Daily Archives: September 18, 2008

Is the Palin effect Over? [Updated]


Probably Yes.

CNN’s poll of polls had earlier shown that Palin was the driving factor behind John McCain’s lead over Obama. (McCain leading 47 to 45 on 8th September). But it seems the Palin effect is over and Obama is back in the lead (47 to 44 18th of September). Palin’s favorable rating is at 40 percent, according to a  CBS News/New York Times poll. That’s down 4 points from last week. Her unfavorable rating is at 30 percent, rising eight points in a week.

Economy is the fundamental reason behind this change .  McCain said Monday that “the fundamentals of the American economy are strong. Probably not a smart thing to say on the day of financial meltdown. Most Americans see Obama as more capable than John McCain when it comes to handling the economy, polls show. 

Also “Thanks but no thanks to bridge to Nowhere”  comment has angered many Alaskans and people are learning that she  had earlier supported the bridge .

Former Bush adviser Karl Rove predicted Wednesday that Palin’s star power would wear off.

“Nothing lasts for 60-some-odd days,” Rove told The Associated Press. “Will she be the center of attention in the remaining 48 days? No, but she came on in a very powerful way and has given a sense of urgency to the McCain campaign that’s pretty remarkable.”

Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, a Republican, is questioning whether Palin has enough foreign-policy experience to serve as the country’s second-in-command. “She doesn’t have any foreign policy credentials,” Hagel told the Omaha World-Herald. “You get a passport for the first time in your life last year? I mean, I don’t know what you can say. You can’t say anything.”

“I think they ought to be just honest about it and stop the nonsense about, ‘I look out my window and I see Russia and so therefore I know something about Russia,” he added. “That kind of thing is insulting to the American people.”

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Only place on the planet where you won’t find women

Believe it or not , you wont find a single women in Athos (a 40 mile stretch of land located near Greece). It is ruled by a group of monks who represent the 20 monasteries in Athos. Since 1045, the monks have forbidden women to set foot on their land!. It isn’t only human women who are not permitted in Athos, but females of all animal species. Monks feel that the presence of women alters the social dynamics of the community and therefore slows the path towards spiritual enlightenment

A monk who lived in Athos was probably the only man in history who never laid eyes on a single female throughout his life. The monk, Mihailo Tolotos, lost his mother the day he was born, and was taken to the monastery the next day.He spent the rest of his life in Athos, without ever seeing a female of any species!

Only recently have exceptions been made — in the case of hens and female cats!

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