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Americaneocon

Palin's an awesome pick, and I too think that the GOP's response to Gustav will give the party a boost.

Katie

I understand that neither Bush or Cheney will be at the Convention. And they just might turn it into a telethon for Gustav victims. But so would the Democrats do the same.

In times of disaster Americans of all parties and all faiths come together. A disaster whether natural or man-made is not the time for party politics, from either side.

What was said on that plane was wrong. It was a stupid remark made by stupid men. And they should be ashamed of themselves.

Palin is the smart choice for McCain, but was she the best choice. It is still a close race and I think it will come down to what happens in the debates.

Fautline USA

Palin is just what America needs! Gustav has just been downgraded a bit!

Debbie

McCain may not even be at the Convention, but that's OK.

Maggie Thornton

Debbie, you post should be used to boost Republican confidence. Put it on our desktops and refer to it when we run into some some of the ugliest words and thoughts we've ever heard uttered in a compaign.

BTW Obama as elder statesman"

Bwwwwwwwhaaaaaa (I really don't know how to do that cyber-laugh but you get the idea).

 fouse, gary c

John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate was a bold and risky move, which may yet backfire on him as the Alaska Governor moves into the national spotlight. It does however, signal one encouraging development if the party is, in fact, beginning to turn to a younger cadre of up and coming conservative figures.

Palin seems on the surface to fit that bill. She is, of course, young, attractive and charismatic. She is conservative (pro-life, pro-gun) She also shot down that infamous "Bridge to Nowhere" that was propagated by old-time Republican hacks, Ted Stevens and Don Young (the former under indictment, the latter under investigation). She is also considered a reformer resisting the questionable practices of people within in her own party like the above two. Now, we will see and learn all we need to make a judgement of her on the national level. Whether she is ready for the VP slot or not, she represents the kind of figures that the party needs to produce and groom.

There are others. Michael Steele of Maryland, who was defeated in his run for the Senate in an ugly campaign (opponents threw oreo cookies at his feet, implying he was an "Uncle Tom" because he was a black conservative Republican), represents a growing conservative force with the African-American community. If McCain wins, look for him to find a place for Steele in his administration.

Another rising star in Republican politics is Lynn Swann, former Pittsburgh Steeler wide receiver who continued to make his home in Pittsburgh after retiring from the NFL. He was defeated in his run for governor of Pennsylvania by Ed Rendell. He also brings a conservative message to black America.

Then there is Bobby Jindal, the Governor of Louisiana, who has brought a message of reform to a state that badly needs it. He was mentioned as a possible VP pick for McCain. As we speak, he is being tested by the looming Hurricane Gustav, that will probably crash into his state and most likely hit New Orleans hard tomorrow. If he performs well, his ascent is assured. First impressions are that he is moving fast and decisively to prevent a repeat of what Katrina brought.

(Notice that I did not mention Arnold Schwarzenegger. I can't believe they are giving this guy a major speaking slot. He defines the term RINO.)

Those are just a few of what I perceive as the hope of the Republican party to remake itself and return to its conservative base.

In that regard, I think another group bears mentioning. That would be the College Republicans on college campuses all over the country. These young men and women are standing up for conservative principles in a decidedly hostile environment. They have to bear the vocal opposition, disruption and ridicule of left-wing students whose only theme is that the US is evil, radical professors, who see their mission as to indoctrinate students, Muslim Student Associations, who align themselves with America/Israel-hating, Jew-bashing speakers and other left-wing anarchists. They (the College Republicans) are the best hope for a rejuvenated Republican Party.

In the midst of Hurricane Gustav, it appears the Republicans will hold a subdued convention, which could be shortened or even cancelled at this point. They would be wise to hold down the confetti, balloons and gasbag speeches. Bush, Cheney and the Gulf state governors and senators would be wise to stay away from St Paul and attend to the hurricane. Hopefully, the Republicans can show a better example than the masked ball we witnessed in Denver.

gary fouse
fousesquawk

CKA in Red State USA

I've got relatives in Jefferson Parish in NOLA who survived Katrina.

But whether I had any personal connection to NOLA, let's all, regardless of which side of the politcal table at which we sit, understand that Hurricane Gustav IS NOT GOOD NEWS FOR ANYBODY.

I do hope the Republicans and conservatives show themselves to have more humanity and concern for the people in our country, especially in the Gulf Coast are --as opposed to some Demockacrats, liberals and leftists who apparently relish the thought of this calamity occurring this week.

Perhaps the Republicans will cancel the convention. While that will cause real economic problems for the host city and its environs, it may be the decent, compassionate thing to do.

Who knows, though? If they proceed, perhaps they can use the air time focus on disaster relief?

ortho stice

The title of this post is insulting. Shame on you, Debbie!

David

"They will see Republican governors do a fantastic job of preparations, evacuations, and everything else involved with protecting the citizens of their states, whether it's Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, or Texas."

Maybe. Kinda depends on a coupla things. Will these facts get any play by the Mass Media Podpeople? (Doubt it.) Will folks actually look for these kinds of facts on their own when they're not spoonfed factoids by Mass Media Podpeople? (Doubt that, too. :-))

Ralph E.

snake hunters sez,

Governor Palin was an extraordinary choice; but she may soon have some company from a mean cat!

Puma, a mountain lion.

PUMA: A group of very angry ladies secretly meeting in hotel suites, private homes, and on conference calls. They feel that their VP Pick got the Royal Shaft from MoveOnDotOrg when Soros
Endorsed Obama-Mania!

See: pARTY*uNITY* mY*aSS

www.puma08.com
www.hillaryis44.com
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www.lazyonebenn.blogspot.com

Debbie

Ortho: Ortho, what a round-up you have at our place. I was going to mention the need for the word "alleged" also, and there is absolutely no proof whatsoever to this vile rumor about Palin and her child, which started in the blogosphere at Daily Kos I believe and took off from there.

As for me being ashamed of my post on the hurricane, I am not. If you read the entire article my friend, you would see that the true moonbats when it comes to the hurricane are the far left. (And I do mean far.) If you listened to the video which I posted earlier, it was on Obama's plane that the drooling over the hurricane ruining the Republican convention started.

I simply said that we pray nothing happens, we pray for no loss of life, no damage, and for the hurricane to fizzle out. But IF it's going to hit, then Americans will see things handled differently than when Katrina hit.

I am not the least bit ashamed of the title.

PALADIN

ORTHO, DON'T BE TOO UPSET. WE ALL KNOW THE REPUBLICANS ARE GONNA WIN THE ELECTION. IT'S JUST THE COLD HARD TRUTH MY BOY. WE ALL KNOW OBAMA BIN LADEN IS A CHEAP EMPTY SUIT, AND THE ONLY THING HE HAS GOING IS THE FACT THAT HE'S A PRETTY GOOD WORD SMITH AND A GIFTED HUSTLER. AND HE CHOSE A CAREER HACK FOR A RUNNING MATE. WHAT A LOSER!!!!BIDEN GOT CAUGHT NOT ONCE BUT TWICE PLAGERIZING OTHE R PEOPLE'S SPEECHES. MC CAIN CHOICE OF SARAH PALEN WAS BRILLANT TO SAY THE LEAST. SO YOU'LL JUST HAVE TO GET USED TO THE FACT THAT THE DEMOCRATS BLEW IT BIG TIME. BUT HEY WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?

Aurora

Fantastic news about the polls, Debbie. The Dems really are spitting nails over this and after Obama's stupid Grecian Temple fiasco, I'm hoping that enough people are getting sick enough of him to swing back to the sane side!

Max_Drive

"I think Americans will be proud of the leadership during Gustav. I also think that the Democrats/Liberals will be put to shame for their glee at potential disaster on American soil for possible political gain on their parts."

I think that pretty well explains the title of the article. If some of the commenters kept reading they might have found that too.

Another minor issue is among the comments. SAYING SOMETHING LOUDER doesn't make it more right than other's posts. If you must SHOUT, then at least spell check. It is rude enough to SHOUT. It is ignorant as well when your mis-spellings are all in Caps.

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