Sarah Palin: All The Right Wing Cred McCain Can Get

The choice of Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin as John McCain’s Vice Presidential nominee is an absolute masterstroke. It truly is, and for a number of reasons.

Palin has been quoted as being tenacious. The senior pastor (Ed Kalnins) at Palin’s church, the Assembly of God, said of Palin: “Once she understands a truth, she bites down on it and won’t let go of the truth.” This tells me that a) she’ll research what she’s talking about, b) form her decision on the subject, and c) she’ll stick to her beliefs until step a) reveals more information, then she’ll re-evaluate. The United States could very well deal with that kind of skill and decision making, particularly as it’s something many on the Left side of politics say that neither the current President nor the current Vice President are capable of.

Palin is also unafraid to not pull the Republican party line. While mayor of Wasilla and later Governor of Alaska, she was unafraid to propose new projects and different ways of resolving issues facing her communities which were in contradiction of the proposals put forward by other Republicans in the party, and her stance on ethics was a major contributor to her being elected to Governor in a landslide against previous Republican Governor Frank Murkowski. While she has had her moments of being rather divisive, she also has a lot of talent for working in a team.

Sarah Palin was on the school basketball team, the Wasilla Warrior girls’ team, and led them to a five-point win in the State finals. It was in basketball when she earned the nickname “Sarah Barracuda”, for her playing skill and on court aggression. Being on a sports team is one of the fastest way to pick up vital skills in how to work as a team and how to support other members in the team, and most importantly, how to achieve group goals. This is undoubtedly an experience which gave her an important boost in her professional life, and probably helped her in building the cohesive family she has now.

Palin’s family is obviously quite important to her, which is why she has what appears to be a strong relationship with her husband, and five charming children. Her children are Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper and Trig, all names which sound unusual but actually aren’t. Track is in the United States Army, and will be serving in Iraq. Bristol has been ill from school, although some of the nastier Left-wing people claim that it’s not from mononucleosis, but because it was actually 17-year-old Bristol who was pregnant, not her mother. This is slanderous rubbish, and those propagating such a thing should be ashamed of themselves.

The real matter of whether Bristol carried Trig to term is easily solved. Have a look at the following image, taken not long after John McCain announced Palin as his Vice Presidential Nominee, and sourced from Meghan McCain’s website. There is no way possible that Bristol (who is married to her high school sweetheart) has had a child in April and is that heavily pregnant with a child today. I think we can put that bullshit rumour to rest.

Trig is five-months-old now, and has Downs Syndrome, something that Governor Palin knew before Trig was born, and it’s possibly a very good reason as to why Palin didn’t reveal her pregnancy until later in her term. Once she became aware that her son had Downs Syndrome, she probably chose to keep it quiet from the media until she had fully prepared herself, her husband, and her other four children. It’s highly possible that this is the reason that colleagues weren’t fully informed about her pregnancy until late in her term. I have no doubt that Palin and her husband would have prepared themselves as much as possible for having a child with special needs, and I commend her standing by her pro-life policies.

Palin’s pro-life stance is one I don’t completely agree with, but I admire her for having a sense for the sanctity of human life. Unlike Palin, I would permit abortion in the case of rape or incest, because I’m certain of the emotional pain that the woman would go through if she didn’t at least have the choice. I would also permit it in the case that either mother or child may be lost otherwise. I certainly don’t support it as a form of contraception though. It’s Palin’s strong reverence for life that I find attractive about her pro-life stance, and I admire her for it and for her faith.

Sarah Palin and her family attend the Wasilla Assembly of God Church, a church with a good, healthy set of Christian beliefs. Governor Palin seems quite sure of herself and her beliefs, and having listened to a number of sermons of the Wasilla Assembly of God Church, I think Governor Palin, Vice Presidential Nominee, is in as sound spiritual hands as Presidential Nominee John McCain.

While Palin has strong feelings for the sanctity of human life, she’s being widely criticised for her pro-hunting stance and her lifetime membership of the National Rifle Association, and photos from her hunting and fishing expeditions are emerging along with some very weak arguments from the animal liberation lobbyists. I don’t think the animal liberation lobbyists have a very good understand of hunting however. They clearly don’t realise that if a hunter has done a proper job, it’s a clean shot and the animal never even feels it. Personally, I like the pro-hunting, pro-guns policies of Governor Palin.

Governor Palin is also an impressive public speaker, a skill which was probably refined during her time as a beauty pageant contender. During these competitions, she would have learned to compose herself in front of large crowds, speak publicly, and conduct herself with maturity. This is certainly a great set of skills America needs for a Vice President.

Sarah Palin also has real life, on the ground (and water) life experience, not just in politics, but also in helping her husband, Todd Palin, out with his commercial fishing business, hauling in fish and other assorted but necessary duties. With her life experience, executive experience, and 80% approval rating in Alaska, she’s likely to bring the State home in the 2008 Presidential Election.

Palin will also solidify the Right to vote for McCain, who is too center-left for many conservatives. Palin will act as a good balance for McCain, and will also attribute her age and experience in an executive position to the role of Vice President.

Good pick McCain!

21 Responses to “Sarah Palin: All The Right Wing Cred McCain Can Get”

  1. Gramfan Says:

    OT – Ash, Nilk,,
    Any know where Andrew Bolt is?
    Nothing since the wee small hours of Sunday, other than his appearance on Insiders.
    Just hope he is ok.

  2. Ash Says:

    Haven’t a clue Gramfan. He’s been ill, but I hope he’s alright too.

    It’s unlike him to go so quiet unless there’s something wrong 😦

  3. Angus Dei Says:

    God, she still looks gorgeous covered in blood and guts after a day of commercial fishing! LOL!

  4. Gramfan Says:

    Thanks Ash.

    I haven’t seen this before. He usually says he is going away. Not even the mods have put any comments up.
    I am guessing he is not well – he looked a bit “grey” on Insiders.

    I’ll keep checking back.
    Not a word on the site explaining anything.

  5. heroic Says:

    Whereas previously, a Down’s child could be born without the prior knowledge of the mother, going forward, a parent with a Down’s child will likely have made a conscious choice to have that child. As prenatal testing for trisomy 21 becomes ubiquitous, Down’s children (and eventually those with other genetic disorders) will increasingly become symbols of faith – a freak show meant to communicate the “family values” of their parents. The children will become public sacrifices made by their parents for their faith. They will be a symbol of religious reverence in the same way as the scarred backs of Catholics who flagellate themselves, or Buddhist monks who set themselves on fire, or Sunni Muslims who mutilate their girl’s genitals or Shiites who bloody their children’s heads with swords.

    Genuine moral virtues – such as integrity, honesty, and productivity are not useful as evidence of religious virtue. To the extent that their practical benefit is visible to everyone, they do not represent the special domain of religion. To demonstrate religious virtue, it is necessary to sacrifice authentic moral values in favor of “religious” values. The particular object of the sacrifice is not important – there is nothing particularly “biblical” about being prolife (the Christian bible just as easily supports the opposite position.) If Christian fundamentalists decided that cutting of one’s hand sufficed as proof of moral virtue, they would be wrong to do so, but not much more so than the numerous other ways that people find to be self-destructive.

    What is really vicious about fundamentalists in America is that the prey on the most vulnerable –poor pregnant young girls and women, those dying from painful terminal illnesses, the loved ones of brain-dead patients, — and children afflicted with terrible genetic illnesses. One can at least grasp the moral indifference with which a fundamentalist can force a single young mother to abandon her goals and dreams and condemn her and her child to poverty. But what can we say about a parent that chooses a life of suffering upon their child? If we are morally outraged by child rapists, how should we judge a parent who chooses a lifetime of suffering on their own child?

  6. Ash Says:

    …what can we say about a parent that chooses a life of suffering upon their child?

    Have you ever actually met someone with Downs Syndrome? They can be some of the most tremendously happy people.

  7. Gramfan Says:

    Merci beaucoup! Danke schoen, etc etc.

    I looked at Kae’s earlier and it wasn’t there.
    (had also noticed Blair’s
    site was a bit quieter than usual.)

  8. Gramfan Says:

    Bolt’s b-a-c-k!! Woohoo!!

  9. Angus Dei Says:

    I don’t guess there’s such a thing as a “heroic” epic fail, so I guess abject epic fail will have to do.

    Don’t worry, your obvious lack of any ability to logically string two thoughts together immunizes you from a flaying.

    Consider yourself lucky to be so stupid.

    But, thanks for the laugh.

  10. Col. Milquetoast Says:

    Remarkable that heroic condemns those who would limit choice and then suggests that there should have been no choice for Palin.

    heroic (who probably won’t read this because he’s probably too busy pasting the same comment on other blogs), you should volunteer at Special Olympics and observe. But I recommend that you don’t go around telling everyone their kids would be better off dead.

  11. J.M. Heinrichs Says:

    The locals here come from a variety of backgrounds and such, but we do try to avoid associations with the head-bangingly stupid sort. Take your fundamentally SFB self off to DU land where you can consort with your peers of the Moving Target on a Machine Gun Range ilk.

  12. connie c. Says:

    i guess you are eating crow about now; seems her daughter is preggers!! wow, not thats a platform she can be proud of…..

  13. Ash Says:

    Why would I eat crow over that Connie? It means nothing more than her daughter is in a happy, committed relationship where she and the father are going to raise the child together and it will be born into a completely stable family unit, rather than murdered before it’s born merely because the timing may be inconvenient.

  14. Patrick Chester Says:

    Ash: She’s trying to fling distractions in the hopes that people will forget their earlier claims about Trig’s parentage.

  15. Ash Says:

    Patrick, they’re taking it very badly that they now look like complete idiots and have lost overwhelming amounts of credibility, if they ever had any to begin with.

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  17. scary palin Says:

    sarah palin is scary, just plain scary.

    obama/biden ’08

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  19. Dave Says:

    Scary Palin – Cute. Original. So what is scary about her? She’s pro life, not a murderer of innocents. She hunts – something you’ll wish you could do if Obama runs this joint in to the ground and we all starve casuse we’re forced to grow all our food for China. She can fish, play hoops, look good in a bikini, and she’s straight. Oh, and she believes in God, while the lefties believe in themselves. Which is why when times get tough, lefties lose it. Us consrvatives are relaxed and not rioting in the streets because we can’t marry in the same sex legally. Putz… Anyway, gotta go buy more Ammo and guns and bury it with an extra couple bibles…

  20. jones Says:

    a tough woman but her daughter had a child before marriage,a part of american culture,and then her boyfriend left as 90% men believe why buy the cow when the milk is free so a country where the leaders are like this what about the rights of women,having pageant shows showing naked women is definitely not a way for women to over power men but it is to become their servants.

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