Monday, September 08, 2008

My Thoughts on Sarah Palin

posted by John Blanco @ 10:05 PM


Over the last 10 days, the McCain campaign has executed brilliantly on selecting a virtual unknown, Sarah Palin, for VP and then *carefully* selling her as a brand. They've kept her away from the media, equipped her with a speech she is repeating at every campaign stop, and hardcore social conservatives love her.

What's my opinion? She's the worst VP candidate in American history and a world-class fraud.

If you watched Palin's nomination speech, or acceptance speech at the RNC, you may know 2 things: (1) It was practically the same speech and (2) All her other speeches were the same, too.

Here's where she stands on *every* point:

  • She says she was against the "Bridge to Nowhere". Bullshit. Not only did she support and fight for it, but she promised she would prevent "the spinmeisters" from turning it into a negative! And not only that, but after Congress ended the earmark, she still spent the existing money on OTHER projects! She not only supported this travesty, she stole our money when we said no!
  • She says she sold the Governor's jet on eBay. Bullshit. She did try. It didn't sell. She had to sell it privately. McCain actually said that "she actually made a profit!" Bullshit. it lost half a million dollars. On top of that, the plane was actually used half the time to ship Alaskan prisoners to Arizona because Alaska doesn't have enough jails to support the state. And oh by the way, the whole eBay policy was started years before she even became Governor. What a crock of shit.
  • She mocked the efforts of community organizers. Fraud! Barack Obama spent 3 years as a community organizer FOR HIS CHURCH. As a proud social conservative, Palin is a fraud here. She is trying to score cheap political points at the expense of the proud work of dedicated American citizens. Disgusting.
  • She claims to be a proud opposer to earmarks. Bullshit. No governor has requested and received more earmark dollars per capita than Sarah Palin. She even wrote a note on one document claiming "We did well!" in response to one award.

A lot of people are excited about Palin right now. McCain has risen in the polls, and in many of them, has overtaken Obama. But, the state polls hold, and even favor Obama more...the problem is that Sarah Palin is icing the southern states. In reality, she's extremely polarizing...and the media, who's still vetting her, is only now starting to make public her murky past.

What a fake. What a fraud. Don't believe the hype.


Blogger Linnea said...

Nice post...I'm so offended by her and the GOP spin machine I haven't figured out how to start my own. It would go on forever.

NPR had a "by the way" piece about her record this afternoon...she charged the state of Alaska for 300 nights away last year...which she spent in her own home. WHERE is the media on this?!

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