Holy smokes. McCain is stupid. What kind of person, contemplating the complicated world we live in today (and who has been stoking the FEAR about such a world) picks a little known, inexperienced empty suit of a small time governor as his running mate? Listen, folks, if you had any doubts about McCain's judgment, this choice should set off alarm bells all over the place.
And, McCain's self-professed weakness is the economy. That being the case, wouldn't you expect him to add a person to his team who could help him shoulder that load? No, he picks someone who lives in an 8,000-person town in Alaska. Not that I'm dissing Alaska - probably a wonderful place to live. But, what experience does she have with security issues there? What experience does she have with mass transit issues? What experience does she have with urban sprawl?
OK, she has five children. Great. She's experienced at managing a household. If that's the litmus test for us to be president, then there are millions of people who are better qualified than Governor Palin.
And she likes guns. Swell. In Alaska, that makes pretty much sense. In Philadelphia? In Oakland? In Houston? Eh, not so much..
Wonder if she knows what the internet is?
On the other hand, look at Obama. He's acting like a grown-up, choosing someone who can help him carry the burdens of 21st century life. From here on out, McCain will never, EVER get to say that security is the main issue of the campaign - or foreign policy. Obama has boxed Grandpa into a corner in stunning fashion. People, Obama will know how to campaign, how to govern. From Day One.
PS: For any of you who read this and wonder where I've been of late (all 2 of you) - I've been away from blogging due to a recently acquired addiction to Facebook. Whaaaaaa!