Did you see this clip of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler playing Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton on Saturday Night Live?
I've hesitated to post about Sarah Palin because I wanted to do it well. I don't know how to express how angry McCain's decision to choose her has made me. I used to think McCain was an acceptable candidate. I wasn't in love with him and I didn't plan to vote for him, but I didn't think it would be a complete disaster if he won the election. However, I find it so condescending and insulting that the Republican party believed that nominating a woman, any woman, would be the way to win the vote. The fact that much of America does seem to be falling for it is even more discouraging. This whole scenario is like some bad situation comedy like Kindergarten Cop where someone completely unqualified for a job ends up having to do it. I don't think this is funny.
I don't think hunting for fun qualifies you to be president. I don't believe being a mother of five children does. Living next to Russia doesn't count and neither does being the mayor of a tiny town or the governor of Alaska for two years. In addition, having a child and grandchild that weren't aborted doesn't qualify you to be president! The way her daughter and infant son have been trotted out as political pawns disgusts me. If John McCain truly thinks this woman is the best-qualified candidate to lead our nation in the event of his death, then I have lost all respect for his judgement.