According to former GOP presidential candidate John McCain, Sarah Palin’s qualifications were the overriding reason he selected the former Alaska governor as his 2008 presidential running mate.
Giving some free, and unsolicited, advice to Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presumptive candidate Willard Mitt Romney’s upcoming choice of a running mate, McCain said on ABC’s “This Week” that the “primary, absolute, most important aspect is if something happened to him, would that person be well qualified to take that place?”
“I happen to believe that was the … primary factor on my decision in 2008,” McCain said, “and I know it will be Mitt’s.”
Having a “person [Romney] knows he could trust,” is also a critical consideration,” McCain told host Jake Tapper.
So, John McCain really, honestly, believes Sarah Palin, the woman who couldn’t name a single Supreme Court decision she disagreed with, the woman who couldn’t name one magazine or newspaper she read to keep up on what was happening in the world, the women who had no clue what the Bush Doctrine was and who made outrageous claims of being well versed on Russia because you could see it from Alaska was qualified to be vice president?
One more example as to why McCain had no business being President, and to show how lucky we are he was never elected.
He needs to come clean and admit picking Palin was not just a mistake but a disastrous mistake, and the only qualifications she had was that she was a woman and that she was younger than him.
Palin was picked to help offset McCain’s “old man” image, and because someone in his campaign staff thought they could capitalize on President Obama’s having not picked Hillary Clinton as a running mate. They believed millions of disaffected Democrat women would come flocking to their banner because he chose a woman. Didn’t matter who the pick was, they just needed a woman.
He screwed up; that’s all, he screwed up, and his pick proved what everyone suspected, that John McCain had lost it.
May 12, 2012 at 04:15
When your mind is as shallow as a grease stain on your five-car garage floor, you are incapable of making decisions based on such complex criteria. The republicans are like a wanna-be standup comic on amateur night at the local club – try one lame joke after another, change topics, tap the mike to see if it is on, desperately looking for a laugh from somewhere. When you get a snicker from someone, pounce on that topic and milk it for all its worth.