Thursday, September 18, 2008

Being Chuck Hagel

Below are the words of Republican Senator Chuck Hagel who speaks the truth about the Sarah Palin selection. Finally, here is a Republican senator who loves his country and honors our system over politics.

The excerpt comes from the Ohama-World Herald:

"She doesn't have any foreign policy credentials," Hagel said Wednesday in an interview. "You get a passport for the first time in your life last year? I mean, I don't know what you can say. You can't say anything."

Palin was elected governor of Alaska in 2006 and before that was the mayor of a small town.

Democrats have raised questions about Palin since Sen. John McCain picked her as his vice presidential running mate. Most national Republican officeholders have rallied to Palin's candidacy.

Palin has cited the proximity of Alaska to Russia as evidence of her international experience.

Hagel scoffed at that notion.

"I think they ought to be just honest about it and stop the nonsense about, 'I look out my window and I see Russia and so therefore I know something about Russia,'" he said. "That kind of thing is insulting to the American people."

Now here is a senator who actually puts Country First! Thank you, Senator Hagal. Your honesty and love of country is indeed honorable.

What does this say about our venerable POW? For one, his ambition for the presidency seems to have clouded his judgment. In choosing such a VP candidate, Senator McCain has not put country first!

2 comments:

- A - C - said...

So right!
Given all we know about this Palin (and I personally think it's just the tip of the iceberg), I am wondering why McCain favored her against other solid candidates I'm sure he could have found within his folks.
I suspect he did it mainly for the purpose of "stir the waters", diverting attention from the real country needs and problems to petty personal issues. After all his campaign did receive a boost in visibility, almost to the point Palin is even more talked about then McCain himself.

Your recent analysis, as I can read from your posts, is that of an unqualified, common person who is suddenly taken as symbol of a country (at least part of it) because of well crafted stereotypes given to the media (like the hockey-mum). The sad fact that it is working despite the every present reminder in news "Americans can't be so gullible" only proves the old self-contradictory adage: fishing is easier in muddy waters

judith ellis said...

Thanks, -a-c-. What concerns me is the seemingly lack of respect and honor of the American people and the country that I love most based on ideology and decisions made. It is just NOT possible that Sarah Palin is ready to lead, especially since the people did not choose her but one man did.

The decison is undboutedly a political one, as evident by Palin's words when she said something like "I know he's regretting not choosing Hillary now." How arrogant, politically naive, and demeaning. This sentiment was expressed in the Gibson interview.

In more than a few posts I have said that the focus should not be on Palin, but on the pressing issues of the American people, namely the economy. Our current collapse of financial institutions is shedding a different light on both McCain and Palin. It is quite amazing that McCain is casting himself as an outsider to the "old boys network" when he is indeed one of the boys. He's also casting himself as a populist regulator when he has been an avid proponent of deregulation.