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Unleashed, Palin Makes a Pit Bull Look Tame

FORT MYERS, Fla., Oct. 6 -- John McCain is collapsing in the polls in Florida and other swing states, but Sarah Palin, God bless her, has a solution.

"For me, the heels are on, the gloves are off," she announced at high noon Monday to a group of Republican donors at the Naples Beach Club.

You betcha.

As the donors sipped their bloody marys and mimosas, she added, in a conspiratorial stage whisper, "I'm sending the message back to John McCain also: Tomorrow night in his debate, might as well take the gloves off."

Darn right.

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-- Dana Milbank

By Dana Milbank  | October 7, 2008; 12:00 AM ET
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Ok its true that Obama isnt that qualified to be president, but an even sadder fact is that people are even less enthusiastic about McCain, McBush, McRNC, so the GOP should of had a different nominee, then maybe they would of had a chance. A new national poll taken by says that people preffer Huckabee/Palin08
5 to 1 over mccain palin. Matter of fact those polled liked Huckabee/mccain08 over McCain/Palin08 nearly 2 to 1. The problem isnt how bad Obama is, The problem is how bad of a candidate McCain is. See the Poll your self at

So no matter how much the GOP crys, and how desperate they get its their own fault for Pushing such a weak candidate. This will be the first time I ever vote Dem and I think Obama is a much stronger candidate then McCain. Funny though, You will never believe who was voted Debator of the year.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 7, 2008 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Wonder if McCain will drop the F bomb in the debate tonight, McCain is no stranger to the f word, see video at

You can watch McCain and Obama preparing for the debates, including out takes at

See who won the watchdebate debator of the year award.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 7, 2008 6:48 PM | Report abuse

She is too stupid to have any real thoughts.

Posted by: whynot | October 7, 2008 8:33 PM | Report abuse

Palin's utter lack of decency or principal is utterly dizzying.

Jesus would drive her from the Temple with a whip.

Posted by: Tim Connor | October 8, 2008 1:53 AM | Report abuse

I am very concerned with this attitude that anything goes; win by any means necessary. In this country we've struggled with racial issues as well as those related to other prejudices. It has been an uphill battle, and now this "Maverick Team" is willing to sacrifice all that for the sake of winning. Country first? I think not.

The question that most baffles me is, " Who it is that will/can rein this ridiculously desperate duo in? Gov. Palin has been scripted to deliver the lowest blows for obvious reasons. Should this Black candidate come back at her at all forcefully, he then becomes guilty of insulting or belittling a Caucasian woman, pit bull or not. It's very telling that Sen. McCain didn't bring any of this up during the debate since it would undoubtedly be considered more politically correct if Sen. Obama had decided to openly contest him with responses.

However, the real issue is the deceitful, base rhetoric and half-truths that have become the usual and expected response of the Republican candidates. Is this acceptable to all Republicans? I do not think so. And so, who is willing to "put the gloves" back on these two? THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING and the cast on the Republican side is looking a whole lot like the dark side, the bad guys in a movie that should not even involve such an unusually dismal, destructive script. No class; no integrity to speak of!

Posted by: Jackie Johnson | October 8, 2008 2:43 AM | Report abuse

No, Jesus would have driven the demons out of her and into a herd of swine. She is obviously not mentally capable of being the next in line to the Presidency.

Posted by: Falmouth | October 8, 2008 6:56 AM | Report abuse

''As Putin rears his head and comes into the airspace of the United States''
Palin the ''Maverick'' grabs her shotgun....If she and McCain begin to spiral downward in the they will.......The rich and powerful may very likely create a major international incident.....To allow John McCain to come to the rescue..........

Republican or Democrat....
You will feel a cold chill running down your McCain and
Palin assume control of the nuclear trigger.

Posted by: rod hemeon | October 8, 2008 8:55 PM | Report abuse

The McCain appears to have moved from campaigning on issues to character assassination to – dare I say it? – inciting violence against Barack Obama. If you believe that my last sentence is too far out, I encourage you to listen to and watch some of the rallies of the last few days.

It is illegal to shout “fire” in a crowded hall. It should also be illegal to incite violence against a political figure. (Oh wait a minute, it is illegal!) When is the Secret Service going to step in and either rein in the McCain campaign or hold them responsible for their irresponsible actions?

Posted by: A former Republican | October 9, 2008 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Sad part about this whole thing is close to 50% people in America are going to vote for McCain/Palin no matter what.

Posted by: DesiHungama | October 9, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

If Mccain is willing to put aside all sanity an choose an incompetent "hockey puck" for his VP running mate then it certainly suggests he is having more than a few lapses in integrity and common sense.

Posted by: e world | October 10, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

zero class + zero integrity = zero votes from the American people who are of sound mind. The rest of you nut cases belong in an intstitution... preferable one located in Alaska.

Posted by: Audrey in SD | October 10, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

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