Sarah Palin reminds me Turkey’s single female prime minister Tansu Çiller. All that tough discourse and all. Çiller had her own discursive agenda-especially anti-Kurdish rant- while extra-judicial killings reached a record in her time.
Ms. Palin’s all that gun-love, anti-abortion rubbish- discourse- at least this is the image coming down here- is disgusting and I wonder what this can contribute to existing American foreign policies…
And she of course confirms a cliché. In order to move up as a female, you have to acquire ‘masculine’ traits….
A cursory search for Sarah Palin’s foreign policy credentials comes up with, well, nothing. It seems that John McCain figures he’s got that avenue covered, and has picked Palin to please the conservative base, add some youth to the ticket (she’s 44), and reach out to female voters.
Vladimir Putin’s made it fairly clear over the last few years that he’s not all that concerned about his popularity in the West. Still, it’s strange to see the normally well-spoken prime minister descend to Ahmadinejad-level paranoid bombast:
America’s relationship with Russia has come to dominate the foreign-policy debate at the Democratic National Convention.
From the Editorial Team: In his nomination speech, the Democratic presidential candidate reiterates his commitment to direct diplomacy with Iran and his hawkish position on Pakistan. What do you make of Barack Obama’s security policy positions?
America must be proud. One of its black sons has officially become the first black presidential candidate of a major political party.
The United States has been experiencing historical movements. You might also say "History is being remade in the US." As a person who has been in direct relations with this country for 50 years, I can see the deep meaning of Barack Hussain Obama being the presidential nominee in the US.
Last week, making history, the Democratic Party nominated Barack Obama, an African-American and the junior US senator from Illinois, as its candidate for president. His meteoric rise as a politician to become the first African-American to ever be nominated for president has already been the subject of many books and countless articles.
John McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin, the 44-year-old Alaska governor, appears to be an act of desperation. With this unexpected pick, McCain is clumsily trying to show that his presidency will not be a third term of the Bush administration. If Barack Obama’s main message is "change," now McCain can also claim he represents change.
EDDIE J. GIRDNER