Now that Mitt Romney's grip on the Republican nomination is more secure than a dog kennel fastened to a car roof, speculation naturally turns to the question of potential running mates. Who can best help Romney articulate the hopeful message that Barack Obama has driven the proverbial car into the economic basement and only a man with a garage elevator can lift it out?
Well, Katy bar the door, Sarah Palin has an idea on this front…
"Top of my list is Allen West," she said. "I love that he has that military experience. He is a public servant willing to serve for the right reasons. He understands the Constitution. He understands our national foreign policy issues that must be addressed. He has served. I really like him. There are so many, Sean, that are out there. And when I talk about going rogue, what I want to do is encourage the GOP nominee to not think that they have to go with somebody necessarily safe that conventional wisdom perhaps would lead somebody to believe that, if it’s somebody, quote-unquote, safe, that they’re not going to get beat up by the media, because no matter who it is."
You may recall Allen West as the delightful Florida congressman who has compared himself to Harriet Tubman and the Democrats to Nazis, so at least she's won the irresponsible vice-presidential suggestion Olympics. No way anyone is going to top her.
Certainly not old codger and properly chastised 2008 nominee John McCain…
When asked to suggest some names Wednesday, the Arizona Republican said, "I think it should be Sarah Palin." But when pressed to elaborate, he said "I think we have some very qualified candidates," citing Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Govs. Mitch Daniels of Indiana, Chris Christie of New Jersey and Bobby Jindal of Louisiana.
It's a hilarious joke because Sarah Palin was very uniquely unqualified to be one heartbeat away from the presidency!
Man, McCain does hold grudges. I thought this was the time in the primary process when Republicans buried the hatchet and
sang Kumbayaawkwardly recited the lyrics to America the Beautiful, while falling all over themselves to be as helpful to their future nominee as possible.
Unless I'm grossly misreading history and Romney fired McCain's dad at some point in his career, there's no justification for trying to saddle him with Sarah Palin.
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