Saturday, August 30, 2008

Rove on running mates

On Face the Nation in early August, Karl Rove thought Barack Obama would pick Tim Kaine as his running mate. Rove sought to diminish the Virginia governor:
With all due respect again to Governor Kaine, he’s been a governor for three years, he’s been able but undistinguished. I don’t think people could really name a big, important thing that he’s done. He was mayor of the 105th largest city in America. And again, with all due respect to Richmond, Virginia, it’s smaller than Chula Vista, California; Aurora, Colorado; Mesa or Gilbert, Arizona; north Las Vegas or Henderson, Nevada. It’s not a big town. So if he were to pick Governor Kaine, it would be an intensely political choice where he said, `You know what? I’m really not, first and foremost, concerned with, is this person capable of being president of the United States?
This bird thought an adaption of Rove's quote was appropriate:
With all due respect again to Governor Palin, she's been a governor for less than two years, she's been able but undistinguished. I don’t think people could really name a big, important thing that she's done. She was mayor of a small town in Alaska. And again, with all due respect to Wasilla, Alaska, it’s smaller than Chula Vista, California; Aurora, Colorado; Mesa or Gilbert, Arizona; north Las Vegas or Henderson, Nevada. It is about the same size as Bridgewater, Covington or Lexington. It’s not a big town. So if he were to pick Governor Palin, it would be an intensely political choice where he said, `You know what? I’m really not, first and foremost, concerned with, is this person capable of being president of the United States?
Republicans would be howling if Obama pickcd Tim Kaine. Where is their outrage now?

1 comment:

unionman said...

You make some great points!