Friday, August 29, 2008
McCain Selects Palin for VP
Fox News reported today that Senator John McCain has selected Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate.
The McCain camp issued a statement calling Palin a reformer who can work across the party aisle.
“Governor Palin has challenged the influence of the big oil companies while fighting for the development of new energy resources. She leads a state that matters to every one of us,” the statement said.
“In Alaska, Governor Palin challenged a corrupt system and passed a landmark ethics reform bill. She has actually used her veto and cut budgetary spending. She put a stop to the ‘bridge to nowhere’ that would have cost taxpayers $400 million dollars.”
I couldn't be more thrilled.
In the primaries, I supported Mitt Romney for President, but I ran into too many of my fellow Christians who would refused to vote for him because he's Mormon. Their concern was that his being President (or Vice President) would make Mormonism look like a good religion for people to try. No matter how much they agreed with his policies, the risk of his attracting more people away from Christianity was more important to them. For that reason, I was hoping McCain wouldn't decide on Romney as his VP pick.
Palin is a Christian, she's pro-life, she's tough on corruption, and she's not afraid to take on the Enviro-Nazis who are trying to use the polar bear to stop oil and energy production.
Now I won't have to hold my nose quite as hard when I vote for John McCain in November.
Of course, the Obama campaign had a response to McCain's selection of Gov. Palin--a petty, demeaning response.
Informed of the selection, a Barack Obama spokesman questioned Palin’s executive experience.
“Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency. Governor Palin shares John McCain’s commitment to overturning Roe v. Wade, the agenda of Big Oil and continuing George Bush’s failed economic policies — that’s not the change we need, it’s just more of the same,” said spokesman Bill Burton. (emphasis added)
Every time Barack Obama points his finger at someone's inexperience, he has three fingers pointing back at himself.
This is perfect. McCain/Palin 2008!