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  • Newest essential Boy Scout equipment

    05/24/2013 6:37:04 AM PDT · 14 of 21
    RogerD to old-ager
    Take them out of the scouts. The Boy Scouts have to be abandoned now.

    We cannot surrender simply because the perverts won one battle.
    "Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?"
    - Belushi

    On my honor, I will do my best
    To do my duty
    to God and my country
    and to obey the Scout Law;
    To help other people at all times;
    To keep myself physically strong,
    mentally awake
    and morally straight.

    Surrendering BSA to perversion is not doing my duty to God or to my country, and it is the opposite of helping other people and keeping morally straight.

    A Scout is:
    * Trustworthy,
    * Loyal,
    * Helpful,
    * Friendly,
    * Courteous,
    * Kind,
    * Obedient,
    * Cheerful,
    * Thrifty,
    * Brave,
    * Clean,
    * and Reverent.

    If I am to be Trustworthy and Loyal, how can I abandon boys who have placed their trust in me and refuse to show loyalty to the boys in my Troop?
    If I am to be Helpful, Friendly, and Kind, how can I leave these boys vulnerable to the perverts who have been dreaming of this opportunity to take innocent boys into the woods away from their comfort zone for decades?
    If I am to be Obedient to God's laws, Brave, Clean, and Reverent, how can I disregard the words of Jesus [Matt 18:5-6] on those who cause those children to stumble, how can I back away from a fight for the safety of the next generation?

    No, I'm in this for the children and for the duration. I'll surrender if there is no chance of preserving Scouting as a safe refuge for children, but I will not surrender based on a single betrayal by the leadership.

  • Newest essential Boy Scout equipment

    05/24/2013 6:13:06 AM PDT · 10 of 21
    RogerD to MrB
    "Shoot - shovel - shut up" can become:



  • Newest essential Boy Scout equipment

    05/24/2013 6:03:43 AM PDT · 4 of 21
    RogerD to Dr. Brian Kopp

    I hope there is some plan for protecting younger, smaller boys from predatory older boys protected by political correctness. I’ve always liked the BSA pocket knife, although I miss the sheath knife. No, I won’t comment on how those BSA items might relate to this topic.

  • “Bare-bones” employer health insurance plans coming thanks to #ObamaCare

    05/22/2013 5:41:28 AM PDT · 18 of 34
    RogerD to freedomfiter2
    I’m almost there, but we can’t go on with medical costs going up %10 a year. The reason we’re in this mess is having too many people purchasing medical care with other people’s money. It has too stop somewhere and I’m willing to suffer to do that.

    Let's look at this from a different perspective - one that I consider the right perspective, even though it is rarely articulated.

    Accepting your number that medical costs are going up 10% per year, that is a VERY good thing if we are getting what we pay for. Look at the economy as a whole, and imagine it is growing at 2% per year real growth with medical costs 20% of the economy. What is the best place to spend that extra wealth?

    Should we spend that extra money on more trinkets from China?

    Should we spend that extra money on more restaurant meals with larger portions and double desserts?

    Personally, I think the best possible place to spend that money, where I would choose to spend that money from my own wallet, is on improved medical care.

    We are not spending a lot more for the same checkup on the sniffles. We are in most cases spending a lot more for medicines that treat conditions that used to require surgery. We are in most cases spending a lot more for surgeries that treat conditions that used to be crippling or fatal. We are in most cases spending a lot more for devices that allow my father to remain mobile despite his knee damage in Korea, and allow my mother to see despite a condition that would have blinded her just a decade ago. That is a VERY good use of our money. What ObamaCare will do is stifle that innovation, so that we will find few new treatments, just cheaper alternatives to existing treatments. I rather like the idea of curing conditions that are currently crippling or fatal, and I'm willing to pay more to get more.

    There are areas where medical effort is being wasted and costs are non-productive, but they are mostly due to excessive government intrusion or perverse insurance incentives. If we can reform malpractice - get rid of the frivolous lawsuits - we can cut the wasteful medical spending. If we can reduce the frivolous record keeping requirements, we can cut wasteful spending. If we can return to insurance as coverage for major, unexpected expenses instead of comprehensive coverage of sniffles check ups, birth control for party girls, and any other service on demand, consumers will have an incentive to control costs. But the idea that more government involvement will improve quality and cut costs strikes me as optimistic to the point of absurdity.

  • DHS SENDS IN CHOPPER to Intimidate Tea Party Protesters in LA

    05/22/2013 5:21:55 AM PDT · 4 of 177
    RogerD to 2ndDivisionVet
    In Los Angeles DHS put a chopper in the air and told Tea Party protesters they could not be on federal property. They had to move away from the building.

    Interesting. I was under the impression that "federal" property belonged to us, the people, but apparently America has been fundamentally transformed - as promised.

  • 60% of Voters Say Supreme Court Should Base Rulings on Constitution

    09/06/2008 2:49:08 AM PDT · 17 of 47
    RogerD to counterpunch
    Only 60% thinks the Supreme Court should use the Constitution as the basis of their decisions? Is 40% of our nation really that uneducated?

    This is good news. The general public is better educated than the Supreme Court, where at most five of nine justices ever agree that the Constitution should be their guide. We just have to make sure that our kids are learning the truth - and it would be nice to get more conservatives in the schools to teach history and "social studies" (the modern term for history based as much on feelings as on facts) from a pro-American perspective so that the children of "Living Constitution" liberals will have a chance.

  • Canadian Teens Convicted for Microwaving Family's Cat as Christmas 'Gift'

    09/06/2008 2:43:13 AM PDT · 10 of 46
    RogerD to chessplayer
    Two Canadian teens were handed a year’s probation ...

    I don't have pets, but you don't need your own cat to know that this was evil [Obama, take notes: evil exists and it's not just an equally valid perspective, not even if you want these criminals and the cat to all "show restraint"]. My suggestion? A minimum of two years in solitary confinement, followed by some sort of halfway house to reteach or more likely teach for the first time the basic social constraints that civilized people follow. I wouldn't object to ten or even twenty years in prison. The family that they victimized won't recover that soon, and I don't see why the criminals should have gotten off easier than their victims.

  • The Importance Of Age And Experience

    09/05/2008 5:58:03 PM PDT · 3 of 3
    RogerD to Kaslin
    Governor Palin is well over the minimum age chosen by the Founding Fathers, and she has experience to match the most highly regarded presidents in our history. Four presidents generally ranked in the top fifteen by historians have had experience comparable to Governor Palin’s prior to assuming office: Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Grover Cleveland.

    Sarah Palin spent four years as a City Council Member for Wasilla, Alaska, six years as Mayor of Wasilla, and two years as Governor of Alaska.

    FDR spent just over two years in the New York State Senate, eight years as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and four years as Governor of New York.

    Theodore Roosevelt three years in the New York State Assembly, two years as Governor of New York, one year as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and less than one year as Vice President of the United States.

    Woodrow Wilson spent eight years as President of Princeton University and two years as Governor of New Jersey.

    Grover Cleveland spent two years as Sheriff of Erie County, two years as Mayor of Buffalo, and two years as Governor of New York.

    Overall, I’d say that Palin’s background is comparable with that of several presidents considered highly successful, even considering that her state has a smaller population than the other two states on the list.

    While Obama has been running for office for as long as Palin has been running a state, I find it hard to consider the two tasks as comparable preparation.

  • Teacher-student sex not a felony, union says

    09/05/2008 1:29:04 PM PDT · 15 of 34
    RogerD to Borges
    If they’re over 18 it isn’t really a crime is it? It’s just grounds for losing your teaching certification I imagine.

    In many states it is a crime for a teacher to have sex with a student, even if the student is 18. Considering that teachers have unique access to students and are expected to act in loco parentis, in a parental role, many people consider this particular abuse of a teaching position to be an action that merits prosecution as a felony. As a teacher, I agree with those who want it to be illegal and not just grounds for firing.

    You're going to send your daughter to school for close to 200 days a year, where her future depends on what we teach her and even what we write about her in letters of recommendation, and your tax dollars are going to pay for us to perform those duties whether you like it or not. Is it too much to ask that all teachers keep their hands to themselves when they teach?

  • ACORN Statement on the Value of Community Organizing

    09/05/2008 10:39:53 AM PDT · 20 of 44
    RogerD to mukraker
    The fact that they marginalize our success ... people are empowered ... develop leadership skills ... building organizations and developing leadership ... worked individually and collectively to organize innovative grassroots campaigns on a number of critical issues ... employs 400 organizers that carry a huge responsibility of helping disenfranchised people ... better schools, financial justice, living wages, community improvement, immigration, healthcare, predatory lending, voter engagement and utilities ... ... ACORN’s victories amount to $15 billion ... Community organizers handling such awesome responsibilities is no laughing matter," Hurd concluded.

    I'm still confused on what they do. I didn't see anything about ensuring manufacturing or retail businesses could operate in those communities to provide jobs, teaching the skills that employers actually want (like showing up on time and working during work hours), or emphasizing their personal responsibility to fix their personal problems. I didn't need to be empowered. Instead, I got an education and a job. I didn't need an organizer to develop my leadership skills. Instead, I joined the Boy Scounts of America and then once I had a job took on responsibilities and produced results, so I came to be recognized as a leader by actually leading. I don't need an organizer working for "financial justice", whatever that is, because I pay my bills on time, save money for the future, and plan ahead. As for "utilities", I'm confused. My utility company has never been an issue, and I've heard most of them are the same for customers who pay their bills.

    So, now that ACORN has spoken up, what exactly is it that they do, and why do adults need someone else to do this for them?

  • Community Organizers Fight Back - Demand an Apology from Palin (Barking Moonbats Alert)

    09/04/2008 1:14:01 PM PDT · 67 of 141
    RogerD to mojito
    Organizers demand apology from Alaska governor, say “we’re working to clean up your mess!”

    Does anyone want to tell these community organizers the secret that their politicians keep from them? Almost all of the community organizers in the country are in states with liberal governors. Have they even considered that the mess they're cleaning up in the "neighborhoods that have been hit hardest" might be more closely related to their own liberal politicians than to the republican governor of a state that doesn't need community organizers?

    That's not quite true though. Alaska has community organizers who provide jobs for those in need. They are called "employers" and they organize their own savings and people in the community to give working people an even better deal than those in need would get from a welfare office and an organizer combined. Alaska also has organizers running a service to make sure that the young get the skills they need to go to college or get a job. Those organizers are called "principals". The best organizers of all are the ones who make sure that teenagers mostly do what they're supposed to do. In most Alaska communities, those organizers are called "parents" and most of them know what their job is and make it their top priority.

    The problem isn't just that failing cities have too few organizers cleaning up the mess created by politicians - namely by their local politicians. It's that they have the wrong kinds of organizers. They need parents who parent their children, employers who feel safe providing a day's pay in the community and can expect to receive a day's work for that pay, and principals who are supported by parents who see their job as quality control over both the schools and their own children to make sure that their kids are learning the things that matter.

  • Michigan “independent” in much-linked Palin focus group is … a Cindy Sheehan supporter

    09/04/2008 12:49:20 PM PDT · 13 of 13
    RogerD to Free ThinkerNY
    "I am not convinced that Palin’s experience as a mayor or governor in Alaska meet the qualifications to be vice president much less one stroke or heart attack away from being commander in chief."

    Age cannot wither nor custom stale the infinite irony of Obama supporters who repeat this mantra. Four presidents generally ranked in the top fifteen by historians have had experience comparable to Governor Palin’s prior to assuming office: Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Grover Cleveland.

    Sarah Palin spent four years as a City Council Member for Wasilla, Alaska, six years as Mayor of Wasilla, and two years as Governor of Alaska.

    FDR spent just over two years in the New York State Senate, eight years as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and four years as Governor of New York.

    Theodore Roosevelt three years in the New York State Assembly, two years as Governor of New York, one year as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and less than one year as Vice President of the United States.

    Woodrow Wilson spent eight years as President of Princeton University and two years as Governor of New Jersey.

    Grover Cleveland spent two years as Sheriff of Erie County, two years as Mayor of Buffalo, and two years as Governor of New York.

    Overall, I’d say that Palin’s background is comparable with that of several presidents considered highly successful, even considering that her state has a smaller population than the other two states on the list.

    While Obama has been running for office for as long as Palin has been running a state, I find it hard to consider the two tasks as comparable preparation.

  • 37,244,000 Viewers for Sarah Palin

    09/04/2008 12:19:53 PM PDT · 9 of 172
    RogerD to July 4th
    Shouldn't Governor Palin's 38 million viewers be compared with Senator Biden's viewership? Or has the press decided that Palin is at least as presidential as Obama (I know, that's a low standard), and the comparison is fair?
  • Palin shows she knows how to throw a punch

    09/04/2008 8:57:58 AM PDT · 21 of 21
    RogerD to RogerD
    I can't believe I missed this classic, although there were just so many:

    ... demanding Mrs Palin take a DNA test to prove she is the
    mother of Trig

  • Palin shows she knows how to throw a punch

    09/04/2008 8:55:51 AM PDT · 20 of 21
    RogerD to markomalley
    Palin's on the ticket because she's a woman and she isn't afraid to engage in the Republicans' mean-spirited personal attacks.

    Let's look at her personal attacks:

    I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a "community
    organizer," except that you have actual responsibilities

    They loved their country in good times and bad,
    and they are always proud of America

    We prefer candidates who don't talk to us one way in
    Scranton and another way in San Francisco

    I’m not going to Washington to seek their good opinion —
    I’m going to Washington to serve the people of this
    country

    Think about why each of those lines was effective. Now, let's look at the professional and unbiased coverage of Governor Palin (usually referred to as a small-town mayor, as if her nearly two years of running an entire state with 86% approval doesn't count):

    raise the question ... whether Sarah Palin has been
    enough of a hands-on mother.

    Not only do we have a woman with five children, ...
    special needs, ... 17-year-old child will need ... the
    grandchild ... .enormous distraction for a new vice
    president

    Her first priority has to be her children

    Trig is really the child of Sarah Palin's daughter

    picture of Bristol Palin pregnant with baby Trig

    guilty of trying marijuana in her reckless youth

    Palin ... affair with her husband’s business partner

    political reasons for preventing her daughter from
    getting an abortion

    irresponsible to have kept (Trig) ... knowing he would
    have Down Syndrome

    I see their point. There are obviously some nasty and mean spirited attacks going primarily in one direction, and under the rules of Washington Media, "Mayor" Sarah Palin needs to apologize. Of course, the reason we all love Governor Palin is that we know she won't apologize for violating the rules of that game.

  • Sarah and Grover (A good woman in a bad trade)

    09/03/2008 4:23:56 PM PDT · 6 of 9
    RogerD to DJ MacWoW
    Thank you for the ping. Although with less detail on individuals, I have a more general summary of the comparisons:

    Four presidents generally ranked in the top fifteen by historians have had experience comparable to Governor Palin’s prior to assuming office: Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Grover Cleveland.

    Sarah Palin spent four years as a City Council Member for Wasilla, Alaska, six years as Mayor of Wasilla, and two years as Governor of Alaska.

    FDR spent just over two years in the New York State Senate, eight years as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and four years as Governor of New York.

    Theodore Roosevelt three years in the New York State Assembly, two years as Governor of New York, one year as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and less than one year as Vice President of the United States.

    Woodrow Wilson spent eight years as President of Princeton University and two years as Governor of New Jersey.

    Grover Cleveland spent two years as Sheriff of Erie County, two years as Mayor of Buffalo, and two years as Governor of New York.

    Overall, I’d say that Palin’s background is comparable with that of several presidents considered highly successful, even considering that her state has a smaller population than the other two states on the list.

    While Obama has been running for office for as long as Palin has been running a state, I find it hard to consider the two tasks as comparable preparation.

  • Hillary's Former Spokesman: Lieberman Made 'An Effective Case for McCain'

    09/03/2008 1:03:12 PM PDT · 19 of 29
    RogerD to uncbob
    Obama wins-- bye bye 2012 for Hillary unless she pulls a Bobby Kennedy /Gene McCarthy. McCain wins --she faces Palin in 2012

    Hillary has a third option, and it may seem like her best bet. If McCain wins and Palin disappoints us in office (perhaps in part because she is damaged by two months of vicious attacks), then Hillary doesn't have to run against Palin. In that case, she doesn't want to have angered conservative and moderate women by jumping on Palin this year, but she doesn't want to anger black voters by betraying Obama this year. The politically expedient answer is to stand aside silently, which is what Hillary is doing. I don't think she's flummoxed, her strategy is to let both of her enemies fight it out.

  • Top Dem Estrich: 30% of Clinton Backers Could Vote for McCain/Palin

    09/03/2008 12:04:11 PM PDT · 57 of 73
    RogerD to PapaBear3625
    No, having them stay home is better. If they show up and vote for Palin, they will then likely vote Dem for the rest of the ballot. If they stay home, that helps us in all the other 2008 races.

    Normally I would agree, but the behavior of a large portion of the Dem leadership has been so phenomenally offensive and revolting that we may have a new crop of GOP voters from the fallout. The crossover Dems may decide to vote out all the gross Dem incumbents. I just hope a little bit of Sarah rubs off on our old guard and they don't take the added support as license to waste our tax dollars as if they were Big Gov't Dems.

  • Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Thread - Wednesday 9/3/08

    09/03/2008 8:55:10 AM PDT · 26 of 661
    RogerD to TSchmereL
    I just emailed this to Rush:

    Four presidents generally ranked in the top fifteen by historians have had experience comparable to Governor Palin’s prior to assuming office: Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Grover Cleveland.

    Sarah Palin spent four years as a City Council Member for Wasilla, Alaska, six years as Mayor of Wasilla, and two years as Governor of Alaska.

    FDR spent just over two years in the New York State Senate, eight years as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and four years as Governor of New York.

    Theodore Roosevelt three years in the New York State Assembly, two years as Governor of New York, one year as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and less than one year as Vice President of the United States.

    Woodrow Wilson spent eight years as President of Princeton University and two years as Governor of New Jersey.

    Grover Cleveland spent two years as Sheriff of Erie County, two years as Mayor of Buffalo, and two years as Governor of New York.

    Overall, I’d say that Palin’s background is comparable with that of several presidents considered highly successful, even considering that her state has a smaller population than the other two states on the list.

    While Obama has been running for office for as long as Palin has been running a state, I find it hard to consider the two tasks as comparable preparation.

    One final note: I will be posting this multiple times because I think it is important to get the word out that that her experience is in keeping with previous presidents. I apologize to those who are annoyed by seeing it too often.

    Lunch is ending and I have to teach (no, I can't listen to Rush while teaching), but please let me know if he uses it on the air.

  • McCain ad: Palin more qualified than Obama

    09/03/2008 8:35:41 AM PDT · 32 of 77
    RogerD to MBB1984
    It is fine to take the gloves off, but there should be some veracity in the statements. Obama does not have the experience to be President, but to say that Palin does, or has more than Obama is patently absurd.

    I would disagree with the term "absurd" and suggest that the perfect word is "obvious". Whether or not you agree with Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, or Wilson on politics, you have to admit that they were as ready for the job as any presidents in our history.

    Four presidents generally ranked in the top fifteen by historians have had experience comparable to Governor Palin’s prior to assuming office: Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Grover Cleveland.

    Sarah Palin spent four years as a City Council Member for Wasilla, Alaska, six years as Mayor of Wasilla, and two years as Governor of Alaska.

    FDR spent just over two years in the New York State Senate, eight years as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and four years as Governor of New York.

    Theodore Roosevelt three years in the New York State Assembly, two years as Governor of New York, one year as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and less than one year as Vice President of the United States.

    Woodrow Wilson spent eight years as President of Princeton University and two years as Governor of New Jersey.

    Grover Cleveland spent two years as Sheriff of Erie County, two years as Mayor of Buffalo, and two years as Governor of New York.

    Overall, I’d say that Palin’s background is comparable with that of several presidents considered highly successful, even considering that her state has a smaller population than the other two states on the list.

    While Obama has been running for office for as long as Palin has been running a state, I find it hard to consider the two tasks as comparable preparation.

  • McCain ad: Palin more qualified than Obama

    09/03/2008 8:14:41 AM PDT · 9 of 77
    RogerD to 2ndDivisionVet
    From the ad: "It is time to begin the debate about how to win the two wars this country is engaged in..."

    Don't we first need a debate on whether we want a Republican who will win the war or a democrat who will "end" the war, preferably without any mention of what the alternative is if they choose not to win the war?

  • McCain ad: Palin more qualified than Obama

    09/03/2008 8:11:31 AM PDT · 5 of 77
    RogerD to 2ndDivisionVet
    I love it when the truth is also devastatingly effective!
  • McCain and the politics of mortality (McCain Deathwatch MEGABARF)

    09/03/2008 8:08:54 AM PDT · 10 of 33
    RogerD to Alter Kaker
    “That’s why I didn’t pick John to support, because I’m just afraid the vice president will wind up taking over his job within that four-year presidency,” Norris explained in January.

    While Norris had a point back in January, now that we know who McCain's VP would be, that changes the significance of this morbid consideration. I'd rather not lose any sitting president, but it's nice to know that McCain chose someone more qualified based on her experience and performance than McCain himself, Biden, or certainly Obama.

    Sarah Palin has the experience to be among the best presdients in our history, based on a comparison with successful presidents. Four presidents generally ranked in the top fifteen by historians have had experience comparable to Governor Palin’s prior to assuming office: Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Grover Cleveland.

    Sarah Palin spent four years as a City Council Member for Wasilla, Alaska, six years as Mayor of Wasilla, and two years as Governor of Alaska.

    FDR spent just over two years in the New York State Senate, eight years as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and four years as Governor of New York.

    Theodore Roosevelt three years in the New York State Assembly, two years as Governor of New York, one year as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and less than one year as Vice President of the United States.

    Woodrow Wilson spent eight years as President of Princeton University and two years as Governor of New Jersey.

    Grover Cleveland spent two years as Sheriff of Erie County, two years as Mayor of Buffalo, and two years as Governor of New York.

    Overall, I’d say that Palin’s background is comparable with that of several presidents considered highly successful, even considering that her state has a smaller population than the other two states on the list.

    While Obama has been running for office for as long as Palin has been running a state, I find it hard to consider the two tasks as comparable preparation.

    One final note: I will be posting this multiple times because I think it is important to get the word out that that her experience is in keeping with previous presidents. I apologize to those who are annoyed by seeing it too often.

  • Hold The Line On Palin Freepers! (Vanity)

    09/03/2008 8:03:11 AM PDT · 10 of 39
    RogerD to bcatwilly
    The bad news for the Palin skeptics is that McCain cannot drop Palin, and Palin cannot withdraw without McCain losing the election in a landslide. The die is cast.

    The good news for the country is that Palin was a good pick. The worst scandals they have dredged up so far are that Bristol delivered Trig one month after becoming pregnant with a new baby, and that Palin may have pushed to permanently remove a state trooper who threatened civilians and used a taser on a child essentially for fun. The first accusation is so phenomenally stupid that I'm amazed it hasn't died off from laughter, although it wouldn't have mattered even if it was true. The second sounds like another reason to vote for Governor Palin - leaders are supposed to lead and to make the right thing happen. Or is someone suggesting that the Alaska State Police would have been better off with that trooper on their roster?

  • Sarah Palin/McCain to Address Attacks Today

    09/03/2008 7:42:03 AM PDT · 80 of 147
    RogerD to sheikdetailfeather
    I hope McCain remembers his history, especially the McCarthy hearings. The correct response today is very close to: Mr. Welch: "Until this moment, Senator, I think I never really gauged your cruelty, or your recklessness ... You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?"

    The total lack of class and decency in attacking the children, from the new baby to the 17 year old in the hope of receiving some political advantage is simply beyond my ability to describe. Perhaps Peggy Noonan, George Will, or one of the other greats will find the right words, once they get over the shock of seeing this vicious frenzy.

  • With Palin pick, McCain undermines his claims about Obama's experience (barf alert)

    09/03/2008 5:28:41 AM PDT · 12 of 27
    RogerD to markomalley
    Republicans have traditionally valued executive experience, while the Dems have traditionally valued senatorial debating experience. GOP support for Palin remains valid under their traditional measure of qualifications, while some Dems may not all be lying when they claim they see no difference in experience between Obama and Governor Palin.
  • Polls: Obama makes inroads with Clinton voters

    09/03/2008 3:19:07 AM PDT · 13 of 29
    RogerD to Darkwolf377
    I hope this will end the ludicrous, time-wasting fantasy that any Republican could ever gain Hillary's votes. What a non-story, aside from a few websites which probably signify a few hundred disgruntled Dems who were only playing coy to the bitter end.

    Do the math. 19% of 18 million votes is 3.4 million votes. That's enough to matter by any standard, whether they all stay home or half go for McCain and half stay home. Obama intentionally snubbed Hillary, and her most loyal fans are not going to forgive quickly. I'd call that the second biggest story of the election, behind Sarah Palin. I am more than happy to have as many as possible of those 3.4 million non-Obama votes go to McCain/Palin.

  • The Palin Church Video (MSM attacking Palin for praying!)

    09/02/2008 7:30:13 PM PDT · 34 of 114
    RogerD to freedomwarrior998
    attacking Palin for daring to pray

    At least they haven't fully exploited her biggest weakness. The truth is that Ms. Palin's not a meat eater - unlike the rest of us, she doesn't eat those red slices of real meat that come on a foam tray, covered in extra think plastic wrap from the meat factory. This is going to shock you, so make sure you're sitting down, but ... Councilwoman Palin eats DEAD ANIMALS. She goes out there and shoots Rocket J Squirrel's best friend, Bullwinkle, slices him into what she calls steaks (not real steaks but slices of muscle from a defenseless animal that she killed), cooks him up and feeds him to her family. We don't have to see the video to know the truth: Mayor Palin prays and thanks God for that imitation meat before every meal. And she means it, in both ways. She really is grateful for a slice of dead animal on her plate, and she sincerely trusts God to guide her life. The Republicans actually expect good, decent PETA supporters to vote for her just because she's a girl? Sheesh. Even if Governor Palin didn't think babies were a good thing and not just a punishment that could be avoided with a PP visit, true blue (or is that red?) Democrats and Socialists would avoid her for that barbarism. Nope, once word gets out, the conservative 70% of the country will be the only ones supporting Vice President Palin.

  • Carter Calls McCain POW Experience “Unfair Advantage”

    09/02/2008 7:01:23 PM PDT · 23 of 36
    RogerD to appleharvey
    I'm 52 years old, and Jimmy Carter is without a shadow of a doubt, the worst President in my lifetime. If anyone can think of a worse, I'm listening.

    I hate to be less than optimistic, but how about "Jimmy Carter is without a shadow of a doubt, the worst President in your lifetime - so far." The bad news is that could very easily change in the next few months. I will continue to pray for our country and for McCain/Palin, so taht Carter can keep his place in history.

  • Does Sarah Palin have the experience to be Vice-President

    09/02/2008 9:08:12 AM PDT · 31 of 35
    RogerD to sweetiepiezer
    Sarah has the experience to be among the best presdients in our history, based on a comparison with successful presidents. Four presidents generally ranked in the top fifteen by historians have had experience comparable to Governor Palin’s prior to assuming office: Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Grover Cleveland.

    Sarah Palin spent four years as a City Council Member for Wasilla, Alaska, six years as Mayor of Wasilla, and two years as Governor of Alaska.

    FDR spent just over two years in the New York State Senate, eight years as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and four years as Governor of New York.

    Theodore Roosevelt three years in the New York State Assembly, two years as Governor of New York, one year as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and less than one year as Vice President of the United States.

    Woodrow Wilson spent eight years as President of Princeton University and two years as Governor of New Jersey.

    Grover Cleveland spent two years as Sheriff of Erie County, two years as Mayor of Buffalo, and two years as Governor of New York.

    Overall, I’d say that Palin’s background is comparable with that of several presidents considered highly successful, even considering that her state has a smaller population than the other two states on the list.

    While Obama has been running for office for as long as Palin has been running a state, I find it hard to consider the two tasks as comparable preparation.

    One final note: I will be posting this multiple times because I think it is important to get the word out that that her experience is in keeping with previous presidents. I apologize to those who are annoyed by seeing it too often.

  • Can't wait to hear Rush on Republican superstar Briston

    09/02/2008 9:04:18 AM PDT · 83 of 107
    RogerD to Coldwater Creek
    I was never for Palin. I felt that she way too many home responsibilities to be able to do justice to the VP job.

    Last I checked, Sarah Palin was in a loving, stable marriage with a man who seems perfectly capable of holding down the fort at home. I don't see the VP job as likely to change that situation. In fact, I'd rather have someone like her who has a real family and values that family tha someone with no responsibilities at home. People like Sarah Palin are, as she has repeatedly proven, more likely to do the right thing for our future than the expedient thing for their own wallets.

  • Liberal CNN Host Campbell Brown Crosses line.........(blaming Sarah for daughters media Spotlight)

    09/02/2008 8:56:02 AM PDT · 109 of 147
    RogerD to IrishMike
    BROWN: Tucker, though, this obviously putting this young woman, Bristol Palin smack in the media spotlight at what's already got to be a very challenging time in her life. I mean, how do you respond to people who wonder why her mother would have subjected her to this scrutiny by accepting this high-profile position?

    The point seems to be that we all know the media and the Obama people are lowlife scums, and Sarah Palin should have expected them to attack the children, starting with Bristol. Based on the expectation that our country's enemies would stoop that low, she should have turned her back on McCain and forced him to choose a weaker VP in order to protect her own children from being the first targets of this barbaric feeding frenzy ... and let these vermin gain power over all of her children, along with the rest of us in January. I can imagine Obama's National Heatlth Care "sorry, but medical care for Trig and those like him isn't in the budget, it's too expensive, but we'll cover euthanasia for children with Downs if that helps." At least the cut-and-run philosophy is entirely in keeping with their war philosophy that the US should let Al Quaeda have Iraq so that instead of risking several hundred soldiers this year we can put off the danger for several extra months before we lose the lives of thousands of civilians on our own soil.

  • Sarah Palin, Web Invention

    09/02/2008 8:40:47 AM PDT · 20 of 41
    RogerD to reaganaut1
    Not only did Adam Brickley invent Sarah Palin by drumming up support for her, but he even planted stories on the Internet that make it look like she is the best possible choice for the job (frankly, a MUCH better choice than I expected from McCain). He made it look like she had been successful city council member who got the job done, a successful mayor who controlled spending and opposed corruption, a successful governor who controlled spending and opposed corruption, and even a successful person who lives her life according to the values she holds dear - mainstream American values that are not supposed to be advocated or even mentioned in politically correct public life.

    Brickley did such a good job with his inventions that the people of Alaska fell for it, and not only do they think she's their governor, but more than 80% of Alaskans actually support this web invention. Brickley cleverly made his creation look like several of the most respected presidents in our nation's history:

    Four presidents generally ranked in the top fifteen by historians have had experience comparable to Governor Palin’s prior to assuming office: Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Grover Cleveland.

    Sarah Palin spent four years as a City Council Member for Wasilla, Alaska, six years as Mayor of Wasilla, and two years as Governor of Alaska.

    FDR spent just over two years in the New York State Senate, eight years as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and four years as Governor of New York.

    Theodore Roosevelt three years in the New York State Assembly, two years as Governor of New York, one year as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and less than one year as Vice President of the United States.

    Woodrow Wilson spent eight years as President of Princeton University and two years as Governor of New Jersey.

    Grover Cleveland spent two years as Sheriff of Erie County, two years as Mayor of Buffalo, and two years as Governor of New York.

    Overall, I’d say that Palin’s background is comparable with that of several presidents considered highly successful, even considering that her state has a smaller population than the other two states on the list.

    While Obama has been running for office for as long as Palin has been running a state, I find it hard to consider the two tasks as comparable preparation.

    One final note: I will be posting this multiple times because I think it is important to get the word out that that her experience is in keeping with previous presidents. I apologize to those who are annoyed by seeing it too often.

  • Politico Pushes Left-Wing Palin Talking Points

    09/02/2008 8:29:18 AM PDT · 9 of 17
    RogerD to FreedomProtector
    Governor Palin threatens the entire power base of the left. Imagine Governor Palin with 12-16 years in DC doing what she did as mayor and governor.

    You're exactly right. The first two things I expect from her are (1) pushing to cut government waste even in popular pork barrel projects that let dinosaurs bring home the bacon and thus get reelected long past their expiration dates, and (2) pushing to get rid of corrupt republicans. I imagine she'll spot her own crooks before she spots those on the other side because she'll work with them more, so the GOP crooks will be the first she exposes. I'm okay with that, more than okay because it should set a precedent to take criminal behavior from liberal crooks seriously in the unlikely(?) event that another Democrat congresscritter has something other than ice cream in his freezer.

  • Politico Pushes Left-Wing Palin Talking Points

    09/02/2008 8:00:48 AM PDT · 3 of 17
    RogerD to army2008
    Politico is also oblivious to a few inconvenient truths, if I may use the phrase to describe actual facts. Here are the details they overlooked when the limited themselves to "modern presidents":

    Four presidents generally ranked in the top fifteen by historians have had experience comparable to Governor Palin’s prior to assuming office: Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Grover Cleveland.

    Sarah Palin spent four years as a City Council Member for Wasilla, Alaska, six years as Mayor of Wasilla, and two years as Governor of Alaska.

    FDR spent just over two years in the New York State Senate, eight years as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and four years as Governor of New York.

    Theodore Roosevelt three years in the New York State Assembly, two years as Governor of New York, one year as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and less than one year as Vice President of the United States.

    Woodrow Wilson spent eight years as President of Princeton University and two years as Governor of New Jersey.

    Grover Cleveland spent two years as Sheriff of Erie County, two years as Mayor of Buffalo, and two years as Governor of New York.

    Overall, I’d say that Palin’s background is comparable with that of several presidents considered highly successful, even considering that her state has a smaller population than the other two states on the list.

    While Obama has been running for office for as long as Palin has been running a state, I find it hard to consider the two tasks as comparable preparation.

    One final note: I will be posting this multiple times because I think it is important to get the word out that that her experience is in keeping with previous presidents. I apologize to those who are annoyed by seeing it too often.

  • DIRTY TOOLS (MoveOn offers $5000 bounty for dirt on Palin's husband)

    09/02/2008 7:55:02 AM PDT · 189 of 223
    RogerD to dearolddad
    How about this: Rumor has it that the governors husband was getting ... intern in the governors office.

    Be nice. 1. The intern was less than half the executive's age, but she was not (legally speaking) underage. 2. She wasn't "fat", just slightly rounded, in the pictures I remember from her internship. 3. That's such an absurd charge to begin with that I wouldn't believe it unless the intern saved a dress with DNA residue on it, and I can't begin to imagine what type of girl would do keep her dirty laundry and then air it in public.

  • DIRTY TOOLS (MoveOn offers $5000 bounty for dirt on Palin's husband)

    09/02/2008 1:27:52 AM PDT · 115 of 223
    RogerD to Chet 99
    I'm surprised they stopped with a bounty on the husband. How about cash for unflattering pictures of one of the children? Surely a Palin toddler has wet her pants in a picture worth $1000 or their newborn got caught drooling in a picture worth $500. Maybe a picture of a teenager with pimples is worth $200? Soros has plenty of money still, he hasn't yet spent it all to bring a communist future to our children, and he has plenty of time to put a price on the little ones. MoveOn and Soro seem oblivious to the reactions of the sane 70% of the country, or maybe they think embarrassing the husband is the only chance to stop Palin/McCain and get the power that motivates Soros.
  • Republicans Relish Pitting Palin vs. Obama on Experience

    09/01/2008 7:21:34 PM PDT · 16 of 63
    RogerD to goodnesswins
    Keep Posting it......also.....I believe Obama is a product of the Chicago “Machine” only. He’s a pawn.

    You don't think Obama made it this far based on ability, experience, and a record of accomplishment - from his in-depth analyses as editor of the Harvard Law Review, to his major legislative accomplishments and leadership, and his contributions to bipartisanship as the #1 most liberal senator in the country? You must be looking at different facts from those who get a tingle up their leg or even faint at the sight of him.

  • Republicans Relish Pitting Palin vs. Obama on Experience

    09/01/2008 7:16:25 PM PDT · 9 of 63
    RogerD to Mr. Mojo
    Which is why the Donks have (temporarily) switched to attacking Palin's family. ...which will also backfire, of course.

    You think Democrats suggesting that Sarah and her daughter both made mistakes by keeping their babies instead of killing them (pro-choice, but only for those who choose abortion) might not play as well as Kos and Obama hope? Obviously, you're not a professional. I don't know how much the guys who came up with the idea of attacking children to improve Obama's popularity made for that strategic insight, but I'm guessing it's more than either of us will ever make for a monumental blunder.

  • Republicans Relish Pitting Palin vs. Obama on Experience

    09/01/2008 7:10:46 PM PDT · 3 of 63
    RogerD to Vision Thing
    Four presidents generally ranked in the top fifteen by historians have had experience comparable to Governor Palin’s prior to assuming office: Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Grover Cleveland.

    Sarah Palin spent four years as a City Council Member for Wasilla, Alaska, six years as Mayor of Wasilla, and two years as Governor of Alaska.

    FDR spent just over two years in the New York State Senate, eight years as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and four years as Governor of New York.

    Theodore Roosevelt three years in the New York State Assembly, two years as Governor of New York, one year as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and less than one year as Vice President of the United States.

    Woodrow Wilson spent eight years as President of Princeton University and two years as Governor of New Jersey.

    Grover Cleveland spent two years as Sheriff of Erie County, two years as Mayor of Buffalo, and two years as Governor of New York.

    Overall, I’d say that Palin’s background is comparable with that of several presidents considered highly successful, even considering that her state has a smaller population than the other two states on the list.

    While Obama has been running for office for as long as Palin has been running a state, I find it hard to consider the two tasks as comparable preparation.

    One final note: I will be posting this multiple times because I think it is important to get the word out that that her experience is in keeping with previous presidents. I apologize to those who are annoyed by seeing it too often.

  • Palin Shocker: How Will It Play?

    09/01/2008 5:08:15 PM PDT · 193 of 257
    RogerD to Dick Holmes
    We can’t choose our mothers, but we are responsible for raising our daughters. If Obama’s unmarried 16 year old daughter got pregnant, what would that say about him and Michelle?

    I have confidence that this would not happen in Obama's family. Michelle would take their daughter to get the problem "fixed", and they would truthfully answer the question that evening. "No, that is a viscious rumor. My daughter is not pregnant," where the truth of the answer depends on what the meaning of the word "is" is, and since she would no longer be pregnant after making the correct choice to avoid being punished with a baby, it would be true. Based on his votes and speeches, Obama would even be okay with killing the baby after an accidental live birth if the abortionist didn't finish the job correctly.

  • Palin Shocker: How Will It Play?

    09/01/2008 5:00:57 PM PDT · 187 of 257
    RogerD to UCFRoadWarrior
    Good point....I think all the people here trying to explain away Palin’s forthcoming grandchild are missing the picture here...this is an opening for them to attack abstinence only education.

    I don't see it that way. They have tens of thousands of such opportunities every year. One more won't matter. In fact, a high profile "opportunity" in which they do the right thing and their lives change so profoundly seems to me like an excellent teachable moment for responsible parents.

  • Palin Shocker: How Will It Play?

    09/01/2008 4:50:25 PM PDT · 179 of 257
    RogerD to gracesdad
    I’m asking whether I would intentionally put my daughter through this sort of national attention by agreeing to run for VP. I hope I wouldn’t, but I’m obviously not as driven as Palin.

    I don't think it has anything to do with being "driven". I have relatives up there, and people in their community already knew. Running for VP isn't going to affect the daughter's interactions with her friends, who already adjusted to this news. A teenager, at least from what I've seen with sixty of them in my classes plus my own children, cares about her circle of friends and isn't likely to give Wolfe Blitzer more thought than it takes for an eye roll before moving on to her homework and other important things - which of her friends is going out with whom and whether she can find a homecoming dress that she likes that will fit well.

    This also tells us that if the daughter of a social conservative can come out as being pregnant before marriage, even if she is getting married, there’s no longer any shame whatsoever to this. It tells me a lot more than if this had been the daughter of a liberal.

    This has been happening with conservatives for centuries, including with a few in my own ancestery (either that or some healthy babies were born as much as six months premature, just twelve weeks after one wedding). The family is supporting their daughter, which is the right thing. They are keeping the baby, which is the right thing. The two loved each other enough to make a baby, and now they are getting married so their child will have an intact family. In most cases, I believe that is the right thing too.

    Nonetheless, I wish nothing than the absolute best to Bristol and her future family.

    That's one thing we agree on. Personally, I think her children will be strong enough to handle Washington DC without being drawn into the city's problems.

  • To rebut rumors, Palin says daughter, 17, pregnant

    09/01/2008 9:44:50 AM PDT · 53 of 144
    RogerD to savedbygrace
    "In a sane world, this should be a one day story. The news media should drop it after today."

    "In a sane world" tends not to be relevant with the mainstream media. I imagine we'll get daily reports on well baby visits, on wedding and honeymoon details, on the daughter's activities, health, weight gain, pimples, and anything else they can come up with to act as a distractor. They want to look like they're covering both sides without doing anything that might help a republican, and they'll milk this for all it's worth and more. That's okay. Palin is human and her family has to deal with this sort of thing. I'm not sure why that would be an issue for me as a voter.

  • To rebut rumors, Palin says daughter, 17, pregnant

    09/01/2008 9:31:55 AM PDT · 14 of 144
    RogerD to rface
    So, Palin isn't going to be the cute, young babe that liberals are up in arms over. By the time they are sworn in (if we're lucky), she's going to be dignified, accomplished grandmother who happens to still look fit. I can live with that, although I know what Obama would say about his own daughters being "punished for a mistake".

    Other than the fact that being a grandmother sounds more wise and experienced, this doesn't change the main facts. Four presidents generally ranked in the top fifteen by historians have had experience comparable to Governor Palin’s prior to assuming office: Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Grover Cleveland.

    Sarah Palin spent four years as a City Council Member for Wasilla, Alaska, six years as Mayor of Wasilla, and two years as Governor of Alaska.

    FDR spent just over two years in the New York State Senate, eight years as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and four years as Governor of New York.

    Theodore Roosevelt spent some time in the New York State Assembly(?), two years as Governor of New York, two years as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and less than one year as Vice President of the United States.

    Woodrow Wilson spent eight years as President of Princeton University and two years as Governor of New Jersey.

    Grover Cleveland spent two years as Sheriff of Erie County, two years as Mayor of Buffalo, and two years as Governor of New York.

    Overall, I’d say that Palin’s background is comparable with that of several presidents considered highly successful, even considering that her state has a smaller population than the other two states on the list.

    While Obama has been running for office for as long as Palin has been running a state, I find it hard to consider the two tasks as comparable preparation.

    One final note: I will be posting this multiple times because I think it is important to get the word out that that her experience is in keeping with previous presidents. I apologize to those who are annoyed by seeing it too often.

  • Palin & Four presidents generally ranked in the top fifteen by historians

    09/01/2008 9:20:24 AM PDT · 6 of 13
    RogerD to DJ MacWoW
    Thak you very much.
  • What Can Governor Sarah Palin Not Do?

    09/01/2008 9:03:03 AM PDT · 13 of 28
    RogerD to DJ MacWoW
    Have you posted this as a thread so it can be bookmarked?

    I have not and haven't gone through how to post a thread on my own, but I don't mind is someone else pirates my words, with or without attribution and with or without editorial changes of their own, for any thread, bulletin board, or other use.

  • A woman — but why this woman? [Sarah Palin]

    09/01/2008 8:58:27 AM PDT · 42 of 126
    RogerD to maica
    Vocabulary point: her objection is not to Palin's qualifications but to Palin's positions on the issues. I wish liberals knew that words have meaning. Her real complaint is that abortion is not in the Bill of Rights and protecting that Supreme Court decree overshadows all other considerations. Palin is qualified, with experience comparable to many haghly ranked presidents. Four presidents generally ranked in the top fifteen by historians have had experience comparable to Governor Palin’s prior to assuming office: Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Grover Cleveland.

    Sarah Palin spent four years as a City Council Member for Wasilla, Alaska, six years as Mayor of Wasilla, and two years as Governor of Alaska.

    FDR spent just over two years in the New York State Senate, eight years as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and four years as Governor of New York.

    Theodore Roosevelt spent some time in the New York State Assembly(?), two years as Governor of New York, two years as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and less than one year as Vice President of the United States.

    Woodrow Wilson spent eight years as President of Princeton University and two years as Governor of New Jersey.

    Grover Cleveland spent two years as Sheriff of Erie County, two years as Mayor of Buffalo, and two years as Governor of New York.

    Overall, I’d say that Palin’s background is comparable with that of several presidents considered highly successful, even considering that her state has a smaller population than the other two states on the list.

    While Obama has been running for office for as long as Palin has been running a state, I find it hard to consider the two tasks as comparable preparation.

    One final note: I will be posting this multiple times because I think it is important to get the word out that that her experience is in keeping with previous presidents. I apologize to those who are annoyed by seeing it too often.

  • What Can Governor Sarah Palin Not Do?

    09/01/2008 8:53:46 AM PDT · 9 of 28
    RogerD to reasonisfaith
    I know what she can't do. She can't surround her children with role models whom she would be ashamed of or those who would shock the average voter (as Obama did). She can't let corruption in her own party slide by to help her get ahead. She can't whine about problems when she's in a position to actually solve them. And she can't be criticized as unready for office. Four presidents generally ranked in the top fifteen by historians have had experience comparable to Governor Palin’s prior to assuming office: Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Grover Cleveland.

    Sarah Palin spent four years as a City Council Member for Wasilla, Alaska, six years as Mayor of Wasilla, and two years as Governor of Alaska.

    FDR spent just over two years in the New York State Senate, eight years as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and four years as Governor of New York.

    Theodore Roosevelt spent some time in the New York State Assembly(?), two years as Governor of New York, two years as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and less than one year as Vice President of the United States.

    Woodrow Wilson spent eight years as President of Princeton University and two years as Governor of New Jersey.

    Grover Cleveland spent two years as Sheriff of Erie County, two years as Mayor of Buffalo, and two years as Governor of New York.

    Overall, I’d say that Palin’s background is comparable with that of several presidents considered highly successful, even considering that her state has a smaller population than the other two states on the list.

    While Obama has been running for office for as long as Palin has been running a state, I find it hard to consider the two tasks as comparable preparation.

    One final note: I will be posting this multiple times because I think it is important to get the word out that that her experience is in keeping with previous presidents. I apologize to those who are annoyed by seeing it too often.

  • An Open (PUMA) Letter to Governor Palin re: Using the "18 million cracks" phrase

    09/01/2008 8:49:22 AM PDT · 12 of 53
    RogerD to Libloather
    The letter is classy, and I hope more people on both sides will give it some thought. I will always vote for the best candidate based on character, qualifications, and issues in that order and regardless of party, race, or sex. I'd rather vote for an honest Democrat than for a sleazy Republican. I hope we are stepping away from the recent partisanship and toward an era when we all cast informed votes rather than straight party line.

    As for Palin's qualifications, her expreience is comparable to many sussessful presidents, and her character shines through in what I have read from each term of office. Four presidents generally ranked in the top fifteen by historians have had experience comparable to Governor Palin’s prior to assuming office: Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Grover Cleveland.

    Sarah Palin spent four years as a City Council Member for Wasilla, Alaska, six years as Mayor of Wasilla, and two years as Governor of Alaska.

    FDR spent just over two years in the New York State Senate, eight years as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and four years as Governor of New York.

    Theodore Roosevelt spent some time in the New York State Assembly(?), two years as Governor of New York, two years as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and less than one year as Vice President of the United States.

    Woodrow Wilson spent eight years as President of Princeton University and two years as Governor of New Jersey.

    Grover Cleveland spent two years as Sheriff of Erie County, two years as Mayor of Buffalo, and two years as Governor of New York.

    Overall, I’d say that Palin’s background is comparable with that of several presidents considered highly successful, even considering that her state has a smaller population than the other two states on the list.

    While Obama has been running for office for as long as Palin has been running a state, I find it hard to consider the two tasks as comparable preparation.

    One final note: I will be posting this multiple times because I think it is important to get the word out that that her experience is in keeping with previous presidents. I apologize to those who are annoyed by seeing it too often.