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Subject:  Re: Obama - Family First! Date:  8/29/2008  2:32 PM
Author:  ChurchyLaFemme Number:  14275 of 116893

Watch out Obama....

The revenge of the Hillary supporters is about to descend....upon you for 'stealing' the stage and being the Hollywood celebrity.

Obama's 15 minutes of fame is about up.


Nope. His 8 year in the Oval Office, while not absolutely assured, is looking more likely all the time.

McCain screwed the pooch on this one, passing over many more qualified candidates to choose the unknown first term governor of a state known more for magnificent scenery than political savvy.

He could have chosen Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson of Texas, the senior Republican female Senator. He didn't. Big frigging mistake. Sen. Hutchinson could have pulled Hillary voters to McCain. Gov. Palin, while attractive (and admittedly far more articulate than McCain himself), was a poor choice for a running mate. Frankly, I'm relieved McCain chose who he did.

Paul Begala on Palin:


John McCain needs what Kinky Friedman calls "a checkup from the neck up."

In choosing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his running mate he is not thinking "outside the box," as some have said. More like out of his mind.

Palin a first-term governor of a state with more reindeer than people, will have to put on a few pounds just to be a lightweight. Her personal story is impressive: former fisherman, mother of five. But that hardly qualifies her to be a heartbeat away from the presidency.

For a man who is 72 years old and has had four bouts with cancer to have chosen someone so completely unqualified to become president is shockingly irresponsible. Suddenly, McCain's age and health become central issues in the campaign, as does his judgment.

In choosing this featherweight, McCain passed over Tom Ridge, a decorated combat hero, a Cabinet secretary and the former two-term governor of the large, complex state of Pennsylvania.

He passed over Mitt Romney, who ran a big state, Massachusetts; a big company, Bain Capital; and a big event, the Olympics.

He passed over Kay Bailey Hutchison, the Texas senator who is knowledgeable about the military, good on television, and -- obviously -- a woman.

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