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

Talk about misleading. If you beleive all that crap, I have a bridge you can buy at a nice discount.

Anonymous

INCOME TAX
MCCAIN
(no changes)
Single making 30K - tax $4,500
Single making 50K - tax $12,500
Single making 75K - tax $18,750
Married making 60K- tax $9,000
Married making 75K - tax $18,750
Married making 125K - tax $31,250

OBAMA (reversion to pre-Bush tax cuts)
Single making 30K - tax $8,400
Single making 50K - tax $14,000
Single making 75K - tax $23,250
Married making 60K - tax $16,800
Married making 75K - tax $21,000
Married making 125K - tax $38,750
Under Obama, your taxes could almost double!

How about single making HALF of $30,000 a year like a lot that live & work around here...help from McCain? No...we don't exist to him. Republican's response to this is just go get another job or 2...then maybe you'll be able to afford a home & our current health plan.

Anonymous

you serve =no Obama not in= yet you move tax crap around. not true & you know it. Affects those in upper most money area who have always had loopholes for avoiding taxes, plus tax shelters. You pick & choose. you distort facts. you lose.

Anonymous

I'ts all right there in Black and White! It's the Marxist Obamas lame plan of re-distribution of wealth. Hey..maybe the Millionaire Dem Poser can write you a check for the additional $23,400 you need to survive but..be prepared to pay the taxes like the rest of us ! ($15,000 for you and $8,400 for your new tax bill=$23,400 just in case that didn't add up for you).

Do you realize, under OSLAMa's plan, if you went from $15,000 annual income to $30,000 income, 56% of your new found income would go to the gov't verses 30% under the current tax laws? that is nearly DOUBLE the taxes.

Makes you want to run out and get that 2nd job..then you can get a third job to pay for his taxes plan!

Under B Hussein's plan more people will be on and STAY on welfare. They won't be able to afford the taxes or will take advantage of entitlements because their lazy. It is a catch 22...and they will CONTROL your life even more.

DO THE MATH! WE ALL LOSE under HIS Socialist plans!!

Anonymous

Let's tax only those making up to $250,000 a year at a rate of 50%. And those making more than $250,000 at 65%. Just think of the money flowing out of the gov't coffers. Wouldn't that be GREAT. Tax those rich BAST*RDS to death!!!

Suddenly, more jobs are leaving America because the incentive to invest in Americans is non-existent. The middle class has disappeared and
WE HAVE BECOME WARDS OF THE STATE.

Those rich BAST*RDS create jobs and pay for those on welfare. They create opportunities for those who are not "entitlement employees". For those who see life beyond welfare...they create SCHOLARSHIPS and GRANTS. For those who will not settle for the mundane...the rich create opportunities to explore.

Yeah...those rich BAST*RDS they do nothing for me and they don't deserve what they have.

Anonymous (not ...

To MHL:

So you believe that you think for yourself do ya?

And you decided to seriously support and defend Obama when? After he received the Dem nomination?

If it had been Clinton, wouldn't you be supporting her?

Weren’t you originally rootin’ for Comrade Kucinich?

Aren’t you just a reactionary Marxist sheep who'd be supporting a North Korean-made toaster if it were the nominee?

Anonymous (not ...

To Heres an idea:

Nah. Trustfundies like Sens. Kerry and Kennedy, Rep. Pelosi and wealthy Dems like Warren Buffett don’t mind paying income taxes so much because the bulk of their wealth is tied up in tax favored assets and investments.

The Collectivist Dems need to push for legislation for a ‘wealth tax’ where they’re assessed a 1.5 percent annual tax on ALL their accumulated wealth.

When the rich Dems call for a ‘wealth tax,’ then I may begin to believe they’re sincere in their Collectivist nonsense about everyone paying their ‘fair share.’

Even the ‘workingman’s friend,’ the late, wealthy Democratic Sen. Metzenbaum was slick enough to escape high tax Ohio and go to Florida where there’s no income or estate taxes.

Dems aren’t stupid – income tax laws are for the little people.

Anonymous

You think Sen. Obama will save your job?

Read this:

As President, Sen. Obama wants to DOUBLE foreign aid -

‘Fight Global Poverty: Obama will embrace the Millennium Development Goal of cutting extreme poverty around the world in half by 2015, and he will double our foreign assistance to $50 billion to achieve that goal. He will help the world's weakest states to build healthy and educated communities, reduce poverty, develop markets, and generate wealth.’

This statement is copied from his own website: http://www.barackobama.com/issue...

MHL

Winston: There you go again!!

Seriously if you must know I did vote for Kucinich in the 04 primary.

I voted for Obama in this years primary.

I would support Hillary as she is a great candidate. I just feel Obama has better vision for change in this country.

As for the toaster,I can honestly say I don`t know much about Him or her.You`ll have to give me more info on this candidate.I`m willing to bet though he can match wits with Bush,Cheney,McCain or Palin.

Anonymous

what color lipstick does your wife use

Anonymous

....Dubya with lipstick (instead of limpstick).

Anonymous

I think Mcain is saying and doing whatever he has to do to win.He will still have a Democratic Congress and House.Bush couldn`t get anything done and I don`t think Mcain will either.Palin seems like a good Governor but I don`t feel she knows enough to run this country without Mcain.I`ll probably go with Obama for that those reasons.We do need things to change a lot and I don`t believe a split government will get it done.If Congress and the House were Republican then I would probably vote Mcain.

Anonymous

FreeSpiritTraveler, I think you have lost your brain somewhere along your travels.

You won't vote McCain for President with 22 years and for VP Palin with 2 years because they don't have enough experice for Obama for president with a less than 200 days experince?

Sounds like you smoked a lot of dope on your travels!

Anonymous (not ...

To MHL:

Good of you to admit your political muddle-headedness.

It’s said that admitting you have a problem is the first step to a cure.

Pick up a copy of ‘Libertarianism in One Lesson’ by David Bergland and good luck with your recovery.

In the mean time, beware of lib politicians making promises.

Chung Lee

Chung Lee let's change law and let George Bush have 3rd term. Supreme Court already ignores Constitution so it no matter if they do it here. Bush have 8 years of experience to Obama's 200 days. Bush most qualified. McCain spent 5 years in Asian Prison, he probably get lots of experience there. Chung Lee bet McCain could win lots of contests at Club X with his experience. Chung Lee knows this is good idea.

Anonymous

you sushi wench, I agree with you all the way 4 more years of dubya. Better than my kindergartner learning about sex like Osama(obama) wants and voted for in the illinois senate bill 0094

Anonymous

John McCain has demonstrated with this insane decision that he is unfit to be president of the United States. This was an act of near-criminal negligence. If he can behave this recklessly and impulsively with this decision, the idea of allowing him to become president of the United States is only a smidgen less terrifying than thinking of Palin in that position.

Whatever few doubts I may once have still had about this election, they are resolved now.

Obama has to win. The alternative is unthinkable.

Anonymous

Chung Lee think that you like most religious wackos teach children more about sex than most of the ladies in Bangkok Brothels. Chung Lee also suggest you read the bill you quote and then maybe you would understand that the law was passed to protect children.

Anonymous

Typical liberal position, teach innocent children about sex when 99% are not in danger of sexual assault, why do you liberals want to dictate what is preached to my children when it is my job to educate my children about sex and not to the schools. The silverbacks are the ones that need the education.

Anonymous

to educate my child about sex, not the schools but I belong to a two parent white , not really religous, household

Anonymous

Illinois state bill 0099 was originally mean't for grades 6 through 12 to educate students about sexually transmitted diseases, not child abuse, the 6 was erased and replaced with the letter K, and osama obama voted for it. Do not believe it was about child abuse

Anonymous

eat more blowfish from bad chef

Chung Lee

what shade of lipstick do you use

Anonymous

The 2 "Mavericks" just want to shoot up the world & be modern day buffoons like James Garner's character. "FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT". Wouldn't be surprised if McCain "accidentally" dropped the big one on Vietnam if he got in just to get even. Then He & Mrs. Fertility could ride around the oval office on those horse heads with sticks attached wearing cowboy hats playing real live war games. Again...KEEP THEM AWAY FROM THE WHITE HOUSE & THE RED BUTTON. The geezer needs to retire & she needs to go back to spitting out kids & get ready to be "Grandma Sarah". Funny now THEY'RE talking "Change". Nothing will change except World War III will come a LOT QUICKER.

Anonymous

telling a wheel chair bound person to stand up. the person being chuck graham a state senator in a wheelchair

Anonymous

Dude take a valium, relax and take a breath, John Mccain does not want a war, the poor guy was tortured in the vietnam war, and I,m sure that in his heart he does not want anyone of our troopers to undergo the same h*ll as he went through. He' the best anti war candidate you have

Anonymous

If you count all the deleted delegates of florida and michigan, and hiary would have won

Anonymous

if all the votes were allowed

cm.sandusky

The Obama campaign doesn’t seem to get that it is running against McCain, not Sarah Palin. They spent the entire Republican convention and the week since attacking the vice presidential candidate. That’s like stabbing the capillaries instead of the arteries. Nobody is going to vote for or against McCain because they want Sarah Palin to be vice president of the United States, or don’t. But Palin has served, and will serve, a key purpose in illustrating and demonstrating what kind of a man John McCain is. She stands as a tribute to his desire to bring change, his willingness to cut loose from the past, and his courage in attempting innovation. No amount of criticism of Palin is going to stop that process. Obama needs to remember who his opponent is.

Anonymous

And if your aunt had ba11s, she'd be your uncle..

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