McCain chooses Tina Fey look-a-like...

Fri, 08/29/2008 - 10:47am
By: Main Stream

...and former beauty queen as his VP.

In an obvious attempt to capture disgruntled Hillary supporters, McCain tapped hockey-mom and Alaska Governor, Sarah Palin (no relation to Michael) as his VP (Palin is currently under investigation for "abuse of power").

"...allegations she abused her office could prove embarrassing for Palin, who got elected in 2006 on an ethics reform platform."



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Submitted by wheeljc on Sat, 08/30/2008 - 12:38pm.

A REAL AMERICAN AS VICE PRESIDENT?? WHAT A NOVEL IDEA!! This was brilliant on McCain's part!! A young governor with executive experience; a Mom with five kids -- one enlisted in the US Army, and another with Downs Syndrome -- ; a husband who is a member of the union, and a TRUE WORKING PERSON; a true Washington outsider; a woman who is intelligent and TOUGH, and PROVEN that she can oust 'good old boys' when they break ethical standards; a reformer; a woman who has worked and succeeded in real jobs, and been responsible for a payroll; a conservationist; and wants this country to become energy independent!! She is also young enough that she will be a FORCE for years to come.

To BOOT—she would not accept the “BRIDGE TO NO WHERE” and advised the Congress if Alaska needed a bridge, Alaska would build it!!

From the initial reaction of the democrat spin monkeys, she has them VERY concerned, if not SCARED! Their initial demeaning of her serving as a mayor was a far cry from the top of their ticket being a community organizer! At least – SHE WAS ELECTED! Think they now regret their tasteless comments … demeaning at best – sexist at worst!

She does not ‘talk about change’, SHE MAKES CHANGES HAPPEN!! Rather than talking the talk as many have done in this campaign, Palin has (past tense) WALKED THE WALK!

Sure that there are many Democrats who heard her speak in Dayton were asking themselves, "WHY DID WE NOT HAVE HILLARY ON THE TICKET?" Think that the Democrats have -- once again -- outsmarted themselves. Her speaking ability will challenge that of Obama. SHE IS STRONG!!

Think that Sen Biden best brush up on his debating skills -- HE WILL NEED THEM!! (Someone also needs to tutor the man with ‘experience’ on US Army organizations – specifically the difference between a ‘battalion’ and a ‘brigade’. Sure would not want this ‘experienced' guy giving the commander-in-chief military advice!

Believe that McCain came a step closer on winning the presidency on August 29, 2008!


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Submitted by JeffC on Sat, 08/30/2008 - 10:51am.

McCain: "I think about whether that person who I select would be most prepared to take my place. And that would be the key criteria."

Palin in the Alaska Business Monthly: “I've been so focused on state government, I haven't really focused much on the war in Iraq. I heard on the news about the new deployments, and while I support our president, Condoleezza Rice and the administration, I want to know that we have an exit plan in place”

McCain's pick is the epitome of weakness; Palin's qualifications being limited to being a religious ideologue and a woman. No candidate who puts national security over politics would ever have made this choice. She would be absolutely clueless in a national security crisis if McCain dies or becomes disabled.

Her selection will excite the base, particularly the easily duped evangelicals who continue to believe that the Republicans are going to legislate their agenda in spite of decades of evidence to the contrary. Her stand on abortion and teaching creationism won't bring anyone new to the party, certainly not Hillary voters.

Once the “newness” of her wears off she will be seen as a disastrous choice that undermined McCain's best argument about experience and called into question McCain's judgment.

Submitted by Nitpickers on Sat, 08/30/2008 - 12:13pm.

The right is scared to death with this choice! That is why they are immediately jumping on the band-wagon to try and forge her out ahead before most actually say, HUH!!!

Hannity and others wrote their speech about what a wonderful pick within minutes!! What else could he and the others of his ilk do?

I have grandchildren in this war and I would sincerely be concerned if John suddenly was incapacitated! Not only that but what would she do with the unemployment? The Inflation? The broken military? The ten trillion dollar deficit? The housing market? The banking debacle?
The infrastructure failures in nearly everything from power to water to roads that we have? The horrid status of our foreign policy?

Hopefully John will survive four years. I fear about that however due this one choice he has made!

This is the same reason that I am voting for McCain and not Obama!!!
How did one administration screw up EVERYTHING so much?

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Submitted by Git Real on Sat, 08/30/2008 - 11:53am.

McCain's pick is the epitome of weakness; Palin's qualifications being limited to being a religious ideologue and a woman. No candidate who puts national security over politics would ever have made this choice. She would be absolutely clueless in a national security crisis if McCain dies or becomes disabled.

Jeff??? And this makes Palin different than the Democrate nominee in what way? Puzzled The good thing about Palin is that she becomes the POTUS only if McCain dies. The inexperienced and unqualified Obama gains full power if elected in November. Why you guys are concerned about Palin and not Obama's qualifications is very puzzling to me in light that this election has boiled down to nothing more than an American Idol episode.

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Submitted by JeffC on Sat, 08/30/2008 - 12:40pm.

As you may remember, I discussed several examples where Obama has made tough calls and had been vindicated in his judgment in a fantastically insightful recent letter to the editor that I wrote:

Obama leads on foreign policy

On critical and fundamental issues like following terrorists into Pakistan, setting a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq, beginning negotiations with rouge states, sending additional troops into Afghanistan and others, Obama has been correct and he has been way out in front of the administration and his Republican detractors. All of these decisions were ridiculed right up until the minute the Bush administration adopted each of them. This proves that he isn't clueless about national security issues and that he has shown excellent judgment even in the face of ridicule. Stacked up against a nominee who “hasn't really thought about Iraq” there is simply no contest or comparison.

Let's face it, this was a Hail Mary pass from McCain that can only be interpreted as an act of desperation and one which undermines his strongest argument; his experienced. It also will focus more attention on his age and health.

I'm just giving a political analysis here. She seems like a great person, a fiscal conservative (one of the few left) with a compelling story. I like her, but she's not ready for prime time and she's not going to help McCain.

I hope you, Mrs. Git and the Gitlets have a great Labor Day weekend!

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Submitted by Main Stream on Sat, 08/30/2008 - 10:56am.

"Her selection will excite the base..."

and apparently the boys and men (TonyF and my buddy Git)Eye-wink

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Submitted by Git Real on Sat, 08/30/2008 - 11:42am.

What I'm excited about is that McCain picked a veep with more experience than B. Hussein Obama.

Now don't go gittn' me in trouble with Mrs. Git. After she reads what you wrote she's gonna wop-a-knot on my head.

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Submitted by simpleton on Sat, 08/30/2008 - 9:27am.

... Can I vote for Michael anyway?

In fact, I strongly urge everyone in America to go to the polls and write in Michael Palin.

Although he won't look quite so nice in a miniskirt.

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Submitted by TonyF on Sat, 08/30/2008 - 6:23am.

I'm good with that, insomuch as we'll have the pleasure of looking at her for the next sixteen years(I'll make that statement clearer if you Dums, oops, Dems can't get a ten-year-old to explain it to ya).

"Your, yore, you're all idiots." (T.Floyd)

Submitted by PTC Avenger on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 9:57pm.

1. Hussein vomits about change, but who's showing himself as a change candidate? McCain by picking the FIRST WOMAN VP. Bang!

2. Hussein vomits about Washington politics. But McCain is already doing something about it by picking a VP who made her name as a whistle blower against politic malfeasance. Kapow!

3. Hussein vomits about GOP being about Washington insiders, including the Clintons. McCain picked a VP who's NOT a political insider at all. Splat!

4. According to recent polls and because of recent moves from Putin, about 75% of Americans are for oil drilling. Well, here we have a VP who's from Alaska and with projects for a pipeline. Meanwhile, Hussein and his corrupt Democratic leaders haven't come up with an energy policy. One week Hussein is against drilling, then next week he's in favor. One week he's against Nuclear energy, then next week he's all for it. Zap!

5. Mrs. Sara Palin is hot, has experience as a mayor and 2 years as a governor, after running against two formidable opponents. Hussein has 116 days experience voting "present" in the Senate. Boom!

Glad to help, buddy.

Submitted by jackyldo on Mon, 09/01/2008 - 12:19pm.

McCain by picking the FIRST WOMAN VP. Bang!

We've had a woman VP Candidate and she was a DEMOCRAT in 1984 named
Geraldine Ferraro who ran with Walter Mondale.

Yes she was against the Bridge last year after being for the bridge in 2006 -FLIP FLOP.


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Submitted by NUK_1 on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 10:10pm.

The way the media has been at times very ignorant today, some may have missed the fact that Mondale selected Ferraro for VP back in 1984. Smiling Today is historic for the Repubs only.

What do you expect from the media anyhow? ABC was reporting that Palin was in Alaska this morning heading to a state fair despite plenty of reports late last night from other media people(the same who followed Biden the night before his selection) who saw her get off a plane in Ohio. DUH.

Submitted by Sick of Fascists on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 8:11pm.

Um, wasn't she mayor of a town of 6,700 people? Maybe Harold Logsdon should be VP? Or maybe Kathy Cox?
One thing is sure. If McCain wins I will be praying for his good health for 4 long years!
What an obvious and scary ploy.
Tell me, does anyone really believe this woman would be qualified to be president?

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Submitted by kimberlyinptc on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 9:40pm.

She is more qualified than Obama. Giving his people 'hope' and 'change' is not my idea of presidential qualification. She's basically the President of Alaska, and has an 80% approval rating...she's doing a great job there. How much important legislation has Obama pushed through?? How many budgets has he balanced? As for Joe Biden, if HE was qualified to be president, wouldn't he already have the job? He's lost a few bids already...the American public didn't want him then, why now?

Submitted by jackyldo on Mon, 09/01/2008 - 12:35pm.

and she knows foreign relations because her neighbors are Canada and Russia.

BTW here approval rating is 65% in some polls and dropping.
She has a scandal on her hands in Juneau.

She cut taxes in Wasalia but then raised the sales taX.
She cut the budget for the library and museum and spent sales tax money on building a new hockey rink.

Strange NO ONE from McCain land even went to Wasalia to ask about her or research at the local paper.


Submitted by Bonkers on Sat, 08/30/2008 - 5:38am.

It appears that Obama has more voting for him in Illinois alone than the governor will in the USA!
People are wiling to vote for anyone nearly to get rid of the Bushes and the neocons!
I do hope the lady knows how many branches of the military there are and who commands them!

Submitted by Davids mom on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 7:39pm.

Oops! Do we have a bit of a learning curve here?

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Submitted by sniffles5 on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 4:46pm.

I truly thought that McCain (who was a POW, dammit!) would pick Romney, but Sarah Palin must have something intangible that made McCain (who was a POW, dammit!) choose her?


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Submitted by muddle on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 6:13pm.

And she knows how...

Oh, never mind.

Speaking of legs, I saw a bit of one of the more recent stupid network programs--Wipeout--in which people try to make it over an obstacle course devised by a sadist.

A young woman with noticeably, no, absurdly long legs was a contestant. There was this exchange between her and one of the announcers:

Announcer: So how long are your legs?

Female Gazelle (smiling): They're 80 inches long.

Announcer: 80 inches! Wow! That's pretty long. Now back to you, Frodo.

Neither the announcer nor Frodo (whatever his name was) seemed to notice that she had just asserted that she measured nearly 7 feet from toes to tush. Were she to stand with feet apart, grown men could pass through the arch without ducking.


Jeeves to the Rescue

Submitted by Bonkers on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 6:32pm.

Freaks are the norm now on TV! Designed for six year old kids, and appealing to the dumbass stoopid thinking of half our population, they are selling a lot of gold (.0000005", plated) and jewelry, diet plans, knives, exercise equipment, juicers, hair growing stuff, beauty creams, miracle pills and tonics (we have a company selling books on those kind of remedies here in PTC), fake insurance plans, loans to especially those who can't afford them, 3rd and 4th mortgages, no payments until tomorrow (as Scarlett said) or interest for one hundred years (its built in), send 19.99 plus shipping and handling for each element in the manufacture, and we will send you....

Well the long=legged girl at 80" legs would be about 160" tall according to usual human dimensions--or 13 feet tall. Must have been the length of both legs, you think?

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Submitted by Main Stream on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 5:17pm.

...she's definitely arm candy for McCain (watch out Cindy, he has a roaming eye).

I'm waiting for the first photo of John trying to look down her dress.

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Submitted by suggarfoot on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 5:41pm.

I'm female and old, no libber,no ax to grind. I respect that she acknoldged and spoke well of Hillary, I respect that she spoke her mind, she has spunk. I haven't seen anything that wasn't homogonized running for Prez in so long, it is refreshing. I loved the way McCain wanted the mike back during her acceptance, and she kept going. She was oblivious to him and speaking from the heart. I don't agree with her on pro life, I don't agree with the war in Iraq. I hate what happened in Vietnam and don't want anymore kids to suffer for an old man's ego.

But, she will get my vote....I don't like McCain, I don't like Obabma, but she won me, just by seeming honest and refreshing. At least she has given me hope. Arm candy can have brains, it is just no one believes it, except some woman that know everyone that is good in their heart doesn't have to look bad. That is such a misconception. What someone looks like, only last a few minutes, what is in your heart is forever. I hate that some don't think you can be good on the outside and inside too.

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Submitted by Main Stream on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 6:52pm.

"I don't agree with her on pro life, I don't agree with the war in Iraq. I hate what happened in Vietnam and don't want anymore kids to suffer for an old man's ego."

Then why vote against your own values and beliefs? Ever read the book "What's the Matter with Kansas" or "Deer Hunting with Jesus"? If not, I recommend either one of these, as they try to make sense of the fact that so many voters continue to vote against their own best interests and values.

"What someone looks like, only last a few minutes, what is in your heart is forever. I hate that some don't think you can be good on the outside and inside too."

I agree. It reminds me of the name calling aimed at Hillary over the decades, by the right-wing, simply because she is a strong woman (lesbian, Hitlary, Shrillary, dike). I'm sure Palin is a good person, but her anti-choice, anti-science, anti-gay, views will never appeal to Hillary supporters. Like Obama said in his speech last night, McCain just doesn't get it. And tapping a woman for VP to capture the female vote, just because she is a woman, is insulting to alot of women (I'm no libber either).

For her sake, I hope Palin can quickly develop a thick skin. She's going to need it....

Submitted by Bonkers on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 6:39pm.

Well, you know you can vote for the pretty lady for VP, and Obama for President, don't you? Two separate national offices!

If you don't like McCain, I wouldn't vote for him if I were you!

Submitted by Bonkers on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 4:20pm.

Since the Vice-Presidential office is a Constitutional office over which the President has no authority, shouldn't we go back to nominating a VP separate from the President?

Look at what we got this way!

A beautiful, Tom Boy, ballplayer,and Indian Fisherman's wife, who eats Moose and races snowmobiles! Only the Governor of Alaska is required to leave home in the winter time in Alaska and go to work! That is why it is easy to run there! Also, she wants her husband off that darn fish boat in the winter, and working full time for British Petroleum! If they drill in Alaska (you know--drill, drill, drill) then he can do that!

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Submitted by Main Stream on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 1:47pm.

Would someone please inform Sarah Palin of the duties of the Vice President of the United States and reassure her that it is a really "cool" job.

"But as for that VP talk all the time, I'll tell ya, I still can't answer that question until somebody answers for me, what is it exactly that the VP does every day?"
- former Miss Alaska runnerup Sarah Palin, 8/1/08, on CNBC, "Kudlow and Company"


Submitted by USArmybrat on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 3:34pm.

Listening to the tape, it seems pretty apparent that she is using humor to make the point that she is use to being busy, as a GOVERNOR.

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Submitted by JAFO 72 on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 2:07pm.

I don't know. What exactly does a "community organizer" do? I don't think the Miss Alaska thing will have anything to do with what she has accomplished as a Mayor and Governor. I'm still trying to figure out what in the heck Cheney has been doing for the last 8 years. Except of course shooting a lawyer in the face.

“Every time you vote Democrat God kills a kitten.”

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Submitted by hutch866 on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 2:28pm.

You said that last part about the lawyer like it was a bad thing, at least he got one thing right. I know a couple of lawyers I'd pay their way if they would go hunting with Cheney. Hell, I'd pay Bonkers way.

I yam what I yam....Popeye

Submitted by Bonkers on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 3:47pm.

You don't need to pay my way hutch--which I doubt you can, anyway.
I have hunted with Cheney at one of those fancy quail preserves in South Georgia---where they fling them out of cages as he passes by in a truck!

I was the flinger!

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Submitted by JAFO 72 on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 2:46pm.

I'd rather go hunting with Dick Cheney, than driving with Ted Kennedy.

Lawyers aren't that bad. Even a cockroach needs a role model. Eye-wink

Have a great holiday weekend.

“Every time you vote Democrat God kills a kitten.”

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Submitted by Ruth Kimble on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 12:54pm.

Go ahead. We are all waiting.

Don't you want to know how many igloos Sarah Palin owns? LOL

Ruth Kimble

Submitted by USArmybrat on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 12:23pm.

That's a really BIG issue coming from someone supporting Obama. What a laugh! Rezko, Wright, AYERS (now that one really stirs them up)!! Get use to it--you will hear them over and over in the next few months!! McCain has hit it out of the park with her!

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Submitted by Richard Hobbs on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 12:04pm.

I may pine away on here from time to time, but I am by no means a politcal wizard. I can't predict the future, although I have my opinions, which I hope are based upon the facts, and not my many biases.

But today, I'm laughing my rear end off. I seriously can't believe that McCain could have done as well as he did when he picked Governor Palin. Where did she come from and more importantly, how did he keep it secret for so long.

I am just amazed.

John McCain wasn't my first choice, but he is showing me that he may very well help steer the Republicans back to the Conservatives.

As that great philospher of old once said, "You don't always get what you (think) you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need!"

John McCain's choice is unbelievable and when compared to Obama, OMG. Its amazing.

So today, I've got this big grin on my face. Laughing my rear end off at how flat the Democrats look right now.

Obama should have picked Hillary, but he was not the leader able to bring his ego out of the equation, and guess what, a landslide may very well be the result.

Excuse me, I think I just peed in my pants from the laughter.


Today's her 20th Wedding Anniversay
Her husband is an eskimo and steel worker union member.
She is a hunter and a NRA member.
She is pro-life and has a downs syndrome child.
Her son joined the Army on 9.11 and is going to Iraq where John McCain's son is already deployed.
She may have some weakness on experience, but as Obama proudly said, he'll debate McCain on Judgment but not experiece.

This is gonna be fun, real fun.
I bet 2 former Democrat VP nominees will endorse her. Ferraro and Lieberman.

McCain may very well be the best thing that happened to the Republican Party since Reagan.

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Submitted by Git Real on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 3:49pm.

What does the Democrat Presidential nominee and the GOP Vice-President nominee have in common? The both lack Foreign Policy Experience. Personally I'm more comfortable with my VP candidate requiring OJT needs rather than the presidential candidate himself.

It seems that if you compare Obama and Palin the lady comes out on top with actual governing experience.

McCain may very well be the best thing that happened to the Republican Party since Reagan.

Richard, I understand your being so giddy regarding McCain's selection, but that last statement seems to be a bit of a stretch. But then again I originally opposed Coverdell and look at the Conservative gem he turned out to be. I'd give my left....err.... ear to have to come back to you in two years and eat crow on my views on McCain. I hope your right.

Her husband is an eskimo

After a recent trip to AK I learned those folks really, really, really, don't like to be called Eskimos. Eye-wink

And is it true that the ethics investigation she is in the middle of now was a result of her requesting the inquiry herself?

The McCain / Palin ticket might prove to be a winner after all. But, the GOP needs more than just a presidential victory to overcome the alienation of it's former die-hards. It is in desperate need of a purge and the restoration of it's conservative soul.

Oh one last thought. I just read that Mr. Palin owned nine igloos to which he lost several months ago. Not to the mortgage crisis but to the summer temperatures. I just wonder how the press is going to portray this event?

Submitted by USArmybrat on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 3:59pm.

And you are right, the GOP needs a purge, big-time! (To use a saying from my favorite lawyer-shooting VP) And, by the way, where has Hack been lately?

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Submitted by suggarfoot on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 4:10pm.

she as spunk and is a big talker, looks like McCain would really like the mike back though. I'm getting a kick out of ..his..expressions as she talks!

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Submitted by suggarfoot on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 4:19pm.

look at her on the cover of VOGUE magazine.

and..she was indeed runner up for MS Alaska

Submitted by Bonkers on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 1:06pm.

Dan Quayle has been verified and certified!

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Submitted by Ruth Kimble on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 12:17pm.

Likewise, I am sporting a big grin. Shrewd choice by McCain.

Main Stream's attack is so predictable. Small wonder MS is already on attack mode. Dems have a lot to worry about. The Obama/Biden ticket is in big trouble. The Dems just blinked.
Hey MS - Answer this question: Based on both candidates’ selection of running mates, who is the real maverick? Biden is a thirty-six year veteran of Washington, DC. Palin is a young, reform minded Governor of Alaska. Case closed.

Better luck in 2016. (Hillary will be 70. Palin will be 52.)

Ruth Kimble

Submitted by The Shadow on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 1:23pm.

As a life long Republican, I swore never to vote for them again after Geo. Bush. Whereas, I would not have voted for McCain, I will vote Republican on the strength of McCain's judgment in selecting Sarah Palin as his V.P. Fantastic selection. P.S. I'm male not female.

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Submitted by Main Stream on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 2:12pm.

"I will vote Republican..."

Geez Shadow, a Republican voting Republican - that's a shock.

I just received a call from a close friend living in the swing-state of Colorado, registered Independent, who told me she watched Obama's acceptance speech last night and has decided to vote for him, especially after hearing about McCain's VP choice this morning.

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Submitted by JAFO 72 on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 2:43pm.

Do you mean that speech where he talked in circles, and didn't really say anything? You've gotta love Colorado. The new California.

“Every time you vote Democrat God kills a kitten.”

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Submitted by JeffC on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 4:17pm.

With Pennsylvania and Colorado it looks like taking either Missouri, Florida, Ohio or Virginia gives Obama a lock and I'm having trouble with a scenario where McCain doesn't have to win all of those states to win the election unless he wins Michigan, then he can lose one of the other states. It's a tall order. Not impossible, but really, really tough.

"Vote Democratic. There are too many kittens anyway."

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Submitted by Main Stream on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 12:53pm.

I'm ecstatic over McCain's choice. It's an obvious "gender pick" to try and appeal to women, presuming that women will just vote for another woman, no matter what that woman stands for. For most women, this is insulting to our intelligence, since most of us vote with our heads and not our vajayjay's. She's another right-wing clone really (anti-choice) and McCain has appeased the evangelicals with this choice, instead of choosing his BFF, Lieberman. Gosh, how 'maverick' is that?! Sounds like a typical politician to me.

I'm really looking forward to watching Biden mop the floor with her in the debates. Plus, this really undermines McCain's message of the importance of experience - how hypocritical of him. McCain just shot himself in the foot and he really can't go after Obama over this issue anymore.

Oh, that nutty host on Fox and Friends made the statement that Palin has international relations/foreign policy experience because Alaska is right next to Russia! Good grief **hit's forehead** Fox News really needs to have its own laugh-track:


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Submitted by JeffC on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 1:50pm.

She's an interesting choice and a refreshing change having made a name for herself by challenging the corruption in the Republican party. I don't think she helps much except with the Republican base. The fact that McCain felt he had to throw a bone to his base to help shore it up at this point is a sign of weakness. The fact that Richard here is so enamored with her proves her attraction to the most radical wing-nut faction of the Republican party which McCain should have already locked down.

She blows a big hole in their argument about Obama being to young and inexperienced being even less of both and the Hillary voters are not going to vote for McCain because of her if that was what they were thinking. I was surprised though. I thought he'd go with Pawlenty to try to swing Minnesota maybe. He didn't have many good choices.

I'm just glad he didn't pick Colin Powell.

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Submitted by NUK_1 on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 1:44pm.

I highly doubt it. Like most national Dems of late, Biden is pretty poor in debates, poor like Gore that got trounced by that well-known heavyweight thinker, George W. Bush, and like Kerry who got beaten badly in the second debate(the first one both were awful)with the same W. There were lot of predictions that Gore and Kerry would expose W and both wind up exposing themselves as speakers who cannot come remotely close to getting their points across or sounding somewhat sincere. Gore the Bore was a perfect speaker to precede Obama last night also because anyone after Gore is going to look outstanding in comparison.

Biden is as likely to show up at the debates and make an absolute fool of himself a la as he did in the Senate during Supreme court nominations twice as he is to come across as an experienced, sound thinker. Or, he might say that Palin looks "clean" and is "articulate." Maybe he'll say "she's a MILF" too. Smiling Between McCain and Biden, it's a race to see who will say something really dumb first that hurts a lot.

I didn't see the choice of Palin coming at all because she's sort of a maverick Repub and that's supposed to already be the domicile of McCain. She also has a small cloud hanging over her head with the investigation in Alaska, though there doesn't seem to be any fire to it. She will definitely speak her mind and will probably help McCain get some portion of the Shillary faction who simply want any reason to not vote for Obama. Same with some other women who don't want to say they are voting McCain because Obama is black. So, pretty good choice by McCain. Some pandering? Sure, but that's politics and both McCain and Obama are doing it non-stop right now.

Submitted by Y oh Y on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 1:36pm.

Why do all liberals think they are main stream? Maybe because they do not practice the diversity they preach.

To the point..

Obama ZERO executive experience Palin mayor and govenor

Obama the life decision is above his pay grade Palin made the choice

Biden has spent his life perpatuating the same ole same old in DC while Sarah has pushed major reform in Alaska including saying no thanks to the bridge to nowhere.

This isn't about gender or race... It is about well qualified change agent with a record of success versus trendy Oprah approved empty suit and his old guard partner.

Old plagiarizer Joe thought he was going to strangle a kitten at the VP debate... now he is going to face a mama kodiak bear.

NOTA do we have a handle change coming?

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Submitted by suggarfoot on Sat, 08/30/2008 - 11:50am.

now that is funny.

I'm one of those people that voted for Hilary. Again, I don't agree with her on everything either, but she was my pick of the litter. One main reason is the way she was brought up. She was taught from an early age to help others and have compassion. That compassion was used against her and she got painted as someone who wanted to give away the store. I think the democratics wanted to win so bad, they got behind Obama,and sold her out. There have been Blacks I felt could make a good candidate, Obama isn't one of them.

Edwards was good too, I would have taken him over McCain as well. Again, I think he would have done good by the little guy, no matter how many illegitimate kids he had. Many good presidents couldn't keep their pants on.

I have such a strong dislike for Bush that it was gonna be a really hard sell for a Rep to get my vote. Watching McCain's expressions, during Mama bear's acceptance,it was clearly visable to me she wasn't who he would have prefered.

I do like her, I think she is honest and has a good heart, and hopefully won't sell us out. I also think she won't go quietly into some corner and stay there. Clearly, McCain has a running mate he can not control. I feel she may do something for the average person. Right now, my vote is for her, not really McCain.

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Submitted by JAFO 72 on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 2:02pm.

NOTA is happy. Oh yes, NOTA is quite happy. Not only is Palin a hottie, but she likes fishing, guns, oil, has managed to be fiscally responsible (calling Ted Stevens to the carpet for the bridge to nowhere sham) and is an overall tough chick. If she has one more kid, she gets a free steak knife set. Now, let's go club some baby seals, whack a few carribou and drill ANWR!!!

I think, after November, I will change my handle to J.A.F.O.

“Every time you vote Democrat God kills a kitten.”

Submitted by blazing2006 on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 1:18pm.

While I am not surprised, as I am sure nobody else is either, by your comments. I will tell you this a great vp pick for McCain and you know it. I have been somewhat on the fence and have actually enjoyed watching the DNC this week. I know of two women who voted for Hillary, and yes they are alittle bitter about it, who have told me today that this pick has basically sealed the deal for the vote for McCain. You watch the polls and see. I did not know very much about her until today, but after reading up on her bio have found that she is a remarkable and very accomplished women. All I know is this - the coming months are going to be exciting. The Obama/Biden is going to have a real test with this competion.

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Submitted by gelato on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 11:50am.

I just heard a comment on the radio by some democrats stating that Sarah Palin has no experience. She has been the productive and awesome governor of Alaska for the past 4 years...and Obama's experience is...?

Submitted by Sick of Fascists on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 8:12pm.

She was elected in 06 methinks. I could be wrong.

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Submitted by Mike King on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 12:38pm.

Listening to Ms Palin speak just now I was impressed with the simple fact that she is NOT a Washington insider,an entitleist, an old line Republican, nor a career politician but she IS a reformer unafraid of the status quo, a fiscal conservative, a leader by example, an achiever, an most of all she is a SHE.

Surely, neither Mr Obama nor Mr Biden will argue inexperience, but perhaps some of our more elitist friends within our local bloggersphere may wish to take their "spins". I believe that ultimately the only thing they find spinning is their wheels.

Submitted by Bonkers on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 1:04pm.

Sonny was mentioned once as a candidate!

He has a lot more experience than Ms. Palin!

What say you?

Dan Quayle and that Governor of Delaware for Nixon is no longer the worst picks!

I still have to vote for John however. And hope he makes it four years.

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