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Palin's U.N. Schedule Adds Visit With Colombian President

By Juliet Eilperin
GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's trip to New York next week will allow her to meet not only with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, but also with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, a campaign aide said Saturday.

And the Alaska governor plans also to meet Tuesday with former secretary of state Henry Kissinger in New York, said the aide, who asked not to be identified.

Foreign leaders will converge on Manhattan next week for the opening of the United Nations General Assembly, offering Palin an opportunity to meet with multiple heads of state on the same day.

Republican presidential nominee John McCain has already met with Uribe this campaign season: The two men came together in July in Cartagena, Colombia.

The announcement of a Palin-Uribe meeting came hours after the Colombian president sat down with President Bush at the White House. The two men later went before reporters to urge Congress to pass a bilateral free trade agreement. McCain supports the measure; his Democratic opponent, Sen. Barack Obama, opposes it.

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Why should Palin meet with leaders and ambassadors from Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, China, England, China, etc. She cannot see these countries from Alaska.

Posted by: Larry Linn | September 23, 2008 5:33 PM | Report abuse

Hey the Saint: you are a giant jerk.
First of all, what you are insunuating is that you want to continue to be the "empirialist" taking over defenseless countries who "need" the USA to keep their own countries safe. You want to make a profit, build a CHEAP vacation home taking advantage of the Colombian Morsel..
that kind of opportunistic thinking is what makes ME think that YOU REPUBLICANS are basically Nazis, very greedy and opportunistic.

Okay are we clear?

Posted by: The Devil | September 23, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

See the transcripts of the Palin/Gibson interview where she said she could see Russia. I doubt it will change anyone's mind, especially if the get their news from Saturday Night Live, but check it out here
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/p-j-gladnick/2008/09/13/abc-news-edited-out-key-parts-sarah-palin-interview

The bigger story here is the Democrats and Obama are dissing this leader who has completely turned the country of Columbia around.

But go ahead and make jokes at Palin, I guess if Letterman/Bernard/Chris Rock think she's a joke, so should you.
My suggestion is to have an original thought on occasion.

Posted by: cocojo3 | September 23, 2008 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Meeting foreign leaders doesn't mean anything. Just because Palin is making a spectacle of it doesn't make it worth a damn. It's knowledge we need... not photo ops arranged for your misguided sense of things.

Posted by: I am Anti Sam | September 23, 2008 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Sam... As an Alaskan, I get that dividend check EVERY YEAR. It's the law here. The budget is so easy to balance that the govt. sends out the spoils to all of us. The AK budget is so easy because for every $1.00 we pay in federal taxes we get $1.80 back. Do the math. Also.. "Her troops"?! She is commander in title only. She has no tactical, operational, or strategic authority. You know this, don't you? If you and yours keep repeating this BS you will prove the axiom that the definition of insanity is repeating the same action over and over, expecting a different result. And did you really use the word "teamwork"? Are you an idiot? Teamwork is eliminating anyone who doesn't want her to be team captain? That's dictatorship. Slight difference. And the reason she has an 80% "approval" rating is that Alaskans are notorious for not answering polls. Or voting. She won with about 20% of the vote. Not much of a mandate.

Posted by: I Am Anti Sam | September 23, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

So what exact foreign leaders has obama met?

Vote Mccain/Palin !!!

Posted by: Say No To obama | September 23, 2008 11:26 AM | Report abuse

PLEASE EMAIL WEBSITES, NEWSPAPERS, AND TV STATIONS TO STOP REPORTING ANY NEWS ABOUT PALIN. STOP COVERING OR BROADCASTING ANY OF HER EVENTS. DO NOT PRINT ANY GOP NEWS THAT INCLUDES HER NAME. IF THIS ALMOST WOMEN REFUSES TO HAVE A NEWS CONFERENCE, OR ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM THE PRESS WHY SHOULD SHE BE ALLOWED TO HAVE ANY COVERAGE OF HER SPEECHES OR COMMENTS. SHE REFUSES TO HAVE A 2 WAY CONVERSATION WITH AMERICA, SO BLACK LIST HER. WHY WOULDN'T SHE WANT US TO KNOW JUST HOW SMART SHE IS REGARDING THE ISSUES THAT BIDDEN, BARRACK AND MCCAIN ARE WILLING TO ANSWER. HELL SHE WENT TO 6 COLLEGES TO GET HER 4 YEAR DEGREE SO SHE MUST BE AS SHARP AS A TACK

Posted by: Sacto | September 23, 2008 12:58 AM | Report abuse

McCain is going to help introduce Palin to some foreign leaders, it's like "Take your daughter to work day"

It's Dave Letterman's line not mine. I am not a McCain, therefore I tell the truth.

Posted by: Gary | September 22, 2008 11:46 PM | Report abuse

Palin,I can see Russia, is going to spend a couple of weeks getting Foreign Policy experience at the UN. Can you imagine graduating from a college course on Foreign Policy in three weeks? Then again if you went to college like Palin (5 colleges in 6 years) than you can get away with anything

Posted by: I can see Russia | September 22, 2008 9:25 PM | Report abuse

Hey, Anonymous...
re: I hope she brushes her teeth and takes a bath first. Perhaps someone could tell her what deoderant is.

She clearly is bathed and cleaned. And at least she can spell "deodorant".

Posted by: Mr. Palin | September 22, 2008 12:34 PM | Report abuse

When the Empty Skirt said she could "see Russia from my window", she was facing Canada.

Russia is to your West, sweetie.

Bombs away.

Posted by: Yahweh | September 22, 2008 12:31 PM | Report abuse

If she goes to Epcot Center next, she can truly say she is a world traveler and then start singing "It's a small world after all."

Posted by: Michael | September 22, 2008 12:27 PM | Report abuse

GOOD GRIEF....dog and pony shows international presents "Beverly Hillbillies go International"...

I hope she brushes her teeth and takes a bath first. Perhaps someone could tell her what deoderant is.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 22, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

GOOD GRIEF....dog and pony shows international presents "Beverly Hillbillies go International"...

I hope she brushes her teeth and takes a bath first. Perhaps someone could tell her what deoderant is.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 22, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

GOOD GRIEF....dog and pony shows international presents "Beverly Hillbillies go International"...

I hope she brushes her teeth and takes a bath first. Perhaps someone could tell her what deoderant is.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 22, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

GOOD GRIEF....dog and pony shows international presents "Beverly Hillbillies go International"...

I hope she brushes her teeth and takes a bath first. Perhaps someone could tell her what deoderant is.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 22, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

GOOD GRIEF....dog and pony shows international presents "Beverly Hillbillies go International"...

I hope she brushes her teeth and takes a bath first.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 22, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

GOOD GRIEF....dog and pony shows international presents "Beverly Hillbillies go International"...

I hope she brushes her teeth and takes a bath first. Perhaps someone could tell her what deoderant is.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 22, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

GOOD GRIEF....dog and pony shows international presents "Beverly Hillbillies go International"...

I hope she brushes her teeth and takes a bath first. Perhaps someone could tell her what deoderant is.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 22, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

GOOD GRIEF....dog and pony shows international presents "Beverly Hillbillies go International"...

I hope she brushes her teeth and takes a bath first. Perhaps someone could tell her what deoderant is.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 22, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

GOOD GRIEF....dog and pony shows international presents "Beverly Hillbillies go International"...

I hope she brushes her teeth and takes a bath first. Perhaps someone could tell her what deoderant is.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 22, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Scott, And your point? No one better than an OSU alum would understand supporting your alma mater.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 22, 2008 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Speaking to members of the University of Delaware football team Friday morning, the Democratic VP candidate said he thinks the Fightin Blue Hens (1-1 this season) could thrash a certain team from Ohio.

"I was out in Ohio," he said while fiddling with a football in his hands. "I told the folks in Ohio that we'd kick Ohio State's ass!" -CNN

Posted by: Scott | September 22, 2008 8:51 AM | Report abuse

nRdYWz

Posted by: zMznEZShIchqEvbqOU | September 22, 2008 6:05 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: brock101 | September 21, 2008 10:56 PM | Report abuse

Sam, yes you have twisted the facts. Are you living in the past several weeks ago or something or is it just that this was on your RNC list to copy and paste?

On the outside chance you actually believe this stuff which almost on all points has been shown to be either gross exaggerations or outright falsehoods, then you really need to seek professional help.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 21, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

Empty POW suit

Empty Skirt

Posted by: circus monkey | September 21, 2008 10:02 PM | Report abuse

The GOP never let things like the facts get in the way of trying to steal an election.

Posted by: brock101 | September 21, 2008 10:01 PM | Report abuse

drill baby drill blew up in your face. This election will be about Bush Chaney 2008. You vote 90 percent of the time with him, and wonder why you can't shake mccain=bush. They out a CIA covert agent. Still billions from war fraud no bid contracts

Hold secret energy meeting

Gave people a tax credit for buying gas hog suv, and pick ups

Screened and only hired bush chaney cheerleaders at the justice department.

Lied about WMD

Lied about wire taps

But Bush said it best "in my line of work you have to keep repeating yourself over and over and over again to catapult the propaganda.

Posted by: drill baby | September 21, 2008 9:55 PM | Report abuse

This Palin thing is a major joke...and the world goes round and round!

Posted by: all around the world | September 21, 2008 9:54 PM | Report abuse

Rascal of the earth,

My very same sentiments. If you can't beat the cartel why not join them.

McCain keeping Palin away from the public. Code word "SHOCK AND AWW"

Posted by: MAN ON THE MOON | September 21, 2008 9:41 PM | Report abuse

Anonymous, I haven't twisted anything. Certain media outlets and strictly "partisan" people twist and distort the facts and truth. I lived in Alaska for 25+ years, as well as other states in the U.S., so I am aware of the issues. I am honest, and I did not make up or twist the facts and truth. Look it all up, if you wish.

Posted by: Sam | September 21, 2008 9:15 PM | Report abuse

TO SAM:

Do NOT insult Canadians by placing that evil woman's name anywhere in text with 'Canada'.

Posted by: madph | September 21, 2008 9:07 PM | Report abuse

Sam twists the facts and truth almost as much as Palin does!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 21, 2008 8:29 PM | Report abuse

Maybe the PTS (Palin Truth Squad) should be renamed the Palin Un-Truth Zealots or PUTZ.

"McCain Press Aide Calls Alaska Reporter At Home To Complain About Unfavorable Coverage

Jason Moore, a reporter with Anchorage-based KTUU-TV, just confirmed to TPMmuckraker that Megan Stapleton, a spokeswoman for the McCain-Palin campaign in Alaska, called his home to complain about one of Moore's news reports, and accused Moore of calling Stapleton and another McCain staffer liars.

Moore's report looked at the McCain-Palin campaign's "Truth Squad," an aggressive Alaska-based public relations campaign that's being led by Stapleton and former federal prosecutor Ed O'Callaghan and is designed to help thwart the Trooper-Gate investigation.

Moore reported that the Truth Squad was not always entirely truthful itself. He noted that Stapleton had said in a Friday press conference that it was Hollis French, the Democrat overseeing the investigation, who had pulled one name, that of former Palin chief of staff Mike Tibbles, off the list of witnesses to receive subpoenas. Stapleton had pointed to this as an inappropriate political maneuver by French.

But in fact, Moore reported, it was GOP Rep. Jay Ramras, a McCain supporter, who took Tibbles' name off the list. Moore quoted Ramras saying so."

http://syrin.vox.com/

Posted by: Anonymous | September 21, 2008 7:05 PM | Report abuse

I had a revelation today. All this subterfuge in certain evangelical circles and intentional disinformation from neo-conservatives about Obama being the Anti-Christ, it came to me maybe in fact it is Palin. Now I know it sounds crazy, but Alaska is as east as Hawaii is from the Holy Land, actually if you include Alaska's most eastern (or western from the lower 48 states) point, it is closer than Hawaii.

Although people presume the Anti-Christ is a male incarnation it doesn't mean it can't come in the guise of a female form. Just look at her rhetoric, promises and lies and how people suck it up.

No, I'm convinced, Palin is the Anti-Christ.

Posted by: john5750 | September 21, 2008 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Palin has no foreign policy experience at all, nilch. Two respected senior members of her own party Richard Lugar and Chuck Hagel, considered two of the best on Foreign Policy last week publicly said as such.

She was mayor of a town in 8 years which she left totally in debt once she became Governor. She's repeatedly lied, and has been caught in the lies and still continues to lie about "That Bride To Nowhere" "Troopergate" and the fact that Alaska only produces 3.5% of the U.S. oil, not the 20% she keeps claiming to the American public. You NumNutz can keep getting fooled but I'm not buying what the GOP is peddling because it's broken like Wall Street, which by the way they are mostly responsible for. Anyone who needs to be prepped on foreign policy with 45 days left to an election is NOT QUALIFIED, vitriol be damned. Even world leaders from other nations have said she's too inexperienced.

Posted by: 2pacolypse Now | September 21, 2008 6:06 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin's experience:

Sarah Palin on Economics:

Sarah is the Governor of the State of Alaska, a U.S. State with the population of approximately 700,000 people. Under Sarah's leadership, this year, each Alaskan will receive an Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend (from Alaska's oil wealth) of approximately $2000. On top of that, because of the high gas prices, each Alaskan will receive an energy rebate of $1200. She knows what needs to be done to balance energy resources and a budget. She has an 80% approval rating as Governor of Alaska, so the citizens are on her side and she is on their side.

In 1973, Joe Biden voted against the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS). The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System was constructed, and since then, the pipeline has supplied 15 billion barrels of oil to the U.S.

Sarah Palin on Foreign Relations:

Here are photos of Sarah Palin visiting her Alaska National Guard troops in the Middle East:

http://asecondhandconjecture.com/index.php/2008/08/30/sarah-palin-kuwait-gallery/

Her troops get sent to Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan, and Kosovo, and she gets briefed constantly on their mission, well being, and what is going on in that region that could affect her troops.
With Canada, she has to deal with immigration/customs crack down at the border.
Her troops train Mongolian troops every year.
Alaska is home to 2 major U.S. Air Force bases: Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks, and Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage. Russia is a few miles from Alaska's coast. U.S. Air Force planes intercept Russian planes all of the time.
Alaska has an enormous coast line and foreign boats cruise around the waters all of the time, which can turn into an international situation. If an emergency arises, she has to know what is going on not only in her state but around it.
The Missile Defense system that her troops run protects the U.S. from a nuclear attack.
As the Governor of Alaska and the Alaska National Guard Commander and Chief, she is ultimately responsible for anti-terrorism measures in Alaska. When they found pics of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System in a cave in Afghanistan, they sent Alaska Army Guard troops to guard it and train in anti-terrorism measures. A man was recently sentenced to 13 years in prison for plotting to blow up the pipeline.
She sent a C-17 plane with Alaska National Guard troops to help with the Hurricane Gustav response effort, which included troops available for search-and-rescue missions.

To summarize, Sarah Palin has years of executive experience in economics, the oil industry within the U.S., and U.S. National Defense. She knows first hand about teamwork, and is ready to lead our country.

George Washington: "We take the stars from Heaven, the red from our mother country, separating it by white stripes, thus showing that we have separated from her, and the white stripes shall go down to posterity representing Liberty."
Obama: “I won't wear that pin on my chest”.

Posted by: Sam | September 21, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

""I have voted since 1952 and I have never witnessed such vitriol toward any candidate"
Kate

Sounds to me like you are referring to Obama

Posted by: Anonymous | September 21, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

"I have voted since 1952 and I have never witnessed such vitriol toward any candidate"
Kate

In my opinion Obama has been treated with much more disrespect (including racist innuendoes) and for the most part acted like a gentleman.

Perhaps if Sarah Palin wasn't:
1. A lying liar
2. Remotely qualified
3. Not sarcastic and juvenile
4. Not a whacko right-wing nut job

Then she would be treated with more respect.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 21, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

"I don't know that I question the success of the surge. I think enough of our brave troops would help settle any situation."
---
Exactly my point, our military did their job, though there wasn't as much for them to do once they got there.

The stated purpose of "The surge" relied upon the Iraqis to keep their part of the bargain, it is that partnership which has been a failure.

I bring this up because no one in America wants to believe that we "lost", which we have not and somehow I think that "The surge" is acting as a band-aid to cover the wounds of the idea that we should not have been there in the first place, if we win this thing, then it was all OK.

This will also come up in the debates, the surge is now being marketed as some kind of victory, which it is not. I think with the sacrifice in blood and treasure we have made as Americans that we deserve to know the truth about Iraq and the real reasons the violence has calmed, not some partially honest belief neatly packaged in an American flag.

Posted by: Why the Surge... | September 21, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Only thing I would add JR is that I don't think Palin was vetted, then wehn McCain realized there were some issues they insulated her from the press.

Keeping the press away only makes them want to dig more, the more they dig the more they find.

Rinse and repeat.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 21, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

"I have voted since 1952 and I have never witnessed such vitriol toward any candidate"
Kate
---
Kate, I think you can blame this on a couple of people. One, the manner in which she was picked, relatively unknown, people want to know as much as they can about her. The McCain campaign has tightly controlled her message and access to the media and both she and McCain have been telling some real blatant whoppers about her.

I think that her RNC address was a mistake. here was her first introduction on the national stage and she uses it as a playground-taunt. Her speech was sarcastic and juvenile and it angered a lot of people, also we now find out that many of her claims were just flat out not true. So, people don't like being lied to, it makes them mad. She also has many of the same perceived weaknesses that the Rebubs have been using against Obama for months now, so, it's a little bit of pay-back time.

Also, she is clearly not qualified for national office, she is a small-town girl made good and does not posses a world view. When she goes off-script it is frightening. I think she took 5-6 years and as many colleges to get a two-year degree. I would like to have a VP that shows an ability for critical thought.

So there are many reasons beyond her kooky pastor, her far-right beliefs, her husband being a member of a political group that want's to secede from the union (I've never even heard him speak, have you and McCain wants him in the Whitehouse?)

There are many reasons and over all I think McCain's pick of her was very reckless, designed to win an election rather than put "Country First" there are several other politicians who were way more qualified.

Posted by: JR | September 21, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

I don't know that I question the success of the surge. I think enough of our brave troops would help settle any situation.

The question I would ask is which would you rather have, a successful surge or to have avoided an unnecessary war?

I suspect a certain 4168 US soldiers and a much larger number of Iraqis would have preferred the latter.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 21, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

The FAILURE of the surge has nothing to do with America's military and everything to do with the Iraqis.

The stated purpose of the surge was to create a climate of calm so that their could be political reconciliation.

The success of "The Surge" relied upon a partnership: "We give you time, you get your act together." We did our part, they have not done theirs.

There has been no political reconciliation, no wealth-sharing laws passed.

Why has the violence dropped?
1. The Anbar awakening (over 6 months before the surge was announced)
2. Al-Sadr lost control of his militia and went to regroup as too many members slid into criminality. This is common with organizational terrorist groups, eventually they disintegrate by turning to criminality to keep their groups afloat. In other words the ideology is no longer the purpose for the group, survival is.

3. Shiites went into Sunni neighborhoods and "ethnically cleansed" them as satellite information proves that mass amount of Sunnis in radicalized neighborhoods were not present long before the surge was even announced.

Posted by: Why the Surge has not been a success | September 21, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Palin's questions for Karzai...

Can you get me one of those Karakul hats?

Do they come in moose or wolf?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karakul_(hat)

Posted by: Anonymous | September 21, 2008 3:09 PM | Report abuse

A little preferential treatment for Palin?

"The Obama and McCain campaigns have agreed to an unusual free-flowing format for the three televised presidential debates, which begin Friday, but the McCain camp fought for and won a much more structured approach for the questioning at the vice-presidential debate, advisers to both campaigns said Saturday.

McCain advisers said they had been concerned that a loose format could leave Ms. Palin, a relatively inexperienced debater, at a disadvantage and largely on the defensive."

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/21/us/politics/21debate.html

Posted by: Anonymous | September 21, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Palin should worry about cleaning up things at home.

"Alaskans angered that Palin is off-limits

"Why did the McCain campaign take over the governor's office?" the Anchorage Daily News demanded in an editorial Saturday. "Is it too much to ask that Alaska's governor speak for herself, directly to Alaskans, about her actions as Alaska's governor?"

"Is this going to dilute her image as a maverick who will clean out the rascals from their perches of power, when she herself cannot tolerate questions into her behavior, investigations into the firing of a public safety commissioner?" said Gerald McBeath, political science professor at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks

"My fellow conservatives, remember how frustrating it was when Bill Clinton committed perjury and liberals looked the other way. As conservatives, we are no better unless we demand full disclosure from our governor," he said. " . . . No politician is so popular and charismatic that they should be above accountability and telling the truth."

"Most of the battle lines have been drawn around what is commonly called Troopergate: allegations that Monegan was fired in July because he had refused to terminate Palin's former brother-in-law, a state trooper whose divorce from Palin's sister was messy."

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-troopergate21-2008sep21,0,2158301.story

Posted by: Anonymous | September 21, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Haole RAT-The:

Thanks for cracking me up. I think you know that American companies have significant investments in Panama and Costa Rica.

Have you ever surfed Costa Rica? Not as spectacular as the North Shore, but the living is cheap and the water is warm.

Posted by: Just wondering | September 21, 2008 1:45 PM | Report abuse

One of the recurrent themes in this election cycle for me has been the hostile, aggressive behavior from some BO supporters. I have not felt this type of aggression directed at Dems from other Dems in quite this manner before. It is the sort of behavior that dominated the caucuses. More and more, I am convinced BO's relationship with ACORN is at the heart of the corruption and thuggery we have witnessed and been subjected to this season. This a long but enlightening article. I pulled out a few tidbits for you.

Inside Obama’s Acorn
By their fruits ye shall know them.
By Stanley Kurtz

What if Barack Obama’s most important radical connection has been hiding in plain sight all along? Obama has had an intimate and long-term association with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (Acorn), the largest radical group in America.


IN YOUR FACE
Acorn’s tactics are famously “in your face.” Acorn protesters have disrupted Federal Reserve hearings, but mostly deploy their aggressive tactics locally. Chicago is home to one of its strongest chapters, and Acorn has burst into a closed city council meeting there. Acorn protestors in Baltimore disrupted a bankers’ dinner and sent four busloads of profanity-screaming protestors against the mayor’s home, terrifying his wife and kids. Even a Baltimore city council member who generally supports Acorn said their intimidation tactics had crossed the line.

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=NDZiMjkwMDczZWI5ODdjOWYxZTIzZGIyNzEyMjE0ODI=&w=MA==

Posted by: Anonymous | September 21, 2008 1:18 PM | Report abuse

TJ-Bad news.

Kay Bailey-Hutchison, and Dr. Rice, BOTH declined the option of being considered.

Then, realize BOTH my beloved Texas Senators are as against McAmnesty's IDIOCY about the Invasion of our Country, and the criminal under the Tax Table Employment of the invaders there-of(Talk about Lost Jobs! Lost right here! By the MILLIONS-All, while we have to now provide services for the Job stealers and their families!);

As Me!

John Cornyn would have actually been a better pick that Kay.

Even better yet, from Texas, Alan Keyes.

2012-Romney/ Keyes.

Oh to heck with THAT! Do it NOW!

Posted by: SAINT-The | September 21, 2008 12:13 PM | Report abuse

The ignorance of the writers is appalling. Bombing Saddam's heavy eater reactor and Syria's ended their bomb capability. The same holds true with Iran's Arak reactor. I believe Admiral Fallon long before these fools that think Iran poses a dire threat to our nation. In fact the 10 batteries in Eastern Europe are better used in the real target for Iranian missiles, Israel.

Posted by: Jimbo | September 21, 2008 11:54 AM | Report abuse

McCain backed the punch Putin in the face rhetoric by Cheney and Saaskevili and georgia paid the price. Rice the Russian expert and Gates the military intelligence expert had a different view. Sarah does not have a clue and Enquirer rumors have it her son joined because of a drug problem. With high school dropouts as part of her family, she says look at how nice and patriotic we are. Her husband being part of the AIP and both speaking at their convention do not appear to be just like us. I don't know of any religion that prays for a pipeline, nor endorses the death penalty. McCain did listen to Petraeus on the surge, but not the joint chiefs and we are paying the price in the real war on terror in Afghanistan. McCain was against Powell on somalia, Shinseki on Iraq, Fallon on Iran, the joint chiefs on Iraq drawdown and Afghan buildup and also not talking to enemies as Gates and Baker have proven to be effective.

Posted by: Jimbo | September 21, 2008 11:46 AM | Report abuse

To TJ. Thank you for your honest response. I disagree with who you are voting for and hope you'll reconsider, but I'm glad you can be honest about the bad choice of a running mate and the attempt to make it sound credible in this way.

Posted by: VLR | September 21, 2008 11:37 AM | Report abuse

I do not want Palin meeting with heads of state! What in the world are you thinking? This is terribly wrong. Did Bush insiders set this up? I am a white, working , Christian mom. SHE DOES NOT SPEAK FOR ME.
Someone in the government should control this campaign!

Posted by: VLR | September 21, 2008 11:31 AM | Report abuse

oh the dripping irony. before he became the king of labul he was a 'consultant' for Unocal.

So the oil patch CHEERLEADER is oing to meet with the defunct oil company LOBBYIST.

That is certainly a change from the status quo. Now if only the meeting is held in secret....

And now Columbia.....a country perhaps even more f'ed up by our policies. It sounds like she is trying to build an international drug cartel.

Posted by: rascalofearth | September 21, 2008 11:25 AM | Report abuse

I happy to see they've replaced that hack partisan Kornblut with Ms. Eilperin, who simply reports the news on Palin instead of trying to constantly smear her.

Posted by: info | September 21, 2008 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Whatever happened to civil discourse on any subject - including politics?

The vulgar, uneducated attacks on Governor Palin are reprehensible. That she can take it without whining or complaint shows a strength that will be needed when she becomes vice president of the United States.

I have voted since 1952 and I have never witnessed such vitriol toward any candidate. What has happened to language in America? Hate has replaced civility; the perpetrators are surely very unhappy with their own lives.

Posted by: Karolyn | September 21, 2008 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: brock101 | September 21, 2008 9:18 AM | Report abuse


From:
Head of State
http://headofstate.blogspot.com/2008/09/sarah-palin-meets-with-afghani.html

Saturday, September 20, 2008
Sarah Palin Meets with Afghan President Karzai (Transcript)

"Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin will meet next week with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in New York, on the sidelines of the opening of the U.N. General Assembly, according to Afghan officials in Washington."--Washington Post

TRANSCRIPT:

Palin: Oh, Mr. President, it is such a pleasure to meet you, you're the first head of state that I have had the opportunity to meet--which is more than many Vice Presidents--and I'm so glad that my first one is an Afghani.

You know, in Trig's class there was a little Afghani? He was the child of one of the oil executives, and he was so cute, with his little turban runnin' around, everyone just loved him, and felt for him...

Karzai: Yes.

Palin: And everyone knew that we just had to defend him and keep him free and that's why I think that with a Palin/McCain...

Palin Aide: (looking up from clipboard) McCain/Palin.

Palin: ...McCain/Palin ticket, we can make sure of that, if we have to attack Russia, even, I mean, to keep people free at home, just like we want to keep our people free. We have so much in common! I know you have the problem with the poppies, and I understand because we have the same problem with the crystal meth in Wasilla? And I said "Look, we've got to shake this up!" and then that's exactly what I said: 'Look, let's just see what we have in common with these guys!" And that's just what you could do with the Taliban, Mr. Karzai. They've already so moral, and they want people to live by the straight and narrow, and they've got the newspapers sayin' and the schools doin' lots of the right things. They just need to get some of the right ideas, and pray to the right Lord. And, if they don't understand, we still have the weapons left over from Iraq, and then we can't blink, we can't blink, can we, Mr. Karzai?

Karzai: (Looks at Palin silently without moving his head. Pauses.). Blink?

Palin: Right. The thing is, we just have to hit the ground runnin', Mr. Karzai. That's what I do. A few weeks ago I didn't even know what a Vice President does! That's why I put a clock on my wall--do you have the same clocks as we do in Afghanistan? With the twelve numbers? (points in air to numbers on air clock)--Anyway, I said "I'm gonna measure just how much time I have left here" and that's what you could do, I think, with the war, Mr. Karzai, is to put up a clock so you know just how much time you have left until you finish it. I tell you, Mr. Karzai, it's such a motivating influence on my staff, the good ones, anyway, they know what they're supposed to finish and when, they hear me sayin "Look at the clock, people, look at the clock, and know what you have left to finish..."

Karzai: Yes.

Palin: And so I said to my husband, Todd--I call him the "First Dude"--Do you have that word 'Dude' here in Afghanistan?--maybe it's like "Khan" or "Emir" or somethin'?--I said to him, 'Todd, we have to take a look at what's happenin' in Afghanistan--before McCain called or any other thing happened--' cause I saw that Russia was right across from us and then right next to that you have all the Stans (counts cross fingers) Kyrgyzstan, oh, what's the others?--well, you are aware of them, of course, Mr. Karzai (laughs)...

Karzai: (Nods)

Palin: And if we don't let other people know of what I'm aware of, then the world won't change, Mr. Karzai. I know we have the same goals even if we don't have the same God yet...(aide touches Palin on shoulder, whispers). 'Even', not 'yet', I meant 'same God even', Mr. Karzai. And my point is, we can't let others stop our choice, which is freedom for those who deserve it, and that's why I know a Palin/McCain...

Palin Aide: (reaching over to touch shoulder)

Palin: Stop! (brushing aide's hand off)...McCain/Palin ticket will do just what you want, Mr. Karzai...

Second Palin Aide Approaches: It's time for your next appointment, Gov. Palin.

Palin: It was so good meeting you, President Karzai, and all of your other people, it was so good meeting you too! Shalom! (waves, exits)

Karzai: (to his aide, in Pashto): She makes the last one look like the Grand Mufti.

Cite:
Head of State
http://headofstate.blogspot.com/2008/09/sarah-palin-meets-with-afghani.html

Posted by: Anonymous | September 21, 2008 9:17 AM | Report abuse

I think it's a good idea for Sarah to meet with them - after all, they share a very important border.

Posted by: Freedom5 | September 21, 2008 8:57 AM | Report abuse

Kay Hutchinson from Texas would have received NONE OF THE DISRESPECT that Sarah Palin is rightfully getting, had John McCain chose substance over style and picked a woman that indisputably would be ready to step into the presidency at day 1.

I'll probably still vote for McCain but I'm disgusted at this pandering for votes in such a slimy way when he picked Palin instead of Hutchinson (or Condi Rice, for that matter).

Posted by: TJ | September 21, 2008 8:55 AM | Report abuse

"Democrats attack Palin's experience so they don't have to think about Obama's inexperience."

RichardMorse, my friend,

The difference is that Obama is clearly a thinker and someone who solicits a lot of different opinions. Even McCain can't dispute that.

Palin, on the other hand, shows all indications of being fundamentalist-minded, and no one accuses her of being a deep thinker.

Good thinkers can develop solutions, whereas superficial thinkers are going to have a very very hard time at it.

Posted by: Bobby | September 21, 2008 8:51 AM | Report abuse

Bring me that boring white haired wrinkly guy and that "John! John! May I add somethin'?" barbie doll and there ain't any more I'd want to see in a winning couple!

McCain/Palin 08

Posted by: McCain/Palin 08 | September 21, 2008 8:47 AM | Report abuse

As I understand it Sarah has not had an abortion. Is it true that she is a female Dan Quayle or is she dumber than him?

Posted by: wally | September 21, 2008 7:42 AM | Report abuse

I wonder if she will have more than five minutes with anyone?

http://www.boppoll.com

Team Obama! Let's push McCain over 800,000.

Go Obama/Biden!

Posted by: Vote Obama! | September 21, 2008 7:35 AM | Report abuse

If Obama were attacked the way Palin gets attacked, people would be shouting "Racism!". It seems "sexism" is still OK in this country.
Democrats attack Palin's experience so they don't have to think about Obama's inexperience.
Obama no longer preaches "end the war now", he's been doing his homework. Now he wants to "drill baby drill".
I'm interested to see what his fundraising totals will be for September. His backers had a tough couple of weeks.

Posted by: RichardMorse | September 21, 2008 7:02 AM | Report abuse

Joe Biden the VP candidate WITH 30+ Years of Washington Experience says "Iran poses no Nuclear Threat"- The rest of the world disagrees-

Iran Says “No”—Now What?

By George Perkovich
Publisher: Carnegie Endowment
Policy Brief No. 63 September 2008
Full Text (PDF)

A new IAEA report says that Iran continues to defy UN Security Council resolutions and enrich uranium while refusing to answer IAEA questions regarding possible weaponization activities. If the United States is to induce Iran to halt enrichment activities, both the costs of defiance and the benefits of cooperation must be greater, warns George Perkovich in a new policy brief.

Perkovich argues that the United States should pursue a revised strategy showing Iran’s leaders that the more they advance enrichment capabilities, the less valuable cessation of those activities becomes for negotiating incentives packages.

A three-step approach for the next U.S. president:

• Give Iran one last, time-limited chance to negotiate suspension of its fuel-cycle-related activities. The European Union, Russia, China, and the United States have consistently increased offers of incentives to Iran without signs that Iran is willing to negotiate at all. Interlocutors should set a date to stop bidding unless Iran clarifies that there are conditions under which it would suspend.

• If Iran rejects the opportunity, break off negotiations and focus on developing a consensus to maintain international sanctions as long as Iran remains in violation of Security Council and IAEA resolutions. Rather than defending a redline Iran already crossed, the United States should build resolve within the UN Security Council and among allies for continued sanctions and robust consequences should evidence emerge of new Iranian weaponization activities.

• Finally, clarify the international redline. Even if Iran is able to weather sanctions, it may be persuaded to accept stringent safeguards and verifications inspections to prevent weaponization. Iran insists it has the right to enrich uranium for peaceful purposes, but the international community could define its redline for Iran as weaponization, further violation of nonproliferation obligations, or withdrawal from the NPT. The United States and the Security Council should insist on an understanding that the use of military force would be authorized should evidence of ongoing weaponization activities emerge. However, military force must be limited to enforcement of nonproliferation obligations and not encompass a wider campaign to weaken or destroy the Iranian government.

Anticipating the September IAEA Report, Perkovich notes:

“An underappreciated factor in Tehran’s unwillingness to answer the IAEA’s questions is that Iranian leaders must wonder what would happen if they did ‘come clean,’ perhaps acknowledging that past nuclear activities were related to acquiring at least the option to produce nuclear weapons. The fact that neither the United States nor the Security Council has told Iran how it would react if Iran admitted to past nuclear weaponization violations may pose a genuine quandary in Iran. The UN Security Council could clarify that Iranian admission of past weaponization activities, coupled with willingness to accept that the NPT violation required ‘restitution,’ would not necessarily lead to further sanctions or punitive sanctions.”

George Perkovich is vice president for studies–global security and economic development and director of the Nonproliferation Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Posted by: Scott | September 21, 2008 6:29 AM | Report abuse

New Threats to Israel from the country Obama called a "tiny" threat and Biden called "no nuclear threat"-

LA Times-
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says Iran, Israel on 'collision course'

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said his country's hostility to Israel extended beyond the government to the Israeli people as well.
Iran's supreme leader brushes aside recent overtures by top Iranian officials to Israeli citizens with statements that could inflame tensions.
By Ramin Mostaghim and Borzou Daragahi, Special to The Times
September 20, 2008

TEHRAN -- Iran's highest authority lashed out against Israel on Friday with some of his harshest comments in recent memory about the Jewish state.

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who is Iran's top political and military figure, said his country's hostility to Israel extended beyond the government to the Israeli people as well. In saying so, he was brushing aside recent overtures by top Iranian officials to the Israeli public.

World A-Z: Ayatollah Ali KhameneiU.N. watchdog reports growing frustration with Iran's nuclear push
Nobel laureate from Iran urges against military action
Babylon & Beyond blog: More on Iran
Khamenei said Iran and Israel were on a "collision course," a statement that could further increase tensions in a Middle East already fearful of a conflict between the two countries.

"Who are Israelis?" Khamenei told thousands of worshipers gathered for Friday prayers in downtown Tehran. "They are responsible for usurping houses, territory, farmlands and businesses. They are combatants at the disposal of Zionist operatives. A Muslim nation cannot remain indifferent vis-a-vis such people who are stooges at the service of the arch-foes of the Muslim world."

Iran and Israel are locked in a war of words. Israel accuses Iran of seeking nuclear weapons under the guise of a peaceful energy program and supporting anti-Israeli militant groups in Lebanon and the Palestinian territories. Iran's leaders have repeatedly denied the legitimacy of the Jewish state, which they consider a Western colonial outpost.


The comments came amid a controversy in Iran over remarks attributed to an Iranian official close to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, a vice president in charge of tourism, was quoted in a July interview as saying that Iranians were friends with the Israeli people, despite the conflict between the governments.

"Today, Iran is friends with the American and Israeli people," he said, according to the semi-official Fars News Agency. "No nation in the world is our enemy."

Hard-liners close to the government pounced on Mashaei's remarks. But Thursday night Ahmadinejad appeared to back up Mashaei, voicing sympathy for the Israeli people, even as he predicted Israel's demise.

"The Iranian nation never recognized Israel and will never ever recognize it," he said at a news conference. "But we feel pity for those who have been deceived or smuggled into Israel to be oppressed citizens in Israel."

Ahmadinejad is scheduled to arrive in New York within days for the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly, which probably will take up the issue of Iran's nuclear program.

Khamenei left little doubt about Iran's position on relations with Israel, saying he was raising the issue "to spell an end to any debates" on it.

"It is incorrect, irrational, pointless and nonsense to say that we are friends of Israeli people," said Khamenei, who delivers prayer sermons only on special occasions.

Iranian officials typically increase anti-Israeli and pro-Palestinian rhetoric in the week before the last Friday in the holy month of Ramadan, which is called Jerusalem Day in Iran. This year, it falls on Sept. 26.

Khamenei said Iran has no problem with Judaism or other religions. "But we are on a collision course with the occupiers of Palestine and the occupiers are the Zionist regime," he said. "This is the position of our regime, our revolution and our people."

daragahi@latimes.com

Special correspondent Mostaghim reported from Tehran and Times staff writer Daragahi from Beirut.

Posted by: Scott | September 21, 2008 6:18 AM | Report abuse

New Threats to Israel from the country Obama called a "tiny" and Biden called "no nuclear threat"-

LA Times-
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says Iran, Israel on 'collision course'

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said his country's hostility to Israel extended beyond the government to the Israeli people as well.
Iran's supreme leader brushes aside recent overtures by top Iranian officials to Israeli citizens with statements that could inflame tensions.
By Ramin Mostaghim and Borzou Daragahi, Special to The Times
September 20, 2008

TEHRAN -- Iran's highest authority lashed out against Israel on Friday with some of his harshest comments in recent memory about the Jewish state.

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who is Iran's top political and military figure, said his country's hostility to Israel extended beyond the government to the Israeli people as well. In saying so, he was brushing aside recent overtures by top Iranian officials to the Israeli public.



World A-Z: Ayatollah Ali KhameneiU.N. watchdog reports growing frustration with Iran's nuclear push
Nobel laureate from Iran urges against military action
Babylon & Beyond blog: More on Iran
Khamenei said Iran and Israel were on a "collision course," a statement that could further increase tensions in a Middle East already fearful of a conflict between the two countries.

"Who are Israelis?" Khamenei told thousands of worshipers gathered for Friday prayers in downtown Tehran. "They are responsible for usurping houses, territory, farmlands and businesses. They are combatants at the disposal of Zionist operatives. A Muslim nation cannot remain indifferent vis-a-vis such people who are stooges at the service of the arch-foes of the Muslim world."

Iran and Israel are locked in a war of words. Israel accuses Iran of seeking nuclear weapons under the guise of a peaceful energy program and supporting anti-Israeli militant groups in Lebanon and the Palestinian territories. Iran's leaders have repeatedly denied the legitimacy of the Jewish state, which they consider a Western colonial outpost.


The comments came amid a controversy in Iran over remarks attributed to an Iranian official close to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, a vice president in charge of tourism, was quoted in a July interview as saying that Iranians were friends with the Israeli people, despite the conflict between the governments.

"Today, Iran is friends with the American and Israeli people," he said, according to the semi-official Fars News Agency. "No nation in the world is our enemy."

Hard-liners close to the government pounced on Mashaei's remarks. But Thursday night Ahmadinejad appeared to back up Mashaei, voicing sympathy for the Israeli people, even as he predicted Israel's demise.

"The Iranian nation never recognized Israel and will never ever recognize it," he said at a news conference. "But we feel pity for those who have been deceived or smuggled into Israel to be oppressed citizens in Israel."

Ahmadinejad is scheduled to arrive in New York within days for the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly, which probably will take up the issue of Iran's nuclear program.

Khamenei left little doubt about Iran's position on relations with Israel, saying he was raising the issue "to spell an end to any debates" on it.

"It is incorrect, irrational, pointless and nonsense to say that we are friends of Israeli people," said Khamenei, who delivers prayer sermons only on special occasions.

Iranian officials typically increase anti-Israeli and pro-Palestinian rhetoric in the week before the last Friday in the holy month of Ramadan, which is called Jerusalem Day in Iran. This year, it falls on Sept. 26.

Khamenei said Iran has no problem with Judaism or other religions. "But we are on a collision course with the occupiers of Palestine and the occupiers are the Zionist regime," he said. "This is the position of our regime, our revolution and our people."

daragahi@latimes.com

Special correspondent Mostaghim reported from Tehran and Times staff writer Daragahi from Beirut.

Posted by: Scott | September 21, 2008 6:15 AM | Report abuse

From:
Head of State
http://headofstate.blogspot.com/2008/09/sarah-palin-meets-with-afghani.html

Saturday, September 20, 2008
Sarah Palin Meets with Afghani President Karzai (Transcript)

"Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin will meet next week with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in New York, on the sidelines of the opening of the U.N. General Assembly, according to Afghan officials in Washington."--Washington Post

TRANSCRIPT:

Palin: Oh, Mr. President, it is such a pleasure to meet you, you're the first head of state that I have had the opportunity to meet--which is more than many Vice Presidents--and I'm so glad that my first one is an Afghani.

You know, in Trig's class there was a little Afghani? He was the child of one of the oil executives, and he was so cute, with his little turban runnin' around, everyone just loved him, and felt for him...

Karzai: Yes.

Palin: And everyone knew that we just had to defend him and keep him free and that's why I think that with a Palin/McCain...

Palin Aide: (looking up from clipboard) McCain/Palin.

Palin: ...McCain/Palin ticket, we can make sure of that, if we have to attack Russia, even, I mean, to keep people free at home, just like we want to keep our people free. We have so much in common! I know you have the problem with the poppies, and I understand because we have the same problem with the crystal meth in Wasilla? And I said "Look, we've got to shake this up!" and then, that's exactly what I said: 'Look, let's just see what we have in common with these guys." And that's just what you could do with the Taliban, Mr. Karzai. They've already so moral, and they want people to live by the straight and narrow, and they've got the newspapers sayin' and the schools doin' lots of the right things. They just need to get some of the right ideas, and pray to the right Lord. And, if they don't understand, we still have the weapons left over from Iraq, and then we can't blink, we can't blink, can we, Mr. Karzai?

Karzai: (Looks at Palin silently without moving his head. Pauses.). Blink?

Palin: Right. The thing is, we just have to hit the ground runnin', Mr. Karzai. That's what I do. A few weeks ago I didn't even know what a Vice President does! That's why I put a clock on my wall--do you have the same clocks as we do in Afghanistan? With the twelve numbers? (points in air to numbers on air clock)--Anyway, I said "I'm gonna measure just how much time I have left here" and that's what you could do, I think, with the war, Mr. Karzai, is to put up a clock so you know just how much time you have left until you finish it. I tell you, Mr. Karzai, it's such a motivating influence on my staff, the good ones, anyway, they know what they're supposed to finish and when, they hear me sayin "Look at the clock, people, look at the clock, and know what you have left to finish..."

Karzai: Yes.

Palin: And so I said to my husband, Todd--I call him the "First Dude"--Do you have that word 'Dude' here in Afghanistan?--maybe it's like "Khan" or "Emir" or somethin'?--I said to him, 'Todd, we have to take a look at what's happenin' in Afghanistan--before McCain called or any other thing happened--' cause I saw that Russia was right across from us and then right next to that you have all the 'Stans (counts cross fingers) Kyrgistan, oh, what's the others?--well, you are aware of them, of course, Mr. Karzai (laughs)...

Karzai: (Nods)

Palin: And if we don't let other people know of what I'm aware of then the world won't change Mr. Karzai. I know we have the same goals even if we don't have the same God yet (aide touches Palin on shoulder, whispers)...Even, not yet, I meant same God even Mr. Karzai and my point is, we can't let others stop our choice, which is freedom for those who deserve it, and that's why I know a Palin/McCain...

Palin Aide: (reaching over to touch shoulder)

Palin: Stop! (brushes aide's hand off) McCain/Palin ticket will do just what you want, Mr. Karzai...

Second Palin Aide Approaches: It's time for our next appointment, Gov. Palin.

Palin: It was so good meeting you President Karzai, and all of your other people, it was so good meeting you. Shalom! (waves, exits)

Karzai: (to his aide, in Pashto): She makes the last one look like the Grand Mufti.

Cite:
Head of State
http://headofstate.blogspot.com/2008/09/sarah-palin-meets-with-afghani.html

Posted by: Marie Stewart | September 21, 2008 5:05 AM | Report abuse

It's all a mixup. Palin really wanted to meet with Juan Valdez, the "100 percent Columbian."
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Posted by: scrivener | September 21, 2008 4:59 AM | Report abuse

This McCain/Palin ticket has got to be some kind of twisted political joke.

McCain/Palin = Unstable/Unable

Posted by: James | September 21, 2008 4:17 AM | Report abuse

That's foreign policy experience right there.John McFlip and Sarah McFlop ticket is a mockery at the American people. I cannot think of another instance where American people have been insulted so much. I have no idea how John McFlip lives with himself.

Posted by: unclesam | September 21, 2008 3:59 AM | Report abuse

So, her first foray onto the world stage that she soon hopes to star on will connect her with two guaranteed a** kissers and a Kissinger. She should be safe from any uncomfortable questions, not that there's likely to be any respectable journalists allowed nearby. Lucky the Pres can tell these guys how it'll be, anybody else wouldn't let her control the show.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 21, 2008 3:46 AM | Report abuse

Meth is on the go list for Alaska.

Posted by: judtadad66+ | September 21, 2008 3:20 AM | Report abuse

Man, all you need is Vp Palin to be involved at this point in time. She will be a puppet this time, but will have her way when McCain is gutted and mounted. Perhaps Her?? DUDE will help y/all.

from Canada. The first Dude Was John Wayne, the second The King. I am puzzled.
Still think you would still want to see her tax forms since she has been Governor??

Posted by: judtada55+ | September 21, 2008 3:18 AM | Report abuse

Rofl ... THIS is what she plans to do to burnish her "foreign policy" bona fides? Why dodn't they just take her to Madame Tussaud's -- she'll get to have her picture taken with a lot more heads of state... more bang for the buck, lol. And if you want some laughs ... check out this video of President Palin:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyMqGPochWA

Posted by: Anonymous | September 21, 2008 2:27 AM | Report abuse

from Canada. The first Dude Was John Wayne, the second The King. I am puzzled.
Still think you would still want to see her tax forms since she has been Governor??

Posted by: justadad55+ | September 21, 2008 2:05 AM | Report abuse

A dog and pony show. Since she's no dog, but she is a horse's as$.

Posted by: thebob.bob | September 21, 2008 1:14 AM | Report abuse

If the First Dude is really employed by BP and really is a commercial fisherman how is it he is able to travel around full time on the campaign trail?

What exactly is his status as far as official state business in alaska is concerned?

If he really is an employee of BP and a real commercial fisherman how can he claim any privilege to ignore a supoena?

Posted by: del3 | September 21, 2008 12:33 AM | Report abuse

Uhhhh, Brock101:

Bad News.

They, are a Drug producing Country for this insipid collection of MORONS who would prefer to allow Cartels to supply an obviously "Wanted" product, while WASTING BILLIONS of $$$$$$$$$ Shoring up the Illicit Street Value for said Cartels, RATHER than ACTUALLY "Controlling" said Substances, while allowing AMERICANS to PRODUCE said Products(And collecting BILLIONS in TAXES for doing so!).

Rock your World?

Try;

WE consume UN-INSPECTED Products as is!

And the hundreds of morons on Capital Hill sing Dee-Dee_DEE!!!!

In insipid HARMONY! :-(

Posted by: RAT-The | September 21, 2008 12:30 AM | Report abuse

Just what we need more free trade with a drug country.

Posted by: brock101 | September 21, 2008 12:15 AM | Report abuse

Oh LOL!

I'm turning into one F'ing Haole!

Make that WAIKIKI!

Been gone TOO long! :-(

Posted by: RAT-The | September 20, 2008 11:34 PM | Report abuse

LOL Anon! :-D

Plunder?

IF, by Plunder, you mean invest in, and reap great Capital gains, while stimulating the regional Economy and creating opportunities;

Then YEAH! Baby!,

THIS Capitalism LOVING Surf Rat wants to PLUNDER AWAY!

Hint-Mexico has way too many Protectionist Barriers! Peru, has a Government almost Identical to Ours, AND, the First, Second, and Third, longest Waves in the World-As well as a place called the Wiakiki Surf Club located in Lima!

Endless Summer by Hemisphere! ;~)

Posted by: SAINT-The | September 20, 2008 11:29 PM | Report abuse

That's OK - we have been a laughing stock for the last 8 years a few more wont hurt.

What an embarrassment she is.

Posted by: hottpics | September 20, 2008 11:28 PM | Report abuse

Maybe she will wear her new "Free Levi" T shirt from the Bill Maher show.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbLkfk682zU

Posted by: Lydia | September 20, 2008 11:23 PM | Report abuse

Will they be serving moose bergers at all the state diners? Will sister Sara catch and kill the moose. It seems that is all she is good for.

Posted by: Rachel | September 20, 2008 11:17 PM | Report abuse

Sarah, "I can't see either Afghanistan or Columbia from my house so I better get a briefing from one of John's lobbyist friends."

Please, someone, tell me that this is not just a bad dream.

Posted by: Henry Kissinger | September 20, 2008 11:08 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if the "First Dude," the snow machine co champion of the Iron Dog race, will be in tow. He seems to be everywhere including her office while she is doing state business.

They call him "The Shadow Governor." I'm sure he intends to have his own office in Washington D.C. where he will lobby for other "dudes."

It might be noted that he was caught cheating last year, and only given a slap on thr wrist of ten minutes. Must run in the family.

http://community.adn.com/adn/adn_pubstory_316352#comment-151613

comment # 16 explains.

Posted by: Sarah-not Palin | September 20, 2008 11:04 PM | Report abuse

Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, and Peru, are very RIPE little Morsels that with some ventured Capital, could become the coolest places for a Second Home imaginable!

============================================

Spoken like a true boot jack conservative. Let's plunder Central and South America again!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 20, 2008 11:02 PM | Report abuse

Well we at least have one candidate that knows how many homes she has, One of Palins Homes is haunted Appropriate for October.

Posted by: pastor123 | September 20, 2008 11:02 PM | Report abuse

speaking of Dim.

I can imagine the first words from Palins mouth = bo whay most nachos' if she's capable of that.

(of course she'll ask if that comes from Moose meat .)

Posted by: ripley | September 20, 2008 11:00 PM | Report abuse

speaking of Dim.

I can imagine the first words from Palins mouth = bo whay most nachos' if she's capable of that.

Posted by: ripley | September 20, 2008 10:59 PM | Report abuse

American presidents have been very interested in Latin America for some time. Read "Shock Doctrine", "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man", or visit www.naomiklein.org to get a better understanding of why.

Posted by: Charles | September 20, 2008 10:59 PM | Report abuse

You mean Sarah palin would have sex with him and ask for some colombian coke. Everybody knows hispanic men love to do it with white women.

Posted by: the racist mccains | September 20, 2008 10:53 PM | Report abuse

I saw Henry Kissinger and he looked like he was asleep. He'll really get her prepped for the debate.

http://www.boppoll.com

Obama '08

Posted by: Henry K | September 20, 2008 10:52 PM | Report abuse

SArah who? Isn't she just a punch line now? I mean come on does anyone really take her serious other than being as crazy as Bush and Cheney or worse. Oh, yeah, I forgot I had better watch out she was blessed by that real witch hunter. You know the guy that prayed for her and laid his hands on her and made her governor according to her. Yeap, that's the one blessed by the witch doctor who went to Africa to cast out witches and demons and has now brought his witch hunts to the U.S. Man, Alaska really is a strange state.

Posted by: Tina | September 20, 2008 10:50 PM | Report abuse

What is not ever mentioned, is that the Agreements being pursued in Colombia, are to OPEN Doors for Us, that are ALREADY open for Colombia here!

For those without a frigging Clue:

Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, and Peru, are very RIPE little Morsels that with some ventured Capital, could become the coolest places for a Second Home imaginable!

Reality Check time for Loser Socialists(Dimocrats);

It is 2008! Satellite TV, Cell Phones, Internet and many other FAR-REACHING Devices we have come to love so much here, make Life THERE, simply WONDERFUL!

Again for the Clueless:

The West Coast of Peru;

SAME Time-Zone as parts of the US!

Panama, and Colombia TOO!

LOL! :-D

I do NOT call them DIMocrats, for Nothing!

Posted by: SAINT-The | September 20, 2008 10:45 PM | Report abuse

This is the most work I have ever seen to make sure the GOP "Take Your Daughter To Work Day" is successful.

Will she do a book report, to?

Posted by: Losercuda | September 20, 2008 10:41 PM | Report abuse

Gov. Palin is going to overwhelm poor Sen. Biden.

Posted by: Wiel | September 20, 2008 10:38 PM | Report abuse

I bet she will really WOW him to with her grasp of international trade and foreign policy. What a joke! I shook hands with a foreign leader therefor I have foreign policy experience.

Posted by: Dave | September 20, 2008 10:37 PM | Report abuse

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