Sunday, August 31, 2008

Plastic Barbie Cindy Speaks Her Mind

What mind?

From an AP article:

Asked about suggestions by some leading Democrats that the selection reflected desperation on the part of the McCain campaign and that Palin was unready to be commander in chief, Cindy McCain said: "No, no, no. I completely disagree, and I know my husband does, too. She is heavily experienced in what she has done..."

As to Palin's lack of national security experience, Cindy McCain said, "Alaska is the closest part of our continent to Russia. So, it's not as if she doesn't understand what's at stake here. It's also about making decisions and be targeted in what she thinks. She has a great mind. And she has a very serious direction in where she goes."
Is this REALLY the best they can come up with?! "She is heavily experienced in what she has done..." Um. Twenty months as governor of the nation's least populated state and before that mayor of a town with a population of nine thousand?! What's she going to draw upon? Her self admitted soccer mom or hockey mom experience? Whoo-hoo! Oh, and for someone who's got such strong family values, how do you go back to work three (yes, THREE) days after giving birth to a child with Downs Syndrome? Or to any child, for that matter? That's just awful. It means her job was more important than her family. THAT'S family values?!

Alaska is NEXT to Russia, so she understands what's "at stake?!" That's like saying Ohio borders Canada with lake Erie separating them. Therefore, anyone living in Ohio certainly knows lots about foreign policy...

Toward the end of the article, Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty chimes in:
As to Palin's lack of national security experience, the Minnesota governor said: "In fairness to Governor Palin let's do the same analysis for Senator Obama - What is it in his background that would give him the same sort of requisite wisdom and judgment on national security matters?"

"Palin is commander in chief of the Alaskan National Guard," Pawlenty added. He was interviewed on NBC's "Meet the Press."
Uh. Yeah. Ok. So, to shore up his credentials, now listen carefully, Tim, BARACK OBAMA CHOSE JOE BIDEN, WHO HAS TONS OF EXPERIENCE AT FOREIGN POLICY AND NATIONAL SECURITY!!!! Oh, AND, by serving as a senator in the NATIONAL government, even a senator not heavily involved IN foreign policy or national security will have gained some experience simply by being there and learning what's going on. Somehow, I don't think ALASKA'S governor of nowhere does...

Oh, wait, I forgot. Palin DOES have national security experience. After all, she's commander in chief of the Alaskan National Guard. That makes her VASTLY experienced. Sorry, Tim, talk about being completely unqualified. She doesn't even help to shore up McCain's weakness (well, one of them, anyway): the economy.

Talk about grasping at straws.

I'm getting lots of entertainment watching Republican officials and party members scramble to grasp at any straw to justify McCain's choice for VP.

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