VP Choices – Surprise, Surprise.

Whoever thought republican presidential nominee John McCain would select a non-political figure from the business sector like Carly Fiorina or Meg Whitman. Even though these two business executives are close to McCain, there is no way in hell he would have picked any of these women.

There has been a lot of buzz on McCain wanting to choose Joe Lieberman or Tom Ridge as his running mate, which according to the right-wing commentators would have divided the party, since they are both pro-choice. On the other side of the coin was Mitt Romney who is well liked by the conservative base, but had some uptight moments during the primary against McCain.

McCain making a bold move and surprising all the pundits, picked Alaska Governor Sarah Palin who is a relatively unknown in the republican party; but yet managed to suck all the hot air from the Democratic Convention.

Even though Sarah Palin has no foreign policy experience, she has served in the Wasilla, Alaska city council for four years, Mayor for six years and almost two years as Governor of Alaska, giving her more executive experience than McCain, Obama and Biden put together.

Having no foreign policy experience could be viewed as a problem, but being on the bottom of the republican ticket without experience is not as problematic as being on the top of the democratic ticket without experience. In the words of Hillary Clinton: “In the White House, there is no time for speeches and on the job training.”  referring to Barack Obama.

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