John McCain had one chance to become the President of the United States. In 2008 he was still a popular leader in the Republican Party. But he made one critical mistake; he allowed those in his inner circle to convince him to choose a vice-president who was not only unqualified, but also annoying. Sarah Palin was not simply a poor choice, she was, and is, a joke. Now she says that she is interested in 2016.
The American voter is guilty of electing unqualified Congressmen all too often. In 2000 they made their biggest mistake of all time and elected a man who failed at every previous business venture he attempted, and demonstrated that same lack of ability for eight long years while living in the White House. Even the slimmest possibility that another individual who failed her IQ test could become the leader of the free world is frightening.
The embarrassment she caused the nation during her 2008 campaign failed to sway ‘Caribou Barbie’ from remaining in the public eye; she is far too opportunistic.
Not only does Sarah Palin lack qualifications for public office, she also lacks ‘class.’ The near riot she and her family caused last year on her husband Todd’s birthday gave America insight into what the family is like in private, and how flawed she was as a parent. Her children acted like uneducated rednecks, and prove that the ‘apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.’
Her latest effort to add to a long list of ignorant and humiliating acts certainly lacks presidential stature.
On Friday a picture was posted on Facebook. It depicted Sarah Palin standing between two men. The three of them were holding a sign which had the words ‘Fuc_ You Michael Moore.’ The letters ‘o’ in Moore were meant to be the crosshairs in a rifle scope. They were obviously protesting Moore’s comments about the movie American Sniper.
If Sarah Palin were ever elected to office, (God forbid), she would be required to take an oath to protect the Constitution. Contained in that cherished document is a provision which guarantees the right of free speech. Voltaire’s most famous quote defines the American attitude regarding free speech: “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.”
Palin, like other wannabes, continues to speak of ‘freedom’ and ‘the American people,’ but none of them believe the words they speak. They are simply taking advantage of their position in the public eye to become wealthy and maintain a lifestyle they do not want most Americans to have.
Palin claims that she still has the ‘need to serve.’ She should stay away from politics; if she needs to ‘serve,’ she should accomplish it by performing a job for which she is qualified; serving hamburgers at McDonald’s.
When President Obama began his first term, it was obvious that extremists on the right were angry, and actually displayed hatred for our country’s leader. I believed it was because he was a black man, knowing all too well that racism is alive and well in our nation. As time passed, I realized it was because he was intelligent, and they couldn’t compete with him.
America needs qualified and brilliant leaders. We do not need the Bush’s, Boehner’s, Perry’s, Huckabee’s, or McConnell’s of the world in political office. And we must definitely reject jesters such as Sarah Palin whether you are Democrat, Republican, or Independent. Our country deserves intelligent leaders.
Commentary by James Turnage