Rob Caldwell, a reporter for WCHS, a local television station in Maine interviewed Senator McCain via satellite from Arlington, Virginia last Wednesday morning. In this interview, Senator McCain was repeatedly asked about Gov. Sarah Palin's qualifications for the vice presidency.
One of the questions in the interview:
Reporter's question: "What experience does she (Gov. Palin) have in the field of national security?"
Sen. McCain's answer: "Energy. She knows more about energy than probably anyone else in the United States of America."
Sen. McCain goes on to say (regarding the experience Gov. Palin has in the field of national security): "She happens to also represent a uh the governor of a state that is right next to Russia...She understands Russia"
I tried to embed the video into this blog, but I could not figure how to make it wait for you to click on "play" to watch the video and did not want it to automatically start playing every time you opened my blog. Instead I am providing the link.
CLICK HERE to watch the McCain video.
Even though the video's length is 8 minutes and 15 seconds, it is a video I believe every person considering voting for Senator McCain should watch. This interview not only demonstrates Governor Palin's lack of experience and knowledge, it demonstrates Senator McCain's poor judgement, irresponsibility, and his desire to win at all costs. If Senator McCain was honest in saying that he wants the best for this country, then how can he in good conscience choose Governor Palin as his Vice President?
I also found this interesting YouTube video - Senator McCain's thoughts (last year) regarding the qualifications of mayors and governors on national security experience:
For more on Senator McCain, check out my previous post, "the reformed maverick".