Sarah Palin as "Mrs Doubtfire in the White House", is brilliant pick for VP - 4 more years of Bushism is a slam dunk
Sarah Palin GILF is a brilliant pick for VP.
Young - Younger than Obama -youngest person elected governor of Alaska and the first woman to hold the job
Pro Life - a decision "above Obama's pay grade" and she has 5 children , the youngest has Down's syndrome
Married to a Native American - an Inuit
Pro Military - her son is waiting to go and be killed in Iraq
Lifetime member of the NRA
Sporting - Basketball, hunting , fishing
Blunt but sharp, outspoken and charming and very good looking - runner-up for the Miss Alaska title, won Miss Congeniality in that contest and plays the flute.
Palin made her name in part by backing tough ethical standards for politicians. During the first legislative session after her election as governor, her administration passed a state ethics law. Now Ted Stevens, his son and his cronies face prison if they don't 'fess up. Vic Kohring now ex Senator is now in prison for taking VECO bribes.
Nevertheless, she is under investigation because state trooper Mike Wooten, was locked in a child-custody battle with her sister. She (or someone from her office )asked Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegano sack him. He didn't so she sacked Walter.
She has denied wrongdoing and Repugs will see that this is a mother protecting her brood. Nobody sides with cheating husband.This report covers the whole sordid saga of TROOPERGATE But see Why Walt Monegan got fired: Palin's abuse of power
This covers the SHADOW shadow Governor's role and Andrew Halcro on him ad nauseam
intereisting Inuit is Todd.
It's a disaster for the West that Mr Fix a Dent will be Commander in Chief but that's Democracy.
Palin subscribes to the need for Congress to allow the development of Alaska’s wealth of oil and gas - as she sees it , billions and billions of barrels of oil and trillions of feet of natural gas are under their feeet. She doubts global warming stems from human activity, and she considers herself both a fiscal and social conservative.
Nobody saw this coming ? see here Aug 4th even 8th May the 22nd Aug and just Google around with AIPAC and Palin - but see House Leader Steny Hoyer (His sister was Chairman 3 years ago of AIPAC) video who says Palin is worse than Dan Quayle.
Mr Rove's handiwork.
My God, Shrillary and Nancy will be spitting feathers - marble ceilings indeed!!
FOOTNOTE : There is criticism of her lack of knowledge / experience on Foreign Policy - most voters in the US think that abroad is a lady with too much make up, and overseas is a town in Alabama.
They'll soon get her glasses fixed - although maybe not.
FOOTNOTES : Saturday am BST
Interesting connections between Sarah Palin and Rabbi Greenburg (also pally with Ted Stevens BTW) whose Chabad community he set up in 1991 . The free and liberal minded Cabalistic Rabbi was successful in having a recital cancelled at U of Anchorage by Philip Munger, "The Skies Are Weeping," about Rachael Corey's murder , the lyrics provoked some anger. See them and hear some of the cantata here
4. Song: God the Synecdoche in His Holy Land in memoriam Rachel Corrie
Around you the father gods war. This
Father. That father. The other father.
What more dangerous place could
A woman stand, upright, than on that sand, as if
She were still antiphon to that voice, the other
Mind of that power. The very idea!
Crush her back in to her mother!
Crush her. Crush her. Consensus. War.
-- Linda McCarriston
Also references to the D9 Caterpillar 'dozer that killed her...
Philip Munger writes at Firedoglake having set up a Ted Fest poetry Festival in commemeration of the Feds bustin' Ted Stevens at his Girdwood Lodge - the only time ever a Senator has been busted at home.
Winners include ;
Ted Stevens glows at midnight.
Son already sunk.
Glaciers calving justice
--- Prairie Sunshine
There are odd things done in the midnight sun
By the men whom Oil has sold
Their fishy tales meet with hearty gales
from wise heads when they are told
The FBI’s knights have recited some rights
but the queerest they ever had read
was that night by the mouse of a Girdwood house
that belonged to Senator Ted.
FOOTNOTE : BTW when Lord Patel researched his post Sunday, August 24, 2008 Alaska Airlines complete replacement of McDonnell Douglas MD-80 fleet to save US$115 Mn. + a year on fuel - and some fishy goings on in Alaska he archived the Wiki page of Sara Palin (August 21st) which you can see here ... compare and contrast with today's... some one has been sprucing it up.
We also got an e-mail from Larry Greenfield, the California director of the Republican Jewish Coalition, "Governor Palin has a very close relationship with the Jewish community of Alaska, with Chabad (Rabbi Greenberg) and with AIPAC. She is close to the Frozen Chosen!"
This is what he said on the RJC website - ""By choosing Governor Sarah Palin as the vice-presidential candidate, John McCain once again demonstrates good judgment and a commitment to challenging politics-as-usual. As governor of Alaska, Palin has enjoyed a strong working relationship with Alaska's Jewish community. She has demonstrated sensitivity to the concerns of the community and has been accessible and responsive. "
Some Alaskan Blogs to Read ;
Finally unbelievably this guy has been boosting Sarah Palin as Veep for over a year at "Draft Sarah Palin"