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By Pat Lefemine
 

Last Wednesday night I watched Sarah Palin’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention.  From my hotel room in Greensboro I was hanging on every word and praying for her to hit a home run. Sarah didn’t need my prayers. She hit it out of the park and solidified her image as a smart, tough, gun-toting, moose-hunting mom of five. But not only was this a much needed hit for Republicans, this was a grand slam for sportsmen.

Now, I am a self-admitted political junky. I am a conservative who typically votes republican.  And I wasn’t entirely thrilled with McCain before last Friday. That’s all changed now with Palin. My admiration of Palin started months before she ever showed up on McCain's short list when she sued the USFWS for designating the Polar Bear as 'threatened' under the Endangered Species Act. A move that defied Bush himself who failed to oppose the ruling. And as more details came out about her politics and her life story I couldn't help but admire her spunk.

Palin’s image has become an overnight sensation for many reasons. But it is her hunting and pro-gun image that keeps coming up in the media.  This image illustrates her as someone with a tough, independent, uncompromising spirit.  I can relate and so can you.  Let’s face it. With very few exceptions hunters are not ‘wussies’ nearly all of us are pretty tough.  And I’m not even referring to the fact that we will be donning a 60lb pack and climbing 3000 feet to reach elk country – we are mentally tough, we are politically tough, and we don’t particularly associate well with the politically correct crowd that Obama hails from.  I would bet my website that very few of you don’t dive for the remote the minute Richard Simmons makes a cameo and my guess is none of you watch The View.

The fact that McCain’s moose hunting VP is a woman is key. The liberal media will never understand a woman like her.  She’s an enigma to phony elite losers like Andrea Mitchell and her fellow female colleagues like Keith Olbermann and Wolf Blitzer.  The fact that they are doing their best to eviscerate her is proof positive of how threatened they are by a woman who's not afraid to expose them as shallow role models and cosmopolitan snobs.  Let's face it, Olbermann is far more likely to sport a Prada handbag than Predator Camo. And if he ever stepped foot on the North Slope he’d pass away from anxiety as soon as the first skeeter pierced his lotioned skin.  Deep down inside Keith knows Sarah would have him quartered up and packed back to the DeHaviland Beaver and that may be at the root of his rage - but I digress…

 Lots of guys hunt, but few women do. And as women look to Palin with admiration for other reasons there is almost no downside to hunting.  One of the first rules of advertising is to attach a brand to a positive emotion. It is the reason why athletes get huge bucks from Nike since every time they win a game their hysterical fans attach to the brand. Same thing with Sarah only this time the brand is hunting.  As women across the country relate to her struggle to overcome a sexist media and exhibit what a ‘real’ US mom looks like, they positively attach hunting to that image and begin to look at it in a new light.  Score one for the good guys!

Of course, there is a risk to us as well; if she’s discovered to be running a Meth lab in her Juneau basement or a Paris Hilton like tape shows up on the net, that will probably not help us. But outside of a complete meltdown I’m comfortable stating that her image is exponentially more appealing than John Kerry and his lame attempt at goose hunting and most certainly Dick Cheney shooting his lawyer buddy in the face. At least this chick can kill critters! And as mom's across the US embrace Palin for her pioneering spirit, Ingrid Newkirk's hemorrhoids are massively flaring from the stress of it - somehow that brings a sinister smile to my face.

We need more women to enjoy hunting, or at a minimum support it. Palin may be the most important step I’ve seen to that end.   She’s done more to promote hunting in one week than the NRA could do in a year.  And if she proves to be the catalyst that defeats Obama, expect more women to look up to her as a leader and role model.  One thing is for certain, she has a future in the Republican party and even if McCain loses (Gulp) we haven’t heard the last of her. Godspeed McCain-Palin. You have my complete support as a conservative, a republican, and most importantly a passionate hunter.

Sound Off - Agree or Disagree that Sarah Palin is helping hunters?

 


Your Feedback

From: johnny k........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

thumbs up!

From: toothhunter........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

What a wonderful choice by McCain, she is a great role model and spokesmen for people who are passionate about our sport and way of life

From: huntdoug........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Agree

there's hope!

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Agree

Wow, you didn't walk down the middle with THAT commentary! Nice job Pat!!

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Agree

Agree 100%.

McCain made one of the most brilliant political moves in the History of our Great Nation.

Sarah Palin is an outsider and far removed from the egomania raging within the Beltway.

She's tough and I feel she hearkens back to an era of womanhood that our country has forgotten. The tough, female, pioneer spirit that helped blaze the trail and settle our country.

Loving mom who graciously accepts her healthy children and her special needs child (I can relate there).

She doesn't owe anybody anything. No one has paid her way to get where she is. She's EXACTLY what this country needs.

I'm sick of lawyers, lobbyist, and people who seek to rule over us versus serving their Country. She's practical, purpose driven, and has no quit in her.

I wasn't going to vote for McCain, now I can vote for Palin and humbly say to McCain you deserve to be President.

God truly blessed us with this woman.

From: DWP........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

If you do not agree, you do not value hunting, fishing, trapping, etc... Or you are blind to the damage that liberals WILL do to hunting, fishing, trapping, etc... rights that we currently enjoy. One thing is for sure- she would hunt wolves! That alone says enough for me.

From: Mtbowhunter........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I absolutely agree.

From: AKmtnhunter........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I live in Wasilla and its hard to get use to seeing her and her family all over TV! She could really accomplish alot of great things for this country if she gets the chance.

From: Matt........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

She is a bit conservative for my tastes, but on balance I am glad to have her on the ticket. She balances out McCain well and most definately supposrt our cause.

From: tat2archer........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Agree 100%. She's just what we needed.

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Agree

It'll be interesting that's for sure...I like her though!

From: semper fi........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: Clearwater........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Oh yes, you make a compelling case that's hard to ignore.

Go Sarah!!

From: Yupik@Home........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

Flame away, she's a power trippin' control freak of a mamma...& being a north slope working wife...hehehe I betcha it didn't take long for the National Enquirer to find dirt on her...

McCain could have picked a WAAY better running mate than her, & I don't know why McCain didn't beat bush jr.....

From: tsrhsr........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: woodsmoke........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

A book banning smiley faced ego maniac.When they get done tearing up the other half of the U.S.Constitution and write it to their liking we will all end up speaking Chinese to hold our jobs to pay off the trillions of dollars borrowed from China. She is nothing but a smoke screen. I want to vomit from her snickering remarks about community leadership and organization.

From: Thunderflight ........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: rattus58........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Yupik.... Where have you been mon? Let me make one thing clear to snide innuendo of Sarah Palin, she not only has credential, she has guts, fortitude, creativity and vision. As for dirt, the only dirt found around Sarah Palin will be used to BURY her detractors.

This lady is ready to run, and though many are trying to ask about her readiness, being a heartbeat away from the presidency, she has more executive experience than does Obama,and one should really be asking about his readiness to lead the country. Sarah Palin has stepped up at every challenge and has delivered with confidence and conviction.

For Sarah Palin to have made the journey from PTA through Mayor, to finally Governor of Alaska shows she's accomplished herself along the way. She has by all accounts made those transitions smoothly and hit the floors on the run.

Sarah Palin grasps the job because she has vision and street smarts. Is she ready for that heartbeat? Without question.

Aloha...

From: RonF........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: Bowinkle........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: BUCKHUNTER........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

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Agree

Does anyone else find it funny that Pat has the "disagrees" as pinko's. ROTFLMAO

From: Ray Lyon........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

So far I have to agree. If Sara is agressive and "power tripping" so be it. We haven't had a strong LEADER in the White House since Ronald. Obama will be another butt kisser.

From: Jay (InOz)......... ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Well said Pat and I agree whole heartedly. We are copping your U.S. election campaign here in Australia every day blow by blow. Most Aussies probably don't really care who wins- they just want it over:) But the hunters do care- we are a very small minority who could lose everything very quickly by democratic process. Anyone who can help Joe (or Joanne) Public to see hunting in a better light is welcome! Sarah even looks good- damn shame about that voice though- makes my sphincter pucker:) Jay (InOz).

From: the butcher........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: pav........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

OK, so "NOW" sportsmen (and sportswomen) have a ticket they can feel good about voting for....and it happens to be the Republican ticket. Exactly where is the big surprise there? Somebody will need to help me with this, but when was the last time the NRA backed a Democratic Presidential ticket?

I don't want to see O'bama in D.C. any more than the rest of you. I also don't believe for one minute that McCain chose Palin because he thought she was the best choice for VP. This bold move was quite simply a strategy.

McCain's age has been a concern. His health has been a concern. IMO, he needed a running mate that the general population could envision running this country. I don't think he even came close. I could be wrong.....

From: rico........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

My vote is for that Sara chick and that old guy running with her

From: Chris Durando........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Eloquently put Pat! Honestly, at first McCain's choice of Palin left me scratching my head. Being an Eastener, I just didn't know that much about her and I too, am a political junkie. I just finished watching her acceptance speech for the second time. I can now say with certainty that his choice was genius.

From: bowhunter12........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: Coastie John ........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

To answer Pat's question:

"Agree or Disagree that Sarah Palin is helping hunters?"

Yes, I believe she (or he) would side on most issues affecting outdoorsmen/women and help us.

On a macro thought.....my concern (and unknown) is what issues might a McCain/Palin ticket compromise on that could affect outdoors folks. Maybe a better way to phrase it, what issues will these self-discribed "mavericks" compromise on to demonstrate their "bipartisanship"?

From: MRmich........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Now Michigan needs to elect "The Nuge" as gov. MR

From: LongbowBob........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

It is amazing to me that they keep talking about how she won't be able to handle the job with having 5 kids. One is on hhis way to Iraq, and the second will soon be getting married. Sure she has a special need baby, and that will take consideration. But could you imagine the furor if anybody said anything like that about a Democrat?

We have a real woman running here, alongside a real war hero. Let's support them.

LBB

From: Baswa........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I thing she will be fine. She will be one heart beat away from number one. Obama scares me to death and I'm not scared of much.

From: CTBowMan........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Strongly AGREE!

From: lareva........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I agree that she has stamina,courage and yes, a little "Brass". Liked what she had to say and she conducted herself. McCain made a good choice, however, my concern is that it may be "to little to late." The media already seems to be on O'Bama,s side and they have a tremendous amount of influence, like it or not. lareva

From: Longfeather........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Agree

Being registered "Non-Partisan" it's great to see someone up for office that isn't of the same tired retoric 'groomed for' bunch that has permeated our government for far to long. Our country desperately needs some new blood in office.

From: gahuntnut........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: jdrdeerslayer........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: Esquire........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

It comes as a breath of fresh air to see someone like Palin in the race, who most ordinary people, especially sportsmen and women, can directly relate to.

It'll be morbidly interesting to observe the depths to which the Brokaw-type crowd of socialist media elites will sink to discredit and hurt her.

Good article, Pat.

From: No Mercy........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

strongly agree

From: swampbuster55........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: Bowboy........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

AGREE 100%!

From: bowhntr........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

AGRTEE - Sarah is a breath of fresh air in this otherwise sour political race.

From: goatman........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

You hit it on the nail Pat. I too have been watching her in the last few months. I just didn't think she had a chance at getting it. Good for her.

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Agree

Agree. She has become the next Reagan for the Republican party, and energized the base.

And for hunting, she is a positive role model.

A splendid choice, as witnessed by the fact that the only story this week has been Sarah Palin. She's taken the rest of the air right out of the room.

From: joshuaf........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Good stuff, Pat, spot on.

From: gobble50........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

McCain has rocked the hypocritical democrat world! You could practically hear BHO retching after Sarah's speech. A great choice for VP!

From: switchback33........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: BadgerArrow........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: Little D........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: TTS........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: herdbulll........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Absolutely 100% AGREE

From: huntmaster17025........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

How can McCain go wrong. Good choice!

From: badjuju........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

although it may have been a good thing for sportsmen & sportswomen alike, it is not a wise choice for our nation. McCain is aging, and althought he has the credentials to govern, his VP pick does not. She ran a small 'town' government in podunk Alaska. yes she's into hunting, fishing & trapping and that's great for all of us who enjoy the outdoors. However, when did a VP change things for the country / government? the VP is there incase the Pres. dies and w/ McCain it could happen at any moment. Then we have a person in office w/ no credentials, no clout, and no clue. Some of you tout the fact that she is an "outsider". well, friends, in Washington you can't get things done if you aren't "in" with the right people. Let's face the facts. McCain wanted to grab up some, if not all, of the Clinton Supporters who won't back Obama. so he picked a woman, a mom. the women who wanted Clinton because she was a woman now have another to vote for. coincidence? politics are a tough thing for me. i am an outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking & camping. I have two young children and would like to teach them the greatness of the outdoors. so a republican pro-sporting ticket seems the way to go. but because i do not make $200K/year the republican machine and their plan for tax breaks doesn't benifit me, your average middle class joe. i believe in universal healthcare, not universal health in$urance. and i think our children need better/more affordable education at all levels. those issues are more in the forefront for the Dems. But the Dems want to restrict our outdoor activities. Catch22. so i will do what i have done for years. I will thumb my nose at both the Democrats & Republicans and vote Libertarian. Less government, less laws(restrictions), less taxes.

ps I stopped supporting the NRA when they started pushing to keep fully automatic rifles in the hands of joe public.

From: Timbo........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I consider myself a TR (Teddy Roosevelt) republican,and haven't been happy with the party of late. I think Sarah beats the Democrats on corruption and conservation, and brings the party back to where I would like to see it.

Is she good for hunters? You bet. But more importantly, she is good for the Country.

From: DRR324........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Great choice by McCain. She has made the ticket worth voting for. My wife is very impressed as well, which is difficult to do when it comes to politics.

From: FlatbowMB........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

She's great. I'd really rather see her run for Prime Minister of Canada, but I realize that the US really needs her too.

From: Will........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I like her. I dont agree with all of McCain or Palins views - but I do believe both are good folks. Palin's addition to me was a total surprise but a great move.

That said, I'm still writting in Ron Paul - much more in line with the constitution overall in my opinion.

Will

From: mac........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: Desperado........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

McCain - Palin Character - Self-sacrifice.

From: lnevett........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: Clear........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Anybody that is for sportsman (man or woman) is a good choice. But with that being said if you have to pick a lesser of two evils I would have to go with McCAIN\PALIN, what other choice do we have?

From: rxbob........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

She might hunt/fish and be a hockey mom but that hardly qualifies her to be vice-president.I'm a dyed in the wool republican who will be voting for Obama this year.The last eight years have been a disaster and we need a REAL change.This is a bowhunting site-why are we even discussing this?

From: fuzzy........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I agree, and not because she's a babe. I also believe it's time more women got into politics. They are naturals. They already are really accomplished at spending money othe people work hard to make, and most of them wouldn't know the truth it it jumped up and bit 'em in the @$$

From: Butternut40........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: Watts........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: kuch........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Lets here from some of the guys and gals in Alaska that really have seen what she has done.

From: Tracker........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: Gator........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

We do have a few here that are heavy into coolaid where the the likes of Sarah Palin must be causing severe heartburn. I still can't believe our good fortune having her as McCain's running mate. I liked her answer when asked what was her favorite hobby. "Hunting."

From: Storm........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Obama's choice of Biden demonstrated that his platform of change is purely hollow rhetoric, McCain proved his is committed to change with action!

McCain & Palin have a record of making things happen, Obama & Biden have a record of watching things happen.

Game on!

From: Jax07........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I love the move.

She is as qualified as OBAMA is to run this country ...

From: Buffalo........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

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Agree

I think the fact that she's a women, an attractive woman at that, is a nice bonus. I would be delighted with a male canadate who demonstrates the values and leadership she does. I think we've been waiting a long time for someone like her.

(Rxbob, I just jumped over from the leatherwall because whiners like you always fire out the same complaint - Always after they have said thier piece, sometimes several times. I was told this was where to go. Maybe it's time we start telling people like you where to go.)

From: Erichardin........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I have been a McCain fan from day one, for fiscal reasons. I just hope that a Vice-President Palin will not just pay lip service to hunters, but take a stand for the Roosevelt branch of the republican party and find creative ways to provide more land for hunting and fishing. Hunting in most of the country will die a slow death if ways aren't found to get people access. My nightmare is a european style system of hunting/fishing where everything is pay alot to play, to me this is the pre-eminent issue facing sportsman.

From: Canerod........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: bearnuts........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

100% AGREE!!

From: maine-iac........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I was hoping you'd write an article. Way to go Pat!!

From: Sad Daddy........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I support Mccain's decision all the way and am very impressed with Gov. Palin.

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Agree

I cant believe there are still Obamasama supporters here on BS.

Palin is EXACTLY what this country needs in Washington. Turn her loose, and watch heads roll!

From: swp........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I agree but remember it doesn't stop with a vote. All of us need to be active writing and calling our senators and congressmen/women on issues that affect us and you are passionate about. That is if you want real change.

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Agree

I agree 110%! She is a gift to Alaska and now the whole USA...Go Sarah

From: Raghorn........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Agree, of course I agree 100%.

Sarah Palin’s nomination is good for sportsmen and good for the country. She’s good for women’s rights and real equality, not the liberalism peddled by organizations like NOW.

Sarah Palin scares the daylights out of all liberals and most democrats, as evidenced by the unprecedented smear campaign that started immediately upon her nomination.

Remember Robert Bork ! When a conservative scares the liberals enough, they will stop at nothing to discredit them. Public perception of Sarah Palin is possibly the one thing that stands between McCain and the Whitehouse.

We must stand strong. Make the point over and over;

#1 Sarah Palin has more experience than Barak Obama, and more common sense than Joe Biden.

#2 All of the cheap attacks and personal smears are just that, they have no basis in fact and are not relevant.

From: db........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I agree that she helps hunters - it never hurts to have a smart, attractive woman stand up for hunting. That said, I do not think she will bring in very many votes for McCain that were not headed that direction.

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Agree

she is as qualified as OBAMA...period !!

I love the move!!!

I am excited about the change they are going to make to washington

From: LitlRiddle........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: Brock-ID........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: HunterJoe........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

This is HunterJoe's wife writing -- all of you who agree, YOU ROCK. Although I am not a hunter, I do love to fish -- something my Dad taught me (thank you Dad). Those few of you who disagree, may I suggest that you educate yourselves on Sarah Palin's accomplishments from the PTA, to the Wasilla City Council, to the Mayoral Office, then to the Governor's office. I have heard it said that the Alaskan landscape is littered with the bodies of those who were corrupt and dared cross her path, no matter what political party to which they belonged.

At least Sarah Palin knows where her food comes from. She's had some dirt and blood underneath her fingernails. She believes what she views as right and does the right thing. I admire her for that and much more.

Obama is NOT qualified for the Oval Office. If you believe that his tax increases will make life better for you, you've got another thing coming.

I'm out of here. I'm off to Sterling Heights, Michigan for the ROAD TO VICTORY rally this afternoon. My husband supports me as much as Todd Palin supports his wife. As a working mother of three I, LIKE MANY WOMEN, CAN IDENTIFY WITH SARAH PALIN. I can certainly bait my own hook!

From: Ephram........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

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Disagree

...with the open-ended question. She's helping hunters what...?

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Agree

I think she may bring hunting to the spot light a little more. People will still have there opinions, she might change a few soccer moms views on hunting. She seems to be a very strong woman, that I hope lots of young women will look up to.

From: lame crowndip........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

A fellow put it very plain when interviewed yesterday in St. Paul...more people are riding the trains at this second in Chicago than she's governed. First for the "bridge to no where" then against. Apparently they got the money anyway and spent it on other things. She is said to have wanted to ban books from the library. Too much baggage for me....

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I'm thrilled beyond description.

Sarah Palin is everything Obama and his elitist establishment supporters are not. She's authhentic, genuine, knows who she is and what she believes, and couldn't care less what the elitists think of her. As Michael Reagan wrote yesterday, his father is back, only now he hunts moose and wears skirts.

From: Fly Guy........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: mist-a-hog........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

A person who has at least one foot in the real world, and not a Washington Beltway politician.

From: rebbie........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: Tony Phillips........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: Owl........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

She should be very good for hunters and a positive role model for including women in the sport.

Thus far, she is more a reflection of myself and my peers than are any of the other candidates.

Having said that, references to her as a "babe" or a "chick" probably will not help her candidacy or the hunter's cause in an internet venue.

From: JTV........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

110% agree !! She has the Lib's/Dems turned upside down and green with envy...Obama must be kicking him self right now for not bringing on Hillary. It is very unfortunate that there are still those hunting Dems that refuse to see the threat to our lifestyle (Outdoors/Guns/Bows,God,Family)that comes from the left and Obama and Biden are two of the most ardent anti-gun Dems out there. Now, Combine that with a Dem controlled congress and we can get screwed big time. McCain/Palin '08 !!....Jeff

From: tonyo6302........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Truth, Honor, and the American Way.

She probably has a Superman Symbol on her Camisole !

GO SARAH !

From: archerD........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

AGREE

From: BET........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Let me say this first. I am a Democrate who feels the last 8 years have been terrible for us. With that said i can not bring my self to vote for Obama even though we need a domocrate in DC at this point. It might be very shallow of me but putting a Man (not just because he is black) with a muslim upbringing into the White House after 9/11 is not something i can do. Badjuju above mentions McCains age and how he could pass at any moment leaving Palin to run the country. I believe that shoe can go on the other foot as well leaving Joe to run a country that will be headed for a civil war if something was to happen to Obama. Go McCain & Palin

From: Bob H in NH........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

She is a bold choice, I voted agree, but am somewhat on the fence with her.

She is NOT qualified to be president, no foreign experience, no big world experience except 2 years as govenor of Alaska. all that said, you can and should say the same about Obama, 2 years as senator.

Obama countered his lack of experience with his VP pick, however this also countered his desire for change, he took a long time insider.

McCain needed a Maverick pick to offset from Obama's old school pick. He did a good job picking her. An unknown.

Obama can't challenge her experience without bringing up his own. Somehow Obama is now in response/defend mode rather than attack mode. He is having his experience and qualifications to be president compared to the VP slot on the other ticket! this is a BRIALLIANT move by McCain.

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I am 100% on-board and in the camp of McCain-Palin! I couldn't agree more with your post Pat, very well done. Thank you.

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She has more practicle experiance than Obama and she is on our side. Yes, she will make a fine VP and after being mentored by McCain, she will make a great President. I don't know how long McCain will be able to handle the pressures of the office, one or 2 terms, but Palin will be more than ready to take over and I think she will do a great job. McCain/Palin.

From: baitmaster........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: BowenAero........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: fuzzy........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Bob, your "agree" turns into a "disagree" when you explain. IMO any VP MUST be qualified to be theCommander in Chief and pres. Because they could easily become, it's happened several times through history.

BUT, IMO Ms Palin IS qualified to lead. Anyne who can govern the state of Alaska competently, can govern the U.S. (and yes, I believe she has goverened AK well.) BTW, I apologize for my tongue in cheek comments in my first post above. They were in jest, and the jest was in poor taste)

From: r.grider........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: BSLugnut........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

We need more government officials like her!

Pav - The reason for discussion is "Archery Forum" not Bowhunting!!

My only issue is drilling on land in Alaska, but I would like to know more

From: Brotsky........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Great for hunters and great for the country. Experience is what we don't need in Washington. You think she won't have experienced and qualified advisors? You think she won't get good advice from a highly educated and experienced cabinet? No president in the last 50 years has even taken a dump without consulting 4 advisors on charmin or quilted northern for less clingers.

Sarah is your normal, everyday person with great vision for our country. She identifies with what the populace of american wants and needs. She not in the back pocket of lobbyists or Washington insiders who she owes favors for whatever backdoor thing they did for her.

All the left has is a flip-flop on a bridge. One that was fiscally not possible after funding was pulled. Why would you continue to support a dead-end project when there's so many more things to do for your state.

She was a great pick, she's a good person, and she'll be good for the country.

From: PABowman........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Everyone seems to want to compare the qualifications of the GOP VP candidate with the Dem Presidential candidate. I don't think that's a debate the Dem's want to get into, but they have no choice. Because to compare the qualifications of McCain with Obama is like comparing Eisenhower to Jimmy Carter.

Palin ran the government of a small town, she runs the government of AK with 15,000 state employees, a dozen or so cabinet agencies, and a 10 billion dollar budget. She makes chief executive decisions and leads the AK National Guard. She was the chairman of the AK oil and gas commission. She hunts, she fishes, and she shoots...well!

Obama by comparison has been a "community organizer" WTH that is? He has partnered several pieces of legislation in his short term as a junior senator...most of which has been spent campaigning. He has never ran a government, an agency or a miltary unit and has never had executive level responsibility.

You decide!

From: fuzzy........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

rx

"this is a bowhunt only site, why are we discussing this?"

because the site owner posted the blog and asked us to? ;-)

From: Kuma San........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I didn't know Joe Public has automatic rifles in the USA. Love Gov. Palin!

From: Tradman and Huntress........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Thank you for this breath of fresh air! I had been in CT visiting my little sister when McCain introduced Palin as his veep and the news was a shot in the arm that I really needed. After arguing with my sisters in-laws over the (de)merits of Nobama and then listening to the same rhetoric for over five hours in the airport, I felt like this nation was doomed. Are there really sportsmen here who would even consider voting for Obama? That just totally confuses me.

Yep, Sarah Palin is what this country needs and after watching the RNC the past few nights, I sure hope we get it!!!

-Cheryl and Matt (and Sage too, if she could vote)

From: rvnwoodtick........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Great Thread Pat !!!! To the pinko's who disagree. Some of you profess to be REPUBLICANS, I say I don,t beleve you. You sound much more like the winney, liberal, treehuggers that seek to distroy the very fabric that has made this country so GREAT.

From: Jake Allen........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Can't wait to see her sit back and allow Biden to look like a sniveling idiot. (That he really is).

Good writing Pat!

From: Bake........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Strongly agree. I didn't pay much attention to this race before this week. Obama scares the crap out of me, and I would have voted for McCain just to vote against Obama.

But now, I have someone to vote for. Go Saracuda!!!!

By the way, unless something really nasty comes about, Palin has my vote for president in 2012 or 2016. She would kick the everloving crap out of Billary

Bake

From: Marc W......... ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Look at the other choice.

From: Cabinet Maker........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From Arizona, a registered Independent turned Republican, a lifetime bow hunter, a parent, a grand parent, and very excited for the first time in my 65 years!

From: Buff........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: Heat........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Brilliant!

From: Bowgramps........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I am thrilled with McCains choice.

From: Bruce Levey........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

What a breath of fresh air. I would like to see how she handles things and maybe run for the BIG job herself in 4 or 8 years, but maybe I am getting ahead of myself.

From: Jeff270........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I think she's a breath of fresh air. While I don't agree with everything she believes, Choice vs Right to Life for one, I do respect her. She has an amazing abibility to connect with the average person. By average, I mean the folks who are saddled between the two coasts. My wife is very non political. She listened to the speach the other night and for the first time in the past 24 years she commented, "Finally, someone who is normal!" While some may question Palin's credentials, that concern pales in comparison to Obama's lack of substance. She has shown that she is willing to tackle the status quo, take on the entrenched politicians, and do the right thing. Obama, in contrast, has shown none of these traits. In one night, Sarah Palin has forged a bond with the American people. She has acomplished what every other politician only dreams of doing. The impact this will have on those of us who hunt and fish can only be positive. Palin has shown the non-hunting public that we are far from being the club wielding neanderthals that the mainstream press would like you to believe. Instead she has shown, that like Palin, the vast majority of hunters are hard working, community oriented folks that love their country, provide for their families, and want the best from their representatives. Today is a good day!

Jeff

From: ParkerShooter........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: Bowfreak........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Prior to the last few months I have disliked McCain probably more than anyone in the Republican party. I feel he never missed a chance to jab a stick in the eye of Repubs and especially Bush. I continued to say for the first time in my life that I would not vote because I had absolutely no one to vote for. Now, I will take a full helpin' of CROW!!! I am voting McCain/Palin and my vote is 100% due to Palin. Serve it up....

Pat,

Excellent work.

From: bowbndr1........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

The Lib's would be best off just leaving her alone. It's a no-win situation for them. Attack her and they risk a backlash from women from both sides of the aisle. I hope she and John McCain shake up Washington. God knows we need things to get moving again!

From: arrownocker........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Not only is she bringing a fresh new look to the political world she is a very relateable person in the eye of the majority of americans. I keep reading that some bloggers don't think that she is "Qualified" to be a VP. Tell me something, what would qualify her for this position? Maybe if she was a plagerizer that lies on her resume about received awards when there were none. Yes, this is the actions of our other VP candidate. Does this make him more qualified the her. As there have already been an assasin plan formed during the DNC which was gratfully broken up by the Denver police and the FBI it does poses an important question, What if Barack was assainated? Do you REALLY want Joe Biden to take the reins of this country and lead us into a bliss of lies?

From: onlybow........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I think that she will be good for hunting.

I think a "leader" can lead in any situation they find themselves in...she is a natural leader.

I want to give credit to the people who pushed mccain to support her becasue mccain wanted someone else. it was a bold strategic move that stopped the momentum for the democrats and gave the nation, and the media something else to talk about.

before this past week i didnt think mccain had a chance and was even thinking about jumping the fence and voting for a democrat, Palin has made me re-think the presidential race...as she has made the whole country re-think the race.

she hunts, she fishs, she leads, she governs, shes a strong mom, a good wife....and she is HOT...i like her.

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I love her, and if she wasn't already married I would want to marry her!!!

Seriously, bring on the debates and I can't wait for November when all of America will get to witness true "CHANGE", rather than hear it mentioned as a coin-phrase from a do-nothing empty suit with an agenda up his sleeve!

Go DREAM BABE!!!

From: born2hunt........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: Spike_Master........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: Dooner........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: jeff w........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Agree

From: siltbowhunter........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

"60lb pack and climbing 3000 feet to reach elk country "

ah come on pat, when will you be doing this on one of your private land hunts???? im intrigued and entertained by your writings, but ya cant have it both ways..... dont become like the rest of the writers when they hunt private land now they become the biggest baddest smartest hunter alive. keep doing what your doing.

From: Hunter........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

He could not have made a better choice! To those above that don't think she is capable of leading what in the world makes you think Obama is. He reminds me of Joel Olsteen. Talks alot, sounds good, says nothing of substance. I would be careful of what "Real Change" may mean. You may not be as bad off as you think you are!

From: ArrowDancer........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

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I love it! Palin is a breath of fresh air, and you guys who are bitching about her lack of experience are not paying attention. I can't wait to see her debate Biden.

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Oh yeah!

From: cdworks........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: Arrowflinger........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: TomPate........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

The Dems blow a lot of smoke. I've heard the wind blow before like two years ago when they promised to lower gas prices if they got control of the senate and house. Well gas prise are higher than ever now two years later. I'll step down now ;0)

From: Wood Tick........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: Bernie P......... ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I think she's an excellent choice and certainly far more qualified to be President if necessary than Obama.Newt Gingrich put it best when he laid into a reporter who asked him about her lack of experience at the convention.He said he was sick and tired of all the liberal mainstream media bias trying to make her appear inexperienced.He then recounted all she's done and ended by asking the reporter if he could tell him what Obama has done.The stunned reporter couldn't think of a single thing to say in response and quickly walked away.Go team!!!

From: CDShack........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

She is a great pick for VP. People that have no interst in politics are starting to pay attention now. That is exactly what we needed. I am betting she will get big coverage whenever she speaks. Hopefully she seizes the time to explain to America that Obama wants us to become Socialists. He will govern like he is President of the World, not POTUS. There is a huge difference! Like McCain, Palin will put country first! I especially loved the line about how she is always proud of her country.

From: Pete In Fairbanks........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Agree wholeheartedly.

Sarah has been good for Alaska. She will be good for the country.

She is the first REAL hunter to be destined for the White House in a long time. That, combined with her obvious popularity, will mean that she is good for hunters and hunting.

The whining, sniveling, and dirt-digging on the other side, combined with the tendancy to claim that Obama is experienced while conveniently ignoring Sarah's tenure as a skilled and sucessful executive are, plain and simple, a measure of how worried her appearance on the national scene makes the liberal Democrat establishent.

And that fellow hunters, is a "good thing!"

Cheers,

Pete

From: DoubleD........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: MissingStrands Work........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

rxbob,

You asked "This is a bowhunting site-why are we even discussing this" The answer is VERY SIMPLE. If you or anyone else vote for OBAMA. In 8 years you will not be bowhunting any longer!!!!!

Someone else asked why has the NRA never supported a Democratical president. The answer is SIMPLE MOST Dems want to ban gun ownership and hunting!

GET THIS IN YOUR HEADS. IF YOUR VOTE DEMOCRATIC YOU WILL EVENTUALLY LOSS THE RIGHT TO HUNT!!!!

DEMOCRAT = NO HUNTING DEMOCRAT = NO GUNS DEMOCRAT = NO BOWS

From: LungBuster........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

To all the people who feel that she does not have enough qualifications to be VP or run the country if something would happen to McCain. Here is a newsflash, Obama has less and he's running for President.

From: Jimbo........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

She's great for hunters, great for the Republican Party, great for McCain, and GREAT for our country!

From: Jimbo........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

She's great for hunters, great for the Republican Party, great for McCain, and GREAT for our country!

From: MissingStrands Work........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

AMEN LungBuster

From: Keefers........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: Paul........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I think she is just what this country needs. I hope we elect her and I hope John McCain lets her do and speak a lot. She is a breath of fresh air to a country that has a stagnant morale!!!!!

From: AH........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: Chuckster........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I have never watched any convention coverage but I did watch her speech. I was very impressed. When Obambi loses this election, the Dem base will once again, be left scratching their collective heads wondering what just happened to them. Can't wait to see Palin and Pepperoni eyes butt heads.

From: WisconsinDon........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

Ok, so i am not impressed although i do like that she hunts and that her husband is a fisherman but that is not enough for me to vote for her. (yes i said her b/c she is the driving forece of the Republican (BUSH) party not mccain) These are a few reasons why i was not wowed by her speech:

1. her speech was largely written (by the same speech writers as Bush) before she was even selected only the proper names, personal pronouns and biographical information were changed.

2. She's anti-choice and anti-privacy as it pertains to the Fourth Amendmen

3. Gov. Sarah Palin is using the Alaska State Troopers as a "whipping boy" to try and cover up her misdeeds, the head of the troopers' union said Wednesday. The governor's lawyer has accused the troopers of turning a blind eye to an alleged rogue officer, Mike Wooten, who also is the governor's ex-brother-in-law.

"It is outrageous and disappointing that the governor would choose to make the Alaska State Troopers the whipping boy for her ethical lapse of judgment," said John Cyr, the executive director of the Public Safety Employees Association.

4. She wants to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and has sued to stop the federal government from making the polar bear an endangered species.

5. She has been supportive of some of Barack Obama's energy policies and opposed oil companies in the past. On Aug. 4, Sarah Palin was particularly enthusiastic about Obama's intentions to complete a natural gas pipeline in Alaska and to give families a $1,000 energy rebate. On the rebate, she said:

"This is a tool that must be on the table to buy us time until our long-term energy plans can be put into place. We have already enjoyed the support of Alaska Senator Ted Stevens, and it is gratifying to see Senator Obama get on board."

6. In May, Palin said she would sue the federal government after it declared polar bears an endangered species. Here's what the Anchorage Daily News reported:

She and other Alaska elected officials fear a listing will cripple oil and gas development in prime polar bear habitat off the state's northern and northwestern coasts...

Climate models that predict continued loss of sea ice, the main habitat of polar bears, during summers are unreliable, Palin said.

The announcement drew a strong response...

"She's either grossly misinformed or intentionally misleading, and both are unbecoming," said Kassie Siegel of the Center for Biological Diversity. ... "Even the Bush administration can't deny the reality of global warming," she said. "The governor is aligning herself and the state of Alaska with the most discredited, fringe, extreme viewpoints by denying this."

7. Denies that global warming is man-made. Global warming affects Alaska, but is not man-made. (Aug 2008)

8. In her first annual State of the Union address: she stated that she wanted to open the 19-million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for drilling and other development. The refuge has been a federal protected area since the Eisenhower administration. Both Obama and Palin's new running mate have opposed the measure, although McCain has wavered (and did reverse his longtime opposition to offshore drilling this summer).

**Note: if this wildlife refuge is open what will stop the government from tapping into all our national and state refuges, forests, and parks?***

9. In Bristol Bay, home of the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world, Palin has supported miners on a project the fishermen say threatens their livelihood, as well as populations of bears and caribou. In 2007, Palin welcomed President Bush's lifting of a ban on oil and gas development in federal waters off the bay and the Aleutians Islands.

10. Sarah Palin experience consists of serving as mayor in a small (9,000 people) town (huge meth problems that have not changed) and less than two-years as governor

In that short time, she has come under investigation in a wrongful firing case involving her former sister's former husband.

11. McCain's choice, an obvious ploy to placate women voters, should make us all question his judgment.

12. believes creationism should be taught in schools as an alternative to evolution.

13. voted against women’s right to chose, voted against women’s right for equal pay

14. Opposes stem cell research. (Aug 2008)

15. Every baby is created with a future and potential. (Aug 2008) No child left behind (currently effecting the progress of non-handicaped students in schools nation wide)

16. Chooses life, even if her own daughter were raped. (Nov 2006)

17. Claimed major triumph: $500 million subsidy for gas pipeline. (Aug 2008) Gasline Inducement Act: 1,715-mile natural gas pipeline. (Aug 2008)

18. Commercialize Alaska's North Slope natural gas. (Aug Agrees with Obama on more Alaska oil & gas production. (Aug 2008)

19. Lift moratorium on offshore drilling. (Jul 2008) Convinced McCain to drill offshore; not yet on drilling ANWR. (Jul 2008)

20. Unlock ANWR; we're ready, willing and able to contribute. (Jun 2008) Convince the rest of the nation to open ANWR. (Jan 2007)

21. Fish platform: "Resource First" philosophy. (Nov 2006) Opposed protections for salmon from mining contamination. (Aug 2008)

22. Sue US government to stop listing polar bear as endangered. (Aug 2008)

23. Don't duplicate effort in monitoring cruise ship emissions. (Oct 2006)

IM NOT SAYING OBAMA IS GREAT OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT I AM JUST SAYING THAT SHE IS NOT THE ANSWER FOR SPORTSMAN, NATURALISTS, ENVIRONMENTALISTS, CONSERVITIVES, Or PEOPLE THAT LIKE THAT SOME OF THIS WORLD IS PROTECTED UNDER LAW!!!!

I would love to hear other opinions from fellow hunters b/c there is so much BS out there and i want whats best for those who use the land and appreciate it non spoiled by those who are looking to save a buck.

From: Bear Track........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Do I ever wish we had a lady like her up here in Canada. You boys count yourselves lucky to have the next 4 years with those 2 at the helm. Myself, I think Condelisa would have been a slam dunk for the Repulicans. This option is a close second, if not very equal.

From: JT........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: T Mac........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

She supports outdoorsmen, stands up for what's right and she's appealing to the eye. McCain needed to think outside the box and he truly has done that. God Bless the USA!

From: BladeRunner........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: carbonarcher........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

A vote for the Republican ticket this fall is a vote for yours and mine's way of life, the outdoors and hunting. If Obama get elected he will appoint a minimum of 2 supreme court judges, and if he gets a second term, possibly up to four. That would have us with a liberal Supreme vourt system and a Democrat controlled Congress and a democrat controlled White House. Are those who feel Obama needs to be in the White House quite blind to that fact? It WILL be a slow death blow to the life I love and live. A vote for Obama will be the start of the end of my way of life, and the way of life MOST of us on this site love. A vote for Obama is a vote FOR gun control, FOR PETA, and for the end of this way of life that most of us hold so dear.

Sarah Palin is qualified as anyone else on this planet, save for a previous president, to be in the position that she is in. It was a great choice made by McCain.

From: tracy warren........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Totally Agree Pat.I can't help but laugh as I read the comments of her detractors.She's got the libs in such a tailspin,they don't whether to sh*t or go blind.And too boot,She is "ONE HOT MOMMA".

From: Big Fisherman........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

We need a leader with the ability to draw from their own personal experiences with life as we live it. God help us if Obama wins.

From: jeff w........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

23 good reasons from Don on why to vote for her! THANKS!!

From: Tigereye........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

She does not come across as a politician but someone to kick some butt in DC. Its very difficult to deride a "genuine" person because she puts on no front to expose. She not only talks the talk but walks the walk. She is more Main Street than Wall Street. Notice the pictures of her that are circling around. Not photo ops but genuine stuff you would find in a scrap book. Anyone would feel comfortable sitting and talking to her. Most if not all would be a little on edge talking to Obama, Biden and even McCain. God Bless this breath of fresh air.

From: WisconsinDon........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

Hunting is a management tool and if anything is to go it will not be bow hunting, the democrats dont have it right either but that is why one person doesn't make the rules and laws. There are steps that are taken before anything actually changes in government (Please research how a bill can become a law and you will see how many people it takes in order for any change to take place) If we open ANWR what will stop the gov from opening up all our national parks, forests, preserves, and refuges to drilling, mining, and harvesting of all natural resouces b/c it is what the lobbiests want to keep the United States dependant on. This is a scary election b/c it is very superficial and both sides are playing the same change game.

From: Lou Compton........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

100% agree. For the first time in several years I won't be choosing the lesser of two evils. Now I can really get behind a candidate and enthusiastically pull that lever.

From: one shot........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: Quinn @work........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

I was voting for McCain until Palin was chosen. She may hunt and be for sportsman but I hardly believe she has the qualifications to be in the whitehouse. What a horrible choice for the Republican party. Now the Republican's have rounded out their "oil ticket".

Quinn

From: Bake........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I agree WisconsinDon. . . 23 good reasons TO vote FOR Palin. She doesn't let emotion get in her way, she makes coldly rational decisions. That's what we need.

From: NorthernWY........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

At first I had my doubts about Governor Palin. I thought it should have been Romney. However, after hearing her speak at the RNC I am for the first time 100% behind the McCain ticket. She is awesome.

From: huntryx........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

This is a joke, right? Or at least, that was my first response to the news that this 20-month governor and self-described "hockey Mom" was Sen McCain's choice of running mate. Then I started to get angry. It is disrespectful of the mighty job at hand (undoing the last 8 years) to put such a newbie in high office (I have the same complaint about Sen Obama); it is disingenuous to pick a woman as a running mate to try to win over the disaffected HRC voters--women are not interchangable pieces on the chess board; it is dangerous to place a fundamentalist like Gov. Palin in a high office--hasn't the George Bush/John Ashcroft agenda taught us anything about people who "know what's best" for everybody else and the politics of religious morality? You think because she comes from Alaska and knows her way around rifles and rods that she's going to help sports'men'?? Think again! This is a person who wouldn't mind paving over what's left of the wild places if it means a few bucks in the pockets of the powers that be. You know don't you that citizens of Alaska get dividends every year because of all the oil money that flows out of the state? IT'S ALL ABOUT MONEY FOR THOSE ALREADY RICH AND ALWAYS WILL BE!!!!

From: bowtough........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

McCain had my vote anyway. But this is a defenant plus!

From: Trebarker........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I would vote for Richard Simmons before I'd vote for Obama. Don't like what McCain offered, that is until he made this choice. She is my age, good looking, likes to hunt, is not afraid to stand/speak out for what she believes in, and she is not part of the main stream political community that we have now. I would have voted for her to be the President.

From: lewis........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Lets see my wife hunts and fishes I sincerely believe a mayor and govenor of a state that has land mass as large of over 20% of the lower 48 is much more experienced than a "community organizer" whatever that is.She or McCain has no Muslim ties I feel that is a plus.How can you attend a church with a preacher who openly preachs hate toward the white race and you say you never noticed it and then suddenly under pressure you leave the church after 20 years.Yeah I agree.

From: Man of Stihl........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

This move is, in fact, exactly how the founding fathers envisioned our government from the start. It sure took long enough!

From: ORARCHER........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

:):):):):) I LOVE IT !!!!!!!!!

From: BRONCO........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Palin & Mcain, they are the ticket we have needed for sometime. My wife and I subscribe to Alaska Magazine and several months ago on the front cover was a picture of Gov. Sarah Palin and the story of the hottest Gov. in the U.S. Her accopmplisments and the love for her family and the outdoors (hunting &fishing) she is a true warrior, just the person we need to fight for our hunting rights. The minute I heard that John Mcain chose her for his running mate they immidiately got our vote. This gale is no joke and it does not surprise me that fellow hunters in this country would dissagree, I'm sure Obama and Biden would love to go hunting with you as thier walking putting up closed to no Hunting signs.

From: LiteSpeed1........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

Everybody talks about how Gov Palin is a very good looking woman, and that they are happy she's a hunter and "hockey mom". Jessica Simpson is easy on the eyes too, but I don't think I would want her running the country. McCain is grasping for the female vote, but I don't think this country can tolerate another 4 years of the current administration's policies.

I know how many houses I own.

From: TaterSalad ........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I find it interesting that those detractors that say we are uninformed are the least informed. Obama will be a disaster if elected. His policies will definitely sink the economy. Domestic production of energy is THE issue of our time. If we do not get off the foreign energy our future is doomed. I don't think its the only answer but it is a part of the equation until we develop new technologies.

From: rem_kujawa........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: jjm16........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

What a great choice...Not a washington insider. She will do a great job at taking on the Washington corruption. It is just the icing on the cake that she is a true conservative and a HUNTER and a SPORTSMAN...I will be contributing to the republican party for the first time.

From: MissingStrands Work........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

huntryx,

Are you completely clueless. I know this is not the place to talk about Bush. But I have to at this point. Give me one example (just one) of something that was PRESIDENT BUSH'S SOLE DECISION, that is hurting us. Iraq? Nope that was a group decision by our complete government. Katrina? Nope that was god's decision. 9/11? nope that was Obama's - Oops I meant Bin Ladens decision. Enron? - Nope that was a stupid/greedy CEO. Housing market correction? Nope that was greaty home owners that wanted to beat the Jones and bought what they could not afford!

None of these situations were of Bush's making. And are not things ANYONE can fix. Not McCain, not Obama, not Ron Paul. They just happened! Its life, things happen. You and the media just need someone to blame.

From: Jim........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

There are towns larger than her state...this honeymoon will end quickly. There were so many other much more qualified to be his VP, this was a lame attempt at grabbing the female vote. Seriously, if McCain kicks the bucket can you see her running this country, no friggin' way...come on people.

From: 4FINGER........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

100% AGREE...4finger

From: MissingStrands Work........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Jim,

I can see her running the country before I can see Obama running it.

From: BullCrazy........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I love the fact that those who disagree with Palin says she doesn't have the qualifications to be VP or run the country if something happened to McCain, remind me again of anything Obama has accomplished? How is he somehow more qualified to run the whitehouse oven Palin? So, you would rather have someone running our country that is more entrenched in special interest groups than someone who has no ties them?

Those of you out there that think Obama is a good choice need to get your pocket book and pen out to pay for your huge tax increases he will institute. Having government run healthcare is always a good idea too, just ask the euros and canadians that spend hours in line at the hospital in hopes that a doctor who has no motivation to see you will get around to it, that is if you have the hours to fill out the paperwork and the will to jump through government hoops and red tape.

The first three words of the Constitution of the United States sums it up "WE THE PEOPLE" were the ones to intended to run the country, yet Obama wants more government control, therefore taking less control from the people, yeah, really great choice. Our country is at a crossroads and we need someone we know will fight for us, McCain has and will continue to do so.

From: WisconsinDon........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

She has the highest approval rating of any governor b/c she has bribed the permanent residents. Nearly every Alaskan received a check for $1,654 (€1,183), their share of the state's oil riches, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin announced.

The dividend checks are derived from the state's oil royalty investment program and distributed each year to eligible residents — just for living there for a full calendar year.

I would love my governor too regardless of who they are if i got an additional $1654 a year for everyone in my house hold including kids just b/c some companies are stripping the natural resources from the state and shipping them who knows where.

Another Example Omya, the Swiss mining company privately-owned by Max Andre and Eric Schachenmann, one of the largest calcium carbonite mining co in the world Omya owns land in more than 20 Vermont towns. The marble vein in Vermont runs north to south, from Canada to Massachusetts. Omya's business depends on the purest, whitest marble, which they grind into small particles finer than dust. Omya's mineral extraction and processing in Vermont is part of a $4.3 billion dollar (in 1998) global industry that produces an estimated 15 million tons of industrial minerals. Paper, paint, and plastics dominate the market with 93% of the market. Currently Vermont Sees lttle money for there natural resources but the company is sure to leave the state after its depleated what they came for leaving Residents with numerous eye sores from strip mining, reported noxious odors that made them gag when they took a walk in the neighborhood, noise problems that kept them from sleeping at night, dust, white water discharges, concerns about the safety of drinking water, and more

If even some of that money went back to vermonters, you would have the same apporval rating for such distruction. Would that approval rating then be enough to qualify that gov. to be VP. I dont think so.

From: mouse........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: BullCrazy........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

WisconsinDon, so you feel Palin is unqualified for the VP, please enlighten us and tell us of the qualifications of Obama.

From: Azsandman........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

OK, I kinda agree. As I recall from reports, isn't Wooten, who shot his wife's Cow Moose, was given a slap on the wrist fine. He shared the meat with Palin, apparently she knew....wouldn't that be accessory to the crime? Correct me if I'm wrong. Not sure yet on her as a VP, want to see her on the VP debates........

From: badly70........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: MissingStrands Work........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

OK I am done after this comment because you all have me worked up. WisconsinDon. That "bribe" is CALLED A BALANCED BUDGET AND A Surplus which should always go back to the people. Wow I really hope you don't vote. LOL I honestly am starting to think some of you can are only against her because she is a women!!! Because so far everyone that dislikes her is making crap up just because.

From: Two Shot........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Palin for president, Palin for president...

From: Canteathorns........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

How does being an outdoors person qualify someone to lead the country? She was mayor of a very small town, very small. She hasnt even completed one term as governor. She is a very old heartbeat away from being the president, if they are succesful. Wake up people! We dont need Alaskas oil. We need something else other than oil. And all you Caribou hunters out there, Pat included, what would more drilling in Alaska do to the herd? What about keeping public lands public instead of privatizing them. Sportsman definitely dont need her or the rest of the GOP machine.

From: Driver........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: LONEBULL........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I'm impressed with her. I feel she has just as much experience as Obama if not more.

From: trapper........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

One thing is for sure, everyone that I have spoken to says that she will be able to relate to the middle class and working class of people , and that is something that has been missing from American polotics in Washington for along time. Even if she did not hunt, I thing she is a powerhouse that will shake up the status quo (sp?). Whether she be Republican or Democrat she will be getting a lot of votes, one from me. I think I have a crush on her already!!!!

From: born2hunt........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I already posted without comment, then went back to read all the responses.

Those who question her ability to hold the high office don't seem to notice that she currently governs a state with more land-mass than any other state and a population on par with many small countries.

If that's a "lack of experience", then I guess I don't know the definition of the term.

I think it's just Big City liberals way of attacking someone they know they can't beat and knowing that if it's said, the lead-me-by-the-nose types will follow.

Small Town Ken

From: nwnmaaron........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

I am really disappointed in Mc Cain's choice here. I have heard too much from someone that works in Alaska State Government to think this is a good choice. This would be a non-issue if Mr. McCain was not 72 years old.

So she hunts. Lots of people hunt. Seems like everyting she wants to display herself on is for political reasons. She also says it is part of God's plan to have soldiers go to Iraq. WTF?? I am an Iraq vet and have no confidence in someone who believes that an American/human agenda is part of any higher being's plan. People who think this way are the same kinds of folks who think it is God's plan to hijack planes and kill innocent people.

From: NVHIWALL........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

VERY NICE TO SEE SOMEONE OF HER CALIBER. A FRESH FACE FROM THE STATISQUOE.

From: Formerbutcher........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: Bob Kill........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Agree I never thought I would be backing any woman for office...... times have changed we need Sarah.

From: carbonarcher........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

WisconsinDon, now it is you whom are so greatly uninformed. The residents of Alaska have gotten virtually that same check every year since long before Gov. Palin took office. This year they got an additional $1200 per family (at least my cousins did)to help them with the oil crisis, both vehicle and heating. My guess is that you are grasping at straws and probably also will be the first person to belly ache about how much taxes you pay, despite wanting to vote for someone who will create huge social programs which will greatly increase your taxes.

Also Don, if you think bowhunting won't go away, just wait until most of our firearms are banned and we do not have the support of firearms hunters to help keep seasons in place with their vote. You think your lovely Illinois senator will look at bowhunting from our view point, or PETA's? Open your eyes, man. It truly scares me that people would even come this site and have any love for hunting at all and feel that voting for Obama is a good choice.

From: Mad_Angler........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I really like Sarah Palin. I would much rather have a real world hocky mom than a Harvard lawyer trained in the Chicago political machine...

From: seaofglass........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

A poll on FOX news said that 44% of Americans think Sarah Palin has more experience to run our country than Obama. WOW!!!

A down to earth, moral, ethical, actually doing things rather than talking about them kind of leader! Its about time!!

100% AGREE!

From: Huntsman........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Palin has been the Mayor of a small Alaskan town...Obama has been a Community organizer that made $14k a year. Now that’s “experience”!! Palin has 20 months in as the Governor of Alaska, thus she has 20 months of administrational experience…Obama has been a State of IL legislator, and a US Senator, in which time he has not introduced one piece of legislation. But he’s a great orator. Palin will support lowering our taxes, support level-headed Supreme Court appointees, support and the “drill now” platform. Obama will want your guns, money, and would rather have wolves running around than give the States precedence of how to manage their own lands.

RxBob says he’s a “dyed in the wool Republican”, but he’s voting for Obama. LOL…what an absolute joke! Obama is anti-gun, anti-energy, anti-sportsman, and anti-religion. However, he is pro-abortion, pro-gay rights, and supports radical ministers…

From: huntryx........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

TSK TSK To Missing Strands Work. No personal attacks, please--I am far from "clueless". It is impossible to think about who will be the next leaders of this country w/o looking at the last bunch and the damage done by their arrogant and self-righteous decision making. George Bush, as President, bears the direct responsibility for those decisions. Republicans, themselves, try to distance from the Bush presidency. Who's clueless?

From: WisconsinDon........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

Honestly, I am more of a republican than anything, i am a conservitive. I am just feed up with the governments corruption and crazy spending on things that dont impact the american people directly. (Mars, Iraq, etc..) I believe in base line equality for all, not total equality in every way but i do believe that all citizens need to be protected by those who look to take advatage. I think everyone should have the right if they can afford it to go and get the help where ever they want, when ever they want.

I wish that instead of this two party system we have in place, there should be representitives from both parties leading our country. If we were able to put together a ticket that included nominations from both parties there could be ongoing debates about how our counrty is run throughout there term instead of letting one man or woman's appointments (staff)and lobbiests from either party control our countrys future. Something has to change!!!!

I know that what can be done in one or two terms can change as the country changes, americans see a problem and if one way doesn't work they will go with the other way the next time they have to vote. it is going to be hard to undo 12-16 years of similar government, where as if change doesn't happen in 4 years the american people will go back to a republican reformer like mccain if he is still alive.

I don't believe Obama is qualified or the answer either, both parties are not putting there most qualified out there. This election is all messed up with propganda and similar messages to confuse the american public about what is the best choice.

From: Hyde........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

WisconsinDon & Canteathorns,

Have either of you looked at the area of ANWAR where the drilling is proposed? It is a barren wastland that resembles Saltflats more than Forest. The area is a pimple on the shoreline of the refuge. I agree that we do need an alternative to oil, but how long is that going to take. How long are you willing to pay $4.00/gallon of gas from the radical middle eastern countries? If you choose to have Hussein Obama in office we will continue to buy fuels from those same radical countries that whole heartedly support him as well. He will continue to shut down our OWN Production of fuels that we need until we find an alternative. How long will it be? All you brain washed Change Junkies think it can happen overnight. Think about it.

Hyde

From: BullCrazy........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Again, any of you who say she is not qualified, PLEASE, tell me the qualifications of Obama. You can't that is why, he hasn't done anything!

Those of you who question her qualifications don't realize that by saying you want some who has more qualifications is also saying at the same time you would rather have someone in the whitehouse that has been in the "machine" as you describe for years and years. You would rather have someone like Obama who is backed by special interest groups than someone who isn't and has fresh ideas, someone who doesn't care what some of those groups have to say and will stand up to them cuz she doesn't have to repay any debts to them. That makes a whole hell of a lot of sense, and your speaking out of both sides of your mouth.

Get someone in there with fresh ideas who is more like the average "blue collared" citizen of this country, someone who will actually fight for what we care about, THAT is why we care whether she is a sportman or not, cuz SHE will fight for us and our hunting rights. THAT is why this is posted on a bowhunting website, cuz it affects what we love and we need to elect those who will defend OUR rights to hunt. Obama could care less about our hunting rights, he's already stated as much.

From: DeerSlayer08........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Got news for everyone who says she doesn't have the experience. It isn't like Obama has tons of experience either. I like her because she seems like a normal person who hasn't been corrupted by washington like everyone else in politics. It would be nice to have someone who really cares about the people she is serving. And Wisconsin Don why would it be so bad to teach our kids about creationism (the truth)instead of the biggest lie of all time which is evolution. Some people need to study the facts before they complain. Not a huge fan of McCain but with Palin he gets my vote.

From: live2hunt........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

For you who disagree, that's your choice. It sounds like your more concerned about her lake of experiance to be a the President. SHE's NOT RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT! McCain is. Tru, she could be president if something happens to McCain (you sound like he's dead already) which hasn't happened very often. If your going to vote Dem. this fall, and your complaining about Her non-experiance, WHAT HAS OBAMA GOT FOR EXPERIANCE? and he is running for PRESIDENT???? He has no right to even be there. If your voting Democrat because they are the "party of the people" and that's what you were taught by parent's or unions or whatever, think of this, the Democratic party isn't made up of the idea's and thoughts of when it was the "party of the people". It is now run by the Far Left, anti-everything American, loony's, and I will never have anything to do with it. Any time they get someone close to being a good choice, that party shoots them down. They are a joke.

From: B........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: Brotsky........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I'm pretty sure Wisconsin Don has now lost all credibility. I'm guessing he also has a Madison zip code. I don't understand how someone could be against the residents of Alaska receiving $1600 per year when Obama would create social programs giving much, much more to people who simply choose not to work. Open your eyes man and stop drinking the Obama kool-aid.

From: Billhuntz........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

I agree that she is good for hunting and fishing, but she is awfully scary for the future of regular people and this countries future.

We should not quote any news services polls, CNN says women are leaving McCain in droves due to this pick, they can slant polls in favor of their views. I know FOX wouldn't, just the other guy.

The conservatives were proud the raised $1M after Palin was announced, well, the doms raised $10M following her speech!!

I think McCain threw away any chance he had with this choice. I am an ardent hunter and gun owner, but, I am selling guns to pay bills. The rich folks have gotten very much better over the last 8 years. Cindy McCain wore a pair of $280,000 earrings to the convention, is that the definition of elite or what!!

From: Gunny........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Politicians are not all the same but we all know this is a big game to them, I see that most of us on here have a good head on our shoulders. I believe the ones that disagree... their judgement is clouded, all they see is Bush when they Look at McCain & Palin and flock to something different...driven by fear, but they are not the same people. If you think that for one second that the war will end if Obama is elected you are really clueless as to what is really going on. I agree with Fred Thompson... "It is a breath of fresh air!"

From: Missing Whitetails........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: BullCrazy........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Carbonarcher, very well said. How anyone that comes to this site could be for Obama also blows my mind. It just doesn't make any sense how you could be pro-hunting and be pro Obama too.

WisconsinDon, you just admitted that Obama is not qualified either, so why back someone who you or anyone else is this country knows anything about, who is in bed with anti-hunting and anti-gun groups? Why not vote for someone whom you at least we know has our backs? True, no candidate will ever be perfect, but McCain/Palin we know will be there to support us and defend our rights to hunting and other rights we have as citizens of this great country. Can you honestly say that about Obama?

Educate yourself people, don't listen to the liberal media and their lies, find out for yourself what these candidates stand for and who they are associated with.

From: BullCrazy........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Billhuntz, why is she scary for the future of regular people and this country's future? Please elaborate on that if you would. Is that something you heard on CNN?

From: BowSniper........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Sure, I don't think Palin is ready to take over the presidency on day 1, but how can anyone who uses that argument against Palin ever support Obama instead???! The presidency is going to one of two people, McCain or Obama... and if being ready or experienced is being discussed, only McCain has those qualifications. Obama "sounds" like a leader, but he has never led.

Palin was likeable and spirited. She spoke about small town America to all of America. I was not sure what to make of her until that speech. Now I am a huge fan. I hope McCain survives a couple years to train her right, and then she will lead us well into the future. Next election if its Hillary versus Palin, there will be no contest!

From: Muleball39........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I think it is funny that some of you disagree, She may not have the credentials to run this country but neither does Obama. Hell she has more balls than he ever thought about having.

From: piton........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

BET, If his Muslim upbringing is what is swaying you the other side you should probably read his book. Obama is not a Muslim.

From: Stan NJ........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

A breath of fresh air...and NO political baggage on 'the hill'.

I would have voted against Obama anyway but now I'm enthusiastic about my choice!

From: HeadHunter®........ ........ This Individual Has One Chance Left to comply with our rules of decency ....... Date: 05-Sep-08
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Agree

For those that 'disagree'.....You are The Problem! Those that 'follow' Obama are The Problem! It will be 'you' that ruins America...The Problem!

Obama is a Empty Suit! I'm from Illinlis too! I've seen what HE HASN't Done! I've seen the bad he 'has done'! He is NOT what AMERICA needs!

Sarah Palin has more class and more experience in her short time than Obama could ever have in His Long Time!

Citizens with Full Auto Weapons....Our Right as Legal Law Abiding Citizens! (nuff said)

John McCain at 72...his life span?.....John Kennedy never lived that long! Obama's life span?....he may not live that long either.....WE don't have a choice in our life at to how long a life we do have!

BUT....Sarah Palin, with the cabinet and staff, can and would run America......better than Obama, because Obama will trash America and The People and Life will never be the same....it will be worse! Then people will have to cling to their guns and religion and a Great Civil War in America will errupt aginst government. The Free People of American Citizenship will not let Government take complete control of their lives.....Won't Happen!

Obama is a Muslim! (read his books) He is Racist and Hates America! He is crooked and can't be trusted. He has many 'brain washed' into following "Hail Bob the Comet" and it will lead to death of America and it's people!.....and His Followers will be The Problem too!

John McCain and Sarah Palin ARE "The Right Choice"!

CNN and other news media and some 'rag' magazines are The Problem Also! Obama supporters are trashing America by Supporting Obama is The Problem also.

It amazes me that Free Speech and Rights gained from Our Forefathers and The U.S.Constitution and Veterans, that "others" use THAT to Sabotage America the Nation and It's Free People!....'other'....legal citizens of our great nation that don't evidently like where they live and work and raise their kids. I have this to say:....If You Don't Like America The Way It Is and was founded on....God and Marriage between a man & a woman and Legal Citizenship and Protecting American Soil and It's Citizens, etc.........LEAVE!

YOU are The Problem!

From: BullCrazy........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

His father is a muslim and he is backed by muslims in the middle east, that buddy is a fact. I wouldn't believe his book any more than I would believe his comments in person.

From: MTQUIVER........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

This is by far exactly what we need. A true American man taht has been there and done that. Backed by a true American hardworking woman that aint scared to get it done.

From: white devil........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

1000 percent yes!!!!!!

From: Melissa B........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

I don't know about you guys/gals here but I am setting here laid off of my job due to the economy, for high fuel costs (worked in transportation) We CAN'T go another 4 years with someone that voted 90% with Bush, I am a avid bowhunter and fisher. But we are in dire need.

McCain once stated middle class is over 5 million, well I am sorry I don't have as many houses like him, I am working my a$$ off to keep the one house I do have.

So who cares if Palin is a avid hunter and fisher, well so am I, I think she needs to step back and spend more time with her family, they clearly need it and less time trying to be something she isn't ready for.

Yes I know alot of people feel Obama doesn't have the experience to do the job, but if you stop and look at the economy, the experience sure didn't pay off...now did it?

My vote will def. go to Obama!!!

From: crow3........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

WONDERFUL CHOICE, I for one am thrilled with senator McCain's choice, she stands head & shoulders above bitter Biden. GOD BLESS AMERICA

From: laketrout........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Finally--- a ticket I can get excited about--a breath of fresh air. We don't need an experienced community orginizer running the country.

From: Driver........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

She is FAR more qualified then obama and doesn't hang with unrepentant terrorists , American hating preachers, and do underhanded deals with felons.

I for one am better off then I was 8 years ago and most Americans are it just gets tilted by the driveby media who unabashedly want a socialist government run by barry junior.

I can't wait for the VP debates to see her clean bidons clock.

From: Buckfvr........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

Although I do not support OBama, I still see the McCain camp for what it is.....and Sarah is just another smoke screen....and you guys are all too easy. And Hyde...we pay 4 bucks a gallon for domestic fuel now..our country charges us the going rate for crude...they post record profits...drillin in ANWR will cost billions, and we will pay through the nose for our countries explorations and technology. And once this door is swung open, nothing will prevent them from kicking us out of national forests and state lands so they can exploit the land there as well.....Its all about politicains/crooks with an agenda for the wealthy in America....middle Americans will continue to be the goats. R

From: AlaskaArcher........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

WisconsinDon - the permanent dividend fund that goes out to all Alaskan residents is percentage of the profits of a five year average of oil revenue investments. The gov of AK does not determine the amount - so it's hard to call it a bribe. Unless you are uninformed. Living in Wasilla, and having the priviledge to have met the Palins, I am astounded by all the inaccurate information I have heard about the Palin family and alaska in the last few days.

From: piton........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

"Obama is a Muslim! (read his books) He is Racist and Hates America! He is crooked and can't be trusted. He has many 'brain washed' into following "Hail Bob the Comet" and it will lead to death of America and it's people!.....and His Followers will be The Problem too!"

I think you better lay off the moonshine there good fella.

From: CTBowMan........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Quote of the Year!!!

“My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you’ll join with me as we try to change it.”

– Barack Obama

Ummmm call me crazy here, but if it's the "greatest" then why do we need to change it? Just more BS from BO!

~ Van

From: piton........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

If you think that's the quote of the year, you obviously have never heard our current president talk.My four year old nephew says more intelligent things then Bush.

From: seaofglass........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Sarah Palin for VP in 2008,

and PRESIDENT in 2012!!

Go get them and get'R done girl!!

From: deer tracker........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Completely agree, way to go out on a limb Pat!

From: Jim Hargest........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: Milo........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: Warren........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I hope to share a camp fire with the green post one day. I'll be voting for the American Hero and the moose hunter. What has the other guy ever done for his nation, or city, for that matter?

From: gadan........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Initially, I didn't really like the choice of a woman for VP until I heard her speak and read about her record. I am not a big McCain fan but believe she will help balance out some of his deficiencies.

The most important issues of our day are Security, energy, and the economy and the Dems will destroy each if elected.

My hope is that this ticket of McCain/Palin will put Republicans back on track to reducing spending.

From: WisconsinDon........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

Legislature passes $1,200 rebate

By WESLEY LOY

Anchorage Daily News

Legislature passes $1,200 rebate

Passage of the energy package was the Legislature's second major action of the special session. On Aug. 1, lawmakers approved an exclusive natural gas pipeline license for TransCanada Corp.

Gov. Sarah Palin is almost certain to sign the bill to pay Alaskans the rebate.

It was Palin, after all, who last month proposed that lawmakers pay out a $1,200 resource rebate as a way for the state to share some of its multibillion-dollar oil revenue surplus with Alaska residents.

The idea for a people's payment, however, originated in January with Haines Republican Rep. Bill Thomas, a commercial fisherman who suggested a $1,000 rebate, saying he was moved by a legally blind and diabetic friend forced to cut firewood for lack of money to buy heating fuel.

The governor also asked lawmakers to temporarily suspend the state's motor fuel tax, which is 8 cents on a gallon of gasoline. The suspension, which legislators passed, also covers taxes on diesel and other fuels used by truckers, commercial fishermen and pilots.

The resource rebate will be tacked onto Alaska Permanent Fund dividend checks going out this fall.

This year's dividend already was expected to be a big one -- a record, in fact -- at more than $2,000. With the rebate added on, the check likely will tally more than $3,200.

The energy relief package also includes money to expand the state's Power Cost Equalization program, which provides electricity subsidies in rural areas where power costs are much higher than in the state's major city, Anchorage.

Many lawmakers fretted over distributing $1,200 in free cash to residents. Some questioned whether rich people should get it, whether it was good public policy in an election year, and whether some might use it not for energy but for a big-screen TV set. One lawmaker, Rep. Harry Crawford, D-Anchorage, suggested a good bit of the money might "go up people's noses."

But Meyer said he and other lawmakers figure individual Alaskans know better than government how to spend their money. And because the state is fat with cash, many lawmakers felt it was only right to share some with strapped Alaskans, he said.

Surely Alaskans are unique among Americans this year. In what other state will citizens collect the triple crown of a resource rebate, the Permanent Fund dividend and the federal economic stimulus payment?

CASH = High Approval Rating = Good Govenor

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Hey there WisconiDON....no fair, you voted twice!!! Just like in November, you can only vote ONCE, so you better make it a good one!

From: rxbob........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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Unemployment rate now 6.1%(highest in 5 years),billions of dollars to bail out Fannie Mae due to lax regulations,housing prices dropping,rising inflation,rising energy costs,GM and Ford now wanting bailout money- all thanks to the Bush administration.My friends, I think right now hunting and fishing issues are the least of our worries,This dyed in the wool republican(who was a big supporter of John McCain in 2000) is switching to Obama!

From: Archer........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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good choice,but dont forget she is a wife,mother and a very confident women.i just hope the press doesnt try to ruin her and her family with all there nit-picking.they have my vote,im voting for the real american team,and i pray that that little slick talker osama dosent get in.if he does,were screwed,dan

From: Salagi........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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I was going to vote against Obama, as I believe that would be in the best interest of our country. Now I am going to vote for Palin for the same reason. Her stand on many issues is where I think we need to head. I think she has more qualifications to lead than some want to give her credit for. Plus, she has the "real life experience" that makes her seem more like a normal citizen instead of a political machine.

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From: bear code........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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SHE'S AWESOME!!!!!!!!

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I want to start by saying Palin is probly a great person personally.

BUT

Its funny to see the rightwingers here pin her up as a posterchild for their party and hunting.

I once heard a quote, " Dont have high expectations for people, they usually let you down." I would say that is doubly true for POLITICIANS.

I want to point out that if Palin "falls from grace" like many have in the media spotlight, you all will own up and say you you had a double standard, because or your political beliefs, and you put politics before hunting.

I also want to say that I do not agree with having Palin being the end all for us hunters. We dont know much about her, most of the people here here have only heard her speak once or twice, and known of her for a week. And they want to say she is "good for hunting"..... WOW. What does that say about how you feel about hunting if you will let someone you dont even know, be the Poster child for it? I love the sport to much to do that.

Let me all remind you that there is some things in her past when it comes to her family and poaching.

Dont be so quick to put her up on a pedestal.

From: jtb1967........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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I'll agree with my vote in November!

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She is not a "city girl". That is for sure. There are more women like this in the U.S. than most folks a lead to believe.

She should be running for President! Watch out Hillary. There is a REAL AMERICAN WOMAN in the Washington jungle.

From: SWAG........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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Well at least we know what Sarah stands for an who she is. 110% Home grown has family values. She has got a back bone that is for sure. She is not just a organizer on her resume.

McCAIN has more than paid his dues for this country. I am Retired Military an know what is take to keep America "SAFE"! SEMPER FI! Shake up Washington let them know we have had enough.

If you had to go into arms way who would you want to be in the fox hole with you? Been there done that got a tee-shirt. We don't need on the job training for President.

MY VOTE JOHN MCCAIN ANY DAY OF THE WEEK!!

From: John Scifres........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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Unless she can give me GPS coordinates to an elk for my Idaho trip next week, she pretty much isn't helping me. And, I guess compared to most female politicians, she is a "babe". She does clean up well and carries the confident woman in a man's world look well. I can't imagine working for her....or being her kid...or being married to her. She looks a bit like a hardash beeotch to me. I like a touch softer.

I bet she hurts the Mccain effort more than she helps.

I'm not real sure she'd be a boon to wildlands conservation either.

From: LungBuster........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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I don't know which is scarier. That Obama's VP and former Democratic oponent HRC both say that he is not ready nor capable of being President and running the country or that there are millions of people out there that feel he is ready and capable. God help us all if he becomes President,

From: Bernie1........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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From: Hyde........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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Rxrob,

Lets think about who controls the House & Senate, Oh that's right the Dems. Look at our economy 2 years ago before the change took place. Was gas $2.25/gallon? Were unemployment levels at the lowest in history? Were interest rates low, and housing prices rising?

When did things turn around for the worst? Oh I remember it was about 1.5 years ago. The president has very little say about what policies get pushed through. What about the $3+ Billion dollar farm bill that the house and senate passed? Do you know where that money went, 90% went to welfare programs, how in the world is that a Farm Bill? More of that to come if Hussein Obama gets elected. More social programs, subpar healthcare, and we get to pay for the people that don't work. How is he going to fund these programs? Taxes?

Hyde

From: off-dutyhunter........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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From: braves........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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From: beachbowhunter........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

The NRA and RNC think all hunters are idiots and that they have our votes in the bag. It pains me to see that they might be right.

From: Remmag........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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From: rattus58........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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masemaamed...

Let me tell you something... you obviously are a bowhunter.. for the rest of us, many also own guns. The only guns we'll have left if Obama is Elected will be the one on a pedestal honoring Davy Crockett or something, because he DOESN'T want them in your homes. Obama had a very clarifying interview with John Lott several years ago while a State Senator and his operative statements were, Americans shouldn't have guns, and he'd like them removed from everyone.

Palin is indeed a wonderful choice for the Republicans, has earned the right to lead, unlike many others in Washington. And when you look at Washington, you have marvel that they are taking your rights away everyday... and trust me... an Obama tax scheme is clearly designed to restrict your wealth and empower Washington. McCain's plan empowers all citizens in America. The giveaways of Obama's plan appeals to the tit-suckers, but what government gives, it too can take away... McCain at least wants to limit governments intrusions into our lifestyles.

Aloha..

From: onlybow........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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WISCONSINDON

you stated almost every reason why i like Palin..

she is a Republican, has that fact eluded you..

of course she believe in life.... of course she belives in creation as a science based theory that should be taught in shcool.... of course she is against stem cell research....

are you not aware of who you are talking about......

I love her.

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"The NRA and RNC think all hunters are idiots and that they have our votes in the bag. It pains me to see that they might be right."

True it amazes me to see the right wing hunteres so easily fall for the gimmick that was the Palin pick.

Its sad actually.......

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This is THE best choice I have ever seen for VP!

NOBOMBA08

From: Chuck'M........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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For me it's an easy choice - who's judgement do I trust most. When it comes to insuring the security and saftey of the nation I trust McCain/Palin to make the right decisions.

From: AlaskaArcher........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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WisconsinDon. You brought up the $1654 permanent fund and said it was a bribe from Gov Palin. I say it is not a bribe from the govenor because we were getting it every year, from when Palin was in High school.

The 1200 energy rebate is a handout. The state of Ak has a 14 billion dollar budget surplus this year. I can spend the peoples money better than the government.

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Nice job Pat! There will always be enough advisors and briefings/debriefings that Palin could pick up plenty (and sift the b.s. out) fast. Much of the hobnobbing abroad seems like it's for show anyway.

There will always be little and big things we don't like about each other, but given the choice of voting for a war hero and an outdoorswoman or a a couple of far-left liberals, I know which way I'll vote.

One of my favorite quotes from Palin's speech (and I don't care WHO wrote it, she delivered!):

"But here's a little news flash for all those reporters and commentators: I'm not going to Washington to seek their good opinion - I'm going to Washington to serve the people of this country."

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We need more strong willed Americans just like her serving in public office. I find it amazing that on the one hand so many people complain about all the "career politicians" then turn around and scream just as loudly about "lack of experience".

Palin has shown that she is a force to be reckoned with and it didn't take her 20 years to do it - you're going to fault her for that?

I'd vote for her for President without hesitation.

From: Pete In Fairbanks........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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Wisconsin Don needs to read what he "cut and pasted." It was the Alaska Legislature who passed the $1200 energy rebate. As Governor, Sarah DID sign it though.

I am trying to conjure up what is terrible about sharing money coming to the state from the "Big Bad Oil Companies" with the citizens.

Isn't Obama is proposing to "redistribute" oil company profits?

Come on man, just like with the "experience" issue, you can't vote "Present" on this one. You really can't have it both ways.

Pete From the Cool State with the Hot Governor

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I am sorry but the rest of world is laughing at Palin & co.... Anyway, it is your country, so enough said.

From: Van/TX........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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From: JP........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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From: buckiller........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

At this point, Republicans and Democrats are two sides of the same coin... No matter who you vote for:

- more jobs go overseas - the middle class get's the shaft - our rights get infringed upon - the politicians vote themselves pay raises - the school system gets worse - etc.... etc... etc...

The only reason I would vote for McCain is so that, hopefully, Palin would eventually become president in the next presidential election (2012).

However, I recognize that this country needs a miracle to survive it's current debt, irresponsibility ans social disgraces... It's not just up to the Leaders, we, the people need to turn away from everything that is an abomination to God...

From: Rooselk........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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I am glad that the focus on Palin helps to bring hunting and fishing activities to the national spotlight. That doesn't happen often and so I'd say that's a positive thing. But I don't decide my vote exclusively on hunting and fishing issues. For instance, I would never vote for a right wing extremist who believes that government should have the power to censor the books we read.

My friends and co-workers of some twenty-five years are currently looking for work due to a plant closing directly related to the economy. I was fortunate in that I had my thirty years in the industry was eligible for retirement. But that was not the case for most of my co-workers. I doubt that most of them will be hunting and fishing this fall.

We have had eight years of Republican government and the disasterous results are not hard to see. Enough is enough. Whether Sara Palin is an avid hunter is not the issue; America simply cannot afford four more years of the Bush/Cheney policies that would be continued by a McCain/Palin administration.

From: tim floyd@ofc......... ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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Small wonder the Dems are running scared now. Sarah rocks!!! Does anyone know how Obama bin Biden and company plans to pay for all they are promising???

From: Fred........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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BIG TIME!!!!! I was seriously considering voting third party, but this pick has got me fired up. Nice job Sen McCain, oustanding pick! The liberal media is pulling out all the stops, so you know they are dang scared of this women. Wis Don thank you sir for listing 23 very good reason to vote for her. And in listing those you can see you are no conservative sir, not even close.

From: WisconsinDon........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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2 cases of poaching in the Palin family:

In 2003, Mike Wooten (sarach Palin's ex-brother in law), his wife (sarah sister) and a friend were moose hunting. Upon spotting a moose, Wooten instructed his wife to shoot the moose since she had the permit, she refused so Wooten did.

After carting the moose back to town, Sarah Palin's father actually butchered it in his garage, and Wooten shared the meat with both Sarah and Todd Palin as well as her parents. Two years later, during the divorce battle, the family filed a complaint alleging that Wooten had taken that moose illegally. At least they waited until they finished the meat to file the complaint against Wooten.

Alaska's :

These are the laws and Reg's in Alaska, sounds like the palins are accessoires to poaching....::

You may not transfer your permit to another hunter

You may not possess, transport, give away, recieve, or barter any illegally taken game or game parts.

Unprocessed meat and other game parts may be transfered to others permanently (given as a gift) or may be transfered temporarily for the purpose of transport. In doing so, both you and the person taking possession must be able to provide a signed statement that includes : both of your names and addresses, signatures, when and where the game was taken, what specific game or parts of game changed hands and hunting license number of the person who harvested the game. You must show this statement and the meat to an ADF&G representative if asked.

It is your responibility to make sure that game is leagally taken before you accept or transport it.

2nd Story ::: Levi Johnston (future son-in-law). Was arrested by the state police in 2007 for poaching salmon. He was fined $379.

IS SHE THE FACE OF HUNTING OR TURNING A BLIND EYE TO POACHING UNTIL IT EFFECTS HER DIRECTLY!!!!!!!!!

I called the Alaskan Fish and Wildlife and am awaiting a call back to see what the penalties are for someone who accepts the responibility for processing and accepting illegally taken game.

From: drahthaar........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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From: stayfit........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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From: drahthaar........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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I do not want to be deceived again. Prison time would be to good for the current people in power.

From: Fred........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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Wis Don, every time you post you expose the fact your an absolute moron. 2nd story--your kidding right me right...future son in law--so she must be a poacher. Ex brother in law the one you were whinning about that she used as a whipping boy. Your actually embarassing yourself and can't seem to get past your hatred of the Republican Party to see it? Pretty pathetic my friend.

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IMO: Detroit politicans lead the nation in "prison time". (GRIN)

From: WisconsinDon........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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i'm just not sure that she is the face of hunting, she and her husband accepted and ate the meat, her dad processed the illeagally taken moose at his house, and im sure sarah knew who shot it and who had the tag. These are things hunting families talk about. Any moose hunt is a story worth repeating, we'll hear more about this sooner than most would like.

From: Wrench Devil........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I like how some of you that disagree think that Palin will end our hunting days. You better do some homework, because NOBAMA is 100% against gun ownership. If he gets you a job, you're still going to lose your house, because of his ridiculous tax hikes and he wants to be friends with the very people that hate us (MUSLIM). Who ever wins --- we'll still have to see how it is for another 4 years. I'm going with the VET. SEMPER FI!!!

From: TheArc........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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The horror....the horror. Johnnyboy Mac, I know that you have a lot of miles on you but if you make it in and then through four years without having to pass the baton I'll sleep a little bit better. God bless the Libertarian Party!

From: COONDOG........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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Experience this and experience that, everybody is talking about experience. Just what experience does obama have? HMMM tell me, some of you people gripping about her experience better look at the other side, not to much spilling out of him either is it. I guess if voting 130 times just present is experience then hes your guy, so go jump right in the bed with him. If community organizer is experience then pull the sheets up over your feet. If working with the anti-gunners is the experience your looking for then pull the covers up to your neck and snuggle up tight its gonna be a bumpy night. Yea hes got experience alright, alot of experience pulling the con job on a lot of people, so you just pull them covers right up over your head, and roll over because HOPE AND CHANGE is on its way, just remember to lube up first.

From: RedneckSundevil........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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From: tradtech@work........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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She's HOT! There I said it!

I like her. For me, she said the things I "needed" to hear from a candidate.

Every time O'bomber opens his mouth, I want to take my socks off and shove'em in his mouth...

From: Tater........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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From: Heat........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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WisconsinDon,

You lost all credibility with me when you started quoting the enemy (Center for Biological Diversity). You might as well be using PETA or HUSA to further your arguments!

The rest of you pinkos,

I don't care if she was the executive in charge of 2 or 2 billion, if she makes the right choices based on strong values and convictions rather than special interests, she's OK with me.

Nick

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From: BullCrazy........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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Rxrob nailed it, the blaim of the downward economy is placed squarely on the shoulders of the Democrats, and to say it is only Bush who is responsible shows your lack of knowledge about how the economy works. If you had any education as far as the economy goes you would know that the controlled house and senate BY THE DEMOCRATS have caused the negative impact on the economy. Pick up an economy book and read it before you say such assinine things. The Democrats are responsible for the down economy and with Osama in power it will only get worse, higher taxes, more control given to the government and less to the people, and more government welfare. All you do is reiterate what crap you hear on FOX and CNN, talk about the ones being suckered here. If sportman as a whole are for it, who are good hard working americans, then that should tell you who is the right choice. Most of you who oppose them are too stubborn to look at the facts just because they are republicans, and merely go from one topic to another, while completely ignoring the questions. If Obama had the right stuff I would have no problem voting for him just cuz he is a democrat....but he doesn't!

For any Obama supporter, what does Obama bring to the table? What are his credentials? Who the hell is this guy and why will he be good for America??? We can answer why our candidate will be good for America, why can't you??? "Change" can be bad too ya know.

From: Travis907........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

We finally have something to brag about when it comes to politics!

From: tim floyd@ofc......... ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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WisconsinDon we get the picture buddy you have issues with a REAL woman who just might have some common sense. Sarah rock on !!!

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WisconsinDon is a plant and my guess an alias. Most likely another poster here.

He's also violating Bowsite rules by not using a last name when he registered.

The lies about "poaching" are just a desperate attempt to smear a popular candidate.

The latest Rasmussen poll has Palin polling HIGHER than Obama.

The liberal, anti-gun, anti-hunting, pro-terrorist, anti-American crowd is finished

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Pat, again a political column you nailed perfectly. And obviously you noticed just as I did, that Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC absolutely could not hide her disgust after Palin's speech, sensing surely that the air had just gone out of Obama's sails and that the major media's lovefest with Obama had their first trial to face. She literally looked like someone just took a dump on her lap and she could not be objective nor even appear anyway except that she had just drank sour milk. I loved it. And that tool Olberman...geez, what a hater.

As a conservative, I'm electrified with the pick of Palin. As a person distrustful of much of those in authority, I believe McCain to be more trustworthy than almost anyone else in Washington, and picking Palin did not hurt that one iota. I think it's called integrity and either of these two have more of that than Obama or Biden combined tenfold. Not even close. It will be hard with a liberal Congress, but the pork has to end and these two just might be able do it.

And as an outdoorsman, I am thrilled with the second coming of Theodore Roosevelt! To some of the inane detractors above, either you don't truly value hunting and fishing as real important parts of your life, or you have been sipping the MSNBC Kool-aid for far too long to get it.

P.S. I have to laugh at those who bash McCain for voting 90% with Bush. Try Obama voting something like 95% with Reid/Pelosi, and remember they have lower approval ratings than President Bush. If you're going to use that as your yardstick, Obama still loses.

Pat, you hit another home run with this one!

From: BullCrazy........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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WisconsinDon, conservative my a$$. Either you have no idea about politics or you are posing here as a conservative but are nothing more than a wolf dressed in sheeps clothing....kind of like the politician you are supporting.

From: 30pointer@work........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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Yes, Sarah Palin is helping hunters. If you get away from the rural areas in this country, hunters are looked down upon my many, people don't understand the culture many of us grew up in where we learned meat and vegitables do not come from the grocery store. Not only is Sara unashamed of being a hunter but she is unashamed of being a WOMAN hunter. I think the right woman can be a better advocate for our sport than any man could ever be.

As important as hunting is to me, it pales in comparison to the importance of being a father and a husband. I want a president that will keep the country safe and give me the opportunity to provide for my family. I no longer consider myself a Republican because the party has decided to stop legistlating in a fiscally conservative way. What I like about McCain/Palin, is that they will not be afraid to stand up to the Republicans when they see that our tax dollars are being wasted. McCain is the best chance we have right now for fiscal conservatives to once again have a party that represents them.

From: Sad Daddy........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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Well it sure would appear to me that the green out numbers the red by far. Again I'll state that peoples approval for Sen. Mccain & Gov. Palin has ranged anywhere from her being a "hottie", and an outdoorsman to her executive experiences and hard nosed business dealings. However I see noone taking a stance for the fact that she's a devout Christian, devoted wife & mother of 5 is PRO-LIFE and of course against homo-sexual marriages. For those of you that disagree and are voting for Obama, and choose to call yourself Christian; consider what the BIBLE has to say about murder & homo-sexuality before making your choice.

From: Terry in Ore........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: 6x6........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Strongly agree!!!

From: rusticule........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

We already have too many "experienced" leaders in Washington. Respect for the constitution (as it is written) and strong moral values is what we need more of.

From: Frankie 2 Times........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

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I personally think she is an excellent choice to help gather the remains of the Hillary voters who are on the fence. Th emany tens of thousands of women voters were are upset that Hillary is out of hte race now have thier heads turned and looking to support their new poster pin up. I for one think John's choice is a an excellent one. Remember, its all about making the right choice to get you elected. It all marketing... and Sarah is taking the stage my storm. You can't buy that type of publicity.

I'm taking down my Farah Faucett swimsuit poster and replacing it with Sarah P in her librarian outfit.

From: Paul........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

What are you guys who don't like her talking about. I only heard about 2 "opinions" that had any appeal to honest consideration. The rest were just crazy. If you don't like her fine. But the kind of country that you liberal would like to see is one where real people (who make up the vast majority of Americans) would not nike to live and the founders of our country would quickly be expelled or censored or called religous nuts. Keep your liberal trash.

P.S. Don't call yourself a Christian and vote for Obama. It would be living a LIE!

From: Milhouse........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: Catfish........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

I agree she presents a good image for hunters, but that hardly qualifies her to be a heartbeat away from the Presidency. She is horribly unqualified, inexperienced, and untested. She's good at delivering zingers written by the republican party, but she is no where near capable of leading the most powerful nation on earth. To risk our nation to satisfy the need to have a hunter image is terribly narrow-minded. She is backward in her views on science, unknowledgeable in international affairs (which is why the republican party is keeping her away from reporters), antiquated in her views on women's rights, and she knows nothing about national or international affairs. She was hardly vetted and we only have 80 or so days to learn what she thinks about anything other than hunting. To put someone with this level of inexperience in the vice-presidency should scare anyone with a reasonable perspective.

But is she a dream babe? Yep - I'd buy a calendar.

From: fordguru........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I'm All For It!!

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She is a rockstar and has more executive experience than b. HUSSEIN obama.

From: Whitetail Slayer........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

How can anyone vote for a worthless brainwasher like Obama Hussian. If you think the world will get better with hime at the wheel get ready to move to canada. I will see ya there.

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It is sad that people like WisconsinDon get there news from the MSM and do no research themselves. I disagreed with Bush sometimes and with McCain but they are a long way better for us than a socialist with an ego the size of Alaska. Palin is great and I hope she goes far and make the big ticket in the next go around.

Anyone who purports themselves to be a Christian and votes for a candidate that advocates killing babies in and out of the womb needs to re-examine their claim to faith and stop walking with evil in their hearts. If you are not a Christian then why would you vote for anyone who wants to take money from your pocket and use it to build on the entitlement mentality of some in our country? There are many argument why NOT to vote for NObama, but only a couple that are against McCain but in the face of what NObama brings I can overlook them. Nobody is the "perfect" candidate.

Voting for NObama is a vote to end our way of life, period.

From: Shaft2Long........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

Badjuju and rxbob are pretty much on the money. Just 'cause the lady like to hunt doesn't mean she's going to do anything for the rest of our country.

We've got ALOT of MAJOR problems right now and hunting isn't one of them.

I don't like McCain because he's just a tax the hell out of the middle class and poor type of republican. Is there any other type? I don't like the fact that he still can't see what a failure Iraq is, the fact he wont admit we should never have been there. Something most republicans can't see.

I said last election if all we had in '08 was another Bush/Kerry type of choice I wasn't going to vote. These candiates aren't as weak as Bush and Kerry but I still can't, in good faith put one in front of the other. Think I'll vote liberatarian as well.

From: MissingStrands Work........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Catfish, Its been said here a dozen times now. What experience does Obama have? He is not trying to be a heartbeat away from the Presidency. He is trying to be the most powerful man on the planet.

From: maya........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: CWD........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I couldn't be happier to see Sarah Palin picked. She's an outdoorsman, has an 80% approval rate in a state of individuals and she is what the Republican party needed...a spark of youth and inspiration.

From: Shaft2Long........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

9 out of 10 respond with how good looking she is as a reason to vote for her. This isn't high school idiots, yea, she's good looking but that doesn't do a damn thing for running a country. I think the biggest reason McCain picked her is for the same reason. He's just hoping to get the "o" face in the oval office. Dispicable.

From: WisconsinDon........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

Sorry to disappoint, but I am not a poser of any kind, I am just a hard working & college educated sportsman with a lot of questions about both nominations and I have been looking at both equally with a fine tooth comb. B/c I don't trust either parties. We don't know what are lies and what is not a lie until we hear her and her family deny these allegations. I did not make them up just look online briefly and you can get the story. I am not a democrat or republican but I do have my own beliefs and the majority of my beliefs are conservative. I am not saying I am right or wrong I am just stating what I have learned from all media outlets.

About me: to those who think I am not a sportsman; I have hunted in WI since I was 12 years old, bow hunting when I was 16, trapping when I was 19, muzzleloader 22. I am now a 28 year old who has hunted in WI, NY, VT, ME, & CT. I am not quick to jump on any side. I am so glad that sportsman will have a voice in the debates but just b/c she is a hunter and fisherwoman doesn't mean that she is great and the right person for the job right off the bat. I looked at info on her and got a ton of info (both good and bad), just search into whom you support a little more before you believe everything at the RNC & DNC. I am merely playing the devils advocate so that I can learn more about what others think and why.

I am sorry about my last name I had it on my profile up to an hour ago until I started getting hate mail b/c of my comments so I took it off to protect my self and my family. It is frustrating, b/c I am merely trying to voice my opinion and learn as much as I can about Palin. My ideologies are not set in stone, actually far from it. All of us are bombarded by information (good and bad) I don’t know who is right, but the best way to get it worked out is to talk about it openly, not bash people who don’t share the same ideas as me. I live my life in constant flux and change opinions when I am wrong. I embrace information but take it as a grain of salt as all intelligent Americans should. If you want this to be a Palin love fest, which is fine I just thought I was a discussion about Palin, not a place to bash people’s beliefs. I am a bow hunter and an American and we all have hunting in common.

Again I do not support Obama, my decision on who to vote for will come after the next two months of debates.

From: KansasHeadHunter........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: Tom A........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: Rooselk........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

"the blaim of the downward economy is placed squarely on the shoulders of the Democrats, and to say it is only Bush who is responsible shows your lack of knowledge about how the economy works."

That's a lot of nonsense. We have eight years of an economy under the previous Clinton administration in which to compare the past eight years of the Bush economy. The current President not only inherited a budget surplus, the national debt had been reduced during the Clinton years. President Bush also had a Republican controlled congress for his first six years. So now try to blame the Democrats for the present economic downturn not only flies in the face of the facts, it shows how desperate Republicans to avoid taking the blame for the very policies they have championed for decades.

Albert Einstein once said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. That being the case, insanity must be rampant in the GOP ranks these days.

From: hunter47025........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

VOTE.....I think it is wonderful to have someone like her to consider. There is so much at stake, especially with "our way of life". To have someone with as much involvement in the outdoors and hunting rights out in the open, who cares what the "republicans" have done. We are just getting out of the Clinton mess now, or did we forget the BRADY BILL and all those other wonderfull things that game me hearburn when I read them.....AL

From: Rooselk........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

"she states plain where she stands and it is against what all the evil minded liberals want to spread on our country ,enough of your evil it is time to STOP!!! killing babies and protecting homosexuals ,the bible sayes they are worthy of death in the first chapter of Romans."

If you want a theocracy perhaps you ought to consider moving to Iran. You might be happier there. That way you could leave that messy liberty and freedom stuff to us moral reprobates who are willing to think for ourselves.

From: Owl........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

"She is backward in her views on science, Because she wants to offer Creationism as a school alternative to evolution? Because she thinks polar bears are, in fact, thriving as they are or because she believes we can drill domestically safer than some terrorist 3rd world Arab nation?

"unknowledgeable in international affairs" as evidenced by...

"antiquated in her views on women's rights," because the whole state executive and "nominated for the second most powerful person in the world" is soooo pre- Susan B. Anthony...

She's just a govenor...I should lament that her resume isn't the same as former Senator Ronald Reagan or former Senator William Jefferson Clinton...

From: hunter47025........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

WE AS HUNTERS AND OUTDOORSPEOPLE must forget our "party lines" and focus on our rights as given by the constitution. We must focus our energy in one direction, WE THE PEOPLE...

From: BullCrazy........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Shaf2long, For the last time, we are not going to vote for Palin just cuz she is a hunter, why do you people keep ignoring that? We like her for all of the other reasons AND she is a hunter as well. I don't think anyone here is saying they are voting for her based solely on that, it is just one more reason upon many.

You don't like McCain because of tax increases??? Are you freaking kidding me, do you have any idea what Obama is proposing, major major tax hikes, on top of the possibities of garnished wages in order to pay for better health care, and more control given to government in general.

One more thing, McCain does not want to be in Iraq more than you or I, but the job has to be finished before you leave, otherwise we will only be facing the same problems all over again like when it was left undone the first time during Desert Storm. He wants a timely removal of the troops but only when the job is complete. It is better for all of us if they finish what they started. You're more concerned with someone admitting guilt than the real issues here. McCain and many other americans have moved beyond pointing fingers and are focusing on a solution to fixing it, maybe you should too.

From: Bownut........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

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WisconsinDon, Come on you slammed Palin as a poacher because her "brother-in-law" killed a moose. He was a CONSERVATION officer, killed a moose with his wife's permit.

He said and still claims it was LEGAL to do (BTW Iowa has such a party hunting rule)

But beyond that you then JUMP to the conclusion Sarah is a poacher and knew all about it.

How is that fair and or objective?

Second the 16 year old boy was NOT dating their daughter at the time. Was your mother-in-law be held accountable for all of your sins before you even dated your current wife? How absurd is that? I can also say that is NOT a conservative value.

And yet you slander Palin by saying "2 cases of Poaching in the Palin Family"

Well last time I checked that's her daughter's boyfriend and isn't a Palin and never will be. To link his act, committed before he even started dating Palin's daughter, to Sarah Palin and then suggest this calls into question her ethics and position as a positive role model for outdoorsman is gutter ball politics.

As to hatemail I ain't buying it, but if it is true just tell Pat. I for one don't believe it.

Lastly Obama has a link to HSUS on his website. Any hunter worth his or her salt would find that reason enough not to vote for Obama

From: Stan NJ........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

WisconsinDon.....

Why have you NEVER posted on BS before this blog?

Yet today you are glued to your computer all afternoon.

From: S. C. Mercer........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I am happy with the selection. We had better start allowing diversity in the 'ruling class' before we end up with a group of narrow minded elitists telling us who we are and how we should live... Oh, I guess we are already at that point!

This country was founded by a group of people who were fed up with tyranny and King's rule (AKA: big government) and knew why they wanted a government made up "of the people, by the people, and for the people". What we have done in the last 366 years is come full circle back to where we started! We have given control back to the King and allowed ourselves to become servants to the 'King's rule'.... Wonder what Jefferson, Hamilton, Adams, Franklin, Washington and others would think about where their country has gone?

BTW, Why does WisconsinDon get so many votes here!!!

From: Grunt-N-Gobble........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: BullCrazy........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Rooselk, check your stats there, we had one of the strongest economies in decades i.e. the lowest unemployment, highest increases in wages, greatest GNP, lower gas prices, greater appreciation in home values etc. previous to the democrats taking over the house and senate two years ago. You are going to blame Bush and all the republicans for anything that happened previous to the dems controlling the house and senate, yet won't blame any of the dems once they took over, isn't that a bit hypocritical? The president only has limited control. There were some problems after 9/11, but aside from that what are you talking about?

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the question is "is Sarah Palin helping Hunters" well I don't know what she has done and it is probably safe to say she will not hurt hunters. Now whether or not she will be a good VP is up in the air. After all she really belives the earth is 6000 years old. WOW I wonder what other facts she chooses not to believe in.

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Some of you boys had better wake up and smell the coffee. This governor went after the CA congressman that wanted to stop aerial predator control in her state when the caribou herds were effected by over predation. WisconsinDan, cites the center for biological diversity as opposed to her polar bear suit. Well Dan they oppose us controlling predators in AZ in our core sheep unit that we use to transplant the species to others units and states. We went from a population of over 800+ sheep in the area down to around 400 from lions eating them and they keep block attempts for us to increase the numbers of lions we are allowed to take in the area from 1. Sound familiar? They support wolves in AZ and across the west, and have actively supported putting wolves in more units in our state 9. 10 , 8 Kaibab and the strip prime hunting grounds for Res and NR alike! It's time to actually step up and support a candidate that is willing to step up and protect your right to hunt and fish and she has proven it! The mess we're in today is a culmination of the last 16 years from both parties not knowing just how much an impact would be felt going offshore with many of our industries, jobs, and sending billions upon billions of dollars to them that we lost in our economy as a result. So the finger should be squarly pointed at both parties and it will take both parties to fix it! If you're a hunter and you want to continue to do so I'd support her because she's the only one that supports us and will stop the special interests that oppose what we do!

From: recurve43........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

strike wisconsin dons comments, you get one responce

From: WisconsinDon........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

I just don't think that she should be the "poster child" for hunting just b/c she hunts, if i came up with that info after searching for just a short time, who knows what will be dug up in the near future. I don't, nor should you assume she is clean, how long have you known about her, i just was introduced to her a few weeks ago. I never said SHE was a poacher but a possiable accomplice. When you harbor and protect a possible law breaker w/ knowledge of the crime. whats that called again ......? She obviously knew about it b/c she brought it up 2 year later when her sister was getting divorced and she was trying to have her sisters husband fired from the state troopers.

Also about her son-in-law, if he continues his "red-neck" poaching lifestyle it could hurt the families image even more. He is a liability!

Just b/c her wifes brother in-law was a conservation officer doesn't give him the right to break the law. In Wi. we also have group hunting laws when i comes to dear, but with bear you have to apply to be a 2nd shooter, the same is true in VT when it comes to moose. Just b/c your states laws allow you to fill others tags doesn't mean that the regs are the same in every state.

The "poster child" for hunting should be someone with no scrutiny behind them, if something comes out it would tarnish hunters everywhere. so in my opinion she whould hurt the hunting community

From: Slickheadhunter........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

You want to know why I think she was the right one for McCain to pick...just look at the libs and watch them all squirm.Anyone see chris mathews have a melt down while talking with Pat Buchanan? It was beautiful!

From: Stoney........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

agree.....I like the whole McCain-Palin ticket....Its the first time in 40 years that I think the candidates are worth voting for....and for sure....if they are for hunting...they have my vote.....

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I like this ticket!

From: Razorjack........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

From: Trillium........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

The measure of a good candidate is not the positions s/he has, but what impact will those positions will make in the general election. In other words, a person might like a candidate’s position on, say, gun control, but will that make a real, on-the-ground difference in the end? In any presidential election, the VP selection is based on two things: 1) will the VP harm the ticket, and 2) can the VP deliver votes. Palin clearly passes the first “no harm” test (although the current Alaska senate investigation is likely to continue to smolder), but can she make a meaningful contribution in terms of votes? McCain faces a serious, perhaps insurmountable, uphill battle, and I doubt his VP selection will do him much political good in the end.

With about sixty days left in the campaign (in reality, about forty days of active campaigning) the brutal math is as follows:

National popularity polls are meaningless. Candidates need 260 electoral votes to win. Currently, Obama has probably locked 197 of those electoral votes, and McCain has probably locked 81. The “pale blue” states give Obama an edge of an additional 63 electoral votes, while the “pink” states give McCain an additional 113. Polls also show Obama making slow but steady gains in nearly every demographic he needs to win. McCain’s challenge, then, is to win all the “locked” red states, all of the “pink” states (which he may do), AND strip away an additional 60 electoral votes from the “pale blue” states. At the same time, if Obama holds the blue, wins most of the “pale blue,” and wins even one of the pink states, it will be his victory. So, the question really is, can Palin make a serious difference to turn already Democratic-leaning “pale-blue” states red? In this regard, I doubt it.

Look at the “pale blue” states: Oregon, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota (where Obama is currently up by double digets), Colorado, New Mexico, Virginia, New Hampshire, North Dakota. Of that lot, the real prizes are Ohio and Florida. Will Palin make inroads into the Democratic-leaning of those states? To me, her record on hot-button issues that most interest voters (the economy, the war, etc.) suggests that she will not carry much weight in Florida, but maybe have some luck in Ohio. The other states are important to be sure, but it takes a lot of North Dakotas and New Mexicos to counter just one Florida.

Palin is also not likely to win over the disaffected Clinton voters. The majority of the women who supported Clinton are not likely to see Palin as someone with whom the identify politically – Palin takes the polar (excuse the pun) opposite position of the Clinton supporters on nearly every issue. Plus, winning Clinton supporters in already red or pink states is not likely to gain McCain much in the end – can Palin persuade enough Democratic-leaning Clinton supporters in “pale blue” states to vote for McCain in sufficent numbers to flip the "pale blue" to red? Again, I don’t see it. The Clinton voters have attracted considerable attention in recent months because of the nature of the Democratic primary, but in the end I suspect most will vote Democratic, despite all the media the rhetoric. Plus, Clinton herself and a couple of Democratic women governors (who have far more experience at the state level and credibility among their own constituents) are already on the Obama campaign trail.

Finally, the primary job of the VP is to be the attack-dog for the candidate on the trail. Palin can certainly read the speeches written for her at the convention, but can she hold up on the trail? Maybe, it remains to be seen, and I believe she will be an effective attack-dog. On the other had, I can’t wait for the VP debate with Biden – if anyone has seen Biden on a senate committee dismantle a witness, it could be a pretty ugly event for Palin. But who knows, maybe she can stand toe-to-toe with the best pit-bull in the business. Mark your calendar.

So, in the end, I see Palin as a desperation move by McCain to shore-up his credibility among the conservative Republican base to ensure that he will not loose any of the already red states, and perhaps win some of the “pink” states. I believe she is, in general, a political light-weight who will do little to secure a victory for McCain. A few years from now, who outside Alaska will even remember her name?

I think McCain could have made a better selection…

From: longboman........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Agree. To bad she's not on Ron Paul's ticket though.

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WisconsinDon, After reading your post I'm sure you're not clean either. I'm sure you have lots of poaching and law breaking in your family.

I dare not "assume" you're clean. See how that works? How many deer have you poached? What about your dad? I bet your great great great grandpappy was a poacher. Which makes you a poacher. You shoulnd't even be posting here you poacher.

Just using your logic (sic) to demonstrate your asinine point.

One more time for the record, the BOYFRIEND, not son-in-law, caught the fish BEFORE he even dated Sarah Palin's daughter and YOU said "2 cases of poaching in the Palin familY"

You are lying and slandering her.

Lastly YOU didn't come up with any information you just parroted some leftist blog without checking the facts.

From: BRONCO........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

To all who agree Palin for VP it sounds like wisconsin Don just downright hates women. (hahahaha) It's ok Don you only have to look at her for the next 12yrs if you don't get it that will be 4 with Mcain and 8 as the Prez, get used to it. It really is a time for a change, and it is sure not with BO & JB.

From: Salty Bum........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I would not mind having her in my white house or oval office!!!!!!

That was a good pick by McCain

From: ironpounder........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

AGREE! Couldnt be happier. She is a breath of fresh air indeed. What surprises me here is the number who disagree and some who even support Obama. Certainly not the bowhunters i know. Sounds like some of them let CNN brainwash their little minds a little to often. John McCain made a bold move and even if you dont particularly like him, just consider what Obama would do to our military and supreme court. Time for you guys who disagree to pull your heads out.

From: hardkill........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

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You know you are close to target when you start catching flack.

The Dims are hypocrites and re-writers of history. When is drawing contrast and comparison with your opponent hateful and angry? Obama can talk about Bush and other Republicans all day but let McCain or Palin mention his name in a factual context and he gets all unwound. Not to mention you cannot use his LEGAL name without drawing condemnation. It is not hate speech, it is politics and if you are lying about your platform and history then you need to be called out.

I trust the safety of my country to McCain over Obama with no reservation and without that air of safety all other issues are moot. Homeland Security trumps everything! Dims don't get it. We are the target of many nations and Hussein wants to buddy up to them.

We need to drill if not for any reason than this: employ Americans to get the oil so they have jobs and spend their money in our economy and stop sending our money to countries who in turn use that money against us. Drilling is not the end all answer, but it beats paying as much as we do to Arab countries and Hugo for oil so they can buy up our companies and land assets. Wake up people the largest transfer of wealth is under way and we are on the wrong end and Obama will do nothing to stop it. If national security is not an issue with you then this should be.

From: john ryan........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I like her!

From: Bentshaft........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Agree !!!....Ilove her and I'm from Canada

From: WisconsinDon........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

Pat Lefemine and bowsite has been contacted regarding your disrespectful comments Steven Rupert.

im glad all who reads these threads are not like you

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Trillium you are wrong. No self-respecting hard working democrat will vote for Hussein once his tax policy is unveiled. The key here is "hard working" not "welfare collecting". Middle America will not sit by and elect someone who wants to raise their taxes and that is exactly what he will do. McCain with Palin out front will do very okay in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and Michigan. Obama has NY, NJ, CA and the other dead blue states. The swing states are back in play. Americans identify with her and not the elitist. McCain made a brilliant pick.

Plus he will not carry any southern states.

From: WI Ridgerunner........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

Just because she hunts, that makes her a great fit? Come on now. I believe we all know a vice president who is a hunter, even though he could use another course in hunter safety after peppering his partner, how is this administration working out for hunting? I can hardly afford to buy the gear I want for hunting due to this economy. Let alone the gas prices for just driving to the land I hunt.

I want to hear her talk about the issues before I make any decision on whether or not she deserves my vote. I'm certainly not going to vote for her solely because she hunts.

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Disrespectful?? Yeah whatever. I just used YOUR words and YOUR tactics and apllied them to YOU to prove the point of how absurd your points are.

You just don't like being hoisted on your own petard.

From: bferg........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

i could not agree more!!!! i think she is great!!! she turned away luxuries that most governers waste taxpayers money on, she is a real person with a real family, not perfect but real!!! she did more to humanize the repulican party than anyone i can remeber!!! i cant wait for her to be the vp and hopefull someday(4 or 8yrs) take her place in the big seat!!! Great written article pat!!!

From: Tradbow........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Iam in love....dont tell my wife!!

From: Paul........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Wisconsin Don???

I have a feeling that She will be to the AMerican people what she is here... A huge sucess!! Just a few disagree's and most of them are repeat preformers. People who still like communism, who don't like America, Who hate hunting, who disdain traditional marriage and athiest God haters. THese people will oppose her. If you're not one of these I'd rethink about why you oppose her.

From: knobby........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

If some people are so concerned about what would happen if Sarah Palin had to run the Country, are they also concerned about who is next in line after the Vice-President? How many would like Nancy Pelosi to be a "heartbeat away from the Presidency"?

From: NewHunter1........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

While I firmly believe there is still one IDIOT still in Alaska...I know it's not Sarah Palin.

Now...for those that think she doesn't have any experience in international politics...I think you may want to reconsider. Lets see...Border's Canada and what 3 miles separation from the former USSR...Russia to you young ones.

Everyone is talking about Alaska having only 650,000 or so people...however this is the largest state in the union...If they split Alaska in half...Texas would still be able to fit in Alaska.

I look forward to seeing this election.

Paul

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If the view of some on this site is that hunting is a non-issue, "we have bigger problems", I feel for you. The outdoors lifestyle will come into question. The anti-animal use crowd have a huge agenda. They will demoralize the hunter/sportsman, HSUS for one, out of existance. Those of you that think gun rights cannot be lost with out a popular vote, are mislead. Activist judges are in place and will be glad to legslate you out of your rights, and not just gun rights. If you look at the Obama big money backers they are socialists. If you think his agenda isn't going that direction, you live with blinders on. Wake up! And I don't believe other countries "don't care" about this election! McCain/Palin 2008! Sorry Pat, I may have over stepped the bounds.

From: Passion........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

DREAM BABE!!!!!!!!

From: leftee........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Totally agree.Great choice-sent them more $$$ today.Maybe more monday.

From: GAMEDIC........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Wisconsin Don is just another kool-aid drinking lying liberal who talks out both sides of his neck.first he says Palin is making the state troopers whipping boys because of her ex son inlaw,then he tries and use him to paint her family as outlaws because of him.which is he a choirboy,or a rouge trooper?how about you show us where she has voted on the issues you claim.to all the obama supporters why did he change his name to a muslim name if he is not muslim?if it happened when he was a child why dosn't he change it back to barry?

From: Broken Arrow........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Ditto what Happy Hunter wrote:

I trust the safety of my country to McCain over Obama with no reservation and without that air of safety all other issues are moot. Homeland Security trumps everything! Dims don't get it. We are the target of many nations and Hussein wants to buddy up to them.

"We need to drill if not for any reason than this: employ Americans to get the oil so they have jobs and spend their money in our economy and stop sending our money to countries who in turn use that money against us. Drilling is not the end all answer, but it beats paying as much as we do to Arab countries and Hugo for oil so they can buy up our companies and land assets. Wake up people the largest transfer of wealth is under way and we are on the wrong end and Obama will do nothing to stop it. If national security is not an issue with you then this should be."

From: treesitter........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: Orthopod........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I cannot believe that we are in this situation. Look at the facts. On one hand we have a war hero who has served his country with honor and character since the day he graduated high school. On the other, we are actually considering electing a populist, inexperienced, egotistical, candidate who's only achievement is that of writing an autobiography at the age of 25, a silver tongue, and confirmed relationships with unrepentant terrorists.

Who the hell writes an autobiography at 25??!!

Who would you want coaching your kids football team or leading his Boy Scout troop? Much less leading our nation.

The thought of Obama in office makes me nauseated, If the Dems get him elected they are going to get what they deserve. More taxes, more government, and less national security.

I have to go vomit.

From: nehunter laptop........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I think the Country is more into this election than any other I can remember, and I think its a good thing.

She impressed me big time, especially when she mentioned "Laying Pipe" in her speech :)

From: ironpounder........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: hawkeye in PA........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Agree

The next two months will be interesting. At the beginning of this election I was not going to vote for the republican party. But Obama's campaign went down hill fast. He belonged to a church but either didn't hear or agree with the pastor????? Among other issues.

Jeff

From: lettman........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I find it amazing that people say they want change in DC and when they get change they find a million reasons to dislike it.

From: t-dog........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I was a little concerned before I got to know a little more about her and before her speech. She seems to have true conservative values and morals. She had more experience than Obama and way more common sense than either Obama or Biden. Regardless of experience, I'll take a person with her leadership ability who has morals and values before any "seasoned" left wing, socialist, liberal any day.

Mark

From: Rooselk........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

"...Rooselk, check your stats there, we had one of the strongest economies in decades i.e. the lowest unemployment, highest increases in wages, greatest GNP, lower gas prices, greater appreciation in home values etc. previous to the democrats taking over the house and senate two years ago. You are going to blame Bush and all the republicans for anything that happened previous to the dems controlling the house and senate, yet won't blame any of the dems once they took over, isn't that a bit hypocritical? The president only has limited control. There were some problems after 9/11, but aside from that what are you talking about?"

BullCrazy,

I have to say that has one of the most ridiculous defenses of this administration that I have yet heard. But what I find even more amusing is that I am certain that you must be aware of the fact that the Democrats hold only a razor thin majority in the Senate. This slim majority has allowed the Republicans the room they need to fillibuster every major piece of Democratic legislation (indeed, the Senate Republicans have used the fillibuster tactic more than 70 times in the past two years). However, I certainly hope your post is an example of the type of thing we can exect from the GOP campaigns this fall because I really doubt that a majority of Americans will be willing to buy that line of reasoning.

From: 30ftup........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I can't wait to see her abnd Biden debate.

From: Jeff270........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Hey Rupe "Im tellin!"

Oh wait, Wisconsin Don beat me to it, sorry.

Jeff

From: ravensgait........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I think she adds to the ticket. For the person that wrote this"""" I would love my governor too regardless of who they are if i got an additional $1654 a year for everyone in my house hold including kids just b/c some companies are stripping the natural resources from the state and shipping them who knows where. ""

Like so many comments we see these days your facts are well not facts!! the Permanent Fund has been around way way longer than the current Governor. She isn't bribing anyone it has been a part of Alaska for a long time IE they pay you to live there.

Just because someone says This is how it is doesn't mean it is that way.. Check your facts before deciding..Randy

From: VFT........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I see nothing wrong with his choice to pick a woman. Seems pretty smart to me and Alaskans are some of the hardest working most honest people you will ever have the privilage to meet. Dont listen to people like badjuju. Without the NRA we would be gunless right now!!! And then they would be after our hunting rights and bows ect.... So tell me what is the badjuju?

From: noelkman........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

WisconsinDan...you lost all credibility when you posted the copy/paste talking points that, by the way, repeat.

My brother-in-law is a Liberal, Clinton-loving, Bush-hating, public school teacher who lives in Willow, Alaska. Yet, when we spoke to him last weekend, after Palins selection, he had nothing but praise for her. His admiration for her was based on her experience.

From: Rollie........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Very pleased.

From: nutmeg........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I think she is fantastic. What a breath of fresh air. A real person. Certainly far more qualified than anything the Dems can or have put forward. Plus, she's the sexiest women in the US. Her husband must be a very happy man.Rich Potter (nut)

From: nordern........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: Sage of the Sage........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

This is Sage of the Sage's wife. I am a hunter, like my husband, and I grew up in Alaska - although I never hunted until I was married to an avid hunter. I know Palin was a highly strategic move by McCain, but the affect is still there. Palin promotes strength and durability among women. I admire her for doing what she is doing and not being bashful of her hunting interests. If she enters the white house as VP, you can bet every young girl in America will be looking to her as a role model. Even more so when she goes for the oval office after McCain has had his turn.

From: Dream Catcher........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: Longwalker........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Great pick. Finally a real person in DC!!!!

From: Seeking Trad Deer........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Pro Life, Pro Gun, Hottie to boot!

From: Blackstick........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I'm excited by this. I'm also reposting a letter from another site. It's a joke, but there is alot of truth in it, also.

'We, in Ireland, can't figure out why you people are even bothering to hold an election in the United States On one side, you had a pants wearing female lawyer, married to another lawyer who can't seem to keep his pants on, who just lost a long and heated primary against a lawyer, who goes to the wrong church, who is married to yet another lawyer, who doesn't even like the country her husband wants to run ! Now...On the other side, you have a nice old war hero whose name starts with the appropriate 'Mc' terminology, married to a good looking younger woman who owns a beer distributorship !! What in God's name are ya lads thinkin over in the colonies !

From: Rick Rendo........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: stickhunter........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

Would all that agree, vote Dem. if she was Obama's running mate?

Do you think she has more experience than Biden?

Are you going to be able to afford to hunt if we have another 8 years of the same old same?

I think we need to look at the issues that really matter first. Personally I will vote what is good for my livleyhood first and my hobbies second. Besides, what have we lost as hunters with a Dem. Pres. that we didn't with a Rep. Pres.

From: KJH2004........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

From: SJC........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I frst noticed Sarah Palin when she was arguing for ANWR drilling. Then she sued over the stupid polar bear decision. Then she was chosen as VP. I like her, but I don't worship her like some folks. She currently the best candidate running though. My dream ticket would be Huckabee-Palin. Now that would kick the @ss of Biden-his-time and the Obominable Marxman.

From: freaknyellow........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Republican all the way!!!.....After living in the communist welfare state of Maryland for the past ten years I have seen first hand what happens when the Dems are in charge....its ugly. Several hundred thousand on government handouts, 3 or 4 generations that feel "why work when the government gives us free housing,free food, free money. hell we dont even need a high school diploma or GED anymore"...."Bread and Circuses"....keep the population warm and fed and they will vote away all their personal freedoms for more handouts.

From: Grayghost........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Why is it that 2/3 of the Disagrees are the same guys that can't just give their 2 cents and shut the ---- up?

From: Colorado........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

At first I thought " OH CRAP". Than I saw her speak and I am extremely impressed. Do I know everything about her? NO, but she sure seems to be a straight shooter!

From: Frosty........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: Frosty........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I am soo glad to see that we are still FREE to argue about politics and religon

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I think WisconsinDon is really from Chicago. Their style of politics. He's already voted 8 or 10 times not to mention the mudslinging.

Palin wasn't just a good pick. She was a GREAT pick! You folks calling for "change" will get it with this ticket.

And the candidate for "hope" and "change" did what? Picked a run of the mill political hack. He talks it, but you'll never see him walk it.

From: elmer........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: snakedoc........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: Nate........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I'm voting for McCain/Palin. As for those that think Obama is lowering your taxes by going after the 'rich" and the big business. To paraphrase Fred Thompson- it won't affect you unless you work for one of these companies or buy from one of these companies or buy food or gas or clothes... As far as experience, give me a governor over a community organizing, senator and a career senator any time. By the way, why would the candidate of change choose someone so entrenched in politics as usual?

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"RUPE"....WE got your back!

Illinois Residents voting for Obama...are The Problem too! I've had enough of Illinois and it's "DEM" politicians and Control! Republicans better wake up and get out there and VOTE the 'dem' Out of Office in Illinois and America!

Bush inherited all the problems Bill Clinton caused! China and their imports into America and his other Trade Deals outside America. That is what has caused our Job Loss! Dem's have traded America for personal gain and profits for 'themselves'! Now any president in 8 years could of saved us from 'that'! Bill Clinton was in bed with China and "others" thruout his whole life and "WE" are the ones that suffered!

Bush has kept America SAFE since 9/11 and has really done a good job....the DEM congress is what kept Bush from making progress! Pelosi is the worst thing to hit America since Clinton.

McCain can and will get America on it's feet and going in the right direction. Sarah Palin will make a great VP and she will learn along the way too.....that is what The Cabinet is for.....advise and consultation.........No One is experienced in President or Vise-President their first time in office!..It's a learning experience and I have the utmost faith in McCain/Palin to get America strong!

Obama/Biden are idiots! Obama has NOTHING to offer America! Biden???....I don't know much about him....but I'll be listening to him! But I still will not vote for 'him'....as he's HOOKED into Dalibama and that 'man'(Obama)is a mistake since his conception!

I am really SHOCKED at the people (American's) that are willing to vote for Obama (if they really knew who and what he is and where he has been and where he is going) It's shocking to me that 'dem' voters are so shallow!

Go McCain/Palin.....we got your back too!

From: ozarkboy08........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: bigbuck........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

SHE works for ME!!!

From: Huntinggal2007........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Totally agree. Thanks, Pat.

This country needs more women who question the status quo and that won't take the political BS. I think McCain has a winner!

From: Tilbily........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Dang, she's got more backbone than all our Kanuckistan politicians put together!

From: Dale Hajas........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

As a lifelong democrat and union man I have grown weary and ashamed of the democrat party. I usually vote for the biggest demoncrat bum in the primaries and then for the real election-straight republican. So my vote is worth twice as much to a republican than a democrat.~(8o)

I may change parties now~(8o)

From: 9 point........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Believe it or not guys, money can buy health and when one is the president he does not need money to buy health. McCain's mother is 96 years old; I'd say he has some longevity in his genes. McCain will make a great president and will groom Palin to serve as a future President. The Dem's nominated the wrong candidate and now they know it. Hillary's supporters will vote McCain/Palin or not at all in hopes that hillary will have another shot in 4 years. Nobama is nothing more than a white man trying to benefit from the pigmentation of his skin. He is NOT black. He is 1/2 white and raised ALL White by a white mother and white grandparents. McCain was not my favorite of the republican candidates but he is now. He is a National Hero and has devoted all of his adult life to the United States of America. For the love of this country and the future of humanity please do not vote for Nobama.

From: Neb_Bowhuntin'........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

AGREE Whole heartedly. She is one tough woman and she really represents herself very well. She gave an awesome acceptance speech. WON MY VOTE!

VOTE NOBOMA!

Shoot Str8 and Stay safe

Jeff

From: ButchA........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I totally agree!!!

Sarah Palin is awesome. I want her! heheheee...

Seriously, she is the "wake up call" that both sides (republican & democrat) needed. She is the real deal and will shake Washington D.C. to its core. No wonder the anti's and liberals are all in a tizzy!

GO SARAH!!!!!

From: Pat Lefemine........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

This has got to be the fasted populated thread in the history of Bowsite.com. 450 entries in less than 24 hours. Wow.

From: coast.don........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

crying democrats are even allowed here...what a great site. good choice for sure

From: Old Hemlock........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: Instinctor........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

AGREE

From: Bowhunter........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I most emphatically agree that she is an outstanding choice and is "Regular Folks". I don't think John McCain could've made a better choice. She will definately be a friend to Hunters and Fishermen. Good Old Fashioned Common Sense ! Now just how refreshing is that. Talk about needing change! That is the kind of change we've needed here in the USA for quite some time now. Hoooooo Raaaaaaaah !

From: Bowhunter........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I most emphatically agree that she is an outstanding choice and is "Regular Folks". I don't think John McCain could've made a better choice. She will definately be a friend to Hunters and Fishermen. Good Old Fashioned Common Sense ! Now just how refreshing is that. Talk about needing change! That is the kind of change we've needed here in the USA for quite some time now. Hoooooo Raaaaaaaah !

From: droptine........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

The middle class American is “caught in the middle" Personally I don’t like what either party has to offer. I am forced to choose between my second amendment rights and the erosion of my personal freedoms. Or choose the other, which in my opinion is and will continue to allow jobs to flow out of this country through the expansion of lopsided trade agreements and corporate greed. Both are deadly. Choose your poison...

How many of the people here have really taken the time to analyze what is truly being offered by either party and how do they intend to pay for it...

This country is in trouble and both parties As far as I am concerned don't have any real answers...

I have the utmost respect for Senator Mc Cain, but I take issue with the Republican party and there contempt for labor. They are quick to tell you that the Democrats will raise taxes. Republicans want to reduce corporate taxes I am not against that proposal but the American worker needs to share in that, with a decent wage, real benefits and a viable retirement system. I don't believe in trickle down economics and not everyone is cut out to be an entrepreneur. Free trade may be good for the Corporate bottom line but it is unfair to the American worker. No matter how good or skilled our workers may be we just can't compete with the pay scales of the Asian worker. Some people are so short sighted or Jealous, to the extent that they would rather see our jobs go overseas than see there own neighbors and fellow Americans prosper, That's real patriotic...

I don't like what the Democratic party has become over the last 30 years. Their position on gun control, Federal lands and hunting, education.. are only a few of MANY issues I don't agree With...

IMO no matter who you pick we wind up on the short end...

Oh Yea!... Shara Palin good looking Babe!!!!

From: McDeer........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I would rather have her running the country than the other two.

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I swore in the primaries that I would never vote for McCain. I'm having to reconsider. This pick is a win for conservatives.

From: elmer........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

drop tine has put my thoughts into words better than I can. I don't really like the solutions either party is putting forth.

But I still think palin is a great pick for McCain.

From: Scott Gray........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

Palin has more executive experience than obama/biden combined. Where do the pundits get off saying she is not experienced enough for the white house? Was slick willie clinton not experiended enough. After all he was "just" the govenor of Arkansas. I guess what they really mean is she is not man enough to be in the white house. Let a republican say that and you will hear how sexists they are. But it is okay for a demo to say it. McCain had the balls to make the right choice and yet again we see obama couldn't make the right one but I guess he can change his mind...again. McCains pick showed his desire to bring change to D.C. obamas pick showed.....well nothing other than the fact that he went with a 30 year washington insider. Hmmmmmmmmmm change huh?

From: skookum........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Disagree

Not worth ANY additional comment--7 houses???

From: LX-trkyhntr........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

I agree. McCain-Palin 08!!

From: yukonarcher........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

But where does she stand on ANWAR If they open that to drilling a huuuuge population of caribou will pay the price

From: Gold Miner........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

From: mission man........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

The cry baby liberals hate it- it's not about looks[ yep she's a babe] it's about principal and SERVICE! Something the liberals just can't grasp- If Obama hussien is the best the dems have then God save us all!!

From: nutmeg........ ....... Date: 05-Sep-08

Agree

OH Rupe you really stepped in it now. Wisconsin Dan has got you and turned you over to Pat. Nice knowin 'ya pal.lol I just wish Wisconsin Dan wouldn't come to my lovely state of Ct. to hunt. We really don't need anymore like him or her or whoever the phony plant is. Rich Potter (nut)

From: Orionbeme........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Disagree

I agree completely with WisconsinDon; the future of hunting and fishing completely depends on taking steps now to protect the climate and the environment in general. Sarah Palin is so lost in her devotion to the oil money in Alaska that she should have ZERO credibility with any sportsmen who can see the big picture.

From: RJ Hunt........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

Yeah, let her rip...

From: mission man........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

Wisconsin Don- everything you stated in your posts I tend to align with concerning Palin- thank you for strengthening my decision!! Go McCain/ Palin!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: Coyote 65........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

I would vote for her even if she were not a woman.

Terry

From: Rambo ........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

Imagine having a mom like Sarah teaching you how to shop for back straps. YES is my shout out to you all !!! God bless the McCain/ Palin ticket.

From: TREESHARK........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

From: Barry Wensel........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

Thanks for posting this Pat. I agree 100%. I could not believe Barack Obama and Hillary were the best two the dems could come up with. It scared me. When I saw the footage of 100,000 Muslims chanting "Death to America", then hearing one of their leaders say " We have one of our own running for their President. His name is Barack Obama".. that scared me. I personally visited with three separate gentlemen who were in the U.S. Secret Service during the Clinton administration. They could not tell me complete stories because they were under oath, but they gave me their options on Hillary... and that scared me. I pride myself is judging personal character. Not even considering the fact Sarah Palin is a pretty face and a hunter, when watching her speak I feel genuine honesty and integrity. Reading between the lines I see hope for our future where I didn't see it last week. As Rupe so aptly said the other day, I see someone who wants to serve our nation not rule it. Sarah Palin?? Yes! Thank you Lord!

From: mtcowboy........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

it seems to me that this has become a discussion about palins ability to handle the job but if you scroll back to the beginning the question was do you agree or disagree that palin is helping hunters. Palin openly being a woman hunter, despite a national media that supports gun control, and is anti- hunting, and doing so in a positive manner on an international level has got to be a good thing for us as hunters and outdoorsman. BTW if some of you "liberal bowhunters" think that you will still get to keep hunting just because you don't use a firearm just remember when they come to take your bows that you started the ball rolling when you voted for Obama and the loss of our second amendment rights

From: Gobbler Getter........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

a woman who hunts can't hurt at all

From: ColoradoHunter........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

From: Gregor........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Disagree

Trillium has it nailed. Her selection only helped shore up the confidence of the people already voting for McCain. I don't hear anyone saying - well I was going to vote for Obama, but now am voting McCain. Rather I hear - bummer now I don't like either group - guess I'm voting lib.

McCain already had a lot of ground to make up (remember it's about winning states) - I'd be suprized if this choice helps him. The people I personally know in big cities are not happy about his choice (where the swing vote is controlled in these states). Most of them could care less about hunting, in fact her polar bear stance makes no sense to them at all because they see a cute bear in danger and this lady wants to kill them?

She and her writers have a serious uphill battle to win those votes.

From: WAKADEER........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

From: StillTryin........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Disagree

From: Donnie Earl........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

I'm voting for the hot chick!!!!!

From: rattus58........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

OBAMA'S HEALTHCARE PLAN

Managed by the Government, they say they'll give you care But really what'll happen is your butts exposed and bare They say they'll give you healtcare, but stand in line and wait They talk a pretty story, and hope you'll take the bait

From: edooley........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

100% Agree with McCain's choice...Her stance on hunting will certainly make an impact on the public's view. I say this because she will be in the White House for the next 12 years!!

From: stickandstring........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

Agreed. Obama's race is run.

From: Alaska Jim........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Disagree

McCain does not reflect a lot of the values the republic platform stands for. He has been a washington insider for over 25 years. As an Arizona senator he has turned a blind eye to illegal immigration as it has gotten worse and worse during that time on his watch. He has not done one thing to lead the way on a sound responsible energy policy and today we are paying the price for it. He knows he can't win so what does he do, he picks Sarah Palin for his running mate trying to pick up all the disenchanted women voters who would have voted for Hillary. He readily admits he knows little about economics. In other words the man is part of the problem that he's trying to fix. I respect the man for his military service but having been a prisoner of war for 5 years could not have done his health any good. He also has had bouts with skin cancer some being ,melanoma, the deadliest kind you can have. At 72 his age is a factor and I want someone who can step into the top spot if something should happen to him who has some solid credentials be it a man or a women. I think Sarah Palin is a bit of a light weight, she needed to remain the governor of Alaska for the rest of her term and maybe run again, then try for a seat in congress. If she does indeed have the right stuff in another 8 or 10 years she can make a run for the presidency on her own merits and not come in the back door on someone else's coatails before she's ready. The funny thing is she gives the impression she could take over the top spot without a hitch if something were to happen, like it's no big deal. Right now I don't know whether to laugh or cry. The next two months should be interesting. Alaska Jim

From: WillPower........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

From: PeteO........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

From: Broadhead........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

From: Vabowhunter........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

However, got to agree slightly with Alaska Jim, McCain does not represent a lot of the values the republic platform stands for. Both candidates, McCain and Obama, have areas of little to no experience, but I guess that’s why they have cabinets. I do feel that Palin will help hunters than our alternative. One thing I find interesting is Palin is so inexperienced and a “heart-beat” away from the presidency, however she CARED enough to visit our troops before Obama. I have a hard time swallowing that Obama’s visit, scheduled right before the Democratic convention, was done because he cared, although he did look good on TV.

From: Ken........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

She is in at this point and I would like to give her a chance. Her being a hunter and outdoorsman doesn't have that much to do with running the country but its nice to have one on our side.

From: Bill G........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Disagree

Getting beyond the 'pro' outdoors of Palin, I can't believe how impulsive you all are - like a group of women reacting to a good sale advertisement and running to the store to buy. McBush and company have a long road ahead. Let's have this discussion after the new dynamic duo has some time working the people. McBush should be happy with Palin as a running mate, after all she is adept at changing diapers.

From: David T........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Disagree

First, I like McCain. For a seasoned politician I do think that he try's to do what's best for the country and not necessarily for the "party". That being said politics is politics and if he did not play the game he would not have the positions he needs to make changes. As for Palin, you know, I don't care how she does for hunters, I care how she does for America and the world. We, as Americans, have a great responsibilty, whether we like it or not, as leaders of the free world. This is a big responsibility, and I don't think that we have been stepping up to the plate for a long time. My priorities, this planet and all of Gods children it contains, my country and community and my family. Though I've been a hunter for 35+years it is not what drives me to be a good human being, nor is it the most important thing I am looking for in our second highest public servent. Besides, I think the greatest threat to hunting is not anti-hunters, global warming, or space aliens. I think our greatest threat comes from the hunting masses that do not act as the stewards to this lifestyle they should. Who will I support? The team who will be the best leaders of our country.

From: tr........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Disagree

From: badjuju........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Disagree

First let me say that we do not have to choose Dem or Rep. There is another party out there that needs to be on the ticket. It is the Libertarian party. Those of you that are not familiar with it you should probably check it out. They are more in line w/ conservationists, and outdoors people like us.

WI Don, you mentioned a better way of governing. Originally when there was a vote for President one party ran against the other. The winner became president, the looser became the VP. That way there was a "checks and balances" in the oval office as well as in the house & senate. not sure why they changed it.

Newsflash: Stalin and Hitler banned books. (I’m going to take a lot of heat for comparing a "hot babe" to these two ugly vermin but....... they did ban books & I calls'em like i sees'em)

Not to offend the Bible belt here but we do not need someone ruling this country preaching from a bible. We are all entitled to believe what we want. However, have you ever heard of Separation of Church and State? Muslim Extremists, aka Terrorists, rule w/ a Koran in their hand. Tell me what is a Christian Extremists? A "Good Terrorists"?

Palin wants to open land for drilling and exploration (think: exploitation). These lands were set aside by the federal government. Set aside for future generations to see, admire, and yes hunt, hike, camp & fish. Set aside so no one could drill, mine or destroy their beauty in any way. She wants to do this not to "help the economy" but to get a nice campaign contribution from a lobbyist that works for some mining firm or oil company. That is how things work in this great nation of our. So Palin wants to destroy these beautiful lands. Because that's what mining and drilling would do.

Here’s how it works. Big oil/mining lobbie$ Palin to sign a bill to allow them to drill/mine. She signs it, they make a nice contribution and they start drilling and making $$$. Next election they try to get her back into office because 'one hand washes the other'. She's already been doing it in AK. She’ll do it in DC. Being a politician is trying to get re-elected. You think the voters fund these things? The lobbyists and the firms they represent take care of this. That is what needs to change.

Don’t get me wrong it works the same on the other side of the aisle. Instead of big oil lobbying it's PETA, or the antigun clan, or the Gay Rights Activists.

So am I voting for Obama? No. Ladies and Gentlemen there are other parties out there. Libertarian is one of them.

As for those of you who think "Obama's going to take my guns" how will he do that? The US is the most armed civilian population in the world. Maybe that's why we've never been invaded. Do you think they're going to go house to house? The Supreme Court just ruled that the DC ban on hand guns was illegal this year. It’s our second amendment. Anyone know what the first amendment is? No? But everyone knows #2. It was the 2nd one they wrote. 1. Free Speech, 2. They can take my guns from my cold dead fingers. It’s the second amendment people. No one is going to take our guns. Sure they may want to limit them to "hunting rifles & shotguns", no more armor piercing rounds, no more fully auto AK-47's for "sporting" but they're not "taking our guns". AK's don't shoot worth a darn anyway!!!

as i can see from this thread our education system needs a serious overhaul. but because all of you keep voting Republican you keep voting anti-education. Pro-gun + anti-education = bad news.

I hope i haven't offended too many of you. This, like our upcoming election is a Wake Up call. so Americans Wake Up. Please.

Oh and by the way, she's not that hot. besides if you're going to vote w/ your loins ........... well, i think we all know what kind of trouble that can cause.

From: DoubleLung........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Disagree

No offense fellow hunters but you "agree" folks have gotta be kidding me. We are on the brink of, or are already in an economic recession, the housing market has crashed, and banks are failing. To state it simply, we are in difficult economic and global times. To chose a VP candidate because she poses with a dead caribou is painfully scary to me. We are losers either way, but bigger losers if this republican ticket gets voted in.

From: Jeff in MN........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

Home run for sure. I know several Democrats that will now be voting for this new team.

From: Slickheadhunter........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

badjuju,

If hussain gets in there are going to be some justices ready to retire,if he is the one to appoint them we will be screwed.The DC vote was only 4 to 5.

From: hawk-eye........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

From: badgerlandjeff........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

From: LiteSpeed1........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Disagree

From: Orionbeme........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08 Private Reply DISAGREE I agree completely with WisconsinDon; the future of hunting and fishing completely depends on taking steps now to protect the climate and the environment in general. Sarah Palin is so lost in her devotion to the oil money in Alaska that she should have ZERO credibility with any sportsmen who can see the big picture.

I agree with this 100%. The "big" republicans in office are all about "big" oil. Losing hunting rights will be the least of our problems when we can't afford the fuel to go hunting.

From: billygoat........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

From: ironpounder........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

Agree 100%. I have no patience with someone calling themself a hunter and then even thinking for a second that the democrats would be the right choice. You may not agree with McCain on all issues, i know i dont. But if you look at the big picture he is the only choice. A third party has no chance. A vote for a third party candidate is a vote for the dems. Any vote for the dems is a fools vote plain and simple.

From: elkhunt........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

From: Pete In Fairbanks........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

Amazing to me how many of the "pink" naysayers claim as one of their reasons, that Sarah is in the pocket of Big Oil.

In fact, even a cursory glance at her record shows that she has continuously stood up to them, their lobbyists and the "bought and paid for" politicians in both parties here in Alaska. She has adroitly represented Alaskans as opposed to the oil companies.

To claim otherwise suggests that your motives AND your sources are suspect.

A little intellectual honesty would be refreshing. Fact of the matter is, Sarah entering the race and already being this popular is likely VERY scarey to those who have all along figured that the Annoited One would coast to victory. Can't say as I blame you there; if I was a liberal Democrat and Obama supporter, I would be scared too!

From: Andy........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

From: noazelk........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

She can share my campfire anytime.

From: obsessed bowhunter........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Disagree

I don't want to vote for either parties yahoos. We need someone with a little common sense. Preferably with the Christian backgroud this country was founded on and it sure ain't Obama nor do we need another 4 years of the same ol same ol.

From: Button1........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

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From: Harley Rider........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

And she rides a Harley!

From: Eddie in CT........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Disagree

Just because she looks like Peggy Hill and eats moose burgers is not an automatic vote for me.

I want to know how she is going to help the average working man in this country who is trapped in this economic mess. I am not a Republican or Democrat, I think the 2 party system needs to be changed. I am sad to see McCain change his ways to please the extreme right in the party, I liked him so much better when the party threw him under the bus and he stood for what he believed in. That was the time he should have been elected 8 years ago, instead we got the mess we are in today.

The only thing I hope for if I do vote for John he thumbs his nose at the party and runs the country his way, the independent and right way.

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SHE is great. She's Reagan in heels. She was put on this earth to shoot caribou and kick liberall ass, and she's filled the freezer for the year.

You go girl!!!!!!

Oh man...does she have a single sister?????

Is she left handed??????

PLEASE GOD...I DESERVE a good woman.

From: Skip........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

From: gobbler........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

Of course McCain could have nominated his mother and I would have still voted for him over Obama

From: Dugout........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

Palin has made the McCain candidacy very interesting and I suppor them both. Besides - one thing that will affect us in many ways over the next four years is Supreme Court justice appointments. We need another John Roberts on the court - not Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

From: Stoneface........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

From: rattus58........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

MASEMAAMED ...

You've offered nothing up that would remotely qualify as facts in your comments. Your comments of the NRA and RNC voters are so stupid as to be in the "bag", is patently a mischaracterization. We can read. We can listen. We can identify with the Republicans who won't tamper with our "right to bear arms" and our right to enjoy the outdoors, the right to the shooting sports, and then there is taxes. Obama will BANKRUPT America.

Obama is for overregulation and confiscation of capital and hasn't taken on any corruption as Sarah Palin has. In fact, when you look at Ayers, Rezko,Wright, and Obama's comments about americans, his wife's comments about america, Obama's campaign against america while in Europe, his comment that he is a citizen of the world, rather than a citizen of America, leaves the Republican and NRA VOTERS little choice if they have capability of rational thought.

From: nehunter laptop........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

I just bought my McCain Camo Hat on their website!!

http://www.goptrunk.com/category-s/99.htm

From: mission man........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

Don't bash Obama now it the muslim's holy month of rashadan! No seriously , if what B.Wensel is saying is true[and I believe it is] that 1000's of radical muslims are chanting their prayers for obama then the jigs up - THAT'S SCARY! McCain/ Palin 08 !!

From: grandslam........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

From: mission man........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

From: Hoyt Hunter........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

All other VP choices Palin comparison!

From: huntryx........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Disagree

Obsessed bowhunter-- sorry, but this country was founded on the principle of religious freedom for everyone, not just on Christianity. A common misconception.

From: SteveMcD........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

Sarah Palin has more executive experience than any candidate running. She may be beauty and brains, but give credit where credit is due. She is also tough, and gets the job done! So let's see. We have a war hero and great american running for president. The VP pick for Sarah Palin may have been strategic. So yes, okay. Of course it was. What's wrong with that! Sarah Palin was an excellent choice! The fact that she believes in the same principles that we do, is icing on the cake!

From: LONGBOWKID........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

From: Rubline........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

This is good.

Isn't it amazing how those who disagree are going nuts trying to detial every little thing they can possilbly dream up against her.

I have confidence that if she would ever need to make decisions as a President that she would do just fine. In my mind, this McCain/Palin team have the best interest of this country first in priority. I sense a unity (with this VP anouncement) similar how americans united shortly after 9/11. Somebody has to get in there and lead this country and that includes Rep's and Dem's working together; maybe this soccer,hockey, basketball mom is a link towards that direction. Lets give her support.

From: wvbowhunter1........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

From: wvbowhunter1........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

November will be Great,the rut will be going strong and so will McCain & Palin .

From: mission man........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

DEMOCRATS FOR MCCAIN - PALIN!

From: Orionbeme........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Disagree

To Pete In Fairbanks: You misread my point; I didn't say she was in the pocket of "Big Oil"; I said she is blinded by oil. Whether "Big Oil" or "Little Oil" does the environmental pillaging doesn't matter a whit; in either case, the outdoors loses.

From: Serrano........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

From: gobbler........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

I've been to alaska, and it is breathtaking, and I wish things could stay the same forever. But unless we do something about drilling the only future generations that will admire it will be wearing turbins.

From: rattus58........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

Missionman.....

Obama has stated publicly that if the winds blow against teh muslims in America, then he would stand with the Muslims. I think I know what he meant to say, but you know, it's the comment made on the cuff that usually reresents ones true feelings. Just as ones actions represent the mans true character, so does ones associations.

If those of you who disagree with this choice of McCain can live with the Alternative, then you're going to live your life enslaved by Big Government which will be running your life without recourse.

That is what is scary about the Obama/Biden... the #1 and #3 most liberal people probably on the planet in power today.

Thank you but no thank you... I'll stick with Apple Pie.

Aloha....

From: PAdroptine ........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

I think Palin is a good choice for McCains VP. She's a zillion times better than Hillary could ever be !! As a member of the US Military i always vote for whomever believes in country first ! It seems that all you hear these days is how bad the economy is now. If Obama gets elected the economy will get worse. What i fear is this : Obama gets elected, most of the countries that despise us but are currently intimidated by us will no longer be intimidated if Obama is the president. His is so anti-military that it makes me worry. He has zero experience in dealing with the military. Guess what.......without national defense the economy will suffer worse. Imagine if there was to be another terrorist attack that is worse than 9-11 ? what will that do to the economy ? At least with the McCain/Palin ticket i will feel safe in my home country for the next 4 years. And Biden is a total waste of flesh.

From: Kansas Native........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

From: TC........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

Obama had Tony Rezko buy his influence and some property for him in Chicago. It's a disgrace that such an idiot can be a canidate. Anyone who votes for him is a bigger idiot than Obama. If you want socialism, then move to Europe or Venezuela.

I'm sick of spineless liberals and some conservatives bashing G.W. Bush. I give him plenty of leeway for protecting our country and keeping us safe. History will show Bush and Cheney to be two of the greatest leaders this country has ever had.

Go McCain/Palin!

From: LiteSpeed1........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Disagree

History will show Bush and Cheney to be two of the greatest leaders this country has ever had.

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HoytHunter that was a good one "all else Palin comparison..."

From: huntindoc........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

IF you think our economy is bad now, vote for Obama and see how it goes.

hd

From: Timbow........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

Finally, a candidate with some morals and values that isn't afraid to voice them. Also a friend of sportsmen as well as one herself. She's got my vote any day.

From: rattus58........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

huntryx........

You couldn't be MORE WRONG! This country was founded on CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES so quit trying to be a liberal revisionist and distorting the fabulous founding of our country. Prayer, the reference to our creator with inaliable rights giving by God are all part of our founding. Saying the pledge of allegience, one nation under god, in god we trust, have absolutely zero to do separation of church and state. These are all distractions by the left.

Separation of Church... CHURCH, means that ALL are free to practice their own religion, which necessarily assumes a creator... a god so to speak... and referencing GOD is not referencing a CHURCH. We have no state sponsored "church" in America, but we all have a creator, whether God, the father of Jesus, Mohammed, Buddah, whomever, and neither the cross, nor the words in or of God is anything to do with the state.

And lastly, many of our laws are based upon the commandments... so to say that our country wasn't founded on christian values is really erroneous information and belief.

Aloha....

From: CtElkMan........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

I think it was a great pick for VP. They need to keep the middle class americans in mind and what gas prices and taxes are doing to us.

From: Andy........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

Huntrx. Do a little homework. The majority of the people that signed the constitution had theology degrees and where did they say our rights came from. Not the paper they were working on. They said our rights came from "God".

Its hard for me to believe any hunter could vote democrat. Where do you put your stands when you cant even see the forrest with all them trees in the way. Andy

From: Thumper........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

Chicago is now reaping the merits of Obama's service as a Community Organizer.

"CHICAGO (CBS) An estimated 123 people were shot and killed over the summer"..... and the numbers will keep growing even with Chicago's strict gun control laws. While there are over 6 million machine guns currently registered to American citizens and NO ONE HAS EVER USED ONE IN A CRIME. Thankfully their owners missed out on Obama's service as a Community Organizer.

http://www.ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=305420655186700

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McCain's picking Palin as his VP has the Democrats very upset and running scared, and rightfully so. Palin's speech at the RNC that she wrote herself didn't nail Obama's coffin shut it welded it shut then buried him in a shallow grave on "Going Nowhere Street". First time I've ever seen a civilian receive a Dishonorable Discharge on public TV.....lol

McCain/Palin will appoint the judges that will protect our hunting and gun rights. This is where the real power of an Administration lies and why its so dangerous for us to allow a LWL Community Organizer to appoint those judges.

From: Choctaw........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

I suppose if Wisconsin Don can write three books I can write one. Oh BTW I doubt Don hates women, he is just a yellow dog Democrat that walks into the booth and pulls the party line.

I was not a McCain supporter, because he won't make a stand against illegal immigration even though his state is being over-run. I was contemplating not voting at all, but his choice of Sarah Palin was enough to give me a choice. I personally hope they get elected and old John kicks off soon. This country needs some real change, and a normal person in the White House for the first time ever.

I am one of those people that believe that every one should receive equal treatment. If Obama were white he would have been vanquished to obscurity just as a number of white people like Don Imus, Steve Lyons, Jimmy “the Greek”, and others were for their racist comments. Obama’s own words betray him as a racist yet he suffers no consequences. The following quotes are from his books. They are proof enough for me that we don't need this man in the Presidency.

From 'Dreams of My Father’:

"I ceased to advertise my mother’s race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites"

" I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother’s race.” "There were enough of us on campus to constitute a tribe, and when it came to hanging out many of us chose to function like a tribe, staying close together, traveling in packs," he wrote. "It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out, and name names”

"I had grown accustomed, everywhere, to suspicions between the races.” From 'Audacity of Hope’

"I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."

You have to ask yourself, who in their right mind would back this man?

Well from the crowds I have seen it is a bunch of young yuppie idiots in conjunction with a corrupt liberal media, and the Holliweird perverts that are in love with the idea of putting the first black man in the Presidency.

From: Cowen........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

From: MK2........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Disagree

My editorial before Palin’s speech at GOP convention.

John McCain’s Maverick Mistake

John McCain has once again proven he is a true Maverick, but I believe history will show him to be a dumb maverick. McCain has chosen a hockey mom with limited governing experience over a brilliant man with a dual MBA and law degree from Yale who graduated in the top 5% of his class.

Social conservatives who would have voted against Obama because of his stance on abortion and homosexual rights, now will vote with pride for McCain and Palin, but the Republican ticket gains very little.

The foreign policy wing of the Republican party is now feeling betrayed by McCain; his first major decision is to bring in someone that arguably has less experience than Obama in foreign policy. Also, the Republican’s best argument for not electing Obama due to inexperience, has been totally muted. Although I do not agree with Joe Biden most of the time, if a crisis with Iran should arise, Biden does have some experience with rogue countries.

The economic wing of the Replican party is incredulous because we could have had Mitt Romney as a VP pick. He is probably one of the smartest business executives to enter politics in recent history. With the current economic situation, Mitt as VP would have been perfect.

Disenfranchised Hillary supporters will not vote for Palin, who is a polar opposite of her. Palin has 5 children one with down syndrome who could have been aborted. Sarah Palin is nothing short of being hot from a Man’s prospective. She is a proud member of the NRA. She also hunts and fishes, I personally admire the caribou she shot. She wants to drill in Anwar, which I support. Hillary supporters will not support this type of woman. I fully believe that only a small number of female Hillary democrats will fall for McCain’s ploy.

I believe the main reason that John McCain did not nominate Mitt Romney is that he is the type of person that does not want to have anyone working under him that is smarter than he is. If he did win and become President, he did not want his Legacy to be,” it was Romney’s brain”. My guess is that Obama will win by a large margin and we will change from the once proud USA to becoming more like Europe.

After Palin’s speech I have upgraded the GOP chances. But I still believe Mitt Romney would have been a superior choice. Oh by the way I think Sarah Palin is super woman.

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Agree

Agree. She will help hunters.

From: Thunderchicken........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

From: RLong........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

I signed the "Sarah Palin for VP" petition on her website a month ago. Couldn't be happier!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: one_elk........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Disagree

A complete joke, just another political smoke screen to continue the coruption and distruction.

From: D2........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

From: mwaym........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

AGREE !!!!!

From: curlewjimmy........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

I've found over many years that politicians who believe in God , support hunting & the 2nd Admendment will line up with most all of my other core beliefs & values.

From: robnhood........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Disagree

Have a nice day!

From: Cruiser2012........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

From: Trykon33........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Disagree

Well, STICKY DECISION for me. I am democratic. I disliked Obama much and hated Republican much because Republican loved WAR and OIL make USA have headaches on taxes spending on war/high oil price. You think McCain/Palin will big contribution to hunters of USA because they are member of NRA? I think not! I saw TV called "World of Whitetail" on Versus channel. McCain is not fan of whitetail hunter. He is upland hunter! What about his support on bowhunting and would add amendment bowhunting on constitution? Is Sarah Palin good at foreign politic like Bill Clinton? You think Palin are hot sexy "hockey/hunter" mom. Come on! Big major concern on McCain is "Age".

From: Idabow........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

badjuju apparently only wants the "gubment" to have full auto weapons. Bad mistake, my friend.

This is not a good choice for VP, but I sill like the ticket better then the democratic alternative. However, is she helping hunters, which is the call of the question? You bet!

From: Idabow........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

badjuju apparently only wants the "gubment" to have full auto weapons. Bad mistake, my friend.

This is not a good choice for VP, but I still like the ticket better then the democratic alternative. However, is she helping hunters, which is the call of the question? You bet!

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this can't be for real - Man did he pull one, and he said Bama isn't ready??????? I agree with the disagrees!!!

From: Kid's Pastor........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

Interesting, as of 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time the total votes 538 with 495 "I Agree" and 43 "Disagree"

Take care and God Bless, Paul

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I just cannot understand how anyone can say she is not experienced when Bama quotes his campaign as his experience. Running a campaign and running a state are very different things. Do I want to destroy our natural resources absolutely not. But I feel it is possible to tap into our own oil supplies and keep the environment safe, instead of sending all that money over seas. Is she great for hunting you bet! PS My wife and her family, who are all democrats, will either vote for Macain or not at all. Even they see that Bama has nothing real to offer!

From: Sophisticated Rednek........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

She is as qualified as Obama to be President and she will protect our hunting rights.

From: GrayDawg........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

From: pondscum2........ ....... Date: 06-Sep-08

Agree

i will hold my nose & vote for McCain/Palin. i would RATHER vote for Palin/McCain, but circumstances do not allow it. :^) this country DOES need change, but not what Obama has in his mind. the Republicans DO favor big business, but then, who keeps people employed? you think they won't move even MORE jobs overseas if Obama starts in on them? his credentials to be president are weaker than any person running for the office since slick Willy, a living monument to the saying "you can fool some people all of the time...". we used to pick between great men (and women) in our elections, now we are being forced to pick between the lesser of two evils. is there no one out there willing to say to the extreme left wing "yes, we get it. you don't like guns. now shut up & go home." or someone willing to say to extreme right wing "OK, you think abortion is murder. get over it. the Supreme Court & millions of women (and men) disagree." or how about "yes, it is terrible that little Timmie is a weak link that won't stop smoking pot long enough to get a job. millions of adult Americans are tired of being treated like criminals because you don't understand the meaning of "personal responsibility" or "privacy". thats the guy i want to vote for, but he aint running. :^( so McCain & Palin win my vote by default. pondscum AKA mark king (here's my name)

From: Ironbow........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

Agree.

This has been asked so many times I have lost count. And not just on this site. I wish someone would answer.

What has Obama done that qualifies him as president? I am still waiting for someone to answer!! And I will probably wait a long time.

Maybe McCain and Palin will buck the party lines and get some real things done.

And I have no problem teaching creationism right along side evolution. Teach both and let the kids decide which is right.

From: dakota........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

i would rather have Sarah one heartbeat away from the presidency than have Pelosi 2 heartbeats away, i pray nothing happens to Bush and Chenny!!!

From: C2onmylaptop........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

Anyone that says they have always been a republican or a conservative but says they are switching to Obama is so misguided and wrong I have trouble knowing where to begin. An Obama administration will grow government even bigger than it is currently. It will increase taxes on everyone. Increase the taxes on gasoline and diesel to raise the price high enough to make driving impractical, to force people to use alternative energy sources. Military spending will be cut and the troops will be brought home without a victory. The size of the military and the intelligence community will both be reduced. America will be made strategically and tactically weaker and more volunterable to terrorist attacks and further economic warfare from China. Will put us on the path for Sharia law to be established in America. We are not, according to the economic indicators actually in a recession now; but an Obama administration with a Democratic controlled Congress(both houses) I can pretty much garantee you that within 6 years we be on our way to Third World status, with a depression worse than the one than started in 1929. I base these suppositions on my educational background(A Bachelors in History and another in Political Science) and many hours of research into Barrack Hussien Obama and his platform.

From: tundra jumper........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

nobama

From: Woodman@work........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

Palin's nomination solidifies my Republican vote.

She acknowledged that drilling in the ANWR is not the answer but a short-term remedy. I don't like the idea but I prefer it to making wealthy the nations that most despise us.

Palin's conservative social viewpoint is closely aligned with my own. The USA may not be an explicitly Christian nation, but it's government was founded on Christian principles. Yes, there should be separation of Church and State, but we cannot compromise away the moral character of America. There are too many ways to rationalize the unconscionable in our modern, poitically correct world.

Obama's spirituality is evidenced only by his 20 year attendance at a racist church. His recent break with this church serves to indicate his inner nature- a compromising spirit devoid of personal conviction. Obama's social policy, much like his anti-White church, is not Bible-based.

Palin's sportsman image does not inspire in me dreams of pro-hunting reform. Her hunting and fishing background inspires me to believe that she has experienced humility, thankfulness, and camaraderie with the common man.

From: jdemocko........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

Our enemies know that America can only be destroyed from the inside out. Obama is the first leak in the dike.

From: RECONDO........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

AGREE 100%

From: bbowhunt........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

Absolutely yes! Finally somebody with guts enough to speak for what they believe and actually act on them.

From: Mzyman........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Disagree

i would just like to know how many of you are republican and have listened to both sides with an open mined.

From: Ole Buck........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

From: MuleyMadness........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

Agreed friends, AGREED!!

From: Chuckster........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

"i would just like to know how many of you are republican and have listened to both sides with an open mined"

Probably about as often as you have.

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If you like the way Europe is run vote for Obama. Personally, he gives me the creeps.

From: TxPSEman........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

From: jb@work........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

I think she is AWESOME! Real family, real background and strong enough to stand for what she believes. She will be the difference in the election. Brillant move by McCain!

Palin is the future for the republican party. I wouldn't be suprised to see Palin run against Hillary in 2012.

GO PALIN! JB

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Even Better that McCain. Gives hunting some positive light too.

From: Modoc........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Disagree

While I like what she does s far as being a hunter/ huntress, whatever you call it. She represents some pretty hairy things. Like the rape and pillage mentality a lot Conservatives rep. Wierd isn't it, how conservative really means the opposite. Problem with her is she is representative of conserving things in her own personal interest. Like a lot of republicans. Don't get confused though. I like McCain, and I like her too. But, there is plenty left to be desired also. Be careful what we wish for. Cause we might not like it in the end. Say hello to the Pebble mine in Alaska if she is VP.

From: Papa Bull........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

Agree STRONGLY. Sarah Palin is a brilliant choice as a representative of Conseratives and sportsmen (one and the same, in my opinion) throughout this nation.

Sarah proves that "change" doesn't have to be empty rhetoric but can really be a positive thing that has a positive influence on this country.

FANTASTIC!

From: Mr. Grumpy........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

Finally someone with the spirit of Theodore Roosevelt comes along. MRG

From: Kingfisher08........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

I Agree 100% because now we have a person who enjoys the outdoors not because she wants some votes or to gain false publicity, but because she loves this great tradition of ours. Ted Nugent the next governor of Michigan.

From: rattus58........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

Mzyman........ I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW MANY DEMOCRATS HAVE LISTENED TO BOTH SIDES WITH AN OPEN MIND? Democrats are following Obama like Lemmings... its amazing... This is my viewpoint in discusssionw with them anyway... :)

Aloha... Tom

From: rattus58........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

Don't forget the basics.....

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From: Dado........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

You couldn't get a job at McDonalds and become district manager after 143 days of experience. You couldn't become chief of surgery after 143 days of experience

of being a surgeon.

You couldn't get a job as a teacher and be the superintendent after 143 days of experience.

You couldn't join the military and become a colonel after a 143 days of experience.

You couldn't get a job as a reporter and become the nightly news

anchor after 143 days of experience.

BUT....

From the time Barack Obama was sworn in as a United State Senator, to the time he announced he was forming a Presidential exploratory committee, he logged 143 days of experience in the Senate. That's how many days the Senate was actually in session and working. After 143 days of work experience, Obama believed he was ready to be Commander In Chief, Leader of the Free World, and fill the shoes of Abraham Lincoln, FDR, JFK and Ronald Reagan. 143 days.

AND, strangely, a large sector of the American public is okay with this and campaigning for him. We wouldn't accept this in our own line of work, yet some are okay with this for the President of the United States of America ? Come on folks, we are not voting for the next American Idol !

From: Gray Ryder........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

Sarah Palin is a class act. She is intelligent,articulate,and a woman who is not afraid to speak out and stand up for what she believes is right. Besides this sportswoman and politician is not hard to look at.

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Agree, I see the evil Democrats in a total panic attack because of this fine lady. She turns every part of their wicked , anti American agenda upside down and inside out. Sarah Palin stands for everything that the Democrat Agenda hates. All Good vs all bad. God Bless America once again with a few more years of liberty and equality.

From: Orionbeme........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Disagree

To Rattus58:

"You couldn't be MORE WRONG! This country was founded on CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES"

Actually, you couldn't be more wrong; many of the "Founding Fathers" of our country were Unitarians, who do NOT believe in Christ, in case you hadn't understood that.

From: rattus58........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

DADO....

Do not expect the American Electorate to "think" about their vote. As has been you said, Democrats are willing to vote for anyone who is not Bush. That is the one thing they have done well, got the public to Hate Bush... Prolonged the Iraq War, and worked counter to our foreign policies. That is not experience nor change, nor good. That is why I cant stomach Democrats, plus what they stand for.

Don't forget, Obama/Biden WANT YOUR GUNS.

Aloha....

From: rattus58........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

Orionbeme.....

Well how do you explain this then....

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

followed next by...

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

So I beg to differ with YOU....

From: tundra jumper........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

read Michelle Obama's thesis from Princeton university. http://wwwscopes.com/politics/obama/thesis.asp

From: tundra jumper........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

i meant snopes, not scopes

From: elmer........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

tundra jumper....are you referring to the "supposed" statement by Michelle Obama in the thesis about "blacks must unite against the white oppressor?"

If so, you need to re-read the article you tried post the link about. that statement is from those who responded to questions asked. It was not Michelle Obama who uttered those words.

The snopes link clearly states that the statement did NOT come from Michelle, but from those she questioned.

From: Jbird........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

Reminder for all you pinkos, this is/was the poll question:

"Agree or Disagree that Sarah Palin is helping hunters?"

If you posted in pink do actually think Obama/Biden (avid outdoorsmen that they are....yeah right) are going to do more for hunters than McCain/Palin?

From: leftybearfan........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

From: Mint........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

I'll take a Governor of a small state over a community organzier anyday. This woman had the guts to stand up to corruption even though it might have hurt her politically. Obama kept quiet for twenty years while his pastor and mentor was bad mouthing our great country and white people. The guy thought the Goverment started aids for petes sake. You mean to tell me Obama and the reverand all during that twenty years they never discussed aids and Obama never heard this from him? Obama is a liar plain and simple. He had to know what his Reverand was all about.

From: obsessed bowhunter........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Disagree

Orionbeme and huntryx: What kind of money are you spending? Pesos? Every piece of money I have has "In GOD We Trust" stamped on it. Now, while some are trying to have it removed, it is still there. Religious freedom when this country was founded was Christianity, which was not allowed under a kings rule.

From: jhelton........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

Gotta love gun totn women

From: don shimano........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

before palin was selected, i felt strongly that mccain would win as more and more people are learning that obama hasn't got a clue. with palin, i am absolutely CERTAIN mccain will win. i can't wait for november!

From: big ter........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

I agree she will help the Obama ticket. I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW MANY DEMS. AND POSSIBLY COMMUNISTS ARE ON THIS SITE. It amazes me how someone can be a party line demo. and a true sportsman. They are the ones raping us of our rights. Yes, there are good dems. Obama may be one of the worst. I will vote for 2 dems. in the senate. Both gun rights supporters but the party as a whole wants to cut-em-up-and-melt-em-down.

From: wildarcher69........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

for all of you who have made a comment about the economy due to gas prices. remember this, It has been the Jackasses(demos) that have been blocking energy production in this country for years. my father-in-law is a strict jackass lol and he works for Gm. he almost lost his job last month because he builds trucks. i had to explain the error of his ways. he is a memeber of the uaw too,and we all know who they support. heres what i told him. voting father-in-law = jackasses in washington = no energy = high gas prices = no truck sales = no job. nothing he could say about it other than just spew what all the other jackasses do. For some reason he thinks that the jackasses are for the working man. cant figure that one out.

as for Sarah Palin. i dont know much about her but what iv heard from her sounds promising. Im for anyone that can be this big of a thorn in the jackasses a$$es.

From: Mathews........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

This dis-abled VietNam vet AGREES!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: Rocky........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

WisconsinDon,I think you would be very hard pressed to find any person who did not break a law, So that eliminates everyone from being a candidate or politician.

Badjuju, Where you asleep on 9/11/2001? If that wasn't an attack on this country I don't know what is. Wake up and smell the coffee.

From: birdman........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

she's a lot better then biden... and mccain and palin will put this coutry in a state of traditional americanship... i don't want to excuse myself for saying merry christmas or the pledge of alegence or GOD bless you!!! birdman

From: hntn4elk........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

Agree. A tough gal with a a world of practical experience that cannot be discounted.

Garo

From: big ter........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

Obama doesn't put his hand over his heart for the pledge. He won't salute the troops. COMMUNIST

From: Kennya........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Disagree

From: elkhnter1........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

From: elkhnter1........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

From: Hawkeye........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

If you liberal Obama lovers would read the book The Obama Nation and still vote for him you've drank too much Kool Aid. If he wins we are all up the creek and those of you who vote for him will get what you deserve.

From: Tilbily........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

interesting...

www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=74635

From: The Walking Dead........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

I don't trust the security of this county to the democrats. After voting for Jimmy Carter, I swore I would never vote democrat again and I never will. The dems like to blame Bush for 911 but Clinton blew it by not going after Bin Laden. The way Carter handled the hostage crisis with Iran was a disgrace. There is a lot of talk about how bad the economy is right now but if this country takes another hit and loses a half million people, you will think these are the good old days. Say what you want about Bush but he made keeping this country safe a priority since 911.

From: tracy warren........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

Owl bait,what a stupid statement to make.Even the best parents can only do so much.You must have never reared strong -willed kids.

From: Landshark Launcher........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

I guess her teenage daughter is the only one in the country that is pregnant. I bet that her preacher doent say g.-d. america. If it werent for him running for office,he would still be in that hate-preachin church. It is OBOVE HIS PAYGRADE to know when life begins. How can a true Cristian not know when life begins?

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Agree she will be good for hunters if she gets in office. But I disagree that she is not qualified to run this country. Befor Duba got in he told us he was not qualified to be president and it took 8 long years for him to show us he was right.SO she is more than qualified to be President. Atleast this lady can talk in full sentences and who did not need her fathers clout to get through college. SO no matter what happens history will be made.

Good luck to us all Tofu Hunter

From: tracy warren........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

People that know "The Living God "just need to pray.

From: On-The-Ground........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Disagree

You's in agreement have all taken the "Bait", Hook, Line,and Sinker! The fact that a pretty face shoots a caribou and catches a salmon and belongs to the N.R.A. is not enough for me.I will make a decision AFTER the smoke clears, AFTER the debates, I suspect she will be humiliated one on one with Joe. As for her doing so much for the sportsmen's cause since being chosen; sure we need all the recruits we can get but NOT those so shallow and ignorant to become hunters solely on the basis of some 'Babe' toting a gun being chosen as V.P. candidate. I suspect he whom is responsible for this thread is listening to too much syndicated radio. You are well advised to check out the View at your earliest con venience; as I do EVERY day while I am mounting hunter's trophies, as any of the women on that panel would "kick-your-ass" in a political debate. By the way, you post a picture of the 'Babe' and get this thread going yet you pulled-deleted the thread a few months ago addressing 'Hot-Archery Babes'. What gives?

From: FlatbowMB........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

Something else that Governor Palin has suggested that impressed me is that she has advocated a better working relationship with Canada. That would be a markedly different from the approach than what the Bush administration has taken - despite efforts by our (Conservative) Prime Minister Stephen Harper to strengthen ties between our countries.

From: sleepyhunter........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Disagree

I have been a Democrat my whole life. Can't change that now. Not even Sarah Palin. Sorry guys, I just don't believe she is qualified for the job. Being a pretty face is not enough.

From: HHejl........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

From: piton........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Disagree

Gameslayer,

I have a couple of questions for your Christian morals.

1. If your wife who you loved with all of your heart or daughter for that matter were violently raped and became pregnant, would you encourage them to keep the baby? And if so, how about if after capturing the rapist, it was determined that he was a drug addict that had aids which meant the child would be born a drug addict and have aids. What then?

2. If your 25 year old son who was your best friend and hunting partner one day brought home is boy friend who was also a avid and passionate hunter; what would you do then.

3. How do you feel about all the "men of God" that have molested all those young boys.

From: David........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

All the way!!!

From: tracy warren........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

Like I said:Ya'll don't know whether to sh+t or go blind.

From: Wolf_Slayer69........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

Of course

From: borntohunt80........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Disagree

Chicken crap move on mccains part

From: piton........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Disagree

Gameslayer,

I do believe in God but, I do not believe the bible is gods word. What do you mean by is it the kids fault, what kid are you referring to? If you are referring to your child how would you determine it being her fault? For arguments sake that she was simply walking home from a basket ball game and wearing loose fitting paints and a unrevealing t- shirt. A child born with aids and addicted to drugs will have a very short and painful life, if you abort it with in a certain time frame, it's not taking a life because it doesn't have a brain, heart or circulatory system yet.

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I'm For Palin/McCain!

But for those that talk trash about the 17 year old daughter of Sarah Palin and about Mr.s Palin's lack of parenting, I have this to say!

Barry H. Obama's mother was 17 and unmaried when he was conceived by a black man and her being white. They weren't married (if they actually ever were) till months later after conception!....Where was HER parents and their parenting skills? Plus, Obama may not be a legal American Citizen as to law and age and time in America on his mothers part....By Law!

Besides, Obama is ONLY 6% black and 50% white.....do you know what the other 44% is??

But Obama want's to play 'the race card' as to being black and his previous ancestors were 'slaves'....when infact they weren't slaves and not black....they were 'slave owners' and not black but owned black slaves.

There is so much BAD to Obama and you that will vote for him are to blind to see and to deaf to hear! YOU will be The Problem for America....if you aren't already now!

JMHO and I'm for Palin!

From: piton........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Disagree

My guess is the other 44% of Obama is Human. Were do you get this 6% and 50% from , are you joking?

From: jager63........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Disagree

I only checked disagree because I figured my post would have a better chance of being read if I checked disagree.I only read the disagree posts because I like to see what the opposition is thinking."Keep your friends close and your enemies even closer". I'm a 21 year veteran of our military and I whole heartly support the Macain/Palin ticket. I'm hoping several of you disagree folks read this!!!

From: =>>>>Elkiller======>........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

My only worry was McCains health issues..NOW it is a win/win....I not only feel comfortable with Palin...I would vote for her if she was running for Pres.!!!!!!

From: =>>>>Elkiller======>........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

Regarding "trooper gate"....you guys know this TOPCOP tased his 10 year old kid and threatened to kill his wife....right>>>? The more dirt the dems come up with...the worse they look!!!!!!

>>? The more dirt the dems come up with...the worse they look!!!!!!">

From: Thumper........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

jager63.....lol

The count is running better than 90% AGREE, so I have a question for those who do not agree. With over 90% of hunters agreeing that Palin will help hunters in these troubled anti-hunting times carry any weight with changing your position or are you just going to remain party hacks?

From: Tx Trapper........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

Piton, GOD's Word works whether we think is does or not. Your examples are tough but nothing that can't be delt with or overcome. Just remember there is another force out there that has "come to kill, steal, and destroy", but we have access to authority over these powers if we desire. Or we "can perish for the lack of knowledge". WE make this decision each day. It is our responsibility to learn, and keep the "gates of hell from prevailing" in our lives. Or we can just coast and blame others.

Now on the election; True Christians (imitaters of Christ)as explained in the BIBLE do not have to live under the worlds economy. We can live under GOD'S economy. We as true Christians have rights as heirs of the most High GOD and if we vote according to the Bible and not our fears (which is a tool of satan) we then do our part as the body of Christ. Sure there is no one who does it all right, but we should know who stands closer to what we believe. IT REALLY IS THAT SIMPLE!!!!

From: Rick Barbee........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08

Agree

Who would a terrorist vote for ?

Certainly not McCain/Palin.

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She's a right-wing looney. The gun thing is a small part of her politics; the rest are so messed up, it's not even funny.

If her and McCain make it, we deserve everything they will bring to this country: even more job losses, more economic downturns, more war, less civil rights, and more taxes to pay for it all.

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"Who would a terrorist vote for ?

Certainly not McCain/Palin. "

Yes, a terrorist would. Just to f*&k this country up even worse than the last 8 years, if that were even possible.

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I strongly agree that she is a great pick and will make a good VP.

From: OHBowhntr........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Disagree

If you guys want to fix the economy, start looking at what you're buying. Pay and extra couple dollars for something MADE IN THE USA, rather than the cheaper chinese or korean made product. I think the fact that Palin went against the "Political Machine" in Alaska makes her very admirable, and seeing her for who and what she is, a strong-minded, independent-thinking, in-touch-with-the-common-people, type person who hunts, fishes, and is a pro-life and gun-rights advocate makes her very appealing to me and my family.

The PRESIDENT doesn't make or break the economy, Congress and Consumers do. If Congress were to TARRIFF EVERY PRODUCT that was imported to this country to make it cost an equal amount to what it would have if an American Worker made it, it would booster our economy, and create revenue that would help our economy. If Congress voted for a tarriff that leveled the playing field for American workers, then our economy would be bolstered.

HIGH RISK LOANS, are part of what is going to destroy our economy. You can't blame anything except for STUPID Decisions made by potential home-buyers, and their financiers for this big Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac thing. Them DAMNED "interest-only" loans are a HUGE culprit in this disaster.

Undoubtedly, a terrorist would vote for the JACKHOLE who's promised to "deplete our military," weaken our national security, and increase the burden of the American Tax-payer by increasing taxes to pay for frivolous social spending plans.

Regardless of who gets elected, it's gonna be a scary next 4 yrs. I'd vote for BUSH again, HAPPILY, before I'd vote for either "likely" candidate.

From: Huffskies........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Disagree

I'm not saying I wouldn't vote for McCain/Palin, but I want to learn a little more before I make a decision.

The people who said, "I'll vote for her because she hunts and she's hot" are the reason that there should be an IQ test before you can vote.

The people who constantly say "B. Hussein Obama" are either low functioning adults who are unable to distinguish between to different people with the same name, or they are manipulators who are trying to use scare tactics to appeal to people with diminshed cognitave skills who cant make the distinction.

Finally, being a Muslim is not a crime. There are some muslim nut jobs, and there are some christian nut jobs too. Its ignorant to make assumptions about an entire religion.

From: Biigg50........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

AGREE!!!!! It always amazes me How many sportsmen and women are so blind and easily swayed by unions or the general media. Obama flat out scares me. He will not do anything good for those of us that are Patriotic, Hunters, Gun supporters or just true Americans. Sara Palin is the one for us.

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"He will not do anything good for those of us that are Patriotic, Hunters, Gun supporters or just true Americans."

You're right, Biig50, the "True Americans" in power for the last 8 yars have us in huge National debt (mostly to China!), with no jobs, a crappy economy, a war that will never end, a near-total loss of our civil rights, vast riches going to corporations like Halliburton (you know, the one Dick Cheney STILL has ties to), on the verge of political Fascism, dwindling health care and pensions for all U.S. citizens, the world thinking we're total morons...yep, you've convinced me - - it's all about guns!

From: Steve H......... ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

Earlier on someone wrote about her managing a small po-dunk town...ummmm, dude, she is the Governor of a state that is equivalent to 10-15 'average' little piddly-sized states....what are you talking about....LOL.

From: Tzi-Oxphon........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

Yes, and anyone who does"nt, well, probably secret PETA supporters.

From: ButchA........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

"Earlier on someone wrote about her managing a small po-dunk town...ummmm, dude, she is the Governor of a state that is equivalent to 10-15 'average' little piddly-sized states....what are you talking about....LOL. "

Exactly... Check out the image link I included. It is a superimposed .gif image of Alaska on top of the mainland US.

http://www.marciesalaskaweb.com/digital%20photos/akmapdraw.gif

Ketchikan, AK is way down near what would be Savannah, GA. The Aleutian Islands, (Adak, Attu, etc..) stretch all the way out to what would be San Diego, CA and Los Angeles, CA. The northern most part of Alaska is in what would be North Dakota, and the southern section (Anchorage, Kodiak, etc..) are in what would be Oklahoma.

NOW THAT, MY FRIENDS, IS A HUGE STATE!!!!!!

From: Ranger6........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

This was a good political move. His main shortfall is that he is seen as too old by the younger generation. She will help with the younger generation. She hunts she fishes. If she were a democrat no one would bring up the issues with her Daughter. I really don't consider my self a Republican but I vote for who I think is the right person. The Republicans currently have my support.

From: sbjones74........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

i do agree this was a very good move, or atleast a very good looking move. she is something that others can look up to, and some of her views are outstanding.

but how many things does the vp really do? not that much. i know if mccain dies she is the one, but remember this,if you vote for mccain just to see her in office, then well did we really win.?

p.s i don't think obama is the answer either. if palin was runing for president, i would for sure vote for her!!!!!!!!! no doubt, a women with balls!!!!! in my opinion

From: David Alford........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

Pat wrote: "She’s done more to promote hunting in one week than the NRA could do in a year."

Bingo!...do any of us need to debate the EXTREME importance of "image"? Think about in everything you do related to hunting. Of course, "slob hunters" probably could care less, even though their image casts a broad shadow.

From: Rotty404........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

From: Hilldale........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

Absolutely

From: Doc........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

Shes pro guns and pro life thats all I need to hear.

From: live2hunt88........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

the fact that palin is very much against abortion is a big plus for me the dems r stupid baby killers....

From: chappy........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Disagree

And we thought Obama had no experience

From: High&Wide........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

From: Mint........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

"And we thought Obama had no experience "

And he doesn't, he doesn't even run his campaign, David Axelrod does. Gov Palin has been a mayor and a Governor making real decisions, some easy but some very tough. She has an 82% approval rating! Like I said before she stood up to her own party when she thought they were wrong while Obama went along with his country hating racist preacher who he could'nt even condem until he was losing votes. I could respect a person voting for Hilary since she isn't a racist or complete fool but Obama is both.

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Huffskies, I cannot recall Christians flying planes in to buildings and strapping bombs on children. If you do not call evil evil and denounce or fight it then you stand with it, Muslims who do not openly denoucnce/fight radical Islam basically facilitate it and that is about 90% of them.

Wake up and smell the coffee, these people hate us for no other reason than to hate. You think for one minute a Muslim would spare you ( or your children's ) life, not a chance.

Hence my earlier point about not buying oil from them but drilling here if no other reason than to PAY American for the work and stop sending money to people who hate us.

From: jordanatwork........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

From: Decbrown........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

Politics as a whole is ugly, irregardless what party you side with.

Even at the lowest level of politics (village, city, local township) you can see how deals are made, or what politician agrees to do X, Y or Z, in exchange for getting some of his/her items passed.

In this Biggest Picture, I feel McCain did pick a winner, as she was not part of the Washington DC crowd. She firmly stands for what she believes in, and does not show regret for it.

Pro-hunting, conservative, willing to take on the old-guard of politics. I was VERY skeptical at 1st, then after looking more into her background and such, I am solid supporter of McCain/Palin for the next leaders of our country.

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From: SWAG........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

Why want Obama use his whole real name if there is nothing to hide or ashamed?? HUSSEIN

OBAMA does have experiance he has been a organizer.

Me I'm voteing for Sarah Palin/McCain on the Dream Ticket.

From: Two Arrows........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

Agree - pro guns and she is a hunter - she is obviously good for hunting.

From: Huffskies........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Disagree

"Why want Obama use his whole real name if there is nothing to hide or ashamed?? HUSSEIN "

It isn't anything to hide or be ashamed of, its just a name. It would be ignorant to assume otherwise.

"I cannot recall Christians flying planes in to buildings and strapping bombs on children."

I can recall Hitler being a christian, tim mcveigh being raised a christian...you ever hear of the crusades?

"If you do not call evil evil and denounce or fight it then you stand with it, Muslims who do not openly denoucnce/fight radical Islam basically facilitate it and that is about 90% of them."

You're with us or agaist us. Thats a great sentiment if you're on the playground. Unfortunately, its not as applicable if you're an adult. What do you expect the average muslim to do, become a US citizen and join the army?

"Wake up and smell the coffee, these people hate us for no other reason than to hate. You think for one minute a Muslim would spare you ( or your children's ) life, not a chance. "

Yes, I think most muslims would spare my life or my children's life.

From: Happy Hunter........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

I can recall Hitler being a christian, tim mcveigh being raised a christian...you ever hear of the crusades?

And other Christians fought to remove Hitler, McVeigh was prosecuted ( by a Christian nation ) and has met his Maker, and the Crusades were wrong as well. I can denounce them and proudly and loudly do so.

"What do you expect the average muslim to do, become a US citizen and join the army? "

Sure why not for starters or at least come out and denounce the terrorists and quit living in my country and raising money to train them to kill me and my kids. If you want to live in my country learn my history and LANGUAGE and become a citizen or go back to where you came from if you feel it is so much better than here.

"Yes, I think most muslims would spare my life or my children's life. "

You are either misled or otherwise challenged. Good thing this country has people who feel different so this country continues to exist. Socialism fails on all counts where it was tried. It soon falls in to dictatorships and then we see what happens.

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From: Winter Hawk........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

Someone PLEASE tell me what it is that Obama has done that makes him DESERVING of being commander in chief. I've already read all of the reasons that some think that Palin shouldn't be second in command. C'mon folks, put party issues aside and take your blinders off.

As for Palin, I like her, and what she stands for. Perhaps, some of the people in Washington are getting a little concerned, with someone that will fight for OUR country and what is in its "best interest".

Now, as for politicians "misrepresenting" the truth. They ALL do.......but the proof will be in the pudding. I have seen what kind of "change" that Obama talks about.....because the Democrats have been in control of both the House and Senate since 2006. Things were bad before this.....but became WORSE after the Democrats took over.

I'll vote for what morals and ethics that I believe in. There are NO PERFECT politicians....but I will take my chances on McCain and Palin in 2008.

Winter Hawk

From: LostHawg........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

Palin is a well rounded American who represents what our leadership should be, but hasn't for a long, long time.

From: deebow........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

Yes, someone who can actually get things done, regardless of Media approval. Actual executive experience, with the corresponding responsibilities. Kind of funny to watch the liberals fear jerk response to a human being of this caliber. Is she perfect, no. Neither is she hiding, she is doing the right thing. It has been refreshing to see someone stand up to the bullying tactics of the biased press.

From: Keith in Colo......... ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

Funny how most of the disagrees I see on here are from guys I have never seen on here before?

From: Geronimo........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

Palin is the real deal! I am voting for McCain!! If Obama and his followers wants a change they can leave American soil and change locations first!

From: TexasTrails........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

I was in your position too Pat. I was going to vote for McCain, albeit reluctantly. In my view, McCain doesn't represent my traditional conservative beliefs and views. But then whether by God's grace or brillance on McCain's part, he picks Sarah as his running mate.

My wife, who shares my hunting lifestyle, told me after we watched her speech, that the majority of women in middle America will relate to her regardless of their party.

I think we are looking at the a rising star for the conservative movement and the first woman president of our great country. Liberals should fear her because she doesn't just have conservative beliefs, she acts upon them!

From: baldeagle........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

From: nutmeg........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

Someone please tell me what Obama brings to the table as far as experienc. Then tell me what experience Biden brings to the table. Absolutely none, zip, blank. Refute that if you can but, good luck because you can't. Rich Potter

From: Kanzamon........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

I would have voted for McCain before. But now with Palin as VP I'll do everything in my power to see it happen. Rather you liked Bush or not, we damn sure dont need Obama and his Muslim ways in the White House.

From: LiteSpeed1........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

From: David Alford........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08 Private Reply AGREE Pat wrote: "She’s done more to promote hunting in one week than the NRA could do in a year."

OK, I might agree that Sarah Palin may be good for hunting, but someone's gotta explain this statement. What kind of statistics is this based on? Just seems like a very bold statement.

From: ironpounder........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

The number of disagrees and their reasons just prove the point there are idiots and morons in every crowd.

From: Shiras........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

I agree that she would be the best to protect our way life as hunters and that latest polls show she has given a significant boost to McCain.

From: Country boy........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

The constitution was written so no one nranch can achieve too much power. In congress you get two years,( only congress can pass a bill or institute a tax hike) the senate 6 and the president 4. If it doesn"t work out you have the option of voting them out. It seems she has more commonsense than most liberals,like I think most americans do, which is how this country started. You and I see many things in Washington that need fixed and can be done so without a lot of complications. Maybe she has the guts to do this. I will vote for her Not so much for Mccain. But, the man has my utter respect as a person. MOOSE Burgers for everyone !

From: SleepsOnStand........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

A definite plus

From: split_toe........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

From: S.A. Aggie........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

You bet I agree!!!

From: sma........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

Obama and his waffeling scares me to death!

From: Bambi Killer........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

NOBAMA!!

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"Obama and his Muslim ways in the White House. "

Again with the ignorance...this just keeps geting stupider...

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Errr...GETTING stupider, that is...and yes, I know there's no such word as stupider...

From: dominant predator........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

regardless whether you totally support all or some of her political choices, she still is way more qualilfied than the liberal dem guy..you want change...you had better becareful what you ask for..

From: Thumper........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

"Who would a terrorist vote for ?

Certainly not McCain/Palin. "

"Yes, a terrorist would. Just to "mess" this country up even worse than the last 8 years, if that were even possible. "

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Funny how all of America's enemies endorse Obama.

From: Two Dogs........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

From: farmboy........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

From: Col. Mustard........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Disagree

It is hard to believe that hunters buy into the same polarized issues election after election. "They are going to take away our hunting rights". Face it, outdoor sports and recreation is big business and it is not going to go away. In the state of Colorado, hunting & fishing generates over 1.5 billion dollars per year and accounts for 200,000 full time jobs. Think about it... What is going away is, public lands. The current administration has been one of the worst in preserving public lands in the history of country. I am not wealthy and I rely on public lands for hunting.Without these lands my hunting rights would be lost. When government puts big business first and allows drilling on public lands, we the citizens lose more places to hunt. We lose more game to hunt and we lose more of our natural heritage. Sarah Palin is another phony who does not care about you or your hunting rights. She voted to drill in pristine areas and is just another puppet for big business agenda. I love to hunt and I love this country, but I am not going to be fooled by some snarky, middle-aged woman, leaning on a grizzly bear rug. Please don't be stupid: think a little harder, and please inform yourself. This country was founded by people who wanted to escape tyranny and persecution, to have freedom of religion and freedom of speech. Sarah Palin does not believe in these American values. She has tried to ban books and views the war in Iraq as a holy war. In a time where hunters are already portrayed as idiot rednecks, we need not validate this stereotype by being mesmerized by the shiny object who is Sarah Palin. Rather, we need to do research and make informed decisions.

From: samman........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

From: dominant predator........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

col. mustard does in the attic....and i say to you kind sir,this aint 1950 anymore,you shop around for the best fuel price,well we got plenty of fuel we'll just hafta go and get it. until we develope different fuel sources ie..hydrogen or corn based.. we are gonna need petroleum from somebody, and that somebody should be us...you come on over to ma. i got to many places to hunt allready...bear, turkey, deer,yotes..allways something in season up here

From: thumper........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

What is at stake, is the very power of the vote. The next president will appoint 3-4 Supreme Ct. judges. Conservatives do not legislate from the bench and invalidate the votes of our elected representatives, whom we hold accountable. Obama is the most radical liberal major candidate to ever run for office. His ultra liberal judges will still be on the bench long after he is gone. Our vote will be greatly weakened by liberal judges who DO believe in legislating from the bench.

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COL Mustard I suggest that you do a little of what you proposed for the rest of us. Take a look at my post above and tell me that hunting isn't in jeopardy? Se what MR Miller a California congressman proposed in Alaska on the wolf and he isn't even an Alaska resident. Sticking your head in the sand isn't going to make it go away but electing individuals that actually support hunting and fishing will put a chink in the anti's armor and make it more difficult for them to get entrenched again like they did in the Clinton administration.

From: LiteSpeed1........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Disagree

Thumper........ ....... Date: 07-Sep-08 Private Reply AGREE jager63.....lol

The count is running better than 90% AGREE, so I have a question for those who do not agree. With over 90% of hunters agreeing that Palin will help hunters in these troubled anti-hunting times carry any weight with changing your position or are you just going to remain party hacks?

I think the original jist of this blog was to find out if folks agree or disagree that Gov Palin is helping hunters. The text has gotten so far out of whack with people agreeing or disagreeing with previous posts that this figure is not correct. It would take a lot of sorting out of posts that don't pertain to the original subject matter to get a more accurate percentage. Also, I found it amusing that at the "Choose One: generator, Pat has it automatically default to AGREE.(I don't think it was intentional, but is kinda funny).

From: dominant predator........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

thers nothing to sort out we the 90% agree.....

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"Funny how all of America's enemies endorse Obama"

Funny how America's enemies want to silence all opposition and dissent by calling them enemies.

From: LiteSpeed1........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Disagree

From: dominant predator........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08 Private Reply AGREE thers nothing to sort out we the 90% agree..... That's my point...there's NO 90%.

From: dominant predator........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

think about what you wrote

From: dominant predator........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

to lightspeed1, i didnt count was using your figures,....say what you mean ..mean what you say

From: LiteSpeed1........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

Yeah, I see my mistake there and AGREE with you 80%.

From: dominant predator........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

pat i'm having fun, thanks .commom- sence allways rules

From: dominant predator........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

to lightspeed1, i still love you in not a gay way... way to man up

From: caribouken........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

Fellas,

The law degrees from Harvard and Yale were not the majority who stood at Lexington, Concord, and Breed's Hill. Those who did were of mixed Christian backgrounds. I came from the lower classes when my father returned from WWII. We had nothing! My heart and soul will support that Lady's candidacy alond with my $ to the NRA and hunting rights groups!

From: Buckfvr........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Disagree

I dont think she could make it any better than any other single politician could make it worse.... R

From: dominant predator........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

wake up open your eyes,,theres allways a worse position

From: BULLZ-i........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

From: dominant predator........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

brandon, your on our side and you dont even know it,believe what you say and vote with your heart

From: Trekker1........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Disagree

Sarah who?

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I wasn't going to express my opinion,didn't want to loose my stars,but if nearly 700 others can ,I can take the plunge!

Have you seen the latest polls?

From: dominant predator........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

you wish jeff,she's kicken yo a**, look i apreictate all ya'lls different views but dont play us, cause you'll be likin our boots come november...

From: BC NATIVE........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

I think Osama Obama helped us out in the first place by picking Biden. Then when McCain picked Palin, I think we will have a White House that is friendly to hunters. I am from Illinois, the land of gun control. If Obama is elected get ready to turn your guns in. Any one that thinks it will not happen is just sticking their head in the sand. So,yes Palin will help hunters

From: TJS........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

Latest polls have McCain/Palin rolling along. Let's keep up the momentum. Let others in your social circles know. Place signs. Show others that there is plenty of support and a real good chance of winning. The Obama ticket supporters need to rethink their initial choice and know McCain/Palin are worth a good look.

TJS

From: Sherrill Philip........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

Now we're talkin'!!!! I first heard about her being McCain's selection for VP when I was in elk camp in Colorado. All six of us in the camp were totally motivated about this. What a deal!!!!

Sherrill

PS I didn't get an elk, but I am heading out to Montana later this month. Here's hoping! :-)

From: crow1........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

From my view up here in this tree. Shes a fine choice. crow 1

From: njbowguy........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Disagree

Guys I love hunting, fishing and the outdoors but this women is a farse! They simply used her to get all those dem. Hilary nuts. Ultimately she's a rookie pawn and will do nothing if elected. I also admire and respect McCain but this duo is looking to rewrite the constitution.

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Agree 150% Quite a Lady and an outstanding Vet as the lead man. Easy choice in my Book!!

Dan

From: illbowhunter........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

I think she will shake up Washington. I know she has to be better than the Obama Chicago Political Machine.

From: MrIncredible........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Disagree

If you think about it a little deeper... then no she will not help hunters. Bottom line is when republicans have the office our economy sucks, if our economy sucks can you really afford to go hunting? And do you really believe anyone Democrat or Republican will ever succeed if they try to take away our Right To Bear Arms? That's why we have the Right To Bear Arms, to keep people from taking our rights away. So think of the big picture when you vote. OBAMA '08

From: LiteSpeed1........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

From: SlipShot........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

From: dominant predator........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

luke what you smokin over there

From: stayfit........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

We should stop referring to Palin's physical attributes (although it's hard not to notice) and focus on her common sense, values and record if we want to get the her and McCain elected. She's a great compliment to the ticket and the polls are tied. We serve our interests and our country by talking about her professional skills and drooling over her looks.

From: wbp93........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

I STRONGLY AGREE, I AM PRO LIFE,PRO HUNTING,& AFTER THAT SPEECH SHE GAVE, PRO SARAH!I DON'T KNOW HOW ANY BODY WHO CAN READ COULD VOTE FOR OBAMA,PICK UP ONE OF HIS BOOKS AND READ WHAT THIS MAN STANDS FOR, THEN PRAY ABOUT IT AND VOTE. "I WILL STAND WITH THE MOSLUMS" JUST ONE OF THE MANY DIRECT QUOTES FROM HIS BOOK.HAVE WE FORGOT ABOUT 9-11 , NOT ME. BROTHER,

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" "I WILL STAND WITH THE MOSLUMS" JUST ONE OF THE MANY DIRECT QUOTES FROM HIS BOOK.HAVE WE FORGOT ABOUT 9-11 , NOT ME. BROTHER, "

I thought the idiots were banned from here. Apparently not.

From: oldblue........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

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Sorry, that was a blatant knee-jerk reaction to what amounted to total blind supidity. My bad.

What I meant to say was:

WHAT THE F*&$ does OBAMA HAVE TO DO WITH 9/11?

But I suppose that is our electorate, and that is what we have to deal with in the coming election...it's so depressing...oh, to have educated voters...

From: dominant predator........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

obviously not, think please about your vote, even michican matters...

From: Rattus58........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

Brandinius.... :)

Why are wearing pink mon..... Sounds to me you should be an agreer, not a disagreeer... :)

Aloha...

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Rattus, I wear camo in the Fall, but if wearing pink means I have a brain and I use it, then give me pink any day. I can still turn it into camo.

From: Steelj........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

Amazing how many people can't answer a simple question properly. Most of those voting "Disagree" should, as they make clear by their own words, be voting "Agree". They have some other issues with the choice that has NOTHING TO DO with the question posed here, or just don't like the politics of the ticket.

From: mikesohm/magnus........ ....... Date: 08-Sep-08

Agree

i think it is a great choice!!! she wants to drill all of alaska for oil, this is incredible because the united states of american of which i am extremely proud shouldnot depend on anyone for oil. if mccain kicks the bucket, i believe she would be a no nonsense no bullshit president. the thing to realize here is regardless whom the president is. congress is still running the country. everyone has an opinion, but to vote for obama is a slap in the face of every american. anyone who would vote for a man whom is anti gun, anti security but yet wants his own life to be secure with additional security for himself. and the day we have a president named obama is saying we have forgot the attack on america on sept 11,2001.

From: Flynarrow........ ....... Date: 09-Sep-08

Disagree

Ignoring global warming, denying its affect on polar bears, and standing up for drilling Arctic National Wildlife Refuge suggests that, while she may hunt, she cares little about long term effect on wildlife or its habitat. she also favors the huge proposed Pebble Creek gold mine in the heart of Alaskas best salmon and trout. Unfortunately many hunters see the world the same way as she does. IMO, Habitat first, then animals, and then hunting. However, many would rely on finding another planet to screw up rather than take care of this one....

From: Birddog........ ....... Date: 09-Sep-08

Agree

From: Turkeynut........ ....... Date: 09-Sep-08

Agree

You have to look who is talking the talk and whose walking the walk, Dems say thaey want all thease things like equality and change, yet they only talk. The Change canidate truly wants to change America and not Washington DC He wants to change it too a socialistic country where those who work will pay more to those who don't, alos