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Posted on Sep 2, 2008
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Here’s the hopeful commercial the McCain campaign recently released to introduce Sarah Palin to voters around the country, featuring a hopeful soundtrack and bittersweet reminders of a more hopeful time in the McCain presidential campaign—as in, five days ago—when Palin was really, really new to McCain too!

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By Richard H. Serlin, September 3, 2008 at 5:45 pm Link to this comment

From the New York Times, “she [Palin] was a member for two years in the 1990s of the Alaska Independence Party, which has at times sought a vote on whether the state should secede” (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/02/us/politics/02vetting.html?hp)

Could you imagine what the Republican machine would say if the Democratic vice presidential candidate were a member for two years of a Party which has at times sought a vote on whether a state should secede!

They call you unpatriotic if you don’t wear a flag lapel pin everyday, even though the trust fund babies like Bush who the party loves rarely if ever do anything hard for their country, and even though the vast majority of hard working Americans who are willing to do hard things for their country don’t wear a flag pin everyday.

Yet not a peep out of them when their vice presidential candidate was for two years a member of a Party which at times sought a vote on whether a state should secede. If this were a Democratic candidate for the vice-presidency, with a 72 year old running mate who’s had Melanoma, they would be screaming about treason and how the country is at risk.

Add: Just look at what is says on the Alaska Independence Party website (http://www.akip.org/):

  The Alaskan Independence Party’s goal is the vote we were entitled to in 1958, one choice from among the following four alternatives:

      1) Remain a Territory.
      2) Become a separate and Independent Nation.
      3) Accept Commonwealth status.
      4) Become a State.

  The call for this vote is in furtherance of the dream of the Alaskan Independence Party’s founding father, Joe Vogler, which was for Alaskans to achieve independence under a minimal government…


The Republican machine would be going insane if this were the Democratic candidate for the vice-presidency, with a 72 year old running mate who’s had Melanoma. The propaganda mills would be running 24/7. They’d be calling the candidate a traitor, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they would pressure the state’s U.S. attorneys to go after him or her. It’s breathtaking the hypocrisy.

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By r greneveld, September 3, 2008 at 10:26 am Link to this comment
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mccain choice for vp has more expierence after one day as govenor than obama has as a ” community organizer…” a communtiy organizer is a mule who goes door to door to try to get you to vote.. and this guy is on the top of the dmeocratic ticket ?? the libs are really nervous . they don’t attack mccaim his vp so they tried her daughter and that isn’t working now its the daughters boy friend.. you can always tell the true demos its personal attack   personal attack   personal attack that way they don’t have to talk about issues. did any of you obama backers read the book series ” LEFT BEHIND ” ?  if so does the name CARPATHIA RING A BELL

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By WARIS SHERE, September 3, 2008 at 9:24 am Link to this comment
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John McCain’s cynical choice of Sarah Palin to be his Vice - President has created a dilemma for many women across the land. Palin was picked simply because she happens to be a woman and will appeal to the Republican’s conservative evangelical base. It will certainly raise eyebrows among the evangelical base and will undoubtedly get into deep trouble among “family values” voters. Sarah Palin’s lack of national experience, especially in the area of foreign policy will play a vital role when she will be running with a 72-year-old John McCain who has suffered several bouts of a deadly cancer. New York Times Editorial rightly points out that, “Mr. McCain
and his aides did almost no due diligence before choosing Ms. Palin, raising serious questions about his management skills. The fact that Ms. Palin’s 17-year-old daughter is pregnant is irrelevant to her candidacy. There are, however, very seriousquestions about her political past and her ideology. If Mr. McCain wanted to break with his party’s past and choose the Republicans’ first female vice presidential candidate, there are a number of politicians out there with far greater experience and stature than Ms. Palin, who has been in Alaska’s
Statehouse for less than two years.” I fully endorse New York Times Editorial when it states, ”
For Mr. McCain to go on claiming that Mr. Obama has too little experience to be president after
almost three years in the United States Senate is laughable now that he has announced that someone with no national or foreign policy experience is qualified to replace him, if necessary. John McCain’s hurdles are substantial. That record includes the disastrous war in Iraq, a ballooning deficit, the mortgage crisis — and the list goes on”.

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By reason, September 3, 2008 at 5:41 am Link to this comment

It’s obvious; the republican party is now trying to use gender as a device to garner votes from women who supported Hillary Clinton. This is not something new from the republican party, it is more of the same “feed them cake” mindset. Palin and McCain are nothing more than a couple of twitching puppets being used by republican bosses in hopes of securing another four years of policies that have left our country a mess and the American people broke. Gender, race and socio-economic status are just tools the republican party use to manipulate the important issues facing the country.
One day I hope to see a worthwhile woman nominee who will run on her abilities while leaving the fact she is a woman out of the equation. If a party promotes a nominee because they are black, a woman, or of a particular economic status, they are pandering to those who are by definition, bigots.

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By moineau, September 3, 2008 at 5:29 am Link to this comment

washington post reports today that, with her line-item veto, sarah palin slashed funding for teen moms in alaska. whew-boy! now that’s the compassionate conservatism we’ve come to know and love.

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