Monday, September 1, 2008

Both Palin and Obama aren't qualified

Palin is not qualified

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- By all rights, there should be a revolt at this week's Republican convention against John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate -- for the very same reasons so many Republicans opposed President Bush's selection of Harriet Miers for the Supreme Court.
Palin is, if anything, less qualified for the vice presidency (and the presidency) than Miers was for the court. But there is one big difference: Palin passes all the right-wing litmus tests, which means she is unlikely to suffer Miers' fate.

I agree with the general sentiment that Palin is not qualified to be Vice President. She has not been elected to an important position, done a great job, and then re-elected by the people. She may be qualified in the future but not now.

Likewise, Obama is not qualified either. His best qualification is that people have voted for him during this long campaign.

So his claim is much stronger than Palin's, he being the people's choice, but not much stronger.

I am dismayed that so many columnists and television personalities feel free to savage Palin's qualifications and not Obama's. They both deserved the same treatment.

True it is too late for Obama. He is the Democratic nominee and will be President, but it wasn't too late in 2007. The press was biased in his favor. Which is not only wrong, but dangerous as he was promoted over candidates who were actually qualified like a Joe Biden.

We need honest liberals in the media, not closeted democrats and left-wingers who are blinded by their ideology.

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