To all those "male chauvinists" (when's the last time you heard that phrase?) out there who are upset because the Republicans have chosen a vice presidential candidate who happens to be of the female gender I say, "Get over it!" The fact is, it's about time. As a male who has been out in the work force for over 35 years now, I can attest that most of the best "bosses" I have had happened to be women. My observation is that women, in general, seem to be more focused on the job at hand and less prone to distraction. If any business wants someone who can multi-task, get the job done, and stay on it until the business goals have been reached, they should hire a boss with two x chromosomes. Take my word for it. Thanks to all my former female bosses for "showing me the way."
If, on the other hand, you prefer someone with whom you can pal around, have drinks and shoot a round of golf, and who will also laugh at your jokes, no matter how bad they are. by all means pick a guy. They are certainly the best at those things.
If you think of the United States as a business, I feel the same model holds. The U.S. has some serious business that needs to be taken care of - now. After listening to Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin speak at the RNC last week, I think she would be a very tough cookie with whom to negotiate, and I, for one, would have no problem with dealing with the US Congress or foreign countries, or with her taking over if something should happen to incapacitate the President.
Everyone in this country, of course, is free to vote for whomever they wish in November. I just urge everyone to not consider the race, gender or age of any of the four candidates when they do cast that vote.
All four candidates seem to be good, strong, moral people who have the country's best interest at heart, and who will not be afraid to consult others for advice before making decisions.
Just make sure you do vote! Because, as they say, if you don't exercise your right to vote, you have no right to complain if things don't go as you would like them to.