Joel vs. Sarah

Given how important the Evangelical vote is to America’s Republican party, one would think that Sarah Palin’s appointment as John McCain’s running mate would be no big deal. Nonetheless, it is, causing many to shudder at the thought of a Palin Vice Presidency. In Friday’s edition of Religion Dispatches, I examine the possibilities by analyzing the Alaskan governor’s view of the war in Iraq.

Indeed, it feels like it has been a week for tarrying with the negative. Yesterday’s publication follows a short commentary I did on the current spate of Downfall mashups for France 24 last Friday. Asked whether I thought such endeavors were in good taste, I explain that I’ve got nothing but good things to say about Final Cut geeks taking aim at the present by imposing new subtitles over the Führer .