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Former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar says Palin has "spunk."

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MINNEAPOLIS--Former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar on Palin and the Illinois delegation being seated far away from the convention stage.

From Sun-Times' Mark Bieganski....

Edgar on Palin:
Watching her when she was introduced by Senator McCain, I thought she had a lot
of spunk and I think that will help this ticket. She has a varied background --
she's a little bit more conservative on some issues -- but she's had some life
experiences that a lot of Americans can would like to see in the White House,
whether it's the first or second person. The unknown is that she is so unknown.


On Sweet blog post on Illinois having poor seats at convention:

We had been moving back the last few years. That's presidential politics. We can
be a strong state, we just don't vote Republican for president. I'm not a
pessimist like some people are and I think many in the media like to talk about
the death of the Republican party. We had a tough go. I never thought Rod
Blagojevich would get away with it twice ... it's now our turn. I can assure you
whether he's on the ballot or not in 2010 we'll run against him.

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The Republican/Rovian spin machine is definig Barbie Doll Sara Palin as a Superwoman; the claims are so transparent that Palin was held away from the Sunday morning political TV shows and the traveling media. The selection was clearly a pandering to the Evangelical Christian base to activate their voting block needed to boost McCain's chances.

Spunk? Wow that is quite the assessment. How about IL will be bluer state because of the McCain pick.Hats off to Edgar for confirming the pick as a disaster.

Sorry, can't seem to understand the problem with a well-balanced ticket--unless, of course, one's a Democrat.

SHE IS SPUNKY ALRIGHT, AND SHE AGREES WITH OBAMA
ON SOME VIEWS, SHE DISAGREES WITH JOHN MCCAIN ON
SOME VIEWS AS WELL!
THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT LIKES HER!
THE REPUBLICAN'S HAVE PUNISHED ILLINOIS WITH
TERRIBLE SEATS AT THE CONVENTION!
THE WORD IS MCCAIN WANTED LIEBERMAN THEY THE
RELIGIOUS RIGHT TOLD HIM DON'T GO THAT WAY!
HE CHOOSES AN UNKOWN!

THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT TOOK A HIT YESTERDAY!
MCCAIN DIDN'T VET, DOES HE KNOW HOW!
OBAMA AND BIDEN ARE READY TO LEAD FROM DAY ONE!
SEAN HANNITY FEELS ALOT BETTER AT THE GOP
CONVENTION, APPEARED VERY NERVOUS IN DENVER!
PRAYING FOR THE GULF COAST!

IL will be blue because of CHICAGO.

Some of us are sick of machine politics but as long as Chicago has the most votes- count on special interest groups voting for Dems. Patronage and nepotism doesn't help the average worker or voter. Obama endorsed them and is beholden to unions.

Why can't you have vouchers to send your kids to the school of your choice?-that would hurt the teacher unions.

David Axelrod didn't help our economy when his phony grassroots organization spoke for higher electricity prices with the first hike--now we have another one. Did it help your wallet? It didn't help mine.

Is ethanol the answer to energy problems? Read what the experts say and find out how many $$$ goe to subsidizing the industry. It will help someone, but not you. The mandate overestimates the production of ethanol- that means we'll pay higher prices to produce more than we'll use in the next 30 years. Can you afford it? I can't.

One thing more- there's a new car, I've been reading and writing about it for a year now- that will give over a hundred miles per gallon of gasoline. It goes into mass production in 09. If you believe in prayer- pray that the gov't doesn't get it's fingers in that auto mfg. or it could have an impact on the price. As of now it is said to be cost friendly at 18K - if the Dems soak the 1 percent with higher taxes-those costs could go up.

Don't worry about it though--Chicago will turn the state blue for all you special interest groups.

When my grandsons come of age--I'm outa here. There are more progressive states than IL with more growth and they have warmer climates.

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