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McCain just showed the world he's much smarter than Obama. Picking Palin for VP is brilliant. Not only does she bring EXECUTIVE experience to the table, she will draw women and moderates to the GOP. She is a reformer who refused the "bridge to nowhere' the Democratic congress wanted to build in her state. She has an approval rating over 80% (the democratic congress has 12%).

Right now Obama is panicked and kicking himself for not picking Hillary, he realizes McCain was thinking two moves ahead of him.

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LOL, yeah, all those pro-choice women will love the no-abortion-even-in-cases-of-rape Palin.

I think McCain was under the impression that he was choosing his next wife, not his VP.

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McCain just showed the world he's much smarter than Obama. Picking Palin for VP is brilliant. Not only does she bring EXECUTIVE experience to the table, she will draw women and moderates to the GOP. She is a reformer who refused the "bridge to nowhere' the Democratic congress wanted to build in her state. She has an approval rating over 80% (the democratic congress has 12%).

Right now Obama is panicked and kicking himself for not picking Hillary, he realizes McCain was thinking two moves ahead of him.

Yep, right out of the park-----------FOUL BALL!

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McCain just showed the world he's much smarter than Obama. Picking Palin for VP is brilliant. Not only does she bring EXECUTIVE experience to the table, she will draw women and moderates to the GOP. She is a reformer who refused the "bridge to nowhere' the Democratic congress wanted to build in her state. She has an approval rating over 80% (the democratic congress has 12%).

Right now Obama is panicked and kicking himself for not picking Hillary, he realizes McCain was thinking two moves ahead of him.

That’s 2dim’s right wing spin. Now here are the facts. Palin was for the “bridge to nowhere” both before and after she was against it.

Here’s the before (http://blogs.tnr.com/tnr/blogs/the_plank/archive/2008/08/29/did-palin-really-fight-the-bridge-to-nowhere.aspx):

Here's what she told the Anchorage Daily News on October 22, 2006, during the race for the governor's seat (via Nexis):

5. Would you continue state funding for the proposed Knik Arm and Gravina Island bridges?

Yes. I would like to see Alaska's infrastructure projects built sooner rather than later. The window is now--while our congressional delegation is in a strong position to assist.

So much for the maverick who puts the national interest ahead of local pork. You can forget that story - but we won't.

And here’s the after (http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003844472)

Getting to Know Her, Part I: Fairbanks Paper Hits Palin Veep Pick

By E&P Staff

Published: August 29, 2008 7:10 PM ET

NEW YORK Since, even as her leading backers admit, Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska is unknown nationally -- until today, when she was picked by John McCain as his running mate -- E&P will provide a number of pieces in coming days about her, taken strictly from Alaska newspapers and reporters for same.

The first one comes from the Daily News-Miner in Fairbanks, Alaska. Surprisingly, considering she is now the highest profile political figure to ever come from Alaska, the newspaper in an editorial posted on its site today declared her flatly not qualified for the office of vice president.

It also brought up an intriguing fact. Palin in her speech on Friday -- also a point used by McCain surrogates -- is that she refused to go along with the plan to build the so-called "bridge to nowhere" in her state, wanting to halt wasteful spending. But the Fairbanks editorial points out that the state still kept the money for the project.

Here is an excerpt from the editorial.

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Sen. John McCain’s selection of Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate was a stunning decision that should make Alaskans proud, even while we wonder about the actual merits of the choice....

Alaskans and Americans must ask, though, whether she should become vice president and, more importantly, be placed first in line to become president.

In fact, as the governor herself acknowledged in her acceptance speech, she never set out to be involved in public affairs. She has never publicly demonstrated the kind of interest, much less expertise, in federal issues and foreign affairs that should mark a candidate for the second-highest office in the land. Republicans rightfully have criticized the Democratic nominee, Sen. Barack Obama, for his lack of experience, but Palin is a neophyte in comparison; how will Republicans reconcile the criticism of Obama with the obligatory cheering for Palin?

Most people would acknowledge that, regardless of her charm and good intentions, Palin is not ready for the top job. McCain seems to have put his political interests ahead of the nation’s when he created the possibility that she might fill it.

It’s clear that McCain picked Palin for reasons of image, not substance. She’s a woman. She has fought corruption. She has fought the oil companies. She’s married to a union member. These are portrayals for campaign speeches; they are not policy positions.

There was also some pandering right from the start. “I told Congress `Thanks but no thanks on that bridge to nowhere,’ ” Palin reported to the crowd in Dayton, Ohio. “If our state wanted a bridge, I said, we’d build it ourselves.”

But the state kept the bridge money. That’s because Alaskans pay federal gas taxes and they expect a good share to come back, just like people do in every other state. We build very little by ourselves, and any governor who would turn that tax money down likely would be turned out of office.

Read ‘em and weep, right wingers. Your pandering presidential candidate just picked someone who won’t stand up to the vetting she’s about to get.

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McCain just showed the world he's much smarter than Obama. Picking Palin for VP is brilliant. Not only does she bring EXECUTIVE experience to the table, she will draw women and moderates to the GOP. She is a reformer who refused the "bridge to nowhere' the Democratic congress wanted to build in her state. She has an approval rating over 80% (the democratic congress has 12%).

Right now Obama is panicked and kicking himself for not picking Hillary, he realizes McCain was thinking two moves ahead of him.

That's funny because in 2006 she was all for the bridge. Go figure. What an obvious gimmick.

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Here's what she told the Anchorage Daily News on October 22, 2006, during the race for the governor's seat (via Nexis):

5. Would you continue state funding for the proposed Knik Arm and Gravina Island bridges?

Yes. I would like to see Alaska's infrastructure projects built sooner rather than later. The window is now--while our congressional delegation is in a strong position to assist.

So much for the maverick who puts the national interest ahead of local pork. You can forget that story - but we won't.

And here’s the after (http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003844472)

Getting to Know Her, Part I: Fairbanks Paper Hits Palin Veep Pick

By E&P Staff

Published: August 29, 2008 7:10 PM ET

NEW YORK Since, even as her leading backers admit, Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska is unknown nationally -- until today, when she was picked by John McCain as his running mate -- E&P will provide a number of pieces in coming days about her, taken strictly from Alaska newspapers and reporters for same.

The first one comes from the Daily News-Miner in Fairbanks, Alaska. Surprisingly, considering she is now the highest profile political figure to ever come from Alaska, the newspaper in an editorial posted on its site today declared her flatly not qualified for the office of vice president.

It also brought up an intriguing fact. Palin in her speech on Friday -- also a point used by McCain surrogates -- is that she refused to go along with the plan to build the so-called "bridge to nowhere" in her state, wanting to halt wasteful spending. But the Fairbanks editorial points out that the state still kept the money for the project.

Here is an excerpt from the editorial.

*

Sen. John McCain’s selection of Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate was a stunning decision that should make Alaskans proud, even while we wonder about the actual merits of the choice....

Alaskans and Americans must ask, though, whether she should become vice president and, more importantly, be placed first in line to become president.

In fact, as the governor herself acknowledged in her acceptance speech, she never set out to be involved in public affairs. She has never publicly demonstrated the kind of interest, much less expertise, in federal issues and foreign affairs that should mark a candidate for the second-highest office in the land. Republicans rightfully have criticized the Democratic nominee, Sen. Barack Obama, for his lack of experience, but Palin is a neophyte in comparison; how will Republicans reconcile the criticism of Obama with the obligatory cheering for Palin?

Most people would acknowledge that, regardless of her charm and good intentions, Palin is not ready for the top job. McCain seems to have put his political interests ahead of the nation’s when he created the possibility that she might fill it.

It’s clear that McCain picked Palin for reasons of image, not substance. She’s a woman. She has fought corruption. She has fought the oil companies. She’s married to a union member. These are portrayals for campaign speeches; they are not policy positions.

There was also some pandering right from the start. “I told Congress `Thanks but no thanks on that bridge to nowhere,’ ” Palin reported to the crowd in Dayton, Ohio. “If our state wanted a bridge, I said, we’d build it ourselves.”

But the state kept the bridge money. That’s because Alaskans pay federal gas taxes and they expect a good share to come back, just like people do in every other state. We build very little by ourselves, and any governor who would turn that tax money down likely would be turned out of office.

Read ‘em and weep, right wingers. Your pandering presidential candidate just picked someone who won’t stand up to the vetting she’s about to get.

I'm not surprised that the Daily News-Miner is against her. A news rag published by right winger and supporter of corrupt political machines, William Dean Singleton. He, by the way, called Obama, Osama bin Laden at an AP luncheon.

His Alaska paper is a big supporter for the corrupt old Alaska Republican machine. Palin getting nominated and being elected threw a wrench into that political machine, something Singleton did not appreciate. The editorial is payback time.

Running on a clean-government campaign in 2006, Palin upset then-Governor Murkowski in the Republican gubernatorial primary.

She has challenged the state's Republican leaders, helping to launch a campaign by Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell to unseat U.S. Congressman Don Young and publicly challenging Senator Ted Stevens to come clean about the federal investigation into his financial dealings.

So if you're in favor of corruption, then please be against Palin. I'll take Palin any time over Biden, the long time Washington Beltway insider.

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The minute you think your VP candidate is going to bail out the guy on the top of the ticket is the minute you should realize that your ship is sinking.

Quoted for truth.

Either McCain's a great actor, or he's the only one who doesn't realize that he's a scapegoat.

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That’s 2dim’s right wing spin. Now here are the facts. Palin was for the “bridge to nowhere” both before and after she was against it.

Here’s the before (http://blogs.tnr.com/tnr/blogs/the_plank/archive/2008/08/29/did-palin-really-fight-the-bridge-to-nowhere.aspx):

Here's what she told the Anchorage Daily News on October 22, 2006, during the race for the governor's seat (via Nexis):

5. Would you continue state funding for the proposed Knik Arm and Gravina Island bridges?

Yes. I would like to see Alaska's infrastructure projects built sooner rather than later. The window is now--while our congressional delegation is in a strong position to assist.

So much for the maverick who puts the national interest ahead of local pork. You can forget that story - but we won't.

And here’s the after (http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003844472)

Getting to Know Her, Part I: Fairbanks Paper Hits Palin Veep Pick

By E&P Staff

Published: August 29, 2008 7:10 PM ET

NEW YORK Since, even as her leading backers admit, Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska is unknown nationally -- until today, when she was picked by John McCain as his running mate -- E&P will provide a number of pieces in coming days about her, taken strictly from Alaska newspapers and reporters for same.

The first one comes from the Daily News-Miner in Fairbanks, Alaska. Surprisingly, considering she is now the highest profile political figure to ever come from Alaska, the newspaper in an editorial posted on its site today declared her flatly not qualified for the office of vice president.

It also brought up an intriguing fact. Palin in her speech on Friday -- also a point used by McCain surrogates -- is that she refused to go along with the plan to build the so-called "bridge to nowhere" in her state, wanting to halt wasteful spending. But the Fairbanks editorial points out that the state still kept the money for the project.

Here is an excerpt from the editorial.

*

Sen. John McCain’s selection of Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate was a stunning decision that should make Alaskans proud, even while we wonder about the actual merits of the choice....

Alaskans and Americans must ask, though, whether she should become vice president and, more importantly, be placed first in line to become president.

In fact, as the governor herself acknowledged in her acceptance speech, she never set out to be involved in public affairs. She has never publicly demonstrated the kind of interest, much less expertise, in federal issues and foreign affairs that should mark a candidate for the second-highest office in the land. Republicans rightfully have criticized the Democratic nominee, Sen. Barack Obama, for his lack of experience, but Palin is a neophyte in comparison; how will Republicans reconcile the criticism of Obama with the obligatory cheering for Palin?

Most people would acknowledge that, regardless of her charm and good intentions, Palin is not ready for the top job. McCain seems to have put his political interests ahead of the nation’s when he created the possibility that she might fill it.

It’s clear that McCain picked Palin for reasons of image, not substance. She’s a woman. She has fought corruption. She has fought the oil companies. She’s married to a union member. These are portrayals for campaign speeches; they are not policy positions.

There was also some pandering right from the start. “I told Congress `Thanks but no thanks on that bridge to nowhere,’ ” Palin reported to the crowd in Dayton, Ohio. “If our state wanted a bridge, I said, we’d build it ourselves.”

But the state kept the bridge money. That’s because Alaskans pay federal gas taxes and they expect a good share to come back, just like people do in every other state. We build very little by ourselves, and any governor who would turn that tax money down likely would be turned out of office.

Read ‘em and weep, right wingers. Your pandering presidential candidate just picked someone who won’t stand up to the vetting she’s about to get.

OH, NO. An editorial writer for the Daily News Miner in Fairbanks said Palin wasn't qualified to be VP ?? Well, that settles that, Palin might as well quit now. BTW Goofy, Palin enjoy an 80% approval rating as Governor.

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I'm not surprised that the Daily News-Miner is against her. A news rag published by right winger and supporter of corrupt political machines, William Dean Singleton. He, by the way, called Obama, Osama bin Laden at an AP luncheon.

His Alaska paper is a big supporter for the corrupt old Alaska Republican machine. Palin getting nominated and being elected threw a wrench into that political machine, something Singleton did not appreciate. The editorial is payback time.

So if you're in favor of corruption, then please be against Palin. I'll take Palin any time over Biden, the long time Washington Beltway insider.

Yet the facts speak for themselves. Palin was for the "bridge to nowhere" both before and after she was against it.

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Yet the facts speak for themselves. Palin was for the "bridge to nowhere" both before and after she was against it.

George Dumbya Bush was all for using the National Guard to hide from war until he needed it to fight one. She's just continuing a proud Resmuglican tradition of going whatever way the wind blows.

On a different note any guesses how long 'til her hairstyle reaches the 21st century?

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George Dumbya Bush was all for using the National Guard to hide from war until he needed it to fight one. She's just continuing a proud Resmuglican tradition of going whatever way the wind blows.

On a different note any guesses how long 'til her hairstyle reaches the 21st century?

Another intelligent sexist comment to put women in their place.

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George Dumbya Bush was all for using the National Guard to hide from war until he needed it to fight one. She's just continuing a proud Resmuglican tradition of going whatever way the wind blows.

On a different note any guesses how long 'til her hairstyle reaches the 21st century?

Hairstyle ! Good one. I'll add that to the list.

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Why aren't you whining about the obviously sexist choice of Palin?

Typical Resmuglican hypocrisy?

What is sexist about it? Are you upset that a woman has escaped from the kitchen? Upset, that the democratic party, the party of diversity, of ethnic and gender groups, has been upstaged by the a woman from the Republican party?

Palin does not match what you've been spoon fed by the Democratic party does it? And since it doesn't, you have to tear Palin down by marginalizing her. Anything to keep the ethnic and diversity illusions of the Democratic party alive and well.

Kinder, Kuche, Kirchen - the new motto of the women's branch of the Democratic party.

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What is sexist about it? Are you upset that a woman has escaped from the kitchen? Upset, that the democratic party, the party of diversity, of ethnic and gender groups, has been upstaged by the a woman from the Republican party?

Palin does not match what you've been spoon fed by the Democratic party does it? And since it doesn't, you have to tear Palin down by marginalizing her. Anything to keep the ethnic and diversity illusions of the Democratic party alive and well.

Kinder, Kuche, Kirchen - the new motto of the women's branch of the Democratic party.

In a word: POPPYCOCK!

Little Miss no-experience dope smoking Palin was picked for ONE reason, her gender, a lame attempt to lure women voters.

You're just too hypocritical to admit it.

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What is sexist about it? Are you upset that a woman has escaped from the kitchen? Upset, that the democratic party, the party of diversity, of ethnic and gender groups, has been upstaged by the a woman from the Republican party?

Palin does not match what you've been spoon fed by the Democratic party does it? And since it doesn't, you have to tear Palin down by marginalizing her. Anything to keep the ethnic and diversity illusions of the Democratic party alive and well.

Kinder, Kuche, Kirchen - the new motto of the women's branch of the Democratic party.

Are you guys ever projecting! You never thought a woman would actually be named to a top party ticket and get elected, so you're shocked that McCain picked her. You can't admit that, so your project your non-comprehension onto your opponents.

Typical right wing stupid.

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Are you guys ever projecting! You never thought a woman would actually be named to a top party ticket and get elected, so you're shocked that McCain picked her. You can't admit that, so your project your non-comprehension onto your opponents.

Typical right wing stupid.

"so your project your" ????? Easy on the Kool-Aid, twinkle-toes.

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Are you guys ever projecting! You never thought a woman would actually be named to a top party ticket and get elected, so you're shocked that McCain picked her. You can't admit that, so your project your non-comprehension onto your opponents.

Typical right wing stupid.

No. You guys are shocked that McCain picked a woman. Nothing in politics shocks me.

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No. You guys are shocked that McCain picked a woman. Nothing in politics shocks me.

The shock isn't that he picked a woman, the shock is that he picked one with so little background, especially after running ads questioning why Obama didn't pick Clinton who'd gatnered so many primary votes. How many primary votes did Palin win? Oh, Right! ZERO! NADA! ZILCH!

Nothing like a little hypocrisy.

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McCain just showed the world he's much smarter than Obama. Picking Palin for VP is brilliant. Not only does she bring EXECUTIVE experience to the table, she will draw women and moderates to the GOP. She is a reformer who refused the "bridge to nowhere' the Democratic congress wanted to build in her state. She has an approval rating over 80% (the democratic congress has 12%).

Right now Obama is panicked and kicking himself for not picking Hillary, he realizes McCain was thinking two moves ahead of him.

Executive experience?? She's been governor of an oversized igloo for 20 months and prior to that was mayor of a town with only 40 employees. You want that kind of INexperience as VP? It's as if the Democrats selected Palin for the Republicans.

As to the bridge to nowhere, she SUPPORTED it until it became clear Congress would kill it. SHe has been a BIG advocate of federal pork spending, making yearly trips to DC to get earmarks for Wassily (whatever her 8,000 person town was called) as mayor. That's Republican fiscal IRresponsibility for you. Again, it's as if the Democrats selected your VP candidate.

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