(I apologize in advance to my Republican readers. This is all in good fun.)
I think I've figured out why McCain picked Palin as his running mate.
I don't know how I didn't make this connection before, but while reading Colby's blog post about snakes, the word maverick kept coming up. I realize that on the surface the two don't have much in common, but read her post and it'll all make sense. Anyway, as far as I know, no one has made the connection to the most famous maverick of all.
Iceman's wing man.
Um, Top Gun anyone?
Despite my current views on Mr. Cruise, he is the original Maverick.
Now that we're all on the same page, let's discuss his sidekick. Goose. Do you see where I'm going with this? You can't have a Maverick without a Goose, so...
Let's compare for a moment. She's most comfortable outdoors, her feathers are easily ruffled, and her honking - while cute at first - grates on your nerves after a few minutes. Personally, I'd much prefer she be in the kitchen (because her kitchen is in Alaska & far away from the rest of the US) than flying all over the country, squawking at people and leaving a trail of... er, excrement.
The good news is it's about time for the Canadian* geese to migrate, so she should be out of our hair soon.
* I know she's not Canadian, but it's right there.