I've already written:
— About Sarah Palin's being out of touch and a polar bear killer
— About Bristol Palin's pregnancy and conservative hypocrisy
— About the Palin family's interesting, elf-like names
So it's only appropriate I should point out that Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice-presidential nominee, still needs to come forward and answer questions about her possible affiliation with a group that wants to secede from the United States. I, being a moderate and not a complete liberal (though, Dr. Bob would say the only thing in the middle of the road is a dead raccoon...), enjoy shooting guns as much as the next hillbilly, but starting another Civil War because of seceding states isn't the best way to go about getting to do so. Palin has since responded, saying that she only attended the AIP's meeting because it was in the town where she was mayor. However, the Guardian made sure to point out that the McCain campaign's weak response means nothing.
To help out the McCain campaign even more (I bet he wishes the Palin's would quit helping), it's been leaked that Bristol is likely breaking the law by drinking underage (hopefully not since she's been pregnant). Her boyfriend is hopefully more responsible, but it's doubtful. I suppose Bristol just takes after her irresponsible father, Todd, who received a DUI when he was a little older than she is now.
To make matters even worse for the Republicans, two Republican pundits were caught on tape yesterday evening bashing McCain and the Palin choice for veep. Wall Street Journal columnist and former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan, along with MSNBC contributor Mike Murphy, thought they were off-the-air on MSNBC yesterday after an interview with Chuck Todd. The pair called McCain's choice "gimmicky" and "political bullshit." While I can't help but agree, you can check it out and make the decision on your own at the Huffington Post or Editor & Publisher. The YouTube video alone is here.
Relatively Journalizing, along with the rest of the blogosphere, would like to thank the McCain campaign for providing such great blog fodder by selecting Sarah Palin as John McCain's running mate!