Here Comes The October Surprise…..

US Special Forces cross into Pakistan to attack Al Qaeda militants.

One thing that concerns me about this story is the ominous intonation of the phrase “the opening salvo in a much broader campaign.”

After eight years of seeing the Bush administration engage in activities which I would have previously dismissed as the worst ravings of tin-foil-hat conspiracy theorists, that phrase instantly brings to mind the thought of an “October Suprise”, where triumphant US Special Forces capture or kill Bin Laden — targeting him in the location where the Administration has known he is all along…..and just in time to give McCain the ecstatic jingoistic bump he needs to take the election.

I’d like to think that such a thing is far-fetched paranoia — and yet, at this point, is anything truly outside the realm of possibility where these people are concerned?

More on Palin

has posted an excellent rundown of some of the more troubling aspects of Sarah Palin, with hyperlinked sources.

Honestly? I don’t care if she’s got relatively zero experience, and was obviously only chosen by McCain in a desperate bid to grab disaffected Hillary supporters and to shore up his Evangelical cred.

My biggest problem is that I really don’t need to see another TheoCon Dominionist nutbag anywhere near the government of my country, ever again.