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Palin Lists Five Crises to Come Under Obama

By Juliet Eilperin
RENO, Nev. -- With two weeks left until the election, GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin has launched a new attack against the Democratic ticket, mocking Barack Obama and his running mate Joe Biden as likely teeing up a number of international crises should they take office.

At a Seattle fundraiser Sunday, Biden warned supporters that America's enemies would try to test Obama should he be elected president. "Mark my words, it will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking," he told them. "We're about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here, if you don't remember anything else I said. Watch, we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy."

"I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate," Biden added, ticking off possible crises in the Middle East and Russia. "And he's gonna need help. And the kind of help he's gonna need is, he's gonna need you -- not financially to help him -- we're gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him. Because it's not gonna be apparent initially, it's not gonna be apparent that we're right."

Speaking before a boisterous crowd at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Palin delivered a prepared top five list of all the ways the world could fall apart if Americans were to put Obama and Biden in the White House.

"I guess we've got to say, well, thanks for the warning, Joe," she said, prompting laughter. "He didn't specify what all those four or five scenarios will be, but for clues, let's review the Obama foreign policy agenda."

"Our opponent wants to sit down with the world's worst dictators," the Alaska governor continued, as some members of the audience booed. "With no preconditions, he proposes to meet with a regime in Tehran that vows to 'wipe Israel off the map.' Let's call that crisis scenario number one."

She continued: "Senator Obama has also advocated sending our U.S. military into Pakistan without the approval of the Pakistani government. Invading the sovereign territory of a troubled partner in the war against terrorism, we've got to call that crisis scenario number two!

"He opposed the surge strategy that has finally brought victory in Iraq within sight," she said, as boos rang out. "He's voted to cut off funding for our troops, leaving our young men and women at grave risk. He wants to pull out, leaving some 25 million Iraqis at the mercy of Iranian-supported Shiite extremists and al-Qaeda in Iraq. By his own admission, this could mean our troops would have to go back to Iraq -- crisis scenario number three!

"After the Russian army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama's reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Vladimir Putin to invade Ukraine next. That would be crisis scenario number four.

"But I guess the looming crisis that most worries the Obama campaign right now is Joe Biden's next speaking engagement," Palin said with relish, as her backers roared with laughter. "Let's call that crisis scenario number five!"

"I want a president who spent twenty-two years in uniform defending our country. I want a president who isn't afraid to use the word 'victory' when he talks about the wars we are fighting," Palin concluded. "I want a president who's ready on day one. I want a president with the experience and the judgment and the wisdom to meet the next international crisis -- or better yet, to avoid it. I want John McCain as our commander in chief."

The crowd exploded into applause.

There were only couple of glitches in Palin's near-flawless rally this morning. Palin herself has indicated that she agrees with Obama's position on Pakistan. In September, ABC News anchor Charles Gibson asked whether the United States had the right to make cross-border attacks into Pakistan, "with or without the approval of the Pakistani government," the governor twice avoided the question before replying: "I believe that America has to exercise all options in order to stop the terrorists who are hell bent on destroying America and our allies. We have got to have all options out there on the table."

Palin's rally music also suggested she was more in tune with Obama than her comments might indicate. Shortly after she finished talking, the song that blared out the speakers was Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed and Delivered" -- the Obama's campaign informal theme song. The Motown tune even took precedence over the song "North to Alaska," a standard at Palin's rallies.

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In the movie "MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON" Jimmy Stewart plays a character named "Jefferson Smith" .... he takes over the Senate through a marathon filibuster, finally bringing reform to halt government corruption.

The sequel: "MRS. PALIN GOES TO WASHINGTON"

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 21, 2008 9:21 PM

Hannity had joe the wannabe on his radio show. He said he made three service calls to obama supporters. Joe ask the first three why are you voting for obama, they said hope, and change. The forth one said the same thing hope and change.

This lier said to the fourth one I will do this work for free if you give me a better reason then hope, and change. A $200.00 pluming bill.

He can't do that because Joe is not the owner.

Hannity is a fraud Joe is a wannabe

Posted by: r4147824 | October 21, 2008 8:33 PM

In the movie "ITS A WONDERFUL LIFE" Jimmy Stewart plays a character named "George Bailey"....George has an angel named Clarence.
Clarence informs George that..."Everytime someone rings a bell...an angel gets its wings"
Every time a right wing nut neocon republican nazi posts a negative comment and lies about Obama..."He's a Muslim" ..."He wasn't born in America".."He's a terrorist"....Obama recieves another 100 votes.
Neocon nazis are urged to TYPE FASTER...
....These fools are handin out wings...hahahahahaha

CHA-CHING....CHA-CHING....CHA-CHING....

Look folks, these idiots are handing out wings......

CHA-CHING...CHA-CHING...CHA-CHING......

hahahahahahaha.......ahahahahaha....hahahaha
Gary Gelormino Seven Hills Ohio 44131 (216)447-0081

Posted by: garygelormino1 | October 21, 2008 8:20 PM

Why did McCain pick Sarah palin? She is a magnificent C@nt. Thats what he called his wife in public.

Posted by: r4147824 | October 21, 2008 8:17 PM

Actually, I was just quoting Juliet's other article here on The Trail. Take it up with her, not Palin.

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 21, 2008 8:11 PM

Women: The LA Chapter of NOW has NOT. Only the chapter president has. One more Palin-McCain lie to add to the long list.

Posted by: wes1155 | October 21, 2008 8:04 PM

Palin need to list five supreme court decisions. And read more. You bet cha.

Posted by: r4147824 | October 21, 2008 8:01 PM

Women: the LA chapter of NOW has endorsed Sarah Palin!!!

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 21, 2008 7:48 PM

For some reason I cannot post the fbi agent's opinions on terrorist attacks.
This is the link:
http://www.newsmax.com/kessler/Kessler_al_Quaida_terror/2008/09/30/135910.html

Posted by: seemstome | October 21, 2008 7:38 PM

Joe Biden's remark may not have been the most brilliant or politically savvy one he has made but it probably is accurate:

Ex-FBI Analyst Predicts problems After Election


Tuesday, September 30, 2008

By: Ronald Kessler

Foreigners or affiliated groups probably will attack the United States in the months after the election to “welcome” the new president, says Frederick Stremmel, a former top FBI counterterrorism analyst.

Stremmel, who retired from the FBI a year ago after working the major counterterrorism cases for 25 years, tells Newsmax that Foreigners would not attack before the election.
“They know our weaknesses and in some cases how to impact public opinion,” he says. “The best example is the timing of the Madrid attacks which occurred near election day in Spain. The Madrid attacks probably impacted the Spanish elections and ultimately led to diminished Spanish government support of U.S. foreign policy.”


Foreigners know that an attack before the election would help elect Republican Sen. John McCain, Stremmel says. The terrorists would prefer Democratic Sen. Barrack Obama because they believe he would “swing the pendulum back” to more lenient anti-terrorism policies, Stremmel says.

“The months

Posted by: seemstome | October 21, 2008 7:20 PM

Joe Biden's remark may not have been the most brilliant or politically savvy one he has made but it probably is accurate:

Ex-FBI Analyst Predicts problems After Election


Tuesday, September 30, 2008

By: Ronald Kessler

Foreigners or affiliated groups probably will attack the United States in the months after the election to “welcome” the new president, says Frederick Stremmel, a former top FBI counterterrorism analyst.

Stremmel, who retired from the FBI a year ago after working the major counterterrorism cases for 25 years, tells Newsmax that Foreigners would not attack before the election.
“They know our weaknesses and in some cases how to impact public opinion,” he says. “The best example is the timing of the Madrid attacks which occurred near election day in Spain. The Madrid attacks probably impacted the Spanish elections and ultimately led to diminished Spanish government support of U.S. foreign policy.”


Foreigners know that an attack before the election would help elect Republican Sen. John McCain, Stremmel says. The terrorists would prefer Democratic Sen. Barrack Obama because they believe he would “swing the pendulum back” to more lenient anti-terrorism policies, Stremmel says.

“The months

Posted by: seemstome | October 21, 2008 7:20 PM

Joe Biden's remark may not have been the most brilliant or politically savvy one he has made but it probably is accurate:

Ex-FBI Analyst Predicts problems After Election


Tuesday, September 30, 2008

By: Ronald Kessler

Foreigners or affiliated groups probably will attack the United States in the months after the election to “welcome” the new president, says Frederick Stremmel, a former top FBI counterterrorism analyst.

Stremmel, who retired from the FBI a year ago after working the major counterterrorism cases for 25 years, tells Newsmax that Foreigners would not attack before the election.
“They know our weaknesses and in some cases how to impact public opinion,” he says. “The best example is the timing of the Madrid attacks which occurred near election day in Spain. The Madrid attacks probably impacted the Spanish elections and ultimately led to diminished Spanish government support of U.S. foreign policy.”


Foreigners know that an attack before the election would help elect Republican Sen. John McCain, Stremmel says. The terrorists would prefer Democratic Sen. Barrack Obama because they believe he would “swing the pendulum back” to more lenient anti-terrorism policies, Stremmel says.

“The months

Posted by: seemstome | October 21, 2008 7:20 PM

Joe Biden's remark may not have been the most brilliant or politically savvy one he has made but it probably is accurate:

Ex-FBI Analyst Predicts problems After Election


Tuesday, September 30, 2008

By: Ronald Kessler

Foreigners or affiliated groups probably will attack the United States in the months after the election to “welcome” the new president, says Frederick Stremmel, a former top FBI counterterrorism analyst.

Stremmel, who retired from the FBI a year ago after working the major counterterrorism cases for 25 years, tells Newsmax that Foreigners would not attack before the election.
“They know our weaknesses and in some cases how to impact public opinion,” he says. “The best example is the timing of the Madrid attacks which occurred near election day in Spain. The Madrid attacks probably impacted the Spanish elections and ultimately led to diminished Spanish government support of U.S. foreign policy.”


Foreigners know that an attack before the election would help elect Republican Sen. John McCain, Stremmel says. The terrorists would prefer Democratic Sen. Barrack Obama because they believe he would “swing the pendulum back” to more lenient anti-terrorism policies, Stremmel says.

“The months

Posted by: seemstome | October 21, 2008 7:20 PM

Joe Biden's remark may not have been the most brilliant or politically savvy one he has made but it probably is accurate:

Ex-FBI Analyst Predicts problems After Election


Tuesday, September 30, 2008

By: Ronald Kessler

Foreigners or affiliated groups probably will attack the United States in the months after the election to “welcome” the new president, says Frederick Stremmel, a former top FBI counterterrorism analyst.

Stremmel, who retired from the FBI a year ago after working the major counterterrorism cases for 25 years, tells Newsmax that Foreigners would not attack before the election.
“They know our weaknesses and in some cases how to impact public opinion,” he says. “The best example is the timing of the Madrid attacks which occurred near election day in Spain. The Madrid attacks probably impacted the Spanish elections and ultimately led to diminished Spanish government support of U.S. foreign policy.”


Foreigners know that an attack before the election would help elect Republican Sen. John McCain, Stremmel says. The terrorists would prefer Democratic Sen. Barrack Obama because they believe he would “swing the pendulum back” to more lenient anti-terrorism policies, Stremmel says.

“The months

Posted by: seemstome | October 21, 2008 7:20 PM

Standing Rules of the Senate

RULE I
APPOINTMENT OF A SENATOR TO THE CHAIR

1. In the absence of the Vice President, the Senate shall choose a President pro tempore, who shall hold the office and execute the duties thereof during the pleasure of the Senate and until another is elected or his term of office as a Senator expires.

2. In the absence of the Vice President, and pending the election of a President pro tempore, the Acting President pro tempore or the Secretary of the Senate, or in his absence the Assistant Secretary, shall perform the duties of the Chair.

3. The President pro tempore shall have the right to name in open Senate or, if absent, in writing, a Senator to perform the duties of the Chair, including the signing of duly enrolled bills and joint resolutions but such substitution shall not extend beyond an adjournment, except by unanimous consent; and the Senator so named shall have the right to name in open session, or, if absent, in writing, a Senator to perform the duties of the Chair, but not to extend beyond an adjournment, except by unanimous consent.

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 21, 2008 6:55 PM

You meant "Adams"?

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 21, 2008 6:42 PM

MarkInAustin wrote:

"Blah, blah, blah...That would be a riot: Palin lecturing Biden and Obama. Blah, blah, blah..."

One small problem with that scenario there, Adam's had a discernible intellect, Palin doesn't.

Posted by: wes1155 | October 21, 2008 6:29 PM

Behold, the best Daily Show episode ever!


Jon Stewart eviscerates the GOP's "real" America attacks, demolishing both Nancy Pfotenhauer ("real" Virginia) and Michele Bachmann (Bachmann Turncoat Overdrive) and offering audio of Sarah Palin's infamous "pro-America" areas of the country comment.
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http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=188635&title=pfriend-or-pfoe
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 21, 2008 6:24 PM

Well of course he is going to be tested. Every President is tested. Do people not remember the situation very early in the Bush administration (pre-9/11) where China forced down one of our spy planes and held the crew for 3-4 days until Bush got with the various CEOs of the Fortune 500 to threaten that if the crew was not released within 24 hours they would cancel all orders with all Chinese companies and factories? Bush was being tested in exactly the same way as Biden predicts for Obama. This is the way things work folks. Biden's big problem, of course, is telling the truth. While he is at it he may as well mention that taxes are going to go up under either McCain or Obama. That is again, just reality.

Posted by: dbeno1 | October 21, 2008 5:50 PM

Five crises in a McCain - Palin administration:

1) The Democrat-controlled Congress shoots down the "Cindy Act", in which Medicare would have been required to pay for botox treatments;

2) Palin casts her first important tie-breaker vote in the Senate. Unfortunately the bill has already been overwhelmingly approved by the majority.

3) Rick Davis and select members of the McCain-Palin campaign team are found guilty of tampering with witnesses in the Troopergate scandal. All are sentenced to jail and stiff fines. Palin exults to the press: "I've been completely vindicated!"

4) McCain announces a revised Axis of Evil: Iran, North Korea, the Soviet Union, Peru, and Buffalo. No one in the Administration dares to point out the errors. The Mayor of Buffalo sends him a beef on weck sandwich in hopes of getting some Federal money.

5) McCain cancels Medicare. "We can't afford both that and our war efforts," he explains. "I don't need Medicare anyway." 400,000 seniors storm the Western White House in Sedona. After a siege lasting six weeks, McCain is found, dirty and bearded, in one of Sedona's less popular vortexes.

President Palin, meanwhile, blames the Russkis and promises to use the bomb....

Posted by: Samson151 | October 21, 2008 5:28 PM

I think "President of the Senate" would be a far better fit for Palin. Our first Vice President, John Adams, was a huge force in the Senate, especially during Washington's first term. I would LOVE to see the Democrats get 59 seats but have to deal with her on every procedural move. Everything from tied votes down to the smallest matters.

In the first year of Washington's administration, Adams became deeply involved in a month-long Senate controversy over what the official title of the President would be. Adams favored grandiose titles such as "His Majesty the President" or "His High Mightiness" over the simple "President of the United States" that eventually won the debate. The pomposity of his stance, along with his being overweight, led to Adams earning the nickname "His Rotundity." Would the Democrats be able to come with anything better than "Caribou Barbie"?

As President of the Senate, Adams cast a record 29 tie-breaking votes. His votes protected the President's sole authority over the removal of appointees and influenced the location of the nation's Capital. On at least one occasion, he persuaded Senators to vote against legislation that he opposed, and he frequently lectured the Senate on procedural and policy matters. That would be a riot: Palin lecturing Biden and Obama. Adams's political views and his active role in the Senate made him a natural target for critics of the Washington administration. If I were McCain, that's exactly what I'd want her doing.

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 21, 2008 5:17 PM

Palin, go hide your head in shame.
You are not qualified to sit and talk where decent people are.
How dare you talk of an international crises...an area you know absolutely nothing about.My 17 year old daughter will educate you a little on current affairs if you are humble enough to admit your emptiness.

Posted by: roberta2 | October 21, 2008 5:16 PM

Run, Sarah, run back home! Collect all the dogs and guns, dig in and prepare for the end. Work for secession--you could be President of Alaska! Don't look back, the US is not going to be your kind of world. We will pretend we never knew you.

Posted by: rusty3 | October 21, 2008 5:10 PM

Previous post about Army unit now on active duty in the U.S. is from http://www.Progressive.org

Posted by: scrivener50 | October 21, 2008 5:00 PM

I am so excited about the choice of Palin. She knows where to look for spending cuts, she knows how to set priorities. I can remember hearing my grandparents talking about needing somebody like her in Washington. A real person who will look out for us and our money. She has already in a short time proven that she can improve the lives of the people in Wasila, or Alaska.Unlike Obama who has not ever helped anyone. His claim to fame was that he had the abestos removed from a housing project (didn't we find out it would have been safer not to disrupt the abestos). It broke the projects funding and they had no money for other repairs and maintenance so the tenants were worse off. Emil Jones, Jr (The "I'm going to make a senator" president of the IL state senate and he did do what he said) assigned bills to Obama even though others had worked on them,sometimes for years. The work he doesn't take credit for is the legislation that let his buddy and other slumlords get millions of tax dollars to build low income housing. Then he ignored or claims not to have known the suffering of the renters. 11 of the slumlord Rezko's properties were in his district and his advisor and friend Valerie Jarret was CEO of the management company, Habitat. He and his friend Bill Ayers awarded approx $160 milllion from the Chicago Annenberg Challenge to such projects like the South Shore African Village Collaborative to teach the teachers the radical doctrine that Rev Wright espouses (Black children learn differently and the "unrealistic politics of interationist assimilation")and fund Rev Wright's TUCC Kwame Nkrumah Academy elementry school. Meanwhile Chicago schools only see 6% of their graduates go to college. I believe that I like Gov Palin's record a lot better.

Posted by: pjmyers55 | October 21, 2008 5:00 PM

ACLU Says NorthCom’s Fighting Unit May Be Illegal

By Matthew Rothschild, October 21, 2008
The American Civil Liberties Union is raising questions about why the Pentagon has assigned a fighting unit to the United States itself.

On October 1, the Northern Command (NorthCom), for the first time ever, got its own dedicated Army force.

And not just any force. The unit the Pentagon assigned to NorthCom is

the 3rd Infantry, First Brigade Combat Team, which has spent three of the last five years in Iraq. One of its specialties is counterinsurgency.

“This is a radical departure from separation of civilian law enforcement and military authority and could, quite possibly, represent a violation of law,” said Mike German, ACLU national security policy counsel. “Our Founding Fathers understood the threat that a standing army could pose to American liberty.”

German also noted that Congress has “passed statutory protections to ensure that the Army could not be turned against the American people,” he said in the ACLU’s press release.

“The erosion of these protections should concern every American,” German said.

The ACLU is seeking documents from the Justice Department, the Pentagon, and Homeland Security that “authorize the deployment of military troops for domestic purposes.”

WHAT IF McCAIN-PALIN'S STRATEGY IS AIMED NOT AT VOTERS, BUT AT THE APPARACHIK?

http://www.nowpublic.com/world/mccain-palins-fellow-traveler-insinuations-what-if-u-s-security-forces-agree

OR http://members.nowpublic.com/scrivener

Posted by: scrivener50 | October 21, 2008 4:58 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtZWwgw__WY&eurl=http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/10/21/162015/30/838/637840
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this link above captures the true GOP. Hate and bigotry is all they have left. I have never seen so many un-Americans in one place.

Posted by: Godhimself1 | October 21, 2008 4:58 PM

inbox_blues, I watched that video, and man what a sorry spectacle those people made of themselves. They are discrediting themselves and their country. We as Americans, should be better than this.

Posted by: jmr862003 | October 21, 2008 4:54 PM

This garbage being spewed from the GOP (greedy oil people) is its death nell. By the next national elections they will be but a shell of thier former selves.

Posted by: Godhimself1 | October 21, 2008 4:52 PM

Way to go Palin, ... Pot calling kettle black!
Let me know when theirs some new news!

Posted by: ukeman | October 21, 2008 4:49 PM


For those who have the stomach for it, I suggest you watch the following youtube clip highlighting the shocking and disturbing level of radical hatred at Palin rallies:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtZWwgw__WY&eurl=http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/10/21/162015/30/838/637840

This, ladies and gentlemen is the face of American fascism. They must be defeated for the good of our country and all humanity. These are sick, dangerous people.

Posted by: inbox_blues | October 21, 2008 4:44 PM

"Senator Obama's reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence,..."

Yeah, because Obama knew exactly what happened.
The Georgians signed a comprehensive peacekeeping agreement with Russia and the separatist enclaves, with further negotiations to proceed in the near future. Three days later Georgia attacks No. Ossetia in a surprise move, at night, targeting everything that moves, men, women, children, civilians, animals, irregular fighters AND Russian peacekeeping soldiers. It was an insane and unwarranted (in the short term) attempt at ethnic cleansing and retaking of its territory.

You've got to be kidding me! You attack Russian soldiers and expect what, no reply?? When the reply came, Georgian president Saakashvili thought that the West will intercede. What a moron! [apparently he forgot the lessons of GDR, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia, in 1953, 1956, amnd 1968, respectively]

When he realized that the West wouldn't, and for good reason, he gave a desperate interview to BBC during which, at some point, he started stuffed his own necktie into his mouth and chewing it. This was beyond bizzare.

They don't show this stuff on American TV, do they? Of course, the Party Line has to be maintained at all times. Is this sh...t something American wants to get involved in?
John McOopsIJustCrappedMyPants is rearing to go, help Georgia...as does his inept "sancho panza" from Alaska.

What a sad sack of Republican sh...t.



Posted by: VMR1 | October 21, 2008 4:44 PM

I think we need a constitutional amendment for nuts like Palin that says you cannot run for president or vice president (or maybe for congress, for that matter) unless you can pass a sixth grade civics test on government.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrzXLYA_e6E
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 21, 2008 4:26 PM

If by some small chance the US did want John McCain for President, it doesn't want Sarah Palin for vice-President. Does she not have sense enough to know that is what she is saying? However, McCain's judgement has been compromised by choosing Palin in the first place. WAY TO GO SARAH !!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: racam | October 21, 2008 4:22 PM

In Palin's defense, I will say that the Veep is President of the Senate, but is not really in "charge," he usually just breaks tie votes. But yeah, the McCain campaign is completely freewheeling at this point, they are attacking anyone and anything Obama/Biden say. McCain is gonna lose, it will not just be a repudiation of his campaign though, it will also be a repudiation of the super-Huge Government policies of the Bush admin. that have bankrupted this nation, and left us hanging, with three wars to fight. OBAMA IS INEVITABLE!!!

Posted by: jmr862003 | October 21, 2008 4:15 PM

How sad. This is the best the Republican party can come up with - a woman so ignorant she makes the village idiot look like a genius. It's really pathetic.

Posted by: tim_hall | October 21, 2008 4:15 PM

What a nasty, smarmy person she is! Out of all the mis-steps McCain has made in his campaign; naming Palin as his VP choice was the biggest. I was a republican who Bush turned into an independent. I was hoping to return to the party someday; but, if Palin is 'the future' of the party....call me a democrat!

Posted by: SueB2 | October 21, 2008 4:14 PM

So let me get this straight, Governor Palin. Under President Obama:

(1) The U.S. will negotiate peace with Iran;

(2) The U.S. will pursue and attempt to capture Osama bin Laden;

(3) The war in Iraq will be brought to an end;

(4) The U.S. will not make rash threats to go to war with Russia; and

(5) Joe Biden might give a speech.

Sounds good to me! Obama-Biden 2008.

Posted by: MidwestforObama | October 21, 2008 4:14 PM

BIDEN,BIDEN, BIDEN....

What an idiot!

McCain/Palin 08

Posted by: blevins20061 | October 21, 2008 4:12 PM

FAUX NEWS ALERT!!!!!

Jesus Christ appears in Bethlehem, PENNSYLVANIA and endorses Obama...an angry crowd of republican neocons assemble and procede to hammer a crown of thorns the Mr Jesus Christ head and nail him to a cross....shouts of "KILL HIM" rang throughout the crowds....

More FAUX news after the break..

Posted by: garygelormino1 | October 21, 2008 4:11 PM

I am totally stunned, Palin can count to five!

Posted by: Neo1153 | October 21, 2008 4:08 PM

oh boy...gov. failin is giving lectures on foreign policy....... her influence on anything is a national disaster

Posted by: rhaskell | October 21, 2008 4:08 PM

Side Show Barbie is a deranged psychopath!


Palin just claimed that the vice president is "in charge of the U.S. Senate."


In an interview with KUSA in Colorado, Palin responds to the following question:
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Q: Brandon Garcia wants to know, "What does the Vice President do?"

PALIN: That’s something that Piper would ask me! ... [T]hey’re in charge of the U.S. Senate so if they want to they can really get in there with the senators and make a lot of good policy changes that will make life better for Brandon and his family and his classroom.


The corporate media should be all over this story. Palin made a major gaffe in her V.P. debate when she announced vice presidential powers that are not outlined in the Constitution, and which reflect the will of Dick Cheney. She demonstrated herself to be not a student of history, but a student of neo-conservatism.


This is no longer an issue of whether Palin is smart enough to be vice president. It is becoming all too clear that she is the empty vessel through which neo-conservatism wants to live and breathe in the White House for another four years.


Palin's unabashed ignorance is certainly breathtaking. But people already know that she is ignorant on any number of critical domestic and foreign policy issues. People now need to understand that she is a dangerous public figure who, if unchecked, will further weaken our federal government's balance of power, and thus will create a system that undermines one of the key principles of our Constitution.


Here's some more mavericky straight-talk, my friends:
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http://thinkprogress.org/2008/10/21/palin-vp-senate/
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 21, 2008 4:07 PM

Jaysus - I look forward to four years of not listening to the empty-headed Palin on the national stage. I will give her credit for one thing - she has helped to winnow out the base - now it is filled with pure idiots, i.e. MarkinAustin, etc.

Posted by: LABC | October 21, 2008 4:07 PM

Churchill???
Everyday I hear something more ridiculous that the day before.
Sarah Palin is being compared to Churchill?

I'd compare her to a mix of the current pit bull VP Cheney and his puppet Dubya. If being qualified to call for a nookyoolar strike does not require knowing how to pronounce the word "nuclear" then Palin is as qualivied as our current president. (Doesn't that make you feel warm and fuzzy?)

And not to split too many hairs, but George Orwell wrote "1984". Aldous Huxley wrote "Brave New World".

Posted by: DidIHearYouRight | October 21, 2008 4:04 PM

The United states is being tested every day. North Korea, The Iraq government.Iran,Pakistan,Russia, Chavez,and most important our economic meltdown. AnyPresident will have to deal with all of these and more. It is a myth to think that one would avoid these issues. Biden "misspoke",he should have acknowledged any new President will continue to be tested. The Bush administration has failed on all counts and McCain will be more of the same. Palin stresses the need for experience to solve these problems . She has zero,zip and doesn't even have the insight to know her ignorance.

Posted by: ephetsgma | October 21, 2008 4:04 PM

thelaw1,

Are you missing something or are you, please forgive me is I am wrong, intentionally being misleading?

You don't HAVE to provide them anything, but if you do, you get a tax credit. Otherwise they are free to buy into the plan for people not insured through their employer. So it wouldn't cost you a cent.

Posted by: wes1155 | October 21, 2008 4:00 PM

And the rest of the guys would have to do the same amount of work!

Posted by: thelaw1 | October 21, 2008 3:51 PM

Bashing Palin works fine to stray your attention from what Biden actually said. Why would Obama alone be tested, wouldn't McCain as well.

Or could it be that the stated effective foreign policy of 'strength through weakness' has been noticed by the world's bad actors. it has not been missed by me.

Why is 'spreading the wealth' good? If you punish success, jobs will be lost. Also mandating health care be given, will mean that to insure my guys in my small business, one guy will have to be let go. I can not absorb the 28,000 per year it would cost me.

I am not rich, nor is my company. Yet near as I can tell, i am going to get screwed.

Posted by: thelaw1 | October 21, 2008 3:49 PM


Palin is a flipping moron! She also recently said the VP is "in charge of the US Senate".

Huh? What? It's clear Sarah Palin is an empty vessel through which the hysteria and sheer ignorance of the right spews its stupidity.

ENOUGH! Vote early; vote OBAMA!

Posted by: inbox_blues | October 21, 2008 3:49 PM

I'm just glad Palin can count. Maybe she knows just how many more days she has until she can go home and give us all a break.

I'm tired of her performances and emptyheaded rhetoric.

Her delivery of information is too staged and shows an inability to formalize an independent thought rising from any independent intellect.

Unless you call droppin' your consonants as independent or intellectual.

Posted by: realteacher | October 21, 2008 3:45 PM

"The guy's life has been turned totally upside down and then some simply because he expressed an opinion"

Exceptthat the grounds he gave for the opinion were false, and the opinion wasn't any truer.

He wasn't, isn't, and will most likely never be in a place to buy a company that runs a $250,000 profit, and were the company he is talking about that profitable, it wouldn't be a SMALL plumbing business, considering that much business would probably be a twenty to thirty person company. He doesn't quite realize that, of course.

He's just another republican tax cheat, won't pay his state taxes, doesn't want to pay Federal taxes, just wants all of the over priced Republican programs, like Star Wars, and wants someone else to pay for them.

If you think you know enough to play gotcha with a presidential candidate of ANY party, expect that party to play gotcha back.

Posted by: ceflynline | October 21, 2008 3:44 PM

What does this woman know about crisis?
Er....nothing....

Posted by: easysoul | October 21, 2008 3:38 PM

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 21, 2008 3:33 PM

More incoherent tripe from silly Sarah. Biden was simply saying that events have happened early in a president's term to test them. The first WTC attack happened early in Clinton's first term. The Chinese military seized a U.S. plane early in GWB's first term and then 9/11. Is it wrong to be on guard? Nobody but the dumb goobers that show up at these hate rallies will respond to such desperate tactics.

Posted by: Glimpy | October 21, 2008 3:30 PM

YES I AGREE...Palin reminds me so much of Churchill...she possesses all the same qualities Churchill did, she is wise, very informed, and is a master communicator....she would be just as great as Churchill if she had a third of Churchill's intellect. Seriously, you compare her to Churchill....THE CHURCHILL?....do you know who Churchill was? Seriously?

Posted by: Danny_20852 | October 21, 2008 3:27 PM

"Drill, baby, drill!" ...uh...er...wait a minute...I...I really meant "Sell out to the Japanese, baby, sell out to the Japanese!"


The Republicans have just spent a month going completely frothy over the need to drill for oil and natural gas in every backyard in America, claiming it'll lower gasoline prices at the pump.


But did you know that in the meantime, they've been preparing to secret all that natural gas out of the country and sell it to the Japanese?


Yep, it's true. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) was the one who tipped us to the facts here last month, which led us to wonder how far Palin's hand had been jammed in the cookie jar. And the traditional media has decided that it might finally be time to take some find out:


"On the campaign trail, Sarah Palin says repeatedly that America must tap its own natural gas and oil reserves to become energy-independent."
"But the Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate has pushed the federal government to allow a liquefied natural gas plant to continue exporting to Asia—the only such plant in the United States that sends the product overseas."
.
http://www.breitbart.com/print.php?id=D93UO5580&show_article=1&catnum=3


Ah, good ol' reg'lar hockey mom Sarah. Exportin' 100 billion cubic feet of LNG while the rest of the US imports 700 billion, you-betcha! Oh, and pocketing a cool $3200 per head for her own family ($3,269, in fact, x 7 = $22,883), thanks to the windfall of high energy prices and Alaska's sweetheart royalties deal for its residents! That's a lotta baby clothes, alright. And hey, let's face it, you just never know when a Palin is gonna need baby clothes.


So given the big bucks involved (even when compared to the sixty bucks a day Palin charges the state to live in her own house and eat illegal, poached mooseburger) who do you think Sarah's gonna look out for, gosh darn it also? Is she gonna make sure that LNG stays home in the states, and "consider the need to do all that we can to allow this nation to become energy-independent," as sprayed in the gibberish fest that passed for her participation in the Vice Presidential debate? Or is she gonna sell out to the highest bidder and boost her own royalty payments (and, maybe not coincidentally, keep Wasilla swimming in meth)?


Oh, well, she once almost tried to help America:

During negotiations, which began last year, Palin had pressed for enough natural gas to serve Alaska to remain in-state. She added, however, that the rest should be shipped primarily to Japan.
.
http://www.breitbart.com/print.php?id=D93UO5580&show_article=1&catnum=3


I got mine! The rest of you Joe Six Packs can go screw, doggone it, also!


That's so gosh-darn pro-America, I can hardly stand it.


I think we had it right back in September, folks:

What's the difference between a Hockey MomTM and Enron?

Yeah, it turns out that's lipstick too.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/08/AR2008090803088.html?hpid=topnews
.

Posted by: DrainYou | October 21, 2008 3:24 PM

In Palin's quote:

"Senator Obama's reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence,..." the word 'EQUIVALENCE' not not fit in. The intended word should have been 'EQUIVOCATION'.

Just as she pronounces NUCULAR rather than NUCLEAR, this is but one more example of her poor vocabulary, among her other deficits.


Posted by: LorrainefromCanada | October 21, 2008 3:23 PM

And if the Republicans win Senator Grumpy could be so shocked that he croaks on the spot, and we are left with Governor No Brains as POTUS. Russia would be the first to test her in office....and she knows how to deal with Putin given that "whenever he flies into American airspace, and he rears his ugly head into America, you know over ALASKA." Thank god she is there just in case.
She definitely would not make the same mistakes by adopting the Bush Doctrine...you know all the aspects she disagrees with...I aren't we all glad to have her a heart beat away from the Presidency.
And what would happen if Senator Grumpy lives past the excitement of being elected president. He has definitely shown the temparment to be president and be steady in time of crisis. He would suspend his activities at the White HOuse to deal with the crisis (that is ofcourse after his afternoon nap and long dinner). Then, he will say nasty things about the opposing country, send planes to bomb them, then change his mind and order the planes to return. You know as steady and reassuring as he has been the last couple of weeks.
They are so right, we are so fortunate to have them in the race.

Posted by: Danny_20852 | October 21, 2008 3:19 PM

wes1155

ANOTHER NICE ONE!

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 21, 2008 3:18 PM

Check out this video of Islamic McCain Supporters confronting a Racist McCain Bumper sticker salesman, Hilarious:


http://liesliesmorelies.blogspot.com/2008/10/racist-mccain-rally-goers-7-mccain.html

Posted by: Snakeheader | October 21, 2008 3:16 PM

"Blah, blah, blah...come to take our liberty, property, shut down free speech, and open America up for attack,...blah, blah, blah."

Hmm, I believe you might be living in a time warp. The Bush/Cheney administration already has done this.

Posted by: wes1155 | October 21, 2008 3:15 PM

Was it "the end of the world" when John Adams presided over the Senate? In case you are not sure, the answer is "no."

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 21, 2008 3:14 PM

More comforting thoughts from MarkInAustin: "Until "the end of the world" at least VP Palin would be PRESIDING over the Senate!!"

One and the same.

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 21, 2008 3:08 PM

back to the welfare state.
obama/biden/pelosi/reid/dodd/frank

anti-american is the only way
to describe it'

NOBAMA08

Posted by: USA3 | October 21, 2008 3:06 PM

Palin is the future of the opposition, and therefore of America and ultimately humanity. That one bad interview is getting wiped out by electrifying rally after rally. In speech after speech, she is sounding the warning call, like Churchill did about another gathering storm that threatened liberty.

She is the only one not willing to kneel before the god of unchecked unrestrained government. She is the only defense the people have. That's why THE PEOPLE turn up by the thousands at rally after rally, they set record ratings with every TV appearance.

Yes, the Churchill's of the world often pay for their frankness with the "centrist" voters who prefer to avoid confrontation, but when the crises comes, when the Obamabots come to take our liberty, property, shut down free speech, and open America up for attack, the people will remember Palin. They'll remember who was out there, practically alone, sounding the call. Take heed, America, we will survive somehow and she will be there to help us rebuild and restore freedom.

Posted by: vimrich | October 21, 2008 3:05 PM

USA3 spewed: "you da itch b'"

Thanks USA3...HEY! I could see your stupidity from my house--boy it's big.


So if USA is 3rd in your book, then who's 1st and 2nd?

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 21, 2008 3:03 PM

With all the hoopla about Sarah Palin,the biggest surprise is the reality that Joe Biden is truly a lightweight.The guy may have been around a long time but he is really incapable of stringing a few coherent thoughts together without screwing up.The Obama crew must be in disbelief that they are running against McCain/Palin and have to send around a clean up team to do damage control wherever
Biden appears.

Posted by: bowspray | October 21, 2008 3:00 PM

With all the hoopla about Sarah Palin,the biggest surprise is the reality that Joe Biden is truly a lightweight.The guy may have been around a long time but he is really incapable of stringing a few coherent thoughts together without screwing up.The Obama crew must be in disbelief that they are running against McCain/Palin and have to send around a clean up team to do damage control wherever
Biden appears.

Posted by: bowspray | October 21, 2008 3:00 PM

Remember there was crises under the last guy(9-11). Biden was not trying to say Barak is going to draw an 'event' but anytime you have a new president the 'other' side trys to see what he's made of. I trust Barack to handle the situation in an aggressive yet contained manner. He will show the world he is the CINC of the Greatest country in the world.

So you repub's think the OLE man will not be tested? you betcha he will and chances are he will fail it. Has anyone thought about mccains comment, 'when he is president he will catch OBL, and I know how to get him'.. To me mccain should be arrested for aiding and abieting a felon- I say that based on mccains words, seem to say he knows where bin laden lives and he will go 'get him'. I did not mean to change the subject but that just came to my mind.

Vote 08!!

Posted by: AMT64 | October 21, 2008 2:58 PM

She didn't mention locusts.....

Posted by: lbeth | October 21, 2008 2:53 PM

One issue either one may well face is the aftermath of the preemptive strike on Iran Bush will authorize after the election.

Ridiculous? Maybe. And if he doesn't I will publicly admit to my misguided remarks. But consider the timing, the sale and forthcoming installation of the advanced air defense missile system Russia has sold to Iran. The fact there are still over 130,000 US troops in Iraq and the fact Bush is just itching to do it.

I don't know, maybe he won't, but it wouldn't surprise me if he does either.

Posted by: wes1155 | October 21, 2008 2:52 PM

God, this Palin woman is Tired and Terrible. She is like a parakeet who simply repeats things without thought or substance.

Go away already!

Posted by: Iman22 | October 21, 2008 2:52 PM

Using Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed and Delivered" (because the Obama campaign used it first) is a "glitch"? Careful, Washington Post, your bias is showing.

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 21, 2008 2:51 PM

The McCain of 2000 and even 2004 I would have voted for in a millisecond. McCain circa 2008? I can't.

If McCain's campaign has left me dismayed and frustrated, the media's behavior has me angry. First, it was the collective free-for-all and subsequent piling on of Sarah Palin. I'll concede this much- McCain should have selected Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty or former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee for his VP. At two years into her first statewide office, Palin simply doesn't have enough political experience and acumen to deal with an unfriendly and predatory media looking for any single sliver of anything that can be blown up into a headline grabbing controversy. She obviously needs more seasoning and fleshing out of the issues and how to project them- no doubt about it. After the election, I believe she needs to go back to Alaska, gain more experience, give speeches (I can't imagine that she wouldn't be a surefire asset in fundraising), refine her political persona, tone down the folksy talk a bit, get elected for a second term, and then she'd be set up nicely for 2016.

And then there's Joe the Plumber. Here's where I believe the predatory media has long since crossed the line. Remember, all this guy did was express his opinion to Senator Obama on taxes. Yes, I don't think John McCain has done him many favors but that still doesn't justify the outrageous conduct of the media in the way that this guy has been vilified and slandered by some on the left. The guy's life has been turned totally upside down and then some simply because he expressed an opinion. This is chilling and should concern anyone who believes in the independent free flow of differing views and opinions. Because we all know that if someone express an opinion that's counter to yours, not only do you attack the person in question to discredit him but you also try to destroy him.

If you think about it, it's rather chilling, don't you think? George Orwell has nothing on our brave new world in 2008. Independent thinkers beware- the political correctness gestapo may soon be coming to your town.

Posted by: politicalchampionshipwrestling | October 21, 2008 2:50 PM

David Axelrod is So close to
the oval office, Im sure barack
can taste it'

Posted by: USA3 | October 21, 2008 2:47 PM

kennedy's lack of experience lead to the
berlin wall and the cuban missile crisis'

Joe Biden is subconsciously warning us,
take another look.
take another look.
this is a dangerous world,
a mushroom cloud from millions
dead in an instant.
Is Barack ready?

NoBama08

Posted by: USA3 | October 21, 2008 2:45 PM

The more she talks, the more her numbers fall.

This isn't opinion.

It is almost fact.

Posted by: Jaxxon | October 21, 2008 2:44 PM

and of those 5 top international crises that will hit the ext President & VP dear Sarah,

How many of them would you be able to handle?

a big fat.... zero..none...nada..nil...nilch... 0

Posted by: nerakami | October 21, 2008 2:42 PM


I think he is just getting out
of the limelight for a few days,
coasting to the finish line,
better safe then sorry....
I wonder where they will hide
scranton joe'
David Axelrod is So close to
the oval office, Im sure barack
can taste it'

Posted by: USA3 | October 21, 2008 2:39 PM

and of those 5 top international crises that will hit the ext President & VP dear Sarah,

How many of them would you be able to handle?

a big fat.... zero..none...nada..nil...nilch... 0

Posted by: nerakami | October 21, 2008 2:37 PM

thenotoriousflavio
it's so nice to see someone
in america willing
to call the kettle black...
you da itch b'

Posted by: USA3 | October 21, 2008 2:35 PM

Barack's visit to his grandmother will be putting Family first as McCain and Palin pounce on Biden's ill-timed remarks that if Barack is elected he will be tested militarily but would find that Barack had a spine of steel. I think Biden is wrong that Barack will be tested, because we live in a different world today than the cold-war mentality Biden grew up in. Leaders around the World are Facing a more serious problem in their failing econimies and are too concerned about getting out of this economic downturn to think about fighting, that is unless one incites them! And too, most Leaders around the world welcome a Barack Obama presidency, as they know him to be a fair and just man with an even Temperment, ready to talk through problems than to bomb, bomb Iran, as suggested by John McCain. Could it not be that if John McCain were elected, he would incite a test due to those very immature remarks of bomb, bomb Iran?

Yes, there will be crises but they will be world crises and countries around the world will have to work together to address these most pressing problems, such as economics, climate change and engery. They will not be thinking about fighting but on how to turn their respective economies around and they know that it will take a combined commitment of countries to get this situation under control. World leaders realize that only by working together with unity and inclusiveness can the world problems be solved. We live in a global society today. We are no longer isolated countries and what effects one, effects us all.


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The Russian mission to the UN in New York says it has turned down a request from John McCain to help fund his presidential campaign. Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin and others received standard mail-outs asking them to help "stop the Democrats from seizing control of Washington". (More Republican Hypocrisy!)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/us_elections_2008/7681168.stm

Posted by: dsoulplane | October 21, 2008 2:33 PM

Ah, Sarah Palin. Master of the pre-written zinger, as long as there's no follow up question.

Posted by: ManUnitdFan | October 21, 2008 2:33 PM

oh how sweet it is,
Mean Joe Biden'
this guy calling
McCain mean is a joke,
the other day he was
taking his jacket off
and challenging McCain
to a fight?????????
I think joe has lost his
marbles'
ha ha ha ha
scrappy scranton joe'
I think he swallowed his testicles'
ha ha ha ha

Posted by: USA3 | October 21, 2008 2:32 PM

Until "the end of the world" at least VP Palin would be PRESIDING over the Senate!!

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 21, 2008 2:32 PM

IF PALIN IS SO QUALIFIED...

Then why didn't she run for president?

Imagine her announcement for a Presidential bid...

"I've been Governer for TWO WHOLE MONTHS! I think I'm ready to be president now. Wink, wink."

18 MILLION people voted for Obama in the Democratic primary to lead this country not because of his experience, but because of his vision for America.

Palin got ONE vote and the only vision I know of from her is her view of Russia.

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 21, 2008 2:28 PM

I agree with biden
and I think we are just
asking for trouble
TROUBLE...
McCain08'

Posted by: USA3 | October 21, 2008 2:27 PM

Only ONE crisis to come under Palin

End of the world.

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 21, 2008 2:26 PM

Senator McCain will never recover the credibility he lost with this person's selection for VP.

Posted by: zukermand | October 21, 2008 2:26 PM

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