In today's Election Snippet: The Number One thing I noticed about the Vice-Presidential debate.
Sarah Palin kept talking about the "corruption and greed" in Wall Street that led to the current financial crisis.
But she had not one thing single to say about what she would do to rein it in.
"Greed and corruption" was clearly a mantra. She knows that people are pissed at greedy, corrupt bankers and rich financial muckety-mucks, so she chimed in over and over to say Bad Things about them. But she's certainly not going to say, "The financial industry needs to be better regulated." That's counter to the Republican true belief in the power of the free market to fix all problems, to cure cancer and find lost puppies and bring peace and prosperity to all people across the galaxy. And it would remind people that eight years of Republican rule and deregulation and sucking the collective cock of the stinking rich was a huge part of what got us into this mess in the first place.
No, no, no. Better to just try to make people think you feel their pain and anger... while conveniently ignoring that your party is the one inflicting it, and utterly failing to offer any plans for what you're going to do about it.