When next year’s Oscars roll around, I suggest an unconventional choice for best actor: John McCain. Appearing on one of the Sunday morning talk shows, McCain actually managed to say — with a straight face — that the primary reason he picked Sarah Palin as his running mate in 2008 was because she was so well qualified for the job.
Sarah Palin’s qualifications were the overriding reason Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) selected the former Alaska governor as his 2008 presidential running mate, he said Sunday.
Speaking about presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney selecting of a vice presidential running mate, McCain said on ABC’s “This Week” that the “primary, absolute, most important aspect is if something happened to him, would that person be well qualified to take that place?”
“I happen to believe that was the … primary factor on my decision in 2008,” McCain said, “and I know it will be Mitt’s.”
Funny, his advisers at the time tell a very different story, that they picked Palin as a hail Mary pass to try to change the dynamic of the race, which ended up backfiring on them in a big way when the country realized that Palin wasn’t qualified to take a tour of the White House, much less have an office there.