Friday, August 29, 2008
Palin For VP
At this point I know only what I've heard on CNN and a little from the Internet. At Ann Althouse, women and men seem excited and happy with the pick. The few tidbits I've picked up: she's pro-life and has lived it by choosing to give birth to a Down's Syndrome child rather than have an abortion; 5 kids; lifetime member of the NRA; known as a reformer; there was apparently a minor scandal in her gubernatorial administration in which a staff member, unbeknown, to Palin tried to get Palin's sister's husband fired as a state trooper.
I kind of like that she's from Alaska. Alaskan's have a reputation for self-reliance and individualism.
OK, listened to most of her speech before I had to do something else. She spoke excellently. Obviously intelligent and comfortable in this role. Beautiful family and family roots that will appeal to everyday Americans. She spoke with enthusiasm and energy and an appealing voice unlike Hillary Clinton. I'm willing to bet her IQ is higher than Joe Biden's.
So far, all the Democratic response to her selection sound sexist. The Dems are treading on thin ice here. At this point, I like the choice.
I love it that she's a real woman. She unabashedly admires her husband, loves her kids and isn't bitter. I hope she can hold onto her enthusiasm.
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