McCain taps Alaska Gov. Palin as vice president pick –

(CNN) — Sen. John McCain announced Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential candidate Friday, calling her “the running mate who can best help me shake up Washington.”

“She’s exactly who this country needs to help me fight the same old Washington politics of me first and country second,” the presumptive Republican nominee said at a Dayton, Ohio, rally of about 15,000 supporters, who welcomed the surprise pick of the relatively unknown politician with cheers and flags.

“She’s got the grit, integrity, good sense and fierce devotion to the common good that is exactly what we need in Washington today,” McCain said.

What she doesn’t have is a solid education or experience … if people think that Barack Obama is a lightweight, then what, pray tell, is Sarah Palin, other than a former beauty queen, with even less experience in matters of national and international concern than Barack Obama, and who is under investigation for abuse of power? Note that the dateline on that story is July 28; yes … a month ago.

In a January 208 interview with the Associated Press, John McCain said:

“Seriously, can I say, right now, we need judgment,” McCain said. “We need judgment. We live in a very, very dangerous and challenging world. I’ve been involved in every major national security issue facing this country, including having the pride of raising my hand at age 17 that I would support and defend the constitution of the United States.”

With his age and questionable health (having battled cancer on four occasions), there is a very good possibility that John McCain will not serve out his entire term … how is choosing someone this inexperienced showing good judgment?

Yet another reason why I will proudly be supporting Barack Obama in November; the man who showed the good judgment of choosing a running mate whose credentials are strong where his are weak.