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Sometimes I snap at someone for their criticism of a particular politician.  Typically, they assume I am doing so because I support that politician.  But in reality, I am using just sick of the implication that somehow other politicians would have been much better.  I absolutely agree with Don Boudreaux's comment:

Fareed Zakaria (author of a truly fine book and columnist for the Washington Post) rightly argues that Sarah Palin is unqualified to be president of the United States (and, hence, by extension, unqualified to be V-P). Mr. Zakaria is correct that Gov. Palin's recent answer to a question about the economy "is nonsense - a vapid emptying out of every catchphrase about economics that came into her head." He's correct also that she's unfit to be entrusted with the power of the modern presidency.

But Mr. Zakaria is incorrect to suppose that these traits separate Gov. Palin from other candidates for high political office. Calls by Senators McCain and Obama for cracking down on "speculators" are full of classic and wrongheaded catchphrases, as is Sen. Obama's vocal skepticism about free trade. Gov. Palin is merely less skilled in passing off inanities and claptrap as profundities.

Posted on September 29, 2008 at 09:49 AM | Permalink


Palin is over 35 and a Citizen of the US that makes here qualified to be President of the US and by extension the Vice President.

It's up to the voters to determine if she has the correct level of experiences to become VP. Although it's the top of the ticket that is what really matters. Only once in my life time has a VP ever became President because of death (Johnson for Kennedy) and once because of resignation and the VP (Ford) at the time wasn't elected to the VP slot.

Posted by: Will H. | Sep 30, 2008 8:23:24 AM

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