Saturday, August 30, 2008


Sarah Palin has been named as the VP choice for John McCain. Some of you, I am sure know all about Sarah Palin, from her days on the pageant circuit, to her days as mayor on the means streets of Wasilla, and her current 20 month stint as the Governor of the great state of Alaska. Those three people can skip this blog, you probably won't like what you are going to hear.

I think that this may go down as the worst VP choice ever. That's right, ever. From what I have read about Sarah Palin in the last few days, I think that she might have a bright future in the Republican Party, she is a hunting, pro-life, NRA member, Caucasian (the only thing she is missing is she is not a man). I think she is jumping to the national stage way to soon.

Here are some issues I have.

1. Woman are not lemmings, they will not vote for John McCain just because he has a woman candidate. I don't think the only reason he picked her is to get the Hilary voters, but I think it is part of the reason.

2. John McCain only met her twice before Friday. With only a few phone conversations. The VP spot is pretty important, I am not sure if it should be selected after only a few meetings.

3. John McCain is 72. Now I have nothing against someone in their golden years, I would think everyone would agree that there is a higher chance of John McCain dying of natural causes while in office than any of our recent Presidents. Does anyone think that Sarah Palin will actually be able to run our country if he dies? Based on attach ads against Obama, McCain can't even believe that she is prepared.

If I were a Republican I would also be worried about the Vice Presidential Debate. Joe Biden is going to destroy her. Not only because Biden has the experience of numerous debates, but he has experience. Unless the question is about great ways to prepare moose (Palin has stated this is her favorite meat) Biden will have the upper hand. Obama has been spending the past 4 years preparing to run for President, while McCain has been around longer, Obama has been able to build similar experiences. Palin herself, only a couple of months ago didn't think she would be the VP pick, she has prepared herself for nothing.


Heather said...

You're my guest poster.

quartergoddess said...

I don't understand the whole "luring away Hillary voters" thing either! How dumb do they think women are? We can't figure out the difference between ideologies (too complex, I guess??), but we know who's got lady parts and so we follow?

Let's face it, people die in their 70s all the time. I'm not sure "commander-in-chief of the Alaska National Guard" for less than 2 years really qualifies her to run the US...