Palin articulate, feisty, but not ready for job

September 12, 2008

Source: Pantagraph

The 2008 Republican National Convention held in St. Paul, Minn., was a lot like its Democratic counterpart, much preaching to the choir, pageantry and general blah, blah, blah. However, John McCain’s pick of Sarah Palin, a 44-year-old woman as his vice presidential running mate, was, like Barack Obama’s nomination as Democratic presidential candidate, another historic moment in American history!

Interesting, however, is the fact that before the Republican convention, virtually no one had ever heard of Sarah Palin.

Well, Sarah really fired up the Republican base! She is an attractive, intelligent, articulate speaker, who is no stranger to the podium. She’s feisty and fun to listen to. Nevertheless, her ability to be second in command, able to run this country, is another matter entirely.

McCain’s pick, is also odd, in that up until a month ago, his campaign was all about experience, and how critically important it is. His pick for a V.P., a clearly inexperienced political who he had previously met only twice, certainly doesn’t fit.

We know that Obama’s successful mantra has been all about change, “yes we can.” Now, however, out of the clear blue, we have McCain working feverishly to take that mantle and wear it himself, with proclamations that he and the Republicans are the party of change.

For a fellow who claims to have voted with President George W. Bush 90 percent of the time, “change” does not fit either.

Maybe, if your mojo isn’t working for you, and the other guy’s is — well, you know the old adage, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.”

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