Friday, September 12, 2008
Who is Sarah Palin? A better role model than Paris Hilton, Britney or Katy Perry?
Yes! she is a better role model and Palin represents a fresh model for real women in today's world especially to those who looks or behave like Barbie dolls. Sarah Heath(Not Husein) Palin arrived in Alaska with her family in 1964, when her parents came to teach school in Skagway. Palin, who graduated from Wasilla High School in 1982 later received a bachelor of science degree in communications-journalism from the University of Idaho in 1987. She is married to Todd Palin, who is a lifelong Alaskan, a production operator on the North Slope and a four-time champion of the Iron Dog, the world’s longest snowmachine race. Todd and Sarah fish in Bristol Bay with their children — Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper and Trig.
These days web buzz seems to be focused squarely on Barack Obama's "lipstick on a pig" jab at McCain. Obviously, a lot of people are taking that as a swipe against Palin, while Obama is insisting that he was misunderstood. So, who is right? Well, that's a tricky question. I will admit that I not only know the euphemism "lipstick on a pig", but use it on a regular basis. It is entirely possible that Sen. Obama was referencing the McCain campaign in general, but that's certainly not how it is understood by his audience. He wasn't even able to finish his joke before the audience started laughing at the connection with Gov. Palin.
Like it or not, Gov. Palin's "Pitbull in Lipstick" quip at the GOP convention is one of the most memorable lines of this election. It's been scrawled on signs, printed on t-shirts, and satirized by almost every political cartoonist in the country. Hence, you can no longer use the word "lipstick" in a speech without your audience thinking that you are making a Palin joke. I will be the first to admit that I don't know what Barack Obama was thinking when he made the remark, but whether he was referencing Sarah or not, he (or his handlers) should have known better. It was a tremendously idiotic move which showed (once again) that Senator Obama doesn't have much of a filter between his brain and his mouth. If you haven't heard yet, the numerous polls show the McCain-Palin ticket dramatically stealing the lead from Obama-Biden. A USA Today/Gallup poll even shows a 3% McCain-Palin lead among likely voters.
So, the Palin nomination (coupled with a fantastic convention) has definitely invigorated the McCain campaign. There is good reason to believe that the dynamics of this election have changed. By nominating Palin, the McCain campaign has recaptured the "maverick" label and ripped the "change" argument out from under Barack Obama. Meanwhile, GOP camp has overhauled the McCain campaign, molding it into a lean, mean electoral machine. And finally, Barack Obama has thrown his campaign totally off message by nominating Washington insider Joe Biden as his VP. With all of those factors working in McCain's favor, it is not a stretch to think that the War hero POW from Arizona will still be in the lead once the polls stabilize.
It also does not appear that "Sarahmania" will flame out any time soon. The McCain campaign is wisely choosing to keep her in the news rather than allowing her to disappear until the debates. This will allow Palin's star power to continue to lift the McCain campaign and build anticipation for the debates. Sarah should do well against Biden, launching a second round of Palin-buzz akin to what we saw after her convention speech. McCain himself will also get a jolt out of the debates later in the month, as he shines brightest in Q&A sessions. Obama, on the other hand, is best when he delivers uninterrupted inspiring speeches.
I remember as a young individual one of my neighborhood friends who is a girl being so excited when Geraldine Ferraro ran for vice president on the Democratic slate in 1984.
Even though she didn’t win, the fact that a woman could be a major party candidate opened the horizons. It’s been a long time waiting for another woman on a national ticket. But the day has come, with Republican Sen. John McCain’s choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. And not only is she female, she’s a working mom with five children! That alone is already more experience than Obama having only two daughters! I hope that her candidacy will inspire the next generation of young girls to believe they too can achieve anything they dream in America. Thank God McCain didn't pick someone boring or outrageous like Paris Hilton. Can you imagine even as far fetch of a Mavericks that he is!
Palin is pro-life and against same-sex marriage but claims to have good friends who are gay. In 2006 while running for governor, she said she would support a ballot initiative that denied benefits to same-sex couples, but her first veto as governor shot down such a bill. She is Christian and pro-life, but also a supporter of birth control. She's a member of Feminists For Life (FFL), an anti-abortion, pro-contraception organization. In 2002, she wrote a letter to FFL stating that she had "adamantly supported our cause since I first understood, as a child, the atrocity of abortion." She supports the teaching of creationism in public schools, alongside evolution. She is also a lifelong member of the National Rifle Association and supports the constitutional right to bear arms. We need more people like Sarah Palin, who didn't have the grades or financials for IVY league school but believe in hard work, persistent drives and the American way of achieving what is right. Today she is a GOP Veep Candidate and come Jan 2009, she will be the Veep of the great United States.
Thank goodness the only tie in between Katy Perry, Britney and Paris Hilton to Sarah Palin is simply Sarah Palin have overtaken these younger barbie like girls in popularity search on the Internet. More people are paying attention to Palin and this represents a more positive trend. I’d love to hear what you think!