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Sarah Palin on ‘Troopergate’

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Posted on Aug 29, 2008
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In post-Nixonian American politics, you’re nobody unless you’re associated with a scandal replete with shadowy intrigue and danger and commonly referred to in the press with the suffix -gate. Good thing John McCain’s VP pick, Sarah Palin, comes equipped with her own: Troopergate.

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By boggs, August 30, 2008 at 8:13 pm Link to this comment

Was this his idea to look ‘original’ while he adopted and followed the neo-con agendas.
And the “Straight Talk Express”, what a hoot! Most people recognize this as a gag.
He is a fumbling old man, who is fighting off senility by keeping someone nearby who can correct his little guffaws.
Just the thought of the little bimbo from Alaska having to take over our National Security and answer that three o’clock phone call, just scares the hell out of me.

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By Robert Castle, August 30, 2008 at 6:24 pm Link to this comment
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McCain’s offer and Palin’s acceptance of the vice presidential candidacy is an unequivocal exhibition of the contempt the Republicon Party has for our intelligence and how little they care for our welfare and security.  Figuratively speaking, they gave us the finger.  The election of that pair would be akin to a death sentence, having your doctor tell you that you had a terminal disease and a short time to live.

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By Blackspeare, August 30, 2008 at 5:23 pm Link to this comment

Like the French say; the more things change the more they stay the same.  Mondale, in an effort to breathe life into his campaign selected Ferraro as his running mate.  Here we are a few decades later and its déjà vu all over again!  But maybe this time the gambit will succeed.  Ferraro was no looker, but for the undecided male and lesbian voters always go with the beauty queen——it’ll be a more titillating regime!!!!

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By Purple Girl, August 30, 2008 at 4:55 pm Link to this comment

She’s an insult to women, esp women who have worked their whole lives to be in High positions in Gov’t. While they were trying to not get driven out by the ‘Good Ol’Boys’Club, Palin was driving her kids to Hockey.
Why should I praise a woman with five children, one less then 6 months and with disabilities who has chosen the 2nd most demanding Job In the Federal Gov’t.Which one will she be more dedicated to?Should she have even accepted the offer,considering the demands of having such a child?What kind of mom puts her aspiration over her duty to her infant? If all her kids were at least older, this would not concern me- but being VP, at this time and having a newborn with limitations?
She doesn’t impress me as an eligible candidate for the position, and she causes me serious doubts about her Parental skills & committment. Having babies are great, but you have to care for them after you’ve ‘not murdered’ them TOO!
Please Mac and his Puppet masters have no clue about women, and obviously they don’t care to find out more. How patronizing and insulting- mayor of 8,000, Govonor of 600,000 for 18 months, in the land of snow, fishing and Oil.what does she know about Industry & manufacturing, aka ‘The Rust Belt’
What does she really bring to the table besides Windowdressing.

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By Blackspeare, August 30, 2008 at 3:51 pm Link to this comment

Troopergate-Whatevergate.  What’s the sense of having political power if you can’t use it for personal purposes.  That’s the whole game——once you achieve political domination you then take care of your adversaries.  Anyway——never mess with the female of the species!!!

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By wildflower, August 30, 2008 at 11:47 am Link to this comment

But if there is truly no problem, why doesn’t the Palin administration just release the PSEA emails and phone logs being requested?  According to Alaskan blogger Andrew Halcro, there are eleven different emails involved that seem to contradict Palin’s denials about being involved.

Palin lying about Bailey’s phone call
http://www.andrewhalcro.com/palin_lying_about_baileys_phone_call

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By rage, August 30, 2008 at 11:21 am Link to this comment
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From Straightjacket Regress to the Perp-Walk Express, hopefully by October 31, 2008!

Perp-walking this lovely VEEP hopeful is the perfect October surprise!

Fortunately for Amerika, Joe Biden already knows exactly what the VEEP does!

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By wildflower, August 30, 2008 at 7:12 am Link to this comment

McCain should at least rename his old bus. With Troopergate on board, the Straight Talk Express no longer applies.

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