I've said from the beginning that McCain needs a solid conservative as a running mate, and he has done exactly that in picking AK Gov. Sarah Palin!
She is very solid pro-life. She is the mother of 5 children. Her last child has Downs Syndrome. She was told before his birth he would have Downs and it was suggested she consider an abortion. Palin didn't even give it a thought for one second.
Her oldest son is in the Army and is deploying to Iraq on Sept. 11, so she knows what it is like to have a child in the military serving in Iraq.
She is very pro-2nd amendment. She is a lifelong member of the NRA. She is an avid hunter.
She is very solid on drilling as she is a huge proponent of drilling in ANWR. Alaska has 20% of US energy reserves.
She is a reformer. She challenged a Rep governor who was involved in corruption and beat him.
And one of my personal favorites. She was the president of her FCA chapter when she played basketball in school.