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Palin And The Press

Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:47 pm

She sure can talk a good talk when it is written out for her. What about answering questions off the cuff.


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RE: Palin And The Press

Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:53 pm



Now THAT'S a Palin I'd vote for!!  Wink  Big grin

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RE: Palin And The Press

Sun Sep 07, 2008 4:14 pm

Speaking as a member of the Washington DC based press, who used to cover politics for major publications.

And after attending an event with former Speaker of the House Newt Gringinch last night.


She is doing the correct thing, but letting that mystery build up on her. Newt argued that Obama hurt himself (and the poll numbers show it) by being so out in the press, such as Berlin. We (meaning the media and the places I used to work for) will jump on anything wrong she says.

She will 'hide' for a while and the media will talk about her, free press. Meanwhile, she is not saying anything that could damage her further.

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RE: Palin And The Press

Sun Sep 07, 2008 4:39 pm



Quoting PlateMan (Reply 2):
She will 'hide' for a while and the media will talk about her, free press. Meanwhile, she is not saying anything that could damage her further.

Well Mom always said, "it is better to keep quiet and have people think your an idiot, then to open your mouth and remove all doubt".
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RE: Palin And The Press

Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:23 pm

She seems to be doing just fine popularity wise without talking to the same press that attacked her family. No point in talking when you are ahead. Let the media and the left keep boosting for her every attack makes her more likable.
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RE: Palin And The Press

Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:28 pm



Quoting IAirAllie (Reply 4):
She seems to be doing just fine popularity wise without talking to the same press that attacked her family. No point in talking when you are ahead. Let the media and the left keep boosting for her every attack makes her more likable.

She doing about as good as the abstinence education did for her daughter.
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RE: Palin And The Press

Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:37 pm



Quoting IAirAllie (Reply 4):
She seems to be doing just fine popularity wise without talking to the same press that attacked her family. No point in talking when you are ahead.

But what about her stance on the issues? Is this a high school VP we are voting on, which is just based on popularity? The public, including her own supporters deserves to know what her stances are on the issues; because we still don't know what she thinks about the economy, foreign policy, etc.
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RE: Palin And The Press

Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:13 pm



Quoting IAirAllie (Reply 4):
She seems to be doing just fine popularity wise without talking to the same press that attacked her family. No point in talking when you are ahead. Let the media and the left keep boosting for her every attack makes her more likable

Exactly,

The only people who are screaming for her to speak more are left wing nut-jobs who are trying to get their marxist canidate elected.

And those people will do and say anything to accomplish their goals.
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RE: Palin And The Press

Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:27 pm



Quoting L-188 (Reply 7):
Exactly,

The only people who are screaming for her to speak more are left wing nut-jobs who are trying to get their marxist canidate elected.

And those people will do and say anything to accomplish their goals.

 scratchchin   scratchchin   scratchchin   scratchchin 

Unlike the Republicans that NEVER run a smear campaign or tell a lie.....

Quoting Mdsh00 (Reply 6):
But what about her stance on the issues? Is this a high school VP we are voting on, which is just based on popularity? The public, including her own supporters deserves to know what her stances are on the issues; because we still don't know what she thinks about the economy, foreign policy, etc.

 bigthumbsup   bigthumbsup   bigthumbsup   bigthumbsup 

Remember she only got her passport in 2007 that says a WHOLE lot about what if any foreign knowledge she brings to the proverbial table.
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RE: Palin And The Press

Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:36 pm



Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 8):
Remember she only got her passport in 2007 that says a WHOLE lot about what if any foreign knowledge she brings to the proverbial table.

I disagree, as a Governor of a state with two foreign countries as neighbors. she has to have foreign knowledge/experience from her dealings with Canada and/or Russia.
 
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RE: Palin And The Press

Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:36 pm

It is clear this light weight VP candidate is not ready for the national stage. The other night, she read from a script crafted by a monger that was 75% attacking the other side, 20% praising McSame and 5% personal.
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RE: Palin And The Press

Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:43 pm



Quoting National757 (Reply 9):
I disagree, as a Governor of a state with two foreign countries as neighbors. she has to have foreign knowledge/experience from her dealings with Canada and/or Russia.

It has been reported and confirmed in the press that she only got a passport in 2007.
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RE: Palin And The Press

Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:48 pm



Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 11):
It has been reported and confirmed in the press that she only got a passport in 2007.

You didn't need to get a passport to travel to Canada until just recently anyway. I think you can still cross the land border anyway.

I believe that she and the Canadian government are both against this unneeded regulatory burden.

She got the Passport to visit her troops in Kuwait when the AKNG deployed. That is something Obama didn't feel like doing until it became a campaign issue.
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RE: Palin And The Press

Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:51 pm



Quoting L-188 (Reply 12):
You didn't need to get a passport to travel to Canada until just recently anyway. I think you can still cross the land border anyway.

This is still true.

Quoting L-188 (Reply 12):
She got the Passport to visit her troops in Kuwait when the AKNG deployed. That is something Obama didn't feel like doing until it became a campaign issue.

Again you gloss over the fact that until she visited the troops she had no passport and thus no international travel under her belt or knowledge of anything Foreign.
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RE: Palin And The Press

Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:58 pm



Quoting L-188 (Reply 7):

And those people will do and say anything to accomplish their goals.

She is hiding and not saying anything!

Regardless of what the press asks her, the question is: "Is she ready or not?"
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RE: Palin And The Press

Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:05 pm

She might be boning up on areas in which she is weak (foreign policy, etc.) Her interview from 2007 with CNBC's Maria Bartimeo (sp?) is worth a look, as it demonstrates to me that Ms. Palin knows the energy issues in Alaska, and how drilling in ANWR could be accomplished.

Will the Dems underestimate her the way they did with Reagan and GW Bush?
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RE: Palin And The Press

Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:08 pm



Quoting Stretch 8 (Reply 15):
She might be boning up

The only thing she is "boning" up is Republican males...

Quoting Stretch 8 (Reply 15):
as it demonstrates to me that Ms. Palin knows the energy issues in Alaska, and how drilling in ANWR could be accomplished.

How come she is afraid to be interviewed then?
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RE: Palin And The Press

Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:24 pm

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 11):
It has been reported and confirmed in the press that she only got a passport in 2007.

Of course that's true. But do you need a passport to have experience dealing with foreign neighbors like Russia and Canada?

Edit: Canada not China

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RE: Palin And The Press

Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:29 pm



Quoting National757 (Reply 17):
But do you need a passport to have experience dealing with foreign neighbors like Russia and China?

Last time I checked you didn't need one to make a phone call, send a fax, or supervise an emissary.
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RE: Palin And The Press

Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:40 pm



Quoting Mdsh00 (Reply 6):
Is this a high school VP we are voting on,

That's the only kind of election she is accustomed to. She's won based on looks by a small tiny group of voters. More people voted in my high school election than in here small town election in Wasallia.
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RE: Palin And The Press

Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:01 pm



Quoting National757 (Reply 9):
I disagree, as a Governor of a state with two foreign countries as neighbors. she has to have foreign knowledge/experience from her dealings with Canada and/or Russia.

Exactly which dealings would these be? By the Constitution, a state may not make trade deals with a foreign country.

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RE: Palin And The Press

Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:15 pm



Quoting Mdsh00 (Reply 6):
The public, including her own supporters deserves to know what her stances are on the issues;

Oh so you think the media wants access to cover her position on the ISSUES. LMAO!

Quoting Mdsh00 (Reply 6):
because we still don't know what she thinks about the economy, foreign policy, etc.

If you think for one second that giving the media unfettered access is going to enlighten the public on her policy viewpoints you are indeed naive. The left isn't interested in her political viewpoints. The right already knows where she stands.

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 13):
Again you gloss over the fact that until she visited the troops she had no passport and thus no international travel under her belt or knowledge of anything Foreign.



Quoting Mt99 (Reply 16):

BFD you do not need a passport to understand international politics. You just need to be literate. Travel is a wonderful thing but not all of us have the means or time to globetrot. You seem to forget she has a family of 5. It is not so easy to pick up and go. She doesn't come from big money and travel ain't cheap. Yet another blaring elitism from the left. Shows how truly out of touch they are with the little people.
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RE: Palin And The Press

Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:54 pm

Quoting FlyingTexan (Reply 10):
It is clear this light weight VP candidate is not ready for the national stage

And like Obama is ready for the national stage, he has absolutely no executive experience in running anything, no foreign policy experience, never ran a business or did anything except go to school, teach law and run for public office, everything he plans to do is a figment of his imagination.

He’s nothing else but a smart Harvard trained lawyer who will tell you anything you want to hear to get elected, listen to him and he will tell you that he will fix all the country’s problems. And if you believe that then I got a bridge in Brooklyn I’d like to sell you.
Obama is a good talker, but he will never hold a candle to the best slick talker to be president, Slick Willie (Bill) Clinton, he could tell someone to go to hell and make the person look forward to the trip.

Remember lawyers are trained to twist, manipulate and distort the facts in a courtroom to win a case.

Sarah Palin has more experience in running a government than Obama has, even when she was mayor of her small town she had experience than Obama has today.

[Edited 2008-09-07 13:59:04]

[Edited 2008-09-07 14:00:05]
 
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RE: Palin And The Press

Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:25 pm

As I've said in another thread, I give her 2 weeks to get herself up to speed before she has to start hitting the talk show curcuit. And I'm not talking about the easy ones like Larry King or The View, but Meet The Press, O'Reilly, etc.
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RE: Palin And The Press

Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:26 pm



Quoting IAirAllie (Reply 21):
You seem to forget she has a family of 5. It is not so easy to pick up and go.



It should be, considering that Palin returned to work just 3 days after delivering a special needs child, pro-life yes, pro-family not so much.
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RE: Palin And The Press

Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:30 pm

Per Yahoo she will sit down with Charles Gibson of ABC news later this week in Alaska.
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RE: Palin And The Press

Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:32 pm

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RE: Palin And The Press

Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:34 pm



Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 3):
Well Mom always said, "it is better to keep quiet and have people think your an idiot, then to open your mouth and remove all doubt".

We really should listen to our mothers more often!  Wink

The media f**ked up badly on this one, and now Palin has the upper hand because she
has proven capable of taking a punch. There is so much hype about this woman because
she is a curiousity to many, so now the McCain camp can suck out all of the "celebrity"
oxygen from Obama. She seems to be getting more coverage than Obama, which for him
is not good. This election is a referendum on Obama, and new poll numbers show the
lead Obama gained last weak basically gone. There is about 10-12% of the population
left undecided, and given all of the coverage Obama has gotten so far this year, what is
there left for him to sell these people on that hasn't been used by him before?
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RE: Palin And The Press

Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:36 pm



Quoting IAirAllie (Reply 21):
BFD you do not need a passport to understand international politics. You just need to be literate.

Not really. You don't have to rack up a million frequent flier miles going around the world, but a trip to a foreign country can add a lot of context that you won't get sitting at home reading a book.

Quoting IAirAllie (Reply 21):
Travel is a wonderful thing but not all of us have the means or time to globetrot. You seem to forget she has a family of 5. It is not so easy to pick up and go. She doesn't come from big money and travel ain't cheap.

She's in her 40s. Don't try and tell me that she's never had the opportunity to visit another continent for a week or so at least once. The fact that she hasn't says something about how the rest of the world fits in her priority scheme.

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RE: Palin And The Press

Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:45 pm



Quoting PSA727 (Reply 27):
The media f**ked up badly on this one, and now Palin has the upper hand because she
has proven capable of taking a punch.

Really by being a lump on a log that is showing she can take a punch. WOW! You go girl.

Quoting PSA727 (Reply 27):
There is so much hype about this woman because
she is a curiousity to many, so now the McCain camp can suck out all of the "celebrity"
oxygen from Obama.

True though once she starts spewing her strong views on subjects like abortion, book banning, gays and such then her true colors will be seen by all the world.
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RE: Palin And The Press

Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:49 pm



Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 29):
True though once she starts spewing her strong views on subjects like... book banning,.....

Exactly what books did she ban?
 
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RE: Palin And The Press

Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:50 pm



Quoting Mham001 (Reply 30):
Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 29):
True though once she starts spewing her strong views on subjects like... book banning,.....


Exactly what books did she ban?

We do not know, the librarian that she first asked to ban certain books refused, Palin tried to fire her and that backfired. So we know she tried though.
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RE: Palin And The Press

Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:54 pm



Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 31):
We do not know, the librarian that she first asked to ban certain books refused, Palin tried to fire her and that backfired. So we know she tried though.

Which "certain" books? Nobody has asked the librarian?
 
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RE: Palin And The Press

Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:59 pm



Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 29):
True though once she starts spewing her strong views on subjects like abortion, book banning, gays and such then her true colors will be seen by all the world.

Like I said before, the less attention Obama gets, the better it is for McCain. And the
Obama team knows this. All of the attacks on Quayle did not work in "88. Why?
Because 1) He wasn't running for President and 2) Michael Dukakis was (and he was
the "take a chance" candidate for that election).

Palin is quite disciplined, and she will have a team surrounding her to help her refrain
from spewing all of that hate speech. So sad. Look for more middle-of-the-road stuff.
She already has that "Christian" Right behind her 100%. She will be used to attract
more Independents and conservative Democrats, and so her speeches will reflect that.
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RE: Palin And The Press

Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:50 pm



Quoting IAirAllie (Reply 4):
She seems to be doing just fine popularity wise without talking to the same press that attacked her family.

She is popular with the Republican base, but independents are still deliberating. And of course the Dems don't like her so much.

Quoting National757 (Reply 9):
I disagree, as a Governor of a state with two foreign countries as neighbors. she has to have foreign knowledge/experience from her dealings with Canada and/or Russia.

Aa a Governor of a state she would have literally 0 (zero) contact with leaders of Canada and Russia. The Constitution only allows the federal government to do such foreign dealings. For an example, even though the border states hate the passport rule for Canada, the governors still have to go through their congressperson to get any action, its the only thing they can do. Some governors do go to other countries on "trade missions" but they hold about as much water as a sieve.

Quoting Mir (Reply 20):
Exactly which dealings would these be? By the Constitution, a state may not make trade deals with a foreign country.

Very true.
 
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RE: Palin And The Press

Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:21 pm



Quoting L-188 (Reply 7):
And those people will do and say anything to accomplish their goals.

isn't that precisely what the GOP is doing? 5min 9/11 videos, avoiding media scrutiny...could keep on going but I'll run out of space.
 
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RE: Palin And The Press

Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:43 pm



Quoting Dc-9-10 (Reply 34):
Aa a Governor of a state she would have literally 0 (zero) contact with leaders of Canada and Russia. The Constitution only allows the federal government to do such foreign dealings. For an example, even though the border states hate the passport rule for Canada, the governors still have to go through their congressperson to get any action, its the only thing they can do. Some governors do go to other countries on "trade missions" but they hold about as much water as a sieve.

Expand your mind buddy.

Don't just think of the federal level, you also have to include international commisions and state relations. In that regard I consider relations with the federal government as forigen relations also.

There is an international trade office tied to the office of the governer.

http://www.gov.state.ak.us/trade/
http://www.gov.state.ak.us/trade/Consular_Corps.pdf

A summary of international trade sectors that Alaska participates in.

Top export partners
http://www.gov.state.ak.us/trade/Top_Export_Partners.pdf
Top export sectors
http://www.gov.state.ak.us/trade/Sector_Exports.pdf

And lets also talke about Alaska participation in international boardsa and commisions such as the International Whaling commision and the international pacific halibut commision and Alaska participation in the negotions of the Pacific Salmon treaty and other similar vehicles.
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RE: Palin And The Press

Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:20 am

All this talk about Sarah Palin and her foreign experience or lack of is totally useless, no VP ever sets foreign policy, that is the domain of the President and Secretary of State.

By law the VP only has one job, he/she is the tiebreaker vote in a deadlocked senate vote, and also assumes the Presidency in case the President is incapacitated or removed from office by impeachment. Other than that the VP acts in behalf of the President.

And the Obama/Biden people claim that she is just a heartbeat from the Presidency and is unqualified to be President, Obama is one vote from the Presidency and is less qualified than Sarah Palin, who has executive experience running a government, Obama has no foreign, domestic and executive experience whatsoever, so I think Obama and his campaign staff should keep their mouths shut on this subject or it will backfire on them.

I would love to hear ANCFlyer’s imputs on this issue. He must be chomping on the bit waiting to get back on board
 
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RE: Palin And The Press

Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:32 am



Quoting Jetstar (Reply 37):

By law the VP only has one job

May I introduce you to Dick Cheney?
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RE: Palin And The Press

Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:43 am



Quoting Jetstar (Reply 37):
All this talk about Sarah Palin and her foreign experience or lack of is totally useless, no VP ever sets foreign policy, that is the domain of the President and Secretary of State.

Depends on the Administration. Some presidents like their VPs to be active, others don't.

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RE: Palin And The Press

Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:03 am



Quoting Mir (Reply 39):
Quoting Jetstar (Reply 37):
All this talk about Sarah Palin and her foreign experience or lack of is totally useless, no VP ever sets foreign policy, that is the domain of the President and Secretary of State.

Depends on the Administration. Some presidents like their VPs to be active, others don't.

Look at Harry Truman.

FDR kept him out in the cold up until the day he died.
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RE: Palin And The Press

Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:07 am



Quoting L-188 (Reply 40):
Look at Harry Truman.

FDR kept him out in the cold up until the day he died.

And conversely, look at Cheney. He was keeping Bush out in the cold on some matters.

I doubt that McCain will be relying on Palin to the same extent that Bush relied on Cheney. but from his "she's going to change Washington" talk I don't think she's going to be there just to sit around waiting for instructions. So unless he says differently, it's perfectly fair to consider her views on the issues.

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RE: Palin And The Press

Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:10 am



Quoting Mt99 (Reply 38):
May I introduce you to Dick Cheney?

And every other Vice President since the country was founded.
 
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RE: Palin And The Press

Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:41 am

The fact that Gov. Palin will be doing what is billed as an interview with Charles Gibson of ABC network seems to be the first break. Don't forget, Gibson was heavily criticized when was one of the questioners in a Democrat Primary 'debate' where the first half of the time was on personal and not policy issues angering Sen. Obama and much of the public.

Here are among to me the questions all President/VP as well as all other candidates for Federal office should be asked (yes, I do admit to a pro-Democrat bias):
Where you specifically cut spending in the Federal government to offset your tax cuts?
Where and who would specifically cut or raise taxes?
Would you support laws placing more regulations back on financial institutions including banks, mortgage lenders, big investment banks, stock market, consumer credit contracts and credit cards?
What would you do to improve access to affordable and quality health care for ALL Americans?
What would you do to keep quality jobs in the USA, change trade policies?
Would you authorize bombing of nuke facilities in Iran by the USA or by Israel?
Would you return the personal Bankruptcy laws to being more friendly to the Bankrupt rather than to creditors?
What would you look for in Federal Judge appointments, especially the US Supreme Court as well as in key cabinet positions and make it 'look like America?
 
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RE: Palin And The Press

Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:16 am

I don't have much of a problem with Palin. What I find weird is how she thinks the war/work in Iraq was God's plan.

"Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right. Also, for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending [U.S. soldiers] out on a task that is from God. That’s what we have to make sure that we’re praying for, that there is a plan and that that plan is God’s plan."

From http://thinkprogress.org/2008/09/02/palin-iraq-god/
 
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RE: Palin And The Press

Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:43 am

Jetstar is right on. He appears to be the only one on this board who has actually read the Constitution. It wasn't until the adoption of the 25th amendment in 1967 that the resposibility of the Vice-President was spelled out. And that resposibilty is to step in for the President upon his death or removal from office or if he cannot discharge his duties. For those who dabble in history, there were four Presidents who served without Vice-Presidents. You can tell how imporatant an office is based upon how quickly it is filled should a vacancy occur.

Furthermore, the office of Vice-President was given to the runner up in early elections. (First place for losers, to quote a well worn phrase) It wasn't until Thomas Jefferson that there was such a thing as a party ticket. And it was even more recently that there were even Democratic and Republican Primaries. Most of the individuals who were nominated for President were nominated by the party bosses.

If you further look into history, only eight men who were Vice-President became President. That translates into a 19% chance of becoming President if you are a sitting Vice-President, based on the history of the office. Where this one-heartbeat-away stuff started, is anyones guess.

And finally, I challenge any of you to name me one governor with enough foreign policy experience to satisify even the most liberal media bias. If I had to say, Bill Richardson of New Mexico is the only sitting governor who fits the bill. I will grant you that most governors can claim at least one foreign trade mission, but that does little good when dealing with, say, North Korean aggression.
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RE: Palin And The Press

Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:00 am



Quoting TheGov (Reply 45):
That translates into a 19% chance of becoming President if you are a sitting Vice-President, based on the history of the office. Where this one-heartbeat-away stuff started, is anyones guess.

Your 19% chance calculation is inherently flawed. Proof you can use "statistics" to prove anything

One-heartbeat away refers to McCain's age
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RE: Palin And The Press

Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:02 am



Quoting TheGov (Reply 45):
And finally, I challenge any of you to name me one governor with enough foreign policy experience to satisify even the most liberal media bias

Being the Governor of Texas provided GW with a lot of experience.

And then his dad also had a lot of experience through his earlier leadership of the CIA.
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RE: Palin And The Press

Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:08 am



Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 43):
Would you authorize bombing of nuke facilities in Iran by the USA or by Israel?

For what it is worth, the US cannot authorise or forbid any action taken by any country against/for another country...  Smile It can support or condemn such things, but the decision-making resides solely in the hands of the countries concerned... at least in theory.  Smile
 
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RE: Palin And The Press

Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:14 am



Quoting L-188 (Reply 47):
Being the Governor of Texas provided GW with a lot of experience.

And then his dad also had a lot of experience through his earlier leadership of the CIA.

That speaks volume about GW's inherent or innate ability  eek  With all that experience and he's still this bad? Just imagine what would have been, had he not had those experiences. Yikes! Anyway, I digress from topic. GW will soon be hx.

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