Friday, August 29, 2008

I Feel Like I'm Taking Crazy Pills.

Cafferty: McCain V.P. pick younger, less experienced than Obama

"All we have heard from John McCain for months is, “Barack Obama is too young. Barack Obama is too inexperienced to be commander-in-chief. Who do you want answering the phone in the White House at three a.m.? Blah, blah, blah.”

So what does McCain do? He picks someone to be his running mate who is even younger than Barack Obama and has less experience.

Sara Palin is 44 – Obama is 47. Sara Palin is in her first term as governor of Alaska, a state that has 13 people and some caribou. Obama is a member of the United States Senate from Illinois.

It’s not a big deal, except for this: If McCain wins, he will be the oldest person ever inaugurated for a first term at 72. He has a history of health problems that include bouts of melanoma, a potentially deadly form of skin cancer. It is reasonable to consider that McCain’s running mate could be called upon to be our president.

Meanwhile, some may see this as a move for McCain to attract disaffected women who voted for Hillary Clinton and aren’t yet behind Obama. But that might not work for a few reasons: Palin, like McCain, is pro-life. Also, she might be a woman, but she’s no Hillary Clinton."


Personally, I think this pick is laughable at best and is a true unforgiveable insult to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton's historical candidacies, to the democratic process and to every former VP in US history.

Well done John McCain. Well done.

Seriously, I feel like I'm taking crazy pills. Someone, anyone, please make sense of this....

On a side note: Does this remind any one of the moment in a thriller movie when the bad guy does something that no one can make sense of right before he blows up an old folks' home? Yeah, me too.


Amanda said...

I absolutely agree. As a woman, his pick as vp is an insult to my intelligence. He is terribly mistaken if he thinks that putting an unexpirenced, undesirable candidate as his running mate will make up for a long and consistent history for voting against woman's rights. How disappointing!!

Ashli said...

"a long and consistent history for voting against woman's rights"

excellent point!

I wish the Dems would come down hard on this choice, especially Hillary, Barack and Biden...