Sunday, September 28, 2008

McCain's Next Gamble: A Shotgun Wedding

McCain camp prays for Palin wedding:
Inside John McCain’s campaign the expectation is growing that there will be a popularity boosting pre-election wedding in Alaska between Bristol Palin, 17, and Levi Johnston, 18, her schoolmate and father of her baby. “It would be fantastic,” said a McCain insider. “You would have every TV camera there. The entire country would be watching. It would shut down the race for a week.
The vulgarity of such a campaign gamble would be truly appalling. But it would solve three nasty problems for McCain:
  1. How to keep Palin away from more damaging interviews ("she's working on the wedding");
  2. What to do with the regiment of lawyers and "communication operatives" McCain sent to Alaska to cover-up all the embarrassing facts about Sarah Palin ("we're making out the invitations") ; and
  3. What to name the kid ("Brummagem")
It also would answer, finally and completely, whether American voters are complete suckers who can't be trusted with the franchise.

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