Reader Adam S. writes:
Among all of the other ridiculousness about Palin, one thing strikes a very weird cord for me.
According to Republicans, one of Palin’s biggest strengths (and to a lesser, but still significant degree, McCain’s also) as Republican nominees for Pres and VP is that “they have fought corruption within their own party.”
Isn’t it a tremendous indictment of the entire Republican party that they think the most important characteristic for a leader of the whole country is someone who can root out the corrupt politicians within their own Republican party? I understand that Republicans are so corrupt that it can be a full-time job to keep up with them, but if Republicans are so corrupt that we need to elect a Republican ticket to catch other corrupt Republicans, why should we be electing Republicans in the first place?