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John McCain to Sarah Palin: I Choose You!

John McCain to Sarah Palin: I Choose You!

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain chose Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his running mate at a campaign rally on Friday in Dayton, Ohio.

Governor Palin is a tough executive who has demonstrated during her time in office that she is ready to be president,” the McCain campaign said Friday. “Governor Palin has the record of reform and bipartisanship that others can only speak of. Her experience in shaking up the status quo is exactly what is needed in Washington today.”

This move will sure pick up a few of the Hillary Clinton voters!

Little known facts: Palin came in second place at the Miss Alaska pageant in 1984. The 44-year-old Idaho-native also is the mother of five children.

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  • tia

    well he can’t use experience against Obama anymore cause this chick has none

  • Mackenzie

    I feel sorry for her :( She’s such a pawn.

  • parisgirl

    So not subtle lol

  • eddie jones

    And obama can’t use the “change” thing anymore either since he picked a running mate that’s been in politics since obama was in diapers.

    Good for john mccain, picked a lovely vice president, she will serve us very well.






  • happy lol day

    A former beauty queen, well he is obviously using her but I hope she can handle it if they win the white house is no joke



  • Caring

    It is so obvious he picked her to try to get Hilary’s 18 million votes, but be for real, she is No Hillary! and she does not have the same beliefs of Hillary or the democratic party. I would not want to be used like that if I was her!!

  • wildflower509

    I just watched Sara Palin’s acceptance speech in Dayton, Ohio with Sen. John McCain. I was blown away by her no nonsence, for the people approach to government. Lara Croft is reborn in Sara Palin….the female terminator of DC come November! It’s not about empty promise of “Change” but the fact of “Reform” by Sara. This is one registered Democrat who is now voting Republican in Nov….our country needs them

  • the sad thing

    Is that most will vote for McCain “JUST” because he chose a woman. Not for changes to the economy or to end the war.

    America will go from terrible to worse if this man is elected.

  • Here’s The Deal

    This move will sure pick up a few of the Hillary Clinton voters!

    You bet. Which is EXACTLY why he picked her.

  • Caring

    #9…. stop trying to sway Democrats to vote republican, we all know you have always been a republican who does not care anything about middle class Americans and lower.

  • to tia

    first all the use of the word “chick” is both derogatory and demeaning. secondly, yes senator mccain can and will most certainly attack senator obama’s lack of experience. just as senator biden will attack governor palin’s lack there of. it’s a given. however, senator mccain has just given me; a supporter of hilary clinton, another very good reason to vote for him in november. mccain has done what obama failed to do; choose a woman for vice president.

  • WakeUpPeople

    God help us if McCain gets in office…we will soon be in line trying to get bread in order to eat!!

    Shame…he is using a woman to get votes. You could see on his face as he stood by her that she was not his first pick…such a shame!

    God help us if he wins!!

  • Sarah

    Actually, she has more experience than Obama. This was a very smart pick for McCain. She’s very smart and would make a great Vice President. God bless her and her family, especially her son who’s heading off to Iraq to serve. Semper Fi!

  • Here’s The Deal

    wildflower509 @ 08/29/2008 at 2:35 pm It’s not about empty promise of “Change” but the fact of “Reform” by Sara.

    The “fact” of Reform? Am I missing something here? What makes it a fact?

  • I like her

    I like her!! Finally a woman!! I was a little bit angry on Obama when he didn’t chose Hillary as his running mate! Well, I am still undecided on presidential candidate!

  • think about this

    I posed the same question when Hillary was running for president. Do the American people really think that the world is ready for the USA to have or would respect a female president or VP.

    I don’t think so. Especially since America is so in bed with China, Russia & Saudi. I think the minority male will be more widely accepted than the female as far as dealing with the chauvinist world leaders & negotiating. Yes, they deal with Condi but she is not the final decision maker, she is basically a mediator and reports back to the president.

  • ZK

    LOL!!!!!!!!!! No way they’ll pick up Hillary’s supporters……….this loser chick is anti-gay and against a woman’s right to choose. A real extreme-right-wing idiot, just the way the republicans like ‘em.

  • georgia


  • r.

    Not picking up this Hillary supporter. That’s for damn sure. Obama’s speech was right on last night and damn if anyone falls for this ridiculous ploy. She’s been a f*cking Mayor in a small town for most of her career. That doesn’t give her more experience in Washington than Obama.

  • Obama for Pres.

    OMG! Who is this woman from out of the woodwork?
    Do they have wood Alaska? lol.
    What a joke.

  • Obama for Pres.


  • to caring

    this is one democrat, a hillary supporter, who will vote as i choose , even if that vote is for mccain. for the record democrats are not stupid, nor are we sheep. where do obama supporters get the idea that those of us who supported hillary, helped raise money for her , etc are now automatically supposed to vote for obama. i do not think so.
    for my part, senator obama has lost this democrat’s vote. and i am not alone; other people i know who supported hillary feel the same way. you must understand, caring, that among many hillary supporters there is a great deal of anger directed towards obama that just will not go away.

  • woo

    Hilary supporters aren’t going to vote for McCain/Palin simply to have a female VP! Give them some credit, Jared. Women supported Hilary because of her stance on issues and her experience, not because she was born with a vagina.

  • Davey

    So McCain counters by choosing someone under investigation by their own state for abuse of power? Thanks Republicans.

  • el

    For those hillary supportes who are angry towards Obama, shame on you! Obama has done nothing but compete with Hillary Clinton just as Clinton did the same. And After hearing both Clintons speeches, I cannot believe you guys are still so anngry that you won’t even listen to the person you supported. This is exactly what Mccain wants to do by picking her. He hopes that it will further divide us and that women will go to him instead of Obama. I think HIllary supporters are a lot smarter than that. Prove me right, please..

  • Original jpf

    I’m extremely surprised she’s allowing herself to be used in the way she’s being used. When will it be learned that women are not a block vote? Also, the foreign policy deficency McCain has consistantly leveled on Obama apparently is a non issue in Palin’s case.

    This is gonna be good.


  • megan

    To: to tia: “first (of) all the use of the word “chick” is both derogatory and demeaning.” Well, I hope Palin doesn’t object to McCain calling her a c*nt like he did his own wife. This pick is so desperate and dumb it’s staggering. So women are going to vote for this corpse just b/c his VP pick is a woman? Please! This makes George Bush’s choice of Dan Quayle look frickin brilliant!

  • dean

    how old is McCain

  • Bella

    Ok, when I first found out who McCain chose as his running mate, I asked myself, “Who is Sarah Palin?” It is obvious that McCain has chosen her to try and entice Hillary supporters to go all republican. Now as a woman, I would flove to see another woman as president, even Vp. But that does mean I vote for any woman that comes along. Hell No!!! I am sorry McCain, but you must come better than that. What if the old far, whoops, I mean McCain has a heart attack or something? Is she really going to be able to assume the responsibility of Prez. ( that is if McCain wins the election)? And isn’t she being investigated by Alaskan authorities?

  • hm

    I’m sorry but any Hillary supporter who votes for McCain because of this you do your candidate a grave disservice. You supposedly voted for Hillary because you valued her experience and her principles. Palin is lacking in both those departments. She is against the minimum wage, against a woman’s right to choose, and against equal pay for equal work for women. That in no way represents Hillary voters and you should know better. Palin is no Hillary Clinton.

  • grocks

    Smart move by McCain to pick a woman! I am democrat & i just might vote Republican this year! I would of picked Obama if he chose Hillary.Obama is going to eat his words for not picking her ! She is the greatest.

  • ganymede30324

    Awesome! Experience and talent! Plus, she didn’t have to marry into her ‘accomplishments’, the way Hillary did.

  • darlene

    so happy about this

  • denise

    Obama/Biden ’08!!!!!

    Yes, we can!

  • tia

    trust me I have far more respect for her than McCain does

  • Original jpf

    # 15 Sarah @ 08/29/2008 at 2:40 pm Actually, she has more experience than Obama. This was a very smart pick for McCain. She’s very smart and would make a great Vice President. God bless her and her family, especially her son who’s heading off to Iraq to serve. Semper Fi!


    Explain her experience apart from being a Mayor of town of 9000, a Gov (Bush was Gov also so………..). I won’t ever diminish her accomplishments, but please don’t lets pretend she’s got a political resume under her belt that make Obama look as if his are nothing when we know that’s in no size shape or form the case. You insult a helluva lot of people who deserve your respect for their service to our country via their time in the senate, congress, state and local when you choose to suggest that the person who they support lacks what it takes just because you’re rooting for someone else. I don’t and won’t ever not honor McCain’s sacrifices just because I have every reason to believe he isn’t right for the job he seeks,.

    God not only bless her son but Biden’s too who’s also heading off Oct 3 to serve as well as McCain’s sons.


  • too dumb for words

    Wow, thats the best McCain can do?
    A former beauty queen. with almost no government experience to speak of.

    She went into office December 2007–people that was eight months ago. and now this old as dirt man thinks that by putting in a barbie doll hes goona fool hilary clinton voters to vote for her.
    He must really think Hilary clinton voters are total idiots that will vote for naything with a skirt.

    What a moronic move on his part. I can see it now.. his poor wife going into jealous tantrums..after all.. did she not once steal her hubby away from his former wife in her youthful days.

    This lady whover she is is nothing more than a token pawn…
    Ladies voters are much smarter than Mcain gives them credit for.

    We dont vote based on sexism we vote on experience and Hilary had plenty of it.. This women has nothing..
    Why not pick condoleeza Rice?

  • amanda

    I love the people who say she has more experience.18months as Govenor and before that mayor of a town with 8000 people. yes she is way more experienced. And if you vote for McCAin just because he chose a woman and you are still pissed about Hilary then you deserve to have your right to choice taken away…and believe they will take away your rights to choose. smart.

  • wow……….


  • Grace

    Palin is going to kick some butt. She is one tough cookie. She hates corruption. McCain made a good choice. This is real change. Palin was Mayor and she is now the Governor of Alaska. She has more executive experience than Obama. McCain did something Obama didn’t have the guts to do.

  • AC

    She is a hottie. Have you seen her legs. She is better looking then all of them, including their wives. Democrats have the little man complex. I am rich and approve of his selection. Poor people unite and vote democrats again. There is a reason why you are poor and the middle class.


    So just because she is female you are going to vote for her? That’s ridiculous I DID NOT vote for Hillary because she was a female I voted for her because of the things she stood for. Governor Palin is just being used by HER OWN party which I find kind of funny and sadly (even though I am a woman) there are going to be woman that will vote for her just because she is in fact a female. If McCain wanted to he could easily kick her off after the election. You Hillary supporters are deciding to vote for this woman and have you forgotten the glorious and triumphant speeches in support of Obama given by her and her husband???? You have got to be kidding me!

  • lily

    Good choice. Obama made a mistake by not choosing Hillary as VP. I am very disappointed with Hillary for supporting Obama.She knows that Obama is very inexprienced and yet she choice the party than the good of the country. Go McCain.

  • Davey


    she hates corruption? Umm but she’s being investigated for abusing her power. How does that work?

  • Isis Lara

    As a Hilary supporter, I was going to sit out come November, but now I might just vote. Palin is going to break that glass ceiling.

  • me

    mccain’s choice is one smart woman…she spoke with intelligance and class…no lies, honest truth…there is sooooooooo much back and forth lying in politicians…lots of promises they cannot possibly achieve.some don’t even tell HOW they will solve all the things they promise….they bash each other then claim to support those they bashed…crazy, mixed up society…

  • Davey

    I expected more. You’ll vote for McCain because he chose a woman VP. The issues don’t matter. The fact that she’s pro-life doesn’t matter. The fact that she doesn’t believe in the same things as H. Clinton doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is that she’s a woman. Wow. Let’s vote on issues not gender.

  • aeon

    # 39 too dumb for words @ 08/29/2008 at 3:21 pm

    Here here well said. Why not pick Rice? This choice reeks of a strategist who thinks people are too dumb to vote for what is right, sexism, racism, any other isms you want to make.

    Someone in another thread even made the argurment that one of her accomplishment is that she also chose to have a disabled child. Do you see the irony?

    Give me a break “barbie” girl is toast. What experience? Wait until the DEM sink the General HC on her?