Stevens Strongly Endorses Governor Palin as Vice Presidential Candidate
Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) today applauded Senator John McCain's selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his Vice Presidential running mate on the Republican ticket.
Senator Stevens said: "It's a great day for the nation and Alaskans. Governor Palin has proven herself as a bright, energetic leader for our State and will bring the same energy to the Vice Presidency. She will serve our country with distinction - the first Alaskan and first woman on the Republican ticket. I share in the pride of all Alaskans.
"I have known and worked with Sarah for over a decade - from her service as Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, in her role as president of the Alaska Conference of Mayors, and most recently as our Governor. She is attentive to her job and family, brings people together, and is able to make tough decisions.
"Governor Palin's knowledge of energy issues will be critical as she and Senator McCain begin their path toward the White House. It is now clear: there is only one presidential ticket, McCain-Palin, that can and will deliver a comprehensive energy plan - one that will include development of Alaska's resources and reducing our dependence on foreign oil."
Upon learning of Senator McCain's selection, Senator Stevens offered his congratulations and support to Governor Palin and her family.