It's not like John McCain picked a seasoned politician with any kind of record that the public has been privy to for more than a few days. Is it too much to ask that the voters know a little bit more about a candidate before making up their minds on whether or not they want to let that candidate anywhere near the White House? Was I supposed to have made my mind up by now?
"They wouldn't be doing this to Sarah Palin if she wasn't a woman."
Does the McCain Campaign really think they can throw an unknown into the mix and the press would pre-empt doing their JOB because she's a woman?
Sarah Palin is a vice-presidential candidate for a country that doesn't know her very well. As a patriotic American she will forgive the media investigations into her record if she seriously wants to be in the vicinity of the Red Button. If she is not up to the scrutiny, why the hell should any of us vote for her ticket?
Would the Media really be doing its job if it wasn't doing everything that it possibly could to ensure that the voting public makes an informed decision? She's just supposed to come riding in on a white horse, guns blazing like Calamity Jane and we are just supposed to accept this silhouetted tableau in the place of actually knowing anything about her?
We may all be Georgians, but we certainly are not all Republicans so we are not all as apt to take Republican Party dealings on faith alone as increasingly less of our fellow-American brothers and sisters are.
It seems that a lot of Republicans have already made up their minds about her based on a set of stories told by supporters of the McCain Campaign and seemingly based on a set of criteria similar to George W Bush's recruitment guide for government hiring. Call it a hunch. Does Sarah Palin need to be apologized to in advance or would she herself vote for someone based on a hunch? If so, would she then make executive decisions based solely on a hunch, facts disregarded? What would Sarah Palin do? Don't know? Someone sure as hell should.
"She's ONLY running for Vice President"
Lyndon Johnson was ONLY running for Vice President. Gerald Ford was ONLY Vice President. John McCain's age aside, ANYTHING can happen to anyone at any time and that is one of the main reasons why vice-presidential candidates are selected by the nominee for President and not the public. It is a very serious decision to make without regard to this "ONLY" nonsense.
She came out swinging like a champ. If there's substance behind the mystique, that is something the American Voting Public deserves to know for sure and not be making any guesses on.
I seem to recall Rudy Giuliani saying, "Hope isn't a strategy."
Unless it is of course Mr Giuliani. YES YOU Republi-CAN!
Should the American Public trust a campaign trying to sneak someone into the Vice President's Office under the media's radar?