Skip to comments.What if Palin had become vice president?
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.
Wow...I didn’t think so much hate and fear could be crammed into such a small article.
Hate, arrogance, deceit, snobbery, elitism, sycophantical, snide, animus, ad hominem.....this article seems to glaringly typify the leftist mentality to a T.
That worked well for Alaska.
That works for me in Michigan, you sissy-boy.
She only looks peaceful...
No, Sarah didn't support secession. Her hubby, like many others, appears to have supported the American Independenxw party ~ which a lot of Leftwingtards wrongly and foolishly describe as a secessionist group. The state voting registrar's office said "Gov. Sarah Palin first registered to vote in the state in May 1982 as a Republican, and she has not changed her party affiliate with the Division of Elections since that time." Which means if you can believe the birthcertificate folks in Hawaii you can believe the voter registration people in Alaska.
So, what happens when we get to something like that accusation is we stop reading the piece and look at who posted it.
What we want are red-meat stories ~ like the 7 members of La Raza who blew themselves up a decade ago (or more) in Colorado with faulty homemade bombs remarkably similiar in function to the inferior bomb design Bill Ayers (Obama's friend) gave his girlfriend and homosexual lover ~ which blew up prematurely and killed them (right there in New York City even).
Yup, that kind of article ~ with a link to your girl, Sonja Sotomayor.
She had her La Raza period ~ think it was about that time.
See the connection ~ Bill Ayers, Barack Obama, La Raza, Weather Underground, bad bomb design, death, destruction and, lo and behold, Sonja Sotomayor.
See how easy it was ~ now, go get us a current story about that ~ certainly must be somebody in the MSM whose on top of that one. Maybe one of the guys at NYT has some stuff he's been saving up for years and years and it's time to UNSPIKE it.
Where’s the barf alert?!
It's kind of like the man has a matron to watch after him lest he fall over ~ did you notice how many times this Obama guy has literally fallen over ~ watch the 16 year old in Italy, kissing the Arab king's hand, and on and on and on. He can't stand up without a teleprompter.
This is the same newspaper that endoresed Jimmy Carter over Ronald Reagan. Hamilton was my hometown... The Journal is much more liberal than the population. The paper is a joke!
Absolutely. Who buys the Journal anyway? The best part of the paper is the community voice.
Hey...be careful about slamming Hamilton. It’s not a bad place at all.
But it still has very nice sections. Sections that I could very easily live in.
As a woman, I cannot tell you how incredibly sick and tired I am of hearing Palin referred to as a “Barbie” doll. I know it doesn’t happen EVER on the liberal side, but it is possible for a woman to be attractive and intelligent. It’s ridiculous that she is criticized for being attractive.
She did a lot more for Alaska than wearing “frilly blouses”, unless “frilly blouses” is a code word for laying the groundwork for a major pipeline to be constructed (which is the largest infrastructure project in North America), and reducing state spending by $445 million; both of which I consider pretty major.
She’s not perfect, and she’s not President Reagan reincarnated. She’s also not some dumb bimbo just because her pedigree isn’t Ivy League and her family doesn’t bow at the alter of the Beltway elite.
Besides, in all honesty, I find it difficult to believe that Governor Palin could possible say anything dumber than any number of things Joe Biden has said, despite having the properly approved pedigree.
Sarah Palin is the most dangerous person in America. She represents the biggest threat to the statist/leftist agenda, which is why she has been so demonized.
Had McCain won the presidency, and she was vice-president, those threatened by her in her own party would have found some way to bring her down, maybe even by now.
There is no way the establishment politicians in this country, conservative or liberal, will allow her to run for president. She is simply too popular with the vast silent majority. And her own agenda does not match the statist agenda of ruling elite in this country.
Intellectual lightweight? Maybe. she certainly doesn’t have the Ivy League pedigree that the left wing press thinks is necessary to be president. Which, of course is laughable. This lady has tons of common sense, and is not afraid to call BS when she sees it. Bill Clinton was widely hailed as the smartest president ever, and was in fact a buffoon. How high does a president have to score on their SAT’s, anyway?
That’s what this country needs right now- a Harry Truman, an Andrew Jackson (who shut down the National Bank for good reasons).
Color me stupid, but does this poster have a history of posting these kind of threads or something? I’m lost. . .
You’re not stupid, no matter what color that is... :)
Yes, he’s a Mitt supporter.
Mitt’s an elitist, as is the poster. Therefore they hate SP. Simple as that.
As far as the “intellectual lightweight” accusation goes,
I’d really like to see a comparison of SP’s SAT scores with 0bama’s.
I’m sure that’s exactly what he wanted.
“Id really like to see a comparison of SPs SAT scores with 0bamas.”
Wouldn’t we all? That SAT score, my friend, is privileged information, locked behind a wall of lawyers and secrecy that only millions of dollars can provide.
Incidentally, I have some inlaws who have a superior attitude about their intellectual ability because their father could afford to send them to expensive colleges. Of course, their elitist libs.
However, any mention of comparing “first time” ACT/SAT scores usually takes the edge off their arrogance.
ah geez... there I go, using the wrong “they’re” in my post.
God has a way of humbling, eh?
Dole was extremely bad, but to be fair, he also had the disadvantage of going against an incumbent President.
This is one of the fundamental problems with Palin -- her insistence on playing the victim is incompatible with any attempt to present herself as either competent or conservative.
Steve-b Alert !
No bias in this guy.
Has he ever looked at what we got?
Sarah could be near as bad as this dynamic Communist we have in a million years.
Excellent post, and I could not agree more!
Barack Obama is, and always has been, an intellectual and political featherweight. As a Commie-loving Kennie doll, he was exactly what the Democrat Party in Chicago wanted for a mouthpiece.
How's that for "Fair and Balanced..?"
I like it. :)
The author makes some good points about McCain. The things he wrote about Palin are the stuff of fairy tales. He’s basically saying that a young, energetic liberal multi-racial man is far, far superior to a young, energetic conservative woman. In the real world he should be comparing Palin to Biden, but that could prove embarrassing for democrats and their state-run media pimps.
Does that sum it up?
Let’s see with only 1 siren.
Already replied, she needs to hit Health care reform too,.
Since Sarah spoken out against Cap N Trade, the Far Left will redouble its efforts to pressure wary Dem Senators to pass Cap N Trade. If Sarah is pro/con something, the Far Left will reflexively take the opposite stance of Sarah’s.
John Kennedy was the King of Camelot.
Al Gore is the country's first Renaissance man.
Written by a guy who does bad boilerplate liberal op-eds for a suburban newspaper. Now that’s comedy.
Just another liberal who loves to beleive the sterotypes liberal make up about Republican’s. Think jr high school rumors. They are so narrow minded that they don’t even have a clue that most of what they believe is made up.
And if Sarah Palin had been elected vice president, there still would have been a mentally-disabled person living at One Observatory Circle. It’s just that it would have been the vice president’s youngest child, instead of the vice president.
RE :”Since Sarah spoken out against Cap N Trade, the Far Left will redouble its efforts to pressure wary Dem Senators to pass Cap N Trade. If Sarah is pro/con something, the Far Left will reflexively take the opposite stance of Sarahs.”
I am not sure I see that, but assuming you are right, is that an argument for Palin to stay quiet?? Do we get single payer Obama-care if she speaks out against that too??
If Sarah wants to prove she is more than Caribou Barbie, she needs to speak out on the issues. If the Dems happen to pass the Messiah’s hellish policies out of a reflex hatred for her, then so be it. Let the fools who voted for the Messiah suffer under his policies. Let the Messiah own the bad economy completely.
LOL, you risk being burning at the stake by the believers YOU blasphemer.
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