It goes on and on. Even better - her husband is a commercial fisherman. That is a man's man. The kind of role model for our young men that a First Gentleman should be. Deadliest Catch? Maybe for the Democrats down the road. A Maggie in the making? Let's see what happens in 2012 or 2016. I like what Fred Barnes has to say though.
- Point Guard for the basketball team that won the 1982 State Championship.
- Attacked and destroyed the corrupt members of her own party.
- Highest approval ratings of any governor in the country, with ratings in recent polls between 89-93%.
- Vetoed 13 percent of the state's proposed budget for capital projects. The cuts, the Anchorage Daily News said, "may be the biggest single-year line-item veto total in state history."
- Life member of the NRA.
- She is a girl, and easy on the eyes.
- Mother of four.
With her emphasis on ethics and openness in government, "it turned out Palin caught the temper of the times perfectly," wrote Tom Kizzia of the Anchorage Daily News. She was also lucky. News broke of an FBI investigation of corruption by legislators between the primary and general elections. So far, three legislators have been indicted.I'm watching. Governor Sarah Palin (R-AK), I'm watching.
In the roughly three years since she quit as the state's chief regulator of the oil industry, Palin has crushed the Republican hierarchy (virtually all male) and nearly every other foe or critic. Political analysts in Alaska refer to the "body count" of Palin's rivals.
"The landscape is littered with the bodies of those who crossed Sarah," says pollster Dave Dittman, who worked for her gubernatorial campaign. It includes Ruedrich, Renkes, Murkowski, gubernatorial contenders John Binkley and Andrew Halcro, the three big oil companies in Alaska, and a section of the Daily News called "Voice of the Times," which was highly critical of Palin and is now defunct.
Hat tip Reason via The Corner.