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  1. #1 "The Poor Innocent Girl Is Getting Angry EMail From Angry Americans !" 
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    WASHINGTON — Allow me to introduce myself. I am a traitor and an idiot. Also, my mother should have aborted me and left me in a Dumpster, but since she didn't, I should "off" myself.

    Those are just a few nuggets randomly selected from thousands of e-mails written in response to my column suggesting that Sarah Palin is out of her league and should step down.

    Who says public discourse hasn't deteriorated?

    The fierce reaction to my column has been both bracing and enlightening. After 20 years of column writing, I'm familiar with angry mail. But the past few days have produced responses of a different order. Not just angry, but vicious and threatening.

    Some of my usual readers feel betrayed because I previously have written favorably of Palin. By changing my mind and saying so, I am viewed as a traitor to the Republican Party—not a "true" conservative.

    Palin's fans say they like her specifically because she's an outsider, not part of the Washington club. When she flubs during interviews, they identify with that too. "You see the lack of polish, we applaud it," one reader wrote.

    Of course, there's a difference between a lack of polish and a lack of coherence. Some of Palin's interview responses can't even be critiqued on their merits because they're so nonsensical. "Let Sarah be Sarah" has become the latest rallying cry among my colleagues on the right. She'll be fine if we just leave her alone, they say. Between prayers, I might add.

    Not all my mail has been mean-spirited. A fair number expressed polite disappointment; others relief and gratitude. Still others offered reasonable arguments aimed at changing my mind. I may yet.

    In the meantime, this assault and my decision to write about it aren't really about me—or even Sarah Palin. The mailbag is about us, our country, and what we really believe.

    That we have become a partisan nation is no secret. This week has provided a vivid example of where rabid partisanship leads with the failure of Congress to pass a bailout bill vitally needed to keep our economy from unraveling.

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave a partisan speech, blaming the credit crisis on the Bush administration (omitting the Clinton administration's role in launching the subprime lending debacle). Republicans responded by voting against the bill.

    Everyone's to blame, by the way.

    Such extreme partisanship has a crippling effect on government, which may be desirable at times, but not now. More important in the long term is the less-tangible effect of stifling free speech. My mail paints an ugly picture and a bleak future if we do not soon correct ourselves.

    The picture is this: Anyone who dares express an opinion that runs counter to the party line will be silenced. That doesn't sound American to me, but Stalin would approve. Readers have every right to reject my opinion. But when we decide that a person is a traitor and should die for having an opinion different than one's own, then we cross into territory that puts all freedoms at risk. (I hear you, Dixie Chicks.)
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/c...9,print.column

    "The Problem With Palin :
    as written by this witch .And she is upset because she got ugly email in return !"

    "Palin filibusters. She repeats words, filling space with deadwood. Cut the verbiage and there’s not much content there. Here’s but one example of many from her interview with Hannity: “Well, there is a danger in allowing some obsessive partisanship to get into the issue that we’re talking about today. And that’s something that John McCain, too, his track record, proving that he can work both sides of the aisle, he can surpass the partisanship that must be surpassed to deal with an issue like this.”

    When Couric pointed to polls showing that the financial crisis had boosted Obama’s numbers, Palin blustered wordily: “I’m not looking at poll numbers. What I think Americans at the end of the day are going to be able to go back and look at track records and see who’s more apt to be talking about solutions and wishing for and hoping for solutions for some opportunity to change, and who’s actually done it?”

    If BS were currency, Palin could bail out Wall Street herself.

    If Palin were a man, we’d all be guffawing, just as we do every time Joe Biden tickles the back of his throat with his toes. But because she’s a woman — and the first ever on a Republican presidential ticket — we are reluctant to say what is painfully true.

    What to do?

    McCain can’t repudiate his choice for running mate. He not only risks the wrath of the GOP’s unforgiving base, but he invites others to second-guess his executive decision-making ability. Barack Obama faces the same problem with Biden.

    Only Palin can save McCain, her party, and the country she loves. She can bow out for personal reasons, perhaps because she wants to spend more time with her newborn. No one would criticize a mother who puts her family first."
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    Only Palin can save McCain, her party, and the country she loves. She can bow out for personal reasons, perhaps because she wants to spend more time with her newborn. No one would criticize a mother who puts her family first."
    Translation:

    Liberals and DIMOSOCiALISTS are scared to death of Sarah Palin and desperately want her to go away.
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    Everybody should be scared of Sarah Palin being president of this country. It would be a total disaster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    "Palin filibusters. She repeats words, filling space with deadwood. Cut the verbiage and there’s not much content there. Here’s but one example of many from her interview with Hannity: “Well, there is a danger in allowing some obsessive partisanship to get into the issue that we’re talking about today. And that’s something that John McCain, too, his track record, proving that he can work both sides of the aisle, he can surpass the partisanship that must be surpassed to deal with an issue like this.”
    Bingo.


    A very good article.
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    Which she has basically retracted

    Sarah Palin's Bridge to Somewhere

    By Kathleen Parker
    Saturday, October 4, 2008; Page
    What did they do with the other Sarah Palin?
    Instead, the affable, tough, determined pit-bull-hockey mom presented to the GOP convention was back with a jaw-jutting, happy-warrior vengeance.

    So, yes, I am relieved. I had been concerned that she would stumble badly and humiliate herself. No fair-minded person wanted that. In fact, she managed to control the debate in many respects by bridging from the question asked to the talking point she wanted to hammer.
    Not a rave review by any means but she definitely reconsidered.

    The debate format clearly worked better for her because she could control her message and keep pounding well-rehearsed talking points. Does that mean she's ready to lead the free world should circumstances warrant?

    That question remains. Right next to same question about Barack Obama
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eyelids View Post
    Everybody should be scared of Sarah Palin being president of this country. It would be a total disaster.
    And your Kenyan born candidate would make a warm fuzzy feeling in your little confused heart AssWipe ?I was of the opinion that your critters were all for a female president at one time and all cheered Hillary's assent to the office of president ?

    What happened,why the change in attitude ?

    Is it because she lives in and governs the lardest land mass state in the Union ?
    Is it because she is religious and pro life and not pro death like your former female of choice?
    Is it because she has so many kids even one with a birth defect that she chose to have and not abort ?
    Is it because her husband is a plain American oil field worker and part time fisherman who races snowmobiles ?
    Or is it because she is Conservative in her politics and isn't afraid to shout it out .

    Never have I seen so many liberal/progressive critters in full panic over one little outspoken woman !

    Never have I seen such absolute venom flowing from so many so called liberated woman who normally would defend a woman to the death but unless she is a Conservative Republician.

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    The 21st century. The age of Smart phones and Stupid people.

    It is said that branches draw their life from the vine. Each is separate yet all are one as they share one life giving stem . The Bible tells us we are called to a similar union in life, our lives with the life of God. We are incorporated into him; made sharers in his life. Apart from this union we can do nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    And your Kenyan born candidate would make a warm fuzzy feeling in your little confused heart AssWipe ?I was of the opinion that your critters were all for a female president at one time and all cheered Hillary's assent to the office of president ?

    What happened,why the change in attitude ?

    Is it because she lives in and governs the lardest land mass state in the Union ?
    Is it because she is religious and pro life and not pro death like your former female of choice?
    Is it because she has so many kids even one with a birth defect that she chose to have and not abort ?
    Is it because her husband is a plain American oil field worker and part time fisherman who races snowmobiles ?
    Or is it because she is Conservative in her politics and isn't afraid to shout it out .

    Never have I seen so many liberal/progressive critters in full panic over one little outspoken woman !

    Never have I seen such absolute venom flowing from so many so called liberated woman who normally would defend a woman to the death but unless she is a Conservative Republician.

    It's all that and then some. Sarah Palin is as prepared as the majority of candidates for over 2 hundred years and more prepared than some. She is more prepared than UhBama who has had the benefit of a silent, forgiving media who softball their questions or cover/ignore his ignorance and gaffs for the last 2 years.

    What the LIBERALS truly fear is her POTENTIAL. They see Reagan, the Sequel, Regan Returns, Daughter of Reagan, Reagan Part Two.

    Liberals are crapping their pants over what she brings to the table. With the help of their Liberal media, they try to attack her for the same weaknesses their little pet Uhbama has.

    Apparently if we are to believe the media, it is preferable to have an unprepared POTUS than an unprepared VEEP.

    Sarah Palin may have the very weaknesses of The One, Uh-Bama, but she has the potential to energize-revitalize the entire Republican Party. This has them soiling themselves every time Mrs. Palin speaks.
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    I think you're right that they fear Palin. She has the ability to reach people and galvinize the public to go her way, like Reagan did. Oblahblah, despite his alleged rhetorical skills, does NOT have that ability. That is why he needed a whirlwind world tour and Roman columns to legitimize him. He made one good speech back in 2004 and hasn't made another since. He comes across and angry, peevish and petulant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eyelids View Post
    Everybody should be scared of Barry Obama being president of this country. It would be a total disaster.
    Fixed it for you.
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