"I think [John McCain's] going to evolve into eventually supporting ANWAR," Sarah Palin told Larry Kudlow (above) recently, adding that "Obama is way off on all of that." Watch and listen here, and see what you think. She's Governor of Alaska, a mother of five and only 44 years old — younger than Obama! — and John McCain is rumored to want her for VP. Like Aldo Cella and Elisson, John McCain knows what women like.
"Going back to the dynamic of the McCain campaign, they want to shake it up, and this is definitely something that will shake it up," Karl Rove is telling Fox & Friends midmorning as rumors fly that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is Johnny's pick:
She is very smart. She is very personable. She's one of these people who's very approachable. People are going to like her.
You go, girl!
Fun fact update: Biographical snippet from Wikipedia re the Idaho-born Sarah, who moved with her family to Alaska when she was an infant:
While pampered liberals slept.
More fun facts from Wikipedia:
She earned the nickname "Sarah Barracuda" because of her intense [high school] basketball play …
In 1984, Palin was first runner-up in the Miss Alaska beauty pageant … winning a scholarship to help pay her way through college. In the Wasilla pageant, she played the flute and also won Miss Congeniality …
She hunts, eats moose burgers, ice fishes, rides snowmobiles, and owns a float plane … holds a lifetime membership with the National Rifle Association … admits that she used marijuana when it was legal in Alaska, but says that she did not like it.
Palin holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Idaho where she also minored in politics. She briefly worked as a sports reporter for local Anchorage television stations while also working as a commercial fisherman with her husband, Todd [a Native Yup'ik Eskimo], her high school sweetheart.
You want audacity? This gal is soakin' in it.
Update III: Charles Krauthammer on Fox is saying McCain should pick someone "safe" like Fred Thompson. We LOVE Fred, of course, and our sis will remind us that we have a heart too soon made glad, but the Governor of Alaska gets our girls-just-wanna-have-fun juices flowing. Sarah, get your gun!
The Mother of All Updates: Sarah's the one!
The Father of All Updates: Instalanche! Thanks, Professor. More on all that in the next post.
Update VI: "She's real," raves Amy Kane of Atlantic Ave, tossing us a link:
Genuine, bright, articulate, confident, striking all the right notes (for me) and no teleprompter. That's my assessment of her first speech as McCain's running mate.
Lots of women I know are going to identify with her and like her, whatever their politics and ultimately their vote in November.
As Amy says, "Oh yeah!!!"