Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Sarah Palin's Reverend Wright

I'm going to remind myself that I said Obama couldn't be held responsible for the views espoused by his church when I post this item about the Wasilla Assembly of God's embrace of Jews for Jesus, not to mention her pastor's view that those who did not vote for Bush in 2004 were consigned to hell and this about 9/11 and Iraq:

What you see in a terrorist -- that's called the invisible enemy. There has always been an invisible enemy. What you see in Iraq, basically, is a manifestation of what's going on in this unseen world called the spirit world. ... We need to think like Jesus thinks. We are in a time and a season of war, and we need to think like that. We need to develop that instinct. We need to develop as believers the instinct that we are at war, and that war is contending for your faith. ... Jesus called us to die. You're worried about getting hurt? He's called us to die. Listen, you know we can't even follow him unless you are willing to give up your life. ... I believe that Jesus himself operated from that position of war mode. Everyone say "war mode." Now you say, wait a minute Ed, he's like the good shepherd, he's loving all the time and he's kind all the time. Oh yes he is -- but I also believe that he had a part of his thoughts that knew that he was in a war.

Funny. I always thought Jesus was the Prince of Peace. My mistake.

So why do I keep posting this stuff? Because it was the job of the McCain campaign to have this sh*t out in front of her selection and announcement. They're acting so surprised at the media scrum around Palin, but Helloooo!! She's new and unknown. It was their job to make her known, to set the narrative, to have answers to these concerns in place BEFORE announcing her. But they didn't and now they're mad that people are doing their own research. Poor campaign organization, poor campaign planning, poor execution right down the line. And, notwithstanding my complete lack of knowledge of Sarah Palin, I almost feel sorry for her, that she is going to end up a total political punchline thanks to John McCain.

My point is less about Sarah Palin's fitness for office than about John McCain's fitness for office, based on his handling of this most important of decisions and processes.

1 comment:

Utah Savage said...

You have just articulated what is wrong with his judgement on this, and you've also stated why she's so damn dangerous. We don't know anything about her except that she has a vagina.