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October 17, 2008

Like You, Sarah Palin Loves Moose Hunting

By Dave Hurteau & Chad Love

And she’s hoping that will make you more likely to vote for the McCain-Palin ticket.

From The Wall Street Journal:

Facing slippage in the polls, the Republican ticket has broadened the role of Gov. Palin. This week's schedule has the vice-presidential candidate in a pair of battleground areas of states targeted by the campaign, including independent-heavy New Hampshire and Democrat-leaning Maine. . . .

[T]he campaign is also hoping her Alaska roots . . . will appeal in the northern parts of the country. "You're a lot like the people of Alaska," Gov. Palin said to the crowd in Dover, N.H. Wednesday. "We all love good moose hunting."

So, will it?

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from johnl wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Gman,Congratulations, that was the best attempt at reasoned argument I've seen from you.However,1)Joe did not say he planned to buy the business, he hoped to someday be able to. Kinda like the rest of us "impossible dreamers", he hopes that his future will be better, and asked why, if he were able to do that, BHO would tax him more. The answer is much more revealing than the question, or the questioner.2)Capital vs Capitol, huh, learn somethin' new every day. The building is with an "o" but the city is with an "a". Good catch.3)I find it really a stretch to accuse Governor Palin of more demagogery (sp?) than BHO. She's running and speaking as a V.P. to McCain, while BHO is running for the top spot as anti-Bush, and in his beliefs and policies, in my opinion, anti-American. If he wants to be France or Spain or whatever else, by all means go there. America IS unique!4)Whether in size or population, Alaska is an important state, (as they all are, well maybe not Delaware) in energy, recreation, and our last frontier of self-reliance. I'm not looking for a government that takes care of our every need by taxing Peter to pay Paul, I want a government that taxes to provide needed services (defense, courts, roads, infrastructure) and then gets the hell out of the way, so that the Joe the plumbers among us (me, you)have the possibility of getting where they want to go through their own initiative and ability, regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, etc.Guarantee freedom, not outcome.5) I don't see any evidence of anti-intellectual bias, unless you think it's from me. She is a college graduate, and got to where she is by gaining office in PTA, City Council, Mayor, Governor, and then a surprising out-of nowhere Vice-Presidential candidate. Give her the credit due, there had to be intelligence, and the ability to learn, if not Ivy League intellectualism to do so, all while raising a large, loving family along with a husband who worked for a living, with no political machine or history behind them.Whoo, that was a long sentence.6)Again on the subject of anti-intellectualism, I also don't see McCain/Palin trying to raise a rabble rousing French or Communist Revolution type campaign (and no, I'm not accusing BHO of that either)to rouse the peasants against the gentry. I see them saying let's put common sense back in Washington, and our ideas are different than theirs, that's why we have elections, so we hope you like ours better.BHO's campaign started with "Change" and "Hope", theirs differs with his only in the methods. And what sort of change does Joe Biden represent, after 35 years of wrong-headed policies in Washington? Why would his ignorance be ignored, if hers is trumpeted (and I don't think either is ignorant).7)"subleties that I find important in a global leader"Well, I don't care much for subtleties, I want a leader that says what they believe to be in our best interests, and then back it up with action. (speak softly, carry big stick ring any bells)? Convictions based on core principles.BELIEF IN AMERICA.8)Colin Powell, never trusted him.Peggy Noonan, good speechwriter in past, not sure where she's coming from, but don't agree.Christopher Buckley, good comedy writer, but nowhere near the mind of his father.George Will, good historian, but if I have to be anti-intellectual, I'll do it against him, he's way smarter than he is.So who do I listen to? I read many, then make up my own mind.Whoa, I'm tired, think I'll go fishin'.

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from YooperJack wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Gman:Thank you for the wonderful endorsement for McCain! BHO is the epitome of ignorance! Also, please keep in mind that there is a tremendous amount of arrogance associated with Ivy League Alums. They tend to believe in infallibility, with respect to themselves.Election of Obama will probably escalate the current recession into a depression. If he's elected, gun control might be a minor issue. Having a job will probably be a major concern. Another major concern certainly will be safety from terrorism. In your case, I would suggest a move.YooperJack

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from Gman wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Joe's not a bad guy. Just fudges a tad. Now, it is true he can do plumbing work as long as he works FOR a licensed contractor. But he can't run a plumbing business as he told Sen. Obama he was planning to do without a license. And if he can't scrape up a grand for back income tax, I doubt he can buy a business any time soon. So let's call him Joe the Impossible Dreamer for now.I do minor plumbing work myself, in my own home. But when I need a pro, it's nice to know I'm dealing with competence, and a license is a very basic confirmation.Your city, which is a capital, BTW, not a capitol (that's the big building with the dome in the capital), may be more laissez faire than others. Such is the beauty of federalism.I know others here have called Gov Palin an idiot. I have not. I have called her a dangerous demagogue who is far out of her depth intellectually (and Alaska is the biggest state in area, but not in population, so your defense of her skills as a manager falls flat on that score), yet who somehow seems to be proud of her anti-intellectual demeanor.What troubles me is this pride. When I think of anti-intellectual crusades taking over governments, I think of the anti-intellectuals who took over Germmany in 1933, the anti-intellectuals who persecuted professors and artists and writers in China in the 1960s when Mao feared the Revolution was losing its grip, and the good old country boys who emptied Cambodia's cities in the 1970s.Ignorance is not a virtue. Sally Lou Palin has combined ignorance of the subtleties that I find important in a global leader with a mighty ambition to be one. That is not a good combination. Colin Powell recognizes it, Peggy Noonan realizes it, Christopher Buckley realizes it, George Will realizes it.These folks are not raging leftists. They are thoughtful people. One ignores their observations at one's own peril.

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from johnl wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

By the way, about this "unlicensed" plumber b.s.In our city (capitol of a state), unless a building permit is required, plumbing of all types can, and is, being done by anyone.Ever hear of a "journeyman" or "trainee" or even a "go-fer"?

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from johnl wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Joe does not need to be "licensed" where he is, he works for a contractor who is.Owes back taxes, been there, done that. Don't make anyone a bad guy, just short of cash. Least he didn't take million dollar bonuses and bankrupt a company.The wrong person is being examined here.Accuracy, all for it.Demeaning someone needlessly (like calling the Governor of our largest state an "idiot"), well I guess demeaning someone for any reason is not a legitimate argument.Fake, but accurate, Gman, are you really Dan Rather????

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from Wow wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Yup, that is exactly what matters most.

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from Will wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Any woman that can hunt and field dress her own moose is someone I want to vote for.

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from Gman wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Joe isn't a licensed plumber. He's a plumber wannabe who owes back taxes.Accuracy, gentlemen. Let us strive for accuracy in demeaning each other needlessly.

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from YooperJack wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Wow:Why does someone have to bean Ivy League graduate to be successful? I know many graduates, of other schools, who appear to be much more intelligent, than Ivies.From Obama's past statements, I must conclude that Obama neglected to take U.S. History and Economics. Could it be that he was able to bypass these courses because He's black?YooperJack

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from johnl wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Wow,Thanks for the compliment, I thought it was pretty brilliant myself.Clay Cooper, help me out here, isn't there a famous quote out there about not making the connection between education and intelligence?I'd rather have Joe (a plumber, not a custodian) a working American with ambition and working class experience than Barack the Socialist whose ambition is to be "The One" to "share your wealth" and make America more like Europe.And, even though it's none of your business, I did vote for President Bush twice, because his opponents were (1)Al "I invented the Internet and Global Warming" Gore and (2)John "I voted for it before I voted against it, and by the way I was a Hero in Vietnam" Kerry.

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from Wow wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

1. She DIDN't graduate from IVY League and Law schools....That is absolutely brilliant. Lets pick someone who isn't well educated to run the most powerful country in the world. Here is an idea, how bout we get Joe the custodian to lead us? He has a GED and likes to hunt. PERFECT! sign em up. Who needs intelligence?That is totally mind boggling.Let me guess johnl, you voted for W 2 times didn't you?

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from johnl wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Okay Bob, I've been trying and trying, but for the life of me I can't figure out that last word.Please educate and inform me.And CTB,Yes, I know why I'm voting for Sarah Palin (by the way it's John McCain who's running for the top spot).1. She DIDN'T graduate from Ivy League and Law schools.2. She DIDN'T begin her political career in the living room of a sixties radical who proudly claims he didn't do enough in just placing bombs at the Capitol and Pentagon.3. She DIDN'T rise through the corrupt Chicago political machine.4. She DOESN'T have an organization like ACORN running around the country registering illegal, imaginary or duplicate voters.5. She HASN'T relied on skin color or gender to get where she is, while accusing the other side of racism or sexism at every turn.6. She HASN'T accepted multi-multi-millions of dollars in campaign money from let's say....um, questionable sources, including overseas, or George Soros.7. She HASN'T received endorsements from such luminaries as Koffi Annan, Fidel Castro, France, Spain, Hugo Chavez, Jeremiah Wright,the American Communist Party, or Alec Baldwin! Oh, and Colin Powell, just for you, Gman.8. She DOESN'T think that having a baby is a punishment, or that America has 57 states.9. She HASN'T promised that she is going to change the world.10. She ISN'T the darling of the New York Times, Rolling Stone,Newsweek, Saturday Night Live, or Oprah.And last, she DOESN'T belong in Washington, DC because she is not anything like the rest of the lawyer leeches there. It's been said that Washington is "Hollywood for the ugly", well she ain't ugly and she ISN'T interested in being there for the rest of her life.

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from Bob wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Please do not confuse other "bob" with me. I need to get a less common name. How about something hip and cool like "sn"eye"phntr"?

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from CTB wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Do any of you even know why you like sarah palin? besides the fact that she hunts. I know a lot of people that hunt, that doesnt mean I like them. Shes an idiot. Educate and inform yourselves people. the election is three weeks away and you are voting for someone because they hunt? thats not a reason to vote.

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from Gman wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

I guess that would depend upon how one feels about General Powell, Train.Le's just say I respected his service and opinions greatly for many years, and was puzzled and disappointed at his role in promoting the invasion of Iraq.So for me it's a good sign. I reckon for most the fellers on here it is irrelevant.

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from Train wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Gman, I love the ambiguity of your statement. Is Powell's endorsement a good thing, a bad thing, or a nothing? Brilliant!

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from Gman wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Four words, gents:Colin Powell endorses Obama.

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from Train wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Both Obama and Palin come up short on experience - call it a draw in terms of level of experience. Obama has more federal experience but very little leadership (either as execitive or as a leader of new legislation). Palin has more leadership experience, but little federal/international experience. Now, consider that Obama is the #1 person on the democrats' ticket.McCain has run a lousy campaign. He might have been the darling of the media when he was running against more conservative opponents or bucking his more conservative party, but now that he is running against a real liberal, the media is not going to do him any favors, and it's as if he doesn't know what to do.The scariest things for me are as follows:1. The naming of constructionist, liberal judges to the Supreme Court and the damage that they will impose on the erosion of individual rights (e.g. second ammendment) and increasing role of the federal government.2. The forfeiting of our sovereignty to the UN and World Court. Obama has seemed to care too much about what Europe believes. (Again, keep in mind the second ammendment.)3. The nature of the "free pass" that Obama has enjoyed by the media. Ask yourself a few questions. Q1: Did the media report appropriately on the bombing at a US embassy in Yemen just a month ago? A1: No. Q1': Which candidate benefits from having a national security issue buried? A1': Obama. Q2: If John McCain hung around with someone who (a) helped launch his political career, (b) had bombed an abortion clinic twenty years ago, and (c) was unrepentant about it, would members of the media have failed to call him on it as they have with Obama and Ayers? A2: No, they would have nailed him to the wall with it.

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from Bob wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Eric,Im no linguist, but just a word of advice:-People might take your comments more seriously if you omit words like "terrist, Islams and sente". Using punctuation and readable sentance structure might also help.You know what... forget I said anything. Keep up the good work, you are really helping your side!

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from eric wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

obama is a terrist, think about it he sides with the Islams. He voted to raise taxes on anyone making over $42,000 while he was in the sente. He also voted to banned guns in D.C.; he also voted to banned all handguns and semi-auto firearms. He has also a ban on Firearms to be kept in the home. Obama wants to destroy our 2nd amendment and turn us into a communist government or make one world government. anyone voting for obama is to ignorant to see the real picture. his wife hates america so does that rev. wright that obama has been seeing for 20 years and last year he gave rev. wright almost $30,000.

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from YooperJack wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

If BHO is elected POTUS, race relations will be set back 50 years. Palin has demonstrated competence as Governor in Alaska. Where has Obama ever displayed competence? ACORN? I figure McCain has about a 5 per cent chance of fixing the economy. Obama has less. We'll be looking at 2008 as "the good old days".The only reason that he was nominated was because he was black. If he fails, that will reflect on every black person in America.YooperJack

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from PBurns wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Maine and New Hampshire folks tend to be like the rest of America -- too smart to fall for Sarah Palin and John McCain.People want a steady hand, not random statements blurted out by ignorants and baked-out old men who would sell their soul to satisfy their itchy egos.Look at the polls in Maine and New Hampshire, eh?In the last CNN/Tinme poll in New Hampshire, Obama is up by 8, while in the latest Mellman poll in Maine, Obama is up by 17.Snap a jelly pack -- Palin is toast, and so is her running mate, what's-his-name.And as for guns and hunting, have a good season now and for the next eight years. Nothing is changing on that front, except the seasons.P.

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from Gman wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

If I were campaigning in NH, I'd speak of a shared hatred of sales tax.

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from Independent wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

I think this pretty much sums up my opinion of governor Palin.http://www.palinaspresident.us/

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from SilverArrow wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

WaltThere are a variety of entities which release polls. Some are liberal or Democratic Party leaning but others are on the right and still more are neutral. The New York Times is only one entity and while they lean liberal their polls tend to be well taken.Anyone predicting the outcome of this election is stepping out on a limb or a wing and a prayer!As for assinine comments about any citizens of any particular state considering taking a shot at Obama there is little to answer such foolishness! Certainly prudence indicates having concern that one of more crackpots may try and I have every confidence that the Secret Service is on top of anyone stupid enough to threaten any candidate right now!To Ms. Palin's comments; I live in Dover, NH, yes I hunt and hunting is relatively popular here. But to try to identify with most people in this part of New Hampshire on that basis proved that she really didn't do her research! She'd have been better to speak of shared hatred of big government or out of control government spending or a shared love of the outdoors in general.Just my $.25 worth!SA

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from Walt Smith wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

I think the polls are a joke. If you look at them over time they are frequently wrong. Most of the polls are put out by the new york times which is very democraticly biased. My prediction; 1/2 of white Americans vote for McCain/Palin and they win handily.I like Sara, I feel those who don't are just plain scared of her and what she'll accomplish as Vice-President.

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from Bob (Not the same one that posted earlier) wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Mike, I second your thoughts exactly. My biggest concerns at the moment are preserving my civil and legal rights (the current adminstation has done a pretty crappy job on this one), and bringing my 401k back from the dead, and the Obama tax plan is looking to give me more money back than McCains. (When I start making over $250,000 a year, I'll reconsider)

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from Mike Diehl wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

"You know Mike, most Tennesseans don't view Obama as nutty... they view him as target practice."I doubt that is true of most Tennesseans and I can't imagine why anyone would suggest that.I do know that I won't vote for McCain-Palin, because McCain's going to raise my taxes and my employer's too. I don't figure that any Democratic pres or congress is going to make firearms a big priority. With the theft and wreckage left of the US by Chimpy McShrub, it'll be all they can do to get America back on the rails and moving again.

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from Dr. Ralph wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

You know Mike, most Tennesseans don't view Obama as nutty... they view him as target practice. Then we'll be stuck with another old white man who really wants your guns. Worst possible scenario in my mind, but a very plausible one. Even Colin Powell was afraid, is Obama a man with Muslim and African blood crazy or just bullet proof? Hell they shot Reagan and shot at Ford. Violence is at an all time high and serious craziness abounds.

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from Mike Diehl wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Cognitive. That extra finger got in the way of my typing. Good weekend to all and good hunting if that's on your plan for the weekend!

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from johnl wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Mike,Phew, good job.Glad I got that new dictionary fer Christmas last year. Used all six fingers to look that one up.Not sure in the final insult if you were going for cognitive or congenital.Certainly not congenial.Have a great weekend.

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from Mike Diehl wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

The thing about Palin and New Englanders is that:1. Most Yankees don't wear their religion on their sleeve. It's a cultural thing.2. Most Yankees regard 'being a card carrying member of a secessionist organization' as, to put it bluntly, 'nuts' -- both as a matter of policy (it's just a bad idea) and because of the historical precedence (Yankees might have to fix Alaska the way they fixed the last batch of secessionists).

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from Mike Diehl wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Oh well, if it's personal humor you're after --While *nobody* signs up for polydactyly, and brother-sister marriages usually don't result in *catastrophic* defects, old bob there provides a fine example of the congitive perils of inbreeding. ;)

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from johnl wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

aw, come on Mike, I've agreed with you on a lot of things, and respect your intelligence, but like Larry the Cable Guy would say, that right there was funny, I don't care who you are.Would that most insults slung on here were as humorous.

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from Mike Diehl wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Kiss my hind end, gents, it's the best use of your talents. Your opinion an two bit are worth... about two bits.

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from johnl wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

bob,that's a good'unhad me giggling for a couple minutes, wonder what that would look like on youtube?

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from bob wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Mike please wrap your lips around your head and swallow.

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from PA Gunner wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

We feel the same way about you Mike.

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from jack wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Mr. DiehlI will give you the benefit of the doubt and presume you meant to say Ms. Palin is perceived by most downeasters as nutty. The fact is: she is not nutty.Nutty people think she's nutty.

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from Mike Diehl wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Palin is a bit too nutty to appeal to most downeasters.

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from Jay wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Forgot to mention, ACORN has Bullwinkle registered 73 times.

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from Jay wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

john1 - ACORN has Bullwinkle registered. The Obama campaign is still pushing ACORN to register more moose that are homeless and in line at the soup kitchens.

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from johnl wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Wait a minute, are those moose registered to vote?

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from johnl wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Gman,Congratulations, that was the best attempt at reasoned argument I've seen from you.However,1)Joe did not say he planned to buy the business, he hoped to someday be able to. Kinda like the rest of us "impossible dreamers", he hopes that his future will be better, and asked why, if he were able to do that, BHO would tax him more. The answer is much more revealing than the question, or the questioner.2)Capital vs Capitol, huh, learn somethin' new every day. The building is with an "o" but the city is with an "a". Good catch.3)I find it really a stretch to accuse Governor Palin of more demagogery (sp?) than BHO. She's running and speaking as a V.P. to McCain, while BHO is running for the top spot as anti-Bush, and in his beliefs and policies, in my opinion, anti-American. If he wants to be France or Spain or whatever else, by all means go there. America IS unique!4)Whether in size or population, Alaska is an important state, (as they all are, well maybe not Delaware) in energy, recreation, and our last frontier of self-reliance. I'm not looking for a government that takes care of our every need by taxing Peter to pay Paul, I want a government that taxes to provide needed services (defense, courts, roads, infrastructure) and then gets the hell out of the way, so that the Joe the plumbers among us (me, you)have the possibility of getting where they want to go through their own initiative and ability, regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, etc.Guarantee freedom, not outcome.5) I don't see any evidence of anti-intellectual bias, unless you think it's from me. She is a college graduate, and got to where she is by gaining office in PTA, City Council, Mayor, Governor, and then a surprising out-of nowhere Vice-Presidential candidate. Give her the credit due, there had to be intelligence, and the ability to learn, if not Ivy League intellectualism to do so, all while raising a large, loving family along with a husband who worked for a living, with no political machine or history behind them.Whoo, that was a long sentence.6)Again on the subject of anti-intellectualism, I also don't see McCain/Palin trying to raise a rabble rousing French or Communist Revolution type campaign (and no, I'm not accusing BHO of that either)to rouse the peasants against the gentry. I see them saying let's put common sense back in Washington, and our ideas are different than theirs, that's why we have elections, so we hope you like ours better.BHO's campaign started with "Change" and "Hope", theirs differs with his only in the methods. And what sort of change does Joe Biden represent, after 35 years of wrong-headed policies in Washington? Why would his ignorance be ignored, if hers is trumpeted (and I don't think either is ignorant).7)"subleties that I find important in a global leader"Well, I don't care much for subtleties, I want a leader that says what they believe to be in our best interests, and then back it up with action. (speak softly, carry big stick ring any bells)? Convictions based on core principles.BELIEF IN AMERICA.8)Colin Powell, never trusted him.Peggy Noonan, good speechwriter in past, not sure where she's coming from, but don't agree.Christopher Buckley, good comedy writer, but nowhere near the mind of his father.George Will, good historian, but if I have to be anti-intellectual, I'll do it against him, he's way smarter than he is.So who do I listen to? I read many, then make up my own mind.Whoa, I'm tired, think I'll go fishin'.

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from YooperJack wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Gman:Thank you for the wonderful endorsement for McCain! BHO is the epitome of ignorance! Also, please keep in mind that there is a tremendous amount of arrogance associated with Ivy League Alums. They tend to believe in infallibility, with respect to themselves.Election of Obama will probably escalate the current recession into a depression. If he's elected, gun control might be a minor issue. Having a job will probably be a major concern. Another major concern certainly will be safety from terrorism. In your case, I would suggest a move.YooperJack

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from Gman wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Joe's not a bad guy. Just fudges a tad. Now, it is true he can do plumbing work as long as he works FOR a licensed contractor. But he can't run a plumbing business as he told Sen. Obama he was planning to do without a license. And if he can't scrape up a grand for back income tax, I doubt he can buy a business any time soon. So let's call him Joe the Impossible Dreamer for now.I do minor plumbing work myself, in my own home. But when I need a pro, it's nice to know I'm dealing with competence, and a license is a very basic confirmation.Your city, which is a capital, BTW, not a capitol (that's the big building with the dome in the capital), may be more laissez faire than others. Such is the beauty of federalism.I know others here have called Gov Palin an idiot. I have not. I have called her a dangerous demagogue who is far out of her depth intellectually (and Alaska is the biggest state in area, but not in population, so your defense of her skills as a manager falls flat on that score), yet who somehow seems to be proud of her anti-intellectual demeanor.What troubles me is this pride. When I think of anti-intellectual crusades taking over governments, I think of the anti-intellectuals who took over Germmany in 1933, the anti-intellectuals who persecuted professors and artists and writers in China in the 1960s when Mao feared the Revolution was losing its grip, and the good old country boys who emptied Cambodia's cities in the 1970s.Ignorance is not a virtue. Sally Lou Palin has combined ignorance of the subtleties that I find important in a global leader with a mighty ambition to be one. That is not a good combination. Colin Powell recognizes it, Peggy Noonan realizes it, Christopher Buckley realizes it, George Will realizes it.These folks are not raging leftists. They are thoughtful people. One ignores their observations at one's own peril.

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from johnl wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

By the way, about this "unlicensed" plumber b.s.In our city (capitol of a state), unless a building permit is required, plumbing of all types can, and is, being done by anyone.Ever hear of a "journeyman" or "trainee" or even a "go-fer"?

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from johnl wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Joe does not need to be "licensed" where he is, he works for a contractor who is.Owes back taxes, been there, done that. Don't make anyone a bad guy, just short of cash. Least he didn't take million dollar bonuses and bankrupt a company.The wrong person is being examined here.Accuracy, all for it.Demeaning someone needlessly (like calling the Governor of our largest state an "idiot"), well I guess demeaning someone for any reason is not a legitimate argument.Fake, but accurate, Gman, are you really Dan Rather????

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from Wow wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Yup, that is exactly what matters most.

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from Will wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Any woman that can hunt and field dress her own moose is someone I want to vote for.

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from Gman wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Joe isn't a licensed plumber. He's a plumber wannabe who owes back taxes.Accuracy, gentlemen. Let us strive for accuracy in demeaning each other needlessly.

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from YooperJack wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Wow:Why does someone have to bean Ivy League graduate to be successful? I know many graduates, of other schools, who appear to be much more intelligent, than Ivies.From Obama's past statements, I must conclude that Obama neglected to take U.S. History and Economics. Could it be that he was able to bypass these courses because He's black?YooperJack

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from johnl wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Wow,Thanks for the compliment, I thought it was pretty brilliant myself.Clay Cooper, help me out here, isn't there a famous quote out there about not making the connection between education and intelligence?I'd rather have Joe (a plumber, not a custodian) a working American with ambition and working class experience than Barack the Socialist whose ambition is to be "The One" to "share your wealth" and make America more like Europe.And, even though it's none of your business, I did vote for President Bush twice, because his opponents were (1)Al "I invented the Internet and Global Warming" Gore and (2)John "I voted for it before I voted against it, and by the way I was a Hero in Vietnam" Kerry.

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from Wow wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

1. She DIDN't graduate from IVY League and Law schools....That is absolutely brilliant. Lets pick someone who isn't well educated to run the most powerful country in the world. Here is an idea, how bout we get Joe the custodian to lead us? He has a GED and likes to hunt. PERFECT! sign em up. Who needs intelligence?That is totally mind boggling.Let me guess johnl, you voted for W 2 times didn't you?

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from johnl wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Okay Bob, I've been trying and trying, but for the life of me I can't figure out that last word.Please educate and inform me.And CTB,Yes, I know why I'm voting for Sarah Palin (by the way it's John McCain who's running for the top spot).1. She DIDN'T graduate from Ivy League and Law schools.2. She DIDN'T begin her political career in the living room of a sixties radical who proudly claims he didn't do enough in just placing bombs at the Capitol and Pentagon.3. She DIDN'T rise through the corrupt Chicago political machine.4. She DOESN'T have an organization like ACORN running around the country registering illegal, imaginary or duplicate voters.5. She HASN'T relied on skin color or gender to get where she is, while accusing the other side of racism or sexism at every turn.6. She HASN'T accepted multi-multi-millions of dollars in campaign money from let's say....um, questionable sources, including overseas, or George Soros.7. She HASN'T received endorsements from such luminaries as Koffi Annan, Fidel Castro, France, Spain, Hugo Chavez, Jeremiah Wright,the American Communist Party, or Alec Baldwin! Oh, and Colin Powell, just for you, Gman.8. She DOESN'T think that having a baby is a punishment, or that America has 57 states.9. She HASN'T promised that she is going to change the world.10. She ISN'T the darling of the New York Times, Rolling Stone,Newsweek, Saturday Night Live, or Oprah.And last, she DOESN'T belong in Washington, DC because she is not anything like the rest of the lawyer leeches there. It's been said that Washington is "Hollywood for the ugly", well she ain't ugly and she ISN'T interested in being there for the rest of her life.

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from Bob wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Please do not confuse other "bob" with me. I need to get a less common name. How about something hip and cool like "sn"eye"phntr"?

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from CTB wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Do any of you even know why you like sarah palin? besides the fact that she hunts. I know a lot of people that hunt, that doesnt mean I like them. Shes an idiot. Educate and inform yourselves people. the election is three weeks away and you are voting for someone because they hunt? thats not a reason to vote.

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from Gman wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

I guess that would depend upon how one feels about General Powell, Train.Le's just say I respected his service and opinions greatly for many years, and was puzzled and disappointed at his role in promoting the invasion of Iraq.So for me it's a good sign. I reckon for most the fellers on here it is irrelevant.

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from Train wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Gman, I love the ambiguity of your statement. Is Powell's endorsement a good thing, a bad thing, or a nothing? Brilliant!

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from Gman wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Four words, gents:Colin Powell endorses Obama.

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from Train wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Both Obama and Palin come up short on experience - call it a draw in terms of level of experience. Obama has more federal experience but very little leadership (either as execitive or as a leader of new legislation). Palin has more leadership experience, but little federal/international experience. Now, consider that Obama is the #1 person on the democrats' ticket.McCain has run a lousy campaign. He might have been the darling of the media when he was running against more conservative opponents or bucking his more conservative party, but now that he is running against a real liberal, the media is not going to do him any favors, and it's as if he doesn't know what to do.The scariest things for me are as follows:1. The naming of constructionist, liberal judges to the Supreme Court and the damage that they will impose on the erosion of individual rights (e.g. second ammendment) and increasing role of the federal government.2. The forfeiting of our sovereignty to the UN and World Court. Obama has seemed to care too much about what Europe believes. (Again, keep in mind the second ammendment.)3. The nature of the "free pass" that Obama has enjoyed by the media. Ask yourself a few questions. Q1: Did the media report appropriately on the bombing at a US embassy in Yemen just a month ago? A1: No. Q1': Which candidate benefits from having a national security issue buried? A1': Obama. Q2: If John McCain hung around with someone who (a) helped launch his political career, (b) had bombed an abortion clinic twenty years ago, and (c) was unrepentant about it, would members of the media have failed to call him on it as they have with Obama and Ayers? A2: No, they would have nailed him to the wall with it.

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from Bob wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Eric,Im no linguist, but just a word of advice:-People might take your comments more seriously if you omit words like "terrist, Islams and sente". Using punctuation and readable sentance structure might also help.You know what... forget I said anything. Keep up the good work, you are really helping your side!

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from eric wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

obama is a terrist, think about it he sides with the Islams. He voted to raise taxes on anyone making over $42,000 while he was in the sente. He also voted to banned guns in D.C.; he also voted to banned all handguns and semi-auto firearms. He has also a ban on Firearms to be kept in the home. Obama wants to destroy our 2nd amendment and turn us into a communist government or make one world government. anyone voting for obama is to ignorant to see the real picture. his wife hates america so does that rev. wright that obama has been seeing for 20 years and last year he gave rev. wright almost $30,000.

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from YooperJack wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

If BHO is elected POTUS, race relations will be set back 50 years. Palin has demonstrated competence as Governor in Alaska. Where has Obama ever displayed competence? ACORN? I figure McCain has about a 5 per cent chance of fixing the economy. Obama has less. We'll be looking at 2008 as "the good old days".The only reason that he was nominated was because he was black. If he fails, that will reflect on every black person in America.YooperJack

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from PBurns wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Maine and New Hampshire folks tend to be like the rest of America -- too smart to fall for Sarah Palin and John McCain.People want a steady hand, not random statements blurted out by ignorants and baked-out old men who would sell their soul to satisfy their itchy egos.Look at the polls in Maine and New Hampshire, eh?In the last CNN/Tinme poll in New Hampshire, Obama is up by 8, while in the latest Mellman poll in Maine, Obama is up by 17.Snap a jelly pack -- Palin is toast, and so is her running mate, what's-his-name.And as for guns and hunting, have a good season now and for the next eight years. Nothing is changing on that front, except the seasons.P.

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from Gman wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

If I were campaigning in NH, I'd speak of a shared hatred of sales tax.

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from Independent wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

I think this pretty much sums up my opinion of governor Palin.http://www.palinaspresident.us/

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from SilverArrow wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

WaltThere are a variety of entities which release polls. Some are liberal or Democratic Party leaning but others are on the right and still more are neutral. The New York Times is only one entity and while they lean liberal their polls tend to be well taken.Anyone predicting the outcome of this election is stepping out on a limb or a wing and a prayer!As for assinine comments about any citizens of any particular state considering taking a shot at Obama there is little to answer such foolishness! Certainly prudence indicates having concern that one of more crackpots may try and I have every confidence that the Secret Service is on top of anyone stupid enough to threaten any candidate right now!To Ms. Palin's comments; I live in Dover, NH, yes I hunt and hunting is relatively popular here. But to try to identify with most people in this part of New Hampshire on that basis proved that she really didn't do her research! She'd have been better to speak of shared hatred of big government or out of control government spending or a shared love of the outdoors in general.Just my $.25 worth!SA

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from Walt Smith wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

I think the polls are a joke. If you look at them over time they are frequently wrong. Most of the polls are put out by the new york times which is very democraticly biased. My prediction; 1/2 of white Americans vote for McCain/Palin and they win handily.I like Sara, I feel those who don't are just plain scared of her and what she'll accomplish as Vice-President.

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from Bob (Not the same one that posted earlier) wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Mike, I second your thoughts exactly. My biggest concerns at the moment are preserving my civil and legal rights (the current adminstation has done a pretty crappy job on this one), and bringing my 401k back from the dead, and the Obama tax plan is looking to give me more money back than McCains. (When I start making over $250,000 a year, I'll reconsider)

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from Mike Diehl wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

"You know Mike, most Tennesseans don't view Obama as nutty... they view him as target practice."I doubt that is true of most Tennesseans and I can't imagine why anyone would suggest that.I do know that I won't vote for McCain-Palin, because McCain's going to raise my taxes and my employer's too. I don't figure that any Democratic pres or congress is going to make firearms a big priority. With the theft and wreckage left of the US by Chimpy McShrub, it'll be all they can do to get America back on the rails and moving again.

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from Dr. Ralph wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

You know Mike, most Tennesseans don't view Obama as nutty... they view him as target practice. Then we'll be stuck with another old white man who really wants your guns. Worst possible scenario in my mind, but a very plausible one. Even Colin Powell was afraid, is Obama a man with Muslim and African blood crazy or just bullet proof? Hell they shot Reagan and shot at Ford. Violence is at an all time high and serious craziness abounds.

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from Mike Diehl wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Cognitive. That extra finger got in the way of my typing. Good weekend to all and good hunting if that's on your plan for the weekend!

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from johnl wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Mike,Phew, good job.Glad I got that new dictionary fer Christmas last year. Used all six fingers to look that one up.Not sure in the final insult if you were going for cognitive or congenital.Certainly not congenial.Have a great weekend.

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from Mike Diehl wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

The thing about Palin and New Englanders is that:1. Most Yankees don't wear their religion on their sleeve. It's a cultural thing.2. Most Yankees regard 'being a card carrying member of a secessionist organization' as, to put it bluntly, 'nuts' -- both as a matter of policy (it's just a bad idea) and because of the historical precedence (Yankees might have to fix Alaska the way they fixed the last batch of secessionists).

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from Mike Diehl wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Oh well, if it's personal humor you're after --While *nobody* signs up for polydactyly, and brother-sister marriages usually don't result in *catastrophic* defects, old bob there provides a fine example of the congitive perils of inbreeding. ;)

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from johnl wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

aw, come on Mike, I've agreed with you on a lot of things, and respect your intelligence, but like Larry the Cable Guy would say, that right there was funny, I don't care who you are.Would that most insults slung on here were as humorous.

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from Mike Diehl wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Kiss my hind end, gents, it's the best use of your talents. Your opinion an two bit are worth... about two bits.

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from johnl wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

bob,that's a good'unhad me giggling for a couple minutes, wonder what that would look like on youtube?

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from bob wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Mike please wrap your lips around your head and swallow.

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from PA Gunner wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

We feel the same way about you Mike.

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from jack wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Mr. DiehlI will give you the benefit of the doubt and presume you meant to say Ms. Palin is perceived by most downeasters as nutty. The fact is: she is not nutty.Nutty people think she's nutty.

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from Mike Diehl wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Palin is a bit too nutty to appeal to most downeasters.

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from Jay wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Forgot to mention, ACORN has Bullwinkle registered 73 times.

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from Jay wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

john1 - ACORN has Bullwinkle registered. The Obama campaign is still pushing ACORN to register more moose that are homeless and in line at the soup kitchens.

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from johnl wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Wait a minute, are those moose registered to vote?

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