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World Events (Reading Combined Sections)
Topic: Calls Are Starting For Palin's Resignation

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SingleParkPassholder
Fri 9/26/2008 1:50p
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/

This makes the first out in the open print request from a conservative for Sarah Palin to resign from the ticket. She's described as eager, but "clearly out of her depth." No kidding.
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dshyates
Fri 9/26/2008 1:57p
Wow, a pragmatic conservative. Or maybe she just wants to win.
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RoadTrip
Fri 9/26/2008 2:03p
Oh yea. It worked so damned well for McGovern when he dumped Eagleton.

Whatever anyone thinks of her, dumping Palin would be a disaster.

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SingleParkPassholder
Fri 9/26/2008 2:05p
Keeping her ain't working out so hot lately either.
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Kar2oonMan
Fri 9/26/2008 2:09p
I think if Palin said she needed more time with her newborn or her pregnant daughter, no one would (openly) question that very much.

But she doesn't strike me as someone who believes she is out of her depth. She says she didn't hesitate to take the job when asked, and I haven't seen any evidence that she's having any second thoughts now.

When she makes (repeats) her beloved RNC stump speech, she does so to wild applause. She'll paint the press as the enemy, and it's "real people" that matter, and that'll go pretty darn far in this country.

She believes the hype.
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ecdc
Fri 9/26/2008 2:19p
>>But she doesn't strike me as someone who believes she is out of her depth. She says she didn't hesitate to take the job when asked, and I haven't seen any evidence that she's having any second thoughts now.<<

Exactly. She doesn't blink, remember?

I do think at this point McCain is damned if does, damned if he doesn't. If Palin resigns, Obama will talk about it every single day about how McCain can't be trusted to make decisions. We'll see pictures of Sarah Palin in every Obama ad, as well we should.

I've agreed with 2oony on just about everything he's written lately, but I will disagree with this:

>>I think if Palin said she needed more time with her newborn or her pregnant daughter, no one would (openly) question that very much.<<

I think it would get very openly questioned. I think every single news report or talking head would be asking if that's why she really resigned. Then the New York Times or Washington Post would cite "unnamed sources" within the McCain campaign about how she was asked by McCain to resign for the good of the campaign. It would be non-stop coverage as to why. 20 years ago? Maybe no one would've questioned. But in our 24/7 news cycle, it'd be all-Sarah, all the time. Even more than usual.
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Kar2oonMan
Fri 9/26/2008 2:25p
Well, you're right. It would certainly be questioned in terms of McCain's judgement in choosing her to begin with.

I should have said it was a "plausible" reason that could be used for her to exit the campaign. (Not that I believe for a minute that will actually happen at this point).
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dshyates
Fri 9/26/2008 2:29p

Well, picking her was definitely a "maverick" move. A roll of the dice.
Very politician, not so Presidential.
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Kar2oonMan
Fri 9/26/2008 2:31p
I think Sarah Palin is just the latest in the Myth of Mr. Smith Goes To Washington. I think Ross Perot was the previous person in that role.

Everyone wants that "real" person who understands what people want, who isn't financed by lobbyists and stage-managed by handlers and entangled in all the Washington insiders stuff.

People projected that onto Sarah Palin and only now are reluctantly coming to grips with the fact that it was never really there.
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gurgitoy2
Fri 9/26/2008 2:31p
"Whatever anyone thinks of her, dumping Palin would be a disaster."

Yeah, I just can't see her stepping down either. I think it would be a big problem for him. He might make the immediate problem go away, but I think it would not play well to the swing-voters.

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