Palin: She may know hockey but…

Reindeer DroppingsOn Sunday the federal government seized the “PRIVATE” home lending institutions Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the largest federal bailout of private institutions ever. I thought Republicans stood for “free markets” and a “you takes your chances” economic policy. Of course, they did just guarantee the purchase of Bear Stearns with $30 billion in financing when they fell apart.

But the fact that Sarah Palin doesn’t know that the federal government wasn’t spending a dime on Freddie and Fannie until the corporations were seized Sunday is simply more evidence that Sarah Palin is dumber than dead wood, clueless as John McCain, and clearly not ready for prime time much less ready to lead the country.

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From Huffington Post:

“You would like to think that someone who is going to be vice president and conceivable president would know what Fannie and Freddie do,” said Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. “These are huge institutions and they are absolutely central to our country’s mortgage debt. To not have a clue what they do doesn’t speak well for her, I’d say.”

The McCain Campaign has been claiming that Governor Palin is qualified to lead the country if McCain were to be unable to complete his term if elected President. Cindy McCain has claimed that since Alaska is near Russia, Palin has sufficient foreign policy experience. John McCain claims that Palin is a reformer, a maverick, an expert on energy policy. Well she isn’t any of those things, but I guess the Republicans think if they say it often enough it will come true.

Yikes!

  9 comments for “Palin: She may know hockey but…

  1. d'Anconia
    September 8, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    Hey Chris, did you hear Obama’s admission to Stephanopoulos about his “muslim faith”?

    Yea, I don’t think you guys want to start playing the verbage slip-up game buddy.

    Keep hitting Sarah though. I am LOVING watching your poll points drop with each new attack line. Keep it up!!

  2. Steve Kim
    September 8, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    Palin’s comment wasn’t a slip up.
    It was a comment based on not having a clue of the function of the financial institutions Freddie and Fannie. We’ll see more once they let the muzzle off.

    What’s the beef with being a muslim anyway (which Obama isn’t)?
    WASPs have done a really horrible job with our country these last 7 odd years.

  3. September 9, 2008 at 12:41 am

    D’Anconia,

    Verbage slip?! This hockey-puck didn’t make a verbage slip several sentences long.

    For the 1,000,000,000,000,000,000th time, Barack Obama is not a Muslim. However just so we’re clear, Senator Obama was correct, McCain has not talked about his Muslim faith, because he isn’t Muslim. Not that that would be a bad thing.

    An individual’s faith is a personal matter. The only time faith should be an issue is when an elected official allows their personal doctrine of faith to guide public policy. That is why the founders of this country were clear to separate church and state.

    Palin on the otherhand thinks that a Natural Gas pipeline and the occupation of Iraq are the will of God. That’s freakin scary.

    Palin states that it was about time for the federal government to take over Fannie and Freddie because they were costing the taxpayers too much money. She then goes on to say that they were costing too much money because they had gotten too big and that under the McCain-Palin administration they would be made smaller.

    Obama, in responding to a question concerning the perpetuation of rumors that he is a Musilm, said Muslim instead of Christian. The two statements cannot even be compared.

  4. d'Anconia
    September 9, 2008 at 10:30 am

    Chris you guys should put all your resources in “New Pennsylvania”.

    I hear it’s one of our “57 states”.

    Hey have you found a way to stop your candidate’s free fall yet? Keep me updated…

  5. Rob
    September 9, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    palin is failin’!

    What a nit wit!!

  6. Dan Chmielewski
    September 9, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    FactChecking Palin; she may have said “Thanks, but no thanks” on the Bridge to Nowhere, though not until Congress had pretty much killed it already. But that was a sharp turnaround from the position she took during her gubernatorial campaign, and the town where she was mayor received lots of earmarks during her tenure.

    Palin’s accusation that Obama hasn’t authored “a single major law or even a reform” in the U.S. Senate or the Illinois Senate is simply not a fair assessment. Obama has helped push through major ethics reforms in both bodies, for example.

  7. RHackett
    September 9, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    Ohh D’Ancon, are we playing the game of which over tired political campaigner misspoke?! I want to play too!

    Let’s see what McCain has said:
    [B][I]
    In McCain’s best-selling 1999 memoir “Faith of My Fathers”, McCain writes:

    “Once my condition had stabilized, my interrogators resumed their work. Demands for military information were accompanied by threats to terminate my medical treatment if I did not cooperate. Eventually, I gave them my ship’s name and squadron number, and confirmed that my target had been the power plant. Pressed for more useful information, I gave the names of the Green Bay Packers offensive line, and said they were members of my squadron. When asked to identify future targets, I simply recited the names of a number of North Vietnamese cities that had already been bombed.” – ABC News

    While visiting Pittsburgh, John McCain said that while he was captured, he really loved the Steelers, and it was their names that he gave up to Viet-Cong interrogators (video)[/I][/B]

    Ohhh…how about this one about why we really went to war with the Middle East?!!

    [B][I]During a Town Hall meeting in Denver, CO., Senator McCain suggested that the war in Iraq was actually a war for oil: “My friends, I will have an energy policy that we will be talking about, which will eliminate our dependence on oil from the Middle East that will prevent us from having ever to send our young men and women into conflict again in the Middle East.”[/I][/B]

    Or how about this one about his extensive knowledge of the state of affairs in Iraq….

    [B][I]Wanting to demonstrate just how much safer the streets of Iraq had become following his “Petraeus’ Humvee” blunder, Senator McCain claimed that there “are neighborhoods in Baghdad where you and I could walk through those neighborhoods, today.”

    But when he arrived, McCain was told that it was too unsafe for him to walk the streets without armed protection.

    Only in full body armor, accompanied by “100 American soldiers, with three Blackhawk helicopters, and two Apache gunships overhead”, was the Senator able to proceed with his photo-op.[/I][/B]

    ~sigh… Gool old McCain! You know, there’s just so many to choose from, but I think I’ll leave you with my favorite showing just how much experience he has in global affairs:

    [B][I]As Barack Obama began his trip to the Middle East and Europe, the media was already speculating about the possibility of a gaffe. Obama’s travel “carries political risk,” the New York Times reported, “particularly if Mr. Obama makes a mistake.”

    But the only foreign policy error made in the last few days came this morning on ABC’s Good Morning America, when John McCain made ANOTHER geography gaffe while trying to criticize Obama’s visit to Iraq. (Just last week, McCain repeatedly referred to Czechoslovakia, a country that hasn’t existed since 1993.)

    Asked by Diane Sawyer whether the “the situation in Afghanistan in precarious and urgent,” McCain responded: “I think it’s serious. . . . It’s a serious situation, but there’s a lot of things we need to do. We have a lot of work to do and I’m afraid it’s a very hard struggle, particularly given the situation on the Iraq/Pakistan border.”

    But as ABC’s Rick Klein noted: “Iraq and Pakistan do not share a border. Afghanistan and Pakistan do.”[/I][/B]

    Amazing how normally intelligent, well spoken people can say the wrong thing when exhausted…

  8. RHackett
    September 9, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    Ohh! Are we playing the game of which over tired political campaigner misspoke?! I want to play too!

    Let’s see what McCain has said:

    In McCain’s best-selling 1999 memoir “Faith of My Fathers”, McCain writes:

    “Once my condition had stabilized, my interrogators resumed their work. Demands for military information were accompanied by threats to terminate my medical treatment if I did not cooperate. Eventually, I gave them my ship’s name and squadron number, and confirmed that my target had been the power plant. Pressed for more useful information, I gave the names of the Green Bay Packers offensive line, and said they were members of my squadron. When asked to identify future targets, I simply recited the names of a number of North Vietnamese cities that had already been bombed.” – ABC News

    While visiting Pittsburgh, John McCain said that while he was captured, he really loved the Steelers, and it was their names that he gave up to Viet-Cong interrogators (video)

    Ohhh…how about this one about why we really went to war with the Middle East?!!

    During a Town Hall meeting in Denver, CO., Senator McCain suggested that the war in Iraq was actually a war for oil: “My friends, I will have an energy policy that we will be talking about, which will eliminate our dependence on oil from the Middle East that will prevent us from having ever to send our young men and women into conflict again in the Middle East.”

    Or how about this one about his extensive knowledge of the state of affairs in Iraq….

    Wanting to demonstrate just how much safer the streets of Iraq had become following his “Petraeus’ Humvee” blunder, Senator McCain claimed that there “are neighborhoods in Baghdad where you and I could walk through those neighborhoods, today.”

    But when he arrived, McCain was told that it was too unsafe for him to walk the streets without armed protection.

    Only in full body armor, accompanied by “100 American soldiers, with three Blackhawk helicopters, and two Apache gunships overhead”, was the Senator able to proceed with his photo-op.

    ~sigh… Gool old McCain! You know, there’s just so many to choose from, but I think I’ll leave you with my favorite showing just how much experience he has in global affairs:

    As Barack Obama began his trip to the Middle East and Europe, the media was already speculating about the possibility of a gaffe. Obama’s travel “carries political risk,” the New York Times reported, “particularly if Mr. Obama makes a mistake.”

    But the only foreign policy error made in the last few days came this morning on ABC’s Good Morning America, when John McCain made ANOTHER geography gaffe while trying to criticize Obama’s visit to Iraq. (Just last week, McCain repeatedly referred to Czechoslovakia, a country that hasn’t existed since 1993.)

    Asked by Diane Sawyer whether the “the situation in Afghanistan in precarious and urgent,” McCain responded: “I think it’s serious. . . . It’s a serious situation, but there’s a lot of things we need to do. We have a lot of work to do and I’m afraid it’s a very hard struggle, particularly given the situation on the Iraq/Pakistan border.”

    But as ABC’s Rick Klein noted: “Iraq and Pakistan do not share a border. Afghanistan and Pakistan do.”

    Amazing how normally intelligent, well spoken people can say the wrong thing when exhausted…

    Sorry about the double post. I got my HTML code confused. Please delete the previous entry.

  9. Dan Chmielewski
    September 10, 2008 at 9:59 am

    “John Kerry is trying every which way to cover up his record of weakness on national defense. But he can’t do it. It won’t work. As we like to say in Wyoming, you can put all the lipstick you want on that pig, but at the end of the day, it’s still a pig.”
    — Dick Cheney

    “He dishes corn pone with a master’s touch. ‘You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig'; ‘that dog don’t hunt'; Congressional efforts to give amnesty to illegal immigrants are ‘like selling a horse twice.'”
    — NY Times quoting Fred Thompson

    “I am disappointed but not surprised that the president has once again chosen to trot out this same old pig, albeit one with a slightly new shade of lipstick.”
    — Tom Tancredo

    “When asked about Mrs. Clinton his speech, he said her proposal was ‘eerily’ similar to the plan she came up with in 1993, when she headed a health care reorganization effort during her husband’s administration. ‘I think they put some lipstick on a pig,’ he said, ‘but it’s still a pig.'”
    — NY Times quoting John McCain

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