READER COMMENTS ON
"McCain’s VP Choice a Former Beauty Queen With Rightwing Views and Thin Resume"
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COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 8/29/2008 @ 8:44 am PT...
McCain has the perfect running mate. She should prove to be lots of fun. I love the list you have. She should turn much of middle America towards Obama. Plus, given his proclivity for extra-marital affairs, this should give the rumor mongers some meat.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 8/29/2008 @ 9:24 am PT...
I know I should take her seriously, but...I can't. Stop. Laughing. BWAhahahahaha! *dies*
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 8/29/2008 @ 9:27 am PT...
As Rove said, Obama's pick for Veep will be strictly political.
Disenfranchised Female Clinton voters anyone?
The crowd at the coronation of Palin was packed in like sardines in front of the camera, it looked phony they were so tight. Olbermann said that they had to bus in people from other states to fill the venue
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 8/29/2008 @ 10:13 am PT...
Palin's avowed support of Steven and the like is troublesome. The lack of any broad base experience besides the year and 8 months as governor is worrisome. Palin is said to be pro corporate and anti-environment which sounds too GOP for me.
Palin does not have the qualifications to be veep and especially a veep under a 72 year old man. Frightening.
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 8/29/2008 @ 10:29 am PT...
well I thought I would never say these words, but if you thought BUSH was bad just wait until these 2 criminals sashay on into the white house.
The people surrounding McSame are actually WORSE than those that surrounded Bush.
McSame has already *won* this S-election, the MSM is making that perfectly clear.
The real question is, are we the people going to allow this AGAIN?
Or are we all going to do exactly what we did in 2000 & 04' which is absolutely nothing?
If this lunatic gets into power I fail to see how this country could possibly survive in its current condition.
People are going to start having to make some serious choices by this time next year and none of them are good.
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 8/29/2008 @ 10:55 am PT...
"McCain’s VP Choice a Former Beauty Queen With Rightwing Views and Thin Resume"
"Democrats POTUS Choice a Former Basketball Player With Leftwing Views and Thin Resume"
Shoulda picked Hillary.
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 8/29/2008 @ 11:31 am PT...
I likes to eat Moose Burgers, but as long as I remain a lazy fuckin American I hates to hunt. More slop please!
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 8/29/2008 @ 12:22 pm PT...
im disappointed ur list didnt include that the alaskan gov is under invetigation for illegal firings
the neo cons couldnt come up with 1 clean peop to run for vp so they r trying to jump on the womans right movement with a candidate that will take womans rights back 50 yrs
sarah,if u don want to use birth control and want to have babies into ur 40s and even 50s thats ur choice BUT forget trying to push it on the rest of us
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 8/29/2008 @ 2:28 pm PT...
LOL. Lack of experience. Thats a good one. At least she has run a state, Obama has run a...
err...a.....oh yeah, hes a community organizer which is pretty good too I guess.
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
said on 8/29/2008 @ 3:32 pm PT...
Wilbur ~ Remember, Jane "not too" Swift (r ) Gov of MA . . .
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
said on 8/29/2008 @ 4:20 pm PT...
This was a desperation hail Mary pick without a doubt, they are trying to take the attention away from Hurricane Barack.
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
said on 8/29/2008 @ 6:11 pm PT...
Yes, rumor has it she is under investigation for trying to get rid of her trooper brother in law for divorcing her sister?? No big deal of course for the Repubs! What do you bet, she's going to back out to spend time with her family. In the meantime, maybe she'll get a job description for VP, since she stated she had no idea what a VP does! It's been said that some will vote a block of wood if it's shaped right! Heaven help us!!
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
said on 8/29/2008 @ 6:17 pm PT...
The selection is briliant. It places two slick lawyers against a military hero and a woman who connects with the 80% of the public on drilling.
Now, both of the Clintons have been cast to the vicisitudes of scholarly history they so richly deserve.
Nancy Pelosi's worst nightmare - the diva will finally have strong competition in demonstrating female competence. It starts with drilling. Perfect!
You protest, Palin has no foreign policy experience as governor of Alaska, some citizens of which can see Russia 2.4 miles away with their naked eyes? By now everyone should be aware that pipelines have strategic international significance (Georgia and Russia). Alaska not only has a major pipeline, but the crude resources. Further, Alaska borders the resource rich Arctic to which Canada, Russia and Denmark (to name a few) have already already laid claim.
This woman has mastery of energy policy details of which only Biden wishes he knew.
In truth, Palin has more international policy experience than Arkansas's Gov. Clinton had when he laid claim to the WH. Fortunately, she is no draft dodger, either.
Too bad more of you are not for female affirmative action.
I no longer intend to vote for Obama.
[Ed Note: Pfeh, you never did. --99]
COMMENT #14 [Permalink]
said on 8/29/2008 @ 8:40 pm PT...
VERBATIM QUOTES from On The Issues:
"Sarah Palin on Civil Rights"
"Marriage only be between and man and a woman"
"I am pro-life and I believe that marriage should only be between and man and a woman. I am opposed to any expansion of gambling in Alaska."
"Sarah Palin on Abortion"
I am pro-life and I believe that marriage should only be between and man and a woman. I am opposed to any expansion of gambling in Alaska."
Source: Campaign website, www.palinforgovernor.com, "Issues" Nov 7, 2006"
"Sarah Palin on Principles & Values" "No stance on record."
"Sarah Palin on Foreign Policy" "No stance on record."
"Sarah Palin on Corporations" "No stance on record"
"Sarah Palin on Drugs" "No stance on record."
"Sarah Palin on Free Trade" "No stance on record"
"Sarah Palin on Government Reform" "No stance on record."
"Sarah Palin on Families & Children" "No stance on record."
"Sarah Palin on Immigration" "No stance on record."
"Sarah Palin on Technology" "No stance on record."
Good luck, John. I can't wait for the debates.
COMMENT #15 [Permalink]
said on 8/29/2008 @ 8:46 pm PT...
What all this whoopla about palin's looks ... I don't find her attractive at all!
COMMENT #16 [Permalink]
said on 8/29/2008 @ 11:32 pm PT...
BH - I'll second that. I've heard on some radio shows that McCain has been fondly admiring the backside tho. No doubt the "trade-up" has crossed his mind (not that she'd have anything to do with it I'm sure), he's done it once before and it proved to be a working formula for him.
All joking aside, i think it would be great to have a woman in the presidency or VP spot. Just not this one.
COMMENT #17 [Permalink]
said on 8/29/2008 @ 11:39 pm PT...
There is a narrow segment of our population that believes that doing anything to serve their faith is justified, even if those actions violate the law. Many of these people could not support McCain before he selected the homophobic, anti-choice, ethically-challenged Palin to the VP role.
Now these people --- many of whom have wormed their way into the election machinery of the United States --- have a reason to facilitate the massive election fraud that will be required to insure a continuation of this criminal cabal. We have already seen election corruption originating in the Justice department where grads fresh from Bob Jones University put prosecutors with distinguished careers through a litmus loyalty test to determine if they were fit to continue to serve.
Those who focus on Palin's lack of qualifications for election to the critical role a heartbeat away from the Presidency miss the point --- Her purpose is to energize and mobilize those that will facilitate the stealing of the third Presidential election in a row.
COMMENT #18 [Permalink]
said on 8/30/2008 @ 5:56 am PT...
Palin is a joke, nothing more.
But all those who say Obama should've picked Hilary are wrong. You know why? Because, McCain's choice will galvanize Hillary and her supporters to campaign for Obama like never before.
Do you know why Hillary & Co. will do this? Partly out of pride and mostly out of desperation--anyone with half a brain knows that, if elected, Palin will set back the cause of women's rights 150 years or more, especially if McCain dies in office!
COMMENT #19 [Permalink]
said on 8/30/2008 @ 6:10 am PT...
Why not Michelle Bachmann, small town conservative R church lady, who might have put MN more in play? I don't get it.
COMMENT #20 [Permalink]
said on 8/30/2008 @ 7:00 am PT...
McLamb hit the nail square on the head.
This is all to energize the reality challenged, those Christofascist that see nothing wrong with destroying the Constitution, Bill of Rights (too late for that one, its long gone already), breaking every law & treaty on the books, brutally attacking ANY other country on the planet as long as its Muslim or have dark skin.
They see nothing wrong with any of this in fact they believe they are fully "justified" by their religious insanity.
This of course in their delusional minds is to "save them" and or to take "Dominion" over the entire planet.
These lunatics have taken over the Rethuglican party, the US military and the news media.
This country, the planet and our lives are in the hands of stark raving lunatics that deny science, refuse to accept the known fact of Evolution, deny global warming, most believe the Earth is 6000 years old and we were all poofed into existence because of a few choice words of Hebrew & the wave of a magic wand by their sun god.
McSame is a war mongering, PNAC connected, old doddering fool that appears to be going senile.
Palin is a Christofascist nut bag that if given the power of the US presidency would become basically Empress Caligula.
In a way I actually hope these cretins steal this election and do so even more blatantly than they did in 2000 & 04'.
Because this country has got to WTFU!
9/11 was without any question an inside job and until the fat & lazy ignorant masses open their damn eyes and see this clearly then NOTHING is ever going to change.
But when you have almost 1/2 of the population that you can not even get to accept the absolutely irrefutable fact of Evolution then if appears we are shyt outa luck.
COMMENT #21 [Permalink]
said on 8/30/2008 @ 10:31 am PT...
Unfortunately, 17 and 20 are probably right on! We know Obama's position on the Iraq war, fight against terror,nuclear proliferation,the economy, taxes 95% of Americans will receive a tax cut, jobs,energy, global warming as a national priority,health care, and social security. We also now know his management skills and style. We are responsible for jm/sp. For the last 8 years, gw and company have committed or permitted every crime known to man without one iota of reprimand or criminal charge. And we let him. Every time there was a motion in Congress, they caved and gw goes on his merry way - getting what he wants. And here we are, when you seem secure that no one could be worse than gw, guess again. I can't help but hope and pray that common sense will prevail and the vast majority of people will see the light and want a better future for themselves and their families, which will in turn be good for the country.
COMMENT #22 [Permalink]
said on 8/30/2008 @ 10:56 am PT...
All of the blogs can say what they will, but for one, for the life of me I cannot figure out why Sarah Palin would even want to be a part of the DC thugs. She has been a great Governor, and I would hate to lose her, but maybe she was too good and that is why they want to take her out of Alaska and shut her down. Hmm
COMMENT #23 [Permalink]
said on 8/30/2008 @ 12:12 pm PT...
Having watched Palin's VP acceptance speech last night I put 40 quid at Coral on McCain-Palin to win (13-8). Just a bet on the evidence from Guardian newspaper, The Spectator, bbc.co.uk, and CNN.
Looked at from the distance of the UK, the Palin appointment would be geographically analogous to the plucking of the CEO of Aberdeenshire County Council from the north of Scotland to be David Cameron's Tory Deputy Leader (wouldn't happen). Palin displayed a lot of energy, mind...will the US media not attempt to engineer a debate between Obama and Palin? Isn't the beef there now?
Could McCain not be making to run the race, clutch at his breast at the very last, then pass the Bonfire Night baton to Palin? That's how I'd be thinking if I wanted my party to screw the Dems on the ballot-room floor for another 8 or more.
What are the odds on that?
COMMENT #24 [Permalink]
said on 8/30/2008 @ 4:08 pm PT...
Okay, here's the spin from sp - since we have occupied Iraq, there hasn't been any attacks here in the US. Be prepared...I'm sure it will be in jm speech. Didn't anyone tell her that Iraqi's didn't attack us??? They were Saudis!!! Spin, spin, spin - no substance, just lies!
COMMENT #25 [Permalink]
said on 8/30/2008 @ 5:55 pm PT...
... Something smells really bad about this palin.
BTW ~ Beware of anyone that inadvertently and disingenuously
calls ya "My Friend" Cuz they most likely are gonna try to fuck you over !
COMMENT #26 [Permalink]
said on 8/30/2008 @ 5:59 pm PT...
COMMENT #27 [Permalink]
said on 8/30/2008 @ 6:07 pm PT...
You should buy this car from me "My Friend" I wouldn't lie I was a POW!
COMMENT #28 [Permalink]
said on 8/31/2008 @ 3:08 am PT...
Fuckin Kos wormyness makes me want to puke and I'd love to bitch-slap that little kunt, but this has possibilities.
A Rovian push poll in October in the battleground States?
COMMENT #29 [Permalink]
said on 8/31/2008 @ 3:23 am PT...
Sorry, I've calmed down now.
That happens every time I click on that site for some reason
COMMENT #30 [Permalink]
said on 8/31/2008 @ 7:47 am PT...