Well – an unknown that’s for sure.
Was it a bold move for John McCain to pick Sarah Palin? I’m not that sure. Is it that he feels – because she is a woman; she can bring across enough female voters from the Hillary camp to get him elected? I’m not sure. Is it that she is a full member of the NRA that he feels she can bring across the voters who supported Hillary Clinton re: guns? I’m not sure.
But who is she? Well, she is young, 44. She is a governor. She is a national unknown and she doesn’t have any national experience. She doesn’t have any economic experience, well not national, anyway. How long has she been in office?
Ms Palin lacks foreign policy experience and while being a Washington outsider can be an asset for the McCain ticket, it also means she has not been tested on the national stage, our correspondent says.
Her electoral chances may be harmed by the fact that she was placed under investigation in Alaska by state lawmakers at the end of July.
She sacked a public safety commissioner and the allegation is that she sacked him because he had not fired a state trooper who is Ms Palin’s former brother-in-law, and who is in a custody battle with her sister.
Oh I see – under investigation? *Shakes head*
She was mayor and a council member of the small town of Wasilla and was chairman of the state Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, which regulates Alaska’s oil and gas resources, in 2003 and 2004.
Ah! Gas and oil – now why doesn’t that come as any surprise?
Palin made her name in part by backing tough ethical standards for politicians. During the first legislative session after her election, her administration passed a state ethics law overhaul.
Didn’t Obama do that in WASHINGTON and McCain voted against it? Oh.
You can read CNN’s report here.