Saturday, August 30, 2008

YR Federation of Virginia Chairman Praises McCain Selection of Governor Sarah Palin as V.P.

Young Republican Federation of Virginia Statement on Sarah Palin
Palin adds enthusiasm and energy to the John McCain Ticket

For Immediate Release
Contact: Lori-Ann Miller
Krystle D. Weeks

August 29, 2008

Republican Presidential candidate John McCain named Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate. Palin adds strong, conservative leadership to the ticket. With an 80% approval rating in Alaska, Palin has been a solid leader on fiscal responsibility and has lead the fight for the development of new energy resources.

Young Republican Federation of Virginia Chairman, Lori-Ann Miller issued a statement on McCain’s pick of Sarah Palin for his running mate:

“Sarah Palin is a strong Vice Presidential pick that represents a fresh breath of air for those looking for representation in this election and someone who will make a difference in Washington, DC. As a soon-to-be mom myself, I admire what Sarah Palin has been able to achieve as both a professional executive rising to the level of Governor as well as being a mom of five children. With three daughters, one son off to Iraq in only a few weeks and a baby boy with the challenges of Down’s syndrome, she has been a successful manager both of a State and her family. One of the issues important to me is the pain we all face at the pump, there is no one that knows the issue of rising oil prices and how we can solve this problem better than someone who knows Alaska and its issues like Sarah Palin. Lastly, I can't stop thinking of the irony that Hillary Clinton was able to get so many women excited about politics and what a woman could do, but it is the Republican Party, not the Democrat Party, that is leading the way and elevating a smart and qualified woman like Sarah Palin to its 2008 ticket to win the White House. I feel confident that Governor Palin should be able to carry on the mantle left to her by Geraldine Ferraro's 1984 run, connect with women as a new and refreshing face and close the deal to help us win in 2008. As a young professional and mom-to-be, I am looking forward to campaigning for the McCain/Palin ticket.”
The Young Republican Federation of Virginia is enthusiastic about the recent selection of Sarah Palin as John McCain’s running mate. This ticket offers the opportunity for the first woman Vice President and a running mate who is dedicated towards advancing the cause of freedom and prosperity for America.

For more information about the Young Republican Federation of Virginia, please review our website (


Friday, August 29, 2008

Hillary for Sarah '08 Coalition Kicked Off by....Hillary Herself

Clinton Congratulates Palin
August 29, 2008

Sen. Hillary Clinton praised the choice of a female for McCain's vp.

(CNN)Hillary Clinton praised the historic nature of John McCain's vice presidential selection in a brief statement released Friday that was eagerly anticipated by both presidential campaigns.

“We should all be proud of Governor Sarah Palin's historic nomination, and I congratulate her and Senator McCain," Clinton, the first woman to win a presidential primary, said in the statement. "...Governor Palin will add an important new voice to the debate.”

The McCain campaign has made little secret of the fact the selection of Palin — the first woman to appear on a Republican presidential ticket — was in part designed to court supporters of Clinton's White house bid, some of whom feel the New York senator was treated unfairly during the primaries because of her gender and remain wary of supporting Obama.

Palin directly mentioned Clinton by name in her acceptance speech earlier Friday, saying, "Hillary left 18 million cracks in the highest, hardest glass ceiling in America. But it turns out the women of America aren't finished yet, and we can shatter that glass ceiling once and for all."



Yes my friends, how happy was I to hear of a private GulfStream jet taking off from Anchorage, AK bound for Dayton, OH early this morning. Yes, I may go into fortune telling after this one...

This is a genius pick by the McCain camp that will surely have the Keith Olbermans and the rest of the partisan, disarrayed, in-fighting MSNBC political crew holding their blankies close tonight. Talk about a liberal implosion, Tim Russert, they need you! As usual FoxNews and surprisingly CNN had decent coverage of the DNCC.

Sarah Palin is a bold, refreshing choice and voice for our future. If I had a say on the campaign, I would rotate her throughout Montgomery and Delaware Counties in Pennsylvania and in Fairfax County, Virginia. Not to mention her home turf in the Great NW by putting Washington State and Oregon State back on the table. Remember, Oregon could be in play with this pick. I would say Washington State, but with King County's antics, that may be tough. Just ask "Governor" Rossi. Anyway, she should also play well in Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada.

Having invaluable experience in Alaska on an Interstate Conservancy Commission and National Energy Commission, Gov. Palin knows oil and knows what we need to do to help alleviate our pain at the pump while keeping our enviroment clean. Through a combination of what we can do now with fossil fuels and what we can do tomorrow with alternative energy, Governor Palin adds a much-needed boost to the McCain energy platform.

Finally, I must say kudos to Sen. McCain's inner circle for coming up big when they needed it the most. Watch the +3 point Obama bounce evaporate quickly. After all, what did Obama even say last night. My eyes were so fixated on the glitz, glare and fireworks of all those people at the stadium and Barackopolis setting behind him that all I heard was Bush this McCain that. He had no ideas! Here is one reason independents should NOT vote for Obama, he used Brittany Spears' set designer to create the Greek Temple you saw behind him last night - the Barackopolis. Toga, Toga, Toga.

Now, go launch the Hillary for Sarah coalition and get the Future Leaders coalition off the ground! Everyone knows that President Clinton and Obama do not get along, so this is a brilliant selection to woo our independent soccer/security moms to the McCain win column.

Go get 'em Johnny Mac!

Alaska Gov. Palin to be Named as McCain Running Mate
Friday, August 29, 2008

Governor Palin is considered a rising star in the Republican Party. She is the state’s first female governor, the mother of five — and at 44 is its youngest chief executive.

The choice of Palin was kept under such tight wraps that even Palin’s mother said Friday morning that she had not yet heard from her daughter that she had been selected for the No. 2 spot on the GOP ticket.

“I’m sure she’s trying. We haven’t been off the phone for a second,” Palin’s mother, Sally Heath, said.

The McCain camp issued a statement calling Palin a reformer who can work across the party aisle. “Governor Palin has challenged the influence of the big oil companies while fighting for the development of new energy resources. She leads a tate that matters to every one of us,” the statement said.

“In Alaska, Governor Palin challenged a corrupt system and passed a landmark ethics reform bill. She has actually used her veto and cut budgetary spending. She put a stop to the ‘bridge to nowhere’ that would have cost taxpayers $400 million dollars.”

A McCain campaign aide described her as a perfect complement to the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

“A maverick with a record of reform picks a maverick with a record of reform. With this pick John McCain is putting Washington on notice. There’s a shake-up coming,” the aide said.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

McCain Would Do Well To Select Governor Sarah Palin as No. 2

The private registrar causes one to speculate, hmmm. This is my number one choice over Governor Tim Pawlenty and Mittens Romney (ok I admit my FredHead side dies hard - sorry Gov. Romney), but I did not realize she was a top three pick. I also like Rep. Marsha Blackburn, but don't think she is still in the running.

Sarah Palin adds a lot. She is a strong female political leader from the Great Northwest. With FL, OH and MO, seemingly falling in line, Senator McCain needs help geographically in two areas the West and the Rust Belt.

Palin helps McCain in WA, OR, CO and NV and by virtue of being a bright female - soccer/security mom vote. If she can get to be well-known enough in time, she could really make a difference.

Pawlenty helps McCain in MN, WI, MI and maybe OH, but Sen. McCain couldn't win MN in the primary with Gov. Pawlenty chairing his campaign. So - I say not to Pawlenty. is cartoony and I bet totally held by a CyberSquatter.

Romney helps McCain in MI and NV only. Romney's father and family legacy help McCain in MI, not sure it is enough though to win MI, but it might just be. Romney's Church helps solidify NV in the McCain win column and could make NM alot closer (today we lose NM by 8-10 points) and the Church could possibly help McCain a little bit in CO. Romney's staff, however, denied he had been offered the job and is blank, no site.

So...this could be the ticket! McCain-Palin.

Brief Bio of Governor Palin (R-Alaska)
She was a point guard in high school for her state champion basketball team
She is a former beauty queen
She is a lifetime member of the NRA
She is quite young (44) and vibrant Governor
She has championed ethics in government
She is a mother of five; three daughters, two sons; eldest son just joined the U.S. Army

Any thoughts? Looks pretty good to me.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Over 60% of America says, Obama You "Blew It" with VP Pick!

Wait until the Indian-American community gets a load of this one. Roll the tape above on Joe Biden from January 2008 at the Iowa State Fair making the following comment: “You can’t walk into a 7-11 or Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent.” Say what? Way to court the Indian American and Asian American immigrant community. Not.

Finally, with some degree of credibility, the McCain campaign can argue that Obama thinks youth and inexperience is so important for change that he had to pick a 30-year seasoned liberal to boast his own paltry credentials.

Why vote for Obama who has to rope in experience with his No. 2 pick, when you can have a PRESIDENT like John McCain, who will be Ready from Day One to face down Chavez, certain threats looming in the Middle East and North Korea, Putin and certain "Irregulars" in Georgia who continue to burn villages and loot, rob and kill innocent civilians. Another ten days for a full withdraw. Will believe it when I see it.

From what I understand, please correct me if I am wrong, but Sen. Biden totally supported segregating Iraq into three ethnic states, but then also later supported John McCain's plan for the surge. Looking forward to see how the MoveOn/Huffington-types take to the First Stater - Senator Biden. (DE was the 1st State of the Union and has 7,000,000 chickens and 700,000 people in it. No joke.)

Anyway, this is a great day for the McCain campaign. As they say, many elections are determined by who is running, regardless of what they say. I think Johnny Mac won today. Today should mark the launch of a new coalition: Indian-Americans for McCain!

39% Say Biden the Right Choice, Women Less Enthusiastic
Rasmussen Reports
Saturday, August 23, 2008

On the day that Barack Obama announced Joe Biden as his running mate, 39% of voters said he made the right choice. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 25% disagreed and another 35% are not sure.

Women are notably less enthusiastic than men—33% of women say Biden was the right choice while 27% disagreed...

... just 43% of Democratic women said the presumptive nominee made the best pick while 23% disagreed.

Overall, 32% said the selection of Biden made them more likely to vote for Obama and an identical percentage said it made them less likely to do so. Among unaffiliated voters, 25%are more likely to vote for Biden while 33% had the opposite view.


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Russia Bombs Georgia, Villages Burn as Russia Advances

(Pictured above: A Russian aircraft attacks a Georgian position near Tskhinvali)

Georgian villages burned and looted as Russian tanks advance
Mood of panic as eyewitnesses say ceasefire being broken by Russian military and 'irregulars'
August 13, 2008
The Guardian (UK) (

Villages in Georgia were being burned and looted as Russian tanks and soldiers followed by "irregulars" advanced from the breakaway province of South Ossetia, eyewitnesses said today.

"People are fleeing, there is a mood of absolute panic. The idea there is a ceasefire is ridiculous," Luke Harding, the Guardian's correspondent, said.

Earlier, witnesses reported a military convoy heading towards the Georgian capital Tbilisi, but it later turned off the road and headed back towards South Ossetia. Russia denied any advance. Harding, watching villages near Gori burn, said witnesses had told him Russian military, including at least 25 tanks, had moved from the Russian-controlled South Ossetia into the villages.

"They asked villagers to hang white flags or handkerchiefs outside their houses if they did not want to be shot, they say." The tanks had passed through the village of Rekha at about 11.20am local time. "Behind them (say eyewitnesses) is a whole
column of irregulars who locals say are Chechens, Cossacks and Ossetians.

"Eyewitnesses say they are looting, killing and burning. These irregulars have killed three people and set fire to villages. They have been taking away young boys and girls," said Harding, watching smoke rise from another village, Karaleti.


IMPORTANT READ: John McCain Addresses The Crisis In Georgia

Click here or Click above to watch John McCain's Remarks on the Russian Invasion of Georgia

ICYMI: John McCain Addresses The Crisis In Georgia

"And I told him that I know I speak for every American when I say to him, today, we are all Georgians." -- John McCain

John McCain
Town Hall
York, PA
August 12, 2008

John McCain: "As you know, over the past several days, we have seen that international aggression is, tragically, not a thing of the past. We thought we'd put a lot of that behind us at the end of the twentieth-century. But now we find it's rearing its ugly head in the twenty-first. The small nation of Georgia has been subject to Russian attacks that threaten its very existence.

"Some Americans, when they read this news, may wonder where Georgia is or why we should care about the conflict between Georgians and the Russian army. It's after all a small, remote and obscure place. But history is often made in remote, obscure laces. And it's being made in Georgia today.

"Georgia itself, my friends, has a long and remarkable history. It was a fourth-century convert to Christianity, one of the first nations on Earth to convert to Christianity -- if you go to Georgia, as I have several times, you'll see churches that go back to the fourth- and fifth-century -- and it's been a part of the grand sweep that comprises Western civilization. But because of their location, their history hasn't been easy. Through the centuries, they have seen invasions and attacks from Mongols, Russians, Turks and Persians. And through it all, they maintain their language, their cultural identity, and their national pride. And as you know, they were part of the Soviet Union and were able to achieve their independence when the Soviet Union disintegrated. And they're facing terrible trials today, but they'll get through this, too.

"And, my friends, and I'll talk about this more in a minute -- but they're at a strategic crossroads. There's a pipeline, an oil pipeline, Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan, which brings oil from the Caspian to points west and traverses Georgia -- that's the very pipeline that the Russians tried to bomb. And I don't have to tell you about the price of oil and disruption of oil supplies.

"In this country -- it's that little country, a country whose territorial integrity, independence and sovereignty NATO countries reaffirmed at their summit in April --terrible violence has occurred. Now let me just remind you exactly what has taken place here.

"On Friday, Russian tanks and troops moved through the Roki Tunnel, across an internationally-recognized border, and into the Georgian province of South Ossetia. Two years ago, I traveled to South Ossetia, my friends, and we went through this barricade, and as soon as we got into this place, which the Russians are maintaining hundreds and now thousands of troops, there's this huge billboard and it said, 'Vladimir Putin, Our President.' Have no doubt about Russian ambitions in this area.


Barack Obama Decries Russians Invading the NightSpots in Buckhead!

That was a Joke my friends. Seriously, do you really want Barack Obama answering the call at 3:00am on such serious matters, I think not. The Russian invasion of the sovereign country of Georgia is a serious matter that does not allow for learning on the job.

Although Senator Obama did not really think, I hope, that the report that broke earlier this week referred to the Russians invading the Peach State and closing all of the fine establishments outside of Atlanta in Buckhead, who knows? It is clear that his initial reaction was the same old tired line, no big deal, let's meet and talk about it. This is a serious issue that threatens our national security. Get Real!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

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McCain Gaining on Obama in PA, OH & FL; Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor on V.P. Shortlist!

McCain Within Margin of Error Against Obama in Ohio and Florida and Gaining Ground in Pennsylvania
By Edwin Chen, Bloomberg
August 1, 2008
From the McCain '08 Newsroom

Article Excerpt:
July 31 (Bloomberg) -- Republican John McCain is gaining on Democrat Barack Obama in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, three battleground states in the presidential election, according to a Quinnipiac University poll.

Florida and Ohio are "too close to call,'' while Obama leads in Pennsylvania 49 percent to 42 percent, the poll said. In Florida and Ohio, Obama has 46 percent support to 44 percent for McCain.

In the same poll a month ago, Obama held a four-point lead in Florida, a six-point lead in Ohio and a 12-point lead in Pennsylvania, according to the poll.

No White House candidate has been elected since 1960 without winning two of the three states, said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

Please click here to read the entire article.
This Cantor Story is all around the National Blogosphere and now, even the mainstream Old & Print Media have to admit it is possible:

McCain's Team has asked 7th District Virginia Republican Congressman and GOP Deputy Minority Whip Eric Cantor for personal and financial records to begin the due diligence process to see if Cantor has the right stuff to become a possible Vice Presidential nominee and 2008 running mate for Senator McCain.

Click here for an article on Rep. Eric Cantor as VP