From the moment Sarah Palin took the stage at the 2008 Republican Convention, people asked “How could he?” We were aghast that John McCain could put America in danger of ever having Sarah Palin become the President of the United States. Now the question that we should all be asking is who else was responsible? How could anyone be so foolish as to think that she could ever be prepared to lead the country? Wasn’t it obvious to anyone doing any checking that she was not the conservative that she pretended to be? Her level of incompetence and inexperience was apparent in her job as Governor of Alaska. Yet she was still selected.
As we are aghast that Donald Trump is about to become the GOP nominee, there is a greater threat than Trump. It is that Sarah Palin could be picked as his Vice Presidential Running mate. The writing could be on the wall…or the bathroom stall. A.B. Culvahouse Jr. is a 67 year old politico who helped McCain vet Sarah Palin. Evidently the Donald thinks Mr. Culvahouse did such a fantastic job in the ’08 election that Trump has selected him to vet his potential choices for Vice President.
Culvahouse identified Palin as having “a lot of capacity.” Culvahouse has since laughed about the Palin pick. He said to McCain…”Well, what’s your bottom line?’ I said, ‘John. High risk, high reward.’ And his response, ‘You shouldn’t have told me that, I’ve been a risk-taker all of my life.'” Thus Culvahouse wasn’t focused on who would be good for America, but who might help McCain get elected.
The frightening thing is that even though Trump has already made it known that he would find a place in his cabinet for Sarah Palin, he is still the Republican front runner.
Sarah was clearly selected by Culvahouse and McCain based on her youth and appearance. We can only hope that her appearance has declined sufficiently that Trump will opt for a younger, more attractive choice?!
She is also perceived now as a much older woman. During the ’08 campaign she was perceived to be a new mother. She is now an old grandmother.
If there was ever a question about Trump’s judgment, or what type of leaders he would pick as his closest advisers, just remember that his biggest decision thus far is who he would choose to vet his Vice Presidential pick. By selecting the person who recommended Palin for the V.P. slot in ’08, we have learned all we need to know about the type of judgment Trump would exercise if elected President.