Friday, August 29, 2008

Intrigued by the Veep

I must admit I am very fascinated by John McCain's running mate. Sarah Palin is the governor of Alaska. Have you read anything about her? I found this info on Wikipedia....

In 1984, Palin was second-place in the Miss Alaska beauty pageant

Her husband, Todd, is a Native Yup'ik Eskimo. Outside the fishing season, Todd works for BP at an oil field on the North Slope and is a champion snowmobiler, winning the 2000-mile "Iron Dog" race four times. The two eloped shortly after Palin graduated college; when they learned they needed witnesses for the civil ceremony, they recruited two residents from the old-age home down the street.

She briefly worked as a sports reporter for local Anchorage television stations while also working as a commercial fisherman with her husband, Todd, her high school sweetheart. One summer when she was working on Todd's fishing boat, the boat collided with a tender while she was holding onto the railing; Palin broke several fingers.

On September 11, 2007, the Palins' son Track joined the Army. Eighteen years old at the time, he is the eldest of Palin's five children. Track now serves in an infantry brigade and will be deployed to Iraq in September. She also has three daughters: Bristol, 17, Willow, 13, and Piper, 7. On April 18, 2008, Palin gave birth to her second son, Trig Paxson Van Palin, who has Down syndrome. She returned to the office three days after giving birth.Palin refused to let the results of prenatal genetic testing change her decision to have the baby.

She hunts, eats moose hamburger, ice fishes, rides snowmobiles, runs, and owns a float plane. Palin holds a lifetime membership with the National Rifle Association. She admits that she used marijuana when it was legal in Alaska, but says that she did not like it.

I personally think her election puts a new spin on the election. What do you think? (A reminder from the Me and My Good Life Poll Department: Lest you feel uncomfortable about making a possible political statement, the polls on this blog are completely anonymous. )

PS - Am I the only one who thinks Joe Biden looks like Bob Barker?

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KookieKnows said...

Angie, I am very excited about McCain's VP choice. I think it will rejuvinate the Republican party to have someone who actually has values and integrity as well as being a Washington outsider who might actually care about the people in this country and not the power, money and special interest groups. I just HOPE everyone will get out and vote for a change. The local election on August 7th had a disgraceful voter turnout and if we don't care who we put into office locally. How can we expect to elect the right people national? And Republican or Democrat it is outrageous the way Nancy Pelosi is holding this country hostage in Congress. Talk about a do nothing Congress. So far since the Democrates took over two years ago they have passed over 1100 special recognitions or apologies or holidays instead of passing bills that could really make a difference to the economy, to immigration and to national security. Let's see when did the dollar start dropping and oil prices start skyrocketing was it after the Democrates had control of both the House and Senate. The lawmakers could they have something to do with what is going on or could it be the media who for almost two years started gloom and doom reporting until low and behold what they "advertised" started happening. After all consumer confidence is one of the driving forces of our economy. Sorry to get on my soap box but this election is going to be felt for many years to come and we need to pray, pray, and pray that God will have mercy and grace on this Land of the free and Home of the Brave.

Leah Ann

Anonymous said...

Amen to Leah Ann - I agree.