Dear Sen. John McCain,
I don't really have much interest in serving as vice president, but I wouldn't mind having $150,000 to blow on a new wardrobe, so I'm willing to give it a shot.
I figure I'm nearly as qualified as Gov. Sarah Palin for the job. You see, I grew up in a small town of just 5,000 people. Like Palin, it took me a little longer to finish college because I worked my way through school. I also have a degree in journalism. Heck, I was even in a pageant once.
As for executive experience, I was class president both junior and senior year in high school. Later, I was editor of my college newspaper.
I have a good understanding of issues in western states, having lived in California, Washington, Nevada and Arizona, where I was so close to Mexico that I could see it on a clear day (and actually went there a few times.) While we're on the subject of foreign policy, it may interest you to know that I have also traveled to the Middle East.
And if Katie Couric asks, I get my national and international news from reading the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post and listening to NPR. (If BBC news didn't come on at 3 a.m., I would watch that, too.)
Thank you for your consideration.
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