Sarah Palin? Ya know what? I don't vote for prom queens. I could care less about the gun stuff and if she wants a moose burger God bless her, but when it comes to my body? My Body My Choice and that pretty much somes it up. What she does with her body is her choice, but her choice shouldn't have to be my choice...if she made it to Vice President it would be a blow to things like Roe v. Wade .
And apparently perkey Governor Sarah has been up to some dirty political doings in Alaska? Something about a little ol' ethics investigation?
Monegan says he was pressured to fire cop (7/19/08)
PALIN'S EX-BROTHER-IN-LAW: Former commissioner says governor's husband, others asked him to investigate trooper Wooten.
By MEGAN HOLLAND
Published: July 19th, 2008 02:08 AM
Former Department of Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan on Friday said that since Gov. Sarah Palin took office, members of her administration and family pressured him to fire a Palmer Alaska State Trooper to whom her sister was involved in a bitter child custody battle.
Monegan said phone calls and questions from the Palin administration and the governor's husband, Todd Palin, about trooper Mike Wooten started shortly after Monegan was hired and continued up to one or two months ago.
I think John McCain used speed dating to pick his choice for Vice President. (Or he's letting little johnny in his pants choose?) Face it, McCain had might as well concede now. The handwriting and hairspray is on the wall. I assume Tina Fey will be playing her in the Lifetime made for TV movie?
Palin will appeal to religious right zealots who probably feel my blog and snarcasim is sinful (high praise if so)...I just hope there are still enough Americans out there with sense?
Now here's the funniest Palin thing I have seen yet and it comes from the Borowitz Report:
August 29, 2008
McCain: Obama Lacks Experience Running 5,000-Person Town in Alaska
Extolls Veep Pick's Qualifications
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz)used the announcement of his vice-presidential pick, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, to blast the experience of his Democratic rival, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill), arguing that Sen. Obama has never been the mayor of a 5,000-person town.
"The Presidency of the United States of America is the toughest job on the planet," Sen. McCain said. "And my friends, the best testing ground for that job is being the mayor of a 5,000-person town in Alaska."
Sen. McCain unleashed a savage attack on Sen. Obama, claiming that his Democratic opponent would be "at a loss" when faced with the challenges of running a 5000-person municipality in Alaska.
"Let's say a constituent calls you and says that a caribou has wandered onto his front lawn," he said. "My friends, Barack Obama wouldn't know what to do."
He used the hypothetical situation to draw a sharp contrast with his vice-presidential choice: "Sarah Palin would take out her gun and shoot the caribou."
Mr. McCain said that an understanding of foreign affairs, Congress, and other issues that a president has to deal with is "overrated," adding, "That's what Presidency for Dummies' is for."
While saying that her "vast experience" was the main reason he selected Gov. Palin, Sen. McCain said that she also had the other three qualifications he was looking for in a vice president: "She is pro-life, pro-drilling, and willing to housesit."
Here's what the Swamp is saying:
Posted August 30, 2008 7:00 AM
by Jill Zuckman
DAYTON, Ohio -- On his 72nd birthday, Sen. John McCain chose Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a little-known, tough-talking social conservative with corruption-fighting credentials, to be his running mate, rattling the dynamic of the presidential race.
Saying he has found "the right partner to help me stand up to those who value their privileges over their responsibilities," McCain introduced Palin, 44, the first female governor of Alaska, to a stadium filled with more than 12,000 exuberant voters Friday -- the largest crowd of his campaign.
She "knows what it's like to worry about mortgage payments and health care and the cost of gasoline and groceries," said McCain, who first met Palin in February. "And I am especially proud to say in the week we celebrate the anniversary of women's suffrage, ... a devoted wife and a mother of five."
With the surprise choice of Palin, McCain reached out to women voters, union members and people worried about the economy. He also reassured social conservatives and Evangelical voters with Palin's strong anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage stance.
But Bill Burton, a spokesman for Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama, derided the pick, as did Democratic lawmakers and liberal interest groups, many of whom issued statements calling Palin's selection "a Hail Mary pass" and a sign of "political panic."
Here's an Alaska Blog I will be following: Kodiak Konfidential - News Opinion Wild Speculation:Where an Alaskan curmudgeon turns his jaundiced eye to life,
politics and society in Kodiak and around the state.
Here is what some of my faves are sayin':
The phone was ringing off the hook at Chester County Republican headquarters Friday after Sen. John McCain announced his choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for vice president, county GOP officials report.
"We were swamped with telephone calls as soon as the announcement was made," Christine Thomas, executive director of the Republican Committee of Chester County, said in a written release. "This is a historic ticket. We received calls from Republicans, Democrats and Independents. The enthusiasm was amazing."
Uhhhh...Tony....you have lost me at "hello" on this one, and what did you expect to come out of the Chester County GOP home of Art "let the puppies die" Hershey?
PAWatercooler is being a little more circumspect...they are just putting it "out there"
Here and let's check out the New York Times:
Choice of Palin Is a Bold Move by McCain, With Risks
By PETER BAKER
Published: August 29, 2008
WASHINGTON — Senator John McCain spent the summer arguing that a 40-something candidate with four years in major office and no significant foreign policy experience was not ready to be president.
And then on Friday he picked as his running mate a 40-something candidate with two years in major office and no significant foreign policy experience.
The selection of Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska proved quintessentially McCain — daring, hazardous and defiantly off-message. He demonstrated that he would not get boxed in by convention as he sought to put a woman next in line to the presidency for the first time. Yet in making such an unabashed bid for supporters of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, he risked undercutting his central case against Senator Barack Obama.
“Here’s what I’m worried about,” said Ed Rogers, a Republican lobbyist and former aide to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush. “McCain had to protect his reputation as an opponent of status quo Washington. He had to pick someone with the shortest Washington résumé. He did that. He picked someone the right wing is going to be happy about. But it’s a gamble.”
“The question is,” Mr. Rogers continued, “what does it do to the argument that Obama’s not ready?”
Let's get real: McCain picked her because the old goat thinks he will be able to control her (doubtful), and because she comes from a part of the country up for grabs. Can we have religious right for breakfast, mommy dear, mommy dear? (With apologies to Supertramp...)