Sarah Palin

Obama must be fuming. The media attention has turned to the new Republican candidate for Vice President. The Democratic convention is yesterdays news.
John McCain has announced Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska, as his Vice Presidential running mate.
I think this is a brilliant move by McCain.
Palin is 44, three years younger than Obama. She brings youth to the Republicans and the impression of someone who’s real, not just another typical politician.
There’s talk she could pick up votes from disillusioned Hillary lovers. Apparently there are people out there, who vote for someone based entirely on the persons gender. How ridiculous! It’s like being say, black and voting for someone simply because they are black [or half black!] It’s unbelievably stupid and shallow.
Palin hunts and fishes and will appeal to the rural and blue collar vote. The Obama camp have already attacked her for being a small town mayor of 9000. Potentially offending small town America and coming across as bunch of elitist snobs.
Even though she’s somewhat inexperienced, she still has more experience than Obama. She has run a state, what’s Obama run? Any criticism of her inexperience will just highlight even more strongly Obama’s lack of experience, and he’s running for President not Vice President.
One thing I really like is that she’s a manmade global warming skeptic.
She supports drilling in ANWR
Palin is anti abortion, and on finding out her child was going to be born with Downs syndrome, she went ahead with the pregnancy. I’m not anti abortion, I don’t have strong opinions one way or the other, but I admire her for having the courage of her convictions. She doesn’t just talk the talk, she walks the walk.
Compare that to Obama. He can talk the talk but he’s full of shit! What sort of man has the audacity to utter the words Í am my brothers keeper’knowing that his brother George Hussein Anyango Obama survives on $12 a year and lives in a hut in a slum in Nairobi.
Admittedly my opinion is based on just what I’ve read about her this morning but so far I like her. She’s conservative and tough and seems to be a person of integrity and substance.
Update
Gotta love this;

Barack Obama’s campaign is blasting John McCain for putting “the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency.”
The McCain campaign gleefully pounced in their response:

It is pretty audacious for the Obama campaign to say that Governor Palin is not qualified to be Vice President. She has a record of accomplishment that Senator Obama simply cannot match. Governor Palin has spent her time in office shaking up government in Alaska and actually achieving results — whether it’s taking on corruption, passing ethics reform or stopping wasteful spending and the “bridge to nowhere.” Senator Obama has spent his time in office running for President.

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