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I don’t want to have to do either, but

1) I would vote for Gingrich over Obama (and with reasonable hope that he could turn out to be a pretty good president, and not simply the vehicle for rejecting Obama).

2) I would vote for Palin over Obama (and with ditto).

They are about as equally electable against Obama, and as equally likely to overcome their numerous shortcomings so as to maybe attain my hoped-for level of “pretty good” presidential achievement.

Sarah Palin is a better person than Newt Gingrich. Compared to him, her basic decency, trustworthiness, and graciousness shine forth.

But I’d rather have to do 1) than have to do 2).

Why is that?

I think I’ll go back to thinking about music now . . .

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