The McCain charade goes on as more and more people feel more confident in calling out Palin for what she is -- a really bad choice and an insult to Americans. That's exactly how I felt -- insulted. Here was a presidential candidate choosing someone to help him win an election as opposed to choosing someone with the credentials needed to tackle serious problems.
That sense of being hoodwinked is the reason there has been so much backlash against McCain-Palin and hiding Palin from the press has only fueled the outrage.
Omaha WH: Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska on Wednesday became the nation's most prominent Republican officeholder to publicly question whether Sarah Palin has the experience to serve as president.
"She doesn't have any foreign policy credentials," Hagel said in an interview. "You get a passport for the first time in your life last year? I mean, I don't know what you can say. You can't say anything."
Palin was elected governor of Alaska in 2006 and before that was the mayor of a small town.
Democrats have raised questions about Palin since Sen. John McCain picked her as his vice presidential running mate. Most national Republican officeholders have rallied to Palin's candidacy.
Palin has cited the proximity of Alaska to Russia as evidence of her international experience.
Hagel scoffed at that notion.
"I think they ought to be just honest about it and stop the nonsense about, 'I look out my window and I see Russia and so therefore I know something about Russia,'" he said. "That kind of thing is insulting to the American people."