Thursday, July 31, 2008

A female V P ? What about Sarah Palin?

There is an article in today's Washington Times which discusses the prospects of John McCain considering a woman for the vice presidential spot. One candidate that has excited a lot of people throughout the country is Alaska's current governor Sarah Palin. Palin is Alaska's first woman governor - taking office in 2006. She has an interesting biography which you can read here.

So where does she stand on our issues?

She is strongly pro-life. But only is she pro-life in her politics, she lives it. A Mirror of Justice blog cites a Nat Hentoff article that talks about what Governor Palin did when she was told her baby would be Downs Syndrome. The article calls upon John McCain to choose Governor Palin as his vice-president . And there are a lot of blogs talking about her credentials.

My thoughts.

I like the idea.

here are the reasons.

1. Pro-life commitment. As a women no one from the other side could touch her on the subject. She has lived through a difficult pregnancy and chose life for her baby. That's courage. If the pro-abortion extremists try to attack her, it will look really bad.

2. Administrative experience. Face it. The job of the VP is to be ready for the unthinkable. In Palin, one gets someone with executive experience.

3. Reformer. Not part of the old guard or old boys network in Alaska, she has been relentless in challenging the corruption that has raised its ugly head again in the indictment of Sen. Stevens. She has been an ardent opponent of Stevens. This plays to the McCain reform theme.

4. Energy awareness. Coming from Alaska,she can speak with an expertise about the energy issues and discuss the importance of being self reliant as we move toward developing additional means to provide energy to this nation.

5. Youth. She gives a nod to the next generation while reflecting the time honored traditions that have made this nation strong.

6. She is a woman. Her presence on the ticket gives women another good reason to support McCain. She will attract those women who do not warm up to Obama as well as those who were supporting Hillary in the primary.

7. Maverick. She has a reputation for taking on the tough issues with a certain independent flair and that is what the people in this country want.

8. Excitement. She will bring some excitement to the race.

9. Conservative principles. Pro-gun, pro-marriage, pro-life. This can excite the base and get them out of the doldrums.

John McCain should seriously consider this prospect.


At 8:47 PM, Anonymous Ted said...

Dittos on Palin!


1. Which McCain Veep pick is SIMULTANEOUSLY the safest AND boldest?

ANSWER: Sarah Palin

2. How can McCain SIMULTANEOUSLY attract both Hillary AND Bob Barr voters?

ANSWER: Sarah Palin

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And then there's this from the Conservative Voice:

“Desperately seeking Sarah
July 26, 2008

By Stephan Andrew Brodhead

Desperately seeking Sarah
Americans need a little Palin Power

Sarah Palin the current Governor of Alaska is John McCain’s ultimate choice for VP. I do believe a woman is next in line for the presidency. All Conservatives like her. She is popular in Alaska. Hillary supporters would relish her. She would solidify a 12 or possibly 16 year Republican executive.

John McCain’s boring campaign is wearing thin. I need a little Palin Power to get me interested again. They would say ‘but she is only a half term Governor!’ And your point is?"

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If John McCain doesn't choose Sarah Palin, he might have to plead temporary insanity.

At 10:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would far prefer her to our Governor Pawlenty in Minnesota. I have to agree with you, John, she'd be a great addition to the ticket and, possibly, the key to winning in November.

Brian Gibson


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