ANOTHER OF THE 80% HEARD FROM-----LOVE GRANDPA
Note: As you will read, the author of this has given permission for it to be
passed on so I am posting it in its entirety. The person who sent it to me
in an e-mail knows Deb from Alaska.
For anyone who wants my opinion on our new Vice President
Feel free to agree or disagree, but here is an Alaskan's viewpoint on our
new VP candidate (and I believe it is an opinion shared by the vast majority
of Alaskan residents).
Sarah Palin is the USA's answer to Margaret Thatcher!
Anyone who thinks she cannot handle the job or deal briskly and efficiently
with ANY issue, including foreign governments; well, they haven't met our
Sarah . She is not "just a woman", she is not "just a way to get
votes" and if anyone expects her to smile, simper and be quietly sweet -
they don't know Sarah. She is *more than* qualified for the job and the best
possible choice McCain could have made.
As an Alaskan resident as well as a resident of Wasilla, (AK), where Sarah
Palin was at one time Mayor, I feel I can speak with confidence. Governor
Sarah Palin of Alaska is exactly what she portrayed during her introduction
this morning and exactly what our US Government needs. She is ethical to a
fault (if there is such a thing), a refreshing change to the status-quo and
as smart and determined a PERSON (gender really isn't an issue here as far
as I'm concerned) as anyone could ask for at the head of government.
Sarah is no naïve "small town mayor" - she just *started out* there. Btw, as
Mayor of Wasilla, she brought this "small town" through a lot of GOOD
changes and left it at the end of her term having grown to the 4th largest
CITY in Alaska - a lot of growth and a stronger economic base than ever
She has EXECTUTIVE experience *running a government* something NONE of the
other candidates can actually boast, even John McCain) as Governor of Alaska
and got there by defeating the *incumbent* Republican Governor, who was
definitely part of the "old school" and who WAS very much in the pocket of
the big oil companies. We in Alaska wanted change - and we got it in the
person of Sarah Palin!
Sarah Palin is everything she looks to be and more. Her approval rating as
Governor of Alaska has been as high as 95% and is currently leveled out
consistently in the upper 80 percentile throughout the state (and in both
parties) - the HIGHEST approval rating of ANY sitting Governor.
Sarah has been turning around corruption in the Legislature of Alaska -
turning things on their ear for that matter; cutting spending in spite of
the increased income the state is currently receiving due to the high oil
prices - she has insisted on putting a huge amount of the "windfall" into
savings for the future rather than spending, spending, spending - and has
insisted from the get-go on what she refers to as "honest, ethical and
transparent governing" - no more closed door meetings and dealings - the big
oil companies thought she would be a pushover and have learned better to
She understands the "real people" and the economic issues we all face
(Alaskans along with the rest of the country) - she was one of "us" not long
ago. Rather than passing useless "laws" or throwing money at pet projects,
she (most recently) temporarily suspended the state gas tax (on gasoline at
the pumps, fuel oil and natural gas for homes, etc.) and has ordered checks
issued to ALL residents of Alaska this fall in an attempt to assist with the
burden of high fuel costs for the upcoming winter. I could go on and on, but
that's enough for now. She isn't doing these things to be popular - she is
doing it because her constituents are HURTING financially and she is in a
position to help.
She became Governor of Alaska by defeating the Incumbent Republican Governor
and doing it *without* the money or the support of the Republican Party,
which was amazing in itself - and she won by a landslide. The "powers that
be" at that time totally underestimated Sarah and learned better the hard
way. Let's hope Obama does the same. Sarah has done exactly what she claimed
she was going to do when elected and is just as popular today as the day she
was elected - perhaps more so since even the Democrats up here seem to like
her - she works well with both sides in the Legislature here.
Sarah "belongs" to us (Alaskans) ... and although we are going to be
terribly sorry to see her leave before she finishes the job she started here
(two years ago) straightening out OUR State ... we understand she is needed
for a bigger purpose and hopefully her Lt. Governor will be able to fill her
shoes here and continue the job.
As for worrying about what would happen if McCain were to die or step down
or whatever ... here in AK we've only been wondering how long we would be
able to KEEP Sarah in Alaska and have seen her as our first woman President
of the USA from the start. It's always been a matter of whether she would
wait until the end of her TWO terms as Governor (no doubt at ALL that she
would be re-elected if she ran for a second term at the end of her current
term) ... or end up in Washington sooner. She could do the job TODAY.
Personally, I feel a lot better about McCain now that I know he has someone
as savvy, as strong, as ethical and as steady as Sarah at his back. She will
be an excellent Vice President ... and my guess is will be our US Republican
Presidential candidate in four years - AND by then the country will KNOW her
- will love and respect her as we do here - and she'll win by as much of a
landslide as she did here in Alaska. I only wonder if McCain has a clue what
he is unleashing on the US of A . She is going to be a fresh wind, but
also a strong wind.
Is that enough of an endorsement? If not, I'll add this .... Jerry and I
have for many years felt the best "vote" was to vote for the lesser of two
"evils" and hope they didn't do too much damage. Two years ago during our
State Governor's race was the first time EVER that we actually asked for not
just a little sign to put in our yard showing our support of our candidate
(something we've never felt the desire to do at all before) - we asked for a
full 4' x 8' "SARAH PALIN FOR GOVERNOR!" sign and were proud to display it.
She hasn't let us or Alaska down. She will do the same for the USA if given
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ANOTHER OF THE 80% HEARD FROM-----LOVE GRANDPA
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