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Brilliant McCain Stroke: Now Hillary & Bill Can Vote For A Female... (Debbie Schlussel Thumbs Up!)
Debbie Schlussel.com ^ | 8/29/2008 | Debbie Schlussel

Posted on 08/29/2008 8:53:18 AM PDT by goldstategop

Though I'm no big fan of John McCain, his choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate is a stroke of genius. Brilliant.

I'm not into affirmative action picks, but Palin is smart, articulate, and competent in her own right, regardless of whether she has a uterus. And in this case, McCain picking a woman--a bright conservative who happens to be female--was necessary.

It was necessary because Barack Obama made a big mistake in picking Joe Biden. He angered female Hillary supporters. Now, they will have a tough time voting for the Obama-Biden ticket, which dissed them, and the McCain affirmative action ticket, which gave them something to think about.

The choice of Palin makes me more enthused to cast my vote for John McCain in November, because I like Palin. She's pro-drilling for oil in ANWR and offshore, she's pro-life, and she's an attractive and intelligent married mother of several kids. And she articulates the conservative viewpoint well.

And McCain's timing was genius and masterful, too. The "bounce"--if there was any--and buzz about Barack Obama's over-rated, ho-hum acceptance speech, last night, is over. Finito. So sad, too bad.

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Debbie Schlussel hasn't been a fan of John McCain... and neither has yours truly. And we both think the Sarah Palin pick was a masterstroke that took the bounce out of Obama's sails! So sad, so bad.

"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

1 posted on 08/29/2008 8:53:18 AM PDT by goldstategop
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To: goldstategop
I've gotta disagree with you.

This woman is not ready to be commander in chief. For that Joe Biden really is a better choice. There's no way I'll ever pull the lever for John McCain now.

That this was a purely political move is laughably transparent.

2 posted on 08/29/2008 8:58:07 AM PDT by E. Cartman (Barkeep, in honor of John McCain, a round of prune daiquiris for all!)
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To: goldstategop

Greetings goldstategop:

Very interesting, we vetted Governor Paulin here on Free Republic. Finally a reason to vote for McCain.

Cheers,
OLA


3 posted on 08/29/2008 8:59:37 AM PDT by OneLoyalAmerican (I will vote against Obama. Now a candidate to vote for.)
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To: goldstategop

Obama just fell into the trap. Says she has no foreign experince. A heart beat away. Gezz a Obama running for President and have less experince.


4 posted on 08/29/2008 9:00:16 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: E. Cartman
Palin has been a mayor and governor. That's more experience than Obama will ever claim. The presidency is no place for on the job training. Why did Obama pick Biden? To underline his complete absence of qualifications for the nation's top job

"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

5 posted on 08/29/2008 9:01:31 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: E. Cartman
" The woman is not ready to be commander in chief "

Oh, haven't you heard? 72 is the new 40. Palin is not being selected to replace anyone anytime soon. 2012 2016 maybe.

6 posted on 08/29/2008 9:02:56 AM PDT by atc23
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To: E. Cartman

It is definitely an affirmative action pick. However, she is a real conservative, by all accounts. Something McCain needed. Not much enthusiasm from me, but it could have been much worse. He could have picked a boring moderate dolt, many which he was considering.


7 posted on 08/29/2008 9:03:22 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: E. Cartman

Judging from your sig line, you weren’t going to vote for McCain anyway.

Palin has more executive experience than Obama bin Binden combined. Hell, as CiC of the Alaska National Guard she has more military command experience than the entire Dem ticket. As for foreign policy, perhaps you haven’t noticed, but Alaska borders on Russia.


8 posted on 08/29/2008 9:04:24 AM PDT by mondonico (Peace through Superior Firepower)
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To: E. Cartman
Palin does not need to be "ready to be CIC". She is the VP. That is the position that is supposed to groom a candidate for the OVal Office. The VP is sent overseas to represent the President and she will do a great job representing McCain and his policys. The Democrats made the mistake of putting he apprentice ahead of the master. This will be their undoing in November.

9 posted on 08/29/2008 9:04:57 AM PDT by LetsRok
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To: E. Cartman

It is definitely an affirmative action pick. However, she is a real conservative, by all accounts. Something McCain needed. Not much enthusiasm from me, but it could have been much worse. He could have picked a boring moderate dolt, many which he was considering.


10 posted on 08/29/2008 9:05:11 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: E. Cartman
There's no way I'll ever pull the lever for John McCain now.

There, fixed it.

11 posted on 08/29/2008 9:06:21 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: mondonico
As for foreign policy, perhaps you haven’t noticed, but Alaska borders on Russia.

Right, and because Mexico borders Calee-forneea, Arnold should be Secretary of State. Beyond having the requisite anatomy, there's very little to recommend Governor Palin to be President of the United States...and this woman is only a very weak heart beat away from leading the free world.

12 posted on 08/29/2008 9:09:15 AM PDT by E. Cartman (Barkeep, in honor of John McCain, a round of prune daiquiris for all!)
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To: E. Cartman
This woman is not ready to be commander in chief. For that Joe Biden really is a better choice.

With all due respect, your logic is contorted. Consider:
President Ears (not ready to be CiC) -> VP Hair-Plugs (maybe ready to be CiC)

President McCain (ready to be CiC) -> VP Palin (maybe ready to be CiC)

The fallacy is contrasting an acting President's readiness vs. a VP's waiting-in-the-wings potential readiness. When contrasted as such, I'd rather take a chance with McCain who clearly above & beyond ready to lead vs. that boy-child trying to prove he's a man (or at least metrosexual).

13 posted on 08/29/2008 9:11:25 AM PDT by kromike
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To: E. Cartman

Oy vey, other that being a windbag in the senate for 36 years, what makes Biden a better choice?


14 posted on 08/29/2008 9:12:33 AM PDT by HenpeckedCon (Deport them all... Let God sort them out!)
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To: E. Cartman
Biden a Commander? He's a friggin micromanaging butt-in-ski! In addition he yaps on and on and wanders all over the place. No clear directions. There's no decision anyone under him can make that will be right. He has ALL the attributes of man who leads an army to abject total disaster.

* * *

Hey ... does anyone notice how Palin looks like a younger cousin of Florida's Kathleen Harris?

15 posted on 08/29/2008 9:13:23 AM PDT by bvw
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To: goldstategop

16 posted on 08/29/2008 9:14:13 AM PDT by unique
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To: E. Cartman

GOVERNOR Sarah Palin has run a State, and as a Mayor, a city. She just returned from a trip to IRAQ, to visit the troops. She has more CHUTZPAH than Bill Clinton, who allowed several terrorists attacks against the US to take place without a strong response.

As a former MILITARY FEMALE, this woman has what it takes to be COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF and I will vote for her, although formerly I was skeptical of McCain’s liberal stand on certain issues. Knows as “Sarah the Barricuda”, Gov Palin has what it takes, and is God’s answer to prayer for prevention of Obamamania.


17 posted on 08/29/2008 9:14:37 AM PDT by Kackikat ( Without National Security all other issues are mute points; chaos ensues.))
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To: goldstategop

With this pick, McCain caused the sea levels to rise, the collective water pressure across the country to drop and increased the load (pun intended) of waste treatment plants everywhere. The dims should really try to save all of that and use it and the methane to power their electric cars instead of flushing.


18 posted on 08/29/2008 9:14:41 AM PDT by bonnieblue4me
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To: goldstategop

I agree, BRILLIANT choice. I wanted Romney BUT I can get excited about Sarah Palin...I think this is just great!!!!

Team Obama bin Biden is so not happy right now ;)


19 posted on 08/29/2008 9:15:27 AM PDT by wndycndy (Got five for the moment.)
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To: E. Cartman
So I guess you'll vote for Obama then. That will be a bright move. You may deserve him but the rest of us don't.
20 posted on 08/29/2008 9:16:23 AM PDT by Dave911
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To: HenpeckedCon

Right On about the windbag from Delaware. I can hardly wait to see a VP debate where Plugs tries to get all up in the Governor’s grille. She will chew all the taste out of him and spit him on the floor.

Way to go Senator McCain! I’ll start sending money to the Texas GOP again.


21 posted on 08/29/2008 9:17:07 AM PDT by West Texas Chuck (US out of the UN - UN out of the US)
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To: goldstategop

Roger that. Exactly my own sentiments.

You’ve got to give McCain a few points: he’s courageous, smart, and devious. He might be the most talented ‘politician’ in a while.

Palin is a brilliant choice. She gets the conservative base interested again, and she gets positioned to be a future Pres. I’ve always thought the first female Pres would be a Republican, and a conservative.


22 posted on 08/29/2008 9:19:31 AM PDT by wiley
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To: E. Cartman
This woman is not ready to be commander in chief. For that Joe Biden really is a better choice. There's no way I'll ever pull the lever for John McCain now.

How much foreign policy experience did Governors Reagan and George W. Bush have before they were President (not to mention Clinton and Carter?) No governor has foreign policy experience. However, as VP, she will get excellent exposure and training in that arena. Remember, Americans generally elect governors as CiC because of their executive experience, which she has.

23 posted on 08/29/2008 9:20:41 AM PDT by Ziva (McCain could never make me vote for him... but Obama can.)
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To: Kackikat
As a former MILITARY FEMALE, this woman has what it takes to be COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF and I will vote for her, although formerly I was skeptical of McCain’s liberal stand on certain issues. Knows as “Sarah the Barricuda”, Gov Palin has what it takes, and is God’s answer to prayer for prevention of Obamamania

.......right......{snore}......

24 posted on 08/29/2008 9:20:59 AM PDT by E. Cartman (Barkeep, in honor of John McCain, a round of prune daiquiris for all!)
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To: E. Cartman

Go back to DU.


25 posted on 08/29/2008 9:21:02 AM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: Dave911
So I guess you'll vote for Obama then.

Ummm, no, I've never voted for a leftist from either the GOP or the democrat party and won't be doing so this time as well.

26 posted on 08/29/2008 9:25:46 AM PDT by E. Cartman (Barkeep, in honor of John McCain, a round of prune daiquiris for all!)
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To: OneLoyalAmerican
I live in Colorado. If the polls show the State moving out of tossup status and going towards McCain, then I will write in Ronald Regan as my protest vote.

If however, the race is still close, with Palin now on the ticket, I can hold my nose and vote for him.

With Palin on the ticket I might even send $25 to the GOP.

27 posted on 08/29/2008 9:28:18 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: E. Cartman

So I guess you’re setting this one out.


28 posted on 08/29/2008 9:28:34 AM PDT by Dave911
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To: E. Cartman

“This woman is not ready to be commander in chief. For that Joe Biden really is a better choice. There’s no way I’ll ever pull the lever for John McCain now.”

Is Obama more ready then Palin?


29 posted on 08/29/2008 9:29:55 AM PDT by Free Descendant (There is no god but Obama, and Michelle, Grandma and Ted Kennedy (PBUT) are His Prophets)
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To: West Texas Chuck
I respect McCain, as much as I disagree with some of his policies, I think he's a decent man. My vote won't matter much in the DPRM (Democratic Peoples Republic of Massachusetts) but I will still be contributing to his campaign. The alternative is absolutely unthinkable!
30 posted on 08/29/2008 9:31:37 AM PDT by HenpeckedCon (Deport them all... Let God sort them out!)
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To: E. Cartman

Eric, You are bringing up some very valid points. While I find Sara preferable to the provenly incompetant Condi Rice (who the affirmative action wing of FR really loved), I agree that her experience in FP is a definite weakness. I have a feeling she will get creamed by Biden in the debate.


31 posted on 08/29/2008 9:32:21 AM PDT by Clemenza (No Comment)
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To: E. Cartman

Senators are theoreticians, Governors are administrators.

Obama, McCain and Biden have had no experience in getting things done. Sara has as governor.

I have been very wary of this election because it appeared to be made up of Senators. Now the dynamic has changed dramatically in our favor.

So just watch and wait, Bright Boi. You too will come around.


32 posted on 08/29/2008 9:35:25 AM PDT by TexanToTheCore (If it ain't Rugby or Bullriding, it's for girls.........................................)
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To: wiley
I’ve always thought the first female Pres would be a Republican, and a conservative.

Me too.

33 posted on 08/29/2008 9:38:05 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: E. Cartman
This woman is not ready to be commander in chief

Well, she's not running for president.

34 posted on 08/29/2008 9:46:50 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: goldstategop

She can hunt and fish and was a former beauty queen too.


35 posted on 08/29/2008 9:49:17 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Clemenza

>>I have a feeling she will get creamed by Biden in the debate.<<

One question will settle the whole debate - if Biden is stupid enough to accept. “Explain to American voters your view on abortion?”

Don’t sit too close for the Duke of Delaware’s head is going to explode like one of Gallagher’s watermelons.


36 posted on 08/29/2008 9:51:22 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners.)
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To: E. Cartman
This woman is not ready to be commander in chief. For that Joe Biden really is a better choice.

Too bad Biden isn't running for the job. But Obama is, so knock yourself out with that fine CinC material you got there.

37 posted on 08/29/2008 10:05:03 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Dave911
So I guess you’re setting this one out.

No, I'll be voting for the most constitutionally conservative third party candidate.

38 posted on 08/29/2008 10:17:17 AM PDT by E. Cartman (Barkeep, in honor of John McCain, a round of prune daiquiris for all!)
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To: Clemenza
I have a feeling she will get creamed by Biden in the debate.

Everybody seems to be quaking with fear about Joe Biden. I don't get it. The only times he scored in the 'rat debates was when he basically differed from the party line. Otherwise he mouths off too much, utters stupid gaffes, and relies on sound bites.

Face it, 36 years in the Senate doesn't mean squat as far as debating skills--they haven't had a true debate there since about 1857. I reference for your consideration how goofy-foot dyslexic George Bush defeated the "tough experienced senate debater" John VietNam Kerry in 2000, and Senate Princeling Al Gore in 2004; and how old fly-fisherman Dick Cheney dismantled the glib shyster-senator Johnboy Edwards. And they all were better at it than Biden.

I have yet to hear Sara Palin speak, but from her bio, I have a feeling that if she stays within herself she can do all right against this bozo.

39 posted on 08/29/2008 10:22:33 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: mondonico

Your right she has the same Military experience Bill Clinton Had when he was Gov. Of Arkansas. She was Commander of the Alaska National Guard


40 posted on 08/29/2008 10:23:37 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: NTHockey
“Explain to American voters your view on abortion?”

Do you actually think the commie who will be moderating the debate will go anywhere near that question?

41 posted on 08/29/2008 10:29:57 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: E. Cartman
This woman is not ready to be commander in chief.

She has more executive experience than Obama, that's for sure.

In fact she has more executive experience than Obama, Biden and McCain put together.

42 posted on 08/29/2008 10:30:13 AM PDT by Wil H
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To: NTHockey
“Explain to American voters your view on abortion?”

Do you actually think the commie who will be moderating the debate will go anywhere near that question?

43 posted on 08/29/2008 10:30:32 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: E. Cartman

I was going to answer you..but rereading your post
on McCain..you are not worth the effort ...McCain
has my vote...before the VP pick...and he is a helluve
man...too good for you!! JK


44 posted on 08/29/2008 10:34:08 AM PDT by sanjacjake
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To: Wil H
In fact she has more executive experience than Obama, Biden and McCain put together.

The district manager of the local Avon ladies has more experience than those three but I seriously doubt you'd still want her to be President.

45 posted on 08/29/2008 10:35:11 AM PDT by E. Cartman (Barkeep, in honor of John McCain, a round of prune daiquiris for all!)
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To: E. Cartman
That this was a purely political move is laughably transparent.

You've got to be kidding??!!! I was not inclined to pick a woman but it was a stroke of genius. Not because of politics but because she is the real deal. She's done more in 2 years as an executor, a governor, than bambi has ever accomplished in his entire life. You must have missed the speech and/or have not done your homework. Either that or your just a liberal hack.

46 posted on 08/29/2008 10:36:46 AM PDT by jackv
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To: E. Cartman
This woman is not ready to be commander in chief.

She has more executive experience than Obama, that's for sure.

In fact she has more executive experience than Obama, Biden and McCain put together.

47 posted on 08/29/2008 10:40:06 AM PDT by Wil H
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To: HIDEK6

>>Do you actually think the commie who will be moderating the debate will go anywhere near that question?<<

Do you have any doubt that no matter what the question, the sanctity of life is going to make into the answer. At which point, either because he’s so dumb that he will raise the issue, or because he will have to answer Governor Palin, sit back and watch Biden’s head explode.

BTW, how come Biden did not graduate from high school until he was 5 months short of 19. If he is such a genius, he should have been graduated at 17. He’s a year younger than I and I graduated 8 days short of 17.


48 posted on 08/29/2008 10:48:25 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners.)
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To: Wil H

We got ourselves a Margaret Thatcher.

Sarah Palin is very well spoken and obviously willing to take on trouble.

This is the best move that has been made in politics in recent memory.

Imagine a Beautiful Lady sitting or standing across from Joe Biden and he says something offensive.

Can you imagine the our cry from all across the Globe.

You have to understand this election is for the American People but will give hope and comfort to women around the Globe.


49 posted on 08/29/2008 10:51:56 AM PDT by Bigmouthbass
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To: E. Cartman

She’s as ready as Clinton (bill was or hill is)

You were never going to pull the lever for McCain, it’s OK, we know.


50 posted on 08/29/2008 10:55:56 AM PDT by dangerdoc (dangerdoc (not actually dangerous any more))
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