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Cindy McCain and Sarah Palin are both former beauty contest ladies. (Palin was Miss Wassilla and came in second in the Miss Alaska contest, but won Miss Congeniality) I'll leave it to you to decide what this says about McCain's idea of women.
Say what you will though, (and how can you not?) but Palin is definitely perky, complete with that high teen-ager voice.
Listen as she giggles her way through an interview with local shock jocks as they refer to her female political opponent (a cancer survivor) as a "cancer" and a "bitch".
Palin, quick to portray herself as a feminist these days, responds by giggling and inviting them to attend her state of the state address.
And what does she think about the office of vice president? She's not sure what a vice president does.
Larry Kudlow of CNBC’s “Kudlow & Co.” asked her about the possibility of becoming McCain's ticket mate.
Palin replied: “As for that VP talk all the time, I’ll tell you, I still can’t answer that question until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the VP does every day?
Another fun fact: Alaska, the state Palin headed for less than two years now, has a population of 683,000. This would only make it the 17th most populous CITY in the United States. Just ahead of Fort Worth.
"She's not prepared to be governor. How can she be prepared to be vice president or president? Look at what she's done to this state. What would she do to the nation?"- Lyda Green, REPUBLICAN president of the Alaska State Senate from Palin's hometown of Wasilla, reacting to the Palin announcement.
And another glowing review of the Palin pick:
It's always said that the most important decision a presidential candidate makes is their pick for vice president. It shows their thinking and judgment. John McCain, in his first decision, has just told the world that he believes Sarah Palin is the most qualified person to be a heartbeat from the presidency. Forgetting all the available men for a moment, if John McCain felt it critical to select a woman in an effort to somehow grab the Hillary Clinton supporters, look at his choice of women he had available: Christine Todd Whitman, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Elizabeth Dole, Susan Collins, even - for goodness sake - Condoleezza Rice. Or Carly Fiorina. Each of these have marks against them, and perhaps some might not have wanted to run, but it's near-impossible to look at the list and suggest to the American public that Sarah Palin is the best choice of Republican women to be vice president. And again, this is ignoring the men he who could have been chosen.
It's not that Sarah Palin is inexperienced. It's that this is gross political misconduct.
And it seems, like nearly all women voters, (cough) Palin isn't a big fan of polar bears either. She wrote an op-ed in the NY Times back in January opposing adding them to the endangered species list, using the usual Republican tactic of cherry picking evidence and dismissing scientific evidence.
I've often wondered if McCain is really all that serious about becomeing president. Now I'm pretty sure it's just trying to get a better job, and if not, oh well.