Sarah Palin is a joke and a true indication of how little respect the Bullshitter party has for our government. How could they think this woman is qualified to be president?
She is also a slap in the face to a number of better qualified women who have served the party for years. There are three other elected woman governors of that party. All three are proven leaders with years of public service and management experience. Linda Lingle (HI) (Journalist and Labor official) and Olene Smith Walker (UT) (educator… older than John McCaine, however) and M. Jodi Rell (CT) for leader in Assembly.
There are five women in the U.S. Senate who are better qualified. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) only marginally so (and so tied to Alaska politics that she would be a bigger liability than Palin). Liddy Dole (NC) and Kay Bailey Hutchinson (TX) are too old (but both meet the beauty queen test). Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe, both of Maine, are highly qualified.
There are 12 woman in the U.S. House of Representatives who have more leadership experience more education, and better understanding of national issues than Sarah Palin. Here are four examples chosen at random:
Kay Granger (TX) former Mayor of Fort Worth, six terms in the House. She serves on the Appropriations Subcommittee for Defense, and Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services.
Joann Emerson (MO), five terms in House, serves on Appropriations and Agriculture, is vice-president of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, a legislative assembly of leaders from NATO member nations which deals with defense capabilities and foreign affairs. She is also vice-chair of the subcommittee on Democratic Governance.
Mary Bono Mack (CA… yes she took over Sonny’s seat after he ran into that tree) sits on the following three subcommittees of Energy and Commerce: the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection; Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality, and the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet. Bono Mack serves as co-chair of the Congressional Salton Sea Task Force and as vice-chair of the Entertainment Task Force. Also Founder and co-chair of the Recording Arts and Sciences Caucus, and founding co-chair of the Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention Caucus and the America Supports You Caucus, which was established to rally support for men and women in the armed services and their families.
Thelma Drake (VA) Two terms in Congress, 10 years in the VA House of Delegates. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee (Subcommittee on Terrorism & Unconventional Threats and Subcommittee on Personnel) and House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee. Also serves on The House Republican Policy Committee. She is the Co-Chair of the Congressional Human Trafficking Caucus, a member of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Caucus, and a member of the Military Veterans Caucus.
All women, particularly women who belong to the Party of John MCCaine, should take this personally.