GOVERNOR PALIN’S OPENING REMARKS FOR THE VICE-PRESIDENT DEBATE, 2 OCTOBER 2008

THANK YOU FOR THE INVITATION TO BE HERE TONIGHT. I LOOK FORWARD TO OUR TIME TOGETHER.

BECAUSE OF THE LEVEL OF SCRUTINY I HAVE RECEIVED – WHICH IS APPROPRIATE AS I WAS AN UNKNOWN AND WE ARE ASKING YOU, THE VOTERS, TO ELECT ME TO AN IMPORTANT OFFICE – I DO HAVE SOME OPENING REMARKS.

I KNOW THAT EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN AN IMPORTANT – AND APPROPRIATE – PART OF THE MEDIA COVERAGE OF ME, AND OF QUESTIONS FROM OUR OPPONENTS. AND I KNOW THE MEDIA AND THE OTHER CAMPAIGN WANT TO BE FAIR SO AS TO PRESENT AMERICAN VOTERS WITH A BALANCED PICTURE OF BOTH CANDIDATES.

MY EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE BEGAN IN WASILLA, AS YOU NOW KNOW, A TOWN OF ABOUT 9,800 PEOPLE, WITH A BUDGET OF $13M, IN A POSITION IN WHICH I WAS ANSWERABLE – RESPONSIBLE – TO THE VOTERS FOR MY DECISIONS AS WELL AS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THEIR DESIRES AS EXPRESSED THROUGH THE CITY COUNCIL.

MY EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE AS THE GOVERNOR OF THE LARGEST AND MOST RESOURCE- AND ENERGY-RICH STATE IN THE UNION CARRIES RESPONSIBILITY FOR A BUDGET OF $11B, AND EMPLOYMENT OF 15,000 PEOPLE. AS GOVERNOR, OF COURSE, AGAIN I AM ANSWERABLE TO THE PEOPLE.

THE LARGEST INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT IN NORTH AMERICAN HISTORY IS THE $26B PIPELINE I NEGOTIATED WITH CANADA AND THE MAJOR OIL COMPANIES.

I ALSO HAVE MANAGED A SMALL COMMERCIAL FISHING COMPANY. DID YOU KNOW THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF AMERICAN WORKERS ARE EMPLOYED BY SMALL BUSINESSES?

PURSUING MY EARLIER COMMENT ABOUT FAIRNESS I AM SURE THE MEDIA WILL ASK MY OPPONENT ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCE IN MANAGING A SMALL BUSINESS, HIRING AND FIRING, ENSURING THE INVESTMENT IN AND MAINTENANCE OF CAPITAL EQUIPMENT – INCLUDING DEPRECIATION AND BUSINESS TAXES – ESPECIALLY AS THESE ARE COMPONENTS OF THE CHANGES HE WANTS TO MAKE TO AMERICA’S TAX POLICIES; I AM SURE THE VOTERS WILL WANT TO KNOW HIS EXPERIENCE WITH SOMETHING HE WANTS TO CHANGE SO DRASTICALLY

IN ORDER TO ENSURE BALANCE I AM SURE MY FELLOW DEBATER WILL BE ASKED ABOUT HIS EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE, BUDGETS AND EMPLOYMENT FORCES FOR WHICH HE HAS BEEN RESPONSIBLE, AND I MEAN RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPLEMENTATION, FOR HIRING AND FIRING.

FOR THAT MATTER, SINCE THE MEDIA HAVE CALLED INTO QUESTION MY ABILITY TO STEP IN TO THE PRESIDENCY SHOULD SOME TRAGIC EVENT OCCUR, IT WOULD BE ONLY FAIR FOR THE MEDIA TO ASK THE SAME APPROPRIATE QUESTIONS OF MY DEBATE PARTNER REGARDING BUDGETS, EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE, EMPLOYEES, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS NEGOTIATIONS AND DOMESTIC RESPONSIBILITIES.

MANY AMERICANS – IT SEEMS ABOUT HALF – HAVE SIMILAR QUESTIONS REGARDING THE EXPERIENCE OF THE TOP OF THE DEMOCRAT TICKET, SO I AM SURE THESE SAME QUESTIONS WILL BE ASKED OF HIM, AS WELL.

THE MEDIA ALSO HAVE ENSURED THEY HAVE TOLD AMERICA OF MY PERSONAL SOCIAL VIEWS.

LET ME JUST SAY THAT I THOUGHT “PRO CHOICE” MEANT THE WOMAN HAS A CHOICE  ABOUT WHETHER TO HAVE AN ABORTION.

BUT I GUESS NOT.

I THOUGHT THAT WOMEN’S LIBERATION MEANT THAT A WOMAN WAS CONSIDERED CAPABLE OF HAVING A FAMILY AND  A CAREER.

BUT I GUESS NOT

I THOUGHT THAT BEING A MODERN NATIONAL LEADER – MALE OR FEMALE – MEANT HAVING EXPERIENCE LEADING, EXPERIENCE DOING, EXPERIENCE MANAGING PEOPLE, BUDGETS, INFRASTRUCTURE, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS NEGOTIATIONS, GOVERNMENT BUREAUCRACIES AND BUSINESSES.

BUT I GUESS NOT.

I THOUGHT THAT IN ORDER TO LEAD A COUNTRY OF 300,000,000 CITIZENS MEANT HAVING LED… ANYONE, BEFORE.

BUT I GUESS NOT.

BUT I AM QUITE SURE THAT THE MEDIA – FAIR AND BALANCED AS IT IS – WILL ENSURE THAT BOTH MYSELF AND MY PARTNER ACROSS THE STAGE WILL ANSWER AS TO OUR PROVEN EXPERIENCE AS WE EACH ASK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO PUT US A HEARTBEAT AWAY FROM THE OVAL OFFICE.

WILL THE MEDIA DO SO? I’D LIKE TO BE PLEASANTLY SURPRISED, BUT…

I GUESS NOT.

THANK YOU. I AM READY FOR YOUR FIRST QUESTION.
 

 

About Alex Scipio

About Alex Scipio: Alex moved out of the People's Republic of California to the Free State of Arizona, finally tiring of the lack of the Bill of Rights, the overgrown idiocracy, and the catering to non-Americans & welfare recipients. He still wonders how America got from Truman, Eisenhower, and Daniel Patrick Moynihan to the Liberal and Conservative extremes so badly managing America today. And, yes, islam DOES need to be annihilated. And doing what he can to get folks away from the extremes of political life.
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