Sunday, August 31, 2008

Inexperienced Vice-Presidents

The Democrats are making much of the presumed Vice-Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin's lack of foreign affairs and national defense knowledge. Perhaps they should reflect on the fact that their party's President Harry S. Truman was kept in the dark, by FDR and his Administration, as to the most important aspects of such subjects until he became President. The classic example of this was his not being previously informed of the A-bomb program and the potential of that weapon.

Perhaps, they should also reflect on the careful and ongoing training and preparation given by Republican President Ronald Regan to Vice-President George H. W. Bush, the later being also without much, if any, such prior experience. I suspect that President John McCain will wisely follow the later example.

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