On Matters of Life, Punishment and Virtues

    In bringing up John McCain’s VP pick, Sarah Palin… a cohort posited the following declaration in response to Palin being both Pro-Life and Pro-Death Penalty: “No one can call themselves “pro-life” and support the death penalty.” I address that statement as follows: That is an intellectually unsupportable position. I understand you have picked a side to the discussion. I grant that and will not address | Read More »

    Hillary Vs Sarah

    Taking a line from Michelle Obama, for the first time in my life, I’m proud to be a woman. I’m no feminist and I abhor identity politics, which tend to divide instead of unite. But seeing Sarah Palin yesterday stirred feelings I never knew I had. I couldn’t help but contrast her with Hillary. Consider: Hillary has spent her whole life in the quest for | Read More »

    Was Gov. Tim Kaine too inexperienced to be VP?

    When all the media pundits were predicting Gov. Tim Kaine (D-VA) to be Obama’s running mate, I don’t seem to recall any shouts of outrage that he was too inexperienced to be a heartbeat away from the Presidency. Since Sarah Palin and Tim Kaine both became Governors in 2006, perhaps someone should ask Sen. Obama: “Why did you think Gov. Kaine was experienced enough to | Read More »

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    Sarah Palin: The Beauty and the Beasts

    The beauty in this case is Governor Sarah Palin, the beasts are the leftist media/blogosphere that is out smearing her in full force. She was announced as McCain’s VP pick only yesterday, and already the attacks are have gone into the gutter. For example: Questioning if her down-syndrome child is really her daughter’s (even if true, that is an entirely personal issue); Accusing her of | Read More »

    Palin Makes Good First Impression

    Sarah Palin made a good first impression. A new Rasmussen Reports poll finds 53% now have a favorable opinion of Palin: Palin earns positive reviews from 78% of Republicans, 26% of Democrats and 63% of unaffiliated voters. [. . ] By way of comparison, on the day he was selected as Barack Obama’s running mate, Delaware Senator Joseph Biden was viewed favorably by 43% of | Read More »

    Two more (unnoticed) benefits of selecting Palin as VP

    As many have note in previous post the Pick of Palin has many advantages but I think that two of them were left unmentioned elsewhere: Firstly it neutralized one of the planned Democratic attacks in favor of Obama-that you are making history by voting for him and if you dare not to vote for him you’re a racist and bringing so much shame to the | Read More »

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    I’m no longer holding my nose in November

    This is a risky, but high reward pick for McCain. Overall, I’d give it an A- (and four years from now, an A+). I have to give McCain a lot of credit here for having the guts to make his own pick and not one a lot of the establishment was hoping for (Romney). From a personal standpoint, Palin was my 2nd choice…..of EVERYBODY. Mark | Read More »

    Palin’s 3 a.m. tipster

    Gotta’ give credit where credit is due. For myself at 3 a.m., googling/searching the web for “Sarah Palin flight plans Alaska Ohio…” Ms. Jessica Austin’s was the first credible evidence I found over at www.RedCounty.com I encourage all to pass along your comments to her original post here

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    Thoughts on Palin’s introduction

    She can certainly give a speech. I rate it at or above Obama’s acceptance speech last night. Why is it the Democrats talk about the little guy, but the Republicans live it? Neat fact: Both McCain and Palin have sons who ENLISTED in the military (Marine Corps and army respectively). Does that show elitism? They have a personal stake in the outcome of Iraq and | Read More »

    Breaking….Two planes on the ground in Ohio in Middletown

    One originated in Anchorage two days ago and landed in AZ. Then went from AZ to OHIO…Second plane originated on AK and flew straight to Ohio…Both planes met by SUVs to carry luggage… 10:10am…High Ranking officials back stage in Dayton confirm PALIN!!!! Fox News Carl Cameron confirms Palin!!! It’s official…I’m now in the tank for McCain!!! Never thought I’d say that without puking on my | Read More »

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    McCain / Palin 08

    It’s official, Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain has announced that his pick for Vice Presidential candidate will be Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

    Dear Lord, Please Let It Be Palin: But Not So Fast. 8:00am Cental

    All the discussion is that it’s Palin…Bob Beckel is devastated and shocked at what it would do the the Dems…but Fox is reporting that she may not have left Alaska after all as of 8:00am, 8/29/2008. All I can say is this…If McCain has played a rope a dope with Republicans and floated this balloon to hide his real nominee…There will be hell to pay | Read More »

    From one American to another

    **Sarah Palin Govenor of Alaska is one I could vote for, and not even Barrack Hussein Obama can top this one. When people speculate about the VP picks, her name came up but only a few times because no one really thought McCain would deveiate from the norm….or was it….the media bias, or maybe a little of that male dominated political world thing. Think outside | Read More »

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    VP Speculation Open Thread

    Happy Birthday to Senator McCain! Consider this your place to speculate wildly on VPs. Most recent updates: 1) Pawlenty is not going to be in Dayton; 2) Romney and Palin are; 3) No word on Cantor, Lieberman and other possibilities. UPDATE (8:17): FOX reports Mitt Romney *not *coming to Dayton and will not be picked. Most speculation is on GOV Palin now.

    BREAKING: Pawlenty won’t be in Dayton today, says “was honored to be considered”

    BREAKING: Pawlenty won’t be in Dayton today, says “was honored to be considered” Gov. Tim Pawlenty said this morning that he will he not be in Dayton, Ohio, today and strongly suggested that he won’t be John McCain’s running mate. “I’m going to be at the [Minnesota] state fair,” Pawlenty said on WCCO just minutes ago. “I will not be in Dayton, Ohio, so I | Read More »

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