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The panel this week Wall Street Journal columnist and deputy editor -- hitting her editorial board member Jason Riley Washington columnist Kim Strauss so.
Andy at Saint Paul opinion journal dot com columnist John fund -- him all right you.
Advised John McCain to pick governor pale and now you're gonna have to defend yourself what if she'd bring to this tickets 44 year old to.
Twenty month governor.
We'll see -- move hunter must.
A no luck I think you gotta look at this is strategically.
Look at Kucera Pailin is you know you have a Republican base that continues to be very demoralized about corruption about over spending this woman who has staked her claim Alaska on ethics.
On I'm spending reform on getting rid of earmarks and corruption.
She's probably going to have a little bit of appeal for independents who like her ideas of good governance that she's an outsider from Washington.
She's also going to strengthen John McCain on the social conservative prime.
I mean she is mother of five children.
Very pro life and in all of those social base is going to like that a lot this this sample lots of his -- All right Jason what are our side wow.
The Dow off all true what can fat but I think she also brings diversity to this ticket.
Which is very important a lot of disgruntled Hillary Clinton supporters out there and there's this of the play with some of those voters that they can also be difficult for Joe Biden.
The -- a democratic nominee to go after her.
Very hardens within the mother of five that in the -- looked very -- you're saying that's an asset to -- to what about the risk cheered -- -- I mean isn't this a risky pick in the sense.
That she doesn't have a lot of experience she's never been on the national stage before we know what that that the media can do particularly to a Republican who makes any mistake.
The the presidential election is truly the big leagues that was one of the argument that was made on behalf of Mitt Romney.
He knew the drill he'd been out there he had been vetted and by and large you with -- successful candidate as a candidate.
Therapy hill and has never been on the national stage right and she is going to go other first of all you have to learn.
The policy details quickly particularly a foreign policy because she's going to have to debate Joe Biden -- already you can get a democratic talking points or I'll say boy I'm looking forward to that debate Biden versus Pailin on.
I'm pronouncing the name of such -- you're dealing with Georgia -- Russia well she might only have to talk a foreign policy for about fifteen minutes -- that debate but.
Look at the fishbowl people campaign and she will be followed with every word recorded every waking moment and if she stumbles.
It could just blow up in John McCain's statement I think the biggest criticism is that she -- one of comic and strongest arguments against Barack Obama -- -- -- -- to.
John what about that doesn't this take the experience argument off the table for John McCain.
Well we all thought we all thought Paul that the experience argument didn't work.
I would Hillary Clinton tried used against Barack Obama this is more of a change election than it is an experience election having said that I think therapy on the argument to make.
She has more executive experience than John McCain and Barack Obama and Joe Biden put together.
But they have never run anything other than the Fed off.
She also -- more troops the Alaskan National Guard.
Well I don't know that she wants to use that in Atlanta.
And I haven't kept me in the National Guard is not quite the same as the 82 airborne in -- in my entire and a warrant but what she's also -- on the plus side.
Pope John McCain is very important which is energize the conservative base and that was a big.
Problem for McCain a lot of talk radio both my platform are very excited about this thing and that's and they want to what was interesting Jason was pol pot.
Go ahead John go ahead.
I have to because I spoke today at a major gathering of conservative leaders.
They gave her a standing ovation as she wasn't even in the room and she had lit up the conservative movement I was shocked.
At how enthusiastic people are the base I think this is big game changing nomination KM long.
We ask you about though her reform credentials because she comes out of Alaska which is a one party state essentially Republicans dominate that states.
What did she actually do.
That would give that would say you know what she is a reform.
We know she got appointed to hit this state commission that oversees oil and gas leases and she called out of fellow commissioner on ethics charges and the governor at the time frank Murkowski didn't -- happened she resigned in protest to then turned around and and running impart on -- on ethics and corruption she ran against.
Murkowski in a primary beat him went on to beat the Democrat.
And since she's been there she -- made ethics a hallmark I mean this is a state where corruption is just a rifle look at the investigations that are going on moment she is made this her stand.
Editor and that isn't that a contrast pretty good favorable contrast for -- and taking on what was her own party's political machine now in.
In the state of Alaska to what -- Barack Obama did not.
I think in challenging the daily big city Chicago democratic machine is also one party said yes and that has been written about that Obama really never challenged the Chicago machine.
And you know the other piece -- this is Washington I think.
The main reason that the voters were upset with Washington is not necessarily the Republicans and they just think.
That Washington is itself because home.
On national machine a political machine and this woman is bringing credentials it plays naturally to John McCain's.
Basic instinct he wants to be -- water and now he's got a woman who got run with them John let me ask you about performance issues because obviously got 6567.
Days -- before the campaign.
And she's got to perform any little mistake she makes.
While campaigning will be magnified by the media to say she's she's not ready for prime time doesn't she have some real performance tests ahead.
Absolutely but you start from low expectations but let me tell you.
In Alaska he has mastered the art of the political symbol which she became governor Paul the first thing she did what she fired the official.
-- -- Jeff for the governor's mansion saying I can make sandwiches for my own kids -- -- -- with state jet on eBay.
You cannot be political symbolism like --
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