So Sarah Palin is going to be McCain’s running mate. Whoopideedoo.
It has always bugged me that governors are put on a pedestal when it comes to running for President. Yes, they have “executive experience”. But as far as I can tell, Senators get a fair amount of experience in government as well.
Today I heard John McCain highlight all of Palin’s “executive experience” and he included her time on the PTA. Give me a break. By that standard, I am already building my Vice-Presidential résumé. When I am Chelsea Clinton’s running mate in 2028 she can tout that I was Governor of Connecticut & Rhode Island, Archbishop of Boston, shift manager at an Arby’s franchise and President of Boston Opera Collaborative.
The video below has Tom thinking that he has a shot in 2028 as well.
Listen closely for a Whalers reference.
chocolate cake says
PTA? sounds like something the onion would write.
D. Mike says
In terms of whether it qualifies you to be president, PTA experience is hardly much different from being a “community organizer,” which the Obama campaign touts relentlessly as his cred.
Thing is, it’s precisely her LACK of experience that I like about her; her being outside of Washington and all. I don’t believe that anyone is really “qualified” per se, to be president, and to me, the less “experience” someone has had, the more likely I am to vote for him/her. It’s what I like about Obama as well. I guess I’m not cut out for politics, because I just can’t understand why one side is obligated to automatically hate the other side so much.