Saturday, August 30, 2008

On-the-Job Training

Yeah, international terrorism may be a great threat but John McCain's advisers are, literally, banking on McCain being alive for at least four years so that he can teach Sarah Palin about those complicated things like national security:

Mr. McCain’s advisers said Friday that Mr. McCain was well aware that Ms. Palin would be criticized for her lack of foreign policy experience, but that he viewed her as exceptionally talented and intelligent and that he felt she would be able to be educated quickly.

“She’s going to learn national security at the foot of the master for the next four years, and most doctors think that he’ll be around at least that long,” said Charlie Black, one of Mr. McCain’s top advisers, making light of concerns about Mr. McCain’s health, which Mr. McCain’s doctors reported as excellent in May.

Last time I checked they were telling us that Al Queda and terrorism are the worst scourges to hit the world and required an experienced commander in chief. Now they're saying anyone can do it with a couple of years of on-the-job training.

UPDATE: I see Josh Marshall made the same point with the same headline. I swear I didn't see his first, and it shows that it's an all-too-obvious point that I think many voters will see too.