It was baffling to me as well. Maybe he was trying to break Obama's stride.
The real comparison comes from knowing that McCain tried his damndest to belittle Obama, the superior brain and answerer during the debate. What blah blah blah doesn't understand, blah blah blah....really didn't answer any of the questions posed, because he only repeated what he's been saying on the campaign trail. Many will of course miss this simple comparison.
Absolutely--Surly is the word. He thinks he is still a Commander in the Navy and that Senator Obama is his underling!
Sarah Palin has a way of using "old boys" -- then dumping them when they become inconvenient.
Editor's note: You can find Salon's complete coverage of Sarah Palin here.
By David Talbot
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in Detroit Sept. 5, 2008.
Sept. 23, 2008 | WASILLA, Alaska -- Before Sarah Palin decided to run for the Wasilla mayor's office in 1996 against incumbent John Stein, the Palins and Steins were friends. John Stein had helped launch Palin's political career, mentoring the hockey mom during her 1994 run for City Council, along with veteran council member Nick Carney. Stein's wife, Karen Marie, went to aerobics classes with Palin.
But when she announced her candidacy for Stein's seat, vowing to overturn the city's "old boy" establishment, a different Sarah Palin emerged. "Things got very ugly," recalled Naomi Tigner, a friend of the Steins. "Sarah became very mean-spirited."
The Wasilla mayor's seat is nonpartisan, and Mayor Stein, a former city planner who had held the post for nine years, ran a businesslike campaign that stressed his experience and competency. But Palin ignited the traditionally low-key race with scorching social issues, injecting "God, guns and abortion into the race -- things that had nothing to do with being mayor of a small town," according to Tigner.