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Old 09-02-2008, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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hahahahahaha

Sarah Palin is essentially the Mayor of San Jose. Oh wait, San Jose has 50% more people than Alaska.

Her experience is very limited at best and she most certainly is NOT the most qualified republican for the job. She isnt even really in the top 100.

But she does have a vagina and she is saved by the blood of Jesus so I guess that makes up for her utter lack of any real foreign policy experience and no experience whatsoever with national security and virtually no experience with economic issues most people can relate to.

Oh, and being next to the Hundreds of miles of icy nothingness that is Siberia is about as significant to Foreign Policy in 2008 as the Louisiana Purchase-sorry.
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:22 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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So what you're saying is that Sara Palin has more experience than John McCain? Do you realize how embarrasingly stupid these arguments are?
She certainly does. The embarrassingly stupid is the replies.
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:28 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Geez, do you understand what diversity means??? Or you think that having a bunch wild-never-seen-before creatures in a given state constitutes DIVERSITY.
We're seeing that in liberal lala land diversity translates to African-American. To other, more broadminded people, it encompasses a wide range of people from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds.
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:29 AM
 
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Ha! Great point.

I'm sure paully'll qualify his answer by using 'logic' to the effect of "McCain's abundant senatorial experience is better than the year and a half of gubernatorial experience Palin has, but Obama only has a few years in the Senate. He has no experience. Palin's tiny bit of executive experience far outweighs Obama's years of federal government and foreign policy experience."
Years matter. Obama has been in the U.S. senate four years, of which he was present about 143 days, and plenty of times didn't even vote when he was there.
Palin was governor 2 years, so we're essentially talking about a 2 year difference. At worst you can say there experience is equivalent. Which still makes the dems presidential candidate no more experience than the repubs vp candidate.
Let's assume you're an Obamatron and drink the kool aid, so the stance is Obama has more experience. Even if this was true it would be marginal at best since it's been one term half of which he's spent running for president.
So then the dem presidential candidate would have marginally more exp than the repubs vp candidate.
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
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either way...obama has none.

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People keep talking about Palin's executive experience, but exactly how *big* is Alaska's budget compared to, say, Florida's?
Also, I was a bit weirded out to read about Palin's Secessionist leanings, especially considering McCain's "Country First" theme. But who knows, maybe that perspective would bring something refreshing to her world view.
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:32 AM
 
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She certainly does. The embarrassingly stupid is the replies.
So....you'd rather have her be running for president and McCain be vice president ??
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
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Since when does being in the Senate count for any kind of experience?

Do you guys even know what a Senator does?
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:47 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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So....you'd rather have her be running for president and McCain be vice president ??
There's a long list of nominees I'd rather see at the top than McCain. . . .
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Missouri, USA
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I posted this in another thread:

Palin
B.S. in Journalism from the University of Idaho minored in Political Science
4 years on city council of Wasilla, Alaska (pop: ~8,471)
6 years as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska
1 year as chair of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
2 years as Governor of Alaska (pop: ~683,478)


Obama
B.A. in Political Science from Columbia University spec. International Relations
3 years as director of Developing Communities Project in Chicago
J.D. from Harvard
12 years teaching Constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School
8 years as senator of Chicago's 13th district (pop: ~781,037)
2005-Current US Senator of Illinois (pop: ~12,852,548)


I don't like either McCain or Obama; I think they are both tools. Let's just keep the bull**** at the door, k?
It's also noteworthy to point out that there were things I left out for both. Like Palin winning a Miss Wasilla beauty contest and Obama working for a law firm specializing in civil rights litigation and neighborhood economic development.
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
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You forgot to include these...

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I posted this in another thread:

Palin
B.S. in Journalism from the University of Idaho minored in Political Science
4 years on city council of Wasilla, Alaska (pop: ~8,471)
6 years as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska Changes made? Yes
1 year as chair of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
2 years as Governor of Alaska (pop: ~683,478) Changes made? Yes
80% Approval rating from her state.


Obama
B.A. in Political Science from Columbia University spec. International Relations
3 years as director of Developing Communities Project in Chicago
J.D. from Harvard
12 years teaching Constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School
8 years as senator of Chicago's 13th district (pop: ~781,037) Changes made? No!
2005-Current US Senator of Illinois (pop: ~12,852,548) Changes made? No!


I don't like either McCain or Obama; I think they are both tools. Let's just keep the bull**** at the door, k?
It's also noteworthy to point out that there were things I left out for both. Like Palin winning a Miss Wasilla beauty contest and Obama working for a law firm specializing in civil rights litigation and neighborhood economic development.
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