Urbin Report

Friday, August 29, 2008

McCain picks Palin as running mate

Back in mid-July, I said that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was choice I could support.

She is a hunter (lifetime NRA member), hockey mom, fisher, has admitted pot smoking, snowmobiles, owns a float plane, and is a former state basketball champion. Plus she was also a hometown beauty pageant winner.

[...] she is a libertarian leaning conservative, with impeccable credentials.

Works for me.

She also would be a good draw for Ron Paul, and other libertarian supporters (sorry Bob Barr). She also might bring in PUMAs and other Hillary supporters who feel disenfranchised by the democrat party.

McCain/Palin sounds like a winning ticket to me.


Given that Joe Biden has been give the role of "Junk Yard Attack Dog" in the Obama campaign, it will be interesting to see him try to rip into her.

Gov. Palin's oldest son is in the US Army and is set to be deployed to Iraq in next month.
One of Senator McCain's sons is a US Marine and is already serving in Iraq.

Update: Oh ya, so there is a woman on the ticket this election. She isn't Hillary Rodham Clinton though. I fear for the lamps in HRC's hotel room.