Strategy ’08

Obama vs. the other guy, 2008

Sarah Palin Had No Idea She Was Being Vetted

I read this very interesting transcript from The Roll Call, a newspaper for Capitol Hill, that outlines the interview between Governor Sarah Palin and the Roll Call newspaper. Here’s a great snippet that shows that Governor Palin thought it was ridiculous she’d be picked for Vice-President, and that she wasn’t aware of being vetted:

RC: What do you think the possibility is of you being picked for the vice presidential ticket?

Palin: You know, I just think that’s so far out of the realm of possibility. I think, OK, I’m a hockey mom from Alaska and I’m very passionate about the need for our nation to become energy independent and for our nation to become more secure, and that’s going to be based on domestic supplies of energy being tapped. I do believe that Alaska, we can be the leader of energy policy — and energy policy has been sorely lacking in our nation. And I can think I can do that as governor. So, when I consider this out of the realm of possibility, hypothetical about ever being tapped for vice president, I don’t spend a whole lot of time thinking about it. I spend my time thinking about what Alaska can do to contribute. How can we produce? We’re ready to produce.

RC: Have you been vetted by the national party?

Palin: [T]raditionally a potential candidate goes through their state party to be vetted and have the information passed on. Our party chairman … the machine within the state Republican Party … we don’t have that kind of relationship where they would pass on any good information to McCain or the national GOP. I just acknowledge that and that’s fine.

[The national GOP has asked for old speeches] and that’s been kind of recent. But other than that, I don’t know anything about how they’re doing anything.

RC: Who has asked for your old speeches?

Palin: Those who are putting on the GOP convention, or the RNC. But, no, I wouldn’t consider that any kind of official vetting. So, again, more evidence of this out of the realm of possibility.

Uh….this looks more like McCain was forced by the religious right-wing to pick Sarah Palin instead of Joseph Lieberman.

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September 3, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

2 Comments »

  1. Worth noting that the interview took place on Aug. 14th. So, if they did do any vetting, it all took place within two weeks of the actual selection.

    Comment by zenbowl | September 3, 2008 | Reply

  2. You my friend, just told a big lie —

    Obama,

    You are the first candidate the U.S. has had in a long time that has continued to spread false information from the first time you hit the campaign trail.

    I find your technique one of the most offensive I have ever experienced. I find your ethics are on the border of being unethical and your manipulation of the facts most disgusting.

    It is common knowledge that the media will always press United States citizens to vote for the candidate who offers them the biggest kick-backs, pay-backs, and over-all “favors”. That is you, Obama.

    Then look at your over all personas: Your stance, the way you hold your head, your gestures, the clothes you wear, the pronouns and adjectives you use. Everything about you is the personification of an individual, who does NOT, let me repeat DOES NOT, have the United States citizens interests’ at heart. You are an elitist and the persona I just described is living proof — your entire appearance is proof — FACT — of what I say.

    Okay – now let’s talk about education. You have a law degree but did not practice law. Why? Readers – look this one up and you will see why. And, the result is not a positive one.

    Then there is the community organizer work you undertook in the state of Illinois. That, too, has been overstated and turned into something “positive” that it in fact was NOT. Dear readers – check this one out yourself as there are many Illinois citizens who will tell you the “truth.”

    My education – NOBAMA – is equal to or greater than your education. I do have the same ability as you to influence U.S. Citizens: And I certainly am taking the opportunity to exploit you for what you truly are.

    You see I am an educator, who works for a famous “Research One” institution, who has the ability to write Journal Articles that all college students will use for research. The true facts about you will come out and in a place that will most definitely do the most good – to influence voters “young voters” on how to spot an individual who does not represent the United States in the capacity as he states he will. Make no mistake, Obama, people will definitely know the subject of the Journal Articles is referencing you and your 2008 Presidential campaign.

    See you in “honest” fact-finding print.

    Comment by Versailles | October 4, 2008 | Reply


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