After making this bold offer, Palin did not offer anyone a chance to actually play "stump the candidate." We'll have to wait and see if McCain's handlers have been successful in pumping her with knowledge - no doubt, they've ben putting in triple overtime to get Palin ready.
At one point in the meeting, a woman challenged Palin on her qualifications saying:
Instead of offering specifics, Palin said she's being criticized by her opponents because she is a “Washington outsider.” She assured the crowd she will be prepared for the job by January, seeming to suggest that she'll pick up all the knowledge she needs in the next four months. She said:
“As for foreign policy, you know I think that I am prepared and I know that on Jan. 20, if we are so blessed as to be sworn into office as your president and vice president, certainly we’ll be ready. I’ll be ready. I have that confidence. I have that readiness.”
How's that for credentials! She is confident she'll be ready so, gosh darn it, she'll be ready! After this silly statement by Palin, McCain jumped in to tout her experience with energy issues and suggested she was prepared because her son is headed off to serve in Iraq:
That's exciting news for all the rest of you parents of military children out there - you too might be ready to be VP of the United States and you just didn't know it.