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Holy Crap! Sarah Palin to be McCain's VP pick

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Divia
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Holy Crap! Sarah Palin to be McCain's VP pick

Postby Divia » Fri August 29th, 2008, 2:47 pm

Just read it on cnn! I can't believe it. :eek: I have to readup about her cause I know nothing about her.
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Postby Dani » Fri August 29th, 2008, 3:17 pm

LOL i just said the same thing i was like WHO???

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Postby Divia » Fri August 29th, 2008, 3:22 pm

Yeah, I was reading about her n stuff. She plays hockey, how cool is that :D Anyway, seems like McCain is reaching out to those scorned women voters.
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Postby Leyland » Fri August 29th, 2008, 3:28 pm

I've just gotten a lot more interested in this election! Top executive level politicians generally appeal to me more than Senate/House politicians, and of course there's such a strong chance of seeing the first female VP now! Brilliant move, McCain camp!

I'm looking forward to the media blitz - both on cable and in magazines. The basic facts: she hunts and fishes (I grew up doing the same so I identify with that!), she's conservative and has a strong faith base, she's pro-life, she's young at 44, she's strong-minded and so on from what is being broadcast at this point.

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Postby Rowan » Fri August 29th, 2008, 3:38 pm

I'll stick with Barack Obama. At least with Democrats I don't feel like my civil rights are being taken away like the Republicans want. I'm sure if it were up to them all of my rights would be taken away and I'd be branded like Hester Prynne. Only probably in a more physical way.

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Postby Divia » Fri August 29th, 2008, 4:52 pm

Her husband is a union worker
She was a PTA mom
She is a member of the NRA
She took on coruption in her state
Her parents worked at a local elem school

If they wanted to attract the blue collar people aka average joe I think they may have done it.
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Postby Michelle2 » Fri August 29th, 2008, 9:59 pm

Not this blue collar person! :)

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Postby donroc » Fri August 29th, 2008, 10:11 pm

Quite a personal résumé. Wonder Woman, a potential Iron Lady, or both?

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Postby Ash » Sat August 30th, 2008, 2:40 am

She is anti choice and a creationist (and belives it should be taught in schools). She is a former beauty queen, was a mayor of a town of 8000 people....I dunno, if McCain wanted a woman VP to pick up on Hilary's fans, I think he is barking up the wrong tree. I live in his state, and I can think off the top of my head five women republican legislators from AZ who would have excellent qualifications for the job. Why he picked this one, who reminds me of Harriet Miers (tho prettier) is beyond me.

I will say that if I had any doubts about Obama, they were blown away by his speech last night.

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Postby Telynor » Sat August 30th, 2008, 5:31 am

I was rather shocked by who McCain picked. I think in the long view, it might be a mistake -- she hasn't any experience with Washington politics, and she's anti-enviroment (thinks that polar bears ought to be taken off of the endangered species list, and that drilling should be allowed in protected preserves), pro-life, and doesn't seem to have any connections at the government level. If McCain does get in, it's going to be a very rude awakening for her.

I did watch all of Obama's speech last night, and if he can follow through with his arguments, then thank god. We need a president who actually gives a damn about the middle class and the working poor.

But to me, the important races are going to be those for congress -- if the same people who kept ok'ing Bush get back in, things aren't going to change much.


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