Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Trouble with Palin

It seems that John McCain was a bit hasty in his choice of Sarah Palin as his VP candidate. Apparently McCain had only met her a few times, and her name was put on the list four days before she was announced. Now the Alaska governor's background is being enthusiastically examined by the US media and it's not looking good.

The first problem is her pregnant 17 year old daughter - but that's fine, Bristol and her boyfriend Levi are going to get married soon. (Don't names carry extra unspoken information?)

The New York Times also reports "...Ms. Palin now has a private lawyer in a legislative ethics investigation in Alaska into whether she abused her power in dismissing the state’s public safety commissioner; that she was a member for two years in the 1990s of the Alaskan Independence Party, which has at times sought a vote on whether the state should secede."

Is it really OK for a potential Vice President to belong to a party that wants to secede from the Union? What would Abe Lincoln say?

Then there's this photo of her relaxing, Alaskan style. Remember, this is a potential US President, if old John-boy falls off the perch. It's good to see that her bikini is in the presidential colours, though.

If this is how McCain's team do their research and make important decisions, then it doesn't look good for a McCain-led foreign policy.

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