Saturday, September 20, 2008

Editor Opinion Piece: This Is Simply Outrageous

Please first watch the video below, which is the only interview Sarah Palin has had with anyone. Sarah Palin does not know anything about this job that she is trying to claim for herself. And regardless of whether or not McCain is going to be superior to her in rank, the job of Vice President is still an EXTREMELY IMPORTANT JOB.

Just look at the power and influence *Dick Cheney* had, and you can understand a sliver of what it might mean if Palin were to win.  And regardless of whether or not Republicans want to rid everyone's memories of *George Bush,* he was still in power and is largely responsible for a LOT of the fucked up shit that this administration has caused.  Sarah Palin will be no different.  She will be a DICTATOR who will tell you what to do, what you can and cannot read, who you should and should not love, who is your enemy, who you should allow to die, that you should not worry because she is downhome and understands you and will take care of you, because a being called GOD has a plan that she is somehow aware of and all of this is somehow and vaguely 'meant to be'.



Her family issues, her gender, all these things just mask real discussions about the fact that she is TOTALLY UNEQUIPED, INCOMPETENT, UNTRAINED, AND DANGEROUS for the second most valuable job in the country.

And McCain is JUST AS - IF NOT MUCH MORE - DANGEROUS THAN SARAH PALIN.  The following is a Bill Maher quote - *the quote was retrieved from the online magazine,Crooks and Liars:

"New Rule: Old soldiers never die, they get young soldiers killed. This week John McCain said for the third time in two days, that Iran, a Shi’ite stronghold was training al Qaeda a militant Sunni organization.  That the Hatfields of the Muslim world would be working with the McCoys is so not true even Dick Cheney hasn’t said it. Now the press, which loves McCain because he feeds them BBQ, dismissed this as just one of those senior moments. Not to worry, he’s only going to have his finger on the nuclear trigger.  But it’s not just a ‘gaffe,’ it’s what McCain really thinks. And therein lies the paradox of this campaign: McCain’s strength is really his weakness. He’s a warrior who’s dumb about war."

McCain is the real threat to national security!!! Not 'those terrorists out there in...uh...Iran'. 

He would seek to destroy us all!!   Without thinking it through!!!

The President of the United State is not supposed to be a mobster, trying to be the biggest boss in the town, attacking whole countries, presuming that they have ill intentions for the United States.  

There seems to be a strange mindset in the US and all around the world that violence is always just around the corner.  It's like gang violence--if you keep attacking and expect to be attacked, then there will always be violence.  You have to always watch your back and look over your shoulder.  If you don't spread violence, it won't come to you.  This is not idealist talk.  This is simply common sense.  If you don't mess with anybody, they won't mess with you.  This may not be true all the time, but if every person started making that their reality and working together, it could become true in the future.  (This section drafted with a reader's contribution)




UGHHH!!!!!!   It:

So here is the video of Sarah Palin's interview, and below is an article on how the VP debates are being cut short because the McCain Camp was:

"Concerned that a loose format could leave Ms. Palin, a relatively inexperienced debater, at a disadvantage and largely on the defensive..Commission members wanted a relaxed format that included time for unpredictable questioning and challenges between the two vice-presidential candidates. On Wednesday, the commission unanimously rejected a proposal sought by advisers to Ms. Palin and Senator John McCain of Arizona, the Republican presidential nominee, to have the moderator ask questions and the candidates answer, with no time for unfettered exchanges. Advisers to Mr. Biden say they were comfortable with either format." (***NY Times, 09.20.08***)

I say protest, tell people, make a stink on line, word of mouth, in the street, at the convention, etc etc!!!!! AND GET IT STARTED NOW!!!!!!!

Below you can find Palin's interview with Charlie Gibson 

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durbinss (1 hour ago)  
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omg, she is that stupid, i am a woman and would never vote for a "woman" just because she is a woman. she does not do me proud. i can't imagine her on the world stage but look what we have had to tolerate on the world stage with "W". i would like the world to look at us with respect again and not only that, the Rep ticket will not move us ahead but keep repeating the same mistakes of "W" and his Admin. just listen to McCain, he can't makeup his mind, if anything happens to him she is President!
PAZ0619 (2 hours ago)  
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Nu-cu-lar weapons??? WTF??
georgiadrew (3 hours ago)  
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sarah is a moron piece of cheesecake too stupid to know that having a baby in your 40's gives you a retard kid. she is an asshole, and so is anyone who votes for her. it is a vote for ruin and disaster, just like bush gave us and the christian right idiots who voted him into office
manslayer77069 (4 hours ago)  
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I'm not for anyone yet I was giving her a fair shot, I saw the video and analyzed her, and I stand by the way I took her. If you look at her interviews, the reason she does not hesitate is because she does not want to appear that she does not know, she gives vague, ambiguous answers that are really unintelligent, her lack of foreign policy shows that, you yourself know probably as much as she does and I question to ask, wouldn't you hesitate to make a clear concise answer, our fate is at stake.
flyboymd82 (4 hours ago)  
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Yeah manslayer, I see how fairly you "analyzed" her for what she is in your first post. Stop being a hypocrite.
She answered the questions immediately, without hesitation and with conviction, none of these attributes can be given to Obama. He hems/haws, stammers, and has to think of each and every word he's going to say next. Thats a sign of someone being dishonest if not flat out lying; & someone who is unsure of himself.
I think she'd be an excellent VP! She has no favors to repay in DC.
manslayer77069 (4 hours ago)  
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Bill just wanted those panties. Now if you really think she would be a good vice-president, please watch the video again and rather than trying to view her the way you have, (approving way) look at her and try to see why many of us don't agree with her, listen to the questions "Charlie" asks and then see if she answers them them the way someone with experience would. Sounds like your bias b/c your republican, if your really concerned with politics, you would analyze everyone for what they are.
manslayer77069 (4 hours ago)  
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Wow she is really, really stupid, she's the type of girl that I would want to pick up at the club pretty and easily confused/witless. Lets just hope the country can get passed her hot bod and look at her the way "Charlie" looks at her in the interview with a "your a stupid bitch face."
rabbitgalaxy (5 hours ago)  
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She is Dick Cheney in drag.
flyboymd82 (7 hours ago)  
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Go to any/all "BarakObamadotcom" videos put out by his campaign. 
All comments are "pending approval" and if your commnet does not praise Obama and tow the line, your not posted.
"JohnMcCaindotcom" allows all comments to be posted.

This is just a taste of the Censorship and lost freedom of speech you'll experence under Obama and his Marxists followers.
They couldn't less about your voice or opinion.

WAKE UP AMERICA before you lose your freedoms and your Countrries core rights/values!
Dertygian (8 hours ago)  
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hkreporter: Nice try buddy, but during those debates the SPECIFIC 'doctrine' was stated at 7:04. Unlike here, where Gibson obtusely asked for a response on the 'doctrine' yet DID NOT mention which of the four. So, again, NICE TRY.
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BELOW: NY Times article published online Sept. 20, 2008--on cutting the VP debates short.

Pact on Debates Will Let McCain and Obama Spar

Todd Heisler/The New York Times

Negotiations over the rules for Gov. Sarah Palin’s debate with Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. were thornier than those over the debate between Senators John McCain and Barack Obama.

Published: September 20, 2008

The Obama and McCain campaigns have agreed to an unusual free-flowing format for the three televised presidential debates, which begin Friday, but the McCain camp fought for and won a much more structured approach for the questioning at the vice-presidential debate, advisers to both campaigns said Saturday.


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Mr. Obama, shown in Florida on Friday, won an agreement for the first debates to be about foreign policy and national security.

At the insistence of the McCain campaign, the Oct. 2 debate between the Republican nominee for vice president, Gov. Sarah Palin, and her Democratic rival, Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr., will have shorter question-and-answer segments than those for the presidential nominees, the advisers said. There will also be much less opportunity for free-wheeling, direct exchanges between the running mates.

McCain advisers said they had been concerned that a loose format could leave Ms. Palin, a relatively inexperienced debater, at a disadvantage and largely on the defensive.

The wrangling was chiefly between the McCain-Palin camp and the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates, which is sponsoring the forums.

Commission members wanted a relaxed format that included time for unpredictable questioning and challenges between the two vice-presidential candidates. On Wednesday, the commission unanimously rejected a proposal sought by advisers to Ms. Palin and Senator John McCain of Arizona, the Republican presidential nominee, to have the moderator ask questions and the candidates answer, with no time for unfettered exchanges. Advisers to Mr. Biden say they were comfortable with either format.

Both campaigns see the four debates as pivotal moments in a presidential race that is not only extraordinarily close but also drawing intense interest from voters; roughly 40 million viewers watched the major speeches at the two parties’ conventions. The upheaval in the financial markets has recast the race in recent days, moreover, which both sides believe will only heighten attention for the debates.

A commission member said that the new agreement on the vice-presidential debate was reached late Saturday morning. It calls for shorter blocks of candidate statements and open discussion than at the presidential debates.

McCain advisers said they were only somewhat concerned about Ms. Palin’s debating skills compared with those of Mr. Biden, who has served six terms in the Senate, or about his chances of tripping her up. Instead, they say, they wanted Ms. Palin to have opportunities to present Mr. McCain’s positions, rather than spending time talking about her experience or playing defense.

While the debates between presidential nominees are traditionally the main events in the fall election season, the public interest in Ms. Palin has proved extraordinary, and a large audience is expected for her national debate debut.

Indeed, both the McCain and Obama campaigns have similar concerns about the vice-presidential matchup in St. Louis: that Ms. Palin, of Alaska, as a new player in national politics, or Mr. Biden, of Delaware, as a loquacious and gaffe-prone speaker, could commit a momentum-changing misstep in their debate.

The negotiations for the three 90-minute debates between the men at the top of the tickets were largely free of brinksmanship. Neither side threatened to pull out, and concerns about camera angles and stagecraft were minor.

Senator Barack Obama of Illinois, the Democratic nominee for president, and Mr. McCain did not intercede personally to settle any disputes. They agreed to one substantive change to the format originally proposed by the debate commission, giving them two minutes apiece to make a statement at the beginning of each segment on a new topic.

Mr. Obama successfully sought to flip the proposed topics for the first and third debates, so foreign policy is now coming first and economic and other domestic issues come last. There is a second debate, in the format of a town hall meeting, in which the candidates will sit on director’s chairs and take questions from the audience and Internet users on any topic.

The debate commission had proposed that the first debate be on economic issues and the third on foreign policy — in part, people involved in the process said, because the first debate is usually the most watched, and many voters rank the economy as their top concern.

Mr. Obama wanted foreign policy first to show viewers that he could provide depth, strength and intelligence on those issues, his advisers said, given that Mr. McCain consistently wins higher ratings in opinion polls as a potential commander in chief.

Mr. Obama wanted domestic issues to come last; advisers said that they believed even before the start of the financial crisis that the election was most likely to turn on the state of the economy and that he wanted the final televised exchange to focus on those concerns. He has argued that Mr. McCain would continue the economic policies of President Bush.

Mr. McCain also wanted foreign policy topics to come first in the debates, his aides said, in the hope of capitalizing on his positive reputation on national security issues across party lines.

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