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Algorem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 01:05 PM
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Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright says chance of Palin presidency scares her
Edited on Tue Sep-30-08 01:12 PM by Algorem
Source: Plain Dealer

http://blog.cleveland.com/openers/2008/09/former_secret...

by Mark Naymik
Tuesday September 30, 2008, 12:15 PM


Madeleine Albright, who became the first female U.S. Secretary of State and highest ranking woman in government in 1997, is frightened by the possibility that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Republican John McCain's running mate, could assume the presidency.

Asked today in an interview with Plain Dealer editors and reporters if she is scared by the prospect of Palin being a heartbeat away, Albright, who has endorsed Democrat Barack Obama, responded without hesitating, "Yes. Yes."

"Having served two presidents, I think the job of the president is the most difficult job in the world," said Albright, who advised President Carter on national security and foreign policy and later President Clinton as secretary of state. "What you need in a vice president - and I've felt this for a long time because I've watched Mondale and Al Gore - is that you need a partner. The job is huge and needs somebody not only for the heartbeat part but in the day-to-day governance.

"Gore went a step further of being almost like a prime minister ... taking away the underbrush of issues to do with how two countries relate to each other. So you need somebody that actually knows what they are doing. I see that with the Obama-Joe Biden relationship. I certainly don't see it in the McCain-Palin relationship."...



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Torn_Scorned_Ignored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 01:22 PM
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1. oh Madeleine,
she'll do fine.

you may need to speak to a republican to ease your mind. Most any republican will do. Ask Brit Hume. He said so Sunday.




:scared: too.
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madamesilverspurs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 01:27 PM
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2. The spectre of a Palin presidency
SHOULD scare the crap out of Americans. The Republicans are banking on the dumbed down political myopia of their base, along with those voters whose time off between jobs is spent looking for more work. There's not enough time to read past the headlines on the front page when you have to dive into the help-wanted ads while pouring watered-down milk on your kids' cereal.
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adamuu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 02:46 PM
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3. Oh shit... i thought we were voting for beauty queen
she's running for VICE PRESIDENT ?!?!!?
:spank:
oh man... what a f@#ed up country.
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Algorem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 04:28 PM
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4. i guess they changed the headline or i used a different link
Edited on Tue Sep-30-08 04:32 PM by Algorem
but that "...scares her" headline is still at their other link,not that it matters,it just bugs me,it makes it look like i made up the headline myself

http://www.cleveland.com/realtimenews/index.ssf/2008/09...

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