Rosanne Cash Wants to Replace Sarah Palin
The choice of Sarah Palin as the Republicans' vice presidential candidate has evoked political aspirations in Rosanne Cash ... at least sarcastically. In an open letter to The Nation, Cash writes that she would like to replace Palin on the GOP ticket.
"I feel confident that John McCain will see that the very attributes he desired in his VP choice can be met, and even exceeded in some areas, by me," she writes.
The eldest daughter of Johnny Cash and a Grammy-winning singer/songwriter herself, Cash goes on to outline her resume, highlighting similarities and differences between herself and Palin on key political issues. For instance, on reproductive issues, Cash writes, "I also believe that a teenager's pregnancy is a 'private family matter.' In fact, I believe that every woman's pregnancy is a 'private, family matter.' (I bet the GOP never thought of making that leap!)"
Cash also humorously tackles issues of church and state, the environment, the war in Iraq, executive ability and foreign policy.
"I know Governor Palin has one distinct advantage in living so close to Russia, in that she can keep a close eye on nefarious activity across the Bering Strait," Cash writes. "But I, too, live very close to a foreign country. Canada is less than 400 miles from my home in New York City, and you never know when it might become necessary to invade a sovereign nation that has not attacked us, as we learned the hard way. Not only that, I have a girlfriend in Austin, Texas, whom I'm going to ask to keep an eye on Mexico."
Cash sums up that if Palin becomes Vice President of the United States, she and her husband will "personally secede from the whole country." So, supporters are encouraged to either write in her name on the ballot, or write to her in New Zealand, where she says she'll make her new home.
Read Cash's entire political "resume" here.
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