3:23 PM

Meet the Next Vice President

Posted by Skye |

My fellow contributers at Flopping Aces have done a fabulous job of introducing McCain's VP running mate, Gov. Sarah Palin. Most notable is Mata's report on Palin's TrooperGate. Go check out the outstanding coverage over at Flopping Aces.

The Wall Street Journal has posted a excerpt of a conversation with Gov. Palin. The full article will be posted in the premier edition of WSJ Magazine on September 6h. This teaser article shows a capable, multitasking woman who places a healthy lifestyle in high regard. If she slacks off on her exercise schedule, the only person she blames is herself. That says a lot about her character, one that I respect even more after reading this excerpt:

Gov. Sarah Palin has always been a runner. Her parents were marathoners and high school track and cross-country coaches. "Running was a family affair," she says. "I didn't have much choice. Thankfully, I've never tired of it."

Gov. Palin, a mother of five kids, says exercise is still very much a "family thing." She and her husband, Todd, also an athlete, named their first son Track because he was born in that sport's season. Gov. Palin (above, near Mendenhall Glacier, outside of Juneau) and her family live in Wasilla, about 45 miles north of Anchorage.

"Being pregnant every few years.
If I get lazy and go weeks or months without exercising it's not because of circumstances but because I'm being less disciplined. Shame on me."

She brings to the McCain campaign an impeccable CV, she is the right PERSON for the job , and not simply the first woman to occupy the Naval Observatory. Unlike our own Madame Speaker who proudly boasted she got the job by 'cutting in line'. The difference is everything.

I have stated in a previous Vlog that the GOP convention is an historic event - now it is even more so. I am so proud to have the opportunity to be part of this history, or should I say HERstory. Congratulations, Sarah Palin - you've got my vote!

Another notable Republican woman: Cindy McCain visits Georgia:

It's not every aspiring First Lady whose comfort zone is a war zone, but such is the case for Cindy McCain, who left today on a mission to Georgia to assess the civilian casualties of the Russian invasion.

McCain is traveling with the U.N.'s World Food Programme, whose work she monitored in Southeast Asia and Africa this spring and summer. McCain plans to meet with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and to visit wounded Georgian soldiers. She would also visit representatives of the HALO Trust, which works to remove land mines and on whose board she serves.

Cindy McCain said she has been trying to get into Georgia since the conflict started, but it took time to arrange the logistics. Her husband, she said, is "very supportive. As soon as he saw what was happening — he and I, we connect on many levels. I mean, he knew immediately [that I would want to go]. I've been to Georgia with him; I know the country."

Both women are remarkable role models for women of all ages!

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