Senator John McCain exercised presidential judgment and common sense when he selected Alaskan Governor, Sarah Palin as his candidate for vice-president. Palin represents the best of American ideals and competent representation in our democratic republic. Her stellar personal and political background is a genuine inspiration to our country's men, women, children and families. Most of all, Governor Palin demonstrates the character, integrity and proven confidence that she can handle the responsibility, including the office of president if necessary.
Compare Governor Palin's record in government with Barack Obama's and she wins. Among her accomplishments, she single-handedly busted political corruption in Alaska's state government, promoted environmentally-conscious production of energy, cut spending, and returned Alaska's tax surplus to the taxpayers.
My wife and I were Republicans until we were disappointed by President George H.W. Bush and betrayed by Ross Perot in 1992. As independent voters, we will now vote for John McCain and Sarah Palin. Our children are taking my wife and I on a cruise to Alaska next July to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. Like Sarah Palin and her husband, Todd, we too were high school sweethearts. Hopefully, Sarah Palin won't be there, but in Washington doing what she does best. Representing all of us.
Apple Valley, CA