Friday, August 29, 2008

McCain Selects Palin for VP

Photo credit: AP

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!


Tsofah said...


Palin is also pro-gay partner benefits. This is not a very conservative position, methinks. She is going to get a lot of the gay/lesbian votes. Some of the blogs and website of such have positives with GLBT community voting for her.

Also, the arguement the Obama camp is using is the same one McCain, and others such as myself, have argued about Obama.

This move will probably give Obama the presidency, I fear.

SkyePuppy said...


I disagree that her stance on gay issues will throw the election for Obama.

Here's an article in the Times Online (UK) titled, "Who is Sarah Palin?". It says this about her position on gay issues:

She also opposes same-sex marriage, but has often sympathised with the concerns of gay community about discrimination and has implemented legislation ensuring equal benefits for same-sex couples. If Malott is right, her implementation of equal benefits was imposed by the Alaska Supreme Court, so I don't find that incredibly troublesome. As long as religious organizations are exempted from being forced to hire gays (or adulterers, but they don't have a lobby yet), I don't see a problem with being against discrimination of anybody.

The rest of her values should be able to galvanize the conservatives who have been wavering about McCain. Of course, it all remains to be seen...

Malott said...

I like the fact that she makes Obama look like a wuss.

I was surfing Malkin, Hewitt, NRO, and listening to Limbaugh and I like the the excitement this choice is producing among pundits I really respect.

janice said...

This is a great choice!

Tsofah, what else do you dislike about Palin? I'm confused about your concerns. The gay rights issue is the least of our worries right now. Gas, oil, taxes and the fight we're engaged in right now against an enemy that is ever present.

Gay marriage issues is a mote point. If push comes to shove the American people will never allow it to happen.

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

I think Palin is an excellent choice.