John McCain needs what Kinky Friedman calls “a checkup from the neck up.”
In choosing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his running mate, he is not thinking “outside the box,” as some have said. More like out of his mind.
Palin a first-term governor of a state with more reindeer than people, will have to put on a few pounds just to be a lightweight. Her personal story is impressive: former fisherman, mother of five. But that hardly qualifies her to be a heartbeat away from the presidency.
For a man who is 72 years old and has had four bouts with cancer to have chosen someone so completely unqualified to become president is shockingly irresponsible. Suddenly, McCain’s age and
health become central issues in the campaign, as does his judgment.
What boggles my mind is that McCain seems to think female democrats are so stupid that they’ll vote for him and his VP choice just because his VP choice is a woman. I’m so fucking agitated by this. Hillary Clinton did not make it as far as she did simply because she’s a woman, but because she’s Hillary Clinton. Palin is not of the same caliber as Clinton, and to think Clinton voters will vote for her because she’s a woman is insulting.