Friday, September 05, 2008

She's real!

Like most people in 49 of our 50 states, I had never heard of Sarah Palin until a week ago. And like many, I do have some concerns about her lack of experience -- although I also note that unlike a certain Democratic presidential candidate, whose sacred name I will not mention here because my arthritis is bothering me at the moment and I can't genuflect properly as I invoke it, Sarah Palin at least has some executive experience, with some impressive achievements to go along with it. Over time, therefore, this will become less and less of an issue.

But that being said, I like this woman, and I have concluded that naming her as Veep may have been a masterstroke on McCain's part. She is what she is, with nothing at all phony about her, and she has the virtue of being both strong and endearing. Glenn Beck once characterized Hillary Clinton as "Stalin in a pantsuit," but I doubt that he will make any similar observations about Sarah Palin. Regardless of how this year's Presidential race turns out, I believe she is someone to watch, and from now on, a force to reckon with. We will be hearing much more from and about this remarkable woman in coming years, during which, as I said, I expect her current lack of experience to take care of itself.

Meanwhile, I have told my daughter to pay attention to Sarah Palin, and I suggested her as a possible role model. I have also been thinking of something written by one columnist a couple of days ago, to the effect that the Alaska governor is very good at two things, namely, hunting and skinning caribou and kicking behinds. But, continued the columnist, she is now out of caribou. And she and Joe Biden will be meeting face-to-face on October 2. I can't wait!


Blogger Cristin said...

I agree with you! I really think this was a stroke of genius choosing her as a running mate. I am excited and enthusiastic about the election in a way that I haven't been since Romney was in the primaries.

8:09 AM  
Blogger Barney said...

Amen, Garry and Cristin. She's a game changer.

8:27 AM  
Blogger Donna Thornhill said...

I agree. I think she is indeed a force to be reckoned with. She has guts and confidence. She seems to have no fear about taking on "the good ole boys." I believe she is an expediter, exactly what we need. McCain shows brilliance in choosing her.

8:41 AM  
Blogger Sylvia said...

I was very excited when I heard of McCain's choice and I think she is an excellent (and quite strategic) choice.

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Randy Mundy said...

Right on, Brother Garry. After I heard he speak the first time, I sad to my self,"Self, she may be our Maggie Thatcher", and that was before I heard anyone else make similar remarks,

9:30 AM  

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