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Palin's is the Pick

 
 
Woiyo9
 
Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 09:00 am
John McCain has made his vice presidential pick: the Republican contender will tap first-term Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska.

The 44-year-old Palin brings working class roots and appeal to female voters, becoming only the second female vice presidential candidate on a major party ticket and a first for the GOP.

Being first is nothing to new to Palin (pronounced PALE-IN). She is the first female governor of the Last Frontier, the 49th state to join the Union in 1959 and the 48th most populous state.

Palin is also the youngest governor in Alaska's short statehood history, taking office in 2006 amidst attempts by Democrats to turn the reliably Republican state to their column.

Gov. Palin is married with five children, a staunch opponent of abortion rights, and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.

Despite her strong conservative credentials, Palin is certainly a surprise pick.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Vote2008/story?id=5684098&page=1

Her latest accomplishment

Aug. 29 (Bloomberg) -- TransCanada Corp., the nation's largest pipeline company, won approval from Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to build a $27 billion pipeline to carry natural gas from the Arctic to U.S. markets.

Palin on Aug. 27 signed a bill authorizing the state to award Calgary-based TransCanada a license to build the 1,715- mile (2,744-kilometer) link from Prudhoe Bay to the Alberta Hub in Canada, according to a statement. The license will be granted in 90 days.

``Our company has started field work on the project in order to meet our target date for completing the initial open season within two years,'' TransCanada Vice President Tony Palmer said in the statement.

Alaskan authorities plan to develop gas deposits on Alaska's North Slope that were discovered decades ago and left untouched by the inability to get the fuel to users. Palin solicited pipeline proposals last year and chose TransCanada's proposal after rival plans by BP Plc and ConocoPhillips didn't meet the state's requirements.

Tapping the North Slope fields, which Alaska estimates to hold 35 trillion cubic feet of gas, would help make up for lower state revenue arising from declining oil production. Alaskan crude output has dropped by more than half since 1998.

Alaska owns the gas; BP, ConocoPhillips and Exxon Mobil Corp. hold most of the leases to develop it. The two partners have invited Exxon to join their pipeline venture known as Denali to compete with TransCanada.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601082&sid=acNe2vW46POk&refer=canada


Does this help McCain?
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ebrown p
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 09:41 am
Typical McCain....

This time it was Romney that he left for a younger woman.
sozobe
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 09:42 am
@ebrown p,
Nice one, ebrown...

We're chattering madly on your "vice president" thread btw. I'm getting happier and happier the more I read. Very Happy
sozobe
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 09:43 am
@sozobe,
Oh, it's candid_1's thread, not yours. Here 'tis anyway:

http://able2know.org/topic/117604-1
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Foofie
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 09:50 am
The Democrats might have just been checkmated. This might be good news for Hillary, in that an attempt at a counter measure might be to announce a top position for Hillary in an Obama cabinet?
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 10:03 am
@Woiyo9,
From a standpoint of pure mathematics this is the best shot that there was to take.
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Woiyo9
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 10:40 am
Another accomplishment. This lady has DONE things.

Gov. Sarah Palin signed legislation into law Monday to pay each qualified Alaska resident a $1,200 "resource rebate," or personal share of the state's multibillion-dollar oil revenue surplus.

Legislators passed the payment during a special session that finished up Aug. 7.

Palin signed the rebate bill and a related appropriations bill to fund the payment, which will be tacked onto Permanent Fund dividends.

Direct deposits of dividends are scheduled for Sept. 12, with checks going into the mail on Sept. 30.

The governor and her aides staged the bill signing at the East Anchorage home of Carol Geczy, a retiree who signed up for a state grant program to increase her home's energy efficiency.

The appropriations bill the governor signed includes $60 million to continue the popular home weatherization program, run through the Alaska Housing Finance Corp.

http://www.adn.com/politics/story/505651.html
old europe
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 10:43 am
@Woiyo9,
Woiyo9 wrote:
Another accomplishment. This lady has DONE things.

Gov. Sarah Palin signed legislation into law Monday to pay each qualified Alaska resident a $1,200 "resource rebate," or personal share of the state's multibillion-dollar oil revenue surplus.


I really like it when conservatives come down in favour of government handouts. It's great!
Woiyo9
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 10:45 am
@old europe,
I like it when dummys fail to read the information provided then comment as if they understand.
old europe
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 10:49 am
@Woiyo9,
Oh, yeah, right. It's not government handouts.

It's a "$1,200 resource rebate". And a $60 million "home weatherization program". And a $23 million "Power Cost Equalization program".

Totally different. My bad.
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Woiyo9
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 10:56 am
Got o about the 5:00 mark and listen to her.

http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=palin&hl=en&emb=0#
Foxfyre
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 11:02 am
@Woiyo9,
Mr. F knew nothing of Sarah Palin before today and I didn't know a whole lot, but she sold him on her 100% and I feel quite comfortable with her now.
Woiyo9
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 11:03 am
@Foxfyre,
Listen to this then...

http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=palin&hl=en&emb=0#q=palin&hl=en&emb=0&start=10

http://www.palinforamerica.com/
roger
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 11:10 am
@old europe,
old europe wrote:
I really like it when conservatives come down in favour of government handouts. It's great!


There really is a significant difference. Unlike our glorious federal tax refund, the money comes from a surplus. Severance taxes on oil, gas, and minerals, and state income from lease payments. Those resources belong, in some sense, to the residents of the state. They could build new highways, of course, but where would they go?

Foxfyre
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 11:12 am
@Woiyo9,


Yes. That was one area I was 100% opposed to our President when he went along with environmental wackos to declare the polar bear endangered when the polar bear population is healthy and thriving and there are more polar bears now than there has ever been known to be polar bears. Let's hope Sarah gets that suit resolved successfully before we drag her off to Washington DC.
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kuvasz
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 11:49 am
If I was Cindy McCain, I’d be looking over my shoulder. You know that old codger John picked up Palin’s resume and thought to himself, “I’d hit that!”

old europe
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 12:29 pm
@roger,
That's true, the money comes from a surplus. And if the state doesn't need the money elsewhere, then getting people to, say, improve the energy balance of their house is an excellent idea. I'm completely in favour of that.

But I think it amounts to little more than propaganda to call such a program "home weatherization program" when all you're really doing is handing out lots of money - without any kind of control or oversight. For all we know people will spend the money on alcohol and lotto tickets.

It's the epitome of a government handout.

Which is why I think it's particularly funny that woiyo is praising it as an accomplishment.
Woiyo9
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 12:31 pm
@old europe,
Ever been to Alaska and spent time with the Natives?

If you did, you would understand how important this "handout" is to them.

Remember, the main reason Alaska was admitted into the Union was for it resources. It is long past time we utilize them.
old europe
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 12:42 pm
@Woiyo9,
Quote:
Ever been to Alaska and spent time with the Natives?

If you did, you would understand how important this "handout" is to them.


Are you saying that people have become dependent on government handouts? Isn't that completely contrary to a conservative philosophy?

And, again: I'm not at all opposed to government programmes. I'm just saying that, as long as you hand money out without any kind of strings attached re what the money can be used on, it really doesn't matter what pretty name you come up with for such a programme.... It amounts to a government handout.
Woiyo9
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2008 12:47 pm
@old europe,
You need to understand the history of Alaska and it's people to understand the unique circumstances surrounding THEIR land and their Native people.

Since I am not a so called "conservative", you should not be surprised that in certain situations, I can be objective (especially when it comes to Native Americans and the environment).
 

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