Friday, October 17, 2008

Sarah Palin Quotes

Ah, the Internet. Thank goodness for the Internet and awesome, on-the-spot moments of political candidates.

Everyone knows that Sarah Palin's number one attraction is her appeal to the common man and woman. In fact, she has made her stump speeches a referendum on the everyday Joe and Jane, saying recently that she reaches out to those in small town America.

It’s true, she does seem to strike a chord with us where the Washington elite seldom dwell. Moms love her feisty approach; hunters adore her direct, ambitious and strong words; everyday people connect with her appeal to a more gentle time. Only these people have the perchance to read real news, know geography and do not take the law into their own hands.

How many people find it appropriate to take their boss' money and spend it until the courts stop them? Or implore God, taking the Lord's name in vain, to justify a war hell bent on losing to win a few meager votes? The answer is, not many. These are but a few of the many quotes the GOP Vice Presidential candidate has uttered in her few weeks. Surely, the great John McCain could have found a candidate with a better ability to speak for herself. No wonder she has been hidden away by his campaign, as we already know.

Palin has effectively shot herself in the foot with such quotes as:
"As for that VP 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 VP does every day?" --Sarah Palin, interview with CNBC's "Kudlow & Co", July 2008

or:
"As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over the border." --Sarah Palin, explaining why Alaska's proximity to Russia gives her foreign policy experience, interview with CBS's Katie Couric, Sept. 24, 2008

and:
"They are also building schools for the Afghan children so that there is hope and opportunity in our neighboring country of Afghanistan." --Sarah Palin, speaking at a fundraiser in San Francisco, Oct. 5, 2008

or these choice words:
"I'm the mayor, I can do whatever I want until the courts tell me I can't.'" --Sarah Palin, as quoted by former City Council Member Nick Carney, after he raised objections about the $50,000 she spent renovating the mayor's office without approval of the city council

Sarah Palin is the Achilles heel of the McCain Campaign, especially in light of her recent ethics violations, and it seems all the "Straight Talk Express" can do is to focus on Obama's supposed weaknesses to cover their own. Unfortunately, for the GOP, the American public is tired of the constant intrusion of crap sandwiches and Cheney-like statements.

With McCain moving away every day from his once middle stance as a reformer to nothing less than another George Bush, the attacks on Obama will get worse. Luckily, this will only further ensure true change in the form of a new direction.

Please vote Obama and we can rid our country of the Cheney politics that have dominated the last eight years.

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