What is it with Republicans and unqualified women? Harriet Miers, Monica Goodling and now Sarah Palin. Palin is an inept hack in the mold of GeeDubya. No wonder the nitwits who want to keep strangling America for the next four years love her. Is Palin really the best qualified person to take the reigns when McCain keels over? Is she better than every other Republican in America? Are her gifts so great that they simply must be shared with the nation? Is there no other Republican who is up to the task?
McCain has portrayed Obama as the high risk choice, the one whose inexperience renders him unfit for the job. McCain has said it, his GOP flacks have said it and so have the conservative pundits. Why wouldn’t McCain choose someone who appears to be more experienced than Obama? Has the right wing been lying to us all this time about how experience matters? Yes, they have because McCain’s selection proves that to him experience doesn’t matter at all. Appeasing the base and winning elections are more important than what is right for the country. At least Bush had the sense to pick a running mate who could help him govern.
McCain intended for the world to to be buzzing about what a bold, “maverick” move he had made. Instead we get treated to a hypocritical fundamentalist soap opera. These are the people who preach abstinence, but don’t practice it. Palin is proud of Bristol’s “decision” to keep her baby but the Governor would deny that choice to everyone else, even to save the life of the mother. They throw Bristol to the wolves to squelch a rumour about whether the baby with Down’s is actually Bristol’s then complain that her privacy is being violated. All they had to do was produce a birth certificate and some eye witnesses. Of course we know that McCain believes children should be off limits since he once joked that Chelsea Clinton is so ugly because Janet Reno is her father.
The McCain campaign is one gigantic, sick joke. His failure to vet properly, if at all, shows astonishingly poor judgement. This is not some high stakes craps game (which McCain is known to enjoy), what is at stake is the future of our country. The idea that McCain would actually ask the voters to consider putting their future in the hands of Sarah Palin is just nuts. I have a feeling that Palin will soon announce that she needs to
spend more time with her family.”