Disgusted and Relieved: McCain Picks Sarah Palin for VP
August 29, 2008 by Bryan
With the news this morning of John McCain choosing quite possibly one of the weakest on his list doesn’t shock me. Just take one look at the unorganized, nasty campaign he’s been running. They’re perfect for one another — except for just one thing. She has less than two years of “real” experience in politics and in true leadership.
Worth noting is that she was the mayor of a town with 9,000 people, which is a smaller population than if you were to draw a two block radius from my house. And he’s tapped her to be the vice president of the United States of America? A 72 year-old heartbeat away from being the most powerful leader of the free world? Astonishing that McCain made the decision to choose someone not with experience to lead the United States, but someone with incredibly socially conservative values in a move meant to pacify the extreme right.
Immediately following the decision, one of Oregon’s Christian terrorist organizations came out applauding his choice which only goes to further show my point above.
While yes, Sarah Palin may energize an evangelical base, she has no experience to be the vice president. She may be able to lead a population of 9,000 – or maybe even 683,478 in Alaska, but there is a massive difference in the needs our country that we must satisfy when we’re in the middle of a war that is out of control, huge economic crisis and the loss of respect from the rest of the world.
We are the United States of America and this is no time to choose a leader to simply placate the extreme right on social issues.
All in all I am glad that McCain has picked Palin. After what may have been the most successful convention in modern history, the Democratic Party is ready to rock and roll with the leadership of Barack Obama and Joe Biden.