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Chuck Hagel rebukes the Palin strategy

GOP senator: A 'stretch' to say Palin is qualified

Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel said his party's vice presidential nominee, Sarah Palin, lacks foreign policy experience and called it a "stretch" to say she's qualified to be president.

My thoughts: Hagel remarks are direct and to the point, for they are spoken like no democrat or Obama surrogate can when considering Independent voters. Senator Hagel offers himself as a true post-partisan politician (a honest maverick) unlike the make-believe claims of the McCain-Palin ticket {the so-called original mavericks}.


"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."

My thoughts: I wanted this election to be about experience at the top of ticket, so long as that experience would was not going plow forward in the muddy, quicksands of Reagonomics realized and the Republican-idea of the Fourth Reich Rising. You know, the ones who accuse Democrats of socialism (governmental programs that help all taxpayers and Americans), yet never hesitates to bail out multi-business conglomerates (who never pay any taxes)from certain failure. Bottom Line, just because you slept at Days Inn and dreamt of becoming a doctor, does not mean you can new Surgeon-General. But, hey, with the Republicans--as they proved with Palin--anything is possible.


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.

In July, Hagel traveled to Iraq and Afghanistan with Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. Though he didn't expect to be asked, Hagel had said he would have considered serving as Obama's running mate.

Palin was mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, population 6,500, before becoming Alaska's governor in December 2006.

Palin visited soldiers in Kuwait and Germany last year and said in an interview with ABC News that her only other foreign travel had been to Mexico and Canada. She also said she had never met a foreign head of state.


Hagel told the newspaper that other governors have been elected to serve in the White House without experience in Washington. He said judgment and character were also important for the job.
Palin's stunt as an Alaskan Mayor of a population of 6,500--when considering the millions of debt that she accumulated (just like the Bush Administration)--would be a bad omen for the 300 million American under her reign as Vice President. However, we can only expect this from "country first" people who loves to KEEP the nation last.

Hagel states: "But I do think in a world that is so complicated, so interconnected and so combustible, you really got to have some people in charge that have some sense of the bigger scope of the world," Hagel said. "I think that's just a requirement."

My thoughts: That last statement really disqualifies both John McCain and Sarah Palin. Apparently, the dubious duo's ramshack behavior is no place for a world that needs a administration with the skill and mental acumen to thread and fix the global and national crises that exist. So, I conclude this nation needs an enima: No Bush, McCain...and no Palin. Let's relieve ourselves of the BM And the P. Flush, Flush--let the toilet so flush!!!

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<b>SWING STATES:Clintons Leads Obama, McCain</b>

Here's an article that I've found on JustHillary.com {It's all about Hillary--good and the bad} However, I personally think the site owner has been offering a pretty slanted bag of tricks on Hillary. Why am I providing information to such a site? Well, I believe we need to be fair and reassess our favorite candidates.

Here's the site: Clinton leads Obama, McCain in key matchups: poll, or you can go to the "Swing State's poll" link at the www.justhillary.com website.

Now, here the article:


Wed Apr 2, 2008 10:44am EDT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton holds a 9-point lead over rival Barack Obama among likely Pennsylvania Democratic primary voters ahead of the state's April 22 primary, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday.

Clinton, a New York senator who would be the first female president, leads the Illinois senator 50 percent to 41 percent, the poll found. She also runs better against the likely Republican nominee, Sen. John McCain, in Pennsylvania, Florida and Ohio -- all important swing states in the general election.

In a general election matchup in Florida, McCain closely trails Clinton 42 percent to 44 percent but McCain leads Obama, who would be the first black president, 46 percent to 37 percent, according to the poll.

"The difference between Clinton and Obama in Florida is the white vote," said Peter Brown of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

In Ohio, Clinton has a 48 to 39 percent lead over McCain after months of too-close-to-call results, the poll found. In an Obama-McCain matchup, Obama gets 43 percent against 42 percent for McCain.

In Pennsylvania, Clinton tops McCain 48 to 40 percent and Obama leads the Arizona senator 43 percent to 39 percent.

Among Pennsylvania Democrats, Clinton leads 54 to 37 percent with women and ties Obama with men at 46 percent support.

The primary vote between Clinton and Obama splits sharply along racial lines.

Clinton leads 59 to 34 percent among white Pennsylvania likely primary voters while Obama leads 73 to 11 percent among black Democrats, the poll found.

Roughly 44 percent of people in all three states said the economy was the most important issue in their vote, while about a quarter of respondents said the war in Iraq is most important.

"The economic concerns of voters make Ohio a tougher challenge for McCain than has traditionally been the case for Republicans, who have never won the White House without carrying Ohio," Brown said. "But Obama's weakness among white men is an indication that he has not yet closed the sale among the lunch bucket brigade."

The poll was conducted March 24 through 31. Quinnipiac surveyed 1,135 Florida voters with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percent; 1,238 Ohio voters with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percent; 3,484 Pennsylvania voters with a margin of error of plus or minus 1.7 percent including 1,549 Democratic likely voters with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percent.

(Reporting by Joanne Allen; Editing by Eric Walsh)

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Obama favorite of outside groups

Sen. Barack Obama, whose campaign has sharply criticized the role of outside political groups in the presidential race, has benefited more than any other candidate from millions of dollars in independent political expenditures, records show.

It seems that Barack Obama rhetoric is finally exposing him to be something less than the demi-god that media pundits have been professing.

The increasing support for Mr. Obama has given him a boost from the same sort of political activity his campaign has railed against, especially when millions of dollars in union and other special-interest money backed his opponents.

The following is the continuation of the first page of the article:

The political arm of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and other independent groups have spent more than $7.1 million directly supporting the Illinois Democrat's bid for the presidential nomination, campaign records show. By contrast, similar outside groups have spent about $5.1 million backing Sen. Hillary Clinton, New York Democrat.

Political specialists point out that Mr. Obama doesn't have any control over those expenditures because outside groups raise and spend money independent of the presidential campaigns.

"It's going to happen, regardless of what the candidates say," said James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University.

The Obama campaign, which had been vocal in criticizing such expenditures earlier in the race, says it asked groups not to mount independent political efforts on Mr. Obama's behalf.

Citing money from "big interests," Obama campaign manager David Plouffe wrote in an e-mail to supporters last year, "Outside groups are in the process of pouring more than $3.2 million into Iowa to support Hillary Clinton and John Edwards.

"Barack has repeatedly spoken out against the work of these outside groups, and this campaign does not accept any money from Washington lobbyists or PACs," he wrote.

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Can't Win with Superdelegates?

A couple of weeks ago, I received a warning for making a diary that was, supposedly, a one liner. Now, After reading several diaries since that time, I've noticed that my "supposed one-line" outpaced the latest diary posts by several lines.

Well, it seems like there could be an issue with Hillary winning with superdelegates. However, one has to ask whether or not the survey takers would be satisfied if Obama should win with Superdelegates or if it would be acceptable should Hillary win the nomination by some other means.

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Hillary Clinton has raised 14 Million!!!!

This is a developing story that is garnering some interests...

I believe the Internet is urshering in a new grassroots movement for the better...

No longer will republicans be able to stop people from voting their economic and social interests...

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