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Sarah Palin: Is she ready to lead?

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At the end of so many John McCain commercials the narrator asks of Barack Obama, "Is he ready to lead?"

Tables are turning now that McCain has selected Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to be his running mate. The very popular Governor from Alaska (approval ratings at 80 percent) has served in this capacity for less than two years.

Politico reports this morning that if the McCain/Palin ticket is successful, she would be the least-experienced person to fill the job in 100 years.

With the vice president being one heartbeat away from the presidency, people are asking, "is she ready to lead?

New poll

In a USA Today/Gallup poll taken Friday, 39 percent say she's qualified to be president while 33 percent say she is not. Significant?

"That's the lowest vote of confidence in a running mate since the elder George Bush chose then-Indiana senator Dan Quayle to join his ticket in 1988," writes USA Today's Susan Page. "In comparison, Delaware Sen. Joe Biden was seen as qualified by 57%-18% after Democrat Barack Obama chose him as a running mate last week."

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