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I read this commentary from my good friend Cameron and it really made me think. So much that I posted this on several of my car sites for discussion. What do you all think? It kind of makes sense to me that McCain should of went with Rice as his running mate. Most would agree that a McCain/Rice ticket would be very very hard to beat. Condoleeza is a million times more qualified than Palin. Take away sex and race, as a Republican Figure, Rice is pretty much up there. She has served her party very well...so it is kinda odd that her name was not mentioned. Also...even if Rice declined it or whatever...I still find it very hard to imagine Rice and Palin BOTH BEING ON THE SAME SHORT LIST for VP? Come on....oh well...read it and think about it!
PALIN PICK REVEALS REPUBLICAN RACISM
by Cameron Turner
read the complete column at Urban Thought Collective
John McCain wanted a woman to be his v.p. but he didn’t choose Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice even though her foreign policy expertise easily makes her the most qualified Republican woman for the job. But McCain wasn’t interested in qualifications. He was interested in image.
Sarah Palin does not have the professional necessities (to borrow Al Campanis’ infamous term) to be second-in-line to the President. But she does embody the Norman Rockwell-meets-Mayberry mythology that the GOP’s conservative, overwhelmingly white base holds dear. She’s a white woman from a small, predominately white country town who embraces good ol’ boy ways, loves to hunt, has a big family and espouses conservative Christian values (even if she’s been unable to make some of those values stick in her own home). She can even skin a dead moose! (“Field dress?” Isn’t that the term?)
The Republican base would never have chosen Condoleezza Rice because she’s an intellectual and, much more importantly, because she’s…well…you know… “African-American.”
Before they accepted a black woman who has spent the last eight years in a Republican administration and is one of the nation’s foremost experts on global affairs, those right wing base voters (the same ones who laughed at the New Yorker cover and lined up to buy boxes of “Obama Waffle” mix) would rather have an inexperienced, uninformed white woman who’s facing a state ethics investigation, has a pregnant 17-year-old daughter and thinks that being able to see Russia gives her insight into foreign policy.
I’m Cameron Turner and that’s my two cents.