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Palin Power: Fresh Face Now More Popular Than Obama, McCain

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Ps104_33, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. Ps104_33

    Ps104_33 New Member

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    A week ago, most Americans had never heard of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Now, following a Vice Presidential acceptance speech viewed live by more than 40 million people, Palin is viewed favorably by 58% of American voters. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 37% hold an unfavorable view of the self-described hockey mom. http://www.rasmussenreports.com/pub...fresh_face_now_more_popular_than_obama_mccain
     
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    Agnus_Dei New Member

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    why don't I ever get a phone survey call?

    In XC
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  3. LeBuick

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    Same thing everyone in Alaska said regarding the vetting...
     
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    Check out the facts about her. While mayor, her small town of about 8000, received about $27 million in earmarks, that's $3500 per person. Alaska receives more pork barrel money than any other state. In her first year as governor she requested $550 million in pork barrel money, which is about $800 per person. Most states average about $34 per person. Her husband was a registered member of the Alaskan Independent Party for almost 7 years. They want Alaska to be a separate nation. Check out their web stite! Maybe she should be teaching abstinence. She does take the correct stand on some issues, yet just to many ifs to be a VP.
     
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    Would you please provide links to your allegations? Thanks.
     
  6. LeBuick

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    You forgot about the bridge to no where which she supported until McCain gave it that name and the truth about the so called corruption she fought.
     
  7. LeBuick

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    What good would it do, you guys will just discredit the source or turn a blind eye. Palin can do no wrong in the conservative view and for now they can have their day. I learned a long time ago that everything that glitters ain't gold. I think if we keep waiting the glitter will fall off and she will be come just another candidate (just like Obama and Wright).
     
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    I personally would find the links helpful, being as I know nothing of her and I don't trust the media (conservative media included) if you have info about her that isn't being circulated it would be of interest to me. Thanks

    Reformer
     
  9. Bible-boy

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    Don't ya just love how the liberal news media twist things that people say?

    This is the only quote from Gov. Palin they use to suggest that she was in favor of the project before McCain opposed it in the U.S. Senate.

    Now, where in the quote used above does Gov. Palin say that she is in favor of the project? It makes sense for a person running for the office of Governor to say that calling a town in that state "nowhere" is offensive. However, saying that as Governor you find it offensive for someone to call a town in your state "nowhere" does no necessarily translate to mean that you are in favor of a proposed high dollar project.
     
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  10. LeBuick

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    Ok, I'll play but watch what happens...

    http://news.bostonherald.com/news/2008/view.bg?articleid=1116208&srvc=2008campaign&position=12

    Also notice in this story how she still got the money...
     
  11. Bible-boy

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    The author of the Boston Globe article is doing the same thing that the Rueters article author did.

    The author of the article says that Palin campaigned in 2006 on a "build-the-bridge platform." Then tries to back that claim up by only quoting Gov. Palin as having been offended at the use of the term "nowhere" referring to a town in her state.

    Where are the direct quotes of Gov. Palin saying "Yes, build the bridge"?
     
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    See, I told you what would happen. You guys will just discredit the source or turn a blind eye. Not even sure why I bothered...
     
  13. KenH

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    5. Would you continue state funding for the proposed Knik Arm and Gravina Island bridges?

    Yes. I would like to see Alaska's infrastructure projects built sooner rather than later. The window is now--while our congressional delegation is in a strong position to assist.

    - Anchorage Daily News, October 22, 2006

    - http://blogs.tnr.com/tnr/blogs/the_...palin-really-fight-the-bridge-to-nowhere.aspx
     
  14. Reformer

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    I think you did it for me and thank you... and I ask if anyone has seen this ---->> http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/kilkenny.asp

    .......not that I believe everything by Snopes but this is interesting
    Here is interesting video of a speech she gave in the Church she grew up in.... A Church of God.....unless I am mistaken
    http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1766638341

    I remember someone telling me "anyone that would make a good President would never run" the loner I live the more this statement broadens.... I think you could also say "anyone that would make a good VP would never consider it" Maybe I am wrong..... I hope I am
     
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    Not sure if it's true but if it is this sure looks good on a "reformers" resume...

     
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    Sorry,

    Perhaps you should re-read my response. I did not discredit the source of either article you linked. The point I was making is that neither article you linked actually quoted Gov. Palin as saying that she was in favor of using federal funds to build the bridge. Both articles only provided a quote from her saying that she was offended by seeing a town in her state referred to as "nowhere" and then implied that that meant she was in favor of building the bridge using federal funds.

    Now Ken has provided a link to a source where we have something to talk about.
     
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    Thanks Ken,

    This is exactly the kind of quote I was asking for where it is clear that Gov. Palin says that she supported building the bridge.

    Note the question she was asked:
    Clearly she said yes that she was in favor of continuing state (Alaska) funding to build the proposed bridge.

    I don't know what happened in Alaska that caused her to stop trying to push this project through. However, she clearly turned away from supporting building this bridge using federal funds. This is in full agreement with what she said at the RNC. She said something to the effect of: "If Alaska wants to build a bridge we'll do it with our own money."

    Like I said something happened at the state level because Alaska still received a large sum of federal transportation funds for other projects. Perhaps her plan was to use those funds for other more popular/suitable projects and build this bridge using solely state (Alaska) funding. I don't know.
     
  18. LeBuick

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    McCain is what happened. When McCain was reading the earmarks on the floor in the Senate he gave the bridge the name, "bridge to nowhere". Palin tool real offense to the name but the bill was defeated THEN she said the part about, "if we need a bridge we'll build it ourselves". What's worse is she still got the money as a discretionary fund and was able to use it as she pleased. There is your great reformer, she still took the money.
     
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