McCain Chooses Palin As VP — Brilliant Political Move
Like a hurricane, John McCain blew Barack Obama off the media’s spotlight today by naming Alaska Governor, Sarah Palin as his VP choice. Picking a woman to be his running mate, McCain surprised everyone and highlighted Obama’s glaring omission in not choosing Hillary Clinton.
With this move John McCain has not only invigorated his campaign but transformed the election into a more historic one. This was a clear message to the disaffected supporters of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and all women voters.
The Democrats immediately criticized McCain by saying that Palin was a Washington outsider and far too inexperienced to be a heartbeat from the Presidency. Yet Obama, their nominee for President calls himself a Washington outsider and is also far too inexperienced to be Commander in Chief. Check Mate!
Sarah Palin is a refreshing change and the first female candidate for Vice President in 24 years. In her acceptance speech she thanked Geraldine Ferraro and Hillary Clinton for paving the way.
Sarah Palin, 44 is the mother of five children and her husband, Todd owns a commercial fishing business. Their eldest son is in the Army and he is heading to Iraq on Sept. 11.
She is the first female governor of Alaska and youngest ever, elected in 2006 as a change agent. She described herself as “just your average hockey mom,” who joined the P.T.A., was elected to the City Council and then served as mayor and as governor, adding that she did not get into government to take the safe course.
“A ship in harbor is safe, but that’s not why the ship is built,” Ms. Palin said, adding that she would “challenge the status quo to serve the common good.”
Palin, a former mayor of the small town of Wasilla, an Anchorage suburb, and one-time beauty pageant queen, first rose to prominence as a whistle-blower uncovering ethical misconduct in state government.
Gov. Palin opposes abortion rights, she’s for drilling in Anwr and she has been pushing for a new pipeline that would pump trillions of cubic feet of natural gas from the North Slope to the lower 48 states.
Palin is my kind of politician who has proven she can deliver the change that Obama has just been talking about.
This is going to be one hell of an election night on November 4th.
Posted: 1645PT 08/29/08