As I have watched the reaction to Sarah Palin’s new place on the McCain ticket, I have been shocked by so many different things. I don’t know why though. Lord knows the left has spent the last 8 years villifying anything Bush or Republicans have tried to do or stand for. I did hold out some hope that there would be some type of moratorium on the nonsense for at least a couple of days while they at least researched their slams since McCain caught them all off guard. Ha, guess I’m a sucker.
Here is the latest from Politico-
John McCain was aiming to make history with his pick of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and historians say he succeeded.
Presidential scholars say she appears to be the least experienced, least credentialed person to join a major-party ticket in the modern era.
So unconventional was McCain’s choice that it left students of the presidency literally “stunned,” in the words of Joel Goldstein, a St. Louis University law professor and scholar of the vice presidency. “Being governor of a small state for less than two years is not consistent with the normal criteria for determining who’s of presidential caliber,” said Goldstein.
The article blathers on and on and even mentions this little tidbit-
“It would be one thing if she had only been governor for a year and a half, but prior to that she had not had major experience in public life,” said Dallek of Palin. “The fact that he would have to go to somebody who is clearly unqualified to be president makes Obama look like an elder statesman.”
I am embarrassed that this is what our academic environment, free press, and political climate has become.
One thing I am quite proud of though is this. The McCain camp is not letting this go unrefuted. Steve Schmidt and company freaking rock the house with their rapid responses.
UPDATE: After reading this article, the McCain campaign issued the following statement: “The authors quote four scholars attacking Gov. Palin’s fitness for the office of Vice President. Among them, David Kennedy is a maxed out Obama donor, Joel Goldstein is also an Obama donor, and Doris Kearns Goodwin has donated exclusively to Democrats this cycle. Finally, Matthew Dallek is a former speech writer for Dick Gephardt. This is not a story about scholars questioning Governor Palin’s credentials so much as partisan Democrats who would find a reason to disqualify or discount any nominee put forward by Senator McCain.”
BAM! I love it when the MSM/academia are exposed for the partisan hacks they are. Take that you asshats!
Steve Schmidt, you rock! Keep it up! If I didn’t know better, I’d think he just might be the second coming of Karl Rove.
Find the rest of the tripe here- http://news.yahoo.com/story//politico/13001