One would hope that a candidate running for vice president on either ticket would have some knowledge of American history and American symbols.
Palin must have spent too much time cheerleading and praying with her Fellowship of Christian Athletes when in high school. I'm not sure what she did in college, but she neglected those boring history classes, for sure.
Daily Kos tells us that in a Eagle Forum 2006 policy questionnaire, Palin reveals the paucity of her knowledge.
The question was: "Are you offended by the phrase 'UnderGod' in the Pledge of Allegiance? Why of why not?"
Palin's answer: "Not on your life. If it was good enough for the founding fathers, it's good enough for me and I'll fight in defense of our Pledge of Allegiance."
So, she doesn't know that the Pledge wasn't written until 1892. So she doesn't know that the Pledge was not made the official Pledge of the United States until 1942. So she doesn't know that the phrase, "Under God," was not added to the Pledge until 1954 as a right-wing attempt to use God to fend off the godless commies.
This is the candidate that McCain thinks knows enough to step into the shoes of the President of the United States on Day 1!
Again, it's not so much about Palin. She's pretty much a cipher with extremist Christian credentials. But all of this certainly says that McCain's simply incapable of making the right decisions when it comes to ensuring the well-being and safety of the people of the United States!