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McCain Gets $7 Million Bounce from Palin Pick

By Matthew Mosk
Sen. John McCain has taken in $7 million in contributions since announcing Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, a top campaign aide said today.

The money bounce may owe to Palin's appeal with conservative donors, many of whom said privately they had planned on sitting out the campaign this year. The money comes in just under the wire -- after McCain accepts the GOP nomination Thursday, he will accept public funds and no longer be permitted to raise private money for the campaign.

That will not, however, stop McCain and Palin from raising money for the Republican National Committee. In coming weeks, McCain will host four megafundraising events in major cities aimed at bolstering the accounts of the party. Palin, meanwhile, will be sent out to headline more than a dozen fundraising events for the RNC.

Shortly before Palin's announcement, one senior RNC official said McCain's pick "better like doing fundraising."

Like almost everything else she does, hosting these events will be something of a new experience for Palin. When running for governor of Alaska in 2006, Palin raised a total of just $468,400.

Incidentally, Bill Burton, a spokesman for Sen. Barack Obama, declined to reveal how much money the Democratic nominee took in after his speech to 84,000 supporters in Denver and 38 million television viewers.

Posted at 2:55 PM ET on Aug 30, 2008  | Category:  The Green Zone
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The dirty politics that Obama's supporters played in primary won't work in general election. It will only show Obama's true face. He is exactly the opposite of what he said he is.

Partisan instead of uniter, corrupted politition (bought the house with the fraud from the criminal at the expense of regular home owner, by the way, McCain has to many houses bought with his own money).

Posted by: hatedirtypolitics | September 3, 2008 7:13 AM

Posters like Playa and other libs are hilarious. Talk about double standards.
The just froth at the mouth over Hillary, who is one of the worst politicians around, and a proven habitual liar over and over again, but yet, they put down another woman, who has accomplished more, in a short time. Could it be because she is of a different party and persuasion than you libs?
Think on it!

Posted by: Bill | September 1, 2008 9:50 AM

Osama Bin Laden
Obama Bi_ __den

Hmmm Scary isnt it? One tried to bring down the country from abroad the other from within. Here is some advise Obama
when the speeches fail and everyone can see how fake you really are buy a AK-47 worked for the other guy with a funny name

Posted by: Paramedics For McCain | September 1, 2008 12:51 AM

this point may have been made already, i couldnt be bothered trawling through the hundreds of comments, but today is the last day of reporting before the deadline for august fundraising. as with every campaign every month, on the last day of reporting, in this case august 31, the campaign bundles its small contributions from the entire month. this resulted in the obama campaign raising 22 million on june 30. the mccain campaign can claim to have raised $7 million off the back of this choice, report it as such on their FEC forms, when in fact this is simply routine procedure in play, rather than their VP decision.

Posted by: Jesse | August 31, 2008 11:18 PM

Democrats hate women.
Republicans welcome there vote.
Come to us all 18 million PUMAS.
McCain/Palin 2008

Posted by: Mike Donaldson | August 31, 2008 10:54 PM

Quote: "$7 million "bounce?" In terms of presidential campaigns, a $7 million bounce is like finding a couple of nickels under a couch cushion.

Posted by: Cliff Weathers | August 31, 2008 4:37 PM "

Really, Hillary sure would like to see that much toward retiring her debt. Too late now, law states that if she didn't do it by convention time, she can only recoup $250,000.

Posted by: Bill | August 31, 2008 9:04 PM

GemGirl, your proof please besides the "main stream media", who don't even like her in Alaska, although she has a 90 percent approval rating with the people there and yesterday's news say she is probably the most respected politician in the country.

Just because you post it twice and in all caps, doesn't make it true.

Prove it or shut up.

Posted by: Bill | August 31, 2008 9:00 PM

Well, well, polls today show Bush's approval ratings ,though miserable, to be way ahead of the democratic controlled congress.
You libs had better do something.

Posted by: Bill | August 31, 2008 8:54 PM

Posted @ Hot Air:

I lifted and partially rewrote this from Damiano in another thread. He gets the credit, not me. Nevertheless, let the truth be told:

Palin is completely inexperienced and utterly incapable.

You heard me. The initial euphoria over the idea of a naughty librarian on the TV news each night for the next 4 to 8 years has worn off. Now, it back to hard, pragmatic reality and the reality is that she has no place in Washington, DC.

Want proof? Consider the following:

Only an amateur would speak off the cuff, as she usually does. Experienced politicians avoid speaking extemporaneously whenever possible. Otherwise, the electorate might find out what they really think.

If Palin had meaningful experience, she would have known that the job of Ethics Commissioner is SUPPOSED to be corrupt, thus saving her the trouble of resigning in protest and then running for the highest office in the state.

Only an amateur would attain political office by actually defeating opposing candidates at the ballot box. An experienced politician would have eliminated opposition candidates by protesting technical glitches in their nominating petitions or petitioning to change the party rules on how votes are counted in primary elections or hiring groups like ACORN to register 14 people who all, coincidentally, have the same names and reside at the same abandoned and boarded-up restaurant. Did she not once consider taking lessons from the Chicago political machine that got Obama elected? Sheesh.

Any experienced politician knows that upon assuming high office, you are supposed to demand a larger plane; not sell the useless behemoth that was recently purchased by your predecessor.

Only an amateur would implement a comprehensive energy and conservation policy shortly after taking office. A more experienced politician would have avoided the issue outright for at least 30 years while demonizing oil companies, then banning any voting on the topic followed by a recess vacation through the next election

Any experienced politician knows that once elected, you are not supposed to spend your first 20 months in office actually doing the job you were elected to do. You should be campaigning for another office – as Obama could have told her.

Sarah Palin was only supposed to TALK about government reform and utter platitudes about exiling corrupt, entrenched politicians – not actually do anything about it. She demonstrated her naivete by creating a smooth running government that included representatives of other political parties, thereby making it impossible for her to find a scapegoat if anything goes wrong.

Only a political greenhorn would thumb their nose at the environmental lobby by hunting and actually shooting moose and caribou. Worse yet, she foolishly told the truth: the proposed oil drilling site in ANWR is NOT the secret location of Eden but is, in fact, a barren wasteland.

What Sarah Palin does not seem to understand is that here in the 21st century, chief executives do not negotiate beneficial business deals for their states with foreign nations or take time to actually hang out with soldiers in Iraq. That time is better spent preening for the cameras in Berlin – something else a more seasoned and experienced politician such as Obama could have told her.

Holding oil companies accountable and successfully negotiating mutually productive agreements with them proves she does not understand their true purpose: if you work with them to the benefit of your state, you will no longer have a faceless villain to scare people into voting for you.

By creating new jobs instead of demonizing capitalism, Sarah foolishly enabled people to become more reliant on themselves and less reliant on government, hereby diminishing the dependant voter base – a classic newbie mistake. After all, if people have jobs, they will not have much need for the government and will be too busy enjoying their lives to protest the U.S., its corporations and, of course, opposing candidates.

Worse yet, Palin created a budget surplus and mailed it back to the taxpayers. Doesn’t she know that if the government generates a surplus, it’s doing something wrong? An experienced leader like Obama or Biden knows that taxpayer money belongs to the government – not to the people.

In another rankly amateurish move, she cooperated completely with government officials investigating accusations made against her. Experienced politicians know that you are supposed to stonewall, obfuscate, pressure libraries to expunge any record of unsavory political associations and ship potential witnesses off to Caribbean islands – another good reason not to sell the executive jet.

Yup, she is hopelessly inexperienced.

That is why I ♥ SARAH’CUDA and why I am voting McCain/Palin ‘08

Posted by: S. Palin | August 31, 2008 6:08 PM

LOOK at the irrefutable PROOF now at how BAD obama would be for AMERICA

look at his minions - they are HATERS

I've never seen so many HATERS

just look at this - scary how heartless, gutless and mindless they are

and I see obama doing NOTHING about his beloved HATEFUL followers

look at the venom - obama said he hated negative politics and the politics of the past and he allows this HATE from his disciples

obama said he wanted change and no more partisanship , then he picked BICKERING JOE BIDEN as his number two man - THAT IS THE OPPOSITE OF CHANGE AND THE OPPOSITE OF ANTI-PARTISANSHIP

OBAMA HAS PROVEN HIMSELF A LIAR AND HIS FOLLOWERS HAVE PROVEN THEMSELVES TO BE A WHOLE BUNCH OF NEUROTIC HATEMONGERS

I USED TO LIKE OBAMA

NO MORE

HE WOULD BE TERRIBLE FOR AMERICA

MEANWHILE THE DEMOCRATIC FAITHFUL ARE PROVING BEYOND ALL DOUBT THAT SARAH PALIN IS A GREAT CANDIDATE

IF SHE WERE IN ANY WAY A BAD CANDIDATE, THEY WOULD BE ECSTATIC

INSTEAD THEY ARE LIVID WITH HATE AND RAGE - REVEALING THEIR TRUE HATEFUL SELVES - IDEOLOGY BEFORE COUNTRY

THEY ALSO REVEAL THAT SARAH IS A VERY RESPECTABLE AND FORMIDABLE CANDIDATE - THEIR TOTAL LACK OF RELIEF SHOWS THEIR BITTER WORRIED TWISTED MINDS

NOW THERE IS ONLY ONE "CHANGE" TICKET;

MCCAIN / PALIN

THERE IS ONLY ONE "AMERICA FIRST" TICKET;

MCCAIN / PALIN

AND THERE IS ONLY ONE CIVILITY TICKET ;

MCCAIN / PALIN

(p.s. you gotta wonder why obama - a heavy smoker who could go at any minute - would put his number two man as one who has PROVEN himself to be TERRIBLE at making FOREIGN POLICY decisions by OBAMA's own standards - now that is INSANITY - insane, that is , unless you care nothing for your country or disbelieve your own rhetoric)


OBAMA IS THE ONE WHO LIKES SNAIL DARTERS AND PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTIONS MORE THAN AMERICANS

MCCAIN HAS SHOWN HIS LOVE FOR HIS FELLOW AMERICANS IN THE EARLY 70'S BY MAKING TOUGH CHOICES AND NOW AGAIN HE SHOWS THAT LOVE BY NOT MAKING A SAFE PICK BUT INSTEAD PICKING A REFORMER WHEN AMERICA NEEDS ONE

AMERICA FIRST

MCCAIN / PALIN

FINALLY there is a chance someone will STOP wasting our tax dollars unlike obama who just RECENTLY finished voting for the most PORK spending bill of ALL time - OBAMA'S RIDICULOUS VOTE ON THE DRAMATICALLY WASTEFUL ENERGY BILL THAT SENT TAX DOLLARS FROM WORKING PARENTS TO MILLIONAIRE CORPORATE FARMERS -

OBAMA YOU ARE HEARTLESS AND CRUEL

OBAMA YOU ARE THE ONE WHO "DOESN'T GET IT"

ONLY ONE TICKET NOW STANDS UP FOR WORKING FAMILIES ;

MCCAIN / PALIN

THESE ARE FACTS

UNLIKE THE LIES OF YOU PROBAMA HATERS

THERE IS ONLY ONE TICKET NOW THAT LOVES THEIR FELLOW MAN

MCCAIN / PALIN


Posted by: tojoley | August 31, 2008 4:48 PM

$7 million "bounce?" In terms of presidential campaigns, a $7 million bounce is like finding a couple of nickels under a couch cushion.

Posted by: Cliff Weathers | August 31, 2008 4:37 PM

Sarah is a BIG FRAUD THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS REPORTING THAT THE BABY SHE SUPPOSED TO BIRTH IS HER DAUGTHER'S AND NOT HERS. THIS EXPLAINS WHY SARAH WENT BACK TO WORK JUST 3DAYS AFTER GIVING BIRTH. THAT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE ! PEOPLE IN ALASKA ARE REPORTING THAT THE DAUGTHER HAS BEEN OUT OF SCHOOL FOR ALMOST 1YR. THE FAMILY PIC FLOATING ON THE INTERNET SHOWS SARAH 7MONTHS PREGANAT BUT HER STOMACH IS FLAT AS A BOARD. I BELEIVE IT THAT BABY IS HER DAUGTHER . GOOD JOB SARAH FOR LYING TO US WITH 24HRS OF YOUR INTRODUCTION!!!! BARACKOBAMA08

Posted by: GemGirl | August 31, 2008 3:55 PM

Sarah is a BIG FRAUD THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS REPORTING THAT THE BABY SHE SUPPOSED TO BIRTH IS HER DAUGTHER'S AND NOT HERS. THIS EXPLAINS WHY SARAH WENT BACK TO WORK JUST 3DAYS AFTER GIVING BIRTH. THAT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE ! PEOPLE IN ALASKA ARE REPORTING THAT THE DAUGTHER HAS BEEN OUT OF SCHOOL FOR ALMOST 1YR. THE FAMILY PIC FLOATING ON THE INTERNET SHOWS SARAH 7MONTHS PREGANAT BUT HER STOMACH IS FLAT AS A BOARD. I BELEIVE IT THAT BABY IS HER DAUGTHER . GOOD JOB SARAH FOR LYING TO US WITH 24HRS OF YOUR INTRODUCTION!!!! BARACKOBAMA08

Posted by: GemGirl | August 31, 2008 3:54 PM

LOL gavintiegirl. Is that the reason that McCain is leading Obama by 7 points in todays polls??

Posted by: Bill | August 31, 2008 3:24 PM

The nicest thing for me about the Palin pick is that I don’t even have to think twice about her to know I oppose her- I simply am done supporting rightwing religious nutjobs...

So for me, at least, I don’t have to even bother with the issues of experience and her complete lack of knowledge regarding foreign affairs and well, hell, the fact she didn’t even know what the VP did a few weeks ago. I don’t have to think about any of that, as her extreme Bush religious views already disqualify her in my eyes. No more nutjob social conservatives. Ever.

Posted by: Robin Keast | August 31, 2008 3:24 PM

“Sarah Palin's inexplicably laughable lack of substance, most-especially on the foreign policy stage. Her taking away the one issue, experience, Republicans were even attempting. Her pushing away voters who might otherwise be willing to vote for a senator with 26 years in the Senate. Her bringing Hillary Clinton aggressively back into the campaign. Her inability to offer anything to off-set Joe Biden. Her standing as supposedly the most-qualified Republican woman as John McCain's first decision.
And, in the end, it all focuses back on Barack Obama, with his indictment of eight years of the Bush Administration and of John McCain's flawed judgment - and John McCain's defense of all that.
Republicans might be dancing earlier today, because there was a lot of fun music playing. But the music has stopped. The actual campaign has now started. For Republicans, it might have ended.”
Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-j-elisberg/the-worst-vice-presidenti_b_122491.html

Posted by: gavintiegirl | August 31, 2008 3:16 PM

Quote" "McShame is at it again...always going for those younger women."

Posted by: Bob | August 31, 2008 12:40 PM

Must have learned that from Bill Clinton. But McCain doesn't attack them as Clinton was charged with doing in Arkansas. And then there is the matter of lying under oath regarding his actions in the Oval Office!!

Touche!

Posted by: Bill | August 31, 2008 3:12 PM

Ladies and gentlemen,
Obama, the empty suit Messiah. After McCain gets through with him in the debates, he will ooze like a blob into the dustbin of history.

Posted by: cecil | August 31, 2008 2:35 PM

Well it looks like the bounce is over for Obama/Biden at the Gallup daily. http://www.gallup.com/tag/Gallup%2bDaily.aspx We will see if it continues to slide. Over at the real-time poll at http://www.bop-o-rama.com there does seem to be some new movement in McCain's number. $7.000.000. That is a big bounce.

Posted by: acarponzo | August 31, 2008 2:20 PM


Steve:
"Obama's last hurrah was the rock star speech "

Yep, his charisma is now in the shadow of Palin. The gasbag's glory days are over.

Posted by: Jack The Ripper | August 31, 2008 1:41 PM

Independent Steve. That's sick. I'm easy going but that is not funny. Have some respect for the office of the president if not the person.

I forgot, respect went out with the me generation.

Posted by: Bill | August 31, 2008 1:29 PM


"I am insulted that McCain would pick such an unqualified person just because she was a woman. Country first my @$$


Posted by: Sheryl | August 31, 2008 12:43 PM

And I am insulted that anybody could be so screwy. Read up on her accomplishments. She is much more qualified than Obama.
What if she is a woman? I'll just bet you were a Hillary supporter. McCain certainly didn't pick her for the electoral votes as presidential nominees usually do. Hence:
Palin, born and graduated from college in Idaho. Idaho has 4 electoral votes. Alaska, her home, has 3 electoral votes. In contrast, Biden born in Pennsylvania with 21 electoral votes, from Delaware with 3 electoral votes. Let's see, that's 7 electoral votes compared to Biden's 24 or over 3 times Palin's electoral vote total.
Try re-thinking your statement after looking at her accomplishments. What a hoot!

Posted by: Bill | August 31, 2008 1:05 PM

Posted by: Independent Steve | August 31, 2008 12:59 PM

I am insulted that McCain would pick such an unqualified person just because she was a woman. Country first my @$$

Posted by: Sheryl | August 31, 2008 12:43 PM

I would use the name ANONYMOUS to if I was so far leftof common sense.
That all I got to say about that

Posted by: Forrest Gumpp | August 31, 2008 12:42 PM

McShame is at it again...always going for those younger women.

Posted by: Bob | August 31, 2008 12:40 PM

Quote: "Sorry, Mr. Out of Touch Soon to suffer from Demenita McSame, but most people don't make over 25O K!!

But many do! Just because you don't is not a good reason to agree on raising taxes. That is the first step in Communism. Take from the better off (who earned it in most cases) and give to the poorer, working class, under-educated, as Hillary said that her backers were.

The government can stay out of my business, balance the budget, stop sending money to other countries, and protect me. That's all I want and many others down this way. Government go away, out of sight, never to be heard from again, like the Clintons.

Posted by: Bill | August 31, 2008 12:05 PM

JUST SAY NOBAMA !!!
Oh stop whining Democrats ... for the past year, you've been trying every trick in the book to shove an inexperienced, empty suit, Barack Hussein Obama, down the throats of Americans. Sure, maybe you sweetened the bad taste by adding pretty speeches, big swooning crowds, and fireworks ... but, you still tried to shove him down our throats, at every opportunity. Democrats, it was a lot easier to highjack the primary election than it's going to be with the general election. Looks like America is going to elect McCain/Palin for President and V.P.. And, that means: No Wright, no Farrakahn, no Ayers, no Rezko, no mean Michelle, and, NOBAMA !!!

Posted by: Howard | August 31, 2008 11:40 AM

Quote: "Wow, that IS some great experience. Negotiating with Canadians is truly very, very tough. I'd put them a notch above Iran and Putin in terms of toughness."

Then you would be right. Canadians are a rare breed. When one of your provinces requires signs in French and English, speaks only French on the streets, and wants to secede, and gets away with it, they are a rare breed. Our country fought brother to brother with millions killed for just such a right.

Posted by: Bill | August 31, 2008 11:39 AM

Two current polls show McCain leading Obama by 7 points. One shows him leading Obama by 4 points.

Start worrying again libs.

Posted by: Bill | August 31, 2008 11:29 AM

needfortruth. A short comment like the rest of us made would be sufficient and better. Your ability to copy and paste is not in question here. I for one, skipped right by your post when I saw the length of it, and so did most people here, I would imagine.
I always heard that if you need a page or so to say something you don't have anything of value to say.

Posted by: Bill | August 31, 2008 11:24 AM

Regarding foreign nations... You IGNORE that Obama has NO equivalent experience. Tell me again how many nations Obama has negotiated with on energy policies (or any issue for that matter).

Posted by: Nickyle | August 31, 2008 11:18 AM

Regarding the oil industry:

Palin fought Big Oil in Alaska. She trumped "their" plan for the transcontinental gas pipeline and she raised Big Oil taxes.

Her husband is a U.S. Steelworker union member and is not Big Oil?

Obama is the ONE who voted FOR Big Oil (Bush Energy policy). McCain (and Hillary) did not. Give it up. McCain cannot be tied to policies that he did NOT vote for.

Posted by: Nickyle | August 31, 2008 11:12 AM

Wow, that IS some great experience. Negotiating with Canadians is truly very, very tough. I'd put them a notch above Iran and Putin in terms of toughness.

>>>

""Sarah Palin has much more foreign policy experience than Obama. She actually has negotiated with the Canadian government for that new natural gas pipeline from the North Slope as well as other issues. (Has Obama even been to Canada? He has never been south of the border how about north?) She also visited Alaskan soldiers in the Middle East in 2007.""

Posted by: delantero | August 31, 2008 11:10 AM

More and more women will change their vote to McCain as the Obamanation continues to denigrate Sarah Palin. After Hillary, they are very sensitive to those sexist and misogynistic remarks.

Sarah Palin has much more foreign policy experience than Obama. She actually has negotiated with the Canadian government for that new natural gas pipeline from the North Slope as well as other issues. (Has Obama even been to Canada? He has never been south of the border how about north?) She also visited Alaskan soldiers in the Middle East in 2007.

Everyone is waiting for Sarah to make a big mistake on the campaign trail. She is a trained journalist (and former sports reporter) and has had really tough competition in her Alaska political races (the GOP good ol' boys) I think she can easily handle the pussy Obama Dems.

Posted by: Nickyle | August 31, 2008 11:04 AM

More TV lies from John McSame .. .

He says, in his latest that Obama is going to raise our taxes . . . .

Sorry, Mr. Out of Touch Soon to suffer from Demenita McSame, but most people don't make over 25O K!!

Posted by: Eight is Enough | August 31, 2008 10:40 AM

The petroleum industry "probably has larger tax incentives relative to its size than any other industry in the country",

according to Donald Lubick, the U.S. Department of Treasury's former Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy,

Posted by: delantero | August 31, 2008 10:34 AM

Sarah Palin is a disaster in the making. Her lack of experience and brain power will become obvious. She is nothing but an ill-informed bigmouthed bimbo.Even her much touted reformer status is in question after her investigation by the Alaskan legislature for abuse of her governor powers to settle a family vendetta against her ex-brother-inlaw.

Posted by: This just in | August 31, 2008 10:25 AM


Why do oil companies receive so much of our money in the form of subsidies, to the tune of 10 billion plus????

As the much as Repubs claim to be free market advocates, can these foolish conservatives admit that our money shouldn’t be going to these companies anymore?

In fact, The BUSH administration and the Republicans have not agreed to eliminate oil subsidies, but have increased them.

Perhaps, this is because they don’t want to bite the hand that feeds them votes and money? (I.E. Texas, Wyoming, Alaska!!!)

Oil Company Subisdies: $7 billion + 2.6 billion +
By Edmund L. Andrews, NY Times, March 27, 2006

“”But last month, the Bush administration confirmed that it expected the government to waive about $7 billion in royalties over the next five years, even though the industry incentive was expressly conceived of for times when energy prices were low. And that number could quadruple to more than $28 billion if a lawsuit filed last week challenging one of the program's remaining restrictions proves successful.

“”But on Aug. 8, Mr. Bush signed a sweeping energy bill that contained $2.6 billion in new tax breaks for oil and gas drillers and a modest expansion of the 10-year-old ''royalty relief'' program.””

A) Take those royalties and put them into renewables, NOW!

B) Provide tax relief to those who most need it.

C) OBAMA 2008

Posted by: Anonymous | August 31, 2008 9:28 AM

The comments that Palin is somehow inexperienced are curious to me. With McCain-Palin, the candidate at the top of the ticket has decades of experience in the Senate, while the bottom has two years as a governor. With Obama-Biden, the top has a little over three years as senator, with half of that interrupted by being a presidential candidate, while the bottom has decades of senate experience.

So the Democrats' argument is that we want experience in the vice presidency and inexperience in the presidency? Just checking....

Posted by: blert | August 31, 2008 8:45 AM

"It's a wild gamble, undertaken by our oldest ever first-time candidate for president in hopes of changing the board of this election campaign. Maybe it will work. But maybe (and at least as likely) it will reinforce a theme that I'd be pounding home if I were the Obama campaign: that it's John McCain for all his white hair who represents the risky choice, while it is Barack Obama who offers cautious, steady, predictable governance."

-- Former Bush speechwriter David Frum

I agree

Posted by: fa | August 31, 2008 8:39 AM

MaCain, Palin and even Biden has a kid in the army and OBAMA has a SPEECH in 2002. That is the summary of this campaign...

- A McCain Democrat

Posted by: vs | August 31, 2008 8:29 AM

WOW! So lots of Pro John McCain Supporters
are showing how much they approve of McCain
choice of GOP AK Gov Sarah Palin,by really
opening up their hearts and wallets to back
the McCain/Palin 2008 Winning Ticket! So, get used President John McCain and Vice
President Sarah Palin you Obama Democrat
Losers. Since all you wanted to offer the
voters was crazy Madame Nancy Pelosi,and
hateful racist Michelle Obama and a young
inexperienced coke snorter,lying empty suit
Barack Hussein Obama and old sick big mouth
Joe Biden,when had your Democratic party
been smart you could have had Hillary Clinton instead. So Democrats You Blew It!

An Independent Voter for McCain/Palin 2008!

Posted by: Sandy5274 | August 31, 2008 8:20 AM

HOORAY!-
*****************
zogby.com
8/30/2008

Zogby Poll: Equilibrium in the POTUS Race!
Brash McCain pick of AK Gov. Palin neutralizes historic Obama speech, stunts the Dems' convention bounce


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

UTICA, New York - Republican John McCain's surprise announcement Friday of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate - some 16 hours after Democrat Barack Obama's historic speech accepting his party’s presidential nomination - has possibly stunted any Obama convention bump, the latest Zogby Interactive flash poll of the race shows.

Data from this poll is available here

The latest nationwide survey, begun Friday afternoon after the McCain announcement of Palin as running mate and completed mid-afternoon today, shows McCain/Palin at 47%, compared to 45% support for Obama/Biden.

In other words, the race is a dead heat.

The interactive online Zogby survey shows that both Obama and McCain have solidified the support among their own parties - Obama won 86% support of Democrats and McCain 89% of Republicans in a two-way head-to-head poll question not including the running mates. When Biden and Palin are added to the mix, Obama's Democratic support remains at 86%, while McCain's increases to 92%.

After the McCain "Veep" announcement on Friday, Palin was almost immediately hailed as a strong conservative, and those voters have rallied to the GOP ticket, the survey shows. Republicans gather in St. Paul, Minnesota this week to officially nominate McCain and Palin as their presidential ticket.

Does the selection of Sarah Palin help or hurt John McCain's chances of winning the presidential election in November?
8/29-30
Zogby Poll One Week Ago: Does Biden Help or Hurt Obama?

Will help him
52%
43%

Will hurt him
29%
22%

Will make no difference
10%
26%

Not sure
10%
9%

Overall, 52% said the selection of Palin as the GOP vice presidential nominee helps the Republican ticket, compared to 29% who said it hurt. Another 10% said it made no difference, while 10% were unsure. Among independent voters, 52% said it helps, while 26% said it would hurt. Among women, 48% said it would help, while 29% said it would hurt the GOP ticket. Among Republicans, the choice was a big hit - as 87% said it would help, and just 3% said it would hurt.

Pollster John Zogby: "Palin is not to be underestimated. Her real strength is that she is authentic, a real mom, an outdoors person, a small town mayor (hey, she has dealt with a small town city council - that alone could be preparation for staring down Vladimir Putin, right?). She is also a reformer."

"A very important demographic in this election is going to be the politically independent woman, 15% of whom in our latest survey are undecided."

"In the final analysis, this election will be about Obama vs. McCain. Obama has staked out ground as the new JFK - a new generation, literally and figuratively, a new face of America to the world, a man who can cross lines and work with both sides. But McCain is the modern day Harry Truman - with lots of DC experience, he knows what is wrong and dysfunctional with Washington and how to fix it, and he has chosen a running mate who is about as far away from Washington as he could find.

"This contest is likely to be very close until the weekend before the election - then the dam may break and support may flood one way or the other."

The interactive survey shows that 22% of those voters who supported Democrat Hillary Clinton in their primary elections or caucus earlier this year are now supporting John McCain.

Among those who said they shop regularly at Wal-Mart - a demographic group that Zogby has found to be both "value" and "values" voters - Obama is getting walloped by McCain. Winning 62% support from weekly Wal-Mart shoppers, McCain wins these voters at a rate similar to what President Bush won in 2004. Obama wins 24% support from these voters.

Other demographic details are fairly predictable, showing that the McCain/Palin ticket heads into its convention on Monday with numbers that may fuel an optimism they may not have expected, and that many would not have predicted, especially after Obama's speech Thursday night.

Posted by: Scott | August 31, 2008 7:49 AM

Living proof that "fools and their money are soon parted". Stay tuned for the lastest installment of the "Family Feud" or "Shoot Your In-Laws" Week.

"If I divorce my wife, will she still be my cousin".

Posted by: Green Acres | August 31, 2008 7:46 AM

"Incidentally, Bill Burton, a spokesman for Sen. Barack Obama, declined to reveal how much money the Democratic nominee took in after his speech to 84,000 supporters in Denver and 38 million television viewers."

How is secrecy like this "getting away from the politics of old?" How have his numerous flip-flops (public financing, meeting with unfriendly foreign leaders, etc., etc., etc.) "change for the better?" What substantive plans have we heard as to how we're going to pay for improving the economy, creating more jobs, getting us oil-independent, ending subsidies, achieving univeral health care, all the while taxes are cut for everyone? It's the same old promises as usual, ones that never pan out in reality.

Wake up Obama supporters - you've been hoodwinked, along with the liberal media, of whom BO is the *current* media darling. This guy is JUST like all the rest of the politicians out there - he'll do and say whatever it takes to get elected. But in Obama's case, along with his unbridled ambition, we also have glaring inexperience to go with that Clintonesque govern-by-which-way-the-wind-is-blowing philosophy. (Don't start on Palin's inexperience - she's not running for President.

Posted by: johnwp | August 31, 2008 7:45 AM

Republicans aren't encouraging voter registration.
Hannity, Limbaugh, etc - none of them mention voter registration - and in all the states stats - Dems are far outpacing Repubs.

Dems for McCain/Palin!

Posted by: zazzle | August 31, 2008 6:58 AM

harold,

You're comments on guns are so contradictory that they are laughable. You see the point of self-defense, but dislike guns because they only exist to kill people.

First, you obviously don't live in a rural area where hunting is popular. And, no, folks don't hunt other people. Guns are a tool, just like knives, axes, or anything else. They can be used properly, or abused, but like other tools, they have uses other than killing people.

Second, if you wish to defend yourself, what do you propose to do that with if not with a gun? Are you saying that it's OK to have a gun if only for self defense? Or that defending oneself with force is OK, if only it didn't mean doing potentially deadly harm to the person trying to do potentially deadly harm to you? Seriously, you contradict yourself badly here.

Posted by: buzzardist | August 31, 2008 6:49 AM

Hmmm....CORPORATE Alaska newspapers dissing Palin after she's taken on the oil companies and provided more royalties to the people.
Sounds like MY kind of candidate!

Obama voted for Cheney's 2005 energy bill that gave HUGE tax breaks to the oil companies!
McCain (and Hillary) voted against that bill and the Washington Post called that bill a financial boon for the oil companies.
CORPORATE media is sponsored by the oil companies - hence, the corporate media has promoted Obama from the gitgo.

Dems for McCain/Palin!

Posted by: zazzle | August 31, 2008 6:42 AM

If VP Biden were to die in office, do you really believe Obama would be on his own to make decisions??
Sheeesh!
Neither would Palin, if Pres. McCain died in office.
Palin is refreshing and will attract Repubs that believe Bush and Cheney moved the party too far to the right.
Palin praised Obama's energy plan on August 8!

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/08/29/1304936.aspx

Posted by: zazzle | August 31, 2008 6:34 AM

I am curious. How can a party call itself so damn moral when their main ralling cry revolves around the destruction of human beings. True you say "no to abortion", but, then you bill yourselves as fearful of anyone who doesn't want to carry a gun. Hunting rifles and having a gun at home for protection are things I have no problem with but you people seem to have forgot what guns are made for. They don't cure cancer. Sorry I can't go any further because I can't think of anything they do for humans other than kill other humans.

Now about this VP. You may think its OK to continue ranting and raving from the soup you get from millionaire commentors but we are no longer in the 1980's. Russia and China have been making their strides forward while we argue about abortion. Well, the fools who want to stay locked in the 1980's will tell you "We Are The World"
I'm living in 2008 and we are in such a sorry state until we really do need to think about Russia and China as equals.

It is irresponsible to hand this person who has not even been preparing herself to run The United States Of America. I'd like to talk toJohn McCain for an hour. I think I'll ask to be ambassador to France. Damn. I don't speak french. I guess I not ask for that post.

Posted by: harold | August 31, 2008 3:54 AM

I truly doubt that the Palin selection generated 7 million dollars in online donations!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 31, 2008 2:58 AM

These pro republican comments are ridiculous! Palin is so obviously unqualified to be VP let alone President it borders on the Twilight Zone of presidential politics. The two main issues McCain's selection brings front and center are his judgement skills and his overall mental capacity!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 31, 2008 2:56 AM

CORPORATE AMERICA IS DELIGHTED W/ SARAH PALIN PICK....WHY? BECAUSE THEY STAND TO CONTINUE BENEFITTING FROM KEEPING THE LIKES OF MCBUSH AND PALIN ON THEIR PAYROLL...ALTHOUGH INN ALASKA THE PAPERS SEEM TO THINK SARAH PALIN IS QUITE THE WRONG CHOICE....


Since yesterday's shocking arrival of Gov. Sarah Palin as John McCain's running mate there has been the usual cable news and print blathering about the pick from those who know little about her. But what about the journalists close to home -- in Alaska -- who know her best and have followed her career for years?

For the past 24 hours, the pages and web sites of the two leading papers up there have raised all sorts of issues surrounding Palin, from her ethics problems to general lack of readiness for this big step up. Right now the top story on the Anchorage Daily News web site looks at new info in what it calls "troopergate" and opens: "Alaska's former commissioner of public safety says Gov. Sarah Palin, John McCain's pick to be vice president, personally talked him on two occasions about a state trooper who was locked in a bitter custody battle with the governor's sister.

"In a phone conversation Friday night, Walt Monegan, who was Alaska's top cop until Palin fired him July 11, told the Daily News that the governor also had e-mailed him two or three times about her ex-brother-in-law, Trooper Mike Wooten, though the e-mails didn't mention Wooten by name. Monegan claims his refusal to fire Wooten was a major reason that Palin dismissed him. Wooten had been suspended for five days previously, based largely on complaints that Palin's family had initiated before Palin was governor."

A reporter for the Anchorage daily, Gregg Erickson, even did an online chat with the Washington Post, in which he revealed that Palin's approval rating in the state was not the much-touted 80%, but 65% and sinking -- and that among journalists who followed her it might be in the "teens." He added: "I have a hard time seeing how her qualifications stack up against the duties and responsibilities of being president.... I expect her to stick with simple truths. When asked about continued American troop presence in Iraq, she said she knows only one thing about that (I paraphrase): no one has attacked the American homeland since George Bush took the war to Iraq."

His paper found a number of leading Republican officeholders in the state who mocked Palin's qualifications. "She's not prepared to be governor. How can she be prepared to be vice president or president?" said Lyda Green, the president of the State Senate, a Republican from Palin's hometown of Wasilla. "Look at what she's done to this state. What would she do to the nation?"

Another top Republican, John Harris, the speaker of the House, when asked about her qualifications for Veep, replied with this: "She's old enough. She's a U.S. citizen."

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Dermot Cole, a columnist for the Fairbanks paper, observed that he thinks highly of Palin as a person but "in no way does her year-and-a-half as governor of Alaska qualify her to be vice president or president of the United States.

"One of the strange things Friday was that so many commentators and politicians did not know how to pronounce her name and had no clue about what she has actually done in Alaska....I may be proven wrong, but the decision announced by McCain strikes me as reckless. She is not prepared to be the next president should something happen to McCain."

From the editorial in the Daily News-Miner in Fairbanks:

Sen. John McCain's selection of Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate was a stunning decision that should make Alaskans proud, even while we wonder about the actual merits of the choice.... Alaskans and Americans must ask, though, whether she should become vice president and, more importantly, be placed first in line to become president.
In fact, as the governor herself acknowledged in her acceptance speech, she never set out to be involved in public affairs. She has never publicly demonstrated the kind of interest, much less expertise, in federal issues and foreign affairs that should mark a candidate for the second-highest office in the land. Republicans rightfully have criticized the Democratic nominee, Sen. Barack Obama, for his lack of experience, but Palin is a neophyte in comparison; how will Republicans reconcile the criticism of Obama with the obligatory cheering for Palin?

Most people would acknowledge that, regardless of her charm and good intentions, Palin is not ready for the top job. McCain seems to have put his political interests ahead of the nation's when he created the possibility that she might fill it.


And from the editorial in the Anchorage Daily News:

It's stunning that someone with so little national and international experience might be heartbeat away from the presidency.
Gov. Palin is a classic Alaska story. She is an example of the opportunity our state offers to those with talent, initiative and determination...

McCain picked Palin despite a recent blemish on her ethically pure resume. While she was governor, members of her family and staff tried to get her ex-brother-in-law fired from the Alaska State Troopers. Her public safety commissioner would not do so; she forced him out, supposedly for other reasons. While she runs for vice-president, the Legislature has an investigator on the case.

For all those advantages, Palin joins the ticket with one huge weakness: She's a total beginner on national and international issues.

Gov. Palin will have to spend the next two months convincing Americans that she's ready to be a heartbeat away from the presidency....

SARAH PALIN IS AN UNETHICAL CORRUPTED POLITICIAN. sHE' PERFECT FOR THE RNC PUPPETED MOUTHPIECE JOHN MCBUSH 3RD TERM.

INSANITY.....

DOING THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND GETTING THE SAME RESUULTS....

McBush 3rd term has INSULTED oue AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE with the politics of 'FEAR, SMEAR, and LIES...This adds nothing but INSULT to INJURY he has chosen a FAR RIGHT WING RELIGIOUS HYPOCRITE TO INSULT OUR American values. A woman who is no Hillary Clinton,who is under inicyment and legislative investigsation a possible impeachmdent from Governorship, A CRIMINAL. An UTTER insult too Hillary Clinton supporters, and a PAWN to ENGAGE the CONSERVATIVE RIGHT into mass HYPOCRISY. John McBush more of the same...MCBUSH 3RD TERM JUST DOESN'T GET IT...

Posted by: need4trth | August 31, 2008 1:57 AM

Obama- should first fix his Dad's Homeland Uganda, He never mentions his Mom anyway. Just my 2cents.
McCain-Palin ticket Rocks!!!

Posted by: vic | August 31, 2008 1:51 AM

McCain/Palin are two points ahead of Obama/Biden on Zogby- who's laughing now?

Posted by: nick | August 31, 2008 1:50 AM

Gov. Palin has more experience than Barack Hussein Obama. She certainly is a better VP than Biden, who today sounded like a drunk buffoon at Scranton, and has been weepy on several occasions since his selection. I sent McCain a contribution today!

Posted by: philly | August 31, 2008 1:46 AM

Choicing Gov. Palin is very smart move. As result of
Bush Sr's 4 year presidency and 8 years vice prisidency under Regan plus Bush Jr.s
8 years presidency, Bush family have control GOP and maybe the whole nation for 20 years. It's not easy to find any
senior GOP federal and state officals who have not asked and or received Bush family's favor.
Gov. Palin is the exception!! Please Remember Bush Jr. unfairly beat Senator McCain 8 years ago.
President McCain's Administration should
have No influence of Bush family whatsoever!!

Posted by: Emily Bucanon | August 31, 2008 1:39 AM

Let's hear from the rest of the world leaders what they think of Traitor John McCain's pick.


Wait....wait......wait.......


Sorry none of them stopped laughing yet.

I can think of no better term than TRAITOR to describe a man who would put his personal gain ahead of that of his country's interest. War hero? No, he's now a TRAITOR. Voting for John McCain would be a vote for an adulturous traitor.

Traitor McCain's wife must be worried. After all she too is an adulterer since she was the one who had the affair with a married man. But now Traitor McCain's adulterer wife is on the defensive since she knows Traitor McCain divorced his first ex-model ex-wife for her because she was a richer younger adulterous ex-model. Now Traitor McCain has a younger ex-model as his VP pick. One heartbeat away.....Think about it America. A vote for TRAITOR McCain is a vote to destroy America!

Posted by: Common Sense | August 31, 2008 1:27 AM

Obama's last hurrah was the rock star speech . . . now it's all about McCain and Palin. What a compelling ticket.

Posted by: Steve | August 31, 2008 1:01 AM

Chipmunk voice, beehive hairdo: how could she lose?

Posted by: tom | August 31, 2008 12:33 AM

McCain reacts to women by focusing below the waist. Otherwise, how could he mistake Palin for Hillary? No similarity, other than the obvious.

Posted by: tom | August 31, 2008 12:26 AM

Obama made his history and that make me proud to be American. However, Obama should have picked Clinton with an open heart to make the history of history. His VP pick is on the "wrong side of history" agaisnt McCain. I don't blame him, he is human as everyone else.

Posted by: Jayne | August 31, 2008 12:24 AM

"Wow! What a pile of hate mail! So much for the Obama people wanting a "new type" of politics in which issues and performance trumps blatant BS!"

Yeah! We got the tootsie with the beehive! Them dumb democrats got Biden with his transplants! How smart could they be? She used to be a local sportscaster! Don't get any more relevant than that!

Posted by: tom | August 31, 2008 12:23 AM

"the exclamation point in palin's favor despite all this yadayadayada is SO hilariously CLEAR

if she is such a bad choice, the libs/obamalovers would be happy

they so obviously are NOT happy"

We're too busy being hysterical to be happy. How else do you react to the stupidest political decision since.... I'm back to the seventeenth century, and still can't come up with anything.

We're not happy: we're delirious!

Posted by: tom | August 31, 2008 12:18 AM

So for me as an educated Republican, I was happy to learn McCain spent a few hours with her for the first time before announcing that Bush had selected her as his running mate. It was a proud moment for me to see McCain following commands so, so, Maverickly…My son said in his last letter to me from Iraq – RESPECT. And that’s what I have for McCain.
And seriously who can argue with me? Just look at the last 8 years. DAMN good years to be an American. Hey I might not be able to afford going to the hospital BUT AT LEAST I HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE IN DEBT! Now where ELSE can you say THAT? And I am comfortable knowing that with McCain at the helm I would be guaranteed that for another four years. So I’m staying with what I know!
Thank goodness Palin is pro-life – because I believe its better to save them in the womb and send them off by the thousands to be murdered for our freedom from that big tyrant Iraq.
Passion? Who needs passion in politics? Them Democrats with the silly idea that there is anything to hope for, and believing in unity. Just stay off my yard is all I’m sayin.

McCain = Familiar Pain 08!

Posted by: Ronald V. | August 31, 2008 12:05 AM

Actually I'm not worried at all. Just very amused by you tojoley and others of your ilk.

McCain is a very ODD man. And foolish.

Its obvius that he has a fetish for beauty contestants.

He's pandering to the Hillery voters. no way he would have picked palin if OBAMA had picked Clinton. Everyone knows that.

He's only met her at least twice. Enough sessions to come to a decision like this? Has to be that fetish.

Cindy didnt look to pleased during Palin's intro. at all.Palin is hot. Cindy's disdain of his fetish perhaps?

Gov. of Alaska? Two years? Gov. of a state where the majority of citizens are either a moose, caribou or mickey mouse for all the hell I know.

McCain has cancer. And I wish him well for that. But if it would claim his life we would have to have faith in a 44 year old two term Gov. from Alaska? That's frighting. and scarry. McCain would have done better to have picked Romney, Huckabee, Lieberman. Even Fyvush Finkel could have more credibility then Palin. Gov. of Moose country.

No. Im not worried at all. amused. And certain even more that OBAMA will be our next president. Its a foregone conclusion.

Posted by: llewis40 | August 30, 2008 11:52 PM


"Palin has run a commercial fishing operation, a city and a state; Obama has run his mouth."

Agreed. Obama is a self-serving gasbag.

Posted by: Jack The Ripper | August 30, 2008 11:48 PM

"Today the book -- "Sarah: How a Hockey Mom Turned Alaska's Political Establishment on Its Ear," by Kaylene Johnson -- is at No. 12 in all of books on Amazon. It is the No. 1 bestseller in Biographies & Memoirs of Women and also No. 1 in Biographies & Memoirs of Leaders and Notable People -- Politicians.

The Wall Street Journal quotes author Johnson as saying that "the book has been selling well in Alaska because people really like her." That's probably an old quote, as the book is now selling well pretty much everywhere."

Gripe on and worry on, libs.

Posted by: Bill | August 30, 2008 11:45 PM

I think we should coin a new campaign slogan. I am voting the "McCalin" ticket this year! What a smart, gutsy move on John McCain's part! Way to GO, Sarah Palin!!

This pair is just what the country needs to create some REAL change! Vote for the "McCalin" ticket!

Posted by: Snowgoose | August 30, 2008 11:37 PM

Wow! What a pile of hate mail! So much for the Obama people wanting a "new type" of politics in which issues and performance trumps blatant BS!

Palin is the ONLY real "change" candidate I've seen in my 60+ years of watching politics. ...I'm VERY excited to see someone running for office who is willing to put her own party's leaders in jail for ethics violations! NOW IF ONLY WE COULD FIND A DEMOCRAT TO DO THE SAME FOR HIS/HER PARTY!

Posted by: karl_quick | August 30, 2008 11:29 PM

SARAH PALIN REVEALED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WHO IS SHE!!!!!!!!!!!! SHE IS READY TO LEAD!

http://www.gop.mfbiz.com/#/theteam/4530653886

Posted by: SARA PALIN | August 30, 2008 11:27 PM

From watching Democratic talking heads on TV today it is apparent that the Obamanation is in high stress and panic over Palin's selection. The degree of dismay and depression was etched on their faces. And how they can attempt to argue, with a straight face no less, that Palin is unqualified to be a VP when Obama has less qualifications than she and he’s at the top of the Democrats ticket. As far as that goes Palin has more executive experience than Obama and Biden combined. As was noted earlier today Palin has run a commercial fishing operation, a city and a state; Obama has run his mouth. Biden of course is also well known for running his mouth.

Posted by: NavyGunner | August 30, 2008 11:26 PM

you are totally right, florida obama worker - our elections need to be about policy NOT personality

so why did obama turn so far left after he had the nomination sewn up ?

these are policies that do not get people elected because they are so extreme as to be unethical

but he was overconfident and thought he could pander to the far left and still win based on personality, money and mythology

and now maybe he can't

if mccain picked such a poor choice , why are the obamamaniacs (who were so quick to turn so liberal and were so confident only 48 hours ago) why are they now the ONLY ones sweating ??????

obama was supposed to be anti-partisanship and he picked JOE BIDEN ????? what a JOKE

obama is just another sellout

obama's supposed to be against negative politics and mudslingling - well, I don't see him calming down his frothing faithful - so, is he a hypocrite, a coward or just a bad leader ??? cause I see a lot of negativism aimed at Ms. Palin but I don't see a woman on the democratic ticket

Posted by: tojoley | August 30, 2008 11:26 PM

This is a joke, right? Dan Quayle in drag, only with less experience?

Posted by: tom | August 30, 2008 11:25 PM

Ten bucks each from each of her former lovers? Such a deal!

Posted by: tom | August 30, 2008 11:22 PM

lee ann waters, you perfectly make my point - and i seriously doubt you can get americans in the lower 48 to believe the BS that a very few northern exposure libs/rivals can spout with their mudslinging venom from up there

negative politics tsk tsk tsk -thought your messiah rock star buddy wasn't into that

maybe it will work without tarnishing your hero


good luck with that


you are scared for a very good reason - she's a great choice - much better than who obama picked - a guy who voted for the same war you are criticizing mccain about

hypocrite !

Posted by: tojoley | August 30, 2008 11:13 PM

the exclamation point in palin's favor despite all this yadayadayada is SO hilariously CLEAR

if she is such a bad choice, the libs/obamalovers would be happy

they so obviously are NOT happy

what else needs to be said

obama went straight to the old gridlock partisan politics and mccain did the opposite

only one "change" ticket left

GO MCCAIN/PALIN

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

every word you say against her you obamaliberals just proves how fine a choice she is


waaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

crybabies

the more you whine, the more you tell us how scared you deeply are - why would you be scared if she is such a bad choice

obama=loves partial birth abortion and snail darters more than people - how heartless is that !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (and he can no longer sell the lie that mccain=bush)

obama was a good man who sold his heart to the liberal establishment - so sad

thanks to mccain/palin, we can still make history

keep crying, wussies

you jackasses will be up blogging all night because you are so worried about Sarah


you should be

Posted by: tojoley | August 30, 2008 11:05 PM

Barack Omana's To-Do-List from Sep 1,2008

(1) How to attack inexperienced young McCain VP pick without reminding all that I got less than she got?

(2) How to ridicule the McCain VP pick fanatical religious beliefs without
reminding all about my creepy racist hate speech church I belonged to for 20years and Rev Wright?

(3) How to pretend I'm still the hottest thing on a ticket this year?

(4) How to tell that puffed up rambling old fool he's just embarrassing useless baggage now that makes my ticket look homelier and goofier than the senior flyboy's?

(5)How to pretend I'm still the youngest fastest rising star in the universe?

(6) How to top her basketball championship trophy?

(7)How to tell Joe Biden to go home, " sorry, I think I should have chosen Hillary"

(8) How to get myself, or better yet, my significant other, a beauty queen title?


Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 11:03 PM

Just like with his decision to vote "YES" to pre-emptively invade Iraq, McCain has failed again with his VP pick.


The Anchorage Daily News samples some state politician reaction:

"She's (Palin) not prepared to be governor. How can she be prepared to be vice president or president? said [State Senate President Lyda Green, a Republican from Palin's hometown of Wasilla]. "Look at what she's done to this state. What would she do to the nation?"

Full story here:
http://www.adn.com/politics/story/510249.html
.

Posted by: LeeAnn Waters | August 30, 2008 10:53 PM

Michelle Obama was a hospital administrator. Cindy McCain is a beer distributor. Which experience is more valuable?

Posted by: Charles | August 30, 2008 10:46 PM

who said Obama hasn't done anything? He sure did. He got his wife a six figure part time job. Image if he is the president, how many people related to him will get good pay jobs.

Look at DNC, anyone ever wonder how much money he spent? What a grand event. Not his money, why need he care?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 10:43 PM

How about the republican brain trust? Karl Rove couldn't pass one more class to finish college but he was trusted to influence policy to an alarming degree. Rush Limbaugh had it made, with full finding from parents, but couldn't maintain more than his freshman year before dropping out. Phil Gramm repeated three grades of public school.
McCain finished at he bottom of his class in the naval academy. Bush's NASA appointee, in charge of suppressing climate change data from the most prestigious scientific institution in the world, had to resign after it was discovered he never completed his bachelor's degree and lied about it.
In this crowd Palin may be an elitist with her fancy bachelor's degree.

Posted by: Charles | August 30, 2008 10:32 PM

I think Obama compaign is in panic mood just like many of bloggers here. Once people get to know Palin, the more attack on her, the more voters will be turned away from Biden. She is one of us, majority. She has more managerial experience than any other candidates.

Obama could have had a second chance by picking Clinton which was not what republican wanted, and his narrow-mindness played right into it. I guess he is not meant to be president.

Posted by: Obamanic | August 30, 2008 10:27 PM

Obama is ready to be President and I'm ready to win the PowerBall.Its always good to be ready

Posted by: Portle | August 30, 2008 10:14 PM

I like Palin's (.)(.)

Posted by: Johna | August 30, 2008 10:07 PM


THE EXPERIENCE MYTH OF OBAMA

I have worked with the Obama campaign on a local level since December and have met and spoken with Obama numerous times. Anyone who thinks Obama is not prepared for the office of president does not know Barack Obama. I don't think the campaign has spoken about it, although there have been articles written, maybe because it may have seemed kind of presumptive doing all this so many months before he even had the nomination, but that is not how Obama works.
Little is left to chance. So here is what the deal is:

Does Obama have the experience to be president, is he ready? It would be hard to say anyone is ready to be president, but what prepares one for the job?

Obama has been getting ready when his nomination was still no more then a dream. Obama has an advisory staff of over a 300. Most all are the top people in their fields. 4 of his staff are the top people on middle east politics in the world. He has numerous people on pretty much everything you could think of from global warming to world economics to energy and foreign policy to the military. Generals to scholars you name it, he has been working with these people for more then a year. Obama is a brilliant man, who easily knows more right now then any candidate who ever ran for the office of president. He is so up to speed it is astounding. John Mccain does not know or grasp a fraction of what Obama does. Mccain is in effect, a dinosaur, compared to Obama now. Mccain has no real practical experience or understanding in many of these areas at all. Just being in Washington for many years does not necessarily make you an expert nor knowledgeable in "Anything".
Bill Clinton said it best when he said,
"No one is really prepared to be president".
He was right and Obama understood that better then anyone long before he even began his journey for the presidency. So for over a year he has been quietly preparing. Like anything such as being a doctor or lawyer or any profession, your first introduction is academic, you go to school. Obama will by no means be learning on the job, he has been in school for more then a year. When enters office, Obama will be the most well prepared and ready president to ever walk into the white house.
He will also be surrounded by the finest staff ever assembled by any president in history.

If you do not want to vote for Barack Obama I can respect that, but by no means think he is not ready to be president. He will be the most ready man to ever win the office.

Thanks for listening
A Florida Obama worker


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Palin is acutally the most qualified of any of the candidates. She has actually run something larger than a senate office.

Posted by: John | August 30, 2008 8:44 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 10:01 PM

Hey....Vote Magoo He's an Adulteror too, don't you get humor?

She was born in Idaho, that is outside of Alaska

Posted by: Quaker | August 30, 2008 10:01 PM

Lurker:

You are too funny, but you are right that it is over. Mr. McCain took care of that yesterday. Bye John; bye Sarah--we hardly knew you.

Did you get one of the McCain/Granddaughter 08 bumper stickers yet? Bound to be a collectors item, don't you think?

Posted by: Smiling1 | August 30, 2008 9:56 PM

The first-term Alaska governor told reporters she was having fun in her new role. "It's great to see another part of the country," she said.

What a freeking idiot. She's never even seen the lower 48 before.

What a joke.

Posted by: Vote Magoo He's an Adulteror too | August 30, 2008 9:52 PM

Palin woke up the BIG sleeping Dragon!

and stick a fork in Obama once those ads hit with Obama's GREAT JUDGEMENT in picking friends like

REV. WRIGHT

FATHER PFLEGER

TONY REZKO

BILL AYERS

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Posted by: Lurker | August 30, 2008 9:50 PM

Hey lurker-
You're immature, and you're proving my point.

Posted by: Charles | August 30, 2008 9:45 PM

As for prefering YOUR candidate..now "You have no choice"

and yes "You're likable enough"

Posted by: attention all sweeties | August 30, 2008 9:44 PM

GAME SET MATCH

Liberals are in a panic hahahahahaha.

It's over!

Posted by: Lurker | August 30, 2008 9:43 PM

Hey Anonymous-
You're wrong.

Posted by: Charles | August 30, 2008 9:43 PM

Obama probably lost money with his empty hate-filled rhetoric.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 9:39 PM

Republicans are all about using tokenism and taken credit they do not deserve. Palin is an anti-feminist token. Clarence Thomas is a token black who hates just about everyone, but especially other African Americans. He also indulges in self pity to a disgusting degree for someone who undeservedly has the most prestigious job in the world. I'm sure the RNC will trot out all kinds of token traitors at that glorified Klan rally next week in Minnesota. The biggest affront to decency will be trotting out their sycophantic phony "labor supporters".
Some of you people continue to be gullible enough to fall for their despicable tactics and the rest of us suffer. So gloat, rant in all caps, and call the rest of us names, because you can't argue intelligently. This country and the world are going to hell in a hand basket because you republican supporters can't bring yourselves to read up on information other than what you're corporate media slops you with. Your arrogance and ignorance subverts democracy, the Gospel, and human decency. When you win, we all lose.

Posted by: Charles | August 30, 2008 9:29 PM

Wake up USA!

Risks:

1)McCain have 72 year old now;
2)McCain don't know very well on USA economy;
3)Palin is only almost 2 years in Alaska Governor;
3)Alaska is a small state whit less problems when compared the big states as NY, TX, CA, FL and others;
4)Palin have not experience legislative in Washington;
5)Palin have not experience in foreign politic.

Reflections:

1)Imagine if McCain win the election and later he abandon the presidency to care of the own health or then he die, and there?
2)Will be USA really in good hands and totally safe?
3)Who will govern USA? Bush, Cheney and others again?

Hugs from Brazil for all conscious in USA!

Posted by: Dalmo | August 30, 2008 9:21 PM

Now if Palin were to do Penthouse or even better Hustler... I'd buy a copy.. .but never vote for the b@!@.

Posted by: Rats | August 30, 2008 9:06 PM

REPLY: Man, don't post stuff like this. That is dirty magazine advertising. You still read/watch those?

Posted by: Bobster | August 30, 2008 9:11 PM

Now if Palin were to do Penthouse or even better Hustler... I'd buy a copy.. .but never vote for the b@!@.

Posted by: Rats | August 30, 2008 9:06 PM

Republican supporters are in denial... their leaders claiming cutting taxes for the most wealthy and corporate taxes will help all Americans... they've tried that for 20 years without any effect, except the rich are richer, the poor are poorer, and the middle class is shrinking into non-existence... they also would rather BORROW money from China to be paid back later at a high cost, putting America in debt and jeopardy rather than raise taxes on those who don't need 5 Hummers or 7 houses. Screw them, it's time for a change. (only change McSame will make is to change his Depends)

Posted by: Rod | August 30, 2008 9:04 PM

Posted by: Dalmo | August 30, 2008 8:57 PM

Wake up USA! The choice of Palin for VP was pressure of the lobbyts and big companies of oil.

We see you connection there and I think you are so right. That will pop just later, I just hope Obama does investigate any possible connections between Alaska's oil and VP pick.

Posted by: Digger | August 30, 2008 9:02 PM

llewis - you do not understand me because you do not understand a TRUE independent - a true independent puts his county first

obama sounded like the real deal - against the gridlock and partisanship - now we see he is not that and you want to pretend the naked emperor is well adorned

a true independent reads about a woman like Sarah Palin and knows she stands for something - not special interests and partisanship - that is old - now the irony is that the old candidate is in fact, the only change candidate left !!!!

I mean it when I say I like Obama - but he has clearly been seduced by the "AUDACITY OF PARTISANSHIP"

AND MCCAIN HASN'T

I DO NOT EXPECT YOU TO UNDERSTAND

TOO MANY THINK THIS COUNTRY IS BLACK AND WHITE

THAT IS A DELUSION

there are LOTS of us who are OK with the morning after pill but not OK with partial birth abortion

there are LOTS of us who want to see electric cars perfected but want us to be willing to drill until then if it's us vs. the snail darters

and there are LOTS of us who want to either WIN the war or admit we can't and come home anyway - one or the other and MCCAIN and OBAMA both spoke for us on that (not rumsfeld who wanted to pretend the war was over too soon and in so doing, increased the danger and not biden who wanted the political expediency of voting for the war and then refused to be held accountable for not making sure we won it more quickly - some expert)

anyway there are LOTS of us in the middle and we want what's best for AMERICA

we don't want someone's ABUELA deported but we want to seal the borders NOW

I do not expect you to understand someone like me - anyone who is OK with someone like BIDEN has no clue how a true independent thinks

I am proud to now be supporting john mccain fully - it was a close call before - it is an easy decision now

I actually donated money to MCCAIN/PALIN today - proudly

in past elections, I held my nose and voted for the lesser of evils

I never sent bush or clinton a nickel (and I am glad I didn't)

MCCAIN PALIN - all the way !!!!!!!!

Posted by: tojoley | August 30, 2008 8:59 PM

Posted by: McCain Sr. | August 30, 2008 8:52 PM

MCCAIN & GOP SET RECORDS!!

Reply: All true my friend, all true! Yet there is still some of us that think Republicans with John McCain will do better!!!! I think with Ron Paul they could have done something better, even beating Obama, but with McCain, I can just laugh at that. BTW, NICE LONG LIST!!!

Posted by: BOBSTER | August 30, 2008 8:58 PM

Wake up USA! The choice of Palin for VP was pressure of the lobbyts and big companies of oil.

Posted by: Dalmo | August 30, 2008 8:57 PM

MCCAIN & GOP SET RECORDS!!

Record deficit.
Record foreclosures.
Record job losses.
Record uninsured for health care.
Record homeless families and children.
Record dead American soldiers in Iraq.
Record American soldier suicides.
Record American soldiers handicapped.
Record low military recruitment.
Record high recruitment of felons.
Record low rating for President.
Record oil and gas prices.
Record oil company profits.
Record food prices.
Record energy prices.
Record wealthy tax cuts.
Record cuts to poor and social programs.

Records McCain and the GOP are proud of!

The party that laughingly claims to be the party of "values" like those of Abramoff and Delay (child slave labor), Duke Cunningham (bribes), Charlie Black (human rights), and I don't have time to list the rest... Not quite the teachings of Jesus (take from poor to give to rich).

Posted by: McCain Sr. | August 30, 2008 8:52 PM

WILL THE REAL JOHN MCAIN PLEASE SHOW UP.

NO MORE MR. MAVERICK MCCAIN

AMERICA IS NOT GETTING THE ORIGINAL MCCAIN!

BILL MOYERS: You and John McCain sat on the same committee. You were chairman of the Commerce Committee--

FRITZ HOLLINGS: Oh yeah

BILL MOYERS: He was a member of the committee--

FRITZ HOLLINGS: We were good friends. And I love him.

BILL MOYERS: And how does he--

FRITZ HOLLINGS: I know him, yeah.

BILL MOYERS: And he used to be thought of as being an advocate of campaign finance reform.

FRITZ HOLLINGS: Exactly right. And he was an advocate against these tax cuts. But now they've taken the maverick McCain and trying to make him the Christian right and the money raiser and everything else like that. They're trying to make him an ordinary Republican. And you can tell he's ill at ease. He, John McCain is not happy campaigning right now. I can tell you that. He's-- the media loves him. He had a room up there by the commerce committee with donuts and coffee and all and the press wouldn't go to the press gallery. They'd go to McCain because they could get a statement out of him. And he was honest. He'd tell you how he felt. So, the press loves him and everything else. But they're disappointed in him now, because they're trying to change him over to qualify him as a Republican.

Posted by: JTR | August 30, 2008 8:51 PM

....nutty

beauty contestant fetish.

has to be. Cant think of any other reason.

reason #6 why I find McCain so damn ODD.

Posted by: llewis40 | August 30, 2008 8:49 PM

Conservative columnist George Will

"I don't believe John McCain."

"John McCain is an angry man and I don't think America wants an angry president."

Posted by: Jack G. | August 30, 2008 8:49 PM

To Obamaniacs,

Could any one of you tell me what kind of experienes he has other than reading speeches from the teleprompter, writing books?

Could any one of you tell me who else testifies about his character and judgement in the Democratic convention other than his wife?

Could any one of you tell me why he has written the book about his father instead of his mother who is the one raised him? If you can't think about that, do you know why? Because his mother is a white and cannot praise her so lavishly due to his ambition to run for the presidency later?

Have you foolish Obamaniancs understood at all?

That is called the political expediency!!!!!

I have read somewhere that he has worked for some kind of charity foundation in Chicago. Have you ever heard of talking about his work in the foundation?

Nope. I wonder why?

Have you noticed in his biography during the convention what he has left out?

Do you foolish recognize what part of his life he left out?

He has never mentioned he lived in Indonesia during his childhood.

I wonder why?

Why is he afraid of to talk about his entire biography?

Do you smell something fissy about that? I just wonder.

You foolish obamanics talk about experience!!!!!!!

Sarah Palin has more experences than him. She could claim a lot of experiences about her life.
Expereinces are as follows:

1. Business woman who really creates a job over there as part of the family business.

2. Mayor of a city who cuts spending and property taxes. He governs the city for 8 years.

3. Governor of Alaska. Within a very short time, she has accomplished a lot of things from her legislature.

4. Reformer. She challenges the Republican establishment and the do-nothing bureaurats over there.

All of the abovementioned she has accomplished in her political life.

Right now, Could any one of you tell me what kind of accomplishments either Obama or Biden has acheived in their political life?

Joe Biden has been in Washington since his graduation. The US Government is his employer throughout his life.

For Obama, the association he has over the last 20 years can not even attest his character during the convention.

Don't you foolish folks think it is so odd? Nobody can talk about him other than himself and his wife. What does it tell you about him?

That's all I have to say about Obama-Biden. Obama is an empty suit.

Obama and Biden can talk about the "change mantra". But they just can talk. That's all. Nothing to show for.

Wake up American and come and join electing McCain-Palin in this November election.

Posted by: Texan | August 30, 2008 8:48 PM

"I DIDN'T REALLY LOVE AMERICA."
John McCain

Edited out of interview on Fox.
http://mccain.indranet.com

McCain said he didn't love America before he was a prisoner... he didn't love America when he joined the Navy, when he dropped bombs on people, when he got paid with taxpayers money... and probably when he voted... they trashed Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr for his sermon, no wonder they edited it out.

Posted by: mark t. | August 30, 2008 8:47 PM

TROOP DONATIONS FAVOR OBAMA

Troops Deployed Abroad Donate 6 Times More to Obama than McCain

This tells an interesting story and I wonder what the neo-con troop supporters think about this? Are they going to bash the troops or ???

http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/printedition/2008/08/17/petroops.html

Posted by: Tommy | August 30, 2008 8:46 PM

Palin is acutally the most qualified of any of the candidates. She has actually run something larger than a senate office.

Posted by: John | August 30, 2008 8:44 PM

tojoley!!!

IS THAT ALL YOU GOT??? Ha, ha, ha!!!

Posted by: BOBSTER | August 30, 2008 8:43 PM

Oh My,My aren't the 2700 Paid Obamabot Posters Irate today again that John McCain
made a woman his Vice Presidential pick
and that AK Gov Sarah Palin is such a very
well qualified,experienced,intelligent and
attractive woman as well. (Unlike hateful
no accomplishments Michelle Obama!) So when
will Obama's Stooge Campaign Smear Boss
David Axelrod and Empty Suit Inexperienced
Fraud Barack Hussein Obama and their rabid
irate out of touch with reality delusional
paid poster Democrat Obamabots realize that
their SMEARING Gov Sarah Palin has just cost the Democrats and Sore Losers Messiah
Barack Hussein Obama and Old ILl Health
Stroke Victum Loud Mouth Joe Biden and
Goofy DNC Dictator Crazy Howard Dean the
2008 Election by their doing it? NOBAMA!

Posted by: Sandy5274 | August 30, 2008 8:42 PM


McCain is very smart. He adore a pretty queen. Therefore vote in the explosive double for president from USA! McCain the Mr. War and Palin the Queen of the Oil. With McCain&Palin the days in USA will be more hot and all will win Budweiser of Cindy the Queen of the Beer. They will put fire in all USA!!!

Posted by: Dalmo | August 30, 2008 8:42 PM

Bobster, we are voting for McCain and Palin.

Posted by: America | August 30, 2008 8:37 PM

ANSWER: This sounds like I and another 32,000,000 are wrong! Hm!

Posted by: BOBSTER | August 30, 2008 8:42 PM

bobster - i know you are a bit dense but you do have courage .... so, I'm taking one last minute to add one more thing - just for you ...

sssshhh

...... let me, let you in on a very well kept secret ....

keep it a secret ........sssssssssssshhhhh........ here it is;


obama is not running against george bush (or rumsfeld or cheney) ......

keep it on the low down .....ssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

i do like your courage though

Posted by: tojoley | August 30, 2008 8:40 PM

If you Dems think she is a bust candidate with zero chance of attracting votes and has no chance of winning with McCain, then stop all this blogging for the next 2 months about her and go watch a movie on TV every night. Spend some time with your kids. It's done, you won.

Posted by: Dave | August 30, 2008 8:39 PM

tojoley!!!!

I am not anonymus, I just missed putting my user name in.

BOBSTER

You have no guts anyway!!!

Posted by: BOBSTER | August 30, 2008 8:37 PM

Bobster, we are voting for McCain and Palin.

Posted by: America | August 30, 2008 8:37 PM

tojoley

I would take your posts more serious if they wont so... nutty. seem very nervous and perplexed. Oh well.

McCain is pandering to the full degree. He looks like a old fart of a man smiling like a cheshire cat next to Palin. With his strange fetish for former beauty contestants.

For right now she may be the flavor of the moment with most of the folks from the nether regions of right winger land but that's about it. Wont last.

OBAMA's is the legitimate candidate for change. And he's running for the top job, not VP. I know you haters are not to enthused with McCain. Don't blame you. but you are a bunch of idiots to think that picking Palin is the cure all for the republican party's plight.

Again. OBAMA settled the question at his successful convention. He will win I still have no doubt of that. A foolish choice like this by McCain just reinforces it for me.


Posted by: llewis40 | August 30, 2008 8:36 PM

Posted by: tojoley | August 30, 2008 8:26 PM

there is NO mccain = bush argument (never was for anyone who can remember back to 2000 - can you remember that far, bobster ?)

REPLY: If McCain was any good for Republicans in 2000 (and I think he was) he would be the president for the last 8 years, but NOOOOOOO, we the smartasses wanted Bush, the son of the president. McCain is no good SOB. You just shot yourself in foot, just like whole republican party. If McCain is the same candidate as in 2000, I would vote for him, but he is not. He is too old, he cahnge to worse and decided to continue the legacy of Bush family and you bet that is something he is going to loose for.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 8:35 PM

i'm so scared when someone named "anonymous" says i have "no guts"

you were right that i didn't log off fast enough but you are wrong about me being a republican

i'm most assuredly a registered independent who likes both mccain and obama very much -- until saddleback and then the VP picks

now it is an easy choice

i still like obama and admire him as a man but no longer want him as a president

bye bye now ........ (go MCCAIN/PALIN)

Posted by: tojoley | August 30, 2008 8:34 PM

Wardropper, you want to talk about the Mafia. Who do you think put Obama into office? Who do you think is footing Obama's campaign?

You don't think it is little Obama doing all this.

Posted by: Poltical Watchdog | August 30, 2008 8:33 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 8:16 PM

Been working on that list long BOBster?

REPLY: YOU BET I DID AND I AM FED UP WITH THIS CRAP!!!! AREN'T WE ALL AND AM I RIGHT OR WRONG, BECASUE ALL OF THIS, IS TRUE?

Posted by: BOBSTER | August 30, 2008 8:29 PM

She's already more qualified than Obama-she loves her country and hates terrorists to boot!

Posted by: Toxic Avenger | August 30, 2008 8:28 PM

p.s. bobster - the old mccain = bush strategy that was your ace card for over a year, does NOT work anymore - NOT AT ALL !!!

but you keep playing it (cause let's face it - you got nothing else)

anyway, every American knows (including you, if you were honest) that obama's VP pick voted for bush's war and more importantly that MCAIN'S VP pick is the most NON-bush thing that any candidate could ever do - if ever there was a "polar" opposite of dick cheney , it's sarah palin

there is NO mccain = bush argument (never was for anyone who can remember back to 2000 - can you remember that far, bobster ?)

keep trying it though - you have NOTHING else

it won't work - but what the hell else can you do now ?

you put all your eggs in one basket and now obama is hopping with your basket down the trail to partisanship, partial birth abortions and let's save the snail darter while MCCAIN wants real change and has once again proven it

Posted by: tojoley | August 30, 2008 8:26 PM

My name is Obamandias, King of Kings
Look on my fireworks, Ye Mighty, and despair!

Posted by: Barack Obama's Conscience | August 30, 2008 8:26 PM

Dear Obama supporter:

Your sick soul, stop spreading malicious rumor that Palin's last baby is actually her daughter's.

Teenagers don't give birth to babies with Down Syndrome.

Hillary Supporter, M.D.

Posted by: Hillary | August 30, 2008 8:25 PM

tojoley!!!!

I know you are still here!!! Your point is worthless, because you claim that you are independent, but surely and strongly and easy decided on McCain in last 24hrs. You think you can fool somebody with that stupid decision. You definetely know that McCain is gonna be the same crap as GWB and you definetely know that Obama is somebody who will bring out troops home, including Palin's son, and you definetely are republican with no guts to admit all faults of republican party and yet they still support GWB AND HIS AGENDAS. Please, please, don't try to make big deal of this VP pick by McCain, because even the dumbest republican knows that this is the worst pick that could happen to them. Biden knows where he made mistake; trusted GWB, but you can't fool him again. Can you fool McCain, sure, GWB could, and Palin, oh God, she will run screaming out of White House if she ever steps there and I hope she doesn't.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 8:25 PM

half of the comments on here are rediculous and uneducated remarks towards a woman that is not a politition but a real person with real life expericene. who better to be a heartbeat away from the presidency than someone that is not comprimised with deluted notions of what real people are and how we live our lives. when sarah was elected as govonor she refused to live in the mansion in jeaneu instead she lives at home like a real person. Not some power hungry dictator ruling over the state. as someone who actually voted for her to be govonor of my state i have no doubts that she will do an even better job in washington as she has here in alaska. if she does indeed end up in washington she will be very missed here.

Posted by: ALASKAN | August 30, 2008 8:24 PM

Fozzie D. Bear,

I DOUBLE DOG DARE YOU and every other leftist pinhead to send our your post to every single women in America.

I'm guessing it'll be typical of the spiteful, sexist, vitriolic stuff we'll be hearing out of the left in the next couple of months.

Posted by: Cliff | August 30, 2008 8:22 PM

K Ackermann
I agree, and you should pay for it.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 8:21 PM

1 more question for her:

Since the taxpayer is paying the health insurance for your children, wouldn't you agree that ALL children deserve to have health insurance?

Posted by: K Ackermann | August 30, 2008 8:18 PM

Accepting this woman whom he hardly knows seems to have been the price McCain had to pay for the right-wing conservatives to support him financially.

Posted by: Bodo | August 30, 2008 8:18 PM

Been working on that list long BOBster?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 8:16 PM

-sigh-

The high off the obscenely lavish self-aggrandizing temple-coliseum-fireworks backdrop for my nomination speech that I squandered $18 million of my donor's campaign contributions on only lasted a day.

How can I fill the emptiness of my doubly rhetorical existence as Barack Obama's Conscience?

Maybe I can get an aircraft carrier named after me BEFORE I get elected.

The USS "Barack Obamandias"

Posted by: Barack Obama's Conscience | August 30, 2008 8:15 PM

well bobster i'm actually very impressed (sincerely) - at least you have the guts to answer and point out that in your VERY own opinion, your foreign policy EXPERT was wrong about iraq (the most important foreign policy decision in the last two decades) - but, you are the only non-coward democrat who I have run across today - I'll give you that - however, you are not as smart as you are courageous because you had to ask me what my point "is" ..... when my "point"
is extraordinarily obvious - but since your are cerebrally challenged - let me spell it out for you ......

H E R E I S M Y P O I N T;

you have a helluva lot of nerve attacking mccain's VP nominee on iraq when her son is on his way there and you yourself admit that when everything was really on the line, your own foreign policy expert screwed up royally - in your own opinion and in the opinion of your rock star candidate - so you admit that obama's VP choice is a proven terrible choice to be a heartbeat away from the presidency BY YOUR OWN STANDARDS (and by the way obama only recently quit his very heavy smoking habit - if at all - so obama has just as much health risk IF he were in office as MCCAIN would)

thanks for answering - at least you have the courage your fellow democrats lack

i'm SO outta here - KEEP ON BICKERING, DEMOCRATS - YOU SOUND LIKE BICKERING BIDEN (most partisan senator in our lifetime)

keep ON whining about the VP choice of the OTHER party - if she is such a bad choice, you should be happy - so quit your moaning !

God bless you all - GO MCPALIN - perfect for all of America - put your country first and your rock star turned leftist second

from an independent who now knows who to vote for !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: tojoley | August 30, 2008 8:15 PM

Palin, a remarkable woman with remarkable stories.

Obama supporter keeps attacking her like what you did to Hillary. See where her supporter will go.

Palin's story is much fresher. I had enough Obamanation.

McCain is boring. But Palin is more than ready to be President at any moment if she can handle the stress she already has. I'll vote for Palin and bring 3-5 more votes to her column.

Posted by: HillarySupporter | August 30, 2008 8:13 PM

You dems need to realize Palin is the only one who is qaulified. Success speaks for itself.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 8:13 PM

People allow me to take you to hell and back. Do you remember all of these things?
-George W Bush with Jack Abramof, but Bush says that he doesn't remember those pictures.

-Wiretapping our phones

-YOUR Internet Search Records belong to governemnet any time

-YOUR Library records belong to government any time

-Katrina and Brownie heck of a job!!

-Remember Harriet Myers?

-Remember WMD! where is that stuff?

-Abu Graihb Prison torture.

-Guantanamo Bay Prison

-Remember military records for Bush. Deserter.

-Tax Cuts! whatever was that.

-Companies don't have to pay overtime in one week to workers aproved by Bush.

-Deficit of our country (the only thing still growing so far)

-9-11 evidence?

-Arrest records of George Bush

-Marines killing civilans in Iraq?

-Halliburton in Iraq (good profits)

-Claiming by Bush that government has right to check your mail before mailbox.

-Firing of 8 federal attorneys (all democrats)

-PARDONING SCOOTER LIBBY

-Remember Alberto Gonzales (maybe he doesn't remember you so much)

-Donald Rumsfeld (resigned, but not gone)

-Whistle blowers will not be protected by government (aproved by Bush)

-Threat of sanctions to Iran (trying to start another war)

-FEMA fake press conference

Justice Dept. rejecting employment applications of well qualified aplicants because of ties with democrats.

-Remember Blackwater Private Military in Iraq (they are still there)

-AND FINAL BUT NOT LAST; WHERE THE HELL IS OSAMA BIN LADEN, WE ARE STILL WAITING!!!

You wanna more of this stuff happening to you and government making fools out of you, WELL, THEN YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR McCAIN.

Posted by: Bobster | August 30, 2008 8:12 PM

Palin appears to have faked her last pregnancy, which was really her oldest daughter's. Rape or incest? Google it.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 8:11 PM

It has now been learned that McCain had only met
Palin once before naming her his pick for VP.
Hey John boy, this is a VP
not a one night stand. Hello, anybody home?

Posted by: rkerg | August 30, 2008 8:09 PM

What is this fascination that McCain has with former beauty contestants?

What a pandering old man. OH well it matters not.

I still have no doubt that OBAMA will be elected president come Nov.4th. This phony charade by ODD McCain seals that all for me.

Posted by: llewis40 | August 30, 2008 8:06 PM

Sarah Palin faked her last pregnancy to cover up for her oldest daughter. Google it. This woman is a fraud. Was it rape or incest that got her daughter pregnant?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 8:04 PM

Posted by: tojoley | August 30, 2008 7:34 PM

HERE IS THE QUESTION FOR ANY DEMOCRAT;

WHICH PERSON ON YOUR TICKET WAS WRONG ABOUT IRAQ - THE TOP OF YOUR TICKET OR YOUR "FOREIGN POLICY EXPERT" WHO VOTED FOR THE WAR ?

ANSWER: Obama was right and Biden was wrong. Any more answers that you might don't know but the rest of the America knows,even 670,000 people in Alaska know that answer. What is your point?

Posted by: BOBSTER | August 30, 2008 7:56 PM

well "anonymous" or "gipper" or whoever the heck you really are - you get is BASSACKWARDS with the Reagan comment - your point is totally irrelevant cause you aren't paying attention - mondale (who had no chance anyway) picked ferrarro cause he thought his opponent had a gender gap - mccain picked his partner in part to shore up any gender gap he might have - opposite - but thanks for pointing out that the gipper predicted that the best way to have a female president was for her to first appear on the ticket as VP candidate (well obama sure as heck missed that chance) - Reagan also predicted that the first US female president would be Republican - Might Ms. Palin be our 45th president ? we'll see

anyway WHO CARES WHAT DEMOCRATS THINK ABOUT MS. PALIN ? they should shut up and worry about their own candidates

I AM AN INDEPENDENT WHO ONCE LIKED OBAMA BUT I LIKE SARAH SO MUCH MORE BECAUSE I LOVE MY COUNTRY (and I do not like Obama choosing one of the most partisan senators ever for his VP - change my butt !)

obama you are clearly NOT for change, but MCCAIN obviously is !!!

and on that i'll say it one last time


the democratic playbook is out the window and they are writing a new one fast and doing a terrible job

re;

she's "bad" cause she has "no experience" - and YOUR CANDIDATE HAD ZERO>ZERO>ZERO>ZERO EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE OR FOREIGN POLICY EXPERIENCE SO THE DEMOCRATIC PREZ CANDIDATE HAS LESS EXPERIENCE THAN THE REPUBLICAN VP CANDIDATE

so try this - YOU PICKED HER JUST BECAUSE SHE IS A WOMAN - WELL AT LEAST THE REPUBLICANS HAD THE NERVE TO PUT A WOMAN SOMEWHERE ON THE TICKET

NOW THIS SHOWDOWN WHICH WAS ALWAYS A COIN TOSS THAT THE DEMS PLANNED TO WIN WITH MONEY

NOW THIS SHOWDOWN IS NOT ABOUT;

TYING MCCAIN TO BUSH - DOESN'T WORK ANYMORE

IT IS NOT ABOUT MAKING HISTORY - DOESN'T WORK ANYMORE

IT IS NOT ABOUT EXPERIENCE OR LOOKING GOOD

ALL OF A SUDDEN THE RACE IS ABOUT POLICY - THE WAY IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE

AND THE DEMOCRATS ARE SCARED AS HELL BECAUSE OBAMA HAS BEEN RUNNING TO THE LEFT EVER SINCE HE WON THE NOMINATION

THE DEMOCRATS ARE SCARED AND THEY SHOULD BE BECAUSE NOW THEY HAVE TO RUN ON THEIR OLD GUARD POLICIES - TAX AND SPEND, LATE TERM ABORTIONS WITHOUT PARENTAL CONSENT AND ON AND ON

THE DEMOCRATS HAD A CHANCE TO BE ABOUT CHANGE AND NOW THEY ARE SAME OLD SAME OLD POLICIES THAT HAVE ALREADY TRIED AND FAILED

NOW OBAMA HAS TO RUN ON THE CLINTON LEGACY

HOW IRONIC IS THAT ?

I LIKE OBAMA A LOT

BUT I DO NOT LIKE PARTISANSHIP AND BY PICKING BIDEN HE WENT AGAINST CHANGE AND WENT WITH THE MOST PARTISAN OF THE ARROGANT SENATORS HE COULD FIND

BICKERING BIDEN

LET'S SEE HOW MANY HUNTERS WHO ACTUALLY WORK FOR A LIVING ARE GOING TO BE VOTING FOR OBAMA NOW

SO SCARED ARE THESE DEMOCRATS

YOU SHOULD BE

TWO CANDIDATES RAN ON CHANGE

ONE ABANDONED THAT WITH HIS VP PICK AND THE OTHER EMBRACED IT WITH HIS VP PICK

YOU WANT CHANGE

YOU ONLY HAVE ONE CHOICE NOW

MCCAIN PALIN

(oh democratttsssss , where are you on my question about iraq ..... ????? who was wrong ? ..... your rock star or your foreign policy expert ????? where aaaare yoooooooou ? - there you are hiding cowardly - well come out and answer my simple question - ONE of you who has guts - guess there isn't ONE democrat with guts to answer one simple question ....gutlessness will not impress an independent - you bunch of cowards - go look at your rock star posters)

Posted by: tojoley | August 30, 2008 7:53 PM

Hey this is weird. Why does John McCain reminds me of Mr. Burns from "Simpsons"?

Posted by: BOBSTER | August 30, 2008 7:51 PM

5 kids!!! WOW, that is a lot of diaper changing. If John McCain wins, he don't have to worry about his adult diaper changing like the rest of ancient Americans do.

Posted by: BOBSTER | August 30, 2008 7:50 PM

McCain admits the economy is not his strong suit, so he gets bad advice from "experts" and has no way of knowing it's bad. If he's elected, or gets in the way Bush did, he could become unable to serve out his first term causing Palin to be president. Neocon power brokers would rapidly come to her aid, and she would do everything they tell her because of her lack of experience and because she's an under-informed ideologue who would trust them.
Republicans have a verifiable history of overthrowing democracies and installing puppet dictators so the people won't interfere with corporations running amok. (Iran, Argentina, Haiti, El Salvador...).
Their puppets have tortured and killed resistors in ways that make McCain's terrible POW ordeal look tame. They have systematically destroyed economies with devastating results on the populations to create clean slates for free market experiments.
At home they've been using Bush to start the same process here. McCain+Palin+broken economy= unrestrained neocon power.
A yes man, yes woman, McCain presidency will devastate this country.
Please join me in voting for Obama.
Thank you.


Posted by: Charles | August 30, 2008 7:49 PM

This would be McCain's "bump" I guess.
The mafia can spare a mere $7 million, after all.
Or maybe he just sold one of his houses out of sheer embarrassment?

Sorry, McCain, whatever money you raise, the country can't actually afford YOU.

Posted by: wardropper | August 30, 2008 7:48 PM

Kevin R. Goldberg, Jr
I agree with you - Bush has shown us that someone totally incompetent can manipulate his way into the Presidency of the USA so why not Palin - go for it girl.

Posted by: aredee | August 30, 2008 7:47 PM


FOX NEWS INTERVIEWS MRS PALIN

fox news - tonight, we have bill o'reilly and sean hannity interviewing sarah palin to determine if she has "what it takes" to be the president of the united states if (god forbid) something happens to john mccain.

bill o'reilly; mrs palin, i understand you know how to make cookies.

palin; why yes bill! oatmeal AND sugar cookies!

bill o'reilly; splendid! splendid! sean?

sean hannity; thanks bill. mrs palin, is it true that you have changed many an diaper?"

mrs palin; yes sean. 5 childrens worth!

sean; i'm impressed. bill?

bill o'reilly; thanks sean. mrs palin. do you know how to mend a hole in a sock?

mrs palin; no, i'm sorry. i just go to wal=mart and buy a new pair of socks.

bill; i'm sorry too. that was a loaded question. let me try again. mrs palin, do you wear pantyhose?

mrs palin; yes i do! i wear both tan and beige!

bill; you see, obama does NOT. definately a point for mrs palin here. sean?

sean hannity; mrs palin, do you know how to wash dishes?

mrs palin; yes sean. i can wash, dry, and even stack dishes. i can clean a dirty pot as well.

sean; wow. you truly do have some presidential skills here. bill, do you mind if i have a follow up for mrs palin?

bill o'reilly; not at all sean, be my guest.

sean; thanks bill. mrs palin, say you put dishes in a dishwasher and close the door. what is the next most important step. now take your time here mrs palin. this relates how you would conduct a nuclear war.

mrs palin; i would.. i would... i would turn it on?

sean; YES! YES! YES!

bill o'reilly; well sean, i'm confident about mrs palins qualifications to become president, how about you?

sean hannity; i am too bill. she is a amazing!

bill o'reilly; mrs palin, i have one more quick question.. is it true that you have your own line of buttery flavored pancake syrup?

mrs palin; no, sorry bill. that is mrs buttersworth.. everyone makes that mistake.

bill; aawwwwwww.. well, that's okay. we love you just the same.

and that concludes fox's interview with mrs buttersworth.. i mean, mrs palin.

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Posted by: Fozzie D. Bear | August 30, 2008 7:42 PM

Bill O'Reilly said last night Gov. Palin's résumé "stinks." How many elections has he won?

As to his credentials, he's fond of saying he "picked up a master's degree" at Harvard. Was it one he found lying on the ground?

Really a "Levittown Traditionalist" rather than an "Independent," he's actually a "maverick" not unlike McCain, whatever that is.

Now that Gov. Palin's on the ticket, even I might contribute. If it were just McCain and a clone like, say, Rudy or a zombie like Ridge, I'd say forget about it.

If McCain wins, still very problematical, it's likely Gov. Palin will be President down the road.

Posted by: Kevin R. Goldberg, Jr. | August 30, 2008 7:39 PM

Since when did we start wanting the PTA and Vice Presidency mixing blood??
I dont care if she is man, woman, or ape... She knows squat and is from Alaska where it took a wopping 115,000 people to vote her in as Gov. Really can you represent the US better than to pick somebody that lives in isolation... for somebody that dropped everything when she heard Ivana Trump was coming to the "Big City" to peddle her perfume.. Why you ask... Because Ivana Trump represented Class, Culture, and Glamor to her.... A @@@@ bumpkin 2 steps away from being my president.

Posted by: erik | August 30, 2008 7:38 PM

Willy should live in Alaska... It seems like a place with a pretty low benchmark.. Just think only 115,000 plus it took to get elected Gov. of Alaska.
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115,000 - about the same number of people at FedEx Field during a Redskins/Dallas game. Just getting a scope.

Go Skins!

Posted by: kate | August 30, 2008 7:37 PM

Barack Obama's Conscience - you flatter yourself with the nom de plume ! Barack IS the American dream. He didn't marry himself into a family having more money than most Americans can dream of. I'm pretty sure he knows how many houses he owns and how hard he needed to work to get what he has. Given his origins it's astounding that he's succeeded - until you listen to him. This man is a real orator. (I'm assuming you're capable of recognizing what an orator is ?). You Republicans gave us probably the most uneducated fool who has ever occupied the White house and now you're lining us up for a geriatric pensioner who ought to spend his time in Florida sat by the ocean. When are you Republicans going to think about America and not just the GOP and the rich 10 %

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 7:37 PM

oh less , where are you, lessssss ? you attacked the female candidate about IRAQ - even though she has a son headed there and yet, you are too gutless to answer a simple question .... where are you ??????

well since less is apparently a coward, then I'LL OPEN IT UP TO ANY DEMOCRAT TO ANSWER THIS SIMPLE QUESTION - ANY DEMOCRAT (especially one who might even think of attacking ms. palin about her iraq comment)

HERE IS THE QUESTION FOR ANY DEMOCRAT;

WHICH PERSON ON YOUR TICKET WAS WRONG ABOUT IRAQ - THE TOP OF YOUR TICKET OR YOUR "FOREIGN POLICY EXPERT" WHO VOTED FOR THE WAR ?

i was an independent but obama you have lost me - GO MCCAIN/PALIN

(come on, will ANY DEMOCRAT answer my ???)

Posted by: tojoley | August 30, 2008 7:34 PM

My point exactly.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 7:34 PM

They lost 49 or 50 states

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"I believe that someday we are going to have a woman president, possibly during my life, and I've often thought the best way to pave the way for this was to first nominate and elect a woman as vice-president.

But I think Mondale made a serious mistake when he picked GERALDINE FERRARO as his running mate. In my view, he guessed wrong in deciding to take a congresswoman that almost nobody had ever heard of and try to put her in line for the presidency ... I don't know who among the Democrats might have been a better choice, but it was obvious Mondale picked Geraldine Ferraro simply because he believed there was a 'gender gap' where I was concerned and she was a woman."

Those are the words of Ronald Reagan in his 1991 memoir, "An American Life,"

Posted by: Straight from The Gipper | August 30, 2008 7:30 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 7:32 PM

"I believe that someday we are going to have a woman president, possibly during my life, and I've often thought the best way to pave the way for this was to first nominate and elect a woman as vice-president.

But I think Mondale made a serious mistake when he picked GERALDINE FERRARO as his running mate. In my view, he guessed wrong in deciding to take a congresswoman that almost nobody had ever heard of and try to put her in line for the presidency ... I don't know who among the Democrats might have been a better choice, but it was obvious Mondale picked Geraldine Ferraro simply because he believed there was a 'gender gap' where I was concerned and she was a woman."

Those are the words of Ronald Reagan in his 1991 memoir, "An American Life,"

Posted by: Straight from The Gipper | August 30, 2008 7:30 PM

They can't stand her in Alaska:

From the Daily News-Miner in Fairbanks:

Sen. John McCain's selection of Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate was a stunning decision that should make Alaskans proud, even while we wonder about the actual merits of the choice....

Alaskans and Americans must ask, though, whether she should become vice president and, more importantly, be placed first in line to become president.

In fact, as the governor herself acknowledged in her acceptance speech, she never set out to be involved in public affairs. She has never publicly demonstrated the kind of interest, much less expertise, in federal issues and foreign affairs that should mark a candidate for the second-highest office in the land. Republicans rightfully have criticized the Democratic nominee, Sen. Barack Obama, for his lack of experience, but Palin is a neophyte in comparison; how will Republicans reconcile the criticism of Obama with the obligatory cheering for Palin?

Most people would acknowledge that, regardless of her charm and good intentions, Palin is not ready for the top job. McCain seems to have put his political interests ahead of the nation's when he created the possibility that she might fill it.

And from the Anchorage Daily News:

It's stunning that someone with so little national and international experience might be heartbeat away from the presidency.

Wow...she was clearly chosen for her relative youth and her body parts. But of course, for Republicans, they vote as they are told, so as long as she's got a pulse, they will obey. Pathetic!

Posted by: LH | August 30, 2008 7:29 PM

Barack the hack
He's All talk but does not deliver, his voting records sucks.
John McCain walks the talk and delivers,
McCain-Palin ticket Rocks!!

Posted by: vic | August 30, 2008 7:29 PM

Willy should live in Alaska... It seems like a place with a pretty low benchmark.. Just think only 115,000 plus it took to get elected Gov. of Alaska. Weird and scary she could be one step away from being my president... I dont care if shes a woman, man or ape (She is from alaska ya know)... This is a sham
Since when did we start wanting the PTA and Vice Presidency mixing blood??

Posted by: eric | August 30, 2008 7:27 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 7:18 PM

And anonymous, your posts are just too hilarious to answer. Get off the caps, and someone might believe you, after you learn to punctuate and make proper sentences.

Good night all, again.

Posted by: willy | August 30, 2008 7:26 PM

BOTTOM LINE IS THE BOTTOM LINE

DEMOCRATIC FAITHFUL HATE THE CHOICE

REPUBLICAN FAITHFUL LOVE THE CHOICE

GUESS OLE MCCAIN IS MUCH SMARTER THAN SOME THOUGHT - CRAZY LIKE A FOX

the democratic playbook is SO TOTALLY out the window and NOW they are writing a new one fast and doing a terrible job

here we go - she's so "bad" cause she has "no experience" - and YOUR CANDIDATE HAD ZERO>ZERO>ZERO>ZERO EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE OR FOREIGN POLICY EXPERIENCE SO THE DEMOCRATIC PREZ CANDIDATE HAS LESS EXPERIENCE THAN THE REPUBLICAN VP CANDIDATE

so try this - YOU PICKED HER JUST BECAUSE SHE IS A WOMAN - WELL AT LEAST THE REPUBLICANS HAD THE NERVE TO PUT A WOMAN SOMEWHERE ON THE TICKET


NOW THIS SHOWDOWN WHICH WAS ALWAYS A COIN TOSS THAT THE DEMS PLANNED TO WIN WITH MONEY MONEY MONEY

NOW THIS SHOWDOWN IS NOT ABOUT

TYING MCCAIN TO BUSH - DOESN'T WORK ANYMORE

IT IS NOT ABOUT MAKING HISTORY - DOESN'T WORK ANYMORE

IT IS NOT ABOUT EXPERIENCE OR LOOKING GOOD

ALL OF A SUDDEN THE RACE IS ABOUT POLICY - THE WAY IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE

AND THE DEMOCRATS ARE SCARED AS HELL BECAUSE OBAMA HAS BEEN RUNNING TO THE LEFT EVER SINCE HE WON THE NOMINATION

THE DEMOCRATS ARE SCARED AND THEY SHOULD BE BECAUSE NOW THEY HAVE TO RUN ON THEIR OLD GUARD POLICIES - TAX AND SPEND, LATE TERM ABORTIONS WITHOUT PARENTAL CONSENT AND ON AND ON

THE DEMOCRATS HAD A CHANCE TO BE ABOUT CHANGE AND NOW THEY ARE SAME OLD SAME OLD POLICIES THAT HAVE ALREADY TRIED AND FAILED

NOW OBAMA HAS TO RUN ON THE CLINTON LEGACY

HOW IRONIC IS THAT ?

I LIKE OBAMA A LOT

BUT I DO NOT LIKE PARTISANSHIP AND BY PICKING BIDEN HE WENT AGAINST CHANGE AND WENT WITH THE MOST PARTISAN OF THE ARROGANT SENATORS HE COULD FIND

BICKERING BIDEN

OBAMA ALSO KEEPS MOVING LEFT AND SHOWS A COLD, COLD HEART BY REFUSING TO DO THINGS THAT WOULD LOWER GAS COSTS NOW AND BY REFUSING TO MAKE A STAND AGAINST PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTIONS - HE LOVES SNAIL DARTERS AND LIBERAL POLICIES MORE THAN PEOPLE - OBAMA I LOVED YOU BUT YOU BETRAYED YOUR "CHANGE" MOVEMENT FOR OLD SCHOOL LIBERAL B.S.

LET'S SEE HOW MANY HUNTERS in Pennsylvania WHO ACTUALLY WORK FOR A LIVING ARE GOING TO BE VOTING FOR OBAMA NOW

SO SCARED ARE THESE DEMOCRATS

YOU SHOULD BE

TWO CANDIDATES RAN ON "CHANGE"

ONE ABANDONED THAT WITH HIS VP PICK AND THE OTHER EMBRACED IT WITH HIS VP PICK

YOU WANT CHANGE IN WASHINGTON ????

YOU NOW ONLY HAVE - ONE CHOICE

MCCAIN - PALIN

Posted by: tojoley | August 30, 2008 7:26 PM

-sigh-

As Barack Obama's Conscience, I'm having an existential crisis.

I've come to realize that, as rhetorical as he is, as his conscience I am even more so.

And since he never listens to me, I'm even more useless.

Wait! Maybe if I spend $18 million of my donors' campaign contributions on a huge, splendid coliseum and temple and fireworks backdrop for my historic nomination night, that would fill my inner emptiness!

That would be a whole lot cooler than those books I wrote about myself fictionalizing my drunken polygamist already-married Kenyan father who knocked up my then-17-year old mother and abandoned us and my journey to reinvent myself in denial for the rest of my life.

Posted by: Barack Obama's Conscience | August 30, 2008 7:25 PM

Quote: "Willy - I think you lost your thread and more the day you chose to become a Republican.

Posted by: aredee "

Aredee, I'm still here for that one. I am not a republican. I'll be voting the way any thinking American should do this year, Libertarian.

Posted by: Willy | August 30, 2008 7:24 PM

You guys are so unfair... First off she makes a mean rice krispe treat.. and when I say mean I'm saying "Look out Putin". Two she knows how to fish people... yeah FISH.. Take that you elitist, oh education is so important democrats. Three and most importantly she has a vagina.

Now I know common sense will tell you more than half of the worlds population consists of this select trait but do these vagina's say I have the most oil in the US.. Very few vagina's can say this.. Even less wont talk back because they have just been nominated for the Vice Presidency of the United States 2 years from being major of a town in the middle of nowhere Alaska.

Posted by: eric | August 30, 2008 7:22 PM

Willy - I think you lost your thread and more the day you chose to become a Republican.

Posted by: aredee | August 30, 2008 7:21 PM

HOWDY "STUPID" WILLY!!!!

IF YOU ARE SO INTELLEGENT AND FULL SOME FACTS, WILL YA' PLEASE TELL US HOW LARGE IS ALASKA AND WHAT IS THE SIZE OF ND, VT, and WY. FIGURE IT OUT AND GO TO BATHROOM, LOOK IN "YOUR" MIRRIOR AND YOU WILL SEE DONKEY WITH A LONG EARS AND STUPID FACE. I SEE YOU ARE STILL TRYING TO EMPAHISIZE ALASKA AND PALIN. NO WAY SHE CAN LEAD THIS COUNTRY WITH EXEPERIENCE FROM ALASKA, NO WAAAAAY.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 7:18 PM

This thread has gotten out of hand and is fast becoming like Obama/Biden. In other words of no consequence.

So long and NAMASTE'.

Posted by: Willy | August 30, 2008 7:18 PM

Democrats and Republicans play us like fools. It is good cop, bad cop and we are all under arrest. Hope people wake up and take back their country from the retarded elites that have been running it into the ground since Willy and his generation.

Posted by: Johna | August 30, 2008 7:16 PM

Quote: "BTW when did you stop rationing and decide to live like a pig like the rest of us?"

Well, DUH, when rationing ended after WWII.

And I don't live like a pig. Maybe you, but not me.

Posted by: Willy | August 30, 2008 7:16 PM

What's up with Barrack kissing Biden's wife on the lips everytime he see's her.
And then reading that Biden telling Pittsburg coach today that he is a second stringer..I'm guessing so!!

Posted by: John | August 30, 2008 7:14 PM

less, you make a very good point - i have not heard the quote about iraq so i have no idea what the context was (joke or whatever - i do not know)

but i ask you this, LESS - see if you have the guts to answer it - one of your guys makes a big deal about being against the war in iraq form the time of the first vote (when he was not actually making a vote on it himself) and the other guy on your ticket voted FOR the war in iraq (you know the one on the dem ticket with all of that "FOREIGN POLICY EXPERIENCE" - so which one was wrong ?????

come on - you can pick on a girl about iraq (whose son is headed there), but can you answer a simple question about your own rock star ticket as far as which one was WRONG about IRAQ ???

come on - it is a simple question - which one was wrong about IRAQ - they had an opposite opinion - it should be easy - so which one was it ?? the top of your ticket or your foreign policy expert ???

SO LESS, YOU CAN ATTACK A WOMAN BUT DO YOU HAVE THE GUTS TO ANSWER A SIMPLE QUESTION ??


by the way (IN CASE YOU FORGOT) the answer has to be OBAMA or BIDEN - which one ??

Posted by: tojoley | August 30, 2008 7:14 PM

Willy - don't depress me. Are you inferring that Bush was elected by a nation of people who can't make sentences longer than three words ? Oh my God, the educational system has collapsed.

Posted by: aredee | August 30, 2008 7:11 PM

Hey BOBSTER,

At least Alaska has more people than Vermont, where the head of the DNC comes from. I guess size of state didn't matter when Dean was the libs favorite candidate in '04.

Posted by: Dave | August 30, 2008 7:11 PM

Willy is teaching us about demographics. :)

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 7:09 PM

The best comment yet was by a Fox News commentator upon hearing that Palin was to be a VP candidate- he stated "she does have international experience, doesn't Alask border on Russia" Well knuckledragging Republican friend I suppose it does if you stretch your imagination ! Wasn't you was it Willy, it seems to be about your level !
BTW - be a buddy and give us the reference where we can find the poll results which show Palin is the USA's most popular governor - if you can that is.

Posted by: aredee | August 30, 2008 7:08 PM

Hi Bobster, watch who you call stupid until you look in the mirror and then check you facts.

According to the facts, there are three states with less population than Alaska, ND, VT, and WY.

What the ---- difference does it make anyhow? Stupid is as stupid does, Bobster.

Posted by: Willy | August 30, 2008 7:08 PM

Willy makes a good point. He was "elected" twice. ;)

Posted by: Johna | August 30, 2008 7:06 PM

Some of you want to talk about the judgement of John McCain picking Gov.Palin and seem to forget about Obama's judgement to ignore the fact that Hillary Clinton brought in 18 million votes to the Democratic party yet still chose Biden for his running mate.McCain didn't choose Palin for Hillary voters. He chose her for party unity.I am voting McCain/Palin.
Great job McCain!!!
The woman(Hillary supporter) on the street in Denver said it best..The Democratic party keeps picking losers !!!

Posted by: Riverrat | August 30, 2008 7:04 PM

Quote: "I'm just tired of having a President who has made us the laughing stock of the World and who NOBODY can take seriously."

Whatever. Somebody re-elected him. Think on that!!

Posted by: Willy | August 30, 2008 7:03 PM

BOBSTER Alaska is a State?

Posted by: Johna | August 30, 2008 7:02 PM

Prop Joe Nice to see that someone has a sense of humor in this pointless and meaningless reality. ;)

Posted by: Johna | August 30, 2008 7:02 PM

Hey Willy!!!

You are really stupid and totaly uneducated moron. Alaska is the only state that bleongs to USA with population OF LESS THAN 1 PERSON PER SQUARE MILE. This state is bought just to irritate Russians faster and to give Russians easier acces to attack our land and reasons to acuse them of attacking us. Bottom line is, Alaska is the least important state with least people (670,000 people) and that governer has no experinece to wage it with the scale and magnitude of the whole country of USA. PLEASE STOP POSTING YOUR STUPID POSTS AND TRY EMPHASIZE ALASKA, GIVE ME A BREAK.

Posted by: BOBSTER | August 30, 2008 7:01 PM

those who wish to buy products made in the USA (a good idea, I think) can do so by going to www.johnmccain.com to buy a mccain/palin ball cap or t-shirt MADE IN THE USA

that way you can support an AMERICAN who is willing to work for a living while helping to elect an AMERICAN who cares more about people than fancy speeches - unlike his opponent who defends his beloved snail darter and partial birth abortions because he NOW loves liberalism more than people

you went way too far left obama - or where you always there ??? and biden ??? what a joke ! a partisan among partisans

GO MCCAIN/PALIN - the ticket that actually cares about humans (even the AMERICAN ones)

Posted by: tojoley | August 30, 2008 7:01 PM

Johna. Pension?? I ain't got one of those. And you come squatting on my land and I'll use the business end of a shotgun on you. It's legal where I come from.

Posted by: Willy | August 30, 2008 7:00 PM

No Willy I don't just "believe" what Barack says but I do listen to what he says and I am able to understand. He isn't limited to a three word maximum sentence length. I'm just tired of having a President who has made us the laughing stock of the World and who NOBODY can take seriously.

Posted by: aredee | August 30, 2008 7:00 PM

You people do realize shes not running for President don't you?

You're talking about what if's and touting a Presidential nominee with NO EXPERIENCE what so ever in the big leagues.

Barry is a snakeoil salesman.

And you all are buying it.

Posted by: A bridge in NYC | August 30, 2008 7:00 PM

Johna, stop. You're killing me.

I'm still cracking up over the "potato salad in ears" crack. Call John Stewart, he needs you on his team!

Posted by: Prop Joe | August 30, 2008 6:59 PM

All the democrats have to do: sit, wait and let them talk.

I'm sure that most evangelicals will understand. For the good of our country.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 6:58 PM

Quote: "But man, was she popular!"

And in my high school, back before fire, the guy who was not popular, dumb (so we thought), and unlikely to be dog catcher, became a multi-millionaire, and is loved by all.

So??

Posted by: Willy | August 30, 2008 6:58 PM

Barack Omana To Do List Sep 1, 2008

How to attack inexperienced young McCain VP pick without reminding all that I got less than she got?

How to ridicule the McCain VP pick fanatical religious beliefs without reminding all about my creepy racist hate speech church I belonged to for 20 years and Rev Wright?

How to pretend I'm still the hottest thing on a ticket this year?

How to tell that puffed up rambling old fool he's just embarrassing useless baggage now that makes my ticket look homelier and goofier than the senior flyboy's?

How to pretend I'm still the youngest fastest rising star in the universe?

How to top her basketball championship trophy?

Posted by: Barack Obama's Conscience | August 30, 2008 6:57 PM

tojoley wrote:

"what does a vice-president do" was a joke making fun of cheney and gore - and a good one two - criticize where you can but don't twist the facts

anyone with a brain knows that line was a darn good intentional joke, so

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okay, then what's the punchline for the "I don't know anything about Iraq."

Posted by: less | August 30, 2008 6:57 PM

Willy

If I have to live with it you have to live with it too. What you gonna do when the banks fail? When your pension becomes worthless? You better watch out Willy because I'm gonna come and take your stuff. :) You ass is going to have to learn how to share. I want me some of that stuff you got. Can I pitch a tent on your land or live in my car on your driveway? :)

BTW when did you stop rationing and decide to live like a pig like the rest of us?

Posted by: Johna | August 30, 2008 6:57 PM

You guys are so unfair... First off she makes a mean rice krispe treat.. and when I say mean I'm saying "Look out Putin". Two she knows how to fish people... yeah FISH.. Take that you elitist, oh education is so important democrats. Three and most importantly she has a vagina.

Now I know common sense will tell you more than half of the worlds population consists of this select trait but do these vagina's say I have the most oil in the US.. Very few vagina's can say this.. Even less wont talk back because they have just been nominated for the Vice Presidency of the United States 2 years from being major of a town in the middle of nowhere Alaska.

Posted by: eric | August 30, 2008 6:57 PM

Willy, I said you are an idiot already, please stop proving it !!!!!!!!! 9999 out of 10000 people in the US had NO idea who Palin was/is and probably still don't. They may tell you she's the most popular governor - please show us the poll which lead to this amazing result. The topic of experience is CRUCIAL - our very lives depend upon the decisions taken by the President and Vice President. Apparently McCain is prepared to accept someone he only met once - is this serious ? Time for the Geriatric Old Party to retire some of its members.

Posted by: aredee | August 30, 2008 6:55 PM

Quote: "We're not talking about the election of the President of a junior hockey club in downtown Anchorage. We've suffered 8 years of an idiot who can't put three words together and make a sentence. As Barack says, enough is enough."

You believe what Barack says? Well, there's another problem.
As for your statement about Anchorage, try turning that around for the no experience governors of Georgia, and Arkansas.
It works both ways.

Posted by: Willy | August 30, 2008 6:55 PM

She'll do fine, VP's don't actually do anything.

Posted by: Good for her | August 30, 2008 6:54 PM

WILLY says:

she is the most popular governor and probably public official in THE USA. That has nothing to do with population and all to do with the entire country. The population of Alaska has nothing to do with it. BTW, there are several (three) states with less population than Alaska, and several territories and Washington DC. So???

---------------------------

Back in the day, my high school homecoming queen was the MOST POPULAR person at Seneca Valley High School. She also lost the election for class president the same year. Didn't mean she wasn't a nice person - it's just that most of us didn't agree with her campaign policy of eliminating free time after 2nd period classes in lieu of longer lunch. But man, was she popular!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 6:54 PM

Well, I could not vote for Obumma since he is a Mooooslim. So now I will vote for Sarah and John. Not much sense to allow a dumocrat in office.

Posted by: Joe Bloise | August 30, 2008 6:53 PM

Barack Hussein Obama does not have enough experience to run this country.

Palin is not running for President.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 6:52 PM

Johna, another STUPID statement by you. Don't try putting the blame on my generation who went through rationing of gas, tires, aluminum, sugar, etc. and survived pulling together.
Put the blame right square where it belongs. On yourself, and your generation, who wanted to start at the top, have it all, keep up with the Jonses, no matter whether you could afford it or not. Live on credit. It all comes back to haunt you. The exodus of jobs to China and Mexico, etc, have all to do with people like you who continued to buy on the cheap, no matter where it was made. Live with it!!

Posted by: Willy | August 30, 2008 6:51 PM

Radio-Mom, With all due respect, we're talking about the election of someone to LEAD the most important military power in the West and decide when and where our troops must risk their lives. We're not talking about the election of the President of a junior hockey club in downtown Anchorage. We've suffered 8 years of an idiot who can't put three words together and make a sentence. As Barack says, enough is enough.

Posted by: aredee | August 30, 2008 6:49 PM

"what does a vice-president do" was a joke making fun of cheney and gore - and a good one two - criticize where you can but don't twist the facts

anyone with a brain knows that line was a darn good intentional joke, so to all of you who didn't know that - you are lacking both a cerebrum and a sense of humor (you will not know you've been insulted because you probably do not know what a cerebrum is)

bottom line is the democratic faithful hate this pick much much MUCH more than the republicans do - that tells you right there it was brilliant !!!!!

way to go John !!!

we now know who is really for change (and cares about people) and who is stuck in the past protecting snail darters and partial birth abortions

Posted by: tojoley | August 30, 2008 6:48 PM

LH WROTE:

Listen to Palin laugh and giggle as a fellow GOP congresswoman from her hometown, a CANCER SURVIVOR, is ridiculed as being "a cancer" by a radio show host. And yes, Palin knew about her illness.

Is this is the kind of woman you want a heart beat away from the presidency of the United States?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKkydrUnBZE&eurl=http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/8/30/82113/4808/746/579971

That's Palin's character and integrity for you.

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Palin's only giggling about the cancer survivor and reference to cancer, it's the dee jays who make the *itch reference.

Posted by: oxy | August 30, 2008 6:48 PM

"Why nearly 115,000 people voted for her to make her Governor!"


Considerably more will be voting for her to be your next VP.

Posted by: BooHoo | August 30, 2008 6:47 PM

aredee, get serious yourself, and read up. The book and article say that she is the most popular governor and probably public official in THE USA. That has nothing to do with population and all to do with the entire country. The population of Alaska has nothing to do with it. BTW, there are several (three) states with less population than Alaska, and several territories and Washington DC. So???

Read up.

Posted by: Willy | August 30, 2008 6:46 PM

Why nearly 115,000 people voted for her to make her Governor!

Posted by: RadioMom | August 30, 2008 6:44 PM

Willy

Well I'm temporarily retired now too as I am collecting unemployment because your generation has left everything in the toilet for us to clean up. How I enjoy having the American dollar be worth less than a Canadian dollar. :) Hope you never have to ask me and my generation for any help in your old age because we'll all be too poor to drag your ass out of a burning building or pay for your health care costs. It will be the euthanasia clinic for you. ;)

Posted by: Johna | August 30, 2008 6:44 PM

Willy - explain to me how your Republican oil giants are going to make a profit if everybody cuts back on gas use ? Not being a traitor to the cause are you ?

Posted by: aredee | August 30, 2008 6:43 PM

Quote: "Is this is the kind of woman you want a heart beat away from the presidency of the United States?"

Definitely!!

Posted by: Willy | August 30, 2008 6:41 PM

Willy - you're an idiot. Yes Palin is the governor of Alaska but the total population of Alaska is only about that of a medium sized American town. So in fact she's more or less jsu the equivalent of a mayor. Can you seriously accept someone with that background to face up to people like Bin Laden, Putin , etc, etc. in the event that McCain be obliged to cede his presidential place. Get serious, this isn't a Disney movie, it's real world politics. The lady my be nice but she's in no way shape or form qualified for the task before her.

Posted by: aredee | August 30, 2008 6:40 PM

1) Why would McCain choose Palin over other more qualified and older women like Olympia Snowe or Kay Baily Hutchison or Linda Lingle?

Because she's compatible with McCain's idea of reform - especially the reform of the Democratic-led 13% approval Congress. She took on the GOB's in her own party and won. She's phasing in a reduction of earmarks. (Note: she hasn't eliminated them but has reduced them). She is a complete DC outsider unlike Obama/Biden (or McCain for that matter). Unlike the other ticket she is very open about her resources and where she gets them. Obama's financial past is a murky disgrace in comparison.

Posted by: ReginaldL | August 30, 2008 6:38 PM

coldcomfort: The energy crisis??

Take it from someone who spent his entire life in the oil industry. The crisis exists in the users. Demand alternative energy, drive only energy saving cars, use public transportation, make your home energy saving, instead of following the energy czars around like lemmings and the crisis will solved within a year.

Posted by: Willy | August 30, 2008 6:38 PM

coldcomfort you have not been keeping up with current events !

we need to be WILLING to drill to keep the oil speculators from manipulating the markets

as long as they know we are unwilling to drill the resources we have , they know they can make a killing in oil futures

it is these speculators that have driven up the price of oil so much in under two years (while dems controlled both senate and house of representatives)

that is literally taking food off the table of people who actually work for a living

it is driving up the price of oil and food

mccain is not saying drilling is the only way - he is saying it is part of the way

meanwhile the democrats including obama are the hypocrites because their rich contributors are investing in these oil futures themselves and making a killing while they watch idly by as working parents struggle beyound their breaking points

obama is literally cold hearted on this issue all because he does not want to change 20 years of failed energy policies just to keep his ultra-left policy people happy - how is he going to create jobs if he will not even allow us to drill for our own oil ??

who cares if it is a temporary fix ?? at least it helps struggling families now !!!

oh i get it, you hope working families fail to make ends meet so badly that they will end up on obama's welfare expansion and be permanently at the mercy of democratic liberalism for perpetuity

well, we will certainly need welfare expansion if obama is elected

because OBAMA IS CLEARLY TOO HEARTLESS to help working families NOW


YEAH - I SAID IT - OBAMA CARES MORE ABOUT SNAIL DARTERS THAN PEOPLE - I USED TO THINK HE CARED - HE ONLY CARES ABOUT PROTECTING LIBERALISM NOW

GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT AND KEEP UP WITH CURRENT EVENTS OR STOP SHOWING YOUR IGNORANCE - you are embarrassing yourself

Posted by: tojoley | August 30, 2008 6:38 PM

Gee isn't it cool that I can totally lie about my religious beliefs and the Trinity Church and my racist, hate speech ranting pastor there who was my mentor for 20 years there, and get away with it?

I mean all I have to do is say I didn't know he was preaching that kind of stuff and quit the church and everyone drops the subject even though no one really believes me!

Meanwhile, my friends in the media and my supporters are having fun piling on this Palin woman's religion as if her beliefs were crazier than my anti-white "black liberation theology" church and its conspiracy theories!

That's rich! Like me rolling in the dough my donor base of suckers scrimp and save to send me! Ha ha!

Posted by: Barack Obama's Conscience | August 30, 2008 6:38 PM

I'm hearing allegations that John McCain exchanged classified information for medical care while he was a POW. This is pretty serious stuff, and given the brouhaha over John Kerry's Swift boat service, it needs to be thoroughly and quickly investigated.

I'm reluctant to question anybody's behavior while a POW. I myself saw combat in Vietnam and can't imagine what I would have done if captured. This needs to be straightened out.


Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 6:38 PM

That money probably came from big oil, don't kid yourselves. These two can't pick your pockets fast enough and give it to the oil companies, they'e made that clear.

Now these two clowns are marketing themselves as being agents of "change" and "reform"? Too funny. Only a moron would believe it.

Listen to Palin laugh and giggle as a fellow GOP congresswoman from her hometown, a CANCER SURVIVOR, is ridiculed as being "a cancer" by a radio show host. And yes, Palin knew about her illness.

Is this is the kind of woman you want a heart beat away from the presidency of the United States?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKkydrUnBZE&eurl=http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/8/30/82113/4808/746/579971

That's Palin's character and integrity for you. Right there.

Posted by: LH | August 30, 2008 6:38 PM

Willy wrote:

She is the most popular governor in the nation, and you libs knock her. Go hunt for Hillary!
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Libs are knocking her because she flat out said,

1. "I don't know much about Iraq."

2. "What does the VP do anyway?"

3. And indirectly, "Hey, if your Uncle rapes you, and you become pregnant, you're having that baby."

4. "Hillary Clinton is a whiner" (oh, wait, she's giving Hillary props now).

Posted by: dixie | August 30, 2008 6:35 PM

Palin and McCain are making a big deal about her stopping the "Bridge to Nowhere." Below is the current Wikipedia description. Yesterday, however, the Wikipedia report included reference to payment of $1200 to every citizen in Alaska. In other words, Palin didn't return the money from US taxpayers, she used it to bribe her voters. Claiming she stopped the "Bridge" is very misleading. She didn't return the money. I don't see how this could be legal. If US tax payers (via congress) authorized a bridge that was never built shouldn't the money have been returned to the US Treasury instead of going to cash payment of Alaskans?

"Palin initially expressed support for the Gravina Island Bridge project,[48] commonly known outside the state as the "Bridge to Nowhere." However, once it had become a nationwide symbol of wasteful earmark spending and some federal funding was lost, Palin cancelled the bridge because Alaska's congressional delegation was unable to prevent the state of Alaska from having to pay for part of the bridge's construction.[24][49] Alaska still kept the federal money."

Posted by: TimJK | August 30, 2008 6:34 PM

Quote: "By the way, I'd out work you any day. Barefoot or shoed!"

I'm beginning to like you Johna, in spite of myself. You are right, both parties suck.

As far as outworking me, I don't have to anymore. Retired, able health wise and financially to travel, healthy, own my home, car, and 36 acres.

Shows what hard work and living according to my means will do.

Posted by: Willy | August 30, 2008 6:32 PM

I Smell sour grapes from the rock star followers!!!

Great pick John McCain!!!

Posted by: Squirt me some tears | August 30, 2008 6:32 PM

Stiff? You want stiff? Yoiu should see McCain in a gay bar. :)

Posted by: Johna | August 30, 2008 6:30 PM

wolf

Yes! McCain and Bankruptcy that's what we need for America. God bless you.

Posted by: Johna | August 30, 2008 6:27 PM

Quote: "I'm watching John McCain on MSNBC holding a rally in PA. He looks so stiff, so awkward with Sarah Palin. I guess I would to with someone I only met once."

McCain comes across as stiff anyhow. He only met once. So what?? In the past, not only did the president not meet his VP, but in many instances, could not stand them.

What is going on here. She is the most popular governor in the nation, and you libs knock her. Go hunt for Hillary!

Posted by: Willy | August 30, 2008 6:27 PM

Man, McCain's reading the SAME index cards as yesterday in introducing Palin. Guess I'd do the same for a stranger.

Oh, and now husband Taaad's credentials...we met in high school...he's a dog racing champ...

"What does a Vice President, do?"

COME ON--had Obama said this...good lord, it's unthinkable.

Posted by: dixie | August 30, 2008 6:26 PM

Willy

Both parties suck. We can just end things quicker with McCain. We've had a good run. Let's just move on and let China take over for a while. We can't compete against a billion Chinese anyway. They own us because of neo-liberal and neo-conservative policies.

By the way, I'd out work you any day. Barefoot or shoed!

Posted by: Johna | August 30, 2008 6:25 PM

On the one hand, you have an experienced McCain, who bankrupted his campaign last year vs the 'inexperienced Obama, who's fund-raising efforts have broken just about every previous record - from the amount of donors to the amount of money; And whose campaign has always stayed within budget.

You have McCain who was wrong about Iraq vs Obama, who spoke out against it.

You have McCain passing over more qualified Republicans for Palin, while Obama picks one of the most qualified VPs.

I'm and Independent. I used to support McCain back in 2000. Now, he scares me. This isn't a game. We need someone who will do what they are saying - and right now, the only side that is proving this courage of conviction - are the Dems.

Posted by: wolf | August 30, 2008 6:24 PM

It ALL boils down to this:
Regarding Alaska's governor:

Quote: "She is now the most popular governor in America, with an approval rating in the 90s, and probably the most popular public official in any state."

She must be doing something right, hmmmmm??

Posted by: Willy | August 30, 2008 6:21 PM

LET'S FACE IT, the biggest problem facing America and the civilized world is the energy crisis (along with climate change). It's a crisis not only because of high prices, but also it leaves us beholding to places like Russia and the Middle East.

What is it that swiftboater T. Boone Pickens say, "All our oil reserves still leaves us 83% (?) short of what we use. . . . We can drill-drill-drill but we can't drill our way out of this problem." --- AND HE'S RIGHT.

The answer is cheap sources of energy, and renewables are by far and away the best and cheapest way to go. . . . . . . The problem is T. Boone and his fellow Republicans want to slow us down. 20% renewables in ten years doesn't cut the mustard.

It should be no surprise to no one that the Republicans are into Big Oil lock, stock, and barrel after barrel after barrel. . . . . . . . With the choice of Palin, McCain has signaled not only does he intend to let the Christian radicals of the Republican Party use their "MORAL AUTHORITY" to control your private life, but also he has signaled to Big Oil that they're in the money.

With all John McCain's emphasis on experience, why then is he talking to us Americans out of both sides of his mouth?

Posted by: Coldcomfort | August 30, 2008 6:19 PM

I'm watching John McCain on MSNBC holding a rally in PA. He looks so stiff, so awkward with Sarah Palin. I guess I would to with someone I only met once.

zzzzzzzzz

Posted by: dixie | August 30, 2008 6:19 PM

Quote: "I can't wait for the next four years. I was told that I can keep collecting unemployment as long as there are no jobs available that pay a competitive wage to that of my previous job in the high-tech industry. :):

Johna, you reap just what you deserve and sow.
While you are at it, blame the democrats for your no job status.
The country was in good shape when the Republicans were in power all through the Clinton administration. Look what happened when the Democrats went into power. Can you say "downhill, again".

Posted by: Willy | August 30, 2008 6:18 PM

tojoley the new democrat playbook requires that Obama play the retard card.

Posted by: Johna | August 30, 2008 6:15 PM

BOBSTER Thank you. You are a great inspiration to me. Together we will end this business of country, god and politics and get on with life. Retards or not. God bless you. Although, I am not a retard I do aspire to be one and Palin and her family is also a great inspiration to me. Thanks you for understanding

Posted by: Johna | August 30, 2008 6:13 PM

the democratic playbook is out the window and they are writing a new one fast and doing a terrible job

here we go - you can't pick her she has no experience - and YOUR CANDIDATE HAD ZERO>ZERO>ZERO>ZERO EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE OR FOREIGN POLICY EXPERIENCE SO THE DEMOCRATIC PREZ CANDIDATE HAS LESS EXPERIENCE THAN THE REPUBLICAN VP CANDIDATE

so try this - YOU PICKED HER JUST BECAUSE SHE IS A WOMAN - WELL AT LEAST THE REPUBLICANS HAD THE NERVE TO PUT A WOMAN SOMEWHERE ON THE TICKET


NOW THIS SHOWDOWN WHICH WAS ALWAYS A COIN TOSS THAT THE DEMS PLANNED TO WIN WITH MONEY

NOW THIS SHOWDOWN IS NOT ABOUT

TYING MCCAIN TO BUSH - DOESN'T WORK ANYMORE

IT IS NOT ABOUT MAKING HISTORY - DOESN'T WORK ANYMORE

IT IS NOT ABOUT EXPERIENCE OR LOOKING GOOD

ALL OF A SUDDEN THE RACE IS ABOUT POLICY - THE WAY IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE

AND THE DEMOCRATS ARE SCARED AS HELL BECAUSE OBAMA HAS BEEN RUNNING TO THE LEFT EVER SINCE HE WON THE NOMINATION

THE DEMOCRATS ARE SCARED AND THEY SHOULD BE BECAUSE NOW THEY HAVE TO RUN ON THEIR OLD GUARD POLICIES - TAX AND SPEND, LATE TERM ABORTIONS WITHOUT PARENTAL CONSENT AND ON AND ON

THE DEMOCRATS HAD A CHANCE TO BE ABOUT CHANGE AND NOW THEY ARE SAME OLD SAME OLD POLICIES THAT HAVE ALREADY TRIED AND FAILED

NOW OBAMA HAS TO RUN ON THE CLINTON LEGACY

HOW IRONIC IS THAT ?

I LIKE OBAMA A LOT

BUT I DO NOT LIKE PARTISANSHIP AND BY PICKING BIDEN HE WENT AGAINST CHANGE AND WENT WITH THE MOST PARTISAN OF THE ARROGANT SENATORS HE COULD FIND

BICKERING BIDEN

LET'S SEE HOW MANY HUNTERS WHO ACTUALLY WORK FOR A LIVING ARE GOING TO BE VOTING FOR OBAMA NOW

SO SCARED ARE THESE DEMOCRATS

YOU SHOULD BE

TWO CANDIDATES RAN ON CHANGE

ONE ABANDONED THAT WITH HIS VP PICK AND THE OTHER EMBRACED IT WITH HIS VP PICK

YOU WANT CHANGE

YOU ONLY HAVE ONE CHOICE NOW

MCCAIN PALIN

Posted by: tojoley | August 30, 2008 6:11 PM

PUMA is a new kind of retard. :) Part of Palin's army. :)

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 6:10 PM

There was one comment way down in the list that has Palin passing her daughter's baby off as her own. If you see a picture of her before the birth, that lady was PREGNANT. So I hope that rumor goes nowhere. Sarah Palin just got done approving a gas pipeline. She defeated a sitting Republican governor (to be fair, Murkowski was so hated he was running ads promising to learn from his mistakes at the end) and defeated a very popular Democratic former governor who had had to leave office only due to term limits. She has an investigation of possible scandal going on now with which she has cooperated fully and has herself released (unlike Kerry's Naval records) damaging information (a phone call clearly out of line made by an aide, since suspended by her) to the press on her own. Prior to her run for governor she filed formal ethics complaints against the Attorney General and also the chair of her party. Obama, meanwhile regularly ducked controversy. I hope to vote for her in November.

Posted by: lemonfemale | August 30, 2008 6:09 PM

自治州会理县交界处发生 级地 据民政部消息

Learn to speak it people. America is weak and dying. China owns us! ha ha ha Vote McCain/Palin!

Posted by: Johna | August 30, 2008 6:08 PM

Looks like you're getting trolled by the whiney Obamabots, Matthew. They can't comment on your story, so they are instead in full smear mode, as we've seen all year. Oh, and incidentally, that money bounce wasn't just from conservative voters. I'm a PUMA, and right after his announcement I went right to his site and donated some money. McCain showed that he's going to actually do something old-fashioned - ask me for my vote. The Obama crowd thinks the way to get it is to bully, intimidate, smear, and scream their heads off. Ah, well, the children will go back to their coloring books after November.

Posted by: CognitiveDissonance | August 30, 2008 6:06 PM

The world is surely laughing at us. Just imagine that screeching voice saying, "Well, hello there Mr. Putin, yup, yup, I'm just a hachkey maam, glad to meechchya!"

The world laughs.

Posted by: megan | August 30, 2008 6:06 PM

Johna!!!

It sounds to me that you are mocking yourself. Obviusly you are dissabled person (Retard). You don't wanna help, really??? Mission Accomplished!!!

Posted by: BOBSTER | August 30, 2008 6:05 PM

Yikes! The Phony Smear Tactics of the empty
suit Messiah Barack Hussein Obama and old
senile motor mouth Joe Biden and their 2700
Paid Obamafools Posters has already been
backfiring against them,for trying to SMEAR
popular AK Gov Sarah Palin and John McCain.

You bet John McCain picked a woman for his
Vice Presidential Partner that many of us,
including this woman Independent Voter, can
identify with us and who already see as being one of us "common people" and not a
phony lying empty suit mean spirited nasty
gutter politics Liberal Obama Democrat
Elitist and Rich Old Guard Establshment
Loser Like Democratic Party Leaders Messiah
Barack Hussein Obama,Joe Biden,Madame Nancy
Pelosi,Hopeless Harry Reid,Windsurfer John
and 57 Variety Heniz Catsup Theresa Kerry,
or old drunken Teddy Kennedy and Howard Dean or hateful racist Michelle Obama, and
that means Your Big Smear Against AK Gov
Sarah Palin by You Obamabots and the DNC
has failed and our response is even further
financial support for the McCain/Palin Team. So keep it up Barack Hussein Obama you dirty lowlife Chicago Gutter Politics
Thug and watch your own poll numbers tank
and your ultimate Defeat Come Election Day.

And let me add that we know Obama & Biden
& Howard Dean are using phony female impersonator posters on this blog so your
busted you Obama Smear Artists! Obama has
lost the election already due to your smear
tactics against Gov Sarah Palin now then.

McCain/Palin 2008!

Posted by: Claudine 1000 | August 30, 2008 6:03 PM

Wee - Willy - Winkle

Neo-conservativism is all about selling the country off to the highest bidder. Lets continue to lower the value of the dollar with deficit spending and undermind our labor force by outsourcing and using cheap immigrant labor. America is over. This has been the plan all along suckers! ha ha ha

Lets have four years of McCain! Bring it on and let's all enjoy the spectacle. :)

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 6:03 PM

MEGAN:

YOU fool, vote the issues dummy, not the person, if you were or are a real dem, McCain is against everything you believe in, but because you're mad Hillary didn't win, you'll vote for McCain, you'll be mad at McCain 12 months into his presidency...

But you know what, we don't want you anyway since you are soooo gullible...VOTE MCCAIN, you NUT.

Posted by: Scott | August 30, 2008 6:03 PM

So I guess John McCain doesn't actually care about experience. He's just a pathological liar cynically pushing that argument for political gain.

Posted by: Steve Charb | August 30, 2008 6:00 PM

Wow, a bunch of the expecetd commentary from the right wing evangelical extremists. "Palin is one of us.." How enlightening. So, you support leaving large debts to our children, and using your role in office to get your ex-brother-in-law fired becuase he and your sister split up.

Those are your family values? This is why you people should be less than non-entities.

I am a CONSERVATIVE. I buy what I can pay for and nothing else. I save for the future. I don't have lots of children and expect the state to subsidize them. I mind my own business and make my own choices about what is right for my family, and don;t let my neighbor like Palin do it.

You people are self-righteous dictators who only support individual choice if that choice is the same as yours.

And taking a hit on Biden as if he didn't go grocery shopping? Or Obama? Are you fricken out of your minds? BOTH of them are more like the average Joe than Palin is, and John McCain.

Posted by: TortFeezer | August 30, 2008 5:58 PM

SARAH PLAIN MUST BE NAIVE AND GFULLIBLE IF SHE THINKS THAT KARL ROVE PICKED HER BECAUSE SHE WAS THE RIGHT PERSON FOR VICE PRESIDENT!

KARL ROVE IS SO ARROGANT AS INDICATED DURING HIS PREVIOUS NEOCONS CAMPAIGNS THAT HE THINKS THAT HILLARY WOMEN SUPPORTERS WILL BE SELLING THEIR PARTY PRINCIPLES IN FAVOUR OF A BEAUTY QUEEN JUST BECAUSE HILLARY WASNT PICKED AS VP!

KARL ROVE IS HOPING TO BE SUCCESSFUL BY INSULTING MILLIONS OF AMERICAN WOMEN! I WILL NOT BE SURPRISED THAT CERTAIN REPUBLICANS ARE FURIOUS WITH HIS CHOICE THAT IS SO IMMATURE!

LET ME LEAVE YOU WITH THIS QUESTION, WOULD YOU TRUST SARAH PALIN AS A COMMANDER IN CHIEF, IF ANYTHING HAPPENS TO A 71 YEARS OLD PRESIDENT?

Posted by: NOURI | August 30, 2008 5:57 PM

While fully qualified to be President, Palin is the result of McCain's known pandering to his base, not as the result of any particular skill.

The world is very dangerous now with the US being involved in two wars. I will feel much better with a 36 year senior senator as President of the Senate as opposed to a PTA mom when that 3AM call comes placing Congress in emergency session.

Posted by: Maddogg | August 30, 2008 5:56 PM

BOBSTER I dont want to help

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 5:55 PM

AS THE SAYING GOES MAN PROPOSES AND GOD DISPOSES. THAT HAS HAPPENED TO OBAMA AMD DEMS. THEY PLAYED NAKED SEXISM AND GENDER GAME TO SNUB HILLARY BY FAR THE BEST CANDIDATE AND MCCAIN SHOOK THEIR BEING BY HAVING A FEMALE VP NOT AT ALL EXPECTED FROM GOP. DEMS KEEP DRUMING ABOUT RIGHTS OF WOMEN BUT LACK ACTION. MCCAIN PROVED BY ACTION. PALIN HAS BETTER EXPERIENCE THAN OBAMA BEING AT THE HELM OBAMA WAS JUST SITING ON THE SIDE WALK LOOKING AT FAST TRAFIC. THERE ARE STILL ENOUGH WOMEN IN AMERICA WHO THINK OF PROGRESS OF WOMEN FIRST AND POLITICS LATER.
MCCAIN HAS KILLED DEMS WITH THEIR OWN WEAPON. THERE WILL ENOUGH HILLARY WOMEN CROSSING OVER TO PALIN THAN VOTING FOR THE WIND BAGS.
I AM A DEMOCRAT VOTING FOR MCCAIN AND I WILL PUT ALL MY BETS ON MCCAIN/PALIN
THE HARD NOSED DEM ELDERS WILL WAKE UP ON NOVEMBER 5TH TO REAP THE CROP FROM THE SEEDS THEY HAD SOWN . TALK BUT NO ACTION.
bhagwan deol losangeles

Posted by: bhagwan deol | August 30, 2008 5:54 PM

McCains choice of Palin will definitely get him the retard vote in Utah and in the South. Oh ya and in Texas.

I can't wait for the next four years. I was told that I can keep collecting unemployment as long as there are no jobs available that pay a competitive wage to that of my previous job in the high-tech industry. :)

Posted by: Johna | August 30, 2008 5:54 PM

Throw my name in the hat. I'm a PTA parent, have 4 kids, am a soccer mom and think I'm qualified to be the VP and have no other substantial experience. How can I throw my name in the ring?

Posted by: PresdentialContender2 | August 30, 2008 5:53 PM

Hey Johna!!!

Whatever i sound to you, fascist or not, you need to stay within a subject. Oh and you said you are American, so far you have thretened us with Chinese ocupation or something like that. I don;t give a crap what you are and I don't stop in front of you and your Chinese. All I can say, this land went thru a lot of crap in last 16 years and it's time for change. Your insults on Sarah Palin are irrelevant and not helping at all.

Posted by: BOBSTER | August 30, 2008 5:53 PM

Are you fools really for McCain???? You don't have to vote for Obama, but McCain, do you guys really thinks things will change? Oh, you guys like war, ones YOU personally don't have to fight, you like high gas prices, and record deficits....as long as the blacks and browns suffer too....you fools...

After the RNC, you'll be sorry about the Palin pick...

the media, the dems, even the rednecks, racists, and envangels....will question her corruption...

Posted by: Scott | August 30, 2008 5:52 PM

You could have fooled me. If you think McCain will "bankrupt" the country but you will vote for him still, I shake my head.
Number l, the administrative branch has nothing to do with laws, they make the budget, but the legislative branch passes the laws and approves of the budget. Gripe to your representatives for the shape the world is in. While you are at it, gripe at Wal-Mart and the like for the loss of the manufacture of good to China, and Bill Clinton for the passing of the NAFTA laws that favor Mexico. Yes, we are on the downhill run, but the presidents have little to do with it. Stop electing those idiots, insist on term limits, and a viable third party wouldn't be a bad thing either.

Posted by: Willy | August 30, 2008 5:51 PM

Not only has McCain picked an excellent VP, Sarah Palin is "one of us". She had done her own grocery shopping, raised kids, held a job, and has a good grasp on a balance between conservation and economics. Palin is our positive "reality check".

Old insider, Joe Biden is not change, he's the same old policies that our young voters oppose. Obama has never held a regular job in the real world. He's best described as a product of the Chicago political machine. Obama's mansion is the poster for who he really is and how he acquired it on his "salary" is questionable.

Women need a voice at the highest level of our government and this is our chance to make our country a home again for the people. Men need to know that the Vice President will be there in their best interest.

The followers of Obama who blindly follow him need to stop and reflect on the hollow words of Obama. Fireworks, speeches, slogans will not substitute for substance. You can rant on all you want to about "Change" This is change that will work for the betterment of our people.

McCain is not Bush and Palin is one of the most respected Governors in the country. If I hear the "one heartbeat" cliche' again, think it through, it's a door that can swing both ways for either party and I don't know one person who's "dropped dead" immediately when a cancer was found. Biden has had two strokes, factor that in if this is what you dwell on. McCain's experience is what we need in this dangerous world.

Finally, the youth of our country have a solid ticket to vote for in November.

Linda - Oregon

Posted by: Linda - Oregon | August 30, 2008 5:47 PM

***************************
Obama and his ilk of 100% phonies appeal to low-IQ culties who crave to be deceived by demagogues ... the thicker the lie, the more they lap it up. It's pathological. It's liberalism.

Posted by: Jor | August 30, 2008 3:56 PM

****************************
Sounds like the last 8 years to me.
(except for the liberalism, of course)

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 5:47 PM

Palin is nothing more than an inexperienced creationist cheerleader.


"Dermot Cole, a longtime columnist for Alaska's second largest newspaper, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, called McCain's choice of Palin "reckless" and questioned her credentials. "Sarah Palin's chief qualification for being elected governor was that she was not Frank Murkowski," Cole said of her enormously unpopular predecessor, who lost favor with Alaskans in part because of unpopular budget cuts. "She was not elected because she was a conservative. She was not elected because of her grasp of issues or because of her track record as the mayor of Wasilla."

Full story here:
http://www.newsminer.com/news/2008/aug/29/palin-vice-presidential-candidacy-raises-eyebrows-/
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Posted by: Bush + Cheney = McCain | August 30, 2008 5:47 PM

Bash the Palin decision, bash McCain harder. Choosing Palin, somebody with ABSOLUTELY ZERO foreign or economic knowledge and experience, to be a heartbeat away from being President of the United States, shows that all McCain doesn't actually care about experience or judgment.

Two years of statewide experience in a state of 700,000 people and four years as mayor of a town of 9,000 people does not qualify anybody to be Vice President of the United States of America.

If, God forbid, these clowns get elected, McCain will drop over dead within months and the country will be in the hands of a complete airhead. She doesn't even have a position on Iraq! How the hell can you not have a position on Iraq?!? I'M more qualified than Sarah Palin to be VP.

Posted by: Steve Charb | August 30, 2008 5:46 PM

John McCain was traitor during the Vietnam War by giving information to the North Vietnamese that cost the lives of Americans.
story: http://www.vietnamveteransagainstjohnmccain.com/cin_hopper_video2.htm

John McCain should have been charged with treason after being released in 1973. This man is a liar and his history proves it.

story:http://educate-yourself.org/cn/earlhopperinterview08feb08.shtml
story: http://www.wakeupfromyourslumber.com/node/6065

Posted by: george33 | August 30, 2008 5:46 PM

Quote: "Alaska is so far the worst state in anything."

OMG, you had better look up the facts before posting such drivel. LOL

Posted by: Willy | August 30, 2008 5:40 PM


REPLY: FACTS ALREADY CHECKED, IT'S NOT A STATE WHERE YOU WANNA LIVE OR ANYBODY ELSE. IT'S A WASTELAND. I WOULD TURN IT INTO NUCLEAR DUMP IT'S NOT FOR LIVING AT ALL. WE BOUGHT IT JUST TO BE CLOSER TO RUSSIA.

Posted by: BOBSTER | August 30, 2008 5:44 PM

I think women and some other Hillary supporters are going to take a real close look at this ticket: this is from a Hillary supporter posted on the NY Times: "Senators Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, who were helped into office by pro-choice groups like Emily’s List but came out early to support Mr. Obama over Mrs. Clinton ..."
... if Obama goes down these two junior-senators may never make it to 2nd terms!

Posted by: Francisco Cardenas | August 30, 2008 5:44 PM

Willy I am 48 and I'm no liberal I voted for Bush twice and I intend to vote for McCain in this election. As I see it we have two choices the slow death of America with Obama/Bidden or a quick death of American with McCain/Palin. McCain is truly insane and will get us into a war with Iran and Russia and will also continue to bankrupt the country. Hope everyone can speak Chinese! America is over. :)

Posted by: Johna | August 30, 2008 5:42 PM

Quote: "Alaska is so far the worst state in anything."

OMG, you had better look up the facts before posting such drivel. LOL

Posted by: Willy | August 30, 2008 5:40 PM

I'm from Chicago neighborhoods and this place is a dump. In one of the slowest growing and poorest states in the country. Taxes are very high. You can't own handguns in the city yet people die by them daily. It's illegal to defend yourself with a firearm in your own home. This is a socialist state in bad shape and yet the idiots here keep voting the democrats in. I guess it's all the free handouts they get.

Posted by: southsider | August 30, 2008 5:38 PM

Hey anon. Population has nothing whatsoever to do with experience or intelligence for that matter. Take a look at some of the larger states and their output, and then the congressemen and women from the smaller states.

I don't see Obama as having fixed any of Illinois' problems or Hillary with New York's for that matter. Give me someone from the spaces, not that cesspool of Chicago anytime.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 5:37 PM

I am for Obama! Always have been, always will be.

Osama Hussein Obama

Posted by: Osama Bin Laden | August 30, 2008 5:35 PM


Obama is a self-serving gasbag with questionable allegiance. He is not trustworthy, having the support only of blacks, die-hard democrats, and youngsters who think he is cool.


Posted by: Jack The Ripper | August 30, 2008 5:34 PM

It pays to rememeber that unitl Obama made his two week tax payer trip to Europe he no international experience, staying at resorts in the Caribbean does not count. He selected Biden to offset this. Biden has issues in Delaware related to banking and creditcards. His sons are members of boards that he, Biden, enacts legislation for. Sure he takes the train everyday. That train ride costs about $500.00 a day and the taxpayers pick up the tab. While neither main candidate is any prince who doyou want for Pres a guy with 26 years worth or someone who got his from a travel brochure? You can bet that Hillary-Bill are livid over the Pulin pick and Obama and the Democrates will never hear the last of it if BO losses.

Posted by: K BLIT | August 30, 2008 5:33 PM

Johna, from the sound of it, you are not old enough to vote, but I am afraid that you are.
That statement is one of the worst yet. Leave it to a liberal. You need to receive mental help.

Post away with you freedom of speech, but wipe the drool off you mouth as you do.

Posted by: Willy | August 30, 2008 5:31 PM

Many people I know who have never been very "political" have now become truly energized by the Palin selection -- which they think is great!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 5:31 PM

How to get Palin to torpedo the GOP bid. Don't bash her. Just ask her two questions, asking her for a strict 'Yes/No' answer:

Moderator: Do you believe that the earth is only 7,000 years old?

Palin: Yes.

Moderator: Do you believe Global Warming is a myth?

Palin: Yes.

Check and mate.

Posted by: playa | August 30, 2008 3:01 PM

It just happens that a majority of Americans do not believe climate change is caused by man.

Keep living in fantasy land.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 5:29 PM

Bill Clinton had ZERO foreign policy experience, was 46 years old, had no Washington experience and was the governor of a backwater state ranking below the median average of the country in just about every measure. He didn't even bother to return after he left office.

So what was that about "reckless, dangerous, lack of experience" or will you naysayers put forth yet again another double standard in your quest for the "motherland and the proletariat"?

Wolverine

Posted by: Wolverine | August 30, 2008 5:29 PM

"Obama Who?"
"Oh yeah,the guy with the funny name."
"That's old news."


McCain/Palin 2008

Posted by: toketwice | August 30, 2008 5:28 PM

HEY WILLY!!!
Alaska is the biggest vastland and has 670,000 people. 670,00 people, any bigger city in continental USA has more people in one neighborhod that whole state of Alaska. FYI, Alaska is so far the worst state in anything. They have more alcoholics than whole USA and their taxes on alcohol are the higher from anybody. Her expirience as mayor; you gotta be kidding me; that town has less than 5000 people and you call that some experience. We can have a mayor in any wild city in Texas or Arizona and that mayor could be a high school drop out or even a felon. Obama has more experience in one Chicago neighborhod and is proven to be effective with pushing issues in Chicago neighborhoods. Sarah Palin is nobody, noooobody. Easy to manipulate and easy to scare.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 5:28 PM

Hey BOBSTER you sound like a typical fascist. I can have an opinion just like anyone else. If you don't share the same concerns as I do so be it, but you don't have to practice your gestapo tactics on me. I'm an American. God help you!

Posted by: Johna | August 30, 2008 5:19 PM

I expect that Americans will be stupefied by this woman, because we are basically naive about the world. When the world gets even more weird than she has made it, this baby machine with the machine gun will hide behind her sugar daddy, just like Cindy.

Do you really think the has the fortitude to take on the rest of the world?

Sure she does, the snowmobile cowgirl she is, just like the truck cab cowboy we've got now.

We HAVE to defeat these people and take back the country from them. Make no mistake about it. If we don't, they will have us in war after war, and America will go down, down and down!

Posted by: madman | August 30, 2008 5:18 PM

"WHERE DOES PALIN GET HER EXPERIENCE TO BE THE VICE PRESIDENT..."

You had better rethink that statement. Her experience in being a councilwoman, a mayor, and then governor of the largest state in the union, some of whose territory is only 55 miles from Russia, puts Obama's experience to shame. She has pushed through many improvements in her term, some over the blocking of the old members in her own party.
What is this big deal that the vice-president must be the greatest most knowledgble person in the world? Take a look at Obama, pitiful. Only in the last few decades has the vice-presidency made the least bit of difference. As Cactus Jack Garner, the vice-president under FDR, said, "the vice-presidency ain't worth a bucket of warm spit". Harry Truman did not even know there was such a thing as the atomic bomb when he was thrust into office. In the past vice-presidents were kept in the dark and didn't amount to a hill of beans.
Granted McCain might not make it through the first term, but neither did Kennedy or several others, and we have done alright.

But again, this VP choice puts the experience of the Democratic nominee to shame.

Posted by: Willy | August 30, 2008 5:18 PM

cfc Ron Paul would never endorse people with retarded dispositions or faulty genetic lines. Leave him out of this! If Palin wants to be VP she is going to have to earn it and prove to us that she can handle policy on the national level and not be distracted with her retarded children while doing so. God help us all.

Posted by: Johna | August 30, 2008 5:17 PM

Posted by: Johna | August 30, 2008 5:11 PM
My biggest worry is that, if she becomes VP, Palin will be so distracted with her retarded children shoving crayons up there noses and potato salad in their ears that it will keep her from doing the business of the country. I mean look at what has happended to the country with the retard that we have in office now. Can we really afford four more years?

REPLY: HEY DUMBASS, NOBODY NEEDS YOU INSULTING COMMENTS ON DISSABLED KIDS. WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM. THIS IS NOT NECESARY.

WASHINGTON POST: PLEASE REMOVE THIS IDOIT'S POSTINGS.

Posted by: BOBSTER | August 30, 2008 5:15 PM

ron paul needs to endorse mccain - palin.

palin is the most libertian leaning republican since ronald reagan.

Posted by: cfc | August 30, 2008 5:13 PM

To those of you who would accept the truth I will remind you of this: Biden had to withdraw his candidacy in 1988 because he was "outed" by the press as having plagerized several times. Contrast this with Palin's record of speaking truth to power and ousting members of her own party for corruption and cronyism. She has an 80 percent approval rating in her State which means she is popular among all segments of the population. As to experience: All the candidates running against Obama had a ton of experience compared to his meager resume, yet he won. The showdown at the O.K. Corral will be does Race and ultra liberalism trump experience, service to country, honesty, courage under fire and conservatism?

Posted by: Joe M | August 30, 2008 5:13 PM

Gov. Sarah Palin firmly put her foot in her mouth during her debut speech. She violated the first premise of operational security for military families. She announced to a world-wide audience her son’s specific unit, his MOS (military occupational specialty) and the specific dates of the unit’s deployment. This just is not done, ever. If I were the commander of that unit I would be screaming to the Pentagon to change the deployment and I would transfer that boy as far away from my unit as I could.

BTW, I am a military father and I did command an Air Force squadron during the Vietnam War.

Sarah Palin does not understand national security and she does not understand the needs of our great military.

Posted by: Loose Lips Sink Ships | August 30, 2008 5:13 PM

My biggest worry is that, if she becomes VP, Palin will be so distracted with her retarded children shoving crayons up there noses and potato salad in their ears that it will keep her from doing the business of the country. I mean look at what has happended to the country with the retard that we have in office now. Can we really afford four more years?

Posted by: Johna | August 30, 2008 5:11 PM

GOP grassroots on fire

I've been covering the GOP presidential race since November of 2006. In those many months — across many states — I have never seen a crowd with the energy that I witnessed yesterday at the Erwin Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio.

Yes, there was an inherent buzz owing to the pending veep announcement.

But even after the choice was proclaimed, the crowd seemed to become more jacked. And when Sarah Palin delivered, they seemed to instantly fall in love.

They were, if you will, fired up and ready to go.

And outside the arena, far from Dayton, the response I've gotten from Republican activists coast-to-coast has been one of almost joy. My e-mail in-box is bursting with enthusiasm from loyal GOPers who've been either glum, cynical or downright unhappy for the past two years.

This zeal is emphatically not matched by some Republican elites, who are casting a more pragmatic eye on the potential pitfalls of McCain tapping a running mate that neither he nor many other political types know.

But, heading into the GOP convention this coming week, rank-and-file members of the party have finally found something they've been casting about now for lo these many unhappy months: something to get excited about.


Posted by: cfc | August 30, 2008 5:10 PM

I read that Palin has only left the country once in her entire life - in order to go to Ireland. How is she supposed to know anything about foreign policy?

I'm concerned because I want a VP who knows about world policy, after McCain incorrectly said that Iran was training Al Queda. Shouldn't he know better when he claims that foreign policy is his strongest aspect?

Posted by: Matt | August 30, 2008 5:10 PM

"obama was hanging with radicals and terrorists".

Yes, that is exactly what children under age 10 like to do. I spent time in China when I was 12 - I suppose that makes me communist?

Posted by: Nikki | August 30, 2008 5:09 PM

Sarah Palin is an extreme right wing NEO NAZI who openly supported Buchannan who is a HOLOCAUST DENIER and praised Hitler "as a man of great courage". Palin never expressed her views about Israel.
In addition, she is an evangelical idiot who still believes the world is flat and that evolution is wrong.

Jewish associations are outraged
link:http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0808/Palin_on_Israel.html?showall

Posted by: jack | August 30, 2008 5:08 PM

Ron Paul could have been much better choice for republican party. They are dooming themselves every single day while Bush family is getting rich and rich and rich. To all republicans: see you back in congress and White House in about 32 years, that is how much you have backed yourself. Obama will pull the rug under McCain's feet in a heartbeat. Governer of Alaska, are you kidding me???

Posted by: BOBSTER | August 30, 2008 5:08 PM

Problem for the lefties is human caused "climate change" is a myth. Perhaps they will also attribute climate change on Mars to NASA's "SUVs" Spirit amd Opportunity.

"Carbon Footprint"??? Heck, you want an answer to climate change? Take a look towards that immense star at the center of the solar system, that is so powerful that it holds Earth in its orbit and blasts the planet with almost unfathomable amounts of energy.

Posted by: McTruth | August 30, 2008 5:05 PM

Obama will not be posting his campaign contributions until after McCain does that has been his way for the past few months. Once he sees McCains total he doubles what he reports. That is the strategy I have been noticing for the past few months.

Obama is spending money like sh-t through a goose to win this election. Makes you wonder how high he will raise everyones taxes should he be elected. Fiscal Responsibility I think not. Not if the way he is spending money now is any reflection of what he will spend if he gets in office. Feel that sucking on your wallet? It is not Bush and the war it is the Democrats and Obama and you want more of the same. LOL

Posted by: Jace | August 30, 2008 5:05 PM

Sarah Palin is an extreme right wing NEO NAZI who openly supported Buchannan who is a HOLOCAUST DENIER and praised Hitler "as a man of great courage". Palin never expressed her views about Israel.
In addition, she is an evangelical idiot who still believes the world is flat and that evolution is wrong.

Jewish associations are outraged
link:http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0808/Palin_on_Israel.html?showall

Posted by: jack | August 30, 2008 5:04 PM

ALASKA!!!! BIG DEAL!!! ONE CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOD HAS MORE PEOPLE THAN WHOLE STATE OF ALASKA (IS IT STATE?). WHERE DOES PALIN GET HER EXPERIENCE TO BE THE VICE PRESIDENT, OR IF McCAIN DIES IN OFFICE FROM HIS OLD AGE, HOW THE HELL SHE IS GONNA RUN THIS COUNTRY. OOOOH WAIT, GEORGE W BUSH WILL BE RUNNING THIS COUNTRY ALL THE TIME ANYWAY, DUH, NOW I KNOW WHY WE CALL HIM McSAME!!!!

Posted by: BOBSTER | August 30, 2008 5:03 PM

Rich conservatives come out of their rat holes to try and maintain power.

Posted by: Paul Nolan | August 30, 2008 5:03 PM

Posted by: N | August 30, 2008 5:03 PM

Last 7 years
GOP started WAR based on lies, we spend over 800 billion dollars, we still paying 12 a billion a month.
GOP deregulated the Banking industry, we got the Mortgage mess, and the no confidence in the financial sectors.
GOP deregulated the trading of the OIL(Enron loophole) we got the 4.00 a gallon.
Inflation at all time high.
and you still want 4 more years of this mess.
Good luck

Posted by: Tony | August 30, 2008 5:02 PM

Sarah Palin is a extreme right wing neo-nazis who openly supported Buchannan who is a Holocaust denier and praised Hitler "as a man of great courage". Palin never expressed her views about Israel.
In addition, she is an evangelical idiot who still believes the world is flat and that evolution is wrong.

Jewish associations are outraged
link:http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0808/Palin_on_Israel.html?showall

Posted by: jack | August 30, 2008 5:01 PM

"Senator Biden abandoned Scranton when he was only 10 years old..."

Seriously, you think ABANDON is the right word to pply to a 10-year-old laving the city, as if he began political calculations that early???

"Wern't they just nobody governors of their states. Look what they gave us. Surely Sarah Palin can do no worse"

Bill Clinton was governor for decades, but if you want to say Palin could do no worse than Jimmy Carter...that's completely your call......

karl Rove nailed this one, picking a first term governor who was formerly the mayor of a small town is a blatant political stunt aimed at an election, rather than a true governing decision that puts country first.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/08/10/ftn/main4336134.shtml

Posted by: kreuz_missile | August 30, 2008 5:00 PM

nikki - biden avoided service and so did obama. instead biden was lying in law school and obama was hanging with radicals and terrorists

Posted by: cfc | August 30, 2008 4:59 PM

At least Obama has actually MET Putin. He and Lugar went through Russia in 2005 in connection with work on the Nuclear Non-proliferation initiative -- an issue that even McCain doesn't seem to get.

Foreign policy realists have no problem with Obama-Biden.

On the other hand, the only people rallying to McCain are the same Neocons who devised the Iraq policy in 2002. I suspect that even they might have some reservations about McCain after his loony and absolutely reckless VP pick.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 4:59 PM

Well, if McCain's elected there's one thing to his advantage about that 3 AM phone ringing....

He'd probably already be up coming back from the bathroom...

Posted by: bes | August 30, 2008 4:59 PM


"The McCain Palin Ticket Rocks!!! "

Hey, Palin herself rocks. She's hot.

Posted by: Jack The Ripper | August 30, 2008 4:58 PM

To those of you who laugh at Palin'd believing that "intelligent design" idea should be taught alongside evolution, that doesn't compare to the crazy racist, terrorist crap Obama worshipped for 20 years.

And she wouldn't lie about her true beliefs or what her awareness was of her church sermons to get electred.

Posted by: AsperGirl | August 30, 2008 4:57 PM

As you will see, Biden comes across in a bizarre fashion - screaming and trying to be humorous - it didn't work.

Ed Morrissey at Hot Air.com also explains that Biden's story in the video that he lived in Scranton when a 12-year-old "Bobby Casey" lived down the street cannot be true because Biden moved from Scranton when he was 10 years old!


Bob Casey was twelve years older than me, and Bobby Casey was twelve years younger than me. And I knew somebody famous was going to come out of Scranton, and I sure a’ hell knew it wadn’t gonna be me.


Even under normal circumstances, Biden isn’t one of the party’s best campaigners. He manages to put his foot in his mouth too often, and usually sounds like a blowhard. Here, he’s either too tired to be on the stage or tryin’ too hard to soun’ like a reg’l'r guy. If he’s aiming for authenticity, he missed by a mile.

And what about this odd story about moving from Scranton? Biden left Scranton when he was 10 years old. Perhaps he is clairvoyant and foresaw “Bobby” Casey at the age of -2. I’d love to hear him make that argument. Maybe if that were the case, he could also explain why it’s okay to abort babies, when at the age of -2, Biden can see them destined for greatness.

Posted by: cfc | August 30, 2008 4:56 PM

i haven't been following this too closely, but i was wondering why Palin - McCain's choice for vice president - is being investigated for ethics violations.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 4:56 PM

CFC- he avoided service by GOING to college. Those were the options in those days. They wouldnt have drafted him out of school.

Posted by: Nikki | August 30, 2008 4:55 PM


aspergirl:
"Better Sarah a heartbeat away...."

Agreed, and King Barak no longer has a lock on charisma. YEA!!!

Posted by: Jack The Ripper | August 30, 2008 4:54 PM

Well, perhaps Palin is better then McCain. Remember, "Gramps McCain" is the guy who graduated 5th from the bottom of his class at the Naval Academy and was nearly thrown out. And after having his affair(s), McCain moved on to his current, extremely wealthy wife. So John, how many homes does Palin own? Do you know, or did you forget just like you forgot how many you own?

Posted by: Kevin | August 30, 2008 4:54 PM

Senator Biden abandoned Scranton when he was only 10 years old but in an attempt to court Pennsylvania voters he continually touts his northeast Pennsylvania background. I actually filled a “Draft Quota” from Scranton and have often wondered how Biden avoided Military Service despite being of ideal age during the Vietnam era? Biden graduated from the University of Delaware in 1965, just as the war began to escalate intensively and would have been exposed to the draft. Instead, he attended law school (at Syracuse University) graduating in 1968-- the very height of the war and the Vietnam draft but somehow continued to avoid service. The only explanation I found anywhere was contained in a 1987 Washington Post Profile where it said “during the Vietnam War, Biden got a draft notice but flunked the physical due to asthma.” Having been Drafted and Inducted into the Army in June 1967 in Wilkes-Barre, the Armed Forces Entrance and Examination Station for Northeast Pennsylvania including Scranton, I have a little first hand knowledge on how physicals were conducted there. I had three disqualifying features detected during my Draft Physical including a “loose knee” from a wrestling injury that should have been surgically corrected. Instead of being disqualified, the doctor stamped my Physical “Waiver” but did warn me to “be careful with the knee in Vietnam so it didn’t dislocate again!” I was inducted later that afternoon and ended up serving an extended tour in Vietnam. I guess I might have “Taken Biden’s Place” in the War but never got so much as a thank-you from him! Then again, my circumstance might have been a little different than Biden's. When I was drafted my father was an active duty Navy Captain, my brother was a Naval Academy Grad in jet pilot training, my mother and my 4 uncles were WWII combat vets so being found "unfit for service" would have been too embarrassing for words. Then again, some people have no shame so can’t be embarrassed.

I remember how Senator (and Medal of Honor recipient) Bob Kerrey put it in 1992 when he said “as I remember it, at that time if you could walk and chew gum, the military would take you.” Wonder how much Joe whined during his physical?

Former Virginia Governor, current Senate candidate and Democrat Convention Keynote speaker Mark Warner was quoted in the 26 August Washington Post as saying: “(Biden) has real-world grass-roots, blue-collar appeal. He can go into a VFW hall or Kiwanis Club meeting and ….” He might be able to go into a Kiwanis Club but he definitely has NOT earned the right to enter a VFW Hall!

On second thought, Biden might just be a Military expert given how deftly he avoided any brush with Military Service.

Posted by: cfc | August 30, 2008 4:51 PM

The fact that so many dems are scrambling to criticize her experience but overlook the community organizer’s credentials shows they’re scared. They’ve been trumped! Obama having to face Putin? No thanks, I’d prefer the VP who’s an NRA member…like, da.

Posted by: Truth will set you free | August 30, 2008 4:50 PM

People are knocking Sarah Palin for her lack of foreign policy experience.

People are saying that she won't know what she is doing if McCain croaks.

But they've got it backwards.

Has Sarah Palin ever gotten Iraq and Iran mixed up? John McCain has.

Has Sarah Palin ever said that Iraq and Pakistan share a border? John McCain has.

Has Sarah Palin ever gotten Shia and Sunni mixed up? John McCain has.

Has Sarah Palin ever gotten Iraq and Afghanistan mixed up? John McCain has.

Has Sarah Palin ever gotten Somalia and the Sudan mixed up? John McCain has.

Has Sarah Palin ever referred to a country that no longer exists like Czechoslovakia? John McCain has.

Has Sarah Palin ever referred to Vladamir Putin as the President of Germany? John McCain has.

Has Sarah Palin ever said that we would be greeted as liberators in Iraq? John McCain has.

Has Sarah Palin ever sang songs about bombing other countries? John McCain has.

Has Sarah Palin ever said that we shouldn't go after Bin Laden in Pakistan? John McCain has.

Has Sarah Palin ever said that it is ok to muddle though in Afghanistan? John McCain has.

Plus, Alaska is near Russia.

So, c'mon folks, who is unqualified to be president?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 4:50 PM


ALRIGHT!!! Obama has met his match in charisma.

GO PALIN!!!

Posted by: Jack The Ripper | August 30, 2008 4:49 PM

"The only thing conservative about the current Republican Party is a desire to conserve the American aristocracy (the ability to have seven houses or more?) and the romance of the Salem witch trial era."

Obama brought religion into this election, not McCain. And perhaps you missed the primary where single, white, over 40 democratic women were called witches and she-devils throughout by the press and Obama's own team. I think you've got your parties mixed up!

Posted by: Frustrated | August 30, 2008 4:49 PM

I have read a lot about this Palin in the last 24 hours. And I heard her at yesterday's introduction rally. And so far, this one is a real breath of fresh air. Nothing Washington about this lady. And thats good. Those with experience in Washington are so compromised that they will not do what is best for the country. And it's as true for Democrats as it is for Republicans. Palin has been as tough on her party members when they are wrong as she has been on Democrats. And that too is refreshing. So I will watch Palin closely. Considering where she comes from, I have no doubt she can weather the standard gauntlet candidates are exposed to in the lower 48.

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Posted by: ldcj | August 30, 2008 4:49 PM

"Great choice, Senator McCain. I had a grim feeling we were headed to dark ages with the arrogant Chicago Hack.
McCain Palin Ticket Rocks!!!

Posted by: vic | August 30, 2008 4:00 PM"

The only thing that's going to bring us back to the dark ages--literally--is to reject science like Palin does. In fact, she seems to have made rejecting science something of a staple of her life.

Posted by: Thomas P. | August 30, 2008 4:49 PM

anonymous - let's see. Obama has seriously reduced crime and greatly improved education in Illinois. Why do you think he is so loved there? He HAS accomplished good things serving his state.

What has Palin done? Gee, she is the Commander-in-Chief of the Natl Guard - that means nothing except she supplies more troops when Bush calls for them. She has brought about Ethics reform - apparently by getting into an ethics investigation herself.

Posted by: Nikki | August 30, 2008 4:46 PM

Who do you want as VP?

Joe Biden. The "cheney" to compensate for sweetie hussein's inexperience and a plagiarizing expert, who has stolen more words than Milton Berle (and he's just as funny). Totally lacking in ethics, in his third-rate, mediocre law school Biden was only able to graduate 76th in a class of 85 - i.e., he was in the lowest 10.5%! Of course, while campaigning, he claimed falsely to have graduated in the "top half" of his class. A plagiarizer and a LIAR! As a politics-as-usual, 30+-year congressional parasite and reprobate, Plagiarist-Joe never worked harder than in his efforts to kill bi-partisan legislation simply because it would have adversely affected the enormous income of his lobbyist son.

Sarah Palin. A true political reformer who has cleaned-up one of the most politically corrupt states in the nation and who has shown a solid and unwavering commitment to ethical government.

Tough choice? ----NOT!

Posted by: ALEX H | August 30, 2008 4:46 PM

Better Sarah a heartbeat away than that heartbeat belonging to a terrorist hugging, 20-year member of an anti-establishment and conspiracy theory-preaching Afrocentric racist "church" who teaches we deserved the 9/11 attacks.

Posted by: AsperGirl | August 30, 2008 4:45 PM

Sarah Palin is my neighbor in Wasilla, Alaska. She attended my college graduation party just a year ago and is the same woman she has always been. I know her better John McCain, Barack Obama, or anyone else in washington (or the internet for that matter).
I can't believe that no one has heard of AGIA, and her fight with the largest oil companies in the world over our new gas pipeline (the largest construction project in north america). All I ask is for everyone to hear her out before passing judgement. She is a reformer, she wont change-she will do more of the same.

Posted by: ak4palin | August 30, 2008 4:45 PM

If Sarah was really honest, she would know that a VP could assume the position of the presidency in a crisis. She would realize that it is dangerous to assume a job of that kind of responsibility without training.

No foreign policy experience.

First trip out of the country in 2007.

Humility is the ability to recognize your limitations, and to sometimes say NO.

It requires a degree of willingness and self-awareness to not put the lives of others in danger when there are better qualified alternatives within the party.

McCain lacks the humility and judgment to be a serious president. The man is completely nuts.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 4:43 PM

As the Republicans come near to convention time, Hurricane Gustav prepares to hit New Orleans and West as far as Houston. Don't we all remember the great job President Bush did for Katrina and her victims. Why, GW even had Air Force One fly low over the flooded out areas with all those "dead black people." "Blackies" Repubs. never cared about, after all, they were all "just welfare cheats," and never Repub. party donors anyhow. Remember Brownie, and GW's comment, "heck of a job Brownie." Now, McCain has made no secret of his admiration of GW Bush and what a fine President he has been. From Katrina, to the Iraq War, to torture, GW has been a great Republican role model. After that fine performance, don't you just want to elect McCain and his VP (whatever her name is)? To carry on the fine tradition

Posted by: Joseph | August 30, 2008 4:41 PM

By the way, SARAH PALIN IS A CREATIONIST for crying out loud. No kidding fundamentalists would be excited about her selection. At least she'll have something to talk about if she wants to open negotiations with Saudi Arabia or the Taliban.

McCain/Palin: Leadership for the 19th Century.

Posted by: Thomas P. | August 30, 2008 4:41 PM

As a mayor in Alaska, Palin had no powers except to precide at the council sessions and break ties. Therefore, there can be no question that she has all the relevent experience needed to be Vice President. However, that is no evidence that she has ANY of the knowledge or abilities required to be President. In choosing such a person--one without any disernable qualifications-- John McCain has established that he too is not qualified to be President QED

Posted by: Phrank | August 30, 2008 4:39 PM

I can hear bouts of laughter from Tehran to Moscow. McCain makes a really good comedian with this veep. IF America decides to choose this pair, the happiest people will be Osama Bin Ladin and his friends. McCain is an embarrassment.

Posted by: Basil | August 30, 2008 4:39 PM

Does the selection of Palin, who doesn't believe that humans aren't causing climate change, mean that McCain is changing his position as well? This would be a major flipflop for him.

Posted by: Patrick | August 30, 2008 4:38 PM

If you think Palin is a bad choice because she has been only a governor for two years. Take alook at what the Democrats gave us with Jimmy Carter and Slick Willy Clinton. Wern't they just nobody governors of their states. Look what they gave us. Surely Sarah Palin can do no worse. Besides we survived those two dimwits and the people that voted for them call them great Americans. You've got to be kidding. Sarah Palin Stands tall among those idiots.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 4:37 PM

Hold on bloggers: Why don't you wait for the debates and then rate the candidates. It's going to be quite a show. Something no one should miss. LOL

Posted by: mzha | August 30, 2008 4:36 PM

Guess in light of the stories of the ad wars alone shaping up over women, which will eat tens of millions to fight a new Obama vulnerable front with women, not helping pay off Clinton's debt looks like a stupidly stingy decision. It would have been far more constructive to treat her with the respect traditionally given to close runner up (male) candidates instead of dissing her and marginalizing her.

The fireworks alone would have paid for retiring her campaign debt a dozen times over.

I'd rather send my money to a carefully spending campaign than one that squanders millions on lavish affectations and bombastic decorations.

I'm sure McCain is very proud of that modest 7 million and appreciates and respects his donor base more than Obama does with his obscenely lavish, bizarre spending sprees.

Posted by: AsperGirl | August 30, 2008 4:36 PM

I'd like to make a personal appeal to all of my followers. We need Barrack Obama as President. Imagine the epic and pageantry of His arrival at the White House. The presidential limo arrives with a coon tail on the radio antenna and plastic dice on the rearview mirror. Obama steps out wearing a broad-brimmed white hat, a wide-lapelled white suit and carrying a boom box that is blasting out a hip-hop 'Hail to the Chief'. The entourage follows him to the Rose Garden for a lunch of fried chicken, chitlins, collard greens and watermelon. Our forefathers and foremothers will be extremely proud.

Posted by: just_another_poster | August 30, 2008 4:35 PM

During his VP Nomination acceptance speech, Senator Biden made a major gaff in the eyes of most of us that have even a rudimentary knowledge of the Military.... he demonstrated he didn't know the difference between a battalion and a brigade. I don't really blame Senator Biden for his Military ignorance because, although a year younger and more draft eligible than Cheney, he managed to dodge the draft and avoid Vietnam so shouldn't be expected to know anything about the subject. Who I do blame is the legion of handler around him that vetted his speech and should have caught the gaff! This is so basic to anyone with even a passing knowledge of the Military that this would indicate none of Biden's advisors are veterans. I realize being in the company of brave vets is difficult for those who avoided service but if you hope to be the Vice President of the United States, you should put aside your pride and surround yourself with at least some Vets to avoid gaffs like this one.

Posted by: cfc | August 30, 2008 4:35 PM

President Sarah Palin Commander in Chief of the United States Military?

Certain Disaster! She'll name Dick Cheney or rumsfeld as Secretary of War!

Posted by: Realista | August 30, 2008 4:34 PM

Hahahahaha...I rest my case...lol Playa, you just made my day! lol lol

Posted by: Alaskan Warrior!!! | August 30, 2008 4:32 PM

Where was Sarah during primary season? She was having a baby while running a state! What's more, she was doing the best job in the history of the state. Sure she arrived late in the game, at least she's arrived! She is so remarkable. We loves her here in Alaska. She's a great problem solver and a truly optimistic person. I can relate with her! I've also seen how gutsy and tough she is. She can not only do the job, I think she'll get it done in style!

Sarah actually lives what she believes. She's really honest and isn't afraid to admit a mistake or change course when needed. I predict that she will one day be President and that she will restore America's former greatness. All the beltway talk makes me want to throw up. She's too smart to ignore the smart people around her. She's the first to admit that she's green to the national scene. But that's not all bad. She is the only candidate who has ever publicly actually walked their pro-life talk! Watch how smart she is on her feet. Nobody is going to get her on the defensive. It's Sarah's show and the dems are done!

Posted by: taboosas | August 30, 2008 4:32 PM

Even more intriguing, in 1995 Ayers won a $49.2 million grant from the Annenberg Foundation — matched two-to-one by public and private contributions — to promote “reform” in the Chicago school system. He quickly brought in Obama, then all of 33 and bereft of any executive experience, to chair the board. With Ayers directing the project’s operational arm and Obama overseeing its financial affairs until 1999, the Chicago Annenberg Challenge distributed more than $100 million to ideological allies with no discernible improvement in public education.

Posted by: cfc | August 30, 2008 4:31 PM

Obama’s campaign has acknowledged that the candidate and Ayers are friends. Though Obama has more recently minimized Ayers as “just a guy who lives in my neighborhood,” it is clear that the relationship was much deeper than that. Ayers and his fellow-terrorist wife, Bernadine Dohrn (who has spoken admiringly of the infamous Manson Family murders), are icons in Chicago’s hard-left circles, to which Obama sought entrée as a young “community organizer.” In 1995, they hosted a fundraiser that helped launch his career in Chicago politics.

Posted by: cfc | August 30, 2008 4:29 PM

Hahahahaha...I rest my case...lol

Posted by: Alaskan Warrior!!! | August 30, 2008 4:29 PM

I think Baracks judgement in picking a 36 year washington veteran when you're running a campaign of Change can be questioned. I also think picking a VP who got 9000 votes vs. a VP who got 18 million votes SHOULD be questioned.

I think Baracks VP pick is way more puzzling then McCains. McCain is trying to go after the woman vote and had Obama picked hiliary or even offered her the job the republicans wouldn't have that to use against him. I find it odd that no one things Obama's pick of VP is just weird all around and doesn't make any sense, whatsoever, at least not as a first choice.

Posted by: Mel | August 30, 2008 4:28 PM

Alaskan Warrior...I hope you choke on your sausage, and the world has one less idiot to deal with.

Posted by: playa | August 30, 2008 4:27 PM

obama - reverend wright!

Posted by: cfc | August 30, 2008 4:26 PM

obama-ayers , chicago politician and proven terrorist. what a team for america.

Posted by: cfc | August 30, 2008 4:25 PM

I agree 100% with Mike...There are some ignorant, mean, leftist, children on this thread. I am out. Playa, you are right, the rest of us are wrong. So, I will leave and continue READING the Alaskan newspapers. Playa, for real, you need help.
Good bye everyone. I wish to all of you a WONDERFUL WEEKEND...including you, Playa.

Posted by: Alaskan Warrior!!! | August 30, 2008 4:23 PM

Last weekend I thought it would be a 49 state landslide for McCain (Chicago has too many dead libs voting for MAC to win).
Today along with the $7 Million Palin raised overnight, I believe it will be a 56 state landslide.

Posted by: Reilly | August 30, 2008 4:23 PM

Imagine....72 year old McCain has had a heart attack and hospitalized. An adviser calls Palin. "Ma'am, the dow is dropping 300 points and the banks have lost 3 trillion dollars. Plus China is selling dollars and one Euro is now equivalent to 500 dollars. What should we do?"

Palin,"Don't talk to me now, I gotta take my daugther to hockey practice. God will take care of America."

Ha!

Posted by: JakeD | August 30, 2008 4:23 PM

obama-ayers 2008

Posted by: cfc | August 30, 2008 4:23 PM

Nikki, ask Obama or anyone One question: "just what did Obama do in the years he supposedly served his state of Illinois"? I know what Palin did for her state of Alaska. Ask your husband what has Obama done to deserve his vote, and tell him to be honest with himself. Just what qualifies Obama to be president? Really, 143 active days as an u.s. senator. Come on, Get real.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 4:23 PM

Experience actually making executive decisions and framing and executing courses of action blows away "experience" consisting of sitting around listening to debates and occasionally casting one vote out of hundreds of state senators on a state law.

If that was a focused and critical job BHO wouldn't have been able to vote "present" 130 times and "misvote" several more times. There is no comparison between Obama's experience and Palin's. The only substantial individual works Obama has ever produced were 2 fictionalized books about himself.

I sent a small donation to McCain when Palin was announced with some cash on hand. More later and then donating to RNC after that!

Tks MxCain!

There will be no abortion judges confirmed with a filibuster proof majority in Congress! No woman-destroying laws will pass and no anti-abortion judges will be confirmed!

Them's the truth. So there are no real consequences to ignoring the insulting "shut up and get on board!

I'd like to see a woman sworn in next January AND in 2013.

McCain 2008
Clinton 2012

LOL!

McCain 2008

Posted by: AsperGirl | August 30, 2008 4:22 PM

Have you ever been a friend or business associate of a terrorist? Not someone who, to your shock and horror, turned out secretly to have bombed government buildings. No, the question is whether you’ve ever befriended an unreconstructed radical whose past was well known to you when you entered his orbit and walked through doors he opened for you. Have you been chummy with an unapologetic terrorist who, years after you’d known and worked closely with him, was still telling the New York Times he regretted only failing to carry out more attacks — and that America still “makes me want to puke”?

Barack Obama has.

Posted by: cfc | August 30, 2008 4:21 PM

So, Sarah would be a ‘heartbeat away from having to replace a 72 year wrinkley old white haired dude, as President”?

Sarah Palin As “Comander in Chief of United States of America”?

You Gotta Be Kidding!

Posted by: Realista | August 30, 2008 4:21 PM

The people most excited by McCain's VP pick are Al Qaeda, Putin, and Petro-dictators everywhere.

It's like the wingnut base can't give away America's economic security and tarnish the ideal of democracy fast enough.

As far as the wingnuts talking about Palin's qualifications -- this is someone whose first trip out of the U.S. was in 2007. A person who had no opinion on Iraq in 2007. A person who has NO experience in international affairs and who will be spending the next 2 months getting a crash course on issues that Biden and Obama have spent years getting their heads around.

It's like George W. Bush all over again. And yes, I remember wingnuts back then saying how we needed worry about Bush's shoddy foreign policy experience.

Wingnuts are a gift to America's enemies.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 4:20 PM

The relationship between Barack Obama and unrepentant terrorist William Ayers appears to be even more involved than we already knew. Papers just released by the University of Illinois-Chicago, after much public pressure, show that Obama and Ayers collaborated as members of the board of the Woods Fund to funnel money to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's Trinity United Church of Christ and the Arab American Action Network - founded by Rashid Khaldidi who supported Yassir Arafat and the Palestinians against Israel.

Posted by: kmc | August 30, 2008 4:19 PM

I just can’t believe how mean some of you can get. Just chill out. I am sure whoever wins will do whatever it takes to make things better. However for those of you who buy into the change thing, wake up! Besides the BS, Obama is the best promoter I have ever seen, a brilliant and flawless execution of marketing. Fear and desire; if you can make your prospects afraid of your competitions offerings, plus offer them a desirable product you have a home run. I actually didn't think Americans were that gullible, I was wrong.
Ladies and gentlemen,if it sounds too good to be true it usually is, don't be played as suckers.

Posted by: SCdude | August 30, 2008 4:18 PM

im telling ya all,, palin will bring the gun owners of Pa, (the lunch bucket crowed) and give mccain the election in november,, THANK GOD

Posted by: jim | August 30, 2008 4:17 PM

McCain hits a home run!

Posted by: Drew | August 30, 2008 4:17 PM

Sarah Palin has had to make daily decisions regarding and deal with state budgets, Alaska National Guard, Republican corruption, Health and Human services, environmental issues, big oil and "the good Oll Boy" network. Delivered 5 children (something Obama/Biden could never ever do)

Obama/Biden(Good Old Boys", Obama, 181 days in the Senate, 200 days campaigning, 4 days of Foreign Policy experience (Trip to Iraq/Germany).
Biden, 36 years in the Senate, 10 years on the train from Wilmington to DC., 5 years in the same chair on Foreign Relations and Judiciary Committees. Suffers from foot-in-mouth decease.

Posted by: starryperdun | August 30, 2008 4:16 PM

Alaskan Warrior...you're such an idiot. Alaska's newspapers are correct. Someone with only two years worth of Gubernatorial experience in Alaska is not ready for The national stage. What's she gonna solve the mortgage crisis? The unemployemnt problem? The falling dollar? Is she gonna bake cookies and hope everything turns out fine?

Posted by: playa | August 30, 2008 4:16 PM

There are some ignorant, mean, leftist, children on this thread.

Posted by: Mike | August 30, 2008 4:15 PM

Heck I'm a Democratic but i want McCain win cause he and his Republican are the best in screwing up US economy that way interest rate staying low so I can continue buying my BMW at 0.9% Go McCain

Posted by: calvin | August 30, 2008 4:14 PM

I love Sarah Palin. She's going to kick a lot of ass. She's a real fighter like McCain and her experience is still more impressive than Obama. Obama is the worlds greatest TALKER. After he loses they should give him his own TV show.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 4:14 PM

playa,
The 7,000 year old earth thing is old. You are not qualified to even discuss biblical teachings. Why don't you take on something from the Koran?

As for global warming, it is a hoax and a naked power grab by the same old anti-capitalist, anti-American, anti-western left-wingers that lost the Cold War.

Posted by: Winner | August 30, 2008 4:13 PM

Profiles in proven plagiarism: biden

Profiles in proven ties to extremists: obama

Posted by: kmc | August 30, 2008 4:12 PM

Obama is the top man on the ticket and has less experience than Palin. It is hysterical how hypocritical people are when they want to support their view. Obama talks change. McCain has the balls to act on it. Just how is Obama going to do all he promised and cut taxes too?? Well some people will fall for anything when you start promising health care, tax cuts, education handouts etc. Obama gives a good speech and has super star quality that equals substance to the blind.

Posted by: Obama you're no Palin | August 30, 2008 4:11 PM

Given that McCain had been closing the gap in national polls with his experience argument the Palin pick (seen by many as a stupid, reckless, cynical crap shoot of a choice) strongly suggests to me that McCain's internal polls were vastly different than the ones we are seeing from Republican pollster shills like Rasmussen etc.

If it is true that Obama is going to increase young voters 50% and black voters 25% and that he's locked in the latin vote, then McCain's internal polls probably showed Obama with a comfortable lead that couldn't be overcome without the undecided Hillary voters.

In that sense, if that was the scenario, then it was a rational (but still reckless) pick. What is very clear is that it was a desperate move that will not go over well with the more serious, national security minded conservatives.

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Posted by: jim | August 30, 2008 4:10 PM

Does anyone else realize that Sarah Palin is actually Elaine from SeinfelD?

Posted by: marcelcarroll | August 30, 2008 4:10 PM

Playa you dummy. Palin has more experience in her two years as governor than Obama has as a working senator for 143 days. What does that tell you?
She has also done more for the people in her state than Obama or Biden has theirs. She doesn't have to plagerize her speeches like Biden either. Wise choice by McCain. He won my vote.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 4:10 PM

I believe there are two Deity's, does that make me better, ofcourse not, it's what I believe in.And Playa could be right, but I think he needs a nurse and a doctor, for his head.McCain is pulling at strings to keep from losing. His VP choice has no background to be VP, or a possible President. People can not like Obama if they want, but we need to keep it real, this is our country, our live,our furture. This is the time to move forward and not pick a pretty face, and if it's a woman he wants what about Kay Hutchinson of Texas, she's has alot of background,and has been around in the seen for years, but not as easy on the eyes. I guess McCain likes to look at hotties.

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Posted by: Virginia Harris | August 30, 2008 4:09 PM

Somebody under the nick " playa " posted:"You gotta question McLoser's judgement when Alaska's own newspapers are saying that she is not qualified to be Vice President. It must be the age thing". WHAT A LOSER YOU ARE. HERE IN ALASKA SHE HAS OVER 80% APPROVAL. BETTER THAN ANY OTHER GOVERNOR IN THE U.S.A. I REPEAT OVER 80% APPROVAL. WE ALASKANS CAN NOT BE MORE PROUD OF HER ACCOMPLISHMENTS. Sorry loser, you don't belong here.

Posted by: Alaskan Warrior!!! | August 30, 2008 4:09 PM

Great choice for McCain. It is interesting to note that Obama wants change but selects 36 years of continued Washington establishment in Biden. McCain selects someone who has a knack for cleaning up the mess the good ole boys have made. In less than three years she has actually accomplished something which is far more than you can say about Congress. Let's see with an approval rating in her home state of 80+ percent and an approval rating for Congress hovering in single digits, how can anyone not be excited about getting someone on a ticket without ties to Washington. Palin is a fresh face on the political scene that is sorely needed. Can she withstand the onslaught of innuendos, misrepresentations, half-truths, lies, and bashing that she will receive from the old Washington establishment and Democratic pundits? I am certain that she will do just fine. As for experience,Palin has challenged the oil companies, taken on the good ole boys of Alaska, made key decisions that come with being Governor, and who above all else has a passion to serve others. As she said, she is willing "to put the people first." What specifically has Obama or Biden actually accomplished over the last two years. "A lot of speeches full of glittering generalities". It is clear to me that Palin is the type of person who I want to be just a heartbeat away from serving as President. But for McCain, he is showing us that he is not tied to Washington, and that is what will make him the choice for President.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 4:09 PM

How can anyone say Palin has more experience than Obama? She has NO international experience, NO National experience, and 18 months of State experience. You cant count 6 yrs as mayor when the town was only 9,000 people! Hello? Obama has served in WA as long as she has been governor. Granted, he has been campaigning a lot of that but at least he can say he served his state for 10yrs! And, he is MUCH more educated than Palin.

McCain may have scored votes from some Angry Hillary-ites and Christian conservatives but I worry he has scared off the moderate voters. My husband was teetering on who to vote for but he has made his choice now and it is NOT McCain!

Posted by: Nikki | August 30, 2008 4:09 PM

biden is a profile in plagiarism.

obama is a profile in corruption.

Posted by: kmc | August 30, 2008 4:08 PM

Whether you're for or against the bankrupcy bill Biden helped pass....at least he was involved in the complicated process for 30 years. Sarah Palin probably never heard of the words 'Bankrupcy' or 'Bill', and thinks it's something that those big city people do. If you ask her, she'll probably start crying.

Posted by: playa | August 30, 2008 4:07 PM

What a way to fail your first test miserably as the presumptive Republican nominee: picking someone with all kinds of questions about being president. Heck, $20,000,000 debt in a small town? that fits right in with the Republican way of spending like drunken sailors and leaving the debt for our grandkids grandkids. With all the qualified women in the Republican party (Murkowski, Dole, Snowe, Collins, Hutchinson, Walker, Emerson, Capito, etc)--when McCain has his 1st heart attack in office, are you REALLY comfortable having a 44 year old PTA hockey mom setting the agenda for the free world? I'm donating alright-- to Obama...God Bless America!

Posted by: Common Man | August 30, 2008 4:07 PM

This is yet another example of extremely poor judgment. Winning an election vs. Readiness to assume the tonnage of the Presidency? Palin vs. Joe Biden? Hmmmm, lemme see.
Mr. McCain's reasoning 5 months after his primary win (3 more than Mr. Obama whom he accuses as inexperienced) is that 300 MILLION FOLKS, SUPERPOWER and WORLD'S LARGEST ECONOMY = POKER CHIP. He will gamble his first executive decision for the sake of winning an election (debatable after this) against the readiness of the person to assume the tonnage of the office of President. He doesn't get it.

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Posted by: jim | August 30, 2008 4:06 PM

Wow, the dems are really worried about this. There are millions that are so thrilled about McCain's pick. I donated yesterday for the first time since Hillary left the race. It's a new day in America and women are excited. It doesn't matter what anyone says about Hillary supporters not supporting Palin, there is evidence all over the blogs that tell a different story.

Posted by: ontheblvd | August 30, 2008 4:06 PM

Profiles in Plagiarism: Politics - biden

Obama is a dirty chicago political with ties to a domestic terrorist, william ayers...hmm...who has the better candidates.

Posted by: kmc | August 30, 2008 4:06 PM

I was personally haveing a hard time supporting McCain, but with the recent pick of my govonor for the vp, I am on board 100%. Sarah is a fantastic woman who I feel will help take the nation in the direction it needs to go. With her I feel more like I am electing one of my peers.....not a celebrity.

Posted by: Joel A. Carpenter | August 30, 2008 4:06 PM

We currently have an "Executive" that is several cans short of a six-pack. I don't put a lot of 'worth" in the title. Hog wash!

Posted by: Nuclide | August 30, 2008 4:06 PM

Palin is another trojan horse from the oil syndicate because her husband works for an oil company. It is sad to find out that most of the people run for public office in the American elections are no longer those who has the genuine heart of serving the country; BUT are people representing group of interest including foreign entities. That's why the majority of American people are suffering.

Posted by: Gasucker | August 30, 2008 4:04 PM

We will have to see some of the polls after this pick. It does seem to be strategic. You, inexperience, could be off the table. But "Change" may be the new McCain/Palin slogan. Two Senators against one. The real-time poll at http://www.bop-orama.com has not really weighed in yet on this one. I know Gallup organization http://www.gallup.com/home.aspx is working overtime on this pick.

Posted by: acarponzo | August 30, 2008 4:04 PM

Wow what a pick Palin is. She's in the middle of an ethics investigation yesterday, and now today...she may HAVE LIED ABOUT HER BABY. Yes, apparently her pregnancy may have been a cover-up for her daughter!!

Read More Here -

http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-69834


If this is true, which is looks to be. This goes to the integrity of the woman. If this is true - She LIED TO THE COUNTRY about that baby being hers. What a disgraceful and untrustworthy individual.

Posted by: Just Me | August 30, 2008 4:03 PM

Many say this election is about Muslim vs. Christian. Maybe it is to many. To me, it's about who can best work with Congress. That choice is clearly the McCain ticket. I was undecided before his VP pick, now it's a no brainer.

Posted by: Rob Tee | August 30, 2008 4:03 PM

Global warming is a concept that republicans that have their future invested in OIL do not want "joe blow" to know about until it is far too late to DO anything positive to stop it. They get richer and you pick-up the tab. Same equation as always.

Posted by: Nuclide | August 30, 2008 4:03 PM

Compare Nobama to Palin. She's an executive, he's a legislator. She's more qualified than he is. He has no accomplishment, other than winning over Hamas, scumbug America hating preachers, American terrorists, and brainless twits that would have gladly drank the koolaid in Jonestown. It's sad he got this far, vet your candidates before you put the next socialist up as your candidate. This is the year journalism died. He can't drill for oil, but loves for abortionists to drill in the back of babies heads. Go buy that solar car morons.

Posted by: BigD | August 30, 2008 4:02 PM

Biden initially denied any wrongdoing, claiming that this was just an inadvertent lack of acknowledgement. Yet there were other instances of rhetorical borrowing from speeches made by Robert F. Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey. And the fact that Biden had given other speeches using the Kinnock passages without acknowledgment suggested that the lifting was more than just an inadvertent oversight

Posted by: kmc | August 30, 2008 4:02 PM

Playa ask a yes or no question

Do I believe there is a God? Yes
Can I prove there is a God? No
Do I believe there was a Jesus Christ? Yes
Can I prove there was a Jesus Christ? No
Do I believe in the Bible? Yes
Can I prove everything in the bible is fact? No

All I have is faith

Posted by: Orson | August 30, 2008 4:02 PM

A few days ago I was ready to sit it out but all that has changed. Governor Palin is a true conservative not another big government neocon; her selection not only earned a $500 donation I will now be volunteering and doing what I can to help.

Posted by: ERL | August 30, 2008 4:01 PM

Jack - If you know your history, you would be careful to use horrible terms like "Neo-Nazi" loosely. For your information, the Nazi's were socialists, so if you wanted to compare it to a party, it's economic and philosophical platform would be a lot more similar to the Democrats and Obama. Also, the Republican Party was founded in 1854 by anti-slavery expansion activists. This does not mean Democrats are Nazi's or racists, but it underscores your mental laziness for trying to connect things that don't add up. You want to paint with a bad brush, and think "Eureka, how about that?!?".

We have 4 people running now. As sad as Palin's experience may be, it's actually more than Obama or Hillary, or Biden and even McCain! Those senators are a bunch of committee people, they don't do anything other than talk, talk and talk. Make fun about her being the mayor of a small town (intentionally overlooking and undervaluing her experience as a governor), but she's been in a decision making position. None of the senators have made decisions and lead organizations, they just talk are aware of "the big picture".

Clearly Bayh and Romney were the "experienced" and "qualified" candidates for VP,..., I would argue that they are stronger than those on the top of the ticket by far.

Dems - A young talker, unproven, with little experience. Backed up by a big old talker with no decision making experience, lifelong senator.

GOP - Old guy, hero, but questionable success in his military day-to-day job, and he's also in a no-decision making role as a senator. He's got some lady with executive experience and taken on corruption head on, but like Obama, not enough meat on the resume yet.

Posted by: Elaine | August 30, 2008 4:01 PM

Palin Is a brilliant choice.
Obama talks endlessly about change. But wouldn't allow Hilary a women to share power with him. Now it is the Republicans that are promoting real power for women and not just giving lip service about change as Mr Obama Thinks is enough for most americans.
Go Palin Go.

Posted by: Sunny in Virginia | August 30, 2008 4:01 PM

Look this is not about Palin, or Barak. Its about who is best fit to lead America after enduring the last 8 years of a Train Wreck.

Which candidate is best fit if the President is not available to serve.

Which candidate is best fit to serve America given the political turmoil in this world.

In my book, Republicans, have become the religious right and are no Longer can be called Americans. They are not patriots - they want to extend medieval Europe to America.

History has shown, religion and politics do not mix!

Posted by: fghatala | August 30, 2008 4:01 PM

Great choice, Senator McCain. I had a grim feeling we were headed to dark ages with the arrogant Chicago Hack.
McCain Palin Ticket Rocks!!!

Posted by: vic | August 30, 2008 4:00 PM

What's up with Palin is really the grandmother of her younest child?

The seeds sown by Pat Buchannan have reached maturity. Now we have Buchannan Girl as Johnny Mc’s Vp. The Republicans desire another election about guns, gays, and abortion. They are building the bridge back to the 19th century. Unlimited access and no regulation of firearms is great until your three elementary school children are killed in a mass slaughter on the school grounds. Banning abortion is great until your mother conceives (when life begins?) due to having been raped in the restroom of the local Wal-Mart. It’s great to cut taxes for everyone and demagogue infrastructure maintenance (pork barrel?) spending until your entire family is killed when an interstate bridge collapses. It’s great as a Christian-nation to despise and demonize the other religions of the world until we need assistance in stopping terrorists. Ms. Palian is the type of extreme right-wing ideologue that is found in every community. In Memphis, Shelby county we have Marilyn Loeffel types who want to impose their self-absorbed and hateful ideologies on their communities. This type of vulgar nonsense is unacceptable in a national election. We have serious national problems which need to be addressed after the last 16 years of neglect. The only thing conservative about the current Republican Party is a desire to conserve the American aristocracy (the ability to have seven houses or more?) and the romance of the Salem witch trial era.

Posted by: Timmy Coffee | August 30, 2008 4:00 PM

This woman is what american is all about, the dream that we all hope to achieve through hard work and self made. She is a woman who truely cares and won't play party politics. She is the only one that has executive experiance. Biden has been in Washington for almost 40 years and hes more of the same, he has been in power in the senate while mccain was a POW. Barak has been a Senator for less than 2 years and has missed most of the votes. He should have nominated Clinton not Biden. Biden is more of the same.

Posted by: Dan Cooper | August 30, 2008 4:00 PM

You are more then a little off base with your remarks.


THE EXPERIENCE MYTH OF OBAMA

I have worked with the Obama campaign on a local level since December and have met and spoken with Obama numerous times. Anyone who thinks Obama is not prepared for the office of president does not know Barack Obama. I don't think the campaign has spoken about it, although there have been articles written, maybe because it may have seemed kind of presumptive doing all this so many months before he even had the nomination, but that is not how Obama works.
Little is left to chance. So here is what the deal is:

Does Obama have the experience to be president, is he ready? It would be hard to say anyone is ready to be president, but what prepares one for the job?

Obama has been getting ready when his nomination was still no more then a dream. Obama has an advisory staff of over a 300. Most all are the top people in their fields. 4 of his staff are the top people on middle east politics in the world. He has numerous people on pretty much everything you could think of from global warming to world economics to energy and foreign policy to the military. Generals to scholars you name it, he has been working with these people for more then a year. Obama is a brilliant man, who easily knows more right now then any candidate who ever ran for the office of president. He is so up to speed it is astounding. John Mccain does not know or grasp a fraction of what Obama does. Mccain is in effect, a dinosaur, compared to Obama now. Mccain has no real practical experience or understanding in many of these areas at all. Just being in Washington for many years does not necessarily make you an expert nor knowledgeable in "Anything".
Bill Clinton said it best when he said,
"No one is really prepared to be president".
He was right and Obama understood that better then anyone long before he even began his journey for the presidency. So for over a year he has been quietly preparing. Like anything such as being a doctor or lawyer or any profession, your first introduction is academic, you go to school. Obama will by no means be learning on the job, he has been in school for more then a year. When enters office, Obama will be the most well prepared and ready president to ever walk into the white house.
He will also be surrounded by the finest staff ever assembled by any president in history.

If you do not want to vote for Barack Obama I can respect that, but by no means think he is not ready to be president. He will be the most ready man to ever win the office.

Thanks for listening
A Florida Obama worker
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Barry Obama is unfit to be president, and the Democrats are idiots for choosing him. I don't want any of these two morons, Barry & Biden, near when the phone rings at 3am.

Posted by: Jack Straw | August 30, 2008 3:48 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 4:00 PM

It's funny when Bama passed on Clinton, which would have won the election and change history twice.The GREAT THINKER AND LEADER THAT MCCAIN IS.MADE A GENUIS MOVE AND GOT PALIN.SHE WILL MAKE A GREAT LEADER I WOULD TRUST HER EVER BEFORE BIDEN OR OBAMA.

Posted by: Joseph L | August 30, 2008 3:59 PM

In an article entitled “Biden’s Belly Flop”, Newsweek printed Joe Biden’s yearbook picture from his college days and a copy of his law school transcripts with the big “F” in his transcripts circled. Biden was given a chance to repeat his legal methods course, and above the “F” his retake grade of 80% was eventually penciled in. Being a repeat offender when it came to plagiarism made things much, much worse for Biden than they might have been otherwise in his failed bid for the Democratic presidential ticket in 1987.

Senator Biden’s plagiarism of a speech by British Labor Party leader Neal Kinnock took place at a campaign stump at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. In closing his speech, Biden took Kinnock’s ideas and language as if they were his very own inspired thoughts, prefacing Kinnock’s ideas with the phrase “I started thinking as I was coming over here . . . “. Little did Biden suspect that video footage of this speech would be spliced together with footage of Kinnock’s speech in an “attack video” which would be distributed by members of the Dukakis campaign.

Posted by: kmc | August 30, 2008 3:58 PM

Don't be hard on McCain. he had to make sure that his #2 was dumber than him, and since he graduated 795th out of 797 students in his class, he didn't have a lot of choice. hence the Sarah palin pick. One thing we can be sure of...anti-science, anti-logic, anti-education, small town girl who's never been to a big city, she's even dumber than him.

Posted by: JakeD | August 30, 2008 3:58 PM

World leaders and hoping for mccain to win and fall ill so palin could take over. Could you see this soccer mom sitting across the table from Putin with no foreign policy experience. LOL The world leaders is looking at america as weak if this is the best we have to offer. Putin is talking nukes she wants to bake cookies and go fishing. We are screwed.

Posted by: McStupid | August 30, 2008 3:58 PM

I love all these people who two days ago were on this blog saying how experience doesn't matter are here today saying that althought it may not matter to be President, experience is essential to be VP.

The DNC convention was 4 days of people after people telling America that experience is not all it cracks up to be and within minutes of McCain announcing his VP experience became more important than air and water.

Palin's experience is more than Obama's. Obama has actually been at work for 150 days since winning the senate seat. Palin's has been at her job and doing it day after day for 3 times that much. If Obama's senate years is his experience than logically Palin has 3 times more experience than Obama's.

It's the truth people deal with it!!!!!!

Posted by: coolrepublica | August 30, 2008 3:57 PM

Women of America don't be fooled by the sexist McCain; 1- Called his wife a C**T in public (1992) 2- Joked about rape-- the ape/rape joke of 1986 3-Offered his wife up on the stage in Sturgis (2008) to compete in a topless biker pageant.. These are only some of the more prominent displays of Senator McBush's sexism. It's no wonder Cindy is ALWAYS a foot or two away from the womanizing adulterer on the Campaign Trail...You can try to put lipstick on a pig (putting Palin the ticket) but he's still a pig! God Bless America!!

Posted by: The Common Man | August 30, 2008 3:57 PM

Joe Biden’s history of plagiarism and “stressless scholarship” gave plenty of ammo to his enemies, one of them choosing to circulate a so-called “attack video” to demonstrate Biden’s outright plagiarism of a British politician’s speech. But this appropriation from Neal Kinnock was not the first occurrence of unacknowledged lifting by the senator from Delaware.

In 1965 Biden plagiarized while writing a paper as a student at the Syracuse University Law School in a legal methods course which he failed because of that copied paper. Such “stressless scholarship” as it is euphemistically called has become all too common in the modern Internet era with countless cheatsites and “research services” offering to sell students papers on topics from A to Z.

Posted by: kmc | August 30, 2008 3:57 PM

With each monetary pledge, McCain becomes more bound to those he is taking money from.

Posted by: returntocommonsense | August 30, 2008 3:56 PM

Obama and his ilk of 100% phonies appeal to low-IQ culties who crave to be deceived by demagogues ... the thicker the lie, the more they lap it up. It's pathological. It's liberalism.

Posted by: Jor | August 30, 2008 3:56 PM

God help my Grandchildren.

Posted by: Westexacan | August 30, 2008 3:56 PM

This morning I see a fading, dying rose hanging beside a blossom mature one in my garden. Then I was reminded of the picture I saw last night when John McCain standing beside Palin.

Posted by: NYBlue | August 30, 2008 3:56 PM

When the dust settles.... Palin = McCain's Gas Tax Holiday gimmick

Posted by: Pax | August 30, 2008 3:56 PM

www.bushlam.blogspot.com

Posted by: Nuclide | August 30, 2008 3:55 PM

Should you decide to vacation at Antarctica, be careful you sail off the edge of the earth.

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I love all the knee jerk left wing socialist Democrats who have pounced on Palin's global warming belief. Global warming is caused by solar activity. Human activity is miniscule compared to the sun. Read your history, Al Goretards, the earth has been much warmer than it is today. The continent of Antarctica used to be covered with lots of green plants and trees, not glaciers. Human induced global warming is a myth, if not an outright lie.

Posted by: Global.Warming.Is.Natural | August 30, 2008 3:51 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 3:55 PM

If Sarah Palin were a bad pick, the left would be touting her. You guys aren't that clever so we kinda know how you operate.

Posted by: Joanne600 | August 30, 2008 3:55 PM

Wow,

The left sure are such gracious and open people. The comments here reflect such a lack of class it's astounding. Stay classy folks. It's just icing on the cake.

Posted by: joeblow | August 30, 2008 3:55 PM

"I LOVE, LOVE LOVE, HILLARY CLINTON !!!! I, LIKE MANY SMART
WOMEN IN AMERICA DO TODAY...WAS PLANING TO VOTE FOR
MC CAIN...."


I certainly DON'T BELIEVE A SINGLE WORD OF THIS.

not a single word.

Posted by: jatox | August 30, 2008 3:55 PM

biden is a plagiarist who has been on the wrong side of every foreign policy decision in the past 35 years!

... and obama is buddy to the terrorist Ayers!

http://www.famousplagiarists.com/politics.htm

Posted by: kmc | August 30, 2008 3:54 PM

I am sorry... do we want a hockey mom being VP? How qualified is she with only a Bachelors from Idaho of all places? I dont disagree with McCain's choice to pick a woman - it was very shrewd. However, there are several woman significantly more qualified than her. It seems as if he is just choosing a woman for the sake of her being a woman.

Several of you mention she is battling political corruption. Hello? Did you not read that she is under a bi-partisan investigation for firing the head of law enforcement because he wouldnt terminate her former brother-in-law as a state-trooper? That sounds like typical Bush abuse of power to me.

Posted by: Nikki | August 30, 2008 3:53 PM

The Palin fantasy will wear off soon. McCain gambled with his selection of Palin, Americans will not not allow him to gamble with their future and the lives of their children and grandchildren.

Posted by: Ms. Beauty Pageant | August 30, 2008 3:53 PM

Palin = zero
McCain =-zero

Republican equation: zero + -zero = 1
Reality equation: zero + -zero = 0

Sorry boys, learn to count.

Posted by: Nuclide | August 30, 2008 3:53 PM

Do you believe that Joseph Biden, hypocrite that he is, supported the Bankruptcy reform bill, because his home state is Delaware, where all the credit card companies are headquartered...

Yet he still smiles his greasy little Democratic grin and goes around telling the "little people" that he's for them.

Ditto Barack Modrama who used a felon to help by his house--despite being a lawyer himself--and yet still manages to criticize McCain for owning several homes.

What a nauseating pair Modrama and Biden make.

Check and mate.

(do some of you even know anything at all)

Posted by: m | August 30, 2008 3:52 PM

The new democratic party. Sexism, lies and Hillary hate. Us "sweeties" are just supposed to grin and accept it while they disparage women at every turn.

I have never been so disapointed in the dems as I am today. And the left wing media lap dogs with their double standards have perpetuated the idea we are supposed to just go along with this outrage.

I am voting against Obama. I had already decided before Gov. Palin was chosen. But the discusting display by the dems and media yesterday made my decision so much easier for me.

Posted by: Hillary2012 | August 30, 2008 3:52 PM

heck, if I were a republican, I'd have killed myself yesterday. Shame.

Posted by: playa | August 30, 2008 3:51 PM

I love all the knee jerk left wing socialist Democrats who have pounced on Palin's global warming belief. Global warming is caused by solar activity. Human activity is miniscule compared to the sun. Read your history, Al Goretards, the earth has been much warmer than it is today. The continent of Antarctica used to be covered with lots of green plants and trees, not glaciers. Human induced global warming is a myth, if not an outright lie.

Posted by: Global.Warming.Is.Natural | August 30, 2008 3:51 PM

Anti-Science, Anti-Reason, Anti-Personal Responsibility Wingnuts For McCain UNITE!

Posted by: JP2 | August 30, 2008 3:50 PM

mccain-palin rocks!

Posted by: kmc | August 30, 2008 3:50 PM

You gotta question McLoser's judgement when Alaska's own newspapers are saying that she is not qualified to be Vice President. It must be the age thing.

Posted by: playa | August 30, 2008 3:49 PM

Leaders must beleive in something, those who don't, they beleive they have no accountbility. Thats the danger that will take this nation to dark ages.

Posted by: Hadi | August 30, 2008 3:49 PM

palin rocks!

Posted by: kmc | August 30, 2008 3:49 PM

Is this like the Ten Million that Clinton claimed to raise after Pennsylvania, that proved to be a fantasy? Remember this brave claim and come back to it when August numbers are released. I'll bet you it is smoke and mirrors, not fact.

But that is becoming more typical of the McCain campaign.

Posted by: Arthur | August 30, 2008 3:49 PM

it's almost like mccain wants to lose. how more unqualified a person could you pick then a valley girl moose hunting beauty pageant contestant? how did he not go with dulwaney? i mean whoa. he just sealed the deal for obama/biden. it's a landslide.

Posted by: emma | August 30, 2008 3:49 PM

Barry Obama is unfit to be president, and the Democrats are idiots for choosing him. I don't want any of these two morons, Barry & Biden, near when the phone rings at 3am.

Posted by: Jack Straw | August 30, 2008 3:48 PM

As for the pick of Palin?

Seems like more sound bite mentality, rather than a careful consideration of who is best for the role.

“Look I got me a woman! Look I got me a true conservative!”

Posted by: Republican VN Era Vet | August 30, 2008 3:47 PM

I LOVE, LOVE LOVE, HILLARY CLINTON !!!! I, LIKE MANY SMART
WOMEN IN AMERICA DO TODAY...WAS PLANING TO VOTE FOR
MC CAIN.....I HATE BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA & ALL THOSE SAD
JUNKIES THAT FOLLOW HIM LIKE A CULT LEADER....

I'M GLAD MC CAIN CHOICE IS A WOMEN !!!
IT SHOWS THAT HUSSEIN FOR CHANGE, NEVER HAD ANY
RESPECT FOR HILLARY, OR ANY WOMEN FOR THAT MATTER !!!!!
HUH?! WONDER WHY ??!!!

Posted by: MEGAN | August 30, 2008 3:47 PM

McWreck is absolutely RECKLESS!!!!!!

Posted by: T | August 30, 2008 3:45 PM

It takes a lot more in my book to be 'accomplished' than to be the Governor of a state for only 2 years that has less than half the population of Astoria, NY.

Posted by: playa | August 30, 2008 3:45 PM

http://www.politico.com/blogs/anneschroeder/0808/Alaska_blog_Mudlfats_explains_Troopergate.html#comments

Facts are stubborn things -- unless your ego is such that you don't bother to vet 'cause you don't care enough about country or women to worry about your VeeP choice..

love fact that she doesn't need a prescription...

Posted by: JayBen | August 30, 2008 3:43 PM

Sarah Palin is unfit to be VP, and McCain is an idiot for chossing her. I don't want any of these two morons near when the phone rings at 3am.

Posted by: JakeD | August 30, 2008 3:42 PM

Keep digging, Playa. You and your fellow lefties are showing your true sexist colors. Sarah Palin is an accomplished governor who, unlike Obama, can demonstrate she has taken on corruption in government and actually changed things. The left is toast in this election.

Posted by: Joanne600 | August 30, 2008 3:42 PM

Beware the true Snake Oil Salesmen are out in force today on the news media. Pushing their bottle wrapped in a pretty package, Sara Palin, the Republicans new hero. Just like Bush was 8 years ago. But you get the whiff of arsenic when you open the bottle. If I were you McCain I'd get a taster if you happen to win. Limbaugh is suddenly your biggest fan.

Posted by: AverageJane | August 30, 2008 3:38 PM

The visual image of McCain standing next to Palin does not confer the imagery of President and Vice President (like Obama and Biden) but seems more like a old patient with his young nurse.

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I have to disagree with you Obama Junkie. The visual image of McCain standing next to Palin is more like a sugar daddy standing with his new young squeeze.

Posted by: playa | August 30, 2008 3:34 PM

A few emerging facts on Sarah Palin---

1. John McCain literally selected her after meeting her TWICE in his entire life.

2. She wears glasses to "make her look smarter"....ASK her about her eyeglass prescription--she has none.

3. She preaches ABSTINENCE for our kids, and yet her own teenaged daughter--(you know, the one that was conspicuously absent from the stage yesterday) IS PREGNANT!!! (Think she better worry about being a better mother and leader in her family before she takes on ours)....

3. If your daughter is God Forbid ever a victim of RAPE or INCEST, Sarah would refuse her the right to an abortion.

4. She has 5 SMALL children, including a 5 month old BABY with Downs Syndrome. Excuse me, but I don't know any Republicans with strong family values that would agree with a mom putting her 5 kids on the back burner to chase a political career, DO YOU??????

6. She has NO earthly idea what the "VP" even does day to day!!

--http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUMWJoLR1sM

ANY MORE QUESTIONS????????

Posted by: McCAIN is McSENILE!! | August 30, 2008 3:32 PM

Palin is an extreme right-wing NEO-NAZI who supported Buchannan who is a known HOLOCAUST DENIER and who praised Hitler for "his courage and genius". She has not made her position in Isreal known. What a bad move from McCain. Jewish voters are already outraged.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0808/Palin_on_Israel.html?showall

Posted by: jack | August 30, 2008 3:21 PM

I agree with your accessment PLAYA! The Democrats don't need to bash Palin. The Democrats need to acknowledge (as did Obama) that Palin has an incredibly compelling life story but that her policies are even more the same as Bush. Then they just need to show the "reckless and political" nature of McCain's decision-making process in choosing Palin. This is could play very well to cause dissent within the Republican Party as well resentment among Independent voters. Questions like:

1) Why would McCain choose Palin over other more qualified and older women like Olympia Snowe or Kay Baily Hutchison or Linda Lingle?

2) Does McCain truly believe that someone who he has met only once and is 28 years his junior and with zero national security credentials is the best people to replace him should he not be able to continuing being President of the US?

The visual image of McCain standing next to Palin does not confer the imagery of President and Vice President (like Obama and Biden) but seems more like a old patient with his young nurse.

Posted by: Obama-Junkie | August 30, 2008 3:18 PM

How ignorant a statement posted by Playa is. It is obvious has no tolerance for other peoples long held beliefs and hates the thought that someone who believes the Bible could be a good public servant. To the contrary, most Americans would much rather have someone who believes that there is a Deity that they have to answer to in the end. In particular, being a Christian causes a person to live in an honorable way, to be trustworthy, kind, compassionate, and caring. This American would want all of my leaders to act in these ways.

John McCain has just selected a solid leader who has portrayed character and mental fortitude when fighting corruption and wasteful spending in Alaska. I look forward to what she does as Vice President.
hates

Posted by: Neil | August 30, 2008 3:16 PM

ITs true even Huckabee was emailing me and asking and talking about donating, I know many Huckabee supporters that have donated in the name of Palin. McCain really made the Base Happy with that pick., Not everyone is so receptive. Many Hillary supporters do not like it at all http://www.veeppeek.com

Posted by: Dan | August 30, 2008 3:11 PM

How to get Palin to torpedo the GOP bid. Don't bash her. Just ask her two questions, asking her for a strict 'Yes/No' answer:

Moderator: Do you believe that the earth is only 7,000 years old?

Palin: Yes.

Moderator: Do you believe Global Warming is a myth?

Palin: Yes.

Check and mate.

Posted by: playa | August 30, 2008 3:01 PM

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