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Monday, September 22, 2008

Video: McCain on Palin

This is great video from last night's 60 Minutes interview with John McCain. He gave a resounding vote of confidence to his running mate, and said he would "absolutely" be comfortable with a President Palin. So much for the idea of Palin as a "political choice"


TrueRedHead said...

The speech Sarah Palin wasn't allowed to give. Good reading.

Mountain Mama said...

WOW! I watched all the other news shows yesterday, but missed this "60 Minutes" one----and you're so right, Adam: McCain is VERY supportive of Palin, even joking that she could take the slot at the top of the ticket! (smile)

What the liberal press will never admit is WHY they're upset that Palin hasn't granted them many interviews so far: it's NOT because they're genuinely interested in learning about her views or skills----HA!----but instead because they want to ANNIHILATE her politically!

The radio interview of Gravel (URL posted on an earlier article's "Comments" thread) proved I'm correct; the woman interviewer literally LAUGHED at Gravel because, although he stated that his views differ from Palin's views, he nevertheless continued to be highly supportive of Palin's decency, skills, and political prospects----despite the interviewers' rude behavior toward him. She was particularly rude to Gravel!---and of course to Palin.

And it ain't even OCTOBER yet, Palinistas! Look how vicious the liberals already are! Wonder what they'll pull by early November..... (sigh)

Mountain Mama said...

Yes, it is an extremely MOVING speech that Palin would have given today, if she had not been dis-invited to today's rally that will protest the appearance tomorrow at the UN by Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (or as Jay Leno calls him: "I'm-a-Nut-Job").

Here's Gov. Palin's speech (never to be delivered today):

I am honored to be with you and with leaders from across this great country - leaders from different faiths and political parties united in a single voice of outrage.

Tomorrow, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will come to New York - to the heart of what he calls the Great Satan - and speak freely in this, a country whose demise he has called for.

Ahmadinejad may choose his words carefully, but underneath all of the rhetoric is an agenda that threatens all who seek a safer and freer world. We gather here today to highlight the Iranian dictator's intentions and to call for action to thwart him.
He must be stopped.

The world must awake to the threat this man poses to all of us. Ahmadinejad denies that the Holocaust ever took place. He dreams of being an agent in a "Final Solution" - the elimination of the Jewish people. He has called Israel a "stinking corpse" that is "on its way to annihilation."

Such talk cannot be dismissed as the ravings of a madman -not when Iran just this summer tested long-range Shahab-3 missiles capable of striking Tel Aviv, not when the Iranian nuclear program is nearing completion, and not when Iran sponsors terrorists that threaten and kill innocent people around the world.

The Iranian government wants nuclear weapons. The International Atomic Energy Agency reports that Iran is running at least 3,800 centrifuges and that its uranium enrichment capacity is rapidly improving. According to news reports, U.S. intelligence agencies believe the Iranians may have enough nuclear material to produce a bomb within a year.

The world has condemned these activities. The United Nations Security Council has demanded that Iran suspend its illegal nuclear enrichment activities. It has levied three rounds of sanctions. How has Ahmadinejad responded? With the declaration that the "Iranian nation would not retreat one iota" from its nuclear program.

So, what should we do about this growing threat? First, we must succeed in Iraq. If we fail there, it will jeopardize the democracy the Iraqis have worked so hard to build, and empower the extremists in neighboring Iran. Iran has armed and trained terrorists who have killed our soldiers in Iraq, and it is Iran that would benefit from an American defeat in Iraq.

If we retreat without leaving a stable Iraq, Iran's nuclear ambitions will be bolstered. If Iran acquires nuclear weapons ? they could share them tomorrow with the terrorists they finance, arm, and train today. Iranian nuclear weapons would set off a dangerous regional nuclear arms race that would make all of us less safe.

But Iran is not only a regional threat; it threatens the entire world. It is the no. 1 state sponsor of terrorism. It sponsors the world's most vicious terrorist groups, Hamas and Hezbollah. Together, Iran and its terrorists are responsible for the deaths of Americans in Lebanon in the 1980s, in Saudi Arabia in the 1990s, and in Iraq today. They have murdered Iraqis, Lebanese, Palestinians, and other Muslims who have resisted Iran's desire to dominate the region. They have persecuted countless people simply because they are Jewish.

Iran is responsible for attacks not only on Israelis, but on Jews living as far away as Argentina. Anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial are part of Iran's official ideology and murder is part of its official policy. Not even Iranian citizens are safe from their government's threat to those who want to live, work, and worship in peace. Politically-motivated abductions, torture, death by stoning, flogging, and amputations are just some of its state-sanctioned punishments.

It is said that the measure of a country is the treatment of its most vulnerable citizens. By that standard, the Iranian government is both oppressive and barbaric. Under Ahmadinejad's rule, Iranian women are some of the most vulnerable citizens.

If an Iranian woman shows too much hair in public, she risks being beaten or killed. If she walks down a public street in clothing that violates the state dress code, she could be arrested.

But in the face of this harsh regime, the Iranian women have shown courage. Despite threats to their lives and their families, Iranian women have sought better treatment through the "One Million Signatures Campaign Demanding Changes to Discriminatory Laws." The authorities have reacted with predictable barbarism. Last year, women's rights activist Delaram Ali was sentenced to 20 lashes and 10 months in prison for committing the crime of "propaganda against the system." After international protests, the judiciary reduced her sentence to "only" 10 lashes and 36 months in prison and then temporarily suspended her sentence. She still faces the threat of imprisonment.

Earlier this year, Senator Clinton said that "Iran is seeking nuclear weapons, and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps is in the forefront of that" effort. Senator Clinton argued that part of our response must include stronger sanctions, including the designation of the IRGC as a terrorist organization. John McCain and I could not agree more.

Senator Clinton understands the nature of this threat and what we must do to confront it. This is an issue that should unite all Americans. Iran should not be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons. Period. And in a single voice, we must be loud enough for the whole world to hear: Stop Iran!
Only by working together, across national, religious, and political differences, can we alter this regime's dangerous behavior. Iran has many vulnerabilities, including a regime weakened by sanctions and a population eager to embrace opportunities with the West. We must increase economic pressure to change Iran's behavior.

Tomorrow, Ahmadinejad will come to New York. On our soil, he will exercise the right of freedom of speech - a right he denies his own people. He will share his hateful agenda with the world. Our task is to focus the world on what can be done to stop him.

We must rally the world to press for truly tough sanctions at the U.N. or with our allies if Iran's allies continue to block action in the U.N. We must start with restrictions on Iran's refined petroleum imports. We must reduce our dependency on foreign oil to weaken Iran's economic influence.
We must target the regime's assets abroad; bank accounts, investments, and trading partners.

President Ahmadinejad should be held accountable for inciting genocide, a crime under international law.

We must sanction Iran's Central Bank and the Revolutionary Guard Corps -which no one should doubt is a terrorist organization. Together, we can stop Iran's nuclear program.

Senator McCain has made a solemn commitment that I strongly endorse: Never again will we risk another Holocaust. And this is not a wish, a request, or a plea to Israel's enemies. This is a promise that the United States and Israel will honor, against any enemy who cares to test us. It is John McCain's promise and it is my promise.

Thank you.


All the praise as well as her record indicates she is ready to lead if it ever came down to it. She has a great background, she does not have skeletons unlike Obama has.

There will be a lot of skeletons coming out of Obama’s closet in the weeks to come. Ones I am talking about where he is getting money from. Read the article below that was posted on St. Jacques blogspot ( he translates from Spanish to English what is reported in Central and South America as well as other parts of the country). Weeks to come, you will see a news article indicating that Obama is getting money from the wrong crowd in South America. For now, here is one about his Middle East connections.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Did a Major Obama Fundraiser Support the Iraqi Insurgency?

Code Pink Founder and Obama Fundraiser Jodie Evans

It looks like the answer is "yes," Code Pink founder and major Obama fundraiser Jodie Evans spoke of her support for the Iraqi insurgency and, furthermore, may even have described Osama Bin Laden's attack upon the U.S. as legitimate.

The Obama campaign has been asked to disavow Jodie Evans, who raised between $50,000 and $100,000 for Obama according to the campaign's own website, but they have not done so as of this time.

The Matrix has posted on this at The Neoconexpress, where you can read more.

techno said...
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huskyonspeed said...

Thanks for posting that, Mountain mama. I think it would have been great to have representatives from both parties at this rally. Isn't stopping the spread of radical islam something that both parties can agree on?

Mountain Mama said...

True, Loki (view on a previously posted Adam Brickley article's "Comments"):

We do need to focus on how to help the McCain-Palin ticket win----but we help create new supporters when we answer questions which are posed by people who WANT to understand Sarah Palin. But we DO waste our time continually addressing people who are only interested in slamming her....

So---! Have any of you heard the rumors about Joe Biden's stepping down, so Hillary can run? One rumor is that he'll quit on around Oct. 5th, citing health (ie., his former aneurysm issue) reasons.

I myself wondered if Biden's seemingly-offhand comment last week ("I think Hillary would make a better VP than I do.") was in fact a trial balloon, to see how Hillary's supporters reacted.

I'm sure, if Biden actually steps down, that they'll pick a reason that won't:
1) negatively reflect upon Obama (the VP pick is supposed to reflect BO's good judgment), OR
9) negatively reflect upon Biden, either, who is still running for his seat in the Senate (which I thought boded ill for the Republicans somehow.....); I mean, it wouldn't keep Biden from being a Senator (lots of them are fighting ongoing health issues), whereas he's supposed to be VERY healthy to serve as VP.

So, folks: do you think the McCain-Palin ticket can beat an Obama-Clinton ticket?

Won't Hillary bring out the REPUBLICAN base, as well as her own supporters?

multipath said...

MM you say Oct 5th, heck won't I have my absentee ballot by then? Hillary is probably eying the senate majority leadership way more than a vp role for even the so-called messiah.

Erin said...

techno said: "6) Obama has a better than a 50-50 chance of winning the election if he dumps Biden and puts Hillary on the ticket;"

While I mostly agree with your other points, I absolutely have to disagree with the above statement. If BO replaces Biden with Hillary, independents will leave in DROVES. He MIGHT solidify his base more than he has (which is already in the 80's), but the average American will see this as the desperation ploy that it is, and it'll bring into question the "judgment" he used in the first place. Remember how people were desperately trying that one on McCain, and his pick is doing well. Imagine having to replace someone?

People are too cynical to believe that Biden will be too sick to run for VP but feels up to the task of running for his senate seat

Mountain Mama said...

Sorry to post again today cum T.P., but check this out (horrors!):

From "Jerusalem Report," by the founder of the Jerusalem Prayer Team, Mike Evans, re. Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad:

Just this week, and as a result of calls for a halt to Iran’s nuclear program, Ahmadinejad said, “If anyone allows themselves to invade Iranian territory and its legal interests... our armed forces will break their hands before they pull the trigger.”

... On another critical note, reports surfaced this week that Russia is going to sell advanced S300 surface-to-air missiles to Iran to guard their nuclear power sites from Israeli air attacks. Despite the protests of the U.S. government, they are apparently rushing this sale to help ensure that Iran gets nuclear weapons.

This news makes it even more likely that Israel will be forced to move quickly to make certain that a government which has vowed to “wipe them off the map” does not acquire the means to do so.

Okay, Palinistas, IF Israel believes they can waste no more time, because Russia is rushing those nukes to Iran, and so Israel strikes Iran BEFORE the election:

Will their strike help or hurt the McCain-Palin ticket's hopes of winning the election?

Scott said...

typical reporter response of "are you serious? you think she's ready to be president?"... it's quite annoying. He even repeated it.

as the verse goes "God puts down the mighty from their thrones and exalts the lowly".. people like sarah are the ones God loves to use to confound the proud.. which is what is being done,.. and i think it's hilarious.

I hope the mccain campaign doesn't give in to producing the negative ads like we're seeing from the other side.. the voters don't want to see this. I remember in the 2000 presidential debate between gore and bush.. a man stood up for his question and instead he made a statement that left both of them speechless... he said something like "can you please just stop the mud slinging, we don't want to hear it." and that's my view too.. i feel a candidate should run based on what he or she can do for us.. if they have to spend their time telling us why we shouldn't vote for the other guy, they're not telling me about what they can do for me, and that's not who i want in charge. Plus in attacking the other party member they're alienating themselves from that candidate's supporters by also attacking them, and that's not how you unify the country. It's basically saying to just under half the population of voters "you don't count to me as long as i have enough votes to get in".

So much for the promise of a clean campaign.. i know mccain promised that but i can't remember hearing it from obama.

TrueRedHead said...

Anyone see this about Monegan?

tom paine said...
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tom paine said...

mountain mama,

Gov. Palin again indicates that she is a novice per foreign policy by mouthing the words provided to her by Team McCain. Palin would be wise to do a little research and come to her own conclusions. She's not a dumb person and might have a totally different end result.

There is no question that Iran has a government obsessed and controlled by religious fanantics (which is exactly why we should guard against that happening to us) or that Iran has a nut case big mouth for a leader. And again, many around the world and even in our nation might say the same thing about our current leader.

But all that aside, what exactly has Iran ever done over the past few decades to the USA? Give me the short list...just 8 or 9 items.

I am not by any means anti-Israel but the facts are that over the years Israel has done far, far more invasive and agressive acts than has Iran. I will be happy to list them if you so desire.

Take a look at a map of 1948 Israel compared with the land that Israel controls today. Imagine if any other nation in the Middle East had committed such acts. Then add what Israel has done to the human rights of the Palestinian people. Then tack on the reported 4.4 million refugees that Israel has created. And yet we give Israel almost unquestioned support. And that's the reason for much of the hatred of the USA in the Arab/Muslim world.

We can pretend to be fighting terrorism in Iraq but the fact is that our current occupation in Iraq coupled with the Palestinian refugee situation created by Israel is certain to produce far more nut case terrorists than anything al-Qaida or Osam bin-laden could have hoped for. This is widely agreed by Middle East and terrorism experts.

Palion mentioned the various terrorist activities of Iran but indicated no documentation. So is this simply an opinion?

Among other claims are attacks on Israel. Can you list any documented Iran attacks on Israel? Do you happen to know (I'm sure Palin does not) how many terrorist attacks of any kind there were inside Israel in 2006 and 2007. I do, and you might be surprised at the number!

So to paint Israel as a poor little nation fighting against terrible odds is a sham. In fact, Israel is the 800 pound gorilla of the area with a mighty military paid for in part with the $97 BILLION or more USA taxpayer dollars we have given Israel since 1950.

As for a threat to world peace, the 150-200 nuclear weapons that we fully approved Israel obtaining is probably the greatest threat on the entire of starting a nuclear holocaust.

We were led into a senseless war in Iraq by the GOP chicken-hawks who incorrectly used 9/11 and fake WMD's in 2003. Let's not be fooled once again.

knowitall said...

Another great post!!!
Great Job!!!

Scott said...

mountain momma,

if by some chance obama wins, going into iran might be one of bush's last acts.

TRundgren said...

tom paine is in favor of eliminating the state of israel.


the arab world and the palestinians need to recognize israels right to exist as a jewish state within secure borders.

when that happens we can talk.

until then, nothing changes.

i'd be willing to compromise and declare isreal a secular state thus allowing the palestinians the right of return - when all arab countries in the region give up islam as the official state religion and allow all jews who were driven from their lands the right to return.

let me know when it happens.

tom paine said...

trundgren said..."tom paine is in favor of eliminating the state of israel."

Please list anything that I ever posted that indicates I want Israel eliminated?

If not, I accept your apology and wish you success on improving your word comprehension skills.

Simon said...

Tom Paine,
You are right!
You have never directly demanded elimination of state of Israel.
But you have to admit that on the other hand you have never demanded the Arab countries including Palestinian Authorities and other Palestinian representatives to recognize Israel's right to exist. Combining this fact with the fact that you carefully repeat all Arab extremist's grievances and forgetting to mention historical facts from which those grievances might stem from makes me think that you wouldn't mind if Israel was eliminated by others.
Yes it is true that 1948 Israeli map looks different than it does now as you noticed. But don't you think it would look the same if Arab countries did not start the war against Israel in the 1948 just the next day when Israel was established by the United Nations and in violation of its resolution? Isn't it true that the same countries try to get a revenge in 1967, 1972 and are supporting all anti-Israeli terrorist organizations till these days?
So please get your facts and scores straight and until then do not show up in the American blog sites and limit your presence by strictly participating in Islamic extremists web sites where you rightfully belong.

Thank you.

jean-baptiste said...

Iam french. I saw Palin like a robot in this tv show. American people always choose the bad guy for election, so i think Mc Cain will win, and chiness will become the first power of the world.
It is so funny to see that: 80% of the world choose Obama because he is a good diplomat, but american people are so simplist and manipulate there is a battle for choose!! It is so funny!

Michle said...

WOW! I watched all the other news shows yesterday, but missed this "60 Minutes" one----and you're so right, Adam: McCain is VERY supportive of Palin, even joking that she could take the slot at the top of the ticket! (smile)

Tomorrow, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will come to New York - to the heart of what he calls the Great Satan - and speak freely in this, a country whose demise he has called for.
[a McCain]

Michle said...

McCain on Palin
he is a politician.
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