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Aug 29th 2008

Game Over


7 Responses to “Game Over”

  1. Al

    So my question is why her? I do not know much about her, but she has only been governor for two years, right? What is the thinking here?

  2. doug

    According to the interwebs:

    She’s a corruption fighter. She’s conservative. She’s pro-life. She’s quite attractive. And she is a great campaigner.

  3. travis

    two more key attributes to ms. palin: she is younger than the obamination and, most importantly, she is a hockey mom.

  4. Al

    hockey mom!! Well she most certainly has your vote then. The more I read about her the more I love her!!! What a great move!

  5. Tiff

    I guess I have the same comment as Al. Why? I mean, she has less than 2 years as governor of a state with less than 1 million people. Lets face it, the point of a VP is so that someone can take over if something happens to the president. That happens sometimes. Plus, it’s not like McCain is young. Do we really want to risk our country falling into the hands of someone with so little experience. She may be capable of being good, but I’m not sure she has the experience yet. (Sound familiar?) Perhaps it was a good political move for McCain, but was it a good choice for our country? Will McCain make wise choices for our country? I wonder. I’m not at all excited about this race. I don’t want to vote for either candidate. =(

  6. doug


    Sorry, your comment got caught briefly in the spam filter, or as I have programmed it: the “all comments that slightly disapprove of Sarah Palin” filter. 🙂

    I agree, she doesn’t have the experience of Bush II or Clinton (govs of states for more than one term) and certainly not of Bush I or Reagan, who had been involved in national politics for even longer. She does have more experience than Obama, ironically. But he is hardly the gold standard of experience. I’m not sure who has headed a major ticket with less.

    In any case, she is governor of Alaska. It’s a small state population wise, but with a huge land area, and incredibly important re: energy resources. She negotiated what is probably going to be the biggest infrastructure project in the US in a long time (natural gas pipeline). She has fought (and won!) against a notoriously corrupt political establishment in Alaska.

    She is what the other three guys in this election claim to be: a reformer who gets the job done. And a lot of that is derived directly from her experience, albeit limited, in the executive branch of government, not the legislative.

    While McCain annoys the heck out of me, Palin pushed me over the hump and I will support their ticket this fall.

  7. Tiff

    Thanks for your comments. I’ll keep thinking about it! Who knows, maybe I will find something to convince me to come over. The great thing about not being a politician is that I can flip-flop all I want!