Sunday, August 31, 2008

Governor Sarah Palin


a surprising, overwhelmingly brilliant pick...she is nothing like the Washington political lineup (including her running mate).....the more I learn about her, the more I like her....
See her nomination and acceptance here.


6 comments:

paradigmshifted said...

that's funny. i think the exact opposite. as a washingtonian, i think she's exactly more of the same. :)

Sharon said...

Hmmm, not sure I've seen anyone like her here...

notesfromthefrugaltrenches.com said...

I think she was a very calculated choice, women vote etc!

Sharon said...

@notes,
Absolutely. Everything has been calculated..especially to make McCain "look good". I think she was a calculated choice based on her conservative approach as well as the fact that she was a woman. I don't vote based on race or gender. But there is certainly going to be a very entertaining VP debate. I believe she offers something very different..let's just hope Washington doesn't destroy her!

paradigmshifted said...

@ sharon -
she's in the middle of an ethics investigation, and she exercises questionable judgment in putting her political ambitions before her family. sounds like everyone else in washington!

but i don't think washington will destroy her - i think she sounds like she can take care of herself. :)

Grace. said...

Ah, Sharon--

I know that I'm far more liberal politically than you are, but. . .

If McCain expects to woo previous Hilary supporters such as myself, does he really think Palin will do it for me?

Do I want the mayor of a village or the governor of a sparsely-populated state known for political corruption (yes, I know she is the reform candidate, and I do wish her well for that) running a country? Given McCain's age and health, she really could become the president.

And then--while I have always supported working women, it does make me cringe that the mother of a special needs five month old baby wants to spend all her time not just working, but traveling around campaigning. She can't be Veep from her hometown in Alaska.

And then, there's her 17 year old pregnant daughter--again, it's not that she's to blame for that, but wouldn't you think she'd want to be more hands on with the girl, other than pushing her to get married at her age?

There's just so much in this decision that was a whole lot less than brilliant.