John McCain is 72 so what if President McCain gets ill or dies in office as President and the constitution says that Sarah Palin is the acting or new President?
Or what if President John McCain's health suffers while in office and he irrationally decides to nuke the Russians or Chinese or someone who can really fight back with nukes of their own?
Then the confirmation of the nuclear weapons strike order has to be seconded by VP Sarah Palin or McCain's Defence Secretary (we don't know who that Defence Secretary is yet but
let's just assume it is someone with as much experience and independence from McCain as Palin - that is to say someone who will never question McCains nuke-em order).
These are alarming prospects but deal with them folks because that's what McCain's pick for VP - Sarah Palin - is threatening.
The Governator 2: The Terminator returns but this time it is female. Governor Sarah Palin.
So who are we going to trust to keep the world safe and head off a nuclear war and global Armageddon?
At some point the Congress will have to pass an emergency impeachment and removal from office of McCain and Palin.
Hopefully before it is too late.
The timing of initiating of that impeachment action will be a matter of the most exquisite political judgment that I think politically concerned Americans need to nominate now those who should be entrusted with the burden of leadership in this matter.
Obviously, the Democrats will trust Obama but Republicans would not agree. We need a team around which everyone can unite if needs be.
So I would like to propose an informal political troika - a group of three persons acting as an emergency political council.
This troika would simply observe the health and performance of McCain in office and they would be entrusted to judge when McCain was in extremis
and when therefore to give a political lead to Congress to initiate and complete an emergency impeachment and removal of McCain-Palin and to install their successors under the constitution.
New image for Rice for President Yahoo Group front page - replacing a McCain-Rice image. Jan 11, 2007 The experience to be Vice President. Secretary Rice stands with Sen. Richard Lugar, Ranking Member and Sen. Joe Biden, Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, now the Dem nominee for VP.
Further I would like to nominate three people to be the first members of the Palin Rebellion Troika (PRT) - Senator Richard Luger, the Ranking Member of the
Senate Foreign Affairs committe, Condoleezza Rice, President Bush's US Secretary of State, and Senator Joe Biden, the Chair of the Senate Foreign Affairs committee and the Democratic nominee for Vice President.
These are three people who have the experience and judgement to serve as either president or vice-president. I would trust my life and the fate of the world in their hands, but I could never trust Sarah Palin, no way, no how, no Sir.
Now if you have a different three people in mind then name them but remember it needs to be a team which would enthuse rapid bipartisan co-operation in Congress for emergency action.
How would this troika announce its political leadership to impeach President McCain and Vice President
Well perhaps both Senator Luger and Senator Biden could quote Condoleezza Rice calling for the impeachment of President McCain due to failing health.
Hopefully, the media, Congress, the American nation and the world would fall into line and support the impeachment and the succession to the presidency under the constitution.
Or of course, the Americans could elect Obama - Biden 2008.