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Friday, September 12, 2008

Just the facts

A summation of Sarah Palin’s qualifications for Vice President of the United States.

Professional qualifications:
Mayor of a town of 9,000
Governor of a state of roughly 600,000 (two years)
Has traveled to Mexico and Canada
Made a trip to Iraq, Kuwait and Germany in 2007
Met a head of state for the first time several days ago

Political qualifications:
Pro-gun, long time NRA member
Opposes abortion even in cases of rape
Supports teaching creationism in public schools
Evangelical Christian
Just your "average hockey mom"

Based purely on the facts, it’s clear the GOP enthusiasm for Sarah Palin rests far more with political orthodoxy than professional competence.

Raul Ramos y Sanchez