Friday, August 29, 2008
John McCain just picked the absolutely best possible choice as his running mate, and the Democrats and their allies in the dinosaur media are still reeling in shock.
It has all but knocked the Chosen One's speech at the Invesco Field Temple, put together by Britanny Spear's staging company off the front pages.
Who is this woman?
Sarah Palin is a no-holds-barred small government conservative. As governor of Alaska, she took on the political establishment of her own party to run on a reform and fiscal responsibility platform, first for mayor of Wasilla and later to capture the governor's chair from Frank Murkowski.
Once in she slashed spending, cut taxes and passed a landmark ethics reform bill. Among other things, she vetoed Ted Steven's famous 'bridge to nowhere' that would have cost taxpayers $400 million dollars and sold the governor's jet on E-Bay, cliaming it was wasteful.
Currently, she's one of the most popular governors in America, with an approval rating of over 80%.
She's also an expert on energy policy. In 2003, before she was governor,she was appointed to the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and within a year forced the resignation of a fellow commissioner on an ethics violation. That commissioner just also happened to be chairman of Alaska's Republican Party.
And she was also commander of Alaska's National Guard.
She supports the idea of America using it's oil resources, including drilling in ANWR, and this is probably a signal that McCain has finally come around on that issue.
She describes herself as a 'hockey mom', has five kids - one of whom will be serving in Iraq next month - is an unabashed patriot and a crack shot and lifetime member of the NRA who grew up hunting moose with her father.Among her other accomplishments, she led her high school basketball team to a state championship, where she go t her nickname 'Sarah Barracuda' because of her aggressive play.
She a staunch pro-lifer who lives her principles. When told during her last pregnancy that her child was likely to be born with Down's Syndrome, she refused to have an abortion and after the child's birth said "When I look into his eyes, I see perfection."
She's married to Todd Palin, who's part Yu'pik, spent his life working in Alaska's oil fields and fisheries and is also famous in his own right in Alaska for winning this year's Tesoro Iron Dog, the longest, roughest snowmobile race in the world.
What we have here is a no nonsense, intelligent woman from small town roots with solid conservative principles who's absolutely not afraid to get in people's faces and champion her views, as Larry Kudlow discovered when he interviewed her.
No wonder the Democrats are petrified....I think we have the makings of an American Margaret Thatcher here.
Posted by Freedom Fighter at 10:01 AM