After trying to make experience the issue of this campaign, John McCain celebrated his 72nd birthday by appointing a former small town mayor and brand new Governor as his Vice Presidential nominee. Is this really who the Republican Party wants to be one heartbeat away from the Presidency? Given Sarah Palin’s lack of experience on every front and on nearly every issue, this Vice Presidential pick doesn’t show judgement: it shows political panic.
That’s genius, Rahm. McCain picks a VP choice in order to attract the 28% of Hillary Clinton supporters who think she was disrespected, and Rahm responds with — sneering condescention.
As Big Tent Democrat says, Tim Kaine has the same experience that Palin does, and he was both vetted and seriously considered by the Obama campaign. This is very dangerous territory. Or did Rahm not watch last night as Obama spoke about equal wages and domestic violence legislation? Does he not realize that this is where the front line of this campaign now moves?
His inability to grasp the obvious never fails to impress.
Palin, like McCain, has a nifty lingering scandal in Troopergate, and she’s also tied to Veco. For a country sick of a politicized government full of incompetent cronies, it’s much more fertile territory.