I am not addressing most of what you guys are spouting cause its all bs. But, here are some things to think about.
1) As governor of alaska, she is responsible for one of america's lines of defense against attack. Like it or not, Russia is close to america in alaska, about 12 miles, if i remember correctly. Because of this, as governor she has been included in the loop of "people in the know" when it comes to tighter government security. In some cases, she will have much more intimate and working knowledge that some junior senator, no matter how much the dems try to "god-ize" him.
2) Her kids as "props", i believe Grant said. Well, i have also seen Obama's kids trotted out, quite a few humorous remarks about his younger daughter holding things up with her "Hi daddy" remarks. Kinda cheesy of you to leave that out, but you are, after all, toting a lot of water for the dems.
3) Her pregnant daughter- Okay, so Obama would have no problem with one of his daughters having an abortion if she got pregnant. Now, if Palin's daughter had had an abortion, you would have a) crapped yourself because you would have a poster child for "spread'em and kill'em" or b) said "well, every parent should be aware at all times of what their children are doing, no matter what and since her daughter is pregnant, that means that she cannot be a good governor or VP!" as if somehow the two equate. Well, anyone remember Billy Carter, or Clinton's brother? How 'bout rumors of E. Roosevelt's being a lesbian? But, lets take it another notch, and just go with the actual candidates themselves. Roosevelt's mistriss in georgia was widely known, but the press covered for him, as the did for the innumerable mistriss' of notorious whore hopper Kennedy. And the only reason they didn't hide dear sweet Monica was because the press had given up the ludicrus notion that they were impartial and not in it for the money and gone completely Jerry Springer on us.
But, since Palin's daughter is not killing an innocent, unborn life, she isn't shown as someone that made a mistake and is dealing with it and getting on with life and the consequences of it, instead she is being used to show that dems are somehow better than others. Funny, but the dems/libs have no problem killing innocents whose only qualification for being murdered is being concieved, but will demonstrate and protest at the death of someone like Ted Bundy, a proven homicidal maniac. She isn't respected for doing what most people in america do each day, which is try to figure a way to muddle through life, but instead is villified for "NOT KILLING AN INNOCENT CHILD".
Not only that, but, she isn't even a politician or AN ADULT, but an underage girl. So, grown adults are attacking children in the name of politican expediency to push a candidate for PRESIDENT that has far less executive leadership than the VP candidate of the other party.
And then there is the "economy" thing. TAXES TAXES TAXES. Man, it sure would be nice if some of the bloviating blowhards here actually understood what was involved in the economy. But, since so many of you claim to understand everything from the nightly news, lets drop into this.
First, the economy is having a hard time right now thanks to socialist and communist policies pushed by the left. Why, you ask? Okay. For one thing, there haven't been any new refineries in this country in about 30 years. That means that the amount of oil being processed is the same as back in the seventies. Someone, anyone, please do a check on the national census and lets see how much the population has GROWN in the last thirty years. It might just shock you.
Second, have any of you ever heard of China and India and Pakistan? In case you haven't, here is a little refresher course. They have some of the largest populations on earth, and in one case, THE largest on earth. Oh, and EACH ONE OF THEM is currently going through an INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION. And because of this, their own demand for oil has skyrocketed. Which means that the supply of oil, heavily controlled in one region by OPEC, is about the same as thirty years ago, comparatively. What this means is...follow me closely now...THE SUPPLY HAS NOT INCREASED TO MEET DEMAND. AND WHEN DEMAND IS GREATER THAN SUPPLY, THE COST OF SAID ITEM GOES UP! I can retype this slowly if you need me too. So, if the cost of a barrel of oil goes from...for example...one dollar to four dollars, and the oil company makes the same PERCENTAGE of profit, say for example, 10%, then the profit will go from $.10 per barrel to $.40 per barrel. This would explain the socialist/communist hated RECORD PROFITS. Everyone wants lower prices now (supposedly, but i will get to that in a moment) but no lib wants to admit that it is the LIBS/DEMS policies when they were in control of congress thirty years ago that caused this problem. By the way, does anyone else remember AL GORE AND OTHER LIBERALS saying just a few years ago that they wanted the price of a gallon of gas to hit $5 DOLLARS A BARREL? I do.
Now, as to the "drilling in alaska and destroying the environment" arguement that the lib/dems want to use. Now, say there are 40 acres in a mile and roughly 586,400 square miles in alaska, then that means that there are roughly 23,456, 000 acres in alaska. Now, if they need 1,900 acres to do their drilling and pipelines, oh heck, lets be generous and say 2,000 acres, that leaves us with... 23,454,000 acres that would not be touched. So, that means that the acreage needed is 0.00008%. Now, that isn't 8% for those of you with no math skills, that is millionths of 1 percent. Pretty danged small, any way you look at it.
But, being the lib/dem/socialist/communist/green party, you will say "what about the carribou?". I mean, that was the popular refrain I heard so much in the news several years ago. No problem. You see, they seem to love the pipeline that is there. And when i say love, i mean it. Turns out they love the warmth etc...of the pipeline and it is something of a carribou mating hangout, like lovers lane.
Course, knowing what we know, you don't have a problem killing human unborn babies, but they are only human and don't count. But unborn baby animals? Bet you wouldn't want any of them killed.
So, there are some arguements from someone that doesnt' watch the nightly news anymore, any of them.
Oh, and if you want to claim that the "free press" is still the fourth estate, it think it time that there be some reality to that claim. And by that i mean, I think it only right that when we get some writer claiming to see no problem with legalizing marijuana, they should have to have on record their beliefs about it, and whether or not they use it. you see, far too many times so called reporters, collumnists, etc... use their position to favor things that they secretly favor, or will benefit from. But whereas someone like the conservative Armstrong Williams is exposed and basically shut down, too many on the left are never exposed, never have to suffer the consequences of their beliefs or actions, but are the first to scream about first amendment protections. I'm willing to bet quite a few of you don't have the courage of your convictions. Thank god millions of men and women in the armed services have enough for themselves and you.
Thanks for listening.