That's why John McCain picked Sarah Palin over a more experienced, stodgy old white establishment Republican for his Veep. Palin is acting to re-brand the GOP away from that preconceived model, which may be a long term plus even if they lose in November.
But team Obamarama must also be feeling a certain amount of desperation due to that pick. Today Obama lashed out at McCain for billing himself as an agent of change while being surrounded by lobbyist advisors:
“Who is it that he’s going to tell that change is coming?” he added, “I mean come on, they must think you’re stupid!”It's a legitimate charge but he took it too far. After all, Obama picked his Vice Presidential running mate FOR THE EXACT SAME REASON he's castigating McCain--long term experience in Washington! Does he think we're stupid?
He also launched into Palin by making perhaps the most audacious comment of his entire campaign journey to date:
“She is a skillful politician,” said Obama, “but when you’ve been taking all these earmarks when it is convenient and then suddenly you’re the champion anti-earmark person, that is not change, come on. I mean, words mean something. You can’t just make stuff up. You can’t just make stuff up.”Oh really?
Video is here. And Allahpundit serves up a tasty link of hypocrisy here.