It’s the Battlestar Galactica ticket

Frakking seriously. Think about it for a moment:

Watching [Sarah] Palin’s introduction it became immediately clear that she looks uncannily like a young Laura Roslin. This can only bode well for Palin. But the parallels don’t stop at her looks. Like Roslin, Palin was basically a private citizen (Roslin was a teacher, Palin was a reporter) before being pulled into politics. Neither seems to have had any larger ambition, until events pulled them into prominence. And both were immediately discounted by outside observers as being unequal to the demands of their new positions.

Checking the top of the ticket:

If Palin is Roslin, isn’t McCain very much a Bill Adama? Both are Navy men. Both seemed destined to be passed over by a younger generation of hotshots, until a perfect storm elevated them to command. Both are tough old dogs with little patience for politics. Heck, Adama’s staff even call him the Old Man.

Then again, if we’re going by looks, McCain is closer to Colonel Tigh.

It will take something like this, I think, to ice the deal:

I eagerly await the moment in the VP debate when Palin is asked what she would do with Osama bin Laden if he were captured. One assumes her answer will be some variation of, “Put that thing out the airlock.”

Don’t expect the Cylons to take this sort of thing lying down.

(Via Meryl Yourish.)



  1. Steven »

    31 August 2008 · 3:27 pm

    I had the same thought.

  2. Jeffro »

    31 August 2008 · 5:12 pm

    On a forum I frequent, someone posted this picture, which is apropos.

  3. McGehee »

    31 August 2008 · 7:42 pm

    Palin: “Captured? Who are we sending after him, Batman?”

  4. dispatches from TJICistan »

    31 August 2008 · 10:19 pm

    Battlestar Alaskiska

    McCain / Palin == Adam / Roslin? I dunno. McCain reminds me more of Saul Tigh…

  5. McGehee »

    1 September 2008 · 9:48 am

    I haven’t seen Dark Knight but it occurs to me maybe Spider-Man would be better in that quote.

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