Thursday, September 18, 2008

Palin's recipe for success: Sports & Oil

In a follow up to an earlier post...during a town hall meeting in Michigan yesterday, Palin was questioned about her foreign policy credentials. In typical Palin style, she dodged the question by answering, "I'll be ready. I have that confidence."

On reflection, the McCain camp must have realized how ridiculous that sounded and decided to supplement her response. Today, campaign spokesperson Tracey Schmitt offered the following experiences that Palin would bring to the table on foreign policy:

"As the Governor of one of our largest energy producing states, Governor Sarah Palin is uniquely qualified to speak to one of the most pressing foreign policy issues of our time; achieving independence from foreign oil. She is Governor of the only state with two international borders – a land border with Canada and a maritime border with Russia. She has executive experience, has promoted trade of Alaskan products to over 100 foreign destinations and met with dozens of international trade delegations. Last year she traveled to the Middle East to visit members of the deployed Alaska National Guard troops and she has also visited wounded US troops in Germany."

So let's get this straight. Her creditentials are: she resides in an oil-producing state that ships oil overseas and borders Canada by land and Russia by sea. She has traveled to Kuwait to visit the Alaska National Guard and made a stopover in Germany. Wow, that is impressive.

Even more impressive then those hefty foreign policy credentials is Palin's grasp of the economy. During the town hall meeting, a former Hillary Clinton supporter asked Palin,“Give us some details and examples of your strategies and plan for economic empowerment for women.” With prompting from McCain, Palin responded: "Well first let me take a shot at that, and I’ll tell ya, I’m a product of Title IX in our schools, where equal education and equal opportunities in sports really helped propel me into the—I guess into the position that I’m in today where.” McCain pipped in, “Could I mention she was a point guard on a state championship basketball team.”

So women of America take note, your economic woes can be overcome if you play sports in school. I guess if you're past school-age you're out of luck.


1 comment:

Deez Nats said...

Thank you for setting up this blog. You and others on the blogosphere are the only ones telling the truth. McCains' choice of Sarah Palin is reckless.

Fact: According to CDC mortaility statistics, a 72 year old man has a 15% chance of dying in the next 4 years

Fact: McCain has had 4 melanomas (the most deadly form of skin cancer) in the past 15 years

Fact: 8 of the 43 presidents have ascended to the presidency due to the death of the sitting president (19%). If he wins, McCain will be the oldest first-term president

Fact: Sarah Palin's "executive experience" consists of being mayor of a town of 6,000 people for 6 years and being governor of Alaska for 21 months. Alaska is the 48th most populated state.

There is a significant risk that this completely utterly unqualified person will be thrust into the position of POTUS. I hardly call McCain's reckless choice putting "country first". I call it "blind ambition."

If the so-called "liberal media" had been doing their job of asking tough questions and holding politicians accountable she would have been laughed out of the race by now.

And this says nothing about the fact that John "I Left My First Wife Because She Had a Disfiguring Car Accident and Married a Rich Trophy Wife" McCain's policies are wack in the first place and he seems to be showing early signs of dementia.