Rod Lurie, creator of ABC’s 2005 television series, “Commander in Chief,” attended the Democratic National Convention and cheered for his candidate of choice, Barack Obama.
The producer then gave his assessment of John McCain’s pick for vice president.
“People who understand politics know anything is possible,” Lurie told the Hollywood Reporter.
“Picking a woman is an absolute strategic idea from McCain’s point of view. He’s not talking about governing right now. The idea of this woman [Palin] actually facing down Putin and negotiating with Medvedev is idiotic,” he added.
In the pilot for Lurie’s cancelled TV show, an experienced GOP presidential candidate chose a young unknown woman to be his running mate.
“It’s unbelievable isn’t it?” Lurie asked. “I think that Geena [Davis] and I need to be paid royalties by the Republicans.”
After Davis’ character succeeded to the White House, she was criticized for lack of experience. But the TV prez proved her detractors wrong.
The dismissal of Palin’s experience by the Dems and many in the mainstream media is unseemly, especially in the light of Obama’s thin resume and the media’s lack of perusal.
Palin definitely has defenders such as America’s mayor Rudy Giuliani, who while appearing on “Face the Nation” praised the former two term mayor, conservation commission chair and current governor of Alaska, and pointed out that when talking about the readiness issue, Obama is the one who has “never run a city, he’s never run a state, he’s never run a business, he’s never administered a payroll, he’s never led people in crisis.”
Giuliani also noted that Obama “had to put all that emphasis on somebody [Biden] helping him because he’s never had a record of executive experience.”