Meghan McCain Should Run the RNC

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Meghan McCain Should Run the RNC

In a follow up to Kelly's post yesterday, it just so happens that Meghan McCain was on with Rachel Maddow last night. If only more moderate Republicans would come out of the closet, this country would be in a better place. It's bad enough that we have a two-party system, but at the rate the confused conservative right is going, we are well on our way to a one-party system. The GOP needs to skip a generation and put the leadership in the hands of the 20-somethings; they clearly have a clue about the future.



Comments [19]

stone runner's picture

hopelessly confused.... and

hopelessly confused....

and sardonic to boot!

stone runner's picture

Of course this was a

Of course this was a political decision with politics working as they should (for a change). I cannot find fault with Palin for wanting to know everything she can about the candidates. In her position I would do the same. I also wish more politicians would try to find out as much as they can about any issue they have jurisdiction over.

It seems as though you are reducing everything to the whale issue. I belive that is an over-simplification. But there are some who will look for the worst in what others do instead of trying to be objective. In this case, Palin dealt with the situation the way I would if in her shoes, so I gotta side with her!

mysticsmb's picture

What it may blow out of the

What it may blow out of the water is beluga whales which are standing in the way of Palin and the oil companies.

You fail to note that the article described the request for 'everything it knew about the nominees' as highly 'unusual' and unprecedented, because the council had already provided extensive and pertinent information to the governor's office.

So what was Palin, who has absolutely no legal background, looking for that wasn't provided? One can only speculate. But I'm not as sanguine as you that this was not a very political decision.

Christen is highly qualified because she was one of only two candidates recommended by the Judicial Council--Palin did not pluck her out of thin air.

Rusty's picture

She must not have found

She must not have found anyone in her high school class even remotely qualified.

"When you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will." ~ Pollyanna

stone runner's picture

Last week, the governor's

Last week, the governor's office asked the Judicial Council for everything it knew about the nominees, including the "application for this or any other judicial appointment, for retention election, or for any other purpose."

Seems to me like she chose the most qualified candidate. Morgan Christen is qualified up to her ears & I'm glad she got the job!

anyways, blows the argument out of the water that Palin puts her personal ideology in the forefront. She did what was right for her constituents, despite conservative pressure. Kudos for that!

mysticsmb's picture

If you read the article

If you read the article carefully, Palin didn't have much of a choice--she picked the lesser of two evils. The state Judicial Council recommends nominees and the governor must choose someone they nominate. In this case she chose the pro-choice woman over a man whose stance on abortion is unclear but who once ran an environmental law firm that now opposes her policies regarding beluga whales in the Cook Inlet. See Kelly McCartney's blog from earlier this week: http://www.velvetparkmedia.com/2009/03/10/eco-maniac-palin-v-belugas/.

Idiot's picture

If any of you out there think

If any of you out there think there is a two party system, could you explain why? I don't see any compelling evidence for it, but I'm all ears.

stone runner's picture

I saw this (above) and

I saw this (above) and thought Meghan McCain was good. There are more moderate Repubs out there than folks might think. Was happy to see Palin appointing a pro-choice supreme court judge too, despite lots of conservative pressure:

http://www.adn.com/news/government/story/711378.html

Steph's picture

Tae - you CRACK me up!!! All

Tae - you CRACK me up!!!

All true though...........Wink

Not2Taem's picture

I think it would probably go

I think it would probably go the way of most threesomes: Brilliant sparks in the imagination, a lot of heat in the beginning of implementation, and then down in roaring flames as someone gets pushed to the side. Wink

Steph's picture

We supposedly three main

We supposedly three main parties (the Liberal Democrats being the third). In reality the elections are a 2 horse race but the Lib Dems present an alternative view in Parliament.

Kelly McCartney's picture

Do you guys think it would

Do you guys think it would ever be possible to have three parties - liberal, moderate, and conservative? It seems like that would more fully represent our populace. It would also preserve that loyal opposition idea and healthy debate.

Won't you be my neighbor? @theKELword

mysticsmb's picture

Oh, I'm not asking her to

Oh, I'm not asking her to solve the economic crisis or anything, and sure I appreciate her honesty in being willing to say she doesn't know something, but if she wants to be taken seriously she needs to be a bit more informed and conversant on what is the single biggest issue of the day.

Not2Taem's picture

I don't know. She's blogging,

I don't know. She's blogging, not running for office. We don't insist that Julia give us the scoop on dead lesbians or Erin update us on the weekly gay TV beat. The fast talking did make me want to reach for my inhaler. Smile

Rusty's picture

The Meghan McCains will have

The Meghan McCains will have a very hard time taking over the Republican Party.

Since the election of Reagan in 1980 the Religious Right has had a stranglehold on the Party. They are the ones who do the grunt work of the Party and show up to the primary elections. Remember all the backpedaling and ring-kissing McCain had to do to get the nomination?

By contrast, when Howard Dean was the head of the DNC he used the 50-state strategy and recruited Democrats to run in districts that the party hasn't contested for years. In order to do that, he found people who could actually win; they were far more conservative than traditional Democrats. This is a big reason that the Democrats made the gains they did in 2006 and 2008 in the House. These are the "Blue Dogs" and they're likely to give Obama fits on certain issues, but that's the messiness that happens when you go for the big tent.

"When you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will." ~ Pollyanna

Rusty's picture

Her answer on economics was

Her answer on economics was pretty weak especially since she started the answer with the Republican talking point about ear marks in the budget bill Obama just signed. She failed to acknowledge that 40% of the earmarks were from Republicans and the bill was put together last year and was considered bi-partisan when Bush was president.

"When you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will." ~ Pollyanna

Grace Moon's picture

well in all fairness i don't

well in all fairness i don't think the Obama administration and his economic experts are all that clear about what to do either.

even Geithner and Romer are at odd as to what the real banking problem is, liquidity vs solvency.

I appreciate she confessed to not understanding instead of going with talking points.

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Julia Watson's picture

I was hoping she would expand

I was hoping she would expand upon exactly what it was within the party that she "fell in love with," too. And DAMN does that girl talk fast. Even faster than me, I think.

mysticsmb's picture

Ok, I appreciate her

Ok, I appreciate her moderation and willingness to call out Coulter, but her comments on economic policy are really weak--I don't care if she didn't take Economics in college, she's blogging about the Republican party and should have some understanding of its stance on economic issues. And the big question remains: why does she love the Republican Party?