Skip to comments.Sarah Palin Pick Trumps Obama-Biden
Posted on 09/01/2008 11:22:41 AM PDT by Jeff Head
On August 29, 2008, Republican Presidential nominee, John McCain, announced Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska as his VP running mate. That selection has trumped and checkmated the Obama-Biden ticket.
Coming the day after Obama's historic acceptance speech at the Democratic convention, which speech and Obama's earlier pick of Joe Biden as his own VP running mate, were expected to be the top news item leading into the Republican convention the following week, McCain's pick of Sarah Palin however completely eclipsed those events.
In less than 24 hours, Obama's day in the sun had been come under a cloud of shadow and was relegated to history being completely upstaged by the Palin choice. The news cycles have talked about nothing else since in terms of the presidential politics.
The choice by McCain has stunningly energized the conservative base of the Republican party, an important segment McCain had his own problems with. But by choosing Palin, a staunch conservative, he has revitalized his commitment and perception in that area. Many conservatives who had relegated themselves to simply voting against Obama, are now more than willing to for "for" PaLin.
The choice also reached out directly to independents and dissaffected Democratic voters, particularly women, who were so sorely disappointed by Hillary Clinton's narrow loss and the way they had been treated since Obama sealed the nomination. Particularly in overlooking Hillary Clinton, who won 18 million votes in the primaries, and actually had more votes than Obama, those disaffected women are also excited about Palin, and indicatiung by the tens of thousands on blogs and disaffected Hillary voter sites on the web that they intend to cross over and vote for her and McCain.
The Obama campaign and DNC, curiously, have already launched all out attacks against the choice and Palin herself, indicating that she does not have enough executive or national experience.
Excuse me? She does not have enough executive experience?
A simple analysis of the relative experience levels of Sarah Palin compared to either Democratic candidate puts this to rest. For over the past decade, Sarah Palin has been involved in executive decision making at increasing levels of elected positions of public trust. Obama has no executive experience, Biden has no executive experience. During that time, Palin left off running an actual private business in Alaska, a commercial fishing business and was elected to her city council and then, in quick order to be Mayor of her home town. She did so well there that she was ultimately elected to be Governor of the State of Alaska, managing 17,000 personnel and a 9 billion dollar budget. Obama and Biden have absolutely no comparable experience at all, neither of them.
Mayor Sarah Palin executing her duties as Mayor.
Sarah Palin being sworn in as Governor
Governor Sarah Palin executing her duties as Governor, signing legislation.
Governor Sarah Palin acting in her capacity as the executive of the State.
In Alaska, as Governor, Sarah is also the Commander in Cief (CINC) for the Alaskan National Guard. This is a critical national assignment as Alaska sits on the border with Russia where Air National Guard aircraft intercept Russian Bear aircraft. Sarah Palin has taken her role as the Commander seriously, regularly visiting the units and coming to understand their duties and capabilites.
Governor Sarah Palin meeting in the field with Guard Units.
Governor Sarah Palin, and avid shooter herself, learns the operation of equipment of guard units (She's manning the gun).
As Governor, Sarah has helped devise and push through a project for the largest natural gas line in the history of the US...taking on entrenched politicians (on both sides of the aisle), lobby groups, and large corporations in the process. Her involvement with, and her understanding of, the Energy issue is unmatached by either Democratic candidate.
Outside of her direct role as Governor and speaking more to her personal values and commitment to them, Sarah walks the walk on the pro-life issue. Having found out well in advance of delivery that her youngest child would have downs syndrome, she and her husband thanked God for the blessing and brought the baby into a loving home. (By contrast, Obama has stated publically that he doesn't want his children "punished" with a baby).
As Governor, Palin actually visited the wounded soldiers in Germany, while Obama, when given the same opportunity in Europe, refused to comply with Defense Department guidelines regarding his entorage, and skipped that part of his schedule.
Beyond all of this, there is also a part of Sarah Palin that most hard working, patriotic, and committed Americans are coming to adore about her. She is real. She is authentic. Not only has she stood up to corrupt politics and the old networks that have produced so much waste, fraud, and "bridges to nowhere", she is also a regular person, and authentic all-American girl, wife, mother, and citizen.
She has actually walked the walk of reform and change instead of just talking about it.
She does not come from privelege, did not aspire to it, or become placed in it. She did not attend the Ivy lLeague or prestigous schools. She has gotten to where she is by pure honesty, integrity, and strength of charachter and has been raising five kids and enjoying life while doing so.
Sarah Palin loves to Four-wheel and fly with her family in Alaska.
Sarah Palin loves to fish in Alaska.
Sarah Palin loves to hunt in Alaska.
..and, oh, did I mention? Sarah Palin loves to shoot.
All of this drives the leftist and anti-American crowd mad. Sarah Palin is the real deal. Young, refreshing, committed wife, mother, American citizen. She is the real deal when it comes to the change that is so much needed in American politics, particularly in Washington. John McCain must be congratulated for vetting her, seeing this, and putting her on the national stage.
She represents in fact, and in her own actions, what so many others (including Obama and the entrenched Biden) only talk about, and then go on with business as usual.
Obama, in his own actions and positions as a State Senator (voted merely present so many time in the State Senate, but voted no defending the Born Alive Abortion Protection Act there), in his own actions and positions as a US Senator (spent only 144 days on the job before beginning his campaign for the President, but in those short days was recognized as the Senator with the furthest left record), and particularly in his own willful associations of long standing with hateful, racists individuals like Jeremiah Wright (who preached "Not God bless American, No, No, No, God Damn America!) to Obama and his children, and with the likes of Bill Ayers, the unrepentant, arrogant, and militantly anti-American political connection where Obama kicked off his own political career, who bomber the US Pentagon, the US Capitol, and NY City Polic Headquarters and then claimed in an interview published on 911 that his only regreet was that he had not done enough...no with such actions and such associations (npot to mention TOni Rezco, Pleger, and others), Obama has proven that his change is precisely the type we do not want or need in Washington.
I can’t believe 10,000 moonbat protestors are in St. Paul protesting while people are suffering in New Orleans. DemocRATS will never change. The “cause” always comes ahead of everything. Even human life. Anything for the party! Sieg Heil!!!!!
Newsweek Exclusive: Top Clinton Supporter John Coale Endorses McCain
John Coale, a prominent Washington lawyer, husband of Fox TV host Greta Van Susteren and a supporter of Sen. Hillary Clinton, announced today that he was supporting John McCain for president. Coale, who traveled with Sen. Clinton, President Clinton and her family through out the primary season, complained of sexism, and said the Democratic Party is being taken over by the moveon.org types
Nice! Some great new photos (to me at least) in there!
They show themselves for what they are. The contrasts are compelling and not lost on the majority of Americans.
Thanks. Been putting this toegther and looking all over since Friday for the right mox.
I agree. I havent been this excited in quite awhile. I actually have a pep in my step. lol
If you want change in Washington D.C.
I mean you really want change.
Do you vote for the Fighter Pilot and the mother of 5?
Or do you vote for the two Lawyers?
Very, very well said. Both the graphic and the words that followed it. Amen.
I voting for the girl ... LOL.
If this works out, we may just have the next Reagan, wearing a skirt.
Thanks, JH.......some of these pics will make some moonbat heads explode, for sure!
I can’t believe the polling numbers! How could so many people either be ignorant of Obama’s past or be willing to accept it?
LadyGuv on the Ma Deuce is priceless.
Her parents have a bumper sticker on their truck that reads...
VEGITARIAN, AN OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER
Liberalism...Spreading the Misery.
Yes it is. All American kind of gal that.
And now they have been trumped and checkmated IMHO.
Excellent post, but truly, the pictures say it all.
Thanks...pass it on!
It's probably not such a big deal in Alaska, where one might freeze or starve getting to the mailbox. :)
Thanks for posting this Jeff. Wonderful pictures, clearly illustrates the difference between us and the liberals.
These folks are all American and people know it and can feel it.
McCain has to be given credit for the choice and bringing her, her story and her family to the fore.
The weasle McLaim could be a career KILLER..
Alaskans won't hold her guiltless if Mclaim veers left after being in office..
You know he will..
She will be painted like a pole cat or ferret..
I emailed her office with that sentiment..
He's a real, life long fisherman and also working on the north slope oil fields is no lark.
These people are a story worth telling and worth hearing.
Excellent post and pictures - great summary. And in a couple of months you’ll be able to add a picture of her soon-to-be grandchild, which will drive GrannyNannyPelosi, who took her grandchildren into the House chamber, just wild with envy: Sarah can take HER grandchild into the White House.
I believe we may avoid that. I believe he will stick with the drilling and may go for ANWR. I believe he will prosecute the war well. I believe he will keep taxes low and go after spending.
We just need to put absolute, full court, continuous pressure on him on immigration.
You are weclome. She’s a breath of fresh air in a very dank, foul smelling business.
McCain needs to convince the people that he chose her because she’s a reformer and took on the corrupt establishment in AK, not because she’s a woman.
The reality is that there are millions of disaffected Hillary supporters out there looking for a woman they can vote for. It's not the right reason, but it is the reality.
I applaud McCain for giving them a conservative one, who is a reformer and a fighter that they can fulfill their voting aspirations with, whle giving us a solid conservative on so many issues.
I believe it is going to lead to a large victory in November over the Obamanation.
Since Palin was announced the Pubbies have raised more money in three days than they have in any month of McCain's campaign!
She's going to get 'em!
Besides, she gets up at 3AM to go hunting so there'll be no problem with the phone calls.
Well, some people are coming to their senses!
Awesome essay and photo montage Jeff!
I can just see those fols trying to compare that to the old Dukakis pic in the tank.
Hehehe...thing is Sarah is not at all out of place there, where Dukakis clearly was.
These folks are all American and a very refreshing breath fo fresh air.
Id rather see it as the ring of a target with about six hits register well inside that ring.
Say, do you know if she can fly that float plane?
I can see her landing on the reflecting pond in DC......!!!
Thanks for the ping Jeff. Great thread. All the best to you and your family this Labor Day.
Been a while since I posted here but wanted to chime in. What a breath of fresh air this wonderful Palin family is. I was gonna sit this election out but not anymore. Full speed ahead for McCain and Sarah.
Thank you so much, Jeff, as ever, for your outstanding work in presenting Governor Palin to us in text and pictures! For myself, I couldn’t be happier about her selection as McCain’s Veep a brilliant, even inspired choice! She makes Obama look like a cardboard cut-out figure in contrast she’s “the real deal!”