February 16, 2010

Bill Maher is asked if he's worried that making fun of Sarah Palin will just play into her image as a victim and make her more appealing to voters. Maher doesn't think so and says anyone who is a fan of hers is unreachable anyway. He also says what you seldom here in the media which is that her following is not necessarily that large and he thinks there is no way the Republicans will ever nominate her for the presidency.

When asked why McCain picked Palin without vetting her properly for V.P. Maher reminds King that McCain has always been reckless and about all the planes he crashed and should have been grounded for but wasn't because of who his father was IMHO. Larry King plays dumb with Maher on the subject. Maybe we should ask Larry King to give this a watch where Jon Stewart had a bit of fun with McCain on the topic -- Daily Show: "John McCain: Reformed Maverick.

And in case anyone wants to nit pick about The Daily Show's bit of fun with the topic, here's Fact Check's post on just how many planes McCain actually "crashed" and how many were his fault. I don't think it takes away from Bill's point that he was a hot dog.

Maher also takes issue with King's assertion that the Religious right "made" McCain do anything and forced him to choose her. As he said, McCain was running the show, and ultimately it was his decision.

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