The other night during his acceptance speech, Barack Obama took on John McCain’s chief attack on him straight-on: that he (Obama) does not have the experience or judgment to be president, or, as Americans prefer to refer to their president, Commander-In-Chief. (What’s with that, anyway?) To whit:
John McCain has voted with George Bush 90 percent of the time.
Senator McCain likes to talk about judgment, but, really, what does it say about your judgment when you think George Bush has been right more than 90 percent of the time?
It’s interesting to see how John McCain chose to demonstrate this impressive judgment of his when his first chance arose after Obama uttered this challenge – he chooses for his vice-presidential nominee a person who has been governor of a rural state for less than two years. As the official sidekick of a 72-year old candidate that has had four bouts with cancer, Palin stands a very, very good chance of actually being president in the next four years, and John McCain chose her. By the only standard we can use to produce a positive “judgment measurement” for John McCain, age, she has less “judgment” than Obama, being three years younger. Hell, she’s even younger than McCain’s bankroll wife!