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Polling Question: 9/13/08 September 13, 2008

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Today’s poll is…

Does the possibility of VP, or President(!), Sarah Palin scare you?

a) No! I love her.  I also love George Bush and what he has done to, oops I mean FOR, this country!

b) Not really.  I like her wide-eyed, unblinking, polished, pre-recorded, empty-headed, anti-intellectual conservative responses.  Plus, she’s hot.  America needs to bring sexy back to the White House. 

c) Who is Sarah Palin?  I don’t watch the news.  I can’t reads good, I’m a Republican.

d) Every time I hear someone say “I’m voting for McCain/Palin!”, I methaphorically shit my pants with such tremendous force that I momentarily blackout and experience a total loss of brain function…(much like I did here ).  If the people of this country put another Republican puppet into the Oval Office, I’m moving to Canada and applying for citizenship. 

I fall in the d) category.  Thanks to the last 8 years, Rome is already burning.  The 2008 Republican ticket could be the gas that accelerates this country’s downfall and pushes us past the point of no return.  McCain/Palin in the White House could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.

Ohh Ca-na-daaaaaaa…

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1. Valerie Curl - September 13, 2008

While I applaud the Republican Party for nominating their first woman VP – remember that the Democrats did long ago – I would ask you: Does this particular woman represent the values you hold and does she have the knowledge to take over the presidency should McCain suddenly die in office?

One of the things that haunts me is: What if McCain suddenly dies on day two of his administration? Does she have enough foreign affairs knowledge to take over as President on day two or day one?

Palin admitted that she’s not been interested in or paid any attention to foreign affairs. She’s admitted she does she not know about international affairs in order to deal with the extremely complex issues facing our foreign affairs. Can we…or should we…trust her admitted lack of knowledge to lead our country forward safely? That is the extremely important question.

Sen. Clinton could have handled the issues. She has the knowledge. Palin, by her own admission, does not.

And that is what concerns me. I don’t care about her personal life. I don’t care about her religion. I don’t even care that she’s female as opposed to male.

I believe in HIRING THE BEST person for the job.

Yes, I long for the day when a woman becomes President of the U.S. Hell, I personally have experienced all the discrimination and prejudice dumped on women. But that does not mean I want an unqualified woman to become the leader of the free world just because she’s a woman.

I mean would you want your company to promote a female co-worker, regardless of her experience and knowledge, to CEO just because she’s a woman? Wouldn’t you want that female to be a knowledge leader in the field …or at least highly knowledgeable in the field…in order to make the company grow in order to preserve your job and your benefits and increase your salary?

Tell the truth, if you had a choice in your company’s management, who would you choose: A male who had lots lots of experience and knowledge or a female who admitted that she had almost no interest and no knowledge? Who would you bet your salary and job on?

That IS what counts. If you vote for McCain solely because he chose Gov. Palin, you’re saying that knowledge doesn’t count. Just as you would be saying to your company that experience and knowledge don’t count when hiring a CEO.

And for those of you who say she’ll have time to learn, I point to the fact that many presidents have died early in office and that McCain is 72. Sure he may live long like his mother. But I too had grandmothers that lived well over 100; yet my father, their son and grandson, died at 73. There is no way of knowing how long a President…any President…will live. Several Presidents have died almost upon taking the oath of office. That is why it is so important to choose a VP who can immediately step into the shoes of the President.

We no longer live in an isolated world where the VP can be a novice in world affairs. We’re too interconnected politically, socially, and financially. We need a VP, regardless of gender, who understands this interconnectedness upon assumption of the office. If not, we as a country are doomed to repeat or make worse the mistakes of the past seven years.

As a female who really has experienced and dealt with all the prejudice issues regarding female abilities, capabilities, knowledge base and so much more, I still want to hire the best “person” for the job, regardless of gender,..because gender means a whole lot less to me than knowledge and ability.

I want our country to regain its competitive edge in a world economy. I want the U.S. to export the highest and best technology the world has to offer. I want us to grow jobs. I want the rest of the world to look at the US and say, “hey, that’s the kind of place where I want to live. ” I want to keep our country safe and growing, But to get to that point again, we need to have leaders, regardless of gender or race or religion, who understand the world and world politics.

Can you HONESTLY say Sarah Palin has the knowledge of world affairs and economics to negotiate with often hostile foreign leaders — or at the very least, leaders who seek their own country’s self interest — and keep our country safe, grow our economy in a world economy, and provide the kind of economic and social leadership our country needs. I ask you to remember too that according to all economic indicators we are at the tipping point of a major, catastrophic depression.

Does she have the knowledge to take over from McCain? We’re not asking her to be the Gov of Rhode Island, we’re asking her to possibly be the leader of the free world…potentially to take over the most important position in the world. And potentially take over that position on day one or two after assuming office.

What is at stake is not whether she breaks the deplorable “glass ceiling” but whether she has the knowledge and ability on day one to lead our country forward and protect it from all the many threats, both military and financial, that could harm us.

As a woman who has quite literally dealt with all many and disgusting prejudices that have been thrown against women, I simply do no believe that Sarah Palin has either the experience or knowledge to keep our country safe.

Therefore, I cannot support her.

2. Lala - September 15, 2008

Hahaha…Canada eh?


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