I was familiar with Joe Biden before he was picked as Democrats Veep. I had heard of Palin only through a frequent reader (sup Lewis). I did a bit of googling and digging and read that Palin is under investigation for firing Alaska’s Public Saftey Commissioner because he, in turn, did not fire a state trooper who was getting divorced from Palin’s sister. At the time of my search, it was the number two story connected to her–the first being her rise from dark horse to front runner.
In the spirit of doing more research, I am not going to call out Tokenism just yet–but at first glance, this appears to be a text book case of it.
This is not to say kudos to her accomplishments; however, any use of the word “experience” as an attack on Obama would be far too hypocritical.
Update: I linked the Time article on Palin. It is extremely interesting to read, and it does make the case for her. That being said, I am not convinced that she was as wonderful a pick as many on the Right think she is.