Condoleezza Rice would have got both the black and the female vote linkage- but of course she doesn’t bring to the ticket the religious right, especially because of her unwillingness to drop her pro-choice views. Trig Palin’s mom secures that group, and they will vote.
Condoleeza Rice (deeply religious BTW) is rumoured to be ready to voice her endorsement of Barack Obama. Like Colin Powell already has. IMHO Rice is another weak and ineffective RINO. Palin is the real deal, and its not “the religious right” who are responsible for her 80-90% approval ratings in Alaska. Its the working middle class who are sick to death of having progressive political ideas shoved down their throat by a Democrat party dominated by the redistributionist far left and their unrelenting liberal media sycophants.
“In 2006, Sarah Palin became Alaska’s youngest and first woman governor after having earned a reputation as a determined and successful advocate of ethics reform in politics. In the primary, she defeated an incumbent Republican governor and then a former two-term Democratic governor.
During her first year in office, as reported by the Associated Press on May 10, she “distanced herself from the old guard, powerful members of the state GOP (and) stood up to the oil interests that hold great power in Alaska, and with bipartisan support in the statehouse, she won a tax increase on the oil companies’ profits.”
Last December, the mother of four children, Palin, four months pregnant, found she was going to have a child with Down syndrome, a condition characterized by moderate-to-severe mental retardation………
“Because of Palin’s reputation as a maverick, and her initial reduction of state spending (including pork-barrel spending), life-affirming Palin connects with voters and has been mentioned as a possible vice presidential running mate for John McCain.
She would be a decided asset — an independent Republican governor, a woman, a defender of life against the creeping culture of death and a fresh face in national politics, described in “the Almanac of National Politics” as “an avid hunter and fisher with a killer smile who wears designer glasses and heels, and hair like modern sculpture.”………”
This was a BRILLIANT tactical move by the Republicans. How many “conservatives” are there in the USA, that had no-one really representative of them on either ticket? (Hint: the USA is only a great nation because it has such a high proportion of conservatives). McCain’s biggest risk was these people staying at home on voting day.
I have always said I thought that the first Black President of the USA, and/or the first Woman President, will be a Republican. Sarah Palin is the perfect illustration of why I think this way. Nanny State liberal socialists are just too big a turn-off to too many of the population – yet women do tend to vote more on the basis of candidate gender than men do. (As do people of colour – but they do not have the same proportional impact). It is about time the Republicans worked this out and got the maths working in their favour, and as Redbaiter said on another thread, the National Party here in NZ desperately needs a Sarah Palin. I couldn’t agree more, Redbaiter – superb commentary and analysis all the way on that previous thread, by the way, take a bow.
This obsesion the left have with religion is pathetic bigoted crap.
They don’t seem to be able to help themselve’s from this pathalogical paranoia.
McCain has made a master stroke with this decision and all the left can say is the left wing equivalent of “she’s of the devil I tells ya”.
Just out from the distinguished political commentator Dick Morris:
SWEET PICK! KUDOS TO MCCAIN FOR CHOOSING SARAH PALIN FOR HIS VP
“McCain has reached for the stars and grabbed one. On a recent cruise to Alaska, I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with Sarah Palin. She is brilliant and articulate and, in Alaska politics, is a breath of fresh air as an alternative to their corruption epitomized by Alaska Republican Senator Ted Stevens. Now Obama, who has spent two years preventing a woman from being president, will spend two months preventing one from becoming vice president — and hopes to do so with women votes. The entire premise of the Democratic convention was the fungibility of Bush and McCain. Now McCain has vividly demonstrated the difference. Sarah Palin is no Dick Cheney!”
radar Obama started his presidential cmpaign after 12 months in office. Even he said that if he wanted to be president he’d need to start running from the moment he took office. Odly he said he wouldn’t that, then did.
Palin has been at it since 1992. Shes running for VP with a presidential candidate who waved Noah off on his first rafting trip.
Its a chilling commentary on America politics that Palin has more experience of private business and direct executive experience than all that of the other three candidates combined and is the only candidate with direct links to blue collar America. Remarkably she’s the only one of the candidates who can be considered “outdoorsy” and comes from outside of the born to rule oligarchy that is the background of all the others.
Whether McCain made the right choice can be argued, but from where I sit she’s the only candidate that remotely resembles and represents the vast majority of Americans and the immensity of the North American continent.
Nobody outside of Alaska knows this hussy, and it is obviously a sop to the disaffected women in the Democratic Party who wanted Clinton in. This is what McCain is saying:
“So here is your choice, Hillary supporters: Vote for a candidate who beat yours fair and square, or , because I know you are just cynical femonazis, vote for me and I’ll airlift a woman in to be my sidekick.”
“I will wait patiently (probably forever) for all the conservaties who argued that Obama was too inexperienced to be President to say the same thing about Palin”
Because she isn’t standing for President dipshit. Also because she has plenty of experience with five years of executive government before Obama even entered the Senate.
Always amuses me how the supporters of the ‘worker’s party” will go for effete elitists like Barack Obama who’s never had a real job in his life (community organiser for communist groups) and his Ivy League lawyer spouse, over a down to earth person like Sarah Palin, who has worked on fishing boats, can fly a float plane, and has a husband who works on oil production platforms and is a member of the Steel worker’s Union.
“I will wait patiently (probably forever) for all the conservaties who argued that Obama was too inexperienced to be President to say the same thing about Palin. Something tells me they won’t, though.”
They won’t. Because Palin isn’t running for President (hint: VP stands for vice-president ) and Obama has spent exactly 140 days in the senate–Palin has actually been running a huge state and managing (very well) a multi-billion dollar resources expansion program.
She’s exposed corruption–even within Republican ranks–and faced down Big Oil.
Obama has given a few speeches.
She’d chew up the big-eared little boy and spit out the pieces.
To all. Did anyone else notice a certain similarity between the Obama speech and a Nuremburg Rally … fake Gothic columns (at least they were real at Nuremburg); messiah haranging from on high; chanting faithful on que. Gobbels take a bow.
Palin appears to be an awesome candidate. Very exciting times. The McCain campaign now has a lethal combination of experience and “history” on its side. For those voters looking for a historic first they can now have the best of both worlds. It may be shallow when thinking about respective policy decisions and the power that the President will have but I sense that having Palin on the ticket brings some of the excitement factor to the McCain campaign that Obama had in spades (not saying that is a good reason to vote but politics is a strange business).
The Obama camp are going to have to be very careful painting her as inexperienced. Firstly she is the only one of the four with political executive experience as a Governor and, of course, this simply highlights the fact that their top guy is a first term senator. What was Hilary Clinton’s quote? Something about McCain had the experience and the gravitas to be President, Obama had a speech he gave in 2002.
The donks will be on a hiding to nothing in the VP debates. Biden will be expected to win, pariticularly on foreign affairs, but who really cares? The McCain ticket owns foreign affairs and if Biden does too well it will just show up his boss.
The DNC has just had their convention but (in the US media at least – Stuff has nothing and NZHerald has a series of Obama articles on their respective front pages) McCain seems to be setting the talking agenda.
The hypocrisy of the Obama campaign would be staggering if it was anyone else but the far left. Obama runs on the idea of change, and rejecting the Washington beltway status quo. So who does he pick as VP but Joe Biden, one of the old guard he professes to reject. Instead its John McCain who picks the Washington outsider, and suddenly all the people supporting Obama’s change strategy are saying Sarah Palin is the wrong pick. Gross hypocrisy.
Another funny thing: Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton, who today are enthusiastically supporting Obama as the best choice for President were only a few weeks ago saying he would be dangerous in the role due to his lack of experience. Now all of a sudden lack of experience is only an issue where Sarah Palin is concerned. As I said, anyone but the left and such stark examples of hypocrisy and irrationality would be surprising. When political power is at stake, they’ll do and say anything.
Now hear this! Now hear this! Incoming Intellectual Left wing attack.
“So here is your choice, Hillary supporters: Vote for a candidate who beat yours fair and square, or , because I know you are just cynical femonazis, vote for me and I’ll airlift a woman in to be my sidekick.”
In other words, the Left that so lovingly crafted certain themes as weapons to use against Republicans – have suddenly started turning those weapons on eachother inside the big tent of the Democratic Party – and the Republicans will try to take advantage of that.
Funnily enough another great left-wing intellectual – Maureen Dowd in the NYT – made a similar comment some time ago:
“People will have to choose which of America’s sins are greater, and which stain will have to be removed first. Is misogyny worse than racism, or is racism worse than misogyny?
Tough choice for Democrats – perhaps less so for the rest of America.
Powell has repeatedly and sternly denied that he will endorse Obama. Where did you see it reported that Rice was considering it?
Re the Palin pick, I love this from Noemie Emery at the Weekly Standard entitled
WHAT PALIN DOES
“1. Steps on the story of Obama’s speech (and convention), and possibly the bounce coming from them, and wipes them off the news cycle. The Sunday news shows will be all-Palin, all of the time.
2. Sends Republicans into their convention on a huge head of steam.
3. Wipes out the image of McCain as the crotchety elder and brings back that of the fly-boy and gambler, which is much more appealing, and the genuine person.
4. Revs up the base AND excites independents, which no one else in the party, or perhaps in the world, could have accomplished.
5. Puts youth, change, and history on both of the tickets.
6. May detach some young people, especially women.
7. May attach some women pissed off about Hillary.
8. As a pro-life super-achiever, puts feminists in a tizzy.
9. Revives some of the double-edged nature of the Democratic primary, which featured a black vs. a
female trail-blazer, and put both sides on notice on sensitivity issues. Democrats used to raising charges of racism against Obama’s critics may face charges of sexism and/or condescension if they try to diss her.
10. Steps on Obama’s claims to have been a reformer, as he reformed nothing (much less the corrupt mare’s nest of Chicago arrangements), while she was a dragon-slayer up in Alaska.
11. As a mother of five, one a Down Syndrome baby, helps her side take on the Democrats on abortion extremism and the Born Alive bill.
12. Reignites the deep and unhealed stresses inside the Democrats, some of whom will now wonder more loudly than ever why they didn’t pick Hillary.
13. Counters Michelle in a way Cindy couldn’t.
14. Counter-intuitively, makes the issue of Obama’s light resume more potent than ever. Her lack of experience is no more than his is. And he’s–to use a term from Alaska, and the Iditarod–their lead dog.”
Smart move by McCain, gives him all those voters who vote by their religious
values rather than on issues.
Wonder how Palin will go against Vlad the impaler also known as Putin if McCain
snuffs it six months into his term.
At least all those bitter old women democrats who are past child bearing age will
have some where to go.
Hmm, wonder why the yanks have not put troops into Georgia to chuck those
Russians out ?
After all they do have WMDs, so need a regime change.
I don’t know why I bother to respond to the likes of Redbaiter and his sidekick Murray, but here goes.
“Because she isn’t standing for President dipshit. Also because she has plenty of experience with five years of executive government before Obama even entered the Senate.”
Thanks for clearing that up. It may surprise you to read this, but in general the person chosen to be the running mate normally is someone qualified to be President if the actual President should die (ie Kennedy) or resign (ie Nixon). Does that help? You may pretent that there is a vast difference between the two positions, but I think you do this only because it serves your narrow worldview, ie Republicans = good, Democrats = evil. And she has been governor of Alaska for one and a half years. Get your facts right. Froth all you like, but please at least don’t lie.
“Palin has been at it since 1992. Shes running for VP with a presidential candidate who waved Noah off on his first rafting trip.
At what? So the Republican ticket is a man old enough to have been in the Old Testament and a former beauty queen who Redbaiter believes is fit for the office because she can fly a plane. A winning ticket if ever I’ve seen one.
Radar- I’ll say it: Trig Palin’s mother is too inexperienced to be President, which is probably why she didn’t run to be President. The vice president is the President of the Senate, and casts tiebreaker votes in that chamber but has no executive powers whatsoever.
Nelson Mandela was 76 when he first assumed office. I don’t know if you said then that he was too old- did you?
“I don’t know why I bother to respond to the likes of Redbaiter and his sidekick Murray, but here goes.”
Neither do I, because in every case your responses aren’t worth pig’s excrement. In fact I don’t even know why you come here with your cowardly smears and empty assertions, statements you can never back up and examples of blind political bigotry.
“in general the person chosen to be the running mate normally is someone qualified to be President if the actual President should die (ie Kennedy) or resign (ie Nixon). ”
So what’s Obama going to do if Joe Biden dies or doesn’t that logic fit with your dull and shallow attempts to malign the Republicans you simpleton?
“Froth all you like, but please at least don’t lie.”
I’m not lying and if you had even average comprehension skills you’d know that. I said she had five years of executive government experience (as a councillor and later Mayor of Wasilla city) prior to Obama entering the senate, not that she’s been governor for five years.
“Redbaiter believes is fit for the office because she can fly a plane”
A deliberate misrepresentation. I never said anything like that. I was attempting to highlight the left’s hypocrisy in posing as the party of the working class whilst simultaneously preferring elitist Ivy Leaguers to down to earth people as their leaders. Once again, your crippled and infantile comprehension skills make it evident that when it comes to debate, you’re a complete and utter waste of time.
You’ll come back with some off topic crap of course, but the truth is in all points you’re seriously wrong, and if you possessed even the slightest degree of integrity you’d apologise for your allegations of lying. (Don’t bother tho, from a time wasting twit like you it would be worthless. Like everything else you post here. Just go away- take your worthless assertions elsewhere, and stop wasting everyone’s time.)
“Redbaiter- Powell has repeatedly and sternly denied that he will endorse Obama. Where did you see it reported that Rice was considering it?”
I had not heard/ read that Powell has denied that he will endorse Obama. I have read transcripts (CNN I think) wherein he has been pretty fulsome in praise of Obama and like Condi Rice, has said he/she has not decided who to vote for yet. I see there is some confusion about this due to a prediction from Bill Kristol that resulted in a lot of sources have reported it as having happened. I’m quite ready to be corrected on the issue. Nevertheless, if the reports are true that neither Condi Rice or Powell are prepared to state inequivocally that they’re voting Republican, its not a good look.
radar, phil, charlie tan
What has Obama and Biden ever run? Nothing – being a legislator is never the same as being a CEO (of a city or State). Biden sat on Senate Committees where he is one of 18 votes and then one of 100 votes in the Senate. Obama when a State Senator in IL broke the record for not voting or voting “present” to avoid doing precisely what legislators are elected to do – vote on issues. Obama of course broke with that wimpish tradition when repeatedly voted against the IL version of the Infant Born Alive Protection Act – an extremist stance that was different from all in the Federal Congress and almost all State legislators nationwide. Of course there was one failed Foundation he did run – the Annenberg Foundation – a left wing education lobby group that tried to get Chicago High Schools to buy into their Marxist education methods. Despite telling the Philadelphia Democrat debate that Bill Ayers, the unrepentant prominent member of the Weather Underground terror organisation that bombed the Capitol and the Pentagon, was “just someone in his neighbourhood that he doesn’t associate with”, it appears that Obama and Ayers sat on this board together for some years up until 2002 and AFTER Ayers was published in the New York Times (on 9/11/01) saying that he wished he did more.
Obama has spent almost all his time in the US Senate running for President and never once held a committee hearing on the war in Afganistan because of his busy campaign schedule.
Now I’ll take Sarah Palin cutting property taxes in Wasilla, AK; dealing to the corruption in the AK GOP AND the Oil and Gas Commission and governing AK with the highest gubernatorial approval rating in America over Barack Obama’s community activism with the corrupt ACORN (convicted of frequent voter fraud in multiple states) and on a failed socialist foundation with radical Marxist terrorists as fellow board members any day of the week!
“Now I’ll take Sarah Palin cutting property taxes in Wasilla, AK; dealing to the corruption in the AK GOP AND the Oil and Gas Commission and governing AK with the highest gubernatorial approval rating in America over Barack Obama’s community activism with the corrupt ACORN (convicted of frequent voter fraud in multiple states) and on a failed socialist foundation with radical Marxist terrorists as fellow board members any day of the week!”
How was one individual, let alone a woman, able to do all that without recrimination. where did she get the research and all the dirt. who was selling out to her. why was she the only person able to do it in recent times. Who questions her ‘abilities’
Shouldn’t there be a lot of people in the White House afraid of her. she’s like a one woman FBI.
I would also submit she’s been instructed to wear glasses and not contacts to keep her professional image intact.
Without them, she would look absolutely smoking hot.
McCains vetting team spent plenty of time with her and they did all the backgrounding. He spent as much personal face to face time with her over the issue of VP vetting as he spent with any of the others. It is the job of the vetting team to do all the background work.
Democrat political operatives would say that about any GOP pick – they are talking to a reporter and so its all spin. You obviously haven’t spent much time inside a campaign or spent time on the road in the presence of the media during a campaign. You assume everything is on the record and you are always careful to spin things your party’s way. But go ahead and clutch at that straw.
You still haven’t answered my question. Apart from the radical Annenberg Foundation, what has Obama actually run?
If Redbaiter isn’t the angriest man in the NZ blogosphere I don’t know who is.
Palin was mayor of a town of 9,000 people. I would hardly call that “Executive experience”. All the people who said Obama was unqualified and inexperienced are defending Palin’s inexperience. McCain first sat down with her yesterday. This is a desperate pick by a desperate man. She was hardly chosen on merit.
Come on people, McCain is much better for NZ than Obama, if McCain’s people comes looking for troops our politicians will just tell him , sorry but due to domestic politics we cannot help because the majority of the punters believe that McCain is the mark two version of Bush.
Of course the Nats will need to keep Power locked up when McCain attempts to
take democracy to Iran.
You are Obama’s champion so lets see you write down in your hallmark abbreviated form (with all the …. you want) precisely what he has actually run like a city, county, state, company. The Harvard Law review doesn’t count.
Palin runs America’s largest state (by size) – the only state bordering two foreign countries along with the largest oil reserves. She is the most popular governor in the country. Reagan was a two term popular governor of the largest state (by population) and Bush was also a popular two term governor of the 2nd largest state (also by population and size). Um – and Obama ran/governed ……
This woman will never do, how can anyone run for office that isn’t a lesbian, waiting for that two bob drone male sperm donor that believes socialism will save his sorry arse, God who threw the rules out the window. Fancy a woman that fancys a man, is nothing right in this world anymore.:-)
Did they at last define what the meaning of “is” is?
But to give an answer that your question does not deserve – no. Nor did I take any notice of the rest of the palaver from The Triumph Of The Hope. And I will also be ignoring the upcoming Republican squawk-fest.
Which is entirely preferable to you apparently missing the entire Democratic primary exercise in rawness, the Clinton presidency’s exercise in dissembling, Politics 101 lessons on keeping enemies closer than friends, and the last thirty years of feminism.
I must say that your use of the word “hussy” was quite revealing, given that over the last four days your living room probably rang to orgasmic cries of “Yes, We Can”. Oddly enough, that was the election theme of another thoroughly flawed peacock of overweening ambition – you seem to have a weakness for these characters.
But while I’m sure you replaced the couch, carpets and TV after the last such event, you might want to hold off for a few more days this time, since they’ll soon be covered in spit and bile.
“If Redbaiter isn’t the angriest man in the NZ blogosphere I don’t know who is. ”
I’m the most patient man in the blogosphere, using my valuable time to respond to your worthless posts- one idiotic and rationally devoid pronouncement after another. Not satisfied with making an idiot of yourself twice, you come back for thirds.
“Palin was mayor of a town of 9,000 people. I would hardly call that “Executive experience”.”
What a halfwit like you might call it hardly matters. To rational people its executive experience, and combined with all of the other executive experience on various state administrative bodies, and her achievements in defeating the Republican candidate, big oil cronyists and stamping out corruption in the Alaskan government, she makes Obama look like a kindergarten teacher. ..and that’s leaving aside her considerable personal accomplishments.
“All the people who said Obama was unqualified and inexperienced are defending Palin’s inexperience.”
Sad whining little dipshit. “all the people” who said Obama was unqualified and inexperienced included Joe Biden and most of the Clinton faction of the Democrat Party. (and they’re still saying it). Whatever hapless smears you keep repeating, Sarah Palin’s experience eclipses the dawdling non achiever Obama who has nothing on his resume other than 140 days as a senator and a few years as a “Community Organiser” for shonky left wing groups existing on others people’s money.
“This is a desperate pick by a desperate man.”
“She was hardly chosen on merit.”
She was, but if you want to use that as the criterion, where’s Obama’s merit?? Now come back with more pointless waffle and cowardly smears loser. Same old same old. The best advertisement yet for the theory that leftism is a mental disease.
Poor Philu, you are the voice of a true socialist. So please tell me how Wussell Norman can be a co leader in the Melons when he has no mandate, this good lady has people that back her by a vote, you should take note.
Yes Philu atleast the good folks of wasilla wanted her. How many of the good folks in the Melons wanted Wussell. I just love your belief in democracy. Whats wrong with being a town counciller? .You deserve the big H phil you are always going on about how the little man has no hope against the system, get over yourself.
So Philu what do you hope for your life, town counciller?, political advisor?, Melon know it all?, family man?, father?. I would have to say that atleast in the USA you can be anyone and try for the top.I would say that in this little backwater it’s getting harder. So what would be the perfect leader, not 2 young, not 2 old, not 2 black, not 2 white, not 2 gay, not 2 happy?????. Good try Philu but Taumaranui is 3 hours and ten pubs from the farm gate.
“Can anyone seriously imagine this woman being Commander in Chief?”
In the first place, she’s the VP for chrissakes. She’s isn’t going to be the CIC. Secondly, why do you guys keep asking these questions when (whether you like him or not), the only alternative is the non-achieving never been anywhere or done anything slippery all facade no substance Obama?? The jibbering idiot who says Iran is no threat to world peace? The appeasement moron who says he wants to talk to that little dirt bag tyrant Ahmadinejad without any pre-conditions? The naive peacenik dipshit who wants to downsize the US’s military and nuclear capabilities while China and Russia are building theirs up? Can you imagine him being CIC?? The narcissist who went to the gym rather than visit wounded soldiers. For chrissake, get some perspective and stop ranting on and on with the same old faulty logic. Jesus H Christ on a bike.
Catch you later Philu, have to get some sleep, up in 5 hours and spend the next 6 or 7 hours working to pay for the Dear Leaders wealth redistrubtion and another 3 or 4 hours after that for the hell of it.
Obama–hope change future yes we can Obama messiah–yeah right! Somewhere in Chicago a community is missing an “organiser”
Palin — shriek! Someone call Al Gore before she blasts the shit out of a polar bear. How dare she run for VP! I mean she’s only the Governor of Alaska, its not like its as big or wealthy or as important as Arkansas. How dare she consider such a thing when she never got into Harvard on affirmative action, isn’t a dyke, likes babies and doesn’t kill them when they don’t measure up in the chromosome stakes; worse she has a husband who works at exploiting Gaia in big oil and commercial fishing how could she possibly relate to blue collar people? I mean she wears skirts and not pant suits and her teeth are fixed.
Get me Philu! Only his incisive mind can right this travesty. Oh what, hes been drinking his bong water and is unavailable…?
Philu …. I have to say that some of the personal attacks on you leave me slightly uncomfortable. I would much prefer that posters played the ball, not the man. But then you come up with the ascertain that McCain was a war criminal. Well, as a Vietnam Vet I take considerable exception to that. You and people of your ilk just don’t comprehend the fact that servicemen and women go to war at the direction of their Government. That war is a shitty thing and its meant to be.
If you want to blame someone blame the politicians.
Withdraw and apologise please … but I won’t hold my breath.
I would add to everything I have said here the following words of David Frum, who used to work for the Bush administration. No doubt Redbaiter will immediately attack him as some sort of rapid communist-lesbian-pinko-feminist-anarchist-leftist-muslim-elitist, but I thought his opinion was interesting none-the-less.
“The longer I think about it, the less well this selection sits with me. And I increasingly doubt that it will prove good politics. The Palin choice looks cynical. The wires are showing.
Here’s I fear the worst harm that may be done by this selection. The McCain campaign’s slogan is “country first.” It’s a good slogan, and it aptly describes John McCain, one of the most self-sacrificing, gallant, and honorable men ever to seek the presidency.
But question: If it were your decision, and you were putting your country first, would you put an untested small-town mayor a heartbeat away from the presidency?”
The question I asked was what has Obama run and you answered the Havard Law Review. This august institution comprises 90 part time editors and 3 full time staff. It is of course is light years away from anything remotely close to running the largest country in the free world and being its Commander in Chief. Of course you forgot to mention the Annenberg Challenge that unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers was instrumental in starting and that Obama chaired in the 1990s. The same Bill Ayers Obama claimed “lives in my neighbourhood but who I don’t associate with”. Recent examination of the Board minutes of the Annenberg Challenge reveal numerous meetings that Obama and Ayers attended together as they jointly pursued the leftist goals of this organisation.
Since you seem fixated on comparing Obama to Palin, Palin has run:
* The city of Wasilla
* The Alaskan Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (the largest in the US) – 3 Commissioners and 24 staff. She rooted out corruption on that board and faced down oil companies to get the best deal for Alaskans
* The State of Alaska – 25,000 equivalent full time employees with an annual payroll of $107 million
Ok Philu … I now break my rule. You are an arsehole and a shitty arsehole at that. So, by your twisted thinking every bomber pilot in history is also a war criminal. As for the allegations of collaboration. Good ‘leftie’ smear that even Palin hating Radar doesn’t buy into (see above).
Its people like you who convinced me that conservative politics was a cut above the lies, cant, hypocrisy and corruption so evident in your mob so I guess I have to thank you for that.
Sorry for the delay – holiday activities at the lake. The question I asked was “What has Obama actually run?”. Your answer – the Havard Law Review. Wow – what a perfect institution to prepare to run the world’s largest government and to be the Commander in Chief of the world’s largest economy and military. Last I looked the HLR had 90 part time editors on its staff (mostly practising lawyers) and THREE full time office staff. Of course you neglected to mention the Annenberg Challenge in Chicago that Obama actually chaired in the 1990s – and his fellow board member – yes the unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers. Minutes of the Annenberg Board recently reviewed reveal numerous Board meetings attended by both Obama and Ayers as they looked for ways to pursue this organisations left wing agenda. Of course Obama’s recollection of his association with Ayers was deceitfully described as being “someone who lives in my neighbourhood with whom I don’t spend any time”
You seem somewhat fixated on what Palin has run vs Obama limiting your description to her mayoral stint at Wasilla, AK. You of course neglected to mentioned that she has also run/runs:
* A very successful commercial fishing operation
* The Alaskan State Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (largest in the US in terms of oil/gas volumes administered) – she not only ran it, she cleaned up all its corruption and faced down the oil companies to get a better deal for all Alaskans
* The State of Alaska with 25,000 full time equivalent employees and a payroll of $107 million! Of but of course running a State pales in comparison to running the Harvard Law Review!
You asked what has John McCain run. He was the Commander of a US Navy Fighter Squadron. Typically there are 18 planes worth $500 million he was responsible for – 24 pilots and total support staff of 100.
Next questions – name one significant piece of Federal legislation Senator Obama has sponsored to the stage of Presidential signature and what Senate Committees he has chaired (you can only count the committees that have actually met as we know the one with responsibility for the war in Afganistan hasn’t met once because ….well Obama has been running for President since … well since he arrived in the Senate in 2005)
“But question: If it were your decision, and you were putting your country first, would you put an untested small-town mayor a heartbeat away from the presidency?””
Y’know I try hard to respect Mr. Farrar’s wishes and keep my postings here civil, but goddamn some of you idiots on the left make it difficult. Extremely difficult.
You just don’t get do you you sad uncomprehending moron?? Every time you attack Palin as being too inexperienced for VP, you shoot yourself in the foot because you’ve nominated a person of far less substance as candidate for the higher office of PRESIDENT. How could anyone with a brain not see this contradiction??? Post as much shit from as many similarly brain damaged leftist “commentators” as you like, it will never change that circumstance. Time waster.
I note, as I’m sure most others reading this blog have, that you, once again, fail to address the facts that I posted. Labelling them talking points doesn’t render them false. Please enlighten the readers as to the inaccuracies contained in my last post.
Oh and please answer the questions about Sen Obama’s successful legislation sponsored and chairmanships since arriving in the US Senate. Inquiring minds want to know. Surely Kos has given you enough talking points on this subject since your own blog when it covers matters American consists of regurgitated material from lefty blogs in the US.
“Y’know I try hard to respect Mr. Farrar’s wishes and keep my postings here civil, but goddamn some of you idiots on the left make it difficult. Extremely difficult.”
Redbaiter, that was not my quote you attacked. It was David Frum, former employee of the Bush administration. I believe you just called David Frum a “brain damaged leftist “commentator”. Oh my goodness. Compared to Redbaiter and his sidekick that chickenhawk Murray, everyone is a communist! Even former employees of the Bush administration!
You really do have shit for brains. I am well aware of that fact. I know well who Frum is, (even if he’s fresh news to a narrow little political ignoramus like yourself), and he was making the point that someone like Pawlenty may have been a better choice than Palin. Not Barack Obama. That is a fair comment to make. Pawlenty would have been a good alternative to Palin, but IMHO, Palin was the better choice given she is an antidote to long term upper level Republican political complacency. However Frum was not saying Barack was the better choice, as you so dishonestly attempted to imply. Go away pathetic time waster. Always groping for some way to restore your shattered self esteem, and failing every time.