Pelosi on Palin: Way too Young

John McCain and Captain JoeWASHINGTON — Representative Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives and second in line for the presidency, expressed her disappointment in the selection of Sarah Palin as the Republican VP candidate, saying that John McCain, 72, should have selected a running mate who is “even older than he is.”

Praising McCain as an aging war hero whose funeral would prompt a national day of mourning, she said, “I can’t think of a more fitting tribute to the elderly than to have had two feeble seniors in the White House, taking on the stressful, heart pounding challenges of the Presidency and Vice Presidency.”

“At 44,” explained Pelosi, “Governor Palin is far too young and vivacious.”  Pelosi said she would have preferred McCain to have chosen for his running mate someone who is “at least as old and frail as he is. Perhaps someone with a severe respiratory problem.”

“Should Senator McCain decide to dump Palin,” said Pelosi, “and choose instead a dying, sickly old man to succeed him in office, I would throw my complete support behind the ticket, doing everything in my power to see them serve out their remaining days in the White House.”