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McCain and Palin Planning Fairfax Event

Tim Craig

Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) and his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, will campaign together Wednesday in Northern Virginia.

McCain and Palin, who is the one who has really been drawing the crowds, will hold a rally at Fairfax High School.

Delegate Chris Saxman (R-Staunton) and former Attorney General Jerry W. Kilgore (R), co-chairs of McCain's Virginia presidential campaign, will hold a conference call Monday morning to announce the details of the visist.

Del. Jeffrey M. Frederick (R-Prince William), chairman of the Virginia Republican Party, sent an email to GOP activists Sunday night telling them "clear you calendars for Wednesday."

If it occurs, the event will be McCain's first public campaign event in Virginia since before the Feb. 12 primary. McCain's Democratic opponent, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), has made three campaign swings through Virginia, and has a fourth scheduled for Tuesday, when he will appear in Southwest Virginia.

By Tim Craig  |  September 7, 2008; 7:18 PM ET
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Palin's back in Alaska. McCain probably resting up for a day or two in Arizona. Part of Obama's strategy has been (and is) to campaign in all 50 states; thus tiring out McCain. So far, that has worked and McCain's been forced to take a lot of breaks for R&R. Obama and Bidden are now splitting up the country but McCain can not. To make it more difficult, McCain's sidekick has to commute to Alaska between joint appearances.

McCain may be well advised to skip further in-person events and simply phone-in his/Palin's messages. Or cancel out at the last minute (what Palin did tomorrow in Tampa) and get a replacement (Hillary's taking her place tomorrow).

Posted by: WILL | September 7, 2008 8:23 PM | Report abuse

Enjoy your smugness, WILL. Your boy Barry will still be a Junior Senator come January. Folks are starting to see him for the dangerous, empty suit he is.

Posted by: Raymond in DC | September 7, 2008 8:31 PM | Report abuse

Let's also not forget that Joseph Biden appeared on the Prince William campus of George Mason University last Thursday to discuss economic issues.

Posted by: Vincent | September 7, 2008 8:36 PM | Report abuse

Um, no. They are in Kansas City right now. But nice wishful thinking there, bud!

http://www.kansascity.com/116/story/785101.html

Posted by: To Will ... | September 7, 2008 9:01 PM | Report abuse

One way to deflate this Palin bubble is for the press to refuse to cover the McCain-Palin road show until there is full and unfettered access by the press to her -- so that 38 M folks like me in California (where they most likely will never visit) will be able to see for ourselves if this dog can hunt.

Posted by: Marie, Central Coast CA | September 7, 2008 9:05 PM | Report abuse

Where, and why, are you hiding Ms. Barracuda? Don't you think the voters deserve some answers? All you can do is go to attack mode...do you really think that's going to work? You are a tee-baller who's not ready for Little League, let alone the Majors.

Posted by: DickNH | September 7, 2008 9:06 PM | Report abuse

Au contraire, Raymond... Obama is smart and level-headed, not hot-headed and "dangerous," and he and Biden are the ones talking about real issues and problems, whereas McCain/Palin/Bush have always been the "empty Suits."

As the ReThuglican convention buzz wears off, folks are starting to see McCain for the dangerous, empty Xerox machine (of Bush policies and Obama slogans) that HE is...

Posted by: badabing | September 7, 2008 9:13 PM | Report abuse

What is all this nonsense about "Palin not giving interviews"? Is everybody crazy? Job applicants don't GIVE interviews, they GET them, and they had better show up.

Posted by: bodo | September 7, 2008 9:16 PM | Report abuse

Central Coast CA? Must be near Rio Lindo.

Posted by: joe | September 7, 2008 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Palin is meeting with Charlie Gibson of ABC later this week. Heck, if she's as good as she was on Wendesday, I'm sure she'll be making the circuit very quickly.

Posted by: jsypal | September 7, 2008 9:23 PM | Report abuse

The country does not need 8 more years of President Bush in the form of John McCain and his untrained, unskilled Vice President in the form of Sarah Palin. The country does not need Mrs. McCain's shady past and wealth from alcohol as First Lady. McCain is just stealing Obama's platform at the last minute with a gimmick selection of Vice President. Anything to get elected and ruin the country. "Country First" means elect Obama/Biden.

Posted by: bev | September 7, 2008 9:24 PM | Report abuse

Don't understand something that seems important. We have seen Sen. McCain, Sen. Obama, Sen. Biden, Sen. Clinton and others on the national scene, vetted if you will to be able to assume the position of VP or potentially P.

What is with this GOP? Should not the American public "Vet" her for this high office?

It is your life!

Posted by: jerry rubin | September 7, 2008 9:27 PM | Report abuse

McCain, Palin, Schmidt, Rove, and the rest of the neocons are going all out to discredit the media so that they can invent their own reality. Here's an excellent article:


http://www.creators.com/opinion/roger-simon/media-to-republicans-we-re-sorry.html

Posted by: barbara | September 7, 2008 9:33 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps Mclean Bible Church will be where they campaign, about only place where this ticket now taken seriously in NoVa. No more evangelicals!

Posted by: vanilla fudge | September 7, 2008 9:36 PM | Report abuse

McCain is a national hero; Obama is a total zero.He is totally unprepared to become President.This race would not even be close if Bush weren't so unpopular.

Posted by: drawlings | September 7, 2008 9:51 PM | Report abuse

THIS IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF HOW THE REPPUBLICAN KARL ROVE MIND SCREW MACHINE WORKS: . .

bibibank wrote: . . PEOPLE…. Please get your FACTS RIGHT. For those that said,” Palin lied on national television about putting a personal jet provided to her by the state "on e-Bay." SHE DID NOT LIED.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~``

How many of us have heard that Palin lied about selling the luxury jet? . . . . . Of course not, didn't think so; no body has claimed such a thing. . . . This the great mythical "THEY" that the Republicans always use to confuse people.

That fact is Palin didn't lie about the jet, and no one ever said so, except the Republicans blaming the empty air of accusing her of that.
. . . . . . Though the fact is, Palin did lie in her acceptance speech.

PALIN LIES TO AMERICA

Palin’s claim that she "told the Congress, 'Thanks, but no thanks,' " is false, not only because Alaska kept the money, but because, as The Daily Howler's Bob Somerby noted, while appropriating the funds, Congress had abdicated responsibility for how they would be spent a full year before Palin was elected governor. Congress authorized funds to be spent specifically on the bridge project in August 2005. But, a year before Palin took office, in an appropriations bill in November 2005, Congress specified that Alaska could but was not required to spend those funds on the bridge; thus, as Somerby wrote, "no one had to 'tell Congress' anything about the Bridge to Nowhere, because Congress had removed itself from decision-making about the project." [ And Palin ended up keeping the earmarked money. ]

http://mediamatters.org/items/200809040019?f=h_latest

see also: . . http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080907/NEWS15/809070475

MOREOVER IN CHOOSING CHRISTIAN RADICAL SARAH PALIN, John McCain has signaled to America that he is a Republican business as usual, and no maverick, and no change agent.

Posted by: Coldcomfort | September 7, 2008 9:58 PM | Report abuse

let's hear the big wa, wa from the Obama backers. your ticket is toast.

Posted by: george | September 7, 2008 10:05 PM | Report abuse

Im a pitbull who wears lipstick and feel embarrassed that this Palin person has ruined our image. She dooesnt deserve the lipstick on a pig title....

Posted by: Christopher | September 7, 2008 10:08 PM | Report abuse

"Enjoy your smugness, WILL. Your boy Barry will still be a Junior Senator come January. Folks are starting to see him for the dangerous, empty suit he is."
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That's funny considering you're supporting an empty head and his empty pantsuit. lol

Posted by: Dwayne | September 7, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

How long before it's revealed that Johnny and Palin are having an affair? Two, three days?

Posted by: Mac | September 7, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

McCain is a national hero; Obama is a total zero.He is totally unprepared to become President.This race would not even be close if Bush weren't so unpopular.

Posted by: drawlings | September 7, 2008 9:51 PM
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What makes McCain a hero?
Graduating at the bottom of his class?
Being such a poor pilot he got shot down?
Being such a poor warrior he got captured?
Being part of the Keating Five?
Selling out to Israel?
What exactly is it?

Posted by: DWayne | September 7, 2008 10:14 PM | Report abuse

Yes I agree pitbulls need to reclaim their image from this horrible Palin Person. Im forming a committee to have this women abducted by aliens. At least this will get her away from that dirty old pervert she hangs around..

Posted by: Trinity | September 7, 2008 10:15 PM | Report abuse

For every Obama supporter on here frothing at the keyboard--Rick Davis gave a reason why the campaign is controlling press access to Palin.

After the HORRIBLE lies and distortions made by the MSM and the liberal blogosphere about Gov. Palin and her family, it's the campaign reasserting control over the message.

The Media is NOT going to dictate to the Campaign. Obama has done the same thing to the press (kicking them off flights for example) when they've gone too far. It's a campaigns only recourse. Given the feeding frenzy and filth generated by the likes of the Daily Kos, Rachel Maddow, Huffington Post (not so much) Even CBS and MSNBC--this is a just reaction.

You can't print lies about someone and their family and not expect some reaction. Now to really stick it to the largely PRO-Obama press, she's giving a softball interview with Charlie Gibson.

Posted by: AlFajrVet | September 7, 2008 10:16 PM | Report abuse

Im a male pitbull who also wears lipstick but feels its alright if Palin wears lipstick cause it shows a hard minded woman can be gentle like me.

Posted by: Doug | September 7, 2008 10:17 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin strongly believes that Men must be paid MORE than women! Sarah Palin also wants to force women/girls that are victims of rape/incest to carry such fetuses resulting from the said rape/incest to full term, then deliver the baby, and raise the child - irrespective of the will of the victim or even her age. And to think that women are cheering Sarah Palin from the rooftops as the poster girl of womens rights who will spectacularly smash through that presidential/Vice presidential glass ceiling.

Some folks wrongly think that being a woman she will moderate or help turn McCain around from his opposition to equal pay to women. Like this statement one Dave from Baltimore, posted on another site:”I hope Palin breaks with McCain on equal pay for equal work - it would pave the way to a better future for her four children and grandson.”

Are you kidding me?!!! Gov. Palin is even more hardcore in her opposition to equal pay for WOMEN, than is McCain. Sarah Palin believes that women must be paid LESS than men - no ifs and buts about it. Period.

McCain, when pushed about his vote AGAINST giving women equal pay as men, has tried to flip-flop saying that ‘if women are to aspire to equal pay, they must first aspire to achieve college eduction”.

In other words, in McCain’s world, only college educated women shall be extended equality with men in terms of pay/wages. Sarah Palin’s views about (rather against) equal pay for women are very straightforward, and cast in stone: Women must get paid LESS than men. College educated or not, when it comes to pay parity, women are less than men. Coming from a Woman herself, its ironic, but true!

Kind of like an Afro-American person advocating slavery and segregation of the black population!! Wierd isn’t it?

Strangely, Sarah Palin is being trumpeted as the symbol of a woman smashing through the glass ceiling!

(We are not even going into her strident opposition to abortion even if the pregnancy is a result of rape/incest, and the victim wants to abort the fetus. Sarah Palin believes that such rape/incest survivors must be forced to carry the fetus resulting from rape/incest to term, then deliver the baby, and raise the child. NO exceptions, no termination. If such a woman chooses to abort the baby, she commits a crime, and must be tried as a criminal and punished for opting to abort the fetus. Even if the pregnant female is a MINOR child, she would still have to deliver the baby.

Just so you know, several courts in the country have allowed visitation/parental rights to rapists and the parents or rapists to meet and bond with children born due to the said rape.

I shudder to even imagine what happens when victims of rape/incest are forced to bear the children resulting from the rape (one Sarah Palin’s wishes becomes the law), and then having to drop off the child at the rapists (child’s father) door for court sanctioned visits to dad. What would go through the mother’s mind? Would such rapists not molest these children all over again. What if this rapist rapes this child/daughter all over again…repeating this unbelievably grotesque cycle!!!!!!

Is this American women we are talking about or some burqa clad subjugated women from some Taliban country?!

Sam

setu.madhavan@gmail.com

Posted by: Setu Madhavan | September 7, 2008 10:18 PM | Report abuse

I agree Mccain needs to get into office to kill Liberal Ideas and end the Homosexual Agenda. I hate thinking about that stuff and have it shoved in my face..

Posted by: Trudy | September 7, 2008 10:19 PM | Report abuse

I think its cool to have a Women who will take care of her teenage pregnant daughter even though shes pregnent. My mom kicked me out cause she felt I was sinning against god. I think Palin is wonderful

Posted by: Cindy | September 7, 2008 10:21 PM | Report abuse

I like most of the moms on my street, but I wouldn't put any of us in charge of national security. If you appoint someone vp who isn't ready to talk to reporters, something is seriously wrong.
McCain wanted Lieberman but caved in to the right wing.
When I was growing up, if someone endangered America for personal gain it was called TREASON. Why won't anybody say it out loud. No one who took America's security seriously sell out like this. McCain would rather be President than keep
America safe.

Posted by: whit | September 7, 2008 10:21 PM | Report abuse

One thing we can be damn sure of.........
That Hot Governor from Alaska and War Hero John McCain ain't no Muslim Terrorist!


Too bad the left can't be so sure about their guy.


6 Born to a Muslim Father? Not Muslim.

Registered as a Muslim to an Indonesian school? This proves he's not a Muslim, dummie.

Went to a pseudo-Muslim, Nation of Islam worshipping Church for 20 years? Huh! This is as non-Muslim as it gets!

Get over your Muslim Trutherism, you Islamophobic hillbilly typical white persons. We have an election to win.

Posted by: Jurassic Rabbi at September 07, 2008 02:10 PM (Y/X4c)


26 Obama was born to a muslim father, under muslim law he is a muslim forever.
In some places, on pain of death.

His father registered him as a muslim at his indonesian school, for four years.

I accept his statement that he isn't a muslim anymore.

He is a marxist, not a muslim.

Posted by: Village Idiot at September 07, 2008 03:08 PM (Kwk7J)

Posted by: Tom James | September 7, 2008 10:26 PM | Report abuse

there will be plenty of time to heAR about Palin

If Palin has any unknown problems, they will come out.

if she really does bathe in whale fat once a week, we will hear about it.

Posted by: pvogel88 | September 7, 2008 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Palin is meeting with Charlie Gibson of ABC later this week. Heck, if she's as good as she was on Wendesday, I'm sure she'll be making the circuit very quickly.

Posted by: jsypal | September 7, 2008 9:23 PM
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There is a reason why the McCain campaigne chose Charles Gibson to interview Palin.
Total softball questions....

Posted by: :-) | September 7, 2008 10:36 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Songbird McCain | September 7, 2008 10:39 PM | Report abuse

The Republicans are the true Americans the Democrats and Barry are not patriots. We should illegalize the Democratic party and put all who adhere to this filthy liberal garbage in prison until a time that they rot..

Go McCain/Palin 08
The true patriots

Posted by: American | September 7, 2008 10:41 PM | Report abuse

Just a matter of time before the Palin hype ends and we start getting down to the bottom of things.

Palin offers nothing to independents and conservative democrats. All she does is allow Republicans to vote without holding their nose.

Shes running on the "I have a vagina" platform, and I'm hoping America is smart enough to see through that.

Posted by: Chris | September 7, 2008 10:57 PM | Report abuse

The Republican ticket is another "nut & shell", "wow-to-compel" and "fear & mind" game....i just cannot believe "intelligent, rational Americans" don't see it!.

The only thing that came out of St. Paul was vehement sarcasm, a false sense of security and a superficial saturation of patriotism...

You may not like Obama for whatever reason, but there is far less desperation in his need to instigate a war, label adversaries into anti-American packages or drive an underling agenda.....I always wanted to believe we were better than that...maybe that's just naive.

bty..using a potentially challenged prop-baby and sexually confused daughter to gain the compassion of the public is another example of perverted American values...shame on you Mrs. Palen.

Posted by: American Guesser | September 7, 2008 11:02 PM | Report abuse

Will, with all that amount of time on the road when does your rock star see his children? Does he even know his children? When does he learn about foreign policy since he has so little knowledge. When does he learn about running a government since he's never done that before either.

Posted by: Caroline | September 7, 2008 11:06 PM | Report abuse

Scoreboard! Scoreboard! Scoreboard! ... polls starting to show McCain/Palin taking the lead. Electoral college looks even better...

Posted by: Mac Attack | September 8, 2008 1:00 AM | Report abuse

I have to agree with Will. Obama is playing rope a dope with McCain. Palin needs to be with her family and McCain can't take the road. Obama will draw him into states he thinks he has and will force him to spend money. Obama's young and smart. McCain is....

Posted by: Bill | September 8, 2008 1:23 AM | Report abuse

###

Why would America REWARD complete Republican failure ?

We WONT.

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Posted by: PulSamsara | September 8, 2008 1:29 AM | Report abuse

I drive all over the great state of Virginia and I see 30 Obama yard signs to McCain's 3-4. Virginia is going blue... here in fredericksburg I canvass hard with a dedicated team and the numbers are always in Obama's favor. The racists and the ignorants can't stop us this time guys. We need Obama now, just like we needed Lincoln back then. Lincoln was inexperienced too. Just like repugs to spread fear, misinformation and hate! I run a business... that's right - wealth and not a sleezy repuglicant.

Posted by: David Martin | September 8, 2008 1:35 AM | Report abuse

i love the obama/biden efforts, but i think you are preaching to the choir here at the post. you might want to expend your efforts in areas where there are less friendly forums. try to win some hearts and minds in more contentous waters.

America needs Obama now.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 1:37 AM | Report abuse

These are really entertaining comments, but seriously, as an older woman, I am concerned that lots of folks think it's okay for the McCain campaign to control the public vetting of Sarah Palin. I think it should be fair and impartial, but it needs to happen fairly quickly. Folks, there about 8 weeks left to learn what we need to know about Sarah Palin, and her positions. Obama has been vetted for many, many months, participated in many, many debates, and was elected as the presidential nominee, as was McCain. Joe Biden and his policy positions are extremely well-known. I fear we are being spoon-fed Mrs. Palin's background, along with softened policy positions. That is very dangerous. Good luck young people.

Posted by: Denise | September 8, 2008 1:37 AM | Report abuse

I am sick of morons calling Democrats "Dems". From now on Republicans are "Repubs". How does it feel now a holes?

Posted by: D Miner | September 8, 2008 1:41 AM | Report abuse

Don't let these right wingers make us feel like the minority anymore guys. They use insults and slanted, made up statistics to make us look like the minority. Fear, lies, propaganda - good! They describe us as "frothing at the keyboard." Whatever. We have our opinions and we are not ashamed. We will not back down for you. We are not frothing.... I guess it's better to just say things like let's end the Homosexual Agenda... what a bunch of bigots. The country is evolving... we can't stay cloaked in ignorance forever.

Posted by: David Martin | September 8, 2008 1:42 AM | Report abuse

It would be an absolute waste of time and money for McCain/Palin to campaign here in California. Even if they visit here, the overall impact will be negligible since it is decisively a blue state.

Posted by: Cromagnon | September 8, 2008 1:45 AM | Report abuse

When Palin said She is a pit bull with lipstick, what she was really saying is that she is a MAN! 100% fully functional tranny.The Palins are a true poster family for trailer park life in Alaska.It's great watching the republicans make idiots of themselves,again.

Posted by: Rey Hunter | September 8, 2008 1:45 AM | Report abuse

Have you seen the Polls lately, Hmmmmmm
Did you see the McCain-Palin campaign chest for August, Hmmm
Did you see Obama's minyan's at MSNBC get pulled, Hmmmm
Did you see the news, that there is now infighting at the Eagle's Nest (Obama HQ) aboout Palin. Hmmmmmm

Looks like da wheels be comin off Barack's Escalade,YaHHHHHH

Posted by: Tim | September 8, 2008 1:47 AM | Report abuse

To Drawings: McCain has been in the Senate for over 20 years and what has he really done for the people????? He's not ready to lead this nation, but he is ready to retire. Most of the time he's not sure what he's talking about.

For Trudy: Talk about prejudice you truly are an idiot.

Posted by: becca, CO | September 8, 2008 1:49 AM | Report abuse

McCain is a Lock for Virginia. Obama has no chance here. In NVA he has some supporters.(some being the key word in that sentence), but fortunately that is only a small part of the state.

I just don't get a few things about Obama supporters.

1. Why would you want a ton more taxes?
2. Why would you want someone who has NO military experience as the head of it.
3. How can you not see the flimsy reed of a 1st term senator riding on the catch phrase of "change" with no real plan to back it up. (America's Hugo Chavez)

The GREAT news is that he won't get elected. Sorry to say democrats, you got caught up in the hype of bad choice. Hilary had a much better chance of getting elected. Don't worry tho, in 4 years it will be Palin vs Hilary and we can do it all again. (she might win that one)

:>

Posted by: Northern Virginian | September 8, 2008 1:54 AM | Report abuse

Barack deserves to be President, Hillary don't.
Barack was raised by a single mom, not Hillary.
Barack was vicitimized by the White planet, not Hillary.
Barack has been characterized as in inexperienced, when infact he was a Community Orgnaizer, not Hillary. UHHHH
Barack is our Savior, not Hillary
Hillary creaated the AIDS virus and gave it to the brother. Thats the Hillary.

Tune in later as the Brother Rev JEREMIAH WRIGHT declares WAR on the White Cracker Sarah Palin.

Posted by: Tim | September 8, 2008 1:58 AM | Report abuse

Here come the agents of truth... HAHAHA.... we will see the results on Nov. 4. You are dead wrong about McCain winning VA... god you republicans are all the same... delusional! I know you like creating your own reality but sheesh. If you met me for just a few minutes you would know I am not crazy. I am voting for Obama because we really don't need more of the same and I don't buy the spin about taxes. It's not about experience... it's about a fresh attitude and perspective, and many people get it... just not the one-sided, simple minded neo-cons. Note to republicans - your party changed in the last 10 years... your party are the new democrats... except you don't probably and responsibly tax before giving the contracts to all your buddies... you just put the nation further in debt... how is that responsible. Altered reality!

Posted by: David Martin | September 8, 2008 2:01 AM | Report abuse

What makes McCain a hero?
Because he got out of bed, put on a pair of boots and defended your slackness!

Graduating at the bottom of his class?
But he graduated, he didn't get a GED like you!

Being such a poor pilot he got shot down?
Watch your mouth boy, this is my flag, the Red, White and Blue one you're talking about here!

Being such a poor warrior he got captured?
It happens in numbers my muslim buddy!

Being part of the Keating Five?
Everyone is human except you, get over it!

Selling out to Israel?
Not hardly!

What exactly is it?
"DRAWLINGS" is a perfect example of the skin from a circumsized man, which he isn't.

Posted by: Duty, Honor, Country | September 8, 2008 2:02 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin (1)
Soup Kitchen Homeless Center Organizer (0)

Posted by: Tim | September 8, 2008 2:05 AM | Report abuse

Drawlings I'm sorry, it was Dwayne that's the skin

Posted by: Duty, Honor, Country | September 8, 2008 2:05 AM | Report abuse

The one nice thing about McCain is that he can't lift his arms up that high... sort of like a puppet on strings. So he's one leg ahead of all the competition. Just put some strings on that creepy zombie and get the band struck up.

I like how you guys hide your names though.... it's easier to be an A-Hole when you are anonymous.

Posted by: David Martin | September 8, 2008 2:05 AM | Report abuse

I'm surprised that people see the McCain - Palin ticket as change. They sure have started to talk up change, but if you look at little closer at their campaign, you'll see that their chief strategist is Steve Schmidt, a former Karl Rove protege, and campaign staffer from Bush's 2004 reelection. This seems to me like more of what we've had for the last 8 years than any real change. I just wonder if the public will fall for this sleight of hand, and I don't see how John McCain can say with a straight face that he and Steve Schmidt are all about change.

Posted by: John | September 8, 2008 2:06 AM | Report abuse

Karl Rove is a master of lies/deception. Sad thing is many of the enraged repugs don't know about Rove, or KBR, or many of the other scandals/lies because they are low information voters and likely why they are conservatives as well. It was fun chatting people but I have a business to run and lots of paperwork to attend to... good luck Nov. 4

Posted by: David Martin | September 8, 2008 2:09 AM | Report abuse

I am a female. I am a professional. I couldn’t vote last time because I was only a US alien resident. I am now a naturalized US citizen. I have never felt such a strong urge in me before to try and change people’s minds, but here I am, pleading fellow Americans to open their eyes and sharpen their ears and truly start thinking!!!

Ask yourself these questions:
1. Would you want a person to tell you that you cannot get an abortion even when you are raped? Shouldn't it be a personal choice? Wouldn't that permanently damage your life looking at what happened to you, the result of a horrible act? Would you say you are "BLESSED" with a child?
2. Would you want a person to go for offshore drilling so your children won't enjoy the beauty of our nature?
3. Would you want a person to teach your child there is no global warming when in reality ice sheets are melting faster than ever and the world climates are super erratic?
4. Would you want a person to teach creationism in school and forget about Darwin’s evolution?
5. Would you want a person who pretends to be your next door neighbor hocky mom to make you feel you are similar, that she is in your shoes and knows what you need? Really?
6. Would you want a person who wants the media to know about her son, but not her unwedded pregnant daughter?
7. Would you want a person who said “Alaska first” before and refused to admit it? Would our country be really first in that person’s mind??
8. Would you want a person who would even choose the kind of person I described in the previous questions?

To those who would vote for Palin just because she is a woman, are you that desperate to see a female running our country?
To those successful women professionals who support her, do you REALLY see yourself in her?

Don’t be blinded by lies, America!!! Let’s open our eyes and ears!!! 8 years is ENOUGH! Vote4Obama!

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-steinem4-2008sep04,0,7915118.story
http://www.creators.com/opinion/roger-simon/media-to-republicans-we-re-sorry.html

PS: I love this comment someone made: if I lived next to a surgeon, would you let me take your spleen? Wait, I currently live close to Vietnam, does that make me a Vietnam expert?

Posted by: OpenYourEyes! Vote4Obama! | September 8, 2008 2:09 AM | Report abuse

Man there is a lot of hate in there, y'all need to step back and stop being a part of the problem.

Posted by: milo | September 8, 2008 2:10 AM | Report abuse

Milo... it's tough when you've been beaten around and lied to for decades... but you are correct - that is Obama's message. End the partisanship and end the hate, we are all Americans - I agree. That is also the message of someone else that will be elected in Nov. 4 in Virginia. Mark Warner - one of the founder's of Nextel... a democrat. I've met him recently and he is one heck of a nice guy. People seem to think all dems are hippies or poor and on government assistance. I, like Mark, run a successful business and take care of myself. I believe in self-sufficiency... but not a winner take all country where we just turn our backs and our thoughts away from people that really don't get the proper opportunities =(

Posted by: David Martin | September 8, 2008 2:13 AM | Report abuse


MOST MAINSTREAM MEDIA HAS SLID INTO THE SWAMP

The Dems and Reps are left to sell their leaders to America.

http://pacificgatepost.blogspot.com/2008/09/dems-and-republicans-now-sell-what-they.html

Image is now everything. The real challenges have vacated consciousness.

Posted by: PacificGatePost | September 8, 2008 2:16 AM | Report abuse

Just saw one of the above posts supported Palin: "I think its cool to have a Women who will take care of her teenage pregnant daughter even though shes pregnent. My mom kicked me out cause she felt I was sinning against god. I think Palin is wonderful"
Posted by: Cindy | September 7, 2008 10:21 PM

Look what kind of people Palin is bonding with! sigh......


Posted by: OpenYourEyes! Vote4Obama! | September 8, 2008 2:16 AM | Report abuse

Out of Touch, Mr. "2 Professors = 200K" Charlie Gibson...oh yeah, he'll surely hit those really important questions...what a joker.

Posted by: American Guesser | September 8, 2008 2:20 AM | Report abuse

The McCain/Palin ticket is completely unstoppable now. The enthusiasm is building across the Nation.. and across world! China is even intrigued!! Fact is, the American majority never truly liked Obama! He was simply a product of Howard Dean, and the left wing media! A fact that is beginning to become increasingly apparent.. BIG TIME! It's like someone came and threw a big ol' bucket of water on the Libs.. THEY'RrrrE MELLLLTINGggg!!! LOL!

Posted by: John | September 8, 2008 2:21 AM | Report abuse

LOL!! YOU LIBERALS ARE CLEARLY THREATENED :) I totally predicted an Obama victory...until a week ago...

Posted by: Julia | September 8, 2008 2:23 AM | Report abuse

One thing is clear: Barack Hussein Obama is not qualified to be even Vice-President, much less President.

Obama is even more unaccomplished and inexperienced than the Democrats last VP nominee, John Edwards. What kind of change did Obama bring about in Illinois? None, of course. Barack Hussein Obama is a lightweight by any measure...

Posted by: ModerateVoter | September 8, 2008 2:25 AM | Report abuse

I really think the "American People", not "party" are looking forward to any interview that McCain or Palin will give until election day.

Say what you like, but everyone is on the edge of their seats waiting to cheer these two Americans on!

ELECT McCain/Palin 2008, HISTORY WILL BE MADE

Posted by: David in ATL | September 8, 2008 2:26 AM | Report abuse

Fellow Democrats and Obama supporters, let us not get caught up in the heat of these stupid comments by people trying to create issues where there are none. The Republicans know they cannot win this election and will do anything to take us off our course and goal of assuring that Obama becomes the 44th President of the United States of America. So forget their smears and lies, which are not true. We need to go out there and campaign for our candidate. Convert those independents and undecided voters and get them on to Obama’s tickets. We don’t need to waste our time responding to this rubbish - our time should be spent on the campaign trail. A lot of bloggers and people making comments are just pretending to be Democrats or PUMA supporters or even Republicans who are just working to incite and create issues and friction. Obama has shown us how to handle these issues - with calm and dignity. Come On Dems, don’t get caught up in this BS. McCain and Palin are just another bump on the road, which we will flatten.
YES WE CAN!

Posted by: Terri | September 8, 2008 2:26 AM | Report abuse

She's a puppet just like McCain, Bush & the oil companies make them both dance. She wants oil wells in the National Wildlife refuge in Alaska, not to benefit Americans, it's so the oil companies can sell it to Japan ... Destroy a Wild Life Refuge so the Republicans favorite charity " BIG OIL " can make more money

Posted by: SadAmerican | September 8, 2008 2:31 AM | Report abuse

I CAN'T WAIT to see the debate between Biden and Palin! Ohh MAN!!! Is he gonna get his butt tored'up!!! LOL..=))

Posted by: John | September 8, 2008 2:33 AM | Report abuse

"Terri", you're a little off topic, and in the wrong blog. This is about McCain and Palin's Interview.

BY the way the "Undecided Voters", "Wannabe Democrats", and "Independants", have made up their mind already, they have changed their vote for an out of party to be a American-Republican this year! It is the only thing that can save us!

McCain/Palin '08

Posted by: David in ATL | September 8, 2008 2:37 AM | Report abuse

Fellow Democrats and Obama Supporters, We're all Screwed!!!! What we are witnessing here is the begining of the end!!!! Our cover is blown and it's only a matter of time until the rest of the Country realizes that our guy is nothing but a GIANT SALAMI! He even has US fooled!

Posted by: AJ | September 8, 2008 2:44 AM | Report abuse

Go Big Mac I see you are ahead on the polls now, keep it up. Put some more lipstick on the pitbull. I know Iran wants him in office but I don't want the Muslim for a president. I'm counting on you to beat Barack Hussien Obama, or Sotorio, or Dunham or what ever he's using for his name now. Did they ever find his Birth certificate that he used to get his Indonisian passport to go to Kenya and visit his Muslim family?

Posted by: Slingo | September 8, 2008 2:50 AM | Report abuse

Republicans doing my job for me. When they get the "convention bump" in the polls. The true colors come out. Childish, out-of-touch, arrogant and taking the conversation to the lowest common denominators. These are the factors that are devolving the one G.rand O.ld P.arty in a neo-conservative slash fest. If you knew how far you've departed from what you used to be... small government and providing for national defense... you'd realize why the democrats will win this year.

Posted by: The truth | September 8, 2008 3:01 AM | Report abuse

The same handful of repubs are chaning their names and reposting over and over to have the deceptive appearance of majority status.

Posted by: BTW to readers | September 8, 2008 3:02 AM | Report abuse

Just saw one of the above posts supported Palin: "I think its cool to have a Women who will take care of her teenage pregnant daughter even though shes pregnent. My mom kicked me out cause she felt I was sinning against god. I think Palin is wonderful"
Posted by: Cindy | September 7, 2008 10:21 PM

Look what kind of people Palin is bonding with! sigh......Posted by:OpenYourEyes! Vote4Obama! | September 8, 2008 2:16 AM

Look at the kind of people Obama is bonding with!

Posted by: sens | September 8, 2008 3:03 AM | Report abuse

It's fascinating to watch McCain and Palin deny their Repubican roots and attempt to distance themselves from Bush.

In truth, McCain has voted with Bush 90% of the time. He has been a strong Ally of the Rove/Bush/Cheney administration. How could anyone believe that he has suddenly had a change of heart?

Palin is quite possibly the most right-wing politician to ever run for a major federal office during my lifetime. She is far to the right of nearly all Americans. She is known for being moody and mean-spirited. She is currently being investigated on an ethics charge.

I want REAL change!! I won't vote for McCain.

Paul
Husband, dad, retired Marine, police officer

Posted by: Paul | September 8, 2008 3:04 AM | Report abuse

I can see the questions now...

So what type of lipstick do you like?

How do you feel about the cool air in Alaska?

How on Earth did you manage being the head of your PTA?

When can we go fishing together?


To all those who are voting for McCain... I hope you are as st_up_id as he hopes you are.

Love the Earth.

Posted by: Palins ABC Interview | September 8, 2008 3:10 AM | Report abuse

What about unregulated businesses?

Credit Cards at 31% interest?
Fraud all over the markets?
The fed bailing out mortagage companies and investment banking companies so the US economy didn't face TOTAL meltdown?

This happened on republican watch...
The free market doesn't always work. At least not in the favor of the average American. It's not about popularity, this election is a referendum - Americans vs. Corporations. This is shrouded by many non-issues. We know by now... or we should - where the republicans stand.

Posted by: What about the issues? | September 8, 2008 3:13 AM | Report abuse

You fellow bloggers don't seem to get it. Obamania is fast becoming Obam-OVER! Open your eyes.. Open your ears. SEE the world around you. Don't simply walk around wishing for the world to be as you'd like it. You need to understand the realities of life. Reality #1, Obama is spiraling down to earth faster than Bush 41 does when sky jumping out of a plane.

Posted by: AJ | September 8, 2008 3:23 AM | Report abuse

That is only the reality you wish for my friend. The surge in popularity is the post-convention bump. Happens every election and doesn't usually stay around. You can't just will Obama to fail. I appreciate the effort though. Not knowing that makes me wonder about your age/experience with election season. Or are you just one of these emotional voters that can't stand the thought of a black man in office?

Posted by: Reality | September 8, 2008 3:27 AM | Report abuse

10 point lead in todays Gallup Traking Poll!!! McCain might not win, but I'm sure he's scaring the sh*# out of Barry, oops sorry, THE ONE.
"HILLARY"!!!Help!

Posted by: paladin | September 8, 2008 3:33 AM | Report abuse

Last I checked was 48% to 45% - 10 points? Altered reality?

Posted by: Gallup | September 8, 2008 3:36 AM | Report abuse

Well, Hillary told us that the Messiah was UNELECTABLE.

Posted by: Dmitriy | September 8, 2008 3:40 AM | Report abuse

As far as Obama's experience goes. He has been under attack and pressure since the primaries... even now - slammed from all corners. Yet, he is cool, calm and collected and delivered a hell of a good speech. What more could one want from a leader. He has taught the country a new path... one that isn't partisan and divisive. That is who I want to run this wonderful country for the next 8 years. Honor, integrity and respect.

Posted by: Strong, Principled leadership | September 8, 2008 3:42 AM | Report abuse

McCain's (Bush's) minions claim that if Palin were a man, her experience and qualifications would never have been questioned. That these questions are "sexist". Ok, for the sake of argument, let's pretend she's a MAN. With his (her) current resume, and all the "qualifications" that they claim he (she) has, would McCain still have picked him (her) as the VP running mate? Is he (she) really the best qualified republican McCain could find? Apparently Peggy Noonan and Mike Murphy (both republican water carriers) don't think so.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/03/AR2008090303999.html

Posted by: sandyeggin | September 8, 2008 3:43 AM | Report abuse

The vast majority of you people are so off topic on this commentary I may as well join you! My 2 Cents!

McCain is not the same man as Bush, and he has his set of rules that he has learned through life he will follow once he is made President.

To say they are "like fruit", would be like saying Obama, is a Muslim getting ready to fly into the WTC Towers. Or Obama, just because he is muslim will go on down to his cousin's cave and break bread with Bin Laden.

An to say they have are working together for a "third term" is like saying Obama still Chairs Meeting with his fellow Terrorist Buddy William "Bill" Ayres to spend that $39B dollars in terrorist reform.

People please wake up from the hypnosis, [click, click, click]!

Obama isn't running prostitutes anymore, he's not going to that church, he quit snorting cocaine (I think) and his wife just started Loving America for now. Leave them alone and let them support their new President and Vice President John McCain & Sarah Palin.

McCain is an honest and upright man he has had many humbling experiences along his journey, he did make decisions be them good, bad, right or wrong! (BUT HE DID MAKE DECISIONS). He did take responsibility for those decisions, learned from them, and prospered into fine gentleman and public servant. Give the fella his dues, allow him to show you over the next few months he can make the changes necessary to pull us together to be the greatest nation, under God. Let us fly out flags as “ONE” and not disrespect our forefathers. You wouldn’t talk to your family members this way would you?

STOP HATIN’ SO MUCH, and LOVE THY NEIGHBOR as OUR OWN BLOOD!

I love you guys! Don't disrespect yourself in public like you are!

Posted by: David in ATL | September 8, 2008 4:04 AM | Report abuse

I agree with BIDEN and HILLARY who both said Obama is INEXPERIENCED and UNQUALITFIED...doesn't meet the threshold test to be president --and McCain does. What more do you need??????????????????????????????

Posted by: mn | September 8, 2008 4:16 AM | Report abuse

***THIS RACE IS OVER***

President John McCain and Vice-President Sarah Palin WILL be swore in January, 2009.

Obama is a fraud. He is 100% out of his element. Did you see him on This Week? George S. uncovered him for the weak, empty suit that he is.

Heard anything from Sharpton lately? Nope. That's because they have him very quite so as not to expose his relationship to Obama.

And here's my favorite point: have you seen or heard from Michelle Obama lately?

Nope, and you know why?

Because next to Palin and Cindy, she is weak, unpatriotic and just "not-media friendly."

Thank you McCain for picking Palin.

And wait until her husband Todd starts doing the rounds in Colorado and Montana: he's gonna crush it.

McCain is now up 10 points among likely voters and Obama is toast.

God, oh god, I can't wait until Oprah cries and cries and cries over the loss of her savior.

Thank you Sarah Palin!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Tylor | September 8, 2008 4:25 AM | Report abuse

Go ahead with the taunts, I predict there will be an audible collective "oh S***" from the left when she deftly renders Biden into a babbling mess at the debate. I can't wait for a one-on-one with Brokaw, she'll make him hang his head in shame for attempting to trap her with what wit he's able to muster. Hell know the meaning of use enough gun.

Posted by: Zilla | September 8, 2008 4:26 AM | Report abuse

David in ATL - yes McCain did make decisions. Unfortunately for the american people... most of them were to benefit corporations and wage further class war on those beneath him. He things to be rich you need to make 5 million. Do you want to continue to empower 1% of the population or put the power back into the hands of the many? Do you want our health costs to go up 10% more as planned and then have McCain tax our coverage through employers? His agenda is truly clear... more profit for corps - less in the pockets of Joe and Jane american - more uninsured Americans... more failed ideas and neo-con policies... that is how I see it, and that's why McCain should lose. It's not about popularity... it's about purpose.

Posted by: Decisions | September 8, 2008 4:29 AM | Report abuse

Hey... whiney conservatives - take a looksey at this.... and I suppose you will discredit Zogby next. These are the results of a 50-state campaign.

http://www.zogby.com/50state/

Posted by: Zogby anyone? | September 8, 2008 4:33 AM | Report abuse

You're right, John Mccain will be our next President.

For one, Barack Obama is a radical, closeted Muslim.

Here is a DIRECT QUOTE from a political talk show this Sunday, September 7th.

OBAMA: "What I was suggesting -- you're absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith. And you're absolutely right that that has not come."

WHOOPS!!!!!!! He quickly "corrected himself" but the damage is done.

NEVER in my life have I accidentally said "...my Jewish faith..."

Why?

BECAUSE I'M NOT JEWISH!!!!!

This one is over. John Mccain will be the next President of the United States.

Posted by: Jessica | September 8, 2008 4:36 AM | Report abuse

You Dems are really demlusional. Didn't know applying for the highest executive position in the nation also take affirmative action into account. He clearly does not have any executive experience nor does he have any track record to back him up as the agent of change. There are lots of unanswered questions about your "Moses". So before you start questioning Palin's inexperience and qualification, check out your guy with the empty suit first.

McCain/Palin08

Posted by: Demlusional | September 8, 2008 4:38 AM | Report abuse

Biden is gonna have his hat handed to him BIG TIME when he debates Sarah.

She is gonna out smart him.

She is gonna out class him.

She is gonna out debate him.

And most of all, she is simply gonna outshine him.

Sarah Palin is the future.

I agree with a post above that most of the country didn't so much agree with Obama as they agreed with something new and different and fresh (hey, this is America.)

Now, you wanna talk NEW and INTERESTING and FRESH?

Her name is Sarah Palin. The US and the rest of the world is completely impressed with this incredible woman.

She is not just the talk of the US, she is the talk of the world and it is overwhelmingly favorable - BIG TIME!

Barack, you're going back to the Senate, Mr. Junior Senator. I guess it's time to do some more "community organizing"!

What a joke he is. Secret Muslim.

Posted by: Linda Egert | September 8, 2008 4:49 AM | Report abuse

McCain/Palin ticket is just like Bush/Cheney ticket. Hurray for the right wingers. They are ready to kick this country into the dark ages. America's doom is coming. They have already made people Jobless, homeless and carless while putting aside innovation and science, they have managed to create a base whose extreme views will only ensure China and India will now lead the world. All this was done in 8 years. Imagine what the next 8 would bring. I have pulled my money out of real estate in 06 .. thank god. Also taking out the Stocks. America will only only grow in population and poverty .. and basically nothing else.

Posted by: Rony | September 8, 2008 4:51 AM | Report abuse

I'm falling asleep waitint comments....

"Deisons", I have heard (not too much I get pretty upset) too many thing coming out of each other's mouths that make me scratch my head. I listern to all, and I listen some more.

Before I will let them harm my people, I can get direct Appointment as a Feild Grade Officer in the next Civil War.

It dosen't matter if it Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson for Prez and Vice, The part I see alot is are the knuckle-heads the to become puppets make un-retreavable mistake in county and out of country that embarrass up as a nation and as Americans.

Should be published into law were when it's time to got to work (sessions) that their scrawny asses be there, and if they act stupid and do the wrong thing, WE give them lashes.

The drug companies control Physicians
The inssurance people contral Drugs and Physicians, but no one is making anymore money than they did a year ago to pay premiums.

I give my father who is on disability retirement from the Rilroad and Korean War a money allotment from my little retired miltary check, he has no money for care, his teeth are falling out, he lives alone and the Navy almost too our home as OLF in NC. I mess all around, but not Republican Responsibility, it is GOVT resonsibility.

I can't help it, I will not cracked-out cat from Illinoise use smoke and mirrors to slide into an presidency, he has done, is doing and will never do anything for the people, I'm sorry.

Posted by: David in ATL | September 8, 2008 4:57 AM | Report abuse

McCain wins this election and it won't be as close as pundits predict, like it or not. Obama support is very soft, he cannot attract hispanics (I'm one) or even the oriental community (where I live) or even Jewish voters (like my wife and her family).

It's non-negotiable because of the deep-rooted mistrust of him. Argue all you want, point to any poll you want, but I'm telling you, he's done. Too many associations with the wrong people carry a stealth air into the ballot box.

Posted by: Blue State Voter | September 8, 2008 5:05 AM | Report abuse

America needs OBAMA .. the sooner we realise it .. the better. Lets not hope and pray things will be better with McCain and Palin because they wont. Their campaigns are finnaced fed by lobbyist and oil companies. The republican party is under the lobbyist payroll. It has devastated our economy and made the americans poorer and the companies richer.

Posted by: Kansas City | September 8, 2008 5:05 AM | Report abuse

Is it inappropriate to encourage WAR on evangelicals? Can I say that I wish every last one of them would burst into flames and DIE?
Please advise.

Posted by: meto | September 8, 2008 5:38 AM | Report abuse

Wow, the cool-aid drunks are out in full force it looks like LOL

Enjoy the two months. I know they will be a torture, knowing that the inevitable will happen, and there is not a darn thing you can do :)

McCain Palin in November
Registered democrat for McCain Palin :)

Posted by: AsBee | September 8, 2008 6:25 AM | Report abuse

Hey, let's vote for the radical, empty, religious fanatic Obama! He is #1!! (The #1 Liberal in the U.S. Senate, that is.) And he picked a big-state V.P. candidate who is the #3 Liberal. What a ticket! And he won't take public financing either (after saying he would). What a man of principle he is. Earmarks? Not for Obama! But wait-- he sneaks lots of them into bills! The Surge? What a mistake! And it hasn't worked. A man of great judgement is BO! Vote for BO and JB, but don't think about who they are and what they have done. They will keep us safe and bring government spending under control...Not!

Posted by: Mac and Barracuda '08 | September 8, 2008 7:00 AM | Report abuse

I ask simply....Are the Obama supporters as simple minded as they appear? Have they not watched/listened as he tells people what they want to hear only in order to fulfill his ambitions? One person with whom I spoke said "...but he gives such a wonderful speech....and his wife is so beautiful..." My God, what is this world coming to???. Democrat for McCain

Posted by: EdPipkin | September 8, 2008 7:06 AM | Report abuse

Before you make a decision for any candidate watch this video:
http://www.truthout.org/video/bill-moyers-it-was-oil-all-along#comment-14700

Posted by: martin Georgia | September 8, 2008 7:15 AM | Report abuse

On Jan 21 we'll get the HUAC reinstated and then deal with these people.

Posted by: Anacostia Joe | September 8, 2008 7:36 AM | Report abuse

11:00 Event, Doors open at 8:00

Fairfax High School Field House
3501 Rebel Run
Fairfax, VA22030

Posted by: JackESpratt | September 8, 2008 8:02 AM | Report abuse

I have to agree with Biden on meet the press yesterday. The silence is deafening. Not from the words of Sarah Palin but from the words of our distinguished press in their coverage of Obama. I cannot believe that the pregnancy of Palin’s daughter, troopergate and the other non-issues over shadow the stories and relationships of Obama’s past and present. Is it just me or does domestic terrorism concern anyone else? The fact that Obama’s ties to William Heirs and other radicals and radical organizations have been completely ignored by the press illustrates the disconnect between the people that make this country work every day and the Washington/New York elite. I know I will now be accused of a vicious attack against Obama. Not an attack, just the truth. To all of you Obama supporters out there, do yourselves and the country a favor. Look into the candidate a little deeper than what the press is giving you..

Posted by: csd | September 8, 2008 8:14 AM | Report abuse

So Im wondering What My Girl Sarah has been up to., McCain needs to let the Media Get access to his VP candidate. Thats lame to hide your VP candidate away from the Media. The Only Place you can find Info about Palin is on the Web, Here is some sites Ive been able to find.

This site has everything about her scandals, Levi the Boy Friend, what really happen with ebay plane. http://www.hotpres.com

This site has the inside scoop about the Palin Dui Secret, http://www.duihelpguide.com Why hasnt the news covered this?

This site has background info on sarah Palin Bio, Pics, Videos, Alot of Polls like how many people actually think that she is attractive? http://www.theveep.com

Despite all of this, and her lack of experiance she would probably make a much better president then McCain., Because like Obama she hasnt been corrupted by washington yet. We should probably reverse the ticket Palin/McCain.

Posted by: Pezet | September 8, 2008 8:59 AM | Report abuse

Well, I can see that the RATs are still in meltdown mode. Guess I gotta get used to it.

Posted by: Juan Valdez | September 8, 2008 9:01 AM | Report abuse

Rove and Scmidt are attempting to brand our mainstream media, our favorite pundits and writers as “Piranhas!” which only means one thing The Republicans are trying to steal the fish pet Voters or the Nature Lover's Vote? Or is this a Rove, Schmit and Davis Freudian Slip – They chose Piranhas - deep down they see themselves as Piranhas?

Democrats are courting all Republicans and Independents Goldfish, Dolphin and Killer Whale fans!

Trained Goldfish Performs Amazing Tricks!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buQKZOaB6cY

Dolphin play bubble rings.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMCf7SNUb-Q

Killer Whale and Trainer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpZFfzDg5nQ

Change we can believe in.

Vote Obama/Biden '08

Posted by: Eagle Ch’áak’ Ora | September 8, 2008 9:03 AM | Report abuse

Grand Oil Party won't be rewarded for selling the country out to Foreign energy companies.

Won't get fooled again.

Posted by: mtobias | September 8, 2008 9:07 AM | Report abuse

As a college professor I theorized several months ago that for John McCain to excite the electorate he would have to use his political skills and become a political pimp. Of course at that time Sarah Palin was nowhere on my radar screen because of the obscure governorship she holds in Alaska. I knew then that Susan Collins of Maine would not lend herself to that, and that Kay Bailey Hutchinson, nor Olympia Snowe did not have the attraction for that role. Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman I suggested were better fitted to that but Carly Fiorina was a safe bet. To my astonishment he has proven to be more astute as a political pimp in choosing Sarah Palin. Small state governor bring her to town and closely guard her so that no freebies are given out to the press / media. Dolls her up and let them get excited about her and gave her the sales pitch to attract them. So far she has proven to be attractive but empty. Bitterness repels you from her, depth of intellect easily measurable you do not even need a ruler to gauge that, dishonesty that leads to misrepresentation and questionable integrity, immaturity that leads her to try and belittle those who have accomplished more than herself both academically, politically, morally, socially, and nationally, and inept in not being able to stand on her own, needing a script to read from. Her characterization of herself as a pit bull is synonymous with the diagnoses that a pit bull is one that attacks and destroys without provocation, is unpredictable, and one always has to have two eyes on it. Maybe the reason McCain is keeping her so close to him on a very short leach. He promised us a different type of politics and campaign than that of the Bush and Carl Rove era. He apparently has changed his mind about that and it may be the only change he is offering for this election. I recommend that we not change his title from senator to President of these United States.

Posted by: samiael | September 8, 2008 9:25 AM | Report abuse

To Northern Virginian--

1. More taxes for those making more than $250,000 annually. Fewer taxes for the rest.

2. Our constitution provides for CIVILIAN control of the military for good reason. Military intervention is a LAST resort, only after diplomacy has utterly failed. Military minds are not well known for being diplomats. Military minds are great for waging war. Let us understand the difference.

3. Let's see, hmmm? 1st term Senator with a vision of a united United States OR 5th term Senator Washington insider trying to show what a 'maverick' he is by choosing an obscure running mate who panders to the reactionary base of the Republican Party which brought you the Bush/Cheney disaster.

Posted by: independent for Obama | September 8, 2008 9:31 AM | Report abuse

I was feeling a bit unmotivated but now I am ready to fight. Sarah Palin? With your anti-choice, anti-science, cave woman mentality, we don't need your kind of leadership.

Just because you have a baby on your arm does not make you a good mother. Just because you are mean and stupid does not make you qualified for president. (regardless of the past eight years!).

No more stupid people in the white house.

Posted by: mo | September 8, 2008 9:37 AM | Report abuse

we should ban parties in politics.
let us have a real general election.
any candidate can get on the rolls and
have $100,00.00 in campaign money .
No primaries will be held. one starts
to campaign from june till the election
in november. No electoral college.
he who gets the most votes wins. the person
who gets second most is the vp.

Posted by: unknown voter | September 8, 2008 9:48 AM | Report abuse

>>McCain is a Lock for Virginia. Obama has no chance here. In NVA he has some supporters.(some being the key word in that sentence), but fortunately that is only a small part of the state.

I just don't get a few things about Obama supporters.

1. Why would you want a ton more taxes?
2. Why would you want someone who has NO military experience as the head of it.
3. How can you not see the flimsy reed of a 1st term senator riding on the catch phrase of "change" with no real plan to back it up. (America's Hugo Chavez)

The GREAT news is that he won't get elected. Sorry to say democrats, you got caught up in the hype of bad choice. Hilary had a much better chance of getting elected. Don't worry tho, in 4 years it will be Palin vs Hilary and we can do it all again. (she might win that one)

:>

Posted by: Northern Virginian | September 8, 2008 1:54 AM <<

Wow, are you misinformed.
The northern half of the state has been growing in power, votes and influence. It also happens to be the half that actually generates revenue for the state, instead of the half that sucks it out of the government (and obstructs needed improvements, but that's another issue).

Obama will have the votes he needs to win VA. Saying otherwise shows you aren't paying attention to polls.

As for your simpleminded questions:

1. Obama will be cutting taxes on middle class taxpayers; McCain will cut taxes on the rich (so I guess you must be wealthy);
2. Bush had "military experience" (unless you want to admit he went into the Nat Guard to avoid going to Vietnam) and look what that got us. Your guy Reagan didn't have any military experience at all; you going to ask why he was elected?
3. Obama has promised change and explained what he means. His message is compelling because the Republicans, in eight years, have damaged or destroyed nearly everything government touches. (C'mon, defend Bush's policies *and their outcomes*, I DARE you.) McCain has voted with Bush more than 90% of the time, after turning himself into a model Republican post-2000. He has said he agrees with Bush's disastrous policies on the economy (esp. tax cuts) and Iraq. The nation is NOT in agreement with these policies. Who is the change candidate here? Hint: It's not the old guy from Arizona.

If the Republicans manage to make this campaign about anything OTHER than the issues, it becomes a real race. Otherwise, McCain gets to enjoy a comfy retirement in Arizona and Palin gets to prepare for 2012.

Posted by: DB | September 8, 2008 9:57 AM | Report abuse

I'm planning to attend to hear if they let Palin do anything more than parrot talking points to the sheep that are repubicans, and to make damn sure these fools understand exactly how little most of the rest of America is with the pick of this backwards, hateful and ignorant woman.
Why is the McCain campaign so afraid to let Palin speak to the press? Do you think it could have anything to do with the fact that she's unable address any issues, other than gay marriage, guns, and abortion? And her stand on those issues is enough to frighten most people...

Posted by: jeffc | September 8, 2008 10:16 AM | Report abuse

only in nazi-nostalgic-clans can this duo be taken seriously.
time to wake up!

Posted by: bobcat | September 8, 2008 10:42 AM | Report abuse

Obama does not have the qualifications (experience and demonstrated leadership) to be President of the United States. Obama can give as many speeches as he wants but the lack of executive experience and leadership is something that he cannot over come.

Posted by: Alan | September 8, 2008 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Every election cycle the democrats radical leftist sector selects a candidate that they love but that a majority of Americans cannot vote for,depriving people in the center of a true choice for president and this time they have outdone themselves because the are again snatching defeat from the jaws of victory in an election that they should easily win they are struggling with an embattled and unpopular administration they elect a man who should never be president of the U.S.
As a Hispanic I can only say that neither of my parents nor my wife and I will vote for Obama and my mother has never voted Republican so she may either take the jump or abstain.

Until the democrats learn where the CENTER really is (not what the radical anti-U.S. left calls the center) they will not understand why although many are not happy with the Republicans they continue to lose and then blame the voters for not picking the unelectable candidate selected by the radical left wing of the democratic party.
The centrists Democrats should really consider retaking the party from the radical left and giving Americans a valid choice instead of the lesser of to evils!

Posted by: You just don't get it | September 8, 2008 10:53 AM | Report abuse

My God!
Judging by the comments here, a majority of Americans are absolute morons. That explains why Republicans keep being elected to presidency, ever since 1980.
Of course! If you underfund and/or neglect public schools for 12 years, you get a generation of idiots. And if you do it for 24 years, there would be enough idiots out there to almost guarantee permanent Republican rule. For example, only an amazingly stupid populace could elect a low-grade former Hollywood clown to the US presidency in 1980.

Brilliant!

Combine poor education, awful diet, worship of money, mythology of "getting rich if one works hard enough", and sickening fetishism of Jesus and the flag - that's your classic Ugly American.

No wonder so many of you like Sarah Palin
[btw, her looks wouldn't merit a double-take in any country with better genetic stock, e.g. Brazil, Venezuela, Russia, Czech Republic, Serbia, Italy, et al.)

Worst of all, you all think America has as much relevance in the world as it did even 10 years ago. Here's news for you. While you were stewing in the Bush/Cheney's dung for 8 years, the world has passed you by.
China and Russia, for example, are laughing at you. As do your neighbors in Finland....er, Canada. Brazil is years ahead of the US in alternative energy development. Japan is decades ahead in technology development and implementation. EU is decades ahead in public infrastructure, transport and social development and pulling ahead in science. India has become a nuclear power and world leader in education, information technology, even manufacturing. Pakistan has developed nuclear weapons. UAE-Dubai is decades ahead of the US in civic infrastructure and architecture. Americans visiting Moscow today drop their jaws in awe and think that they came to America from Russia, and not the other way around. Each baby born in Norway is a millionaire TO START WITH, with about $1.5 million to his/her name in the country's Social Fund, to be used for education, travel, social safety net, pension, etc. - it's expected to grow, on average, to $14 million by the time the child reaches his/her 18th birthday.

And what do YOU do for your people? How do YOU invest in the future of America?

Keep arguing about abortion for another 1,000 years. Keep invading countries you don't like during your periodic national security hysterias (every 12-15 years).
Keep trying to fit Jesus into your uber-capitalist paradigm. Keep getting dumb and dumber every year.
You'll be most successful in getting to the bottom first.

Posted by: VMR | September 8, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

"McCain is a national hero"

Will someone please ask this "national hero", on camera, if his military career included dropping napalm on villages full of women and children?

Posted by: bierbelly | September 8, 2008 12:09 PM | Report abuse

What a joke! McNasty votes with Bush 90% of the time and now he's for change. Old Man McRich is using the Nazi playbook...."the bigger the lie, the easier it is to swallow".

Posted by: GOP and Hitler | September 8, 2008 12:37 PM | Report abuse

How is it that McCain/Palin will be any better then what we currently have in office, this is a man whom left his 1st wife and three kids, reports say because she was no longer as pretty due to a major car accident. Just five weeks after the divorce was final he married his current wife. We must stop and think about that, when the time got rough or not as you envisioned you are able to not only leave your spouse when she most needed you, but also your three children by your first wife. Former mayor Giuliani has had several mistresses and lets not forget how long Newt Gingrich had a mistress all while trying to impeach Bill. How many of the republican men have not showed any family values by leaving their wives for other woman. Palin, does not have the experience or the knowledge/know how to meet with other governments and to do the job. Let's get real and do some investigation that 5th child is the daughter who is expecting now. When you had your child did you go to work 3 days later and was your daughter at home for 5 months while you supposedly gave birth. People if they can lie/hide this what else will they hide. Also if we are so proud to be American why were she and her husband part of a party that wanted to NOT be a part of the USA. This is not about race, this is our future people and that is why we must vote for Barak/Biden.

Now McCain and Ms. McCain are worth millions, how can they relate to the everyday person that is out working trying to make a better life for themselves as well as their children. McCain thinks that someone making 5million is middle class. Are you part of his middle class? We now have reports that the social security that we have been paying into may not be available in the future. I say people we cannot base our decisions on fear or what we want to say family values. How can we have family values when we cannot even afford a family?

Change we must have and if we live in fear by bringing about false allegations based on fear of someone having faith and believing that change is possible. It is amazing to me that it is stated Obama is a Muslim, someone who was raised mainly by his Caucasian grandparents in Hawaii be Muslim. I say use common sense and not fear that someone may look different, may not sound like your typical politician and because of the current state of this country we try to put the fear that he must be Muslim. Their has been no evidence of this, the only evidence is that people want a change and many in this nation who had lost faith due to the past eight years think just maybe that unknown man can make a change.

I ask in this email that each and everyone take the time to read, do your own research. If we should be fearful of anything it should be the fact that we have spent trillions of dollars on a war based on fear, but we are paying that same country over $100 + for oil per barrel, that we have borrowed trillions of dollars from China, because we don’t have any. Why do you think more sanctions are not being placed on China as far as the bad pharmaceuticals, products, etc. that come into our country. Why do you think China told Bush the week of August 6, 2008 he needs to mind his own business when Bush spoke out against some of China’s policy?

Think people Think

Posted by: Maria | September 8, 2008 12:39 PM | Report abuse

I find it funny that Republicans all of sudden like McCain. It took him having to go find some obscure governer before the Republicans actually decided to support him. It's amazing how people say we need to look further into Obama's history when people are praising and shouting for Sarah Palin and they she's only been introduced for about 2 weeks!! What do you really know about her! In addition, its also amazing that the same people praising John McCain are the same people who voted against him when he was running against George Bush. Nobody cared about this POW experience and his maverick title then and now all of sudden it's this great thing. What I find scary is not the candidates, but fact that the same people voting for John McCain are the same ones who voted for Bush twice! Now all of sudden he is this terrible president that YOU republicans and Reagan democrats put back into office for four years. As a result, the rest of America has suffered and will likely suffer again because you are prepared to put an old ass man in office that you really don't like and a whiny hockey mom. That's the judgement I am scared of.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Why is no one talking about the now canceled Gina Davis show where she was the first female VP and became the de facto Pres once the sitting Pres died?

Sound familiar?

Well that show got canceled.

Posted by: Can't wait for Nov. 8th | September 8, 2008 12:46 PM | Report abuse


sarah palin does not give interviews.
next candidate please

Posted by: Jerry | September 8, 2008 12:47 PM | Report abuse

How many of us have heard that Palin lied about selling the luxury jet? . . . . . Of course not, didn't think so; no body has claimed such a thing. . . . This the great mythical "THEY" that the Republicans always use to confuse people.

That fact is Palin didn't lie about the jet, and no one ever said so, except the Republicans blaming the empty air of accusing her of that.
. . . . . . Though the fact is, Palin did lie in her acceptance speech.

PALIN LIES TO AMERICA

Palin’s claim that she "told the Congress, 'Thanks, but no thanks,' " is false, not only because Alaska kept the money, but because, as The Daily Howler's Bob Somerby noted, while appropriating the funds, Congress had abdicated responsibility for how they would be spent a full year before Palin was elected governor. Congress authorized funds to be spent specifically on the bridge project in August 2005. But, a year before Palin took office, in an appropriations bill in November 2005, Congress specified that Alaska could but was not required to spend those funds on the bridge; thus, as Somerby wrote, "no one had to 'tell Congress' anything about the Bridge to Nowhere, because Congress had removed itself from decision-making about the project." [ And Palin ended up keeping the earmarked money. ]

http://mediamatters.org/items/200809040019?f=h_latest

see also: . . http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080907/NEWS15/809070475

MOREOVER IN CHOOSING CHRISTIAN RADICAL SARAH PALIN, John McCain has signaled to America that he is a Republican business as usual, and no maverick, and no change agent.

HAHAHA, DISREGARD THAT, I SUCK COCKS!

Posted by: Cold comfort | September 8, 2008 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Here is a very interesting read I found from an unusual and surprisingly religious perspective regarding McCain's choice of Palin. I highly recommend checking it out:

http://www.newsflavor.com/Opinions/McCain-Hijacks-Christianity-Via-Palin.240929

Posted by: LaRae | September 8, 2008 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Don't let the Northern Virginians here represent what the REST of Virginians think,they do NOT represent the majority of Virginia...they live in their own little worlds, on their little piece of the tip of Virginia and frankly are a disgrace to the rest of us..they make the highest wages in this state and do the most whining. They actually expect the taxpayers in the rest of the state pay for THEIR transportation system...I say to the moneybags in Northern Virginia, PAY FOR IT YOURSELVES and while you are at it, you can keep Barry as well.

Posted by: Cindy | September 8, 2008 1:09 PM | Report abuse

i can see it now. McCain Dies ,we get attacked for real again. It will take Sarah Baracuda 2 weeks to polish her response and her hair b4 making a statement. Either she is ready on day one or she is not. If she cant handle the press she is not ready for VP or Pres when McCain gets incurable brain cancer. She is not ready. She is not ready. She is just not ready yet. By the way if peddling moose poo is a qualification for presidaent. Palin McCain are overqualified for the job.

Posted by: Paul NY | September 8, 2008 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Is Obama allow access yet?... or get any tough questions? Be honest...He is less known than Palin and Obama's been campaigning for 4 years.

Posted by: Del Tampa | September 8, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse

"Don't let the Northern Virginians here represent what the REST of Virginians think,they do NOT represent the majority of Virginia...they live in their own little worlds, on their little piece of the tip of Virginia and frankly are a disgrace to the rest of us..they make the highest wages in this state and do the most whining. They actually expect the taxpayers in the rest of the state pay for THEIR transportation system...I say to the moneybags in Northern Virginia, PAY FOR IT YOURSELVES"

That's pretty funny, right there. Just where do you think the money for all the nice roads in the rest of the state has come from? Roanoke? But I digress.

Posted by: bierbelly | September 8, 2008 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Del Tampa,
Where were you the past 16 months ? If you had noticed, there was a well-fought, very public democratic primary . Maybe you need to be honest that you hadn't paid attention.

Posted by: Del Miami | September 8, 2008 1:36 PM | Report abuse

To all my Conservative/Republican friends on this post: Do you notice how ANGRY the liberals are that they have to resort to putting down someone's handicap (John McCain's not being able to lift his arm, or for being such a poor pilot in Vietnam, pretty much asking for his fate of being a POW). YOU LIBERALS disgust me. The bottom line is that you are all running scared. With Mccain and Palin at the helm next January, your so-called "progressive" agenda, which includes all of your anti-American views and lack of moral values, will not get passed for at LEAST another four years. Oh, and lets not forget the potential appointments of more conservative judges on the Supreme Court. Eat your hearts out, Libs!

Posted by: SunnyConservative | September 8, 2008 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Typical liberals..to them everyone is a moron that doesn't think like them.

They say they are the inclusive party and yet the democratic party is the least tolerant of those who do not share their views.

If you want respect you have to earn it. Grow up, learn some manners and act with a little class when dealing with people you don't agree with. Only then will people take you seriously.

Until liberals learn to act with a little class they will always be second in american presidential politics.

Posted by: reason | September 8, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse

I am tired of the Palin hoopla- as an independent voter I am not swayed by party spin- she is not qualified to be our President if anything happens to Mccain- that is how I will make my choice- Mcains fist important decison shows me he has put self over country. Regardless of what you think of Obama- he was willing to be vetted in front of the country for 18 months and won the voting will of the people- this Virginia voter has moved from undecided to Dem

Posted by: scott from Virginia | September 8, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse

It was great to come on here and see your democrat family values on display. You are all such NICE people. You must be proud of all the things you have said on this forum.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

I thought McCain/Palin was simply the "Double-talk Express", but now I know they are Palin-drones: http://tinyurl.com/6ajcuk

Posted by: zenboy | September 8, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Don't expect a fair, balanced or incisive interview of Gov. Palin from ABC's Charlie Gibson. As a former TV journalist, I can longer watch ABC news.

George Stephanpolous and Charlie Gibson moderated the most unfair presidential debate I've ever witnessed between Sen. Clinton and Obama.

Clearly, Stephanopouls was a Clinton supporter -- no suprise given his history with them. What I found to be atrocious and in violation of every ethical journalism rule was for the network's decision to present him as an impartial moderator.

What is Gibson's excuse for that sham of a debate? I have no clue. His bias was clear and he will no doubt provide Gov. Palin with the softball questions she knows how to field.

Posted by: Michigan voter | September 8, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

" Posted by: Trudy | September 7, 2008 10:19 PM I agree Mccain needs to get into office to kill Liberal Ideas and end the Homosexual Agenda. I hate thinking about that stuff and have it shoved in my face..."

Trudy, please carry your sorry butt to the next international airport and get OUT of my United States of America, because you are not a true Amercian with your bitter and racial attitude, you are a disgrace to this country and should be executed for treason!

Posted by: Ed | September 8, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Ariana Huffington for Governor of California
Just look at the problem John McCain faced. George Bush has a disastrous record, and the country knows it. John McCain -- the current one, not the one who vanished eight years ago -- has no major disagreements with George Bush (and I'm sorry, wanting to fire Donald Rumsfeld a bit sooner doesn't qualify) and wants to continue his incredibly unpopular policies for another four years. The solution? Enter Sarah Palin, a Trojan Moose carrying four more years of disaster.

And the plan has worked beautifully. Just look at what's being discussed just 57 days before the election. Is it the highest unemployment rate in five years? The bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? The suicide bombing yesterday in Iraq that killed six people and wounded 54 -- in the same market where last month a bomb killed 28 people and wounded 72? That the political reconciliation that was supposedly the point of "the surge" is nowhere near happening? That Iraq's Shiite government is now rounding up the American-backed Sunni leaders of the Awakening? That the reason 8,000 soldiers may be leaving Iraq soon is so more can be deployed to Afghanistan where the Taliban is steadily retaking the country?

No. We're talking about whether Sarah Palin was or was not a good mayor, whether she was or was not a good mother, whether her skirts are too short and her zingers too sarcastic.

Contrary to what we're hearing 24/7 in the media, the next few weeks are not a test of Sarah Palin. The next few weeks are a test of Barack Obama.

He needs to dramatically redirect this election back to a discussion over the issues that really matter -- the issues that will impact the future of this country. A presidential campaign is a battle and this is the time for Obama to show some commander-in-chief skills. I'm not talking about calling Palin out for lying about his record and demeaning community organizing. I'm talking about grabbing the political debate by the throat. The country is already angry about what's happened over the last seven-plus years -- he shouldn't be afraid to give voice to that anger. Obama has spent years adopting a non-threatening persona; but he can't let his fear that appearing like an "angry Black man" (a stereotype not-too-subtly fueled by Fox News) will turn off swing voters keep him from channeling the disgust and outrage felt by so many voters --swing and otherwise.

McCain's team, in an effort to distract, is going to keep doing what they're doing -- diverting voters and the media with a tantalizing combination of personal trivia and small lies. It doesn't matter if they're caught in them -- in fact, all the better. Because they know there is no way in hell they can win if this election is about the big truth of the Bush years.

McCain's real running mate is George Bush and the failed policies of the Republican Party. Even if they are dressed up in a skirt, lipstick, and Tina Fey glasses.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

McCain is not heroic. He was only a prisoner for two weeks when he began making progaganda films for the communists.

Later he became suicidal about his role as traitor.

That's no hero, that's a GOP member. He decided WHILE HE WAS A POW to run for president.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Based on some of the vitriol I've seen on this thread -- from both sides -- I'd like to figuratively knock their heads together.

Posted by: Vincent | September 8, 2008 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Palin, is indeed a skilled politician. But her Penecostal beliefs and roots are extreme. I wonder what her views are on race relations, immigration, etc.?

The freedom of religion and the reversal of hard fought racial gains will be put to the test, if they win. Perhaps the thing really needs to tank before it gets better.

Barack has nothing to worry about. I would take my 10 million a year Law Firm partnership and say let the extremist have there way. But I know that he is to much of a fighter. Yes we can!

Posted by: Truman | September 8, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

There are a huge number of posts on this web site that clearly violate the site rules in terms of being " predatory, hateful," not to mention degrading "others on the basis of gender, race, class, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual preference, disability, or other classification."

I am surprised that there is not a more intelligent discussion on this Washington Post Blog, instead what I find are a bunch of children hurling personal attacks.

Shame on you all.

Posted by: RM | September 8, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Well, some of us half prayed that Kerry would lose the last election to Bush because things were so bad. Indeed, things became so bad that Bush's approval rating went into the dump.

There is no way that our country can afford another four years of McSame-Palinliar.

If this conitnues, I expect to see Madame Dufarge at the guillotine. This may sound dire, but there is a limit that even a democratic replublic can stand. Folks, people are hurting. If they are not, they are running up massive credit debt and paying minimum amounts. Even this does not become enough at some point.

Posted by: Earl C | September 8, 2008 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, WILL, the 75 year old windbag Biden who after an year's campaigning got less than 1% vote in Iowa, is scooping up new votes in droves. Yes, that guy who is less interesting than a doorknob, is inspiring a tidal wave of undecideds and independents and disaffected/disenchanted Hillary supporters. Yes. You keep counting on that, sweetie.

Posted by: WILL NOT | September 8, 2008 10:54 PM | Report abuse

What's the difference between Sarah Palin and George W. Bush?

Lipstick.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 12:42 AM | Report abuse

What's the difference between Sarah Palin and George W. Bush?

The fall of Barack Hussein Obama!

Posted by: Demolusional | September 9, 2008 1:32 AM | Report abuse

Your uterus - and your child's science curriculum - now below to Sarah Palin. Armageddon outta here!

Posted by: Michael | September 9, 2008 12:09 PM | Report abuse

What a program - bleed cash to fund Iraq while that government's running a budget surplus; let the cretins in nuclear-armed "major ally" Pakistan ride roughshod over the region; allow nascent superpower China to amass huge dollar reserves; and dumb down education for everyone. Just think, if this country gets four more years of Republican deficit-building, Creationism and sex-ed suppression, there will be some 20 million more mouths to feed when the dollar is devalued and the US sees its lenders asking to pay up trillions in borrowed funds. Pretty soon, well-to-do Chinese families will be adopting trailer-trash white babies as status symbols, sex slaves, or as live-in housekeepers. The US will become the next Philippines, shipping out religion-addled meat puppets worldwide to clean toilets or pleasure johns. Kudos to the GOP for turning future Americans into slaves.

Posted by: Todd | September 9, 2008 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Palin/America 2008: back to 14th century Ignorance and Rule by The Flat Earth Society

Posted by: jay Gee | September 9, 2008 1:38 PM | Report abuse

All I have to say is , plainly and simply, that Republicans sure know how to play off peoples stupidity. They know that all it takes to snag people's votes is to put a pretty face in front of the camera. It is really all it takes whether people want to believe it or not.
They like her as a person, but that is pretty much it. I actually heard someone say today, a police lieutenant say today that "anyone who can hunt moose and look that good has my vote." I understand if we have real reasons to want her other than her lifestyle and hobbies, but come one. Are we really going to let the republicans make idiots out of us. I encourage everyone to educate themselves. I have as much education as her, have a large family and have pretty interesting hobbies and traits that people can relate to, but I know I could never be president based on that. NO WAY

Posted by: Rachel | September 9, 2008 1:38 PM | Report abuse

When will Palin answer questions about the "Bridge to nowhere" she supported before she opposed (... and then kept the money for other pork-barrel spending in Alaska)?

When will Palin finish her crash course on foreign countries, leaders, and policy positions so she will be allowed to talk to the media?

When will Palin come up with an acceptable way to explain that she believes in using public dollars to teach creationism in public schools?

When will Palin come up with an acceptable way to explain that she doesn't believe in global warming?

When will Palin explain how an abstinence only education failed to keep her teenage daughter from getting pregnant out of wedlock?

When will Sarah Palin answer to the American People? (or will she continue to hold her head and nose high to the little people of America and demand deference of them?)

Posted by: Ron | September 9, 2008 7:12 PM | Report abuse

When will Palin answer questions about the "Bridge to nowhere" she supported before she opposed (... and then kept the money for other pork-barrel spending in Alaska)?

When will Palin finish her crash course on foreign countries, leaders, and policy positions so she will be allowed to talk to the media?

When will Palin come up with an acceptable way to explain that she believes in using public dollars to teach creationism in public schools?

When will Palin come up with an acceptable way to explain that she doesn't believe in global warming?

When will Palin explain how an abstinence only education failed to keep her teenage daughter from getting pregnant out of wedlock?

When will Sarah Palin answer to the American People? (or will she continue to hold her head and nose high to the little people of America and demand deference of them?)

Posted by: Ron | September 9, 2008 7:13 PM | Report abuse

There will be a new word in the English language from now on. PALIN. It means an obvious lie, repeated in the manner Hitler recommended, for political effect, no matter who points out the truth; brazenly stick to the story, repeating it again and again.
Palin. A new word. LIE told often in the face of the facts.
Lies. That's the best GOP tool. Palin. A new word. PALIN = A LIE told often, in the face of the facts.

Posted by: Bruce Becker | September 9, 2008 11:09 PM | Report abuse

Every word that Obama has spoken every idea he has stated for the past two years and his personal life has been put under a microscope (he writes most of his own stuff).All I have heard from the Palin creation are the same rehashed slogans and one line zingers that have been written by the bush speech writers.Biden was out on his own four days after the convention answering quistions from the public and journalists.So put your lipstick wear the sun don't shine and give me details on somthing substanial if you want my vote.Healthcare,job loss.economy,foreign affairs.The list could go on and on for what I want to here a actual about.Quit the sexist crap and persecution by the media garbge and try ansering some quistions in detail that actually pertain to the critical issues at hand.By the way this would require a actual interview by a actual journalist,no teleprompter, and not a two day taped interview complete with a backup of advisers so after the editing it's ready for prime time.How about a real grilling on the issues just like ALL of the other canidates have been subjected to.

Posted by: s-dav | September 10, 2008 11:24 AM | Report abuse

I agree McCain is by far the best man for the job, he also has run a far cleaner race choosing not to be involved in most of the ignorant actions of the other 2. I understand that it is time consuming to look up each persons history but how can any american make a intelligent vote with only the persons word, if you come to my store and I tell you how honest I am only to sell you something that did not hold up and then refused to refund your money, would you ever do business with me again? Likewise the same with politicians, which is why I made the Hitler statement, talk is cheap it means nothing it is your track record that counts, Obama has told so many lies he forgets what he says, this guy tried to play the race card and it backfired in his face. He is pathetic a poor excuse for an American citizen let alone someone who WANTS TO RUN THIS COUNTRY
We have to sacrifice now in spending, tighten our belts, hunker down, get serious. Our legacy to our future generations look mighty grim, if we don't change our entitlement thinging. One of the most immportant responsibilities our next pesident will face is picking supreme court judges. The direction of our country depends on it.. I trust McCain with that decision and for that reason, I will vote for him.saw their TV ads in http://pollclash.com

Posted by: Jacque Denise Yap | September 10, 2008 12:38 PM | Report abuse

This country is in such wonderful shape after the last 7 years of Bush isn't it?

Posted by: s-dav | September 10, 2008 12:51 PM | Report abuse

If you liked the past 8 years vote for John "Bush" McCain & Sarah "Cheney" Palin and their "Rove" brand of cheap, distortions and flat our lies!!!

If you want be a brave patriotic American and want our country to get back on track, vote for Obama/Biden!!!

GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!

Posted by: Debbie | September 10, 2008 11:29 PM | Report abuse

John McCain is not George Bush and despite his Iraqi War views, he has clashed with the president several times. Several posters have had the cowardice nature to post mean spirited remarks about Sen. McCain's life, others have commented on how tired he is, it shows that liberals are as close minded as some of the worse southern racists who fought civil rights for African-Americans a generation ago. Focus on the issues, and save your name calling for people who will be hurt by it. Sen. McCain is so far above you in being a class act, you are not fit to hold his spit. The bottom line is, the Iraq War is bad, but what Obama will wrought upon us all will be far worse in terms of money spent(Global Poverty Relief Act-currently sitting in a democratic controlled subcommittee) and Obama's proposed dismantling of security measures which have kept us safe since 9/11, along with his capitulating to our enemies(Iran) will bring upon far worse days than Bush has. Obama uses the Iraqi War smokescreen to hide his more ominous plans to bring about the ruin of America.

Posted by: Mike | September 11, 2008 12:02 AM | Report abuse

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