Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Is Palin Qualified To Be President?

Zakaria: McCain's VP decision is 'fundamentally irresponsible' - CNN.com
CNN: Does it make you concerned about Sen. McCain as a president?

Zakaria: Yes, and I say this with sadness because I greatly admire John McCain, a man of intelligence, honor and enormous personal and political courage. However, for him to choose Sara Palin to be his running mate is fundamentally irresponsible. He did not put the country first with this decision. Whether it is appropriate or not, considering Sen. McCain's age most people expected to have a vice presidential candidate who would be ready to step in at a moment's notice. The actuarial odds of that happening are significant, something like a one-in-five chance.
He goes further:
It is just we are talking about a person who should be ready to lead the United States at a moment's notice. She has never spent a day thinking about any important national or international issue, and this is a hell of a time to start.

it became clear that she has simply never thought about these subjects before and is dangerously ignorant and unprepared for the job of vice president, let alone president.
I couldn't agree more. She's got a lot going for her. If she boned up on worldly and economic issues, perhaps by becoming a member of Congress, she could very well become qualified. But her nomination is akin to Joe Blow getting the nod: He knows nothing about anything either.