Brynn Craffey

Will the real Sarah Palin please stand....

Filed By Brynn Craffey | September 24, 2008 11:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Politics, Politics
Tags: Alaska, election campaigns, GOP, John McCain, old boys club, palin, patron, politics, presidential election, Republicans, Sarah Palin, sexism

This interesting article on Salon today paints Sarah Palin as anything but a reformer. Rather , she's said to be a political opportunist, committed to whatever campaign tactic no-matter-how-dirty that will get her elected, and who uses and discards older, male mentors as she claws her way to the top.

According to some political observers in Alaska, this pattern -- exploiting "old-boy" mentors and then turning against them for her own advantage -- defines Sarah Palin's rise to power. Again and again, Palin has charmed powerful political patrons, and then rejected them when it suited her purposes.

If the Republicans win in November, could John McCain be Palin's next victim? Either being forced to resign the presidency due to a health emergency, leaving Palin in the most powerful political office in the world? Or by Palin running circles around him, à la Cheney/Bush, and effectively rendering him a figurehead?


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There a line from the movie 'Two Can Play That Game that people need to bear in mind when talking about or even thinking about voting for McCain and Caribou Barbie.

'Never underestimate a woman with a plan.'

She's been heard saying the "Palin/McCain ticket." I call her a "Political Golddigger."

Eventually McCain will realize that when she talks about "old boy networks" she means him and his friends...

Robert Ganshorn Robert Ganshorn | September 24, 2008 11:37 PM

I don't think she is smart enough Brynn. Governor of a state with the population of greater Peoria is not like working in Washington.

candace mitchell | October 10, 2008 3:23 PM

I couldn't agree with you more. But my bigger fear is for her not Washington. I would think that being unaccustom to the "eat your young" tactics in Washington could be a big shocking for her.

It is amazing that we think that either ticket is going to change Washington. IT IS NOT. As long as we have two parties that will stand and point fingers at each other even while every historical word they said is available for review with the Library of Congress. That makes us all foolish for not taking the time to look at the history. Look for the truth. Talk is cheap. Action is where the truth comes to light.

George W Bush was an intellectual lightweight compared to Al Gore, but who fraudulently occupied the White House for the last eight years?

Brynn Craffey Brynn Craffey | September 26, 2008 11:07 AM

George W Bush was an intellectual lightweight compared to Al Gore, but who fraudulently occupied the White House for the last eight years?

I know. That's why I'm freaking out.