Dirty Laundry

I’ve got to stop writing about this woman but I just cannot help it. She is everywhere, and yes, I realize I am helping to

propagate the media frenzy that is Sarah Palin, but the fact that she is everywhere bothers the hell out of me. That, and the fact that she has made this election a close one, simply through her VPilf candidacy.  It boggles the mind that Americans can be so sheepish and stupid to jump on the bandwagon that is Sarah Palin without knowing really anything about her. Sure, they know she’s governor of Alaska, and they know that before that she was a mayor of a small town in that same state. We know she has a family, and some kids with strange names. And we know that she can see Russia from her house.

What else do we know? Not much. She doesn’t talk to the media, and now we are going to have to wait until her only debate with Joe Biden, the Democratic VPidwnlf nominee to find out about her personal finances–something that is required of all candidates running for Federal office. It’s not really a big deal that she will wait to disclose her finances, but it is a little fishy. Again, she claims to advocate transparency, but here she is asking for more time, and dodging the transparency issue.

The McCain campaign says they simply want to have enough time to make sure that they get the paperwork right because it is a complicated process. I can understand that, but they’ve had plenty of time since her candidacy was declared to get to work on this. I’m not saying they haven’t been working on it, but they’ve known about it and should have been working on it from the moment she accepted the nomination. Even if there is nothing fishy in her finances, this still shows a lack of leadership and initiative. She’s had time to get her stuff together, and yet she still needs more time and has asked for an extension, which she was granted. What happens if she’s the Veep and something that she’s been aware of for weeks needs her attention? Will she ask for it to wait so she can get her stuff together? Who knows, but right now I would say that Palin and McCain are not inspiring confidence in this voter.

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