Friday, August 29, 2008

John McCain has a running mate

Well, it finally happened and perfect timing for the Republican party as John McCain announced his running mate, Sarah Paline, a conversative mother (Oximoron, if you asked me, how can you be a conservative mother and a governor at the same time-must be conservative by liberals standards) from Alaska who is the governor there. She brings a strong anti-abortion stance to the ticket and opposes gay marriage — constitutionally banned in Alaska before her time — but exercised a veto that essentially granted benefits to gay state employees and their partners.
Palin lives in Wasilla, a town of 6,500 about 30 miles north of Anchorage, with her husband, Todd, a blue-collar North Slope oil worker who competes in the Iron Dog, a 1,900-mile snowmobile race. He is part Yup'ik Eskimo. The Palins have five children: Track, 19; Bristol 17; Willow 14; Piper, 7, and Trig, who was born in April. Track enlisted in the Army in 2007 on the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and has been assigned to Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks. Palin was born Feb. 11, 1964, in Idaho, but her parents moved to Alaska shortly after her birth to teach. She received a bachelor of science degree in communications-journalism from the University of Idaho in 1987. I'm glad that she comes from roots like she does. And perfect planning on the tail of the Democractic Convention. Really took the wind out of their sails.


wyomingerica said...

I wonder if it is something to get excited about. Who knows, it is definatly interesting for sure.