NOW, I'm on board!!
By now, everyone knows that Senator McCain announced that Gov. Sarah Palin is his running-mate. Everyone and his brother is analyzing the political brilliance of the pick, so I won't bore you with my "me, too," except to say that I'm very happy today!
For those interested, her bio is here.
As I said before, if McCain had chosen a pro-choice VP, it would have been a huge problem for me (and certainly many others). With Gov. Palin, we have someone who is not only pro-life ideologically, but someone who has as much as anyone "walked the walk" with the issue.
I'm referring to he newborn son, Trig, who has Down Syndrome. Today it is commonplace for pregnant mothers to pre-screen babies for Down Syndrome, and an alarming number of babies testing positive are aborted -- around 90%! Instead of making that "choice," Sarah Palin instead gave birth to baby Trig, upon which she said (as relayed on Laura Ingraham's show this morning), "When I saw him, I saw perfection."
The life debate is gaining greater than average scrutiny this election cycle, thanks to Obama/Pelosi style radicalism. As a pro-life conservative (and as a dad), is truly heartening to see someone on our ticket who is not only right on the issue, but has shown leadership by example.
It's a good day to be a conservative.