Sarah Palin: Not so tall, but oh so strong
by: Joe Leonardi
- In response to many emails this is a rough draft. I will have it finished by Wednesday. Joe
The republican party went and did it. As the democrats rejected not only the first women presidential candidate, but the opportunity to put a woman on the ticket period. The republican party led by independent maverick John McCain made history.
John McCain shocked most of the entire world with his announcement of the little known Alaska Governor to ride shotgun with him on his way to the White House. Well, I for one am not surprised. Actually I am thrilled. I have been on the verge of changing my voter registration to either Independent, Libertarian or the American Conservative Party for the last few months. Dismayed and disheartened by what the neo-conservatives have done to my beloved GOP this was my last hope. I have been proclaiming to all that would listen that if John McCain picked anyone other than Governor Palin I was out.
John McCain the straight talking combat veteran, prisoner of war and hero is once again heroic.
Many folks are wondering who is Sarah Palin. A simple google search will reveal much.
Many have decried her lack of foreign policy experience. Perhaps a valid point, but I wonder, other than evading the draft and getting drunk at Oxford, how much foreign policy experience did a little known governor from the state of Arkansas have prior to his election? Governor Palin presides over a state that produces vast amounts of oil, and now thanks to her initiative and leadership, natural gas. What did Governor Clinton preside over? A substandard educational system?
Compare Governor Palin to Senator Biden: If the American people were so enthralled with the partially plagiarized writings and speeches of what seemed to be perennial presidential pursuer of Joe Biden, why is it that in several attempts to be elected president the elder Governor from Delaware has never, ever been given even passing consideration from his own party? He has never been a serious contender.
Sarah Palin is a woman who carved her own path to political prestige, she didn’t need to rely on the coattails of a politically successful husband.
- to be continued….