I am sitting at my keyboard in a state of shock. I never believed that McCain would pick Sarah Palin as his V.P. choice. Palin is too much a classic conservative for McCain to find much in common with her.
In other words, what Palin represents has little in common with the neocons which have taken over the party under the Bush administration(s).
Palin is both conservative and moderate in all the right areas.
For those of you who don't know Palin, she is a very impressive woman who, although opposed to legalizing gay marriage does have gay friends and is willing to listen to their concerns.
Although opposed to abortion, she ended up with a fifth child that has Down's Syndrome, and has chosen to raise that child with her husband, a native Eskimo. Her oldest son is in the Army, scheduled to enter Iraq within the next couple of months (however, this should be rethought as he would make a beautiful hostage.)
Palin has an amazing record of standing up to corrupt government, and sticking to her principles, no matter what it may personally cost her. What she lacks in experience she more than makes up for with intelligence and moxie.
As I wrote on April 25th of this year, "The press has been fawning over Barack for ages now, while the obvious sex-discrimination against Hillary Clinton continues unabated. This week, Lou Dobbs (CNN) sponsored a poll concerning this matter. Over 74% of his viewers believe that the media displays a sex bias against Hillary."
In this campaign, women have felt very disenfranchised, ignored, and dismissed.
I was seriously considering sitting out the elections this year, but I have now made the decision to vote for McCain/Palin.