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Palin Boo'ed for Mentioning Hillary Clinton

Her message is obviously going to need some fine-tuning....

If Sarah Palin thinks she can steal votes from the Democrats by rubbing up against Hillary Clinton and expecting some of Hillary's credentials to rub off on her, she's obviously under-estimating Democratic women voters, expecting them to abandon Democratic principles and vote for McCain/Palin simply because Palin is a woman is not in the cards.

And it appears that efforts by Palin to give praise Clinton towards that end... is being met by some angry reaction from conservatives.

This might not be the best way to reach out to those disillusioned Hillary Clinton supporters.

In just her second appearance on the campaign trail with John McCain, newly-minted GOP running mate Sarah Palin was showered with boos on Saturday for attempting to praise Clinton's trail-blazing bid to become the first female president.

As she did at in her debut speech in Ohio yesterday, Palin appealed to the women in the crowd here in Pennsylvania with a political shout-out to Geraldine Ferraro, who preceded Palin as the first women to be tapped as a vice presidential candidate. The reference was met with polite applause.

But in contrast with the mild reception that greeted the comment at the Ohio event, when Palin praised Clinton here for showing "determination and grace in her presidential campaign," the Alaska governor was met with a noisy mix of boos, groans and grumbles around the minor league ballpark where the "Road to the Convention Rally" was held.

Palin quickly recovered, promising the audience that female candidates weren't yet finished, and that she and McCain were on their way to victory in November.

Palin is praising HIllary and Geraldine in attempt to put herself in that category of accomplished female politician. Democrats put Geraldine Ferraro on the ticket 24 years ago, and Republicans are just not getting around to doing the same -- only because their polls show them they have a better chance of winning if they do.

Once again, Republican strageists are thinking simply -- Hillary is qualified, Geraldine is qualified, Palin is a female politician like they are, so Palin must be qualified also...

Burp. It ain't gonna fly in red country, you knuckleheads.

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Get real- the VP selection is always used to firm up a weak spot on the pres candidates resume. She was appointed because she is an outside the beltway conservative that seems, at first blush, like the first "regular guy" candidate this country has ever seen in contrast to McCain the long time insider. She is an appealing choice. That she happens to be a woman, all the better from a strategic standpoint.

I'm sure, by the way, that the boos were directed at your beloved Hillary, not Sarah Palin.


It didn't surprise me when a McCain aide admitted off the record the selection of Sarah Palin was a fishing expedition to see how many Hillary Clinton fans they could reel in.

The problem for the GOP is, they could have reeled in a lot more of them Clinton fishes with a more experienced pick like a Kay Bailey Hutchinson or Olympia Snowe. Hillary's "base" are older women. And although it's true that McCain might reel in some of the fishies who care only about seeing a woman in the White House (any woman will do), the vast majority actually backed Hillary because of her policies, her smarts and her decades of public service. For McCain to select a woman who his daughter, Meagan, praises for her choice of footwear (check out the latest edition of People Magazine) is an insult to most Hillarites.

Right wing conservative voters of both sexes should love Sarah Palin, experience or no experience. They wouldn't care if her only experience was as a girl scout troop leader. Because she's vehemently anti-gay, anti-choice, anti-wildlife, pro-gun, pro-pollution, pro-drilling and pro-teaching creationism in science classes in public schools.

She's no maverick. She supported the Bridge To Nowhere when she was running for Governor. You think Sarah Palin is a different kind of politician? Ask her why she didn't give back the federal funding for the bridge project when it was cancelled?


info regarding The Bridge to No Where


and finally this from Wikipedia:

The Gravina Island Bridge was a proposed bridge to replace the ferry that currently connects the city and borough of Ketchikan, Alaska, to the Ketchikan International Airport on Gravina Island. The members of the Alaskan congressional delegation, namely Rep. Don Young and Sen. Ted Stevens, were the bridge's biggest advocates in Congress and helped push for the funding.[1] Governor Sarah Palin also supported the bridge, but canceled it when the Alaska delegation was unable to prevent changes to federal funding levels that more than doubled Alaska's portion of the bill from $160M(40.2%) to $329M (>82%) of the bridge's cost.[2]

Lee Ward[TypeKey Profile Page]:

Palin supported the bridge to nowhere when it was paved with pork -- but when Alaskans were required by the feds to pay a larger share and eat less federal pig, Palin decided to pass.

Very interesting research - thanks! Here Palin is being promoted at the one who shot down the bridge to nowhere....

Bill C.:

If Palin's experience was any less she would be qualified as the deomocratic presidential nominee. And Hilary's experience is... (crickets). Her successes are... (crickets). face it, just like with successful african-americians- if they aren't radical libs then the left tries to destroy them. By the way, B. Hussein Obama's experience is (I mean besides kissing up to terrorists like Ayers and USA haters like Wright)... (crickets). It'll be funny to watch the radical left imlode when they lose the White House again.


Well I guess that the new criteria for being president is that you have had to be the mayor of a town of 8-9000, had a few votes as anyone to become governor of a state whose population is less than a small city and be a conservative. If this is what we really think of our country we are very demented.

we should want the best and the brightest to lead our country in this competitive world where the last administration has squandered the good will and the capital which has led the world in the past.Past is the operative word here. We need a better future and a leader not a follower .

Why would we choose to be less than the best for the future unless we want more failure like we have had economically and morally under the Bush years. WE ARE BETTER THAN THAT!!!!!

Lee Ward[TypeKey Profile Page]:

Amen, Jon. We are better than that!

Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

Hey Jon and stupid Lee. What is it exactly that Obama was elected to that ever had any executive experience? By the way, the Presidency is the head of the executive branch. I find it humerous how Lee Ward fought against Obama tooth and nail yet he now endorces him. Principles? None. Obama is the same bun Lee wrote pages about. The only thing he has accomplished in his life worth mentioning is he won (not by votes) the Democratic nomination. As a reformer, his choice of Joe Biden is a joke. Any bets about November 4th?

Lee Ward[TypeKey Profile Page]:

Obama compared to Hillary -- I preferred Hillary.

Compared to John McCain I prefer Obama.

Compare John McCain and Fat Head Fred Thompson, and I prefer McCain.


Life's full of choices. Get informed and make good choices Zeldorf -- I do. Your party put up the least objectionable knucklehead as their nominee and they still can't win the election.

Sensing that, they pander to Hillary Clinton holdouts -- straight out pandering -- whatever happened to the principles of the GOP?

They could have found someone more conservative socially and more experienced on any level, and instead they went for the Karl Rove playbook again, and got the candidate polls show might be worth 2 or 3%.

Yeah, I feel safer already...


What a hypocrite! I believed in Senator Obama! My six voting members of my democratic party family believed in Obama. Four of my family members are females and devoted supporters of Senator Clinton. We all thought that he was going to be the change that this country needed. I was so pysched up for my democratic convention this week, but Obama picked Biden, who is not a change but one of the big problems. Now look at Senator McCain who picked an outsider, and most of all a woman ,who believes in America. I may not agree with everything that Senator McCain stands for, but he''s a better choice that wishy-washy, back-sliding, bend at every blow of the wind, change your stance, and big time HYPOCRITE OBAMA! HE REALLY LET US DOWN! WHAT OTHER LIES IS HE GOING TO SPREAD NOW?

rodney dill:

Palin won't align herself too closely with Hillary. After all Palin did her achievements on her own and not by her husbands bootstraps.


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