Friday, August 29, 2008

McCain - Palin '08

Yahoo reports that McCain has chosen Alaska governor Sarah Palin as running mate.

Mark Levin, over at National Review, says it's a good choice. Levin has been no small critic of McCain so this is an interesting turn.

My reaction is: "At least he didn't choose Lieberman. Or Romney. Or Huckabee. Or Pawlenty."

10 comments:

Travis said...

I am also glad that it wasn't any of the men rumored to be in the mix, and I believe that she is an excellent selection.

Al Mohler actually introduced me to Palin via his blog and radio show. Here are the links to both, and I believe that DOR readers will find them useful and encouraging. Here is the blog post and here is the radio show. The former is from May 6 and the later from May 9.

Philip said...

Thanks for the links. I haven't been this happy about the Republican ticket since the day before McCain cinched the nomination!

Stephen said...

Would it be atrociously sexist for me to suggest that Mrs. Palin belongs at home taking care of her family, including her son afflicted by Down syndrome born only four months ago?

Travis said...

It's not a sexist comment, but your implication that she doesn't care for her kids is off base.

Philip said...

Stephen - I believe a liberal commentator said something just like that earlier today! She's already a governor; I'm thinking her job will be a little easier as vice president.

Karen said...

It may not be sexist but calling her son "afflicted" is akin to calling him "mongoloid".

Very tasteless.

Stephen said...

Travis: I don't mean to imply that Sarah Palin doesn't care for her children--I've no doubt that she loves them very much. I only mean to point out that a married woman with children is to be a wife first and a mother second. Mrs. Palen ought not put "Country First" to the neglect of these pressing moral obligations.

Philip: Liberals say a lot of things. Whether or not she should be a governor is a separate question, although we will arrive at essentially the same answer.

Karen: "Afflicted" may be out of style, but it still finds a good bit of scholarly and popular usage. My apologies to any who were offended.

I'd be happy to address any substantive criticism. That is, unless we all agree that Mrs. Palin has no business being a candidate for vice president.

Anonymous said...

Right on Stephen!

Karen...give me a break...

Spencer

onthecreek said...

I say she should be a keeper at home.
Donna

Karen said...

How we discuss Palin's family is is on topic because it directly relates to our attitudes about family and life.

Calling her son names is what the pro-choicers do. I don't mean that she deserves a medal for raising her son - far from it. She did the right thing - the thing that many of us would do (I hope). You could have made your point, Stephen, without invoking such tacky rhetoric.

And no, we don't agree. I'm sure we'll all have more to say on this in the future.