Bush was elected and defeated McCain in 2000 based on his character smears and
also portaying himself as one of the guys. Repub spinters are taking the same
approach with Palin. Lets get her up in front of crowds with her charm and home
town Mayberry stories and also use her denigrate Obama in the same breath. We
had 8 years of this! can we afford 4 or 8 more?
@5:58 -Why would she need to go on a circuit? She can win without
Grimble | 5:00 p.m. ----"You give Palin too much credit by
suggesting she actually HAS any stances on foreign policy."Here's
Obama's stance on foreign policy, for the record:-- Sit down with
terrorists without preconditions.-- Pull troops from Iraq just
before victory."That's why she's in an undisclosed location right
now to cram for her V.P. debate with the very knowledgeable Biden -- as if she
were cramming for the SAT test."Biden might be knowledgeable but
his's often wrong."That's also why the McCain camp is openly
admitting that they are shielding her from the press."If she is
being shielded it's from the sharks of the liberal media who would like eat her
for lunch. "Also, I think it's important to note that it wasn't the
Democrats or liberals that brought Bristol into this, it was Palin's camp..."You guys are too funny. If Bristol were not brought out you would claim
Palin was hiding something.
agnostic @ 8:38 a.m. said: >>>>Out-of wedlock births are so cool! That is why
I'm voting for the out-of-wedlock party!
Mike Ridgway | 5:32 a.m. Sept. 7, 2008"Actually, no less a radical
feminist then Dr. Laura Schlessinger is suggesting that Sarah Palin come back
home to her kids who need a full-time parent in their lives, as a quick visit to
her web site will confirm."Dr. Laura is more wrong than right... on
any number of issues.
liberal media news programs. Well, you better beware of what you wish for. The
American people might just fall in love with the down home, no nonsence VP
No Palin on the Sunday morning news show circuit. Why are they keeping her
To "To: MEB | 4:40":You give Palin too much credit by suggesting she
actually HAS any stances on foreign policy. She just got her first passport in
2007 and has zero foreign policy experience and very little knowledge. That's
why she's in an undisclosed location right now to cram for her V.P. debate with
the very knowledgeable Biden -- as if she were cramming for the SAT test.
That's also why the McCain camp is openly admitting that they are shielding her
from the press.Also, I think it's important to note that it wasn't
the Democrats or liberals that brought Bristol into this, it was Palin's camp,
to circumvent a rumor brewing in a tabloid. It was Palin who decided to parade
Bristol and Levi around on stage, and thereby tell all our teens that teen
pregnancy aint all that bad and long as you preach family values loud enough.
What are Sarah Palin's strenghts? I am not sure what strengths you are speaking
of, so let me take a few guesses. Is it Sarah Palin's vision for a
homogenous chrtisan america, where all descent to her world view will be
considered not only anti-american, but satanic.Could it be her run
as mayor of wasila, where she introuduced wedge politics, and fired dedicated
public servants who had done nothing wrong. Could it be the fact
that she comes from one of the most politically corrupt states in the Union. Or, maybe it is her illogical stance on everything from foriegn policy,
to sex education.I really have no idea what her strenths, here are a
few that I thought you may have been talking about. By the way,congrats on
reading David McColough's "John Adams", what a stirring read written by a psuedo
The letter writer is suffering from a convenient loss of memory on this issue.
The argument of Sarah Palin's relationship with her family is arising from
within the Right Wing of the Republican Party.The only criticism is
that there is an obvious disconnect between the so-called core values of the
Republican Party and the situation in which they now find themselves. A culture
that heretofore argued that a mother have primary focus on children and family
now finds itself with a young mother who aspires to a political career. This adjustment will take her from the traditional, Republican-supported
role into a situation more in tune with Democrats who nominated a woman for VP
almost two decades ago.Oh, yes. The "barefoot and pregnant"
metaphor is more appropo to those reading this thread who believe a wife and
mother should remain at home regardless of financial circumstance. It certainly
is not the view of this writer.
The country "needs Sarah Palins strength and leadership"! Zingers do not
leadership make. Zingers are childish and devoid of seriousness. Now, on the
other hand, that voice could shatter the eardrums of an army of democrats. What
A lot of folks are giving credit to Gov Palin for being pro-life due in part to
the fact that her daughter will carry the baby to full term. If in fact Gov
Palin is getting credit for the positive decision of her daughter, then Gov
Palin should get the equal condemnation for the negative action of her daughter.
As it is unfair for Gov Palin to be blamed for her daughter getting
pregnant, it is also unfair for Gov Palin to receive credit for her daughter
deciding to have the baby. This decision does not necessarily prove that Gov
Palin is pro-life. Leave the daughter's decisions - all of them - out of any
judgment of Gov Palin.
Mike - I saw Dr. Laura's opposition to Palin's nomination the other day. While
I think Dr. Laura has done, and continues to do, great things, I don't agree
with Dr. Laura on several fronts. One of them is on the Sarah Palin issue. There are many substitutes for a mother in the home, but none is as good
as the real thing. Having a loving mother raise her kids has been shown in a
multitude of studies to have the most positive effect on children. That being said, there are times that our country needs the service of great
people. There have been many times in the past that great people have
sacrificed personal benefits and comfort for the greater good of the nation.
Was John Adams being a good dad when he accepted the assignment to be this
countries diplomat to France, and then later to England? It was hard on his
family to be without their father for years. It was hard on Abigail to be away
from her husband, and raise that family on her own, but it was for the greater
good.This country needs Sarah Palin's strength and leadership now.
I am voting Obama/Biden. She makes this choice even more correct for me.
Between the Palin's shotgun wedding reception on the stage of the GOP
convention, McCain's adultery, and his subsequent funding of his political
career with his mistress's beer money, the hypocrisy of the "Family Values"
party is turning into over-the-top self-parody.Meanwhile, on the
Democratic ticket you have two honorable husbands and fathers with families we
could all emulate.But because in Utah party partisanship trumps all
other values, IOKIYAR: It's Okay If You're A Republican.Can you
imagine if the democratic candidate had left his first wife for a beer heiress
half his age, and if his VP had paraded his pregnant teen daughter and her
baby-daddy around on stage? The Republicans would be wailing in a unison chorus
of moral outrage.Republicans appear to favor those who preach family
values the loudest over those who actually live them the fullest.
The party of "smaller government" is preaching to us? The same one that wants
to reach into the uterus, the bedroom, and bail out the corporations? Smaller
Sounds like you and Dr. Laura will be voting for Obama then. Did it every occur
to you that while Gov. Pallen is VP her husband might be the full time parent?
I'm glad you and Dr. L. know the governor's situation better than she does.
Out-of wedlock births are so cool! That is why I'm voting for the
What it means is that the Democrats know that they have no one on their ticket
that can speak to Americans about the American values of letting a baby live,
even if he isn't perfect, of letting a baby live, even if a family member made a
mistake, of firing the cook, because a family can handle the simple duties of
cooking, or of firing corrupt "public servants" because the citizens deserve
better. The Democrats have no one who can empathize with small town America,
with the heart and mind of America. The Democrats finally realized that Sarah
Palin stands for all those principles that Americans for generations have held
dear. The Democrats have finally learned that Americans don't want to hear the
huff and puff, the fluffy rhetoric from someone who wants to change America into
a socialist European or African country, but they want to be led by an American
with American values who lives the American life.
Your attempt at spin here shows a lack of effort.The reality is,
Palin simply shows the hypocrisy of the right-wing. They love to preach about
"family values" and speak to everyone else about having their house in order,
when in reality, they don't have control over their own households.What the GOP needs to understand is that words without conviction is just
empty rhetoric. Something that the OP should come to understand.
Actually, no less a radical feminist then Dr. Laura Schlessinger is suggesting
that Sarah Palin come back home to her kids who need a full-time parent in their
lives, as a quick visit to her web site will confirm.On this, I, a
conservative Utah Republican, (and Mormon, if it matters), must concur.Mike RidgwayFormer member, Utah Republican Party Executive Committee,
Central Committee, Salt Lake County Republican Party Executive Committee,
Central Committee, current Republican State and County Delegate.Salt Lake
Who is suggesting Sarah Palin stay home, barefoot and pregnant? She is the
Governor of Alaska, and I have not seen anyone, particular Obama, suggest she
should give that up.
And the party that is always judgmental toward others' morality simply turns
their head when it's one of "their people"
Us liberals are fine with women in the White House. We supported the Equal
Rights Amendment. We even like you stealing sexist and sexism from liberalism.
We were humored by the hypocrisy. In reality, we expect it. Watching
McCain get back at Mitt was wonderful!