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    Women have lots of kids, all the time. Some achievement, for her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleWasHere View Post
    Women have lots of kids, all the time. Some achievement, for her.
    So naive... why not go pick up a book about the history of feminism, look at Palin's life and then come back and post.

    Having five children and being this success that she is a huge accomplishment and at the very least, feminists should acknowledge it.

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    Yes, women have children all the time. However those women don't all become governor.


    It's cool if people oppose this choice politically.......but this is a bright woman, who is successful.....it's women like this that drive people fucking insane, because they have accomplished things.

    I don't care if I like a woman's politics or not, but I can respect any woman that can make it in a man's world. Sisterhood is powerful, and the women of my mom's generation showed me that no matter how hard it is for us out there, we could do it anyway. women like this prove it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by witchcurlgirl View Post
    ^^ However those women don't all become governor's


    It's cool if people oppose this choice politically.......but this is a bright woman, who is sucessful.....it's women like this that drive people fucking insane, because they have accomplished things.

    I don't care if I like a woman's politics or not, but I can respect any woman that can make it in a man's world. Sisterhood is powerful, and the women of my mom's generation showed me that no matter how hard it is for us out there, we could do it anyway. women like this prove it.
    Preach it, sista!

    I respect the hell outta Geraldine Ferraro, Ann Richards, etc.

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    I'm confused. Why is it that if anybody brought up Obama's accomplishments as a black man it was seen as playing the race card, but playing up Palin's accomplishments as a woman is okay.

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    Sarah Palin: the antidote to age and Clinton's disaffected voters

    The Alaska governor's nomination gives the US electorate the choice between the country's first African-American president and its first woman vice-president

    Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Photographer: Michael Conti/AFP


    Picking the Alaska governor is a bold play from John McCain for the potentially millions of disaffected Hillary Clinton voters who have remained impervious to Democrats' pleas for party unity. She presents a new face unfamiliar to most of America, and is likely to stir up the race and excite the news media.

    At 44, she is a youthful addition to the Republican ticket. Sarah Palin is an avid angler and hunter, a member of the politically powerful National Rifle Association, and her husband has native-American roots. She is also a former runner-up in the Miss Alaska beauty contest.

    But Palin brings several risks. She has been in office less than two years, and would be hard pressed to go toe-to-toe in debate with Democratic vice-presidential nominee Joe Biden, a veteran senator and foreign policy expert.

    The Democrats will also raise questions about whether Palin passes the "commander-in-chief test" — that is, would she be able to assume the presidency should McCain, 72, become incapacitated.

    The news media may also seek to tie Palin to longtime Alaska Republican senator Ted Stevens, who is under indictment on corruption charges.

    Before taking office in December 2006, Palin served two terms as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, and was on the city's council before that.

    Her nomination poses an interesting choice for the US electorate between the country's first African-American president and its first woman vice-president. But she is not the first woman to be nominated for the post — that was Geraldine Ferraro, the Democratic nominee in 1984 (the year Palin entered Miss Alaska).

    Politically, Palin is a fiscal and social conservative, but has cultivated a reputation as a maverick and a reformer, and claims to have cut taxes while improving public services. In 2007 she vetoed 13% of Alaska's proposed budget for capital projects. Her popularity is riding high at the moment, with approval ratings of 80%.


    She differs with McCain over the issue of drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve, although it is McCain's opposition to oil prospecting in Alaska that is probably more out of tune with the bulk of the party.

    Palin rose to attention in Alaska in 2003 while serving on the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, blowing the whistle on violations of state ethical regulations by Republican party leaders.

    However, she is under investigation herself over allegations that she dismissed state public safety commissioner Walter Monegan because he would not sack a state trooper involved in an acrimonious divorce with her younger sister. Palin has told US television networks she has "nothing to hide".

    Palin eats moose burgers, goes ice fishing, rides snowmobiles, runs marathons, manages a hockey team and owns a seaplane, according to US reports. She is also a Christian.

    Her husband Todd is a native American who works for oil giant BP and is also a commercial fisherman. Their eldest son, Track, joined the US army at the age of 18 as an infantryman and is due to be deployed to Iraq.

    She is staunchly anti-abortion. On learning she was pregnant with a child with Downs Syndrome, she went on to have the baby. Her second son, Trig Paxson Van Palin, was born in April this year. After his birth, she told reporters: "I'm looking at him right now, and I see perfection. Yeah, he has an extra chromosome. I keep thinking, in our world, what is normal and what is perfect?"

    Palin has a degree in journalism from the University of Idaho and worked in the media and the utilities industry before moving into politics 14 years ago.

    Sarah Palin: the antidote to age and Clinton's disaffected voters | World news | guardian.co.uk

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkdgirl View Post
    So naive... why not go pick up a book about the history of feminism, look at Palin's life and then come back and post.

    Having five children and being this success that she is a huge accomplishment and at the very least, feminists should acknowledge it.

    DON'T even fucking start with me, TKDgirl. I'm in a bad enough mood as it is, I REALLY feel like I could go on a killing spree, thanks again to my family, who would be better off if they all WERE dead, and just didn't fucking EXSIST. So DO NOT get me even more pissed off than I already fucking am. Just don't even.

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    One forum of fans doesn't represent all of her supporters you know.

    Palin unlikely to woo Clinton supporters

    Good.

    I tell you when Obama gives his speech it will be all about MLK, and the media
    will dwell on it for days to come.
    How wrong was she... He mentioned him VERY BRIEFLY and he didn't even say his name, he referred to him as the 'preacher' and we [the audience] knew what and who he was talking about; it was subtle, he did it with class, and I loved him for it.

    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleWasHere View Post
    DON'T even fucking start with me, TKDgirl. I'm in a bad enough mood as it is, I REALLY feel like I could go on a killing spree, thanks again to my family, who would be better off if they all WERE dead, and just didn't fucking EXSIST. So DO NOT get me even more pissed off than I already fucking am. Just don't even.
    Hey, keep it cool Nobody means any real harm on a message board. Sometimes we bicker, argue, joke around but at the end of the day it doesn't matter.
    Last edited by bychance; August 29th, 2008 at 02:05 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleWasHere View Post
    DON'T even fucking start with me, TKDgirl. I'm in a bad enough mood as it is, I REALLY feel like I could go on a killing spree, thanks again to my family, who would be better off if they all WERE dead, and just didn't fucking EXSIST. So DO NOT get me even more pissed off than I already fucking am. Just don't even.
    Nicole, honey, relax. Have a glass of wine. It's ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingcap72 View Post
    I'm confused. Why is it that if anybody brought up Obama's accomplishments as a black man it was seen as playing the race card, but playing up Palin's accomplishments as a woman is okay.
    ^^I hear you...and I have no idea. Women have children all the time. She is married, always had the support of a husband, etc. She is inexperienced and I'm not sure I want to get in the middle of this fight. It's going to be a long.....long 2 months!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingcap72 View Post
    I'm confused. Why is it that if anybody brought up Obama's accomplishments as a black man it was seen as playing the race card, but playing up Palin's accomplishments as a woman is okay.
    Of course it is. I'm glad you brought this up.

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    I think this was the dumbest thing he could have done if he was trying to win over Hillary supporters. He is basically saying you were only supporting her because she was a woman. This lady has not one thing in common with Hillary. She is prolife and opposes gay marriage. I wouldn't touch that with a ten foot pole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gas_chick View Post
    I think this was the dumbest thing he could have done if he was trying to win over Hillary supporters. He is basically saying you were only supporting her because she was a woman. This lady has not one thing in common with Hillary. She is prolife and opposes gay marriage. I wouldn't touch that with a ten foot pole.
    But she has a vagina....

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    vote vagina in the fall?

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    ^McSame was counting on people voting for a cunt long before his VP choice.
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