September 3, 2008


Palin: average isn't good enough: She's not qualified to be president, and in picking her, McCain shows that he has little respect for the presidency. (Sam Harris, September 3, 2008, LA Times)

As many people have noted, placing Palin on the ticket has made these final months of the already overlong 2008 campaign much more interesting. Is Palin remotely qualified to be president of the United States? No.

She fails the anti-religious test for the presidency:

Palin: The plain truth: Don’t be fooled by the Tina Fey styling, McCain’s vice-presidential pick is a menace (EDITORIAL | September 3, 2008, Boston Phoenix)

In selecting Alaska governor Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential candidate, Republican nominee John McCain pulled a Clarence Thomas.

Today, Thomas is a headline name, a 17-year veteran of the US Supreme Court. But when he was nominated, Thomas was a relatively unknown, relatively inexperienced Republican legal bureaucrat.

Thomas had two things going for him: he was a hard-core right-winger, and he was African-American.

For the president — then George H.W. Bush — to name an African-American to the nation’s highest court required a certain sort of brass.

During the four years Bush held that office, and the eight preceding years when Ronald Reagan reigned, the well-being of black America was a low political priority, to the extent that it was at all a concern.

Thomas’s racial heritage provided a perverse sugarcoating for the bitter pill of his radical right-wing views. And it worked.

Now comes Sarah Palin, an articulate, untested radical right-winger. [...]

[T]he world according to Palin is flat; the sun no doubt revolves around the Earth; God created the planet in seven 24-hour days; and Darwin is a monkey lover.

Compared with Palin, George W. Bush, the finest 19th-century mind ever to occupy the White House, is an unrestrained freethinker. While the world progresses uneasily into the 21st century, John McCain has proposed to lead America into a storybook past. Call it the Little House on the Arctic Prairie.

Darwinists don't love monkeys, they hate God.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 3, 2008 12:09 PM
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