Who's Really Running The GOP? The Sith, Obviously
By Number Six
Tuesday, September 02, 2008 at 06:08 PM
Now the truth slowly leaks out: Gov Palin's nod to become McSame's VP candidate comes not out of the blue...
But from the dark side......!
Last week, while the media focused almost obsessively on the DNC's spectacle in Denver, the country's most influential conservatives met quietly at a hotel in downtown Minneapolis to get to know Sarah Palin. The assembled were members of the Council for National Policy, an ultra-secretive cabal that networks wealthy right-wing donors together with top conservative operatives to plan long-term movement strategy.And do these names ring with any familiarity? Can we say The Religious Right? America's very own Dark Lords Of The Sith???
CNP members have included Tony Perkins, James Dobson, Grover Norquist, Tim LaHaye and Paul Weyrich. At a secret 2000 meeting of the CNP, George W. Bush promised to nominate only pro-life judges; in 2004, then-Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist told the group, "The destiny of the nation is on the shoulders of the conservative movement." This year, thanks to Sarah Palin's selection, the movement may have finally aligned itself behind the campaign of John McCain.
Sure we can.
The New York Times has even more, quoting now...
Up until midweek last week, some 48 to 72 hours before Mr. McCain introduced Ms. Palin at a Friday rally in Dayton, Ohio, Mr. McCain was still holding out the hope that he could choose a good friend, Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, independent of Connecticut, a Republican close to the campaign said. Mr. McCain had also been interested in another favorite, former Gov. Tom Ridge of Pennsylvania.So, what does this tell us? That the dread Sith...oops...Religious Right still has plenty of say in how the GOP is run, even it means dumping feasible VP candidates for one, selected simply because...she's another Sith and that is sure to win the Sith vote this fall, true?
But both men favor abortion rights, anathema to the Christian conservatives who make up a crucial base of the Republican Party. As word leaked out that Mr. McCain was seriously considering the men, the campaign was bombarded by outrage from influential conservatives who predicted an explosive floor fight at the convention and vowed rejection of Mr. Ridge or Mr. Lieberman by the delegates.
Perhaps more important, several Republicans said, Mr. McCain was getting advice that if he did not do something to shake up the race, his campaign would be stuck on a potentially losing trajectory.
With time running out — and as Mr. McCain discarded two safer choices, Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota and former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts, as too predictable — he turned to Ms. Palin. He had his first face-to-face interview with her on Thursday and offered her the job moments later. Advisers to Mr. Pawlenty and another of the finalists on Mr. McCain’s list described an intensive vetting process for those candidates that lasted one to two months.
Ah, we are back now to Rovian Tactology, yes. Whatever it takes to make the fundies, the Rapt-o-maniacs, the Pro Women As Slaves movement kind...even if it means nominating a totally inexperienced person, one, that, so far, her record ain't holding enough water to float algae.
Point? The Sith, as I now think the name fits, are still in there, and still yapping about what they demand of the GOP...even if such demands may well spell their total annihilation this fall, not that anyone here at WTW is going to miss the GOP...at all.
I then ponder, what do they wish to attempt this time?...not that their boy, El Residente Cheezewhiz did much to accomplish their dark-side-of-the-force wishes, like overturning Roe V Wade, for one. Another stab at yet another Terry Schiavo deal, perhaps?
Let us hope that this pick of Gov Palin, demanded by the Sith wing of the GOP...ends their domination for good.