There's a buzz this morning that John McCain will name the current governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin as his running mate.
Update at 9:54 AM- McCain picks Palin
Palin would be a risk due to her age, sex, and lack of Washington experience, but she might also be a great asset due to her age, sex, and lack of Washington experience.
There's no doubt about her success as governor of Alaska, not to mention her character as a person. She is firmly pro-life. My favorite Palin story has to do with the birth of her second son just a few months ago. On April 18, 2008, Palin gave birth to Trig Paxson Van Palin, who has Down's Syndrome. Palin refused to let the results of prenatal genetic testing change her decision to have the baby. "I'm looking at him right now, and I see perfection," Palin said. "Yeah, he has an extra chromosome. I keep thinking, in our world, what is normal and what is perfect?"
Beyond her clear pro-life stand she has accomplished numerous political victories as governor and actually enjoys an 80% approval rating in her state. She's a hunter and an athlete to boot. Let's face it, while not nearly as beautiful as my wife, she ain't hard on the eyes either. Old Johnny M could use a little youth and vibrance added to his platform, she certainly provides it.
I'm not excited about John McCain as a candidate. Palin as VP candidate might breath some supportive life in to me. We should find out soon.