Friday, August 29, 2008

More on Sarah Palin

I know I posted something earlier, but now I've been listening to some of the talk and hype... It is an electric pick! My favorite quote from a commentator (not exact) was "she knows how to eat a mooseburger and shoot a gun." Now, as someone who doesn't eat meat or hunt, that's not really something that's going to endear her to me, but it does help paint a picture of an independent, strong woman. Couple that with being a sports announcer, a beauty contestant, a mother of five (with one being Down Syndrome), a Governor, a Mayor, and someone who enacted a tough ethics ordinance as one of her first moves and we have dynamite! Sharp, sharp lady and I love it that McCain tossed out the rule-book picking someone who is NOT Washington as usual. Talk about countering Obama... Obama picked old-school which mirrors what he tosses at McCain. McCain picks a woman who just about any man or woman can identify with... Super move on his part.

Here's the official release:

U.S. Senator John McCain today announced that he has selected Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to be his running mate and to serve as his vice president.

Governor Palin is a tough executive who has demonstrated during her time in office that she is ready to be president. She has brought Republicans and Democrats together within her Administration and has a record of delivering on the change and reform that we need in Washington.

Governor Palin has challenged the influence of the big oil companies while fighting for the development of new energy resources. She leads a state that matters to every one of us -- Alaska has significant energy resources and she has been a leader in the fight to make America energy independent.

In Alaska, Governor Palin challenged a corrupt system and passed a landmark ethics reform bill. She has actually used her veto and cut budgetary spending. She put a stop to the "bridge to nowhere" that would have cost taxpayers $400 million dollars.

As the head of Alaska's National Guard and as the mother of a soldier herself, Governor Palin understands what it takes to lead our nation and she understands the importance of supporting our troops.

Governor Palin has the record of reform and bipartisanship that others can only speak of. Her experience in shaking up the status quo is exactly what is needed in Washington today.

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