McCain on Letterman says Sarah Palin is ready to lead America through the next 9/11

Putting aside the utter lie that Sarah Palin is ready to lead America through another 9/11, note what McCain says about Palin. He didn’t know her well when he picked her to be his VP. He knew her reputation. Her reputation? What does he think this is, a blind date?

Asked by Mr. Letterman whether Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska was his “first choice” for vice president, Mr. McCain said “absolutely.” He added: “I didn’t know her well at all. I knew her reputation.”

Mr. Letterman pressed Mr. McCain on Ms. Palin’s preparation for the office of president, and asked whether she was “the woman to lead us through the next 9/11 attack.”

“Absolutely” she is, Mr. McCain said. “She has inspired Americans. That’s the thing we need.”

Actually, no. The next 9/11 we need a commander in chief who’s smarter and tougher than dirt. Not some idiot winking at us, inspiringly, as people die and our economic crashes. Is he joking? Look at him. Look at how he looked last night. Tell me with a straight face that there is zero chance that Sarah Palin will have to take over for him. This is deadly serious, people. And it’s not a joke, or some political game. Our country is screwed if Sarah Palin becomes president because John McCain, at 72 years of age and after 4 bouts of cancer, has to step down or, God forbid, dies in office. This isn’t some joke. We’ve witnessed what happens when disaster strikes and you have an idiot running the nation. No más.

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