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>Sarah Palin: You’re No Dan Quayle — and That’s Not a Compliment!

>Michael Russnow of the Huffington Post states that John McCain sold his soul “in the bleakest of hopes that he could convert angry Hillary voters to his cause.”, by choosing Sarah Palin as his running mate.

He goes on to state:

“If he’d wanted to steal Hillary voters and as a double trump show up Obama’s inexperience and match Joe Biden’s fortitude, why not go with someone like Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine, an individualist like he fashions himself who went a bit further and voted, unlike McCain, against Clinton’s impeachment. It wouldn’t have thrilled the conservatives, but where do they really have to go? To Bob Barr, a Libertarian? No, they’d suck in their tummies, take a deep breath and do anything to stop the upstart Obama machine and his lefty running-mate Joe Biden…”

“So in a misplaced manner, he figured he might pick up two birds with one stone and chose Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, a young woman of the far political right who would thrill his flagging conservative base and with twisted logic felt just the fact of her gender would bring alienated Hillary voters (especially women) to his cause….”

“Do we believe that the Hillary voters will be more electrified with a woman who is against all forms of abortion, including rape and incest? A woman, though the daughter of a science teacher, who wants creationism taught in our schools? A woman who, like the Bush administration, is not at all concerned about the human effects on global warming? A woman who objected to the Department of Interior’s listing of polar bears as an endangered species in order to protect the oil drilling companies?…”

“Suddenly, Dan Quayle is looking a lot better. No, I was not a fan and loved Senator Lloyd Bentsen’s comeback to him in the 1988 vice presidential debate when Quayle indicated his experience was similar to John F. Kennedy. It was charming and quite funny when Bentsen said Quayle was no Jack Kennedy. But at least in terms of legislative experience he was. Quayle had been a congressman for four years and a senator for eight years, which, whatever his shortcomings, leads me to my original thought: Sarah Palin, you’re no Dan Quayle — not by a long shot, and that’s not a compliment.”

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Sarah Palin: You’re No Dan Quayle — and That’s Not a Compliment!

Michael Russnow of the Huffington Post states that John McCain sold his soul “in the bleakest of hopes that he could convert angry Hillary voters to his cause.”, by choosing Sarah Palin as his running mate.

He goes on to state:

“If he’d wanted to steal Hillary voters and as a double trump show up Obama’s inexperience and match Joe Biden’s fortitude, why not go with someone like Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine, an individualist like he fashions himself who went a bit further and voted, unlike McCain, against Clinton’s impeachment. It wouldn’t have thrilled the conservatives, but where do they really have to go? To Bob Barr, a Libertarian? No, they’d suck in their tummies, take a deep breath and do anything to stop the upstart Obama machine and his lefty running-mate Joe Biden…”

“So in a misplaced manner, he figured he might pick up two birds with one stone and chose Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, a young woman of the far political right who would thrill his flagging conservative base and with twisted logic felt just the fact of her gender would bring alienated Hillary voters (especially women) to his cause….”

“Do we believe that the Hillary voters will be more electrified with a woman who is against all forms of abortion, including rape and incest? A woman, though the daughter of a science teacher, who wants creationism taught in our schools? A woman who, like the Bush administration, is not at all concerned about the human effects on global warming? A woman who objected to the Department of Interior’s listing of polar bears as an endangered species in order to protect the oil drilling companies?…”

“Suddenly, Dan Quayle is looking a lot better. No, I was not a fan and loved Senator Lloyd Bentsen’s comeback to him in the 1988 vice presidential debate when Quayle indicated his experience was similar to John F. Kennedy. It was charming and quite funny when Bentsen said Quayle was no Jack Kennedy. But at least in terms of legislative experience he was. Quayle had been a congressman for four years and a senator for eight years, which, whatever his shortcomings, leads me to my original thought: Sarah Palin, you’re no Dan Quayle — not by a long shot, and that’s not a compliment.”

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>POLLS: VOTERS DOUBT PALIN’S QUALIFICATIONS

>Most voters are unfamiliar with John McCain’s new running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and many question her qualifications to be president, according to a USA TODAY/Gallup poll.

In the poll taken Friday, 39 percent said she is ready to serve as president if needed, 33 percent said she isn’t and 29 percent have no opinion.

That’s the lowest rating any running mate has had since then-Indiana Sen. Dan Quayle was selected in 1988 to join George H.W. Bush’s team.

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POLLS: VOTERS DOUBT PALIN’S QUALIFICATIONS

Most voters are unfamiliar with John McCain’s new running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and many question her qualifications to be president, according to a USA TODAY/Gallup poll.

In the poll taken Friday, 39 percent said she is ready to serve as president if needed, 33 percent said she isn’t and 29 percent have no opinion.

That’s the lowest rating any running mate has had since then-Indiana Sen. Dan Quayle was selected in 1988 to join George H.W. Bush’s team.

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>Sarah Palin, Dick Cheney in a dress?

>One of the best lines I’ve heard this weekend to describe Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was uttered by Ron Reagan Jr. while commentating on the radio program “7 days in America” broadcast over Air America yesterday.

Ron Reagan Jr. said of Palin: 
“She is pro-life, pro-gun, anti gay rights, doesn’t believe in global warming, doesn’t believe in equal pay for equal work for women and that ANWR should be opened to oil drilling.  She is Dick Cheney in a dress with less experience than Dan Quayle” 




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Sarah Palin, Dick Cheney in a dress?

One of the best lines I’ve heard this weekend to describe Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was uttered by Ron Reagan Jr. while commentating on the radio program “7 days in America” broadcast over Air America yesterday.

Ron Reagan Jr. said of Palin: 
“She is pro-life, pro-gun, anti gay rights, doesn’t believe in global warming, doesn’t believe in equal pay for equal work for women and that ANWR should be opened to oil drilling.  She is Dick Cheney in a dress with less experience than Dan Quayle” 




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>Alaska GOP-ers have frosty reaction to Palin pick

>From the Scoreboard at Politico.com comes the following bit of information. It seems as thought members of the Alaskan GOP are not all that broken up over seeing  Gov. Sarah Palin leave if elected Vice-President. 

The legislative leadership of the Alaska Republican Party isn’t enamored with Palin’s selection.

State Senate President Lyda Green said she thought it was a joke when someone called her at 6 a.m. to tell her the news.”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?”

Green, who has feuded with Palin, brought up the big oil tax increase Palin pushed through last year. She also pointed to the award of a $500 million state subsidy to a Canadian firm to pursue a natural gas pipeline that’s far from guaranteed.

House Speaker John Harris, a Republican from Valdez, was also astonished at the news. He didn’t want to get into the issue of her qualifications.

“She’s old enough,” Harris said. “She’s a U.S. citizen.” “


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