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    she brings him what he needs on the ticket

    she's a conservative...but without the Mormon baggage that Romney brings....

    she's pro-life...which Ridge and Lieberman weren't

    she's turned in crooked GOP members in her state...which is why she is now being investigated...she told them to go ahead, she has nothing to hide

    she was a mayor from 96-02....governor since Dec 2006......both executive positions.......she was mayor for about as long as Obama was a state legislator......except as a mayor and governor she would have executive experience... which no one else on either ticket has...she was govenor about 18 months, Obama was a US Senator for 2 years before he started running for President...its about equal experience in politics

    She's popular inside the GOP....

    it was a smart choice on the part of the GOP.....

    Both parties chose well on the VP picks.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Incognito View Post
    Palin's "not much experience" exceeds the executive experience of all three of the others (0bama, Biden, McCain) combined, and she has it in private sector as well as government!

    Democrats should not trot out that phrase, it only serves to point out 0bama's deficiencies, not Palin's.
    Oh please, the "executive experience" rationale is bullshit. In many states, the governor's office is nothing more than a ceremonial job. Responsibilities vary by state. That's why GWB did so well in Texas. The TX legislature held the real power. If this "executive experience" rationale were to hold up, then Lincoln would have been an idiot in office and we all know he wasn't.

    Palin is governor of a state with a small population. You canNOT tell me she's had to deal with the wide ranging issues someone from Illinois has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    Oh please, the "executive experience" rationale is bullshit. In many states, the governor's office is nothing more than a ceremonial job. Responsibilities vary by state. That's why GWB did so well in Texas. The TX legislature held the real power. If this "executive experience" rationale were to hold up, then Lincoln would have been an idiot in office and we all know he wasn't.

    Palin is governor of a state with a small population. You canNOT tell me she's had to deal with the wide ranging issues someone from Illinois has.
    Go look at what she's done in Alaska in a short time. Results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManxMouse View Post
    She's got a bad case of bitch-face.
    Yes she sure does!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkdgirl View Post
    Go look at what she's done in Alaska in a short time. Results.
    Oh please, Alaska is basically a rural state. The population is a little more than half a million. She has never had to deal with the diversity of issues that plague states with much larger population and industries--Pennsylvania, Ohio, California, Florida, Michigan, etc.

    In terms of transportation, all they really have to do is make sure roadkill isn't blocking the road.

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    yeah, I'm laughing at this whole "executive experience" buzzword that the sheep are picking up and throwing around. GWB -- "executive experience" plus weak governorship. Didn't do much for him, did it?

    The fact remains that McSame & Co. are the ones who hammer Obama on lack of experience. So saying "either ticket can play that game" is disingenuous. Obama's people can now hammer them on their hypocrisy. And should, because that is pretty much their entire reportoire against him.
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    Official statement from McCain camp:

    John McCain Selects Alaska Governor Sarah Palin As Vice Presidential Running Mate

    ARLINGTON, VA -- U.S. Senator John McCain today announced that he has selected Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to be his running mate and to serve as his vice president.



    Governor Palin is a tough executive who has demonstrated during her time in office that she is ready to be president. She has brought Republicans and Democrats together within her Administration and has a record of delivering on the change and reform that we need in Washington.



    Governor Palin has challenged the influence of the big oil companies while fighting for the development of new energy resources. She leads a state that matters to every one of us -- Alaska has significant energy resources and she has been a leader in the fight to make America energy independent.



    In Alaska, Governor Palin challenged a corrupt system and passed a landmark ethics reform bill. She has actually used her veto and cut budgetary spending. She put a stop to the "bridge to nowhere" that would have cost taxpayers $400 million dollars.



    As the head of Alaska's National Guard and as the mother of a soldier herself, Governor Palin understands what it takes to lead our nation and she understands the importance of supporting our troops.



    Governor Palin has the record of reform and bipartisanship that others can only speak of. Her experience in shaking up the status quo is exactly what is needed in Washington today.
    Oh, and in her state? She's giving every Alaskan citizen a $1200 tax rebate check because of their state surplus.

    She just got the long talked about natural gas pipeline project done.

    Fluffy, so we should only elect/select politicians from states with big populations? Tell me, what specifically did Obama do to help every citizen in Illinois?

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    This 'executive experience' label doesn't change the fact that Palin has the LEAST experience out of Biden, McCain and Obama. If McCain was smart he would have picked somebody with more experience than Obama so he could make the case that Obama had the least experience of everyone on the campaign trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingcap72 View Post
    This 'executive experience' label doesn't change the fact that Palin has the LEAST experience out of Biden, McCain and Obama. If McCain was smart he would have picked somebody with more experience than Obama so he could make the case that Obama had the least experience of everyone on the campaign trail.
    Ok, fine. Experience is off the table. Now what else do you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkdgirl View Post
    She just got the long talked about natural gas pipeline project done.
    Hm, sounds like they forgot all the maintenance issues with the original Alaska pipeline.

    Quote Originally Posted by tkdgirl View Post
    Oh, and in her state? She's giving every Alaskan citizen a $1200 tax rebate check because of their state surplus.
    Clearly you don't know anyone who has been a resident of Alaska. Alaskans routinely receive checks from the state government from the proceeds of oil money. Checks that have begun dwindling from the large payments in the 80s.

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    So McCain gave Obama a ton of shit, by not picking Hillary as his V.P., yet McCain turns around and picks a totally different woman as his pick? Way to not be hypocritical, McMuffin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    Alaskans routinely receive checks from the state government from the proceeds of oil money. Checks that have begun dwindling from the large payments in the 80s.
    yep, was just going to point this out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    Hm, sounds like they forgot all the maintenance issues with the original Alaska pipeline.


    Clearly you don't know anyone who has been a resident of Alaska. Alaskans routinely receive checks from the state government from the proceeds of oil money. Checks that have begun dwindling from the large payments in the 80s.
    You've missed the key part. BUDGET SURPLUS. And where did some of that surplus come from? She increased taxes on big oil.

    Would you turn down an extra check?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingcap72 View Post
    This 'executive experience' label doesn't change the fact that Palin has the LEAST experience out of Biden, McCain and Obama. If McCain was smart he would have picked somebody with more experience than Obama so he could make the case that Obama had the least experience of everyone on the campaign trail.
    No kidding. I keep wondering what Palin is going to say to voters in Pennsylvania with a struggling steel industry or Michigan with a struggling auto industry. Economically, Alaska has a strong fishing industry and the natural and mineral resources industry. Palin has never had to develop a struggling industry or deal with large amounts of people out of work because if Alaska did not have those industries, its population would drop significantly from its 600,000+.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkdgirl View Post
    Ok, fine. Experience is off the table. Now what else do you have?
    She's a woman that's staunchly anti-abortion, which won't play well with a lot of women.

    She's currently under investigation, which will be a distraction for the McCain campaign.

    She plays into the conservative, right-wing base on key issues, which lines McCain up even moreso with Bush.

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