John McCain With An Expectant Bristol Palin & Levi Johnston

John McCain was snapped with an expectant Bristol Palin and beau Levi Johnston at a Minneapolis airport Wednesday.

Jamie Lynn Spears has reached out to Bristol in a caring gesture. New mom Jamie Lynn, 17, sent a gift of $60 pink burp cloths to Bristol, 17, and along with it, a message of teen mom solidarity.

A spokesperson for Petit Tresor, the Los Angeles baby boutique from which the gift was bought, told that Jamie Lynn included a card with the package that read “Dear Bristol, Hang in there! XXOO, Jamie Lynn Spears.”

The spokesperson confirmed the Plain Mary burp cloths, a popular baby accessory among celebrity parents, were ordered by phone on behalf of Jamie Lynn.

That’s really sweet!



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  3. what is sarah up to now? says

    (Jonathan Martin and Jim VandeHei, Politico)
    In the past week, McCain — with new running mate Sarah Palin always close by his side — has transformed the Republican campaign narrative into what amounts to a running biography of this new political odd couple. In McCain’s new stump speech and first post-convention ad, the impression his strategists hope to leave is unmistakable. McCain is the war hero. Palin is the Every­mom. And together, they will rattle Washington. Considering the big challenges the country faces — two wars and a wobbly economy, for starters — the focus on personal narratives might strike some as jarringly superficial for the times. There is also significant danger for a campaign that emphasizes the personal over policy: The allure of even the most compelling — or unorthodox — life story can fade, begging the question: Where’s the beef? For McCain, the answer comes largely in policy positions that mirror those of an unpopular president, and for Palin, her brief time as a public figure prompts many more questions than answers. But the McCain campaign is betting its best chance to win is by aiming for the gut, not the heads, of voters

  4. what is sarah up to now? says

    she “told the Congress ‘thanks, but no thanks.’” Palin accepted non-earmarked money from Congress that could have been used for the bridge if she so desired. That she opted to use it for other state transportation purposes doesn’t qualify as standing up to Congress.

    The bridge reversal is not the only matter throwing doubt on Palin’s credentials as a government waste reformer. Watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense has reported that the small town of Wasilla, Alaska, which had not previously received significant federal funds, hauled in almost $27 million in earmarks while Palin was mayor. (McCain has explicitly criticized several of the Wasilla earmarks in recent years.) To help obtain these earmarks, Palin had hired Steven Silver, the former chief of staff for recently indicted Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, as Wasilla’s lobbyist.

    And Palin continued to solicit federal funds as governor. A request form on Stevens’ Web site shows that she requested $160.5 million in earmarks for the state in 2008, and almost $198 million for 2009.

    can you say OUCH?

  5. Tiger says

    I’d be glad to refresh your memory dear. His name is McCain. If he wins, God will turn his back on us once and for all and the ridiculous mockery of democracy that we have become, will finally crash and burn with McCain/Palin at the helm. My dears, McCain has not changed. He has and always will be a war monger with no capacity for compassion or a sense of humanity. All he wants is power – military power – and lots of it. He is scarier than Bin Laden and all of Al Qaeda combined. If you don’t believe me, go ahead vote for the Republican ticket; go ahead and pray that they win and if they do, just watch and wait. You may like the status quo now, but believe me that status quo is about to change in a mighty mighty way, especially if the kind of government administration we’ve had for the past eight years continues without a hiccup. McCain wants to take Washington back all right. He wants to put it in his back pocket (the money the money the money!!!) and run. But I fear not, for people like those, their due will eventually come, and burning in hell shall surely be their abode.

    When I read a message board like this, I lose all faith and hope in the people of this country. I don’t personally know the kind of small-minded bigots with no capacity for critical thinking or accurate spelling or intelligent writing that have written many a message here – all for McCain. ‘Nuff said.

    Peace out,
    from a white girl that is going to vote for Obama because quite frankly my dears, I DON’T love the smell of Napalm in the morning!

  6. WasWendy says

    Presidential hopeful Barack Obama has released a list of $740 million in earmark requests he made in the past three years, and it includes $1 million for the hospital where his wife Michelle is a vice president.

    The request for $1 million for the University of Chicago Medical Center was to help pay for construction of a new pavilion.

    She’s terrific,” added Michael Riordan, who was president of the hospital in March 2005, when Michelle Obama was promoted to vice president for external affairs and had her annual salary increased from $121,910 to $316,962. Mighty big salary for a non-profit hospital.


  7. Analise says

    WM, why don’t you stop posting ALL political related pics? Especially of Bristol Palin. You KNEW when you posted this that horrible things would be said about her and her family. What vile “people” post here.

  8. uh oh, sarah was caught in her lies says

    sorry friends, now you can check to see what sarah has been ly!ng about

  9. says

    From CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

    New McCain television ad claims Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin stopped the “Bridge to Nowhere”.
    (CNN) – The presidential campaigns of Barack Obama and John McCain are sparring over a new television ad claiming Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin stopped the “Bridge to Nowhere” — the infamous $400 million congressional earmark that became the ultimate symbol of excessive pork-barrel spending.

    Watch: the bogus ad

    The new McCain ad, set to air in key states, calls both the Arizona senator and Palin “original mavericks,” and characterizes the Alaska governor as an ardent opponent of the 2005 bridge proposal championed by Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens connecting Ketchikan, Alaska to the Ketchikan airport on Gravina Island (Population: 50).

    Several opponents of Palin, as well as the non-partisan fact check have noted the claim she was against the bridge is not entirely accurate — the Alaska governor was for the bridge during her 2006 gubernatorial bid, and did not begin opposing it until it became clear the project was doomed on Capitol Hill.

    Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton went even further Monday, calling the assertion a flat out “lie.”

    “Despite being discredited over and over again by numerous news organizations, the McCain campaign continues to repeat the lie that Sarah Palin stopped the Bridge to Nowhere,” Burton said. “McCain and Palin will say or do anything to make people believe that they will change something besides the person sitting in the Oval Office.”

    But McCain spokesman Brian Rogers is standing by the claim, and said the Obama campaign is launching “hysterical attacks.”(right?)

    “The only people ‘lying’ about spending are the Obama campaign,” Rogers said. “The only explanation for their hysterical attacks is that they’re afraid that when John McCain and Sarah Palin are in the White House, Barack Obama’s nearly $1 billion in earmark spending will stop dead in its tracks.” while sarah as 27 million in ear marks.

    Rogers also provided several press clips noting Palin became a critic of the bridge in her early days as governor of Alaska.

    UPDATE: The JM says the Alaska Democratic Party has removed a Web page that credited Palin for killing the Bridge to Nowhere project.

    “National Democrats apparently want to rewrite history and say that Palin did not kill the Bridge to Nowhere,” the McCain campaign’s Michael Goldfarb said.

    can someone tell me, IF it was true that sarah stopped the bridge to no where, why would they take the ad down? regardless of what party it is/was? If it is true, then it is true. eh?

  10. Speaking of says

    Presidential hopeful Barack Obama has released a list of $740 million in earmark requests he made in the past three years, and it includes $1 million for the hospital where his wife Michelle is a vice president.

    The request for $1 million for the University of Chicago Medical Center was to help pay for construction of a new pavilion.

    She’s terrific,” added Michael Riordan, who was president of the hospital in March 2005, when Michelle Obama was promoted to vice president for external affairs and had her annual salary increased from $121,910 to $316,962. Mighty big salary for a non-profit hospital

  11. bracies says

    I can’t believe these two – canned speeches and all lies! She was originally for the bridge to knowwhere and got $27 million from lobbyists for pork barrel spending. Where do they come off saying their the candidates for change? More of the same old stuff.

  12. N says

    #143… are a moron…… It is an obvious typo…..the 0 is right above the o on the keyboard…..look! If not a typo she may have used a 0 thinking this site would block it. PRETTY OBVIOUS……. the rest of her post was fine. Also, why does everyone talk about the spelling….people are typing fast….probably at work and shouldn’t even be on the internet. YOU GOT HER POINT THOUGH!

  13. #206 says

    ” If in fact the lady or man lost their employment because of the way they spoke, that would bring a law suit.”

    Get off the crack…. If communication is an important part of a position you would have no grounds for a lawsuit. This is why there are so many issues with expenses rising, including healthcare…. frivolous lawsuits.

    I see it all the time. Employees can be stealing from the company but they will still turn around and try to sue for job loss. Again, it always comes back to accountability. Heaven forbid someone actually say, wow, I seriously screwed up, I guess I can now learn from my mistakes.

  14. fight4yourrights says

    I don’t get it.

    The McCain campaign puts out a spot that is so far past demonstrably false, it could have been proudly produced by Joseph Goebbels.

    She stopped the Bridge to Nowhere.

    Flat out lie.

    She supported it.

    He took on the drug companies?

    To what end, pray tell?

    She fought big oil?

    Ah, no–she increased the production “fee” on oil–the same sort of production “fee” every state in the U.S. where oil is produced imposes. (Call me cynical–but I’m guessing the $1400+ check she’s using the proceeds of that “fee”–which they’d be calling a tax increase if a Democrat had passed it–for to send to every voter in Alaska may account for a big part of the popularity her GOP backers keep shilling.)

    He took on Republicans and reformed Washington?

    Wait–didn’t he say last week that Washington is broken?

    So did he reform it over the weekend?

    She took on Republicans and reformed Alaska?

    So it that why Alaska is getting earmarks this year ten times higher per capita than the average state?

    As for the press saying–we just report what they’re saying–we’ll leave it to Democrats to check the facts?

    Gee–why did they teach me in journalism school that that was one of the most important jobs of the Fifth Estate?

    As my teenage daughter says…Whatevaaa!

    Leaving the lies aside–and simply dealing with the semantic foundation of the ad—I can’t hep but wonder–if the two of them have been such valiant and happy warriors against Republicans–why exactly are they running on the Republican ticket?

    Why exactly are Republicans–who remain the last great bastion of support for Bush, Cheney and all things Republicans–supposed to be voting for them?

    Seriously, you’re gonna be reading this from me more than once in the weeks ahead–these people think that we are all too stupid to see what they’re really up to.

    If that isn’t elitist–I don’t know what is.

    And if it doesn’t make your blood boil–well, you’re a better man than me. And don’t have anything remotely close to McCain’s anger management problems.

  15. v4O says

    McCain/Palin are 2 different kind of Mavericks.

    Sen.McCain wants to prove to the world that America is a super power that should be feared by all. That we will
    FIGHT with our might to eliminate the forces of Evil.
    All of our major issues that are people issues like the Economy…Health Care….Education… Energy….Global Warming….. the care of our Veterans… the Poor etc.etc.etc.
    are secondary to him.

    Gov.Palin comes from a different stripe. She is directed by
    God and her policies and theories support this claim.

    We now know that Sen.McCain in selecting Gov.Palin is not his own man.
    I would suggest that if Sen.McCain is elected that he should watch his own back as the Religious Right who are now in control of this election would much rather see Gov. Palin become President.

  16. v4O says


    But who are you to critizize how people talk? Please get off your high horse, and If in fact the lady or man lost their employment because of the way they spoke, that would bring a law suit. Also, you don’t know what was the reason behind this Individual Termination.
    Stuffy Republicans need to smell their own s h i t.

  17. education is important... says

    “… A white lady lied on me, and made me lose my job, DO you think that I generalize everyone. you are insane.”

    Maybe you lost your job because you can’t speak properly. Nobody ever takes responsibility when they get fired. It’s ALWAYS the fault of someone else.

  18. r a c i st people are small minded says

    If you truly care about our veterans and this great country of ours…

    …Don’t vote for John McCain.

    McCain voted against our troops MANY times in the senate.

    John McCain voted AGAINST 20 million dollars for veteran care facilities.

    John McCain voted AGAINST $322 million for safety equipment for our troops in Iraq.

    John McCain voted AGAINST $1 billion dollars in new equipment for the National Guard.

    John McCain voted AGAINST $430 million for veterans outpatient care.

    Barack voted FOR all of these troop support initiatives.

    They deserve better than McCain.

    We deserve better than McCain.


    Obama VS. McCain: Who Should You Vote For?

    and as for you generalizing all people is st upid. A white lady lied on me, and made me lose my job, DO you think that I generalize everyone. you are insane.

  19. fear of muslims... says

    I am a republican. I once had a serious relationship with a Muslim man. He was one of the sweetest, most giving people I have ever known.

    With that said, I did have trouble separating what was so often displayed by radical muslims verses what he represented as a Muslim. The media can spin anything any way they want. What is not addressed is that much of what is seen by the radical islamists have to do with their cultural leanings and lack of education.

    Don’t misundertand me, I am in no way saying that all smart muslims can never have the same feelings of hatred towards the US or other democratic nations. But there are 2 sides to every story. Our media is often very reckless in what and how they report.

    What is scary to me about Obama is that he has ties to some very radical people. If he came out and said I am Muslim that alone would not make me fear him or not want him to be president. But there are many other things that do. There is something just under the surface with Obama that I think is dangerous. It is a gut feeling for me that is further impacted by all the questionable relationships he has. It in no way has anything to do with the color of his skin. I am sure he is someone that I could sit down with for dinner and have a fantastic conversation.

    p.s. I think it is so wrong that people are tearing into Bristol Palin. Hillary Clinton’s daughter is 25 and she is still off limits to the media even though she was used very extensively on the campaign trail. Someone that is working on a campaign and speaking should be fair game.

  20. hillary says

    so many other clear-eyed thinkers are truly helping me to channel my rage at this dangerous stupidity. Fankly, I don’t know what angers me more: The fact the Repugs are doing it again OR that the same number of Americans are still falling for it! Some people will risk anything to avoid admitting defeat or that they’re in the cold, dead wrong. They’ll risk our our military service people, our economy, our environment, and our good relations with other countries. I’ve no doubt many of these neocons and fanatical evangelists would prefer to see our country go down in flames rather than face the truth. It makes me so sick.

  21. says

    I think the outcome will oddly enough reflect on Biden’s performance in the debate — if Palin ends up looking like a flake when she tries debating a Senator with thirty years experience, than the Repubs are toast…

    “It took some time in thinking about it, but I finally decided not to even bring up the issues with her family, for they are issues of family and should remain so.”
    Once she paraded those kids out into the spotlights and onto the covers of the tabloids, they ceased to become “issues of family.”

    And “once you know about her husband’s political interest in the Alaskan Independence Party…I think that’s enough.”
    Again, baloney.

  22. N says

    #91…. I wasn’t referring to choosing a president ….I was saying “Back and forth” referring to ARGUING with everyone.

    SO, You will vote for someone who “SAYS” they have conservative values…yet they don’t display them.
    Actions speak louder than words IMO.

  23. says

    Barack Obama slipped up in an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s This Week, where Barack Hussein Obama says:

    “You are absolutely right that John McCain, ah, has not talked about my Muslim faith…”

    George then interjects:

    “You’re Christian faith.”

    Obama just can’t seem to keep his lies straight when he isn’t reading from a teleprompter.

  24. Sinclair Lewis drunk fiction writer says

    “When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.” – Sinclair Lewis.

    1) SInclair Lewis died in 1951 from advanced alcoholism
    2) he wrote FICTION

    Nice quote from a drunk who died 57 years ago

  25. WasWendy says

    McCain/Palin up 10 (54-44) among LIKELY voters in the Gallup poll today.

    HUGE swing for McCain/Palin.


  26. says

    as we’ve already seen, those that support Republicans are too stupid to bother with facts or the truth. They are content to be lied to year after year by Republicans who talk about smaller government and less spending, while the facts prove that to be untrue. The are content to vote for Republicans who preach being patriotic but continue to start wars, kill our soldiers, and treat them like crap once they get home.

    “When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.” – Sinclair Lewis.

    Get ready folks. Fascism is nearly hear. Bush already laid the foundation… McCain/Palin will put it in effect.

  27. Sadie says

    I’m so sick of hearing you people whine about how the republicans and George Bush have run this country into the ground. The reason you people are in debt and losing your homes is because you spend more than you make. Greedy, overweight , want everything for free no right to call yourselves Americans, always asking for somebody to bail them out. Get over it. Quit buying houses you can’t afford, quit complaining because you are slowly tipping the scales at obese & don’t have healthcare to take care of your clogged arteries….. it’s disgusting. You think Obama is going to save you people from stuffing another whopper in your mouth or getting another credit card or maybe helping you out of your mortgage crisis. Try not buying the brand new cars, the new entertainment system, etc…
    Here’s a novel idea, don’t spend money you don’t have on stuff you don’t need.
    Respect the people who have risked their lives for this country. Respect your country. The reason you have the right to voice your whiny opinions is because of people like John McCain who have risked theirs lives for you and your families to be able to live and speak the way you want.

  28. says

    She IS NOT a superstar. SHE shouldn’t get special treatment. Her ambitions got her into this, she should face the press. She shouldn’t debate where to talk to people. She is so scandelous. What is sad, is the Id!otic women that are weak minded is falling for the Bs. Watch this clip and tell me do you democrats or republicans that are voting for the democrats say so.

    It is harder for Obama, Because he is Black. If you say that it isn’t about skin color, You are ly!ng. R*cist people do not want to see a successful, black man in the white house, even if his campaign makes more sense, than Mcbushlin’s. It had to appeal to the republicans for ste*ling their plan, McBushlin’s campaign change everyday, Palin won’t come out of hiding until she is coached for another speech. The republicans get testy, If anybody questions her about her experience, How is she going to represent our country? what? just because she is a woman, that is quick to holler sex!sm? She can hide behind that.. I can wait until Biden m0ps the floor with her waitress hair

  29. lindsay says

    Robert L. Bixby (as quoted by The New York Times): It’s feasible to balance the budget by 2013, but very unlikely under the policies Senator McCain has proposed. The spending cuts are far too vague to be counted on for significant savings and, even if they were more specific, I can’t see how they would come close to offsetting the level of tax cuts he recommends

  30. waswendy, don't get your bloomers in a bunch :D says

    Obama 301 McCain 224 Ties 13

    Senate Dem 56 GOP 43 Ties
    House Dem 243 GOP 192

  31. Amyyeager2 says

    I wouldnt brag yet to all you Republicans out there… we havent even started the debates yet and they have Palin in hiding? McCain and Palin are TOAST after the debates!

    and BTW, you think your taxes will go UP with Obama? Did you not catch McCain saying 5 million is the defining point of middle class?

  32. kelly says

    GEE, waswendy seems pretty bored. It seems like she isn’t a good pretender, since all her messages seem to say the same thing, and the anonymous poster said
    wow. desperate Republicans are funny.

  33. WasWendy says

    John McCain has taken a lead over Barack Obama, 48-45 percent, according to the latest Gallup Daily Tracking poll out Sunday. It is the largest advantage for McCain, though still within the 2-point margin of error, since May.

    Bye bye Obama……………….

    What McCain did was pure genius. And political larceny. 🙂 He stole every advantage Obama had (change, youth, fresh face, etc.) and made it his own. Suddenly Obama is old news – Sarah is the excitement. Wih the press refusing to call Obama out, McCain had to do it.

  34. WasWendy says

    McCain and Palin have had a +10 upswing in the polls in one week.

    They are getting huge crowds wherever they go.

    McCain/Palin will win the election. Mark my words. 🙂

  35. Latest Poll numbers says

    John McCain has taken a lead over Barack Obama, 48-45 percent, according to the latest Gallup Daily Tracking poll out Sunday. It is the largest advantage for McCain, though still within the 2-point margin of error, since May.

    Bye bye Obama……………….

  36. White and Black support for Obama says






    Yeah you are right. the case was on long before she was selected to be McCain running mate. If was not Republican running mate and she was guilty she could be remove from Office she abused.

    Now it will be more difficult for investigate her now that she is a running mate.

    Where is independent investigation when Republican already turn it to be political motivation?

    You fired a person when that person refused to fire a police officer. The big question is,:


    I know Sarah Palin has something to do with his firing period

  37. Ruth Sisk from Anch, AK says

    McCain is bought and paid. Don’t believe his words. Look at his actions. And Palin, she has a degree in Journalism. That is a NOTHING degree. He attended 6 different colleges in 5 years. I bet she is bumb as a brick. And, her daughter is “knocked up” at 16. What a disgrace. And this is what you want in the White House. I think not.

  38. Ruth Sisk from Anch, AK says

    When Sarah Palin won the race for Governor of Alaska, in a very tight race, she stated she would “not let Alaskans down” and would “not disappoint us”. Well, she has done just that. Had we known more about her (and I really don’t understand why we can’t learn in local races the kind of information dug up on the national level), she would never have won the race of Governor. She stated she puts the State of Alaska first – really? She’s left Alaska at a crucial time, to run for a position that she mocked just six weeks ago in a televised interview when she asked, “….just what does the VP really do? I’m used to being productive…”. That’s how important Alaska was to her. Willing to leave her productive day, for an unproductive job, just to further her political aspirations. Let’s get 2 things straight: 1.) Sarah Palin will not put the “country fist”, Sarah Always puts Sarah first. 2.) The polls that state she has one of the highest approval ratings for any governor, would probably reflect quite a different story as of today!!! I really wish the Media would quite touting her as a Gov. that everyone up here loves, because that’s a story that is VERY RAPIDLY changing!!! And, by the way, I’m “undeclared” and I voted for Palin as our Gov., so no, I’m not just knocking her b/c I’m a democrate. I’m knocking her because she’s earned it!!!!!!

  39. megan says

    Mccaine said that he doesn’t even know when the kids will come home from war, although the surge is working, 6 people died in iraq just this month alone, and 4 more unidentified. And he doesn’t think that this is important. I mean come on people, Stop thinking of your money only. This is lives that we are talking about

  40. megan says

    Mccaine said that he doesn’t even know when the kids will come home from war, although the surge is working, 6 people died in iraq just this month alone, and 4 more unidentified. And he doesn’t think that this is important. I mean come on people, Stop thinking of your money only. This is lives that we are talking about

  41. megan says

    Don’t you people know that it is kids dying all over the world. John mccaine doesn’t care how many years the war will go on, every year he says” I don’t care how many years we have been at war, we could be in war another 50 years, and he says that war isn’t important. WTF? Am I hearing? A young soldier sh-t himself in the knee, because he could bare the idea of him going back to war, another soldier jumped off the roof of his house and ruptured his spine, because he didn’t want to go to war.Don’t you people care about the familes that are losing their children?

  42. megan says

    It’s common for politicians copy each other’s lines, but what McCain has been doing is so blatantly copying practically ANYTHING that was originated by Obama. McCain decided that they want a “historiy making” candidate since Obama is one, so they whip out Palin. Then all of a sudden McCain/Palin are “change agents” when it’s been Obama’s slogan for 20 months, What’s next?

    The only thing I have heard that is truth that came out of Palin’s mouth is that she is pitbull. Apparently, she is so overly aggressive that she will mow down anything that comes in her way of getting what she wants, that if you do no agree with her, she takes it personally and will make you pay and her ambition lies above and beyond her family and her integrity. Is this what America wants to lead this country? Give me a break.

  43. oriana says

    #165, Sept. 11th may have happened 7 years ago but it is the same as yesterday to me and I would prob think it is to the families of the lives that were lost also. I think we should all be fearful as long as there are people like Bin Laden still alive and threatening any countries safety. I don’t say to live in fear but to be aware and don’t get too lax in our attitude.

    I don’t have a son or family member in Iraq but I easily could have. We have no business over there, there were no Weapons of Mass Destruction! Our troops should be in Afgan and looking for the ones that tried to destroy us, and did destroy many families.

    I do support the troops but I don’t want to see any 18 year olds or 28 year olds for that matter, being sent off to die and be crippled.

  44. vote for obama says

    tanner aka kms

    KIDS have been dying over seas everyday. How can you say that nothing has happen in 7 years? HELLLLLLLO wtf have you been drinking for 7 years? what? If you are capable of turning on your television, and see that it is kids that are dying everyday and president bush, never have anything different to say, just the same old cr ap. YOU people are pretty shallow. Im sorry but you are.

  45. phnxgirl says

    I just logged on and can’t believe this has 172 posts! Must be some heated conversations going on.

  46. TANNER says

    Obama for President- “airhead” is cracking me up!
    Is anyone that doesn’t agree with you an airhead?
    and funny how you didn’t have anything to say about my comment about 9/11 and the safe USA for the past 7 years… you just start talking about the music that was played at the RNC..pleasssssssse

    KMS-thank you!!! and I agree with you too!

  47. KMS says

    Obama for president – GREAT poll! I mean taking it from the most liberal channel – CNN. Seriously – I suppose you think it’s a fair channel don’t you? It’s common knowledge that the major networks and CNN and MSNBC are owned, run and ruled by liberals. So that poll doesn’t worry me.

    In fact if Obama gets in – I don’t get worried either. Because I think after him for 4 years people will be begging for something else. Unless you LIKE handing your money over to the government.

    Vote Obama for: bigger government, higher taxes….and oh yeah ….Hope.

    I love that one. Hope. Too funny. I love how you libs all lap that one up.

  48. KMS says

    Tanner – 1000% agree!

    And to I heart Canada – even though 9/11 was 7 years ago – are you naive enough to believe that it might not happen again? We have to fight terrorist on THEIR turf, not ours. Seriously – if we ever do experience another attack then everybody will all be back to where we were 7 years ago when people would do anything to fight terrorists. How quickly people forget.

    Alaska Native – I never said Palin was my “savior” so not sure where that came from. But seriously – I’m still waiting to hear what Obama has done and how he has done more than any right winger. I’d love to hear.

    I cannot understand how people WANT higher taxes? You want the government to take more of your hard earned money? Why?

  49. Obama for president says

    Which party’s convention made the stronger case for why its candidate should be elected to the White House?
    Democrats 58% 115981
    Republicans 33% 64956
    Neither 9% 17386
    Total Votes: 198323

  50. Obama for president says

    don’t worry ladies and gents

    tanner and her multiple personalities are air heads! They do not know anything, they are just going along with the flow! They need to get informed

    larry king and CNN
    Quick Vote
    Will you vote for John McCain?
    Yes 19% 1025
    No 81% 4250
    Total Votes: 5275
    This is not a scientific poll
    Quick Vote

  51. Obama for president says

    A Happy Ending: McCain Campaign Now Contributing to Obama
    by BarbinMD
    Sat Sep 06, 2008 at 05:40:44 PM PDT
    As noted in yesterday’s Midday Open Thread:

    The ladies of Heart have contacted the McCain/Palin campaign and asked them to immediately cease and desist from using their song “Barracuda.”

    Unfortunately for the Wilson sisters, “as the song is licensed for public performance under a blanket fee,” and since the McCain campaign paid those fees to use the song, there is nothing Heart can do about its use. But there is a bright side to this story. Roger Fisher, the band’s former guitarist and co-writer of the song said that:

    …he strongly endorsed the Democratic ticket, and would donate a portion of royalties he receives from the Republicans’ airing of “Barracuda” to the campaign of Sen. Barack Obama.

    “With my contribution to Obama’s campaign, the Republicans are now supporting Obama,” he said.

  52. TANNER says

    and if you “heart Canda” why don’t you just live up there and not worry about us down here…

  53. TANNER says

    last time I checked there wasn’t a draft in the USA and people choose if they want to go in the armed forces

    I do not have children in Iraq but I did have family in the World Trade Center…
    7 years ago doesn’t make it any better either.

    Ruled by Fear? no, but I do want a President that I feel will finish a fight and keep us safe!.and you know what since 9/11-we have had 7 years of safe in the USA..

    sounds like the goverenment has done such a bad job after all…

  54. I heart Canada says

    Tanner and Samsmom
    You are being ruled by fear! 9/11 happened 7 years ago!
    The u.s.a has not been attacked since. One question for you ladies are your children fighting in Iraq?? Do you intend on sending them off as soon as they hit the tender age of 18????

  55. TANNER says

    you know Amy first of all I have to laugh at you for acting like you know anything about me because you don’t-trust me…

    saying Bush is the reason we are at war is just about the craziest thing I have heard-come on

    then believing that about Palin is just a cry for attention..

    and Bush isn’t my messiah-Jesus Christ is..

    and I’m not voting for Bush-I am voting for McCain..

    thinking that McCain is just like Bush is like saying
    Obama is just like Ford and Carter..

  56. amy says


    Like people don’t visit different web sites? and comment some where else!

    Can we say A I R H E A D?

  57. amy says

    The reason why we went to war is because Of your messiah Bush! He wanted more oil and osama didn’t take to lightly to his demands! read a book tanner, than just skipping to the tanning booths.

    that it is being reported on the wire that people have heard Sarah Palin refer to to Barack Obama as a “sambo”

    Besides insulting Obama with a Step-N’-Fetch-It, “darkie musical” swipe, people who know her say she refers regularly to Alaska’s Aboriginal people as “Arctic Arabs

  58. TANNER says

    Jules- Maybe I am tried of people and family I know dying during the SEPTEMBER 11th attacks!
    have you forgotten about that?
    there is a reason we are at war!

  59. jennie says

    There’s more to leadership than being governor in the 3rd smallest state in the union. Look at Obama’s campaign: pick smart, talented people; lead by example; stay within the budget; run a tight ship; inspire others to your cause; take responsibility for your mistakes and learn from them. I like the way he does things.

    McCain wouldn’t have gotten this far without his wife’s checkbook – he was circling the bowl more than once. Hillary, while an exceptional woman in many ways, is still paying off her campaign bills.

    Biden is not a risk-free choice – he has been know to put his foot in it now and then, But he’s smart and respected. I’m guessing the GOP are mostly upset because Hillary would be an easier target for their swiftboating.

    I know there are lots of people who want someone who is a regular guy/gal. I don’t think the office calls for a regular person; it calls for an extraordinarily gifted communicator not a haranguer

    A well delivered speech, but so far I heard nothing of real substance from Palin. The McCain operatives are cautiously orchestrating and staging Palin’s every move and carefully crafting her every word with canned scripts.

    The truth is Mc Cain is flaunting Palin like his trophy girl… now how sexist is that?

    They do not want the American people to really know Palin authentically and honestly and they will not allow her to express her opinions on the hard issues freely and openly.

    They will surely keep Palin caged. She is on a short leash with a muzzle and is being well trained to attack on demand. Heel Sarah heel.

  60. WasWendy says

    oh, I see it is the same 4 people that keep defending her, and the majority of the posters agree with me.


    I sense the Obama gang has recruited some Daily Kos and DU types to post here.

  61. brande says

    It was under God’s direction that George Bush led the country into the current mess. It’s not God I distrust; it’s any one person’s claim to believe he or she can hear the directions so clearly, putting everyone else in the world at risk.

  62. alaska native says

    oh, I see it is the same 4 people that keep defending her, and the majority of the posters agree with me. SO, that means that you are really out numbered! why don’t you 4 travel to where ever palin is at, and tell her to stop repeating the same speech, and please tell John Mccain to stop telling people, that bogus airplaine story! Thanks!


  63. alaska native says

    awlllllllllll KMS, is afraid, that her savior Palin is going to lose! YOU Should be! I bet that you never step a toe in Alaska! Obama, has done more than any of you right wing republicans has done

  64. KMS says

    Alaska Native – Now that you’ve done homeowrk on Alaska – enlighten us with what Obama has done. Can’t wait to hear what you dig up.

  65. KMS says

    Samsmom – I couldn’t agree more! I will do what i want with my money – not hand it over to the gov to hand out.

    Jill – It’s also pretty obvious that you are not aware of the fact that Palin’s teleprompter was out for part of her speech so she was not as you say reading a speech from a teleprompter.

    And everybody: get over the fact that a speechwriter wrote her speech. The speech was about HER LIFE so do you really think they’re writing some speech that Bush made up? It is a collaborative effort. Do you think Obama sits down before bed each night and reads his? And have you ever been to an Obama rally – he also has temeprompters!?

    And as for Gloria’s Steinem’s opinion – I giggled. Because wasn’t it her who said (and I quote) “Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father. ” I’d think she’d be thrilled to see a situation where (gasp) the father is stepping up.

  66. alaska native says

    Understanding Palin, indeed.

    Alaska ranks 47th in state population – 683,478 or 0.22%

    Alaska ranks 1st in pork appropriations (and has since at least 2000 – the Citizens Against Government Waste only had info back to 2000 That comes to $555.59 per capita for 2008, or $379,699,715 total.

    Alaska ranks 46th in unemployment rates 6.8%

    67% of Alaskans complete complete high school

    22.3% earn at least a bachelor’s degree (ranking 45th in the country.

    18.2% are without health insurance – granted, this is not as bad as Arizona (18.3%), Florida (20.2%) or Texas (25.2%) but it is higher than the national average (12.8%)

    This is what she brings to the table? This is the much praised executive leadership we should put our trust in?

    No wonder she doesn’t want to Meet the Press.

  67. jill says

    What I think that most evangelical voters are looking for is whether Governor Palin “walks the walk”. Many people go to church, but not all are following God’s call. This will be truly tested when Governor Palin is let loose from the wing of the eagle and has to answer the questions asked by the American public and media. Then, it will be seen whether Governor Palin has what it takes to be considered as a viable, possible President.

    Although Governor Palin has provided testy tidbits criticizing Senator Obama, most people are smart enough to see through that. I am surprised she came on board throwing stones so early, however, as she may find out, those glass houses, sometimes, do end up breaking. Only our God knows whether this is her God inspired mission, but as many have found out, God’s path is seldom as straight as we thought it was in the beginning.

  68. jill says

    It’s pretty obvious why they don’t want her to give interviews, she hasn’t said anything so far at any of the rallies other than her original speech from Wed night. She regurgitated the exact same lines, said thank you, and walked off the stage. Yes, she can read a speech on a teleprompter that McCain’s speechwriter wrote. That’s not exactly the qualifications I’m looking for in a VP…

  69. Samsmom says

    Hey Denice, at least I can spell moron!
    All politicians are liars. I never said McCain was a saint. In fact until now, I have said nothing about him.
    Why don’t you read before you insert your foot. Oh I forgot, that is what liberals do, insert foot!

    BTW, I am not scared to share my “precious money”. I just happen to want to share it with causes I believe in, not those that liberals like to choose for all of America.

  70. glenda says

    For someone who has criticized Obama for giving speeches, you and others in the GOP are certainly enamored with Palin’s one speech.

    Fortunately, the gimmick is about up.

    She’s not giving anyone heck, because she’s not talking.

    The GOP is not going to get away with stashing Palin in Alaska, away from reporters.

    You cannot claim that title of a fighter, claim you are ready to take on D.C. and lead the nation, yet avoid having to answer a single question on your record or readiness.

  71. Ashley, Former republican now voting for OBAMA says

    McCain picked someone out of nowhere with little in the way of credentials and extreme far right views who is telegenic. He gave her a 40 minute speech and a teleprompter and heard many say that on the basis of her ability to speak someone else’s words extremely well that she is a valid candidate. He is now having her pop up now and then at campaign rallies to smile, shake hands and again read with a teleprompter parts of the one speech she knows. In between these appearances, the McCain campaign hides her away to avoid having her say anything unscripted.

    When I was a kid, Disneyland had a theater where a robot made to look like Abraham Lincoln walked on stage and gave a 10 minute speech. He looked incredibly realistic and the performance was entirely convincing. After the speech, there would be thunderous applause from the audience. The robot would then walk off the stage.

    McCain’s strategy with Palin is to treat her just like that Disneyland robot. It tells me that, beyond being able to read from a teleprompter, she does not have the skills necessary for a national campaign. That this strategy seems to be working so far also tells me something sad about the press – which should have found a way to demand access – and the public at large.

  72. Jules says


    Im tired of our children dying overseas, Why don’t you send your children overseas to d *e.

    The more appropriate lipstick quote for Sarah Palin would have been the one about putting lipstick on a pig – put it on as heavy as you want, but you’re still left with nothing but pork.

    And speaking of pork, it’s time for the media to ask Gov. Palin what she did with the money she took for the Bridge to Nowhere, $223m, being that her claim to have told Washington ‘No Thanks’ was one of her bold faced lies.

  73. TANNER says

    has Obama ever been a mayor or governor??????
    ever been in the armed forces?

    didn’t think so….
    McCain 2008

  74. Gina says

    that is because Mccain is nothing, but did you realize that people are not voting for SP, and most middle class americas are scared of her ideas!
    those are the votes that they want to collect! read the news

  75. Dear silly Ari says

    Do you notice that everyone is so threatened by Palin that they keep comparing her to Obama who is running for PRESIDENT?

  76. Gina says

    Saturday, September 06
    Race Poll Results Spread
    National Gallup Tracking Obama 47, McCain 45 Obama +2
    National Rasmussen Tracking Obama 49, McCain 46 Obama +3

  77. Ari says

    Will someone in the news media please LET THE PUBLIC KNOW that ALASKA’S TOTAL population is less than 627,000 – the size of a CITY? And this little 20 month “experienced” lady talking about leading a country of 300,000,000!!! Don’t let them make a fool of the whole nation.

  78. Samantha from Arizona says

    also liked McCain talking about opposing earmarks when the biggest earmark handout case was standing right next to him

  79. Samantha from Arizona says

    I’m glad the media is starting to report on the outright lies, fabrications, and exaggerations that Palin is including in her one speech (on another note, do they really have to give exactly the same speech every time???) There are some serious questions about the way this woman is presenting herself and her record, and I think these “small lies” as a Governer would only mean larger ones as VP or President. I don’t think we should trust someone who would so obviously lie about easily verified facts and then refuse to give any media interviews.

    Today Palin criticized Obama for his views on the surge, but did she even know there was a surge going on before last week? Having her attack on issues that she admittedly knows nothing about doesn’t make her look like a pit bull, it makes her look like a fool and a hypocrite of the highest order.

  80. WasWendy says

    Notice that Cindy does not let Johnny boy travel alone with the “pitbull”. Wonder why? Surely she knows he would not cheat on her with his other trophy.

    Glad to know you think McCain is still a stud that women want. 🙂

  81. Madison says

    Where’s the moose meat?

    “Deposing” your own witness, and without opposing counsel present, might seem unusual. But not for Gov. Palin’s attorney, Thomas Van Flein. Creative lawyering is his practice specialty — like when, on Sept. 1, he initiated an ethics “complaint” with the Alaska Attorney General’s office regarding Gov. Palin’s dismissal of former Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monehan.

    Complaints usually involve allegations of wrongdoing. But Palin’s ethics “complaint” maintains, in 60 itemized paragraphs, that “there is no violation of Alaska ethics law, and there is no plausible allegation that there has been a violation.” (summary subheading, p. 11, line 5)

    A “complaint” without a complaint is like a word without a meaning, or a moose burger without a moose.

    In another few weeks, will America really be forced to ask: “Where’s the moose meat?”

  82. WasWendy says

    Co-sponsoring bills is not the same thing as sponsoring them and getting them passed. Amendments are not the same as sponsoring bills either.

    Not for nothing was one of Obama’s supporters unable to produce any major legislative achievements of Obama’s, when he interviewed on MSNBC, when Obama was running against Hillary.

  83. Madison says

    Notice that Cindy does not let Johnny boy travel alone with the “pitbull”. Wonder why? Surely she knows he would not cheat on her with his other trophy. Oh, we had all better learn how to fight for real if McCain is elected. Next up, Russia. Remember, we are all Georgians.

  84. says

    Senator Obama has sponsored or co-sponsored 570 bills in the 109th and 110th Congress.
    Senator Obama has sponsored or co-sponsored 15 bills that have become LAW since he joined the Senate in 2005.
    Senator Obama has also introduced amendments to 50 bills, of which 16 were adopted by the Senate.
    His record is in fact quite impressive for a junior Senator from Illinois.
    Most of his legislative effort has been in the areas of:
    � Energy Efficiency and Climate Change (25 bills)
    � Health care (21 bills) and public health (20 bills)
    � Consumer protection/labor (14 bills)
    � The needs of Veterans and the Armed Forces (13 bills)
    � Congressional Ethics and Accountability (12 bills)
    � Foreign Policy (10 bills)
    � Voting and Elections (9 bills)
    � Education (7 bills)
    � Hurricane Katrina Relief (6)
    � The Environment (5 bills)
    � Homeland Security (4 bills)
    � Discrimination (4 bills)
    If you make less than 250,000 your taxes will not increase
    If you make less than 150,000 your taxes will be further reduced.
    I’m just getting started but how’s that for change we can believe in!

  85. denice says

    People are so scared to share their precious money, well cry babies open your wallet, and This is so funny, because it is the same 3 people arguing, WHERE are the rest of the republicans? Waswendy, samsmon, and kms. YOU people are so insane, and are mor0ns.

    McCain has over 200 lobbyists on his campaign staff. Now is that the reform he’s now preaching to all of us. He is a liar and the proof is in all of the people he is currently surrounding him with. Behind the scenes McCain is kiss these lobbyist butt

    LA Times: Palin appears to disagree with McCain on sex education

    you people are so misinformed! laughing JOKES

    BTW: Gloria S. Did more than you stay behindmy husband mom’s without a brain

  86. Helen- says

    CONTINUED…. The man just says change and hope over and over again. That IS NOT a policy.

    Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy

  87. Gloria Steinem? says

    WTF? ROFL… who gives a damn about By Gloria Steinem thinks. Seriously…. that’s really a stretch. Thanks for the laugh.

  88. Samsmom says

    Does anyone really think that Obama’s tax policies are going to save the middle class? Come on people get a brain. Obama’s plan to stick it to big companies is only going to cause a trickle down effect. Someone is going to have to pay and it will be us at the bottom of the chain. Those increased taxes to the big corporations and oil are only going to get passed on to us.
    Obama can promise the world and some idiots will always believe it. He is not the savior of the world people. You want change? Start with personal responsibility!

  89. WasWendy says

    Its a good sign that the democrat-liberals have to put all their effort in making stuff up about Sarah Palin. They wouldn’t bother if they didn’t feel so threatened by her.

    Cheers McCain-Palin 2008


    Indeed. We need to thank all the leftwing crazies and the liberal press for attacking her. They set themselves up like bowling pins and she threw a hard strike at them. Now the whole counrty is in love with her. According to a new Rasmussen poll, she’s the most popular figure on either ticket. The manufacturer of the glasses frame she wears says the product is fyling off the shelves. In a week Sarah had become a cultural icon.

    A strong woman who is feminine too. No pantsuits for her! 🙂

  90. WasWendy says

    Gloria Steinem


    Sheesh. Talk about a Jurassic feminist. LOL…

    How yesterday can you get. 🙂

  91. ronnie says

    Amazing. McCain is only running for president and already the same old smells of scandal and corruption are wafting around him. Unemployment is up to five percent and he’s busy try to squash an abuse of power investigation for a “friend.” We should all take this as a warning sign that yet another Republican administration would be phenomenonally disfunctional.

  92. says

    If all these McCain supporters think that he is now an agent of change because he made a speech about it, I’d like them to offer up examples of his tax policies that seem to have changed so swiftly. Last I checked, Obama’s plan saved the middle class more money, and McCain kept lying about Obama’s plan in his advertisements. SInce McCain didn’t even talk about economic policy in his speech, you wouldn’t think that he had changed, but sadly he hasn’t. His policy proposals are the same as Bush’s and we will continue into the dark ages by following his empty rhetoric for “change”

    At least Obama has the policies to implement his vision. Whose the one giving empty speeches now? Drink up Republicans, the Kool-Aid must be delicious!

  93. scary republicans says

    Here is a key to the character of John McCain. Although he was sleeping with his current wife while still married to his previous one, he allowed the Republicans to craft a video including a romantic interlude of him and his current wife, former mistress. It is one thing to do such a thing, many men do, but to try to gloss over the fact with some Cary Grant moment at the Republican convention and before the entire world – that tells all about his character.

    John McCain is as much a change candidate as Jack Abramahof is an honest man.

  94. scary republicans says

    Palin: wrong woman, wrong message
    Sarah Palin shares nothing but a chromosome with Hillary Clinton. She is Phyllis Schlafly, only younger.
    By Gloria Steinem
    September 4, 2008
    Here’s the good news: Women have become so politically powerful that even the anti-feminist right wing — the folks with a headlock on the Republican Party — are trying to appease the gender gap with a first-ever female vice president. We owe this to women — and to many men too — who have picketed, gone on hunger strikes or confronted vio lence at the polls so women can vote. We owe it to Shirley Chisholm, who first took the “white-male-only” sign off the White House, and to Hillary Rodham Clinton, who hung in there through ridicule and miso gyny to win 18 million votes.

    But here is even better news: It won’t work. This isn’t the first time a boss has picked an unqualified woman just because she agrees with him and opposes everything most other women want and need. Feminism has never been about getting a job for one woman. It’s about making life more fair for women everywhere. It’s not about a piece of the existing pie; there are too many of us for that. It’s about baking a new pie.

    Selecting Sarah Palin, who was touted all summer by Rush Limbaugh, is no way to attract most women, including die-hard Clinton supporters. Palin shares nothing but a chromosome with Clinton. Her down-home, divisive and deceptive speech did nothing to cosmeticize a Republican convention that has more than twice as many male delegates as female, a presidential candidate who is owned and operated by the right wing and a platform that opposes pretty much everything Clinton’s candidacy stood for — and that Barack Obama’s still does. To vote in protest for McCain/Palin would be like saying, “Somebody stole my shoes, so I’ll a mputate my legs.”

    This is not to beat up on Palin. I defend her right to be wrong, even on issues that matter most to me. I regret that people say she can’t do the job because she has children in need of care, especially if they wouldn’t say the same about a father. I get no pleasure from imagining her in the spotlight on national and foreign policy issues about which she has zero background, with one month to learn to compete with Sen. Joe Biden’s 37 years’ experience.

    Palin has been honest about what she doesn’t know. When asked last month about the vice presidency, she said, “I still can’t answer that question until someone answers for me: What is it exactly that the VP does every day?” When asked about Iraq, she said, “I haven’t really focused much on the war in Iraq.”

    She was elected governor largely because the incumbent was unpopular, and she’s won over Alaskans mostly by using unprecedented oil wealth to give a $1,200 rebate to every resident. Now she is being praised by McCain’s campaign as a tax cutter, despite the fact that Alaska has no state income or sales tax. Perhaps McCain has opposed affirmative action for so long that he doesn’t know it’s about inviting more people to meet standards, not lowering them. Or perhaps McCain is following the Bush administration habit, as in the Justice Department, of putting a job candidate’s views on “God, guns and gays” ahead of competence. The difference is that McCain is filling a job one 72-year-old heartbeat away from the presidency.

    So let’s be clear: The c ulprit is John McCain. He may have chosen Palin out of change-envy, or a belief that women can’t tell the difference between form and content, but the main motive was to please r ight-wing ideologues; the same ones who nixed anyone who is now or ever has been a supporter of reproductive freedom. If that were not the case, McCain could have chosen a woman who knows what a vice president does and who has thought about Iraq; someone like Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison or Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine. McCain could have taken a baby step away from r ight-wing patriarchs who determine his actions, right down to opposing the V iolence Against Women Act.

    Palin’s value to those patriarchs is clear: She opposes just about every issue that women support by a majority or plurality. She believes that creationism should be taught in public schools but disbelieves global warming; she opposes g un control but supports government control of women’s wombs; she opposes stem cell research but approves “abstinence-only” programs, which increase un wanted births, s exually transm!tted d! seases and ab0 rtions; she tried to use taxpayers’ millions for a state program to sh00t wo!ves from the air but didn’t spend enough money to fix a state school system with the lowest high-school graduation rate in the nation; she runs with a candidate who opposes the Fair Pay Act but supports $500 million in subsidies for a natural gas pipeline across Alaska; she supports drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve, though even McCain has opted for the lesser ev!l of offshore drilling. She is Phyllis Schlafly, only younger.

    I don’t doubt her s!ncerity. As a lifetime member of the nra she doesn’t just support k illing an!mals from helicopters, she does it herself. She doesn’t just talk about increasing the use of fossil fuels but puts a coal-burning power plant in her own small town. She doesn’t just echo McCain’s pledge to cr!minalize a b0rtion by overturning Roe vs. Wade, she says that if one of her daughters were im pregnated by r*pe or in cest, she should bear the child. She not only opposes repr0ductive freedom as a human right but implies that it dictates a b0rtion, without saying that it also protects the right to have a child.

    So far, the major new McCain supporter that Palin has attracted is James Dobson of Focus on the Family. Of course, for Dobson, “women are merely waiting for their husbands to assume leadership,” so he may be voting for Palin’s husband.

    Being a hope-a-h0lic, however, I can see two long-term bipartis*n gains from this contest.

    Republicans may learn they can’t appeal to r ight-wing patriarchs and most women at the same time. A loss in November could cause the centrist majority of Republicans to take back their party, which was the first to support the Equal Rights Amendment and should be the last to want to invite government into the w0mbs of women.

    And American women, who suffer more because of having two full-time jobs than from any other single injustice, finally have support on a national stage from male leaders who know that women can’t be equal outside the home until men are equal in it. Barack Obama and Joe Biden are campaigning on their belief that men should be, can be and want to be at home for their children.

    This could be huge.

    Gloria Steinem is an author, feminist organizer and co-founder of the Women’s Media Center. She supported Hillary Clinton and is now supporting Barack Obama.

  95. scary republicans says

    Palin’s stall
    Governor is stonewalling the Troopergate investigation

    Published: September 5th, 2008 12:11 AM
    Last Modified: September 5th, 2008 03:03 AM

    Gov. Sarah Palin is taking the wrong approach to Troopergate. She should be practicing the open and transparent, ethical and accountable government she promised when running for governor and boasts about now that she’s on the national stage.

    Instead, Gov. Palin has begun stonewalling the Legislature’s attempt to get the bottom of allegations that she, her family or staff violated ethical or state personnel rules.

    As a result, the Troopergate allegations hang over Palin’s future and cloud her candidacy for vice president.

    The allegations are that she, her family or administration improperly pressured then-Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan to fire Gov. Palin’s ex-brother-in-law, state trooper Mike Wooten, who had been in the middle of a custody dispute with Palin’s sister.

    In July, when legislators started talking about conducting an investigation, Palin denied any wrongdoing and said she welcomed an investigation.

    “Hold me accountable,” she said.

    The Legislature took her up on that offer. But this week, she basically told the Legislature, “Never mind.”

    Palin’s lawyer has asked the Legislature to drop its investigation. He had the governor file an ethics complaint against herself, in a bid to turn the entire matter over to the state Personnel Board, which would hire an independent investigator.

    This is not an open and transparent attempt to establish Gov. Palin’s accountability. It is an attempt to drag out the investigation until after voters decide the fate of her vice-presidential bid.

    Instead, Gov. Palin should honor her pledge to cooperate with the Legislature’s investigation, conducted by former state prosecutor Steve Branchflower.

    She could start by telling aide Frank Bailey he has to talk to the legislative investigator. She should fire him if he doesn’t.

    Bailey was caught on an audio recording of a phone conversation with a Public Safety Department official, in which Bailey pushed to get Wooten fired.

    Bailey was put on paid leave, not fired. A spokeswoman for Palin said that while Bailey is on the state payroll, Palin can direct him to cooperate with the legislative investigation.

    So why is Bailey still on the payroll, after he bailed on a scheduled interview with the legislative investigator Wednesday?

    The Legislature hasn’t given its investigator the power to subpoena, or compel, testimony of witnesses. Subpoenas appeared unnecessary, since it appeared the governor and administration would be cooperating.

    That’s over. It’s time for the subpoenas.

    The Legislature’s investigation is supposed to be wrapped up by Oct. 31. That’s obviously poor timing from the standpoint of the McCain-Palin presidential campaign, coming just a few days before the national election.

    Instead of trying to delay the whole thing, Palin should take a cue from U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, who asked that his corruption trial be moved up so it would be completed well ahead of the November general election. Voters deserve to know the outcome of Sen. Stevens trial and the investigation into Palin.

    When this investigation into Troopergate started, Gov. Palin’s response was refreshingly open. Since she became the Republican candidate for vice president, her approach has changed for the worse. America deserves the same openness and ethics from vice-presidential candidate Palin that she promised to Alaska voters in 2006.

    BOTTOM LINE: Gov. Palin is stonewalling on Troopergate; the Legislature should issue subpoenas

  96. open your eyes says

    We’ve all been wondering what Hillary was going to do in this campaign. Wonder no more. If she doesn’t pull her punches, she’s gonna make little Sarah cry. And help get Barak elected.

    Oh, and while we’re at it, the Biden/ Palin debate will be a show to see. He’s gonna chew her up and pit her bones out.

    This phony from Wasilla has to be shut down now.

  97. Lies exposed... (attention rachel) says

    Sarah Palin, and her family, have been subjected to unprecedented scrutiny, and has been smeared by many in the liberal media. Here are eight lies that have been responded to with the truth:

    1) Palin “Joined a Secessionist Political Party”

    The Charge: Unsubstantiated Internet reports insisted Palin was once a member of the Alaska Independence Party, which critics call a secessionist political movement and supporters say is dedicated to seeking greater state control over federal lands across Alaska.

    The Facts: Palin has been a registered Republican since 1982. There is no record of her ever being a member of the AIP, or any party but the GOP. Palin’s husband has been a member of the AIP in the past, but since 2002 has been a registered independent.

    (See: Party Official Says Palin Was Not a Member)

    2) Palin Supported a “Nazi Sympathizer”

    The Charge: “Palin was a supporter of Pat Buchanan, a right-winger or, as many Jews call him: a Nazi sympathizer,” Obama Florida spokesman Mark Bubriski was quoted as saying in a Miami Herald article.

    The Facts: While mayor of Wasilla, Palin wore a Buchanan button during the sometimes presidential candidate’s 1999 visit. But Palin actually supported Steve Forbes in 2000, and served as a co-chair on his Alaska campaign.

    In the weeks after the 1999 report of her wearing the Buchanan button, Palin said: “When presidential candidates visit our community, I am always happy to meet them. I’ll even put on their button when handed one as a polite gesture of respect. … The article may have left your readers with the perception that I am endorsing this candidate, as opposed to welcoming his visit to Wasilla.”

    (See: Obama campaign advisor quote is from an e-mail sent to the Miami Herald)

    3) Palin “Wants Creationism Taught in School”

    The Charge: Palin opposes the teaching of evolution, and would mandate the teaching of creationism in the state’s public schools.

    The Facts: Palin said during her 2006 gubernatorial campaign that she would not push the state Board of Education to add creation-based alternatives to the state’s required curriculum, or look for creationism advocates when she appointed board members. She has kept this pledge, according to the Associated Press.

    Palin has spoken in favor of classroom discussions of creationism, in some cases. “I don’t think there should be a prohibition against debate if it comes up in class. It doesn’t have to be part of the curriculum,” Palin told the Anchorage Daily News in a 2006 interview.

    (See: ‘Creation science’ enters the race; Palin is only candidate to suggest it should be discussed in schools. By Tom Kizzia, Anchorage Daily News, 27 October 2006)

    4) Palin “Was Nearly Recalled” While Mayor

    The Charge: Palin was so controversial as mayor of Wasilla that she was almost recalled by a popular voter movement.

    The Facts: The Wasilla City Council considered but never took up a recall motion after she fired a longtime police chief, who subsequently brought a lawsuit. A citizen’s group dropped their recall bid, and a judge ruled Palin had the authority to fire the chief.

    (See: Foes Back Off Push to Recall Mayor)

    5) Palin “Opposes Sex Education”

    The Charge: Palin opponents say she supported the end of all sex education in public schools. In light of her daughter’s presumably unplanned teen pregnancy, this has been a particularly well discussed Internet topic.

    The Facts: “The explicit sex-ed programs will not find my support,” Palin wrote in a 2006 questionnaire distributed among gubernatorial candidates. Palin favors abstinence-based sex education programs.

    (See: McCain fought money on teen pregnancy programs, By Sharon Theimer, Associated Press, Sept. 2, 2008)

    6) “This Picture Proves Palin is …”

    The Charge: A slew of fake, Photoshopped or misdated photographs on the Internet purport to show Palin in any number of embarrassing or compromising poses. One photo claimed to show Palin standing poolside, wearing an American flag-themed bikini, toting a rifle with telescopic sight.

    The Facts: The various photos are being discredited and shown to be fake on a number of Web sites. The original of the so-called bikini shot, probably the best-known of the pictures, was shown to have been taken of another woman, with Palin’s head Photoshopped above the body.

    (See: Call to Arms)

    7) Palin is the grandmother, and not the mother, of Trig Palin

    The Charge: The most salacious rumor of all, this theory holds that Palin did not give birth to her son Trig in April, and was actually covering up for her daughter, Bristol.

    The Facts: There are a number of photographs showing an apparently pregnant Sarah Palin, as well as a number of published eyewitness accounts of her pregnancy. These include First Lady Laura Bush, who says she spoke with a pregnant Palin at a governor’s conference in February. An assignment manager for KTVA news in Anchorage, Cherie Shirey, has also been quoted saying: “We worked with Governor Palin many times in 2008. Our reporters worked her on location and in the studio and I worked with her myself. She was definitely pregnant. You could see it in her belly and her face. The whole idea that Sarah Palin wasn’t pregnant with Trig is completely, absolutely absurd.”

    The McCain campaign, in an apparent effort to counteract the rumors, announced last weekend that Bristol Palin is five months pregnant, which indicated she would have become pregnant before Trig was born, and is still pregnant, meaning she isn’t the mother of Trig.

    8 ) Palin cheated on her husband Todd

    The Charge: Rumors have bee spread alleging Sarah had an affair with her husband’s divorced business partner.

    The Facts: Todd’s partner, Scott Richter, filed to have his divorce file sealed, causing the National Enquirer to allege he was trying to hide an affair with Sarah. The judge denied the request to seal the records, so the Smoking Gun went through the records, and found Palin’s name only mentioned in the motion to seal the records. Richter said in his motion he wanted the records sealed, because reporters were using phone numbers, and other information in those records, to violate his privacy, so he felt sealing the records would stop future reporters from contacting him, and others listed in the records. There is absolutely no evidence that Richter and Sarah had an affair. John McCain threatened to sue the National Enquirer over the story, and now with the new evidence, it appears the National Enquirer will need a good lawyer if McCain moves ahead with the lawsuit.

  98. oriana says

    #108, I am “White” and so is my sister, we are both voting for Obama. My brother is also “White'” and he is voting for McCain, so is my son. My husband is from Samoa, first time as a citizen to vote, he has brown skin, he wanted Hillary to win the nomination. He took offense at Michelle Obama’s statement and he is gung ho for John McCain, my son says he is an American Hero and that is what he is going on. I have said many times that I do think McCain is an American hero, but we have to have a change in this country, heroes or not, and I have big time Hope with Obama. I like Cindy McCain but she isn’t running, her husband is, I think both women will make excellent First Ladies and I admire both of them.

  99. open your eyes says

    and what point are you trying to prove? you sound
    ra cist and biiter because mcstain isn’t doing so good! stealing, lying and cheating. His speeches are long and boring. He can’ even control his party! They come out saying mean and hurtful things, like middle class america doesn’t count, but it does, these are the same people whose votes they need to win, but the insulted the people by laughing at their jobs in their faces. That is nothing new. At least the republican party could of had some subt*nce, but they didnt!

  100. open your eyes says

    Ignorance is a disease. If you were smart, and not standing behind your dog li cking his a s s, then maybe you notice, that it is a lot of white people voting for Obama, as well as black people. 95% of Iowa is white, and they are voting for Obama. Watch the news

  101. Just Wondering says

    Just wondering – how many white people are planning to vote for Obama & how many black people are voting for Obama just because he is black?

  102. open your eyes says

    how is the National Enquier so reputable? Was it reputable, when the John Edwards saga broke out? NO, i don’t think so! YOU republicans had a field day with his story, and it turns out that it was true! So, why is it that Sarah refuses to talk to the media? who does she think that she is? what does she is she hiding?

    so, again you republicans are in denial. HARDCORE
    Open your eyes baby, these republicans are s h i t t y

  103. Rachel says

    My one observation from this picture…Bristol didn’t exactly get her mother’s good looks now did she?…LOL.

  104. Michelle says

    Its a good sign that the democrat-liberals have to put all their effort in making stuff up about Sarah Palin. They wouldn’t bother if they didn’t feel so threatened by her.

    Cheers McCain-Palin 2008

  105. Cameron says

    Mr. Brad Hanson, the man that has spilled the beans on his affair with Sarah Palin to The Enquirer is now a member of the Palmer City Council. He was married at the time when he was alleged to be with Palin.

    His is a city council member in Palmer.

  106. Cameron says

    Oh, my, the Palin ‘business partner’ suddenly rushed into court to get divorce files sealed

  107. WasWendy says

    Sarah is a star! She and McCain got better ratings for their speeches than Obama and Biden. 🙂

  108. Cameron says

    I found the tone harsh, belligerent, mean-spirited, juvenile; but I’m a Dem. The chants of “USA, USA, USA” and “Drill, baby, drill”.. The GOP delegates turned me goose bumps too. It was not about ‘Country first’ . It was about humiliation, attacks and lies. Who really picked Palin? I really wonder; I think Rove, Giuliani, Lieberman, and that bunch all ganged up on us American people. Think about it. It is just too bizarre that they were so perfectly synchronized in their support for Palin in just 24 hours?

    And, why some of the most prominent Republicans did not even attend the convention? I wonder what is really going on.

  109. ella says

    Recalled McInsane and his collegues want to privatize social security!!! Anyone gets it yet?????????
    We do not need McInsane/Palin ticket in the white house.


  110. Sunny says

    Funny Ella, you are the one that assumed KMS is being r a c i s t when she didn’t say anything to that effect. Immigrants can and are from any country in the world. Vets and handicapped are any race and the ghetto refers to any section of a city where a minority group (blacks, latinos, jews, italians, and YES even whites etc…) live because of economic or social difficulties or pressures.

  111. ella says

    Tanner, I didn’t see the human in that statement. It just goes to show you that the united states have not conquered r*cism. Anybody, any color could stay in urban neighborhoods. It is insane that republicans scoff at people that is less fortunate than you, I don’t think that you people believe in g0d.

  112. ella says

    The McCain speech was disjointed in that it was not clear whose side is he on even though the speech was supposed to be geared towards the party base. It was not one of his best and will be a foot note in RNC acceptance speeches. It was dull, lacked real detail and there was some lies about BO re taxes and global economics.

    Sincerity and bio and SP will not be enough to get the needed votes because the average REP just like most voting Americans is concerned with issues and how they will be tackled something this RNC failed big time to produce.

    Historically this RNC will be remembered more for SP than JM and in the the long run it will not produce a win for the GOP this time around.

  113. says

    what if they are working? the economy is messed up, what is it that u are not getting?

    and Yes I do live in the ghetto, and NO, this isn’t a ghetto Library computer that I am using. R a c i s t b i t ch

  114. KMS says

    N – I am ntot going back and forth. I’ll tell you exactly who I’m voting for. I just said – stop getting SO worked up over McCain because I just don’t think that much will change. But because I have conservative values – I will vote for McCain.

    Voteforobama – A woman whose family isn’t “exactly picture perfect” can’t have an executive position because of it? Should she be staying home and baking muffins?

    And as for living in the ghetto….do you? Is this a ghetto library computer you’re using?

    And no – I don’t live in the ghetto. I work my tail off so I don’t have to. And before everybody FREAKS at that comment…..I am all for people who are unable to (handicapped, vets, etc)….but if you are capable – get to work! Even the illegal immigrants are working.

  115. wtf says

    In his now acknowledged boring acceptance speech, John McCain offered no fresh vision for the future but a Bush menu of radical conservatism and empty bravado. Dr. David Gergen summed up McCain’s performance as follows: “I did not think that the substantive part of the speech worked very well. It was mostly a rerun, retread of a lot of old Republican ideas that have brought us to where we are now. I think the country is looking for fresh answers. It’s hard to separate yourself out from President Bush when you essentially have the same economic policies as President Bush. I thought that the policy presentation was a little thin.” (CNN). That says it all. Do we say anything more? NOTE: Tom Ridge, former Republican Homeland Security Secretary, in an interview on MSNBC (Sep. 4/08) gave us a new phrase for John McCain–”John Bush” before correcting himself. Pass it on!

  116. N says

    “you’re”….. typo correction for the English Majors that are pointing out errors in others’ posts…….SORRY…

  117. N says

    KMS…. If neither candidate is going to change your life…..why the back and forth? Why the questioning of others that support Obama?

    Your funny…..

  118. Samsmom says

    Umm Macie, no that does not make Jesus a liberal! Jesus reached out to people out of love not because he was a liberal or a conservative.
    And if you think for one minute that conservatives do not believe in community or charity, you are very wrong. Many conservatives give because they want to give, and many give to causes they believe in. Not causes that are mandated by government!

  119. wtf says

    I am very curious: Isn’t there a bit of plagiarism going on here? Or at least “borrowing” of some kind?

    Here’s McCain at the RNC, 9/4:
    “We were elected to change Washington, and we let Washington change us.”

    Here was Obama on 8/23 announcing Biden as his running mate:
    “Joe Biden is that rare mix – for decades, he has brought change to Washington, but Washington hasn’t changed him.”

    These people are shameless.

  120. voteforobama says


    It is not america’s fault that she parter her l egs. That is her fault, she knew the consqequences. And if sarah doesn’t want people to critizize her family, why bring them into the spotlight period! and KMS, it sure seemed like Mcsame didn’t have all the answers neither.

    and KMS

    you have probably never seen a ghetto in your life, Do you know what is like not being able to pay your medical bill, not being able to pay rent. Mccain wants to cut government assistance, and health It is like to H E L L with middle class America. PLEASE! He didn’t say one thing about how he was going to change sh*t. NOTHING! He borrowed Obama’s WORD and reworded it. and I would never seen my kids or my nephew to
    d i e overseas! NEVER! Mcstain didn’t say anything about fixing the economy. Not a thing. He was screaming” fight, fight, fight,?? What the h e l l does he think that we have been doing for 8 years? Our kids been overseas d y i n g, and people are fighting to survive! SORRY, that you are in a make believe land, just because you have a job. you are one out of 10

  121. KMS says

    Hmmm that’s odd that zero new jobs have been created since Bush has been in office. My job was new in the last four years so does that not count?

    You guys are so funny. I love it. You get so worked up.

    No matter who gets in office – not much is going to change. Have you not seen the past 20 years? Nothing gets done!

    So seriously – get over Palin’s family and your gripe with Bush.

    The question I have yet to get from an obama supporter is – how will he change YOUR life?

    I am asking honestly. Because I don’t think either candidate is going to specifically change MY life that much.

  122. KMS says

    Connie From Chicago – Who ever said Palin’s daughter is a role model? I would say to my teenage daughters – you don’t want to get pregnant as a teenager because it’s a tough life to live. BUT if it happened – you don’t think I”d be there to support her? Geez. You can only teach your kids so much and then hope they make the right choice. You must not have kids.

    From the sounds of it – you sound perfect. I bet you’ve never made a mistake. Maybe you should run for office. I bet you have all the answers.


  123. voteforobama says

    Here’s something that I doubt that many people know about Mayor (now Governor) Palin’s Alaskan small town:

    WASILLA – The Matanuska-Susitna area is the methamphetamine capital of Alaska, according to Alaska State Troopers.
    In 2003, authorities uncovered nine meth labs in the area. Last year, the number increased to 42, said Kyle Young, an investigator with the troopers who works with the Mat-Su narcotics team.

    Officials with the Office of Children’s Services in Wasilla said the problem affects children. The office receives about 40 calls a month from people reporting abuse or neglect involving some aspect of the highly addictive drug.

    In late February, the Mat-Su narcotics unit arrested a couple at their Willow home. Michelle Motta said for years she tried to warn authorities that her three young nieces lived in the midst of a methamphetamine operation run by their parents, Phillip Dean and Laura Jackson.

    Alaska State Troopers reported finding a “large active meth lab” in a detached garage shop. The house was a frigid mess, with piles of dirty dishes, clothes everywhere and frozen pipes, investigators said.

    Through a hatch in the shop floor, the team found an underground room with a meth lab in one corner, as well as old marijuana root balls and lights from a past pot-growing operation.

    An investigator said the team didn’t find the children at home but saw signs of them there. Motta said the girls – ages 14, 8 and 6 – at times slept in the garage with the lab.

    A year ago, the oldest girl detailed the household’s rampant drug problems and squalid living conditions in a handwritten letter to a judge.

    “My parents grow marijuana and crystal the(y) did the drugs that they bought in front of (my sisters),” the letter begins. “They spent most money on them instead of food or doing laundry. I got left home with nobody there I got left home with drug(g)ies…”

    Motta now has custody of her three nieces. The Jacksons are jailed at Mat-Su Pre-Trial Facility in Palmer.

    Children sharing homes with meth labs face the risk of contamination, fire, explosion, neglect and hazardous living conditions. Caseworkers report little children complaining of breathing problems from toxic fumes rising off chemicals such as acetone, ammonia and hydrochloric acid.

    When authorities surrounded a converted bus housing a meth operation in Big Lake in January, a 13-year-old boy who answered the door bragged that his mom cooked the best meth in the valley, according to the troopers.

    During a 2003 bust at a house outside Wasilla, officers discovered five children living inside, all younger than 8 years old.

    The calls about meth to children’s services in Wasilla accounts for as many as 40 percent of the agency’s total monthly child protection calls.

    The troopers are aggressively going after meth labs, said Capt. Ed Harrington, the supervisor of the state’s drug and alcohol enforcement unit.

    “It’s just not a simple process,” Harrington said. “Just because somebody calls in and says ‘So and so’s cooking meth’ doesn’t mean we’re going to kick the door in the next night.”

  124. voteforobama says

    Bulletin: 605,000 JOBS LOST since January 2008! Jobs CREATED: 0 Guess McCain is REALLY out of touch. WHAT PARTY has BEEN IN CHARGE for the LAST 8 years? And thanks John–WE, THE PEOPLE WILL throw the bums out! Have fun reminiscing about ‘THE GOOD OLD DAYS’ while a DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS and PRESIDENT ‘GET THINGS DONE’.

  125. connie from Chicago says

    Yes America is about grand ideas. Yes America is about adventures in space. Yes America is about fighting poverty and disease. Yes America is about peace and prosperity. Yes America is about knowledge and enlightenment.

    These Republican dinosaurs would have us stuck in this vicious cycle of fear and misery and death and destruction and economic doom.

    These dinosaurs would have abandon, not just slow down, the progress we have already achieved. They are for flat earth theory, Creationism, book banning, bigotry and rc!sm.

    I say dump these idiots, and move forward.


  126. connie from Chicago says

    The National Review also thought it fell flat:

    Ehhhhh…maybe I’m missing some grand strategy or tactics, but I think it was a missed opportunity. Good that he did some policy. I liked that he championed free trade — something he didn’t have to do. I liked the fight, fight, fight stuff. Good that he was specific. I can come up with specific compliments about this or that. But it was flat, forced and basically a free pass for Obama.

    ABC News asks whether McCain has a different take on community organizing:

    ABC News’ Deputy Political Director Karen Travers points out that despite all the “community organizer”-bashing at this convention, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., seems to like the notion, at least based on this passage:

    If you find faults with our country, make it a better one. If you’re disappointed with the mistakes of government, join its ranks and work to correct them. Enlist in our Armed Forces. Become a teacher. Enter the ministry. Run for public office. Feed a hungry child. Teach an illiterate adult to read. Comfort the afflicted. Defend the rights of the oppressed. Our country will be the better, and you will be the happier. Because nothing brings greater happiness in life than to serve a cause greater than yourself.

    If a community organizer isn’t someone “defend(ing) the rights of the oppressed,” or getting involved to correct the mistakes of government, what is it?

    TPM asked if McCain’s speech smothered Palin’s sizzle?

    Not a lot to say about McCain’s speech but how on earth did they not avoid this:
    Prediction: There will be little to no bounce out of tonight; indeed, McCain’s speech will smother Palin’s sizzle like a wet blanket.

  127. connie from Chicago says

    kms, but hollywood moms are different from the running VP’s daughter. She is 17, and not married. IS, she suppose to be a role model for teenage girls? Hey, Im 17 Im not married, It is ok to have s e x without C ondoms.

  128. connie from Chicago says

    I was actually surprised that they didn’t make even ONE attempt to provide any details of exactly “how” they intend to “shake up Washington” or bring about “change”. After Palin’s speech, I was angry and resolved more than ever to help Obama get elected. I was kind of worried that after her performance (which is exactly what that was, a performance) McCain would come out with a speech that actually had some substance, but he didn’t. And I feel that was a disastrous move for him. I respect and admire him personally, but he is a pawn of the conservative religious fanatics that control the Republican party, and that should scare anyone with a brain.

  129. KMS says

    Jana – “Draft Sarah Palin”

    So is that what you want? A draft? So you disagree with Sarah Palin so you think the answer is to send her to Iraq? So if I disagree with you – should we send you to Iraq too?

    The comments on this board are so disgusting.

  130. KMS says

    KK – I do not believe teen pregnancy is being celebrated as you said. It’s a BABY’S LIFE that is being celebrated. The Palins said themselves that this will be difficult for their daughter and she’ll be forced to grow up quickly.

    So if your teen daughter got pregnant – would you not support her? It’s done already – what are you going to do? Get an abortion?


    Seriously – are you all as opinionated about – I don’t know – all the Hollywood mom’s who get pregnant without being married?

  131. KMS says

    Connie – Were you as upset as you are now when Michelle said she has never been proud of her country until now? Just curious.

  132. KMS says

    KK – It’s interesting what you picked out of the video. You sound a little jealous that Cindy got 100M from her father’s inheritance – which by the way he started from nothing.

    When I saw Cindy’s video – I saw a lot of humanitarian work that Cindy has performed over the years. I’m sorry – did Michelle do that? I do not recall seeing that. All I ever hear about Michelle is what she’s wearing.

    I think Cindy would be a lovely first lady. She has a huge heart and seems to be very involved in charity work – I think it’s great.

  133. traveler says


    From Webster’s Dictionary:

    liberal: (adj) marked by generosity; given or provided in
    a generous and open-handed way; not
    bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or
    traditional forms
    (noun) one who is open-minded or not strict in
    the observance of orthodox, traditional,
    or established forms or ways

    Jesus was the biggest liberal there was. He was a vociferous advocate for non-violence. He was anti-establishment and even went so far as to challenge the government and it’s practices and beliefs. He started a revolution. You can’t get any more liberal than that.

  134. connie from Chicago says

    35 minutes into the speech, the issues come out finally. However, the truth meter on taxes is incorrect; continue the tax cuts, increase tax cuts..HE will protect small businesses by and lower their taxes. He forgot to mention that he will tax health care benefits. He will eliminate unemployment insurance and replace it with lower paying jobs with training into a new job. Does not mention how people will survive or find new jobs. Education give people choice, which will affect school funding and how the finances to will be distributed That is, failing schools will get worse, good schools will get better. Energy policy is to drill for more oil off shore, more nuclear plants, clean coal, development alternate energy. Mentioned damaged economy (brought on the very issues he was talking about, under the current administration).

    45 minutes into the speech he now goes after the foreign policy. Speaks hostility against Iran and Russia. Now he is to fear factor, dangerous world, terrorism, nuclear weapons, etc. Speaks of his knowledge of the world and the military. Finally, gets on to his experiences with war. Mentions diplomacy, something new here.

    Back to change is what he started with. He comes full circle. Trying to make the argument he will work with everyone and help make changes.

    Now, the speech turns to let’s attack Barack Obama. Crowd yell “Zero!”. So much for working together.

    Now, he goes to the POW story that ha been told m,any times over this week and in the film that ran before his speech. Every speaker over the past three nights have told the same exact story. We are now pass the substance of the speech on change and his plans when he gets elected. Speech has directed to the patriotic.

    Now, he is calling people to service. Considering last night Sarah Palin smashed community activists. The people he is calling to service. Now people are cheering, what the jeered last night. More to the base and telling people to fight for the country. Made the base happy.

  135. KK says

    Great Decision Orianna. Thank You. 😀

    Nothing new, except I see the new Republican party’s idea of family values is the celebration of an adulterer and his m istress, and unwed teen pregnancy.

    But hey, at least the ad ulterer left his disabled first wife to marry his m istress whom he hopes will be a shining example to women across the nation. And at least the two promiscuous teens are going to have a shot gun wedding.

    All sins are okay – as long as you end up marring each other.

    I could never have imagined Ronald Reagan in his campaign to be President celebrating teen pregnancy as we’ve seen on display.

  136. oriana says

    I think John McCain is a good man. I want him to be respected and appreciated for serving his country and all that he endured. We need a CHANGE in this nation, that is why I am voting for Obama, to me, he offers us HOPE, I don’t see any change in store for us if we elect John McCain, we need HOPE and faith in a better tomorrow. I lost that when we lost Bobby, and now I feel it is another chance.

  137. KK says


    The party that forever rails against Hollywood just offered up a Cindy McCain video that is more fictional than anything Tinsel Town has ever produced.

    I especially liked the sanitization of her daddy’s story.

    First wife?

    Never happened.

    Half siblings to Cindy?

    Don’t exist.

    Half siblings who got $10,000–well cutey-poo-Cindy-Lou got the $100 million+ inheritance?

    Who remembers?

    I loved the part about the meeting of Cindy and Johnny Maverick.

    In hawaii.

    The voiceover talked glowingly about how both lied to each other about their age. And glossed over the fact that Johnny–oh that maverick man–also must have lied about his marital status.

    Am I alone in marveling how the McCain campaign has the chutzpah to portray Obama’s youth in Hawaii as oddly foreign–but Cindy and John’s infidelity on the Big Island as a great AmeriCan love story.

    But enough of the video.

    Now we’re into the thick of Cindy’s segment.


    Am I the only one thinking this isn’t really going over that big with the rabid righties that pass for today’s GOP?

  138. Macie says

    And Samson, Jesus, was a community worker, so that makes him liberal. You better believe that it isn’t any republicans as community workers, they scoffed at the idea of helping less fortunate people, HOW STUP!D!

  139. Macie says

    This whole convention is exactly why the Republicans are gonna lose big this November. They just don’t get it. They’re still fighting yesterday’s political wars. At the end of the day, whether the polls are up or down, or tied, one thing remains consistent: People don’t trust McCain with the economy. It’s that simple. This is an economy election and he offered zero plan to get the economy on track, except to carry on Bush’s tax cuts for the rich, corporate tax breaks, and raising premiums on health care. It’s in every poll. They trust Obama more with the economy, and when push comes to shove, that’s what people will be voting on. Not whether or not one ticket is more historical, or who’s throwing out the red meat, or who’s slandering who. Obama said it best: “They’re good at winning campaigns, but bad at governing.” In 2008, the voters finally caught up to them.

  140. Samsmom says

    Excuse me #57, “Jesus was a liberal”? Are you kidding?
    I would like to know which verse of the bible you found that in!

  141. Jenifer says

    have not heard anything about a plan yesterdays in Palins’ comments. it looks like the unveiled plan is more oil, more drilling, more guns more wars and more unwed teenager mothers. She has to realize that the responsibility that she is about to accept is not restricted to Alaska and people of America are not polar bears. Don’t anyone dare to tell me that I should keep my opinions to myself because I am not American, because USA sticks its nose to everything and everyone’s business…

    McCain and team are in deep trouble, but I don’t feel sorry for them. I feel sorry for the 17 year old Bristol and how she has no saying in her private life. But again, maybe this team is good for America, since they watch too many soap operas and this is indeed one of the best

  142. says

    The GOP is a joke…

    a. They down the dems for big government, yet created the largest burocracy in history DOHS.
    b. They down the dems for tax and spend, yet tax cut, price gudge and spent the U.S. into 9.5 trillion in debt is a better alternative?
    c. They talk about family values, yet most of the speakers at the convention had trophy (2nd) wives (McCain, Thompson, Guliani) and they actually had pins saying Hot VP while Palin touted her teenage prego daughter and boyfriend around like a prize.
    d. They down dems on security….we were attacked and devisated by karina under Bush…lots of people died…how can they claim they protect us.
    e. They down dems for military service (Kerry) yet nominate and brag when its McCain.
    f. They want government off your back…unless you want make a choice regarding your reproductive system, then government is in your pants.
    g. They down dems for being liberal, yet Jesus was liberal and so wasn’t all our founding fathers…they authors of our constitution.

    I noticed they don’t down dems for global warming and energy independance anymore….they now call it their own policy.

    What a joke the GOP has become! Laughable.

  143. Gabriella says

    “All I can say is at least they are keeping the baby!”

    Do you mean keep as in: not having an abortion. Or do you mean as in: not placing the child for adoption. I seriously hope you didn’t mean the second one. It was beyond disturbing to me that when Jamie Lynn was pregnant people were praising her up and down for not giving the baby up for adoption as if adoption is a bad thing. And I just find that line of thinking offensive.

    And on a side note: What is with the people in here bashing Obama. This post has nothing to do wtih Obama. It’s about Palin’s daughter. I have a hard enough time figuring out why people are bringing up Palin’s politic life on a baby website. But to bring Obama into this when this post isn’t related to him in any way is ridiculous.

  144. says

    WAs Cindy still wearing her $300,000 outfit? But with 51% of the audience earning more than $500,000
    per year….oh well. Matthews says he’s predicting a McCain lead by next week….

    We saw our first person of color at the 18 minutes mark, BTW

    So, I saw nothing in this speech that would motivate those “younger voters”, except they just need to get out and vote.

    “Education is the Civil Rights Issue of our century”. Give me a break! It’s called, “how to privatize education and get Creationism and prayer into the classroom.

  145. says

    was willing to give Gov. Palin the benefit of the doubt. I was hoping she would come out to introduce herself and provide substance solutions to America’s problems – economic and national security.
    I was hoping she would put forth her vision for America and how to effectively assist in leading us in this 21st century.

    But instead she was a let down. Her answer to defending her accomplishments was to try and diminish Sen. Obama’s strong legislative record and accomplishments. She stayed on the attack, lying and using vicious, divisive, gutter attacks. Basically, she proved and defined herself as someone who’s deeply rooted in the old failed and dirty politics America have seen year after year.

    She has no real plan to make the American people lives better on the very serious issues we are facing – education, health care, mortgage crisis, poverty, energy crisis, job losses, etc.

    She has proven, as have McCain, that she is committed to continuing the failed policies of Bush. And this is a shame since Bush has the lowest approval rating ever – 26%. …this is a shame since 80 % of the American people believe the country is on the wrong track and people are desperately seeking a new and better direction. This is a shame since America has lost it’s creditability abroad and neither McCain nor Palin has any solutions to offer the American people and our allies around the world. They are so “out-of-touch” on the needs that this nation is facing right now in this defining moment in history. They just don’t get it. They truly don’t have real solutions to fix this nation’s serious problems.

    It’s time for the American people to get it right and NOT vote for McCain-Palin, instead vote for change. It’s time for this country to turn the page and seek a new and better future for ourselves and our children. It’s time for REAL change in Washington, it’s time to elect Barack Obama for president !

    It’s the Obama-Biden ticket that’s needed at this defining moment in our history because this team is wiser and stronger to meet the challenges this nation faces at home and abroad.

  146. WasWendy says

    this should be call deocratrazzi instead of babyrazzi!

    GO MCCAIN AND PALIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Palin is the women for the job!


  147. Fight for your rights says

    I am an naturilzed citizen and from a third world country. I came to USA as a graduate student. As a registered Independent I was very much against voting for Obama. I thought McCain is an independent minded republican and was ready to vote for him. Once he picked Sarah Palin with all her family baggage to shore up his base I was disturbed, but was still inclined to vote for him. Thats why I watched the republican convention thoroughly. After watching Palin’s last night speech and the reaction of that speech from ALL WHITE MALE in the convention hall, I am offended. I was stupid that I wanted to vote for McCain. The speech was negative with no substance. If this is what republican party represents, very soon they will be permanent minority as they seemed intolerant and ra cist. I mean the way they demeaned an Haravrd educated brilliant person because he was a community organizer shows how much hatred they have. It was ra cist.

  148. Liza says

    Sorry Anne, but Bush is known to have been a heavy drinker (included an arrest and conviction for DUI), and is known for having used both marijuana and cocaine, you really want to point the finger at Obama?

  149. Fight for your rights says

    Oh goody anne, why don’t you tell us how bush love to drink and sniff Cocaine also? while your at it, can you tell us how his nephew love to sm0ke cr*ck? what about his niece that love to steal X anax, or what about his daugthers that love to get s auced just like daddy, or what about his friend cheny, that loves to sh00t his friends in the face with r!fles, although his friend had on a bright orange vest? eh?

  150. Anne says

    What a great representative for President. Obama 20 years ago took dope and snorted cocaine. Wonderful values to pass on to America.

  151. Fight for your rights says

    I listened to Sarah Palin’s speech last night. I found her to be sarcastic and nasty. She is a good speech giver however she did not write this speech. It was written for her by none other than George Bush’s speech writers. I also found it odd that she has a 19 yr old son going into the military and probably going to Iraq and yet she said earlier this week that she knows very little about Iraq because she has been very busy and hasnt had time… 8 years she hasnt had time?? And to say that the War with Iraq was the “will of God”?? Are you kidding me? The will of God? Not to mention that after learning that the National Enquirer was going to let it out about her daughter being pregnant she announced it herself and put it out before the entire world. If that had been my son being dragged all over the stage looking like a puppet, that woman would have had to answer to me.

  152. lacey Hu says

    First the mother is having affairs.

    Then the underage daugher comes home pregnant.

    Is there really that little to do in Alaska?

  153. oriana says

    I see they got her boyfriend a haircut to look more clean cut instead of so curly headed, so sweet! Looks good on the surface, young and in love, which I don’t believe for a minute!

  154. TANNER says

    this should be call deocratrazzi instead of babyrazzi!

    GO MCCAIN AND PALIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Palin is the women for the job!

  155. lacey Hu says

    He hurt his own chances of winning just by running. But she definitely puts the cherry on the Sundae! What a joke. I just gave Obama some more money this morning, as I’m sure many others are doing after the pit bull was let out last night. Barack, baby, don’t let them jerk your chain sweetie

  156. Addison says

    McCain’s choice of Palin as his running mate has validated his lack of an agenda toward addressing the issues and change this country needs. She can read canned speeches and attempt to tell what most far right think is a joke about pit bulls with lipstick however I am from Florida. Pit Bulls are illegal in Florida, the soccer and hockey moms who have seen the damage and mauling these animals have done to young soccer players don’t get the humor.

  157. The Gloves are off says

    ok. i watched the speech. i have to admit “I DO KNOW HER NOW”.

    she is the type of person i see on a daily basis! she is at the game of her child for the photo opt of being a supportive mother, but it’s not like she would ever touch that sweaty kid! she is the beauty queen who graciously asks her opponent when the seamstress will be there to “let out” her evening gown, becasue she “cares” about her! she is the preachers wife who sits angled on the church pew so she can talk about who wasn’t paying attention!

    “diference between a pitbull and hockey mom…..lipstick”

    where i am from “pitbulls” are too busy licking their a** and humping each other to bother with lipstick……

  158. The Gloves are off says

    Today during a press conference Sen. Obama addresses the issue of GOP mocking community service. If anyone had a doubt about him fighting back…game on.

    When asked about the attack on his job as community organizer he asked what his opponents are fighting for if community service is something to be scoffed at.

    In reference to the sexist media fiasco Sen. Obama said that he was sure that Gov. Palin wanted to be treated like everyone else. He basically said that everyone’s record is scrutinized when running for public office.

    When asked why he was not addressing her attacks his reason…he is running against John McCain and not the VP.

    I felt horrible this morning but now I feel great! On MSNBC the republican talking points are already gathering around her vast experience as a mayor and governor and the alleged energy creds and plans of the Palin/McCain (in that order) agenda.

    The way the Republicans are marketing Gov. Palin it seems like she should be at the top of the ticket.

  159. Liza says

    And if the family truly wants Bristol’s pregnancy to be considered a “private family matter”, they shouldn’t be parading the children out (including the “fiance”) for a photo op with McCain.

  160. Liza says


    Palin supported the “bridge to nowhere” until the federal government withdrew their financial support. When she realized that the state of Alaska would have to foot the entire bill, she withdrew her support entirely.

    So, she supported it as long as someone else was going to pay for it.

  161. UnheardOfComments says

    I, too, thought that this was a lighthearted, get-away-from-the-cares-of-the-world, website about celebs and their babie/kids. Politics are really off topic but then again that is also for the admin. to decide. That being said, it is sad that the focus has become one of teen pregnancy (which used to be a disgrace and not something to be proud about in public).

  162. Jordyn says

    Hey “nonamegiven”…who were you referring to that had an abortion??? Bristol didnt…neither did her mom. Who were you talking about??? For shame you should declare what you believe in, yet hide your name. Interesting.

  163. Righteous Voter says

    idiot republicans, It isn’t about how many children that she spit out, It is about how she can manage the whole united states. She is p iming her famuily for votes, and mark my words Bristol will have a mis carriage by November. Because she just had trig. WE all know that trig isn’t hers, She doesn’t act motherly at all. The baby is just bounced from lap to lap. She hasn’t explained how she is going to fix the economy, Health Care, foreign Policies, Global Warming, NOTHING. If she didn’t spend all of her time bashing what OBAMA does, and by the way a comminity supporter does a lot for inner communites as well as outer communites. They help the poor, the less abled. I guess that don’t matter to your right winged drinking b eer at the convention republicans. She is a empty skirt, with a annoying voice.

  164. Righteous Voter says

    Time/CNN polls swing states in the Midwest. The big prize first: Ohio, where Obama enjoys a very narrow lead.

    Obama (D) 47
    McCain (R) 45

    Let’s slide over to Minnesota, where the convention is not helping the Elephants:

    Obama (D) 53
    McCain (R) 41

    Now on to the First Caucus State or Iowa, where Obama posts his best numbers yet:

    Obama (D) 55
    McCain (R) 40

    North Carolina:

    McCain (R) 47
    Obama (D) 44

    A lead is a lead, but quite frankly, McCain ought to be concerned about such a small margin in North Carolina. With a little luck, a good voter-registration drive, and a good ground game, Obama might be able to pick off the state and its 15 electoral votes…something even Bill Clinton could not do in two electoral-college landslides.

    Finally, good news for Obama from New Mexico, or at least one third of New Mexico. He’s up big in the First District, where Kerry won 51-48:

    Obama (D) 55
    McCain (R) 41

  165. stiche02 says

    Now that Sarah Palin is running for VP the liberal dems are bashing her for not staying home with her children. I thought equal rights for all? Just because you have children and you are the mother doesn’t mean you cannot work – ALOT of women do it – I think it is because Sarah is a Republican which makes the leftist Democrats say it is wrong.

    All you Democrats on this board are running scared!

  166. kelly says

    i think sarah should stay off the campaign trail and work on her family. i am not just saying that because she is a woman i would say the same thing if she were a man with the same family issues. also she choose to have five children they should be her first priority.

  167. Michelle says


    You will be shocked to learn what lies beneath the well-polished rhetoric of this slick orator. Obama speaks vaguely about “change,” but as this book reveals, Obama’s brand of change is a hostile attack on the Judeo-Christian values and freedoms most Americans hold dear.

    This isn’t “change you can believe in”—it is change designed to uproot American culture and replace it with the failed, secular, socialist policies of the past.

    In “The Audacity of Deceit” you’ll learn how Obama:

    Blocked emergency medical aid for babies who survived abortion.

    Plans to ban the use of firearms by lawabiding citizens—even for self-defense.

    Was abandoned by his bigamist father and raised in a Muslim society—and
    how this influences his values.

    Would raise tax rates to a Hoover-like 60 percent.

    Will transform the U.S. Treasury into the United Nations’ ATM.

    Wants fuel prices high and farmland taken out of production.

    Will grant federal medical insurance to 12 million illegal aliens and increase
    emergency room costs alone by $15.4 billion annually.

    Would transfer child-rearing from parents to the federal government with his
    secular “0 to 5” program.

  168. onatear says

    Oh, Kay…a woman after my own heart!!! Whew…If this is what the baby site has come to, wonder what the teen-age, political sites are doing?

  169. Could it be says

    On a lighter note– what is up with the names of Sarah Palin’s kids? So far, I’ve heard Track, Trig, and Bristol. Anyone know the other two?

  170. nonamegiven says

    How does a town with only 7,000 people mange to find itself $20million in debt after she left?

  171. traveler says

    Pink Elephants:

    Apparently, you haven’t done your homework. Palin was one of the biggest pork barrel supporters in the country. She lobbied for and was awarded more money for city and state than any other in the union. She supported the bridge to nowhere until it became an unpopular item to support. She is one of the worst in the country when it comes to cozying up to lobbyists and stealing our tax dollars for nonsense. I wouldn’t want her anywhere near our federal government. If McCain wins the presidency, your taxes will go up, the national debt will go up, and we’ll be watching the youth of our nation die in ridiculous wars. No thanks. I’ll vote Obama.

  172. nonamegiven says

    The McCain campaign has vigorously denied a report in the National Enquirer magazine that the Republican’s vice-presidential pick, Alaska Governor, Sarah Palin has had an extramarital affair with her husband’s business partner.

    The story, which appeared just hours before Governor Palin was due to address the Republican convention, was branded ” scurrilous” by the chief strategist, Steve Schmidt. He said it was totally untrue.

    “The smearing of the Palin family must end. The allegations contained on the cover of the National Enquirer insinuating that Gov. Palin had an extramarital affair are categorically false. It is a vicious lie,” said Mr Schmidt.

    The magazine has a reputation for digging dirt on politicians lives.

    It insisted that Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards was having an extramarital affair and had had a child with his lover, while his wife was ill with breast cancer.

    The allegations were denied for months until the National Enquirer finally got pictures of the duo meeting in a hotel in Los Angeles.

  173. nonamegiven says

    oh cheating scumbags

    It was just reported that: Sarah Palin is considering suing NE, because apparently she has been having a affair with her husbands business partner! OH WOW now we are talking?

  174. Pink elephants says

    With her years of executive experience and many accomplishments for the people of Alaska, Governor Sarah Palin is more prepared than Barack Obama to be President of the United States. She’s made decisions, taken action, and faced accountability.
    When Barack Obama was a community organizer, Governor Palin was serving as a local chief executive.
    When Barack Obama was voting present 130 times on the most contentious issues of the day, Governor Palin was taking on corruption within her own party and stood up to the special interests, lobbyists, big oil companies and good-old boy network.
    When Barack Obama was voting with the Democrats 97% of the time, Governor Palin was standing up to members of her own party and passed a landmark ethics reform bill.
    When Barack Obama was requesting nearly $1 billion in earmark spending, Governor Palin was championing reform to end the abuses of wasteful earmark spending. She put a stop to the “Bridge to Nowhere” that would have cost taxpayers $400 million.
    Governor Palin has a record of accomplishment that Barack Obama simply doesn’t have. She has spent her time in office shaking up government in Alaska. Barack Obama has only passed one bill as the lead sponsor.
    Governor Palin is an energy expert. She is the chair of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, a multi-state government agency that promotes the conservation and efficient recovery of domestic oil and natural gas recourses. She also served as Chairwoman of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission overseeing energy development on state lands in Alaska.
    Governor Palin is a tough executive who has demonstrated during her time in office that she is ready to be president. She has brought Republicans and Democrats together within her Administration and has seen approval ratings of over 80 percent.

  175. says

    Did She Address The Mortgage Crisis ?

    No she didn’t. What she should have said is SHAME ON those of you who continue to live on credit cards and make purchases of things that you could never afford in the first place.

    How many people buy a Wii and own 50 games that don’t have healthcare? Skip the cable, skip the games, skip the house that is bigger than what you need and maybe you won’t be looking for someone to bail you out.

    If I can’t pay cash for something, I don’t buy it. I never use a credit card.

  176. Just me says

    Sharrie, What do you mean McCain is milking this pregnancy for al its worth? Because he’s photographed with her? That’s just dumb. I’m sure there were photos of Chelsea Clinton shaking hands with John Edwards and, oh yeah, both he and her father are cheating sleazebags.
    This “baby drama” being created in the media is taking away from the real issues.

  177. nonamegiven says

    As a proud mother of 4, and a single mom who’s had to work very hard to raise my children after their father was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, I’ve looked to the Republican Party to uphold the family values they promise in every speech. I voted for President Bush twice, and I’ve only recently started to doubt my intuition about him. I was a strong John McCain supporter from the start and believed he would be a man able to receive the baton from George Bush and keep the nation going safely forward. Was is the operative word in my sentence for as of this evening, I’ve decided to change my vote and my party. I listened to the Democratic National Convention with an open mind. I found Michelle Obama to be brilliant. She was followed by a stellar Hillary Clinton. Both of these women reached me more than any speech by George Bush in the past 9 years of his campaign and presidency. It turns out, I began to wonder if I had been mislead. But, then tonight, when I sat and eagerly awaited my Party’s vice-presidential nominee, the first Republican nominee of the fairer gender, I was absolutely petrified. Non only was she no Hillary Clinton, she was not even close to Michelle Obama. I would prefer to have Michelle Obama as our Vice President if I were to base my decision on the substance and qualities of their speeches alone. Unfortunately, my life-long affiliation with the Republican Party has had to come to an abrupt end. The Republicans are offering nothing but rhetoric and half truths. They must think we are really unintelligent, uninformed, or both to believe this nonsense. I’m pro-life, and you know what, I don’t think a woman that’s nearly gleeful about moose hunting is pro-life. Is she? She’s pro the unnecessary killing of God’s creatures. I am not so naive as to think my daughter won’t turn out like Sarah Palin’s, but I do know that were I in her shoes, I wouldn’t be gleefully parading my pregnant daughter around the nation with her boyfriend on national television as if to say, “Hey, it’s okay to get pregnant by your 17-year old boy friend! Rah, rah, rah!” It’s not ok. It’s not. I’ll always love my daughter unconditionally, but I would be incredibly disappointed. I wouldn’t consider her a national role model, and that’s exactly what Sarah Palin is doing with her daughter by parading her around like a token Juneau Juno for the Hillary supporters.

    No, people, the time really has finally come for me to change. I will, hence forth, vote democrat and today I change to Obama / Biden 2008.

  178. YAY samsmom says

    Thank you!

    You said exactly what I was about to say.

    You are so right. It is a selfish woman that aborts a baby because it isn’t convenient in her life. Bristol is obviously good with her brother and very nurturing.

  179. nonamegiven says

    1. Did She Talk About Health care?


    2. Did She Address The Mortgage Crisis ?


    3.Did She talk About The last 8 Years Of The Republican Party ?


    4. Was There Any Plan For Correcting The Country ?


    5.The Same Old Divide And Lie Crap Talk BS With No Solutions ?


    Case Closed

  180. sharrie says

    boy…McCain is milking the Palin teenage pregnancy for all its worth isn’t he. Any PR is good PR I guess…especially when its free. Those poor kids…..the spotlight is the last thing they want or need.

  181. 3 kiddo mama says

    Is it just me or does it is seem like Jamie Lynn is sticking it to the Republicans via Bristol. How much crap did right wing politicains and commentary people say when she annouced she was pregnant. I bet it is a little fun to give some of it back. I think she was sticking up for her sister after the Obama celebrity ads.

  182. Samsmom says

    Just because a baby is unplanned or unexpected does not mean it is unwanted! How does anyone know she is being forced to have this child? BTW, #6 there is not much that is more “ruthless” or “selfish” in this world than a mother taking the life of her unborn child. We give animals more rights in this country than our unborn. Let that sink in really deep before you come at me with one of the left’s canned answers!

    Hey Valerie did you watch the DNC? They did the same thing there too.

  183. nonamegiven says

    You want substance….here it is….I’m a residence of the Matanuska-Susitna Valley and I live in WASILLA. I was a Republican before tonight. Sarah came off as an elitist and was offensive. The type of lifestyle she and Todd lead in this great state of Alaska is one that the average American citizen could not even begin to afford and yet she wants people to believe that she is a plain ‘ol average American. The average American does not spend more on a fishing boat than most people make in a year. And about those community organizers???? Well I’m one of them in the same community that is plagued with meth addicts, unemployment, high drop out rates, food stamp recipients (yes, Wasilla has it share of working poor),and the list goes on. Yeah, these challenges are found in every community throughout America, but to discount the efforts of those that try and help turn these situations around is mean, offensive, and down right snobbish. Shame on Sarah for doing a disservice to some of her strongest supporters; the community wellness advocates of Alaska and the entire country!

  184. valerie says

    Also once again right wing hypocrisy, didn’t the McCain cramp decry that Obama went too negative during his speech last Thursday? At least he was sticking it to McCain on the issues. She hit below the belt and with absolutely no grounds because she has absolutely no room or qualifications to criticize anyone’s record

  185. valerie says

    I’m not in the Convention Hall in St. Paul at the RNC, but I imagine there must be cue cards being held up for the audience during Guliani’s speech because the crowd seems very well rehearsed to laugh on cue, clap on cue, chant on cue, boo on cue! Such blind loyalty and mindless behavior, at a time when our country is facing serious issues and needs serious answers, is maddening! All I can say in all earnestness, “God, please, bless America

  186. says

    she isn’t pregnant, that is just baby fat. I am telling you, it will be a story on how she miscarr!ed and about the speech
    I am repulsed and disgusted that I’m almost 40, a successful business woman and I have been stupid enough to be a Republican all these years.

    I find them disgusting. All we need is more unwanted babies in the world and to ruin women’s lives by banning abortions. They are ruthless. They are selfish. They don’t care about medical care. They only care about serving their own party agendas, obviously or they wouldn’t of picked Palin.

    I have followed this race since last year and I learned a lot while watching the Dem’s. They did say mean things but not to the level I have seen the Republicans the last few weeks.

    I have now switched to Democrat this week and at least I am proud of Obama for not saying a single bad word about Palin or her daughter or kids. The Republicans are trying their best to make us all think it was him but I have searched and found nothing. He is not running for selfish reasons. Doing my homework I found he wanted to wait, it was other Dem’s who saw his work ethic, discipline and integrity that asked him to run.

    THAT is worth stopping and taking notice. I have for the first time made contributions as well. I hope for all of us we don’t suffer with anything like Bush ever again, anyone who thinks Obama isn’t qualified (even though he graduated from Harvard near the top of his class) should look up Bush’s lack of knowledge who ran what countries during an interview. He didn’t know…..

    GO OBAMA and BIDEN!!!

  187. chloe says

    Awww!! look at the 17-year-olds being forced to have a baby and get married when they don’t want to! Awww!! Republicans: the party of intelligence and family values!

  188. stiche02 says

    WOW! What a great speech her Mother delivered at the Republican National Convention! I haven’t heard a speech like that since Ronald Reagan – another great orator!

    McCain/Palin 2008!

  189. Zbella says

    Burp cloth, for $60 – OMG! She is a gorgeous girl and I can’t imagine the grief she is getting.

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