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John McCain Selects Sarah Palin as his VP: Fishing for Hillary Votes

John McCain selected Alaska’s governor Sarah Palin as his running mate today. A truly dumbfounding choice when you consider the Vice President is the person who in case something happens to John McCain, will be the President of the United States. Faced with that decision John McCain pushed aside Mitt Romney, who could have also helped him win Michigan; or Tom Ridge, and he chooses..  Sarah Palin.

She may be going toe to toe with the likes of Russia’s Dmitry Medvedev or Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, with no foreign policy experience. Experience that John McCain stated is important for a VP, and is another reason why Barack Obama selected Joe Biden.

This pick makes no sense unless he’s fishing for those disgruntled Hillary Clinton voters. So he wins the election and.. then what?

Sarah Palin Accepts John McCain’s VP Slot

John McCain has been questioned about his decision making and this is his first ‘maverick’ choice of the campaign.

Good luck with that.


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gravatar iconKYJurisDoctor- Fri, Aug 29, 2008 - 4:47 pm

John McCain’s pick of Sarah Palin is a SOLID one for REAL Conservatives, and announcing the pick today is a strategic masterpiece, knocking out Barack Obama/Joe Biden’s after convention euphoria!.

Did I mention that I loved EVERYTHING she said after being introduced by John McCain?

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gravatar iconWow- Fri, Aug 29, 2008 - 6:32 pm

Wow, this was dumb. To think that the Hillary Clinton Democrats are mad or even dumb enough to vote for Grandpa and his Granddaughter. If on the other hand they are you will get what you deserve. McCain did this as an outright ploy to get votes from the people that are mad at Barack not to better the country. Vote for this tandem and we are definitely doomed. Be smart America.

gravatar iconMcCain turns 72 today- Fri, Aug 29, 2008 - 7:38 pm

How can this GIRL be taken serious. When discussing issues with other countries.

gravatar iconMsMoni- Fri, Aug 29, 2008 - 8:27 pm

Chris now you know I have to speak on this! I just have too.

As a young woman I am insulted that McCain thinks women are so naive and stupid that they would vote for him just because he added Palin to his ticket as a last minute effort to steal the shine away from Barack’s powerful speech last night.  I’ve got news for him.  Do not insult my intelligence!  She has no experience!  How hypocritical of the GOP to attack Barack on his level of experience when this woman is the Governor of the 47th most populous state, and the mayor of a town that is 1/3rd the size of my college campus.  They might as well have put me on the ticket!  I hope the Hillary supporters feel just as outraged as I do.  This was a move of pure desperation.  She cannot believe she was their first choice? What did they do put names in a hat and call people up until someone said “VP? sure I’ll do it!”  McCain is out of whack with America, and Mrs. Palin is just as disillusioned as him if she believes she has what it takes to be second in command.  My only hope is that people see this for what it really is.  This woman is playing herself if she really thinks these men will take her seriously.

gravatar iconRich- Fri, Aug 29, 2008 - 10:55 pm

This shows the world how stupid the whole republican party is. It’s not just Bush that is an idiot. You mean to tell me that nobody in the party would step up and tell McCain what a dumb choice that is. MsMoni is right, republicans can’t really think that women are this idiotic. Thanks McCain.

gravatar iconOMG- Sat, Aug 30, 2008 - 12:21 am

To add to Rich’s post, if McCain wins with this gimmick this will show the world how dumb Americans are. It’s really time for America to show the world why we are the leaders of the world.

gravatar iconSqBiz...- Sat, Aug 30, 2008 - 2:02 am

...the only thing exciting about Palin is that she is a milf…..yyaaawwwwnnnnnnn….im really waiting to hear what the RNC has to say next week.  Did anyone hear about how Mc.cain said that Obama has little experience to take office?...im still scratching my head!

gravatar iconStymuli- Sat, Aug 30, 2008 - 2:38 am

Is it just me or does she look just like Mariska Hargitay?

gravatar iconChris G.- Sat, Aug 30, 2008 - 8:54 am

MsMoni.. as she talked about being a hockey mom and mother of five it’s all I could think. Why isn’t Moni on the ticket. smile

The Republican machine only thinks about one thing: how to best manipulate how easily people are swayed by simple things. Forget issues. Take sides on the stuff that doesn’t matter and vote accordingly.

Those disaffected Hillary voters should be insulted, but I really think it’s going to be up to what Hillary says about Palin.

If she nods. They might two step over.

Yesterday Hillary released this statement..

“We should all be proud of Governor Sarah Palin’s historic nomination, and I congratulate her and Senator McCain. While their policies would take America in the wrong direction..

Governor Palin will add an important new voice to the debate.”

Important new voice?

How can Hillary say that when Sarah Palin is so far conservative that none of Palin’s major policies agree with hers?

We’ll see how real the DNC unity was if Hillary gets on the campaign trail and is clear about how wrong a McCain/Palin vote is.

Sqbiz.. her lack of experience seems to be another political tactic. Notice how all questions about it were boomeranged by Republicans to question Barack not having any executive experience. Just another way to get people thinking - or not.

Stymuli.. Kind of, but Tina Fey will play her in the movie.

gravatar iconHilary is still mad...- Sat, Aug 30, 2008 - 4:38 pm

Hilary’s statement proves that she will do what ever she can to see that Obama doesn’t get her votes.

gravatar iconMsMoni- Sun, Aug 31, 2008 - 3:26 am

Lol Chris don’t worry, come 2032 I’ll be on the ticket!  But for right now you’re right.  This is such a political move to get the jilted Hillary voters.  But there are alot of women who are looking around and saying ” Are you kidding me?” Women are not that stupid, well most women aren’t that stupid.  I feel after next week people will really see that this woman is nothing more than a puppet.  How can anyone with a 4month old son that has down syndrome leave their child’s side to become one of the most busiest people in the world?  This is clearly the dumbest thing the GOP could have done and a gift for the democrats.  What the democrats have to do is basically ignore her.  Its a Trojan horse.  Continue to attack McCain, it’ll benefit them.  If they attack her the right wingers will cry bloody murder.  I feel like at the debate she’ll sound like a dumb blond who memorized her text book instead of internalizing the information.  She can’t speak from experience she doesn’t have!

gravatar iconRamis- Mon, Sep 01, 2008 - 2:43 pm

How is this “woman” going to promote good morals and values of this country when she can’t even keep her own family in order. Her own damn 17 year old daughter is pregnant.

gravatar iconJ-Woo- Mon, Sep 01, 2008 - 4:00 pm

The republicans are being too political instead of truthful. They pick the day that they knew that there would be hurricane coverage to put out the anouncement that Palin’s daughter is pregnant. They pick Palin to run for Vice- President just because she is a woman not because she can do anything to better America. Everything they do is about timing, being sneaky and brainwashing women to get their votes. Americans, especially women, need to keep this in mind when voting.

gravatar iconCome On People- Tue, Sep 02, 2008 - 2:09 am

Palin’s daughter being pregnant and McCain knowing about this and still picking her shows me that McCain is even dumber than I thought he was. How dumb does he have to show us he is before we just say fuck it and vote for the SMARTEST candidate? He is 72, how much brain does he have left?

gravatar iconthis is a joke!- Thu, Sep 04, 2008 - 11:21 am

McCain really believe that all women in America are stupid and dumb… to think that a woman #1 will vote for him just because he might get Clinton’s votes (again) is very dumb! plus he waits till after Obama’s speach to make this known, he’s not a president with a plan, he’s a want-a-be with a scheme! I don’t want a person to lead me with schemes I want a person leading me with a plan and a future… so what if Obama hasn’t lead a state or city, we have had people run this country for years that have been Govenors, mayors and still have not helped our country, so now we want change, someone that has not been where all these others been, WE WANT A FRESH NEW START!!!!!

gravatar iconMEKA- Thu, Sep 04, 2008 - 6:10 pm

MRS PALIN PLATE SEEMS A LITTLE FULL RIGHT NOW. WITH A SICK NEW BABY AND TEEN DAUGHTER ABOUT TO HAVE A BABY. BUT MY QUESTION IS WHY WOULD WE TRUST HER WHEN HER OWN HUSBAND CAN’T TRUST HER. SHE HAS A LOT OF FAMILY ISSUES THAT NEED TO BE TAKEN CARE OF BEFORE SHE TRY TO RUN A COUNTRY. THERE HAS BEEN A LOT REVEALED ABOUT HER IN LAST FEW DAYS THAT DOES NOT SIT WELL WITH ME. HER TRUST LEVEL HAS ALREADY BEEN DESTROYED WITH THE SKELETONS IN HER CLOSET. NOW SHE STATES THAT SHE HAD A BABY AND NO RECORDS CAN BE FOUND. WHATS WITH THAT? IF ITS YOUR DAUGHTERS BABY IT HER BABY. NOW SHE SAYS THE DAUGHTER IS 5 MONTHS AND GETTING MARRIED. THATS THE EXCUSE EVERYONE USES WHEN THEIR TEEN GETS KNOCKED UP. YEAH THEY GETTING MARRIED BUT HOW LONG WILL IT LAST SINCE THEY ARE BEING FORCED TO PROMOTE HER MOTHERS CAREER. I GUESS WE WILL SEE. HAH!!!!!!! MRS PALIN IS MARRIED AND I GUESS NOT HAPPY. SHE HAD AN AFFAIR WITH HER HUSBANDS FRIEND. WILL THIS BE LIKE MOTHER LIKE DAUGHTER. NOW YOU TELL ME DO YOU THINK SHE IS TRUSTWORTHY.

gravatar iconNOBAMA- Mon, Sep 22, 2008 - 3:37 pm

I think the choice of putting Sarah Palin on the ticket was one of the smartest things that ANY politician has done in my lifetime.  Not only did it breathe new life into the Republican Party, it made this a presidential race worth following. 

In my opinion, she is more qualified to be President than Barack Hussein Obama will EVER be!  Do you realize that other than being a gopher in Illinois politics, Obama only spent a little over 3 months in the Senate before he started running for President?  A little over 3 MONTHS!!!!!  His only reason for getting elected to public office was so he could run for President of the United States!  This man offers NOTHING.  NOTHING!!!!

There is something very wrong with the liberals in this country.  If the shoe was on the other foot and John McCain had as little experience as Barack Hussein Obama, the conservatives would laugh him off the stage when he announced his plan to run for President. 

To answer those of you that think the choice of Sarah Palin was nothing more than a gimmick to pull the women’s vote I say this…I am absolutely convinced that the ONLY reason Barack Hussein Obama is where he is today is because he is black.  If he was a white politician Hillary would be the Democratic nominee for President.

gravatar iconAbove- Mon, Sep 22, 2008 - 3:57 pm

You think Palin being on a ticket was a great idea because you are one of the dummies that has been sucked up by his GIMMICK. The only reason this race is worth following is to see if the American public is as stupid as you are. You say that Obama offers nothing, what does Palin offer? She cheats on her husband, she can’t parent, her teenage daughter is pregnant, she used her power as a public servant to wrongfully fire people tht she doesn’t like, she refuses to cooperate in the investigation that she says she did nothing wrong so if this “soccer mom” is what you want for presidentthat shows me how smart, excuse me, dumb you are. As for Obama being the nominee because he is black, in order for him to get the nomination more whites had to vote for him than blacks you knucklehead. Think before you lay out your dumb facts. The republican party is dumb and you following them makes your idiotic ass just as dumb. By the way in your second paragraph you started it with “in my opinion” your opinion means nothing anyways fool.

gravatar iconWomen1st- Tue, Sep 23, 2008 - 2:04 am

The only “GIMMICK” is that Palin is everything I wished Hillary would be!! It amazes me how the Democrats are the only people showing a hostility towards Palin and I do believe that is because they realize OBAMA showed poor JUDGEMENT in picking Biden over Hillary! As a woman and a former Democrat, I think it’s about time for women to break into the ALL BOYS CLUB in the White House… OBAMA IS A JOKE THAT THE TED KENNEDY ELITEST (can anyone say SUPER DELEGATES) PUT ON THE HEAD OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY TICKET TO ENFORCE THE ULTRA LIBERAL AGENDA! Please remember that Hillary won the popular vote….. GO MCCAIN/PALIN! WOMAN POWER WILL PREVAIL!

gravatar iconAbove- Tue, Sep 23, 2008 - 3:06 am

Women1st, you are the typical stupid woman that everyone is talking about. I don’t have a problem with a woman running the White House but when it is used as a GIMMICK and stupid women like you fall for it that is what I have a problem with. Thank you for confirming what I thought was going to happen. Women wouldn’t be able to think rationally and start running to this Palin woman. So America get ready because women like this stupid chick are going to put Palin/McCain into office to prove that women belong there instead of voting for the most intelligent person to run this nation. Women are willing to vote a “soccer mom” in instead of someone qualified. You’re an idiot but that’s what we thought all women that were going to vote this way were. You are truly an irrational woman. Think you fool.

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