Friday, August 29, 2008

Miss Alaska 1984

McCain vp pick Sarah Palin "was not, as Jonah Goldberg recently wrote, Miss Alaska, but she was Miss Wasilla."*

Looking at the old photo I am reminded of a recent comment by a Jotman reader:
VEEP Debates Q&A

QUESTION: How will Sarah Palin do in a debate with Joe Biden?

ANSWER: How many men watching will be aware that Biden is in the room?

The commenter's joke rests purely on political-strategy assumptions: that her cuteness makes her more electable.

But the commenter's cute joke came in response to a serious question. I asked whether Palin had the foreign policy knowledge required of someone who would lead the most powerful country in the world.

She does not. John McCain is not only the oldest presidential candidate in US history, he is quite possibly the most irresponsible.

UPDATE: Don't miss the Sarah Palin Timeline.

* Beldar
Photo: Miss Wasilla

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Previously, I had been blogging about the Obama, McCain and the US election. I wrote about Sarah Palin on this blog even before McCain chose her to be his running mate. The choice was disappointing, and a possibility I had anticipated.

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