"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)



You know Sarah Palin's in trouble when the National Review (a conservative magazine) runs an article suggesting that she resign the nomination. As the article points out, she is "an attractive, earnest, confident candidate. Who Is Clearly Out Of Her League."

Exactly. She just isn't qualified for the job. She knows nothing about foreign policy, and can't give substantive answers to questions about the economy. And that's a problem.


Blogger David McCullars said...

What I don't particularly understand is why the story hasn't yet changed from "Palin isn't qualified" (which at this point is beating the proverbial dead horse) to "How can we trust McCain to run our country when he makes such an unbelievably bad call for VP?" That's the question that needs to be asked. Maybe somebody will have the guts to ask that tonight.

Friday, September 26, 2008 4:15:00 PM

Blogger CharlieMac said...

Yes for sure a guy who asks someone, in this case a good friend, (his own words), who is confined to a wheelchair, to stand up would be a better VP. He even represents fewer people as one of the senators from Delaware, which is one of the smallest states in area and population, than the Governor of Alaska, the largest state in area in the union, who represents all Alaskas citizens. Thus he must be a closer friend to his constituents. He has also has held the same job for 36 years.
Does anyone think maybe he has reached the top of his career ladder? Voters seemes to think so in the primaries. His opponent on the other hand has been elected to higher and higher positions. She rose from president of a PTA to governor in a considerably shorter period of time. Does being in a helicopter which was "forced down" (by bad weather) on a mountain in Afghanistan count as points toward understanding foreign policy? I can hardly wait for November 4 to come and go.
I just pray we are still a country afterwards. BWG
Charlie Mac

Friday, September 26, 2008 5:13:00 PM

Blogger David McCullars said...

Wow, that's pretty sad. There's a whole world of difference between a momentary brain lapse and just plain lack of knowledge. For that matter one needn't look much further than our current president to hear almost daily flub ups. But I really don't care all that much about gaffes or oops -- it's just fodder for late night talk shows and YouTube. They're going to happen to ALL politicians (admittedly more to some than others as is the case with Biden). What I do care about is whether that politician knows his/her stuff, whether (s)he make good decisions based on sound reasoning. As I've stated before, I used to be excited about McCain and this election because I really felt both candidates would be excellent presidents. But to see McCain abandon his career and sell his political soul to the devil by doing whatever nonsense his advisers tell him has broken my heart. I just can't imagine that McCain really wanted to pick Palin, not unless he's just gone senile.

Friday, September 26, 2008 5:29:00 PM


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