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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Sarah Palin Update

Last Friday Alaska Governor, Sarah Palin, gave birth to her fifth child, a boy named Trig. The child was diagnosed with Downs syndrome but Sarah refused to have an abortion. She is strongly pro-life and lives by the principles she advocates. Her attitude toward a situation many would think of as a burden or tragedy is refreshing and absolutely admirable.

"Trig is beautiful and already adored by us," Palin said in a statement obtained.

"We knew through early testing he would face special challenges, and we feel privileged that God would entrust us with this gift and allow us unspeakable joy as he entered our lives," she said.

'We have faith that every baby is created for good purpose and has potential to make this world a better place. We are truly blessed," the 44 year-old governor added.

Read about it here.

What wonderful sentiments. What a wonderful lady.

On Monday she was back at work, meeting with her pipeline task force preparing for an upcoming legislative session. [here]

The child was born about a month prematurely. Sarah had been in Texas, delivering the keynote address to the National Governor's Association energy conference when she felt labor pangs. She delivered her speech and then flew home to Alaska where Trig was born.

This gal is tough.

Palin is a former athlete, musician, beauty queen, journalist and mayor. She has been governor for two years and has approval ratings above 80%. She is a lifetime member of the National Rifle
Association, she fishes and hunts, she eats mooseburgers and rides snowmobiles. She is an enthusiastic porkbuster, has led the fight against corruption in Alaska's State government, advocates strong emission controls to clean up the environment but also wants expanded development of domestic energy resources.

Two questions.

What's not to like? Why is she not on everybody's short list for Vice President.