Saturday, August 30, 2008

Short answer: John Edwards

Next time some TV talking head brings up Sarah Palin's lack of foreign-policy experience, can somebody please point out that the Democrats in 2004 picked John Edwards as their vice-presidential candidate?

What was Edwards' background in national security? How was Edwards -- who ran third in the Democratic presidential primaries this year -- so much more eminently qualified for the VP slot than Palin?

I mean, other than his possession of a Y chromosome and his membership in the Democratic Party, exactly why was Edwards spared this kind of sneering from the MSM? Granted, Joe Biden is an old hand at foreign policy. But certainly no one can argue that Palin is less qualified than Edwards. who had never held public office until he got elected to the Senate, and accomplished exactly nothing during his tenure there.

UPDATE: Welcome Instapundit readers. And please read this post about "Hope for Homophobia." It appears that the VPILF is a victim of what can only be called triple standards: One for men, one for women, and one for Republican women.

UPDATE II: Rasmussen:
After her debut in Dayton and a rush of media coverage, a new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that 53% now have a favorable opinion of Palin. . . .
By way of comparison, on the day he was selected as Barack Obama’s running mate, Delaware Senator Joseph Biden was viewed favorably by 43% of voters.
To borrow a phrase, "Heh."


  1. Lack of foreign policy experience...

    Alaska does not border the United States on any point. It borders Canada and RUSSIA. Now, there's Cuba down there off Florida, which is still nation non grata, but asides from Mexico and Canada we really don't have any other neighbors, and she gets to deal with the Big Bear a couple tens of miles west over the Bering.

    *Anything* to do with Alaska's borders is by DEFINITION foreign policy work...

  2. bullshit

    203 bills worked on

    intel committed
    was that domestic intel

    you fucking MORON

  3. I'm still waiting for someone to explain what foreign policy experience exists at the top of the current Democratic ticket.

  4. I have a degree in international marketing. Heck I have just as much experience as Barack Obama. Maybe Barack should have chosen MOI.

  5. strangegun is a liar. or a moron.

  6. I'm sorry, what exactly am I lying about? Do you own a map? Russia is closer to Alaska than NYC is to Philly.

    We BOUGHT the whole damn STATE from Tsar Alexander II...

    Don't let being wrapped up in polemics make you an idiot, it's pathetic.

  7. Q: Why didn't Barack Obama do a stint as a governor like Sarah Palin did?

    A: Because governors can't vote "present".

  8. marketing is not what presidents do

    for edification of you liars /and or morons

  9. Nick,

    You aren't making any sense. Perhaps if you formulated a complete thought...


    Is nick a local troll? I'm new here, I can't tell. :) (you don't have to allow this comment if you don't want to, I feel better already)

  10. i dont expect a Moron like you to understand what "foreign policy" means, (yes resolved you are not liar just a moron)

  11. Oh, dear Nick,

    Maybe you should, once old enough, sit back and have a beer and ponder these posts a little bit before you hit the "Publish" button.

    Of course I could be mistaken and you're already old enough to buy alcohol, but then that would be just as shameful since you apparently wasted all those semesters of English classes. You seem to have the grammatical grasp of a young student, and you're still having issues drawing your points together.

    It's disappointing, really.

  12. 1 you are still an idiot
    2 you didnt answer the query (for those stupid cons a query is a question, interrogitive)
    3 you provided no proof of any your factual statements.
    3 FP is not what palin did

    DWD to get DUI is what she did

    you assholes can defend Drunk driving all you want