The buzz this morning is that McCain has picked 44 year old Alaska governor Sarah Palin to be his vice-presidential candidate on the Republican ticket for the White House in November. In fact, CNN just went with the story minutes ago.
Never heard of her? Me neither.
But already, I see a problem.
McCain is, in case you haven’t noticed, old. And this means that Palin is one fragile heartbeat away from the presidency. Someone you never heard of.
UPDATE: For all their talk about Obama’s inexperience, Palin has only been Alaska governor since 2006. They say that the first test of a presidential candidate is who he/she picks as VP. McCain has made much in recent weeks of Obama’s relative lack of experience in foreign policy and defense matters, so I’m not sure McCain’s selection reflects prudent thinking on his part. It’s clearly an attempt to pander to women. What other qualifications might have warrented such a selection?
She’s also under investigation… the Alaska state legislature voted to hire an independent investigator to find out whether she tried to have a state official fire her ex-brother-in-law from his job as a state trooper.
UPDATE: Yes, this is really her (with a little Sadly, No captioning…)