This is reposted from my daughter Emily’s site. The site contains articles by both myself and Emily, but I thought this one deserved the wider readership of my blog:
When Barack Obama named Joe Biden as his vice-president it signaled that Obama did not have much confidence in his own experience or judgement and needed a more seasoned politician to help him out. By choosing a woman with less experience than Barack Obama, McCain has shown that he is totally confident in his own experience and judgement to lead. I am too.
At first, it might seem kind of strange to think of a girl in such a high political office, but really being a Vice-President is a lot like being a wife. Your job mostly is to make excuses for the President, go to functions he doesn’t want to go to, run the senate even though they don’t let you vote, and make sure the President takes his medication. These are all jobs that are well-suited for a woman.
Palin, like McCain is a maverick. She won’t even let lobbyists in her office which is probably why she didn’t reallize she was on McCain’s short bus. Senator Ted Stevens has represented Alaska since the Kennedy administration. He said of Palin and her running mate for governor, “We have a state that needs new management. These two people represent a new generation and they represent a new vision, a new energy. They represent the kind of people who should come along and take our places.” That’s high praise indeed from Alaska’s senior statesman.
Let’s face it at 72, McCain is an extra order of bacon from having a fatal grabber. If he does Palin will become the country’s first woman President. Fortunately, she brings to the job nearly 2 years of experience as governor of a state with a population bigger than all, but 17 cities in this country. As it was pointed out on Fox News today, Alaska is next to Russia and she has managed to avoid any kind of invasion or undo Russian influence unlike Georgia. She also brings her expertise at culling the reindeer population to the lower 48.
With McCain’s own daughters nearing the aging of serious romantic relationships, I’m sure that they would be happy to have Aunt Sarah in office to make sure that they never get their heart broken by a federal employee without consequences.
Let’s ride John McCain’s coat tails to history lady. McCain/Palin ‘08 and one bout of snow shoveling by John McCain could be our path to history.