(Extended Revised Post)

Sarah Palin, October 17, 2008, Flight from Ohio to Indiana (full article at CNNPolitics):

QUESTION: Governor, the Washington Post and Peggy Noonan both said independently today that you are unqualified to be commander in chief. How do you respond to that?

PALIN: Well, we talked a lot already about my executive experience that will be put to good use as vice president and if heaven forbid, anything happened to John McCain, if we’re so blessed to be elected president and vice president, that executive experience will be put to good use, as coming from a mayor and a manager, small business owner and a governor and a regulator of oil and gas. That’s important, but as important is the world view that I share with John McCain and the intentions that we have there to put in place policies that will put government back on the side of the American people and we’ll win these wars and help secure our nation. Those things all put together will be put to good use and if I felt I was not ready I would never have said yes, I wanna take on this responsibility, this challenge, this opportunity to run for vice president as his partner.

There are so many things wrong with this response alone, I just don’t even know where to begin.  I’m so flabbergasted that all I can say is…Who the heck (if anyone) taught this woman to speak in public?!?  She can’t even talk coherently!

Now, Sarah Palin is technically only the Vice Presidential candidate, and not actually running for President.  The Vice President of the United States is in charge of presiding over the Senate (running the floor debates, etc).  In recent administrations, the VP has also taken part in a fair amount of diplomatic duties not originally included in the job description provided by the Constitution.  Therefore, with such responsibilities, don’t we need a Vice President who has a very good, if not exceptional, grasp of the English language…ESPECIALLY in terms of verbal usage and live speaking??

If her not-so-commanding use of her native tongue doesn’t prove how ridiculous it would be to put her in office as VP, add the oft-revisited-fact that she would be only one seat away from possibly having to step in as President should anything happen to John McCain (more cancer, death by old age…etc).  Let’s take a comparative look at the population statistics  for 2006, compliments of the US Census Bureau.  Since I live in Seattle, Washington (the other Washington), I included, for comparison, stats for Seattle, King County and Washington State, as well as the states of Delaware for Joe Biden and Illinois for Barak Obama.

People QuickFacts – US Census Bureau
Wasilla City     not available, however was 5,469 in 2000
Alaska                                670,053
Delaware                           853,476
Illinois                          12,831,970
Seattle                                582,454
King Co.                          1,826,732
Washington State     6,395,798
USA                             299,398,484

You’ll notice that Alaska’s total STATEWIDE population is only 87,569 more than the CITY of Seattle and is over 1 million LESS than King County, alone…and Washington State’s population is over 9.5 times larger than Alaska!

Larger population means more and larger, intricate and delicate issues.  So, the way I look at it, she isn’t even qualified for the job of King County Executive, let alone Governor of Washington State!  Yet, with a US population of over 200 million people she and the Republican party think that she can pull off the job of VP?!

Come on…This joke has got to stop…NOW.

By comparison, the state of Illinois, has over 19 times the population of Alaska…and Delaware has 183,423 more people (packed into only 2,489 sq miles) than all of Alaska (663,267 sq miles)!  So, um…who has the experience behind them to do the job?

Go HOME, Sarah.  PLEEEZ go HOME…You are by NO MEANS qualified for any office at the Federal level.  Hell, you’re not even qualified to be Mayor of… (insert major US city here)!

© 2008 D. Kessler

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