Think Freely Media presents Common Sense with Paul Jacob

John McCain’s choice of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate shocked a lot of people.

Even people in the media didn’t know very much about her. She hasn’t spent any time on Meet the Press, for example.

But I knew who she was long before her selection as Republican nominee for Vice President. That’s because Sarah Palin has real street cred as a reformer.

For starters, as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, she followed through on her campaign promise to cut property taxes — by 40 percent.

Though a Republican, she has not hesitated to challenge Party bigwigs. She went after the state’s Republican Party chairman for ethics violations — violations he later admitted. She joined a Democrat in filing an ethics complaint against the Republican attorney general. He later resigned.

Then, in 2006, she ran against the incumbent governor of her own party, and by connection the whole corrupt GOP cabal in Alaska. And she won.

Today, Sarah Palin is the most popular governor in the country.

Of course, questions remain. Though she has taken on GOP leaders in her state, she has been friendlier to their pork projects than I like.

But while some belittle her experience, her readiness to be president, I say, think again: Twenty or 30 years of Washington experience disqualifies a candidate for the job.

Now, I don’t mean to speak ill of politicians . . . well, yes I do.

This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.

By: Redactor


  1. Sharon Stark says:

    Vice-presidents generally do very little. I am afraid that Sarah is a smokescreen to keep voters from examining John McCain and his past voting records, etc.

  2. Jamie Cannon says:

    Apparently, Governor Palin does well rooting our Republican crooks. Is this something that John McCain believes in? The idea that you might think it useful to let the Party of Bush and McCain continue for four more years just might tell us more about you than them.

    I just can’t believe that the Paul Jacob I’ve been reading for months and months actually believes that Governor Palin is equipped to be president.

    Jamie Cannon
    St. Louis, MO

  3. Ken Kelley says:

    Before you get too perturbed about her “pork” income, you might want to consider the big picture. In terms of dollars, it’s not so out of line. And when you consider that she’s from one of the least-populated states in the country, yet one of the largest, and it happens to need the infrastructure of roads and pipelines in order to supply the Oil & Gas we’re “allowed” to produce from there, Alaska may well be one of the few places where some appropriately selected earmarks actually serve the benefit of the entire country.

    — Ken Kelley
    (Houston, Texas)

  4. A “True Outsider”…

    That’s Sarah Palin. We’ve known about her for a long time because we pay attention to politics. But the liberal media didn’t know her, so they think she is an “unknown.” They clamor for someone who is……

  5. John Hunter says:

    I believe in gov’t assistance for research but not for operation. If wind can’t compete at this time with other electrical power sources, then it should not receive any gov’t support.

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