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08/29/2008

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Yeah, but she's hot.

She's been chosen by more than one man. Todd popped the question before McCain.

She also has something no one else on either ticket has; executive experience.

She also has rock solid conservative credentials and high approval numbers. And like Syd said, it doesn't hurt that she's hot.

Suddenly I'm excited about this race again.

So, in a poll with a 100% margin for error, I conclude that Governor Palin has massive support among gun-toting lesbians and wine hippies.

Also, let's keep things in perspective. Obama is running for President, Palin is running on the number 2 spot.

She has a history of taking on corruption in her state's capitol, while Obama has a history of benefiting from it.

Palin spent more time as governor, before being announced as the V.P. pick than Obama spent in the Senate before announcing he was ready to be the Chief Executive.

Palin was the top dog, first as mayor, then as governor, responsible for budgets, negotiating with FEMA, deploying national guard troops, in charge of state troopers, and the list goes on and on. Obama, on the other hand, was a community organizer, a member of a large body in the state Senate and then 1 of 100 Senators, not really accomplishing anything.

Seriously, I could play this game all day long. Obama ought to be more than a little worried today.

I hate to admit that I hate the choice a lot less than I thought I would.

Biden at NNDB.com:

He is a longtime member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he voted against confirmation of Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and John Roberts. He wrote the Violence Against Women Act, which federalized domestic violence as a crime. He was a proponent of the 2005 charges to bankruptcy law which made filing bankruptcy much more difficult. He voted for the PATRIOT Act in 2001, then argued against renewing it in 2005, before voting for legislation that generally renewed the PATRIOT Act's powers in 2006.

Biden is the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He was an enthusiastic supporter of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and sharply criticized other Democrats who were less supportive or opposed. More recently he has called for "decentralizing" Iraq, a plan that he says would give of its major ethnic groups semi-autonomy, and called for more of a US military presence there.

For decades Biden has been at the forefront of the war on drugs, supporting new prohibitions against methamphetamine, Ecstasy, steroids used by athletes, and other new drugs as they became popular. Biden wrote the legislation that created the position of a national "Drug Czar", and his Anti-Drug Proliferation Act provides 20-year prison sentences for club owners, concert promoters, and people who throw parties in their home, if drug use takes place in such settings.

He wholeheartedly supported the actions of federal agents in the Waco standoff, and visibly sneered at witnesses in Senate hearings who questioned whether agents' acts were beyond the pale. He was a key proponent of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act in 1994, which banned some kinds of semiautomatic rifles, with a sunset provision that allowed these weapons to become legal again ten years later. The law also allocated substantial funds for construction of new prisons, established boot camps for delinquent minors, and brought the death penalty for crimes related to drug dealing, civil-rights related murders, murder of a Federal officer, and acts classified as terrorism.

While not terribly supportive of McCain/Palin, It looks like we're going to get Bush III no matter who wins.


Democrats had better be careful on how they make this argument. If not, it's going to sound like, "Why, your VP candidate is as horribly inexperienced as our Presidential candidate."

Man is O'Bama in trouble. Card carrying union folk on the Republican ticket? Against Barack "Pssst I don't really mean all that anti-NAFTA stuff, I'm just jivin' the rubes"? Well, at least you have that tingle up your leg!

By the way, whats the over under on how many wildly inappropriate statements Biden makes during the VP debate?

Pursuit, the answer my friend, is blowing in the wind.

The answer is blowing... in the wind.

That beautiful Lee, freakin' beautiful man. My freak flag flies in your honor my brother.

I already heard it on the radio while I was driving into Atlanta yesterday. A reporter said, "The Obama campaign was quick to note that Palin lacks experience..." Straight. I swear.

"He showed his executive abilities by building a large organization that performed nearly flawlessly during a year and a half of highly intense, highly scrutinized political competition."

*guffaw*

Yeah, as he was surrounded by sycophantic worshippers who lost all objectivity as they did his bidding. He still has zero executive experience, regardless of the spin put on his campaign.

I saw a great quote from Huckabee today. This is from memory, but basically it said that Palin received more votes in running for mayor of the little town of Wasilla than Biden received in two shots at the presidency.

This is going to be a fun race.

John McCain, it should be noted, also has zero executive experience. And his campaign is a mess.

McCain was in charge of how many men and women in the Navy again? Make fun of his career all you want, but he held the position none-the-less.

How many direct reports has Obama had in his career?

McCain may have "zero executive experience," but as an officer in the Navy and a graduate of the Naval Academy (albeit an undistinguished one), he did learn--and practice--leadership. Obama's "leadership" consists of--what? "Community activist," was it? My, what a grand achievement!

McCain has introduced, and passed, quite a bit of legislation (much of it terrible, but there you have it). Obama has introduced--nothing.

Please tell us again how wonderful your Obamamessiah is! We never tire of tales of his non-existent exploits.

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