posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 08:30 PM
It is very interesting to me to see ATS respond to this pick.
Being a life-long Alaskan, and having met Sara Palin numerous times (her Governors office is on the 17th floor, mine is on the 12th floor).
Despite what the MSM says, she did NOT fire anyone. He quit. Walt was being re-assigned to a different appointment. He quit and drug out trash to
start controversy over his anger of being removed as Public Safety Commissioner.
Since she's been in office here, things have really gone quite well. We now have AGIA (Alaska Gasline Inducement Act) -- which was her brainchild.
We are all also getting a $1200 cut of the State's budget surplus to deal with the rise of heating oil.
She's a TOUGH woman. When her water broke, she was in Texas. She refused to have the baby there, and instead boarded a plane and flew hours back to
And NO, the baby is NOT her daughters. I have spoken to the nurses who helped deliver the baby.
She has a degree in political science and journalism -- and despite what many outsiders think -- Alaska politics deals with some juggernauts like
Exxon Mobile, Conoco Phillips ...ect, ect.
She is big on government transparency. When this whole "scandal" all you are talking about broke -- she stepped up and launched her own
open-to-the-public investigation to vindicate herself.
She's helped clean house of the "good old boys" -- and unlike many in Washington, doesn't come from money. Her husband works a middle class job,
she actually laid off the maids/cooks at the Governor's house because she "can and will do all the cooking".
And yes she is attractive...much more so in person -- she is also rather petite, about 5'3".
She is exactly what Washington needs right now -- a REAL person, not some corporate tycoon, or career politician. Someone who understands, and knows
first-hand what the average American deals with.
She goes fishing every year in Bristol Bay, her husband is a world-champion Snowmachiner (in the Iron Dog races).
Her first act was to sell the Governor's private jet that the previous Governor bought despite the public's disapproval.
Take it from someone who knows this woman better than 99% of those here -- she's tough enough, smart enough, and REAL enough to made some positive
changes if the Republicans win.
Somewhere, Obama has his head in his hands and is saying, "I should have chosen Hillary..."
And elsewhere, Hillary Clinton is having a temper tantrum screaming, "That was supposed to be ME!!! I was supposed to be VP!!!!"