I'd hoped to have more time to talk about the pick of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as McCain's Running Mate. Maybe I'll go into a little more detail later, but for now, lets just say that the ONLY thing that the Democrats can attack is a "lack of experience". That's the rich part.
In years gone by, and leading up to our and through a good part of our primary, I've criticized McCain repeatedly and stand by many of my criticisms. As I've stated below my support for McCain is largely due to the fact that I think Barack Obama is a foreign policy trainwreck looking for a place to happen. But give McCain his due, the man is a political bad ass. The only thing that can even remotely be seen as a liability in the Palin pick - only, that I can see - is the experience factor. Yet she has more executive experience than either Obama or Biden. So what does the Obama campaign say in reaction to her announcement?
"Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency."
Oh How rich! They took the bait. I'd love to hear the Obama Campaign explain how a narcissist who's been a community organizer and a local politician for his entire adult life, who's done nothing but write two books about himself is somehow qualified to be President. Yet an Alaska governor, who's pen is influential in the disposition of vast natural resources, who's state is cut off from its mainland and borders a somewhat hostile Russia; who's had executive experience at both the mayoral level as well as the gubernatorial one; that person (Palin) is unfit to be on the ticket as a Vice Presidential Candidate.
McCain knew these knuckleheads on the Democrat ticket would take the bait. They did. Very well done, John. You continue to impress me.
I'm not done here.... I can't get over the idiocy of the Obama campaign ragging on Palin's qualification to be VP on the Republican Ticket. Our response could be any combination of the statements below:
"Today, the Democrats put a narcissistic community organizer with zero foreign policy experience on the ballot for President."
"Today, the Democrats put a thuggish Chicago politician with zero foreign policy OR executive experience on the ballot for President."
OR, the Democrats could have put this response out there, instead:
"Today, John McCain put a mayor of a town of 9000 and no books about herself a heartbeat away from the Presidency. She could have at least written one autobiography."