Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Palin Truth Files

Finally there is a website to deal with all the rumors that media loves to create and Dems love to circulate them without checking it's facts.  Click here.

Sarah Palin's interview

Hugh Hewitt Interviews Sarah Palin on his radio show and she came across the Sarah we know and love; Authentic, real and averagae American:

Here are some highlight: (h/t:  Jim Geraghty of NRO)
  • She mentioned that she and Todd had lost $20,000 in the past few weeks in their 401(k)s. Can you recall the last time a politician gave a specific number to how much an economic crisis had impacted them? She talked about how she and Todd were worried about paying for college for their children. 
  • She mentioned she and Todd got their first health insurance when they were hired for union jobs.
  • She said the only time the criticism had gotten "hurtful" was the commentary about Trig Palin, and the insinuation that carrying him to term was a mistake.
  • She said she had spoken to her son in the Army, Track, when he was in Kuwait on his way to Iraq and that "the little stinker" had called his girlfriend before calling his mother in recent days.
The last couple answers were a lot like talking to a neighbor - issues like the financial crisis, the culture of life, and the war in Iraq in strikingly personal, human terms. 

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Palin Wine

Sarah has been a gold mine for the MC campaign, and now she is helping wine industry! heh

Bottles of Palin wine, with a Syrah in the center, are shown for sale at the North Berkeley Wine store in Berkeley, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008. The wine, pronounced 'pa-LEEN sih-rah,' is certified organic, comes from a small winery in the Limari Valley in northern Chile and has nothing whatsoever to do with Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin. Interest in the wine has risen since Republican presidential hopeful John McCain picked Palin as his running mate. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Friday, September 26, 2008

Free Sarah Palin!

"This seems wholly unnecessary. People love Sarah Palin when they see her. When she’s firing at full force, she comes off as authentic, self-possessed, and ready for a fight. If that is Sarah Palin, that’s the Sarah Palin who should be talking to everyone she can. That’s the Sarah Palin who should call up Rush Limbaugh. That’s the Sarah Palin who should go on The View. Heck, I thought she should have dropped in on Keith Olbermann while she was in the Big Apple and charm his official Bush-Derangement-Syndrome socks off or be cheered for trying.

Conservatives are inclined to love Palin. Hard-working, all-American family men and women who don’t have their head full of left-wing theories about Republicans are frequently warm to her — if not outright excited. Even the Left knows the attraction or they wouldn’t be going so insane over her.

She’s a rapist! She’s a fascist! She’s not a woman! "

Read the whole article by NRO editor K. J. Lopez

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Palin Phenomenon!

"The choice of Sarah Palin as John McCain’s running mate has been devastating for the Obama campaign precisely because she is everything Obama is not. Palin is not ashamed of her culture or country. She is not embarrassed by being an American, but naively embraces her birthright. Unassisted by affirmative action, Palin has risen to national prominence on the basis of her character, intelligence and natural gifts. In a word, she has guts. This is a woman who is proud of her country, not because it has granted her personal success, but because she respects what America stands for: freedom, opportunity, and individualism."

~DAVID DEMING is an associate professor of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

President Sarah Palin? 2012?

Why not! She looked presidential today during her diplomatic meetings. Media is still fascinated with her and refuses to understand why she is so popular? Here is what Washington Post's blog had to say about her:

Despite a wealth of stories critical of Palin and questioning John McCain's selection of her as a running mate, she remains generally popular across the country. Does this mean Palin has the Teflon quality? And if so, can she maintain it all the way through Election Day?

Monday, September 22, 2008

Gov. Palin Took A Stand For Iranian Women!

Here is an excerpts of Gov. Palin remark about Iranian people women today. The only American politician who have mentioned Iranian women situation.

"Not even Iranian citizens are safe from their government's threat to those who want to live, work, and worship in peace. Politically-motivated abductions, torture, death by stoning, flogging, and amputations are just some of its state-sanctioned punishments. It is said that the measure of a country is the treatment of its most vulnerable citizens. By that standard, the Iranian government is both oppressive and barbaric. Under Ahmadinejad's rule, Iranian women are some of the most vulnerable citizens. If an Iranian woman shows too much hair in public, she risks being beaten or killed. If she walks down a public street in clothing that violates the state dress code, she could be arrested. But in the face of this harsh regime, the Iranian women have shown courage. Despite threats to their lives and their families, Iranian women have sought better treatment through the "One Million Signatures Campaign Demanding Changes to Discriminatory Laws." The authorities have reacted with predictable barbarism. Last year, women's rights activist Delaram Ali was sentenced to 20 lashes and 10 months in prison for committing the crime of "propaganda against the system." After international protests, the judiciary reduced her sentence to "only" 10 lashes and 36 months in prison and then temporarily suspended her sentence. She still faces the threat of imprisonment."

That's why we need to elect a woman for the White House..

Sarah Palin , Bono and World Leaders

On Tuesday she will meet separately with Kissinger, Colombian President Alvaro Uribe and Afghan President Hamid Karzai. On Wednesday she is to meet jointly with Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili and Ukrainian President Viktor Yuschenko. She then will meet separately with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Palin also will sit down with rock star and humanitarian activist Bono. Link

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Palin popular as Diana

  • Gov. Sarah Palin will meet in New York next week with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and Colombia's president Uribe among other world leaders scheduled to visit the United Nations annual autumn General Assembly Session.
  • Sarah Palin has been money success for McCain and RNC
  • A group of Hillary Clinton supporters condemned the National Organization for Women's endorsement of Sens. Barack Obama and Joe Biden earlier this week.
  • Sarah Palin is as popular as Diana in the hearts of the American public. Read more

Friday, September 19, 2008

How is Gov. Palin Different?

Media is trying so hard to understand the reason behind Palin's popularity, but it's so simple for me. It's her authenticity. It's time to have someone in the White House where "We The People" can relate to. I am just glad that she is not a Lawyer!

Here is another view of Governor written by an Australian:

"Palin is different. Sure, she is a political animal, a natural, and her personae and story have been given a polish, as all political personaes and stories invariably do. But inside, there is a sufficient core of what my friend called “authenticity” to make her stand out from the usual crowd of suits wanting to have your baby and kiss your vote (or maybe the other way around, but who would notice?). Quite apart from her ability to energize the conservative base, and hopefully broaden the ticket’s appeal to women, she could well prove to have a special appeal that reaches well beyond what has been the traditional Republican catchment area. Only time will tell, but come the November election, we could see the emergence of a small but electorally significant number of Palin Democrats: small town and suburban, often blue-collar and unionized, socially conservative and patriotic, family oriented men and women who see in her their wife, mother, sister or a best friend."

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Gov. Sarah Palin's Quick Response to Sen. Biden.

The "experienced" VP candidate, Joe Biden, said today that paying taxes is patriotic! And Sarah Palin was quick to respond:

“To the rest of America that’s not patriotism. Raising taxes is about killing jobs and hurting small businesses and making things worse.”

“This isn’t about anyone’s patriotism— it’s about Barack Obama’s poor judgment.”

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hillary Top Supporter Endorses MCain-Palin Ticket

Hillary Clinton supporter and member of the Democratic National Committee's platform committee Lynn Forester de Rothschild will endorse John McCain today.
Click here to read the full report.

Rothschild was a "Hillraiser" for Clinton, scaring up at least $100,000 for Hillary and she has called Obama "arrogant," unable to connect with regular Americans, and "elitist."

What's with Gov. Sarah Palin's Shoes?

Photographers are fascinated with Palins' shoes! How come they never took any picture of Obama's, McCain's or even Hillary's shoes? hmmm.

Monday, September 15, 2008

75% of Alaska Democrats Approve Palin’s Job Performance

This is a headline that you would not see in main stream media! As this blogger states, 75% of the opposition party in her home state think she’s doing a swell job. It's just amazing that you won't hear this fact in on any TV Channel.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

I love Sara's younger daugher. She looks so adorable and poised. I can see her running for president in 2040! and look at her youngest child, what a cutie?

Sarah Palin Succeeded On Her Own Terms!

What I like about Sarah Palin's story is that she did it her way.  Her family were not  in politics or wealthy.  She did not marry into wealth or political family.  She succeed  on her own.  Here is an excerpt from Dee Dee Myer's article which she mentions that same. As you remember, Dee Dee was in Clinton's administration:

"What Sarah Palin has done, and this is something I like about her, is that she's a women who has succeeded very much on her own terms. She talks about motherhood as a training ground for leadership; she manages and balances her family and her work in her own way. It's very hard to see where her family ends and her work begins. I think a lot of women see their lives that way. Not everyone's going to go out and shoot a moose and put their hair up in a bun and put on their sexy open-toe shoes and go to dinner. ... But does everybody have to be lock-step on every issue? Or can somebody who's outside--in Sarah Palin's case, very much outside--the traditional feminist agenda still move the ball forward for women? I think the answer is yes. When I hear Pat Buchanan on TV, decrying sexism in the media, you know? This is not all bad. ... I don't know where abortion rights are going to end up in all this, and honestly that concerns me, but I think we need to find a different language to talk about it. I think that there are more women who identify with Sarah Palin than Gloria Steinem right now. Even if they don't agree with 100 percent of her agenda, her life looks more like their lives."

Friday, September 12, 2008

Palin 'governed from the center,' went after big oil

For 10 days,the main stream media, wanted us to believe that Governor Sarah Palin is some sort of right-wing politician,but according to USA today's article. Here is an excerpt:
But in her 21 months as governor, Palin has taken few steps to advance culturally conservative causes. Instead, after she knocked off an incumbent amid an influence-peddling scandal linked to the oil industry, Palin pursued a populist agenda that toughened ethics rules and raised taxes on oil and gas companies.

And she did so while relying on Democratic votes in the Legislature.

"She has governed from the center," says Rebecca Braun, author of Alaska Budget Report, a non-partisan political newsletter. "She has in some small ways supported her religious views — for example, proposing money to continue the office of faith-based and community initiatives — but she has actually been conspicuously absent on social issues. She came in with a big oil and gas agenda, which really required Democratic allies to get through."
Now, here is the "CHANGE" we can trust.  Read the whole article which has more detailed list of her accomplishments. Click here

Obama Is Yaker And Palin Is Doer!

Based on his own admission yesterday during CNN forum at Columbia University , Obama said this yesterday:

"It's easy for me to go to Washington and frankly, be somewhat divorced from the day-to-day challenges people have," he said. Obama, meanwhile, also mocks his own job in response to the same question. "We yak," he said, while small-town mayors work."

Thanks Obama for Palin endorsement!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Reaction to Palin Interview

A couple of reactions to Governor Sarah Palin's interview with Charlie Gibson:

POLITICO: Final score: McCain wins the day. "Sarah Palin confronted a major obstacle in her interview with Charlie Gibson - her first one-on-one as a vice presidential candidate - and appears to have held her own."

TalkLeft: "Indeed, her eventual answer to the question is extremely sensible (unlike Bush and McCain's actual policies) and smart politics. She did not accept the premise of Gibson's question and then gave a sensible answer to the question." Also, a suggestion that fellow lefty blogs aren't helping the side by engaging in over-the-top responses, a piece of excellent advice that is sure to be ignored.

Both bloggers are left leaning bloggers. So I guess she did great. I thought she was to the point and she came across "real" and "authentic". She is the "change" we've been waiting for!

Palin Sends Off Son, Other Soldiers in Fairbanks, Alaska Army deployment ceremony

McCain/Palin ticket motto is "country first" and here is a great example where Sarah walks the talk.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Palin: warmth, work ethic and can do attitude

Another liberal feminist, Rebecca Johnson, writes why she likes Palin.  Here is an excerpt from her article in Telegraph:
I had been impressed with her when I interviewed her - not for her politics (I'm one of those east coast liberals she doesn't care about) but for the other things that people across the country are responding to right now:her warmth, her work ethic, her "can-do" attitude.

Life hands them difficulties -a Down's syndrome baby, a 17-year-old daughter pregnant before her life as an adult has even begun, a much-needed job on the oil and gas commission that comes with too many strings - and she is not flummoxed or depressed or angry or self-pitying. She endures.

In a perfect world, people would vote based on issues. Care about a woman's right to choose her own biological destiny? Vote pro-choice. Unfortunately, life is still a lot like high school. We vote for people we like, people who make us feel comfortable and heard.

Palin A Frontier Woman

Camille Paglia is well respected feminist and she may be changing her vote from Obama to Palin. She has written a great article and I hope you will find time to read it. Here is a short excerpt:
"It is certainly premature to predict how the Palin saga will go. I may not agree a jot with her about basic principles, but I have immensely enjoyed Palin's boffo performances at her debut and at the Republican convention, where she astonishingly dealt with multiple technical malfunctions without missing a beat. A feminism that cannot admire the bravura under high pressure of the first woman governor of a frontier state isn't worth a warm bucket of spit."

By the way, regarding lipstick comment which obama thinks is "blown up issue", Democrats website called her pig on August 30th. So this was not an innocent mistake as Obama wants us to believe. Here is the the link before they yanked it from their website.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Obama calls Sarah Palin a pig!

Politico reports from Virginia, that Obama poked fun of McCain and Palin's new strategy and said,  "You can put lipstick on a pig," he said as the crowd cheered. "It's still a pig," and he went on to say,"You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It's still gonna stink. 

Whatever Obama meant by this phrase, not only it will not go well with women, but also shows how he reacts to a female opponent.  Shame on you, Mr. Obama.  Is this the "change" you have been talking about?  

Or was this comment targeted for John McCain and he meant She’s the lipstick and he’s the pig.  Either way it shows shows lack of class for Obama.

Palin and Fannie/Freddie Mess

Today, Gov. Sarah Palin had this to say in WSJ:

"We are strong advocates for the permanent reform of Fannie and Freddie. For years, Congress failed to act and it is deeply troubling that what we are now seeing is an exercise in crisis management rather than sound planning, and at great cost to taxpayers."
"We promise the American people that our administration will be different. We have long records of standing up to special interests and providing the leadership to change government and make it more accountable to the American taxpayer. In our administration, every agency and department will undergo rigorous oversight and review. We will require the highest standards of accounting, reporting and transparency ever demanded in government."

You go girl!!!

1) Chris Dodd $133,900
2) John Kerry $111,000
3) Barack Obama $105,849
4) Hillary Clinton $75,550

And they lecture us about "change we need" and "change we can believe in"?  Hmmm....

Palin "surge"

McCain had two successful "surge" strategies.  One was the Iraq surge and now by picking Gov. Sarah Palin he has done it again.  McCain had a fundraising in Chicago, Obamaland, and raised $4 million in one night! and he credits Palin for fundraising surge.  

Lets the surge soar!

Why so many smears against Palin?

I'ts interesting to watch how left is trying sooooo hard to destroy Sarah Palin. It's a good sign!   They feel the threat and they feel how well she has connected to average people.  But I thought the left was champion of "average" people, what happened?

Well, thank God for the FactCheck.org has a lengthy analysis of some of the false claims circulating about Gov. Palin.  The analysis notes that many of the charges originated from a chain e-mail started by Wasilla resident Anne Kilkenny. 

By the way, all the smears are debunked if someone bothers to read FactCheck.org

Monday, September 8, 2008

Palin & Plosi

I am tired of people disqualifying Gov. Palin based on "what if McCain dies?" argument. So I loved when a reader sent me this comment today:
"Palin being a heartbeart away from the Presidency if far more reassuring that Nancy Pelosi being two heartbeats from the Presidency"

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Vice Presidency & Motherhood

It's just amazing how all of sudden we are debating the effectiveness of "working mothers". There are many politicians who had babies and run for an office, so why are they raising the question now? Here is the latest article on Gov. Sarah Palin little baby in New York Times.

"No one has ever tried to combine presidential politics and motherhood in quite the way Ms. Palin is doing, and it is no simple task. In the last week, the criticism she feared in Alaska has exploded into a national debate. On blogs and at PTA meetings, voters alternately cheer and fault her balancing act, and although many are thrilled to see a child with special needs in the spotlight, some accuse her of exploiting Trig for political gain.

But her son has given Ms. Palin, 44, a powerful message.
Other candidates kiss strangers’ babies; Ms. Palin has one of her own. He is tangible proof of Ms. Palin’s anti-abortion convictions, which have rallied social conservatives, and her belief that women can balance family life with ambitious careers. And on Wednesday in St. Paul, she proclaimed herself a guardian of the nation’s disabled children.

Children with special needs inspire a special love,” Ms. Palin said, echoing the message she had shared at the shower."

The September 15, 2008 Issue of Newsweek.

I have no idea if the cover is fair to Palin. We shall see?

Palin floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee

Wow, Dems are scared and I was delighted to read Willie Brown's article, who writes for SFGate. He defined Sarah Palin better than Republics did:
She didn't have to prove she was "of the people." She really is the people.
Read the whole thing here.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

They Came To See Sarah!

What a phenomena she has become in last than 10 day.  Above picture is from campaign rally at the airport in Colorado Springs, Colorado September 6, 2008. Don't forget to watch the documentary on Sarah Palin, tonight on FOX at 8:00 EDT hosted by Greta Van Susteren.

UPDATE: Gov. Sarah is Delivers weekly radio address. Listen here.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Palin Does Not Need Oprah

I guess you've already heard that Oprah will NOT invite Gov. Palin to her show.  Oprah is a supporter of Obama and had him twice on her show and also interviewed Michelle once for her magazine.  My reaction to this news, "Good , I don't want Gov. Sarah on Oprah's show.  Oprah need Palin more than Palin needs her".  Here is another bloggers reactions:

One of my favorite lines from her speech:

My fellow citizens, the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of “personal discovery.”

Palin seems, upon further reflection, to be rather ill suited to play the role of patient/guest on the Oprah coach. She exudes confidence, refuses to whine,  and emphasizes action over good intentions.  What on earth would they have in common?

Sarah The Most Popular !

Sarah Palin the most popular politician in

UPDATE from Herald Tribune: "Sarah's appeal," Mystrom said, "is that she is everywoman and she became what every woman thinks she can become."

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Palin's youngest daughter

What a cute and confident girl she is!

Palin's best defense!

Obama= writes and gives speeches
Palin= governs and reforms

So Margaret Thatcher was right when she once said: “In politics if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.”

Palin: Wonder Woman

Hurricane Sarah

Just some of the headlines about Hurricane Sarah and her performance last night:

CHICAGO Sun-Times:  Sarah Palin may come from the backwoods of Alaska, but she has the heart of a street fighter.
UK, The Sun:  Palin turned out to be an electrifying mix of intelligence, passion, energy, optimism and plain speaking.
Times Online:  She's like a moose going after a cabbage
Forbes:  Palin Power
Christian Science Monitor: With rousing convention speech, Palin becomes a force in McCain candidacy

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Palin Power

wow, wow, wow..what we witnessed tonight was exceptional in American politics..a woman, a mother of 5 kids, a grand-mother to be, a mayor, a governor that we've never seen before.

Even if McCain loses, Palin will win! Here are some excerpts:

"Sometimes even the greatest joys bring challenge. And children with special needs inspire a special love."

“. . . there is a time for politics and a time for leadership, a time to campaign and a time to put our country first.”

“I might add that in small towns, we don’t quite know what to make of a candidate who lavishes praise on working people when they are listening, and then talks about how bitterly they cling to their religion and guns when those people aren’t listening. We tend to prefer candidates who don’t talk about us one way in Scranton and another way in San Francisco.”


Her full speech here

UPDATE: She was put on this earth to do two things: kill caribou and kick butt. (NRO BLOG)

Why media is so afraid of Sarah Palin?

From WSJ editorials:

"What's really going on here is that the Beltway class can see how popular the Palin pick is with Republicans outside Washington, and especially with middle-class conservatives. As Richard Land, a leader with the Southern Baptist Convention, said Monday, John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin closed the 'enthusiasm gap' between the two parties."

Read about Sarah

Here is the Book we've been waiting for. You can buy it here.

"In 2006 an angel-faced but tough 42-year-old former small-town mayor named Sarah Palin became a long-shot candidate for Alaska governor demanding a higher ethical standard in state government. The timing of her reform message and a widening scandal produced a tornado that reshaped the political landscape. Surprising everyone, Palin thumped by wide margins both a sitting governor in the Republican primary election and a former governor in the general election to become Alaska's first female chief executive and its youngest ever. "

Let's not forget she is 80% approval rating in Alaska after 2 years of governing.  

UPDATE: "Sarah" is now, after 1pm Pacific, at #10 on Amazon's sales chart; it's the only biography in the top 10.

Compare Palin's experience to Obama's!

McCain's campaign boasts that their #2 is more experienced than opponents #1..no wonder the far left is so angry!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Sarah Palin's horoscope for 2008

Sarah's birthday is February 11th and her sign is Aquarius.  So I decided to look her 2008 horoscope and was surprised to read this paragraph.

"Professionally, 2008 will be a particularly upbeat and rewarding period, when you successfully establish yourself in new venues or brilliantly consolidate your present position. Your newly found confidence and poise will be apparent to all, and you’ll be the one everyone turns to for expert advice, or when the going gets tough. What’s more, with Jupiter on course for your birth sign in 2009, your achievements of this year are setting the stage for a particularly star-studded career cycle."

Can it be that astrology is correct in predicting the future? hmmm ...

Why we love Sarah!

"She walks the walk on Iraq as well.  Track joined the Army.  He is going to Iraq.  Sarah and Todd are laying their most precious possession, the life of their child, in harm's way for the sake of freedom.  Sarah Palin, like John McCain, can tell the American people that they know precisely what sort of sacrifices we all must be willing to make if America is to be safe and free.  The contrast between McCain-Palin and Obama-Biden on the personal sacrifices made for America is profound."

"The biggest catch, though, is Palin herself.  She seems utterly genuine.  Her life story sounds familiar and comforting.  Her words come from her heart.  Her ideas come from a mind not trapped in Beltway Newspeak.  We want change?  She is change.  More than just change, though, Sarah Palin represents change for the better.  She personifies all the goodness in America which we seem to have lost.  Her election will be a shot across the bow of every entrenched politician in the federal government.   As a nominee, Sarah works."

Palin has experience, Biden & Obama have speeches!

Huckabee on Palin:
"When life begins and how to treat it, how to respect it how to embrace it, how to elevate and celebrate every human life. And I'm so grateful that Sen. McCain has added not only to his extraordinary consistent record of voting for life issues but to put someone on the ticket and team with him who will uphold and share those values and those important principles that mean so much to us.

"Over the past few days we’ve been hearing all this stuff about how Gov. Palin doesn’t have experience let me tell you something - I can assure (you) having been a governor myself for ten and a half years, she’s had more executive experience in 2 years than her counterpart Joe Biden has had in all the years that he’s been making speeches because she’s been making decisions he’s been making just simple speeches," Huckabee told the crowd.

Sarah's fashion

I admit, I like it that Sarah Palin is not a "pantsuit" lady, but it's interesting to see how media is focusing on her shoes!! have they  done this to any other woman candidate?

Monday, September 1, 2008

RNC #2 Pick Vs. DNC #1 Pick

Political experience

Obama: Worked his way to the top by cultivating, pandering to and stroking the most powerful interest groups in the all-pervasive Chicago political machine, ensuring his views were aligned with the power brokers there.

Palin: Worked her way to the top by challenging, attacking and actively undermining the Republican party establishment in her native Alaska. She ran against incumbent Republicans as a candidate willing and able to clean the Augean Stables of her state's government.

Executive experience

Obama: Makes executive decisions every day that affect the lives of his campaign staff and a vast crowd of traveling journalists

Palin:Makes executive decisions every day that affect the lives of 500,000 people in her state, and that impact crucial issues of national economic interest such as the supply and cost of energy to the United States.

Continue to read here

UPDATE: How funny and sad that today Obama himself compared his experience to Sarah Palin's experience and got his facts wrong: Here s an excerpt:

My understanding is that Gov. Palin’s town, Wassilla, has I think 50 employees. We've got 2500 in this campaign. I think their budget is maybe 12 million dollars a year – we have a budget of about three times that just for the month,” Obama responded.

Just for the record, Alaska's FY2008 operating budget is $11.2 billion, and the state employs approximately 15,000 people. Those certainly aren't huge numbers in federal terms, but they're a good bit bigger than the Obama campaign.

Sexism for Sarah Palin is so passe!

Here is an interview she did last year with Monocle Magazine:

M: This is a very male state. Have you been a victim of sexism in your public career and in that regard, have your good looks and beauty-queen past hindered you?

Sarah Palin: If I have, I am totally oblivious to it. I haven't let it be an issue because it's just so passé, so 20 years ago to me. If anything though, what I have encountered, is age discrimination. It never occurred to me I was too young, but maybe I was. I feel pretty old right now. As for my looks [laughing], I don't know. Yes I did the beauty queen thing. But I was never a girly-girl. I did it for college scholarships. It paid for tuition for many years.

Wow! tha'ts my girl. I think it's time for woman stope wining about sexism specailly when they are elecetd for high offices.

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Don't undestimate Sarah!

Herlad Tribune reports
"Sarah Palin for her entire political career has been underestimated," said Paulette Simpson of the Alaska Federation of Republican Women. "She's tough, she's tenacious. I believe that she does have what it takes to get out there. Again, her ability to connect with voters and make a case is very, very, very strong."

Also Bill Kristol reports in NYTimes:
"The day after the V.P. announcement, I spoke with an old friend, James Muller, chairman of the political science department at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. He said that Palin “has been underestimated over and over again. She took on the party and state establishments here in Alaska, and left them reeling. She’s a very good campaigner, a quick study and a fighter.”

Sarah Palin was not "last minute" pick

Many Democrats are saying that Sarah was last minute panic pick or she was not vetted. Not so, according to Washington Post report. McCain, was interested in her since the beginning of his wining the primary.

"McCain's campaign manager and the person at the point of the vice presidential process, said there was no abrupt change of course in the final hours. Nor, he said, was Palin selected without having gone through the full vetting process that was done for other finalists. That process included reviews of financial and other personal data, an FBI background check and considerable discussion among the handful of McCain advisers involved in the deliberations.
"Nobody was vetted less or more than anyone in the final stages, and John had access to all that information and made the decision," Davis said. "It's really not much more complicated than that."

So Sarah was not picked just because Obama did not pick Hillary.