Washington, Sept 30 : Sarah Palin's parents Sally and Chuck Heath are confident that their third child is indeed ready to occupy the Oval Office at a moment's notice.
At a time when the Democrats and many in the media are questioning Palin's readiness to be President in the event she and John McCain are elected and McCain becomes incapacitated, the Heaths said that that daughter would be ready for the job.
According to CBS.com in an interview at their home in Wasilla, Alaska, the Heaths told Early Show co-anchor Harry Smith, "She's ready to do anything she wants to be. And she perseveres, she works so hard, she learns so fast."
"She's got that ability to relate to people. She's diplomatic. She can get her point across," Sally added.
The Heaths, however, do not consider her a typical politician.
On Palin's being treated unfairly by the media, Chuck said that he there is a good side of Palin but the media is keen to unravel the bad part, which doesn't exist. "They're fabricating a lot of things that I don't want to go into," he added.
Sarah said, "I hope the world gets to know the real person, because she is a remarkable girl."
While talking of her acceptance speech at the GOP convention in St. Paul, Chuck admitted that, "We were very nervous, because there was a lot riding on that speech." Chuck recalled that, of their four kids, Sarah was the one who always had a mind of her own, and added, "If she knew she was right, I had a hard time convincing her there was another way of doing it. But she was usually always right, and could justify what she wanted to do."
"She was very strong willed and very hard-working, " he added. Palin won the title of Miss Wasilla in 1984, and Chuck says, "I wasn't really into the pageant thing, but she convinced me it was worth a little money, and it was." On her debate with Joe Biden, Palin's parents say they have no doubt that she'll surprise even her harshest critics. Her parents believe that her penchant for hard work, perseverance and honesty is going to carry her through.