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

sarah is way more hot than kimmy

Anonymous

palin is nothing more than another christian conservative nazi who will continue the downfall that the bush regime started.

Anonymous

whoa dude, get off the huffington post and the daily kos and the zantac.Come to the light you hufftard

Anonymous

you speak with forked tongue oh republicanista

Anonymous

I am the white, middle-class true American male who will not study the platforms, issues or moral convictions possessed by each candidate. Rather, I am bitter towards government and politicians and find myself compelled to vote by one reason, and one reason alone. Rest assured, this great nation was built on the same determining factors as I will cast my ballot. I will follow the lead of our founding fathers and vote for the the Sarah because she is a "babe". May God continue to give her beauty over wisdom and God Bless America.

Yours Truly, The Average White Guy

Anonymous

It is a bunch of crap for anyone to vote for McCain because Palin is a WOMAN. Bull. Vote on the issues. I know that I do not want a crazy, hunting woman who can't even keep track of her own kids (out getting Preggers at such an early age), who is Pro-Life, anti-gun control, and so inexperienced.

She is a lousy pick.

Anonymous

Hey B.Hussein Obama, in your speech at the DNC you said I am my brothers keeper, why does your brother live in a grass shack in Kenya?

curious

just remember this is the inexperianced woman who will take over if for some reason McCain can't hold office..Is this what the U.S.really needs?Beauty is only skin deep!

Anonymous

W was a governor and the worst president in the history of the country. Being governor does not qualify you for the white house.

Anonymous

Hey Sandusky Register, where do these idiot bloggers come from, I guess after they get their talking points from the huffington post and the daily kos, they come here. RE um how has george bush made you life worse than under slick willy. I mean personally what did gw bush do to make your life miserable. Please respond. Did he kick your dog or what? Let's rumble Um you illiterate liberal

Anonymous

which is worse, an inexperienced second in command or a inexperienced president with 170 days in congress and dear friends with a radical who tried to blow up the capitol

Anonymous

I might be scaring off bloggers with the truth

Anonymous

If Obama and Obiden are elected...we are only 2 heartbeats away from Nancy Pelosi and 3 heartbeats away from Byrd (the ancient one).

Anonymous

By Byrd, do you mean robert "sheets "byrd from w.va. a past grand dragon of the KKK

Anonymous

Contango stop blabbering.

Anonymous

why does her face look so weird? Like her nose area is mashed into her mouth area? I guess it is like the 5th child. that must be where Twit got it. the gene bank is closed for the Plain's. can't wait to see what the NEXT one looks like! she needs to use the Devo song for her campaign, 'Mongoloid".

Anonymous

I don't know who in the world you think I am, but you're not even CLOSE-so you might as well give it up!

Anonymous

with george stephanopoulus when B. Hussein Obama slipped and said my muslim faith and george corrected him. Face it folks he is a muslim like the 911 terrorists

Anonymous

posting on the most popular blog, what's up with the steinle collision, is the coast guard that slow? No wonder lake erie towing is always the first on the scene

Anonymous

Both parties choices STINK! Ask yourself this simple question. Will you be voting FOR a candidate you can truly desire & celebrate or voting against the other guy, because he's worse. That's what I thought.

Just write in my name as your fearless leader of choice.

Sincerely,
J. Tiberius Kirk

Beam me up Scotty.

Anonymous

The term is Hummmmm..... And, please elaborate what is "forked" in my statements-don't just label me with names, engage me with you're wit. And regarding "MORON REPUBLICAN" that's my point exactly - have you ever had a child? Especially a teenager? I suppose you were able to control everything they did, thought, and who they talked with, or where they went??? NOT! Just as much as Obama should not be held accountable for his parents actions, Ms. Paulin cannot be held accountable for every mistake her child makes. Most people in public office do have children that suffer as a result of their parents jobs. Single mothers/fathers with multiple jobs have their children suffer the same fate. I agree with you that it is not right. A parent needs to know where to draw the line between family and job.

Rick Studer

To “yours in the truth”

I’m not the blogger “um” but can I accept the challenge to rumble? I assure you I have my own talking points and my own baseball bat, you choose. :) Please hurry, what will we chat about? Ronald Reagan? Cuba? Health Care? Or the bats… , give me your best sparrow brain!

Anonymous

Contango I nailed it and you know it! IP# is ......

Anonymous

Are you better off than 4years ago?

Anonymous

Who do you play for? The Cubs? hahHAHAH.

Anonymous

Negativity. Negativity. Negativity.

Lessee. What has George Bush done to me? My taxes are waaaaaaaaaaay up. My home equity is waaaaaaaaaaay down. My healthcare has doubled along with my copay.
I have a relative with catastrophic illness who will lose his job and his insurance.
My car insurance is up.
Gas for my car went over $4 a gallon.
Milk for my grandchild went to $4 a gallon.
Bill Clinton gave us a huge surplus and George Bush has given us a $700 Trillion deficit that will be paid my my grandchild.
Gee...I don't know if I can survive another George Bush term.

Now, to GOoPs who identify with me. Cindy McCain's dress for the final night at the convention was $300,000! Her jewelry was $280,000! Combine that to reach 10 YEARS of my income - 10 of my best years.

Michelle Obama's convention dress cost $200.

And to hummmmm (or whatever) I've raised daughters and each of them was accountable - even though I did not advocate abstinence-only education and did not argue that sex education belongs in the home - as did Gov. Barracuda. How'd that work for her?

As for the "my Muslim faith" comment: I wondered which stupid halfwit would come forth with that and pull it out of context when Obama said "when they talk about my "Muslim faith" they are ignoring my life as a Christian."

Fidel Castro could return from the grave and run as a Republican and you praise his 'executive experience' and skill at 'nation-building'.

Anonymous

All Catholics abuse children? No. All Muslims terrorists? No.

Anonymous

so what do i think of palin? well, i can't type it here, but it starts with a "c", ends with a "t", and has a "u" and "n" in between......

Anonymous

re Greedy Wanter wrote on Sep 8, 2008 8:06 AM:
Obama preys on losers? I had 2 full time jobs- one factory, one office- one for 10 years full time, the other was a factory 6 years full time. The factory is closed, the office downsized to 4 people.
That was the Bush/Quayle plan as is the Bush Cheney plan as will be Old Man McCain/Mrs. Lemmespitoutanotherkid. Until I make my first $5.1 million I will be considered poverty to McCain anyway. Unless you own 7 houses and make more than $5million McCain could care less about you.
Sad thing is if there's an assasination attempt on McCain if he's president it could be done with a cap pistol since he's so old he'll keel over from a heart attack & Mrs. Pit Bull in heat will be Commander in maxi pads, er, chief.
Old, naive rich people for McCain

Anonymous

all i know is i think it's f***ed up if she--who has a 17 year old pregnant daughter among other things--is in a position to tell US what to do and how to live. talk about a walking contradiction.....

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