Volume 78 / Number 16, September 17 - 23, 2008
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Interviews and photos

Voters face-off over questions about picking Palin

By Caroline Debevec

Name: John
Age: 20
Occupation: Student
Lives: East Village

Q: What do you think of John McCain’s running mate, Sarah Palin?
A: I think she’s not good as a person; she’s super-conservative.

Q: Do you think Palin’s being on the ticket changes the dynamics of the election?
A: I don’t think it changes much. She’s not really making policy. I think he’s got the conservative vote.

Q: Do you think Obama should have picked Hillary Clinton as his running mate?
A: I think it’s funny they had a bitter battle and now they’re best buddies.

Q: Do you know any hockey moms?
A: No.

Name: Mahina Embers
Age: 23
Occupation: Barista
Lives: Cypress Hills, Brooklyn

Q: What do you think of John McCain’s running mate, Sarah Palin?
A: I’m pretty weirded-out by her. Pretty much the only thing I know about her is that she’s a member of a church that wants to take over the world.

Q: Do you think Palin’s being on the ticket changes the dynamics of the election?
A: I think he wants to run with a woman to counter running against a black man. He has no chance of winning, regardless, though.

Q: Do you think Obama should have picked Hillary Clinton as his running mate?
A: No, I don’t really care about who either of them chose. There’s no huge difference, and I have no real faith in the American electoral process.

Q: Do you know any hockey moms?
A: No.

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