I had the opportunity to attend a book review of John Heilemann and Mark Halperin’s Game Change.
The reviewer was local Albany attorney,and talk show host, Steve Coffey.
The review was excellent, highlighting most of the major events of the 2008 Presidential campaign.
Did have a chance to ask two questions, both, methinks, important.
First, John McCain and Sara Palin.
Game Change vividly describes the quick process that led to Palin’s pick as McCain’s running mate.
McCain’s direct talk, and vetting, with Palin took about an hour.
A scary vetting in chosing our VP candidate.
As Coffey suggests, Palin was a possible big game changer. A choice that could have salvaged McCain’s campaign.
But as I suggested, her pick was like Mel Brooks building a young Frankenstein.
Palin is still with us. But even the moderate tea partiers don’t feel she is qualified to be President.
Will her future be on Fox?
Coffey was noncommital.
The second question dealt with the msn and John Edwards.
The msn buried the scandal of Edwards, , Rielle Hunter, and the love child.
How sad to hear that the National Enquirer was nominated for a Pulitizer for their Edwards scandal stories.
Where was the msn?
It could have gone to Edwards and his wife before Iowa , and just told them that the story of the love child will go public; and Edwards should withdrawl for the sake of the country,the Dem. Party, and his family.
He likely would have.
Suppose Edwards had broken through in the 2008 campaign?
Suppose he had gone all the way, and won the Presidency?
Can’t we see him ready to take the oath of office in Jan. 2009, in the cold, at the steps of the national Capitol.
Just as the oath is about to be given, , Rielle Hunter,with the lovechild in one arm, uses her other hand trying to grab the Bible from Elizabeth Edwards.
Then, and only then, would the msn have asked: Hey, what’s going on here?
Coffey main response was that MSNBC was very Obama biased.
But I also suggested that MSNBC was necessary to balance cable Fox.