We've witnessed, truly, a defining moment in world history this week. After the debate between Sen. Joe Biden and Tina Fey, er, Sarah Palin, came to a close the word "maverick" became, officially, a big honkin' cliche. I said it before, I'll say it again: you can't call yourself a maverick and actually be a maverick. There's nothing "mavericky".
Meanwhile, John McCain must be living in a bubble, because he thought the governor performed magnificently. And it's true, she did beat the spread by actually creating complete grammatical sentences a few times during the debate. Her third grade advisors were definitely on their game. With apologies to Senator Biden, whenever I listen to Sarah Palin, here's what I hear when she speaks: a noun, a verb, and "maverick". Enough already!
In the movie Star Trek: Generations the Enterprise crews of two different generations found themselves threatened by an evil scientist trying to manipulate the appearance of a giant space anomaly known as "The Nexus". See, if the nexus were to come into contact with, say a spaceship full of people, it would suck them into a giant void where it would steal their sense of reality and then convince them they were in the place they desired to be most. So when the Nexus sucked in Captain Kirk, it planted him on a farm in Iowa. Captain Picard was swept to a French estate during Christmas. And John McCain? Apparently he's in the White House. The main villain in Star Trek: Generations was an evil scientist named Dr. Soran, who was so obsessed with returning to the Nexus that he was willing to destroy an entire civilization in order to get back. By the way, I'm sorry if any of this sounds like a parallel to the 2008 election. Totally unintentional.
Anyhoo, in his quest to travel to Fantasyland, John McCain is willing to threaten all of us to get there. The campaign has already announced plans to start swift-boat style attacks. And the first came out just yesterday. Now they're claiming Obama's buddy-buddy with a terrorist. For the next month it's going to be a steady stream of lies, lies, lies.