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Sarah Palin, a Republican’s Pawn


I am starting to feel really bad for Sarah Palin. It is becoming more and more clear that she is being used by the republican party to appease the Evangelicals, and a transparent attempt to get the women voters. Hillary Clinton supporters have already heckled her, and she has only appeared twice!

We should be outraged that McCain would select a person who has not been vetted and is totally, completely and clearly not ready to be the most powerful leader in the world dealing with the likes of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Vladimir Putin,Kim Jong-il, the Taliban, Al-Qaeda, the list goes on.

Can you imagine Sarah dealing with these leaders effectively, without risk? Would that make you feel safe?  It is almost like she is being set up like a stooge so McCain can win over the women’s and Evangelical vote. Barack Obama is right, McCain just doesn’t get it!

And with her modest four year college degree in journalism, how can she be expected to make decisions regarding the supreme court.  As next in line for the presidency, she will need to be ready to “defend the constitution of the United States.”  I wonder if she has even read the entire document! She has certainly never had any reason to study it. Barack Obama is a constitutional scholar and knows that document inside and out.

The republican’s talking points include this notion that Sarah Palin has more experience than Barack Obama because she is a governor with executive experience. They even have the audacity to say that Barack has no foreign policy experience. Who are they kidding?

Barack Obama is not only brilliant, but his excellent skills of connecting to and inspiring people, as witnessed throughout his campaign, has been put to the test. He traveled extensively and established very successful relationships overseas. He has been dealing with national and international issues as a U.S. Senator, while Sarah Palin has admitted that she is not even interested in Iraq, even though her son is getting ready to serve there!

To say that Palin is more experienced than Obama is a blatantly false talking point put out by the Rebulican Party.  She has not even completed a full term as the governor of a state with a population of only 700 thousand (compare to Illinois: 13 Million, California: 37 Million). She is still in training for her current office as Governor!

Can you imagine if McCain won the election, than had a heart attack on inauguration day from the excitement?  That would indeed be a sad day because we will have lost a good public servant and war hero, but it would be a frightful day for the American People.

And to Sarah Palin, I am so sorry that you have been used.  You deserve better.

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