Contrary to earlier published reports, Sarah Palin remains on the trail with John McCain. The reason is because she’s been drawing all these big crowds, and if John McCain were to campaign by himself, he wouldn’t get these kind of crowds.
Notice how these crowds have been chanting, “Sarah! Sarah! Sarah! Sarah!” instead of “McCain! McCain! McCain! McCain!?” Hell, even at the Republican National Convention, the mere mention of Palin’s name drew HUGE applause in comparison to the weak applause at the mention of McCain’s name.
I know this has to eat at John McCain. After all, isn’t this race supposed to be about him? At the rate she’s drawing the crowds, it might as well become Palin-McCain. Even her name is bigger than his on the placards.
Talk about being outshone by a woman. Here’s my ad idea here, which uses this theme to attack John McCain. Remember this ad about Barack Obama speaking at Mile High Field?
Let’s do an inverse flip, but with Sarah Palin at the podium with the chants of “Sarah! Sarah! Sarah! Sarah!”
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Ed Koch, the former mayor of New York City, who became known for his endorsement of George W. Bush in 2004, has decided to back Senator Obama because of Governor Palin’s stance on banning books from the library in which she asked the librarian if she could censor some books. Here’s his answer to the question as to why he backed Obama:
“The designation of Palin to be vice president,” he said. “She’s scary.”
He said he was alarmed by the report that she’d triggered a conflict with the local librarian in Wasilla, Alaska by inquiring about the possibility of banning books.
“Any time someone goes to the library and says, ‘I want to ban books,’ and the librarian says ‘no,’ and she threatens to fire them — that’s scary,” he said.
Here’s his official endorsement below:
I have concluded that the country is safer in the hands of Barack Obama, leader of the Democratic Party and protector of the philosophy of that party. Protecting and defending the U.S. means more than defending us from foreign attacks. It includes defending the public with respect to their civil rights, civil liberties and other needs, e.g., national health insurance, the right of abortion, the continuation of Social Security, gay rights, other rights of privacy, fair progressive taxation and a host of other needs and rights.
If the vice president were ever called on to lead the country, there is no question in my mind that the experience and demonstrated judgment of Joe Biden is superior to that of Sarah Palin. Sarah Palin is a plucky, exciting candidate, but when her record is examined, she fails miserably with respect to her views on the domestic issues that are so important to the people of the U.S., and to me. Frankly, it would scare me if she were to succeed John McCain in the presidency.
He’s right. It should SCARE moderate and female voters about the possibility of a President Palin in the White House, who believes in the End Times, the rapture, and believes in no abortion–even in cases of incest or rape. She’s a right-wing kook, and her extremist views, if they become well known, like her church hosting Jews for Jesus, could help us win Florida.
Mailings, radio ads, and local cable ads would help us alot in Florida on this issue alone.
I’ve been struggling for several weeks to figure out how to write this diary. I think the best thing to do is to deal with the facts first:
My home was robbed.
Sometime early last month my home was broken into. Somebody (or somebodies, most likely) literally broke down my back door. They took some jewelry, and some other stuff including electronics. The jewels that they took weren’t that expensive, but they hit us where it hurt: the heart.
They took a necklace and earring set that my wife wore on our wedding day, and a necklace I bought for Mrs. Zen on her first mother’s day. A mother’s day which had come after our first daughter was born two months premature, all of 3 pounds 1 ounce, and spent a month in the NICU before coming home.
How do you put a value on that? The thought of some kid, rummaging through our stuff, taking that necklace, those memories. My blood still boils, and it’s been a month now.
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