What Sarah Palin apprently believes - 'Iraqi victory' iran war, + fundamentalism

@jend80 (2068)
September 26, 2008 3:40pm CST
Did she really say this - how can anybody think she's remotely suitable to hold any kind of power? Does any one here honestly think that there's been a victory in Iraq and war with Iran is a good idea? http://www.democracynow.org/2008/9/26/headlines#5 "Speaking to CBS News anchor Katie Couric, Palin said, “a surge in Afghanistan also will lead us to victory there, as it has proven to have done in Iraq.” On Iran "Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin: We don’t have to second-guess what their efforts would be if they believe that it is in their country and their allies, including us, all of our best interests to fight against a regime, especially Iran, who would seek to wipe them off the face of the earth." CBS interview on the bailout http://www.democracynow.org/2008/9/2...u_collapses_in "Why isn’t it better, Governor Palin, to spend $700 billion helping middle-class families who are struggling with healthcare, housing, gas and groceries, allow them to spend more and put more money into the economy, instead of helping these big financial institutions that played a role in creating this mess? GOV. SARAH PALIN: That’s why I say, I, like every American I’m speaking with, we’re ill about this position that we have been put in, where it is the taxpayers looking to bailout. But ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the healthcare reform that is needed to help shore up our economy, helping the—oh, it’s got to be all about job creation, too, shoring up our economy and putting it back on the right track. So, healthcare reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions and tax relief for Americans. And trade, we have—we’ve got to see trade as opportunity, not as a competitive, scary thing, but one in five jobs being created in the trade sector today. We’ve got to look at that as more opportunity. All those things under the umbrella of job creation. This bailout is a part of that." and then there's this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEBnZJQZHJg&feature=related (longer clip) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEBnZJQZHJg&feature=related
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@Barbietre (1440)
• United States
26 Sep 08
All I can say is WOW. I have no experience in government, but I bet I could have come up with better answers to those questions.
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@II2aTee (2559)
• United States
26 Sep 08
Good question... and I highly doubt any Palin supporters will be able to defend it either. Unless of course they say something as stupid as she did.
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
26 Sep 08
Ok I have to be honest here, I consider myself a fairly intelligent person, had a great gpa during college but, I have no idea what she is talking about when she is talking. The words that she says rarely make sense to me. Maybe I don't speak Alaskan. lol
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@jend80 (2068)
26 Sep 08
then there's the comments about Putin rasing his head into American airspace and having forgien policy experiance because Russia is Alasca's nextdoor neighbour
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
26 Sep 08
lol I know and did you know Canada is too? By her reasoning, I can see the senior center from my house, I must be a senior citizen lol.
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• United States
27 Sep 08
Palin managed to do one thing in this interview that nothing else she'd said before had managed to do - she offended me personally. That whole 'I didn't come from the kind of background where my parents got me a passport and a backpack when I finished school. Neeeewwww. I grew up in the working class. I had to work. I didn't have time for that.' was so condescending and snotty that it just took me aback. (I know that's not a direct quote - but it was the substance of her response to the question about her not having a passport before last year) My daughter spent a month after she graduated from high school backpacking around Europe - and she did it by going to work when she was fifteen and saving up her money so she could spend time overseas before she attended school on a full scholarship - and it didn't take her six years and five schools to graduate with honors and a 3.75 grade average either. In fact, at age 25, she's just been accepted into a doctoral program - and she's worked full-time the entire time that she's been in school, as well as starting her own company. The idea that only the 'elite' travel and attend good schools and have a curiosity about the rest of the world was truly offensive to me. It says a lot about priorities and attitudes.
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@anniepa (27245)
• United States
29 Sep 08
Great post and good for your daughter! Talk about being out of touch and condescending. Palin either says something totally illiterate and idiotic or insulting and condescending. Annie
• United States
29 Sep 08
Thanks, Annie. For the record, my daughter's company is a non-profit enterprise being funded by a private, personal grant from the family that owns one of our major supermarket chains - and their mission is to teach teens how to interpret media spin and hear through the double-talk. They're developing a curriculum to teach kids how to parse the 'left-wing liberal' media messages and make their own decisions about what they're being fed. One of the first lessons: "Find out who owns these ten newspapers". Kids were stunned to find out how many of them were owned by the same man. One of them just shook his head and said, "No wonder they all say the same thing!" Score!
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@anniepa (27245)
• United States
29 Sep 08
That sounds fascinating! Good for her - you must be very proud of her. Annie
@mcat19 (1358)
• United States
26 Sep 08
I understand the words, but the sentences don't make sense. Palin is a disgrace as a candidate. This is another example of McCain's bad judgment. I am looking forward to the debates. Even the one that McCain is now willing to attend.
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• Canada
26 Sep 08
you just hit on one of my favourite programs. I love Democracy Now, and so does my husband. They broadcast it every day on our local University station. Sarah Palin scares the crap out of me! If you ever come across a copy of the book The Handmaid's Tale by Margret Atwood, read it, or arleast research the character of Serena Joy. Sarah Palin and Serena Joy seem to be one in the same, in my mind.
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@anniepa (27245)
• United States
29 Sep 08
I'm just freaking blown away by this woman! Dear God, what in the world was McCain thinking? This was his first major decision which is supposed to showhe has the good judgment necessary to be President and he picks this loony-tune? At first I was a bit offended because it really did appear that he chose a woman just to choose a woman. I was a bit confused by all the talk that the McCain camp had hopes that some of Hillary's disgruntled supporters would make the switch because of Palin based on the huge differences between the two women on the issues. However, at first I had no clue how unqualified and totally ill-prepared this woman is! Please don't let this ticket get in office, please, please, PLEASE!!! Annie
@evanslf (485)
29 Sep 08
I think McCain chose Palin for very obvious reasons, principally to secure political advantage. The Palin pick was a gamble though, but I understand that McCain likes taking risks. To be fair to McCain, other Presidents have chosen running mates for political reasons as well, so this is nothing new. McCain's problem is that he has to try and show that he is different from Bush, because Bush is so unpopular. But on the other hand, much of the Republican base and the religious right still love Bush. So McCain has to walk a fine line and show voters that he is different from Bush but on the other hand, not antagonise the base whilst he is doing this. McCain also knew that much of the Republican base were not overly exited about him, and he needs the base to be motivated to give donations and do the legwork which is so essential at election time. By picking Palin, McCain therefore re-energised the Republican base in that though many of them still don't trust him, they at least now felt they had someone to vote for (ie Palin). At the same time, McCain would continue is strategy of trying to differentiate himself from Bush. So the Palin pick makes perfect sense and in truth, it has worked particularly in the red states. Prior to the Palin pick, there were a number of southern red states and also northern states like the Dakotas / Montana where McCain's support was aneamic and where Obama wasn't very far behind. Since the Palin pick, these states have become much redder and are now no longer in play. But though the Palin pick has helped McCain consolidate his base and the redder states, it had a far lesser effect in the blue and crucially battleground states. So by chosing Palin i think McCain has avoided a blow-out and Palin may well help Republicans lower down the ticket in the red states, but on the other hand, the pick was a gamble and if Palin falters (in interviews and the VP debate), then this could ultimately harm McCain in the key battleground states come November. But that was the gamble McCain made, a understandable gamble as prior to the Palin pick he was slowly losing this election. The gamble might well have worked, except for the October surprise which came early in September (ie the banking crisis) which has blown McCain and the Republicans off course.