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Putting on my American hat

I would like to blog more about Sarah Palin's pregnancy and daring delivery this morning, but like President Bush, I am so overwhelmed with concern for the victims of Hurricane Gustav that I am suspending blogging about that until further notice.

Comments (24)

While you and W are putting on your American hats it seems that Ms. Palin wasn't so keen on being an American just a little over a decade ago. A whole new issue is cropping up with this lady. ABC News is reporting on its blog that Sarah Palin and her husband were members of the Alaska Independence Party (AIP) in the mid-90's. The major plank of the AIP is that Alaska statehood was illegal, and Alaskans should be allowed to vote to secede from the rest of the union. It seems highly relevant given all of the bluster that the Republicans have spread around the Rev. Wright and William Ayers.

Bob Miller has it right with all the blogging about Ms Palin. I am also disgusted with Jack Bo and everyone that rolled with it. Good for you Bob Miller and your comments this am. Thanks

I recommend you assert a twinkie defense (delirium produced from consuming all that pie).

I am also disgusted with Jack Bo and everyone that rolled with it. Good for you Bob Miller and your comments this am.

Bob Miller is a blogger with a microphone broadcasting on a station filled with them.

Bloggers were having a conversation in the open that the McCain people should have held in private two weeks ago. She wasn't properly vetted, which is an ugly process of looking at every facet of a candidates life. Had she been, this would have been avoided.

Let's not go piling on the bloggers for doing what the candidate and the press have been too lazy to do.

My grandmother's wisdom...
People in glass houses shouldn't throw rocks.

September 01, 2008
Categories: Sarah Palin

Obama on Palin

Politico's Carrie Budoff Brown reports: At a press avail in Monroe, Mich., Barack Obama on Palin: "Back off these kinds of stories."

"I have said before and I will repeat : People's families are off limits," Obama said. "And people's children are especially off-limits. This shouldn't be part of our politics. It has no relevance to Gov. Palin's performance as a governor or her potential performance as a vice president. So I would strongly urge people to back off these kinds of stories. You know my mother had me when she was 18 and how a family deals with issues and teenage children, that shouldn’t be a topic of our politics."
Follow your leader.

The endless presumtions are just so nonsensicle.

"Bloggers were having a conversation in the open that the McCain people should have held in private two weeks ago. "

Of course that WAS done. How is it that just becasue the left attacks the lady it means McCain never vetted her?


"She wasn't properly vetted, which is an ugly process of looking at every facet of a candidates life. Had she been, this would have been avoided."

Now that's funny.

What would have been avoided? The attack from the left? Right.

McCain obviously knew of every single bit of information the left has contorted into trash.

This is politics and mud flies, but the added farce that McCain didn't know Palin details in advance and didn't know the left would come unglued is absurd.

Hurricane Gustav was a blessing to McCain/Palin... they don't have to be seen on the same stage as Bush/Cheney.

Any idea when the last time a standing president didn't attend his party's convention?

McCain obviously knew of every single bit of information the left has contorted into trash.

I would read this before saying that.

You obvioulsy read that differenlty than I do.

You'll have to misplace emphasis, attribute great weight to unnamed sources, ignore everything that doesn't match the bashing and pretend the article is unbiased in order to keep pretending McCain didn't fully vet Palin.

You did good work, Jack, and deserve a break.

By now, everyone sees that Alaska's Failin is a BoldFaced LIAR, FAKING a pregnancy, going on in SURREAL STUPIDITY that she is fooling anyone. She's not.

Everyone sees she is a LIAR and a FRAUD.

Yeah, that's the ticket. These are your cleanest model Republicans -- rightwingers lick it up from LIARS ... so BRING IT to the ballot box.

McBush/Failin - the bully and the bimbo

If Jack were working for Obama, he'd have been fired.

Obama (referring to the liberal blogs): "I'm hope I'm as clear as I can be. In case I'm not, let me repeat: We don't go after people's families. We don't get them involved in politics. It's not appropriate and it's not relevant. Our people were not involved in any way in this and they will not be. If I ever thought that it was somebody in my campaign who's involved in something like that, they'd be fired."

"Everyone sees she is a LIAR and a FRAUD."
You are a Lairs.

Just for symmetry's sake, this morning I heard the right-wing nutjob host on whatever 910 AM is saying that since Obama's mom was just 18 when she had him, that should open up a conversation about abortion.

Sigh ...

There has GOT to be a better way to conduct our business than these two-year-long campaigns.

Here is the ultimate Palin bashing.

Published: August 31, 2008

"It’s easy to see where this movie is going. It begins, of course, with a cute, cool unknown from Alaska who has never even been on “Meet the Press”

Sarah is a zealot, but she’s a fun zealot. She has a beehive and sexy shoes, and the day she’s named she goes shopping with McCain in Ohio for a cheerleader outfit for her daughter. This chick flick, naturally, features a wild stroke of fate, when the two-year governor of an oversized igloo becomes commander in chief after the president-elect chokes on a pretzel on day one."

So some idiot says to me, "Well, if McCain had Sarah Palin so well vetted, when was he going to share the vetting with the American people?"

That guy still doesn't get how cutting edge John McCain proved himself to be by picking Palin as his running mate. A Vice-Presidential running mate, well, that's dull stuff. But a potential Vice-Presidential Reality TV show, that's the stuff America fought the Revolution for.

Set up the cameras now at One Observatory Circle: for the Palins are coming. And America can tune in every week to see a real Ameican family deal not only with the stresses of being one heartbeat away from the Presidency, but of motherhood, of special needs motherhood, and teenage motherhood, and teenage marriage and just the sundry other stresses of daily existence like having to go through life named Piper, Trig, or Trax. Or having your wife wear the pants in the family.

Think Benson. Think Beverly Hillbillies. Think of how fifty years of American commericial entertainment, Leave it to Beaver, Father Knows Best, Eight is Enough, then the Osbournes, the Hogans, the Kardashians, have prepared us for the next inevitability in the great American experiment of democracy: the total melding of governmental responsibilities and entertainment.

Wow, as I said, "Cutting Edge McCain." Taking us where we've never gone before. Geez, I can't wait for the episode where the family goes Polar Bear hunting at the National Zoo. Which leads me to wonder whether the show will be a Fox, or an Artic Fox production.

Just think if McCain knew all these things when she was vetted.

Think about it awhile.
Then think over it again.

A maverick joining forces with another maverick to effect change.

Presidential candidates rewriting the party's platform to make it more centrist...

Our Hot VP touring the world with the Second Dude patching up our international relations. She is know for disarming opponents and respecting advisorys. 80-90% approval ratings come from those kinds of skills.

The last 48 hours of feverish blogging based on speculation over misinformation is blowing up in people faces.

Until people take the time and understand life in wasilla, a self made pioneer woman, reality in Alaska, they will continue to make embarrassing misjudgments.
This is no typical fru-fru beauty queen republican.

"Fru-fru beauty queen" is now a republican archtype? Who knew?

You have obviously never been to the Mat-su valley if you think Palin is a politician to emulate.

Take a look at that sports center she just *had* to build with taxpayer money. A lot of extra money since she forgot to secure the rights to the land an a developer scooped it up, now Wasilla is in debt up to their eyeballs. She didn't care, just moved on to the next stage.

Purging the city staff members who didn't support her candidacy (a little Rovian, don't you think) and then doing the same with the public safety commish when he didn't follow along in lockstep to fire her brother-in-law from the Troopers.

No wonder she fit right in McCain/Bush and their crowd.

Sarah Palin was not pregnant this year. There's nothing 'showing' that she was.

She stated she had a baby. She is a LIAR. End of story. The GOP Veep is a LIAR.

Her daughter's affairs are a red herring distraction, uninteresting if not private decency, and not part of this story. This story is the Governess is a LIAR, falsely saying she was pregnant this year.

Palin's Church May Have Shaped Controversial Worldview, By Nico Pitney and Sam Stein, "Huffington Post", 02/Sep/08. [ Video at link.]

Palin was asked to handle a much smaller task: addressing the graduating class of commission students at her one-time church, Wasilla Assembly of God. Her speech in June provides as much insight into her policy leanings as anything ...

Palin painted the current war in Iraq as a messianic affair in which the United States could act out the will of the Lord.

"Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right. Also, for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending [U.S. soldiers] out on a task that is from God," she exhorted the congregants. "That's what we have to make sure that we're praying for, that there is a plan and that that plan is God's plan."

It was part of her energy proposals as well ... -- a $30 billion national gas pipeline project that she wanted built in the state. "I think God's will has to be done in unifying people and companies to get that gas line built, so pray for that," she said.

A review of recorded sermons by Ed Kalnins, the senior pastor of Wasilla Assembly of God since 1999, offers a provocative and, for some, eyebrow-raising sketch of Palin's longtime spiritual home ....

Pastor Kalnins has also preached that critics of President Bush will be banished to hell; questioned whether people who voted for Sen. John Kerry in 2004 would be accepted to heaven; charged that the 9/11 terrorist attacks and war in Iraq were part of a war "contending for your faith;" and said that Jesus "operated from that position of war mode."

It is impossible to determine how much Wasilla Assembly of God has shaped Palin's thinking. She was baptized there at the age of 12 and attended the church for most of her adult life.

"I hate criticisms towards the President," he said, "because it's like criticisms towards the pastor -- it's almost like, it's not going to get you anywhere, you know, except for
hell. That's what it'll get you."

Tensk's description sounds like the church Reverend Wright was in charge of. If Obama wasn't influenced by that rhetoric, Palin wasn't either, right?

Every criticism directed at Palin will also apply to the Demo candidates...
That is what was so brilliant about what McCain did!

Mike- If you actually compared the content of the rants from Palin's pastor and Obama's revered, you couldn't possibly equate the two. Wright is heavy in theatrics, but only the most racist and insecure are truly outraged. Everyone else gets what he meant, whether or not they agree with him.

Conversely, her pastor's words aren't delivered with a tongue-in-cheek delivery... they're scary in their seriousness, divisiveness and raw hatred. How can you not juxtapose the two cases and see the double standard in the media?

Your definition of "raw hatred" apparently differs from mine. I would hardly call myself racist or insecure and I was somewhat offended. Then again, I didn't really appreciate Clinton or Carter or Buchanun race-baiting, either.

I didn't know that if you say something nasty or insulting, but do it with a bit of theatrical flair, you get a pass. That must explain the appeal of Michael Moore.


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