So, what do you think of Palin?

Tom Jackson
Mar 23, 2010

Well, the pick of Sarah Palin as McCain's running mate has given everyone something to talk about, hasn't it?

In my Aug. 13 blog posting, "A Woman for Vice President?" I explained why I thought it seemed quite possible that at least one of the candidates for vice president would turn out to be a woman, even though national pundits were mostly mentioning men.

I wrote, "If Obama picks a white male as his running mate, I would think pressure would build on McCain to pick a woman."

My blog also pointed to Sarah Palin, although that didn't come from me -- it came from a reader comment. On my August 4 blog posting, someone posting as "Sarah Palin" wrote, "Come on McCain, give Sarah Palin a look." My wife spotted the comment and asked if I'd noticed the governor of Alaska posted on my blog. Of course, you can use any name you like when you post a comment here.

It's too early to judge the wisdom of McCain's pick, but the early attack line by the Obama camp that Palin lacks experience rings false. After all, she's the governor of a state, and has more executive experience than Obama, Biden or McCain. My boss, a woman, wants me to point out she has more experience hunting moose than the other three.

The consensus so far seems to be that Palin was a risky pick. We'll see how she does when she speaks in prime time tonight.

Comments

Anonymous

Obama looks like curious george

cm.sandusky

. Is the extra healthcare coverage he would pass worth the huge tax increases he will impose? Nobody buys his claim that he will only increase taxes on a few rich people and give the rest of us tax cuts. Voters can add, and they realize that his spending plans and tax-cut promises come to a trillion dollars and that his tax increases represent only one-tenth as much. They know that everyone who pays taxes will end up paying more if Obama is elected. The question will be: Is it worth it?

Anonymous

Curious George would make a better president than Obama

George '08!

George for Change!

Anonymous

Before the GOP convention, the McCain campaign talked about experience. After the convention the focus turned to change. Seems like the republicans will say just about anything in order to stay in power. After what republicans have done to this country over the last 8 years, it is amazing that anyone would want to have more of the same.

Anonymous

is a poser.

Anonymous

I want more of the same. If smaller goverment and lower taxes are more of the same, sign me up !

Anonymous

What exactly did the republicans do to this country over the past 8 years?

Make it safer? Lower taxes?

Anonymous

this freakin country needs a change. Republicans have put this country in the sad shape it's in. Obama is exactly what we need.

cm.sandusky

Obama's claim to being a big tax cutter defies credibility. His assertion that he would cut taxes on 95% of families reflects his one-time $1,000 rebate payouts.

Anonymous

Apparently you McCain supporters have been out of the country the last 8 years. When President Clinton left office we had a budget surplus, gas was a buck a gallon, banks were solvent, America still had a manufacturing base, the military was not stretched beyond it capabilities, the US was not reviled by other nations, natural disasters could be responded to in a timely manner, unemployment was low, interest rates were low, schools were not going broke, and oh, yes....the World Trade Center was still standing. I guess if you don't like peace and prosperity, then McCain is your boy.

Anonymous

Since 1949, The Stock Trader’s Almanac shows that when there’s a Democratic president and a Republican Congress that the Dow’s annual average is at it’s best at 19.5%.

Want a better economy? Elect Obama and replace the Democratic Congress with a Republican one.

Anonymous

Barack Hussein Obama and
Joe Biden Laden that's who i'm voting for

Anonymous

So which is it....:

So Obama will give the U.S. a budget surplus?

Obama will reduce gas to $1.00 gal.?

Obama will make all the banks solvent?

Obama will return low-skilled manufacturing jobs to the U.S.?

Obama will respond to any and all natural disasters in a timely manner?

Obama will reduce interest rates?

All schools will be flush with cash under Obama?

And Obama will re-create the WTC???

You really believe that Obama is the Messiah don’t you? What are you smoking?

Anonymous

Who ever gets in has a real mess. PLUS WE HAVE A WAR TO PAY FOR.

Anonymous

to: Ginderman

I seriously doubt that Obama, or anyone else, will be able to undo the damage caused by the Bush republicans. At best Obama can keep things from getting any worse. One thing for sure, you don't give the party responsible for the problems the chance to screw things up even more.

Anonymous

McCain said a change is coming - I think he means a change of underwear is coming for everyone in America

Chung Lee

In McCain's case it Depends (tm). His cornhole worn out from 5 years of boy toy.

Anonymous

To bullwinkel at 10:56 am-- don't steal my name--you're just jealous you didn't think of it first..

Anonymous

So who exactly did pay for the Governor's last pregnancy with little Trigg?? Who is paying for his medical care and his special needs?? Who is going to pay for the 17 year old daughter's kid??

Why the American Taxpayers of course!!! She hired the former chef back as a nanny, isn't that right??

Why isn't any of these questions being addressed; are the two younger daughters going to get knocked up and have kids' on the taxpayers dime??

Just wondering where the tax monies are going?

Anonymous

Wow, my friends, I can't wait to get the governor on her knees, my friends, can't wait till I can give my VP the slam...where in the hell are my little blue pills???

Anonymous

She sold the gov private jet for far below market cost to close friends - what the hell is that - what about that I'm for the bridge to no where then I'm not - thanks but no thanks sarah

Anonymous

Yeah right - you be rocky that flying squirrel - I'm BULLWINKEL

Anonymous

Obama did the same thing for 19 months you windbag. Didn't you listen to him more than one time? I heard the same speech from 9 different stumps. DUH!

Anonymous

DUH - they all repeat themselves blah blah blah blah. You sound like a 3rd grader - "he did it first - no he started it" GROW UP - shouldn't you be in bed - 3rd grader????

Anonymous

Hey bs at 9:15 you are full of sh!t I posted as Bullwinkel on here long before you did- you just stole it from me. go find your own name, you little rodent!! BEFORE I PULL YOUR LUNGS OUT THROUGH YOUR NOSE!! OR crack your nutz!!

Anonymous

I hate palin she hunts moose , she kills my peeps. hope a polar bear gets her...................................

Anonymous

What the hell are you talking about?? I said you be that goofy little flying squirrel, because I am bullwinkel - so shut the hell up!

Anonymous

Better yet you be Mr Green Jeans - remember him??

Anonymous

Or Captain Kangaroo - now that sounds like you!

Anonymous

I've used this many mnay times - so go stael someone else's name

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