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What if Palin had become vice president?
(Hamilton OH) Journal-News ^ | 7/13/09 | James Mignerey

Posted on 07/14/2009 5:04:36 AM PDT by steve-b

Sarah Palin is, and always has been, an intellectual and political featherweight. As a moose-killing Barbie doll, she was exactly what the Republican Party in Alaska wanted for a mouthpiece. She was adored by the Republican masses in Alaska (she carried a gun and favored secession, the only qualifications needed).

That worked well for Alaska. It enhanced the image of Alaska to have someone in frilly blouses, rather than plaid wool shirts, to front for their oil industry. Good for Alaska.

Then something weird happened. The Republican Party nominated the oldest person ever put forth by a major political party for president. While he seemed to be in good health, they were worried about the geriatric image this person gave of the Republican Party. Besides his advanced age, he espoused the same worn-out and proven ineffectual Ponzi schemes which were fast becoming revealed to an American populace, no longer content with the wool being pulled over their eyes.

With extreme misfortune for the Republican Party, the Democratic Party nominated a young, athletic, good-looking, vastly intelligent, multi-racial — and did I mention, young? — senator, with a photogenic wife and family. There was quite a contrast.

You had the old senator, with no plan, with "Bomb Bomb Bomb Iran" for a theme song and a multimillionaire trophy wife to replace the plain one he had while a POW, against a dynamic young senator, with new ideas and new plans to take the country back to greatness, after eight years of mismanagement and malfeasance. And worst of all for the Republicans, he had the ability to say that he was not a bit like George Bush.

What could the Republicans do? Well, they couldn't put forward any plans. They didn't have any. They couldn't run against the people who brought America down. They were the people who brought America down. So what could they do?

Send in the clowns.

They thought: "We need something different. We need a woman on the ticket."

There were a few women in positions of power in the Republican Party who actually had some experience and were qualified to at least run for higher office. Did they pick any of those women? That would have made sense.

So they didn't do that. They picked their concept of what they needed to counteract the vitality of the Democratic ticket. They picked the Alaskan version of Britney Spears.

No thought was apparently given to finding out if this person actually had the ability or the smarts to possibly become a real live president of the United States. It wasn't worth their time to find out if this woman was remotely fit for the position. She looked and talked good. Sort of. In a Republican sort of way. And they just didn't care what she might and could do to America.

And did the wise old man, who was the titular head of the party, object when this person was presented to him as his running mate? Nah. Did he care about the future of America? Or did he think that this stunt might be the only way he could live in the White House? I suggest that you pick option 2. That's what happened.

Now I have to ask all the folks — the Republican base — who attended those rallies and screamed about and voted for the guy who wasn't quite sure how many houses he owned and the Barbie doll who thought "Russia was just over the horizon" was a foreign policy statement: If Sarah Palin had been elected as vice president, would you have thought it a grand idea that she would cut and run halfway through her term? Why finish her term when there are book deals and right-wing conventions to arouse for money?

You have to wonder what the John Boehner-type voters were thinking, if anything, when they cheered Sarah "Cut and Run" Palin. Not much, probably.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: barf; crap; getlostmitt; herecomethemittbots; liberalcrap; mittwittsattack; paidforbymittens; palin; pds; stenchofromney; timeformittbotpurge; whenmittbotsattack
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1 posted on 07/14/2009 5:04:37 AM PDT by steve-b
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To: steve-b

Am I supposed to be impressed by this hard-hitting “analysis”, Steve?


2 posted on 07/14/2009 5:06:51 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: steve-b

This post needs a heavy-duty puke alert.


3 posted on 07/14/2009 5:07:09 AM PDT by John Valentine
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To: steve-b

> Sarah Palin is, and always has been, an intellectual and
> political featherweight. As a moose-killing Barbie doll,
> she was exactly what the Republican Party in Alaska
> wanted for a mouthpiece.

Anyone daring to cast such aspersions on the currently sitting president will be labeled a “racist” by the media and the Leftist odiosphere.


4 posted on 07/14/2009 5:07:39 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: steve-b

Aother ‘hard hitting’ screed that starts out with the seven most popular lies about SP.

Go Figure.


5 posted on 07/14/2009 5:08:31 AM PDT by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: steve-b

And they say Republicans are hate filled!


6 posted on 07/14/2009 5:08:59 AM PDT by Durus (The People have abdicated our duties and anxiously hopes for just two things, "Bread and Circuses")
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To: steve-b

What if a Zero had been elected as president, James?


7 posted on 07/14/2009 5:09:28 AM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (Have you girded your loins today??????)
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To: steve-b

Actually I’m glad Sarah didn’t become VP. I prefer her as President.


8 posted on 07/14/2009 5:10:24 AM PDT by TSgt (Extreme vitriol and rancorous replies served daily. - Mike W USAF)
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To: steve-b

You posted an anti-Palin column. Why am I not surprised?


9 posted on 07/14/2009 5:10:59 AM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: steve-b

Absolutely amazing how every two-bit ‘feather-weight’ asshole “Look - I’m a journalist” moron has to have his or her “own” take on Sarah ‘Let’s Pile On and Kill Her Because we’re leftists and we love killing’ Palin. Pathetic. I for one intend to find this guy and take my personal pound of flesh!


10 posted on 07/14/2009 5:11:07 AM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: steve-b

What if 0bama had actually been a natural born U.S. citizen?


11 posted on 07/14/2009 5:11:43 AM PDT by TommyDale (Independent - I already left the GOP because they were too liberal)
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To: steve-b

I suppose this load of liberul blather reflects your opinion stevie.


12 posted on 07/14/2009 5:11:56 AM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: steve-b

No doubt McCain ran the worst race of any Republican nominee for President in my lifetime. I thought George Bush I was terrible in his reelection attempt, but McCain was worse. We continue to suffer because of him.


13 posted on 07/14/2009 5:12:09 AM PDT by MBB1984
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To: steve-b

Hatred and loathing, it’s all the Left has.


14 posted on 07/14/2009 5:12:38 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: steve-b

Here’s my suggestions, Palin needs to get off the victim message and become a vocal opponent of current democrat policies , articulating why they are so bad for the country showing she understands the issues. Instead of saying “the media and left attacked my family” say “my children and grandchildren are having their future lives ruined by Obama’s policies”

The presidental campaign canned talking points McCain fed her showed us nothing about her or McCain. Palin worshippers need to get off of 2012 and focus on 2010, let MSNBC worry about if Palin is running for president.


15 posted on 07/14/2009 5:12:56 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Socialist Conservatives: "'Big government is free because tax cuts pay for it'")
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To: steve-b
Just another liberal elitist who thinks he's smarter than everyone else...

Well his pain is just beginning.

Palin isn't going away. His panties are going to get into a major twist when the "intellectual featherweight" starts crushing his liberal "intellectual" champions. Champions that are running the US economy into the ground at record pace.

16 posted on 07/14/2009 5:14:30 AM PDT by DB
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To: MBB1984

Dole.


17 posted on 07/14/2009 5:14:53 AM PDT by DB
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To: steve-b

Yes, and Ronald Reagan was an amiable idiot.

President Bush was a dunce.

Dan Quayle was a complete moron.

Jimmy Carter was a lovable genius.

Bill Clinton was the most brilliant president of all time.

And Obama is the One they were all waiting for.


18 posted on 07/14/2009 5:14:59 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: steve-b

Back to mom’s baement; the sunlight is melting your brain.


19 posted on 07/14/2009 5:16:18 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners.)
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To: steve-b
Steve-b Alert!

20 posted on 07/14/2009 5:16:29 AM PDT by McGruff (Only dead fish go with the flow.)
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To: steve-b

Dudes like this author write caricatures and call it “analysis”. The Left has been doing similar things in this country for decades. How about something with some substance to it?


21 posted on 07/14/2009 5:17:20 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: steve-b
Arlen Specter is one who cut and ran from the people who voted for him...and the Dems think thats A-OK.

They think A-OK to have a POTUS who thinks we have 57 states, and...

A VP who didn't know the restaurant he said he frequents has been closed for 20 years.

22 posted on 07/14/2009 5:17:24 AM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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To: steve-b
With extreme misfortune for the Republican Party, the Democratic Party nominated a young, athletic, good-looking, vastly intelligent, multi-racial — and did I mention, young? — senator, with a photogenic wife and family.

I'm glad the horse pile was in the 2nd paragraph so I didn't waste time reading further.

23 posted on 07/14/2009 5:18:18 AM PDT by A message (3 years 6 months 1 week)
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To: steve-b
Sarah Palin is, and always has been, an intellectual and political featherweight. As a moose-killing Barbie doll, she was exactly what the Republican Party in Alaska wanted for a mouthpiece.

In their world right is wrong, up is down and the idiocy of their attacks are inversely proportional to the level of her experience and ability.

24 posted on 07/14/2009 5:18:40 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: steve-b
Sarah Palin is, and always has been, an intellectual and political featherweight. As a moose-killing Barbie doll, she was exactly what the Republican Party in Alaska wanted for a mouthpiece. She was adored by the Republican masses in Alaska (she carried a gun and favored secession, the only qualifications needed).

The writer of this superficial, empty-headed analysis clearly is a product of our government schools. The article even fails as propaganda. I wonder if the writer knows what an assertion is? ...or, what clear writing features?

This article is another example of Marxist writing, or Democrat tactics to resort to elementary school or juvenile peer pressure name calling. It is amazing what junk gets published today!

25 posted on 07/14/2009 5:19:07 AM PDT by olezip
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
I live close to Hamilton, Ohio and believe me Steve's hit piece will be seen by many more people due to this post than he would have in the paper.
26 posted on 07/14/2009 5:19:36 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum - MARSOC DAD)
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To: steve-b

Then McCain would be president and we’d be hosed almost as badly as we currently are.


27 posted on 07/14/2009 5:20:04 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Carley
vastly intelligent

Ha!

 

Ha!

 

Ha!

 

Ha!

 

Ha!

 

Ha!

 
28 posted on 07/14/2009 5:20:23 AM PDT by phs3 (America had such a headache from Bush, they blew their brains out.)
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To: steve-b; astyanax
Steve, you are really short on material when you reach into the backwoods of Hamilton(?!) Ohio for some lib moron's article. You forgot the:

steve-bARF ALERT!!!


29 posted on 07/14/2009 5:20:56 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: GQuagmire

Column? It appears to be a letter to the editor from an Obamunist.

- Jp


30 posted on 07/14/2009 5:21:19 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("The trouble with Socialism is... you run out of other people's money." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: sickoflibs

“Palin needs to get off the victim message and become a vocal opponent of current democrat policies , articulating why they are so bad for the country showing she understands the issues.”

This looks like a good start.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/13/AR2009071302852.html

Nice contrast to the op-ed in this thread.


31 posted on 07/14/2009 5:21:47 AM PDT by xlib
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To: MadelineZapeezda

If that happened, he and the democrat party would work as quickly as they could to destroy capitalism and implement fascism.

oh... wait.


32 posted on 07/14/2009 5:22:00 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: steve-b
It's been 10 days since Palin announced she would resign. It takes 10 days for a goof like James Mignerey, at a jerkwater newspaper, to read what the big papers are saying and then regurgitate it.
33 posted on 07/14/2009 5:22:48 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: steve-b
What if Eleanor Roosevelt could fly?

‘What ifs’ are for children.

34 posted on 07/14/2009 5:22:59 AM PDT by edge10 (Obama lied, babies died!)
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What if steve-b posted anti-Obama threads as often as he posted anti-Palin threads?

No, that's just silly. Everyone knows Obama is no threat to our Constitution, our economy, our military, our very way of life!

35 posted on 07/14/2009 5:23:18 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: steve-b
No mega-hurl alert?

And for the record, his facts are so far off it's not even funny. Dole was older (73 in 1996) than McCain. So was Reagan in 1980. That's just off the top of my head.
36 posted on 07/14/2009 5:24:22 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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“What profit it a man to shill tirelessly on behalf of a slick, vacuous Massachusetts expatriate with plastic hair and a sick fetish for state-regulated health care... and lose his conservative soul in the bargain?”


37 posted on 07/14/2009 5:24:48 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: steve-b

The author is the featherweight, what does he know about Palin being a Barbie doll? She’s accomplished a HECK of a lot more than this witless jerk.


38 posted on 07/14/2009 5:25:17 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (Navy blue)
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To: steve-b

Can we get a Barf Alert added?


39 posted on 07/14/2009 5:26:26 AM PDT by misharu (US Congress = children without adult supervision)
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To: xlib

Question: will the media respond to the substance of Palin’s WaPo column, or start digging to find out who ghost wrote it? Need I even ask?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/13/AR2009071302852.html


40 posted on 07/14/2009 5:26:46 AM PDT by xlib
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To: Recon Dad

Hamilton is a dying town with nothing to offer anyone. They can’t even fund a winter ice festival any longer. There is not much besides white trash in that hole of a town and its community values are espoused by typical white guilt hate mongers like the author of this barf piece.

Hamilton, you will be a dried up ghost town when your messiah is finished with his assault on middle class, fly over America. How’s that hope change thingy working out for you?


41 posted on 07/14/2009 5:32:13 AM PDT by Finatic ("you see kids were so much wiser after the wars")
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To: steve-b

Has anyone else noticed that the the lefts fear of Palin grows greater everyday???

I have spoken with MANY liberals(I am not afraid of them) and they are PETRIFIED of Gov Palin.

The left sees Palin as the second coming of Ronald Reagan.

Their words, not mine.

Time will tell.


42 posted on 07/14/2009 5:32:16 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Well that was an easy article to write. Just copy the nonsense the big girls are saying.


43 posted on 07/14/2009 5:32:32 AM PDT by DManA
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To: steve-b

This article is simply astounding in its’left wing BS and bile...and posting it is suspect.


45 posted on 07/14/2009 5:33:18 AM PDT by oldsalt (There's no such thing as a free lunch.)
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... a dynamic young senator, with new ideas and new plans to take the country back to greatness, after eight years of mismanagement and malfeasance.

After that 'change' in how much you will be writing on your income tax checks, how long before you will be 'hoping' for a return to those years of mismanagement and malfeasance. Yeah, those years. You know, low taxes, low unemployment, growing economy, all that stuff your hero hates. Oh, and you just can't wait to make excuses for the first terrrorist attack. Call me when your paper goes out of business for lack of readers willing to pay 10 bucks to read your excuses for 20 percent unemployment and 50 percent inflation.

BTW, did you get named in honor of jimmy carter?

46 posted on 07/14/2009 5:34:12 AM PDT by CPOSharky (Too many zeros in the budget. And the White House.)
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To: steve-b
This is a pitiful article. One endless ad hominem after another. This person doesn't even seem to have a clue about Mrs. Palin at all and seems to be simply piling on the smear bus as a good little tool of the left.

It is becoming more apparent by the day that their are an enormous amount of people in this country who are terrified of Mrs. Palin’s potential.

47 posted on 07/14/2009 5:38:25 AM PDT by Pox
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To: steve-b

No BIGGER CLOWN than Joe Biden!!


48 posted on 07/14/2009 5:38:54 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: xlib
RE :”Unfortunately, many in the national media would rather focus on the personality-driven political gossip of the day than on the gravity of these challenges

Of course she has been baiting much of this personality-driven news being the conservative rock star. If she wants to be taken seriously she needs to get off the victim train. She could have said she quit to turn her attention to the damage done in Washington and left off the ‘attack my family’ message that appeals to hard core groupies and talk radio. Palin will not go far solely as a conservative rock star contrary to much opinion here.

How about she address Obama-care bills being formed?

49 posted on 07/14/2009 5:40:37 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Socialist Conservatives: "'Big government is free because tax cuts pay for it'")
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To: steve-b

Just how many times can one person be wrong in 14 paragraphs???


50 posted on 07/14/2009 5:42:49 AM PDT by Free State Four
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