Friday, August 29, 2008

First Thoughts

Today, Republican Senator John McCain, 72, chose the Republican Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, 44, to be his running mate. I’m not surprised he chose a woman. He has been hungry to attract any disgruntled supporters of Senator Hillary Clinton. And it’s good that another woman will be on a national ticket. The first, Geraldine Ferraro, ran for Vice President on the Democratic ticket in 1984.

But my initial thought was that John McCain must think women are irrational and reactionary. Why? He probably thinks some women will ignore the Republican platform and Governor Palin’s equivalent position on the issues, just so they can cast a vote based on the gender of the Republican vice presidential nominee.

No thanks.


barbie2be said...

i think he only chose her because his wife needed someone to share rehab stories with.

dancingmorganmouse said...

From over this side of the world it does appear to be just a "tad" cynical.

Roo said...

We are with Morgan, it's a game player's choice. If anything I think it has strengthened the other choice!

Pink Granite said...

Hi All -
I still can't figure out why Senator McCain thought Governor Palin was the right person to choose as his running mate. Apparently they spoke only twice before he made his decision. And the whole V.P. as just a "heartbeat away from the presidency" thing is really alarming!
I hope you're correct Roo!
- Lee

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