Hagel says he’s “very disappointed” by the McCain campaign and ripped into McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate.
“I don’t believe she’s qualified to be President of the United States,” Hagel told the magazine. “The first judgment a potential president makes is who their running mate is—and I don’t think John made a very good selection.”
Hagel scoffed at McCain’s attempts to portray her as an experienced politician, according to author Connie Bruck.
“To try to make the excuse that she looks out her window and sees Russia—and that she’s commander of the Alaska National Guard.” He added, “There is no question that this candidate is arguably the thinnest-résumé candidate for Vice-President in the history of America.”