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Gilly

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #75 on: August 29, 2008, 06:25:55 PM »
Someone posted this on Digg... don't know if it came from another source or if it's their own, but it makes 10 pretty convincing arguments why Palin is a good pick. When you think about it, McCain really had nobody to choose from other than Romney that could have gone toe to toe with Biden. It seems like he chose somebody that's going to attract the people that don't give a crap about debates.

1) Unlike the extremely uninspiring choice of Joe Biden by Barack Obama, the choice of Sarah Palin is absolutely electrifying the Republican base. In the minds of many Republicans this is a game changing choice, and the Republicans have not had something like this to get excited about in ages.

2) Sarah Palin is a mother of five, and this will help the Republicans to do much better with "soccer moms" which is always a key demographic.

3) Sarah Palin could also draw in some of the Hillary Clinton supporters who felt incredibly snubbed and disrespected by Barack Obama.

4) Sarah Palin's husband is a union member, and that will help McCain's campaign with blue collar workers who will be so key in states like Michigan and Ohio.

5) On September 11, 2007, the Sarah Palin's eldest son Track joined the Army. He serves in an infantry brigade and will be deployed to Iraq in September 2008. This will help McCain among the military and among military families.

6) On April 18, 2008, Sarah Palin gave birth to her second son, Trig Paxson Van Palin, who has Down syndrome. This will help McCain's campaign with groups that advocate for the disabled. Plus there is the sympathy factor.

7) McCain now has a chance to get social conservatives excited. Many social conservatives have been very suspicious of McCain, but Palin is strongly pro-life, a supporter of capital punishment, and belongs to Feminists for Life, and this will give social conservatives much more of a reason to come into McCain's camp.

8) In 1984, Palin was the runner-up in the Miss Alaska pageant, and as much as that shouldn't count, Americans are more shallow than ever. Americans prefer good looking people, and as sad as it is, the fact that she is attractive will win votes.

9) A poll published by Hays Research on July 28, 2008 showed Palin's approval rating at 80%. She has had consistently high approval ratings in Alaska, and that is a huge difference from the Republicans in Washington.

10) Speaking of the Republicans in Washington, this choice signals even more of a move away form the Bush administration, and this can only help McCain.

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #76 on: August 29, 2008, 06:47:35 PM »
I'm going to have as many children as possible so that each one of them will have one quality that I can usurp as a signifying quality of my own, which will then make me an attractive vice president choice when I decide to become a politician.

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #77 on: August 29, 2008, 07:34:39 PM »
Her children are named Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper, and Trig.  Discuss.

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #78 on: August 29, 2008, 07:58:20 PM »
Buzzwords for 8/29/08

News Media - Experience, Pro-Choice, Soccer Mom.
Internet - Tina Fey, Tard Daughter, MILF.

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #79 on: August 29, 2008, 08:07:01 PM »
Her children are named Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper, and Trig.  Discuss.

Wow. Rock stars and movie stars are notorious for naming their kids after things that evoke astrology, mysticism and "exotic" cultures.

This is like the UltraCaucasian UltraChristian bizarro opposite of that naming trend.
"He didn't sound like a human when I was talking to him ... he sounded like a shape ... what's that shape of that building ... you know, where the Army lives?" -- Bryce, 11/24/2009

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #80 on: August 29, 2008, 08:13:45 PM »
Yeah, can we stop with the drooling over Tina Fey already?  She's not all that sexy and we all know it.  It's like nobody can handle a woman being smart, funny, and better-than-Roseanne in the looks category.  Get over it!

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #81 on: August 29, 2008, 08:26:13 PM »
The biggest thing this nomination has succeeded in is stealing the media/gossip thunder of what by all accounts was a masterful speech by Obama and turned the discourse into lockerroom boy talk.

"Big election about little things", the Republicans are freaking masters of this as demonstrated again.

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #82 on: August 29, 2008, 09:37:13 PM »
Yeah, can we stop with the drooling over Tina Fey already?  She's not all that sexy and we all know it.  It's like nobody can handle a woman being smart, funny, and better-than-Roseanne in the looks category.  Get over it!

She's not all that funny either.

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #83 on: August 29, 2008, 10:55:04 PM »
yeah, but lots of guys find nerdy girls in glasses sexy.  i got on a big glasses porn kick once.  i found a dvd series called 'specs appeal.'  it was pretty good.

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #84 on: August 29, 2008, 11:39:50 PM »
Yeah, can we stop with the drooling over Tina Fey already?  She's not all that sexy and we all know it.  It's like nobody can handle a woman being smart, funny, and better-than-Roseanne in the looks category.  Get over it!

Respectfully, Tina Fey has been my go-to hottie for going on 6 years. You can have your Meg Whites, your Amy Winehouse's, I will take an attractive woman who shaves her pits.

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #85 on: August 30, 2008, 12:26:29 AM »
Yeah, can we stop with the drooling over Tina Fey already?  She's not all that sexy and we all know it.  It's like nobody can handle a woman being smart, funny, and better-than-Roseanne in the looks category.  Get over it!

I don't care about Tina Fey, I just want Liz Lemon
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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #86 on: August 30, 2008, 12:38:06 AM »
-- Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, population 6,700? Really? She'd be a heartbeat away from the presidency.

-- "Hot" if you'd like some "discipline" from a schoolmarmish woman. And even if you felt that way, are looks any basis from which to elect a Vice President? (I'm probably making this argument in vain; I think I already know the answer.)  Also, you know what they say about Anchorage: "The odds are good, but the goods are odd." That's supposed to refer to the surplus of men there and yet, paradoxically, their relative ineligibility.

-- Another Christian conservative in the White House?

We'd all be advised to think carefully.




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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #87 on: August 30, 2008, 01:00:31 AM »
You can have your Meg Whites, your Amy Winehouse's, I will take an attractive woman who shaves her pits.

I'd rather not have these either, thanks.  That's why I'm trying to give them to you.  Come on, please?

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #88 on: August 30, 2008, 01:03:15 AM »


This woman's office looks like one of those "What's Wrong With This Picture?" games on the video poker machines at bars.

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #89 on: August 30, 2008, 06:36:41 AM »
Her couch is part bear?