The New York Times reveals today that the John McCain campaign has sent a team to Alaska to check up on Sarah Palin’s past, policy preferences and qualifications to be Vice President — the week after he announced she would be Vice President in his administration.
Is this how things will go in a John McCain presidency?
Will McCain bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran and then ask for intelligence to determine whether the nation actually poses a threat?
Will McCain direct the Department of Energy to “Drill Here! Drill Now!” in Washington’s Lafayette Park, then ask for a geological survey to determine whether there is actually any oil beneath?
Will McCain dole out billions of dollars in payouts to American corporations, then bring his economic team into an Oval Office huddle to determine whether they’re needed?
Will John McCain run for a second term in 2011?
We’ve had eight years of a president who prioritizes twinges in his gut over reality-based research. All right, I know, that’s not really fair. I mean, George W. Bush doesn’t know the word “prioritize;” he’d probably refer to it as “when you put above one thing over the other thing in it where I was going.” But anyway, the point is this: can we take another four years of the same?