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    GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan (CNN) -- Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin took questions with her running mate Wednesday night, offering at one point to play "stump the candidate" with a mostly friendly Michigan crowd.

    Asked for "specific skills" she could cite to rebut critics who question her grasp of international affairs, she replied, "I am prepared."
    "I have that confidence. I have that readiness," Palin said. "And if you want specifics with specific policies or countries, you can go ahead and ask me. You can play 'stump the candidate' if you want to. But we are ready to serve."

    GOP presidential nominee John McCain stepped in, pointing out that as governor of a state that is oil and gas plentiful, Palin was familiar with energy. She knows it to be "one of our great national security challenges," he said.
    He also cited her nearly two years as commander of Alaska's National Guard. "I believe she is absolutely, totally qualified to address every challenge as the next vice president of the United States," McCain said.
    he Alaska governor has largely avoided national news outlets since McCain named her his running mate August 29. Mostly unknown outside her home state, she has sat for interviews with ABC, People magazine and Fox News and had not taken questions at a campaign appearance before Wednesday.
    "I think because I'm a Washington outsider, that opponents are going to be looking for a whole lot of things that they can criticize, and they can kind of beat the candidate here who chose me as his partner, to try to tear down the ticket," she said Wednesday night.
    Palin also took questions about her family and women's rights during the hourlong forum. Asked at one point how she would respond to people who say she can't be both a mother of five and vice president, she said, "Well, let's prove them wrong."
    Speaking after the federal government announced plans to rescue ailing insurance giant AIG and after Wall Street took its second nosedive in a week, McCain and Palin both called for reforming the financial markets "in Wall Street and Washington," as McCain put it.


    "We're going to reform how Wall Street does business and put an end to the greed that has driven our markets into chaos," McCain said. "We'll put an end to multimillion-dollar payouts to CEOs who have broken the public trust. We'll put an end to running Wall Street like a casino. We'll make businesses work for the benefit of their shareholders and employees, and we'll make sure your savings -- IRA, 401(k) and pension accounts -- are protected."


    Palin takes questions at Michigan town-hall meeting - CNN.com


    She sounds alot like Dubya to me. She forgot to throw in the part about not blinking.

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    ^^ And about 9/11 being linked to the victorious war in Iraq.

    "I believe she is absolutely, totally qualified to address every challenge as the next vice president of the United States,"

    She hasn't even answered to Troppergate yet!

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    OK - both of them keep saying that she is ready, prepared, etc. But where the hell is the proof? Sidestepping detailed questions with "yep, I'm ready" isn't providing the details I want. Seriously. Can someone at least point me in the direction of where I can find her stance on most of the top issues facing the nation? Where she's actually answered them with some in-depth information, rather than pretty, fluffy words?
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    The only way to get into that crowd was to RSVP through the Republican party, thus guaranteeing a softball, friendly crowd that wouldn't ask her SHIT
    I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.

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    Apparently the people who attended the rally had to have tickets which the republican party distributed. So that question was probably planted by stooges.

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    "I am prepared."
    "I have that confidence. I have that readiness," Palin said.

    I can say that about myself too. Why didn't McCain pick me instead?

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    Why do we need to stump the candidate? McCain and Palin are pretty good at stumping themselves, already.

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    [QUOTE]Asked at one point how she would respond to people who say she can't be both a mother of five and vice president, she said, "Well, let's prove them wrong."[/QUOTE]

    Why can't she just give an actual answer to a question?!?!?!

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    I was watching some of the rally they had in Iowa today, and Palin said that 'as a mayor and as a governor I always knew I was accountable to the people that elected me.' Yeah, except when she's under ethics investigation and then she ducks and hides.

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    and stonewalling that ethics investigation
    I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.

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    and putting Wasillia $15 million in debt for a sports center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by louiswinthorpe111 View Post
    and putting Wasillia $15 million in debt for a sports center.
    And did you know that when she green-lighted the construction of that sports center, Wasilla did not own the title to all the land it was to be built on. It has cost the city of Wasilla more than $1.5 million in legal costs because of it, and it's not over yet.

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    Where's tkdgirl?

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    I actually liked the line and will get flack from it..I dont care..I like the lighter moments on the campaign trail..we need a few more of them..She has some spunk..And why is Obama stuttering so much these days? And looking to the left then to the right but rarely straight ahead? Oh Yeah..its those silly teleprompters, one on the left and one on the right..Its easy to get messed up a bit when your head is going back and forth like youre at a tennis match..tee hee
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    Quote Originally Posted by louiswinthorpe111 View Post
    and putting Wasillia $15 million in debt for a sports center.
    TThe people of Wasilla voted for that
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