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The truth about my (platonic) political crush - A Sorta Fairytale
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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Sat, Aug. 30th, 2008 01:52 am
The truth about my (platonic) political crush

Dear Flist,

I <333 Sarah Palin.

Just thought you ought to know.

Joie

P.S. It so happens I'm one of the (apparently) few people who had paid much attention to her in the VP speculation. Here's someone else who had hoped she would be the long-shot champion—and explained the reasons for that hope quite well: Sarah Palin is walking, talking, governing proof that feminism, motherhood, and conservatism aren't inconsistent.

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major_dallas
major_dallas
Nate the Great
Sat, Aug. 30th, 2008 07:58 am (UTC)

I admit it, I didn't see this coming, but as my first post yesterday indicated, she was the one I was pulling for when her name was mentioned on the short list of VP candidates.

the article linked was compelling and I really like Gov. Palin. I'm almost wishing that Sen. McCain would loose so Gov. Palin stays in office in Alaska, just so I can move there LOL.

I can't blame you at all for having a Political Crush on her, I have one too! XD

Now I need some McCain/Palin Icons...


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Sat, Aug. 30th, 2008 08:39 pm (UTC)

Now I need some McCain/Palin Icons...

INORITE?! I joined mccain_palin08 last night, partly because I was hoping to find some good icons, but so far there have only been a few offerings, and not any that have really struck my fancy. But the comm is growing by leaps and bounds, so I have high hopes that there will be a better selection soon.

Edited at 2008-08-30 08:41 pm (UTC)


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heavenscribe
heavenscribe
heavenscribe
Sat, Aug. 30th, 2008 03:24 pm (UTC)
Politalk

I was excited when Spencer told me all about her. He's my political informer. Maybe you can be too. I love it how you're so in tune with the important info in life. I have a crush on your mad internet hound skills.

So if McCain somehow fails in health, we'd have the first woman president-assuming they win the election. This will definitely excite all the Hillary hopefuls who want to throw the Obama vote. Well, that's obviously part of the reason he did it.


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Sat, Aug. 30th, 2008 08:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Politalk

I have a crush on your mad internet hound skills.

Hee. <3

This will definitely excite all the Hillary hopefuls who want to throw the Obama vote. Well, that's obviously part of the reason he did it.

IMO, it's only a small part. I think she was chosen more for other reasons (her maverick image, which makes her a good fit for McCain, her potential to counterbalance Obama's media-darling qualities, and her strong conservative stances on hot button issues like abortion). But her gender was surely seen as a bonus. Probably a lot of former Hillary supporters will not be charmed by her, due to the differences in their political positions, but maybe a few will be drawn in. And I, for one, find it exciting to see a worthy woman as the Republican VP candidate. Probably there are other conservative feminists like me out there who feel the same. :D


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heavenscribe
heavenscribe
heavenscribe
Sat, Aug. 30th, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC)
Can I get a witness...

One more thing. I think you'll appreciate this transcript from Rush Limbaugh.

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_082908/content/01125111.guest.html

Wow, politics still work when you actually get things done based on what you said you'd do. Oh, and you can be honest too without loosing an election. What a concept!


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moeyknight
moeyknight
Now With 87% More Bearded!Ron
Sat, Aug. 30th, 2008 04:49 pm (UTC)

Me too! I admit that until recently I was pretty ho-hum on McCain's campaign. Then he started stepping up the ads and now Palin.

Sarah Palin is walking, talking, governing proof that feminism, motherhood, and conservatism aren't inconsistent.

I love hearing the complaints from the left. So far I've heard she shouldn't be running because she has little kids, that he only picked her because she's a woman. That last one is especially amusing because, yes, that is one of the reasons she was picked. So sorry Obama couldn't get over his ego and run with Hillary, but it was brilliant for McCain to use it. It's not like he just picked any woman. It's called political strategy.

Edited at 2008-08-30 04:50 pm (UTC)


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Sat, Aug. 30th, 2008 08:59 pm (UTC)

It's called political strategy.

Exactly. McCain hit a home run with his choice. It was a calculated one, to be sure, but every pundit has been saying for weeks now that the VP pick *should* be carefully calculated. I will freely admit to having bought into it.


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kawaiinekochi
kawaiinekochi
kawaiinekochi
Sun, Aug. 31st, 2008 01:21 am (UTC)
Independent Woman

The funny thing was when I heard that Palin was picked, I thought of you. I knew she was your 'type', lol.

As for me, I am delighted that a woman finally made it so far especially for the Republican ticket, but I am not entirely convinced. In fact, I am not really 100% with the Republicans or the Democrats when it comes to issues. So, I guess that make me an 'Independent', although it says 'Democrat' on my voter's ID card. It would take a lot of convincing from either party for me to vote for them in November. I might not vote at all. (T_T) It really hurts to think about it.


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Sun, Aug. 31st, 2008 03:23 am (UTC)
Re: Independent Woman

I am not really 100% with the Republicans or the Democrats when it comes to issues.

Neither am I. And there are things I disagree with Palin on.

It would take a lot of convincing from either party for me to vote for them in November.

That's how I was feeling until I heard the announcement about Palin being McCain's VP pick. I don't agree with her on everything, but on the issue that's most important to me (abortion), she's a real champion, and I like how she has stood up to the establishment in the Republican party in her state. She strikes me as being strong, intelligent, competent, and sincere.


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warrioreowyn
warrioreowyn
warrioreowyn
Tue, Sep. 2nd, 2008 07:24 am (UTC)

I don't want McCain to win - his foreign policy views frankly scare me, and his economic policy is largely the same as Bush's that got the US into its current economic mess - but I've got a semi-crush on Palin too.

She comes across as a fundamentally tough, good person who's willing to go up against the status quo.


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