Who is Sarah Palin and what does she stand for?
This morning the news broke that John McCain has picked Sarah Palin as his running mate. The 44-year old Governor of Alaska is not a well know public figure - so America needs to learn what her qualifications are to be Vice President - the person to step into the role of President of the United States of America should anything happen to the 72-year old Republican Presidential nominee.
My first reaction was this was a ploy to get the Hillary Clinton supporters - a move to get the female vote. But researching online it became clear that Sarah Palin is a Christian Conservative who does not support a woman's right to choose and blongs to Feminists for Life, and that in itself must alienate most of the Clinton supporters. She also supported Alaska's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
Her relative inexperience in International Politics is another important consideration that the Republicans need to address since this is one of the most relevant considerations for the position.