Sarah Palin for Vice President

Google “Sarah Palin Vice President” and you’ll be amazed at the number of links the search generates. Those of you who are hard-core political blog junkies already know this, but those of my readers who visit Moralia for my non-political posts may not know much about this young (for a politician) woman who is on John McCain’s short list of potential running mates.

Born in 1964, the same year I was, Sarah Palin is the Republican governor of Alaska, the youngest governor ever elected in that state. (She was 42 at the time.) She and her husband Todd Palin, a commercial fisherman, have five children, the eldest a son who enlisted in the U.S. Army at age 18 last year, the youngest a son born with Down Syndrome earlier this year, and three daughters in between. McCain also has a son serving in the military, and if he does choose Palin, the ticket will be the first in a very long time in which both candidates have sons who would be put in harm’s way as a result of U.S. military policies. Certainly a McCain-Palin administration could not be accused of unfeelingly sending other people’s sons off to fight their wars.

Pesonally, I would love to see McCain choose Palin, and not just because I’m a woman and want to see a woman as president or vice president. I wouldn’t have voted for Hillary if she’d won her party’s nomination, and I’d be disappointed if McCain chose Condoleeza Rice as his running mate, as some pundits have suggested. It’s because I think a McCain-Palin ticket would both energize the Republican base, and attract a lot of moderate and independent voters, particularly younger people and younger women especially.

To find out more about Sarah Palin, check out Adam Brickely’s blog Palin for VP, which has links to dozens of news stories and websites about the Alaska governor and her qualifications for national office.

Comments 3

  1. Bowden Russell wrote:

    And Palin is head-and-shoulders more intelligent and better looking than anything that Obama could even look at.

    Go Sarah!!!!

    Posted 19 Aug 2008 at 10:30 pm
  2. Patrick wrote:

    How about Sarah Palin for President instead? McCain can be Secretary of State.

    Posted 20 Aug 2008 at 3:06 am
  3. Ted wrote:

    Despite the Dems and the allied main stream media’s desperation to see Romney as McCain’s Veep, Mitt is clearly out, with (1) Obama doubling down on the class warfare theme (McCain’s 7 houses) and (2) McCain doubling down with ads showing the hypocrisy of Biden attacking Obama in the primaries — Romney did way more than that contra McCain.

    This leaves only Govs Sarah Palin and Tim Pawlenty. Pro-abortion Ridge and Dem-Lieberman were never real considerations, despite relentless media goading. Pawlenty’s lackluster TV performances, coupled with Palin pizzazz, the primacy of oil drilling and the ticked off women/Hillary voters, does now portend a McCain/Palin checkmate on the Dems. This is so albeit the Dems and liberal media dare not mention Palin’s name, that is, everyone but…..

    And if there’s any question as to Palin being uniquely positioned and able to more than nullify Biden in debate, see the excellent discussion at

    Team McCain, well done!!!

    Posted 26 Aug 2008 at 2:14 am

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