I admit, I like that she’s a woman. But I wouldn’t vote for a candidate — at any level — just because she’s a woman. Hillary, for instance, wasn’t at the top of my personal presidential hopefuls. I don’t vote just for a party either. I like to think I vote for the person. In fact, one time I didn’t vote for the candidate with whom I agreed with more when it came to social issues and tax philosophy because I didn’t like the way he treated people.
Anyway, politics. It’s an interesting game.
And this presidential election is getting even more interesting, to me, thanks to John McCain’s pick.
Sarah Palin was a mom first. Then she was a council member, then small-town mayor and then governor. As an Alaskan, she thinks we should drill in her home state for oil. She may not have a ton of “experience,” but she does run a state and has a family. While I can’t imagine doing those two things, I applaud her for trying to make a difference.
And she has more “experience” than Obama. He is running to be commander-in-chief of our military during war time (among other roles). Palin just MIGHT have to fulfill that role.
But she will help shape policy and set a tone for our country. I like how she comes across. And I like how she isn’t a veteran politician who has grown comfortable in a D.C. home.
Oh, and, so what if her teen-age daughter is pregnant. I learned a long time ago you can’t judge a person by the actions of those they love. At least the family values the life of a baby, who isn’t at fault for parents’ not-so-smart choices.
What do you think?