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  • Kaine and Unable

    07/24/2016 8:57:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 24, 2016 | Doris O'Brien
    Most pundits consider Tim Kaine a safe, if boring, vice presidential running mate for Hillary Clinton. For those who truly understand the frontrunner, Kaine is an apt pick. Like Mike Pence, he is not exceptionally attention-grabbing. Neither of them has to be. The two top dogs in the race already have all the deep-throated growl they need. Kaine has been operating in the political arena for over 22 years. He has an all too familiar "insider" résumé that tracks his career moves through various levels of state, party, and federal government. He is being touted by Democrats as someone who...
  • Hillary Clinton chooses Sen. Tim Kaine as Vice Presidential running mate [banner]

    07/22/2016 5:36:26 PM PDT · by fision · 187 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 7/22/2016
    HILLARY CHOOSES KAINE Clinton taps Virginia senator as VP running mate FBI DOUBLE STANDARD? Senator stiff-armed over Clinton treatment concerns
  • LIVE THREAD:RNC National Convention Day 3 July 20, 2016 starts @ 7pm ET

    07/19/2016 11:58:42 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 3,397 replies
    Wednesday: Make America First Again • 7 p.m.: Speech by nominee for Vice-President • TBA: Speech by Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich • TBA: Speech by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) • TBA: Speech by Eileen Collins, retired astronaut • TBA: Speech by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi • TBA: Speech by Laura Ingraham, former attorney and host of the Laura Ingraham Show • TBA: Speech by Phil Ruffin, hotelier and owner of Treasure Island Hotel and Casino • TBA: Speech by Michelle Van Etten, entrepreneur • TBA: Speech by Ralph Alvarado, Jr., State Senator for Kentucky and Physician...
  • Clinton holds day of VP interviews at her home in Washington [Warren and Hickenlooper were seen]

    07/15/2016 7:29:17 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 110 replies
    Clinton holds day of VP interviews at her home in Washington By Associated Press Published: 20:44 EST, 15 July 2016 | Updated: 20:44 EST, 15 July 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton summoned at least three contenders vying to become her running mate to her Washington home on Friday as she closes in on a pick for vice president. Clinton met separately with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, according to a person familiar with the process. The person would speak only on condition of anonymity to discuss the private...
  • 'You don't like coming in second. Ever.' Christie shares how he'll feel about not being chosen"

    07/14/2016 5:03:16 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 69 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7/14/2016 | NIKKI SCHWAB
    With the news that the vice presidential slot may be filled and not by Republican Chris Christie, the New Jersey governor explained what his reaction will be if Donald Trump rolls out Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. 'I mean, obviously, I'm a competitive person,' Christie told MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace, a Republican analyst for the network. 'So I'm not going to say it won't bother me, if I'm not selected. Of course it bothers you a little bit. 'Cause if you're a competitive person, like I am, and you're used to winning, like I am – again, you don't like coming in...
  • 'Game of Thrones' reigns with 23 Emmy noms and Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' earns four nods

    07/14/2016 12:48:15 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 14, 2016
    The nominations for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards are out. "Game of Thrones" has the most chances to win big on Emmy night with a staggering 23 nominations. And "The People v. O.J. Simpson" is a close second with a total of 22 nods. Drama series "Fargo" is in third with 18 noms, and "Veep" continues to be a large presence at the Emmys with 17 nominations total. Proving that there is truly no limit to this singer's reach Beyoncé film "Lemonade" is also up for four awards. Take a detailed look at the nominees by the numbers, read first...
  • Biden: I Don't Police Heard Obama's Pro-Cop Statements "Loudly And Clearly"(Shortened)

    07/11/2016 3:38:54 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 40 replies ^ | July 11, 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” Vice President Joe Biden stated that during President Obama’s meeting with law enforcement officials, Obama responded to their criticisms of some of his past statements “by pointing out, which I don’t think that they heard loudly and clearly, that, he in fact has, repeatedly, been supportive of the police organizations.”

    07/11/2016 2:42:01 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 98 replies
    7/11/2016 | nikos1121
    <p>I've come full circle on choices for VP. Sarah Palin to Condi Rice to Newt, Rand Paul, Paul LePage and Chris Christie.</p> <p>In the past few days, General Flynn has been thrown out there.</p> <p>It looks like Pence has been the choice for some time now. And I take my hat off to many here who predicted this weeks ago.</p>
  • Potential Trump VP on Abortion: 'Women Have to Be Able to Choose'

    07/10/2016 11:38:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 66 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/10/16 | VAUGHN HILLYARD and CARRIE DANN
    Donald Trump is formally vetting a retired general as a potential running mate, but the 33-year Army veteran's views on social issues are sure to draw an outcry from Republicans already wary about Trump's conservative credentials. Retired Lt. Gen Michael T. Flynn, who most recently served as the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, is being vetted as a last-minute addition to Trump's pool of possible vice presidential picks, NBC News confirms.
  • Pence has 10 days to accept VP nod from Trump

    07/05/2016 4:32:12 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 53 replies
    wishtv ^ | Updated: July 5, 2016, 12:07 pm | Howard Monroe
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Rumors continue to swirl around Indiana Governor Mike Pence. Speculation continues on whether Donald Trump will pick Pence as a running mate. One of Trump’s former top aides is weighing in on a possible Pence selection, as is a fellow Midwestern governor. Pence only has ten days to make the decision to continue in the race for governor, or join Donald Trump as the vice presidential candidate. The governor spent the Fourth of July walking parades in Greene and Hamilton counties. This is after spending with weekend in New Jersey meeting with Trump. He said the two...
  • Trump's VEEP Should Not Be a Sitting Senator

    07/06/2016 7:51:10 AM PDT · by xzins · 65 replies
    Personal Opinion ^ | July 6, 2016 | Xzins
    It goes without saying that Senator Jeff Sessions is popular with a huge number of Americans. It is also true that Joni Ernst, a war veteran, is a rising star in Republican ranks. Either would make wonderful Vice Presidents for different reasons. However, the trade-off is unacceptable. In the case of Ernst, she is sitting as senator in Iowa, at best a purple state. There is absolutely no guarantee that her seat would be won by a Republican. Why is that so crucial? The Republican majority in the Senate is only 4 senators. And this year the Republicans have 24...
  • Newt Gingrich to campaign with Donald Trump tomorrow, intensifying VP rumors

    07/05/2016 5:39:36 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 72 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | July 5, 2016 | Tamar Hallerman
    Word on the street is that former Georgia congressman and House Speaker Newt Gingrich will be joining presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump at an Ohio rally tomorrow, making an appearance that could very well serve as an audition to be the billionaire’s running mate. Several reporters tweeted the news on Tuesday afternoon that Gingrich will be a special guest at Trump’s Cincinnati rally on Wednesday evening. We’ve known for a while that Gingrich is a top contender for Trump’s VP, but the two have not appeared together since that news broke. Tim Alberta over at the conservative National Review reports...
  • Newt Gingrich Has Climbed To The Top Of Donald Trump’s Vice-Presidential List

    07/02/2016 12:43:24 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 123 replies
    The Republican National Convention opens in Cleveland — we are all witnesses — in exactly 16 days. That means that sometime over the next two weeks or so, we'll find out whom Trump has picked to be his vice-presidential running mate. Trump and his team have said all sorts of things about the timing of the announcement, including sometime soon and in the midst of the convention. Either way, it's coming. And coming soon. Trying to figure out a) whom Trump will pick or b) whom he is consulting in deciding whom to pick is, well, tough. But we do...
  • Mike Pence to Meet With Trump, Being Vetted as Potential VP

    07/01/2016 12:51:17 PM PDT · by KC Burke · 164 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 1, 2015 | Kelly O'Donnel
    NBC News has learned the Trump campaign is moving into a new phase of the running mate search: the interviews. Today, Indiana Governor Mike Pence will travel to meet with Donald Trump this weekend. Sources tell NBC News Pence is being formally vetted for consideration to join the Trump ticket. See link
  • Tim Kaine accepted clothes, vacation as gifts

    06/30/2016 8:46:45 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 15 replies
    POLITICO ^ | June 30, 2016 | Issac Arnsdorf
    Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine took advantage of the state’s lax gift laws to receive an $18,000 Caribbean vacation, $5,500 in clothes and a trip to watch George Mason University play in the NCAA basketball Final Four during his years as lieutenant governor and governor, according to disclosures he filed. Now a leading contender to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Kaine reported more than $160,000 in gifts from 2001 to 2009, mostly for travel to and from political events and conferences, according to disclosures compiled by the Virginia Public Access Project. The givers included political supporters, a drug company that soon...
  • Jeff Sessions reportedly on Donald Trump's VP shortlist: Here are the other names

    05/26/2016 7:57:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | May 26, 2016 | Leada Gore
    Jeff Sessions is on Donald Trump's shortlist for a potential vice presidential running mate, according to reports. The New York Post said Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has narrowed down his list of potential running mates. The list includes Sessions, Alabama's junior Senator, as well as a retired general and a Washington lawmaker. Sessions, the first Senator to endorse Trump, is advising him on foreign policy and immigration matters...
  • Fox News town hall: Trump blasts Cruz-Fiorina ticket roll-out as ‘waste of time’

    04/28/2016 3:26:47 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 98 replies
    Fox news ^ | April 28, 2016
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, at a Fox News-hosted town hall in Indianapolis, on Wednesday blasted rival Ted Cruz’s decision to announce a running mate even though he’s losing the nomination race – calling it a “waste of time.” The billionaire businessman responded to Cruz’s campaign curveball, while also elaborating on a foreign policy speech he delivered earlier in the day, at the forum hosted by Greta Van Susteren. “I think it’s really a waste of time, honestly,” Trump said of Cruz’s decision to name former presidential candidate and ex-HP CEO Carly Fiorina as his VP pick. Of the race,...
  • Did Cruz Suggest that Fiorina Would Be His Veep Pick?

    03/16/2016 7:36:05 AM PDT · by xzins · 97 replies
    Personal ^ | 16 Mar 16 | Xzins
    Carly Fiorina introduced Ted Cruz last night and said America should unite behind Ted Cruz. Her words: "Now is the time to unify behind a constitutional conservative....give it up for the next president...Ted and Heidi Cruz..." Ted responds with some intriguing lines: "Isn't Carly extraordinary. Such a tremendous leader. SHE TERRIFIES HILLARY CLINTON. Hillary tosses and turns in her ail cell, just thinking about her..." One has to ask, why would Hillary care about Carly Fiorina if Carly isn't on the ticket? Did Cruz give insight into his thinking?
  • Who Should Be Trump’s Veep?

    10/20/2015 11:51:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 114 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/20/2015 | Roger L. Simon
    Let’s play a game that no longer seems all that much of a game. If Donald Trump does win the Republican presidential nomination, who should he pick as his running mate?(As events develop, I will do similar analyses with other candidates in the presidential position. For now, it’s safe to say Trump would not want to be anybody else’s VP choice, nor, most likely, would the others want to have him.) I have made six possible selections for Trumps’ vice-presidential candidate — all either Latinos, blacks or women. Yes, that’s the wretched identity politics, but those are the areas...
  • Jeb Bush for Veep?

    06/17/2014 2:44:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    National Journal ^ | 06/17/2014 | Tom DeFrank
    Even before Eric Cantor’s seismic loss to a political novice backed by the tea party last week, many Republican elders had concluded that Jeb Bush, who really wants to become the third President Bush, won’t run in 2016. The emerging consensus explains why some of these party mandarins have launched a new political boomlet touting the ex-Florida governor: Jeb for Veep. At first the notion seems a little weird. While a reliable ideological conservative, Bush is a dreaded mainstream Republican. Worse yet for many on the Right, he’s a fervent booster of comprehensive immigration reform. That provokes apoplexy among many...
  • ‘Addicted’ Biden niece blames (Uncle Joe) veep pressure

    09/21/2013 6:31:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/21/13 | Tara Palmeri
    Uncle Joe is making her life a living hell. Friends say Caroline ­Biden is a “hot mess” with a history of booze and pill addiction — and she blames it all on the tremendous pressure she faces being the vice president’s niece. “She would complain about it all the time,” a confidant, socialite Paul Johnson Calderon, said without a hint of sarcasm.
  • Former Joe Biden Aide Writes Controversial Tell-All Book: ‘Egomaniacal Autocrat’

    10/26/2012 7:54:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10-26-2012 | Jason Howerton
    A former aide to Vice President Joe Biden has written a tell-all book that describes the VP as an “egomaniacal autocrat” who was “determined to manage his staff through fear” – an October surprise that the Obama campaign probably didn’t see coming. Author Jeff Connaughton, a former Biden Senate staffer, says Biden originally inspired him to get into politics but the experience working under the former Delaware senator caused him to become disillusioned with the political system in Washington. The book is called “The Payoff” and it was actually quietly released last month. Connaughton writes, as Politico describes it, “in...
  • Palin says Rice's view on abortion shouldn't disqualify her as VP

    07/13/2012 6:49:38 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 94 replies ^ | July 13 2012 | Alicia M. Cohn
    “I think that Condoleezza Rice would be a wonderful vice president,” Palin told Fox News on Thursday night. She compared Rice's past experience favorably to that of Obama. But Palin dismissed concerns over Rice's stance on the subject. “I would certainly prefer a presidential and vice presidential candidate who had that respect for all innocent precious purposeful human life,” Palin said. “We need to remember, though, that it’s not the vice president that would legislate abortion and that would be Congress’s role, and we’ll keep that in mind.”
  • Hey Mitt: If You Want To WIN, You're Going To Need Marco Rubio

    06/20/2012 7:00:40 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 78 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 20, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Consensus seems to be voter enthusiasm and turnout will likely decide the race...  and this kid brings all that in spades Not only is TEA Party hero Marco Rubio a true Reaganite in policy on every issue I'm aware of, the thing that makes the young senator such a force in today's GOP is the impressive communication skills: imho Gipper-esque as well. What we need more than anything are great communicators on the right to sell the conservative agenda to a weary and confused electorate. As campaign attack dog, a VP candidate Rubio would be perfect- he's more conservative and...
  • Rob Portman - big spending big govt establishment republican - 440+ Billion debt increased (VANITY)

    04/22/2012 7:51:40 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 13 replies
    Portman is unfit to be anybody's veep at any time. He's a Bushie. NO MORE BUSHs! NO MORE GOP-E! Give smaller government a try! I spent a few minutes looking into this guy, and according to the ever unreliable Wikipedia The public debt went up by $469 Billion according to them, and they do point to, which I think it's reasonable to say is more reliable. Just plug in the dates. Portman was held the office of OMB from April 18, 2006 to June 19, 2007. The math works out for me to be around $445 Billion. Still too...
  • Eagerness seen as Vice in Presidential VEEPstakes

    04/09/2012 10:35:37 AM PDT · by no dems · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 8, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    While Mitt Romney finally looks to have the Republican nomination within his grasp, the jockeying among the wannabes for the No. 2 spot on the GOP ticket is only now ramping up. Some of those considered to be in the mix are playing it cool: South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida have said they don’t expect to be picked. Others, such as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, pointedly say they would have to consider an offer if it’s made. “The wannabes would be wise to hang back, play it cool...“No one likes the over-eager beaver...
  • Gingrich sees Sarah Palin as vice president, Cabinet secretary

    12/30/2011 6:13:46 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 52 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | December 30,2011 | Justin Sink
    Newt Gingrich said that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin would be among the candidates that he would consider when considering a potential running mate, adding that the former GOP vice presidential nominee would be an ideal candidate for secretary of Energy. Gingrich, speaking Wednesday during a conference call with conservative voters hosted by Ralph Reed's Faith and Freedom Coalition, was asked by one of the attendees whether he would consider Palin as a running mate. "She is certainly one of the people you would look at. I am a great admirer of hers and she was a remarkable reform governor...
  • Vice-President Threatens Crime Rampage

    10/23/2011 1:56:37 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 14 replies
    Vice-President Joe Biden warned that America faces a surge in robberies, rapes, and murders if the president’s so-called jobs bill isn’t passed. “Government is the only thing that can dampen man’s natural inclination to rob, rape, and murder his fellow human beings,” Biden contended. “The President’s jobs bill addresses this problem by providing one year of federal funding for local governments to hire more police officers.” According to Biden, “the recession aggravates man’s predatory instincts. Time that previously was tied up working for wages is freed for opportunities to prey upon the weak. The need for more police is even...
  • Joe Biden on Shooting Victim Gabrielle Giffords: “She’s Now a Member of Cracked Head Club Like Me”

    08/01/2011 9:41:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 83 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/1/11 | Jim Hoft
    You just can’t make this up. Oaf Joe Biden told reporters he joked with shooting victim about “cracked heads.” Vice President Joe Biden, with a big smile on his face, walked to the House floor and said, “I came to see Gabby, that’s why I’m here.” …When Biden was asked about what he spoke with Giffords about, he joked, “She’s now a member of the cracked head club like me.”
  • Biden Promises Kenya ‘Money to Flow’ if Pro-Abort Constitution Passes

    06/19/2010 5:02:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies · 579+ views
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/18/2010 | Kathleen Gilbert
    NAIROBI, Kenya, June 18, 2010 ( - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden travelled to Kenya to personally urge the country to pass a new constitution that would legalize abortion - and to assure Kenyans that such a change would "allow money to flow" from foreign aid treasuries. At the same time, a federal probe is attempting to determine whether the Obama Administration is violating federal law by using taxpayer money to lobby for the constitution, deeply controversial in Kenya in large part because of its abortion provisions."We are hopeful, Barack Obama is hopeful, I am hopeful that you will carry out these reforms...
  • Biden's new role: Cheerleading, not policy

    02/11/2010 2:04:58 PM PST · by Justaham · 5 replies · 186+ views ^ | 2-11-10 | Julie Mason
    With a portfolio that includes the middle class, stimulus spending, Iraq and politicking for endangered Democrats, Vice President Biden should be cutting a high profile. But the Obama administration's avuncular No. 2 has evolved -- after a sometimes bumpy first year -- into a classic guy-behind-the-guy. He stays busy but rarely makes news, and he's a trusted presidential confidant -- but not exactly in the inner circle. "He's had the occasional gaffe but he's stayed very much behind the scenes -- in the tomb of the unknown vice president," said Cindy Rugeley, a political scientist at Texas Tech University. "He...

    12/17/2009 5:56:15 PM PST · by freedomyes · 19 replies · 529+ views
    MichNews ^ | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Now put Biden in Nazi Germany. Biden believes Jews are human beings who should be permitted to breathe free air. However, since others in Germany believe that killing Jews is a proper move, he will not stand in their way. He will permit them their right to murder Jews because his ethic must remain private. That is the moral position for Biden to take when living in Germany during Hitler’s slaughterhouse rule.
  • McCain's Palin pick: 'High risk... reward' (video on selection process)

    04/17/2009 2:54:44 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 16 replies · 1,132+ views
    Swamp Politics ^ | April 17, 2009 | Mark Silva
    Arthur "A.B.'' Culvahouse, a prominent Washington attorney who served as White House counsel to President Ronald Reagan during the president's final two years and led Sen. John McCain's search for a running mate - a search that included a "long list'' of 26 candidates - told the tale today of picking Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. After the vetting of all the candidates, and paring them to a short list, McCain asked Culvahouse for the "bottom line'' on Palin. ""I said, 'John, high risk, high reward,''' Culvahouse said today. "His response - 'You shouldn't have told me that. I've been a...
  • Obama’s Cheney Dilemma

    01/11/2009 3:35:10 PM PST · by NCjim · 51 replies · 1,877+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Jan 10, 2009
    Cheney pushed for expanded presidential powers. Now that he's leaving, what will come of his efforts? The new president won't have to wait long to tip his hand. Dick Cheney, who will step down as vice president on Jan. 20, has been widely portrayed as a creature of the dark side, a monstrous figure who trampled on the Constitution to wage war against all foes, real and imagined. Barack Obama was elected partly to cleanse the temple of the Bush-Cheney stain, and in his campaign speeches he promised to reverse Cheney's efforts to seize power for the White House in...
  • Vice President Dick Cheney divisive? That's probably okay by him

    01/11/2009 8:40:19 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 19 replies · 833+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | January 11th 2009 | THOMAS M. DeFRANK
    There was a time, not so long ago, when a third-level ideologue at an interagency meeting could stop White House policy deliberations dead with eight words: "The vice president will not agree to this." Such was the sway of Dick Cheney, America's 46th vice president and arguably the most powerful and influential occupant of the office. As he completes a remarkable career as a Washington power player and transitions to an aggressively low-key retirement, the 67-year-old Cheney also departs as perhaps the most controversial veep ever. Many of his most ardent defenders admit his distinguished pedigree as a White House...
  • Cheney: I'm actually 'loveable'

    01/07/2009 4:33:54 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies · 749+ views
    Cheney: I'm actually 'loveable' By: Andy Barr January 7, 2009 07:09 PM EST Vice President Dick Cheney said Wednesday that his image has gotten a bad rap in the press and that he is in fact “a warm, loveable sort.” Cheney conceded in an interview with CBS radio that he sometimes expresses himself “rather forcefully toward some of my compatriots, like Pat Leahy from Vermont” but dismissed as a caricature the idea that he is a “Darth Vader-type personality.” “I think all of that’s been pretty dramatically overdone,” the vice president said. “I’m actually a warm, loveable sort.” Cheney also...
  • Imagine Sarah Palin As President Of The Senate

    10/09/2008 10:05:51 AM PDT · by curth · 16 replies · 672+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 10/09/2008 | Bob Guzzardi
    The U.S. Vice President is, it seems, a part of the Legislative Branch and not the Executive Branch of the United States government. A vote on Nov. 4 for John McCain as Commander in Chief of our military is a concomitant vote for Sarah Palin as President of the Senate. Let us imagine and grasp this opportunity. Article I of the Constitution describes the powers and prerogatives of the legislature, House of Representatives and Senate, and Article III contains the only reference in the Constitution to the Vice President's powers and prerogatives. Article III states: "The vice president of the...
  • Palin's Campaign For The Presidency ... Of The&#8200;Senate

    10/09/2008 10:00:08 AM PDT · by curth · 2 replies · 255+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 10/09/2008 | Michael David Sklaroff and Robert B. Sklarof
    Palin's Campaign For The Presidency ... Of The Senate By Michael David Sklaroff and Robert B. Sklaroff, For The Bulletin 10/09/2008 During the Vice Presidential Debate, Gov. Sarah Palin's perception of this office was wrongly and repeatedly disputed by Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del. In contrast, her portrayal was consistent with both the Constitution and historical precedent. This is how Mr. Biden incorrectly depicted this position, referring to Vice President Dick Cheney: "Article I of the Constitution defines the role of the vice president of the United States, that's the Executive Branch. He works in the Executive Branch. He should understand that....
  • Palin surviving media onslaught

    09/10/2008 4:35:31 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 26 replies · 171+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 10 September 2008 | Mira Oberman
    THE torrent of damaging stories which have emerged in the days since Sarah Palin was tapped to be the Republican vice presidential nominee have done nothing to dampen the chants of "Sa-rah! Sa-rah!" at rallies across the United States. Votersdon't seem to care about a Washington Post story describing how Palin, the advocate of slashing wasteful spending, billed taxpayers for 312 days of meals and expenses when she spent the night at home. And the revelation that her 17-year-old daughter is pregnant and intends to keep the baby simply made her seem to many like more of a regular person...
  • Let Palin Be Palin (Why the left is scared to death...)

    08/31/2008 11:23:54 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 44 replies · 759+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 09/08/2008 | William Kristol
    A spectre is haunting the liberal elites of New York and Washington--the spectre of a young, attractive, unapologetic conservatism, rising out of the American countryside, free of the taint (fair or unfair) of the Bush administration and the recent Republican Congress, able to invigorate a McCain administration and to govern beyond it. That spectre has a name--Sarah Palin, the 44-year-old governor of Alaska chosen by John McCain on Friday to be his running mate. There she is: a working woman who's a proud wife and mother; a traditionalist in important matters who's broken through all kinds of barriers; a reformer...
  • Mark Steyn on Palin (The hostess with the moosest)

    08/31/2008 10:08:44 PM PDT · by ME-262 · 19 replies · 387+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 30, 2008 | Mark Steyn
    The hostess with the moosest [Mark Steyn] Over in the Frumistan province of the NR caliphate, our pal David is not happy about the Palin pick. I am - for several reasons. First, Governor Palin is not merely, as Jay describes her, "all-American", but hyper-American. What other country in the developed world produces beauty queens who hunt caribou and serve up a terrific moose stew? As an immigrant, I'm not saying I came to the United States purely to meet chicks like that, but it was certainly high on my list of priorities. And for the gun-totin' Miss Wasilla then...
  • "Governor Sarah Palin"

    08/31/2008 7:24:26 AM PDT · by avacado · 18 replies · 474+ views
    Note: The following is from Meghan McCain's blogette which covers the behind the scene events of the her father's campaign. It's not so much political as it is just a daughter who admires her parents as she gives you pictorial insights to the day to day campaign on the road. "Governor Sarah Palin"POSTED BY MEGHAN AND PHOTOS BY HEATHER "Yesterday was incredible. Again I got to witness history in the making, from a front row seat. Starting out the day with Dad's choice of Governor Sarah Palin as his nominee for Vice President is a moment on stage I will...
  • Dems WILL regret saying Sarah was NOT pregnant!!

    08/30/2008 10:34:44 PM PDT · by Rca2000 · 84 replies · 336+ views
    8-31-08 | RCA2000
    It did NOT take long for the left to smear Sarah Palin, who has re-ignited the conservative base like no one has since the Reagan days--and appears to be ready to pull a LOT of PUMA's and others from the Dem side. The thing is:: Since they have little to go after her for in reality--they are now suggesting something SURE to enrage nearly ALL women across America::And that is--Sarah's latest child is NOT hers--but her daughters!! This, is, of course, designed to show that she is just a "hypocrite" and was too ashamed to admit her daughters unwed pregnancy....
  • Palin for VP: Does she make the grade?

    08/30/2008 4:02:32 PM PDT · by inkling · 15 replies · 418+ views ^ | August 29, 2008 | Exurban Jon
    We posted an extensive VP analysis back in February and updated the list in May. From a very strong Top Ten, Sarah Palin was #6 on the first list and #8 on the second. The contenders were ranked via six important characteristics: Is she presidential? Will the Republican base see her as a party standard-bearer? Does she provide ideological balance to the ticket? Does she offer a geographic advantage? Does she bring a different set of experiences? Will she make it a more diverse ticket? So, how does Palin stack up?
  • Brilliant McCain Stroke: Now Hillary & Bill Can Vote For A Female... (Debbie Schlussel Thumbs Up!)

    08/29/2008 8:53:18 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 96 replies · 697+ views
    Debbie ^ | 8/29/2008 | Debbie Schlussel
    Though I'm no big fan of John McCain, his choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate is a stroke of genius. Brilliant. I'm not into affirmative action picks, but Palin is smart, articulate, and competent in her own right, regardless of whether she has a uterus. And in this case, McCain picking a woman--a bright conservative who happens to be female--was necessary. It was necessary because Barack Obama made a big mistake in picking Joe Biden. He angered female Hillary supporters. Now, they will have a tough time voting for the Obama-Biden ticket, which dissed them, and...
  • Cantor Chosen for VP! (By a Blog)

    08/28/2008 3:24:28 PM PDT · by pissant · 73 replies · 93+ views
    Wash Post ^ | 8/28/08 | Ben Pershing
    Three news items: 1) John McCain has picked a running mate and may announce/leak the choice tonight. 2) McCain has admitted he is computer "illiterate." Both of which make it unlikely that he will be much swayed by ... 3) "The Directors" of the conservative site Red State have endorsed Rep. Eric Cantor (Va.) as the best choice for VP. Why Cantor? "While a young man, Cantor has served in federal office twice as long as Barack Obama -- and was a member of leadership when Obama was still in Springfield. In that short time, he has established himself as...
  • McCain says no veep decision yet

    08/28/2008 9:19:08 AM PDT · by pissant · 9 replies · 144+ views
    KXMB ^ | 8/28/08 | staff
    PITTSBURGH (AP) The who and the when in the GOP veepstakes are still unknowns. Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain told KDKA NewsRadio in Pittsburgh that he hasn't decided yet on a running mate. McCain is expected to name his vice presidential pick this week possibly tomorrow to create momentum heading into next week's Republican National Convention. The Arizona senator has a rally planned for Saturday in Pennsylvania at which both former Governors Tom Ridge and Mitt Romney are scheduled to appear. But McCain cautioned against assuming that meant either one would be the pick. Other names said to be...

    08/27/2008 6:04:20 PM PDT · by GOPinCa · 182 replies · 979+ views
    No link yet but Drudge says McCain has made the decision...
  • Veep Musings

    08/27/2008 3:34:35 PM PDT · by MeanWestTexan · 95 replies · 296+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 27, 2008 | Mona Charen
    Romney is so talented. But two very rich guy Republicans do present problems. Lieberman is a dear man, but would be a disaster. His support for the war in Iraq and for a muscular defense makes him seem moderate. But on everything else he is an orthodox liberal. He has voted against all our good judges, for taxes, and even for partial-birth abortion. That puts him to the left of Joe Biden! John Kyl would be a great pick – a hero to conservatives — except that he’s from Arizona. Sarah Palin is appealing but too inexperienced. Vitiates the argument...
  • Romney: Biden Clips Are Worse Than Mine

    08/27/2008 3:00:16 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 44 replies · 366+ views
    ABCNews ^ | 08/26/2008 | Teddy Davis
    Mitt Romney suggested Tuesday that criticisms he leveled at John McCain during the GOP primaries would not block him from becoming the Republican nominee for vice president, arguing that he never questioned his one-time rival's readiness to be president the way the Democratic nominee for vice president questioned Barack Obama. "The clips that they have of Joe Biden," said Romney, referring to a McCain attack ad, "are ones in which he questioned Obama's readiness to be president. "I didn't say that he was not qualified to become president," said Romney, referring to his criticism of McCain. "Republicans in our debates...