Views from Alaska
by rfahey22, Fri Aug 29, 2008 at 08:28:08 PM EDT
It seems that not all Republicans in Alaska approve of the McCain-Palin ticket.
The reaction wasn't so rosy elsewhere. State Senate President Lyda Green said she thought it was a joke when someone called her at 6 a.m. to tell her the news.
"She's not prepared to be governor. How can she be prepared to be vice president or president? said Green, a Republican from Palin's hometown of Wasilla. "Look at what she's done to this state. What would she do to the nation?"
House Speaker John Harris, a Republican from Valdez, was also astonished at the news. He didn't want to get into the issue of her qualifications.
"She's old enough," Harris said. "She's a U.S. citizen."
To be fair, in the article a former Republican opponent does offer praise and suggests that she should not be underestimated. However, these reactions from her own colleagues are somewhat shocking and underscore various criticisms of the pick that have been discussed today.