What would you do for a Klondike bar? Senator John McCain gave away any hope for the Presidency when he selected Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate. It must be hitting him just about now like a load of blue ice falling from the sky.
McCain would have glided into the White House oval office if he had instead picked Condoleezza Rice or even Hillary Clinton as his Vice-president running mate. Bill Clinton could have told him that: Are you better off now than you were the day before you picked Sarah Palin?
The load of blue ice could be coming from a United Airlines flight flying from San Francisco to London where some passengers are seated facing the tail-end of the plane or the wrong way, giving travelers motion sickness and the distinct feeling they are moving backwards, probably landing in India instead of England.
Like flying backwards, the Palin onion continues to be peeled apart. The bipartisan legislative committee (ten Republicans and four Democrats) found that the Governor did indeed abused her position of authority, (an impeachable offense) when she attempted to fire her ex-brother in law, Trooper Michael Wooton. Another footnote to the peeling onion, husband Todd Palin is a member of the Alaska Independence Party, an anti-American secessionist group, right of the John Birch Society. Not exactly the equivalent of the innocuous United Mileage Plus Club.
Lots of rain, floods and mud in England, and the Blenheim Horse Trials were canceled after two days. Lots of information oozing out of Sarah Palin's background like the witch-doctor-exorcist religious services she underwent or attended or experienced. Maybe that's okay Klondike behavior, but who really is, that one? Does Daddy Warbucks know her whole story, and is anybody making arrangements for the upcoming wedding ceremony or is the kid giving the kid to Hillary Clinton to raise? Again, a good choice.
Boarded the plane in London for the flight home; seated facing forward and thank you for small favors. The election is also coming in for a landing in November and not soon enough. Two Americans are running for the White House: one old, one new. The rest is blue ice.