An examination of Gov. Sarah Palin’s record finds that her visceral style and penchant for attacking critics contrasts with her carefully crafted public image.
THIS is the kind of information I've been waiting to see who Palin really is and how she governs. The high drama elements of the teenage pregnancy, recent new born, "are her critics being sexist?", "is the media out to destroy her?" all have been in the spotlight ever since McCain announced her as his running mate; but this is the real meat and potatoes. The biggest problem with Palin was the vacuum of information that existed during, and more pronouncedly, after her addition to the ticket. The McCain campaign had a great "story" with Palin. It's easy to fall in love with, and they were very deliberate on how this story would shape out. Controlling the message and access to Palin allowed the McCain campaign get their VP candidate Palin out there, before folks had the chance to get to know Gov. Palin, and Mayor Palin.
This is a critical election, I feel that more rests on this election than most realize. The country at large is veering towards the edge of a very large cliff, with financial sector meltdowns on one side and global economic and energy concerns on the other. The next president will face a monumental daunting task when they enter the office. Rebuilding the economy, and restoring the American dream. Resuming our rightful place as steward of liberty and freedom, instead of showing others how to subdue and subvert it. Taking up the charge to address global climate change, because regardless of if you still deny the cause, it's the right thing to do and the time to do it is now. The Supreme Court, questions about the legality of actions taken during the Bush administration, and many more all hing on the outcome of this election.
We don't have the luxury of making decisions because a candidate is someone you would like to hang out with, or you feel "is just like us". A lot of hard choices lay ahead of this country, and in electing a leader we need to ask who will lead us forward, and who will drag us down. This article to me paints a much more believable picture of why McCain's campaign would select Palin, as an agent of change only skin deep, and a new lease on the past 8 years.
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