Friday, August 29, 2008

McCain / Palin


It's been over a month since my last post? Dang... I suck at blogging...

Anyway... HUGE news day today.

Sarah Palin as veep choice for McCain. First I thought WTF??? Now, after hearing her speak, and doing a little research, I AM STOKED.

It's not the best choice he could have made, but then again McCain is not the best choice we could have made. Given who is running this election cycle I think a McCain / Palin ticket is just what we need.

She is a lifelong member of the NRA
She has good fiscal conservative values
She is a Washington outsider

And she is really photogenic... as is her family. A good choice.

Update:

From James Pethokoukis -- the 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Sarah Palin:

1. Sarah Louise Palin (nee Heath) was born Feb., 1964, in Sandpoint, Idaho. Her family moved to Alaska when Sarah was an infant. Her father, Chuck, is a retired schoolteacher.

2. She attended Wasilla High School where she played point guard on the state champion basketball team. Her nickname was “Sarah Barracuda.”

3. Palin graduated in 1987 from the University of Idaho with a degree in journalism. She worked briefly as a sports reporter in Anchorage.

4. She refers to her husband, Todd, as the “First Dude.” He’s worked as a commercial fisherman and as a production operator on the North Slope for BP. He enjoys snowmobiling and has won the Tesoro Iron Dog, billed as the world’s longest snowmobile race, four times.

5. Palin and her husband have five children, Bristol, Piper, Track, Willow, and Trig. Trig, born in 2008, has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. Her son Track joined the army in 2007.

6. Her favorite meal is moose stew.

7. She comes from a family of outdoor enthusiasts. Her parents, Chuck and Sally Heath, enjoy hunting and fishing, and have both completed marathons.

8. Palin was named Miss Wasilla in 1984 and was a runner-up for Miss Alaska. In 1996 she was elected mayor of Wasilla.

9. She’s a lifetime NRA member and enjoys hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling.

10. Elected in 2006, she’s Alaska’s first female governor and the youngest governor elected in the state.



-End of Ramble

5 comments:

chrisportela said...

I agree I say a bit in a post today about her too. She will help us win. obama was starting to lose a little ground but I'm sure we will be boosted A LOT after the RNC.

btw McCain is defiantly not the best choice but i think McCain made a great choice with Palin for many reasons noted in my blog post here
http://chrisportela.wordpress.com/2008/08/29/im-glad-of-mcains-choice/

Beth said...

It's nice to see there is still a glimmer of conservatism left in the Republican party.

LauraB said...

Liberals have long lamented the existence of two nations in America. They are right to do so today, but in a way they never meant. It is not the divide between rich and poor which soon will be causing serious pain on the left. Sarah Palin's pending nomination for Vice President is exposing the depth of the cultural divide between Middle America and the leftists
But whay are the conservatives so up in arms against her?
Sarah Palin IS a conservative .

The attacks from the left are getting scary and discouraging, but I never thought I'd see thse attacks from the right! The arrogance of these people is beyond description. The next thing these clowns will question is whether Alaska is actually part of the Union.

Are there 2 kinds of conservatives as well?
One kind that is understanding and forgiveing and one side that just don't give a hoot?
As Gov. Palin stands on that podium tonight, I pray that the good Lord will be standing beside her giving her His strength, courage, and wisdom.

Victor said...

Beth said...
"It's nice to see there is still a glimmer of conservatism left in the Republican party."

It's nice to see the conservatives happy about anything!

Miko from Texas said...

Palin looks like Peggy Hill

Peggy
Palin

Peggy
Palin