Monday, September 01, 2008

GOP: Gamble On Palin

I think it's pretty cool that, after more than 20 years, the Republican Party has decided to follow the lead of the Democrats and recognize that women can be president, too.

It's a pity that they didn't pick someone with experience: Senator Olympia Snowe, or Kay Bailey Hutchison. Even Condi Rice, the most unsuccessful National Security Adviser and Secretary of State in history, would be a vaguely plausible pick. I'd disagree with most of their policies, but at least they could demonstrate that they knew what the Vice-President is for.

But Sarah Palin? Who just last month stated she didn't know what the VP did?

When asked on CNBC about her prospects for the Vice-Presidency, she replied:
“I still can’t answer that question until somebody answers for me, what is it exactly that the V.P. does every day?”

(See it on YouTube: )

You shouldn't be able to graduate from high school without knowing the answer to this. Yet she wants to be America's backup in case something happens to the President?

This raises a serious problem: should we be outraged at the blatant tokenism, or incapacitated with laughter?
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