August 30, 2008

Poll: Palin Pick Arrests Obama Bounce; McCain/Palin 47%, Obama/Biden 45%
— Ace

That's the good news.

The bad news: It's Zogby.

Posted by: Ace at 06:03 PM | Comments (146)
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1 At this point, even a tie looks like a tidal wave.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at August 30, 2008 06:05 PM (6L459)

2 Worse news.  The Republican intelligentsia.  The folk the Republican politicians count on to help give them a voice are dumber than a box of Kossites.  Kossites are more loyal though.
 http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=OTI3NDgyZDg2ODBiMjdiN2ZlMmNkMmRiMjMwZjE3ZWU

Posted by: The Obvious at August 30, 2008 06:06 PM (1g+FW)

3

Today I have a new found respect for Zogby, even though it may be gone by next week.

But that's just the kind of blinkard philistine situational ethics I've come to expect from myself.

 

Posted by: SlaveDog at August 30, 2008 06:09 PM (6Gy0q)

4 The bad news: It's Zogby.

That's the better news. Zogby is unreliable, yes. But what makes it unreliable is the fact that it usually shows the left doing better than it is. For example, see Zogby's predictions on election night 04.

Posted by: Benson at August 30, 2008 06:10 PM (qzcNU)

5
One thing that bugs me about these polls that show Obama ahead is that they've had their convention, we have not. They have had a full week of
radio/paper/television  coverage (free advertising) by the people who love to give them tongue baths, we have no.  That's why the donks are so happy about these hurricanes -- that and the fact that they love humanity but hate people.

Posted by: grc at August 30, 2008 06:13 PM (+87Ff)

6 Zogby comments:
hey, she has dealt with a small town city council - that alone could be preparation for staring down Vladimir Putin, right?

Actually, yes. As someone who directs operational risk management for a global financial corporation, yet lives in BFE (Bum Fsck Egypt in case you're not familiar with the term), I've learned long ago that people like Sarah Palin are the first on my list for recognizing risks when they're developing.

It may be a shock to the affluent upper classers here, but you guys just don't read risk right. Growing up, upper classers were too detached from the consequence to develop a strong capacity to read and predict risk. Crash daddy's BMW? You'll get yelled at, yet the family survives and another BMW reappears shortly. Likewise, the bottom classes aren't of much utility in assessing risk. No matter what they do - right decision or wrong - they get screwed. You just can't develop good predictive models in environments where cause and effect are detached like the top and bottom classes.

Sarah clearly came from the middle, where taking the right risks resulted in return. She struck me as a risk manager from the very beginning, when she said "A boat in harbor is safe, but that's not what it was built for." She recognizes risk optimization (e.g. what ISO 31000 attempts to teach executives). She's a natural. Her husband too comprehends risk optimization, which is exceptionally evident in his four-time victory in the 2000 mile snowmachine race he's competed in.

The point is this: America has become too complacant and has too many parasites (Biden, Obama, etc.) tearing it down. We've become risk averse, yet this behavior actually magnifies the real risk we encounter (hence 9/11, Putin's assault on Georgia and other barbarians at the gate). If you want to see America continue, you need generals from the middle like Sarah, not the sitzpinklers and poseurs from the top and bottom like McCain and Obama.

I'm voting for Palin this election, not McCain. Her natural expertise as a risk manager is beyond what I hope to instill in our executive management.

Posted by: redherkey at August 30, 2008 06:15 PM (kjqFg)

7 It's a suicidal pick! A SUICIDAL PICK! I am the Great Conservative Pundit, listen to me, you fucking hicks! What do you know about Washington Politics?

Posted by: Charles Krauthammer at August 30, 2008 06:16 PM (ubHgw)

8 Today I have a new found respect for Zogby, even though it may be gone by next week. But that's just the kind of blinkard philistine situational ethics I've come to expect from myself. Love your comments, you need to ask Ace to give you the CODE for the oopen blog!

Posted by: Hongqi at August 30, 2008 06:19 PM (+WuMm)

9 They spent a $120 million dollars and that's what they have to show for it?

Well played Democrats, well played.

Posted by: DrewM. at August 30, 2008 06:19 PM (hlYel)

10 Her nomination did cause everyone to change focus on a dime.  There's basically a "second look at McCain!" moment happening.  America has a long weekend to chew it over.

Posted by: The Chewbacca Defense at August 30, 2008 06:19 PM (nuuDA)

11 I'm voting for Palin this election, not McCain.

Second that!

Posted by: shit-house lawyer at August 30, 2008 06:20 PM (2CVxB)

12 So no one has found that video from earlier today of Biden at Dublin, OH, saying you need to shift 2 BATTALIONS to Aghanistan?

Posted by: Christoph at August 30, 2008 06:20 PM (hawOV)

13 They spent a $120 million dollars and that's what they have to show for it?

Shoulda gone with the raising podium and the flashpots.

Posted by: shit-house lawyer at August 30, 2008 06:21 PM (2CVxB)

14 Well, fuck: I usually like Krauthammer, but he totally missed the boat on this one.

Posted by: Dave J at August 30, 2008 06:28 PM (qsGH+)

15 Hey, you dipshits at National Review! Don't make me come back there and eat some brains! Get with the program! You're screwing up my magazine!

PAAAAAAAALIN....

Posted by: Zombie William F. Buckley at August 30, 2008 06:28 PM (ubHgw)

16 Krauthammer...such a yawn. Can't shake his liberal roots.

Posted by: Hongqi at August 30, 2008 06:31 PM (+WuMm)

17 McCain/Palin will fall 30 points behind by tomorrow:  the AP has reported that the LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF WISCONSIN, BARBARA LAWTON, has declared that Palin would make a "pretty fragile" president:

http://www.startribune.com/politics/27667294.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O W3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUnciaec8O7EyUsr

Now, yes, Lawton is a Democrat, and yes, Lawton is Lieutenant Governor rather than Real Governor, but AP wouldn't have reported it if Lawton's opinion weren't somehow critically important.

Posted by: The Raving Atheist at August 30, 2008 06:33 PM (6y4MZ)

18 Something tells me that Zombie Abraham Lincoln and Zombie Ronald Reagan would be proud to see their party put this woman on the ticket.

Also, it's a real tragedy that Margaret Thatcher is unable to comment on this, because of her illness - that woman knew something about being a barracuda, and a target for vicious attacks from the left wing. She could have offered some great advice, I hope Sarah reads her memoirs.

Posted by: Jim62sch at August 30, 2008 06:33 PM (ubHgw)

19

I wanted Romney. But I like Palin, mostly because she's not Huckabee or Lieberman.

 

Posted by: Jones at August 30, 2008 06:36 PM (KOkrW)

20 Worse news. The Republican intelligentsia. The folk the Republican politicians count on to help give them a voice are dumber than a box of Kossites. Kossites are more loyal though. This is what Palin said today in PA "And she still sounded a little surprised to be on the ticket. “Well, I know that when Senator McCain asked me to be his running mate, he had a short list of highly qualified men and women,’’ she said. “To have made that list at all was a privilege. And to have been chosen, it brings a great challenge. I know that it will demand the best that I have to give, and I promise nothing less.’’ The chattering class have no clue. Contrast this to the arrogant O! and bumbling Battalion Biden. One day 2.

Posted by: topsecretk9 at August 30, 2008 06:37 PM (5sJ00)

21 ON day 2.

Posted by: topsecretk9 at August 30, 2008 06:38 PM (5sJ00)

22 Brit Hume needs to slap some sense into Krauthammer. His elitism won't let him accept Palin. He has been in DC too long. Palin, her family, her background all offend his highbrow sensibilities. He is a country club Conservative.

Posted by: eman at August 30, 2008 06:42 PM (SeMKR)

23

 PALIN / MALKIN - '16

"We are so fucked..." - V. Putin

Posted by: sherlock at August 30, 2008 06:43 PM (ojW85)

24

The pick has pissed off the right people. And also excited the right people.

And I'll say this : Coming from fricken Alaska, with a damn fisherman husband and 5 kids, she really fuckin is 'outside the beltway'. In a way you just don't normally see.

Posted by: Entropy at August 30, 2008 06:44 PM (HgAV0)

25 A poll of shoppers at America's most successful merchant chain, WalMart, resulted in approximately 24% Obama to 64% McCain supporters. Scoff at the typical American if you like, but admit McCain's popularity as well.

Posted by: I ain't Obama's granny at August 30, 2008 06:45 PM (F1b/5)

26 Incidentally, I know that Biden was tanked and making up crap about people who weren't alive yet...but the story on why he left Pennsylvania? Because he wanted to be famous? The Celebrity seeking twins? The Presidency is sought for fame. Great.

Posted by: topsecretk9 at August 30, 2008 06:46 PM (5sJ00)

27 I wanted to go to NO, but Barry said I'll be real busy this week.

Posted by: Obama's bus at August 30, 2008 06:48 PM (SeMKR)

28 I admit that it's time the Republicans found a new pundit class.  One that is actually willing to talk to a Republican without dousing themselves in hand sanitizer after they are through.

Posted by: The Obvious at August 30, 2008 06:49 PM (1g+FW)

29 I get more impressed with Brit Hume every time I see him - the best straight news man on television. If CBS/NBC/ABC had a clue, Hume would be holding their anchor desk in place of Couric/Williams/that other guy - he'd be the new Walter Cronkite, except not batshit crazy like the old Walter Cronkite.

But they'd rather push their ideology than make money or have a good reputation.

Posted by: Jim62sch at August 30, 2008 06:49 PM (ubHgw)

30 <i>poll of shoppers at America's most successful merchant chain, WalMart, resulted in approximately 24% Obama to 64% McCain supporters</i>

My mother-in-law (retired, lifelong Democrat, married to a Teamster) called me after the Palin announcement. and told me she was surprised and pleased at the pick. As someone in my life who's one of the most pragmatic at reading people (yet has a high school education and is as blue collar woman as they come), she saw Palin as the first "real people" in recent memory to be running.

She's never liked McCain. Just not sincere. Obama? "What is he hiding? It's clear he's never worked a hard day in his life." Biden? We ended talking about snakes in the grass after discussing the Deleware Senator who's had excessive experience contemplating grand thoughts and never doing a damn thing.

The institution (on both sides) is going to react negatively to Palin. I know Romney (who I supported) already has gone into shock. Who would have ever figured John McCain had it in him to make such a wildcard pick that would shake the fat-cat system up to this extent?

Posted by: redherkey at August 30, 2008 06:52 PM (kjqFg)

31 Is Biden often drunk in the middle of the day or is he just trying to cope with the record setting pasting he knows is coming?

Posted by: eman at August 30, 2008 06:53 PM (SeMKR)

32 Who gives a shit what some dipshit LTGOV says from Wisconsin!!!  Unless she's hawt of course!

Posted by: CDR M at August 30, 2008 06:54 PM (TJoU6)

33 OT: How is the Secret Service going to keep her from carrying?

Posted by: Fox2! at August 30, 2008 06:57 PM (nTLxP)

34 Little known 'Cuda-fact: If Russia isn't out of Georgia pretty soon, the Pentagon is recommending that GWB ask Sarah Palin to walk over to the shore of the Bering Straight, and yell "Don't make me come over there, bitches!!"

Posted by: sherlock at August 30, 2008 06:57 PM (ojW85)

35 The thought that one has to have experience in running a country in order to be Pres is kind of absurd when you think about it.  I mean if you had previous experience running a country would you be eligible?  And really, would you want Merkel to come over and have a a crack at it?

The truth is that most people elected to POTUS  have no real experience in running a country.

And in a way, that's the beauty of it.

K

Posted by: Kestrel at August 30, 2008 07:01 PM (gBnKJ)

36 President Palin has a nice ring to it.

Posted by: eman at August 30, 2008 07:02 PM (SeMKR)

37 Eman He said he wanted to be famous. I wouldn't be surprised if Biden is acting like it's a "party" everyday AKA not serious, cuz he's gonna be famous!

Posted by: topsecretk9 at August 30, 2008 07:03 PM (5sJ00)

38 redherkey  I couldn't agree with you more.  Shake up The Fat Cat system indeed. 
Gustav isn't the only hurricane rolling into town. 

Posted by: sirsurfalot at August 30, 2008 07:04 PM (Czvjx)

39 the obvious, I too am more concerned with the Republican 'bigwig' pundits than I am about polls (but no poll about Palin's effect will be reliable until probably Tuesday).

Yeah, we get it, she was only Mayer for 20 months, but she did a lot of respectable stuff before that, and her actual story is impressive.  People look to them to inform them about Palin, and it seems like more than a few GOP pundits are taking the opportunity to establish their "I'm not a partisan" bona fides by noting that Palin is a huge risk and totally inexperienced.

However, I'm probably just too partisan to be fair.  I do have faith that Palin will prove herself as the public gets to meet her.  She has to be on her toes, but she's smart and well spoken and I think she knows a lot about two of the most important issues, energy and fighting corruption.

It has been and always will be Obama's race to lose.  Thankfully he's a loser.

Posted by: Shill at August 30, 2008 07:04 PM (8jYMc)

40 shit, I am a dumb fuck for not spelling Mayor right.  I usually don't mind all my fuck ups on keyboard, but shit.

Posted by: Shill at August 30, 2008 07:05 PM (8jYMc)

41 "And really, would you want Merkel to come over and have a a crack at it?"

Well, Palin's a sex symbol, but I actually know what Merkel's ass looks like and she seems more attainable so that's a tough call.

Posted by: Christoph at August 30, 2008 07:06 PM (hawOV)

42 I am a dumb fuck for not spelling Mayor right

worse, its spelled g-o-v-e-r-n-o-r

Posted by: toby Roll Tide 928 at August 30, 2008 07:11 PM (evdj2)

43 Bush gave her an unrequested neck-rub. Hilarity resulted.

Posted by: Prince on Pause at August 30, 2008 07:14 PM (o4MaC)

44 Notice, many of the people opposed to Palin either have no children or do not have to actually do the child raising. i.e. doughy white men of all political stripes and femi-nazi's

Posted by: topsecretk9 at August 30, 2008 07:18 PM (5sJ00)

45 sirsurfalot - thanks for the support. We've definitely got the barbarians at the gate, yet we're blessed to have good people rising to the challenge. Obama and his lot are little more than statistical noise there - they offer no capacity to recognize the risk, let alone address it.

I did something I had never done before - donate to the GOP - when Sarah's appointment to the VP slot in the ticket was announced. If the good people like most of those here on Ace that I read are going to keep our families protected from the risks that evolve from complacency, we've got to get out of our comfort zones, contribute funds and support people from the middle class in politics. We absolutely must stop deferring to others in this responsibility. Yea, it's a pain in the ass, but the cost of action is well less than the expected outcome from inaction.

With people like Sarah and others from the middle class, we might have a chance at addressing the phenomenal debt the fat cats have taken on from China and others before it's too late. Will you get out of your comfort zone and get engaged?

*redherkey*

Posted by: redherkey at August 30, 2008 07:18 PM (kjqFg)

46 Hey, what do you guys think of this Daily Kos post with videos and a photo "proving" that Bristol, Sarah Palin's eldest daughter, was pregnant.

Personally, all I think they've done is prove Bristol is hot.

Posted by: Christoph at August 30, 2008 07:20 PM (hawOV)

47 Oh my God, the DUers are going absolutely bugshit on the Sarah Palin baby rumor. Some of are even saying that, because it's unlikely for a teenager to have a baby with Down syndrome, it must be a case of incest.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=102&topic_id=3461816&mesg_id=3461907

I feel filthy for reading it.

Posted by: Jim62sch at August 30, 2008 07:20 PM (ubHgw)

48 #6, redherkey... If I were Rossini I would set it to music. #28, obvious... Our current conservative pundits all to easily conclude that life begins and ends within the 202 area code. Let's not talk to them any longer.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 30, 2008 07:22 PM (AZGON)

49 Did anyone see if Saturday Night Live riffed on the Palin Pick? I forgot to turn them on.

Posted by: Jim62sch at August 30, 2008 07:26 PM (ubHgw)

50 it's time the Republicans found a new pundit class.

Tag.  We (collectively) are it.  

There's much deeper thought and analysis happening on blogs, written by "amateurs", than anywhere else in print media. 

Part of this is because we're not all ensconced inside the beltway or major cities, and we're not all as stupid and uninformed as the media would like to think (present company excepted of course since anyone reading this blog needs a drool bib and 7x24 keeper)

Posted by: Purple Avenger at August 30, 2008 07:26 PM (6L459)

51 Rerun

Posted by: LiveFreeOrDie at August 30, 2008 07:28 PM (SYSy+)

52

heh try this ace Palin's Parents were actually on their way to do some hunting and Gold mining when they found out about Sarah

 

http://williamamos.wordpress.com/2008/08/31/sarah-palins-parents-we-only-found-out-about-our-daughter-after-our-hunting-and-mining-trip-was-canceled/

Posted by: William Amos at August 30, 2008 07:31 PM (JOZ3S)

53 I feel sad for the Palin family, in particular, Bristol. She's old enough and smart enough to dismiss these rumous when she hears about them, but it's still gotta hurt. Her mom, of course, is strong enough, but will feel pain for her daughter.

Evil bastards.

Might I offer a suggestion? Defeat them. Work to defeat them. Volunteer. Drive someone to the polls. Make calls officially at a campaign center or on your own dime.

Posted by: Christoph at August 30, 2008 07:31 PM (hawOV)

54 William Amos,

Did you see my post on your forum?

I saw you at HotAir talking about uploading other video from today.

Biden made another gaffe, the exact same one as at his convention speech. He AGAIN referred to sending 2 combat battalions to Afghanistan, when of course his prepared remarks said brigades, and Mr. alleged foreign policy experience should know better. Even if he did fail R.O.T.C. in college.

I think Biden making that same gaffe twice in three days could be embarrassing to him and helpful to the G.O.P. Any chance you have access to it? It's when he was speaking at Dublin.

Posted by: Christoph at August 30, 2008 07:34 PM (hawOV)

55 hahaha..... I wish I had a comfort zone (I am in Michigan, 'nuff said). That being said, I did sign up to the McCain website yesterday and will be going to the rally in Sterling Heights.  Have to get one of them lawn signs too.  Maybe just make the sign myself.  Too bad I was not a Hillary supporter cause then I would post a lawnsign "Pumas for Palin '08"  just to stir up the neighborhood.

Posted by: sirsurfalot at August 30, 2008 07:36 PM (Czvjx)

56 Shill, this is the precise problem with some GOP pundits. They want to "establish" their fair, nonpartisanship. That's a boxcar full of bull spoor. Just at the very time that the execrable MSM is being forced to drop the mask and show the überbogosity of "objective reporting and commentary," some of our conservative writers cling, bitterly, to a fiction of objectivity. David Brooks is one of the very worst. Politics, by its very nature, is about differences, as Hitchens has said. Otherwise, why bother discussing matters? Which is why all right-thinking hobos laugh themselves into a coma over the HopeChangeUnity garbage drooling out of Obastard's piehole. The obvious, 1st grade, elemental, spit-in-your-face predicate to HopeChangeUnity is: Change in the service of what? Unity behind what? And the fact that most Dummycrats cannot think past that point, in fact half of America can't see past it, is why dumbshit hobos such as ourselves are thrilled to see a dodgy maverick like McCain choose a genuine right-winger as a VP. And our conservapundit "betters" have a knot in their boxers over this? Sit on your skid marks, baby.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 30, 2008 07:38 PM (AZGON)

57 A couple of random comments I heard today: " She may not have much experience but the experience she has is from actually running something " " I can't believe how quickly they started shitting on someone as nice as her" " She's new and clean, almost like the driven snow, Obama is as dirty as any of the old boys"

Posted by: mbruce at August 30, 2008 07:42 PM (h/5U0)

58 Don't worry about Charles; he will come around and be one of Palin's best defenders.

Re: # 17 about Lt Gov Lawton (D-Cocksucker)
I think "fragile" is code for "unqualified female"

Posted by: Bart at August 30, 2008 07:45 PM (VDuLh)

Posted by: William Amos at August 30, 2008 07:47 PM (JOZ3S)

60

I have Biden's speech of yesterday I will look for it

Posted by: William Amos at August 30, 2008 07:50 PM (JOZ3S)

61

Hey, what do you guys think of this Daily Kos post with videos and a photo "proving" that Bristol, Sarah Palin's eldest daughter, was pregnant.

Well, maybe Sarah Palin could have her people post a jpeg of a scan of the birth certificate at, oh, I don't know........AOSHQ.

Then we could call it even.

Just a thought.


Posted by: SlaveDog at August 30, 2008 07:50 PM (6Gy0q)

62 #48 George Orwell...   you're dead on.

Incidentally, in the spirit of things, I picked up Robert Green's "33 Strategies of War" (http://www.amazon.com/Strategies-War-Joost-Elffers-Books/dp/0143112783/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1220157369&sr=1-3 ) this weekend for some entertaining reading. Definitely recommend listening to the Gladiator soundtrack while reading for some amusement (Hans Zimmer rules, though he tents to borrow quite liberally from Holst, Bruckner and Wagner). I'd have a hard time setting this to Rossini, but I guess my ear just wants to go extended tertian on me!

It's an exciting time for all of us. The uncertainty is great, and we have real risks knocking at the door. I don't know if the posters here know it, but their role in all of this is probably greater than they would ever guess. We are not anonymous and should never be led to feel that way, as much as some would want us to believe. We have real barbarians at the gate. China's role in purchasing a large portion of our debt must not be ignored, nor can what OPEC's price-taking behavior be right now. They have written us off as a nation that is incapable of strategic thought (as well as the deferring of self-gratication), from reading our elite sitzpinkler class of Al Gores, George Bush, etc. If we are to respond to the challenge, it won't be from this unchallenged, elite demographic, nor will it be from the perpetual chip-on-shoulder lower classes that Obama attempts to represent.

As my 14-year-old son advised me tonight, be thankful of this challenge being presented in your lifetime (per James in the new testamant). Each of us is being asked to make our difference.



Posted by: redherkey at August 30, 2008 07:51 PM (kjqFg)

63 It's over. We won, end of story.

Posted by: Christopher Hamilton at August 30, 2008 07:52 PM (1hKXH)

64 Right, dog. The trials of Leadership, having to prove that you are who you are.

Posted by: Prince on Pause at August 30, 2008 07:53 PM (o4MaC)

65 and before someone hammers this economist for it...

" OPEC's price-taking behavior"

please substitute "price-making" for that pathetic error. I /wish/ we were suffering from price-taking dynamics!

RH

Posted by: redherkey at August 30, 2008 07:57 PM (kjqFg)

66 Thanks, William Amos, it was when he was introducing Obama and he definitely made the same mistake again.

Oh, actually, someone recently uploaded that video, after I began trying to find it. Here it is to save you some time, although maybe you have a better copy 'cause that one's a bit low quality.

Here's a story about Biden's first related gaffe at the convention and here's that video from YouTube if you want to put them both in to one or what have you.

I think you should write about it and get Ace to link to you, because if Fox News devoted that big story to 1 gaffe, then 2 identical gaffes 3 days apart is a big deal.

Remember that his convention night speaking notes had the CORRECT term: brigades. Ace, you should definitely post about this or link to William Amos' post when he writes it.

Posted by: Christoph at August 30, 2008 08:01 PM (hawOV)

67 Orwell,
I hear you, but that objectivity thing is dead and decomposed.  We all know they don't give a crap about that. If they did they would face down MSNBC and the AP and the AFP and the TNR instead of hiding from them.  They need to stop pretending and grow a spine..

Posted by: The Obvious at August 30, 2008 08:01 PM (1g+FW)

68 Ace, or a co-blogger, probably posted this awesomeness, but it's worth repeating:

Powers Boothe narrating McCain ad!

Yes, THE Powers fucking Boothe.

Posted by: Bart at August 30, 2008 08:03 PM (VDuLh)

69

sitzpinklers and poseurs from the top and bottom like McCain

You think McCain is a pussy?

 

I get the point your trying to make but is that really how you want to phrase it?

 

Posted by: carl at August 30, 2008 08:07 PM (BfBwh)

70 Sarah Palin's left nipple will whip the shit out of  Joe bin Biden  and it's gotta be worth at least a 10 point bounce in the polls...Just wait for the right nipple to get going...

Posted by: chauvinistic 4life at August 30, 2008 08:08 PM (defEz)

71 Basic question that cuts through so much of the chattering class and political "analysis":

Is she genuine? In a word, yes. She's come from a working-class environment. She succeeded in various, disparate tasks along the way. She seems hands on and can balance family and business. She ran on reform and had success at it without wasting years of effort to do it. She seems straightforward, direct, and lacking in pretense. That's damn attractive.

Now consider the other candidates to see if they're genuine:

McCain - in some respects, yes; but in others, no. He's a calculating politician with years of training and molded by the bastard-child of "limited government" called legislation and crossing-the-aisle. He's less genuine than Palin by virtue of his tenure in office.

Biden - are you kidding me?

Obama - ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!111!?

Say what you will about electability but the common (wo)man picks up on this (genuineness) extraordinarily quickly which is why Kerry (in the last election) and Obama (in this one) have been viewed askance from middle, suburban America. Elitism is hard to conceal and it remains an unfalteringly unattractive blemish in a land presumably of opportunity.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at August 30, 2008 08:14 PM (sI5Ho)

72 toby Roll tide,

Yeah, I was being sarcastic about how dumb that error was, but I wasn't able to convey it very well (that's the error I was making fun of myself for).  I am a dumb fuck, like I said.

Posted by: Shill at August 30, 2008 08:19 PM (8jYMc)

73 I actually have an even better video of Biden. I have him accusing Saddam of having WMDs

Posted by: William Amos at August 30, 2008 08:20 PM (JOZ3S)

74 #17 the raging atheist........are you serious? The AP found a demorat to sat something negative about Palin? That is absolutely shocking. Why McCain should withdrawal the ticket from the race immediately!

Posted by: Gman at August 30, 2008 08:24 PM (fPIn/)

75

Sir,

As a lifelong Republican voter I am both concerned and annoyed by the choice of  S. Palin as V.P. nominee.

Surely this novice, who has absolutely no experience in anything apart from shooting innocent mooses (meece?), and giving birth to tards cant be considered for the highest office of the land.

It is with great regret that this poor choice by Sen McCain will cause me to shift allegiances and vote for Obama/Biden in 2008.

thank you for your time.

Posted by: concerned moby at August 30, 2008 08:25 PM (GORjD)

76 Go with both, William Amos. The Biden battalion / brigade gaffe is in the news, it's current, and it's relevant. Contrast it against Palin.

2 gaffes back to back like that could be huge in political terms. Potatoe anyone?

And this is A LOT more important than misspelling potato.

If you don't post it, Ace still should.

Posted by: Christoph at August 30, 2008 08:39 PM (hawOV)

77 Yes indeed, I shall regretfully call in to the nearest, earliest conservative talk show and express my deep, tearful, gut-wrenching regret that John Traitor McCain, who apparently didn't really spend time locked up in a Viet Cong dung furnace, has chosen a woefully inadequate soccer or hockey mom or beauty contest whore or whatever the bitch is, for a VP. By the way, I am more conservative than Torquemada, have voted Republican since the Jurassic Era, and no one can question my loyalty to the Vast Right Wing Conspir... to good conservative America. How dare you question my sincerity.

Posted by: Another Concerned Moby at August 30, 2008 08:46 PM (AZGON)

78 The problem with Zogby is that he cheats.  He fiddles with the poll results, supposedly to make them more accurate.  Even if, sometimes, he can achieve greater accuracy, the real result of his meddling is that the polls represent his own biases rather than the actual will of the people.  If Zogby thinks Palin's selection stopped Obama's bounce, then that's what Zogby will report.  He will fiddle with the numbers as necessary to make it so.  Don't even bother reporting his polls.

Posted by: Daryl Herbert at August 30, 2008 08:47 PM (6ji5E)

79 mbruce: " She's new and clean, almost like the driven snow, Obama is as dirty as any of the old boys"

Racist.

Posted by: krakatoa at August 30, 2008 08:56 PM (lxcmS)

80 The real GOP problem for this ticket isn't polls, but how it directly flies in the face of the big wig Congressional GOP earmarkers who have been merrily ignoring the 2006 memo that the voters sent the GOP Congress.  Oh well...  

Obama in 08,
It's never too late,
Bend over and assimilate... 

Posted by: Dr Fred at August 30, 2008 09:00 PM (JbxXM)

81 Sweet salted Jeebus on a dashboard. I thought Jonah was smarter than this. What are his arguments? That she might gaffe up? Compared to whom... Biden? Obastard? With the 57 states and the breathalyzers for asthma, and spending twnety years at the feet of a bigot preacher, and saying he will be dealing with the figures in the Mideast for eight to TEN years? And by the way, she is the VEEP, not the top of the ticket. How can he compare Palin and Obama on experience... St. Barry O'Guiltwhite has zero executive experience. Jonah goes on to characterize the pick as "based on one man's vote — McCain's — and that says a lot about McCain's judgment." WTF? So, if he picked Romney, that wouldn't be based on one man's judgment? And if Romney gaffed up big time, what would Jonah say? "If it looks like this was purely a stunt, then McCain's critics will be right that his "country first" mantra rings a bit hollow." Again, WTF? So if he picked Pawlenty, could I say that was just a stunt, betting on the safe and dull as a winner? Or if he picked Lieberman, would that make Jonah happier? Fightin' Jesus with an M-60, some of these "conservative" pundits are just begging for a hoborific ass-whupin'. I'm serious as a coronary bypass, I think they would be happier if we lost by picking a dull, square white guy. Or is this latent, sublimated McCain Derangement Syndrome because Romney didn''t win?

Posted by: Another Concerned Moby at August 30, 2008 09:00 PM (AZGON)

82 #81... Yes, it's George Orwell. As if you couldn't tell by the hash. I just hate loose ends. And conservative pessimists.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 30, 2008 09:03 PM (AZGON)

83

To be honest most americans couldnt tell a battalion from a Brigade. Joe could easily shrug that video off.

There are far bigger gaffes Biden has done. But rest assured Im watching his videos when he speaks

Posted by: William Amos at August 30, 2008 09:03 PM (JOZ3S)

84 Gman, I think "raging atheist, is, um, one of us.


Posted by: Bart at August 30, 2008 09:04 PM (VDuLh)

85

the leftists are really trying to push this weird story about her carrying her daughter's kid.

This shit is so disgustingly sickening, it really is amazing that they would shove themselves into a  big pit of shit.

Not really, because they are mentally fucked up, expected that they would try to destroy her with her children.

I hope she uses this to fuck these filthy pieces of shit up.

Punching these cocksuckers int he face for this insanity is too nice.

Posted by: Senator Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller at August 30, 2008 09:08 PM (vFeQi)

86 I'm going to admit -- there's a part of me that hopes the crazy story about Palin/Trig are true.

Why?

Entertainment value my friends. I have become so completely jaded when it comes to politicians, my only use for them is as an excuse for a poporn break.


Posted by: krakatoa at August 30, 2008 09:15 PM (lxcmS)

87 I've privately wondered when the Leftards would seriously push a "child molester" charge against an opponent. We are rapidly approaching this state of affairs with Palin and the deranged excess of reaction from Moonbat Land. They are so incensed by Palin, I wish some of our conservative "betters" (yeah, you, Frum, Brooks, and Brookhiser, you bedwetters... and even you, Jonah and Krauthammer) would recognize how the Palin pick has disorder their minds into a sea of entropy; and therein learn a lesson. And get over your fucking McCain Derangement Syndrome. Sorry, but Romney and Thompson and Huckabee and the rest LOST the primary race. That's life, for good or ill. Now, can we please get on with crushing Obastard like the post-modern, solipsistic, tainted cockroach that he is? Not that I'm upset, or anything.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 30, 2008 09:17 PM (AZGON)

88

BTW  Suck on this liberals here is yiur VP candidate saying "you know saddam was a threat he could have WMDs

http://williamamos.wordpress.com/2008/08/31/joe-biden-2008-you-know-saddam-was-a-threat-to-the-us-and-could-have-hid-or-rebuilt-his-wmds/#respond

Posted by: William Amos at August 30, 2008 09:19 PM (JOZ3S)

89 My fucking hobo typing... disorder=disordered. And I swear I'm not upset.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 30, 2008 09:19 PM (AZGON)

90 Ladies.. you know you've got a girl crush on Sarah.

http://brewdog.spreadshirt.com

Posted by: Brewdog at August 30, 2008 09:22 PM (b2pBk)

91 Okay, I'll cop to a little derangement... by way of a prediction. David Frum is on his way to David Brooks Land, if not David Brock Land. In 12 months or less, he will be whining about how he's a "true" conservative and the rest of us have abandoned him. Then I predict a civil union between him and Andi Sullivan, announced in the Society pages of the New York Times.

Posted by: George Orwell at August 30, 2008 09:29 PM (AZGON)

92 Maybe the average American and Joe Biden can't tell the difference between a Battalion and a Brigade, but I bet the C in C of the Alaska National Guard can.

Just sayin'.


Posted by: pfish at August 30, 2008 09:48 PM (FHwA5)

93

McCainBlogette = BEST internet campaign gimmick EVER!!!

Now if meghan can overcome the fear of upsetting her dad's campaign and doing more than captioning shit, it will be the best internet campaign gimmic EVAH! rather than just EVER.

Posted by: wickedpinto at August 30, 2008 09:49 PM (ul7te)

94 krakatoa, you're a sick fuck. I'm glad that's only "part" of you.

Posted by: Christoph at August 30, 2008 10:20 PM (hawOV)

95 Spartans! prepare for glory!

Posted by: McCainidas at August 30, 2008 11:14 PM (hCPnG)

96 Here's why its a greater risk to have the inexperienced Governor Palin as Vice President than the inexperienced Senator Obama as President.

Obama is an empty suit. His inexperience will never come into play because he will be a figurehead from day one. The same people pulling his strings now will be pulling his strings then. I don't know if Obama has ever made a tough decision in his life but if he becomes President he will never have to make another one. Someone will tell him what to do, every time. So Obama's inexperience actually introduces no risk.

Palin on the other hand clearly thinks for herself. If she had to assume the office of President, she would get lots of advice from experienced Washington politicians and then do what she thinks is right anyway. She is used to deciding for herself. That's where her inexperience could hurt. Of course an experienced Washington pundit like Krauthammer would see this risk. He would not be doing his pundit job if he did not warn of it.

I think its a risk worth taking. John McCain is a pretty tough guy. He has shown a strong will to survive. I don't think he is going to die and leave Sarah Palin in charge before she is ready. In fact I don't think he's going to die for many years and and only after he serves 8 - 10 years as President of our 57 states.

Posted by: fredras at August 31, 2008 02:09 AM (1OMSg)

97 It's fitting that Alaska is home to a large part of our anti-ballistic missile defense, because the Palin announcement executed a boost-phase intercept and shoot-down of the Obama campaign just as it cleared the launch tower.

Posted by: lmg at August 31, 2008 02:26 AM (A/vgC)

98 "battalion / brigade gaffe"

If Biden is as ignorant of military terms as I am, he probably thought, "battalion / brigade, same thing, right? Battalion sounds bigger." Of course, if he's as ignorant of military terms as I am, he has no business running for VP.

Posted by: lmg at August 31, 2008 03:15 AM (A/vgC)

99 If you want an honest assessment, read Newt Gingrich's note in the upcoming Standard. She is AUTHENTIC. Totally outside the Beltway, and ACCOMPLISHED. Seals the deal.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 31, 2008 03:27 AM (np0pW)

100 lmg, there are generally 4 battalions in a brigade (if you count the brigade's HQ battalion).  At least, that's how many there are in Arty units.

A brigade can basically be the first level at which we're talking about a significant amount of military (that's just my opinion).  We're at war these days, so a senator not knowing this shit is pretty unbelievable.  Of course, Obama basically voted "present" on his VP choice, going with whatever.

Posted by: Shill at August 31, 2008 03:29 AM (8jYMc)

101 obama for me

Posted by: me at August 31, 2008 03:57 AM (a/hNr)

102 she is gonna be needed at home with that newborn.  how in the world can she do both

Posted by: me at August 31, 2008 03:58 AM (a/hNr)

103 I saw a picture of Palin wearing PEARLS - with PLAID.  How can she possibly be ready to be VP?

Posted by: Kos Leftard Dummy at August 31, 2008 04:53 AM (inTsh)

104 Donks spent 120 million bucks to get their campaign going in the donky newsletter media, and Pailin shot them dead as a moose.  Of course McCain called the timing of the shot... to paraphrase what someone said above, Obama 13 had just cleared the tower, and blammo!  "Chicago, we have a problem."

Posted by: sherlock at August 31, 2008 04:59 AM (ojW85)

105

101

 

Newborn? methinks you protest too much. And are a dumbass.

Posted by: DIck Nixon at August 31, 2008 04:59 AM (0h599)

106

Ace,

The Lt. Gov of WI statement story has to be flaming skull worthy. Hell... I'm thinking of asking McCain for the $100. back I gave him yesterday because of this shocking revelation.

Posted by: turtle at August 31, 2008 05:06 AM (ZiZaA)

107 Me left off the sarc tag , right ?

Posted by: aubrey at August 31, 2008 05:07 AM (q/Z0+)

108 Blow me, me.

Posted by: rickinstl at August 31, 2008 05:17 AM (uV1ev)

109

Surprise Fall blockbuster:

OBAMA 13 ~ Chicago, we have a problem.

Posted by: sherlock at August 31, 2008 05:38 AM (ojW85)

110 Ace,

Here is a great photo of Sarah and some friends.


http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2008/08/the_best_sarah_palin_picture_y.html

Posted by: Well Hung Chad at August 31, 2008 05:51 AM (RssAk)

111 #75...thank you for your concern. Funniest thing I've seen today. Moby on, brother.

Posted by: adam h at August 31, 2008 06:14 AM (X2xSP)

112 The Lt. Governor of Wisconsin story is being placed intentionally. The left wants to highlight this: How can the Governor of Alaska have enough experience if the opinions of the Lt Governor of Wisconsin doesn't carry any weight. I don't know Wisconsin's setup. Does the Lt Governor do anything? Anyway, I think thats the intended gotcha. I don't find it a gotcha, personally, but there you have it.

Posted by: LiveFreeOrDie at August 31, 2008 06:14 AM (bjxLN)

113 Polls, schmolls. They don't mean a damn thing except how people buy into them and politicians are influenced by them. Polls are basically the news media's biggest club to manipulate public policy.

However, I will say this: there were no McCain signs or bumper stickers in my town. Zero. People were going to vote for him but they didn't like him and weren't exactly going to help him out.

Now there are.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 31, 2008 06:37 AM (0+Ggj)

114 Some of are even saying that, because it's unlikely for a teenager to have a baby with Down syndrome, it must be a case of incest.

I saw that one coming yesterday.

A large porti

Posted by: Stinky Esposito at August 31, 2008 06:50 AM (MMC8r)

115 What a lot of these conservative pundits are overlooking is the Palin pick as a tactical choice.

Palin changes the game.  She steals Barry's 'historical' thunder.  She bolsters the 'reformer' image.  She gives some of the PUMAs a raeson to vote for McCain over Barry.  She throws the other side into spittle-flacked disarray, and, as I see it, strengthens the experience question regarding Barry rather than weakens it  (They're calling HER inexperienced?).  Suddenly, she's OUR 'rockstar' and Barry's Speech from Olympus is forgotten.

She also doesn't fracture the party as some other choices might have, and brings a lot of conservatives back to the fold.

She ain't been bad for fundraising and grassroots efforts, either.

Romney or Pawlenty might have been the 'safe' choices, nice competent officeholders who would do good jobs in office.  But they wouldn't help move the election, and if you don't get elected, you don't do the job at all.

Posted by: Stinky Esposito at August 31, 2008 07:03 AM (MMC8r)

116 Christoph and Karl,

Would you like to tell me now about the Obama "bounce" and why it matters?

Posted by: Nom de Blog at August 31, 2008 08:36 AM (14k+t)

117

Bullshit

Obamas still up

Its gonna be all ground game from now on to defeat the ACORN fraud machine

Posted by: TMF at August 31, 2008 08:47 AM (/YM8H)

118 I'm thinking cage matches here.  She would kill Biden in 3 seconds then move on to metro-boy.  She rips the heart out immediately and states before eating it, "They only taste good fresh and young."

Posted by: TomJW at August 31, 2008 08:53 AM (ppKNT)

119 Let's see, Sarah goes to all that trouble to hide her daughter's pregnancy and then accepts the vice presidential nomination that will bring the most intense scrutiny know to man? 

Posted by: mark at August 31, 2008 10:30 AM (AtsHC)

120 "know to man" = "known to man"

Posted by: mark at August 31, 2008 10:32 AM (AtsHC)

121 "The bad news: It's Zogby." Great ploy! Hey let's just vote for Zogby or Gallup and forget the whole candidates/issues nonsense. hmmm now which poll should we use to vote.. never mind..

Posted by: zak at August 31, 2008 01:31 PM (GPK7N)

122

Oops. The bump arrest is arrested. Gallup has Obama/Biden ahead.

 

 

Posted by: S-Man at August 31, 2008 02:44 PM (bxuEs)

123 Hey you all. I don't know about your but I am not getting a sense that Palin is a good choice. All my friends that were on the fence have said she is too inexperienced and too extreme. Therefore they are voting for Obama/ Biden. I really feel like this is going to backfire bigtime. I have such a bad feeling about this....

Posted by: JanG at August 31, 2008 06:55 PM (OhlmD)

124 Zogby is still an ARABIST that he is, Thanks Zogby but I am not blinded by your (always) Arabism's bias!

Posted by: Laura at August 31, 2008 09:38 PM (p1Lqr)

125

Oops, gallup has Obama ahead by less than he was 2 days ago

The bump arrest is STILL arrested

LOL

Posted by: Granpa in the oldfucks home who only watches CNN at August 31, 2008 11:15 PM (/YM8H)

126 All my friends that were on the fence have said she is too inexperienced and too extreme. Therefore they are voting for Obama/ Biden.

Heh.

Posted by: toby hussein 928 at September 01, 2008 04:42 AM (evdj2)

127 OH great and now Palin has confirmed that her unmarried underage daughter is pregnant. That is NOT going to help things at all. What the hell was McCain thinking?

Posted by: JanG at September 01, 2008 07:31 AM (OhlmD)

128 What the hell was McCain thinking?

2% more in the polls?

Posted by: toby hussein 928 at September 01, 2008 08:58 AM (evdj2)

129

What poll are you reading? All the ones I see have Obama up

Gallup Obama up 6

Rasmussen Obama up by 3

Posted by: JanG at September 01, 2008 02:07 PM (OhlmD)

130 So Toby, do you still want to tell me McCain made a good pick? I have been in other blogs and everyone is freaking out.

Posted by: JanG at September 01, 2008 04:56 PM (OhlmD)

131 I have been in other blogs and everyone is freaking out.

Yep.  The Kos kids and the other Obama operatives are losing their shit.  You can smell their fear even through the intarweb.

Posted by: toby hussein 928 at September 02, 2008 04:44 AM (evdj2)

132 Obama's twisted logic that merely running for office provides him with the qualifications, experience and credentials to perform in that office, is as laughable as his twisted logic that a whirlwind 9 day, six country, overseas photo op qualifies him as an expert on foreign policy. Obama is an empty suit who is obviously trying to create the illusion that he is something that he is not. If its a choice between an experienced mayor and Governor, with an approval rating of 80% for V.P. versus. a community organizer, and junior senator, who spent most of his time in office running for President ... I choose Palin. No Wright, no Farrakahn, no Ayers, no Rezko, no mean Michelle, NOBAMA P.S. It's also hunorous how the media is now asking McCain if he vetted Palin, when the media totally dropped the ball in vetting Obama ... that's why we found out after the fact about Wright, Rezko, Ayers, and the rest of the nut jobs closely associated with Obama.

Posted by: Howard at September 02, 2008 10:17 AM (VUlvt)

133 I don't give a ratsass about Obama. I am saying McCain blew it big time nominating Palin. His choice is going to cause this party to lose the election.  Can you both really believe she was the best choice???

Posted by: JanG at September 02, 2008 12:55 PM (OhlmD)

134 Can you both really believe she was the best choice???

Best for me, oh concerned lifelong republican jan.  It inspires the base while highlighting the inherent misogyny of the Obama campaign.

Posted by: toby hussein 928 at September 03, 2008 04:34 AM (evdj2)

135 Heh.

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