The left cannot escape the mindset of identity politics, despite Obama’s talk of post-racial, post-gender, post-ideological, and post-generational politics.
When they look at Sarah Palin, the only thought that comes to their mind is that she’s a woman. To the left, if a woman can’t pass muster with Emily’s List, she can’t be taken seriously. Thus she’s a token.
I have a challenge for the political left: Name a governor with higher approval ratings than Sarah Palin.
I submit to you that the reason why Sarah Palin’s approval ratings reach up to 80% is because she is superb at doing her job. Performance on the job is her qualification.
She’s cleaning up the excesses of her corrupt predecessors. Do you think that fact would leap to the attention of Senator McCain, who was so stung by “Keating 5” that reform has been his mission ever since? I think so.
She’s vetoed bill after bill after bill to force the legislature to weed the pork out of the budget. Do you think that fact would leap to the attention of Senator McCain, who has fought earmarks in Washington? I think so.
She’s appointed Republicans, Democrats, and independents to positions in her administration and gotten more accomplished in 2 years than her gubernatorial predecessor did in 12 years. Do you think that fact would leap to the attention of Senator McCain, who has railed against gridlock and reached across party lines to get things done?
Among the things she’s gotten done is a natural gas pipeline project that sat on the drawing board for 30 years is finally getting underway. She’s shown a commitment to finding more energy solutions in an environmentally responsible manner. Do you think that fact would leap to the attention of Senator McCain, who has campaigned for America’s energy independence?
Let’s be clear: There is no one more qualified to be on a McCain ticket than Sarah Palin. McCain sees elements of himself in the impressive resume of Sarah Palin.
Choosing the governor who is doing better at her job than any other in America is not tokenism!
And why wouldn’t the best governor be among those ready to be President at a moment’s notice?
The political left is being entirely dishonest about the charges of tokenism, entirely dishonest about the talk of a new, unifying, brand of politics, and entirely dishonest about changing Washington.
The change ticket I believe in is the one that has ACCOMPLISHED change, not the one that only has talk.