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Postby jrockncash » Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:41 pm

So I just got this email from a guy that obviously sent it to me by mistake.

Recently it was John McCain's 72nd birthday. If elected, he'd be the oldest president ever inaugurated. And after months of slamming Barack Obama for "inexperience," here's who John McCain has chosen to be one heartbeat away from the presidency: a right-wing religious conservative with no foreign policy experience, who until recently was mayor of a town of 9,000 people.

Huh?

Who is Sarah Palin? Here's some basic background:

She was elected Alaska's governor a little over a year and a half ago. Her previous office was mayor of Wasilla, a small town outside Anchorage. She has no foreign policy experience.
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Palin is strongly anti-choice, opposing abortion even in the case of rape or incest.
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She supported right-wing extremist Pat Buchanan for president in 2000.
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Palin thinks creationism should be taught in public schools.
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She's doesn't think humans are the cause of climate change.
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She's solidly in line with John McCain's "Big Oil first" energy policy. She's pushed hard for more oil drilling and says renewables won't be ready for years. She also sued the Bush administration for listing polar bears as an endangered species-she was worried it would interfere with more oil drilling in Alaska.
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How closely did John McCain vet this choice? He met Sarah Palin once at a meeting. They spoke a second time, last Sunday, when he called her about being vice-president. Then he offered her the position.
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This is information the American people need to see. Please take a moment to forward this email to your friends and family.


We also asked Alaska MoveOn members what the rest of us should know about their governor. The response was striking.
Here's a sample:

She is really just a mayor from a small town outside Anchorage who has been a governor for only 1.5 years, and has ZERO national and international experience. I shudder to think that she could be the person taking that 3AM call on the White House hotline, and the one who could potentially be charged with leading the US in the volatile international scene that exists today. -Rose M.
, Fairbanks, AK

She is VERY, VERY conservative, and far from perfect. She's a hunter and fisherwoman, but votes against the environment again and again. She ran on ethics reform, but is currently under investigation for several charges involving hiring and firing of state officials. She has NO experience beyond Alaska. -Christine B.
, Denali Park, AK

As an Alaskan and a feminist, I am beyond words at this announcement. Palin is not a feminist, and she is not the reformer she claims to be. -Karen L.
, Anchorage, AK

Alaskans, collectively, are just as stunned as the rest of the nation. She is doing well running our State, but is totally inexperienced on the national level, and very much unequipped to run the nation, if it came to that. She is as far right as one can get, which has already been communicated on the news. In our office of thirty employees (dems, republicans, and nonpartisans), not one person feels she is ready for the V.P. position.-Sherry C.
, Anchorage, AK

She's vehemently anti-choice and doesn't care about protecting our natural resources, even though she has worked as a fisherman. McCain chose her to pick up the Hillary voters, but Palin is no Hillary. -Marina L.
, Juneau, AK

I think she's far too inexperienced to be in this position. I'm all for a woman in the White House, but not one who hasn't done anything to deserve it. There are far many other women who have worked their way up and have much more experience that would have been better choices. This is a patronizing decision on John McCain's part- and insulting to females everywhere that he would assume he'll get our vote by putting "A Woman" in that position.-Jennifer M.
, Anchorage, AK

So Governor Palin is a staunch anti-choice religious conservative. She's a global warming denier who shares John McCain's commitment to Big Oil. And she's dramatically inexperienced.


In picking Sarah Palin, John McCain has made the religious right very happy. And he's made a very dangerous decision for our country.


In the next few days, many Americans will be wondering what McCain's vice-presidential choice means. Please pass this information along to your friends and family.


Thanks for all you do.


-Ilyse, Noah, Justin, Karin and the rest of the team

Sources:

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"Sarah Palin," Wikipedia, Accessed August 29, 2008
http://en. wikipedia. org/wiki/Sarah_Palin

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"McCain Selects Anti-Choice Sarah Palin as Running Mate," NARAL Pro-Choice America, August 29, 2008
http://www. moveon. org/r?r=17515&id=13661-3592081-MSisoMx&t=1

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"Sarah Palin, Buchananite," The Nation, August 29, 2008
http://www. moveon. org/r?r=17736&id=13661-3592081-MSisoMx&t=2

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"'Creation science' enters the race," Anchorage Daily News, October 27, 2006
http://www. moveon. org/r?r=17737&id=13661-3592081-MSisoMx&t=3

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"Palin buys climate denial PR spin-ignores science," Huffington Post, August 29, 2008
http://www. moveon. org/r?r=17517&id=13661-3592081-MSisoMx&t=4

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"McCain VP Pick Completes Shift to Bush Energy Policy," Sierra Club, August 29, 2008
http://www. moveon. org/r?r=17518&id=13661-3592081-MSisoMx&t=5

"Choice of Palin Promises Failed Energy Policies of the Past," League of Conservation Voters, August 29, 2008
http://www. moveon. org/r?r=17519&id=13661-3592081-MSisoMx&t=6

"Protecting polar bears gets in way of drilling for oil, says governor," The Times of London, May 23, 2008
http://www. moveon. org/r?r=17520&id=13661-3592081-MSisoMx&t=7

7 "McCain met Palin once before yesterday," MSNBC, August 29, 2008
http://www. moveon. org/r?r=21119&id=13661-3592081-MSisoMx&t=8
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Postby Redline29 » Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:00 pm

Do you really expect anything less from the move on morons? They are so blinded by their own idology they can't see their own hypocrisy.
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Postby jrockncash » Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:55 pm

I didnt expect anything less just thought it was funny he sent it to me.


I've been a McCain guy for a long time. I wanted him in 2000.
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Postby Brydog » Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:32 pm

George McCain's choice of Sarah Palin was an act of Desperation. For that, he will pay dearly.
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Postby pennsyltucky » Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:37 pm

maybe you missed it, but she knocked it out the park... :rofl: wait till the polls come out tuesday :thumbsup:
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Postby Brydog » Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:47 pm

You're floating PT, and not in a swimming pool.

Re: Your sig........ :lol:
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Postby jjohnson_714 » Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:12 pm

its odd to me the things that he says are bad about her, i believe the same way.... a good strong conservative is just what we needed for a runningmate with mccain to offset his do what he wants attitude to keep the party together :thumbsup:

and why do the dem's always pick the least qualified, most moronic candidates ever... i mean come on is this the best that we have in the country???

and for the record as a registered republican, i would have had no problems voting for bill richardson. too bad you guys chose obami instead. richardson is good people :thumbsup:
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Postby Brydog » Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:53 pm

[quote="jjohnson_714"] i mean come on is this the best that we have in the country???[quote]

I don't think these two are the best the country has. I think the best don't even want to get near the schidt that comes along with being a politician. Can't say I blame em'....
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Postby David » Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:06 pm

Brydog wrote:I think the best don't even want to get near the schidt that comes along with being a politician. Can't say I blame em'....


Brydog, I couldn't agree with you more.
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Postby David » Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:11 pm

jjohnson_714 wrote:and for the record as a registered republican, i would have had no problems voting for bill richardson. too bad you guys chose obami instead. richardson is good people :thumbsup:


I might have voted for him also. From what I read about him, I could have seen many moderate R's voting him, depending on who the Republicans picked.
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