Dear President Palin: What the fuck?

August 31, 2008

Miss. Wasilla 1984

(Yes, this is really Sarah Palin)

John McCain could’ve chosen any number of well-qualified women as potential vice president. So, um, what the hell? He chose Miss. Wasilla 1984 Sarah Palin?

Does it ever strike you that republicans try to pick underqualified women as a way of trying to make people believe women aren’t qualified (e.g., Harriet Myers for Supreme Court)?

I mean, not to get picky, but there are quite a few republican women who have more than a bachelors degree in communications from the University of Idaho. Or more work experience than being a sports broadcaster. In her defense, she was a beauty queen (named Miss. Wasilla & competed for Miss. Alaska). And she was on the mayor of a town of 6,000 people and governor for a year or so. So, um, qualifed to be president then, should 72 year old John McCain kick the bucket, right?

She’s sort of a wacko, though. For one, she named her five kids, “Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper and Trig.” Good names for sled dogs, that much is true. And she’s a evangelical christian and strong pro-lifer. So, yes, wacko.

All that said, my main point remains that McCain could have picked a far, far more qualified republican woman as vice president. A short list:

(1) Condoleezza Rice: Current Secretary of State; Former National Security Advisor, Provost/Professor at Stanford University; Speaks Russian, German, French, and Spanish; The only person keeping George W. Bush from invading Iran;

(2) Christine Todd Whitman: Former two-term governor of NJ; Former head of the EPA

(3) Elizabeth Dole: N.C Senator for 5 years; J.D. from Harvard Law, Undergrad at Duke, M.A. from Harvard, Post-Grad at Oxford; Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation; Former U.S. Secretary of Labor; Former President of the American Red Cross; Author; All-around-nice person and at 72 years old, not too old considering McCain is also 72.

(4) Kay Bailey Hutchison: Texas Senator for 15 years; J.D. from Univ. of Texas

(5) Olympia Snowe: Maine Senator for 13 years, House of Rep. from 1979-1997

And, of course, there are so many more qualifed women in the business and political worlds. Why Palin?

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3 Responses to “ Dear President Palin: What the fuck? ”

  1. MrOink on August 31, 2008 at 4:24 am

    By the way, if you’re going to say that I’m again focusing on the way a woman looks (i.e., the picture of Palin I posted), I think I might be guilty as charged — at least this time. I thought about this, but decided that I might be on solid ground since (a) the picture was hilarious, and (b) I’m basically writing the article about her credentials and not her looks.

    But you still might be right. Nonetheless, what the hell is she doing there in the picture? Is she naked? It’s supposed to be an official beauty pageant photo, I think. That’s just too crazy a photo of our potential future vice-president. Perhaps I shouldn’t have posted it, I’m not sure. God knows I try.

  2. revisingproust on August 31, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    thankfully, someone posted on palin’s pageant past.

    i’d like to see a naked senator mccain because there must be something about him that i’m missing. i see a 72 year old short dude.

    …there’s one 72 year old short dude who does pretty well for himself with the ladies!!!

    the guy’s first wife was a model, the guy’s second wife is a milf (and the, er, tap on America’s beer), and now palin?

    in his defense, he does have a sense of humor which is definitely a turn on for some (see: any love test that asks – which is most important to you a guy’s a) good looks; b) personality; c) intelligence; d) sense of humor; or e) old age).

    i’ve seen him on the Daily Show more than most other politicians and his SNL appearance back in May was pretty funny. but a sense of humor can only go so far (…maybe locking in carol shepp mccain…).

    mccain must have some other, eh hem, assets that are not readily visible to the general public.

  3. RustedJesus on August 31, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    Isn’t most of his comedy based on the fact that looks like old Willow and can’t turn his head like Batman.

    And Palin does look like she’s naked. It’s crazy. The scary thing about the whole thing is that we all keep saying McCain picked an under-qualified VP candidate and that should be good for those of us who support the Obama/Biden ticket. But for some reason, I think McCain got it right. People are going to love Stalin Palin. Right-wing/conservatives are going to eat this up. If they were weary about “maverick” McCain, now they know they a PYT whispering in his ear, keeping him on the conservative track. That frightens me.

    I’m terrified of this election. So fucking terrified.

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