Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Make Lemonade

As I indicated in my last post, I honestly cannot tell if Governor Palin's alleged issues (her daughter's pregnancy), and her involvement with a civil service dust-up back home -- were known about prior to her selection as McCain's Vice Presidential candidate. If there were indeed defects in the completeness of the background check, I imagine that they arose out of an attempt to preserve secrecy and options until it became clear what Obama was going to do.
Whatever. This is done, the cake's baked. Putting on my strategy hat, McCain just has to lean into it, say that Palin was his choice, and that her personal issues are advantages, and work them enough until they are. No place to go but forward.
Obama says that family is "off limits." Well, he would, wouldn't he?


hank_F_M said...

I hope this means you and Imperial family are home and dry.

I get the impression that they had done “long list” vetting on her they stopped when she did not move to the short list. When the short list fell apart it was time to make the announcement. But who knows, your right - run with it. As us computer people sometimes say: It’s a feature not a bug.

Candidly Caroline said...

I'm sure they knew. I suspected as much the first time I laid eyes on her. Why on earth would she have a baby blanket that practically went down to her knees otherwise?

Anyways, I don't think it's that big of a deal. It is what it is. It's beautiful she is having the baby, and I think it is great that everyone in Palin's family and in the McCain campaign is validating her difficult and love-inspiring choice.