Nine Weeks To Go And There Is A Breathe Of Fresh Air
By c.j. pollick
Good gracious, and just when some folks were beginning to think Sen. John McCain might pick a Mitt Romney or Joe Lieberman as his VP running-mate, he selects a young Governor from Alaska named Sarah Palin. Sarah Palin? Yep, said McCain, wait until you meet her.
And Americans met Sarah Palin at the GOP Convention in Minnesota. WOW. Gov. Sarah Palin came across as a breathe of fresh air to most independent voters and, perhaps more importantly, she clearly stated she was not a part of any good-old-boy special interest group. Sarah Palin identified with many hard-working Americans who struggle with family, finances, small business and other everyday issues. Sarah Palin has a son headed to fight for his country's security in Iraq and a husband who is part Alaskan Indian and a card-carrying Steel Workers Union man. The Palin’s are an example of what voters had dreamed about for many years -- a hard-working American who could one day become President of the United States of America. Sarah Palin came across as someone every American could trust to lead the country regardless of engrained political biases. Talk about a straight-talking lady, Sarah Palin is the real deal... and someone who could sweep the dirt out of Washington (as long as the liberal media would report her actions in a fair and balanced manner.)
The Way I See It, this is the candidate many women have anticipated and many men could support. The time has come for a woman as vice-president and Sarah Palin is that lady. What more could voters want? She comes from a hard-working American background void of politics. She has a degree in journalism, has five children, married to an Alaskan who is part Indian, supported her PTA, was/is an ice hockey Mom (to whom she equates to a pit-bull with lipstick), was the mayor of her city, had a government job where she was dismissed because she would not support corruption in the oil industry, ran against the GOP establishment in Alaska, was elected as Governor, cleaned the corruption in Alaska by re-hiring the man who was also fired because he would not support corruption, negotiated tough oil contracts with giant oil companies, sent profits back to the Alaskan people and asked the US Congress to not waste US taxpayer money by building a bridge to nowhere (if Alaskans wanted the bridge they would build it.) She is proud of America and supports our troops. She does not support higher taxes, like Obama, and believes government in Washington should be smaller and not bigger. She believes in our nation's security and, if elected, vows to bring fresh ideas to Washington. Bottom line, she said, I work for the people and not the reverse.
If there was a People's Party, as I had mentioned in past articles, Sarah Palin would be a great choice for the presidency. Sen. John McCain showed all voters that he could and would help to change the way things have been done in Washington-- his choice of Gov. Palin as vice-president is a reflection of McCain's independent views and willingness to break from old, stagnant political ties. If McCain wins the election, the selection of Palin might just have been the difference.
Star quality? No, she avoids those Obama-like comparisons. Sarah Palin would rather be compared to regular Americans trying to make ends meet at the end of a tough day. Perhaps it is time for more people in elected office to believe that the bottom-line is the American people and not a politician’s inflated ego. In eight weeks voters will decide which candidate they want in office appointing judges and passing laws for the next generation. Do we need more liberal judges sitting on the Supreme Court for the next 25 years? Do we need a bigger federal government telling us what we can do and how much of our wages we should send to Washington? Do we need a death tax that could take about 50% of one's estate (after one dies?)
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