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Old 08-30-2008, 12:59 AM
 
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Wow, Lindsey Graham is actually dumber than I thought. Palin is going to stand up to Putin... First someone is going to have to tell her who Putin is and what he does. I just hope that they find someone other than McCain to teacher, maybe someone who knows that Czechoslovakia, no longer exist or knows the difference between a Shia and a Sunni.

PS, they might try starting her and Graham off with someone easy like Medvedev.
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Old 08-30-2008, 04:29 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Now because you made this post several hours ago as I write this, maybe you already know that Palin is a hockey mom! Not to mention a crack shot as a lifetime NRA member.
Oh, my bad--she's a hockey mom! Now that we know that, she can stand up to Putin for sure!

But thanks for pointing out the classic reason independent voters aren't going to vote for her. People just don't know enough about her. Maybe she does have some foreign policy experience that nobody knows about--who knows? When you have a newcomer, you have to allow enough time for voters to know her and know how she'll deal with situations.

60 days is just not enough time for independent voters to feel comfortable that she can do the job.
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Old 08-30-2008, 06:13 AM
 
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Does Ted Stevens have a nuclear arsenal? Does Ted Stevens have a huge army on the march today?
But-but-but she knows how to do moose hunting! Putin's probably shaking in his boots.
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Old 08-30-2008, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Northglenn, Colorado
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But-but-but she knows how to do moose hunting! Putin's probably shaking in his boots.
you know absolutly nothing about her, and your ignorance is showing. Do a little research, this is a strong running mate for McCain. I actually wish she was the one running and he was her running mate. She is not afraid to stop on something she notices is wrong, even if it is within her own party

"Governor Murkowski appointed Palin Ethics Commissioner of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission,[19] where she served from 2003 to 2004 until resigning in protest over what she called the "lack of ethics" of fellow Alaskan Republican leaders, who ignored her whistleblowing complaints of legal violations and conflicts of interest.[20][3] After she resigned, she exposed the state Republican Party's chairman, Randy Ruedrich, one of her fellow Oil & Gas commissioners, who was accused of doing work for the party on public time, and supplying a lobbyist with a sensitive e-mail.[21] Palin filed formal complaints against both Ruedrich and former Alaska Attorney General Gregg Renkes, who both resigned; Ruedrich paid a record $12,000 fine.[3]"

she knows what she is doing, and will not take guff from anyone, even fellow republicans.

"Palin frequently had an approval rating above 90% in 2007.[25] A poll published by Hays Research on July 28, 2008 showed Palin's approval rating at 80%,[26] while another Ivan Moore poll showed it at 76%, a drop which the pollsters attributed to the controversial firing of Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan.[27]"

"She has challenged the state's Republican leaders, helping to launch a campaign by Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell to unseat U.S. Congressman Don Young[23] and publicly challenging Senator Ted Stevens to come clean about the federal investigation into his financial dealings.[24]"

"Palin has strongly promoted oil and natural gas resource development in Alaska,[30] and also helped pass a tax increase on oil company profits.[24][25] Palin has announced plans to create a new sub-cabinet group of advisors to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions within Alaska.[31"

wow, sounds like a REAL conservative to me, unlike our dear Bush and McCain
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Old 08-30-2008, 10:40 AM
 
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Oh, my bad--she's a hockey mom! Now that we know that, she can stand up to Putin for sure!

But thanks for pointing out the classic reason independent voters aren't going to vote for her. People just don't know enough about her. Maybe she does have some foreign policy experience that nobody knows about--who knows? When you have a newcomer, you have to allow enough time for voters to know her and know how she'll deal with situations.

60 days is just not enough time for independent voters to feel comfortable that she can do the job.
Well Alaska is almost a stone's throw across the Bering Strait from Siberia, so geographically I think Sarah Palin would be in a position to glean knowledge about Russia and its strongman Vladimir Putin.

Given a choice between Palin standing up to Putin, or Barack Obama standing up to him, well....I mean really..... I can just see Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn and Jeremiah Wright collectively telling Obama that Putin is 100 percent right, God D*mn America, and so on and so forth.
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Old 08-30-2008, 10:49 AM
 
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"Governor Murkowski appointed Palin Ethics Commissioner of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission,[19] where she served from 2003 to 2004 until resigning in protest over what she called the "lack of ethics" of fellow Alaskan Republican leaders, who ignored her whistleblowing complaints of legal violations and conflicts of interest.[20][3] After she resigned, she exposed the state Republican Party's chairman, Randy Ruedrich, one of her fellow Oil & Gas commissioners, who was accused of doing work for the party on public time, and supplying a lobbyist with a sensitive e-mail.[21] Palin filed formal complaints against both Ruedrich and former Alaska Attorney General Gregg Renkes, who both resigned; Ruedrich paid a record $12,000 fine.[3]"

Ok she took down some petty politicians in a tiny state. I give her kudos for her good work. Now tell me how that compares with meeting with the threat of the "evil empire" that Bush/Cheney/McCain insist are lurking in every corner. Explain how that translates to sitting as President of the Senate with people who have entrenched power? I am just so saddened that the many hard working, experienced Republican women and men were passed over.
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Old 08-30-2008, 10:52 AM
 
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Well Alaska is almost a stone's throw across the Bering Strait from Siberia, so geographically I think Sarah Palin would be in a position to glean knowledge about Russia and its strongman Vladimir Putin.

Given a choice between Palin standing up to Putin, or Barack Obama standing up to him, well....I mean really..... I can just see Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn and Jeremiah Wright collectively telling Obama that Putin is 100 percent right, God D*mn America, and so on and so forth.
Since Obama is a Senator from the State of Illinois, whose minor cities demand more attention than the entire State of Alaska, I think he has had far more experience standing with and up to powerful leadership than Palin. I just think you do not just pick any woman to be your running mate ,you pick one that is worthy of the American people's trust, we will see in November.
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Old 08-30-2008, 11:30 AM
 
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Obama had plenty of oppurtunity to go against the Chicago machine but he didn't. He is their puppet yet he talks about change and people are buying it and ignoring who he really is. Then again, the same people are still ignoring all the shady things the Clintons have done and are doing. All for the sake of pushing this country towards socialism.
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Old 08-30-2008, 11:45 AM
 
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What`s obama going to do to putin Call the un to deal with it yeah what has that done.Countries that hate us are glad these are our 2 choices but espically obama. He isn`t going to do anything just like bill clinton.
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Old 08-30-2008, 12:52 PM
 
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Since Obama is a Senator from the State of Illinois, whose minor cities demand more attention than the entire State of Alaska, I think he has had far more experience standing with and up to powerful leadership than Palin. I just think you do not just pick any woman to be your running mate ,you pick one that is worthy of the American people's trust, we will see in November.
Your argument is well-put, but I'm going to stoutly maintain that good judgment (which IMO Palin possesses and Obama sorely lacks) has to figure into the equation as well as experience. The city of Anchorage has close to 300,000 people, Palin has executive experience Obama lacks, and again I'm going to say McCain made an outstanding choice. I believe the upcoming days and weeks will show this to be true.
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