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A Day of Debating Palin's Qualifications

By Zachary A. Goldfarb
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential nominee, continued to drive the campaign narrative this morning, as supporters said that she has energized swaths of the electorate and opponents declared her inexperienced.

"It is clear that she doesn't pass the test as a national security candidate," said New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D), who was a Cabinet official in the Clinton administration.

And Palin's predecessor as Alaska governor, Tony Knowles (D), said, "There has been no vice president that is less prepared in modern history."

Carly Fiorina, a top adviser to Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, responded that Palin "has transformed this race by energizing the Republican Party" and has even attracted Democratic women who "say it is the Republican Party who gets it, it is John McCain who gets it, not the Democratic Party who has taken their vote for granted."

And Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) said Palin has "as much or more executive experience and leadership experience as Barack Obama does, and he's running for president."

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The left wingnuts are so far out in their comments that it prevents any debate. I read online and hear on the radio - if people don't vote for Obama then their racists. Were they racists when they didn't vote for Kerry? So obviously that must also mean anyone who doesn't like Palin is a sexist? They want to have it both ways. To me its Obama = more, bigger Gov't, something I don't want to see.

Posted by: Russ - Colorado | September 15, 2008 2:31 PM | Report abuse

This presidential campaign is not about "experience" as recited by the McCain/Palin ticket. It is about who will bring us what we have not had over the past eight years of failure in the White House: leadership, wisdom, and thoughtful deliberation before acting. Iraq, Katrina, economic deregulation leading to the current housing crisis and financial market turmoil, irresponsible tax cuts while fighting two wars (one of necessity and one of choice), among many other issues, reveals that none of these traits has been exercised during the Bush administration. The idea that McCain/Palin, with their knee-jerk, untruthful, spiteful manner of problem-solving could possibly "change" Washington through a feigned bi-partisan approach is sheer fantasy - and dangerous. Republican economic and foreign policies have been given a chance, and they have failed miserably. Indeed, in 26 years in Congress, while exhibiting some legislative capability (e.g. McCain/Feingold campaign finance reform), McCain has yet to put forth a single piece of legislation effecting the economy, housing, financial markets, jobs, equal pay, health care, or education, to name but a few. Based on her interview performance and other public statements, one is left to wonder whether Governor Palin has the breadth of knowledge and wisdom to even formulate effective and thoughtful policies to implement solutions to these issues. Let's not be fooled into thinking that this duo is really going to change anything when it is clear from their records that they will likely move in lockstep with the policies of President Bush. It is time for a more progressive, thoughtful, and deliberative approach to governing and solving our problems. Vote Obama/Biden!

Posted by: Mark | September 15, 2008 1:31 PM | Report abuse

From Today's WS Journal

"...Why Feminists Hate Sarah Palin"

"Mrs. Palin's marriage actually makes her a terrific role model. One of the best choices a woman can make if she wants a career and a family is to pick a partner who will be able to take on equal or primary responsibility for child-rearing. Our culture still harbors a lingering perception that such men are less than manly -- and who better to smash that stereotype than "First Dude" Todd Palin?

Nevertheless, when Sarah Palin offered a tribute to her husband in her Republican National Convention speech, New York Times columnist Judith Warner read this as a message that she is "subordinate to a great man." Perhaps the message was a brilliant reversal of the old saw that behind every man is a great woman: Here, the great woman is out in front and the great man provides the support. Isn't that real feminism?

Not to Ms. Marsh, who insists that feminism must demand support for women from the government. In this worldview, advocating more federal subsidies for institutional day care is pro-woman; advocating tax breaks or regulatory reform that would help home-based care providers -- preferred by most working parents -- is not. Trying to legislate away the gender gap in earnings (which no self-respecting economist today blames primarily on discrimination) is feminist. Expanding opportunities for part-time and flexible jobs is "the Republican Party line."

I disagree with Sarah Palin on a number of issues, including abortion rights. But when the feminist establishment treats not only pro-life feminism but small-government, individualist feminism as heresy, it writes off multitudes of women.

Of course, being a feminist role model is not part of the vice president's job description, and there are legitimate questions about Mrs. Palin's qualifications. And yet, like millions of American women -- and men -- I find her can-do feminism infinitely more liberated than the what-can-the-government-do-for-me brand espoused by the sisterhood."

Ms. Young, a contributing editor at Reason magazine, is author of "Ceasefire!: Why Women and Men Must Join Forces To Achieve True Equality" (Free Press, 1999).

Posted by: Scott | September 15, 2008 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Palin "continued to drive the campaign narrative"? Then the writer mentions a couple of quotes about her utter lack of qualifications or experience. That is "driving" the narrative? No, that's being criticized for being a lightweight right-winger, which is what she is. I worked in a midsize newspaper for nine years on the night desk but am still amazed at the inanities that pass for "political journalism." And AP, wow, have they gone down the tubes big-time.

Posted by: Plutonium57 | September 15, 2008 8:55 AM | Report abuse

The Media and threatened parties debated Truman and Reagan's Qualifications before her-


"Give 'em Hell, Sarah
Like Truman, a natural-born executive.
by Steven F. Hayward
09/22/2008, Volume 014, Issue 02


"Part of what bothers the establishment about Palin is her seeming insouciance toward public office. Her success with voters, and in national office, would be n affront and a reproach to establishment self-importance. Anyone who affects making it look easy surely lacks gravitas and must not grasp the complexity or depth of modern political problems. Partly this is the self-justification for establishment institutions and attitudes, but partly it represents the substantive view that the size and complexity of modern government require a level of expertise beyond the reach of ordinary citizens. Some of the doubts about Palin are doubts about self-government itself.

As far no one has picked up on the significance of Palin's invocation of Harry Truman in her convention speech. Her reference was more than just a bridge to a heartland-versus-Beltway theme. Truman, recall, was the only president of the 20th century who was not a college graduate. Less than two months after abruptly taking over from FDR with no preparation, Truman wrote his wife Bess describing his quick progress in taking the reins:


It won't be long before I can sit back and study the whole picture and tell 'em what is to be done in each department. When things come to that stage there'll be no more to this job than there was to running Jackson County and not any more worry.


In retrospect it is clear that Truman "got it." He didn't need any more "experience" to master the job. "Well I'm facing another tall day as usual,"
he ended that letter to Bess; "But I like 'em that way."

Ronald Reagan evinced the same attitude toward office as Truman and Palin. In fact, on closer inspection, one can hear in the criticism of Palin the echo of the same kind of complaint made against Ronald Reagan throughout his political career. Never mind that he'd been governor of California. That this graduate of Eureka College--where?--had made his career in Hollywood, a place as exotic and peculiar as Alaska, was decisive with the establishment. "Reagan's election," John P. Roche, a former head of Americans for Democratic Action, wrote in 1984, "was thus an 8-plus earthquake on the political Richter scale, and it sent a number of eminent statesmen--Republican and Democratic--into shock." It wasn't only liberals who found Reagan incomprehensible. "No previous president of the United States," Rowland Evans and Robert Novak wrote shortly after Reagan's election in 1980, "had so bizarre a preparation for political office."


Posted by: Scott | September 15, 2008 8:43 AM | Report abuse

The Media and threatened parties debated Truman and Regan's Qualifications before her-


"Give 'em Hell, Sarah
Like Truman, a natural-born executive.
by Steven F. Hayward
09/22/2008, Volume 014, Issue 02


"Part of what bothers the establishment about Palin is her seeming insouciance toward public office. Her success with voters, and in national office, would be n affront and a reproach to establishment self-importance. Anyone who affects making it look easy surely lacks gravitas and must not grasp the complexity or depth of modern political problems. Partly this is the self-justification for establishment institutions and attitudes, but partly it represents the substantive view that the size and complexity of modern government require a level of expertise beyond the reach of ordinary citizens. Some of the doubts about Palin are doubts about self-government itself.

As far no one has picked up on the significance of Palin's invocation of Harry Truman in her convention speech. Her reference was more than just a bridge to a heartland-versus-Beltway theme. Truman, recall, was the only president of the 20th century who was not a college graduate. Less than two months after abruptly taking over from FDR with no preparation, Truman wrote his wife Bess describing his quick progress in taking the reins:


It won't be long before I can sit back and study the whole picture and tell 'em what is to be done in each department. When things come to that stage there'll be no more to this job than there was to running Jackson County and not any more worry.


In retrospect it is clear that Truman "got it." He didn't need any more "experience" to master the job. "Well I'm facing another tall day as usual,"
he ended that letter to Bess; "But I like 'em that way."

Ronald Reagan evinced the same attitude toward office as Truman and Palin. In fact, on closer inspection, one can hear in the criticism of Palin the echo of the same kind of complaint made against Ronald Reagan throughout his political career. Never mind that he'd been governor of California. That this graduate of Eureka College--where?--had made his career in Hollywood, a place as exotic and peculiar as Alaska, was decisive with the establishment. "Reagan's election," John P. Roche, a former head of Americans for Democratic Action, wrote in 1984, "was thus an 8-plus earthquake on the political Richter scale, and it sent a number of eminent statesmen--Republican and Democratic--into shock." It wasn't only liberals who found Reagan incomprehensible. "No previous president of the United States," Rowland Evans and Robert Novak wrote shortly after Reagan's election in 1980, "had so bizarre a preparation for political office."

Posted by: Scott | September 15, 2008 8:42 AM | Report abuse

She is an old bimbo. Nothing more, nothing less.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 15, 2008 8:41 AM | Report abuse

September 15, 2008
Can McCain Really Win Pennsylvania?
By Salena Zito

The intelligent question thrown out among strategists for both campaigns is, can John McCain really win Pennsylvania?

Really win it, not pretend to go for it, as Republicans did in 2004, all the while closing the deal in Ohio when no one was looking.

The last Republican presidential candidate to win Pennsylvania was George H.W. Bush, in 1988 -- a win preceded by two Reagans but followed by two Clintons, a Gore and a Kerry. The Kerry win was narrower than the others, however.

Since this year's Pennsylvania primaries, many people have been schooled on the mechanics of how Democrats win this state. Call it the "Rendell rule": Stack up high numbers in the Philly collar counties, hold the losses to a minimum in the other 60, and try to win Allegheny for good measure.

Can Barack Obama pull off a Rendell?

Villanova University political science professor Bob Maranto says political undercurrents are playing against him. "This is an old state, demographically, and some older white voters will be reluctant to vote for a black candidate," he explains, "but there is something more at work. Even if they call themselves independents, most voters more or less automatically vote either Democratic or Republican."

Maranto calculates that the 20 percent or so of voters who really are up for grabs will use information about a candidate's background to make assumptions about his policy views.

Pennsylvanians don't see McCain in the "failed Bush policies" category by which Democrats try to define him. Instead, they see a war hero, a brand that resonates in the blue-collar areas where their unions are trying to persuade them otherwise.

"He is a guy you can depend on," said Tom Miller, 54, of Lancaster, a registered Democrat who is very comfortable voting for McCain. "He has had no problem bucking his own party and he does not ask me to make sacrifices that he isn't willing to make."

Add the stereotypes that some voters hold about black candidates and Obama dilutes the Rendell rule.

So, where can McCain offset traditional Democrat voting blocs?

In Allegheny, Bucks and Chester counties, where a large number of those voters live.

To win Allegheny, McCain must win the entire South Hills area minus Mt. Lebanon. He also must win the new suburban areas around the airport, as well as the Mon Valley, where poorer working white voters live. He can easily sweep the North Hills as well as the small river towns.

Achieve that, and McCain offsets Pittsburgh's black and elite-liberal numbers.

McCain also must win Bucks County, where he should have Sarah Palin establish residency in the large churches in the northern half while he camps out in southern Bucks.

Chester County will be the hardest. McCain won't win West Chester, but the rest of the county -- a one-time Republican stronghold -- is persuadable.

All three counties have healthy-sized veterans populaces, with lots of socially conservative labor-Catholic Democrats -- all voters that professor Maranto views as weaknesses for Obama.

Democrat analyst Larry Ceisler admits problems exist for Obama in counties like Washington, Beaver and Fayette, but he is not quite sold on the idea that McCain can win Allegheny, Chester and Bucks.

The unknown factor in Obama's favor is the latest statewide voter-registration number. Obama state director Craig Schirmer issued a statement last week touting 1 million-plus more registered Democrats than Republicans, double the lead of 2004.

Perhaps the bigger argument is that if McCain is posting Bush 2004 poll numbers in Pennsylvania in the waning days of this election, it indicates that Ohio, Indiana and Michigan are already lost to Obama. Pennsylvania is just that small percentage point more Democrat than her Rust-Belt sisters.

University of Virginia political science professor Larry Sabato says his tentative conclusion is that McCain should not allow the money to run in Pennsylvania unless he has unlimited resources, and instead should look west. His argument: If McCain is close in Pennsylvania, then he already is well above 300 Electoral College votes and won't need it to win.

Salena Zito is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review editorial page columnist. E-mail her at szito@tribweb.com

Posted by: Scott | September 15, 2008 8:16 AM | Report abuse

In recent weeks, John McCain and the Republican Party have blatantly and without any shame adopted the Democratic campaign theme of “change”. It should be evident to an objective observer that Bush 43 and now McCain and Pailin are mere puppets to the true Republican national party leaders who control their strings. Cheney is one of the few of that inner cabal that have been calling the shots since the Nixon administration. They are in fact a continuation of the Nixon and Ford presidencies with only a disruption during the Carter and Clinton years. Bush 41( Head of the RNC during Nixon, former head of the CIA,VP to Reagan, and president is probably the real leader of this political Cosa Nostra if not a equal partner of this power sharing musical chairs game. His right and left hands have been Dick Cheney(former Sec.of Defense of Bush 41, former White House Chief of staff for Ford) and the other is Donald Rumsfeld(former Sec. of Defense for Ford and Bush 43,former special envoy to the Middle East during Reagan). Another member of this group, more likely a captain if not a full blown boss himself is James Baker (former C.O.S of Reagan, former Under Sec. of Commerce for Ford, former C.O.S and Sec of State for Bush 41, former Sec. of Treasury for Reagan, former chief legal advisor to Bush 43). Another captain or free lance enforcer is Karl Rove a college drop out and campaign manager for both Bush 41 and 43, also for Phil Gram who is McCain’s economic advisor.
Lets look at McCain’s staff of change.
On July 2, 2008, Steve Schmidt was given "full operational control" of McCain's campaign. Steve Schmidt prior to this was a top aide to Dick Cheney and a protégé to Karl Rove. Another advisor is Charles R. Black worked for Ronald Reagan's two Presidential campaigns in 1976 and 1980 and he was a senior political adviser to the 1992 re-election campaign of George H.W. Bush. Another advisor is Randy Scheunemann. He was project director for the Project for the New American Century. A neo-conservative think tank founded by non other than Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Bill Kristol and others in 1996. Other signatories to this group reads like a who’s who of the last 8 years of the republican administration.
These people have never cared about small town america or “values” All they care about is war profiteering. Many of the signatories have never served in the military. Cheney and Rove both dodged the draft. Look at the statement of principles by the PNAC. Rumsfeld was a good friend of Saddam Huessin in the 80’s Cheney didn’t want Nelson Mandela free. These are the real puppet masters, they throw out the talking points about the left of being elitist and not caring about middle america and these same guys other than Rove have advanced degrees and are worth no less than 10 million dollars. People who support them need to extricate their heads out of Limbaugh and Hannity’s asses and see what is really happening to them. McCain is not his own man he confuses stories of his real life with a book he read “The Gulag Archipelago", in which a fellow prisoner - not a guard - silently drew a cross in the dirt with a stick.” An ironic twist to all this is Eliot A. Cohen, a signatory to the PNAC "Statement of Principles", responded in The Washington Post: "There is no evidence that generals as a class make wiser national security policymakers than civilians. George C. Marshall, our greatest soldier statesman after George Washington, opposed shipping arms to Britain in 1940. His boss, Franklin D. Roosevelt, with nary a day in uniform, thought otherwise. Whose judgment looks better?"
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/uselection2008/johnmccain/2581086/John-McCain-accused-of-plagiarising-Wikipedia-for-speeches.html. Even if you don’t like Obama there is no-way a sane person can want this continued blatant fleecing of our Nation.
Thes are all verifiable facts and can be found just with a google search. AIPAC and PNAC are the military industrial complex.
Other than the ultra affluent, how can anyone support the Republican Party? When will small town America realize that they are being duped into supporting the ultra-affluent agenda? The talking points of the right are so hypocritical that it becomes laughable. The red meat of the right is the so called Main stream Media as if Limbaugh, Hannity, et al. are not part of it. They demean celebrity status, however they tout one of their greatest presidents(Reagan) was an actor. They say they are the party of patriotism, yet many of the upper echelon of the party have never served, i.e. Cheney, Rumsfeld, Baker, Reagan. They say that they care about "Main Street" USA but only bail out the Whales of Wall Street. Yet small town America eat this tripe every year. They don't care about religion unless it can be used to stir up the base, nor science or technology unless there is a buck to be made. Small town America takes pride on its freedom but yet don't realize that over time we are becoming less free, ie wire tapping and other forms of domestic surveillance. They demean people of intelligence because they know many people of small town America don't have degrees and use it at a fake issue and call people who spent time in academia as elitist when many on the right serve on university boards and have part-time professorships. They say they are against affirmitive action but yet celebrate mediocrity, Bush43 and McCain graduating at the bottom of their classes. Who both came from already well established families and had all the opportunities and connections to excel. Why does small town America believes this is the party for them? Christian conservatives seem to the be the first ones who want to go to war and bomb someone before any diplomacy is tried. Why can't small town America and Christian conservatives realize they are being used as pawns just as much the Islamic fundamentalist are. Islamic fundamentalist come from small town Middle East and given the same kind of talking points as the evangelicals. They want prayer in school, no choice available to women, and believe to the core that their ideas about worship and country are the best. Wake up small town America you are being duped.Talking about who is more patriotic, symbols, lipstick and wearing pins are nothing more than distractions to the real issue of how a few select group of people have held power almost continuously for over 30 years. Yes the left has their own political power groups but none have been so effective at pushing forward an agenda that is fundamentally bad for the U.S. and in a larger view the entire world. I stress again the now defunct PNAC and the AIPAC have been slowly pushing us closer to another World War. Bush41 and et al have been doing this and no one calls them on it. Every Republican administration has basically the same people recycled since Nixon. Just do a little research and you will see that these people are just pushing this agenda of some kind of Pax Americana and not taking into account that maybe other nations of the world might not like that and if not bomb them.Many people who support the Republican party, really need to read "1984" by George Orwell and see how we as nation have been inching closer to that type of society. People think this story is about a communist society, but it is more about how a society is kept in a constant state of fear in order for the ruling class to stay in control. Doublespeak, patriotism to the point of frenzy, censorship, erosion of civil liberties (not respecting the Constitution) is happening right in front of us. The consolidation of government (the executive branch has never been more powerful than ever, gridlocked legislature with only two parties for representation, a judiciary that just kowtows to the executive branch). No real independent journalism. Cameras placed on every street corner. This may sound like delusional conspiracy stuff, but I implore people to research for themselves to really see what is happening to them. People think this could never happen here in the U.S. but all this has already happening, slowly, incrementally all under the guise of "keeping America safe

Posted by: Anonymous | September 14, 2008 10:48 PM | Report abuse

Enough of past experience. Let's look at the most recent events and compare. Neither McCain, nor Obama have executive experience -- they're from the senate. So, let's look at the campaign they've run. Over the last 19 months both have been an executive officer in a national campaign -- bigger budget than Wasilla and definitely more employees. McCain has had to, on at least 2 occasions, clean house and bring additional help w/ his campaign. Obama used his to defeat the Clinton juggernaut using, by admission from the both sides, "an excellent campaign strategy". Oh, and just because it deserves mentioning, compare both candidates first "executive decision". Obama picks Biden to strengthen the foreign policy of the ticket and McCain pick Palin to.... see Russia from her house. At this point in his life McCain will do and say anything, including lie, to get elected. He's sold his soul and unfortunately, his honor.

Posted by: TJ | September 14, 2008 10:41 PM | Report abuse

If the posts on this article and this site are indicative of the thinkng of the voters of the US, we are in greater danger than I thought. This is an idiot's location. Most of these people are so far out of touch with the thinking of the mainstream of Americans they will wake up on Nov. 5 and think they are in a different country.

Posted by: BillR | September 14, 2008 10:39 PM | Report abuse

Please peolpe let's not got to the racist issue here. I don't recall one single black person that piloted any ship that brought us here against our will.
I don't know of any black man or woman that willingly sold his son or daughter to the white slave owner because he was going to get rich from it. I don't know of any white man that was literly beaten, raped, tourtured, killed because he was considered as property of someone else.

Please people let's not turn this into a racial thing. Blacks just ain't taking it this time. We're not voting for Obama because he is black. But because he cares about the American people. But when you have racist bigots that play into this election with thier bias opinions and remarks then it's like you're telling us is that al we are go for is sports, and cleaning your houses.
Please people don't go there this time it benificial to this nation.
If you people are concerned about the out come of this election then let's vote the way our hearts leads us. Just keep the racist remarks to your selves.
Remember history always repeats itself. It just depends on what part of history you want to bring back around.

Posted by: Mark of Tenn | September 14, 2008 10:04 PM | Report abuse

We REALLY need a third party. I am really sick of the two we have, and just happen to be sicker with the Republican party than the other (probably because I have such a strong distaste for hypocrisy and small mindedness). And for all who relish attacking "elites", I wish you would not have such disdain for our founding fathers; Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton, Washington, and the rest.

Posted by: anonymous | September 14, 2008 8:50 PM | Report abuse

The PRESIDENTIAL nominee's "experience" against the experience of Governor Palin the VP nominee.
Yes, let's have that debate!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 14, 2008 8:23 PM | Report abuse

Good, I'm glad all the talk during the Sunday programs today was about Palin. The more people debate her, the less they're talking about Obama.

Posted by: Kate | September 14, 2008 7:49 PM | Report abuse

"Hurricane McCain is gonna ravage Congressional earmarks and corruption." Right, earmarks are $7 billion a year, dunderhead, and the defense budget is at least $700 billion. As for Congressional corruption, the Repugs were worse than the Dems, as bad as they are. In fact, under the Dems, earmarks have been cut in half in the last last two years. But facts and figures, like the truth, don't matter to those who support Palin, or to the candidate herself. On the campaign trail yesterday, she repeated the lies about selling the state plane on ebay and cancelling the bridge to nowhere.

Posted by: Ben Taub | September 14, 2008 7:46 PM | Report abuse

I am frightened for our country if the best we can offer is Sarah Palin as Vice President. One heartbeat from the presidency. I am a woman and I am all for a qualified women snaring the top spot. But not one as blatantly unqualified and brought to the ticket as a novelty. We foolish Americans go bananas over this! We equate her with Hillary Clinton! Not one of her ideals is within 180% of Hillary's. She has the X-chromosone vote for her!! Where is Eleanor Roosevelt when you need her or Margaret Chase Smith? Or any of the truly qualified women currently serving our country. It is truly sad what our election process has come to. So sadness and disappointment are what I feel the most today and will for perhaps 4 years to come if McCain has his way.

Posted by: Dee | September 14, 2008 6:50 PM | Report abuse

AMERICAN VOTERS, KNOW WHO YOU VOTE FOR ON WHAT THEY STAND FOR AND AGAINST. NEVER VOTE FOR A PERSON ACCOUNT OF THEIR LOOKS OR RELIGION. NEVER VOTE FOR A DISHONEST PERSON. IF THE PERSON THAT RUNNING FOR OFFICE AVOIDS THE REAL ISSUES, DO NOT VOTE FOR THEM. BUT DO DEMAND THE REAL ISSUES TO BE ADDRESS BY ALL WITHOUT FAIL. BE SURE TO VOTE FOR THAT WHAT THIS COUNTRY IS ABOUT. IF YOU DO NOT VOTE, YOU WILL TAKE WHAT IS DISH TO YOU WHICH YOU FULL DESERVE.IF McCAIN IS PRESIDENT,I HOPE HE LIVES THROUGH OUT HIS TERM.

Posted by: PATRICK HENRY | September 14, 2008 6:29 PM | Report abuse

Let me get this straight, you actually believe Mccain and Pailin are running for president and VP? Mccain is nothing but a republican puppet and Palin is a stooge, a prop. If they win they will keep their mouths shut and do as they are told if they know what is good for them. Don't be a fool, we are talking levels of power and corruption like we have never seen. I would not be surprised to see Mccain killed if he doesn't go along with the program should they be elected. Of course it will look like natural causes. Once they have their hands on that moron Palin, they can do as they please. This country doesn't belong to us and more we all know that.

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Look out for Hurricane McCain. The more you sexist morons malign Sarah Palin, the more Obama slips in the polls. Many women are offended by sexist remarks like Caribou Barbie and Palin is Bush.

Hurricane McCain is going to ravage congressional ear marks, corruption and business like usual at Sodom on the Potomac.

Posted by: alance | September 14, 2008 5:31 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | September 14, 2008 6:15 PM | Report abuse

Please, Dimocrats;

allow me to throw you some Cheese to go with all that Whine! ;~)

It is called the EXECUTIVE Branch.

Machiavellian Sniveling Lawyers, NEED NOT APPLY! :-(

Hey WaPo:

Who else is McCain bringing on board?

Any Clues?

I would like to know who is heading for the Cabinet Posts, and other appointees.

O'Bomba-Nation and his Token Old White Guy, unfortunately are still going to be on the Hill, but, they'll be refering to Sarah Palin, as # 51! ;~)

Poor Dimocrats, it is Soooooooo hard to win, WITHOUT any Female Support!

LOL! :-D

Posted by: RAT-The | September 14, 2008 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Politico-

Independents swing toward McCain


By JOHN P. AVLON | 9/14/08 1:30 PM EST

In an Ideas piece, Avlon says that independents will determine the election -- and they may be for McCain.

"Independent voters — the largest and fastest-growing segment of the American electorate — were always going to determine the winner of this election.

And in contrast to past contests like 2004, where independents viewed the choice between President Bush and Sen. John F. Kerry as a vote for the candidate they disliked least, independents had a dream campaign in ‘08: two compelling nominees who ran against the polarizing establishments of their own parties with explicitly post-partisan appeals. It was a year in which Karl Rove’s play-to-the-base politics seemed to be on the ash heap of history.

In the wake of Sarah Palin, John McCain has opened up a 15-point lead among independents, according to a new Gallup Poll — and Barack Obama has a real problem.

Since the GOP convention and his selection of the Alaska governor as his running mate, McCain has changed a months-long tie among independents into a 52 to 37 percent advantage. Support for McCain among self-described "conservative Democrats" has jumped 10 points, to 25 percent, signaling the shift among swing voters to McCain..."



Posted by: Scott | September 14, 2008 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Look out for Hurricane McCain. The more you sexist morons malign Sarah Palin, the more Obama slips in the polls. Many women are offended by sexist remarks like Caribou Barbie and Palin is Bush.

Hurricane McCain is going to ravage congressional ear marks, corruption and business like usual at Sodom on the Potomac.

Posted by: alance | September 14, 2008 5:31 PM | Report abuse

THIS ELECTION WILL EITHER BE AN IN INDICTMENT OF, OR A VINDICATION OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. WE KNOW WE ARE A PEOPLE WHO FALL IN LOVE WITH THE LATIST FAD, FROM THE HOOL-A-HOOP TO PLATFORM SHOES, FROM DISCO DANCING TO NOSE RINGS. BUT THIS TIME, THIS TIME, THE STAKES ARE TOO HIGH. OUR COUNTRY AND IT'S FUTURE CAN'T BE LEFT TO THE WHIMMS OF FOOLS. PEOPLE NEED TO BE MADE TO RELIZE WHAT IS AT STAKE. I FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE PEOPLE WILL JUST ALLOW THEMSELVES TO BE LIED TO AND MANIPULATED SO EASLY. I FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE PEOPLE REALLY DON'T CARE ENOUGH TO EVEN TRY TO UNDERSTAND THE ISSUES. I FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE OR I SHOULD SAY I DON'T WANT TO BELIEVE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE THAT STUPID TO VOTE FOR THE SAME THING THEY HAVE BEEN RAILING AGAINST FOR YEARS. HOW MANY TIMES DOES SOMEONE HAVE TO BE HIT OVER THE HEAD WITH A BOARD BEFORE THE FIGURE OUT WHO IS DOING THE HITTING? HOW MANY LIES WILL THEY LISTEN TO BEFORE THEY FIGURE OUT WHO THE LIAR IS? HOW MANY TIMES DO THEY HAVE TO LOOK AT WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THEIR COUNTRY, THEIR LIVES BEFORE THEY SAY THEY HAVE HAD ENOUGH? DON'T THEY KNOW IT IS IN THEIR HANDS, THEY CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT? A VOTE FOR MCCAIN & PALIN WILL BE AN INDICTMENT OF THE STUPIDITY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. I HONESTLY REFUSE TO BELIEVE THEY JUST DON'T CARE. A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IS TOO IMPORTANT TO BE DECIDED BY FADDIST'S.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 14, 2008 5:29 PM | Report abuse

JUST CALL AMERICAN VOTERS PLAIN STUPID! JUST ASK YOURSELVES AND GOD FORBID IF MCAIN WINS THEN HE DIES IN OFFICE! WILL PALIN BE ABLE TO LEAD THIS GREAT NATION JUST BECAUSE SHE CAN SEE RUSSIA FROM ALASKA!! WAKE-UP AMERICANS YOU ARE BEING DUPED BY THE PEOPLE WHO OWNS AMERICA!! RUPERT MURDOCH, KARL ROVE, DICK CHENEY AND OTHERS!! JUST SAY NO!! NO !!TO THEM. SARAH PALIN IS VISITING FOX NEWS NEXT, WHY NOT CNN OR MSNBC? BECAUSE SHE IS ALREADY PRACTISING TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS SHE WILL BE ASKED!! SHE ALREADY KNOWS THE QUESTIONS!! PLEASE PLEASE, WAKE UP AMERICA!! FOX CAN'T BETRAY IT'S OWN BRAIN CHILD THEY MADE PALIN MCAIN! DONT EXPECT THEM TO KILL THEIR OWN!!

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Posted by: Anonymous | September 14, 2008 3:51 PM

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Pasting the same post for every article. Are you one of Obama's new green collar workers? You are making me green (around the gills)!

Posted by: Tunes59 | September 14, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin lied about her visit to Iraq, lied about her support for the bridge to nowhere, she is a proven liar. Sarah Palin is not ready to be Vice President.

Posted by: JakeD | September 14, 2008 4:28 PM

On the contrary she is ready to be vice president in a mendacious McCain administration.

Posted by: Ronnn | September 14, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Go Team McCain! She has more experience than Obama.

http://www.bop-o-rama.com

Obama's count is headed to 1.2 million!

Posted by: acarponzo | September 14, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin (a.k.a Caribou Barbie) is a new shiny toy that John McCain stutted out before the ink was dry on Obama's speech at the Democratic convention in an effort to steer voters away from the issues. His campaign was on the rocks and he needed a gimick NOW! So, he successfully diverted the attention of the electorate and has energized his base, but as with all new toys, the shine wears off and people become bored. What won't wear off is the real questions that need to be asked. The public and the press will begin to wonder why shes needs tutoring if she is up for the task of being president? Why does she need sheltering from the press? Why, if she is not guilty of cronyism like "Good job, Brownie" Bush, not comply with the current Trooper Gate investigation? So, McCain can't campaign alone because he brings such lackluster crowds, and she can't campaign alone because she has no clue what she is talking about. What a great pair. The day before yesterday, there was a rumor in Michigan that gas was going to $6/gal and it caused wisdespread panic. The economy is on edge and people are nervous and John McCain and Sarah Palin keep us trekking down the economic road to nowhere.

Posted by: Montanagal | September 14, 2008 4:48 PM | Report abuse

In recent weeks, John McCain and the Republican Party have blatantly and without any shame adopted the Democratic campaign theme of “change”. It should be evident to an objective observer that Bush 43 and now McCain and Pailin are mere puppets to the true Republican national party leaders who control their strings. Cheney is one of the few of that inner cabal that have been calling the shots since the Nixon administration. They are in fact a continuation of the Nixon and Ford presidencies with only a disruption during the Carter and Clinton years. Bush 41( Head of the RNC during Nixon, former head of the CIA,VP to Reagan, and president is probably the real leader of this political Cosa Nostra if not a equal partner of this power sharing musical chairs game. His right and left hands have been Dick Cheney(former Sec.of Defense of Bush 41, former White House Chief of staff for Ford) and the other is Donald Rumsfeld(former Sec. of Defense for Ford and Bush 43,former special envoy to the Middle East during Reagan). Another member of this group, more likely a captain if not a full blown boss himself is James Baker (former C.O.S of Reagan, former Under Sec. of Commerce for Ford, former C.O.S and Sec of State for Bush 41, former Sec. of Treasury for Reagan, former chief legal advisor to Bush 43). Another captain or free lance enforcer is Karl Rove a college drop out and campaign manager for both Bush 41 and 43, also for Phil Gram who is McCain’s economic advisor.
Lets look at McCain’s staff of change.
On July 2, 2008, Steve Schmidt was given "full operational control" of McCain's campaign. Steve Schmidt prior to this was a top aide to Dick Cheney and a protégé to Karl Rove. Another advisor is Charles R. Black worked for Ronald Reagan's two Presidential campaigns in 1976 and 1980 and he was a senior political adviser to the 1992 re-election campaign of George H.W. Bush. Another advisor is Randy Scheunemann. He was project director for the Project for the New American Century. A neo-conservative think tank founded by non other than Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Bill Kristol and others in 1996. Other signatories to this group reads like a who’s who of the last 8 years of the republican administration.
These people have never cared about small town america or “values” All they care about is war profiteering. Many of the signatories have never served in the military. Cheney and Rove both dodged the draft. Look at the statement of principles by the PNAC. Rumsfeld was a good friend of Saddam Huessin in the 80’s Cheney didn’t want Nelson Mandela free. These are the real puppet masters, they throw out the talking points about the left of being elitist and not caring about middle america and these same guys other than Rove have advanced degrees and are worth no less than 10 million dollars. People who support them need to extricate their heads out of Limbaugh and Hannity’s asses and see what is really happening to them. McCain is not his own man he confuses stories of his real life with a book he read “The Gulag Archipelago", in which a fellow prisoner - not a guard - silently drew a cross in the dirt with a stick.” An ironic twist to all this is Eliot A. Cohen, a signatory to the PNAC "Statement of Principles", responded in The Washington Post: "There is no evidence that generals as a class make wiser national security policymakers than civilians. George C. Marshall, our greatest soldier statesman after George Washington, opposed shipping arms to Britain in 1940. His boss, Franklin D. Roosevelt, with nary a day in uniform, thought otherwise. Whose judgment looks better?"
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/uselection2008/johnmccain/2581086/John-McCain-accused-of-plagiarising-Wikipedia-for-speeches.html. Even if you don’t like Obama there is no-way a sane person can want this continued blatant fleecing of our Nation.
Thes are all verifiable facts and can be found just with a google search. AIPAC and PNAC are the military industrial complex.
Other than the ultra affluent, how can anyone support the Republican Party? When will small town America realize that they are being duped into supporting the ultra-affluent agenda? The talking points of the right are so hypocritical that it becomes laughable. The red meat of the right is the so called Main stream Media as if Limbaugh, Hannity, et al. are not part of it. They demean celebrity status, however they tout one of their greatest presidents(Reagan) was an actor. They say they are the party of patriotism, yet many of the upper echelon of the party have never served, i.e. Cheney, Rumsfeld, Baker, Reagan. They say that they care about "Main Street" USA but only bail out the Whales of Wall Street. Yet small town America eat this tripe every year. They don't care about religion unless it can be used to stir up the base, nor science or technology unless there is a buck to be made. Small town America takes pride on its freedom but yet don't realize that over time we are becoming less free, ie wire tapping and other forms of domestic surveillance. They demean people of intelligence because they know many people of small town America don't have degrees and use it at a fake issue and call people who spent time in academia as elitist when many on the right serve on university boards and have part-time professorships. They say they are against affirmitive action but yet celebrate mediocrity, Bush43 and McCain graduating at the bottom of their classes. Who both came from already well established families and had all the opportunities and connections to excel. Why does small town America believes this is the party for them? Christian conservatives seem to the be the first ones who want to go to war and bomb someone before any diplomacy is tried. Why can't small town America and Christian conservatives realize they are being used as pawns just as much the Islamic fundamentalist are. Islamic fundamentalist come from small town Middle East and given the same kind of talking points as the evangelicals. They want prayer in school, no choice available to women, and believe to the core that their ideas about worship and country are the best. Wake up small town America you are being duped.Talking about who is more patriotic, symbols, lipstick and wearing pins are nothing more than distractions to the real issue of how a few select group of people have held power almost continuously for over 30 years. Yes the left has their own political power groups but none have been so effective at pushing forward an agenda that is fundamentally bad for the U.S. and in a larger view the entire world. I stress again the now defunct PNAC and the AIPAC have been slowly pushing us closer to another World War. Bush41 and et al have been doing this and no one calls them on it. Every Republican administration has basically the same people recycled since Nixon. Just do a little research and you will see that these people are just pushing this agenda of some kind of Pax Americana and not taking into account that maybe other nations of the world might not like that and if not bomb them.Many people who support the Republican party, really need to read "1984" by George Orwell and see how we as nation have been inching closer to that type of society. People think this story is about a communist society, but it is more about how a society is kept in a constant state of fear in order for the ruling class to stay in control. Doublespeak, patriotism to the point of frenzy, censorship, erosion of civil liberties (not respecting the Constitution) is happening right in front of us. The consolidation of government (the executive branch has never been more powerful than ever, gridlocked legislature with only two parties for representation, a judiciary that just kowtows to the executive branch). No real independent journalism. Cameras placed on every street corner. This may sound like delusional conspiracy stuff, but I implore people to research for themselves to really see what is happening to them. People think this could never happen here in the U.S. but all this has already happening, slowly, incrementally all under the guise of "keeping America safe

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Posted by: the languageamericans understands!! | September 14, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin lied about her visit to Iraq, lied about her support for the bridge to nowhere, she is a proven liar. Sarah Palin is not ready to be Vice President.

Posted by: JakeD | September 14, 2008 4:28 PM | Report abuse

tommyF-
If you think Obama has anything in common with Lenin you're a paranoid wacko.

Posted by: Charles | September 14, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Our future lies in the development of new industries with high paying jobs for the middle class, that is, in the advancement of science and engineering. Someone who believes that creationism should be taught anywhere but in a religeous class lacks the foresight to realize that she is stiffling the minds of those on who our future depends. Her lack of acceptence that global warming is a problem makes her an impediment to the direction that this country needs to go. Sarah Palin is anti-intellectual and our future is wedded to development of industries for the 21st century. She is as qualified to engage in that kind of dialogue and development as 99% of the people are. For if Sarah Palin is qualified to be president, then anybody is qualified to be vice-president. What makes the whole thing so ludicrous is that in this election we have someone with the temperment, the leadership and the ability to perform under pressure of Mr Obama. He has vision and judgment, two things that are lacking in McCain.

For governing Biden adds something to the ticket. His knowledge of foreign affairs and his honesty and clear thought will make him an excellent person to critique Obama. Palin subtracts because she has an inability to work with anyone who does not agree with her. She is the George Bush on the ticket. McCain is impetuous and Palin is without merit. She will be the Dan Quayle or worse yet possibly the Spiro Agnew vice president. She will have no influence or only negative influence on the presidency.

Sarah Palin is fine as a mayor. She already exceeded her element as governor. With McCain's health status what it is she is a threat to our current way of life. For she would never be the president and would be a propped up figurehead which would again be a repeat of the Bush administration.

Posted by: Ronnn | September 14, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

If Tim Pawlenty is a liar, let's just check out of the human race now. He's a good man and an excellent governor. Watch your mouths.

If Palin is Bush, then Obama= Lenin. Do you like analogies?

Posted by: tommyF | September 14, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Well, if Tim Pawlenty is a liar, then we should just check out of the human race now, 'cause Tim is one of the best men and governors in this country.

Now, about Palin= Bush. If you like analogies so much, then Obama= Lenin.

Liberals... you should learn to say good things about people. You would make your points better. Angry radicalism is the same fuel as Islamic extremism. Hopefully, you have not built up so much venom that you would do things drastic, illegal, and unmentionable. Our country is still the best, even with the perils.

Posted by: tommyF | September 14, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Well, if Tim Pawlenty is a liar, then we should just check out of the human race now, 'cause Tim is one of the best men and governors in this country.

Now, about Palin= Bush. If you like analogies so much, then Obama= Lenin.

Liberals... you should learn to say good things about people. You would make your points better. Angry radicalism is the same fuel as Islamic extremism. Hopefully, you have not built up so much venom that you would do things drastic, illegal, and unmentionable. Our country is still the best, even with the perils.

Posted by: tommyF | September 14, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse


Not entirely since we have learned she likes a nice "Brazilian wax" now and then.

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Here is an opinion you can print out and put it on the bumper of your car because it is 100% true:
PALIN IS BUSH!
If you think Bush has done a great job as president, put my bumper sticker on your car.
If you think Bush is the worst president we ever had, put my bumper sticker on your car.
In either case, you'll be making a political statement that is 100% true.

Posted by: Thoren58 | September 14, 2008 3:46 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | September 14, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

In recent weeks, John McCain and the Republican Party have blatantly and without any shame adopted the Democratic campaign theme of “change”. It should be evident to an objective observer that Bush 43 and now McCain and Pailin are mere puppets to the true Republican national party leaders who control their strings. Cheney is one of the few of that inner cabal that have been calling the shots since the Nixon administration. They are in fact a continuation of the Nixon and Ford presidencies with only a disruption during the Carter and Clinton years. Bush 41( Head of the RNC during Nixon, former head of the CIA,VP to Reagan, and president is probably the real leader of this political Cosa Nostra if not a equal partner of this power sharing musical chairs game. His right and left hands have been Dick Cheney(former Sec.of Defense of Bush 41, former White House Chief of staff for Ford) and the other is Donald Rumsfeld(former Sec. of Defense for Ford and Bush 43,former special envoy to the Middle East during Reagan). Another member of this group, more likely a captain if not a full blown boss himself is James Baker (former C.O.S of Reagan, former Under Sec. of Commerce for Ford, former C.O.S and Sec of State for Bush 41, former Sec. of Treasury for Reagan, former chief legal advisor to Bush 43). Another captain or free lance enforcer is Karl Rove a college drop out and campaign manager for both Bush 41 and 43, also for Phil Gram who is McCain’s economic advisor.
Lets look at McCain’s staff of change.
On July 2, 2008, Steve Schmidt was given "full operational control" of McCain's campaign. Steve Schmidt prior to this was a top aide to Dick Cheney and a protégé to Karl Rove. Another advisor is Charles R. Black worked for Ronald Reagan's two Presidential campaigns in 1976 and 1980 and he was a senior political adviser to the 1992 re-election campaign of George H.W. Bush. Another advisor is Randy Scheunemann. He was project director for the Project for the New American Century. A neo-conservative think tank founded by non other than Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Bill Kristol and others in 1996. Other signatories to this group reads like a who’s who of the last 8 years of the republican administration.
These people have never cared about small town america or “values” All they care about is war profiteering. Many of the signatories have never served in the military. Cheney and Rove both dodged the draft. Look at the statement of principles by the PNAC. Rumsfeld was a good friend of Saddam Huessin in the 80’s Cheney didn’t want Nelson Mandela free. These are the real puppet masters, they throw out the talking points about the left of being elitist and not caring about middle america and these same guys other than Rove have advanced degrees and are worth no less than 10 million dollars. People who support them need to extricate their heads out of Limbaugh and Hannity’s asses and see what is really happening to them. McCain is not his own man he confuses stories of his real life with a book he read “The Gulag Archipelago", in which a fellow prisoner - not a guard - silently drew a cross in the dirt with a stick.” An ironic twist to all this is Eliot A. Cohen, a signatory to the PNAC "Statement of Principles", responded in The Washington Post: "There is no evidence that generals as a class make wiser national security policymakers than civilians. George C. Marshall, our greatest soldier statesman after George Washington, opposed shipping arms to Britain in 1940. His boss, Franklin D. Roosevelt, with nary a day in uniform, thought otherwise. Whose judgment looks better?"
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/uselection2008/johnmccain/2581086/John-McCain-accused-of-plagiarising-Wikipedia-for-speeches.html. Even if you don’t like Obama there is no-way a sane person can want this continued blatant fleecing of our Nation.
Thes are all verifiable facts and can be found just with a google search. AIPAC and PNAC are the military industrial complex.
Other than the ultra affluent, how can anyone support the Republican Party? When will small town America realize that they are being duped into supporting the ultra-affluent agenda? The talking points of the right are so hypocritical that it becomes laughable. The red meat of the right is the so called Main stream Media as if Limbaugh, Hannity, et al. are not part of it. They demean celebrity status, however they tout one of their greatest presidents(Reagan) was an actor. They say they are the party of patriotism, yet many of the upper echelon of the party have never served, i.e. Cheney, Rumsfeld, Baker, Reagan. They say that they care about "Main Street" USA but only bail out the Whales of Wall Street. Yet small town America eat this tripe every year. They don't care about religion unless it can be used to stir up the base, nor science or technology unless there is a buck to be made. Small town America takes pride on its freedom but yet don't realize that over time we are becoming less free, ie wire tapping and other forms of domestic surveillance. They demean people of intelligence because they know many people of small town America don't have degrees and use it at a fake issue and call people who spent time in academia as elitist when many on the right serve on university boards and have part-time professorships. They say they are against affirmitive action but yet celebrate mediocrity, Bush43 and McCain graduating at the bottom of their classes. Who both came from already well established families and had all the opportunities and connections to excel. Why does small town America believes this is the party for them? Christian conservatives seem to the be the first ones who want to go to war and bomb someone before any diplomacy is tried. Why can't small town America and Christian conservatives realize they are being used as pawns just as much the Islamic fundamentalist are. Islamic fundamentalist come from small town Middle East and given the same kind of talking points as the evangelicals. They want prayer in school, no choice available to women, and believe to the core that their ideas about worship and country are the best. Wake up small town America you are being duped.Talking about who is more patriotic, symbols, lipstick and wearing pins are nothing more than distractions to the real issue of how a few select group of people have held power almost continuously for over 30 years. Yes the left has their own political power groups but none have been so effective at pushing forward an agenda that is fundamentally bad for the U.S. and in a larger view the entire world. I stress again the now defunct PNAC and the AIPAC have been slowly pushing us closer to another World War. Bush41 and et al have been doing this and no one calls them on it. Every Republican administration has basically the same people recycled since Nixon. Just do a little research and you will see that these people are just pushing this agenda of some kind of Pax Americana and not taking into account that maybe other nations of the world might not like that and if not bomb them.Many people who support the Republican party, really need to read "1984" by George Orwell and see how we as nation have been inching closer to that type of society. People think this story is about a communist society, but it is more about how a society is kept in a constant state of fear in order for the ruling class to stay in control. Doublespeak, patriotism to the point of frenzy, censorship, erosion of civil liberties (not respecting the Constitution) is happening right in front of us. The consolidation of government (the executive branch has never been more powerful than ever, gridlocked legislature with only two parties for representation, a judiciary that just kowtows to the executive branch). No real independent journalism. Cameras placed on every street corner. This may sound like delusional conspiracy stuff, but I implore people to research for themselves to really see what is happening to them. People think this could never happen here in the U.S. but all this has already happening, slowly, incrementally all under the guise of "keeping America safe

Posted by: Anonymous | September 14, 2008 3:51 PM | Report abuse

So, Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) said Palin has "as much or more executive experience and leadership experience as Barack Obama. I sure wish he would elaborate on that. Obama has 12 years as a Constitutional Law Professor. Sarah Palin can top that? Obama spent 8 years as a State Senator in a heavily populated state. Sarah Palin can top that? Obama sponsored 131 bills and serves on the Foreign Affairs, Environment and Public Works and Veteran’s Affairs committees. Can Sarah Palin top that? You know, the GOP is getting to be seen as a party of liars. It appears that is lies is all they have to offer.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 14, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Here is an opinion you can print out and put it on the bumper of your car because it is 100% true:
PALIN IS BUSH!
If you think Bush has done a great job as president, put my bumper sticker on your car.
If you think Bush is the worst president we ever had, put my bumper sticker on your car.
In either case, you'll be making a political statement that is 100% true.

Posted by: Thoren58 | September 14, 2008 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully and God willing, the 15-20% of independent voters will come to the same conclusion as me:

That Sarah Palin would make the short list to be President of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce.

Posted by: Moot Point | September 14, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

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