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McCain's VP

Miss Alaska Loser

8/29/2008 12:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Before she was named McCain's Vice Presidential nominee today, no one except for the seven people who live in Alaska ever heard of Gov. Sarah Palin -- or that she came in second place at the 1984 Miss Alaska pageant.

Sarah Palin
Palin did win Miss Wasilla and the coveted Miss Congeniality award. So who cares what her
economic plan is?


V.P. Nominee was once Miss Wasilla, Alaska

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136.

One Sad American    

My god. Reading this comment board has made me more depressed than anything in a while. Whether pro-Obama or pro-McCain, a good 70% of the posters lack any interest in the facts and any critical capacity to make an informed judgment. Drinking the kool-aid served to them by the spin masters of both campaigns, they're fixated on abstract concepts like "experience" and "change," and could seem to care less about the practical realities of America today. Obama favors abortion rights; McCain wants to begin offshore drilling; Obama wants universal health care; McCain wants another round of tax cuts. Don't any of you have any opinion on these practical differences, on the candidates' differing fact-based solutions for the horrible state we're in today? Or can you only see the sparkling distractors of the campaigns' simplistic rhetoric?

Friends from other countries ask me how Americans could have been so stupid to put Bush (or Clinton) in office a second time. Reading this board, the answer is far too apparant: Americans are geniunely and generally uninterested in facts. We want to watch five minutes of TV, latch onto a vague concept like "experience" as a way to justify our (knee-jerk) pick, and then spend time trying to convince ourselves and others that our vague reason for picking one over the other is reason enough. (I mean, good god: "change"? Any new president, by very definition of the word, will be a "change." Likewise: "experience"? Which of these candidates has "experience" being President of the US, the most powerful nation on the planet. Again, the word is a distration.) Christ, people, read a book, read a magazine, do something but swallow wholesale the distractions you're being fed.

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137.

my name is bindy not bindi    

what you say girl???? i vote obama yes because he is black , second he be really sexy and three cause he's smarter than some old white man and some pale faced white woman... so i don live in a big house.. but i will when you become my slave.... obama looks out for his own peoples and we be them.... i want him in the white house which is now the black house... he win cause we all stick together....

we win ... white people loose...

2156 days ago
138.

Lori    

If you have not heard of her by now, it's because you are too busy posting gossip to follow world events outside the TMZ website. Everything in moderation.

She's been in the spotlight quite a bit because of her taking name and giving ass-kicking's regardless of what party you are in. She does what she thinks is right and in the best interests of her voters, not what the RNC tells her to do. He picked an awesome choice.

Most foks in this country are middle of the road and Obama is too far left to win. Celebrity if fleeting.

2156 days ago
139.

McCain Voter    

I pray that Mccain wins, and bless him for his choice!

2156 days ago
140.

Kay    

Yea Shemeka Blue Lips and ears are always a big turn on..... McCain has this election in the bag..

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141.

Alanna    

obama looks out for his own peoples and we be them...."

You're 50% White, 6% African American, and 44% Middle Eastern? Cool,

2156 days ago
142.

Proud Alaskan    

TMZ, you're being total a-holes. Why a low blow to Alaskans? Just jealous cause we have a smart and good looking Governor?

2156 days ago
143.

crus    

So long Nobama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and all of you filthy bastards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! absolutely love it!!!
McCain 2008 McCain 2012 Palin 2016 Palin 2020 eat it a-h's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2156 days ago
144.

Jeffrey Allen    

McSame as Bush is insanely old and has had cancer four times. You know he is going to die in office and this hot to trot naughty school teacher looking gal is going to be your president. This country has gone crazy. Ladies look out your man is imagining her tonight.

2156 days ago
145.

Eddym    

When a TMZ Staff member calls Gov. Palin a "Loser" and puts down the population of Alaska, it doesn't say much for TMZ. This is why this site is being seen as a tabloid. For your information, as a runner-up in the Miss Alaska pageant, she earned a scholarship to attend the University of Idaho. Is that a loser? Gov. Palin didn't get to her position overnight. She came up throgh the ranks fighting excessive government spending and corruption. I trust Gov. Palin for the simple fact that she is a family oriented person and not the typical power hungry politician that is willing to screw every one to get to the top. She is down to earth and with her feet well planted. By calling her a "Loser", it makes you the "Loser", you ignorant stupid f**k.

2156 days ago
146.

Me    

her speech was incredible! she will be the next VP and the bottom line is that she brings a whole new and great dimension to the Republican Party's race to the White House.
I am from Delaware and I dont even think that Biden was the right choice.
Obama should have picked Hillary but he didn't and McCain not only picked a woman but she has an 80% approval rate (which like no other politicia has) in Alaska and is a person that middle class can relate to. She has no foreign policy experience but who cares - because McCain does. She is VP because of her grass roots experience. She plays hard ball with the "good ole boys" club and people like her. Great choice McCain.

2156 days ago
147.

amia    

KARA, YOU ARE JUST AS IGNORANT AS SHE IS. WHY? 1ST OF ALL THERE ARE MORE WHITE PEOPLE RECEIVING GOV. ASSISTANCE (FOOD STAMPS, SECTION 8, WELLFARE, ECT.) THAN BLACKS. BECAUSE A PERSON SPELLS SOMETHING INCORRECTLY WHILE POSTING A COMMENT ON TMZ DOESNT MAKE THEM DUMB OR IGNORANT I'M QUITE SURE U HAVE MISSPELLED A FEW WORDS YOURSELF. ALSO EVERY HALF INTELLIGENT PERSON KNOWS NO ONE WILL BE OWNING SLAVES THESE DAYS NO MATTER HOW MUCH MONEY YOU HAVE. SO BEFORE YOU START CALLING SOMEONE IGNORANT TRY SOUNDING MORE INTELLIGENT YOURSELF.
BY THE WAY NEITHER MYSELF OR ANY OF MY FRIENDS GOT INTO COLLEGE FREE!!!

2156 days ago
148.

HELENA    

There you go demeaning someone you don't even have the slightest clue about.
Why rip down someone for coming in 2nd at a beauty pageant as you couldn't do much more than get a job tearing successful people down.

2156 days ago
149.

TMZ IS RELEASE THERAPY FOR RACIST    

Do not fall in to the trap of shmeeka(white person)who just likes to hear people belittle blacks.Seen that trick many times before!!

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150.

Voter is uninformed    

6. Ok, so McCain picked someone is younger and with less experience than Obama?!
Like she's ready to lead the nation if something happens to the president!
Did he not take that into CONSIDERATION??

She has far more experience then Obama, rather then parlay around gossip sites spewing your uneducated bile, why don't you research her. I am sure that you will be suprised, she has done more in her 44 yrs then Obama has done in his entire life. Unlike Obama, she has also proven herself time and time again to be bipartisan, has stuck to her promises and convictions. She has been a whistleblower against corruption amongst member of the Republican Party, has stood up to Big Oil companies and actually has a record to back her up. Unlike Obama who has yet to have one bipartisan vote in his WHOPPING 2 years of experience.....please, elaborate on your uneducated vomit....school me.....better yet, school yourself...

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