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Friday, August 29, 2008

A Mayor Sam Classic: We Called It Over A Year Ago

Originally published July 31, 2007

Alaska's Governor Hottie - better known as Republican Sarah Palin - is being talked up as a potential candidate for the GOP nomination for Vice President. The 43 year old maverick conservative governor - who came out of nowhere to beat a blowhard incumbent in the Republican primary - has quickly built a reputation as a conservative corruption fighter who kicks ass. Imagine her as running mate to Fred Thompson or Rudy Giuliani. They would clean Hillary and Obama's clocks.

Palin - declared by blogger Wonkette as "America's hottest governor" - was the youngest person and first women ever elected governor of the 49th state. She's also the first governor to serve who was born following statehood.

A number of bloggers are seeking to draft Palin for the Republican Vice-Presidential nomination. Columnist Fred Barnes credits Palin's success to the Governor's "adherence to principle - especially to transparency and accountability in government."

GOP Presidential candidates should take a serious look at Palin.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Personally, I have no problem with the fact that this is the second time that McCain has had a relationship with a woman based solely on how much she could help his political ambitions.

As opposed to AV who did it just for good times.

August 29, 2008 11:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I thought this was the home of "LA politics???"

August 29, 2008 11:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Its too bad I have more experience in government than she does.

And half the corruption!

August 30, 2008 5:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

HILLARY started the trend of using the first name only. I hope SARAH! does the same. That is much better than her nickname "Sarah Barracuda"

Be careful Mr. Biden about the Barracuda. Being formidable hunters, they should be respected, as barracudas are perfectly capable of defending themselves against humans that harass them. Handfeeding or trying to touch them is strongly discouraged. Spearfishing around barracudas can also be quite dangerous, as they are strongly attracted by the wounded fish.

There have been isolated cases where barracudas have bitten a human, but these incidents are rare and are believed to be caused by bad visibility. Barracudas will stop after the first bite as humans are not their normal food source.

Wearing jewelry and other shiny objects is discouraged as barracudas are quite attracted to things that glint and shine

August 30, 2008 10:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To those who are wondering about Palin's environmental record there is this message from the Defenders of the Wildlife Action Fund:

August 29, 2008

Shocking Choice by John McCain

WASHINGTON-- Senator John McCain just announced his choice for running mate: Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska. To follow is a statement by Rodger Schlickeisen, president of Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund.

“Senator McCain’s choice for a running mate is beyond belief. By choosing Sarah Palin, McCain has clearly made a decision to continue the Bush legacy of destructive environmental policies.

“Sarah Palin, whose husband works for BP (formerly British Petroleum), has repeatedly put special interests first when it comes to the environment. In her scant two years as governor, she has lobbied aggressively to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling, pushed for more drilling off of Alaska’s coasts, and put special interests above science. Ms. Palin has made it clear through her actions that she is unwilling to do even as much as the Bush administration to address the impacts of global warming. Her most recent effort has been to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove the polar bear from the endangered species list, putting Big Oil before sound science. As unbelievable as this may sound, this actually puts her to the right of the Bush administration.

“This is Senator McCain’s first significant choice in building his executive team and it’s a bad one. It has to raise serious doubts in the minds of voters about John McCain’s commitment to conservation, to addressing the impacts of global warming and to ensuring our country ends its dependency on oil.”

August 30, 2008 10:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

KTLK's radio host Johnny Wendall really brought out a laundry list of the negatives for Sarah Palin on his show this morning. He seems to have put a lot of work into it, but who knows what is internet-created and what is accurate.

Last night, KFI's Bryan Suits, on Kennedy & Suits, said he went to the same college as Palin for four years and had good things to say from what he knew of her there. She appeard to be a serious student, as he admits he was not all about that himself. Suits also gave some insight into Alaska's way of life, differences and similarities, and believes that Palin will come out fine in a debate with Biden.

These were some vividly opposing viewpoints but of course, guided by personal views of things.

I guess we will see which is the more accurate appraisal soon.

August 30, 2008 12:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rumor has it that Villar has his nose out of joint that a mayor from a nowhere town gets the VP nod on the Republican side and he got squat from his own party. This must be quite a site considering how long his nose has grown in the last two years.....

August 30, 2008 1:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Great clip on Daily Show last night of Palin (after being elected governor) saying that she has no idea what the vice-president does.

August 30, 2008 2:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Palin is being touted as someone who has been working on ethics reforms, but this summer, Palin has faced questions over her firing of Alaska Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan, the former Anchorage police chief.

Critics claimed Palin's administration pressured Monegan to fire her former brother-in-law, a state trooper who was in a custody battle with her sister. Palin has denied that she personally pressured Monegan, or that his refusal cost him his job.

August 30, 2008 2:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This campaign is not going to be affected one iota by debates (if there is even one) between the two VP candidates.

August 30, 2008 2:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anyone but Villar could be putting the kabosh to Newsom's Governor ambitions about now -- with his city's having actively harbored criminal illegal gangbangers for 20 years, even actively spiriting them out of the country with paid escorts ahead of ICE and jail -- then when that was caught, to San Bernardino to a half-way house without guards, not quite as "nice" as a flight home, but more lucrative in terms of victims.

But because idiot Villar has been on television and in the media saying L A does not want to follow immigration law, and certainly not when it comes to hiring illegals -- the only employers he wants to fine are those who hire illegals but don't pay them enough, like idiot Council recently with the car wash workers -- he can't say a word.

Even Newsom has been smart enough to never get caught advocating breaking the law -- when caught, he just blamed it on S F's 20-year history of human values, turned it into a positive like universal healthcare and preschool, plus good schools.

UNLIKE L A., S F. is a largely rich city with an affluent, educated tax base, including many gays -- they can afford the small percentage of illegals they have.

Worse, the L A Times' Editorial Editor, Greene, LOVES Newsom's "progressive" crapola, according to L A Observed.

August 30, 2008 2:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

People are claiming that GOP VP nominee, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, is not well known and lacks foreign policy experience. I’m just wondering if the same could be said about Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama?

August 30, 2008 2:39 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

The Wildlife Action Fund is a left leaning organization. Why would you expect them to say anything different?

August 30, 2008 4:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wow...just saw Sarah in PA with McCain...GO SARAH! She was even better than yesterday!!! AND SHE DOESN'T USE A TELEPROMPTER!

She's the energizer bunny the Reps need! She's the CHANGE Obama is talking about, LOL! Only thing is..Obama didn't know that CHANGE would come from his opposition, LOL!!!

This woman is a "CAN DO" politician..too bad she's not on the top of the ticket! She makes Hillary and the rest of the women look like dinosaurs! She's fresh, smart, AND pretty! She's not jaded or living with a serial philanderer! She's a happy mom and wife!

Wait until she debates Biden...Wait until McCain debates Obama!

Sarah is taking that "change" thing and throwing it right back in Obama's face! I LOVE IT!



August 30, 2008 4:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yes, Palin is "change" all right. Doctrinaire, knee-jerk Republican, religious right conservatism espoused by a hockey mom instead of an old country club white male.

Change like that will leave this country a battered hulk of a wreck in another decade. Spare us, please!

August 31, 2008 7:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Tony can't be angry about the Palin situation:
She's already a governor. He's not.

She has two foreign countries bordering her state. Tony has one.

She doesn't have illegal immigration as one of her causes.
Tony- what do you think?

Tony's only hope for re-election is a good propaganda campaign.

Palin hasn't burned any bridges yet.

August 31, 2008 9:05 AM  

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