I have a strong case of SPS. Sarah Palin syndrome.
The main side effect is an immediate –and borderline irrational —anger when she's attacked. I'm not sure why its happening exactly, but as a long time fan (since like February) I am getting very annoyed by the coverage of her.
Most of the attacks are just stupid. “She's formerly the mayor of a town of 9,000.” —- Well, Barack Obama was formerly an infant. Who cares? She's currently running a state. A state that happens to supply a lot of our energy. She's more knowledgeable on oil and energy than 125,000 Obama/Biden tickets. And I love how we're supposed to believe that running a state of 600,000 people is nothing, but being 1 of 2 votes in a 100 vote senate, from a state with 700,000 people is impressive.
“She's the most inexperienced vp ever.” Well, Obama is the least experienced presidential candidate ever. She's been a governor for 2 years, he's been senator for 4 years. I suppose we're supposed to believe that its those 2 extra years is what makes you fully qualified? Besides, almost all of those extra 2 years Obama was running for president, not being a senator. Plus, she has executive experience, he has none. And–she's actually run a business.
Does she have big foreign policy chops? Other than some foreign trade experience, no. But neither does Obama. It's amazing to me how you can complain about Palin being a heartbeat away from the presidency, when Obama would be ZERO heartbeats away from the presidency.
Finally—the media is pissing me off. They continually paint Palin as this giant “surprise pick” and a “political unknown.” This is complete nonsense. Sarah Palin has been mentioned as one of McCain's possibilities for VP for MONTHS. They ALL knew about her. Yes, she was seen as more of a darkhorse, but there was a list of about 10 people, and she was on it every time. The media is just annoyed McCain didn't tip his hand enough.
Think about it. Palin is a governor of a state. There's only 50 of them. How many are republicans? 22 I think? How many of them are attractive (respectful way of saying hot) females with 80% approval ratings. ONE. Doesn't sound like a huge surprise or a political unknown to me—YOU BASTARDS!!!! (sorry, my SPS is kicking in again.)