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Friday, February 8, 2008

We did it!!!

I picked one heck of a week to take a vacation, as McCain has now become the presumptive nominee and the veepstakes has officially begun, and today I found that we have succeeded in our quest to insert Gov. Palin into the top tier of the veepstakes. Here's a brief rundown of our success in the last few days.

1. Ace of Spades, a MAJOR player in the conservative blogosphere, has posted in favor a Palin nomination and linked our blog.

2. Instapundit has once again mentioned a possible Palin nomination.

3. WeeklyStandard.com has suggested Palin not once, but twice for the VP nomination.

4. And here's the big one: Governor Palin is running THIRD (tied) in RealClearPolitics' "Veepstakes!" Only Condoleeza Rice and J.C. Watts recieved more mentions, and Colin Powell had to settle for a tie with Sarah. Other major contenders left in Palin's dust include Mike Huckabee, Fred Thompson, Rudy Giuliani, Michael Steele, Bobby Jindal, Charlie Crist, and Kay Bailey Hutchison.

I have an extremely busy day tomorrow here at CPAC, but I will see what I can do to keep you abreast of any new developments. Congratulations! We did it!

10 comments:

MiJuBri Farms said...

Yipee! Woohoo! Congrats. Perseverance is a gift that so few have. Thanks for sticking it out.
Julie

Michael Schuyler said...

Would you send me a quick email to michael@schuyler.com? Stephen Malone gave me your name. Thanks

Charles E. said...

I just read the article on her in 'Alaska' magazine. She seems like she would make a good running mate being an attractive, pro life, conservative woman. My only concern is that she hasn't been in office long enough to have enough experience to be president with the presidential nominee in his 70's. Still I think McCain picking her would be a smart move.

Anonymous said...

Speaking from just a bit left of center...I think it would e the only ticket out there that could handily win. McCain/Palin could definitely get this lefty's vote.

Anonymous said...

Charles e reflects my previous comment on her lack of experience as a potential weakness. Her character would have to win out over this weak variable.

Anonymous said...

I'm down here in Akron, Ohio and with drop-dead gorgeous looks like that you may get the dems here to consider.

Anonymous said...

Ha! You people are killing me!

Like black33, a commenter over at the Anchorage Daily News wrote:

And the moon is made out of green cheese

I'm sure McCain will pick a person for VP:

1. who comes from a state that hates him.

2. per 1, will not help McCain gain in a state or region in which he needs help.

3. who just raised corporate taxes significantly. That will go over well at the republican convention (and with the rank and filers who make candidates take the no tax increase pledge).

Anonymous said...

More positive Palin talk from the conservative side of the blogosphere, Ross Douthat has this pity anlaysis: "It might be too much, too soon. (Though tell that to Obama.)"

http://rossdouthat.theatlantic.com/archives/2008/02/mccainpalin_08.php

Anonymous said...

It seems as though she would be a good candidate in the future. I did have one question though, is it true that she raise corporate taxes 3 times now since she has been governor?

ElephantMan said...

The idea of Palin-as-tax-hiker is a myth. In fact, she's so fiscally conservative that the Club for Growth wanted her to try to take out Sen. Ted Stevens in a primary (obviously she didn't).

I'm working on finding these supposed "corporate tax hikes". Haven't found anything yet, but I'll keep looking. However, when Gov. Palin was Mayor of Wasilla, AK, I beleive she cut taxes 11 times.

The only "tax hike" that I recall from Gov. Palin was last years "ACES" oil tax plan, which recalibrated the states oil tax structure from a 22% rate to a 25% rate. That sounds like a lot, but keep in mind the the artificially low 22% rate was in place only one year and was literally bought and paid for by the VECO Corporation (a bribery scandal for which several legislators are now under indictment). The ACES plan merely stabilizes oil taxes at a realistic level and scraps the corruption-tainted plan that was in place. Also, keep in mind that oil taxes are the primary source of revenue in income tax-free Alaska, so the HAVE to perform in order to keep the state afloat.