Sarah Palin for Vice President
Last night, Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska, gave one of the most breathtakingly inspirational political speeches in American history at the Party’s National Convention in Minnesota. Leader of a state with massive untapped fossil fuel resources, as part of that masterful performance she declared:
With Russia wanting to control a vital pipeline in the Caucasus, and to divide and intimidate our European allies by using energy as a weapon, we cannot leave ourselves at the mercy of foreign suppliers.
She spoke of John McCain as being among those who “have seen evil, and seen how evil is overcome.”
When the Republican primary season was just beginning, we endorsed John McCain for the Republican nomination without hesitation, and when he got it we ethusiastically endorsed him for the presidency. Our blog is now honored to carry his campaign badge in its sidebar. His choice of Governor Palin, by far the most qualified of all the four major-party candidates in the race as the only one who has ever held elected executive authority, stands as one of the most brilliant political moves in the history of the presidency, and we endorse her for vice president without reservation. When we think about a sexist pig like Vladimir Putin being forced to sit across the table from a President Palin, a person he can never possibly hope to comprehend, we quite literally get goosebumps.
It is clear that the barbaric actions of Russian dictatator Vladimir Putin have unified American political leaders on Russian foreign policy. At the Democratic Convention in Denver just days ago, their nominee Barack Obama blasted and condemned Russian aggression, and his vice-presidential nominee Joe Biden has taken the lead in confronting Russia over Georgia, speedily passing a $1 billion aid package to make the clearest possible statement of American policy.
But as former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said at the Republican Convention last night, Obama has not spent one single day wielding executive power in his entire life. He’s a state legislator who recently became U.S. Senator, and while he was in the state body he refused to cast an up or down vote more than 100 times while he was in the chamber, choosing instead to vote merely “present.” Giuliani scathingly mocked Obama for his cowardice, saying that an executive has no such option but must instead make the tough decision every time, as Palin has been doing in Alaska for nearly two years now. Once in the Senate, Obama accomplished nothing more than strutting, preening and launching a presidential compaign based entirely on those qualities. John McCain’s experience is even more vivid and salient, having commanded large numbers of men in battle, and coming from a long line of naval admirals, and serving a brutal period of captivity as a prisoner of war. He is, in short, a bona fide American hero and the perfect choice to lead the U.S., and the world, in the new cold war with Russia.
As Palin spoke last night, a palpably electric current of joy ran through those assembled, and through the mighty American nation. For Sarah Palin is the American dream, personified. A plain-talking, straight-shooting (literally, she hunts) Westerner, Palin has risen from “hockey mom” to mayor to become the first female governor of Alaska and a wildly popular state leader. The executive achievements she touted in her speech were very real and tangible; and Barack Obama has nothing in his resume to answer them.
Palin is a staunch conservative, who energizes McCain’s political base to rapture. She is a dynamic young leader, a perfect foil for the elderly McCain — indeed, a beauty contest winner, easily the hottest vice president in U.S. history. The scurrilous smear campaign that panicked Democrats immediately launched against her has only served to further galvanize conservatives. And she stands an excellent chance of becoming the very first woman to hold national executive power in the United States, a moment that is long overdue. As such, she thrills and empowers American women, who ought to come out to the polls on election day in record droves to support her. They should be shocked and appalled at the Democrats’ smear campaign, so soon after the party mistreated Hillary Clinton in a similar manner. And they are.
And as the only person with elected executive experience in the race, Palin sets the total lack of such credentials on the Democratic side into stark relief. It is, to say the least, utterly laughable to hear Obama claim that his experience running his own campaign for president qualifies him to be president. He is the most unqualified candidate for the position since the one who gave us the Bay of Pigs, the Vietnam War, a hidden drug addiction, mafia ties and sordid affairs with cheap floozies, betraying his young wife and beautiful children — an candidate who was elected by one of the narrowest margins in electoral history.
For all these reasons, McCain’s choice of Palin was a true master stroke. But all that fell aside when Palin spoke, and her ringing, history-making words made it clear that she is quite simply a great American that the country would be lucky to have as president. In a rock-solid, tough-as-nails but still warm and engaging tone, Sarah Palin looked America in the eye and showed the country what she is made of, reminding the country of its bottomless inner strength in the heartland:
We grow good people in our small towns, with honesty, sincerity, and dignity. grew up with those people. They are the ones who do some of the hardest work in America … who grow our food, run our factories, and fight our wars. They love their country, in good times and bad, and they’re always proud of America. I had the privilege of living most of my life in a small town. I was just your average hockey mom, and signed up for the PTA because I wanted to make my kids’ public education better.
Her son is being deployed to Iraq as a solider. Her stunningly beautiful young daughter smiled radiantly and waved happily to the assembled crowd. She held her new baby in her arms.
And she said to the world: Watch out. Here comes a new generation of Americans, and as much greatness as we have already achieved in our glorious history, you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet!
Oh PUUUULEEEEZZZEEEE!!!!! This woman doesn’t know squat about Russia. She was told to insert those lines.
LA RUSSOPHOBE RESPONDS:
Your statement, implying you have inside information about the speechwriting process, is ludicrous on its face and makes you look like a hallucinating lunatic. She is in a position to open the taps on Alaskan oil drilling, and that could severely damage Russia’s financial picture. Moreover, our point isn’t that she’s a Russia scholar (America is a little bit bigger than that, you know), but that she’s a classic Reagan conservative who will take the hardest possible line on Russia; that is perfectly clear, and she has access to far better sources of information that you do. For you to imply that you can read her mind is the statement of a psychotic.
Moreover, are you suggesting that Barack Obama has searching, detailed knowledge of Russia? That would be even more hysterically funny! He didn’t even know the country existed until this campaign began, and his initial response to the Georgia attack was PATHETIC and utterly ignorant. Then he suddenly and radically changed it. Was he “told” to do that too? As for Biden, his policy amounts to closing the barn door after horse has bolted. Where was Biden when McCain was calling for G-8 ejection more than a year ago? Nowhere to be heard.
You sound for all the world like a nervous Democrat who’s just been hit with a massive haymaker upside the head.
I think Palin will make a fine VP and I am glad for Russophobe’s endorsement. Her election would sure blunt Putin’s plan to take back Alaska.
“Starting in January, in a McCain-Palin administration, we’re going to lay more pipelines … build more nuclear plants … create jobs with clean coal … and move forward on solar, wind, geothermal and other alternative sources.”
— In that order of priority, I’m sure. More of the same? Thanks but no thanks.
LA RUSSOPHOBE RESPONDS:Maverick McCain more of the same? First female republican on the ticket in history ring a bell? If you think Barack Obama has a proven record of purifying the enviornment, you’d best think again.
she gave a fine speech—one that any high school drama student could give. and yea, of course mccain’s folks wrote the speech.
but she seems smart, and passed the “i belong on this stage” test.
still—i want to see her do a presser, the debate, and a long interview with a good journalist will help too.
but yea—so far she’s holding up, and the WHOLE point of her selection is to get the white working-class vote in michigan, ohio and pennsylvania.
LA RUSSOPHOBE RESPONDS:
Have you spent a lot of time listening to Palin’s speeches over the past two years, enabling you to identify her words? Are you suggesting you can prove any other candidate’s remarks have been original? If not,what difference does it make? Maybe Stalin’s work was 100% original, and Hitler’s too. Don’t see the point, except maybe some subconscious sexism.
Joe Biden, however, is no high school drama student. He couldn’t, and didn’t, come close to Palin’s speech. A high school drama student could also read Martin Luther King’s words — but lacking his identity, could not electrify a planet as Palin has done.
Biden is, on the other hand, an actual plagiarist.
la russophobe give me a break , Sara Palin’s nomination for vice president is nothing but an insult to women and not only. I wonder if she knew about existence of Georgia prior to August. The woman just got her passport last year, she has no clue what she is talking about, some speech writer wrote that speech for her. The Pro “life” woman vice presidential candidate who teaches creationism in public schools and is supposed to be a “value” candidate should implement the “values” in her own family. No self rescpecting woman will vote for her, Hillary has fought for women’s issues almost all her life and this soccer mom or hockey mom whatever she is, thinks that she can pick up her vote. Wishful thinking _ that’s all I have to say about this nomination. But as a democrat I am happy.
Palin in her own words:
“Al Qaeda terrorists still plot to inflict catastrophic harm on America … he’s worried that someone won’t read them their rights?”
That says it all.
The only women who hate Governor Palin are pro-abortion and ugly themselves. Perhaps she is limited in some ways, but she sure has more experience than Obama who has yet to prove his worth (he can’t coast on “change” and “hope” forever). Furthermore, Obama has made it clear he wishes to appease tyrants. I suppose you don’t need foreign policy experience to be a coward.
Uh, no I don’t have special insight into the speechwriting process. I just read the countless media reports that stated that her speech was written by Bush speechwriter Michael Scully with a team of McCain campaign speechwriters plus her.
Obama actually does write his own speeches. Here’s what he said in his acceptance speech:
I will also renew the tough, direct diplomacy that can prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons and curb Russian aggression.
Obama in Berlin spoke up about “standing up for a values when we must” vis-a-vis Russia.
Palin makes one lame comment regarding Russia and energy and you paste her face all over her blog. I don’t recall seeing Obama’s face plastered all over your blog with with an “endorsement” after any of Obama’s words on Russia. In fact, I don’t recall any mention of it on the blog at all.
LA RUSSOPHOBE RESPONDS: That’s because you don’t read this blog, you idiot, you only spout off your absurd self-absorbed nonsense. We quoted him here:
And besides that, we recognize what he said IN THIS POST. You, on the other hand, ignore the fact that Obama only made this tough statement AFTER making a completely different statement that was totally soft and pathetic, and which Giuliani ridiculed in his speech to the convention. So perhaps he was “told” to say those words too.
We demand an apology.
Meanwhile, you provide ZERO links to your alleged source material either as to Palin or Obama. You are simply spouting sophomoric nonsense. “Countless”? You don’t link to a single one, nor do you explain how any source you rely on had access to the speechwriting process.
Dimwit. Liar. Rubbish.
If I were a Taliban mullah, I’d be dancing in the streets at the thought of a President Palin. First of all, she wants to teach Creationism in schools, which would drag American kids down to the Taliban madras level of stoneage education. And then, a few weeks ago, Palin’s pastor invited David Brickner, head of Jews for Jesus, to speak at Palin’s church (Palin was there). The ADL has slammed Brickner for the worst kind of Iranian-style anti-Semitism. Brickner called radical Islamic terror attacks against Jews God’s “judgment of unbelief” of Jews. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0908/13098.html
McCain just lost this voter.
LA RUSSOPHOBE RESPONDS:
Josh, you are simply a bald LIAR. Charles Johnson, of Little Green Footballs, and ardent anti-creationist, has endorsed Palin’s view on the subject as perfectly reasonable.
The fact that you need to try to smear her simply shows how afraid you are of her and what a brilliant mastertroke it was for McCain to nominate her.
Meanwhile, all the major terrorist groups like Hezbollah and Hamas have formally endorsed Obama. That just about says it all.
Your lies are pathetic, dude. Get a life.
I was actually going to sit this election out. Not a McCain fan (especially after some of his more infamous bills), but Palin’s name on the ticket… She’s got more than what it takes to be vp, and yeah-maybe some day president.
I’m excited because she is ‘honest’. She has more ‘foreign policy’ experience than Obama. Especially in light that she needs to deal with trade issues, foreign trade issues, having the Russian navy monitoring her coast line due to our military being there and some special projects up there, and having to deal with a land mass thats is almost as big as the total lower 48.
No I would not vote for a woman just because the person is a woman and it should be about time to have a woman vp or pres. I vote for the person who can do the best job. Palin counters the negative I feel McCain has, though I will give McCain extra bonus points for not acting like a wimp when it comes to dealing with US-hating countries.
?What’s the difference between a pit-bull and a hockey mom?
Ha ha ha. She is great!
Much of the blame for the rise of fascism in Russia can be linked to the Bush administration’s failure to see Putin for what he really was. While McCain has shown much better understanding of Russia, I don’t see anything exciting in the prospect of a possible Palin presidency. The problem is not so much her lack of foreign policy experience but the fact she doesn’t seem to have had any interest it. She is a conservative, so was George Bush. I hope McCain lives to be 96, elected or not. Reading your Nashi like worship of Palin and rabid name calling, you might want to cut back on the Kool-Aid.
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She has been more successful in her first two years than any other in recent memory, except Bobby Jindal. Her success with Alaska is amazing.
Disregard what the KosKats and Moveon-ers and Code Pinkos say.
They get their talking points from street agitating communist revolutionaries with the promise of preach this and we can make a new world.
Sadly, Obama’s economic policies are looking more and more like his father’s failed economic policies in Kenya… Mugabe has been a disaster for his country.
Now. I wonder if Soros and Putin has any relationship.
If John McCain gets elected simply because of his running mate, that is something that I’m not willing to be a part of.
He may know the scale of warfare against a small fractional army financed by russia, but he does not understand the implications of concessions to unreasonable people.
Of course Obama doesn’t either, but his failure will not be a burden for more than four years.
If you understand the difference between a latent failure, and a catastrophic failure, you will understand what I mean.
“Her success with Alaska is amazing”
I agree. She should stay there. Even Putin did pretty good with high oil prices.
“Disregard what the…” Why? The very basis of a free society is access to a wide variety of views. Why not take advantage of it? Why limit oneself to Limbaugh and the Bible?
“Mugabe has been a disaster for his country” Did you mean to say Bush? Mugabe has nothing to do with the US or Kenya.
“communist revolutionaries” Those pretty much died with Guevara several decades ago. I wouldn’t worry too much about a communist uprising. The rise of fascism and theocracies should be more of a concern.
“I wonder if Soros and Putin has any relationship.”
Yes, they do.They hate each other. Soros has been supporting democracy in Eastern Europe since day one.
In fact Soros is probably a bigger threat to Putin than NATO.
Frank has something that is called anal fatigue syndrome, comparing the disastrous failure of Mugabe and the relatively constant growth of Bush.
I really see no comparison, did the “bush” deprive farmers of their land, livelihoods, and sometimes their lives(along with their wives and children)? Did the “Bush” nationalize the transportation of these foodstocks? Did the “Bush” make public stocks more favorable to people that support him?”
Obviously he could not have done the third item if the first two were not available to him.
Tyranny is in the eye of the holder.