I have to say I agree with C A, who writes the following in a comment at the Akron Beacon Journal’s site:
“I’m a little confused. Let me see if I have this straight….. If you graduate from Harvard law School, you are unstable. If you attend 5 different small colleges before graduating, you’re well grounded. If you spend 3 years as a community organizer, become the first black President of the Harvard Law Review, create a voter registration drive that registers 150,000 new voters, spend 12 years as a Constitutional Law professor, spend 8 years as a State Senator representing a district with over 750,000 people, become chairman of the state Senate’s Health and Human Services committee, spend 4 years in the United States Senate representing state of 3 million people while sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the Foreign Affairs, Environment and Public Works and Veteran’s Affairs committees, you don’t have any real leadership experience. If your total resume is: beauty queen, local weather girl, 4 years on the city council and 6 years as the mayor of a town with less than 7,000 people, 20 months as the governor of a state with only 650,000 people, then you’re qualified to become the country’s second highest ranking executive. If your wife is a Harvard graduate lawyer who gave up a position in a prestigious law firm to work for the betterment of her inner city community, then gave that up to raise a family, your family’s values don’t represent America’s. If your husband is nicknamed “First Dude”, with at least one DWI conviction and no college education, who didn’t register to vote until age 25 and once was a member of a group that advocated the secession of Alaska from the USA, your family is extremely admirable. OK, much clearer now.” Quit frankly the thought of Ms. Palin sitting across the table from the likes of a Mahmoud Ahmadinejad chills me to the bone. Given McCains health issues and age Ms. Palin could in deed become the President Of The United States. . Scary Very Scary
Of course, the commenter is comparing the Republican V.P. candidate to the Democratic Presidential candidate, but then again, as was said when McCain chose Palin, “I guess the experience question is off the table now.” McCain’s campaign has tacitly admitted this by co-opting Obama’s “change” mantle and running a Bush-ier campaign (read: negative and rife with ad hominem attacks) than perhaps Bush himself did.
Interesting…..as I like to say.