Sarah Palin for Vice President!
Ann Althouse presents a few reasons why John McCain ought to consider Alaska governor Sarah Palin for his vice presidential choice.
She won my heart by NOT aborting her unborn child that she knew had Down’s Syndrome.
About Governor Palin:
Sarah’s parents arrived in Alaska in 1964 to teach school in Skagway.
After moving to the Valley and graduating from Wasilla High, Sarah earned her Journalism degree from the University of Idaho. She worked in media and the utility industry before beginning her public service 14 years ago.
Sarah was elected to two terms on the Wasilla City Council, and then two terms as the Mayor / Manager of Alaska’s fastest growing community. During her tenure as Mayor she reduced property tax levels while increasing services and made Wasilla a business friendly environment drawing in new industry. The responsibility of managing dozens of employees including a growing police department and public works department, and overseeing the multimillion dollar capital and operating budgets provided her with hands-on, 21st Century relevant administrative experience. Sarah’s demonstrated leadership was also recognized when she was elected by her mayoral peers as President of the Alaska Conference of Mayors. In this role, she worked with local, state and federal officials to promote solutions to the needs of Alaska’s communities.
Sarah served as Chairman of Alaska’s Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, which regulates Alaska’s most valuable non-renewable resources: oil and gas. She also served on the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission. Sarah was named one of Alaska’s "Top 40 Under 40", Alaska’s Public Works "Person of the Year", and was recently inducted into the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society at Alaska Pacific University.
Married to the three-time champion of the world’s longest snowmachine race (the Iron Dog), Sarah’s husband is also a lifelong Alaskan and is a production operator on the North Slope. Todd and Sarah commercial fish together in Bristol Bay, being joined at their sites with their kids: Track, Bristol, Willow, and Piper. The state’s Alaska Native heritage plays an important role in the life of this family.
Sarah is currently an elected board member of Valley Hospital, has served on numerous boards and commissions throughout the State, and stays active as a marathon runner, sports team mom, hockey manager and school volunteer.
Sarah’s a lifetime member of the NRA and enjoys hunting, fishing, Alaska history, and all that Alaska’s great outdoors has to offer.
Table of contents for Palin
- Sarah Palin for Vice President!
- Palin for VP Bandwagon
- I Favor the Draft
- Thank You, John McCain!
- Palin Has Been to Iraq Theater of Operations
- Ten Sarah Palin Props
- Why Sarah Palin?
- Slamming Sara Palin
- Politico Does Not Trash Palin
- Palin Pursued By Left
- Sarah Palin as a Beauty Queen
- Loser Says Palin Banned Books
- Palins Speech From Her Foes
- Joe Biden on His Differences with Sarah Palin
- Code Word Update
- Washington Syndrome
- Palin Smear Campaign Traced to Barry Obama
- Sarah Palin – Wow!
- Sarah Palin on Hugh Hewitt
- Palin Debates “Can I Call You Joe?”
- Sarah Calls Rush
- Palin Rap on SNL
- Hot, Smokin Hot, Jeri Thompson on Hannity
- Sarah Palin Supports Alaska National Guard
- Palin Visits Deployed Guard Troops
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