Sarah Palin must have some good qualities or she wouldn't be governor of Alaska. However, she lacks three that are necessary for better national and world leadership: truthfulness, tact and tolerance.
Among others, the "eBay sale" of Alaska's state plane is an example of untruthfulness.
Damning the press at her acceptance speech shows her lack of tact. She has a tendency to be a smart aleck and that is disastrous for fruitful negotiations.
Palin is intolerant of women's right to choose and gays' equality. She, like the "far-right Christians" who support her, would use her freedom to take away the freedom of others. She bases this on her religious beliefs.
We live in a country with many religious beliefs. Each must be respectful and none force itself upon the other.
We have had a lack of truthfulness, tact and tolerance in the White House during the past eight years. We need no more of it, so vote carefully!