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11. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 8y

Quoting beerman

Cocktail anyone?

Yes please. :)

12. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

There's a reason leaders are usually people with a substantial amount of education and/or world experience a. It's a tough job--you have to know your country's policies, other countries' policies, protocol, law, culture, even etiquette. AND you have to be charismatic, tactical, polite, patient, and run on an unexhaustable source of energy.

In the real world, you're promoted cause you've proven yourself and shown you can manage the job and understand the ins and outs. Ms. Palin seems to be proud she knows so little. She wants to make people think being educated and experienced is a privilege reserved for the elite. She ain't going to be paid $14.95 an hour--she's going to be making decent bucks for a tough job--one that includes knowing what the rest of the world is about.

Scarier still, I saw a bit on the news last night where preachers in some southern states are breaking the law and telling their congregations how to vote. It's so hard to understand how what's arguably the most powerful country in the world--and the purported defender of freedoms, etc.--is growing evermore radical and intolerant. Or maybe that's just the impression we're left with.

Although with Stephen Harper getting ready to win a government majority up here in Canada, I don't know how far behind we are...

13. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 592 posts) 8y

Not so much about backpackers, but I thought y'all might enjoy this little snippet:

Couric asked Palin what Supreme Court cases she disagreed with other than Roe v. Wade.

"Well, let's see. There's –of course –in the great history of American rulings there have been rulings, that's never going to be absolute consensus by every American," Palin said. "And there are–those issues, again, like Roe v Wade, where I believe are best held on a state level and addressed there. So you know–going through the history of America, there would be others but–"

"Can you think of any?" Couric interjected.

"Well, I could think of–of any again, that could be best dealt with on a more local level, maybe I would take issue with," Palin responded. "But you know, as mayor, and then as governor and even as a vice president, if I'm so privileged to serve, wouldn't be in a position of changing those things but in supporting the law of the land as it reads today."


It'll be interesting to see how things go tonight!

14. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 8y

"if I'm so privileged to serve, wouldn't be in a position of changing those things but in supporting the law of the land as it reads today."

Doesn't that mean she'd be compelled to support Roe v. Wade?

15. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Quoting magykal1

"if I'm so privileged to serve, wouldn't be in a position of changing those things but in supporting the law of the land as it reads today."

Doesn't that mean she'd be compelled to support Roe v. Wade?

Yes, as it's not been overturned... Yet... (Hopefully, it won't be either.)

I would like someone to really interpret what she actually said with the second part of that answer.

Tonight's debate should prove interesting - maybe.

16. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4809 posts) 8y

Quoting Isadora

I would like someone to really interpret what she actually said with the second part of that answer.

That kind of thing might be rather hard where Sarah Palin is involved.

17. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Quoting Sander

Quoting Isadora

I would like someone to really interpret what she actually said with the second part of that answer.

That kind of thing might be rather hard where Sarah Palin is involved.

Thanks Sander!!!! That was a fun read!!! (I loved diagramming sentences in school - once I learned to do it correctly.)

18. Posted by chayisun (Budding Member 163 posts) 8y

Diagrams are nice but that doesn't explain why Sarah was winkin' at me. Yep, during the debate I saw her wink..Not once, mind you but FIVE times! She was a'flirtin' with us....Well, either that or she had something in her eye. Then again, maybe, being from Alaska, she maybe wasn't used to not seeing any moose or polar bears and it was a nervous tick....

19. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 768 posts) 8y

Probably not the place to air my views so i have taken them down. lets just say i am not her biggest fan.

[ Edit: Edited on Oct 5, 2008, at 2:12 AM by bwiiian ]

20. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 8y

I haven't heard a lot of things from this woman, but some of the things I have heard I agree with and others I don't agree with.

It's becoming a bit fashionable to make fun of her, just like it's a bit fashionable to make fun of Americans in general. After a while, it all gets a bit boring and it just ends up saying more about the person with the opinion than the person in question.