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The Caroline Kennedy Sarah Palin Comparison

December 21, 2008

(New York) The media has quickly picked up the story of Caroline Kennedy’s desire to become the next Senator from New York. With the appointment of Senator Hillary Clinton to be the next Secretary of State for President-Elect Obama’s administration Governor Patterson is set to appoint a replacement. Caroline Kennedy is the apparent front runner for that Senate seat.

There has been an outcry from all sides of the political spectrum regarding her lack of experience to do the job. There is a belief that she seems to be a front runner simply because of the Kennedy name. We have heard the same arguments used by the left against Sarah Palin now being used by the right against Caroline Kennedy. Let us make some proper comparisons.

Under the Constitution of the United States both candidates met qualification for their respective offices. Up against each other, Governor Palin has undoubtedly more political experience. There is the feeling that both of these women were appointed instead of elected. One could make the case that Governor Palin had done more to earn the job of Vice President than Caroline Kennedy had done to earn the job as Senator.

If one were to look at these factors then there should have undoubtedly been no questions regarding Sarah Palin’s qualifications for the job. We learn however that these are not the only factors, we are missing the most important one. (more…)

Ted Stevens Trailing…

November 13, 2008

Alaska what on god’s green earth has gotten into you?75292042CS020_SENATORS_ATTE

You try to pawn off Sarah Palin, thanks but no thanks. Now you’re close to re-electing Ted Stevens, a convicted felon as a senator?

7 Felony counts, but Country First!

Thankfully 125,019 of you have some semblance of wits about you.  Unfortunately 125,016 do not. Correct, Democrat Mark Begich, the two-term mayor of Anchorage is winning the recount by three votes.

Alaska, if you vote in Ted Stevens again. Someone who is probably insane, and somewhat senile then I will have lost hope for that state.

If Ted Stevens is elected other senators said they would vote to expel him. If he is expelled then Sarah Palin said she would be interested in serving in the senate.

When my namesake fought so that Americans can have fair and just representation in government. We did not see career politicians or half witted people appealing to people’s most base instincts playing on their fear running for office and winning. This is a shame and a mockery of democracy.

Alaska, don’t let this republic die.

DO NOT ELECT TED STEVENS, please.

Republicans angry at Palin

October 29, 2008

So it seems in the waning days of this race to the White House Republicans are split over what should happen to Sarah Palin if they fail to capture the White House.

This is a debate which is getting public at times as we’re hearing from her aides saying “she is going rogue.” “A civil war that is simmering will break out into the open if McCain loses, and the party will have to decide what they want to be in the post-Reagan world,” said Gloria Borger, a political analyst for CNN.

Governor Sarah Palin

Governor Sarah Palin

Now some out there may say, this is just the Democrats trying to spread vicious rumors and pick apart the Republican party. I ask you to just look at Palin rallies and McCain rallies. John McCain is not filling up the places he’s speaking at. This is the man who is the Republican choice for the White House and that is not at all a good sign when his VP is getting more people than him.

When John McCain was asked about problems with his running mate he said “when two mavericks join up, we don’t agree on everything, but that’s a lot of fun.”

We’ve been hearing McCain aides calling her a “diva” and describing her as “going rogue” A top republican David Frum who worked in the Bush White House said “There are many ways to lose a presidential election. John McCain is losing in a way that threatens to take the entire Republican Party down with him.”

Frum goes on to say

Gov. Sarah Palin connected with neither independents nor women. She did, however, ignite the Republican base, which has come to support her passionately. And so, in this last month, the McCain campaign has Palinized itself to make the most of its last asset. To fire up the Republican base, the McCain team has hit at Barack Obama as an alien, a radical and a socialist.

Sure enough, the base has responded. After months and months of wan enthusiasm among Republicans, these last weeks have at last energized the core of the party. But there’s a downside: The very same campaign strategy that has belatedly mobilized the Republican core has alienated and offended the great national middle, which was the only place where the 2008 election could have been won.

It seems the Republican party has finally gone over the edge. If the Republican party nominates her for a future run, she will get all of the Republican base, I guarantee it. She might destroy others in the primaries, however when facing independents and democrats even moderate republicans would rather stay at home than vote for the extremist candidate.

Saturday Night Live: Sarah Palin RAP

October 22, 2008

Sarah Palin Rap

What do you think of it?

Biden vs. Palin – Vice Presidential Debate

October 3, 2008

So the debate is over. Let’s start taking it apart peice by piece.

I have fact checks, and highlights.

Did Joe Biden have a gaffe? Surprisingly, no!

It seems that Sarah Palin was the attack dog tonight. She came out swinging when she pointed out that Joe Biden said Barack Obama was not ready to be commander in chief. Again quoting him saying he’d be willing to run with John McCain.

She attacked him when she stated Barack Obama voted against funding for our troops (without a time table) to which Joe counter punched by saying that John McCain himself had voted against funding for our troops. (with a time table) He went on to say John McCain was “dead wrong on the fundamental issues relating to the conduct of the war.”

When asked herself about Iraq she said she was from a team of “mavericks.” She said she along with John McCain were mavericks a lot. Last time I checked, she’s wasn’t a Maverick.

As for gaffes, well Sarah Palin twice referred to the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan as General McClellan. His name is David McKiernan.
It seemed for every punch Sarah Palin threw at the more experienced Joe Biden there was a counter punch which was stronger. Palin said Obama voted to raise taxes 94 times Biden said by that ideology McCain voted “477 times to raise taxes.”

On energy Biden said that in the last 10 years McCain had voted “20 times against funding alternative energy sources and thinks, I guess, the only answer is drill, drill, drill.” (more…)

Sarah Palin Charges Rape Victims for Rape Kits

September 15, 2008

From The Huffington Post:

 

In 2000, then-Governor Tony Knowles signed a bill in Alaska that ensured law enforcement around the state would pay for the processing of “Rape Kits” – forensics evidence collected in rape cases. Seemed common sense enough. Knowles noted, correctly, that we don’t charge robbery victims the cost of dusting for prints, so why would be charge rape victims the cost of gathering evidence to apprehend their assailant?

Except one little town objected, and had previously refused to foot the bill to solve rape cases – Wasilla, under Mayor Sarah Palin.

Reported the local paper, The Frontiersman, at the time:

While the Alaska State Troopers and most municipal police agencies have covered the cost of exams, which cost between $300 to $1,200 apiece, the Wasilla police department does charge the victims of sexual assault for the tests.

 

 Yes, yes, once again Sarah Palin has made news. How is she championing the rights of women? By making women who were raped purchase their own rape kits. God forbid the government pays for anything…

John McCain’s Acceptance Speech

September 7, 2008

This is definitely a video worth watching. Jon Stewart and the writers at TDS just nailed it.

Highlights from the RNC, including McCain’s acceptance speech. Which apparently has eerie appearances to George W. Bush’s 2000 speech.

Who would of thought those guys would of nominated a long time senator, purple heart winner from Vietnam, who married an Heiress. Someone who lost to Bush a few years ago. Sounds familiar.

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