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August 29, 2008

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Petzal on Palin: Who Thought McCain was That Smart?

Governor Palin is almost too good to be true. She is a lifelong hunter, a Life Member of the NRA, a dedicated jock, mother of a soldier who will be deployed to Iraq next month, a person who actually knows something about oil exploration, and perhaps most important, an Alaska Republican who is serious about honesty in public office. The odds on finding one of these are about the same as finding an honest Democratic politician from New Jersey. Her only drawback seems to be her background in journalism, but then no one is perfect.

I know very few people, including Repubicans, who are enthusiastic about John McCain. He seems to be tolerated only as an alternative to Obama*, who is intolerable to gun owners. There I was, prepared to hold back my rising gorge and vote for Old John M. and whatever lame hack he selected as Veep, and here he comes up with someone that I can actually be enthusiastic about from any number of standpoints, never mind guns and hunting. I wish Senator McCain and Governor Palin all success.

*About last night’s speech: I didn’t watch it. I have been leery of speeches since I watched John F. Kennedy’s inaugural in January 1961, when he promised that we would pay any cost, bear any burden, and oppose any foe in the defense of freedom. What we got was Vietnam.  The only truly prophetic part of the Inaugural was when the lectern caught on fire; there was a sign if ever there was one. Speeches are theatre, nothing more. Perhaps the only honest one in history was Lincoln’s Second Inaugural, in which he said, essentially, “You wanted a war and you got it. How do you like it?”

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Ed J

Steve

Scooter Libby is in jail for lying to government agent, Not for revealing Valerie Plaume's identity.

I can own a AK47 with restrictions.
Hell I can own a M42 if I want to put up with federal intrusions. Why do you not want me to own one?

What do you mean by stringent background search? What is to be looked for, or is it just a fishing trip by the government?

Do I have to be a sportsman to own a gun. If so why?

BTW when was an assualt weapon, as defined by you, Used in the comission of a crime?

John

Palin is great. I've always preferred to vote for outdoorsmen (and now women). Like Palin, our whole family fishes and hunts. Too bad the liberal media are all in the tank for that Obama.

John

Obama promised to appoint judges like Souter and Stevens, both of whom ruled in HELLER that the Second Amendment is NOT an individual right.

WWW.GUNBANOBAMA.COM

jacknoir

For KJ:
In 1985, McCain voted against a study to investigate pay differences.

In 2000, McCain opposed an amendment that aimed to address sex based pay discrimination.

In April 2008 McCain skipped voting on the Ledbetter Bill and spoke out against it. It sought to guarantee EQUAL PAY for women.

Guess he figures that sometime in the next 100 years discrimination will just disappear by itself. Tell that to our daughters.

jacknoir

For KJ:
In 1985, McCain voted against a study to investigate pay differences.

In 2000, McCain opposed an amendment that aimed to address sex based pay discrimination.

In April 2008 McCain skipped voting on the Ledbetter Bill and spoke out against it. It sought to guarantee EQUAL PAY for women.

Guess he figures that sometime in the next 100 years discrimination will just disappear by itself. Tell that to our daughters.

patriotman

For god's sake, Palin can't handle a softball interview with Katie Couric and she is supposed to go toe to toe with Putin or Hu Jintao? You're going to be in favor of her as veep because she's opinionated and outdoorsy? She doesn't know squat about real-world geopolitics. We have serious goddamn issues to deal with. McCain cut us all a bad deal with that one.

J.R.

Thank you, PatriotMan ... I was beginning to think everyone here had been mesmerized by the sparkling starbursts coming thru the screen that the editor of "The National Review" spoke of. Bill Buckley surely is turning over in his grave on THAT one!

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US Navy Ret.

How's that McCain-Palin thing working out?




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