The Political Pendulum

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It is frightening to think that Mrs. Palin would unflinchingly support Israel, or any of our allies, beyond the point of nuclear destruction, without the notion of scrutiny or diplomacy.  Sarah’s colloquialisms may come off as ‘foksy’, but even the hardcore conservatives are waking up and smelling the java, when it comes to her candidacy. 

Palin is the executive -which gives her more experience than any other candidate in the race, by the way- of a State that has a financial surplus because of taxes on strategic commodities like oil.  Oil has risen dramatically in price and she has been able to buy off the electorate in her State to the tune of about $3,500 per person this year.  Alaska, despite the Mccain camps refutations, is the biggest panhandler in the Union when it comes to Gov’t handouts.  

Palin has not had to overcome adversity when it comes to political crisis.  She is not tested.  This makes her political abrasiveness even more curious.  Where did she become so cynical?  The Good-Old-Boy system that she rails against is still operating.  She has merely done what the Republican party is doing to George Bush – pretend that they were never part of the problem when all along they enabled the cisis’ of today. 

Palin is privileged -at about 3:30 into the video she says hello on behalf of her son to his “former nanny”.  They own an airplane, for goodness sake.  She asks for divine intervention for a $30 billion dollar pipeline. 

This Governor has never wet her chops in Washington and instead wails about changing the Capitol. With this week’s economic crisis, Palin’s irrelevance has been defined.  Her lack of Washington diplomacy now looks to be a hindrance rather than a help.  Her intestinal reactions would only compliment McCain’s hysteria and put us all on the bridge-to-nowhere.

From Joe Salzone

Sarah Palin is not unqualified to be vice president because she’s a she. Sarah Palin is unqualified to be vice president because Sarah Palin is not qualified to be vice president.

So says CNN’s Campbell Brown as she rants about the unfair, sexist treatment of the Republican vee pee nom . . .

Apparently Sarah Palin isn’t feeling the love from the women (some men turned out too) of Alaska.  Over 1400 people showed up this morning for “the biggest political rally ever, in the history of the state.”  There was an array of people clutching signs that read  “McCain/Palin Unstable/Unable”, “freedom of Choice, Freedom of Religion”, “Voted for her once NEVER AGAIN”, “Flip Flop Sarah”, “Pro-Women Anti-Palin”, even a young boy holding a sign that read “You don’t speak for me” one has to wonder if that was in reference to her pandering to special needs?  Hop on over to the mudflats to read more and view the pictures.

More websites with Video/Pics from the rally, will update as I recieve more:

 http://mamadance.wordpress.com/2008/09/13/rally-photos-galore/#comment-214

http://www.laurainak.blogspot.com/

http://www.ownthesidewalk.com/2008/09/taking-to-streets.html

http://theadventuresofsuperwife.com/

USA TODAY:
WASILLA, Alaska — In 2000, Alaska lawmakers learned that rural police agencies had been billing rape victims or their insurance companies $500 to $1,200 for the costs of the forensic medical examinations used to gather evidence. They quickly passed a law prohibiting the practice.
According to the sponsor, Democrat Eric Croft, the law was aimed in part at Wasilla, where now-Gov. Sarah Palin was mayor. When it was signed, Wasilla’s police chief expressed displeasure.

“In the past, we’ve charged the cost of exams to the victims’ insurance company when possible,” then-chief Charlie Fannon told the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, the local newspaper. “I just don’t want to see any more burden put on the taxpayer.”

Now that Palin is the Republican nominee for vice president, Democrats such as former Alaska governor Tony Knowles — who signed the rape-kit bill into law and was defeated by Palin in 2006 — are raising the issue to question Palin’s commitment to women’s issues and crime victims. Palin appointed Fannon after firing his predecessor shortly after she took office in 1996.

I think that Obama make his point clearly and concisely.

From the Energy Information Administration Crude Oil Imports (Top 15 Countries)
(Thousand Barrels per Day)
Country Jun-08 May-08 YTD 2008 Jun-07 YTD 2007

CANADA
SAUDI ARABIA
MEXICO
VENEZUELA
NIGERIA
IRAQ
ANGOLA
BRAZIL
ALGERIA
RUSSIA
KUWAIT
ECUADOR
COLOMBIA
CHAD
LIBYA
    

There are too many to name, but in the last day or so, most media outlets have started to smell the bullshit around McCain’s campaign.  The notion of “change” from McCain is being clouded by an attack system that is just too reminiscent of the last eight years under Bush. 

The bloom is falling off the rose with Palin as well.  Salman Rushdie noted, on Real Time with Bill Maher, that Charlie Gibson interviewed Palin longer than McCain did.  Palin cited her knowledge of oil as being a defense credential.  Two things: 1) If Congress said yes to domestic drilling, then what does she bring?  her statement that the US gets 20% of it’s energy from Alaska is wrong.  We only get 2.4% of our energy from AK.  2) What kind of reforms can she bring to Washington considering it is her party that have ruined the joint in the first place?  

The underwhelming performance of Palin in her interview brings the question back to McCain’s judgement.  The attacks, the negativity, the distortions, are all starting to resonate with the public and I think that the end game will be a resounding sigh of disapproval from the public.  McCain has not outlined ONE policy that he would implement as President.  He talked about reaching across the aisles to Democrats, but the nature of his attacks almost makes that impossible.   McCain’s attacks aren’t putting cash in the wallets of struggling American families and whilst Americans may dally with the thought of taking McCain to the prom, they’ll wise up and realize that if you really want to get things done it is going to have to be with Obama.