Friday, August 29, 2008

Heard enough about Palin?

Ah well, too bad. Quit reading now if you're already tired of it all! I'm not...

I posted a story from the McCain campaign on our Republican Candidate blog (and State & National News, and Republican News Sweep) earlier. Someone commented that McCain had just put an inexperienced woman a heartbeat from the Presidency, and then said some wonderful things about McCain's mental abilities that weren't very nice so I couldn't post it. I'm getting ready to post the following on that blog, thought I'd share with you, too. I know I usually stick to local politics on this blog but we are in the midst of a monumental shift in our country. We're making some serious decisions here, much bigger than electing the first multi-racial president or female vice-president (although those are biggies aren't they?).

One more side note: My sister called and said she was listening when a commentator asked Palin how she was going to handle things given she had five children. Her response was something along the lines of "You wouldn't be asking that question if I were a man." You go girl. I would imagine she's going to do whatever it is she's been doing for the past years as she's worked.

I love it that McCain has picked Superwoman as his running mate.

U.S. Representative Heather Wilson On The Selection Of Gov. Sarah Palin

"You know, Governor Palin has more executive experience than Senator Obama, Senator Biden, and Senator Schumer combined because those guys have never run anything." -- Rep. Heather Wilson

U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson (R-NM)
August 29, 2008

MSNBC's Peter Alexander: "There were several women spoken about as possible vice presidential candidates, Kay Bailey Hutchinson from Texas, Meg Whitman from eBay, Carly Fiorina, why Governor Palin?"

Rep. Heather Wilson: "She's a chief executive of a state. She's a governor, former mayor of a city in Alaska. She's been a businesswoman. She helped her husband run the family fishing business. She's a mom of five and she's a reformer. She's not a Washington insider. She's been a reformist governor and very strongly supported in Alaska."

"You know, Governor Palin has more executive experience than Senator Obama, Senator Biden, and Senator Schumer combined because those guys have never run anything. So I find that quite amusing."

"I was very disappointed with Senator Obama's choice of a running-mate. He chose somebody else who's a Washington insider from the East Coast who knows nothing about the west and Senator McCain surely does. I'm also very pleased that he's chosen as his vice president, the chief executive of the oil producing state in America, strong energy credentials and the energy issue is very important to Americans."

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Palin pick: elctioneering at its finest.
Wilson's quote works had it not been widely reported that McCain's first choice was penultimate Washington insider Joe Lieberman. The Republican party wonks rejected this idea, so McCain settled for Palin. (Does a real maverick settle for his second choice?)

McCain picked Palin for two reasons: 1. He was blocked from choosing Joe Lieberman and
2. Because he thinks she will help him get elected.

If she does, it was a good pick. She is obviously popular with the group (including you Janet and my mother) that were already going to vote for McCain anyway. We'll see how she does outside of that limited demographic.

I personally think that Mel Martinez of Florida would have better insured that McCain gets into the White House. In my opinon, Palin is little more than a token aimed at seducing Hillary supporters. She is a political lightweight with excessive baggage.

If she gets pummeled by Biden in the debates, it will be all over for camp McCain. However, if she holds her own, the media will heap praise upon her and McCain will come out smelling like roses.

p.s. (The press is already fawning all over Palin. The supposedly liberal AJC ran a weekend front page headline declaring Palin as "the Joan of Arc of Alaskan Politics")