My personal musings about anything that gets on my radar screen--heavily dominated by politics.


Waiting on THIS Commercial 

Featuring Sarah Palin.

Palin, walking in front of a wall of TV's, each tuned to something Obama/Biden.

Hi, America. Over the last two months, you've been inundated in your own living rooms with hundreds and hundreds of political ads. But what you've probably never seen is the candidates speaking unscripted--telling people what they REALLY think without the benefit of speechwriters and a teleprompter.

Here's something you might have never seen:

[cut to shot of Obama talking with Joe the plumber, with subtitles] Joe: Your tax plan . . .is going to raise my taxes, isn't it?

Obama: . . . I think that , when you SPREAD THE WEALTH AROUND . . .

[back to Palin] Senator Obama has spent nearly half a BILLION dollars trying to convince you that he's going to cut your taxes. What this moment with Joe the plumber reveals is his real intention--to take money from the people who work hard and are good at earning it, and make sure that it goes to somebody else. And if you doubt the truth of that moment, maybe you should think about what the Democratic leadership in Congress has said:

[cut to shot of Barney Frank] "There will be tax increases down the road;
[cut to shot of Charlie Rangel] "`` I cannot think of one' of President George W. Bush's first-term tax cuts that merit renewal."

A President Obama with a Nancy Pelosi/Harry Reid Congress means higher taxes for you.

Then there's this:

[cut to shot of Biden talking in Colorado] Biden: Mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. . . .And we're gonna need you guys, because the things we do are going to, at the time, look wrong."

[back to Palin] I think the world will test a President Obama, also. After all . . . .

[cut to clip of Obama] Questioner: Would you be willing to meet separately, without precondition, during the first year of your administration, in Washington or anywhere else, with the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea?....."

Obama: I would.

[Palin] And his own website brags that "Obama is the only major candidate who supports tough, direct presidential diplomacy with Iran without preconditions"

So, is Senator Obama just the man to sit across the table from Ahmedinijad at just the moment that Iran begins to carry out its plan to bomb Israel?

Are you willing to take that chance?

Or would you prefer to see a man whose unguarded, unscripted moments are about the value of hard work, the reward of earning your way, and the obvious benefits of the government getting out of your way?

Would you prefer to see a man who survived five years in a POW camp sitting across from Iran? Do you imagine that the world would think it needed to test the mettle of John McCain?

This election is close, and, soon, we're all going to get off of your televisions for a while. But before you go vote, think about what these two men say when they don't think the cameras are rolling, and decide for yourself who you think is closer to your values.

And then vote accordingly.

Thank you, and God Bless America.

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