5 Reasons Sarah Palin is a Horrible Choice for VP

By | September 1, 2008
  1. Back in the late 90′s when she was elected Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, she was almost recalled because shortly after entering office, she fired the Police Chief and Library Director for not supporting her in her 1996 race for Mayor. She didn’t even have the Republican courtesy to deny and lie: Her official reason for the firings was that they were “not fully supporting her efforts to govern”. (source)
  2. She got away with the above tactic as Mayor, so why not try it again as Governor? Once she got the state’s top job, she promptly fired public safety commissioner Walt Monegan. This time, however, it wasn’t because he hadn’t supported her in her run for Governor. He had the gaul to not follow her administration’s pressure to fire a state trooper – who had divorced her sister. (source)
  3. She actually had the chutzpah to go on some joke of a radio show and heartily laugh at accusations by the hosts that her apparent arch nemesis, State Senate President Lyda Green (a cancer survivor) is a “cancer” to the state of Alaska and a “bitch”. This wasn’t when she was just Mayor, either. This was in 2008, while she was Governor. An op-ed in the Anchorage Daily News referred to her appearance on the show as “plain and simple one of the most unprofessional, childish and inexcusable performances I’ve ever seen from a politician.” (source)
  4. Everyone already knows that Iraq was a war for oil, but any republican running for any big office, especially that of the vice president, should probably know not to admit that. That memo, however, apparently skipped over Sarah Palin. In her words, “We are a nation at war and in many [ways] the reasons for war are fights over energy sources, which is nonsensical when you consider that domestically we have the supplies ready to go.” Where exactly does she want to get those domestic oil supplies? The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. (source)
  5. If you’re think Sarah Palin lacks national security experience, Cindy McCain says you’re wrong. Why? Because Alaska is close to Russia. Yes, you read that correctly, Cindy McCain actually thinks that proximity to Russia makes the governor of Alaska qualified with national security experience. I don’t even know how to react to this, but I guess they’re taking the whole “throw shit against the wall and see what sticks” approach to campaign strategy. (source)

Are there more reasons than these five that make Sarah Palin a crappy choice for McCain’s veep? Of course there are, but these are the 5 that I think will cause the Republicans the most grief. I’ve got no complains whatsoever about John McCain going about his campaigning in a half-assed way without thinking things through or thoroughly vetting important people like, say, his running mate, but he may just want to save the taxpayers money and just call Barack Obama to concede defeat now.

  • Penny

    I’m glad you mentioned that “radio show” business. I saw it online yesterday, and was appalled. To me, that alone says everything about this woman’s character that I need to know.

  • http://healthfacultyjobs.com bucko

    Check your facts, don’t just copy!

    Lie #1 -
    “and Library Director”
    The Library Director kept her job.
    http://www.adn.com/sarah-palin/story/510219.html

    Speculation-
    “for not supporting her in her 1996 race ”

    You or the person you are copying are speculating, this is not fact.

    Half-Truth #1-
    “He had the gaul to not follow her administration’s pressure to fire a state trooper – who had divorced her sister.”

    This state trooper is also on record for threatening to Murder the Governor’s Father. Should cops that threaten to kill the family of elected officials not be fired?

    I agree to a point-
    ““cancer” to the state of Alaska and a “bitch”.”

    She should have stopped them instead of laughing, but don’t mistake this as her actually saying these words. I disagree that this is a reason she is a “horrible” choice.

    “We are a nation at war and in many [ways] the reasons for war are fights over energy sources, which is nonsensical when you consider that domestically we have the supplies ready to go.”

    This is awesome that she has the guts to stand up to the republicans and say that it is nonsensical to fight a war for oil. Are you saying she is bad because she ISN’T the typical NeoCon republican, I don’t understand.

    “# If you’re think Sarah Palin lacks national security experience, Cindy McCain says you’re wrong. Why? Because Alaska is close to Russia. Yes, you read that correctly, Cindy McCain actually thinks that proximity to Russia makes the governor of Alaska qualified with national security experience. I don’t even know how to react to this, but I guess they’re taking the whole “throw shit against the wall and see what sticks” approach to campaign strategy.”

    This shows that Cindy McCain says stupid things, It really has nothing to do with Palin.

  • hazon

    This is awful…this trash would be vp takes the all…I am afraid for the country…if this thing makes it to vp…resume and qualifications are out…i hear that the Jews also may be in trouble

  • paul

    I will not support a bitch. I will not supoprt Palin

  • http://www.digitallywise.com Evan

    Tell us how you really feel. ;)

  • http://sarahpal.in sarahpalin

    Its funny how much people hate sarah Palin and they try to create sarah palin scandals just to knock her. I think mccain is gonna win and i was supporting obama till last week.

  • http://www.digitallywise.com Evan

    Please explain to me how if you were at one point supporting Obama you can possibly now support McCain. I just don’t understand how Sarah Palin could have possibly made that switch for you.

  • mike

    Choosing Palin is typical of Hollywood style politics, she’s a sort of GI Jane with a sexy milfy female look. her voters will go for appearences and clichés (that’s what most of Palin’s quotes and lines are about) over intelligence and solid common sense. I hope the Democrats win this race for the sake of all, Americans and the rest of the world.

  • Karen

    Sarah Palin is an idiot. She knows nothing about running for office. She doesnt even know McCain well enough to be his vp. I cannot take four more years of war in this country, nor of job losses. We need to get the oil money makers out of the offi e and get someone there that will support the American people, especialy the middle class. Obama all the way!!!!!

  • http://strugglesofacreativemind.blogspot.com/ diamond

    I can’t get over the fact that Sarah Palin has her own reality television show. Can anyone get a tv show these days? And it’s completely clear she is taking advantage of it to get more attention so that she can have a shot at being president of the United States. The most chilling part is that what with the way everyone worships reality show stars, it’s just crazy enough to actually work. I’m not what you would call an extreme liberal or anything, but I would think anybody with half a brain on either side of the political aisle should be able to discern why we would not want a woman like Palin being the leader of the United States.