Read the following editorial from the New York Times:
Where is it written that only senators are qualified to become President?…Or where is it written that mere representatives aren’t qualified …Where is it written that governors and mayors, …, are too local, too provincial?…Presidential candidates have always chosen their running mates for reasons of practical demography, not idealized democracy…. What a splendid system, we say to ourselves, that takes little-known men, tests them in high office and permits them to grow into statesmen. . . . Why shouldn’t a little-known woman have the same opportunity to grow?. . . .the indispensable credential for a Woman Who is the same as for a Man Who – one who helps the ticket.
As you may have guessed, this editorial was not written in the last few days about Sarah Palin, but 24 years ago about little known Geraldine Ferraro. I am sure the Old Gray Lady would like to recant.
George Marlin at the Catholic Thing, the source of this wonderful quote, echoes my point from yesterday writing “There is, however, one big difference: Palin is pro-life while Ferraro was pro-choice.”
The liberal democrats and their cohorts in the media were scared of Sarah Palin already, that is why they have unleashed the scorched earth campaign, but now they must be absolutely beside themselves. She was absolutely devastating last night.
A pro-life political avalanche began tonight. You think the last four days were bad? Wait until McCain declines a second term and Sarah Palin is the Republican standard bearer in 2012. You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
Another big CMR Hat Tip to Kendall Harmon.