FreeDuck
 
  1  
Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 07:02 am
@McTag,
McTag wrote:

I've never seen one that can do that.


You're not looking close enough.
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Woiyo9
 
  6  
Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 07:16 am
@old europe,
Let's see.

Alasks is the LARGEST STATE in the Union.

She beat back the incumbant republican by a wide margin to win the election.

She actually performed the duties of Governor for about 2 years with success.

Obama has missed in excess of 45% of his ONLY DUTY as a Senator which is to VOTE ON THINGS.

Again, you have your facts twisted. It is the Democrats who should switch and put Biden on top.
Woiyo9
 
  1  
Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 07:17 am
@DrewDad,
Due your own research and you will see the reality.
eoe
 
  1  
Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 07:19 am
@Woiyo9,
Woiyo9 wrote:

Let's see.

Alasks is the LARGEST STATE in the Union.



What's the population of Alaska?
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DrewDad
 
  2  
Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 07:22 am
@Woiyo9,
In other words, you have no response?
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Walter Hinteler
 
  2  
Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 07:23 am
@Woiyo9,
Woiyo9 wrote:

Let's see.

Alasks is the LARGEST STATE in the Union.


True - therefore she has been a member of the secessionist Alaskan Independence Party " motto “Alaska First”. The AIP believes that the vote which led to the state joining the US was corrupt and wants a re-run, with the aim of eventual independence.)
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firefly
 
  1  
Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 07:24 am
@Woiyo9,
And, by your logic, the Republicans should switch and put Palin on the ticket as president.

McCain hasn't governed anything. All he does is vote on things.

Alaska may be the largest state in land mass, but the governor doesn't "govern" uninhabited land, the governor serves the people of a state. Alaska is the 4th smallest state in terms of population. It has 25% the population of Brooklyn in NYC (and NYC has 4 other boroughs). She can't even match Rudy Giuliani in terms of "executive experience".
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DrewDad
 
  2  
Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 07:25 am
@Woiyo9,
Woiyo9 wrote:
Alasks is the LARGEST STATE in the Union.

Alaska ranks 47th in terms of population.

Edit: I see we've all piled on, on this particular bullet point.... Laughing
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old europe
 
  3  
Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 07:26 am
@Woiyo9,
Woiyo9 wrote:
Obama has missed in excess of 45% of his ONLY DUTY as a Senator which is to VOTE ON THINGS.


How many votes has McCain missed?
DrewDad
 
  1  
Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 07:28 am
@Woiyo9,
Woiyo9 wrote:
Obama has missed in excess of 45% of his ONLY DUTY as a Senator which is to VOTE ON THINGS.

Actually, his DUTY is to represent the interests of his state. If his constituents are happy with his performance, then I don't think you have a leg to stand on.
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FreeDuck
 
  2  
Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 07:30 am
@Woiyo9,
Woiyo9 wrote:

Alasks is the LARGEST STATE in the Union.


Not by population it isn't. Was she governing by the square mile?

Quote:
She actually performed the duties of Governor for about 2 years with success.


Good for her. What's her interest in national issues?

Quote:
Obama has missed in excess of 45% of his ONLY DUTY as a Senator which is to VOTE ON THINGS.


Actually, senators are supposed to craft legislation among other things.

Quote:
Again, you have your facts twisted. It is the Democrats who should switch and put Biden on top.


If you're going to say that executive experience is worth more than law making experience, then you have to accept that it applies to your own ticket as well. After all, if Palin has more executive experience than Biden then she certainly has more than McCain. Obviously "executive experience" is nice to have but does not necessarily make someone a good presidential candidate.
DrewDad
 
  2  
Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 07:32 am
@FreeDuck,
FreeDuck wrote:
If you're going to say that executive experience is worth more than law making experience, then you have to accept that it applies to your own ticket as well. After all, if Palin has more executive experience than Biden then she certainly has more than McCain. Obviously "executive experience" is nice to have but does not necessarily make someone a good presidential candidate.

I've seen this question raised a number of times, and no McCain supporter has actually addressed it.
H2O MAN
 
  1  
Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 07:34 am
@DrewDad,


At least both McCain & Palin have experience were as Obama has none.
Rockhead
 
  2  
Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 07:39 am
@H2O MAN,
I think he meant someone credible...
joefromchicago
 
  2  
Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 08:48 am
@old europe,
old europe wrote:
Woiyo9 wrote:
Obama has missed in excess of 45% of his ONLY DUTY as a Senator which is to VOTE ON THINGS.


How many votes has McCain missed?

In the third quarter of 2008, McCain has missed an impressive 100% of senate votes. In the second quarter, it was an almost-perfect 98.7% (source). In comparison, Obama is a slacker.
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sozobe
 
  1  
Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 09:22 am
This is interesting... I saw Cycloptichorn mention it too.

Evidently (not completely clear yet), the National Enquirer (them again!) was threatening to break the Bristol pregnancy story, and then the Palins went ahead with the press release on Monday. This is the interesting part:

Andrew Sullivan wrote:
I note one thing. That Monday statement about the Bristol pregnancy was not issued by the McCain campaign. It came straight from the Palin family. I wonder how much control the McCain camp has over that Alaskan clan. And what else is about to hit the fan.
H2O MAN
 
  0  
Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 09:24 am
@Rockhead,
Rockhead wrote:

I think he meant someone credible...


Sorry, Obama has done nothing credible.
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sozobe
 
  2  
Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 09:49 am
@sozobe,
Here's what the National Enquirer says -- caveats, grains of salt, etc.

http://www.nationalenquirer.com/sarah_palin_at_war_with_her_daughter_over_pregnancy_wedding/celebrity/65370

For those who'd rather not click, short version is: Palin was trying to get her daughter married before the pregnancy thing came out (didn't happen), and that the NE is promising more "shocking allegations" re: Troopergate in their next issue.

<shrug>

We'll see.
Cycloptichorn
 
  2  
Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 09:51 am
@sozobe,
That is the least of her problems, tho -

Quote:
Palin Refuses to Testify

It didn't take long. We've already brought you news of the official investigation into Gov. Palin's firing of Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan. Steve Branchflower, the lead investigator, began trying to arrange a deposition of the governor days before her veep selection. And despite claiming executive privilege to shield requested emails, up until that point Palin had promised full cooperation with the probe.

Now, however, she is refusing to submit to questioning by Branchflower unless he and the legislative committee that appointed him agree to relinquish control of the investigation and turn it over to a state review board made up of three Palin appointees.

Yesterday, Palin took the unusual step of having her lawyer, Thomas van Flein, file an ethics complaint against her with the state's Attorney General. This, she hopes, will lead the AG to give the investigation to the aforementioned state personnel board. Unless that happens, and Branchflower agrees to close down his investigation, she will refuse to testify.

--Josh Marshall


http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/212774.php

Sneaky and secretive. That's exactly what she represents: more of the same. I think Obama and Biden will kill her with this issue, with comparisons to Cheney and his refusal to cooperate with investigations.

Cycloptichorn
H2O MAN
 
  0  
Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 10:31 am
@Cycloptichorn,
Cycloptichorn wrote:


I think Obama and Biden will kill her ...


Interesting
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