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(Talking Points Memo)   So you know that investigation into Palin's alleged abuse of power? Turns out the findings are going to be reported a few days before election day   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 262
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2008-08-29 07:45:53 PM  
bp2.blogger.com

/Link is as hot as Alaska's Governor
 
2008-08-29 07:55:08 PM  
is this where the ominous organ music chimes in?

dun Dun DUN!

/oh snap.
 
2008-08-29 08:05:37 PM  
Enough with the Palin links!!!

But...just to add...Karl Rove from "Face The Nation" a few weeks ago:

I think he's going to make an intensely political choice, not a governing choice," Rove said. "He's going to view this through the prism of a candidate, not through the prism of president; that is to say, he's going to pick somebody that he thinks will on the margin help him in a state like Indiana or Missouri or Virginia. He's not going to be thinking big and broad about the responsibilities of president.

With all due respect again to Governor Kaine, he's been a governor for three years

I don't think people could really name a big, important thing that he's done. He was mayor of the 105th largest city in America.

So if he were to pick Governor Kaine, it would be an intensely political choice where he said, `You know what? I'm really not, first and foremost, concerned with, is this person capable of being president of the United States? What I'm concerned about is, can he bring me the electoral votes of the state of Virginia, the 13 electoral votes in Virginia?'


And...Palin....
 
2008-08-29 08:18:21 PM  
newmoonpuppyhead: But...just to add...Karl Rove from "Face The Nation" a few weeks ago:

Karl Rove is a shiathead, who cares what he thinks?
 
2008-08-29 08:24:02 PM  
KaponoFor3: newmoonpuppyhead: But...just to add...Karl Rove from "Face The Nation" a few weeks ago:

Karl Rove is a shiathead, who cares what he thinks?


Republicans?
 
2008-08-29 08:26:16 PM  
keylock71: Republicans?

He's a pariah among reasonable GOP members, they recognize the damage they did in the party's name.
 
2008-08-29 08:27:21 PM  
KaponoFor3: keylock71: Republicans?

He's a pariah among reasonable GOP members, they recognize the damage they did in the party's name.



I hope so...
 
2008-08-29 08:28:39 PM  
KaponoFor3: they recognize the damage they did in the party's name.

interesting slip.
 
2008-08-29 08:31:12 PM  
KaponoFor3: newmoonpuppyhead: But...just to add...Karl Rove from "Face The Nation" a few weeks ago:

Karl Rove is a shiathead, who cares what he thinks?



I am no Rove fan, but his comments seem to be completely accurate in this case. McCain only considered potential effect on votes when making this choice, completely disregarding the actual ability of the person to do the job.
 
2008-08-29 08:33:50 PM  
Mordant: interesting slip.

Have you seen McCain campaigning with Bush? No sir. Anyone intelligent knows he is far, far too unpopular (right or wrong).

ohnonotfloridaagain: I am no Rove fan, but his comments seem to be completely accurate in this case. McCain only considered potential effect on votes when making this choice, completely disregarding the actual ability of the person to do the job.

Probably. As did Obama. He picked Biden because:

1) Experience
2) Foreign policy creds

Both areas he was weak in.
 
2008-08-29 08:39:53 PM  
KaponoFor3: , completely disregarding the actual ability of the person to do the job.

Probably. As did Obama. He picked Biden because:

1) Experience
2) Foreign policy creds

Both areas he was weak in.


So he picked him for experience with the Senate/Congress, and history (most notably in foreign policy)... what other qualities about the job were you looking for?
 
2008-08-29 08:41:05 PM  
As least Palin will have time to learn how to be President, unlike Obama who will be getting OJT for his first lengthy leadership position.

-P
 
2008-08-29 08:44:25 PM  
Ahh, "they" includes Bush. I would have thought more Republicans (the clever ones) would try to paint Rove as a lone gunman and let him take the fall for most of what happened.
 
2008-08-29 08:44:58 PM  
KaponoFor3: keylock71: Republicans?

He's a pariah among reasonable GOP members, they recognize the damage they did in the party's name.


Reasonable? Heh. Palin is not a reasonable choice. Unless you're talking about the campaign...and not the country.
 
2008-08-29 08:46:11 PM  
ThrowsLikeAGirl: As least Palin will have time to learn how to be President, unlike Obama who will be getting OJT for his first lengthy leadership position.

-P


Oh gawd. Does it ever end?
 
2008-08-29 08:49:34 PM  
KaponoFor3: Probably. As did Obama. He picked Biden because:

1) Experience
2) Foreign policy creds

Both areas he was weak in.


What areas was McCain weak in for him to choose Palin? Hillary voters and the conservative wing of his party?
 
2008-08-29 08:49:42 PM  
newmoonpuppyhead: ThrowsLikeAGirl: As least Palin will have time to learn how to be President, unlike Obama who will be getting OJT for his first lengthy leadership position.

-P

Oh gawd. Does it ever end?


For the Obama camp, yes, on the 4th.

-P
 
2008-08-29 08:53:23 PM  
The spin on Palin. She's a "maverick". (new window)

I shiat you not.
 
2008-08-29 08:58:21 PM  
newmoonpuppyhead: The spin on Palin. She's a "maverick". (new window)

I shiat you not.


I can play that game too! (pops)
 
2008-08-29 09:09:03 PM  
I think Rove is a genius.
 
2008-08-29 09:09:16 PM  
ThrowsLikeAGirl: newmoonpuppyhead: The spin on Palin. She's a "maverick". (new window)

I shiat you not.

I can play that game too! (pops)


A Republican thinks picking the mayor from "Northern Exposure" was a brilliant choice? NO WAI!
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2008-08-29 09:14:42 PM  
KaponoFor3: Anyone intelligent knows he is far, far too unpopular

I've seen them engage in foreplay.

www.nobodyasked.com
 
2008-08-29 09:21:36 PM  
What constitutes and abuse of power in Alaska? She caught too many salmon?
 
2008-08-29 09:44:36 PM  
<puts on tin foil hat>

This is all a setup by Rove, man.

He knows that she'll have to quit a few days before the election and he'll spin it as persecution by the "Libs".

Then they'll substitute in someone *really* odious as the Veep, but there won't be time for the voters to examine his record.

Then when McSame "wins" the Diebold vote and keels over on January 21st the anti-Christ will begin his reign in Washington!!!!111oneone1!

<puff>
<cough>

I know it's true because I read it in an email from someone who knows Rove's secretary's first cousin.

</tin foil>
 
2008-08-29 09:45:33 PM  
farm3.static.flickr.com

Just look at this for a while and you'll forget everything.
 
2008-08-29 09:47:27 PM  
KaponoFor3: 1) Experience
2) Foreign policy creds

Both areas he was weak in.


So what does Palin bring to the table? Rightwing abortion cred.
That where McCain was lacking wasn't it. pandering to the agents of intolerance?
 
2008-08-29 09:51:10 PM  
bulldg4life: What areas was McCain weak in for him to choose Palin?


- Taxes
- 1st amendment rights
- 2nd amendment rights
- Poor temper, not very likable

I'm sure there's more I can't think of at the moment.
 
2008-08-29 09:53:10 PM  
jbuist: - Taxes
- 1st amendment rights
- 2nd amendment rights
- Poor temper, not very likable

I'm sure there's more I can't think of at the moment.


Really, dude?

Like...for real?

Those are the reasons she was picked?

I can't tell if you're kidding or not...
 
2008-08-29 10:11:04 PM  
KaponoFor3: He's a pariah among reasonable GOP members, they recognize the damage they did in the party's name.

So the logical thing to do would be distance yourself from him and his influence completely. As opposed to say putting his protege in charge of your day-to-day operations?

Or, you know, not.
 
2008-08-29 10:18:55 PM  
hb0mb: I think Rove is a genius.

political genius:yes
evil:yes
douchebag: most certain
 
2008-08-29 10:22:13 PM  
newmoonpuppyhead: KaponoFor3: keylock71: Republicans?

He's a pariah among reasonable GOP members, they recognize the damage they did in the party's name.

Reasonable? Heh. Palin is not a reasonable choice. Unless you're talking about the campaign...and not the country.


Ah, so a smart, well-principled woman with more executive experience than the presidential nominee for the Dems is bad for the country?

Same ol' puppyhead.
 
2008-08-29 10:26:56 PM  
TheConvincingSavant: Ah, so a smart, well-principled woman with more executive experience than the presidential nominee for the Dems is bad for the country?

She has more executive experience than McCain too.

Maybe she should be the GOP nom for president?
 
2008-08-29 10:27:01 PM  
burndtdan: vagina.

You mean coitus?
 
2008-08-29 10:30:42 PM  
TheConvincingSavant: Ah, so a smart, well-principled woman with more executive experience than the presidential nominee for the Dems is bad for the country?

I'm not surprised to see someone like you-- who has committed a felony by impersonating a Marine officer -- spouting the "executive experience" meme.

I don't know who started this "executive experience" idea, but it's complete nonsense. There are very, very few ways that the governor of any state, much less Alaska, shares anything like the responsibilities that the president does.
 
2008-08-29 10:31:41 PM  
bulldg4life: TheConvincingSavant: Ah, so a smart, well-principled woman with more executive experience than the presidential nominee for the Dems is bad for the country?

She has more executive experience than McCain too.

Maybe she should be the GOP nom for president?


So who'll replace Barry?
 
2008-08-29 10:38:08 PM  
TheConvincingSavant: Ah, so a smart, well-principled woman with more executive experience than the presidential nominee for the Dems is bad for the country?

Same ol' puppyhead.


I think you should build a fort out of couch pillows and defend it against the vicious attacks from the hated libs, then get back to us with the gory details. While you're at it, cook up some more stories about your time in the shiat. Those are always entertaining.
 
2008-08-29 10:40:58 PM  
TheConvincingSavant: So who'll replace Barry?

I dunno, you know of any soldiers in the marine core that would be good for the job?
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2008-08-29 10:54:47 PM  
TheUnconvincingSavant:
Ah, so a smart, well-principled...


Compared to you, yes she's smart and principled. Compared to 99% of the population, no.
 
2008-08-29 11:01:39 PM  
Since this article seems to apply, I may as well post this here:

There's a reason why you heard Palin's name dropped repeatedly over the last six months, and why you stopped hearing it about a month ago. She's a conservative's conservative, being both anti-government intrusion and saying all the right things on the core issues of abortion, guns, and gays. However, the whole abuse of executive power thing pretty much killed her as a viable candidate. Or so... well, everyone thought. Everyone, apparently, but John McCain and pals.

TCS:
That's core issues, as in central to the platform. No worries, your fellow soldiers aren't gay and having abortions. Yet.
 
2008-08-29 11:06:54 PM  
I expect nothing will come of this.
 
2008-08-29 11:07:45 PM  
KaponoFor3: keylock71: Republicans?

He's a pariah among reasonable GOP members, they recognize the damage they did in the party's name.


Of course, they waited until they were finished reaping the benefits of using him to recognize it.
 
2008-08-29 11:08:13 PM  
www.usmagazine.com
 
2008-08-29 11:08:30 PM  
Obdicut: I don't know who started this "executive experience" idea, but it's complete nonsense. There are very, very few ways that the governor of any state, much less Alaska, shares anything like the responsibilities that the president does.

well, she would be great if america ever doesn't have enough snow to host our annual sled race.
 
2008-08-29 11:10:10 PM  
McCain camp claims $3 million poured in by 6m ET after Palin pick.
 
2008-08-29 11:11:41 PM  
I highly recommend that all of our good liberal friends push this story just as hard as they possibly can. The world needs to hear all of the details about how Palin tried to get fired a cop who threatened her dad, tasered his own stepson, and drank beer in his police car.

Certainly, the public will certainly turn against her most certainly.

It is in the national interest that no stone be unturned on this one!
 
2008-08-29 11:11:44 PM  
Please tell me McCain is not checking out her ARSE in this clip.

Is he? He looks up when she pauses for applause and fidgets with his wedding ring but really...is he checking out her ARSE?
 
2008-08-29 11:13:28 PM  
Gov. Sarah Palin's youngest child has Down syndrome, a genetic abnormality that affects a child's intellectual and physical development.

I don't know about the rest of you, but after 8 years of Dubya, I think we shouldn't have anymore retards in the White House.
 
2008-08-29 11:14:10 PM  
Non-story, overzealous governor.
 
2008-08-29 11:14:33 PM  
Chess90: McCain camp claims $3 million poured in by 6m ET after Palin pick.

That ought to ensure they aren't entirely embarrassed by Obama's August numbers. They may even sort of approach making it somewhat close, possibly.
 
2008-08-29 11:15:18 PM  
seattlepi.nwsource.com
 
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