Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Chuck Hagel, "Palin Experience is Insulting the American Citizen"


A republican, who is currently NOT running for re-election and critical of the Bush Administration, says what everyone on the blogs HAVE BEEN SAYING.

To prop Sarah Palin up as the next, um, Kissinger, Powell on foreign policy and national security is utterly a FANTASY.

This is her answer at her first townhall meeting, with Grandpa John having to clear or clean her statement up.

Asked for "specific skills" she could cite to rebut critics who question her grasp of international affairs, she replied, "I am prepared."

"I have that confidence. I have that readiness," Palin said. "And if you want specifics with specific policies or countries, you can go ahead and ask me. You can play 'stump the candidate' if you want to. But we are ready to serve."

GOP presidential nominee John McCain stepped in, pointing out that as governor of a state that is oil and gas plentiful, Palin was familiar with energy. She knows it to be "one of our great national security challenges," he said.

He also cited her nearly two years as commander of Alaska's National Guard. "I believe she is absolutely, totally qualified to address every challenge as the next vice president of the United States," McCain said.

Um, OK. A question of clarification was asked of the Republican Vice Presidential nominee and she says, "I have confidence. I have that readiness...." Sorry, that answer won't fly, and lord don't let the video out.

I think the cat is out of the bag about the McCain/Palin ticket. They were so ready to run on bullshit, nothing that they actually got stumped with the economic crisis happening right now. And no, their answers have been old, dated, and out of touch. This is why you now see the polling moving away from this ticket. Palin has been looked at, listened to, the final result not much there.

As for Senator Chuck Hagel, he says it brilliantly.
"She doesn't have any foreign policy credentials," Hagel said in an interview. "You get a passport for the first time in your life last year? I mean, I don't know what you can say. You can't say anything."

Palin was elected governor of Alaska in 2006 and before that was the mayor of a small town.

Democrats have raised questions about Palin since Sen. John McCain picked her as his vice presidential running mate. Most national Republican officeholders have rallied to Palin's candidacy.

Palin has cited the proximity of Alaska to Russia as evidence of her international experience.

Hagel scoffed at that notion.

"I think they ought to be just honest about it and stop the nonsense about, 'I look out my window and I see Russia and so therefore I know something about Russia,'" he said. "That kind of thing is insulting to the American people."

That sums it up.

The McCain/Palin Campaign thinks the American public is chumps, stupid. But they have something coming to them, we are not.

See, George W. Bush and Dick Cheney has scared the living "you know what" out of many in this country. The trust factor is not there. I mean, the American public is more cautious this time. They have been watching, reading and listening to these candidates, so eventually the lies do catch up to you. Makes the public question who are you, what will you do, and can we trust you at all? That is what is happening to the McCain/Palin Campaign.

I am sure more bullshit or propaganda bullshit will be thrown up there, but this time around I don't see the public falling for it.

McCain/Palin, insulting the public indeed.

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