Q & A with Sarah Palin
Newsmax Interview Offers Insight into Palin's Politics and Personality
Newsmax.com has published an interview with John McCain's new vice-presidential running mate, Sarah Palin. The interview will be part it's upcoming September 2008 issue.
Lots of good tidbits in the article, which offers a glimpse into her independent, yet strongly conservative political mentality. She didn't seem to hold back, even to the point of offering a bit of a scolding to Republicans who have not led on America's pursuit for energy independence.
Here's an excerpt from the interview:
And your stand on abortion?
I'm pro-life. I'll do all I can to see every baby is created
with a future and potential. The legislature should do all it can to
protect human life.
Politically, how would you describe yourself?
Fiscally and socially, I am a conservative. My respect for the
three different branches of government and the balance between them has
been my guide.
If you were running for president, what causes would you champion?
I would push for a strong military and a sound energy policy. I believe that Alaska can help set an example on energy policy.
Speaking of energy, how much oil and gas does America really have?
We have billions and billions of barrels of oil and trillions of
feet of natural gas. We have so much potential from tapping our
resources here in Alaska. And we can do this with minimum environmental
impact. We have a very pro-development president in President Bush, and
yet he failed to push for opening up parts of Alaska to drilling
through Congress -- and a Republican-controlled Congress, I might add.
I thought when we hit $100 a barrel for oil it would have been
a psychological barrier that would have caused Congress to reconsider,
but they didn't. Now we are approaching $200 a barrel. It's nonsense
not to tap a safe domestic source of oil. I think Americans need to
hold Congress accountable on this one.
If you're a conservative that has been hungry for a major opportunity to take a grasp at finally getting real, tangible change in Washington, DC... I think we've got a real spitfire here on our hands with this selection which will offer just that!