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McCain blew it on VP choice

David Le Vine

The resume now reads: John McCain ” desperate politician!

Surely he can’t expect us to accept his announcement that said, “As the head of Alaska’s National Guard and as the mother of a soldier herself, Governor Palin understands what it takes to lead our nation.”

That’s it? Those are qualifications enough? He believes that Sarah Palin should be one heartbeat away from governing our great country? He must know better!

The answer is, of course he does. But he decided that she would “happy up” his ultra-conservative, religious right-wing base and hopefully attract some female voters. It would seem that the best interests of the nation were not too important to an impetuous old man with his last shot at glory!

We know that a good many dedicated Republicans will hold their noses and rationalize his decision; however many others will not accept the hypocrisy of his choice. Furthermore, I would expect that many “Independents” will be turned off and that most women will recognize that they are only being “represented” in the interest of political expediency.

Besides which, I certainly can’t believe that the leaders of other nations would be impressed by the fact that she can shoot a moose, then dress it out and cook it.

Sorry John, I think you blew it!

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