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Palin Nixes Nuclear Energy for Iran

By Glenn Kessler
During last Thursday's vice presidential debate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin appeared to break with the Bush administration's current policy on Iran: "Now a leader like [Iranian leader Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad who is not sane or stable when he says things like that is not one whom we can allow to acquire nuclear energy, nuclear weapons."

From Palin's statement, it wasn't clear if she meant Iran cannot have nuclear energy and nuclear weapons, or if she was simply correcting herself, replacing "nuclear weapons" after first mistakenly saying "nuclear energy."

But Randy Scheunemann, foreign policy director for the McCain-Palin campaign, said in an e-mail that Palin "stated Sen. McCain's and her position accurately" when she said Iran should also not have access to nuclear energy.

"There is no circumstance under which the international community could be confident that uranium enrichment or plutonium production activities undertaken by the current government of Iran are purely for peaceful purposes," Scheunemann said. "Given the Iranian regime's history of deception with regard to its nuclear program, its continuing lack of cooperation with the IAEA, its still unacknowledged work on weaponization, its defiance of international norms with regard to support for terrorism and threats toward Israel, and the lack of any serious economic justification for the program in the first place, Iran has forfeited any plausible claim to be pursuing a 'peaceful' nuclear energy program."

Scheunemann's comments seem to place McCain and Palin to the right of current Bush policy, suggesting that an incoming Republican administration would revert to the position taken during Bush's first term, when the president and his aides were scornful of Iran's quest for nuclear energy.

In 2005, during Bush's second term, the administration made an important shift in its position, largely at the request of European allies. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced that Iran had a right to nuclear energy -- just not control over the fuel cycle that might allow for the diversion of nuclear material to a weapons program.

"Iran can have civil nuclear energy, if that's what they want," Rice explained in an interview last week. "We have talked with the Europeans about even some of the most advanced civil nuclear technology to Iran if it will forgo enrichment and reprocessing. So this is not an issue of denying Iran certain technologies. There's plenty in this for Iran."

Scheunemann, in his e-mail, did hint at some flexibility on the question of nuclear power for Iran. "The simple fact is that Iran does not need to be able to produce nuclear fuel in Iran; there is no reason it cannot rely on an International Uranium Enrichment Center (IUEC) along the lines that Russia has proposed, or other foreign sources of supply," he wrote.

However, he and McCain spokesman Brian Rogers have not responded to repeated inquiries since Friday to explain whether the door was partially open to nuclear energy for Iran -- or if Palin's categorical statement stood as the campaign's final word on the subject.

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Scheunemann is a neocon idiot if he thinks it is worth a major war to stop Iran from its right to have nuclear power. What a stooge of the Israeli militarists! And Palin is but a puppet in his vicious hands.
Relentless liar, supporter of idiotic adventures by his client the president of Georgian, Russophobe. . . A real piece of crud.

Posted by: Garvagh | October 7, 2008 7:31 PM | Report abuse

Don't get me started about the whole, stupid, Wipe Israel off the map thing... I do believe the guy is nuts, but they're completely taking a misquote/mistranslation and making a case out of it (for WAR maybe? probably?). I can almost hear Dubya, "Those nukular weapons gotta be somewhere around here. Over here? Nope, nothin over here. How about under here? Nope. Heh Heh"

http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/january2007/260107offthemap.htm

Posted by: thunkaboudit | October 7, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Please, let's not stoop to the level of republicans and degrade McCain/Palin too much. Just don't vote for them, they are nice people under the influence of the greedy neo-conservative party platform. Diebold will probably steal the election for them and as in the last 7.5 years every week we can think of the most stupid thing they can do and they will think of something more ignorant. Of course they will bomb or invade Iran. Halliburton will get more goofy contracts and unemployment will increase, etc. The people of the US can not be stupid enough to vote republican in November, but they will probably win anyway.

Posted by: LaRayaAsul | October 7, 2008 2:44 PM | Report abuse

It's incredible. The Republicans have probably had to add so many spin doctors to their staff since Sarah Palin joined the ticket that they now have their own "Spin Dr. Hospital". I would think heavy on the mental and compulsive lying department wards. When she starts to speak you have to roll up your pant legs because it's already too late to save your shoes. "It" gets deep real quick.

Posted by: jgh2 | October 7, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Compelling Iran to "rely on foreign sources" for fuel for its own national program is tantamount to compelling it to submit, to surrender rights that other sovereign nations (including the US) take for granted for arbitrary reasons. This is unreasonable...we, the United States, have neither moral nor legal authority, nor any legitimate excuse, for imposing any such condition on Iran.

Iran has no modern history of military aggression against its neighbors, although it has been subverted and dominated, and militarily attacked, by different foreign powers (again including the US).

Claims that Iran's President has "threatened Israel" are both inflated distortions (Ahmadinejad has made many criticisms and predictions about Israel, but no express threats, except to retaliate if attacked...a recognized right of any nation or people), and irrelevant (Ahmadinejad has little decision-making power over such matters anyway).

We tacitly approve Israel's purported maintenance of an arsenal of nuclear weapons (Israel HAS expressly threatened Iran with attack...and Israel has a history of having attacked every nation on its borders, and some beyond that, at one time or another), but we fuss and sputter about Iran developing the fuel cycle because, down the road, they MIGHT also be able to develop a nuclear weapon. This is blatant hypocrisy. No wonder so many Arabs and Muslims don't trust our motives in the Middle East and Central Asia.

Posted by: Iconoblaster | October 7, 2008 12:19 PM | Report abuse

This must be one of the "many times" McCain has consulted the ignorant Palin on foreign policy.

Note NPT to which both US and Iran are signatories, give Iran the right to nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. Either Palin is unaware of the treaty, or they're planning to abrogate it and start a war against Iran.

Either possibility is enough disqualify Palin from commander-in-chief, in my world. The real world, not some fantasy place that exists inside the vast, limitless void that is Caribou Barbie's head.

We've had a dumba$$ in the White House the last 8 years. How's that working for you? If you like it, vote McCain. If you don't vote Obama.

Posted by: dpc2003 | October 7, 2008 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Why are some Media commentators saying that Ms. Palin is suited to be VP? Has American Standards dropped so low that some in the Conservative Media find her acceptable? Or do they find her appealing because of her obvious ability to attack without reason and facts? Or is Ms. Palin doing a dirty job that some in the Republican Right are afraid to do.Do the Conservatives see her as exploitable and expendible? With all due respect, Ms. Palin is an embarassment to politics in America. She is clearly uninformed on key issues both Domestic and International, her views on Social and Religous Rights is disturbing, not to mention that her venture into politics in Alaska is the source of many serious allegations and a current investigation for abuse of power. Americans need to lift Leadership Standards not praise the lowest denominator.If John McCain wanted a woman VP candidate, he surely had better choices from among millions of capable Republican women. Ms.Palin's selection goes to the root of John McCains's ability to make informed judgements.

Posted by: cpaul44 | October 7, 2008 10:30 AM | Report abuse

Face it. Politics in this country are largely a FARCE. John McCain is nothing, Palin is NOTHING. She was selected to be his running mate by the people that essentially control the Republican party for very questionable reasons. Everyone knows she has NO place on the national stage but everyone in the MSM refuses to call their bluff except Olbermann. Barack is considered SO liberal, but it is ONLY because his position is becoming polarized by the moment of the Republican party to the ultra-right. He's actually more middle of the road when it comes to social equality, justice and foreign policy at this point.

The ultra-conservatives would love it if a creationist that believes dinosaurs existed 6000 years ago was elected VP and very possibly President. If that were to happen this country would begin to resemble that which is supposedly so EVIL in the world... the Islamic theocracies like Iran. They share essentially the same beliefs (social issues, supremacy, end of the world) and refuse to bend on them. Bunk? Just watch the video of Palin being saved and protected from 'witches' and 'witchcraft'. If the likes of her start to make it into the White House you would truly begin to see the formation of WW3... or the Crusades 2. A world-wide religious conflict far beyond what is going on now. Internment camps for Islamic-Americans. Martial Law. Hate crimes. Nuclear attacks. Terrorist attacks in the US (they're already in here). Don't scoff, it would only take a few choice words and a couple bombs being dropped. All in the name of vanquishing the Evil-Doers, as each side so loves to point out.

Do you know that Bush has developed new generations of low-yield "usable" nukular weapons? Do you know that in 2006 the government tried to test 700 tons of conventional explosive on an underground bunker complex in Nevada? Google 'Divine Strake'. So tell me... how will we deliver a 700 ton bomb? Our biggest CARGO (not attack) plane can carry a max of 135 tons. That's funny... Oh, silly us, they're just skirting around the non-proliferation treaty. They're just testing the effectiveness of a low-yield nukular bomb on bunker complexes similar to that of Iran. Divine Strake was stopped by public outcry, but the government is still pushing the test. Other tests like Dice Throw (only a paltry 600 tons) have already been carried out. They're just getting geared up.

WAKE UP AMERICA.

Posted by: thunkaboudit | October 7, 2008 9:58 AM | Report abuse

It turns out, Barack Obama knows a lot more about Bill Ayers! Obama is a LIAR!He wrote a strong endorsement for Bill Ayers book on parenting in 1997. Michelle Obama arranged meetings with Ayers and her husband! If Obama has the same views as Bill Ayers, GOD HELP US IF HE GETS IN TO OFFICE!

OBAMA IS DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CREDIT CRISIS! You guys better take notice of what is going on. Obama has been funded throughout his entire career by radicals. Bill Ayers raised millions of dollars from wealthy radicals wanting to reprogram our youth into overthrowing the government. Obama's college was bought and paid for by MUSLIMS WHO HATE THE JEWS AND AMERICA!! Obama was in charge of giving that money out tio groups lie the AMERICAN ARAB ACTION COMMITTEE!! They tought radical, left wing politics to these kids. THIS IS OUT OF A MOVIE!! Bill Ayers is quoting as saying "KILL ALL THE RICH PEOPLE, KILL YOUR PARENTS, THAT"S WHERE IT"S AT!" Instead of going the violent route they have gone the economic route. Obama was a leader at ACORN. Acorn bullied local banks and Fannie Mae into giving loans to loan income and bad credit borrowers. Those are the loans that have been the impetus for this crisis. Those borrowers couldn't pay back the loans!!! Obama was pushing this on a grass roots level as a community organizer!! You better take heed!! "Jill all the rich people" and "Tax all the rich people" are socialist views. This is engrained in Obama!! He is a socialist!! This is all verifiable!! Find out about the Annenberg Challenge!! Do not vote for SOCIALISM!!

Jerome Corsi due to give a press conference in Kenya regarding Obama was just arrested before his press conference. He is being silenced! THIS IS NO JOKE!!

Posted by: rebulldog | October 7, 2008 9:29 AM | Report abuse

Hello the bloggers here on this list also are hilarious and insightful also and however to them we cannot allow them also to acquire influence also just in case that would empower them also to vote for somebody else and prevent the White House from taking over as Comedy Central and Pit Bull Heaven. Also.

Posted by: GaiasChild | October 7, 2008 3:36 AM | Report abuse

Hello the bloggers here on this list also are hilarious and insightful also and however to them we cannot allow them also to acquire influence also just in case that would empower them also to vote for somebody else and prevent the White House from taking over as Comedy Central and Pit Bull Heaven. Also.

Posted by: GaiasChild | October 7, 2008 3:36 AM | Report abuse

ACCEPTING CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS FROM ASSOCIATES OF KNOWN TERRORISTS?

The Ayers-Weber-McCain connection. Truth? Guilt by Association? We report. YOU Decide!

Arnold R. "Arnie" Weber is a Chicago Annenberg Board Member and Chicago "insider". He was a part of the Nixon White House. Arnie Weber has held other Washington "insider" jobs too. He is a LONGTIME REPUBLICAN DONOR. But get this: Arnie Weber was a BOARD MEMBER of the infamous **CHICAGO ANNNENBERG CHALLENGE** organization, which was founded by known "TERRORIST" Bill Ayers!

Sarah Palin was using "guilt by association". This, however, is a two way street but Gov. Palin may not understand this.

NEW INFORMATION SHOWS THAT JOHN MCCAIN HAS ACCEPTED "TAINTED" CAMPAIGN MONEY FROM ARNIE WEBER, AN ASSOCIATE OF BILL AYERS.

Arnie Weber has given the maximum legal amount of $1,500 to the McCain campaign in 2008. He probably would have given more if allowed by law. In 2008, Arnie Weber made two separate donations of $1,000 and $500 to McCain’s presidential campaign run by EX-LOBBYIST AND WASHINGTON INSIDER RICK DAVIS.

I demand that Senator McCain denounce this man, Arnie Weber, and his associations to "terrorists" (as defined by his vice-presidential running mate, Sarah Palin). I call on Senator McCain to reject these tainted donations. John McCain should then investigate how such a thing could possibly happen inside HIS OWN CAMPAIGN before seeking to cast stones at Senator Obama. McCain's campaign CEO, RICK DAVIS, needs to explain to the AMERICAN VOTERS his reasons for accepting this dirty money. Are they really that desperate to win this election? Doesn't John McCain still believe in the honor that he felt when defending this country against the enemy in Vietnam where he served as a prisoner of war for years? Doesn't Senator McCain, a Christian, understand that he must remove the log from his own eye before trying to remove the splinter from the eye of his opponent? (Matthew 7:5)

THE "LIBERAL MEDIA" SHOULD ASK JOHN MCCAIN WHY HE ACCEPTED THIS TAINTED CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THIS "TERRORIST" ASSOCIATE. Incredible as it may sound, Arnie Weber doesn't even DENY that he ASSOCIATED FOR YEARS with a "KNOWN TERRORIST".

However... This is probably just because he hasn't been asked about it...

Now for the reality check, folks: It turns out that these types of "facts" are simply BASELESS SMEAR ATTACKS WITH NO MERIT! Yes. It is true. Attacks like this are meant to distract the uninformed voters near the end of an election. We don't hear about them very often because most candidates have too much integrity to run them. They know that winning an election based on lies is unacceptable. Besides, people want to talk about REAL issues affecting REAL lives, not play a game of "6 degrees of Kevin Bacon".

Random associations are EASY to find. For instance, it turns out that you can trace Obama's FAMILY TREE to both George W. Bush (10th cousins once removed) and Dick Cheney (eighth cousins). Yep! They are legally RELATIVES. This is yet another useless "fact" for Trivial Pursuit lovers, but it is not worthy of any media time in this national election for the greatest country on God's green earth.

If you want some more guilt by association, here is something to find out for yourself. Who said this? Who supports this guy and his political party? "The fires of hell are frozen glaciers compared to my hatred for the American government. And I won't be buried under their damn flag."

Guilt by association is an attack on voters and on the electoral process. Voters need to learn about the issues. Governor Palin should apologize for raising this STUPID guilt by association tactic against Senator Obama. And if she REALLY believes what she is saying, she REALLY should demand that they return "Arnie" Weber's campaign donations. Seriously. To do anything short of that would be blatant hypocrisy.

"Sooner or later, people are going to figure out if all you run is negative attack ads you don't have much of a vision for the future or you're not ready to articulate it." [John McCain - The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer - 2/21/2000]

America would do well in 2008 to listen to the words of this man from eight years ago.

Posted by: wunderwood | October 7, 2008 2:32 AM | Report abuse

I am so sick and tired of the Washington Post and other liberal, MSM, "gotcha journalism" media misquoting Governor Palin. She did not say "Ahmadinejad...is not one whom we can allow to acquire nuclear energy, nuclear weapons."

What she said was "Ahmadinejad...not one whom we can allow to acquire newcuelar energy, newcuelar weapons."

They're the same newcuelar weapons Bush says Saddam Hussein had.

I don't think Eye-Ran should have newcuelar weapons either after what happened to Eye-Rack. That would be the be-all, end-all of just too many people in too many parts of our planet.

Get it right WaPo, ya sissy, pinko, left wing, Godless, gun-hating, Leninist/Marxist/Stalinist/Maoist, liberals.

Posted by: flyfishchef | October 7, 2008 1:49 AM | Report abuse

I am so sick and tired of the Washington Post and other liberal, MSM, "gotcha journalism" media misquoting Governor Palin. She did not say "Ahmadinejad...is not one whom we can allow to acquire nuclear energy, nuclear weapons."

What she said was "Ahmadinejad...not one whom we can allow to acquire newcuelar energy, newcuelar weapons."

They're the same newcuelar weapons Bush says Saddam Hussein had.

I don't think Eye-Ran should have newcuelar weapons either after what happened to Eye-Rack. That would be the be-all, end-all of just too many people in too many parts of our planet.

Get it right WaPo, ya sissy, pinko, left wing, Godless, gun-hating, Leninist/Marxist/Stalinist/Maoist, liberals.

Posted by: flyfishchef | October 7, 2008 1:48 AM | Report abuse

Apparently Palin is unaware that Iran's right to the development of nuclear technology for peaceful purposes, including the enrichment of fuel for use in nuclear reactors is guaranteed by the terms of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT). Both Iran and the USA are signatories. Iran is currently out of compliance with some of the terms of the Treaty. Provided it comes into compliance it has every right to pursue both its enrichment program and the development of nuclear power plants, under the strict safeguards specified in the Treaty.

I would not expect Palin to know any of this (or much of anything else). McCain however professes to be an expert on international affairs. If he is unaware of the basic terms of the NPT, that is a pretty damning indictment of his level of understanding of such an important issue.

There are a lot more countries than Iran, including many of our closest allies, who will be very disturbed to learn that a Mccain/Palin administration would unilaterally abrogate the basic terms and very clear guarantees of the NPT.

Posted by: truthtopower40 | October 7, 2008 1:38 AM | Report abuse

Let's be a little fair. Obama and Biden do their share of mis-speaking sans teleprompter. In fact, at the AIPAC convention last spring Obama expressed a position to the right of the Bush administration AND Israel itself! Recall that he said that "...Jerusalem must remain undivided". Wow! Talk about a dumb comment!

Posted by: cadbury | October 7, 2008 1:20 AM | Report abuse

Palin?!, Scheunemann?!, McCain? what have we done in life that God is punishing us with these kind of "politicians" who even cannot pronounce the names of those countries that we have issues with.

Posted by: joonjoon | October 7, 2008 1:14 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin's foreign policy: A crowd of people chanting "USA! USA!"

Sarah Palin's energy policy: The same crowd chanting "Drill, baby, drill!"

Posted by: truthtopower40 | October 7, 2008 1:06 AM | Report abuse

Let me guess, Palin is an expert on Iran because she can see Iran from her back porch in Alaska?


Can we please hurry up and finish this election so Caribou Barbie can take her corrupt pathological serial lying butt back to Alaska for good!!!
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MJCvHMtwE4
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 6, 2008 11:44 PM | Report abuse

Worse thing ever put on this earth, an ignorant fool.

Posted by: tydicea | October 6, 2008 10:46 PM | Report abuse

mccain is a frustrated old soldier trying to relive his glory days. palin is simply a moron who couldn't pass a world history test for 3rd graders. republicans have reached the bottom of the barrel finally... and here i though they could not do any worse. the neocons must be delighted in that the war machine economy will have a new state 'enemy' to spread democracy by gunpoint. just vote obama and end this nightmare even if you are a republican.

Posted by: veroman | October 6, 2008 10:44 PM | Report abuse

before being picked by mccain palin never hurd of Iran.

Posted by: r4147824 | October 6, 2008 10:23 PM | Report abuse

The market is in the tank with Dow Jones industrials plunged as much as 800 points and set a new record for a one-day point drop and all the major indexes fell more than 7.5 percent. The benchmark index that gauges fear in the market jumped to the highest level in its 18-year history. Last month, 159,000 Americans jobs were lost. I could not sleep the whole weekend after opening my 401K statements with a quarter of retirement account vanish. And McCain wants to talk about gimmick “character” shenanigans. Where the FCUK does this idiot live at? McCain is beyond out-of-touch. More than any other time, we need a stable, smart and rational person at the helm of our economy. John McCain and his stupid running-mate, Sarah “Airhead” Palin can’t provide the required leadership.

No amount of “character” attack is going to persuade any reasonable person from the Economy. It’s all about the ECONOMY. And every time McCain says something stupid, the market is adversely reacting to it.

We are at a crossroad and the decision we make on November 4th will determine if America remains the World leader or to begin the slow but sure decline that the Great Britain has been on in the last century.

keatingeconomics.com

Posted by: JHigginss | October 6, 2008 10:22 PM | Report abuse

Hey, I don't care if Iran has nucular weapons, so long as they don't get nuclear weapons.

Posted by: steveboyington | October 6, 2008 10:07 PM | Report abuse

In short, the world, NONE of the world, gives two hoots what Sarah the Stupid thinks. Little miss anti-Semite can blow off.

Posted by: notbuyinganyofit | October 6, 2008 9:50 PM | Report abuse

I am normally very calm when i post, but this time is too much -- what are they f***ing thinking? The only way to take nuclear energy away from Iran is by military force. I can't believe that even these idiots would entertain, for even a moment, that possibility: it would be worse than Iraq by a huge margin, allies would never support us, and the damage to oil markets would put a stake into the economy's heart! Un-f***jng believable!

Posted by: Alaskan4 | October 6, 2008 9:36 PM | Report abuse

"Look, all you have to do is go down Union Street with me in Wilmington or go to Katie's Restaurant or walk into Home Depot with me where I spend a lot of time and you ask anybody in there whether or not the economic and foreign policy of this administration has made them better off in the last eight years."

"According to a Delaware site, Katie's Restaurant is no longer in business; locals remember it on Union Street 25 to 30 years ago."

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

Hey Sarah, "Say it Ain't So Joe" obviously needs a rest and new points and plugs- let's give him one!

Posted by: thecannula | October 6, 2008 9:36 PM | Report abuse

McCain accidentally badmouthed Zapatero, thinking he was a hostile South American leader, so now his policy is official chilliness towards Spain, just because he won't back off his gaffe.

Palin made this nuclear energy gaffe in the debate, so now it's policy, because they won't admit it was just Sarah getting the basics wrong again.

SO I guess every mistake by these two mistake-prone people will now become policy. John McCain, who thought al-Qaeda was a Shiite organization, and Miss Alaska Sarah Palin, who would flunk eighth grade.

Posted by: kevrobb | October 6, 2008 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Look it is a waste of time to try to decipher what Palin said - nuclear energy or nuclear weapon included. Most of her mumble jumbles are incoherent except when she reads a teleprompter. Her sentence structure has no syntax so no one can understand what they mean. How does one figure her meaning from that.

It is also useless trying to get "clarification" from McCain's campaign given that McCain himself has reversed his posiiton in the same day.

In short, Palin does not even know what foreign policy means - she thinks it has to do with "Putin rearing his head" having nowhere to go but the US. As for McCain, let me remind us what Gen. Clark said. Just because you flew a fighter jet and got shot down is not a qualification for Commander-in-Chief. Whatever foreign policy "expertise" McCain may have had, he has forgotten them by now.

Instead we should simply ask McCain to release, for real, his medical record something I am sure he still remembers he does not want to do.

Posted by: steviana | October 6, 2008 9:13 PM | Report abuse


"sarah palin says..."

what?

who the f* is sarah palin????

oh yea.. that moose lady with the big red pig lips from alaska.. the one that wears a friggin bone in her hair.

yea glenn kessler.. you bet i care what she says...

LOL

Posted by: FozzieBear | October 6, 2008 8:35 PM | Report abuse

This is hilarious ... or it would be if not so scary. And speaking of scary, as Gov. Palin decides to zero in on pastors, perhaps someone should remind her that having a Kenyan witch doctor pray over you to have every form of witchcraft rebuked isn't exactly "mainstream" either. Watch this for a scary laugh:
Oh, please Gov. Palin. Please keep talking about weird pastors. Many Americans would be interested in the fact that you've had a witch doctor pray over you to have every form of witchcraft rebuked ... I didn't know that was a big problem in Alaska, but gee whiz (wink) I betcha you're glad ya took care of that there thing, eh? Check this out if you want a scary laugh --
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN7hJDS26rI

Posted by: Omyobama | October 6, 2008 8:35 PM | Report abuse

Oh, please Gov. Palin. Please keep talking about weird pastors. Many Americans would be interested in the fact that you've had a witch doctor pray over you to have every form of witchcraft rebuked ... I didn't know that was a big problem in Alaska, but gee whiz (wink) I betcha you're glad ya took care of that there thing, eh? Check this out if you want a scary laugh --
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN7hJDS26rI

Posted by: Omyobama | October 6, 2008 8:35 PM | Report abuse

JRM2 wrote: "Seems like she is increasingly speaking for McCain while being on another page of another book."

You're right, but did you notice that during the Katie Couric interview -- when McCain and Palin were together -- that McCain just sat there nodding like a bobblehead at everything that Palin said? Until he started whining about "gotcha" journalism, that is, then he couldn't wait to jump to Palin's defense. So if he's just too weak and feeble to stand up for his viewpoint -- which is what Palin should be endorsing, as opposed to her own -- then it serves McCain right that he's being painted into a corner.

Posted by: sdecker | October 6, 2008 8:35 PM | Report abuse

Okay, so instead of admitting that Palin -- once again -- screwed up the talking points, McCain decides to undo whatever slight progress we have made with Iran by deciding unilaterally to deny them access to nuclear energy. Way to go, McCain. Not that I expect that doofus or his sidekick to ever get elected, but I can just imagine McCain singing "Bomb, bomb, bomb ... Bomb Iran!" while Chief Justice Roberts is trying to administer the oath. What a bozo!

Posted by: sdecker | October 6, 2008 8:26 PM | Report abuse

America, look in the mirror. Many nations have nuclear weapons now, and more will get them, because Pakistan will keep selling the secrets.

You can bomb Iran off the face of the earth if they ever wipe out Israel, but the truth of the matter is, nuclear weapons make it impossible for you to bully around a country, and THAT is why everyone wants them.

And it's also why you leave Russia and Pakistan alone.

It's really just one of those FAKE security issues that the Republicans use to scare up votes. Don't be fooled.

love, Canada

Posted by: jeffcanuck | October 6, 2008 8:18 PM | Report abuse

It's one thing to stand up to an oppressive regime; it's another to act like a hyper-aggressive fool. McCain and Palin are bad separate and a disaster together. Good thing most Americans are realizing this.

Posted by: EricaJC | October 6, 2008 8:10 PM | Report abuse

It's one thing to stand up to an oppressive regime, it's another to act like a hyper-aggressive fool. McCain and Palin are bad separate and a disaster together. Good thing most Americans are realizing this.

Posted by: EricaJC | October 6, 2008 8:10 PM | Report abuse

Palin has my vote!

You have got to love her speeches.

http://www.bop-o-rama.com

Posted by: acarponzo | October 6, 2008 7:56 PM | Report abuse

The GOP has got the wrong man on top the ticket, according to a poll done by watchdebate.com people preffer Huckabee/Palin 08 nearly 5 to one over McCain/Palin08.com Huckabee should of been the nominee, then maybe the GOP would of had a chance.

Posted by: pastor123 | October 6, 2008 7:49 PM | Report abuse

pastor123,

Yes, yes yes, we all saw it. Please! enough already!

Posted by: wes1155 | October 6, 2008 7:49 PM | Report abuse

Did anyone else see Jon Voight Go Crazy attacking Obama on The Fox Channel last night, here is the video http://www.huckabeeshow.com

Posted by: pastor123 | October 6, 2008 7:47 PM | Report abuse

You can tell Palin is so aching to be away from McCain and his paralyzed campaign.

Posted by: AsperGirl | October 6, 2008 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Palin's with the Christian Taliban (Wahabi's of the West) , so'she's a bit testy with Shiites.

Posted by: rooster54 | October 6, 2008 7:26 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't want Eye-ran to have nuke-u-ler weapons any more than I would want Palin to be in a possible position to have them. She and Ahmadinejad actually have much in common.

Posted by: wes1155 | October 6, 2008 7:09 PM | Report abuse

Seems like she is increasingly speaking for McCain while being on another page of another book.

Does she show ANYBODY any respect?

Posted by: JRM2 | October 6, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Somebody tell that nut to get off the national stage. She may not wait to get elected (God forbid) to get us into another war.

Posted by: rooster54 | October 6, 2008 6:53 PM | Report abuse

These people are batsh*t insane.

Posted by: zukermand | October 6, 2008 6:31 PM | Report abuse

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