Originally Posted by archdlx
Does 'the old boys club' mean anything? Seems to me the Future VP, Mrs. Palin disrupted that in big way. That, to me would be enough, how about you?
Well there's a hundred excuses to suit your purpose when the facts don't. But these facts can't be excused away by any objective minded person. Sarah herself recanted on her original position and admitted that her top Aide did pressure the Troopers to fire her ex-brother-in-law; but only after a recorded phone conversation was released, 3 weeks after she stated that neither she nor her administration brought pressure to bear on the Troopers to fire her ex-brother-in-law. Was she lying the first time, or the second?
As far as disrupting the old boys club, she did win the Governor's election from former Gov. Frank Murkowski. So you're correct with that statement, but she hasn't done anything to disrupt the State Legislature, which voted for the formal investigation. In fact she's been a tremendously popular Governor and the Legislature has been mostly hands off and let her have her way.
The FBI's been the one disrupting the good old boys in the State Legislature. The more crooks they catch that were taking bribes for votes the better.
You all know this could go on and on and on and on because the member's posting here are so dead set that Sarah's an angle sent to help your candidate get into office. You'd ignore a semi-tracktor trailing coming at you head on in your lane - not passing anyone. The good is blissful and the bad is excused away in the effort to pursuade others to vote with you for your choice.
As far as Bush's war being a good thing in any way... there's a reason McCain came to Alaska to select his running mate. The farther he can distance himself from Bush and the current Republicans in Washington, the better his chances. Disagree with this if you want, but both political parties disagree with you if you do. Both the Obama campaign and the McCain campaign are preaching Change from the Bush Administration.
As far as Iraq being a ploy to hold Iran in check, it's done just the opposite. We've spent ourselves and any support the country once had for battle in Iraq. Iran knows this and is now flexing it's mouth and muscle. Same with Russia invading Georgia. We've spent ourselves in Iraq and gotten very little to show for it, other than the spite of world for starting a war on false pretenses.