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Cheney Supports McCain-Palin Ticket

By Michael Abramowitz
Vice President Cheney weighed in for the first time on the selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as John McCain's running mate, dismissing suggestions she may not be up for the job.

"We've had all kinds of vice presidents over the years. Everybody brings a different set of experiences to the office and also a different kind of understanding with whoever the president is," Cheney told the group of reporters traveling with him in Rome.

"Each administration is different," added Cheney, whose long experience in Washington before becoming President Bush's running mate laid the groundwork for his role as one of the most powerful vice presidents in history.

"And there's no reason why Sarah Palin can't be a successful vice president in a McCain administration. It won't look exactly like the Bush administration or the first Bush administration, the Ford administration. It'll be relatively unique to this president and this time that they're in office."

Cheney said Palin's speech at the Republican National Convention last week "was superb. Watched that with great interest. I loved some of her lines."

"What was the difference between a hockey mom and a pitbull? 'It's lipstick,' " he paraphrased, laughing. "I think she's a good candidate, and I don't see any reason why she can't be an effective vice president."

By Washington Post Editor  |  September 8, 2008; 8:34 AM ET
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Hell, where or which Us bunker has he been hiding in for so many months. Thought he retired in Cuba because of their superb medical aid.

Posted by: justadad55+ | September 9, 2008 8:24 AM | Report abuse

Anyone who votes Republican this year is more delusional than the candidates they support. In recent weeks, John McCain and the Republican party have blatantly and without any shame adopted the Democratic campaign theme of “change”. It should be evident to an objective observer that Bush 43 and now McCain and Pailin are mere puppets to the true Republican national party leaders who control their strings. Cheney is one of the few of that inner cabal that have been calling the shots since the Nixon administration. They are in fact a continuation of the Nixon and Ford presidencies with only a disruption during the Carter and Clinton years. Bush 41( Head of the RNC during Nixon,former head of the CIA,VP to Reagan, and president is probably the real leader of this political Cosa Nostra if not a equal partner of this power sharing musical chairs game. His right and left hands have been Dick Cheney(former Sec.of Defense of Bush 41, former White House Chief of staff for Ford) and the other is Donald Rumsfeld(former Sec. of Defense for Ford and Bush 43,former special envoy to the Middle East during Reagan). Another member of this group, more likely a captain if not a full blown boss himself is James Baker (former C.O.S of Reagan, former Under Sec. of Commerce for Ford, former C.O.S and Sec of State for Bush 41, former Sec. of Treasury for Reagan, former chief legal advisor to Bush 43). Another captain or free lance enforcer is Karl Rove a college drop out and campaign manager for both Bush 41 and 43, also for Phil Gram who is McCain’s economic advisor.
Lets look at McCain’s staff of change.
On July 2, 2008, Steve Schmidt was given "full operational control" of McCain's campaign. Steve Schmidt prior to this was a top aide to Dick Cheney and a protégé to Karl Rove. Another advisor is Charles R. Black worked for Ronald Reagan's two Presidential campaigns in 1976 and 1980 and he was a senior political adviser to the 1992 re-election campaign of George H.W. Bush. Another advisor is Randy Scheunemann. He was project director for the Project for the New American Century. A neo-conservative think tank founded by non other than Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Bill Kristol and others in 1996. Other signatories to this group reads like a who’s who of the last 8 years of the republican administration. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_for_the_New_American_Century.
These people have never cared about small town america or “values” All they care about is war profiteering. Many of the signatories have never served in the military. Cheney and Rove both dodged the draft. Look at the statement of principles by the PNAC. Rumsfeld was a good friend of Saddam Huessin in the 80’s Cheney didn’t want Nelson Mandela free. These are the real puppet masters, they throw out the talking points about the left of being elitist and not caring about middle america and these same guys other than Rove have advanced degrees and are worth no less than 10 million dollars. People who support them need to extricate their heads out of Limbaugh and Hannity’s asses and see what is really happening to them. McCain is not his own man he confuses stories of his real life with a book he read “The Gulag Archipelago", in which a fellow prisoner - not a guard - silently drew a cross in the dirt with a stick.” An ironic twist to all this is Eliot A. Cohen, a signatory to the PNAC "Statement of Principles", responded in The Washington Post: "There is no evidence that generals as a class make wiser national security policymakers than civilians. George C. Marshall, our greatest soldier statesman after George Washington, opposed shipping arms to Britain in 1940. His boss, Franklin D. Roosevelt, with nary a day in uniform, thought otherwise. Whose judgment looks better?"[
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/uselection2008/johnmccain/2581086/John-McCain-accused-of-plagiarising-Wikipedia-for-speeches.html. Even if you don’t like Obama there is no-way a sane person can want this continued blatant fleecing of our Nation.

Thes are all verifiable facts and can be found just with a google search.

Other than the ultra affluent, how can anyone support the Republican party? When will small town America realize that they are being duped into supporting the ultra-affluent agenda. The talking points of the right are so hypocritical that it becomes laughable. The red meat of the right is the so called Main stream Media as if Limbaugh, Hannity, et al. are not part of it. They demean celebrity status, however they tout one of their greatest presidents(Reagan) was an actor. They say they are the party of patriotism, yet many of the upper echelon of the party have never served, i.e. Cheney, Rumsfeld, Baker, Reagan. They say that they care about "Main Street" USA but only bail out the Whales of Wall Street. Yet small town America eat this tripe every year. They don't care about relgion unless it can be used to stir up the base, nor science or technology unless there is a buck to be made. Small town America takes pride on its freedom but yet don't realize that over time we are becoming less free, ie wire tapping and other forms of domestic survelliance. They demean people of intelligence because they know many people of small town America don't have degrees and use it at a fake issue and call people who spent time in academia as elitist when many on the right serve on university boards and have part-time professorships. They say they are against affirmitive action but yet celebrate mediocrity, Bush43 and McCain graduating at the bottom of their classes. Who both came from already well established families and had all the opportunities and connections to excel. Why does small town America believes this is the party for them? Christian conservatives seem to the be the first ones who want to go to war and bomb someone before any diplomacy is tried. Why can't small town America and Christian conservatives realize they are being used as pawns just as much the Islamic fundamentalist are. Islamic fundamentalist come from small town Middle East and given the same kind of talking points as the evangalicals. They want prayer in school, no choice available to women, and believe to the core that their ideas about worship and country are the best. Wake up small town America you are being played.

Posted by: IronComments | September 9, 2008 1:15 AM | Report abuse

wow listen to your self..if you don't vote the way i vote then your delusional. Palin is a disgrace,Maccain is a loser.What has happen to a good debate with out all the name calling.I see the Dem's doing most of the name calling but also some rep are.These people your calling names are people. They have feelings. But i hope they are better people then you are and let it go in one ear and out the other.Your god loving people now thats a joke because god loving people would respect each other even if they do disagree.I don't think its the people running for office that is causing the trouble in America its the people.

Posted by: Jill | September 9, 2008 12:48 AM | Report abuse

Anyone who votes Republican this year is more delusional than the candidates they support. In recent weeks, John McCain and the Republican party have blatantly and without any shame adopted the Democratic campaign theme of “change”. It should be evident to an objective observer that Bush 43 and now McCain and Pailin are mere puppets to the true Republican national party leaders who control their strings. Cheney is one of the few of that inner cabal that have been calling the shots since the Nixon administration. They are in fact a continuation of the Nixon and Ford presidencies with only a disruption during the Carter and Clinton years. Bush 41(former head of the CIA,VP, and president is probably the real leader of this political Cosa Nostra if not a equal partner of this power sharing musical chairs game. His right and left hands have been Dick Cheney(former Sec.of Defense of Bush 41, former White House Chief of staff for Ford) and the other is Donald Rumsfeld(former Sec. of Defense for Ford and Bush 43,former special envoy to the Middle East during Reagan). Another member of this group, more likely a captain if not a full blown boss himself is James Baker (former C.O.S of Reagan, former Under Sec. of Commerce for Ford, former C.O.S and Sec of State for Bush 41, former Sec. of Treasury for Reagan, former chief legal advisor to Bush 43). Another captain or free lance enforcer is Karl Rove a college drop out and campaign manager for both Bush 41 and 43, also for Phil Gram who is McCain’s economic advisor.
Lets look at McCain’s staff of change.
On July 2, 2008, Steve Schmidt was given "full operational control" of McCain's campaign. Steve Schmidt prior to this was a top aide to Dick Cheney and a protégé to Karl Rove. Another advisor is Charles R. Black worked for Ronald Reagan's two Presidential campaigns in 1976 and 1980 and he was a senior political adviser to the 1992 re-election campaign of George H.W. Bush. Another advisor is Randy Scheunemann. He was project director for the Project for the New American Century. A neo-conservative think tank founded by non other than Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Bill Kristol and others in 1996. Other signatories to this group reads like a who’s who of the last 8 years of the republican administration. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_for_the_New_American_Century.
These people have never cared about small town america or “values” All they care about is war profiteering. Many of the signatories have never served in the military. Cheney and Rove both dodged the draft. Look at the statement of principles by the PNAC. Rumsfeld was a good friend of Saddam Huessin in the 80’s Cheney didn’t want Nelson Mandela free. These are the real puppet masters, they throw out the talking points about the left of being elitist and not caring middle america and these same guys other than Rove have advanced degrees and are worth no less than 10 million dollars. People who support them need to extricate their heads out of Limbaugh and Hannity’s asses and see what is really happening to them. McCain is not his own man he confuses stories of his real life with a book he read “The Gulag Archipelago, in which a fellow prisoner - not a guard - silently drew a cross in the dirt with a stick.” An ironic twist to all this is Eliot A. Cohen, a signatory to the PNAC "Statement of Principles", responded in The Washington Post: "There is no evidence that generals as a class make wiser national security policymakers than civilians. George C. Marshall, our greatest soldier statesman after George Washington, opposed shipping arms to Britain in 1940. His boss, Franklin D. Roosevelt, with nary a day in uniform, thought otherwise. Whose judgment looks better?"[
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/uselection2008/johnmccain/2581086/John-McCain-accused-of-plagiarising-Wikipedia-for-speeches.html. Even if you don’t like Obama there is no-way a sane person can want this continued blatant fleecing of our Nation.

Posted by: Irony | September 8, 2008 11:09 PM | Report abuse

Re: Infant Protection Act

"Illinois law already provided that physicians must protect the life of a fetus when there is "a reasonable likelihood of sustained survival of the fetus outside the womb, with or without artificial support.""

http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/obama_and_infanticide.html

Posted by: Bob | September 8, 2008 10:52 PM | Report abuse

Scott: My wife and I made the choice that was right for us. We had the option of terminating the pregnancy when doctors told us "there might be some problems".

I dont have the right, and neither do you, to make that decision FOR SOMEONE ELSE.

Its one thing to live your values. Everyone can do that. Its quite another to force them on someone else.

Try voting for a support system for families that are where I once was - instead of telling them to have the baby, feeling good about yourself, and leaving them with the problems. If you're for having a severely disabled child, then society owes that child a life time of support

Posted by: toritto | September 8, 2008 10:24 PM | Report abuse

Is it possible to have a worse vice president than Dick Cheney?

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Sarah Palin.

Posted by: Don | September 8, 2008 10:11 PM | Report abuse

Torrito- We're discussing Right to Decency-
I'm pro choice 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 Torrito 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! I'm not debating Roe v Wade- Just common decency-

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 9:06 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Gina | September 8, 2008 7:12 PM | Report abuse

I love the family values chatter from the GOP. My wife and I had a profoundly retarded son - he never spoke a word or walked - he never sat up - he never looked at me - for all I knew he was deaf and blind as well. Every meal he ever ate we fed him. Every diaper he ever wore we changed him. Every foot he ever moved from where he was lying we carried him. Every time he went to bed we carried him upstairs. Every morning we carried him downstairs. We became a test marketing project for adult diapers - we got 'em free and had to let the manufacturer know what we thought of them. He lived to be ten years old. One day he simply woke up and died. My wife gave up the best ten years of her life caring for Michael. We got no help from any government agency except our local school for handicapped kids. No medicare ; no medicaid; no state assistance. You see I "made too much money" - I was a middle management officer in a bank and it was the only income in my home - but I made too much money. Michael is gone now. So is my wife. She never went to church. She was not a believer. If there is a God in heaven then she sitting under a massive Oak watching her 10 year old son play in the green grass under a sunny sky with a cool breeze moving through his hair mop - "Mommy look at me!!" and she will wave and smile. Talk is cheap. It’s a lot easier to have a disabled kid when you're a Governor. A little more help to ordinary families and a little less pro-life BS would go along way toward proving the point.

Posted by: toritto | September 8, 2008 7:03 PM | Report abuse

Two words K.O.!!!

That's what ACTION is all about.

Mr. Obama Promises

Mr. McCain DOES IT

Posted by: Kyla | September 8, 2008 7:02 PM | Report abuse

Cheers to breaking this glass ceiling THIS year(2008)!!!

Thank you Hillary for trying, sorry that Mr. "Holier than thou" Obama killed your chance this time.

Mr. McCain has picked up where you left off Hillary. Mr. McCain and Ms. Palin will remove corruption in both parties, make America a better place, and make history by breaking the glass ceiling once and for all!!

Thank you Mr. McCain for having enough courage to do this. Thank you Governor Palin for being a reformist and the best Governor in America!!

GO MCCAIN / PALIN 2008!!!!

Posted by: Geneva | September 8, 2008 6:58 PM | Report abuse

Hey Barbara pfc-
Biden believes that life begins at conception but is running with the candidate who fights to withold medical care from infant survivors of failed abortions AND DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY ABOUT THAT?

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).

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 6:34 PM | Report abuse

What crap is Washington Post trying to lay on us?? Who cares if Bush/Cheney have an opinion! If they said the sky is blue, I would not accept that theory until I checked.

Bush/Cheney administration has been the worst in history. This is not an opinion. Watch and read!

Why did Bush allow Cheney so much power? Because Bush does not have power, he did not know how to lay the ground work and does not know how to execute.

Cheney loved Palin's lines. Yes, she did give a bunch of 1-liners. She did not give us a speech!

Cheney said "Palin will be an effective vice president". Effective in what way? Cheney's way?? Cheney broke laws and lied! Is this what we want in the future??

be an effective vice president."

Posted by: barbarapfc@aol.com | September 8, 2008 6:08 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 5:57 PM | Report abuse

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/07/AR2008090702426.html?hpid=topnews

Here is the article ... on the merits of what McCain said was the surge!!

Posted by: The Truth | September 8, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

"Yes, Abizaid replied, and then presented his argument that U.S. forces needed to get out of Iraq in order to win." page 3

Read todays Washington Post article - the unrest among the JCS - Joint Chiefs Staff (military)

Posted by: The Truth | September 8, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Sort of surprising that Cheney is supporting Palin. She's not a lesbian. But, then, maybe not. Palin is kind of Cheney in Drag.

Posted by: mnjam | September 8, 2008 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Rampant rumor says the truth of the matter, the candidate that successfully target and murder mutual opponents wins the election in November. That this opponent has exposed corruption in both parties is the reason. Does that mean, as another sharp critic and opponent to both, should we worry about our family's physical safety too? Will our car be tampered? Bodies targeted while on the street? Etc.? Hm....

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Whether Cheney's attacks on our Constitution is much much worse, Agnew was definitely more umpopular (that's all I was refuting ; )

Posted by: JakeD | September 8, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Agnew was a real donkeyhole with his insane attacks on society. But Cheney's attacks on our constitution is much much worse. The right wing is always a greater threat to our individual rights than the left wing ever dreamed of.

We can only hope Cheney thinks he is clever enough not to report all the income and benefits he has no doubt received from his ex-employer or favorite contractor he rewarded during his times in office.

What happens in the dark comes out in the light.

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

I love the family values chatter from the GOP. My wife and I had a profoundly retarded son - he never spoke a word or walked - he never sat up - he never looked at me - for all I knew he was deaf and blind as well. Every meal he ever ate we fed him. Every diaper he ever wore we changed him. Every foot he ever moved from where he was lying we carried him. Every time he went to bed we carried him upstairs. Every morning we carried him downstairs. We became a test marketing project for adult diapers - we got 'em free and had to let the manufacturer know what we thought of them. He lived to be ten years old. One day he simply woke up and died. My wife gave up the best ten years of her life caring for Michael. We got no help from any government agency except our local school for handicapped kids. No medicare ; no medicaid; no state assistance. You see I "made too much money" - I was a middle management officer in a bank and it was the only income in my home - but I made too much money. Michael is gone now. So is my wife. She never went to church. She was not a believer. If there is a God in heaven then she sitting under a massive Oak watching her 10 year old son play in the green grass under a sunny sky with a cool breeze moving through his hair mop - "Mommy look at me!!" and she will wave and smile. Talk is cheap. It’s a lot easier to have a disabled kid when you're a Governor. A little more help to ordinary families and a little less pro-life BS would go along way toward proving the point.

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

Hey Heather....Are You Out There?... 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)
*********
Hey Heather- Biden believes that life begins at conception but is running with the candidate who fights to withold medical care from infant survivors of failed abortions AND YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY ABOUT IT?

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 1:31 PM


Posted by: scott | September 8, 2008 2:18 PM | Report abuse

indytucker:

I believe that Spiro Agnew was more unpopular than Dick Cheney ; )

Posted by: JakeD | September 8, 2008 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Amen to that indytucker! you nailed!!.
God bless America! I think we have the same behaviors and characteristics with the people of Zibabwe! voting the same party even if we are economically deprived!

Posted by: braggingrights | September 8, 2008 2:11 PM | Report abuse

C'mon people wake up! Iraq war was all about oil and corrupt business. Iraq is of the richest oil countries that we occupy at the same time our oil prices at the gas station while the oil companies with nice deals in Iraq make huge profits and Iraq as an 80 billion dollar surplus. I guess it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what is going on! Sadly enough that Palin is Santa but in realty and other oil-person that will make money one our backs. No wonder Cheney endorsed her!!

Posted by: Mike | September 8, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

This is 'non-story'. Our current VP may be the most unpopular in history and now he emerges from his bunker to tow the party line-- surprised? If a Palin-esque candidate were on the Dem ticket, he would have ripped her into pieces for not being known, experienced or vetted. Palin-the social conservative with an unwed pregnant daughter- is a great soccer mom, but with no track record or real experience who will trust her as President. It is very likely she would get that call if made VP-- unless of course the Presidency becomes a desk job.

Posted by: indytucker | September 8, 2008 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Hey Heather....Are You Out There?... 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)
*********
Hey Heather- Biden believes that life begins at conception but is running with the candidate who fights to withold medical care from infant survivors of failed abortions AND YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY ABOUT IT?

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 1:31 PM

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 1:54 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


HOW CAN WE BELIEVE anything THIS MAN SAYS?

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

"we have to opportunity to have a really great man in the white house...a man of stature, intelligence, charisma and feeling..." -- ray reyns

I know a lot of people with those qualities, but that doesn't mean I want them in positions of authority. What does charisma, stature or feeling have to do with making good decisions? Even intelligence does not always make for a good leader.

I certainly hope you think a little harder about who and what you are voting for when you pull that lever in November.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

"media wake up! take a stand for what is right" - Ray
Hey, Ray, they HAVE to stand up- Olberman and Mathews lost their anchor chairs-

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Hey Heather- Biden believes that life begins at conception but is running with the candidate who fights to withold medical care from infant survivors of failed abortions AND YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY ABOUT IT?

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 1:31 PM | Report abuse

From:
Head of State
http://tinyurl.com/5mbefu

Sunday, September 07, 2008

"Actual Responsibilities": If You Can't Manage a Hockey Rink, Can You Manage Economic Policy and National Security?

From the Wall Street Journal:

Palin's Hockey Rink Leads
To Legal Trouble in Town She Led >
By MICHAEL M. PHILLIPS
September 6, 2008; Page A5

WASILLA, Alaska -- The biggest project that Sarah Palin undertook as mayor of this small town was an indoor sports complex, where locals played hockey, soccer, and basketball, especially during the long, dark Alaskan winters.

The only catch was that the city began building roads and installing utilities for the project before it had unchallenged title to the land. The misstep led to years of litigation and at least $1.3 million in extra costs for a small municipality with a small budget. What was to be Ms. Palin's legacy has turned into a financial mess that continues to plague Wasilla.

"It's too bad that the city of Wasilla didn't do their homework and secure the land before they began construction," said Kathy Wells, a longtime activist here. "She was not your ceremonial mayor; she was in charge of running the city. So it was her job to make sure things were done correctly."

Ms. Palin, now Alaska's governor and Republican Sen. John McCain's running mate, has pointed to her two terms as Wasilla's mayor, from 1996 to 2002, as evidence that she has enough executive experience to take on the presidency, should the need arise -- more than Democratic Sen. Barack Obama, who touts his own background as a community organizer in Chicago.

"I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except that you have actual responsibilities," Ms. Palin said Wednesday in her acceptance speech at the Republican convention.

Litigation resulting from the dispute over Ms. Palin's sports-complex project is still in the courts, with the land's former owner seeking hundreds of thousands of additional dollars from the city.

Palin likes to say "Good judgment can make the difference between avoiding a crisis and managing a catastrophe."

Indeed.

Cite:
Head of State
http://tinyurl.com/5mbefu

Posted by: ray reyns | September 8, 2008 1:30 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 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Dick Cheney + lipstick = Sarah Palin. In bed with big oil, believes that Iraq is/was a good thing, abuses subordinates, abuses power, likely to shoot a hunting companion. Would like to disassociate self from daughter. McBush-Painey

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 1:28 PM | Report abuse

media wake up! take a stand for what is right and good and stop this sensationalization of a pit bull with absolutely no qualifications for her position. you are manipulating innocent people.

Posted by: ray reyns | September 8, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse

its very sad to see people falling for the hype of the McCain campaign...we have to opportunity to have a really great man in the white house...a man of stature, intelligence, charisma and feeling...all the makings of a great statesman. someone that will be respected abroad and remembered in history as one of the few that really made a difference. McCain and his politics will be devastating for the world and for Americans...worse perhaps than the worst President in history.... george w. bush

Posted by: ray reyns | September 8, 2008 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone else seen the "news" piece today where Biden is taking credit for how the troop surge - the one that was almost universally opposed by the democrats - was executed.

These guys will stoop at nothing in an effort to bring things back around in their direction. Unfortunately it won't happen.

Obama made a grave mistake when he chose Biden as a running mate. He bowed to the pressure to choose someone who actually had some foreign policy experience, but in doing so, he showed that he was weak, and it proved the point that he does not have the experience to lead.

American voters will tolerate a lot from a politician, but one thing they will not tolerate is weakness. By choosing Palin, John McCain has emerged from the RNC as the maverick he always was, and has shown that he is in fact the true agent of change in this election, and that he is the one to bring change and reform to this great nation.

Posted by: Muad'dib | September 8, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

I think you have greatly overstated regarding how many voters want to know about those so called issues that wolf aluded to. You might wonder about them, but tell me, was there ever a chance that you would actually vote for a Republican and not vote right down the left party line? Didn't think so. Some people are going to vote down the left side regardless of who is truly the better candidate, and based on your post, I can only assume you are one of them.

Posted by: Muad'dib | September 8, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Scott wrote: wait...there's more...now Biden opposes Obama's "above my pay grade" position on abortion, stating on MTP that life begins at conception.

Did you actually watch the interview or did you just catch the sound byte? Biden did NOT oppose Obama's position in regards to public policy. He said HE as a Catholic personally believes life begins at conception. But he also stated that he would not mandate others to adhere to his religious views.

Biden said it would be an honor to run with or against McCain BEFORE McCain morphed into George W 2.0. BEFORE McCain voted against veteran benefits. BEFORE McCain hired all of Bush/Cheney minions. BEFORE McCain slinging mud rather than debate policies. BEFORE McCain completely traded his maverick soul for bag a silver from Rev. Dobson and a coat hanger. BEFORE McCain chose politics over country. Basically, before McCain was the Republican nominee.

Posted by: Heather | September 8, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

What a shocking declaration: Dick Cheney supports the McCain/Palin ticket! This exceeds last week's announcement when former Senator (R-PA) Rick Santorum did the same! Should this even be reported on? Anyway, it sure confirms my intention to vote for Obama. Obama, '08, let the healing begin!

Posted by: Dave, Allentown | September 8, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Of course he supports her - my question is who cares who he supports? He's a criminal who needs to be in jail!

Here is a very interesting read I found from an unusual and surprisingly religious perspective regarding McCain's choice of Palin. I highly recommend checking it out:

http://www.newsflavor.com/Opinions/McCain-Hijacks-Christianity-Via-Palin.240929

Posted by: LaRae | September 8, 2008 1:01 PM | Report abuse

So, the prince of darkness likes Sarah Palin! What a surprise.

Actually, they are very much alike.

They both are shrouded in secrecy and distort the truth.

Take, for example, the Palin lies about earmarks and the Bridge to Nowhere.
http://scootmandubious.blogspot.com/2008/09/debunking-lies-of-mccain-palin-bridge.html

Posted by: scootmandubious | September 8, 2008 12:57 PM | Report abuse

And my apologies for misspelling your name by the way.

Posted by: Xander | September 8, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Actually Maud'dib, stating facts is not grasping at straws. Yes, his wording could have been much better being that it sounded very "conspiracy theory"-ish, but the fact of the matter is that these are valid issues in the minds of some voters. When she wants to destroy the natural habitats that are deemed protected by our own Government, as well as take the polar bear off the endangered species list because it can "just evolve to a land bear", that is pretty anti-environmental in my eyes. I for one care about what happens to the environment, since I live on the same planet as these species after all. Color me crazy, but I wouldn't mind it if our government took a stance that didn't involve our own people slowly killing the populace.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 12:52 PM | Report abuse

Wolf - please, you are grasping at straws and it makes you appear desparate as well as uninformed. None of the tripe you just posted has any real validity, and if you had done your homework, you would know that.

Posted by: Muad'dib | September 8, 2008 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Whatever happened to the separation of Church and State? Why is it all I'm hearing about on either ticket is blasts about people's religious beliefs/views? I'm so sick of it. Stop mixing religion and politics, because the two have no effect on each other (in a perfect society anyways).

Posted by: Xander | September 8, 2008 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Doesn't anyone care, that Palin has ties to separatist movements, is anti-environment, anti-women's rights, and involved in multiple scandals within her state?

Posted by: wolf | September 8, 2008 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Vote Republican. We have been so successful. Look at our record. The other guys? They'll do much worse. Take our word for it.

Posted by: Bush | September 8, 2008 12:37 PM | Report abuse

"Obama/Biden can reach across all party lines and end the gridlock in DC." -- poster RFK

You can't possibly believe that. What has either one of them EVER done to show that they are anything other than your average, every-day partisan democrats? When has either one of them worked across the aisle with republicans to bring about any kind of new change or reform? The answer to that is simple: they haven't.

It's unbelievably funny how only a year ago McCain was seen as being out of step with his party and regarded warily because he was a maverick who didn't toe the party line and worked across the aisle to bring about change and reform, but all of a sudden the democratic party wants to paint him with the same brush as Bush. I have news for you - he isn't Bush, never was, and never will be.

If you really want change from the status quo, there is only one ticket to vote for - McCain/Palin. You will not get it with Obama/Biden - they talk the talk, but they have yet to walk the walk.

Posted by: Muad'dib | September 8, 2008 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Hey, see Sarah on the new cover of Newsweek? Wow, the Media sure loves a fresh story....should peter out by 2020 though.

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 12:37 PM | Report abuse

SNOOOOZ!

Posted by: pj | September 8, 2008 12:34 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 Fredie Mac bailout signal a turn toward autocratic control of the economy by hard-right conservatives who comprise the corporate/military/security complex -- what Eisenhower called the "military-industrial complex" in his farewell address warning?

• 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

Posted by: Thomas Paine | September 8, 2008 12:33 PM | Report abuse

If Nobama is too stupid to realize he has been attending a racists, anti-American church for 20 years he must either be someone who is either 1) blind & deaf 2) have the worst judgment on the planet 3) be a racists and anti American himself.

While I have to agree he has continually shown the worst judgment of virtually anyone I know, he does seem to be able to hear and see. By way of deductive reasoning, I will opt for #3.

Posted by: Robert Campbell | September 8, 2008 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Obama/Biden can reach across all party lines and end the gridlock in DC. -RFK

Hey R- That's just what we want, someone who wants to withold medical attention from infants who survived an abortion attempt in the White House with Reid and Pelosi in the Congress- hey whose ratings are lower R, Bush's or Reid/Pelosi's?

Divided government has no allegiance, but it wins!

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone here considered that what is currently happening in the news - all of this talk about Sarah Palin, what she stands for, her experience, her life, etc - is EXACTLY what the Republican strategists wanted? Let's face it, love her or hate her, Sarah Palin is anything but ordinary, and the more people talk about her, the more they realize that Obama is very ordinary, and they start to see that he's nothing more than a lot of eloquent talk. Unfortunately talk is cheap, actions speak much louder than words, and Obama's actions show a record of every-day, run-of-the-mill leftist partisan politics.

Posted by: Muad'dib | September 8, 2008 12:30 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 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Yes its true the Republican party as a minority have blocked any bills it wants to since the 2006 elections. So this country continues to be a divided government. Obama/Biden can reach across all party lines and end the gridlock in DC.

Posted by: RFK | September 8, 2008 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Yes, Olbermann and Matthews have been demoted to Analysts only. They, along with myself, found the 9/11 video at the RNC to be such a shameless ploy to tug at the heartstrings of America in the worst way possible, and decided to vocalize it. The GOP preach change, and yet they constantly refer back to 9/11. More of the same to me.

Posted by: Xander | September 8, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Of course Cheney approves. Palin is Bush in a dress.

Posted by: KJ | September 8, 2008 12:22 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 12:21 PM | Report abuse

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 12:19 PM | Report abuse

So much for "change."

Palin would just be Cheney's secretary.

Posted by: Thomas Mc | September 8, 2008 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Something that I think should be readdressed is the fact that obama sat in Jeremiah Wright's church for 20 years, soaking in the racism and hate that makes up Black Liberation Theology, but only denounces that church and his pastor when it becomes politically convenient. What is the true story here? There is an old saying that a leopard never changes it's spots. Could it be that Barak Obama is just as much of a racist as his America-hating, anti-white pastor?

Posted by: Muad'dib | September 8, 2008 12:15 PM | Report abuse

***Attention Please- We have a winner for Best Post of the Morning!

"I love it! Everyone, just keep blasting and sniping away at Sarah Palin - the more you do it, the more she stays in the news, and the more people keep reading to see that McCain/Palin really is the ticket that represents change.

Obama has voted down the left 97% of the time, has no record of reform, no record of reaching across the (a)isle, and he chose a running mate with a long history of voting down the left, never having reached across the (a)isle to reform. If you want more of the same, go with Obama/Biden. If you want real change, you'll have to pick the Maverick team that has the record for bucking the system and even bucking their party.

It is what it is, and at this point it is too late for Obama to show that he's really the one to step outside of the box and do something different.

Posted by: Muad'dib | September 8, 2008 12:01 PM "

Congratulations Muad'dib, you nailed it.

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 12:15 PM | Report abuse


***Attention Please- We have a winner for Best Post of the Morning!

"I love it! Everyone, just keep blasting and sniping away at Sarah Palin - the more you do it, the more she stays in the news, and the more people keep reading to see that McCain/Palin really is the ticket that represents change.

Obama has voted down the left 97% of the time, has no record of reform, no record of reaching across the isle, and he chose a running mate with a long history of voting down the left, never having reached across the isle to reform. If you want more of the same, go with Obama/Biden. If you want real change, you'll have to pick the Maverick team that has the record for bucking the system and even bucking their party.

It is what it is, and at this point it is too late for Obama to show that he's really the one to step outside of the box and do something different.

Posted by: Muad'dib | September 8, 2008 12:01 PM "

Cngratulations Muad'dib, you nailed it.

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 12:13 PM | Report abuse

why does this site try to load 6 tracking cookies on my computer? to spy on americans? is cheyney behind this?

Posted by: mikey | September 8, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

To all those who think that the Democrats "control" Congress, here's a little news flash for you. They don't. There has to be a 60% margin of votes for control. The Democrats have 1 extra vote. And guess who it is. That's right, Leiberman. Quit trying to pass the blame of how the Republicans have destroyed this country.

Posted by: Xander | September 8, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Obama will be a world class statesman.
Dont let him slip away

Posted by: Jerry | September 8, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Who would believe the republicans would bring in the first true communist subversive to our government. The left should give this woman a chance.

Last year, 2007, Alaska's legislature approved a major tax increase on those windfall profits of the oil industry. The state of Alaska has received more than $10 billion this year from oil revenue.

Thanks to the addition of these new taxes, that is double the amount it received the year before. The idea on how to spend the money comes from Alaska's governor Sarah Palin. Her administration now gives $1,200 to every single Alaskan to help them pay for gas. On top of that, each resident will receive an annual dividend of $2,000 from an oil-wealth savings account. Think what a family of 7 could do with that money (Gov. Palin has 7 members in her family).

That's a fancy way of describing wealth redistribution , i.e., downright communism. And that is real change we can believe in. Will she do the same for the Lower 48 states?

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

Secession party 6 months ago. 7 year membership

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PizrJLV30yI&feature=related

God will punish American – her pastor

Two months before the election we are not looking into her background and subversion of the U.S. No. we are preoccuplied with her instant celebrity status. Her coming interview with ABC morning talk show host rahter than a real reporter who spent a career investigating politicians is the biggest joke of all.

Michelle Obama says she is proud of her country for the first time, and the media goes crazy on her. This women and her husband are communits and secessionist, therefore the most unamerican couple to be elected and we are preoccupied with her being a soccer mom.

Well, in my state I want to know why Arnold Schwareznegger hasn't go those big fact checks from the oil companies for every citizen of California. What's wrong with him? Common Arnie, get us on that gravey train, too.

Posted by: basementfrog | September 8, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Joe Biden has complained to the media that he's not as good at the one-line zingers as Palin. The thing about those little one-line zingers is that unless you can come up with a reasonable rebuttal, they are left hanging out there for the truth that they are. Unfortunately, neither Obama or Biden have any reasonable rebuttals for those zingers because they are what they are - the truth boiled down to it's simplest form.

Posted by: Muad'dib | September 8, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

I love it! Everyone, just keep blasting and sniping away at Sarah Palin - the more you do it, the more she stays in the news, and the more people keep reading to see that McCain/Palin really is the ticket that represents change.

Obama has voted down the left 97% of the time, has no record of reform, no record of reaching across the isle, and he chose a running mate with a long history of voting down the left, never having reached across the isle to reform. If you want more of the same, go with Obama/Biden. If you want real change, you'll have to pick the Maverick team that has the record for bucking the system and even bucking their party.

It is what it is, and at this point it is too late for Obama to show that he's really the one to step outside of the box and do something different.

Posted by: Muad'dib | September 8, 2008 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: scrivener | September 8, 2008 11:59 AM | Report abuse

AND WHO CARES WHAT CHENEY SAYS AGAIN? A-HOLES AND MORONS. THIS GUY IS A CRIMINAL! WHY THE HECK ARE THEY NOT IN JAIL? BUSH, CHENEY, RUMSFELD, ROVE... THE WHOLE LOT ARE GOING TO DESTROY OUR NATION. YOU PEOPLE WHO VOTE FOR MCCAIN--YOUR GRANDCHILDREN WILL LOATHE YOU.

Posted by: disgusted with the RNC | September 8, 2008 11:58 AM | 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.

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Headline - "Cheney Supports McCain-Palin Ticket".

The seated Republican vice-president supports the republican ticket?

Amazing news story!!!

Way to go Washington Post!

Posted by: MPB | September 8, 2008 11:57 AM | Report abuse

whoops, I meant McCain/Palin ... not McCain/Biden :-) as commented on September 8, 2008 11:45 AM below.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 11:54 AM | 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


HOW CAN WE BELIEVE anything THIS MAN SAYS?

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse

THIS is the best they've got?!?!?!
Hahahahahahah....

Put her out there, only to hide her
while she goes to school on how to
become the perfect republican tool.

Gotta go vomit now.

Posted by: Palinisacompletejoke | September 8, 2008 11:47 AM | Report abuse

(1) I like Bush/Cheney... I do. Perhaps its the respect I have for my elderly upbringing... they've worked hard, even if what they do is unpopular. They are doing what they think is best to protect the people of the U.S.

(2) I like Biden for his family values. I like Hillary for her strength. If it were Hillary/Biden... this would have made a lot more sense.

(3) Bush/Cheney = McCain/Biden is getting really really really old. Obama says that McCain is like Bush... this is his theme... then over the weekend w/Stephenapolous, Obama says he doesn't understand why McCain doesn't agree w/Bush. These tiny little comments don't really matter much to me as I'd rather see the big picture.

But really, using Obama's words "ENOUGH"

Voter

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Ethel08 - Really?

You just went on a rant about how the evil President and the Republican Congress put us in a $10 billion deficit. First of all....that deficit is the fault of nearly every single elected official who votes on the budget. And I wish everyday our deficit was only $10 billion. Check your facts, but the democratic congress approves the budget and has approved all these huge spending sprees over the last two years. And, your sweetheart Nancy Pelosi and Harry dick Reid are trying to approve another useless economic stimulus plan.

P.S. Our deficit is nearly 10 Trillion dollars.

Posted by: NewYorker | September 8, 2008 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Face it. Not everyone suffered during the Bush years. Many of us prospered and we'll take four more, thank you. That's why we're voting McCain/Palin!

Posted by: Morton Redner | September 8, 2008 11:44 AM | Report abuse

scott

McCain's four-point advantage among registered voters in the latest USA Today-Gallup survey marks the Republican's biggest advantage since January. It marks a turnaround from a pre-convention poll that showed him trailing Obama seven points.

Factoring just likely voters, McCain widened his lead over Obama to 54%-44%, the new poll showed.
Thats a 10 point lead.

Posted by: sue | September 8, 2008 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Bruce- Palin's husband isn't on my ballot Joe Biden is- ask him why he voted against the first transAlaska pipeline...then get back to us. Energy Independence with Joe?

Posted by: scott | September 8, 2008 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Fixing TYPO
ask Palin whether her husband supports sEcession from the union by Alaska, to then become a nation-state or does he prefer secession from the union, to become a commonwealth and avoid US taxes.
He's been a member of the secessionist AIP most of the past decade. Why? Which of the two end-results of secession does he prefer?

Posted by: Bruce Becker | September 8, 2008 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Cheney supports McCAin/Palin? Really? And, in other news, millions of Americans awkoke this morning and went to work.

So, Cheney supports McCAin/Palin. I guess it's in keeping with his other bad decisions. Has the Cheney told Bush to supporting the ticket as well?

Posted by: Frank | September 8, 2008 11:39 AM | Report abuse

ask Palin whether her husband supports sucession from the union to then become a nation-state or secession from the union, to become a commonwealth and avoid US taxes.
He's been a member of the secessionist AIP most of the past decade. Why? Which of the two end-results of secession does he prefer?

Posted by: Bruce Becker | September 8, 2008 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Is Palin ready to be president if she is not ready for a probing interview?
No way.

Posted by: Bruce Becker | September 8, 2008 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Like Palin pick b/c of the energy...

Voting for McCain/Palin b/c of McCain's life-work for this country. Honest... Obama and Palin gives took the nation and re-engergized us greatly. But only substance, proven strength, courage, passion and dedication that stays for the long run.

Steady but Surely McCain!

Woman for McCain!

Posted by: Kim | September 8, 2008 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Biden defended his son, saying he graduated from Yale law and could make that moey anywhere.....THEN why didn't he?

He wanted to run for office in Delaware. He is the attorney general.

Posted by: Bruce Becker | September 8, 2008 11:34 AM | Report abuse

If Cheney is supporting the McCain-Palin ticket, that should mean that he has sounded the death knoll for that team!

Posted by: formerrepublican | September 8, 2008 11:32 AM | Report abuse

USA Today/Gallup: McCain +10
Posted by TOM BEVAN | E-Mail This | Permalink | Email Author

USA Today/Gallup has released a new survey conducted over the weekend showing John McCain leading by four points among registered voters (50-46) and ten points (54-44) among those most likely to vote in November. That represents a 13-point net swing in McCain's favor since the last USA Today/Gallup poll taken in late August before both conventions:

McCain 54 (+9 vs. last poll August 21-23)
Obama 44 (-4)

Overall, McCain has now take a 1-point lead in the RCP National Average, the first time he's held the lead since April 14.

Posted by: Berry | September 8, 2008 11:32 AM | Report abuse

one poll with less than 1000 interviews does not mean McCain will win the election.
1. 40% of those registered did not vote in 2004.
2. No one polls people with cell phones.
3. Polls try to guess who will vote. They dont know.
4. It takes 3000 persons to make a statistically reliable poll and no one does it.
5. The only polls that matter are state by state, and in Maine and Nebraska, by congressional district. THERE IS NO NATIONAL ELECTION.
6. Obama is leading in electoral votes in the states's polls.

Posted by: Bruce Becker | September 8, 2008 11:29 AM | Report abuse

The USA Today poll gave McCain only a 4% lead: http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-09-07-poll_N.htm

Hardly a decisive margin.

Posted by: Matt | September 8, 2008 11:22 AM
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

Matt, let's do the math- 8 point Obama lead last week- 4 point McCain lead this week = 12 point swing....still swinging

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 11:26 AM

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 11:27 AM | Report abuse

MIke, the same GOP candidate made up those names for himself and Obama. They are not facts, just spin.

Many people call McCain a traitor and a coward, because he made propaganda films for the communists while a POW.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 11:27 AM | Report abuse

The USA Today poll gave McCain only a 4% lead: http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-09-07-poll_N.htm

Hardly a decisive margin.

Posted by: Matt | September 8, 2008 11:22 AM
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

Matt, let's do the math- * point Obama lead last week- 4 point McCain lead this week = 12 point swing....still swinging

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Has anyone else read this story about a possible Affair ....Axelrod
**********

Yeah I read it right after I read about the miracle you claimed happened LAST week- the pregnant girl delivering her 44 yo mother's down syndrome baby and REMAINING pregnant- that was YOU Axelrod, right? The Enquirer was going to end the election according to YOU.
Keep it up...you're really winning over the indepenedent voters- hey what do you think of Obama's position on the Infant Protection Act?

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 11:24 AM | Report abuse

this is not news.
Darth Vader supports candidate who supports creationism at the expense of global warming science.
Darth Vader supports GOP pick.
This is NOT news.
Darth Vader idealistically supports attack dog who cannot be interviewed by real reporters, due to her total lack of preparation for the real job.
This is not NEWS
Darth Vader supports former mayor of teeny town who tried to censor the library.

Posted by: Bruce Becker | September 8, 2008 11:23 AM | Report abuse

The USA Today poll gave McCain only a 4% lead: http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-09-07-poll_N.htm

Hardly a decisive margin.

Posted by: Matt | September 8, 2008 11:22 AM | Report abuse

Cheyney endorsement=Kiss of Death

Posted by: Beverly C | September 8, 2008 11:22 AM | Report abuse

To be called a "Maverick" (Someone who exhibits great independence in thought and actions) not that bad of a thing but to be called "The One" makes you think you should bow down and pray. Wouldn't want that name no mater what I was running for.

Posted by: mike | September 8, 2008 11:22 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is the emperors new clothes

Posted by: Jerry | September 8, 2008 11:21 AM | Report abuse

Palin Compared to Cheney is a Breath of Fresh Air.

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

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Margaret- are we to be surprised that the current republican vp agrees with the next republican vp? Is that the point we are being asked to verify?
Who agrees with Obama on the infant protection act? In other waords, who agrees that medical attention should be withheld from infant survivors aof botched abortion? I'm pro Choice, but THAT position pushes me to look forward to Palin taking over for Cheney!

Posted by: scott | September 8, 2008 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Boy if the dem's were 10 points ahead they would be all over it. But its not them so they will just say its a bounce and we will get ahead don't fret. but I think they are worrying about right now. can't wait to hear what they have to say about why mccain and palin are ahead..lol

Posted by: sue | September 8, 2008 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Of course Dick Cheney endorses McSame and Palin! After all, his platform is their/her platform. Look at this (and feel free to verify on Snopes:

*Palin said just recently that Iraq is "God's War."
*Palin favors oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Palin is one of a shrinking number of politicians who continues to say she does not believe man causes global warming.
*Palin has asked for teaching creationism alongside evolution in Alaska's public schools.
*Palin opposes abortion rights and wants a complete ban on abortion unless it's determined that the mother would die.

Posted by: Margaret Blankers | September 8, 2008 11:04 AM | Report abuse

USA Today reports McCain/Palin with a 10 point lead. Wow, we haven't seen this sort of blowout coming this early in a long, long time.

Posted by: Rufus | September 8, 2008 10:40 AM
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Dufus..don't get too excited just yet!!

Posted by: No McPalin | September 8, 2008 10:46 AM
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Excited???? As Samuel Johnson opined, You
"damn with faint praise" Sir, WE'RE APOPLECTIC in the euphoria derived from the Maverick going against all that was expected of him (HOW many Romney commercials did you guys have to burn and how much money did you waste on them?) and capturing the moment with such confidence.
Now go explain to Michigan voters why obama thought Kilpatrick was such a great mayor!

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Get back to work! This is what's wrong with the US...slackers! Do you people just ride out the week?

Posted by: SLACKERS | September 8, 2008 10:59 AM | Report abuse

Cheney supports a republican ticket!

This is no surprise. However, it is good news for the Democrats.

Cheney, Bush, McCain and Palin a perfect reason for me to keep my money in the foreign markets.

Posted by: Morris | September 8, 2008 10:54 AM | Report abuse

I heard a lot about Obamas birth papers and did was checking myself.The only outfit I see saying Obamas papers are real is FACTCHECK.ORG.This is who they are.
We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases.
How can they legally say anything about his Birth papers? They are not Forensic Analysis. They are a bunch of journalist.Its like me dong DNA test.But a lot of other places have shown some good stuff.How they compared papers with his.And say they do not match.it makes you wonder.

Posted by: MICKY | September 8, 2008 10:52 AM | Report abuse

The two so-called "mavericks" who are gonna bring change to Washington are endorsed by Bush/Cheney. Palin is not qualified to be anything but an eyeglass model. She wears an updo and a pair of glasses to try to look intelligent but she can't even talk in her words. She is being force-fed lines. Even on the campaign trail she is only repeating the same lines from the speech written for her by the same speechmakers who write for Bush. Palin is scary with her wacko religious beliefs. Her pastor told the congregation that anyone who voted for John Kerry is going to burn in hell, and Palin herself claims that the Iraq War is doing God's work. She spoke before Alaskan Independence Party whose mission is to bring about Alaska's secession from the Union and told them they are doing "God's work". A leader in the Alaskan Independence Party said something like "I'm not an American, I'm an Alaskan". Palin is unpatriotic by supporting this group but now she will lie and try to spin away this affiliation.

Sarah Palin is not qualified to be VP and McCain is not qualified to be President. He is just a nasty, mean-spirited old man who is desperate to become President before he dies. He tries to manipulate the voters with sad stories about his time as a POW but votes against vets and hides his military records. He spent the last 8 years nuzzling in Bush's armpit but still has the nerve to call himself a "maverick". He is a small man who should be deeply embarassed by his pompous convention full of lies and the abuse of the idea of patriotism. A small man indeed.

Posted by: noway mccain-palin | September 8, 2008 10:52 AM | Report abuse

This is great, VP should do what? Cheney is my man, he is the best, F*** with my boss and I will cuss you out, and make life really tough for you. I am in charge and I can get Cheney or someone like him on my side, that makes me and my job so much easier. Called him Darth Vader and he turned it into a joke. This team put us on top easily, 15 - 18 million illegal immigants, American hated is BS, EVERYONE wants to come here, even more than before. French are getting mad at each other for speacking english and not french in government, HATE the US, that sounds like immatate US out of jealousy.

Posted by: from Texas | September 8, 2008 10:48 AM | Report abuse


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USA Today reports McCain/Palin with a 10 point lead. Wow, we haven't seen this sort of blowout coming this early in a long, long time.

Posted by: Rufus | September 8, 2008 10:40 AM
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Dufus..don't get too excited just yet!!

Posted by: No McPalin | September 8, 2008 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Who cares...just keep the shotgun out of Dick hands when little Paylin gets married!

Posted by: SO?!? | September 8, 2008 10:44 AM | Report abuse

george33 is an angry little man. Did you kiss your mama with that mouth?

USA Today reports McCain/Palin with a 10 point lead. Wow, we haven't seen this sort of blowout coming this early in a long, long time.

Posted by: Rufus | September 8, 2008 10:40 AM | Report abuse

I wouldn't believe anything that comes from the mouth of the Wyoming Pig F'ker Dick Cheney as this man is a war mongerer as well as totally evil. Old Dick should do the world a favor and have another heart attack, maybe the world would be rid of him next time.

Posted by: george33 | September 8, 2008 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Palin Compared to Cheney is a Breath of Fresh Air.

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 10:32 AM | Report abuse

The difference is "responsibility".

Posted by: Richaado/California | September 8, 2008 10:28 AM

NO, it looks like the difference is a 12 point swing in the polling numbers!

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 10:30 AM | Report abuse

I hope they campaign together. Palin is Cheney with lipstick. She's not a hockey mom, she's a hockey player: Slash, check and try to bloody the other team so they're off their game. One of the most evil members of the failed Bush administration with his arm around the new bully. McCain is looking more like Bush everyday. More of the same.

Posted by: thebob.bob | September 8, 2008 10:30 AM | Report abuse

John- the way I see it is Brokaw nailed Cheney on Hunter his lobbyist son and his 1/2 million dollar payment from MBNA during the time of his father's curious vote....in opposition to Obama's... on Bankruptcy reform- Biden defended his son, saying he graduated from Yale law and could make that moey anywhere.....THEN why didn't he?

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 10:28 AM | Report abuse

Read about the McCain-Palin "Vision" including POW themed "Amusement Camps" for unwanted pro life babies and more by following this link to the "Sarah Palin Admiration Society" parody : http://sarahpalinadmirationsociety.ning.com/

Posted by: SarahPalin | September 8, 2008 10:28 AM | Report abuse

What's the difference between

1.) A hockey mom,
and
2.) A hockey mom with a 17-year old daughter taught abstention who is unmarried and got pregnant?

The difference is "responsibility".

Posted by: Richaado/California | September 8, 2008 10:28 AM | Report abuse

Is this supposed to be "news"? Did anyone think V.P. Cheney would support Barack Obama?

Posted by: C. Nelson | September 8, 2008 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Cheney supports a republican ticket!

Wow, Washington Post! Who's the "Deep Throat" in this journalistic triumph?

Posted by: VMR | September 8, 2008 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Sorry for the multiple postings. My computer froze when submitting.

Posted by: ethel08 | September 8, 2008 10:27 AM | Report abuse

rpind wrote: "am here to agree with the economy iussue, stated before. It all started downhill when the Dems won all of those seats controlling our congress. It took less than two years of Democratic rule to ruin the good economy we had been seeing before they took over. I dont think we can stand 4 more years of democrats in control!!"

Republicans are just making up reality at this point. First, the Democrats aren't "in control." We have 3 branches of government, remember?

Second, do you understand how economic downturns work? They don't happen in an 18-month time period, which is how long the Democrats have had their very slight majorities in Congress. The housing market and credit crises were a long time coming and are at least partly attributable to the utter lack of regulation that Bush and the GOP support.

Third, $10 billion deficit. Created by the Republican Congress and Presidency from 2001-2006.

Posted by: ethel08 | September 8, 2008 10:25 AM | Report abuse

rpind wrote: "am here to agree with the economy iussue, stated before. It all started downhill when the Dems won all of those seats controlling our congress. It took less than two years of Democratic rule to ruin the good economy we had been seeing before they took over. I dont think we can stand 4 more years of democrats in control!!"

Republicans are just making up reality at this point. First, the Democrats aren't "in control." We have 3 branches of government, remember?

Second, do you understand how economic downturns work? They don't happen in an 18-month time period, which is how long the Democrats have had their very slight majorities in Congress. The housing market and credit crises were a long time coming and are at least partly attributable to the utter lack of regulation that Bush and the GOP support.

Third, $10 billion deficit. Created by the Republican Congress and Presidency from 2001-2006.

Posted by: ethel08 | September 8, 2008 10:24 AM | Report abuse

rpind wrote: "am here to agree with the economy iussue, stated before. It all started downhill when the Dems won all of those seats controlling our congress. It took less than two years of Democratic rule to ruin the good economy we had been seeing before they took over. I dont think we can stand 4 more years of democrats in control!!"

Republicans are just making up reality at this point. First, the Democrats aren't "in control." We have 3 branches of government, remember?

Second, do you understand how economic downturns work? They don't happen in an 18-month time period, which is how long the Democrats have had their very slight majorities in Congress. The housing market and credit crises were a long time coming and are at least partly attributable to the utter lack of regulation that Bush and the GOP support.

Third, $10 billion deficit. Created by the Republican Congress and Presidency from 2001-2006.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 10:24 AM | Report abuse

I'm sure Chainey* thinks 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 10:21 AM | Report abuse

I glad Cheney is on McCain/Palin side. LOL!!!

Posted by: pkb | September 8, 2008 10:21 AM | Report abuse

Men look at Palin and see their mothers. It is visceral. Momma is tough. Momma enforces the budget. Momma has my best interests at heart – always. She will always love and be faithful to me. To redact a phrase by McCain – we are ALL momma’s boys at heart.

Posted by: Edward Holman | September 8, 2008 10:20 AM | Report abuse

In other news, water is wet.

Posted by: ManUnitdFan | September 8, 2008 10:17 AM | Report abuse

Sarah's job as candidate for VP is to use her star power to draw folks; attention away from pocket book woes and instead to personality distractions that can be called "character" issues by an old man who loses his temper and verbally abuses his wife and other mature women.

Quite possibly Cheney also briefed Palin on how to facilitate Big Oil's continued grip on "energy policy," a lesson she didn't really need to reprise Cheney's role for 4 more years.

Posted by: 2mature2bHornswoggled | September 8, 2008 10:16 AM | Report abuse

Surprise!!! No one likes Cheney, 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 10:16 AM | Report abuse

Maybe Cheney's right. Maybe experience and lack of presedential ambition in vp is a bad thing. I sure wouldn't have believed it before I saw Cheney in action.

Posted by: Oliver Lloyd | September 8, 2008 10:13 AM | Report abuse

Here's the problem as I see it. Anytime there is an extensive discussion of the candidates and issues Obama/Biden wins. However in a world of 30 second sound bites, where misrepresentations are allowed to stand, McCain/Palin win. On downright nastiness and divisiveness the Democrats are no match for the Republicans. A corrupt win at all costs guy like Cheyney loves the Republican ticket, whomever is on it as long as they won't persue him after the election.

The media cowared by the Republicans again are not doing their job. Look at Tom Brokaw on Meet the Press with Biden and Obama facing Bill o'Reilly on Fox News. Tough questions, excellent informed responses. My guess is the O'Reilly lobs nothing but softballs at Republicans.

Look at a right wing posts, name calling and out of context sound bites, but never the truth. Obama is a great candidate, and no one in history has had to face the vitriol he has faced. This is embarassing and a denigration of America.

Posted by: John | September 8, 2008 10:11 AM | Report abuse

This is a free gimme for the Obama campaign. If they don't capitalize on this endorsement, they deserve to lose.

Posted by: anthony | September 8, 2008 10:09 AM | Report abuse

am here to agree with the economy iussue, stated before. It all started downhill when the Dems won all of those seats controlling our congress. It took less than two years of Democratic rule to ruin the good economy we had been seeing before they took over. I dont think we can stand 4 more years of democrats in control!!

Posted by: rpind | September 8, 2008 10:09 AM | Report abuse

Not particularly earth shattering. I bet the McCain camp is glad to get that endorsement out of the way. I wounder how the polls are going to look this week? Team Obama needs to get their act together. http://www.boppoll.com

Obama 1,052,700

McCain 484,137

Posted by: mgultch | September 8, 2008 10:07 AM | Report abuse

I'm sure McCain is "grateful" for Cheney's support LOL.

And equally glad that Cheney chose now to spout off, rather then closer to election day.

Posted by: MA | September 8, 2008 10:03 AM | Report abuse

If Cheney really wanted Pres. McCain, he'd endorse Sen. Obama.

Posted by: Hmm | September 8, 2008 10:01 AM | Report abuse

I like Cheney and care what he thinks. His remark about the lipstick comment was obviously part of why he thinks she makes a good candidate. That's a seperate judgment as to whether she'll be a good VP. Cheney thinks "yes" to both, and that's the whole story. It's nice to have the perspective of the current VP on the candidate one.

Posted by: Jennifer | September 8, 2008 10:01 AM | Report abuse

Small wonder. Cheney's oil industry buddies must be celebrating since the nomination of Palin. She is just what they needed. The ultimate "Manchurian Candidate".

Tell me, what is the difference between Bush/Cheney and McCain/Palin? You guessed it: Lipstick.

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

Posted by: European_Elitist | September 8, 2008 10:00 AM | Report abuse

Surprise!!! No one likes Cheney, 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.

This site has everything about her scandals, Levi the Boy Friend, what really happen with ebay plane. 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 9:59 AM | Report abuse


Wait I forget- Axelrod/ObamaJunkie is Michigan Important?

Wall street Journal 9/8/08-

"The recent woes of Detroit's mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick, haven't helped. The son of U.S. Representative Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, the mayor resigned this week as part of a plea bargain concerning multiple criminal charges for perjury, assault and obstruction of justice after trying to cover up a sexual liaison with a member of his staff. Mr. Kilpatrick didn't return calls seeking comment.
The long, drawn-out scandal had been a boon for Republicans in the state, thanks to a wave of unflattering stories that broke every time the mayor appeared in court. An online video highlighting Sen. Obama's speech praising Mr. Kilpatrick recently got lots of attention from Detroit newspaper columnists and talk radio."

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 9:59 AM | Report abuse

I'm sure Chainey* thinks 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 9:58 AM | Report abuse

Realistically, Cheney would support a pit-bull wearing lipstick if it were on the Republican ticket... no surprises here.

The question is will Putin be impressed with her catchy lines when she stands toe-to-toe with him to discuss missle interceptors in Polland?

Posted by: dullard | September 8, 2008 9:54 AM | Report abuse

My oh my....the media tables are turning. McCain cannot complain anymore about the media being in love with Obama.

Posted by: Ha! | September 8, 2008 9:54 AM | Report abuse

Cheney Supports McCain-Palin Ticket
_________________

With all due respect, that is about the dumbest headline I have ever encountered.

In a just and reasonably well-grounded nation, Cheney's support of any candidate would represent a death knell for that candidate.

But this is the United States of America where hypocrisy, guns, and half-witted inbred fundamentalists prevail.

Things are different here.

Posted by: D. Grant Haynes | September 8, 2008 9:46 AM | Report abuse

Nuff Said...when Cheney is complimenting the McCain-Palin ticket and says he loves Palin based on one speech she gave at the Republican Convention, and more specifically the "cute" lines like "What was the difference between a hockey mom and a pitbull? 'It's lipstick'" without any mention of national issues and how to resolve them, be afraid. Be very afraid.

No Way, No How, No McCain/Palin!

Posted by: Obama-Junkie | September 8, 2008 9:41 AM | Report abuse

"If you saw the interview he feels his beliefs regarding when life begins are his own ...."
Axelrod

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

That's refreshing news for a well known plagiarist...

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 9:38 AM | Report abuse

Hey Axelrod-

"The comment by Biden about Mccain was made in 2000...."
Axelrod

Is that NOT "a former MTP appearance"?...?

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 9:37 AM | Report abuse

That's why I support a good Marxist for president! Gloria La Riva for President 2008!!

Posted by: Cara Prado | September 8, 2008 9:32 AM | Report abuse

The comment by Biden about Mccain was made in 2000.
His opinion on abortion is well known. If you saw the interview he feels his beliefs regarding when life begins are his own and he does not impose his beliefs on others. Palin will want to make her beliefs law not matter how nuts they are.

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I think Biden really does want to run with McCain....after all he said "it would be an honor to run with or against John McCain" on a former MTP appearance-

from the NY Times-

As a Matter of Faith, Biden Says Life Begins at Conception

By KATE PHILLIPS
Published: September 7, 2008
WASHINGTON — Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr., the Democratic nominee for vice president, departed Sunday from party doctrine on abortion rights, declaring that as a Catholic, he believes life begins at conception.


The position Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. gave Sunday differs from party doctrine.


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While Mr. Biden’s views may not be new to Democrats in his circle, his comments, in an interview on “Meet the Press” on NBC, came at a time when his party is confronted with a new face: Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice-presidential nominee, whose anti-abortion stance and decision to give birth just five months ago to a baby with Down syndrome have revved up the conservative base of her party.

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 9:22 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 9:31 AM | Report abuse

And if you need any more convincing to vote for Obama/Biden

Cheney supports McCain/Palin for President in 08'.

Posted by: Mike L. | September 8, 2008 9:31 AM | Report abuse

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain

Posted by: Sparky | September 8, 2008 9:31 AM | Report abuse


GO! GO! Liberals! Tear that woman down! You can't help yourselves, for being sexist clowns!

LIBERAL=SEXIST

Posted by: julia | September 8, 2008 9:31 AM | Report abuse

September 2007: McCain voted against the Webb amendment calling for adequate troop rest between deployments. At the time, nearly 65% of people polled in a CNN poll indicted that "things are going either moderately badly or very badly in Iraq.

May 2006: McCain voted against an amendment that would provide $20 million to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for health care facilities.

April 2006: McCain was one of only 13 Senators to vote against $430,000,000 for the Department of Veteran Affairs for Medical Services for outpatient care and treatment for veterans.

March 2006: McCain voted against increasing Veterans medical services funding by $1.5 billion in FY 2007 to be paid for by closing corporate tax loopholes.

A Military Hero, or McBush with 95% Bush Vote in Congress?
McCain "Supports Bush/Cheney Iraq War of Choice and Continued Oil Occupation... For Next 100 Years if Needed For Victory"!

McCain Does Not Care About American Soldiers and Their Families!
McCain ONLY CARES ABOUT HIMSELF!

Posted by: Realista | September 8, 2008 9:31 AM | Report abuse

democrats that support the marxist community organizer on top of the ticket are quite pathetic and...well.....dumb.

Posted by: mick | September 8, 2008 9:31 AM | Report abuse

democrats supporting the marxist community organizer are quite pathetic and...well.....dumb.

Posted by: mick | September 8, 2008 9:31 AM | Report abuse

democrats for the marxist community organizer are quite pathetic and...well.....dumb.

Posted by: mick | September 8, 2008 9:31 AM | Report abuse

September 2007: McCain voted against the Webb amendment calling for adequate troop rest between deployments. At the time, nearly 65% of people polled in a CNN poll indicted that "things are going either moderately badly or very badly in Iraq.

May 2006: McCain voted against an amendment that would provide $20 million to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for health care facilities.

April 2006: McCain was one of only 13 Senators to vote against $430,000,000 for the Department of Veteran Affairs for Medical Services for outpatient care and treatment for veterans.

March 2006: McCain voted against increasing Veterans medical services funding by $1.5 billion in FY 2007 to be paid for by closing corporate tax loopholes.

A Military Hero, or McBush with 95% Bush Vote in Congress?
McCain "Supports Bush/Cheney Iraq War of Choice and Continued Oil Occupation... For Next 100 Years if Needed For Victory"!

McCain Does Not Care About American Soldiers and Their Families!
McCain ONLY CARES ABOUT HIMSELF!

Posted by: Realista | September 8, 2008 9:31 AM | Report abuse

And if you need any more convincing to vote for Obama/Biden

Cheney supports McCain/Palin for President in 08'.

Posted by: Mike L. | September 8, 2008 9:31 AM | Report abuse

And if you need any more convincing to vote for Obama/Biden

Cheney supports McCain/Palin for President in 08'.

Posted by: Mike L. | September 8, 2008 9:28 AM | Report abuse

Of course he does. If by some chance they got elected Palin, who is nothing but a stooge, will get an office and staff and be allowed to pretend she is VP. Cheney and his gang will still be in power. Palin will not be allowed to open her mouth. Sort of like it is now. PALIN=STOOGE. Can you believe this moron actually believes she is running for VP? She was picked because she is the perfect stooge. Doesn't know much and will do what she is told.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 9:25 AM | Report abuse


I think Biden really does want to run with McCain....after all he said "it would be an honor to run with or against John McCain" on a former MTP appearance-

from the NY Times-

As a Matter of Faith, Biden Says Life Begins at Conception

By KATE PHILLIPS
Published: September 7, 2008
WASHINGTON — Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr., the Democratic nominee for vice president, departed Sunday from party doctrine on abortion rights, declaring that as a Catholic, he believes life begins at conception.


The position Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. gave Sunday differs from party doctrine.


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While Mr. Biden’s views may not be new to Democrats in his circle, his comments, in an interview on “Meet the Press” on NBC, came at a time when his party is confronted with a new face: Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice-presidential nominee, whose anti-abortion stance and decision to give birth just five months ago to a baby with Down syndrome have revved up the conservative base of her party.

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 9:22 AM | Report abuse

Stunning news

Posted by: nclwtk | September 8, 2008 9:17 AM | Report abuse

Pete:

I like Cheney : )

Posted by: JakeD | September 8, 2008 9:11 AM | Report abuse

wait...there's more...now Biden opposes Obama's "above my pay grade" position on abortion, stating on MTP that life begins at conception.

Posted by: Scott | September 8, 2008 9:08 AM | Report abuse

Hey Pete and Cara-
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 9:06 AM | Report abuse

From:
Head of State
http://tinyurl.com/5mbefu

Sunday, September 07, 2008

"Actual Responsibilities": If You Can't Manage a Hockey Rink, Can You Manage Economic Policy and National Security?

From the Wall Street Journal:

Palin's Hockey Rink Leads
To Legal Trouble in Town She Led >
By MICHAEL M. PHILLIPS
September 6, 2008; Page A5

WASILLA, Alaska -- The biggest project that Sarah Palin undertook as mayor of this small town was an indoor sports complex, where locals played hockey, soccer, and basketball, especially during the long, dark Alaskan winters.

The only catch was that the city began building roads and installing utilities for the project before it had unchallenged title to the land. The misstep led to years of litigation and at least $1.3 million in extra costs for a small municipality with a small budget. What was to be Ms. Palin's legacy has turned into a financial mess that continues to plague Wasilla.

"It's too bad that the city of Wasilla didn't do their homework and secure the land before they began construction," said Kathy Wells, a longtime activist here. "She was not your ceremonial mayor; she was in charge of running the city. So it was her job to make sure things were done correctly."

Ms. Palin, now Alaska's governor and Republican Sen. John McCain's running mate, has pointed to her two terms as Wasilla's mayor, from 1996 to 2002, as evidence that she has enough executive experience to take on the presidency, should the need arise -- more than Democratic Sen. Barack Obama, who touts his own background as a community organizer in Chicago.

"I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except that you have actual responsibilities," Ms. Palin said Wednesday in her acceptance speech at the Republican convention.

Litigation resulting from the dispute over Ms. Palin's sports-complex project is still in the courts, with the land's former owner seeking hundreds of thousands of additional dollars from the city.

Palin likes to say "Good judgment can make the difference between avoiding a crisis and managing a catastrophe."

Indeed.

Cite:
Head of State
http://tinyurl.com/5mbefu

Posted by: Cara Prado | September 8, 2008 9:06 AM | 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

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Posted by: Cara Prado | September 8, 2008 8:58 AM | Report abuse

Surprise!!! No one likes Cheney, 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.

This site has everything about her scandals, Levi the Boy Friend, what really happen with ebay plane. 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: Pete | September 8, 2008 8:57 AM | Report abuse

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