Dayton, Ohio. August 29, 2008. You got to hand it to the GOP: Another historic second from the Republican Party. Only 24 years after the Democrats nominated Geraldine Ferraro for Vice President, and after seeing what Hillary Clinton means to people who believe in equal pay for equal work, reproductive rights, blue collar and green collar workers, and education, the Republicans have nominated Sarah Palin, who doesn’t “believe” in equal pay for equal work, reproductive rights, education, or even “science” for Vice President and, as the Republicans put it, “Vice Commander in Chief.”
But she entered a beauty contest. Who did he consult? Hugh Hefner, Bob Guccione, and Larry Flynt?
And at 44 she is one of the youngest candidates for vice President ever. And at 72 John McCain is one of the oldest. Is there an age problem? Let’s think about this. She’s 44. He’s 72. 44 plus 72 is 116, 116 divided by two is 58. The average age on the Republican ticket is 58. There’s no age problem.
A few weeks ago McCain criticized Obama’s popularity, comparing him to Paris Hilton and Brittney Spears. Then Rick and Cathy Hilton – Paris’ parents – criticized him, and Paris herself weighed in on Energy Policy. Paris is no Al Gore, but I wish she was a friend of mine. McCain actually nominated a beauty pagent contestant for Vice President. Have they been watching “Legally Blonde”?
The Democrats say Palin has no international experience. But she’s from Alaska. That’s practically a foreign country. I don’t know what they’re talking about.
Questions for Sarah Palin
- Are you related to Michael Palin, of Monty Python’s Flying Circus?
- As a former Beauty Queen – Did you win the “Constitutional Law Competition,” the “Bathing Suit Competition,” or the “Talent Competition”?
- As the Governor of an Oil Producing State, have you ever wanted to join OPEC?
- As the Governor of an Oil Producing State, how do you feel about Solar Energy and Wind Power?
- Did Condi Rice threaten to “Scratch Your Eyes Out” because she wasn’t picked? And if so, what are you prepared to do about it?