Greetings, Sarah Palin Comments on Stories, posted by Editor, Pleasanton Weekly Online, on Oct 25, 2008 at 7:07 am
Pleasanton businesswoman Judy Lloyd, who is active in the Republican Party in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, recently met Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as she descended from an airplane at San Francisco Airport en route to a Burlingame fundraiser.
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Posted by John, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Oct 25, 2008 at 5:48 pm
I am so curious about why this understanding is foreign to you. Could you please shed some light for me. It must be that you do not believe that women are capable of being elected to office at any level. Some clarifying insight into your posting would really help me.
Posted by Janna, a resident of the Mission Park neighborhood, on Oct 25, 2008 at 6:08 pm
It has nothing to do with whether or not women should achieve higher office. She is bad for women. She wants to over turn Roe vs. Wade! Why would we want someone in office who would set back women and their hard-earned rights? She wants to teach abstinence only education in our schools. That is very dangerous and unrealistic! She has no clue what she's doing as far as running for VP. Anyone with eyes can see she is BSing her way through this entire campaign. Haven't you watched any of her interviews? I'm baffled that anyone would think she's competent to run our country. I shudder at the thought of her at helm.
Posted by Veronica, a resident of the Apperson Ridge neighborhood, on Oct 25, 2008 at 6:29 pm
I am a college educated woman in a mid-level management position with a Fortune 500 company. I would like the Vice President of the United States to be smarter than me. Sarah Palin is not and not smarter than most women I know. Refer to Janna's post for how most women I know feel.
Posted by John, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Oct 26, 2008 at 5:35 am
"I am a college educated woman in a mid-level management position with a Fortune 500 company. I would like the Vice President of the United States to be smarter than me" - I am guessing that running a state as a gov. does not qualify her to be smarter than a mid level manger of a Fortune 500 company. Sounds to me like you just can't support her views on anything she believes so you must malign her totally.
Posted by Janna, a resident of the Mission Park neighborhood, on Oct 26, 2008 at 7:53 am
What? Sounds to me like you're a man who can't understand why women wouldn't want their rights taken away. I don't necessarily expect you to, but for you to imply that those things aren't important is just ridiculous! I agree with Veronica 100%. Palin is not smart!
Posted by Anonymous, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Oct 26, 2008 at 11:13 am
John: Palin's views would set women's rights back many, many years. But that is not all: she is not qualified to be VP. I am just glad to see that many conservatives have publicly spoken about how Palin is not ready/qualified to be VP.
Colin Powell: (refers to Palin)
"Now that we have had a chance to watch her for some seven weeks, I don't believe she's ready to be president of the United States, which is the job of the vice president," Powell said. "
He is only one of many conservatives that have questioned Palin's ability to be VP. Here is another one:
"Charles Fried, a professor at Harvard Law School, has long been one of the most important conservative thinkers in the United States. Under President Reagan, he served, with great distinction, as Solicitor General of the United States. Since then, he has been prominently associated with several Republican leaders and candidates, most recently John McCain, for whom he expressed his enthusiastic support in January.
This week, Fried announced that he has voted for Obama-Biden by absentee ballot. In his letter to Trevor Potter, the General Counsel to the McCain-Palin campaign, he asked that his name be removed from the several campaign-related committees on which he serves. In that letter, he said that chief among the reasons for his decision "is the choice of Sarah Palin at a time of deep national crisis." "
Posted by Stacey, a resident of the Amberwood/Wood Meadows neighborhood, on Oct 26, 2008 at 2:31 pm
*laugh* You guys are great.
For what it's worth, I'm not going to go vote for Brozosky just because I'm not a fan of Hosterman's politics. Last election I wrote-in a name. I don't agree with everything Hosterman says or does, but I may vote for her this election. My prediction though is that the election is going to be close again.
Posted by mac, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Oct 31, 2008 at 1:03 am
Well, I'll admit here that I am a conservative middle aged woman who is joining the dirth of women who are not supporting McCain because of his unfortunate sidekick, Palin. While she is entertaining with her quirkiness, her selection has caused me to cast my vote away from the man I think is most capable of this presidency.
It's actually my vote "against" the republicans for being so ignorant as to put Palin on that ticket.