Thursday, September 04, 2008
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We are thrilled with the amount of video response we've received in response to the political convention speeches. Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin drew a huge response and strong opinions from iReporters on Wednesday, just as Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other high-profile Democratic speakers did last week . It's wonderful to see such a wide range of people sharing an even wider range of opinions. The enthusiastic response to Palin's speech prompted us to highlight your videos in this great video interactive . Even more of your thoughts were included in a front-page article on Palin's speech on CNN.com. We look forward to seeing more video commentary as John McCain takes the convention stage tonight.

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September 4, 2008
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How many children can a woman have before the expectation of her is to actually take care of them? This woman seems to be more about blind ambition rather than taking care of her responsibilities and real family values. If this sounds sexist, oh well, no one held a gun to her head to have five children!

September 4, 2008
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Palin, in a way, reminds me of a person everyone has at

work who is passive-aggressive, always in your face, and rises to the top over the corpses of people she has back-stabbed to get there.

September 4, 2008
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Now that was the best true to life decsription of Obama and his jerk running mate i have ever heard. You go for it Palin, you have got my vote.

September 4, 2008
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Sarah Palin's shameful record on the animal rights in Alaska makes me sick. The whole agenda is about oil at the expense of the animals and enviroment. She is sueing to get Polar Bears off the endangered species lists and the extermination of the wolves. Check out the video

I would like her answers to this.

http://actionfund.defenders.org/palinvideo

September 4, 2008
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my comment is on Sarah Palin about this double standard and what I don't understand is why she's allowed to attack and dared and suggested by the RNC and media that tooks swings against Michele Obama any every nasty way but this woman is off limits to being attacked! bull i say if she is going to be the vice president she needs to be vetted and I mean there are naked pictures out there of Sarah Palin that are circulating on the net sooner better than later the american people need to know why anyone with such a job should be vetted properly Sarah Palin stand does not in my view express what concerns the little guys in this country they stand for more money for the real elites the wealthy that own 7 or more homes she has children so does most wealthy people who never have to worry when they get sick about getting the same kind of care and what about those military men who come home from being physically and mentally out of bounds I can tell you first hand as I have a son who served in the gulf war 4 years came back disabled and after now 14 years still fighting to get help to live as the RNC doesn't care about him now they just threw him away after using him and soon these men who are damaged when the election is all over and the RNC gets back in they will be too forgotten about John McCain is no longer in the military is has long forgotten about who has money to live on he's been getting a free pass and so have the rest of the RNC and the big companies that ship our jobs to .  Again back to Sarah Palin she's naked showing only what a spouse should see this will soon surface and that is the reason why the RNC is trying very hard to attack the media and trying to keep them from getting a hold to this information at least till they have played the people stupid to get in again keep your eyes open I seen it and it is her!

September 4, 2008
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At a very young age when most adults wallow in self indulgence and live for the moment, Obama decided to serve poor people and his country. After affording himself a stellar education, he elected to forego huge pay checks and an easy life for the danger and near squalor of Chicago’s poorest neighborhoods. That is tough decision making, that is character, that is service and, YES, that is COMMUNITY ACTIVIST. Obama understands the human condition. If he had done nothing else besides being a community activist for the last 20 years, he would still qualify to be President.

 

The Republican disconnect is real and it is a chasm. Negative attacks will not save their day in this election because the ladder of fear mongering is not high enough. Attacking the press will not help either. Bombastic rhetoric is good for the Republican soul but it does not protect families in Middle America from misguided economic policies, inept governance and home foreclosures.

September 4, 2008
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Palin is no leader she is a cheerleader that should be trying to get into Hustler!

September 4, 2008
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The bottom line is that when a person CHOOSES to accept a VP nomincation then they choose to put country first. If any women out there (working or not) thinks that the job of a President or VP is 9-5 then they need to better educate themselves. This is a 24X7 job where every action you do, word you speak and facial expression you make will be shown and discussed on a global basis.

 

When it comes to children, both parents play a key role. However in 99% of most circumstances, it is the mother that plays the key role in the caring of the children when they are at least very small. As they get older, the gender parent is most critical.

 

I think we need to get away from the male/female argument and start looking at the experience. The argument that she has been the Govenor of a state and a Mayor of a city outweighs the experience against the other candidates is a crock. If she was the Govenor of California and the Mayor of New York...now we are talking about experience.

 

The bottom line question: If something were to happen and John McCain could not be Pres. would you want her representing us around the Globe? Standing up to Russia? Korea? Iran?

September 4, 2008

I watched Sarah Palin speak last night and was not impressed.  Although I do admire her for her accomplishments, she was a dissapoitment.  All I came away with from that speech is that she can deliver a speech very well but it absolutely had no substance.   She did not address the target issues - the economy healthcare and foreign affairs.  I still don't know who Sara Palin really is, only that she  is the pitbull she compares herself to and as we all know pitbulls attack for no reason.  It was demeaning to critize Obama for his work in organizing communities .  He took on that responsibility and put people back to work. 

She needs to get her facts straight and be truthful to the people. Does she and the republican party really think that we, the people, believe that she is the best choice for VP with her very limited if not zero qualificatins for this job? What kind of air were they pumping into that convention?

September 4, 2008
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If McCain gets elected President and if he only serves the one term he promised I believe you may be looking at the women that will be the first President of the United States.

 

This from a Democrat who is voting for Obama....

 

Move over Billary...

 

If Sarah Palin runs for President in 2012 than I believe I will be voting for her.

 

She is the most dynamic candidate I have seen in a very long time! I believe she will be a great President if elected.

September 4, 2008
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I would have to agree with you mikeroc.  I didn't like the fact that she had to read so much of what she was saying.  That to me was very unimpressive.  McCain picked her just to try and get the voters that Clinton whould have gotten. (WOMEN)

September 4, 2008
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I like the way that everyone thinks that Palin's speech was a home-run.  However, did anyone really get the message that went out to the everyday people that work in the home-town USA?  What her and the Mr. G from NY said is that if you are not working in top Government, you are invisible to us and we don care about your efforts to change the lives of people who need help inding a jod or ideas on how to improve communities.  And the only thing that people at the RNC could do was chuckle.  Is that how they see the everyday working American?

September 4, 2008
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Are you kidding me?  Dynamic?  Why is it when the right gives a good confident well written speach, it's dynamic and when Obama delivers one he is arrogant and empty full of flair.  Let me tell you I didn't hear anything at all new from the right side infact it was more about Obama than what they'll do for me.  The speaches and audience were mean spirited, no substance.  I mean if selling a jet and leaving her little town in debt and making shady deals is what you call "duties" or the outright lies about Obama and his tax code, read it for yourself.  Also, if she wants to be vp and raise kids cudos!!!!!  But I think why people question this (and the most negative comments are comming from their own party) is because if say Chelsea Clinton were to get premaritally pregnant oh!!!! the scandal. 

 

And by the way did you hear any BOOOOs at he DNC, I don't think so.  Who has the integrity here?

September 4, 2008
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Look, is anyone comfortable with a woman possibly stepping into the role of President that just got her first passport last year?  She has traveled to only ONE country in her entire life and only a few states outside of Alaska.  She won by getting 665 votes and ran a small budget of 8MM for most of her tenure in politics.  She dressed up and read a speech and used her little old family/mother/wife schtick to try to connect to women voters and the working class.  Heck, I've run an 8MM budget and traveled to many more countries.  She has no clue!  The Repubilcans have nothing to run on except bashing their opponents and using the Rove playbook to get terms that aren't even accurate like "the angry left" to try to stick with people who don't know any better.  This is not even a contest!  What a moral compass we have on the Republican side - we have someone who cheated on their first wife with his second, the second wife who has a drug abuser history, a woman who belives in ignorance vs sex ed for children and preaches values like abstinence that her own family cannot uphold and now, the glamorization of teen pregnancy and some hick model from Alaska.  Where is the focus on issues that are affecting us every day?

September 4, 2008
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I watched Sarah Palins speech last night and came away

with a feeling of sadness.Our country is so divided now and she just threw gas on the fire. She is really pretty

and reads a speech well but that is not going to help me

afford gas in my truck.I feel we are doomed if McCain wins

this election.

September 4, 2008
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CNN, MSNBC and the rest of the media is totally biased.  You can tell just by how the headlines and articles are completely slanted to share all the positive aspects/opinions about the Republicans and bury any negative lower down in the article or on the web property.  Check out the home page cnn.com for an example.

September 4, 2008

Has anyone seen the pics of Palin and her kids partying? are they real?

September 4, 2008
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All I can think about the GOP picks for pres and vp is what a load of misfits! Obama has been president since super Tuesday. Everyone knows that. The numbers of any other canidate can not even compare. (who does the media think their fooling?)The GOP has taken their most strongest candidates (Romney, Huckabee) off of the ballot, and replaced them with jokes of the century! If they really thought they could win surley one of them would have been on the ballot. They dare not let their best be embarrassed, disgraced, or even demoralized by the first president of color. But put up puppets to characterize, distract, and humorize the situation. They have opened a stage in which to parade insults against one of the greatest men (mind) of all time. Face it.

September 4, 2008
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Sarah Palin is like a breath of fresh air to all politics!  I have never heard a policitican talk more eloquently in "real speak" in my entire life of 57 years.  I get so tired of the same political talk over and over again, promising all, and delivering little, and yet she seems like a real person who can actually get in there with McCain and be a team that will actually bring about much needed change in Washington, DC.  Kudos to her!!!  I was so glad to hear her knock the socks off the democrats and the liberal news media.  I just hope she can withstand the onslaught of negatives that will now be coming her way since the democrats along with the liberal news media are now on the defensive.  It was really amusing to me this morning to watch CNN & MSNBC and hear them defending their "unbiased" position.  Keep 'em on their toes, Sarah!

September 4, 2008
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I watched Palin's speech, as I'm sure many did, out of sheer curiosity. It was fluff and sarcastic jabs at Obama. I thought it had no substance. And while I'm on the subject of Palin---I find it a double standard when told HER daughter's pregnancy is a private personal family matter. She is against aboration in every case for all American women, even women of rape and incest. Isn't that a private personal matter for ME to decide? Who is she or the government to pry into my personal life and tell me what I can or cannot do with my body? I think each pregnancy is a private personal matter with unique circumstances and no government should force a woman to carry a pregnancy to term, that pregnancy could have lasting physical, and or mental consequences on the woman and the child.

September 4, 2008
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After years of enduring George's arrogance, biting sarcasm and lies ("mission completed, we are winning the war, the economy is growing") I now change the channel or put the television on "mute" when he has anything to say.  I was extrememly disappointed to see that, based on her speech at the RNC, Palin intends to carry on George's tradition of character assisination as opposed to dealing with actual issues.

 

Our country has many IMPORTANT issues that must be addressed (health care, Katrina victims who are still homeless 3 years later, wounded war veterans not receiving adequate health care when they come home, the foreclosure crisis, fuel prices, and the environment just to name a few).  I was very disappointed that Palin chose to spend her time attacking Obama instead of telling me what she intends to do to save this country and improve this the lives of the disappearing middle class.  There is also the issue of how the rest of the world views the U.S.  We don't have a lot of friends out there. 

 

She claims that Obama wants to increase taxes.  Well, how exactly shall we pay off our national debt, repair our bridges, provide medical care to our veterans, provide health care for our citizens if we don't raise taxes?  I'm sorry, but everyone, including the United States, must eventually pay their debts.  Where does Palin expect to get the money to keep the country running without raising taxes?  She didn't bother to say.  Perhaps because she doesn't have a plan?  Or did she just run out of time because she was so busy attacking Obama?

 

Additionally, her sarcasm was completely inappropriate.  I do not want to hear that garbage on television anymore.  Eight years of listening to the self-righteous Taliban-type "Christians" that have unfortunately been "running" this county talk that type of trash is enough for me.  Before George was elected I considered myself a Christian.  I no longer do.  I do not want to be associated with those kind of people.  And I hear that Palin is even more Evangelical and even more to the right in her viewpoints than George.  That is truly frightening.

 

That was certainly not behavior worthy of the Vice-President of the United States of America.  Such a pity.

 

I have been very impressed, however, with the way Obama has been conducting himself.  His poise and refusal to lower himself to Palin's level are truly majestic to watch.  It's been a long time since I have seen a politician conduct himself in a manner that is worthy of respect.  Obama has done that over and over again.

 

In case anyone is wondering, I am female and would have voted for Hillary Clinton had she been the Democratic candidate.  I would have been happy with either Clinton or Obama.  My low opinion of Palin is due to her behavior, not due to her gender.  She's off to a very bad start.  I've only known of her for a very short period of time, and I watched with an open mind.  Her behavior was horrible and she should be ashamed of herself.  I hope she takes the time to watch that speech. I would like her to see with her own eyes the person she showed herself to be.

September 4, 2008
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COMMUNITY ORGANIZER

"im sorry to say but F off REP what the hell is so hilarious about a man partcipating in his community to make it better. I guess if everyone was rich and well off as REP it wouldve have been funny but its not just like McCain dosnt even know the number of houses he owns. The only community service PALIN has done is be the pin up on calendars in the mens restroom.

September 4, 2008
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Lincoln freed the Blacks and women have had to fight for their freedom ever since. Your party wants to take away our freedoms that we've faught so hard for because you don't agree with some of our issues primarily (ABORTION)It is an abortion to take away some of our rights as women as well! You are taking 10 steps backwards and more women will die from it. Not everyone lives in an American dream in America. 1 in 6 women are raped in the United States every day! That is almost the same rate as Breast Cancer, yet you would make a women carry a child from such a violent crime, even if she were a child. You must live in a glass house because you have no idea what the real America is suffering

September 4, 2008
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2BanAmerican // 6 hours ago  

I wish to educate the women out there that think it's Ok to make laws against themselves.

 

In 2006, there were 272,350 victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault. (These figures do not include victims 12 years old or younger.)

 

Every 2 minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted.

Here's the math. According to the U.S. Department of Justice's National Crime Victimization Survey - the country's largest a...

more I wish to educate the women out there that think it's Ok to make laws against themselves.

 

In 2006, there were 272,350 victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault. (These

September 4, 2008
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AND THE MAYHEM CONTINUES…

 

Another political year! Another year for banters and acting! Another year for the annoying face of politics. In plain and simple terms we’ve narrowed our options down to two candidates: One black, young, man and one white, old man; both running for the position of commander in chief of these United States. Then we have an old, white, man and a white, young, woman, running as their second in command (or vice president).  The dilemma is who to vote for? Is race a factor in people’s decision making process? Whether we like to face up to this sad point or not, the truth is that race is indeed a big factor, and to some people, it might be their only deciding factor. It’s down to the wire.  The media is crazy; stories are coming out everywhere. We have constant badmouthing of families, teens getting pregnant, and so on… To all this, I say give it a rest. When making a decision about who to vote for in November, just think and consider where you are and where you see yourself in the next four years. Then, pick the candidate you see that adheres to your principles, values and lifestyle. I try not to watch the news too much, and I try not to let the personal lives of the candidates sway my decision. In a way, and in my opinion, running a country is like running an established old business. You love it because of the time and effort you put into it, it has become part and parcel of the individual that shares this relationship with it. But always remember, that at the end of the day, it’s still what it is: an established old business. In November, pick a candidate that has a platform to make the business grow and not one that leaves our beautiful country in utter distress.

September 4, 2008
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Rapepublicans Educate Yourselves!

Here is the link to the Alaska Wild life consevation. These too are God's creatures.

http://awcc.org/home.html

please read and research

Two days before she was picked as John McCain's running mate last week, Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska presided over what she called "one of the most historic and exciting events" in Alaska since statehood when she signed a bill that could clear the way for a massive natural gas pipeline. Standing in a hotel ballroom in Anchorage, flanked by labor leaders, nurses, electricians, and other union members, Palin inked legislation to spur what analysts say could be the largest private capital project in U.S. history-the construction of a new pipeline to carry natural gas from Alaska's resource-rich North Slope to the rest of the country.

It's an ambitious project. The price tag for the planned 1,715-mile pipeline is an estimated $26 billion-and it's been a long time in the making. Alaskans have been eyeing their vast natural gas resources and attempting to sell them to buyers for decades.

McCain's campaign team, along with Alaskan Republicans, has been quick to credit Palin for overcoming past obstacles and pushing the project through. But with support for the proposed pipeline cutting across party lines, she was in part the beneficiary of lucky timing, with high energy prices driving demand for some kind of a deal. Indeed, the pipeline's promise has even been trumpeted by Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, who, in a speech this summer (given well in advance of Palin's selection), praised the project's potential for "delivering clean natural gas and creating good jobs in the process."

The pipeline will take at least a decade to build, so it will be years before the project can be judged a success or failure. But by almost any measure, its potential energy contribution is large. Alaska's North Slope contains about 35 trillion cubic feet of recoverable natural gas reserves, most of it in Prudhoe Bay. The pipeline, which is scheduled to be completed by 2018, is expected to carry about 4.5 billion cubic feet a day-the equivalent of about 8 percent of the country's current natural gas production. (Today, in fact, the eight largest natural gas-producing shale fields in the U.S. yield a combined 6.6 billion cubic feet a day, according to a recent private report.)

On top of that, Alaska officials say an additional 220 trillion to 230 trillion cubic feet may be recoverable with further exploration. "Alaska has tremendous reserves and resources," says Marty Rutherford, Palin's chief adviser for the pipeline. "We've always wanted to move this gas to market." At least one oil exploration company, Anadarko, was exploring for untapped natural gas in Alaska last winter.

The timing couldn't be better. As gas prices have climbed and energy independence has become a chief concern, natural gas is being billed as a promising domestic alternative, both for electricity and for fuel. Today, it already provides about 23 percent of the country's energy (mainly as electricity), and recent technological advances have led to a production boom of a scale not seen in several decades. Though natural gas is still a fossil fuel, it burns much cleaner than coal or oil, and everyone from Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Texas oilman T. Boone Picken's has suggested it as a transition fuel to allow other technologies, like wind and solar, to come up to scale.

Alaska, officials there say, has been pushing to sell its natural gas since the 1970s, but it's taken a number of complementary factors-Palin being just one of them-to ignite the necessary effort to build a pipeline. Three well-known oil and natural gas companies-BP, ConocoPhillips, and ExxonMobil-control most of the North Slope's natural gas, and they've long used it to boost their own oil production, reinjecting it down into oil-and-gas wells to force out any remaining oil. Without the gas, their oil recovery would have been abysmal, says Cathy Foerster, the engineering commissioner at the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.

But in recent years, production in Alaska's aging oil fields has dropped off. The value of natural gas, meanwhile, has increased, and state officials have been increasingly eager to find a way to sell it to the lower 48 states.

Politics, however, has frequently gotten in the way. Palin's predecessor, Gov. Frank Murkowski, tried to get the legislature to sign off on a gas pipeline plan that he had hammered out with the big oil companies, but the deal quickly unraveled. "The gives to oil companies were way in excess of what the economics required," says Alaska's Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Irwin. (Irwin, who held the natural resources post under Murkowski as well, was fired at the time for opposing the deal, and six other top state officials resigned in protest.)  less

September 4, 2008
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Go to Wikpidia and do your Research on your Candidates

just type in their names then make your choice. Be SMART America!

Obama has sponsored "131 bills since Jan 4, 2005.[2] This figure does not include bills to which Obama contributed very substantially as cosponsor, such as the Coburn-Obama Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 or the Lugar-Obama Cooperative Proliferation Detection, Interdiction Assistance, and Conventional Threat Reduction Act of 2006, which were formally sponsored by Senators Coburn and Lugar, respectively. They also exclude amendments to other bills, although these in the Senate are not required to be germane to the parent bill and can therefore effectively be bills in their own right.[3] Obama has co-sponsored 619 bills during the same time period.

State legislator, 1997-2004

Main article: Illinois Senate career of Barack Obama

Obama was elected to the Illinois Senate in 1996, succeeding State Senator Alice Palmer as Senator from the 13th District, which then spanned Chicago South Side neighborhoods from Hyde Park-Kenwood south to South Shore and west to Chicago Lawn.[27] Once elected, Obama gained bipartisan support for legislation reforming ethics and health care laws.[28] He sponsored a law increasing tax credits for low-income workers, negotiated welfare reform, and promoted increased subsidies for childcare.[29] In 2001, as co-chairman of the bipartisan Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, Obama supported Republican Governor Ryan's payday loan regulations and predatory mortgage lending regulations aimed at averting home foreclosures,[30] and in 2003, Obama sponsored and led unanimous, bipartisan passage of legislation to monitor racial profiling by requiring police to record the race of drivers they detained and legislation making Illinois the first state to mandate videotaping of homicide interrogations.[29][31]

 

In January 2003, Obama became chairman of the Illinois Senate's Health and Human Services Committee when Democrats, after a decade in the minority, regained a majority.[35] During his 2004 general election campaign for U.S. Senate, police representatives credited Obama for his active engagement with police organizations in enacting death penalty reforms.[36] Obama resigned from the Illinois Senate in November 2004 following his election to the US Senate.[37]

 

In July 2004, Obama wrote and delivered the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, Massachusetts.[43] After describing his maternal grandfather's experiences as a World War II veteran and a beneficiary of the New Deal's FHA and G.I. Bill programs, Obama spoke about changing the U.S. government's economic and social priorities. He questioned the Bush administration's management of the Iraq War and highlighted America's obligations to its soldiers. Drawing examples from U.S. history, he criticized heavily partisan views of the electorate and asked Americans to find unity in diversity, saying, "There is not a liberal America and a conservative America; there's the United States of America."[d-142742] Broadcasts of the speech by major news organizations launched Obama's status as a national political figure and boosted his campaign for U.S. Senate.[45]  less

September 4, 2008
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Compaare to my last post please!

Sarah Louise Heath Palin (pronounced /ˈpeɪlɪn/; born February 11, 1964) is the governor of Alaska and the Republican vice presidential nominee in the 2008 United States presidential election.

 

Palin served two terms on the Wasilla, Alaska, city council from 1992 to 1996, then won two terms as mayor of Wasilla from 1996 to 2002. After an unsuccessful campaign for lieutenant governor of Alaska in 2002, she chaired the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission from 2003 to 2004 while also serving as Ethics Supervisor of the commission.

 

In November 2006, Palin was elected the governor of Alaska, becoming the first woman and youngest person to hold the office. She defeated incumbent Republican governor Frank Murkowski in the Republican primary and former Democratic governor Tony Knowles in the general election, garnering 48.3% of the vote.

 

On August 29, 2008, Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain announced that he had chosen Palin as his running mate. She was nominated at the 2008 Republican National Convention in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Palin is the second woman to run for vice president on a major-party ticket and the first Republican woman to do so.[5]  less

September 4, 2008
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2 Ban America your blogs are too long u have a lot of important stuff to say but dam its like reading a newspaper front to back.

September 4, 2008
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Remember me

September 4, 2008
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It is hard for me as an American to think that there are truly some of us who would condone the killing of human beings simply because of their sexual prefferences. They use the Bible as their shield for their actions and for their discriminating and hateful minds. WE THE PEOPLE ARE SCREAMLING FOR CHANGE!

The Democratic-controlled State Assembly has repeatedly passed bills that would outlaw anti-gay crimes, but the Republican-controlled State Senate has failed to act on them!

New York City, there were 82 anti-gay bias crimes reported this year through Oct. 4, compared with 46 during the same period last year, representing a 78 percent jump, said Deputy Inspector Barbara A. Sicilia, the commander of the Bias Unit. Overall bias crimes rose by 2 percent, to 384 from 374.

 

Although the most incidents were reported in lower Manhattan, where they usually occur, more incidents were also reported in Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island.

 

In the latest attack, two men shouted anti-gay remarks at a 31-year-old man on the streets of the Dyker Heights section of Brooklyn yesterday evening, then hit him in the head with an unspecified object, the police said. The man was not seriously injured.

 

Carl Locke, the director of client services at the Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project, a nonprofit organization that helps victims of bias crimes, said the spread of bias crimes across the city shows the extent to which gay people are becoming more visible outside their usual neighborhoods, Greenwich Village and Chelsea in Manhattan and Park Slope in Brooklyn.

 

''Most gay-related crimes have people come to your neighborhood and seek you out to hurt you,'' he said. ''Now people don't have to come downtown. As we are more visible outside of Manhattan, we have also seen an increase in crimes in those neighborhoods.''

 

While many activists believe that anti-gay crimes are on the rise across the country, statistics are difficult to come by. The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Projects, which collects data from 14 organizations across the country, reported that violent crimes against gay people rose 2 percent, to 2,445 incidents, in 1997, the last year for which statistics are available. In 1996, the report said, anti-gay crimes rose by 6 percent.

 

But those figures reflect incidents labeled bias crimes by local organizations, which often use different standards than the police when determining motivation.

 

Jack Levin, a professor of sociology and criminology at Northeastern University and an author of ''Hate Crimes: The Rising Tide of Bigotry and Bloodshed'' (Plenum Press, 1993), said it was not unusual for anti-gay crimes to buck the trends of other bias crimes.

 

''Most hate crimes respond to economic factors like the unemployment rate, but not gay-bashing,'' he said. ''Gay-bashing has nothing to do with money, with economic survival. That's why so many perpetrators are teen-agers and come from every point among the economic continuum. It is typically done by young people, with their hormones raging, feeling confusion about sexual identity. Young guys in denial about their own homosexual feelings who see the very presence of a gay person as a threat.''

 

Nineteen states, including New York, do not have legislation that specifically prohibits anti-gay hate crimes. In these states, someone who assaults a gay man or a lesbian can be convicted of assault, but not a bias-related assault. New York does have a law, aggravated harassment in the first degree, that outlaws harassing people because of ''the race, color, religion or national origin of such person,'' but it makes no reference to sexual orientation.

 

The Democratic-controlled State Assembly has repeatedly passed bills that would outlaw anti-gay crimes, but the Republican-controlled State Senate has failed to act on them. This year, Gov. George E. Pataki, a Republican, renewed his call to pass the bill, saying that ''passing the bias-crime legislation, including a provision protecting those who would be discriminated against based on sexual orientation, is very important.''

 

Mr. Allis, the magazine editor, said that Mr. Shepard's killing put recent history into a new light.

 

''There was that sense of connecting the dots,'' he said. ''Between the well-publicized murders, the less-publicized hate crimes that we hear about across the country, Trent Lott's words calling homosexuality a disease, and small acts of intolerance, there were all sorts of indications. But the murder of Matthew Shepard brought the picture into relief.''

September 4, 2008
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Forget the fact that her speech was the most sarcastic given at the convention. Forget the fact that it was writtem by a Bush speechwriter. But how can you forget that a 17 year old is 5 months pregnant.

 

Alaska Statutory Rape Laws say

 

Statutory rape is defined as sexual activity – without the use of force or violence – with anyone defined as a minor. The thought behind these laws is that a minor is unable to legally consent to sexual activity. Statutory rape is so common in the United States that the federal government’s Department of Health and Human Services commissioned a report on this type of crime in 2004.

 

State laws vary slightly in terms of defining the term “minor” and in the criminal and financial penalties that can be applied to statutory rape cases. At this time I’d like to discuss Alaska statutory rape laws with you for a few minutes.

 

The age of consent is defined as 16 years old, according to Alaska statutory rape laws. If a person who is at least 18 years old engages in sexual activity with a person who is 16 years old or younger, he or she will be charged with sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree. This charge is a felony in Alaska. And remember, it does not matter if you did not force or threaten the other person into performing this sexual act with you. It is still a crime under Alaska statutory rape laws.

 

Any person who is 16 years old or older who has sexual intercourse with a minor who is 13-, 14-, or 15-years-old will be charged with sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree. Again, this charge is also a felony.

 

You can also be charged with a felony – sexual abuse in the third degree – if you are at least 16 years old and you have sex with anyone who is age 13-15, or if the person is a minor at least three years younger than you. In addition, Alaska statutory rape laws declare that anyone who is 18 years old or older who has sex with a person who is 16 or 17, or who is at least three years younger than the offender, can be charged with sexual abuse in the third degree. This is also a felony.

 

Alaska statutory rape laws carry punishments that include imprisonment and fines.

 

So if Ms Palin's case fit these circumstances, should not Alaska be prosecuting the young man involved, or is this just another example of the hypocrisy that exist in this country

September 4, 2008
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Be Smart,Educate Yourselves then VOTE

Equality!

 

On any given night in America, anywhere from 700,000 to 2 million people are homeless, according to estimates of the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty.

According to a December, 2000 report of the US Conference of Mayors:

 

single men comprise 44 percent of the homeless, single women 13 percent, families with children 36 percent, and unaccompanied minors seven percent.

the homeless population is about 50 percent African-American, 35 percent white, 12 percent Hispanic, 2 percent Native American and 1 percent Asian.

According to the 1996 National Survey of Homeless Assistance Providers and Clients (NSHAPC):

 

single homeless individuals in 1996 reported an average income of $348 during the last 30 days, about 51 percent of the 1996 federal poverty level of $680/month for one person.

28 percent said they sometimes or often do not get enough to eat, compared with 12 percent of poor American adults.

44 percent did paid work during the past month.

21 percent received income from family members or friends.

66 percent of the homeless have problems with alcohol, drug abuse, or mental illness.

22 percent have been physically assaulted.

7 percent have been sexually assaulted.

38 percent say someone stole money or things directly from them.

30 percent have been homeless for more than two years.

September 4, 2008
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stop cutting and pasting

September 4, 2008
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It seems here that SHE is the one that keeps palying the "Hockey Mom" card...so of course people are going to keep thinking of her as a Mom with little children - something the men (referring to the doulble standard) hjaven't done, I haven't heard any of the other canidates for either party during the primaries or now do. I guess she keeps saying that & bashing Obama because she doesn't know what McCain's plan is...I'm not sure any of the other speakers do either, since they never mentioned it. This is typical Republican bashing they just keep skirting the REAL issues. How about their buttons "Hottest VP from the Coolest State"? Not sexist? Or is this a double standard. it's time to move past her and get the focus back on Mccain.

September 4, 2008
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Last night after watching the debate,i think she was condesending,and very rude, also disrespectful. Just to let her know the race is not for the swift but who can endure it. Just think if it was the Democratic that came out last night and did that to her , she would be the victim, all i can hear is praises from most women. Thats aload of bull. I am still waiting to hear her views on how my house will be safe ,my health,and my children education etc,will be taken care of. Yes she will connect to alot of women but those women dont have to work a twelve hour shift,the people she was talking to last night they all are millionaires.

September 4, 2008
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How can we in good concience vote for the same rederick and the same politics as the last 8 years. Our country is the laughing stock of the world and is in an astronimical amount of debt as well as looked upon as Hitlers of the modern world. We have our own people who are suffering, who are loosing there homes, who are starving, who are sick, who have lost their jobs and all we can do is talk about how the institution of marriage is in jeopardy, or that a woman doesn't have the right to her own body. I honestly don't feel jeopardized in my marriage of 26 years by Homosexualilty. I have no fears of turning gay nor does my husband. I can't in good concience look at a 13 year old who has been gang raped and tell her she has to go to full term when it just happened 2 weeks ago. I don't know how you can. I can't stand by and see my fellow Americans loose their jobs one right after the other to out sourcing or see them loose their homes and have no where to go. I have to vote for CHANGE and that is the Obama-Biden ticket. Our veterans and our elderly and our sick deserve more than what has been taken from them these last 8 years! America is a melting pot and the America know cares and helps one another, even if it means cleaning up someone elses mistakes and paying more taxes for it. I can't stand by and see the victims of Katrina have no recourse for years on end and I can't stand by and see our young men come home with limbs missing and their families suffering all for the sake of OIL! We have alternative solutions to our Energy Crises and instead of putting our money into that we put into fighting a war for Oil so that the rich could get richer.  I won't vote for four more years of that! WE need to bring our men home and we need to mend our own Country which has suffered enough in the name of FEAR and OIL!  Where is the America I know and love?  Bring our brave young men and women home where they belong. WE are no longer the peace keepers of the World, we are hated and laughed at.  We need to heal and we need to becvome the Nation we once were of Honor and Dignety and earn the worlds trust again. We don't even have anything made in America anymore it is all made in China, we have aloud ourselves to be invaded by other Nations through trade. America we need CHANGE! We need it now!

September 4, 2008
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whats funny about participating in your community?

September 4, 2008
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I was sorely disappointed in Palin's attack of others! We don't need that. We need to hear her plans, her ides her goals etc. click here to see all of my work
September 4, 2008
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They are making her look so qualify, I think she would be running in McCain spot. To me she has more experience that McCain himself.

September 4, 2008
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Palin's speech was so shallow that she couldn't even sell it on e-bay.  If she is elected maybe she could get rid of all our troubles by selling them on e-bay.  Any bidders?

September 4, 2008
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TXTRAVELER

Sorry I do get carried away.  I love my country soo much and it pains me to see so many suffering. I appreciate your critic and will keep it shorter.  However, please take the time to read some of these facts, and in the future I will put up links. I truly hope that we can Unite as a Country not just as 2 seperate Party's

September 4, 2008
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As I had said in one of my long comments being a Community Organizer is the foundation for change within the community and that is where it all starts.  With the PEOPLE, by The People and For the People. Hmmm sounds familiar.  Look up Barack Obama on Wikpedia and see his accomplishments, it's easy to do, type it in your search bar. I just don't understand how Rapepublicans can stand in front of truth and facts and deny them. It's crazy, it's as though they go threw life with blinders on and all they see is money. Palin we are looking straight into your eyes and we truly see who you are. Someone who definetely can not be trusted!

September 4, 2008
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I am not impressed with Mrs. Palin at all or her attitude.  She already shows by her remarks about Joe Biden and Obama how insensitive to other peoples losses or tragedies in comparison to Mr. McCain.  My dad was in World War2 and was shot down twice behind enemy lines.  Mr. McCain finally has someone who really knows how to lash out for him.  She has no idea what it is like to lose everything you have worked for, a home to a major flood in your town is devastated and under water for three days.  You put everything you have out on the street to be picked up and put in dump trucks.  Our family does.  Them when you lose the new home built with disaster loan money is destroyed by fire caused by a bad oil change to a nearly car.  There was not doubt it was an oil fire caused by the oil change.  The major retailer in this country who was responsible for that was found guilty but appealed.  Our story goes on and on.  A second trial and the company my husband worked for 44 years filed bankruptcy in November 2000, put a whole plant, and allot of people out of work and no insurance.  Another appeal.  Major Injustice and major health changes for me, no home but thankful to have a roof over our head.  My husband is 70 years old and we do not know how we will be able to start over again.  We have to move from the place we live and do not know how we will do it.  Our faith is what is keeping going. This happened in 1995, the flood in March 17, 1990.  The new house was on four years old. We moved into it in March of 1991 and we lived with my husband’s mother for a year while we built the house. I know how to identify with the kind of losses I see people have all the time and the injustice in our system.  I also know what it is like to deal with developmental disabilities within a family.  I have a brother who is fifty five years old, has all learning disabilities, Mental Retardation, and is very Autistic.  I have been his legal guardian since 2001.  Getting help for him is almost impossible with all that has happened with cuts in programs in mental health and developmental disabilities. I could go on and on about the injustice, I know first hand and what I see in our country.  No illegal aliens do not need to get Social Security Benefits when my brother cannot get help and only $10.00 a month in food stamps and he has worked in supported job programs but is not going to work any longer due to the worsening of his condition. He gets $877.00 a month in Social Security and you tell me how anyone can live on that.  You can barely eat on it.

 

I noticed the crowd in the Republican Convention and the people in that crowd.  My vote will be Democratic, our judicial system is so political, and the unjustice it is unreal.  I am not impressed with Mrs. Palin at all.

AnnAtlanta

September 4, 2008
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goofygram I wouldn't buy the Bridge to Nowhere from her.lol

September 4, 2008
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HAS ANYONE LOOKED AT THE ALASKAN ECONOMIC REPORT FOR 2006 (PAGE 20)? PALIN RAISED THE TAXES ON OIL BY ABOUT 30% IN ONE YEAR. 84% OF THE STATE REVENUE COMES FROM OIL AND GAS TAX. SHE INSTITUTED A NEW PPT-BASED PRODUCTION TAX THAT WILL INCREASE TAXES STARTING IN 09 UP ABOUT 30%. AM I THE ONLY ONE SEEING THIS.  SHE IS HUGELY RAISING TAXES!!!!! AND THEY SAY THE DEMOCRATS ARE?? I DON'T THINK THE DEMS CAN TOP THAT!! REPORT THIS PLEASE.

September 4, 2008
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Well, I call her Pistol Packin Palin and here's my Cheer for her

To the P

To the T

To the A

To the White House

 

Grab your Gun

Have Some Fun

Kill a Bear

Do Your Hair

 

To The P

To the T

To The A

To The White House

 

OMG

It's the GOP

Turned in my Van

For a Black Sedan

 

To The P

To the T

To the A

To The White House

 

I'm stickin with McCain

and there's nothin to Gain!

September 4, 2008
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DMacaster

THANK YOU!

September 4, 2008

After watching Palin’s speech I was left feeling like I was given no meaty substance to chew on. Oh, she looked and sounded good, but I was felt like my intelligent was assaulted by someone offering me a candy. Americans do not fall into the trap of the Republican’s candy coated speeches, because those who do will find themselves eating unhealthy additives that could stop the heartbeat of this country.

September 4, 2008
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I'm so fed up w/ this palin chick! before she had a special needs child was she an advocate? Don't have one and then tell me, who's a mom of one but supported march of dimes BEFOREHAND that you'll be an advocate for me! Don't tell me all these lame jokes and leave out what you plan to do about healthcare for my special needs child mrs i'm gonna be an advocate! I didn't hear ONE issue about what she plans on doing..NOT ONE...you are so quick to jump on obama's jobs and what he's done, but we're talking about NOW. what can you do for AMERICA now! What are you planning on doing about healthcare? uh oh..this turned into a rant..sorry :)

September 4, 2008
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Sara Palin's speech last night paled in comparison to Hillary Clinton's. She stood stoically behind the podium screeching the same old song we've heard all week, failing to enlighten viewers as to what qualifies her to be a Commander in chief or  progress she intends to make for America. Hardly any eye contact with the audience was ever made.

The American public should not shelter Palin or her family from public scrutiny because she put herself and her family out there when she decided to run for office. I am amazed at the coddling she is receiving. If you can't take the heat don't run for the seat! Because Mrs. Palin is a strong vocal advocate for abstinence only education and Pentecostal values she set herself and her family up for public scrutiny.

Personally I am against forcing children into marriage because of an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy. This is WRONG! Mrs. Palin can easily afford to support this teen family for years. How do they plan to support themselves and this baby?  Is it realistic for the majority of American families to buy into this happily ever after fantasy? Years of statistics show this is far from reality. What'ss the Palin/ Republican support plan for everyone else? Most teen parents struggle with poverty for years, raising babies in unstable homes that are not poorly equipt to support them. Teen marriage tends to be a sad, hard, unglamorous  reality unlike the elite fantasy we've seen splashed all over the news lately.  I find it unbelievable that Republicans are promoting teen pregnancy, child marriages, gun use and Christian only values.  What is our country coming too? How can anyone these values promote Freedom? It's McCain/Palin double-talk for dictatorship! Freedom is being able to make a choice. That's what a real American Maverick wouldn't promote, right?  Examine McCain/Palin's audience, white, old, and wealthy with a sprinkle of diversity. Obama's audience resembled a melting pot, a diverse group of people. I have to say that I was excited to see a women running for a Presidential office but Sara Palin is a big disappoint. Our VP  should be much more than a cheap replica of June Cleaver with  a colorful checkered past. We need a  dynamic progressive powerhouse with credentials to back it up!  A pit bull with lipstick, please! She looks and sounds like the Avon Lady!  The McCain/Palin plan is a poor example of American progress. I pray these dark days will end soon.

September 4, 2008
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since when does it say that a comedian is a high qualification to be vp and how did her jokes or anything she said tell me how she can fix the economy or help the poor and middle class. And the attack on her family Bush's daughter have been in the media, lots of politicians children have been in the spotlight, and when someone decides to be in the spotlight common sense says so will your children. They represent you, what you stand for, your moral issues ex: teenage children who get pregnant out of wedlock. Hello common sense people what the real problem how can she help run the country when she cant even control or keep a full eye on her children!!!

September 4, 2008
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Community Organizer... Yes!!! We organize to keep our community free of guns, We organize to make sure the big business will not take the community playground and turn it into luxury condos, We organize and work with local police to reduce crimes in our community, We organize to make sure that big business will not damage the environment and our community. We organize to make sure that the family farms are not taken by big business. We organize and help our brothers and sisters children when they are overseas fighting for our country. We organize and help our homeless veterans at our community soup kitchen. We organize when mortage brokers take poor familes to the cleaners. SO,YOU SEE COMMUNITY ORGANIZER ARE NOT SO BAD FOR THE AMERICAN POPLE!!!!

September 4, 2008
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TLW

I was extremely disappointed with the tone,content,and delivery of several speeches last night. It was as if voters watching the spectacle were not on anyone's mind. The RNC attendees don't reflect what our country looks like. Many are older, affluent and conservative. While there is nothing wrong with these traits; my point is that the words and images don't add up. For one thing, I don't think I saw any 'poor people' in the crowd...or maybe they don't count to Republicans.

 

The attacks that many have been disheartened by resonates with my feelings as well.  As a voter, I deserve to make the best decision possible. When those who 'aspire' to lead the nation wallow in character assassination, mockery and belittling differences; it reminds me why so many countries are at odds with the current administration (as well as Americans). We appear arrogant, inconsiderate and fail to live up to what it means to be an American. Whether we are democrat or republican; we all deserve to feel proud of our leaders and how they represent our ideals.  That did not happen last night, in my humble opinion.

 

As for the media....I disagree with the RNC and see this as a ploy. For those bloggers who 'blame the democrats'...add voters who feel they have a right to know who they are being asked to vote for. Our news anchors are important voices, advocates and windows to society. Moreover, I don't recall 'freedom of speech' having an expiration term in this country. When 'government' crosses the line of the press, it won't be long before our civil liberties begin to dwindle as well. So to our press and news people I say go for the truth and continue to challenge our thinking as voters!!!!

 

Lastly, while Palin 'delivered' her speech well, they were not her words, her feelings, her thoughts or anything that gave me as a voter insight into who she is as a person. In the absence of her voice (which I question whether McCain is really going to listen to or be influenced by) I don't really know who she is. I'm bright, intelligent and can make up my own mind. I don't need Washington, Speech Writers, the RNC/DNC, or narrow minded folks to think for me. So show me more than theatrics, Republican puppeteering,and party obedience.

 

Our country was founded by people willing and courageous enough to share (and be open to)different views. What I saw last night was an invitation to those wealthy enough, educated enough, and without much compassion or open-mindedness to care about what American voters need right now show boating.

 

In closing, I would remind all of us that our economy, energy crisis, reputation abroad,healthcare issues (as our nation ages....much like Japan is experiencing), jobless rate, etc. ALL HAPPENED ON THE REPUBLICANS WATCH. For the RNC to expect voters to believe that George Bush did it all by himself is cowardess at it worst. While the RNC is busy barking about 'experience'; how about adding 'taking accountability for our lack of leadership, judgment and concerns for the needs of our people'. If we win in Iraq and lose the war with the issues facing our people; what kind of legacy does this suggest the REPUBLICANS are leaving the next generation. The debate about experience, vetting, the media,etc....is all shallow; given the needs of millions of Americans seem to get lost in the balance. I for one say ENOUGH and it's time for change, accountability and courage.

September 4, 2008
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Wake Up People!!  What are the real issues that you deal with day to day?  Health care, economy....was that even mentioned during this week?  That's how you know RNC is catered to the wealthy or people that are just plain clueless. 

I am a single mom and I certainly do not connect with Palin.  Obama has maintained dignity and class through this entire campaign and will continue to do so.  Palin's speech lacked substance and was so low class I was even embarrased for McCain.  Obama is the most humble and authentic politician I have ever seen!  I mean, where is the diversity in the Republican office?  American is a diverse nation that embodies different culture and RESPECTS different opinions.  That is what Obama represents and that is why I will be voting on 11/4 for OBAMA!!!

September 4, 2008
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I am curious about a photo I received of potential vice president Palin.  It shows her in a two piece bikini at a pool with an automatic weapon in hand with a big smile on her face.

My question is very simply this - is the pic real?  How do you know?  Pics can be forged or faked - but damn - this looks authentic - but again - in today's world - the only thing we know that is not authentic are politicians from either party.

September 4, 2008
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I watched CNN today and have heard comments about how the Democrats may have to watch what they say to and about Palin or they may be accused of being sexist.

 

And my reply to that is; if she wants to be Vice President of the United States the second most powerful job in the nation, then she and her SUPPORTERS better be able to stand the heat or get out of the kitchen and not wine because she is asked to prove her claims.

 

This is not a position of the soft.

 

She talked a big game last night, she dished out MANY accusations. Well, it should not surprise her that she receive rebuttal from her competition. That does not make them sexist because they respond, it make them competitors defending their viewpoint and accomplishments.

 

We as American have the right to know the past history of any Presidential candidate. And if any candidate has a problem with that, then they should look for another job!

 

We will ask questions, more questions and more questions about everything that is important to us as citizens. And we expect answers regardless if they are to their liking or not. That goes for Republican and Democrat.

 

And by the way, I'm proud to be woman.

 

ForRealzzz

September 4, 2008
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I'm sorry but I have some objections to Sarah Palin's speech last night - I also got pregnant at 17 years old which does not reflect on my parents values and morales and what they believed in and I also married the father of my 4 children which was an absent father to say the least and I struggled getting the "laws" of this nation to help me out with this which your daughter will not (lucky her and what about the others who just discovered this and have to deal with this without the fame that you have as a parent?). I am 49 years old now and this hasn't changed any in 22 years and so no one has educated our children in that many years about this and more importantly - EDUCATION to bring this nation above this. I was not lucky enough to run a "small town" to get famous. I would support her if she had addressed the issues that we as American's face today. So okay her son and nephew are going to Iraq or are there but I also as many other families have had to face this but the question is - should we have had to do this - BUSH and CHENEY (Halliburton). Her Replucican party made this decision based on incorrect information that Bush made a decision on - then her and other service members would not have to deal with this. She did not address this - it does not matter to me and other families that are  having to deal with this - I hope her son and nephew do not pay the price of this or she might have a differnt view point about this as other families (4,000 and counting and hopefully not you as a mom will have to deal with this) I honestly pray that you don't but 4,000 families have. You have no idea how hard this is on families when they go to a war that no one believes in and should have even started. I praise McCain for what he had to go through as you stated over and over again in your introductory speech and I praise and honor all the vets that had to go thru that as they do now -- but even that war and the one that we are in should not have even have put in our service members and families through without first having us as a "peaceful seeking nation" sought other means besides "liberal interest groups", "OIL executives", etc. and made our priority Peace amond all countries before WAR. I cannot support someone whose values are to say the least "sarcastic" and with no respect to others good intentions except their own. I am a liberal but she made my decision on where my vote will go and I cannot vote for someone who "Uses" her family to gain popularity "hear the glamour in her voice vs. Obama" - (Uh - same thing - so what is she talking about? she did the same thing and I can't believe that at the end of her speech McCain couldn't even find her? I love that her family is behind her but she is no diffent from Obama and his struggle in being recognized as a true American "melting pot of all cultures because of the freedom that this nation gives to all including immigrants.  God bless America and what everyone else believes in but I most want to believe in a higher power that can bring PEACE to all the world and not just America.

September 4, 2008
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On Wednesday night we learned Governor Palin can dish it out. What we don’t yet know…. can she take it? And even if she can, is that a good thing?

She’s positioning herself as gutsy and feisty, yet won’t grant an interview with legitimate journalist, and hasn’t been seen outside the bubble of the McCain campaign and its handlers.

I want to learn about Governor Palin’s public policies and approach to governing, and less about her ability to deliver a sarcastic and belittling punch line. It’s not too difficult to make fun of others. I foolishly hoped we were over divisive, sarcastic, cynical and belittling political posturing. It appears I was wrong.

I tuned into Governor Palin’s speech with interest and an open mind, and after watching and listening carefully, I still have no idea if she’s interested in discussing public policy or agendas.

She seemed proud to compare herself to a pit-bull in lipstick. She seemed proud to belittle contributions of those that choose to take a different path to impact their communities, like community organizers. She seemed proud to make use of sarcasm as a way to make her case against others, but not a case for her policies.

And what’s maverick about that? Where’s the reform in that? And where was the straight talk in Governor Palin’s speech last night?

I wanted to hear her maverick approach to solving the problems with access and affordability issues surrounding health care.

I wanted to hear her reforms to the tax code, NAFTA, unemployment challenges, equal pay for equal work, early childhood education and the public school system and a host of domestic issues. If Senator McCain has foreign policy and national security issues 100% mastered and covered, then it is reasonable to ask Governor Palin to articulate domestic issues and solutions. I learned nothing about those issues last night with the exception that she supports more gas and oil pipelines in Alaska.

I don’t care about Governor Palin’s family, small town roots, or her husband’s snowmobile racing skills. I have my own story and it’s no more or no less patented. We seem to miss the point that ALL of us have a story. Some of us don’t have professional speech writers and story tellers to present it, but it’s undeniably our own. But not all of us are positioned to be the next VP, or impact policies that can and will have an influence on everyone else.

I admire the work Governor Palin has done in her life. And I’m sure it’s been valuable to her city, county, and state. Can’t Senator Obama’s work also be valued instead of belittled? Why is her past work with the PTA more important than his former contributions to the community on the south side of Chicago?

Her criticism of Senator Obama’s oratory skills are ironic considering she’s asking us to join her on the basis of a speech, her life story, and her scorn for his past contributions . She should be asking us to join her based upon her public policy positions, her willingness to meet and field questions from journalists, her ability to articulate and implement detailed solutions.

She is asking to lead us…I want to know where.

September 4, 2008
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Palin launched attacks at Obama last night talking about how he has not the same experience as she has. However she has 5 kids @ home who need her @ home. I mean one who has down syndorome and another one pregant @ 17 she needs to be home leading her children not trying to run the government. I do not mean that a mother can't run the country it is just having young kids @ home and being a mother you need to spend time investing in them not running for V.P. Maybe like Mrs. Clinton when your kids are grown you can run for President. You do not have as many distractions. This is how I feel. Women can do a great job if they have very little or no distractions. I take nothing away from her leadership capabilites but she has to many problems at home to try to run as a V.P.

 

Mothers need support to raise a child.  They need to be at home with there children not running the country when they can't even run there own household.  Her children need her at home not trying to run for V.P.  It shows her husband can't do it all!  Women need support from the whole household!  And Palin instead of putting her self before her kids she needs to put her kids before her self!

 

Palin lied about the bridge in Alaska and how she got federal funds to build it and then rejected it! She has mislead the nation for she is under investagation by her own state for misconduct! She also has lost focused on the issues on home instead choosing to attack Obama on his record not on the economy! She is no doubt inexperienced to be a V.P. and needs to attend to her family needs not her own!

September 4, 2008
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Governor Sarah Palin holds a Bachelors of Arts In Journalism from the University of Idaho.

 

That is the sum total of her formal education. It goes along with her overwhelming lack of experience. God help us if anything happens to McCain. I want an educated, intelligent person running the country. That person is Barack Obama.

September 4, 2008
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Harv Says:

 

I don’t understand it, she only attacked people character and showed she know how to read from a piece of paper. It took America almost TWO years to get to know Obama and millions of people PICKED him. But this lady, whom we know nothing about, to trust her in a position a heartbeat away from the Presidency and learn about her in TWO ?@#&ing MONTHS! ARE YOU SEROUS???!! AND the best she can come up with is ATTACKS on people accomplishments and belittling the guy and gals on the front line of our communities, for political reasons! She is obviously a puppet of the Mc Cain camp and disgrace to all women efforts and progress. And if you pay attention to how the Mc Cain and the republicans attacked a ghost of democrats, and claimed that Sara was being attacked unfairly? ARE YOU SERIOUS?! Obama is staying cool, as she should be. The media will eat this up, cause they feed off ?&t like this, but I think they have a responsibilty to the public to ask questions , we can’t ask. But hey, money and ratings have bigger voices. She cries “UNFAIR” at the very sight of public scrunity, but Obama had to answer the question; “Is America ready for an African American President?". She needs to be asked the same. Without trying to sound sexist, but women who I’ve seen stand behind Sara , is because she’s a woman and they seem to settle for THIS! You are more than a gimmick , more than a political chess move. I hope they vote on policies and not lose their core beliefs and settle for this, because she is a woman. But this is America, and I believe the right questions would have to be asked, when the ratings and the money slow down from this conventions.

September 4, 2008
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WAR WAR WAR

Dam is WAR all the Republicans talk about, fearhas constantly been there motive to persuade american voters this whole campaign. His whole introduction was a like a HISTORY 301 college course. I almost felt like i was in a classroom as i watched this repeative scene once again. I bet 90percent of us already know what he is going to "READ" about.

September 4, 2008
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Dam arent they tied of standing up and cheering every two minutes for McCain "READING" about nothing, he so boring with his monotone voice. Did yall see the telepromter on screen?

September 4, 2008
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Issues. It'a all about the issues, but instead we get insults. And tonight, from what I hear, we get a movie and probably more insults. Yikes! What is this great nation coming too? We need leadership not a dog and pony(tail) show.

September 4, 2008
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What plant are we on? Did the RNC think people are that stupid. They were there for the last 8 years vote with Bush. Sidekick fits better. I hope Palin know how hot the kitchen can get. She wants to play with the BIG DOG. Remember no whining.She can't hold Hilary's bra strap.

September 4, 2008
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I forgot to mention the RNC kicked George Bush so far to the curb no one even mentions his name. Does he have the some strange illness or virus. Will the RNC catch it if the are associated with him now.?

September 4, 2008
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I am a Jesus lover . I don't believe in abortion , but i believe that a woman has a the right to decide for herself . God gives us the right to choose Him  . But, what stuck out to me was how the reporter went on the floor and came out and said , how he felt hate coming from those people . If we say that we are Christain and we live it . That reporter shouldn't have been feeling that coming out of that meeting .The only thing i came away went was that we need to keep Jesus out of this mess if there is no Love involded GOD is Love . If that man and the people there felt hate , that is really sad . And on these speeches the only thing I got out of it was that they were trying to best Obama . They didn't give a hoot about the people and the condition of their lives . So, sad

September 4, 2008
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Sorry the more I read the madder I get. RNC preach FEAR,FEAR and more FEAR. War is not the answer. How many young men and women need to come home in boxes. We will never win.Where are the solutions for the really PROBLEMS. Health care, taxes cut for the middle class,and jobs. The drug company and the school systems should compete for our business. Where the real meat and potatoes?

September 5, 2008
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My understanding is that approximately 25% of Americans who are eligible to vote do so.  In my opinion, if McCain/Palin win this election it will be because of one of two reasons: (1) eligible voters who did not vote, or (2) the election is rigged.  Let's not forget about those electronic voting machines that leave no audit trail and are capable of "switching" a vote.  Be careful America.  I am not so sure we are a democracy anymore.  After all, how in the world did George get elected a second time?  Please - get out and vote.  If you don't have time, get an absentee ballot (which will hopefully be counted).

September 5, 2008
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I am happy to see that CNN viewers/readers have seen through Palin.  Eventually I need to get to the conservately biased news sites (FOX, for one) to see what the "Conservative Christians" are saying about her.

September 5, 2008
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All I have to say about the McCain/Palin ticket is "are you kidding me?"  These 2 candidates along with the Republican party have absolutely no platform.  I watched the RNC and the theme was to appeal to Republicans by focusing on national security as though it's only the Republican party can keep America safe.  As though it's John and Sarah that only care to keep America safe and would themselves be the only 2 on the battleground with guns and grenades in hand.  Oh Please!!  They've neglected to speak to the issues that are really affecting Americans like the 6.1% employment rate and 84k job losses in August which amounts to 605k job losses YTD.  No attention was given to John's proposal of giving tax breaks to those who don't need.  People please don't get distracted by the chatter and the Republicans trying to take the attention of what really matters most.

September 5, 2008
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I have a question, if anyone out there has an answer.  Sarah Palin, on her 1 trip out of the U.S. (aside from Canada) went to Afghanistan (or Iraq, I forget which and it is not really germaine to the question) to visit the Alaska National Guard.  During that visit, she demonstrated that is capable of and comfortable using an automatic weapon.  But she's pro life?  How can a person be pro life but pro gun at the same time?  Guns kill people.  Automatic weapons enable one to kill LOTS of people very quickly.  Why does she even know how to handle an automatic weapon?  Was she in the military?  The police?  Any type of law enforcement that would require her to learn how to handle an automatic weapon?

 

And, are not the two values (pro life and pro gun) inconsistent, or am I missing something?  Sort of like George being pro life, pro war and pro execution.  Does anyone understand that or think it's bizarre?  I've tried to understand that, but I'm just not getting it.

September 5, 2008
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McCain the so called Maverick says we need change in washington and He wants to be the one who brings it. We know America needs change, not just in Washington but throught out  America. With the passed 8 years being lead by the republican parties nominee, Bush/Cheney, and the republican administration in the White House and for the first 6 years in office  had a republican controlled congress. The republican party in charge in the last 8 years have really failed in leading America into the promise land.Its gotton worse not better since the republican nominee Bush/Cheney took office on a variety of matters, the list is long. It was said that Bush could of been Impeached but that was not followed through on.So as the republican parties nominee Bush/Cheney and there republican administration prepare to leave office and vacate the White House after 8 years of failure. The republican party is trying to hold on to the White house by keeping it a republican administration or at least controlled by a republican party nominee and that is  McCain/Palin ,for another 4 years. I say its time forchange for sure and to begin the change we the American People can vote the failed republican party out of the White House and put in New Leadership that isnt republican. So who wouldthat be? The choice we have now for real change A new party new President and new admistration that isnt republican and that is the Democrat nomiee Obama/Biden.Once Obama/Biden win the election. The republican administrationthat is  in the White House will pack up and leave the white house and the new Democrat Administration will move into the White House lead by the new Democrat President and Vice President with a Democratic Controlled Congress should produce the real change we the American People are in need of after 8 years of hard times. McCain says He is going to Washington to make changes/ What kind of change? He is a republican not a Independant. He is tied to the republican party through out his career. He most like ly wont really be able to change a thing just more of the same old Bush ways. He might even have to change His mind on taxes and raise them after He is inoffice. You see the promises always are givenout before the election to get votes and win the election but as we know frompass experience the promises are not usually kept for a varietyof reasons. For example the republican party runs on pro-life but the aboration rate has stillbeen high the past 8 years. The republican party didnt stop or cut down aborations at all or at elast very little.Aborations have continued to go on all the way through the last 8 years of the republican parties nominee from 2000 election Bush.How about trying to help prevent Aborations and or improving adoptions options  for unwanted unborn American babies so the mother doesnt abort instead of adopting fromover seas adop a unwanted American baby before its born so it wont be aborted by its mother for what ever reason. So you see Pro Life or Pro Choice should be the decideing reason to who you give your vote. What ever party is in office they wont stop aborations.Why ? Because if a woman isdetermined to get a aboration she will find a way to get one legal or not.We need to helpher change her mind, or the couples mind to have the baby and keep it or put it up for adoption and in doing so helps to save the unborn American babies life.When does actual human life begin is the question.There is he begining of the porocess  and the middle of the process, then there is the end of the process.But we can see what the republican party lead by Bush/Cheneny and his administration has done in the last years concerning the aboration problem in America not much if anything abortions continue to go on. If they have made someprogress on the aboration issue let them tell us ofthere accomplishments on the aboration issue whilethey have been in office and controll of the White House.I could talk someon Bushs decision to send our troops to Iraq on false intel about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq but that is another time.Bush was up for Impeachment not a reward of well done in His last 8 years. Bush says McCain is ready tolead and gives his endorsement for McCain to lead next.Not good for McCain to get that persons endorsement if you know what I mean. Bush one republican endorseing another republican just a political move thinking it would help McCain get more votes. As for Palin I think she would make a qualified good secretary of energy but as a VP its a long shot.Have a good day.

September 5, 2008
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Is Mc Cain out for a laugh,  How is it that a owner  of an Alcohol factory be running for President. It is one of the biggest killers,next to drugs in our nation.  Cindi Mc Cain does not know what it means to be without a job no money,no medical ins, or even go without s mesl for a day or to tell your child ,sorry baby not today, Mommy and Daddy dont have enough money at this time.  She was born with a gold spoon in her mouth.   What about Palin. She believes in killing our wild life and  against  Woman's Rights.  What really blew me away is what her future son_in_law wrote on his blog space about shooting +++++++s now isnt that a shame,  how can we have people like them being in the White House.  United We Stand Together for an new Change.  LETS ALL STAND TALL AND FIGHT FOR WHAT WE BELIVE IN AND THAT IS "CHANGE"  

 

                 OBAMA AND BIDEN

 

lETS STAND TOGETHER AND VOTE IN NOV FOR WHAT WE BELIVE IN

September 5, 2008
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Pro Life or Pro Choice: To use this choice as the reason to who you give your vote to seems to me is mistaken. Due to the fact the republican party nominee Bush of 2000 thats been in office for now 8 years even though He ran as pro life and got alot of votes for being Pro Life and won the 2000 election.What has He Bush/Cheney and His Adminstration done in the last 8 years to stop or at least decrease abortions. We the American People would like to know. So with a new election soon to be here dont use the Pro Life or Pro Choice factor  as the deciding factor to who you give your vote. Because it seems it doesnt matter, aborations will continue no matter what party is in control if you know what I mean.Save a unborn American baby  and your doing your fellow American a great favor and youll be a Hero. Dont abort, put up for adoption. Adopt an American unborn or born baby and do America a favor,why adopt from overseas when we have alot of unborn babies going to be aborted. Let the mother know you want her unborn babie. To decrese abortions and increase adoptionsis a good thing but to do more of the sameas Bush and his republican administration has done is not acceptable.

September 5, 2008
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everybody must not be thinking, we are in a war we should not be in. costing over 13-14 billion a month. how do you think we pay for this? it's tax's that will have to be raised. i don't care what anybody says, you can't rob peter to pay paul. maccain talked about fluff and one liners the other night. the republicans ie pres. bush, have run this country into the ground for the past eight years. we are in so much debt this president has  us in debt of almost all the past presidents combined! so go right ahead and vote republican if you want 4 more years of layoffs, jobs moved overseas, and the us owing france, germany, china, and canada. if you want more bush, vote republican, if you want more people out of work vote mccain. as far as drill, drill, drill the oil companies already have hundreds of leases that they can drill on that they have not drilled on yet. what is bushs money in oh yeah OIL. it's smoke and mirrors folks and you are being led to slaughter. we have to change, we cannot keep this war going. those folks have been fighting for thousands of years and they won't stop. then the republicans want us to pay to rebuild Irag back up at yours and my expense! does irag not have record oil prices??? i think we have already paid with the blood of the brave soldiers who have died and have come home in pieces. no mccain/bush, unless you want more of the same and i cannot see why you would.

September 5, 2008
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By Keith Epstein

Sarah Palin has taken some minor heat in the blogosphere for failing to report some of her business interests on Alaska financial disclosure forms while in government – for instance, a 40% total stake with husband Todd in an Anchorage car wash and the founding of a marketing firm named Rouge Cou (French for “red neck”).

 

But on other matters she appears to have meticulous in reporting anything someone might imagine having even the faintest whiff of a conflict of interest.

 

To wit, this, exactly as it appears on the 13th page of Palin’s 2007 disclosure form, filed in March 2008 while governor:

 

No word on who was driving. Both mothers were probably too busy for carpools. Wendy Chamberlain is registered with the state as a lobbyist for numerous interests, from Anheuser-Busch and Marathan Oil to state associations of the cruise ship, real estate, and car dealers’ industries, as well as the cities of Nome and Anchorage.

 

Palin also lists son Track’s $8.50 hourly job at a snowboarding shop.

September 5, 2008
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I just heard on MSN, that Sarah Palin's speech was written by one of Bush's speech writers.  Is that not ironic?  Yet McCaine says he is his own man?  His new VP nominee is using Bush's speech writers?  Same old dog doo doo, new female dog, with lipstick!

September 5, 2008
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Oh yeah, did you see the sign in the back at the Republican convention last night?  The sign read McCain VOTES AGAINST VETERANS.

September 5, 2008
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The Republicans are nothing but hypocrites and thugs.  They go after Obama for being a Community Worker, I guess actually caring about the people you say your going to Washington for is now a bad thing.  They also tried to paint him out as a street hustler in the words of probably one of the worst human beings in America, Karl Rove. 

 

Where do they get off trying to talk about Media bias when they have Fox News as their own network.  How they say Obama hasn't had to deal with any tough questions is rediculous.  If I remember correctly the media reported him as a secret Muslim trying to destroy America, and him giving his wife a fist bump as a terrorist action.  Then they go on a rant about how family shouldn't get brought into the race after Palin has her own skeleton's in the closet, but before they tried to paint Michelle Obama as a threat to our national security, and unpatriotic. 

 

The worst had to be them almost acting as if they weren't the ones who had done so much damage to America and we needed to bring them to Washington to clean it up.  At times they were talking so bad about themselves I though the biased media had just started showing the Democratic Convention again.  The Republicans even stole the Democrats theme of Change.  How McCain can say he is going to fix Washington when he is even using the Bush speechwriters, astounds me.  What is even worse is that I'm sure the Republicans will find a way to divide the American people with a meaningless issue, or if that doesn't work, they'll probably just get Bush's lawyers to steal this election like they did in 2000.

September 6, 2008
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WOW! What a breath of fresh air, Sarah blows Obama away! I have NEVER been so excited about a Vice-Presidential candidate. She will be an excellent Vice-President and a GREAT President in 2016 when she is elected President. Nearly everyone I've talked to about Sarah has only positive things to say about her, and I live in a Democratic state. Even some Hilary supporters here are saying good things about Sarah Palin. I can't wait until November!

 

It seems as though every time the media attacks her, she only gains more sympathy and support. Thank you Liberal media, and please, please, keep up the Palin attacks. The latest polls show that Sarah is now more popular that Obama, Biden, and even her running mate John McCain. Thanks for all your help in making Sarah Palin the subject of every dinner table conversation in America.

September 6, 2008
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Is it being investigated that long before Beauty Queen Sara Palin had became Governor of Alaska, Hue Heffner had already began negotiations of a possible playboy spread?

September 6, 2008
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It appears as though McCain loves to surround himself with former beauty queens.  His first wife, his present wife and his running mate all were contestants in various beauty pageants.  Too bad his criteria wasn't membership in  Mensa or academic performance. Sarah Palin, to me, is a distraction and smokescreen to prevent people from really digging into who McCain, himself, is. While most are googling Palin, I have been googling John McCain and it is no wonder he got a cold shoulder from the Reagans for years.  A recent article in a British paper goes into detail about  John McCain's behavior after he came back from Vietnam.  Of course he apologized and acknowledged his infidelities, his behavior makes Clinton pale in comparison. Apparently Cindy was not the only woman he fooled around with upon his return.

The whole time he was in Vietnam, his first wife kept the home fires burning and took care of her two children from a former marriage and a child, Sidney, who was born of their union.  The story goes on that she hid her catastrophic automobile accident from McCain to protect him.  She faced her disability and reared their children alone.  It makes for an interesting read. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1024927/The-wife-John-McCain-callously-left-behind.html.  Nancy Reagan was particularly upset by McCains

licentious behavior.  I really can't see him as a family values poster child.

September 6, 2008
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Wouldnt it be a big suprise and another history maker if Obama  offered Palin the secretary of energy position after He wins the election, to add the first republican female to his administration, to make some more history. Wouldnt that be interesting, Democrat and Republican actually working together, for the sake of the American People, to get things done that need to be done. If you know what I mean.Just some food for thought.

September 7, 2008
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I heard the speech by S.Palin and the comments that she spoke of. The Republicans really tried to pull a detour, Mcain put a pretty lady to deceive their eyes. She is pleasant to look at (like the fruit tree that was forbidden to eat). But the words that came out of her mouth was so bad. She was so negative, and it was very unattractive, she is a woman we should be peacemakers,not warmakers. And for her to attack Obama work in the inntercity of Chicago. So you are telling me that you think the work is not rewarding because these people have no money. That is really something to think about. your money is so long, that working to help the little people is beneath you and your RNC party, WAKE UP America,if you think that the RNC is going to be different with Mcain/palin then you are fooling yourselves. If she was a really good candiate for VP,she would not have accepted the Nom. she has too much on her plate, yeah we all know that a woman can do many things, but to see a woman who cannot handle her own home says a lot to me. Right know she needs to concerate on her disable child, her pregeant daughter and raising the rest of her children. If she wanted to be running for politics she should of thought about that first. Its obvious that she does not have a financial problem, who would continue to have babies in this day and age as hard as it is out here. I know she lives in Alaska and there is nothing to do there but make babies but come on, this is 2008 and there is birth control methods too many of them. She is not facing reality. I am really afraid if the RNC gets in office again.

September 7, 2008
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September 8, 2008
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Okay...lets what for Saturday night the debate. Biden and Palin, lets see who is really worthy to may be VP. I think my Pick is Biden, Palin can briefed on how the goverment works, and who the world leaders are, and she can articulate a well writen speech, but does she really know world affairs? This is a chance to see what she is made of. Alot of people are great orators and actors, because they have great speech writer.

September 8, 2008
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I am a proud patriotic american middle aged woman. I am neither a right winged or left wing person.wHAT i WANT TO KNOW IS when is cnn going to talk about mr. Palin's membership in the alaska independance party? If he is no longer a member does that mean he no longer shares their views? you cannot swear allegience to america and this group at same time.many people are waiting and have been waiting for some coverage of this. wolff was uncomfortable when negative comments were made by the republican party about cnn. well the other political parties have the same complaints so how about if wolff blizer stops trying to please the republicans(kissing up)and try to give  more even coverage to the independant alaska party issue . we americans deserve it

September 9, 2008
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I've been following the speeches of Sarah Palin, she speaks the same thing over and over.  You know, the Bush speech writer made for her.  The topics about earmarks,  bridge to nowhere and e-bay thing made me sick, because those stuffs were discovered and found out that the things she claimed to be were not true.  She's a fat liar!

September 9, 2008
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Sarah Palin I would say is a good speech-reader.  Everybody knows that she did not write her own speech.  She's a Bush's newfound puppet. She was just introduced few days ago, glad that there are stuffed had been discovered already about her and her positions. After I found out the truth about e-bay transactions and McCain lauded Palin and claimed Alaska made profit (but the truth is Alaska gov't. loss $600,000), after I found it, I no longer trust Palin.  Another thing, she failed to manage her kids properly (her 17-year old daughter got pregnant beacuse she's busy lying), how can she manage the country when she can't even manage her family? Duh!

September 9, 2008
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McCain insisted about War in Iraq was necessary.  It was revealed that they manufactured the report that Iraq had weapons of mass destructions.  It's like the U.S. soldiers were BArKING THE WRONG TREE.  As you know there is MONEY in the war that's the main reason why BUSH, MCCAIN, CHENEY AND OTHER BUSH'S CO-HORTS wanted wage war against Iraq, SO THEY COULD MAKE MONEY AND THEY SUCCEEDED. (That failed decision put America deep into DEBT to CHINA).  Don't vote for McCAIN because he's an extension of BUSH. No way MCCain/Palin.  cLAIM ABOUT maverick thing? it's BS.

September 9, 2008
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Sarah Palin's son deployment to Iraq is a POLITICAL MOVE.  Palin is affraid to be separated from MCCain, that's why they're always together in every rally.  Wait until they campaign separately.  It was noted that Palin is afraid of media interview.  Let's see how she handles the questions without the presence of her ailing adopted father-McCain.  Media people don't forget to ask the following:  EARMARKS, SEX EDUCATION, WAR IN IRAQ, AND BRIDGE TO SOMEWHERE/NOWHERE. Liar, liar pants on fire!

September 10, 2008
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I do believe when Hillary Clinton was catching some heat from the media, Palin said she should quit her whinnin.  She should take her own advice.  She and Mccain like to hand it out but when the Democrats hand it right back to them they are a bunch of cry babies.  The poor me syndrome has took over the Republican party.  If you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen.  Let alone Sarah is no Hillary. Hillary actually has a law degree and few others too.  You people need to wake up and realize when someone keeps dodging the press or any questioning, ummm she's got something to hide.  I dont really care what it is she is hidding cause I would not vote Republican just because they stuck some back woods , no nohting, earmark money stealing woman.  Like we were all sappose to go, well its a woman, she isnt even in Hillarys league.  I would have been comfortable with Hillary being president.  I am not comfortable with someone who lies or tries to cover things up.  I am a registered voter here in Michigan and there are alot of union workers in our state.  Know that in November Obama will win Michigan for sure... sooooooo quit whinning republicans and get  down to the issues at hand..

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