John McCain: Sarah Palin "Best Qualified" to be Vice President

| by Michael Allen

Former Republican presidential nominee John McCain told Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday that no one was more qualified than former half-term Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to be vice president in 2008 (video below), even though she lacked knowledge in basic foreign policy and geography.

Sen. McCain was responding HBO’s movie “Game Change,” which implies that he only selected Gov. Palin because she was a woman: “I thought she was the best qualified person. I thought she had the ability to excite our party, and the kind of person that I wanted to see succeed in the political arena. She was a very effective and successful governor [of Alaska]. Again, I look forward and not back.”

“What I don’t understand, even in the tough world of politics, why there continues to be such assaults on a good and decent person, Sarah Palin, a fine family person, a person whose nomination energized our campaign. We were in the lead and they continue to attack and disparage her character and her person.”