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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