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Newt Gingrich Watch: No More Boring White Guys

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and daughter, Piper, along with Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell, served cake baked by the Alaska Military Youth Academy to Anchorage picnickers

Former GOP Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich offered his advice today to John McCain as to whom he should NOT select as Vice President.

With speculation mounting that John McCain may be close to choosing his running mate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Wednesday went public with his recommendations for the GOP vice presidential nominee.

First choice: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. Runner-up: Alasaka Gov. Sarah Palin.

“What I’m afraid of is that if Sen. McCain picks one more relatively boring, normal, mainstream Republican white guy … he just makes the ticket seem boring compared to the level of energy and drive and excitement that (Democrat Barack) Obama has,” warned Gingrich, himself a silver-haired, middle-aged white politician out of central casting.

Jindal, a 37-year old Indian-American, and Palin, a 44-year-old mother of five, would break the mold and “generate a substantial amount of energy around the McCain campaign,” predicted Gingrich in a podcast for his supporters.

Governor Bobby Jindal said NO today to the Vice Presidency. So, that leaves Alaska’s Sarah Palin.

As you know, Flap has endorsed Sarah Palin for Vice President and would make an excellent selection.

John McCain has the choice – It is NOW or NEVER.


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John McCain Watch: Bobby Jindal is Out as Vice President

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Senator John McCain and Lousiana Governor Bobby Jindal

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is OUT.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Wednesday he will not run for vice president on the GOP ticket, making him among a growing number of those pulling themselves out of the race.

Jindal’s comments come as speculation is swirling that John McCain might announce his running mate choice imminently, as a way to draw attention away from Barack Obama’s high-profile overseas trip.

The Louisiana governor told “FOX & Friends” that he’d be “surprised” if the McCain campaign came down with a decision this week. And he threw water on the buzz about his own chances.

“Let me be clear: I have said in every private and public conversation, I’ve got the job that I want. And I’ll say again on air: I’m not going to be the vice presidential nominee or vice president. I’m going to help Senator McCain get elected, as governor of Louisiana,” Jindal said.

“I look forward to continuing to be governor of Louisiana. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to improve our state. We’ve cut six taxes but we’ve got a lot more work to do right here in Louisiana. … I’ve never talked to the senator about the vice presidency or his thoughts on selecting the vice president.”

Jindal will be considered a serious contender for the Presidency in 2016.


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Barack Obama Watch: Iran Does or Does NOT Pose a Serious Threat?

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Barack Obama says “Iran is no big threat to us” on one day then turns around and says “Iran is grave threat” less than 48 hours later.

Today since Barack Obama is in Israel, a nuclear Iran poses a “GRAVE THREAT.”

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said on Wednesday a nuclear Iran would pose a “grave threat” and that the world must stop Tehran from obtaining an atomic weapon.

Obama told reporters during a visit to Israel that if elected, he would take “no options off the table” in dealing with the Iran issue and said tougher sanctions could be imposed.

“A nuclear Iran would pose a grave threat and the world must prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon,” Obama told reporters after visiting the Israeli town of Sderot, which lies close to the border with the Hamas-run Gaza Strip.

He said the international community should immediately offer “big sticks and big carrots” to persuade Iran to halt its nuclear program. The West suspects Iran wants to build atom bombs but the Islamic Republic says its aims are peaceful.

“Iranians need to understand that whether it’s the Bush administration or the Obama administration, this is a paramount concern to the United States,” he said in Sderot, which has been hit by cross-border rockets fired by Gaza-based militants.

Barack Obama is a foreign policy rookie. WTF do you think the United States and the European Union have been doing the past few years?

“Big sticks and big carrots” has NOT been successful. Economic and political sanctions have NOT worked.

Iran continues to enrich uranium and proceeds towards BREAKOUT CAPABILITY.

First, Senator Obama has to make up his mind whether Iran is a threat or not. Then, he has to formulate a realistic policy – one that does not mirror the “FAILED” Bush Administration one.

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John McCain Watch: Vice President to be Named This Week – Is it Tim Pawlenty?

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Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty and Senator John McCain

Will John McCain make the “SAFE” choice and name Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty this week as his Vice President?

It’s VP tea leaf reading season, and a Republican source who attended a small private meeting with John McCain Tuesday in New Hampshire tells CNN that the GOP candidate dropped a serious hint about Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty.

The Republican source said “out of the blue” McCain told the gathering that he thinks they are “really going to like” Pawlenty.

Flap thought originally that Pawlenty would be McCain’s choice but after seeing him on the stump do not think he is as dynamic as either Bobby Jindal or Sarah Palin.

Flap characterizes Pawlenty as “milktoast” and really adds nothing to McCain’s campaign.


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