McCain has explained his choice of running mate, saying it will “shake
up the status quo in Washington.”
It’s time for a fact check, comparing Palin to the status quo…
|Shoots people in face||Yes||Unknown|
|Qualified to be President||No: bad heart||No: bad grammar|
|Miss Congeniality||Not quite||Yes|
Right, a proponent of oil companies in the White House.
That’s sure to shake things up. I’m sure she will
do a heck of a job.
About the foreign policy experience, Fox
News points out that Palin does have
experience, because Alaska is close to Russia. All those
refugees swimming across the Bering Strait have taught her a thing or
two…oh, wait, those were polar
Palin has stated that as VP, she would promote the interest of Alaskans.
Perhaps we should change the rules a bit, so each
State can send someone to be co-vice President, so all States would be
represented in the White House.
In a way, this is reminiscent of the nomination of Harriet Miers.
A surprise pick, dubious qualifications, gets everyone’s
attention. Maybe clever, more likely a cheap gimmick.
Plus, it suggests that the person who made the pick is a tad impulsive.
Seriously, the only thing the Republican establishment cares about is
oil. They need a proponent of the Industry in the White
House. Everything else is just a distraction. Palin
might shake some things up a bit, but they are not
the things that the Party insiders care about.