Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Sarah Palin Files, Pt. 4

Another honest Republican:

As they began gathering in Minneapolis-St. Paul for the start of their convention on Monday, some Republican delegates said they were concerned that Ms. Palin did not have the experience in foreign policy or national security to be commander in chief.

“We’re in a global war, we’re in a global economy, so it’s less than honest if someone says that this woman is qualified to lead America right now,” said Todd Burkhalter, a Republican delegate from Mobile, Ala..

Also, note that the article mentions the following:

Ms. Palin appears to have traveled very little outside the United States. In July 2007, she had to get a passport before she visited members of the Alaska National Guard stationed in Kuwait, according to her deputy communications director, Sharon Leighow. She also visited wounded troops in Germany during that trip.

There is some hypothesizing on the internet today that Palin is going to decline the nomination during the RNC (likely citing her devotion to Alaska, her Down's Syndrome newborn or some other completely reasonable and logical reason), allowing McCain to select who he really wants - i.e., Lieberman or Romney - with this incident giving him cover from the radical right. In effect, he can tell the radical right party base, "well, I tried!"

That kind of stunt sounds absolutely bat-shit crazy to me. But it makes worlds more sense than picking a small town mayor to be Vice President of the United States of America.

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