Monday, January 21, 2008

Sarah Palin as a contender for VP?

It is not always customary to select a VP from the pool of presidential candidates... sometimes because of a conflict of who's REALLY in charge... sometimes it is because of heated campaigns against one another.

So, regardless of who the Presidential nominee is for the GOP, it is time to consider some excellent choices for VP outside of the current pool of presidential contenders.

I would like to discuss Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska.

There is an online movement to draft Sarah Palin as the VP candidate, and it is one that has caught my eye.

She is a perfect fit for any candidate in the GOP... here are her stances on the issues:

FREE MARKET – “I am a conservative Republican, a firm believer in free market capitalism. A free market system allows all parties to compete, which ensures the best and most competitive project emerges, and ensures a fair, democratic process.”

EDUCATION – "I envision a world class educational system founded upon the principles of safety, quality, social responsibility, parental involvement and fiscal accountability. Education is a service the state is mandated to provide. I strongly believe in providing an adequate level of funding to ensure high quality public schools. However, it will take more than money alone to pave the way toward better schools – it’s also going to take commitment and collaboration with all school districts and REAA’s to raise student performance and achievement. School districts must be held accountable at all times for the manner in which they expend public money."

GUNS AND HUNTING - “I am a lifetime member of the NRA, I support our Constitutional right to bear arms and am a proponent of gun safety programs for
Alaska's youth….I have always strongly supported the personal use of fish and game by Alaskans. I grew up hunting and fishing in Alaska, and I am proud to raise my children with this same uniquely Alaskan heritage. … Anti-hunting groups who oppose hunting and fishing rights will be the winners if we allow them to pit us against ourselves….As an Alaskan with strong beliefs on this issue, I am confident in my ability to build consensus among diverse user groups and reconcile the many competing interests in a manner.”

SMALL BUSINESS – “As Mayor and CEO of the booming city of Wasilla, my team invited investment and encouraged business growth by eliminating small business inventory taxes, eliminated personal property taxes, reduced real property tax mill levies every year I was in office, reduced fees, and built the infrastructure our businesses needed to grow and prosper.”

MILITARY - “I respect our military personnel and understand the importance of Alaska's National Guard. As I watched our military men and women being deployed I recognized how important it is for their families to know how much Alaska and America support them.”

HEALTH CARE – “I support flexibility in government regulations that allow
competition in health care that is needed, and is proven to be good for the
consumer, which will drive down health care costs and reduce the need for
government subsidies. I also support patients in their rightful demands to have
access to full medical billing information.”

SOCIAL ISSUES – “I am pro-life and I believe that marriage should only be
between and man and a woman.”

ENVIRONMENT – “Regimes to protect Stellar Sea Lions must be based on sound science not personal agendas…I will fight in every way possible to make sure that our fishing communities are protected from the personal agendas of federal fishery managers”

“I believe in protecting Alaska's environment through fair enforcement of our environmental laws. Having a clean record on environmental regulation is critical to getting ANWR open and maintaining our fisheries mining, timber, and tourism industries.”

It is refreshing when, especially in the GOP, there is a politician willing to stand up for ethics, and against corruption... especially in Alaska, where corruption in the government is a common occurrence.
She has a 90% approval rating in her state, and has a broad appeal across the conservative board. She is an outdoorsman, an ACTUAL lifelong hunter, a conservationist, pro-life, pro-marriage, and a defender of capitalism.
Why she isn't running for the top of the ticket??? I can only assume it is experience at this point... but 8 years as VP should take care of THAT!



  1. And she has a kid in the military, if I'm not mistaken. Very interesting!

  2. Welcome to Venezlaska Queen P, Chavez in drag in running down the place...
    A REASONABLE person could make a credible argument that our esteemed goveror, Sarah Palin, has taken leave of her ever-luvin’ senses.

    She proposed today a short-term energy plan to deal with rising energy costs in Alaska. To do that, she plans to hand each Alaskan a $100 “Energy Debit Card” each month for a years, and funneling surplus money — your money — to electric utilities to cut rate payer bills.

    The total tab? Something like $1.2 billion for the first year. That’s with a “b.”

    What’s next? If this is going to be an unabashed, unapologetic socialist state let’s rename it “VENEZLASKA.” Sarah wants to be YOUR VP.....Welcome to Socialist States of America

    PS Don't let the fact that Track joined the Army have anyting to do with his mother. It was his choice and his loser mother had no bearing on it.

  3. Her last child has Downs, I assume on principal she will refuse anything the state offers to such parents and children. The Republican way is, you are on your own. I expect she will insist on paying for the special schooling etc. NOT! Another hypocrite.

  4. So, she "had" to get married. I'm worried that she will lead the country in a direction where we "have" to go to war.