August 2008

 As I am diging into the stories on internet, I came accross the interesting piece that I thought, I should share Check Below.

Here’s an interesting bit: The linked article ( states that the baby was delivered by Cathy Baldwin-Johnson.

Google her, and you’ll find this page: …where she was named 2002 Family Physician of the year after the then mayor of Wasilla — you guessed it: Palin — (among others) sent a letter of recommendation.

Also, you might find this page: …which is a cache of a “no longer existing page” which says Governor Palen appointed Baldwin-Johnson in May of 2007 to Alaska Health Care Strategies Planning Council.

As an Alaskan, I am writing to give all of you some
 information on Sarah Palin, Senator McCain’s choice for VP. As an
 Alaska voter, I know more than most of you about her and, frankly, I
am horrified that he picked her. The most accurate description of her
 is red neck.

 Her husband works in the oil fields of Prudhoe Bay and
 races snow mobiles.

She is a life time member of the NRA and has
 worked tirelessly to allow indiscriminate hunting of wildlife in
 Alaska, particularly wolves and bears.

She has spent millions of
 Alaska state dollars on aerial hunting of these predators from
 helicopters and airplanes, dollars that should have been spent, for
example, on Alaska’s failing school system.We have the lowest rate of
 high school graduation in the country.

 Not all of you may think aerial
 predator hunting is so bad, but how anyone (other than Alaska
wolf-haters, of which there are many, most without teeth), could think
 this use of funds is appropriate is beyond me. If you want to know
 more about the aerial hunting travesty, let me know and I will send
 some links to informative web sites.

She has been a strong supporter
 of increased use of fossil fuels, yet the McCain campaign has the
 nerve to say she has “green” policies. The only thing green about
 Sarah Palin is her lack of experience.

She has consistently supported
 drilling in ANWR, use of coal-burning power plants (as I write this, a
new coal plant is being built in her home town of Wasilla), strip
 mining, and almost anything else that will unnecessarily exploit the
 diminishing resources of Alaska and destroy its environment.

 Prior to
 her one year as governor of Alaska, she was mayor of Wasilla, a small
 red neck town outside Anchorage.The average maximum education level of
 parents of junior high school kids in Wasilla is 10th grade.

 Unfortunately, I have to go to Wasilla every week to get groceries and
 other supplies, so I have continual contact with the people who put
 Palin in office in the first place.

I know what I’m talking about.
 These people don’t have a concept of the world around them or of the
 serious issues facing the US.

Furthermore, they don’t care. So long as
 they can go out and hunt their moose every fall, kill wolves and bears
 and drive their snow mobiles and ATVs through every corner of the
 wilderness, they’re happy. I wish I were exaggerating.

Sarah Palin is currently involved in a political corruption scandal. She fired an
 individual in law enforcement here because she didn’t like how he
 treated one of her relatives during a divorce.

The man’s performance and ability weren’t considered; it was a totally personal firing and
 is currently under investigation. While the issue isn’t close to the
 scandal of Ted Steven’s corruption, it shows that Palin isn’t “squeaky
 clean” and causes me to think there ay be more issues that could come
 to light.

Clearly McCain doesn’t care. When you line Palin up with
Biden, the comparison would be laughable if it weren’t so serious.
 Sarah Palin knows nothing of economics (admittedly a weak area for
 McCain), or of international affairs, knows nothing of national
 government, Social Security, unemployment, health care systems – you
 name it.

The idea of her meeting with heads of foreign governments
 around the world truly frightens me. In an increasingly dangerous
 world, with the economy in shambles in the US, Sarah Palin is uniquely
 UNqualified to be vice president.

 John McCain is not a young man. Should something happen to him such that the vice president had to step in, it would destroy our country and possibly the world to have
 someone as inexperienced and inappropriate as Sarah Palin. The choice
 of Palin is a cheap shot by McCain to try to get Hillary supporters to
 vote for him.

when McCain introduced her today, Palin had the nerve to
 compare herself with Hillary and Geraldine Ferraro. Sarah Palin, you
 are no Hillary Clinton. To those of you who, like me, supported Hilary
 and were upset that she did not get the nomination, please don’t think
 that Sarah Palin is a worthy substitute. If you supported Hillary,
 regardless of what you think the media and the democratic party may
 have done to undermine her campaign, the person to support now is
 Obama, not Sarah Palin.

To those of you who are independent or
 undecided, don’t let the choice of Palin sway you in favor of McCain.
 Choosing her shows how unqualified McCain is to be president. To those
of you who are conservative, I guess you have no choice for president.

But please try to see how the poor choice of Palin tells us a great
 deal about McCain’s judgment. While the political posturing inherent
 in the choice of Palin is obvious, the more serious issue is the fact
 that the VP is, literally, a heartbeat away from the presidency.

Sarah Palin is totally and unequivocally unqualified to be vice president,
 let alone president. I know this is a lengthy and emotional email, but
 the stakes are high. I thought it might help for all of you,
 regardless of political affiliation, to know something about Palin
 from someone who has to live with her administration in Alaska on a
 daily basis. Jackie S”


 Comment from blogger said this:

“From  what I have been able to read about Sarah Palin on my own, and judging from the overall “eerie” silence I’m hearing from my Republican friends, I’m starting to get the feeling that a really big bombshell isn’t too far away.

Remember, a number of those folks she went after for corruption, were Republicans.”

GOP VP pick Sarah Palin laughs at cancer surviving senator being called a “bitch”

Gov Sarah in a gossip with Radio talkers. This is not good leadership skills.

My Opinion:

My advice : NEVER PISS ON PEOPLE ON YOUR WAY UP: you may need them on your way down. It does not pay to be mean. Never Abuse your office to punish anyone who you have personal differences with. The bible says :Thou shall not LIE. The truth will set you free.

I do not know about you, but I have different vibes on Sarah Palin, I may be wrong, but sounds ruthless and mean spirited. She takes revenge on people who she has personal frictions with- that to me is not being a fine Gal for president, since McCain will be her VP.


Looks like John McCain picked Cindy McCain’s profile.Sarah PALIN  Ready on day one……to give McCain his meds



1. In 1984, Palin was runner-up in the Ms. Alaska beauty pageant.
2. In an earlier pageant, Sarah played the flute and won “Miss Congeniality.”
3. She has tried marijuana, but says she didn’t like it.
4. She’s a lifelong member of the NRA.
5. She eats moose burgers.
6. Her husband works for BP (the oil company).
7. She wants to drill in ANWAR.
8. She’s “strongly pro-life.”
9. Doesn’t want the gays to marry, but likes them just the same.
10 Her administration is under investigation. Accused of trying to get a former brother-in-law fired from his law enforcement gig
11. Rumors in Alaska has it that :…
And the following photograph was printed in the Anchorage Daily News, on March 9th
Associated Press provides two photos in this timespan, one three days later on February 28th 


And another three days before the announcement, on March 3rd:


Here she is, seven months pregnant, three days after her official announcement:


The picture is dated March 14, 2008 and S. Palin does not seem to be prepared to give birth in on April 18, 2008.

12. Undermined the VP slot.








Larry Kudlow of CNBC asked her about the possibility of becoming McCain’s ticket mate.

Palin replied: “As for that VP talk all the time, I’ll tell you, I still can’t answer that question until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the VP does every day? I’m used to being very productive and working real hard in an administration. We want to make sure that that VP slot would be a fruitful type of position, especially for Alaskans and for the things that we’re trying to accomplish up here for the rest of the U.S., before I can even start addressing that question.”

13. Supports Death Penalty
14. Sexual harrassment on women is ok with Sarah, definately she is not a pick for women.
15. Called Hillary a whinner. Faking running in likeness of Hillary on Campaign trail to win women supporters. Priceless.
Palin on Clinton’s Perceived Whine
GOPs are full of Hypocrisy.

Governor & staff’s latest explanations leave more questions











Larry Kudlow of CNBC asked her about the possibility of becoming McCain’s ticket mate.

Palin replied: “As for that VP talk all the time, I’ll tell you, I still can’t answer that question until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the VP does every day? I’m used to being very productive and working real hard in an administration. We want to make sure that that VP slot would be a fruitful type of position, especially for Alaskans and for the things that we’re trying to accomplish up here for the rest of the U.S., before I can even start addressing that question.”

13. Supports Death Penalty
14. Sexual harrassment on women is ok with Sarah, definately she is not a pick for women.
15. Called Hillary a whinner. Faking running in likeness of Hillary on Campaign trail to win women supporters. Priceless.
Palin on Clinton’s Perceived Whine
GOPs are full of Hypocrisy.

Governor & staff’s latest explanations leave more questions









Larry Kudlow of CNBC asked her about the possibility of becoming McCain’s ticket mate.

Palin replied: “As for that VP talk all the time, I’ll tell you, I still can’t answer that question until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the VP does every day? I’m used to being very productive and working real hard in an administration. We want to make sure that that VP slot would be a fruitful type of position, especially for Alaskans and for the things that we’re trying to accomplish up here for the rest of the U.S., before I can even start addressing that question.”

13. Supports Death Penalty
14. Sexual harrassment on women is ok with Sarah, definately she is not a pick for women.
15. Called Hillary a whinner. Faking running in likeness of Hillary on Campaign trail to win women supporters. Priceless.
Palin on Clinton’s Perceived Whine
GOPs are full of Hypocrisy.

Governor & staff’s latest explanations leave more questions

















Well if Karl Rove is McCain advisor, He was George Bush advisor. The question is, what is the difference between McCain Policies and Bush policies, as he is preaching change on the campaign trail with Sarah as of yesterday? This Sarah gimmick of trying to blindfold the Americans with the word of change is not going to work again. McCain should run his own platform. He can not run the change platform, there is no change in his actions and policies.

Fox Takes on Karl Rove Bush Administration to task.

Karl Rove Trashes Sarah Palin on Gubernatorial and Mayoral Experience

‘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.1
  • Palin is strongly anti-choice, opposing abortion even in the case of rape or incest.2
  • She supported right-wing extremist Pat Buchanan for president in 2000. 3
  • Palin thinks creationism should be taught in public schools.4
  • She’s doesn’t think humans are the cause of climate change.5
  • 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.6
  • 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.7

Alaskan where asked their opinion on McCain VP

 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

Republicans in Alaska DETEST Palin:

The legislative leadership of the Alaska Republican Party isn’t enamored with Palin’s selection, either, according to the Anchorage Daily News.

State Senate President Lyda Green said she thought it was a joke when someone called her at 6 a.m. to tell her the news.

“She”s not prepared to be governor. How can she be prepared to be vice president or president?” said Green, a Republican from Palin”s hometown of Wasilla. “Look at what she”s done to this state. What would she do to the nation?”

Green, who has feuded with Palin, brought up the big oil tax increase Palin pushed through last year. She also pointed to the award of a $500 million state subsidy to a Canadian firm to pursue a natural gas pipeline that”s far from guaranteed.

Her nomination is an insult to the intelligence of every American voter – particularly women.”

“The willingness of so many to accept or defend this ridiculous selection just goes to show how low the standards have been reduced. Bush set the bar so low that horribly inexperienced hockey moms are given the vp candidacy. I would have liked to have seen him select someone that was actually qualified or has actually earned and deserves the nomination – not someone that possesses the right body parts. What a sham mccain has become.”

“McCainiacs – you get a “A” for optomism and an “F” for substance. You”ve been watching Hannity again, who is an idiot, and his audience has proven to be among TV”s most ignorant. This woman – a governor of a state with a wopping 600K citizens that is floating on oil has – in her barely 2 years in office – had to deal with only one crisis…Getting an honest state employee to fire a state trooper who happened to be divorcing the Governor”s sister – now that”s great Republican experience – worthy of Monica Goodling – though at least she had a phony law degree! “
 “Worst case of affirmative action in US history. It”s time to amend the Constitution and make the selection of VP an electable position as well. The people should choose the VP on each side. This choice is totally unacceptable and makes little sense. The person who is a heartbeat away from the presidency should be chosen by the people since we obviously cannot trust the presidential candidate to make the right decision. This election has been decided with this blunder. “
“If you want answers google both Phil and Wendy Gramm. Wendy Gramm is directly responsible for Enron. Phil Gramm is directly responsible for the Subprime meltdown. “
 “Undecided081:-Please do some research. The Dems inherited the recession of the early 90s after 12 years of Republicans in the White House.

By the end of the 90s the Dems had created over 22 million new jobs and left a $5.5 trillion dollar budget surplus. And oil cost about $38 dollars per barrel.Then the Repubs. took over and our debt is approaching $10 trillion dollars.The Repubs have sold our country”s future to communist China (3/4 of a trillion dollars in T-bill.) Oil cost over $100 per barrel. The dollar has been devalued. Home foreclosers are up more than 150%. ”

“McCain voted against equal pay for women! “
” Undecided081:- Republicans normally “fix” recession by borrowing more money from the future. When Democrats attempt to balance the budget, the bills catch up. W is the champion of borrowing, putting his Dad and Reagan to shame with the debt he has run up in Iraq. The Republican solution to terrorism is to start wars. This is like pouring gasoline on an ant bed. It makes the problem worse, but at least you have a big brown patch on your lawn as a testament to your frustration.
 “Democrats beware of fake Dems claiming that they support McCain.

It”s another Repub. electoral scam.”

” In 2000, Palin endorsed Pat Buchanan for President.”
Independent:  “She has been called Saint Sarah” NO that is not a joke.
The 44-year-old Gov. Palin is a mother of five. She served as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, (pop. 8,500) and was winner of the Miss Wasilla pageant. ( A beauty pageant in a town 8500? Competing against who ? ) She was a MAYOR of a Village of 8500, whoop To do.
Give me a break ! This woman who is being investigated for “Troopergate” in Alaska by the Legislature, is seemingly fit to be PRESIDENT if McSame flakes out? Talk about lack of experience!
She also pushed for TransCanada Corp., a Calgary-based energy company,to be given the primary contract to lead the $30 billion Natural Gas Pipeline along with $500 million in matching grants from the Northern Slope.
This woman is NO SAINT. Good Job McCain now we are certain you are senile.”

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.”

News Analysis


WASHINGTON — Senator John McCain spent the summer arguing that a 40-something candidate with four years in major office and no significant foreign policy experience was not ready to be president.
Sarah Palin

And then on Friday he picked as his running mate a 40-something candidate with two years in major office and no significant foreign policy experience.

The selection of Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska proved quintessentially McCain — daring, hazardous and defiantly off-message. He demonstrated that he would not get boxed in by convention as he sought to put a woman next in line to the presidency for the first time. Yet in making such an unabashed bid for supporters of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, he risked undercutting his central case against Senator Barack Obama.

“Here’s what I’m worried about,” said Ed Rogers, a Republican lobbyist and former aide to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush. “McCain had to protect his reputation as an opponent of status quo Washington. He had to pick someone with the shortest Washington résumé. He did that. He picked someone the right wing is going to be happy about. But it’s a gamble.”

“The question is,” Mr. Rogers continued, “what does it do to the argument that Obama’s not ready?”

The question is particularly acute for Mr. McCain, who turned 72 on Friday and would be the oldest person elected to a first term as president if he won in November. His campaign now needs to convince the public that it can imagine in the Oval Office a candidate who has spent just two years as governor of a state with a quarter of the population of Brooklyn.

But Ms. Palin, 44, brings clear assets to the ticket. The “gun-packing, hockey-playing woman,” as the Republican strategist Karl Rove described her, instantly bolstered Mr. McCain’s wobbly conservative base, which rejoiced over the selection of an anti-abortion evangelical Christian.

Her reputation as a reformer who took on her state party over corruption and wasteful spending could reinforce Mr. McCain’s own maverick appeal.

Her personal narrative as a working mother raising five children, including an infant with Down syndrome, with a husband who belongs to a union, might prove attractive to working-class voters in swing states who have been suspicious of Mr. Obama. And her presence on the ticket will allow Republicans to argue that Mr. Obama would not be the only one to break barriers if elected.

“He’s chosen a Washington outsider who will be an ally for him in shaking up the way things are done,” said Ron Nehring, chairman of the California Republican Party. “This is someone with solid conservative credentials but solid credentials as a reformer. And it’s clear after watching today’s event, no one is going to push Sarah Palin around — not Barack Obama and not Joe Biden,” the Democratic vice-presidential candidate.

In picking a running mate without deep experience but who would make history, Mr. McCain chose someone who in some ways resembles Mr. Obama. At the same time, by choosing Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware as his running mate, Mr. Obama tapped a longtime Washington hand with even more time in the Senate than Mr. McCain. Just as it might be harder for Mr. McCain to attack his opponent over his level of experience, it might be tougher for Mr. Obama to paint his rival as a creature of the capital.

The selection of Ms. Palin offered clues to how Mr. McCain would govern: holding deliberations to a tight circle of advisers, looking beyond the obvious options, taking risks and relishing surprise.

Yet if he disregarded more conventional prospects, like former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts, it might be that Ms. Palin was still the fallback from a more audacious decision that Mr. McCain ultimately eschewed.

In the end, he passed over two of his best political friends, Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, independent of Connecticut, and former Gov. Tom Ridge of Pennsylvania, knowing their support for abortion rights would inflame conservatives at next week’s Republican convention.

Ms. Palin has been a rising star on the right since she beat an incumbent governor in a Republican primary in 2006 and then a former Democratic governor in the general election. With an approval rating around 80 percent, she is among the most popular governors. But her success has come on a small stage. The 115,000 votes she received in winning the governor’s office two years ago barely eclipsed the 80,000 people who packed a football stadium in Denver on Thursday night to watch Mr. Obama’s acceptance speech.

Democratic strategists compared her selection to those of Geraldine A. Ferraro in 1984 or Dan Quayle in 1988, suggesting that the decision reflected desperation by Mr. McCain. “He feels a little like Walter Mondale,” said Jim Jordan, a Democratic political consultant. “He’s a respected Washington lifer who’s run into political forces that are bigger than himself. And he’s responded by making a decision that feels panicky.”

Some Republicans, though, distinguished her résumé from Mr. Obama’s by arguing that Ms. Palin’s executive experience as governor was more valuable than Mr. Obama’s legislative history. The “not ready” argument against Mr. Obama, they suggested, will focus more on judgment than pure experience. And they maintained that Ms. Palin would get the better of Mr. Biden, predicting that the veteran senator, who is known for his slashing attacks, would have a hard time not looking as though he was being condescending to a woman.

“In a way, McCain has set a trap on the experience argument,” said Scott Reed, who managed Bob Dole’s presidential campaign in 1996, “because if they start picking on her on experience, it’s going to backfire with women.”

A version of this article appeared in print on August 30, 2008, on page A1 of the New York edition.

A blog post from Former Republican said this about Sarah Palin on issues:
Here’s a good example of why you should always do your homework when it comes to picking a running mate.
GOP VP in waiting Sarah Palin finally came clean and admitted that she KNEW that her appointee to the post of Alaska Public Safety Commissioner , Chuck Kopp, had been the subject of a complaint for sexual harrassment. She excused her faux pas by explaining that she concluded the complaint was “unsubstantiated” (“Palin-speak” for “I sided with the man over the woman because we all know women are hysterical and tend to lie about these things”) and was unaware of the letter of reprimand that Kopp received.
Don’t worry about Kopp, though. He got a hefty 10K payoff in return for leaving his post after serving just 2 weeks on the job. Leaders around the globe are hailing Palin’s cutting edge economic stimulus plan, which should afford men both the opportunity to sexually abuse women while pocketing a quick $10,000. Several prominent Wall Street commentators have already reacted to this news by directing their clients’ investments into whore houses and nudie bars. Word has it that a Palin-McCain administration may tap Larry Flynt for the new office of President of Vice.”
My Opinion
Well I am at least a no blind follower. Sarah Palin may be good to some women in her category. I am not a punch blows on men to prove my point that a woman can do it, out of anger.
She is not on this ticket for Hillary voters, She  read a wrong book again. Why didn’t she mention the Mike Huckabee women, and the Mitt Romney women who were doubting McCain. She is for the right wing, ding dong and blind follower women.
Women who claimed to be Hillary supporters, and say, they are supporting McCain, were never Hillary supporters. They fall in a group of women who are angry and frustrated with themselves, They are not happy people in their personal lives,regardless of who was going to be on the ticket. They are fakers.
I am Afraid to say, if this is what McSame refers to ” Country First”, I now doubt that notion. Senator John McCain does not put this country first, he puts politics first before country. At 72 years, he would have picked a VP who is ready to be President of United state. In Sarah’s words, she told the nation, that she never saw herself in that office, as the VP position is not that credible. If she was ready she would have ran for President in the primaries.
I differ with her on most of her stance on many issues.   The bottom line is, she has not been vetted.   Republicans would be embarrassed by this lack of depth and experience in this candidate.   Take a look at the “blanks.”
The fact that she was hand picked by John McCain, who I question his judgement, makes me uncomfortable.
We need leaders in this nation, a republican or a democrat, that will take this country in the right direction, the VP who will be ready to take charge in the  event God forbid, something happens to the president. Who will get along with the outside world, build alliances. I see Zero in Sarah Palin. 
 It is not about women. It is not about gender.
It is about  saving this county from total collapse, and this ticket is not giving me that assurance.
 In my own words and opinion, I admire Hillary Clinton, and definitely you are not going to suffocate me with a woman I do not know about her history, or her temperament. Hillary ran a very competitive race. I am proud of  her. She is an incredible woman, and I m proud to tell my daughters, and women in this world.
Hillary deserve a quote of an Iron lady.
The bottom line is, Sarah was not vetted. 

The McSame camp is running on a blank. Having a candidate who does not know how many houses he owns, questions his judgement, and memory.

 Basically Gops  shifted their stance due to desperation. They are running on a democrats theme of change. But we still see McBush policies.
End of conversation.

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