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Palin’s Crowd Doesn’t Have Time for McCain

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Posted on Sep 18, 2008
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Radio Iowa has a great play-by-play of a McCain-Palin rally in Cedar Rapids. With the “Top Gun” soundtrack heralding the arrival of the ticket (seriously), the crowd was pumped—for Sarah Palin. A casual poll before the rally suggested that Palin was the event’s star, and that sentiment was backed up when the audience started filing out five minutes into McCain’s speech.

(h/t Political Wire)

Radio Iowa:

The Top Gun soundtrack began playing just about the time McCain’s plane arrived.  Shortly after 11 o’clock (an hour late), McCain and Palin took the stage as the Garth Brooks song “Standing Outside the Fire” played and the crowd cheered.

“We want Sarah,” the crowd began chanting as Palin said, “Thank you,” to begin the rally.

[...] I look up, about five minutes into McCain’s address and see a steady stream of people walking out of the rally.  They just came to see Palin apparently.

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By Inherit The Wind, September 20, 2008 at 8:23 pm Link to this comment

Tomcat, September 18 at 6:00 pm #
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Would vote for that ticket in a second if it was Palin/McCain instead of McCain/Palin.


So instead you’re debating if you should vote for Obama/Biden or McCain/Palin????

C’mon! Who do you think you’re kidding? If you think Sarah Palin would make a BETTER president than McCain, then it’s clear you wouldn’t vote for Obama if you knew the world was going to blow up if he didn’t get your vote!

However, if you’re thinking of staying home or voting for Ron Paul or Bob Barr, do that instead, please!

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By purplewolf, September 19, 2008 at 8:29 am Link to this comment


The link below will take you to the television ad from Defenders of Wildlife showing one of the aerial wolf kills encouraged by Sarah.

After all the wolves are killed, she will go after the poor, the sinners and others she considers losers in her view of her narrow minded world.

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By Leefeller, September 19, 2008 at 8:20 am Link to this comment

If Palin/McCain win, torture will be used on all the people all the time, is it only me? I have to run out of the room when she speaks, her voice destroys sound waves or something, is she the secret of the new crowd control thing the military has developed? Is she a real person?

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By thebeerdoctor, September 19, 2008 at 7:44 am Link to this comment

Some people claim that Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska has a poor environmental record because she wants to remove the polar bear from the endangered species list. Others point out her enthusiastic promotion of shooting down critters using an airplane, furthering this cause by offering $150 bounty, with proof of a foreleg. Still others don’t like it when the fundamentally righteous woman talks about “slaying salmon”.
But one thing they can not deny about Governor Palin. She will always defend against an unfair attack of the verbiage. Verbiages everywhere can rejoice.
I am the beer doctor and I approved this message.

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By Thomas Billis, September 19, 2008 at 1:05 am Link to this comment

Palin McCain is what it should be.She far more represents the insanity of the Republican party than McCain does.She is the right wing Christy idealogue that the party faithful crave for.They do not need houses.They do not need pensions.They do not need jobs.They need a right wing nut to tell them to pray and everything is going to be alright.Seems to have worked out pretty good with the current nut job in the White House.

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By Tomcat, September 18, 2008 at 7:00 pm Link to this comment
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Would vote for that ticket in a second if it was Palin/McCain instead of McCain/Palin.

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By Big B, September 18, 2008 at 6:19 pm Link to this comment

Has anybody else noticed how much gov Sarah sounds just like the school secretary from “Ferris Beullers Day Off?”

She thinks John McCain is a real rightous dude!

I know, none of this will be funny if the joke ends up on us!

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By Marc Schlee, September 18, 2008 at 5:09 pm Link to this comment
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She’s the high school TILF figure for a lot of men and the strong woman archetype to many women. 

Too bad she’s a spooky hayseed.



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By Leefeller, September 18, 2008 at 4:04 pm Link to this comment

Have you hard the latest one, she said “Palin/McCain”  administration” They should use her voce for sleep depravation torture it would be much less humane and quicker than water boarding.

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