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Old 08-30-2008, 09:05 AM   #321
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Did anybody see the clip they were playing on some programs last night from a Palin interview on CNBC last month? They had asked her about the possibility of being McCain's running mate and her response was, "I won't be able to answer that until someone answers for me what exactly a VP does everyday". If Americans really think this woman is ready to be a heartbeat away from the presidency, they're out of their minds.
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Old 08-30-2008, 09:27 AM   #322
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I think she, along with Jindal someday, are the future of conservatism in the United States.
Bobby Jindal is a loser who doesn't live up to his promises or his hype as a "reformer." My aunt & uncle in Louisiana are staunch Republicans, and he MAJORLY lost all of their faith and support over his impotence this summer. The LA state legislature planned to increase their OWN salaries by 300% in one fell swoop of a vote. Notice, btw, that a position in the state legislature in LA is seen as a part-time job---they all have "real" jobs to support themselves. Public outcry in Louisiana was louder than Katrina itself. So, the state legislature decided to only increase their salaries by more than double with just over a 100% pay raise in one shot. The bill then went to Jindal's desk. What did he do? He said he strongly opposed the pay increase, but that it's important for the legislature to govern itself. He did not veto. (Louisiana Legislator Pay Raise Approved, Gov. Jindal Will Not Veto and http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/24/us...dal.html?fta=y )

What happened to "Checks and Balances?" What happened to looking out for the people in a state that has been put through the wringer, leaving thousands homeless and poor? What happened to this image and promise of being a reformer? All washed aside for political games and cronyism, and a fear to actually take on the legislature like he promised he would. I look forward to when this guy gets a bigger position in the national spotlight, for in a country that despises self-appointed raises and severance packages for corporate heads and punishes cronyism in politics, this guy's going to have a new one torn into him.
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was totally shocked and impressed by McCain's selection for VP. She thinks it was a really bold move by McCain,

Invading Iraq was both shocking and bold.
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Being an Obama supportor and wanting him to win in November, then I say this was a great move by McCain.

For Obama.
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You can't be claiming Palin is not qualified to be President because of her experience and be supporting Obama.

This thread is two weeks old, and you certainly were not claiming she was unqualified before today.


you can't support Palin, and say Obama is inexperienced.
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Alaska Business Monthly: We've lost a lot of Alaska's military members to the war in Iraq. How do you feel about sending more troops into battle, as President Bush is suggesting?

Palin: 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; I want assurances that we are doing all we can to keep our troops safe. Every life lost is such a tragedy. I am very, very proud of the troops we have in Alaska, those fighting overseas for our freedoms, and the families here who are making so many sacrifices.
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i was out in DC last night, and Palin was already a punchline.
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and just to note, Gustav has kicked Palin off the news.

so much for "owning the weekend" -- which was the only rationale for the Palin pick. make some noise, get some attention, and focus on Minneapolis.
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and just to note, Gustav has kicked Palin off the news.

so much for "owning the weekend" -- which was the only rationale for the Palin pick. make some noise, get some attention, and focus on Minneapolis.
I don't think so. The goal was to get Obama's speech off the news on Friday, which it most certainly did. Nobody pays attention to the news over the weekend, anyways.
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I don't think so. The goal was to get Obama's speech off the news on Friday, which it most certainly did. Nobody pays attention to the news over the weekend, anyways.


there were quotes from McCain staffers about why they wanted to hold the pick until the Friday after Obama's speech so he could "own the weekend."

Gustav has kicked Palin off the news.
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what must Rove be thinking now?

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"I think [Obama's] going to make an intensely political choice, not a governing choice," Rove said. "He's going to view this through the prism of a candidate, not through the prism of president; that is to say, he's going to pick somebody that he thinks will on the margin help him in a state like Indiana or Missouri or Virginia. He's not going to be thinking big and broad about the responsibilities of president."

Rove singled out Virginia governor Tim Kaine, also a Face The Nation guest, as an example of such a pick.

"With all due respect again to Governor Kaine, he's been a governor for three years, he's been able but undistinguished," Rove said. "I don't think people could really name a big, important thing that he's done. He was mayor of the 105th largest city in America."
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^Wow. Karl Rove was wrong, color me not surprised.
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Though if any ticket with Quayle can win, we must not underestimate her, as we underestimated Bush. We can't fall into that trap anymore.
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Though if any ticket with Quayle can win, we must not underestimate her, as we underestimated Bush. We can't fall into that trap anymore.


agreed. i totally understand why she was picked from a political strategery POV.

she just reveals so much about McCain, it's kind of breathtaking.

and this is a good indication about how they'll govern.

Obama made a strong, centrist, cautious, thoughtful, almost expected choice.

McCain double-downed on breasts.

and Jesus riding dinosaurs. and murdering innocent polar bears.
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Notice, btw, that a position in the state legislature in LA is seen as a part-time job---they all have "real" jobs to support themselves.
State legislature in Maine is a part-time job too, in general.

I wonder if it's part-time in Illinois ???
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there were quotes from McCain staffers about why they wanted to hold the pick until the Friday after Obama's speech so he could "own the weekend."

Gustav has kicked Palin off the news.
No, I've seen Palin and Gustov basically spliting the coverage so far today on the three cable news channels. I think the McCain camp just wanted to make sure Obama didn't dominate the weekend. Now his speech is, at best, the third biggest story of the weekend.
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No, I've seen Palin and Gustov basically spliting the coverage so far today on the three cable news channels. I think the McCain camp just wanted to make sure Obama didn't dominate the weekend. Now his speech is, at best, the third biggest story of the weekend.


wow. what brilliant politics. no one saw this coming.
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So, the potential next Vice President of the United States of America was chosen because of the choice's ability to knock something down a peg on a specific weekend's newscast?
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So, the potential next Vice President of the United States of America was chosen because of the choice's ability to knock something down a peg on a specific weekend's newscast?


yes. precisely. she wasn't chosen for any other reason.

and if you read any of the posts by the pro-Palin folk,

they all agree.
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What kind of logic is this? He made his pick to diffuse the speech?

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Wouldn't u think the convention starting this week would do the same?
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