The Sarah Palin Thread (You can see Russia from this thread)

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  1. terry78

    terry78 I hanker fer a hunka cheese

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    So it's looking more and more like she is the definite veep candidate for McCain. I have never heard of the woman until this morning, and if you haven't as well, here are some fun facts below via Wiki.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Palin


    It's not official yet I assume, but will she make as much of a difference as Biden?


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  2. StorminNorman

    StorminNorman Well-Known Member

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    Considering Biden's pick reduced Obama's poll numbers, I am guessing she will have a better impact.
     
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  3. Mr Sparkle

    Mr Sparkle Well-Known Member

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    really? out of left field then.......I guess it would make sense for McCain to do something like this.
    "look there's a woman on my campaign!!!! look, look at her!" it was either a woman, or a crippled Nigerian kid.
    well, if it is, and she is indeed qualified for the job "yay" if it's just a PR move "boo"
     
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  4. kane9321

    kane9321 oakland's finest

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    she aint bad lookin either...I'd hit
     
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  5. SuperT

    SuperT Boom Shaka Laka

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    This woman has GOT too see that she is nothing more then a tool for the Republican party, I mean really. What is she thinking in the back of her head?

    This is a strong slap in the face to the women of America.
     
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    StorminNorman Well-Known Member

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    I love how incredibly sexist most are being about this pick :lmao:
     
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  7. kytrigger

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    I've hoped Palin would be the his VP pick for a while now but never honestly thought she would get past teh "initial consideration" portion. If this comes true, it'll actually help me vote for McCain personally. While I've been leaning towards him anyway, it has been a conflicted choice to say the least.
     
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  8. terry78

    terry78 I hanker fer a hunka cheese

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    I guess it all comes down to who ya wants to lead yer country...a negro or a broad. :o

    :p
     
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  9. Zen

    Zen Binary Oneness

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    whats the deal with palin firing the police officer or something Stormin? will it affect her at all?
     
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  10. StorminNorman

    StorminNorman Well-Known Member

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    The story seems to be having no traction - if it did, she wouldn't of been the pick. She has the support of most of Alaska on the "scandal".

    She has a long long record of tackling corruption and government waste - so I am not worried at all.
     
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  11. Franklin Richards

    Franklin Richards Well-Known Member

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    Or McCain just forgot.


    :thing: :doom: :thing:
     
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  12. Mr Sparkle

    Mr Sparkle Well-Known Member

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    don't you think it's more like being realistic?:huh:
    at least there was some indication that the democratic party had found their rockstar in Obama, and thus his nomination, or Clinton's for that matter, well, they we'rent really surprising.
    however, out of all the possible VP's thrown around for McCain Palin was never Mentioned, nor particularly prominent.
    you know if the roles were reversed and the democrats did this,you'd be questioning the hell out it right?
     
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  13. Raiden

    Raiden Wakanda Forever

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    Looks like McCain is going after the disillusioned Hillary voters with this pick.
     
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    I have a feeling that in the coming weeks, non-uber devoted Clintonite, feminist are going to rip her open like a Thanksgiving turkey in the middle of an orphanage filled with Starving Ethiopian children.:oldrazz::funny:
    :ikyn
     
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    SuBe Voluntaryist

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    Maybe She's thinking that Liberty is more important than Designated Classes. Just because she is a woman, doesn't mean she can't favor lower taxes, reduced spending, and individual freedoms. :whatever:
     
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  16. StorminNorman

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    No - I wouldn't be.

    Palin's record in Alaska IS impressive, she seems to be a warrior against corruption and has huge experience with the nation most pressing to the majority of the country: oil and energy.

    She ads youth and excitement to a ticket that desperately needed that.

    I think her gender was a factor - mainly because it limits Obama's attacks and message, but I don't think she is a token VP at all.

    Also - I have heard that Obama just released a message that basically states that McCain picking Palin is "more of the same"...I really really REALLY hope they keep that as their go-attack on Palin.
     
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  17. jaguarr

    jaguarr Be Your Own Hero

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    <Wesley Snipes>Always bet on black!</Wesley Snipes>

    Sorry...it was like an OCD thing and I HAD to type that in response. :(

    LMFAO! Jesus, man...what an image! :funny:

    jag
     
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  18. Franklin Richards

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    Bro's before Ho's!


    :thing: :doom: :thing:
     
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  19. X Knight

    X Knight Hope

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    wow!! I must say this pick was certainly........out of left field!!

    I thought McCain would pick Romeny or that Pawlenty guy.

    But......wow!! My only concern would be her somewhat lack of experience, as that slightly undercuts McCain's ( and my ) biggest attack against Obama.

    However, a counter to that would be that she's actually GOVERNOR of a state and was mayor before. So she does have some executive experience. She also seems to be strong on "core conservative principles" while still being somewhat of a maverick herself, fighting against corruption in politics. And she does seem to be a very strong and independent minded woman.

    Anyways.......as a young, male conservative....I must say this is TRULY AN HISTORIC CAMPAIGN!!!

    No matter which party wins, for the 1st time in history, we will have the 1st AFRICAN AMERICAN president in the whitehouse, or the 1st FEMALE vice president in the whitehouse.

    so.........truly historic indeed.......go McCain/ Palin!!!!
     
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  20. terry78

    terry78 I hanker fer a hunka cheese

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    Shia didn't play that in TF, so I don't know how we'll do. Now if she looked like Megan Fox, maybe.
     
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  21. Zen

    Zen Binary Oneness

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    Is palin a change candidate? does she represent a change from bush doctrine?
     
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  22. terry78

    terry78 I hanker fer a hunka cheese

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    A huntin', blue-collar politican who supports the war and has family there. Yeah, she is.
     
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  23. Mr Sparkle

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    I didn't say, or even imply that she didn't have positive aspects.
    as to the "youth and excitement" thing?:o if grandpa starts hanging out with your friends and talking about the new "rise against" record?
    guess what. he is still grandpa, so while you might be right I remain skeptical about this.
    if say John Edwards had gotten the nod from the dems, and people called him "more of the same" and weeks prior there was speculation of him picking Biden, hell Kerry (just as an example) and then he picked Bill Richardson.
    I would be like "waiiiiiiiit a minute....." wouldn't you? and Richardson is quite qualified.last I checked.
     
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  24. Raiden

    Raiden Wakanda Forever

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    Interesting that McCain picks someone for VP who isn't much more experienced than Obama.
     
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    Would you consider a politician who has made her mark in cutting government corruption and cutting government costs - including her own salary in some cases - a change from the Bush doctrine?
     
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