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McCain VP Announcement- Dayton, Ohio-LIVE THREAD
08/29/08 | McCain

Posted on 08/29/2008 7:33:18 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3

Did a search but FR slow. Mods please remove if Live thread already started.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008veep; giveitupromneyhaters; mccainpalin; mccp08; mythromney; palin; palinera; vpmccain
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To: greyfoxx39
I was rooting for Romney and didn't believe that McCain would select Palin.

This Romneybot is thrilled with this pick.

So much for your theory.

151 posted on 08/29/2008 8:31:36 AM PDT by sofaman (Moses dragged us through the desert for 40 years to the one place in the ME with no oil - Golda Meir)
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To: sofaman

I agree that McCain has changed the entire dynamic of the race. It was a brilliant stroke!

She seems like a really unusual, exciting person. NOT just becase she’s a woman - in fact, she doesn’t ever seem to push that as an important thing in itself, unlike the Dem identity politics folks - but because she really seems to have a proven conservative track record, while at the same time being modern and not stuck in the old stereotypes.

I’m truly enthusiastic about this. I was going to vote for McCain, in any case, but now I’m going right down to GOP headquarters to volunteer to work for the campaign.


152 posted on 08/29/2008 8:31:40 AM PDT by livius
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To: CottonBall

Let them say something about her experience, she can come back and say, it is exactly 1.5 years more experience than Obama.


153 posted on 08/29/2008 8:32:02 AM PDT by mnehring (http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=26012226159&ref=mf)
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To: NautiNurse
CNN has wasted no time pointing out--and reiterating--that Palin's youngest child has Down's Syndrome, that Down's Syndrome children require a lot of care, and questioning whether Palin can meet the rigors of VP role.

The female CNN cretin described Palin's Down's Syndrome child as "unfortunate."

I've been switching from CNN, MSNBC and Fox. This "pearl" from MSNBC just a few moments ago, regarding Pailn's baby son, Trig:

"She's got challenges at home to contend with."

And this comment was from a female reporter. Geez! Even the lib/left female reporters are falling back onto the sexist stereotype that a woman cannot possibly be able to multi-task, to balance family and job. It's already started.

154 posted on 08/29/2008 8:32:25 AM PDT by onemiddleamerican
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To: mnehrling

Ditto!!! I think Palin is a phenomenal choice and have been pushing for her on my Facebook site for months now. You’re right, she is a female Reagan. While I like Mitt there was never a doubt in my mind that Sarah was the best choice for McCain. Mitt fans need to get over it. We have a solid, solid conservative as our VP and I’m ecstatic!!!


155 posted on 08/29/2008 8:32:48 AM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Just a bitter South Carolinian clinging to my religion and guns.)
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To: TornadoAlley3
Obama/Biden vs. McCain/Palin


156 posted on 08/29/2008 8:32:49 AM PDT by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: maggief
JOHN, (almost) ALL IS FORGIVEN

The talking heads don't know what to do!!! They were totally unprepared for this! Obviously no one prepared vetted taking points because the pundits are screwing up badly. This is amazing ... and completely informative about the MSM. There is sound bite fodder aplenty today.

157 posted on 08/29/2008 8:33:04 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Michelle Obama is the only woman in the world who can make Hillary look warm and cuddly.")
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To: georgiagirl_pam
You need to send an email to CNN.

Seriously.

158 posted on 08/29/2008 8:33:17 AM PDT by Lurking in Kansas (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: conservativeinferno

You’re not kidding... never thought I’d go to a Hillary Forum and see them as excited (and possibly more so) about the GOP pick than FR!


159 posted on 08/29/2008 8:33:29 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Pravious

I will have to find this one website that does stream Fox news...not sure where I put it in my email though.

It worked as of last month.


160 posted on 08/29/2008 8:33:45 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Don’t those fools realize she has a husband who has so far been successful in raising four other kids while his wife is gov.?


161 posted on 08/29/2008 8:34:02 AM PDT by synbad600
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To: flaglady47

“Slayer of the bridge to nowhere”

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5j_uAaHzwQn-O9TZHU3j0maSkmkoA


162 posted on 08/29/2008 8:34:49 AM PDT by flyfree
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To: NautiNurse

Yes, I saw that cretin too.


163 posted on 08/29/2008 8:35:04 AM PDT by Lexinom
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To: conservativeinferno

Wow. This is heartening:

Today, 10:05 AM
hillary1
Gold Member = >500 Posts Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 740
Poster Rank: #115

Hope/integrity/morality


Quote:
Originally Posted by movingtous
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080829/...cvn_veepstakes

Please say it’s so!!!!!

HOPE ITS PALIN, I WOULD VOTE TWICE JUST TO STICK IT TO

OBAMA

Come on over, PUMAs!


164 posted on 08/29/2008 8:35:08 AM PDT by Choose Ye This Day ("Above all else, let us think straight." -- Melvin J. Ballard)
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To: georgiagirl_pam

Does CNN have a problem with working moms that have special needs kids and stay-at-home dads? How progressive!


165 posted on 08/29/2008 8:35:12 AM PDT by maggief
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To: jch10
I’m thrilled beyond words! Big check in the mail to McCain-Palin!! Way to go, John!!

I wss waiting for McCain's veep pick before I sent money too, and so I'm in with Palin. The exploding moonbats alone justify her on the ticket, but she has much more to offer. You done good McCain and I will refrain from calling you Queeg for the duration of the election. However, after your elected all bets are off....:)

166 posted on 08/29/2008 8:35:55 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (Obama Bin Biden.........thank you Lord, thank you thank you thank you.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

My Internet has been out for 2 days. The cable co is working on it now.

So, I’ve been watching the Breaking News on the various news and network channels.

It is hilarious. The newsies are apoplectic. From shock to surprise to one-up-woman-ship. Andrea Mitchell was almost voiceless, initially.

They want to claim Palin doesn’t have experience, but then, neither does Obama. So, they are saying Palin doesn’t have any ‘foreign policy experience.’ [They forget that their last golden boy president didn’t have any foreign policy experience either.]


167 posted on 08/29/2008 8:35:55 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: sofaman
Inuit??? They produced Quicken and QuickBooks??? Who knew? ;-))))

LOL! Sofaman, you crack me up. O happy day! After being in a black depression over this election for months, I'm now ecstatic about it! GO PALIN!!!!!

168 posted on 08/29/2008 8:36:31 AM PDT by American Quilter (The urge to save humanity is nearly always a cover for the urge to rule. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: TornadoAlley3

OMG! I had given up all hope. This is AWESOME. Now he has a young person to balance out the ticket, a woman to snap up those Hillary PUMAs, and a real conservative to boot.


169 posted on 08/29/2008 8:37:10 AM PDT by Scutter
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To: sofaman

With all due respect to Romneybots, it should be noted that there are differing degrees of Romneybot-ism ranging from the emotionally invested sycophants who have a seriously worrisome “Obama messiah” attachment to Flip, to those who just feel he would be the best choice but don’t spend their days and nights dreaming of Mitt. Glad to hear you fall in that latter category.


170 posted on 08/29/2008 8:37:17 AM PDT by big'ol_freeper (A vote for third party is a vote for nObama)
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To: NonValueAdded
JOHN, (almost) ALL IS FORGIVEN

If this was a "maverick" choice, well this voter is starting to like the word!

171 posted on 08/29/2008 8:37:36 AM PDT by JRochelle (I support the PUMAS!)
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To: CedarDave

” Morning!! It’s a great morning, isn’t it!! “

It’s 12:39 a.m. over here in Japan , and I’m up celebrating with a bottle of Hobgoblin Dark Ale !!!!! Yippee !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


172 posted on 08/29/2008 8:38:09 AM PDT by sushiman
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To: conservativeinferno
The PUMA’s are so happy.

Happy isn't the word for it. Positively ecstatic is more like it.

173 posted on 08/29/2008 8:38:22 AM PDT by CedarDave (Rat party platform: Socialist, pro-abortion, tax everyone, surrender to anyone, sex with anything)
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To: conservativeinferno
Check out these two comment from the PUMA site:

Post:
"All this B.S. that the Republicans are racist and sexist, yet colin powell and condi rice were some of the biggest players in the rnc.
Now Sarah has been confirmed.

What does that tell you about the DNC.. Hypocrits."

And a response:
"That's exactly how I feel - the DNC has hoodwinked us for years about the GOP being racist/sexist... !!!"

Praise God, these women understand! I can only hope more and more will see the light through this campaign. And, Obama's lies about being a uniter? They see right through him -- these are SMART WOMEN these PUMAs! Glad to have them on board.

ANOTHER OPPOSITION ALERT (from info. seen at DU) -- Please go Freep the poll at http://www.cnn.com as the DU'ers are DUmbing it down! - The question: Will Sen. McCain's choice of Sarah Palin as a running mate snag Sen. Clinton's supporters?

After reading the two posts above, as well as the thread linked to the PUMA site, I think we already know that answer...

YIPPEE!!!
174 posted on 08/29/2008 8:38:59 AM PDT by LibertyRocks (BLOG: http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com ~ Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

I love these PUMA comments. They’re dead on:

MaryinOregon
Platinum Member = >750 Posts Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Medford,Oregon
Posts: 954
Poster Rank: #95


OMG! Republican candidate chooses a woman!!! Take that Democrats,party of sexism!!! ROFLMAO!!


175 posted on 08/29/2008 8:39:11 AM PDT by Choose Ye This Day ("Above all else, let us think straight." -- Melvin J. Ballard)
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To: retrokitten

Can you provide more information on Palin’s hockey interests?


176 posted on 08/29/2008 8:39:35 AM PDT by airborne (Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.)
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To: NautiNurse

He son Track enlisted in the Army in 2007... I guess they’ll be all over that story too. < /s>


177 posted on 08/29/2008 8:39:54 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: maggief; tgslTakoma


178 posted on 08/29/2008 8:40:02 AM PDT by stlnative (McCain/Palin 08)
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To: tgslTakoma

Boy I have been watching Andrea Mitchell and she is ready to barf. I am LOVING it.


179 posted on 08/29/2008 8:40:23 AM PDT by rep-always
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To: TornadoAlley3

bumpy bump for later


180 posted on 08/29/2008 8:40:27 AM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: Pravious

http://media.myfoxtwincities.com/livestream/web_channel/index.htm


181 posted on 08/29/2008 8:40:44 AM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Another great PUMA comment: “If this is true, this moves me from staying at home to voting McCain.”


182 posted on 08/29/2008 8:40:50 AM PDT by Choose Ye This Day ("Above all else, let us think straight." -- Melvin J. Ballard)
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To: airborne

All I’ve got right now is what’s been on the news, she calls herself a “hockey mom” and that she has played hockey as well.


183 posted on 08/29/2008 8:42:31 AM PDT by retrokitten
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To: airborne

Bye Bye Bama Bounce!


184 posted on 08/29/2008 8:43:03 AM PDT by synbad600
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To: livius
I agree that McCain has changed the entire dynamic of the race. It was a brilliant stroke!

+1 to that. McCain has changed the dynamic of this campaign with this pick. It will energize the base as no other pick would. To be honest, I didn't think McCain would do this, but props to him. This took really big stones to do, but if we know anything about McCain, he's got guts.

185 posted on 08/29/2008 8:43:06 AM PDT by IndyTiger
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To: maggief; tgslTakoma

Sarah and Todd Palin
186 posted on 08/29/2008 8:43:15 AM PDT by stlnative (McCain/Palin 08)
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To: retrokitten
Could they go any lower??

Yes.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) has been on MSNBC for the past five minutes, positively apoplectic over the choice of Sara Palin; says she has no experience, has a cloud of corruption surrounding her regarding a family member and a job, what possible experience does she have to take over as president if McCain dies... and on and on.

Now some male talking head is insulting the choice.

It must be a stroke of genius, this pick, if all the leftwing media heads are going full-tilt into attack mode so soon.

187 posted on 08/29/2008 8:43:50 AM PDT by onemiddleamerican
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To: flaglady47
from what I read about her, she sounds just like a female McCain, and that ain’t necessarily a good thing.

Is she for amnesty? I was worried since Alaska is a sanctuary state.
188 posted on 08/29/2008 8:44:02 AM PDT by CottonBall
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To: Choose Ye This Day
HOPE ITS PALIN, I WOULD VOTE TWICE JUST TO STICK IT TO OBAMA

Hey, and they're Democrats - they actually have experience voting twice!

(Meanwhile on CSPAN at the McCain Rally they have a local Dayton rock band playing a dreary tune or two....)

189 posted on 08/29/2008 8:44:43 AM PDT by Yossarian (Everyday, somewhere on the globe, somebody is pushing the frontier of stupidity... FREE LAZAMATAZ!!)
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To: stlnative

I agree with you. Her husband is very cute.


190 posted on 08/29/2008 8:45:04 AM PDT by rep-always
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To: flyfree
appeal to Hillary supporters who think sexism cost her the nomination, and consolidate large swaths of the conservative base.

I can attest to that. As a rather old broad I have my share of feminist sympathies and the way the media and BarakHussein treated Hillary felt like a knife to the heart. Not that I would have voted for her, but I really felt her pain and the pain of other women who felt dissed once again--and in the supposedly enlightened 21st century. You bet women will be drawn to a McCain/Palin ticket.

The other interesting thing is,many if not most women who mourned the loss of nomination for Hil are middle aged and older, not attracted to rock star types, but to older guys like McCain. So on two fronts, McCain-Palin will sop up the gravy of disenfranchised Hillary voters.

191 posted on 08/29/2008 8:45:37 AM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: IndianPrincessOK
<>AND what does being an Eskimo mean????

Don't ask me. I don't care if he's an Eskimo, and I certainly wouldn't rely on "Wiki" for any factual information. My question was: "So what if he's an Eskimo?"

192 posted on 08/29/2008 8:47:03 AM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Great interview with Larry Kudlow and Sarah Palin here- and- she OPPOSES McCain on ANWR- she is in FAVOR of ANWR!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ys4HGbiONY

ROFLMAO!!!


193 posted on 08/29/2008 8:47:25 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: IndianPrincessOK
<>AND what does being an Eskimo mean????

Don't ask me. I don't care if he's an Eskimo, and I certainly wouldn't rely on "Wiki" for any factual information. My question was: "So what if he's an Eskimo?"

194 posted on 08/29/2008 8:47:49 AM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Lurking in Kansas

I’ve already called them twice. The person on the phone hung up on me the first call. I called back and talked to a HR manager. They took my name and number and apologized but I told them that they had bigger fish to fry because their guy just offended MOTHERS, FAMILES OF SPECIAL NEEDS KIDS and WOMEN!
She was shocked that he actually said those words.


195 posted on 08/29/2008 8:47:49 AM PDT by georgiagirl_pam
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To: TornadoAlley3

"Hey Barry! Bet you're wondering?"
"Wondering what?"
"Who's the best pilot!"

The attack jet pilot has REALLY come to play.

He's so far inside the RAT-MSM OODA loop they can't even see him.

Good for you, Senator!

196 posted on 08/29/2008 8:48:04 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When He rolls up His sleeves, He ain't just puttin' on the Ritz)
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To: TornadoAlley3

I just put my money where my keyboard is ... contribute now!


197 posted on 08/29/2008 8:48:07 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Michelle Obama is the only woman in the world who can make Hillary look warm and cuddly.")
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To: airborne

http://dwb.adn.com/news/alaska/story/9298902p-9213479c.html

Governor’s son enlists on Sept. 11

ARMY: Track Palin will report to Fort Benning Tuesday.

By PETER PORCO
pporco@adn.com

Published: September 13, 2007
Last Modified: September 14, 2007 at 01:52 AM

EXCERPT

Track is a former Alaska All Stars hockey player who also played junior hockey in Michigan during part of his senior year, according to Leighow.

The reasons why he enlisted and why he signed his military contract on the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were unavailable Wednesday.


198 posted on 08/29/2008 8:48:14 AM PDT by maggief
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To: dynachrome

FReeper poll ping to you


199 posted on 08/29/2008 8:48:43 AM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: Veto!

Ken Salazaar, Dem senator from Colorado just said on MSNBC that this shows a lack of good judgement on the part of McCain because we have never heard of her before.

Ken Salazaar, you are an ignorant bastard. Buggar off, bozo.


200 posted on 08/29/2008 8:49:32 AM PDT by JRochelle (I support the PUMAS!)
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