Joel Taylor writes: "1). God did not choose Saul. Israel did. That’s your first mistake. God permitted it, but did not Himself choose Saul to rule over Israel."
1 Samuel 10:24
And Samuel said to all the people, See ye him whom the LORD hath chosen, that there is none like him among all the people? And all the people shouted, and said, God save the king.
Joel Taylor writes: "2). God did not “sinlessly choose a sinful king” to rule over Israel. See #1."
See also, David.
Joel Taylor writes: "3.) Since your thinking in #2 is so absurdly false and easily disproven, your conclusion that Christians “can have a clear conscience in selecting their own sinful leader” is beyond absurd. It is near blasphemy."
This seems to imply that we must either choose sinless leaders or not choose leaders. Both of those outcomes are absurd.