The choice of Sarah Palin as a running mate tells us that all John McCain cares about is being elected. He is cynically calculating that because Palin is a woman disgruntled Hillary supporters will vote for him — even though Palin is ardently anti-choice. It tells us John McCain is Johnny Status Quo… because Sarah Palin is nearly as embedded in the oil industry as is George Bush. (See here.) It tells us his judgment can’t be trusted — if I were a journalist my first question to McCain would be, “Do you really believe Sarah Palin is qualified to become president?” Of course he’d say yes. Then we would know that he is either delusional, or he is a liar. Because Palin is NOT qualified to be president. She has no international political experience of any kind. She has no national political experience of any kind. She has two years state-level political experience. Before that she was mayor of a town of 8,000 people. PLEASE. With John McCain’s age, it is certainly within the realm of possibility that he become unable to fulfill the duties of president, and then the country will fall into the hands of Sarah Palin! A woman, by the way, who believes that creationism should be taught in science classes.
My respect for John McCain continues to plummet.