Saturday, August 30, 2008
A GREAT choice!
I, along with most everyone else, was shocked at McCain's choice of Alaska's Governor Sarah Pelin for Veep. But as I see it so far, it was an excellent choice. Why do I say that? She fits the bill. She's conservative through and through. She has lived a life very similar to most of our lives. She and her husband have been union members and small business owners. She's been in the PTA, a member of City Council, a mayor, and Governor of the largest state in the union (huge infrastructure issues) where she has an 80% approval rating. There is no candidate in the Presidential race with more knowledge about energy issues than Governor Pelin. There is no candidate with more executive experience than Governor Pelin. She knows how to use a veto pen. She's done it over 300 times vetoing earmarks in the Alaskan legislature. She does not suffer the fool when it comes to ethics issues and she's not afraid to speak her mind. I look forward to her going head to head with Uncle Joe.
The Dems ask, "Do you want her one heartbeat from the Presidency?' My answer to that is it would be better than handing the Presidency to BO who I believe is much less qualified than Governor Pelin. The Dems will and have already questioned her intelligence (not a Harvard affirmative action grad, apparently). I would rather have a straight shooting, common sense high school dropout in that position before some of these northeast academic elite lawyer types. They have even questioned her judgement accepting the Veep position with a Downes syndrome child at home, even to the point of questioning whether she should have had the child in the first place (not surprising, with the pro-abortion advocates out there). Her oldest son will be soon serving in Iraq with the US Army.
Another reason I support this choice is the Dems are going crazy about it. They hate this choice! And my good friend, Rush, loves it. So you know it's got to be a good choice. One thing for sure, no matter who gets elected, it's going to be an historic election. You go, girl!