August 29th, 2008
11:07 AM ET
13 years ago

Emily's List founder plays experience card on Palin

(CNN)– Emily’s List president and founder Ellen Malcolm turned the tables of the experience argument back on John McCain Friday, blasting the Arizona senator’s pick for vice president.

“How ironic that, on his 72nd birthday, McCain has raised the question of whether his running make is prepared to be commander-in-chief and lead the country,” Malcolm said in a statement.

Malcom also said the 44-year-old Alaska governor and McCain share quite a bit in common: “They both want to continue the failed economic policies of the Bush administration and they both offer more of the same that has led this country down the wrong path.”

Malcolm, whose group advocates on behalf of female candidates who support pro-choice abortion rights, said McCain’s pick for the number two spot proves that he is aware of the power female voters hold in this election, but his policies fail “to support any of the issues that they care about.”

McCain gave some conservatives a scare when he told the Weekly Standard earlier this month he would consider a pro-choice candidate for his VP.

Palin and McCain are pro-life.

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