McCain goes all in…
Okay, this was just frickin’ brilliant poker…
After waiting for his younger, prettier, more popular rival to show his Biden card, McCain smiles, pushes all of his chips to the middle…
….and lays down Govenor Sarah Palin.
Obama’s Jacks: McCain’s too old…I’m young and fresh.,,
McCain’s Queens: Palin is 44. Younger than both McCain AND Obama.
Obama’s Queens: No more “Career politicians”…I’m one of the people!
McCain’s Kings: Here’s a hockey-mom, an all-American girl from Alaska…the last frontier (with a 90% approval rating, no less), a govenor, a wife, and a mother of five, including a newborn with Down’s syndrome.
You don’t get any tougher than that.
Obama’s Kings: “Women of the democratic party, you wanted the first woman President, but I whupped her, so…how about me and Biden instead?”
McCain’s Aces: “First woman president…no can do…but, how about we balm the wounds with the first woman vice-president?”
(Something the Obama camp apparently didn’t think of!)
Note: Every pissed-off soccer-mom who wanted to vote for Hillary now has a second choice for the first woman in the oval office. And, a real woman, not that scary Clinton fem-borg…No sissy girl here, Palin got the nickname “Sarah Barracuda” for her fierce competitiveness on the basketball court in high school.
If I ever questioned McCain’s ability to be president, I do so no longer.
Anyone who can quietly check the river, letting his opponent mug to the crowd and go all in, and then pull this ace from his sleeve…I trust him to go heads up with any player in the world.
As far as I’m concerned, John McCain just won the world series of politics.