Friday, August 29, 2008

Election 2008: A huntress on the ticket!

Well, hot damn, looks like we've got a huntress on the Republican ticket.

It's not confirmed yet, but it's all over the news that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will be Sen. John McCain's runningmate.

Palin, who was born in Idaho and moved to Alaska as an infant, is a lifelong moose huntress. According to her Wikipedia entry, she and her dad used to get up at 3 a.m. to go moose hunting before school. That rocks.

Now, I would never make my decision in the voting booth based on just the fact that someone hunts - nor would I advocate that anyone else do so. Politics and character are pretty important to me, and I'm sure we'll all learn much more about Palin's over the next few days.

But I've got to say it's pretty cool just to see a real huntress - not someone who took a poke at a duck once - in the race.

Update: Click here for an AP story on Palin - and note that it doesn't even mention she hunts! Weird.

© Holly A. Heyser 2008

9 comments:

The Hunter's Wife said...

I knew I would read it here. I was going to post a picture of her fishing on my blog. :)

Windyridge said...

Hoorah!

matt said...

If she promises to be more careful when hunting than our current VP, she's got my vote!

NorCal Cazadora said...

LOL - good point!

SimplyOutdoors said...

I think this is a great pic by the McCain camp. I love it.

Blessed said...

Personally - this pick by McCain made me start to like the man... :)

I won't talk about the other guy he just freaks me out

Live to Hunt.... said...

Personally I just want to see the Palin / Pelosi cat fight. I'd pay money to see that. I think Palin would open up a can of whoop-a$$ on her! LOVIN' this choice...

Nate said...

Haha. I just knew you would blog about this.

Finspot said...

...cited for fishing without a license...