I blogged yesterday about going easier on Gov Palin on the experience quotient. Though I outline lots of other reasons I think she would be a disaster as Veep.
This morning I have some pause on my or ANY argument to totally eliminate the experience quotient. I heard Richard Haas, the President of the Council on Foreign Relations tell this anecdote:
"On September 11th, while GWB was being whisked around the country and sequestered, Dick Cheney was in the Situation Room at the White House seeking private permission from the President to shoot down aircraft who entered US airspace. Can we imagine Sarah Palin making those split second decisions?"
Now Imagine Joe Biden in that same situation.
Now don't start screaming at me about what a disaster war monger Dick Cheney has been. That is related to my point. We know they made the wrong decision after 9/11 to go into Iraq. But "day of"? Different story.
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