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 Saturday, September 06, 2008

McCain's VP choice brings inexperience, lack of judgement to Republican ticket

  Read here article by Kenny Ryan in

OK, so lets get this straight: Sen. John McCain, a presidential hopeful who has blasted his opponent for inexperience, has chosen for his running mate Sarah Palin, who has been governor of Alaska for two years, serving merely two terms as an Alaskan mayor before that.

I thought McCain's beef with Barack Obama was that he lacked experience.

Now that McCain has picked his running mate, I realize that McCain's real problem with Obama is he wasn't inexperienced enough.

Palin is probably the most unqualified person to ever grace a presidential ticket.

She is the leader of the 47th most populated state in the country. There are roughly 680,000 people in Alaska according to the U.S. census.

The city of Houston, by comparison, has 2.2 million residents. There are mayors with more responsibility than the governor of Alaska.

Not only do Palin's responsibilities pale in comparison to several Texas mayors, her accomplishments as governor are nothing to brag about either.

I don't want to give away how "great" of a state Alaska is, but the state paid every Alaskan $1,654 to live there in 2007.

Palin's two years in office isn't very long, which makes it amazing that she is already under investigation by the state legislature for abuse of power.

Former Alaskan Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan alleges that he was fired from his position after refusing to remove the former abusive husband of Palin's sister from the Alaskan State Police following their divorce.

In addition to the Monegan incident, Palin wasted thousands of taxpayer dollars as recently as last year. As reported by the Anchorage Daily News, the Alaskan state owned dairy business faced more than $700,000 of losses spanning from 2005 to 2007. The creamery board voted to shut the dairy down to prevent further losses, but Palin intervened by firing the board and replacing it to keep the dairy open longer.

Palin is not only a candidate who suffers from an extreme lack of experience, but lack of judgment.

McCain's choice of Palin is a desperate gamble at attention, and a startling act of hypocrisy given his past attacks on Obama.

Should McCain enter the White House and not finish his term, the country will be at the mercy of a woman whose most impressive accomplishments are Miss Alaska and the cover of Vogue.

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