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  •  OT, but check this whopper from Palin. (2+ / 0-)
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    In a conservative radio interview that aired in Washington, D.C. Friday morning, Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Sarah Palin said she fears her First Amendment rights may be threatened by "attacks" from reporters who suggest she is engaging in a negative campaign against Barack Obama.

    Palin told WMAL-AM that her criticism of Obama's associations, like those with 1960s radical Bill Ayers and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, should not be considered negative attacks. Rather, for reporters or columnists to suggest that it is going negative may constitute an attack that threatens a candidate's free speech rights under the Constitution, Palin said.

    "If [the media] convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning, for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations," Palin told host Chris Plante, "then I don't know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks by the mainstream media."

    Whoever can give this the due diligence can have it.  Unfortunately, I'm stuck at work and cannot give this the time it deserves.

    We have done the impossible, and that makes us mighty.

    by TheStormofWar on Fri Oct 31, 2008 at 03:19:33 PM PDT

    •  Palin's understanding of the 1st Amendment = 0 (3+ / 0-)
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      The first amendment gives reporters the right to call her an idiot and to criticiZe her attacks on Obama.

      "It's the planet, stupid."

      by FishOutofWater on Fri Oct 31, 2008 at 03:23:39 PM PDT

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      •  It's not their right, it's their DUTY (2+ / 0-)
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        although most of the media toesuckers don't understand that.  

        Electing a Republican is like hiring a carpenter who thinks hammers are evil.

        by dotalbon on Fri Oct 31, 2008 at 03:27:00 PM PDT

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      •  How can she defend & protect the Constitution... (0+ / 0-)

        ...if she can't understand its basic principles?

        My sense is that she probably had a hard time with High School Civics, and that she may not be fundamentally teachable on the even the basics of the job of VP.

        We often lament the limitations of our elected officials, but Palin's inadequacies suggest how much we generally take for granted about their level of skills.

        The fact that the wingnuts are eager to line up behind this person suggests how clueless they are, as well, about the Constitution and the rule of law.

    •  No "right" not to be "attacked" by the press! (0+ / 0-)

      Gods, she is pathetic beyond belief. A SIXTH GRADER knows more about civics and the Constitution than this ridiculous, empty creature. The sounds that come from her mouth are the definitive definition of PRATTLE. If ever you wanted to know what PRATTLE sounds like, here you have it. What a disgrace.

      With apologies to Lerner and Lowe, her head is stuffed with cotton, hay, and rags.

      Or maybe elk hide, Saks receipts, and big-game tags.

      •  Definitive definition of "redundancy" (0+ / 0-)

        I hit "Preview," then did not read. Too busy foaming at the mouth and trying to control my slappin' hand, which has developed a mind of its own during this election.

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