Yeah, you thought I’d stay out of this, huh? You know, I resisted posting anything regarding Bristol Palin’s pregnancy or the rumors about Trig Palin (which I shan’t dignify with a link). I resisted posting links to Sarah Palins comments supporting the ‘Bridge to Nowhere’ (and yes, she kept the earmark money for the state), or the fact that she’s not only under investigation for misconduct and abuse of power as governor of Alaska, but was almost recalled over a similar firing issue as the mayor of Wasilla.
But I can’t pass this up: The claim that Sarah Palin’s role as Commander-in-Chief of the Alaskan National Guard somehow preps her for assuming the presidency is so far beyond laughable as to be almost insane. According to Maj. Gen. Craig Campbell, the adjunt general of the Guard, “he and Palin play no role in national defense activities, even when they involve the Alaska National Guard. The entire operation is under federal control, and the governor is not briefed on situations. ”
Yet somehow that’s conflated to become the decisive CiC experience that’ll put Palin over the top. What’s great is that now even the media (normally sympathetic to regurgitating campaign talking points) has decided that there’s only so much bullshit they’ll let get by without comment, as evidenced by Campbell Brown trying to get McCain’s spokesperson Tucker Bounds to name even a single executive decision made by Palin regarding the National Guard.
When CNN gets that confrontational, you know there’s not a whole lot of hope for Palin’s chances of avoiding being known as the 21st Century’s first Tom Eagleton.