we conservatives are happy with her being picked as McCain s running mate…Can t the media at least be as fair as they were with Obama s pick and try to remain neutral? I don t recall the uproar over Biden being picked as vp for Obama..I recall before McCain became the nominee, he was considered by democrats to be the most high minded of all republicans, now he s ":mcsame, mcbush, mcwar, mcshame,":….kinda makes you wonder if all the bloviating about how bad Bush is is just a bunch of manufactured garbage as well…let me give a example..when katrina hit, Bush offered to help, but mayor Nagin andLa .gov. Blanco, said they didn t want or need the federal help…they refused it…eventually, after it was too late, they begrudgingly asked and recieved it..but still, after all this, Bush still gets the lions share of the blame, EVEN FROM MCCAIN!!!! Does the media know somthing we don t? how are they able to take that particular story and convince everyone that it wasn t really the mayors fault or the governors fault, it was Bush s fault? why is that? someone explain that to me…And do you think they will be successful at demonizing Sarah Palin in the minds of the American voters?
The MSM has always been pro-liberal Democrat. A pro-life, NRA member, main-stream mom just gets their goat. It was a brilliant move by McCain & I hope Sarah Palin has a thick skin. I’m sure she’s aware of the vicious & cruel things that are going to come out about her & her family (I heard & seen some pretty nasty stuff already).
You can see here on Y!A how mean the name calling gets on both sides.
Be ready for more. The Dems are scared.
I concur regarding the media–but as a reporter I can tell you that not all media are that way..unfortunately, they work for large corporations that dictate what and how they can report…
I get most of my news from NPR and PBS–they are the best at reporting just the facts, with no slant…
However, it seems that you are slanted in favor of Bush and defending his non-action as Katrina hit–HE WAS ON VACATION AND DECIDED NOT TO END IT..and that is a fact, not something manufactured by anyone…
Furthermore, when Bush told “Brownie” he was doing a “heck of a job” the administration lost all credibility. I am speaking as a constituent, not a reporter.
So, you see, it is harder to be non-biased when your emotions play into it…
I think Sarah Palin is a fine candidate, and a fine person…but sadly, there are vultures who call themselves news-people who will dig into they find something they deem scandalous…and if they find nothing, the just might make something up…
Why is it demonizing to point out her radical views on abortion, shes won praise for many for her consistent stand that all abortion is murder, even in cases of rape or incest? She has said she didn’t think too much about Iraq, and that shes not sure what the VP does. Thats not demonizing, thats reporting, she made those statements not the media. She wants creationism taught alongside evolution. That makes some people happy, and others trying to explain carbon dating techniques.
Bush got the blame in Katrina because he handled it so badly.
He seemed unaware and uncaring. He also, strangely, after it was known how badly the rescue went, complimented his hand-picked man, “Heckuva Job Brownie”. When a major American city is underwater because an Army Corps of Engineers built levee fails, then the federal government should take responsiblity. Maybe McCain knows something.
HIs remark about the good job Brownie did, occurred at the same time we were seeing people chopping holes in their roofs so they wouldn’t drown, a thousand people died in the flood, no relief efforts had be made, Bush seemed totally uninformed and unconnected to what had happened in the country he was supposed to preserve and protect.
Yes, when a major American city is flooded and a thousand people die, and commerce is disrupted up and down the center of the country….your leader, your President, should darn well cut his vacation short.
Who is Sarah Palin? Here’s some basic background:
She was elected Alaska ‘s governor a little over a year and a half ago. Her previous office was mayor of Wasilla, a small town outside Anchorage. She has no foreign policy experience.1
Palin is strongly anti-choice, opposing abortion even in the case of rape or incest.2
She supported right-wing extremist Pat Buchanan for president in 2000. 3
Palin thinks creationism should be taught in public schools.4
She’s doesn’t think humans are the cause of climate change.5
She’s solidly in line with John McCain’s “Big Oil first” energy policy. She’s pushed hard for more oil drilling and says renewables won’t be ready for years. She also sued the Bush administration for listing polar bears as an endangered speciesвЂ”she was worried it would interfere with more oil drilling in Alaska.6
How closely did John McCain vet this choice? He met Sarah Palin once at a meeting. They spoke a second time, last Sunday, when he called her about being vice-president. Then he offered her the position.7
This is information the American people need to see. Please take a moment to forward this email to your friends and family.
We also asked Alaska MoveOn members what the rest of us should know about their governor. The response was striking. Here’s a sample:
She is really just a mayor from a small town outside Anchorage who has been a governor for only 1.5 years, and has ZERO national and international experience. I shudder to think that she could be the person taking that 3AM call on the White House hotline, and the one who could potentially be charged with leading the US in the volatile international scene that exists today. вЂ”Rose M., Fairbanks, AK
She is VERY, VERY conservative, and far from perfect. She’s a hunter and fisherwoman, but votes against the environment again and again. She ran on ethics reform, but is currently under investigation for several charges involving hiring and firing of state officials. She has NO experience beyond Alaska. вЂ”Christine B., Denali Park, AK
As an Alaskan and a feminist, I am beyond words at this announcement. Palin is not a feminist, and she is not the reformer she claims to be. вЂ”Karen L., Anchorage, AK
Alaskans, collectively, are just as stunned as the rest of the nation. She is doing well running our State, but is totally inexperienced on the national level, and very much unequipped to run the nation, if it came to that. She is as far right as one can get, which has already been communicated on the news. In our office of thirty employees (dems, republicans, and nonpartisans), not one person feels she is ready for the V.P. position.вЂ”Sherry C., Anchorage, AK
She’s vehemently anti-choice and doesn’t care about protecting our natural resources, even though she has worked as a fisherman. McCain chose her to pick up the Hillary voters, but Palin is no Hillary. вЂ”Marina L., Juneau, AK
I think she’s far too inexperienced to be in this position. I’m all for a woman in the White House, but not one who hasn’t done anything to deserve it. There are far many other women who have worked their way up and have much more experience that would have been better choices. This is a patronizing decision on John McCain’s part- and insulting to females everywhere that he would assume he’ll get our vote by putting “A Woman” in that position.вЂ”Jennifer M., Anchorage, AK
So Governor Palin is a staunch anti-choice religious conservative. She’s a global warming denier who shares John McCain’s commitment to Big Oil. And she’s dramatically inexperienced.
In picking Sarah Palin, John McCain has made the religious right very happy. And he’s made a very dangerous decision for our country.
What have they said that’s unfair about Palin? I’ve seen pretty much the same few facts mentioned. governor of Alaska, married high school sweetheart, has five kids, big sports fan, pro gun, anti abortion, worked for Buchanan…
very little emphasis on these facts: fundamentalist Christian, wants to teach Creationism in schools, was barely vetted, met McCain ONCE before the pick.
i don’t be conscious of why…everybody is conscious Paul Revere warned the British that the British have been coming…and now the lamestream media desires to rewrite actual historic previous just to make damaging Sarah look stupid. It in simple terms isn’t honest!!!
Well they didn’t make a fuss over Joe Biden because he has tons of experience unlike the 2 term governor of FREAKING ALASKA! There’s 600 and some odd thousand who live there and before that what was she? a mayor of 9,000 people? And besides all of that McCain has offended women everywhere by assuming that just because he picks any women that women will vote for him. Although she does suggest change to a country that needs it, it’s not change for the better, it’s as if she wants to take this country back to the ’30’s! To completely outlaw abortion in every case including rape is ridiculous! And her ‘stance’ on the war? “I haven’t given it much thought.”
that says it all
They are demonizing Palin Because they are contoled by the liberals. If they have their way, the days of freedom are almost over in this country. If this comes to pass, tuck your head between your leggs and kiss your sweet @$$ goodbye Because these days will never be seen again!
She’s a major threat to Twiddle Dee and Twiddle Dumb.