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Palin's Social Views Hurt Ticket
Real Clear Poltics ^ | 9/4/08 | Froma Harrop

Posted on 09/04/2008 8:42:02 AM PDT by steve-b

I had dinner last night with a Republican-leaning independent who was despondent over John McCain's choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. She had been looking forward to supporting McCain as a fiscal conservative with a deep understanding of foreign relations. But all she could now see was that picture of Palin's pregnant 17-year-old looking defiant and stupid as she held mom's fifth baby.

Many religious conservatives are jubilant. They regard Palin as a swell choice because her high-schooler was going to have the baby. The line sent my friend into shock. This is not a matter of abortion politics, she said, but of managing one's own affairs.

"Don't they have birth control up in Alaska?" she asked....

(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: 2008; 2008veep; barbie; catfight; democrats; dnctalkingpoints; elections; mccainpalin; palin; palinfamily; palinnomination; palinrippedmyflesh; pds; sarahpalinbarbie; stevebgone; supressthevote; troll; zot
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To: Kevmo

I don’t know what your problem is. I made no statement of position, just a statement of how the technology works. Please stay on topic and stop the personal slurs.


151 posted on 09/08/2008 10:56:44 AM PDT by E=MC2
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To: Crystal Cove

From the Seattle Times:

Palin’s criticisms strained her relationship with Alaska’s congressional delegation because they were still receiving plenty of earmark requests that they were trying to push through a Democrat-controlled Congress. This year, in addition to the 31 submitted by Palin’s office, there were dozens submitted by smaller communities and borough governments.

“It really drove a wedge between her and the Alaska delegation,” Persily said. “She was branding them as irresponsible, and they felt like she was holding them up to public ridicule.”

Palin also was admonished by the Fairbanks News-Miner, which chided her for “misplaced criticism” for suggestions that the state earmarks were pork-barrel projects.

Palin wrote back an angry response, saying she had reduced the earmarks — but never labeled them as “pork projects.”

Palin wrote that she supports state earmarks “when there is an important federal purpose and strong citizen support.”


152 posted on 09/08/2008 11:02:39 AM PDT by E=MC2
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To: Crystal Cove
And I just saw another clip of her

CNN or MSNBC?

153 posted on 09/08/2008 11:03:26 AM PDT by E=MC2
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To: E=MC2

Then feel free to open that thread.

Focusing on the FR server bandwidth is a red herring. I call bull shiite.


154 posted on 09/08/2008 11:06:31 AM PDT by Kevmo (Obama Birth Certificate is a Forgery. http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/certifigate/index?tab=articles)
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To: Kevmo

Your song takes 50x more bandwidth on FR as an image link!


155 posted on 09/08/2008 11:07:25 AM PDT by E=MC2
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To: E=MC2

Then feel free to open that thread.

Focusing on the FR server bandwidth is a red herring. I call bull shiite.

p.s. your argument is ridiculous this time, I look forward to seeing it on such a thread.


156 posted on 09/08/2008 11:22:27 AM PDT by Kevmo (Obama Birth Certificate is a Forgery. http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/certifigate/index?tab=articles)
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To: Kevmo
p.s. your argument is ridiculous this time, I look forward to seeing it on such a thread.

I made no argument. Just presented some facts.

157 posted on 09/08/2008 12:03:13 PM PDT by E=MC2
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To: E=MC2

Then feel free to open that thread. I look forward to seeing the presented “facts” on such a thread.


158 posted on 09/08/2008 12:33:38 PM PDT by Kevmo (Obama Birth Certificate is a Forgery. http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/certifigate/index?tab=articles)
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To: Crystal Cove
Can you give me links that dispute the above?

Still at it, I see.

159 posted on 09/08/2008 6:40:45 PM PDT by SittinYonder
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To: SittinYonder

Got a lot of time on your hands, eh?


160 posted on 09/08/2008 7:32:03 PM PDT by Crystal Cove
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