Monday, September 1, 2008

14% Chance of President Palin

John McCain turned 72 years old on the same day he picked Sarah Palin to be his running mate. If the McCain-Palin ticket wins in November, the actuarial math suggests there is a 1 in 7 chance that we'll have a Palin presidency by 2013.

Worry not. Despite Palin's complete lack of experience and lack of interest in foreign and domestic policy, she possesses lady-parts and dogmatically Christianist views. But that's not all. As an Alaskan, one supposes she can reliably distinguish a black bear from a grizzly at 200 yards (not as easy as you might think), knows how to tell a Coho from a Sockeye from a Chinook, and probably has an above-average ability to drive on icy roads. She won't be one of those snowed-in presidents!

3 comments:

Bpaul said...

nice use of actuarials sir!

horrifying, but informative

Paul said...

Somehow I remain un-reassured.

Dale said...

Bpaul, thanks! But sadly, the calculation doesn't factor in the accelerated aging of the presidency nor McSame's ongoing medical problems. Ulp.

Paul, I am far from reassured. 1 in 7 is terrible odds for this.

As I said, ulp.