Why Sarah Palin is not qualified to be Vice-President.
Let us assume for the sake of argument that the New York Times is not an entirely unbiased source. However, their recent story digging into Sarah Palin’s actions and record show quite clearly that she is temperamentally unfit to be Vice-President. Why? Because she is small. Her behavior in office has been markedly small, mean, and petty. I believe the Times story because my experience in local government has brought me into contact with just exactly the same kind of small-time/small-minded characters. Her cronyism, tendency to demonize anyone who disagrees with her, and paranoid secrecy are exactly indicative of the breed of small-town tyrants that afflict local politics everywhere. Among her stunts has been to use personal e-mail accounts for government business, on the grounds it may be immune to subpoena. (Where have we seen that before, eh? And if what you are doing is open and above board, why worry about being subpoenaed?) It may well be argued that the Republicans think that she is well-qualified because that’s precisely the type of people they have had in the present administration, and McCain doesn’t have enough spite and spleen to suit them. They well may be right in that, but we have seen how dysfunctionally that works over the last 7.5 years, and we don’t need more.
The full article, “Once Elected, Palin Hired Friends and Lashed Foes can be read at: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/14/us/politics/14palin.html?_r=1&ref=politics&oref=slogin and I recommend you refer anyone you know who might be thinking of voting Republican to read it.