Palin In Comparison

Like Gov. Sarah Palin’s selection as the Republican vice presidential nominee or not, this is what it looks like to me: Head Coach John McCain, in need of a backup quarterback to win the Super Bowl with three seconds left, looked down the bench past:

1. The capable, obvious #2,

2. The aging veteran #3 who still has a couple of good throws left in his arm,

3. The raw, rookie 5th round draft pick on the practice squad, who’s not even suited up,

4. The even more-raw, rookie 6th round draft pick on the practice squad, who’s not even in the stadium.

Instead, with the season on the line, he picks a college quarterback who just started classes for senior year. Talk about a “Hail Mary” pass!

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(Bonus sports analogy from Huffington Post’s Jason Linkins: “And along comes Sarah Palin, who’s basically reached third on a series of throwing errors…

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2 Responses to “Palin In Comparison”


  1. 1 Your brother September 2, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Let’s put the McCain/Palin scenario in terms you and I both enjoy: Hockey!

    McCain is the head coach of Arizona H.C. and aspiring NHL head coach. His #1 goalie goes down with a Hextall-ian groin injury. What does McCain do to fill the void?

    Does he:

    1. Sign a veteran goaltender off the free agent list
    2. Recall the stud prospect in the minor leagues
    3. Sign an unproven goalie with less than a year’s experience in professional hockey

    What does McCain do?

    He gets a goalie whose only experience is that of dek-hockey and beer leagues whilst decorated in the finest Mylec gear. ‘Nuff said…


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