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McCain's Palin pick is the epitome of tokenism
Salon ^ | 8/30/08 | Joe Conason

Posted on 08/29/2008 7:39:05 PM PDT by DallasBiff

It is hard to think of a more cynical and contemptuous political act this year than John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential running mate. Having served as governor of Alaska for less than two years -- and as mayor of a small town before that -- her qualifications for national office are minimal.

Palin is the epitome of tokenism, exactly what conservative Republicans have always claimed to scorn, until today, as the politics of quotas and political correctness. Even Rush Limbaugh is a feminazi now (at least until Election Day).

But if Palin's résumé is limited, to put it politely, she possesses the only two qualities that McCain now seems to consider essential: She is a right-wing religious ideologue with female gender characteristics. Suddenly that is all anyone needs to qualify as a potential commander in chief of the world's most powerful military. We probably won't hear so much from now on about "experience" and "judgment," McCain's vaunted standard for the presidency until ... today. We certainly won't hear again about the "person most prepared to take my place," the phrase he has used more than once to describe his main criterion for a running mate.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alternateuniverse; breederphobia; clintonistas; conason; democrats; joeconason; mccain; newyorkpussy; obama; palin; sexistleft; unhinged
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Joey Conason spitting his usual venom. Hey Joey, get over it.
1 posted on 08/29/2008 7:39:05 PM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff

18 million cracks in the highest glass ceiling from the impact of Hillary’s face.


2 posted on 08/29/2008 7:39:59 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (18 million cracks in the highest glass ceiling from the impact of Hillary's face.)
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To: DallasBiff

Didn’t Joe Conason fellate bill krinton for the last year or two of his reign?


3 posted on 08/29/2008 7:40:56 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: DallasBiff

“McCain’s Palin pick is the epitome of tokenism”

And the Obama nomination isn’t?


4 posted on 08/29/2008 7:40:56 PM PDT by AuntB ( "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: DallasBiff

All this “sturm und drang” from the loudmouth left tells me the choice was a good one.


5 posted on 08/29/2008 7:41:09 PM PDT by Former Dodger ( "Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." --Einstein)
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To: DallasBiff
McCain's Palin pick is the epitome of tokenism

Nope, the d-rats's pick of zero bama was the height of tokenism.

6 posted on 08/29/2008 7:41:10 PM PDT by Vision Thing (Obambi meets McZilla)
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To: DallasBiff

Conason is the classic liberal hack. Whatever he says, do the opposite, and you’ll be on the right track.


7 posted on 08/29/2008 7:41:18 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: DallasBiff
McCain's Palin pick is the epitome of tokenism

LOL! Moonbats exploding on a Friday night.....don't you just love it.

8 posted on 08/29/2008 7:41:18 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (McCain/Palin v Obama Bin Biden.........thank you Lord, thank you thank you thank you.)
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To: DallasBiff
Ha ha ha. The only reason you lot nominated Obama is... Ok, that he wasn't Hillary and... that he was the most left-wing member of the US congress. Right? Right? That was your reason, honestly, wasn't it? Well, she's the most popular and the most conservative governor in America. Pure and simple.
9 posted on 08/29/2008 7:41:43 PM PDT by JasonC
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To: DallasBiff

Did an Obama supporter mention a thin resume?

Sarah Palin is more qualified than he is.


10 posted on 08/29/2008 7:41:52 PM PDT by Jaguarmike
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To: Jeff Chandler

“18 million CRACKS in the highest glass ceiling from the impact of Hillary’s face.”

I wish Hillary didn’t say that.


11 posted on 08/29/2008 7:41:59 PM PDT by Ben Reyes
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To: DallasBiff

Ha, ha, ha! Inexperience? Look who’s talking.


12 posted on 08/29/2008 7:42:07 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (No longer holding my nose to vote - McCain/Palin 2008!)
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To: Jeff Chandler; freekitty; oswegodeee; Piquaboy; 2ndDivisionVet; Clintonfatigued

They’re just jealous that Sarah Palin doesn’t have Chicago mob in her resume like their Liberal God, Messiah Osama Obama. Let them choke on it. Everyone I know is thrilled and excited and that includes RATS who loathe Osama Obama.


13 posted on 08/29/2008 7:42:12 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: HerrBlucher

If picking Palin was is the epitome of tokenism, then what the heck was picking Obama? Please!!!!!


14 posted on 08/29/2008 7:42:16 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: DallasBiff

Welcome to FR.


15 posted on 08/29/2008 7:42:34 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (CHEVY VOLT COUNTDOWN: V minus 96 Weeks. Waiting...)
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To: DallasBiff
Sorry, Joe. She has experience. So does McCain. He was a career Naval line officer.
16 posted on 08/29/2008 7:42:40 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: DallasBiff

“Having served as governor of Alaska for less than two years — and as mayor of a small town before that — her qualifications for national office are minimal.

Palin is the epitome of tokenism, exactly what conservative Republicans have always claimed to scorn,...”

If this is so...then having the JUNIOR Senator with one year of Senate experience run for the highest office of the land isnt only the epitome of tokenism cloaked as enlightenment...it is arrogance.


17 posted on 08/29/2008 7:43:09 PM PDT by donnab (don't blame me ...I supported Fred.)
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To: DallasBiff

Conason was never able to use his kneepads on Clinton, so maybe he thinks he has a shot with Obama.


18 posted on 08/29/2008 7:43:17 PM PDT by Corporate Law (<>< - Xavier Basketball, Perennial Slayer of #1 Ranked Teams)
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To: DallasBiff

Joe Conason = Sexist!


19 posted on 08/29/2008 7:43:34 PM PDT by TruthWillWin
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To: DallasBiff

What about Obama picking his daddy Biden?


20 posted on 08/29/2008 7:44:18 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: DallasBiff

The Democrats nominating Barrack Obama was the epitome of tokenism. Ferraro was right. If he wasn’t black he wouldn’t have made it out of Iowa.


21 posted on 08/29/2008 7:44:33 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo ("Give a man a fish, make him a Democrat. Teach a man to fish, make him a Republican.")
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To: DallasBiff

Translation:

Ouch, that hurts! LALLALALALALALALA! IM NOT LISTENING TO HER QUALIFICATIONS! LALALALALALA!


22 posted on 08/29/2008 7:44:33 PM PDT by Keith (Barack Obama -- Not-ready-for-prime-time)
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To: DallasBiff

Wow! He’s sexist! LOL!


23 posted on 08/29/2008 7:44:47 PM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: DallasBiff

This tactic is going to backfire on them horribly. Sarah Palin is NOT going to like this...


24 posted on 08/29/2008 7:44:47 PM PDT by LibertyRocks (BLOG: http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com ~ Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: DallasBiff
Joe Conason is the most bitter Liberal out there. It must suck to wake up and be him every day.


25 posted on 08/29/2008 7:45:11 PM PDT by OCC
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To: Jaguarmike

Heard on another thread that on some news show, one TV-face said Obama was more experienced than Palin.

The other TV-face, said, “at what?”


26 posted on 08/29/2008 7:45:21 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: DallasBiff

Pot.

Kettle.

Black.

(No racial connotation intended.)


27 posted on 08/29/2008 7:45:44 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (If Hillary is elected, her legacy will be telling the American people: Better put some ice on that.)
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To: Bobkk47

Obama was not picked. - He was elected.

Palin was picked.


28 posted on 08/29/2008 7:45:44 PM PDT by bill1952 (Obama-the only one who can make me vote McCain McCain-the only one who can make me stay at home)
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To: DallasBiff
Always a good barometer: if Salon hates it, it has to be good.........

Thank the humorless liberals for clearing things up. I miss the LA Times editorial recommendations for tipping me which way to vote on things..............

29 posted on 08/29/2008 7:45:54 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Bobkk47
If picking Palin was is the epitome of tokenism, then what the heck was picking Obama? Please!!!!!

That is part of the genius of the Palin pick, they knew she would be attacked for inexperience and each time it was raised the ball would go right back to bambi, who has even less experience and he is the top of the ticket. The moonbats cannot attack Palin without attacking their own candidate at the same time.

30 posted on 08/29/2008 7:46:08 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (McCain/Palin v Obama Bin Biden.........thank you Lord, thank you thank you thank you.)
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To: Corporate Law

Conason takes it in the butt. Nothing more than some screaming queen having a snit fit.


31 posted on 08/29/2008 7:46:17 PM PDT by boop (Democracy is the theory that the people get the government they deserve, good and hard.)
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To: DallasBiff
Palin O'bama is the epitome of tokenism, exactly what conservative Republicans liberal Deomcrats have always claimed to scorn, until today,....

But if Palin'sO'Bama's résumé is limited, to put it politely, she possesses the only two qualities that McCain MSM now seems to consider essential: She is a rightleft-wing religious ideologue with female gender black racial characteristics.

32 posted on 08/29/2008 7:46:21 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: ExTexasRedhead

The same people were singing a far different tune about Geraldine Ferraro.


33 posted on 08/29/2008 7:46:31 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: DallasBiff

Joe Conason is the epitome of a political hack.


34 posted on 08/29/2008 7:46:31 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("John McCain has a birthday but he gives US the present.")
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To: DallasBiff

“Joe Conason”

Ahem...Who??


35 posted on 08/29/2008 7:47:12 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Fight Crime. Shoot Back.)
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To: DallasBiff

AWESOME! They’re completely disintegrating.


36 posted on 08/29/2008 7:47:47 PM PDT by Rutles4Ever (Ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia, et ubi ecclesia vita eterna!)
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To: DallasBiff
Having served as governor of Alaska for less than two years -- and as mayor of a small town before that -- her qualifications for national office are minimal. Palin is the epitome of tokenism. . . .

Having served as a senator from Illinois for less than four years, rarely showing up for work during that time--and as a state legislator before that--his qualifications for national office are minimal (especially for the #1 office, not the #2). Obama is the epitome of tokenism.

37 posted on 08/29/2008 7:47:52 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Hoisting the Dems on their own petard.)
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To: DallasBiff
"Palin Obama is the epitome of tokenism, exactly what conservative Republicans liberal Democrats have always claimed..."

There, fixed it.

38 posted on 08/29/2008 7:48:00 PM PDT by CASchack
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To: HerrBlucher
"LOL! Moonbats exploding on a Friday night.....don't you just love it."

I love it. Did you hear the noise earlier today when the news came out that Palin would be McCain's running mate, yep....the was all the Dems / Liberals heads exploding.

I am so happy that McCain has chosen Palin as his running mate. A great day for Republicans / Conservatives, IMHO

39 posted on 08/29/2008 7:48:02 PM PDT by deadhead (God Bless Our Troops and Veterans)
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To: DallasBiff
Ya, Obama’s “community organizing” so surpasses that of a sitting governor...

These people are so blind it is amazing. Keep it up! The American public isn't as stupid as you seem to think.

40 posted on 08/29/2008 7:48:20 PM PDT by DB
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To: Vision Thing
Nope, the d-rats's pick of zero bama was the height of tokenism.

Even the rats knew better. They chose Hillary, but their bosses saw things otherwise.

41 posted on 08/29/2008 7:48:26 PM PDT by GVnana ("They're still analyzing the first guy. What do I have to worry about?" - GWB)
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To: HerrBlucher
LOL! Moonbats exploding on a Friday night.....don't you just love it.

I do love it! This is the most fun I've had since Rush auctioned off the letter on Ebay.

42 posted on 08/29/2008 7:48:34 PM PDT by adversarial (the pros and cons of voting for)
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To: DallasBiff

Democrat hacks hate her. Can’t get a better endorsement.


43 posted on 08/29/2008 7:48:52 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: DallasBiff
THIS is why they are so damn scared... The screen shot below is of the AOL/Political Machine Straw Poll taken at approx. 9:10 p.m. (CST) tonight (about 1/2 an hour ago)... (To see the full-size screenshot, just click on the picture below)

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44 posted on 08/29/2008 7:49:19 PM PDT by LibertyRocks (BLOG: http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com ~ Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: DallasBiff

147 days in the US Senate and a state senator before that. But this candidate wont be a heart beat away from the presidency. No experience whatsoever.


45 posted on 08/29/2008 7:49:26 PM PDT by Bulldawg Fan (Victory is the last thing Murtha and his fellow Defeatists want.)
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To: DallasBiff

The rats are really squirming.


46 posted on 08/29/2008 7:49:41 PM PDT by purpleraine
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To: DallasBiff

“It is hard to think of a more cynical and contemptuous political act this year than John McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential running mate.”

Oh, it pales in comparison to the Dems. plucking an obscure state senator from Illinois and sticking him on national television as their keynote speaker at the 2004 convention. Purely trying build a name for an unknown black politician of no accomplishment.

Still of no accomplishment.

Palin has many commendable accomplishments which she earned on her own.


47 posted on 08/29/2008 7:49:51 PM PDT by Will88 (.)
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To: DallasBiff

I thought this skeevey gank had long since died from AIDS or some other puke venereal disorder. Surprised he’s still wasting air.


48 posted on 08/29/2008 7:50:13 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: DallasBiff
The liberals get all upset over a.... woman! Even Hillary Clinton liked her! Why doesn't Joe Conason?

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

49 posted on 08/29/2008 7:51:06 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: DallasBiff
her qualifications for national office are minimal.

And Barry's Hussein's qualifications are...?

50 posted on 08/29/2008 7:51:10 PM PDT by South40
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