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"She’s exactly who I need.  She’s exactly who this country needs to help me fight the same old Washington politics --Sen. John McCain


She rocks.  She’s a WOW!  Simply and truly, a wow.  Sarah Palin’s speech Wednesday night was a wow.

She who rocks the cradle, rocks the world.  It’s true, the hockey mom of five, rocks.  Wednesday night, she rocked, rolled and rattled the Obama bin Biden team off their grandiose perch.  I bet ya, BHO’s supporters are now shaking in their boots and shooting their mouths off to degrade and demean and belittle Sarah Palin’s speech.


And that’s because it made all those PLAGIARIZED speeches of Obama bin Biden sound PUNY and insignificant.  As one fellow Seattleite said of Ms. Palin’s speech: “Excellent!  It is a case of little America calling the bluff of superficial BIG America.”


Portions of her speech still ring in my ears, especially this eloquently-said quip on BHO: “This is a man who has authored two memoirs but not a single major law or reform, not even in the state Senate.  This is a man who can give an entire speech about the wars America is fighting, and never the word “victory” except when he’s talking about his own campaign….”

Yes indeed!!!


To all those HOSTILE reporters of CNN, MSNBC, NBC, like Campbell Brown, Brian Williams and Keith Olbermann, who bad-mouthed her and her family, she said, coolly and with utmost subtlety: “Here’s a little news flash for all those reporters and commentators.  I am not going to Washington to seek their good opinion.  I am going to Washington to serve the people of this country.”


Yes indeed!!!


It’s an absolute home run.  A star is born.  And she’s a woman.  She’s one heck of a woman.  And I adore her. And I believe million of others have fallen for her, too.  Even surpassing the 18-million voters, who still cling tenaciously to Ms. Hillary’s skirts.  But mind you, she has only but praises and agreement for Ms. Hillary Clinton.  She said, “It turns out the women of America aren’t finished yet, and we can shatter that glass ceiling once and for all.”


And, who is this woman, named Sarah Heath Palin?


Though born in Idaho, she’s a home-grown Alaskan.  In her high school years, she played basketball and led her team to a state championship.  Because of her fierceness and competiveness, she was called by her opponents, “Sarah Barracuda.”  They feared her, but her friends and fans adored her.  “I know this sounds hokey, but basketball was a life-changing experience for me,” she said.  “It’s all about setting a goal, about discipline, teamwork, and then success.”


She was Miss Wasilla and a runner-up and Miss Congeniality in a Miss Alaska contest.  She’s a woman.  All woman.  She said that many male judges of beauty contests are dirty old men and “too interested in the contestants’ derrieres.”


She has a degree in journalism and was an erstwhile sportscaster in her town’s TV station.  Like all broadcast journalists, she’s eloquent and she speaks well. 


She’s a gun-slinger, who believes in the code of the NRA.  She’s an avid fisherman, I mean, fisherwoman, if there’s such a word YET as “fisherwoman.”   She’s a snowmobiler and she lives by a lake with her family and her husband, Todd, who is a fisherman and who also works in the oil fields of Alaska.


She loves to dine on mooseburger and caribou meat.  She’s a big-game hunter.  She felt no qualms about shooting caribou.  She said, “That caribou has had a good life.  It’s been free out there on the tundra, not caged up on a farm with no place to go.” 


She has five children.  Her oldest son, Track, joined the Army last year and will soon be going to Iraq.  Her youngest son, Trig, born this April has Down syndrome, a condition that he and her husband were aware of before his birth.  She said, “Many people will express sympathy, but you don’t want or need that, because Trig will be a joy.  You have to trust me on this … we understand that every innocent life has a wonderful potential.”


When her VP candidacy was announced, the vicious, left-leaning, hitting-below-the-belt media also announced a day later that her unmarried 17-year-old daughter is five-months pregnant.  So she said: “Our beautiful daughter, Bristol, came to us with news that as parents we knew would make her grow faster than we had ever planned.  We’re proud of Bristol’s decision to have her baby and we’re even prouder to become grandparents….”


From PTA mom, she was elected into the Wasilla City Council in 1992.  Four years later, she was elected mayor of her town, bumping off a three-term incumbent.  As mayor, she admitted that some of the things she did were a little roughshod.  “It’s obvious,” she said.  “I am not running for Miss Congeniality.  I am running a city.”  She overhauled City Hall.  She introduced reforms.  She stamped out corruptions.  She kicked butts.


Six years later, she ran for governor of her state.  She won easily, also defeating the long-entrenched incumbent.  She became an avenging angel for reforms.  She slew lobbyists and special interests and tore apart the “good old boy” system in her state.  Whether they were Republicans or Democrat, she blew the whistle on their ethics violations and shenanigans.  She’s a barracuda, alright, fierce in her uprightness.  


As governor, she also has struck populist positions.  She laid off the chef and the driver in the governor’s mansion – and though her kids “missed” the chef’s cooking, no need for that, she said. 


She’s a MAVERICK, just like John McCain.  Most of all, she’s a woman, who rocks.  She would only be a heartbeat away from the U.S. presidency.  People ask: If something happens to John McCain, would she be able to handle the most powerful job in the world?  Of course, she can!  She’s a mom!  She, who rocks the cradle, can surely rule this world!   JJ # # #

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