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?
The Democrats nominating Barrack Obama was the epitome of tokenism. Ferraro was right. If he wasn’t black he wouldn’t have made it out of Iowa.
Ouch, that hurts! LALLALALALALALALA! IM NOT LISTENING TO HER QUALIFICATIONS! LALALALALALA!
Wow! He’s sexist! LOL!
This tactic is going to backfire on them horribly. Sarah Palin is NOT going to like this...
Heard on another thread that on some news show, one TV-face said Obama was more experienced than Palin.
The other TV-face, said, “at what?”
(No racial connotation intended.)
Obama was not picked. - He was elected.
Palin was picked.
Thank the humorless liberals for clearing things up. I miss the LA Times editorial recommendations for tipping me which way to vote on things..............
That is part of the genius of the Palin pick, they knew she would be attacked for inexperience and each time it was raised the ball would go right back to bambi, who has even less experience and he is the top of the ticket. The moonbats cannot attack Palin without attacking their own candidate at the same time.
Conason takes it in the butt. Nothing more than some screaming queen having a snit fit.
Palin'sO'Bama's résumé is limited, to put it politely, she possesses the only two qualities that McCain MSM now seems to consider essential: She is a rightleft-wing religious ideologue with female gender black racial characteristics.
The same people were singing a far different tune about Geraldine Ferraro.
Joe Conason is the epitome of a political hack.
AWESOME! They’re completely disintegrating.
Having served as a senator from Illinois for less than four years, rarely showing up for work during that time--and as a state legislator before that--his qualifications for national office are minimal (especially for the #1 office, not the #2). Obama is the epitome of tokenism.
There, fixed it.
I love it. Did you hear the noise earlier today when the news came out that Palin would be McCain's running mate, yep....the was all the Dems / Liberals heads exploding.
I am so happy that McCain has chosen Palin as his running mate. A great day for Republicans / Conservatives, IMHO
These people are so blind it is amazing. Keep it up! The American public isn't as stupid as you seem to think.
Even the rats knew better. They chose Hillary, but their bosses saw things otherwise.
I do love it! This is the most fun I've had since Rush auctioned off the letter on Ebay.
Democrat hacks hate her. Can’t get a better endorsement.
147 days in the US Senate and a state senator before that. But this candidate wont be a heart beat away from the presidency. No experience whatsoever.
The rats are really squirming.
“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.”
Oh, it pales in comparison to the Dems. plucking an obscure state senator from Illinois and sticking him on national television as their keynote speaker at the 2004 convention. Purely trying build a name for an unknown black politician of no accomplishment.
Still of no accomplishment.
Palin has many commendable accomplishments which she earned on her own.
I thought this skeevey gank had long since died from AIDS or some other puke venereal disorder. Surprised he’s still wasting air.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
And Barry's Hussein's qualifications are...?
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