Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Finally a Republican Realist

Here's some quotes from an Interiew with Republican Senator Chuck Hagel considering how his party is selling Palin. Emphasis by me.

"She doesn't have any foreign policy credentials," Hagel said in an interview published Thursday by the Omaha World-Herald. "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."

Could Palin lead the country if GOP presidential nominee John McCain could not?

"I think it's a stretch to, in any way, to say that she's got the experience to be president of the United States," Hagel said.

McCain and other Republicans have defended Palin's qualifications, citing Alaska's proximity to Russia. Palin told ABC News, "They're our next-door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska."

Hagel took issue with that argument. "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."

Hagel, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has been a vocal critic of the Bush administration since the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

I'm a Feminist, but there's no way in Hell I'm voting for someone just because they are a woman. This woman believes that the Earth was created by God just 7,000 years ago and that an actual Adam and Eve co-existed with DINOSAURS. We just spent the last 8 years under the helm of someone else with a childlike fantasy distortion and it has destroyed our Country.

She believes that the Iraq War is a 'Task From God' although recently tried to backpedal and say she was quoting Abe Lincoln during the Civil War. Who actually believes she knows anything about Abe Lincoln and would have been able to draw from his writing for some speech she was giving in a Church? Clearly that was some Karl Rove type coach trying to package her extremist views as informed or as Centrist.

It would be a bad message to the rest of the world if McCain became President, but I know he'd be better than the current embarrassment. If Palin were to somehow to end up President, I think it would be the end of our Country. We dont need any more lunatics at the helm.

And why do these freaks always think God is on our side?


Anonymous said...

I can see the moon from my window. On a good night I can Venus.

steakbellie said...

Then you are Qualified to be A Republican Astronaut!

Mega Munch said...

"I can see Russia from Alaska?" Seriously? A lot of Texans can see Mexico from their backyards, but look where that got us. We're fucking screwed.

One good thing if McPalin gets elected? Four years of really funny shit on the Daily Show.

CoffeeDog said...

Paul Begala made the moon comment on CNN Weds evening.

Agree, what makes them think God is on our side! Why do they always pull God into everything?? The make me sick.

And the media, they are way too soft on people. Palin never directly answers a question - they ought to grill her ass and say "Honey, you're all well and good, but you're insulting us by giving answers that aren't substantive."

Leonesse said...

And this shit isn't helping my funk, either. Can someone please wake me up when America is America again?