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Friday, August 29, 2008

A study in contrasts

Now that the Republican ticket is complete with Sen. McCain's selection of Gov. Palin as his running mate is really jumps out what a difference there is between the two tickets.

I'm no fan of lawyers. One ticket (DEM) has two lawyers the other ticket (REP) none.

One ticket has two graduates of east coast schools who went on to law school the other ticket has a graduate of the United States Naval Academy with an engineering degree who later attended the Naval War College and a graduate of the University of Idaho with a degree in journalism.

I'm an advocate of the sanctity of life and protecting the unborn. One ticket (DEM) has two candidates fully bought and owned by NARAL. The other ticket is solidly prolife. They don't just talk the talk they walk the walk. The REP presidential candidate adopted an unwanted child while his running mate recently gave birth to her fifth child who she knew would be born with Down Syndrome.

Politicians are compromised by excessive time in Washington, DC. One ticket (DEM) has two U.S. Senators with a total of nearly 40 years in D.C. The other ticket has a U.S. Senator (26 years) and the governor of a state as far from D.C. as possible.

I'm a military retiree who believes in a strong national defense. One ticket has two men who never served. You may have heard that the top of the other ticket served in the Navy for 20 years.

One ticket talks change but will bring just more of the same old Washington politics. The other party has two people with a history of pushing for reform even to the point of upsetting their own party.

The differences are stark and leave no doubt which ticket should be elected in November.


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