I thought I was a cynic, but Rik Hertzberger, of The New Yorker is surely top dog, (so to speak).
He recently made a (seemingly) serious case that McStain's best interests as Presidential candidate would be best served by the addition to the ticket of the least competent female public servant EVER--who escapes the label of "Least Competent Public Servant Of All Time Regardless of Gender" only by virtue of serving in the same regime with Alberto Gonzales and Douglas Feith .
(Update: The more one thinks objectively about this pairing, the 'better' (for the GOPs) it looks. It could really be a smart move for the Pukes. Because it would trump the candidacies of BOTH HRC and BHO, without having the awkwardness (and distraction) of having EITHER a black or a woman at the top of the ticket. But at the same time, it preserves the novelty factor of having BOTH a black and a woman on the ticket. Sheer fuuking GENIUS!)`
Update #2: The More I Think About This, The More Genius It Seems:
The biggest advantage of it is that it preserves the novelty of the Dims choices--which, when you think about it, is just about ALL they have--without the danger of any of there being any significant power shift. By keeping a White Male on top--where obviously God intended us to be--they preserve the most of the symbolism of the Dim ticket, without actually having to share power with despised, marginalized people. Condi could be counted upon for discretion, silence, and decorum ; plus, it would give her at a minimum, four more years to get something--any-fucking-thing--RIGHT!
Win-win, all the GOP way...
(Note: After posting this, I found Nick Van Hoffman had speculated on this (mis) match-up, last month on Alternet.)
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