"I wonder if this is the intended message of Senator McCain's VP pick?"A few Unitarian Universalist bloggers criticized me for asking this question.
However, it's interesting to view some of the campaign buttons worn by Gov. Palin's supporters:
I'm relieved to see that her selection as the Republican VP candidate was a measured and well-reasoned decision based on her public service experience as a PTA parent/community organizer and politician.
It would be a shame if her appearance was a major factor in Senator McCain's decision-making process.
The 2008 election is more important than a high school election,
However, our elections seem to resemble high school elections in terms of framing of the candidates. And because of this, the outcome is worse for our nation.
Instead of voting for the "smart" candidate, we end up voting for the more popular kid or more attractive kid.
This is how we ended up with the "class clown" president instead of the Nobel Peace Prize winner president in the White House.
And we can't afford another four years of "class clown" government.