In 1988, Sarah Palin was Sarah Heath. Heath was a sportscaster at a TV station in Anchorage. Now the ex-sportscaster is John McCain’s VP-to-be. Chuckle, only if you are without embarrassing video of yourself from this particular time period:
Can an ex-local TV goon make the leap to the vice presidency? The only other national figure with a local TV background (that we can think of) is Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas. (The late Sen. Jesse Helms, R-NC was commentator at WRAL, Raleigh.) It’s interesting that all three made the leap from the “liberal” media to Republican party activism.
Maybe that was Dale Cardwell’s problem– wrong party. Or the fact that he’s not married to a snowmobiling champ.