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Go Campbell!

Posted on 2008.09.01 at 21:46

Now here is what the media ought to be doing. Asking pertinent questions and demanding answers to them.

Comments:


candent at 2008-09-02 02:31 (UTC) (Link)
Man, he was a weaselly one!
Jonathan
theservant at 2008-09-02 02:46 (UTC) (Link)
I guess I have some sympathy for him in that he has to go on TV and defend what is essentially an indefensible contradiction. But then again, he knew the job was dangerous when he took it.
metalclarinet
metalclarinet at 2008-09-02 03:20 (UTC) (Link)
I listened to one flack explain that she has more "executive" experience than Obama OR Biden. True about Biden, but equally true about McCain.

I think character and the ability to judge character; the ability to know who to believe when you have to make a hard decision, the ability to work with people and get people to bend are all more important than experience. On paper, Truman and Lincoln did not have much experience while James Buchanan and Herbert Hoover must have been near the top of the list.
Jonathan
theservant at 2008-09-02 03:24 (UTC) (Link)
Plus that whole thing about lying about her position on the infrastructure earmarks for Alaska that their Senators were bringing in, especially the "bridge to nowhere." That wasn't even a good lie.
metalclarinet
metalclarinet at 2008-09-02 03:32 (UTC) (Link)
Right, in reality she was for the bridge to nowhere until she simply figured it wouldn't pass and wasn't worth pushing for. Character issue.

She is a creationist who doesn't believe that humans have anything to do with global warming. So, which state benefits the most from global warming? Well, not island parts of Alaska, but I suspect there is a lot potential farmland up there.
Jonathan
theservant at 2008-09-02 03:51 (UTC) (Link)
The creationist part is all about percentages. Barack Obama, by his reckoning, has been in government for about 12 years out of the 4.5 billion of earth's existence, while Palin has been in government for 3 or 4 years out of 6000. Much more experience, you see.
just laur
echafaud at 2008-09-02 07:11 (UTC) (Link)
A++++
we are your sweet mistakes
eard_stapa at 2008-09-02 08:24 (UTC) (Link)
Wow, that guy is a serious douche. I'm glad she was actually calling him out on his shit.

I love your icon.
Myp3uK
sputnik5 at 2008-09-02 23:51 (UTC) (Link)
So can I ask you a somewhat OT question - have you had the good fortune to discuss the candidates with anybody planning to vote republican, and how fact-based was their position?
Jonathan
theservant at 2008-09-03 00:19 (UTC) (Link)
Only one, and their support was based on the (in my opinion) completely silly idea that McCain would be more sure to defend Israel if she was attacked.
Myp3uK
sputnik5 at 2008-09-03 00:34 (UTC) (Link)
!!! Same in my single attempt at a similar conversation. It really feels like there is a parallel reality at times, with its own set of historical facts. I always thought that Israel needed US help not on the military front (Israel is fully capable of bombing nuclear reactors in Iran if it comes to that) but on the political front, to lend international credibility to Israel's defensive actions. And it really hurts my head that after Iraq for the US and Lebanon for Israel anyone can still think that just marching in or bombing will solve anything.
Did you manage to at least get this person to question their stance? :)
jonnymoon at 2008-09-05 13:05 (UTC) (Link)
Palin: running for VP
Obama: running for PRESIDENT.

Who is going to be in the driver's seat? Who's experience matters more?

Can't vote "Present" when Iran nukes Israel.
Jonathan
theservant at 2008-09-05 13:51 (UTC) (Link)
The vice president has to be able to be president during a time of crisis. That seems elementary.
jonnymoon at 2008-09-09 17:23 (UTC) (Link)
I'll concede your point...it is elementary that the vice president should be able to be president during times of crisis.

Perhaps you can see mine? It's even more fundamental that the PRESIDENT has to be president all the time...not just during "times of crisis".

Who's got the experience to be president? Biden is NOT going to be sitting in the Big Chair.

When our new president (McCain) buys it, I think that Palin would STILL have more executive experience than Obama...
Jonathan
theservant at 2008-09-09 22:23 (UTC) (Link)
She also has more executive experience than McCain, if you want to get technical about it. Presidents can accede to the Presidency either in times of relative calm or in times of crisis. By definition, if a Vice President becomes President (other than by being separately elected), it is at a time of national crisis. It is legitimate to ask if Obama had the experience and judgement to be President given his relatively short time on the national scene. Over the past 18 months, and even before that, I think he has proven that he has. He has shown this through writings, legislation, speeches, interviews, and debates. Palin has less than two months to show us, and she is spending a lot of that not giving interviews.
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