Friday, August 29, 2008

Who is Palin?

Okay now... who the hell is Palin...?
Some governor in Alaska. Knee jerk reaction says that if McCain chooses Palin...some people might see this as McCain evening out Obama's Blackness with a female. And I think that is the first impression most people would get. Not only that...look at her, without knowing her credentials, my first thought is, Female, Young, and she looks like a journalist. Not the kind of journalist on cnn or fox, but like talk show host-ish.

Big Mistake McCain. There are a ton of people Men & Women who think the white house is no place for a woman. Not yet atleast. And God forbid something happen to you (you are a bit old), she would be the President.


want some info on Palin... follow the link

Update... I think maybe he is pulling her in b/c of her conservative views, her green policies..and if you are going to drill in Alaska..who better to know Alaska.


Slick said...

Ugh...McCain is in a situation now.

I mean, he better pick a damn good running mate to even out the playing field.

We'll see....

Ellie said...

well it looks like Palin is offical. I gotta read up on her.

Ben said...

I just posted on her too. This is a quote from ONE month ago:

Larry Kudlow of CNBC’s “Kudlow & Co.” asked her about the possibility of becoming McCain ticket mate.
Palin replied: “[A]s for that V.P. talk all the time, I’ll tell you, I still can’t answer that question until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the V.P. does every day?"


Hey, where's Nic?

Ellie said...

Nic is MIA... I miss her though.

Ben said...

Well, at least I'm back! *kiss*

Let's make a deal not to fight politics on each others blogs though. As I recall, that's the one thing we didn't get along about.

Ellie said...

I don't like fighting ...worthy debate is another thing.

I am torn though this time. I really am.

I have an anti obama blog, but haven't been able to post much there lately.

honestly, I don't know who I am going to vote for.

Ben said...

Yeah, I saw the Anti-Obama blog. All I'll say is when attacking a man's character as a lie, make sure you are fighting with the truth. I'm not sure if you are or you aren't. I haven't had the energy to sift through it today.

Posted a response to yo over on my blog.

I agree, I have a lot more homework to do on her too. One thing is clear though. He was all set to take Romney until Obama passed on Hillary. I can promise you this is his second choice, and it's a political one. Obama/Clinton = McCain/Romney.

I'm not as down with the Obama kool-aid as you might think. What I really wish I had were more choices. I loath and detest our two-party system. Mostly, all I need to know is what life has been like for the last 8 years, and that McCain voted with the leadership 90% of the time. That's enough to swing me to Obama. It certainly doesn't hurt that he's an amazing orator.

I also believe the ability to inspire is the most important quality in a president. He's got that. Presidents don't make things happen. We do. And We've forgotten that somewhere along the way.

Ellie said...

I don' tthink I attack his character as much as I attack his policy. I have always stood firm that I believe Obama is a good man. I think he is destined for great things. I just don't know if he is ready to be President. His policies are going to cost us dearly.

Which ever man gets in, they have a load of debt to deal with, and Asia is sitting there salivating trying to buy up us holdings and lend money ect. Economics is the issue at hand.

I find it hard to trust McCain, and I know that Obama is a brilliant speaker, however, he does not write his speaches (Who does these days)
But I have to look past the speech and find the content and the research to say that it will work.

Hel yes people want change, we are a younger generation, but don't make promises you can't keep.

like I said. I have no clue this time.

I am in the Mortgage industry and if Obama wins, I will probably have to find new employment. Not only that but my taxes are going to kill my family.

Under McCain. Shit... I don't know.

Ben said...

If you think your taxes will kill you under Obama, money probably isn't much of an issue for you. People that make over 200k proabbly have a right to bitch, but if they don't like it, they can go make over 200k in another country...oh wait, other countries will tax them even more. Eh, I'll just deal with their whining.

Have you read "The Blueprint for Change" on Barack's website? I always want to punch people who say "Oh, he has all this stuff he wants to do, but doesnt tell you how he's gonna pay for it, duh...guess that means taxes...derrrr."

He outlines, specifically, how everything gets paid for. Will it work? We won't know until it's put into effect. But it is paid for, and without raising taxes.

Ellie said...

It's my understanding that he is going to lower the family tax credit or try to eliminate it and do away with the child care credit.

that is what puts a bullet in my finances.

I thought that the Bush tax cuts this year were stupid. I was fine with what I had, but please don't take away what we have.

Don't you think taxing companies though will just have a trickle down effect in pricing?

Ellie said...

ps... change my mind on anything...I am a swing voter right now.

Ben said...

I'll start with your last statement about pricing. That would imply how much they make determines what they charge. Under that logic, I think we'd be paying about $0.80 per gallon for gasoline right now. Prices are set by supply and demand. The price of gas just went down because we stopped buying it at $4.00 a gallon, not because of anything Bush did. We used less gasoline in a month for the first time since the 70s.

It's long, but it's worth reading. Check out his blueprint for change. The highlights (although it's sort of like repeating what he says in his speeches) are as follows:

1) You get $1000 tax cut.
2) You get a tax credit if you own your home.
3) Obama will double funding for after-school programs, expand the Family Medical Leave Act, provide low income families with a refundable tax credit to help with their child-care expenses, and encourage flexible work schedules.

4)Obama will reinstate pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) budget rules, so that new spending or tax cuts are paid for by spending cuts or new revenue elsewhere.

5)Cut Pork Barrel Spending
Obama will cut skyrocketing pork barrel spending projects by forcing more transparency about who is requesting projects and what the projects would accomplish before Congress votes to approve them.

6)Cut Down on Tax Haven and Tax Shelter Abuse. Obama will build on his bipartisan work to penalize companies that abuse the tax code and stop the use oftax havens.

7) Repeal Bush Tax Cuts for the Wealthy. Obama is committed to repealing the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.

He goes into great detail in the blueprint, but that's a good starting point for you. McCain doesn't have anything remotely this elaborate.

Ellie said...

Ben you are so throurough.

i might call one of the offices here in md.

Ben said...

The blueporint is available on his website. You can find a printable version at:

Again, they aren't all great ideas, but they are fresh ideas. Anything is better than the direction of politics since 1980. If we don't get the economy under control, any other political positions are going to be moot.

I suspect environmental policy is of equal importance, but there still isnt any empirical evidence of that. If Al Gore is right, though, we're fucked unless someone slams on the breaks NOW.

Ben said...

PS did you see the comment on my blog inquiring about the tensions in your home the night of the last NFC Championship game? :)

Ben said...

The good news for McCain supporters is up until about 2 min and 51 seconds in, she sounds very intelligent and "cool." I still can't believe she said that (and he still picked her).

Ellie said...

when you are little ol' me...surrounded by big ol new tend to pipe down a bit.

paz y amor said...

Uh oh, the tide of Ellie is turning again! Hey, you're free to change your mind as many times as you need too. I will admit though, when I heard the news, my first thought was- "Who???" Then I looked her up and thought, "Why?" McCain's in for a fight now, although he didn't have much to choose from for his VP...

e.Craig Crawford said...

I think Sarah Palin is a good choice .. perhaps calculated. Some pundits agree with my opinion, others strongly disagree.

I guess we'll see what the coming weeks will bring. The political ads should be very entertaining. :-)

Woozie said...

Talk about out of nowhere, huh? I heard Steve Doocy saying "any woman with five kids is qualified to be vice president." A decent PC laugh line but I sure hope he wasn't being serious.