That’s Right Nate

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Palin Will Be McCain’s Intern

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Some people who are thrilled to have a woman on the ticket are a little worried about Sarah Palin.  Not because she doesn’t believe in manmade global warming or because she doesn’t go for this whole evolution thing, but because of her limited experience in foreign policy.  However, that really really shouldn’t be a problem.  According to McCain adviser Charlie Black, “”She’s going to learn national security at the foot of the master for the next four years, and most doctors think that he’ll be around at least that long.”

Presumably, McCain will be like Obi Wan Kenobi to Palin’s Luke Skywalker.  When McCain thinks she is ready he’ll stop trying to keep such a tight control on his temper or something and pass on leaving Palin a clear path to be President.  Until then Palin will basically be a paid intern learning how to govern at the foot of McCain.  Remember, if you take over the Presidency because of succession it doesn’t count against your two terms.  By the time this is all said and done Palin could have a 15 year Presidency.  I really love the idea of a 23 year Republican White House.

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Written by thatsrightnate

August 30, 2008 at 4:02 pm

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  1. Um, how do you figure 15 years? I get that you’re thinking she takes over for McCain one year in, and serves out the remaining 3 years of his term. But then she has to run for President in the next election (like Ford did), and then again 4 years later. If she wins both that’s 3+4+4=11.

    Also, how did you get 23? Surely party control comes in multiples of 4.

    Sonic Charmer

    August 30, 2008 at 4:08 pm

  2. 8 for Bush
    1 for McCain
    11 for Palin
    4 for whoever follows Palin.

    Ok its 24 years I guess.

    thatsrightnate

    August 30, 2008 at 5:07 pm

  3. Oh ok, you were factoring in a “whoever follows Palin”. Except that for some reason whoever follows Palin only gets one term?

    Actually, why not keep going. Why stop there? What about whoever follows whoever follows Palin? And so on? What if they’re (gasp) ALL Republicans? Are you ready for 100 years of Republican Presidencies?

    And the amazing thing is, it’s ALL due to McCain being old and having chosen Palin. The rest of this follows like clockwork 😉

    Sonic Charmer

    August 30, 2008 at 5:12 pm

  4. I’m sorry I just find it kind of silly to automatically think that the Republican after Palin will naturally get a second term when we don’t even know who he is yet.

    thatsrightnate

    August 30, 2008 at 5:21 pm

  5. LOL….fair enough. but does that mean you think assuming all of the following makes perfect sense:

    -McCain will win
    -McCain will pass away in year 1
    -Palin will win the 2012 and 2016 elections, and
    -whoever the (R)s nominate in 2020 after two-term/11-year President Palin will win (even though we don’t even know who he is it)

    ??

    😉

    Sonic Charmer

    August 30, 2008 at 5:25 pm

  6. Yes, John McLaughlin said tonight he thinks that the Dems will run Hillary against Palin in 2012.

    thatsrightnate

    August 30, 2008 at 6:40 pm

  7. So your master scheme for Republican world domination only works if McCain dies right after he’s elected? Hmmmm…. Aren’t you giving those gun-loving folks some clever ideas?

    Lola

    August 31, 2008 at 7:51 am

  8. I’m not advocating shooting him, but let’s face it McCain is 72. Chances are Palin will be the next President.

    thatsrightnate

    August 31, 2008 at 7:53 am

  9. Or maybe we could just vote for Obama? You know, I remember the first time I went to to the U.S., for a Political Science course in Washington (seriously). It was great. I was a teenager, and I was put together with other teens from all over the world. There were some students from American states too – Nevada and Hawaii, if I recall correctly. It was 1985, and I remember vividly one girl from Hawaii (I mean, if you count Alaska as part of the U.S., you should consider Hawaii) who was obsessed with Reagan’s age. She was genuinely scared that the old man would fall asleep in front of a nuclear bomb panel, accidentally hit a button, and there goes our planet. And now you’re rooting for an even older president. Isn’t it kind of dangerous?

    Lola

    August 31, 2008 at 2:52 pm

  10. Not at all. We have much better failsafes on the nuclear weapons now.

    thatsrightnate

    August 31, 2008 at 3:42 pm

  11. She looks amazing for a grandma. And clearly she thinks quickly in a crisis. She’ll be fine.

    steve

    August 31, 2008 at 4:24 pm


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