Today John McCain named Alaska governor Sarah Palin as his running mate for the upcoming election. So who is Sarah Palin?
a The youngest person and first female to be elected governor of Alaska
a Began her political career in 1992, when she was elected to the city council of Wasilla, AK. She ran on a platform that would crack down on wastful spending and high taxes. Once elected, she followed through on campaign promises to cut her own salary.
a Served as Ethics Commissioner of the Alaska Oil and Gas Commission. Blew the whistle on fellow commissioners for legal violations and conflicts of interest. Later resigned due to a "lack of ethics" among fellow Republican leaders.
a Supports environmentally-friendly drilling in Alaska
a Staunchly pro-life. Gave birth to her fifth child in April 2008, despite genetic testing that indicated the baby had Down Syndrome.
a Staunchly against same-sex marriage. However, she signed into law legislation that allows benefits to same-sex domestic partners.
a Lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and Feminists for Life
I am looking forward to learning more about Sarah Palin in the days ahead. There has been little to excite the Republican party since John McCain became the forerunner and most other competition fell by the wayside. I don't lean entirely to the right, but it is good to see a shake-up every once in a while.
The next 67 days should be very interesting.
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