‘Choice was cynical and irresponsible’

‘Choice was cynical and irresponsible’

For a clearly biased letter-writer to assert (Sept. 12) that “[t]he difference in this election between the inexperienced Palin and the even more inexperienced Obama is that Palin is not running for president” is disingenuous at best as well as an outright misrepresentation of the facts. To compare the education, intellect, and achievements of Palin to Obama and to assert that she has more experience is laughable. Her experience and background are paper-thin. Her knowledge of the global arena is nonexistent.

As the primary role of the vice president is to assume the presidency in certain situations, the Palin choice was both cynical and irresponsible, especially for a 72-year-old man with a history of recurring melanoma. This shoot-from-the-hip decision-making by McCain demonstrates the concern of conservative Mississippi Republican Sen. Thad Cochran in the Boston Globe on Jan. 27.

“The thought of his being president sends a cold chill down my spine,” Cochran said about McCain by phone. “He is erratic. He is hotheaded. He loses his temper and he worries me.”