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Meanwhile In Election Land

I have been forced to take time away from hurricane tracking to pay attention to the McCain campaign. I think that John McCain should have asked me to be his running mate instead of Sarah Palin. If he was looking to really shock the political world, I certainly could have done the job.

Granted, I haven't been a mayor or governor but I have managed an apartment community which does require diplomacy and toughness. It's true that I am a Democrat but McCain was seriously considering Joe Lieberman and he's only an Independent now because the Democrats in Connecticut rejected him.

Like Sarah, John McCain doesn't know me at all. I speak cleanly (someone wrote that about her today). You can count on me to speak cleanly especially if small children or senior citizens are around. I, too, minored in political science and I have continued my political science education by watching Bill Maher, obsessive browsing of Huffington Post and I get a varied viewpoint by reading Andrew Sullivan's blog.

In my favor, I'm a year younger than Sarah, I have time to keep up with foreign policy issues because I don't have five children and I have experience dealing with natural disasters. If she's a viable option, why not me!?!

Edit... Thanks to yellowdoggrl, I now have a banner promoting me as an alternative to Sarah Palin. Senator McCain missed a genuine opportunity to show that he was a true maverick.


McCain & Dee
McCain & Dee

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weelisa
Aug. 30th, 2008 12:04 am (UTC)
AND you have the cutest dogs! Think of the photo ops!

But I think you should set your sights higher - El Presidenta!
silverdee
Aug. 30th, 2008 12:44 am (UTC)
Thank you for reminding me of my precedence over Sarah in the dog department. Yes, my Corgis and I would make people think of the Queen of England and her long years of service with no real qualification for the position. So not VP or El Presidenta! Nope, I'm now shooting for Queen!
weather_fan
Aug. 30th, 2008 12:49 am (UTC)
Honestly, I was ready to chuckle at this entry until it dawned on me that you make excellent points. Dee for VP!
silverdee
Aug. 30th, 2008 01:36 am (UTC)
Why thank you! I think you would make a fine Secretary of Meteorology and Geology. Or if you prefer you could head up the new Department of Homeland Public Radio.
weelisa
Aug. 30th, 2008 02:47 am (UTC)
Ohh, ohh, what's *my* portfolio?

I know I'm a durn foreigner, but I ~do~ get a portfolio, don't I?

I'm thinking Secretary of English Literature...I'll go into schools and pummel young children with copies of Austen and Dickens...
silverdee
Aug. 30th, 2008 05:00 am (UTC)
You could be English Literature Liaison for the Former Colonies of Great Britain. You'd have global influence and lots of travel to Australia, India, Burma and other fun places. You'll do a fine job pummeling youth with books because even after Harry Potter, they still don't read enough!
weelisa
Aug. 30th, 2008 12:57 pm (UTC)
Wow! I'd actually be ELL for the FCGB? Kewlness. I love your choice of countries too - all nice and warm.

Now you simply ~must~ win - the pressure's on!
silverdee
Aug. 30th, 2008 05:52 pm (UTC)
I'll get right on that campaigning and conventioneering. I'll be such an asset.
weather_fan
Aug. 30th, 2008 03:34 am (UTC)
I would be honored to serve in either position. We'll fight for public radio there so we don't fight it here. Or something like that.
yellowdoggrl
Aug. 30th, 2008 12:55 am (UTC)
Oh, I could definitely see it.


silverdee
Aug. 30th, 2008 01:36 am (UTC)
Woohoo! I have my own banner already!
silverdee
Aug. 30th, 2008 01:38 am (UTC)
I'm adding this to the post!
weather_fan
Aug. 30th, 2008 03:35 am (UTC)
I really think you're starting something here. This thing's got legs.
silverdee
Aug. 30th, 2008 05:08 am (UTC)
I don't want to wreck things for McCain because he's doing such a good job of it on his own. I want him to stay at the top of the ticket. Is there a write-in candidate option for just the VP?
earlgreyhot
Aug. 30th, 2008 04:46 am (UTC)
NOOOO! You can't! Then people might actually vote for McCain :P
silverdee
Aug. 30th, 2008 05:17 am (UTC)
I'd love to be Barack Obama's running mate, too. But he obviously had a team of smart people vetting his choice unlike McCain. I think McCain threw a dart at a map of the US, barely hit the edge and landed on Alaska. Then his team had to scramble to find any politician from Alaska that would work. Ta da! Sarah!
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