McCain’s VP Pick and why it matters

Posted by on August 29, 2008

Sarah Palin (R-AK) is not even a full one term Governor.  Her executive experience is very very weak.  She doesn’t hold a candle to Senator Biden’s battlefield foreign policy experience.  She is a BRILLIANT pick.

Governor Palin took on a sitting Governor from her own party in the primaries and beat him.  She then took on a former Governor from the Democratic Party and beat him.  She ran on a “clean government” platform.  That sounds familiar to most everyone but rings particularly true with Kentuckians who last year kicked out another Republican “clean-government” politician.  Here’s hoping she doesn’t let us down.  I have to think that in the rough and tumble world of Alaskan politics if there were any skeletons they would already be known.  Especially considering she has taken on the biggest and baddest of the Alaskan lobbies, the oil industry, and has won…repeatedly.

The Palin VP pick isn’t about pandering to disgruntled Hillary supporters.  Senator McCain could’ve picked Kay Bailey Hitchison and satisfied the female criteria and brought along all kinds of Federal Government experience.  Governor Palin’s pick is 100% about bringing real and demonstrated change to Washington.  Here’s is a woman lacking in any real political experience.  The only foreign policy experience she has is in working with the native nations of Alaska and her Canadian border.  She does, however, stick to her principles.

While serving as Commissioner on the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission she learned of a Republican member behaving inappropriately.  Wikipedia has this on the controvery:

Governor Murkowski appointed Palin Ethics Commissioner of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission,[14] where she served from 2003 to 2004 until resigning in protest over what she called the “lack of ethics” of fellow Alaskan Republican leaders, who ignored her whistleblowing complaints of legal violations and conflicts of interest.[4] After she resigned, she exposed the state Republican party’s chairman, Randy Ruedrich, one of her fellow Oil & Gas commissioners, who was accused of doing work for the party on public time, and supplying a lobbyist with a sensitive e-mail.[15] Palin filed formal complaints against both Ruedrich and former Alaska Attorney General Gregg Renkes, who both resigned; Ruedrich paid a record $12,000 fine.[4]

THAT, my friends, takes stones.  THAT, is a big time move by a newcomer in big time politics and the very thing that Senator McCain was looking for in a VP candidate.

So…standing up to lobbyists?  and their political cronies?  CHECK.

Pro-Life?  Check.

Pro-Second Amendment?  Check.

Welcome to the ticket Governor Palin.  I’m FINALLY alittle excited about this election.

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