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Palin Tweaks Biden, Looks Forward to Debate


Sarah Palin, Republican vice presidential candidate, left, speaks at a rally with Republican presidential candidate John McCain, right, and his wife Cindy McCain, center, in Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 29, 2008. (Jay LaPrete/Bloomberg News)

By Michael D. Shear
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin took a shot at her vice presidential rival while declaring herself ready to face Sen. Joe Biden in the debate Thursday night.

"I'm looking forward to meeting him. I've never met him," she said at a rally here. "I've been hearing about his Senate speeches since I was in, like, the second grade."

She noted that Biden seems pretty confident about winning the debate.

"Then again," she said, "this is the same Sen. Biden who said the other day that the University of Delaware would trounce the Ohio State Buckeyes."

If Palin is daunted by the idea of going up against the experienced senator in a nationwide debate that will be watched by tens of millions of people, she didn't show it.

"I guess its my turn now. And I do look forward to Thursday night," she said, noting that she will talk about the "new ideas" that she and McCain want to bring to Washington.

Offering a preview of the aggressiveness she might show in St. Louis at the debate, she chided Biden comments about coal, claiming that the Obama-Biden ticket would oppose efforts to expand clean coal technology.

"I'll do my part in St. Louis ," she promised.

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My question is who listened to Joe Biden speaches when they were in second grade? This jab is not even based on a truthful statement. If she had been listening to Biden all these years she would have known what the Bush Doctrine was and would have been able to recall more supreme court cases than just Roe Vs. Wade! She is obviously not ready to be VP.

Posted by: klevier | October 1, 2008 1:48 PM | Report abuse

“Senator Biden has tremendous amount of experience. I think he was first elected when I was like in second grade. He’s been in there a long, long, long time. So he’s got the experience. He probably has the sound bites. He has the rhetoric. He knows what’s expected of him. He is a great debater, also. So yes, it’s going to be quite a task in front of me.”

The full quote. Seems to me it's not so much a swipe at his age, but an admission of his experience and her need to perform.

Swipe away soundbite fanatics, YOU are the ones who are missing the real campaign by focusing on 1/2 quotes.

Posted by: rmonihan | October 1, 2008 6:51 AM | Report abuse

So Palin jabs Biden directly over his age. Is this the campaign which 1) cried "age card" when Obama suggested that McCain was losing his bearings, 2) cried "race card" when Obama suggested opponents would say he doesn't look like past Presidents, and 3) cried "gender card" when critics questioned Palin's qualifications? I guess they only like cards when they're dealing them.

Posted by: rcp2 | October 1, 2008 12:42 AM | Report abuse

Some advise for Mrs. Palin. Study up on the "Alinsky Method" so you know what you are dealing with. Obama and Biden are walking hand in hand with "Saul Alinski's ghost". The Boston Globe posted a letter from Alinsky's son congratulating the DNC and Obama for using his fathers methods saying "Obama learned his lessons well." While you're at it check out to whom "Saul Alinksi" dedicated his book "Rules for Radicals".

Posted by: zeb1 | September 30, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Is the caption on the picture supposed to be "Disraught Mother Identifies the Father of her Teenage Daughter's Unborn Child"?

Posted by: thrh | September 30, 2008 12:10 PM | Report abuse

This picture says a thousand words. Cindy and John McCain probably have the most loveless relationship! Gov. Palin, if you've been hearing Biden's speeches since "like second grade" then what does that say about your own candidate? I really pity Gov. Palin. Biden will be gracious although he shouldn't have to, she should be treated like everyone else. She is no Maverick, but then again, neither is he.

Posted by: cynvizcarr | September 30, 2008 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Yes, I am a hypocrite and fool, again I even take back my post and hope it is deleted.

Posted by: justada56 | September 30, 2008 8:52 AM | Report abuse

Sorry Miss Palin for the sad and vicious comments made about you. You are a mother, and very pretty . I guess some are jealous of your looks. Although an Obama supporter, as a maverick myself, keep going. You were givin the post by Pigs, prove them wrong young lady. Good luck. From Cananda.

Posted by: justada56 | September 30, 2008 8:34 AM | Report abuse

Little lady, you best be worried. You still can tap your shoes a couple of times and say I want to go back to Alaska. The issue is, Biden is a softy out of respect.
I now hope Sarah gets kicked back to Alaska with THE DUDE. We in Canada will stick with you Actors when it comes to DUDES. Still love The DUKE, NOT DUDE.
Senator Biden, say it like any smart American would with class, but I hear all is script-edited by whom ever so that will be rough, no feedback allowed, WOW?, only in America. Biden is the maverick, out spoken, gets in hell a bit, But ready if needed to command, and will always have, you the people thinking a bit, and that's a plus. You still need a VP that can count, lipstick or not. Good luck to the real women of the America. Give change a chance, please. And please, you can do it. Demand a real face to face debate between both whom have buggered up a bit.

Posted by: justada56 | September 30, 2008 6:19 AM | Report abuse

Little lady, you best be worried. You still can tap your shoes a couple of times and say I want to go back to Alaska. The issue is, Biden is a softy out of respect.
I now hope Sarah gets kicked back to Alaska with THE DUDE. We in Canada will stick with you Actors when it comes to DUDES. Still love The DUKE, NOT DUDE.
Senator Biden, say it like any smart American would with class, but I hear all is script-edited by whom ever so that will be rough, no feedback allowed, WOW?, only in America. Biden is the maverick, out spoken, gets in hell a bit, But ready if needed to command, and will always have, you the people thinking a bit, and that's a plus. You still need a VP that can count, lipstick or not. Good luck to the real women of the America. Give change a chance, please. And please, you can do it. Demand a real face to face debate between both whom have buggered up a bit.

Posted by: justada56 | September 30, 2008 6:19 AM | Report abuse

A vote for McBush/Failin' is a vote for WWIII and theocracy. He's a neocon and she's a Dominionist.

Posted by: kewlbuwl | September 30, 2008 3:52 AM | Report abuse

Manolete wrote:

"Americans that love our country and have always been proud of it, Blah, Blah, Blah racist hate spew..."

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No, American's who truly love their country have been the ones which had the guts to stand up bucking populist sentiment and say when it was wrong.

Posted by: wes1155 | September 30, 2008 1:10 AM | Report abuse

Manolete wrote:

"Americans that love our country and have always been proud of it, Blah, Blah, Blah racist hate spew..."

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No, American's who truly love their country have been the ones which had the guts to stand up bucking populist sentiment and say when it was wrong.

Posted by: wes1155 | September 30, 2008 1:07 AM | Report abuse

You may be right about Sarah Palin not being in the same league. She is in a league you have not yet seen.
JC

Posted by: jcs2 | September 30, 2008 12:53 AM | Report abuse

You may be right about Sarah Palin not being in the same league. She is in a league you have not yet seen.
JC

Posted by: jcs2 | September 30, 2008 12:53 AM | Report abuse

The liberal media is foaming at the mouth at the thought of a woman VP and a War Hero in command of the government of our country!.....instead, their sexism and white guilt remorse have pushed their clouded minds to support a young, naive individual that has no experience in governance or foreign affairs and his only strength is the skill of oratory.

The fact is, America still does not know who the real Barack Hussein Obama is, but Americans remember Obama’s 20 year close association and blood relationship with his religious leader, priest and father image, Jeremiah Wright.
Americans remember vividly the hideous videos of Jeremiah Wright's congregation which included Obama and Oprah, when they were celebrating in bombastic joy, the murderous attack on America on 9/11.

Americans that love our country and have always been proud of it, know Barack is a radical extremist and black supremacist that has a hidden agenda that is a serious threat to the American values we all treasure and cherish.

The sexist liberal media will not succeed in destroying the McCain/Palin presidential campaign the way they destroyed Hillary Clinton's effort, because Americans including all the democrats that supported Hillary Clinton will make the choice to put our Country First and vote for McCain and Sarah Palin.

Country First!
McCain/Sarah Palin

Posted by: Manolete | September 30, 2008 12:51 AM | Report abuse

sarah palin need to stop, and go home. She is out of her league.

Posted by: r4147824 | September 30, 2008 12:34 AM | Report abuse

If my best friends fall for Palin, then you are screwed. Think it's called a double whammy out in Canada. She is not one bit, an American. American women I have met in my years are strong and were equal. Could be wrong?
If you read my posts many months ago, you would have watched what we have seen on the news in our country. But it is computerised news and edited , hopefully not the live news?? Warning, The worst is comming. You voted them in, now get rid of them. AND SCREW LOU. Miss Palin , it is North to Alaska.

Posted by: justada56 | September 30, 2008 12:13 AM | Report abuse

Television was invented in 1928

Posted by: schmuckduck | September 29, 2008 10:29 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, I just can't help this one, but Cindy looks like she is back to abusing prescription medications again. If I had to listen to Palin speeches as much as she does I wouldn't blame her one bit.

Posted by: wes1155 | September 29, 2008 10:22 PM | Report abuse

A ROUGH RIDE FOR "UH-OH JOE?"

Poor Joe's in a no-win situation with Saracudda... she's just brazen enough to bring up Neil Kinnock and the 1929 television season...

But Joe shouldn't hold back in challenging her on her knowledge of national and world affairs. If she gets too cute, he can do what FDR said in those "fireside chats" -- "speak softly and carry a big stick."

Posted by: scrivener50 | September 29, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

Obama should have had one arm tied behind his back and given McCain the first punch.
Last man standing wins the debate.

Palin should be allowed to flash Biden when he is giving his answers.

Posted by: schmuckduck | September 29, 2008 9:55 PM | Report abuse

These "debates" are a total sham! Jim Lehrer is a joke. A REAL debate would last 4-6 hours. Each candidate would be given 30-45 uninterrupted minutes to calmly and intelligently state his/her position on issues of great importance to the citizenry and the nation. THEN each candidate would be given 30-45 minutes of uninterrupted time to offer a coherent rebuttal of his/her opponent's position, point by point. THEN each candidate would be allowed 30-45 minutes of uninterrupted time to respond to the opponent's rebuttal.
THEN each candidate would be given 30-45 minutes of uninterrupted time to put questions to his/her opponent. THEN each candidate would be given 30-45 minutes to RESPOND to those questions! THEN each candidate would be allowed 30-45 minutes of uninterrupted time to give a closing statement. The candidates would have pen and pad to write things down during the debate!

Imagine the wonderful education in civic responsibility that such a format would afford to the American electorate!

Imagine the edifying effect such a process would have upon society every 4 years!

Imagine the tremendous benefit such a process would provide to our nation’s children!

Instead, we get this scripted sham format with a "moderator" asking pre-approved questions. We get candidates interrupting one another on the air.

What?

The candidates are too STUPID to formulate their own positions?
They need Jim Lehrer?
The electorate is too stupid to care about a genuine debate that discusses things in depth?

The glaringly obvious reality is that the media and the corporate structure do not WANT an informed, intelligent, politically literate, socially aware electorate.

The corporate structure wants obedient, unthinking, uncritical, self-absorbed, confused, manipulable, obsequious, xenophobic, fearful, docile CONSUMERS.

The pain and suffering will INCREASE, no matter which "political party" is in office. That's because the REAL powers-that-be are the corporate structure.

The pain and suffering will INCREASE, because neither "political party" is capable or willing to challenge that structure on behalf of the citizenry. Both parties are owned by that structure.

The pain and suffering will INCREASE, because all the safeguards erected under the FDR Administration have been severely eroded at best, or totally destroyed at worst...leaving the population totally unprotected against the very worst corporate abuses.

The pain and suffering will INCREASE, because the economy is owned, operated and controlled by a very wealthy elite who do not CARE about the citizenry.

The pain and suffering will INCREASE, because all 3 branches of the government are servile tools of the wealthy elite. Please remember how our illustrious Supreme Court gaveled into office the current occupant of the White House. Please remember how our illustrious Supreme Court arbitrarily halted the recount in the election of 2000.


The pain and suffering will INCREASE, because the population has been deliberately denied access to the fruits of the wealth of the nation: advanced education, universal health care, safe food and water supply, safe roads and transportation systems, productive and meaningful employment, affordable housing, and many other “benefits”.

Consider this: that enormous “greatest surplus in our nation’s history” that we had in 1999-2000 got totally squandered by the current administration. Worse than that, it got transformed into the “largest deficit in our nation’s history”. On top of this chicanery, the elite are now asking the population to bail out the financial institutions (owned, staffed, managed and operated by that same elite) with $700 billion of our tax money!

This in the face of $Trillions in tax monies already squandered in Iraq so that this same corporate elite can “control” that nation’s oil reserves. All the while the American population is paying more money at the gas pumps. Hmmm! How interesting! Yes, my fellow citizens, the pain and suffering will INCREASE until and unless our democratic instincts are aroused sufficiently to begin exercising our citizenship in a vigorous and sustained effort to truly impact decision makers at the highest levels. Until then, the pain and suffering will INCREASE!

All references to "liberals" and "conservatives" are superfluous under the conditions in which we find ourselves here in the USA in 2008. Since the end of WWII, the power of the "military-industrial complex" (and the wealthy elite that owns, operates and controls it)has grown astronomically, REGARDLESS of which party is in the White House or which party "controls" Congress. The Supreme Court, at one point in our history (1886)declared a corporation has the same rights, privileges and protection under the law that a person has.

Divider*************Internet Research
Excerpted:
Business

Before 1886: States and local communities had laws to protect and nurture entrepreneurs and local businesses, and to keep out companies that had been convicted of crimes.

After 1886: Multi-state corporations claimed such laws were "discrimination" under the 14th Amendment (passed to free the slaves) and got such laws struck down; local communities can no longer stop a predatory corporation.

War

Before 1886: Government, elected by and for "We, The People," made decisions about how armies would be equipped and, based on the will of the general populace, if and when we would go to war. Prior to WWII there were no permanent military manufacturing companies of significant size.

After 1886: Military contractors grew to enormous size as a result of WWII and a permanent arms industry came into being, what Dwight Eisenhower called "the military/industrial complex." It now lobbies government to buy its products and use them in wars around the world.

Regulation

Before 1886: Corporations had to submit to the scrutiny of the representatives of "We, The People," our elected government.

After 1886: Corporations have claimed 4th Amendment human right to privacy and used it to keep out OSHA, EPA, and to hide crimes.

Purpose

Before 1886: Corporations were chartered for a single purpose, had to also serve the public good, and had fixed/limited life spans.

After 1886: Corporations lobbied states to change corporate charter laws to eliminate "public good" provisions from charters, to allow multiple purposes, and to exist forever.

Ownership

Before 1886: Just as human persons couldn't own other persons, corporations couldn't own the stock of other corporations (mergers and acquisitions were banned).

After 1886: Corporations claim the human right to economic activity free of regulatory restraint, and the still-banned-for-humans right to own others of their own kind.

http://www.niemanwatchdog.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=ask_this.view&askthisid=126


End Divider**********Internet Research

From that time to this, the corporate elite have partially and/or totally monopolized:

*the resources (both natural and human) of our nation
*the most crucial decisions regarding domestic and foreign policy
*the economy of our nation
*the infrastructure of our nation
*all the machinery of government power

How can anyone who has read USA history NOT see that "liberal" and "conservative" are meaningless labels?

Posted by: TrueFan1947 | September 29, 2008 9:19 PM | Report abuse

These "debates" are a total sham! Jim Lehrer is a joke. A REAL debate would last 4-6 hours. Each candidate would be given 30-45 uninterrupted minutes to calmly and intelligently state his/her position on issues of great importance to the citizenry and the nation. THEN each candidate would be given 30-45 minutes of uninterrupted time to offer a coherent rebuttal of his/her opponent's position, point by point. THEN each candidate would be allowed 30-45 minutes of uninterrupted time to respond to the opponent's rebuttal.
THEN each candidate would be given 30-45 minutes of uninterrupted time to put questions to his/her opponent. THEN each candidate would be given 30-45 minutes to RESPOND to those questions! THEN each candidate would be allowed 30-45 minutes of uninterrupted time to give a closing statement. The candidates would have pen and pad to write things down during the debate!

Imagine the wonderful education in civic responsibility that such a format would afford to the American electorate!

Imagine the edifying effect such a process would have upon society every 4 years!

Imagine the tremendous benefit such a process would provide to our nation’s children!

Instead, we get this scripted sham format with a "moderator" asking pre-approved questions. We get candidates interrupting one another on the air.

What?

The candidates are too STUPID to formulate their own positions?
They need Jim Lehrer?
The electorate is too stupid to care about a genuine debate that discusses things in depth?

The glaringly obvious reality is that the media and the corporate structure do not WANT an informed, intelligent, politically literate, socially aware electorate.

The corporate structure wants obedient, unthinking, uncritical, self-absorbed, confused, manipulable, obsequious, xenophobic, fearful, docile CONSUMERS.

The pain and suffering will INCREASE, no matter which "political party" is in office. That's because the REAL powers-that-be are the corporate structure.

The pain and suffering will INCREASE, because neither "political party" is capable or willing to challenge that structure on behalf of the citizenry. Both parties are owned by that structure.

The pain and suffering will INCREASE, because all the safeguards erected under the FDR Administration have been severely eroded at best, or totally destroyed at worst...leaving the population totally unprotected against the very worst corporate abuses.

The pain and suffering will INCREASE, because the economy is owned, operated and controlled by a very wealthy elite who do not CARE about the citizenry.

The pain and suffering will INCREASE, because all 3 branches of the government are servile tools of the wealthy elite. Please remember how our illustrious Supreme Court gaveled into office the current occupant of the White House. Please remember how our illustrious Supreme Court arbitrarily halted the recount in the election of 2000.


The pain and suffering will INCREASE, because the population has been deliberately denied access to the fruits of the wealth of the nation: advanced education, universal health care, safe food and water supply, safe roads and transportation systems, productive and meaningful employment, affordable housing, and many other “benefits”.

Consider this: that enormous “greatest surplus in our nation’s history” that we had in 1999-2000 got totally squandered by the current administration. Worse than that, it got transformed into the “largest deficit in our nation’s history”. On top of this chicanery, the elite are now asking the population to bail out the financial institutions (owned, staffed, managed and operated by that same elite) with $700 billion of our tax money!

This in the face of $Trillions in tax monies already squandered in Iraq so that this same corporate elite can “control” that nation’s oil reserves. All the while the American population is paying more money at the gas pumps. Hmmm! How interesting! Yes, my fellow citizens, the pain and suffering will INCREASE until and unless our democratic instincts are aroused sufficiently to begin exercising our citizenship in a vigorous and sustained effort to truly impact decision makers at the highest levels. Until then, the pain and suffering will INCREASE!

All references to "liberals" and "conservatives" are superfluous under the conditions in which we find ourselves here in the USA in 2008. Since the end of WWII, the power of the "military-industrial complex" (and the wealthy elite that owns, operates and controls it)has grown astronomically, REGARDLESS of which party is in the White House or which party "controls" Congress. The Supreme Court, at one point in our history (1886)declared a corporation has the same rights, privileges and protection under the law that a person has.

Divider*************Internet Research
Excerpted:
Business

Before 1886: States and local communities had laws to protect and nurture entrepreneurs and local businesses, and to keep out companies that had been convicted of crimes.

After 1886: Multi-state corporations claimed such laws were "discrimination" under the 14th Amendment (passed to free the slaves) and got such laws struck down; local communities can no longer stop a predatory corporation.

War

Before 1886: Government, elected by and for "We, The People," made decisions about how armies would be equipped and, based on the will of the general populace, if and when we would go to war. Prior to WWII there were no permanent military manufacturing companies of significant size.

After 1886: Military contractors grew to enormous size as a result of WWII and a permanent arms industry came into being, what Dwight Eisenhower called "the military/industrial complex." It now lobbies government to buy its products and use them in wars around the world.

Regulation

Before 1886: Corporations had to submit to the scrutiny of the representatives of "We, The People," our elected government.

After 1886: Corporations have claimed 4th Amendment human right to privacy and used it to keep out OSHA, EPA, and to hide crimes.

Purpose

Before 1886: Corporations were chartered for a single purpose, had to also serve the public good, and had fixed/limited life spans.

After 1886: Corporations lobbied states to change corporate charter laws to eliminate "public good" provisions from charters, to allow multiple purposes, and to exist forever.

Ownership

Before 1886: Just as human persons couldn't own other persons, corporations couldn't own the stock of other corporations (mergers and acquisitions were banned).

After 1886: Corporations claim the human right to economic activity free of regulatory restraint, and the still-banned-for-humans right to own others of their own kind.

http://www.niemanwatchdog.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=ask_this.view&askthisid=126


End Divider**********Internet Research

From that time to this, the corporate elite have partially and/or totally monopolized:

*the resources (both natural and human) of our nation
*the most crucial decisions regarding domestic and foreign policy
*the economy of our nation
*the infrastructure of our nation
*all the machinery of government power

How can anyone who has read USA history NOT see that "liberal" and "conservative" are meaningless labels?

Posted by: TrueFan1947 | September 29, 2008 9:16 PM | Report abuse

What happened to the s... eating grin mcCain always had when looking at palin? I saw that speech this morning and Cindy couldn't even look at her. She kept working her mouth around like she was trying to bite her tongue off.(or like she'd like to bite palin's off) Looks like all is not well in McSameland.

Posted by: linda20 | September 29, 2008 9:14 PM | Report abuse

If you eat mooseburgers, is it possible to get Mad Moose Disease?

Posted by: hamishdad | September 29, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

At this point in the economy, It wouldn't make any difference if McNasty had gotten Hillary as his running mate. He's toast.

Posted by: schmuckduck | September 29, 2008 8:16 PM | Report abuse

What? Hottie Palling under bed! I wanna ride her holy rollercoaster!!!!!

Posted by: DaveMiner | September 29, 2008 8:15 PM | Report abuse

What? Hottie Palling under bed! I wanna ride her holy rollercoaster!!!!!

Posted by: DaveMiner | September 29, 2008 8:14 PM | Report abuse

So glad i joined this blog to see all the libcrud here. Had Palin not been selected this election would have been over in your favor a month ago. Your fears are showing children, don't look under the bed.

Posted by: joseph96 | September 29, 2008 7:09 PM | Report abuse

Gwen I would like to use my shout out now if I could please.

Posted by: schmuckduck | September 29, 2008 7:08 PM | Report abuse

Whenever the Cocky and Bullwinkle Show hits the road good things happen.
Take for instance the stock market. The DOW average fell seven hundred and seventy seven points.
How can they make it stick to the democrats and Obama? They can't. It's tatooed to the collective buttocks of the republican party.
I can't wait for the debate.
Barbecued moose.

Posted by: schmuckduck | September 29, 2008 7:03 PM | Report abuse

McCain and Palin, the best political comedy team on the campaign trail!

Posted by: Kimmo1 | September 29, 2008 6:13 PM | Report abuse

McCain looks like in the photo as if he is saying to himself ( boy did I screw up picking her for VP/

Posted by: Kimmo1 | September 29, 2008 5:56 PM | Report abuse

"I've been hearing about Senator Biden's speaches since I was, like, in second grade," Gov. Palin says.

Is this believable? What second-grader pays much attention to the speeches made by a Senator from out of state? Or does she just mean "like" in second grade? Such Palinisms lead to doubts about her capabilities. It's no wonder the Republican advisors have sequestered her in Arizona for a cram-session before the exam.

Sceptically yours, Chris Brown in Hamburg

Posted by: chrisbrown1 | September 29, 2008 5:55 PM | Report abuse

If you look at the picture with the above article, you see McCain looking at Sarah Palin and you can almost see it in his face asking himself, Boy did I make a mistake picking her for VP.

Posted by: Kimmo1 | September 29, 2008 5:54 PM | Report abuse

What's is she looking forward to??? The big exam? She's been cramming for the last week because she is shallow on substance.

Bombed the Gibson, Hannity and Couric interviews badly. I love that SNL has her down pat....doncha know!

Biden needs to be nice though, he might make her cry...all the way back to Alaska.

Repubs are shaking with fear. This feels so good!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: indytucker | September 29, 2008 5:50 PM | Report abuse

What's is she looking forward to??? The big exam? She's been cramming for the last week because she is shallow on substance.

Bombed the Gibson, Hannity and Couric interviews badly. I love that SNL has her down pat....doncha know!

Biden needs to be nice though, he might make her cry...all the way back to Alaska.

Repubs are shaking with fear. This feels so good!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: indytucker | September 29, 2008 5:50 PM | Report abuse

The pentecostal evangelical hypocrite Sunday Christan control freak's Biden problem is one thing and the other will be Gwen Isel the PBS black moderator, who will not accept her going off subject and babbling about the usual BS. She opens her mouth without knowing the facts, she is going to get eaten alive. She needs to remember that this will not some captive conservative republican, programmed audience and Ms. Isel is no push over. Biden on the other hand is far more street smarter then the Madam Governor.

Posted by: winemaster2 | September 29, 2008 5:49 PM | Report abuse

Her strategy is to insite Biden into putting his foot in his mouth. Biden might be many thing but he is no McCain (read between the lines).

Posted by: mogran | September 29, 2008 5:42 PM | Report abuse

The photograph accompanying this article speaks volumes. If you ever wondered what it would look like if the deceased were able to give her own eulogy at her funeral while the bereaved looked on in somber grief, this image captures that tableau perfectly. This is about as far from "one big happy family" as you can get. LOL

I'd be very surprised if Gov. Palin were still on the ticket a week from now. McCain has absolutely no chance if she's still his running mate come Election Day.

Posted by: whatmeregister | September 29, 2008 5:31 PM | Report abuse

i beleive mrs palin is not intelligent enough to debate mr.biden folks ask her one thing and she will say what the campaigne has told her say know matter what the question is. because she did'nt know what to say (stuck on stupid) and she got a nerve to say that she is ready for the debate with 36 year vet ok she ask for this one if she won't to stump with the big doggs she is going to have to bring it. and i mean bring it. i am not talking about a katie couric bring it either or charles gibson bring it. and hope he mop her up from the top to the bottom now go tell mcsame that...she don't know any thing people even her own party wants her to step aside and that she is not ready to be the vice president when your own party says that you know something just aint right. and it is her she can't be trusted she don't even know what half of the question mean when they ask her. it is showing and it is really going to showing when this debate is over watch what i tell yall.. girl friend is not with it. we are going to send her back to alaska with her tail between her legs to that bridge to know where that she has been lying about for a very long time and only the hand full of mcsame suporters believe it. and they know she be lying and still be up there looking like they are looking, clapping for these fools.. come on now either it is whole bunch of liers or they are voting for folks just because. and me and my family call just because just because they are white. and they just can't bring there self to vote for a black man.and that is a shame.black folks have been voting for white folks for a very long time..i guess they were special and we are not (ya right!)..

Posted by: obama1 | September 29, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

"I think that the surge has succeeded in ways that nobody anticipated," Obama said while refusing to retract his initial opposition to the surge. "I've already said it's succeeded beyond our wildest dreams."

Thursday, Septeber 04, 2008
"The O'Reilly Factor"


Posted by: dbj1 | September 29, 2008 5:13 PM | Report abuse

biden can't win. if he is too knowledgeable, he is a sexist, if he is polite he will be a sexist, if palin loses
biden will be called a sexist. the republicans have brainwashed people over 30 years to believe whatever the right wants them to.

Posted by: t_golstch | September 29, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

biden can't win. if he is too knowledgeable, he is a sexist, if he is polite he will be a sexist, if palin loses
biden will be called a sexist. the republicans have brainwashed people over 30 years to believe whatever the right wants them to.

Posted by: t_golstch | September 29, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

dbj1,
Oh, and where is the absolute truth written that "Joe Biden was wrong?" Is it graven on a tablet? Do you have original knowledge of these events, or are you just passing along the gas from some conservative gasbag? Just opinions!!!

At least Joe Biden goes to these trouble spots to see first-hand what is going on there and to ask questions, which is more than I can say for that four hundred million dollar sack of wind and s**t, Rush Limbaugh and his many imitators. So I'll trust in Joe Biden's judgment.

In my opinion Joe was/is right!

Posted by: cacatua | September 29, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

"Sen. Biden ended up opposing the surge."

The "surge" that is costing us two billion dollars a week, and has done nothing to insure political viability to the region? We are paying Sunnis not to kill our soldiers, and Shia not to kill Sunnis. We have deployed an extra 30,000 troops to act as policemen, have installed concrete barriers all over Baghdad to keep the factions apart, imposed curfews, and still it is the most dangerous city in the world.

When John McCain says, "we are winning," I want to ask "winning what?" There is no end in sight.

I fought in the Viet-Nam war at Khe Sanh in 1968. We were told the same thing- that we were "winning." We killed over 2,000,000 Vietnamese and lost over 50,000 of our own with many others injured and returning home with Post traumatic stress disease.

The same thing is happening in Iraq. We have witnessed the death of nearly 300,000 Iraqis, and another 2,000,000 becoming refugees. Their country's infrastructure has basically been destroyed.

The American news media has stopped covering this nightmare because of our election. Many of the journalists have been killed by "friendly fire." The only war correspondent we hear from is Australian CNN reporter Nick Robertson- and even he has left Iraq.

Iraqis want us out of their country. They have been fighting each other for a thousand years, and our military forces cannot solve their problems with each other. Time to end this oil inspired madness.

Time to stop talking about "the surge." It is not "working," to solve any of Iraq's long term problems.

Sept 21,2008

BAGHDAD (AFP) The Iraqi army said on Wednesday that violence in Baghdad had spiked in the past two weeks, forcing the authorities to spread troops across the capital.
"The violence has increased in the capital during the past two weeks and the decision was taken to spread the army in all the districts," Major General Qassim Atta told a press conference.

He said people and media employees have been warned to check their vehicles to thwart any such bids.

On September 20, the head of the main journalists' union in Iraq survived an assassination attempt when a bomb exploded outside his office in Baghdad.

Muayad al-Lami was wounded when the bomb exploded as he was seeing off some guests.

In February, Lami's predecessor, Shihab al-Timimi, died four days after being shot in a drive-by shooting in Baghdad.

Insurgents have managed to carry out attacks in Baghdad and in the dangerous province of Diyala, north of Baghdad.

On Wednesday, gunmen slaughtered a group of 20 people, 12 policemen and eight anti-Qaeda fighters, in a village in Diyala.

John McCain needs to wake up and stop reading his own press reports. His beloved "surge" is the same as General William Westmoreland's "light at the end of the tunnel" in Viet-Nam.

Not this time.

Posted by: Luke2 | September 29, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

dbw1

Ok I got it.

Maybe it's that people really want something different, and the experience factor doesn't really play that much of a role in what they are looking for.
They all have thier own life experiences and I believe people are looking at the those different lives. What choices did they make and how did they learn from that experience to help them lead.
I'm a Democrat and I'll admit that Obama is a green compared to McCain, but what Obama has said and commited to doesn't make me worried or concerned about him. I haven't heard or seen anything (what actual little there is) from Palin that makes me feel comfortable with her if something were to happen to McCain (if elected). Yes, she has the executive experience but that's not everything we are looking for.
Both side have nuts among the ranks. The moderates just don't voice themselves as much.
Thanks for the chat.



Posted by: elbuzz07 | September 29, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Sen. Biden is not credible on foreign policy. He was opposed to the first Gulf War then supported Pres. Clinton's use of cruise missiles against Iraq as well as Desert Fox. In 2002, Sen. Biden favored war with Iraq but later opposed it. Sen. Biden ended up opposing the surge even though he had previously supported the use of greater force.

Posted by: dbj1 | September 29, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin's "Experience" as mayor and "leading" the great town of Wasilla, and as part time Governor of a mostly uninhabited state.

1. Got 600 votes to defeat the incumbent Mayor by running on a pro life, keep the bars open until 5 AM platform.

2. Fired the police chief because "she didn't like the way he looked at her," but mostly because he wanted the bars closed at 2 AM, and had backed her opponent.

3. Fired the librarian because she said she would not be bullied into removing books from the shelves. Later had to retract the firing becuse of town support of the librarian.

3. built hockey rink on land that she had acquired by eminent domain, rather than pay market price- and than later found she didn't have clear title to. Cost the town $15,000,000.

4. Inherited a balanced budget- but left the town $27,000,000 in debt despite hiring a Washington lobbyist to get the town earmarks.

5. Had to hire a city manager because she didn't understand finance or how to prepare a budget, and because she was absent most of the time.

6. Got herself an illegal zoning variance when selling her house. Did not carry out the required stipulation of tearing down its carport that infringed on another's property.

As Governor,

1. She hired all her old classmates to lucrative positions despite their inexperience and lack of knowledge.

2. Ham fisted the budget with huge cuts that later needed to be restored in order to maintain basic governmental services.

3. Fired the Public Safety Commissioner because he would not discharge her former brother-in-law.

4. Spent 316 days and nights back home in Wasilla, the first year as Governor- and charged the taxpayers for meals she ate at home. Charged the taxpayers $43,000 for her husband's and children's travel expenses- which is illegal.

5. Has refused to submit a tax return which will show her illegal use of state money.

Her "experiences" have mostly been bad.

Presidents need to be knowledgeable, intelligent, educated, and be able to work with people who differ from themselves.

John McCain and Sarah Palin do not have any of these attributes.

Not this time.

Posted by: Luke2 | September 29, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

I'd like to see Palin asked, "Why is this the first time that command of the state National Guard has been cited as national security experience?"

Imagine Romney, Huckabee, or Richardson touting their Guard leadership during a debate or in a commercial — they would have been laughed out of the campaign.

Posted by: McBain1 | September 29, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

dbw:

Here are the committees on which Obama serves:

Foreign Relations
Veterans' Affairs
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

If you can explain to me how Sarah Palin being the Governor of a state of 600,000, which has very little in common with the lower 48, has more domestic or foreign policy experience than Obama, please do. Other than Palin being able to see Russia from Alaska, obviously.

Posted by: ManUnitdFan | September 29, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse


It appears Sarah Palin has already taped her in-depth answers for the Thursday VP Debate:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYgOlqinH7A&feature=related


Check it out!


Posted by: benighse | September 29, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

You want "experience?"

George Bush was Governor of the great state of Texas- population fifty times more than that of uninhabited Alaska- for eight years. We all knew that he was clueless, but the smear tactics of fear and anxiety got him elected. Are you satisfied with his "experience," and what it brought us?

We all know that John McCain is also clueless about what problems the middle class is facing- and that Sarah doesn't even understand, "clueless."

We should be looking for intelligence, rationality, good judgment, and the ability to listen to others and make credible decisions. Barack Obama has all of those prerequisites.

McCain is just a doddering old, angry coot, that can't even look at another person who has a differing opinion than himself. He's bordering on the extreme edge of paranoia.

Don't be fooled by Steve Schmidt lies and distortions this time.

Posted by: Luke2 | September 29, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

me no can wait to see future president and super hottie palling mop floor with biden. me hear him muslim. him no wear big enough flag pin so not patriot. palling will fix him with intense stare and safety goggles and big scary hairdo and he will just give up at her hottiness. maybe she wear swimsuit and strut in high heels oh yeah!!!!!! democracy party dummies get ready to lose! bush policies continue 8 more years and get payback for countries who no take our orders. bomb russia for being too close to pallings house. taxes keep going down so everyone get extra good life. palling know how to scare so get ready biden you muslim. palling forever!!!!!!

Posted by: DaveMiner | September 29, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

elbuzz07:

The point isn't about what kind of experience I'm looking for. The point is about all the Obama supporters who constantly pile on Sarah Palin, the Republican candidate for VICE-President, for "lack of experience"....but seem unable to look at their own candidate for PRESIDENT.

Demonstrate for me how Obama is more experienced than Sarah Palin in:

-Executive decision making. Obama has never lead a company, or even a division of a company. He's never led a town, county, city, or state. He's never led anything, or had to make any decisions....other than for his campaign. Hillary Clinton scoffed at his 'readiness to lead', deriding him for never even holding a single hearing for the ONLY RESPONSIBILITY he was ever given in the Senate.

- Foreign policy. For all the criticism of Palin's 'foreign policy experience', she has as much as Obama. You can't have it both ways. You can't dismiss Palin as a lightweight unprepared to be a 'heartbeat away', when you want to put a similar lightweight right into the Oval Office. So if Palin is unprepared to be President on foreign policy and national security, then so is Obama. If Obama IS prepared, then so is Palin.

- Domestic Policy. The best thing Obama has going for him is that he is not George Bush. So everyone assumes he is an expert on economic and domestic policies, when really they are just assuming it can't get any worse. Obama has never implemented a single idea, that he has personally led, in any area of domestic policy. The only thing he can weakly claim is the accompishment of others by being a hanger-on as a co-sponsor to some bill. He has never championed or led the way on a single accompishment that made a difference to the average citizen.

You can start with those. If there is some great experience/accomplishment of Obama's you think I'm missing, by all means...share it. Otherwise, I haven't been able to find any accompishments of Obama other than speeches and memoirs.

Posted by: dbw1 | September 29, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

God forbid McCain wins. He will not win, but just for argument sake, if by crooks and fruad he wins, he will likely spend more time in the hospital than in the whitehouse. Going by McCain's age and cancer problems, he will likely die in office. This will leave poor Sara Palin alone in the office with the neocons launching unending wars against, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Syria, Iran, N.Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Libya, Venezuela, Bolivia, Argentina, Mexico, Ecuedor, Nicargua, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Kenya, Colombia, China, Belarus and Russia with impunity. Afterall Palin said it was God's will to invade Iraq and she threatened attacking Russia from her first interview.

Posted by: dressypink | September 29, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

"Geez, this is the kind of nastiness that lost the debate for McCain."

I wonder if the same media honks who rushed to pronounce Obama "winner" of Friday nights debate when he simply didn't do AS badly against McCain as they feared, will be in a similar rush to pronounce Sara Palin the winner this week if she simply manages to pronounce words correctly and not make any horrendous errors.

After all, word pronunciation was about all Obama had on McCain Friday night. On actual foreign policy issues, ideas, and demonstrating knowledge of complex issues....Obama was clearly outclassed.

Posted by: dbw1 | September 29, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse

"Memo to Joe Biden: Let Palin Talk"

"Capitol Hill sources are telling me that senior McCain people
are more than concerned about Palin.

The campaign has held a mock debate and a mock press conference; both are being described as "disastrous." One senior McCain aide was quoted as saying, "What are we going to do?" The McCain people want to move this first debate to some later, undetermined date, possibly never. People on the inside are saying the Alaska Governor is "clueless.""

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2008/09/memo-to-joe-biden-let-palin-talk.html

Posted by: nowanna3 | September 29, 2008 2:46 PM | Report abuse

dbw1:

The statement that Palin has more experience than Obama has been used so many times that I have a question. What kind of experience are you looking for?

Not an attack just a question.

Posted by: elbuzz07 | September 29, 2008 2:44 PM | Report abuse

McCain - 46%

Obama - 43%

Posted by: Phil6 | September 29, 2008 2:43 PM | Report abuse

It's just ironic that in George Orwell's year of 1984, this twit was prancing around on a stage in her bathing suit.

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

At the same time Barack Obama had graduated from a prestigious university with a degree in International Studies, turned down lucrative jobs, and was helping out of work people find jobs in Chicago.

In his own words,""I grew up to be a man, right here, in this area. It's as a consequence of working with this organization and this community that I found my calling. There was something more than making money and getting a fancy degree. The measure of my life would be public service."

She sneered at his efforts in her acceptance speech. What an ignorant and empty headed person.

From "1984" by George Orwell,

"Winston had disliked her from the very first moment of seeing her. He knew the reason. It was because of the atmosphere of hockey-fields and cold baths and community hikes and general clean-mindedness which she managed to carry about her. He disliked nearly all women of this type, and especially the young and pretty ones, who were the most bigoted adherents of the party line, the swallowers of slogans, the amateur spies and nosers-out of unorthodoxy."

Say it ain't so, Joe-

My brain is exploding at the thought of her as President.The rest of the world is holding its collective breath at this potential disaster and insanity.

John McCain, what were you thinking?

Posted by: Luke2 | September 29, 2008 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Tony16:
"...she's a babe, I would do her."

You are the type of mensa that makes people say what they do about clueless, pied-piper-following, style-but-no-substance-loving Obama supporters.

You sound like an idiot, so maybe you should let liberals who are more intelligent post on Obama's behalf. You certainly are doing him no favors....

Posted by: dbw1 | September 29, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

"I've been hearing about his Senate speeches since I was in, like, the second grade."

She's obviously lying. Some speechwriter wrote this, including calculating the grade she was in when he was first elected to the senate. She's full of it.

Posted by: zukermand | September 29, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

cacatua:
"I just can't fathom why someone so obviously unqualified to be VP would have been chosen."

Seeing as how Sarah Palin has as much or more experience as Barack Obama, have you had similar difficulty 'fathoming' how Obama ever became the Democrats nominee for PRESIDENT?

Posted by: dbw1 | September 29, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

There's a 17 year old girl doing these amazing Sarah Palin satire videos. Check out http://www.youtube.com/user/monigrammedia

It's called Haley Speaks. She's got 10 videos up and they're all really good, assuming you get the satire!

Posted by: voiceofreason2008 | September 29, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Joe Biden can talk about how you have to have an indian accent when you go into 7-11. Or about how Obama is the first articulate black man. Or maybe about how everyone loved FDR on tv in 1929. Yeah Biden is a really piece of work.

Obama campaign: "we are about change so we're going to find the most entrenched old democrat we can."

Posted by: Cryos | September 29, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Hoffmann1:

Maybe you should let your liberal friends who can actually make good points do the posting, since you obviously have nothing of value to add.

When you resort to stupidity, it doesn't make your opponent look bad....it makes you look bad, and makes others wonder if all Obama supporters are as clueless as yourself.

Posted by: dbw1 | September 29, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse

I apologize for the repeated posts, but this website works very poorly and I thought they weren't being posted.

Posted by: ubicomp | September 29, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Hoffmann1:

Maybe you should let your liberal friends who can actually make good points do the posting, since you obviously have nothing of value to add.

When you resort to stupidity, it doesn't make your enemy look bad....it makes you look bad.

Posted by: dbw1 | September 29, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

I can only imagine the debate between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin will be pathetic. 90 minutes will seem like an eternity to her.

There is only one chance she has, and that is if this whole thing with she and the media has been a ruse to throw everyone off, and she really is much better than what we are led to believe. Then she will come on the debate and floor everyone with a good performance! Does McCain really want to get back at Biden badly enough to orchestrate something like this? Is Palin really the nitwit she appears to be? Beats me folks! I just can't fathom why someone so obviously unqualified to be VP would have been chosen, but then I am mystified by her popularity, as the only reason we run to the TV when she is on is for a good laugh.

Tina Fey should be the one helping Joe Biden prepare for the debate.

Posted by: cacatua | September 29, 2008 2:20 PM | Report abuse

If you are old enough to remember (no, not making fun of your ages)the guy who ran with Ross Perot, James Stockdale, you have seem a preview of Sarah Palin. Remember at that VP candidate debate how he didn't hear the question because he had turned his hearing aid down, or so he said? That guy was so out of his league that it was more funny than embarrassing. Sarah P. will be more like Condoleeza Rice at the hearings when she actually just sat there and made really strange faces and grinned when she didn't know the answer - or possibly just wanted to lie instead. Stockdale (Sarah) Palin will be in full bloom on Thursday.

But I've gotta say, she is a babe - I would do her.

Posted by: Tony16 | September 29, 2008 2:19 PM | Report abuse

I hope he wipes the floor with that Karen Walker sounding twit.

Posted by: LABC | September 29, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse

I hope he wipes the floor with that Karen Walker sounding twit.

Posted by: LABC | September 29, 2008 2:15 PM | Report abuse

So, let me get this straight... the backwoods beauty queen with no experience and the oldest running mate to ever run for office is making old-guy jokes and ripping on Joe Biden because he has more experience than her. Makes perfect sense to me.
You go girl! Get on wit ya big bad self!

Posted by: ubicomp | September 29, 2008 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin never graduated from the second grade.

Posted by: Hoffmann1 | September 29, 2008 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin's level of intelligence has not increased since she was in the second grade.

Posted by: Hoffmann1 | September 29, 2008 2:11 PM | Report abuse

"I've been hearing about his Senate speeches since I was in, like, the second grade."
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Now, now miss still-wet-behind-the-ears let's not engage in "ageism" I really don't think the Palin/McCain ticket wants to go there.

Posted by: JRM2 | September 29, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse

So, instead of being an intelligent participant in the debate, Palin is going to come on like a pit bull at a dog fight. Geez, this is the kind of nastiness that lost the debate for McCain. I guess the Repub camp doesn't learn from their mistakes!

Posted by: corporatemediawatcher | September 29, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Palin has killed McCain's slim shot at being President. He could have picked Condoleezza Rice, intelligent, experienced, classy, well liked / known, but he picks some un-known from the wilds of Alaska, he committed political suicide. Obama should start writing his acceptance speech

Posted by: gatorsn09 | September 29, 2008 1:59 PM | Report abuse

If the Palin that interviewed with Katie Couric and Charlie Gibson shows up at the debate, she is TOAST!

The McCain campaign will try to push Palin to paint Biden as a Washington Insider not capable of CHANGE. I'm sure that Palin will be prepped to bring up things said by Biden and Obama during their primary debates as well as mention earmark spending.

The only thing Biden has to do is to look knowledgeable without being condescending. Biden should blow Palin away on Foreign policy stuff. Palin's one strength will be energy policy.

Posted by: AJ2008 | September 29, 2008 1:54 PM | Report abuse

So the backwoods, come-from-nowhere fundamentalist with no experience and one of the oldest running mates to ever run for office is making old-guy jokes, and ripping on Joe Biden because of his vast experience. That's a hell of a way to change perceptions. Makes perfect sense to me.
You go girl! Get on wit ya big bad self!

Posted by: ubicomp | September 29, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Palin is the final straw that will
keeep McCain from the White house. She's a bad joke to the Republican party and the entire country. Let your imagination run wild for a minute, imagine Condoleezza Rice as McCain's running mate, Intelligent, poised, experienced, classy, the perfect Vice President .... but McCain grabs some bimbo from the wilds of Alaska who is totally lost. Obama should be preparing his acceptance speech for being elected President.

Posted by: gatorsn09 | September 29, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse

I almost feel sorry for her. And then she pulls this middle school nastiness crap and I remember why I won't be voting for her.

Posted by: jasperbeardley1 | September 29, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse

So the backwoods, come-from-nowhere fundamentalist with no experience and one of the oldest running mates to ever run for office is making old-guy jokes, and ripping on Joe Biden because of his vast experience. That's a hell of a way to change perceptions. Makes perfect sense to me.
You go girl! Get on wit ya big bad self!

Posted by: ubicomp | September 29, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse

So the backwoods, come-from-nowhere fundamentalist with no experience and one of the oldest running mates to ever run for office is making old-guy jokes, and ripping on Joe Biden because of his vast experience. That's a hell of a way to change perceptions. Makes perfect sense to me.
You go girl! Get on wit ya big bad self!

Posted by: ubicomp | September 29, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse

So the backwoods, come-from-nowhere fundamentalist with no experience and one of the oldest running mates to ever run for office is making old-guy jokes, and ripping on Joe Biden because of his vast experience. That's a hell of a way to change perceptions. Makes perfect sense to me.
You go girl! Get on wit ya big bad self!

Posted by: ubicomp | September 29, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Palin is the final straw that will
keeep McCain from the White house. She's a bad joke to the Republican party and the entire country. Let your imagination run wild for a minute, imagine Condoleezza Rice as McCain's running mate, Intelligent, poised, experienced, classy, the perfect Vice President .... but McCain grabs some bimbo from the wilds of Alaska who is totally lost. Obama should be preparing his acceptance speech for being elected President.

Posted by: gatorsn09 | September 29, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse

So the backwoods, come-from-nowhere fundamentalist with no experience and one of the oldest running mates to ever run for office is making old-guy jokes, and ripping on Joe Biden because of his vast experience. That's a hell of a way to change perceptions. Makes perfect sense to me.
You go girl! Get on wit ya big bad self!

Posted by: ubicomp | September 29, 2008 1:48 PM | Report abuse

I agree with those commentators & pundits who say the McCain campaign is managing her very badly.

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 29, 2008 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Palin is the final straw that will
keeep McCain from the White house. She's a bad joke to the Republican party and the entire country. Let your imagination run wild for a minute, imagine Condoleezza Rice as McCain's running mate, Intelligent, poised, experienced, classy, the perfect Vice President .... but McCain grabs some bimbo from the wilds of Alaska who is totally lost. Obama should be preparing his acceptance speech for being elected President.

Posted by: gatorsn09 | September 29, 2008 1:47 PM | Report abuse

"Palin Tweaks Biden"


Is this a joke or something?


Pleeeeeease, Caribou Barbie is still afraid to give an open press conference.

Posted by: DrainYou | September 29, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

What is this, a blog for really bad screenwriters?

Posted by: Whitecoat | September 29, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Thursday night will probably be the nail in the coffin for McCain's campaign. If Palin sounds anything like she did with Katie Couric, the audience will just sit in disbelief that McCain could have put his country in the position of having her a heartbeat away from the Presidency.

Posted by: Skeptic21 | September 29, 2008 1:44 PM | Report abuse

So the backwoods, come-from-nowhere fundamentalist with no experience and one of the oldest running mates to ever run for office is making old-guy jokes, and ripping on Joe Biden because of his vast experience. Makes perfect sense to me. You go girl!

Posted by: ubicomp | September 29, 2008 1:44 PM | Report abuse

What is this, the really bad screenwriter's blog?

Posted by: Whitecoat | September 29, 2008 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Palin is a disgrace and an embarrassment to the United states of America

Posted by: capskip | September 29, 2008 1:34 PM | Report abuse

To be honest, I am a little nervous. Now, Palin is preparing at Senator McCain's rustic ranch. On Wednesday, when it is obvious, she is not prepared to debate against Senator Biden, will there be another stunt by the campaign?

Posted by: vote08 | September 29, 2008 1:32 PM | Report abuse

This is rich, Sarah Palin making age jokes about Joe Biden. I'm sure McCain is rolling over that one.

As for Palin, I found a hilarious video, which I posted on my site, the features Palin's responses to Katie Couric, juxtaposed with the inane responses from Miss South Carolina, from last year's Miss Teen USA pageant.

This is a great video to share with a McCainiac, prior to the VP debate.

I plan on showing it beforehand, with popcorn.

Check it out for yourself:

http://scootmandubious.blogspot.com/2008/09/separated-at-birth-sarah-palin-miss.html

Posted by: scootmandubious | September 29, 2008 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is vicious and spiteful person. She consistently belittles her oppoents in a grade school way which shows her immaturity("I watched Joe Biden since I was in the 2nd grade")

Is this who we want in the second position of our country? someone who is eqivalent to a junior high school girl who calls people names? The world is watching us right now - and McCain has made a mockery of the country by make Palin his VP.

The Republicans and Bush has been in control of our country for 8 years - and they have pulled us back to the Great Depression of 50 years ago. We need change to move forward and McSame is not the person who will take us their based on his VP decision and others this past week.

Posted by: SanCarlosCA | September 29, 2008 1:21 PM | Report abuse

This is rich, Sarah Palin making age jokes about Joe Biden. I'm sure McCain is rolling over that one.

As for Palin, I found a hilarious video, which I posted on my site, it features Palin's responses to Katie Couric, juxtaposed with the inane comm,ents by Miss South Carolina, from last year's Miss Teen USA pageant. Close your eyes and you won't be able to tell who's who.

This is a great video to share with a McCainiac, prior to the VP debate.

I plan on showing it beforehand, with popcorn.

Check it out for yourself:

http://scootmandubious.blogspot.com/2008/09/separated-at-birth-sarah-palin-miss.html

Posted by: scootmandubious | September 29, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

peeeuuu Palin's destruction on live tv will be the most watched in tv history for ANY type of debate.......

When she looks into the camera and says .....um..."Whats a Citibank???.....

It will be the sudden end of peeeuuu Palin being any type of candidate.......

As Bill Maher said yesterday at Cornell....
It will be like watching her field dress a moose...horrifying........

Posted by: AlexP1 | September 29, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Give her plenty of rope, she'll swing. I love it when pundits say she's 'energized the base'. Kind of like when they all get excited about the image of G-Zues on a waffle.

01/20/09 End of an Error!

Posted by: thebobbob | September 29, 2008 1:13 PM | Report abuse

You can watch Palins Practice Debate at in past debates at http://www.watchdebate.com
Awsome, They have Biden past debates at http://www.veeppeek.com I am a debate junky.watch debates past and present vp and presidential Cante wait for the VP debate.

Posted by: pastor123 | September 29, 2008 1:10 PM | Report abuse

You can watch Palins Practice Debate at in past debates at http://www.watchdebate.com
Awsome, They have Biden past debates at http://www.veeppeek.com I am a debate junky.watch debates past and present vp and presidential Cante wait for the VP debate.

Posted by: pastor123 | September 29, 2008 1:10 PM | Report abuse

You can watch Palins Practice Debate at in past debates at http://www.watchdebate.com
Awsome, They have Biden past debates at http://www.veeppeek.com I am a debate junky.watch debates past and present vp and presidential Cante wait for the VP debate.

Posted by: pastor123 | September 29, 2008 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Nothing personal, Head of State, but I wouldn't look at your blog for a bleeping million dollars, because your relentless self-promotion on the WP site is THAT irritating. I wish you a debilitating, itchy, skin rash.

Posted by: mdean3 | September 29, 2008 1:05 PM | Report abuse

"I've been hearing about his Senate speeches since I was in, like, the second grade."

Interesting dig, considering her running mate is the oldest first-term nominee in history. But if she wants to play the cocky newcomer, I'm all for it. The higher the expectations for her, the harder she'll fall.

As for the spammer below, please stop. If you want to link to other stuff, go for it. But don't cut and paste the whole thing... four times.

Posted by: ManUnitdFan | September 29, 2008 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Someone who believes that people lived at the same time as dinosaurs isn't qualified to be President of the United States. The only question is whether the press will - once again - sing her praises for morphing into a pit bull and slinging prepared "zingers" at Biden. Unfortunately, considering our mainstream media scores debates like boxing matches, with no points given for adherence to facts, she'll probably be crowned the winner.

Posted by: bclark3 | September 29, 2008 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Nothing personal, Head of State, but I wouldn't look at your blog for a bleeping million dollars, because your relentless self-promotion on the WP site is THAT irritating. I wish you a debilitating, itchy, skin rash.

Posted by: mdean3 | September 29, 2008 1:04 PM | Report abuse

What, me worry?

I hope I'm wrong, but it seems doomsday is quickly approaching for her. A bad debate, combined with the supposed embarrassment CBS plans to air later in the week, could spell the end of what many of us thought was a promising career.

If so, the blame falls squarely on McCain's shoulders -- no one else.

Posted by: info42 | September 29, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Nothing better than guys with blogs using THIS blog to pimp their own work, and not even doing it ONCE but THREE TIMES, with HUGE LONG UNREADABLE EXCERPTS.

How about you just die, Head of State Boy?

Posted by: mdean3 | September 29, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

From:
Head of State
http://headofstate.blogspot.com/2008/09/impulsively-unreflective-duo-incrisis.html

Monday, September 29, 2008
The Impulsively Unreflective Duo In..."Crisis on Wall Street!"

The Impulsively Unreflective Duo In:

Crisis on Wall Street!

John McCain is leaning back in a chair in his office in the Fortress of Irritability. An aide is carrying in a map of Spain when the Macphone rings.

McCain (answering): Fire Cox! Send him to Yugoslavia! Hello?

Hank Paulson (on other end of line): John, it's Hank. We are here in the Capitol. Every financial expert is assembled here, John. We have consulted every master, conferred with the widest and most informed authorities, asked every adept. We need you, John, you, with your mastery of financial expertise, to arrive at the door of our ineptitude and help us find an answer.

John, you must...suspend the campaign.

McCain: Suspend the campaign? But...the people need need my expert advice here, Hank. (Aide is unfolding the map on a table, circling Spain in red, and writing in large bold letters "Not Czechoslovakia"). They need me here. Where my acts can matter most. In...In...(pauses)

Aide: The Fortress, Sir.

McCain: The Fortress, Hank. I can't just sit up and say "I suspend my campaign." That would look to anyone like the most clear act of political pandering, why, it's just...just...

The "I" on his chest lights up and begins to blink.

McCain: I'll do it!

Hank: That's wonderful, John. We'll see you...

McCain: (Standing up, cape waving behind him) In a moment!

Aide: (to McCain): But who will man the fortress?

McCain walks to secret bookshelf. Removes book entitled "Courage". The bookshelf magically spins, revealing a grey vault. McCain turns the combination lock.

McCain: 21...72...23...skidoo...Drat! (starting again) 21...90...I'm sure that I disagreed with President Bush a lot of the time, Senator Obama! (pauses).

Aide: Let me help you with that, Sir (quickly turns the lock left, right and left. The door of the vault slowly opens, with the sound of a vacuum seal.

This reveals a large auditorium, filled with advisers, cameras, and teleprompters. Over loudspeakers, a voice is filling the hall with sound: "The capital of Iraq is...Baghdad. Bagh...dad. The capital of Iran is..."

On the stage is Sarah Palin. She is holding a college text entitled "World Geography".

Palin: Ooooh. I know this one.

An adviser is standing to her right.

Adviser: Take your time, Sarah. Remember--think before you talk.

Palin: I know, I know. Can't I just say "A place that is deserving of our freedoms"?

Adviser: We've been over this before, Sarah. Remember--"Specific is terrific!"

Palin: Specific is terrific. Specific is terrific.

She shuffles her index cards and the loudspeakers intone..."The capital of Iran is...Tehran. Teh...ran."

Palin: Oooooh. They sound so much the same! Iran, Tehran. That's why I can't remember!

As McCain, hands on hips, cape waving, enters the auditorium.

McCain: Sarah.

Palin: Mr. McCain!

Both of their "I"s blink briefly.

McCain: Sarah, I want you to watch the Fortress until I return. I have a very important mission. About Wall Street.

Palin (to adviser): But I thought Mr. Reagan told Mr. Gorbachev to 'tear down that wall!'

Adviser slowly shakes head.

Palin: But...can't I come on this mission, Mr. McCain? Please? I just know I could help!

McCain: Well, I think that a largely unprepared economic novice, struggling to comprehend concepts that are confounding the most experienced and educated authorities in the area...

Both McCain's and Palin's "I"s blink brightly.

McCain: ...Is just what this market needs! Let's go, Sarah! To the rescue!

Sarah: To the rescue, Mr. McCain!

NEXT EPISODE: The Evil Katie-Woman endangers Palin with a hypnotic confusion device...Questions! Can Sarah resist their terrible power?

Coming this week! On...

The Impulsively Unreflective Duo!

Cite:
Head of State
http://headofstate.blogspot.com/2008/09/impulsively-unreflective-duo-incrisis.html

Posted by: robthewsoncamb | September 29, 2008 12:50 PM | Report abuse

From:
Head of State
http://headofstate.blogspot.com/2008/09/impulsively-unreflective-duo-incrisis.html

Monday, September 29, 2008
The Impulsively Unreflective Duo In..."Crisis on Wall Street!"

The Impulsively Unreflective Duo In:

Crisis on Wall Street!

John McCain is leaning back in a chair in his office in the Fortress of Irritability. An aide is carrying in a map of Spain when the Macphone rings.

McCain (answering): Fire Cox! Send him to Yugoslavia! Hello?

Hank Paulson (on other end of line): John, it's Hank. We are here in the Capitol. Every financial expert is assembled here, John. We have consulted every master, conferred with the widest and most informed authorities, asked every adept. We need you, John, you, with your mastery of financial expertise, to arrive at the door of our ineptitude and help us find an answer.

John, you must...suspend the campaign.

McCain: Suspend the campaign? But...the people need need my expert advice here, Hank. (Aide is unfolding the map on a table, circling Spain in red, and writing in large bold letters "Not Czechoslovakia"). They need me here. Where my acts can matter most. In...In...(pauses)

Aide: The Fortress, Sir.

McCain: The Fortress, Hank. I can't just sit up and say "I suspend my campaign." That would look to anyone like the most clear act of political pandering, why, it's just...just...

The "I" on his chest lights up and begins to blink.

McCain: I'll do it!

Hank: That's wonderful, John. We'll see you...

McCain: (Standing up, cape waving behind him) In a moment!

Aide: (to McCain): But who will man the fortress?

McCain walks to secret bookshelf. Removes book entitled "Courage". The bookshelf magically spins, revealing a grey vault. McCain turns the combination lock.

McCain: 21...72...23...skidoo...Drat! (starting again) 21...90...I'm sure that I disagreed with President Bush a lot of the time, Senator Obama! (pauses).

Aide: Let me help you with that, Sir (quickly turns the lock left, right and left. The door of the vault slowly opens, with the sound of a vacuum seal.

This reveals a large auditorium, filled with advisers, cameras, and teleprompters. Over loudspeakers, a voice is filling the hall with sound: "The capital of Iraq is...Baghdad. Bagh...dad. The capital of Iran is..."

On the stage is Sarah Palin. She is holding a college text entitled "World Geography".

Palin: Ooooh. I know this one.

An adviser is standing to her right.

Adviser: Take your time, Sarah. Remember--think before you talk.

Palin: I know, I know. Can't I just say "A place that is deserving of our freedoms"?

Adviser: We've been over this before, Sarah. Remember--"Specific is terrific!"

Palin: Specific is terrific. Specific is terrific.

She shuffles her index cards and the loudspeakers intone..."The capital of Iran is...Tehran. Teh...ran."

Palin: Oooooh. They sound so much the same! Iran, Tehran. That's why I can't remember!

As McCain, hands on hips, cape waving, enters the auditorium.

McCain: Sarah.

Palin: Mr. McCain!

Both of their "I"s blink briefly.

McCain: Sarah, I want you to watch the Fortress until I return. I have a very important mission. About Wall Street.

Palin (to adviser): But I thought Mr. Reagan told Mr. Gorbachev to 'tear down that wall!'

Adviser slowly shakes head.

Palin: But...can't I come on this mission, Mr. McCain? Please? I just know I could help!

McCain: Well, I think that a largely unprepared economic novice, struggling to comprehend concepts that are confounding the most experienced and educated authorities in the area...

Both McCain's and Palin's "I"s blink brightly.

McCain: ...Is just what this market needs! Let's go, Sarah! To the rescue!

Sarah: To the rescue, Mr. McCain!

NEXT EPISODE: The Evil Katie-Woman endangers Palin with a hypnotic confusion device...Questions! Can Sarah resist their terrible power?

Coming this week! On...

The Impulsively Unreflective Duo!

Cite:
Head of State
http://headofstate.blogspot.com/2008/09/impulsively-unreflective-duo-incrisis.html

Posted by: robthewsoncamb | September 29, 2008 12:50 PM | Report abuse

From:
Head of State
http://headofstate.blogspot.com/2008/09/impulsively-unreflective-duo-incrisis.html

Monday, September 29, 2008
The Impulsively Unreflective Duo In..."Crisis on Wall Street!"

The Impulsively Unreflective Duo In:

Crisis on Wall Street!

John McCain is leaning back in a chair in his office in the Fortress of Irritability. An aide is carrying in a map of Spain when the Macphone rings.

McCain (answering): Fire Cox! Send him to Yugoslavia! Hello?

Hank Paulson (on other end of line): John, it's Hank. We are here in the Capitol. Every financial expert is assembled here, John. We have consulted every master, conferred with the widest and most informed authorities, asked every adept. We need you, John, you, with your mastery of financial expertise, to arrive at the door of our ineptitude and help us find an answer.

John, you must...suspend the campaign.

McCain: Suspend the campaign? But...the people need need my expert advice here, Hank. (Aide is unfolding the map on a table, circling Spain in red, and writing in large bold letters "Not Czechoslovakia"). They need me here. Where my acts can matter most. In...In...(pauses)

Aide: The Fortress, Sir.

McCain: The Fortress, Hank. I can't just sit up and say "I suspend my campaign." That would look to anyone like the most clear act of political pandering, why, it's just...just...

The "I" on his chest lights up and begins to blink.

McCain: I'll do it!

Hank: That's wonderful, John. We'll see you...

McCain: (Standing up, cape waving behind him) In a moment!

Aide: (to McCain): But who will man the fortress?

McCain walks to secret bookshelf. Removes book entitled "Courage". The bookshelf magically spins, revealing a grey vault. McCain turns the combination lock.

McCain: 21...72...23...skidoo...Drat! (starting again) 21...90...I'm sure that I disagreed with President Bush a lot of the time, Senator Obama! (pauses).

Aide: Let me help you with that, Sir (quickly turns the lock left, right and left. The door of the vault slowly opens, with the sound of a vacuum seal.

This reveals a large auditorium, filled with advisers, cameras, and teleprompters. Over loudspeakers, a voice is filling the hall with sound: "The capital of Iraq is...Baghdad. Bagh...dad. The capital of Iran is..."

On the stage is Sarah Palin. She is holding a college text entitled "World Geography".

Palin: Ooooh. I know this one.

An adviser is standing to her right.

Adviser: Take your time, Sarah. Remember--think before you talk.

Palin: I know, I know. Can't I just say "A place that is deserving of our freedoms"?

Adviser: We've been over this before, Sarah. Remember--"Specific is terrific!"

Palin: Specific is terrific. Specific is terrific.

She shuffles her index cards and the loudspeakers intone..."The capital of Iran is...Tehran. Teh...ran."

Palin: Oooooh. They sound so much the same! Iran, Tehran. That's why I can't remember!

As McCain, hands on hips, cape waving, enters the auditorium.

McCain: Sarah.

Palin: Mr. McCain!

Both of their "I"s blink briefly.

McCain: Sarah, I want you to watch the Fortress until I return. I have a very important mission. About Wall Street.

Palin (to adviser): But I thought Mr. Reagan told Mr. Gorbachev to 'tear down that wall!'

Adviser slowly shakes head.

Palin: But...can't I come on this mission, Mr. McCain? Please? I just know I could help!

McCain: Well, I think that a largely unprepared economic novice, struggling to comprehend concepts that are confounding the most experienced and educated authorities in the area...

Both McCain's and Palin's "I"s blink brightly.

McCain: ...Is just what this market needs! Let's go, Sarah! To the rescue!

Sarah: To the rescue, Mr. McCain!

NEXT EPISODE: The Evil Katie-Woman endangers Palin with a hypnotic confusion device...Questions! Can Sarah resist their terrible power?

Coming this week! On...

The Impulsively Unreflective Duo!

Cite:
Head of State
http://headofstate.blogspot.com/2008/09/impulsively-unreflective-duo-incrisis.html

Posted by: robthewsoncamb | September 29, 2008 12:49 PM | Report abuse

From:
Head of State
http://headofstate.blogspot.com/2008/09/impulsively-unreflective-duo-incrisis.html

Monday, September 29, 2008
The Impulsively Unreflective Duo In..."Crisis on Wall Street!"

The Impulsively Unreflective Duo In:

Crisis on Wall Street!

John McCain is leaning back in a chair in his office in the Fortress of Irritability. An aide is carrying in a map of Spain when the Macphone rings.

McCain (answering): Fire Cox! Send him to Yugoslavia! Hello?

Hank Paulson (on other end of line): John, it's Hank. We are here in the Capitol. Every financial expert is assembled here, John. We have consulted every master, conferred with the widest and most informed authorities, asked every adept. We need you, John, you, with your mastery of financial expertise, to arrive at the door of our ineptitude and help us find an answer.

John, you must...suspend the campaign.

McCain: Suspend the campaign? But...the people need need my expert advice here, Hank. (Aide is unfolding the map on a table, circling Spain in red, and writing in large bold letters "Not Czechoslovakia"). They need me here. Where my acts can matter most. In...In...(pauses)

Aide: The Fortress, Sir.

McCain: The Fortress, Hank. I can't just sit up and say "I suspend my campaign." That would look to anyone like the most clear act of political pandering, why, it's just...just...

The "I" on his chest lights up and begins to blink.

McCain: I'll do it!

Hank: That's wonderful, John. We'll see you...

McCain: (Standing up, cape waving behind him) In a moment!

Aide: (to McCain): But who will man the fortress?

McCain walks to secret bookshelf. Removes book entitled "Courage". The bookshelf magically spins, revealing a grey vault. McCain turns the combination lock.

McCain: 21...72...23...skidoo...Drat! (starting again) 21...90...I'm sure that I disagreed with President Bush a lot of the time, Senator Obama! (pauses).

Aide: Let me help you with that, Sir (quickly turns the lock left, right and left. The door of the vault slowly opens, with the sound of a vacuum seal.

This reveals a large auditorium, filled with advisers, cameras, and teleprompters. Over loudspeakers, a voice is filling the hall with sound: "The capital of Iraq is...Baghdad. Bagh...dad. The capital of Iran is..."

On the stage is Sarah Palin. She is holding a college text entitled "World Geography".

Palin: Ooooh. I know this one.

An adviser is standing to her right.

Adviser: Take your time, Sarah. Remember--think before you talk.

Palin: I know, I know. Can't I just say "A place that is deserving of our freedoms"?

Adviser: We've been over this before, Sarah. Remember--"Specific is terrific!"

Palin: Specific is terrific. Specific is terrific.

She shuffles her index cards and the loudspeakers intone..."The capital of Iran is...Tehran. Teh...ran."

Palin: Oooooh. They sound so much the same! Iran, Tehran. That's why I can't remember!

As McCain, hands on hips, cape waving, enters the auditorium.

McCain: Sarah.

Palin: Mr. McCain!

Both of their "I"s blink briefly.

McCain: Sarah, I want you to watch the Fortress until I return. I have a very important mission. About Wall Street.

Palin (to adviser): But I thought Mr. Reagan told Mr. Gorbachev to 'tear down that wall!'

Adviser slowly shakes head.

Palin: But...can't I come on this mission, Mr. McCain? Please? I just know I could help!

McCain: Well, I think that a largely unprepared economic novice, struggling to comprehend concepts that are confounding the most experienced and educated authorities in the area...

Both McCain's and Palin's "I"s blink brightly.

McCain: ...Is just what this market needs! Let's go, Sarah! To the rescue!

Sarah: To the rescue, Mr. McCain!

NEXT EPISODE: The Evil Katie-Woman endangers Palin with a hypnotic confusion device...Questions! Can Sarah resist their terrible power?

Coming this week! On...

The Impulsively Unreflective Duo!

Cite:
Head of State
http://headofstate.blogspot.com/2008/09/impulsively-unreflective-duo-incrisis.html

Posted by: robthewsoncamb | September 29, 2008 12:48 PM | Report abuse

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