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It’s Palin (updated)
Posted by: McQ on Friday, August 29, 2008

Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska will be John McCain's running mate per various news services.

Young, woman, pro-life, hunts, advocate for drilling, executive experience.

Let the games begin.

UPDATE: More:
Palin is the first woman governor of Alaska, elected in 2006. She was also the youngest ever elected at the age of 42. She is the mother of five children, the youngest of whom was born in April and has Down's Syndrome. She ran on a clean government platform in '06 to defeat the incumbent Republican Governor Frank Murkowski.

In a statement, McCain called Palin "a tough executive who has demonstrated during her time in office that she is ready to be president. She has brought Republicans and Democrats together within her administration and has a record of delivering on the change and reform we need in Washington."

The statement also said Palin has challenged the influence of the big oil companies while fighting for the development of new energy sources. "She leads a state that matters to every one of us - Alaska has significant energy resources and she has been a leader in the fight to make America energy independent," he said.

[...]

Palin is a social conservative who is strongly opposed to abortion and same sex marriage. In addition, she is pro-gun and wildly popular in Alaska.
So she mollifies the social conservative side of the base.

However, here's the concern:
In Palin, McCain has chosen someone with no experience on the national stage and no foreign policy experience. But she is a reformer, popular with conservatives and is considered tough enough to deal with what may come.

In the Vice Presidential debate, however, she will go up against Delaware Sen. Joseph Biden, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, who has personal relationships with heads of state and other world leaders.

With voters concerned about McCain's age and his history of skin cancer, it remains to be seen whether they will be reassured by a woman with little to no experience on the federal stage who is a heartbeat away from the presidency.
Of course, the counter-argument is at least the Republicans are putting the person will no experience in the 2nd position and allow her to gain the necessary experience while the Dems want to put a similar or even less experience in the top spot.

UPDATE II: Some bios - AP, LA Times, State of Alaska.

The irony impaired Obama campaign has reacted by saying they're surprised that John McCain would pick someone so inexperienced to be a heart-beat away from the presidency.

UPDATE III: Another "maverick"?
She had cast herself before as the new candidate, the fresh face, the good old boys' worst enemy. Now she turned on her own generals.

She took on the Republican Party chairman, Gov. Frank Murkowski's attorney general, Murkowski's daughter, Sen. Ted Stevens' son, the North Slope oil producers and finally Murkowski himself.

It turned out Palin caught the temper of the times perfectly. She rode a wave of anti-Murkowski sentiment to a resounding Republican primary victory in August over the governor and the party's fallback candidate, former state Sen. John Binkley.

Days later, when the FBI's investigation of self-dealing by legislators burst into view, the party that had held absolute power for four years suddenly looked lucky to have a dynamic political outsider as its nominee.
UPDATE IV: Ambinder's short assessment:
44 years old. .... Five children. .... Dynamic personality. .... Elected in 2006 as a reformer. Opposed Don Young's re-election bid. ..... Anti-same sex marriage but supports other gay rights. .... She's a lifelong member of the National Rifle Association. .... Pro life.. Signed into law a very aggressive ethics reform package. ...... Good symbolism: she sold the former governor's state jet right after entering office. She's at the forefront of the oil drilling debate...very popular among all Alaskans. ......She faces a state probe into whether she tried to get a former brother in law fired from his law enforcement job.. .... Born in Idaho...grew up in Alaska... It would be hard for Sen. Joe Biden to bully her in a debate. ....

She's very unknown (which means that the curiosity quotient will be huge) and has scant national security experience. ... But Obama can't really make that argument, can he? (Maybe third party groups can...)
 
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I posted this over at The Next Right:

Risky on a couple levels... for the immediate campaign, there’s her lack of experience which may undermine some of the charges against Obama ("If experience is so important to John McCain then why did he choose a 1-year governor blah blah blah"). A lot will depend on how she does debating, e.g., foreign policy with Biden. Also I heard her office was under investigation for some sort of corruption charge, though I can’t find anything about that now so maybe that is nothing. It’s also risky for the future of the GOP, since she seems to be something of a rising star for them, and if McCain-Palin loses, then she’s now known as a losing VP candidate, which it’s tough to come back from (cough john edwards cough).

But damn if I’m not excited anyway.
 
Written By: kevin r
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It looks like the early reports are right according to the AP:
John McCain tapped little-known Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his vice presidential running mate, two senior campaign officials told The Associated Press on Friday.
Politically, this is a brilliant choice, and one that will appeal to disaffected Hillary voters. Practically, I think the jury’s still out.
 
Written By: MichaelW
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From what I hear of her I like.

But who knows. It only works if she brings Hillary voters across.

It’s not like Alaska was some electoral prize that needed shoring up.

Wonder how she’s been RE: Stevens? They’ll seek to tar her with that brush unless she made the proper noises about him resigning etc.
 
Written By: shark
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I’m happy. Very much so. One thing I keep hearing is how little experience she has and how this will undercut McCain. Not so. She has more executive experience than Obama does, and I suspect she and McCain will send that message loud and clear.

 
Written By: rightwingprof
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BTW, I’ll say it....she’s kinda cute ;)
 
Written By: shark
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well played mccain, well played.

Hillary must be in a tizzy.
 
Written By: josh b
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It’s early, but I think it was an excellent choice. She has executive experience and can learn the foreign policy stuff easily enough. Her beliefs are what is important and they mostly agree with mine. I was having a VERY hard time deciding to vote for McCain or not. Adding her to the ticket just made it possible.
 
Written By: Rohan
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Oh heck yeah. Very smart move McCain. Game on!

As for her stand on Stevens, I don’t know, but she endorse Don Young’s opponent in the primary. That gets her points from me.

Someone asked (in an earler thread maybe?) what the corruption charges were. From what I read, she allegedly tried, through her office, to get a highway patrolman fired...that just happened to be in a nasty divorce fight with her sister. Her reply was, essentially, "Bring it." Dunno how it will play out.

There are few people that are better forthe ticket I think. I just wish it were reversed...
 
Written By: Warrior Needs Food Badly
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Trophy VP.

It’s crap.
 
Written By: Billy Beck
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Let the games begin.
My thoughts exactly.
There will be plenty of back and forth, tit for tat about who has what and executive experience, womanhood, values, so on and so forth. But I think the VP game will be decided on her ability in the debate, on the stump, and her speech next week (weather permitting).*

I don’t know much about Palin (and nor do many other Americans) to give any predictions or judgment, so I’ll leave that to political junkies more in the know. If she does well in those arenas, she could be a great addition to the McCain campaign, if she tanks, well… maybe not so much.

We’ll see. It’s teed up and ready for kickoff.


* I can’t help but find a little humor in this. “Pray for rain of biblical proportions … abundant, torrential rains … swamp the intersections.”
Yes Mr. Shepard, the Lord does work in mysterious ways… Jackass!
 
Written By: PogueMahone
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A pragmatic move. She’s both ’conservative’ (or at least more than McCain) and she’s a horse, unwiling or willing, in the identity politics game that the left loves so much.

She’s a Global Warming believer. Its the one issue where she shares a common ground with McCain and others don’t. (global warming czar, anyone? maybe.)

If the RNC spends time on the Republicans new found appreciation for Climate Change and not McCain simply justifying his differing position from others in the partry and moving on, I’m going to hurl.
 
Written By: jpm100
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she’s kinda cute ;)
cute nothin’, the woman is smokin’...
there’s her lack of experience
So Gov. of a State doesn’t mean much anymore, does it...
Also I heard her office was under investigation for some sort of corruption charge
I recall something similar, but I believe it was actually the SENATOR from Alaska...
A lot will depend on how she does debating, e.g., foreign policy with Biden.
Lemme put it this way... Her nickname in Alaska is "Sarah Baracuda"... Here’s a bit from a blurb about the woman...
In the roughly three years since she quit as the state’s chief regulator of the oil industry, Palin has crushed the Republican hierarchy (virtually all male) and nearly every other foe or critic. Political analysts in Alaska refer to the “body count” of Palin’s rivals. “The landscape is littered with the bodies of those who crossed Sarah,” says pollster Dave Dittman, who worked for her gubernatorial campaign. It includes Ruedrich, Renkes, Murkowski, gubernatorial contenders John Binkley and Andrew Halcro, the three big oil companies in Alaska, and a section of the Daily News called “Voice of the Times,” which was highly critical of Palin and is now defunct.

And lest we forget the dumbbell in the room...
Trophy VP.

It’s crap.
Beats a trophy PotUS... She’s got MORE experiance than Obama... Dems need to shut up about her lack...
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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All she has to say in the debate, the first time Joe Biden calls out her lack of experience, her entire rebuttal should be:

"Hmm. You should run for president."

McCain is playing chess while Obama is playing Chutes and Ladders.
 
Written By: Ronnie Gipper
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The irony impaired Obama campaign has reacted by saying they’re surprised that John McCain would pick someone so inexperienced to be a heart-beat away from the presidency.
NO WAY.

 
Written By: shark
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Yes, and the Democrats stuffed a young heartbeat directly between experience and the presidency.
 
Written By: Bryan Pick
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It’s a brilliant move.

She’s younger and more experienced than Obama. She’s also in the #2 slot, rather than heading the ticket. This stark contrast is going to hurt Obama; it’s like a huge, blinking neon sign saying "Obama is too green".

She’s a she. Those Hillary supporters still on the Obama fence have one more reason to go for McCain.

She’s a solid conservative, and is pro-drill — including ANWR. Conservative base placated.

She hasn’t run for president herself. As much as I like Romney, a McCain/Romney reconciliation would have been weird. Almost as weird as a Biden/Obama reconciliation.

She seems to be a pretty tough broad who knows how to speak without making a fool of herself. Unlike Biden.

Finally, on the foreign affairs point, Palin may just turn out to be an ace in the hole. She’s Gov. of the only state of the union within spitting distance of Russia. My hunch is, she’s a bit more informed about the current Russian situation than Slow Joe. Time will tell.
 
Written By: Ronnie Gipper
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VPILF?
 
Written By: josh b
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Given Palin’s conservative positions, I’m not sure that many Hillary voters will be persuated to go to McCain because of her. Some that already like "Maverick" McCain might see a woman in the second spot as icing on the cake. But I wouldn’t over-estimate that effect.

However, the mushy moderates in the middle, many of whom make their voting decision on hairstyles or tone of voice, can certainly be affected by such a pick. If she comes across as a forceful, photogenic woman and a serious candidate, some of them will eat that up.

Given the probably tightness of this election, anything could be the deciding factor. Certainly Palin puts some possibilities in play that, say, Romney would not.
 
Written By: Billy Hollis
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Also I heard her office was under investigation for some sort of corruption charge
I recall something similar, but I believe it was actually the SENATOR from Alaska...
Heh. No, I was thinking of the "getting her ex-brother-in-law fired" thing that Warrior Needs Food Badly mentioned.
 
Written By: kevin r
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I’m listening to her speech......this one is a winning pick for McCain.
 
Written By: shark
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Prior to today I would have reluctantly pulled the lever for McCain. Today I am an enthusiastic supporter of the GOP ticket.
 
Written By: bains
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Something else that occurred to me:

Obama’s speech last night was pretty, but just more of the same (this time in front of columns!)

The Palin pick is a suprise, particularly after all the Pawlenty and Romney buzz yesterday afternoon.

I wonder which news item is going to get more coverage today?

And even if the Palin pick doesn’t edge out the Sermon on the Mount, it certainly will take the wind out of Obama’s sails.

The old man’s got some savvy.
 
Written By: Ronnie Gipper
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VPILF?


Do you know how much orange juice burns when you snort it out your nose? I nearly choked.

But, yeah...
 
Written By: Warrior Needs Food Badly
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VPilf and FLilf

Cindy and Sarah are the babe-o-licious ticket. Even more so because both are intelligent and successful.
 
Written By: bains
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Maverick 2.0
 
Written By: capt joe
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Even more so because both are intelligent and successful.
... and pistol-packing!

 
Written By: Ronnie Gipper
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Wow. I’ll say it again: wow. Risky move on the part of McCain, but I gotta say, he’s got balls. He’s certainly living up to the perception that he is a maverick. I still don’t like McCain, but I’ll admit he’s got game. This just got a whole lot more interesting that’s for sure and will certainly put a wet blanket on the Light Walker’s changey hopitudeness (let’s see...change? old white male washington insider for VP (same old, same old) or a perceived ’maverick’ with a young female outsider with exec experience? - I got your ’change’ right here pal.) Yeap, Maverick 2.0 is right.
 
Written By: Marco
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Reflect on this: Obama’s been running for the next highest office for fully half of his political career. Biden became Senator practically fresh out of law school, after a short stint as a councilman.

So Sarah Palin, as young and new as she is, has more executive experience than the entire Democratic ticket combined.

 
Written By: Bryan Pick
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So Gov. of a State doesn’t mean much anymore, does it...
Really. I mean, let’s knock that one outta here without further dally...
She has more executive experience than Biden, Obama and McCain combined.
 
Written By: Bithead
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Beck, a "trophy VP"?

That woman ain’t nobody’s "trophy."

She’s business.

Five kids, husband in the north slope oilfields, son in Iraq, and she found the people who were supposed to wait on her in the statehouse other jobs.

I’ve got a niece who is just like her, who will understand what Palin is about in a heartbeat.

Even on MSNBC, Andrea Mitchell and Mika Brzezinski had to shut up for a moment.

This woman has the potential to become an American Thatcher, an American Thatcher.
 
Written By: Martin McPhillips
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Heh. No, I was thinking of the "getting her ex-brother-in-law fired" thing that Warrior Needs Food Badly mentioned.
well it’s my understanding that he hasn’t been fired at all. He also threatened to kill her father and tasered his 11 year old stepson, so I might want him fired too.
 
Written By: ChrisB
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And now the question of the day (and I am not the first to raise this question): If Obama/Biden gets hammered in the polls by McCain/Pallin, will Obama ditch Biden for Hillary?
 
Written By: SShiell
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So who takes care of the four kids, especially the one with Down’s syndrome? Being a little old fashioned myself, I think kids need at least one full-time parent. The husband, a commercial fisherman and oil company employee in the off season, may also be reluctant to become a house spouse. This may be a good political choice for mcCain and a good career choice for Palin, but I doubt that it is going to do her family much good.
 
Written By: timactual
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If Obama/Biden gets hammered in the polls by McCain/Pallin, will Obama ditch Biden for Hillary?
Biden would have to develop a sudden medical condition. And I don’t think that anyone would dare ask him to fake it.

Now, I know the Clintons are the Borgias of our time, but why would they go to their team of sorcerers to get Biden out, when they could shoot for the top?

And I don’t think that the Obama clan, though itself a branch of the Borgias, has the "field techniques" needed for that kind of operation
 
Written By: Martin McPhillips
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As someone that lived in Alaska from 1977 to 2004 and still follow the politics somewhat let me offer my views.
I, and many others, were angered when Gov Murkowski appointed his daughter to his vacant senatorial seat. Palin was the choice of many.
She was the mayor of the fastest growing city in Alaska (Wasilla). That required executive abilities.
On to the squabble about the state trooper. The first part is that Walt Monegan (I worked with him at Anchorage Police Department. I was a clerk.) was fired for not backing the Gov in public safety budget. Then arch-rival (former republican-now independent) who lost the 2006 race to her began blogging. After knocking her in his blog Halcro received an anonymous phone call that he should interview the fired trooper. From the Anchorage Daily News
Less than a week later, Halcro — who had been blogging nonstop at the time about Palin’s gas pipeline legislation — said he got a phone call suggesting he talk to Trooper Mike Wooten, the governor’s ex-brother-in-law.
Halcro and the trooper met at the Sheraton hotel bar for three and a half hours, he said. At 1 a.m. the next morning, Halcro posted a blog item titled "Why Walt Monegan got fired: Palin’s abuse of power" that described Palin and Monegan disagreeing over the public safety budget before detailing a list of complaints the Palin family made against Wooten.
Halcro won’t say who gave him Wooten’s cell phone number.
The next day, the union that represents state troopers held a news conference claiming Wooten was treated unfairly by the governor’s office.
Palin said Wooten told her sister during an encounter earlier that week that: "You guys are going down. Get ready for the show."
Personal opinion follows. I think the union is upset with Palin’s budget cutting. They saw poor loser’s blog, called him anonymously and recommended the trooper interview. (Halcro refuses to identify his tipster.) If you google around you find the trooper has many more disciplinary reports that they myriad threats against the Palin family. I think the union is behind this and manipulating a corruption charge because of budgetary disagreements and support to a disciplined trooper.
 
Written By: tom scott
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This may be a good political choice for mcCain and a good career choice for Palin, but I doubt that it is going to do her family much good.
I doubt she has any problem managing the kids. In properly organized families with that many kids, responsibilities accrue to the older children sequentially, and everyone knows who the boss is. They look like good, happy kids, which can only result from correct upbringing.

The greater worry for Palin and her husband would be exposing their children to Washington, DC.
 
Written By: Martin McPhillips
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More on trooper Wooten that the union fights so hard to protect. Note that there is probably more hidden behind that "it’s a personnel matter."
It’s nearly impossible to know whether other complaints have come in about Wooten in the last two years. His personnel file is confidential.
 
Written By: tom scott
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Given Palin’s conservative positions, I’m not sure that many Hillary voters will be persuated to go to McCain because of her.
I’m not sure Billy. I know a number of successful, conservative women who openly told me they would vote for Hillary BECAUSE she’s a woman. They were completely OK with giving up their firmly held beliefs if it meant woman would be the President. I foresee an even higher number of embittered Hillary supporters who will see this the same way.
This woman has the potential to become an American Thatcher, an American Thatcher.
Oh man Martin... how cool would that be? Let’s start small though and hope she makes it through the remainder of this campaign.
 
Written By: meagain
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Thanks Tom, I read those. Some interesting points:
Troopers eventually investigated 13 issues and found four in which Wooten violated policy or broke the law or both:

• Wooten used a Taser on his stepson .

• He illegally shot a moose.

• He drank beer in his patrol car on one occasion.

• He told others his father-in-law would "eat a f’ing lead bullet" if he helped his daughter get an attorney for the divorce.
About that taser. The kid was 11 years old. nice guy. Great if the Democrats bring in that story
 
Written By: capt joe
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McCain is playing chess while Obama is playing Chutes and Ladders.
That is for absolute sure. I’m no fan of the man’s politics but I have to admit it’s starting to be fun watching McCain take Obama to school. And slam his head in his locker.

Barring an unlikely outright pratfall by Palin these next couple of months, she’s all good news for the Republican ticket. I told my husband the other night that McCain would win with 54% of the popular vote, but let’s up it to 56% and expect that to start showing up in the pre-election polls.

That said, I don’t yet see anything in her that will make the McCain-Palin years any sort of a national turn-around worth celebrating. In the little bit of reading I’ve done about her today, this caught my eye:
Palin overcame tough opposition from the Alaska oil industry to pass a major tax increase on state production to capture more of the windfall when prices are high...

"What the tax has done is take away all the upside," said Doug Suttles, president of BP Alaska, in an interview with The Seattle Times earlier this summer. The U.K.-based oil company paid more than $500 million in taxes to Alaska last quarter — far more than it earned in profits from Alaskan oil, according to Suttles.
This sort of state seizure of profits is of course nothing unexpected for members of either major party, but it underscores the unlikelihood of a Republican win this year doing any more than a Democratic win to reverse or even slow the rampant incursion of government power.
 
Written By: Linda Morgan
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I’ve spent the last couple of hours reading tidbits about Palin. Plenty to dislike (creationism comments, pro-life, the oil taxes, etc.), but plenty to like as well. She’s got moxie and gives off a good vibe. I agree with Martin’s comment about the last frontier ethos; this will play very well to middle America. Before this, I thought the Manchurian Candidate was going to pull it off. Now, not so much. Looks like McCain brought a gun to a knife fight. Game on.
 
Written By: Marco
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I had only read an outline of the trooper allegations. I figured there were more to them than meets the eye, and it seems that if the Democrats make an issue of it, then it may blow up in their faces.
That said, I don’t yet see anything in her that will make the McCain-Palin years any sort of a national turn-around worth celebrating. In the little bit of reading I’ve done about her today, this caught my eye:
Palin overcame tough opposition from the Alaska oil industry to pass a major tax increase on state production to capture more of the windfall when prices are high...

"What the tax has done is take away all the upside," said Doug Suttles, president of BP Alaska, in an interview with The Seattle Times earlier this summer. The U.K.-based oil company paid more than $500 million in taxes to Alaska last quarter — far more than it earned in profits from Alaskan oil, according to Suttles.
This sort of state seizure of profits is of course nothing unexpected for members of either major party, but it underscores the unlikelihood of a Republican win this year doing any more than a Democratic win to reverse or even slow the rampant incursion of government power.

Linda, I agree with you here for the most part. However, I look at it as "What is my other choice?" Since a Thompson/Coburn ticket isn’t gonna happen, and my choice is McCain/Palin or Obama/Biden, I really don’t have much choice. Perfect won’t be my enemy of good.

And Palin truly makes pulling the lever for McCain much more palatable.
 
Written By: Warrior Needs Food Badly
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This sort of state seizure of profits is of course nothing unexpected for members of either major party,
There’s a slight difference here in that (correct me if I’m wrong) the oil belongs to Alaska. The oil companies don’t own the fields, and pay Alaska for what they take out of them.

While I detest the idea of this sort of unilateral "renegotiation" of contracts, I’d like to know more about the relationship, contractual and otherwise, between the state of Alaska and the oil companies before I officially declare this tax abhorrent.

It sounds bad. But I’m open to being persuaded that’s it’s slightly less bad than it sounds. It has a populist ring to it. One aspect of the frontier (Cf. California circa 1880s) that isn’t so pretty.
 
Written By: Martin McPhillips
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Warrior:
And Palin truly makes pulling the lever for McCain much more palatable.
I suspect the resignation of more than a few in the "F*** it, McCain" crowd is similarly giving way to relief, or even enthusiasm. A significant part of that, I think, has as much to do with McCain’s audacity in selecting Palin as it does with her comparative conservatism and other charms.
 
Written By: Linda Morgan
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Martin:
There’s a slight difference here in that (correct me if I’m wrong) the oil belongs to Alaska. The oil companies don’t own the fields, and pay Alaska for what they take out of them.
I don’t know how all this is jotted and tittled legally and contractually, but I keep seeing the word "tax" rather than "fee" or "payment" being used to describe the thing she increased:
She immediately [on taking office] took on the state’s most lucrative industry, questioning whether Alaska - which gets about 85% of its revenue from big oil - is getting its fair share of the oil companies’ billions of dollars in quarterly profits.

She got what she wanted from the GOP-controlled Legislature. Relying heavily on Democratic votes, she won approval last month to boost taxes on oil company profits from 22.5% to 25%. That could bring in an additional $1.6 billion annually for the state.
 
Written By: Linda Morgan
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"I doubt she has any problem managing the kids."

Children need more than management, and it is going to be difficult for her to do even that while performing the duties of VP. If her husband takes over, fine, but it is still going to be a difficult change for all of them. I still maintain that children need at least one full-time parent.
 
Written By: timactual
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What the so-called tax actually is is a severance payment. Every natural-resource producing state that I’m aware of has one, because once the resource is extracted, it’s gone. Note: not just oil, minerals, even timber in some cases.
 
Written By: SDN
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I still maintain that children need at least one full-time parent.
I think that two parents, at all, is the real important measure, and the rules that they establish. Many parents fail because they’re afraid of the kids in the face of popular culture. They hand them over to the schools and to their peer groups and keep their fingers crossed.

My parents both worked fulltime, but they were always "at home," if you catch my drift. They had, though, a perfect knack for drawing lines. And both of them were forces to be reckoned with specifically on the question of moral authority. They had it.
 
Written By: Martin McPhillips
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So who takes care of the four kids,

I’ll take care of the oldest girl ;)

AS far as Sara goes; I’d be happy to "tap" her resources. And in any case, she has my vote . . .
 
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