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Sarah Palin wants to know what a VP does

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by KenH, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. KenH

    KenH Active Member

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    Evidently someone told her :thumbs:
     
  3. YOUTUBECANBESAVED

    YOUTUBECANBESAVED New Member

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    That is a lethal soundbite!


    hopefully there is more to it than what she said, it does speaks to inexperience and on the job training.

    it has been a whirl of a news cycle now Sarah is being thrown off the page because of Gustav and Republican covention proposed being pushed back, my question is? then what happens if Hannah gets mean a couple of days later , bad move on the Republicans part, set your date and hold the convention.

    also Obama's numbers came out and they were out of the park , like I said the news cycle is a whirl.
     
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    Do ya think she was being sarcastic? I know that the VP presides over the senate and votes in the case of a tie......but other than that, what exactly does he do?

    Lobby for global warming?

    AJ
     
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    Their responsibilities are identified by the president. They normally do the presidents weak areas...
     
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    Sarah Palin wants to know what a VP does

    Should we let her in on it, or should we wait a few more months?
     
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    Thread: Sarah Palin wants to know what a VP does


    LE says, So what? Big Deal. If that's the best the libs can come up with, we've got the election in the bag. I got if figured that with a nickname like "barracuda" she'll catch on pretty fast.
     
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    Imagine of Obama had a sound bit even hinting something like this. It would be a very big deal then...
     
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    :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: :laugh:
     
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    From Obama's and Biden's history, I'm not convinced that either of them (or a majority of folks in the Senate or House) understand what our government is supposed to be doing.

    Palin's comment was, obviously, a slap at the public image of the office of VP. Just what does that job entail on a day to day basis? Given how she's taken on the corrupt GOP machine in her own state, she's not likely interested in occupying an office that is mostly about ribbon cutting ceremonies or patting the president on the back.

    She may be a disaster. But she just might be the fresh air that Washington needs.

    And hey, its not like she trying to be on the faculty at Southwestern.
     
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    However, we must remember that any VP is one heartbeat away from being the President?
     
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    What areas do you see her bringing strenght to?
     
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    Of larger concern to me is that Obama doesn't know when life begins or a baby gets human rights. It's above his pay grade, according to him.
     
  16. Pastor Larry

    Pastor Larry <b>Moderator</b>

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    Something about a bucket of warm spit comes to mind.

    But we should remember that her time as governor of Alaska means that she alone has more executive experience that the Democratic ticket put together.
     
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    Yep, that's right. A Governor (executive) has to make decisions, sometimes snap decisions which affect people's lives, sign bills and oversee what's going on in their state each and every day, keeping them sharp and on their toes, unlike Senators (legislators) who just sit around listening to boring mundane speeches, hobnobbing with lobbyists, and occasionally vote (if they're in town to vote and not on the campaign trail).
     
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    But no experience on the federal level at all.

    I have no problem at all with a woman being president or vice president. But of all the Republican women that McCain could have picked he certainly could have found one who had more experience. If I were in the military and after all McCain has said about how important it is to pick a very qualified VP, I would consider this a slap in the face. I certainly am not comfortable with the idea of this lady being the Commander-In-Chief.

    Surely from the list below he could have found a more qualified candidate.

    Other Republican women:

    Kay Bailey-Hutchison
    Susan Margaret Collins
    Elizabeth Dole
    Lisa Murkowski
    Olympia Jean Snowe
    Michele Bachmann
    Judy Borg Biggert
    Marsha Blackburn
    Mary Bono Mack
    Virginia (Ginny) Brown-Waite
    Shelley Moore Capito
    Julia May Carson
    Barbara L. Cubin
    Jo Ann Davis
    Thelma Drake
    Jo Ann Emerson
    Mary Fallin
    Virginia Foxx
    Kay Granger
    Cathy McMorris Rodgers
    Candice Miller
    Marilyn N. Musgrave
    Sue Myrick
    Deborah Pryce
    Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
    Jean Schmidt
    Heather A. Wilson
     
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    Energy, Environment, and Agriculture. Her strengths are all domestic (does that sound to much like a mother and wife)

    Alaska does have more international concerns than many states because of its international ports and close proximity to Russia and the far east. But I still think she is stronger on domestic policy than foreign.

    I do like the idea of the President and VP both being parents of active duty soldiers or marines.
     
  20. Pastor Larry

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    Consider the recent presidents who had no executive experience at the federal level: All of them.

    Bush I, Bush II, Clinton, Reagan, Carter, Nixon, Kennedy, Eisenhower, Truman, Roosevelt ... and we could list many more. I don't know of a person you listed there who has executive experience at the federal level.
     
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