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  • Fredd said:
    Sept. 18, 2008 8:46 p.m.

    "I'm probably more well read then you."

    OK Fredd, if that's the case, I'm going to assume that was a typo. In any case, you're probably reading the wrong things. Expand your horizons.

  • RE: all liberals
    Sept. 18, 2008 6:30 p.m.

    Who has a lot foriegn policy experience?

    Who but the president with consultation of his cabinet make foriegn policy?

    IF every political office was based on experience virtually no one in the US could run.

    Boy, Am I glad the founding fathers had thwe wisdom to say government by the people not the lawyers, the rich, the professional politician ...

    One of our greatest Presidents ever, Lincoln, would have never been "Qualified" to serve.

    So lets choose leader by what most important: Wisdom, Judgement, Character, Mettle, Foresight, Responsible, hard working, integrity, willing to weild the big stick when necessary, willing to do the hard and/or unpopular thing, willing to Lead (not follow polls foriegn or domestic) this is not a Popularity job.

  • Fredd
    Sept. 18, 2008 5:26 p.m.

    Alex-Don't imply I get my info from Hannity. I'm probably more well read then you. What were his accomplishments? You are a supporter. You would think he would explain what he did. He attended elite schools his entire life. As far as student loans when Obamam worte his book their combined income was well over 6 figures. So believe what you want.

  • Fredd
    Sept. 18, 2008 4:04 p.m.

    Don't buy the myth. He was raised by his grand parents in Hawaii where he attended a prestigious prep school with the children of the other island elites. I'm not sure at which phase his mother may have been on food stamps, its honestly the first I heard of food stamps or student loans. I'll say this, a young black man who "has been accepted into schools based on his intelligence and ability" generally gets a scholarship to Columbia and Harvard. Especially 20 years ago. He says it was while his mother was in graduate school raising him and his sister as a single mom (two different fathers). That sounds like a choice to me. However his mother sent him to Hawaii before divorcing the second sperm donor. Where from the age of 10 he attended elite PRIVATE prep schools. John McCain certainly used his father/grandfather's influence to get in the academy, but he didn't use it to get out of the Hanoi Hilton. FYI, Michelle Obama claimed they had debt collectors calling them but won't release records of their debt to back it up. Just claims on the campaign trail to garner sympathy.

  • Alex
    Sept. 18, 2008 3:21 p.m.

    Fredd - Where is it "universally agreed" that he didn't accomplish much as a community organizer? The Sean Hannity Show? There's an opinion I REALLY trust...
    Obama's BA was in polysci, but he also went to Harvard Law where he became an attorney. "To Fredd 2:44" laid out the rest of it pretty well. If you're going to tell someone to stop "drinking the kool aide" (a Hannity favorite!), I'd recommend taking your own advice.

  • To Fredd
    Sept. 18, 2008 2:44 p.m.

    How in the world can you say that Obama was born with a silver spoon in his mouth? Aren't we talking about the child of a single-mom who once had to use food stamps? Aren't we talking about the man who still had student loans to pay off--up until a few years ago when the book he wrote became a best-seller and made it possible for him to pay them off.

    I think you must mean McCain. He's the one who was the son and grandson of Navy admirals, who used that influence to be accepted into the Naval Academy--unlike Obama who has been accepted into schools based on his intelligence and ability. Remember McCain is the one who married into money and used his wife's assets and connections to propel him into politics.

  • Fredd
    Sept. 18, 2008 1:54 p.m.

    Alex-Obama worked on Wall St for less then a year then he left and went to The New york Research Newsletter or some such research group for less then a year and then he bacame a "community organizer" where it is pretty universally agreed he didn't accomplish much. Obama has never been a member of the working class and uses his race to get you to think he's been trodden on by the "man" when in reality he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, went to the best PRIVATE schools and was handed job oportunities because of his education. His degree is in political science by the way. So don't drink the kool aide. The man is a wonderful orator but he is a far left ideologue and if that's your political belief you found your man. If you are moderate or conservative he offers nothing. Except change. The change you'll have left in your pocket when he expands all the social programs in Washington DC.

  • Agki
    Sept. 18, 2008 1:08 p.m.

    "So, when you say it's completely fare to focus on an incompetent or inexperienced person... Are you talking about Obama?"

    You mean "fair," I think. But, yes. I'm talking about anyone who appears incompetent. The problem is that no one has given us any objective data to show Obama is incompetent. All I have heard or read is a series of ad hominem invectives and unreferenced or outright wrong assertions. Examples include the allegations of the content of the sex education bill in Illinois, his tax program and how it would raise taxes on everyone (it won't), that he is a Muslim, and most blatant of all, the scurrilousness in the Corsi book "Obama Nation."

    Unlike Palin, he hasn't been accused of using his office to have former relatives deprived of their jobs or then fired the man's boss for not doing what she wanted (as well as giving two completely contradictory explanations of why he was fired). Add in the contradictory statements on the bridge episode, her lack of knowledge of Alaska's energy production, and her utterly hypocritical stand on sex education and you get a feel for why she's not good enough to be VPOTUS.

  • Mike
    Sept. 18, 2008 12:26 p.m.

    I'm voting for McCain-Palin BECAUSE of Palin.

    Talk about needing training wheels...consider the ObIden farce.

  • Mr. Irony
    Sept. 18, 2008 12:07 p.m.

    But she can see Russia from her house...

  • Alex
    Sept. 18, 2008 11:59 a.m.

    Fredd - Obama gave up a prestigious Wall Street job in order to be a community organizer, working with "the working class he claims to represent." I think he knows a thing or two about the working class and the struggles they face.

  • Re "Agki | 4:22 a.m."
    Sept. 18, 2008 11:55 a.m.

    So, when you say it's completely fare to focus on an incompetent or inexperienced person... Are you talking about Obama?

    We all know Lew Jepson is a hard-core Demorat operative. To think his opinion is anything more open-minded than something you would get from Limbaugh or Hannity is expecting too much.

    Of course he's going to attack Palin (with sexist comments or not). It's almost his duty!

  • Joe
    Sept. 18, 2008 11:15 a.m.

    After listening to Governor Palin, my only comment is: We do not need anybody in the Executive leadership speaking for God - Again.

  • Fredd
    Sept. 18, 2008 10:47 a.m.

    Sarah Palin first held elective office in 1992. Since then she has continuously been in elective office: City Council, Mayor, and Govenor or been on the most important regulatory board in the state, the Oil and gas commission where she made policy for a critical resource. Her foriegn policy credentials are weak. However to whomever criticized her religious views, aren't they about the same as Romney's? I think someone immersed in State and local governance would bring the "change" Obama is always talking about. Besides why is everyone comparing Palin to Obama? I grant you they are in a close tie for who has the most experience, but for sure the elitist (private prep school, Occidental, Colombia, Harvard) Obama is far removed from the working class he claims to represent. At least Sarah led her basketball team to a championship.

  • :-)
    Sept. 18, 2008 10:16 a.m.

    It's an affront to conservative women, Palin was picked. There are many conservative women who are sharper. They don't have the look McCain was seeking.

    Palin is more proof McCain is as poor at making decisions as he was in his S^L days.

    Conservatives know this: they are trying to make a silk purse out of a..... That's not PC. Sorry!

  • Old News
    Sept. 18, 2008 9:34 a.m.

    Sarah Palin is SO August 2008 news. We're bored with her now. Unless discussing her is being nostalgic. In that case, lets start a round of Yearning For Zion vs Texas. Ahhh... those were the days!

  • OK then...
    Sept. 18, 2008 8:39 a.m.

    Let's put it in non-sexist terms.

    Senator McCain has chosen for his running mate a person who is willfully ignorant of basic facts about American history, political systems and science that most high school kids know, has publicly stated a lack of knowledge about the function of the office of VP, believes in "end times" theology whereby nuclear Armageddon would precipitate Christ's return, and has demonstrated petty, secretive, and doctrinaire behaviors. This and many more examples of ineptitude give thinking people reason to wonder why on Earth McCain would foist such a short-sighted decision on us.

    If this is the caliber of decision making McCain offers, he's lost my vote.

  • I am woman
    Sept. 18, 2008 8:38 a.m.

    It is sexist to say, "because she is a WOMAN, she needs training wheels." Not "because she is INCOMPETENT she needs training wheels." Just because she is a woman does not mean we cannot judge her without being called sexist. Get it?

  • Re: Agki
    Sept. 18, 2008 8:34 a.m.

    There you go again with you liberal diatribe. Where is your evidence of incompetence? Let's see some specifics. 80% of the people in Alaska approve of her performance. I would hardly call that a sign of imcompetence.

  • agnositc
    Sept. 18, 2008 8:28 a.m.

    I love that the Republican party has embraced the word "sexist." Just don't as Palin any hard questions. It's "sexist."

  • So lets change the name!
    Sept. 18, 2008 8:22 a.m.

    Sarah is now sweet Sasha. (after all, she can 'see' russia from her vantage point!). Sasha is not qualified. Sasha has too many of his buddies working in high positions, with little or no experience or education. Sasha left a HUGE deficit and has lied to us on many occassions. Often about little and trival things. But, if you'll lie about the little things, the big thing?....
    Sasha is not ready for prime time. Feel better now?

  • Alex
    Sept. 18, 2008 8:07 a.m.

    Come on Agki! It's only bad when something negative is said about the Republican candidate! It's fair game when someone has a "D" next to their name.

  • Anonymous
    Sept. 18, 2008 8:00 a.m.

    Speaking of 'screeching axles', I finally heard Palin talk (I get most of my news in print) and even if I agreed with her positions, which I dont, I wouldnt vote for her because of her annoying voice. Can we really stand 4 years of that shrill voice? I cant.

  • Agki
    Sept. 18, 2008 4:22 a.m.

    It's hardly sexist to focus on an incompetent person and that's what the man did. It would be sexist to say all women need training wheels but not if the one incompetent is specifically identified no matter what sex. Is it sexist to say that Obama is not qualified to be POTUS? No, it ain't!