Day: October 28, 2009

No Surprise! Sarah Palin Not Qualified To Be President!

A new CNN poll shows that 71 percent of those asked believe Sarah Palin is not qualified to be President! This is no surprise!

Only 42 percent see her in a positive light, and her ratings in this poll are similar to the view of Vice President Dan Quayle, who served under the first President Bush from 1989-1993, but was always feared and ridiculed as a possible successor to the Presidency.

Sarah Palin is getting involved in the New York 23rd Congressional District race on the side of the Conservative candidate over the Republican nominee, and this is bound to reverberate on her unfavorably in the future.

It will certainly be interesting to see what she has to say in her memoir, already a best seller before publication on November 17. It might give hints as to her future plans, but it is clear that a vast majority of Americans, while maybe finding her to be an interesting personality, do not want her to be President of the United States!

A Wonderful Gesture: Congressional Gold Medal For Senator Edward Brooke

Former Massachusetts Republican Senator Edward Brooke, the first African American senator elected by popular vote, and serving from 1967-1979 in the upper chamber, was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal on the occasion of his 90th birthday today.

The ceremony took place in Statuary Hall in the US Capitol, and President Obama presided over the honor being bestowed. The fact that Brooke was highly respected by public figures on the left and on the right, and that he placed himself in the moderate center in his years in the Senate, makes this honor particularly appropriate at a time when his party is far from moderate.

Brooke alluded to this by saying that working together across party lines was essential, but which unfortunately is not occurring during the Obama Presidency.

If we had more people like Edward Brooke in the Senate now, it would be a better institution!