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Please Do Not Let This Person Become Vice President

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I’ve tried to stay out of political commentary simply because that isn’t the nature of this blog, but I can’t stand by and let this person potentially become the second most powerful official in this country.

When interviewed by Katie Couric of CBS News regarding our economy, here’s a snippet of what Palin had to say:

Couric: You’ve said, quote, “John McCain will reform the way Wall Street does business.” Other than supporting stricter regulations of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac two years ago, can you give us any more example of his leading the charge for more oversight?

Palin: I think that the example that you just cited, with his warnings two years ago about Fannie and Freddie – that, that’s paramount. That’s more than a heck of a lot of other senators and representatives did for us.

Couric: But he’s been in Congress for 26 years. He’s been chairman of the powerful Commerce Committee. And he has almost always sided with less regulation, not more.

Palin: He’s also known as the maverick though, taking shots from his own party, and certainly taking shots from the other party. Trying to get people to understand what he’s been talking about – the need to reform government.

Couric: But can you give me any other concrete examples? Because I know you’ve said Barack Obama is a lot of talk and no action. Can you give me any other examples in his 26 years of John McCain truly taking a stand on this?

Palin: I can give you examples of things that John McCain has done, that has shown his foresight, his pragmatism, and his leadership abilities. And that is what America needs today.

Couric: I’m just going to ask you one more time – not to belabor the point. Specific examples in his 26 years of pushing for more regulation.

Palin: I’ll try to find you some and I’ll bring them to you.

When interviewed by Katie Couric of CBS News regarding foreign policy, here’s a snippet of what Palin had to say:

Katie Couric: You’ve cited Alaska’s proximity to Russia as part of your foreign policy experience. What did you mean by that?

Sarah Palin: That Alaska has a very narrow maritime border between a foreign country, Russia, and, on our other side, the land-boundry that we have with Canada. It’s funny that a comment like that was kinda made to … I don’t know, you know … reporters.

Couric: Mocked?

Palin: Yeah, mocked, I guess that’s the word, yeah.

Couric: Well, explain to me why that enhances your foreign-policy credentials.

Palin: Well, it certainly does, because our, our next-door neighbors are foreign countries, there in the state that I am the executive of. And there…

Couric: Have you ever been involved in any negotiations, for example, with the Russians?

Palin: We have trade missions back and forth, we do. It’s very important when you consider even national-security issues with Russia. As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where do they go? It’s Alaska. It’s just right over the border. It is from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right next to, they are right next to our state.

When directly asked by a reporter what she learned from her meeting with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvilli and Ukranian President Viktor Yushchenko, she was quickly shutdown. Is McCain embarassed?

What about her crackdown on gift-giving to state officials? Hmm.

When you really think about it, Matt Damon was right:

It’s like a really bad Disney movie. The hockey mom from Alaska… is the president. She’s facing down Vladmir Putin using the folksy stuff she learned at the hockey rink. It’s absurd.

Regardless of party affiliation, consider this: Do you want this person to be the 2nd most powerful in this country (and possibly the world)?

I wonder if we’ll survive the legacy of the past 8 years.

Thanks to Angelo for the links.

via CBS News (1, 2)
via College Humor
via The Daily Show


September 26, 2008 - Posted by | Humor, News, Rants, Video


  1. Aaaand… we’re not done yet:

    John McCain has been very vocal the reasons he chose Sarah Palin as his running mate, not the least of which is her “maverick” status in Alaska, in that she opposes the gratuitous earmarks that have become so common in Washington.

    Except she doesn’t.

    Palin has already reqeust $197.8 million in earmarks for Alaska in next year’s federal budget, including: $25 million for Coastal Salmon Recovery, $3.2 million for sea lion biological research, $2 million to research the mating habits of crabs in the Bering Sea and $7.4 million to improve runway lighting at eight Alaska airports.

    According to the watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense, Palin hired a Washington lobbyist (with close ties to Sen. Ted Stevens) to secure earmarks for the tiny (population: 6,715) town of Wasilla, Alaska while she was mayor, and as a result, Wasilla received almost $27 million in federal dollars from 2000 to 2003, including $1.9 million for public transit and $15 million for a rail line connecting Wasilla to the hometown of Alaska Senator Ted Stevens.

    Lately in speeches she’s been very vocal about her opposition to the infamous “bridge to nowhere,” which has come to epitomize wasteful Washington spending.

    …which is interesting, considering that when she was running for governor in 2006, she supported it.

    Comment by agalcid | September 26, 2008

  2. I hope to GOD!!!

    That Biden takes her to task on the next debate.

    Comment by Bernie | September 27, 2008

  3. As for foreign policy?

    Good GOD!!!

    She only just got her Passport last year.

    LAST YEAR!!!

    Comment by Bernie | September 27, 2008

  4. Good GAWD!!!

    Comment by Bernie | September 28, 2008

  5. On a lighter note

    Comment by Bernie | September 28, 2008

  6. Unscientific but sobering none the less.

    Comment by Bernie | September 29, 2008

  7. Opps!!

    Try this link

    Comment by Bernie | September 30, 2008

  8. How do you feel about the debates a couple of nights ago? I disliked both Palin and Biden, honestly. They both had that sleazy politician feel to them, always taking every opportunity to bash each other rather than answering questions. I don’t feel I got anything significant out of the debate.

    Comment by joe | October 4, 2008

  9. The word of the night.

    The word “Maverick” was said 15 times.

    6 times by Palin

    9 times by Biden

    That would have been a great Drinking game. XD

    Comment by Bernie | October 4, 2008

  10. Best line of he night, by Governor Palin.

    “… And I may not answer the questions that either the moderator or you want to hear, but I’m going to talk straight to the American people and let them know my track record also.”

    Uhm… evade questions much?

    Comment by Bernie | October 4, 2008

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