So John McCain pulls one out of “right field” with his selection of the recently minted Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin as his Vice Presidential selection.
You know this is terrible to admit, but I didn’t even know who the Governor of Alaska was until this morning, more indicative of my ignorance on our neighbours politics than anything else though.
I’ve found a link to the Alaska Daily News ( a slightly more investigative paper than our version of the same name), which has been posting all sorts of commentary through the day since the big announcement.
Not sure what this all means, whether the Republicans figure all is lost and just wanted to break down a few barriers for themselves, or if they honestly figure that those 18 million Hillary supporters are ready to give up on Pro choice vibes and go with a gun toting, big oil supportin’ Caribou hunter from Anchorage’s suburbs…
Selecting a candidate who is presently under investigation over a firing of a state trooper (her former brother in law) certainly makes for a brave move from McCain, not sure what he does if she gets into deeper water before November 4.
Plus her endorsement for governor at the time by Ted Stevens (who currently is set to go to trial over a string of charges) will surely be mentioned by the Democrats sometime before election day I suppose.
(Update: even better Sen Ted, endorsed her again today… politico.com/blogs/thecrypt/ … cCain.html. )
Tis an interesting choice, and one the Obama folks will have to be pretty tentative around until they can figure out the right approach…
So what do ya’ll think of the selection.