Seems that Washington has already made Sarah Palin be a "good ol boy" ....

@ZephyrSun (7387)
United States
September 4, 2008 10:11pm CST
I know that this will be a shock to most of you but, it seems according to the newspaper from Palin's state said, "Some of Palin's remarks stretch the truth" I have not been a Palin fan at all because everything I have read, but I figured that if we got "stuck" with McCain for the next 4 years at least she would control him. But, I think she is already Washingtonized. Supporters of Palin, does it bother you that she is already just another politician? Are you disappointed with the news that she isn't the reformer that she claims? Here's the link to the "Anchorage Daily News" so you can read for yourself. http://www.adn.com/sarah-palin/story/515517.html
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@ngaspero (851)
• Italy
5 Sep 08
Hi Zephir, als italian, living in Italy, I don't know that much, or I can say almost for nothing, the rep. VP, but for what I have seen on tv and what I have read in newspaper, the move from Mc cain was an azardous but can help a lot in his campaign, Palin can intercept the vote from the christian ultraconservative who have seing Mc cain als to much liberal..but in the otherside the woman look like to be "a little" out of control and during the campaign can also do big mistakes which will damage the rep. let's wait and see...they're already rumors (gossip) that talk about a secret lover (demented from she, but is the same newspaper that report als first the affair Edwards), and this fact could be a boomerang from the same ultracons. elector... Nun ps(I heard this morning (always from italian media) that Mc cain was not so good last night, is true? what are saing the media there?)
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@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
5 Sep 08
Hi Nun, Well here's what I can say about everything coming out about Sarah Palin, everything that is coming out in the main street media here in the US that is not what the GOP wants to hear, they claim "Liberal media bias" which to me means since FOX News the Conservative media that is bias toward anyone that isn't Conservative, "we don't believe it". My husband was just telling me that while he was listening to Conservative talk radio yesterday (why he listens to that trash I'll never know he is not a Conservative nor a Republican) the show was talking about the "National Enquirer" (which I have always thought it was a gossip paper but kennyrose claims they are an honest newspaper) is paying big money for a news story about Palin, and have sent 3 reporters to Alaska to check out the information. I myself would have never believed the "paper" when the Edwards affair broke because the "paper" was always considered trash in my beliefs, but, they did tell that story which turned out to be true, so I don't know what to believe. Guess we will all know when the story breaks except of course the Conservatives. McCain had a situation last night during the beginning of his speech I don't know what it was all about, 2 people ran into the convention hall, it looked like the security were having a little trouble getting it under control but were able to remove the people. I am assuming that they were protesters but I honesty do not know. He did give the same talking points over the past year, he talked about being a POW, he talked about lowering taxes, which I don't know how the government can lower taxes when they are spending so much money, apparently they want to borrow more money from China, and of course he talked about wastefull government spending also known as "earmarks" and how they needed to be cut, I don't know how Palin and McCain will get along on that issue unless she is all talk and no action. She is for earmarks and he is against them.
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@ngaspero (851)
• Italy
5 Sep 08
Thanks for the fresh news Zephir...is always a pleasure to read you.. Nun
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@Taskr36 (13928)
• United States
5 Sep 08
"In her two years as governor, Alaska has requested nearly $750 million in special federal spending, by far the largest per-capita request in the nation" The first part of this is that she has "requested" nearly that much. That didn't say she got it. I don't have time to pick through every detail of her record but this can easily be misconstrued if she made a request for money for one project, got turned down, and then made a request for a second. What if it took five requests before one got approved. Each of those requests were requesting money, but had the first one been accepted the others would have never happened. Yes, this is hypothetical without looking at her record, but then the article provides no citations or even a statement of where their information was obtained. Also, this is where words like "per-capita" blur things a bit. Alaska is the largest state in the country with one of the smallest populations. Alaska also provides 20% of the nations energy. Since the rest of the nation needs that it is natural that money will be spent, especially in transportation as it is costly to transport anything in Alaska. Despite it's population you can't really compare it to a state like Delaware which doesn't have the same natural resources or the conditions making it harder, more costly, and more time consuming to move materials.
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@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
5 Sep 08
Well here is one source. That talks about Alaska's "per-capita" http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2008-03-22-earmarks_N.htm Unless of course the USA Today is written by Liberals. Here's another article about earmarks http://www.latimes.com/news/la-na-earmarks3-2008sep03,0,6145252.story
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@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
5 Sep 08
"Alaska also provides 20% of the nations energy." I'll need a link to that because off of the reports that I have read released about the gas line it supplies 18%
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@xfahctor (14111)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
5 Sep 08
18%, 20%, still a good chunk isn't it. And still pretty difficult to move around up there.
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@anniepa (26306)
• United States
6 Sep 08
I'm not at all surprised with the news that she "stretches the truth". Right from the day she was introduced I'd researched and found she'd flip-flopped on the Bridge to Nowhere and in fact the access road to the bridge that won't be getting built is under construction this very minute, or so I heard today. I have a hunch there's a lot more to come, although we both know the conservatives will say they're all lies or false attacks. There has to be some reason why she's not taking any questions or hasn't scheduled any appearances on the Sunday news shows, or any other show for that matter. Annie
@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
6 Sep 08
I just have a hunch about her, and I'm sitting here quietly waiting for it to roll out. I don't know what it is, I had a "bad" feeling about the noise that went on between Russia and Georgia. I guess not being an Obama fan from the beinging really left me with an advantage lol Even though I was appaulled with her speech after the whole comment of community service/organizing I was able to yell at the television and continue to listen. So now it's just a waiting game.
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@anniepa (26306)
• United States
16 Sep 08
Thanks so much for the BR! Hey, I think she sh1t is about to hit the fan in sooooo many ways with this woman. Stay posted. We're going to find out if what was once a tabloid which never reported the truth until it broke the John Edwards affair is back to being just a supermarket rag or is still the most credible news source available... Annie
• United States
7 Sep 08
Did anyone else read the same article I read? They quote Palin as saying,".. when that deal was struck,..", and from that here's the FACTS from the article. "THE FACTS: Palin implies..." OK STOP. first off an implication is NOT a fact, I'm not saying it doesn't or shouldn't matter, But it is NOT a fact. This is deceptive reporting (and typical) aimed at people that hear what they want to hear. "...that construction has begun on a major natural gas pipeline from the top of Alaska into Canada. That is not correct." What is not correct? That it's a "major natural gas pipeline"? Or that it will run from the top of Alaska into Canada? No. What is not correct is that construction hasn't begun. (and WHY is it being held up, I wonder aloud.....???) But to say that "when that deal was struck" Implies anything like "construction has begun" is disingenuous at best and abject stupidity at worst. When construction begins on a project like this, There is a Ceremony, With photographers and politicians and celebrities, and gold plated shovels!! If construction had begun, she would NOT have said ".. when that deal was struck,.." she would have said "...when we began Construction,...". I'm sorry but this article doesn't even rate a single molehill.
@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
7 Sep 08
I know, because it was done by Liberal media, it wasn't done by FOX News. I'm cool with that, I understand that there are a lot of conservatives that don't believe any news that doesn't come from FOX that's your issue. Luckily not the entire US is made of up conservatives.
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• United States
8 Sep 08
ZSun, I really want to believe that you are an intelligent person. But answers like that really challenge that belief. You cannot be serious. I didn't mention FoxNews. I don't watch FoxNews. I don't even have cable and I probably see more CNN on public sets than anything. But that is irrelevant. I showed why this article is a lie. Do you know that difference between "Struck a deal" and "Started construction"? There is a difference and it's HUGE. But libs seem to have this mindset that,"If I Believe it, then it must be true and if I've never heard of it, then it doesn't exist". It's like "The Power of Positive Thinking" Gone horribly wrong.