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    I heard on Fox and other less reputable news organs that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is McCain's pick for Vice President.
    She's bring her experience to the table PLUS how is Obama/Biden going to gripe about the pick.Obama had a chance to nominate a woman and didn't.
    Best of all,Hillary is going to be so far up a tree about not getting picked it won't be funny.
    http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/08...ate-on-friday/

    Okay,maybe I can get this link to work.Too many moving parts....
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    This should be interesting. I'm hoping he picked her more because she would compliment him on the issues rather than because she's a woman, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catch22 View Post
    This should be interesting. I'm hoping he picked her more because she would compliment him on the issues rather than because she's a woman, though.
    More than likely will.From what I've been hearing,she knows what she's doing in Alaska,reducing the budget including her own salary for example.When did you ever hear of Biden voting to reduce Senate salaries?

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    Quote Originally Posted by doughesson View Post
    More than likely will.From what I've been hearing,she knows what she's doing in Alaska,reducing the budget including her own salary for example.When did you ever hear of Biden voting to reduce Senate salaries?
    I hear you. I'll be honest, I don't know a lot about her, just starting doing some searching, but with a 90% approval rating, it's apparent Alaska is pleased.

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    yeah, but it's alaska, how many problems can there too? heating bills? the carobou population? when should people not eat the yellow snow?

    but in all seriousness, this should definitely make the upcoming election interesting. Esp since I think most of the nation hasn't heard of her.
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    Originally Posted by Catch22
    This should be interesting. I'm hoping he picked her more because she would compliment him on the issues rather than because she's a woman, though.

    More than likely will.From what I've been hearing,she knows what she's doing in Alaska,reducing the budget including her own salary for example.When did you ever hear of Biden voting to reduce Senate salaries?
    I don't know much about her, but agree with Catch and Doughesson. I hope she wasn't chosen just becuase she is a woman, but I'm sure that had something to do with it. It should also help that she's not a washington insider and can at least appear to bring an outside perspective and a chance for change.

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    This was the pick I was hoping he would make. I have done some research and she is the real deal. You want change? Stand back and watch this.

    She also puts the IAFF in a bad situation. Both she and her husband are union members. Shouldn't the unions be supporting their brothers and sisters?
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    Well, listening to her on the local news now, it sounds as if she will be the right pick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI View Post
    She also puts the IAFF in a bad situation. Both she and her husband are union members. Shouldn't the unions be supporting their brothers and sisters?
    I caught that during her speach and thought the same thing. I'm looking forward to learning a bit more about her in the next couple of months.

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    Plus...


    Well, I'd hit it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewHampshireFF View Post
    Plus...


    Well, I'd hit it.
    I don't know you, but generally speaking of most public safety personnel that I know, that isn't a really high bar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NewHampshireFF View Post
    Plus...


    Well, I'd hit it.
    For some reason, I don't think you'll get a lot of disagreement on that one. She is definitely easy on the eyes.

    Anyone care to speculate on a scale of 1-10 how mad Hillary is right now?

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    When it comes to an ANWR debate, who better to ask than the Governor of Alaska.

    Here are some pics....






    Oh, and she's a lifetime member of the NRA, like me.
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    Plus...

    Well, I'd hit it.
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    The proper response to, "I'd hit it" is, "like a McDonald's cheeseburger."

    No need to make fun of people with developmental disabilities.

    As Governor Palin, herself the mother of a Down's Syndrome child, would no doubt agree.
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    Hey now...her older daughter is kinda hot...


    That settles it, now I know who I'm voting for.
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    I'd hit it like this...

    I'd hit it like that....

    I'd hit it with a wiffle ball bat
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    Plus it takes the lack of experience issue off the table for the Obama pick.

    I'm sure the Dems are also happy with this choice. I know I am.
    Politics is like driving. To go forward select "D", to go backward select "R."

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    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    Plus it takes the lack of experience issue off the table for the Obama pick.

    I'm sure the Dems are also happy with this choice. I know I am.
    Why? She has tons more executive level experience than Obama.

    Try to give me more than the talking points I have been hearing for the past two hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    Plus it takes the lack of experience issue off the table for the Obama pick.

    I'm sure the Dems are also happy with this choice. I know I am.
    Except, of course, that Obama is at the TOP of the ticket.

    And for that matter, I can dig up a bunch of Clinton team quotes from 92 about how even a small-state governor has more relevent experience than a Senator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewHampshireFF View Post
    Except, of course, that Obama is at the TOP of the ticket.
    And so is McCain. What's your point. Both tickets now have newbies with old pros.

    I would've voted for McCain back in 2000. But his policy beliefs have become too potentially harmful to me personally. She's under investigation in her home state (like that's a surprise given the recent indictment of Stevens and ongoing investigation of Young) so it remains to be seen what other baggage she brings.

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHampshireFF View Post
    And for that matter, I can dig up a bunch of Clinton team quotes from 92 about how even a small-state governor has more relevent experience than a Senator.
    The Clinton's have already expressed their support of Obama. So have at it. I can also dig up quotes of conservatives who trashed McCain during the primary. For example, Ann Coulter said she'd vote for Hillary before she would vote for McCain. If that is going to be the focus of the McCain campaign, Obama can start ordering furniture for the Oval Office.
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    How about the drilling for oil issue? Her home state will be affected greatly if some of the bans are lifted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    Plus it takes the lack of experience issue off the table for the Obama pick.

    I'm sure the Dems are also happy with this choice. I know I am.
    It hasn't exactly taken the issue of the table. A couple of Obama supporters have already spoken out about her lack of experience. IMHO this is a huge mistake for the Obama campaign. Their attack on her lack of experience will back fire. Side by side Governor Palin is every bit as qualified as Obama if not more so since she has more executive experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1983 View Post
    Hey now...her older daughter is kinda hot...


    That settles it, now I know who I'm voting for.
    Easy now she's only 17

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlcooke3 View Post
    It hasn't exactly taken the issue of the table. A couple of Obama supporters have already spoken out about her lack of experience. IMHO this is a huge mistake for the Obama campaign. Their attack on her lack of experience will back fire. Side by side Governor Palin is every bit as qualified as Obama if not more so since she has more executive experience.
    Two whole years. Plus she was once mayor of town in one of the least populous states in the union. To give some perspective, one CA state senator represents 50% more people than the entire state of AK, and we have 40 of them. The mayors of CA four largest cities represent more people than the Governor of AK the smallest of which is San Diego with again roughly 50% more people than her.

    I am glad he picked her. We'll see what she brings to the campaign.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2426 View Post
    Easy now she's only 17
    Is also reported to be pregnant and single.
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