Would President Palin be worse than President Dubya?

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  1. swordfishME

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    This is not about who should win the election or even who is better for the country:

    Would Sarah Palin as President be any worse that what we have had for the last eight years?

    Because to me she sounds somewhat more intelligent than the guy we are putting out to pasture. I just cannot imagine her doing any worse than he has (granted that she isn't going to do much better either!)
     
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    We must be hearing different things, because to me, Palin sounds JUST as UN-intelligent as GWB.
     
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    Dubya had more charm and expertise when dealing with the press. He was lovable enough to excuse his ignorance. Many people seem to think that his stumbling with words, nonsense logic, and deer-in-headlights look were cute. He got off easy.

    Palin is more aggressive and determined to not look like an idiot. She overcompensates, and the media eats it up. She's not as lovable as W, so the media doesn't let her get away with her ignorance.
     
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    I have serious issues with what you consider charming and lovable... :confused:
     
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    You took those words right out of my mouth. Charming? When? Where? Let me know.:biggrin1:

    Having said that. Bush needs Palin to be President so we won't be the dumbest President in American history! As bad as Bush is, Palin is worse. Palin doesn't have a clue about foreign affairs. She can't grasp the complexity of foreign affairs issues. She won't be able to comprehend what her advisers tell her. Her only hope would be to tell the foreign affairs people to "handle it."

    Some one will have to write her speeches. She can't do a news conference since she won't know the answers to the questions.

    God help us all if she gets in.
     
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    Could Palin be a worse president than GWB?

    I dunno man, he lowered the bar so much it would be hard for anyone to be truly as awful, I think she would give it a damn good go however.
     
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    in a word, yes!
     
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    My first impression of Palin is that she seems like a female version of the President.

    However, I disagree about Bush's intelligence. Even though his education may not have rubbed off in a way most would like, George W. Bush is the smartest mofo on earth, and I'll continue to believe that until I see him, and others, on trial.
     
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    I never thought I would say this but yes. One of her worst qualities, however well it plays to the masses, is her misplaced sense of confidence. Her overly developed faith in her own ability and judgement, bordering on arrogance, leads me to believe that she would turn a deaf ear to those of broader experience and wiser council. Her past history shows she has cleaned house of anyone and everyone who didn't agree with her, surrounded herself with toadies who simply agree with her limited vision...oh, god, I'm starting to answer this seriously. In a word, yep. In two, god forbid.
     
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    I think you would not be confused on her convictions. She would act decisively, and with confidence. She does offer somewhat of an appeal (almost Reaganesque) which makes people prideful of the USA - which i haven't seen in 20 years from a pres/candidate.

    Her advisors would keep her from fucking up too badly. I wouldn't be comfortable with her in meetings with international leaders - particularly in times of conflict. Press conferences would probably be a nightmare as well. The press corps would flipping crucify her.
     
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    I just hope after the election we get to see her MILF ass naked. She is a huge tease and must be creaming her panties at all of this attention...
     
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    But would she decisively and with confidence make the right decision? And the Bush quote of "I'm the decider" is just ringing in my head.

    Are you proud of the US because of her? Why is that (if you checked Yes for the last question)?
     
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    Star, did you hear a single word I said? :wink:
     
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    That I can't answer.

    Are you proud of the US because of her? Why is that (if you checked Yes for the last question)?[/quote]

    I'm proud of the US because of the US. She just reminds me of how lucky we are.
     
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    Perfectly fair, so how does she remind you of that then?
     
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    We'll never know....
     
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    I don't think it fair to compare anyone given the fact that we are heading into 2009 far worse off than we were 2001. The next four years are going to be rougher in my opinion than 2001 thru 2004 and if America suffers another 9/11/2k1, it'll easily be worse ? I think McCain or Palin does about what we see with "W" had either become President in 2001. The Republicans were heading down this road in 2001 regardless of who they put in front of us. There are some things, even Bush wasn't responsible for. Deregulation was conducive, but it still takes the rest of America to actually carry out what we endured over the last 8 years.
     
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    What he said^

    W's biggest mistake seems to have been discarding advisors who failed to show loyalty by serving as "yes men." I suspect Palin would be prone to similar mis-steps.
     
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    Are you saying that Bush had a clue about foreign affairs? I never saw it.
     
  20. Principessa

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    QFT!

    I was thinking the same thing.
     
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