Saturday, August 30, 2008

Meet Sarah Palin

Meet Sarah Palin
Women for John McCain are proud to welcome John McCain’s pick for Vice President of the United States of America, Sarah Palin - proving that John McCain and the Republican Party are only a quarter century behind the Democrats when it comes to women.

Only a true Maverick™ like John McCain could make a bold choice like Sarah Palin to be one heartbeat away from the presidency of a 72 year old, four-time cancer patient who “could” live through his own presidency:

U.S. life expectancy at birth is about 78 years…[f]or a seventy-something president, that could work out to two terms in office.

As Palin said in an interview with CNBC one month ago today, “As for that VP talk all the time, I’ll tell you, I still can’t answer that question until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the VP does every day?

Currently under an Alaska state ethics investigation, and with a reputation
as a temperamental “Barracuda” with “a predatory instinct that Palin
could turn on friend as well as foe” complementing McCain’s reputation
as “McNasty” and “Senator Hothead“, Sarah Palin brings broad appeal and a record of qualification and experience to the ticket that the Obama-Biden campaign can’t hope to match.

Sarah Palin appeals to a crucial swing voter constituency in this election: militantly anti-choice, anti gay rights, disaffected Hillary Clinton supporters who favor teaching creationism in public schools, are lifetime, card-carrying NRA members, supported Pat Buchanan’s run for president, and support oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as their signature issue.

“…Senator McCain is wrong on that issue. …I
think those politicians who don’t understand that… you know, they’re
living in La-La Land. And we’re in a world of hurt if their agenda

John McCain knows a thing or two about former beauty queens decades younger than he is.
As former Miss Wasilla, Sarah Palin played the flute, won the title of
“Miss Congeniality”, and went on to place second in the Miss Alaska
competition, before going on to work
“short stints as a television sportscaster for Anchorage stations,
‘between babies’,” (Palin is considered a hero by anti-abortion
activists for carrying her fifth child to term after early prenatal
tests revealed the baby would be born with Down Syndrome) and doing a
winter style photoshoot for Vogue.

The strategy of the John McCain campaign has been based on portraying Obama as inexperienced - and with over one year of experience
as the governor of the nation’s 47th most populous state, extensive
military experience defending our nation from the looming threat of
invasion by Siberian Yupiks
- and previous executive experience as part-time mayor and city council
member of the city of Wasilla, Alaska (population 5,500), Sarah Palin adds major foreign policy heft to the ticket, as the woman who will be a heartbeat away from the presidency.

With this choice, McCain is signaling that he is
preparing for ideological battle, appealing to the far-right social
conservative base that he called “agents of intolerance” when he ran
against George Bush in 2000.

They hope to attract women who don’t know her, and perhaps even some
who don’t yet believe that women’s reproductive health is genuinely
threatened by policies reducing access to contraception currently
proposed by the Bush Administration, and by the promise to overturn Roe
v. Wade that McCain has underscored with Palin’s selection.

Conservative icon Pat Buchanan called Palin’s selection, “the
biggest political gamble, just about, in American political history.
This will energize the base.” Palin was a supporter of Pat Buchanan
when he ran for President...

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