Yes, he said it. During a Republican primary debate, John McCain said he was prepared because he ‘wasn’t a mayor for a short period of time. He wasn’t a governor for a short period of time.’
Of course, he wasn’t talking about Sarah Palin. When he said this, he probably had never heard of her even though she was already the governor of Alaska.
He was talking about his primary challengers, but the same could easily be applied to Palin.
So McCain must be challenged about this clip.
He does not think a person who was a mayor for a short period of time is prepared to be president.
And he does not think a person who was a governor for a short period of time is prepared either.
John McCain is 72 years old with a history of skin cancer.
His Vice Presidential choice was a mayor for 2 terms (like Rudy 911-iani) and a governor for a very short period of time (less than Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee) and she may be required to step in as President.
This clip tells me that he doesn’t think she’s ready.
I saw some of her interview on Charlie Gibson – I don’t either.