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Not Exactly An Endorsement

by @ 5:30 pm on October 31, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Politics, Sarah Palin

Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger had a tough time the other night finding anything nice to say about Sarah Palin:

A former Republican Secretary of State and one of John McCain’s most prominent supporters offered a stunningly frank and remarkably bleak assessment of Sarah Palin’s capacity to handle the presidency should such a scenario arise.

Lawrence Eagleburger, who served as Secretary of State under George H.W. Bush and whose endorsement is often trumpeted by McCain, said on Thursday that the Alaska governor is not only unprepared to take over the job on a moment’s notice but, even after some time in office, would only amount to an “adequate” commander in chief.

“And I devoutly hope that [she] would never be tested,” he added for good measure — referring both to Palin’s policy dexterity and the idea of McCain not making it through his time in office.

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Eagleburger explained: “I don’t think at the moment she is prepared to take over the reins of the presidency. I can name for you any number of other vice presidents who were not particularly up to it either. So the question, I think, is can she learn and would she be tough enough under the circumstances if she were asked to become president, heaven forbid that that ever takes place?

“Give her some time in the office and I think the answer would be, she will be [pause] adequate. I can’t say that she would be a genius in the job. But I think she would be enough to get us through a four year… well I hope not… get us through whatever period of time was necessary. And I devoutly hope that it would never be tested.”

So that’s the best that Eagleburger could come up with in an interview where he was supposed to be making the case for her candidacy…….

Fortunately, given the polls, his hope will never have to be put to the test.

3 Responses to “Not Exactly An Endorsement”

  1. James Young says:

    And yet, she still has more executive decisionmaking experience than The One.

  2. More than John McCain too, for all that’s worth

  3. Daniel Cabrera says:

    THINKING THE SITUATION ONCE MORE

    Have a great day:
    One thing I learned in life ; – most people :- (perhaps,… only many people) – attmept to ‘play blind’ so they will not see reality ,…THEY ARE PATHETICALY AFRAID!

    To me is really silly for kangaroos exist in Australia, EVEN IF I CANNOT SEE THEM. so in others words, even if I (or anyone for that matter) refuse to see and/or accept reality , THAT REALITY, STILL THERE NO MATTER WHAT,…. EVEN IF I, OR ANYONE CHOOSE NOT TO SAY IS THERE.

    So come to the point this: ( and I wander if at this point you will choose just to erase what I am saying to you,…or if you will continue reading out of curiousity -….anyway is your choice)

    It is already known that Obama favours the palestenian view-point in the Israel-PLO conflict.Now, he decived the public about funding for his political activity among others things and on top of that, the economical views (tax-plans) are not compatible with the actual financial plateau.,….meaning RAISING TAXES IS NOT THE CORRECT WAY – and number of experts in the financial sector said that already many, many times .

    In other words Obama had not been honest nor realistic to none of us. Can he be trusted withthe presidency?

    Consider this if you will:

    I said it before and nobody believed, …the ‘captains’ in congress ( those democrats:Pelosi, Reid,Frank and others) are giving bonuses and misusing the money form our savings to PERPETUATE THIER UNSCRUPULOUS PRACTICES!. Do not you SEE it now happening? Others things are going around too, SO GET ALERT!, GET CORRECTLY INFORMED !

    .Would be real good to watch another news sources beside the TV TABLOIDS ,:CNN and MSNBC. (oops!,…that is you right?) Now I am really curious. It seems that freedom of speech is going to be down to the ground, should Obama gets the presidency. Oh!, well, so then really we are going to become a socialist ( should I say communist ) nation. Interesting, just like in the old days in old Russia,… only the news soviet agency TASS with the two branches fussed in as doubble one:- ISVESTIA,PRAVDA, and whoever does not agree with them, is pray for the KGB!

    So, no more O’reilly, Hannity, Limbaugh, the entire FOX NEWS structure for that matter!, Oh! yeah! because the TV TABLOIDS ( CNN and MSNBC) are deep in the can with the democrats not to mention number of newspapers and magazines (YELLOW PRESS JUST AS WELL ) Oh!, swell!, those clowns will definitelly survive under ‘THE NEW ORDER’!

    And there is more,… we are about to deep once more into our taxpayers savings to aliviate the wounds that those crooks at WallStreet did to us. BINGO! – THE BERNANKE SECOND INJECTION!,…correct!, wih the ‘MORE OF THE SAME CROOKS AND THIEVES FROM SHORT TIME BACK’THIS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL OUR SAVINGS GET TOTALLY DRAINED AND THEN!,… GOOD BYE STRONG COUNTRY!,… EASY PREY FOR DESTRUCTION!

    Pathetic.VERY PATHETIC!

    Want to add an extra explanation to the scenario?
    The first ‘bail-out’ served only to PERPETUATE THE UNSCRUPULOUS PRACTICES BY corps and individuals ( mostly democrats!) Fannie, Freddie, Raines, Johnson, O’Neal, ETC. and backed by Barney Frank, Pelosi and others,…well you know the story.

    And also everybody knows how dilligents those crooks and thieves were, going in mini-vacation-kind-of-cellebration spending over 145 THOUSAND $$ in expensive hotels and maasages, ETC,…all that type of things.

    Now they are shooting for more money !! , with new so called,…’directives’ and /or ‘concepts to furnish programs and ways to help the people,…even further’,…so they say.Ah! mighty galaxies!, like we should believe them!. Indeed , they all are objects of art, actually they are: – CON-ARTISTS!,…that is the concept.

    Well, with the first bail-out they open the doors to the SOCIALISM that Obama want to INJECT to our economic system and will definitely constitude the fall of the american power.

    Picture this if you will,

    1. Economic crissis is created ( let to be happened ) to help Obama, to be attractive to the masses, for ECONOMY is a big factor in our life-style, and in fact is a pillar for our national security.NOTICE THAT ECONOMIC SANCTIONS ARE PUT INTO EFFECT TO THOSE STATES WE NEED TO BACK DOWN THEIR EMPHASIS TO DESTROY FREEDOM. It is an effective technique. So, this was allowed to happened here in our very grounds.

    2. Now, Obama comes with a plan to even further nationalization of the private assets :- ‘SPREAD THE WEALTH AROUND’- actually a SOCIALIST PRACTICE. Just get educated on this: and read THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO and other writtings by Carl Max and Fredderick Engels.

    THEN, compare this kind of literature with our CONSTITUTION and wrttings by John Locke and Thomas Hobbs and you VERY CLEAR, WILL SEE THE DIFFERENCE!My fellows american , this sounds to me like a MASTER PLAN to bring down the power of our great country.

    OBAMA IS A ‘TROJAN HORSE FACTOR’ BRINGING WEAKNES TO OUR COUNTRY, OK? A MASTER PLAN OF DESTRUCTION. VERY ELUSIVE, VERY EFFECTIVE!

    Does it sound science-fiction to you?,…too speculative? Well, I have news for you : WE ARE LIVING IT! and our children will pay HIGH PRICE if we do not put the RIGHT PEOPLE in the LEADERSHIP!

    We are in need,… OUR COUNTRY NEEDS NOW SOMEONES WHO ELIMINATE CORRUPTION , OVERSPENDING, AND MANTAIN NATIONAL SECURITY IN PLACE.We need leaders that take on corruption in government and in the financial sector, WE DO NEED REAL REFORM NOT A MOCKERY AND FALSE TALKING PROMISES.

    A question:

    Can Obama fight and eliminate the CORRUPTION , and eliminate the absurd OVERSPENDING in Washington and in the finanacial spectrum without POLITICAL SUICIDE?

    YES? or NO?

    The reason I ask is because he is all the way to his eye-balls connected to corps and individuals of questionable integrity , responsible with all this economic mess,…you know ,…CONFLICT OF INTERESTS HERE!
    He IS very successful in sounding CONVINCING to the masses for most out there are not informed, NO EDUCATED IN THINGS IMPORTANT TO KNOW.

    OBAMA DOES NEED INGNORANCE AMONG THE MASSES, SO HE CAN CONTROL AND DRIVE THEM.

    This is common sense: if taxes ( all types, SPECIALLY THE CORPORATE GAIN CAPITAL TAXES are elevated) the jobs that they are OUT THERE, WILL REMAIN OUT THERE AND EVEN MORE WILL GO OUT THERE.

    If actual taxes are untouched and croporate gain taxes get elilminated or reduced, JOBS FROM OUT THERE, WILL RETURN HERE TO AMERICANS AND MORE JOBS WILL BE EMERGE AS RESULT.

    Is simple fouth grade arithmetic, we do not need to be a theoretical scientist in quantum physiscs to understand this one. Is very simple 1+1=2, and 2×2=4.

    WE HAVE TO STOP THIS MADNES! A ‘TROJAN HORSE FACTOR’ IS AMONG US AND NEEDS TO BE REVEALED! TOTALLY EXPOSED!

    Just give some thoughts to his, will you ?,…it is worthy,OUR CHILDREN ARE IN THE LINE HERE , DO NOT FORGET THEM!

    I do hope that Sen McCain or Gov Palin ( or both of them ) ask Obama openly, during one of those rallies something like this:

    “SEN OBAMA, CAN YOU FIGHT THE CORRUPTION AND GREEDY IDIVIDUALS IN WAHINGTON AND IN THE FINANCIAL SPECTRUM STARTING FROM DAY ONE IN OFFICE WITHOUT GO INTO POLITICAL SUCIDE?,…WOULD YOU DO THAT FOR THIS COUNTRY?”

    I would like to hear his answer!

    I wander how the electorate will react.(???)

    With Obama as president we REALLY GET MORE OF THE SAME! Don’t you get it? MORE SAME CORRUPTION AND DEFICIENCY IN ECONOMY
    JUST REMEMBER THE DEMOCRAT WERE THE ONES THAT SCREWED-UP
    MEANING , FANNNIE, FREDDIE, RAINES,JOHNSON,O’NEAL,BARNEY FRANK,
    PELOSI,BERANKE AND OTHERS CLOWNS THERE.

    OBAMA=MORE OF THE SAME – REAL AND PRESENT DANGER!

    Hey!, WAKE-UP! OBAMA IS WEAK,WEAK,WEAK,…HE IS ONLY AND ONLY,
    JUST FLASHY! If he gets elected, all those on his favour now, will be extremely sorry, wishing to
    have a TIME MACHINE to go back in time and undo the voting.

    But you see, TIME travels only in one direction for us humans, and once we do
    ANYTHING , THERE IS POINT OF NO RETURN!

    Perhaps future technology will provide otherwise ( it just might be,…not sure yet )

    _______________________________________________ ECONOMY;

    It seems that the ‘trump-card’ is economy nowadays.Ahh!!…. ECONOMY! ,…the confetti of the month!

    Ok, to make it short , even the high-stars business men and experts say over and over this:…”….nobody knows what to do really ……we all trying shoots in the dark,…for is an unprescedental plateau…” In other words, do not, …did you read well?,..DO NOT ! pretend that McCain or Obama( any of them) will shake this one, and fix it just like by magic.

    ON THE OTHER HAND:- also, the top bussiness men and experts have a consensus of:- …”if higher taxes, at the present economy status are applied the economy will definitelly plumet lower very dangerously…”

    History shows that the last time encreasing of taxes were made in a similar situation, that generated THE BIG DEPRESSION in the early 30’s.SO WOULD BE GOOD THAT EVERYONE, READ, INVESTIGATE AND GET FAMILIARIZE WITH THIS.

    So, it will be INCORRECT to elevate taxes OF ANY KIND at present times. This should gives an idea wich one from the candidates is/are the let so say :,…THE LESS OR LEAST DESTRUCTIVE for our economy structure. But that is on just on ECONOMY. Make your own story, the best you can.

    The next topic perhaps , could be NATIONAL SECURITY, but this is for another segment.
    Oh! yes!,because if our beloved country is not secured wisely/get attacked and destroyed , we will not have any ECONOMY to worry about.

    So you see?,…we need a POWERFUL AND WELL SEASONED PRESIDENT for that task, CORRECT?…and lately,things around the world are not precisely the most promising ones for to be happy about!, RIGHT? SO, THINK ABOUT THIS ONE FOR NEXT TIME! _______________________________________________________________ NATIONAL SECURITY; TEST FOR OBAMA-WORLD CRISSIS

    Let so make the enunciation short:

    1. Powell endorses Obama .

    2. Biden gave us a ‘PROPHECY’,.. a TEST for Obama (ONLY OBAMA)).

    If wisdom, experience, courage, tacticals and estrategics, along with vision for global dynamics could be infused or transfused or absorbed , or CREATED BY WHATEVER UKNOWN STRANGE PROCESS , as result of POWELL’S ENDORSEMENT,…then we can be definitely sure that our NATIONAL SECURUTY, domestic and abroad, would be well set.

    The scenario is however far form reality and even the fictional, does not fit the wishful thinking.

    Those ‘OUTSIDER OBSERVERS’, understand, sense, and know for sure that IF the president elected is of STRONG RECORD OF STRENGH, this our great country is going to be PROTECTED AT LARGE NO MATTER WHAT for the PACKAGE will be there.

    IF , ON THE OTHER HAND, WEAKNESS IS SENSED ( as our enemies are wishing for), a continuation of asaults ( 9-11 type ) is for to be experienced over and over here in main land USA grounds,…not too good scenario.

    Obama said number of times, that Iran, and Venezuela are not threats for they are: ’small countries’,…well, for the records?,…THERE IS NO SUCH A THING AS ‘SMALL ENEMY’ ,…GET THIS VERY, VERY CLEAR.

    A picture in a ‘byrd-eye-view’:

    Russia, is in the offense, does not stay in their word, even further is right here in our backyard in association with Venezuela ( Hugo Chavez to be exact) .

    Iran continues nuclear progam and weapon enterprises, ignoring over FIVE YEARS OF ATTEMPTING DIPLOMACY from USA and Security Council at United Nations, including The European Consortium,…well my friends,… ( NOTHING WORKS WITH THOSE GUYS), and in addition , just in case is not enough?,… North Korea is in similar predicament.

    Now, get it straight, OUR COUNTRY NEEDS A STRONG LEADERSHIP THAT TRANSLATE INTO : ‘DO NOT! MESS WITH USA, PERIOD! ONLY A STRONG LEADER CAN MAKE THAT REFLECTION OUT THERE TO THE WORLD.

    Omama DOES NOT HAVE THE RANKS.

    Perhaps now you can think about this, or not,…and cast a logical and educated vote. You choice.

    Ultimately I woud say that a fundamental part of our success will depend greatly also in to PRESERVE OUR WAY OF LIFE WTH THE SYSTEM WHICH SHOULD FIT OUR GREAT COUNTRY :- A DEMOCRACY-CAPITALIST.

    In addition to accomplish and perpetuate this, is paramount to prevent future CORRUPTION AND DESTRUCTIVE GREED IN GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS.

    We do know Obama is unfited for the protection of our country, nor inclined to clean-up nor stabilize government and the financial spectrum for reasons already known.

    In addition, is also known that his root of afiliations and associations are not at the latitud for someone who seek the presidential rank. On that we can point out : corps and individuals of questionabel integrity such as ; Freddie, Fannie, Raines, Johnson, O’Neal, Frank, Reid, Pelosi ;- along with another anti-american characters such as ACORN goup, Ayers, Wright, Alinsky.

    Not to mention outsiders anti-american sympathizers like The Hamas and other terrorist groups who they would see with good eyes, Obama as president of our country.

    In conclusion, Obama’s complete alure is not the best one. The picture IS NOT POSITIVELY PROMISING.

    In view of this scenario Obama could be branded as: ENEMY OF THE ESTATE.

    Should not , and MUST NOT be elected as president of our great beloved nation. THINK OF THIS VERY SERIOUSLY! Sincerely,
    Daniel Cabrera
    Merrillvillle, Indiana

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