Friday, August 29, 2008

The Trouble With Rankings

So, McCain's big banners say "Country First."

That would've packed more punch had it come before Obama's speech, in which he said, "So I've got news for you, John McCain: We all put our country first." (Of course, that'd have been more of a story until this whole Palin thing came down, but whatever.)

But here's a thought: while McCain isn't cut from the same Christian cloth as recent GOP presidents, he's still going to need not to completely piss off that base. In that case, writing "Country First" is a rather glaring offense to what should come first, God.

God First, Others Second, I am third. No? Doesn't God always come before country? Even if we're a non-religious country? Do you go right out there and put country first? What about families? Seems squishy.

Side note: Anyone else thinking we'll see a lot of Tina Fey cameos on SNL this fall? 'Cause I think she and Palin could be at least cousins. Should be some good material from Ms. Fey on what are sure to be the many false comparisons between Clinton and Palin.

No comments: