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#45 : September 07, 2008, 07:45:51 PM

Sure...the dems have the black vote locked up. 90% of them vote straight democrat ticket every election regardless who's on the ballot.

As for the racism...its not surprising and it may be a bigger factor than many realize. Look up the "Bradley effect."

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#46 : September 07, 2008, 07:49:51 PM

The lack of African American delegates at the R convention is troubling.

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#47 : September 07, 2008, 07:59:14 PM

The lack of African American delegates at the R convention is troubling.

I agree.

The democrats have been lying to African Americans for years.


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#48 : September 07, 2008, 08:00:13 PM

They should have had more, I agree. But they've obviously given up that voting bloc....at least this time around. Bush tried to get it twice and the needle never moved in the GOP's favor.

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#49 : September 07, 2008, 08:00:50 PM

The old, white man party.

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#50 : September 07, 2008, 08:15:41 PM

The old, white man party.

Yeah...that's why they will never put a woman on the ticket..    ::)

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#51 : September 07, 2008, 08:36:10 PM

Basically, Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton have only 2 things in common: their gender and their good looks.

You guys really have no taste if you think Palin is hot... I mean are you serious? The lady is a complete dog! Yuk. You must have ugly girlfriends or wives.


Let me get this straight.  You read a sentence that says Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton have good looks in common, and your problem is that Palin doesn't have good looks?

Priceless.


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#52 : September 08, 2008, 03:38:19 PM

At this point in time based just on seeing her speak.  I have to say I like her.  Don't agree with all her political views but I like anyone that has conviction in what they believe in.  I don't think this country should raise taxes or take capital gains from 15% to 28% as Obama keeps stating.   That is why I will vote for the McCain/ Palin ticket.  Obama is just another socialist Democrat. That is not good IMO.

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#53 : September 08, 2008, 03:40:01 PM

Loved Bill Maher's line about the difference between a pit bull and a hockey mom...

You can neuter a pit bull.

Only if it is a male...you can spay a female......


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#54 : September 08, 2008, 03:41:38 PM

The old, white man party.


Then what is the DEM's....oh...yes the aprty of the man of color...whatever, they are all the party of the Rich WHite man......they are all millionaires for gods sake


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#55 : September 10, 2008, 05:50:04 PM

Here is another take on Sarah Palin



 Who is Sarah Palin
by an Alaskan Bush Pilot and Guide

This is good information for whatever side of the fence you're on as we try
to understand who Sarah Palin really is.

One of our good friends, Eddie Spalten from San Antonio, fishes at the
Wildman Lodge on the Alaskan Peninsula. The lodge is owned by Butch and
Kathy Wildman. The Wildmans spend their winters in Texas and their summers
in Alaska. Kathy's father and former husband se rved in the Alaskan
legislature for around 30 years so Butch and Kathy know Alaska politics.

Eddie emailed Butch and asks Butch what the Wildmans think of Gov. Sarah
Palin. Butch's unedited email is attached below. Please read it and
forward it to your friends. This is what the citizens of Alaska think
of Sarah Palin!

Thanks, Gene Powell
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Hi Eddie:

Fishing is good here at Wildman and I rarely have time for politics, but
many of our friends are asking us "Who is Sarah Palin?" Of course, as
Alaskans, Kathy and I are extremely proud of her. We just want to let you
know that Sarah "Barracuda" Palin is a straight shooting, hard charging,
get it done gal. She knows when to listen, how to analyze the facts and
how to make a decision, then implement the plan. She doesn't do a poll
before jumping in with both feet like too many of the Washington types.
She has little legislative experience because she has always held the
EXECUTIVE position; in private life, as mayor of Anchorage's largest
bedroom community or more recently as Governor of our State. She is a
smart, attractive home grown Alaska girl with excellent moral and family
values. She can see what needs to be done and does not hesitate to get it
done.

One of our State's major problems is tha t its Capital is in Juneau, 500
miles from the nearest road and 800 air miles from the population base
which is Anchorage, Wasilla and Fairbanks. Our legislature and most of the
State government is in Juneau and they ALL behave like a bunch of freshmen
in a college town. It has been this way since Statehood in 1959. When
Sarah moved to Juneau, so did accountability and responsibility When the
oil revenue started flown and a barrel of North Slope Crude hit $23.00,
these people began spending money like drunken sailors. You can only
imagine what was happenings when oil hit $100.00 a barrel, about the time
Sarah took command. My wife Kathy has first-hand experience with this
fiasco, as her father and also her ex-husband were Alaska Legislators who
served in Juneau as Senators, Senate President, or members of the State
House for a combined period spanning nearly three decades.

About the time Sarah took the HELM as Governor of Alaska, about half of the
State legi slature was in the pocket of big oil companies or contractors
doing big projects for Native Corporations around Alaska, all funded by
State oil revenue. Alaska government was nothing but a good old boys club
riding the perpetual wave of prosperity. This filtered down from the
legislature, through the Department of Natural Resources, Department of
Labor and even spilled in to the Public Safety who are supposed to
"preserve and protect".

When Sarah walked into the Governor's M ansion, she promptly dismissed the
State Trooper detachment assigned to Governor and had her and her husband's
gun case brought in from Wasilla. Then, she got rid of the former
Governor's STATE Jet and told legislators that there were no more free
rides, they would have to fly Alaska Airlines, just like her and her family
if they wanted to travel. Next came the nut cutting (the Barracuda part)
the heads that rolled were too numerous to name, but when Sarah finished
cleaning house, a number of our legislators ended up in jail for on
corruption charges, or tendered their resignations along with numerous
department heads and those who have been riding the gravy train for way too
long, AND THEN SHE HAD LUNCH. By the end of the day, Sarah Palin had
saved the people of Alaska millions and has not yet slowed down.

She has truly brought CHANGE to Juneau. I personally know several persons
in the private sector in Alaska, that hold her in high esteem.=2 0She
surrounds herself with smart people, many from my hometown of Anchorage,
she listens to them but makes her own decisions. Sarah Palin is a no B.S.
politician.
It is refreshing that there is such a thing anymore. You want
to talk about CHANGE? You should see a before and after picture of the
State government in Alaska. That's CHANGE! Sarah will bring a number of
things to the election. I am sure she will appeal many voters who my
otherwise could have gone the20other direction on election day. The
conservative block will not be for Barack. We have their vote. We need
what Sarah will bring, first to the election and second, what she will
bring to Washington D.C. McCain has been advised well. Let's just hope
the American people can get the straight scoop on her in the weeks ahead.

This is just the opinion of one Alaska Bush Pilot and Guide, who pays
attention to national politics, watches the news and is deathly afraid of
the direction our nation is headed. I guarantee that if Sarah gets a
chance to dig her spurs into the flanks of the liberal Washington types,
they will know that she is in the saddle.


Butch King

Pilot/Guide

Butch & Kathy King

Proprietors

Wildman Lake Lodge

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#56 : September 10, 2008, 06:21:31 PM

and another

Subject: Sarah Palin (from our friend in AK)








                      This is what we just received from our very savy friend,
Judy, who lives in Florida .  She has a friend, Deb, who lives in Alaska and she
asked what Deb's take was on Sarah Palin.  We were so worried before we saw her
speech today...and so impressed afterwards...very strong and confident.  This
makes us feel confident McCain made the right decision.  I hope it will ease
your minds, too.  Diane


                      Hi Judy (and everyone I hope Judy will forward this po
st
to <smile>),
                        WOW............what's your take on this?  Do you like
her as your Governor?  Hugs, Judy



                      Judy, Sarah Palin is the US 's answer to Margaret
Thatcher! Anyone who thinks she cannot handle the job or deal briskly and
efficiently with ANY issue, including foreign governments … well, they haven't
met our Sarah <grin>.

                      As an Alaskan resident as well as a resident of Wasilla,
AK, where Sarah Palin was at one time Mayor … I can speak with confidence.
Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska is exactly what she portrayed during her
introduction this morning and exactly what our US Government needs. She is
ethical to a fault (if there is such a thing), a refreshing change to the
status-quo and as smart and determined a PERSON (gender really isn't an issue
here as far as I'm concerned) as anyone could ask for at the head of government.

                      Sarah is no naïve "small town mayor" – she just *started
out* there. Btw, as Mayor of Wasilla, she brought this "small town" through a
lot of GOOD changes and left it at the end of her term having grown to the 4th
largest CITY in Alaska – a lot of growth and a stronger economic base than ever
before.

       20              She has EXECTUTIVE experience *running a government*
(something NONE of the other candidates can actually boast, even John McCain
<g>) as Governor of Alaska and got there by defeating the *incumbent* Republican
Governor, who was definitely part of the "old school" and who WAS very much in
the pocket of the big oil companies. We in Alaska wanted change – and we got it
in the person of Sarah Palin!

                      Sarah Palin is everything she looks to be and more. Her
approval rating as Governor of Alaska has been as high as 95% and is currently
leveled out consistently in the upper 80 percentile throughout the state (and in
both parties) - the HIGHEST approval rating of ANY sitting Governor.

                      Sarah has been turning around corruption in the
Legislature of Alaska - turning things on their ear for that matter; cutting
spending in spite of the increased income the state is currently receiving due
to the high oil prices - she has insisted on putting a huge amount of the
"windfall" into savings for the future rather than spending, spending, spending
- and has insisted from the get-go on what she refers to as "honest, ethical and
transparent governing" - no more closed door meetings and dealings - the big oil
companies thought she would be a pushover and have learned better to their
chagrin.
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                      She understands the "real people" and the economic issues
we all face (Alaskans along with the rest of the country) - she was one of "us"
not long ago. Rather than passing useless "laws" or throwing money at pet
projects, she (most recently) temporarily suspended the state gas tax (on
gasoline at the pumps, fuel oil and natural gas for homes, etc.) and has ordered
checks issued to ALL residents of Alaska this fall in an attempt to assist with
the burden of high fuel costs for the upcoming winter. I could go on and on, but
that's enough for now <smile>. She isn't doing these things to be popular – she
is doing it because her constituents are HURTING financially and she can help.

                      She became Governor of Alaska by defeating the Incumbent
Republican Governor and doing it *without* the money or the support of the
Republican Party, which was amazing in itself - and she won by a landslide. The
"powers that be" at that time totally underestimated Sarah and learned better
the hard way. She has done exactly what she claimed she was going to do and is
just as popular today as the day she was elected - perhaps more so since even
the Democrats up here seem to like her - she works well with both sides in the
Legislature here.

                      Sarah "belongs" to us (Alaskans
) ... and although we are
going to be terribly sorry to see her leave before she finishes the job she
started here (two years ago) straightening out OUR State <grin> ... we
understand she is needed for a bigger purpose and hopefully her Lt. Governor
will be able to fill her shoes here and continue the job.

                      As for worrying about what would happen if McCain were to
die or step down or whatever ... Theta, up here in AK we've only been wondering
how long we would be able to KEEP Sarah in Alaska and have seen her as our first
woman President of the USA from the start. It's always been a matter of whether
she would wait until the end of her TWO terms as Governor (no doubt at ALL that
she would be re-elected if she ran for a second term at the end of her current
term) ... or end up in Washington sooner. She could do the job TODAY.

                      Personally, I feel a lot better about McCain now that I
know he has someone as savvy, as strong, as ethical and as steady as Sarah at
his back. She will be an excellent Vice President ... and my guess is will be
our US Republican Presidential candidate in four years - AND by then the country
will KNOW her – will love and respect her as we do here - and she'll win by as
much of a landslide as she did here in Alaska. I only wonder if McCain
has a
clue what he is unleashing on the US of A <grin>. She is going to be a fresh
wind, but also a strong wind.

                      Is that enough of an endorsement? If not, I'll add this
... Jerry and I have for many years felt the best "vote" was to vote for the
lesser of two "evils" and hope they didn't do too much damage. Two years ago
during our State Governor's race was the first time EVER that we actually asked
for not just a little sign to put in our yard showing our support of our
candidate (something we've never felt the desire to do at all before) - we asked
for a full 4' x 8' "SARAH PALIN FOR GOVERNOR!" sign and were proud to have it.
She hasn't let us or Alaska down. She will do the same for the USA if given the
opportunity.

                      Feel free to pass this on to anyone who may be interested

                      -Deb Frost in Alaska

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#57 : September 10, 2008, 06:59:29 PM

The lack of African American delegates at the R convention is troubling.

I agree.

The democrats have been lying to African Americans for years.

The Republicans have been lying to Americans for years. Both parties lie.


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#58 : September 10, 2008, 07:47:19 PM

The lack of African American delegates at the R convention is troubling.

I agree.

The democrats have been lying to African Americans for years.

The Republicans have been lying to Americans for years. Both parties lie.

You are right, but you missed the point kid.

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