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  1. #1 Academic Bombshell: Study Vindicates McCain’s Choice of Sarah Palin as VP 
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    Academic Bombshell: Study Vindicates McCain’s Choice of Sarah Palin as VP
    http://collegeinsurrection.com/2013/...h-palin-as-vp/

    A new study is going to rock one of the most treasured beliefs held by campus progressives: John McCain lost the election when he tapped Sarah Palin to be his running mate.

    A pair of political scientists from Bradley University actually found Palin helped McCain in the 2008 presidential election.

    “We find that using marginal effects, as is appropriate for cross-sectional data, shows that Palin had a positive effect on McCain vote choice, and based on our model specification, may have had a positive, conditional relationship for independent voters,” Edward M. Burmilla and Josh M. Ryan wrote in an article which appeared in the Political Research Quarterly.

    They go on to conclude that, “when confidence intervals are included, Palin’s effect was not necessarily the largest among the nominees [for vice-president] since 1972.”

    Their work runs counter to not only the collective wisdom of Democratic as well as Republican talking heads whose domes have dominated the airwaves over the past five years but also that of a quartet of other political science profs and researchers whose analyses have been more widely publicized including:

    University of Central Florida professor Jonathan Knuckey
    Roy Ellis of Stanford
    D. Sunshine Hillygus and
    Norman H. Nie, both of Duke.
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    Noonie coming along to bash Palin in 3...2...1...
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    There are people who think McCain lost in 2008 because of Palin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by txradioguy View Post
    Noonie coming along to bash Palin in 3...2...1...
    I don't have to bash Palin. Nobody has to bash Palin. All they have to do is give her sufficient camera time to hang herself-like Katie Couric did in 2008.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arroyo_Doble View Post
    There are people who think McCain lost in 2008 because of Palin?
    Yes, there are.

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    I don't have to bash Palin. Nobody has to bash Palin. All they have to do is give her sufficient camera time to hang herself-like Katie Couric did in 2008.
    It's especially helpful if you selectively edit her answers in order to make her look thoughtless, as Couric did. Give her camera time without liberals manipulating the final product and she'll be just fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    I don't have to bash Palin. Nobody has to bash Palin. All they have to do is give her sufficient camera time to hang herself-like Katie Couric did in 2008.
    Compared to her opposite number, Slow Joe, she was a frickin' Einstein. It's an amusing paradox that women have a hard time voting for a better-looking woman, and resort to cattiness and slander. Of course that won't be a problem for Hillary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DumbAss Tanker View Post
    Compared to her opposite number, Slow Joe, she was a frickin' Einstein. It's an amusing paradox that women have a hard time voting for a better-looking woman, and resort to cattiness and slander. Of course that won't be a problem for Hillary.

    My reasons for not wanting to vote for Sarah Palin have nothing to do with her gender and everything to do with her politics. I'm a liberal, she's a conservative.


    If Hillary is the dem nominee, I think having a female GOP nominee would at least take the issue of sexism out of the equation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    I don't have to bash Palin. Nobody has to bash Palin. All they have to do is give her sufficient camera time to hang herself-like Katie Couric did in 2008.
    And right on cue...It never ceases to amaze me how predictable you Libs are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    It's especially helpful if you selectively edit her answers in order to make her look thoughtless, as Couric did. Give her camera time without liberals manipulating the final product and she'll be just fine.
    That would require a level of honesty and integrity that Liberals don't posses.

    If they were to do that and people heat watch the MSN news broadcasts saw the REAL Sarah Palin...well that would blow the narrative! OMG people might WANT her to be President!

    And we just can't have that now can we?


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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    My reasons for not wanting to vote for Sarah Palin have nothing to do with her gender and everything to do with her politics. I'm a liberal, she's a conservative.
    Well, I can certainly understand how you'd prefer an unskilled, manipulative demagogue and a semi-senile idiot to any Republican offering in the last two elections, then.
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