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Sarah Palin Touted as McCain Top Pick

She’s Governor of Alaska, and pretty young, compared to McCain.  But then again, that’s not saying much.  Still, I think it would be a good choice for him.

22 Responses to “Sarah Palin Touted as McCain Top Pick”

  1. guy says:

    I’ve heard her name thrown around, along with Jindal. Is worth giving up a state governor who might actually do a decent job in a position that actually requires it for a VP position that is really just window dressing?

  2. Weer'd Beard says:

    If he DOES pick her, can I call claims that McCain is having an affair with his veep from the Obama Acolytes? (all this dispite the dubious nature of his verility….I mean his damn ARMS don’t work)

    If Jindal gets the nod, I’ll also call that there will be calls that being Indian American isn’t a “Real Minority” or some other such double-standard crap.

  3. Ryan Frank says:

    I’d prefer Palin because I want Jindal to get more experience and run for the top of the ticket later.

  4. Bitter says:

    Palin has my support for the top of the ticket later or bottom of the ticket now simply because she sued over the polar bear listing. I like that kind of “f- off” to the Administration.

  5. Sebastian says:

    I agree… on top or on bottom, I like Palin!

  6. Matt says:

    McCain has pretty strong credentials when it comes to being tough on America’s enemies. But on energy policy, he really needs some help.

    The radical left wants to solve America’s energy problems by decreasing demand: “We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times . . . and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. … That’s not leadership … That’s not going to happen.” If we just didn’t *use* as much energy (in a growing economy with new technologies and an expanding population?), then other countries would say OK.

    But McCain’s alternative plan is terribly thin. On his website, he talks about stopping filling the Strategic Oil Preserves, giving tax holidays, and cutting subsidies. That’s all very well and good, but it doesn’t recognize the real problem: energy supply.

    Palin does. She knows about the very negative effects of bad environmental policy, which stops America from using its own energy resources. Alaskans, she says, want to let their oil be available to the union, and it can be done safely, in a way that minimizes environmental impacts. That’s hardly a national energy policy, of course, but it’s too much to ask a state politician to have a national energy policy. Whether the wisdom she has shown in her own state will translate into great leadership at the national level only time will tell. But I wouldn’t bet against her.

  7. Ted says:

    Bottom line, with Palin as VP, McCain WINS.

    Without Palin, McCain likely does not win.

    Case closed.

  8. Jake says:

    Palin would bring some good advantages to McCain’s campaign:

    She’s a known conservative that is well liked by many of the people McCain has pissed off – she would bring many back to voting for him instead of a third party candidate;

    Many of Clinton’s supporters have indicated that they will vote for McCain in protest (because somehow Clinton not getting the nomination makes the Democrats sexist, even though the Republicans didn’t have a woman running at all) – Palin as VP candidate would help to cement those votes, and maybe bring more in (the ones who would vote for a candidate just to get a woman as VP, and the issues be damned);

    She appears to be intelligent and competent. (Bonus! You don’t usually get that in a VP!)

  9. Ted says:

    Q&A How can McCain SIMULTANEOUSLY attract both Hillary AND Bob Barr voters? Answer: PALIN Veep!

  10. Michael says:

    The key to this election will be who can attract Independents. I’m not sure that Palin is going to help McCain pull that off. I will love to see her continue to advance her career and I would vote for her for president in a heartbeat. I just think that this year, conservatives need to tap into the large group of independents in PA and Ohio. How well can McCain tap into pulling a Ron Paul closer?

  11. Jeff Dearman says:

    Palin is a horrible choice, she is anti environment.

    We need a pro environment president (OBAMA) and VP.

    We need to stop drilling and start funding alternative energy and hydrogen vehicles.

    Oh and Ms. palin has don nothing to stop the aerial wolf slaughter of entire wolf families in a most inhumane way from the air.

  12. Sebastian says:

    Explain how we make enough hydrogen, and store enough hydrogen, to use as a transportation fuel. Until you can do that, I favor drilling to find more oil.

  13. UserName says:

    I’ve just recently been learning about Sarah Palin and I love her!! She is a fiscal conservative. She’s pro-life.She’s against gay marriage, but has given benefits to same sex partners in her state siting the fact that she has many gay friends.Her first veto in office was to stop a ban that would deny gay people benefits!She has fought corruption even within her own party.As soon as she entered as Governor she sold a private jet the previous administration had bought with the state’s money. It took her three tries, but she sold it on ebay : ) She’s a wonderful mother of five and her eldest son is currently serving in Iraq plus she has a special needs son. She’s been a lifetime member of the NRA. She has balanced the budget in her state, and moved in the right direction towards energy independence. McCain has the best energy plan ever created and she is right there in agreeance. Some say she isn’t experienced enough,but she has much more experience than Senator Obama. She has executive experience which is a plus.She has worked with Democrats on bipartisan accomplishments. She would add excitement to the ticket giving McCain a historical ticket. I think Sarah Palin is McCain’s best shot at winning so the experience shouldn’t be an issue given the fact that if Obama wins we get a President with far less experience than Governor Palin. I really hope McCain picks her. She truly is a remarkable woman! McCain/Palin08!

  14. UserName says:

    I’m an Independent voter and I would die for this ticket. This is the REAL DREAM TICKET.Jeff Dearman: McCain and Palin are not anti-environment by the way. Look at McCain’s energy plan. The drilling is for short term relief,National Secrurty,and economic security while we research and invest in ALL renewable energy. He wants clean coal research,nuclear power,safe storage of nuclear power,wind,solar,flex-fuel vehicles,an electric battery than can get 200 miles per charge,cap and trade,etc!! Look it up, it’s very similar to the bipartisan energy plan he and Lieberman put before Congress a few years ago when they shot it down!! There is a reason Congress has a 9% approval rating! They actually make Bush look popular!

  15. WTFBLOG says:

    Are you retarded?

    Palin’s first veto was used to block legislation that would have barred the state from granting benefits to the partners of gay state employees. In effect, her veto granted State of Alaska benefits to same-sex couples. The veto occurred after Palin consulted with Alaska’s attorney general on the constitutionality of the legislation.

  16. Sebastian says:

    I don’t have a problem with that, personally. In fact, the fact that Palin is supportive of rights for gay couples makes me like her even more.

  17. SayUncle says:

    it’s not a bug, it’s a feature.

  18. Crystal Baxter says:

    Just because she is a woman that does not mean women will vote for her. I am pro choice and would never vote for anyone who is not. Also, Mc Cain is a fogey and this woman with no experience will be a real heartbeat from the presidency. Give me a break.

  19. Sebastian says:

    So you’ll vote for someone who’s only accomplishment politically is part of a senate term who’s notable accomplishment has included a successful bid for president?

  20. Crystal Baxter says:

    No I’ll vote for someone who voted against the war which was totally fabricated anyhow. I’ll vote for someone who is pro-choice. I’ll vote for someone who has good ideas for health care and getting us off oil dependency.

  21. Sebastian says:

    Fair enough, but the lack of experience angle cuts both ways.

  22. countertop says:

    Crystal

    You wouldn’t have voted for McCain than no matter who he chose. Face it, your just crying cause you realize your side stands a huge chance of blowing what should be a sure thing.

    McCain doesn’t need all of Hillary’s supporters to vote for him, he doesn’t need any to vote for him. But they sure to help. And Sarah Palin not only galvanizes the GOP base – but undermines the ability of the Dems to attack them on womens issues. And, surprise surprise, but most women don’t agree with liberal women that banning guns and killing babies are womens issues.

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