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Stanley Who?

By on 9.2.08 | 10:19AM

Nobody cuts to the chase quite like Heather Mac Donald. If he needed a white woman, why the heck didn't McCain pick her?

Thanks a lot, John McCain. With his selection of an unknown, two-year female governor as his running mate, he has just ensured that the diversity racket will be an essential component of presidential politics forever more. Had the 44-year-old Sarah Palin, whose greatest political accomplishment before being elected Alaska's governor in 2006 was serving as mayor of Wasilla (population 9,780), been named Stanley, she would have had exactly zero chance of ending up in the Oval Office in the next four years. But from now on, any presidential ticket that consists solely of white males-no matter their qualifications-will likely be dead in the water.

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