Friday, August 29, 2008
Sarah Palin - Sen. John McCain's Vice Presidential Running Mate
Sarah Louise Heath Palin (born February 11, 1964):
Sen. John McCain has chosen the current Governor of Alaska as his Vice Presidential running mate for the November 2008 election! Here are some highlights:
+ Palin was the head of her high school's Fellowship of Christian Athletes and she would lead the team in prayer before games
+ Her eighteen-year-old son Track, eldest of five, joined the Army presently serving in an infantry brigade and will be deployed to Iraq in September
+ On April 18, 2008, Palin gave birth to her second son, Trig Paxson Van Palin, who has Down syndrome. Palin refused to let the results of prenatal genetic testing change her decision to have the baby, and commented that, "I'm looking at him right now, and I see perfection." "Trig is beautiful and already adored by us," said Palin on the day after her son's birth. "We knew through early testing he would face special challenges, and we feel privileged that God would entrust us with this gift and allow us unspeakable joy as he entered our lives. We have faith that every baby is created for good purpose and has potential to make this world a better place. We are truly blessed."
+ Palin is strongly Pro-Life and belongs to Feminists for Life
+ In November of last year Palin lambasted a decision by the Alaskan Supreme Court that permitted under age girls to obtain abortions without parental consent. Palin called the decision “outrageous” and instructed Alaska's Attorney General to file a petition for a rehearing.
+ She opposes same-sex marriage
+ Palin supported a democratic advisory vote from the public on whether there should be a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. In 1998, Alaska was one of the first U.S. states to pass a constitutional ban on gay marriage.
+ And the number one reason to vote for McCain/Palin . . . Sarah Palin is a hockey mom!!!