Shame on John McCain for putting politics first—picking someone to be one heartbeat away from the presidency who proved this week to be unready for the job.
Palin set off alarm bells this week when she gave a speech that, according to the Washington Post, “linked the war in Iraq with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.” Even President Bush no longer repeats this discredited lie.
Either Palin is willing to lie to the public or she’s oblivious to the lies that led us to war with Iraq in the first place. Neither is acceptable.
Then, during an interview with ABC’s Charles Gibson, Palin was asked what she thought of the Bush doctrine that led us to war in Iraq. The New York Times described it: “Palin most visibly stumbled when she was asked by Mr. Gibson if she agreed with the Bush doctrine. Ms. Palin did not seem to know what he was talking about. Mr. Gibson, sounding like an impatient teacher, informed her ...”
How can someone who doesn’t understand the policies and lies that led us into Iraq be one heartbeat away from the presidency? And how can anyone respect the judgment of the person willing to put our country in that position just to get elected?