I’ve have to admit I’m stoked!
Yes I still have reservations about John McCain, I don’t like him, I don’t trust him but Sarah Palin is the real deal. She’s a solid conservative; she’s intelligent, articulate and charismatic. She has a proven record as a reformer; she’s battled corruption and pork barrel spending and she has more executive experience than most people realize. She started her political career in 1992 by running for and winning a seat on the Wasilla, Alaska city council. After two terms on the city council she ran mayor in 1996 and served as mayor of Wasilla until 2002. She was also elected as President of the Alaska Conference of Mayors. She was appointed Ethics Commissioner of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in 2003 and resigned in 2004 in protest over what she called the “lack of ethics” of fellow Alaskan Republican leaders, who ignored her whistleblowing complaints of legal violations and conflicts of interest. She was elected as Governor of Alaska in 2006.
Update: Breitbart TV has video of her acceptance speech here.
As an aside, with all due respect to Barack Obama and his campaign there are a hell of a lot of small towns in America… They are the heart and soul of this country – Try to remember that.
In case you missed it this is what Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton said in a statement.
“Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency. Governor Palin shares John McCain’s commitment to overturning Roe v. Wade, the agenda of Big Oil and continuing George Bush’s failed economic policies — that’s not the change we need, it’s just more of the same.”