Choice of Palin Brilliant!
John McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate is fantastic. Not only does Palin bring solid conservative credentials to shore up the base, she also has developed a reputation as a reformer willing to buck the party in order to rein in pork barrel spending. Palin has more experience as a chief executive than Barack Obama, Joe Biden and John McCain combined. And it certainly doesn’t hurt that she is very easy on the eyes.
For the first time in my life, I’m actually hot for a politician!
Ironically, the Obama campaign has chosen to use Palin’s selection as a weapon with which to commit suicide, immediately criticizing her lack of experience, being a first-term governor and former mayor of a Podunk town. This just opens the door for the GOP to point out that while Palin may not have as much experience in foreign affairs as Joe Biden, she has far more experience at actually leading than any of the men in this fight, most of all the one who heads the Democratic ticket. If Palin is not qualified to be vice president, then obviously Obama is not qualified to be president.
The Democrats’ reaction is also rather hypocritical considering the fact that their last successful presidential candidate, Bill Clinton, was also a governor lacking foreign policy experience. I don’t seem to recall them being too worried about that issue back then. And so, of course, the GOP will be able to deflect criticism with the simple observation that if being governor of Arkansas was enough qualification to be president, then being governor of Alaska is certainly enough qualification to be the president’s understudy.
Note to disaffected Hillary supporters: Remember how Obama and his lieutenants treated you during the campaign, and watch how they come after Palin. And then ask yourself who really deserves your vote. I’m sure it is McCain-Palin.