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October 3rd, 2008
07:51 PM ET

Sarah Palin's Dallas fundraiser

Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin before boarding her campaign plane in Dallas.

Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin before boarding her campaign plane in Dallas.

Kate Zernike
The New York Times

Palin called the debate "fun," but expressed some frustration with only being able to give 90 second answers, kept up her blaming of "the mainstream media," called Obama and Biden too liberal and "out of the mainstream." And talked, again, of shakin' up Washington DC. She also told her own story about the events here in Texas leading up to the birth of Trig five months ago.

Guests had paid $1,000 a plate, or up to $57,000 for bundlers, to attend the fundraiser. About 1,000 people - many tables seemed to be predominantly women - ate chicken salads and pecan pie and sipped at iced tea in a hotel ballroom at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas. While Palin snapped pictures with donors backstage, her parents, Sally and Chuck Heath, and her three youngest children mingled with guests in the hallway outside the ballroom. Sally cuddled baby Trig as donors looked on cooing.

Dan Grant, who represents the area in the TX legislature, opened the remarks introducing himself as the husband of a hockey mom and mother of five. He welcomed Gov. Rick Perry, James Huff Hines, the co-chair of the McCain Palin campaign in TX, and Tom Hicks, the co-chairman of the campaign in Texas and the owner of the Dallas Stars and Texas Rangers and the Liverpool Football Club, as well as Fmr. Secretary of Commerce Robert Mosbacher, a general chairman of the campaign. Mr. Grant said the governor would have a "surprise," but first welcomed Palin and Todd and Piper and Willow, carrying a sleeping Trig, on stage.

Perry introduced Palin to enthusiastic applause, "Sarah, I think they love ya in Texas."

He then introduced Hicks who introduced the surprise: "on behalf of the 10,000 registered hockey moms and more than a milion hockey fans," he handed her a Dallas Jersey with the Number 2 and her name on the back, saying he wanted her to watch the Dallas Stars win the Stanley Cup from the VP residence next June.

Perry then introduced Palin. "I bet there were a lot of Democrats who woke up yesterday morning kinda looking forward to the debate, thinking that they were going to watch our candidate get steamrolled by their guy. I bet a lot of 'em woke up this morning a little bit scared, scared, yep, because they realize they got a fight on their hands."

"The liberal left and their friends in the media forgot one thing when they waged their war of deceit and gotcha journalism. They forgot that they're dealing with a strong American woman who's not going to back down, period. We’re dealing with a woman whos principled, experienced, laser-focused on the things that make a difference in this world."

Palin was welcomed with a standing ovation.

"It is good to be visiting here in Alaska's little sister state, Texas." She described fond memories of attending high school basketball camp here.

Most recently, of course, she was here 5 months ago, giving a speech on energy, when she was 8 months pregnant.

"Governor Perry had introduced me, and during the speech I was quite pregnant. I told Governor Perry, can you make this quick because I'm quite pregnant. He teased me as I left the podium, 'What are you going to do, go off and have your baby? And about 18 hours later, yes, I had my baby."

"Let's hope because I think good things happen in Texas that we can produce something good for that our country and that is change in Washington, DC, and I know that's why you're here."

She described the debate as "fun."

"Last night that debate, it was fun and I was really proud to get to make the case for the election of John McCain."

She repeated her charge that Obama and Biden are the first and third most liberal members of the Senate, and called their views "so far out of the mainstream of America."
"You never hear them utter the word victory."

She introduced Todd, who had gone backstage again, "My right hand man, Alaska’s first dude, Todd Palin." She asked that he come back on stage, but apparently he did not hear. "He’s either breaking up a little squabble between the girls or he’s changing Trig's diaper, he’s doing something that's very very helpful. It is helpful, too," she added, as the audience laughed.

She noted that her parents had gone to St. Louis and were traveling with her, and said they had been startled by what they had read about their daughter since she was named VP nominee. "They're saying, 'That's not our daughter, she didn’t do that, she doesn’t stand for that."

"It's kind of a rude awakening to what happens in mainstream media."

"I want to get to Washington, DC, with John McCain, never forgetting the people who hire us, we will be working for you every day in the White House. It's not just in Alaska, it's all over the country, this hunger for reform and new energy and new ideas and new vision and living out that world view that John McCain and I have, that says that America is a nation of exceptionalism, and we are, and can be even further, that beacon of hope across the world for people who are seeking democratic values and freedom."

Palin said that her mission would be energy independence. "I tried to explain this in 90 seconds last night, these foreign sources of energy, we’re importing them, we’re circulating $700 billion a year into foreign countries."

She said Todd asked her this morning, "Did ya see Obama, he’s already out there this morning talking about energy independence?"

"I'm like, man, where have they been all these years? The month before the electoin and all of a sudden they're finally going to get it?"

"Achieving energy security, it's going to require clean coal, whether Joe Biden approves of it or not."

Speaking about another portfolio item she wants, supporting children with special needs, she quoted former Democratic governor of PA, Robert Casey, when asked how society should treat the most vulnerable among us. "It's simple, you put them first in line."

"Governor Casey reminded us that these beautiful children can inspire a special love and it’s a love that our world needs more of. These children are not a problem, they are a priority and a promise." This line got huge applause.

About the next month: "It's going to be tough on John McCain and on me and on our families. There are a lot of folks who do not want to see us progress there to the White House. This is going to be a tough campaign."

"You're going to hear our opponents go on and on about how they're going to quote, fight for you. But there is only one man in this race who has ever really fought for you."
"He knows what side to be on, he knows what it takes to win a war, and how to overcome challenges, not just with national security but with our economy as well."

Palin's motorcade then proceeded to the offices of BP Capital, the firm of Texas oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens, where they posed for photographs and then dismissed reporters.
"We're going to work," Pickens said.

"Do you have a white board?" Palin said. "We're going to work."


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soundoff (104 Responses)
  1. Lissa E of NC

    Palin/McCain should be awfully careful with their public accusations about Obama/Biden. Palin and McCain have quite a few skeletons in their collective closets.....documented and factual skeletons. Palin needs to check her facts before she decides to make public statements about her opponents. And...how could anyone take this woman (and McCain for that matter) seriously? All fluff and no substance.

    "Despair is like stealing from the mafia: you stand a good chance of attracting the wrong attention" quote by Doug Horton

    October 6, 2008 at 9:09 am |
  2. Randy

    I am really fed up with her mannerisms..................she calls all women soccer moms and all guys except her husband "the first dude", joe six-packs and frankly I am offended. Does she think all America drives kids to soccer and carries around a six-pack of beer? And in the middle of a very serious and important debate, she gives a shout-out to a third grade class in Alaska......give me a break. The next thing you'll see is Palin tugging on her ear and playing the flute as an encore. We need serious people with serious solutions not a vaudeville show.

    October 6, 2008 at 8:42 am |
  3. Elaine

    Sarah Palin is a total embarrasment to everything a woman stands for and has fought to achieve. She comes across as phony and uses the fact she's a female to "climb" rather than her knowledge (or lack of). John McCain should be ashamed of himself for even considering to put this woman in the position of VP of "the country he loves". One day the lives and well being of the people of the USA could be in the hands of this twit! I keep getting this vision of her when the phone rings at 3:00 am with " 10 – 4 good buddy, back atcha". Lets be serious....look at her...listen to her...is she qualified to make decisions as to whether we have a home to live in, whether we eat or not, and more importantly...whether we and the people we love live or die? If the answer to that question is "yes" then the world and people in it are in political denial.

    October 6, 2008 at 8:33 am |
  4. jimmy

    Ayers, who is this man Palin keeps talking about, What prison is he in? ANSWER NONE, He isnow a professor in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, holding the honor of Distinguished Professor.

    The Keating Five, What people don't understand is McCain is one of the Keating Five. Keating is a convicted felon having been found guilty of fraud, racketeering, and conspiracy. He received a 10 year prison sentence.
    What people should know is his crime....
    Which was his criminal involvement at the center of the savings and loan scandal...
    Don't let McCain make another mistake....

    October 6, 2008 at 8:27 am |
  5. Lester from Huntsville, Alabama

    Don't be a moron and use republican talking points to unfairly lampoon Senator Obama with down right smears and dirty scare tactics. Bill Ayers is currently a professor at Illinois State University and has been acquitted of all charges. Just in case you did not know this...felons are not allowed to hold such positions in the educational system. I'm not here to defend Bill Ayers though but this guilt by association tactic used by bigots who try and use this as an excuse to scare the "little old white blue collar voter" away from Senator Obama (the big uppity black man with a scary pastor and terroist associate)is really pathetic. Am I to be afraid because Mr. Obama knew someone that may have done something back in the 1960's when he was 8 years old? What is the point of this kind of attack? Am I to now believe that Obama is now a terroist? I'm in no way comparing Sen. Obama to christ but it is noteworthy that character assassination and the guilt by association strategy was also used against him. MLK openly dreamed that people would one day not be judged by the "color of their skin" but by the "content of their characters"...yet today we find that ultra-conservatives like Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh are all to ready to judge Barack Obama not by his on character but by the character, words, and deeds of other. Becareful when you point fingers at someone and grossly misrepresent who they are because more fingers are pointing back at you. In this case you have the "Keating-Five" scandal, the successionist link of Sarah Palin with her husband, Troopergate, and John McCain palling around with the Ann Hathaways criminal ex-boyfriend recently convicted of fraud for impersonating a vatican representative. This attempt by the McCain camp to kick up the dirty attacks reeks of desperation and is a sign of the deep distress his campaign is in. The American people do not believe that Mr. Obama is scary and over the course of the last 2 years they have come to know him. Republicans would be served better by sticking to the issues. You do remember that word "issues" don't you. That's the one word you guys are trying to avoid at all cost and keep us focused on lip stick on pigs and the like. Obama/Biden 08'

    October 6, 2008 at 7:57 am |
  6. Debbie

    Just goes to show there is a lot of people that have more money than brains. I wouldn't walk across the street to see Palin much less pay $1000 a plate to listen to that shrill, phoney, ignorant, compulsive lying, woman. God help us all if she or McCain gets anywhere near the White House.

    October 6, 2008 at 4:40 am |
  7. JW

    Every time when I saw Sarah Palin on TV, I got the scary chill. I cannot image if John McCain passes away during the time he is the presidend, Palin will become president of the United States. I do not have my next door neighbor, a hockey mom, to have the power to push the nuclear button. With her comment on Obama's tie to terriorst, she is simply stupid to accuse Obama's connection with terrorist when he was eight years old. Saying Obama is different from other Americans is a very racist comment. When the poll shows McCain is behind on the poll, he is now using all these cheap tactics to shift attention to the most important issue – our economy. McCain/Palin – I feel your desperation but please, keep your dignity during the election.

    October 6, 2008 at 3:32 am |
  8. jane

    MRS Sarah Palin I AM A DEMOCRAT can you ask Mc Cain THIS QUESTION WHAT'S THE DIFFERENTS BETWEEN Mc CAIN serving 8 YEARS UNDER BUSH'S POLITICAL BELIEFS and MR Obama's 20 YEARS under REV. WRIGHT POLITICAL BELIEFS? After seeing all of the debates I'v come to a conclusion candidates, news commendators, news media all should get academy awards. BY THE WAY LYNDA IF YOU WOULD ATTENDED CALIFORNIA'S FUNDRASIER YOU WOULD HAVE PAID $5000 AND FOUND OUT HOW WONDERFUL HE IS. It WOULD TAKE ME MORE THAN A DINNER AN HANDSHAKE OR A SMILE TO GET MY VOTE,

    October 6, 2008 at 3:10 am |
  9. Donnie

    Ok, this is getting out of hand. Do you really think O'bama is a terrorist? Ha... The McCain, Palin campaign is sinking and fast. This is a new generation of voters; the old charm tactics do not work.. You should see FOX right, can you say “Over kill”

    October 6, 2008 at 2:03 am |
  10. cj

    LAMPE and the others, are your really that silly to think that all aspects of this country dont have certain realities that are differant then yours. An example for you: familiar with the COGGs collection, it is a high end magizine for the jet set lifers in america, i found it when i worked for an NFL team. (retail cover price $49.00) and there was stuff in thier i wont be able to afford with all my pay checks. But i dont hate, I KEEP WORKING!!

    On gods green earth are you that sheltered to think that OBAMAs hollywood meeting was for a bunch of people scrapping to gether pennys. WAKE up, those folks have more money in a trust fund for thier pets– my point is DONT HATE.

    You and some of your other commentors have the vision of a blind rat, Sarah and her thousand a plate dinner is the top AMOUNT she could probably pull in(PER ADVISORS). So to suggest that OBAMA is somehow on the take, ugh, you make my stomach turn becuase i think some times there are more of your type of americans that really dont think much and really have not taken the time to know MORE then even sarah palin.

    THAT scares me more then my in ablity to go to a 5,000 dollor a plate dinner with OBAMA, but i dont hate him for it becuase they too vote. After the election she'll be lucky to sell autographed pictures of her winking smile on ebay.

    October 6, 2008 at 1:48 am |
  11. Ashwani Vasishth

    Take a look at the New Republic story about Sarah Palin's toxic legacy in Alaska.

    http://www.tnr.com/politics/story.html?id=96470ac7-2c43-4643-9703-ec3776ba5b10&p=1

    October 6, 2008 at 1:05 am |
  12. Santiago

    Boone Pickens and Sarah Palin will have you paying 90 cents per gallon of CNG in two years. Those two will get it done in no time with their true records of making it happen.

    October 6, 2008 at 1:05 am |
  13. Santiago

    Fact,

    Sarah Palin and Todd Palin made $147,000 last year.
    Biden, $387,000
    Obama, $2.8 million
    McCain, $6.4 million

    Who's middle class?

    Barack Hussein Obama from Chicago and Nancy Pelosi from San Francisco, the most powerful people on the planet starting 11/2009. I've got my seatbelt on! Just don't tax my small business to death, kill any live born babies (BAIPA), Stop Boone Pickens and Palin from pushing CNG, and don't start a new war with Pakistan. Pretty Please!

    October 6, 2008 at 1:01 am |
  14. tammie

    talk about ..HOW STUPID!!! how stupid can some of you people be?!!
    i mean we got a guy name barack HUSSEIN OBAMA running for president and is linked to several very seriously terrible people! and has been for over 20 years!! and only when it began to upset his campaign did he try to say he doesnt want anything to do with them now! i will be curious how much time is spent reporting on that...i mean..i can just imagine if these things were true of mccain/palin it would be reported so much we'd all be sick of hearing it by now.. and obama is now saying that mccain/palin is not focusing on our fiancial problems and trying to make him look bad...duh...this is a huge problem! he can not be trusted and they dont have to try and make him look bad! the fact is he looks bad on his own...with his seedy friends...duh...talk about stupid..maybe some of you people should take a look at yourselfs...before you go calling someone else stupid! stop excusing something just because it happens to be your politcal party..look at all the facts on both and weight out the serious stuff..id say this stuff on obama looks pretty serious. and anyone who thinks its not...is very stupid or naive..its time the reporting on all these news stations begin to be fair..ive never seen anything like it ever in all the years of watching the news. its so obvious and ridiculous..that they get away with it..that it is down right sickening and makes someone not even want to watch the news. instead of reporting fairly..its like they are trying to make sure the public votes the way the news staions want them to.

    October 5, 2008 at 11:37 pm |
  15. Len Ramsden

    As a Canadian and your close neighbour, I have to worry about McCains pick for VP. Please remember if McCain wins the election and then something happened to him, sickness or worse. Your hockey mom would then be comander in chief of your great country! Did you people watch the same debate as we did! You people scare me. Please do the right thing and vote for the other ticket. No matter what people think we are tied at the hip with you guys, As a matter of fact most Canadians are following your election than the one for our own country going on right now! Im sure Palin is a great person and good local diplomat but come on, head of you country!

    October 5, 2008 at 11:37 pm |
  16. David in Roslyn Wa

    It is all just going to get disgustingly dirty now....I have made up my mind already as I think most of America has....it will be what it will be. One thing I would suggest to all. Go look at pictures of Presidents when they went into office and contrast that with their picture when they left office. The easiest one to compare of course is Bush...either one works. The truth is that being the president ages you about 10-15 years in one term alone. Now think of McCain, he is 72. Then consider Sarah Palin as president. We didnt vote for her and if she had been a candidate, she wouldnt have made it off top dead center. Consider Obama, and Biden. Granted Obama has worked with questionable people, who hasnt at some point in their lives? He is bright and educated and capable of learning from his mistakes. Lets hope ACORN is one of them. Then there is Biden, he is a man from the school of hard knocks, talks too much perhaps, but there is no question where he is coming from....no suprises there.
    At any rate, when you have done that america.....go and VOTE.

    October 5, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  17. jill chardonnay

    why isnt this being made a big deal out of? not the dinner – 1000 dollar a plate fundraiser dinners are standard. lets not waste time on that.

    but the meeting with pickens, who said open up the east coast, west coast, and anwr – lets take all of it, on July 22 of this year, to wolf blitzer.

    what was their WORK about?

    sad how nothing important gets talked about.

    October 5, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  18. Kathy

    "Alaska's little sister state Texas"??!!! Give me a break wontcha? Alaska residents have NEVER liked Texas or the people from there, for various reasons, usually because oil experienced Texans get jobs in Alaska that Alaskans don't get. And if there's one thing Alaskans do not want to share it is THEIR oil, not even with the rest of Americans, and definitely not unless they get the big dividends first. They say in Alaska that the only good thing that comes out of Texas is the road leading to Alaska! Heyyy, It's not MY comment.

    I'm a former longtime Alaskan who also worked in the oil industry, among other industries ,and the State of Alaska. You dern well better believe me you betcha, been there, done that. Golly gee whiz where does she come up with these saccharin phrases that don't even ring true?!

    October 5, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
  19. lee from Treasure Island Fl

    Let's have both parties campaign donation funds investigated! Include lobbyist and PAC monies, any foreign donations, and corporations...lets have them published for voters to view. Splendid Idea. McCain has 527 ads running and the $$$ backers (founders of the ads) will not even divulge their names. You think...we will get to see his campaign donations? I think not. I am a single white woman, age 56, who has sent Obama money 4 times over the last two years...first time I ever sent money to any politician or party. I just had enough, as did millions of other Americans who send him $$$. People hungry for change, with the audacity of hope.

    October 5, 2008 at 10:46 pm |
  20. patty

    Mcclain need to be careful before he find the person he pick for vp really want his job and hubby the vice vp job. He will be lucky if he get to be the butler. It will happen so face he will not know what him. Who knows she just might convience Mrs. Mcclain that he need to be in the old folks home. He still will be saying look at my girl Sarah and then the nation will be laughing at him. All the so-called women who claim that they love Hillary will be on their hands and knees worshiping Sarah and the rest of the world laughing at them. People you need to wake up and smell the roses.

    October 5, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  21. Drebo

    Is it true that Pailn's son had to go to the army to keep from going to jail for breaking the law with some of his friends including the one that got his sister pregnant? Why dont we hear about this?

    October 5, 2008 at 10:23 pm |
  22. kim

    You know all I want for America is someone that can bail us out of the mess we are in now, and if people don't wake up and see that the Republican ticket does not have a plan then we are forever going to face another four years of the Bush years. I AM REPUBLICAN and I am not impress with the ticket. As a woman I felt like it was a slap in my face when Palin was chosen to run the ticket, I am not impress with the winks or the doggone it. I too am a soccer mom and you know what she is not one, she is using that as a way to reach women but we need to look into who she really is. WHO IS SARAH PALIN? WHAT IS THE REPUBLICAN PLANS? In the debate I sat up waiting to hear a plan from her but all I got was her running in every directions without answering the questions. PEOPLE ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

    October 5, 2008 at 10:01 pm |
  23. Roxi

    I am amazed that this woman is allowed to continue with these rants. People who live in glass houses should not throw stones. This is the same campaign that is fighting in court to keep the public from knowing the truth about ‘Trooper-Gate’ until after the election. What does she have to hide? If she abused power in office she is no better than the Mayor of Detroit! We don’t need that kind of person in the White House or in any public office, for that matter. Why isn’t the media looking into her past? What about the affair that she had with her husbands’ business partner 5 years ago? What about some of her dating practices in college? Of course McCain wouldn’t care because of his own ‘Casanova’ indiscretions. Palin wanted preferential treatment for the debate and from the media yet she has the nerve to stand up and make these kinds of comments against a Harvard graduate. This unlearned individual could not even tell the media what magazines or newspapers she reads is being used as the ‘attack dog’. She is an embarrassment to working women across this great Country! CNN and other news media need to stop going easy on her and dig into her past like they have Obama.

    October 5, 2008 at 9:33 pm |
  24. VHawk

    I know John McCain was in the bottom of his class and Sarah Palin attended several colleges before graduating. Does anyone know her GPA and why she had to attend so many schools to graduate? Is being in the bottom of your class a requirement for the GOP ticket? Lastly, is Cindy always around because she doesn't trust her husband with Sarah? Just wondering... from someone on main street who values education of self and children.

    October 5, 2008 at 9:00 pm |
  25. Phil Jacobs

    When Sarah Palin asserted that Obama was firting with terrorists, she showed the world what she is really made of, guilt by inuendo. I would have thought that she was above that but she must have taken a page from Ann Coulter playbook. Palin, like Coulter, is a dangerous person that should never be taken seriously by anyone. She has no brains and even less moral fiber. Fortunately, she will be going back to Alaska in Novenmer.
    Phil Jacobs

    October 5, 2008 at 8:57 pm |
  26. msnola60

    They have so called "cut her loose" on the trail well, they better hurry up and pull her back to travel with John McCain so he can coach her. If not, at the rate she is going..she may end up getting sued for deframation of character. She knows nothing about the REAL issues so, she goes on the attack where she doesn't know the REAL issues about that either. She is having a BALL putting Obama down, after all she has rarely seen Black people. Why can't she just tackle him about the issues? Oh..I forgot she they had to give her something to do (slang gossip) and we as women can gossip for days. Every woman I have come into contact with can hold a decent conversation concerning policies and issues we face. MCCAIN COULD HAVE USE BETTER JUDGEMENT..SHE, SARAH PALIN IS A DISGRACE AS FAR AS REPRESENTING THE WOMEN OF AMERICA.

    October 5, 2008 at 8:20 pm |
  27. Jack

    Sarah and McCain are trying to portray themselves as a mavericks but they are clearly demonstrating that they is no more than a low life mudslingers.

    Lying, deceiving, cheating and underhanded tactics are not what the American people want from their Presidential candidates but, John McCain and Sarah Palin can't find any new issues aside from the broken down Bush trickle down economics so, they slings mud.

    October 5, 2008 at 8:08 pm |
  28. Mike Kohus

    I think Sara Palin reflects the collective wisdom of every deep thinking republican. She is obviously right up there with the great thinkers in American History. There are obviously no words suitable to describe the complex thoughts and ideas she has swirling around her brain. Her ability to take those complex higher forms of thought and spew them in such simple terms that any average American can get a grasp of things, is unbelievably amazing. I am renewed in my spirit to think that anyone can now aspire to the highest office in the land. God bless America, and God help us all.

    October 5, 2008 at 7:31 pm |
  29. Judith

    Palin thought she was talking to all the middle class with that stupid accent and the winking.Palin would be laughable if she were to go to the White House which I doubt.Something should be done with her going along with McCain's lies about Obama.She has enough to worry about in Alaska along with McCain trying to pull the chain helping her and her husband,as she calls him 1st Dude refused to testify under subpoena.How many Americans and anyone in the Senate,Congress or President and VP can refuse with subpoenas?
    It's a wonder he wasn't cuff when he returned to Alaska along with his wife Sarah being ushed back to Alaska for her corrumption.

    October 5, 2008 at 6:43 pm |
  30. Debbie Le Meitour

    How many others are concerned that Gov Palin seems unconcerned about bonding with her infant. Everyone knows babies need to be held by their mother and father to learn their smell, their touch, the sound of their voice.

    Instead we have "mother" Sarah who can barely stand to look, at much less hold her child. She's not "leaving her child behind"; he's not even on her radar.

    October 5, 2008 at 6:19 pm |
  31. Miguel

    If Republicans are such Christians, Why do they support John McCain Knowing his wife is the hier to Budwiser King of D.W.I's?Sounds like they are a bunch of pagans. Does Palin Know about Cindy's ties to the Liquer Industry?

    October 5, 2008 at 6:08 pm |
  32. chuck

    Sarah Palin should be the last person on the face of the earth to say that Obama hangs out with terrorists. America knows this is the biggest desperate line that the McCain campaign is throwing out into the public. John McCain should take the slogan of STRAIGHT TALK EXPRESS from his bus and replace it " THE LYING WONDER". This old bastard and his mouthpiece should be ashame of themselves of the amount of LIES that they thrown at Obama/ Biden. In thirty days these two dirty dancers can return to their black holes and never he heard from.

    October 5, 2008 at 5:57 pm |
  33. Joe Ayala

    Gov. Sarah Palin keeps making false statements about Sen. Obama. she accuses Obama being "linked" to terrorist (references to williams ayers). c'mon, enough of the scary tactics. someone needs to check thier facts. who's whispering these nonsense ideas into her head? really. once again, the GOP are showing their lack of intelligence gathering. is this the type of government that we want in the oval office? on any level? domestic/foreign policies?

    GOP and Gov. Sarah Palin really need to check their facts before coming out and making such statements. enough is enough.

    as a republican, i fear every time Sen. John McCain or Gov. Sarah Palin open their mouths. for once, just once, just say nothing stupid or anything that will/might come back to haunt you.

    as things looks, this will be a democratic year in the white house.

    Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin and also include the GOP, stop blaming the media for your mistakes and lack of judgement(s) and think, really think about what you are about to say to the media. we, the people, the voters are not stupid.

    that's how i feel about the GOP, talking to us as though, we were born yesterday or that we have short term memories. think again. please. you're embarrassing me here.

    hey, i'm a republican. but i'll tell like it is, straight up. no bias no bull. i, like every american wants the best person for the job and in the white house. s a v v y. what say you.

    October 5, 2008 at 4:43 pm |
  34. Stevo

    I watched with delight how the crowed in which Sarah palin was speaking to seemed to look at her like she was VERY STUPID and with BAFFLED looks on their faces, as she made silly childish remarks about Mr. Obama and terrorist. What about her connection with the extremist group that wanted Alaska to become its own nation?
    My point is will it get me health care? Will gas get down to under 2.00 a gallon? Can I send my kids to college? Will there be Social Security when I retire? Will it bring service members home from Iraq? Those are important issues to me, not lies and misleading information about Mr Obama. What a JOKE for a ticket !!!!!!! Nov 4 can't come soon enough I am really sick of this.

    October 5, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  35. Uche

    These guys keep trying to tie Obama to W. Ayers (Foxnews tried this throughout the Primaries and failed). I think the MSM should come out of thier hiding and expose each candidates association whether they be truth or lies. Investigate thoroughly Obama v Ayers, McCain v Keating 5 and Palin v Alaska Independent Party and let the voters decide. I think AC360 can do this. Let the Truth Squad investigate an put it on TV. Let this bull crap stop. We are hurting economically etc and this is all we get?

    October 5, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  36. chris

    If sarah palin only cared about money she would not be running for vp People say the most ridiculous things

    October 5, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  37. chris

    Ann- you may want to think before you actually write in these blogs. Your reasons for disliking Sarah Palin are diefinitely not that of an actual thinking woman. Have you ever really listened to what she stands for. Obama and BIden both make cute comments like I AINT< etc.. WHy dont you start listening to the fact that she is a newcomer and may not talk the talk but you know very well she can and does walk the walk. Actually the politicians like Obama who kno exactly what to say but never back up there words are theones you need to be afraid of. They will rob you blind wake up

    October 5, 2008 at 3:56 pm |
  38. suzanne

    I live in Quebec. Seeing and hearing your vp candidate, Mrs. Palin, bragging about being a true American is mind boggling. How can she and the first dude been members of the Alaska Independence party and claim to represent true Americans. I don't think here that someone who has been a member of the Parti Quebecois for the secession of Quebec from Canada would be a very popular choice as candidate for the position of Prime Minister of Canada????? I don't get it...

    October 5, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  39. Thomas

    Hey Raymond I sure hope God/family and country pays for your retirement, if there is any left, specially if McCain & Sarah Palin wins, in the other hand if that's what you're looking for in a candidate... God help us all and hope others don't think the same way.

    October 5, 2008 at 2:43 pm |
  40. Richard Robinson

    all the talk about who Sen. Obama palling around with let talk about some of the peoples aversive Sen. McCain palling around with one is DR. Henry Kissinger back in the days there was talk DR. Kissinger will go crusing pick up young boys and he was a married man and there was a story he try to get a woman put out of the building he and Richard Nixon live in the woman at the time was dating a black man so there talk about who Sen. McCain palling around to.

    October 5, 2008 at 1:55 pm |
  41. John

    Since Palin decided to "take off the gloves" I'd like her to clear the air on the investigation going on in Alaska regarding her firing that government official. I mean if she has done nothing wrong?? And to instruct her staff not to comply with court orders. That dosn't show much leadership. She's not qualified, but the McCain campain is doing everything they can to make her " LOOK " like she has a clue.
    Their telling her what to say today, what makes anyone think that would change if McCain should happen to win. We can't afford that.

    October 5, 2008 at 1:13 pm |
  42. LB_NJ

    Look the facts are Obama associates with ACORN, REV JEREMIAH WRIGHT,BILL AYERS,TONY RESCO, all who hate America. You can not hide from your past. The truth hurts but it will set you free. We question Obama's moral ethics, He says what people want to hear, not necessarily the truth. I "Will Not" vote for Democratic Party this election....

    October 5, 2008 at 1:02 pm |
  43. William Foster

    If Mc Cain is a true patriot and loves our country, he must do the right thing after it is clear that Sarah Palin is a retard, he must fire her and change to a lesser evil like Romney.

    October 5, 2008 at 1:01 pm |
  44. Maureen Moore

    It is said that people get the government they deserve.
    If the Americans actually fall for McCain' hate ads and his choice of running mate and not despise the character of Mccain in making these choices simply to get elected they deserve having an administration that will propogate more war, more tragedy and the complete selling out of the USA. How can they want a women who believes dinosaurs walked the planet 5000 years ago to have an influence in world affairs? McCain wants to be elected at ANY cost
    he has sold his soul, and she is beyond belief, ignorant.
    The bar can't get any lower but many Americans believe it is patriotic
    to sink to even lower depths. I tremble for this planet.

    October 5, 2008 at 12:33 pm |
  45. Sandra Moffett

    Talking about how folksy Palin is for just charging $1,000 per plate, I am in Florida where they are charging $50,000 per plate. I think that Trumps (and this pun is intended) anything Obama has charged.

    October 5, 2008 at 11:52 am |
  46. Vickie

    Raymond, your comment about McCain and Palin and God is questionable A God fearing person does not cheat on his crippled wife who waited five years while he was a POW with a young rich woman for eight months (check out his divorce decree where it is written). Cindy McCain had an affair with a married man, John McCain. Do we want an adultress as our first lady? Certainly not me! A God fearing person does not engage in premarital sex (Sarah Palin was apparently pregnant when she married). Both are hypocritical and love to wave their God and Country flag in front of us all, but their behavior does not reflect it. It is amazing to me how all you evangelicals seem to selectively forget their past behavior. . . . .

    October 5, 2008 at 11:40 am |
  47. MIKE LAKE WORTH FLORIDA

    Hey Raymond, I'm a republican, and if I was voting God , Pro Family, Country , stupity,and being out of touch with most Americans, I would vote for McCain. Now that the election is in the final days, we will see if McCain sticks to his pledge about taking the high road and not turning this into another swift boat campaign , of which he was a victim of in 2000. Personally I think this being his last shot at the Presidency he will do what it takes to realize that goal.

    October 5, 2008 at 10:32 am |
  48. Kevin

    Anderson, Do the latest charges by the McCain camp of Obamas associations with Ayers give the Obama camp the green light to start bringing up Gordan Liddy fundraisers, Keating -5, and other negative adds? Or will the Obama camp take the high road?

    October 5, 2008 at 10:23 am |
  49. gary willis

    I can't stand obama but I will vote for him because you mr mccain are so diconnect with the people of the usa and I feel your actions will take this country to 3rd world status wouldn't that make you a terrorist. Your only chance is to stop sending our job away (The Balance Trade Act)if we import 1 million we need to export 1 million. that will give america back their jobs with out hurting other countrys. Do you understant that the middle class is disappearing. Capitalism has an end point if not regulated, one person employing everyone.(dictatorship)what maveric means to me is that your not a team player.

    October 5, 2008 at 10:01 am |
  50. Curtis Wimer

    Ok. Danny Ernest. You guys can talk about Rev. Wright and us libs will be just as glad to discuss Sarah Palin's witch-hunting minister. We'll be glad to take the heat for Rev. Wright and his views about injustice in America and you guys can spend your time defending Rev. Moothy for running a woman out of a village in Africa because he thought she was a witch and his laying on of hands on Sarah Palin to protect her from "Witchcraft". Good luck with that one.

    October 5, 2008 at 9:03 am |
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