From a recent Bob Herbert editorial in the New York Times — "How is it that this woman could have been selected to be the vice presidential candidate on a major party ticket? How is it that so much of the mainstream media has dropped all pretense of seriousness to hop aboard the bandwagon and go along for the giddy ride? . . . John McCain, who is shameless about promoting himself as America’s ultimate patriot, put the best interests of the nation aside in making his incredibly reckless choice of a running mate."
Also, in today's nytimes, this editorial, an even harder hitting condemnation of this joke/insult of a ticket. The shame of this entire episode isn't so much the hapless Governor. It's McCain, whose judgment has been reduced to a pure calculated insanity of the most insidious kind.
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