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A Strong Woman is Running for President


I am so proud that we have such a strong woman likely to be the next president of the United States.  It is sad to say, but I don’t think everyone is proud.

In fact, I think there are many that feel threatened by such a strong woman. The day Hillary Clinton became First Lady, and began working on establishing health insurance for all, was just too much for the Good Old Boys (GOP) and conservative Democrats to handle.

We need to look past the Republicans’ effort who are trying everything and anything to keep this wonderful strong woman from becoming president. They have been trying, in vain, to discredit Hillary Clinton for years. We cannot let them get away with it.

 

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Be Informed Before You Vote! We Have a Choice! No to Mel, YES to Meegan!


I know that many people just vote for the status quo and elect the name that they know. This is the greatest mistake that we could make, and we will all pay for it later.
Who is Deb Mel? She is the daughter of our former Alderman Richard Mel. Does that qualify her? Absolutely not! Is she a name that you know? Absolutely, but voting for her would be exactly how kings are made. The offspring automatically inherit the “thrown.” The major difference here is that we have a choice!
Deb Mel has got the big machine money behind her. Does that make her the right person for the job? Absolutely NOT. Her family friends are mailing out flyers, feeding you with one liners that are total distortions of the truth.
For example, I recently received a flying saying Meegan was going to raise your taxes! This is way off base. Meegan wants to, in effect, LOWER the property taxes for the middle class and poor working families so that the wealthiest Illinoisans will have to step up and pay their fair share. Are you one of those wealthy Illinoisans? Probably not. So why would you vote to benefit the most wealthy at *your* expense.
You need to get past these one liners and think about the fact that, if you are middle class, or the working poor, or just simply a part of our forgotten underclass, voting for name recognition is a vote against your own best interests!
There is no “trickle” down of money from the wealthy. There is no reason to vote for Deb Mel, who is simply a mouth piece for Rahm Emanuel. These polished, high powered, well-funded candidates look so wonderful, but don’t be fooled.
I strongly support Tim Meegan for Alderman, because I know firsthand that he cares about this community. He is extremely committed to us, the people of the 33 ward, our schools, our children, our jobs, our homes and our lives. He is a very smart, compassionate family man who would put us first.
Mel and the machine is interested in digging deeper roots in their careers by greasing the pockets of their wealthy donors.
Meegan is interested in digging deeper into solutions for our community, solutions that would make all of our lives better.
Which sounds better to you?

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Sarah Palin. Who she is and who she is NOT!


Sarah Palin. I suspected it would be a woman. Meg Whitman, I thought, but this is the mystery choice of the election.  McCain met her once in person, and once over the phone. Apparently, the third time was the charm because I highly doubt that she was even vetted.

This is what I know so far:

Just this month, she is being investigated by a bi-partisan committee for allegations of abuse of power in case involving the firing of her former brother-in-law.

McCain has said the the most important quality of a running mate is the ability to become commander-in-chief at a moments notice.

Gov. Palin, who has said herself that she is “not really interested in Iraq,” has no foreign policy experience whatsoever. With a 72 year old cancer survivor as our president, and such a complicated world, can we really take that chance?

Palin has served only 2 years as Governor and before that, she was council woman and mayor in a small town.

She has a modest 4 year bachelors degree in journalism with a minor in politics.

She is currently under investigation by an independent investigator hired by the state legislature for abuse of power.  To put it simply, her sister went through a divorce (with a difficult custody battle) from a state trouper named Mike Wooten, so Palin allegedly fired his boss because he did not fire Wooton. This investigation has commenced this month, and a deposition is pending in August, 2008.

Last year, Palin disagreed with the Board of Agriculture and Conservation controlled Creamery Board who wanted to shut down a state funded dairy company, so she fired the entire board and replaced them with members that agreed with her.  The Matanuska Maid Dairy went out of business anyway and the state could not even sell off their assets to pay of its debts.

She is adamantly pro-life with no exceptions and advocates that creationism should be taught in schools.

This choice has made quite a sparkle, but hot fire burns out quickly.  Soon, the news will spread that she has no history of any kind in national, international and foreign policy issue.  I wouldn’t trust her to be a heartbeat away from our commander-in-chief and there are very few that would.

Choosing a vice president is the first important decision a candidate must make.  If this is McCain’s first judgement call as president, he stepped out of the gate and into the mud.

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