Sarah Palin: Who is she?

Well – an unknown that’s for sure.

Was it a bold move for John McCain to pick Sarah Palin? I’m not that sure. Is it that he feels – because she is a woman; she can bring across enough female voters from the Hillary camp to get him elected? I’m not sure. Is it that she is a full member of the NRA that he feels she can bring across the voters who supported Hillary Clinton re: guns? I’m not sure.

But who is she? Well, she is young, 44. She is a governor. She is a national unknown and she doesn’t have any national experience. She doesn’t have any economic experience, well not national, anyway. How long has she been in office?

Alaskan investigation

Ms Palin lacks foreign policy experience and while being a Washington outsider can be an asset for the McCain ticket, it also means she has not been tested on the national stage, our correspondent says.

Her electoral chances may be harmed by the fact that she was placed under investigation in Alaska by state lawmakers at the end of July.

She sacked a public safety commissioner and the allegation is that she sacked him because he had not fired a state trooper who is Ms Palin’s former brother-in-law, and who is in a custody battle with her sister.

Oh I see – under investigation? *Shakes head*

She was mayor and a council member of the small town of Wasilla and was chairman of the state Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, which regulates Alaska’s oil and gas resources, in 2003 and 2004.

Ah! Gas and oil – now why doesn’t that come as any surprise?

Palin made her name in part by backing tough ethical standards for politicians. During the first legislative session after her election, her administration passed a state ethics law overhaul.

Didn’t Obama do that in WASHINGTON and McCain voted against it? Oh.

You can read CNN’s report here.

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0 Responses to Sarah Palin: Who is she?

  1. ellaella says:

    Rham Emmanuel just called the choice “political panic.”

    Just think, if the GOP ticket is elected I’ll have my first VP whose “qualifications” include membership in the PTA…

  2. Gary Murning says:

    She was the beauty Queen of Wasilla City and is partial to be occasional mooseburger. That’s all I really need to know.

    My kind of woman… NOT!

  3. Will Rhodes says:

    LOL – hi, Ella!

    Yep, and she did do a pageant didn’t she?

  4. Will Rhodes says:

    Hi, Gary – yeah – a real man’s woman!? Erm…that would be a no – I just heard her speak on CNN – Not good at all.

    The GOP have left themselves wide open now.

  5. Gary Murning says:

    “… is partial to be occasional mooseburger…” should read “… is partial to THE occasional mooseburger…” Voice recognition software!

    I haven’t heard her speak, yet… I don’t think I’m quite ready 😀

  6. Will Rhodes says:

    She’s a bit…squeaky. 😯

  7. steve says:

    Well, at least she’s not the Presidential candidate with very little experience like a certain democratic candidate.

  8. ellaella says:

    Squeaky! Hahahahaha! Perfect!

    At least when Dukakis pandered and picked a “who is she?” woman to be his running mate, she was a US Representative with at least some national experience. How Walnuts found a woman who makes even Dan Quayle seem more qualified is the mystery of the day. Week. Whole election season. She can probably spell potato, though.

  9. Kate says:

    She RESIGNED from the state Oil and Gas Conservation Commission because she accused them of being “unethical”. She was pissed that they were not supporting more Alaska drilling, something her hubby very much wants.

  10. Kate says:

    Yep, and she did do a pageant didn’t she?

    But is she for world peace?

  11. Julie P says:

    It’s not like McCain picking her would make him a hypocrite, now would it?

  12. Marie says:

    We don’t know who Pain is with those bad ass kids:

    Check this out!

    Track Palin is a criminal.

    Published on Monday, December 5, 2005 7:47 PM AKST

    Four teens arrested Monday for criminal mischief, trespass

    December 6, 2005

    JOEL DAVIDSON\Frontiersman reporter

    MAT-SU – Alaska State Troopers arrested four teenage boys at their Mat-Su homes Monday after they were charged in last week’s vandalism of 44 Mat-Su school buses – an incident that forced the Mat-Su Borough School District to close schools for a day on Nov. 29.

    Trooper spokesman Greg Wilkinson said the boys were in the custody of their parents over the weekend while troopers continued their investigation. The arrests Monday were pre-arranged so parents could be present when the boys were taken away to Mat-Su Youth Facility in Palmer.

    Deryck Harris, 18, and the other three boys – ages 16, 17 and 17 – were each charged with third-degree criminal mischief, first-degree criminal trespass and conspiracy to commit criminal mischief, troopers said. The 16-year-old was also charged with fourth-degree theft and furnishing alcohol to a minor, for allegedly stealing a bottle of vodka from the liquor store at Tesoro 2-Go in Wasilla.

    “They stopped at a liquor store where he went in and stole a bottle of vodka and provided it to the others in the group,” Wilkinson said. “Three of the four boys consumed alcohol.”

    Troopers did not release names of the juvenile suspects, but David Coon’s mother confirmed her son was one of two Burchell High School students involved in the incident. The other two boys are Wasilla High School students.

    Mat-Su Youth Facility Superintendent Bruce Collins said youths in this situation must see a judge within 48 hours of their detention at the facility.

    “The clock is ticking,” he said. “These guys will probably go to court today or tomorrow.”

    Depending on the situation, Collins said the youths could face a number of different scenarios when they go before a judge.

    “It can go a whole bunch of directions,” he said. “If they can’t go back home, we don’t have a whole lot of foster homes in the Valley. In that case they might stay with us. If they order psychological evaluations, they will stay with us until that can be completed.”

    The boys are suspected of deflating tires in 44 First Student buses, breaking mirrors and unplugging 110 buses from their engine-block heaters, which caused the buses not to start in subzero weather on Nov. 29.

    Contact Joel Davidson at 352-2266 or

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