John McCain has shown his true colors (lack of judgment): picking a person for his running mate who is in every way the embodiment of inexperience.
A vice-president is “one heartbeat away from the presidency.” John McCain is not only 72 years old (today) and several-time cancer survivor, he has shown signs of senility. The last person we need at the helm is a person with just 20 months of experience as Governor of a state with only 670,000 residents.
Before that she was mayor of Wasila, Alaska, a town with only 6,500 residents, where, as right-leaning pundit Ron Fournier says, “the biggest issue is controlling growth and the biggest annual worry is whether there will be enough snow for the Iditarod dog-mushing race.”
Did McCain pick Palin in a Hail Mary pass to attract Clinton supporters? Or evangelical pro-life creationists?
TrapperJohn at DailyKos notes:
Palin lacks any foreign policy experience, and is bereft of even the two core areas of policy expertise that governors are supposed to bring to a ticket — ag policy (Alaska doesn’t have much in the way of traditional agriculture) and urban affairs (the biggest city Anchorage is the 65th largest city in the US, behind such giants as Corpus Christi).
Palin describes herself as “just your average hockey mom.” And how, pray tell, does that experience qualify her for what could easily become the presidency???
We are still reeling from two terms of a cowboy/frat-boy president. God save us.
At some later date we’ll discuss the corrupt Republican Party in Alaska, of which she is a part (and has her own “Troopergate” scandal going). And the whole oil bidness.