Sarah Palin-Behind the Scenes

For those who think Sarah Palin is the cat’s meow, I urge you to read Chapter 22 of “Game Change” by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin (available at most libraries).

The book is an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at what went on in the Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John McCain camps during the 2008 presidential campaign.

The authors tell how Sarah was picked as McCain’s VP running mate and what happened as she prepared to fill her role in the campaign. If you can read the chapter with an open mind, I think you will find it very revealing.

As I’ve said all along, Sarah is a beauty queen who loves being in the spotlight. She has learned the art of saying just what people want to hear — and has raked in millions of dollars doing it. But as a presidential candidate? God forbid! Winks, lipstick, and cute aphorisms may win the hearts of her fans, but it takes a great deal more than that to run a country. And she’s greatly lacking in that department.

Don’t believe me? Put aside some time to visit your local library and read the chapter.

P.S. If she ever were to become president, what guarantee would we have she wouldn’t quit after a few months on the job?

Sarah Palin Has “Instincts”

The following is an excerpt from Larry King’s interview of John McCain on Wednesday, 10/29, courtesy of CNN.com:

KING: You’re president of the United States, you’re flying over the Pacific between nowhere and nowhere. There’s an attack on the United States. How much confidence do you have in vice president Palin?

MCCAIN: Total.

KING: Total?

MCCAIN: She has the instincts, she shares my world view. She has — look, I would remind you that there was a obscure governor from Arkansas, that not too many years ago — that gained the presidency. And he had no national security experience. He would never match up, as much as I love Bush I, with him on national security. We had just won the Gulf War.

Sarah Palin understands these issues. She understands them very well. And frankly, with a lot of conversations that I’ve had with her, she’s incredibly quick study.

KING: So, there would be no question in your mind that she could take over?

MCCAIN: She not only would take over. She would inspire Americans. That’s what I think she would do. She would unite the country in a time of crisis.

I can’t help but wonder … does John McCain truly believe that Sarah Palin’s “instincts” and her ability to “inspire Americans” will be all it takes to handle this country in a time of crisis — especially if it involved an attack on the United States?