Was Sarah Palin a good choice as John McCain’s running mate?

Posted Sept. 08, 2008, at 4:32 p.m.

Republicans are energized by the Palin pick, calling her “a breath of fresh air.” She’s a young, attractive mother of five, a hunter, a fundamentalist Christian and self-described reformer. But is she believable as someone committed to cutting government spending given her record in Alaska of seeking and using congressional earmarks? And is she experienced enough to be a heartbeat away from a 72-year-old president? Is the power of her charm and her life story enough to make her a viable candidate?

http://bangordailynews.com/2008/09/08/opinion/was-sarah-palin-a-good-choice-as-john-mccainrsquos-running-mate/ printed on September 30, 2014