McCain Picks Sarah Palin the first term Governor of Alaska as his running mate.
Sarah Palin, 44, is a first-term governor who unseated incumbent Gov. Frank Murkowski in the Republican primary in 2006 and went on to defeat former Gov. Tony Knowles, a Democrat, in the general election.
I would say it will be kind of hard to say Obama is not ready for the Presidency when you select the first term Governor of Alaska to be the second in line to a 72 year old. If McCain is elected she could very well one day become the President. Keeping with Republican tradition she is also under investigation in Alaska.
When Sarah Palin was elected governor as a Republican outsider in 2006, she didn't just take on an incumbent from her own party. She took on Alaska's Republican establishment.
Ms. Palin vowed to clean up a long-cozy political system that had been sullied by an FBI corruption investigation. She endeared herself to Alaskans by making good on her reform promises and showing homey touches, like driving herself to work.
Now, one of the bright new stars in the Republican Party has suddenly become tarnished. The state legislature this week voted to hire an independent investigator to see whether Ms. Palin abused her office by trying to get her former brother-in-law fired from his job as an Alaska state trooper.
"This is a governor who was almost impervious to error," says Hollis French, a Democratic state senator. "Now she could face impeachment, in a worst-case scenario."
If you want more pain then vote for Mccain. This just shows it is business as usual for the Republicans who have steadily destroyed the American Middle Class.
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