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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

McCain cannot say country first and have an embarrassingly naive, gibberish and nonsensical Palin up there as vice president

No one can put it much better than the renowned world affairs expert and author Fareed Zakaria who thinks it would be best for Republican presidential hopeful John McCain if Gov. Sarah Palin bowed out as his vice presidential running mate.

"Yes, and I say this with sadness because I greatly admire John McCain, a man of intelligence, honor and enormous personal and political courage. However, for him to choose Sara Palin to be his running mate is fundamentally irresponsible. He did not put the country first with this decision" He said in an interview with CNN.

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Like most commentators, Zakaria seems to suggest that a John McCain presidency would be too risky mainly due to his old age. At 72, the Arizona Senator is not fit to be commander-in-chief and might not make it through the full 4 year term leaving the country in the hands of an embarrassingly naive, gibberish and nonsensical Sarah Palin. The "axis of evil" would very much appreciate a Palin Presidency which would make the US. a "soft target" for terror sponsoring nations. She doesn't seem strong enough. Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmedinejad would be particularly proud of a naive US. presidency.

"Whether it is appropriate or not, considering Sen. McCain's age most people expected to have a vice presidential candidate who would be ready to step in at a moment's notice. The actuarial odds of that happening are significant, something like a one-in-five chance." Zakaria said

Sarah Paling's grasp of facts, history and understanding of foreign affairs are wanting. Zakaria describes her as "dangerously ignorant and unprepared for the job of vice president, let alone president"

She simply has no idea of what is happening around her. According to Zakaria, Palin has been given a set of talking points by campaign advisers ".....simple ideological mantras that she repeats and repeats as long as she can. But if forced off those rehearsed lines, what she has to say is often, quite frankly -- nonsense"

"It's gibberish -- an emptying out of catchphrases about economics that have nothing to do with the question (being asked) or the topic. It's scary to think that this person could be running the country"

Important subjects such as forces at work in the global economy and the scope of the current financial problems her country is facing don't mean a thing to her. She lacks the ability to comprehend such matters. Without a script prepared for her by the McCain camp, Sarah Palin cannot utter a complete sentence or rational statement that make any sense or would make people understand what she really means. She just hangs in the balance.

On her recent interviews, Zakaria says that Palin appeared not to have "any understanding about the topic under discussion..........she has never spent a day thinking about any important national or international issue"

Dan Rodricks a columnist at Baltimore sun says that Palin did not have to agree to be on McCain's ticket. A person with a more moderate ego might have said, "I don't think I'm ready for that enormous job, senator. Thanks, but not at this time."

In an article titled "We should base our choice upon their choices" Rodricks questions McCain's judgment in Picking Sarah Palin as his running mate. "one of the key measures of a good boss is the people he or she picks to help run a company, or a college, or a hospital, or a military unit. For enterprises that are stable and successful over long periods of time, it is key that the CEO, president or general picks smart, effective managers who can succeed them. Enterprises can rise or fall on these transitions"

He calls the choice "impulsive and unnecessarily desperate"

New York Times columnist David Brooks questions her readiness to be Vice president given her embarrassing performance at recent interviews, "I admire Sarah Palin for many things... but is she ready to be vice president?" Brooks questioned. "Based on what we've seen with the Katie Couric interview (READ INTERVIEW), it's embarrassing, it's painful to watch those things, you want to turn them off."

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