When John McCain picked Sarah Palin as his runningmate, one of the first things everybody noticed was that after all the talk about how inexperienced Barack Obama was, McCain’s pick for Vice President—that is, his choice for President if he can’t do the job—had even less experience. It seemed an odd choice, and it undercut his campaign’s ability to bring up the experience issue.
Now David Tarrell of In The Moment points out another Obama-like aspect of McCain’s choice. One of the stickier character issues the right has been throwing at Obama is his relationship with former Weather Underground bomber William Ayers. Any association with former terrorist, no matter how tenuous, is cause for concern. Which makes it all the more interesting that Sarah Palin’s husband was involved in the anti-American Alaska Independence Party, the founder of which, Joe Vogler, was murdered when a deal to buy plastic explosives went bad.
It’s like McCain was trying to undermine his own side’s talking points.