Does anyone else remember the ABC TV series, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF?  It aired in 2005/2006 and was my family's favorite TV show on Tuesday night.  It was killed by the critics and eventually died the AMERICAN IDOL death when AI took over the Tuesday night run.

The current events with the selection of Sarah Palin as John Mc Cain's running mate are very similar to the show's plot.  America's first female Vice-president is both a Mom and a Washington novice as she takes the job, but soon finds herself as the nation's first Female president.  If you haven't seen the series, it's out on DVD.

We loved the show--not because of it's politics, but because we believed the character played by Geena Davis.  We believed that her convictions were for her family and her country; that she had ethics; that she could play hard ball with the corrupt insiders in Washington.  We believed that she could be effective as the first female president.

We believe those same things about Sarah Palin.  My wife and I sat and watched her speech tonight and both of us said "We like her".  Her speech and demeanor are being called "Reaganesque" and full of normalcy and humor.   I don't know about you, but I could go for another round of The Gipper, and we need a leader who can be serious but not always so serious.

Enjoy the pictures below--if we only knew that those silly childhood pictures would surface when we ran for public office.