Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Sarah Palin for President

Sandpoint native and University of Idaho graduate Sarah Palin, the Republican Governor of Alaska, has been mentioned as a possible VP candidate.

The thought goes that the young (44), snowmobiling, socially conservative, pro-life, former beauty queen would balance out McCain's stuffy, staid, grumpy old RINO image.

It turns out Palin may be too much of a maverick for Maverick.

Palin announced yesterday that Alaska will sue to challenge the recent listing of polar bears as a threatened species. Palin fears the listing will cripple Alaska's oil and gas industry, the bread and butter of the 49th State. She stated:
The listing of a currently healthy species based entirely on highly speculative and uncertain climate and ice modeling and equally uncertain and speculative modeling of possible impacts on a species would be unprecedented.
Predictably, the environmentalist wackos started an immediate ad hominem smear campaign as they do to all global warming heretics:
She's either grossly misinformed or intentionally misleading, and both are unbecoming," said Kassie Siegel of the Center for Biological Diversity. "Alaska deserves better."

Siegel said it was unconscionable for Palin to ignore overwhelming evidence of global warming's threat to sea ice, the polar bear's habitat.

"Even the Bush administration can't deny the reality of global warming," she said. "The governor is aligning herself and the state of Alaska with the most discredited, fringe, extreme viewpoints by denying this."
On a side note, Palin participated last October in the grand opening ceremony for a Wal-Mart Supercenter in her former hometown of Wasilla, where she said:
But we are hard working, very unpretentious, just good, salt of the earth people that live here and are working in this store.
Forget about VP. An elected official gutsy enough to publicly buck the Global Warming Hysteria Express AND support Wal-Mart deserves to be President.


DC said...

I've been hoping McCain would look to Palin for his veep from the beginning. Not only having the UI connection, but a veep from Alaska -- who has a very intimate understanding of the oil industry -- would be huge.

Satanic Mechanic said...

McCain would not pick her. She is too conservative for him. McCain also has snubbed the conservatives many times.
If for some reason he did pick Gov. Palin, against a Obama Prez/Clinton VP ticket, McCain could win. I guarantee that there would be no VP debate, Hillary is old but Gov.Palin is young and hot looking.

Josef said...

I think Gov'r Palin as wellas Gov'r Jindal ought to be left alone and let be until at least 2012. They'd be a dream ticket together and ought to campaign for the nomination as such.

Conservative Alaskan said...

Mmmmm… let’s see. She was on the city council and mayor of Wasilla (population 5,469 in 2000), an Alaska Oil and Gas Commissioner for 9 months, and now Governor of Alaska for a little over a year.

National experience and expertise? None.

International experience? None.

President? ARE YOU NUTS?

Conservative Alaskan said...

Sarah Palin-Chavez hates the oil industry. She proposed and signed a 400% tax increase on them. See "ACES".

We all know taxes decrease investment. How many jobs have Alaskans lost?

Ted said...

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