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.by
She is definitely one impressive and awesome woman – but why would she want to leave beautiful Alaska (deficit-free Alaska) for corrupt, politicized Washington?
Frank Ruffolo says
I would echo your sentiments about The Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Based on what you have written on your blog I too agree Ms. Palin would make for an impressive Vice Presidential running mate.
I applaud Governor Palin for not allowing those pre-natal tests to sway her opinion before giving birth to her Down Syndrome son. More than 90% of those with Down Syndrome or other so called potential serious disabilites are in fact aborted in America today as a result of expectant mother’s following the advise given to them after taking these pre-natal tests.
There have been studies done indicating that mother’s who have refused the advice of the medical profession following these pre-nata tests have in fact given birth to what the world considers to be perfectly normal and healthy babies in a number of cases.
A very good friend of mine who is a former front line social worker in fact founded a non profit charity 19 years ago for adults 18 and over who are both developmentally and intellectually challenged with Down Syndrome, MS, Autism and Blindness. She uses music, the arts, dance, and theatre throughout the day for her special clients. The results are simply too miraculous to write in words unless you see it with your own eyes.
I have spent time visiting them on ocassion and consider them to be real and full of joy and love being around people. I consider it a honour and a privilege to call them my friends and always look forward to spending some time with them.
They are in fact a special gift to families like that of Governor Palin who decide to give birth and care for their special children that are perfect in the eyes of God.
If beauty is in the eye of the beholder being perfect is in the eye of the beholder as well. Governor Palin is one hundred percent correct when she says regarding her child with Down Syndrome, “I see perfection.”
Lea Singh says
DONE – she is the Republican VP nominee!!! http://www.washingtonpost.com/?referrer=email
I love her!!! She’s going to be amazing. It’s such good news for the McCain campaign I should think. Woohoo!