It’s surely all over in the US Presidential race, isn’t it? I cannot see anything other than a big Barack win. I don’t think Biden’s been a great choice as running mate but he must be thanking his lucky stars he hasn’t got failin’ Palin as his VP choice. Everything she does heaps further problems on the McCain shoulders. It shows that McCain’s judgement isn’t good – he went for the easy appeal of Palin’s photogenic attractiveness, bright personality and youthful feminity but it’s backfired big-time. She’s issues-prone, baggage-laden, easily parodied, inexperienced, lacking depth and gravitas, overly image-conscious and liable to make appalling gaffes. Apart from that I think she’s great. Fancy an anagram derived from ‘McCain and Palin’ – manic panic land!
On top of all of that I can’t help thinking that McCain looks kind of odd on the stump. I realise he was badly injured and tortured by his captors in the Vietnam war and I understand his injuries were so profound that they have affected his mobility ever since. Now this isn’t intended to mock or make light of his physical problems but he seems to have such strange little handwave gestures as he’s working the live audience. A quick, flashing short-armed gesture which seems almost puppet-like. There’s just something really odd about it. Is it just me? He shouldn’t do it; it looks insincere, as if he cannot be bothered to wave properly. If it is because of his injuries I’m going to seem like a complete tosspot now…..