Republican Presidential nominee John McCain threw us all a curve ball by announcing Alaska’s Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate just before the RNC. I applaud this decision. I must admit, I was afraid at first that this appointment was just a ploy to get the “female vote”, now that Hillary was completely out of the race. I was very worried about Hillary being anywhere near the White House again, anyway.
I am tickled to death that the Republicans finally nominated a woman for our country’s second highest office. The Democrats have done it before (Geraldine Ferraro), and we all know how that one turned out. But to finally have a Presidential nominee that I have great respect for nominate a female mother of young children as his running mate is astounding to me. All I can say is: Maverick/Barracuda “08!!
There is all this controversy about Governor Palin’s political resume, her oldest daughter & infant son. Some say that she doesn’t have the chops to be V.P.. What state or country has Obama ever run? And then the Liberals attack a 17-year-old girl — whose unplanned pregnancy should never have become fodder for the political grist mill — and say her Down Syndrome infant brother is, in actuality, her son! Are they kidding me with this???
First, with all the media coverage that particular political office receives, do the Democratic gossip mongers really think that the Governor of Alaska could fake a pregnancy to protect her eldest child? And do they truly think that the American people are so unintelligent that we would believe that a teenager gave birth to a Down Syndrome baby? Down Syndrome is a very rare occurrence in babies of young mothers. Not to mention the questioning of this baby boy’s parentage. Since when did the “for the people, by the people” & “it takes a village to raise a child” Liberal Left consider a young girl & a mentally disabled infant fair game?? All this proves is their desperation as a political party & their willingness to resort to tabloid journalism tactics to undermine an opponent.
I think they just might be a little scared now.
Gov. Palin is honestly just campaigning to do what all of us Moms do everyday already, run our families. Some of you may think that is too simplistic a description for the job of Vice President, however, it is true if you think about it. Moms negotiate daily with iron willed children to get them to eat their veggies, clean their messes & play nice. In my opinion, this is not much different from negotiating with some unyielding political committee or immature head of state. She has to make & stick to a household budget & referee any familial disagreements. She will to do what’s right for our country, just the same as she would do for her own family. In my opinion, she is the right fit for John McCain & this nation. Hockey Moms ROCK!!!
I heard something this past week-end that just boggles my mind: The Democratic powers-that-be want Hilary Clinton to debate Sarah Palin. WTF???? When did a failed Presidential run get you the right to debate the V.P. nominee? Are they afraid that Gov. Palin will rip Sen. Biden a new one –she will or do they think that a poor, fragile female cannot hold her own against a man? (She most certainly can!) So much for the Left being the “progressive party of tolerance and inclusion!
And along this same vein…Oprah has announced that she will not have Gov. Palin on her show before the election. Why not? Yes, we all know she is endorsing Obama, but isn’t she also a journalist? Shouldn’t she be impartial about this & give McCain/Palin the same chance she has given Obama/Biden? What happened to her whole “finding your own path,” “truth in television,” & “presenting all the facts,” thing? To me, her refusal to interview Sarah Palin smacks of forcing the American people to swallow “Democratic truth”, not presenting her viewers with both sides & letting them decide for themselves who they want to vote for. Oh, sorry, I forgot, Oprah speaks and the masses will follow.