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The Palin-Whatshisname Ticket (Frank Rich: McCain is Palin's puppet)
NY Slimes ^

Posted on 09/13/2008 2:23:49 PM PDT by Chet 99

WITH all due deference to lipstick, let’s advance the story. A week ago the question was: Is Sarah Palin qualified to be a heartbeat away from the presidency? The question today: What kind of president would Sarah Palin be?

It’s an urgent matter, because if we’ve learned anything from the G.O.P. convention and its aftermath, it’s that the 2008 edition of John McCain is too weak to serve as America’s chief executive. This unmentionable truth, more than race, is now the real elephant in the room of this election.

No longer able to remember his principles any better than he can distinguish between Sunnis and Shia, McCain stands revealed as a guy who can be easily rolled by anyone who sells him a plan for “victory,” whether in Iraq or in Michigan. A McCain victory on Election Day will usher in a Palin presidency, with McCain serving as a transitional front man, an even weaker Bush to her Cheney.

The ambitious Palin and the ruthless forces she represents know it, too. You can almost see them smacking their lips in anticipation, whether they’re wearing lipstick or not.

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McCain’s conspicuous subservience to his younger running mate’s hard-right ideology and his dependence on her electioneering energy raise the question of who has the power in this relationship and who is in charge. A strong and independent woman or the older ward who would be bobbing in a golf cart without her? The more voters see that McCain will be the figurehead for a Palin presidency, the more they are likely to demand stepped-up vetting of the rigidly scripted heir apparent.

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2008; conspiracy; electionpresident; frankrich; hystericalmedia; mccain; mccainpalin; nytimes; palin; sarahnoia; sexistleft; tinfoil; unhinged
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1 posted on 09/13/2008 2:25:17 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

Go review CATS.


2 posted on 09/13/2008 2:25:57 PM PDT by nhwingut
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To: Chet 99
Palin Derangement Syndrome is now a full epidemic.
3 posted on 09/13/2008 2:27:40 PM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: Chet 99

This is - what? - the third smear article by the Slimes today? Smell their fear.


4 posted on 09/13/2008 2:28:03 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Chet 99

This should make the women of America happy! Thanks a lot Frankie old boy!


5 posted on 09/13/2008 2:28:21 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Whites lift McCain to slim lead over Obama in poll" - Ass. Press ---09-12-08)
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To: Chet 99

I guess this is Frank Richs way of welcoming Sarah to the big show.

Stay classy Frank, stay classy.


6 posted on 09/13/2008 2:28:27 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (Reagan conservatism is back ! .. Thank God for Sarah.)
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To: Chet 99

Are the Manhattan bath houses closed today?


7 posted on 09/13/2008 2:29:04 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Chet 99
McCain’s conspicuous subservience to his younger running mate’s hard-right ideology and his dependence on her electioneering energy raise the question of who has the power in this relationship and who is in charge.

I've not liked McCain from the beginning. His position on Global Warming and immigration bug me to no end. I'll admit it, I'm voting for Palin, and the other guy. =o)

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8 posted on 09/13/2008 2:29:21 PM PDT by chaos_5 (http://www.cafepress.com/chaos_5)
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To: Chet 99

If only it were so.


9 posted on 09/13/2008 2:29:21 PM PDT by kabar (.)
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To: Chet 99
Keep Talking....Nobody's Reading


10 posted on 09/13/2008 2:29:57 PM PDT by montag813 (www.BoycottUsWeekly.com | Fight the Smears)
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To: Chet 99
Frank Rich is bitter, bigoted, and incompetent. It is hard to imagine any other "newspaper" than the NY Times which would continue to publish his twaddle. And only the out-of-touch readers of this dying newspaper would take him seriously.

Did I miss anything?

Congressman Billybob

Tenth in the ten-part series, "The Owner's Manual (Part 10) -- The Remaining Amendments"

Latest article, "I, Obama"

11 posted on 09/13/2008 2:30:32 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob (www.theacru.org)
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To: Chet 99

Frank’s homosexual dementia is on display again. He should go back to his job as a drama critic.


12 posted on 09/13/2008 2:30:34 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Bobkk47
Are the Manhattan bath houses closed today?

ROFL! Maybe someone has a "rash".

13 posted on 09/13/2008 2:31:01 PM PDT by chaos_5 (http://www.cafepress.com/chaos_5)
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To: Chet 99

This guy is in such an alternate universe. Just WOW!


14 posted on 09/13/2008 2:31:20 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: Chet 99
if we’ve learned anything from the G.O.P. convention and its aftermath, it’s that the 2008 edition of John McCain is too weak to serve as America’s chief executive.

Oh come on, Frank. Is this the best you can do? Coordinating with Axelrod and Fluff, are ya?

15 posted on 09/13/2008 2:31:50 PM PDT by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: Bahbah

Pretty amusing how the Dems/media are switching gears from Palin being some nothing beauty queen to an evil schemer who will be pulling McCain’s strings. These people are nuts. I assume, like you, that this will be the Obama campaigns new line of attack.


16 posted on 09/13/2008 2:37:36 PM PDT by Chet 99 (http://www.mccainpalinvictory2008.com/)
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To: Chet 99

Let’s see. Ever since Governor Sarah Palin burst on the scene, an event I am thoroughly enjoying, Libs have managed to insult, denigrate, mock or otherwise put down:
1. Handicapped people
2. Hockey moms
3. Pregnant women
4. Moms, in general
5. Governors
6. Women
7. Our troops
8. Librarians
9. Senior citizens

What’s next - dwarfs?


17 posted on 09/13/2008 2:38:16 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners.)
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To: Chet 99

Frank, you are a very good writer, but a very poor author. The question I would like you to address is this: Is Barrack Obama qualified to be a heartbeat away from the presidency? Is he really qualified to the the nominee of a major political party? And if you think he is, why? Is it his enormous executive experience? Is it his long record of legislative accomplishments? Is it his exhaustive international travels? Is it his brilliant insights into economic management? Is it his obvious love and devotion to the USA? What is it, Frank? C’mon, tell us.


18 posted on 09/13/2008 2:41:22 PM PDT by Continental Soldier
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To: Chet 99

from Palin being some nothing beauty queen to an evil schemer who will be pulling McCain’s strings.

This is what they do. Remember, W was too stupid to come up with an original or intelligent thought on his own. Then, he was so clever, he tricked them all into the war in Iraq.
So, of course, it wasn’t W at all, it HAD to be Cheney or Rove pulling his strings.
So, who will they say is pulling Palin’s strings???


19 posted on 09/13/2008 2:42:48 PM PDT by Paisan
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To: Chet 99
I was very worried that Frankie would write all of this without mentioning the dreaded Rove (only whisper his name or he might appear and steal your ACLU card. Nope, I wasn't disappointed

As Republicans know best, fear does work.

But usually that axiom is about scaring the voters, not about bringing out a candidate who scares the entire intestinal tract from your opponents.

If the Times' subscription department was this scared their ads would start with "The NY Post causes cancer and kills kittens".

20 posted on 09/13/2008 2:45:27 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Whale oil: the renewable biofuel for the 21st century.)
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To: Chet 99
The more voters see that McCain will be the figurehead for a Palin presidency. . . .

Rich has lost it, if he ever had it.

Palin Madness Syndrome (PMS) is cramping up the liberals.

21 posted on 09/13/2008 2:46:33 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Palin Madness Syndrome (PMS) is cramping up the liberals.)
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To: Chet 99

Wait, what? That’s just stupid. That old guy is nobody’s puppet.

This is like “Apocalypse Now”...the BS piles up so high, you need bat wings to stay above it.


22 posted on 09/13/2008 2:47:47 PM PDT by RichInOC (McCain/Palin '08: Built Tough.)
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To: Paisan

Didn’t you hear? Todd Palin is actually Karl Rove’s half-brother, separated at birth. So that Magnificent B@st@rd Rove is pulling the strings! Again!


23 posted on 09/13/2008 2:48:44 PM PDT by piytar
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To: Chet 99

What this blowhard sees as McCain’s “conspicuous subserviance” to his running mate will be viewed by those less prejudiced as evidence that John McCain is completely at ease with strong women (see: Cindy, also) and is not an egomaniac.

This dude has no idea what the PUMAs, for example, see in this pick. Not just Sarah, but exactly what he derides: the respect and ease of partnership with which a strong man in his 70’s is dealing with Sarah.

They see the diametric opposite of how Obambi treated a different strong woman, Hillary. They know it was not politics that kept Hillary off the ticket, but the fact that neither Obambi nor his Belle could see him respecting Hillary and entering an easy (comfortable) partnership with her.

It’s impressive, not a point of derision.


24 posted on 09/13/2008 2:49:25 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Rush was right when he said: "You NEVER win by losing.")
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To: Chet 99

One week she’s a naive, inexperienced trophy veep. The next week she’s Queen Jezebel. Well, they’re desperate, I guess.


25 posted on 09/13/2008 2:49:33 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Palin Madness Syndrome (PMS) is cramping up the liberals.)
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To: Chet 99

Sarahnoia runs deep. . . .


26 posted on 09/13/2008 2:50:16 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Palin Madness Syndrome (PMS) is cramping up the liberals.)
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To: jimbo123

You Bet! His arse is so twisted only a pedarist could appreciate it!


27 posted on 09/13/2008 2:51:11 PM PDT by Jan Hus (YO)
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To: Chet 99
It’s an urgent matter, because if we’ve learned anything from the G.O.P. convention and its aftermath, it’s that the 2008 edition of John McCain is too weak to serve as America’s chief executive.

I tell my wife that Sarah Palin is my wife without a tan. She doesn't run on quite the same stage as Gov. Palin. But she's a pretty substantial woman--and a babe to boot. I don't pretend to be presidential material. But I do know that a weak man would have a hard time choosing a strong woman.

What does that tell us about Obama passing on HRC?

28 posted on 09/13/2008 2:51:50 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Chet 99
As Republicans know best, fear does work. If Obama is to convey just what’s at stake, he must slice through the campaign’s lipstick jungle and show Americans the real perils that lie around the bend.

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

Utopia is doomed.

Frank Rich is such a supercilious jerk.

29 posted on 09/13/2008 2:53:13 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: Chet 99
Frank Rich ridiculed her last week as "unqualified." This week he writes Sarah will run America with McCain as her front man! The Left is really losing it when it can't keep its attack line straight. Deep panic is overtaking them!

"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

30 posted on 09/13/2008 2:54:01 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: NTHockey

10. Christians


31 posted on 09/13/2008 2:55:23 PM PDT by Portrait of a Lady
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To: Chet 99

It’s amusing when they get all puffed up with importance pontificating their latest earth-shattering idea.

You almost feel sorry for them, but they’re so stuck on stupid that they always do something mean to go along with stupid, and you realize you can’t let such dolts be in charge of anything.


32 posted on 09/13/2008 2:59:39 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain Opposing -> ZerObama: zero executive, military, or international experience)
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To: chaos_5
I've not liked McCain from the beginning. His position on Global Warming and immigration bug me to no end. I'll admit it, I'm voting for Palin, and the other guy.


33 posted on 09/13/2008 3:04:14 PM PDT by uglybiker (1f u c4n r34d th1s u r34lly n33d 2 g3t l41d)
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To: Chet 99
This is the next desperate attack: try to infuriate McCain by accusing him of being Palin's "puppet" so that he does something stupid.

I'm no McCain fan, but after he switched managers, this is the best-run national campaign (don't know about the grass-roots yet) that I've seen. Juan won't be falling for this.

34 posted on 09/13/2008 3:06:33 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: Chet 99

So now, the lying scum liberals have MovedOn.Orgasm from painting Palin as a dingbat patsy, that should just “stifle it!”, to being a machiavellian mastetmind, manipulating the entire GOP, and leading all the MSM around their noses...

Sorta like the way they went from portraying President G.W. Bush, as a retarded monkey, to being an evil genius with a weather machine to direct hurricanes at black people....

The DemoKlan are so full of sh*t and lies. They are nothing but a Cult of Death.

The Road to Hell, is paved with Democrat intentions.


35 posted on 09/13/2008 3:13:13 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand)
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To: Chet 99

Oh here we go again.

Bush is Cheney’s puppet.

McCain is Palin’s puppet.

What idiocy.


36 posted on 09/13/2008 3:14:32 PM PDT by autumnraine (McCain/Palin 08)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Just like W went from being the village idiot to being the Master of All That Is Evil.


37 posted on 09/13/2008 3:23:14 PM PDT by Magic Fingers
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To: NTHockey

Don’t forget small town mayors. There are tons of those.


38 posted on 09/13/2008 3:33:55 PM PDT by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: autumnraine
Frank Rich is afraid of a strong woman! And this is the way he wants the Democrats to attract back women voters? By insulting Sarah? Yeah, right! (laughing)

"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

39 posted on 09/13/2008 3:34:20 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Continental Soldier
Chet,

Your questions are too hard for a shallow thinker of Frank Rich's ilk. Much too like Charlie Gibson. And if you whack edited Rich's answers, you could easily make him look like the idiot he is.

I hate to say it, but I took out loans to send my daughter to Trinity University in San Antonio. She got a good education, but her senior year, the school PAID SOME OF MY TUITION MONEY to bring this idiot to speak at a campus wide event. My daughter thought he was smart. Two years later, I'm still dissuading her of that.

Oldplayer

40 posted on 09/13/2008 3:46:07 PM PDT by oldplayer
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To: Chet 99

Another deranged left wing homosexual. Embarrassing to witness.


41 posted on 09/13/2008 4:01:26 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Chet 99
As Republicans know best, fear does work.

Well, actually I'd say that two-bit hack New York Times columnists know that best. Rich is trying it here. It's sort of amusing, really - just as Bush is simultaneously Machiavellian clever and too stupid to tie his own shoes, Sarah is simultaneously unqualified to be a VP but thoroughly qualified to be a Richelieu or a Bismark. Quite an accomplishment, actually. Words have no meaning to these idiots.

42 posted on 09/13/2008 4:17:54 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: montag813

LOL, that’s gonna leave a scar!


43 posted on 09/13/2008 4:22:37 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy. - J. Paul Getty)
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To: autumnraine

The leftist clowns love making puppets and paper mache heads. It’s probably Soros’ money that keeps the puppet makers in business.


44 posted on 09/13/2008 4:27:01 PM PDT by csvset
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To: Chet 99
McCain is Palin's puppet

I sure hope so.

45 posted on 09/13/2008 4:51:51 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Chet 99

Drilling isn’t going to lower gas prices or speed energy independence.


Yes it will.

Dope.


46 posted on 09/13/2008 5:15:35 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: Chet 99
Frank Rich wrote this? I mean it's not REALLY surprising, but it is shockingly misinformed even for him! Where is their ombudsman? Asleep at the wheel, as usual?

Panic must have really set in over at the “Slimes”. They aren't even ATTEMPTING to print anything resembling the truth! By the way, was this in the editorial section or was it in the hard news section? The Slimes is famous for printing this drivel in the hard news section.

Have they chosen to print anything revealing the TRUTH regarding Sen. McCain's non-use of email? I thought not.

47 posted on 09/13/2008 5:25:04 PM PDT by singfreedom (Obama's solution to the energy crisis: check the air in your tires! Why didn't we think of that?)
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To: Chet 99

I first thought this was an Onion-esque parody.

The Times has got to be kidding. From ignorant, fundamentalist rube to cunning wielder of power behind the scenes in a week?


48 posted on 09/13/2008 5:53:35 PM PDT by razorbak
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To: Chet 99

Frank Rich reason #109 to not read the NYSlimes.


49 posted on 09/13/2008 6:45:04 PM PDT by YdontUleaveLibs (Reason is out to lunch. How may I help you?)
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To: Chet 99

Frankie has sand in his vagina.


50 posted on 09/13/2008 6:51:14 PM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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