March 26th, 2010
03:55 PM ET

Palin: A desire to serve defines McCain

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Sarah Palin
Opinion, Arizona Republic

It was one of my life's greatest privileges to serve as Sen. John McCain's running mate on the 2008 Republican ticket as he sought to lead us as president of the United States. And it's an honor to stand beside him now as he runs for re-election to the United States Senate.

Long before the summer of 2008, I respected the man known as the "maverick of the Senate." From up in the Last Frontier state, I'd watched with deep admiration as he fought tirelessly against wasteful spending and corruption. I was inspired by his willingness to buck his political party – and even his president – to do what he believed was right for this country. And as the mother of a son who would soon deploy to Iraq, I took comfort in the knowledge that Sen. McCain was there to ensure our men and women in uniform had the strategy, resources and unwavering support they needed to complete their mission.


Filed under: John McCain • Sarah Palin
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  1. Kashif Khan

    I must give it up for Palins loyalty and constant desire to get into Washington Politics one way or the other. No matter what the media says about her or how badly she gets slashed by Katie Couric.. Palin manages to repeatedly appear on various podiums across the nation trying to put a point across. Keyword : trying.
    Gotta give it up for her will and passion though.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:06 pm |