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Sarah Palin: conservatives find the girl of their dreams
Times Online ^ | August 31, 2008 | Sarah Baxter

Posted on 08/30/2008 11:29:49 PM PDT by Schnucki

When Sarah Palin stepped into the spotlight as John McCain’s running mate in Dayton, Ohio, and promised that women could “shatter that glass ceiling once and for all”, it was an electrifying moment in a presidential election that had already produced its share of upsets and surprises.

History was on the march again the morning after Barack Obama became the first African-American to accept his party’s White House nomination. After the fireworks, the 80,000-strong crowd who had cheered Obama to the skies at the Mile High stadium in Denver woke up with a hangover.

“We may be seeing the first woman president. As a Democrat, I am reeling,” said Camille Paglia, the cultural critic. “That was the best political speech I have ever seen delivered by an American woman politician. Palin is as tough as nails.”

With her beehive hairdo and retro specs, Palin, 44, has a “naughty librarian vibe”, according to Craig Ferguson, the Scottish comedian who stars on late-night US television. However, the selection of Palin, the governor of Alaska and a mother of five, as the first female Republican vice-presidential nominee is no joke for the Democrats.

Rush Limbaugh, the conservative radio chat show host, exulted, “We’re the ones with a babe on the ticket” — one, moreover, with a reputation as a tax-cutter and corruption buster in her job as the first woman governor of Alaska.

Palin’s selection on the eve of the Republican convention in St Paul, Minnesota, has set the stage for an epic battle for the votes of women, African-Americans, evangelical Christians and the young. The demographic wars that dominated the contest between Obama and Hillary Clinton are now set to be replicated in the national election.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008veep; conservativevote; mccain; palin; sarahbaxter

1 posted on 08/30/2008 11:29:49 PM PDT by Schnucki
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To: Schnucki

Go Sarah! I just wish she was at the top of the ticket.


2 posted on 08/30/2008 11:32:50 PM PDT by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: Schnucki

More comments here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2071567/posts


3 posted on 08/30/2008 11:36:20 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie
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To: Admin Moderator
I just discovered that this was posted already at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2071567/posts

Search didn't show it, so I posted in error. :(

4 posted on 08/30/2008 11:36:31 PM PDT by Schnucki
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To: Schnucki

“We may be seeing the first woman president. As a Democrat, I am reeling,” said Camille Paglia, the cultural critic. “That was the best political speech I have ever seen delivered by an American woman politician. Palin is as tough as nails.”
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You know you’re an undercover conservative, Camille.


5 posted on 08/30/2008 11:37:48 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Snurple

Sarah is a wonderful pick. Each of her attributes are great.

I bet she’s studying all day!


6 posted on 08/30/2008 11:38:29 PM PDT by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (Please Support Vetsforfreedom.org)
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To: Snurple

I betcha Sarah is the also girl of Bill and Hillary’s dreams. (in their own separate ways - if you know what I mean)


7 posted on 08/30/2008 11:38:40 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: Snurple
I just wish she was at the top of the ticket.

Ditto that. God willing, she'll be in the top slot in 2012 or 2016.
8 posted on 08/30/2008 11:39:04 PM PDT by irishjuggler
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To: The Bronze Titan

Id make a bet but there is no way to confirm it, the whole Clinton clan will pull the repug lever in November. Im positive in the privacy of the voting booth that is exactly what they will do.


9 posted on 08/30/2008 11:41:48 PM PDT by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: Schnucki
-"Palin, 44, has a “naughty librarian vibe”, according to Craig Ferguson, the Scottish comedian who stars on late-night US television"

Here's Sarah in her 'naughty librarian' role

10 posted on 08/30/2008 11:45:18 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: The Bronze Titan

LMAO! That was funny. I love Craig Ferguson.


11 posted on 08/30/2008 11:53:45 PM PDT by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: Schnucki

12 posted on 08/30/2008 11:59:44 PM PDT by caveat emptor (If Obama had Palin's resume and experience Obama would be qualified to be VP too.)
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To: caveat emptor

I think a qualified woman should be on almost every ticket. Heck, they are half the country, and yet NEVER in the history of the US has a woman held the position of President or Vice-President. In fact, in 232 years they have only been nominated TWICE (Ferraro and Palin). Kind of shameful, don’t you think?


13 posted on 08/31/2008 12:06:54 AM PDT by profit_guy
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To: caveat emptor

Stick a fork in him and call him toast.


14 posted on 08/31/2008 12:16:07 AM PDT by jonrick46
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To: profit_guy

Very shameful...


15 posted on 08/31/2008 12:16:22 AM PDT by antceecee (where do from here Ollie?.)
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To: profit_guy

Amen to that. I have 4 sons and I KNOW how much of a difference a conservative mother has made in their lives. Thank the Lord for mothers like Sarah Palin.


16 posted on 08/31/2008 12:17:56 AM PDT by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: Snurple

Amen. I totally agree.


17 posted on 08/31/2008 12:19:14 AM PDT by Dawnsblood
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To: Schnucki



18 posted on 08/31/2008 12:20:39 AM PDT by PhatHead
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To: Schnucki

appears to be a good story, but it aggravates me that the msm and dumocrats is being repeated to the point of ridiculousness

some of the homes are condos, the relatives live in
mccain is not involved in the hensley business, it is cindy that owns them

what is much bigger problem of not recalling is obama’s story of sitting in the racist reverend’s wright’s rhetoric for 2o years and not remember any of it being said

thinking there are 57 states


19 posted on 08/31/2008 12:22:31 AM PDT by machogirl
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To: Schnucki

She’s not, because she’s already married.


20 posted on 08/31/2008 12:26:19 AM PDT by wastedyears (Show me your precious darlings, and I will crush them all)
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To: Snurple

I wish she was top of the ticket as well :-(

Just read this over on Jerry Pournell’s site.
http://www.jerrypournelle.com/view/2008/Q3/view533.html

“Of course Obama will triangulate to the center as quickly as possible. McCain doesn’t need to do that; the country club Republicans of which he is a prime example have always tried to claim the political center, to the dismay of the conservative Republicans. Palin will undoubtedly stay where she has always been, conservative personally and libertarian-republican politically. Were matters left to her, she would leave a great number of issues to the states — as would I. I’d rather see her President than McCain, but we live with the choices we have.

Mr. Heinlein once speculated that we ought to reserve high political office for women with children because they tend to see things a bit more realistically. While I didn’t necessarily agree with him, I never won the argument with him. On the other hand, Robert used to take positions for the sheer fun of it. (Actually I think he’d have preferred that anyone elected be a woman with children who could solve quadratic equations in her head, but he never went quite that far in public statements. Ginny never had children, but she could certainly do the math....)”


21 posted on 08/31/2008 12:31:53 AM PDT by Bobalu (If you don't want people pointing out your flaws, maybe you should work on not having any)
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To: profit_guy
Kind of shameful, don’t you think?

Huh?
22 posted on 08/31/2008 12:32:06 AM PDT by caveat emptor (If Obama had Palin's resume and experience Obama would be qualified to be VP too.)
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To: Bobalu

That’s good (and true), thanks for sharing it with me.


23 posted on 08/31/2008 12:34:07 AM PDT by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: PhatHead

Arugula vs. Caribou.

Sort of sums it up.


24 posted on 08/31/2008 12:38:26 AM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF ("Gun Control" is not about the guns. "Illegal Immigration" is not about the immigration)
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To: Schnucki
Gotta love this comment on the article:

I planned to skip voting booth to avoid choosing the "better one than two evils"; but Friday's pick of Palin news caused me to spent a lot of time researching her bio, careers, background, I can't help but plan to vote for McPalin. She's Lady Di on the outside and Reagan in the inside!

25 posted on 08/31/2008 12:39:04 AM PDT by AZLiberty (You can't power the U.S. economy on Democrat snake oil.)
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To: caveat emptor
The Obamination is toast. That is great.
26 posted on 08/31/2008 12:47:28 AM PDT by stripes1776 ("That if gold rust, what shall iron do?" --Chaucer)
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To: AZLiberty
Hell with "Lady Di".

She may turn out to be OUR "Margaret Thatcher".

And, unlike shrillary, Sarah can be tough, without being a b*tch.

27 posted on 08/31/2008 12:50:08 AM PDT by DocH (hussein and juan - what kind of choice is THAT? God help us.)
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To: Snurple
Go Sarah! I just wish she was at the top of the ticket.

I have been looking at video interviews with and about Palin for the past couple of hours. This woman is dynamite. With this selection of her as his running mate, McCain has just laid the foundations of the future of the Republican party.

A fresh and reviving wind has just blow through the stuffy and corrupt corridors of Washington, D.C. I would imagine that some of the politicians that lurk in those stale corridors fail understand what has happened. All they will know is that all of a sudden they feel quite dizzy from this sudden rush of oxygen. Either they will have to learn how to breath this new rush of air, or they will be blown away.

What Palin has unleashed is unstoppable. There will of course be a great deal of work ahead. The opposition will put as many obstacles as possible in the way of this reform movement of the Republican party. Part of the opposition with be the country club Republicans that are the source of the corruption of the party. But it is time to clean out the club house. It stinks in there.

28 posted on 08/31/2008 1:06:42 AM PDT by stripes1776 ("That if gold rust, what shall iron do?" --Chaucer)
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To: stripes1776

Amen!


29 posted on 08/31/2008 1:18:48 AM PDT by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: The Bronze Titan
I betcha Sarah is the also girl of Bill and Hillary’s dreams. (in their own separate ways - if you know what I mean)

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30 posted on 08/31/2008 1:26:07 AM PDT by Right_Wing_Madman
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To: Right_Wing_Madman
Come on, slick Willy has never come close to getting a woman as hot as Palin.



Anyhoo: Anyone else notice how Sarah's got that 'Bailey from WKRP' thing going on???
31 posted on 08/31/2008 4:57:33 AM PDT by beagleone (It's no contest - Obama and Biden "Palin" comparison)
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To: Schnucki; Caipirabob


Sarah Palin's couch is tougher than Joe Biden...

I had to pull this from the locked thread, it was just too good! And, I'll add that her coffee table will bite Obama in the @ss!
32 posted on 08/31/2008 5:58:00 AM PDT by visualops (portraits.artlife.us or visit my freeper page)
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