Miller-Meeks: Palin Choice ‘Refreshing Decision’ That Contrasts Obama’s Play-It-Safe VP Nominee

August 29, 2008

OTTUMWA – Second Congressional District Republican candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks issued the following statement today regarding John McCain’s selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate:

 

“John McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin is a bold, refreshing decision.  It is in contrast to Barack Obama’s play-it-safe choice of Joe Biden that sharply clashes with his claim that he wants to change Washington.  Politics is not necessarily about doing the safe thing or what fits the status quo; it is about doing the right thing. 

 

“It’s obvious to me that Sarah Palin is a woman that Americans are going to come to know and respect in very short order.  She is a mother of five and like me, and many other professional women, has played many roles.  She is a hockey mom, an outdoorswoman, and a real American, with a real passion for good government. 

 

“She is also a leader; she has executive experience that Biden, Obama and, for that matter, Senator McCain, don’t have.  She ran and was elected as a reformer with a commitment to clean government.  She has strong conservative credentials with a common-sense approach to addressing our nation’s energy challenges, but is not afraid stand up to partisanship. 

 

“Sarah Palin has proven to be very popular with her own constituents, with an 80-percent favorable opinion among Alaskans in a public opinion poll just last month.  I look forward to welcoming her to Iowa soon and, most importantly, to her election as the first female vice president in our nation’s history.”

 

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MSNBC’s Carrie Dann recounts TCW owner Eric Woolson’s long-ago role as Biden aide

August 20, 2008

WILMINGTON, DE – When you ask Eric Woolson to describe Joe Biden’s personal weaknesses, his mind always seems to hover over one thing in particular: “He never seemed to carry enough cash with him,” said Woolson, who served as Biden’s Iowa communications director during the senator’s failed bid for the presidency in 1987.

“It used to drive me crazy.”

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Woolson Selected for Communications Position at Republican National Convention in St. Paul

August 15, 2008

Eric Woolson, owner of The Concept Works, has been selected as a professional volunteer for the Communications and Media Affairs Division of the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn.

Woolson is working his third consecutive Republican National Convention.

The former Iowa communications director for the George W. Bush for President Campaign in 2000 served as the international media coordinator at that year’s Republican National Convention in Philadelphia. One of 150 professionals on the 2004 RNC communications team in New York, Woolson coordinated television and radio interviews with media in Midwest battleground states.

This year, he will direct the 30-person team that escorts key surrogates around the convention and connects them with the media. The convention will take place from Sept. 1-4 but Woolson will be on site for the week preceding the convention through the final gavel.