Friday, August 29, 2008
OMG, It's Sarah Palin!
This is the news that had awaken feathers from her limbo an need to make a post about it. This is the speech that moved me, not Obama's last night one, but this one. So refreshing, no need for a big stadium and all the rock star shit and personality cult that revolves about the Black Messiah.
Let's shatter that glass ceiling once and for all! Who hoooo...
Now this was a speech I like. Full of the things she accomplished and with little melodrama.
Why Obama hasn't been so clear with the things he had accomplished as a Washington bureaucrat?
This is so freaking exciting! Mc Cain proved he is a real maverick having the guts to pick the governor of Alaska, a woman, mother of 5 Sarah Palin in his ticket. The reason on why I am so excited about this woman, it's because she is a great example to all women out there, not that Hilly wasn't an example on her own as a career woman but Palin is a better example in my opinion, because she also is a mother of 5 and a governor. In addition, she deserves a special consideration of her character when you know that she was pregnant with a baby with down syndrome and had the balls to keep it. You know, she doesn't even preach that she is pro life, but she has proven by a hard example.
And she doesn't have that disgusting populist personality cult that Obama and his Evita wife seem to have everywhere they go. Let's talk about blue collar, put Harvard educated Obama and Michelle against Palin and family. C'mon, we all have a friend, a boss, a sister, a cousin, a women in our life that we admire, and probably you think of Palin, not Hillary, not Michelle Obama.
And she is so charming and graceful, just like Reagan. Just listen to her speech, so candid too. Didn't have the scripted look of Obama.
But who is Sarah Palin? Some things about her:
• She was the first woman and youngest person to be elected governor in the state of Alaska.
• 80% of Alaskans have a favorable opinion of Palin.
• She is the first Alaskan politician to to run on a national ticket for president or vice president.
• Went to University of Idaho, not Yale, not Harvard. And have a degree in Journalism with a minor in Political Science. Definitely not your average east-coast Ivy League politician.
• She was a hockey mom who got involved into the school PTA and later was elected or appointed to the city council and then elected as mayor of her little town. Then for governorship of the state. Now VP, and hopefully one day President. As a woman, cannot be more proud of a woman like her to become first president of the leading nation of the world in the near future.
• She has experience dealing with special interest groups. (Oil).
"In response to high oil and gas prices, and in response to the resulting state government budget surplus, Palin proposed giving Alaskans $100-a-month energy debit cards. She also proposed providing grants to electrical utilities so that they would reduce customers' rates. She subsequently dropped the debit card proposal, and in its place she proposed to send Alaskans $1,200 directly and eliminate the gas tax"
• Husband is a commercial fishermen and member of unions. That will also play very well grabbing the independent blue collar union members. (Curiously, they married on a day like today Aug 29, 88, 20 years ago). Congratulations for getting a VP nomination and celebrate 20 years of marriage the same day. Definitely a good omen. Today is McCain birthday too, btw.
• Palin's nineteen-year-old son Track, serves in an infantry brigade and will be deployed to Iraq on September 11, 2008.
• Outdoor enthusiastic family, her family moved to Alaska when she was an infant from Idaho. She likes to wake up early in the morning to go hunting. Yes, she proudly have a membership with the NRA.
• She finished second in Miss Alaska Pageant, which won her a scholarship to help pay her way through college.
• She was born on a February, 11, the same day that my grandmother. :D (Needless to say my grandmother was one of a kind woman, strong and didn't take bullshit from anybody.)
Now, having said all this great things about Palin, and, even though I think McCain did pick a great partner with a strong chance to win, we have to question the fact that she was picked because she was a woman. I think is great, I think she can do a great work, and more than anything, she can bring CHANGE to Washington. And she can help Republicans to win, which this is all about. It's the she same reason on why the empty suit of Obama was picked for his party nomination, because he was black.
The American society have to questions that because at the same time we are favoring people by race and gender we are neglecting the opportunity to other more qualified (probably white man) to do their job. And, I have to say, I am totally against favoring anybody because their race or gender.
All of this reminds me to that fantastic letter to Sister Doris Gormley written by T. J. Rodgers, President & CEO of Cypress Semiconductor, that we all capitalist should read once in a while and ponder about it.
Do we want the most experienced people to run Washington or not?
In any case, this elections will be fascinating to watch.
Congrats and good luck Gov. Palin!