Palin not ready

Palin not ready

There are 271 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Sep 26, 2008, titled Palin not ready. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

I could hardly believe that Sen. John McCain , who had shown quite a deal of common sense, could have shown so much irresponsibility.

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Researcher

Norfolk, VA

#1 Sep 26, 2008
In which century were you born? Women are capable of accomplishing much, and are superiorly capable at multi-tasking! None of the candidates have Presidential experience, and I believe, none of our presidents ever did, until they were elected. Of the four running this year, only Sarah Palin has executive public service experience; while Barak Obams is the least experienced in official public service. Are you going to criticize his choice to run fo office?
Downtown Hpt

Atlanta, GA

#2 Sep 26, 2008
It's almost funny to see the media's feeding frenzy in its efforts to totally destroy Palin's credibility. This is the same media that refused to "out" John Edwards indescretions until the bloggers brought it out into the open, forcing them to acknowledge it. The same media that absolutely refuses to ask Obama the "hard" questions. He is getting a free pass to the White House.
Fairness

Norfolk, VA

#3 Sep 26, 2008
It just amazes me that people think McCain's vice president choice lacks experience but fail to address the fact that the Democratic presidential candidate has less experience than she does.
Downtown Hpt

Atlanta, GA

#4 Sep 26, 2008
Fairness, isn't it mind numbing? It scares the beejesus out of me that our media is in bed with a candidate and refuse to at least try and be fair in its coverage. Can you even imagine the howls if Obama were asked to explain his fundraising team, who paid for his Harvard education, his religion, his ties to Muslim extremists, etc. etc??
Good Grief

Virginia Beach, VA

#5 Sep 26, 2008
You don't have to like Obama to know that Palin is a joke. A big joke. But if she and McCain are elected, the bigger joke will be all of us for putting them in office. We have lousy choices all around this year.
American

Poquoson, VA

#6 Sep 26, 2008
The Alinskying of Sarah Palin

Here's one on Saul "The Red" Alinsky, possibly Obama's largest political influence:

The Alinskying of Sarah Palin

Read the full article at:
http://tadcronn.wordpress.com/2008/09/03/obam...

EXCERPTS:

In case there was any doubt that there is a deliberate tactic behind the windstorm of accusations against Sarah Palin, one need only refer to the Democratic playbook,“Rules for Radicals” by Saul Alinsky.

You may not have heard of Alinsky. A radical born in Chicago in 1909, Alinsky is the granddaddy of the extremist, anti-American left. Hillary Clinton wrote her thesis on Alinsky. Barack Obama considers himself a student of Alinsky’s teachings.

After a lifetime of involvement with “social groups,” as most fawning bios put it, Alinsky wrote his book “Rules for Radicals,” published in 1971, a year before his death.

In the book, he gives 13 (note the number) rules for destroying opposition to any crazy proposal.

I won’t bore you with the full list, but among them is Rule 8:“Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” In that rule, Alinsky counsels wannabe radicals to simply flood the opposition with unending attacks until they give up in frustration. Other rules advise humiliating your opposition; attacking people, not institutions; how to stir up violence; using irrelevant arguments to keep opponents off-balance; etc.

It literally is the Democratic playbook, used by Obama, Hillary, the liberal media and every Democratic Party socialist and self-described “reformer” out there.

…..Power corrupts. And if you’ve ever wondered why conservatives are so opposed to and by liberals, and why we conservatives believe liberalism unchecked will destroy this country, you need look no further than Alinsky.
Downtown Hpt

Atlanta, GA

#7 Sep 26, 2008
Good Grief, you at least admit that our pickings are slim on both sides. Do we run the best qualified for office? Heck no. Look at our local elections, horrible choices generally. My only contention is that the media controls the airwaves. Therefore the media needs to be an objective place to be able to learn more about the candidates. We are being forcefed a candidate that we know nothing about, you have to admit that. We know absolutely nothing, yet the media refuses to ask any hardball questions and is smoothing the path to the White House. If I hire people this way, I'd be bankrupt.
jimmy H

United States

#8 Sep 26, 2008
The reason the media is in bed with Obama is that they know that if he is elected that he will OWE them big time for all their biased reporting. Guess who will pay for that, we the American taxpayer. Bring out all the dirt on both candidates, let`s see who has the least!!
Downtown Hpt

Atlanta, GA

#9 Sep 26, 2008
If the media can tell us what shampoo Palin uses, they can ask Obama slightly harder questions. Geez.
American

Poquoson, VA

#10 Sep 26, 2008
Downtown Hpt wrote:
Good Grief, you at least admit that our pickings are slim on both sides. Do we run the best qualified for office? Heck no....If I hire people this way, I'd be bankrupt.
Yep, so would I.

And every ignoramus and loser is said, by some, to have the "right" to vote, even though the supreme court said there is no "right" to vote in a federal election.

Any wino, crackhead or fool has the same say as the most effective producers in this system.

I would never ask these kinds of losers to be on my board of directors, but every idiot that votes is basically a board member when it comes to the selection of our leaders.

A company run like that would soon end up broke, or worse.

Hmmm. I wonder why our economy isn’t all it might be if it were run better, smarter?

We were warned a long time ago:

"Yes, we did produce a near-perfect republic. But will they keep it? Or will they, in the enjoyment of plenty, lose the memory of freedom? Material abundance without character is the path of destruction."
-- Thomas Jefferson

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be."
-- Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, 1816. ME 14:384

"Reason and Ignorance, the opposites of each other, influence the great bulk of mankind. If either of these can be rendered sufficiently extensive in a country, the machinery of Government goes easily on. Reason obeys itself; and Ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it."
-- Thomas Paine

“What luck for the rulers that men do not think.”
-- Adolph Hitler

"The sheeping of America is nearly complete."
-- Ted Nugent

"A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves."
-- Bertrand de Juvenal

JWBPLANATV

Virginia Beach, VA

#11 Sep 26, 2008
After reading these opinions I do beleive most of you have lost your everlovin minds. I am not crazy about Obama but mccain and palen will never get my vote. They are both so stupid I cant believe anyone in their right mind would vote for them. Mccain is so old I cant believe he was so crazy as to appoint palen as his vp choice. Did you listen to her with Catie Couric . She cant answer questions from the media she doesnt know her butt from a hole in the ground. I cant beleive the repubs ar so stupid as to hold these two up as their choice to run this country. Its the repubs that got us into this mess boith at home and abroad. The democrats must stand up and fight these two idiots or our great country will go down the drain. Its been bad enough to live through 8 years of bush and now the repubs want this country led by someone so lame as these two. I wonder what language we will be speaking at the end of the next 4 years if the repubs are elected. I pray to my Lord Jesus that this wont happen. Why are we Americans so stupid? How could we even think of putting these 2 in office-----its beyond me.
Mr E

Newport News, VA

#12 Sep 26, 2008
If I'm not mistaken, Sen. Obama had 11 yrs in the IL state legislature & 4 yrs in the US Senate. That equals 15 yrs of public service. I don't think Gov. Palin's tenure as mayor of Wasila & as AL chief executive adds up to that. So how does Gov. Palin have more yrs of "official public service" than Sen. Obama?

Now, the citizens do not directly elect the President. They vote for a group of electors, so actually the people that one of the writers chose to insult don't have a direct say into who assumes the Oval Office...reference the 2000 election. That wasn't even decided by the Electoral College, but instead by 9 people.
Richard Dawkins

United States

#13 Sep 26, 2008
I wonder if the writer of this letter to the editor was around for the 1984
Presidential Election. We all remember who Walter Mondale picked for his VP right? Why it was Geraldine Ferraro. Gee, I wonder what foreign policy experience she had?
Downtown Hpt

Atlanta, GA

#14 Sep 26, 2008
Mr. E, so that qualifies Mamie Locke to be the next president too. She's got the time in. And please don't compare Obama to Palin. He is running against McCain. Compare their experience. Can't do that can you? I too would like to see the president elected by the general populace but I understand the electoral college vote. Were it not for that, little states like Rhode Island, Vermont, etc would be totally ignored for lack of populace. However, there just has to be a better way.
American

Poquoson, VA

#15 Sep 26, 2008
JWBPLANATV wrote:
...Why are we Americans so stupid?...----its beyond me.
Speak for yourself - you don't speak for me.

And, to answer your question, I don't know why you are so stupid - maybe you were just born that way. Or it could be that you haven't studied the issues as deeply as you might have and your mind has atrophied from disuse and, if that weren't bad enough in and of itself, you ended up with just the superficial understanding you demonstrate in your post.

Anyway, you do seem to have hit it on the head when you state, "---its beyond me."
Fairness

Norfolk, VA

#16 Sep 26, 2008
Mr E wrote:
If I'm not mistaken, Sen. Obama had 11 yrs in the IL state legislature & 4 yrs in the US Senate. That equals 15 yrs of public service. I don't think Gov. Palin's tenure as mayor of Wasila & as AL chief executive adds up to that. So how does Gov. Palin have more yrs of "official public service" than Sen. Obama?
Now, the citizens do not directly elect the President. They vote for a group of electors, so actually the people that one of the writers chose to insult don't have a direct say into who assumes the Oval Office...reference the 2000 election. That wasn't even decided by the Electoral College, but instead by 9 people.
Let's see:
Experience: Palin has run a City and a State.
Experience: Obama has run his mouth.
Which is more experienced?
Good Grief

Virginia Beach, VA

#17 Sep 26, 2008
After listening to Katie Couric's serious demeanor asking the questions, my guess is that Katie would make a better vice president than Para-Sailin', er Sarah Palin.
JWBPLANATV wrote:
After reading these opinions I do beleive most of you have lost your everlovin minds. I am not crazy about Obama but mccain and palen will never get my vote. They are both so stupid I cant believe anyone in their right mind would vote for them. Mccain is so old I cant believe he was so crazy as to appoint palen as his vp choice. Did you listen to her with Catie Couric . She cant answer questions from the media she doesnt know her butt from **** in the ground. I cant beleive the repubs ar so stupid as to hold these two up as their choice to run this country. Its the repubs that got us into this mess boith at home and abroad. The democrats must stand up and fight these two idiots or our great country will go down the drain. Its been bad enough to live through 8 years of bush and now the repubs want this country led by someone so lame as these two. I wonder what language we will be speaking at the end of the next 4 years if the repubs are elected. I pray to my Lord Jesus that this wont happen. Why are we Americans so stupid? How could we even think of putting these 2 in office-----its beyond me.
Good Grief

Virginia Beach, VA

#18 Sep 26, 2008
I'm sure she has help around her "running Alaska". I'm not happy with the choices this year but I'll take my chance on 4 years of a person who was head of the Harvard Law Review versus Miss Dumb-Dodo Bird. Is a dodo a bird?
Fairness wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's see:
Experience: Palin has run a City and a State.
Experience: Obama has run his mouth.
Which is more experienced?
Good Grief

Portsmouth, VA

#19 Sep 26, 2008
None - those two were sure losers that year.
Richard Dawkins wrote:
I wonder if the writer of this letter to the editor was around for the 1984
Presidential Election. We all remember who Walter Mondale picked for his VP right? Why it was Geraldine Ferraro. Gee, I wonder what foreign policy experience she had?
CALI

Chicago, IL

#20 Sep 26, 2008
Palin is like a butterfly.......She is pretty......but when she speak all I hear is flutter

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