The upcoming presidential election and the Republican Party's nomination of Sarah Palin for vice president were the key topics of discussion for Georgia Republican Party Chairwoman Sue Everhart last week.
Everhart, who spoke during a meeting Thursday of the Greater Columbia County Republican Women, briefly discussed her recent trip to the Republican National Convention and focused her attention on the party's vice presidential candidate.
The announcement of the Alaska governor's candidacy, she said, has energized not only Republican women but also young adults and men.
"If you think about Sarah Palin, I think that's going to be the new face of this party," she said. "I really believe that she will probably be one of the best vice presidents that we have."
Everhart said she sees the recent comments made about Palin by Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and vice presidential candidate Joe Biden as sexist.
"I think any woman should be offended by the way they're acting," she said. "I think any woman in this country can have it all if they want it."
Everhart said she strongly believes that women living in the United States can have both a family and career.
"Now it takes two people to make the money, so it takes two people to take care of the family," she said.
As for Republican presidential candidate John McCain, Everhart said the senator knows the importance of a strong military.
"I would say that John McCain has lived a life that makes him the best choice we could ask for president of the United States," she said.
McCain and Palin complement each other, said Everhart, who said the pair, if elected, will provide stability for the country.
"We've got a lot of work to do over the next two months, so you're going to be tired," she said. "The enthusiasm will die, but y'all have got to stay pumped up. We cannot lose this election."
Everhart reminded the audience of the importance of voting Nov. 4.
"You'd better encourage everybody you know to get out and vote," she said. "I'm going to deliver John McCain and those 15 electoral votes, but I can't do it without everybody in this room and everybody you know."
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