Saturday, August 30, 2008


I know, I know. Politics. I am briefly breaking my "no-politics" promise for Mosings. But I hope you will forgive me when you read this post. John McCain, who I regarded with something less than serious enthusiasm as a candidate, has chosen as his Vice president, GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN OF ALASKA!

A bold, in fact shocking move. This mother of five, including her youngest son who has Down's Syndrome, born in April of this year, has been governor of Alaska for only two years. Before that, she was mayor of a small town in Alaska, Wasilla. Her oldest son, Track, is in the U.S. Army, and is scheduled for deployment in Iraq on September 11, 2008. She is strongly Pro-Life, and dared to give birth to a "flawed" baby. She fought the sadly corruption-tinged Alaska Republican Party and enjoyed a pretty hefty 76% approval rating in her home state two years after her election. She homeschools. She was a elementary school teacher. She's strongly Christian. Her husband is one-eighth Inuit. She's gorgeous. She's a great speaker. She has everything in a woman candidate that Hillary didn't. I'm so happy. McCain could have gone establishment and picked Romney, or gone safe and picked Pawlenty, or he could have picked well-known rising star Bobby Jindal. But he didn't. He picked a virtually unknown governor from Alaska. And it makes for a great ticket. Already, she specifically targeted Hillary supporters, and some of them are bound to follow her. The eighteen million people who voted for Hillary in the primaries; that's a huge segment of the population, and if enough go for McCain-Palin, it will swing the election.


elisabeth said...

i heard about her. I think it is a great choice too but i do not approve of women leaders. considering the choices however, it was a good move.

Susan R. said...

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