Leonardo"s Notebook by Mattheus Mei

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Palin Rehash, Quote of the Day

Everyone's weighing in on the choice, the inscrutable Anthony Palmer from the 7-10 had this to say in comment on a post by NVB:

In the case of the arguably inexperienced Obama, he made it as far as he has because of the support of millions of voters across the nation. In the case of the similarly inexperienced Palin, she made it as far as she has because McCain appointed her to be his VP selection.

Sarah Palin would not have gotten a second look from Republicans had she run in the presidential primaries earlier this year. They would have said that even though she was appealing, she was too inexperienced. Republicans liked Bobby Jindal too, but said he was too inexperienced to be McCain’s VP. And Republicans criticized Tim Kaine for the same reason. Romney, Huckabee, and Pawlenty share Palin’s policy views and are far more experienced than she is. And if McCain wanted a woman, he could have gone with Hutchinson, Whitman, or Fiorina, all of whom are more experienced than she is. This is an affirmative action pick and a pander, and I thought Republicans were against both.

By the way, I used to be the manager of a bowling alley. According to Republicans, I have “executive experience” too, so I guess that makes me qualified to be president. The GOP has put themselves in a political straitjacket here because they’ll never be able to cite a future Democrat’s inexperience because there will always be “the Palin standard.”

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