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Bush Praises Palin Selection on Fox

By Michael Abramowitz
Count President Bush as yet another Republican who thinks John McCain made a great vice presidential pick with Sarah Palin. "I find her to be a very dynamic, capable, smart women who, you know, it really says that John McCain made an inspired pick, to me," Bush said in an interview to be aired Tuesday morning on "FOX & Friends."

"She's had executive experience, and that's what it takes to be a capable person here in Washington, D.C. in the executive branch," Bush said in excerpts released by Fox.

By Web Politics Editor  |  September 8, 2008; 1:46 PM ET
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43 praises Sadie? Calls her "capable"? Calls the pick "inspired"? This confirms only one thing: Mad Mac, you blew it.

Posted by: preAmerikkkan | September 9, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Actully 56+, and Canadian, Thank you America for your posts.
May you be blessed by your personal god.

Posted by: justadad55+ | September 9, 2008 11:15 AM | Report abuse

From the Washington Post we find out where John McCain got his 50 or 100 years in Iraq ...Cheney/Bush Policy

In early March 2008, Esquire magazine published a long article by Thomas P.M. Barnett, a former professor at the Naval War College who had traveled with Fallon to the Middle East. Headlined, "The Man Between War and Peace," the 7,500-word article was mostly laudatory but portrayed Fallon as "brazenly challenging" Bush and Cheney on Iran policy.

Fallon, who was in Baghdad, realized instantly the uproar it would cause. He called Gates.

"I think I need to be gone," Fallon said.

"Okay," Gates said.

Later that afternoon, Gates went before the television cameras. "I have approved Admiral Fallon's request to retire with reluctance and regret," he said. "Admiral Fallon reached this difficult decision entirely on his own. I believe it was the right thing to do even though I do not believe there are, in fact, significant differences between his views and administration policy."

* * *

Keane, in Baghdad for another visit, saw an opening. At 3:27 p.m. the next day, March 12, he sent an e-mail to Chiarelli.

"Subject: Food for Thought

"Pete, a way ahead after Fox Fallon: Announce Petraeus as replacement but do not assign till fall or early winter. . . . Assign Odierno, who will have had six months back in states, to replace Petraeus." Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, a towering Army officer, had previously been the corps commander in Baghdad. "Believe this provides the strongest team we have to the key vacancies. For what it's worth. Best, JK."

Chiarelli e-mailed back 20 minutes later.

"Sir -- do you want me to pass to the SD?" SD was shorthand for the secretary of defense.

By all means, Keane said.

* * *

While in Iraq, Keane talked to Petraeus about his future. Petraeus's next assignment -- commander of NATO -- seemed set.

NATO was important, Keane said, but its time had passed. The international center of gravity had moved to the Middle East. "We're going to be here for 50 years minimum, most of the time hopefully preventing wars, and on occasion having to fight one, dealing with radical Islam, our economic interests in the region and trying to achieve stability," Keane said.

This shift would have huge implications for how the U.S. military would be educated and trained. "We're going to do it anyway because we don't have a choice," Keane said. "So the issue is: Get over it. Come to grips with it." The Army didn't want that. "It wants to end a war and go home. But that's not going to happen."

Petraeus seemed to agree but waxed nostalgic about NATO

Posted by: McSame | September 9, 2008 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Yes from Canada,
The war will never be over in Iraq until you all leave, and then they will fight like they have for thousands of years. Let them destroy themselves. We don't need them. We need change, the old America back. Take a deep breath justada55+ in the US. I probably met you and liked you traveling through the US years ago when times were different. Don be so bitter. My children aren't the ones being killed for no reason in Iraq. You the people have lost so much and I feel so very much for our best neighbor and friends. Be kind, understand that your choice effects the world. Bless America and you. P.s You are welcome to Canada and I would love to have a coffee beer, anything and talk with you and try to make some sense of the mess we are all in. Kill the people that caused 911. Iraq had nothing to do with it until your President destroyed and poised the country for no reason. He opened the doors to terrorists. Start in your country.
Sorry we clash for I'm actually 56 + now.

Posted by: justadad55+ | September 9, 2008 10:06 AM | Report abuse

Here’s an Excerpt from a recent interview with tennis player, Billie Jean King: "I think Palin's great. I think she's awesome. I think she's honest, I think she's real," said Ms. King ... But would the Governor of Alaska have been so quick to release public statements about her family if her daughter Bristol was revealed to be gay, instead of pregnant? "That was one question I had in my mind," added Ms. King. Would the Governor of Alaska have been so quick to release public statements about her family if her daughter Bristol was revealed to be walking with a peg leg, a parrot on her shoulder, and making disparaging remarks about the British Navy, instead of pregnant? Well, blow me down; must be the new girl in school. Here’s a clip from Jan & Dean: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eX7X4FovYRA&NR=1 And, how ‘bout them Dems: http://theseedsof9-11.com

Posted by: Peggy McGilligan | September 8, 2008 10:54 PM | Report abuse

I wasn't talking to you

Posted by: Jews for Jesus | September 8, 2008 6:40 PM
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Hey "Jews for Jesus"

What would Jesus say about Obama's opposition to the Infant Protection act?

I don't think you are Jewish or "for" Jesus!


Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 7:47 PM | Report abuse

New Post by Wash Post- Stevens is no friend of the Gov. who embarassed him-
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Stevens: No Action for 'Bridge to Nowhere' by Palin

By Paul Kane

Count Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) as a defender of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's position on the controversial "Bridge to Nowhere" project.

Stevens, who once threatened to resign his Senate seat in 2005 if $223 million for the bridge project was defeated, told reporters today that Palin was never a supporter of the project, which has quickly become a bone of contention in defining the GOP vice-presidential nominee's self proclaimed image as a maverick reformer who took on "the good ol' boys network" of Alaska Republicans.

"I don't remember her ever campaigning for it. As a matter of fact, she was very critical of it at the time..."

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Tim:

Yes or no -- did she kill the bridge project (regardless of whether she lobbied for it before or not)?

Posted by: JakeD | September 8, 2008 7:31 PM | Report abuse

I cannot understand how anyone could support a man like Obama. I have asked so many Obama supporters and not a single one can tell me more then a few sentences of things they "know" about his policy or his stand on several issues. More importantly, those same people knew even less of Biden. Wake up America!

Country first!

Posted by: Kelly H | September 8, 2008 6:54 PM | Report abuse

Well as much as I would like Bush to keep his stank off Palin., I guess one thing we can all be sure of. Palin couldnt do much worse then Him. Well then again. Theyre hasnt benn any more attacks since 9/11. That is one good thing you can say about Bush.

You can see Bushes DUI, Cheneys, and
the inside scoop about the Palin Dui Secret,
http://www.duihelpguide.com

Why hasnt the news covered this?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 6:48 PM | Report abuse

I wasn't talking to you

Posted by: Jews for Jesus | September 8, 2008 6:40 PM | Report abuse

How much are the Republicans paying you to write on this board?

Posted by: Jews for Jesus | September 8, 2008 6:12 PM

J for J- I AM a Republican, and I'm writing from the heart- I make my living developing medical instruments, and I might make more money if Obama socialized medicine or I might not- that's not important what is important is-
I'm prochoice and stated it with in post. I am shocked that Obama voted against allowing medical attention to the surviving infants after a failed abortion
( The Infant Protection Act)....I mean how grissly can you get- picture with me J for J the horror in the room when an infant starts to cry in distress and the doctor has to decide whether to break Obama's supported law by starting an IV or putting in a feeding tube-WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU AND OBAMA IF YOU DON"T SEE THE HORROR IN THIS? Obama even lied about how the Illinois law differs from the federal version...and THEN when pressed, he admitted that he lied! J for J what do you think about your candidate's position?

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Why do you Dems always assume that someone who opposes your position must be doing it for the money? Because you are so smug in your morally bankrupt position that you don't get it!


Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 6:18 PM | Report abuse

How much are the Republicans paying you to write on this board?

Posted by: Jews for Jesus | September 8, 2008 6:12 PM | Report abuse

Am I the only one who´s sick seeing Palin in the news? She´s nothing more than a pretty face repeating every stupid word the Republican Bush writers pounded into her! She wants to run the country in case McCain doesn´t make it? She doesn´t even manage to run her own family, preaching the "no-intimacy-before-marriage" and having a pregnant teenage daughter. VERY credible!
Concerning "experience"? Unless you haven´t been president before you just can´t be prepared to be president!

Posted by: Martina, Austria | September 8, 2008 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Hey Lenny- Yeah 10 pt lead in USA Today with likely voters is some tank- after Dukakis, I didn't think Dems brought up tanks anymore!

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 5:54 PM | Report abuse


Hey J for J-

I'm prochoice and stated it with in post. I am shocked that Obama voted against allowing medical attention to the surviving infants after a failed abortion
( The Infant Protection Act)....I mean how grissly can you get- picture with me Tim the horror in the room when an infant starts to cry in distress and the doctor has to decide whether to break Obama's supported law by starting an IV or putting in a feeding tube-WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU AND OBAMA IF YOU DON"T SEE THE HORROR IN THIS? Obama even lied about how the Illinois law differs from the federal version...and THEN when pressed, he admitted that he lied! J for J what do you think about your candidate's position?

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 5:50 PM | Report abuse

oh dear. first chris wallace tanks her chances on fox news sunday by fact checking the bridge to nowhere.

then she's endorsed by in incurious clod.

she is so done.

Posted by: kravitz | September 8, 2008 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Oh Tim.........are you still on???

"Scott,

The right to abortion is a right given to you by the constitution. I don't like baby killers either, BUT I DONT TRY AND TELL OTHER PEOPLE HOW TO LIVE."
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Tim, your reading comprehension is sorely lacking...I'm prochoice and stated it with in post. I am shocked that Obama voted against allowing medical attention to the surviving infants after a failed abortion( The Infant Protection Act)....I mean how grissly can you get- picture with me Tim the horror in the room when an infant starts to cry in distress and the doctor has to decide whether to break Obama's supported law by starting an IV or putting in a feeding tube-WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU AND OBAMA IF YOU DON"T SEE THE HORROR IN THIS? Obama even lied about how the Illinois law differs from the federal version...and THEN when pressed, he admitted that he lied!

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 5:48 PM | Report abuse

Today's public polls don't mean a thing. It's the post RNC bounce. Next week there'll be a new dynamic and these numbers will be meaningless. It's going to be a slugfest to the end. May the better team win.

Posted by: Jews for Jesus | September 8, 2008 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Linda- Kwame Kilpatrick's sexual impropriety with a staffer (hey, who does that recall?) and conviction is quite an embarassment to his supporter Obama. That's one reason that's Michigan's starting to turn red.

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Obama has a new problem. His best friend whom he called "a Great Mayor" is in jail now for putting himself and his family and community first than the City and Country.

Posted by: linda | September 8, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

McCain announced that he's opening offices all over California! Hey it's been decades since Ca. was red- Schmidt got Arnold elected....he can certainly give it a run with the Maverick ticket!

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Rich, there are more to that.
Dirty tactics during primary to defeat Hillary by any means including defaming, corruption and fraud and spreading lies about clintons.

Despite Clinton winning more votes, Democrats "selected" not elected Obama.

Obama choose radical pastor as his "campaign spritual advisor".

Obama lied about Rezko relationship.

Obama lied about NAFTAgate.

Obama lied about his 20 years in racist church.

Posted by: martha | September 8, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Hey A/axelrod- bail faster!

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 5:38 PM | Report abuse

anonymous(axelrod)- yes, Mich, Va, New Hampshire, and Colorado are tossups- BUT Obama was solidly ahead in Michigan a week ago and was leading in Virginia as well- the National polls are shifting first because they are the MOST RECENT

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

There is no way Democrats are going to win this thing. First mistake is choosing their unknown Obama. 2nd mistake, Biden. Common guys, we all know about him. He is the world's best palagarist and a wonderful liar.

Posted by: Richard | September 8, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

for the record:

Check your facts -- in September of 2007, she was the last elected official who could have saved the project -- as you pointed out, she had the money. She PULLED THE PLUG and killed the Bridge to Nowhere. Now, you are right that the project had suffered some (mortal?) blows before that point, but Gov. Palin told Congress "Thanks but no thanks."

Posted by: JakeD | September 8, 2008 5:35 PM | Report abuse


Realclearpolitics today- Virginia SurveyUSA McCain 49, Obama 47 McCain +2
Monday, September 08
Race Poll Results Spread
Michigan PPP (D) Obama 47, McCain 46 Obama +1
----Hey, I know Va. is a tossup state, but I thought Michigan was solidly in Obama's group of Blue states- McCain is such an honest candidate that he told the auto workers that their jobs aren't coming back. That's why he supports a job training program through community colleges. He's still within the margin of error in Michigan? Wow!

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 5:34 PM | Report abuse

The day's polls have McCain gaining nationally but the race remains a toss-up in the most important battlegrounds, Virginia, Michigan, Colorado. Full roundup available here: http://campaigndiaries.com/2008/09/08/mccain-bounce-continues/

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

JakeD- I love the smell of burning styrofoam in the morning. It reminds me of.....Victory.

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 5:27 PM | Report abuse

nobush3rd- no petition, just another Joe Biden lie:

"...The New York Times reported the 2007 crowd at the University of Iowa grew silent as Biden gave his version of what happened that day.

"Let me tell you a little story," The newspaper quoted Biden as saying. "I got elected when I was 29, and I got elected November the 7th. And on Dec. 18 of that year, my wife and three kids were Christmas shopping for a Christmas tree. A tractor-trailer, a guy who allegedly -- and I never pursued it -- drank his lunch instead of eating his lunch, broadsided my family and killed my wife instantly, and killed my daughter instantly, and hospitalized my two sons, with what were thought to be at the time permanent, fundamental injuries....
"Even before Obama asked Biden to join his campaign, political observers said the senator's gaffes could be a liability in a contest where every word will be scrutinized. Biden's first presidential campaign 20 years ago was undone by charges he plagiarized parts of a speech by British Labor Party leader Neil Kinnock....

"The rumor about alcohol being involved by either party, especially the truck driver, is incorrect," said Jerome O. Herlihy, a Delaware Superior Court judge who was chief deputy attorney general and worked with crash investigators in 1972.

By RACHEL KIPP • The News Journal • September 4, 2008

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 5:25 PM | Report abuse

JakeD,

Palin didn't "pull the plug" on the Bridge to Nowhere", she simply plugged the cord into another outlet. Alaska kept every last penny of the funds that were earmarked for that Bridge, my friend.

At this, she's no maverick, and on the contrary, the McCain campaign has been spinning some pretty outrageous lies as of late...

Posted by: for the record | September 8, 2008 5:25 PM | Report abuse

GOV PALIN MEDIA STRATEGY ADVICE--REV UP THE HELICOPTER ENGINES

The liberal media have now lost all PRETENSE of objectivity.

And if Palin REALLY wants to increase her poll standings--TOSS a reporter at random out of the helicopter........

Their left tilt and conservative attacks will become more acrimonious as they realize the liberal media is losing the ability to persuade because their bias is now palpable.

So Gov. Palin should IGNORE and NOT submit to hacked examination by the liberal media.

Ronald Reagan avoided the liberal media--wehn they were more camoflauged as neutral--by revving up the helicopter engines to drown out the media.

Rev up the engines--drown out liberal stupidity-- the liberal media will NOT even act neutral.

Posted by: JaxMax | September 8, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

"Scott,

The right to abortion is a right given to you by the constitution. I don't like baby killers either, BUT I DONT TRY AND TELL OTHER PEOPLE HOW TO LIVE."
***********

Tim, your reading comprehension is sorely lacking...I'm prochoice and stated it with in post. I am shocked that Obama voted against allowing medical attention to the surviving infants after a failed abortion( The Infant Protection Act)....I mean how grissly can you get- picture with me Tim the horror in the room when an infant starts to cry in distress and the doctor has to decide whether to break Obama's supported law by starting an IV or putting in a feeding tube-WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU AND OBAMA IF YOU DON"T SEE THE HORROR IN THIS? Obama even lied about how the Illinois law differs from the federal version...and THEN when pressed, he admitted that he lied!

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Scott:

I have a feeling that Election Day is going to be a landslide win for McCain-Palin.

Posted by: JakeD | September 8, 2008 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Gary and Humpty Dumpty:

Whether she flip flopped or not, the fact remains that she was the one who finally pulled the plug on the Bridge to Nowhere.

Posted by: JakeD | September 8, 2008 5:18 PM | Report abuse


Results for likely voters are based on the subsample of –823—survey respondents deemed most likely to vote in the November 2008 General Election, according to a series of questions measuring current voting intentions and past voting behavior. For results based on the total sample of likely voters, one can say with 95% confidence that the margin of sampling error is ±4 percentage points. The likely voter model assumes a turnout of 60% of national adults. The likely voter sample is weighted to match this assumption, so the weighted sample size is 613.

54- McCain/ 44- Obama

We did not read it wrong. USA Today has it 48/44 McCain for all registered voters and 54/44 McCain for Likely voters.
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Decency will prevail-

Human decency- THAT's One of a million reasons to support McCain/Palin-

If Biden really does believe what he claims....which noone can know given his history of lies... what must he think of his runningmate's position of the Infant Protection Act....murder? (I'm prochoice like you probably are but this stance by Obama is heinous- it's an affront to decency)
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Now give me an Obama accomplishment- other than good grades and sponsorship of bills- hey, why not name oNE family he helped with his organizing...why DON'T we know their names- only the people he met campaigning....where's one harvard classmate or Univ. of Chicago colleague who speaks up for him like McCain's fellow veterans do? It's strange, no?

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

http://www.petitiononline.com/giveback/petition.html

This is a petition just started to ask Congress and the President of the United States to request that Gov. Palin and the State of Alaska return the funds that are so obviously scorned by Sarah Palin.

Sure, we know it is all just Republican BS, but make her (and John McCain) put her money where her mouth is or shut up.

I'm sure the American public can find somewhere to spend the $433,000,000.00 in funding that Alaska received because of that earmark.

Posted by: nobush3rd | September 8, 2008 5:14 PM | Report abuse

The truth is, the actual candidate that successfully target and murder mutual opponents wins the election in November with the help of mainstream media, period. Has nothing to do with issues or popularity polls. The reason is this opponent has exposed corruption within both parties. Will GOP use Guiliani with mob ties in his infamous practice of sweetheart deals? Where convicted felons get lesser penalty in exchange to do his dirty work? Will Dem use black urban-style gangs? Will these bad-guys conveniently distract the public of the real suspects/candidates and go undetected?

Does that mean as sharp critics too, we have to worry about our family’s safety? Cars tampered with? Bodies hurt or killed?? For example will my husband be targeted while jogging after work as he is watched 24/7 and habits well known??? Hmmm…..

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Um, dude, by the way, Iraq is a byproduct of the imperilistic British Empire's ceaseless noodling during the 1950's after WWII where they created borders that culled togther three tribes into one country that had been fighting for centuries. Don't try to blame the Iraq mess on Carter or the Democrats, my friend. If anything the blame rests more on the Republicans shoulders than anyones...

The US Government used to give money and weapons to Saddam Hussien to fight Iran! You idiot! Where do you think the Iraqis got their chemical weapons? Surprise! From the US Government! Check it out if you don't believe me:

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB82/

Posted by: anonymous revisited | September 8, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

THE PALIN SELECTION AND THE DIMINUTION OF DEMOCRACY:
IS A SILENT COUP HAPPENING IN THE U.S.A?

• Could the Palin Phenomenon be a symptom of a seismic power grab that is transforming our government?

• Is the Palin selection part of a larger plan to seize control of the Executive Branch and make it beholden to another set of decision-makers -- unelected, entrenched, and in charge of the forces of power and control?

• Could the federal takeover of more than half of the mortgage market via the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bailout signal a turn toward autocratic control of the economy by hard-right conservatives who comprise the corporate/military/security complex -- what Eisenhower in his farewell address called the "military-industrial complex"?

• Could this seizure of economic control further the interests of those who are using government policy as "social engineering" to neutralize political opposition and transform society to suit their far-right ideology?

• Could this plan dovetail with reports from a Dutch newspaper this past week that the U.S. is planning to strike Iran's nuclear facilities?

• Could the fruition of the "Help America Vote Act," which led to the widespread use of electronic voting machines, the vast majority of which leave no voter-verified paper trail, also be part of this mosaic?

• Could John McCain's vacillations on the vice president issue and his eventual acquiescence to those who recommended Palin be part of a skillful campaign to influence and oversee his decision-making?

• Are we in the midst of a silent coup that is resulting in the loss of personal freedom via the extra-legal targeting of American citizens in an unconstitutional bypass of the judicial system, a denial of due process under the law?

• And is this power grab resulting in the emasculation of both Congress and the Judiciary, rendering those institutions little more than symbolic of power, when in fact power has been quietly usurped by unelected officials of entrenched institutions of power and control?

• Is anyone -- in the media, in Congress, in think tanks, in academia -- pondering these questions?

• If not, can we afford not to be asking these questions?

http://www.theocracywatch.org
http://members.nowpublic.com/scrivener - "Gov't Agencies Support Domestic Terrorism"

Posted by: Thomas Paine | September 8, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is a smokescreen democrats are having a field day going after her when they should be taking shots att mccain, people are going to forget about mccains ineptness and focus on palins social beliefs and the republicans might actually win this one.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 4:47 PM | Report abuse

McCain/Palin Lies?

John McCain and Sarah Palin are criticizing Democrat Barack Obama over requesting money for his home state of Illinois even though the Alaska governor's record is mixed. At a rally, the Republican presidential nominee and his running mate accused Obama of requesting nearly $1 billion in earmarks.

Now, there are plenty of substantive ways to approach this. One could note, for example, that the McCain campaign is lying, and that Obama sought $311 million in earmarks last year, not $1 billion, and didn't seek any earmarks for Illinois at all this year. One could note that Sarah Palin hired D.C. lobbyists to secure millions of dollars in earmarks for Wasilla while she was its mayor, and during Palin's gubernatorial term, she's requested nearly $750 million in earmarks, easily the largest request in the nation, per-capita. One might even be tempted to note that McCain has been misstating his own record on earmarks for quite a while...

Posted by: Fatcory Worker, Ohio | September 8, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Are you all completely sure Sarah Palin has actually killed and dressed a moose?

Posted by: AG Musgrove | September 8, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Iraq is not innocent, there are innocent Iraqis being killed and starving. This is partly due to the fact that anti-abortion people will support a president who is against abortion regardless of the consequences. You do not seem to value life equally as you claim...

Posted by: Jeff | September 8, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

"Bush Praises Palin Selection"

That might be a kiss of death to the old career!

Posted by: norts | September 8, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Noble Cause:

Planned Parenthood.

Posted by: Jennifer | September 8, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

No, Innocent Iraq? in other words you are not addressing the same issue--what has Iraq got to do with killing babies on purpose--absolutely nothing. How does a culture of death such as the right to abortion or capital punishment make the world so much better. Especially, how does America benefit from abortion? Just look at the beginnings of Planned parenthood--it was started for such a nobile cause--to keep the minority population down.

Posted by: Jennifer | September 8, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Yes, believe it or not, there are innocents Iraqis. Not all Muslims are terrorists. We purposelessly bombed the heck out of their country for reason unknown. But some such as yourself do not value their lives because they are not US Americans and Christians.

quoting Jennifer | September 8, 2008 4:16 PM

Innocent Iraq? What are you talking about?

I guess you think that an accidental death is as bad as intentionally killing a Baby?

Who is destroying America? I would have to say those who give any money to Hollywood or buy into their "if it feels OK it must be OK" mentality."

Posted by: Jeff | September 8, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

By the way, Iraq is a byproduct of stupid Carter. Stupid Carter contributed to the ousting of the Shah of Iran(not Iraq).
Bush made mistakes being so unilateral and he turned that around in his last term.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

She lobbied for it before she turned it down. She accepted the money after she turned it down.

Don't Republicans call that a flip flop?

She took the money and ran folks. If McCain is going to claim she is a maverick on this issue he may as well be playing 3 Card Monte with us and asking us to pick the Queen of Spades.

Show me the money!!! Follow the money trail!!!

I honestly don't care that she kept the money. But Jesus de Christo tell the friggin truth!!!

WWJD about telling the truth????

Posted by: Humpty Dumpty | September 8, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Innocent Iraq? What are you talking about?

I guess you think that an accidental death is as bad as intentionally killing a Baby?

Who is destroying America? I would have to say those who give any money to Hollywood or buy into their "if it feels OK it must be OK" mentality.

Posted by: Jennifer | September 8, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

So, your saying you'd destroy this country to prevent abortions? I'm against abortion, but this is a minor issue to me in the big scheme of things. For one, how many innocent Iraqis have died, how many abortions have occurred in that time period?

Posted by: Jeff | September 8, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

For those of you that say "McSame" and you mention "the lobby." Well, lets see, who is the largest contributor to the Obama camp? Oh, yes , it is the Lawyers. Bamo

Posted by: Jennifer | September 8, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Republicans, STOP EMBARRASSING US!

Your IQ level keeps dropping every election cycle:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jf1y9s73Nos

Posted by: huh? | September 8, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Timmy,

I think you should not even speak unless you know what is like to go through an abortion. I guess you got your chance to live. Look what you did with your life. Somehow you got lost. I am here to help you find your way.

You see abortion is terminating a life. It is murder. You can treat a pregnancy as "unwanted" and the baby as a "punishment." I guess that speaks for your morals. I heard a young woman at church tell her story about how she was raped. She could not destroy that baby; she gave birth to that sweet little thing. For her there was no choice. So go on call it a "chioce" or a "right." You are just making excuses for others to murder an infant or a baby at the beginnings of life.

You may just convince some poor young girl that it si ok to kill their baby. After they listen to you they may get their abortion and then suffer a long life of regret--for every little baby will now remind them of their mistake and it will be you who will be at fault for your misguided advice.

Posted by: Jennifer | September 8, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Please read this! The whole Sarah Palin Phenomenon is an elaborate smoke screen brought to you by the GOP. She is not who she is being presented to be. Here's how she ran the small town of Wasilla in Alaska as Mayor...


Her experience is as mayor of a city with a population of about 5,000 (at the time), and less than 2 years as governor of a state with about 670,000 residents. During her mayoral administration most of the actual work of running this small city was turned over to an administrator. She had been pushed to hire this administrator by party power-brokers after she had gotten herself into some trouble over precipitous firings which had given rise to a recall campaign. Sarah campaigned in Wasilla as a "fiscal conservative". During her 6 years as Mayor, she increased general government expenditures by over 33%. During those same 6 years the amount of taxes collected by the City increased by 38%. This was during a period of low inflation (1996-2002). She reduced progressive property taxes and increased a regressive sales tax which taxed even food. The tax cuts that she promoted benefited large corporate property owners way more than they benefited residents. The huge increases in tax revenues during her mayoral administration weren't enough to fund everything on her wish list though, borrowed money was needed, too. She inherited a city with zero debt, but left it with indebtedness of over $22 million. What did Mayor Palin encourage the voters to borrow money for? Was it the infrastructure that she said she supported? The sewage treatment plant that the city lacked? or a new library? No. $1m for a park. $15m-plus for construction of a multi-use sports complex which she rushed through to build on a piece of property that the City didn't even have clear title to, that was still in litigation 7 yrs later--to the delight of the lawyers involved...

Posted by: Fatcory Worker, Ohio | September 8, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

"Yes or no -- did she kill the bridge project (regardless of whether she lobbied for it before) "
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Funny how it doesn't matter to you that she lobbied for it before. Isn't that more important than turning it down (and keeping all of the money) AFTER the entire world had made a joke of the bridge?

Why can't you at least be honest with yourself and the truth. ALL OF THE CANDIDATES have made poor choices from time to time. It's not one side vs the other. The difference is that one side is lying (or grossly distorting) about the wrong choice and not only continues to do so after the truth has come out, but blatently has used it as one of the central arguments behind picking the candidate.

If that's the main argument she's in the race, something is very wrong.

Posted by: Gary | September 8, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

1) Like Bush, she is completely against a woman's right

Good, but then I would not want to "punish" you with a baby and that is telling you not to kill it because murder is a "right."

2. Stem cell research-use of infant stem cells causes cancer. On the other hand many gains are made using adult stem cells.

3.So creationism is no threat. I agree with creationism so long as it doen't conflict with science. They are not mutually exclusive. I guess it takes to much for some people to be both science based (which is faith in science) and faith based (which has basis in science)

4. Global Warming. I will pass on this one. I don't know enough about it. All I know is the biggest proponent of Global Warming--a guy who saved his face using this issue is a total contributor to the problem and the awareness of the problem at the same time.

5. Inefective as , I guess, apposed to the Hollywood croud that says these types of thing and then taunts children with sex images, and tv that talks Sex, and a President that makes Sex part of his puplic policy.

6. I guess it will take her a long time to learn this--maybe she should visit Germany.

7. Investigations are part of politics baby.

8. Yes, well, it has been said (Teddy) that the VP is a bucket of spit.

9. And Obama is dodging debate--and the one "psuedo" debate he had he was given one of the questions ahead of time (whereas McCain wasn't). He did terrible. I can't wait to see how he does in the near future.

10. Not sure what you are saying, I guess you don't understand that Obama is the leader in this type of political game. He says something to one crowd and then changes for another crowd.

Posted by: Jennifer | September 8, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse


Rove and Scmidt are attempting to brand our mainstream media, our favorite pundits and writers as “Piranhas!” which only means one thing The Republicans are trying to steal the fish pet Voters or the Nature Lover's Vote? Or is this a Rove, Schmit and Davis Freudian Slip – They chose Piranhas - deep down they see themselves as Piranhas?

Democrats are courting all Republicans and Independents Goldfish, Dolphin and Killer Whale fans!

Trained Goldfish Performs Amazing Tricks!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buQKZOaB6cY

Dolphin play bubble rings.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMCf7SNUb-Q

Killer Whale and Trainer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpZFfzDg5nQ

Change we can believe in.

Vote Obama/Biden '08

Posted by: Eagle Ch’áak’ Orca | September 8, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the endorsement Mr. President. Now, please exit the white house as quickly as possible.

Posted by: Matthew | September 8, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

"McCain will tax the middle class and preserve Bush tax cuts for the rich. Even health insurance will be taxed by McCain. When McCain is elected he wants to tax us on employer provided health insurance! People complain about the transfer of wealth to foreign countries, what about the transfer of wealth here at home, from the middle class to the rich?"

NOOOO dont talk about policies!!!1

Lets talk about Obama and Ayers!!!!1!

Or lets talk about anything that will distract Americans for the truth that I will not help out 90% of americans!

Posted by: John McCain | September 8, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

McCain will tax the middle class and preserve Bush tax cuts for the rich. Even health insurance will be taxed by McCain. When McCain is elected he wants to tax us on employer provided health insurance! People complain about the transfer of wealth to foreign countries, what about the transfer of wealth here at home, from the middle class to the rich?

Posted by: Jeff | September 8, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Scott,

The right to abortion is a right given to you by the constitution. I don't like baby killers either, BUT I DONT TRY AND TELL OTHER PEOPLE HOW TO LIVE.

America is a FREE NATION. We founded it so that people can do what they want(within reason) without the government telling them "no".

McCain also is against abortion of incest and rape. How great is that when a women gets raped and the government says, "Sorry, that is your fault. Now you have to live the rest of your life with a child that reminds you of the worst day in your life. "

If you do not like abortion, then teach kids about sex, or at least teach kids about protection.

Palin is a great example. She is against abortion. She is against sexual education. She is against sexual protection. What did she get? I pregnant teenager. OBVIOUSLY HERE VALUES DO NOT WORK.

Posted by: Tim | September 8, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure Chainey*, Bushel* think Plain* can be vp. The Carl Rove gangsters and the Bush dynasty do want to preserve the status quo and protect their secrets files for another eight year if a Mcsame were to become president. They will do whatever is in their power to prevent an Obama admistration from prying into their classified docs. That is why they sent Schmitt to help Mcain who sold his sold to the devil. Under the hand of Carl Rove apprentice they will smear, sling mud to cling to power. They really do not want all the corruption files declassified because they know they might have to return to Capitol Hill to testify on all the eight years of misdeed they have done to the American people, principally and the citizens of many other countries including iraq, afghanistan, pakistan etc. If Mcsame were to be elected president, it would be too late after his precidency to questions these thug of wars, money launders, petroleum siphoning, soulless lobbyists to account for their crimes. We can easily call this the "Family Jewel Platinum files".

Posted by: Omidal | September 8, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

She didn't tell congress "thanks, but no thanks", she didn't sell the state jet on eBay, she didn't fire the chef...

I'm beginning to think Sen McCain's VP choice has an honesty problem.

Posted by: zukermand | September 8, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse


Susan Eisenhower: Barack is the best choice (CNN Interview)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1Kmsv8-Jzk&feature=related

When Dwight Eisenhower's granddaughter Susan said "Yes we can!" over 84,000 supporters at the Democrat Convention cheered her on and yelled "Yes we can!"

My Favorite Eisenhower Story From Wikipedia. Dwight could have been a Professional Football player?

At West Point, Eisenhower made the football team. He started as a varsity running back and linebacker in 1912. In a bit of a fabled match-up, he even tackled the legendary Jim Thorpe in a 1912 game.

Ike Eisenhower and Harry Truman Fans supporting Change We can believe in!

Obamacans for Obama/Biden '08

Posted by: Republican Football Fan | September 8, 2008 3:46 PM | Report abuse

I see that Scott and JakeD have left. I guess they realized that you can't fight facts with lies.

Posted by: Tim | September 8, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

"actually it's the DEMOCRATS who will make you poor by imposing more taxes. Republicans let the free market decide."

So when Obama, the Democrat, gives me more money, that is going to make me poo how?

Obama will lower taxes on 90% of Americans, where McCain will increase their taxes. So I think what you meant is:

"actually its Republicans who will make you poor by imposing more taxes."

Posted by: Tim | September 8, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Here you go Axelrod-
Human decency- THAT's One of a million reasons to support McCain/Palin-

If Biden really does believe what he claims....which noone can know given his history of lies... what must he think of his runningmate's position of the Infant Protection Act....murder? (I'm prochoice like you probably are but this stance by Obama is heinous- it's an affront to decency)
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Now give me an Obama accomplishment- other than good grades and sponsorship of bills- hey, why not name oNE family he helped with his organizing...why DON'T we know their names- only the people he met campaigning....where's one harvard classmate or Univ. of Chicago colleague who speaks up for him like McCain's fellow veterans do? It's strange, no?

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Here you go Axelrod-
Human decency- THAT's One of a million reasons to support McCain/Palin-

If Biden really does believe what he claims....which noone can know given his history of lies... what must he think of his runningmate's position of the Infant Protection Act....murder? (I'm prochoice like you probably are but this stance by Obama is heinous- it's an affront to decency)
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Now give me an Obama accomplishment- other than good grades and sponsorship of bills- hey, why not name oNE family he helped with his organizing...why DON'T we know their names- only the people he met campaigning....where's one harvard classmate or Univ. of Chicago colleague who speaks up for him like McCain's fellow veterans do? It's strange, no?

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

actually it's the DEMOCRATS who will make you poor by imposing more taxes. Republicans let the free market decide.

Posted by: L | September 8, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

"John McCain and Sarah Palin are criticizing Democrat Barack Obama over requesting money for his home state of Illinois even though the Alaska governor's record is mixed.

At a rally, the Republican presidential nominee and his running mate accused Obama of requesting nearly $1 billion in earmarks.

In fact, Obama hasn't asked for any earmarks this year and last year, he sought $311 million worth.

Palin has cut back on pork-barrel requests, but in her two years as governor, Alaska has requested nearly $750 million, by far the largest per-capita request in the nation."

So Sarah Palin takes 750 Million dollars from tax payers, and then says that Obama is wasteful with his 300 million. HYPOCRITS. Illinois also has how many more people then Alaska? The will of these people amazes me, then will hypocrits without remorse.

Posted by: Tim | September 8, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Please tell me how McCain will help out the 90% of the middle class Americans by taxing them more and sending their jobs to china.

Please tell me ANYTHING GOOD ABOUT MCCAIN

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Surprise!!! No one likes Bush, Or even cares what he thinks. But I am wondering What My Girl Sarah has been up to., McCain needs to let the Media Get access to his VP candidate. Thats lame to hide your VP candidate away from the Media. The Only Place you can find Info about Palin is on the Web, Here is some sites Ive been able to find.

Has anyone else read this story about a possible Affair Sarah Palin had? That is just one of the Scandals listed at this site. http://www.hotpres.com

This site has the inside scoop about the Palin Dui Secret, http://www.duihelpguide.com Why hasnt the news covered this?

This site has background info on sarah Palin Bio, Pics, Videos, Alot of Polls like how many people actually think that she is attractive? http://www.theveep.com

Despite all of this, and her lack of experiance she would probably make a much better president then McCain., Because like Obama she hasnt been corrupted by washington yet. We should probably reverse the ticket Palin/McCain.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Please tell me how McCain will help out the 90% of the middle class Americans by taxing them more and sending their jobs to china.

Please tell me ANYTHING GOOD ABOUT MCCAIN

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Cindy McCain charged $500K on American Express last month while her kids charged $50K and McCain's had $250K on it.
That means the McCain's could buy 4 average American homes on their credit cards and pay them off by month's end.


Yeah, McCain and Bush feel your economic pain, America.....NOT!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxT0s_I5WtA

Posted by: Kimi Welsh | September 8, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Please tell me how McCain will help out the 90% of the middle class Americans by taxing them more and sending their jobs to china. Please explain to me how this is going to help get my father's home back.

Please tell me ANYTHING GOOD ABOUT MCCAIN

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Please tell me how McCain will help out the 90% of the middle class Americans by taxing them more and sending their jobs to china. Please explain to me how this is going to help get my father's home back.

Please tell me ANYTHING GOOD ABOUT MCCAIN

Posted by: Tim | September 8, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

If he really meant it, why didn't he stand up there in Minn/St.Paul? He should like her, she wants to keep all his anti-science, anti-environment, anti-choice policies. She's just like him but better because she doesn't even come from the 'elitist wing' of the Republican party with degrees from Harvard and Yale. She's not pretending that she's a blusterful hick from a redneck state with successionist tendencies ! She doesn't even pretend about that whole compassionate conservative cr@p. She comes right out and says it. A thousand points of light? That's just code for Communisty Organizing!

The Republicans must be stopped before the damage to America is permanent.

No More Years

Posted by: thebob.bob | September 8, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

To scared to say your name,

Obama got 10% off his house, because he was a political figure, and that is bad?

I think you have hundreds of politicians that you need to go after.

Besides, you still can not tell me anything good about McCain. Rumors about Obama will only make me think you know nothing about policies.

Posted by: Tim | September 8, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Scott,

Insults and denegration are the last resorts of a weak mind.

Posted by: Tim | September 8, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Scott,

"Palin sold a jet, and fired a chef. Lets make her president!"-Tim

No, Tim- Let's make her Vice President- You're trying to make the world's biggest lier vice president for your side and Tony Rezko's beneficiary President....come on Tim- The emperor has NO Clothes (accomplishments).

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

"2. Did she further reduce her expensive perks..."
no need to reply Tim, you've declared yourself by your silence
I'm sure you're impressing Mayor Kikpatrick's constituents and especially the inhabitants of Macomb county!"

Sure, she got rid of a few things she didn't need so she could steal 200 million dollars from american tax payers for a bridge, and then pretend that she was against it when she found out it was not popular.

Posted by: Tim | September 8, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

I love the smell of burning styrofoam in the morning. It smells like......Victory!

Posted by: SCOTT | September 8, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Scott,

Palin sold a jet, and fired a chef. Lets make her president!

The point I was trying to make, that you obviously can not grasp, is that McCain will lie to get votes. Plain and simple.

McCain is a liar. He lies about Obama's taxes. He lies about airplanes on ebay. He lies about the fact that he said that he needs to learn about the economy. He lies about anything that will give him a chance to become president.

I do NOT want another liar as president. Specially one that doesn't know anything about the economy(he said it himself), someone who wants to take rights away citizens of "the land of the free", and wants to drill for oil offshore because the oil companies lobbyied him with 1 Million dollars so they can get 2% more income.

The fact of this whole election is that McCain HAS NO POLICIES execpt the policies that will HURT the largest portion of Americans(90%) while giving more to the other 10%.

Prove me wrong. Please tell me how McCain will help out the 90% of the middle class Americans by taxing them more and sending their jobs to china. Please explain to me how this is going to help get my father's home back.

Please tell me ANYTHING GOOD ABOUT MCCAIN.

Posted by: Tim | September 8, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

There is nothing wrong with being happily stinking rich and utterly detached. Nothing, that is, unless you make criticizing your political opponent as "elitist" and "out of touch" a centerpiece of your campaign. Rick Davis, speaking on behalf of his $100 million man John McCain, earlier this month offered the latest formulation of Barack Obama as an effete, aloof denizen of the upper class:

"Only celebrities like Barack Obama go to the gym three times a day, demand 'MET-RX chocolate roasted-peanut protein bars and bottles of a hard-to-find organic brew - Black Forest Berry Honest Tea' and worry about the price of arugula."


Of course, Davis' "arugula war" is just another attempt at misdirection. After all, John McCain's $5 million threshold where "you move from middle class to rich" is just the latest episode of his enduring disconnect from the real lives of the American people.


For starters, McCain in April declared that there had been "great progress economically" during the Bush years. On more than one occasion, he diagnosed Americans' concerns over the dismal U.S. economy as "psychological." (Phil Gramm, McCain's close friend and adviser supposedly excommunicated over his "whiners" remarks, was back with the campaign last week.) McCain, a man who owns eight homes nationwide, in March lectured Americans facing foreclosure that they ought to be "doing what is necessary -- working a second job, skipping a vacation, and managing their budgets -- to make their payments on time." And when all else fails, McCain told the people of the economically devastated regions in Martin County, Kentucky and Youngstown, Ohio, there's always eBay.


In his defense, McCain's shocking tone-deafness may just be a matter of perspective. When you're as well off as he is, anything below a $5 million income (a figure exceeding that earned on average by the top 0.1% of Americans) seems middle class.


*The $100 Million Man*
Courtesy of his wife Cindy's beer distribution fortune (one her late father apparently chose not to share with her half-sister Kathleen), the McCains are worth well over $100 million. (In the two-page tax summary she eventually released to the public, Cindy McCain reported another $6 million in 2006.) As Salon reported back in 2000, the second Mrs. McCain's millions were essential in launching her husband's political career. Unsurprisingly, the Weekly Standard's Matthew Continetti, who four years ago called Theresa Heinz-Kerry a "sugar mommy," has been silent on the topic of Cindy McCain.


*The Joys of (Eight) Home Ownership*
While fellow adulterer John Edwards was pilloried for his mansion, John McCain's eight homes around the country have received little notice or criticism. His properties include a 10 acre lake-side Sedona estate, euphemistically called a "cabin" by the McCain campaign, and a home featured in Architectural Digest. The one featuring "remote control window coverings" was recently put up for sale. Still, their formidable resources did not prevent the McCains from failing to pay taxes on a tony La Jolla, California condo used by Cindy's aged aunt.


*The Anheuser-Busch Windfall*
As it turns out, the beauty of globalization is in the eye of the beholder. While John McCain apparently played a critical role in facilitating DHL's takeover of Airborne (and with it, the looming loss of 8,000 jobs in Wilmington, Ohio), Cindy McCain is set to earn a staggering multi-million dollar pay-day from the acquisition of Anheuser-Busch by the Belgian beverage giant, In Bev. As the Wall Street Journal reported in July, Mrs. McCain runs the third largest Anheuser-Busch distributorship in the nation, and owns between $2.5 and $5 million in the company's stock. Amazingly, while Missouri's politicians of both parties lined up to try to block the sale, John McCain held a fundraiser in the Show Me State even as the In Bev deal was being finalized.


*McCain's $370,000 Personal Tax Break*
Earlier this year, the Center for American Progress analyzed John McCain's tax proposals. The conclusion? McCain's plan is radically more regressive than even that of President Bush, delivering 58% of its benefits to the wealthiest 1% of American taxpayers. McCain's born-again support for the Bush tax cuts has one additional bonus for Mr. Straight Talk: the McCains would save an estimated $373,000 a year.


*Paying Off $225,000 Credit Card Debt - Priceless*
That massive windfall from his own tax plan will come in handy for John McCain. As was reported in June, the McCains were carrying over $225,000 in credit card debt. The American Express card - don't leave your homes without it.


*Charity Begins at Home*
As Harpers documented earlier this year, the McCains are true believers in the old saying that charity begins at home:

Between 2001 and 2006, McCain contributed roughly $950,000 to [their] foundation. That accounted for all of its listed income other than for $100 that came from an anonymous donor. During that same period, the McCain foundation made contributions of roughly $1.6 million. More than $500,000 went to his kids' private schools, most of which was donated when his children were attending those institutions. So McCain apparently received major tax deductions for supporting elite schools attended by his children.
Ironically, the McCain campaign last week blasted Barack Obama for having attended a private school in Hawaii on scholarship. That attack came just weeks after John McCain held an event at his old prep school, Episcopal High, an institution where fees now top $38,000 a year.


*Private Jet Setters*
As the New York Times detailed back in April, John McCain enjoyed the use of his wife's private jet for his campaign, courtesy of election law loopholes he helped craft. Despite the controversy, McCain continued to use Cindy's corporate jet. For her part, Cindy McCain says that even with skyrocketing fuel costs, "in Arizona the only way to get around the state is by small private plane."


*Help on the Homefront*
In these tough economic times, the McCains are able to stretch their household budget. As the AP reported in April, "McCain reported paying $136,572 in wages to household employees in 2007. Aides say the McCains pay for a caretaker for a cabin in Sedona, Ariz., child care for their teenage daughter, and a personal assistant for Cindy McCain."


*Well-Heeled in $520 Shoes*
If clothes make the man, then John McCain has it made. As Huffington Post noted in July, "He has worn a pair of $520 black leather Ferragamo shoes on every recent campaign stop - from a news conference with the Dalai Lama to a supermarket visit in Bethlehem, PA." It is altogether fitting that McCain wore the golden loafers during a golf outing with President George H.W. Bush in which he rode around in cart displaying the sign, "Property of Bush #41. Hands Off."


And so it goes. John McCain proclaims $5 million finally makes you rich. Meanwhile, ABC's Charlie Gibson thinks a $200,000 income makes you middle class. And his colleague Cokie Roberts claims Barack Obama's vacation to his home state of Hawaii was "exotic."

Posted by: agent orange | September 8, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

"2. Did she further reduce her expensive perks..."
no need to reply Tim, you've declared yourself by your silence
I'm sure you're impressing Mayor Kikpatrick's constituents and especially the inhabitants of Macomb county!

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Surprise!!! No one likes Bush, Or even cares what he thinks. But I am wondering What My Girl Sarah has been up to., McCain needs to let the Media Get access to his VP candidate. Thats lame to hide your VP candidate away from the Media. The Only Place you can find Info about Palin is on the Web, Here is some sites Ive been able to find.

Has anyone else read this story about a possible Affair Sarah Palin had? That is just one of the Scandals listed at this site. http://www.hotpres.com

This site has the inside scoop about the Palin Dui Secret, http://www.duihelpguide.com Why hasnt the news covered this?

This site has background info on sarah Palin Bio, Pics, Videos, Alot of Polls like how many people actually think that she is attractive? http://www.theveep.com

Despite all of this, and her lack of experiance she would probably make a much better president then McCain., Because like Obama she hasnt been corrupted by washington yet. We should probably reverse the ticket Palin/McCain.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Here you go Axelrod-
Human decency- THAT's One of a million reasons to support McCain/Palin-

If Biden really does believe what he claims....which noone can know given his history of lies... what must he think of his runningmate's position of the Infant Protection Act....murder? (I'm prochoice like you probably are but this stance by Obama is heinous- it's an affront to decency)
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Now give me an Obama accomplishment- other than good grades and sponsorship of bills- hey, why not name oNE family he helped with his organizing...why DON'T we know their names- only the people he met campaigning....where's one harvard classmate or Univ. oc Chicago colleague who speaks up for him like McCain's fellow veterans do? It's strange, no?

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 3:12 PM
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Hey Axelrod- NO RESPONSE????
It's strange no? Your candidate is strange no? Noone from his past except politicians to support him? Bizarre...Maybe William Ayres, that respectable U of Chicago professor will come to his aid?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

"Hey Tim keep laughing and fiddling as those styrofoam columns go up in flames around you and the Emperor with no clothes- Tim you LEFT OUT that not only DID she sell the plane, she fired the chef and reassigned the police detail that drove her to work....or do you think tht's contributing to unemployment?
You guys love to make a very limited argument and not let any conflicting ideas in- Like putting the plane Up on Ebay is substantially different from selling it privately...amnd totally incongruous with getting rid of all the other expensive trappings of the Governor's position.... TIM-YOU MAKE me LAUGH"

I really dont understand what you are crying about. McCain said she sold the plane on ebay for a profit. So he basicly lied to the public twice in one sentence.

Did McCain say, "She sold the plane on ebay, at a profit"? Yes.

Did she? No.

If McCain can not tell the truth about something simple, how do we expect him to tell the truth about his lobbyists, how his budget will put us 200 billion dollars farther into dept, how is tax plans are not working to help the economy, or that drilling for oil offshore will not help out the everyday amercian?

We can't. We can not trust McCain to lead this country out of recession. McCain knows it, why else would he lie in every commercial that he puts out? Why is it that no one can defend McCain's policies without pointing a finger at Obama?

The answer is McCain has no policies. He is simply continueing the last 8 years for the next 4. He is probably dumb enough to think that if he does the same thing something different will result.

Now I laugh at you scott.

Posted by: Tim | September 8, 2008 3:18 PM | Report abuse

"Obama sucks.

Posted by: Every GOP Troll | September 8, 2008 3:11 PM"
Wow, you're a master of comedy.

Anybody think we should keep nuclear arms out of the hands of terrorists?

Obama does, and passed legislation to accomplish just that.

All you lazy-minded repukes should actually do some work and research before you open your mouths.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 3:18 PM | Report abuse

"Now give me an Obama accomplishment- other than good grades and sponsorship of bills- hey, why not name oNE family he helped with his organizing...why DON'T we know their names- only the people he met campaigning....where's one harvard classmate or Univ. oc Chicago colleague who speaks up for him like McCain's fellow veterans do? It's strange, no?"

http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2007/07/29/us/politics/20070730_OBAMA_GRAPHIC.html

A list of the things he did in illinois.

I also hope to see his renewable energy bill passed. His universal healthcare system will help out only like 100 MILLION PEOPLE. He plans on increasing jobs inside of the US by given tax breaks to comapnies who DONT outsource labor. He plans on lowering taxes for 90% of Americans. He plans closing loopholes in corporate tax that caused enron and the morgage crisis.

Mccain is against all of the good things Obama wants to do.

Posted by: Tim | September 8, 2008 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Hmmmmm.....who will last longer? McCain, the old man, or Obama, who could possibly be assasinated??? Biden or Palin....just as tough a decision as McCain or Obama Hussein

Posted by: Out of the box | September 8, 2008 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Tim-
1. Does she fly around in the plane or was it sold?
2. Did she further reduce her expensive perks?
3. are you a simpleton or are you just having fun as Obama's poll #'s drop and you keep talking about something that has nothing to do with it?

You guys love to make a very limited argument and not let any conflicting ideas in- Like putting the plane Up on Ebay is substantially different from selling it privately...amnd totally incongruous with getting rid of all the other expensive trappings of the Governor's position.... TIM-YOU MAKE me LAUGH"

"I really dont understand what you are crying about. McCain said she ..."

Tim

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

What's up with Secret Sarah:

[M]ore intriguing than any email correspondence contained in the four boxes was what was not released: about 1100 emails. Palin's office provided McLeod with a 78-page list (PDF) cataloging the emails it was withholding. Many of them had been written by Palin or sent to her. Palin's office claimed most of the undisclosed emails were exempt from release because they were covered by the "executive" or "deliberative process" privileges that protect communications between Palin and her aides about policy matters. But the subject lines of some of the withheld emails suggest they were not related to policy matters. Several refer to one of Palin's political foes, others to a well-known Alaskan journalist. Moreover, some of the withhold emails were CC'ed to Todd Palin, the governor's husband. Todd Palin—a.k.a. the First Dude—holds no official state position (though he has been a close and influential adviser for Governor Palin). The fact that Palin and her aides shared these emails with a citizen outside the government undercuts the claim that they must be protected under executive privilege. [Independent Alaskan government watchdog Andrée] McLeod asks, "What is Sarah Palin hiding?"

http://www.motherjones.com/mojoblog/archives/2008/09/9620_sarah_palin_secret_email.html


Indeed.

One thing she's not hiding very well is her Cheney-like penchant for secrecy and inappropriate use of "official" cover to protect e-mails she shared outside of official circles.

I mean, if you've got a good reason why a professional snowmobile racer needs to be copied on e-mails that are legitimately protected by "deliberative process" privileges, shout 'em out. Don't be shy about it.

Seriously. Just what is Todd Palin's role in the governance of Alaska, anyway? And what might we expect it to be in a McCain/Palin administration? So far, all of the stories that have emerged have been about Todd weighing in on using the levers of state power to punish his personal enemies. Surely the Palin team will want to enlighten us about all the wonderful and life-affirming things Todd has contributed along the way, no?

In the meantime, mull it over in your mind that in the US Attorneys firings, the Bush White House is claiming the same executive and deliberative process privileges even for conversations they claim the President had no part in. If you can make both that claim and the claim that conversations the executive freely shares with people outside of government, what's not subject to "executive privilege?".


What kind of "reformer maverick" is even more secretive than Dick Cheney?

Posted by: Bush + McCain = "W"orthless | September 8, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Here you go Axelrod-
Human decency- THAT's One of a million reasons to support McCain/Palin-

If Biden really does believe what he claims....which noone can know given his history of lies... what must he think of his runningmate's position of the Infant Protection Act....murder? (I'm prochoice like you probably are but this stance by Obama is heinous- it's an affront to decency)
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Now give me an Obama accomplishment- other than good grades and sponsorship of bills- hey, why not name oNE family he helped with his organizing...why DON'T we know their names- only the people he met campaigning....where's one harvard classmate or Univ. oc Chicago colleague who speaks up for him like McCain's fellow veterans do? It's strange, no?

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

"If you are not living in a cave you may notice that things are rapidly deteriorating in America.

Can anybody out there give me a reason to give the Republicans 4 more years?"

Obama sucks.

Posted by: Every GOP Troll | September 8, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

"Hey Tim keep laughing and fiddling as those styrofoam columns go up in flames around you and the Emperor with no clothes- Tim you LEFT OUT that not only DID she sell the plane, she fired the chef and reassigned the police detail that drove her to work....or do you think tht's contributing to unemployment?
You guys love to make a very limited argument and not let any conflicting ideas in- Like putting the plane Up on Ebay is substantially different from selling it privately...amnd totally incongruous with getting rid of all the other expensive trappings of the Governor's position.... TIM-YOU MAKE me LAUGH"

I really dont understand what you are crying about. McCain said she sold the plane on ebay for a profit. So he basicly lied to the public twice in one sentence.

Did McCain say, "She sold the plane on ebay, at a profit"? Yes.

Did she? No.

If McCain can not tell the truth about something simple, how do we expect him to tell the truth about his lobbyists, how his budget will put us 200 billion dollars farther into dept, how is tax plans are not working to help the economy, or that drilling for oil offshore will not help out the everyday amercian?

We can't. We can not trust McCain to lead this country out of recession. McCain knows it, why else would he lie in every commercial that he puts out? Why is it that no one can defend McCain's policies without pointing a finger at Obama?

The answer is McCain has no policies. He is simply continueing the last 8 years for the next 4. He is probably dumb enough to think that if he does the same thing something different will result.

Now I laugh at you scott.

Posted by: Tim | September 8, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Politics aside, someone-one of the parents of the Palin children needs to get some kind of control over their kids, they are out getting knocked-up, drinking hard booze (possibly while pregnant) and shooting off guns (we all know what a good combination that is)

Is this the kind of family values that the Rebubs are all "fired" up about?


Posted by: JR | September 8, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Surprise!!! No one likes Bush, Or even cares what he thinks. But I am wondering What My Girl Sarah has been up to., McCain needs to let the Media Get access to his VP candidate. Thats lame to hide your VP candidate away from the Media. The Only Place you can find Info about Palin is on the Web, Here is some sites Ive been able to find.

Has anyone else read this story about a possible Affair Sarah Palin had? That is just one of the Scandals listed at this site. http://www.hotpres.com

This site has the inside scoop about the Palin Dui Secret, http://www.duihelpguide.com Why hasnt the news covered this?

This site has background info on sarah Palin Bio, Pics, Videos, Alot of Polls like how many people actually think that she is attractive? http://www.theveep.com

Despite all of this, and her lack of experiance she would probably make a much better president then McCain., Because like Obama she hasnt been corrupted by washington yet. We should probably reverse the ticket Palin/McCain.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Surprise!!! No one likes Bush, Or even cares what he thinks. But I am wondering What My Girl Sarah has been up to., McCain needs to let the Media Get access to his VP candidate. Thats lame to hide your VP candidate away from the Media. The Only Place you can find Info about Palin is on the Web, Here is some sites Ive been able to find.

Has anyone else read this story about a possible Affair Sarah Palin had? That is just one of the Scandals listed at this site. http://www.hotpres.com

This site has the inside scoop about the Palin Dui Secret, http://www.duihelpguide.com Why hasnt the news covered this?

This site has background info on sarah Palin Bio, Pics, Videos, Alot of Polls like how many people actually think that she is attractive? http://www.theveep.com

Despite all of this, and her lack of experiance she would probably make a much better president then McCain., Because like Obama she hasnt been corrupted by washington yet. We should probably reverse the ticket Palin/McCain.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Surprise!!! No one likes Bush, Or even cares what he thinks. But I am wondering What My Girl Sarah has been up to., McCain needs to let the Media Get access to his VP candidate. Thats lame to hide your VP candidate away from the Media. The Only Place you can find Info about Palin is on the Web, Here is some sites Ive been able to find.

Has anyone else read this story about a possible Affair Sarah Palin had? That is just one of the Scandals listed at this site. http://www.hotpres.com

This site has the inside scoop about the Palin Dui Secret, http://www.duihelpguide.com Why hasnt the news covered this?

This site has background info on sarah Palin Bio, Pics, Videos, Alot of Polls like how many people actually think that she is attractive? http://www.theveep.com

Despite all of this, and her lack of experiance she would probably make a much better president then McCain., Because like Obama she hasnt been corrupted by washington yet. We should probably reverse the ticket Palin/McCain.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

If you are not living in a cave you may notice that things are rapidly deteriorating in America.

Can anybody out there give me a reason to give the Republicans 4 more years?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Hey Tim keep laughing and fiddling as those styrofoam columns go up in flames around you and the Emperor with no clothes- Tim you LEFT OUT that not only DID she sell the plane, she fired the chef and reassigned the police detail that drove her to work....or do you think tht's contributing to unemployment?
You guys love to make a very limited argument and not let any conflicting ideas in- Like putting the plane Up on Ebay is substantially different from selling it privately...amnd totally incongruous with getting rid of all the other expensive trappings of the Governor's position.... TIM-YOU MAKE me LAUGH

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

It's obvious that McCain/Palin are acting in lock step with the Bush/Cheney administration. But did Bush/Cheney/Paulsen clear Palin's judgment today in Colorado that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac had "gotten...too expensive to the taxpayers"?

Posted by: Four more years? | September 8, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

"Given the continued maintenance costs, it was a "profit" to sell the plane."

So what is your point? Republicans are liars if you take their comments at face value, but if you look into every detail enough you can make them seem truthful?

Do you think most Americans understand that the plane sale was profit including maintenace costs, or do you think Americans take the comment at face value as "she sold the plane for more then it was worth."

I am willing to beleive that Palin is using the Rovian stragedy of saying things that are grossly overestimated and vague. If you are vague enough, no one can prove you are a liar.

Posted by: Tim | September 8, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Hey did you see the cover of the new Newsweek? Sarah looks great. It's amazing how the media fawns so over the next new thing, but she surely is. We can debate about her record of reform or, as your side likes to do, her daughter's miraculous double preganacy that Sarah "covered up" by faking the breaking of her water, BUT there's no arguing about the way the media is watching the polls and changing their coverage....the conclusion of the VERY long article in Newsweek- "Truman served for 10 years in Congress before becoming vice president. But Palin does have similar spunk, and she does come from a small town. For better or for worse, she'd bring those small-town values to Washington."

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 2:56 PM | Report abuse

JakeD,

"You know what I enjoyed the most? She took the luxury jet that was acquired by her predecessor and sold it on eBay -- and made a profit!" McCain declared in Wisconsin at a campaign stop on Friday. It could not be immediately determined what that profit was.

So McCain is either wrong, or he is a liar. Personally I think both put into question his ability to lead the US.

As for the "bridge to nowhere":

She tried hard to push the contruction of this bridge, and only stopped when she realized that Americans will hate her for it. So you can say that she stopped "the bridge to nowhere" just like you can say Hitler stopped WW2 by failing to hold Normandy. My point is that Palin wasn't trying to stop the bridge, it just fell apart when everyone realized how much of a waste it was.

You make me laugh JakeD.

Posted by: Tim | September 8, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

See you guys after lunch ...

Posted by: JakeD | September 8, 2008 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Given the continued maintenance costs, it was a "profit" to sell the plane.

Posted by: JakeD | September 8, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse

"So let me get this straight, Sarah Palin is more qualified than anybody in this election because she is a Governor.

How's that last Governor working out for us?"

Rove says governing 9000 people is enough, but when Tim Kaine governed over 200,000 people he was "not ready to lead."

Hypocracy? yes.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Tim:

Yes or no -- did she kill the bridge project (regardless of whether she lobbied for it before) -- did she list the plane for sale on eBay? She never said it "sold on eBay".

Posted by: JakeD | September 8, 2008 2:43 PM | Report abuse

So let me get this straight, Sarah Palin is more qualified than anybody in this election because she is a Governor.

How's that last Governor working out for us?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

"Quick: who planted the demolitions at the WTC?" JakeD
Hey JakeD- You want to discuss TERRORISTS- OK, let's go:

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Former '60s Radical Is Now Considered Mainstream in Chicago
CHICAGO, April 17 "For months, their (Ayres and Dohrn) connection to the Democratic presidential candidate -- they hosted a gathering for him in 1995 when he first ran for the state Senate and later contributed $200 to his reelection campaign -- has been a source of growing anger among conservatives. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign picked up on the connection to suggest skeletons in Obama's closet. On Wednesday night in a televised debate with her rival, Clinton (N.Y.) mentioned it as "an issue that certainly the Republicans will be raising."
’’I don’t regret setting bombs. I feel we didn’t do enough.’’
’’Everything was absolutely ideal on the day I bombed the Pentagon."

September 11, 2001 will live in infamy. As a historical coincidence, a leader in American Terrorism, Bill Ayres, a leading member of the Weather Underground, a terrorist organization of a generation ago. had an interview published in the NY Times the morning of 9/11/, before his ideological progeny killed thousands of innocent Americans.

Note that he is married to Bernadine Dohrn, who plead guilty her participation in terrorist support groups. They are also raising the child of terrorists parents, who are in jail for their vicious acts.

Here are key statements from Ayres in the 9/11/01 NY Times article:

"Mr. Ayers, who in 1970 was said to have summed up the Weatherman philosophy as: ’’Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, kill your parents, that’s where it’s really at,’’ is today distinguished professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. And he says he doesn’t actually remember suggesting that rich people be killed or that people kill their parents, but ’’it’s been quoted so many times I’m beginning to think I did,’’ he said. ’’It was a joke about the distribution of wealth.’’

"So, would Mr. Ayers do it all again, he is asked? ’’I don’t want to discount the possibility,’’ he said."

"In 1967 he met Ms. Dohrn in Ann Arbor, Mich. She had a law degree from the University of Chicago and was a magnetic speaker who often wore thigh-high boots and miniskirts. In 1969, after the Manson family murders in Beverly Hills, Ms. Dohrn told an S.D.S. audience: ’’Dig it! Manson killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them, then they shoved a fork into a victim’s stomach.’’
Ayers's interview with the New York Times about his book was published on September 11, 2001, and opens with his statement, "I don't regret setting bombs, I feel we didn't do enough." The interview also includes his reaction (in his book) to Emile De Antonio's 1976 documentary film about the Weathermen: "He was 'embarrassed by the arrogance, the solipsism, the absolute certainty that we and we alone knew the way. The rigidity and the narcissism." Ayers stated that by "no regrets" he meant that he didn't regret his efforts to oppose the Vietnam War, and that "we didn't do enough" meant that efforts to stop the war were obviously inadequate as it dragged on for a decade. New Politics reviewer Jesse Lemisch has contrasted Ayers's recollections with those of other Weathermen and alleged serious factual errors.

In the fall of 2006, Ayers was asked not to attend a progressive educators' conference on the basis that the organizers did not want to risk an association with his past.

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

JakeD,

Palin hired lobbyists to get money for the "bridge to nowhere." Its a fact. When the rest of America got wind of this gross waste of money, Palin told the people on the island that the bridge was connecting that "america says you are nowhere." Once she realized the political suicide she was committing, she quickly gave up on the "bridge to nowhere." She never returned the tax dollars that she had already received to build it.

She lied in her speech when she said that she fought the bridge. She also lied when she said she sold her jet "on ebay at a profit." She actually sold it to a private citizen at a loss.

But that is ok JakeD, I know that you beleive everything the Repubs feed you.

Please tell me about how Obama is racist/anti-american instead of telling me anything good about McCain.

Thanks,
Tim

Posted by: Tim | September 8, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Anybody who even listens to a single garble out of GWB's pie hole is an idiot just as he is!

A GWB nod for Palin is a plus sign for Obama!

McShame is making a mockery out of this election, plain and simple!
Palin's a friggen joke, the GOP says a senator with 4 years under his belt is not experienced to lead this country, how about a govenor with 2 years under her belt? GOP calls that experience? especially since McShame could easily drop dead at any second!
Next, what about trooper-gate, a govenor who utilizes her executve power for personal vindication really shows the country how she would lead now doesn't it?
Third, Palin barks and barks about abstinence in schools & won't allow for condoms to be distributed and her own 17 year old is knocked up? THAT IS PLAIN HYPOCRACY, which IS a Repuklican motto!

This simply shows how poor of judgement McShame really has! He is NOT qualified to be President which is displayed by his failure as a fighter pilot!

I rest my case - OBAMA ALL THE WAY IN NOVEMBER - NOW MORE THAN EVER!

Posted by: luvwknd | September 8, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the endorsement, Bush! You got lots of credibility left. What an imbecile.

Posted by: MRD | September 8, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Congrats to the Republicans who have succeeded in propping up the lie that is Sarah Palin.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Kindred souls. Fundamentalist, nonbelievers in science, "know" the truth about things. In short, the worst of the species.

Posted by: Richard McDonough | September 8, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Palin Secretly Wants to Secede from US.
Why would the GOP Party and McCain nominiate someone for Vice President who once belonged or had affiliations with a group who wants to secede from the United States, The Alaskan Independence Party (AIP) whose motto is put Alaskan First, not Country First? And what does that tell you about the Republican Party?


Palin who could possibly be our next Vice Presient and/or President has a long time affiliation with the AIP , group which wants to separate from the United States, whose motto is Alaska First—Alaska Always." Palin’s husband also has a long-time mebership with this group, the Alaskan Independence Party. Officially, the AIP is a political party which advocates, in part, becoming a separate nation or commonwealth state... The party has appeared on the ballot in Alaska in all state elections since 1970. At other times, party members have also proposed that the state explore the possibility of joining Canada.


Here is a Link to Palin addressing the Alaska Independence Party in 2007 wherein she tells them "Your party plays an important role in our state’s politics ... keep up the good work, and God bless you."

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


From Blogspot:
http://divasblueoasis.blogspot.com/

"Governor Palin’s connections with the AIP are also furthered by her connection to Wally Hickel, a former Alaskan governor. Hickel was elected on the AIP ticket. He served as the co-chairman of Governor Palin’s campaign in 2006 Here is a quote from an interview Hickel did with the Alaska Dispatch:


When Palin was running for governor in 2006, Hickel appeared in advertisements supporting her and the Alaska pipeline.
"I made her governor," Hickel told me. "


That is an important and telling admission that Hickel, a long-time AIP member believes that he made Sarah Palin governor! He wa also co-chairman of her campaign for Governor. These things deserve observation and thought into the true character of Sarah Palin!


"Officials of the Alaskan Independence Party say that Palin was once so independent, she and her husband were once member of their party, which, since the 1970s, has been pushing for a legal vote for Alaskans to decide whether or not residents of the 49th state can secede from the United State. And while McCain’s motto --- is "Country First," the AIP’s motto is the exact opposite—"Alaska First—Alaska Always."


McCain's Camp likes to dispute the fact that Sarah Palin and her husband were/are members of this Separative Group. However, Lynette Clark, the chairman of the AIP, told ABC News on Monday that Palin and her husband Todd were members in 1994, even attending the 1994 statewide convention in Wasilla. Clark was AIP secretary at the time.


Earlier this year, Palin sent a video message to the AIP for its annual convention, where AIP vice chair George Clark told the small crowd that Palin "was an AIP member before she got the job as a mayor of a small town –- that was a non-partisan job. But you get along to go along -– she eventually joined the Republican Party, where she had all kinds of problems with their ethics, and well, I won’t go into that. She also had about an 80 percent approval rating, and is pretty well sympathetic to her former membership."

Posted by: McCain = Bush's third term | September 8, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

For the record, Gov. Palin was the one who officially killed the "Bridge to Nowhere" project last year:

"Ketchikan desires a better way to reach the airport, but the $398 million bridge is not the answer. Despite the work of our congressional delegation, we are about $329 million short of full funding for the bridge project, and it’s clear that Congress has little interest in spending any more money on a bridge between Ketchikan and Gravina Island. Much of the public’s attitude toward Alaska bridges is based on inaccurate portrayals of the projects here. But we need to focus on what we can do, rather than fight over what has happened."

I think she FLIPPED THE BIRD to Congress as well ; )

Posted by: JakeD | September 8, 2008 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Can you name Joe Biden's 7 Glass Houses?

1. Insulted Indian American 7 Eleven cashiers (Hey Joe, pick on somebody your own size)
2. Called obama's hygeine, "Storybook man"
3. Law school scandal- Plagiarism
4. '88 campaign withdrawl over, yep, Plagiarism
5. Sold his vote to MBNA for a cool half mill for his lobbyist son
6. Claims to be for energy independence- voted against 1st transalask pipelin- accounts for 17% of domestic oil supply....oops
7. Proudly stated that it would be "An honor to run WITH or against John mcCain".

It's Staggering that this is the change agent Obama chose to run with...."The Beltways Boys" are quite a ticket

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Obama-Junkie:

Barack HUSSEIN Obama will not be inaugurated as President on January 20, 2009.

Posted by: JakeD | September 8, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

You probably don't think she gave birth to Trig or put the Governor's jet up for sale on eBay either? Quick: who planted the demolitions at the WTC?

Posted by: JakeD | September 8, 2008 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Hey the Times reported today that the libs Olberman and "shivers up my leg" Matthews were removed by MSNBC from their coanchor seats for the rest of the election! The tide HAS turned.

Jack Cafferty is Next to Go!
Don't they and don't you know that the country wants divided government running as close to possible down the middle of the road? McCain was the most middle of the road republican in the primaries, but Obama can't say the same. 97% with Pelosi/Reid(according to Stephanpoulos yesterday) is WORSE than 90% with Bush....it's certainly farther from you know where...

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

I have said again and now I will say it again with more fervor now that Bush embraces the McCain/Palin ticket, IT'S OVER!

In this year's presidential the one thing that polls are go at is not predicting results. If Obama had campaigned according to polling data, he would not be the Democratic candidate for president and likewise for McCain would not be the presidential candidate for Republicans.

If Obama gets 97% of the Democratic voter turnout plus the new registration of voters, then he wins in a landslide. In order for McCain to win, he needs 99% of the Republican primary turnout plus 60% of undecideds.

Posted by: Obama-Junkie | September 8, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

"...The New York Times reported the 2007 crowd at the University of Iowa grew silent as Biden gave his version of what happened that day.

"Let me tell you a little story," The newspaper quoted Biden as saying. "I got elected when I was 29, and I got elected November the 7th. And on Dec. 18 of that year, my wife and three kids were Christmas shopping for a Christmas tree. A tractor-trailer, a guy who allegedly -- and I never pursued it -- drank his lunch instead of eating his lunch, broadsided my family and killed my wife instantly, and killed my daughter instantly, and hospitalized my two sons, with what were thought to be at the time permanent, fundamental injuries....
"Even before Obama asked Biden to join his campaign, political observers said the senator's gaffes could be a liability in a contest where every word will be scrutinized. Biden's first presidential campaign 20 years ago was undone by charges he plagiarized parts of a speech by British Labor Party leader Neil Kinnock....

"The rumor about alcohol being involved by either party, especially the truck driver, is incorrect," said Jerome O. Herlihy, a Delaware Superior Court judge who was chief deputy attorney general and worked with crash investigators in 1972.

By RACHEL KIPP • The News Journal • September 4, 2008

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

I'm an old retired guy who doesn’t have to work and I can honestly say it won't matter to me in the long run who wins this election. At my age any election I participate in could be my last. I do believe however that the current administration has been the worst in my lifetime (born during FDR). I don't think anyone can rationally deny that. We have had 8 years of corruption, unnecessary war and shredding of the Constitution. Over the weekend we reached the highest unemployment rate in 5 years and the deregulated Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac had to be rescued by the taxpayers before they collapsed of their own accord. Now this party wants us to give them 4 more years so that John the "maverick" can fix Washington. ...like I was born yesterday.

If "small town working class" rust-belt voters and disgruntled Clinonistas in Ohio, Pa., Michigan and Indiana help re-elect the GOP then I for one don't want to hear anymore whining from them about their disappearing jobs and livelihoods, the high cost of college and gas, lack of health care etc. Let Johnnie's "patriotism" put food on your table. Go flip burghers!

Screw 'ya. Cling to your guns and religion. Pray to Jesus when you go hunting for a meal. Stay with that church and keep your weapon. You will need both the soup kitchen and the rifle. You will deserve what you get.

I got mine already. I live comfortably in the sunny South on a golf course, got my steady income, my "socialist" medicare and prescription drug coverage that you younger people wish you had but will never get under the Republicans. I sent my girls to college and they are successfully out on their own. The world won't run out of gas before I go and the planet won't get too hot.

A McCain election ain't gonna hurt me!

As Johnny Carson used to say - I upped my lifestyle - up yours!

God helps those who help themselves - if you're in deep doodoo economically and you vote Republican for their "values", you deserve it.

Posted by: toritto | September 8, 2008 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Anonymous:

Gov. Palin did IN FACT tell Congress "Thanks, but no thanks" to that bridge.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/fact-checker/2008/09/convention_edition.html

Posted by: JakeD | September 8, 2008 2:25 PM | Report abuse

the foxes are trying to keep control of the henhouse. lets chase them out & back into the woods.

Posted by: Ron Sampson | September 8, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Teaching of Creationism alongside Evolution in public schools is a deal breaker.

If you want to be ignorant and beleive that the world was created in 7 days, so be it. But do not dare try and teach my kids your scienceless dribble.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 2:19 PM | Report abuse

“Despite being discredited over and over again by numerous news organizations, the McCain campaign continues to repeat the lie that Sarah Palin stopped the Bridge to Nowhere. John McCain has voted with George Bush 90% of the time and he and Sarah Palin will continue Bush’s economic policies, his health care policy, his education policy, his energy policy, and his foreign policy. McCain and Palin will say or do anything to make people believe that they will change something besides the person sitting in the Oval Office. That’s the kind of politics people are tired of, and it’s anything but change,” said Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse

With 65% of voters u[set that McCAin is too close to Bush, the President needs to stay as far away from this race as possible if he wants another Republican in the White House.

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

Posted by: matt | September 8, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

From:
Head of State
http://tinyurl.com/65qxee

Sunday, September 07, 2008

10 Ways in Which Sarah Palin Is *Exactly* Like George W. Bush

1) Like Bush, she is completely against a woman's right to choose (in fact, she exceeds Bush in that she is against a woman's right to choose even in cases of rape or incest;

2) Like Bush, she opposes stem cell research to prevent fatal diseases in men, women and children;

3) Like Bush, supports the teaching of Creationism alongside Evolution in public schools;

4) Like Bush, does not believe that Global Warming is man made;

5) Like Bush, has supported abstinence-only sex education methods that have proven ineffective;

6) Like Bush, has virtually no foreign policy experience prior to running for national office--(in Palin's case, despite a 72-year old, chronically ill running mate)

7) Like Bush, has engaged in conduct that has resulted in current government investigation of her actions;

8) Like Bush, has made statements which indicate lack of knowledge of basic elements of the office they are running for (Palin, July 2008: "What exactly does the Vice President do everyday?");

9) Like Bush, has been sequestered to prevent her being asked questions that she has not yet been prepared to answer;

10) Like Bush, talks like a reformer--yet in her actions (i.e., relying on lobbying, supporting the Bridge to Nowhere before she was against it) acts in the most typical, all-too-familiar fashion.


H/T: On The Issues

Cite:
Head of State
http://tinyurl.com/65qxee

Posted by: Cara Prado | September 8, 2008 2:15 PM | Report abuse

I certainly hope that a McCain/Palin Presidency is going to be just another eight years of the same!!!

Posted by: JakeD | September 8, 2008 2:10 PM | Report abuse

A McCain/Palin Presidency is going to be just another four to eight years of the same. I used to be quite impressed by John McCain, but when I went to the trouble and checked into his record I found 1999 and the campaign 2000 is very very long ago. Now he fits nicely into the right wing GOP election platform as, of course, does his running mate. See:

http://tpzoo.wordpress.com/2008/09/08/more-of-the-same-with-lipstick/

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 2:07 PM | Report abuse

I must say, having Pres Bush opine as to "what it takes to be a capable person here in Washington, D.C. in the executive branch" is just too rich.

Posted by: zukermand | September 8, 2008 1:48 PM | Report abuse

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