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Monday, September 1, 2008

Pregnancy rumors and left-wing bigotry

First off, apologies for not posting sooner. I've been extremely busy the last few days, but I'm back and ready to cover the convention.

I was going to rebut the disgusting rumor that Trig Palin is actually the governor's grandson by her daughter Bristol, but the campaign beat me to the punch. A statement released today announced that Bristol is in fact pregnant, but is currently five months along and hence could not have possibly had Trig in April. So, I think we just need to let the entire Palin family (especially Bristol) know that they have our movement's complete support going forward. The McCain campaign knew of the pregnancy before Gov. Palin was put on the ticket, so this is unlikely to become an issue; and if it does, it will probably have a positive impact rather than a negative one. So, this is the last I intend to say about this issue as the Palin family has rightfully requested that their daughter's privacy be respected.

Now, on a slightly lighter note. We now have our first evidence of an apoplectic left wing celebrity engaging in a rant against the entire State of Alaska. Rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs (aka. "Puff Daddy", "P. Diddy") has released a profanity laced video in which he attacks Palin, stating that Palin is unqualified simply because she is from Alaska. He asserts that Alaska is different than the rest of the country due to a total lack of "black people", crime, and "crackheads". Apparently, he has seen one too many reruns of "Northern Exposure". His screed is not only ill-informed, but also bigoted and mean-spirited. He owes the people of Alaska an apology, specifically the state's black community, which does in fact exist. I will be placing a call shortly to the Anchorage chapter of the NAACP to see if I can get any reaction (or perhaps get them to extend an invitation to Diddy to visit Alaska and apologize). I'll update you on the results of that call.

Have a great Labor Day!

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Chris said...

Desperate people do desperate things

just look at the left attacking Palin to understand they know they are in deep trouble

We conservatives have met the girl of our dreams (and of the left's worst nightmares)

knowitall said...

I am proud of you and your family, Sarah.
And proud to be on your team.
Rich

Robin Weber said...

Thanks so much for this website and for your wisdom so far in advance! I remember thinking very highly of Sarah Palin when I first heard about her several months ago. Everything I hear reinforces that opinion. What a great opportunity for those of us ignorant of our largest state to learn more!

Stephen said...

Well we wish the Palin family all the best of course!

I can't help but wonder, however, how much her "anti-birth control" stance plays into this? (if in fact, reports about her opposing birth control are true?)

Personally, I am pro-life but also for birth control...I wonder if this lines up another dem attack on her irresponsibility to her daughter and 'unrealistic' views that people won't have premarital sex.

They are already comparing the Palin's to a white trash Britney Spears-esque family..ugh. So sad.

Erin said...

As I think about it, the more I suspect the official tone from the left should be (and will be) official announcements from Obama that he supports the family, yada, yada, yada. So what on earth are the alternatives? The left are the ones who want sex ed in schools, want condoms in the students' hands, abortions without parental consent. What do you say? That Sarah should have spent more time with her daughter? What good would that do if, according to their beliefs, kids have sex! It's natural!

I think they're going to leave this one alone and hope the right eats itself alive. DO NOT BE SURPRISED! if nothing comes of this.

Craig said...

I personally want to congratulate the entire family on their addition. All this talk has made it seem that something is wrong. If she wants the baby, he wants the baby, the parents want the baby, what should it matter if it offends some of those on the left (or right)?

Emerson Wainwright said...

I didn't believe it at first... but I've done just a bit of digging.

Gov. Palin did not announce "her" pregnancy until a month before the
baby was born. (She'd have been seven months pregnant when she
announced this, and apparently hiding it VERY well.)


Gov. Palin was in Texas when "her" water broke, a month early. While
experiencing a high-risk pregnancy (her own age, carrying a Down
Syndrome baby, and having signs of impending delivery a month early),
she DECIDED TO FLY TO ALASKA to have "her" baby in a town of 4,500
people.


Apparently, the flight crew didn't notice that a woman about to
deliver was boarding their plane.


Palin did not take maternity leave.


Of course, this evidence is circumstantial. I'd like to see the birth
certificate. And if it's shown that she IS the mother, I'd like to see
a genetic test (since she's Governor of the state in which "she" gave
birth).

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Erin said...

Obama has already said this topic is off limits with him, and that if he finds out anyone on his payroll started the first rumour, he'll fire them. Yup, they know this is a losing battle if they touch it.

fredK said...

I thought she supported family values and now this. While I do not support the liberals, it's not their fault that the daughter is pregnant. Where are the parents in this case.

JTnChristine said...

I am pleased with Obama's official comments (just heard them on Fox) re: Bristol's pregnancy. Although not an exact quote, it was something like this: "This topic is off limits for this campaign, it is a family matter and I will not tolerate using this issue as a way to gain political advantage. The Obama camp was in no way responsible for this breaking news nor the rumors that circulated regarding Bristol actually being the mother of Palin's newborn son, Trig. If it turns out anyone from the campaign was responsible for these hurtful rumors, they will be fired immediately."

I do appreciate that he said this. He could have said NOTHING and let the media and the leftists continue to slam Palin. I'm glad that he made these statements, even if they were political strategy (though I'm not necessarily saying they were).

So if the Obama camp is not going to make an issue of this topic, I suggest we not do so, either. Here's hoping Bristol has a healthy pregnancy!

TC Robinson said...

Bristol is five months pregnant, which means she was pregnant when Track was born. Case closed.

Oh, and emerson, want proof Palin was pregnant. Here it is:

http://alaskareport.com/images48/trig_paxon_van_palin

Stephen said...

well, thats good news from the Obama camp. Would be interesting to see if the pro-Obama media will listen to its master. I'm guessing they still try to contrast "family values" with unwed teenage pregnancy but so be it. If anything, this only makes her more human.

IMriteURnot said...

I guess the RNC finally sent out a message on how to spin this mess. And I am thrilled to see that we won't be talking about family values anymore. Right? I mean the VP daughter being unmarried and pregnant??? Those are left-wing liberal values, right???

How about these thoughts from:

http://www.hanlonsrazor.org/2008/09/01/palins-daughter-is-pregnant/

"So let’s review. VP nominee Sarah Palin’s 17 year old daughter is pregnant and was not married. I’d like to remind everyone that 16 year old Jamie Lynn Spears was rather thoroughly destroyed in the media when her pregnancy was announced, calling her white trash and the like.

Let’s roleplay for a minute, actually. Imagine, if you will, what would happen if Barack Obama’s unmarried teenage daughter was pregnant. There is not an honest person alive who could say the right-wing media would not be absolutely shitcanning Obama’s “family values” and say he’s a terrible parent for not instilling enough morals in his children to prevent them from having sex before marriage.

Also, jeez, just for once I’d like a rumor to be false, you know? Larry Craig really was gay. Mark Foley really was going after kids. Sarah Palin’s unwed teenage daughter really is pregnant this time. But remember, they’re the moral majority and we’re just a bunch of sinners."

Enough said! Right Mountain Mama?

John said...

I agree, we shouldn't even be discussing their private affairs.

HOWEVER -- if there is a trust fund or something for the new baby, I'd love to know about it so that I can throw in some money :)

Rightwingsnarkle said...

Wow, McCain knew all about this unwed pregnancy and selected Sarah anyway.

What a gutsy guy.

Any lesser candidate would have run for the hills, but not McCain.

Nope, he stuck with his choice.

He's my hero.

Adeodatus, SPQR said...

The Palins are a real American family who deal with real, everyday issues. They are practicing what they are preaching.

Good for them. Gov. Palin deserves to go to the White House.

IMriteURnot said...

Yes! To the White House for a wedding!

Ferny for McCain at Stanford said...

Simply outrageous that all that the Obamaniacs are left is to smear her.

Pathetic!

Come and visit us.

McCain/Palin '08!!!!!

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Theresa said...

I wasn't a fan of this choice at all. I agree with her on the issues, but I think she is wholly unqualified and, I really believe she should be home with her kids, at least until they are older. I think this just proves the point. If mom had been home, doing her job, it is much less likely that Bristol would be pregnant.

I also don't think that there should be a White House wedding. As a married girl, with a baby on the way, she is now an adult and shouldn't be living off of tax payer money.

BigRob-68 said...

Pro-life is not merely an intellectual or political position. Regardless of the person or circumstances that creates it--life is life and should be embraced. My support for Palin is actually strengthened by this story. As a parent with a daughter you try and teach your child the best that you are able. Often your children make decisions that you disagree with, yet, that does not deter a parent's love.

If you care to check out the sanctimonious bigots over at Daily Kos note the condescending remarks such as white trash, terrible mother, etc. Guess us folks who live in the real world are stupid--or at least from that perch way up in Hyde Park and NYC it looks that way?

IMriteURnot said...

Thank you, Theresa. Very well put. Unlike others on this blog, you have a mind and you use it.

Watch how they spin your intelligent comments.

Adeodatus, SPQR said...

Theresa,
Regarding your concern that she should stay home with the kids - would you suggest the same for Obama and his two young girls?

IMriteURnot said...

And we are not discussing abortion on this issue. And we are not demeaning Bristol, though you all want to paint it that way ...spin spin spin. We are questioning Sarah Palin's parenting skills. These skills are at the core of family values.

And how can you lead a country if you can't even care for the emotional and educational needs of you own family??? I don't get it. How can that be such a non-issue to you all???

Carlos Echevarria said...

Good to have you back Adam, you are world famous now!!!

I really believe that Team Mullah Obama & Uncle Joe Bin Biden, D-Tehran, need to think twice about this one.

Wasn't he the product of a 18 year old mother with a foreigner who was simultaneously married to a different woman back in Kenya???

I wish Bristol Palin, her fiance and their upcoming newborn lots of health, happiness and luck, as they embark on their journey together.

Just like her mother she is a paragon of living by the principles you enunciate. (unlike Barry who would not want his daughter "burdened" with a child)

Palin can soon add one more qualifier to her extraordinary resume, the best looking & toughest grandmother in US political history!!!

Teddy Roosevelt, Annie Oakley, Maggie Thatcher and Wonder Woman all rolled up into One.

IMriteURnot said...

That's great, Carlos. Name calling is truly an effective way to communicate your point. You putz!

I gotta go. You all are boring me with your utter ignorance. I'll check in later to see if Mountain Mama has found her tongue again. She just simply disappeared once the news of Palin's daughter's pregnancy.

Joe & Christie Ison said...

The heavy issues of this post make me tired, so let's just stick with the silly stuff..

About the supposedly no Black people in Alaska....

Wasn't it a lovely Black woman who beat Palin for the 1984 Miss Alaska pageant?

Hmm....

Tuan said...

This is my response to the P.Diddy video

My Response to P. Diddy

The Dunns said...

What's the deal with all the hate?!? People feel so powerful with the anonymity of the internet. Can't people debate issues without getting personal and enraged? Just makes me want to avoid them and their opinions even more. Give me someone who can discuss rationally, reasonably, and calmly and I'll engage. Otherwise, I'm not going to attack anyone personally (or their family!). All I see from the Dems is hate. No, thank you!

Adam, thanks for this blog. It's full of great information! Thank YOU for your rational, factual presentation!

wk4christ said...

Re: I am proud of you and your family, Sarah.
And proud to be on your team.

AMEN!!!! I second that! The media should back off of this issue immediately. It is a private, family matter. Case closed!

Stay strong, Sarah! We're fighting for you!

SARAH!!!! SARAH!!!! SARAH!!

McCain-Palin'08!!!

Valerie said...

I am an independent and I find the fact that Palin's daughter is knocked up a disgrace. To be so out of tune with your child that you don't know or don't care she is sexually active and taking the time to have a conversation with her about birth control or maybe even throwing some condoms her way. Come on folks is this the kind of person we want leading a country who's teen pregnancy percentages are already ridiculously high. Well if anything good comes of this the McCain and Palin team will get the votes of those mothers out there with knocked up teenagers.
I'll be waiting and watching to see if John McCain will be able to fill a stadium with 80,000+ supporters and have 38 million viewers watching his acceptance speech.

JTnChristine said...

imriteurnot and theresa:
In a 2002 study by Aughinbaugh and Gittleman, the researchers found no statistically significant relationship existed between mothers' employment and adolescents' risky behaviors (including sexual activity). This study used data from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth, which is a study conducted of approximately 9000 youth). Your personal opinions about mothers being at home with their families are justified for your own families, perhaps, but please understand that many times mothers either MUST work outside the home for financial reasons, while others CHOOSE to work outside the home because they have something significant to offer to their field and enjoy doing so. Please don't belittle the accomplishments of these women by implying that they are bad mothers. Thank you.

Night Owl said...

Sarah, are thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, especially Bristol and her baby.

There are actually people calling on her to drop out of the race based on this. Can you imagine if she were a man? Doubt you'd be hearing that.

Night Owl said...

Obama had a good statement.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0908/Obama_on_Palin.html?showall

Too bad his supporters can't show the same class.

BigRob-68 said...

Parents know everything that their kids are doing and can prevent them from making bad decisions? Are we that naive? Gee, John Edwards and Jesse Jackson had children while married to other women and covered it up. George Bush had a DWI and was an alchoholic. Betty Ford? Bill Clinton? Jimmy Carter lusted in his heart and had a brother with a beer named after him. Abe Lincoln's wife was mentally ill. Obama and Ayers as well as Wright. The list goes on and on for both Dems and Reps.

When you vote for a candidate do you really think they are above human fault? Please, get a grip. This election is about issues--not this stuff.

Erich Riesenberg said...

I think it is hypocritical that Sarah Palin's bastard granddaughter is a private family matter while gay couples are open fodder for political hacks, like Palin.

Cp4three2 said...

I don't really see how her husband getting a DWI before they were married somehow disqualifies her for being VP.

As for Bristol, she's making the family values choice. She's taking responsibility for her actions and having the baby. She and her family don't see this pregnancy as a punishment the way that Mr. Obama does.

Lynnette said...

First of all, P Diddy should be ashamed of himself for his unfounded, ignorant, bigoted comments. I think people should consider a boycot on anything associated P Diddy. Shame on him! It disgusts me to think he is a role model for young Americans.

Second, Gov. Palin's daughters pregnancy is a none issue for the campain. Is it me, or was it not that ago the media and public GLORIFIED the pregnancy of Jamie Lynn Spears? Sorry Hollywood, you can't have it both ways.

Third, I would be honored to congratulate Gov. Palin on being chosen to run with Sen, McCain. I think he made the best choice. Congrats! God Bless you and your family and God Bless America!

Parentalcation said...

I should point out that now the left wing blogosphere is now digging through teenage myspace pages looking for dirt on the Palin kids and family.

http://parentalcation.blogspot.com/2008/09/democratic-underground-surfs-teenagers.html

I emailed the girl in question warning her.

Erin said...

Ugh. I think you will agree when I say I've been a Palin supporter before the nomination and beyong. But I have to say, politics tires me to my very bones. I feel so badly for the Palin family, and yet I don't think they see it that way. I think they realize their daughter made a mistake and is trying to make the best of it. But these personal attacks are why I just can't stomach politics. I despise nearly everything Barack Obama stands for, but I appreciate what he has done in his lifetime. I hate that these things have to become about people, whether we agree with their choices or not. If someone wants to vote Obama instead of McCain over this, I respect their choice. However, this weekend's vicious rumours and horrible stories have turned my stomach.

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BigRob-68 said...

Eric Riesenberg--No need for profanity. I do believe Dick Cheney's daughter and Newt Gingrich's sister are gay. I do not recall the MSM treating them any differently or affecting cinservative support for their policies.

AdrianUK said...

Congratulations to Governor Palin, her family and to Senator McCain. In the UK most of us had never heard of Sarah but the last few day's reading up on the Governor reassures conservatives like me greatly. Good luck for the campaign and God bless America.

TrueRedHead said...

Sarah Palin's parenting skills? Ever heard of "tough love"? Choices do have consequences. Bristol Palin's mother is allowing her to face the consequences of the choices she made. In a very public way.

We can only imagine the conversations, tears, and sleepless nights involved in this drama. And that was BEFORE the momentous decision to accept the offer to be McCain's running mate.

Anyone who's ever loved (or been) a 17 year old girl knows they believe they are adults and should be treated that way, allowed to make their own decisions, live their own lives, yada, yada. Well child, now you are a woman in full view of the entire world.

The strength and courage of the entire Palin family is clear for all to see.

TrueRedHead said...

Sarah Palin's parenting skills? Ever heard of "tough love"? Choices do have consequences. Bristol Palin's mother is allowing her to face the consequences of the choices she made. In a very public way.

We can only imagine the conversations, tears, and sleepless nights involved in this drama. And that was BEFORE the momentous decision to accept the offer to be McCain's running mate.

Anyone who's ever loved (or been) a 17 year old girl knows they believe they are adults and should be treated that way, allowed to make their own decisions, live their own lives, yada, yada. Well child, now you are a woman in full view of the entire world.

The strength and courage of the entire Palin family is clear for all to see.

Tuan said...

Parentalcation,

The Secret Service should be notified. This is really uncalled for.

TrueRedHead said...

Sorry for the double post... word verification issues for some reason.

TrueRedHead said...

Valerie - often a person's words behave like boomerangs. If you have children now or in the future, you be prepared to duck.

mike said...

palin's daughter is immoral. no one should vote for mccain.

Sheri said...

First of all the words from careerwriters is VERY rude.
Secondly, if you remember that when Bush was elected his twins got into a lot of trouble. Party girls and everything. Well, they have grown up to be wonderful women. Jenna helps with UNICEF...she is doing wonderful things.
What liberals do not get is that conservatives make mistakes. They want to shove our mistakes into our faces...sort of like "Ahh-hah!" We are humans and do things that we should not do...teen drinking, teen sex, drugs...and you know what...they can get pregnant, become addicted to drugs, get caught with alcohol at a party.
It is sad that Sarah's daughter is pregnant and it will be very hard...but they seem like a close family and they will get through it.
Just because conservative teens do get pregnant, should we make all abortion legal? Pass out pills to girls at school? No, we need to teach our young people that your actions have consequences. And I am pround that the Palin family did not whisk her off to get an abortion.
I wonder how many other politicians daughters have had to get abortions because it would embarrass or ruin their parent's political career?
I think that republicans are less judgmental. Cheney's daughter is gay...so what. Palin's daughter is pregnant...so what. All of that is personal business. But the left...they just love rubbing it in...it is like they expect us to be perfect!
Sorry for being so long. If you are a liberal...get over it. Things happen!

Redzone said...

Sarah and her family are beautiful people, you can see it in her eyes and hear it in her voice.

I was engaged to my wife when she was 16 and we are still married after 33 years.

What I say is good luck to Bristol and her fiancee. Don't listen to all those neredowells (as you can see I am English).

This is a wonderful time for the family, and, God willing, Bristol's mum will be the next Vice-President of the USA.

royalearth said...

i am an independent who is a ball of mixed emotions as a result of the GOP's VP pick. A pregnant teen at home is actually among the least of my concerns about Palin. I'm shocked and both saddened and overjoyed by Mccain's poor and polarizing choice. contrary to the comment that the left's criticism (which is how this all works, folks) is an indication of desperation, I find Mccain's choice to be a blatant (and somewhat frightening when you consider the weight of the decision) exhibition of desperation. It is clear that Obama has captured the hearts and spirits of most of us moderates so the Reps strategically chose to secure the far right vote in leiu of the middle. it's an inane move because recent history has already indicated that the moderates outnumber the far right, as was evidenced by mccain's nomination in the first place!! he just sold out his biggest voter base! some may even say he sold his soul to the devil. he went from enlightened, compassionate, unifying, and truly Christ-like politics to the stubborn, prideful, and historically harmful policies of the far right.

I'm sure Sarah Palin is good-hearted person and great leader for the state of Alaska but to even consider her for the position of Vice President of the United States is beyond baffling and is making the GOP appear to be something of a sad, scary joke.

also,to be fair, Sean Combs is a highly intelligent individual and was not talking out of his ass when he referred to Alaska's less than 5% African-American population as "no black people." a literal interpretation of his vernacular might indicate questionable intelligence, guys. as someone who grew up around the country and the world (go army!), i have to tell you, that's actually a very common and legitimate characterization, as is any characterization of Alaska as a "white state" due to Caucasians making up more than 3/4 of the population. That's nothing to be offended by, it's simply a fact.

H. R. Goodman, Jr. said...

I'm mad as hell. CNN started doing a hatchet job on Sarah Palin as soon as she was named Vice President.
I was having coffee this morning at the truck stop near my Missouri farm, they had CNN on and I turned it off and told the truckers why.
Every, and I mean every trucker in that place said they've had a belly full of it too.
Go Sarah! We're for you all the way.

Chris said...

The subject Palin's pregnant teenage daughter is being vastly dismissed as a private family issue. However this became a public issue when McCain nominated Palin as VP. What does this say about parental responsibility?? What does this say for proper work/life balance?? AND what does this say about the effectiveness of Palin's own "abstinence only" polcy?? These are issues that McCain picked Palin for in the first place. The fact that her 17 year old daughter is pregnant clearly demonstrates that Palin has not taken an active enough role in supervising her daughter and that she has devoting too much of her time to her work and not enough to her family and daughter. Further, this undermines Palin's own "abstinence only" position. No one is necessary judging the daughter here. They are judging the VP candidate, her hypocrisy, and McCain’s judgment in choosing her.

Valerie said...

TrueRedHead,

I have two children one 20 and the other 23 and I can tell you the minute they started dating we had the discussion of sex and birth control. Unlike the Sarah Palin you folks are idolizing I KNEW what my children were up to.
This subject should be up for political discussion because we are talking about the people who are going to be running our country. If you can't handle the home front you certainly CAN NOT handle being VP of this country.
Oh, TrueRedHead hun I'm ready for any boomerang that might come my way, as you so ridiculously put it.

IMriteURnot said...

So here’s the thing. I’ve been reading these blogs for the past few days. And they are mean-spirited – no doubt about it. But you can’t put all of the blame on the Democrats visiting the blogs. No, some of your own Republican posters need to take some blame for the tone of the blog, having posted some pretty ugly stuff about Obama and Biden. And some of it is just plain childish name-calling. But that is the nature of political blogging. It’s not a nice, comfy part of the Internet universe. It is hard and nasty at times. The whole idea of blogging is to spin what your pundits tell you to spin, whether it be “puffing” your candidate’s positives or blowing your opponent’s negatives way out of perspective. We all know it. That’s why we come here. And to ask for “mercy” on these sites is to be dreaming for a better world that just doesn’t exist. I don’t believe that any poster or blog-reader’s mind is changed by what they read here. It’s all puffery.

But I do believe there comes a point when relentless blogging of an issue becomes destructive. And that may be happening with the Bristol Palin story. I don’t believe that anyone is trying to hurt a 16-year old CHILD (if they are, they’re sick). And no one should be questioning the family’s decision regarding abortion. That is a PERSONAL family issue. According to their beliefs, Bristol should (or must) have this child.

At the same time I believe that even the staunchest of Palin’s supporters must, in their heart of hearts, know that something is not right here. I am not part of the moral majority. I am not part of the Christian right. But I do believe in the importance of strong family values, regardless of the make-up of that family. Every family must have a parent (or parents or grandparents or foster-parents or guardians) who must provide guidance to the children under their watch. No that does not mean that they must be watching every move their child makes. But it does mean sitting down at the dining room table, eating together and discussing what’s going on in their lives. It means talking to your teenagers about drugs and alcohol and, yes, about sex. If we fail to listen to our children or we fail to ask them the right questions, we will fail as parents. And Sarah Palin failed. I don’t care how you spin it, she failed. This is not Bristol’s failure. It is Todd and Sarah’s failure.

The question that is now before us is one of competency. And it is, quite simply, is Sarah Palin competent to lead this country. In all honesty, I did not believe that she was before the news of her daughter’s condition broke. And I certainly do not now.

And unless you can point to a specific failure in the Obama or Biden values, any attempt to impugn them or their families would be pure blogster-spinnery. And intelligent readers will see right through it.

IMriteURnot said...

So here’s the thing. I’ve been reading these blogs for the past few days. And they are mean-spirited – no doubt about it. But you can’t put all of the blame on the Democrats visiting the blogs. No, some of your own Republican posters need to take some blame for the tone of the blog, having posted some pretty ugly stuff about Obama and Biden. And some of it is just plain childish name-calling. But that is the nature of political blogging. It’s not a nice, comfy part of the Internet universe. It is hard and nasty at times. The whole idea of blogging is to spin what your pundits tell you to spin, whether it be “puffing” your candidate’s positives or blowing your opponent’s negatives way out of perspective. We all know it. That’s why we come here. And to ask for “mercy” on these sites is to be dreaming for a better world that just doesn’t exist. I don’t believe that any poster or blog-reader’s mind is changed by what they read here. It’s all puffery.

But I do believe there comes a point when relentless blogging of an issue becomes destructive. And that may be happening with the Bristol Palin story. I don’t believe that anyone is trying to hurt a 16-year old CHILD (if they are, they’re sick). And no one should be questioning the family’s decision regarding abortion. That is a PERSONAL family issue. According to their beliefs, Bristol should (or must) have this child.

At the same time I believe that even the staunchest of Palin’s supporters must, in their heart of hearts, know that something is not right here. I am not part of the moral majority. I am not part of the Christian right. But I do believe in the importance of strong family values, regardless of the make-up of that family. Every family must have a parent (or parents or grandparents or foster-parents or guardians) who must provide guidance to the children under their watch. No that does not mean that they must be watching every move their child makes. But it does mean sitting down at the dining room table, eating together and discussing what’s going on in their lives. It means talking to your teenagers about drugs and alcohol and, yes, about sex. If we fail to listen to our children or we fail to ask them the right questions, we will fail as parents. And Sarah Palin failed. I don’t care how you spin it, she failed. This is not Bristol’s failure. It is Todd and Sarah’s failure.

The question that is now before us is one of competency. And it is, quite simply, is Sarah Palin competent to lead this country. In all honesty, I did not believe that she was before the news of her daughter’s condition broke. And I certainly do not now.

And unless you can point to a specific failure in the Obama or Biden values, any attempt to impugn them or their families would be pure blogster-spinnery. And intelligent readers will see right through it.

jokeparty said...

this party is a joke! a guy who cant keep up with how many houses he has and a gal who cant keep up with how many guys her daughter sleeps with.

letsallgetalong said...

So here’s the thing. I’ve been reading these blogs for the past few days. And they are mean-spirited – no doubt about it. But you can’t put all of the blame on the Democrats visiting the blogs. No, some of your own Republican posters need to take some blame for the tone of the blog, having posted some pretty ugly stuff about Obama and Biden. And some of it is just plain childish name-calling. But that is the nature of political blogging. It’s not a nice, comfy part of the Internet universe. It is hard and nasty at times. The whole idea of blogging is to spin what your pundits tell you to spin, whether it be “puffing” your candidate’s positives or blowing your opponent’s negatives way out of perspective. We all know it. That’s why we come here. And to ask for “mercy” on these sites is to be dreaming for a better world that just doesn’t exist. I don’t believe that any poster or blog-reader’s mind is changed by what they read here. It’s all puffery.

But I do believe there comes a point when relentless blogging of an issue becomes destructive. And that may be happening with the Bristol Palin story. I don’t believe that anyone is trying to hurt a 16-year old CHILD (if they are, they’re sick). And no one should be questioning the family’s decision regarding abortion. That is a PERSONAL family issue. According to their beliefs, Bristol should (or must) have this child.

At the same time I believe that even the staunchest of Palin’s supporters must, in their heart of hearts, know that something is not right here. I am not part of the moral majority. I am not part of the Christian right. But I do believe in the importance of strong family values, regardless of the make-up of that family. Every family must have a parent (or parents or grandparents or foster-parents or guardians) who must provide guidance to the children under their watch. No that does not mean that they must be watching every move their child makes. But it does mean sitting down at the dining room table, eating together and discussing what’s going on in their lives. It means talking to your teenagers about drugs and alcohol and, yes, about sex. If we fail to listen to our children or we fail to ask them the right questions, we will fail as parents. And Sarah Palin failed. I don’t care how you spin it, she failed. This is not Bristol’s failure. It is Todd and Sarah’s failure.

The question that is now before us is one of competency. And it is, quite simply, is Sarah Palin competent to lead this country. In all honesty, I did not believe that she was before the news of her daughter’s condition broke. And I certainly do not now.

And unless you can point to a specific failure in the Obama or Biden values, any attempt to impugn them or their families would be pure blogster-spinnery. And intelligent readers will see right through it.

The New Yorker said...

I am a democrat. Even then, I commend what Palin has done by coming out with this at such a time. Also, P. Diddy's video disgusts me.

nickwah22 said...

I have to post because I disagree with almost everything I have seen here.

How is Palin practicing what she preaches? She preaches abstinence. Clearly, she isn't enforcing/preaching it in her own home effectively because her daughter is now "five months" pregnant. If she can't convince her kids of her own policies then how is she going to rally America to support her if she (God forbid) make it to the White House?

If families are supposed to be off limits like Obama has been calling for since the first shot was taken at his wife (who ISN'T RUNNING FOR ANY PUBLIC OFF nor is she facing any scandals like said VP candidate) why is it now only applicable and not months before when various rumors were going around about Mrs. Obama?

Obama isn't touching this because he is afraid, he isn't touching it because he is running a classy campaign. There is a double standard in this election and everyone complains that the press soaks up everything Obama. While that may be true, half of it is bullcrap that shouldn't even be in the news. Stories that shouldn't even be played and are overemphasized for ratings benefits cause Obama to be in the news more than McCain.


Back to Palin, she barely had any stance on issues before she came out as the VP candidate. So what exactly are you basing your judgment on her ability to lead on? The leaders of this country are people the average Joe looks up to. For those reading, she isn't the average Joe, she is the Governor of Alaska with a 17 year old who is having a baby.

I don't need to be a Republican to agree with some of the things you all say nor a Democrat to disagree with some of the things you all say but call a spade a spade. She isn't practicing what she preaches. It seems like the only reason she came out with this announcement is because of the rumors that are flying around. Just because someone says the girl is 5 months pregnant doesn't mean she is. Politicians... lie.

Jude said...

Although I am not sure who I will be voting for - as an educator in an alternative education program in Chula Vista, CA where we have a teen pregnancy program - with girls aged 12 - 17 years old;I would strongly advice showing your support or feeling about teen pregnancy.
In our education system, pregnancy is something that is not be address enough; it seems to be the "norm" in high schools today; however, pregnancy is an ever growing in "popularity" among high school students.
As a teacher in this program, I see how the girls are in "dream land" with their boyfriend - father's of the baby, but most of these girls are being abused - verbally, mentally, some physically. Only about 1% of the girls get married; 10% of the fathers stick around to support the girls and help with the baby; most of the father's leave after a month of the baby being born because the care is too much to handle.
I am glad you brought your daughters pregnancy to the public before the media destroyed her...know PLEASE show your support and desire to make changes in our education system, especially toward young mom's. These students are our future - we need to start getting our girls interested in engineering; math; technology not young motherhood!

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Giordano said...

Some of the attacks I have seen against Sarah Palin in the last few days are really disgusting, regardless of what your political persuasion is.

I wish her all the best, and I hope somebody brings to her attention these messages of support.

TrueRedHead said...

Valerie: First of all your characterization of Bristol Palin as a "knocked up" teenager trivializes the humanity of the situation. Your disdainful remark about votes garnered from mothers of "knocked up teenagers" condescends to every parent who's had to face this issue.

Congratulations. Your kids didn't present you with that particular challenge. You no doubt "tossed them some condoms". Good for you.

Nevertheless, walking that thin tightrope of self-righteousness makes for a precarious path through life. Given the attitude you've displayed here, there are no doubt plenty of "boomerangs" still aimed at your head.

Giordano said...

Some of the comments I read about Sarah Palin in the last few days were really disgusting and shameful, no matter what your political persuasion is.

I wish her all the best, and I hope that somebody brings these messages of support to her attention.

Jude said...

It is really too bad that people feel the need to be rude and unkind! If they don't have anything decent to say - shut up!
Now Sarah - you need to do something about the young teen mother population and show these idiots what matters.
Unfortunately you can't do anything about your daughter's pregnancy now, just support her.
As a teacher in an alternative education program in Chula VIsta, CA we have a teen mother program - where are girls can complete their high school education and go onto college.
If we don't support them, then we will be paying for their care with our taxes. We need to educate our young girls in elementary school; encourage them to get interested in technology, math, science and not boys! what we really need is support from our government in education; and separate schools for girls and boys!

Larry Jackson said...

I still don't see where Bristol's pregnancy has anything to do with Governor Palin's ability to be VP. I have already heard the accusations of her not knowing what her daughter was up to, so let me say this. We can teach our children what they should do and how they should act. It is up to them to do as we teach them. If they do not, there isn't a whole lot we can do, short of locking them in a room and then we would be guilty of child abuse. It is not Sarah Palin's fault Bristol got herself pregnant.

My Take

techno said...

Folks, stop being so naive and generous. Obama, the MSM, CNN and the liberal blogs mean to take Sarah out ASAP. And if they can't take her out through the media and the internet, they will find other ways to do it. I leave it to you to figure out what the last statement means. It's time the Republican Party get serious and we all stand shoulder to shoulder with Sarah--screw you Dana Bash, Kyra Phillips (who Bill Bennett called desppicable), John King and Wolf Blitzer--you are all slimeballs. Boycott CNN. Obama and the lefties will not let her gain traction. They can't-do or die!

lori luna said...

She is a complete hypocrite! Love THESE family values. Maybe your beloved Sarah should teach her children the truth about sex - and not "just say no" - clearly THAT did not work.

techno said...

Tucker Bounds on CNN-sounds too sheepish--should call CNN despicable. Wrong spokeman--wrong time. CNN wants to beat Sarah up again and will until they force her to quit. CNN has an agenda. Listen to the tone and loudness of Campbell Brown, Dana Bash, Gloria Bolger, David Gergen etc--they're on a mission--this ia all out war. Unfortunately the Republicans, it appears, don't realize it.

techno said...

David brody--talking on CNN about Sarah revealing her talents on October 2. Meek and mild, he doesn't realize she won't be around on October 2 to debate Biden if the Republican Party keeps allowing CNN to beat Palin up. Folks, they mean to take her out! Please more anger, more indignance from the Republican spokesmen or a threat to boycott CNN.

SoCal Hillary Democrat said...

As an American and as a lifelong liberal Democrat (''liberal Democrat'' in the FDR pro-defense, socially moderate, economic New Deal sense), I am thoroughly disgusted with the way Gov. Sarah Palin is already being treated by the radical left, their allies in the mainstream media and some Democratic elected officials.

Within hours of the Sarah Palin announcement, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) - who played a big role in fermenting all those baseless accusations of racism by both Sen. Hillary Clinton and President Clinton during the primaries - was comparing John McCain's choice of Palin to Walter Mondale's VP pick Geraldine Ferraro, saying that Ferraro was a ''disaster'' and that ''as a campaigner, she was absolutely awful.''

I am proud - VERY proud! - to have voted for Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro in 1984. Geraldine was NOT a ''disaster.'' She was rather instead a very bold, historic choice - a trailblazer who helped pave the path for hundreds of future female governors, senators and congresswomen of both parties - and comments like Clyburn's serve only to remind millions of Hillary supporters of the disgusting arrogance, sexism and lack of respect that was show towards Sen. Clinton and her supporters by the Barack Obama campaign and its supporters.

[FYI: it was reported today by FoxNews that Ferraro just might endorse McCain-Palin !!!]

The Kool-aid drinking, military-hating, pacifist, radical, intolerant MoveOn.org crowd who got behind Barack Obama early in a stop-Hillary movement - aided by Howard Dean, the DNC and by a national news media and press corps that doesn't even pretend to be unbiased anymore - and it should come as no surprise they are going after the Palin family with slanderous lies and contemptible personal attacks.

Of course, one huge reason that they have immediately reacted this way is that they are scared s***less that Sarah Palin will be viewed quite favorably by millions of us ''Hillary Democrats.''

I was quite impressed by Sarah Palin when, just by chance, I caught the 2006 Alaska Republican gubernatorial debate on C-Span, seeing her slice and dice a supposedly seasoned veteran politician and long-time U.S. senator-turned governor, as if she was flaying a piece of salmon.

I had a hunch myself early this year that Sen. John McCain just might pick her, especially as it became more and more apparent that the DNC was quite willing to throw Hillary Clinton and her supporters overboard – despite Hillary winning the overall primary vote (and even a larger clear majority - perhaps as high as 55% - of the Democratic primary vote, when you discount the crossover Republican and independent vote in states with open and semi-open primaries). I was also positive Obama wouldn’t pick Hillary as a running mate and for him to pick an other female Democrat over her would invite a revolt at the convention. (Republicans reading this post might not realize just how much the radical left loathes the Clintons.)

So months ago, I ordered Kaylene Johnson's biography on Palin and back issues of that February 2008 Alaska magazine profile on her. With those and the more I read about her online, video interviews, stories in the news and the blogs (including this one), etc., the more I liked and the more hopeful I was that Sen. McCain would ask her to be his running mate.

I was even more optimistic over the past month as Sen. McCain began airing ads making direct appeals to Hillary supporters.

Palin brings a well-needed, enormous breath of fresh air to the public debate - and the proper perspective for middle class America, both in a geographic sense, economic sense and political sense.

Do I completely agree with her - or Sen. McCain for that matter - on every issue? Of course not. But neither do I agree on every thing with my Senators - Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer - who I never fail to support at the ballot box.

Hillary underestimated herself when she rhetorically asked her supporters in her convention speech, ''Were you in this campaign just for me?'' The presidency and vice presidency is about something much, much greater than mere advocacy group scorecards and past roll call votes. Yes, for many of us, the admiration we have long held for Sen. Clinton – combined with the lack of appeal of ''the rest of the field'' and with Sen. McCain as an alternative to any non-Clinton nominee - did in that very sense make us in the campaign ''just for her.''

What the radical left - who are destroying the Democratic Party and who have always hated both of the Clintons – are feeling incredulous and outraged about is that to millions of Hillary Democrats, guess what? Experience DOES matter. Commitment to country DOES matter. Support for a strong national defense DOES matter. Character DOES matter.

Sen. John McCain - who I have long admired like Sen. Clinton - has all those virtues and makes the decision to support him come quite easily. Furthermore, his choice in picking Sarah Palin to be his vice presidential candidate is every bit as bold and historic as Walter Mondale's was 24 years ago. I have absolutely no problem with her being ''a heartbeat away'' from the presidency.

Therefore, this lifelong activist Democrat will be voting for a Republican for federal office for the first time ever when I enthusiastically cast my ballot for John McCain and Sarah Palin on November 4, 2008. Furthermore, as I had done so for Hillary's candidacy, I will contribute monetarily and do what I can at the grassroots level to support the McCain-Palin ticket.

It won't surprise me in the least if eight years from now in 2016 all the political discussion and the chatter will be about who will three-term U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton and two-term Vice President Sarah Palin pick for their running mates at their respective presidential nominating conventions. I feel confident our nation would be in safe hands either way.

DaveF said...

Ted Kennedy - Alcoholic, How many DUI's? Still in Senate!
George Bush - Alcoholic & DWI. President.
Bill Clinton - Adultery in the Oval Office. President.
How many more politicians we don't know about?

Who here is perfect? Never made a "Oh Shit!" mistake? Broke the Law? If you go over the speedlimit even 1MPH you are breaking the law! Does that mean you weren't raised with morals and to know right from wrong? As a parent, you can instill your children with morals and rules, but you cannot be with 24 hours a day. If adults with years of wisdom and experience make mistakes; What are the odds that teens who are still growing will too?

Let it go already. Use the Forum to discuss issues and come up with solutions.

Blue Dot In Texas said...

The left is hardly desperate. Look
at the polls - state by state and national. This just shows how irresponsible McSame was in picking a running mate. We have a card club with several hard-core card carry republicans they are MOTIFIED by McCain's pick. I feel so sorry for her daughter. She is now the poster child for abstinence only birth control education. A seventeen year old child should NEVER be used for political gain. If her mother has ONE OUNCE OF DECENCY SHE WOULD HAVE DECLINED MCSAME'S OFFER AND FOCUSED ON HER DAUGHTER'S PERSONAL CRISIS. But no, being Vice President, was just oh, so much more exciting! Shame on Palin and shame on the Republican Party. Not surprising though.

Richard said...

I can hardly wait for the commercials with Sarah Palin and Britney Spears as they have more in common than Obama and Spears now.

The problem is the hypocrisy of the Religious Right who want to install a Theocracy in the US, just like they have in Iran.

If this had happened to Chelsea Clinton the right would be salivating all over themselves. The truth hurts.

Really this has nothing to do with the Palin's it has more to do with John McCain and his utter foolishness to name someone he doesn't know to be his running mate. John McCain has demonstrated that he doesn't have the ability to make intelligent, informed decisions, which goes to the fact that he is unfit to be commander in chief.

Richard said...

I can hardly wait for the commercials with Sarah Palin and Britney Spears as they have more in common than Obama and Spears now.

The problem is the hypocrisy of the Religious Right who want to install a Theocracy in the US, just like they have in Iran.

If this had happened to Chelsea Clinton the right would be salivating all over themselves. The truth hurts.

Really this has nothing to do with the Palin's it has more to do with John McCain and his utter foolishness to name someone he doesn't know to be his running mate. John McCain has demonstrated that he doesn't have the ability to make intelligent, informed decisions, which goes to the fact that he is unfit to be commander in chief.

Richard said...

I can hardly wait for the commercials with Sarah Palin and Britney Spears as they have more in common than Obama and Spears now.

The problem is the hypocrisy of the Religious Right who want to install a Theocracy in the US, just like they have in Iran.

If this had happened to Chelsea Clinton the right would be salivating all over themselves. The truth hurts.

Really this has nothing to do with the Palin's it has more to do with John McCain and his utter foolishness to name someone he doesn't know to be his running mate. John McCain has demonstrated that he doesn't have the ability to make intelligent, informed decisions, which goes to the fact that he is unfit to be commander in chief.

JuanStJesus said...

Have a great Labor Day??? That seems very appropriate, as the Palin's obviously have getting into that situation down pat.

More proof of Britol's previous pregnancy is available here:

http://theimmoralminority.blogspot.com/2008/09/is-this-smoking-gun-that-proves-trig.html

For you solid, non-hypocritical righties, read the WHOLE thing, particularly the links that go to screen captures of another teens site located here: http://suchandrika.wordpress.com/2008/09/01/sarah-palin-bristol-and-trig-on-myspace/


The permafrost is deep in Alaska, but the doo McCain stepped in should be drilled for oil....

JuanStJesus said...

Have a great Labor Day??? That seems very appropriate, as the Palin's obviously have getting into that situation down pat.

More proof of Britol's previous pregnancy is available here:

http://theimmoralminority.blogspot.com/2008/09/is-this-smoking-gun-that-proves-trig.html

For you solid, non-hypocritical righties, read the WHOLE thing, particularly the links that go to screen captures of another teens site located here: http://suchandrika.wordpress.com/2008/09/01/sarah-palin-bristol-and-trig-on-myspace/


The permafrost is deep in Alaska, but the doo McCain stepped in should be drilled for oil....

Richard said...

I can hardly wait for the commercials with Sarah Palin and Britney Spears as they have more in common than Obama and Spears now.

The problem is the hypocrisy of the Religious Right who want to install a Theocracy in the US, just like they have in Iran.

If this had happened to Chelsea Clinton the right would be salivating all over themselves. The truth hurts.

Really this has nothing to do with the Palin's it has more to do with John McCain and his utter foolishness to name someone he doesn't know to be his running mate. John McCain has demonstrated that he doesn't have the ability to make intelligent, informed decisions, which goes to the fact that he is unfit to be commander in chief.

Richard said...

I can hardly wait for the commercials with Sarah Palin and Britney Spears as they have more in common than Obama and Spears now.

The problem is the hypocrisy of the Religious Right who want to install a Theocracy in the US, just like they have in Iran.

If this had happened to Chelsea Clinton the right would be salivating all over themselves. The truth hurts.

Really this has nothing to do with the Palin's it has more to do with John McCain and his utter foolishness to name someone he doesn't know to be his running mate. John McCain has demonstrated that he doesn't have the ability to make intelligent, informed decisions, which goes to the fact that he is unfit to be commander in chief.

JuanStJesus said...

Have a great Labor Day??? That seems very appropriate, as the Palin's obviously have getting into that situation down pat.

More proof of Britol's previous pregnancy is available here:

http://theimmoralminority.blogspot.com/2008/09/is-this-smoking-gun-that-proves-trig.html

For you solid, non-hypocritical righties, read the WHOLE thing, particularly the links that go to screen captures of another teens site located here: http://suchandrika.wordpress.com/2008/09/01/sarah-palin-bristol-and-trig-on-myspace/


The permafrost is deep in Alaska, but the doo McCain stepped in should be drilled for oil....

USpace said...

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The Far-Left is totally insane, and evil. This is going to be fun. History will be made, one way or another, and it looks more likely now that it will be the right history.

Even more Hillary supporters will go for McCain now. Obama is no longer a near certainty. Heaven forbid something happens to McCain, but I believe Palin would rise to the occasion. She has the right attitude. Everyone knows Obama is NOT ready for POTUS, Palin is only for the VP. Look at Dan Quayle.

YEY SARAH PALIN! YEY John McCain! Great pick! The 1st woman for the GOP VP? SCORE!

She's conservative! SCORE! She's a Governor! SCORE! She's pro-drilling! She's a hunter! SCORE! She doesn't believe the MMGW Scam! SCORE! She's a hockey Mom and played basketball in school! SCORE! She's pro-life! And she respects women! SCORE! She fights corruption! SCORE! She's high-energy! SCORE! She's tough! SCORE! She's got 5 kids! SCORE! Her son is going to Iraq in the Armed Forces! SCORE! She's married to a Blue-collar professional! SCORE! She's smart! SCORE! She's young! SCORE!

And she's a Hotty to boot! SCORE! The Left is going to go nuts! SCORE!
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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
never elect a woman

who's a conservative
she's just a gender traitor

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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
just HOPE to pay more taxes

DREAM about high fuel prices
CHANGE PROGRESS to move backwards

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All real freedom starts with freedom of speech. Without freedom of speech, there can be no real freedom.
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Help Halt Terrorism Today!
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USpace said...

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The Far-Left is insane and evil. This is going to be fun. History will be made, one way or another, and it looks more likely now that it will be the right history.

Even more Hillary supporters will go for McCain now. Obama is no longer a near certainty. Heaven forbid something happens to McCain, but I believe Palin would rise to the occasion. She has the right attitude. Everyone knows Obama is NOT ready for POTUS, Palin is only for the VP. Look at Dan Quayle.

YEY SARAH PALIN! YEY John McCain! Great pick! The 1st woman for the GOP VP? SCORE!

She's conservative! SCORE! She's a Governor! SCORE! She's pro-drilling! She's a hunter! SCORE! She doesn't believe the MMGW Scam! SCORE! She's a hockey Mom and played basketball in school! SCORE! She's pro-life! And she respects women! SCORE! She fights corruption! SCORE! She's high-energy! SCORE! She's tough! SCORE! She's got 5 kids! SCORE! Her son is going to Iraq in the Armed Forces! SCORE! She's married to a Blue-collar professional! SCORE! She's smart! SCORE! She's young! SCORE!

And she's a Hotty to boot! SCORE! The Left is going to go nuts! SCORE!
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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
never elect a woman

who's a conservative
she's just a gender traitor

.
absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
just HOPE to pay more taxes

DREAM about high fuel prices
CHANGE PROGRESS to move backwards

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All real freedom starts with freedom of speech. Without freedom of speech, there can be no real freedom.
.
Philosophy of Liberty Cartoon
.
Help Halt Terrorism Today!
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USpace

:)
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Danomolis said...

I've been a staunch Republican all my life, and this is just too rediculous to defend. Let's forget politics for a moment:

Imagine, if you will, that you're a stockholder in Home Depot. The company is having some trouble and so the President of the company decides to choose a second in command. Where does he decide to look? He decides to skip over hundreds of qualified candidates to promote a regular store manager. Is at least the store mangare of the busiest, highest grossing store in the country? Nope. Does the store manager have at lease 5 years of experience managing, 10+ years of sub-management experience, and have a great working knowledge of how the company operates? Nope.

He's decided, instead, to pick the manager of one of the slowest stores in the country. Not only that, but this manager has only been on the job for 18 months. Before she was a manager, she was a team leader at the store for about a year. To top off the resume, throw in the fact that she's being investigated for firing one of her assistant managers because of a domestic conflict that took place well before she was promoted to manager.

Yes. This is who the President of the company has decided to place one heartbeat away from running the entire company.

If you hold stock in Home Depot, are you cheering your President on or are you selling off your shares faster than the executives at rival company, Lowes, can count the money their going to be raking in due to this disaster?

John McCain has made his first decision...the most important decision...that a candidate can make. He's willing to gamble with the future of America just to pander to the women of the country. He must think that women are stupid.

McCain is completely out of touch, and clearly out of his mind.

Danomolis said...

Imagine, if you will, that you're a stockholder in Home Depot. The company is having some trouble and so the President of the company decides to choose a second in command. Where does he decide to look? He decides to skip over hundreds of qualified candidates to promote a regular store manager. Is at least the store mangare of the busiest, highest grossing store in the country? Nope. Does the store manager have at lease 5 years of experience managing, 10+ years of sub-management experience, and have a great working knowledge of how the company operates? Nope.

He's decided, instead, to pick the manager of one of the slowest stores in the country. Not only that, but this manager has only been on the job for 18 months. Before she was a manager, she was a team leader at the store for about a year. To top off the resume, throw in the fact that she's being investigated for firing one of her assistant managers because of a domestic conflict that took place well before she was promoted to manager.

Yes. This is who the President of the company has decided to place one heartbeat away from running the entire company.

If you hold stock in Home Depot, are you cheering your President on or are you selling off your shares faster than the executives at rival company, Lowes, can count the money their going to be raking in due to this disaster?

John McCain has made his first decision...the most important decision...that a candidate can make. He's willing to gamble with the future of America just to pander to the women of the country. He must think that women are stupid.

McCain is completely out of touch, and clearly out of his mind.

Compassionate Conservative said...

As someone on the Religious Right, I have great admiration for the Palin family. They are being upfront and honest about a private family matter. We all make mistakes and our true character is shown in how we handle them. The Palins show love and compassion for their daughter. Although I'm sure they would have preferred a few more years before becoming grandparents, this child will be a blessing to their family. Let he who is perfect cast the first stone.

mollydook05 said...

some of you folks are unbelievable. how do you know whether or not bristol and her boyfriend used contraception? were you in bed with them while they were doing the deed? that's no one's business, and to speculate that they were not based on sarah palin's pro-abstinence policy is just absurd and irresponsible.

people complain that politicians are out of touch with the regular folk. but here you have a real family that is facing real challenges that american families face every day and they're being demonized. make up your minds!

mollydook05 said...

some of you folks are unbelievable. how do you know whether or not bristol and her boyfriend used contraception? were you in bed with them while they were doing the deed? that's no one's business, and to speculate that they were not based on sarah palin's pro-abstinence policy is just absurd and irresponsible.

people complain that politicians are out of touch with the regular folk. but here you have a real family that is facing real challenges that american families face every day and they're being demonized. make up your minds!

mollydook05 said...

ps - sorry for the double post.

TrueRedHead said...

No, Danomolis. Women are not stupid. They (we) can see through your disingenuous analogy.

BTW - you folks need to come up with a new cliche' "heartbeat away" is getting tiresome.

Students of America said...

Is it just me or is anyone else noticing that CNN is really driving this Bristol Palin story? They have been talking about it all day and now Larry King is talking about it. WTF - Not even MSNBC is putting much coverage about it. Matthews actual gave a "brief" warming of the start of the RNC convention and Republicans taking action. Boycott CNN!

TrueRedHead said...

Anyone else getting error message bX-48rxh3 "unavailable to complete your request" when submitting your comments?

I notice lots of double posts too. Adam - or alternate blog admins - maybe you need to check for problems?

shannon said...

The liberals and their liberal media do seem to be running scare and will resort to total smears between now and November. If this is the worse that comes out on Palin,great! I will take a pregnant 17 year old daughter any day over Obama sitting in Jeremiah Wrights church and hearing his hate full talk for 20 adult years.

rebwells said...

This new pregnancy announcement just proves it: Sara Palin is a hockey mom AND white trash. I think she needs to be at home focusing on her family right now and off the campaign trail.

techno said...

Couldn't believe it on CNN Larry King: James Carville said: Could your party find somebody better than Sarah Palin?

rebwells said...

This new pregnancy announcement just proves it: Sara Palin is a hockey mom AND white trash. I think she needs to be at home focusing on her family right now and off the campaign trail.

TrueRedHead said...

Really good point, Molly. No one can accuse Gov. Palin of "being out of touch" with the issues faced by "regular" folk. The Palin family exemplifies regular folk.

That's another aspect of the genius of this choice.

fsurica said...

Wow. I actually watched P diddy's video and I think i'm going to vomit. Yeah - let's not elect Palin because she doesn't have any crackheads in her state. What a GREAT idea diddy - you idiot.

Who cares if Bristol is preggers - at least Trig didn't turn out to be her baby. Leave the poor girl alone. I think she's learned her lesson.

Window4U (IL) said...

C'mon now, what was Palin to do "to be a good mother"? Have a pre-pay account at the local abortion clinic? Follow her daughter around 24 hours a day with a condom in her hand at the ready? 17 year olds are their own person and they think they are adults whether they are mature or not. Add being in love to the mix and it's easy for a girl even with fine parents to make a mistake. All we can do as parents is pass on our values to our children. Our children then have to live their lives and we can only hope the values we tried to instill in our children stick. To call her a bad mother is ridiculous. Anyone that knows Sarah and Todd can attest to them being great parents.

As far as her experience to be Commander in Chief, she already is Commander in Chief of the Alaska National Guard. Here is some info I found on a defense based website:

*"Alaska is the first line of defense in our missile interceptor defense system. The 49th Missile Defense Battalion of the Alaska National Guard is the unit that protects the entire nation from ballistic missile attacks. It’s on permanent active duty, unlike other state's Guard units.
As governor of Alaska, Palin is briefed on highly classified military issues, homeland security, and counterterrorism. Her exposure to classified material may rival even Biden's.
She's also the commander in chief of the Alaska State Defense Force (ASDF), a federally recognized militia incorporated into Homeland Security's counterterrorism plans.
Palin is privy to military and intelligence secrets that are vital to the entire country's defense."

She can be entrusted with making decisions about our national security, because she already is involved.

TrueRedHead said...

This quote from a DailyKos blogger tells us a lot about trolls like rebwells and juanstjesus:

"If people start to think that there might be something fishy with Palin's last kid (if hers), then that's FINE. One more doubt (whether tied to reality or not) is another hesitation at the ballot box.

GET WITH THE PROGRAM PEOPLE. The "rising above it" bullshit has served us so well in the past, hasn't it?

If you have problems with the story, then STFU and get out of the way of Dems who are engaged in MODERN POLITICAL WARFARE."

electionlogos said...

danopolis, to use your "home depot" analogy, let's then apply it to barack obama as well, since he's not just wanting to be "a heartbeat away" from running the whole company, he WILL BE running the whole country:

if sarah palin was the store manager for 2 years, then barack obama was a union representative. never directly responsible for the management of store assets and employees, but seen maybe three times a year to listen to the employees bitch, collect their union dues and go back to wherever it is union reps go, where they say they're representing their members.

sarah palin was councilwoman and mayor for 10 years. say what you want, that the town was only 6,000 strong or the position was part-time, whatever. the fact is, she has been in elected politics since 1992. it's disingenuous for you to say through your stupid analogy that she basically only has 3 years of experience.

Vicki said...

I am SO thankful for your faithfulness in promoting Mrs. Palin to be Mr. McCain's choice for VP! I believe, as he does, that she is EXACTLY what he needs .... and what AMERICA needs! THANK YOU so much!

techno said...

Again folks, CNN, Obama, the MSM, and the liberal blogs and internet sites mean to take Sarah out and that means anyway they can legal or illegal, the politics of personal destruction to the nth degree. Republicans, evangeeicals, conservatives you have to protect her. The future of the USA is in your hands. Watch Larry King and Wolf Blitzer in the Situation Room with John King, Dana Bash, David Gergen, Gloria Bolger, and especially Kyra Phillips-pimps and sluts for Obama. Boycott CNN.

Suzette said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
You guys and gals are so deluded. If Obama picked a woman that had a pregnant daughter you would sting her up and call her a slut. We will all give her privacy and be kind. We won't Swift Boat Sarah and her family. You would though, and you know it. Bigots you say. Hypocrites I say.

Obama proud in Cincinnati

wk4christ said...

Re: Republicans, evangeeicals, conservatives you have to protect her.

AMEN!!! And that's exactly what we shall do! The actions of the left and liberal media are despicable and downright disgusting! I know they play dirty, but I never expected they'd play like this!

Sarah Palin is an amazing person! We will defend her and we will vote for her on November 4th! Everyone load up on your McCain-Palin gear and spread the word!

Stand strong, Sarah! We're behind you!

SARAH!!!!! SARAH!!!! SARAH!!!!

McCain-Palin'08!!!

Suzette said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
You guys and gals are so deluded. If Obama picked a woman that had a pregnant daughter you would sting her up and call her a slut. We will all give her privacy and be kind. We won't Swift Boat Sarah and her family. You would though, and you know it. Bigots you say. Hypocrites I say.

Obama proud in Cincinnati

JuanStJesus said...

THE BALLID OF WASILLA SARAH
(an unending tragedy....)

If BRISTOL PALIN
were not by chance the
UNWED TEENAGED PREGNANT DAUGHTER
OF SARAH PALIN
(the recently selected
VICE-PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE
of the REPUBLICAN PARTY
selected by
REPUBLICAN NOMINEE JOHN McCAIN)
and,
instead,
the fortunate child of parents
that felt,
as most DEMOCRATS do,
that true trust, open discussion, sex education and life-planning
were more important
then power and too much wealth,
then perhaps she would not be
an UNWED PREGNANT TEENAGER.

This is not about
The daughter of SARAH AND TODD PALIN:

it is about poor parenting,

poor decisions

and the future of America...

J St. J

It sucks when Limbaugh, Rove and O'Rielly come back to roost, doesn't it?

techno said...

What are the chances of mild-mannered Bill Bennett (CNN) and wonkish Bill Kristol (FOX) losing their temper on the same day (over the Bristol pregnancy)? This is the Lib's version of the 'full court press'. Obama, CNN, the MSM and liberal blogs and internet sites can't even let her get nominated and give her acceptance speech. The venom spewed and the antagonism offered and the 100% Obama bias displayed is equivalent to the Battle of the Bulge. See Hot Air web site in lower half of section.

Truth_Prevails_Always said...

Nice work Exposing those disrespecting Palin and Alaska!

Gary said...

Hey IAMLEFTISTWAKOURNOT!!!
Sen OBAMA stated:

HIS MOM WAS PREGNANT WITH HIM AT 17 and THEN GOT MARRIED!!!

This is not something that anyone in my campaign will pursue, and if they do they would be fired immediately!!"
Looks like Sen Obama is basically calling you a low-life piece of crash that would be fired!
Sorry to burst your leftist-wacko bubble!

nevermore916 said...

Juanstjesus,

if Sarah Palin was democrat, she would have just had the baby aborted and we would have never known about it.

At least they didn't kill the baby.

Gary said...

Hmm, who was the Gov of a small Southern State with NO MAJOR experience??
Hmm, Bill Clinton, the Democratic poster child for President!!!
Tell me all of the international experience that he had???
He was chair at the Nat Gov Assoc, and that was it, except joining a BIG WIG Law Firm Wright, Lindsey & Jennings. Unless WHITEWATER is really foreign relations?
HEY REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP, LET'S START USING THIS TO ANSWER EVERY SINGLE DUNCE LIB REPORTER!
and it is also an rebuttle to
IAMWRONGURRITE!!

Helene said...
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JuanStJesus said...

If Sarah were a Democrat, she would have supported sex-ed in schools, had a frank discussion about sex with Bristol, and she would not have a 17 year old unwed daughter.

It sucks when Limbaugh, Rove and O'Rielly come back to roost, doesn't it?

frogcatcher912 said...

Sarah Palin gave birth to a baby with Down's Syndrome at the age of 44.

Is anyone else appalled at this?

The risk of giving birth to a baby with Down's Syndrome is extremely high in women over 40 (and even higher when the father is also over 40).
http://www.webmd.com/infertility-and-reproduction/news/20030701/dad-age-down-syndrome

Sarah Palin "opposes the use of birth control pills and condoms even among married couples".

I am disgusted by this irresponsible behaviour. To give birth at age 44 to a baby with Down's because you refuse to use birth control inexcusable. Ignoring the dangers that you expose yourself and your baby to by refusing to use birth control after 40 is negligent, careless, and nauseating. To believe that a woman like this has the opportunity to become Vice President of the United States of America in 2008 makes me ill.

Does anyone else share this opinion?

frogcatcher912 said...

Sarah Palin gave birth to a baby with Down's Syndrome at the age of 44.

Is anyone else appalled at this?

The risk of giving birth to a baby with Down's Syndrome is extremely high in women over 40 (and even higher when the father is also over 40).
http://www.webmd.com/infertility-and-reproduction/news/20030701/dad-age-down-syndrome

Sarah Palin "opposes the use of birth control pills and condoms even among married couples".

I am disgusted by this irresponsible behaviour. To give birth at age 44 to a baby with Down's because you refuse to use birth control inexcusable. Ignoring the dangers that you expose yourself and your baby to by refusing to use birth control after 40 is negligent, careless, and nauseating. To believe that a woman like this has the opportunity to become Vice President of the United States of America in 2008 makes me ill.

Does anyone else share this opinion?

ajv007 said...

I have been a follower and supporter of Sarah Palin for VP since April and have always kept track of this site and others. However, I have never written anything until now. That is because I need to share with you guys my outrage. I am completely outraged and appalled at what the liberal media is now doing.

It is official..

The left wing liberal media has begun to engage in an attempt to conduct a character assassination on Gov. Palin. Their objective is simple: They want to quickly seek to define Palin to the American people before she gets a real chance at introducing and defining herself to America at the GOP Convention. I am simply outraged at the way they have handled the pregnancy story. For example, one of CNN's reporters today actually stated that it is virtually inevitable to talk about a PERSONAL matter such as the pregnancy issue, in the midst of a presidential campaign. If that is so, I wonder why the media refused to dig into allegations of the John Edwards affair when they began to surface back in December. Double standard...anyone? And of course, the liberal networks have dispatched their people to Alaska with the sole purpose of trying to dig up some dirt on Palin.
The reason for all of this is simple. Sarah Palin is possibly one of the most machiavellic VP picks in history for many reasons. As a result, the media is afraid and desperate. Te prospect of a young, popular, and conservative rising star in the GOP is a genuine threat to the liberal oligarchy. So they will try to discredit her as quickly as possible.
I expect it to get nastier. Nonetheless, she has an 80% approval rating for a reason and America will know why.
I could not be prouder of being a Sarah Pain follower. Let's get ready for the fight ahead and Im confident that we will prevail.
What do you guys think of my thoughts?

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Cerbycat said...

Just a human interest note amid all the muck-raking. I do a little lip reading. When Gov. Palin first walked onto the stage Friday after Sen. McCain announced her as his running mate, she leaned over to her husband Todd and said "Surprise!". He responded with "Happy Anniversary."

Check out the clip at the 4:03.

http://www.youtube.comwatch?v=
Tz5uGQZWeiM

JuanStJesus said...

What is worse is the callous indifference she showed as a parent by putting her unborn child, who was already a high risk pregnancy, at an even higher risk by delaying medical attention for at least 24 hours.

Last April, while already 8 months pregnant, she attending a big oil executives conference in Dallas. She has personally spoken on many times about how she started leaking amniotic fluid and feeling contractions beginning at least 4:00 AM, but is quoted as saying, "I said I am going to stay for the day. I have a speech I was determined to give", and then gave the luncheon keynote address for the conference.
Afterwards, rather than checking in to any number of local high quality hospitals which any other concerned parent would, she boarded and airplane for 10+ hours of travel without informing the airline or flight attendant she was pregnant and "leaking" (the flight attendants are quoted as saying that she did not appear pregnant.)

The AMA considers traveling by air after 7 months in ANY pregnancy risky, but she chose to fly to Seattle for a layover, then on to Anchorage, and then pass the only specialty hospital in Anchorage to drive another hour north to her personal doctor before finally (miraculously) giving birth at 6:30 AM...

Wow. Knees of STEEL.

Her brain trust husband, by the way, was quoted on this as saying "You can't have a fish picker born in Texas."


And you want these people a heartbeat from the button????

Cerbycat said...

Just a human interest note amid all the muck-raking. I do a little lip reading. When Gov. Palin first walked onto the stage Friday after Sen. McCain announced her as his running mate, she leaned over to her husband Todd and said "Surprise!". He responded with "Happy Anniversary."

Check out the clip at the 4:03.

http://www.youtube.comwatch?v=
Tz5uGQZWeiM

letsallgetalong said...

I’ve been reading these blogs for the past few days. And the posts are often mean-spirited. But you can’t put all of the blame on the Democrats visiting the blogs. Some of your own Republican posters need to take some blame for the tone of these blogs, having posted some pretty ugly stuff about Obama and Biden and their families. But that is the nature of political blogging. It’s not a nice, comfy part of the Internet. It is hard and nasty. The whole idea of blogging is to spin what your pundits tell you to spin, whether it be “puffing” your candidate’s positives or blowing your opponent’s negatives way out of perspective. To plea for “civility” on these sites is to be dreaming for a better world that just doesn’t exist. I don’t believe that any poster or blog-reader’s mind is changed by what they read here. It’s all puffery.

But I do believe there comes a point when relentless blogging of an issue becomes destructive. And that may be happening with the Bristol Palin story. I don’t believe that anyone is trying to hurt a 16-year old CHILD. And no one should be questioning the family’s decision regarding abortion. That is a PERSONAL, individual decision. And Bristol has determined that she should (or must) have this child.

At the same time, however, I believe that even the staunchest of Palin’s supporters must, in their heart of hearts, know that something is not right here. I am not part of the moral majority or the Christian right. But I do believe in the importance of strong family values. Every family must have a parent (or parents or grandparents or foster-parents or guardians) who must provide guidance to the children under their watch. That does not mean that they must be watching every move their child makes. But it does mean sitting down to discuss what’s going on in their lives... on a regular basis. It means talking to your teenagers about drugs and alcohol and, yes, about sex. If we fail to listen to our children or we fail to ask them the right questions, we will fail as parents. And Sarah Palin failed. I don’t care how you spin it, she failed. This is not Bristol’s failure. It is Todd and Sarah’s failure.

The question now is one of competency. Quite simply the issue is whether Sarah Palin is competent to lead this country. In all honesty, I did not believe that she was before the news of her daughter’s condition broke. And I certainly do not now.

Cerbycat said...

Just a human interest note amid all the muck-raking. I do a little lip reading. When Gov. Palin first walked onto the stage Friday after Sen. McCain announced her as his running mate, she leaned over to her husband Todd and said "Surprise!". He responded with "Happy Anniversary."

Check out the clip at the 4:03.

http://www.youtube.comwatch?v=
Tz5uGQZWeiM

Cerbycat said...

Just a human interest note amid all the muck-raking. I do a little lip reading. When Gov. Palin first walked onto the stage Friday after Sen. McCain announced her as his running mate, she leaned over to her husband Todd and said "Surprise!". He responded with "Happy Anniversary."

Check out the clip at the 4:03.

http://www.youtube.comwatch?v=
Tz5uGQZWeiM

Ryan said...

It looks like McCain said, "I'll see your inexperience, Barack, and I'll raise you."

Meladramamom said...

I have no problem with her having a latter life child or her daughter getting pregnant (maybe because her mom was too busy being pregnant herself and following her political ambitions to pay attention to a misguided teenage daughter?) BUT, I do feel that with a handicapped infant and a pregnant unmarried daughter, the time is NOT now for her to be traveling the country campaigning for national office. So much for "family values." If the democrats had nominated a similar woman she would have been eaten alive as an ambitious feminist b*tch. The issue is NOT the family or the pregnancies, the issue is Palin's behavior as a parent at a time when her family is clearly in need.

letsallgetalong said...

I’ve been reading these blogs for the past few days. And the posts are often mean-spirited. But that is the nature of political blogging. It’s not a nice, comfy part of the Internet. It is hard and nasty. The whole idea of blogging is to spin what pundits tell you to spin, “puffing” your candidate’s positives and blowing your opponent’s negatives way out of perspective. To plea for “civility” on these sites is to be dreaming for a better world that just doesn’t exist. But I do believe there comes a point when relentless blogging of an issue becomes destructive. And that may be happening with the Bristol Palin story. I don’t believe that anyone is trying to hurt a 16-year old CHILD. And no one should be questioning Bristol’s decision regarding abortion. That is a PERSONAL, individual choice. Bristol has determined that she should (or must) have this child.

At the same time, however, I believe that even the staunchest of Palin’s supporters must, in their heart of hearts, know that something is not right here. I am not part of the moral majority or the Christian right. But I do believe in the importance of strong family values. Every family must have a parent (or parents or grandparents or foster-parents or guardians) who must provide guidance to the children under their watch. That does not mean that they must be watching every move their child makes. But it does mean sitting down to discuss what’s going on in their lives... on a regular basis. It means talking to your teenagers about drugs and alcohol and, yes, about sex. If we fail to listen to our children or we fail to ask them the right questions, we will fail as parents. And Sarah Palin failed. I don’t care how you spin it, she failed. This is not Bristol’s failure. It is Todd and Sarah’s failure. The question now is one of competency. Quite simply the issue is whether Sarah Palin is competent to lead this country. In all honesty, I did not believe that she was before the news of her daughter’s condition broke. And I certainly do not now.

wk4christ said...

Re: What do you guys think of my thoughts?

Ajv007, I agree with you 100%! Sarah Palin is one of the most amazing candidates ever and we need to give her all the support we can give her! We can't let the liberal media paint a false picture of her.

I have never been so enthused about a candidate in my life as Sarah Palin! She truly brings hope to our party and our nation. The Republicans need her. America needs her!

It's funny how the Democrats have always thought of themselves as "champions for women," yet when the Republicans nominate a woman, they freak out! They are so contradictory!

With Sarah Palin on the ticket, we will prevail! I don't care what the liberals say! She is a threat to them and they know it! That's why they're coming down on her so hard.

Palin will challenge the political establishment in Washington, DC and she will really shake things up! I am sooooo excited that she is on the ticket and I am looking forward to seeing the reforms her and McCain will bring!

GO SARAH!!!!!!

McCain-Palin'08!!!!

letsallgetalong said...

I’ve been reading these blogs for the past few days. And the posts are often mean-spirited. But that is the nature of political blogging. It’s not a nice, comfy part of the Internet. It is hard and nasty. The whole idea of blogging is to spin what pundits tell you to spin, “puffing” your candidate’s positives and blowing your opponent’s negatives way out of perspective. To plea for “civility” on these sites is to be dreaming for a better world that just doesn’t exist. But I do believe there comes a point when relentless blogging of an issue becomes destructive. And that may be happening with the Bristol Palin story. I don’t believe that anyone is trying to hurt a 16-year old CHILD. And no one should be questioning Bristol’s decision regarding abortion. That is a PERSONAL, individual choice. Bristol has determined that she should (or must) have this child.

At the same time, however, I believe that even the staunchest of Palin’s supporters must, in their heart of hearts, know that something is not right here. I am not part of the moral majority or the Christian right. But I do believe in the importance of strong family values. Every family must have a parent (or parents or grandparents or foster-parents or guardians) who must provide guidance to the children under their watch. That does not mean that they must be watching every move their child makes. But it does mean sitting down to discuss what’s going on in their lives... on a regular basis. It means talking to your teenagers about drugs and alcohol and, yes, about sex. If we fail to listen to our children or we fail to ask them the right questions, we will fail as parents. And Sarah Palin failed. I don’t care how you spin it, she failed. This is not Bristol’s failure. It is Todd and Sarah’s failure. The question now is one of competency. Quite simply the issue is whether Sarah Palin is competent to lead this country. In all honesty, I did not believe that she was before the news of her daughter’s condition broke. And I certainly do not now.

notthatshadie said...

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Jimmy said...

I’ve been reading these blogs for the past few days. And the posts are often mean-spirited. But that is the nature of political blogging. But the whole idea of blogging is to spin what pundits tell you to spin, “puffing” your candidate’s positives and blowing your opponent’s negatives way out of perspective. To plea for “civility” on these sites is merely a dream. But there comes a point when relentless blogging of an issue becomes destructive and that may be happening with the Bristol Palin story. I don’t believe anyone should be trying to hurt this 16-year old CHILD nor questioning her decision regarding abortion. Abortion is a matter of PERSONAL, individual choice. Bristol has determined that she should have this child.

However, I believe that even the staunchest of Palin’s supporters must, in their heart of hearts, know that something is not quite right. I am not part of the moral majority nor the Christian right. But I do believe in strong family values. Every family must have a parent(s) (or grandparents or foster-parents or guardians) who must provide guidance to the children under their watch. That does not mean that they must be watching every move their child makes. But it does mean sitting down to discuss what’s going on in their lives on a regular basis. It means talking about drugs and alcohol and, yes, about sex. If we fail to listen to our children or to ask them the right questions, we will fail as parents. And, no matter how you spin it, Sarah and Todd Palin failed.

The question is now one of competency: Is Sarah Palin competent to lead this country? In all honesty, I did not believe that she was before the news of her daughter’s pregnancy broke. And I certainly do not now.

JuanStJesus said...

Stone

Cold

Silence


Typical....

J St. J

Sheri said...

frogcatcher...what happen to the right to choose? Does a woman not have the right to choose whether or not to use birth control? Does there come an age when a woman loses that right...I guess for you that would be 40? Actually, maybe it should be 35 because the chances of birth defects does increase at age 35. Do you know people that have a DS baby or child? I do, and they think they are an absolute blessing! Now, I am not saying the road is going to be easy, but I think that the rewards far outweigh the difficulty of having a DS baby. But, I guess you would force women over 40 to use birth control and if they get pregnant and there is something wrong with the child...ABORT IT! Better yet, what about children that get injured and are mentally challenged after birth...say a toddler that gets injured in a car wreck and will have problems...maybe we should kill them too. YEAH FOR CHOICE!!!

Letsallgetalong: How do you know that Sarah and her husband did not talk to Bristol about sex. Are you assuming that because Bristol got pregnant that her parents never spoke to her about sex? IS that all it takes is "a good talkin' to" and VOILA, no teens will have sex nor get pregnant! You know, my mom talked to me till she was blue in the face about alcohol. I have alcoholics in my family...at 16 I drank at some parties. Was that my mom's fault? Now, I did get caught, but really...the drinking was MY decision. I CHOSE to drink. I am willing to bet ya, that Sarah talked to Bristol about sex...but you know...when you are 17 and in love...sometimes you don't listen to your parents. Also you are assuming that Bristol did not use birth control...but do you know for sure. Maybe she didn't, but maybe she did. Because teens that use condoms or are on the pill, do get pregnant sometimes. It does happen.

I do not look down on Sarah because her daughter got pregnant at 17. It does suck, but you have to give credit to Sarah...she probably knew that McCain was thinking about her as VP. Sarah could have made her daughter get an abortion and no one would know. But instead, she let Bristol keep the baby.

I think that when we as a society have figured out how to raise perfect children, that will not make any mistakes what so ever; that is when we can start judging others for their mistakes. Until then, pull your nose down, get off of your throne, and learn how to be sympathetic to other people's trouble.

Kudos to Obama on his response...he knows that children should be off limits.

letsgetalong said...

I’ve been reading these blogs for the past few days. And the posts are often mean-spirited. But that is the nature of political blogging. But the whole idea of blogging is to spin what pundits tell you to spin, “puffing” your candidate’s positives and blowing your opponent’s negatives way out of perspective. To plea for “civility” on these sites is merely a dream. But there comes a point when relentless blogging of an issue becomes destructive and that may be happening with the Bristol Palin story. I don’t believe anyone should be trying to hurt this 16-year old CHILD nor questioning her decision regarding abortion. Abortion is a matter of PERSONAL, individual choice. Bristol has determined that she should have this child.

However, I believe that even the staunchest of Palin’s supporters must, in their heart of hearts, know that something is not quite right. I am not part of the moral majority nor the Christian right. But I do believe in strong family values. Every family must have a parent(s) (or grandparents or foster-parents or guardians) who must provide guidance to the children under their watch. That does not mean that they must be watching every move their child makes. But it does mean sitting down to discuss what’s going on in their lives on a regular basis. It means talking about drugs and alcohol and, yes, about sex. If we fail to listen to our children or to ask them the right questions, we will fail as parents. And, no matter how you spin it, Sarah and Todd Palin failed.

The question is now one of competency: Is Sarah Palin competent to lead this country? In all honesty, I did not believe that she was before the news of her daughter’s pregnancy broke. I certainly do not now.

repub0907 said...

I think it is shameful that she accepted the nomination knowing that her pregnant daughter will be subjected to the national scrutiny. Where are the family values here? And a 3 month old child to raise. Wouldn't someone that shows good judgement put her political ambitions on hold for 4 years until her child is older? She appears to me to be someone who displays poor judgement, politically ambitious to the detriment of her family. She should remain as governor.

Sheri said...

J St J
Are you saying that only Republicans have unwed teens? That no Democrat mom has ever had a pregnant teenager. Wow...you solved it all.
Just curious...does that train of thought go along with STDs too? Just curious!

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JuanStJesus said...

Repost, because the right wing spinning tops here have not replied:

How about this self-publicized nugget from Sarah herself: the callous indifference she showed as a parent by putting her unborn child, who was already a high-risk pregnancy, at an even higher risk by delaying medical attention for at least 24 hours.

Last April, while already 8 months pregnant with her 5th child, she attending a big oil executive’s conference in Dallas. She has personally spoken many times about how she started leaking amniotic fluid and feeling contractions beginning at least 4:00 AM. Despite this, she is quoted as saying, "I am going to stay for the day. I have a speech I was determined to give", and then gave the luncheon keynote address for the conference.

At the end of the day, rather than checking in to any number of local high quality hospitals which any other concerned parent would, she chose to board an airplane to start the 10+ hours of travel to Alaska without informing the airline or flight attendant she was pregnant and "leaking" or having contractions (the flight attendants are quoted as saying that she did not appear pregnant, so don't blame them).

The AMA considers traveling by air after 7 months in ANY pregnancy risky, but she chose to fly to Seattle for a layover, then on to Anchorage, and then somehow drive north past the only specialty hospital in Anchorage for yet another hour before finally (miraculously) giving birth at 6:30 AM, with only her personal doctor in attendance ...

Wow. Knees of STEEL.

Her brain trust husband, by the way, was quoted on this as saying "You can't have a fish picker born in Texas."

And you want this uncaring egotistical parent a heartbeat from the button????

Facts are facts and truth is truth... especially from her own mouth.

J St. J

It sucks when Limbaugh, Rove and O’Rielly come home to roost, doesn’t it?

Stephen said...

As a long-time Palin supporter I am absolutely disgusted by the way the left-wingers have dragged her name through the mud.

It is extremely disheartening and frankly, its obvious their agenda (re: CNN, DailyKos etc) is to get her knocked off the ticket. Based on how they have discredited her, I'm beginning to think they just might succeed.

Is Sarah Palin the next Eagleton? (picked by McGovern and then dumped 18 days later). I hope not--but fear that she might be.

Sad day.

Sheri said...

J St J
My response...how many children have you birthed? She had 4 up to that point. It looks to me like she knew what she was doing. She did not deliver him early or on a plane...so, I will have to trust her decision. Some women have fast labors, some have long labors. Every woman is different

JuanStJesus said...

Sheri,

By the image on your profile, you are a fine looking person. You'e also been married a long time, have 5 children and run a small business.

Before last week, you would never have thought you could be nominated to be Vice President, but now you seem as qualified as McCains pick.

I only hoe you show more concern for your children then she does.

J St. J

Erin said...

Ugh. Adam. I love this place. I've been on here for months. However, the sexist, elitist, snide comments have taken their toll. There are only so many times that I can read "she shouldn't run because of family"--as if a man would be asked to do the same. And to assume that this is somehow her doing, as if a determined, hormone driven teen couldn't get around a stay-at-home mom. I'm afraid that until this issue runs its course, I'm going to have to cut back on commenting and publicly supporting Sarah. Please understand that my support has not changed. I'm just tired to my toenails of reading the hateful comments thrown out about people's lives--and not just a woman I admire so, but at a 17-year-old who is in the national spotlight. As if it's not hard enough to confess to family and friends something like this, but to have to address it to the nearly 7 billion people on the planet as well. I'd also like to go on record as saying that I appreciate Obama's kind comments regarding this. He showed dignity and humanity today, and my respect for him grew tremendously as a result.

Here's hoping we'll have a fantastic convention speech to discuss on Wednesday!

JuanStJesus said...

Wow. Another spoon fed spin from the right wing spin meisters.

Did you no READ the post???

1. She has claimed she KNEW her son had Down Syndrome.

2. Cases like that can be very risky for both mother AND child, and should be carefully monitored.

3. She began haveing contractions and leaking "amniotic fluid" (her own quote) at 4:00 am.

4. Rather than seek medical help, she decided to give a speech to oil executives.

5. Then, rather than seek help, she decided to start a 10+ hour trip to Anchrage, involving to flights and a layover in Seattle.

6. She did not tell the airlines or flight attendants she was having contractions and laking "amniotic fluid".

7. After these flights, she did
not go to the closest hospital in Anchorage, but chose to drive another hour to before checking in to a small hospital.

If ALL of this sounds reasonable to you, then you need to seriously reconsider your own parenting skills.

J St. J

Hamilton Roberts said...

You are the man Adam! I am still in shock that all of this happened. I still remember the day at school like it was yesterday.

Sheri said...

J St J
You did make me laugh...that was pretty funny. Maybe I need to run for president of the PTO...listen for my name in another 25 years! :)
But, my point is this:
I pour my life into my children...they are everything. But, I know that they can make mistakes. They do dis-obey me. At this point, my children are still young and the mistakes they make are not life changing. I just think it is wrong to judge Sarah because her daughter is pregnant. I know how strong headed teenage girls can be because I was one once...and I had a super strict mom.
I hope that this does open up discussions about having children with birth defects, teen pregnancy...these discussions should be done in the family. Not at school (I am against sex classes in school...it should be up to mom and dad)

onetrueuber said...

Wow. How tedious and predictable are these lefty attacks, hmm?

They are scared. to. death. of McCain and Palin.

Which of course only highlights how right this ticket is.

So please, lefties. PLEASE continue to attack Sarah Palin this way...but just don't throw her in that thar briar patch!

JuanStJesus said...

OneTrueRube:

Juicy spin and denial, spoon fed from the religious right... keep spinning till you puke from dizzineness... Truth is truth, and this whole thing makes most of the country laugh at the two-faced hypocrisy you continue to defend.

Ha. Ha. Ha.

J St. J

It sucks when Limbaugh, Rove and O’Rielly come home to roost, doesn’t it?

Well? said...

Shouldn't the 21 year old Republican who runs this blog be serving his country in Iraq?

Well? said...

Shouldn't the 21 year old Republican who runs this blog be serving his country in Iraq?

RailBaron said...

J St. J

I am truly curious here. Were only oil executives at that conference before Trig was born? And if so, which ones? Many years ago I worked for an oil company, and I still like to keep up just a little bit.

Also, do you have a sense as to how much amniotic fluid actually leaked? I've worked in healthcare for the last 19 years and I can easily ask an OB/GYN MD in our department for an independent assessment. But if I've learned one thing after all these years in this sector, precise data is a must for an accurate analysis.

wk4christ said...

Adam, please delete the sexist, rude and bigoted comments that the anti-Palin people have been making. Those comments are disgusting and totally inappropriate.

To all Sarah Palin supporters: stay the course! We can't give up! Yes, the liberals are going to attack hard, but we must stand our ground!

We know how awesome Sarah is, we've just got to continue declaring it. We need to make our voices louder than her opponents. America needs to know what an amazing woman she really is!

Don't give up! Don't lose hope! We can win this! We will win this! Just keep your heads high and have faith!

SARAH!!!! SARAH!!!! SARAH!!!

McCain-Palin'08!!!!

JuanStJesus said...

Wow. An oil company RN. Please google the Anchorage newspaper before you spew more right wing spin.

If you are too ignorant to check facts yourself, then you probably will not believe the story as it was printed at the time.

Ha. Ha. Ha.

J St. J

It sucks when Limbaugh, Rove and O’Rielly come home to roost, doesn’t it?

blackpearl said...

How are those abstinence only education classes working for you?

Sheri said...

Blackpearl.
The abstinence only classes are working about as good as your condom classes and abortions after the condom fails.
Roe V Wade has been around for almost 40 years and yet we still have teen pregnancy...I would have thought Roe V Wade would have fixed everything by now!!

techno said...

Hey, the media has found Levi. His family at this time is not commenting. Now I hate to think this way but here's how those insane idiots on the other side think: we'll bribe Levi--give him $1 million to get him to tell the world that the McCain campaign forced him to marry Bristol soon and that he, nor Bristol, did not want the child but the McCain campaign or Sarah forced him to keep the child. Far-fetched. I don't think so.

techno said...

Larry King just said that the Enquirer is now in Alaska. The enemy is out to destroy her. Republicans must fight back or they will lose Sarah forever and we'll get Marxist Barack for the next 8 years.

Jill said...

Sadly, people often forget that people running for public office are just that. People. They become public commodities, and nothing about their private lives are off limits. It was a disgusting spectacle when an newscaster quipped that Chelsea Clinton was pimping for her mother. I don't know whatever happened to that man, whether he was dismissed or not, but the anti-Hillary bloggers carried his message forward anyway. I even read some blogs where anti-Obama people used the same disgusting term even more recently in describing Obama's sweet little daughters who appeared with Michelle at the DNC after her speech. If something can be learned on both sides of the political fence, we must realize that it doesn't feel good when the candidates we support are targets for such poisonous arrows. We need to pledge to cease and desist from personal comments against the "other side's" candidates, and especially their families. A teenage girl has so much growing up to do, and going forward with this pregnancy is a giant step in her life, and all parents know that the birth and the raising of the child is becoming fully immersed in adult responsibility. Privacy must be respected. I am becoming more and more respectful of John McCain as this campaign moves along. He knew he was going to take some hits over this, and he chose Sarah Palin. The Palin family realized they were going to have to be strong being in the spotlight when they stepped forward to serve the country and they went forward also. I will say no more on the subject.

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UnflinchingLiberal said...

Wow. And they talk about the Democratic Party shooting itself in the foot. Of course the choice between "Washington outsider" or "seasoned Washington veteran" seems to be whatever one is told one's party is putting up.

I have my own opinion about what a horrible choice this poor woman is but it won't really matter as she tries to pass the muster of our sophomoric mainstream media. Go Republic Party!

Hiram said...

I loved the comment by SoCal Hillary Democrat. Luckily you live in CA, where Obama is a lock. Glad you like Boxer (so do I--she is a great pro-choice liberal Dem) and Feinstein is OK, but not great. She and Schumer really messed things up with the Attorney General appointment.

As for Palin, she is very attractive and probably has swum the Bering Strait to Russia a few times getting valuable foreign relations experience.

Hiram said...

I loved the comment by SoCal Hillary Democrat. Luckily you live in CA, where Obama is a lock. Glad you like Boxer (so do I--she is a great pro-choice liberal Dem) and Feinstein is OK, but not great. She and Schumer really messed things up with the Attorney General appointment.

As for Palin, she is very attractive and probably has swum the Bering Strait to Russia a few times getting valuable foreign relations experience.

Hiram said...

I loved the comment by SoCal Hillary Democrat. Luckily you live in CA, where Obama is a lock. Glad you like Boxer (so do I--she is a great pro-choice liberal Dem) and Feinstein is OK, but not great. She and Schumer really messed things up with the Attorney General appointment.

As for Palin, she is very attractive and probably has swum the Bering Strait to Russia a few times getting valuable foreign relations experience.

HisforUSA said...

This pregnacy issue, I believe, will boost Gov. Palin in the polls. She is supportive of her daughter keeping the child and marrying the father. She is now even more relateable to the hard working American people. Many Americans have conveived a child before marriage.

What's hilarious is the chicked-livered liberal criticism of the Govenor, saying she is a hypocrite because she suppports abstinance until marriage and yet her own child cannot abstane. This argumant is ridiculous since, as my mother always said, good parents can instill in there children values and self-discipline but it is up to the child to make the right decision. Bristol seems to be a good girl who made a bad decision. And we must remeber many of us have made bad decisions and yet have gone on to do wonderful things.

Nancy said...

can't you admit this person was not and is not ready for national media and the public stage. It's a bit different to be lying back at home in a small town small state than it is to be in national media. No one is desperate here, we don't like being lied to .

RailBaron said...

J St. J,

An oil company RN? Is your logic always this faulty? Not even close to my job title.

And why can't you answer my questions? Maybe you need to do some reading yourself to get the facts straight. Let me help you out. Try here Anchorage Daily News or here or here or here or here or here.

There seems to be a wide variation in the accounts as to how much amniotic fluid was leaked. You clearly have better information than what I linked to, and I would enjoy seeing it. If you are basing your comments on one story only, then perhaps you need some help in performing real research.

And as for the oil executives, well, perhaps you missed the part that it was a Governor's conference on energy. Where is your proof that any oil executives were even present? But what's most telling is that you couldn't even answer my question.

Good night, all, and for those that care pray hard for strength for all of us for the battle ahead.

onetrueuber said...

JuanStJesus said...

OneTrueRube:

blahblahblahblahblah


*yawn*

Seriously. Find a new line of bull to spew.

This one's seriously outdated.

onetrueuber said...

blackpearl said...

How are those abstinence only education classes working for you?


About as well as your grasp of reality apparently.

osmoses said...

The Left is pathetic. This is the best they can come up with to counter Sarah Palin? Tragic.

As the only branch of our family raised South, the rest being in Petersburg, we have strong ties to Alaska. Talked with several members of the family and friends and we are all firmly behind Palin.

All Sarah has to remember is that big people talk about ideas, average people talk about things and small people talk about other people. That pretty much defines the Left wing gossip mongers. Still isn't easy on the kids, though.

TrueRedHead said...

Repub0897 and meladramom. Romney supporters are we?

Valley Girl said...

I'm writing to thank this blog for helping to get Palin chosen as McCain's VP.

Thanks to you, the national media is starting to expose the facts regarding Governor Sarah Palin.

Valley Girl said...

I'm writing to thank this blog for helping to get Palin chosen as McCain's VP.

Thanks to you, the national media is starting to expose the facts regarding Governor Sarah Palin.

Valley Girl said...

I'm writing to thank this blog for helping to get Palin chosen as McCain's VP.

Thanks to you, the national media is starting to expose the facts regarding Governor Sarah Palin.

Mountain Mama said...

Hi, y'all. Hope your holiday was relaxing.

Thanks, Adam, for posting this article. Yes, we should drop discussing Bristol's situation. It's NO one's business outside of their family----and we should never judge.

As Obama said, NO one ever has a good excuse to get mean about anything that involves the family or children of a candidate (I believe one proviso is fair, though; see below). Some of the negative comments about Bristol are so horrific as to constitute child abuse!

The exception is that any family member who makes political statements in public MAKES THEMSELVES subject to fair criticism/debate concerning those statements. Eleanor Roosevelt accepted this reality calmly, as should Michelle Obama.
If Ms. Obama can't tolerate criticism, she should keep her political opinions private.

Someone asked what we dislike about Obama. I dislike his continual lying. He makes unwise statements, then takes them back the next day, always whining that OTHER people have misunderstood or are misrepresenting him, when in fact he is obfuscating or lying outright.

Some examples from the cartoonist, Gary Varvel:

"The Candidate of Change"

-"I'll pull the troops out in 16 months!"
("I'll pull the troops out when I refine my policy.")

-"Iran poses no serious threat."
("Iran poses a grave threat.")

-"I'll campaign with public financing."
("I'll opt out of public financing.")

-"I'll debate McCain anywhere, anytime!"
("Except at town hall meetings....")

I especially detest Obama's lies about his votes regarding abortion. Contrary to his statements at the Rick Warren forum, Obama does NOT want the public to know his actual abortion-issue position, he has NEVER supported any abortion restriction----and he did NOT vote for the law, even when it was worded in his state of IL precisely as the federal law was, that would safeguard children born alive despite their being aborted.

Other than that, I'm sure he's a nice guy. Just no one I'd trust to be President.

Finally, the Palins checked with their doctor before they flew to Seattle, and then re-checked her situation with a doctor there before flying on to Alaska. She was never in labor en route, but had merely leaked a few drops of amniotic fluid. The experts said it was safe, so everyone else should butt out.......

'Night!

Mosby2 said...

It is almost kind of sad that adam's blog has been 'found' by the media. Now it is being filled with left wing attackers.

It is sad that this has gotten so personal and destructive.

But it comes down to that the elite left wing does not like or care for anyone in middle america.

Instead of saying - wow what a story, not from a political family, business owner, mom, knocked off a sitting entrenched Governor (no small thing)...sure disagree with her politics, but stop the personal destruction.

Sad state of affairs...

Greenie123 said...

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Gov. Palin's firstborn arrived 8 months after her 'elopement' with her man Todd. Now Palin's "values" have been passed to her 17 year old daughter Bristol, who didn't exactly lead a chaste life. And now we applaud pre-marriage sex and forced motherhood on a girl who isn't even smart enough to use both control? Talk about warped sense of values!

Walton Truue said...

I wonder what Sarah Palin's "family values" are. "Wait until mariage"? Abstinence education? Safe sex? It raises questions about whether Sara Palin is capable of putting values and policies into action in her own life let alone a nation. It would be best for McCain if she would decide that her "family obligations" require her time more than politics.

Of course the whole scene reflects very poorly on John McCain's lack of judgment and decision-making ability. We don't need another "shoot first and ask questions later" person in the White House.

Walton Truue said...

This whole situation raises questions about Sarah Palin's family values and whether they reflect Christian Conservative principles. Does she believe in abstinence education? Wait until marriage? Safe sex? In any case she appears not to have been successful. So why would we want to trust her with a whole nation?

This event also raises questions about John McCain's judgment and decision-making. We certainly do not want another "shoot first and ask questions later" person in the White House.

vertigo said...

Wow, you're an idiot. A rapper suddenly becomes representative of the left wing.... at the same time you're spewing accusations of bigotry? Hello, kettle.... this is pot.

wk4christ said...

Re: It is almost kind of sad that adam's blog has been 'found' by the media. Now it is being filled with left wing attackers.

I know. It is really sad. And I don't think that these left wing attackers are here by accident. It's almost like they were sent here....

The way that the media and the left-wing have been trashing Sarah and her family is atrocious! Stick to the issues! For crying out loud, people make mistakes! Her opponents should just get over it and move on!

I really think they are terrified of Sarah because they know that she is a threat to them and everything that they stand for. They are willing to do anything to discredit her. We won't let that happen, though!

Stay strong, Sarah! Despite what the liberal attackers are saying, you do have a TON of supporters who love you! Don't give up! We know you will be an amazing VP and we stand with you!

SARAH!!!! SARAH!!!! SARAH!!!

McCain-Palin'08!!!

Congratulations Bristol said...

Adam:

I hope you will visit my blog and comment. Thanks for your hard work, Teresa

http://sarahandbristolareheroes.blogspot.com/

Congratulations Bristol said...

Adam:

I hope you will visit my blog and comment. Thanks for your hard work, Teresa

http://sarahandbristolareheroes.blogspot.com/

techno said...

Intrade now has a contract "When will Sarah Palin be withdrawn as a vice-presidential candidate before the 2008 election?" Republicans, evangelicals, conservatives take this seriously; this is all out war; don't let anybody convince you that it is not!

Beachbillies said...

Congratulations on the new baby, sometimes the best things in life come as a surprise, I know my son did! BY THE WAY....Interesting fact.....Barack Obama's mother was 18 years old and unwed when she had him. I thought that was an interesting little nugget, best brought forward at this particular point in time!

Sona said...

When Hillary Clinton was running I swore I would not vote for a female president and if she did win I would not re-enlist and here comes Sen McCain and selects Gov Palin for VP and I was truly amazed by her and all she stands for, the more I research the more I am amazed... They have my vote!!! The Democrats are worried... the game has changed...they have to fight so much harder…

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Joe said...

I seriously hope that someone in the main stream media, whether this be Fox, WSJ, or otherwise, has the guts to look at the various forces in Alaska who have been out to get Palin. The accusors in Alaska, both with the Troopergate affair, as well as the personal issues, are HIGHLY SUSPECT. As are the newspapers. Who is behind many of the allegations? What are their motives? Remember, as a reformer, she has created a lot of enemies, who are now thinking that it is pay back time.

There have got to be brave investigative reporters who will raise these points, and quickly!!!!!

Matthew said...

I think the big thing for us supporters to do is to help people who don't really know a lot about Sarah Palin to get to know her.

Right now, more people are nervous about Palin's experience than Obama's, but there's some justification for this: namely, that this is the first time they've heard of her. Folks *know* Obama. They know about Reverend Wright and Father Pfleger. They know about his stance on health care, how he answers tough questions, and so on. He's in the news every day.

Palin hasn't been. I have every confidence that folks will become more comfortable as they learn more about her, but it's hurt by the fact that some folks on the left are willing to "become monsters," to "destroying one teenage girl, her family, and the surrendering our self-respect," to "use character-destroying lies," and to "destroy the love a family holds for one another" in order to "destroy the Republican party."

(Those, by the way are apparently quotes from Daily Kos, so says Joseph Bottom, here:
http://www.firstthings.com/blog/2008/08/31/the-politics-of-blood/
)

So our job is to let people know the real Sarah, the one who has the strength and integrity to stand up to any enemy that threatens this country, and the resolve to meet any challenge here at home.

wk4christ said...

Re: this is all out war; don't let anybody convince you that it is not!

Yes, it is war! The liberals must stop their attacks and they must stop now! I think what they are doing is cowardly and sickening!

They know that Palin will work to clean up Washington and they don't want it to be cleaned up. They want the corruption, lobbying, earmarking, handouts, etc.... Sarah won't go for that stuff!

Sarah is a threat to everything the political establishment stands for, and that's what I love about her! She is willing to challenge things that aren't right, even if it is within her own party! She is EXACTLY who we need in Washington!

Don't give up, Sarah! Stay strong! God is with you! We are with you! Many of us are praying for you! We love you, support you and stand with you! God bless you, Sarah Palin & your family!

SARAH!!!!! SARAH!!!! SARAH!!!

McCain-Palin'08!!!

Erin said...

*check for trolls; tiptoes in*

Yesterday was a rough day, no doubt. If anything else comes out, I may have to buy some intrade stock myself! :D In seriousness, though, it's a boost to us that this has all come out at one time. Otherwise, this could drag on for a few weeks, something new coming out every few days. I'm sure the McCain camp is actually a little relieved, and I don't doubt that they knew all this would come out and hoped it would be in a similar fashion to this.

As for the DUI--I heard that being called "bad news" by the MSM. 22 YEARS ago?! I snorted. I don't like to snort, but there you have it.

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Melanie said...

What is wrong with all of you? You are saying its ok to allow young children who are babies themselves to have children. More woman - young woman are having babies out of wedlock - glamorizing and idealizing the miracle of life but not understanding the ramifications on society and the burden they could become on our system. Not teaching your children about sex and birth control is ignorant and scary that people feel it is ok to elect someone so ignorant herself. Yes, I respect a 17 year olds right to privacy but not when it affects the way the country will be lead. It's an abomination when we won't allow gay couples to marry and have children - who consider and take great more care and concern for human life when making a decision to have children and consider the consequences at great length yet celebrate the pregnancy of a 17 year old child.

Melanie said...

What is wrong with all of you? You are saying it’s ok to allow young children who are babies themselves to have children. More woman - young woman are having babies out wedlock - glamorizing and idealizing the miracle of life but not understanding the ramifications on society and the burden they could become on our system. Not teaching your children about sex and birth control is ignorant and scary that people feel it is ok to elect someone so ignorant herself. Yes, I respect a 17 year olds right to privacy but not when it affects the way the country will be lead. It's an abomination when we won't allow gay couples to marry and have children - who consider and take great more care and concern for human life when making a decision to have children and consider the consequences at great length yet celebrate the pregnancy of a 17 year old child.

knowitall said...

There is a racism there that is really bothering me.
The first dude, as i understand it is a mixed white intuit from Dillingham. I know that area a bit and there is a large % native american population there.
This young lady who is pagenant is native american. I know the people. I have worked with them and lived with them. Many of them get married at a young age. Some of them consider marriage to be a rite forced on them by the White people.
Saying that it is wrong that she is unmarried and pregnant at 17 is probably racism at its worst. As someone who has worked on reservations, I am offended by this from the left and from the media. I am mad.
Thank you for reading this. Rich

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