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John McCain just named a two-term city councilwoman and governor of Alaska for less than two years as his running mate. McCain, who is 72 years old, is losing his memory and may not survive for four years.

That means that the presidency could be turned over, in a heartbeat, to an inexperienced 44-year-old woman with no foreign policy experience whatsoever if they are elected.

The reasons for McCain's choice are obvious. McCain wanted a woman on the ticket to take any voters who might be unhappy about Hillary not getting on the Democratic ticket.

Oh, and she just happens to be an ex-beauty queen, like both of McCain's wives.

So much for choosing the best person.

So much for the value of experience.

So much for readiness for office.

So much for putting country above an election.

In fact, so much for caring about your country, Mr. McCain. You should crawl in a hole and hide.

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John McCain just named a two-term city councilwoman and governor of Alaska for less than two years as his running mate. McCain, who is 72 years old, is losing his memory and may not survive for four years.

That means that the presidency could be turned over, in a heartbeat, to an inexperienced 44-year-old woman with no foreign policy experience whatsoever if they are elected.

The reasons for McCain's choice are obvious. McCain wanted a woman on the ticket to take any voters who might be unhappy about Hillary not getting on the Democratic ticket.

Oh, and she just happens to be an ex-beauty queen, like both of McCain's wives.

So much for choosing the best person.

So much for the value of experience.

So much for readiness for office.

So much for putting country above an election.

In fact, so much for caring about your country, Mr. McCain. You should crawl in a hole and hide.

Is Biden any better? The consummate long time Washington beltway insider who is part of the problem. The Biden who cared so much for the consumer, the regular Joe, the he voted for the odious bankruptcy bill?

The Obamites soundly criticized Hillary for voting for the 2002 Iraq "war" resolution. Biden, the supposed foreign policy expert, also voted for it, but strangely the criticism all of a sudden absent.

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John McCain just named a two-term city councilwoman and governor of Alaska for less than two years as his running mate. McCain, who is 72 years old, is losing his memory and may not survive for four years.

That means that the presidency could be turned over, in a heartbeat, to an inexperienced 44-year-old woman with no foreign policy experience whatsoever if they are elected.

The reasons for McCain's choice are obvious. McCain wanted a woman on the ticket to take any voters who might be unhappy about Hillary not getting on the Democratic ticket.

Oh, and she just happens to be an ex-beauty queen, like both of McCain's wives.

So much for choosing the best person.

So much for the value of experience.

So much for readiness for office.

So much for putting country above an election.

In fact, so much for caring about your country, Mr. McCain. You should crawl in a hole and hide.

I'm loving it !!! All the Loonys are panicked, they realize McCain just drew a flush while Obama pulled a pair of deuces. Looks like the junior Senator just got schooled by a savvy veteran.

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Palin was the part time mayor of a town of 6000 people.

She's a governor with an 80% popularity rating. How many politicians have a rating that high? She must be doing something right.

Usually, we commend people when they move up very quickly and do well.

Instead, we get the usual Obamite whining and nitpicking. McCain selected someone of exceptional accomplishments, which our resident Obamites are trying to turn into a negative.

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John McCain just named a two-term city councilwoman and governor of Alaska for less than two years as his running mate. McCain, who is 72 years old, is losing his memory and may not survive for four years. That means that the presidency could be turned over, in a heartbeat, to an inexperienced 44-year-old woman with no foreign policy experience whatsoever if they are elected. The reasons for McCain's choice are obvious. McCain wanted a woman on the ticket to take any voters who might be unhappy about Hillary not getting on the Democratic ticket. Oh, and she just happens to be an ex-beauty queen, like both of McCain's wives. So much for choosing the best person.So much for the value of experience.So much for readiness for office.So much for putting country above an election. In fact, so much for caring about your country, Mr. McCain. You should crawl in a hole and hide.
"Sounds like sour grapes from a loony leftist that just came to realize that the Obama train just ran off the tracks.
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95% of the country has never heard of this woman. It was obviously a last-minute pick, seeing as how Palin has spent ZERO time on the campaign trail leading up to this moment.

A month ago, she mused that being VP wasn't a "productive" job:

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0808/12969.html

It's a clear sign of desperation. Don't be surprised if it's a landslide this year.

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Palin was the part time mayor of a town of 6000 people.

Now she's a governor with an 80% popularity rating. How many politicians have a rating that high? She must be doing something right.

Usually, we commend people when they move up very quickly and do well.

Instead, we get the usual Obamite whining and nitpicking. McCain selected someone of exceptional accomplishments, which our resident Obamites are trying to turn into a negative.

And that explains why the Resmuglicans are quick to put down Obama as too inexperienced?

That's the problem with the NeoConfused, it's difficult to tell which side of their mouth they're talking out of.

Once again the party of hypocrisy, exemplified by those like the adulterer Newt leading a witch-hunt for an dulterer and the homo-hating Larry Craig, shows it takes positions of convenience, NOT conviction.

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Is Biden any better?

Yes, by light years. Biden is a recognized expert on foreign policy who is ready to be president. Palin is mainly a local politician from a small state who admits that she's not interested in foreign policy. If she was applying for a seat on a federal court with comparable credentials in that field (none), she'd be rejected as unqualified - because in fact, she's not qualified to be a heartbeat away from the presidency, especially when the guy on the top of the ticket is a 72-year-old man who has had two bouts with cancer and is losing his memory.

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Palin was the part time mayor of a town of 6000 people.

Now she's a governor with an 80% popularity rating. How many politicians have a rating that high? She must be doing something right.

Usually, we commend people when they move up very quickly and do well.

Instead, we get the usual Obamite whining and nitpicking. McCain selected someone of exceptional accomplishments, which our resident Obamites are trying to turn into a negative.

No one's saying not to commend her for an excellent start as Governor of Alaska. We're saying she knows nothing about foreign policy or national security, and is unqualified to be Vice President for a 72-year-old man who is losing his memory.

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John McCain just named a two-term city councilwoman and governor of Alaska for less than two years as his running mate. McCain, who is 72 years old, is losing his memory and may not survive for four years.

That means that the presidency could be turned over, in a heartbeat, to an inexperienced 44-year-old woman with no foreign policy experience whatsoever if they are elected.

The reasons for McCain's choice are obvious. McCain wanted a woman on the ticket to take any voters who might be unhappy about Hillary not getting on the Democratic ticket.

Oh, and she just happens to be an ex-beauty queen, like both of McCain's wives.

So much for choosing the best person.

So much for the value of experience.

So much for readiness for office.

So much for putting country above an election.

In fact, so much for caring about your country, Mr. McCain. You should crawl in a hole and hide.

Her term on the ELECTED council and just under two years as Elected Gov. already quadruples Barry Obamas credentials as an elected official.

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Palin was the part time mayor of a town of 6000 people.

Now she's a governor with an 80% popularity rating. How many politicians have a rating that high? She must be doing something right.

No, she got lucky.

"What the national pundits didn’t say was that Palin has served as governor of Alaska during a time of unprecedented oil wealth, which has helped preserve her popularity." (http://www.newsminer.com/news/2008/aug/29/palin-unqualified-serve-vice-president/)

Just what we need. Another vice president who made her way up from the oil industry.

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Palin was the part time mayor of a town of 6000 people.

Now she's a governor with an 80% popularity rating. How many politicians have a rating that high? She must be doing something right.

Usually, we commend people when they move up very quickly and do well.

Instead, we get the usual Obamite whining and nitpicking. McCain selected someone of exceptional accomplishments, which our resident Obamites are trying to turn into a negative.

By her own admission, she has no interest in foreign policy. She can't learn in two months, or even six, and if she's not interested, she probably never will learn it. That's even worse than McCain admitting he knows very little about the economy.

Pointing out that she's not qualified is hardly nitpicking. Obama may not have been long on the national scene, but he knows the details of foreign policy and is keenly interested in it. He has been tested in the crucible of presidential politics and proved both his ability to handle pressure and his grasp of the issues. If Palin can do the same thing, maybe I'd change my mind, but that wouldn't change McCain's irresponsibility. He barely knows her, and neither do we. This was a complete shot in the dark to try to pull an election out of the fire - McCain just put an election over his country's best interests, the very thing he claimed Obama was doing.

Here are just a few qualified Republicans McCain just passed over to pick this person in the most shameful act of electioneering in many years:

Richard Lugar

Chuck Hegel

Condoleeza Rice

Colin Powell

John Warner

Lindsay Graham

John Thune

Trent Lott

Mitt Romney

Fred Thompson

Pat Roberts

Pete Domenici

You could easily name 100 Republicans who are qualified to be Vice President, and probably 1,000 who are better qualified than Palin.

Many people have made exceptional accomplishments. But Barry Bonds is not qualified to be Vice President, and neither is Sarah Palin.

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The Obamites soundly criticized Hillary for voting for the 2002 Iraq "war" resolution. Biden, the supposed foreign policy expert, also voted for it, but strangely the criticism all of a sudden absent.

What's so strange about it? It was a differentiating position between Obama and Hillary in the primary. But Biden is not competing against Obama for anything. Nor is he competing against any war opponents in the general election. Since it isn't a differentiating position between opponents, why should it remain a campaign issue? Just because Obama picked Biden as a running mate doesn't mean that Obama has to agree with him on every issue, or that they have to keep bickering about it forever.

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What experience did Hillary Clinton have?...absolutely none!!..She had one job in the white house and it was to run the health care system and she blew that one....then she bought a senate seat in ny....yet all you people were gonna vote for her anyway...At least this woman balanced a budget and actually did something while in office, not to mention took care of her family. If you dont like her you liberals are gonna have to come up with a better argument then she has no experience, cause that isn't flying..you probably dont like her because she is good looking.

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What experience did Hillary Clinton have?...absolutely none!!..She had one job in the white house and it was to run the health care system and she blew that one....then she bought a senate seat in ny....yet all you people were gonna vote for her anyway...At least this woman balanced a budget and actually did something while in office, not to mention took care of her family. If you dont like her you liberals are gonna have to come up with a better argument then she has no experience, cause that isn't flying..you probably dont like her because she is good looking.

Don't you just love to read the Kool-Aid logic the Loony Lefties are spouting, it's hilarious. They're all screaming about Palin not having any experience in world affairs, yet are content with Obama's lack of experience in ANY affairs. They're content with Joe Biden's lack of Executive experience while dismissing Palin's executive experience. Certainly Governor of Alaska is at least equal to Governor of Arkansas, yet the Loonys all think Bubba made a great transition but scoff at the notion of Palin doing the same,

and these same Loonies would have been thrilled to have Hillary as President even though she has no experience in any affairs (except maybe Bubba's) and elected her to the Senate with the background of a housewife. The hypocricy gushing from the mouths of the Defeatocrats is just incredible.

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Her term on the ELECTED council and just under two years as Elected Gov. already quadruples Barry Obamas credentials as an elected official.

Palin:

4 years on city council of Wasilla, AK (population approx. 5500)

6 years as Mayor of Wasilla, AK

2 years as Governor of Alaska

Total time in elected office: 12 years

Obama:

8 years as an Illinois State Senator

2 years as a US Senator

Total time in elected office: 10 years

If we ignore the glaring absurdity of counting her small town city council and mayoral experience the same as Obama's time as state senator, that puts her ahead by 2. But putting the apples-to-oranges issue aside, "Harry Truman" here seems to think that 10 * 4 = 12. Perhaps Harry is using "Republican math" (otherwise known as bald-faced lying). For Palin to have 4X Obama's elected experience, she would have to have held elected office continuously since she was 4 years old.

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Palin:

4 years on city council of Wasilla, AK (population approx. 5500)

6 years as Mayor of Wasilla, AK

2 years as Governor of Alaska

Total time in elected office: 12 years

Obama:

8 years as an Illinois State Senator

2 years as a US Senator

Total time in elected office: 10 years

If we ignore the glaring absurdity of counting her small town city council and mayoral experience the same as Obama's time as state senator, that puts her ahead by 2. But putting the apples-to-oranges issue aside, "Harry Truman" here seems to think that 10 * 4 = 12. Perhaps Harry is using "Republican math" (otherwise known as bald-faced lying). For Palin to have 4X Obama's elected experience, she would have to have held elected office continuously since she was 4 years old.

You're missing the point, Billy Boy. Obama has spent 142 working days in the US Senate. As a Senator, for those 142 days, he spent his time talking and voting on various issues (such as a bridge to nowhere). He has never had any executive experience, he's never been in charge of anything, never mind a nation. Palin is the Governor or Chief Executive Officer of Alaska, where she enjoys an 80% approval rating. Head to head, she's more qualified for the presidency than Obama.

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That's the problem with the NeoConfused, it's difficult to tell which side of their mouth they're talking out of.

More accurately: which end of their digestive system.

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Her term on the ELECTED council and just under two years as Elected Gov. already quadruples Barry Obamas credentials as an elected official.

Disrespecting the next President of the United States by refusing to call him by his name doesn't advance your argument or your cause, tawdry as it is. All it shows is your pettiness.

The facts are these:

Obama had a brilliant academic record, including being president of the Harvard Law Review. He was the cream of the cream of the crop. Palin has a BA degree in journalism from a second-rate school in Idaho.

Obama has been keenly interested in foreign policy issues for years. He has spoken out repeatedly on them, even before entering the United States Senate, and has repeatedly been right on issues when most other federal office-holders were wrong. Palin says she's not interested in foreign policy.

Obama won the nomination with more than a year of hard work, was thoroughly vetted by the media and by the savviest political operation in the country, the Clintons. Time after time he has demonstrated his grasp of important national issues, thereby proving his fitness for the office he seeks. Palin had her nomination handed to her by one man who decided that a desperate attempt to win an election was more important than nominating someone who was actually qualified for the office.

Think about just one issue. Palin would outlaw all abortions, even in cases of rape. If that ever happened, this country would be so divided it would make these past eight years look like a love-fest. She was part of Pat Buchanan's pitchfork brigade in 1992. She is a radical with no track record anywhere near the level of a vice president. You right wingers are living in a sick fantasy world.

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What experience did Hillary Clinton have?...absolutely none!!..She had one job in the white house and it was to run the health care system and she blew that one....then she bought a senate seat in ny....yet all you people were gonna vote for her anyway...At least this woman balanced a budget and actually did something while in office, not to mention took care of her family. If you dont like her you liberals are gonna have to come up with a better argument then she has no experience, cause that isn't flying..you probably dont like her because she is good looking.

You right wingers seem to think everything is about ideology. For you maybe it is, but that's only because you don't see anything else.

Hillary Clinton proved herself on the national stage. She is highly respected in the Senate by colleagues from both parties. She has demonstrated a detailed grasp of important national issues. She is clearly qualified to be president.

If Sarah Palin can do that, she will be an asset to the Republican ticket, but if she can't, then her nomination should be seen for the irresponsible act that it is - because even if she does it, McCain nominated her before she proved her qualifications. She has done nothing to prove herself so far. One scripted speech doesn't do it. Eating moose doesn't do it. Having five kids doesn't do it. If she wants the respect and trust of intelligent voters, she'll have to earn it. Stop hyperventilating and let's see if she can do it.

Not that it will matter to you. You're going to vote for the right winger. Facts are meaningless to you guys.

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You right wingers seem to think everything is about ideology. For you maybe it is, but that's only because you don't see anything else.

Hillary Clinton proved herself on the national stage. She is highly respected in the Senate by colleagues from both parties. She has demonstrated a detailed grasp of important national issues. She is clearly qualified to be president.

If Sarah Palin can do that, she will be an asset to the Republican ticket, but if she can't, then her nomination should be seen for the irresponsible act that it is - because even if she does it, McCain nominated her before she proved her qualifications. She has done nothing to prove herself so far. One scripted speech doesn't do it. Eating moose doesn't do it. Having five kids doesn't do it. If she wants the respect and trust of intelligent voters, she'll have to earn it. Stop hyperventilating and let's see if she can do it.

Not that it will matter to you. You're going to vote for the right winger. Facts are meaningless to you guys.

One thing I have never done in any post is said experience matters. Look at Bush jr, with his years of executive experience as Gov of Texas or Lincoln with his lack of executive experience.

Nominating Palin may be irresponsible because of her belief that we should teach creationism in public schools or because she does not believe in man made global warning. But experience should not be used against her.

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Think about just one issue. Palin would outlaw all abortions, even in cases of rape. If that ever happened, this country would be so divided it would make these past eight years look like a love-fest. She was part of Pat Buchanan's pitchfork brigade in 1992. She is a radical with no track record anywhere near the level of a vice president. You right wingers are living in a sick fantasy world.

Lets cut this emotional rhetoric, this Democratic party abortion talking point. A tactic designed to scare the simple minded into voting democratic.

Palin and McCian cannot outlaw abortions. The supreme court may reverse Roe v Wade provided new very strong anti abortion candidates are appointed. If they are, then you can also blame the democratic party which will control the senate and will supply the votes to put these individuals on the court.

Now, if Roe v Wade, does get reversed, abortions will not be automatically made illegal. The decision will then bounce back to the state governments. In NJ and NY you can expect abortions to remain legal.

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You right wingers seem to think everything is about ideology. For you maybe it is, but that's only because you don't see anything else.

Hillary Clinton proved herself on the national stage. She is highly respected in the Senate by colleagues from both parties. She has demonstrated a detailed grasp of important national issues. She is clearly qualified to be president.

If Sarah Palin can do that, she will be an asset to the Republican ticket, but if she can't, then her nomination should be seen for the irresponsible act that it is - because even if she does it, McCain nominated her before she proved her qualifications. She has done nothing to prove herself so far. One scripted speech doesn't do it. Eating moose doesn't do it. Having five kids doesn't do it. If she wants the respect and trust of intelligent voters, she'll have to earn it. Stop hyperventilating and let's see if she can do it.

Not that it will matter to you. You're going to vote for the right winger. Facts are meaningless to you guys.

First of all im not a right winger, i tend to vote republican , but i believe in a womans right to choose, i think there should be stronger gun control laws, and i dont think the government should decide if gay marriage is right or wrong....I vote on whoever is best for the job at the time, with that being said, i dont think either candidate is going to be good for the country..my point was that everyone was bashing this woman because she hasn't proven herself when hillary clinton never proved herself. you say hillary clinton had a detailed grasp of important national issues?...your kidding right?..everyone knows what the issues are , that doesn't mean they should be president...when did she prove herself on the national stage?...when she flip flopped on the war in iraq?..when she voted on bills that caused many american companies to move over seas?...or what about her failed national health care plan that she was in charge of when her husband was running the country?...oh your not bringing those things up right, fact of the matter is rudi guilianni would have been a better president then both of these candidates,

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He has never had any executive experience, he's never been in charge of anything, never mind a nation.

I've been seeing this "executive experience" trick in right-winger postings in many places over the couple of days since the Palin announcement. The trick is that by putting the word "executive" in front of the word "experience", they can count Palin's experience (well, part of it, anyway) and not Obama's. But this creates a bit of a problem for those using it. If you allow only executive experience, then John McCain doesn't have any either.

There's no question that Obama has much less experience than McCain. But to claim that Obama is less experienced than Palin is ridiculous. Obama is clearly the more experienced of the two, both in quantity and relevance.

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