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

WHAT RODENT DIDN'T YOU GET MY LAST POST ABOUT THE POLAR BEAR, HUH? GOES TO PROVE:: I AM THE ORIGINAL BULLWINKEL--NOT YOU--YOU STOLE IT, SO UNLESS YOUR TRUE NAME IS CARL--SHUT THE F**K UP!! AND GO AWAY YOU LITTLE TWIT!!

Anonymous

Not hardly you stole it from me--and that's the bottom line: now go get your jammies on , you have school tomorrow.

Anonymous

Yep way back on Sept. 7, I believe was my first post as Bullwinkel or my second, so it is you that is the imposter--you sound more like Chung Lee. What the hell am I talking about --why if you were the true one --you would know--now wouldn't you???

Anonymous

I think your bottle is warm enough now and don't forget to get a can of shut the hell up with that too. BULLWINKEL is mine - now take a hike. Face it you are the flying squirrel with the big goggles - so live with that while you take your bottle. Good night little baby - you must have diaper rash - explains why you are so irritated

Anonymous

d5a62Point is, Palin cannot stray one iota from her prepared speech and, since the Repubs kept her muzzled until tonight with Charles Gibson, it was getting pretty pathetic to keep hearing her state the same lines repeated in the exact same inflection over and over. Yes, ALL the candidates repeat themselves, but one week's worth of the same 3 or 4 sound bytes every night was getting lame. Palin's "avoid-answering- the-question-because-I-do-not-really -have-a-clue" answers to Charles Gibson's foreign policy questions make it painfully clear that Palin is not ready to be more than the governor of Alaska. Gibson kept asking her to "just answer yes or no" when she wouldn't or couldn't give him a straight answer to his questions. She couldn't vary from the script or the memorized answers she has been given. She is way out of her league. Thank you and good evening. The Windbag.

Anonymous

I used this way back in May. So there you have it - case closed - oops time to burp you

Anonymous

WRONG ON EVERY COUNT--you are really Chung Lee, aren't you!!

I've already burned you, I already proved you are an imposter. Now go to sleep you have school in the morning. Oh an no I won't be taking a hike, anytime soon.

IMPOSTER, POSER, FAKE, FRAUD, LOSER!!!!!!!! GO AWAY BORIS!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous

nOT ONE THIS POST YOU DIDN'T--AND WHAT A COINCIDENCE i USED IT BACK THEN AS WELL

Anonymous

WA WA WA WA - hear that it is the imposter baby crying - its mine mine mine mine mine. wa wa wa wa wa wa - get her another bottle and put her to bed!!

Anonymous

Hello, my friends, wasn't Gov. Palin wonderful tonight in her first interview with Charlie?? I don't think she was too full of B>S> did you?? LOL LOL

Anonymous

Maybe she is colic

Anonymous

or constipated - thats it she is full of crap!!

Anonymous

Somebody sing her to sleep - she is annoying

Anonymous

well my my however I must agree with The Original Bullwinkle they did post first a few days ago. The other one ripped it off for the shooting the beaver comment.

Anonymous

Hey John McCain - are you proud of your choice now??

Anonymous

What do you know you imposter, fraud, maybe someone should check your diapers maybe you need changed and spanked for stealing someone else's name ..rodent!! go to bed now you have to go to school in the morning

Anonymous

the one and only bullwinkel posted in may because he was so funny that several of us were going back and forth with him - so the one and only is the first and true bullwinkel

Anonymous

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Anonymous

not on this post..........

Anonymous

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Anonymous

Wow - you are stealing my lines too - you are really something - do you have an original thought - or do you just steal others. Go put your thumb in your mouth little girl or get another bottle do you want juice or more milk??

Anonymous

...think Palin is in trouble. A real Fractured Fairy tale. (You gotta be old to get that reference.)Love, Sherman

Anonymous

In MAY he used BULLWINKEL - can't you read!!! and he has used many other times. -

Anonymous

you sound like a bunch of third graders.

Anonymous

You are so right - wow - she didn't sound very good at all - now what??

Anonymous

You can hear them talking - wow - what kind of computer do you have??

Anonymous

do you have an original thought. or does your mommy have to come on here and stick up for you, little boy, Prove it what articles did you comment on back in May??

Anonymous

Good. I hope Palin, is in trouble, she danced all around Gibson's questions and of course he's not a very hard interviewer, he was being too easy on her, she was starting to get riled, you could tell by the way she was seething at him.

Anonymous

You steal my name and my lines - wow - and you can't take the heat sissy - well get out of the kitchen - I said you can be rocky the flying squirrel that way you can still hang with me - just stop stealing my lines

Anonymous

Like you can do better than Palin?? You are just jealous because she is a babe with power - what the hell are you - suffering fron constipation and diaper rash - the one and only owns you!! Rocky - good one!!!

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