I don’t know if it’s possible to write a more Alaskan sentence than Wikipedia’s description of Sarah Palin’s personal life:
“Palin is a self-described “hockey mom” and mother of five. She hunts, goes ice fishing, eats mooseburgers, rides snowmobiles, has run a marathon, and owns a floatplane. … Her spokesman Ben Porritt stated that she has also visited Canada.”
Wow, Palin made it all the way to Canada? How worldly!
John McCain’s (or whoever is pulling the strings) choice of running made is hardly surprising. With their evil nemesis, the ever-crafting Democrats, throwing a black guy out there, the ‘Pubs have to fight fire with fire, and as Alan Keys must have been unavailable, a female was really their only option.
It appears that Palin will make adequate comic fodder in the coming months, as she offers plenty of odd life decisions and probably skeletons in her closet. The best-looking vice-presidential candidate since Schuyler Colfax, Palin appears to have been on the standard hot-woman career path before seemingly randomly entering politics in 1992, making the famed Alaska beauty pagent rounds before heading out to the University of Hawaii for a semester. She then transferred back to the mainland to major in communications and worked as a sports reporter for the local news in Anchorage.
Palin’s sudden entry into politics reeks of puppetry. Would it really be that surprising if some local businessman saw an opportunity to gain a foothold in local politics by getting a hot lady elected? That appears to be what is going on right now, as Palin doesn’t seem to bring a whole lot to the table other than being a woman; her views on most issues seem distinctly conservative and differ very little form McCain’s.
Of course, this is just speculation, as I know nothing about Sarah Palin other than what I read in the past half-hour. I’m pretty sure that when all is said and done, however, she will end up just being another politician, just like everyone else.