Not that I think for a minute Alaska Governor Sarah Palin can’t handle herself, having been picked by Senator McCain as a vice-presidential running mate, the animal lovers are already lining up and calling her a wolf killer. Oh, heck! Why not a polar bear killer too!
Gov. Palin supports the use of aerial killing of overgrown populations of wolves in specific areas of Alaska that threaten other species, specifically the caribou and moose, needed for subsistence hunting by the natives. She is also suing the Department of Interior on behalf of the state of Alaska to overturn the DOI’s decision to list the polar bear as a threatened species.
Earlier today, republican candidate for President, Sen. John McCain emailed his supporters with his announcement.
I am honored to announce that I have chosen Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska as my choice for the Republican nominee for Vice President. As a father with three daughters, I can’t express how proud I am to choose the first female Republican Vice-Presidential nominee.
Sarah Palin is a trailblazer and a reformer. As the first female governor of Alaska, she challenged a corrupt system and has been a tireless advocate for reform – passing a landmark bill on ethics reform. She has taken on the old politics in Alaska and reformed the state’s energy industry. She rejects wasteful pork barrel spending. She’s fearless – exactly the type of leader I want at my side and the type of leadership we will bring to Washington.
My friends, together Sarah Palin and I make the strongest presidential ticket and I know that she joins me in asking for your support as we head into our Convention week in Minnesota. We’re shaking things up in this campaign – and Governor Palin and I are ready to bring real reform to Washington.
Personally, I think it was a good pick for him. Let the games begin!