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"US Republican vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin took her first swipe at her Democratic counterpart Saturday, casting Joe Biden as a Washington insider incapable of change.
"The choice a presidential nominee makes for a running mate says a lot about him," Palin told a flag-waving crowd at an airport hangar in the western state of Colorado.
"Senator Biden can claim many chairmanships across many, many years in Washington and certain many friends in the Washington establishment, but even those admirers would not call him an agent of change."
The Republican ticket, solidified just this past week shortly after standardbearer John McCain chose Palin, the 44-year-old governor of Alaska, to be his running mate, has been trying to poach Democratic White House nominee Barack Obama's mantle of change by promising to reform Washington.""US Republican vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin took her first swipe at her... more
A seemingly objective Q-and-A about Sarah Palin.
Among the questions: How long has Palin known John McCain? Did she oppose the so-called "Bridge to Nowhere"? What was her position on the surge? Did she really stand up to big oil? Did she fly all the way from Texas to Alaska this April after her water broke? And What's her workout secret?A seemingly objective Q-and-A about Sarah Palin. Among the questions: How long has... more
It was the most important Convention in American political history.
At the beginning, the Republicans looked weary, stale, flat and unprofitable. Their candidate was old, tainted by an unpopular war, a stricken economy, and an eight-year presidency that the voters were booing off the stage. Barack Obama was young, eloquent and renewing. He had the future and the big momentum.
Now, everything is in flux. Last weekend, I phoned around my Republican friends. Who is Sarah Palin and what do you know about her? It was the most important Convention in American political history. At the... more
The banners, buttons and signs say McCain-Palin, but the crowds say something else.
"Sa-rah! Pa-lin!" came the chant at a Colorado Springs rally on Saturday moments before Republican nominee John McCain took the stage with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a woman who was virtually unknown to the nation just a week earlier. The day before, thousands screamed "Sa-rah! Sa-rah! Sa-rah!" at an amphitheater outside Detroit.
"Real change with a real woman," read one sign at a Wisconsin rally. "Hurricane Sarah leaves liberals spinning," cried another.
In the short time since McCain spirited the 44-year-old first-term governor out of Alaska and onto a national stage as his running mate, Palin has become...
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The banners, buttons and signs say McCain-Palin, but the crowds say something else.... more
“Senator McCain’s choice for a running mate is beyond belief. By choosing Sarah Palin, McCain has clearly made a decision to continue the Bush legacy of destructive environmental policies.
“Sarah Palin, whose husband works for BP (formerly British Petroleum), has repeatedly put special interests first when it comes to the environment. In her scant two years as governor, she has lobbied aggressively to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling, pushed for more drilling off of Alaska’s coasts, and put special interests above science. Ms. Palin has made it clear through her actions that she is unwilling to do even as much as the Bush administration to address the impacts of global warming. Her most recent effort has been to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove the polar bear from the endangered species list, putting Big Oil before sound science. As unbelievable as this may sound, this actually puts her to the right of the Bush administration.
“This is Senator McCain’s first significant choice in building his executive team and it’s a bad one. It has to raise serious doubts in the minds of voters about John McCain’s commitment to conservation, to addressing the impacts of global warming and to ensuring our country ends its dependency on oil.”
“Senator McCain’s choice for a running mate is beyond belief. By choosing... more
Liberals are saying Comrades, er uh I mean fellow Democrats, "Palin has zero experience as a Community Organizer". How could she possibly be ready to be President?
Sarah Palin has NO plagiarism experience as well.
Sarah Palin will NOT appease Iran and Syria, not to mention Ayers, Wright, Farrakhan and The Nation of Islam.
How many articles has she written for Harvard Law Review?
We have not heard her say "um", "uh" or "er" once, so how could she possibly communicate with Obama followers?
Sarah Palin has NEVER even fulfilled any kind of quota.
Our Obama-Messiah has created a whole new class of Americans, 'Bitterclingers' who might see this 'SarahCudda' as relating to them. Quoting our 'Obama' "this is NOT unacceptable".
This woman doesn't represent 'The American Woman', she didn't even allow her young to die in a dirty hospital utility room alone.
Sarah Palin was pictured with a gun and a soldier. Need we say more about her lack of Patriotisim?
Horrors of Horrors her husband is probably a 'vicious' Promise Keeper.
Sarah Palin is a mockery to 'women' everywhere! She's like some sort of different species of human!
Liberals are saying Comrades, er uh I mean fellow Democrats, "Palin has zero... more
Unlike Barack Obama's recent Saddleback Church performance, when Sarah Palin's teleprompter stopped working properly, she continued her flawless oratory and delivered the speech of a lifetime!
Yes, she did have notes in front of her - when you've had enough EXPERIENCE, you'd be foolish not to have them!
Unlike Barack Obama's recent Saddleback Church performance, when Sarah... more
Seth Graham Smith's reasoning here is undeniable. Obama had better hope not too many people read this article! Seth Graham Smith's reasoning here is undeniable. Obama had better hope not too... more
Did I mention she’s a hard-core denier?
Q: What is your take on global warming and how is it affecting our country?
A: A changing environment will affect Alaska more than any other state, because of our location. I’m not one though who would attribute it to being man-made.
That would be McCain’s VP pick, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, in a new interview. Needless to say, if humans aren’t the cause of global warming, then it’s a random cycle that will eventually reverse itself, so 1) you’d be crazy to mandate sharp reductions in greenhouse gas emissions like McCain (says he) wants, and 2) the polar bear can fend for itself.
So it’s no surprise that in May, Palin announced the state will sue the Interior Department over its decision to list the polar bear as threatened. As she explained in an op-ed for the NYT in January:
… adding polar bears to the nation’s list of endangered species, as some are now proposing, should not be part of those efforts….
I strongly believe that adding them to the list is the wrong move at this time….
The Center for Biological Diversity, an environmental group, has argued that global warming and the reduction of polar ice severely threatens the bears’ habitat and their existence. In fact, there is insufficient evidence that polar bears are in danger of becoming extinct within the foreseeable future.
Uhh, no. Does anybody out there still think the Arctic won’t be ice free by 2020? If so, I want your money and am still trying to take more bets on this. The National Snow and Ice Data Center’s Mark Serreze said on Wednesday, “No matter where we stand at the end of the melt season it’s just reinforcing this notion that Arctic ice is in its death spiral.”
The only question that remains is — Can the polar bear survive the loss of its primary habitat? Even the Bush’s uber- Conservative Interior Secretary Dirk Kepthorne had to admit the basic case (see Bye-polar Kempthorne: Polar bear IS endangered, but “Rule will allow continuation of vital energy production in Alaska”):
* The polar bears need sea ice for feeding.
* The sea ice is being destroyed by human-caused emissions, faster than the models had predicted.
* Thus, the polar bear is endangered.
This is a very widely held scientific view:
“The survival of polar bears as a species is difficult to envisage under conditions of zero summer sea-ice cover,” concludes the 2004 Arctic Climate Impact Assessment, by leading scientists from the eight Arctic nations, including the United States. Another 20 study, by Canadian scientists, agreed:
[G]iven the rapid pace of ecological change in the Arctic, the long generation time, and the highly specialised nature of polar bears, it is unlikely that polar bears will survive as a species if the sea ice disappears completely.
But Palin says “My decision is based on a comprehensive review by state wildlife officials of scientific information from a broad range of climate, ice and polar bear experts.” A “broad range.” Yeah. Must be the same broad group of experts McCain talked to when he said “When you say wind, solar and tide, most every expert that I know says that, if you maximize that in every possible way, the contribution that that would make given the present state of technology is very small, is very small” (see The real, Luddite McCain: “The truly clean technologies don’t work”).
BTW, it also looks like Palin is breaking the law on behalf of mining interests.
Finally, Palin supported Buchanan’s far-right, hate-filled campaign in 1999, when she was mayor of a town of 6,500 people.Did I mention she’s a hard-core denier? Q: What is your take on global... more
A week ago, most Americans had never heard of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Now, following a Vice Presidential acceptance speech viewed live by more than 40 million people, Palin is viewed favorably by 58% of American voters. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 37% hold an unfavorable view of the self-described hockey mom...
...Perhaps most stunning is the fact that Palin's favorable ratings are now a point higher than either man at the top of the Presidential tickets this year...
The reast is at the link...
A week ago, most Americans had never heard of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Now,... more
Sarah Palin may be more of a threat to Obama than Democrats are recognizing. Dismissing her would be just as dangerous as dismissing women voters.Sarah Palin may be more of a threat to Obama than Democrats are recognizing.... more
How can you debate the fact that Sarah Palin is unfit to be president?
Are there any McCain supporters out there that can present some facts instead of insults or copied and pasted blah blah?
Ive actually seen people claim that she has just as much or even more experience than Senator Obama. Its no wonder that people dont trust politicians! We have john McCain looking America right in the eye and saying, "I am very pleased and very privileged to introduce to you, the next vice president of the United States. Governor Sarah Palin of the great state of Alaska!"
If john McCain wins this election (despite the incompetent, out of touch and dishonest train wreck of a campaign that undermines and insults every American voter), then this country is doomed beyond repair. Not just because of the things John McCain will do to destroy it, but because it will show how the republican party owns and runs this country with unlimited power to do whatever it wants without respectable resistance from the people.How can you debate the fact that Sarah Palin is unfit to be president? Seriously!... more
She has defended Alaska's right to shoot down wolves from the air to boost caribou and moose herds for hunters, and - contrary to a view held by McCain - is not convinced that global warming is the result of human activity
John McCain was all about global warming and the integrity of the science. The selection of Sarah Palin is a complete reversal from that position," said Rep. Brad Miller, D-N.C., who traveled to the South Pole with McCain in 2006 to visit with scientists studying climate change. "She is disturbingly part of the pattern of the Bush administration in their approach to science generally and the science of the environment in particularShe has defended Alaska's right to shoot down wolves from the air to boost... more
That's a lot of transfers, was she trying to hide something. Smells like another scandal. Lets show these GOPers how to vet a candidateThat's a lot of transfers, was she trying to hide something. Smells like another... more
NBC political director Chuck Todd, weighing in shortly after Sarah Palin's fiery speech before the Republican faithful, declared "Conservatives have found their Obama."
Right-wing radio host Laura Ingraham agreed, telling Fox's Greta Van Susteren that it was the "night conservatives have been waiting for."
Ingraham continued with high praise: "It's one of the best political speeches I have heard ever!"
NBC political director Chuck Todd, weighing in shortly after Sarah Palin's fiery... more
Palin goes on the attack against Obama-Biden.
In her first speech as vice-presidential nominee on the McCain ticket, the Governor of Alaska pulled no punches against the Democrats.
Pepe Escobar, born in Brazil is the roving correspondent for Asia Times and an analyst for The Real News Network. He's been a foreign correspondent since 1985, based in London, Milan, Los Angeles, Paris, Singapore, and Bangkok. Since the late 1990s, he has specialized in covering the arc from the Middle East to Central Asia, including the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He has made frequent visits to Iran and is the author of Globalistan and also Red Zone Blues: A Snapshot of Baghdad During the Surge both published by Nimble Books in 2007.Palin goes on the attack against Obama-Biden. In her first speech as... more
GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin takes the stage.