Saturday, October 25, 2008

Somebody please translate: Palin

from here.

She's also begun to make her own ad hoc calls about the campaign's direction and the ticket's policy. McCain, for instance, has remained silent on Democrats' calls for a stimulus package of new spending, a move many conservatives oppose but that could be broadly popular. But in an interview with the conservative radio host Glenn Beck earlier this week, Palin went "off the reservation" to make the campaign policy, one aide said.

"I say, you know, when is enough enough of taxpayer dollars being thrown into this bill out there?" she asked. "This next one of the Democrats being proposed should be very, very concerning to all Americans because to me it sends a message that $700 billion bailout, maybe that was just the tip of the iceberg. No, you know, we were told when we've got to be believing if we have enough elected officials who are going to be standing strong on fiscal conservative principles and free enterprise and we have to believe that there are enough of those elected officials to say, 'No, OK, that's enough.'"

(A McCain spokeswoman said Palin's statement was "a good sentiment.")


  1. I feel sorry for Palin. I would never want to run for the office. She has become a prime target6.

  2. Well, I don't feel sorry for Palin. I read that she was considering a future run for the Presidency before she was ever picked. I would feel sorry for her if she showed some, even a smidge, of humbleness or realized that she makes an error now and then, but, no, she just keeps on saying things that are foolish and/or wrong. I don't think she realizes how much she doesn't know. She seems like the bully cheerleader in junior high school.

  3. And I thought Bushisms were we have Palinspeak.

  4. Y'know, I feel sorry for the hate campaigns that anyone running for high public office endures. Obama has to listen to smears about his daddy, probably from people without a clue. Nothing Obama has said or done has justified attacking his daddy, for crying out loud.

    Palin has been faced with "Abort Palin" signs and Democrats wearing shirts with the words in big bold print "Sarah Palin is a cxnt." (er, one of the 7 words you can't say on TV, and the vowel wasn't x'd out). And a .22 caliber hole in the campaign tour bus, which she wasn't aboard at the time it was fired on. Nothing she's said or done justifies the level of hatred to which she's been subjected.

    Take care & God bless
    Anne / WF

  5. I don't condone the hate campaigns; they are despicable and the people who do that sort of thing don't support our American ideals. That is different from feeling sorry for the people who are the target of the campaigns.

    For example, attacks against Obama based on who his father was are ridiculously unfair. Quite a few of the anti-Obama ads are based on whipping up fear. Some of these are by some Republican Committee and some are OKed by the Republican candidate himself.

    In our senate race, the ads were so negative and nasty, based on promoting fear, primarily, that the incumbent is now trailing, and he has "decided" not to have negative ads anymore. However, he can't control that committee that keeps putting out ads. The other candidate also had negative ads, but they were more based on issues.

    My point is, primarily, that when a candidate sets a tone of negativity and twisting of facts, personally smearing the other candidate, saying snarky things in major public speeches, then that candidate shouldn't be surprised to receive that in return.

    By law, a candidate can't control "those committees" but I think that a candidate can set a tone, which is to say, "be a leader". If that candidate can't lead his own people in a positive direction, then that says something about how the presidency will go.

    That, of course, doesn't speak to the very apparent presence of crazies out there. What they believe was probably learned from their parents and being passed on to their children. May God touch their soul!

  6. I think she has tired of the McCain folks restricting her to talking points and not letting her be herself. This race was McCain's to lose, and he has done a splendid job failing. If they really wanted Palin, they should have brought her on with no strings attached and not tried to recreate her in McCain's image.

    And for many folks, what she is said about the bailout resonates.


And what do you think?