Boehner Offers Strong Praise For Palin

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) offered strong pain for Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, John McCain's pick for VP. Boehner met Palin last month during a trip to Alaska tp push for oil drilling in the Alaska National Wildlife Reserve. Here is Boehner's statement:

“John McCain made an historic choice in naming Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, a popular and proven reformer with a record of accomplishment and real executive experience, as his running mate. In choosing Governor Palin, McCain has put Washington on notice -- he is serious about shaking up the status quo and leading a movement for reform on behalf of families and small businesses. And I’m pleased he made the announcement in my home state of Ohio.

“Palin is a strong advocate for taxpayers, using her veto to cut wasteful spending and put a stop to the infamous ‘Bridge to Nowhere.’ And she is an important ally for Americans demanding action on an ‘All of the Above’ energy reform strategy to help lower fuel costs. While Barack Obama chose a running mate who shares his opposition to increasing the supply of American energy to help bring down gas prices, McCain and Palin will lead the fight to liberate the United States from its dangerous dependence on foreign oil.

“Last month I had the pleasure of meeting Governor Palin while in Alaska on our American Energy Tour, and I can attest that she will be a strong agent of change in Washington. The McCain-Palin ticket has the experience to lead the effort to fix a broken Washington. This is the ticket that is ready to lead.”