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What’s in her sights ?

Posted by Big John on September 3, 2008

Until a couple of days ago I had never heard of Sarah Palin, and I suspect, neither had most Americans. Now every newspaper and TV station is asking questions about her.

OK, so why should we care in this country if she becomes Vice President of the USA ?

Well, if McCain is elected she will be just one heartbeat away from being the first woman to hold the most powerful office in the world, for if old John ‘pops his clogs’ she immediately takes over as President, so surely she should be a person with considerable experience in the ‘corridors of power’ and beyond. Didn’t Barack Obama pick John Biden for this very reason ?

Now as far as I can tell Sarah is anti-gun control, anti-abortion, anti-gay rights, pro-oil drilling and an advocate of teaching creationism in schools, but as I understand it, her only political experience is as mayor of a small town in Alaska before she became governor of that state.

I know that some pundits are saying that she has been chosen to pick up the ‘Hillary vote’, but surely someone with experience like Condoleezza Rice would be more suitable, but I suppose being a woman and black is a bit too much for many Americans. 

All I know is that I find it very difficult to take seriously someone who names her kids .. Track .. Bristol .. Willow .. Piper .. and .. Trig ! .. and who believes in all that biblical old bollocks about Adam and Eve and how the earth was created in six days. Not to mention feeling a little apprehensive about a lady who has been described as .. “pistol packing Palin”.

Anyway let us hope, if she ever does reach the highest office, that her gun-toting exploits will be limited to the forests of Alaska .. and ..

…    those poor bloody Moose. :-(

3 Responses to “What’s in her sights ?”

  1. Chris said

    McCain would have been better off picking Michael Palin. I mean, can you imagine the Monty Python team in charge of the States? Take those Yankees by surprise, wouldn’t it? After all…

    Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!

  2. Darlene said

    As a resident of the States I think it would be a blast to have the Monty Python team in charge. At least we would get a laugh with our politics.

    I suppose the rest of the world is laughing at us now, but we’re too busy crying to notice. A Pentacostal nutcase as President? Oh please, say it isn’t so. One born again Christian as President is all I can stand in my lifetime.

  3. Terri said

    Bravo! Right on, John!
    I’m chuckling at how they’re keeping her under wraps. Joe Biden was on Meet the Press this morning, they were both on 60 Minutes last week, Hillary will be hitting the campaign trail starting tomorrow. But Sarah? The Republicans won’t LET her get near the media alone. They KNOW she’ll easily screw it up for them, if a reporter asks an intelligent and important question on world issues. Ah yes…….I love it……..

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