Governors of this nation serve as chief executives and impact every aspect of the lives of the people in their state. (this includes job training, taxes, education, safety from natural disasters, first response, health care, and many other things) Governor Palin has gotten in the arena and worked with the people of Alaska, first on the local level and finally on the state level as Governor. Governor Palin managed a state government of more than 24,000 employees with a budget that was in the billions of dollars. (alongside Republicans AND Democrats, she has crafted and passed two annual budgets) In two budgets alone, Governor Palin vetoed nearly $500 million in wasteful spending. Governor Palin is an energy expert who has challenged the influence of the big oil companies and brought competition to the oil and gas markets in her state to develop new energy resources. Because of her leadership, the state of Alaska has begun a $40 billion natural gas pipeline to help lead the way to energy independence in the United States of America. Governor Palin proposed and passed energy relief for the state of Alaska and every household got $1200 to help offset rising gas prices.
Liberals just can't seem to grasp the idea that it doesn't matter to conservatives what the color of your skin is, it doesn't matter to us whether you're male or female! What matters most to conservatives is a candidates' political philosophy, his or her stand on the issues, and qualifications. Sarah Palin has far more qualifications than even the Presidential candidate for the Democratic party--that is clear to any thinking person who wishes to admit it. Prior to his first term, Bill Clinton was only a governor. And, prior to Ronald Reagan's first term, he was only a governor. Her conservative position on taxes, her 'small government' mentality, and her strong positions on energy independence and the sanctity of life are what convinced me that she was by far the best candidate for VP on this ticket!