This Palin mess
So apparently there’s been some sort of frenzy over McCain’s VP choice. She’s some sort of right-wing religious crazy person, among other things. So we get to make fun of statements like this:
11. Are you offended by the phrase “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance? Why or why not?
SP: Not on your life. If it was good enough for the founding fathers, its good enough for me and I’ll fight in defense of our Pledge of Allegiance.
Bzzt! Thanks for playing, but your vapid fundamentalist bluster is not correct.
Plus, she’s apparently in favor of teaching creationism in public schools. Which has been rejected in all forms by the courts so far.
Now, those two points don’t really matter that much, except for the second one, insofar as it affects what judges would be nominated by a McCain/Palin administration (or a future Palin administration). Still, they’re standard religious right talking points and don’t indicate that she’s done much in the way of critical evaluation.
In any case, convention speeches are controlled enough that Palin will probably do well tonight. The real problems will come when she’s asked actual questions. Which I assume has to happen at some point.