Friday, November 07, 2008

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Senator McCain will make an appearance in Georgia to stump for Republican U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss. A date has not been set. Chambliss is headed for a runoff on December 2 with Jim Martin.

The Chambliss campaign is also speaking with Governor Palin about making a Georgia appearance. She wants to come if her schedule permits. Let me tell you, if she comes anywhere near where I live, my husband and I will be there.

I am so excited about the prospect of seeing Sarah Palin!

For the full article, go here.

13 comments:

third rock from the sun said...

I am so confused. The major networks go off on Sarah Palin for a couple of interview questions, yet BO shows up 20 minutes late for his first press conference and none of the networks are raking him over the coals for his incorrect remarks about Nancy Reagan. It was so bad that he felt he had to apologize to her with a phone call. All this, just 3 days after he was elected president. During the press conference, he called finding a dog a 'major issue'. I am not amused. It may be a major issue to discuss around their dinner table, but it is not my major issue that should be discussed during his very first press conference after America was handed to him. Yes, I said, handed. He did not earn the position. I can just imagine what they would have said if Sarah Palin was making a big deal about having to find a dog and the first 'major issue' to concentrate on. Also in the press conference, his reference to himself as being a 'mutt' should be an insult to all bi-racial Americans. All the networks have plenty to nail him with tomorrow, but do you think they will?

Algebra said...

I am a Republican and Christian Conservative.

I just chose not to vote this time around, being faced with the possibility of having to elect Sarah Palin as VP.

I admire the brave choices Sarah has made in her personal life.

But she was not ready for VP because she simply wasn't knowledgeable enough.

Chanel said...

This is directed at the commenter above, because the misinformation is rampant and knowledge is truly power. third rock from the sun said, "It may be a major issue to discuss around their dinner table, but it is not my major issue that should be discussed during his very first press conference after America was handed to him. Yes, I said, handed. He did not earn the position."

Wow. I'd love to know where you're getting that erroneous information, because Obama/Biden beat McCain/Palin by over 7 million votes, most people would call that a landslide, or not even close:

Obama won among both women (56/43) and men (49/48). Whites favored McCain (55/43), but blacks gave Obama 95 percent of their vote, and Hispanics went for Obama 66/31.

Obama carried voters 18-29 (66/32), 30-44 (52/46), and 45-64 (50/49). The only group McCain carried was voters 65 and older (53/45). This oldest group accounted for only 16 percent of the electorate.

Obama won among all education levels carrying 63 percent among voters without a high school degree, 52 percent among high school grads, 51 percent among those with some college, 50 percent among college grads, and 58 percent among those with postgraduate degrees.

Obama also won in almost every size city. He carried big cities 70/28 (home to 11 percent of voters), small cities 59/39 (home to 19 percent of voters), and the suburbs 50/48 (home to 49 percent of voters). McCain won in small towns and rural areas 53/45 (home to 21 percent of voters)

Lastly, Jewish voters favored Obama 78 percent to 21 percent -- so much for the Lieberman bounce or the Khalidi smears!

All in all, this was a great election for democracy. Why don't we celebrate that, support and pray for the new President-Elect instead of trying to bring him down before he even gets into office.

Tami: Blog Creator and Administrator said...

algebra,

shame on you. it is because of conservatives like you that we now have a socialist in the white house who has less experience than the new President.

The Foxster said...

algebra said...

I am a Republican and Christian Conservative.

I just chose not to vote this time around, being faced with the possibility of having to elect Sarah Palin as VP.

I admire the brave choices Sarah has made in her personal life.

But she was not ready for VP because she simply wasn't knowledgeable enough.


Very well said, algebra!

Tami: Blog Creator and Administrator said...

ok, let me clarify the comment I made above.
See, as a conservative, I am having a discussion with ALGEBRA, not all the haters out there. I certainly, Algebra, do not mean to suggest you didn't have a right to vote the way you did. I respect your right, and on principle, I agree with what you did. I wasn't a McCain supporter, therefore I wasn't sure I was voting. Then I began to realize that it is my civic duty to vote, if I want a say...and was going to unenthusiastically vote for McCain....until Sarah came along. I do think Sarah was more qualified than even the top of the ticket. We'll explore things here in the months to come, and I invite you to join us. Would love your input.

Ross said...

I happen to be a Republican who voted for Obama as well. Believe it or not there are a lot of us out here who did so primarily because Sarah Palin was on the ticket. Palin's lack of knowledge for a vp candidate was embarrassing, and her far right ideology may have appealed to the base but does not align with the majority of the Republican Party. I don't see how that makes us "haters." Please excuse us for not sharing your idolization of Governor Palin.

Tami: Blog Creator and Administrator said...

ROSS

clearly you haven't been visiting here for long. "haters" refers to the more than 2500 comments I have received, mostly from far left wing radical Democrats sending death threats, threats of violence, etc....most of them just cussing us out but not debating on any real issues. I was saying that while I'm happy to debate a Republican who may have sat this thing out, there was no need for all the haters to weigh in, because frankly, I'm done putting up with their garbage.
you can cut the crap suggesting we somehow idolize sarah palin here. That isn't the case. you guys who voted for "the messiah" (by the way, Farrakhan's word, not mine) need not point the finger at anyone else with regard to that issue.

Mary said...

I am dissappointed in Algebra and any other Christian who did not vote in the 2008 Election. Not only did you not vote for the President, you obviously did not vote for the local elections in your county and state.

As christians we will all have to answer to God about how we voted or if we voted at all.

To third rock from the sun, thank you for commenting on Obama's comment about Nancy Reagan. That was an uncalled for statement. Did he not have a teleprompter? What else is going to come out of his mouth?

Postergirl said...

Tami, you said in one of the replies here "Then I began to realize that it is my civic duty to vote, if I want a say...and was going to unenthusiastically vote for McCain....until Sarah came along. I do think Sarah was more qualified than even the top of the ticket".

Did you mean that last part....that you feel that Sarah was more qualified than McCain? I didn't realize that you felt that way. I knew you weren't super excited about McCain and that Sarah really energized you. But what about her (other than that she is 'fresh', etc.) makes you say that she is more qualified than McCain, especially knowing what we know about her foreign policy experience and KNOWLEDGE (or rather, lack thereof) as well as not having been on the scene nationally at all. Honestly curious.
Thanks,
Silou

Tami: Blog Creator and Administrator said...

Silou

Thanks for pointing that out! That would be an EMPHATIC NO!!--I meant the top of the Democratic ticket!

Hope that clears that one up...didn't mean to confuse anyone. :-)

Postergirl said...

Ok Tami, that makes more sense actually. Even if you weren't excited about McCain, he clearly has more experience and more knowledge than Palin. But let's go to what you meant to say, that Palin has more experience than the top of the Democratic ticket, Obama. I already know you feel that way, because of her administrative experience as a former mayor and as the governor of Alaska. But what about her knowledge? Obama may not have a lot of experience, I'll give you that (though they've been in politics about the same number of years). It's the knowledge issue that frightened me regarding Palin. When you listen to Obama, he is knowledgeable, but when you listen to Palin, it is clear that she is not. Whether you feel that it was unfair for Couric, for example, to ask about her foreign policy experience or knowledge (and I believe it is absolutely fair to ask that question of any high level politician), her reply about Alaska's proximity to Russia qualifying as 'experience' isn't exactly true. She stated that they have trade missions back and forth, and she has never been involved in a trade mission while she's been governor. Her lack of travel, and her lack of experience of just being on the national scene also makes her one who has been sheltered about the world around her. She never really said anything where one would say ok, she knows what she's talking about. She misspoke several times about foreign policy issues (Russia/Georgia; whether we should go after Al Quaeda over the Pakistani border when she replied to someone asking the question on the fly while she was buying fast food... not a 'gotcha question' but something someone might seriously want to know); and then there was the giggling when she got pranked over the phone when she thought she was speaking to Sarkozy... telling him 'we love you'... not something a serious politician says to a head of state. Also, in that same phone call, the fake Sarkozy mentioned the Canadian Premier, Stef Carse....She's talked about having meetings with Canadian officials, and when she doesn't catch that 'Stef Carse' isn't the PM of Canada, her neighboring country which she has also mentioned gives her foreign policy experience, then I think... 'dumb'. Now, that phonecall was a 'gotcha' and that Candadian duo has done it to many politicians, catching them saying stupid stuff, so she's not alone, but it just adds to what already worried us Dems about her lack of foreign policy knowledge.

When it was reported that she didn't know that Africa was a continent, I would be inclined to believe it. Not in the exact same way that they reported it as if she couldn't be convinced that Africa is a continent, but more like she didn't remember that it's a continent. It's because of the way she's answered foreign policy/country questions previously, that makes me think that she really doesn't know much about the world around her.

Your thoughts?
-Silou-

Lynn said...

Chambliss only garnered 49% of the votes in a state that went 53% for MCain.

Liddy Dole (R-SC) only won 44% of the votes in a traditionally red State (54% McCain) after running ads accusing her opponent, a Presbyterian, of being "Godless".

If you will recall, McCain soundly rebuked Chambliss in 2002 for running an ad that superimposed Osama bin Laden's face over the face of his opponent- a triple amputee Vietnam vet.

With the reputation of the Republican party in such disarray, I am surprised to hear that McCain will campaign for Chambliss.