For what is Palin's choice as VP running mate based upon but her nobleness of character in not having an abortion after knowing that the child would be born with Down's Syndrome?
The Office of the Vice Presidency of the United States is no longer an adornment attached loosely to the president's ankleChristion in order to secure votes from a particular state (like Dan Quayle); nor is it a glorified schoolhouse. It cannot afford the luxury of home-schooling. Four years of political life in Alaska does not prepare you for the vicissitudes of Washington. Richard Nixon learned the hard way, but our next V.P. will be under stress Nixon never dreamed about: war in not one but two countries, warmongers and pacifists galore, the past president and vice-president possibly being cited for war crimes, an economy that's barely treading water, the increasing (economic) powers of China and India and a band of Christianists who will scream about morality at all levels and all sectors of the country.
Is Palin able to meet with foreign dignitaries on the first day of office without making a serious blunder? The Vice-Presidency suffered Dan Quayle's gaffs, but Dick Cheney has made the office more powerful, hence there can be no mistakes. And today's V.P. has to hit the ground running. Unless she plans to be a part-time V.P., her image as soccer mom will be replaced by the image of someone on the go and always at meetings. Speaking of which, will she be able to be as secretive as Dick Cheney in her deals with energy moguls?
Or will she be a puppet for McCain as he will be of another power: the Republican Party, if he wants to be effective enough in enacting legislation he promises.
She stated that she does not believe that climate change is man-made. Then why vote for reducing gas emissions? There's no reasoning here.
Palin is a life-time member of the National Rifle Association, and is popular among gun rights activists. Sandra Froman, a member of the NRA Board of Directors, described McCain's selection of Palin as "outstanding" In other words, the NRA loves her to pieces.
Her political stances are either dichotomous or anemic. Is there a politically correct name for a political bimbo?
Just a thought.