Saturday, August 30, 2008

Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska, now VP choice

On August 29th, 2008 Senator John McCain the Republican candidate for the office of the president of these here United States of America (USA), selected a running mate. He selected for the Vice President position the 44 year old, outdoor enthusiast governor of the 49th state, the largest state, one time beauty queen, athlete, and mother, Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska.

An avid hunter, Governor Palin brought down a moose, gutted it, and later enjoyed hamburgers made of moose meat. What a gal! Her fifth child born April, 2008 was diagnosed before birth to have Down syndrome and asked if she wanted the pregnancy to continue (abortion). Sarah Palin selected to allow the child to continue on through the birth canal to enjoy life and refused any further testing before birth. The governor said when she looks at her infant, she sees perfection.

This is a video salute to this wonderful American, this delightful and blessed mother.

The music and theme played during the photos is of the French actor Maurice Chevalier in the movie "Gigi," singing "Thank Heaven for Little Girls." The idea to use this selection in reference to the governor came from listening to the radio talk show host Michael Savage on August 29th, 2008.


Merge Divide said...

As much as I may resent what I see as some of the most exploitive politics in recent times, I can't help thinking and talking about McCain's choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate. It's true that I am playing right into GOP hands by helping wipe the slate clean after this week's Democratic convention. But this is a fascinating scenario that I'm still trying to get my head around. This is Machiavellian strategy at its finest. Imagine making a decision of this magnitude, and doing it completely out of expediency. It's purely reactionary thinking on the part of the McCain campaign. Do you have any doubt that things would have gone down differently had Obama picked Hillary Clinton as his partner? I don't. Not at all.

Listening to the right wing pundits on talk radio, you'd think that this was sheer brilliance. The Christian branch of the GOP has been stroked. This woman is so "pro-life" that she had a kid that she knew was afflicted with Down's Syndrome. How wise and compassionate she must be to accept this "gift from God". She's accepted this beautiful presence in her life in such a self-sacrificing manner. It should be pointed out that anyone who makes the choice not to abort a fetus with such a severe disability is making a commitment to give of themselves in a way a parent of normally-functioning children can not ever truly understand. The amount of time and energy that the mother must invest are extraordinary*.

This Sarah Palin must truly be a noble soul, right? She's going to prioritize the sanctity of life. She's going to live up to her reputation as a crusader for "family values". She must be absolutely inexhaustible. As governor of a state of such crucial importance to the rest of the nation, she must call upon her extensive education and experience to look out for the interests of all US citizens, and not just the tens of thousands who elected her to office. And that's not all. Now she's agreed to take on a bigger role of service to our country. She's willing to accept the nomination to be our Vice President. Why is that? Well, as of the beginning of this month she didn't even know. In her own words "I still can’t answer that question until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the VP does every day?"

Well, in her case (should McCain win in November) she has to be prepared at any time to assume the duties of the presidency. If you're not aware of the state of John McCain's health, suffice it to say that the 72-year-old's prognosis is not especially favorable. So Palin really ought to be boning up on her prospective duties in the number 1 spot as well, because she is not what anyone could call especially well-informed when it comes to federal government (in fact she's never served in it). At the very least, she should spend some time studying Iraq. In an interview with Alaska Business Monthly in 2007, she was asked about the troop "surge" and she replied, "I've been so focused on state government, I haven't really focused much on the war in Iraq."

Of course that's a bit odd considering her oldest son is due for deployment to the Middle Eastern theater on September 11th of this year. But we've got to cut her some slack. She has a lot on her plate. I'm sure the investigation into her possibly unlawful dismissal of Alaska Public Safety Commissioner Walter Monegan is eating into her moose-hunting time. The results of that inquiry will be released on October 30th. Furthermore, she's going to be on the campaign trail for the next 60 odd days. In order for her to unleash her "Sarah Barracuda" persona on Joe Biden, she's going to have to receive a basic introduction to national policy and government, which should sufficiently complement her prestigious bachelor of arts degree in journalism from the University of Idaho.

And finally, the duties of motherhood never end. This will be a crucial time in the early development of her four-month-old disabled infant. And she's got four other kids to nurture. Hopefully she can carry over some of the burnished luster from her "Miss Congeniality" days that allowed her to finish second in the Alaska Beauty Pageant. Maybe she can take few a sips from John McCain's energy drink.

* Especially for a woman with four children who decides to have another at age 43, knowing that the risks of an abnormal pregnancy are dramatically heightened.

Captain USpace said...

This is going to be fun. History will be made, one way or another, and it looks more likely now that it will be the right history.

Even more Hillary supporters will go for McCain now. Obama is no longer a near certainty. Heaven forbid something happens to McCain, but I believe Palin would rise to the occasion. She has the right attitude. Everyone knows Obama is NOT ready for POTUS, Palin is only for the VP. Look at Dan Quayle.

YEY SARAH PALIN! YEY John McCain! Great pick! The 1st woman for the GOP VP? SCORE!

She's conservative! SCORE! She's a Governor! SCORE! She's pro-drilling! She's a hunter! SCORE! She's a hockey Mom and played basketball in school! SCORE! She's pro-life! And she respects women! SCORE! She fights corruption! SCORE! She's high-energy! SCORE! She's tough! SCORE! She's got 5 kids! SCORE! Her son is going to Iraq in the Armed Forces! SCORE! She's married to a Blue-collar professional! SCORE! She's smart! SCORE! She's young! SCORE!

And she's a Hotty to boot! SCORE! The Left is going to go nuts! SCORE!
absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
never elect a woman

who's a conservative
she's just a gender traitor

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
just HOPE to pay more taxes

DREAM about high fuel prices
CHANGE PROGRESS to move backwards

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Merge Divide said...


"Even more Hillary supporters will go for McCain now."

Why do you make this unsupported claim? Is it because you have some secret information that leads you to believe that McCain will be influenced by Palin to adopt Clinton's political agenda? Or is it because you think women are stupid? Explain yourself.

Let's give this a try in your language...

"YEY SARAH PALIN! YEY John McCain! Great pick!"

She's being investigated for abuse of power by a bipartisan coalition of Alaskan legislators! SCORE! That same investigation has already exposed her as a liar! SCORE! She wasn't even vetted properly before offered the VP job! SCORE! She doesn't know McCain, and vice versa! SCORE! She supported the Gravina Bridge project until the national media exposed it as a waste! SCORE! She pocketed the federal funds she received for construction that never happened! SCORE! Her own mother-in-law is doubtful that she's going to vote for her ticket! SCORE! She's using a four-month-old infant with Down's Syndrome as a political symbol! SCORE! She risked her infant son's life to give a political speech in Texas! SCORE! As of 2007, she admitted that she hadn't given any thought to the War in Iraq! SCORE! As of this past July she had no idea what the VP job entailed! SCORE! She doesn't consider polar bears a threatened species because that would interfere with Alaskan oil drilling! SCORE! She doesn't believe that man has contributed to global warming because she is a shill for "Big Oil"! SCORE! She is undereducated and incapable of assuming the presidency if McCain dies in office! SCORE!