I'm not a political blogger. I sometimes write about politics, sure, but it's not like I'm a total news junkie, media hog, 24-7 politico-maniac. I know people like that, and I know I'm not one of them. But right now, I can't bring myself to blog about anything other than Sarah Palin's nomination because Palin's nomination feels like nothing short of a national crisis. I know that sounds melodramatic, but that's how I feel.
Over at Politico yesterday, they had a story about what the nomination says about McCain. The short answer: He's desperate and terrified of a landslide. But what does the fact that a desperate politician (who's 72 and has had FOUR bouts of cancer) can nominate someone clearly unqualified for a job that could be one of the most powerful in the world (should he die) whom he doesn't know and reasonably think that this decision will get votes -- what does all that say about us as an electorate? It blows my mind to think about how crass and how absurd our political landscape has become. I'm a little devastated by it. And terrified by it. And it's keeping me from blogging about anything else. Like this bicycle, which I think is really cool, but if Sarah Palin becomes Vice President, I might have to ride it to Canada.