...Democrats point out McCain met Palin just once before deciding to appoint her. He is 72 and a cancer survivor, and the cliché about vice-presidents being a heartbeat away from the presidency remains as true as ever.
The Vice President becomes the new President of the US upon the death, resignation, or removal of the president and serves out the remainder of that presidential term.
Paul Begala, the architect of Bill Clinton’s victory in 1992, said: “It’s irresponsible.
“McCain is 72 years old and has had cancer four times and he wants to put a woman he met once a heartbeat away from the presidency.
“Eight of our 43 presidents have died in office.”
The Dem-MSM meme of the week, of course, is that they're all aghast at Palin's "lack of experience" which allegedly disqualifies her as a candidate for Veep. They are horrified that someone with so little "experience" could be elevated to the office of President were McCain to be elected and somehow die in office.
To state the obvious--if you buy this amazing snippet of illogic, you'd have to figure that the Democrats are even WORSE than the Republicans. While the Repubs are offering as Veep a candidate with "no experience" (except of course nearly 2 decades as a public servant at the local and state levels of course), the Dems are offering a candidate with "no experience" as their PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE. In other words, while Palin could be elevated to the Presidency under extraordinary circumstances, the almost entirely inexperienced Barack Hussein Obama is actually RUNNING FOR THE PRESIDENCY ITSELF.
Like most professional Dems and pundits, Begala is so full of his brilliance that he fails to notice that his actual stupidity is on full display here. Or at least I'd like to think so. In point of fact, it might be even worse. Dem party hacks like Begala also are predisposed to sneer and condescend whenever a discussion involves someone who lives more than a few miles inland from either coast or more than 20 miles outside of Chicago or Detroit. Problem for them is that now, most of the denizens of flyover country are figuring this out. And voting for Sarah Palin via the McCain-Palin ticket is the way they're going to send a message in November.