Skip to comments.What Can Governor Sarah Palin Not Do?
Posted on 09/01/2008 8:46:02 AM PDT by reasonisfaith
Alright, thats it. Im tired of putting up with the mediocrity of liberal thinking. I want the liberals, including you who disguise yourselves as Republicans, to do me a favor. It will have the added benefit of injecting a higher level of sophistication into your thought process, and the good news for you liberals is I wont ask for anything in return.
If youre making the accusation that Sarah Palin is not prepared to be vice president or president, you must explain which particular tasks are above the level of her skills and talents. Apparently not one of you has really thought about this. So try to focus for a moment on Palins resume and the duties required on a daily basis during the last couple of decades of her life. What skills has she not already learned? Assessing and directing security matters, making life or death decisions, speaking with grace and eloquence to large groups? Delegating responsibility and earning the loyalty of her staff and constituents? Standing up to bullies? Vetoing?
To assume she has not done all of the above seems a bit dim-witted.
You think Sarah Palin cant make rational decisions? You think she cant lead a meeting of high level staff, influence foreign leaders, even tell Putin whats best for him? Can you not envision Palin speaking to the American people, reassuring them during a crisis?
Your challenge, liberals, is to prove us wrong when we say she can do all of this, and much more, better than any leader weve seen in a long time. Dont merely repeat talking points or make the obligatory less than valiant innuendoes. Be specific.
She can’t father a child?
He can shout down someone by yelling, "I think my IQ is higher than yours."
Biden is a heart-beat away from angering Putin.
Sit next to Ayers or Wright without slapping them.
Pee standing up.
hold back the tides!
Sarah Palin spent four years as a City Council Member for Wasilla, Alaska, six years as Mayor of Wasilla, and two years as Governor of Alaska.
FDR spent just over two years in the New York State Senate, eight years as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and four years as Governor of New York.
Theodore Roosevelt spent some time in the New York State Assembly(?), two years as Governor of New York, two years as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and less than one year as Vice President of the United States.
Woodrow Wilson spent eight years as President of Princeton University and two years as Governor of New Jersey.
Grover Cleveland spent two years as Sheriff of Erie County, two years as Mayor of Buffalo, and two years as Governor of New York.
Overall, Id say that Palins background is comparable with that of several presidents considered highly successful, even considering that her state has a smaller population than the other two states on the list.
While Obama has been running for office for as long as Palin has been running a state, I find it hard to consider the two tasks as comparable preparation.
One final note: I will be posting this multiple times because I think it is important to get the word out that that her experience is in keeping with previous presidents. I apologize to those who are annoyed by seeing it too often.
Use the men’s john?
Have you posted this as a thread so it can be bookmarked?
I have to go pick up granddaughter. If you post this as a vanity, please ping me.
I have not and haven't gone through how to post a thread on my own, but I don't mind is someone else pirates my words, with or without attribution and with or without editorial changes of their own, for any thread, bulletin board, or other use.
You ask a very important question, and one I’ve been researching all weekend. What I’ve come up with is not good. Let me share JUST ONE item I found in my research.
Here’s something she CAN do: misuse eminent domain and leave her town deeply in debt, even AFTER a tax increase. Oh yes, she did:
After she pushed through the building of a $14.7mm sports complex (that’s over $1500 for every man, woman and child in Wasilla), she forgot to buy the land, so it was purchased by a developer named Lundgren. Without any basis whatsoever, Palin tried to take the land from Lundgren using eminent domain. The city has spent nearly $2mm in legal fees since then and still hasn’t won the case, although it completed the sports center (on Lundgren’s land) in 2004.
The city is still $7mm in debt on the sports center and the residents are still paying higher sales taxes to support it and the litigation goes on.
I thought Freepers opposed abuses of eminent domain. I thought Freepers opposed raising taxes to fund government boondoggles. Oh well, I guess that went out the window when we collectively abandoned our principles to support John McAmnesty.
It’s all there in the article. Expect the MSM and the left to be all over this soon. And believe me, there’s more.
Sadly, she legally can’t clone herself.
Doesn’t have recipies for python or aligator in her cook book.
Nor does she either cook recipes or eat recipes from Hannibal Lecter’s cookbook.
She forgot to buy the land? What kind of statement is that? Ill tell you what kindits a statement loaded with bias, unless you have evidence justifying use of the word forgot.
From the article:
The court battle launched in August 1999 when both Lundgren and the city sought to purchase the same land from national charitable organization The Nature Conservancy.
Lundgren was declared the rightful owner in 2002 and the city immediately sued to take the land by eminent domain.
Seems there are facts missing. Not enough here to make any kind of conclusion. Note that Lundgren is a major industrial developer, not just a regular private individual.
Yes thereis some background missing; this is a follow-up article on previous reporting. Whatever the case, the inept use of eminent domain is clear. After Lundgren was declared owner of the property, Palin just used eminent domain to take it from him. That’s not in dispute and I can’t believe anyone HERE would defend that.
“Note that Lundgren is a major industrial developer, not just a regular private individual.”
Does this mean that he has fewer property rights than a regular Joe? Are you implying that we should be less concerned about Lundgren’s land being taken by the government because he’s rich?
When did this become Socialist Republic? Seriously. I’m on another thread arguing with someone because I refuse to respect Hillary Clinton. Get me a tinfoil hat because I’m starting to think there’s a conspiracy here. With all due respect to fellow Freepers, this is getting out of hand.
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