Breath deep my friends, some real change just blew in. We were all surprised at McCain's pick yesterday of Gov Sarah Palin of Alaska. I mean most of us here in Massachusetts, including myself, were pulling for Gov Mitt Romney to get the nod. I'm not worried about Mitt his credentials and leadership skills are timeless and I suspect we'll see him again.
Palin was a bold choice and she's getting a very warm reception across the country. Sadly, already the media has engaged slings and arrows. If it isn't the media's candidate, boy, they get ugly. Let's give this woman some credit before we tear her apart, shall we:
- she's worked at many levels of government and will bring a thorough understanding of what the Average Joe is suffering these days in terms of jobs and the economy. In fact she doesn't just understand it, she's practically living it. Child with disabilities, mother of 5, hard-working, blue collar husband, two working parents. Washington insiders are pretty insulated from the day to day - her's is a voice we need.
- she's a woman. Why not have the other half of our country equally representive in our highest executive branch? The Democrats haven't cornered the market on making history.
- above all else - she has executive experience. Even if in a shorter dose than some other VP contenders, she has held he title of 'the buck stops here." That's a claim that neither McCain, Obama, or Biden can make.
That's a candidate I'll take "in a heartbeat" any day!
So, welcome Gov. Sarah Palin to the Republican ticket!