When news spread about the selection of Sarah Palin this morning as John McCain’s running mate, I had to do a double take…I was shocked. I have to be honest and admit that I didn’t know too much about the governor of Alaska.
What do you think about this “bold” selection of Sarah Palin to the Republican ticket?
After doing some more research on her via the web and various new sources, my first thought: If McCain becomes president, I hope he’s very healthy. I’m not trying to be disrespectful but seems a little shocking that we’re a heartbeat away from Palin being President. Definitely a bold move…she seems like an extraordinary person but here comes the “experience” questions.
I was reminded of this comment in an earlier post:
One of the first things that I said to my husband when it became clear who the two candidates would be is that for the first time I will really be concentrating on who their VP choices are. I do thing that Senator Obama may very well risk his life if he comes president and looking at John McCain’s age and past health issues, he also has a higher potential of becoming incapacitated. I have not yet made up my mind who I am voting for, but I find that I am challenged more as a voter to not only research both candiates, but also their VP choices as they truly could be our next president. I confess that I am also really learning to pray for our nations leaders and their safety (which I should have been doing already).
Via the Wikipedia entry:
Sarah Louise (Heath) Palin (IPA: /ˈpeɪlɨn/; born February 11, 1964) is the Governor of Alaska and the presumptive Republican vice presidential nominee for the 2008 United States presidential election.
Palin was elected governor in late 2006 after defeating incumbent governor Frank Murkowski in the Republican primary and former Democratic governor Tony Knowles in the general election. She was the youngest person, and the first woman, to be elected governor of Alaska. Before becoming governor, Palin served two terms on the Wasilla, Alaska, City Council from 1992 to 1996, and was elected and re-elected mayor of Wasilla for two three-year terms in 1996 and 1999. She also ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor of Alaska in 2002. Palin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Idaho.
On August 29, 2008, Republican presidential candidate John McCain announced he had chosen Palin as his running mate, making her the second female vice presidential candidate representing a major political party after Geraldine Ferraro, and the first female vice presidential candidate of the Republican Party. She will also be the first politician from Alaska to run on a major national ticket for president or vice president.
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