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Old 08-29-2008, 01:41 PM   #21
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Default Re: McCain selects governor Palin as running mate.

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I think it is a strategic mistake, one of many the Republican election machine has made this cycle. Not that I don't like the person; from what I've read, she is quite honorable. But she is even less qualified than Obama.

4 years on the Wasilla (pop 5470) city council

6 years as mayor of Anchorage (pop 283,000)

1 1/2 years as governor of Alaska (pop 683,000)

This is essentially your local politician. Look at the people on your city council, or the mayor of your city, and imagine that person as president or vice-president. Imagine Scranton mayor Chris Dougherty as potential presidential material. An honorable man, certainly. But not a president.

So all of a sudden, the one thing that McCain could have hammered Obama on is no longer an issue; it is now the same for both tickets.

If you were already decided for McCain, then you'll like her. But if you are undecided, she isn't going to help him win. It doesn't make me (undecided) more likely to vote for him, it makes me less so. McCain goes down, and she's the Prez? I don't think I'd be real confident with that.

But yeah, she is really beautiful.

And not to mention daughters named after TV series characters Willow (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Piper (Charmed)

Stealth play for the crucial Wiccan vote?
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Old 08-29-2008, 02:02 PM   #22
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She is a pro-life, hunter .
@ irony. is that like a catch and release fisherman?

you would think there will be major backlash from the republican party for the selection of somebody so inexperienced. especially now that it defuses all the (now empty) rhetoric about obama. but i expect she will be embraced as a youthful champion of hope.

i am still awaiting the debates but this could be the dealbreaker already. im a bit disappointed in the party and the campaign and find it extrememly hypocritical. almost a flip flop in the grandest fashion. i can understand a flip flop on a position or stance. but to totally flip flop on the typecast (experienced w/ military background) of person chosen to possibly be the future president????

if elected i will be praying for the long lasting good health of mccain, cause if they ran against her in the primaries he would blow her out of the water. it wouldnt even be close. probably 10X worse than richardson got blown away on the democratic ticket, and he has FAR more experience than being a small state gov for a year and a half.

wow. can you imagine if she did find her way into the captains seat and the 2012 had her going up against hilary clinton? what a trip.

but it is exciting to see this history in the making. "one big step for alaska... one GIANT leap for the united states. no matter what there will be either a black man or a woman in the white house.

how far we have come in 100 years. wasnt too long ago neither could even vote.

oh yeah. and she is HOT.
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And not to mention daughters named after TV series characters Willow (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Piper (Charmed)

Stealth play for the crucial Wiccan vote?
ouch

i wonder if she believes in paganism and witchcraft? that wont go over well with the conservative Christians. especially since obamas name alone had people acting like he named his children Anton and LaVey.

so what have we learned so far? she is a walrus worshipper/ tusk harvester, who clubs baby seals, and believes in in witchcraft and paganism.
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A bold gamble and the latest stunner in an amazing election campaign. Gov Palin may be eminently qualified (who knows? - unlike other posters on this board who apparently follow Alaska politics closely and are confident of the brilliance of the pick I do not profess to have a clue) but on its face this pick seems to be pretty gender driven, which the GOP Amen Corner would be screaming about if the Dems made it..
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No she is an olive branch McCain is holding out to the far right. He was in danger of actually losing their votes, Palin will bring them back in line.
This will at least make this look like a conservative party again.
She was also my first choice, I'm glade he picked her.
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And not to mention daughters named after TV series characters Willow (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Piper (Charmed)

Stealth play for the crucial Wiccan vote?
Considering that one of her other kids is named "Bristol" after Bristol Bay, AK, I think the names were more influenced by Alaskan places/themes than TV characters. Willow (as in Willow, Alaska, or Willow Ptarmigan, the state bird) and Piper (as in Piper cub - bush planes are a vital mode of transportation up there due to a lack of roads).
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Default Re: McCain selects governor Palin as running mate.

Again; a strategic mistake. It takes the one thing that McCain had as his most powerful lure for undecided voters, Obama's inexperience, and it neutralizes it.

The Republican vice presidential candidate:

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Again; a strategic mistake. It takes the one thing that McCain had as his most powerful lure for undecided voters, Obama's inexperience, and it neutralizes it.

The Republican vice presidential candidate:



wow! she looks like an.... ummm..... "rockstar"????

dont vogue usually reserve its covers for the likes of paris hilton and britney spears? (i dont read the rag, but man does she have a nice set of.... principals)
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Default Re: McCain selects governor Palin as running mate.

It's a photochop.
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- good one!

darn, i was almost looking forward to that eye candy. not quite like the queen of jordan, but still...

EDIT- ahhh.... after further review im thinking a chopped eva longoria.
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Tony's vote is now decided.

Edit: Maybe not! LOL

nice one Mosca!

She was on Vogue, though, wasn't she?
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