June 4, 2008

A NAME WHISPER GAME*:

McCain Should Pick Sarah Palin for VP (Jack Kelly, 6/04/08, Real Clear Politics)

There is one potential running mate who has virtually no down side. Those conservatives who've heard of her were delighted to learn that McCain advance man Arthur Culvahouse was in Alaska recently, because they surmised he could only be there to discuss the vice presidential nomination with Gov. Sarah Palin.

At 44, Sarah Louise Heath Palin is both the youngest and the first female governor in Alaska's relatively brief history as a state. She's also the most popular governor in America, with an approval rating that has bounced around 90 percent.

This is due partly to her personal qualities. When she was leading her underdog Wasilla high school basketball team to the state championship in 1982, her teammates called her "Sarah Barracuda" because of her fierce competitiveness.

Two years later, when she won the "Miss Wasilla" beauty pageant, she was also voted "Miss Congeniality" by the other contestants.

Sarah Barracuda. Miss Congeniality. Fire and nice. A happily married mother of five who is still drop dead gorgeous. And smart to boot.

But it's mostly because she's been a crackerjack governor, a strong fiscal conservative and a ferocious fighter of corruption, especially in her own party.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 4, 2008 3:42 PM
Comments

Wow, she is attractive. She's got nothing on that fine, foxy Ella Grasso, though.

Posted by: Bryan at June 4, 2008 4:10 PM

No right, no wrong, selling a song.

Posted by: David Hill, The Bronx at June 4, 2008 5:16 PM

Ding! Ding! Ding!--we have a winner!

Send your ADDRESS, DAVID, AND I'LL SEND A BOOK.

Posted by: oj at June 4, 2008 6:36 PM

Problem: She just has a new born who needs to be breast-fed and taken care of 24/7. If a surrogate can campaign for her, then she is perfect.

Posted by: ic at June 4, 2008 7:15 PM

McCain's VP should be none other than MN Governor Tim Pawlenty.
As McCain will be a one term, or less, President, Sarah and Bobby will have to fight it out for 2012 VP! The "stupid party" has a surfeit of leaders in the wings, will "we" ever understand this?
Handicapping "Big Brown" is childs play versus this.

Posted by: Mike at June 4, 2008 9:02 PM

No one he picks can defeat Jeb in '12.

Posted by: oj at June 4, 2008 11:03 PM

Q&A How can McCain SIMULTANEOUSLY attract both Hillary AND Bob Barr voters? Answer: PALIN Veep!

Posted by: Ted at June 6, 2008 8:39 PM
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