Friday, August 29, 2008

New poll: Sarah Palin

Jinkies! It's a girl! John McCain picks Sarah Palin to be his running mate. Good move or not? Vote in my new poll.

By the way, I ditched the other poll, since it seems that I was the only one playing WoW.


freelancer said...

Jinkies! It's a girl! What a mystery!! Care to share some Scooby snacks with me Andromeda?

Now on to politics. Sarah Palin. Zoinks!! This candidate for the Republican vice president in my opinion isn't a good idea. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that Sarah is a bad person. That's not the case. The point is that she can out of no where. Sarah Palin may lead John McCain down a different path - a path that he and other Americans may not enjoy.

But the same can also be said about Obama for the Democrats. That senator is also an unknown. So in light of everything, this is a new beginning for the United States of America. The world is watching. We want this country to own up to its mistakes. Because as Uncle Ben said to Peter Parker is his car:

"With great power, comes great responsibility. Remember that Pete."

Peter remembered that wisdom from his uncle and it has grounded him as a person and as a superhero crime fighter. My own father loved Spider-Man because when he was growing up he said it was the most real comic book out there.

To conclude my statement above, I’m neutral. I have no idea if Sarah Palin will be helpful to McCain. The two parties are in unknown territory so we will have to see what direction they will go.

Thanks for providing the article from CNN.

Have a great Labour Day Weekend.

skatcat31 said...

I, liek many other people, see her views on oil fasinating, but are disturbed by the fact she has so little experience. Will this really be a good choice? Only time will tell.

And by little experience, look at her portfolio of known relations. I don't ever remember hearing about her foreign policies, heck I haven't even heard of her till she was announced as VP runningmate...

freelancer said...

Good morning Andromeda. Well, today is the first day of school for the kiddies. Well in my area that is. What about you? I had to sleep in the den on account that my room was being painted. About time too. Went with a bright & bold color. I was expecting a new post for the month of September, I guess you have important stuff to get done in real life. I have some errands to run. You have a wonderful day, Andromeda.

freelancer said...

Andromeda, I know that you are out and about, but I have to tell you its beautiful outside. Its 69 degrees and its sunny. Its expected to go up to 84 degrees later this afternoon (for our Canadian and European friends that's 21 degrees C going up to 29 degrees C) I wish the weather was like this all year round.

freelancer said...

News story about Sarah Palin that I thought you'd all be interested in reading...


Palin rebuts rumors, says daughter pregnant


By Steve Holland

ST. PAUL (Reuters) - The 17-year-old unmarried daughter of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is pregnant, Palin said on Monday in an announcement intended to knock down rumors by liberal bloggers that Palin faked her own pregnancy to cover up for her child.

Bristol Palin, one of Alaska Gov. Palin's five children with her husband Todd, is about five months pregnant and is going to keep the child and marry the father, according to aides of Republican presidential candidate John McCain.

Bristol Palin made the decision on her own to keep the baby, the aides said.

The Palins, in a statement released by the McCain campaign, said Bristol "came to us with news that we as parents knew would make her grow up faster than we had ever planned" and that their daughter "has our unconditional love and support."

"We ask the media to respect our daughter and Levi's privacy as has always been the tradition of children of candidates," their statement said.

Senior McCain campaign officials said McCain knew of the daughter's pregnancy when he selected Palin last week as his vice presidential running mate, deciding that it did not disqualify the 44-year-old governor in any way.

McCain officials said the news of the daughter's pregnancy was being released to rebut what one aide called "mud-slinging and lies" that have circulated on liberal blog sites.

According to these rumors, Sarah Palin had faked a pregnancy and pretended to have given birth in April to her fifth child, a son named Trig who has Down syndrome. The rumor was that Trig was actually Bristol Palin's child and that Sarah Palin was the grandmother.


Palin is staunchly anti-abortion, and pro-life groups welcomed the decision to keep the child.

James Dobson, an influential Christian evangelical conservative, said his Focus on the Family group had always counseled young mothers to see their pregnancies through, "even though there will be of course challenges along the way."

"That is what the Palins are doing, and they should be commended once again for not just talking about their pro-life and pro-family values, but living them out even in the midst of trying circumstances," he said in a statement.

Charmaine Yoest, head of Americans United for Life, said, "We join them in welcoming this new life."

The McCain campaign was outraged by the blog rumors.

"There's no doubt that liberal blogs such as one called and some in the mainstream media were pushing a false story about Gov. Palin's most recent pregnancy with fervor," said senior McCain adviser Nicolle Wallace.

A senior McCain official said its camp had no evidence that the campaign of Democrat Barack Obama was pushing the story, but said the blog rumors circulating on websites that appeared to support Obama had the effect of being "a real anchor around the Democratic ticket."


Speaking to reporters in Monroe, Michigan, Obama said he was offended by the McCain aide's statement and that he considered people's families off-limits.

"We don't go after people's families. We don't get them involved in the politics. It's not appropriate and it's not relevant. Our people were not involved in any way in this and they will not be. And if I ever thought there was somebody in my campaign that was involved in something like that, they'd be fired," Obama said.

Obama also said: "This shouldn't be part of our politics. It has no relevance to Gov. Palin's performance as a governor or potential performance as a vice president. So I would strongly urge people to back off these kinds of stories."

The news broke as Republicans gathered in St. Paul for their convention to formally nominate McCain and Palin as the party's candidates. Palin is only the second woman picked as a U.S. vice presidential nominee.

In the short period since she was announced last Friday, Palin has helped to energize the Republican Party's conservative base, giving McCain fresh energy going into the campaign for the November 4 election against Obama and his No. 2 Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware.

(Additional reporting by Caren Bohan and Ed Stoddard)

(Editing by Howard Goller and Jackie Frank)


freelancer said...

I haven't watched the RNC, but from what I hear Sarah Palin destroyed Obama and the critics. We will have to see where this campaign will go from here.

freelancer said...

This comment has nothing to do with Palin, but I believe that America has a lot of changes to under go. The country hasn't not been doing so well on the International stage. I know that these changes will not happen over night, but I do believe that they will happen within our lifetime.

J. J. said...

what happened to the poll "Will Sarah Palin help John Mccain?" The people need to know.

Busty Superhero Chick said...

J.J., I took down the poll because one option was too overwhemingly voted on, which removed any credibility of its results.

j.j. said...