JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2008/08/oh-this-is-good.html (16 comments)

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jsid-1220247106-596106  Mastiff at Mon, 01 Sep 2008 05:31:46 +0000

I've been grinning like a maniac ever since the announcement.

This is going to be FUN…

jsid-1220252347-596107  metro1 at Mon, 01 Sep 2008 06:59:07 +0000

(Sung to the tune of Davy Crockett)

Born in the northern part of Idaho,
Destined for fame, she just didn’t know.
Learned to hunt and fish, even in the snow,
Never was one to just go with the flow

Sarah, Sarah Palin,
lady from “The Last Frontier.”

Moved to the North before she was one,
Landed in the “Land of the Midnight Sun.”
Beautiful and strong, she likes to have fun,
She always works hard, but her work is never done.

Sarah, Sarah Palin,
lady from “The Last Frontier.”

With her five kids and a man named Todd,
They carved out a life eatin’ moose and cod.
Alaska had some waste and a lot of fraud,
So she went to work and laid down her fishin’ rod.

Sarah, Sarah Palin,
lady from “The Last Frontier.”



jsid-1220275787-596112  perlhaqr at Mon, 01 Sep 2008 13:29:47 +0000

How's that for "broad appeal" (no pun intended)

Sir, I do not believe you. ;)

The biggest problem I have found with Gov. Palin (and it may not be a problem at all, I'm just too used to people ignoring their oaths of office and working off personal bias, I guess) is that she's a member of a church (Assemblies of God) that has close ties with a group of nutjobs called "Joel's Army". They're known as "Dominionists", and they feel it will be their duty to impose Christian dominion on unbelievers. (I'm sensing a theme in life, here, only I care a lot more about these nutjobs because they aren't based in Saudi Arabia.)

But, the biggest article I've found about it so far is on AlterNet, who are a bunch of anti-religion whackos, generally, which is another part of why I say it only might be a problem. For all I know it's just a smear campaign. I just thought I'd put up a flag so you could know to keep your eyes open.

jsid-1220278600-596115  DJ at Mon, 01 Sep 2008 14:16:40 +0000

With any political candidate, it is interesting to compare the person's actual accomplishments to the fears conjured up about the candidate by conspiracy theorists.

With Obama, the fears win out because the accomplishments are virtually zero. Something minus zero is, well, what, exactly?

With Palin, I am as impressed by her actual accomplishments as I am by the sense of ethics that guided them. The makes the work of the conspiracy theorists particularly difficult, methinks.

Mastiff is right; this is going to be a fun election from now on. Wait for the "debates" between Palin and Biden. Normally, I prefer to watch paint dry, but I think I'll watch these.

jsid-1220279409-596116  markm at Mon, 01 Sep 2008 14:30:09 +0000

perlhaqr: The the 8 years she was a mayor and 2 years as governor, are there any examples of her actually trying to "impose Christian dominion on unbelievers"?

jsid-1220287140-596119  Kendrick at Mon, 01 Sep 2008 16:39:00 +0000

I think that this is the basic reason that most republicans are ecstatic about her and most democrats think she's horrible.

I'd prefer that she had more experience, sure. But for me a proven record of reform *against the the republican party* is worth at least as much as 4 or 6 more years of experience.

Democrats may find it hard to believe that those of us voting Republican want real reforms and therefore want to vote for a ticket with a real, proven reformer rather than some party puppet like Obama who promises "hope and change" when he made his career through dirty Chicago politics as usual.

With this decision, McCain has made his candidacy about Palin '12 or '16 as much as McCain '08. That was a very, very smart move. I was seriously wondering if McCain was going to put up a real fight at all. This gives me hope that maybe the old man can fight smarter and pull it out.

jsid-1220288216-596121  GrumpyOldFart at Mon, 01 Sep 2008 16:56:56 +0000

I know he said he wouldn't go negative, but nonetheless, I think that the theme of the Republican campaign needs to be:

McCain - Palin '08
REAL Change, Because Talk is Cheap.

jsid-1220294372-596123  perlhaqr at Mon, 01 Sep 2008 18:39:32 +0000

And, oh dear lord, have you seen what DailyKos is saying about Gov. Palin?

It's impressive. It's 9/11 Troofer impressive.


jsid-1220298916-596125  James at Mon, 01 Sep 2008 19:55:16 +0000

Straight out of the troofer's handbook. A self-contradictory narrative that tries to leave you with a general impression of a conspiracy without actually providing any evidence.

Notice how they provide a seemingly damning statement (in bold or linked for added emphasis) and then follow it up with a statement that contradicts it. The most obvious are the Alaska Air and Downs Syndrome "facts".

Pictures that always show Palin with an obscured abdomen and pictures of a 16 year old girl with baby fat who obviously isn't trying to hide anything isn't evidence.

Those people are Evil.

jsid-1220300044-596126  James at Mon, 01 Sep 2008 20:14:04 +0000

I guess it was more than baby fat.


jsid-1220302334-596131  DJ at Mon, 01 Sep 2008 20:52:14 +0000

More to the point, if Palin's daughter is five months pregnant now, then she couldn't have had a baby four months ago. My prediction is that their next "troof" will be that Palin's daughter is now only three months pregnant, so she got pregnant after giving birth four months ago.

jsid-1220303436-596133  DJ at Mon, 01 Sep 2008 21:10:36 +0000

Yup. Shoulda looked for it. Found it at Ace.

I won't point to the source and dirty up Kevin's parlor. Ace doesn't seem to mind, and you can find it there. But I will quote the incredible:

"Of course. A conservative family that can't even control their own daughter's sexual behavior. Is that what we want in a potential President? An unmarried pregnant girl about to have her second child out of wedlock. Her first, unfortunately, has Downs syndrome. Palin is the WORST choice McCain could have made. The man doesn't think with the head on his shoulders."

Yup, Heinlien got it right: Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.

jsid-1220305528-596136  James at Mon, 01 Sep 2008 21:45:28 +0000


They keep digging the hole. Repugnant.

It looks like he had the date on the picture wrong as well. It was taken in 2006. So are they going to say this is number 3?


jsid-1220377605-596160  Sarah at Tue, 02 Sep 2008 17:46:45 +0000

I'm P.O.'d at McCain. This is not what I wanted, damnit, to be all giddy and excited about the election, let alone to care.

Ah, well. :-)

And watching the left go absolutely apoplectic (or Level Four unhinged, sweaty, barking nutwad insane) is a bonus. Albeit kind of a depressing one.

jsid-1220404985-596168  W. W Woodward at Wed, 03 Sep 2008 01:23:05 +0000

Telling the truth and sticking to one's principles are usually politically fatal. (Ask Dr. Paul.) But, one can only hope.

I had fully intended to write in Dr. Paul's name even if it invalidated my ballot. I've 'bout decided to renege on my vow and vote for Mrs. Palin.

jsid-1220719593-596290  pax at Sat, 06 Sep 2008 16:46:33 +0000

From here, maybe? http://hotair.com/archives/2008/08/31/palin-no-panic-pick-wapo/

Awesome in any case.

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