Dear Friend and Reader:
For those of you who are not plugged all the way into the blogosphere via one of those Matrix ports in the back of your head, I have some funny news. A number of top blogs are reporting Sunday night that the McCain team is in Wasilla, Alaska vetting Sarah Palin. Vetting means checking her background, making sure she’s up to the job and so on. The story reportedly broke on the blog of Andrew Halcro, a Republican who ran against Palin for governor in 2006. The story was picked up by John Cole’s Ballon Juice and bas been bouncing around all night.
I forgot to predict last night that Sarah Palin wasn’t going to make it. She’s a test balloon to see what they can do in the polls using some, er, goddess power. Even as a delegate of the divine feminine, her selection reveals a stunning lack of leadership in a Republican party that has been choked by a decade of Neocon death grip.
Meantime, the Associated Press is reporting that John McCain “tore up the script” for the Republican National Convention on Sunday, “casting himself above politics as Hurricane Gustav churned toward New Orleans.” I mean, they can’t have a political convention in Minneapolis if New Orleans is flooding again.
It gets better. Bush and Cheney aren’t going to the RNC themselves. Why should they? They’re not really Republicans. McCain himself may not even attend. Instead, Laura Bush and Cindy McCain “would speak from the podium and describe ways to help victims of the storm bearing down on a region that was devastated three years ago by Hurricane Katrina. The first lady visited the convention hall Sunday evening to check out the podium.”
“This is a time when we have to do away with our party politics, and we have to act as Americans,” McCain said as fellow Republicans converged on their convention city to nominate him for the White House. Aides said Monday’s program would be shorn of political rhetoric, AP reported.
What exactly are they going to do? Recite the Vagina Monologues?
Yours & truly,
PS, it must be hopping up in Alaska tonight. A reader keeps writing to me about how They are using the HAARP facility in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park to create Hurricane Gustav. I might think she’s a little on the tin foil hat side of things except that I know for a fact that weather control has been used as a weapon by the U.S. military since the Vietnam days. I know because my therapist wrote an investigative piece in ’73 or so for Newsday called “A Weather Arsenal.” And that was back in the day when you needed a warehouse to hold what you could put in an Apple IIe.