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Sarah Palin Watch: Why Not Sarah for Vice President?

From the Club for Growth on Governor Sarah Palin’s political popularity

Jonah Goldberg over at National Review asks why shouldn’t Alaska Governor Sarah Palin be considered as John McCain’s Vice Presidential running mate?

If we’re consigned to choosing among Republicans for the Republican Veep (heh), I’m more and more keen on Sarah Palin. Yes, Yuval’s right that the GOP won’t beat the Democrats for excitement, but the GOP might excite particular constituencies. Palin is tackling the establishment in Alaska, including the oil and gas industry (much to the chagrin of some of my relatives!). She’s attractive (former Ms. Alaska). She could get some real profile out of this polar bear lawsuit. She reinforces McCain’s outsider-reformer-Western credentials. And, for the moderate soccer mom types who were all jazzed about Hillary being the first woman president, she might win a few suburbanite female swing-voters for the same reason. Obama is going to have to pick a boring white guy precisely because he’s not one. McCain doesn’t need to pick a boring white guy because he’s got that locked up already.

Flap thinks this is an outstanding idea and analysis. Sarah Palin would make an excellent choice for Vice President.

Palin has the RIGHT stuff.


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  • Ted

    Here’s an important piece of advice: If it looks like it’s going to be McCain/Palin anyway (and that should be a “no brainer” for Team McCain), McCain should announce NOW or VERY SOON, rather than later towards the convention. There’s currently a growing chorus for Obama/Hillary (as VP) ticket (in fact the Dems are likely aware of the Palin phenomenon). If the GOP waits while movement for Hillary as VP grows — even worse until after it is solidified that Hillary will/could be VP pick — selecting Palin will be portrayed by Dems/liberal media more as a reaction by GOP selecting its own female (overshawdoing Palin’s own remarkable assets), rather than McCain taking the lead on this. Selecting Palin now or early (contrary to the punditocracy) will mean McCain will be seen as driving the course of this campaign overwhelmingly, and the DEMS will be seen as merely reacting. And, there’s absoultely no down-side to this because even if Hillary is a no-go as VP for Obama, the GOP gains by acting early. McCain the maverick. Palin the maverick. Do it now!

    There’s no reason, and actually substantial negative, in McCain waiting to see what the Dems do first insofar as his picking Palin as VP, because, no matter who Obama picks, Palin is by far (and I mean far) the best pick for McCain and the GOP, especially in this time of GOP woes. The GOP can be seen as the party of real ‘change’ (albeit I hate that mantra, change, change, bla bla), while not really having to change from GOP core conservative values, which Palin more than represents.

    In light of the current oil/energy situation, as well as the disaffected female Hillary voters situation, and growing focus on McCain’s age and health, Palin is more than perfect — now.

    (Perhaps Team McCain is already on to this.)

  • Flap


    I don’t know if there is a rush to nominate Sarah Palin. Hillary will not be the Democrat VP choice for Obama anyway. She won’t accept it and it won’t be offered.

    Obama has to select a middle aged to old white guy to balance his ticket in the Midwest – not a woman.

    McCain would be wise to interview Palin and to interview her publicly – with a visit to the ranch.

    But, will Palin who has a new born infant accept the challenge?

  • L.M.

    Are you aware of the fact that Sarah Palin-Chavez proposed and pushed through the largest socialistic tax increase in the history of the world? It’s a 400% increase on the state’s #1 taxpayer that funds roughly 90% of the state’s budget. (See ACES)

    Speaking of budgets… do you know that she increased the fy09 operating budget by 23%?

    And what do you think of her left-wing socialist energy rebate debit card for $100.00 and utility reductions for every Alaskan resident? And people wonder why she has high approval ratings… ha! If you can’t figure that out, you’ve never been to Alaska were people love free money from the government!!!

  • L.M.

    Flap – Thank you for not just deleting my comment like other SP for VP sites do.

    It’s hard to find links with our liberal press here in Alaska, but here’s some…

    400% tax increase: Anchorage conservative talk show host Dan Fagan writes in his ADN column: ‘Palin’s oil tax plan will lead to pain’

    Oil & Gas Industry publication article: ‘Investment at risk’ from 11-18-2007

    23% increase in operating budget: ‘The Operating budget: A 23% increase!’ written by Andrew Halcro

    Palin’s socialistic $100.00 energy debt card: Palin seeks $1.2 billion to slash energy bills

    Fiscal conservatives in Alaska are stunned by Palin’s left of left-wing, liberal policies.

  • Ted

    Bottom line, with Palin as VP, McCain WINS.

    Without Palin, McCain likely does not win.

    Case closed.

  • Ted

    Q&A How can McCain SIMULTANEOUSLY attract both Hillary AND Bob Barr voters? Answer: PALIN Veep!

  • seeker

    Flap is lying.

    Palin rejected the so many bills that involved raising tax. Flap, the liberal is lying.

    When she raised tax, you can be sure there is an output. Example: A convention center was installed because of her sales tax. After completing the center, the tax gone. You call that OUTPUT-BASED. You know where you’re money was leading. NO MORE NO LESS. Before raising tax, she insisted that there should be consensus.

    Unlike the liberal tax, YOU DON’T KNOW WHERE YOU’RE MONEY IS GOING.

  • seeker

    Sorry not Flap.

    But L.M.

    Flap, LM is like that serpent in the Garden of Eve twisting truth.

    Again, sorry Flap.

  • Sam Smoot

    Clueless? Or Another Road To Nowhere?

    A month previously, Palin had said:
    “As for that V.P. talk all the time, I’ll tell you, I still can’t answer that question until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the V.P. does every day?” Palin offhandely asked CNBC Anchor Larry Kudlow in July.
    After she was announced as McCain’s presumptive running mate, she stated that she does not believe that climate change is man-made. Yuppers, Palin knows the energy crisis well, even if her claim on “Charlie Rose” that Alaska’s untapped resources can significantly ease it is unsupported by the facts.
    Palin initially expressed support for the Gravina Island Bridge project,commonly known outside the state as the “Bridge to Nowhere.” However, once it had become a nationwide symbol of wasteful earmark spending and federal funding was lost, Palin decided against filling the $320 million gap with state money.
    I can’t wait for the debates!
    You go girl! LOL!

  • Flap

    Do you have links and sources or are you just echoing far left talking points?


    Want to talk about Joe Biden’s plagiarism?

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