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Palin Touts 'Come from Behind' McCain Win in N.H., Though Polls Show He Led

By Juliet Eilperin and Jennifer Agiesta
LACONIA, N.H. -- As GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin tours New Hampshire for the first time in her life, she is making much of the fact that John McCain scored a come-from-behind victory here in January during the presidential primary.

"Granted, we're going to have to come from behind, but it can be done," she told a group of several hundred supporters who gathered here on the banks of Lake Winnipesaukee. "You know it was just in January that the critics had counted John McCain out. He was down in the polls."

Earlier, in Dover, N.H., she made her point even more emphatically, saying, "He was was down in the polls, but the people of New Hampshire went to the polls and turned the underdog into the victor."

There's just one flaw in Palin's analysis: McCain didn't come from behind to win in New Hampshire.

According to several polls leading up to New Hampshire's Jan. 8 primary, McCain consistently led his rivals in the Granite State as the primary neared.

A CNN/WMUR/University of New Hampshire poll between Dec. 26 and 30 found McCain and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney tied at 29 percent each, with three other Republicans far behind. By Jan. 4 and 5 the same group gave McCain 33 percent to Romney's 27 percent, and its poll from Jan. 5 and 6 found McCain had widened his lead to 5 points. A McClatchy-MSNBC poll between Jan. 2 and 4 gave McCain 32 percent of the vote and Romney 24 percent; a USA Today-Gallup poll between Jan. 4 and 6 found 31 percent of respondents favored McCain compared to 26 percent who backed Romney.

Then again, Michelle Obama just called her husband "the underdog" in the presidential race today, despite his widening lead over McCain in the polls. So maybe nobody likes to be called a winner -- before Election Day.

By Web Politics Editor  |  October 15, 2008; 3:52 PM ET
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The gender question has to be settled first. Since we have two major party candidates supporting pre-emptive war, now's the time to push for the gender question, hold the Democratic Party accountable, and -- why not? -- carve a party out of the middle which will hopefully select an experienced candidate for 2012, one that is un-hindered by testesterone.

Posted by: Karegi | October 18, 2008 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Ha Ha Ha! Whats funny is disscussions like these that put women (of all races) to look stupid and is gonna piss them off and every woman im America will vote for McCain/Palin just like every black man will vote for Obama just because he's black.. That will even things out Ha Ha Ha.. Now who's stupid??

Posted by: mandograss | October 17, 2008 11:21 AM | Report abuse

New Hampshire is just like Alaska?

I guess all you cold northern states look alike!

Is she pathetic or what.

Posted by: oldgeek143 | October 15, 2008 10:04 PM | Report abuse

Hey thenotoriousflavio,

How do you get the font to be in bold or italics?

Posted by: Grant_x | October 15, 2008 8:59 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, MarkinAustin. You are correct in your number. But if you consider the rants I see daily on many blogs, it's a wonder you can hear the lies from Hannity and Rush over the "clickety-clack" of your keyboard, don'tcha know? Wink!
Doesn't a load of BS sound better when you end it with a folksy word or two...???

Goodnight, Mark...until tomorrow....

Posted by: steveinohio | October 15, 2008 8:42 PM | Report abuse

OldHickory wrote:
"...SHE IS VERY SCARY"

----


The unearthing of this nether-world creature by McPopulistGain is akin to releasing some locked-up biblical plague upon the fragile body of orthodox democracy, and for years to come.

If Karl Rove taught America anything with Bush / Cheney, it is that there is room at the very top for absolute morons, and a willing army of imbeciles to put them there.

The Obama win in 2008 will be but a respite, as orthodox representative democracy takes its course and awards high office to ones equitable with the lower intelligence median, a kind of tyranny of the majority.

A dead-cat bounce is all that it will be.

Posted by: bushieisa | October 15, 2008 8:29 PM | Report abuse

OldHicory wrote:
"I'm afraid the authors are flat wrong on this one. McCain was down in virtually every New Hampshire poll that was taken throughout the primary season, including what looks to be about 50 polls in a row, by as much as 19 percent..."

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I have checked other polls and have reached the same conclusion as you have.

Consider this chart (McCain is in orange):
http://www.pollster.com/polls/nh/08-nh-rep-pres-primary.php

The article is correct for the dates they mention, but it appears that they have missed the larger picture.

Posted by: bushieisa | October 15, 2008 8:05 PM | Report abuse

MarkInAustin

Since you're interested in the truth.

Palin broke the law when she and her hubby engaged in a witch hunt for her ex-brother-in-law. That's an abuse of power.

If you think that's ok, just imagine Obama or Hillary did the same, then how would you feel.

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 15, 2008 7:39 PM | Report abuse

OldHickory

She broke ethics law engaging on a witch hunt for her ex-brother-in-law using the power of the governer's office.

And that's worse that issue we're talking about hear. If it was Obama,Biden or Hillary, you conservadrones would be all over it like fly on poop.

SHE IS VERY SCARY

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 15, 2008 7:36 PM | Report abuse

I post six times and that's considered "yelling"? I don't work for McCain. I'm just interested in the truth, that's all.

Good night.

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 15, 2008 7:28 PM | Report abuse

"Palin drew parallels between New Hampshire and Alaska, including a shared love of moose hunting, and said her state should adopt New Hampshire's motto: "Live Free or Die."

From another news article today....

Posted by: steveinohio | October 15, 2008 7:19 PM | Report abuse

Anybody else thinks it's kind of funny how Palin loves the NH motto? Wonder if she figures it will be good for Todd to use when he secedes? Hmmm
Hey--MarkinAustin--do you work for the McCain people or just have nothing better to do but yell at people here? Just wondering.

Posted by: steveinohio | October 15, 2008 7:18 PM | Report abuse

Richdoode, which probably translates into poor guy, you are the true picture of a republican and your boy McCrazy...mean spirited insulting and sarcastic. If all you can do is name call and attempt to demean others and their opinions perhaps we are all better served if you keep yours to yourself.

Posted by: Justadem | October 15, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse

hdtex, did you see the links to all the polls that Sarah Palin was referring to?

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 15, 2008 7:07 PM | Report abuse

Even though Sarah Pain likes to kill things, she's not the sharpest knife in the drawer...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1hN6DFQyDs

Posted by: Shelbysez | October 15, 2008 7:06 PM | Report abuse

It's just more of the same rhetoric from a party without ideas: Instill fear of those different from ourselves, blame the media for not buying into your tag lines, and pretend everything is honky-dory in America.

The Republicans are on the verge of losing not merely an election, but rather, an entire generation of Americans. We are here, because we followed GW Bush. We are here because he lied to us. And we are here, because McCain promises in many of his speeches, that he will continue those same policies.

He doesn't believe those ideas are bad. And that's why he's losing.

--- an Independent for Obama

Posted by: wolfi101 | October 15, 2008 7:06 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Shelbysez | October 15, 2008 7:02 PM | Report abuse

B@tch pleeeze...
Up is down, left is right, and evil is good. Please send this stupid smiling lieing wench back to Alaska...the joke is no longer funny.

Posted by: hdtex1 | October 15, 2008 6:57 PM | Report abuse

I just posted this in another thread but need to ask the same thing again since I think it boils down to the root of the issues.

I hope in the debate McCain pushes Obama to explain things he says such as the following snippet of the discussion with a plumber in Ohio. Obama has tuned his tax cuts to $250K+ but in the primaries he was proposing tax cuts only below $70K.

For the Obama supporters who claim "Obama is for the middle class" and "is not socialist could you please explain the following 2 scenarios:

Snippet 1:

JOE WURZELBACHER, PLUMBER: Your new tax plan is going tax me more, isn't it?

OBAMA: It's not that I want to punish your success; I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you that they've got a chance to success, too. I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody.


Snippet 2:

GIBSON: And in each instance, when the rate dropped, revenues from the tax increased; the government took in more money. And in the 1980s, when the tax was increased to 28 percent, the revenues went down.

So why raise it at all, especially given the fact that 100 million people in this country own stock and would be affected?

OBAMA: Well, Charlie, what I’ve said is that I would look at raising the capital gains tax for purposes of fairness.

Posted by: Cryos | October 15, 2008 6:46 PM | Report abuse

OldHickory, you really believe it was an "honest" mistake? Surely, we can at least impute knowledge of their own Washington Post (Dec. 3) poll to SOMEONE over there!

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 15, 2008 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Notoriousflavio -- it's "poll", not "pole", and switching from grammar to volume, it wasn't one poll -- it was dozens.

Palin simply said that we shouldn't regard today's polling data as the final numbers that can be expected on Nov. 4 -- especially given their history of changing dramatically over a very short period of time.

It's more than a little ironic that the authors of this post chose to present a week's worth of polling data as a static representation of the entire primary - that's hugely misleading. Worse is the fact that they then used their own incorrect data to claim that Palin herself was incorrect.

I've read Ms. Eilperin's work for years - she's good at what she does, and this is an honest mistake. But here, she did make two critical and compounding errors. A correction is due and deserved.


Posted by: OldHickory | October 15, 2008 6:36 PM | Report abuse

McCain danced with the devil, hugging and tongue kissing George W. Bushie. Now he is nothing but the Devil's b*tch.

Posted by: DaveMiner | October 15, 2008 6:34 PM | Report abuse

Richdoode spewed"study your spelling. You opinions are useless."

Clearly.

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 15, 2008 6:32 PM | Report abuse

MarkInAustin:

Oh, ok.

BTW, if you ain't rich, white and evangelical...the WHOLE WORLD is arab.

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 15, 2008 6:29 PM | Report abuse

RichieDoodoo: Yes, I KNOW about the other spelling mistake. You conservadrone.

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 15, 2008 6:27 PM | Report abuse

RichieDoode

Thanks for the pointing out my spelling error.

I new you were good for something, conservadrone.

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 15, 2008 6:26 PM | Report abuse

thenotoriousflavio, that was fifty polls in a row, not just one Pole (and I think that Zogby is an Arab).

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 15, 2008 6:25 PM | Report abuse


McCain and the "VICTORY" shame

McCain and the Republicans bring dishonor to our troops by applying the "Victory/Defeat" label to Iraq.

Our troops have followed their orders and have served with honor and dignity in Iraq. To add this polarizing label is to add the burden of shame to the backs of troops that already have suffered enough. As a Vietnam vet, McCain should know what the vets of that era went through when they came home and were labeled losers.

General Patraeus himself said he'd "Never Declare Victory" in this interview on 9/11/08 of all days!

McCain is wrong and just doesn't get it.

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 15, 2008 6:22 PM | Report abuse

MarkInAustin spewed"...She didn't say all of the polls were against McCain. Those of you trashing her will certainly apologize now..."

Dude, you being sarcastic right? One pole and she's vindicated? Wow! You're the one that must have been running the government for the past eight years straw man.

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 15, 2008 6:20 PM | Report abuse

Thank you, OldHickory. The liberal press are more than ready to jump on anything they can with McCain and Palin, while making all the excuses in the world for Obama and Biden.

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 15, 2008 6:17 PM | Report abuse

I'm afraid the authors are flat wrong on this one. McCain was down in virtually every New Hampshire poll that was taken throughout the primary season, including what looks to be about 50 polls in a row, by as much as 19 percent.

If that doesn't make him an underdog, I'm not sure what does.

McCain led only in polls that were released right before the primary election was held -- not those beyond 20 days out, which is where we are in the general election.

To the authors ... next time, please don't rush to post. Take a few moments to get the facts right.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/president/nh/new_hampshire_republican_primary-193.html#polls

Posted by: OldHickory | October 15, 2008 6:13 PM | Report abuse

slhm926 wrote:
"Actually, on the eve of the NH primary, he was behind in the Rasmussen and Zogby polls."

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Really? You might want to call Rasmussen and correct them, then.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/election_20082/2008_presidential_election/new_hampshire/election_2008_new_hampshire_republican_primary

Posted by: bushieisa | October 15, 2008 6:08 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is, once again, telling the truth. She didn't say all of the polls were against McCain. Those of you trashing her will certainly apologize now:

Suffolk Univ. poll (Jan. 5-6) had Romney leading McCain 30% to 27%. Suffolk (Jan. 3) 29% to 25%. LA Times (Dec. 26) 34% to 21%. Univ. of NH (Dec. 20) 28% to 25%. Rasmussen (Dec. 19) 27% to only 13 for McCain. Gallup (Dec. 19) 34% to 27%. Univ. of NH (Dec. 17) 34% to 22%. Operation Dynamics (Dec. 13) 33% to 20%. Research 2000 (Dec 12) 31% to 17%. Rasmussen (Dec. 11) 31% to 19%. Univ. of NH (Dec. 10) 32% to 19%. Suffolk U (Dec. 10) 31% to 19%. Mason-Dixon (Dec. 6) 25% to 16%. Zogby (Dec. 3) 35% to 17%. Washington Post (Dec. 3) 37% to 20%. Marist Coll. (Dec 2) 31% to 18%. Rasmussen (Nov. 29) 34% to 15%. Opinion Dynamics (Nov. 29) 29% to 21%. ARG (Nov. 29) 36% to 11%. Suffolk U (Nov. 27) 34% to 13%. Princeton Survey (Nov. 25) 33% to 18%. NYT (Nov. 12) 34% to 16%. Univ. of NH (Nov. 7) 32% to 14%. Marist Coll. (Nov. 6) 34% to 14%. Rasmussen (Nov. 5) 32% to 16%. ARG (Oct. 29) 30% to 17%. St. Anseim Coll. (Oct. 21) 32% to 15%. Marist Coll. (Oct. 9) 27% to 12%. Zogby (Sep. 28) 24% to 16%. Univ. of NH (Sep. 24) 23% to 17%. Franklin Pierce U. (Sep. 14) 30% to 14%. LA Times (Sep. 10) 28% to 12%. ARG (Aug. 29) 27% to 12%. Hart/McLaughlin (Jul. 26) 33% to 16%. Univ. of NH (Jul. 17) 34% to 12%. Research 2000 (Jul. 11) 28% to 18%. Even Giuliani beat McCain in those earlier polls. Palin told the truth.

http://www.electoral-vote.com/evp2008/Data/primaries.html

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 15, 2008 6:05 PM | Report abuse

"Did you read about the interviews of Obama supporters where McCain’s views were substituted for Obama’s but Obama’s supporters didn’t know the difference.
Holy Stupidity!"

Even more stupid is when Sarah Palin does not even know her running mate's views on an issue. This has happened twice in the last few weeks when 1. she announced that she would back going after Al Qaeda in Pakistan when McCain had previously said we shouldn't announce our interntions. 2. That we made the wise decision to take North Korea off the "evil empire" list- when McCain was denouncing that decision.

Look- all people care about is the economy- they don't pay much attention to the peripheral issues- nor should they.

Many Republicans still believe that Senator Obama is a "muslim," an "arab," and a "terrorist."

I call that stupid.

Not this time.

Posted by: Luke2 | October 15, 2008 6:02 PM | Report abuse

Another thing to keep in mind is that Obama was up 11 points on Clinton on the eve of the Democratic primary. How manyd dis he win by?

Posted by: slhm926 | October 15, 2008 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Actually, on the eve of the NH primary, he was behind in the Rasmussen and Zogby polls.

Posted by: slhm926 | October 15, 2008 5:50 PM | Report abuse

YouTube is unequivocal.

According to God-guided Gov. Sarah Palin, NH is in the North West? And she (Gov. Sarah Palin) is reading from a prepared text.

Now, for more northernly geography. What (foreign) country lies between Alaska and the US - "foreign" so as not to confuse the Republican rally call: country first.

Posted by: hchiba | October 15, 2008 5:50 PM | Report abuse

leapin wrote:
"Did you read about the interviews of Obama supporters where McCain’s views were substituted for Obama’s but Obama’s supporters didn’t know the difference.
Holy Stupidity!"

----

No, I only read about it in your post here.
Got a link to these 'interviews'?

Posted by: bushieisa | October 15, 2008 5:47 PM | Report abuse

See a McCain rally go bad, Booing and People leaving. A song Hank Williams sang was vulgar and offended some. Heres the clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPOpP89oMik

Who won the Best Palin Impersonator Contest? Not Tina Fey. See Clip.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMebGbcC2Sg

Posted by: pastor123 | October 15, 2008 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Did you read about the interviews of Obama supporters where McCain’s views were substituted for Obama’s but Obama’s supporters didn’t know the difference.
Holy Stupidity!

Posted by: leapin | October 15, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Side Show Barbie really defies mockery, doesn't she? What could anyone possibly say to make this funnier?


"It seems like, and in our last rally too, and in other parts around this great Northwest, here in New Hampshire, ya just get it." Palin said
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1hN6DFQyDs
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Sounds like the crowd did get it, too.

Posted by: DrainYou | October 15, 2008 5:36 PM | Report abuse

They make fun of Palin because she is not of the death culture while adoring the real gaffe machine Biden!

Posted by: leapin | October 15, 2008 5:35 PM | Report abuse

McCain actually did come from behind to win the NH primary. If you look at the polls in the fall he was behind. In the summer, he was way behind.

Posted by: info42 | October 15, 2008 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Michelle is right. Obama is an underdog.

She did not say that Obama is an underdog because he was ‘down in the polls’.

Obama is an underdog because he represents a first in American history, and I hope he scores another first by becoming President of the United States.

That Palin believe McCain rose from behind in New Hampshire when he was never ‘down in the polls’ is just more disconnect from a Woman I wouldn’t put past to look into a mirror and exclaim “Im so happy that I am a competent, capable BLACK FEMALE like Condi Rice!”.

Posted by: bushieisa | October 15, 2008 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Richdoole

Might read the article again.

What it says is both ladies consider their side as the underdog.

On the other hand, Michelle Obama did not say that Obama was leading or trailing in NH. Gov. Sarah Palin reads NH primary polls as clearly placing Senator McCain behind all other presidential contenders.

A propos, do minutiae such as these require calling everyone a hypocrite?

Posted by: hchiba | October 15, 2008 5:34 PM | Report abuse

BREAKING NEWS: SARAH PALIN decided to use her Vice Presidential candidacy as marketing tool for her first McMoose Burger chain in Alaska after the elections. Sarah said she did not really expect McCain to win especially with her on the ticket. I didn’t blink when he asked me to be his running mate. I just knew it was a great opportunity to get Joe Six-Pack to hear about moose burgers on the campaign trail. I can’t wait to open my first McMoose Burger and like McDonald’s, I am not going to discriminate against hiring seniors. Now if John McCain wants to come and work for me at minimum wage at the take-away drive through window, I would be happy to have him on board, you betcha!

Posted by: Kimmo1 | October 15, 2008 5:33 PM | Report abuse

BREAKING NEWS: Obama followers are uneducated nuts! "They believe anything we tell them," a leading Obama strategist says. "Sure he followed Wright and his outrageous teachings but the voters don't care about the truth. Sure, he (Obama) worked with the terrorist Bill Ayers but the blind followers won't vote based on that!" "Look," he said, "we throw out some outright lies and make fun of his pick for vice president and look how they fall in line." "Nobody cares about the truth any more!" "A vote for Obama is easier than checking the facts."

Posted by: Richdoode | October 15, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

The point was that he was behind in National Polls, but NH helped give him the momentum and attention to win the Republican nomination. She didn't say "NH Polls". she just said "polls". I hope you didn't spend too much time writing this pointless article just because you decided to put words in her mouth.

Posted by: Jared4 | October 15, 2008 5:27 PM | Report abuse

Everytime this women opens her mouth there is a disconnect from her brain! Can someone please swap her lipstick for crazy clue! That should solve the problem.

Freudian slip, "Swap her lipstick for crazy glue!"

Posted by: johnathanporterfield | October 15, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Leave Sarah Palin alone. She is a hockey mom and eats mooseburgers.

Posted by: Kimmo1 | October 15, 2008 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Where did Old Johnny find Palin ? ... It has to be the Hospital in Anchorage for Psycho Republicans ... It's booked years in advance btw.

Posted by: gatorsn09 | October 15, 2008 5:22 PM | Report abuse

It will soon be reported the contractors who built the hockey rink in Wasilla donated the materials to build Palin's new house. At what point will she admit she abused her power?

Posted by: KeithNewman1 | October 15, 2008 5:21 PM | Report abuse

The article basically says Michelle Obama is making the same kind of statements that Governor Palin is making and you liberal idiots are attacking Palin. So everything you say about Palin goes the same for Michelle?? You hypocrites!

Posted by: Richdoode | October 15, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Socialism Uber Alles !

Posted by: leapin | October 15, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

BREAKING NEWS: SARAH PALIN decided to use her Vice Presidential candidacy as marketing tool for her first McMoose Burger chain in Alaska after the elections. Sarah said she did not really expect McCain to win especially with her on the ticket. I didn’t blink when he asked me to be his running mate. I just knew it was a great opportunity to get Joe Six-Pack to hear about moose burgers on the campaign trail. I can’t wait to open my first McMoose Burger and like McDonald’s, I am not going to discriminate against hiring seniors. Now if John McCain wants to come and work for me at minimum wage at the take-away drive through window, I would be happy to have him on board, you betcha!

Posted by: Kimmo1 | October 15, 2008 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Everytime this women opens her mouth there is a disconnect from her brain! Can someone please swap her lipstick for crazy clue! That should solve the problem.

Posted by: johnathanporterfield | October 15, 2008 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Breaking News: McCain staff now told to leave Virgina. No hope in winning Virgina a strong Republican hold. WOW

another one bites the dust


Posted by: Kimmo1 | October 15, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Only the voters on 4 Nov. will put Gov. Palin out of her truth-finding misery.

No one dares to say anything about her
twisted Total Recall, no man anyhow... Amazing how she recalls everything perfectly, just the way she wanted it to be. A little truth-twisting (or lying?) about Obama, an American, is one thing (Americans don't expect anything after 8 W years), but as future Republican VP, will Palin lie to foreign leaders? Will they take it?

Yes, of course she will. As most chronic liar, she can't stop twisting the truth, can't stop making the world her "Palin" world - it's sad to witness. Why?

Well, we know the absolute truth is something difficult to circumscribe. However, Palin has no problem at all arriving at the (absolute Republican?) truth - whereas most thinking people have the greatest difficulty, given the immensity of the task reaching the so-called truth.

Took +2000 yrs for Einstein to arrive at E = mc2. I fear that Palin could do it with one wink & smile to her evangelistic Maker in the Above. She invokes her Maker so frequently in her stump-speeches that indirectly she implies what she touches, what she says is guided by a higher being or beings.

In one Palin wink, we're back in the Dark Ages, where the only light (apparently) came from the Trinity of Christian gods.

Palin's sense of humility is as large as her home state Alaska or as small as the town of Wasilla, depending on your view.

Posted by: hchiba | October 15, 2008 5:10 PM | Report abuse

thenotoriousflavio,

Palin scary?? Are you an idiot? And how do you spell whether? Go back to your closet, smoke your dope and study your spelling. You opinions are useless.

Posted by: Richdoode | October 15, 2008 5:08 PM | Report abuse

How do you know Sarah is lying?

Her lipstick moves.

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 15, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

She is scary.

Weather this gaffe was intentional or not.

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 15, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

The Minister of the Truth Ministry strikes again.

Posted by: hypocrisy1 | October 15, 2008 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Just another of Palinocchio's flights of fancy...or discarding the euphemism...another of her big fat lies.

Posted by: pulakimo | October 15, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Which one of these words doesn't belong in the same sentence, Palin and truth.

It's clear, this woman will say literally anything to try and make a point.

And at this point in time, based on polling, does anyone even think McCain winning in NH (looking more and more like a long shot), with it's 4 eletoral votes, would swing this race in his favor ?

Doubtful.

Posted by: mathas | October 15, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

This election is shaping up to be a purge of the republican party. Several people can take credit. Bush, Cheney, McCain, McConnell... And the cause is just. .........
http://thefiresidepost.com/2008/10/15/iraq-surge-republican-purge/

Posted by: glclark4750 | October 15, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

The GOP Rats are Deserting the USS McCain in Titanic Proportions


The Republican rats are all jumping the ship. The USS McCain/Titanic is in full sink mode and all the traditional Republicans, strategists and party faithful are running away as fast as they can.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wbjg9Hh17lI
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All of these Republican water-carriers who faithfully parroted every lunacy and vicious Bush/Cheney lie of the last eight years are seeing their Propaganda Factory shut down and put out of business. They can't control the national conversation anymore, so they're all angling to be considered "one of the good ones" in the post-conservative era. I also look for a lot of these guys to start avoiding Fixed News Channel like the plague the next few years as they seek to rehab their reputations.
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 15, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

I remember New Hampshire basically put McCain back in the race. So, there must have been SOME polls showing him down.

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 15, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

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