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Evangelicals Heap Praise on Palin

By Krissah Williams Thompson
Evangelicals, who are practically giddy at Sen. John McCain's vice presidential pick, have spent the day heaping praise on Gov. Sarah Palin.

David Brody, news analyst and blogger for the Christian Broadcast Network, points out that "while Palin may not be known much nationally, conservative evangelical leaders know all about her and think the world of her. They like her. She has been involved and active with many Christian organizations. They like what she stands for and [is] a woman to boot? Are you kidding me? John McCain just changed this race dramatically. Now we will see whether the evangelical base comes storming to his side. The bet here is that it is very likely."

Reaction from the leaders of the religious right, who had been lukewarm to McCain's nomination, poured in all day.

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, said on Brody's blog:

"Sarah Palin clearly addresses the issues so many conservatives are concerned about. It balances out the ticket. She's also really a checkmate for the Democratic Party because folks who were looking to make history for Barack Obama can make history by voting for John McCain in seeing the first woman elected to the vice-presidency. It was a very strategic move by John McCain."

Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, had urged McCain to pick Palin. In a press release today he said:

"Gov. Palin is a vice-presidential selection which shows that John McCain at the age of 72 today is still able to think outside the box. Gov. Palin will delight the Republican base. She is pro-life. It appears that Sen. [Barack] Obama played it safe in picking Sen. Biden and Sen. McCain made the bold and unconventional choice in picking Governor Palin."

Mat Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel and dean of Liberty University School of Law, told the Web site WorldNetDaily:

"There is a high level of optimism among conservative leaders that the McCain-Palin combination is a ticket that will connect with values voters."

Janice Shaw Crouse of the conservative Christian group Concerned Women for America said in a press release:

"It is particularly significant that there is a conservative woman nominated for the nation's second highest office. For years the feminist movement has acknowledged for leadership only those women who embrace a radical agenda. How refreshing that now we have a woman who reflects the values of mainstream American women. Sarah Palin is pro-life, pro-marriage and pro-family. She is a woman who is balancing the personal and professional in admirable ways. She is an outstanding woman who will be an excellent role model for the nation's young people. Sarah Palin is chief among equals with American professional women; she brings the kind of balance that characterizes the high-achieving women of today. She will bring to the forefront of our cultural conversations an intelligent, realistic, well-grounded woman's perspective. Take that feminists -- here is a woman of accomplishment who brings a fresh face to traditional values and models the type of woman most girls want to become."

James Dobson, founder of the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family, said this to the Associated Press:

"Gov. Palin's views align with Sen. McCain's own stated position that human life is precious and must be protected ... This selection by Sen. McCain is a very encouraging sign for his campaign."

By Lexie Verdon  |  August 29, 2008; 6:44 PM ET
Categories:  Religion , Republican Party , Sarah Palin , The Debate Rages On...  
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The only reason the evangelicals support Palin is because she does not have the intelligence to see through their ridiculous beliefs. She supports teaching intelligent design (creationism) along side the scientific theory of evolution in our schools. We will become the laughing stock of the world. Wake up, America!

Posted by: drobbins | August 31, 2008 12:10 PM | Report abuse

In 1977 I remember the rejoicing of the British Labour party when the conservatives chose Margaret Thatcher as their leader.

Posted by: johngringo | August 31, 2008 9:04 AM | Report abuse

Palin got the Alaskan oil pipeline approved - surely that should be rewarded with a seat next to the President !!

It is clearly another oil cabinet being formed -

The Christian Right sadly get used every time - it's on their backs that the Republicans - get their leverage - sprinkling them with their vote getting pro-life fairy dust - to keep the country and the world firmly under oil and the special interests.

If you talk to those in the Christian Right - a significant portion likely can't afford health insurance - may find that the once secure jobs in their areas are disappearing - but on their hopes of having a pro-life and anti-gay government - the Republican party elevates itself - not for the issues which deeply concern those of the Christian Right - but for big oil [the tail that has come to wag to dog] and the special interest of big business.

The loyal Christian Right lured by the same religious teasers - with each election wait in vain in the hope that their single issue will one day be dealt with in the way they see fit - place themselves firmly in the position to be unfairly taken advantage of every time.

The McCain adviser Carly Fiorina (former HP CEO) rightly said that the Republicans have had ample opportunity to deal the pro-life issue but they haven't and likely they won't. She has now been silenced on this issue. Perhaps she should vote for - the change we need - with the Democrats.

McCain has shown that oil comes before experience with his VP pick.

And by now the Christian Right should know that oil comes before their pro-life issue.

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Posted by: oop5mb2pgj | August 31, 2008 1:44 AM | Report abuse

There better not be a valid birth certificate for that fifth Palin child with Sarah's daughter's name on it, because if there is it will most certainly surface. THEN what will the Evangelicals do? They might have bought of on Grandma taking guardianship of granddaughter had it been the original story, but if it is only version two, they may not like being lied to.

Somebody handed John a time bomb, and told him, don't worry, it won't explode until after you get elected.

And just which soab has been advising John from the sidelines with just such a nasty sense of humor. Actually, apparently you get a choice, but one could be CR.

Posted by: cefl;ynline@msn.com | August 30, 2008 10:58 PM | Report abuse

WHY ARE REPUBLICANS SO ANGRY!!! THEY DO A LOT OF NAME CALLING AND HATE MONGERING. I SEE THINGS IN THESE BLOGS ABOUT MILFS, FAGS,VIBRATORS, AND OBAMA IDIOTS BY MCCAIN SUPPORTERS. BUT NOT MUCH ABOUT POLICY. HOW MATURE ARE WE?

DO YOU HAVE ANY REASON WHY YOU ARE THAT ANGRY? JUST HATING LIFE HUH? YOU FOLKS NEED TO SERIOUSLY TAKE A CHILL PILL OR SEEK SOME THERAPY. TRY TURNING OFF FOX NEWS AND LOOK AT A REAL NEWS BROADCAST BECAUSE YOU TEND TO BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU SEE ON THAT CHANNEL. BETTER YET, CUT THE TV OFF AND READ A BOOK.

Posted by: Huh!! | August 30, 2008 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Fiscal conservatives are enjoying this one too. It willbe interesting to here her at the convention and then how she will do against Big Joe Biden, I saw the basketball photo on Huff Post yesterday. She looks like she can throw a few elbows. We will see what the Daily Gallup brings today. http://www.gallup.com/poll/109933/Gallup-Daily-Obama-Stretches-Lead-Points.aspx Different story at http://www.bop-o-rama.com Momentum seems to be with Team McCain,

Posted by: acarponzo | August 30, 2008 12:16 PM | Report abuse

The Game-Changer

Posted: 07:06 PM ET CNN.COM


John P. Avlon
Author, Independent Nation: How Centrists Can Change American Politics

The secretive selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as John McCain’s vice president is a small masterpiece of tactical and strategic triangulation intended to drive a deeper wedge between Hilary and Obama supporters. With both parties now offering historic campaigns of change, Obama loses exclusive use of that emotional real estate, and Republicans may gain a new edge with swing voters by offering both change and more of the same.

The downside for Republicans is that Palin’s selection will undermine their attacks on Barack Obama’s youth and inexperience. Governor Palin was first elected governor in 2006 – and before that she was mayor of her home town in Alaska, Wasilla, with an operating budget of less than $6 million. But Democrats will have a difficult time attacking her without provoking accusations of sexism – Joe Biden’s attack-dog instincts could backfire badly in the VP debate. That is a variation off the same problem Republicans had with Obama until they stumbled upon using humor with the Achilles heel of the “celebrity” argument.

Governor Palin’s status as a pro-life second amendment soccer mom keeps conservatives happy while offering the only (albeit brief) experience with executive leadership on either ticket.

McCain was grinning the grin of the successful gambler as he unveiled his pick in Dayton today. Palin’s introductory speech hit themes designed to appeal across the political spectrum – saying “this is a moment when principles and political independence matter a lot more than just the party line.”

Fiscal conservatives who felt betrayed by the GOP during the era of Tom Delay found plenty to like in her record of cutting taxes and government spending – she actually refused the federal funding for the infamous Bridge to Nowhere.

Independents and centrists will appreciate her role in filing ethics charges against the Republican State Party Chairman and Alaska Attorney General – she is an outsider and a relative reformer in the home state party of indicted Senator Ted Stevens.

Liberals may appreciate her shout outs to Geraldine Ferrarro and Hillary Clinton – and her status as a 44-year old working-mother, married to her union-member high-school sweetheart, and their 5 kids – including an eldest who is due to ship out to Iraq.

The McCain campaign did an M15-job of keeping her selection under-wraps – there were no leaks or rumors even in the early morning of the announcement. In some ways it was a counter to the selection of Joe Biden and McCain’s “7 houses” gaffe. Just as Biden was an acknowledgement of Obama’s weaknesses on experience and foreign policy, Palin brings youth and a blue collar background to the McCain ticket – without angering social conservatives who were threatening to revolt if he defied their pro-life litmus tests.

Palin fits the Republican bill perfectly – but her fast rise from obscurity to being a candidate for vice-president was fast even by Obama-era standards. This is a person who had not been on the national political radar screen at all when the 08 presidential race began in the build to the 06 midterm elections. Whether she will prove to be a seasoned campaigner in the 67‑day sprint to Election Day remains to be seen.

Her selection speaks in part to the striking lack of diversity on the Republican bench, even when it comes to women. And more seasoned figures like Senator Olympia Snowe – who routinely wins 70% re-elections in the blue state of Maine – were never considered due to her liberal social positions. But Palin is an appealing young face – disarming decades old conservative stereotypes – and the Democrats must be on defense the day after their convention.

On a side note, the 2008 election has proved to be big-time for our non-continental states – Hawaii and Alaska, traditional presidential politics after-thoughts, now have native sons and daughters on the each ticket in the form of Obama and Palin. Our 49th and 50th states have come along way since Ike, and half a century since reaching statehood they’ve reached political maturity.

The bottom line: this already historic campaign just got more historic, and more competitive. Sarah Palin’s selection represents an extraordinary evolutionary step forward for the Republican Party, and by extension, for our nation’s politics. Neither the ticket looks like those of the past –and that’s a good thing for America in the 21st Century.

Posted by: Scott | August 30, 2008 11:40 AM | Report abuse

What happens when in a debate someone asks her how old the earth is?

She things the "Flintstones" are historical fact and people and dinosaurs lived together.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 11:32 AM | Report abuse

I hope women will not fall for John McCain's posturing and insult to women by choosing Gov. Palin. SHE IS NO HILLARY CLINTON! I will vote in November, but it will not be for anyone who want to take America back to the dark ages. Women have come too far. I love my country and will do everything I can to make sure republicans are defeated in November.
What an insult.

Obama/Biden 08

Posted by: carrie from georgia | August 30, 2008 8:38 AM | Report abuse

Today's NY Times Article on Palin-

"One of her most significant accomplishments as governor was passing a major tax increase on state oil production, angering oil companies but raising billions of dollars in new revenue. She said the oil companies had previously bribed legislators to keep the taxes low. She subsequently championed legislation that would give some of that money back to Alaskans: Soon, every Alaskan will receive a $1,200 check."

You're RIGHT Bible Thumper- Sounds Horrible and unDemocratic!!

Posted by: Scott | August 30, 2008 8:16 AM | Report abuse

hey bible thumper- you and Obama would have the voters of Berlin choose our President...scared the voters of America want executive experience and a history as a reformer of corrupt government spending in the White House?

" America now enters the "Dark Ages" and become the laughing stock of the civilized world.

May God help us all!"

Posted by: No Bible Thumper | August 30, 2008 7:28 AM

Posted by: Scott | August 30, 2008 7:52 AM | Report abuse

Hey J- Is the President the Chief Executive Officer of our Government?
Well, Complain all you want about the size of the town Palin ran or the length of her governorship, but America values Executive over legislative experience. True? Well we tend to elect Governors-only 2 sitting senators have been elected President- Warren Harding and JFK- but JFK was a military officer....hmm.
Here's a Mom who doesn't fear that her son will be serving his country fighting AlQueda in Iraq- how refreshing. Furthermore, she didn't terminate her fifth child because of his abnormal chromosomes...wow, she not only talks a strong game, she lives it. Hey Soros, Axelrod, Obama, Biden and Pelosi- where have you hidden Baby Alex and his mom? That baby was sure cute....and lucky that his chromosomes were perfect or his loving mother would have vacuumed him right up.
By the way...what business, small or large, town, small or large, or state, small or large has Obama or Biden run?
Has either written a budget and lived by it? We know they can deliver speeches good (obama) or flawed (biden) or stolen ( yep biden again), but is 36 years of writing speeches and "sponsoring" legislation qualifying experience to be the Chief EXECUTIVE of our great nation?
Biden's quite a choice!

Hey Camp Obama can YOU name Biden's 7 glass houses?
1. Insulted Indian american 7 eleven cashiers
2. Sold his vot eto MBNA and the credit card industry in exchange for a half million dollar contract for his lobbyist son
3. Pulled out of 88 race for plagiarism
4. Almost thrown out of law school for plaigirism
5.Claimed to be top of his class
6.Called Obama's personal hygeine "storybook, man"
7. Said it would be an honor to run with or against John McCain


Posted by: Scott | August 30, 2008 7:47 AM | Report abuse

Yeah! Cross burnings, book burnings, bring on the witches! Hester Prynne, better order those "Scarlett Letters" by the gross. America now enters the "Dark Ages" and become the laughing stock of the civilized world.

May God help us all!

Posted by: No Bible Thumper | August 30, 2008 7:28 AM | Report abuse

LET'S FACE IT. EVERY CANDIDATE WILL BE FACED WITH IRRELEVANCE TIED WITH SOME DIRTY COMMENTS.

WE ALL SHARE THE COMMON GOAL OF IMPROVING THE WELLFARE OF OUR LIVES. DON'T YOU? THE NEXT PRESIDENT WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT.

WE HAVE EXPERIENCED THE LAST 8 YEARS OF OUR ADMINISTRATION AND WHAT IS OUR COUNTRY'S CONDITION TODAY?? :( IF YOU ARE(OR WERE) A BUSH SUPPORTER, ARE YOU PROUD?

WHAT IF...
A) ..presidential nominee McCain dies? VP nominee Palin is 44 yrs. old. We may have the youngest and most inexperienced president and surely is tied closely to the oil industry. McCain is old and this scenario can likely happen.

B) ...presidential nominee Obama dies? Palin is experienced and can handle running this stressed country. He's not tied to the oil pigs like Bush. Remember who made a $12 billion profit in 3 months. Not you and not me. Right!!

REMEMBER EVERYONE, EVERY CANDIDATE WILL TELL YOU WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR. BUT LETS LOOK AT OUR PRESENT CONDITION.. WE NEED TO FIX THIS COUNTRY WITH INTEGRITY, NOT FEAR.

Posted by: p_alvi | August 30, 2008 7:20 AM | Report abuse

I think Senator McCain's VP choice was irresponsible, and clearly show his hypocrisy, as his entire campaign has been about the inexperience of Obama, and he even accused Obama of putting himself before his country. Yet, Senator McCain choose an inexperienced VP-whose experience is worst than Obama, and his choice clearly indicate that he was only thinking about himself, and is using his VP to get votes. We are at war on two fronts, and other places in the world are having trouble, yet McCain for all of his rhetoric cared nothing about choosing a republican female VP that was atleast somewhat comparable to his experience in case something happens to him. I think that his choice indicate his thinking about women - the less they know the better, as long as they serve their purpose, and don't get in his way. Although they won't be, women should be outraged, especially when he could have made a more experienced choice. As far as the evangelicals go, they are concerned more about their agenda than for the country in general otherwise they would be outraged as well that McCain if he wins the election will have further weakened the U.S. position by choosing a VP with such lack of experience. Personally, I hope people realize this for what it is nothing more than a really bad political ploy, which show a grave lack of good judgement on McCain's behalf.

Posted by: J | August 30, 2008 2:34 AM | Report abuse

Next you will be selling some butter jelly about how abortion and gun rights will pay off our trillion dollar deficit. Or we can just wait unril China sends it's billion man army to collect the money we poor fools owe for trying to overtake a region we know nothing about. We should fight our own battles not people who laugh at us when we leave the table, just embarrashing. And the lady who says she's voting for McCain, greeeeeaaaat!!!:) NEXT please, that way we don't have to hear any more whinning, just don't whine later or else the repubs will call you on it, in case you hadn't heard.

Posted by: Lynette | August 30, 2008 2:22 AM | Report abuse

I am christian, but since when does running the United States in the 21st century have to do with pleasing church folk??? America is loosing it's grip, we are going to be a third world country still preaching about "how great thou art" while Europe, India, China and some South American countries and middle eastern countries will be laughing and passing us by. Dubai bought our crown jewel in New York, and all we do is sit around discussing abortion which has nothing to do with the price of gas or the cost of a loaf of bread. Both China and America could stand some education on curving population growth. Get a clue, and when you do, tell 10 friends to get one too.

Posted by: lynette | August 30, 2008 2:11 AM | Report abuse

Democrats for McCain = Clinton '12
Sorry Lynette-"true" Democrats don't have to follow the DNC in lock step....who would be the BEST opponent for a one term McCain and his female VP??????
Yes, Lynette, you get to roll again....HILLARY, that's who....so, since we 18 million voted for her once, why not keep hope alive...she'll be campaigning in a short couple of years from now. Did you hear her congratulate McCain's choice..sure she threw in her 2 cents on the direction they were going, but otherwise it was an "attaboy" for her good friend John McCain...priceless.

Posted by: Melissa | August 30, 2008 2:09 AM | Report abuse

funny we try to put down the middle east for keeping women in the dark ages yet we wish we could do the same in America, take away women's rights and cover them in prarie dresses and hair buns, segregated by race also, let's throw that one in there. Most of these so called Clinton changed McCain bloggers were never true dems since you vote on the issues not on gender. I am convinced America has failed in education because we are cranking out some folk who act as dumb as doornails. Also, FYI Iraq wants us to get lost, we should take a billion dollar a week clue and get the heck out. In case you haven't noticed, that freedom crap isn't working anymore. We need to save ouselves further humiliation, especially borrowing pesos from Mexico, thst is just embarrashing.

Posted by: lynette | August 30, 2008 1:59 AM | Report abuse

funny we try to put down the middle east for keeping women in the dark ages yet we wish we could do the same in America, take away women's rights and cover them in prarie dresses and hair buns, segregated by race also, let's throw that one in there. Most of these so called Clinton changed McCain bloggers were never true dems since you vote on the issues not on gender. I am convinced America has failed in education because we are cranking out some folk who act as dumb as doornails. Also, FYI Iraq wants us to get lost, we should take a billion dollar a week clue and get the heck out. In case you haven't noticed, that freedom crap isn't working anymore. We need to save ouselves further humiliation, especially borrowing pesos from Mexico, thst is just embarrashing.

Posted by: lynette | August 30, 2008 1:58 AM | Report abuse

My bet is McCain hits on her and she leaves the ticket.

Posted by: Bill | August 30, 2008 1:49 AM | Report abuse

McCain crumps and we have Sarah Palin across the table from Bad Vlad Putin. No thanks. This is a good time not to be a republican.

Posted by: Bill | August 30, 2008 1:48 AM | Report abuse

"I think you have your vibrator set to high tonight. Calm down."

anonymous (coward)
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It's amazing that such an inclusive group as "Camp Obama" is so misogynistic! Vibrator, MILF, and National Enquirer class comments galore....no wonder they're so easily duped by a Harvard degree and empty oratory into actually seeing The Emperor's New Clothes....sad

Posted by: Scott | August 30, 2008 1:17 AM | Report abuse

I think you have your vibrator set to high tonight. Calm down.

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The dems will pay for snubbing Hillary. I intend to personally work for McCain. The DNC needs a wake up call. When you abuse 51% of the electorate, don't whine when they hit back.

Posted by: Sherry | August 30, 2008 12:44 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 30, 2008 1:09 AM | Report abuse

Amosdefnails,
Complain all you want about the size of the town Palin ran or the length of her governorship, but America values executive over legislative experience. True? Well we tend to elect governors-only 2 sitting senators have been elected President- Warren Harding and JFK- but JFK was a military officer....hmm.
Here's a Mom who doesn't fear that her son will be serving his country fighting AlQueda in Iraq- how refreshing. Furthermore, she didn't terminate her fifth child because of his abnormal chromosomes...wow, she not only talks a strong game, she lives it. Hey Soros, Axelrod, Obama, Biden and Pelosi- where have you hidden Baby Alex and his mom? That baby was sure cute....and lucky that his chromosomes were perfect or his loving mother would have vacuumed him right up.
By the way...what business, small or large, town, small or large, or state, small or large has Obama or Biden run?
Has either written a budget and lived by it? We know they can deliver speeches good (obama) or flawed (biden) or stolen ( yep biden again), but is 36 years of writing speeches and "sponsoring" legislation qualifying experience to be the Chief EXECUTIVE of our great nation?
Biden's quite a choice!

Hey amosdefnails, can YOU name Biden's 7 glass houses?
1. Insulted Indian american 7 eleven cashiers
2. Sold his vot eto MBNA and the credit card industry in exchange for a half million dollar contract for his lobbyist son
3. Pulled out of 88 race for plagiarism
4. Almost thrown out of law school for plaigirism
5.Claimed to be top of his class
6.Called Obama's personal hygeine "storybook, man"
7. Said it would be an honor to run with or against John McCain

Posted by: Scott | August 30, 2008 1:09 AM | Report abuse

The dems will pay for snubbing Hillary. I intend to personally work for McCain. The DNC needs a wake up call. When you abuse 51% of the electorate, don't whine when they hit back.

Posted by: Sherry | August 30, 2008 12:44 AM | Report abuse

Today Republicans were not making any sense defending Gov. Palin. They were saying allot give her a chance. I thought Obama was very clear when he said, enough, they had 8 years of chances and they failed everyone of them. Now Mccain picks a women conservative thats against women rights completely and global warming and they want the American people to give them another 4 more years. Obama was right Mccain just dont get it.

Posted by: amosdefnails | August 30, 2008 12:39 AM | Report abuse

Hey critic 4 u:

Priest apologizes for mocking Clinton while at Obama church - CNN.com-Barack Obama's church took aim at Sen. Hillary Clinton; The Rev. Michael Pfleger said Clinton cried because she felt entitled to presidency;
Do you mean this reverend?

Hey Grandma-

Here's a Mom who doesn't fear that her son will be serving his country fighting AlQueda in Iraq- how refreshing. Furthermore, she didn't terminate him because of his abnormal chromosomes...wow, she not only talks a strong game, she lives it. Hey Soros, Axelrod, Obama, Biden and Pelosi- where have you hidden Baby Alex and his mom? That baby was sure cute....and lucky that his chromosomes were perfect or his loving mother would have vacuumed him right up.
By the way...what business, small or large, town, small or large, or state, small or large has Obama or Biden run?
Has either written a budget and lived by it? We know they can deliver speeches good (obama) or flawed (biden) or stolen ( yep biden again), but is 36 years of writing speeches and "sponsoring" legislation qualifying experience to be the Chief EXECUTIVE of our great nation?

Posted by: Scott | August 29, 2008 10:47 PM | Report abuse

Really if you are a Christian or a Mormon how can you vote for her, after all God, Jesus and then the husband, she can not make a decision without consulting her husband in the god hierarchy, so actually McCain chose her husband?

Posted by: grandma | August 29, 2008 10:29 PM | Report abuse

McCain has always liked his beauty queens. As for her, it is an awful shame that she had a special needs child to hand him off to nannies and surrogates. He needs her and she wants to play politician...some family values.

Posted by: Wise woman | August 29, 2008 10:27 PM | Report abuse

Is it just me or is anyone else terrified of this woman becoming president????

Posted by: Critic 4 u | August 29, 2008 10:24 PM | Report abuse

The days when the evangelical_Lunatics choose the president is over. By the way how is the gay crack smoking pastor doing. Is he finished sinning yet???

Posted by: Critic 4U | August 29, 2008 10:22 PM | Report abuse

"... all I'm going to say about her 'fifth kid' is that when John Edwards was alleged in the National Enquirer to have had an affair and "love child," people scoffed and blew it off for months and months.

Just wait on this one.

Posted by: Double D | August 29, 2008 9:28 PM

... man, you are going to crap yourself when you see Palin in the National Enquirer in two weeks. At least Obama didn't NAME his Enquirer cover boy to the ticket. LOL"

Posted by: Double D | August 29, 2008 9:42 PM

**************

No, I think you are "crapping" YOURSELF

Posted by: Scott | August 29, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

Double D (law school grades?)
Keep it up, all the women reading this and future blogs will be quite impressed with Camp Obama smearing a woman's sexual morals!
Hey I have a great idea- let Joe Biden copy off YOUR paper and use this line of inuendo in the VP debate...

Posted by: Scott | August 29, 2008 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Again, I never said anything about an affair, other than when it referred to Edwards. Nor did I say the child is a 'love child.' But continue with your stunning lack of comprehension skills. It's quite impressive.

Posted by: Double D | August 29, 2008 9:54 PM | Report abuse

.... and Republicans weren't sounding the alarms about Edwards when the Enquirer was the only publication talking about his controversy.

Let's keep it real, guys. Besides, there hasn't been anything about Palin in the Enquirer ... yet.

Just making a prediction based on interesting info. Just try to be a little humbled if it happens, OK?

Posted by: Double D | August 29, 2008 9:53 PM | Report abuse

Scott:

Double D "thinks" he didn;t say anything about an affair and/or "love child" (maybe that was the fake Double D ; )

Posted by: JakeD | August 29, 2008 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Obama's supporters so often cite YouTube and The Enquirer as refernce sources....no offense.

Posted by: Scott | August 29, 2008 9:49 PM | Report abuse

So much for "all I'm going to say ..."

Posted by: JakeD | August 29, 2008 9:48 PM | Report abuse

Obama Junkie-
See ttran @8:58, thanks.

Posted by: Scott | August 29, 2008 9:44 PM | Report abuse

I said nothing about an affair ... but I understand if you aren't such sharp readers ... it's OK.

Posted by: Double D | August 29, 2008 9:43 PM | Report abuse

... man, you are going to crap yourself when you see Palin in the National Enquirer in two weeks. At least Obama didn't NAME his Enquirer cover boy to the ticket. LOL

Posted by: Double D | August 29, 2008 9:42 PM | Report abuse

Hey Double plagiarist-
In order to diagnose Down's Syndrome, a chromosomal analysis must be done on amniotic fluid...both parent's chromosome profile must also be examined.......love child? yes, she surely looked to be deeply in love with her husband, the union member and world champion snowmobile racer....you're such a slime...that's why you love Biden!

Posted by: Scott | August 29, 2008 9:42 PM | Report abuse

Double D:

Fine, please let that be all you are going to say.

Everyone else:

There have been no allegations of any affair -- today was the Governor and First Gentleman's 20th Wedding Anniversary -- Trig was born in Alaska, even though Governor Palin was in Texas when her water broke and had to take an 11 hour flight home. She did return to work three days later. No harm, no foul.

Posted by: JakeD | August 29, 2008 9:41 PM | Report abuse

Of course evangelicals praise Palin but once middle America gets a good taste of her extreme views and interesting background the Obama/Biden ticket is going to look very good for moderate Republicans and conservative Democrats.

The Palin pick may energize the Republican evangelical base, but it turn off the much of those independents .

Posted by: Obama-Junkie | August 29, 2008 9:40 PM | Report abuse

Hmm .... didn't realize that 'almost' getting thrown out of law school was so damning. Not sure how that compares to finishing 'almost' last in your Naval Academy class. Better take that one to my pastor.

Posted by: Double D | August 29, 2008 9:39 PM | Report abuse

....and the Democratic VP candidate still says "the kid is not my son.....Billy Jean...
What is it about Democratic VP candidates lately?

Joe Biden-
1. Insulted Indian American 7 Eleven Cashiers
2. Called Barack Obama's personal hygeine "storybook, man"
3. Sold out credit card industry
4. Claimed to be "top" of his law school class...almost thrown out
5. Said Obama wasn't ready to be president- not an office for "on the job training"
6. Said he Would be proud to serve with or against mcCain

Posted by: Scott | August 29, 2008 9:35 PM | Report abuse

... all I'm going to say about her 'fifth kid' is that when John Edwards was alleged in the National Enquirer to have had an affair and "love child," people scoffed and blew it off for months and months.

Just wait on this one.

Posted by: Double D | August 29, 2008 9:28 PM | Report abuse

Born at Georgetown University Hospital, sixteen days after his father was elected to the presidency, John F. Kennedy, Jr., was in the public spotlight from infancy. He lived for most of the first three years of his life in the White House, and in the eye of the media and public who adored his antics. The nickname "John-John" came from a reporter mishearing his father calling him ("John" spoken twice in quick succession). Even as a boy, he was often photographed and still referred to publicly as "John-John", although Kennedy family members themselves did not use the nickname. His father was assassinated on November 22, 1963, three days before his third birthday.

The funeral procession actually took place on his birthday, November 25, 1963. While his father's flag-draped casket was being carried out from St. Matthew's Cathedral, young JFK, Jr. stepped forward, and in an emotional and iconic image of the 1960s gave his father a final salute.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_F._Kennedy,_Jr.#Early_life

Posted by: JakeD | August 29, 2008 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Double D:

She did have her fifth child, Trig Paxson Van Palin, in April of 2008 (JFK had a child right after the election in 1960 ; )

Posted by: JakeD | August 29, 2008 9:24 PM | Report abuse

Hey Double - Did YOU almost get thrown out of Law School for plagiarism too?
Oh, you did?

No wonder it seems insignificant to you as well...

When the Russians invade Estonia, Biden can't copy off of McCain's paper!

Posted by: Scott | August 29, 2008 9:22 PM | Report abuse

Jim, you are assuming that she had a child while in office.

Posted by: Double D | August 29, 2008 9:20 PM | Report abuse

I love the plagiarism .... guy used the same line from town to town, credited the Labor Party guy 90 percent of the time, forgot to state the guy's name on occasion in East Bumblehump, and that's considered plagiarism.

If that's the criteria, then every time I don't credit Bill Murray or Ted Knight every time I quote "Caddyshack," I'm a plagiarist.

Posted by: Double D | August 29, 2008 9:19 PM | Report abuse

Dobson-
"The choice of Palin was one of the most exciting moments of the political season"
"electric"
...really don't worry about McCain and evangelics!

Posted by: Scott | August 29, 2008 9:14 PM | Report abuse

I'm an evangelical, and I'm voting for McCain-Palin (she's not running for Pastor ; )

Posted by: JakeD | August 29, 2008 9:14 PM | Report abuse

Jim, according to CNN, at a meeting of 100 Evangelical leaders with the McCain campaign today, "hugs" were the order of the day- they're ecstatic!
James Dobson was just on Hannity/Combs tonight- previously said he would not vote for McCain- Now enthusiatic about "the ticket"...." I feel a whole lot better"....so don't worry.

Posted by: Scott | August 29, 2008 9:13 PM | Report abuse

The Evangelicals I know would not be impressed by a woman that goes back to work three days after her baby is born.

Many Evangelical churches will not allow women pastors. It will be interesting to watch. The Internet already has a long list of contradictory information about Palin.

Posted by: Jim | August 29, 2008 9:06 PM | Report abuse

Hey Jordy and Matt- Meet ttran!

Posted by: Scott | August 29, 2008 9:05 PM | Report abuse

Iam a long time supporter of Hillary's Presidency. Now she is gone. And I am glad McCain brought in Palin. I am now supporting for McCain-Palin. We are for you now McCain

Posted by: ttran | August 29, 2008 8:58 PM | Report abuse

Ben- does Joe Biden have executive experience about which I am unaware?
Is he a proven plagiarist?
Did he sell out to MBNA and the credit card industry....unlike his fellow Democratic Senators.....in order to obtain a 5 year 500,000 dollar consulting contract for his son? (NYT p. A13 8/25/08)
Oh, I thought so....

Posted by: Scott | August 29, 2008 8:39 PM | Report abuse

The republicans rip on Obama for his supposed lack of experience. And then Mccain chooses a vice president with even less experience than Obama. If Mccain should die, i hate to mention it but he is old and at times has certainly looked better, are we really ready to have someone with two years of experience being governor of Alaska become our president? I mean, I like Alaska and all, but it really doesn't have that many people, and a lot of the issues that are there aren't exactly the same issues as some of the more populous parts of the country. Biden has the experience, knowledge, and skill to be a decent president were something to happen to Obama, but Palin, regardless of whether i agree with her on issues, she just doesn't strike me as some one who would know what might go on in my life, down here in the other 48.

Posted by: ben | August 29, 2008 8:33 PM | Report abuse

Hey Jordy-
When John McCain beats Barack Obama with Palin by his side who is the only candidate the Dems will choose to knock him off in 2012?????? Right Clinton- you give Dems for McCain dba Clinton '12 too little credit!
Besides,
Here's a Mom who doesn't fear that her son will be serving his country fighting AlQueda in Iraq- how refreshing. Furthermore, she didn't terminate him because of his abnormal chromosomes...wow, she not only talks a strong game, she lives it. Hey Soros, Axelrod, Obama, Biden and Pelosi- where have you hidden Baby Alex and his mom? That baby was sure cute....and lucky that his chromosomes were perfect or his loving mother would have vacuumed him right up.
By the way...what business, small or large, town, small or large, or state, small or large has Obama or Biden run?
Has either written a budget and lived by it? We know they can deliver speeches good (obama) or flawed (biden) or stolen ( yep biden again), but is 36 years of writing speeches and "sponsoring" legislation qualifying experience to be the Chief EXECUTIVE of our great nation?

Posted by: cott | August 29, 2008 8:32 PM | Report abuse

I hope losing the support of the other 75% of women is worth selection an abortion extemist like Palin? Yikes - good for the base, but a totally unpopular position for the majority of women. Hillary supporters won't walk, they'll run from barbie and mccain. I'm insulted that they think they could throw any old uterus on the ballot and think women would be fooled. This is a token selection - the women truly isn't qualified to play second chair to a 72 year old candidate. The pta, ok - the USA, no way, no how.

Posted by: Jordy | August 29, 2008 8:28 PM | Report abuse

Is it to late to add about 3-4 more VP debates?!?

Posted by: Obama/Biden - 08! | August 29, 2008 8:21 PM
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That's asking a lot of Biden- to "borrow" that much material

Posted by: Anonymous | August 29, 2008 8:24 PM | Report abuse

Is it to late to add about 3-4 more VP debates?!?

Posted by: Obama/Biden - 08! | August 29, 2008 8:21 PM | Report abuse

Evangelicals are the only group this pick makes sense for. And they don't have the power they used to have that could win an election. McCain is seriously whacked...

http://www.political-buzz.com/

Posted by: matt | August 29, 2008 8:08 PM

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Wait a sec Matt, what's that big cat found in the Mountain West ( and lately the other 50 states) ...what is it again? Cougar? Mountain Lion? No, No I know......

P-U-M-A!
(think again Matt)

Posted by: Scott | August 29, 2008 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Evangelicals are the only group this pick makes sense for. And they don't have the power they used to have that could win an election. McCain is seriously whacked...

http://www.political-buzz.com/

Posted by: matt | August 29, 2008 8:08 PM | Report abuse

Hey MoveOn.Org and Liberal Dems:
Here's a Mom who doesn't fear that her son will be serving his country fighting AlQueda in Iraq- how refreshing. Furthermore, she didn't terminate him because of his abnormal chromosomes...wow, she not only talks a strong game, she lives it. Hey Soros, Axelrod, Obama, Biden and Pelosi- where have you hidden Baby Alex and his mom? That baby was sure cute....and lucky that his chromosomes were perfect or his loving mother would have vacuumed him right up.
By the way...what business, small or large, town, small or large, or state, small or large has Obama or Biden run?
Has either written a budget and lived by it? We know they can deliver speeches good (obama) or flawed (biden) or stolen ( yep biden again), but is 36 years of writing speeches and "sponsoring" legislation qualifying experience to be the Chief EXECUTIVE of our great nation?

Posted by: Scott | August 29, 2008 8:07 PM | Report abuse

Hey MoveOn.Org and Liberal Dems:
Here's a Mom who doesn't fear that her son will be serving his country fighting AlQueda in Iraq- how refreshing. Furthermore, she didn't terminate him because of his abnormal chromosomes...wow, she not only talks a strong game, she lives it. Hey Soros, Axelrod, Obama, Biden and Pelosi- where have you hidden Baby Alex and his mom? That baby was sure cute....and lucky that his chromosomes were perfect or his loving mother would have vacuumed him right up.
By the way...what business, small or large, town, small or large, or state, small or large has Obama or Biden run?
Has either written a budget and lived by it? We know they can deliver speeches good (obama) or flawed (biden) or stoleb ( yep biden again), but is 36 years of writing speeches and "sponsoring" legislation qualifying experience to be the Cheif EXECUTIVE of our great nation?

Posted by: Scott | August 29, 2008 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Was he losing the evangelical base? I mean, there was noise about Dobson not endorsing him and him being weak among evangelicals, but every poll has showed him holding a very high percentage of Republicans. Does this actually shore up a weakness? Or is the "McCain is weak with the base" talk just talk with no data backing it?

Posted by: Phil | August 29, 2008 7:49 PM | Report abuse

What really gets me is how Grampy McCain got absolutely HOSED by Bush, PUNK'D, both in the Repub primaries (South Carolina 2000, anyone?), then by adopting the lapdog cheerleader role so he could get Bush's base and then. . . voila! no base!!! McCain gets stuck instead with the worst economy, the worst foreign policy, the worst . . . I mean, there's only abject, misereable, putrid failure, as far as the eye can see! McCain gets slathered with the broadest brush of unholy loserdom imagineable.

No one. Especially McCain. Would have thought that the George Bush Republican brand would be so rancid in 2008. And that's what McCain's got now. Timing is everything..."my friends".

Posted by: Bu$h Wacked | August 29, 2008 7:43 PM | Report abuse

hER as vice president is a joke isn't it?

Posted by: Tim | August 29, 2008 7:42 PM | Report abuse

John McCain is incompatible with Christian Evangelical beliefs. Unless they're more interested in Politics than true Christian values, in which case they'll be led around like the sheep they are by hypocritical and profane politicians.

Bush/Cheney/McCain.
No More Years!!

Posted by: thebob.bob | August 29, 2008 7:42 PM | Report abuse

MCCAIN DOESN'T EVEN KNOW HER. THIS IS ANOTHER ONE OF MCCAINS GIMMICKS.

Posted by: BRAD | August 29, 2008 7:41 PM | Report abuse

WE'LL WOMEN I GUESS WITH THE MCCAIN TICKET WE'LL HAVE A SUPREME COURT TO THE RIGHT. PALIN IS PRO LIFE AND HE CAN'T COMPARE TO HILLARY CLINTON IN HER DARNEST DREAMS.

Posted by: DAVE. | August 29, 2008 7:40 PM | Report abuse

Will the WaPo ask her how old the Earth is, or will they continue to smoke McSame's schlong?

Posted by: Ura Hack | August 29, 2008 7:20 PM | Report abuse

What happens when they ask her how old the earth is?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 29, 2008 7:10 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Ed | August 29, 2008 6:48 PM | Report abuse

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