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New York Times ^ | August 30, 2008 | MATTHEW CONTINETTI

Posted on 08/29/2008 11:03:19 PM PDT by ricks_place

Denver - THE country is at war. The economy is in shambles. The Republican Party is weaker than it has been in decades. So whom does John McCain choose as his vice presidential nominee? A former beauty queen turned governor from Alaska.

Think the 47-year-old Barack Obama is too inexperienced to be president? Mr. McCain says the 44-year-old Sarah Palin, who has two years fewer of experience as governor than Mr. Obama has as a senator from Illinois, is up to the job.

Concerned that Americans do not know enough about Mr. Obama, who spent part of his childhood overseas and went to private school in Hawaii? Ms. Palin is a total unknown who also hails from a noncontiguous state, one most people know only from watching Animal Planet. And that state is steeped in corruption and oil money. Its senior senator is under indictment. They try to build bridges to nowhere there. What on earth was Mr. McCain thinking?

Here’s what: The only way for him to win this election is to break with the national Republican Party. Mr. McCain needs to recast the party in his own image: anticorruption, pro-reform and fiscally and socially conservative.

In recent weeks, Republican strategists have urged Mr. McCain to run against the Democrats who control Congress. But that isn’t enough for Mr. McCain. By picking Ms. Palin, he has signaled that he will campaign against the Republicans in Congress, too.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alternateuniverse; continetti; electionpresident; matthewcontinetti; mccain; palin; sexistleft; unhinged
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OMG! Sarah Palin is beautiful, has two more years executive experience than Obama, lives in a noncontiguous state only known through Animal Planet, unvetted by the Times, fought corruption, canceled a bridge to nowhere! Liberals are apoplectic . The New York Times must be readying another staff reduction.
1 posted on 08/29/2008 11:03:19 PM PDT by ricks_place
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To: ricks_place
He's right! Throw out Ted Stevens and throw out Don Young! Throw all the RINOs out! And the Dems too!

"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

2 posted on 08/29/2008 11:05:53 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: ricks_place

“The only way for him to win this election is to break with the national Republican Party.”

Sure. sure. Tomorrow. Yeah, whatever.

This has completely unhinged them.


3 posted on 08/29/2008 11:08:08 PM PDT by OpusatFR (As we bicker about faith, the faithful are witnesses by their martydom.)
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To: OpusatFR
The only way to save the Republican Party is to purge it of its pork barons!

"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

4 posted on 08/29/2008 11:10:14 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: ricks_place

Looks like Matthew is INContinetti over this.

Cripes, what a raving windbag. This passes for journalism? More like the ravings of a 5 year old.


5 posted on 08/29/2008 11:12:18 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Been here before)
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To: ricks_place

A supposed news media that couldn’t find anything negative in Obama’s past in the months leading up to his nomination has gone totally negative on Palin.

To put it succinctly, they stink.


6 posted on 08/29/2008 11:12:24 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Sarah Palin has no experience as a community organizer.)
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To: ricks_place
The economy is in shambles.

No kidding. The soup line where we all have to eat now has only wiener-water soup. Everyone in town is unemployed, and we've all lost our houses. The last job in town moved to China yesterday.


7 posted on 08/29/2008 11:14:10 PM PDT by Nick Danger (www.swiftvets.com)
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To: OpusatFR

Unhinged is right. LOL. This guy (?) is totally hysterical. Liberals are so funny when they’re in a losing position. McCain’s pick is giving him the vapors, I do believe. I love it!


8 posted on 08/29/2008 11:14:52 PM PDT by MagnoliaMS
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To: ricks_place
Liberals are apoplectic .

Between Mr Continetti's rant, the cheering of the Hillary bloggers, rave reviews from the FR Bang List and the two SF lesbians on the local news saying that they are voting McCain, this election cycle just got a lot more fun.

0 Man, you have a problem. (That's a zero btw.)

9 posted on 08/29/2008 11:15:40 PM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF ("Gun Control" is not about the guns. "Illegal Immigration" is not about the immigration)
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To: ricks_place
What on earth was Mr. McCain thinking?

Checkmate?

Home run?

Knockout punch?

Inside straight against two pair?

Thinking that he just handed Obama's ass back to him on a platter?

Love watching the MSM and DNC in high panic mode

10 posted on 08/29/2008 11:16:25 PM PDT by Domandred (McCain's 'R' is a typo that has never been corrected)
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To: popdonnelly

Yes, as was posted on another thread, the selection of Sarah Palin, got the expected “knee jerk” response from the Dems and the MSM.

Now, come tomorrow they have to look in the mirror and realize that the faults they find with Palin are x2 when you look at O-man.

I wonder if they will then (1) begin to do the job of the media and explore O-man or (2) hush their lips.

LOL


11 posted on 08/29/2008 11:20:38 PM PDT by lowbuck
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To: Nick Danger

Darn those soup lines. And to think that Sarah Palin just passed every resident of Alaska an oil and gas bonus of $1200.00!!

Go figure? The Slimes is losing it.


12 posted on 08/29/2008 11:21:11 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: ricks_place

AND they are not going to be able to cast Sarah Palin as an unknown, like their precious Obama. I’ve already learned enough about her to have a darned good idea who she is. Obama is still a zero that we know nothing about, and he’s still hiding things.

By the way, haven’t seen anyone mention this, although I may have just missed it. But he was going to have Michelle and Grandma as his advisors. Just where WAS Grandma during the convention? The families are usually shown on camera. I didn’t see Grandma, or hear anything mentioned about her, although admittedly I could only stand to watch very little of it.


13 posted on 08/29/2008 11:21:56 PM PDT by MagnoliaMS
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To: ricks_place
ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! LOL!...this is drivin' em crazy....the reporter, should be committed...or retire.....

the Karaoke (AP/NYT/WaPo/ABCNNBcBS/pBS/FauxNC) Journalists are @ it again.

14 posted on 08/29/2008 11:23:12 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (If you aren't "advancing" your arguments,your losing "the battle of Ideas"...libs,hates the facts 8^)
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To: ricks_place
Mr. McCain says the 44-year-old Sarah Palin, who has two years fewer of experience as governor than Mr. Obama has as a senator from Illinois, is up to the job.

Makes her two years older than another "governor for just 2 years" who seemed to cope fairly well with the transition from VP to President in the first year of his term.


15 posted on 08/29/2008 11:23:39 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (It's not a police state if a civilian making death threats against cops gets a 5 day suspension.)
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To: ricks_place

“The economy is in shambles.”

The economy is growing at 3.3%. Things could be a whole lot better, but shambles? I’m just old enough to (barely) remember the Carter years. My family lived on spaghetti dinners three nights a week. My dad had four jobs close up under him in three years. Our heating bills were killing us and the President told us to lower the thermostat and put on a sweater. THAT was a shambles, Mr. Continetti.

Sometimes, I just want to smack these people. I really do.


16 posted on 08/29/2008 11:25:22 PM PDT by DemforBush
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To: ricks_place

This entire article is full of horse pucky.

Mayor is an executive office. Governor is an executive office.


17 posted on 08/29/2008 11:28:42 PM PDT by wastedyears (Show me your precious darlings, and I will crush them all)
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To: Domandred

I’m thinking more like a losing in the top of the ninth then hitting a 3-run homerun to take the lead by two runs and win the game... choice.


18 posted on 08/29/2008 11:31:48 PM PDT by wastedyears (Show me your precious darlings, and I will crush them all)
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To: headstamp 2

I do believe that the New Jerk Slimes is Stuck Way Beyond Stoopid.


19 posted on 08/29/2008 11:32:39 PM PDT by OKIEDOC (OBAMA aka Post Turtle the Forest Gump of American Politics ABORTION -Liberal Child Abuse.)
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To: Oztrich Boy

My big reservation on T.R. was his push for nationalized healthcare.

Other than that, I’d love to see a modern-day Theodore Roosevelt.


20 posted on 08/29/2008 11:33:55 PM PDT by wastedyears (Show me your precious darlings, and I will crush them all)
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To: ricks_place
"a noncontiguous state, one most people know only from watching Animal Planet."

Leave it to a elite snob for the two-front insult: A backwards state, and a dumb public.

21 posted on 08/29/2008 11:34:09 PM PDT by endthematrix (Congress, Get Off Your Gas, And Drill!)
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To: DemforBush

Hey now, what’s wrong with spaghetti dinners three nights a week? Heck, I woulda loved to be part of your family then. I’d be over those three nights.

=D


22 posted on 08/29/2008 11:34:52 PM PDT by wastedyears (Show me your precious darlings, and I will crush them all)
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To: ricks_place
Listening to Jimmy Carter refer to Obama as “Boy” yesterday made me almost think he was talking about a jungle safari or Tarzan movie.
23 posted on 08/29/2008 11:36:14 PM PDT by OKIEDOC (OBAMA aka Post Turtle the Forest Gump of American Politics ABORTION -Liberal Child Abuse.)
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To: Domandred
Paraprasing Obama's immortal lines (lifted from The Untouchables - 1987)

"If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun"

But if they bring a woman you are toast!

24 posted on 08/29/2008 11:46:17 PM PDT by ricks_place
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To: jveritas; FARS; Ernest_at_the_Beach; knighthawk; Marine_Uncle; SandRat; Steel Wolf; CAP; ...
The experience/B.S issue ping.

When it was Obama's level of experience, Democrats said it didn't matter for Obama. This was despite the fact that McCain had more time in the men's room in congress than Obama had in his total time in congress when Obama decided he had enough experience to be president. McCain had more time in the chow line in the Navy than Obama has in congress. Now, they want us to believe than the tiny amount more experience in time Obama has is so significant that Palin is disqualified. B.S.

25 posted on 08/29/2008 11:55:35 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Obama: vain, mercurial, inexperienced, aloof, condescending, doctrinaire, and Reverend Wright's son.)
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To: popdonnelly

What does the fact that Alaska is a non-contiguous state have to do with anything? Obama grew up, or at least went to high school, in a non-contiguous state. What is their point?


26 posted on 08/29/2008 11:58:38 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“What does the fact that Alaska is a non-contiguous state have to do with anything?”

Figuring out liberal thinking is above my paygrade.


27 posted on 08/30/2008 12:02:36 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Sarah Palin has no experience as a community organizer.)
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To: endthematrix
Palin="a noncontiguous state, one most people know only from watching Animal Planet."

Hussien=Hawaii/Kenya="a noncontiguous state, one most people know only from watching Animal Planet National Geographic and Hawaii 5-0."

28 posted on 08/30/2008 12:02:53 AM PDT by politicalwit (AKA... A Tradition Continues...Now a Hoosier Freeper)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
What does the fact that Alaska is a non-contiguous state have to do with anything? Obama grew up, or at least went to high school, in a non-contiguous state. What is their point?

I think their point is a sophisticated blend of full blown "Ohhhhhhh shiiiiiiiiitte" panic and "I'm want to go cuddle with my framed portrait of Obama, take a bottle of sleeping pills, and cry myself to sleep" depression.

29 posted on 08/30/2008 12:11:10 AM PDT by Steel Wolf ("There are moderate Muslims, but Islam itself is not moderate" Ibn Warraq)
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To: MagnoliaMS

Unhinged is THE word. lol

She’s beautiful, smart, and is a tomboy.

I never thought I would see someone so qualified, and beautiful, from the NW.

Giving “them” the vapors is a wonderful understatemment.

It’s so good to see you. ;o)


30 posted on 08/30/2008 12:11:52 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Proud supporter of GEORGIA)
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To: elhombrelibre

Palin has waaaay more experience than the O man.

We’re talking years more of executive experience.

However, if you wish to include radical activism years, he’s on top.

Stanley Kurtz...go there.


31 posted on 08/30/2008 12:15:57 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Proud supporter of GEORGIA)
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To: ricks_place

Wow, these male lib writers sure are quakin in their boots over Sarah!


32 posted on 08/30/2008 12:21:08 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Obama wanted to toss a few Christians to lions for a finale, but MSNBC wouldn't let him.)
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To: elhombrelibre

Let’s just face it, and call a spade a spade...

Obama is Soro’s puppet.

I understand that I can be banned for saying so.


33 posted on 08/30/2008 12:21:29 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Proud supporter of GEORGIA)
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To: Darkwolf377

I haven’t seen you in a while.

It’s so good to see you. ;io)


34 posted on 08/30/2008 12:22:36 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Proud supporter of GEORGIA)
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To: dixiechick2000

It’s good to be seen... :P


35 posted on 08/30/2008 12:27:36 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 ("Palin's too inexperienced, so I'm voting for Obama!" -- Dem bumper sticker?)
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To: dixiechick2000
The experience debate reminds me of the military service one we've had over the years. When George H. W. Bush was running against Clinton, military experience, we were assured, didn't matter. When it was Dole's experience versus Clinton, it didn't matter. To Clinton supporters, Quayle's having served in the National Guard was insufficient military experience. Clinton's dodging the draft was irrelevant. When it was “war hero” Kerry versus George W. Bush who hadn't been in Vietnam, Liberals told us that military experience matters. Now, with McCain's military career - 22 years - versus the former street organizer Obama, military experience is irrelevant in the MSM and DNC mind. They're doing the same types of inconsistent arguments against Sarah, but I don't think they'll get away with it.
36 posted on 08/30/2008 12:32:50 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Obama: vain, mercurial, inexperienced, aloof, condescending, doctrinaire, and Reverend Wright's son.)
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To: elhombrelibre
It's almost humorous to watch the Democrats in the media implode over this. They are absolutely furious and are unable to conceal their bile.

Seriously, it appears that McCain has hit a home run. There's no way the media would be this angry and surly if he hadn't.

37 posted on 08/30/2008 12:34:39 AM PDT by Allegra (Prayers up for all in Gustav's path. Please be safe.)
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To: Allegra
I couldn't agree more. I remember whenever the US used to upset the old Soviet butchers with some criticism. I thought whenever they're getting indignant you're hitting a profound truth that they cannot stand. A few years later I began to see the same thing with Democrats. This is just the beginning of their anger. They're going to get much worse and much more vicious. Obama is convinced that he had this election wrapped up. He picked Biden as the safe bet. It exposed his insecurities. Picking Palin shows McCain is playing to win and wants to win with a real conservative. He's not afraid. This is going to be interesting.
38 posted on 08/30/2008 12:49:32 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Obama: vain, mercurial, inexperienced, aloof, condescending, doctrinaire, and Reverend Wright's son.)
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To: dixiechick2000

Hey, dc. Long time no see. Great to “see” you, too. What a wonderful day yesterday was! Today may be even better, seeing all these totally unhinged liberals.

Obama/Biden sure did look stunned and depressed yesterday. Couldn’t help noticing Obama’s nose was about 6 inches lower yesterday p.m., rather than stuck so high in the air. LOL.


39 posted on 08/30/2008 12:54:34 AM PDT by MagnoliaMS
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To: Salvation

Ohhhh yeahhhh - lovinnnn this!!!

AN unexpected outta the park home run by Johnny Mac, this is.

the conservatives who were going to stay home, com early November just got a PRO-LIFE, PRO NRA reason to do otherwise, while the conservatives like me who were going to hold their noses and vote for Mac plus whoever = not obama...we will now breathe a lot more freely.

And the disenchanted demonrat “hildabeast” supporters?

Hmmmm - wonder how many of them are going to cross the aisle just this once in order to be a part of REAL history in the making?

5 million? 7 million? 10 million?

that may be about half the GOP ticket’s margin of victory, IMHO!


40 posted on 08/30/2008 1:12:49 AM PDT by AmericanArchConservative (Armour on, Lances high, Swords out, Bows drawn, Shields front ... Eagles UP!)
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To: Nick Danger

41 posted on 08/30/2008 1:31:20 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: ricks_place

“The economy is in shambles.”

No, at 3.3 %, only they lying jackasses at the NYT are feelin the pinch of a “shambles” economy.

Die, lying scum, die.


42 posted on 08/30/2008 1:34:26 AM PDT by Keith (Barack Obama -- Not-ready-for-prime-time)
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To: ricks_place

Obama hasn’t been a senator these past 2 years, he’s been a candidate.


43 posted on 08/30/2008 2:11:24 AM PDT by Impy (Spellcheck hates Obama, you should too.)
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To: ricks_place
The economy is in shambles.

A lie.

The American economy is NOT in shambles.

I remember the presidential term of Jimmy Carter.

THAT was an economy in shambles!

44 posted on 08/30/2008 3:11:54 AM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: Nick Danger

You actually have weiner water in your soup? We only have water with some gravel mixed in for fiber and the occasional roadkill. However dried skunk gets disgusting after a while.


45 posted on 08/30/2008 3:15:50 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: ricks_place

Another NYT reporter try to bail a sinking ship. Where will they all work when the ship goes down?


46 posted on 08/30/2008 4:14:10 AM PDT by AdaGray
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To: ricks_place

Biased hit piece as usual.

If this were anyone but an American woman they would be thrilled.


47 posted on 08/30/2008 4:48:07 AM PDT by Earthdweller
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To: headstamp 2

Read the entire article-it’s actually pro-Palin.


48 posted on 08/30/2008 6:24:41 AM PDT by mozarky2 (Ya never stand so tall as when ya stoop to stomp a statist!)
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To: AdaGray
Another NYT reporter try to bail a sinking ship. Where will they all work when the ship goes down?

DNC.

49 posted on 08/30/2008 6:58:34 AM PDT by ricks_place
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To: elhombrelibre
Good points. Besides. Palin has been chief executive in running a state. All Obi from Nairobi can claim is he has a lot of experience as a neighborhood organizer and attended a few Senate meetings he chaired on nuclear arms.
If he speaks out about disarming the Russian and United States nuclear arsenals at this point, he will be put on a spit over the coals.
50 posted on 08/30/2008 7:01:07 AM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Duncan Hunter was our best choice.)
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