Saturday, August 30, 2008

Thoughts in the wake of the Palin announcement

Remember those McCain ads that acknowledged Obama’s remarkable charisma but challenged the depth of his experience and ended with the question, “Is he ready to lead?”

How does a guy go from reinforcing the importance of experience—albeit in a roundabout and competitor-promoting manner—to naming Sarah Palin as his VP candidate?

McCain would be the oldest first-term president in history and he has a history of skin cancer diagnoses. I find his choice of Palin, who governs a state with a quarter the population of Brooklyn, simply hypocritical.

The New York Times quoted Representative Rahm Emanuel of Illinois, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, as saying, “On his 72nd birthday, this is the guy’s judgment of who he wants one heartbeat from the presidency?”

This is an act of looking out for America’s best interests?

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Soon to be GILF.

- BM