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The Palin Problem ^ | 9/26/08 | Kathleen Parker

Posted on 09/26/2008 3:24:39 AM PDT by acsuc99

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To: acsuc99

I don’t Palin should drop out for “personal reasons”, because everyone would correctly interpret it as McCain admitting a big mistake. However, I *do* think he made a mistake. Palin is not presidential material, even though she enthuses lots of social conservatives for hunting moose, sharing their religion, having a large family, and in general, being “just like them”.

Mitt Romney, for example, is a lot smarter and better informed than Palin. He understands economic issues better than McCain, and would be useful right now in negotiations of the bailout package. Conservatives have become so wrapped up in identity politics (mimicking the Democrats) and “anti-elitism” that they pass over better qualified candidates who have taken some positions they disagree with it.

141 posted on 09/26/2008 10:09:15 AM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: Northern Yankee
It's the Lame Stream Media - you have all the Liberals, Democrats and those idiots constantly slamming Republicans the very people who are keeping America together. Those others want to disassemble the USA .... why haven't they left when President Bush came to office like they said they would ... they're still in Hollywood ....
142 posted on 09/26/2008 10:27:34 AM PDT by SkyDancer ("Political correctness is tyranny with manners")
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To: SkyDancer
Hey you...

What's frustrating though is that Parker for the most part been in support of conservative thought.

Apparently not anymore.

Gotta run.... students coming.

143 posted on 09/26/2008 11:56:45 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: theseventen
It's to the point where spin is overtaking fact and otherwise rational thinking people are substituting liberal propaganda for their own thought process.

The Couric "interview" is a good example.

Palin did fine. Pressed to repeatedly identify more and more things about John McCain, she said she'd get back to her. It would have been better if she'd pointed out that Obama took the 2nd most $$$ from Fannie / Freddie. And, it's possible, maybe she did, but it ended up on the CBS editing floor ala the rest of these "objective" interviews.

This is another opportunity for conservatives to recognize that many in their midst are posers, pretenders, lackeys and a host of other names that aren't fit for posting here.

All Sarah all the Time

145 posted on 09/26/2008 1:02:28 PM PDT by Steven W.
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To: scottinoc

Biden is the real scary VP choice. He has never been correct on any foreign policy issue for nearly 35 years. Sarah is new but why should she kow tow to MSM media gotcha stuff. Parker should know this. She should interview Palin. She should hit her with problems and issues that really might hit her both as VP and as a McCain replacement. Enough of the gotcha stuff. C’mon Parker, ask for an interview and ask her real life questions. BTW, Palin is still bringing the BASE together. That may be very important is a real close election. My gripe is that the Pubs won’t allow her to campaign alone in battleground states John cannot visit.

146 posted on 09/26/2008 1:05:56 PM PDT by phillyfanatic ( iT)
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To: theseventen
I think you're being a bit harsh on Palin. We don't know what was edited out of the Couric interview.

I've seen her explain the energy policy in an 11 minute interview done awhile ago on NBC. She did the best job I've seen in showing a good grasp of the energy situation we are placed with.

And who do we compare her to? Barney Frank? Nancy Pelosi? Harry Reid? Chucky Schummer? Charlie Rangel? I trust her instincts far greater than these mental midgets.

147 posted on 09/26/2008 1:53:44 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: acsuc99

I haven’t (and won’t) read this entire article. I’m very comfortable (estatic, even) with Palin being VP, which is the office she is actually running for. She will get all the experience she needs learning under John McCain. And I am certainly more comfortable with her being President than either Obama or Biden. These pinheads seem to forget that this woman is the governor of the nation’s largest state and that she has the highest approval ratings of any sitting governor.

148 posted on 09/26/2008 2:56:46 PM PDT by kesg
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To: acsuc99

And another thing. If something happened to McCain and she suddenly became President before she was really ready, she can point someone like Condelezza Rice as VP. Or maybe Dick Cheney (the constitution only bars him from being re-elected to VP) or his equivalent, much as Obama has tried to do (albeit laughingly) with Biden.

149 posted on 09/26/2008 3:01:36 PM PDT by kesg
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To: acsuc99

Ivory Tower Republican.

I wonder if any of these Palin nerviosos have any idea what would happen to the last pillar holding up the McCain ceiling right now - the Grassroots, Conservative base - if Palin were dropped from the ticket.

Morons, every one.

150 posted on 09/26/2008 3:09:33 PM PDT by TitansAFC (In 2008, please vote GOP and show us that you love your country more than you hate John McCain)
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To: Kevmo
Does FR zap trolls anymore?

I have seen many Hussein supporters on these threads pretending like “sad” conservatives.

But, they are allowed to stay?

Weird because alot of good conservatives have been banned from FR for much less.

151 posted on 09/26/2008 3:10:06 PM PDT by roses of sharon (The MSM vampires must die!)
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To: roses of sharon

I’ve seen a few trolls zapped. Just search for the keyword zot, or zotbait or trolls or viking kitties and you’ll see some recent ones. What you write is interesting, though. Almost deserving of its own thread if you can come up with some good examples.

152 posted on 09/26/2008 3:23:25 PM PDT by Kevmo (Obama Birth Certificate is a Forgery.
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To: jporcus

“Given what Sarah Palin has had to put up with, the fact that she’s taken it all with grace and is still standing says a lot. I really don’t know who else could possibly take this abuse and not break down or lash back. I admire her strength, and stand by her all the way.”

Well said!

153 posted on 09/26/2008 3:36:01 PM PDT by Canedawg (Show me an old liberal and I'll show you a man without a brain. -Winston Churchill)
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To: acsuc99; All
"just as we do every time Joe Biden tickles the back of his throat with his toes"

Kathleen Parker, you are writing as an IDIOT (though I've liked some of your stuff before). Governor Palin is not running against your ideal VP candidate, she is running (WITH John McCain as the #1 on the ticket) against the exceptionally vacuous and inept Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

It is ludicrous to criticize Governor Palin like this without a point-by-point comparison with Biden and also Obama. Especially on POLICY, not just on verbal presentation or campaign-speak in a couple of interviews.....

Our choice, Kathleen Parker, is not between Governor Palin and your ideal candidate, it's between McCain/Palin and Obama/Biden. By so viciously seeking to undermine Governor Palin, you only help the socialist left toward victory. Tell me about how Biden OR Obama is so superior to Palin (NOT) and then this column could make sense. Otherwise, it is just narcissistic dreck from a lightweight columnist who seemingly wants Obama/Biden to win.

154 posted on 09/26/2008 4:01:09 PM PDT by Enchante (America: can you seriously believe that Obama & Biden know how to "run our economy"?)
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To: reaganaut1

Oh, Please...... You don’t have a choice of Mitt Romney now. The alternative to McCain/Palin is Obama/Biden. Take your pick. One of those two tickets will be elected in 5+ weeks.
Are you advocating for Obama/Biden or not?

People sniping at Governor Palin ought to first think hard about whether or not they are trying to get Obama/Biden elected, because that’s what it comes down to.

I don’t know how “Presidential” Governor Palin looked in those two interviews b/c I would not bother to lend my eyeballs to the charlatans at ABC or CBS. I do know that I find it just about unthinkable, as in projectile-vomit unthinkable, to have Obama and Biden in the WH. Palin would have to be really really bad to be as bad as Obama andd Biden. I have not seen any indication yet that she belongs DOWN on that level, even if she may not meet some people’s ideal fantasy of what is “Presidential”.... Bill Clinton, AlGore, John Kerry, and John Edwards, as well as Obama and Biden, certainly fall far below what I consider “Presidential” so I will gladly take Governor Palin over any of them.

155 posted on 09/26/2008 4:08:58 PM PDT by Enchante (America: can you seriously believe that Obama & Biden know how to "run our economy"?)
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To: acsuc99

Unfortunately, this election is not about Sarah Palin or the treatment of Palin. If you think it is, you’re fighting the wrong battle. Sarah Palin needs to be doing more of what she did at the convention right now, repeatedly, everywhere possible, not hiding from cameras, doing photo ops at home or abroad: in other words, she should be obsessive about getting McCain votes. Right now, aside from doing that, she isn’t important and won’t exactly be dominating the headlines on November 5th, regardless of how the election turns out. Events are going to overtake the president elect, not to mention the vice president elect.

156 posted on 09/26/2008 4:43:32 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: acsuc99
I thought she was somewhat conservative and balanced.

I think Sarah has been great, and the few foibles there have been have been fully exploited by the MSM.

The MSM hides Barry's foibles and denigrates you if you suggest there were any.

157 posted on 09/26/2008 5:18:48 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (What's "Price Gouging"? Should government force us to sell to the 15th highest bidder on eBay?)
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To: reaganaut1
I supported, financially, Romney, but he was all over the political spectrum, with mostly only liberal policies to his name in the political realm (although he started a well-known business consulting firm).

However, Sarah is certainly presidential material. She shows a consistency that Romney and McCain could only dream of, to principles. She hasn't waffled or “gone over to the bad side” in the course of her political life. Even better, she understands why she believe what she does and she follows through.

Mitt Romney may be smarter, but he's a much worse person with questionable bona fides when it comes to being in political office.

Sarah wins, hands down. For you to see it otherwise says much about you. Strangely, you appear to believe Reagan was a good president, but he attended a small Christian college for his four-year degree, so you must think he wouldn't be qualified to be president or vice-president if he were around today, right?

158 posted on 09/26/2008 5:58:07 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (What's "Price Gouging"? Should government force us to sell to the 15th highest bidder on eBay?)
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To: MozarkDawg

Speaking of that, Obambi has been using a teleprompter mounted in his watch on the trail.

I wonder if they will sneak that in to the debate tonight.

159 posted on 09/26/2008 6:19:43 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Fly the flag!)
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To: 101voodoo
We've got to remind ourselves that Governor Palin is the antithesis of Washington "insiders"....a female, a mother, a mother of 5 children, a mother of a disabled child, a mother of a child who is pregnant, a mother of a son going to Iraq....a woman who literally went from the PTA to the city council to the mayors office to the governors office.....

we love her because she is one of us....


Sarah Palin has answered far tougher questions than Hussein has answered in 2 years...he's never been put on the spot, never had anyone interview him who isn't bowing down , never , never , never....

my prediction.....Sarah Palin will be a wonderful and capable and likeable vice president who will do more for foreign relations and bridge building than anyone preceeding her not named'll see..

160 posted on 09/26/2008 8:00:29 PM PDT by cherry
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