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Originally posted by muffingirl
Being that the Republican party basically has no other viable candidates for president in 2012, I think she should run. She might have a good chance of winning.
Originally posted by canadianmouse[/
...Palin was attacked because she deserved it. It has nothing to do with experience but everything to do with the fact she had no common sense. All she said over and over was "I'm a hockey mom."
Originally posted by mmiichael
Originally posted by MoothyKnight
I'm so glad she is leaving office. Firstly she was only elected because no one wanted Tony Knowles as governor again, and, of course, she came out of the blue with no one knowing much about her (she was a stupid mayor! Anyone can be a mayor.),
I think her reputation just finally caught up with her and she can't handle it. Although on MSN.com there was an article about her leaving for a "higher calling" (running for president? Let's hope not). I sincerely hope she doesn't try running, she will be beaten into a pulp by the people who know what they're doing. Plus she shouldn't be a politician because of (don't flame me) how idiotic and clueless she is (even her speech about her resignation didn't say anything but "you betcha!"). Trust me I'm an Alaskan, I have to live with her as my governor.
My suspicion is are are two or three serious issues that have come to a head. Bribery and kickbacks are the most evident ones maybe some personal thing is being used as blackmail leverage.
Question now is who wants her out and why?
Was she refusing to come across in some mega deal or spill the beans about something happening with Alaska's oil reserves?
That's my educated guess.
What looked like a secret wedding turned out to be a public unraveling as the G.O.P. implosion continued: Sarah wanted everyone to know that she’s not having fun and people are being mean to her and she doesn’t feel like finishing her first term as governor.
Palin/Sanford in 2012, with the slogan: “Save time — we’re already in Crazy Town.”
Originally posted by andrewh7
Both of Honolulu's major newspapers, the Advertiser and the Star-Bulletin published announcements in on August 4, 1961. If Obama can go back in time to 1961 to publish false birth announcements in two local newspapers, then hopefully he can convince your dad to use a condom so we don't have to listen to the same nonsense over and over again. Nobody hid anything.
On a beautiful Alaskan summer morning in July of last year, a litter of 4-week-old wolf cubs were napping in the safety of their natal den, cuddled together, little bellies full of mother's milk when suddenly they were roughly pulled, half asleep, into the light of day and one by one, had their brains blown out by a bullet to each one of their tiny little heads. Who could do such a thing? A group of Alaskan state employees who were helicoptered into the wolves habitat at the behest and with the blessing of Gov. Sarah "Terminator" Palin, that's who.
On federal land it is illegal to kill pups in their den (a practice charmingly referred to as "denning") but the mother wolf had made the grave mistake of giving birth to her babies on state owned land, so Palin's posse had the legal right to kill those pups on the spot.
photo credit: First People
The reason Palin and her mighty hunter pals want to kill off most, if not all of the wolves (and bears) in Alaska is to reduce the hunter's competition for the elk and caribou. Even though generations of Alaskans have negatively impacted the caribou and elk population through over-hunting, logging and other human activity, somehow the wolves are being made to pay the price for the decimation of these herds. What state game officials in Alaska will tell you is that it is necessary to kill predators in order to sustain the elk and caribou population, but what they won't tell you is that they kill wolves, bears and other predators in order to artificially boost the herd numbers so there are plenty of animals for the hunters to shoot. Given that only a tiny fraction of the U.S. population must hunt for sustenance and given the fact that our grocery stores are brimming with meat for our dinner tables, why must we mess with the main source of a wolf's diet?
In her all out war against the wolves, Gov. Palin used the power of her office to help defeat a ballot measure in Alaska last month that would have banned the cruel and decidedly unsportsmanlike practice of aerial hunting of wolves. She approved a $400,000 state-funded propaganda campaign to promote aerial hunting and proposed to pay a $150 bounty for the left foreleg of every wolf killed. She is also helping to pass legislation to make it even easier to hunt wolves and bears from aircraft.
And if you are wondering what happened to the wolf cub's mother, well, she, along with the rest of her pack, were killed by the same state employees, only in the mother wolf's case, she died by a bullet (or two or three) shot from a helicopter.
No one can express how I feel about hunting better than Matthew Scully, author of Dominion: The Power of Man, The Suffering of Animals, and The Call to Mercy one of the most compassionate books ever written about animals. He writes: "Such terrifying powers we possess, but what a sorry lot of gods some men are. And the worst of it is not the cruelty but the arrogance, the sheer hubris of those who bring only violence and fear into the animal world, as if it needed any more of either. Their lives entail enough frights and tribulations without the modern fire-makers, now armed with perfected, inescapable weapons, traipsing along for more fun and thrills at their expense even as so many of them die away. It is our fellow creatures' lot in the universe, the place assigned them in creation, to be completely at our mercy, the fiercest wolf or tiger defenseless against the most cowardly man. And to me it has always seemed not only ungenerous and shabby but a kind of supreme snobbery to deal cavalierly with them, as if their little share of the earth's happiness and grief were inconsequential, meaningless, beneath a man's attention, trumped by any and all designs he might have on them, however base, irrational or wicked."
Irony of ironies, Matthew Scully also happens to have penned Palin's successful and effective vice presidential acceptance speech. How strange a world we live in and all its contradictions.
Does Sarah Palin have more executive experience that Obama? In: Sarah Palin [Edit categories] [Edit] Now that Obama has been president for six months, he has way more experience than Sarah.
Barack Obama was raised by a single mother and his grandparents. They didn't have much money, but they taught him values from the Kansas heartland where they grew up. He took out loans to put himself through school. After college, he worked for Christian churches in Chicago, helping communities devastated when steel plants closed. Obama turned down lucrative job oﬀers after law school to return to Chicago, leading a successful voter registration drive. He joined a small law ﬁrm, taught constitutional law and, guided by his Christian faith, stayed active in his community.
Originally posted by SaraThustra
Give me a break, you lefty scumbags fear Sarah so much that you fall all over yourselves trying to create a scandal. You are truly pathetic.
Originally posted by muffingirl
This thread needs a babysitter! How dare you refer to a woman as a broad? That is so chauvanistic!
Thinks global warming is a farce
Abuses their position of power to get a brother in law fired
Her only political experience has been a few years as mayor of a small town in Alaska and less than two years as governor of that state. Her record wasn’t so great: the small town she left behind is now in financial ruin.
is a creationist, and she wants “creation science” to be taught in public schools.
supports drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
messed up views on wildlife protection. Environmentalists are appalled by her support of a $150-per-wolf bounty program. She’s also supported the use of government money to educate people about how great it is to shoot bears and wolves, and she doesn’t want the polar bear to make it onto the endangered species list
One nation, under stupidity: When defending the phrase “one nation under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance, Palin said, “If it was good enough for the founding fathers, its good enough for me and I’ll fight in defense of our Pledge of Allegiance.” Reality check: The Pledge of Allegiance was written in 1892, long after the founding fathers died. The phrase “one nation under God” was added in 1954….
Anti-birth control nutcase- Not only does Palin oppose abortion in all cases, she also opposes the use of birth control in all cases. That includes married couples that want to use condoms or the pill!
Politicizing non-political jobs: When she was mayor of small town in Alaska, Palin abused her authority by firing city employees that did not fully support her reelection campaign.
Originally posted by missvicky
How do you run for President when your record is that of quitting and victimhood? What?
Originally posted by Journey
Perhaps, my friend, this is common sense. How many moms can say that?
And, common sense likely led her to reevaluate her thrust into the political arena.
I live in Wasilla, less than a mile from Sarah's home. I really hate to see her go- many good things have happened in our city in the past 8 yrs. However, my gut tells me she has a higher calling. Now that she is known everywhere, I feel that she is going to use that as momentum for something more.
I choose to thank Sarah, not many people have accomplished what she has. She was a good mayor, a good governor, and I am sure she will be great at her next calling.
All the people whining in this thread, I'd like to know what they have accomplished, and what they have sacrificed for their community.
Even on Christmas day, she is at the Wasilla High School- eating with everyone else at the community free Christmas dinner. Does your governor do that,lol? I didn't think so.
So, say and think what you may. Nobody is perfect, we all make mistakes-and in the limelight, well, life has to be different. I would not want to live that way, with all the rumors, accusations, and ethic complaints, etc. Some people just have nothing better to do than just whine and speculate, and they have sure done that to Sarah.
Who are we, to judge? I applaud Sarah, and thank her. A fierce, independent Alaskan is what she is, which is what Alaska is. And many Alaskans, as well.
You know things are going bad for you as a Republican when Karl Rove starts questioning your political strategy. In a recent CNN article Karl Rove called Palin's resignation a "risky" strategy. Most damning Rove said that "It is not clear what she's doing and why." If Rove a fellow Republican did not understand why Palin is resigning what hope is their for the rest of the population to understand.