Skip to comments.McCain's Palin pick is the epitome of tokenism
Posted on 08/29/2008 7:39:05 PM PDT by DallasBiff
It is hard to think of a more cynical and contemptuous political act this year than John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential running mate. Having served as governor of Alaska for less than two years -- and as mayor of a small town before that -- her qualifications for national office are minimal.
Palin is the epitome of tokenism, exactly what conservative Republicans have always claimed to scorn, until today, as the politics of quotas and political correctness. Even Rush Limbaugh is a feminazi now (at least until Election Day).
But if Palin's résumé is limited, to put it politely, she possesses the only two qualities that McCain now seems to consider essential: She is a right-wing religious ideologue with female gender characteristics. Suddenly that is all anyone needs to qualify as a potential commander in chief of the world's most powerful military. We probably won't hear so much from now on about "experience" and "judgment," McCain's vaunted standard for the presidency until ... today. We certainly won't hear again about the "person most prepared to take my place," the phrase he has used more than once to describe his main criterion for a running mate.
(Excerpt) Read more at salon.com ...
18 million cracks in the highest glass ceiling from the impact of Hillary’s face.
Didn’t Joe Conason fellate bill krinton for the last year or two of his reign?
“McCain’s Palin pick is the epitome of tokenism”
And the Obama nomination isn’t?
All this “sturm und drang” from the loudmouth left tells me the choice was a good one.
Nope, the d-rats's pick of zero bama was the height of tokenism.
Conason is the classic liberal hack. Whatever he says, do the opposite, and you’ll be on the right track.
LOL! Moonbats exploding on a Friday night.....don't you just love it.
Did an Obama supporter mention a thin resume?
Sarah Palin is more qualified than he is.
“18 million CRACKS in the highest glass ceiling from the impact of Hillarys face.”
I wish Hillary didn’t say that.
Ha, ha, ha! Inexperience? Look who’s talking.
They’re just jealous that Sarah Palin doesn’t have Chicago mob in her resume like their Liberal God, Messiah Osama Obama. Let them choke on it. Everyone I know is thrilled and excited and that includes RATS who loathe Osama Obama.
If picking Palin was is the epitome of tokenism, then what the heck was picking Obama? Please!!!!!
Welcome to FR.
“Having served as governor of Alaska for less than two years — and as mayor of a small town before that — her qualifications for national office are minimal.
Palin is the epitome of tokenism, exactly what conservative Republicans have always claimed to scorn,...”
If this is so...then having the JUNIOR Senator with one year of Senate experience run for the highest office of the land isnt only the epitome of tokenism cloaked as enlightenment...it is arrogance.
Conason was never able to use his kneepads on Clinton, so maybe he thinks he has a shot with Obama.
Joe Conason = Sexist!
What about Obama picking his daddy Biden?
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