Governor Sarah Palin said she would accept the party's nomination as vice president. In her remarks she talked about her background in politics, challenged the Obama campaign's vision, and outlined her role in forwarding the policies of a McCain administration.
Governor Sarah Louise Heath Palin
Sarah Louise Heath Palin is the current governor of Alaska, and is the presumptive Republican vice presidential nominee in the 2008 United States presidential election.
Palin served two terms on the Wasilla, Alaska, city council from 1992 to 1996, then won two terms as mayor of Wasilla from 1996 to 2002. After an unsuccessful campaign for lieutenant governor of Alaska in 2002, she chaired the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission from 2003 to 2004 while also serving as Ethics Supervisor of the commission.
On December 2006, Palin was sworn in as the governor of Alaska, becoming the first woman and youngest person to hold the office. She defeated incumbent Republican governor Frank Murkowski in the Republican primary and former Democratic governor Tony Knowles in the general election.
On August 29, 2008, Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain announced that he had chosen Palin as his running mate. The decision generated much publicity for the Republican campaign as pundits from both major parties publicly discussed their views on the choice. She is expected to be formally nominated at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota. Palin would be the second woman to run for vice president on a major-party ticket and the first Republican woman to do so.
Palin is a strong woman, no doubt - with an intelligence based on knowing how to use an unwavering and piercing voice to read a half inpiring, half smarmy speech. I was not surprised to hear that Matthew Scully wrote the bulk of this politically masterful speech as it seems focused even though it is fragmented, which is true to his style. I am fascinated by speech writers, they tend to be of genius minds.
As for Palin herself, and speaking as an affluent woman, I would never vote for her or for any woman like her, which is why I did not vote for Hillary in the Primary election here in New Mexico. I have known women almost exactly like them, and they leave me standing defensive and quite sad.
If I have offended anyone because I am indeed wrong or mean, then I truly appologize. Usually, when I make a comment, it is positive, I just can't help but to stir the pot every once in a while.
Thank you, FORA, for letting people speak their minds - especially those who disagree with my ideas, I'm always interested! I just discovered this website. How wonderful!
A strong woman. In Canary Islands (Spain), we fell in love with Palin, at once. In Europe, (except for "our" Margaret Tatcher for a while ago), we lack females of such strength in politics. I wish we had a Palin in Europe, as well.
W/best wishes from Canary Islands/Spain.
I consider myself a moderate democrat, so I can vote either way, but I am uncomfortable with the mud slinging that I see here. The lack of middle ground and cheering for the littlest things that are said is almost cult like. This can be said for the DNC as well. Let's keep the comments fair. I really want to see the presidential candidates and the VP candidates go head to head during a debate. Let's not forget that the candidates on both sides love their country and their countrymen, they just have a different way of trying to dig us out of the whole we are in.
It is absolute an out of the question that theses peoples believe that they will fool the American peoples any more. The game is over for the right wing C....... that have cause so much damage to democracy.
She is incredible! What an intelligent, strong woman. It's great to be able to hear someone stand up to the Obama camp at last. If the Democrat part thought she was going to be a meek "little woman" they could dismiss as unimportant, they were sadly mistaken.
what a nauseating speech! the smugness is too much to stomach. i wish i could say that there were intelligent points that counter obama's plans, but its just making fun of things that simply are not true. if this woman is in the white house i'm defecting immediately