- Her understanding of "energy issues." (rather vague and ambiguous but I'll give "my friend" the benefit of the doubt on that one)
- Her understanding that Russia is right next to Alaska. (I should hope she understands that. Also I would hope that most other state governors have a basic enough grasp of geography to fully "understand" that).
I have reservations about Palin as a VP pick but they have nothing to do with:
- She's a woman.
- She's a mother.
- Her husband had a DUI arrest 20 years ago (Teddy Kennedy was guilty of vehicular manslaughter over 40 years ago and he got a tribute video done for him for his party's convention!)
- Her daughter is going to be a teenage mom.
- Lack of experience
All this focus and negative press being given to her private life, her family, her husband's past may very well help her become our first female Vice President. Focusing on her private life rather than her lack of experience will disenfranchise many who are still sitting on the fence about her. If enough focus is put on her private life with little or no attention being paid to her professional life... people might start asking-- "Are they focusing so much on her private life so much because they don't have anything legitimate to criticize regarding her career? Maybe she is actually qualified to do the job after all..."
People are sick of the negative campaigning... Sick of McCain's personal attacks on Obama and even though Obama is personally taking the high road there are others on the left (Moveon.org and that ilk) who aren't and their focus on her private life despite their candidate's personal stance that Palin's private life is "off-limits" could very well disenfranchise enough possible supporters of Obama to get McCain and Palin elected.
The next few weeks will be quite interesting.