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  • Indecent Wire Service Pictures of Sarah Palin

    10/09/2008 7:42:25 AM PDT · by WilliamReading · 72 replies · 5,703+ views
    Are these decent pictures of Gov. Sarah Palin published by Reuters and Associated Press?
  • Why Elite Women Hate Palin

    10/07/2008 1:31:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 71 replies · 2,223+ views
    Forbes ^ | 10/6/2008 | Ann Marlowe
    "If Sarah Palin is qualified to be a heartbeat away from the presidency, so am I!" These words spoken by my friend Janet were true. But Janet hasn't put herself in Palin's position by running for office. She's made films and renovated houses, cushioned by inherited money. And since she doesn't have any kids, it's hard to say what would have gotten in the way if she'd wanted to be in politics. She didn't, though, any more than 99% of my women friends and acquaintances; she believes in cultivating one's own garden. Most women I've talked with about Palin--all certified...
  • The Pornification of Sarah Palin

    10/03/2008 1:24:10 PM PDT · by kristinn · 50 replies · 3,492+ views
    Glamour ^ | Friday, October 3, 2008 | Amanda Carpenter
    There's a price to pay for conservative politicians like Sarah Palin who don't swath themselves in pantsuits, wear stylish open-toe shoes and refuse to cut their hair into mannish crops. Apparently part of that price is that, on the very day we should be focusing on Sarah Palin's forthcoming vice presidential debate performance, we learn that porn-peddler Larry Flynt has shot an X-rated adult film starring a Sarah Palin lookalike. This isn't even the most offensive thing I've heard. Yesterday I read about a Chicago tavern that's hanging up nude Palin paintings. And no, painter Bruce Elliot isn't a fan...
  • Matthews: Palin Looked Into Camera Like a 'Dolt'

    10/02/2008 11:47:51 PM PDT · by acsuc99 · 135 replies · 3,802+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 10/03/08 | Geoffrey Dickens
    After the vice presidential debate Chris Matthews criticized Sarah Palin for, of all things, looking into the camera because it made her look like a "dolt." In fact, the "Hardball," host took several stylistic shots at Palin that implied the Alaska Governor wasn't very intelligent. Audio here When guest panelist Roger Simon noted Palin looked directly into the camera, Matthews observed: You know what I think of people when they come on "Hardball," and they look at the camera, I think they're dolts. In addition to the "dolt," remark Matthews viewed Palin's performance as "so reciting," and "automatic," "like a...
  • Sarah Palin, Small-Town America, and the Democrats' Ongoing Arrogance Problem

    10/01/2008 7:14:14 AM PDT · by Terrence DoGood · 20 replies · 1,401+ views
    US News & World Report ^ | 12 September 2008 | Andrew M. Langer
    There was a map of the United States produced after the 2000 and 2004 elections, showing the presidential campaign victories on a county-by-county basis in blue and red. America was a sea of red, with clusters of blue for the most part relegated to major urban areas in the East, West, and scattered in between. The Democratic Party is an urban one, focused largely on urban problems and constituencies. But in order to win in 2008, Democratic leaders knew that they needed to woo small-town America. The time was ripe, the theory went, with an unpopular president, an unpopular Congress,...
  • Scared Witless (Anyone left shaking after CBC's lowbrow attack on Sarah Palin?)

    09/28/2008 8:30:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies · 2,024+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 27th September 2008, | Michael Coren
    Heather Mallick must be loving it. The largely anonymous journalist, a legend in her own lunchtime, is now the subject of controversy because she called American Republicans "white trash," said Sarah Palin looked like a porn actress and made repugnant personal comments about the governor of Alaska's family. She did all this on the CBC website, paid for by public dollars. The content of the diatribe is less Oscar Wilde and more Oscar the Grouch, but it's become major news in the United States. This is not a woman whose career has exactly blossomed and the consequent anger and bitterness...
  • At Debate, Biden Told: Ignore Palin

    09/28/2008 5:59:33 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 98 replies · 3,367+ views
    At Debate, Biden Told: Ignore Palin By RUSSELL BERMAN, Staff Reporter of the Sun | September 29, 2008 http://www.nysun.com/national/at-debate-biden-told-ignore-palin/86746/ As Senator Biden prepares to face off against Governor Palin on Thursday night in the campaign's lone vice presidential debate, Democratic strategists have a few words of advice for the lawmaker of Delaware: Ignore the Alaskan. Mr. Biden's 35 years in the Senate dwarf Ms. Palin's single month of experience on the national stage, but Democrats are worried that his penchant for verbal missteps and his occasionally aggressive style could be a liability as he faces only the second woman to...
  • Anjelica Huston 'depressed' by Sarah Palin

    09/28/2008 6:55:16 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 83 replies · 1,957+ views
    Actress Anjelica Huston has become the latest star to take aim at US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, stating the fact the Alaskan Governor is even in the race for the White House is "depressing". The Witches star admits she's "terrified by the politics of Mrs. Palin" and disturbed by her love of hunting. Huston states: "This is a woman who is shooting caribou from the air, from helicopters. It's like going back in time to some kind of fantasy of the 1950s, and I find it very depressing. "I think people are looking at the election as a reality show....
  • Black White Trash (re: left's attack on Palin)

    09/23/2008 8:03:40 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 38 replies · 207+ views
    MensNewsDaily.com ^ | September 22, 2008 | Erik Rush
    Two weeks ago, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation published a piece by Toronto writer Heather Mallick that sprayed far Left elitism like blood from a cleanly-severed carotid artery. In it, she described supporters of Republican vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin as “white trash” and ascribed more insulting terminology to the Alaska governor and her family. Which presumably makes this black columnist “white trash.” Curious… ... cont.
  • Matthews: Is Palin an Empty 'Vessel,' Like Clarence Thomas?

    09/16/2008 7:01:20 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 51 replies · 454+ views
    newsbusters.org ^ | September 16, 2008 | Geoffrey Dickens
    You'd think Chris Matthews would learn his lesson. First he insulted Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell as "showcase appointments," only to apologize for it later. Then, on Tuesday's "Hardball" he essentially called Sarah Palin an empty "vessel" with no "independent thinking" of her own, just "like a Clarence Thomas." [audio excerpt available here] Matthews made the following gaffe during a discussion about Sarah Palin's readiness, on the September 16, "Hardball":
  • Charlie Gibson: This is No Way to Interview a Vice-Presidential Candidate Even if She is Sarah Palin

    09/15/2008 3:30:59 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 27 replies · 260+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 15, 2008 | Phylis Chesler
    I watched ABC News Anchorman Charlie Gibson interview Governor Palin last night and was horrified by his blatant disdain for her and by the Grand Inquisitorial nature of the interview. He was not there to draw her out but to trap, shame and expose her as an unqualified fraud. He never smiled. He never paused. He literally looked down at her as he peered through his half-lowered glasses. He grilled her relentlessly, on and on, and when he thought she did not have the right answer e.g. as to what the Bush Doctrine really is, he “failed” her right on...
  • The Palin-Whatshisname Ticket (Frank Rich: McCain is Palin's puppet)

    09/13/2008 2:23:49 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 51 replies · 386+ views
    WITH all due deference to lipstick, let’s advance the story. A week ago the question was: Is Sarah Palin qualified to be a heartbeat away from the presidency? The question today: What kind of president would Sarah Palin be? It’s an urgent matter, because if we’ve learned anything from the G.O.P. convention and its aftermath, it’s that the 2008 edition of John McCain is too weak to serve as America’s chief executive. This unmentionable truth, more than race, is now the real elephant in the room of this election. No longer able to remember his principles any better than he...
  • What is Todd Palin, Dog Food? (Media acting as if Sarah Palin is a single mom)

    09/13/2008 1:50:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies · 219+ views
    Townhall ^ | September 13, 2008 | Glenn Strickler
    While trying to understand the rants of the left against Sarah Palin’s mothering abilities, it occurred to me that many of these people criticizing her are treating her like a single parent, because they have absolutely no idea what a fully functional family is like. I am willing to bet that a majority of functional families are conservative. I believe it takes conservative values to create and maintain a fully functional family. These values are beyond the comprehension of those attacking Sarah Palin’s personal life and beliefs. To the left, Sarah Palin threatens the existence of liberal values and as...
  • Deepak Chopra: Obama and the Palin Effect

    09/13/2008 6:12:02 AM PDT · by ceoinva · 105 replies · 358+ views
    Chopra Center ^ | 09/04/2008 | Deepak Chopra
    Sometimes politics has the uncanny effect of mirroring the national psyche even when nobody intended to do that. This is perfectly illustrated by the rousing effect that Gov. Sarah Palin had on the Republican convention in Minneapolis this week. On the surface, she outdoes former Vice President Dan Quayle as an unlikely choice, given her negligent parochial expertise in the complex affairs of governing. Her state of Alaska has less than 700,000 residents, which reduces the job of governor to the scale of running one-tenth of New York City. By comparison, Rudy Giuliani is a towering international figure. Palin’s pluck...
  • How Team Obama Pays Women

    09/13/2008 5:45:26 AM PDT · by pjsbro · 30 replies · 199+ views
    NationalReviewOnline ^ | 09/13/2008 | Deroy Murdock
    Compensation figures for his legislative staff reveal that Obama pays women just 83 cents for every dollar his men make. Obama’s average male employee earned $54,397 Obama’s female employees [earned] $45,152, on average. McCain’s male staffers averaging $53,936. His female employees averaged $55,878.
  • Gov. Palin’s Worldview [Barf and Irony]

    09/12/2008 10:29:24 PM PDT · by charles m · 60 replies · 1,322+ views
    NY Times ^ | 9/13/08 | Editorial Board
    As we watched Sarah Palin on TV the last couple of days, we kept wondering what on earth John McCain was thinking. If he seriously thought this first-term governor — with less than two years in office — was qualified to be president, if necessary, at such a dangerous time, it raises profound questions about his judgment. If the choice was, as we suspect, a tactical move, then it was shockingly irresponsible. It was bad enough that Ms. Palin’s performance in the first televised interviews she has done since she joined the Republican ticket was so visibly scripted and lacking...
  • Lipstick on a Wing Nut (Angry Bitter Feminazi Exploding Head Alert)

    09/11/2008 3:38:39 PM PDT · by mojito · 70 replies · 328+ views
    The Nation ^ | 9/10/2008 | Katha Pollit
    John McCain chose the supremely under-qualified Sarah Palin as his running mate partly because she is a woman. If you have a problem with that, you're a sexist. She talks incessantly about being a mother of five and uses her newborn, Trig, who has Down syndrome, as a campaign prop. If you wonder how she'll handle all those kids and the Veep job too, you're a super-sexist. "When do they ever ask a man that question?" charges that fiery feminist Rudy Giuliani. Indeed, Palin, who went back to work when Trig was three days old, gets nothing but praise from...
  • Obama On Letterman: 'Palin Would Be The Lipstick'

    09/10/2008 4:36:16 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 123 replies · 423+ views
    Obama On Letterman: 'Palin Would Be The Lipstick' Presidential Hopeful Says Media Took His Words And Ran; Defends Bush Policies On Afghanistan, AIDS In Africa NEW YORK (CBS) ― Presidential hopeful Barack Obama appeared on the "Late Show with David Letterman" in New York on Wednesday after a day of heated debate by media and political pundits over comments some took as a slam against Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Obama spent much of his visit talking about Palin and clarifying his earlier comments. "This is sort of silly season in politics, not that there's a non-silly season, but it...
  • What Justifies The Firestorm On Palin Pick?

    09/08/2008 5:53:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies · 232+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 8, 2008 | PATRICK J. BUCHANAN
    One wonders: What did Sarah Palin ever do to inspire the rage and bile that exploded on her selection by John McCain? What is there either in this woman's record or resume to elicit such feline ferocity? What did we know of her when she was introduced? That she was a mother of five who had brought into this world a baby boy with Down syndrome, thus living her Christian beliefs. That she was a small-town conservative who had risen from mayor of Wasilla (population 9,700) to be governor of a state twice the size of Texas. That she was...
  • Sarah Palin, a woman to make enlightened voters shudder

    09/08/2008 2:30:59 PM PDT · by pissant · 83 replies · 408+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | 9/8/08 | Joan Smith
    In the heady atmosphere of last week's Republican convention -- electrified by Sarah Palin's barnstorming speech as the vice-presidential candidate -- a curious fact seems to have been overlooked. On paper, the new darling of Christian conservatives ticks all the right boxes as only a media-taunting, oil-drilling, gun-toting, abortion-hating, creationist mother of five could. Equally at home posing for photographs with her children and dead animals, she sends out an irresistible mating call to evangelical voters who suspect that John McCain is secretly too secular for their taste. Did his team carry out sufficient checks before selecting an inexperienced state...
  • Anatomy of a Smear (Who's giving Andrew Sullivan his Palin smear info?)

    09/07/2008 11:33:35 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies · 124+ views
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | September 7, 2008 | Ace
    Weekly Standard Dean Barnett asking a very important question. One that needs to be answered: Now. Yesterday on a blog hosted by the prestigious magazine the Atlantic, a post popped up at 11:49 a.m. with the breathless title, “Here We Go.” The post read in its entirety, “Todd Palin's former business partner files an emergency motion to have his divorce papers sealed. Oh God.” The post linked to the Alaskan court system where you could see the motion if you cared to click through. "The author" here is, yes, RAWMUSLGLUTES himself. WS isn't saying so because they're so repulsed by...
  • Sarah Palin? Ann Coulter with fat legs, dressed up as a gun-toting soccer mom (Harvard Hurl Alert)

    09/07/2008 3:04:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies · 863+ views
    Jim Moore's Blog at Harvard.edu ^ | September 7, 2008 | Jim Moore
    What is Sarah Palin? What is her mission? Why did the Republican strategy elite–never known for stupidity or for honor, pick Palin? Palin herself tells us in every speech and interview she gives: “I’m a soccer mom. Do you know the definition of a soccer mom? A pit bull with lipstick.” Mainstream media wake up: Sarah Palin is telling you: Her role in the campaign is simple: Pit Bull. By the way, Pit Bull is how she won election in her little town. She won 617-413 based on a campaign that hinged on ideological issues and her proposed ban of...
  • Jamie Lee Curtis

    09/06/2008 8:49:14 PM PDT · by republicanbred · 111 replies · 426+ views
    06 Sept 09 | Jamie Lee Curtis
    Jamie Lee Curtis on Sarah Palin: I couldn't hold my own for one minute in a debate on any issue with someone like a Barack Obama or Joseph Biden and neither can Sarah Palin. When the call comes at 3AM I want a mind who was at the top of their class, who has gravitas and a real intellect. I want a leader who is a scholar who can hold the history of civilization in his head and will read and learn from the past as he charts the future. Real debates, where issues are explored, are the only way,...
  • Who dressed Sarah Palin last night? (Desperate Cattiness Alert!!)

    09/05/2008 5:21:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 167 replies · 689+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 9/5/2008 | Joanna England
    <p>When it comes to GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, one thing both Democrats and Republicans agree on is that she's an attactive lady. So, when watching John McCain's acceptance speech last night, when the camera panned across Ms. Palin's seat next to her husband, Todd, My jaw dropped.</p>
  • Analysis: McCain risks being eclipsed by Palin

    09/03/2008 11:24:53 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 58 replies · 263+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 3, 2008 | Carolyn Lockhead
    Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin took a live road test before the entire nation tonight, and she didn't crash. *** The bigger question could be whether she will outshine the man who put her on the GOP ticket. Sen. John McCain, who accepts the Republican nomination tonight, has been engulfed by the Palin gale since he plucked the obscure 44-year-old governor from the farthest reaches of the continent to be his running mate. In the five days since, Palin has managed, without doing anything, to steal the focus from both parties' nominees in what was already a historic election. Even Republicans...
  • Sarah Palin: Deeply Threatening to the Left?

    09/02/2008 6:08:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies · 161+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 2, 2008 | Andrea Tantaros
    The moment the McCain camp confirmed it had chosen Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as its choice for VP, conservatives, females and many mothers across the country rejoiced. She brought so many positives that I couldn’t help but wonder how long it would take the left to dig for the negatives. Shortly after the announcement a friend asked me “when do you think the weird, rural farmer’s daughter rumors will start? Apparently, not long after. The Daily Kos (or as I like to call it, The Daily Gross) has stooped to a new low by repackaging a plot line from last...
  • Sarah Palin: A female Clarence Thomas?

    08/30/2008 7:33:22 PM PDT · by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch · 141 replies · 340+ views
    The Tuscaloosa News ^ | August 30, 2008 | Tommy Stevenson
    SANTA ROSEA, Fla. | If Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain picked Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to appeal to women, especially bitter supporters of Sen. Hillary Clinton, and I was one of those women, I would be deeply offended. Palin is a militantly pro-life creationists who, with five children at the age of 44 and one born with Down Syndrome only four months ago apparently doesn't even believe in birth control, stands against just about every thing Clinton stands for.
  • A woman — but why this woman? [Sarah Palin]

    09/01/2008 8:37:27 AM PDT · by maica · 125 replies · 549+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 1 Sep 2008 | Susan Reimer
    So. This is what being pandered to feels like. John McCain picked Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska and mother of five, to be his running mate to woo women like me. He seems to think that my girlfriends and I are so disappointed that an utterly qualified woman is not going to be president that we will jump at the chance to vote for an utterly unqualified woman for vice president. You gotta love a guy who thinks things are that simple. Women already outvote men in this country, and it isn't because we like voting for all those women...
  • Deep Thoughts by Poker Player Daniel Negreanu on Sarah Palin Veep Pick

    09/01/2008 1:57:33 PM PDT · by adm5 · 56 replies · 468+ views
    Card Player Magazine ^ | 8-30-08 | Daniel Negreanu
    A little political commentary from poker celebrity Daniel Negreanu.
  • The Palin Pregnancy Smear (Keep it up Obama and maybe you can get all women to hate you!)

    08/31/2008 6:15:32 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 169 replies · 270+ views
    Conservative Punk ^ | 8/31/2008 | Rizzuto
    It was to be expected that the left wing smear machine would go into overdrive upon the announcement of Governor Palin as John McCain's veep nomination. What was not expected was how unbelievably low they would be willing to go. Several lefty outlets including Daily Kos and Democratic Underground that are running with the smear saying that Governor Palin's youngest son
  • Liberal media hate Sarah Palin (who knew?)

    08/31/2008 11:45:28 AM PDT · by yoe · 77 replies · 802+ views
    Kansas City Voices ^ | August 31, 2008 | Yael T. Abouhalkah
    Think the liberal mainstream media don't like the thought of Sarah Palin becoming president? Check out the editorials blasting John McCain's choice as vice president on the GOP ticket: The New York Times: "Governor Palin’s lack of experience, especially in national security and foreign affairs, raises immediate questions about how prepared she is to potentially succeed to the presidency. That really is the only criterion for judging a candidate for vice president." The Los Angeles Times: "In Palin, who is just halfway through her first term as governor, McCain has found an ardent opponent of abortion rights who won't provoke...
  • moveon.org: Re: McCain's dangerous choice

    08/30/2008 1:51:30 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 85 replies · 492+ views
    email from moveon.org | 8/30/2008 | Ilyse, Noah, Justin, Karin and the rest of the team
    Dear MoveOn member, Yesterday was John McCain's 72nd birthday. If elected, he'd be the oldest president ever inaugurated. And after months of slamming Barack Obama for "inexperience," here's who John McCain has chosen to be one heartbeat away from the presidency: a right-wing religious conservative with no foreign policy experience, who until recently was mayor of a town of 9,000 people. Huh? Who is Sarah Palin? Here's some basic background: She was elected Alaska's governor a little over a year and a half ago. Her previous office was mayor of Wasilla, a small town outside Anchorage. She has no foreign...
  • MSNBC Runs Palin Hit Piece Less Than 12 Hours After She is Announced

    08/30/2008 10:05:34 AM PDT · by edzo4 · 146 replies · 1,214+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 8/30/08 | Edzo
    Less than 12 hours after McCain picks AK Gov. Sarah Palin as his VP David Shuster hosted a 1 Hour hit piece on the governor highlighting her Alleged scandal in Alaska http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032553/vp/26463356#26463356
  • Democrat Wexler Smears Sarah Palin as "Nazi Sympathizer" Sympathizer

    08/29/2008 7:18:21 PM PDT · by kristinn · 117 replies · 2,457+ views
    Friday, August 29, 2008 | Kristinn
    Democrat Congressman Robert Wexler of Florida (and Maryland) tonight smeared Republican vice presidential pick Sarah Palin as a Nazi sympathizer sympathizer.Wexler, who represents a district with a significant Jewish population, threw out the vile charge after a 1999 Associated Press article reported Palin was seen wearing a Pat Buchanan for president button on a visit by Buchanan to Wasilla, Alaska when she was mayor.Ben Smith at the Politico published Wexler's statement:John McCain's decision to select a vice presidential running mate that endorsed Pat Buchanan for President in 2000 is a direct affront to all Jewish Americans. Pat Buchanan is a...
  • McCain's Palin pick is the epitome of tokenism

    08/29/2008 7:39:05 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 127 replies · 443+ views
    Salon ^ | 8/30/08 | Joe Conason
    It is hard to think of a more cynical and contemptuous political act this year than John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential running mate. Having served as governor of Alaska for less than two years -- and as mayor of a small town before that -- her qualifications for national office are minimal. Palin is the epitome of tokenism, exactly what conservative Republicans have always claimed to scorn, until today, as the politics of quotas and political correctness. Even Rush Limbaugh is a feminazi now (at least until Election Day). But if Palin's résumé is limited, to...
  • Dems say Palin is 'risky,' could be a disaster (Yes a, Disaster for the dRats)

    08/29/2008 9:41:48 AM PDT · by onlylewis · 185 replies · 559+ views
    CNN ^ | 8/29/08 | CNN
    (CNN) – A leading House Democrat said Thursday John McCain's choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is a "risky" move that could ultimately prove disastrous to the Republican prospects in November. Meanwhile, a top Senate Democrat said the pick is a "Hail Mary pass" and a "roll of the dice," in what is the initial reactions from McCain's rival party.
  • CNN's Roberts: Palin Too Young and Inexperienced

    08/29/2008 9:27:37 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 254 replies · 760+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 8/29/2008 | Lyndsi Thomas
    During the 9 a.m. EDT hour of “CNN Newsroom,” “American Morning” co-anchor John Roberts gave an analysis of Governor Sarah Palin during discussion of Senator John McCain's vice presidential choice. Roberts focused on Palin's lack of experience, saying that a prerequisite for the vice presidency should be the ability to step right into the office, especially because of McCain's age. Roberts stated: She's only been in office for a couple of years now, which really raises the experience issue here. [...] Now, she is a manager. She is the governor of a state. She does have limited experience, though. She's...
  • Paul Begala calls Palin VP nomination "reckless"

    08/29/2008 10:16:23 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 39 replies · 370+ views
    CNN-Anderson Cooper 360 | 8/29/08 | Paul Begala
    Huh Paul, I remember when a sitting President(Clinton) who got his rocks off with an intern was perfectly alright with you and not reckless.
  • Two-Front Republicans

    08/29/2008 11:03:19 PM PDT · by ricks_place · 52 replies · 261+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 30, 2008 | MATTHEW CONTINETTI
    Denver - THE country is at war. The economy is in shambles. The Republican Party is weaker than it has been in decades. So whom does John McCain choose as his vice presidential nominee? A former beauty queen turned governor from Alaska. Think the 47-year-old Barack Obama is too inexperienced to be president? Mr. McCain says the 44-year-old Sarah Palin, who has two years fewer of experience as governor than Mr. Obama has as a senator from Illinois, is up to the job. Concerned that Americans do not know enough about Mr. Obama, who spent part of his childhood overseas...
  • Wis. Lt. Gov.: Palin would be 'fragile' president

    08/29/2008 8:28:03 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 158 replies · 505+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 8/29/08 | TODD RICHMOND/AP
    Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin would make a "pretty fragile" president, Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton said Friday as politicians trotted out their talking points on Republican presidential hopeful John McCain's surprise vice presidential pick. In a conference call with reporters, Lawton, a Democrat, said she was taken aback by the choice.