McCain picks MILF as running mate

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(CNN) -- Sen. John McCain announced Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential candidate Friday, calling her "the running mate who can best help me shake up Washington."

"She's exactly who this country needs to help me fight the same old Washington politics of me first and country second," the presumptive Republican nominee said at a Dayton, Ohio, rally of about 15,000 supporters, who welcomed the surprise pick of the relatively unknown politician with cheers and flags.
http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/08/29/palin.republican.vp.candidate/index.html

What in heavens' name is McCain thinking if he is at all?

After the kind of vice presidency that Cheney created, this woman will become a total irrelevancy if McCain is elected.

My gut instinct tells me that this is the biggest mistake of the GOP's campaign. Once the novelty wears off, and once Biden gets going, this woman will wish she was back in Alaska making moose soup.

She ain't Hillary. And that's why she will fold quicker than most.
 

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Devil_Dog said:
(CNN) -- Sen. John McCain announced Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential candidate Friday, calling her "the running mate who can best help me shake up Washington."

"She's exactly who this country needs to help me fight the same old Washington politics of me first and country second," the presumptive Republican nominee said at a Dayton, Ohio, rally of about 15,000 supporters, who welcomed the surprise pick of the relatively unknown politician with cheers and flags.
http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/08/29/palin.republican.vp.candidate/index.html

What in heavens' name is McCain thinking if he is at all?

After the kind of vice presidency that Cheney created, this woman will become a total irrelevancy if McCain is elected.

My gut instinct tells me that this is the biggest mistake of the GOP's campaign. Once the novelty wears off, and once Biden gets going, this woman will wish she was back in Alaska making moose soup.

She ain't Hillary. And that's why she will fold quicker than most.
Actually, she's more qualified to be president than Obama is. She completely stole Obama's thunder too. Nobody even cares about that ridiculous convention anymore. Obama wasn't going to win the election anyway.
 
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If McCain's priority is too consolidate the basic red meat Republican vote, she seems an odd choice for veep. I saw her on TV earlier, and it seemed a little odd that her first statement was to praise two Democratic pols; Geraldine Farraro (Walter Mondale's running mate in '84) and Hillary Clinton.
 
#5
ctauch said:
Hey psst I like Justice Thomas, Rep JC Watts, Walter E Williams and many others of the darker complexion just not the ones you appreciate...guess that makes me what????
JC Watts though, he'd have made a great VP choice for McCain had he stayed in the national spotlight.
 
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BTW, her son is just about to deploy to Iraq - another plus point in her favour.

How many of OUR government can say the same (no don't all put your hands up at once)?
 
#8
Mcain as prezeldent? ahh dunno but he makes decent chips, and as for her... scenario 1# hot shower bar of soap ans shitloads of steam.... omfg .... brb... :roll:
 
#9
mnairb said:
BTW, her son is just about to deploy to Iraq - another plus point in her favour.

How many of OUR government can say the same (no don't all put your hands up at once)?
Well, in Parliament at least...

MPs with experience of some sort in HM Forces, etc

Army (20)

John Baron (Conservative) - Captain Royal Regiment of Fusiliers 1984-87
Richard Benyon (Conservative) - Army 1980-85
Crispin Blunt (Conservative) - Army Officer 1979-90; Regimental duty 13th/18th Royal Hussars (QMO) in England, Germany and Cyprus
Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith (Conservative) - Commissioned, Scots Guards 1975;ADC to Major-General Sir John Acland, KCB, CBE; Commander of Commonwealth Monitoring Force in Zimbabwe 1979-81

James Gray (Conservative) - Honourable Artillery Company (TA) 1978-84; Member, HAC Court of Assistants 2002-
Adam Holloway (Conservative) - Commissioned, Grenadier Guards 1987-92
Eric Joyce (Labour) - Private, Black Watch Regiment 1978-81;Officer 1987-99
Alan Keen (Labour/Co-operative) - Army service (3 years)
Mark Lancaster (Conservative) - Officer Royal Engineers 1988-90;Major Royal Engineers (TA) 1990-
Rt Hon Michael Mates (Conservative) - Army service 1954-74:2nd Lieutenant RUR 1955;Queen's Dragoon Guards, RAC 1961, Major 1967, Lieutenant-Colonel 1973, Resigned commission 1974

Patrick Mercer (Conservative) - Sherwood Foresters 1975-1999
Andrew Mitchell (Conservative) - UN Peacekeeping Forces Cyprus: 1st Royal Tank Regiment (SSLC)
Mike Penning (Conservative) - Soldier, Grenadier Guards 1974-80;RAMC 1980-81
Andrew Robathan (Conservative) - Regular Army Officer, Coldstream Guards and SAS 1974-89;Rejoined Army for Gulf War January-April 1991
Hugh Robertson (Conservative) - Army officer The Life Guards, serving in Northern Ireland, Gulf War and Bosnia 1985-95
Hon Nicholas Soames (Conservative) - Lieutenant, 11th Hussars 1967-72
Sir Peter Tapsell (Conservative) - Subaltern Army national service in Middle East 1948-50;Royal Sussex Regiment
David Tredinnick (Conservative) - 2nd Lieutenant Grenadier Guards 1968-71
Ben Wallace (Conservative) - Army officer, Scots Guards 1990-98:Service in Northern Ireland, Central America, Cyprus, Germany; Intelligence 1994-95
Sir Nicholas Winterton (Conservative) - Commissioned army national service 14th/20th King's Hussars 1957-59


Ulster Defence Regiment (1)

Rt Hon Jeffrey Donaldson (Democratic Unionist Party) - Ulster Defence Regiment 1980-85


Territorial Army (12)

Tony Baldry (Conservative) - TA Officer 1971-83; Honorary Colonel RLC(TA)
Gregory Barker (Conservative) - TA (HAC)
Julian Brazier, TD (Conservative) - TA 1972-82, 1989-92
Derek Conway (Conservative) - Territorial Decoration (Territorial Army)
Mark Francois (Conservative) - TA 1983-89, commissioned 1985
Dominic Grieve (Conservative) - Territorial Army 1981-83
Philip Hollobone (Conservative) - Soldier and paratrooper, Territorial Army 1987-95
Ian Liddell-Grainger (Conservative) - Major Fusiliers TA
Andrew Selous (Conservative) - TA officer Honourable Artillery Company, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers 1981-94
Keith Simpson (Conservative) - Honorary Colonel Royal Military Police T.A.
Desmond Swayne (Conservative) - Major, Territorial Army; also called up to Gulf War II (Major in TA) (June 2003)
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk...004920.stm

Peter Viggers (Conservative) - National service RAF pilot 1956-58;Territorial Army Officer 1962-67


Royal Air Force (7)

Joe Benton (Labour) - RAF national service 1955-57
Colin Challen (Labour) - RAF 1971-74
John Smith (Labour) - RAF 1967-71
Dr Bob Spink (Conservative) - RAF 1964-66 (invalided)
Dr Richard Taylor (Independent) - Medical officer RAF 1961-64
Peter Viggers (Conservative) - National service RAF pilot 1956-58;Territorial Army Officer 1962-67
Robert Wareing (Labour) - RAF 1948-50


Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (2)

Ben Chapman (Labour) - Pilot Officer, RAFVR 1959-61
Gerald Howarth (Conservative) - Commissioned RAFVR 1968


University Air Squadron (1)

Tim Yeo (Conservative) - Cambridge University Air Squadron 1964-67


Royal Navy (2)

Dr Andrew Murrison (Conservative) - Surgeon Commander Royal Navy 1981-2000; called up as Royal Navy Reservist (Medic) to Gulf War II in September 2003. news.bbc.co.uk/1/low/e...100374.stm

Richard Ottaway (Conservative) - Royal Navy Officer 1961-70


Royal Naval Reserve (2)

Dr Julian Lewis (Conservative) - Seaman, Royal Naval Reserve 1979-82
Dr Andrew Murrison (Conservative) - Surgeon Commander Royal Navy 1981-2000; called up as Royal Navy Reservist (Medic) to Gulf War II in September 2003. news.bbc.co.uk/1/low/e...100374.stm


Foreign Armed Services (1)

Dr Rudi Vis (Labour) - Dutch armed services 1960-64


Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme (Fellowships)

Rt Hon John Reid (Labour) - Fellow Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme


Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme (Army)

Dai Havard (Labour) - Member Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme (Army) 2002
Stephen O'Brien (Conservative) - Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme (Army) 2001-03


Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme (Navy)

Stephen Pound (Labour) - Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme (Navy)
I was quite surprised quite how many had experienced military service.
 
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No, I didn't mean in Parliament, I meant the bunch of failed lawyers, millionaires wives and daughters masquerading as socialists and former social workers that form what is laughingly called the government. I do notice from your list that the overwhelming majority hail from the opposition benches.

BTW, what is the 'Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme (Fellowships)'? My understanding is that Dr. John Reid is a former communist (if there is such a thing) with a wide repertoire of IRA songs, hardly a 'Military Background' and to my knowledge he has never served a day in uniform.
 
#11
You missed Good ole paddy ashdown RM and SBS falklands 82. rank Captain. :lol:
 
#12
NO wrong he wasnt in falklands ((brainfart)) :roll: sorry.
 
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Thread diverted. All callsigns Endex, return to peacetime locations, out.
 
#16
As running mates go, she has to be a better pick than Joe Biden. "No-one does speeches like Joe Biden" I heard some dumb Septic delegate say a couple of days ago. Yeah, apart from Tony Blair, perhaps. Don't you lot remember why he got shitcanned last time round? He has little credibilty any more, and is likely to be an albatross around the neck of any candidate.

Obama, however, will have other problems to think about during the long nights ahead, I suspect. There appears to be something hidden beneath the surface (and I'm not talking about the obvious untruths rife on the net), and I wouldn't be surprised if now he has the nomination, it starts to unravel. I'm a socialist at heart, but I wouldn't vote for Obama if I was a Yank.

By picking Sarah Palin, McCain has a running mate who will appeal to a lot of the voters that the Obama juggernaut has sidelined. The only Septics I have seen so far who are not impressed by the choice are ones who wouldn't have voted for McCain under any circumstances, and he is hardly likely to lose votes because of her.
 
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bernoulli said:
If McCain's priority is too consolidate the basic red meat Republican vote, she seems an odd choice for veep. I saw her on TV earlier, and it seemed a little odd that her first statement was to praise two Democratic pols; Geraldine Farraro (Walter Mondale's running mate in '84) and Hillary Clinton.
Actually her comment was brilliant. There has been a huge rift in the DNC over the primary and what transpired. Hillary was seen as a shoe in and along came Obama. The media hyped him, he and his surrogates attacked Billary implying they were racist, he played on the fact she was a woman. Geraldine had some words and fluff up with Obama in the early days of the primary, and accused Obama of being sexist.

Leading up to the convention it was thought by many of the Hillary supporters that Obama would pick her, after all she did pull 18 million votes during the primary. When the pick was Biden the PUMAs (Party Unity My @ss) emerged.

Palins comment:

I think -- I think as well today of two other women who came before me in national elections.

I can't begin this great effort without honoring the achievements of Geraldine Ferraro in 1984...

... and of course Senator Hillary Clinton, who showed such determination and grace in her presidential campaign.

It was rightly noted in Denver this week that Hillary left 18 million cracks in the highest, hardest glass ceiling in America...

... but it turns out the women of America aren't finished yet and we can shatter that glass ceiling once and for all.
It was a bid for the PUMAs to come over to the GOP and vote McCain and a direct slam against Obama's Biden pick and his actions during the primary.

The rumblings are it probably worked.

As it stands right now Obama got a 8 point bounce from the convention, based on the latest Gallop tracking poll, but that doesn't account for the McCain VP announcement. Will be interresting to see what Sunday/Monday's poll looks like, because if that 8 point bounce errodes in just one day then it shows just how fragile the Obama campaign is. After 1 week of non-stop coverage of the DNC convention and a 8 point bounce erroded by a single McCain event would be truely telling.
 
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She does bear some uncanny resemblace to one Peggy Hill.
 

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#19
Racist drivel removed. Carry on as if you were normal.
 
#20
scaryspice said:
Racist drivel removed. Carry on as if you were normal.
Me still thinks Shithouse should be an O2 thief. He/she is still a disgrace to all things human.

Like me.
 

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