2008 McCain Chooses Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as VP
posted by August 29 at 8:05 AMon
The only non-corrupt Republican left up there? McCain better hope so.
I know very little about Gov. Palin and I’m on the run in Denver this morning, packing up and dashing to the airport, so I won’t have time to read up on her. But the most obvious point is that she’s a woman and she’s young (a few years younger than Obama, and more than 20 years younger than McCain).
That probably keeps the gender and age issues squarely on the table, but doesn’t it take the experience debate off the table? A 44-year-old governor no one’s heard of doesn’t exactly scream, “Ready on day one.” (Or, more to the point, “Ready if McCain drops dead.”)
The pick does suggest, however, that Republicans may be more worried about carrying Alaska this year than they’ve let on.