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  1. Syrin from Wasilla
    Jul 09, 2009 @ 07:36:00

    Author: John Sawyerhttp://www.henkimaa.com/2009/07/07/the-2-million-dollar-meme/#comments
    You ask "how did such an unqualified candidate such as Sarah Palin, with her checkered past, thin resume, history of obfuscation, and vindictive manipulation, attain a position of such local (and now national) prominence?". While your own answer may have some bearing on this ("I believe the answer lies in the fundamental election flaw of closed partisan primaries (as well as the lack of mandated publicly financed campaigns)", I believe some simpler truths apply too:
    Sarah Palin was in various beauty contests years ago. There, she learned, or merely honed, her skills related to speechifying (if not outright lying), looks vs brains, etc. The polls that were done right after McCain picked Palin as his running mate, showed Palin scored much higher with men than women–undoubtedly, many of these were easily deluded men who liked her looks, and decided to take her at her word, regardless of any evidence that detracted from her statements (typical of many lovestruck moon-eyed guys). For the women, she said she was a hockey mom–a surprising number of women (aside from the ones who saw right through her) said they liked her, believed her, and would vote for her based on simple things like this that they could "relate to". In many elections, at least half of all voters operate according to what are, for them, easy to track (in other words, lazy) markers like this, that they think tell the truth about someone. I guess these voters live in communities where everyone is as upstanding as a Garrison Keillor community, and stories about underhandedness among people are considered tall tales about far-away lands, or about anyone who isn't a Republican. Never mind the stories about Palin's husband being a member of an Alaskan separatist movement, or the fact that she once spoke in front of that crowd, praising them, or other real indicators of a person's character or intent, like those reported on here by Mel–what hockey mom would darest cross the line and engage in acts like that? Some people think that thinking the best about someone, with friendly trust, is a sign of their own good character, but too often the character trait it shows is a childish unwillingness to think like an adult, and look underneath someone's public persona.

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  2. Inside_Passage
    Jul 09, 2009 @ 09:19:00

    The brutal irony of including the words obfuscation and brutal vindicativeness in that post are what comes after – nasty and childish attack against anyone who ever considered her a legitimate candidate.Pathetic.

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  3. Syrin from Wasilla
    Jul 09, 2009 @ 09:48:00

    If anyone ever considered this immoral, incompetent whack job to be a legitimate candidate is more than pathetic! They're fools of the highest level. They're useless and devoid of intellectual honesty.

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  4. Inside_Passage
    Jul 09, 2009 @ 22:41:00

    Thanks for illustrating the point so very clearly about childish namecalling. To your credit, it's a step up from your ridiculous "whore of babylon" raving.

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