I suddenly find myself in the position of actually considering voting for a candidate that I pretty much loathe.
The more I learn of Sarah Palin, the more I find myself willing to vote for that rotten SOB McCain.
I look at a map of Alaska, and two things immediately catch my attention: Russia, on the left side of the map; and Canada on the right. Alaska doesn’t have common borders with any other US state. None.
While not exactly widely disseminated, it is no secret that the governors of border states do a lot of diplomatic and international work. The Texas SecState has an entire section titled: Texas Border and Mexican Affairs; the California Governors Office runs Trade Missions in multiple foreign nations, as does the Arizona Dept of Commerce International Business section.
And both Texas and California have only one international border.
All of Alaska’s borders are international.
The Alaska Executive branch has an office called, “The Governor’s Office of International Trade”. Right now, I can’t get the link to open, but I’m relatively sure that this office is primarily tasked with doing things … well … internationally.
I may be a bit off, but seems to me that Governor Palin has a couple of years of Executive Branch International experience under her belt. Not as much as I’d like, true, but a sight more than some other folks.
On top of all that, Governor Palin has cut government spending in Alaska — not as much as I’d like, but still — and she hunts (moose!), fishes, and has worked in the private sector.
Plus, she (allegedly) seems to have had an artistic elbow as point guard and captain of her schools State champion basketball team. (The whole sinking-the-critical-free-throw-in-the-last-seconds-of-the-championship-game-on-a-fractured-ankle just kind of being icing on the cake.)
Yes, this is someone I can vote for.