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Palin's Sojourn as a Sportscaster

By Garance Franke-Ruta
Barack Obama's official campaign position on John McCain's new running mate Sarah Palin is to congratulate her and focus on continuing to link McCain and President Bush and argue that even though her nomination is historic, the McCain-Palin ticket represents "more of the same."

But Obama has hordes of online supporters who don't abide by campaign strictures about message discipline. And they have time on their hands to dig into Palin's electronic paper and video trail, thousands of self-appointed researchers who may well go off on tangents of which their favored candidate might not approve. This presents a real risk for his campaign, as well as a potential boon.

The online Obama backers are also just curious, trying to answer for themselves the question, "Who is Sarah Palin?" And so this morning in my inbox there was the above video clip, courtesy of "JoeJoeJoe," a frequent commenter on political blogs, that was earlier uploaded on the YouTube account of "barackobamaworld," a YouTube user who says she is based in Taiwan and is an "American Canadian and Taiwanese citizen" who is eligible to vote.

The video, of Palin (then Sarah Heath) as a sportscaster giving the news on the Iditarod and college basketball games, is neither here nor there politically. But it is of biographical interest, helping to fill in the picture of a life about which little is yet know. It shows that she has 20 years of familiarity with being in front of the camera -- which is more than many first term governors have -- and also that, like Obama, she knows her basketball. And also, like Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and millions of now middle-aged women, she once had herself some serious '80s hair.

By Web Politics Editor  |  August 31, 2008; 11:21 AM ET
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Posted by: wgyesrfou whfukdzia | September 7, 2008 11:32 AM | Report abuse

I believe the Republican party, as they would have us believe, is the only party that can fix all the damage done to this country over the last 8 years during which the Republicans were in power.... That makes perfect sense to me.

Oh yeah, and McCain should try to steal a few more of Obama's platforms. It seems to be a good tactic.

Posted by: Reason | September 5, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

It is interesting to switch from American t.v. to Canadian t.v. and see the difference in reporting.
Happened to watch a Canadian newscast last night.
According to IT:
Palin was on the day she gave birth to the last child in Texas, giving a speech. ( which normal pregnant woman would go against dr's orders and fly that late in ones' pregnancy). Apparently her water broke ( so the story goes), but she decided to FLY back to Alaska ( pretty irresponsible from a health point of view considering the lenght of the flight)
She then by-passed several large hospitals on her way out of town, choosing a small, rural hospital instead ( again, responsible?)
This small hospital has an online registry of births. Her name is not on it.

The youngest child, held by the pregnant mother, sure looks a LOT older to me, as a Mom, than 4 months.

What is going on here?

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Posted by: 45ywpo6vn0 | September 2, 2008 7:49 PM | Report abuse

I'm impressed, A woman who knows sports?!?! She just keeps on impressing!, She's more of a Man than Obama!!!

If it was Obama Vs. Palin, I'm thinking she'd show him what it is to be a man.

It's NOT Obama Vs. Palin, It's McChange Vs. Obama. McChange is far more experienced, we are voting for president and McCain's VP is more experienced and selfless than Obama, a presidential canidate!

The DNC is the biggest disappointment ever! Are they dumb-o-crats or what?!?! Clinton would have won, with ease! The DNC is going to learn a lesson, and so is America.

McChange/Palin 08'

McChange - Obama PALs-IN Comparision!

Posted by: Not A Pawn To OBAMACON! | September 1, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Hubby and I have voted Democratic for over 30 years, but it's over. No longer will we be enablers for the murder of innocent babies; for the corruption of our public school curriculum and the resulting disastrous effects on our nations ability to compete world wide; for making heroes out of people who perpetrate extreme high risk behavior upon our country's blood supply and medical system; and finally we are done enabling a cabal of celebrity politicians.

Sarah Palin is the type of citizen servant our constitution cries out for.

Posted by: ruralamerica | September 1, 2008 11:34 AM | Report abuse

I don't care whether or not the baby is Sarah Palin's or her 16 yo daughter's. There can be a million valid reasons to have an experienced mother take on the result of a child's pregnancy. In addition, in many cases, keeping that info within the family is perfectly reasonable.

In the Palin case however, Sarah's decision to not seek an abortion of a down's syndrome child is touted to solidify her 'pro-life' standing. Her ability to be a politician of a lightly populated state AND be an exemplar of "Christian" family values is supposed to be evidence of her executive prowess.

All of these efforts by the Republicans to 'sell' Sarah to the American voter means that her family life is an issue.

However, the real problem is McCain made a choice for the V.P. without the proper vetting. He met her only once (4 if you believe certain pro-McCain sited). It's reckless, impulsive and shows disdain for the importance of the office. Keep this guy out of the WH and his finger off the button.

Posted by: thebob.bob | September 1, 2008 11:33 AM | Report abuse

You people are nuts.

Posted by: Westexacan | September 1, 2008 12:08 AM | Report abuse

The President presents the budget and signs it when Congress approves it. Check out www.outshine.com Search for the national debt for the USA.....very good graph .... you must see....

Posted by: Beverly | August 31, 2008 7:42 PM | Report abuse

MCCAIN PALIN

THE ONLY CHOICE FOR ANYONE WHO CARES ABOUT; WORKING FAMILIES
THE NATIONAL DEBT, OR OUR FUTURE

Posted by: tojoley | August 31, 2008 7:37 PM | Report abuse

beverly WITH ALL DUE RESPECT - you are way, WAY wrong !!!!!!!!!!!! which means you are STILL supporting the WRONG TICKET - you are 180 degrees off on your "facts"

here are the facts - the NATIONAL DEBT WENT UP under Bill Clinton - the budget deficits went down and we even ended up with a budget surplus for ONE fiscal year before bill's departure (but the interest caused the total debt to still go up) - and did BILL apply that one budget surplus to the national debt ??? NO - he spent it

and as JEN points out, the Republicans controlled both houses of congress while CLINTON was president (for the first time in 40 years) and guess who controls the budget - the president ? WRONG - it's congress - so what is the TRUTH ?? the TRUTH is that the only time we have had a budget surplus in the last 40 years is when the Republicans controlled both houses of congress for the first time in 40 years (and that was helped by a bipartisan base-closure commission that was formed before clinton took office)

now the democratic congress (who control the budget) have again controlled BOTH houses of congress for the last two years and what has happened to the budget deficits ? INCREASED - and so has the national debt - and when bad economic policies are implemented and interest rates go up, the national debt goes up faster

now I'll freely admit a lot of Republicans voted for that same disgusting wasteful GIVEAWAY FOR THE RICH just like OBAMA did - just a few weeks ago (MCCAIN voted NO to this disgusting waste of taking from the POOR and giving to the RICH that OBAMA just voted for !)


you said I made some good points but you did not take up my challenge regarding my best point in relevance to THIS election - which is;

WHY DID OBAMA VOTE FOR THAT PRO-RICH , BUDGET BUSTING , PRO-FAT CAT, CORPORATE LOVING , WASTEFUL SPENDING BILL THIS VERY YEAR - 2008 ?

BECAUSE FOR ALL OF HIS SPEECHES, OBAMA DOES NOT WALK THE WALK

OBAMA IS A CORPORATE SELLOUT - OBAMA IS CLOSER TO BUSH THAN MCCAIN IS IN TERMS OF SPENDING AND OBAMA SUPPORTS THESE FEDERAL GIVEAWAYS TO THE ULTRA-RICH AND HURTS THE WORKING CLASS


OBAMA HURTS WORKING FAMILIES THAT ARE ALREADY STRUGGLING - HE'S ALREADY DONE IT AS A SENATOR AND YOU WANT TO MAKE HIM PRESIDENT IN THE NAME OF CURBING SPENDING ???? UN -FREAKING-BELIEVABLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!

there are corporate sellouts in both parties and OBAMA IS ONE OF THE CORPORATE SELLOUTS - the PROOF is right there so all can see (all who want to)

so BEVERLY if you REALLY care about THE BUDGET, THE NATIONAL DEBT, OR WASTEFUL SPENDING, YOU CANNOT EVEN THINK ABOUT VOTING FOR OBAMA !!!

OR DO YOU NOT REALLY CARE - AND YOU REALLY JUST WANT A ROCK STAR ?

AT LEAST HAVE THE GUTS TO ADMIT IT

but since the corporate sellouts are SURELY in BOTH parties, we need reformers like MCCAIN / PALIN who will take on BOTH parties

THERE IS ONLY ONE CHOICE

MCCAIN / PALIN 2008

NCCAIN / PALIN

Posted by: tojoley | August 31, 2008 7:25 PM | Report abuse

Yeh, but can you get a decent sports cast out of Joe Biden?

Posted by: BD | August 31, 2008 6:54 PM | Report abuse

Republican woman, stay away from me. Republican woman, mama let me be. Don’t come hangin’ around my door. I don’t wanna see your face no more. I got more important things to do. Than spend my time growin’ old with you. Republican woman, get away from me. I don’t need your war machines. I don’t need your beauty queens. Coloured lights can hypnotize. Sparkle someone else’s eyes. Goodbye, Republican woman. Goodbye, Republican chick. Goodbye, Republican broad ... (Adapted from The Guess Who's American Woman)

Posted by: hamishdad | August 31, 2008 6:27 PM | Report abuse

The debt went down in Clinton terms in office because a majority Republican congress road his butt he had no choice.

Posted by: jen | August 31, 2008 6:21 PM | Report abuse

Why didn't Obama bring his white grandmother or his dirt poor black grandmother in kenya to his convention...the white one make him not look black enough for president? or poor black one not elite enough?
What is Obama's excuse for excluding his grandmothers from the convention?

Posted by: jen | August 31, 2008 6:17 PM | Report abuse

You bring up some points.....but check out the party that was leading the nation for the last 35-40 years where the debt accelerated. It will be more of the same with McSame. At least in Clinton's years the debt went DOWN...not up. 9.6 trillion and growing is a disgrace. McSame voted against raising the minimum wage 18 or 19 times....has voted against all VA benefit amendments in the past couple of years...and the list goes on.


Posted by: Beverly | August 31, 2008 6:08 PM | Report abuse

trust me - I believe you Beverly - I've already seen the obscene national debt numbers - which is exactly why we need reformers like MCCAIN and PALIN instead of more corporate sellouts like obama !!!

you are right about one thing;

It is time to stop the wasteful spending !

Is there any other hope of putting a dent in the debt ?

MCCAIN just voted NO to the biggest PORK bill of 2008 while OBAMA voted YES to that same wasteful spending that sent hard earned money of working families straight to the FAT wallets of the ULTRA-RICH corporate fatcats.

SO by your own standards, BEVERLY , you are supporting the wrong ticket.

You are in fact, supporting a corporate sellout named OBAMA who is all talk and no walk and it is OBAMA that "DOESN'T GET IT".

DON'T WORRY - THERE IS STILL TIME TO CHANGE YOUR VOTE.

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT AGE YOU GET POTTY TRAINED - IT JUST MATTERS THAT YOU GET POTTY TRAINED IN TIME.

IF YOU STILL DISAGREE WITH ME, THEN RATIONALIZE OBAMA'S VOTE !

I DARE YOU !

IF YOU REALLY CARE ABOUT THE OVERSPENDERS LIKE OBAMA, WHY DO YOU HESITATE TO SUPPORT HIS OPPONENT - OR IS THAT WHAT YOU REALLY CARE ABOUT ?

MAYBE YOU JUST WANT YOUR ROCK STAR IN OFFICE AND YOU SHOULD JUST ADMIT IT.

EITHER THAT, OR VOTE FOR THE TICKET THAT ACTUALLY WALKS THE WALK;

MCCAIN / PALIN

Posted by: tojoley | August 31, 2008 6:01 PM | Report abuse

"Palin is more experienced to be VP than Obama is to be president."
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"Obama's negative campaigning, linking McCain to one of the most dislike US presidents ever, irks me. Not because it is negative, but because Obama keeps on lying about keeping it clean."
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What chu smokin' Nick?

Obama - Harvard Degree, Taught US Constitutional Law and Edited the Harvard Law Review.

Palin - Got a Bachelors Degree so she could interview local jocks on TV.

Obama - Won a two year campaign to defeat a former First Lady, US Senator from NY and her Ex President husband while rounding up 2 million contributors, the support of the DNC and winning the nomination.

Palin - Replaced an unpopular Gov. less than 2 years ago and was picked for VP after a 2 hour meeting with Sen. McCain.

Qualified for VP? Give me hit of that!

Obama is just telling you that NOBODY but you and Bill W wants another 4 minutes let alone 4 years of this. That's called telling the truth.

C'mon Nick, there's no reason for you to go down with the ship.

Posted by: John Quimby | August 31, 2008 6:00 PM | Report abuse

Why would anyone want a 'regular' person to be President or Vice-President of the United States? I want the smartest, most capable person to take the role.

Posted by: huh | August 31, 2008 5:53 PM | Report abuse

well jane, at least now we maybe understand your mindless liberalism

but can you tell me how you justify OBAMA giving all those millions to the rich VERY recently ??

hay preguntas otras ?

(can you translate that ? did I spell anything wrong in another language ?)

I care about American working families who are struggling and now that I know obama is ALL talk and NO walk on that matter, it is an easy pick - but you and the Dixie Chicks can go worry about what other countries think more than you worry about people who have to work for a living over here in America.

good luck with that

I, however, care about American working families more than what some eurodude looking down his nose at us (while he invests in our stock-market).

and since I care about what matters, my choice is easy ;

MCCAIN / PALIN 2008

Posted by: tojoley | August 31, 2008 5:50 PM | Report abuse

This is our time, this our chance, to step into a new era.

Dies ist unsere Zeit, dies ist unsere Chance, in eine neue Ära zu treten.

Go Obama / Biden!!!

Posted by: Jane | August 31, 2008 5:47 PM | Report abuse

tojoley Can't help but respond to you and the reference I made to Bush. Perhaps I should have mentioned the name McSame and tied the two together. I live in Arizona and I KNOW what to expect from McSame/McCain; and it is McBush.... Did you bother to google the National Debt and administration that was involved? Better check it out. You will probably not believe it either.

Posted by: Beverly | August 31, 2008 5:45 PM | Report abuse

pssss beverly...... here is a secret but don't tell anyone ..... obama is NOT running against BUSH ...... (keep it quiet, most probamas are too stupid to figure it out) .... ssshhhhhh ......

and floridobama worker - you are right - it should be about policy NOT personality

so why did obama vote for that pro-corporate anti worker multimillion dollar give-away TO THE RICH ??

cause OBAMA is a corporate sell out who gives a good speech that he does NOT even believe in himself

policy NOT personality

MCCAIN / PALIN 2008

Posted by: tojoley | August 31, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

tojoley

As a person who grew up in Europe (Germany, Sweden) and lives there all her life I am proud of my English knowledge, because my mother tongue is German and it is the language spoken in my family. Deutsch ist meine Muttersprache. But my nationality is American, because my dad is a proud American who voted democrats and republicans during his life.
Nevertheless that doesn't make me less interested in the future of America or my reasoning somehow absurd. I am going to vote Obama. Palin is not a good choice and your childish remarks about the spelling of my foreign language are not going to change that. It is sad how that made you happy for a moment, but take the test in some foreign language and we will see the score.

Posted by: Jane | August 31, 2008 5:38 PM | Report abuse

HEY jerry - what was obama thinking when he picked someone who was PROVEN to make the most seriously WRONG foreign policy decision possible by obama's own standards ??

what was obama thinking when he picked a VP choice known for his partisanship (and PROVING obama's new politics message to be a HOAX) ??

it's not about black and white or male and female or history , Jerry - it's about policy

and obama has turned a hard left while mccain continues to care about working americans - that's the policy ALL Americans should be looking at, Jerry

and look at obama's vote to NOT drill (and give working families some relief in their gas expenses)

and even
worse ;

look at obama's RECENT vote to he an ANTI-robin hood and take tax bucks FROM struggling families and GIVE it to RICH corporations

I'm an independent whose mind is now made up and unlike you, I am going to put my country first !

MCCAIN / PALIN

Posted by: tojoley | August 31, 2008 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Google this!!!. Check out the National Debt for the USA, by year and administration. The President is the only one that signs off on the budget (the buck stops here). Vote Republican for more of the SAME. Bush-it!!!! Obama is the one.... any day, any year, any time.

Posted by: Beverly | August 31, 2008 5:33 PM | Report abuse

Hear what he husband thinks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIwpg_QsYnc
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Sarah Palin is definitely a looker. Not hard to imagine how she could get elected to office in man-heavy Alaska, but that's beside the point.

The issue is readiness, and there is no way in hell this woman is qualified for the vice presidency.

McCain succeeded only in proving that winning is the only thing he's thinking of. Security? Nope. Economy? Nope. Health care? Nope. Beating the young black whippersnapper at any cost? Bingo!

I'm voting for Obama.

Posted by: jerry | August 31, 2008 5:26 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 31, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

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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judy - IF sarah palin lacks the qualifications, then CLEARLY so does barack obama !!!!!!!!!!!!

and p.s. - your beloved left wing (highly partisan) democratic party could have put their woman on the ticket - why didn't they ??

can you give one good reason why hillary is not on YOUR ticket instead of BICKERING JOE BIDEN ?

think independently and you'll vote smarter

MCCAIN / PALIN

Posted by: tojoley | August 31, 2008 5:19 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 31, 2008 5:28 PM | Report abuse

I would bet you are exactly right.

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What are the people so pissed about? Hillary is going to be the secretary of state for the democrats. Obama, Biden and Hillary are going to be the perfect team.

Posted by: Ana | August 31, 2008 5:21 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 31, 2008 5:26 PM | Report abuse

JANE, you ignorant sl______

just kidding .... (old SNL joke) ... but JANE you are SO funny with your talk about IQ and how other countries are laughing at us and you mispelled "buried" TWICE (even after I tried to help you)

Calm down and your spelling (and thinking) will improve -and as a result, you'll vote for the ticket that actually cares about people instead of just giving rock star speeches about it - that action over words ticket happens to be

MCCAIN / PALIN !

(and one last time to all the JANES AND JUDYS OUT THERE, IF SARAH LACKS THE CREDENTIALS, SO DOES OBAMA ! COME ON GIRLS, GET IT TOGETHER - SHOW SOME LOVE !)

Posted by: tojoley | August 31, 2008 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is definitely a looker. Not hard to imagine how she could get elected to office in man-heavy Alaska, but that's beside the point.

The issue is readiness, and there is no way in hell this woman is qualified for the vice presidency.

McCain succeeded only in proving that winning is the only thing he's thinking of. Security? Nope. Economy? Nope. Health care? Nope. Beating the young black whippersnapper at any cost? Bingo!

I'm voting for Obama.

Posted by: jerry | August 31, 2008 5:26 PM | Report abuse

What are the people so pissed about? Hillary is going to be the secretary of state for the democrats. Obama, Biden and Hillary are going to be the perfect team.

Posted by: Ana | August 31, 2008 5:21 PM | Report abuse

judy - IF sarah palin lacks the qualifications, then CLEARLY so does barack obama !!!!!!!!!!!!

and p.s. - your beloved left wing (highly partisan) democratic party could have put their woman on the ticket - why didn't they ??

can you give one good reason why hillary is not on YOUR ticket instead of BICKERING JOE BIDEN ?

think independently and you'll vote smarter

MCCAIN / PALIN

Posted by: tojoley | August 31, 2008 5:19 PM | Report abuse

We are already a laughing stock read any foreign papers. This has made us look like the joke they already think we are. I remember in 2004 European papers writing about the IQ's of Americans after we reelected Bush. They see us as just stupid. We have no more respect in the world. Take away our nukes and we are nothing.

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Wake up America!! Should this woman lead a country if McCain's cancer comes back? Is this a serious politician who will face Merkel, Sarkozy, Ahmedinedzad, Hu-Jintao in her mini skirt and Britney knowledge of foreign policy? If this woman and that old man come to power we are dead and barried as a country, a laughing stock of the world.

http://www.hollywood-newsroom.com/gossip/sarah-palin-naked/

Posted by: Jane | August 31, 2008 5:00 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 31, 2008 5:18 PM | Report abuse

HEY JANE

when you are busy SPEWING HATRED, get your spelling correct ("barried" is actually "buried").

I know you are a smart woman, but you need to take a deep breath and stop frothing so much - and when you calm down you'll reach a rational conclusion that IF sarah does not have enough experience, then neither does obama - you're smart, you'll figure it out (OR ELSE YOU'LL KEEP BEING A HATER) and when you calm down and think, you'll realize that when obama voted YES to the PORK filled energy bill RECENTLY, he was taking money from the working poor and giving it to the ULTRA-RICH - so in fact OBAMA IS THE OPPOSITE OF A ROBIN HOOD - YOUR ROCK STAR IS HEARTLESS AND HE'S THE ONE WHO "DOESN'T GET IT" (btw mccain voted "no" once again putting American working parents ahead of rich lobbyist - just another fact you'll appreciate if you ever calm down).

but in case you "Pre-programmed Probamas" do not calm down with the hatred and lies, you'll prove all too clearly that OBAMA IS BAD FOR AMERICA

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

look at his minions - they are HATERS

I've never seen so many HATERS

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 5:13 PM | Report abuse

It's an insult to women everywhere to think that ANY female in office is better than none at all.
We need someone with experience in communications with foreign nations as well as people of our own country, as a leader of a large number of people, etc.
I regret that Hillary isn't the Democrat's pick but to vote for someone who has few, if any, qualifications for VP is downright scary!

Posted by: Judy | August 31, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Wake up America!! Should this woman lead a country if McCain's cancer comes back? Is this a serious politician who will face Merkel, Sarkozy, Ahmedinedzad, Hu-Jintao in her mini skirt and Britney knowledge of foreign policy? If this woman and that old man come to power we are dead and barried as a country, a laughing stock of the world.

http://www.hollywood-newsroom.com/gossip/sarah-palin-naked/

Posted by: Jane | August 31, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Here is that radio clip by the way

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKkydrUnBZE

Posted by: Anonymous | August 31, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

McCain blew it. He passed over many, very good candidates just to score some diversity points. Point is, we could win this election without the feminazis. He fell into the liberal trap, he let Obama get the best of him.

So now we know what will happen if gets in office. He'll turn his back on us and sell us out again, just as he always has.

I'm pissed. Count me as a vote for Barr.

Posted by: Matt | August 31, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Early this year, an op-ed in the Anchorage Daily News ripped into Gov. Sarah Palin's appearance on a morning "shock jock" radio show as "plain and simple one of the most unprofessional, childish and inexcusable performances I've ever seen from a politician."

So what happened? Palin has repeatedly feuded with the state's Senate president, Lyda Green, over a wide range of legislation. Last January, Palin appeared on "The Bob and Mark Show," whose host Bob Lester despises Green. That's when the trouble started:

Early on in the conversation before Palin started to crack up, Lester referred to Sen. Green as a jealous woman and a cancer. Palin, who knows full well Lyda Green is a cancer survivor, didn't do what any decent person would do, say, "Bob, that's going too far."
But as the conversation moved on, Lester intensified his attack on Green.

Lester questioned Green's motherhood, asking Palin if the senator cares about her own kids. Palin laughs.

Then Lester clearly sets the stage for what he is about to say by warning his large audience and Palin. He says, "Governor you can't say this but I will, Lyda Green is a cancer and a b----." Palin laughs for the second time.

What were teenage boys thinking when they heard the governor laugh at someone being called a b----? How about the teenage girls who look up to Palin. What did they think when they heard her laugh?

But there is more. Lester then describes Green's chair as big and cushy. A clear reference to the senator's weight. Palin laughs a third time. She's just having a grand old time.

Palin was clearly enjoying every second of Lester's vicious attack on her political rival.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 31, 2008 4:54 PM | Report abuse

This VP pick reveals something very scary about McCain's judgement. The guy is 72 years old with several bouts of the most lethal form of skin cancer, and he picks someone so inexperienced. In one stupefying stroke, McCain has maked Obama seem far less risky and much more statesmanlike.

Posted by: nudels | August 31, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse


"These are the people who hate this country."

Ayers and Wright, the one's Obama sucks up to.

Posted by: Billw | August 31, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Let's check in on what the other world leaders think about Traitor John McBush's VP pick.


Wait..........just another moment.........any second now......


Nope, sorry.........none of them have stopped laughing yet.


It sickens me that Traitor John McBush would pick Elaine from Seinfeld as his running mate. When you put the entire country at risk just to further your political career you meet the criteria of Traitor. Traitor John McBush meets the decription of TRAITOR TO HIS COUNTRY.

Elitest Traitor John McBush is also an adulterer. While married to his first ex-model wife he apparently wasn't settled with owning just two homes so he had an affair with an elitest ex-model who along with being an adulterer herself, for entering into an affair with a married man, owned an additional 6 homes. So now Elitest Adulterer Traitor John McBush should be happy now that he has 8 homes. Although Traitor John McBush's Adulterer wife should be worried....Traitor John McBush's pick was also an ex-model and is almost 30 year younger.

But no, he wants to be president. Traitor McBush is behind in the polls so what does Traitor John McBush do? Instead of picking a qualified Vice President, Traitor John McBush picks the mayor of a town smaller than some US high schools. Then Traitor John McBush tries to say that Elaine from Seinfeld is more qualified than Barak Obama because she ran a town of 6000 people with a budget of $3 million. That by the way is less than half of what Traitor John McBush earned last year. Not only is Elaine from Seinfeld not qualifed to be vice-president she isn't qualified to be Traitor John McBush's accountant. Thats what a journalism degree is worth from the Univ of Idaho.


I guess Traitor John McBush thinks a journalism degree from Idaho trumps Obama's law degrees from Columbia and Harvard Law School (where he was President of the Harvard Law Review), 8 years in the Illinois state senate and 4 years in the US Senate.

And yet there are some Traitor Republicans who will insist on voting for Traitor Elitest Adulterer John McBush. These are the people who hate this country.


Posted by: traitor palin | August 31, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse


Pfft:
"Tearing this woman apart is going to be way easy."

You wish. Palin is a go-getter who gets rid of trash in the government system. This is unlike Obama, who sucks up to trash for his benefit. Obama's arse is mud. (grin)


Posted by: Billw | August 31, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

WHO CARES! She is a women and Ombuma will pay for not putting a woman on the ticket. I'm voting for this woman no matter what she believes. Hilary will be back in 2012 then i can have the woman who deserves to be on the ticket, but until then Palin will do

Posted by: Clinton 2012 | August 31, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

This lady is down for hunting and shooting animals from the air (helicopters), doesn’t think polar bears should be put on the endangered species list because it could hurt hopes of drilling, believes creationism should be taught in schools as an alternative to evolution, voted against women’s right to chose, voted against women’s right for equal pay, had her employees threaten high officials to get them to fire a state trooper (presumably because he divorced her sister). Tearing this woman apart is going to be way easy. She is more against women’s rights then McCain himself.

Posted by: Pfft | August 31, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

No way can I vote for someone who wants to teach creationism in public schools... Palin wants to reverse 100's of years of science and teach our children the answer to everything is simply "God did it" F-that I want my kids to get a real education.

Posted by: Creamsykle | August 31, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe Obambies are so up in arms over a trooper "scandal" that now vilifies Palin....while overlooking Obama's years' long affiliation with dangerous anti-American religious Wright and Pentagon-bombing & flag burning criminal. Not to mention his Marxist communist agenda that'll throw us into a pit of hell, and kissing up to Iran and Russia. Thanks, but no thanks.

Obama is the Democrat's way to make sure they DON"T make it to the White House this year. I'm a democrat...and with Obama at the helm, too embarassed to admit I'm in his party line. My vote goes to McCain, and Palin. I hope they clean up the mess in the White House and put and end to the corruption.

And Obama can go back to being a legend in his own mind, but in Illinois where he belongs, NOT in the White House. Shame on the Democrats for systematically undermining Hillary who won the most votes, and shoving an anti-American Marxist down our throats. They get what they deserve: empty promises from an empty suit, and NO Democrat President THIS year! They keep this up, and democrats fed up with the phony hot air will switch parties.

Go McCain and Palin!!!

Posted by: John | August 31, 2008 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Courting all Democrat, Obamacan, Republican and Independent Basketball Fans!

We are in training to help Obama/Biden. We have no vertical leap. We have no peripheral vision. We don't know the art of dribbling. We are studying Swish Basketball Shooting Instructional Videos. Our role Models are Pete Maravich and Magic Johnson!!

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Go Obama/Biden '08

Posted by: Yeil nas’gadooshú | August 31, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Republicans are scared of the ole wack mantra, BIG GOVERNMENT..
If you are making below 60k a year, then you need BIG GOVERNMENT. It will help you get GI, Small Business, Medicare, Rebates, Workers Comp, Gas efficiencies, Unemployment benefits, Student Loans and Grants and many other programs for special needs citizens.
If not for BIG GOVERNMENT, if you loose your job, your losing your House and Healthcare and other beefits that protect you until you gain employment..

Republican's from Reagan,Bush Sr. to Bush Jr. caused the US over $400+ Billion in deficits.

Bush Jr. over $800 Billion deficit in "SMALL GOVERNMENT"..

Republicans All against BIG GOVERNMENT, right Repugs??

Democratic Bill Clinton, so called "BIG GOVERNMENT" by association, $300 Billion Surplus after two so called "SMALL GOVERNMENT REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTS" Reagan and Bush Sr.

Obama has a plan to repeat what Bill Clinton did and then some..

Democratic House means things will get done, the "HIGHLY EDUCATED" right way..

It's not rocket science Repugs, but you would have to get a real education to figure it out for yourself, since your mentors, Hannity, Savage and Medved can't seem to figure it out...


ENOUGH!!!


Obama/Biden 08"

Posted by: RED SKY | August 31, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

McCains' ? pick of Palin was breath taking in its political expediency, and lack of judgement. Lets be real here: McCain is 72 and has precarious health at best. Palin is a nobody, with just a couple of trips outside of the U.S. Hmmm, experience? Hmm, next V.P.?
I feel this is another demonstration of Republicans NOT wanting to get elected to clean up their own mess, but putting the best face possible on this.
With Palin having a baby that is Downs syndrome, that alone should take up a great deal of her time should she want to do right with her child.(especially with Macho husband running around on his snowmobile) Yesterday she was on the stage, while one of her other kids was looking after the baby on the bus, in her own words. Something just doesn't feel right here folks.

Posted by: interested up north | August 31, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Obama knows the ins and outs of Chicago thugs the Rezkos, Ayers groups, these are the kind Sarah Barracuda cleaned out of Alaskas politics and oil companies. Sent them to prison.
Rezko can kiss his pardon good-bye.

Posted by: CC | August 31, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

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 3:16 PM | Report abuse

"The topic is Sarah Palin and what a wonderful mother she is. I heard her son is about to go to Iraq to fight the terrorists over there."

First thing I'm not sure if they are still called "terrorists" if we are occupying their country after we over threw there government. Second if we just got the hell out then he wouldn't have to go there. And Third just cause she has a family member going over there doesn't make her any more qualified to lead a country. If that did make someone qualified then there's plenty of families that are a head of her in that race.

Anyone that really believes that McCain chose her cause of her "experience" is blind, he chose her because of her sex, which I think is disgusting. Governing a state with a 670k (2006 Census) is very different than a country with 300million.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 31, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

I know a lot of independent women who were insulted by McCain's selection of Palin. They know what McCain's intension were for picking Palin or Paulin and they will NOT VOTE for McCain.

This election has come down to the issue of judgment and time-after-time McCain has not shown sound judgment and selection of Palin or Paulin proves it.

Posted by: Saul | August 31, 2008 3:06 PM | Report abuse

I don't know about you guys but if she were running for sportscaster, she'd lose. That was incredibly BORING. I'm gonna stop taking my Ambien and just play this instead.

Posted by: UncleRemus | August 31, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse


Gina: "I'm insulted that Mr McCain thinks that just because he picks a woman all women will vote for him."

Well, Clinton was not available, so what did you want?

Posted by: Billw | August 31, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Is that real?


Ahh but you missed the most priceless gift of the day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIwpg_QsYnc

Posted by: Anonymous | August 31, 2008 2:31 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 31, 2008 2:53 PM
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NO!!!!!!this is not real I've seen her husband and heard him talk this an Obamabot trash clip.

Posted by: CC | August 31, 2008 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Oh, come on. Palin is not ready to be commander in chief. City council and mayor of an 5470 person town (of whom only about 3600 were old enough to vote for her and probably fewer than 2000 did). Won the governorship with just over 100,000 total votes. Been Governor less than two years. Been out of the country twice, once to Ireland and once to visit Alaskan National Guard in Kuwait.
Can you really see her in negotiations with anyone over a Police Chief? Staring down Putin? Don't make me laugh.
I could go on, but what's the point?

Posted by: capemh | August 31, 2008 2:59 PM | Report abuse

I find it incredible that anyone can equate Palins experience/readinesss to lead over Obama's capabilities after only knowing her and her background for some four days.

One thing that will be a severe problem for the lady is how she will handle the obligations of her office if elected in the context of her family obligations. Will she move her five children to Washington and get her husbnd a new job in DC (chief of staff?) or will she leave them in Alaska where they have grown up and are comfortable and fly back and forth on weekends? Which would be a problem if the exigencies of matters of state come into play. The lady should stay home and raise her children before aspiring to the wild world of politics.

BigJer

Posted by: bigjer | August 31, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Re Comment: Barack wants to take guns off of the streets so people will stop shooting each other and robbing each other.
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you can take away the honest persons guns...but no one will ever remove the street gangs guns....remove the guns that are used for protection and let the criminals get more...this is what would happen with Obam's gun plan.
Even if they did make legal guns illegal....it would not eliminate guns....I for one will have a gun no matter what the law is.

Posted by: Cousin of Carbine | August 31, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Is that real?

Ahh but you missed the most priceless gift of the day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIwpg_QsYnc

Posted by: Anonymous | August 31, 2008 2:31 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 31, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

All I know is Cindy McCain actually said that because Alaska is geographically closer to Russia than other states that Palin has foreign policy experience.

My brain just punched itself.

Posted by: Iowa grant | August 31, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Palin is the worst choice McCain could have made over a field of the other Republicans that ran for president.
What "experience" does she have?
She even had to ask on CNBC "what does a vice president do?"
She had some years as council member and then 2 years as mayor of a small town (8-9000 -- reports vary) and less than 2 years as governor of a state that has a smaller population than the city of El Paso, Texas.
She is an extremist -- a "prolifer" who thinks its okay for women to be forced to give birth when it's not okay for women who could die during childbirth. She is being investigated for "troopergate" where she reportedly used her power to have a trooper fired when he was getting divorced from one of her relatives. She is also married to a BP oilman.
Just what this country needs -- a know-it-all extemist who knows nothing....

Posted by: abby0802 | August 31, 2008 2:50 PM | Report abuse

As a independent working married mother of 3, I'm insulted that Mr McCain thinks that just because he picks a woman all women will vote for him. Are we that stupid in Mr McCain's mind?

It's so obvious that he picked Sarah because of the famous 18 million Hillary votes and Palins not only knows it, but talks openly about it.

Am I the only one who thinks this is so wrong?

Mr McCain didn't look for someone to consul him in a case of international crisis, or one that could run the nation in case something happens to him (the eldest presidential candidate), he looked for someone to bring in those 18 million votes.

The theater is so ridiculous that he says she is his soul mate when they just meet, come on? How do you pick a VP without really knowing her?

He picked her only for political reasons, the good of the people or the nation seems to had nothing to do with his decision.

Mr McCain, I find your first executive decision reckless and sad.

Mr McCain, I'm sorry, but I can't vote for you now.

Posted by: Gina | August 31, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

As a independent working married mother of 3, I'm insulted that Mr McCain thinks that just because he picks a woman all women will vote for him. Are we that stupid in Mr McCain's mind?

It's so obvious that he picked Sarah because of the famous 18 million Hillary votes and Palins not only knows it, but talks openly about it.

Am I the only one who thinks this is so wrong?

Mr McCain didn't look for someone to consul him in a case of international crisis, or one that could run the nation in case something happens to him (the eldest presidential candidate), he looked for someone to bring in those 18 million votes.

The theater is so ridiculous that he says she is his soul mate when they just meet, come on? How do you pick a VP without really knowing her?

He picked her only for political reasons, the good of the people or the nation seems to had nothing to do with his decision.

Mr McCain, I find your first executive decision reckless and sad.

Mr McCain, I'm sorry, but I can't vote for you now.

Posted by: Gina | August 31, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

I'm still trying to figure out when Sarah Palin was a "blue-collar hockey mom." This seems like a stretch - she's been in politics since 1992 (granted, much of it extremely part time as "City" Council member and Mayor of Wasilla, AK) and at least had a stint as a television broadcaster.

Who is Sarah Palin, anyway?

Posted by: Chris | August 31, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse


"I want to know who the hell that 2% is. I am not doing my job."

Well, I guess that depends on your orientation.

Posted by: Billw | August 31, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

I think you all are missing the point here. The real reason McCain picked Palin is to lock up the 'Guys with Trophy Wives' vote. They sure look like poster people for those rich folks with May-December second marriages. Kinda like John and Cindy themselves, only with 'executive experience.'

Posted by: Flipper | August 31, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Executive experience?! Shoot, why don't we just anoint the head of the Des Moines United Way president of the US if ya'll are so excited about someone with 'executive experience.' Do you really think a few years as governor of a state with fewer people than Memphis is really great training??

Posted by: DeeCee | August 31, 2008 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Commenting on McCain's choice of Palin as a running mate, a number of Republican strategists termed it "bold" (translation: "He's out of his mind"). The Obama campaign, with Hillary's help, has been restrained - waiting to see whether Palin will self destruct, or the media do it for her - but if she proves to be an asset, they will probably criticize her credentials more aggressively. So far, polls indicate she may be a liability with independent voters.

Ultimately, the contest will be between Obama and McCain, with Palin as a momentary distraction, but perhaps a slightly greater disavantage than ordinary because of McCain's age - 72 now and 80 by the end of the next two presidential terms.

Fred Moolten

Posted by: fmoolten | August 31, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Talking about experience:

Palin is older than John F. Kennedy was when he ran for president in 1960.

Also, of the four people on the two tickets, she is the only one with executive experience.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 31, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

If we are attacked she will have us all pray.
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Palin is likeable enough although she is way to much of a right-winger to me. Right-winged talked radio host were praising her because she was so much like the average "hard working american" woman, who takes care of there family and does american things (like shoot guns and fish). Honestly, I think the people who we vote for president and vice-president need to have distinguished themselves alittle more. Like president of the harvard law review, or a pow in viet nam, or told malosavic that he was a war crimminal to his face. not someone who governs a state the size of a smaller mid-sized city. As a journalism broad cast major does she understand how our government works beyond on a local level? Did her one required political science class in college give her the expert knowledge of our executive branch and the powers that branch has. She is a proponnet of intelligent design, so explain to me how smart she can be and how she is at all quailfied to step in as comander and chief. We elected a likeable idiot 8 years ago, and while I won't call her an idiot, I don't see any differences in her right-wing views compared to GW Bush except that they are more extreme.

Posted by: Mandy | August 31, 2008 2:33 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 31, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

The anti-abortion religious right loves that she had a downs syndrome baby, right? I guess the point is to just HAVE the babies - not to have the time or desire to take CARE of them, huh? I doubt if she'll be seeing the little one a lot over the next few weeks - and few years, if she's somehow elected VP.

Posted by: DeeCee | August 31, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

taking away guns from law abiding people is a great idea. then the criminals will have no one to stand up to them.

Posted by: tbuck | August 31, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Oh my god

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How do I choose a doctor? To be honest, I haven't been to the doctor in at least 10 years. The Lord has truly blessed me with excellent health, thank you.

But who cares? The topic is Sarah Palin and what a wonderful mother she is. I heard her son is about to go to Iraq to fight the terrorists over there. I'd love to have someone like that for president. She could always get some good advisors to tell her about the real complicated stuff.

Posted by: English major | August 31, 2008 2:30 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 31, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Palin is likeable enough although she is way to much of a right-winger to me. Right-winged talked radio host were praising her because she was so much like the average "hard working american" woman, who takes care of there family and does american things (like shoot guns and fish). Honestly, I think the people who we vote for president and vice-president need to have distinguished themselves alittle more. Like president of the harvard law review, or a pow in viet nam, or told malosavic that he was a war crimminal to his face. not someone who governs a state the size of a smaller mid-sized city. As a journalism broad cast major does she understand how our government works beyond on a local level? Did her one required political science class in college give her the expert knowledge of our executive branch and the powers that branch has. She is a proponnet of intelligent design, so explain to me how smart she can be and how she is at all quailfied to step in as comander and chief. We elected a likeable idiot 8 years ago, and while I won't call her an idiot, I don't see any differences in her right-wing views compared to GW Bush except that they are more extreme.

Posted by: Mandy | August 31, 2008 2:33 PM | Report abuse

I want to know who the hell that 2% is. I am not doing my job.

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Anonymous"
"But it's okay for Barak to do so? "

Obama gets a pass because the media fears being accused of racism, however look here at who is racist. Too bad.

Gallup last Friday:

White - Obama 37% McCain 52%
Black - Obama 93% McCain 2%

Posted by: Billw | August 31, 2008 2:22 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 31, 2008 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Ahh but you missed the most priceless gift of the day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIwpg_QsYnc

Posted by: Anonymous | August 31, 2008 2:31 PM | Report abuse

"Out of curiosity, how do you personaly go about selecting a doctor?" a qoute from a poster below, questioning Palin's qualifications.

Comparing a doctor to a Vice-President or for that matter the President is irrelevant. Please look at Article II and Article XXII for the qualifications for President...

Age and Citizenship requirements - US Constitution, Article II, Section 1

No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty-five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States.

Term limit amendment - US Constitution, Amendment XXII, Section 1 – ratified February 27, 1951

No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once.

Posted by: Demopublican | August 31, 2008 2:31 PM | Report abuse

I don't agree with the fact that Palin is an average person. I think she portrays and tries to lead an average lifestyle, but she's definitely not average.

She's done some serious butt-kicking in the time she's been governor, and it has done Alaska good. In fact, she may have achieved more as governor in Alaska in a year and a half than many governors do in two/three terms. Washington could use a person like that

Posted by: Nick | August 31, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

How do I choose a doctor? To be honest, I haven't been to the doctor in at least 10 years. The Lord has truly blessed me with excellent health, thank you.

But who cares? The topic is Sarah Palin and what a wonderful mother she is. I heard her son is about to go to Iraq to fight the terrorists over there. I'd love to have someone like that for president. She could always get some good advisors to tell her about the real complicated stuff.

Posted by: English major | August 31, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse


A little humor:

"I heard she loves moose stew! "

Three guys went hunting and drew straws to see who cooked. Tom lost but said, "OK, I'll cook, but the first who complains about my cooking takes over. All Agreed. The third day Tom got this idea and made a moose s--t pie. Harry took a bite and said "G-- Damn, moose s--t pie...........
... BUT GOOD.


Posted by: Billw | August 31, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Yes, she could be far worse. She is a nobody and looks awe struck as it is. She is probably getting autographs right now. If something happened to Mccain she would be nothing but a tool for whatever group gets their hands on her first if she was president. Most likely Cheney and his gang.

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Why is everyone so obsessed with McCain dying in the first few months? It's like they can't find a good reason not to vote for him, so the're looking for any reason.

And lets say worse comes to worse, and McCain is KIA, she can't be worse than Bush ;)

Posted by: Nick: | August 31, 2008 2:22 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 31, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Out of curiosity, how do you personaly go about selecting a doctor?

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She's just amazing! What a terrific mother! I really think it's time we had just a very average person lead the country! That's way better than all those fancy know-it-alls who typically lead nations.

Posted by: English major | August 31, 2008 2:16 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 31, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse


Anonymous"
"But it's okay for Barak to do so? "

Obama gets a pass because the media fears being accused of racism, however look here at who is racist. Too bad.

Gallup last Friday:

White - Obama 37% McCain 52%
Black - Obama 93% McCain 2%

Posted by: Billw | August 31, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Not only should you not be allowed to vote, you should not be allowed to have anything sharper then a crayon.

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She's just amazing! What a terrific mother! I really think it's time we had just a very average person lead the country! That's way better than all those fancy know-it-alls who typically lead nations.

Posted by: English major | August 31, 2008 2:16 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 31, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Why is everyone so obsessed with McCain dying in the first few months? It's like they can't find a good reason not to vote for him, so the're looking for any reason.

And lets say worse comes to worse, and McCain is KIA, she can't be worse than Bush ;)

Posted by: Nick: | August 31, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Are you kidding, that is all they did. Know what, Obama hasn't been behind in the poll ever regardless, nothing changed. No one cares. People care about their own lives not that crap. All they know is the republicans have screwed them for 8 years.

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Billw
"It's in keeping with his past behavior re Wright, Razko, and Ayers. Tha man is a shallow and insincere gasbag at best."

Good point. Imagine if the McCain Campaign settled on a strategy that posted picks of Obama and Wright together with the subscript "More of the same!" and for good effect, played some of Wright's "God Damn America" speeches. They would be shot down for negative campaigning.

But it's okay for Barak to do so?


Posted by: Anonymous | August 31, 2008 2:11 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 31, 2008 2:20 PM | Report abuse

I heard she loves moose stew!

I'm sorry Republicans but c'mon she's a nice woman, but VP of the United States? I mean she has she ever been to Ohio before yesterday?

Posted by: Aaronn Dev | August 31, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse

She's just amazing! What a terrific mother! I really think it's time we had just a very average person lead the country! That's way better than all those fancy know-it-alls who typically lead nations.

Posted by: English major | August 31, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Like it or not, it works. Just like the Write thing did, for a while.
Then they found from polls no one cared. The Mccains Bush connection though, people do care about.

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Nick:
"Obama's negative campaigning, linking McCain to one of the most dislike US presidents ever, irks me."

It's in keeping with his past behavior re Wright, Razko, and Ayers. Tha man is a shallow and insincere gasbag at best.

Posted by: Billw | August 31, 2008 2:02 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 31, 2008 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Allegheny County (encompassing Pittsburgh, PA) has nearly double the population of Alaska. Alaska is the largest state in the U.S., by total area size and it has under 700,000 people. Sarah Palin seems nice, but is she ready to be President of the U.S., if something happens to John McCain is his first months as president. At least Barack Obama has some experience at the small levels and federal levels. Obama would not be quick to start wars, when diplomacy is needed. Barack wants to take guns off of the streets so people will stop shooting each other and robbing each other. McCain said to give everyone a gun. Under McCain we will be reviving the wild, wild west. Many people do not have healthcare. Barack wants to make sure everyone can get quality healthcare and the government will help if you cannot afford it. McCain pretty much says...if you are rich, you do not need healthcare; the rich can pay for there healthcare as the need arises. You get the drift. I will be voting for Barack Obama, because I believe he will help many U.S. Americans in need, plus we need change. Barack for President.

Posted by: RadianChalant | August 31, 2008 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Billw
"It's in keeping with his past behavior re Wright, Razko, and Ayers. Tha man is a shallow and insincere gasbag at best."

Good point. Imagine if the McCain Campaign settled on a strategy that posted picks of Obama and Wright together with the subscript "More of the same!" and for good effect, played some of Wright's "God Damn America" speeches. They would be shot down for negative campaigning.

But it's okay for Barak to do so?


Posted by: Anonymous | August 31, 2008 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Boy are you wrong about that. Since this thing started age was the elephant in the room. It was completely off limits to even talk about. Mccain just threw that out the window. Last night and today on every talk show it now is all they talk about. Last night they were counting all the presidents who died in office or were removed. Adding up Mccains illnesses. Mccains age has been his biggest problem from the start but he was protected. That is gone now it is a front burner issue now and will be all the way to the election. Paul Begala last night actually said Mccain may be crazy with this kind of pick. No one would have had the nerve to make a comment like that before. They are now even open to go after Mccains mental competence. Mccain himself has already burned out the POW thing, he has nothing left. He is open any every attack now. He may have thought his pick was safe and a "Do no harm" pick, but he was REALLY wrong.

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Palin is more experienced to be VP than Obama is to be president.

And making a big thing of McCain's age is just playing the politics of fear, which Obama claims he doesn't do.

Obama's negative campaigning, linking McCain to one of the most dislike US presidents ever, irks me. Not because it is negative, but because Obama keeps on lying about keeping it clean.

Politics is dirty, and Obama is playing that game. He should stop trying to pretend that he isn't. It just makes him seem phoney

Posted by: Nick | August 31, 2008 1:49 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 31, 2008 2:11 PM | Report abuse

I think Sarah is a great choice.
She is fresh from outside Washington,D.C.
She has good experiences, hands-on experience as executive in leading a city,
a state and has very good background as a good mother, a good athlete, a good model for the young generation to look up and get inspired to te good personnally and get into public service for the country.

Posted by: macvnguyen | August 31, 2008 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Trooper Wooten, Palin's brother-in-law, tasered his 11 yr old step son and threatened his father-in-law, Palin's father.

Palin should have kicked his ass personally. Any one of you would have done the same.

Alaska Troopers eventually investigated 13 issues and found four in which Trooper Wooten violated policy or broke the law or both:

• Wooten used a Taser on his stepson.

• He illegally shot a moose.

• He drank beer in his patrol car on one occasion.

• He told others his father-in-law would "eat a f'ing lead bullet" if he helped his daughter get an attorney for the divorce.

Wooten himself has aloud for his investigations file be released. If anything, Palin handled this with great restraint. None of you would have handled it any better. God forbid, if I would have been in her shoes. The Wooten problem would not be a problem any more.

Posted by: Demopublican | August 31, 2008 2:03 PM | Report abuse


Nick:
"Obama's negative campaigning, linking McCain to one of the most dislike US presidents ever, irks me."

It's in keeping with his past behavior re Wright, Razko, and Ayers. Tha man is a shallow and insincere gasbag at best.

Posted by: Billw | August 31, 2008 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Palin is nothing, less then nothing.

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 more experienced to be VP than Obama is to be president.

And making a big thing of McCain's age is just playing the politics of fear, which Obama claims he doesn't do.

Obama's negative campaigning, linking McCain to one of the most dislike US presidents ever, irks me. Not because it is negative, but because Obama keeps on lying about keeping it clean.

Politics is dirty, and Obama is playing that game. He should stop trying to pretend that he isn't. It just makes him seem phoney

Posted by: Nick | August 31, 2008 1:49 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 31, 2008 2:00 PM | Report abuse

The polls are about even but the Palin pick screams of desperation. I love how McCain blasts Obama about experience then picks Palin for VP. It's obvious this is a pick about image more then anything else.

Posted by: Plain | August 31, 2008 1:59 PM | Report abuse


Cindy McCain just said re Palin:

"She's a reformer. And she thinks outside the box, the way my husband does. You know, Washington is just a quagmire. It's a mess right now. And both of them have been serious reformers."

Agreed. We need REFORM, not change per se from King Barak.


Posted by: Billw | August 31, 2008 1:59 PM | Report abuse

I love the old Purdue-Michigan highlights! Steve Scheffler!

...sorry, grew up in the Midwest living and dying with Big Ten hoops...

Posted by: scott032 | August 31, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Palin is more experienced to be VP than Obama is to be president.

And making a big thing of McCain's age is just playing the politics of fear, which Obama claims he doesn't do.

Obama's negative campaigning, linking McCain to one of the most dislike US presidents ever, irks me. Not because it is negative, but because Obama keeps on lying about keeping it clean.

Politics is dirty, and Obama is playing that game. He should stop trying to pretend that he isn't. It just makes him seem phoney

Posted by: Nick | August 31, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse

That clip is just terrifying. The hair, the bad teleprompter reading...

Its so obvious that with the huge men to women ratio in Alaska, that a little eye candy will go a long way there.

Posted by: Mollie | August 31, 2008 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Palin seems very personal, although I will say too personal to be seen as ready to be Commander-in-Chief. She seems like that attractive soccer mom whom the boys on the team develop a crush on.

This is a strong political "dust-up" that McCain has generated by selecting Palin as VEEP but once the dust settles and "political" airs clear, many independent and Moderate Republican voters are going to very uncomfortable with Palin being one "72-year old" heartbeat away from being Commander-in-Chief.

Posted by: Obama-Junkie | August 31, 2008 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Palin seems very personal, although I will say too personal to be seen as ready to be Commander-in-Chief. She seems like that attractive soccer mom whom the boys on the team develop a crush on.

This is a strong political "dust-up" that McCain has generated by selecting Palin as VEEP but once the dust settles and "political" airs clear, many independent and Moderate Republican voters are going to very uncomfortable with Palin being one "72-year old" heartbeat away from being Commander-in-Chief.

Posted by: Obama-Junkie | August 31, 2008 1:27 PM | Report abuse

I personally like Palin, McCain could of done better., and there is still the question of the palin / trooper scandal http://www.veeppeek.com but I am pleased.

Posted by: Dan luger | August 31, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

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