Just to be clear, I was pulling for Mitt Romney.
The McCain camp has made a fabulous choice in Gov. Sarah Palin as the VP pick. (And it's 'Palin' like 'whalin''…like hunting whales. I know, gross, but the best
The only way this could be any better would be if the RNC were to completely ignore the will of the people and make McCain-Palin into Palin-McCain. Okay, I'm being a little sarcastic. But only a little.
Of course, the Dems, the MSM and their mindless minions are furious and disappointed. Their comments toward Palin (aside from the asinine lies, like that her
Both of these are pretty easy to shoot down, if one is willing to analyze the data in an objective way.
To say she is inexperienced betrays a flawed concept of what "experience" is. She's "too inexperienced" because she hasn't served 100 years in the Senate like Biden or McCain?
She is the ONLY person anywhere near the Presidency right now who has served in the executive branch of government, rather than the legislative. This is far more significant than even Conservative pundits are acknowledging. Having a legislator jump from a legislative position to an executive position automatically inserts a learning curve the candidate would face between the two branches of government.
A Governor is merely a President on a microcosmic level.
Legislators (Senators) have never had to actually balance a budget. A governor has.
Legislators have never had to function as the Commander in Chief of a military. A governor has (State National Guard, FYI).
A Legislator doesn't have veto power (don't they wish). Legislators cast votes, but they don't sign bills into law.
Legislators have very limited realms of responsibility compared to governors. They sit on committees and pontificate in the legislature. They don't have to sit behind a desk with the knowledge they may one day have to push the button.
And what has Palin done with her time in office?
She has stopped, canceled or repealed many wasteful projects through the state, saving
She lived up to every one of her campaign promises, including that of reducing her own salary.
She was a major player in stopping the Bridge to Nowhere pork-barrel project (along with our own Sen. Tom Coburn).
She is fiercely Christian and pro-life (both proved by her accepting her teenaged daughter's pregnancy and choice to keep her child rather than abort it), pro-Second Amendment, and has already started America toward energy independence by getting Alaska to build a pipeline to America's oil reserves, all while raising a family, including her oldest son Track, about to be deployed to Iraq.
Of course, when the extremely biased members of the MSM (I'm talking to YOU, Bill O'Reilly) hear these facts – not opinions, facts – they dismiss them by saying, "Well, but she's an unknown."
That happened to me recently. After trying to outline Palin's accomplishments (and getting cut-off before I was able to finish my first sentence), the person I was talking to gave me a "talk to the hand" gesture and said, "You're just trying to justify her as a choice because you're a Republican. I'm a Republican, too, but I'm not going to try and make the best of this when no one knows who she is."
Translation: "She doesn't work because I've never heard of her." The bottom line in this argument is arrogance. That makes you feel special, doesn't it? If YOU haven't heard of this woman, then obviously she can't be any good.
Of course, following that same line of thought, that must mean
No objective Conservative can be disappointed by the choice of Sarah Palin, unless it's that she's up for veep rather than actual President.
Help us, Sarah Palin. You're our only hope.