The Republican Party may want to ditch its plank on assisted suicide given how quickly it seems to be destroying itself. For example, I would think that at this point given he has zero chance of ever seriously contending for president again, that John McCain might want to give the nation some straight talk and admit he made a serious error picking Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate last year. Instead, he’s trumpeting her as playing some post-resignation leadership role in the GOP,
“I have the greatest respect and affection for Sarah, Todd, and their family. I was deeply honored to have her as my running mate and believe she will continue to play an important leadership role in the Republican Party and our nation,” McCain said in a statement e-mailed to Reuters.
Palin’s continued popularity with a segment of Republican voters is obvious, but if she gains traction it is also a clear path to permanent minority status for the Republican Party. It is going to have a hard enough time overcoming its past reliance on the increasingly irrelevant Religious Right. Throw in a glorification of Bush-league stupidity and mismanagement, and its all over.