Monday, September 01, 2008

Did I spoke too soon?

Yesterday we learned that the McCain team has just started vetting their vice-presidential candidate, Alaska's gov. Sarah Palin. Uh... Shouldn't you vet a candidate before chosing her?? It's starting to look like McCain just picked a woman, any random woman for his campaign. All this based on a strategy to exploit a story of the day from last Spring. Are women frustrated with Hillary's loss going to go with an anti-abortion candidate? A good looking MILF who makes fun of her opponants physical appearence? (No, Really!) [sarcasm]Yeah, women will LOVE her![/sarcasm]

This is starting to look like Harriet Miers all over again. Conservatives are now starting to express doubts about her nomination.
Powerline:
I'm very disappointed that John McCain would put someone as inexperienced and lacking in foreign policy and national security background as Sarah Palin a heartbeat away from the presidency.  [...] In my view, Palin wouldn't have been seriously considered for vice president but for her gender.

Ramesh Ponnuru:
Tokenism. Can anyone say with a straight face that Palin would have gotten picked if she were a man?
Indeed, conservatives love to complain about affermative action, but then they selected a candidate because she's a woman.
A Corner reader:
As much as I loathe Obama-Biden, I can't in good conscience vote for a McCain-Palin ticket. Palin has absolutely no experience in foreign affairs. Considering both McCain's advanced age and the state of the world today, it is essential that the veep be exceedingly qualified to assume the office of president. I simply don't have any confidence in Palin's ability to deal effectively with Iran, Russia, China, etc. I certainly will not cast a vote for Obama-Biden, but nor will I vote for McCain-Palin. Looks like I'll either sit this one out or vote for Bob Barr. Why, o, why, didn't McCain listen to Rove and just pick Romney?

David Frum (former W. Bush speechwriter):
it will reinforce a theme that I'd be pounding home if I were the Obama campaign: that it's John McCain for all his white hair who represents the risky choice, while it is Barack Obama who offers cautious, steady, predictable governance.
But these people shouldn't be surprised. They tried to find a cause for war after invading Iraq.

>...then when it rains it pours! Palin believes the Founding Fathers wrote the Pledge of Alliegiance. (They didn't, it was written in 1892.) She also lied on the day she was selected as VP, claiming she was against the Alaskan bridge to nowhere. (She was for it.) She fired her sister's ex-husband (a State trooper) after their divorce. And this morning we learn her 17 year old daughter is pregnant. And I thought abstinence worked better than condoms? It's not too late for Palin to "refuse" the nomination, much like Harriet Miers did when she was nominated for the Supreme Court. For someone who was the mayor of a 6000 habitants' village prior to this, she's way over her head.

21 Comments:

Blogger Sirkowski said...

A question Palin was asked in 2006.

Q: Will you support funding for abstinence-until-marriage education instead of for explicit sex-education programs, school-based clinics, and the distribution of contraceptives in schools?

SP: Yes, the explicit sex-ed programs will not find my support.

I bet her daughter thought she couldn't get pregnant because she used a douche or some ignorant crap like that.

5:12 PM  
Blogger Sirkowski said...

Palin's pastor: “Those that die without Christ have a horrible, horrible surprise.”

“God will not be mocked. I don’t care what the ACLU says. God will not be mocked. I don’t care what atheists say. God will not be mocked. I don’t care what’s going on in the nation today with so much horrific rebellion and sin and things that take place. God will not be mocked. Judgment Day is coming. Where do you stand?”

http://harpers.org/archive/2008/08/hbc-90003486

5:36 PM  
Anonymous hound said...

McCain just picked Palin to get the female vote she's just his latest gimmick, and a bad one at that.

8:26 PM  
Blogger Sirkowski said...

She was once the member of a secessionist party in Alaska: http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/09/members-of-frin.html

9:26 PM  
Blogger Bobman32x said...

http://media.tumblr.com/qUZ0jyiGPd49vvcdTLQVFLaR_500.jpg

I also found this funny on the idiocy on fox news... are they even hiding it anymore?

3:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To be fair, abstinence would have worked better than condoms if Bristol and whoever she will marry have decided not to have sex, which given the present evidence, they did not. Wouldn't surprised me if alcohol was involved. I bet the mother didn't know until a few months back about their little sexual experimentation. But I doubt the so-called MSM would make a big deal out of it.

9:00 AM  
Blogger Sirkowski said...

If Obama had been part of a seperatist movement, this election would be over.

12:38 PM  
Blogger Sirkowski said...

Apparently McCain wanted Lieberman or some other guy. But the Jesus freaks wouldn't hear of it because these two are pro-choice.

12:49 PM  
Blogger Sirkowski said...

Found on the boyfriend's MySpace:

On his MySpace page, Johnston boasts, “I’m a fuckin’ redneck” who likes to snowboard and ride dirt bikes. “But I live to play hockey. I like to go camping and hang out with the boys, do some fishing, shoot some shit and just fuckin’ chillin’ I guess.”

“Ya fuck with me I’ll kick [your] ass,” he added. He also claims to be “in a relationship,” but states, “I don’t want kids.”


LOL!!!

1:57 PM  
Blogger Kai v3.0 said...

Alaska is the new West Virginia.

5:20 PM  
Blogger Ariel said...

lolz

What do you think of the Green Party?

7:32 PM  
Blogger Sirkowski said...

In theory it should be a great alternative, but in reality it's unfortunatly a fucking joke. Cynthia McKinney? *facepalm*

Also, too many vegans and baby seal huggers.

7:36 PM  
Blogger Lumpydog said...

And that's why I'm voting Ron Paul. One more thing that most people neglect to mention (ignore?): Palin's a dominionist.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/8/29/163234/559/495/579213

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominionism

Granted, we all know how accurate Kos is, so let's take it with a grain of salt. On the other hand, there's a good chance we might end up with her as our next VP, so we might as well get used to her. And in this case, *WE* means *AMERICANS*. Yes, Sébastien, I know you're Canadien. ^_^

8:36 PM  
Blogger Sirkowski said...

Ron Paul isn't running for president, you can't vote for him.

8:40 PM  
Blogger Lumpydog said...

Nope! Sorry, but thankfully, you're wrong:

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-na-ronpaul3-2008sep03,0,5526968.story

8:43 PM  
Blogger Lumpydog said...

Also this:

http://www.boners.com/grub/807706.html

8:44 PM  
Blogger Sirkowski said...

Ron Paul held a convention.
Ron Paul is not running for President because he is still a Republican, thus you cannot vote for him.

From your own source:
Paul, the Libertarian nominee for president in 1988, said he did not plan to start or lead a third party; he wants his ideas to influence the Republican Party.

8:48 PM  
Blogger Lumpydog said...

Well, shoot. It looks like you're right. I guess I'll vote for Bob Barr, who's coming to Gainesville, FL, where I'm at school to speak to the Libertarian Club. I have been bested.

8:53 PM  
Blogger Daniel said...

McCain's simply pandering to the only possible audiences he can get - the christfucks and the "feminist" (read: idiots who only supported her because "ZOMG, the first woman president") Hillary supporters. Of course, in his selection of Palin, he's likely lost his strongest supporters - those that supported him based on "experience". The McCain campaign has traded their only intellectually valid argument for a couple of gimmicks. I was a little worried when Obama selected Biden for his running mate, but it finally looks like he has this election all wrapped up.

I was also hoping someone would bring up Palin's support of abstinence-only education. Maybe the idiots from my hometown could learn from this.

Oh, and I nearly died of laughter after reading about the myspace page.

3:18 PM  
Blogger Ariel said...

lolz I'm a vegeterian >.>

8:47 PM  
Blogger Sirkowski said...

X-D
Nothing against vegetarians. But vegetarianism doesn't have much to do with environmentalism. So when the Green Party associates itself with the likes of PeTA, it's just silly.

9:08 PM  

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