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Posted at 1:14 PM ET, 11/28/2010

McCain compares Sarah Palin to Ronald Reagan

By Aaron Blake and Matt DeLong


Sunday Rundown: A quick wrap-up of the Sunday talk shows.

CNN: STATE OF THE UNION - McCain compares Sarah Palin to Reagan

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said China is not doing its part to avert a conflict between North Korea and South Korea after the former launched an artillery attack on a border island that killed two marines and two civilians. China has called for emergency talks, but the United States and South Korea have been critical that it hasn't done more to reign in its enigmatic ally, North Korea. "Unfortunately, China is not behaving as a responsible world power," McCain said. "It cannot be in China's long-term interest to see a renewed contest on the Korean peninsula."

McCain compared his former running mate, Sarah Palin, to former President Ronald Reagan, noting that some viewed Reagan as divisive too. "I think that anybody who has the visibility that Sarah has is obviously going to have some divisiveness," McCain said. "I remember that a guy named Ronald Reagan used to be viewed by some as divisive. ... I think she had a positive impact on the last election, and I'm proud of her."

Outgoing Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) said Congress is likely to pass a temporary extension of all of the Bush tax cuts, including on income above $250,000 for a family. "What's likely to happen is there will be an extension of the tax cuts for everybody for a period of time," Dorgan said. "I don't know what that might be, but it's the wrong remedy for the country."

Retiring House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey (D-Wis.) said Republicans' decision to ban themselves from using earmarks is a red herring and that it will only increase the power of the executive branch, including the president. Obey is known for bringing federal largesse to his district, but he said he's OK with outlawing earmarks. "You can keep them or dump them," Obey said. "The fact is, they are inconsequential in comparison to the other problems we face and less than half a percent of the budget." Former President George W. Bush and his brother, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, sat down for a joint interview. Jeb Bush said he expects at least one of his sons - Jeb Jr. or George P. Bush - to run for office at some point. The former president said he doesn't expect either of his two daughters to ever seek office

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FOX NEWS SUNDAY - Senators: Prosecute Wikileaks

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) said that WikiLeaks, which is expected to release a huge trove of secret State Department documents, should be prosecuted. Graham called the pending release "deplorable" and said the people behind the Web site "could have blood on their hands ... if you can prosecute them, let's try." McCaskill agreed that the U.S. government should go after WikiLeaks "with the force of the law." She added: "The people who are leaking these documents need to do a gut check about their patriotism," though the organization's most high-profile member, Julian Assange, is an Australian citizen. Graham said the United States should not ratify the new START treaty until Russia clarifies its interpretation of the preamble, which Graham suggested could be read as a loophole allowing Russia to withdraw if the U.S. pursues strategic missile defense. McCaskill responded that there is "some game-playing going on with the START treaty, and it's all about politics and it's all about trying to damage the president of the United States."

On repealing the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, Graham said "there is no groundswell of opposition" to the law, calling repeal "a political promise made by [then-]Sen. Obama." He said the policy is "not going anywhere" during the lame-duck session of Congress. He said the debt commission "probably is dead" and he would not vote to increase taxes on anybody. However, he added that there would be bipartisan support for extending all of the Bush-era tax cuts for "two or three years." McCaskill, who is up for reelection in 2012, asserted her independence from the president, saying she has bucked her party's leadership on cap-and-trade, omnibus spending bills and comprehensive immigration reform.

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CSPAN: NEWSMAKERS - Norm Coleman: Joe Miller should give up

Former Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) called on Alaska GOP Senate candidate Joe Miller to concede to Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). Miller trails Murkowski by more than 10,000 votes but is challenging more than 8,000 write-in votes for Murkowski, who ran a write-in campaign. Coleman, who lost in 2008 after his own drawn-out ballot-counting process, noted that his race was much closer. "I think that race is over," Coleman said of the Alaska race.

Coleman, CEO of the American Action Network, has said he might run for chairman of the Republican National Committee but that he wouldn't challenge current Chairman Michael Steele. Coleman said he didn't think challenging the incumbent chairman would be "productive," noting that Steele has supported him in past campaigns and hasn't always been recognized for the areas where he has succeeded.

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NBC: MEET THE PRESS - Kyl: START treaty isn't that urgent

Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) said that the START treaty is less pressing than some other issues facing the nation, such as extending the Bush-era tax cuts and creating jobs. He said the nuclear treaty between the United States and Russia will not be ratified during the lame-duck session of Congress. Instead, he called for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to allow "a couple of weeks" for "full debate and amendment," adding that there are "a lot of issues" with the pact. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) called for a vote on the treaty before Christmas and said there was "no excuse" to delay the treaty,

Kyl declined to say that he would not vote for an extension of the Bush tax cuts that doesn't include upper earners, but said he supports extending the cuts for all Americans. Durbin said Congress should permanently extend the tax cuts for middle-income Americans.

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ABC: THIS WEEK - Billionaires: Raise our taxes

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said taxes should probably be cut further for most Americans, but raised for the super-wealthy, such as himself. "I think that people at the high end, people like myself, should be paying a lot more in taxes," Buffett said. "We have it better than we've ever had it." Microsoft founder Bill Gates said he voted for a failed ballot measure in Washington State to raise taxes on the wealthy. "I voted yes and I was hoping that it would pass," Gates said. "But that's done now." Buffett dismissed the notion that cutting taxes for the wealthy will trickle down through the economy to benefit everyone. "The rich are always going to say that, you know, just give us more money and we'll go out and spend more and then it will all trickle down to the rest of you," Buffett said. "But that has not worked the last 10 years, and I hope the American public is catching on."

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CBS: FACE THE NATION - Author: Tea party is like Roosevelt's progressive movement

"Face the Nation" hosted an author roundtable featuring the Washington Post's Bob Woodward, the Huffington Post's Arianna Huffington and presidential biographers Edmund Morris and Ron Chernow.

Edmund Morris, the author of a new book about former President Theodore Roosevelt, likened the tea party to the progressive middle class movement that galvanized behind Roosevelt's third-party candidacy in the 1912 presidential election. "That movement, was white, middle class, extremely fervent," Morris said. "The passion that drew them together was rather similar to the passion that draws the tea party together, and that is exclusion."

More from PostPolitics:

The Fix explains why McCain is right and Palin is indeed like Reagan.

President Obama had a split lip and 12 stitches after receiving an elbow in a basketball game.

Polluters received billions in stimulus money from the Obama administration.

By Aaron Blake and Matt DeLong  | November 28, 2010; 1:14 PM ET
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If people could simply get past the fact that Palin is a woman. Imagine a man with Sarah's accomplishments, convictions, and patriotism. Their would be no question of whether s/he could win against Obama. I am not a feminist, but what I hear and see many conservative Americans say today about our great patriotic women trying their best to get into a place where they can help heal America, It makes me sick to my stomach.

If you research our past great American presidents, you'll find that they listened to, and relied on their wives ideas and opinions. Many women were involved with our Declaration of Independence, and the creation of our Constitution. But they were behind the scenes. The only way anyone could know about the help they gave their husbands, would be to read the personal letters written between the past presidents, and their wives. Men may still be considered more powerful than women are today, but when will that deception stop. Sarah is a momma grizzly, and America is her home, and the American people are her family. You don't get between a mother and her family or home. She will die to protect them.

On a humorous side, how often do men think about S3X? How often do women think about S3X? How often do men think about their family? Their Children? How often does a woman think about her family, and her children? How many men in politics get caught involved in s3x scandals? How many just never have been caught? How many women in politics get caught in s3x scandals? Think about that for a minute, then think about how much valuable time is lost when politicians spend their time (that we pay for) thinking or acting on their little s3xual tirades. Does Bill Clinton come to anyone's mind? How much time did Bill spend with, or think about Monica,Gennifer,Paula (the women that came forward), and how ever many more there were that stayed in the shadows. How many tax dollars were spent on swooning other women. This is just one example of just how good the men in government govern. It's time for a Momma Grizzly in the White House!

Posted by: ProudSoldiersMom1 | December 4, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

One need only be reminded that the senators' wife is a drug dealer who participates in at least 100,000 American deaths annually and that he boasts one of the meanest sheriffs in the land. Who digs on Johns' wifes' victims. His sheriff is just a racketeer in uniform. The sooner this supposed man of honor is drug from our dignified offices the better he brings ill repute on us all.

Posted by: mullarkeymichael | December 2, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Ronaldo Ray-gun gave us the robbery of the S.S. trust fund, illegal sales of weapons to Iran to fund illegal support of contras in Nicaraugua, un-funded tax cuts for the wealthy, amnesty for illegal aliens and outsourcing of American jobs. McCain was Ray-gun's lap dog. Ray-gun was senile, McCain is senile. Palin is as stupid as Bush, so she's admired by Retardicants. Thank goodness President Obama has 6 more years to make things better.

Posted by: KOOLTOZE1 | December 1, 2010 8:21 AM | Report abuse

McCain is a jackass palin is a mouth dumb ass she is a dumb ass i don't no why the people buy her dumb book you think obama is bad put this mama dog bit in you will see the US fall come on people don't be a dumb ass don't buy that dumb book

Posted by: delbert1 | November 30, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

MikeV2 wrote:
"John McCain is over. He no longer has any credibility; and I lack respect for him as a US Senator."
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I agree. He's the one who mindlessly unleashed the Cracken (Palin). No matter what he's done or will do, could not make up for that fact. (Check the Urban Dictionary for an amusing, yet pertinent alternative definition of Cracken.)

Posted by: JimZ1 | November 30, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Again, I'm so grateful that McCain is not our President. He's so old that his brain is delusional. Nobody in their right mind would dare to compare Palin to Reagan. I stated recently that if the press would quit giving Kayne West a podium, he would just shrivel up and fade away. The same holds true for Palin/McCain.

Posted by: harleybobofpdx | November 30, 2010 5:49 AM | Report abuse

Again, I'm so grateful that McCain is not our President. He's so old that his brain is delusional. Nobody in their right mind would dare to compare Palin to Reagan. I stated recently that if the press would quit giving Kayne West a podium, he would just shrivel up and fade away. The same holds true for Palin/McCain.

Posted by: harleybobofpdx | November 30, 2010 5:49 AM | Report abuse

Again, I'm so grateful that McCain is not our President. He's so old that his brain is delusional. Nobody in their right mind would dare to compare Palin to Reagan. I stated recently that if the press would quit giving Kayne West a podium, he would just shrivel up and fade away. The same holds true for Palin/McCain.

Posted by: harleybobofpdx | November 30, 2010 5:49 AM | Report abuse

Again, I'm so grateful that McCain is not our President. He's so old that his brain is delusional. Nobody in their right mind would dare to compare Palin to Reagan. I stated recently that if the press would quit giving Kayne West a podium, he would just shrivel up and fade away. The same holds true for Palin/McCain.

Posted by: harleybobofpdx | November 30, 2010 5:49 AM | Report abuse

Again, I'm so grateful that McCain is not our President. He's so old that his brain is delusional. Nobody in their right mind would dare to compare Palin to Reagan. I stated recently that if the press would quit giving Kayne West a podium, he would just shrivel up and fade away. The same holds true for Palin/McCain.

Posted by: harleybobofpdx | November 30, 2010 5:49 AM | Report abuse

Again, I'm so grateful that McCain is not our President. He's so old that his brain is delusional. Nobody in their right mind would dare to compare Palin to Reagan. I stated recently that if the press would quit giving Kayne West a podium, he would just shrivel up and fade away. The same holds true for Palin/McCain.

Posted by: harleybobofpdx | November 30, 2010 5:49 AM | Report abuse

Again, I'm so grateful that McCain is not our President. He's so old that his brain is delusional. Nobody in their right mind would dare to compare Palin to Reagan. I stated recently that if the press would quit giving Kayne West a podium, he would just shrivel up and fade away. The same holds true for Palin/McCain.

Posted by: harleybobofpdx | November 30, 2010 5:48 AM | Report abuse

Again, I'm so grateful that McCain is not our President. He's so old that his brain is delusional. Nobody in their right mind would dare to compare Palin to Reagan. I stated recently that if the press would quit giving Kayne West a podium, he would just shrivel up and fade away. The same holds true for Palin/McCain.

Posted by: harleybobofpdx | November 30, 2010 5:47 AM | Report abuse

Again, I'm so grateful that McCain is not our President. He's so old that his brain is delusional. Nobody in their right mind would dare to compare Palin to Reagan. I stated recently that if the press would quit giving Kayne West a podium, he would just shrivel up and fade away. The same holds true for Palin/McCain.

Posted by: harleybobofpdx | November 30, 2010 5:44 AM | Report abuse

Senator McCain (RINO) is trying to tarnish Sarah Palin's name and image in the eyes of the public. He knows she is a huge threat to the GOB-GOP establishment elites where NO BABES are allowed!

Posted by: SIRJASON | November 29, 2010 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Senator McCain, (RINO) is trying to tarnish Sarah Palin's name and image in the eyes of the Republic. Sarah is a Constitutional conservative The RINO is NOT!

He knows she is a huge threat to the GOB-GOP establishment elites where NO BABES are allowed and ALL of them are out to smash her!

Posted by: SIRJASON | November 29, 2010 9:08 PM | Report abuse

Its not hard to figure out where the major problems are originating in our government. Kooks have taken the place of dignity and integrity. John McCain is definitely out of his mind. I could wonder if the man was ever sane. he hasn't got a clue any more, brain dead would describe him best. More proof that a soldier and war hero isn't necessarily the man for the job.

Posted by: kimkimminni1 | November 29, 2010 8:49 PM | Report abuse

May I strongly suggest we put John McCain out to pasture? He's lost his mind.

Posted by: MCunningham122 | November 29, 2010 7:29 PM | Report abuse

Is Carly Fiorina...aka...Carly Simon ? If so who is the person who flew his Lear Jet out to Nova Scotia ? Why is she so upset that he had to give away the things he loved ? Is she really after him and his family now, specifically his oldest son, Gerard Joseph Burke II because she has some deep rooted enmity cathexis due to what happened in the relationship and he wasn't given away like her ? Shouldn't she stop harassing people with Illegal Electronic Surveillance and Electronic Sleep deprivation Torture ?

Posted by: GerardJBurke2 | November 29, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

Is Carly Fiorina...aka...Carly Simon ? If so who is the person who flew his Lear Jet out to Nova Scotia ? Why is she so upset that he had to give away the things he loved ? Is she really after him and his family now, specifically his oldest son, Gerard Joseph Burke II because she has some deep rooted enmity cathexis due to what happened in the relationship and he wasn't given away like her ? Shouldn't she stop harassing people with Illegal Electronic Surveillance and Electronic Sleep deprivation Torture ?

Posted by: GerardJBurke2 | November 29, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

Is Carly Fiorina...aka...Carly Simon ? If so who is the person who flew his Lear Jet out to Nova Scotia ? Why is she so upset that he had to give away the things he loved ? Is she really after him and his family now, specifically his oldest son, Gerard Joseph Burke II because she has some deep rooted enmity cathexis due to what happened in the relationship and he wasn't given away like her ? Shouldn't she stop harassing people with Illegal Electronic Surveillance and Electronic Sleep deprivation Torture ?

Posted by: GerardJBurke2 | November 29, 2010 5:51 PM | Report abuse

Is Carly Fiorina...aka...Carly Simon ? If so who is the person who flew his Lear Jet out to Nova Scotia ? Why is she so upset that he had to give away the things he loved ? Is she really after him and his family now, specifically his oldest son, Gerard Joseph Burke II because she has some deep rooted enmity cathexis due to what happened in the relationship and he wasn't given away like her ? Shouldn't she stop harassing people with Illegal Electronic Surveillance and Electronic Sleep deprivation Torture ?

Posted by: GerardJBurke2 | November 29, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Your all fools, every last one of you,do even listen to yourselves? haters,uninformed,sophomoric morons,only you think that your side is right all the time,right? your the same type of people who whine and complain about every pitch in a baseball game that dose'nt go your way and if you lose? someone elses fault or the other team cheated. idiots,all of you.

Posted by: nardnose | November 29, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

I've been posting comments that Palin is similar to Reagan. Her use of catchy phrases and that "aw shucks" demeanor. I'm not trying to make a racist comment here. But she appeals to many whites because she could be their neighbor.

Posted by: Rhaspun1 | November 29, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

What?

Reagan was certainly more intelligent than Palin and they both rank above McCain in intelligence.

Posted by: janye1 | November 29, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Palin is just like Reagan. Reagan was a two-term governor of America's largest State and Palin was a two-year Governor of America's smallest (in population) state before quitting. Reagan signed America's most liberal abortion rights bill into law and Palin's high school daughter didn't have an abortion after becomin pregnant. Reagan didn't read books or know much about foreign policy, just like Palin.

Posted by: trl618 | November 29, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Wow. I compare McCain to a retard.

Posted by: SmallBusiness | November 29, 2010 10:40 AM | Report abuse

"McCain compared his former running mate, Sarah Palin, to former President Ronald Reagan"

Yep, they were/are both actors that follow the script, but don't understand what it means.

Posted by: hfaulk01 | November 29, 2010 10:03 AM | Report abuse

Palin and Reagan both manifest signs of mental dysfunction. except Reagan's could be explained by old age and brain disease.

Palin, on the other hand, is purely just plain stupid.

Posted by: veerle1 | November 29, 2010 10:00 AM | Report abuse

In the last pres. election, I was inclined to vote for McCain....until he chose S.P. as his running mate. If he is now comparing S.P. to Ronald Reagan, that is final confirmation that McCain, whom I greatly admire based on his service as a Naval pilot, has gone ga-ga. For one thing, Reagan was not a quitter, while Palin is, resigning her post as governor to make millions off her notoriety. Who knows what she would do as Prez, maybe even resign again since she could surely make evwen more $$$$$$$$ doing that!

Posted by: jfgerald | November 29, 2010 9:56 AM | Report abuse

The only original and creative thought I ever saw from Palin was that she came up with a way to evade taxes that I had never seen before by collecting per diem to live at home and paying no taxes on it. (That was not her only instance of tax evasion.) McCain is just continuing what he has always been of flip-flopping around; but I wonder if it is not worsen based on encroaching senility.

Posted by: withersb | November 29, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse

The only original and creative thought I ever saw from Palin was that she came up with a way to evade taxes that I had never seen before by collecting per diem to live at home and paying no taxes on it. (That was not her only instance of tax evasion.) McCain is just continuing what he has always been of flip-flopping around; but I wonder if it is not worsen based on encroaching senility.

Posted by: withersb | November 29, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse

The only thing Reagan and Palin have in common is that some people find their ignorance and intolerance charming.

Posted by: cjbass55 | November 29, 2010 9:27 AM | Report abuse

For all his years of Service, McCain will only be remembered as a footnote for his part in unleashing the nail in the American coffin called Sarah Palin

Posted by: rcc_2000 | November 29, 2010 9:16 AM | Report abuse

LOL, McSame should compare himself to a box of rocks, he is about as dumb!

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Posted by: clermontpc | November 29, 2010 8:24 AM | Report abuse

John McCain has clearly lost his mind, what is left of it. He should visit Sun City and take residence there.

Posted by: leonh741 | November 29, 2010 7:37 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: camera_eye_11 | November 28, 2010 10:23 PM | Report abuse

If a Republican reads this, he'll forward it so his friends can have a good laugh.
A Democrat will delete it because he's "offended

ANSWER: A DEMOCRAT CAN WRITE EQUALLY EMPTY DRIVEL ACTUALLY. PLEASE SEE BELOW.

Posted by: gregp1 | November 29, 2010 5:03 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: camera_eye_11 | November 28, 2010 10:23 PM | Report abuse

If a Republican reads this, he'll forward it so his friends can have a good laugh.
A Democrat will delete it because he's "offended

ANSWER: A DEMOCRAT CAN WROTE EQUALLY EMPTY DRIVEL ACTUALLY. PLEASE SEE BELOW.

Posted by: gregp1 | November 29, 2010 5:03 AM | Report abuse

If a Republican likes guns, he wants all guns legalized.

If a Republican is a vegetarian, he wants a tax deduction.

If a Republican is homosexual, he demands legislated reduction of gay rights, hoping to hide his self-loathing.


If a Republican is down-and-out, he blames Obama. But he wants a tax deduction.

If a Republican doesn't like a talk show host, he switches to the FOX echo chamber.

If a Republican is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church. He goes to a prostitute.

If a Republican decides he needs health care, he goes to a prostitute.

If a republican reads this, so what. WHo cares. What drivel.

Posted by: gregp1 | November 29, 2010 4:58 AM | Report abuse

TSA pat downs searching for TEA party intelligence in the panties of Sarah Palin as she travels the lower 48 pulling big bucks from fools in small towns. No luck just yet.

Posted by: gregp1 | November 29, 2010 4:45 AM | Report abuse

McCain has lost all credibility. What an old fool. Sarah Palin is so offensive it is hilarious. Truth really is stranger than fiction; Hollywood could never sell such a bizarre character on the national stage. Her minions are so blind it is scary. She is the woman you love to hate. What fun. I hope the repubs nominate her so we can finish her off in 2012.

Posted by: gregp1 | November 29, 2010 4:32 AM | Report abuse

McCain has lost all credibility. What an old fool. Sarah Palin is so offensive it is hilarious. Truth really is stranger than fiction; Hollywood could never sell such a bizarre character on the national stage. Her minions are so blind it is scary. She is the woman you love to hate. What fun. I hope the repubs nominate her so we can finish her off in 2012.

Posted by: gregp1 | November 29, 2010 4:32 AM | Report abuse

McCain has lost all credibility. What an old fool. Sarah Palin is so offensive it is hilarious. Truth really is stranger than fiction; Hollywood could never sell such a bizarre character on the national stage. Her minions are so blind it is scary. She is the woman you love to hate. What fun. I hope the repubs nominate her so we can finish her off in 2012.

Posted by: gregp1 | November 29, 2010 4:32 AM | Report abuse

McCain has lost all credibility. What an old fool. Sarah Palin is so offensive it is hilarious. Truth really is stranger than fiction; Hollywood could never sell such a bizarre character on the national stage. Her minions are so blind it is scary. She is the woman you love to hate. What fun. I hope the repubs nominate her so we can finish her off in 2012.

Posted by: gregp1 | November 29, 2010 4:32 AM | Report abuse

McCain has lost all credibility. What an old fool. Sarah Palin is so offensive it is hilarious. Truth really is stranger than fiction; Hollywood could never sell such a bizarre character on the national stage. Her minions are so blind it is scary. She is the woman you love to hate. What fun. I hope the repubs nominate her so we can finish her off in 2012.

Posted by: gregp1 | November 29, 2010 4:31 AM | Report abuse

They wont nominate her. Even republicans arent that stupid. Her lack of knowledge and foreign policy experience will be exposed in the primary. There is a reason she only does interviews with fox news.

Posted by: bcabrey | November 29, 2010 2:05 AM | Report abuse

They wont nominate her. Even republicans arent that stupid. Her lack of knowledge and foreign policy experience will be exposed in the primary. There is a reason she only does interviews with fox news.

Posted by: bcabrey | November 29, 2010 2:05 AM | Report abuse

They wont nominate her. Even republicans arent that stupid. Her lack of knowledge and foreign policy experience will be exposed in the primary. There is a reason she only does interviews with fox news.

Posted by: bcabrey | November 29, 2010 2:05 AM | Report abuse

They wont nominate her. Even republicans arent that stupid. Her lack of knowledge and foreign policy experience will be exposed in the primary. There is a reason she only does interviews with fox news.

Posted by: bcabrey | November 29, 2010 2:05 AM | Report abuse

They wont nominate her. Even republicans arent that stupid. Her lack of knowledge and foreign policy experience will be exposed in the primary. There is a reason she only does interviews with fox news.

Posted by: bcabrey | November 29, 2010 2:05 AM | Report abuse

They wont nominate her. Even republicans arent that stupid. Her lack of knowledge and foreign policy experience will be exposed in the primary. There is a reason she only does interviews with fox news.

Posted by: bcabrey | November 29, 2010 2:04 AM | Report abuse

They wont nominate her. Even republicans arent that stupid. Her lack of knowledge and foreign policy experience will be exposed in the primary. There is a reason she only does interviews with fox news.

Posted by: bcabrey | November 29, 2010 2:04 AM | Report abuse

They wont nominate her. Even republicans arent that stupid. Her lack of knowledge and foreign policy experience will be exposed in the primary. There is a reason she only does interviews with fox news.

Posted by: bcabrey | November 29, 2010 2:04 AM | Report abuse

They wont nominate her. Even republicans arent that stupid. Her lack of knowledge and foreign policy experience will be exposed in the primary. There is a reason she only does interviews with fox news.

Posted by: bcabrey | November 29, 2010 2:03 AM | Report abuse

So,why didn't WAPO ask Senile US Senator
Amnesty John McCain about,"Where's the
danged fence?"..After all,Senator McCain
and Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu told us
thousands of time in paid tv election ads,
that Senator John McCain had a plan to secure our borders and build "the danged
fence" and so the people of Arizona want to
know where is it McCain? Heck Sarah Palin
would have the whole "danged fence built by
now and every illegal alien in the USA deported by to where they came from and had
every greedy cheap labor illegal alien
employer in jail as well by now. And none of which Barack Hussein Obama,Eric Holder &
BIG SIS Janet Napolitano are clearly capable of doing as well. Sarah Palin is THE ONE for President in 2012!

Posted by: KathyAnn1980 | November 29, 2010 1:42 AM | Report abuse

You guys should stop complaining because, one the health care we have now isnt as good as it was supposed to be. also the law has just been signed so give it some time. so if u want to say u have the right to choose tell that to ur congress men or state official. If you do not have insurance and need one You can find full medical coverage at the lowest price check http://ow.ly/3akSX .If you have health insurance and do not care about cost just be happy about it and trust me you are not going to loose anything!

Posted by: williepayne | November 29, 2010 1:22 AM | Report abuse

As a gun toting Democrat , I have to say that McCain is as senile , as the work day is long , and represents a man that should be retired and enjoying family , but is too REpublican dumb to understand life and the world around him .

Posted by: beenliedto | November 29, 2010 1:00 AM | Report abuse

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Posted by: jessielargo | November 29, 2010 12:46 AM | Report abuse

McCain needs to buy time on every network, look directly into the camera and apologize to every American for unleasing that woman on country. He is a bitter, miserable old man and she is an idiot.

Posted by: erm321 | November 29, 2010 12:03 AM | Report abuse

If a Republican doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one.
If a Democrat doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

If a Republican is a vegetarian, he doesn't eat meat.
If a Democrat is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

If a Republican is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
If a Democrat is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.

If a Republican is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
A Democrat wonders who is going to take care of him.

If a Republican doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels.
Democrats demand that those they don't like be shut down.

If a Republican is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church.
A Democrat non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.

If a Republican decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
A Democrat demands that the rest of us pay for his.

If a Republican reads this, he'll forward it so his friends can have a good laugh.
A Democrat will delete it because he's "offended

Posted by: camera_eye_11 | November 28, 2010 10:23 PM | Report abuse

She can see Russia from her backyard.

Posted by: camera_eye_11 | November 28, 2010 9:58 PM | Report abuse

What do you think about interracial love? and interracial dating online?
Love is an emotion that transcends all boundaries of race, caste and creed.
Love does not see the color of the skin, nor the social status of the person. The All pervading emotion is very pure and it can stand the test of time, if the need so arises.
I am a black girl and I met a white guy on BLACKWHITEPASSION dot com recently. What's your idea about interracial marriage? BLACKWHITEPASSION DOT COM is a dating club for interracial singles to have fun together. Interracial is not a problem here, but a great merit to cherish!

Posted by: abulaw | November 28, 2010 9:54 PM | Report abuse

You are now a national disgrace with no sense of pride McCain you absolute sell out!

Posted by: Chops2 | November 28, 2010 9:53 PM | Report abuse

Lord help us, Sarah Palin endorsed by a really jealous John McCain. How can anyone think that a hypocrite like John McCain could have a voice in international affairs? The idea that SP could be anywhere near "the red phone" is truly scary. Imagine, a true world war in the offing, would you want a woman who quits her governorship half way through for the money in the authoritative position? Scary huh??

Posted by: janetal2004gmailcom | November 28, 2010 9:33 PM | Report abuse

I think McCain get's a thrill everyday when he compares Palin to Reagan. Not that any of us Democrats would care anything about these comparisons. No love lost for either one.

In hindsight, McCain prefers to agitate established Republican's, more so, than Democrats.

Especially, all of those established Elitist Republican's that snubbed their noses at him when he ran for the presidential election in 2008. And don't forget how the George Bush campaign spread rumors about McCain not being presidential material back in 2000.

Bush and McCain have always had some sort of love-hate relationship since the beginning of the last decade.

And Sarah Palin, is McCain's way of telling the established Republican's to kiss his lily white arse. It's too bad the rest of us are caught between this Republican love fest.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | November 28, 2010 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Of course, McCain also referred to "Joe the Plumber" as a "great American hero" and his "personal role model".

Kinda puts things in perspective ...

Posted by: labman57 | November 28, 2010 9:21 PM | Report abuse

Palin = Raygun. That's a very scary scenario. Raygun is the one that began the destruction of the US with his outsourcing philosophy and amnesty for illegals. McCain is a sick-o.

Posted by: Maddogg | November 28, 2010 9:08 PM | Report abuse

What did Sarah Palin ever do that remotely qualifies her to be PRESIDENT? She is clearly ignorant, rash, and highly dangerous . . .

Posted by: keeladog | November 28, 2010 9:06 PM | Report abuse

McCain is right to compare Palin to Reagan; Reagan was a horrible President. It's not surprising to know that Reagan supports are also Palin supporters.

I know very few black people or poor people or non-fundamentalists that liked Reagan or Palin.

Palin? What a joke.

Posted by: MisterPatrick1 | November 28, 2010 9:04 PM | Report abuse

I'll give Sarah Palin her due: She is a great fund-raiser for right wing politicians. Without a doubt. That much is true. She's been quite good at it, too, because that is her base: the right wing -- people like the John Birch Society.

But as far as running for President or being on someone's ticket, that's where it ends. It would be disastrous if she made it onto the GOP's ticket in the future; she's seen as a loser, and that's where it stays.

That's the same reason Al Gore didn't run again: Once you lose, you're pretty much seen as a loser.

One last comment: Comparing Reagan to Palin is approrpriate. I have no love for Reagan and I never have. He was a stinking Republican who didn't give a hoot about anyone other than himself, rich corporations, and his rich Hollywood GOP compatriots.

My dad was in WWII and the Korean war. What did Reagan do during that same time period? Make propaganda films. Reagan was no patriot.

Posted by: MisterPatrick1 | November 28, 2010 8:59 PM | Report abuse

I'll give Sarah Palin her due: She is a great fund-raiser for right wing politicians. Without a doubt. That much is true. She's been quite good at it, too, because that is her base: the right wing -- people like the John Birch Society.

But as far as running for President or being on someone's ticket, that's where it ends. It would be disastrous if she made it onto the GOP's ticket in the future; she's seen as a loser, and that's where it stays.

That's the same reason Al Gore didn't run again: Once you lose, you're pretty much seen as a loser.

One last comment: Comparing Reagan to Palin is approrpriate. I have no love for Reagan and I never have. He was a stinking Republican who didn't give a hoot about anyone other than himself, rich corporations, and his rich Hollywood GOP compatriots.

My dad was in WWII and the Korean war. What did Reagan do during that same time period? Make propaganda films. Reagan was no patriot.

Posted by: MisterPatrick1 | November 28, 2010 8:57 PM | Report abuse

It is very apparent that McCain is feeling some heat for elevating Sarah Palin into the national political spotlight. McCain's choice of Palin showed an utter lapse of judgment on McCain's behalf.

Don't even get me started on the tax issue. The superwealthy are taking the country to the cleaners. By the time middle class America realizes what is happening, the damage will be done. America as most of us have known it is history - and not because of President Obama. He has honestly tried to tame the tiger (or is it elephant). Even in Virginia, the rich are enjoying better paychecks relative to the poor worker than at most anytime in history. Talk about the redistribution of wealth! It is not just saying it but the facts bear it out - the wealthy are getting wealthier and the poor are getting poorer.

May Palin stay in Alaska. I agree with Barbara Bush on this one.

To think that McCain would even dare to compare Palin to the Republican icon Reagan is beyond imagination.

Posted by: EarlC | November 28, 2010 8:48 PM | Report abuse

sandbear: Why do I get the feeling that you're a bit delusional and, in reality, couldn't raise a dime for anyone if your life depended on it?

Good luck with that.

Posted by: nyskinsdiehard | November 28, 2010 8:46 PM | Report abuse

buffet and gates? they are sending the cash overseas after prying it out of americans hands.The pittance they spend here is a joke.Heck the recession is the biggest money maker for most rich people they save up for this part of the cycle.They are very much aware we are being sold out and narry a word from them.Frauds

Posted by: jmounday | November 28, 2010 8:25 PM | Report abuse

Ronald Reagan was GREAT president and Sarah Palin has a lot of his skills.

Reagan was skilled at driving liberals crazy and causing them to resort to the lowest of hate-filled, foaming at the mouth rhetoric about Alzheimers and the like -- while ignoring his enormous accomplishments -- cutting inflation and many years of economic growh and winning the Cold War. Take that, liberals!!

Posted by: Horace2 | November 28, 2010 8:22 PM | Report abuse

Reagan was senile. Palin is just stupid.

Posted by: Jamz | November 28, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

Kudos to Buffet and Gates for being honest with the country, in stark contast to the Republicans in Congress. The top income tax bracket has not been taxed this lightly in nearly a century. It was 91% under Eisenhower, 70% under Nixon and 50% under Reagan.

I wish the pitiful working class Fox viewers who are gullibly carrying the water for people who make 1,000 times as much as they would take a moment to get clued in to history. Letting the Bush tax cuts on the superwealthy to expire EXACTLY AS THEY ARE CURRENTLY SUPPOSED TO BY BUSH'S LAW makes sense. Even Alan Greenspan says so.

Posted by: B2O2 | November 28, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

McCain is a senile old fool

Posted by: rcc_2000 | November 28, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

Which side of the fence?
If you ever wondered which side of the fence you sit on, this is a great test!

If a Republican doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one.
If a Democrat doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

If a Republican is a vegetarian, he doesn't eat meat.
If a Democrat is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

If a Republican is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
If a Democrat is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.

If a Republican is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
A Democrat wonders who is going to take care of him.

If a Republican doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels.
Democrats demand that those they don't like be shut down.

If a Republican is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church.
A Democrat non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.

If a Republican decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
A Democrat demands that the rest of us pay for his.

If a Republican reads this, he'll forward it so his friends can have a good laugh.
A Democrat will delete it because he's "offended

Posted by: buckaroo5 | November 28, 2010 7:29 PM | Report abuse

Re McCain Compares Sarah Palin to Ronald Reagan: Reagan wasn't all that bright either. As an B-movie actor, he could read a script and play a role. But get him off the script and he stumbled around almost as badly as Palin. That woman is an idiot.

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Posted by: A-Voter | November 28, 2010 7:25 PM | Report abuse

sandbear
"I will raise $2 million dollars for Governor Sarah Palin if she runs in 2012 and will wear out a pair of shoes knocking on doors on her behalf. Every spare minute will be spent on the phone asking voters to support her. There are tens, if not hundreds of millions of people who agree with me. We will carry her into the White House and our long national nightmare will soon be over."

DC Sage wrote: Good luck with raising money for the skittish little coward who runs in fear of the press. She hides behind Facebook and Twitter with others writing in her name in an effort to cover up her breath-taking ignorance and lack of knowlege on any subject. She is flat out scared to defend her ongoing attacks against a vast array of Americans including her silly attacks on the President. She is a quaking little coward.

The best thing that could happen for America is for voters to get the chance to reject the skittish little coward once more and send her off into the sunset. She was rejected when she ran as a running mate with the incompetent old curmudgeon who started the fire on the deck of the USS Forrestal and she will get rejected again.

Posted by: DCSage | November 28, 2010 7:23 PM | Report abuse

I will raise $2 million dollars for Governor Sarah Palin if she runs in 2012 and will wear out a pair of shoes knocking on doors on her behalf. Every spare minute will be spent on the phone asking voters to support her. There are tens, if not hundreds of millions of people who agree with me. We will carry her into the White House and our long national nightmare will soon be over.
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You're even more deluded than McCain.
The Wild Alaskan Dingbat will NEVER be POTUS.

Posted by: GEarlMoore | November 28, 2010 7:20 PM | Report abuse

I will raise $2 million dollars for Governor Sarah Palin if she runs in 2012 and will wear out a pair of shoes knocking on doors on her behalf. Every spare minute will be spent on the phone asking voters to support her. There are tens, if not hundreds of millions of people who agree with me. We will carry her into the White House and our long national nightmare will soon be over.
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You're even more deluded than McCain.
The Wild Alaskan Dingbat will NEVER be POTUS.

Posted by: GEarlMoore | November 28, 2010 7:17 PM | Report abuse

McCain knows no shame. Blinded by ambition and created a monster like Palin at a time our country needs to come together and work together to get out of this mess, he has a temerity to say the most idiotic things. Is he senile or has lost all sense of honor?

Posted by: pelohoki | November 28, 2010 7:08 PM | Report abuse

I will raise $2 million dollars for Governor Sarah Palin if she runs in 2012 and will wear out a pair of shoes knocking on doors on her behalf. Every spare minute will be spent on the phone asking voters to support her. There are tens, if not hundreds of millions of people who agree with me. We will carry her into the White House and our long national nightmare will soon be over.

Posted by: sandbear | November 28, 2010 7:04 PM | Report abuse

Of all the things I think about McCain...used to think he might be a middle of the road politician...I have lost any respect I had for him. He is nothing more than a political hack, catering to the extreme right and "refudiating" (Palin-speak) all of his previous efforts to bargain and reach agreement across the aisle. I also will never forgive him for bringing Sarah Palin out of Alaska and on to the national and international stage. She is nothing short of a publicity hawk who is maximizing her financials while abrogating her responsibilities (ie, resigning as governor).

Posted by: notsocrazyCC | November 28, 2010 6:54 PM | Report abuse

The once and never-was maverick has sunk to a new low.

Posted by: ejs2 | November 28, 2010 6:54 PM | Report abuse

Further proof that "You Know Who" is a neocon.

Posted by: outridercastle | November 28, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Palin is like Reagan and McCain is ......dreaming?????

Posted by: concernedcitizen1950 | November 28, 2010 6:36 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin: Our National Nitwit
John McCain: Her enabler

Posted by: freedomgirl1 | November 28, 2010 6:33 PM | Report abuse

Pretty sure North Korea = China in the different names of one country, or a military branch & a lapdog.

Posted by: hsr06011 | November 28, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

I am no McCain fan, but the country would have been in much better shape with McCain/Palin than Obama/Biden...two leaders w/ McCain/Palin, two never-ending jokes w/ Obama/Biden.

Posted by: JCM-51
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What are you smoking JCM? What you speak of is stupid, like your loser girlfriend Palin.

Posted by: Classic60 | November 28, 2010 6:16 PM | Report abuse

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Looks like John McCain is a little worried about his legacy...not that he has one that is even identifiable, anymore.

How's this looking for the dreaded "First Line Of The Obit:

"John McCain, who was responsible for bringing Sarah Palin onto the national scene......"

THAT'S a legacy I would like to have.

Posted by: singleseatbiggermeat | November 28, 2010 6:16 PM | Report abuse

In one respect Caribou Barbie is, undeniably, like Ronnie "What Did I Forget And When Did I Forget It" Reagan - both are/were inveterate liars dedicated to kissing the butts of the wealthy while pissing on everyone else. In other words, typical Republicans.

Posted by: Bushwhacked1 | November 28, 2010 6:12 PM | Report abuse

Palin is a typical Republican - clueless

Posted by: Classic60 | November 28, 2010 6:09 PM | Report abuse

reagans age made him senile and stupid palin is just stupid and john mccain is a idiot.

Posted by: donaldtucker | November 28, 2010 6:06 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is like an Idiot. Thank John 'Loser' McCain for Palin. Dopey Republicans.

Posted by: Classic60 | November 28, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

reagans age made him senile and stupid palin is just stupid and john mccain is a idiot.

Posted by: donaldtucker | November 28, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

And the old geezer is starting to remind me more of Christine Odonnel every day. The emasculated zombie should stop clinging to Sarah's skirt. The election is over. You lost. It is time for you to fade into the Arizona sunset. Bye bye.

Posted by: rbrent516 | November 28, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

It is amazing reading the comments on Palin. Every negative comment is loaded with empty language or name calling. I have yet to see one comment that even remotely discusses a political or policy issue disagreement with Palin. Ironically those making these negative comments are all the while bashing Palin's imagined lack of intelligence. One example to illustrate:

"I see an uncanny resemblance between Sarah Palin and Ronald Regan in his last year of life."

Posted by: JimZ1 | November 28, 2010 5:07 PM

One comment among many empty of any thought. In a way it's kind of a relief to observe the drivel like this that comes out of the types of minds that oppose Palin. If this is all they can come up with she will have a very good chance at becoming the next President.

Posted by: tmonahan54 | November 28, 2010 5:57 PM | Report abuse

McCain seems determined to try to vindicate his choice of Palin after a perfunctory examination. His logic is absurd. Not everyone who is divisive is Reaganesque. Palin may be just plain divisive. McCain gave little thought to his choice. He should just fade away. He was once a principled maverick. Now he's just a typical politician and, increasingly, an embarrassment.

Posted by: Sutter | November 28, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

I've talked to alot of people in church about this and we all agree: McCain has certainly gained relevancy ever since he saw the error of his "independent" ways and came back into the moral fold before the '08 nomination.

Posted by: Seethelightofgod | November 28, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is the single funniest thing to ever happen to liberals. I have bought extra popcorn this month as each new story of her is like a new Christmas morning meltdown.

Posted by: kryan74 | November 28, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is the single funniest thing to ever happen to liberals. I have bought extra popcorn this month as each new story of her is like a new Christmas morning meltdown.

Posted by: kryan74 | November 28, 2010 5:49 PM | Report abuse

So,tell us now,Senator Amnesty John McCain
"where's the dang fence" you and your pal
the Pinal County Arizona Sheriff and TV Star Wannabe Paul Babeu mad such a big deal
out of in all your paid re-election tv commericals? Or,are you flip flop again and
will once again co-sponsor the up coming
Barack Hussein Obama/Harry Reid/Nancy Pelosi Dream Act and Illegal Alien Amnesty
Bill as well here Amnesty John McCain?

Posted by: carleen09 | November 28, 2010 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Thanks to McCain we can compare the ways in which Palin is like Reagan

1) played next to a monkey
2) appeal to religious conservative
3) favor the wealthy over the working class
4) were/are fools
5) lack an understanding of science
6) good at one liners ("Hi sailor...")
7) interest in public works (Berlin Wall, bridge to nowhere)
8) dishonestly campaign against government while seeking to lead it

it's a start....

Posted by: 44fx2901 | November 28, 2010 5:40 PM | Report abuse

I agree - both are/were stupid and out of touch with reality.

Posted by: luridone | November 28, 2010 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Once again, Senator McCain has proven the adage that there's no fool like an old fool. Take the government checks and quietly fade back to Arizona, please.

Posted by: Keesvan | November 28, 2010 5:34 PM | Report abuse

I lived in Alaska in the 1980s. Sarah Palin is emblematic of what I was told regarding why people move to Alaska. "It is easier to be a big and relatively under educated fish in a small pond like Alaska. You don't have that many educated big fish to compete with like in the lower 48 states" the man told me. The United States and the world are not small ponds. Please stay in Alaska, Sarah.

Posted by: ljford1 | November 28, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

It sounds like McCain is trying to justify to himself the huge mistake he made by unleashing Sarah Palin on the world.

Posted by: pjwylie1 | November 28, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse

I agree. Reagan was thick and stupid and also believed North Korea was an ally, ha ha ha. Sarah is such comical white trash.

Posted by: euroguy | November 28, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

I see an uncanny resemblance between Sarah Palin and Ronald Regan in his last year of life.

Posted by: JimZ1 | November 28, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

So McCaskill wants to prosecute those responsible for the leaks then she would do well to turn the table on herself and the other bums in the Senate and take a good look for they are the ones who gave Bush and Chaney carte blanche to go to war and end the lives of four thousand American Soldiers, forty thousand plus physically and mentally damaged and who know how many Iraq citizen killed and yet they, to this day, cover for the individuals who created this blood bath. The truth be the State Department, no one to question them, or the Pentagon, the more battles the better,and sadly the White House continue to cover America's down hill journey morally and ethically into the gutter. America's trust as a World Leader is rusting and coming apart and this journey began with the Vietnam War.

Posted by: esparza | November 28, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

McCain compares Sarah Palin to Ronald Reagan. Maybe it's because they have a "Russia" connection.

SP claims she can see "Russia" from her house.
RR is famous for his "Russia" saying, "Mr. Gorbachev, Tear down this wall."

Posted by: momof20yo | November 28, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

John McCain has no choice but to make up something nice about Sarah Palin. Would he really want us to question his sanity?


Oh, wait, we already do because he picked her.

Posted by: momof20yo | November 28, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

McCain saying she is a menace just ain't gonna happen. Have you ever heard him admit ANY mistake? Nope. He is more likely to get snippy if the idea is even floated... and then curse a blue streak.

McCain will long be remembered for HER. That decision will overshadow all his long-protected legend. From now on most people will say McCain.... McCain.... wait! He's the guy that said Sarah Palin was the greatest VP candidate in history! What a maroon.

Posted by: baldinho | November 28, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Sen. McCain will always speak of Gov. Palin in positive, if not outright flattering, terms. I believe he has to. After all, he selected her to run on his 2008 campaign ticket. (I'm sure his honest and private opinion of Sarah Palin certainly hasn't grown any fonder in the past two years, especially with the media saturation she's received.)

John McCain can't say anything negative about Sarah Palin, because it would--by its utterance--indict John McCain for a)incredibly poor (read 'frighteningly un-presidential')judgment in the selection of Gov. Palin; and b)publicly acknowledge his decade-long descent into increasing irrelevance and blatant pandering.

My theory on why McCain selected Palin was to balance the novelty of the Democratic ticket in 2008. President Obama's selection as candidate was certainly historical; but Obama's relative inexperience required a seasoned politician with a known liberal track-record. With Obama, McCain, and Biden all senators, McCain needed a governor. Preferably female, to balance the novelty of an African-American on the Dem ticket. And a dyed-in-the-wool social and political conservative, to prove McCain's 'new conservative chops'. Using these three criteria as filters, who rolls out of the dice cup?

It's the blatant pandering that has me so disappointed with Sen. McCain. He can no longer be honest with any politician or vote his conscience on anything, anymore. His desperate, Faustian bargains have painted him into a corner, and we'll see more of his military/defense opinions being ignored. Even the attitude he adopted during the 2008 campaign--'I'm America's only POW'--seemed to be a last grab at relevance, and so pathetic.

Posted by: sjburns | November 28, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

bulldogss
"U.K. tea party version has 100,000 members and is platformed AFTER SARAH PALIN !!"

DC Sage wrote: Are they uneducated and skittish little cowards who run from the press and hide behind Facebook and Twitter with others writing under their names?

Posted by: DCSage | November 28, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

JM is right. Both were selfish, dumb, and vain.

Posted by: sufi66 | November 28, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Ronald Reagan suffered from dementia while in office and once mistook D.C. Mayor Walter Washington for his own Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Sarah Palin is a skittering little mouse who is afraid to face the press lest they expose her boneheaded ignorance and rank stupidity. Palin is a little yellow coward. Palin is running scared from anyone with a notepad who is not a shill for Rupert Murdoch.

Ronald Reagan was alseep at the switch and didn't know his rear end from a hole in the ground, but no one can accuse him of being a little yellow coward who ran from the press like a mouse. Palin is a mean-spirited shrew who stays in attack mode and then hides behind Twitter, Facebook and Fox faked news.

Posted by: DCSage | November 28, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Congress should have stepped up 10 years ago when these two failed wars started and they did nothing but rollover.

Posted by: KBlit | November 28, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

There you go again, John, confusing Alzheimer's and dementia with outright stupidity and ignorance. Though McCain's consistently twisted logic seems to indicate he's suffering from all four conditions.

Posted by: Byrd3 | November 28, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

"That movement, was white, middle class, extremely fervent," Morris said.

Uh, safe to say any and all political movements in the U.S. in 1912... were pretty much white.

Posted by: cklogic | November 28, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

mccain was actually such a horrifically bad candidate for president that a dope like palin actually HELPED his chances. She did not hurt his bid. HIs poll numbers went way up after adding her, and although she dropped off significantly as soon as she opened her ignorant maw mccain did not drop down to his pre-palin levels again. Shows how desperately stupid many on the extremist right really are.

That said, mccain has no judgment and never has. Ever since he was crashing fighter planes - long befor Vietnam and in incidents that would have had any pilot who was NOT an admirals son thrown out -- up to his suspending his campaign to his embrace of an empty headed lying phony plumber from Ohio - he is a moron through and through. The fact that he sees in palin one of the worst presidents since the Civil War is not exactly a ringing endorsment of either.

Posted by: John1263 | November 28, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Your Comment:

"It's a fact, the Hayward campaign drove John completely over the edge. His remarks all during the campaign and ever since reflect a man who has completly LOST IT.
He just basically called Reagan a simplistic, dim-witted, self-centered, angry moron"

Calling Reagan a simplistic, dim-witted, self-centered, angry moron overlooks one thing: He might have been all the things Palin is, but at least he had a likable personality.

Posted by: kmitnick | November 28, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

I see the similarieties in the not understanding many things, although reagan's was from Alzheimers and palins is from sheer stupidity. Both of them can read a script like they are reading a soap commercial. Both have really really bad ideas. BUt een as aweful a president as reagan was, palin would make him look like anf FDR, or Lincoln, or a Washington by comparison. Heck, palin would make bush look good.....

Posted by: John1263 | November 28, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

REPLY TO QuineGeology comment on what Sarah would do and what she wouldn't have done that Obama did.
You are so smart and give Sarah a brain. Sarah didn't know their was a North/South Korea and explained during her campaign she knew nothing about Economics but now you gave her all the answers. If she runs for President you should be her manager and give her those smart anwers. She can't right them all on her hand but I'm sure you can dub her voice and tell the voters. Wow eveything Obama did was wrong and all we needed was Sarah who knew. Even John McCain had to correct her mistakes in interviews now like magic Sarah found a brain and is smart, how's that work anyway. Was it Alaska water or just a prayer that caused her to get intelligent. Who knows maybe she could even be the next Supreme Court Justice and replace Chief Justice Roberts, now that she has gotten a brain.

Posted by: qqbDEyZW | November 28, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

John McCain is over. He no longer has any credibility; and I lack respect for him as a US Senator.

Posted by: MikeV2 | November 28, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Like that is praise? Ronald Reagan was one of the worst presidents in US history and anyone and I do mean anyone who does not realize that is a complete and absolute moron. This bubbling over that comes from conservatives whenever Reagan is mentioned is indicative of the low level of intelligence that conservatives, in general, have. Onr more fact for the mentally challenged, James Earl Carter was a much better president than Reagan was. Got it? Then stop making stupid posts.

Posted by: nyrunner101 | November 28, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Maybe if Obama would apologize to WikiLeaks....

Posted by: logicprevails | November 28, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

I am no McCain fan, but the country would have been in much better shape with McCain/Palin than Obama/Biden...two leaders w/ McCain/Palin, two never-ending jokes w/ Obama/Biden.

Posted by: JCM-51 | November 28, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Palin is like Reagan? Senile?

Posted by: thrh | November 28, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

McCain still looking to get to the White House and this time we might see a Palin/McCain ticket. John forgot his lost because Sarah was on the ticket as many Republican voters didn't vote because of bimbo Sarah. But John knows if he sucks up to Bimbo Sarah and play nice to her stupidity he might get a prize. Reagan is rolling over in his grave for anyone putting his name in the same sentence with idiot Sarah. As North and South Korea laugh at how stupid Sarah is John thinks Americans will pick Sarah and he could still get in office. Kyle along with his fellow Republicans quickly broke the promise of no earmarks and showed they duped the Tea Party.
JFK, Nixon and Reagan all brought peace in their terms while GW broke lies and chaos plus two Wars. Now the GOP wants to stop Obama from any peace making issues and they hope Russia will again have conflict with the US. China knows how stupid US Law Makers are so they only deal with Obama.
The Media/Press cover up the fact that Banks don't have the deeds to the homes their foreclosing on. In fact only resently purchased homes have deeds. For 8 years the Banks played monopoly with home Deeds trading from AIG, Lehman Bros and Bear Sterns to zero. Many companies that went out of business got a credit for the lost which included deed shares. MEIRS just used fake names and lost who had what as they worked on volum. Remember MEIRS was developed by all the Banks, so billions was made by all. Look for the rats to tell on each other now that the scam is known.

Posted by: qqbDEyZW | November 28, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Palin WOULD have done things that would have helped the unemployed get jobs.

-She would have cut taxes on small businesses and eased regulations and trade restrictions.
-She would have told the Federal Reserve not to issue 600 billion of new money designed to devalue the dollar and surely cause inflation.
- She would have taken an all-of-the-above stance on energy, allowing American oil, natural gas, coal, wind and solar companies to thrive, and fast-track nuclear power plants, all of which would keep the prices down on gas, heating and cooling of homes, to say nothing of the costs of shipping and transportation. This would also put unemployed people in good- paying jobs.
-She would not have hired czars at $500K who are all academics that have never run a business nor held a real job, yet don’t have to answer to anyone – not even Congress.
-She would have brought relevant government management experience, expertise and proven solutions to the Oval Office, not to mention private sector business experience, budgetary acumen and a love for the country as founded - - all missing from Obama's resume.

Posted by: QuineGeology

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Is that why she QUIT her governorship of Alaska, so that she could bring all of her "irrelevant" gov't management experiences to the lower 48.

If so, that's some resume; and I am sure her resume will get her a job on reality T.V. somewhere.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | November 28, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Kyl and other Republicans are willing to sacrifice our security for political advantage. It's disgraceful.

Posted by: David77 | November 28, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Go away McCain, just go away. I used to have so much respect for you. Now look at you. Kissing Fox News' candidate's @$$ for what?
Just go away.

Posted by: GetReal8 | November 28, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

@QuineGeology,
You know, I was actually going take the time and show you how factually inaccurate your post is but why bother. Facts don't matter to ideologues.

Posted by: solipsism | November 28, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

QuineGeology, you are so full of it that it doesn't even make sense. You act as though screech palin would be able to do anything she wants. You live in a fool's paradise, and no one wants sarah palin anymore except rubes like you with absolutely no grasp of knowledge.

Posted by: fmamstyle | November 28, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

McCain is demented. H was pro-choice, then pro-life; he was a "maverick" and then reverted to the same opportunistic rubbish... and I am so delighted that he lost the election!! He is demented, unstable, unprincipled. Let's thank him for his military service and send him packing.. that time in the prison must have screwed him up.

Posted by: dmuench | November 28, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

McCain is demented. H was pro-choice, then pro-life; he was a "maverick" and then reverted to the same opportunistic rubbish... and I am so delighted that he lost the election!! He is demented, unstable, unprincipled. Let's thank him for his military service and send him packing.. that time in the prison must have screwed him up.

Posted by: dmuench | November 28, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

U.K. tea party version has 100,000 members and is platformed AFTER SARAH PALIN !!

Posted by: bulldogss | November 28, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

I wonder how China, Russia or Iran would handle an issue like this. The Obama Administration will do nothing except perhaps create a government bureau to monitor cyberspace creating thousands more government jobs at taxpayer expense that does nothing.

Posted by: 2012frank | November 28, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

U.K. tea party version has 100,000 members and is platformed AFTER SARAH PALIN !!

Posted by: bulldogss | November 28, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

-She would have brought relevant government management experience, expertise and proven solutions to the Oval Office, not to mention private sector business experience, budgetary acumen and a love for the country as founded - - all missing from Obama's resume.

Posted by: QuineGeology | November 28, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

===
"a love for the country as founded"....

Oh yeah, I'm sure she would've supported the lack of women's voting rights.

Faux patriots annoy me.

Posted by: mikem1 | November 28, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Poor befuddled John is on to something. Heck, both Reagan and Palin are intellectual lightweights (to be charitable about it), and both believe in wrecking Wage Americans with already failed laissez-faire economic policies...

- Balkingpoints / www

Posted by: RField7 | November 28, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

It's a fact, the Hayward campaign drove John completely over the edge. His remarks all during the campaign and ever since reflect a man who has completly LOST IT.
He just basically called Reagan a simplistic, dim-witted, self-centered, angry moron.

Posted by: jadams3 | November 28, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

McCain - "Palin is senile?" I guess it takes one to know one. The way we learned about it with Reagan was because Nancy was answering all the questions (as she managed to do for 8 years).

Posted by: rbsher | November 28, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin has shown what a visionary she is in her statement of "drill, baby drill".
And, her devotion to solving difficult governing problems, by quitting her governorship, and going for the money. She does give hope to all the mediocre people of this country, the bulk of the Tea Party activists.

Posted by: FellowTraveler1 | November 28, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Ah Senator McCain is finally losing it - much like the late President it appears. There is no comparison, period! Re Palin, it does not matter what has been done by this president along with Bush and the Congress under both administrations, they have turned this country's economy around to a degree with more to come. However, I never want to even consider the thought of Sarah Palin being President of this country. She would have us in wars throughout the world as she has no concept of the need for a world where people are able to verbally resolve issues vs. wars and terrorists. It is people like her that make me more adamant of the need to have all Americans required to serve this countries military for a min. of two years; perhaps then her daughter would not be out dancing with the stars as she did but more so the wealthy of this country would not be so quick to have us enter armed conflicts that like Afghanistan have stretched out for over 9 years now. Regardless, vs. war I would much rather be spending the billions of dollars here at home vs. abroad. And yes I am a combat veteran of VN for two tours and very well know the stench and pain of war. Palin makes me sick as does a man named McCain whom I once had great respect when he speaks for her in this manner.

Posted by: davidmswyahoocom | November 28, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Ah Senator McCain is finally losing it - much like the late President it appears. There is no comparison, period! Re Palin, it does not matter what has been done by this president along with Bush and the Congress under both administrations, they have turned this country's economy around to a degree with more to come. However, I never want to even consider the thought of Sarah Palin being President of this country. She would have us in wars throughout the world as she has no concept of the need for a world where people are able to verbally resolve issues vs. wars and terrorists. It is people like her that make me more adamant of the need to have all Americans required to serve this countries military for a min. of two years; perhaps then her daughter would not be out dancing with the stars as she did but more so the wealthy of this country would not be so quick to have us enter armed conflicts that like Afghanistan have stretched out for over 9 years now. Regardless, vs. war I would much rather be spending the billions of dollars here at home vs. abroad. And yes I am a combat veteran of VN for two tours and very well know the stench and pain of war. Palin makes me sick as does a man named McCain whom I once had great respect when he speaks for her in this manner.

Posted by: davidmswyahoocom | November 28, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

McCain has destroyed any positive legacy he may have left by back-tracking on so many of his previously-held tenets, including election financing & immigration. For him to say he's proud of Palin is just pandering, not to be taken seriously. I doubt he will vote for her in the Rep primary - he's become disingenuous, but even he's not that stupid!

Posted by: nyskinsdiehard | November 28, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

QuineGeology,

What is a "real" job?

You point out "academics that have never run a business nor held a real job" as something negative. By my ruler, the teachers of our children are in the front of the pack when it comes to doing something real for our country.


Posted by: streff | November 28, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

McCain you will not be her VP so you can stop your ( ! ) kissing.

Posted by: whocares666 | November 28, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

As a lifelong Republican, I voted for Obama. Granted I was duped by Obama's promise to change Washington. But it was more than that. McCain had Alzheimer during the Keating-5 hearings and I didn't want his finger on the nuclear button.

As for Palin, she presided over Alaska which receives more government aide of any state in the union. As governor, she raised taxes three times in just two years. Yet, she had the audacity (or mental inadequacy) to lead the chant "Drill, baby . . . drill". She's nothing but a 'first rate opportunist'. In Russia, she'd be a Communist leader. That's what opportunists do . . . they play to whatever the choir wants to hear.

Posted by: neilc38 | November 28, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Don't know if Sarah Palin is another Reagan, but I know some things Sarah Palin would not do and they are:

-She would not have given GM and Chrysler to the unions
-She would not have shoved Obama's health care down the throats of the citizens – the majority of whom don’t want it
-She would not have spent trillions on stimulus and budgets that did not help the unemployed get jobs
-She would not have bribed the unions 60 billion dollars so they would not have to pay the Cadillac insurance taxes until 2018
-She would not have bribed senators over a half-trillion dollars to get Obamacare through a super-majority of democrat senators
-She would not push cap and trade on the nation which is going to increase prices on gas, heating & cooling our residences and increase the price of everything shipped
-She would not have run around the world bowing to thugs like a trained flea
-She would not go around the world apologizing for the U.S. being the greatest country in the world
-She would not be increasing taxes
-She would not be spending money like water for R&R, taking hundreds of people on trips at taxpayer’s expense
-She would not have increased the size and scope of the federal government and given increases in pay to federal employees during a recession
-She would not be taking taxpayer money to fund Petrobras in Brazil to drill for oil while placing a moratorium on our own American oil companies
-She would not have given over 9 million dollars of taxpayer money to Hamas - a terrorist group in Palestine.

Those are a few of the things Palin would not have done.

Palin WOULD have done things that would have helped the unemployed get jobs.

-She would have cut taxes on small businesses and eased regulations and trade restrictions.
-She would have told the Federal Reserve not to issue 600 billion of new money designed to devalue the dollar and surely cause inflation.
- She would have taken an all-of-the-above stance on energy, allowing American oil, natural gas, coal, wind and solar companies to thrive, and fast-track nuclear power plants, all of which would keep the prices down on gas, heating and cooling of homes, to say nothing of the costs of shipping and transportation. This would also put unemployed people in good- paying jobs.
-She would not have hired czars at $500K who are all academics that have never run a business nor held a real job, yet don’t have to answer to anyone – not even Congress.
-She would have brought relevant government management experience, expertise and proven solutions to the Oval Office, not to mention private sector business experience, budgetary acumen and a love for the country as founded - - all missing from Obama's resume.

Posted by: QuineGeology | November 28, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Don't know if Sarah Palin is another Reagan, but I know some things Sarah Palin would not do and they are:

-She would not have given GM and Chrysler to the unions
-She would not have shoved Obama's health care down the throats of the citizens – the majority of whom don’t want it
-She would not have spent trillions on stimulus and budgets that did not help the unemployed get jobs
-She would not have bribed the unions 60 billion dollars so they would not have to pay the Cadillac insurance taxes until 2018
-She would not have bribed senators over a half-trillion dollars to get Obamacare through a super-majority of democrat senators
-She would not push cap and trade on the nation which is going to increase prices on gas, heating & cooling our residences and increase the price of everything shipped
-She would not have run around the world bowing to thugs like a trained flea
-She would not go around the world apologizing for the U.S. being the greatest country in the world
-She would not be increasing taxes
-She would not be spending money like water for R&R, taking hundreds of people on trips at taxpayer’s expense
-She would not have increased the size and scope of the federal government and given increases in pay to federal employees during a recession
-She would not be taking taxpayer money to fund Petrobras in Brazil to drill for oil while placing a moratorium on our own American oil companies
-She would not have given over 9 million dollars of taxpayer money to Hamas - a terrorist group in Palestine.

Those are a few of the things Palin would not have done.

Palin WOULD have done things that would have helped the unemployed get jobs.

-She would have cut taxes on small businesses and eased regulations and trade restrictions.
-She would have told the Federal Reserve not to issue 600 billion of new money designed to devalue the dollar and surely cause inflation.
- She would have taken an all-of-the-above stance on energy, allowing American oil, natural gas, coal, wind and solar companies to thrive, and fast-track nuclear power plants, all of which would keep the prices down on gas, heating and cooling of homes, to say nothing of the costs of shipping and transportation. This would also put unemployed people in good- paying jobs.
-She would not have hired czars at $500K who are all academics that have never run a business nor held a real job, yet don’t have to answer to anyone – not even Congress.
-She would have brought relevant government management experience, expertise and proven solutions to the Oval Office, not to mention private sector business experience, budgetary acumen and a love for the country as founded - - all missing from Obama's resume.

Posted by: QuineGeology | November 28, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse


Re: McCain on CNN, Kyl on MTP: You cannot expect people who are at best semi-conscious to ever fully deal with pesky things like 'facts' or 'reality'.

"Proud" of Palin? Why? Because she's a quitter for purely selfish monetary gain and her own comfort? Or because she loudly proclaimed during the election that President Obama 'pals around with terrorists?


Mr. Kyl is a GOP / T Party lapdog, pure and simple, as is Mr. McCain. Lapdogs for the wealthiest of the wealthy, and for the half-conscious lower and middle class who 'want their country back' from the 'black' President.

This is not complicated to figure out.

Posted by: StevenK3 | November 28, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Clark Clifford's opinion of Ronald Reagan as "an amiable dunce" is certainly applicable to Sarah Palin - but perhaps less "amiable."

Posted by: vicsoir1 | November 28, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

What is wrong with that old codger?

The only thing Reagan and Palin had in common was that they both had Alzheimers disese!

Posted by: mjorbach1 | November 28, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

And we ALL know what a "BIG" liar Reagan turned out to be.

"Trickle Down Economics"????

"Tax-Cuts for the Rich"????

"Deficits don't Matter"????

Posted by: lcarter0311 | November 28, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Oh my God. I didn't even think of Palin having early stage Alzeimer but that explains a lot...and all those mean things I said about here being a power-hungry theocon.

Posted by: areyousaying | November 28, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

So McCain thinks Sarah is Senile, he should know.

Posted by: notthatdum | November 28, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Old John McCain is continuing to be an embarrassment for senior citizens.

Posted by: knjincvc | November 28, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

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