Saturday, August 30, 2008

Sarah Palin For Vice President of the USA? (UPDATED!!!)

SARAH PALIN FOR VICE PRESIDENT
of the
United States ofAmerica?

http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=34850


Also: From the Rasmussen Report for August 3oth comes the following:

"Sarah Palin has made a good first impression. Before being named as John McCain's running mate, 67% of voters didn't know enough about the Alaska governor to have an opinion. After her debut in Dayton and a rush of media coverage, a new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that 53% now have a favorable opinion of Palin while just 26% offer a less flattering assessment."

So... Who IS Sarah Loiuse Palin:

From Wikipedia at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Palin

Sarah Loiuse Palin: Born February 11, 1964) is the current Governor of the US state of Alaska and the presumptive Republican vice presidential nominee for the 2008 United States presidential election.

Palin was elected governor in late 2006 after defeating incumbent governor Frank Murkowski in the Republican primary and former Democratic governor Tony Knowles in the general election. She was the youngest person, and the first woman, to be elected governor of Alaska. Before becoming governor, Palin served two terms on the Wasilla, Alaska, City Council from 1992 to 1996, and was elected mayor of Wasilla twice, in 1996 and 1999. She also ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor of Alaska in 2002. Palin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from the University of Idaho.

On August 29, 2008, Republican presidential candidate John McCain announced he had chosen Palin as his running mate, making her the second female vice presidential candidate representing a major political party after Geraldine Ferraro, and the first female vice presidential candidate of the Republican Party.

Palin was born Sarah Louise Heath in Sandpoint, Idaho, U.S.A., the daughter of Sarah Heath (née Sheeran), a school secretary, and Charles R. Heath, a science teacher and track coach.[2][3] She has English, Irish, and German ancestry.[2] Her family moved to Alaska when she was an infant.[3] She and her father would sometimes wake at 3 a.m. to hunt moose before school, and the family regularly ran 5K and 10K races.[3]

Palin attended Wasilla High School in Wasilla, Alaska, where she was the head of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter at the school[3] and the point guard and captain of the school's basketball team. She helped the team win the Alaska small-school basketball championship in 1982, hitting a critical free throw in the last seconds of the game, despite having an ankle stress fracture at the time.[3] She earned the nickname "Sarah Barracuda" because of her intense play[3] and was the leader of team prayer before games.[3]

In 1984, Palin won the Miss Wasilla beauty contest, then finished second in the Miss Alaska pageant,[4] at which she won a college scholarship.[3] In the Wasilla pageant, she played the flute and won "Miss Congeniality."[5][6]

Palin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from the University of Idaho, where she also minored in political science.[7][8] She married Todd Palin, her boyfriend since high school, on August 29, 1988. She then briefly worked as a sports reporter for local Anchorage television stations while also working in commercial fishing with her husband.

Palin began her political career in 1992, running for Wasilla City Council as a supporter of the controversial new sales tax and with an advertisement advocating "a safer, more progressive Wasilla".[9] She won and served two terms on the council from 1992 to 1996. In 1996, she challenged and defeated incumbent mayor John Stein, criticizing wasteful spending and high taxes.[3] In January 1997, Palin fired the Wasilla police chief and library director. In response, a group of 60 residents calling themselves Concerned Citizens for Wasilla discussed attempting a recall campaign against Palin, but then decided against it.[10] The fired police chief later sued Palin on the grounds that he was fired because he supported the campaign of Palin's opponent, but his suit was eventually dismissed when the judge ruled that Palin had the right under state law to fire city employees, even for political reasons.[11] Palin followed through on her campaign promises to reduce her own salary, and to reduce property taxes by 40%.[3] She also increased the city sales tax to pay for construction of an indoor ice rink and sports complex.[12] At this time, state Republican leaders began grooming her for higher office.[13] She ran for re-election against Stein in 1999, winning by an even larger margin.[3][14] Palin was also elected president of the Alaska Conference of Mayors.[15]While Mayor of Wasilla, Palin wore a "Buchanan for President" button during conservative Pat Buchanan's 1996 visit to Wasilla; Palin has stated that she "welcome[s] all the candidates in Wasilla" and disagreed with the perception that she was endorsing Buchanan.[16] Buchanan described Palin as a "supporter" in an interview after she was selected as the Vice Presidential nominee by McCain.[16][17]
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Across The Pond... "The Times on Line" has an excellent article entitled: "Who is Sarah Palin". We recommend you read it. You'll find it at:

www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article4635147.ece

.... and... World Net Daily asks the question:

"Does chick mate spell checkmate for McCain?
Fans of family 'electrified' by Palin for VP selection

"Pro-family advocates and Republicans are saying presumptive GOP nominee for president Sen. John McCain may have checkmated Democrat Sen. Barack Obama with his choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential running mate." (From World Net Daily) You can read the entire article at:

http://wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=73830

We will learn more about Sarah Palin in the days and weeks to come. But, at the moment, she appears to be the best thing the McCain Campaign has going for it!


J. D. Longstreet


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9 comments:

Frank said...

No experience, 2 years as a governor...... 1 heart beat away from the presidency and the age/senility issues for McCain, not a good choice.

Longstreet said...

She is the PERFECT choice. I expect the election is over as of today.

Let's face it: Palin is far more experienced than Obama. Her credentials shine compared to his and I expect she is far more capable of being President than Obama. As a matter of fact, I wish the GOP ticket was reversed!

She just lit a fire under conservatives, of BOTH political parties, today. Guess where the Hillery vote is going? Those ladies are mad as hell at Obama and now they have somebody to vote for.

For the first time in this campaign, I am excited. I just wish she was the Presidential candidate!

... and just think... in 2012 it will be Sarah vs Hillery! A gigantic cat-fight. Hot-dang! That will be fun!

Best regards!

JDL

TexasFred said...

Obama, 2 years as a Senator, NO real experience and he wants to BE the POTUS??

Frank, you really are a LAME and sad excuse..

Palin is making ANTI Mccain folks think twice... And well we should...

Grandpa-Old Soldier said...

I would rather see her pretty face up ther than our other choice. And she is a lifetime NRA member,, my kida girl.

Wha Wadna Fecht for Charlie said...

Apparently you are having some type of election. It has briefly been mentioned on every channel. Rumour (and the lefty media) has it that some black bloke is going to win.

Frank said...

Obama, 2 years as a Senator, NO real experience and he wants to BE the POTUS??
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Just saying they're both about as experienced. If you stopped that partisan crap youd admit it. If the Dems put up a gevernor with 18 months experience you'd say the same thing.

TexasFred said...

Frank, Frank, Frank...

1st. Spell check is your friend, look into it..

2nd. Palin has a hell of a lot more experience than Obama, and she's running for VP, not POTUS...

You libbers are putting up the bastard son of a Kenyan philanderer for the highest office in this land.

This is the man of NO experience, NONE. Not military, not business, not as a community leader, not as a Mayor, not as a Governor, NOTHING, other than being a JUNIOR Senator that doesn’t know his ass from a hole in the ground, he has NOTHING to recommend him!

Now Frank, tell me, and be honest, if you can, just WHAT is it that Obama bring to the table again??

Yeah Frank, that's what I thought, NOTHING, and you still look like you're lame AND pathetic...

But libbers are used to that I am guessing...

Frank said...

Now Frank, tell me, and be honest, if you can, just WHAT is it that Obama bring to the table again??

Yeah Frank, that's what I thought, NOTHING, and you still look like you're lame AND pathetic...
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He was a community leader, he got the churches in Illinois to come together. He organized a group to make higher education available to more qualifying students. He started a group that got asbestos removed from public housing dwellings.

You like name calling just like most...... well I'm not going there when the facts just don't support you. I'd call you a few choice names but I am bigger than that.

You need to relax and take your meds.

TexasFred said...

Frank, you wouldn't know a FACT if it slapped you...

"He was a community leader, he got the churches in Illinois to come together. He organized a group to make higher education available to more qualifying students. He started a group that got asbestos removed from public housing dwellings."

And YOU call that leadership?? Leadership that will prepare him, or HAS prepared him to be the POTUS??

Call it name calling if ya like Frank, maybe it is, maybe it's just a fact, one that you don't recognize, but Frank, my meds are just fine, you remain a blooming IDIOT... LMAO... sad Frank, really sad...