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Newsweek has a story up comparing the number of cars owned by the presidential candidates. It’s not even close. And certainly, it doesn’t provide the type of man-of-the-people image that John McCain’s handlers want to present in the current economic crisis.

As the magazine reports: “When you have seven homes, that’s a lot of garages to fill. After the fuss over the number of residences owned by the two presidential nominees, NEWSWEEK looked into the candidates’ cars. And based on public vehicle-registration records, here’s the score. John and Cindy McCain: 13. Barack and Michelle Obama: one.”

Wow, talk about being out of touch with the main stream. Yes, no wonder Senator McCain can say” the fundamentals of our economy are strong”.

He does not know how it feels not to have a home, no food , and no car. He is out of touch. Greedy, greedy, Greedy!!

McCain has never had a real job where he needed to balance the budget. From the navy to marrying babie doll who also just inherited wealthy from her father. McCain, do not represent majority Americans. He is out of touch.

Here is my proposal. Instead of using the fed funds to bail out corporations, of which the costs will come back to tax payers, why not get all the big fishes like John McCain and who ever owns more than one asset, starting from share holders for the same corporations to sell half of their assets to help bail the collapsing companies like AIG and other.

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Does it mean American women is 49 states are proving themselves to be intangled into gender issues, than the most pressing issues in this country at this momnent? Well, folks open your eyes and see what the women close to Sarah are saying. He may be a reformer to you, but listen to the horses mouth.

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Alaska Women Rally Against Palin And Are Threatened


Palin E-Mails Show Intense Interest in Trooper’s Penalty

By James V. Grimaldi and Karl Vick
Washington Post Staff Writers
Thursday, September 4, 2008; A27

 

EAGLE RIVER, Alaska, Sept. 3 — Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the running mate for GOP presidential candidate John McCain, wrote e-mails that harshly criticized Alaska state troopers for failing to fire her former brother-in-law and ridiculed an internal affairs investigation into his conduct.

The e-mails were shown to The Washington Post by a former public safety commissioner, Walter Monegan, who was fired by Palin in July. Monegan has given copies of the e-mails to state ethics investigators to support his contention that he was dismissed for failing to fire Trooper Mike Wooten, who at the time was feuding with Palin’s family.

“This trooper is still out on the street, in fact he’s been promoted,” said a Feb. 7, 2007, e-mail sent from Palin’s personal Yahoo account and written to give Monegan permission to speak on a violent-crime bill before the state legislature.

“It was a joke, the whole year long ‘investigation’ of him,” the e-mail said. “This is the same trooper who’s out there today telling people the new administration is going to destroy the trooper organization, and that he’d ‘never work for that b****’, Palin’.)”

Asked about the e-mails, Palin’s campaign spokeswoman, Maria Comella, said that Palin was merely alerting officials to potential threats to her family and that there is no evidence that Palin ever ordered Wooten to be fired.

“Let’s be clear, Governor Palin has done nothing wrong and is an open book in this process. Mr. Monegan even stated himself that no one ever told him to fire anyone, period,” Comella said later in a statement. “The Governor was rightly expressing concern about Mr. Wooten.”

Palin is under investigation by a bipartisan state legislative body that was authorized last month to look into whether Palin pressured Monegan to force Wooten from the state police force and whether his failure to do so led to his dismissal.

Palin had promised to cooperate with the legislative inquiry, but this week moved to change the jurisdiction of the case to the state personnel board, which Palin appoints. Her attorney, Thomas V. Van Flein, who was hired last month, challenged the jurisdiction of Stephen Branchflower, the retired prosecutor hired to investigate and report back to the legislature by the last week of October.

When Palin entered the governor’s office in late 2006, Wooten already had been reprimanded, reassigned and suspended for five days for incidents reported by Palin’s family. They had filed complaints in April 2005 after her younger sister’s marriage fell apart and the couple battled in a bitter child-custody dispute.

Palin has said previously that she discussed Wooten with Monegan only in the context of security concerns for the family. Monegan has said that Palin never directly told him to fire Wooten but that the message was clearly conveyed through repeated messages from Palin, her husband and three members of her Cabinet.

“To allege that I, or any member of my family . . . directed disciplinary action be taken against any employee of the Department of Public Safety, is, quite simply, outrageous,” Palin said in a statement in mid-July after Monegan’s dismissal.

In August, Palin acknowledged that “pressure could have been perceived to exist, although I have only now become aware of it.”

During an interview here Wednesday, Monegan said that as Alaska’s top law enforcement official, he took his duties seriously. “I would willingly die for the governor, but I would never lie for her,” he said.

He showed The Post two e-mails he received from Palin, but he declined to give copies. The first e-mail came on Feb. 7, 2007, after the governor’s husband, Todd, met with Monegan to press the case for disciplinary action against Wooten. Palin’s family had accused the trooper of shooting a cow moose without a permit, Tasering his stepson, and drinking while driving a trooper vehicle. After her husband met with Monegan, Palin followed up with a phone call to Monegan.

In that first e-mail, sent a few weeks after the meeting, Palin encouraged Monegan to testify for a bill that would require 99-year sentences for police officers found guilty of murder. “For police officers to violate the public trust is a grave, grave violation — in my opinion. We have too many examples lately of cops and troopers who violate the public trust. DPS has come across as merely turning a blind eye or protecting that officer, seemingly ‘for the good of the brotherhood’.”

She cited Wooten’s case as an example of violating the public trust. She recounted his transgressions, beginning with the killing of the cow moose using a permit obtained by his wife. Molly McCann, who uses her name from a previous marriage, was with Wooten at the time.

“He’s still bragging about it in my hometown and after another cop confessed to witnessing the kill, the trooper was ‘investigated’ for over a year and merely given a slap on the wrist,” the e-mail said. “Though he’s out there arresting people today for the same crime!”

“He threatened to kill his estranged wife’s parent, refused to be transferred to rural Alaska and continued to disparage Natives in words and tone, he continues to harass and intimidate his ex. — even after being slapped with a restraining order that was lifted when his supervisors intervened,” the e-mail said. “He threatens to always be able to come out on top because he’s ‘got the badge’, etc. etc. etc.)”

Palin wrote that the Wooten matter had contributed to “the erosion of faith Alaskans should have in their law enforcement officials.” She concluded by saying the e-mail was “just my opinion.”

The second e-mail Monegan produced came from Palin’s Yahoo address on July 17, 2007, after the local newspaper publicized a legislative proposal that would keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill.

Her first thought about the bill, the e-mail said, “went to my ex-brother-in-law, the trooper, who threatened to kill my dad yet was not even reprimanded by his bosses and still to this day carries a gun, of course.”

“We can’t have double standards. Remember when the death threat was reported, and follow-on threats from Mike that he was going to ‘bring Sarah and her family down’ — instead of any reprimand WE were told by trooper union personnel that we’d be sued if we talked about those threats. Amazing. . . .

“So consistency is needed here,” the e-mail said. “No one’s above the law. If the law needs to be changed to not allow access to guns for people threatening to kill someone, it must apply to everyone.”

Research editor Alice Crites in Washington contributed to this report


Disclaimer:

This blog has nothing to do with the Obama Campaign or any content in this article, is solely my personal opinion.

Every American voter has  the right to question, the integrity of leadership. Half members of my family supporting John McCain, and so far the Sarah Drama, has left them in a big doubt of McCain’s judgement. 

 Tucker, you should know in every household, there may be a republican, independent, undecided or a democrat. And we discuss all issues together on the same kitchen table, and reach the common ground. This is not about Obama or McCain winning the election, this is about the American people voting for honest leadership for the safety of this country.

I used to think Tucker Bounds was a smart guy, but this interview just proves to me how the McCain campaign runs on ignorance. All they do is twist and lie, lie lie lie. They take pride in doing that. Shame Shame. Very good at putting fears in Americans, so they do not get to the truth of their twists. Distasteful.

The McCain Camp put out ads to smear Obama, as a Muslim,and that he is a celebrity, and that he is too inexperienced to be a commander in chief? and yet now they are trying to convince the Americans that, it is ok for them to pick a VP candidate who is so inexperienced to be a stand in for McCain 72, in case of emergency. This  leaves me with my mouth open, to listen to Tucker defend Sarah ‘s foreign experience,as I have followed McCain and his Camp questioning and criticizing Obama from day one . The Karl Rove did not just destroy John Kelly with the lies and smears, but destroyed McCain himself in 2000. Lies and twists are Karl Rove and Tucker ‘s breakfast. I have never met  shameless people like this group( McCain camp) in my entire life. What they do not know is this year’s election is different. They do not get it that, this election is not about Obama, but the American people including all educated young American people, that are just as sophisticated and highly intelligent to know  smears, truth and lies, and so far the McCain camp proves to be very dam stupid in the face of the nation, when they continue to twist stories just for political gains. Instead of complaining about the majority of the American people who are questioning Sarah’s ethics, The McCain Camp jumped on an innocent guy Obama, and blamed him for all the rumours coming forward. As much as I understand that Obama is on the top ticket of the democrats, voters have a right to question their candidates. Be it Obama/Biden or McCain/ Palin.

Americans have the right to know the truth about candidates coming forward to lead them. If that is problem with Sarah Tucker then she should step down.

 Obama did not stop anyone to go through his personal records, including his school transcripts, because he had nothing to hide from the American people. People went to Kenya to dig his information, Obama never hired lawyers to intervene in the vetting process, I am puzzled, to see how the McCain camp jump on blocking the information about Sarah who is a heart beat away from becoming the president. Voters have a right to know the product that is being sold to them. Why employ lawyers, to block investigations. Is there anything she is hiding, and if she is clean, why intervene in the investigation. I blame Senator  McCain and his Campaign for putting Sarah Palin on the sport for political gains. Just to win an election. And they can not come out angry at voters who are just trying to know Sarah Palin. I think that is irresponsible and not fair to the American people, especially the majority that only rely on MSM for information.

IT leaves a lot of Questions unanswered to the American people.

You brought your VP  for purpose of wining Hillary voters, well, sorry it back fired.

Not this year guys, you are reading a wrong book.

It is amazing to hear the McCain camp selling  Sarah from a small town, as the experience candidate and say it over and over to the American people, when you have been  attacking your opposition as an experienced. What is your message guys?

The notion that Sarah has  foreign policy experience, simply because Alaska is close to Russia is laughable and a big joke. You wanna twist you stand, be my guest, American are not that stupid any more, to let your twists and lies die, without verification. American voters will work with you Tucker.

Actually , McSame and this Tucker guy looks very desperate to win an election. Well Tucker your tactic of trying to win Hillary’s voters didn’t work, it just exposed your candidate ‘s lack of good judgement. He would rather put his country at risk to win an election.

Not this year guys, the Karl Rove tactics will not work .

You started this fight. Are you forgetting your 72 years old candidate  pouncing on Obama not having enough experience, and that he is a celebrity? Now you are calling Sarah a rock star of the McCain Campaign? Shame on you guys.

Enough of your smears and lies. Never again. This should be a lesson. This year ‘s election is not about Obama, but the American people that you have lied to from year after year. Enough of your twists, lies and smears.


Palin “bridge to nowhere” line angers many Alaskans

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – It garnered big applause in her first speech as Republican John McCain’s vice presidential pick, but Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s assertion that she rejected Congressional funds for the so-called “bridge to nowhere” has upset many Alaskans.

During her first speech after being named as McCain’s surprise pick as a running mate, Palin said she had told Congress “‘thanks but no thanks’ on that bridge to nowhere.”

In the city Ketchikan, the planned site of the so-called “Bridge to Nowhere,” political leaders of both parties said the claim was false and a betrayal of their community, because she had supported the bridge and the earmark for it secured by Alaska’s Congressional delegation during her run for governor.

The bridge, a span from the city to Gravina Island, home to only a few dozen people, secured a $223 million earmark in 2005. The pricey designation raised a furor and critics, including McCain, used the bridge as an example of wasteful federal spending on politicians’ pet projects.

When she was running for governor in 2006, Palin said she was insulted by the term “bridge to nowhere,” according to Ketchikan Mayor Bob Weinstein, a Democrat, and Mike Elerding, a Republican who was Palin’s campaign coordinator in the southeast Alaska city.

“People are learning that she pandered to us by saying, I’m for this’ … and then when she found it was politically advantageous for her nationally, abruptly she starts using the very term that she said was insulting,” Weinstein said.

Palin’s spokeswoman in Alaska was not immediately available to comment.

National fury over the bridge caused Congress to remove the earmark designation, but Alaska was still granted an equivalent amount of transportation money to be used at its own discretion.

Last year, Palin announced she was stopping state work on the controversial project, earning her admirers from earmark critics and budget hawks from around the nation. The move also thrust her into the spotlight as a reform-minded newcomer.

The state, however, never gave back any of the money that was originally earmarked for the Gravina Island bridge, said Weinstein and Elerding.

In fact, the Palin administration has spent “tens of millions of dollars” in federal funds to start building a road on Gravina Island that is supposed to link up to the yet-to-be-built bridge, Weinstein said.

“She said ‘thanks but no thanks,’ but they kept the money,” said Elerding about her applause line.

Former state House Speaker Gail Phillips, a Republican who represented the Kenai Peninsula city of Homer, is also critical about Palin’s reversal on the bridge issue.

“You don’t tell a group of Alaskans you support something and then go to someplace else and say you oppose it,” said Phillips, who supported Palin’s opponent, Democrat Tony Knowles, in the 2006 gubernatorial race.

A press release issued by the governor on September 21, 2007 said she decided to cancel state work on the project because of rising cost estimates.

“It’s clear that Congress has little interest in spending any more money on a bridge between Ketchikan and Gravina Island,” Palin said in the news release. “Much of the public’s attitude toward Alaska bridges is based on inaccurate portrayals of the projects here.”

(Editing by Daisuke Wakabayashi and Sandra Maler)


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 :http://www.adn.com/…
And the following photograph was printed in the Anchorage Daily News, on March 9th
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Associated Press provides two photos in this timespan, one three days later on February 28th 


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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.

http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/v-gallery/story/345168.html?/news/alaska/v-enlarge/story/345168-a345519-t3.html

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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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