Thursday, September 04, 2008

Sarah Palin pulls out the Big Gun

Wow! I wonder who she has in her sites?

McCain's VP pick, Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin, accepted the nomination at the GOP Convention last night. She then delivered a rousing kick butt speech that had the crowd jumping to their feet and cheering. In her cheerful voice, the 2nd woman ever to be a candidate for VP in a major party, proceeded to snipe, and slash, lie about and bash, belittle and take shots at Barack Obama like she was in a helicopter with an automatic rifle hunting some bear.
She covered everything in her speech accept the issues. But, she has being snarky, mocking and snide down pat, yall. She says she's a pit bull AKA a hockey mom. So does that mean the gloves come off and she is game for all comers with questions about "the issues". We'll see.
She says she is a reformer who cut pork from Alaska's budget like her personal jet and family chef. Oh, and she also cut funding for housing for teenage girls who are pregnant. Uh huh. Thanks Barbara Waters for that info.

Making a point about her executive experience, Palin put down community organizers (like Obama) as some little gig with no responsibilities. Perhaps she is not aware that community organizers are the first line of support for people, especially those who are struggling or in crisis. It's where people go when they are losing their homes, jobs, and health care. It's where they go when they can't pay their utilities, secure benefits, get veteran and homeless services. Community organizers have been priceless in the last eight years. She didn't address any of these issues although the policies she and McCain will continue are why community activists and organizers are needed now more than ever.
According to Gov. Palin, the only service really worth a hoot is military service. Trot out Sen. McCain's POW experience and milk, milk, milk. The ordeal Sen. McCain survived should be beyond that shallow political treatment.

Rudy Giuliani's attack on Obama made me laugh.
Rudy said, "He's (Obama) never run a city, never run a state, never run a business.
He's never had to lead people in crisis.
This is not a personal attack ... .it's a statement of fact - Barack Obama has never led anything. Nothing. Nada."
"The choice in this election comes down to substance over style. John has been tested. Barack Obama has not."

Obama who was a virtual unknown outside of Illinois, ran an amazingly successful presidential campaign. A grassroots campaign fueled and paid for by the people. A herculean task of organization and leardership.

Mr. Giuliani was not only mayor of New York City, but he masterfully handled a terrible traumatic American crisis. There was not an American who didn't know and appreciate his leadership at that time. And yet, he couldn't secure the nomination of his party.
And, if Mayor Giuliani knows Barack Obama's story up to yesterday, and if he noticed that Obama is a black man in America, and he thinks Obama hasn't been tested, he is nuts.
I'm just saying.

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