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The arrogance of Palin critics
The Charleston Daily Mail ^ | June 17, 2010 | Don Surber

Posted on 06/17/2010 2:17:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

From Voice of America: “In Louisiana and other states on the Gulf of Mexico there is frustration over what many residents see as a slow response by the U.S. government to protecting coastal areas. Some critics of the Obama administration cite offers by the Netherlands in April to supply sophisticated skimmers and dredging devices, and the administration’s failure to accept the offer. The issue is as murky as the oil slick now threatening regional beaches.

“A Houston-based company is now cleaning oil off surface water in the Gulf of Mexico using sweeping arms that attach to a boat and help gather large amounts of oil. These sophisticated devices were provided by a Dutch company with years of experience in such operations, but instead of using the Dutch ships and crews immediately, when The Netherlands offered help in April, the operation was delayed until U.S. crews could be trained.”

The Royal Dutch Shell has oil rigs in the North Sea.

And 20% of the land in the Netherlands is below sea level, protected by dikes. Unless you live in New Orleans, you try to make sure your dikes are maintained.

In a Fox News interview, Sarah Palin alluded to this turn down of the Dutch offer.

From Tod Robberson of the Dallas Morning News: Bill O’Reilly “asks her how she would stop the leak. After a bit of hesitation, she blurts out: ‘The Dutch and the Norwegian. They are known for dikes and for cleaning up water and for dealing with spills.’ Hmmm, I do seem to remember that childhood story.”

Once again, a critic of Palin does not realize the joke is on him.

Dana Milbank of the Washington Post fell into the same well of ignorance.

We went through this drill with Reagan.


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They mocked her "Death Panel" statement about ObamaCare too, and that turned out to be spot-on!
1 posted on 06/17/2010 2:17:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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“Uhhh, six, this is two, please have the PDS Platoon report to me at this location ASAP, over.”


2 posted on 06/17/2010 2:18:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In before the Bobbi thread humping.


3 posted on 06/17/2010 2:22:10 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Tod Robberson of the Dallas Morning News thought they were talking about dykes.


4 posted on 06/17/2010 2:22:33 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (I Don't Want Obama to Kick Ass. I WANT HIM TO GET OFF HIS ASS!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“….. thirteen entities had offered the U.S. oil spill
assistance within about two weeks of the Horizon rig explosion. They were the
governments of Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, the Netherlands,
Norway, Romania, Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the
United Nations.
The U.S. response - Thank you, but no thank you, we've got it.
‘..While there is no need right now that the U.S. cannot meet, the U.S. Coast Guard is
assessing these offers of assistance to see if there will be something which we will need
in the near future.’”

Actually - it was at least 17 countries ignored by Pres_ _ent Obama.


5 posted on 06/17/2010 2:25:48 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: VeniVidiVici

LOL!


6 posted on 06/17/2010 2:27:28 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: Diogenesis

The bottom one is my favorite Palin cartoon, because it’s so true.


7 posted on 06/17/2010 2:27:52 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The arrogance of Palin critics

YES! She is the one! Like Fred Thompson was the one!

Why can't we criticize her?

8 posted on 06/17/2010 3:23:56 PM PDT by HospiceNurse
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To: HospiceNurse

“Why can’t we criticize her?”

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You can criticise her honestly, but most just make up ridiculous barf.
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9 posted on 06/17/2010 3:39:52 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: editor-surveyor
You can criticise her honestly, but most just make up ridiculous barf.

I don't think she is ready

10 posted on 06/17/2010 3:44:02 PM PDT by HospiceNurse
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To: HospiceNurse

Like I said...
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11 posted on 06/17/2010 3:44:44 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: HospiceNurse

And BHO was ready? Yes, for consigning America to the trash heap of history, with no intention of doing otherwise.


12 posted on 06/17/2010 4:14:03 PM PDT by Elsiejay (.)
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To: HospiceNurse

Name one presidential duty Palin
couldn’t handle.


13 posted on 06/17/2010 4:18:06 PM PDT by reasonisfaith ("Ye shall know them by their fruits." (Matthew 7:16))
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To: HospiceNurse

Ready for what? are you kidding? We have BOZO in office. Jump on board friend.


14 posted on 06/17/2010 4:42:13 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: GoCards

Kidding isn’t the word.

The PDS people just don’t want the crap fixed, and they know full well that Sarah is going to fix it!

All ‘Hospice Nurses’ love big government.


15 posted on 06/17/2010 4:52:25 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: reasonisfaith; HospiceNurse; All
Name one presidential duty Palin
couldn’t handle.

Ok, I'll bite.
1. For starters, assuming she wins the GOP nomination, and actually were elected, would she finish a 4 year term?
2. I also want a satisfactory answer to the question of precisely what role Todd Palin played in the AK governorship.
3. She has serious ethics problems. Yes, yes, yes, I know the Palinista mantra: "The complaints are frivolous."
No, they are not. The ethics issue was the centerpiece of Mrs Palin's campaign. Did she not read the law that she championed and eventually signed? Yeah, that's what we need--more pols in Washington who don't read (and understand) the legislation before them. (BTW--I think the AK ethics law was rather vaguely written, which is why there were so many complaints--in order to define the legislation. I could be wrong)
4. Based on her conduct in the most egregious of the ethics complaints ("Troopergate") I think she would misuse the office of POTUS in a similar fashion.
5. Face it, Mrs Palin has more personal baggage than an airport carousel at peak flight time. This has been and will continue to be used against her.

16 posted on 06/17/2010 5:09:15 PM PDT by MaggieCarta (I do not have PDS. I'm a Saraheretic)
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To: All
The crickets are making me sleepy.

More Crickets (Hope this works)

17 posted on 06/17/2010 5:30:27 PM PDT by MaggieCarta (I do not have PDS. I'm a Saraheretic)
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To: MaggieCarta

“For starters, assuming she wins the GOP nomination, and actually were elected, would she finish a 4 year term?”

Given her record of upholding her duties to the Alaskan people, and the fact that a president is shielded from the kind of attacks in the form of moronic ethics charges she endured as governor—yes, without question.

“I also want a satisfactory answer to the question of precisely what role Todd Palin played in the AK governorship.”

But you will only call it “satisfactory” not when it’s the simple truth but when it does her real damage, regardless of how false it is.

“She has serious ethics problems. The ethics issue was the centerpiece of Mrs Palin’s campaign. Did she not read the law that she championed and eventually signed? Yeah, that’s what we need—more pols in Washington who don’t read (and understand) the legislation before them. (BTW—I think the AK ethics law was rather vaguely written, which is why there were so many complaints—in order to define the legislation. I could be wrong)”

The only reason she was targeted in such a way was that her attackers followed the Alinsky advice of using your enemy’s methods against him. (Oh, I get it—political judo. Real genius, Saul. Duhh. You doofus.)

“Based on her conduct in the most egregious of the ethics complaints (”Troopergate”) I think she would misuse the office of POTUS in a similar fashion.”

I think you’re using your keyboard in an illegal manner. So I think you would also use illegal drugs. (Not really, but it has as much validity as your absurd statement.)

“Face it, Mrs Palin has more personal baggage than an airport carousel at peak flight time. This has been and will continue to be used against her.”

So far all you’ve done is to say, in so many words, that you hope she isn’t nominated as the Republican candidate, and you’ll throw anything at her to that end. You tend to think that if enough verbal horse manure is thrown at her it will somehow take her down.


18 posted on 06/17/2010 5:56:42 PM PDT by reasonisfaith ("Ye shall know them by their fruits." (Matthew 7:16))
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To: MaggieCarta

All used against her from you..... Wow. and you are on our side?


19 posted on 06/17/2010 6:31:48 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: MaggieCarta

Where do you get this crap. I know you voted for Baldwin, and you think Rabadash is a good person, but honestly where do you get this crap? You sound like a full thoroughbred Kos kiddie.


20 posted on 06/17/2010 6:35:41 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: MaggieCarta

21 posted on 06/17/2010 6:54:24 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Elsiejay
And BHO was ready?

No. That's why we're in a mess.

22 posted on 06/17/2010 7:24:19 PM PDT by HospiceNurse
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To: MaggieCarta

That was a pretty pathetic post.

1. For starters, assuming she wins the GOP nomination, and actually were elected, would she finish a 4 year term?

I expect she would. As president she wouldn’t be BANKRUPTED by frivolous ethics complaints. If you had bothered to do ANY research, you would realize that Alaska law prohibts the governor from using any state money of any kind to defense against these complaints.

2. I also want a satisfactory answer to the question of precisely what role Todd Palin played in the AK governorship.

So, what is the accusation? You asked a question with the answer already made up in your mind. DO a little research.

3. She has serious ethics problems. Yes, yes, yes, I know the Palinista mantra: “The complaints are frivolous.”
No, they are not. The ethics issue was the centerpiece of Mrs Palin’s campaign. Did she not read the law that she championed and eventually signed? Yeah, that’s what we need—more pols in Washington who don’t read (and understand) the legislation before them. (BTW—I think the AK ethics law was rather vaguely written, which is why there were so many complaints—in order to define the legislation. I could be wrong)

You are WRONG! Palin something like 16-0 on these complaints. And the people hearing the complaints are NOT her friends. No one managed to find anything to “pin” on her.

4. Based on her conduct in the most egregious of the ethics complaints (”Troopergate”) I think she would misuse the office of POTUS in a similar fashion.

You need to educate yourself a lot better. She did nothing wrong.

5. Face it, Mrs Palin has more personal baggage than an airport carousel at peak flight time. This has been and will continue to be used against her.

Palin has been the victim of the most intense “scandal-hunt” that I have ever seen. (I’m 47.)

And they found NOTHING, except a working family (who have their own everyday problems in life) who decided to get involved and do something about bad government. The real reason she is so popular is that she is one of us, and we’re almost envious because she is DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT. Unlike yourself, who is sitting behind your keyboard denigrating her.


23 posted on 06/17/2010 7:25:34 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: GoCards
We have BOZO in office

That's 2 responses that only make the claim for Palin that she isn't Obama. Like Obama wasn't Bush. I would like to vote FOR someone, not just against someone.

24 posted on 06/17/2010 7:28:19 PM PDT by HospiceNurse
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To: MaggieCarta

Governor Sarah Palin’s Accomplishments

Energy Independence, Development, and Environmental Stewardship

*Governor Palin’s cornerstone accomplishment is AGIA (Alaska Gasline Inducement Act). During the Palin administration, TransCanada and Exxon formed an alliance to build a natural gas pipeline from Alaska to the Lower 48. Under Governor Palin’s governance, the project was expanded and revised from what previous governors had proposed with an open policy process for the Alaskan people. More progress was made on this effort than in the previous 30 years. This is the largest private sector infrastructure project in North American history and helps put us on the path to energy independence.

*Governor Palin’s administration opened up drilling for oil and natural gas at Pt. Thompson for the first time in decades.

*Governor Palin created the Alaska’s Petroleum Integrity Office to oversee all aspects of energy development and to make sure oilfield equipment was safe to operate and a Climate Change Subcabinet to comprehensively and honestly evaluate climate change.

Fiscal Conservatism

*Governor Palin reduced earmark requests for the state of Alaska by 80% during her administration, requesting only earmarks that would benefit the country as a whole.

* Governor Palin reduced spending in her budget for Fiscal Year 2010 by more than one billion dollars from the previous governor’s Fiscal Year 2007 budget, a 9.5% real reduction in spending. Her FY2010 budget was $10.57 billion compared to Governor Murkowski’s FY2007 budget of nearly $11.7 billion. At the same time, she fulfilled her campaign promise to forward fund education, allowing districts greater flexibility and predictability in their planning.

*Governor Palin opposed much of the “stimulus”, wanting only to accept 55% of the money allocated to Alaska, specifically only dollars dedicated to infrastructure [projects. Although the Alaskan legislature ultimately overturned her veto, she stood firm on her commitment to help Alaska to become more self-sufficient while not adding to not add to the skyrocketing national debt.

* Governor Palin invested $5 billion in state savings.

Walking the Walk on Fiscal Responsibility

*Governor Palin sold the private jet purchased by the previous governor. She state it was an unnecessary financial burden on the state and was unable to land on many of the state’s landing strips.

* To cut costs that would be incurred by continuing to use a personal driver like previous governors, the governor drove herself from Wasilla to her office in Anchorage. She also dismissed the governor’s personal chef stationed in Juneau, Alaska’s capital.

* Governor Palin accepted less state per diem for herself and her family than her predecessors even though she had a larger family.

10th Amendment Advocacy/Promotion of State Constitution

*Showing that she is a strong supporter of the 10th amendment, Governor Palin advocated for the sovereignty of the state of Alaska.

*Governor Palin’s administration sued the federal government for placing the polar bear on the endangered species list, as this restriction affected energy development which would increase energy costs.

*A Constitutionalist, Governor Palin signed Alaska’s Clear and Equitable Share (ACES) bill into law. The Alaska constitution states that the Alaskan people own the oil and other resources. This law ensures that the “owners”, the people of Alaska, receive a clear and equitable share of oil profits.

National Defense/Veterans

*Governor Palin supported ground-based missile defense Ft Greely and other Alaskan Bases around to protect America from America’s enemies. She criticized the Obama administration for cuts that they made to this national defense system.

*Governor Palin, with Senators Murkowski and Begich, fought for retirement benefits from the federal government that were due to the Alaska Territorial Guard members who fought during World War II. These benefits were eventually rewarded to these veterans by the federal government.

* Governor Palin visited Alaskan soldiers in Kosovo and Kuwait.

Transparency/Anti-Corruption

*Governor Palin signed bipartisan ethics reform legislation into law that helped to hold both the legislative and executive branches accountable.

*Governor Palin put the state checkbook online, allowing all constituents to see how state money was being spent.

Health Care

*Governor Palin introduced health care transparency legislation which aimed at putting information in the hands of consumers about cost and quality of health care as a way to make health care consumer driven and accessible.

Sanctity and Dignity of All Life

* Governor Palin strongly supported both parental consent and parental notification legislation.

*Governor Palin increased educational funding for special needs’ children.

*Governor Palin implemented the Senior Benefits Program to support low income seniors.

Positions Held while Governor

* Chairman of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission.

*Vice Chair of the National Governors Association Natural Resource Committee.

* She served as chair of the Alaska Conservation Commission, which regulates Alaska’s most valuable non-renewable resources: oil and gas. She was elected by her peers to serve as president of the Alaska Conference of Mayors. In this role, she worked with local, state and federal officials to promote solutions to the needs of Alaska’s communities.

She exposed legal violations and conflicts of interest of Alaska Republican leaders, including the former state Attorney General and the State GOP Chairman (who was also an Oil & Gas Commissioner), who was doing work for the party on public time and supplying a lobbyist with a sensitive e-mail. Several went to jail.

Governor Palin signed several pieces of legislation and resolutions during July 2009. They were:

•SB-125: Encourage aerospace development in AK
•SB-177: Extend sunset for sport fishing guides and address harvest data collection
•Pro-energy development and missile defense resolutions

HJR-27: Alaska a Sovereign State
HJR-25: Hydro-Electric a Renewable Resource
HJR-28: Oppose Federal Restriction on Oil and Gas Development
HJR-12: Support Missile Defense System
•SB-88: Power cost equalization
•Defending Second Amendment rights.

SB-201: Extends Concealed Carry Permit Expiration to 5 Years from Birthday
HJR-17: Urges Congress not to pass HR-45.The federal legislation would put burdensome licensing and registration controls on individual gun owners.
SJR-10: Urges Congress to pass S-371. The legislation was to ensure that citizens of each state who are licensed or authorized by their home state to carry a concealed weapon, could do so in another state as long as they comply with the laws of that state.
SJR-3: The resolution expresses support to Congress for repealing the ban on carrying a firearm on National Park Service lands.
•SB-3 Requiring information sharing between two agencies.
•HRJ-19 Supports requirement of escort for loaded tankers traversing Prince William Sound.
•The Governor appointed 29 people to boards, commissions and councils and made three judicial appointments between July 6, 2009 and July 26, 2009.

Governor Palin’s total appointments for 2009 was123, including 116 to boards, commissions and councils, five judicial appointments, one legislative and one attorney general. Governor Palin averaged one appointment every 1.67 days during 2009.
•The Governor vetoed $28.6 million in stimulus money that would have involved federal interference with the state of Alaska.
Governor Palin signed bills removing experience caps on teacher’s salaries and extending boat safety programs.

Governor Palin signed legislation that gave struggling charter schools a one-year grace period to increase enrollments or integrate with other charter schools. She also signed legislation that authorizes Alaska “to enroll in the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children.”

Governor Palin signed legislation granting birth certificates for stillborn babies

Governor Palin signed legislation authorizing the state to fund retirement benefits for Alaska Territorial Guard veterans. The federal government ceased funding benefits on April 1, 2009

Governor Palin signed legislation safeguarding student loans

Sarah Palin was Commander of the Alaska National Guard. Alaska is the first line of defense in our missile interceptor defense system. The 49th Missile Defense Battalion of the Alaska National Guard is the first line of defense unit that protects the entire nation from ballistic missile attacks. It’s on permanent active duty, unlike other Guard units in the United States. As governor of Alaska, Palin was briefed on highly classified military issues, homeland security, and counterterrorism daily.

Governor Palin was the commander in chief of the Alaska State Defense Force (ASDF), a federally recognized militia incorporated into Homeland Security’s counterterrorism plans.

In November of 2007, a Russian Bear Bomber Penetrated Alaska’s air space. Governor Palin was notified and sent the brand new F-22 Raptor Stealth Fighter from the 90th Fighter Squadron to intercept it and escort it out of Alaskan air space.


25 posted on 06/17/2010 7:28:52 PM PDT by Retired Intelligence Officer
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To: MaggieCarta

My biggest concern is that we will make the same mistake as the libtards did by voting for a blank slate because we really LIKE someone.

I would like her to grow into the position. She has the time.


26 posted on 06/17/2010 7:31:27 PM PDT by HospiceNurse
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To: HospiceNurse

It was only in response to you claiming Palin isnt ready. Obama is? Surely, at the very least, you can admit if Bama can so can Palin. In given the choice between the two. Do you have to think about it.

Who is your choice right now?


27 posted on 06/17/2010 8:04:20 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: HospiceNurse
Why don't you tell everyone why you don't think she's ready. Wait, I'll paraphrase your own words for you: she needs a better education. She needs at least a masters degree. her real world experience is meaningless unless she has an advanced degree.

Do you still stand by your elitist assertion?

28 posted on 06/17/2010 8:06:37 PM PDT by rintense
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To: HospiceNurse

Post 25. Please respond.


29 posted on 06/17/2010 8:22:43 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: rintense

I believe she has had an inferior education for the CEO of the most powerful nation on Earth. I was not being elitist. She took 5 years and 4 colleges to get a journalism degree. She would need more education to be an elementary school teacher.


30 posted on 06/17/2010 9:24:40 PM PDT by HospiceNurse
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To: HospiceNurse

So the length it takes as well as how many schools is an indicator of someone’s intelligence or future success? If a nurse had the same length/schools, would she be any less of a nurse? How about a teacher? Lawyer?


31 posted on 06/17/2010 9:27:07 PM PDT by rintense
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To: HospiceNurse

Nothing that is taught in any college prepares anyone to be a president.

Work is what teaches people to achieve, but even that often fails.
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32 posted on 06/17/2010 9:28:17 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: HospiceNurse

Kinda like someone from Eureka College, whose career was in entertainment, wanting to be president.


33 posted on 06/17/2010 9:30:41 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Lakeshark
Post 25. Please respond.

You mean the spam post 25? You have pretty much answered my original question. No we can not even respectfully criticize Palin. She is the new conservative messiah. (Like Fred Thompson before her). Coincidently, they both support John McCain.

34 posted on 06/17/2010 9:33:36 PM PDT by HospiceNurse
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To: 9YearLurker
Kinda like someone from Eureka College

If Palin had been a successful eight year CEO of one of the largest economies in the world, I think she would be ready to be President.

35 posted on 06/17/2010 9:39:37 PM PDT by HospiceNurse
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To: HospiceNurse

Ah, but that wasn’t the source of your criticism. Getting the new pipeline was a big accomplishment for any governor, and if you were honest you’d acknowledge that she came out clean on all those ethics charges that the Dem operatives trumped up on her—because they fear her as the most effective pol our side has had in decades.


36 posted on 06/17/2010 9:48:57 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: rintense
So the length it takes as well as how many schools is an indicator of someone’s intelligence or future success?

In the real world, yes. It is one of the first things looked for on a resume.

37 posted on 06/17/2010 9:59:03 PM PDT by HospiceNurse
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

...only matched by the self-righteous obnoxiousness of many of her supporters.


38 posted on 06/17/2010 10:00:28 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: 9YearLurker
Getting the new pipeline was a big accomplishment for any governor,

The pipeline contracts are still being negotiated by the current Governor of Alaska. There are two competing organizations. No commitments have been made to build and any building won't start, if ever, until 2016 to 2020. More unfinished business

39 posted on 06/17/2010 10:09:34 PM PDT by HospiceNurse
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

‘’The critics’, I hope she craps in their grits every morning.


40 posted on 06/17/2010 10:10:50 PM PDT by Waco
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To: HospiceNurse

Her trusted lieutenant is handling things now and was given a valuable jump on the next gubernatorial election. You sound like Paul Begala trying to find something to blame her for.


41 posted on 06/17/2010 10:15:51 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: MaggieCarta

You’ve bought in to the jourbalist’s meme. And you’re happy about it.


42 posted on 06/17/2010 10:21:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ignorance must be bliss.

Either way, she's coming off as a complete DU troll.
43 posted on 06/17/2010 10:32:58 PM PDT by Uncle Ivan (Alea iacta est)
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To: 9YearLurker
Her trusted lieutenant

You're delusional

44 posted on 06/17/2010 11:17:31 PM PDT by HospiceNurse
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To: Lakeshark
Where do you get this crap. I know you voted for Baldwin, and you think Rabadash is a good person, but honestly where do you get this crap? You sound like a full thoroughbred Kos kiddie.

'shark! How's it hangin', homes? If I'd known you were going to swim by, I'd have stayed up later last night!

To which "crap" are you referring? Please be more specific.

Have a great day!

45 posted on 06/18/2010 3:09:09 AM PDT by MaggieCarta (I'm never fully dressed without a snark.)
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To: GoCards
All used against her from you..... Wow. and you are on our side?

Apparently not, if "our side" means looking at politicians with uncritical, unadulterated slobber love.

46 posted on 06/18/2010 3:14:47 AM PDT by MaggieCarta (I'm never fully dressed without a snark.)
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To: MaggieCarta

regurgitate Rat talking points

doesn’t that leave a foul taste in your mouth?

surprised you didn’t tell us she said she could see Russia from her front porch

“Face it, Mrs Palin has more personal baggage than an airport carousel at peak flight time. This has been and will continue to be used against her”

yes, and Geroge W Bush is an idiot.

stop listening to them

focus on what the lady actually says and does....not what the managed media presents

here is your first clue

she is pro life

Trig is actually her child....


47 posted on 06/18/2010 3:25:20 AM PDT by kralcmot (my tagline died with Terri)
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To: HospiceNurse

Seriously?

Sarah Palin has been more thoroughly vetted than any politician in my memory. And I’m 50.

We should make it a requirement that all pols in the country be so vetted.


48 posted on 06/18/2010 3:31:54 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: reasonisfaith
(mc's original commentary in bold italics. reasonisfaith's responses in standard italics. mc responses in regular font)

“For starters, assuming she wins the GOP nomination, and actually were elected, would she finish a 4 year term?”

Given her record of upholding her duties to the Alaskan people, and the fact that a president is shielded from the kind of attacks in the form of moronic ethics charges she endured as governor—yes, without question.

Hello? The ethics charges were not "moronic". IMHO, the legislation itself was "moronic". The AK law was vaguely written, which is one reason why there were so many complaints filed. Ethics reform was one of the centerpieces of the Palin gubernatorial campaign. Ergo, she needed to conduct herself a little more circumspectly.

“I also want a satisfactory answer to the question of precisely what role Todd Palin played in the AK governorship.”

But you will only call it “satisfactory” not when it’s the simple truth but when it does her real damage, regardless of how false it is.

Well, what is the truth? You have no problem with an unelected spouse sitting in on meetings and being a "Shadow Governor"? Sorry, but I do. We will simply continue disagree on this.

“She has serious ethics problems. The ethics issue was the centerpiece of Mrs Palin’s campaign. Did she not read the law that she championed and eventually signed? Yeah, that’s what we need—more pols in Washington who don’t read (and understand) the legislation before them. (BTW—I think the AK ethics law was rather vaguely written, which is why there were so many complaints—in order to define the legislation. I could be wrong)”

The only reason she was targeted in such a way was that her attackers followed the Alinsky advice of using your enemy’s methods against him. (Oh, I get it—political judo. Real genius, Saul. Duhh. You doofus.)

Oh, Bravo Sierra. Mrs Palin used her office to retaliate against a soon to be ex-family member, among other things. Yeah, just keep up the "she was Alinskyed" line. Again, she needed to behave better.

“Based on her conduct in the most egregious of the ethics complaints (Troopergate) I think she would misuse the office of POTUS in a similar fashion.”

I think you’re using your keyboard in an illegal manner. So I think you would also use illegal drugs. (Not really, but it has as much validity as your absurd statement.)

I was going to delete this bit of lunacy, as a courtesy to you, but then, I thought "Oh, what the heck? Let it stand." I stand by my original post.

“Face it, Mrs Palin has more personal baggage than an airport carousel at peak flight time. This has been and will continue to be used against her.”

So far all you’ve done is to say, in so many words, that you hope she isn’t nominated as the Republican candidate, and you’ll throw anything at her to that end. You tend to think that if enough verbal horse manure is thrown at her it will somehow take her down.

Um...no. I didn't say that. You should realize that this interaction is not face to face, rather, it is written and posted for any willing reader to see. I merely pointed out that she will have to prevail in the primaries. You should not say "in so many words" if the person did not actually say that.

Thanks for playing. Have a great day.

49 posted on 06/18/2010 3:52:11 AM PDT by MaggieCarta (I'm never fully dressed without a snark.)
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To: Lakeshark
Again, I didn't know you were going to cruise by. (Of course, my flailing about on Palin threads is probably the same thing as smelling blood in the water)

Giggle. At least, I am an "Epic Flail"

50 posted on 06/18/2010 3:56:17 AM PDT by MaggieCarta (I'm never fully dressed without a snark.)
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