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The way to crush the middle class is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. – Vladimir Lenin


Posted by iusbvision on August 29, 2008

“Well, it’s always, though, safer in politics, to avoid risk; to just kind of go along with the status quo. But I didn’t get into government to do the safe and easy things. A ship in harbor is safe, but that’s not why the ship is built. Politics isn’t just a game of competing interests and clashing parties. The people of America expect us to seek public office and to serve for the right reasons.” – Sarah Palin

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin

Maverick meets Maverick. Sarah Palin the blue collar conservative populist governor of Alaska has agreed to join the McCain ticket as Vice President.

Here is a link to her acceptance speech some are calling the “Sarah vs. the “good ole boy network” speech.

While I am a bit of a cynic when it comes to politics, I have always been an admirer of Gov. Palin. She has very high approval ratings (80+%), she is as tough as nails, she has fought corruption, fought wasteful spending (instead of just talking about fighting it), she has Democrats and Independents in her administration, she is a former mayor, she says what she means and means what she says, she is very lovely, she comes from a union family, she is well spoken, she knows energy, labor and environmental policy better than almost anyone, she used to be a journalist, she has shown a willingness to take on her own party when needed.

There is another very personal reason that I admire Governor Palin. When she learned that her baby had Down Syndrome, she did not even consider getting an abortion. Whether you are pro-life or not, one must admire Palin who not only talks the talk, but walks the walk even in very painful and difficult circumstances.

Walking the walk is an ideal that she has passed on to her family. On September 11, Palin’s eldest son, who enlisted in the United States Army, is being deployed to Iraq.

Don’t for a minute think that Palin was picked just because she is a “cute chick”. Palin used to hunt big game such as moose; she is anything but timid. Early in the primary when no one new who the GOP nominee would be, when I thought of who would be the ideal vice-presidential candidate for any of the GOP presidential candidates, Sarah Palin was the first name that appeared on my mind.

UPDATE: – Obama campaign’s first reaction was to say that Palin lacks experience. It is now being echoed by Obama campaign surrogates such as Chuck Schumer. Palin is more qualified to be president than Obama is and they want to knock her for lack of experience. I think we have just discovered an all new definition of chutzpah. A governor makes more decisions in a month than a senator makes in a year. Executive experience is vastly different than making decisions as a tiny voice in a legislature. Early indicators are that the Obama campaign’s strategy will be to attack the girl…rest assured Palin will hit back.

Update II:– Palin’s nickname in school was “Sarah Barracuda” because of her athletic prowess. She led her high school basketball team to victory while playing with a stress bone fracture.

Update III: – Media Pundit, “Hurricane Sarah just hit the Democrats and it’s a cat. 10!”

UPDATE IV: VIDEO – Local Candidate for Congress Luke Puckett with Sarah. Be sure to look at Luke Puckett’s other Alaska Video’s here.

UPDATE V:Palin Addressed an Independent Party Convention in Alaska, to heck with bi-partisanship, can you say TRI-partisanship?

Update VI:Late Night CBS host Craig Fergusson on Sarah Palin:

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