Saturday, August 30, 2008

Sarah who???

Really? Is McCain kidding us? Is she supposed to serve as a Hilary substitute?
This could be laughable if it wasn’t so frightening. Talk about having inexperience
a heart beat away from the presidency and little too close to the button. I admit to having a hard time choosing between Hilary and Barack in the primaries. But only because they were both such good choices. My choice never had anything to do with race or gender though seeing something other than a white male on the ballot was refreshing. I find McCain’s choice to be really irresponsible. How stupid does he think the American woman voters are? We may want to see a woman in the white house but not just any random woman. What a strategy! This election is not about the package its about the product. I am not going sit by and be politically correct here.We have lived with "stupid" for 8 long years and if Diebold steals another election and we could get an aging John McCain and this “inexperienced, gun toting, ex beauty queen”. This will really be ridiculous. There I said it, somebody had to.


Sue Schauer said...

Oh Julie, THANK YOU for this post! Your candor is refreshing and altogether welcome!

While your parting sentiments (which I wholeheartedly agree with) gave me a laugh, your words underscore an altogether sobering reality.

The selection of a VP running mate is the first measurable act a Presidential candidate makes to showcase his or her judgment and overall readiness for the position being sought. McCain's pick of Sarah Palin is downright frightening on every level I can think of. How irresponsible to position anyone as inexperienced as she is a heartbeat away from being the next Commander in Chief? Rather than further equality between the sexes, McCain's selection of someone so under-qualified is ultimately and completely demeaning to women.

Why, on Goddess' green planet, didn't he pick a qualified candidate to be his running mate if he wanted a woman on his ticket?!!!! I want a President who is thoughtful and has sound judgment. For me, the selection of Palin has just made the possibility of a McCain Presidency a particularly scary proposition.

Starfish said...

The good news is this flawed VP pick has the lack of experience attack on Obama mooted. The bad news is that Palin has essentially bought her constituents' loyalty by her massive tax give-aways. If we thought the Bush economic plan was devastating to our country's well being, if this economic philosophy is part of the Republican platform, the US is done for. So much for conservative ideals- lower taxes, fiscal restraint, and family values.