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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Petitions Sent

Sorry for not blogging yesterday, I was literally away from my computer all day (my local congressional primary was yesterday). However, I did get copies of our petition shipped Priority Mail to the McCain campaign and Gov. Palin's Juneau office. They should be arriving within two or three days. So, to the more than 2,500 people who signed, I can guarantee you that your signatures and comments will be seen by the people who need to see them.

I also found out that mail takes at least three weeks to get to Alaska from the lower 48 if shipped using standard postage. So, if you want to send a letter to Gov. Palin before the VP selections are made, you need to send it Priority.

105 comments:

Anonymous said...

apparently the rumor from hannity is that obama is going to pick...john 'reporting for duty' kerry as his running mate! palin's needed now more than ever!

Paul said...

Adam - What did the shipping cost and what is the cost for priority?

Maybe we can all chip in a few dollars.

Anonymous said...

Oh my God... Ramp up the Swift Boat guys again. John O'Neill has said that they will all be back in force, if Kerry ever runs again. As a Navy Helo pilot who supported the Swifties in Nam, break out your 50 Cals he may be back.

Caroline said...

A first class letter sent to Alaska from the Lower 48 using USPS takes less than a week, Adam.

Paul said...

Adam - 3 weeks is going to be too late.. RNC is September 1st and I doubt he won't have his VP picked by then.

What is the cost to print and re-ship it as priority in < 5 days? Is it under $100?

We shoudl call GOvernor's office and tell them it's coming, as well as the local Alaskan' papers.

Let me know if you want help with this, and/or I'm sure you can enlist help with the site.


Others - feel free to comment
-Paul

Paul said...

More news (sort of coverage)

http://themoderatevoice.com/society/women-issues/21724/will-mccain-play-the-gender-card/

It also links to the Wikipedia on Sarah Palin of which I added a section of VP prospect.

We need to update Wikipedia as that will garner more attention!!!

Guys, need help here. I want to do this but I'm busy and I'm not very familiar with the Wikipedia editing schemas..

Here's what I'd like to put:
*Quotes from media (Glenn Beck, Kudlow, Land etc..) not too many just the strong supporters
*Discuss her taking on corruption and objecting to Ted STevens (I think.)
*Discuss her pro-life and recent child birth
*Petition with 2600+
*Evangelical support...

etc.........................

Damian G. said...

That "back-alley abortions" line at The Moderate Voice was SUCH a cheap-shot, though.

Adam Brickley, aka "ElephantMan" said...

1. I'm just going off of what the nice lady at the post office told me with regard to shipping time. Granted, I didn't just send a first class letter..I sent an 84 page document.

2. Either way, I dent it priority, it will be pn Gov. Palin's desk by the end of the week.

2. Paul, sounds like you've got all of the bases covered. Only thing I would add is that the Evangelical support is coupled with strong support in the Libertarian/Fiscal Conservative community (cite Kudlow), so we have two wings of the party under us that are usually hard to unite. Be sure to keep an eye on that article, as there have been VP sections put in before, only to be deleted or downsized and moved to other subheadings.

ted said...

You guys, something is up. I think Sarah is worried about the upcoming investigation about Monegan and Wooten. She is using the Alaska AG to find what what DSP employees know. This doesn't look good for us. I hope she doesn't get impeached.

Anonymous said...

Ted, this coming from you makes me worried. The perpetual optimist using the word impeached? This for something that you and others previously found to be a ridiculous, unfounded charge?

Anonymous said...

No, no Ted--be calm--positive attracts positive--pray.This happened before when as Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, she replaced the Chief of Police.There are a lot of good Alaskans on the same page as us supporting Sarah.Todd Palin has Yupik Native blood. The Native people are proud and support her.Besides, she needs to be prepared on the issues.--a former Alaskan

TC said...

Ted, you misread the governor's intentions. She is doing her own investigation because she, like you, doesn't believe Hollis French or Steve Branchflower can be impartial. To me, it is an incredibly bold move.

Anonymous said...

Mail to Juneau doesn't take 3 weeks. Other parts of the state, sure, but not Juneau. I lived there for a year over 2006, and because there is no road access everything is flown up from Seattle. I regularly got packages that were scheduled to take a week+ in two days - sometimes overnight.

Although, if you want to ensure something is recieved in a timely manner, it's better to send it priority.

Anonymous said...

I agree. This is not impeachable even if they are able to suck together some stuff. She won't get anything more than a slap on the wrist and some bad press. This is a he said she said case, and without a recording or an eye witness or some incriminating emails, circumstantial at best. All these people can do is kick some dirt on her. It's just something that can't be proven. And given the behavior of Wooten, the people going after her will end up with as much back wash on themselves, or more, than they will be able to get to stick to her.
dr. v

Anonymous said...

I read that all calls into DPS are recorded.

Anonymous said...

I strongly hope that Palin wants to be chosen, and in fact is chosen by McCain. But if for any reason, such as a desire to finish out a full governor's term, family considerations, or that the impending investigations are (rightly or wrongly) making it too hazardous to be put on the ticket, Palin should make it clear that she does not have any desire to be on the ticket. Then we can all stop speculating and concentrate on other possible VP's for now, and hope for Palin to be a potential presidential candidate 4 years from now.

BigRob-68 said...

Ted--Palin's decision to involve the AG is a bold, good move. French exceeded his power with his comments in the WSJ. Bear in mind that the legislature will function in a jury-like manner. Imagine a trial where a juror says how he will decide before even the first witness is called to testify. The AG, like a DA, has the legal right to know if collusion or tampering with Branchflower has taken place.

Scott said...

I think she wants to be VP. The decision to involve the AG in the decision is clearly designed to to push up the timeline and take the fight to her accusers. I know some will say she's panicking, but I think she knows she's innocent and is trying to force their hand. Hollis French has already used the word "impeach" and has announced a $100,000 investigation (not alot of this sort of thing) will drag conveniently into November. I think Sarah is moving the yard sticks on him, and I would think the investigator's ties to Monegan will eventually play into this.
She's trying to clear her name as soon as possible, which is good for the cause.

Adam Brickley, aka "ElephantMan" said...

I wouldn't worry about the Palin administrations internal audit. Even Hollis French himself said that he didn't see anything wrong with it. This is just a bunch of bluff and bluster by the Andrew Halcro people, and the good news is that French is now on the defensive regarding his "impeachment" statement and is trying to back off it.

Students of America said...

Newt Gingrich is on Hannity and Colmes tonight to talk about McCain's VP. Since he's a Palin supporter, we might expect him to give her a nod tonight.

BigRob-68 said...

Adam--I agree with your analysis. The WSJ piece was not a completely negative article. It ended with comments that I thought helped her position. Her decision to ask the AG for the internal audit shows muscle to bring this episode to a swift conclusion.

Anonymous said...

I hope Gingrich gives a solid endorsement. And perhaps even mention this "scandal", and raise the idea that the investigation is an attempt by those who do not want her on the ticket to torpedo the possibility. The national big wigs who have been endorsing her lately need to come to her defense, now, or there is a chance that these dopes in the Alaskan legislature could impact the presidential election.

With Powell potentially endorsing Obama (according to Kristol), it is all the more important for McCain to make a truly bold pick, or his campaign will be over before the first debate.

Paul said...

BTW: Search google news for "Palin VP" and you'll see more "media chatter" on Palin.

Most say she's too inexperienced - which is baloney - McCain, her accomplishments and how she does at debate's is going to beat the crap out of that argument.

Anonymous said...

Paul - As an Alaskan that attended a gubernatorial debate between Palin, Binkley and Murkowski, I am here to tell you, Palin is a horrible debater. So bad, in fact, that it cost her votes.

Paul said...

That's why I said "how she does" ;) not "how she will"

Not perfect grammar.. but I was insinuating that it's an open issue.

If she is a weak debater, that is not good news.


However, she's a woman so if she gets beat up hard by a white guy Obama VP pick, then people will call foul just b/c she's a woman..

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the fact that Palin is investigating the "investigation." It's going to allow her to reveal what an revenge-oriented hack job this really is. Besides, it's the AG's job to make sure that these things are conducted properly, which, we all know it's not (come on, Branchflower is impartial?!? yeah right).

It's an incredibly gutsy move, but when Lyda/Hollis investigation finds nothing, she'll probably have all sorts of evidence on why they created this "investigation" in the first place.

She's going to come out of this better than ever.

Anonymous said...

Palin called a press conference. There's a recording,

Paul said...

Anonymous - I think the more the investigation goes on/discussed/media/news, the more VP political liability becomes.

If I was Palin or her camp, and was open to VP.. I'd do everything to make it swift.

Take the slap on the wrist, get the reprimand, whatever, and move on.

Anonymous said...

The recording isn't from the Branchflower investigation, it's from the AG investigation.

Anonymous said...

The Branchflower investigation starts today.

Anonymous said...

For the Alaskan who felt that Palin is not a good debater, I beg to differ. I saw that debate (on site called "Palintology"), and thought that she CRUSHED the other 2 candidates. She made the other 2look like a couple of grumpy old Republican men, who defeated themselves by their attempted attacks on her. She was in command of the issues, and was simply "likeable", compared to the "old school" incumbant and the newer, Mitt Romney style middle age guy.

I find it hard to believe that this debate didn't win her the primary.

I'd love to see her against any of the potential democrat VP candidates.

Ted (the "original" Ted) said...

The "Ted" earlier in this thread claiming that there is "worry" about troopergate WAS NOT ME!!!!

IT WAS A DIFFERENT TED.

I would never say such a ridiculous thing that Palin is worried about this silly thing which, if anything, is/will make Palin look even better!

Ginger said...

Gingrich said in order Romney, pawlenty, jindal and Palin. He gave concrete reasons for only the first two. Very underwhelming.

Anonymous said...

perhaps the leak about Libernman from McCain insiders is to make a Ridge choice more palatable to conservatives? I hope this is wrong.....

Anonymous said...

Just on Hannity and Colmes:
Newt suggests a floor fight over a social liberal nominated by McCain...
certainly Liberman but also Ridge???

The "original" Ted said...

1. As far as Palin's debating skills, in an earlier thread Adam referred us to her primary debates when running for Governor, which were posted online. Palin was perfecto!!! She beat the pants off her opponents! She's very skilled at media, can think in her feet, and is otherwise way more than extremely intelligent. So bottom line, debates by Palin are only gonna be a big plus for her.

2. Re the investigation of the investigation, I'm gonna assume that McCain already has decided on Palin and that this is all part of strategerie, tending to tie in the original investigation to Obama Campaign tactics (since State Sen. Hollis French is an active bigwig on the Obama campaign in Alaska).

3. Any time someone using the name Ted on this post says something which is not fully consistent with all my past postings, assume that it's not me, the "original" Ted.

the "original" ted said...

And, btw, how can I, and must I, assume McCain has already decided on Palin as Veep, and Gingrich et al must know that too?

McCain and Gingrich, both wise politicos are looking at the same factors we are. In doing that, you simply ask yourself, how can McCain NOT pick Palin?!? (This is really a no-brainer -- and any other stuff said tending to the contrary is a "head fake".)

Anonymous said...

You bet! Newt was signaling to McCain that the pro-life sector of the Republican Party would be furious if he selected any pro-choice candidate----including Ridge (who is a tidge boring, by the way; best to go with Palin!).
The conservative / pro-life sector of the Party already isn't too thrilled with McCain's having won the nomination; he's aggravated us for decades.
McCain needs to court the pro-lifers' votes, not offend us. He doesn't have to bow to our every desire, of course.
But to preserve this crucial part of the Republican Party's basic platform----ie. the pro-life stance----McCain absolutely needs to select a VP with a pro-life viewpoint.
McCain is already liberal enough, but we can vote for him because he's pro-life. His Veep needs to match this view.
If McCain doesn't select Palin, he could still bring some excitement to the ticket by selecting Bobby Jindal. He was a Rhodes Scholar, he's a terrific debater, and he has YEARS of high-level government-service experience.
But we still hope McCain picks Sarah Palin.

Anonymous said...

I just can't see Romney being the pick. I really don't know why the MSM continues to put him at the top of the list. I think it's just their bias against Republicans as only running rich old white guys.
dr. v

the "original" ted said...

anonymous, why go with Jindal when McCain can -- and will -- go with Palin (who is Jindal in steroids).

McCain's undoubtedly aware that Palin's the far better/exciting pick than Jindal (and Jindal's name was already floated up, and then down. The ONLY ONE of all the prospects who never had his/her name leaked or floated up, or facilitated to be floated up by Team McCain is Palin! So what does that tell ya!

Anonymous said...

Ted, although at times I think you might be a bit over the top in your enthusiasm, I'm glad to see you are back defending your candidate.

What is the matter with people that they disguise themselves as someone else, trying to make political points? What type of low life would lie in this manner? Do you fear Palin so much that you would impersonate good old Ted?

BigRob-68 said...

Newt failed to add anything tonight he has not already stated previously other than the possible result of a Lieberman nomination for VP. It just will not happen. A cabinet post? Sure. Numero dos? No, nunca!

the "original" ted said...

correction, that's "Palin is Jindal on steroids"

Anonymous said...

Palin won that Republican primary debate in Alaska, hands down. I've shown the debate to those who might otherwise be inclined toward other VP picks (such as Romney), and just watching the first 20 minutes converts them to Palin. To claim otherwise is a lie, and propaganda. Clearly, there are powers in Alaska, or in oil companies, or in the Democratic Party, who do not want her to be in high office.

Anonymous said...

Why the MSM puts Romney at the top of the lists?

Because they think Romney will costs McCain the most votes.....

1. Mormonism (bigamy, strange underwear, Jesus and the Devil are brothers, RLDS Warren Jeffs....)

2. Boring white guy won't appeal to women

3. Flip flopping on abortion will alienate conservatives...

4. Choosing Romney means NOT choosing Palin

If McCain picks Romney turn on PMSNBC and watch Matthews and Olberman have a simultaneous orgasm....

Bob said...

Original ted, either you are the most astute one of us all and will ultimately be proven right to a delightful chorus of us all or you are a delusional nut. Or maybe you are just the eternal optimist. But in anyway, I gotta admire your faith. Cause I sure dont think it will be Palin unfortunately and nothing you have said convinces me. Seems to be all conjecture on your part.

Anonymous said...

Agree in many ways with the last post. But Ted reminds me of a New York Mets fan from the late 60's or early 70's. "Ya Gotta Believe!"

the "original" ted said...

bob, what "conjecture"?

Simply connect the dots, the first dot being McCain wants to win the election.

This is not rocket science.

the "original" ted said...

anonymous, not AT ALL like a Mets fan from that era. THAT was faith. THIS is hard cold facts and calculations.

Matthew said...

I trust that all those anonymous signatures on the website are real names in the paper document. Is that right?

Anonymous said...

Well, apparently Governor Palin conceded that Monegan was pressured to fire Wooten.

However, it was Frank Bailey, the governor's director of boards and commissions, who did the pressuring. He has admitted that he falsely represented that he was acting on the governor's behalf:

http://newsminer.com/news/2008/aug/13/
palin-says-recording-shows-staffer-
pressing-troope/

Now, one can expect that haters to call this a case of an aide falling on his sword. Of course, that's what they always say.

Anonymous said...

I don't think it will be Jindal because he's already been tapped for the keynote speaker. He wouldn't be both.
dr. v

Anonymous said...

Ted, as a Mets fan, faith can at time bring you even further than cold hard facts. Don't ever forget that.

the "original" ted said...

1. Bailey more than stresses that he acted not on any direction from Palin who, he says, knew nothing about him talking to Monegan about it!

2. While it does look like Palin will be McCain's Veep, look for McCain's surprise pre-emptive (before the Dems) announcement of Palin.

the "original" ted said...

A reason for premeptive announcement of Palin's Veepship by McCain is he's got to assume the Dems know bout Palin as a likely pick; hence, that increases chances of Obama picking Sebelius; hence, McCain cannot take chance of Obama going first with Sebelius -- also since everyone's expecting McCain to wait for Obama to go first, McCain gets the newsworthy surprise factor of pre-empting.

Bob said...

So, original ted, mccain will pick palin because he wants to win. no kidding, he wants to win. well then that settles it you are right he has chosen her. stupid me, i didnt know he wanted to win. thats why i thought he might pick someone else. all this time i thought it was because you had some information we dont know about but all the while it was because he wants to win.

Anonymous said...

Where is video of the governor debates?

Kristofer said...

debates, http://palintology.com/category/video/

Marco said...

Its gotta be Big Mac and the Barracuda! Keep it rolling guys!

Anonymous said...

Okay, let's all stick together here. "Original" Ted: you'd better prepare yourself, in case McCain does NOT pick Sarah Palin for his Veep. Ever consider that, like most politicians, McCain has a huge ego, and he might be jealous of all the attention Sarah Palin will gain? He might prefer to select someone who isn't as good-looking as McCain is (he's still great looking, even though he's in his early 70's!)----like Tom Ridge----or someone less effusive, like Pawlenty. Sarah Palin is not only smart, but also gorgeous and out-going. This might bug McCain, so he'll pick someone who doesn't threaten him. I do hope he'll select her. But BRACE yourself, Tom! Don't make us worry that you're going to flip out if she's not the one McCain chooses.

the "original" ted said...

And regarding the investigation of the 'investigation' (Wooten, Monegan, French, Cyr) they need to take a look at Democratic Party/ Substantial Democratic Donor/Campaigner/Fundraiser/GOP Critic/Union Leader John Cyr's connection to this whole thing to the Obama Campaign people in Alaska! THAT'S THE REAL STORY HERE!

the "original" ted said...

Public Safety Employees Association Executive Director John Cyr IS ALL OVER THIS! He is a Democratic Party activist! He's now bashing Palin on Alaska TV for not meeting with the unions.

Boy this has Democratic Party Dirty Ticks painted all over it!It's good that the Palin Administration is now investigating the investigators!

Bottom line, Obama Camp KNOWS they've got to try and take out Palin, if Obama is to have any chance of winning the election.
(and by the way, WHERE is Wooten?, still at an undisclosed location out of the country???)

flapper said...

Random thoughts from an over-caffeinated man:


*We should dissolve the USPS and turn the whole thing over to Fed Ex.

*John F. Kerry served in Vietnam.

*I hope fake ted's parents kick him out of their basement.

*On the Optimism Scale, I'm between bob and real ted.

*It would be cool if Gov. Palin acknowledged the petition.

*I still agree w/ real ted about McCain going first. I don't think Obama will choose a woman, but getting Palin out there sooner gives her more opportunity to influence voters.

*If anybody has a substantive argument against Palin for VP, I haven't heard it.

the "original" ted said...

CORRECTION, PLEASE CHANGE ALL REFERENCES IN ANY AND ALL OF MY ABOVE POSTS FROM "BARACK OBAMA" TO "BARRY SOETORO"

(who would have ever predicted that 7 years after 9/11 the Democrats would run a Muslim for President!!!!!!!!!!)

See this:

http://texasdarlin.wordpress.com/2008/08/13/breaking-photo-documents-barry-soetoro-indonesian/

the "original" ted said...

...and while I MORE than wholly endorse (to say the least) and predict Sarah Palin as McCain's VEEP, I'll now say that McCain would win the election even without Palin --

http://concretebob.vox.com/library/post/barry-soetoro-or-barack-hussein-obama.html?_c=feed-atom

Paul said...

BTW: I just saw the video on foxnews. I think the mention of Palin is very good news. Newt & Buchanan have been very wise in politics and right.

The best we can ask is that McCain sees it the same way and he can take into account pros/cons for the candidates.

The one factor that might work against a Palin pick for McCain, as I mentioned in the past, is the CIF test. Whether or not she can be CIF is outside the issue of whether McCain feels she can (and whether she'd be willling to take it! The responsibility and task is huge is a serious issue!)

With Georgia, Russia, Iraq, Iran, I can gaurantee you that anyone that does not pass the CIF test in his mind, will not get the pick.

Paul said...

I encourage those here to contact Mike Huckabee and request his assistance to support Palin.

I just saw a video where he re-iterated the need to pick someone with strong "perceived" Conservative values.

That pretty much leaves him and Palin running.

Here is the site:
http://www.mikehuckabee.com/index.cfm?fa=Contact.Home

Kristofer said...

More (new) video of Sarah Palin. This time in a commercial for Parnell.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lish7obpl24&eurl=http://www.realclearpolitics.com/the_scorecard/2008/08/palin_backing_parnell_in_ad.html

BigRob-68 said...

Huckabee will have delegates at the Convention. If Mac decides to poke conservative Christians in eye with a flip-flopping, pro-choice veep like Romney look for those persons to walk out. If you watched the Gingrich interview on Hannity&Colmes then you know this a very, very real possibility.

Anonymous said...

We are starting to hear about who is speaking at the DNC convention. Do you think that if we don't hear that Sarah Palin is speaking at the RNC convention, that means she is going to be chosen as VP (or would they schedule her anyway)? I mean, I don't see any reason why they wouldn't give her a prime spot to talk about energy at least, unless she is going to be VP, because she an up-and-coming star for the Republicans and puts a great "face" on the party.

TC said...

If she isnt chosen as a speaker at the convention, then she simply stays in the running for the vp slot. If she isn't chosen as VP, I think the McCain camp would be stupid to not give her an address. I think Jindal is a lock for keynote, but Gov. Palin should definitely get a spot. It wouldn't even suprise me if energy is one of the nightly themes.

Anonymous said...

But what about people who ARE chosen to speak? Does it mean they are definitely out?

TC said...

Usually, yes.

Paul said...

On the video - It's nice to see the video in contrast with the one supporting Stevens.

The MSM will have a harder time going after Palin for "corruption" equating her to Stevens (like CNN tried)

Paul said...

On the video - It's nice to see the video in contrast with the one supporting Stevens.

The MSM will have a harder time going after Palin for "corruption" equating her to Stevens (like CNN tried)

Syrin said...

Ooops- Palin Lies Again
Palin can continue to think she is fooling someone with this seemingly open presentation. However, what is really seen is unethical behavior. It appears to the vast majority of Alaskans that Sarah Palin is a LIAR. Palin's narcissistic thought: Investigate thyself- Destroy most of the evidence immediately, try to threaten underlings so they will not speak, found is nasty, ugly, evil, unethical, spin on my own terms..... of course.

Syrin said...

Poll respondents suspect wrongdoing by Sarah Palin in Monegan firing


http://www.ktuu.com/Global/story.asp?s=8750523

Anonymous said...

Syrin go back to your Romney boring white guy blog powered by PMSNBC

Paul said...

Let Syrin play, the greater the hate, the stronger we know Palin is.

btw Syrin, I looked are your portfolio, "As a Republican women ...."

A Republican Women, enh? You sure you're not a Obamaniac women?

Paul said...

Assosciated press news on Palin as VP:

"Nevertheless, Palin is still riding high in Alaska, where she jump-started a project to build a natural gas pipeline and pushed through a plan to send every resident $1,200 from the state's oil-rich treasury to offset high fuel prices.

And based on what has come out so far, some GOP insiders and political scientists said they are not worried about the effect on her prospects for higher office. (Some analysts said that because of her relative inexperience, Palin never had any realistic chance of being picked for vice president.)

****"I would be very surprised if Sarah Palin didn't become a larger figure within national politics and I would be very surprised if she wasn't a part of a McCain administration," said Todd Harris, a Republican aide on McCain's 2000 White House bid***********

Up to now, GOP insiders and political analysts have marveled at Palin's ascent on the national scene, calling her fearless style, her reform efforts, her energy and her glamour refreshing.

Anonymous said...

My first time here. What a strong reality distortion field you have!

I'm a lifelong conservative and an Alaskan resident who voted for Palin for governor.

I've been extremely disappointed in her. She is in over her head running the State government, she's not very conservative (her war against the oil companies is straight out of the Obama playbook), and now it appears that she is a bumbling liar.

Take the time and listen to the Bailey phone call. He refers several times to "we" and "the family" and "Todd". Sarah denies knowing anything, but she's obviously lying.

http://community.adn.com/plain/node/129005?gallery

This was a small scandal that has now blown up into a big deal. As usual, the coverup is worse than the crime.

McCain would be an idiot to pick her as VP and I would never want her one old guy's heartbeat away from the Presidency. She could never handle Russia, Iran, or China. She can't even handle her clueless minions in the Governor's office.

Ray the libertarian Republican said...

Looks like Democratic supporters and Romney supporters have something in common. They deny their own politicians' corruption. I don't want see see Obama or Romney in the Federal Executive Branch.

BigRob-68 said...

Every time negative trollers drop in on this blog to peddle their capricious arguments Palin's support and national profile improves. Keep the hits on coming.

Deb in Palmer said...

Syrin, you must be a very lonely person. The host has asked you not to come back, you yet, you return.

I live not to fr from you, so I know your husband is not around very much. But, I wonder who is raising your children when you spend all day and night on the internet.

BTW, we all know you are part of the Young campaign, so please be honest.

TC said...

anon, so you don't find it possible AT ALL that Frank Bailey could have been, oh I don't know, maybe LYING when he said 'we' and 'todd?' You are giving about 100x more credibility than these tapes do and you must have been horrible in math because your deduction skills are horrible.

As was the case in Watergate.....THE TAPES DON'T LIE!

Anonymous said...

Syrin,
Your blood dripping signs and other signs against Governor Sarah are scarry to me. IT IS TIME THAT YOU BE INVESTIGATED.--a former Wasilla Alaskan.

Anonymous said...

It is not any more absurd that Sarah Palin be a heartbeat (or lack of one) away from president and Barack Obama actually BE president. At least she's accomplished something (pipeline). Also, Bailey's recording is ambiguous. It makes total sense to me that the Palins and their friends would sit around and say, "How in the heck does this guy still have his job? Is that crazy or what?" without directively telling him (Bailey) to call whoever and try to get him fired. I and my friends do that quite often. We often speculate on how some of the dodo birds have managed to keep there jobs. We had one professor go in the library to do some research and left his baby in the car in her car seat. How whack is that?!! And we're all wondering why he didn't get canned. That doesn't mean we call the chancellor up and tell him to can the guy. People talk. People speculate. That's not a crime. And, quite frankly, I don't understand how it could be wrong that the governor wants to see a trooper who has behaved like Wooten lose his job. If she actually had pressured to have him fired, and it were anyone other than her sister who he had perpetuated these acts with, this would be a non issue. It is only being used against her because of the family connection
dr. v

Ted said...

Things are getting bad in Alaska for Sarah.

Anonymous said...

Adam, Can we get Syrin, Kelly in Wasilla, fake Ted, and the other moles off our blog?

Matthew said...

Adam, some of these blog comments are starting to get out of hand, don't you think? This site is something like the third or fourth on a google search for Palin.

Is there any way to keep us Palin supporters from looking like a load of raving lunatics?

I know I'm just another commenter, and speak without authority, but can we stop making ad hominem attacks? If that's too much to ask, can we at least avoid threatening (to open up an investigation on) other blog commenters?

*sigh* Oh, how I long for the political movement that seeks to be as reasonable as Lisa Simpson:
"What do we want? The gradual phase-out of animal testing over the next three years! When do we want it? Over the next three years!"

the "original" ted said...

Listen to Mark Levin on his radio show Thursday, 8/14, make very favorable comments about Sarah Palin as McCain's Veep, at 34:00 minutes to 35:45 minutes on the below audio feed:

http://marklevinshow.com/wp-content/themes/levin/player/?url=http://podloc.andomedia.com/dloadTrack.mp3?prm=2824xhttp://abcrad.vo.llnwd.net/o1/levin/rss/levin08142008.mp3

Mongo Mere Pawn said...

dr.v,

I hope your take is correct. It recalls a rather infamous bit of history involving Henry II, when he asked aloud to no one in particular, "Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?", only to have his men assassinate Thomas a' Beckett, a friend and counselor whom he elevated to Archbishop of Canterbury. Sometimes underlings can mistake wishful thinking for suggestions or instructions. Ultimately, Henry II had to undergo a fairly harsh penance for the slaying of Beckett. Hopefully, Governor Palin avoids such an outcome.

I still like her a great deal, but I must tell you that this Georgian business really bothers me. I have no doubt that Senator McCain is capable of standing up to Putin, but I have my doubts about a second year governor doing so, despite her efforts against Murkowski et al. It would help me considerably to see an interview with her discussing Iraq or even this Georgian business in the same manner she handles the drilling issue. I think she is capable of doing it, but I think it will be a tougher sell if she first addresses such a critical matter in her speech to the convention as Senator McCain's running mate.

Let me add this caveat. It is likely that I am letting my testosterone sway me in this assessment. Golda Meir? Tough broad. Lady Thatcher? Made of iron. My impression of Governor Palin is that she is made of such stuff. It may just be a little hard to demonstrate it objectively to the voters during the campaign.

And it won't be an answer to say that Senator Obama is just as inexperienced or that he is a wimp on national defense. Whomever Senator McCain selects will be a heartbeat away from the presidency during what is turning out to be a very dangerous time in our history. People will want some evidence that whomever he selects will be tough as nails in the clutch.

the "original" ted said...

The Mark Levin audio was not copied in its entirety. Here it is:--

http://marklevinshow.com/wp-content/themes/levin/player/?url=http://podloc.andomedia.com/dloadTrack.mp3?prm=2824xhttp://abcrad.vo.llnwd.net/o1/levin/rss/levin08142008.mp3

Again, go to 34:00 min thru 35:45 min.

the "original" ted said...

It still didn't take, I'll try again:--

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Palin for America said...

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I've updated PalinForAmerica.com with a forum system you're welcome to post there if you like. Just visit the site, register, and click on Forum.

Enjoy!

the "original" ted said...

OK, I give up, just go to:

http://marklevinshow.com/

and then go down to audio rewind for August 14 (and then to 34:00 thru 35:45).

BTW, this was worthy of note because Levin's praise of Palin comes after and before he pans other possible McCain Veeps as being very very bad, including Tom Ridge, Huckabee, Lieberman, etc.

Adam, if you can transcribe exactly what Levin says about Palin, it was very excellent. He repeatedly says Palin is "solid", and cites her executive experience, economic experience, pro-drilling, great family etc. etc. and concludes that she would be a considerable political asset for McCain.

Anonymous said...

Santorum Says....
All in all, it's good advice. McCain isn't going to "out Obama" Obama no matter whom he picks as his running mate, so that right there gets rid of a lot of exciting choices like Bobby Jindal or any of the CEO candidates like Meg Whitman, Fred Smith and Carly Fiorina. I would keep Sarah Palin in the mix if Obama doesn't choose a woman.

CP said...

Santorum's advice to play it safe is idiotic. Mccain needs to pick a candidate to satiate the base and still seem like it's outside the establishment. He offers the 88 election as an example in which playing the safe VP did not help Dukakis win.

Today thecountry wants someone exciting: Obama is basing his entire campaign on that. Just because you don't outdo Obama doesn't mean you can't take a little of the sheen off.

Anonymous said...

Mitt Romney's been campaigning relentlessly for weeks already for McCain and steering his national network of donors to donate generously to McCain's campaign. What does that tell ya, folks?

Mongo Mere Pawn said...

Anon,

Your point about Governor Romney's efforts on behalf of Senator McCain is well taken. Probably the most critical aspect of the VP selection process that goes unaddressed is the jockeying for position for 2012 ro 2016. Whoever Senator McCain selects arguably becomes the frontrunner in 2012 or 2016. As a result, not only is Senator McCain looking for someone who can help him win election this year, others within the party want him to take into account the impact of his selection in the coming elections.

Governor Romney and Governor Huckabee are really the only two potential VPs with credible aspirations for 2012 or 2016. Both have an interest in making sure Senator McCain does not elevate someone else within the party to their detriment. To that end, Governor Romney has been assisting the McCain campaign, either to garner the VP spot himself or to make sure he keeps the edge for next time over his other rivals, known and unknown. Governor Huckabee's recent comments about Governor Romney are an attempt to keep his chief rival for the next time around from establishing himself as the frontrunner through his selection as Senator McCain's VP.

Governor Palin is simply not in a position to compete on such a national scale, either financially or on a "who do you know" basis. Her appeal is her youth, sex, articulation, and cross-base conservatism. All of these put together may equal the amount of money Governor Romney can bring to the table or his help in a state like Michigan, but his money and polling in Michigan are objective advantages compared with Governor Palin's subjective advantages. Governor Huckabee's appeal to evangelicals and his support in the primaries represents a potential objective advantage to Senator McCain with the socially conservative base, but also represents an objective disadvantage regarding fiscal conservatives.

When you throw Governor Jindal into the mix, it's a delicate balance Senator McCain must attain, helping himself now and helping the party for the future. My guess is that he will opt to help himself now and hope his choice helps the party in the future. We've got to convince him that Governor Palin's subjective advantages outweigh any objective advantages offered by Governor Romney and Governor Huckabee (or anyone else), and that their objective and subjective disadvantages argue against them as well.

Paul said...

Guys - head over to PFA forum.
I don't think Adam will object.

PFA's done some great work over there and we (along with Adam) have discussed making it a headquarter of sorts.

the "original" ted said...

mongo, I've gotta think McCain has already decided who his pick'll be, and him picking Romney over Palin would constitute the largest political mistake this generation and missed opportunity for McCain, the GOP and the nation's immediate future. Having said that, the single best way to convince McCain is to encourage him to read the COMMENTS FROM THE PETITIONERS which Adam has submitted to him and Palin -- READ ALL OF THEM, THEY SAY IT ALL!!!!

(moreover, if Romney REALLY cares bout this nation, more than his own ambition, HE would encourage McCain to pick Palin and then agree to serve in some other major way in the McCain Administration.)

Paul said...

The "origional" ted - can you help out and carry the discussion on the palinforamerica forum?

http://www.palinforamerica.com/index.php?option=com_jfusion&view=wrapper&Itemid=113

I have already inclued all the comments from this thread.

Thanks a lot!

the "original" ted said...

And, as I've said before, the Dems and the MSM are praying that McCain runs with Romney rather than Palin (whereas Sarah Palin is their greatest fear!)

My PALIN Q&A STILL HOLDS TRUE, NOW MORE THAN EVER:

Q&A

1. Which McCain Veep pick is SIMULTANEOUSLY the safest AND boldest?

ANSWER: Sarah Palin

2. How can McCain SIMULTANEOUSLY attract both Hillary AND Bob Barr voters?

ANSWER: Sarah Palin

* * *

And there’s this, still the best advice, from the Conservative Voice:

“Desperately seeking Sarah
July 26, 2008
By Stephan Andrew Brodhead

Desperately seeking Sarah --
Americans need a little Palin Power

Sarah Palin the current Governor of Alaska is John McCain’s ultimate choice for VP. I do believe a woman is next in line for the presidency. All Conservatives like her. She is popular in Alaska. Hillary supporters would relish her. She would solidify a 12 or possibly 16 year Republican executive.

John McCain’s boring campaign is wearing thin. I need a little Palin Power to get me interested again. They would say ‘but she is only a half term Governor!’ And your point is?”

Ginger said...

interesting


Roll Call Staff
August 15, 2008, 11:13 a.m.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Gov. Sarah Palin (R), whose name has been floated as a potential running mate for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), said she has submitted some paperwork to national Republicans, but added she thinks it is unlikely she will be tapped to be McCain's vice presidential pick.