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Published:September 14th, 2008 13:12 EST
Former Sen. Lincoln Chafee: Sarah Palin Is A "Cocky Wacko"

Former Sen. Lincoln Chafee: Sarah Palin Is A "Cocky Wacko"

By Robert Paul Reyes

Former Rhode Island Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee has called vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin a "cocky wacko" and said her selection as John McCain`s running mate has energized supporters of Democrat Barack Obama.

Chafee left the Republican Party last year after losing his bid for re-election and now supports Obama. He told an audience Tuesday at the New America Foundation in Washington that the Alaska governor has revived a "lackluster McCain candidacy."

The Associated Press

I wouldn`t call Governor Palin a "cocky wacko", but she certainly has a lot of confidence for a vice-presidential candidate who is totally unqualified for the office she is seeking. I can`t wait to see how long her cockiness will hold up when she`s interviewed by the likes of a Chris Wallace or a Cris Mathews.

Palin does subscribe to some wacky views: Opposition to abortion except to save life of the mother, opposition to stem-cell research, vendetta against Polar Bears, believes global warming isn`t caused by humans, thinks it`s kosher to shoot game from the air, belongs to a church that believes homosexuality is a perversion that can be cured be the faithful praying in tongues, believes she can get away without holding press conferences or granting interviews to the press...

Chafee is correct, Palin has energized the "lackluster McCain candidacy". McCain is so boring and lifeless I`m surprised someone hasn`t checked his wrist for a pulse instead of shaking his hand. Even if McCain had selected an incontinent monkey as his running mate, it would have energized his campaign.

Palin is wacky, but she`s also intelligent, confident and very attractive -- qualities the media loves. Of course Palin gets more media attention than McCain, a geezer watering his lawn would draw more media buzz than McCain.

Palin calls herself a "Pit Bull with lipstick", but a cocky and wacky Pit Bull with or without lipstick is a very dangerous animal. It will be a disaster for America if the Palin/McBush ticket wins the general election.