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Sarah Palin has had her chance to speak, but nobody really cared... other than 35 or 40 million viewers... what's that, roughly 3% of the U.S. population?
You can watch the video if you want or you can look up what others thought of her speech. But why bother?
While she has demonstrated that she is able to work through the Alaskan political minefield with a straight-talking, cards-on-the-table approach... that backwoods, unsophisticated experience surely cannot prepare her to deal with the likes of Vladimir Putin, even less Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid... very experienced masters of insider intrigue and deception. You need an insider to make deals with insiders.She wasn't even a congressional page where she would have been exposed to all of the good stuff!
Furthermore, she doesn't speak for real women. Who cares if she has a nice family, reformed state politics, reduced taxes and government spending, and has more than 80% of those hinterland Alaskans approving of her performance? She wouldn't choose and does not believe in choosing! She taught her daughter not to choose. She is punishing her daughter with a child!
Women should not only have the right to choose, they had better choose.Finally, what kind of mother would let her oldest son go off to war and say she is proud of him? Some nonsense about "Country First." That's just war-monger code and it's obvious she's a raging war-monger.
A great leader knows we shouldn't be involved in wars, wouldn't fund one, and would get us out of one no matter what. That's why we have UN peacekeepers. Can't we all just get along? A great leader would send his kid to Berkeley, not Baghdad... and maybe not Chicago until it gets "organized" a little better.Regardless, experience is overrated when you are running for president. It's the vice-president who needs to be experienced. An inexperienced president has all of those advisers to tell him what to say and how to think... possibly in that order.
You can't learn what it takes to be president when you're on the job as a vice-president. Who's going to set the example... some experienced president?She's still just a "hockey mom" who got to be a governor because those Alaskans just don't understand how politics are supposed to work... and what's the big deal about Alaska anyway? It's barely a part of this continent.
Who really cares what Sarah Palin has to say?