Thrilled about Palin as McCain’s VP Pick

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to be interviewed for CBS Channel 2 News about my thoughts on the selection of Sarah Palin as McCain’s running mate.  I could not be more thrilled.  I thought I would share some of my thoughts expressed during the interview.

First, she brings unique qualifications to the job.  As a tough reform Governor in a state where everything is tougher, she has demonstrated on ability to take on the Democratic majorities in both the House and the Senate.  This is something left to the VP and she is ready.  Importantly, she understands one of the most impoprtant issues facing the next administration – energy supply and independence and the environment.  Alaska is the forefront for many of our energy issues, including drilling, pipelines and the environment.  She is uniquely equipped to handle the competing interests as they emerge on a national scale as we debate energy independence. And she understands the military.  Although she has not personally served, she is the commander in chief of the Alaskan National Guard and knows first hand the requirements for our troops.  And as a mother of a soldier, she truly understands the issues and concerns facing all military families.

Secondly, she is prolife.  This quality transcends the abortion issue.  Her views on the sanctity of human life will permeate all the important decisions she and the administration will face.  Whether it is understanding the threat of terrorism and radical jihads, deciding when to send troops into battle, analyzing economic impacts on families, or appointing judges to the federal bench, she understands that it is our lives at stake and that each life affected is of unique worth.

And finally, I have to say it, she is a woman and a relatively young one at that.  That means she represents the future, the fresh new face of the Republican party.  It is clear with the choice of Palin, McCain is redefining the party for this century and we should be thrilled to see her as one of the many bright stars.



  1. Here’s a video clip featuring Stephanie:

    Great work!

    Linda L

  2. How exciting! I look forward to joining all the women in the IL GOP, uniting us together to harness the talent and energy that clearly exists, and establishing a platform all women can get behind.

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