Palin's voice its like that nagging annoying voice of your mom

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    Sep 04, 2008 7:04 AM GMT
    I am watching her speech right now online and she is a terrible public speaker and I just feel like she is nagging me! She sounds like my mom so all I want to do is tune her out lol.
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    Sep 04, 2008 7:08 AM GMT
    I noticed that almost the entire GOP at the convention were middle aged white people?

    Palin gave a good speech if only I could believe her rhetoric. She is personable and charming.

    And I am upset about the sexist questioning that CNN did about her ability to parent and be an executive, that is very valid.

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    Sep 04, 2008 7:14 AM GMT
    EMSman saidI noticed that almost the entire GOP at the convention were middle aged white people?

    Palin gave a good speech if only I could believe her rhetoric. She is personable and charming.

    And I am upset about the sexist questioning that CNN did about her ability to parent and be an executive, that is very valid.



    I dont care what they do to her. I hope they tear her to shreds like they did Karry in the last election
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    Sep 04, 2008 7:16 AM GMT
    all's fair
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    Sep 04, 2008 1:22 PM GMT
    Some commentators said the same thing about Hillary.
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    Sep 04, 2008 4:35 PM GMT
    Well she is a mom
    So therefore she should have a nagging mom voice
    What- would u rather she sound like a man lol
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    Sep 04, 2008 6:17 PM GMT
    EMSman saidI noticed that almost the entire GOP at the convention were middle aged white people?

    Palin gave a good speech if only I could believe her rhetoric. She is personable and charming.

    And I am upset about the sexist questioning that CNN did about her ability to parent and be an executive, that is very valid.



    Duh??? icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Sep 04, 2008 6:23 PM GMT
    I agree with you about the politics.

    But I just wonder if it is sexist, and difficult for us, and other people, to talk about a females voice, I know it happened with Hillary to, who I love.

    When was the last time you heard someone complain about a mans voice.

    Just a thought.
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    Sep 04, 2008 6:25 PM GMT
    In last night's speech, did Palin seem to slip in and out of a rural accent. When she wanted to poke fun, she seemed to get a rural sounding accent. I thought that that was so clever considering the rubes she was addressing in the Repugnican party
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    Sep 04, 2008 6:28 PM GMT
    I'm not nuts about McCain's voice -- okay, I said it icon_lol.gif

    But I like what he says, and what he stands for, and I like his choice of V.P. (even though, truth be told, I find her voice a tad annoying too)
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    Sep 04, 2008 6:32 PM GMT
    ItsMyLife saidI am watching her speech right now online and she is a terrible public speaker and I just feel like she is nagging me! She sounds like my mom so all I want to do is tune her out lol.

    So apparently Harry Reid (or his rep) said she was 'shrill' and one of the CNN ladies started making that to be a sexist comment--that 'shrill' is something that's usually only directed to women. sheesh
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    Sep 04, 2008 6:34 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI'm not nuts about McCain's voice -- okay, I said it ...But I like what he says, and what he stands for,

    You like the way the Republicans have spent us into historical debt rather than make the public face the pain of the spending the Repubs have put us thru???
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    Sep 04, 2008 6:38 PM GMT
    Caslon6000 said[quote][cite]CuriousJockAZ said[/cite]I'm not nuts about McCain's voice -- okay, I said it ...But I like what he says, and what he stands for, /quote]
    You like the way the Republicans have spent us into historical debt rather than make the public face the pain of the spending the Repubs have put us thru.



    I don't think ANYONE likes the historical debt. That being said, some of us place the blame more on events that have happened in the world over the past 8 years (9/11, Katrina & other natural disasters, the necessary War on terror, mortgage crisis, etc.) than any one political party or President.
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    Sep 04, 2008 6:39 PM GMT
    EMSman saidI noticed that almost the entire GOP at the convention were middle aged white people?

    And it hasn't changed over the years, despite its promise to do so. An AP article on that:
    http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jwg_Nnw7em5Ly_6nR0wzkR8d_3FQD92VUPLO0

    And a political graphic from my newspaper today:
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    Sep 04, 2008 6:51 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Caslon6000 said[quote][cite]CuriousJockAZ said[/cite]I'm not nuts about McCain's voice -- okay, I said it ...But I like what he says, and what he stands for, /quote]
    You like the way the Republicans have spent us into historical debt rather than make the public face the pain of the spending the Repubs have put us thru.



    I don't think ANYONE likes the historical debt. That being said, some of us place the blame more on events that have happened in the world over the past 8 years (9/11, Katrina & other natural disasters, the necessary War on terror, mortgage crisis, etc.) than any one political party or President.


    9/11: the event that we had a memo warning us about...but the repub pres sat on his thumbs!

    Katrina: oh, I really wouldnt bring that topic up with this administration. Bush's administration's gross mismanagement of that is dumbfounding.

    necessary War on Terror: ok on Afghanistan. But Iraq was a lie. And most of the money went there

    mortgage crisis: yeah the business/market-friendly repubs let that one go until the economy was totally screwed

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    Sep 04, 2008 7:45 PM GMT
    This is an unfortunate barrier women politicians have to deal with when giving speeches. People comment that they are shrill, or like a school teacher, or too domineering.

    Strong female leaders always seem to be viewed negatively (e.g. Hillary Clinton or Margaret Thatcher). Men are called "strong and decisive", while women are called "shrill and domineering".

    Try and block out the delivery of the speech if you can and listen to the substance of the speech, and whether you think the person has the strength of character, and the political wits to manipulate the levers of power.

    I am sure we can all think of silver-tongued speakers who were hopeless when they got into positions of power.
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    Sep 04, 2008 7:47 PM GMT
    Well, my mother has a German accent which sometimes can be cute (at least when I mimic her nagging to my friends). But, yeah, I had a very hard time picturing her as someone a heartbeat away from the presidency. I just didn't think she had the gravitas of someone for the job. Despite my issues with Hillary, I certainly had no problem picturing her leading the country, dealing with the Joint Chiefs in the Situation Room, etc. I really tried to be objective, but I think she came across as a bit shrill, and her attacks sometimes on the amateurish side. It really did feel like a typical Republican speech -- fear, fear, attack, put down, fear, 9/11, terrorists, blah, blah, blah.
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    Sep 04, 2008 9:09 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI'm not nuts about McCain's voice -- okay, I said it icon_lol.gif

    But I like what he says, and what he stands for, and I like his choice of V.P. (even though, truth be told, I find her voice a tad annoying too)


    I am not sure what McCain stands for, he seems to be flip flopping all over the place, trying to please the right wing and others to get some votes.
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    Sep 04, 2008 9:25 PM GMT
    I have spoken today with many women, who would have voted for Hillary who are all excited and fired up by her and like her now since listening to her.....we may have to get used to her voice....McCain might not last long, so we might have 8 years of her. Good bye environment, endangered fuzzy and flying creatures, the hope of soot free air. Hello new, bigger, SUV's, 50cent a gallon gas (drilled from pristine areas), more ATV's, more assault rifles proudly dispalyed on gun racks in the back of trucks. Mandatory "God bless president Palin" in all public schools....
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    Sep 04, 2008 9:32 PM GMT
    msw1 saidI have spoken today with many women, who would have voted for Hillary who are all excited and fired up by her and like her now since listening to her.....we may have to get used to her voice....McCain might not last long, so we might have 8 years of her. Good bye environment, endangered fuzzy and flying creatures, the hope of soot free air. Hello new, bigger, SUV's, 50cent a gallon gas (drilled from pristine areas), more ATV's, more assault rifles proudly dispalyed on gun racks in the back of trucks. Mandatory "God bless president Palin" in all public schools....


    Fortunately, you live in California, where it will take more than Sarah "I'll Fire That Librarian If She Doesn't Yank That Commie Dr. Seuss Off The Shelves" Palin to erase Obama's 18-point lead.