John McCain has just made 1st term Alaska Govenor, Sarah Palin his choice as vice president. She’s 44, with 5 children, is pro life (she will appeal to pro lifers because she has a child with Down’s Syndrome) and against gay marriage.
The self described Hockey Mom also hails from a very important energy state. He has to restart the conversation that he too can be a change agent. I guess after last night’s amazing pageantry, McCain has to do something drastic to make winning the November 4th election a reality. He’s going after the women and independent vote in one fell swoop. This is a huge roll of the dice and it proves the Republicans are scrambling to run an idealogical campaign of sorts.
She’s attractive (Miss Alaska runner up), young and poised to become a power player in conservative politics. Economic and social conservatives are going to love this pick I hear. Simply put, the Republicans might have created a star.
She is facing an ethics investigation in her hometown state for firing a state commissioner who refused to fire a state trooper. The trooper was her sister’s ex husband who allegedly physically abused her so there are supposedly some extenuating circumstances. I’m sure this will be something the Dems will go after even though she hasn’t been found guilty of anything.
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