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Palin Can’t Fish in Her Own Lake

Sarah Palin lives in a very picturesque part of Alaska on Lake Lucille in the beautiful scenic town of Wasilla and you would think a very pristine part of the state of Alaska.

But there are no fish to be had even for the sportswoman herself -no fish.

Why? The lake is dead and cannot support wildlife and again one has to ask why such a far removed lake from factory chemical sewage, and the dumping of manufacturing by products and chemicals why this lake would not support animal life.

Sarah Palin would like you to believe she is a good spokesperson for the environment or so she may believe of herself it simply is not true. You see Palin does not believe in global warming and has sued the federal government to remove polar bears from the endangered species list.

The lake is dead enough for fish to die even after the Alaska Fish and Game Department stocks the lake with coho salmon but they do not live very long. The fish end up floating and decaying on the surface along with the vegetation.

The State environmental office indicates the war is loaded with fecal coli form bacteria and has a layer of foam on the lake water. Actually the studies undertaken of the lake turns out a report that it has turned into a bog.

Wasilla’s public works director Archie Giddings says that highway pollution is the cause of the problem with such chemicals as oil, anti-freeze, and heavy metals are running into the lake as run off during rainy periods.

The previous Mayor Stein had endeavored to stop development and its impact on the environment but when Palin took over she sold out to business without any environmental protection regulations.

Palin Can't Fish in Her Own Lake
Palin Can't Fish in Her Own Lake

 

Sarah Palin did not protect her own backyard from industrial pollution and amidst the public outcry curtailing runoff pollution. A large store run by a friend of Palin’s Fred Meyer wanted to run automobile sludge into the lake and he was finally stopped.

Palin may be sporty, but she is not protecting Alaska from the very pollution that will threaten her own children.

Palin’s obvious inexperience with the environmental concerns of her own town and Alaska pollution has led many to believe we cannot trust her with the whole country.

Elliot Spitzer Uncovered AIG Ponzi Scheme

Sept. 18, 2008   Elliot Spitzer Uncovered AIG Ponzi Scheme – Cooking The Books

Back during the election Senator John McCain’s solution to the AIG woes was to hire more lobbyists to study AIG collapse. He may have included his friend Phil Gramm who is well versed and tied to the Deutsche Bank which invested in the derivatives Ponzi scheme of AIG.

The Bush administration knew full well that the high risks of no financial regulations -and the Republicans were purposefully asleep at the wheel. Gramm was one of the engineers of the deregulation during the Bush administration and the one who helped the foreign Deutsche Bank recover their losses with US bailout money.

bush and mccain

The culture of the high risk Wall Street Casino benefited many Republican CEO’s as the cause of economic ruin due to complex multi-tiered manipulations of accounting procedures unchecked by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice.

The downfall of AIG began years ago with very poor and deceitful accounting procedures creating a false impression of its earnings the giant has been falling for years. AIG has been facing investigations for years on overstating the values of their contracts which are called credit default swaps or credit derivatives in the new method of cheating the system.

Credit derivatives value comes from credit risk on an underlying bond, loan or other financial asset. The reference entity maybe a corporation, the credit risk is on an entity other that the parties to the transaction itself. Basically AIG was selling insurance policies on bad loans.

AIG

Over 400 billion dollars worth of derivative contracts were established under the direction of Maurice Greenberg who since 1968 was the Chief Executive Officer of AIG responsible for its operations. Maurice Greenberg replaced the former Chief Executive Officer – C.V. Starr who died in 1968 and Maurice has been at the helm steering this ship closer to all out thief and wrecking the company for decades.

When AIG was doing deals which comprised 40 percent of its net worth in derivatives, it was dangerously close to overload on net worth. Meaning, AIG was trading more paper than the company was actually worth.

Maurice ruled with an iron fist and even the board of directors must have approved this risky exposure to losses. Quite simply the derivatives’ values were overstated and AIG used improper accounting methods simply following Enron’s methods of “cooking the books”.

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Sarah Palin Locked Up and Loaded

The Republicans will have us believe that Sarah needs tutorials on the economy, the war, foreign policy, immigration law, fiscal policy, oil price effects on the economy and all will be learned prior to the election. This is the reason Sarah Palin cannot give interviews as she is too busy studying from the Republican policy books.

Palin with a Hunting Rifle-Shoot the Moose

We already know her resume contains the qualities we all look for in a future President as she does not need any tips on fishing, hunting or dressing a moose. This gutting a moose business drew large applause from the GOP when Fred Thompson glorified Palin’s experience in moose gutting in his speech to the Republican National Convention. The endorsement came from the same fossil Fred Thompson that was said to be so lazy he did not enter the race for the Republican nomination until half way through the game and lost miserably.

We know that Sarah Palin has alot in common with Dick Cheney as they both know how to shoot a gun. Sarah Palin does however need tutoring and classes have started with Economics 101, Iraq War Continuation 102, Mortgages, Lending and saving the Banks 103, as well as purchasing foreign made products 104. Palin’s head is said to be a spinning with all this learnin’ she has to do to be presented to the media and to debate with Joe Bidden.

This will keep her pretty head very busy for the next four days and that is why she cannot give interviews without a teleprompter. The Republicans are very busy educating Sarah and as the robotic subservient woman that will save us from the numerous disastrous woes of the Bush administration for which they take no responsibility.

Sarah Palin is cramming for the final exam and is locked up in a room somewhere loaded with more criticism but will deliver the same old Bush policies as the last eight years no matter how hard she studies the subjects.

Her graduation cap in hand Sarah Palin will be accepting the nomination for President should the worse occur to John McCain in the near future. These are very scary times indeed for the voting public following the last eight years with the previous Republican dolt who didn’t even read the books he just played it by ear.

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Palin Racial Comments of Obama

THE UGLY SIDE OF SARAH PALIN- Arctic Arabs and Black Obama

Sarah Palin Racial Comments about Obama

The words were heard from a waitress serving Sarah Palin’s table in a restaurant a few days after Obama won the race against Hillary Clinton in the democratic nomination for Presidential election.

Palin’s cavalier and racist comments indicates a brazen woman who cares little of what people think of what she says, or does and even less about what a so called Christian woman would say about others.

Palin often refers to aboriginal natives of Alaska as “Arctic Arabs” in her more ugly language coming from the Governor of the State of Alaska she may be attractive outwardly but inwardly lies a offensive evilness that takes on a Carl Rove brand of politics.

Palin is also known to be vindictive to those who oppose her, and we can envision this behavior in the bi-partisan working across the isle atmosphere required with Democrats in the Whitehouse. Palin may get away with this type of performance in Wasilla and it indicates her lack of sophistication and diplomacy that it takes to meet with world leaders in the second most highest position in the US government.

If John McCain were to be successful in the general election Palin would have certain diplomatic duties and share in meeting with vital allies of the US as well as numerous meetings with Heads of State worldwide.

Sarah Palin’s mutually beneficial connection to the big oil companies makes her a very powerful woman in politics. Palin’s relationships with big oil not only would carry on in her becoming Vice President but also perhaps President of the United States should ill health beset John McCain. The relationship instills fear in the people of Wasilla who are afraid to speak out of the true character of Sarah Palin. Those who oppose her become lifetime enemies where retaliation is part of payback from Sarah Palin.

Palin’s recent introduction to the national political scene is burdened with the scandal of her pregnant unwed teen daughter Bristol Palin which soils her purity to the evangelical right wing faction of the Republican party. This brings the point of what morals, and what type of ideals Palin has instilled in her own children when abstinence is highly promoted within Evangelical religious beliefs.

Palin would become a lobbyist for the big oil companies and would have the ear of the President who would be shaping policies on energy and it is evident that both are for more oil drilling including ANWR which would defy an international treaty which protects those pristine lands.

The weeks ahead are vitally crucial to the future of this country and to entrust this mess inherited by the Republican Bush administration to a hockey mom and former PTA inexperienced female villain would not only be disastrous but sheer madness

Source: LA Progressive by Mary Lyon

Anne Kilkenny Letter to the Anchorage News

This forward ran in the Anchorage Daily News:
Posted by Alaska_Politics
Posted: September 4, 2008 – 12:11 pm
From David Hulen in Anchorage –
The e-mail below has been bouncing around the Internet since Sunday. It was written by Anne Kilkenny of Wasilla – stay-at-home mom, letter-to-the-editor writer and longtime watcher of Valley politics. She’s a registered Democrat. She was one of the delegates to the Conference of Alaskans in Fairbanks back in 2004. Her bio from the conference is here.
She e-mailed this letter over the weekend to family and friends Outside, and (despite her request not to post it) it went viral on the Internet very quickly, showing up on blogs and Web sites all over. Since then, Kilkenny has been inundated with phone calls and e-mails. She said she stayed up until 3 a.m. last night answering e-mails, and found nearly 400 new ones waiting when she logged on this morning.
It’s posted here with her permission.
And now the internet letter written by Anne Kilkenny from Wasilla, Alaska:
Dear friends,
So many people have asked me about what I know about Sarah Palin in the last 2 days that I decided to write something up . . .
Basically, Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton have only 2 things in common: their gender and their good looks. :)
You have my permission to forward this to your friends/email contacts with my name and email address attached, but please do not post it on any websites, as there are too many kooks out there . . .
Thanks,
Anne
ABOUT SARAH PALIN
I am a resident of Wasilla, Alaska. I have known Sarah since 1992. Everyone here knows Sarah, so it is nothing special to say we are on a first-name basis. Our children have attended the same schools. Her father was my child’s favorite substitute teacher. I also am on a first name basis with her parents and mother-in-law. I attended more City Council meetings during her administration than about 99% of the residents of the city.
She is enormously popular; in every way she’s like the most popular girl in middle school. Even men who think she is a poor choice and won’t vote for her can’t quit smiling when talking about her because she is a “babe”.
It is astonishing and almost scary how well she can keep a secret. She kept her most recent pregnancy a secret from her children and parents for seven months.  She is “pro-life”. She recently gave birth to a Down’s syndrome baby. There is no cover-up involved, here; Trig is her baby.  She is energetic and hardworking. She regularly worked out at the gym. She is savvy. She doesn’t take positions; she just “puts things out there” and if they prove to be popular, then she takes credit.
Her husband works a union job on the North Slope for BP and is a champion snowmobile racer. Todd Palin’s kind of job is highly sought-after because of the schedule and high pay. He arranges his work schedule so he can fish for salmon in Bristol Bay for a month or so in summer, but by no stretch of the imagination is fishing their major source of income. Nor has her life-style ever been anything like that of native Alaskans.
Sarah and her whole family are avid hunters.She’s smart.
Her experience is as mayor of a city with a population of about 5,000 (at the time), and less than 2 years as governor of a state with about 670,000 residents.  During her mayoral administration most of the actual work of running this small city was turned over to an administrator. She had been pushed to hire this administrator by party power-brokers after she had gotten herself into some trouble over precipitous firings which had given rise to a recall campaign.
Sarah campaigned in Wasilla as a “fiscal conservative”. During her 6 years as Mayor, she increased general government expenditures by over 33%. During those same 6 years the amount of taxes collected by the City increased by 38%. This was during a period of low inflation (1996-2002). She reduced progressive property taxes and increased a regressive sales tax which taxed even food. The tax cuts that she promoted benefited large corporate property owners way more than they benefited residents.
The huge increases in tax revenues during her mayoral administration weren’t enough to fund everything on her wish list though, borrowed money was needed, too. She inherited a city with zero debt, but left it with indebtedness of over $22 million. What did Mayor Palin encourage the voters to borrow money for?
Was it the infrastructure that she said she supported? The sewage treatment plant that the city lacked? or a new library? No. $1m for a park. $15m-plus for construction of a multi-use sports complex which she rushed through to build on a piece of property that the City didn’t even have clear title to, that was still in litigation 7 yrs later–to the delight of the lawyers involved!
The sports complex itself is a nice addition to the community but a huge money pit, not the profit-generator she claimed it would be. She also supported bonds for $5.5m for road projects that could have been done in 5-7 yrs without any borrowing.
While Mayor, City Hall was extensively remodeled and her office redecorated more than once.
These are small numbers, but Wasilla is a very small city. As an oil producer, the high price of oil has created a budget surplus in Alaska. Rather than invest this surplus in technology that will make us energy independent and increase efficiency, as Governor she proposed distribution of this surplus to every individual in the state.
In this time of record state revenues and budget surpluses, she recommended that the state borrow/bond for road projects, even while she proposed distribution of surplus state revenues: spend today’s surplus, borrow for needs.
She’s not very tolerant of divergent opinions or open to outside ideas or compromise. As Mayor, she fought ideas that weren’t generated by her or her staff. Ideas weren’t evaluated on their merits, but on the basis of who proposed them.
While Sarah was Mayor of Wasilla she tried to fire our highly respected City Librarian because the Librarian refused to consider removing from the library some books that Sarah wanted removed. City residents rallied to the defense of the City Librarian and against Palin’s attempt at out-and-out censorship, so Palin backed down and withdrew her termination letter. People who fought her attempt to oust the Librarian are on her enemies list to this day.
Sarah complained about the “old boy’s club” when she first ran for Mayor, so what did she bring Wasilla? A new set of “old boys”. Palin fired most of the experienced staff she inherited. At the City and as Governor she hired or elevated new, inexperienced, obscure people, creating a staff totally dependent on her for their jobs and eternally grateful and fiercely loyal–loyal to the point of abusing their power to further her personal agenda, as she has acknowledged happened in the case of pressuring the State’s top cop (see below).
As Mayor, Sarah fired Wasilla’s Police Chief because he “intimidated” her, she told the press.
As Governor, her recent firing of Alaska’s top cop has the ring of familiarity about it. He served at her pleasure and she had every legal right to fire him, but it’s pretty clear that an important factor in her decision to fire him was because he wouldn’t fire her sister’s ex-husband, a State Trooper. Under investigation for abuse of power, she has had to admit that more than 2 dozen contacts were made between her staff and family to the person that she later fired, pressuring him to fire her ex-brother-in-law. She tried to replace the man she fired with a man who she knew had been reprimanded for sexual harassment; when this caused a public furor, she withdrew her support.
She has bitten the hand of every person who extended theirs to her in help. The City Council person who personally escorted her around town introducing her to voters when she first ran for Wasilla City Council became one of her first targets when she was later elected Mayor. She abruptly fired her loyal City Administrator; even people who didn’t like the guy were stunned by this ruthlessness.
Fear of retribution has kept all of these people from saying anything publicly about her.
When then-Governor Murkowski was handing out political plums, Sarah got the best, Chair of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission: one of the few jobs not in Juneau and one of the best paid. She had no background in oil & gas issues. Within months of scoring this great job which paid $122,400/yr, she was complaining in the press about the high salary.
I was told that she hated that job: the commute, the structured hours, the work. Sarah became aware that a member of this Commission (who was also the State Chair of the Republican Party) engaged in unethical behavior on the job. In a gutsy move which some undoubtedly cautioned her could be political suicide, Sarah solved all her problems in one fell swoop: got out of the job she hated and garnered gobs of media attention as the patron saint of ethics and as a gutsy fighter against the “old boys’ club” when she dramatically quit, exposing this man’s ethics violations (for which he was fined).
As Mayor, she had her hand stuck out as far as anyone for pork from Senator Ted Stevens. Lately, she has castigated his pork-barrel politics and publicly humiliated him. She only opposed the “bridge to nowhere” after it became clear that it would be unwise not to.
As Governor, she gave the Legislature no direction and budget guidelines, then made a big grandstand display of line-item vetoing projects, calling them pork. Public outcry and further legislative action restored most of these projects–which had been vetoed simply because she was not aware of their importance–but with the unobservant she had gained a reputation as “anti-pork”.
She is solidly Republican: no political maverick. The State party leaders hate her because she has bit them in the back and humiliated them. Other members of the party object to her self-description as a fiscal conservative.
Around Wasilla there are people who went to high school with Sarah. They call her “Sarah Barracuda” because of her unbridled ambition and predatory ruthlessness. Before she became so powerful, very ugly stories circulated around town about shenanigans she pulled to be made point guard on the high school basketball team. When Sarah’s mother-in-law, a highly respected member of the community and experienced manager, ran for Mayor, Sarah refused to endorse her.
As Governor, she stepped outside of the box and put together of package of legislation known as “AGIA” that forced the oil companies to march to the beat of her drum.
Like most Alaskans, she favors drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. She has questioned if the loss of sea ice is linked to global warming. She campaigned “as a private citizen” against a state initiaitive that would have either a) protected salmon streams from pollution from mines, or b) tied up in the courts all mining in the state (depending on who you listen to). She has pushed the State’s lawsuit against the Dept. of the Interior’s decision to list polar bears as threatened species.
McCain is the oldest person to ever run for President; Sarah will be a heartbeat away from being President.
There has to be literally millions of Americans who are more knowledgeable and experienced than she.
However, there’s a lot of people who have underestimated her and are regretting it.
CLAIM VS FACT
*”Hockey mom”: true for a few years.
*”PTA mom”: true years ago when her first-born was in elementary school, not since.
*”NRA supporter”: absolutely true
*social conservative: mixed. Opposes gay marriage, BUT vetoed a bill that would have denied benefits to employees in same-sex relationships (said she did this because it was unconsitutional).
*pro-creationism: mixed. Supports it, BUT did nothing as Governor to promote it.
*”Pro-life”: mixed. Knowingly gave birth to a Down’s syndrome baby BUT declined to call a special legislative session on some pro-life legislation.
*”Experienced”: Some high schools have more students than Wasilla has residents. Many cities have more residents than the state of Alaska. No legislative experience other than City Council. Little hands-on supervisory or managerial experience; needed help of a city administrator to run town of about 5,000.
*political maverick: not at all
*gutsy: absolutely!
*open & transparent: ??? Good at keeping secrets. Not good at explaining actions.
*has a developed philosophy of public policy: no
*”a Greenie”: no. Turned Wasilla into a wasteland of big box stores and disconnected parking lots. Is pro-drilling off-shore and in ANWR.
*fiscal conservative: not by my definition!
*pro-infrastructure: No. Promoted a sports complex and park in a city without a sewage treatment plant or storm drainage system. Built streets to early 20th century standards.
*pro-tax relief: Lowered taxes for businesses, increased tax burden on residents
*pro-small government: No. Oversaw greatest expansion of city government in Wasilla’s history.
*pro-labor/pro-union. No. Just because her husband works union doesn’t make her pro-labor. I have seen nothing to support any claim that she is pro-labor/pro-union.
WHY AM I WRITING THIS?
First, I have long believed in the importance of being an informed voter. I am a voter registrar. For 10 years I put on student voting programs in the schools. If you google my name (Anne Kilkenny + Alaska), you will find references to my participation in local government, education, and PTA/parent organizations.
Secondly, I’ve always operated in the belief that “Bad things happen when good people stay silent”. Few people know as much as I do because few have gone to as many City Council meetings.
Third, I am just a housewife. I don’t have a job she can bump me out of. I don’t belong to any organization that she can hurt. But, I am no fool; she is immensely popular here, and it is likely that this will cost me somehow in the future: that’s life.
Fourth, she has hated me since back in 1996, when I was one of the 100 or so people who rallied to support the City Librarian against Sarah’s attempt at censorship.
Fifth, I looked around and realized that everybody else was afraid to say anything because they were somehow vulnerable.
CAVEATS
I am not a statistician. I developed the numbers for the increase in spending & taxation 2 years ago (when Palin was running for Governor) from information supplied to me by the Finance Director of the City of Wasilla, and I can’t recall exactly what I adjusted for: did I adjust for inflation? for population increases? Right now, it is impossible for a private person to get any info out of City Hall–they are swamped. So I can’t verify my numbers.
You may have noticed that there are various numbers circulating for the population of Wasilla, ranging from my “about 5,000″, up to 9,000. The day Palin’s selection was announced a city official told me that the current population is about 7,000. The official 2000 census count was 5,460. I have used about 5,000 because Palin was Mayor from 1996 to 2002, and the city was growing rapidly in the mid-1990’s.
Anne Kilkenny
August 31, 2008
In summary I would take the word of a person who has known Sarah Palin before I would believe the Republican handlers that are presenting a different image not of the true Sarah Palin but one that would appeal to Hillary voters. The Palin brand and character pales in comparison to Hillary and her views and policies are light years away from each other.
Tags: Sarah Palin, Anne Kilkenny, Alaska, Wasilla, Election 2008, Palin experience, the palin brand, john mccain, John McCain, PTA, hockey mom, Anchorage Daily News.

John McCain’s Healthcare Plan- Move to Iraq

Revised: March 3, 2010
During the Bush administration, John McCain voted for funds for rebuilding Iraq which included universal health care which was funded by American taxpayers.
John McCain is anti-American because, he also voted down the health care bill called the Affordable Health Care Act. When it comes for funding the war, health care for Iraqi citizens he’s all for it.  Doesn’t this tell you something America, when is this senile old man going to get voted out once and for all?
McCain is a war mongering, senile old disconnected rich white Republican who still collects his Social Security check every month even though he married a millionaire Cindy McCain who was wealthy beyond his dreams.  He cares as much about Americans losing their jobs as a hole in the ground and has no concept of reality in 2010.
Yet the career politician wants to be re-elected again for Arizona’s State Senate -can you afford to vote John McCain again Arizona? Can you afford a guy who won’t vote for his own country’s healthcare but votes for funding foreign countries health for their citizens?
You can read about John McCain’s million dollar parking lot in the last article but what will John McCain do for you when you really need him? John McCain is worth millions of dollars and obviously can’t relate to what middle class Americans are experiencing during this tumultuous market crash.
McCain cannot relate to your woes and in his speech last night, did you hear about his healthcare plan to cover everyone in the United States like most industrialized countries of world?
Is John McCain really living in this world where 37.3 million people are living in poverty and many more headed there every day. Do the statistics really matter to John McCain when 45.7 million people do not have health coverage?
Republicans really do not care about your health or your medical needs when you do not even hear it talked about at the Republican National Convention which is viewed world wide. Republicans really do not get the fact that a country is as prosperous and healthy as its work force, and that a sick workforce cannot produce a healthy economy.
Countries that cover their people for health care are many such as Germany, Canada, England, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Bosnia, Austria, Czech Republic, Ireland, Georgia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Slovakia, Russia, Romania, Iceland, Serbia, Wales, and The Netherlands.
All of these countries provide health care through various means by the government and it works just fine. Countries such as England provide free medicine, dental, and eye wear for the elderly, the unemployed, low income and disabled people.
The United States is the only industrialized country that does not have a universal health care system in place.
It is not only odd but absurd that all citizens of Iraq have basic rights and a national health care system in place – all paid for by the American government.
The United States is the only government which embarrassingly has not provided for its own people and covered all citizens for basic rights and basic health care. It is true that a country is only as healthy as its people that the US has not discovered that keeping its population healthy increases its gross national product.
The John McCain policies of continuing the occupation of Iraq for 100 years will not allow for those 45 million people here in the country, to ever get close to getting health care coverage.
Insurance lobbyists have taken care of this by dissuading the Bush government and other Republicans will not allow the government to cover all Americans because they are making so much money on premiums and want you to pay for it and so will a Republican government such as John McCain.
Whereas if this country is every going to get serious about joining the real world and have a national system of healthcare the insurance companies must not be the ones pulling the strings. Insurance companies are out for sheer profit and nothing else and are the problem.
Most of the horror stories you hear of people that have health insurance and then are denied help when an accident occurs or there are hidden fine print clauses that are deceptive practices and false advertising in the insurance field is unregulated.
McCain would not even extend health care coverage and funds for returning soldiers from Iraq many of whom are suffering from depression, and their wounds. This is not a war hero soldier and John McCain is no hero to these returning soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.
On June 11, 2008 John McCain appeared on the Today Show to continue to promote his policy of a long occupation of Iraq and when asked when the American troops may return home he said
” no but that is not important, Whats important is the casualties in Iraq”.

 

John McCain -the Bragging and the Truth

Revised: March 3, 2010

If John McCain wants to talk about his security record for the last 20 years the country has not been all that secure. The attacks on September 11th proves that national security was not high on the Bush administration agenda.

If he was the Senator interested in national security as he claims to be why then did he not single handed stop the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center is the question.  John McCain was not interested in national security until after the attacks and it happened on his watch as well as George Bush.

The one point to remember about the George Bush Republican administration was the insecurity after 9/11 which allowed Bush to invade the wrong country under false information given to the country and the government.  It was Bush who was asleep at the wheel and McCain who’s war record and impeccable history of defending his country did nothing to protect against terrorists or their attacks. McCain only reacted after 9/11 and his bragging about his war record is based on lies and crashed jets over and over again.

McCain’s memory and flip flop are becoming evident in these videos which contrast the bragging and the truth as in his various statements he contradicts himself. During his visits to Iraq you can plainly see McCain wearing a bullet proof vest as he claims Bagdad is safe which is totally false.

The McCain security policy would see us in an invasion of Iran and a continuation of a 100 year occupation of Iraq until the US declares complete bankruptcy.

Also in the Youtube Video you can hear contradiction in John McCain’s statements on the economy.

Tags: McCain, security risks, mccains security record, World trade center, George bush, 9/11, politics, politicol news, election 2008, democrats, republicans.

McCain Vetting Palin in Public

Updated March 3, 2010 John McCain Vetting-Sarah-Palin’s-Ass

The term ” vetting” your Vice Presidential candidate takes on new meaning when you see this video of John McCain checking out the other assets of Sarah Palin. It is a rather long look at what it takes to be a maverick you have to check out your running mate’s ass. Just exactly how is Sarah being vetted after the fact as a group of Republicans were last seen with a team of huskies travelling up to Alaska to vet her -once again.

What is important to John McCain is Sarah Palin’s ass and he only met her briefly before he nominated her as a potential Vice President.  Oh horrors what would the Republican party think of this slip of John’s mental capacity as a dirty old man he fits the description very well.  Better to vet your Vice President’s ass than to do any background checks -right on John.

John McCain-Vetting Sarah Palin's Ass

John McCain didn’t care about the out of wedlock  pregnancy in Palin’s family background especially with her daughter getting pregnant before she was married and all those family values of the republican party.

The question of Sarah Palin’s qualifications to be the best candidate for the country cannot be answered but John seems to like her very much especially her back side view.  Yes John McCain still has the roving eye he had when he met Cindy while he was married to Carol McCain.  McCain the career politician still likes a good piece of ass -hope Cindy wasn’t watching this video.

To-date there are no differences in policy changes from the George Bush administration but Sarah may look better than a Dick Cheney or Joe Lieberman to McCain.  Yet another drama episode of Northern Exposure in Alaska the vetting of Sarah Palin consists of checking out her ass and John McCain is an ass man.

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McCain’s Checklist for Vetting Palin

McCain’s Checklist for Vetting Palin  Revised: August 23, 2011

One has to wonder what was John McCain thinking when he accepted Palin as his running mate? We have heard enough of Sarah Palin in only two days for voters to know and this has gone far enough.

Those who complain of the Obama saturation are now thinking we are all Palin ed- out with media coverage of the Alaskan governor who really has very little political experience, knowledge or expertise in prime time high level power in government.

 


How Did John McCain Really Vet Sarah Palin

 McCain's Checklist for Vetting Palin

 Today, Sarah Palin makes millions on Fox News as a Commentary figure, book deals and PAC Money

Notwithstanding Sarah Palin’s unfortunate circumstances, John McCain shows extremely poor judgment in choices and his decision making ability is questionable at best.

McCain spent all of 15 minutes in an interview with Palin and has known her less than six months. Most of his information comes from other people’s opinion and not his own personal knowledge of Palin.
McCain buckled to the pressure of choosing a person who is pro-life for the Evangelical vote and that was worth putting our country’s security in jeopardy. 
For McCain to accept Palin for the second most important position in the country is not only putting national security at risk, it shows how little he really considered the choices he is making for the country.

Most people go through more scrutiny check working at McDonalds, or Wal-Mart. The liabilities of Mrs. Palin as Vice-President are stacking up so strongly that the only wise choice would be for her to not accept the nomination. Who vetted this woman anyway? Who thought they knew that voters would just embrace this debauched vetting process that she would pass the morality and corruption tests?

Mr. McCain -here is a check list for future reference:
Vetting Check List for Next Time:

Please remember you can only check one answer. Check Yes or No.

1) Obvious moral flaws? Unwed daughter who is pregnant.

2) Involved in corruption scandal?
3) Pork barrel earmarks from State of residence?
4) At least 10 years foreign policy experience?
5) Is candidate being investigated for abuse of power?
6) No loose morals of family members? No Unwed pregnant daughters.
7) Ready to be President at a moment’s notice?
8) No drunken driving charges within last 15 years?
9) Positive on oil drilling in Alaska?
10) Knows that Russia is near Alaska?
Give 5 points for each yes answer.
McCain's Checklist for Vetting Palin
McCain’s Checklist for Vetting Palin
Instead this is the Palin’s Vetting Check List that was used for John McCain vetting team.
1) Knows how to shoot a gun? Answer must be yes or no.
2) Knows how to hunt?
3) Lives far from Washington?
4) Believes in having babies?
5) Young and breathing?
6) Supports big oil?
7) Knows how to fish?
8) Eats moose burgers?
9) Wants Alaska to succeed from the US Union?
10) Drives a SUV? Snowmobile, shoots wolves from helicopters.
Give 5 points for each yes answer and recommend for Vice President.
Vetting process complete, recommend for Vice President.This concludes Senator John McCain’s vetting process and list for qualifications for Vice President of the United States.  McCain in his fragile health condition with a history of cancer and other ailments, puts Sarah Palin within a heart beat of the Presidency which is a scary thought. 
McCain’s Checklist for Vetting Palin, is hardly
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Sarah Palin’s Pork 197 Million for Wasilla

Palin’s Pork Barrel Fest in Wasilla More Pork Barrel Babies on the way in Wasilla Alaska although Sarah Palin denies taking a liking to pork.   The news is coming out furiously on John McCain’s Vice Presidential choice candidate and it seems the earmark debate is slipping away from Sarah Palin.

More Pork Spending For Sarah Palin-197 Million for Wasilla, Alaska

News breaking from Sam Stein of the Huffington Post indicates the following:

As Mayor of Wasilla a town of 8,000 people she secured spending projects with the help of the law firm Hoffman Silver Gilman & Blasco to the tune of 5.5 million for social and transportation projects. This law firm also represents the interests of Gulf Oil, British Petroleum, Amerigas Propane LP, Enstar Natural Gas Company, Petro Canada and many large corporate clients.

The Citizens against Government Waste say the city received 1 million for a bus facility in a town of 8,000 people where many do not use bus services.

In 2001 Wasilla also received a mental health center which cost 500,000.00 and an emergency shelter for another half a million dollars. In 2002 the dispatch center of Wasilla received another million in pork funding and water and sewer upgrades received 1.5 million. In addition another 600,000.00 for again the bus facility which means the busses in Wasilla now cost 1.6 million dollars.

Palin proclaims that she is against pork barrel spending but seems to be flip flopping on that potential time bomb just released and when you add up what her state has been granted in pork funds there is a lot of pork in Alaska.

Palin’s love of pork may exceed her taste for caribou since she is an avid proponent of drilling for oil in ANWR which is Alaska National Wildlife Refuge an environmentally protected area. ANWR was established to protect polar bears, caribou, sheep, geese, and a multitude of wildlife. The Arctic and Alaska are bound by and must fulfill international treaty laws to preserve this area of Alaska.

Apparently Palin is not opposed to violating international treaties when it comes to her requests for more pork barrel spending. The Los Angeles Times states that Alaska for the year 2008 requested 31 earmarks with the total reaching 197.8 million dollars.

The “reformer image” Palin is presents of herself in opposing the Bridge to Nowhere does not jive with 31 earmarks her state is receiving in outlandish expenses. For a town of 8,000 people Wasilla sure has received more than its share of pork.

The Washington Post reports that Palin has served on Ted Steven’s political group of 527, which is a real bothersome revelation for John McCain who opposed this group. Not to mention Palin’s reported accounts of corruption with her using her executive position to get her brother in law fired because her sister had a messy divorce with the guy.

These revelations have surfaced in a matter of days since McCain announced his choice of Palin for his running mate, and the public opinion is -he has made a very questionable choice to the point that his judgment is in question also. This just in– a group of Republicans were just seen going back to Alaska to vet Governor Sarah Palin.

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What Alaska thinks of Palin

Revised Feb. 24 2010

State Senate President Lyda Green a fellow Republican in Alaska said she thought it was a joke when someone called her at 6 a.m. to give her the news.

Sarah Palin Hunts and Kills for Meat Eating Husband

“She’s not prepared to be governor. How can she be prepared to be vice president or president?” said Green, a Republican from Palin’s hometown of Wasilla. “Look at what she’s done to this state. What would she do to the nation?”

Green, who has feuded with Palin repeatedly over the past two years, brought up the big oil tax increase Palin pushed through last year. She also pointed to the award of a $500 million state subsidy to a Canadian firm to pursue a natural gas pipeline that is far from guaranteed.

Alaska Democratic Party chairwoman Patti Higgins, attending her party’s national convention in Denver, said she was shocked to hear the news this morning.

“In this very competitive election for them to go pick somebody who is … under a cloud of suspicion, who is under investigation for abuse of power. It just sounds like a pretty slow start to me,” Higgins said.

The state Legislature is investigating whether Palin and her staff broke state law by pressuring the public safety department to fire a state trooper who was in a custody battle with her sister.

“We need a vice president who can step in if, God forbid, something happened to John McCain,” Higgins said. “I don’t think she’s someone who is ready for that 3 a.m. phone call.”

As reported in the Anchorage Daily News

Not a good endorsement for a Vice Presidential pick for John McCain and we have to wonder whether this pick will help or hurt his chances for the Presidential election.

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Palin No Experience Vice President

August 29, 2008 Palin No Experience Vice President - Governor Sarah Palin has been a governor for only 2 years while Joe Bidden as the Democrats Vice Presidential choice has over 20 years of experience. What the Republicans have done is to make the argument that experience only matters in the Presidential choice and also that the Democrats did not pick a woman as a Vice President.

Hillary and Palin on SNL
Hillary and Palin on SNL

Updated Jan. 29, 2011


The Democratic Hillary Clinton supporters may very well go to McCain for the simple fact that he did choose a woman as his running mate but Barack Obama did not chose Hillary Clinton who was very well qualified for the number two spot.

Response from Hillary Clinton voters is very positive for those that are voting for him because Obama did not pick Hillary Clinton, and that amounts to 27 percent of the total Clinton voters.

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