LJ 2008-09-16 08:51:00
Stuff like this inevitably winds me up.. There’s something fundamentally wrong with the American psyche when it comes to taking important things seriously..
“She says it like it is”
“I think she has strong moral values”
“She’s doing great things, supporting her church and supporting her family”
Does any of this really qualify her for anything?
In order to become president, you must be at least thirty five years old. It seems fair to say that this was a question of maturity, and experience. If accounts in the press are to be believed, Sarah Palin abuses her power in order to hold vindictive grudges against political opponents. This does not strike me as mature. Nor has her sheltered life in Alaska really prepared her with experience either.
It just seems to me that rather than being at least thirty five years old, you should be able to demonstrate the judgement and political experience of a typical thirty five year old politician. In this regard, I think she fails quite dramatically.
What bothers me is that huge chunks of the voting public of the USA don’t actually recognise this, or find it entirely irrelevant when electing a potential future president.