Alaska governor since December 2006
Unsuccessful run for Republican nomination for lieutenant governor in 2002
Chairwoman of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, 2003-2004
Served two terms as Wasilla mayor and two terms on city council
She also served an elected term on the Valley Hospital board
I'm sold! Serving on the hospital board was the one that convinced me!
I'm sorry, but you've gotta be kidding me. I realize that her conservative stance on social issues will appease many in the GOP, but seriously...are you kidding me?!
One of McCain's big deals is protecting America from terrorism. And he chooses the governor of Alaska?? Oh yeah, I forgot about all those terrorist cells in Alaska! I'm sure there will be a vice-presidential debate. Biden will mop the floor with her. Of course, he'll have to be careful to not look like a bully.
Apparently she's also known as a "reformer," but her administration is under investigation. It concerns Palin's firing of Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan, who later said he felt pressured by the governor's office to fire Palin's ex-brother-in-law, a state trooper who was involved in a child-custody battle with Palin's sister. Hmm, interesting.
I really know very little about her, and I'd wager that most of us are in the same boat. We'll all find out more soon, I'm sure. I think she's probably a fine person, and it sounds like she's a fine governor. While I know we don't elect the vice-president, keep in mind that this is the person who will be running the country if something should happen to the President. From the governor of Alaska to the leader of the free world?
I think Senator McCain just crapped out.