Sunday, October 26, 2008

McCain is oh so proud of cute, little Sarah

Is anyone else bothered by McCain's repeated use of the word "proud" to describe how he feels about his vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin?

As in:

"I'm so proud of the way she ignites the crowds. The way she has conducted herself in my view is incredibly admirable," McCain said.

Let's suppose for a moment that McCain hadn't plucked Palin out of relative obscurity (at the urging of the ultra-right in this country, most notably Rush Limbaugh, who started pushing for her as the GOP VP candidate back in February 2008).

Suppose he had picked Mitt Romney or Rudy Giuliani.

Can you imagine John McCain saying over and over again:

"I'm so proud of Rudy, the way he responded to 9/11."

Doesn't that sound just a wee bit condescending? Like McCain is her dear, old Uncle, patting her on the head?


Don Burleson said...

>> "I'm so proud of Rudy, the way he responded to 9/11."

Good point!

I'm proud of you Steve . . .

Girl Next Door (gnd) said...

...or his comment after the VP debate saying, "What do you think of her? Huh? huh?" with so much pride!??!

Look forward to your presentations at ODTUG this week...I'll be sure to stop and say hello

Fletch said...


Haven't you noticed everything these two say seems odd and not quite expected. My guess is McCain did not pick Palin and so the best he can say is he is proud as for Sarah'v vocabulary, she is just too folksy. My two cents