Taxpayer supported PBS should at least try and show some restraint during the runup to a national election. But the programing executives do all they can to get Obama/Biden in the White House and complete the project of one party rule in the United States.
The media executives at PBS published a survey asking if Sarah Palin was qualified to be Vice President.
But there were no such surveys about Obama, Biden or Hillary were there?
Here are some examples of citizen journalists remarks buried on the PBS ombudsman Web page.
WIll you see this in your daily newspaper? Nah. And the Democratic Party promises to bring back the Fairness Doctrine after they take over the White House. Why do they have to go that far?
I am once again aghast and stunned that the PBS would be so involved in politics that they actually circulated the “is Sarah Palin qualified to be Vice President” poll. How dare you use federally subsidized taxpayer platform for your own political ambitions: have you know shame?
You code of ethics mentions a “neutral platform” and that means you do not have the right to back a candidate. The poll regarding the qualifications of Sarah Palin would only be put out by a biased, liberal attack apparatus: Everybody else knows that she is well enough qualified to be President, far far more than Obama. It is a moot point and undebateable fact that Obama is not qualified by experience, background or character to be President; yet you have the audacity to question whether the sitting governor of the State of Alaska is qualified.
The mere asking of the question is an unethical violation of your own “neutrality” status. As for me; Every night I pray to God that Obama does not reside at the White House.
James Steven Slater, Fort Worth, TX
If you are going to do a poll asking if Sarah Palin is qualified to be vp, why are you not giving Joe Biden the same equal treatment? If the country really knew the truth about Biden, he would be thrown off the ticket.
Paul Hamby, Maysville, MO
Perhaps I missed the poll asking whether Barack Obama is qualified to be President of the United States! I am absolutely disgusted that you, once again, show your blatant liberal bias and ask if Governor Palin is qualified to be Vice President, ignoring the fact that she has more executive experience than all three other nominees. Because you are supported, in part, by U.S tax dollars, you should be ashamed that you do not fairly represent both sides of the aisle in either you’re programming or, obviously tainted, polling! Shame on you and you’re network, be fully aware that was the last straw and I will forever resist any temptation to financially support you’re liberal agenda.
Gary Buck, Woodstock, GA
I voted in the poll asking is Sarah Palin ready to be vice-president, I have not seen a poll asking if Obama is ready to be President.
Patricia Evans, Stockbridge, GA
I firmly object to your poll question regarding whether Sarah Palin is qualified to run for Vice-President. If you want to know what people think about this issue, in all fairness, you should also ask whether Barack Obama is qualified to run for President. When you have a one-sided poll like this, it shows bias.
Carol Stockstell, Yucca Valley, CA
If PBS is going to poll the populous on Ms Palin’s qualifications as Vice President, it seems to me you ought to have a poll on Mr Obama’s qualifications as President. His qualifications are no more impressive than hers.
Lawrence LeMieux, Clayton, OH
This is in reference to a PBS Pole that asks, “Do you think Sarah Palin is qualified to serve as Vice President of the United States?” I get the idea for the pole, but . . . aren’t you asking the wrong question? Since the qualifications according to the Constitution state, “But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice President of the United States.
Therefore, the Vice-President must be constitutionally eligible for the Presidency. These requirements are that they must be a natural born citizen of the United States, that they be no less than 35 years old, and that they have been a resident of the United States for at least fourteen years.”
Is PBS requesting its viewers to vote on whether or not Mrs. Palin’s meets these qualifications? Anyone that meets the above requirements is ‘qualified’ to be the Vice President. So, therefore the pole should be 100% yes, unless anyone can prove otherwise. Isn’t the real question, Do you think Sarah Palin will make a good Vice President of the United States? I’m voting ‘yes’ — I think Sarah Palin is qualified to be the Vice President of the United States. Hey . . . I’m qualified too, but I don’t think I would be as good a VP as Sarah Palin.
I found today’s poll question “Is Sarah Palin qualified to be vice-president?” very interesting in that I have seen no poll in the same vane regarding Senators Obama and Biden’s qualifications for their bids. I realize that the subject is subjective, at best, however, viewing it from an objective standpoint, her qualifications as a governmental executive far exceed Sen. Biden’s total lack of experience. Legislative does not equal executive.
Fran Marcoux, Seeley Lake, MT