HAGERSTOWN -- The Maryland attorney general on Wednesday slammed Republican presidential candidate John McCain for selecting Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate.
Douglas F. Gansler, speaking during the Central Maryland AFL-CIO Council dinner at Hagerstown's BPO Elks Lodge, said McCain's choice was irresponsible, and he questioned Palin's intelligence.
The biennial dinner is a fundraiser for the Labor Council, president Teresa Griffin said.
Gansler, an early Barack Obama supporter, called the upcoming presidential election the most important one in a lifetime, and he predicted an easy Obama victory.
"The minute he's elected, we're going to see our country differently," Gansler said. "It's going to be a new time and a new day for the country."