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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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TiredofthisCrap @ 08/29/2008 at 6:35 pm

I don’t see how she can pick up the disgruntled Hillary Clinton voters, unless theses women want their daughters and granddaughters going to backalleys again to get abortions, still receiving less pay for the same job and banging against that glass ceiling.

Hillary does not want to be VP, she wants to be the President, why should she settle for VP. Hopefully she’ll have her chance again.

Palin was picked, she was the only one on the short list anti-choice/pro-life. Tom Ridge would have been a stronger and more credible VP, **** I think he was even going for Leiberman. She was only picked to appease the staunch right wingers. To get those Christian fundamentalist out to vote, because the Republicans are going to need them this year.

TiredofthisCrap @ 08/29/2008 at 6:35 pm

I don’t see how she can pick up the disgruntled Hillary Clinton voters, unless theses women want their daughters and granddaughters going to backalleys again to get abortions, still receiving less pay for the same job and banging against that glass ceiling.

Hillary does not want to be VP, she wants to be the President, why should she settle for VP. Hopefully she’ll have her chance again.

Palin was picked, she was the only one on the short list anti-choice/pro-life. Tom Ridge would have been a stronger and more credible VP, **** I think he was even going for Leiberman. She was only picked to appease the staunch right wingers. To get those Christian fundamentalist out to vote, because the Republicans are going to need them this year.

Alaska woman voter @ 08/29/2008 at 6:42 pm

As a casual acquaintance of Sarah Palin’s I have to say this is a real eye opener. I didn’t realize how mis-directed some blog commenters can be.

Sarah is an amazing, smart, principled politician and a well-balanced mother and wife. I have watched her and Todd parent and participate in the community and I have watched her politic based on her determination to be exactly who she is based on how she was raised and how she determines what is right and not the way old-school good old boy politics would dictate.

This is probably the smartest move and the second-bravest thing McCain has ever done (after being an honorable prisoner of war). Some might think she is a pawn and this is a stupid move on his part, but you will all know soon just exactly why she is on a straight trajectory into the White House in a short amount of time. This country will be better and less corrupted with better communication and transparency than it has been as long as I can remember.

On the topic of the investigation into her firing of the police commissioner: Sarah was incensed by her former police officer brother-in-law who threatened, bullied and harassed her sister in order to intimidate her into giving up custody of their kids. She was disgusted by the police commissioner who had this evidence in front of him but he wouldn’t fire this man who could potentially display this aggression in the community. Sarah has the right to fire someone who would not do the right thing when given the authority to do so. She was protecting the community with the evidence she had. The legal investigation is just a technicality.

Yes, Sarah is ready to run this country if necessary because she is intelligent and motivated to do the right thing and she represents more than 50% of the FEMALE voters in America. Plus, she has Todd who is an incredibly dedicated and engaged father and supporter.

Conservative women voters: We don’t like to argue, we are the quiet majority!

I’m sorry but in the event that the 10,000 year old Mccain dies, I DON’T want to have a President Palin.

OBAMA BIDEN 08!
OBAMA BIDEN 08!
OBAMA BIDEN 08!

I watched Sara Palin’s acceptance speech in Dayton, Ohio, as well. She is amazing. She truly knows what she is talking about. Sen. John McCain made yet again another wise decision in appointing Gov. Palin. I was blown away by her in every sense of the word. A few months ago she was interviewed via phone about the importance and understanding of drilling, global warming, and stopping dependency on foreign oil, etc… She is amazing and so refreshing. No empty promises with her. She even has more experience than Obama. I love it!! She’s tough as steel! They definitely have my full vote now…

tired of ignorance @ 08/29/2008 at 6:51 pm

Ugh! Abortion…

Why does everyone think women should just blindly support a woman’s right to choose to KILL a life they created themselves?

Truly intelligent, morally right, principled women aren’t that ignorant and realize that everyone is better off when women take responsibility for their actions and parents teach their children right from wrong.

We need to help protect teenagers from themselves and communicate with them instead of finding out later our child killed our first grandchild because they were terrified we would “kill” them if we found out. We need to help women stop regretting their choices for the rest of their lives instead of learning what love truly can overcome.

We need to encourage women to give these innocent babies up to two-parent, balanced homes where they will be loved and grow up to be responsible adults who will make intelligent decisions.

Prevention, education and adoption – - not abortion!! Why can’t you people understand that??

Sarah chose to give live birth to a child who is not perfect to honor life instead of flushing that life down the toilet. Seriously people, who is doing the right thing here?

mccain 08 @ 08/29/2008 at 7:00 pm

Let’s see, she was a city councilmen, then a mayor, then a Governor of a state. How can you say that’s no experience??? That’s worth way more than Obama’s 3 years, 2 of which he has used just for campaigning. Give me a break. Sarah is an awesome choice!

mccain 08 @ 08/29/2008 at 7:05 pm

I hope that everyone criticizing McCain for being 72 years old remembers this when it’s their turn. In most cultures, you are respected for your wisdom and respected. Just because you’re over 65 does not mean that you are useless or ready to die. Have some respect people!

whatever yo @ 08/29/2008 at 7:06 pm

will people stop freaking talking about her like she’s running for president!!!!!!!!!

she’s running to VICE president for crying out loud!!!

Eightisenough!!!! @ 08/29/2008 at 7:08 pm

The Republicans are desperate!!!!HAHA!!

McCain is such a hypocrite!

I wonder what Hilary thinks of this woman who called her a whiner, and wants her 18 000 000 votes to come her way, as Jack Cafferty said, “What a joke!”

mccain 08 @ 08/29/2008 at 7:14 pm

For anyone who would like to know her bio:
1992-1996 — Entered public life, serving two terms on the Wasilla City Council.

1996-2002 — Elected mayor of Wasilla City, Alaska, for two terms until term limits forced her from office.

2002 — Lost her first statewide campaign for the GOP nomination for lieutenant governor.

2002 — Frank Murkowski left the Senate to become governor and named Palin chairwoman of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.

2003 — Split with the party leaders by battling Randy Ruedrich, the head of Alaska’s Republican Party.

2006 — Upset then-Gov. Murkowski in the Republican primary, then defeated former two-term Gov. Tony Knowles, a Democrat, in the general election.

2007 — Pressured lawmakers to get the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act passed, to build a natural gas pipeline to deliver 35 trillion cubic feet of North Slope natural gas to market.

Aug. 29, 2008 — Chosen as Sen. John McCain’s vice-presidential running mate in the 2008 election.

if MCcain dies this ***** will be our president
no one is going to take america seriously
with a women as president
no offense..i am a women
but hey thats the world for you!!!!
we are fcked pick obama

I love he picked this lady because now Obama’s ‘inexperience’ is no longer a problem; she’s only been in office for ONE term! He thought he would please Hilary supporters but lost 1 argmuent as a result. NICE!

#24….. it is people like you that do not vote on the issues but cast your vote on race or gender….that is very sad! if you truly supported Hilary, you wouldn’t vote for Sarah Palin just because she is a woman….she DOES NOT SHARE Hillary’s or a true democratic point of view!!

HillaryFans @ 08/29/2008 at 7:22 pm

To all you Hillary fans, it seems you all fail to watch the news and keep up with politics, She made it perfectly clear she DID not want to be VP!!!

mccain 08 @ 08/29/2008 at 7:23 pm

#138, please read my post with her bio. 13 years, including almost 2 as Governor trumps 3 years as a senator any day.

#97 Walter Mondale lost to Ronald Reagan in 1984. George H. Bush beat Micheal Dukakais in 1988. If you’re going to bring up past elections you should make sure you have the right canadidates.

As far as McCain’s choice of running mate is concerned I have mixed feelings. In some ways I do think its a bold and unexpected choice. In others it does smack of desperation, We’ll just have to see how she does on the national stage.

WakeupPeople @ 08/29/2008 at 7:24 pm

This is actually a set back for women! She is only being used as a pawn in John McCain’s quest for the white house…SHAME!!!

Seriously @ 08/29/2008 at 7:26 pm

f*&k the commie haters, McCain/Palin all the way.

She wears the coolest glasses ever! I’ve seen some clips of her and I love how she uses the glasses to look “serious” and to take away from that beauty queen face she has. She is stunning. She is younger than McCain and Biden and Obama yet she choses to wear glasses. Come on, she’s not fooling anyone.

pleaseeeeeeees @ 08/29/2008 at 7:45 pm

anon @ 08/29/2008 at 7:26 pm
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You act like she starts wearing this glass just from today. lmao.

Alaska woman voter, here-here!! And thanks to the others who have posted her accomplishments for us. She sounds like an amazing woman, a GREAT speaker, and a true motivator. I’m so sick of Obama’s promises and schtick. He’s just telling the people what they want to hear. Anyone can do that. A real leader has to know how to work with BOTH parties and get the job done. One person can’t do what Obama promises he’s going to do. STOP WITH THE RHETORIC!!!

Good choice for McCain !!!

pollyanna @ 08/29/2008 at 8:02 pm

Of course this crack squad knows her office is being investigated for the impartial firing of her brother in law after his nasty divorce from her sister. Probabley had that big smile on before and after she issued the order. Just what we need, yet another unprofessional “leader.” Lots of fishy going on up there in Alaska. Just what we need, more stink in the White House. The Demo’s were so good this week I was in tears. We really could turn these frowns upside down. Sure would feel good to be proud of our figure heads.

Inexperienced and Ignorant? @ 08/29/2008 at 8:10 pm

Palin is one of the worst vice presidential choices imaginable. She has zero experience on the federal level and has shown a complete lack of knowledge of the Vice Presidency, as well as a lack of caring about foreign policy.

I’m sorry Alaska Woman voter, no matter how much of a jerk he is if he’s doing his job he has no right to try to fire him for personal reasons. That is not the type of person I want in power.

Palin is strongly anti-choice, opposing abortion even in the case of rape or incest.

She supported right-wing extremist Pat Buchanan for president in 2000.

Palin thinks creationism should be taught in public schools.

She’s doesn’t think humans are the cause of climate change.

She’s solidly in line with John McCain’s “Big Oil first” energy policy.

She’s pushed hard for more oil drilling and says renewables won’t be ready for years. She also sued the Bush administration for listing polar bears as an endangered species-she was worried it would interfere with more oil drilling in Alaska.

Those are other reasons I don’t want her as our next VP.

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