I am married to a foreign citizen, and my child is a foreign citizen. Also, I live closer to Russia than 99.99% of Americans. (I heard that qualified someone else to be the vice-presidential nominee.)
Coincidentally, I ALSO have a bachelor's degree in journalism, just like Ms. Palin! Mine's an honours degree, though. I think that might give me an edge.
I'm pretty white, but I live in a part of the world with eleven official languages. Also, I have gay friends, just like Ms. Palin.
I was against the "bridge to nowhere", too.
I know a LOT about drilling in the Arctic, too.
I have over FIVE YEARS of experience in government at the level equivalent to the state level. That's about three times as much as Ms. Palin has.
I first served in my state legislature 22 years ago. OK, so I was eight and I was serving as an honorary page, but still, if we can say that someone "first ran for office in 1992" and it was the town council, I think this should count.
I wrote to Senator Snowe when I was in my early teens to ask what it was like to be a woman in politics. (She actually wrote back, and she sent me a glossy autographed photo.) My interest in higher office was clear at a young age.
I get sick sometimes. So do my family members. I UNDERSTAND. I don't really need a platform, do I?
I am a U.S. citizen. It says so on my passport.
I have one child, so I CHOSE to have him. Remember that, everyone. In case you forget, I'm going to repeat it a few times, though. Speaking of choices, I am really proud when other people make choices that are the only ones I think they should be allowed to have in the first place.
I don't know ANY lobbyists, so clearly none of them are buying me off. I can't even get anyone to buy me lunch. And I'm definitely not from Washington.
Now, questioning my qualifications is demeaning to women. Put me on the ticket right now. And if you don't vote for me, it's because you're sexist. Actually, as I reread this, it appears that I am actually MORE qualified for the job than Ms. Palin is.
I have been waiting to elect John McCain president for eight years. This was not how I wanted it to be.
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Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Posted by Megan at 5:38 PM