Zakaria: McCain’s VP decision is ‘fundamentally irresponsible’
From CNN.com: In a column appearing in Newsweek, world affairs expert and author Fareed Zakaria said he thinks it would be best for Republican presidential hopeful John McCain, if Gov. Sarah Palin bowed out as his vice presidential running mate.
Zakaria says McCain did not put the country first in making his V.P. choice, and he says Palin is not qualified to lead the United States. …
CNN: You don’t think she is qualified?
Zakaria: No. Gov. Palin has been given a set of talking points by campaign advisers, simple ideological mantras that she repeats and repeats as long as she can. But if forced off those rehearsed lines, what she has to say is often, quite frankly — nonsense. …
Zakaria: Look, I’m not saying that she is not a feisty, charismatic politician who has done some good things in Alaska. It is just we are talking about a person who should be ready to lead the United States at a moment’s notice. She has never spent a day thinking about any important national or international issue, and this is a hell of a time to start.
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