DAYTON, OH, August 29, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an unexpected development that has social conservatives cheering, John McCain announced his choice of dark horse Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate.Governor Palin, the first woman elected as Alaska’s governor, is well-known for her strong and public stance on life and family issues. Palin, a Christian, is a long time member of Feminists for Life and a mother of five children.The choice of the extremely popular 44-year-old governor and former beauty queen for VP came as a shock to most, as attention had in recent days largely been concentrated on more prominent prospects such as Mitt Romney, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, and Sen. Joseph Lieberman.Marjorie Dannenfelser, the president of the Susan B. Anthony List, a political action committee helping pro-life women gain election to Congress, enthusiastically welcomed McCain’s choice. “Sarah Palin is the whole package,” she said. “There couldn’t be a better vice presidential pick.””Women voters are electrified, and Sarah is someone who is truly in sync with the way real American women think. She is a reform-minded woman who will give all Americans, born and unborn, the authentic leadership they deserve….By choosing the boldly pro-life Sarah Palin as his running mate, John McCain has taken his stand as the one true, authentic pro-life ticket.”….
I’m loving this.
Hilary Clinton, the pro-abort Queen, didn’t make president and got passed over for VP, yet now we have a 44 year old woman who has a shot at being the first female vice president ever. She represents everything that Hilary Clinton is not. And she’s going up against an old man, representing old politics. I’m going to like watching him debate her. Once again, it will be a liberal old white man from the establishment telling a young, hip, “with it”, conservative woman how great abortion is. Yowser! That’s going to be entertaining to watch for sure. She’s going to eat Biden for lunch. Just seeing the spectacle of a young, vibrant woman being talked down to by a pro-abort like Biden is going to be very dangerous for the Demon-crats, optically speaking. The whole optics should be reversed. The Conservative is supposed to be the old, white guy.
So, let’s review all of the angles that McCain covered with his selection:
- taps into someone who is very capable, personable, and intelligent, judging by her record and recent speech (she’s no Dan Quayle);
- shores up the conservative and Christian vote;
- drops the age problem for the ticket;
- brings an outsider on to the ticket – she’s from Alaska, for Pete’s sake (compare that to Obama’s “Change” with the consumate big insider Biden);
- adds someone of integrity who considers her job a VOCATION instead of a career to advance her own agenda i.e. her political life started as a member of the local PTA then moved from there.
In 2004, she quit a position as head of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission monitoring the industry rather than look the other way on ethics violations by the chairman, who was also the Republican Party chief. That made her a political outcast. It took courage, but it’s also profoundly bipartisan.
- appeals to women voters, especially the less shrill feminists (not like Geraldine Ferraro);
- appeals to mothers because she is more than a “one child policy” subscriber (she’s got 5);
- appeals to disabled persons because her last kid had Down Syndrome and she refused to abort (as opposed to Obama who likes to vote for infanticide);
- appeals to the “easy on the eyes” (superficial) crowd i.e. she’s a knock-out former beauty Queen
Vice Presidents normally don’t mean a hill of beans in presidential races. However, I think this woman is going to be a real problem for Obama and Biden.
Did I mention that Hillary’s voters are still rather pissed off at Obama? This might be the ticket to push them to dumping Obama.
Madam Vice President…I like the sound of that.