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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Jack Kelly: McCain, Palin should make joint ANWR trip

Syndicated columnist Jack Kelly suggested yesterday that John McCain should visit the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), accompanied by Gov. Palin, to reconsider his position on drilling. He also suggests using the trip to name Gov. Palin as his running mate.

I have heard the idea of a McCain-Palin ANWR trip floated by several news outlets, and personally I think that it is a very good idea. Veepstakes or no veepstakes, McCain could gain great credibility by touring ANWR (even if he doesn't change his position), and Gov. Palin is in the unique position of being able to facilitate such a venture. As one of the nation's leading voices on ANWR drilling, I think that she could play a vital role in the national drilling debate by inviting both Senator McCain and Senator Obama to visit the proposed drilling site and review the facts. Obama is not likely to accept such an offer, so McCain could easily seize the upper hand in the energy debate by showing himself as a the only candidate willing look at the facts on the ground.

So, I am happy to join the chorus calling for an ANWR visit by McCain, but I would like to add a plea to Gov. Palin as well:

Please take it upon yourself to invite both presidential candidates to ANWR. You are the only one who really has the authority to offer such a tour, and the country would benefit greatly from your services.

6 comments:

Ted said...

I can see it all now, Alaska Gov Sarah Palin's husband, Todd, introducing Sarah as the next Vice President of the United States at the Republican National Convention later this summer, to the tune of Shania Twain's "She's Not Just a Pretty Face".

Here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMlcZDorjuE

Just imagine!!! (Dems, eat your heart out)

Matt said...

I agree, that would be a great move on Palin's part.

Oh, and Politico has an article up that mentions her as one of the "three women who might join the GOP ticket"

Anonymous said...

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0608/11258.html

More coverage.

Dave J. said...

Hardball just finished discussing veepstakes and Palin wasn't even mentioned, not even when the talking heads were asked for "dark horses." Appalling.

Anonymous said...

Sarah Palin sends a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid today . . .

http://www.gov.state.ak.us/pdf/ANWRlettertoCongress_June23-2008.pdf

Anonymous said...

WOW!! That Shania song would be perfect. Imagine that song blaring with lyrics for Palin.

Then after they announce her, she steps down to high-five the front row right at the convention.

Dynamite!!! McCain needs this kinda excitement to pull off the upset.

She would capture the women's hearts all over the 50 states. She would help McCain get the 50% of the women vote.

Wife, Mother, Governor, American, Lover.....Vice President.

She would generate passion. Yes, even for conservatives it can be a good thing.

I'd quit my job and volunteer to help with the campaign.