You Shouldn’t be Allowed to Vote in the 2008 Presidential Election if…. (Part 2)

… you believe McCain picked the best available running mate.

Nothing against Sarah Palin but she wasn’t even the most qualified woman available for the position (Meg Whitman, Kay Hutchinson)… and that’s not debatable, it’s a fact.  I’m not going to get into Palin’s “experience” because, quite honestly, any truthful account of her resume would seem like hyperbole.

Really, you can’t make this stuff up (or at leat I can’t, kudos to you Mr. McCain for furthering to blur the lines between fantasy and reality).  A 44 year old self described “hockey mom” of 5 running for Vice President?  Didn’t Disney make a movie about that a few years ago?

The good news is her husband is an oil production operator.  Shocking that she supports drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge…

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5 Responses to You Shouldn’t be Allowed to Vote in the 2008 Presidential Election if…. (Part 2)

  1. ncarnes says:

    Actually I would keep your header but add…

    …If you actually believe Obama did not make corrupt deals with Resco and had ‘any’ association with the unrepentant domestic terrorist William Ayers.

  2. Joe Cure says:

    It would be helpful if you’d add a few links in support but there’s obviously evidence of marginally ethical dealings on both sides.

  3. ncarnes says:

    Joe, I would actually disagree with you on the statement about “but there’s obviously evidence of marginally ethical dealings on both sides” to this degree. There is still a lot that has yet to be uncovered about the Obama/Ayers connection. Hundreds of documents were just released that tie Obama to Ayers and are in the process of being reviewed by Media outletts, some of Obama’s history with Ayers can be seen here and the report about the documents:
    http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/08/26/newly-released-documents-highlight-obamas-relationship-with-ayers/

    The difference with this issue is not that it is a simple “marginal ethical dealing” Ayers and his group are convicted domestic “terrorists” who killed innocent Americans by detonating bombs. His statement on September 11th was that his only regret was “that we didn’t do more.” It is a sad day when an American Presidential candidate can have a relationship with an unrepentant terrorist and its able to slip under the radar. This relationship goes beyond marginal ethical dealings. It not only raises major ethical questions and problems, it raises questions about his judgment and his ability to protect us against the very people who killed over 3,000 people on September 11th, the day Mr. Ayers decided to express his regret of not doing what Al-qaeda did pull off.

    As far as the Rezko association here is a link to a news article that will get you started, from here you can do your own research to follow the info they have provided in their article:
    http://www.suntimes.com/news/watchdogs/757340,CST-NWS-watchdog24.article

    And what evidence is there from the Republican side of “marginally ethical dealings?” I am not familiar with any.

  4. Anty M. says:

    Interestingly enough, I just heard a Gallop Poll and McCain’s numbers haven’t changed at all and Obama’s dropped a point so she didn’t make a big impression…unless the Republicans are just too scared to react. It will be interesting to see what the pulse of the country is in a week. Honestly, I don’t think our country can handle anyone as conservative as she. I do consider woman and minority issue relevant in my decision making process. I consider them above all else. I think she would hurt them both. To her credit she did negotiate a great pipeline contract for Alaska. She threw out the first couple rounds of bids as being too low. My hat is off to her there. I do agree that with 200,000 million Alaskan acres, giving up 2000 for oil drilling is ok. I would prefer an Alaskan Republican watching the oil companies than any other “type” of Republican. Even Obama has added off shore drilling to his portfolio of energy resources. I think anyone who can rile the Democrats was a good choice. Carter and Clinton were both governors before being President. I think a good President surrounds himself with people with expertise in areas where he (or she) is deficient in. Obama did that right out of the gate. Time will tell if McCain has too. First and foremost, she is a Momma BEAR. As we know, you don’t mess with Momma bears and I think she will put the nay sayers in their place I’m not for her at all but I think your opinion was reactionary and not broad enough.

  5. Joe Cure says:

    @ncarnes – unfortunately you don’t do much for your credibility with the last line. It’s okay to have an allegiance but helpful to be educated on the pros and cons of both sides rather than only one. Ever hear of the Keating Five? Being cited for “having exercised poor judgement” by the Senate Ethics Committee certainly counts as a “marginally ethical dealing” in my book.

    @AntyM, great points I completely agree with you up to the oil part but that’s a matter of policy differences. Oil clearly isn’t the future of energy so why continue drilling and prolonging the inevitable? A lack of oil isn’t the reason for the current recession, and economics aside I can’t imagine any logical argument for more drilling.

    Sorry I can’t help myself – you said “a good President surrounds himself with people with expertise in areas where he/she is deficient in”… so then McCain is saying he has no deficiencies? I know, too easy.

    Also, I think the Democrats are more elated than riled but that’s just my opinion. Update: It appears political donors agree

    With respect to the point on my position being reactionary – it’s important to be clear on the issue I raised in the post. I cannot produce and have yet to be confronted with a sound (used in a technical sense) positive argument for why/how Palin is the best VP candidate… probably because it’s not the case. You can debate until November 4th whether she is the “right” choice but the bottom line, and the point I made in the post, is simply that she is not the most qualified candidate and that is not a matter of opinion

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