Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Democrats Devalue Women

There is simply no way to look at Barack Obama and Sarah Palin's resumes side by side and conclude that the neophyte, first-term, junior senator without a major accomplishment there or anywhere else is qualified to run the country on day one but Sarah Palin, the Governor of the nation's largest state, the protector of more shoreline than any other, the expert on America's most important issue: energy, the corruption buster, etc. is unqualified to be in the second spot on the ticket.

The only possible explanation for such claims is two-fold: either the leftist media is so wholly corrupt that the blatantly obvious is of no importance to them, or these leftists are (as all Democrats are), sexists who devalue women's accomplishments. A woman governor is just not worth as much as a male junior senator not because she hasn't accomplished more, but because she's a chick.

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

hahaha...apparently this psycho fuck hasn't read CONSERVATIVE David Frum of the RIGHT WING American Enterprise Institute...one of their most highly regarded pundits from one of their most highly regarded stink tanks...or the many other Republicans who are shocked and un-awed by this lunatic selection.

tooogooodtobetroooo!!!! said...

Sarah...Ape over AIP...

Lo, even now, Devon, the video of the ung-dly Palin addressing the subversive, anti-American, traitorous AIP is playing all over the internet. It's set to be the biggest sensation of the season:

The words of founder Joe Vogler are proudly displayed on the Alaska Independence Party's website (at least as of this writing): "I'm an Alaskan, not an American. I've got no use for America and her damned institutions."

Given that one of America's "damned institutions" is the Department of Defense, this raises a few questions about Gov. Palin's strength on national security issues.

In covering Sarah Palin's reported membership in this extremist party (see update), Jake Tapper quotes its current leader as saying that Sarah Palin is "a fine individual. She's forthright and she puts Alaska first."

She puts Alaska first. There's an endorsement to remember. And in case we think her past association in this party was just some youthful indiscretion, she addressed them by video hookup earlier this year. In the video shown above Palin says she is "delighted" to be addressing the group, that the party "plays an important role," and wishes them "good luck on a successful and inspiring convention."

The Alaska Independence Party wants to open all Federal lands (like state parks) to private ownership - presumably by the people who live nearby. It also wants to abolish all property taxes. It has a few other pretty extreme views, too.

"Her damned institutions." Imagine if those out-of-context remarks of Obama's preacher had been codified into a political organization - and that he had joined it. Then imagine he had come back and given a speech there a few months ago.

Joe Vogler asked that he not be buried underneath the American flag. He did, however, deny that he ever said he wanted to "nuke the glaciers."

Vogler's unsourced Wikipedia entry says cryptically that he "had an antipathy towards aspens." Yes, the trees. If true, this would be the second time a Republican VP was linked to someone with strange feelings toward that fir. (Remember Scooter Libby's note to Judy Miller, with its mysterious reference to "aspens turning in clusters"?)

I find myself struggling, Hamlet-like, with an aversion to writing pieces about the Vice Presidential candidate's wacky past. Instead of an inner child, I have an inner civics teacher that keeps saying "Why can't we talk about the issues?"

Well, this is the issue: Not just the viability of Sarah Palin as a possible President of the United States, but the judgment of John McCain. In his first and only Presidential decision so far, McCain has shown himself to be reckless, careless, and unconcerned about the effective functioning of government. Whether Palin stays or not (which has become a legitimate question) is only half the issue.

The problem with the GOP ticket is the candidate at the top.

__________

UPDATE: The McCain campaign is denying that Palin was a member of the AIP and denying she attended the 1994 convention. Another AIP leader has come forward, however, to say that Palin was there. And the authenticity of the video above is not in question.

palins experience beats obama hands down said...

Obama may have been able to allocate for general spending more money than Palin was able to manage as Alaska's Governor (including $380m in earmarks for pet projects), but Obama didn't manage or execute $0.01 of it.

Palin, on the other hand, was responsible for protecting the lives of nearly a million citizens and executing an $8 billion operations budget.

Obama's "executive" experience... he claims he managed his "campaign"...

big bootey said...

...and John McCain accomplished just as much as Obama's "campaign" (and is polling even) with half the money.

damn shame said...

Goddammit...lissin to these sexists devaluatifying wimmin:

It's funny what Republican pundits say when they think nobody's watching. Today, John McCain's former campaign chief Mike Murphy and former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan were caught on tape after an NBC interview. They shared their real thoughts on McCain's judgment in selecting Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate.

Noonan asked, "The most qualified? No." She called the selection of Palin "political B.S." Murphy called McCain's selection gimmicky and cynical. The video and transcript are below. This is a breaking story today—it's on many top blogs and is climbing the YouTube charts like wildfire.



Here's the transcript.

Here's one source for the video:
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=24255&id=13697-212204-szVt8Vx&t=3

TRANSCRIPT:
Mike Murphy, former McCain advisor: You know, because I come out of the blue swing state governor work. Engler, Whitman, Thompson, Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush. And these guys, this is all like how you want to (inaudible) this race. You know, just run it up. And it's not gonna work.

Peggy Noonan, former Reagan speechwriter: It's over.

Murphy: Still, McCain can give a version of the Lieberman speech to do himself some good.

NBC's Chuck Todd: Don't you think the Palin pick was insulting to Kay Bailey Hutchinson, too (inaudible)

Noonan: I saw Kay this morning.

Murphy: They're all bummed out.


Todd: I mean, is she really the most qualified woman they could have turned to?

Noonan: The most qualified? No. I think they went for this, excuse me, political [B.S.] about narratives and (inaudible) the picture.

Murphy: I totally agree.

Noonan: Every time the Republicans do that because that's not where they live and it's not what they're good at and they blow it.

Murphy: You know what's really the worst thing about it? The greatness of McCain is no cynicism and this is cynical.

Todd: And as you called it, gimmicky.

Vincent Freeman said...

You know, what really has the dems upset is that Palin is a woman who doesn't need the victimization offered by democrats. She didn't attain success on the coattails of her husband. Didn't need a village or private school to raise her children. Wasn't destroyed or forced into poverty by her daughter's illegitimate child. She's essentially a traitor to everything they've been telling us for a half century. No wonder the venom is flying so thick right now.

But hey, it serves to illustrate just which party it is that devalues women to the point of misogyny. Clinton had far more experience, and the correct party beliefs, and they still chose an inexperienced man. Bravo.

im-palin' obama said...

Palin on being the Mayor of a small town of 8,000 in Alaska... "It's kinda like being a Community Organizer, only with responsibilities!"

*Snap, Barack!*

Anonymous said...

That's right, clown...it's Dems who devalue women...but it's women who devalue Repukes...

Women To McCain: We’re Just Not That Into You

"But to see hard numbers on how sour the female electorate has turned on Palin in less than a week is startling, given that the vast majority of women outside Alaska likely had very little clue who she even was. Looks like women don't like manipulative tactics or imprudent rolls of the campaign dice. McCain just got served a serious "Dear John" letter."



Dear John letter from the women of America.

EMILY's List, which has been doing substantial polling of women and their thoughts on the presidential race, reports that the Sarah Palin pick has hurt John McCain's electability among women pretty much across the board. Some excerpts from their latest report (PDF):

-- First, this selection puts John McCain squarely in the realm of politics over principle in women voters’ eyes. Obama's choice of Joe Biden is thought to be a selection based on qualifications over political expediency by a 50% to 29% margin. McCain's choice of Sarah Palin is considered one of political calculation over qualifications by a 59% to 20% margin.

-- Second, Sarah Palin’s background and personal narrative are not particularly appealing to women voters, and she matches up poorly against Joe Biden in terms of the potential to establish a compelling narrative. When GarrinHartYang asked women about Sarah Palin only 41% total said that she either "appeals a lot" or "appeals a fair amount." When asked about Joe Biden, 61% total viewed him as either appealing a lot or a fair amount.

-- Third, Governor Palin’s inclusion on the ticket squanders John McCain’s previous advantage over Barack Obama with regard to experience and readiness to lead. Not only do women find Sarah Palin's qualifications lacking, but having her on the ticket undercuts the one advantage McCain previously held over Obama in the last Emily's List polling.

-- Fourth, several of Governor Palin’s positions on issues, including her position on abortion, alienate large segments of the women’s electorate and add to the perception that the GOP ticket is out of step with women voters’ views and priorities.

-- Fifth, even with the historic inclusion of a woman on the Republican ticket, women voters conclude that the Obama-Biden ticket is more in step with the issues and concerns that are important to women than is the McCain-Palin ticket. By 53% to 35%.

-- The more that Hillary Clinton’s primary supporters learn about Sarah Palin, the less likely they are to support John McCain. In fact, a full 55% of Clinton voters said that Palin made them less likely to vote for McCain, and Obama moves to a 54- percentage-point lead (75% to 21%) over McCain among these Clinton voters with the addition of Palin.

I knew when folks like Maureen Dowd and Dr. Laura turned against Palin publicly that something ugly was brewing.

The McCain campaign, which must have been drinking heavily last night to pull this out of their increasingly rumpled hat, trotted Ann Coulter out to gripe about Palin's husband not carrying enough Mr. Mom weight in order to elicit sympathy for their failing Veep pick. I'm sure he appreciated the tips. Tremendously. No idea why anyone thought Ann Coulter was the appropriate parenting skillz messenger, but you work with whomever wants their share of the limelight, I suppose.

Since half the GOP has run the hell away from the convention center, with scads of empty seats on the teevee coverage thus far, maybe she and her perpetual cocktail dress had a few spare moments to chitchat.

But to see hard numbers on how sour the female electorate has turned on Palin in less than a week is startling, given that the vast majority of women outside Alaska likely had very little clue who she even was. Looks like women don't like manipulative tactics or imprudent rolls of the campaign dice. McCain just got served a serious "Dear John" letter.

I guess them womenfolks just don't know how to think right.

aip said...

Another radical leftist, Doktor L'Hora Schlesinger, devaluates womankind:

Sarah Palin and Motherhood
September 2, 2008

I am extremely disappointed in the choice of Sarah Palin as the Vice Presidential candidate of the Republican Party....

I’m stunned - couldn’t the Republican Party find one competent female with adult children to run for Vice President with McCain? I realize his advisors probably didn’t want a “mature” woman, as the Democrats keep harping on his age. But really, what kind of role model is a woman whose fifth child was recently born with a serious issue, Down Syndrome, and then goes back to the job of Governor within days of the birth?

What a carnival...all these nasty GOPs hating on Sarah just because she's a woman.

aip said...

hahaha...duuh...is the venom flying thick, slaveman?

with all those women and Repukos spitting most of it!!

John said...

That was veeeeeery nice speech the governor sang tonight (nice warm-up band set by Giuliani, too).

I must say that she organized the conservative community into concerted action QUITE succesfully (just the latest accomplishment in a resume that's chock-full of stellar ones--even if "community organizing" can just as well be applied to Britney Spears filling a stadium for one of her teeny-bopper concerts).

Wotta woman.

Ah think Ahm in love, pa.

And I'm afraid a whole lot of the rest of the country is, too.

The charade is over. You apparatchiks are in BIG trouble.

John said...

"Styrofoam Greek columns."

lol

John said...

Mr. Sayet:

America's Mayor Giuliani made your point well.

John said...

Encore:

"Liberals howl that Palin has no experience, no qualifications to be president of the United States. But the lady has more executive experience than McCain, Joe Biden and Obama put together.

None of them has ever started or run a business as Palin did. None of them has run a giant state like Alaska, which is larger than California and Texas put together. And though Alaska is not populous, Gov. Palin has as many constituents as Nancy Pelosi or Biden.

She has no foreign policy experience, we are told. And though Alaska's neighbors are Canada and Russia, the point is valid. But from the day she takes office, Palin will get daily briefings and sit on the National Security Council with the president and secretaries of state, treasury and defense.

She will be up to speed in her first year.

And her experience as governor of Alaska, dealing with the oil industry and pipeline agreements with Canada, certainly compares favorably with that of Barack Obama, a community organizer who dealt in the mommy issues of food stamps and rent subsidies.

Where Obama has poodled along with the Daley Machine, Palin routed the Republican establishment, challenging and ousting a sitting GOP governor before defeating a former Democratic governor to become the first female and youngest governor in state history."

P. Buchanan

Beamish said...

Why should Republicans take the Democratic opposition seriously this time around?

Every single person who has taken the stage to speak at the GOP convention has more qualifications to be the President than Barack Hussein Obama.

I'm trying to remember Joe Biden's speech from the Democratic convention last week.

Something about his momma telling him to stop embarassing the family by coming home from school beat up from an ass kicking everyday, as I recall.

suze said...

Michael Savage has his say, too:

"McCain has thrown the election. It is clear now with his choice for Vice President that he has no desire to win in November. Why else would he chose an inexperienced woman, whose only apparent qualification is that she won a beauty pageant in the 1980s? Why else would he refuse to say Barack Hussein Obama’s middle name? Why else would he run an ad praising Obama and congratulating him for winning the nomination?

If McCain had chosen Mitt Romney, a man with real leadership ability, real charisma, and real experience, he might have stood a chance. He could have made up for his lack of energy in confronting his opponent, his useless pandering to liberals, and his refusal to expose Obama’s leftism and inexperience. Instead he trumped inexperience with more inexperience. Obama, for all his far-left socialism, picked a running mate who is perceived as giving the ticket more experience. McCain, in defiance of all logic, undermined his strong suit by selecting a political neophyte who waters down his key advantage over Obama.

Of course, I can hear the calls already. Mike, you should give her a chance, she’s a real conservative. Mike, he’s just doing this because he knows he has to pander to win. Mike, isn’t it great that he picked a woman. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Picking someone because of their sex instead of their ability is the same kind of affirmative action insanity that the Democrats have shoved down our throats. We don’t want a panderer, we want a president. If he had chosen a woman who was a real nationalist with a real resume, I would have said, 'Right on, John.' But McCain has dropped the ball, thrown in the towel, and raised the white flag. And a generation of Americans will pay for his mistake."

Affirmative action! Ha!

suze said...

http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=PxMJVEewHuE

suze said...

Latest Gallup Poll: Obama's support firms up

By Yael T. Abouhalkah, Kansas City Star Editorial Page columnist

America's "swing" voters are turning to support Barack Obama at a faster clip than to John McCain, according to the latest Gallup Poll. Overall, Obama still leads McCain by a 49-43 margin.

But the big news is that support for the Democratic nominee is firming up.

Gallup says the registered voters saying they "are certain to vote for Obama" went up 6 percentage points -- from 36 percent before the Democratic convention to 42 percent after it.

McCain's "certain" vote has moved up, too, but by only 3 percentage points -- from 34 percent to 37 percent. The stunning selection of national police novice Sarah Palin was figured into that equation.

One caveat: The GOP convention doesn't end until Thursday night, when McCain will give his acceptance speech, one much less-hyped than the one given by Obama at Invesco Field last week.

Still, McCain could see bump upward in his figures in the coming day or two.

suze said...

Poll: Obama/Biden Take Eight-Point Lead
Sept. 1, 2008(CBS) Democratic nominee Barack Obama's lead over Republican John McCain has grown after the Democratic convention, which 71 percent of Americans say they watched. Obama and his running mate Joe Biden now lead McCain and Sarah Palin 48 percent to 40 percent, according to the latest CBS News poll.

This is the first CBS News poll to include the vice presidential candidates in the horserace question.

Read The Complete Poll:
Post-Democratic Convention Poll

The eight-point lead for the Democratic ticket is up from Obama’s three-point lead before the convention. But there are still a significant number of voters who have yet to firmly make up their minds.

Before the Democratic convention, McCain enjoyed a 12-point advantage with independent voters, but now Obama leads among this group 43 percent to 37 percent. Obama's lead among women has also grown to 14 points (50 percent to 36 percent), and the Democrat maintained the lead he had before the convention among voters who supported Senator Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries.

The poll shows an increase in the number of Obama voters who are enthusiastic about him. Sixty-seven percent of Obama voters say they enthusiastically support him, which is up from 48 percent who said so before the convention. About a quarter of McCain’s backers are enthusiastic about him--unchanged from before the Democratic convention.

Sixty-three percent of registered voters say Obama understands their needs and problems, while just 41 percent say that about McCain. And after the Democratic convention, 58 percent of voters say Obama is "tough enough," which is up from 48 percent in early August.

Though Obama has seen his lead grow, there are still areas where he has room to improve. The latest CBS News poll shows no change in the percentage of registered voters who say Obama has prepared himself well enough for the job-- a sentiment in which McCain has held a large advantage. But fewer voters now say Obama is not prepared for the job of President than before the convention.

Although 50 percent of voters now say that Obama has made it clear what he would do as president (up from 41 percent), 44 percent still say the Democratic nominee has not made it clear.CBS News started polling the evening after McCain named Sarah Palin as his running mate. Twenty-eight percent of voters now say the vice-presidential candidates will matter in how they vote, which is up from the 25 percent who said so before Biden and Palin were named to their respective tickets.

Many people still have a lot to learn about the two VP candidates.

Views of Joe Biden run favorable by 2-to-1, with about half still undecided.

Views of Sarah Palin run favorable by 2-to-1 but among fewer people, since two-thirds still don’t know enough about her to give an opinion.

Voters’ reaction to the selection of a woman as vice-presidential nominee is not much different than it was nearly 25 years ago, when Walter Mondale chose Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate. A quarter of voters are excited about it, and 60 percent think it’s all right. Just 11 percent think it’s a bad idea.

But few voters say that having Palin on the Republican ticket will change their vote much. Just 13 percent say they are more likely to vote for McCain as a result of having Palin on the ticket, while about as many (11 percent) say they are less likely to do so. Seventy-two percent say it won’t make a difference in their vote.

Interestingly, Palin’s selection may have the greatest effect on men. Seventeen percent of men say they are more likely to vote for McCain as a result, while just 10 percent of women say the same. Eighteen percent of Republicans say they are are more likely to vote for McCain.

Meanwhile, Obama's selection of Senator Joe Biden as his running mate also affects few voters. But in those cases where it does matter, Biden’s presence has a greater net positive impact than Palin’s. Fifteen percent are more likely to vote for Obama as a result of the Biden pick, while just four percent are less likely to do so. One in five independents say the choice of Biden will make them more likely to vote for Obama.

Michelle Obama has boosted her favorable ratings considerably with the convention with 41 percent of voters now having a favorable opinion of the potential first lady (up from 28 percent in August). Hillary Clinton's favorable ratings are now the highest she has enjoyed in about a decade with 52 percent of registered voters having a favorable opinion of her.

This year, it is particularly challenging to measure any “bounce” Obama might have received as a result of his convention, due to the compressed timeframe of the conventions and the emergence of Hurricane Gustav as a major news story. That said, Obama appears to have received a three-point increase in support, which is similar to the increase George W. Bush received in 2004 after his convention. John Kerry received no bounce from his convention in 2004.

This poll was conducted among a random sample of 875 adults nationwide, including 781 registered voters, interviewed by telephone August 29-31, 2008. Phone numbers were dialed from RDD samples of both standard land-lines and cell phones. The error due to sampling for results based on the entire sample could be plus or minus three percentage points; for registered voters the sampling error could be plus or minus four percentage points. The error for subgroups is higher.

suze said...

Ben Stein: "Palin: needs a babysitter now!!!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OevzQ9XGd7Q&eurl=http://www.wonkette.com/

John said...

Wow, Suze, Palin really pissed you off last night, didn't she?

You're in overdrive.

It's like she said (paraphrase): "No better endorsement is there than Senate majority leader Harry Reid saying: 'I can't stand John McCain!'"

So if a lefty worker bee like you can't stand Palin...

John said...

Enjoy:

THE BEST MAN TURNED OUT TO BE A WOMAN
September 3, 2008

"John McCain's choice of Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska, as his running mate finally gave Republicans a reason to vote for him -- a reason, that is, other than B. Hussein Obama.

The media are hopping mad about McCain's vice presidential selection, but they're really furious over at MSNBC. After drawing "Keith + Obama" hearts on their denim notebooks, Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews stayed up all night last Thursday, writing jokes about Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, the presumed vice presidential pick. Now they can't use any of them.

So the media are taking it out on our brave Sarah and her 17-year-old daughter.

They claimed Palin was chosen only because she's a woman. In fact, Palin was chosen because she's pro-life, pro-gun, pro-drilling and pro-tax cuts. She's fought both Republicans and Democrats on public corruption and does not have hair plugs like some other vice presidential candidate I could mention. In other words, she's a "Republican."

As a right-winger, Palin will appeal to the narrow 59 percent of Americans who voted for another former small-market sportscaster: Ronald Reagan. Our motto: Sarah Palin is only a heartbeat away!

If you're going to say Palin was chosen because she's a woman, you're going to have to demonstrate that the runners-up were more qualified. Gov. Tim Pawlenty seems like a terrific fellow and fine governor, but he is not obviously more qualified than Palin.

As for former governor of Pennsylvania Tom Ridge and Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman, the other also-rans, I can think of at least 40 million unborn reasons she's better than either of them.

Within the first few hours after Palin's name was announced, McCain raised $4 million in campaign donations online, reaching $10 million within the next two days. Which shortlist vice presidential pick could have beaten that?

The media hysterically denounced Palin as "inexperienced." But then people started to notice that she has more executive experience than B. Hussein Obama -- the guy at the top of the Democrats' ticket.

They tried to create a "Troopergate" for Palin, indignantly demanding to know why she wanted to get her ex-brother-in-law removed as a state trooper. Again, public corruption is not a good issue for someone like Obama, Chicago pol and noted friend of Syrian National/convicted felon Antonin Rezko.

For the cherry on top, then we found out Palin's ex-brother-in-law had Tasered his own 10-year-old stepson. Defend that, Democrats.

The bien-pensant criticized Palin, saying it's irresponsible for a woman with five children to run for vice president. Liberals' new talking point: Sarah Palin: Only five abortions away from the presidency.

They claimed her newborn wasn't her child, but the child of her 17-year-old daughter. That turned out to be a lie.

Then they attacked her daughter, who actually is pregnant now, for being unmarried. When liberals start acting like they're opposed to pre-marital sex and mothers having careers, you know McCain's vice presidential choice has knocked them back on their heels.

But at least liberal reporters had finally found someone their own size to pick on: a 17-year-old girl.

Speaking of Democrats with newborn children, the media weren't particularly concerned about John Edwards running for president despite his having a mistress with a newborn child.

While the difficult circumstances of Palin's pregnant daughter are being covered like a terrorist attack on the nation, with leering accounts of the 18-year-old father, the media remain resolutely uninterested in the parentage of Edwards' mistress's love child. Except, that is, the hardworking reporters at the National Enquirer, who say Edwards is the father.

As this goes to press, the latest media-invented scandal about Palin is that McCain didn't know her well before choosing her as his running mate. He knew her well enough, though admittedly, not as well as Obama knows William Ayers.

John F. Kennedy, who was -- from what the media tell me -- America's most beloved president, detested his vice president, Lyndon Johnson.

Until Clinton interviewed Al Gore one time before choosing him as his vice presidential candidate, he had met Gore only one other time: when Gore was running for president in 1988 and flew to Little Rock seeking Clinton's endorsement. Clinton turned him down.

To this day, there's no proof that Bill Clinton ever met one-on-one with his CIA director, James Woolsey, other than a brief chat after midnight the night before Woolsey's nomination was announced.

Barring some all-new, trivial and probably false story about Palin -- her former hairdresser got a parking ticket in 1978! -- the media apparently intend to keep being hysterical about McCain's alleged failure to "vet" Palin properly. The problem with this argument is that it presupposes that everyone is asking: "HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?"

No one's saying that.

Attacks on McCain's "vetting" process require the media to keep claiming that Palin has a lot of problems. But she doesn't have any problems. Remember? Those were all blind alleys.

Unfortunately, for the ordinary TV viewer hearing nonstop hysteria about nonspecific "problems," it takes a lot of effort to figure out that every attack liberals have launched against Palin turned out to be a lie.

It's as if a basketball player made the winning shot in the last three seconds of the game and liberals demand that we have a week-long discussion about whether the player should have taken that shot. WHAT IF HE MISSED?

With Palin, McCain didn't miss."

Love,

Anne Coulter

John said...

"Suze said...suze said...suze said...suze said...suze said..."

lol

ATTACK-ATTACK-ATTACK!!!

suze said...

failin' palin can't even write her own speech:

McCain's campaign manager,Rick Davis told the Washington post that Palin's speech had been written before she was even chosen as McCain's VP. From the Washington Post....
"There was a flutter of attention when McCain campaign manager Rick Davis told a group of Post reporters and editors yesterday that his team was having to rework the vice presidential acceptance speech because the original draft, prepared before Gov. Sarah Palin was chosen, was too “masculine.” While we all wondered to ourselves what might make a speech masculine or feminine, no one batted an eye at the underlying revelation: that the campaign was writing the nominee’s speech before knowing who the nominee would be."

McCain says Obama has no experience and is just words, Palin can't even write her own words.

John said...

Yeah, right, suze, it was obvious that the speech was originally tailor-made for a male Mormon governor of Massachusetts, an Independent/Democratic male Jewish senator from Connecticut, a Catholic mator of NYC, Ridge, or Huckabee.

You're projecting.

Not a peep about the four decade-long parade of JFK doppelgangers the Democrats roll out every four years, this time making no pretense about it and hiring JFK's very speechwriter--Ted Sorenson--to put words in ah-ah-oh-ah-ah-Oh-bama's mouth.

Liberals.

tooooobad said...

Yeah, Suze...Palin really pissed YOU off.

Here I thought that was Michael the Savage Weinie, one of their favorite pundits who was pissed off...along with Frum, Nooner and a whole pack of other GOPiggies grunting and shaking their heads.

I thought his name was Weiner, not Suze.

hahahaha...isn't it amusink how these weak little people hide from the truth in plain sight and have no sense of shame over it whatsoever?

That's a phenomenon which inevitably occurs at the end of failed, degenerate movements...the dregs hang on denying and lying to themselves in the most grotesque ways until they finally just kind of disappear from sight.

See you freaks in a generation or so...reappearing as really bitter old men...as opposed to the callow morons you are now.

head outcher ass now said...

The story is all over the place...t

McCain's Campaign Manager Openly Discusses How Most of Palin's Speech was Written in Advance. That is Because Any VP Was Being Picked to Reinforce the Bulljive "Maverick" Brand 9/4

Vincent Freeman said...

Lets assume for a moment the speech was in fact written by someone else (in reality, so what? every political speech goes through a team of writers)...

Which parts of the speech weren't true? That she already has more actual experience and responsibility under her belt, or that her opponent has less?

The quip about the styrofoam columns was beautiful, illustrates the entire Obama fervor so far, hollow, a facade, empty, produced in Hollywood, easily blown over, and merely there for style.

Beamish said...

As if Joe Biden has ever giving his own words in a speech.

::rolls eyes::

John said...

"hahahaha...isn't it amusink how these weak little people hide from the truth in plain sight and have no sense of shame over it whatsoever?

That's a phenomenon which inevitably occurs at the end of failed, degenerate movements...the dregs hang on denying and lying to themselves in the most grotesque ways until they finally just kind of disappear from sight."

Pure, unconscious projection. Utterly bereft of self-awareness.

Already the degenerate movement of liberalism is disappearing from sight-- but because it's learned to camoflage itself--as a conservative--to survive.

John said...

Sayet said it right:

"ST. PAUL, Minn. — Sarah Palin found some unlikely allies Wednesday as leading academics and even former top aides to Hillary Rodham Clinton endorsed the Republican charge that John McCain’s running mate has been subject to a sexist double standard by the news media and Democrats."

smells like victory... said...

The presidential race between Barack Obama and John McCain is now even at 42 percent, according to a new CBS News poll conducted Monday-Wednesday of this week. Twelve percent are undecided according to the poll, and one percent said they wouldn't vote.

This is in contrast to a poll conducted last weekend, where the Obama-Biden ticket led McCain-Palin by eight points, 48 percent to 40 percent.

McCain has also closed the enthusiasm gap some with Obama, but it still exists. Fifty-five percent of Obama's supporters are enthusiastic about their choice, and now so are 35% of McCain's. Last weekend, just 25 percent of McCain's supporters were enthusiastic about him, compared to 67 of Obama's supporters.

John said...

Just wait until the next poll. Assuming Mac builds on his performance at Saddleback tonight, the post-convention bounce should close the gap and surge ahead.

Speaking of which, Mr. Sayet, overcompensation alert:

“I think that the surge has succeeded in ways that nobody anticipated,” Obama said while refusing to retract his initial opposition to the surge. “I’ve already said it’s succeeded beyond our wildest dreams.”

obama surrenders dorothy... said...

I wonder how long it'll be before the Democrats recommend withdrawing from Chicago. The Trib should start up a body count...

suze said...

Spencer's Mom is right:

spencers mom Says:

McStain has stated that he will pick a veep who is ready and able to be president on day 1. So he picks a 44-year-old ex-beauty queen who as been governor of a state less populated than Los Angeles for a year and a half.

Economic expertise? Not so much. Foreign policy experience? None.

I’d say McStain is demonstrating his judgement perfectly.

It’s not even going to close in November…

cookie said...

Economic expertise?

Managed and executed Alaska's $8B annual budget...

Managed and executed $250M for his presidential campaign...

Managed an executed a $13M budget for a town of 6,000 6 years running...

Wrote $350M in earmarks for his home state last year, including earmarking millions for his wife's employer...

Hmmmm... one of these things is NOT like the other...

Beamish said...

Yes, the Governor of Alaska never has to meet with Russian, Japanese, and Canadian delegations about the fishing industry or oil exploration.

And as Governor of Alaska, surely it's someone else's responsibility to be the local civilian command authority over the Alaska Army National Guard as they man the National Missile Defense batteries.

Why, she can't hold a candle to Joe Biden's eggspearients

John said...

LOL