GOP Gov. Mary Fallin Reacts to First Day of Speeches at Democratic National Convention

Elisabeth Meinecke
Posted: Sep 05, 2012 12:15 PM

Her political career goes against every line the Democrats are trying to feed you this week at the DNC: Mary Fallin, formerly a representative in the U.S. House, is the first female governor of Oklahoma ... and she's a Republican.

Fallin is in Charlotte this week and gave Townhall her take on the Democrats' convention, echoing what many GOPers have been observing: so far, the topic non grata seems to be whether Americans are better off than they were four years ago.

When judging his own performance on the economy, President Obama recently gave himself an infamous "incomplete" grade. Fallin pulled no punches when asked what would happen among Oklahoma voters if she gave herself an "incomplete" grade on her time in office.

"They would kick me out," she said.

And when it came to last night's much-heralded speech by Michelle Obama, Fallin, while complimenting the first lady as "gracious," said she agreed with her that being president reveals who someone is.

And Fallin seemed far from enchanted with the current Oval Office occupant, expressing concern as a state governor over the cost of ObamaCare. She also mentioned the nation's dependency on food stamps and the number of unemployed.