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

Quoting james

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.

Well, I'm not ashamed of saying that I don't agree with a single thing I've heard her say, which is pretty rare. And I don't believe in not talking about politics either. Particularly given the comment that Palin made about US citizens travelling outside the USA, which is particularly relevant to this forum isn't it? I'm not sure why you would participate in the thread if it bores you so much. Public figures are always legitimate targets for lampooning aren't they?

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

Quoting magykal1

Quoting james

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.

Well, I'm not ashamed of saying that I don't agree with a single thing I've heard her say, which is pretty rare. And I don't believe in not talking about politics either. Particularly given the comment that Palin made about US citizens travelling outside the USA, which is particularly relevant to this forum isn't it? I'm not sure why you would participate in the thread if it bores you so much. Public figures are always legitimate targets for lampooning aren't they?

The thread doesn't bore me, but the whole media saturation thing with this woman is a bit of overkill.

23. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 8y

IS THIS REALLY TRUE???

Will America vote for her... its like voting for AMERICAN IDOL.

24. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 8y

Quoting james

Quoting magykal1

Quoting james

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.

Well, I'm not ashamed of saying that I don't agree with a single thing I've heard her say, which is pretty rare. And I don't believe in not talking about politics either. Particularly given the comment that Palin made about US citizens travelling outside the USA, which is particularly relevant to this forum isn't it? I'm not sure why you would participate in the thread if it bores you so much. Public figures are always legitimate targets for lampooning aren't they?

The thread doesn't bore me, but the whole media saturation thing with this woman is a bit of overkill.

she is the new Paris Hilton

25. Posted by loubylou (Travel Guru 664 posts) 8y

Quoting Swept Away

Will America vote for her... its like voting for AMERICAN IDOL.

ha ha, I just saw a clip for the film 'The House Bunny' where the dizzy girl in it is asked who she will vote for and she replies. 'Well I won't listen to Simon because he is just plain mean, I much prefer to listen to Randy and Paula'. Then she looks a bit embarrassed and says 'oh you meant for President didn't you?'

You may as well turn the election into a popularity and image contest what with all the 'smear campaigns' that go on.

I too, like James, am bored with the media constantly going on about the US election, but I'm fascinated all the same. Simply because I cannot believe Sarah Palin can say so much without saying anything at all and talk so adeptly in circles. It makes me giggle every time I see an interview with her...reminds me of my nan talking about 'worldly' things!

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

Here's what upsets me most about Palin. She thinks that by talking to the public on "our level" (aka using slang and mentioning hockey moms), avoiding answering controversial questions, and portraying herself as an ordinary citizen she can win us over. Yes, all politicians try to play the cards to their advantage, but the way she does it implies that the general American public are uneducated and uniformed. That, in my opinion, is just disgraceful.:(

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

Please citizens of the USA, please don't vote the Republicans in again. The world is a very dangerous place with them in power, and it really does make you all look like a bunch of dicks for voting for them, and I know that you AREN'T all a bunch of dicks, but that is how the rest of the world views a country that votes in an asswipe like Dubbya.

28. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 8y

If it were Europe, Russia, India or South Africa voting then they would prefer Obama: 90, 52, 74 and 74% respectively.
In the US: 36% Obama, 38% McCain
I guess I will never understand

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

Quoting Utrecht

If it were Europe, Russia, India or South Africa voting then they would prefer Obama: 90, 52, 74 and 74% respectively.
In the US: 36% Obama, 38% McCain
I guess I will never understand

It's honestly hard to pin down exact percentage numbers as they change by the minute - literally. But, the LA Times' latest online story has Obama with 50% to McCain's with 47%. The Washington Post has Obama at 51% to McCain's 39%. (Yes, the story says 39%.)

Stay tuned - it'll change again before the 6:00 news. And Michael - there's really nothing to understand about this right now - it's all just speculation and the manipulation of statistical data. Besides, the true deciding factor won't be how many registered voters actually vote for a candidate, it's how the Electoral College votes that seals the deal. Case in point - the 2000 election between Bush and Gore. Gore won the popular while Bush won the Electoral College votes.

I forgot to mention one other possibility - a hostile take-over of the White House by Hils. Seems that she "neglected" to turn in her keys when she and Bill moved out. Bush Baby has been so busy for the past eight years fueling the fire of fear that he forgot about changing the locks. Oops! Sorry, I have images of Dogs of War going through my head... (If you haven't seen it, watch it - it's a good movie.) Anyway, there she is, sitting in the oval office waiting to see who's going to try and claim her throne... I don't even think Bill would mind being called the "First Lady" as long as they didn't make him wear blue dresses. (Sorry again, if I can't make fun of my own party then I shouldn't make fun of the opposing one. Both are just such easy targets.)

[ Edit: Edited on Oct 6, 2008, at 2:18 PM by Isadora ]

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

There is another possibility - a hostile Isa/Beerman White House takeover. I'd vote for that.