First, apparently her name is pronounced PAY-lin.
Second, she has five kids. My wife gets strange looks and comments from people sometimes because we have five kids. Frankly, I don’t understand those people who don’t have any kids or who only have a few. But I don’t make faces at them or pretend to be surprised and say things like, “You only have two?” or “I can’t believe you’ve been married for ten years and haven’t had any children yet!”
Third, I’m not certain of this, but apparently her husband is a democrat. If that’s true, then she’s done more to reach across the aisle and unify the country than Barack Obama could ever hope to.
Fourth, she doesn’t just say the word “change”, she actually brings change. The Republican Party corruptocrats are livid about how successful she has been at breaking up the old corruption schemes. Meanwhile, Obama left his district, his hometown, and his home state in the same position it was before he came along. The only change he is bringing is change to the pockets of his wife and people like Tony Rezko courtesy of the American taxpayer.
Fifth, her son’s going to the battlefield this September, and she couldn’t be more proud of his decision to join the armed forces and fight as a volunteer soldier in the US Army. How many children does Barack Obama have in Iraq, or Afghanistan? What about Biden?
Sixth, she’s pro-life, and she walks the talk. This is an issue that isn’t going away, and it is an issue that Obama is going to lose the election over. See, while Barack Obama was working to pass a bill in Illinois that would allow doctors to kill children born alive, Sarah Palin was working to defend the life of the most innocent and defenseless among us.
Seventh, the ways that the democrats are trying to attack her are pathetic and shallow. I’ve seen these types of attacks, and none of them are working.
- She’s really pro-gay marriage because she vetoed a couple of bills.
- She’s really corrupt because her father’s brother’s sister’s uncle’s friend’s daughter’s husband was a state trooper and was involved in an investigation of her mother’s friend’s daughter’s son’s uncle’s involvement in… well, I’m still trying to sort this one out, but it’s apparent it’s pathetically weak.
- She believes we shouldn’t teach evolution in the classroom but instead we should teach creationism. This is patently absurd, and it is taking one off-the-cuff comment way out of context. She later gave a prepared statement that reflected her true position on it, but apparently those who are making this attack don’t know how to read that one.
- She’s inexperienced. I’m sorry, but 2 years of governor and several years as mayor is more experience running something than a lifetime as senator. Senators debate and form consensus, governors govern and make things happen. The American voters have consistently chosen executives over senators because of this. Honestly, among the four on the presidential tickets, she’s the most qualified to actually lead the free world.
The American’s people reception of Palin has been positive, unlike Biden’s reception, and that’s apparent in the polling.
What is even more telling is that the part of the Republican Party that John McCain turns off—people like me whose primary concerns are the conservative platform—are once again invigorated over having a true fiscal, defense, and social conservative like her on the ticket. John McCain may have been able to win without our support, but he is definitely going to win with it.