Women For Obama … Attack!

Some quotes from two high profile, female Obama supporters on Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s slap down of their candidate Wednesday night:

Representative Debbie Wasserman Shultz of Florida

“There was no vision of where she thinks the country should go,” Representative Debbie Wasserman Shultz of Florida said in a call with reporters arranged by the Democratic National Committee. “She claimed that John McCain is a maverick and she is a reformer. Sarah Palin is not a reformer. She is under investigation in her home state for abuse of power,” said the congresswoman, referring to a state ethics inquiry. (Washington Post)

“If her best example of being a reformer is selling the state’s plane on e-Bay that’s not my definition of reform,” and not America’s, she said. (The Guardian)

“I thought [her speech] was a tirade of attacks and it was really surprising that the case that Gov. Palin made for her candidacy for vice president is her experience in negotiating the sale of her state’s plane on eBay,” (Representative Debbie Wasserman Shultz of Florida) said. “If, God forbid, anything happens to John McCain, then we are in for a scary proposition.” (CNN)

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas, who portrayed Ms. Palin as a member of the “radical fringe” of her own party when it comes to abortion, credited her fellow governor with giving a strong performance – though she suggested the words were not Governor Palin’s own. “She mastered the words written by the Bush speech writers and clearly delivered them well,” said Governor Sebelius. (Washington Post)

“I don’t know any mayor in any small town in Kansas who hires a lobbyist and goes after [federal grant money] the way Sarah Palin did,” she said. “There’s a disconnect between her positioning herself as a typical small town mayor” and the way she administered the town. (The Guardian)

Faster, Democrats! Kill! Kill!

17 thoughts on “Women For Obama … Attack!

  1. Between Palin and Obama, only one has ever governed anything. Both have little experience. Thankfully, only one is running for president.Joe (undecided and unhappy about my choices) Shmoe

  2. there is something about this palin woman that we have yet to discover…seriously, i don’t know what it is, but i can feel it. some kind of huge scandal or something. she’s just a nasty piece of work, and we’ve only known her for less than 2 weeks.

  3. joe: In times like these you have to ask yourself this … “Who do you think would fuck up the least?” Basically, the lesser of two evils argument.That’s how I pick ’em!eve: My Spidey-sense/female intuition/”shining” is tingling for me on this too. I also could be wrong. Or it could be wishful thinking. But given how poorly she was vetted, I’m thinking there’s smut in them thar hills (of Alaska).

  4. Off Topic (sorry)Did you say that you think the press is ignoring Bridget McCain? Because if you did, you were right.I saw “Inside Edition” on Wednesday that shows the arrival of Palin @ the airport. Later on, the voiceover announcer said, “Here is Meghan McCain with her grandmother.” The only problem is: Meghan and her grandmother were in the background, while in the foreground VERY close to the camera was Bridget Mc Clain, and there was no mention of her at all.I went to the Inside Edition website, but no video of the report has been uploaded yet.I’m looking for it, and if I find it, I’ll send it to youDeedlelee

  5. Palin may have put that airplane on ebay, but it didn’t sell. The asking price was too high. The state had to go to an aircraft broker, Turbo North Aviation. The jet was purchased by businessman Larry Reynolds for $2.1-million.

  6. Why isn’t Hillary Clinton loud an out front about the cynicism of trying to promote Palin as an alternative to her — as if all women were interchangeable???

  7. I truly can’t stand the smug look Palin has on her grill whenever she completes a nasty remark. I don’t think a female version of Dick Cheney is what our country deserves.Sandy

  8. hillary has spoken…”The two party conventions showcased vastly different directions for our country. Senator Obama and Senator Biden offered the new ideas and positive change America needs and deserves after eight years of failed Republican leadership. Senator McCain and Governor Palin do not.After listening to all the speeches this week, I heard nothing that suggests the Republicans are ready to fix the economy for middle class families, provide quality affordable health care for all Americans, guarantee equal pay for equal work for women, restore our nation’s leadership in a complex world or tackle the myriad of challenges our country faces. So, to slightly amend my comments from Denver: NO WAY, NO HOW, NO McCAIN-PALIN.” go hillary! and you know this is just the tip of the iceberg…

  9. I tell you what, Debbie Wasserman Shultz has a lot of ground to make up in supporting our nominee. But hey better late than never. @ Joe, if you really are undecided and trying to decide, judge people on their accomplishments and misdeeds in government.Obama has spent 11 years in elected office. It is certainly possible to look at a rather long record (even though it’s mostly at state level), and decide based on the types of laws he’s helped to pass or has written.If you want, I have bookmarked elsewhere a long list of Obama’s Illinois State Legislation. He was no slouch. I’ll post it if you want, can’t find it right this minute.Blogger hilzoy did an excellent job tracking down bills Obama has worked on the US Senate for the 3 years he’s held office now. He’s done a surprising amount, actually. Major nuclear nonproliferation work, a sweeping ethics reform package, better standards to stop lead poisoning of children, among others.http://obsidianwings.blogs.com/obsidian_wings/2008/02/dear-chris-matt.htmlI think you can do the same with Palin (look at her record, and see if you agree more with her or with Obama), but really it’s McCain you’re looking at, no? Who has actually never governed anything either, so I hope we can all acknowledge that 2 years as Governor of Alaska showing some sort of executive expertise is a talking point.Look at what McCain has done as a legislator, look at what Obama has done as a legislator, divide by your party philosophy and mix in your gut call on who might actually folow through as President on their intentions.

  10. and i lived in arizona for 14 years, so i can personally attest to the “job” mcbush has done as maverick senator…

  11. barbara: Thanks for the link! Obviously, Steinham is working through her Obama issues nicely. But the Palin pick was sooo patronizing that she would probably vote twice just to spite the woman.starrie: I hope the woman with the kevlar pantsuit has more where that came from.Breukelyne: You just had to come over and show up my “pick who will fuck things up the least” theory?But picking who to vote for was easy for me. I’m a feminist and Liberal, right-to-die, pro-First Amendment, anti-censorship, pro-reproductive rights, pro-gay rights, pro-disabled rights, pro-Union, pro-Civil Rights, pro-religious freedom, pro-separation between church and state, pro-universal healthcare, alleged “big government” pinko. I really had no choice.Plus, Barack was all historical, charming and I wanted to see Michelle and the girls in The White House. But that’s largely superficial and about my own ego.

  12. I’m voting for the hot guy. Don’t know about the rest of you.*Waiting for Barack to take his shirt off again.*

  13. Looks like the socialist racial extortionist Obama is going to lose by a landslide. Are you going to riot when you don’t get your way? Or just whine and moan like little boys?

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