Friday, August 29, 2008

McCain taps Sarah Palin as VP!

The GOP dream ticket is here. Sarah Palin, the 44-year old reformer who took on the Alaska GOP establishment, is running on the ticket with McCain. A youthful, dynamic political newcomer and reformer who has solid conservative credentials, Palin has the opportunity to become the first female vice president of the United States and will court independent women voters and disaffected Hillary supporters. Palin is one of the most popular elected officials in the nation--her approval rating is in the 80s.

While Obama chose to go with a blast from the past, McCain broke with the past and has opted for a fresh march to the future. Obama is ready to return to the politics of the past: big government, high taxes, expensive programs. Hope? Change you can believe in? More like change that you can recognize because it was tried in the 1960s and '70s. Obama proposes nothing new--more money, more regulation, retaining the status quo when it comes to excessive government regulation, restriction of energy sources, jobs fleeing overseas, failing schools, and a policy of non-intervention and timidity in world affairs. Do we really want four more years of Jimmy Carter? We've tried this before. Americans who want a clear break from the Carter years and a real change (grounded in actual policy proposals and accountability, not just more spending) from the Bush years should vote for the McCain-Palin ticket--independence, experience, reform--America First.

Back in March, we at the Konnection listed Palin as one of our top 10 VP pics for McCain. This is what we had to say about her then and we stand by it:

Young, attractive, beautiful, and savvy Alaska governor ran on ethics reform and has helped clean up the corruption of former GOP Governor Frank Murkowski. She was also the most popular governor in the nation--last summer, her approval rating hovered in the low 90s.


Erin said...

I think it's sad that people are choosing to describe her as "beautiful" and "attractive." Both of those things she indeed is - however, I can only imagine as such a successful and competent woman she would want to be known for her brains than beauty.

Erin said...

*Brains RATHER than her beauty is what I meant, I should proofread!

Anonymous said...

Nothing like nominating soemone only a few years removed from being mayor of a town of 5,000 while complaining about your opponents inexperience.

Enjoy debating Joe Biden on foreign policy, Mayor Palin.

Anonymous said...

and, as BIDEN would say, she is clean, too.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous #1--Palin was mayor of a town of 9,000 (get your facts straight) and she is now governor.

You Dems' attempts to paint her as inexperienced will backfire--it will only direct attention to the top of your tiket, where the presidential nominee, a community organizer, has not even served a full senate term and began running for president after serving just one year in the U.S. Senate!

Palin is easily more qualified than Obama--mayoral and gubernatorial experience, grounded in executive and management skills, are worth much more than community organizing, state senate, and a few years in the U.S. Senate.

How experienced is Joe Biden? He's been in the U.S. Senate for 30 years, and he's never held a private sector job. His job consists of showing up for votes sometimes and other times just not showing up.

I can't wait to see the debate too--I know Biden will make some sexist remark, as he did last weekend about his own wife and like the racially disparaging remarks he made about Obama early on in the process. Bring it on!

Again, who is at the top of the Democratic ticket? That matters more. Palin will be a very hand-on, involved VP an will gain experience during McCain's first term. Don't forget that 4 out of our past 5 presidents have been governors--Americans want executive experience on a major party ticket and they won't get it with Obama-Biden.

Erin said...

She did great tonight. And if I hear one more idiot man talk about how she should be at home, how she is attractive, or anything else they wouldn't say about a man...I might slap them. I may not agree with her on everything, but I think she's an asset to the McCain campaign. Good for her.