Sunday, October 5, 2008

And, Then, Also. Blink.

Pop Quiz…Which of these comments belongs to Miss South Carolina and which belongs to the woman who could become our next Vice President:

"I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some, people out there in our nation don't have maps and, uh, I believe that our, uh, education like such as, uh, South Africa and, uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and, I believe that they should, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., uh, or, uh, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future, for our [children]."

“Oil and coal? Of course, it’s a fungible commodity and they don’t flag, you know, the molecules, where it’s going and where it’s not. But in the sense of the Congress today, they know that there are very, very hungry domestic markets that need that oil first,” Palin said. “So, I believe that what Congress is going to do, also, is not to allow the export bans to such a degree that it’s Americans that get stuck to holding the bag without the energy source that is produced here, pumped here. It’s got to flow into our domestic markets first.”

Does it matter? Well, yes – one of these women has not been accused of abusing her authority. The other has.

And one of them was not presented as the savior of their party. The other was.

And one of them seems to want to give SNL some much-needed Tina Fey time.

Does the Vice President matter? Some of you may say yes, some of you may say no. But what does matter is the judgment that went into the selection. I guess that is what defines leadership, from the top down.

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