I’m very disappointed that John McCain would put someone as inexperienced and lacking in foreign policy and national security background as Sarah Palin a heartbeat away from the presidency.

UPDATE: During lunch, I saw Palin’s speech. She looks great on the stump and speaks very well. Her husband, it turns out, is a member of the Steelworkers Union, and looks like he was sent by central casting.

Palin praised Geraldine Ferraro and Hillary Clinton for blazing the trail. She agreed that Hillary had put 18,000,000 cracks in the glass ceiling. She then added, “it turns out women aren’t finished yet.”

Sadly, but not surprisingly, identity politics has run amok in this country. In my view, Palin wouldn’t have been seriously considered for vice president but for her gender. But at least she appears to be a very substantial person with real potential for high office.

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