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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 09:56 PM
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It's looking like Palin is backfiring on them. Major blunder for McCain.
Edited on Sat Aug-30-08 10:03 PM by Quixote1818
1. Two polls show most Hillary supporters and women are offended by the pick
2. Moderates are disgusted that McCain would treat the VP pick as a gimmick instead of picking someone highly qualified for the job.
3. It doesn't look like she was vetted very strongly and has some problems including ripping on Hillary, poorly running the town she was the mayor of and her ethics investigation.
4. Obama picking Biden compared to McCain picking Palin makes Obama look like Obama is taking this serious and McCain like he could run the Government like Bush did. Obama comes across looking mature and well reasoned and McCain looks like he could make reckless decisions that are not well thought out.
5. McCain's age and cancer risk are causing people to fear ending up with someone with almost no experience.
6. Palin undercuts McCain's line of attack that Obama is not ready to lead.

The only plus for McCain is Palin will make a few Fundies happy.

Looks like McCain fucked up on a huge decision. Following Obama's awesome performance, this is not a good week for McCain. I think McSame is in big trouble now.

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LBJDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 09:57 PM
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1. Agreed.
It's a pathetic choice, really.
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 09:59 PM
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2. It will be a bad choice if voters realize how faulty John McCain's decision making is.
But if all they see is "She's a woman!" or "She has nice boobs", then who knows.
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niceypoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 02:16 AM
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30. From his first ad against Obama...
...to this, it has been one bone headed decision after another. His competence is severely lacking.

Gimme popcorn
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lutherj Donating Member (788 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 10:00 PM
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3. I said it in an earlier post, but I have a feeling Palin may be replaced
before the election.
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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 10:06 PM
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8. I think she'll be replaced before the convention! n/t
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 10:29 PM
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20. That would be great if she were replaced
thus showing the Repugs to be indecisive and even less serious about the election.
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DefenseLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 10:19 PM
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15. She should insist on flying commercial
That's all I'm sayin'.
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 02:21 AM
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31. If she gets invited fishing with George H. W. Bush.... well...
Edited on Sun Aug-31-08 02:22 AM by Cronus Protagonist
I hope she wouldn't fall overboard or anything like that. Or, I wonder if she would prefer shooting quail with Dick?
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Jokinomx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 12:56 PM
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34. self edit.... sorry
Edited on Sun Aug-31-08 12:56 PM by Jokinomx
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 10:00 PM
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4. In their first executive decisions: Obama passed, McCain failed - massively.
Edited on Sat Aug-30-08 10:01 PM by redqueen
Add that to the string of examples of McMansion's bad judgment calls Obama outlined in his speech...

It's like Christmas has come early.
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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 10:02 PM
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6. Well put. nt
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HockeyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 10:01 PM
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5. If he can make such a bad decision for a VP
imagine what other far more serious bad decisions he can and will make.
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greenman3610 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 10:05 PM
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7. Tell me with a straight face that Palin is more qualified than
Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Liddy Dole, Olympia Snowe, or Sue Collins.

Transparently obvious that someone saw Obama's speech on thursday and
said "Oh s***! We have to do something to take the attention
away from that"...Pawlenty got axed, and they threw in the
bimbo.

She will be at very best, a wash.
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 11:53 PM
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41. Olympia Snowe would have been an awesome pick for him.
Edited on Sun Aug-31-08 11:53 PM by pirhana
She doesn't suck....but there is that one thing....

She doesn't look like a babe.
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progressiveforever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 10:09 PM
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9. America should be offended
I can think of very few people LESS qualified than Palin.

I mean maybe the mayor of the village of (name your favorite or leasst favorite small village).
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cap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 10:23 PM
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18. well, there's always the village idiot
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progressiveforever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 10:29 PM
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21. true
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cap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 11:06 PM
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39. hmmm.... I wonder if I am actually praising GW, by accident...
Oh, the horror.
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anakie Donating Member (935 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 11:46 PM
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40. the village idiot
has been running the show for the last 8 years. LOL. Time for someone else.


Peace
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 10:13 PM
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10. Completely true. What I like is that the Obama camp is basically ignoring the woman. n/t
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FVZA_Colonel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 10:15 PM
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11. More then a few fundies, but what else does she bring?
Other then that I agree with everything you said; I am concerned her draw might take in more then just a few, even those who don't believe women should be active in politics.
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 10:16 PM
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12. Good post Quixote1818. Mind if I use some of your talking points?
Ran into a man today while doing voter registration who was picking a fight on the Palin thing -- I got a few points across, but this is just what I needed running through my head in order to think quick on my feet.
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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 10:22 PM
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17. I think most DUers hope their points get used by others
We are posting her to get ideas out and about so we can win and fix our country. Thanks
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 10:16 PM
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13. "Major blunder" = major understatement.
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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 10:18 PM
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14. Vladimir Putin LOVES the pick
I hear he gonna donate a few rubles to the campaign.

After he stops laughing.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 10:20 PM
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16. McCain supposedly raised $4 million overnight online. Probably from people who were going to
vote for him anyway, though, but now they're energized.
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trudyco Donating Member (975 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 11:31 PM
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25. Probably from oil companies -nt
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 02:23 AM
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32. Foreign oil companies, like the one the GOP VP pick's husband works for...
n/t
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Monk06 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 10:25 PM
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19. Once the RW euphoria wears off and the weakness of this ticket becomes

obvious to the boardroom Repubs who run the show,
you will hear the resounding slap of Repug wallets
slapping shut.

Mc Cain is only good for one term, if that, leaving
Palin with the bull pen advantage for the nomination
in 2012.

Wall St and K Street will never stand still for that.
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FKA MNChimpH8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 10:42 PM
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22. This bimbo is a ticking bomb
once the story of her Dominionist connections come out, everyone not on the fringe right is going to run in the opposite direction and wonder if Grampy McShits has finally had his mental meltdown. Ms Palin has close ties to the apocalyptic fundies who want to torch the planet in order to bring Jeebus back faster. As in nuclear war, if necessary. Praizzz Jeebus!
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 10:48 PM
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23. McCain had one conversation and meeting with her.
that is desperation.
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IsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 11:11 PM
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24. Wait until the Corporate Republican msm has a chance to brain wash me. I think it is a horrible
choice now, but give me a week or two of listening to the msms, and I will think it was a great choice.

LOL
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 11:45 PM
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26. PLEASE keep Palin on the ticket until the debate with Biden
Despite what people may think, Biden would slice her into smithereens with a smile. She is out of her league.

I look forward to the GOP Circus this week. What a bunch of wackjobs...
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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 01:31 AM
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27. That seems to be the concensus..
of Independent bloggers around the internet.

I'm surprised at how many Independents believe she will be replaced by the end of the week.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 01:32 AM
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28. John McBlunder
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Qutzupalotl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 03:08 PM
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35. From Straight Talk Express to Blunder Bus.
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beac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 11:59 PM
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42. Good one!
:rofl:
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 01:38 AM
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29. i figured as soon as i got the info about her. didnt know who the hell she was
i aint fraid of no palin.... wink
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 02:23 AM
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33. FROM ZERO TO HERO...one way for McCain to be a winner ...by Conceding
Join Obama for the betterment of the Nation....UNITY is where its at...series...

If there ever was a time to JUMP SHIP and LOOK REAL GOOD at the SAME TIME...now is it

McCain should Concede and join the DEMs(OBAMA/BIDEN) in a JOINT EFFORT of COMPLETE UNITY.....ALL For ONE...and ONE For ALL....Dumas

Why take the chance to look good the 10% McBush Way ....this is way better ODDS to look like a hero...Join Obama...think of it,

Ya don't have to work the Election... and might get something of a Post where you and staff can go to semi retire...Don't be stubborn

Go with the ODDS....Ya would look really Smashing if ya join UNITY at the right time...and that is next week Fri...

If ya can arrange it...have Obama/Biden w familiues join you and Sarah on stage for a real UNITY THING...

NOW...THAT WOULD TOP THEM DEMS Thingy las week. REAL UNITY for this Great Nation of ours....wouldn't that be a Message of all messages to the World...

Come, we plan LUAU

Its just a message...he should review the odds...
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Major Hogwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 07:03 PM
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36. The VP pick shouldn't be a gimmick.
A lot of people out here in potato-picking country were pissed off that McCain thinks he can use a gimmick like this to win.

They are even more disgusted with McCain now than they were before.

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DCBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 07:05 PM
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37. Totally agree. McCain blew his first major executive decision.
Whereas Obama nailed his!
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bbgrunt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 09:08 PM
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38. I just hope this isn't an indication
that this whole zoo-circus is nothing more than a side-show for the feeble of mind...while other plans are on the horizon for this election. The utter absurdity of this pick really has me worried that they really don't even care any more.
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