Sara Palin’s Radical Associations

We didn’t know much about Alaska Governor Sara Palin when John McCain nominated her as the GOP Vice Presidential candidate Friday. Apparently neither did John McCain, other than she beat the good old boys club in Alaska politics and vetoed the Bridge to Nowhere. Somehow, he believed, that qualifies you to be the President of the United States.

In the four days since the announcement we have now learned that as Mayor of Wasilla she hired a lobbying firm with close ties to corrupt Alaska Republicans Sen. Ted Stevens and Rep. Don Young, to obtain over $27 million in earmarks for her town over a 4 year period. This pork barrel spending amounted to over $1,000 per resident of Wasilla.

We have also learned that when she was running for Governor in 2006 she supported using the senior status and power of Alaska’s Congressional delegation to obtain funding for the Bridge to Nowhere. And why wouldn’t she? Alaskan politicians for years have been re-elected over and over again on the promise that they will bring home the bacon from Washington, DC and have gotten results. Alaska is the most heavily federally subsidized state in the United States thanks to folks like Ted Stevens and Don Young.

We have also learned that while at the same time national Republicans ridiculed a national windfall profits tax on oil companies (an idea I do not support, by the way), in 2006 Governor Palin got one passed in Alaska (and increased the tax again in 2007) and distributed the profits of oil companies in the form of $1,200 checks to Alaska citizens.

Today we learn of something even more disturbing about Palin and her associations with a secessionist political party in Alaska, the Alaskan Independence Party. The AIP believes that Alaskan statehood is illegal and wants Alaska to secede from the Union and become its own independent nation. According to the Alaskan Independence Party’s chairperson, Palin was a member of the party as late as 1996 before becoming a Republican and running for Mayor that year. She even addressed the group’s convention earlier this year.

What else will we learn about Sara Palin’s radical associations over the coming weeks and days?

77 comments

  1. CHelf says:

    Just curious but what is the tie to GA? Secession maybe?

    Maybe she fell asleep in the pew for 20 years and had no clue what she was a member of.

  2. Chris says:

    So, according to that article, the only proof that she was an AIP member is the claim of the AIP party chairwoman?

  3. Chris says:

    CHelf – The left was caught off guard and is worried about Palin. They don’t know how to attack her.

    What I find interesting is that it almost seems their game plan is to try and sour the right on Palin. pointing out she supported and was supported by Stevens and she asked for earmarks while mayor.

    Very interesting… I’ll have to elaborate on this more on the FP when I get time to put together a more full and researched post.

  4. bucky says:

    Maybe we’ll find out over the coming days that she’s independent, she’s conservative, she has a libertarian streak, and she’s a Republican. And that’s exactly the kind of “radical associations” Decaturguy and his friends fear.
    Now, please get back to Georgia politics!

  5. AtlConservative says:

    I’m just curious how this is a “radical association?” Never heard of this group killing people!

  6. Briardawg says:

    I find Sarah Palin more qualified to be VP than Obama to be President. I don’t know much, but the lefties sure do seem to be shakin’ in their boots over that lady from Alaska.

  7. The only people celebrating this pick seem to be the GOP base. Any other conservatives looking at this are frankly worried about the selection. Several top Republican strategists have expressed misgivings about this pick.

    At any rate, here are some quotes about her…

    Aides to Mr. McCain said they had a team on the ground in Alaska now to look more thoroughly into Ms. Palin’s background. A Republican with ties to the campaign said the team assigned to vet Ms. Palin in Alaska had not arrived there until Thursday, a day before Mr. McCain stunned the political world with his vice-presidential choice.

    ****

    I don’t think it’s Troopergate, the curious pregnancy, the pregnant unwed daughter, the Alaskan separatists, or the bottomless ignorance that makes the difference. Palin is by any measure the worst vice presidential pick of the modern age (which considering Agnew, Quayle and Eagleton is quite a statement). The killer is McCain’s decision-making process and what this tells us about it. The man is a risk-taker who makes snap decisions “from the gut.” He liked Palin. She looked like a maverick and a bit like himself. He didn’t invest the time or resources to look into her deeply.

    How can a person like this be put at the helm in a time of skyrocketing international tensions?

    ****

    and here is my favorite:

    Her experience is as mayor of a city with a population of about 5,000 (at the time), and less than 2 years as governor of a state with about 670,000 residents. During her mayoral administration most of the actual work of running this small city was turned over to an administrator. She had been pushed to hire this administrator by party power-brokers after she had gotten herself into some trouble over precipitous firings which had given rise to a recall campaign. Sarah campaigned in Wasilla as a “fiscal conservative”. During her 6 years as Mayor, she increased general government expenditures by over 33%. During those same 6 years the amount of taxes collected by the City increased by 38%.

    This was during a period of low inflation (1996-2002). She reduced progressive property taxes and increased a regressive sales tax which taxed even food. The tax cuts that she promoted benefited large corporate property owners way more than they benefited residents. The huge increases in tax revenues during her mayoral administration weren’t enough to fund everything on her wish list though, borrowed money was needed, too. She inherited a city with zero debt, but left it with indebtedness of over $22 million. What did Mayor Palin encourage the voters to borrow money for? Was it the infrastructure that she said she supported? The sewage treatment plant that the city lacked? or a new library? No. $1m for a park. $15m-plus for construction of a multi-use sports complex which she rushed through to build on a piece of property that the City didn’t even have clear title to, that was still in litigation 7 yrs later–to the delight of the lawyers involved! The sports complex itself is a nice addition to the community but a huge money pit, not the profit-generator she claimed it would be. She also supported bonds for $5.5m for road projects that could have been done in 5-7 yrs without any borrowing. While Mayor, City Hall was extensively remodeled and her office redecorated more than once. These are small numbers, but Wasilla is a very small city.

    As an oil producer, the high price of oil has created a budget surplus in Alaska. Rather than invest this surplus in technology that will make us energy independent and increase efficiency, as Governor she proposed distribution of this surplus to every individual in the state. In this time of record state revenues and budget surpluses, she recommended that the state borrow/bond for road projects, even while she proposed distribution of surplus state revenues: spend today’s surplus, borrow for needs. She’s not very tolerant of divergent opinions or open to outside ideas or compromise. As Mayor, she fought ideas that weren’t generated by her or her staff. Ideas weren’t evaluated on their merits, but on the basis of who proposed them.

    While Sarah was Mayor of Wasilla she tried to fire our highly respected City Librarian because the Librarian refused to consider removing from the library some books that Sarah wanted removed. City residents rallied to the defense of the City Librarian and against Palin’s attempt at out-and-out censorship, so Palin backed down and withdrew her termination letter. People who fought her attempt to oust the Librarian are on her enemies list to this day. Sarah complained about the “old boy’s club” when she first ran for Mayor, so what did she bring Wasilla? A new set of “old boys”. Palin fired most of the experienced staff she inherited. At the City and as Governor she hired or elevated new, inexperienced, obscure people, creating a staff totally dependent on her for their jobs and eternally grateful and fiercely loyal–loyal to the point of abusing their power to further her personal agenda, as she has acknowledged happened in the case of pressuring the State’s top cop (see below).

    As Mayor, Sarah fired Wasilla’s Police Chief because he “intimidated” her, she told the press. As Governor, her recent firing of Alaska’s top cop has the ring of familiarity about it. He served at her pleasure and she had every legal right to fire him, but it’s pretty clear that an important factor in her decision to fire him was because he wouldn’t fire her sister’s ex-husband, a State Trooper. Under investigation for abuse of power, she has had to admit that more than 2 dozen contacts were made between her staff and family to the person that she later fired, pressuring him to fire her ex-brother-in-law. She tried to replace the man she fired with a man who she knew had been reprimanded for sexual harassment; when this caused a public furor, she withdrew her support.

    She has bitten the hand of every person who extended theirs to her in help. The City Council person who personally escorted her around town introducing her to voters when she first ran for Wasilla City Council became one of her first targets when she was later elected Mayor. She abruptly fired her loyal City Administrator; even people who didn’t like the guy were stunned by this ruthlessness. Fear of retribution has kept all of these people from saying anything publicly about her.

    When then-Governor Murkowski was handing out political plums, Sarah got the best, Chair of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission: one of the few jobs not in Juneau and one of the best paid. She had no background in oil & gas issues. Within months of scoring this great job which paid $122,400/yr, she was complaining in the press about the high salary. I was told that she hated that job: the commute, the structured hours, the work. Sarah became aware that a member of this Commission (who was also the State Chair of the Republican Party) engaged in unethical behavior on the job. In a gutsy move which some undoubtedly cautioned her could be political suicide, Sarah solved all her problems in one fell swoop: got out of the job she hated and garnered gobs of media attention as the patron saint of ethics and as a gutsy fighter against the “old boys’ club” when she dramatically quit, exposing this man’s ethics violations (for which he was fined).

    As Mayor, she had her hand stuck out as far as anyone for pork from Senator Ted Stevens. Lately, she has castigated his pork-barrel politics and publicly humiliated him. She only opposed the “bridge to nowhere” after it became clear that it would be unwise not to. As Governor, she gave the Legislature no direction and budget guidelines, then made a big grandstand display of line-item vetoing projects, calling them pork. Public outcry and further legislative action restored most of these projects–which had been vetoed simply because she was not aware of their importance–but with the unobservant she had gained a reputation as “anti-pork”. She is solidly Republican: no political maverick. The State party leaders hate her because she has bit them in the back and humiliated them. Other members of the party object to her self-description as a fiscal conservative.

    Around Wasilla there are people who went to high school with Sarah. They call her “Sarah Barracuda” because of her unbridled ambition and predatory ruthlessness. When Sarah’s mother-in-law, a highly respected member of the community and experienced manager, ran for Mayor, Sarah refused to endorse her. As Governor, she stepped outside of the box and put together of package of legislation known as “AGIA” that forced the oil companies to march to the beat of her drum.

    Like most Alaskans, she favors drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. She has questioned if the loss of sea ice is linked to global warming. She campaigned “as a private citizen” against a state initiaitive that would have either a) protected salmon streams from pollution from mines, or b) tied up in the courts all mining in the state (depending on who you listen to). She has pushed the State’s lawsuit against the Dept. of the Interior’s decision to list polar bears as threatened species. McCain is the oldest person to ever run for President; Sarah will be a heartbeat away from being President. There has to be literally millions of Americans who are more knowledgeable and experienced than she. However, there’s a lot of people who have underestimated her and are regretting it.

    ****

    Me again, if we say that executive experience is what matters and we don’t take into account size of the area governed, then it is safe to say that Karen Handel is qualified for President. Fulton is the same size of Alaska and has arguably more complex challenges than Alaska (higher security risks, more infrastructure, an overwhelming majority of the land is not owned by the Federal government, &c.). Moreover, if executive experience is what matters most of all, then she is more qualified than McCain to be POTUS.

    Take solace in the fact that Quayle proved people vote for the top of the ticket, not the Veep.

  8. CHelf says:

    And state senator and a couple years in the US Senate makes Barry qualified? His district in the state senate was MUCH smaller than Alaska and he was one of 59 people – serving part time and skipping many votes. If Palin is unqualified then Barry is BEYOND unqualified. He’s been one of many people and with not much service in each area. How many budgets has Barry worked on? How many vetoes has he cast? How many employees both private and public has he overseen? I find it laughable that someone is casting such doubts on the other side’s #1 when their own #1 fails that same qualification test.

  9. atlantaman says:

    This whole thing is hilarious.

    First you had the Dems pointing our her inexperience, which has now caused Obama to have to argue about whether he has more experience or she does – I’m sure that’s exactly what Obama wants to base his campaign on.

    Now you’ve got Dems talking about her “radical associations”; I’m sure that’s another road that Obama is just itching to go down.

    The only thing left is for Palin to dedicate her autobiography to her a racist preacher who hates black people.

    She must be a formidable candidate, because the Dems are just going nuts; hounding her poor 17 year old daughter.

  10. Decaturguy says:

    I don’t read DailyKos either Bill.

    But I shouldn’t expect any commenters on this site to actually address the issues I bring up.

    Yes, I think that membership in a group that advocates Alaska seceding from the Union is “radical” and makes one question whether she can be President of the United States. She was a member of the group and as recent as this year spoke to their convention and said glowing things about them.

  11. At least Decatur Guy has the decency to call her Palin and not whatever nickname she went by in high school. For the record, Obama’s state senate district is about half the size of Alaska. It is kind of funny that 3 or 4 state senate districts in Illinois or Georgia are larger than many states, including Alaska, but that’s besides the point.

    As for budgets, you bring up another interesting point. Palin runs a state that gets billions of dollars in federal subsidies. It is essentially a job where you get to decide what to spend, not how to raise it.

    Americans have historically looked at how you run your campaign for president as a clue as to how you would be president. All other things aside, as Bill Clinton is said no one is really prepared to be President besides someone who has already been President because it is such a unique job.

    McCain ran his campaign into the ground before the promise of federal subsidies bailed him out. Sure, he didn’t ultimately take federal matching funds in the primary, but their availability enabled him to secure needed loans to stay afloat during a very bad time for him. Now he is once again turning to the federal government to pay for his campaign during the general election.

    Meanwhile, Obama built an organization from scratch with millions of stake holders and thousands of employees. He did it all without any federal assistance (and will be the first campaigner in modern times to use innovation to run a better campaign on his own than he could with government assistance).

    I find the notion that he doesn’t know how to manage a large organization or have any experience laughable. He put together a plan in 2006 to run for President that he has hardly deviated from in two years. That means that he was able to put together a good plan, doesn’t panic, executes, delegates authority well…you get the picture.

    McCain, by contrast, has had to retool his campaign multiple times, and hasn’t run an organization that has gotten high marks until after the primaries were over and the GOP high command essentially sent in their own operatives to tighten up the ship. The highest profile decision that he’s gotten to make on his own (the Palin pick) may ultimately end up working out for him but doesn’t inspire much confidence in his level headedness when he needs to make a quick decision.

  12. Decaturguy says:

    Don’t listen to me, I don’t expect you to. But just listen to the Republican State Senate President in Alaska on Palin:

    “She’s not prepared to be governor. How can she be prepared to be vice president or president?” said Green, a Republican from Palin’s hometown of Wasilla. “Look at what she’s done to this state. What would she do to the nation?”

    http://www.adn.com/politics/story/510249.html

    Now, guys, how do you plan on attacking her?

  13. SavannahDem says:

    In case you haven’t Googled it yet, here are some towns in GA about the same size (or larger) than Wasilla:

    Blakely
    Cairo
    Cordele
    Fitzgerald
    Grovetown
    Jesup
    LaFayette
    Pooler
    Richmond Hill
    Sandersville
    Swainsboro
    Sylvester
    Thomson
    Toccoa
    Vidalia
    Waynesboro

    BTW – Fulton has about one million residents. That’s about 50% more than Alaska’s 670,000.

  14. Doug Deal says:

    So Decatur, are you now filling in fot the missing SpaceyG?

    rugby, you should set aside your blinding partisanship and make friends who live outside of your bathroom mirror. I have a number of friends who were Hillary supporters who are less than pleased even now with your Messiah. They are also not so pleased with the way you Obama cult followers are bashing yet another woman.

    Go ahead and believe that your behavior (as a group) is acceptable, but come November, you will find that it is not.

  15. atlantaman says:

    “He did it all without any federal assistance (and will be the first campaigner in modern times to use innovation to run a better campaign on his own than he could with government assistance).”

    Another issue, or more accurately a broken pledge that I’m sure Obama would love to highlight.

  16. Icarus says:

    “chrisishardcore: good job at addressing the issues!!”

    Yes, excellent job Chris. You just made the case that Obama’s campaign for President is the experience that makes him qualified to be President.

    Nice.

  17. Funny how someone who claims the party with least popular president in history, no signs of down ballot success, no hope of taking back either branch of the legislature, a presidential candidate who has been trailing in every national head to head poll this year, a presidential candidate who when you look at current statewide polls is still losing the election, uses anecdotal evidence from an extremely small and biased sample to predict national trends, etc etc etc will win the election and now claims that Governor Palin can do no wrong accuses someone of having partisan blinders.

    It makes me laugh.

  18. Doug Deal says:

    Icarus,

    The sad thing is that the candidates don’t run the campaign, that’s what the professional management staff does. His only real role is to bone up on reading the teleprompter before each speech.

    So, he is running on the fact that he is a figurehead for a large organization as his example of executive experience.

  19. Doug Deal says:

    rugby,

    aaaah, the truth hurts doesn’t it. Make some friends outside of your echo-chamber and perhaps you would have more perspective on what different people think.

    I hope the crazed Obama cultists keep it up. Keep trying to destroy strong women and see how far that gets you and your buddies at DailyKOS.

  20. onthefence says:

    I don’t think just ’cause you address the issues makes you sexist or racist. I think that everyone keeps taking comments out of proportion just to keep people entertained as opposed to informed. This is an important places in American history for the simple fact that the POTUS has his work cut out for him in so many areas. There is no clear cut winner/favorite/best person for the job. This is becoming a popularity contest and I hate politics for that reason. We as voters can get so lost wading through the pop appeal, non-issues, etc. that we go to vote based on who makes us feel good as opposed to who can run this freaking country in the best way for the next four years. I want change but that’s going to happen whether it’s Obama/Biden or McCain/Palin.

  21. Doug:

    The inherent problem with your belief is that elections are won by who has the most charisma and is the most exciting.

    Obama takes that in a landslide.

    As an aside, care to guess how many people will watch McCain’s speech? I predict much less than the 40 million who watched “the Messiah”.

    BTW: Democratic registration in PA and OH has far exceeded Republican registration where numbers have declined in some instances.

  22. midtown_maven says:

    “What else will we learn about Sara Palin’s radical associations over the coming weeks and days?”

    As much as you want to post dude.
    Bring it on.

  23. Doug Deal says:

    I lived in Ohio, registered in Ohio, and voted in Ohio. You do not “register Democratic” or “register Republican” in Ohio, you ask for a ballot at the primary. Again you are talking about things you know absolutley nothing about, but with lots of false confidence.

    Elections are not won by the most charismatic figure. Look at Adlof Hitler. He was the dynamic charasmatic leader who drew huge enthusiastic crowds when he spoke around Germany. His cult following was enormous. He shouted about change and blaming various groups for the troubles in Germany, but lost badly, getting only around 30 percent of the vote.

    Crowd size has no correlation to the outcome of a G.E. vote. 70,000 people amount to less than 2/100 of a percent of the vote. 18 million only amount to about 16 percent of the G.E vote.

    Besides, people boosted by hype drop like a stone when people get tired of the same-old same old. The American people have had enough of blow hard koolaid drinking cultists.

  24. If all you knew about Obama was how he has run his campaign and the decisions he has made in them, and all you knew about McCain was the same, I think you’d pick Obama. Newsflash guys, in a tv world where people pay very little attention to this stuff, that is the only thing a lot of people will know about these two guys.

    It may not be about “the issues” but I think it’s a relevant analysis to put out there. And as someone who voted for Hillary in the primary, I continue to be impressed with Obama and the machine he’s put together.

  25. Doug Deal says:

    rugby,

    In your hate for strong women, you seem to not understand that you do not register by party in Ohio. Oh well, misogynists will be misogynists.

  26. Here is the original link:

    http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2008/08/22/DEMVOTERS.ART_ART_08-22-08_A1_U8B3OT6.html?type=rss&cat=&sid=101

    William C. Binning, political-science professor at Youngstown State University and former Mahoning County Republican chairman, acknowledged that the surge of Democrats shows that the party is energized and motivated in Ohio — and that Republicans have a lot of work to do.

    “I certainly think it’s a good sign for the Democrats,” he said.

  27. I Am Jacks Post says:

    “Almost three times as many Ohio voters have become Democrats as have become Republicans since the summer before the last presidential election.”

    As an Ohio native, I feel I can explain this statistic. Ohio’s economy is in the tank. The manufacturing base has shed thousands of jobs.

    This statistic proves the old maxim: Vote Democratic. It’s easier than getting a job.

  28. Fine Doug, you don’t register by party in Ohio fair enough. There are still more new Dems than GOP in Ohio.

    If registration is the only way to measure how many partisans then you can’t say Republicans outnumber Democrats in Georgia (and I mean people who will vote for the Democratic Party now, not some bygone Pollyannish Democratic Party). I dare you to say that.

  29. Doug Deal says:

    rugby,

    I do not have a problem with you hating successful women, that’s your choice. But the American people have a problem when hateful boorish Democrat party operatives try to destroy a decent person and her under age daughter.

    How enlightened of you. I bet you wish you could undo women’s suffrage then you would not have to worry about them anymore.

  30. jsm says:

    “BTW – Fulton has about one million residents. That’s about 50% more than Alaska’s 670,000.

    Wow. So, no one who lives in Alaska can ever be qualified to hold national office, no matter what offices or responsibilities they’ve held. Better warn them… and the residents of North Dakota, Vermont, Wyoming, and DC.

  31. GOPeach says:

    You know at this point, the base in in love.

    Palin has become “The People’s Princess” of America in less than a week.

    It reminds me of when King David was selected by the Prophet Nathan. Little David was an “unknown” shepherd tending his father’s flocks in a very simple and diligent way. Then out of nowhere came a YOUNG and CAPABLE LEADER who took down the GIANT!

  32. Harry says:

    Here’s something from Gallup:

    In the aftermath of the Democratic National Convention, the party’s nominee, Michael S. Dukakis, has expanded his lead among registered voters over Vice President Bush, the probable Republican nominee, according to a Gallup Poll.

    Fifty-five percent of the 948 registered voters interviewed in the poll said they preferred to see Mr. Dukakis win the 1988 Presidential election, while 38 percent said they preferred to see Mr. Bush win. The poll had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points.

  33. c_murrayiii says:

    Decaturguy answer me this, how is a VP candidate who is claimed by the AIP to be a former member and thus holding “radical” associations worse than a Presidential candidate who served on a board with an admitted left-wing terrorist who planned bombings of NY police HQ and the Pentagon, and went to church for 20 years with a Pastor who called this country the USKKKofA and made many other radical, black liberation comments and asserations Obama called both of these men “friends” and also praised Farrakhan?
    The Alaskan Independence Party, for the record (as if libs cared) is not a fringe group, they actually got one of their own elected governor in 1990, and they base their secession arguement on the legal reasoning that when Alaskans were allowed to vote on statehood they only had two options, statehood or territory status, and not the option for independence which, according to them the UN mandates (not that I recognize those, but you libs sure talk about them a lot). Now, this is not a group that hates any racial or ethnic group, they just believe they have enough differences with the country to want to be seperate. I guess to you Decaturguy, Geo. Washington, Jefferson, and Adams were “radicals”. I am not supporting the AIP, but they are no more “radical” than the Founders, nor are they any different than the Kosovoans and the Quebecois.

    But I want an answer Decaturguy, or any other lib, how is Palin’s association any more scary than Obama’s?

  34. So let me get this straight…being on a board with someone means you automatically share their views? What happens if, say, you are on a board with one person who happened to have questionable dealings in the past. But there were 10 other members who were nothing but Eagle Scouts and gentlemen who helped carry little old ladies across the street. Does that mean that one individual reflects poorly on a select member of a board, or the whole board? Or do only negative associations with the smallest minority possible of the board count? Or, can we say, that overwhelmingly, the board is nothing but good?

    Just asking.

  35. c_murrayiii says:

    being on board doesn’t meaning anything, your right about that, but Obama called Ayers a friend, and someone who admired, he also held fundraisers with him. That means something to me. If McCain had a fundraiser with a KKK member, that would be a problem wouldn’t it? Even if McCain didn’t agree with his views and values. So the same should hold true for Obama.

  36. albert says:

    Mr. Obama is a waste. The man, a multimillionaire, leaves his brother in a freakin hut!!! Show some compassion you infidel.

  37. Doug Deal says:

    Here is a video that disproves Palin was a member of the AIP, when she welcomes them to the capital for their convention.

    Notice that she calls them competitors but says she does share their smalll government views.

    But Decatur is not interested in fact, just bashing women who dare to think for themselves.

    http://www.rightpundits.com/?p=1970

  38. bpolitical says:

    Here, here Doug Deal. The last paragraph from this post should be redacted.

    The NY Times will publish a story tomorrow explaining that their information on Governor Palin’s membership in AIP is materially false. They got bad information.

    Maybe the NY Times should consider vetting their sources more carefully before jumping on the bash Palin bandwagon.

  39. Doug Deal says:

    Buzz, Bill, bpol,

    The Democrats are in full out panic. And like a cornered animal, they are lashing out with everything. If she nails that speech tonight, it’s over for Obama.

  40. boyreporter says:

    Wait a minute! You guys have accused Obama of being nothing but a good speaker and having little in his past except a couple of speeches…one against the Iraq war and another at the 2004 Dem Convention. But now you’re saying Sarah’s entire value and establishment of bona fides rest on…A SPEECH! What a country.

  41. Doug Deal says:

    boy,

    Keep up the panic; it really emphasizes your nuttiness.

    It does not come down to a speech, but a decent speech will discount the smears you women hating misogynists have been spouting since she was selected.

    You leftists are really, really pathetic.

  42. boyreporter says:

    Doug: Not panic. Sheer wonder. It is wonderful to behold. Meltdowns are always fun. BTW, it is possible to oppose an obviously unqualified woman without being a misogynist. But you knew that.

  43. Doug Deal says:

    boy,

    The ridiculous over-the-top attacks on Gov. Palin go beyond differences in policy. It is an attempt to destroy an option for women that will harm the Democrats long term survival, so you guys are lashing out with disgusting vigor.

    Not all women are the same, despite what the overlords of the Democrat Party claim. There is more to women than her opinion of abortion, but like a pervert with a foot fetish, that is the only part of women you guys obsess over.

  44. boyreporter says:

    I heard she killed a guy — a Moose at the lodge after a couple of beers.

    Why is sit that Dougie confuses criticism of an indefensible, reckless decision by John “Country First” McCain with criticism of Sarah Palin?

    I have deep respect for women, with the possible exception of GOPeach.

  45. Doug Deal says:

    boy,

    You said:

    I have deep respect for women, with the possible exception of GOPeach.

    As long as they shut up and swallow the Democratic kool aid.

    Isn’t it funny how the talking points you and your fellow Democrats spout change on a dime as the Democrats realize how unpopular your sexism is. Now it’s about McCain. Sure it is. That was McCain’s daughter you were trashing. That was McCain’s husband you were trashing. That was McCain that you were saying should stay home with the kids while the men run for office.

    Now, not only are you a mindless political hack, you are a flat out liar.

  46. boyreporter says:

    Now, Dougie, that hurts my feelings.

    Can you tell us precisely who has been “trashing” the daughter? McCain has a husband? Don’t call me a liar. I only lie to people worth lying to. You don’t qualify.

    What time are you due back at the home?

  47. Doug Deal says:

    Br, with that, I will claim victory and move on. Come back when you have legitimate issues and try to cut back on the blatant sexism and hate. Really, it does nothing more than make you guys look as desperate as a Magic player on prom night.

    Perhaps then, your party will have more luck at getting the Presidency. But why would we want that?

  48. umustbekidding says:

    I am a women that does it all and I am thrilled Gov. Palin will be in the White House with all her kids. She can handle it!
    And man, did she BURN Obama last night!

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