Listening to the radio early this morning and they’re saying it’s possible John McCain will nominate Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate. I admit to not knowing anything about her, so off to Wikepedia I went. Among other impressive things, I see she’s a strong pro-lifer:
On September 11, 2007, the Palins’ son Track joined the Army. Eighteen years old at the time, he is the eldest of Palin’s five children. Track now serves in an infantry brigade, and will be deployed to Iraq in September. She also has three daughters, Bristol, 17, Willow, 13, and Piper, 7. On April 18, 2008, Palin gave birth to her second son, Trig Paxson Van Palin, who has Down syndrome. (Sarah returned to the office three days after giving birth.) Palin refused to let the results of pre-natal genetic testing change her decision to have the baby. “I’m looking at him right now, and I see perfection,” Palin said. “Yeah, he has an extra chromosome. I keep thinking, in our world, what is normal and what is perfect?”
Palin is strongly pro-life and belongs to Feminists for Life. She opposes same-sex marriage; but, she has stated that she has gay friends, and is receptive to gay and lesbian concerns about discrimination. While the previous administration did not implement same-sex benefits, Palin complied with a state Supreme Court order and signed them into law.
She sounds pretty cool to me.
Andrea admits she had not heard of her either. But hey, she’s the type of woman I’d choose to blog for this site–strong, confident–and, of course, pro-life. Wonder if she has some spare time? She looks like a great pick.