Barack Obama in New Hampshire September 12, 2008
This thread is posted in it’s entirety with the written permission of the author, Melinda Donahey.
Some “Little Facts” About Sarah Palin
By Melinda Donahey
The American public has less than 60 days to judge Sarah Palin’s fitness for high office, dangerous risk-taking indeed when as vice-president she would be next in line to a 72-year-old man who has had bouts with melanoma, whose father and grandfather both died younger than he is now, and who, as a former prisoner-of-war, confronts the likelihood of a shorter-than-average lifespan.
Palin has been kept under extremely tight wraps since her nomination. Reporters can’t ask her questions directly, and she never appears on the campaign trail unless accompanied by John McCain or delivers a speech that isn’t written for her.
Though Palin is a virtual stranger to most Americans, McCain campaign aide Rick Davis is indifferent to the public’s right to know anything unscripted about her policy views, stating “We’re going to do what’s in our best interests to try to win the election.” Apparently, the best interests of the electorate don’t figure into the equation.
Press reports about Palin pour forth, but no one has put all the information together in a coherent whole, as this article attempts to do.
Meanwhile, the McCain campaign complains loudly that Palin has been maligned by the media in a sexist manner, and should be judged by the same standard as male politicians seeking the highest offices in the land. Fair enough.
Let’s see exactly how well she’s actually performed as mayor and governor of Alaska. And since she seeks a position with awesome responsibility in the most diverse, complex, multi-faceted superpower in history, a country with over 300 million citizens–let’s see how the size and complexity of her previous responsibilities compare to the job she seeks.
This video is from the primary and I thought I would re-post it because the song is catchy and we need to get excited again.
It’s getting closer and closer to the general election and I will be busy volunteering for the Obama campaign so I might not be posting as much. I’ve been given the assignment of “data coordinator” which sounds like an important name but it’s just a title with a lot of work to do.
There is still a lot of work to do and the Obama campaign needs your help. Please consider volunteering. Even 1 hour/day or one or two evenings/week will be extremely helpful. Maybe you can help with voter registration on the weekend at a public event or at the local college or maybe you can do phone banking or like me, become a “data coordinator” 🙂 . Every little bit helps.
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There is no stopping Governor Ed Rendell when he is on a mission. This is what he has to say about the Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin also known as the Republican Trojan Horse.
“She [claims to be] a reformer,” said the Pennsylvania Democrat. “And yet she is being investigated on the charge that she used her power as governor to fire someone who was going through a messy divorce with a relative of hers. Could you imagine if I was doing the same thing in Pennsylvania? You would be calling for my impeachment.”
“[The McCain camp] has tried to again obscure the facts about Gov. Palin. ‘She is a reformer and against earmarks.’ No she isn’t, when she was mayor of that town she hired a lobbyist to get earmarks… ‘She was against the bridge to nowhere.’ No she wasn’t. She was for the bridge to nowhere first… She is a budget balancer. But she left the town in greater debt then when she became mayor, so she is not a budget balancer.”
“I like her,” Rendell concluded. “She is a good person, she has tremendous potential but in no way shape or form is she ready to be president of the United States.”
“First of all, let me say it should be embarrassing for the Republican ticket that Rick Davis, Sen. McCain’s campaign manager, said ‘this election is not about issues.’ Good lord, with all the challenges facing America it has to be about issues…They don’t want to talk about issues because when the truth comes out about issues the American people will favor Sen. Obama tremendously.”
Read the complete story at Huffinton Post.
Then it’s Bill Maher…
Now before anyone starts attacking me (and you know who you are) for writing in support of Hillary Clinton, be sure to read Politics is Politics first. I was disappointed in Hillary Clinton’s attacks during the primary season. Since then, Hillary and I have “kissed and made up”, so to speak. What I did learn about Hillary is that she is very good at standing up for her principles and Americans. I liked and respected Hillary Clinton before the primaries and I still like and respect Hillary Clinton. If you want to attack me, please be sure to include a link to this site when you do it. Publicity will help spread the truth about Sarah Palin and John McCain.
Now that that is out of the way, I want to address the real issues. Last week, John McCain was pressured by his Republican handlers to choose an ultra conservative, right wing female to be his running mate. McCain’s first choice was Joe Lieberman and he also seriously considered Tom Ridge. But John McCain, no longer the maverick, folded his hand, adjusted his “Party” hat, and gave into the right wing, neocon Republicans that control him. All you moderate Republicans can forget about “the maverick” because “the maverick” threw away his deck of cards and packed up his guns and he won’t be back. It’s all right wing, Evangelicals all the way until election day and then if he wins, it will be more of Bush and Cheney years.
There are various reasons why someone will support and vote the Obama/Biden ticket. A mother of five, a life long Republican, is taking this election very seriously and she took a long, hard look at all the candidates. She did her homework by researching each one’s position on issues and she watched both the Democratic and Republican conventions paying particular attention to the speeches presented by the nominees for Vice President and President. A letter that she composed was posted on My2Buck$ . This is a very thoughtful and objective letter. It’s long and well worth reading. John McCain and Sarah Palin are losing the moderate Republicans.
- A new language has been discovered. It is known as Palinguage. and it comes with its own dictionary. You will enjoy learning this new language. It has only been recently discovered. Do feel free to add more words to this language as it is still in the developmental phase.
- Oh Sarah Palin, did you not think that you would make enemies as you stepped on everyone while climbing to the top? Lyda Green, Republican State Senate President (AK) had this to say about Governor Palin.
- “She’s not prepared to be governor. How can she be prepared to be vice president or president?” said Green, a Republican from Palin’s hometown of Wasilla. “Look at what she’s done to this state. What would she do to the nation?”
- Senator Joe Biden was on Talk of the Nation this past Sunday. He was asked about the Iraq war and he had this to say. What is happening now in Iraq is exactly what he suggested two years ago… the formation of a confederation of States. He also said that President Bush is now working on a deal with the Iraqis that would set time lines for the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq, just like Barack Obama’s plan. Then Joe Biden went on to say that John McCain is the only one that wants to stay in Iraq indefinitely. So everyone knows that we need to get out of Iraq except John McCain and Sarah Palin. I’ve said it before and I will say it again. Poor John McCain is still fighting the Vietnam War. He never had closer.
- “Media man” John McCain is suddenly against the press. This is stupid because the press is the way to get free publicity. Watch this if you don’t believe me. John McCain can’t take it. He was scheduled to appear on the Larry King show and after his campaign worker, Tucker, was asked a simple question and couldn’t answer it, John McCain said that he wouldn’t talk to Larry King. This is just like a child saying “I’m taking my toys and going home”. Grow up, John McCain. And you too, Sarah Palin. If you can’t take the heat, then get the hell out of the race. This is not about you. This is about America and the American people.
Is Sarah Palin a racist?
Did she really make racist remarks?
Does she use racial slurs when refering to the indigenous people of Alaska?
And why is it that Alaskans are afraid to speak up and identify themselves?
What really goes on in Alaskan politics?
Is Sarah Palin George Bush in a skirt?
Should John McCain trust her or should he watch his back?
Would Sarah Palin work across Party lines?
Would Sarah Palin build relationships with other nations or would she be another bully like George W Bush?
With each day, more and more of the truth about Sarah Palin becomes public. Read this…
My daily prayer is “Dear God, do not let Sarah Palin get elected to the office of the Vice President. Amen.”
UPDATE: After learning more about Sarah Palin, I realize that she is more like George Bush than Dick Cheney so I had to make some changes. Here’s an example of the cronyism in Alaska. Hum… sounds just like George W Bush and his sidekick Alberto Gonzalez.
JUNEAU, Alaska – Alaska’s investigation into whether Gov. Sarah Palin abused her power, a potentially damaging distraction for John McCain’s presidential campaign, ran into intensified resistance Tuesday when the attorney general said state employees would refuse to honor subpoenas in the case.
In a letter to state Sen. Hollis French, the Democrat overseeing the investigation, Republican Attorney General Talis Colberg asked that the subpoenas be withdrawn. He also said the employees would refuse to appear unless either the full state Senate or the entire Legislature votes to compel their testimony.
Colberg, who was appointed by Palin, said the employees are caught between their respect for the Legislature and their loyalty to the governor, who initially agreed to cooperate with the inquiry but has increasingly opposed it since McCain chose her as his running mate.
If Sarah and Todd Palin have nothing to hide, then they would cooperate. They would respect the law and not try to avoid the law. The Palins must think that the State Constitution in Alaska is nothing but a piece of paper. Sound familiar?
I’ve posted a little something about this earlier. This is what Sarah Palin supports. This is animal abuse, pure and simple and anyone that abuses and disrespects animals, will also abuse and disrespect humans. Our values are determined by how we treat the other creatures that share this planet with us.
How much is it worth? It’s all about money. Only the elitist rich people can afford to hire a plane and shoot animals that have no place to hide.
Watch this video… if you can stomach it.
Sarah Palin has no moral values. She only cares about herself, having power and controlling others. Shooting wolves from airplanes is certainly about control over others. Shame on you Sarah Palin.
From Freedom Rebel at TheZoo:
Conservationists are right to be outraged by this state-sponsored program. But they shouldn’t blame the citizens of Alaska, who have twice shown that they detest their state’s actions. They can and should, however, blame the state’s political leadership, which infuriatingly continues to refuse to put the public interest above that of the special interests—even when it means recklessly and arrogantly disregarding the scientific evidence, ethics and voter decisions, all at once.
Let’s make this video viral. Americans have the right to know about this animal cruelty. No real hunter would ever shoot an animal from an airplane.