What makes Sarah Palin more qualified than Joe Liebermann and Mitt Romney?
Besides the fact that she can wear a pantsuit, and appeal to disgruntled Clinton supporters...
Is it her experience as Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska -- where she had to deal with the occasional rogue moose? Does that give her the experience to deal with a maverick like John McSame?
Seriously... I don't see where Palin is more experienced than Liebermann or Romney - do you?
Related: "McCain's VP Pick Palin Facing Ethics Investigation" - link
Neither Liebermann or Romney are dragging around a boat anchor like an ethics investigation.
Palin also acknowledged that her staff had contacted Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan about two dozen times about Wooten. Monegan himself was fired July 11 (the dismissal was "out of the blue," he told reporters) and he later said that he was pressured by Palin's staff and family to get rid of Wooten, a trooper based in Palmer, Alaska.
I ask again -- why was this a better choice than Liebermann or Romney -- besides the "pantsuit-ability" factor?
Update: More Anchorage (get it - "boat anchor" and Anchorage, Alaska!) for Palin. McCain's marketing polls must tell him that Palin's downs syndrome child may win him a vote or two... but...
From the Washington Post blog comment thread here:
As a special education teacher, I read with interest that Sarah Palin is the mother of an infant with Down Syndrome. I then read that she returned to work when the baby was 3 days old. This was presented as "wow! Look at this go-getter!", and I, along with many other parents, think this is a major negative.
Much will be made of Palin's "Motherhood" as the John McCain sells out his principles and good judgment and slavishly follows the polls and the urgings of the religious right -- placing himself and his election above the interests of the nation.
She is not better qualified than Joe Liebermann and Mitt Romney, but she'll deliver a few extra votes in getting John McSame into the White House for four more years, and in the end... that's all that matters to John McCain.
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