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Sarah Palin Watch: Why Not Sarah for Vice President?

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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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Mitt Romney, Charlie Crist and Bobby Jindal

Vice President contenders? Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, Florida Governor Charlie Crist and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal

After wrapping up the weekend on Sunday with Senator John McCain at his Sedona, Arizona ranch, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal discusses the meeting.

Following a weekend with presidential hopeful Senator John McCain, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said he discussed a number of topics with the senator, except the possibility of being McCain’s vice presidential running mate.

“There was never any explicit talk whatsoever about a short list, about vice president, any of that,” said Jindal.

However, the governor did say he had several one on one moments with Senator McCain during his weekend trip to Arizona.

“It was a wonderful weekend,” Jindal said. “John and Cindy were very gracious. Not only did we have a chance to talk to him one on one, as well as in a group, we had a chance to visit with the other senators there, the other business leaders.”

Jindal said he talked with people still needing information on Louisiana’s recovery since the storm, telling them it is a place to invest and that the business climate is changing.

Jindal said he did not know if there would be any further social type weekends like this one, but did say he is planning on seeing McCain again real soon – when Senator McCain stops in Louisiana in two weeks working the campaign trail.

The video of Governor Jindal is here.

But, let’s look at the poll that Flap put up last Thursday. The poll has not closed and Flap will leave it up until Thursday of this week. So, go ahead and vote.

Sarah Palin, the Governor of Alaska is in first place, followed closely by former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Bobby Jindal finishes third.

An interesting result especially since Palin has not been seen with Senator McCain in some time.

Will she now get an invite to the ranch?

Stay tuned and vote for your favorite GOP Vice President nominee.

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Sarah Palin for Vice President

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Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post – The Fix interviews Governor Palin in February 2008

News Item: Alaska to sue to block polar bear listing

The state of Alaska will sue the U.S. government to stop the listing of the polar bear as a threatened species, arguing the designation will slow development in the state, Gov. Sarah Palin said on Wednesday.

Palin said the state will file a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Washington challenging U.S. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne’s decision to grant Endangered Species Act protections to the polar bear.

The Republican governor has argued that the ice-dependent polar bear, the first mammal granted Endangered Species Act listing because of global warming, does not need additional protections.

“We believe that the listing was unwarranted and that it’s unprecedented to list a currently healthy population based on uncertain climate models,” said Alaska Assistant Attorney General Steven Daugherty.

John McCain could make a statement to his conservative GOP base by selecting Sarah Palin as his vice Presidential choice.

Senator, forget about Romney, Crist or Jindal and invite Palin down for a visit.


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