July 31, 2008

Not That Anyone Asked...

But IMHO, the most shrewd VP pick for John McCain would be Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

A rising star in the GOP, she's a bright, accomplished, conservative Governor (and a big proponent of ANWR drilling) who might just pull some of those Hillary Democrats who longed to see a woman in the White House.


And pretty easy on the eyes, to boot.

No reflection on Pawlenty or Romney, but I just see this as the pick that brings the most to the table. She ain't no Geraldine Ferraro.

Posted by Gary at July 31, 2008 09:40 PM | TrackBack

Dittos on Palin!


1. Which McCain Veep pick is SIMULTANEOUSLY the safest AND boldest?

ANSWER: Sarah Palin

2. How can McCain SIMULTANEOUSLY attract both Hillary AND Bob Barr voters?

ANSWER: Sarah Palin

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And then there's this from the Conservative Voice:

“Desperately seeking Sarah
July 26, 2008

By Stephan Andrew Brodhead

Desperately seeking Sarah
Americans need a little Palin Power

Sarah Palin the current Governor of Alaska is John McCain’s ultimate choice for VP. I do believe a woman is next in line for the presidency. All Conservatives like her. She is popular in Alaska. Hillary supporters would relish her. She would solidify a 12 or possibly 16 year Republican executive.

John McCain’s boring campaign is wearing thin. I need a little Palin Power to get me interested again. They would say ‘but she is only a half term Governor!’ And your point is?"

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If John McCain doesn't choose Sarah Palin, he might have to plead temporary insanity.

Posted by: Ted at July 31, 2008 11:08 PM

Allah at Hot Air has been pushing her pretty hard, too.

I'm not a believer in her, yet. I think the choice would be perceived as a novelty act. Give her a few years and she and Bobby Jindal can duke it out.

It's gotta be Romney. McCain's selling experience and competence, and therefore it should be a Republican governor. I'm not counting out Crist or Pawlenty yet, but Romney tried and basically came in second (or would have had he not dropped out and Huckabee continued to slog away); he is credible as President and has a lot of money.

Posted by: The Abbot at August 1, 2008 05:47 AM

Sarah Palin would be a great choice
but the darkside of the net is pushing hard on the abuse of power investigation (re: her former brother-in-law who is a state trooper with a history of problems and the private investigator that was hired during the divorce from Sarah's sister. - and the firing of the state police chief- Allahpundit @ Hotair.com has details.)

Actually, the fact that the darkside is pushing this - proves she would be a great choice.

Posted by: Marvin at August 1, 2008 08:48 AM

Beldar (http://beldar.blogs.com/beldarblog) has been pushing her pretty hard as well. He's got pictures of her being crowned as Miss Alaska and after spending a long day fishing on her husband's commercial salmon boat:


Posted by: Captain Ned at August 1, 2008 10:40 AM

I'd like to tap her. Oh, come on, you know I mean for the nomination.

Posted by: Paul Phillips at August 1, 2008 12:08 PM