Humor, Politics

More Palin Material, Oh Boy, This is Fun!

08.31.08 | Comment?

From the ripe old year of 1988, hair was big, and the Iditarod was bigger. If McCain wins, we’ll have for sure, the only VP who was ever a sports caster…

From Wrapped-in-the-flag.com comes a great visual of the VP selection:

But I did sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night says Sarah Palin, the experienced chief executive from up north

Finally, a view from a blogger up north on Gov Palin and her exploits. Well worth a read – particularly around “trooper gate” – which gives us all a view on her executive experience and judgment…

There is no doubt in my mind that many Alaskans are feeling pretty excited about this. But we live in our own little bubble up here, and most of the attention we get is because of The Bridge to Nowhere, polar bears, the indictment of Ted Stevens, and the ongoing investigation and conviction of the string of legislators and oil executives who literally called themselves “The Corrupt Bastards Club”.

So seeing our governor out there in the national spotlight accepting the nomination for Vice Presidential candidate is just downright surreal. Just months ago, when rumors surfaced that she was on the long version of the short list, she was questioned if she’d be interested in the position. She said she couldn’t answer “until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the VP does every day. I’m used to being very productive and working real hard in an administration. We want to make sure that that VP slot would be a fruitful type of position, especially for Alaskans and for the things that we’re trying to accomplish up here….”

There is no doubt that Palin has fierce territorial loyalties. When elected governor there was much concern because she came right out and said she would favor her own home town of Wasilla (where she was mayor) and its surrounding environs collectively known as “the Valley” while leading the state. And it’s obvious from her statement that Alaska was on her mind when accepting the VP nod (see my emphasis above).

Read the whole entry.

One has to wonder if McCain will regret this choice…in the meantime, there’s a whole new set of things to poke fun at!

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