I generally make an effort to keep my politics a safe distance from my blog. Although I've cringed at the arrogance and stupidity (this word chosen only for the sake of accuracy) of my President for the last eight years, I've been proud of the diversity of a Prisoner of War, a Woman, and an African American as Presidential candidates. And absolutely I've been comforted by the anticipation of ABB (Anybody But Bush).
Whoa! My comfort zone disappeared when John McCain chose one Sarah Palin as his running mate. Some people find her refreshing, charming, cute, folksy, and she has certainly energized the snoring enthusiasm of McCain's conservative base. But qualified? Experienced? Sufficiently prepared? Articulate? Knowledgeable? Not one press conference so far, and for good reason. But if by some cruel twist of fate she is required to in some way respond off the cuff and off the stump, at least she's prepared.