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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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  • Tastiger

    I was impressed by Governor Palin and congratulate her. She’s not afraid to stand up for what’s right and has the record to prove it. She may have been the Governor of Alaska for less than two years but you don’t have an 80% approval rating for doing nothing. Whether or not she garners any Clinton voters will not affect my choice.

  • katie

    GO MCCAIN! HE BELIEVES IN OUR COUNTRY FIRST! GO MCCAIN! i love sarah palin she is an amazing speaker-she is GREAT! obama is stupid i wouldn’t vote for him just for coming out on that spaceship thing or whatever it was he came out on at the democratic national convention. OBAMA SUCKS! JOHN MCCAIN WILL WIN!

  • terissa

    My Hillary vote will be for McCain-Palin, great choice.

  • Razorback

    Wow. They are so underestimating women voters who backed Hillary. True Hillary’s believers are about what Hillary and many others have fault for the last century (which Obama see’s). And by nominating this woman it only set’s women back. McCain is so desperate it’s sad to watch.

  • Hilary

    Obama/Biden 08

  • #141, get your facts straight.

    Obama served 7 in years as a state legislator in the Illinois Senate in addition to 3 years as a U.S. Senator. That’s 5 times the amount Palin has served in any elected office worth anything.

  • Dave

    Sarah Palin is an amazing strong and beautiful woman who will make Biden and Obama look like mean spirited whiners. She has an inner strength and moral fortitude which allows her to speak the truth and do the right thing. She would be a great Vice-President or President. She has an 80 percent approval rating, compared to less than 10 percent for Nancy Pelosi. She is exactly what this country needs. Obama is a Marxist who is trying to win by cult of personality. He has a Messiah complex.
    Vote McCain/Palin this November if you love America!

  • Lena

    McCain is such a Dick Head… ugh i cannot stand him…
    he onli picked that inexperience broad cuz he wanted hilary’s votes..
    he is sick and fugly and hella old…

  • samantha

    oh my gosh are you kidding me? barack obama is sooooo unexperienced you stupid liberals need to shut your mouths about no experience, what obama ran for president in 06 big woop! while obama was out being a teenager mccain was being tortured as a soldier representing our country! John McCain’s wife is wayyy prettier than ugly big teeth racist michelle obama! what do you people think hes the messiah or something? you’ve got to be kidding me! and to all of you who think barack is attractive-EW! he has huge donkey ears and a big mole on the side of his nose! and you know what i have nothing against the african american race but you all only vote for him because hes black and it wouldnt matter what his morals were!
    MCCAIN/PALIN FOR 08

  • Uh, no.

    I was going to vote for Hillary Clinton, and I still won’t be voting for McCain. What a desperate move.

  • LIZA

    wooo! i love john mccain and i love sarah palin and I LOVE AMERICA!
    IF YOU LOVE AMERICA VOTE FOR MCCAIN!

  • shine

    Great choice McCain! You have my vote. Just like what Howie Carl caller said, ” For the very first time in my adult life I am proud to be a republican.” hehehe

    Man, you people wake up! Obama’s past is so creepy, hanging out with that pastor for 20 something years. That’s enough for me. I’m quite nervous of him being in the white house and Michelle Obama, doesn’t she remind you of your mean homeroom teacher?

  • Wally

    She is against a woman’s right to choose and she is anti- gay marriage, so how do all the rich Gays who run the upper echelons of the Republican Party square this. Nobody has the right to tell a woman what to do with her own body.

  • remember da truth

    Extremely offensive that they think women believe any woman is the same, and that’s the only reason to vote for Hillary.

    Jeez, Obama wasn’t picking Hillary EVER, and Hillary wasn’t wanting the second-place spot either — that was as much a media story as tabloid bulls*** is. Obama picked correctly — someone who is older and wiser where he is weakest. Have the guts to admit where you aren’t perfect and shore that up, like any good CEO does.
    If you would vote for anything in a skirt just to vote for a woman, you weren’t really a Hillary supporter. You weren’t ever a thinking voter, either.

    Hillary has spent decades fighting for the issues of women and children. And Hillary has more foreign policy experience both from the Senate and the years in the White House than this woman isolated up there in Alaska hunting moose. They are hardly interchangeable.

    What kind of idiot would think they are??? What kind of idiot woman would fall for this ploy?!?! oh yeah– the kind of woman Republicans think all females are: bubble-headed, nothing more than reproductive machines that need to be told how to think and what to do by men.

  • remember da truth

    Extremely offensive that they think women believe any woman is the same, and that’s the only reason to vote for Hillary.

    Jeez, Obama wasn’t picking Hillary EVER, and Hillary wasn’t wanting the second-place spot either — that was as much a media story as tabloid bulls*** is. Obama picked correctly — someone who is older and wiser where he is weakest. Have the guts to admit where you aren’t perfect and shore that up, like any good CEO does.
    If you would vote for anything in a skirt just to vote for a woman, you weren’t really a Hillary supporter. You weren’t ever a thinking voter, either.

    Hillary has spent decades fighting for the issues of women and children. And Hillary has more foreign policy experience both from the Senate and the years in the White House than this woman isolated up there in Alaska hunting moose. They are hardly interchangeable.

    What kind of idiot would think they are??? What kind of idiot woman would fall for this ploy?!?! oh yeah– the kind of woman Republicans think all females are: bubble-headed, nothing more than reproductive machines that need to be told how to think and what to do by men.

  • Al

    Very sneaky McCain!

  • remember da truth

    I don’t know a SINGLE true Hillary supporter who wouldn’t vote for Obama. Maybe reluctantly, but they would still do it because the alternative is soooo different. And trust me, I know people who worked on her campaign and were bitter about Obama’s winning. Doesn’t matter. McCain is way worse, and everyone knows it.

    It’s only the media that is cooking up some sort of Hillary support block that will throw away everything they worked for and believed in and vote for ideology that is the opposite of what they believe out of spite.

    Give it up. Sure, the Republicans think that. They are out of touch with reality, And I have no doubt some bloggers on here might actually do that — after all, there are people here who believe anything in the tabloids. But no thinking voter jumps from one party that far to opposite ideology based on the fact that the running mate is the same gender as their chosen candidate. For God’s sake….. What is America coming to?

  • dyt_chicka

    i dunno obama should just be prez already…cuz shyt most ppl votin 4 him if i was 18 or wateva i would 2 tho

  • remember da truth

    #137 Fabiiia

    You have the right answer but wrong argument. If something should happen to McCain and the VP is made president, as has happened NINE times already in our short history, and needs to be considered with a 72 year old multiple cancer survivor, America would not be respected with THIS woman as president.

    But “A” woman as president would not make us lose respect across the world. America is just about the last democracy to have a woman leader. Even Muslim countries have had female presidents! It has become so commonplace everywhere else that only America makes it a big deal.

  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    sarah’s the governor of like 9,000 people. hahaha i have 9,000 people on my block. lmbaoo

  • terry

    YES!!!!!!!!!! I love his choice, TEAM MCCAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Firenz

    Sarah has more experience than Obama. Not as much as some, but definitely more than him.

    That being said however, NEITHER Obama or McCain are worth a s*it as a presidential candidate! Barack who is allowing all this celebrity to go to this head, and McCain who is just business as usual.

    Either way you look at it, this country is f***ed!

  • jules

    # 150 Well said. There are a ton of other reasons not to vote for her. Just want this country needs another politician connected to the oil industry. Someone intent on destroying Alaska’s environment. She is the worst choice possible. McCain lost my vote. Go Obama

  • Firenz

    jules @ 08/29/2008 at 9:40 pm

    Destroying the environment? Really? I will never be able to get over all the tree huggers that are more worried about the alaskan tundra than they are the American Citizens.

    Okay, so what do YOU propose we do to help the energy crisis? Or do you not think there is one?

  • athena

    Wow. It’s frakkin’ Tigh and Roslin running for office, huh? The resemblance is frightening.

    http://community.livejournal.com/battlestar_blog/1232463.html

  • http://jj.com Lyn

    My goodness Geraldine Ferrar had more experience than she has and Walter Mandell was an Ex-Vice President and the Democrats lost. I was a die hard Hillary Supporter and I donated my money to her campaign and she lost. I will never vote for this Republican woman just for the sake of having a women on a ticket. Hillary Is a special woman.We do not know this woman. Even Mccain did not look comfortable with this woman and he is telling women you people are so stupid. I will just throw something out because they are so mad with Obama until they will vote for anything as long as its a woman. He doesnt realize we are not just saying any women. Hillary is qualfied for any position she want in an Obama’s cabnet…….I am so please with the democratic ticket. I work at a Macy’s dept store and we are open until 10:00pm on thursdays, last night the last two hours we did not have any customes to come into the store and the ones that came in was in a rush to get out to hear Mr Obama’s acceptance speech. I live in TX. I know my sister is a Democrate and will not vote for a women for President or Vice-President. She voted for Bill Clinton, but she wouldnt not vote for Hillary. I was told by my sister that It would make this country look weak for a woman to lead it. She felt like that about Ms Ferrera also.

  • Trump

    OBAMA/PALIN 08

  • http://jj.com Lyn

    I am a Hillary supporter and I am not stupid. Mccain just picked something out of the sky. Hillary does not think anything like this woman. This woman does not speak my language. I love Hillary and I love this country and I will gladly give my support to Senator Obama and the Dem Vice Presidential choice

  • Here’s The Deal

    Jill @ 08/29/2008 at 5:12 pm Here’s The Deal @ 08/29/2008 at 2:37 pm
    This move will sure pick up a few of the Hillary Clinton voters!
    ***********************************************************************

    LOL maybe five or six at the most. Palin is rabidly anti-choice. She’s Hillary’s polar opposite. Anybody who thinks women are going to desert Obama and vote for McCain just because Palin is his running mate is an idiot. Lest you all forget, Walter Mondale picked Geraldine Ferraro for his running mate. Fat lot of good it did either one of them. Bush Senior won in a landslide.
    _____________________________________

    I really, truly hope you’re right. Unfortunately, as you can see by some of the posts here, some of the “Hillary supporters” are just that stupid. And I actually know “Hillary supporters” who will vote for McCain just because they’re bitter at Obama for not choosing her as his VP. (I know—-don’t ask.)

    Some people who call themselves “Hillary supporters” will now definetly vote for him just because Palin’s a woman. It’s sad, but true. Of course, those people aren’t REALLY Hillary supporters—-because if they were, they wouldn’t vote for a woman who’s anti-choice and the jackass that picked her.

    Like I said, Jill, I hope I’m wrong and you’re right. Fingers crossed.

  • Cihany

    Lyn @ 08/29/2008 at 10:05 pm I am a Hillary supporter and I am not stupid. Mccain just picked something out of the sky. Hillary does not think anything like this woman. This woman does not speak my language. I love Hillary and I love this country and I will gladly give my support to Senator Obama and the Dem Vice Presidential choice
    __________________________

    I hope all Hillary’s supporters are as smart as you. :-)

  • hmmm

    Hillary Clinton just congratulates to Sarah Palin and called it “historic nomination”. Go McCain/Palin 2008.

  • democ

    Ah democracy – how wonderful – one citizen = one vote — if you want to that is. One vote means one vote – you can vote for anyone you want. No where is it written that you have to read up on all the issues then pick the best candidate that has more of your point of view. It just says one vote for each and a lot of people won’t bother – a lot don’t care or even know about the issues and some will vote because their favortie celeb is voting a certain way, some because someone told them to etc and some will vote because they want a woman no matter what or a black no matter what or they just like the look of their faces. Not saying this is ideal but it is freedom of choice.

  • LadyS

    I’ve got to be honest; I was a diehard Hillary supporter, and there were DOZENS of things Obama did during the course of the primaries that left me with a major distaste for him — topped off by some obscenely hypocritical moves he’s made since capturing the nomination (flip-flopping on FISA, pandering to the center with his support of the Supreme Court tossing DC’s handgun ban, and after months of attacking HC on her early support of the war, picking a VP candidate who was if anything even MORE strongly in support of the war—not to mention apparently his new slogan being “change you can believe in, unless of course I’m struggling in the polls, in which case I’ll choose one of the old white-guy Washington insiders as my running mate”).

    I have never cast a vote for a Republican, and I will not do so in this election, though I will absolutely have to hold my nose when I cast my vote THIS year.

    That said, I have a certain amount of curiosity about what a McCain-Palin administration would look like, and if abortion rights were the only thing at stake, I might even be willing to put my vote where my mouth is. (Keep in mind, the administration can’t OUTLAW abortion, they can only replace an outgoing Supreme Court liberal–and Stevens is 88–with someone who would tip the court in favor of overturning Roe v Wade, in which case it would be left up to the individual states to construct laws governing abortion in their state.)

    As a Pennsylvania native, I know a fair amount of Christian women Democrats who respect McCain and aren’t much impressed by Obama’s speechiness, and who (unlike me) supported HC *in spite* of her positions on abortion, gay rights, not *because* of them. I would not be surprised if even an apparent “gimmick” like this is all it takes for them to cross party lines and cast their votes for McCain.

  • CNN

    Palin a pioneer, maverick — and game-changer
    http://www.cnn.com/

  • Nicolette

    Wow…..Mccain is a DumbA$$…… Biden is going to woop Palins A$$ at the VP debate. She has no Experience at all! When McCains old A$$ dies…i sure as hell dont want her to be President. Her last name might as well be bush.

  • clement

    I like her more than McCain. She should be president. Anyway McCain picked a very good VP.

  • Cookie

    Talk about using someone……….. Thats all Mccain is doing….Using her to win over Hillary Supporters….What a Douch

  • John’s Cheap trick

    I sincerely hope that Americans will take time to think about the implications of Mr. Mc Cain’s thinking that he can easily manipulate women by simply picking one as his VP. Being intelligent people, most of Hillary’s supporters voted on the issues, and not on gender alone. The few Hillary supporters who voted on gender alone may well become manipulated. However, I hope that most of these people will move beyond their narcissistic pride, as Hillary herself was able to do! Bravo Hillary!……. I also think that it was blatantly irresponsible of Mc Cain to pick someone whom both he and most of the American public barely knew. We slowly learned about Obama and many of us (including me) gradually switched over to his side after seeing how well he handled the debates, Unfortunately, we do not have sufficient time to get to know Sara Palin. That means that most people who decide to vote for Mc Cain are also voting for an unknown entity. That’s pretty irresponsible, not to mention scary. It’s amusing to me (given John Mc Cain’s history of leaving his first wife due to her excessive weight gain during a serious illness), that Ms. Palin was an ex beauty queen. You can just imagine the conversation between Mc Cain and his advisors: Mc Cain: ‘Oh all right, I’ll pick a woman, but she better be pretty’. ‘ From the limited information on the news and the net, Mrs. Palin appears to very pretty, but also a bit impulsive and fairly shallow in her political views. I have great hope and faith that Obama and Biden will win this election. We have all had time to get to know Obama, and we already knew a lot about Biden. Both of them are decent, honest and highly moral human beings who sincerely want to help Americans regain their vitality and integrity. If they win, I am confident that the horrible downward spiral of economic neglect and demoralization that we have been struggling with for the past eight years will finally be reversed!
    Go Obama-Biden!

  • Shar

    It’s very sad that someone would think that Hillary supporters would vote for another person strictly based on gender. But in McCain’s view he did right. She was a former sports reporter, a runner up in the Miss Alaska beauty pageant, a co-owner in a commerical fishing operation. She also has a degree in journalism. She has had executive experience being a mayor of a town of what 7,000 two terms and governor for 1 year and 8 months. Bush was also a governor and look where it got us. But after all the GOP ranting and raving about the lack of Obama’s experience, I expected more. However, big oil companies might be happy with his selection given her state’s resources.
    On another note, Obama has been right on more foreign policy issues than McCain so far; maybe it might be due to some experience in Congress where foreign policy issues are addressed. The fact is that the Bush has set a time line for withdrawal of troops from Iraq and is planning to send more troops to Afghanistan as suggested by Obama.
    As a former Hillary supporter, I look for substance and will support Obama in 08!

  • Bet betty

    Interesting!

    Now I may go to vote!

  • to marilyn

    to el @ 08/29/2008 at 2:57 pm ;
    you say that obama has done nothing but compete with hillary clinton; then obviously you dont’ understand the problem or perhaps you just chose not to pay attention. for the record; our anger towards obama goes much deeper than that. yes, i heard both Clinton speeches and they were both excellent. except for on important point. i do not believe for one moment that either bill or hillary support obama for president. and as long as hillary does not truely support obama then i and others that i know will not.

    also; what i find irritating is the assumption by obama supporters that those of us who supported hillary must now automatilcally vote for obama. what aggorance! obama has done nothing nor said nothing to earn my vote. and nowhere in his acceptance speech did i hear him ask me and all the other suppporters of hillary to support him. you notice i say ask not demand. as far as i am concerned who i vote for is open for debate.

  • emily

    This is such a desperate move it’s almost laughable. When I saw this I was thinking WTF. Is he serious? I don’t get it is he trying to lose?.

  • Kamile

    As a female and a Hilary Clinton supporter, I’m really offended by this pick. Not because I do not fully support the idea of a women in power. But because McCain picked Palin with the intention of luring Hilary Clinton supporters to his side. Does he honestly believe that women are that dumb? That they are mindless sheep that will follow a women simply because she’s a women? Well, McCain was very wrong when it comes to THIS women.

    I wasn’t for Hilary because of her gender, I was for her because of her beliefs and because of her determination and because I thought she had what it takes to be a strong and firm President.

    Maybe McCain is right. Maybe some women will vote Republican because of his choice as Vice President. But those women were never Clinton supporters in the first place. Otherwise they would have realized that everything this women stands for is conflicting with everything Hilary stood for.

    Hilary Clinton is a one of a kind women, and I think it’s an insult to her as well for McCain to believe that the support she recieved can be easily imitated just by putting a women on his ticket.

  • McQueen

    Can you say GIMMICK!!! I feel sorry for the no-brainers that will vote for these two just because Palin’s a woman. She’s just as dumb as the rest of them because she knows that she’s a pawn. She has to realize that McCain has no respect for women. This is going to be the most interesting presidential election ever…EVER!!! LOL

  • oh,yay

    McCain/ Palin will win. Just wait and see.

  • Person

    Ugh, as a proud female and feminist I do not think her being picked for VP is a step forward for women but rather a step back! She does not have much experience at all, has only been governor since 2006, while Obama has been a senator since 2002 which is longer, and despite what some people will try to say that is a large amount of time in DC. She was picked purely for the fact that she is a woman and shared politics with McCain, no other reason that I can see. And she doesn’t stand for womens issues, she is running with a man who does not want women to have equal pay, and it anti-abortion rights, and I’m not too sure of this yet but since she is running with McCain i doubt she stands for universal health care. She has become an object in the republican world. P.S she is not the first female to be on the ballot people! Geraldine Ferraro did it in 84! And she won’t be really picking up anyones votes because the Hillary supporters who are going to vote for McCain would have voted for him no matter who his VP was, and btw Hillary supporters should be offended by this, this woman didn’t even run for president, Hillary made the changes and this woman was placed in the space Hillary made by the Republicans. I’m ashamed of this…

  • sheryl

    Obama is the one that doesn’t have much experience and what experience he does have it’s weak and shows very little accomplishment.

    I mean how can an editor of the Harvard Law Review (which Obama was) not have published one single piece of legal scholorship…..not one!!

    This guy is only good at filling big arena’s and putting on a show. And from the looks of it, his firework display was puny compared to Beijing.

    Putting on a show that looked dinky compared to the Chinese is probably the best look for a man who wants to be POTUS.

  • ShimmeringDew

    He chose her because he had to sway H. Clinton voters his way…what a shame she takes the position to sway Democratic voters to his side. Than she has to suck it up as if that isnt really the reason he chose a woman. This election is so funny. If the H. Clinton voters are blind sided by a female as president than they look/sound/are just as silly as the republican party.
    I’ve had my say…OBAMA/BIDEN ALL THE WAY!

  • dee

    The problem with choosing Palin as VP is not the fact that she doesn’t have alot of experience (which she does not) but the fact that they have been harping on Obama for his lack of experience and then they go and choose someone that has even less than Obama. Also, you have to really think of what is going to happen if god forbid something happens to McCain. If something does happen, Palin will be the next president. Is that what all of you really want?? Someone that is mayor of a town of 7000 and then governor of a large state land wise with a population of less than Delaware who is caught in a scandal that reminds me of a bad episode of Maury is not someone that I want to represent the US in the foreign arena! God, I would be more comfortable with Romney and I’m a liberal!

    Plus, just because she is a woman and I am one as well does not mean that I will vote for her. Even trying to make that argument is insulting to woman everywhere!

  • june

    She looks much older than 44.

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