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    luvmovies2000, boofdah

    said that if her colleagues, legislators and other state workers were polled it would likely be closer to 20%

    MSNBC TV yesterday cannot remember who said it unfortunaeately.

    •  I heard this also (2+ / 0-)
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      boofdah, Allogenes

      and that her popularity within the state has been steadily dropping.

      The other jawdropper that I heard was while a reporter from one of the Alaska newspapers who had followed Palin's career was being interviewed...Questioner, at the end of the interview, asked the reporter whether he thought Palin was qualified to be VP.

      Well, he said, it kinda reminds me of Dan Quayle...but Quayle was more qualified.

      John McCain: Prisoner Of W

      by pattisigh on Sat Aug 30, 2008 at 10:44:07 AM PDT

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      •  Kossacks have pointed out Bush/Quayle '88 won... (1+ / 0-)
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        ...but I have to remind them that the times were different back then. Bush Senior had the benefit of riding on a popular presidency (Reagan), and the 1987 stock-market crash notwithstanding, the economy was still comparatively good and we were in peacetime.

        We just need to keep tying McCain to Bush Junior, and pointing out that McCain, like Bush, loves making incompetent choices (including Palin).

        "You can't court James Dobson and Hillary Clinton at the same time." - danthrax @ dKOS

        by boofdah on Sat Aug 30, 2008 at 11:19:40 AM PDT

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    •  That was the Alaskan journo in WaPo (0+ / 0-)

      who was answering questions from readers about Palin via the internet. Found it, the guy is Gregg Erickson

      Washington, D.C.: Why don't reporters and legislators have a high opinion of the governor?

      Gregg Erickson: It is clear that she has not paid much attention to the nitty-gritty unglamorous work of government, of gaining consensus, and making difficult compromises. She seems to be of the view that politics should be all rather simple. That often appeals to the wider public, but frustrates those who see themselves as laboring in the less glamorous parts of the vineyard.

      We know how that works...

      But yeah, if the Republican State Senate President says that she's not reasy to be VP because she isn't even ready to be governor, and another senior Alaskan Republican says about her qualifications that she's over 35 and a US citizen, I can see there could be just a teeny weeny bit of truth in that.

      By McCain's logic, Europe had 100,000's concentration camp survivors ready to lead their countries after WWII.

      by Calouste on Sat Aug 30, 2008 at 12:40:48 PM PDT

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