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Des Moines, IA (AP) - In a bold, audacious move, the Republican party today announced their dream ticket for the 2012 presidential elections - Sarah Palin and Christine O'Donnell.
Governor Palin, the failed vice-presidential candidate in the 2008 elections was elated. "I can see the capitol from my house," she was heard saying.
In a joint press conference early today, Governor Palin and Ms O'Donnell announced the main points of their platform:
· Christianity will be made the state religion for the United States
· Abortion for any reason will be outlawed
· Corporate taxes will be reduced to 1% or $10, whichever is less
· And a whole lot of other important stuff
According to Ms O'Donnell, another important piece of legislation they'll pursue is a new federal law making masturbation and adultery class three felonies.
"Masturbation is the devil's work," said O'Donnell following the press conference. "It's evil, and is no different than adultery. Sex is something sacred and should never take place outside the holy bounds of matrimony. I think masturbators should be shot on sight. Or maybe have their peckers cut off."
Asked about her qualifications for office, Governor Palin stated, "I learned a whole lot, let me tell you, in the last election. I think it was a mistake for me to run on Senator McCain's ticket. If it had been me and Chrissie together then, it'd be a different story now - no Muslim in the White House now, let me tell you." She went on to add, "John's a nice guy but he's kinda weak kneed and he caved to all those godless liberals that want to turn our country into a socialist state. That was a mistake, and it's one I aim to correct."
"America needs strong leadership. Strong Christian, leadership, and that's what Chrissie and I will bring to the table. We'll put this great country back on the path to righteousness."
"Masturbation is the devil's work," added Ms O'Donnell, "and we must punish these sinners."
When asked about her response to the high US unemployment rate, Governor Palin said, "Perhaps if everyone will just tighten their belts and pray, we'll get better. Although I really don't understand what all the fuss is about - there really are plenty of jobs around. Why all my friends have jobs. Don't yours?"
"Masturbation is the devil's work," chimed in O'Donnell.
It seems like 99% of all the politicians from all the different parties are cut from the same mold. They all have slightly different messages and slants left or right, but basically it’s all the same. A politician is a politician is a politician.
Barack Obama defies these stereotypes.
An early opponent of the war in Iraq, Obama had the courage to speak out and voice his opposition, even though at the time – because of the hysteria Bush had drummed up, reminiscent of the Joe McCarthy era – it was considered un-patriotic to oppose the war.
That really was a courageous act. Obama has maintained that position – that the Iraq war is wrong and that we must get our troops out – consistently since the war started.
The war in Iraq is one of the biggest problems we now face.
Obama has promised to get our troops out – and for that reason alone, I would vote for him. McCain’s “we’ll keep the troops there for 100 years or as long as it takes” is just completely intolerable.
But there are other reasons I support Obama, as well.
John McCain has an extremely impressive record – war hero, POW, statesman – he has it all. Twenty years in the US Senate. He’s traveled extensively around the world, getting close-up views of all the trouble spots. He’s on a first name basis with world leaders and other key people everywhere around the globe. He really and truly knows his stuff.
Four years ago when the presidential face-off was between George Bush and John Kerry, I found myself wishing McCain had run instead, because I would have almost preferred him over Kerry.
At that time, McCain was a centrist. He was a true maverick, disagreeing with George Bush and his party on key issues such as the use of torture and on tax cuts and other important issues.
But no more.
Since that time, McCain has undergone a metamorphosis – as he tried to mold himself into what he or the republican party saw as a contender for the 2008 presidential race.
He’s moved a good ways farther to the right. He’s become a more doctrinaire republican, embracing many of the same right-wing ideas and values he used to oppose.
A picture of Sarah Palin at her best.
I just can't believe anyone is taking Sarah Palin seriously any more.
In picking Palin for his running mate, it looks like John McCain was trying to appeal to women voters and “just plain folks.” And initially, his strategy appeared to work. It gave him a good boost in the polls.
A young, vibrant woman – a former beauty contestant and now governor of Alaska at the tender age of 44, she’s certainly a rising star – “Sarah Barracuda” – what a great nickname. And topping it off, she’s very, very conservative. Basically, she was a dream candidate for the republicans. The perfect foil to attract the disgruntled Hillaryites.
However, if you take a close look at Palin, things start to fall apart.
First, there was the interview with Katie Couric, where Palin stumbled badly. Question: How does being governor of Alaska prepare you for foreign affairs? Answer: because Alaska sits right next to Russia. Here's the clip, and then another clip here. The whole interview was pretty much a disaster.