So, a coworker was telling me about a McCain ad against Obama that has ocean waves, then ends with a small pic of the Titanic coming in from the corner, that you don’t notice unless someone points it out to you. We found this subliminal kind of message interesting. I decided to google it to see if I could find the commercial. I didn’t find the commercial, but the string of events/connections I made that follow has got me spooked.
If it hasn’t already been made clear, I really don’t like that this woman is a VP nominee. Seems like my initial impressions may have been right, check out Sarah Palin’s interview with Katie Couric. Highlights include:
Couric: You’ve said, quote, “John McCain will reform the way Wall Street does business.” Other than supporting stricter regulations of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac two years ago, can you give us any more example of his leading the charge for more oversight?
Palin: I think that the example that you just cited, with his warnings two years ago about Fannie and Freddie – that, that’s paramount. That’s more than a heck of a lot of other senators and representatives did for us.
Couric: But he’s been in Congress for 26 years. He’s been chairman of the powerful Commerce Committee. And he has almost always sided with less regulation, not more.
Palin: He’s also known as the maverick though, taking shots from his own party, and certainly taking shots from the other party. Trying to get people to understand what he’s been talking about – the need to reform government.
Couric: But can you give me any other concrete examples? Because I know you’ve said Barack Obama is a lot of talk and no action. Can you give me any other examples in his 26 years of John McCain truly taking a stand on this?
Palin: I can give you examples of things that John McCain has done, that has shown his foresight, his pragmatism, and his leadership abilities. And that is what America needs today.
Couric: I’m just going to ask you one more time – not to belabor the point. Specific examples in his 26 years of pushing for more regulation.
Palin: I’ll try to find you some and I’ll bring them to you.
Um…so if she becomes POTUS someday and is meeting with the President of Pakistan again (I can’t believe we let her meet with the guy in the first place), and he asks her a question, is she just going to say, “I’ll have to get back to you on that one”? Then again, she’d probably get away with it, the man said to her upon first meeting her, “You’re gorgeous, now I know why the whole of America is crazy about you.” First off, the whole of America isn’t crazy about her, only the horny men. Second, how completely innappropriate! Do we want someone to lead our country to elicits this lack of respect from world leaders?
Anyhow, I haven’t yet read/watched the second half of the interview with Katie Couric. I’m a little scared to, a smart woman would know when she’s in over her head. This debate tonight between Obama and McCain had better happen, because I really don’t want to see the VP debate postponed.
And, once again, seriously, we let this woman meet with world leaders???
Until next time,
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It also looks like you can register to vote online at https://www.voteforchange.com/, however, since I’m already a registered voted, I haven’t tried this. It does verify your address info in the database and will tell you your voting location. According to the website you can: “check your registration status, register to vote, look up early-vote information for your state, apply to vote absentee, or even find your polling place.”
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Does anyone know if this story is true?
And if it is, how can anyone take this woman seriously? Who would take such a risk to get on a 8 hour place flight after their water has broke? That’s not strength, that’s stupidity.
I am the person in our house who is obsessed with politics, at least by comparison to the hubby. By this all I mean is that I will watch the debates when they happen, tried to read through some of the candidates’ voting records and watch some other significant appearances like the Saddleback Civil Forum and each candidate’s acceptance speech at the conventions. It’s really not all that much I feel, I just value my right to vote and would rather get my information in these ways than from a national media that I rarely trust (though I am getting sucked into blogs of which I need to be equally cautious).
Unfortunately, I do feel that my decision has probably been made for me in the past week. I can’t vote for a woman (oops, I mean, for a candidate who could potentially pass away and leave this woman in charge) who I don’t seem to trust, I just can’t put a finger on it. I really couldn’t care less if her teenage daughter is pregnant. It may be choices like this that’s she’s made that bother me. Perhaps because she bears this uncanny resemblance to a woman I once knew who was also well-groomed and attractive and this got her far at her last two jobs, yet her personal life always seemed such a mess and she was constantly making up stories. Likewise, it always seemed like she was in a sinking ship at work as well. It concerns me enough to influence my vote beyond each candidate’s stance on issues and individual worldviews. It’s a shame that something so polarizing as this has happened that will distract from the issues.
What do you think?
Until next time,
I have been dying to read the transcripts from the Saddleback Civil Forum at Rick Warren’s church on August 16. We were pretty busy that particular weekend, and I just haven’t had time to read the transcripts yet. It’s really too bad the forum was on cable TV, because I think that forum was just as important for voters to see as the regular debates, particularly because, in this case the individuals didn’t know how the other one answered the question and thus avoided bickering.
In the meantime, in addition to checking out their voting records, if you’re interested in reading more about what the candidates had to say, you can download the transcripts here, or watch the forum on CNN.com. Plus, Rick Warren’s follow-up sermon the following day, “What Kind of Leader America Needs” can be listened to via mp3.
Do you have any opinions on how the candidates did in this debate?
Until next time,
I have decided that this weekend I am going to review both Obama and McCain’s voting records, finally, after seeing what I deem as some disturbing voting results for Obama while in the Senate, including a number of Bills that he simply voted “present” on. Which is disappointing to me, because I had kinda wanted to vote for Obama.
- For John McCain’s Senate Voting Record
- For Barack Obama’s Senate Voting Record
- More on John McCain
- More on Barack Obama
I’ll post more about what I find later.