From the expert, Bolton speaketh: (from WND hat tip Jon)
"I don't understand why the Obama campaign would want to make that an issue, which to me just calls attention to his own lack of experience in foreign policy," Bolton told WND at the Republican National Convention.
Shortly after Sen. John McCain announced Palin as his running mate Friday, the Obama campaign pounced on the issue, charging the presumptive Republican nominee had "put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency."
The Nation's Robert Dreyfuss wrote yesterday "it's been hilarious this week watching Republican spokesmen trying to put a positive spin on Palin's utter lack of foreign policy experience."
What's hilarious and pathetic is how afraid the left is of this powerhouse of a woman.
"You know Alexander Hamilton wrote in the Federalist Papers that what is critical to the success of our system of government is what he called energy in the executive," Bolton said. "And she has been energetic on a range of issues, particularly on issues involving energy, energy security."
Energy security may be thought of as a domestic issue when American's fill up their gas tanks, Bolton said, but it also should be regarded as a national security issue.
"No ticket ever has every quality in both candidates that it wants," Bolton said. "And the main thing is who's going to be president on January the 20th, because I don't think we can afford having somebody who's not ready from day one."
Bolton also argued that if the Republican ticket wins, Palin will have an opportunity in the administration to increase her knowledge and involvement in foreign affairs.
"I think you put your strength at the number one position and groom your successor in the number two position," Bolton said. "You don't do it the other way around."
Read Mark Steyn's The Hostest with the Moosest
Palin - a sudden case of 'family values'?
Conservative analyst Bob Knight says the media are currently in a feeding frenzy, trying to assert that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is unfit to be vice president because her teenage daughter is pregnant. And pro-family leader Wendy Wright says the way liberal media is reporting the story exposes a "rank hypocrisy."
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