Friday, August 29, 2008

Palin Into Significance.

A few months ago I looked through Wikipedia at all the current incumbent republican governors and senators to see who looked like VP material, in the end the three outstanding candidates looked like Tim Pawlenty and Sarah Palin. John McCain thinks so too and has picked the Alaskan governor Palin as his running mate. She looks like a brilliant choice to me for the following reasons:

1) Young
2) As a governor has actually run something (Dems are saying that Alaska only has 600000 people, but that is far larger than anything Obama or Biden have run, by a couple of orders of magnitude)
3) Attractive
5) Son in Iraq
6) Never plagiarised Neil Kinnock
7) Conservative bona fides established.
8) Reformist anti corruption campaigner.
9) Took on her own state party to become governor.
10) Female, I don't care much for tokenism but it blunts Obama's novelty value.

1 comment:

JuliaM said...

It's a really clever pick, isn't it? The cunning old fox.. ;)