Sarah Palin

Mike Scott, one of the contributors at Volokh Conspiracy has some words about Sarah and her fitness for the VEEP slot:

Why It’s Bad. It’s a bad choice because John McCain is 71 years old, and his vice president will have a non-trivial chance of becoming president, and absolutely nothing suggests that Sarah Palin would be credible as President of the United States. I do NOT think this is just a matter of adding up the number of years spent doing this or doing that. Sarah Palin has been in public life, basically, for two years. to my knowledge, she has never articulated (because she was never called upon to articulate) any views whatsoever on:

military strategy in the Persian Gulf
the proper response to Iranian nuclear weapons
the Russian invasion of Georgia
the United Nations
US immigration policy
the Federal Reserve Bank
the effectiveness of international aid programs
Israeli-Palestinian relations
AIDS policy
federal support for basic research
European Union integration
the US Constitution
the optimal means of protecting US borders from terrorists
Guantanamo, and the proper scope of interrogation techniques
Deficit financing and Keynesian economics
the Supreme Court

Yep, great choice. Also, it has come to my attention that she believs that creationism should be taught alongside evolution. She’s really a winner:

The volatile issue of teaching creation science in public schools popped up in the Alaska governor’s race this week when Republican Sarah Palin said she thinks creationism should be taught alongside evolution in the state’s public classrooms.

Palin was answering a question from the moderator near the conclusion of Wednesday night’s televised debate on KAKM Channel 7 when she said, ‘Teach both. You know, don’t be afraid of information. Healthy debate is so important, and it’s so valuable in our schools. I am a proponent of teaching both.’

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One response to “Sarah Palin

  1. John McCain is a seasoned politician, and may think it’s best not to have a VP that is more experienced then himself.

    Her silly notion that we should teach a crackpot religious superstition like creationism in the schools is a sop to the religious right. McCain wants their vote badly.

    He’s on record advocating to allow states and localities to decide whether or not to teach creationism…

    http://hotlineblog.nationaljournal.com/archives/2007/05/mccain_and_crea.html

    …so I figure he would like to balance that with a VP that thumps the bible a bit harder.

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