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And McCain Chooses Sarah Heath Palin! An Extraordinary Choice

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Alaska Governor Sarah H. Palin

Alaska Governor Sarah H. Palin

What a surprise she is!  Especially after watching the Democrats debate for nearly two years having a female in the person of Hilliary Clinton at the top or No. 2 spot on their ticket, it was actually the Republicans, with a candidate who turns 72 today, picking a pro-life woman three years younger than Obama, who’s been a city councilwoman, a tax-cutting mayor and an anti-pork barrel state chief executive.  Some might say it is fitting coming from a “maverick” Republican.  Remember, it was Ronald Reagan who gave America its first female Supreme Court Justice!

And for you crazy Obamabots, try to remember this before you make bigger fools out of yourselves: How many years was John F. Kennedy a Senator before becoming President? And before he was a United States Senator, what was his executive experience?  None.  Palin was a City Councilman and Mayor before getting elected Governor.

Ohio House Speaker Jon Husted said that backers of Hillary Clinton have “found someone to support today. If they weren’t already in McCain’s camp, this is just another reason to be there.”

From the Seattle Times:

Republicans in Congress this June united to defeat a proposed windfall tax on oil companies, deriding it as a bad idea that would discourage investment in U.S. oil exploration.

Things worked out far differently in the GOP stronghold of Alaska, a state whose economic fate is closely tied to the oil industry.

Over the opposition of oil companies, Republican Gov. Sarah Palin and Alaska’s Legislature last year approved a major increase in taxes on the oil industry — a step that has generated stunning new wealth for the state as oil prices soared.


Also see this post, and others in this blog about Governor Palin!

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Short Biography

Sarah Heath Palin (born February 11, 1964) is the current Governor of Alaska, and a member of the Republican Party. She is the first female governor of Alaska, its youngest, and is the first governor born after Alaska achieved statehood. Brought to statewide attention because of her whistleblowing on ethical violations by state Republican Party leaders, she won election in 2006 by first defeating the incumbent Governor in the Republican primary, then a former Democratic Alaskan Governor in the general election.
Details of Palin’s personal life have contributed to her political image. She hunts, eats moose burgers, ice fishes, rides snowmobiles, and owns a float plane. Palin holds a lifetime membership with the National Rifle Association. She admits that she used marijuana when it was legal in Alaska, but says that she did not really like it.
Palin holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Idaho where she also minored in politics. She briefly worked as a sports reporter for local Anchorage television stations, while also working as a commercial fisherman with her husband, Todd, her high school sweetheart. One summer when she was working on Todd’s fishing boat, the boat collided with a tender while she was holding onto the railing; Palin broke several fingers. Outside the fishing season, Todd works for BP at an oil field on the North Slope and is a champion snowmobiler, winning the 2000-mile “Iron Dog” race four times. The two eloped shortly after Palin graduated college; when they learned they needed witnesses for the civil ceremony, they recruited two residents from the old-age home down the street. Todd is a Native Yup’ik Eskimo. The Palin family lives in Wasilla, about 40 miles (64 km) north of Anchorage.
On September 11, 2007, the Palins’ son Track joined the Army. Eighteen years old at the time, he is the eldest of Palin’s five children. Track now serves in an infantry brigade, and will be deployed to Iraq in September. She also has three daughters, Bristol, 17, Willow, 13, and Piper, 7. On April 18, 2008, Palin gave birth to her second son, Trig Paxson Van Palin, who has Down syndrome.(Sarah returned to the office three days after giving birth.) Palin refused to let the results of pre-natal genetic testing change her decision to have the baby. “I’m looking at him right now, and I see perfection,” Palin said. “Yeah, he has an extra chromosome. I keep thinking, in our world, what is normal and what is perfect?” .From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Posted by Ridgeliner on August 29, 2008 at 3:59 am PDT
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Written by Ridgeliner7

Friday, August 29, 2008 at 4:04:47 AM

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  1. […] picking a pro-life woman three years younger than Obama, who??s been a city councilman and mayorhttps://ridgeliner7.wordpress.com/2008/08/29/and-mccains-choice-is/Sarah HeathHamel No UK record – possibly overseas – see James Frances Heath, Sarah&8217s nephew, who […]

    sarah heath

    Friday, August 29, 2008 at 10:08:20 AM

  2. An extraordinary choice,congrats Sarah Palin,God bless you and all your family!!!

    octavpelin

    Saturday, August 30, 2008 at 8:38:55 AM

  3. I am a simple, ordinary folk and citizen of the World but looking in on this outrageous choice of a presidential running mate could only mean that Republican John McCain is losing it (at 72, senility is a pretty common theme!).

    As a global follower of the US Presidential Election 2008, this is obviously a ‘White Flag’ sign of early surrender by the Republican Party to concede defeat even before the ‘duel’ starts! Barack Obama is deservedly being handed the Presidency on a gold and silver platter by McCain! WOW!

    peacelovekindness

    Saturday, August 30, 2008 at 12:06:43 PM

  4. Looks good to me.

    Some us get tired of hearing lesbians try to lie their way into office.

    Happy to see there are still real women out there.

    batguano101

    Saturday, August 30, 2008 at 12:27:44 PM

  5. Thanks for the comment, peacelovekindness.

    It always amuses me to read the take of someone used to living in a Socialist society on our elections. Obviously your “take” on this election is filtered through our corrupt mainstream media, so you can’t help reaching the conclusions you have….

    Ridgeliner

    Saturday, August 30, 2008 at 2:47:32 PM

  6. Batguano, I was going to ask what you meant by the lesbian comment, then looked again at your screen name……

    Ridgeliner

    Saturday, August 30, 2008 at 2:50:12 PM


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