Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Pulling a Palin

Yes. The phrase is gaining currency after the Palin-Biden debate, the famous one where she started off on a different issue/tangent whenever she was faced with a difficult question. This not-so-original tactic is now being termed as 'Pulling a Palin' on someone. To think of it, the surprise candidacy of Sarah Palin can be this: John McCain pulled a Palin on the race by pulling the Alaskan out of his closet of running mates.
Alas, the presidential race has been overshadowed by the clouds of gloom hanging over the US economy. Suddenly the US voter wants myriad assurances and an answer to the question: How did it it come to this and who brought us here? The average American can't go into the nuances of the answer to the first part of that question. But the second part is simple: the Republicans. After all, George W. Bush has been managing the economy for the last eight years. Can the McCain-Palin pair pull a Palin on the American voter? The answer, my friend, is not blowing in the wind. It's writing on the Wall Street.

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