Friday, October 03, 2008

The US presidential election

From here in Australia, it's been fascinating to watch.  But now, it's also getting a tad scary (exhibit A: Sarah Palin interviewed by Katie Couric.  Especially if you watch Tina Fey's version from Saturday Night Live...).  Here's how the New York Times' editorial summed up the VP debate:

In the end, the debate did not change the essential truth of Ms. Palin’s candidacy: Mr. McCain made a wildly irresponsible choice that shattered the image he created for himself as the honest, seasoned, experienced man of principle and judgment. It was either an act of incredible cynicism or appallingly bad judgment.

1 comment:

candyschultz said...

I can't disagree with that assessment one bit. After watching her last night I wanted to pull my hair out. She might make Bush look good which is maybe why she was chosen. Who knows. If McCain wins I may have to move to Australia.