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Any rational person - American or otherwise - would shudder at the thought. Spare us this, please!

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So, the key is not blinking, right?

I'm going to have to find the rest of that interview. There's nothing of substance here.

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Was this a interview or two hens sitting round the coffee table. I sure dont see any questions I want answered.

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Sez,

"Nothing of substance here."

You've just described the entire candidate mccain campaign.

Rick Davis, campaign manager for John McCain's presidential bid, insisted that the presidential race will be decided more over personalities than issues during an interview with Post editors this morning.

"This election is not about issues," said Davis. "This election is about a composite view of what people take away from these candidates."

Taka

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Gee that's certainly deference. Is America a democracy or a monarchy? But I admit a bit of admiration for the GOP's ability to dumb things down to the point of silliness i.e. the lipstick schick and the sex ed ad. How does one debate silly?

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Taka,

Yes, the part that I like is:

This election is about a composite view of what people take away from these candidates.

I think that's pretty much always true and that has always been the peril of democracy.

On another note, I didn't find a transcript of the interview, but ABC has posted what it calls "excerpts" (about 4 pages) here:

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Vote2008/Story?id=5782924&page=1

I think Palin comes across as poised. But she seems to me to be repetitive and not very deep.

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I wouldn't feel comfortable with her stepping in as president if the situation arose. But, then again, I don't know much about her and most media I see seems to do its most to make sure I don't..

Still, I have an issue with people from Alaska. Strange if you ask me.

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She might do a better job than George W. Bush. Then again, that bar is set so low anyway.

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Palin would do a much better job than either Obama or Biden could ever hope to do. She has high morals and would lead the country to a better more traditional country.

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Gov. Palin may think she's ready but...candidate mccain couldn't really come up with one example of her experience, in what he has been quoted, as saying is our country's most important issue: national security.

http://www.wcsh6.com/video/default.aspx?maven_playerId=immersiveplayer&maven_referralObject=850878100

My favorite excerpt:

Q: I’m just asking for an example. What experience does she [Palin] have in the field of national security?

McCain: Energy. She knows more about energy than probably anyone else in the United States of America. She represe--is a governor of the state that 20% of America's energy supply comes from there. And you all know that energy is a critical and vital national security issue.

O.K. Not only do I seriously doubt that she knows more about energy than anyone in the U.S., it's a pretty big stretch to go from national security to energy and later in the interview, her proximity to Russia.

No wonder the right howls about pigs and lipstick. It is all they have.

Taka

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I'd say she's already stepped in enough.

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Grab an intelligent American English teacher here in Japan, and you will have a VP choice with tons of more international experience. Tell me that is not true.

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“I didn’t hesitate, no,”

Personally, I would rather someone who may one day have her beautifully-manicured finger on the Big Red Button did have the habit of hesitating and thinking things through before making big decisions.

Our national leaders are sending U.S. soldiers on a task that is from God

Ohmygawd. Lincoln's words were, "Let us not pray that God is on our side in a war or any other time, but let us pray that we are on God's side".

Does God talk to Sarah, too?

The more I learn about this woman, the more I shudder.

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TokyoGas,

Grab an intelligent American English teacher here in Japan, and you will have a VP choice with tons of more international experience.

Which is why, when pushed for an example of her experience by Charlie Gibson, who had pointed out that in a quote, candidate mccain had talked about her extensive experience, candidate mccain lied, and told Gibson he had said she has the judgement, not experience (he changed his quote after the fact).

Judgement doesn't require experience. For all we know (and even I doubt this), I may have the judgement required to counsel the president on foreign policy. But even as someone who has visited over a dozen countries, I wouldn't say I have the experience and neither should Gov. Palin.

Taka

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TokyoGas -

The hard bit is finding one. (ducks) :-)

Only joking. Honest.

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Gov. Palin may think she's ready but...candidate mccain couldn't really come up with one example of her experience, in what he has been quoted, as saying is our country's most important issue: national security.

Maybe some of her son's experience rubbed off on her. His experience in the Hendrixian sense.

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Moderateguy2008,

Spare us the jokes. Where are the high morals, the brother-in-law or the preg daughter?Or the persistent lies over the eBay, or Brigde to Everywhere?

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Palin says she's ready to step in as president

Well I'm not ready for Palin to step in and be President....

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What a stupid, stupid woman!

Interviewer: What do you think about Russian actions these days? Palin: Did you know we can see Russia from Alaska? Interviewer: That's not an answer. Palin: It's TRUE! From an island... I wanted to build a bridge there bu-- I mean, I NEVER wanted to build a bridge there!!

bla bla bla... hopefully the public can see how unqualified she is.

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“I do, Charlie, and on January 20, when John McCain and I are sworn in, if we are so privileged to be elected to serve this country, we’ll be ready. I’m ready.”

That is one of the most deluded comments I've heard all year.

It would help her case if she had morals, but as the Bridge to Nowhere fiasco has shown, she doesn't.

And she got her first ever passport only last year?

Palin is a national and global embarrassment and clearly shows the depths McCain will plunge in an attempt to pull the wool over the eyes of unpatriotic Americans yet again.

The patriotic Americands are voting for Obama.

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I support Palin but what she said here is to me ,clearly she needs much more training in political statements. McCain is healthy, alive and kicking why talking about replacement or death?

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tclh: "I support Palin but what she said here is to me ,clearly she needs much more training in political statements. McCain is healthy, alive and kicking why talking about replacement or death?"

No kidding! Why do you think they REFUSE to let her answer questions or open her yap outside of pre-approved interviews? Hell, they probably won't even allow THOSE now, after this one, and it wasn't THAT bad.

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McCain and Palin seem a cute gun-loving pair :-)

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Palin would do a much better job than either Obama or Biden could ever hope to do. She has high morals and would lead the country to a better more traditional country.

Weren't you people saying that about Bush? Morals? How about fairness and the rule of law? You can have morals however you want at your house. Just stay out of my cave, okay? Don't secretly observe my smoke signals, okay? And don't summarily grab and torture foreign nationals, mkay?

What is funny is that all those things are as morally incorrect as legally. Obama and/or Biden any day of the week over the extremist Palin.

--Cirroc

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Thing is, she's never going to say "No, I'm probably not ready to step into the shoes of the presidency if McCain was elected and something happened to him. I would need a lot of guidance and help from others". It would make a more interesting soundbite but is highly unlikely.

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"Palin would do a much better job than either Obama or Biden could ever hope to do."

Caveman, you're spot on when you quote the nuts on here as I did above and point out the hypocrisy. Not only did they repeat the same mantra about bush OVER AND OVER, but now they admit how bush was wrong all the time and can only try to cover it up by saying, "Well, shucks! b-b-b-but THIS TIME the government will be better if it's McCain/Palin!"

Basically, you could literally put a pig with lipstick in Republican colours and they would say that pig would do a fine job leading the country... simply out of ignorance.

IF Americans are actually stupid enough to vote in McCain/Palin, they'll realize their mistakes almost instantly when said pair start spelling out their 'policies' (which they can't seem to do during the campaign). Parents will start saying, "Why the hell does my kid have to say the Lord's prayer in school? I-I mean.... I voted for Palin, b-but... can she do that??", etc. It would utterly be fun to watch, if it didn't have an effect on the rest of the world.

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Palin is as ready as Obama.

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Helter: "Palin is as ready as Obama."

Clearly, she's not. She's not even ready to answer questions unless it's in a very controlled environment. The extremely lame 'She's just as ready as Obama' or, 'She'd do just as well as Obama' etc., is one of the stupidest arguments ever. In fact, it's not even an argument, it's a childish retort to intelligent comments on her lack of ability in just about everything. Makes me think of kids in a school yard:

Kid 1: You unqualified.

Kid 2: I know you aren't but what am I?

Kid 1:That's not an answer.

Kid 2: I know you are but what am I?

Kid 1: Ummm...

Kid 2: I know you are but what am I?

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No way is Palin ready to even leave Alaskas shores let alone head to washington, this is scary.

Come on women of the US you should ALL be embarassed & totally pissed that Palin was selected as a running mate, what this says is all women need is not have a Y chromosome in order to break through those glass ceilings, Palin does NOTHING for women, just the opposite.

Come on what are you women thinking about this pick, are you offended? You shud be!

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This is an absolute terrifying scenario.

I know this much about Palin: She simply hasn't the political, educational, or ethical background to be president. Period. This feel-good, "By golly, she's a hockey mom" crap has simply got to stop. The position of president should not be handed over to someone who has neither the ability nor the temperament to lead an entire country.

Could someone please tell me where along the way Americans decided that utter mediocrity was the right level to shoot for when choosing their national leader? Bush somehow managed to win his first term with that damnable “good ol’ boy” hokum and a college performance squarely in the C-average range, at a college he would have otherwise been unable to attend had his father not called in favors. He then went on to win a second term against John Kerry, a candidate who has an exemplary record of public service and a comprehensive formal education to draw upon as a leader. But Kerry was defeated by a narrow margin, losing votes to Americans who were put off by him being, of all things, “too smart.”

Now we find ourselves on the eve of another national election to decide the course of a nation in trouble both domestically and abroad, and we find a disturbing number of Americans getting whipped up into a feel-good frenzy at the prospects of Palin possibly becoming the Vice-President.

Palin was an average student who bounced around to no less than four very average schools - not exactly testament to her proclaimed ability to not blink in the face of challenge. She finally settled on a communication-journalism degree – not a bad field in and of itself, but hardly the training necessary for statesmanship. After 5 years of hopping around from school to school, she finished college undistinguished in any appreciable way - no one seems to recall attending school with her, or if they did, they don't seem to want to talk about it.

Oh, wait. I forgot to mention her distinction as the 1st Runner Up in the Miss Alaska Pageant, of which a whopping 1/3 of the final score is based on how good the contestants look in bathing suits and evening wear. Yes, the stuff of which true statesmen and women are made of – the perpetuation of wholly sexist contests that measure the worth of a woman based on how hot she looks. Yes, a real inspiration to young American women with aspirations in any field, particularly politics.

McCain, while I don't agree with all of his politics, is a proven leader with years of experience under his belt. Hillary is a proven leader. Obama is a US Senator, for Pete’s sake, with an education to back him up when he says he knows a bit about foreign and domestic policy. Palin has what? She incidentally resided in a state next door to Russia, or rather the least populated part of Russia. Is that how we choose our national leaders now? Based on beauty contests and incidental proximity to permafrost-bound neighbors?

We can certainly do better. We had better do better.

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"The patriotic Americands are voting for Obama." As said by a complete idiot

Wow nice to have a Non American tell me an American who served in war and isnt voting for neither of these guys that I am not Patriotic.. Dont you think you should at least live in America before you judge who is or isnt patriotic??

Seems strange that all I hear from you is anti American BS.. GO get a lover or a friend and stop worring about anyone elses country for a while.

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I just watched Palin's interview with Charlie Gibson. In all fairness, I thought Charlie Gibson did his job. He asked tough questions and pushed her for answers instead of rhetoric.

Palin, on the other hand, sounded like a beauty queen.

Better than than the following, but a beauty queen nonetheless:

http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=lj3iNxZ8Dww

Taka

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soldave,

It's true that she is not going to say that she is not ready to step up to the office of President. But, especially considering her lack of national and international political experience, she could have taken a more modest approach. For example, she could have taken the approach that Clinton took about Obama--that you can argue that no one is ever ready to be President.

She could have then gone on to identify those qualities within her which lead her to believe that if called she would make a good President. But she didn't really do that. She just said she was ready. And she didn't blink.

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More than her experience, ability or temperament, it's her record and hillbilly stance on abortion, creationism and such that scares the hell out of me. Even as Veep she'd be a nightmare.

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Palin has what?

She is was a mayor of a town and then a popular governor of a state, although not for a full term. It does not credit you to overlook those things. I can admit those and still not want her for either VP or the presidency. Easy.

Yes, the stuff of which true statesmen and women are made of – the perpetuation of wholly sexist contests that measure the worth of a woman based on how hot she looks.

Beauty pageants are more than that. There is more skill involved than you would like to admit. You have to handle pressure, you have to have poise, you have to speak to an audience, not flinch in front of flash bulbs, etc etc. Beauty has real value. It can sway others. Poise has value too. An actor or actress might make a better president, but a being a beauty pageant contestant has many similarities to that profession. And raw looks will only get you so far. You will not make first runner up anywhere on looks alone. This backround is okay, not great, but I will sure take it over Bush's military service record, or lack of one as it were.

All else you say is gold though. Mediocrity. Hockey mum gush. Good ole boy hokum. Thinking a president can be "too smart". I am right with you.

Personally, I would rather someone who may one day have her beautifully-manicured finger on the Big Red Button did have the habit of hesitating and thinking things through before making big decisions.

I could not have said it better myself.

you have to be wired in a way of being so committed to the mission, the mission that we’re on, reform of this country and victory in the war, you can’t blink.

Sounds too much like the mentality that dragged us into a two front military debacle and drove us trillions in debt. We need people who can blink and think, not you Sarah. But thanks for playing.

--Cirroc

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I see the non-americans here fret about sarah palin's old fashioned, out of date patriotism or wish that palin had admitted 'no one is ever ready to be president' and I think we will need to resurrect those sorryeverybody.com websites. We will, as a gesture of good will to the rest of the world,absolutely have to make available overnight the whole line of gigantic coffee table books with the photos of us progressives who DON'T support the repubs.

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Sarah Palin is the option for voters whose party has run out of options. :-)

However, I must admit she does in fact have SOLID national security credentials because she - and I'll use her quote - "lives close to Russia."

I just read on CNN she is now talking about hitting Russia with sanctions.

Where did McCain find this gun-loving beauty queen????

Sarah Palin: A delusional national and international embarassment and solid proof that some Americans are once again not pulling their weight intellectually.

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Where did McCain find this gun-loving beauty queen????

In Alaska. Can you believe it? Talk about desperate. I doubt Alaska has ever had a single entrant make it onto American Idol. hahahahahahaaha. Tooo funny!

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smithinjapan

Helter: "Palin is as ready as Obama."

Clearly, she's not.

My point was that neither are ready to be president. I have no problem admitting Palin is too inexperienced to become president. Why can't you admit the same for neophyte Obama? Or are you simply an adolescent smitten by smooth talking ivy-league elitists who share your disdain for America and seek a new socialist world order?

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GIBSON: What insight into Russian actions particularly in the last couple weeks does the proximity of the state give you?

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PALIN: They’re our next door neighbors. And you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska.

Sight –noun : the power or faculty of seeing; perception of objects by use of the eyes; vision.

Insight –noun : an instance of apprehending the true nature of a thing, esp. through intuitive understanding

Someone really needs to do some research to see who is dumber Quayle or Palin.

Dan Quayle's advice to Palin and her pregnant daughter might be: "Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child."

She has already taken on the Dan Quale montra: "I deserve respect for the things I did not do."

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I wonder how many here with their feathers ruffled, will actually be able to vote and make the difference in this election. Most won't as they are not part of the Greatest Country on Earth.

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Good Donkey,

When they got to the bush doctrine question, I started off disappointed because Charlie Gibson let her off the hook by explaining to her what it is when she clearly had zero idea what he was talking about.

But he completely redeemed himself when he called her out on her non-answer answer: "I got lost in a blizzard of words. Is that a yes?"

She tried to B.S. an answer like a college freshman answering an essay question on a midterm.

Apparently no one gave her a copy of the notes for professor lieberman's class.

Not to worry, she can retake the class next semester.

Taka

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CavemanLawyer,

Yes, I've mentioned her service in the public arena before on other threads. I figured, considering how long-winded my posts tend to be (I'll be the first to admit that), I didn't want to rehash the obvious.

Yes, she was a mayor – of a town of 6000. And yes she is governor of Alaska, a position and power she claims to have harnessed to root out pork barrel spending and corruption. But we know from the news over the past week or so that she really wasn’t “the politician who said no” to the Bridge to Nowhere. She was the politician who said yes, THEN no after the project clearly became a fiscal disaster.

As to the ethics for which Palin is painted as champion by the GOP, or rather, McCain’s people, she quit the one state job she had in which she could make her mark as a reformer when she stepped down as ethics supervisor for the Alaska Oil Commission because she was put off by how deep the corruption ran among her fellow party members. She quit. She didn’t fight them. She didn’t stand up to them. She bailed out and left the “rooting out” part to the FBI and the Department of Justice.

Compound that little testimonial to her professed ability to never blink with the ongoing ethics investigation into allegations that she abused her position as governor to get the ex-husband of her sister fired, and when that failed, fired the police chief himself as retribution. As it stands, there exists as public record a court order for her to cease harassing her sister’s ex-husband. Yes, the stuff of which statesmen and women are made of indeed.

And McCain’s selection of this woman as his running mate is supposed to bolster his message of change in Washington how, exactly? Are we to now anticipate more OPEN abuse of power in the Executive? Swell. Ah, the scent of change. It’s refreshing, isn’t it?

She’s a small town politician with small-town experience, trying to play at a level far beyond her ability and understanding. Her interview with Charles Gibson made than more than evident. That Republicans at their national convention think she’s “great” is absolutely astonishing. Seriously, did McCain’s people really vet Palin properly before making their choice?

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Stepping in ?!!!

Sorry, sweetie. Not as long as we have Joe Biden's and his hair plugs taken care of bidness.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmRXH7RkCZQ

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I doubt Alaska has ever had a single entrant make it onto American Idol. hahahahahahaaha. Tooo funny!

In Alaska's defense, I would have to say it is a tad far from the audition locations eh. Has anyone from Hawaii been in American idol?

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LFRAgain,

Compound that little testimonial to her professed ability to never blink with the ongoing ethics investigation into allegations that she abused her position as governor to get the ex-husband of her sister fired, and when that failed, fired the police chief himself as retribution. As it stands, there exists as public record a court order for her to cease harassing her sister’s ex-husband. Yes, the stuff of which statesmen and women are made of indeed.

It gets better.

She's showing dick cheney-like VP cred:

http://skeetervt.newsvine.com/_news/2008/09/08/1840259-palin-accused-of-stonewalling-as-7-aides-refuse-to-testify-in-troopergate-probe

Taka

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She also says that the US may have to go to war with Russia. I suggest that they strap her to the first missile dropped!

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Shame the media don't ask obama the same type of questions out of fear of being looked upon as racists.

RR

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Taka313 - Get ready for Vice President Palin.

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Shame the media don't ask obama the same type of questions out of fear of being looked upon as racists.

Sadly, that is the best argument you've got...and it stinks.

How quickly neo-cons forget their own euphoric ferver over the grilling Sen. Obama took over his former minister; over the grilling Sen. Obama took about what Pres. Clinton had said about him; about the effectiveness of bush's troop surge in Iraq; about U.S. flag tie-pins.

But ask Palin a question about a major point in American foreign policy (which she is being touted as experienced); whether we would go into a country militarily, without that country's approval...and she folds like a cheap suit and the neo-cons call out the waahbulance.

I thought you guys were supposed to be rough and tough. You drop the victim card like it was a hot rock.

How the hell is she supposed to stand up to the terrorists if she can't even handle Charlie Gibson? Charlie 'Good Morning America' Gibson for goodness sakes.

I have to admit, I'm feeling a lot better about Nov. after seeing her interview.

Taka

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Taka313

I have already expressed on another thread that Charlie Gibson is not my choice as an ideal journalist. He did an admirable job. I would love to see her interviewed with the late, great Tim Russert. He was one of the few that could actually say, "No, I said insight not sight; do you need me to define that for you?." I doubt he would have said that but I could definitely see him saying "No, I said insight not sight."

GIBSON: Do you agree with the Bush doctrine?

PALIN: In what respect, Charlie?

GIBSON: The Bush — well, what do you interpret it to be?

PALIN: His world view?

GIBSON: No, the Bush doctrine, annunciated September 2002, before the Iraq War.

Then she proceeded to b.s. as you already pointed out. He had to spell it out for her. As Bugs would say: Whatta a gull-a-bull! Whatta nin-cow-poop! Whattta Maroon! Hey at least I didn't add the one where bugs says, "Eeehhhh, what's up beaver puss." I think with the American electorate being no where near as hard core as myself that Charlie's methodology might be just what was needed. I thing Americans would expect her to know such things; both Obama and Biden would know the Bush Doctrine probably better than Bush.

She's not the brightest bulb in the pack. She is not the freshest twinkie in the box. ...sharpest crayon in the box.

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Sarge

Sarah Palin is a dolt.

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"Sarah Palin is a dolt"

Only a dolt would say that.

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goodDonkey - Get ready for Vice President Palin.

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Palin said, "Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right, also for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders are sending them out on a task that is from God." She is a liar. When Charlie called her on saying those words and played a video of her saying those words she lied and said those were Lincoln's words. Lincoln's words were "let us not pray that God is on our side, in a war, or any other time. But let us pray that we are on God’s side." That according to her quoting Lincoln. It is contrary to the words she quoted Lincoln on.

Speaking of Lincoln, Helter_Skelter needs to be made aware that Obama has more experience as a candidate then Lincoln had as a candidate. So I will be waiting for him to say Lincoln was a neophyte; it would be awfully helpful if Helter_Skelter also stated he would not have voted for Lincoln.

For those who have not read the transcript (I figured Fox News would provide legitimacy for the NeoCons):

http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/09/11/raw-data-palins-interview-with-abc-news/

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Palin ( to Gibson ): I believe that America has to exercise all options in order to stop the terrorists who are hell bent on destroying America and our allies."

Exactly, exactly. Meanwhile, Barack Obama is concerned with no one reading the terrorists their rights, lol...

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GD & Sarge,

For the first time I've seen you both, you are both right. Yes, she lied about the god thing And Yes, it does seem people of Obama are more concerned with no one reading the terrorists their rights"

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Meanwhile, Barack Obama is concerned with no one reading the terrorists their rights, lol...

Wow, Sarge. I'm genuinely disappointed that you would opt to borrow that infantile, context-lacking half-truth to bolster an already dissipating argument. You know perfectly well that’s not all there is to Obama’s position regarding preserving civil liberties for Americans accused of terrorist acts. I expected better from you, honestly. If you genuinely believe the reading of Miranda is all there is to Obama’s take on the, ahem, War on Terror, then I may have to reevaluate my opinion of your posts, which tended to be relatively fair and balanced (when not involving the support base mantra, “a Republican in the White House at any cost!”)

Even you have to admit that Palin is scarcely suited for the Vice-Presidency, much less the Presidency.

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Sarge said:

Obama is concerned with no one reading the terrorists their rights

Reading criminals their rights is the American way; Why do you hate the American way so much Sarge?

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Sarge,

I thought you wanted to export American Democracy. So you don't want to offer total Democracy? You want to withhold some of our Democracy?

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Really after reading her words I feel she isnt a hockey mom with lipstick on, she is more like every other politician in the world...

Sad they all sound the same after a while/..

Guess thats why I have a hard time wanting to vote for the big two parties in our political landscape..

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Sad they all sound the same after a while/.."

Hopefully, you run for office one day.

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LFRAgain at 02:30 PM JST - 12th September

Your above post was THE best one on JT this year.

Straight up.

Well done.

Congratulations. You have re-introduced a whole new level of class to Japan Today, and I thank you wholeheartedly for that.

SushiSake.

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good Donkey - I have no problem with terrorists and criminals being read their rights. I have a problem with a political party ( the U.S. Democratic Party ) which has been doing nothing but try to stand in the way of the Republicans' efforts to put into place policies to protect the American people and spread democracy around the world.

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SushiSake3 ( 9:14 PM )- You've got to be kidding.

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Palin, the more America sees of her, the more ridiculous she becomes.

I'm happy to say Sen. McCain has just made THE biggest mistake of his career by selecting a gun-loving, ex-beauty queen Palin.

Oh, and Sarge & ColAmerica, you have been 180 degrees flat wrong about everything you have ever commented about, and you will be wrong again about Sarah Palin.

It's hilarious that even those scary Euro-types have a better grip on American politics than you both do.

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Sarge - "( the U.S. Democratic Party ) which has been doing nothing but try to stand in the way of the Republicans' efforts to put into place policies to protect the American people and spread democracy around the world."

LOL!!!!

To "protect the American people" - is that what you call Bush's failure to protect America against the 9/11 attacks that he was repeatedly WARNED about but did nothing at all to counter except read a book upsidedown to a bunch of schoolkids?

"and spread democracy around the world."

to country that neither asked for democracy nor need it at this moment?

Good grief, Sarge, I knew you were out of touch, but this takes things to an entirely new dimension.

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Hillary is a proven leader. Obama is a US Senator, for Pete’s sake, with an education to back him up when he says he knows a bit about foreign and domestic policy.

No worries. We got rid of Hillary. We'll destroy this palin woman also.

Barack lived in Indonesia as a child. And he has relatives in Kenya.

He KNOWS foreign policy.

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Reading criminals their rights is the American way; Why do you hate the American way so much sarge?

OOooo! Can I play too?

And when you don't treat detainees like criminals but deny them of any rights, you make American troops more vulnerable to the same kind of treatment at the hands of the terrorists.

Why do you hate the troops, "sarge?"

And reading criminals their rights is the law.

Why do you hate the law, sarge?

That was kind of fun!

Taka

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Bush somehow managed to win his first term with that damnable “good ol’ boy” hokum and a college performance squarely in the C-average range, at a college he would have otherwise been unable to attend had his father not called in favors.

Wait a minute. Bush is tough! He talks tough and he acts tough. Think hockey mom sans lipstick.

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Good Donkey,

I can't believe I missed this earlier:

She's not the brightest bulb in the pack. She is not the freshest twinkie in the box. ...sharpest crayon in the box.

She's not the redest shade of lipstick.

Taka

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Taka, Sarge is one of the increasing number of Americans who thinks the U.S. Constitution is just a "damn piece of paper!!" :-)

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palin ready to step in, hah! thats like a sarge becoming a general overnight. Not gonna happen.

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thats like a sarge becoming a general overnight. Not gonna happen.

It's like Joe Biden's hair plugs losing to palin's lipstick.

Not gonna happen. Hahahahahahahh a. Too funny!

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For what its worth, if McCain does win, at the very least we can be happy that is such a VP must step in, at least it ain't Hillary....

yabits, not coming down on you, but "a college performance squarely in the C-average range, at a college" while I am with you, I have noticed most who call this out are usually c students themselves.

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"Palin, the more America sees of her the more ridiculous she becomes"

More like, Palin: the more America sees of her, the more they like her. The polls support my statement, Sushi. You and Taka313 ( 313? ) and zurcronium had better start getting ready for Vice President Palin.

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sarge, Very good justification for your beliefs on why Palin will become VP. I really like the part where you explained....nothing at all. Your post was absolutely Not baseless nor cult-like. Not at all.

Taka

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Srage- great post dude!!

Eevrytime she appears in the media hae popularity skyrockets. why can only patriots like Sarge and myself ,see how great this woman is?

Are the Liberals blinding themselves to the truth?

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Taka is on to something. I've often thought that some of these diehard conservatives must sit around all day chanting some mantra. It's the only way you could buy into that mindless bulls...

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I feel much safer, when I know that Sarah Palin is right there in Alaska, keeping an eye on them pesky Russians. < :-)

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Hoss1 - Taka313 is grasping at straws. And so are you. The American people are going to elect John McCain and Sarah Palin in November because they are both people of great character and capability compared to their Democrat rivals.

Taka313 - "She's not the redest shade of lipstick"

You're not the greatest speller.

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I believe there are too many liberals on these boards, who have lost touch with reality. Palin would make a great president, she bhas been abused and riiculed by Obama and his wicked friends, but she is not deterred from her mission.

McCain, you made a fine choice choosing Palin.

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skip: "I have noticed most who call this out are usually c students themselves."

Ummm... just curious, but what's your criteria for this? similarity? My point, in mocking you, is just to show you that you are making a lame assertion based on ZERO fact.

Sarge: "More like, Palin: the more America sees of her, the more they like her."

What colour are the robes you where when you're chanting? Hahaha... dude, you are so out of touch, you can't even answer any of the questions posted to you.

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Nice comeback sarge.

Ouch. My typo totally negates the fact that Palin came out of her first interview, looking like she knew nothing about international affairs.

Touche to you. No...really.

Taka

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This is hilarious! Palin is starting to have to answer questions, and already she's put her foot in her mouth on the environment, ear-marks, experience, and everything else! Hahahaha.... as I said, plenty of time left; the world is starting to see Palin for who she really is, not just the person McCain chose as a last ditch effort to save the Republican party -- whom he himself hates enough to be a 'maverick'!

Pathetic on all counts.

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LRA

Your very first post.

I know this much about Palin: She simply hasn't the political, educational, or ethical background to be president.

Pretentious...They said the same thing about Abe Lincoln.

But Kerry was defeated by a narrow margin, losing votes to Americans who were put off by him being, of all things, “too smart.”

http://www.claudemariottini.com/blog/uploaded_images/IRAQ-778969.jpg

Nuff said on that one.

Palin was an average student who bounced around to no less than four very average schools - not exactly testament to her proclaimed ability to not blink in the face of challenge.

She's took on the challenge to be Governor of Alaska......Not bad for a third rate college education I think.

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"Palin came out of her first interview, looking like she knew nothing about international affairs"

Heh, that's what the liberals say. Any American with any common sense who watched that interview can see that Palin can handle the top job.

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SwiftBoatVet and Sarge- Two great patriots in a sea of liberal lunacy. All these anti Palin folks, cannot find bad things about her, however hard they try.

Palin has shown that she is capable Vp or leader if need be, with strong moral fibre and great humility.

Obama could learn a lot from her.

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Helter: "Why can't you admit the same for neophyte Obama?"

Ummm... largely because your belief that Obama can't is solely based on hypocrite McCain's comments as such, while it's factual that Palin cannot. Get it?

Sarge: It's a FACT you said those things, bud... you said over and over you want all Muslims to die by the sword... it started two years ago in the thread where Muslims were outraged over a comic in newspapers about the prophet Mohammed, and was an extension of the US troops shamefully urinating on the Koran. It's a shame you refuse to admit your own guilt as such.... granted, it was sickening beyond redemption, but it might help you gain a bit of moral ground when you condemn people. sarge... you have gone above and beyond in terms of denying even your own comments... you and skipthesong, for whom, on the same tone, you guys basically fall in the same sack. In fact, my whole constant 'die by the sword', which was taken from the bible as a reaction to said acts to the Koran, was based solely on your comment. So, you have that to be proud of... someone actually remembers something you said. THat almost makes the other 99.9% of your cut and pastes worth it, no?

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moderateguy2008 - Thanks for the kind words. Yes, Obama could learn a lot from both Palin and McCain.

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smith - All I can say is you must have me confused with someome else, and on Nov. 4, my vote for McCain and Palin will prove to be a vote for the victors, and you'll be wishing you could have voted for the losers Obama and Biden.

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They said the same thing about Abe Lincoln.

I don't recall Lincoln, but they certainly said the same about George W. Bush and he sure lived up to the worst expectations.

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I have many American friend, they think McCain is excellent choice, who is strong and will keep America powerfull.

My country Germany, has not had a strong powerfull leader for decades, i envy you Americans.

Palin is strong, she can even handle a gun, she will be an asset if she is president. I wish McCain to be the victor in 2008.

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sarge: "smith - All I can say is you must have me confused with someome else, and on Nov. 4, my vote for McCain and Palin will prove to be a vote for the victors, and you'll be wishing you could have voted for the losers Obama and Biden."

Nope... I don't have you confused with anyone else at all but for the intolerant person you are. In fact, I hereby ask the mods to stop delete the archives (seems a bit odd to have supposed 'archives' and yet keep erasing them) so that I can prove it. A simple google does, but any time I try to access beyond the excerpt posted it says the article has been erased.

Question to mods: Why bother calling something erased 'archives'?

Anyway, sargie, you said it... no confusion. And again, you have not really refuted it either. If I'm wrong, tell me about how you do not think Islam is a negative thing, and it's only a handful of people causing all the trouble and the religion as a whole has nothing to do with the terrorism the US faces, and I'll think about retracting what I said.

hehehe... we all know that jumping from asking them all to die to accepting even a few of them is not possible, here.

Until then, keep making new handles, sargie, and supporting yourself as such.

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.>I feel much safer, when I know that Sarah Palin is right there in Alaska, keeping an eye on them pesky Russians. < :-)

We can even build her a post on the Bering Straight so she can get up close and personal and we won't even call it pork. Oops I made a reference to her and a pig in the same sentence again; I gotta stop doing that because she keeps thinking I am calling here a pig

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Just finished watching more of Palin's interview with Charles Gibson. Palin is an absolute idiot.

All these anti Palin folks, cannot find bad things about her, however hard they try.

On the contrary. The more she stays in the spotlight, the faster unsavory details start emerging. The list continues to grow, and yet, die-hard zealots like you are either unable or unwilling to see, overcome by an all-consuming desire to see a Republican, ANY Republican in the White House, consequences be damned.

Palin's likely going to bring McCain's campaign crashing down around his ears, which would be unfortunate, because I actually like the guy. He's got some good ideas and the conviction to back them. Watching McCain and Obama debate up until Palin was announced was actually somewhat refreshing - Two qualified candidates discussing America's future in a civil manner. And then Palin entered the picture and it's been downhill since then.

This Palin thing . . . It was obviously not McCain's idea. The unscrupulous parasites he's gotten into bed with to help him win cooked this debacle up, and they can only cover up Palin's unsuitability for so long before the cracks start showing. Judging by the interview with Gibson, where she visibly floundered for several minutes trying to guess what the Bush Doctrine was (Sarge), it won't take too much to peel away the thin veneer hastily slapped on by her handlers.

That's assuming she doesn't put her foot in her mouth again at some point before the next interview - Not that there's a risk, judging from how tightly her access to the media is being controlled, because they know - surprise, surprise - that's she's merely window dressing to pander dually to disaffected Clinton supporters as well as the Christian Right, a support base that holds no affection for McCain's very public stance regarding women's rights and abortion.

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LFRAgain- Palin is not idiotic. She reminds me of Thatcher. She made Britain strong again, with stronger economice power and military bforce, Britain is more respected worldwide.

palin is in the same mould, she will make America greater and her strength will be respected worldwide, as America dominates the world economically and militarly.

Please Germany , copy US, we can be great again.

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Schutzstaffel

Palin ist ein Dummkopf.

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goodDonkey- If she is fool, then why is she VP, a successfull mother of 4 children, and possibly the first female US president.

She is not afraid of the liberal idiots who wish to make the country weak.

If we have a strong leader like Palin, we could police Europe for America, and save you money, while you destroy terror.

Palin is loved within my friends with my political intersets.

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LFRAgain:

It's becoming more clear that one of the main intentions of the McCain campaign regarding Palin is to divert as much discussion as possible -- People magazine style -- on questions regarding her qualifications, eccentricies, and her outright lies, and spend less time on the other critical issues that matter to Americans.

Like the projections that McCain's economic plans will add ANOTHER 4 to 5 trillion dollars to the nearly 10-trillion-dollar national debt. Like how McCain's health care proposals will result in fewer Americans having access to health care. And so on.

At the tactical level, the pick of Palin was slick. But as soon as more Americans start to consider the true long term consequences of another four years of Bush, the hot air that's currently holding the GOP team aloft will start to cool. (Which, by the way, I don't give too much creedence to the national poll numbers. Bush is registring double-digit gains in places like Alaska and Idaho -- places he was going to win anyway. As long as there's an electoral college, the only numbers that matter are the ones taken district by district. And Obama's got the grassroots organization to counter the extremist propaganda by the religious right.)

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goodDonkey- my friends are like myself, wishing for old times to return, when Germany was strong economically and was respected worldwide.

Palin is a woman that myself and my friends admire, why can we not have a strong leader like her.

MrMcCain is a true war hero, if only we had courage to vote for German war hero. Americans do not relaise how lucky they are with Palin and McCain to lead them to the future.

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Palin has the style of a great war leader, brave and she can command respect when she gives the speeches. Very good woman/

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Schutzstaffel- You are right Palin has been a revelation, a true heroine , who has brushed aside all the snide comments and lies aimed at her by the liberal lowlifes.

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People here are going too heavily on Palin, what about Obama? Obama THREW his flower, while McCain GENTLY place his flower at Ground Zero. Obama 's wife ,Michelle,was not there either. Is Obama ready for president? He certainly has a lots to learn,too.

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I reckon her husband would do a better job, he is always smiling and cracking jokes. He seems really down to earth, strewth one of the boys innit?

I especially liked when he travelled the world in 80 bdays, he done loads of funny things, he make sme laugh a lot more then his wife.

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Palin is the type of woman i admire. She has strength and convictions, honesty and a sense of duty.

She has the strangth with McCain, to lead us into a new world order, one in which many will flourish, and a minority will be deterred.

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Well Palin's got a way to go before she's vice president of anything. Her staff and her husband have now been subpoenaed in the firing of the state official.

I don't think executive applies here. < :-)

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well by dubya's example we can see that sarah is indeed ready to be president. question is can she fill cheney's shoes? does she have what it takes to survive the long, lonely hours at an undisclosed, secure location? although she might be a better shot and she might actually dispatch a few old lawyers.

yeay for sarah, the veep and pres that the us of a deserves! hey we might look at dubya's reign with nostalgia -- he might not keep the distinction of being the worst pres in us history!

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LFRAgain ( 1:10 AM ): "Palin is an absolute idiot."

Idiotic statement.

"she visibly floundered for several minutes"

Or, she tried to get Gibson to say what he really wanted to say for several minutes.

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The sky is plaid. Water is dry. Sugar is sour. Palin did well in that interview.

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When the Republican candidate for VP is questioned about the lack of experience, that is a grave and important issue, to be covered in great detail.

When the Obamessiah is questioned about the lack of experience, that is racism, and disgusting.

Get with the program, learn the rules for reading the unbiased media.

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Palin-- Well Alaska is right next to Russia and I can see them from my front porch looking down my sight at em.

Obama-- Alaska is what the 58th or is that the 59th state??? No I remember its not a state yet thats why I didnt visit it..

Ohh well they both answer questions well:)

disclaimer.. I wrote these answers based on answers by the original parties, I paraphrased them in a hopefully funny way, they didnt have a talk with each other nor did they say this word for word, but they both answered questions with strange nonsense answers

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The sky is plaid. Water is dry. Sugar is sour. Palin looked like an idiot in that interview.

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sarge: "Palin looked like an idiot in that interview."

You got that right! (you like my 'strategic' cut n' paste? Hahaha!

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God/Allah help us all

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Palin is a scary lady. She and her Republican running-mate are bound to get elected, though, because in America these days presedential elections are rigged by the Republican Party, who control the electoral machines. We saw that 4 years ago, and now they have perfected it even more. McCain is an old man, and probably wont last his first term - so she the scary lady is set to become the most powerful politician in the world - but only for a while, until the Chinese take over the Number One slot. Politics is a dirty business - and Palin is no exception. Those scary eyes speak volumes.

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Sarge,

Or, she tried to get Gibson to say what he really wanted to say for several minutes.

Dear god, Sarge! Are you really that desperate to see a Republican in office to the point of hallucination? If you really wanted to see your side win in November, you should as angered and baffled by McCain's choice as everyone else. McCain effectively lowered the bar with this.

What's most telling about your stance is that you haven't really made any effort to provide a any counter-arguments to the problems brought up regarding Palin, on this thread or any other. You do, however, seem to have mastered hit-and-run one-liners that have as much depth and substance as schoolyard "I know you are but what am I?" taunts. Welcome to the RomeoRamen school of online discussion. I thought you were above it, but alas, it's a season for suprises.

Palin clearly had no idea what Gibson was talking about with regard to the Bush Doctrine. That he had to ask her about in a variety of ways to get her to answer was telling. That she was baiting him to try and get a hint as to what it is was clear.

"In what regard, Charlie?"

"Bush's worldview?"

No, she was very obviously clueless.

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Palin says she's ready to step in as president - she would probably say anything to get out of Alaska...lol.

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McCain has got to be congratulated for performing a minor miracle. He actually found someone worse than Bush. Read the following article from the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/14/us/politics/14palin.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2&th&emc=th

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Great all we need is another Bush - she has no clue - http://www.mcclatchydc.com/251/story/52350.html If she is the vice then people get ready.

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Jeancolmar:

From your NYT article:

" Once Elected, Palin Hired Friends and Lashed Foes." "

That would describe the Bill Clinton years perfectly. What is there not to like about?

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Philosophy187:

" Great all we need is another Bush - she has no clue - http://www.mcclatchydc.com/251/story/52350.html If she is the vice then people get ready. "

Your article claims she is guilty of confusing Iraq and Al Quaida, because she said "You'll be there to defend the innocent from the enemies who planned and carried out and rejoiced in the deaths of thousands of Americans".

And she is entirely correct there, because the troops are supposed to fight Al Quaida in Iraq, as well as Shiite jihadists. The accusation of the article would only make sense if the Alaskan troops were to take on the state of Iraq. Which they could not, even if they wanted to.

Sorry, but your article writer is the one who is confused here. Now remove foot from mouth.

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So, WilliB, you are admiring Sarah Palin because she reminds you of Bill Clinton?

Actually, when it comes down to personal pettiness and vindictiveness, Sarah's got him beat.

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"Palin clearly had no idea what Gibson was talking about with regard to the Bush Doctrine... she was obviosly clueless"

Yeah, sure, like how many people know what the Bush Doctrine is ( or did before this interview )? Once she understood that Gibson was talking about the common sense "if we have evidence that we are about to be attacked, we don't sit back and wait to be attacked, we strike first" Bush Doctrine, she gave the right answer.

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Sarge:

" Yeah, sure, like how many people know what the Bush Doctrine is (or did before this interview )? "

Hardly any, in particular since there is no single one. Charlie Gibson tried to trip Palin but only showed his own ignorance, as the originator of the term points out:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/12/AR2008091202457.html

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yabits:

" So, WilliB, you are admiring Sarah Palin because she reminds you of Bill Clinton? "

I am not "admiring" Sarah Palin or anyone else. I simply pointed out to Jeancolmar that his description fits Bill Clinton to a tee.

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WilliB - Someone else said that Gibson came across as someone trying to put Palin down rather than trying to get information. I agree with that.

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The scary thing about Palin's self-asserted readiness is that it totally lacks the humility (read: realistic assessment) required for the task. Contrast that with Harry Truman's own thoughts on taking the mantle from FDR.

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yabits - "The scary thing about Palin's self-seerted readiness is that it totally lacks the humility required for the task."

I would say just about the opposite of that is true.

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Sarge - "I would say just about the opposite of that is true."

You would.

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I think the Sarge fella sound alright, type of geezer i'd like to have some beers with. What's wrong with her, she seems like a decent sort. I reckon she would do better than dumbo Bush and trouserse round the ankles Bill clinton, nutter.

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To Alf Garnett who writes: "I reckon she would do better than dumbo Bush and trouserse round the ankles Bill clinton, nutter."

A nice example of damnation by faint praise.

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All fluff and show.....she needs to take care of that baby, daughter and other issues first.

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merril out of business, financial markets imploding down 500 points in a day, housing prices dropping, . . .

Palin who?? No one cares she can see Russia from her living room window.

The country needs to clean up Washington DC and the trainwreck repubs have got to go. Only Obama can fix the bush depression.

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Bush Depression, zurc?

Impossible! This can't be happening. The tax cuts made certain of it.

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And another thing! If Palin knew immediately that Gibson was talking about the U.S. policy of not waiting to get hit when we have evidence that we are about to be attacked when he said "the Bush Doctrine," she would have been accused of being a Bush neo-con! Because how many people knew what it was? A few dozen people in the administration and the media? Ha ha ha!

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Alf - Thanks, man.

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Sarge at 09:16 PM JST - 16th September And another thing!

Sarge, I salute you but you picked the wrong horse this race....The other shoe is soon to hit and I hope you got a life vest.....

Bravo Zulu sarge bravo zulu!<Salute> (as best as a sailor can give)

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Yeah, sure, like how many people know what the Bush Doctrine is ( or did before this interview )?

People here aren't running for vice-president of the United States.

Once she understood that Gibson was talking about the common sense "if we have evidence that we are about to be attacked, we don't sit back and wait to be attacked, we strike first" Bush Doctrine, she gave the right answer.

She answered only after Gibson spoon-fed the definition to her.

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Joe - "You picked the wrong horse this race"

We'll see, won't we?

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Sarge- Well put.

Palin is ready and willing to lead. Just because she is a woman, the Liberals put her down. Give her a chance she has a great record.

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Palin says she's ready to step in as president

Yeah, she's just not ready to an open interview. Who knows, a really nasty reporter could ask her a rude question.

What. A. Joke.

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"She answered only after Gibson spoon-fed the definition to her"

Pffft! Gibson STILL didn't understand what she said even after she spoon-fed her answer to him -

Gibson: "I got lost in a blizzard of words there."

No one else got lost, Charlie.

"a really nasty reporter could ask her a rude question"

Yeah, and being the pit bull she is, she'll put that nasty reporter in his/her place.

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Sarge,

Gibson STILL didn't understand what she said even after she spoon-fed her answer to him

Wow. You really are grasping at straws here. Your new strategy is to claim that black is white and cold is heat? Beautiful. Good luck with that at the polls on Nov. 4th.

Meanwhile, we'll see how well Palin's supposed brilliance and suitability plays out when she's no longer able to hide from the media and has to debate her rival, Joe Biden, in front of an an actual live audience.

Hopefully, the GOP is using this period of hiding to give Palin a crash course on foreign policy, world history, international economics, and diplomacy to prepare her for the first debate.

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HankHillUSA,

Just because she is a woman, the Liberals put her down.

No. Your claim has no basis whatsoever. Do recall that Hillary Clinton, also a woman, is loved by so many "Liberals" that her support base threatened to vote for McCain just out of spite for her narrowly missing the Democratic nomination. Liberals, Independents, and other Conservatives put Palin down because she's an idiot.

she has a great record

No. She pushed through Alaska's largest state budget ever in 2007 at $5.5 billion. The state budget for New York was approx. $120 billion in 2007. That works out to $6251 per resident. California spent $3593 per resident in 2007. Alaska? $8208 per resident. What a generous demonstration of “smaller government.” This doesn’t quite appear to reflect the GOP mantra of fiscal responsibility, does it?

Palin also welcomed the Bridge to Nowhere with open arms until the Lower 48 started laughing at Alaska's obscene waste of money.

And let's not forget Palin's prediliction for abuse of power when she decided to fire the public safety chief for not taking sides in her sister's divorce troubles.

And her husband's membership in a secessionist party.

And . . . . . . Well, you get the picture.

She’s not suitable for the job.

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LFRAgain; Do you seriously expect me to believe, that McCain would pick someone with such falws, Tee hee hee, i am almost rolling around the floor in laughter.

Buddy, she is respected nationwide, many independents are voting for McCain because of her appeal to moms and hard working decent folks .

She is ready and able to be our next president, and i would be proud to see her succeed as leader of the free world, if McCain could no longer serve.

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This is interesting: "The Gibson Doctrine"

www.creators.com/opinion/dennis-prager.html

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She is ready and able to be our next president

It's people like you that will get McCain and Palin into the White House, and the rest of the world will watch as the last superpower crumbles under it's own failures.

It also surprises me how the fact John McCain was a POW for 5 years somehow equates to him leading the country into some sort of military "victory" in Iraq.

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Will he be,

Doesn't matter the war is illegal any way.

Look it up. - or be the next sucker to go! - Don't misunderstand me I blame the parents.

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Palin is ready and willing to lead. Just because she is a woman, the Liberals put her down. Give her a chance she has a great record.

Yeah, I'm sure liberals would've given her book-banning inquiry as pass if she'd been a man.

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Palin is good and ready to serve as VP and if need be president.

She has a successfull career, has reached great heights at a young age, and has also been able to nurture a perfect family.

Wow!! what candidate can touch her skills?

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It is strange how the discussion has suddenly turned to "experience". This woman is running only for VP and has more experience than then guy from the other party who runs for President, so how come the Democrat side gets away with using this as talking point? Of course, a sympathetic media corps helps.

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Why shouldn't Palin do alright. They don'r really do anything, advisers tell thyem what to do and say, so it don`t matter who wins it.

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WilliB,

The discussion has turned to experience because the Republicans made it so. They have been selling themselves as the experienced ticket. If you call yourself something then people will start to dissect it. Do you really think being the closes US territory to Russia gives a person foreign policy experience? If their claims about her experience wasn't so outlandish then it would not be scrutinized.

Besides everyone keeps saying it's not fair to attack her personal life. They should attack her record and experience. They are not doing a dirty campaign like McCain's group who seems to be caught telling lies or half truths almost everyday.

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WilliB,

The little executive experience she does have which is quite short is already riddle with scandal. The investigations about her started before she was even considered for VP.

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Barack was a neighborhood activist. He was above working in the private sector, for profit. He was editor of the law review at Harvard, but he never published anything. Because he was above litigation and choosing sides. The rubes and the people in Fly Over country don't understand. Thats why they like this palin woman. Alaska is where THEY are mentally. Joe Biden had to explain it to a Michigan audience yesterday:

"All this stuff about how different Barack Obama is, they're not just used to somebody really smart. They're just not used to somebody who's really well educated. They just don't know quite how to handle it. Cause if he's as smart as Barack is he must not be from my neighborhood."

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Palin who?

No one cares about the snow queen anymore, the single most unqualifed candidate for higher office in modern times.

Its the economy stupid! Palin comes for a federalized state that exists on welfare and oil. Next!

In a few weeks she can go back to her state and fire more state troopers who divorce his family members.

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wow, this woman has got the george bush disease . . .

MSNBC peeped a preview of tonight's tete-a-tete between vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and Fox "pundint" (to use Palin's term) Sean Hannity, which is sure to be the Frost/Nixon of mutual candy-foam fawnery. Here's the exchange they shared:

HANNITY: Senator Barack Obama yesterday was attacking Senator McCain for saying that the fundamentals of the economy are strong. Do you believe that the fundamentals of our economy are strong?

PALIN: Well, it was an unfair attack on the verbiage that Senator McCain chose to use. The fundamentals that he was having to explain afterwards, he means the work force, he means ingenuity of the American people. And of course, that is strong, that is the foundation of our economy. So that was an unfair attack based on verbiage that John McCain used. Certainly, it is a mess, though.

Verbiage? Is she speaking Alaskan?

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Now that the hype about her is dying down, people are starting look past the glamour. They are hearing some familiar "verbiage" right out of the Bush doctrine. See everybody she does know what the Bush doctrine is.

Recent major polls show those that went to McCain after the convention bounce are moving back to Obama. He has 3-4 point lead in most of them.

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"the single most unqualified candidate for higher office in modern times"

That would be Barck Obama. Zero executive experience.

jwills - How come Obama doesn't have at least a 20 point lead over the old man?

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"Verbiage?" Sounds like Palin's hitting the dictionary for her material.

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Sarge,

If Obama is "the single most unqualified candidate for higher office in modern times", how come McCain doesn't have a lead over him?

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In all fairness...Gov. Palin IS acting presidential.

She's trying to suppress an investigation, is stone-walling when asked to provide information regarding her emails and can't even field softball questions.

So...yeah, she's acting presidential. Unfortunately, she's acting like (arguably) the worst one we've ever had.

Taka

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