Jack Cafferty's response to SARAH PALIN's response on the bailout.

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    Sep 28, 2008 1:02 AM GMT


    This is why she hasn't been showing her face in the media.


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    Sep 28, 2008 3:12 AM GMT
    Her response to Couric's question seemed very "I-can't-answer-your-question-so-I'll-talk-a-lot-and-make-you-think-my-answer-is-in-there-somewhere."

    I love McCain.

    I love Biden.

    I love Obama.

    But Palin is scary to me. We don't know her. We don't really know what she'll do if she became President.

    Plus, it angers me that Hillary Clinton fought for the presidential nomination, and fought hard -- Palin did not. She was chosen by someone. And yet she's closer to becoming president than Clinton. Grrrr.
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    Sep 28, 2008 3:51 AM GMT
    Atlazeia saidHer response to Couric's question seemed very "I-can't-answer-your-question-so-I'll-talk-a-lot-and-make-you-think-my-answer-is-in-there-somewhere."

    I love McCain.

    I love Biden.

    I love Obama.

    But Palin is scary to me. We don't know her. We don't really know what she'll do if she became President.

    Plus, it angers me that Hillary Clinton fought for the presidential nomination, and fought hard -- Palin did not. She was chosen by someone. And yet she's closer to becoming president than Clinton. Grrrr.


    Well, you're absolutely right, but don't blame McCain for that, blame Obama.
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    Sep 28, 2008 4:12 AM GMT
    Blame Obama? For what? Fighting a hard battle with a formidable candidate and winning one of the toughest nomination fights in history? No...don't blame Obama for Sarah Palin's lack of insight and ability. This is McCain's mess. He put an unqualified person in this position based on the political currency she would bring, not because she has some sort of in-depth perspective on these kinds of matters. She may be good as a Governor of Alaska (I can't really judge that), but she clearly does not have the perspective, depth, or confidence needed to sit a 72 year-old heart beat away from the Oval Office.
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    Sep 28, 2008 6:00 AM GMT
    NoSuchPerson saidBlame Obama? For what? Fighting a hard battle with a formidable candidate and winning one of the toughest nomination fights in history? No...don't blame Obama for Sarah Palin's lack of insight and ability. This is McCain's mess. He put an unqualified person in this position based on the political currency she would bring, not because she has some sort of in-depth perspective on these kinds of matters. She may be good as a Governor of Alaska (I can't really judge that), but she clearly does not have the perspective, depth, or confidence needed to sit a 72 year-old heart beat away from the Oval Office.


    Couldn't have said it better. Palin simply does not have what it takes to lead a nation in the midst of its most significant economic meltdown since the Great Depression, nor does she have the perspective or statesmanship to maneuver us through the "War on Terror." Can you just imagine the reaction she'd get from the international community if she were to talk out her back side like this at a Camp David summit?
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    Sep 28, 2008 6:20 AM GMT
    Dude that was histerical!

    Cafferty lost it man, I love when he points out the fact that he's 65 and he's been covering politics for quite a while, yet Palin's answer is one of the most pathetic things he's seen on an interview...

    The debate thursday is gonna be AWESOME
    I can't even imagine what kinda stuff is gonna come out of that woman's mouth....
  • GQjock

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    Sep 28, 2008 11:33 AM GMT
    What he says is absolutely true

    .... The fact that she is even on the ticket is embarrassing

    But what's even more embarrassing than that?
    Is that people will actually Vote for the McSame-Palin ticket

    .... or should we call it what it is ... the McPain ticket
  • coolarmydude

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    Sep 28, 2008 11:49 AM GMT
    Curious,

    That is McCain's fault because he fricking picked her! Of all the viable women Republicans, he picked a bumbling parrot. Obama's fault....HA! And you like her politics!!! All votes and support for McCain share his fault.
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    Sep 28, 2008 12:01 PM GMT
    Can I point out a few things:

    Bill Clinton was the Governor of Arkansas when he ran for PRESIDENT.

    Arkansas is not bordered by any foriegn country, Canada or Russia.

    It is not nor has it ever been a strategic point in U.S. defense. Alaska has been. Alaska has always been the first strategic point of defense for the U.S. in a missle fight with the former U.S.S.R. and now Putin's Russia.

    No one asked Clinton what, as Governor of Arkansas, did he do geopolitically. What did he do, or how did he ever, interact with foriegn governments. Did Clinton, as Governor of Arkansas, negotiate with foriegn governments? So Palin hasn't? Neither did Bill Clinton. Nor Jimmy Carter as Governor of Georgia. Why is that now a disqualifier for Vice-President when it was not a disqualifier for Carter or Clinton for President.

    When did the standards get raised?

    Clinton was elected after being Governor of a small state, relatively. Carter the same. Why is that now held against Palin? Not what you think of her personally, but the fact that she has "only" been Governor of Alaska, when being Governor of Arkansas and Georgia did not disqualify Clinton and Carter?
  • coolarmydude

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    Sep 28, 2008 12:08 PM GMT
    Because since September 11, 2001 we have been at war against terrorists that also make states like Arkansas vulnerable.
  • coolarmydude

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    Sep 28, 2008 12:10 PM GMT
    Does Oklahoma City ring a bell? "...protect our freedoms...from enemies of the United States, foreign and domestic..."
  • coolarmydude

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    Sep 28, 2008 12:16 PM GMT
    BTW, the first strategic taget in the US has always been and still is NORAD, located in Colorado, surrounded by other US States.
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    Sep 28, 2008 1:10 PM GMT
    Joe Biden's response, "All you hear out of Sara Palin is a noun, a verb, and the first thing that comes into her head."

    Caribou Barbie for Vice President!

    jeez.
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    Sep 28, 2008 1:16 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said Grrrr.


    Well, you're absolutely right, but don't blame McCain for that, blame Obama.



    Your response has nothing to do with the question of this thread...

    And I agree, it was pathetic.
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    Sep 28, 2008 1:20 PM GMT
    Triggerman saidCan I point out a few things:

    Bill Clinton was the Governor of Arkansas when he ran for PRESIDENT.

    Arkansas is not bordered by any foriegn country, Canada or Russia.

    It is not nor has it ever been a strategic point in U.S. defense. Alaska has been. Alaska has always been the first strategic point of defense for the U.S. in a missle fight with the former U.S.S.R. and now Putin's Russia.

    No one asked Clinton what, as Governor of Arkansas, did he do geopolitically. What did he do, or how did he ever, interact with foriegn governments., etc



    Your premise is really inappropriate. We aren't living in 1992, we are living in 2008. In 1992, "Russia" was in an entirely different posture than now..
    and Clinton had been govenor for a number of years, not just 20 months.
    And keep in mind: The Palin woman doesn't come off well to many.. Clinton did (at least enough to be elected twice). Hopefully this woman won't ever have that opportunity.
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    Sep 28, 2008 1:23 PM GMT
    Remember that meeting Grampy had to go to right before they announced
    Caribou Barbie's trip to Washington at the convention???

    McCain didn't pick her!
    The Republican wingnuts ... the men who hold the money for this party sat him down and said

    ".... You either take this woman as your running mate or we're pullin' the plug on you Johnnie boy... Take it or leave it"

    There is NO WAY a seasoned Senator would give a second look at this woman to be dogcatcher for this country
    unless they wanted red meat for the haters in the Red States
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    Sep 28, 2008 1:24 PM GMT
    Hmm, Rhodes Scholar vs. Failed Beauty Queen cum Baby Factory.
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    Sep 28, 2008 3:03 PM GMT
    GQ- You are right. He never would have picked here on his own. Absolutely right. If it had been up to him he would have picked Lieberman.

    NJJ- your response is strange and hard to respond to

    Your premise is really inappropriate. We aren't living in 1992, we are living in 2008. In 1992, "Russia" was in an entirely different posture than now..
    and Clinton had been govenor for a number of years, not just 20 months.
    And keep in mind: The Palin woman doesn't come off well to many.. Clinton did (at least enough to be elected twice). Hopefully this woman won't ever have that opportunity.

    I never said how LONG she was Governor, and dont forgot, he lost the Governership. I talked about WHAT he was Governor of, a very small, very insignificant state in the middle of the country that does not mean much, sorry Arkansawans. And yes, she has been a neighbor to post-USSR Russia.

    And no, Clinton did not come off well to many. He never won a majority, like Bush. He never got over 50% of the electorate. Bush did.
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    Sep 28, 2008 3:12 PM GMT
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    So was Kennedy. And so was his Cabinet of so called bright guys. Kennedy met with Kruschev, and got his hat handed to him. Kruschev put his missiles in Cuba based on that meeting with Kennedy knowing that he had no idea what he was dealing with which led to the Missiles of October crisis. And Kennedy had a cabinet made up of the best and brightest, like McNamara, from Ivy leaugue schools and now McNamara said they made huge mistakes. That they had no idea what they were getting into.

    McNamara's words, not mine. Read his book. The best and the brightest and they all fucked up..
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    Sep 28, 2008 3:14 PM GMT
    Triggerman saidCan I point out a few things:

    Bill Clinton was the Governor of Arkansas when he ran for PRESIDENT.

    Arkansas is not bordered by any foriegn country, Canada or Russia.

    It is not nor has it ever been a strategic point in U.S. defense. Alaska has been. Alaska has always been the first strategic point of defense for the U.S. in a missle fight with the former U.S.S.R. and now Putin's Russia.

    No one asked Clinton what, as Governor of Arkansas, did he do geopolitically. What did he do, or how did he ever, interact with foriegn governments. Did Clinton, as Governor of Arkansas, negotiate with foriegn governments? So Palin hasn't? Neither did Bill Clinton. Nor Jimmy Carter as Governor of Georgia. Why is that now a disqualifier for Vice-President when it was not a disqualifier for Carter or Clinton for President.

    When did the standards get raised?

    Clinton was elected after being Governor of a small state, relatively. Carter the same. Why is that now held against Palin? Not what you think of her personally, but the fact that she has "only" been Governor of Alaska, when being Governor of Arkansas and Georgia did not disqualify Clinton and Carter?


    Clinton had YEARS of experience running up to his nomination for president.:

    "Governor of Arkansas

    ...Clinton was elected Governor of Arkansas in 1978, making him the youngest governor in the country at age thirty-two. He worked on educational reform and Arkansas's roads, but his term included an unpopular motor vehicle tax and citizens' anger over the escape of Cuban refugees (from the Mariel boatlift) detained in Fort Chaffee in 1980. Monroe Schwarzlose of Kingsland in Cleveland County, polled 31% of the vote against Clinton in the Democratic gubernatorial primary of 1980. Some suggested Schwarzlose's unexpected voter turnout foreshadowed Clinton's defeat in the general election that year by Republican challenger Frank D. White. As Clinton once joked, he was the youngest ex-governor in the nation's history.[16]

    Clinton joined friend's Bruce Lindsey's law firm of Wright, Lindsey and Jennings, though he spent most of the next two years working on his re-election campaign. Clinton was again elected governor and kept his job for ten years. He helped Arkansas transform its economy and significantly improve the state's educational system. He became a leading figure among the New Democrats.[23] The New Democrats, organized within the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) were a branch of the Democratic Party that called for welfare reform and smaller government, a policy supported by both Democrats and Republicans. He served as Chair of the National Governors Association from 1986 to 1987, bringing him to an audience beyond Arkansas.[16]

    Clinton made economic growth, job creation and educational improvement high priorities. For senior citizens, he removed the sales tax from medicine and increased the home property tax exemption. Clinton was responsible for some state educational improvement programs, notably more spending for schools, rising opportunities for gifted children, an increase in vocational education, and raising of teachers' salaries.[16][23]

    Clinton's Governorship answered conservative criticism, but personal and business transactions made by the Clintons during this period became the basis of the Whitewater investigation, which dogged his later presidential administration.[24] After very extensive investigation over several years, no indictments were made against the Clintons related to the years in Arkansas.[16][25]


    Democratic Presidential Primaries of 1988

    In 1987 there was media speculation Clinton would enter the race after then-New York Governor Mario Cuomo declined to run and Democratic front-runner Gary Hart withdrew owing to revelations of marital infidelity. Clinton decided to remain as Arkansas governor.[16] For the nomination, Clinton endorsed Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis. However, he gave the opening night address at the 1988 Democratic National Convention, which was nationally-televised, but it was criticized for length.[26] Presenting himself as a moderate and a member of the New Democrat wing of the Democratic Party, he headed the moderate Democratic Leadership Council in 1990 and 1991.[23][27]"

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Jefferson_Clinton#Governor_of_Arkansas

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    Sep 28, 2008 3:19 PM GMT
    Triggerman saidNJJFit-

    ...Kennedy met with Kruschev, and got his hat handed to him. Kruschev put his missiles in Cuba


    Kennedy got his hat handed to him, you say. But it was Kruschev that got his missiles handed to him in front of the whole world.
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    Sep 28, 2008 3:21 PM GMT
    Hey Caslon-

    I don't need help to establish my debates, but I appreciate your try.

    Kinda like Superman, I prefer to work alone.......

    But thanks for the helpful quotes....
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    Sep 28, 2008 3:25 PM GMT
    Triggerman saidHey Caslon-

    I don't need help to establish my debates, but I appreciate your try.

    Kinda like Superman, I prefer to work alone.......

    But thanks for the helpful quotes....

    Oh, I know you dont need my help sticking your foot in your mouth. None of you divorced-from-reality Republicans do. But the best defense against y'all's yarn-spinning are the facts. I trust posting the facts to back up my arguments. You wont understand them, but the others will.
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    Sep 28, 2008 3:31 PM GMT
    But Kennedy, and his Ivy League advisors, put Kruschev in the position to put nuclear missiles 90 miles from our shore,

    Because Kennedy, according to all his biographers, thought he could meet one on one with Kruschev and win any debate. He did not. He damn near started a nuclear war because of that arrogance. He did not save use from it. Some very seasoned admirals, generals, and sea captains did. We had destroyers sitting over Russian subs with nuclear missiles in the Carribean, and they chose not to attack the subs, not Kennedy. JFK was not a very good president, and if he spent as much time studying international relations as he did Marilyn Monroe's and other Gambino hookers thighs, he would have known that.
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    Sep 28, 2008 3:37 PM GMT
    One more time, just to prove that your facts are wrong, I am not Republican. You put your foot in your mouth again, not me. Prove I am Republican, which usually takes registration in the Republican party, and I will pay off the mortagage on your outhouse, or whatever you live in.

    Mano e mano. You said it. Now prove it. Put up or please shut up.