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Kellyanne Conway, Republican activist and professional pollster, belittled and mocked ordinary working Americans this morning while addressing New Jersey's Republican State Delegation at a breakfast meeting.

Conway said that voters supporting Barack Obama and Joe Biden "who tell pollsters they want change 'order the number three at McDonald's every day'."

Kellyanne Conway, a Republican activist and professional pollster, who was born in Atco, NJ and spent childhood summers in Hammonton, belittled and mocked ordinary working Americans this morning while addressing New Jersey's Republican State Delegation at a breakfast meeting.

According to the Asbury Park Press online, while putting forth a rightwing defense of McCain's choice of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as the Republican's Vice-Presidential nominee, Conway said that voters supporting Barack Obama and Joe Biden "who tell pollsters they want change 'order the number three at McDonald's every day'."

While Conway and NJ Republican delegates laugh at working Americans' choice of the Happy Meal menu, they have failed to put forth substantive proposals for creating decent paying jobs, adequate healthcare, guaranteed retirement benefits, and comprehensive education programs.

Many working and middle-class Americans choose McDonald's because they can't afford expensive childcare, or the luxury of dining on roasted leg of Alaskan moose with cranberry and port stuffing carved with Caribou handled knives. Perhaps Governor Palin can, but most ordinary Americans can only afford the Happy menu these days.

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Conway went on to note that Palin has more "executive experience" than any of the three other candidates running for president or vice-president, including her own party's nominee, John McCain.

Conway dismissed the seriousness of the ethics investigation of Palin by Alaska state authorities for a politically motivated and possibly illegal firing of a state trooper. However, Palin's actions, if proven, smack of the Rove-Gonzalez firing of US Attornies at the Justice Department.

One of the most disturbing aspects of Palin's nomination and candidacy is the attempt by the GOP to paint Sarah Palin as a typical, average mom. The fact is, many American women with five children, one of whom has special needs, do not have the luxury of not working to care for their children, if they so choose, because they can't afford to stay home with the kids. And they can only afford to take their kids to McDonalds.

Moreover, an Obama-Biden administration would benefit working American moms who have kids with special needs far more than a McCain-Palin administration: McCain has opposed increased funding for special education programs that would benefit kids with special needs.

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 http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080904/POLITICS/80904036

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