Fallin says McCain made 'excellent choice'

Friday, August 29th 2008, 12:49 pm
By: News 9


OKLAHOMA CITY -- Congresswoman Mary Fallin said Sen. John McCain's selection of Gov. Sarah Palin to be his running mate means it won't be business as usual in Washington.

"This is just a spectacular selection. Sarah Palin is an excellent choice, and she really draws a contrast with the Obama-Biden ticket, which is all Washington, all liberal, all the time," Fallin said.

Fallin called Gov. Palin successful, reform minded and a state governor who understands that government closest to the people is often best.

"Of course I am thrilled that John McCain chose a rising female star from our party to be his running mate. This is particularly meaningful this week, the 88th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote," the Congresswoman said. "She is also a solid pro-life conservative who will relate very well with voters in Oklahoma and many other states. I applaud this choice and I look forward to doing all I can to help the McCain-Palin ticket win in November."

Fallin met with the Governor on her recent trip to Alaska.

"I was tremendously impressed with her dedication to assuring our energy future. Most of all, she has an astonishing life story - athlete, reform Governor who challenged a corrupt system and passed a landmark ethics reform bill. A mother, wife and leader. I simply cannot imagine a better pick," Fallin said.

Congresswoman Mary Fallin will speak at the Republican National Convention on its final night.