Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Thusfar the news of the thusfar lackluster Republican convention is being generated by the media re Gustav and Sara Palin, rather than the spotlighted speakers. Well! Gustav has come and gone, but I'm still trying to learn who Sara Palin is.
I think the media would be questioning a lack of urban, national and international experience in any candidate, male or female. I wonder whether governing the Alaskan state, w. its particular geography and priorities, can translate into the comprehension of the complexities and problems of densely populated metropolitan urban areas. Much as I applaud McCain's choice of an intelligent woman whom he sees as a Republican "maverick", and a social conservative, I'm still wondering about his choice, though through my eyes, its better than either Lieberman or Romney. I also wonder about the kind of person, male or female, who would put a 17 yr. old daughter and an infant son who will require lifelong care, through such agonizing scrutiny for what essentially is a better job. Does being Vice President trump being a state governor? Would she have the same kind of clout w. McCain that Cheney has w. Bush? Is she a leader, or would she and Cindy become a twosome in hostessing events, spearheading domestic projects, et al? Lets hear more of her views re health care, re our economy and our aging infrastructure, re foreign policy. At least the media isn't commenting on her hair-do, clothing, etc. Hoorah!

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