A poor selection

Posted: Friday, September 26, 2008

John McCain's selection of Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate is the latest and most egregious example of the populist trend to select leaders who know as little (or in this case probably less) about the issues as the average American.

Palin is so unqualified she makes Dan Quayle seem like a Rhodes Scholar. It's hard not to think of Sen. Hruska's comments regarding a Supreme Court nominee: "So what if (s)he is mediocre? There are a lot of mediocre judges and people. They are entitled to a little representation, aren't they?" Apparently, McCain couldn't find a qualified woman to join his ticket.

Potentially a heartbeat from the Oval Office is a completely inexperienced and poorly educated woman, whose foreign policy experience is apparently looking out from her home in Wasilla and seeing Russia. Wait, let me amend that - she recently met two world leaders for her closeted encounters. We wouldn't want any of the media to get too close and perhaps ask a question.

I assume most of her appointments would be grade-school pals from Wasilla. That certainly has been a boon to her administration in Alaska. The state's anti-evolution, anti-sex education, anti-feminist, book-banner, ethically challenged governor is now our national joke. She is the trailer park mom on the Jerry Springer show. The closest I want Palin to the White House is as part of a tour group. Unfortunately, the election is really a no-win situation for Alaskans - at least if she is forced to remain in Alaska the damage can be limited to one state!

Alan Schorr


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