Palin Has Her Say [krakatoa]
Governor Palin goes medieval on dat ass.
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin called her critics cowards and jerks Friday for deriding her anonymously and insisted she never asked for the expensive wardrobe purchased for her use on the presidential campaign. "I never asked for anything more than a Diet Dr. Pepper once in a while."She also said she wouldn't demand that perennial lout and convicted criminal Senator Stevens resign:
"The Alaska voters have spoken and me not being a dictator, won't be telling anyone what to do."Interesting. Not being a dictator. This is not the spray-shooting, law-breaking, power-abusing IceTyrant that I have been introduced to by the MSM. UPDATE: Hot Air has the video.
Posted by: xgenghisx at 08:12 PM
1 "And tell Mccain he better be wearing cast-iron underwear the next time I see that RINO"
Posted by: jjshaka at November 07, 2008 08:15 PM (vZIFP)
2 She rocks. I also like the Stevens thing. While he should be out of the Senate, if the guy gets voted in, what of it? Heck, they are all crooks anyhow, might as well send a professional!
Posted by: joefrog at November 07, 2008 08:15 PM (aG4qD)
3 What an evil bumpkin bitch! Demanding that people express themselves democratically. She's got to be stopped, before someone stops and compares her to the Kenyan.
Posted by: ATNorth at November 07, 2008 08:17 PM (dBJw1)
4 Oh, I'd pay cash money to see her kick the holy righteous crap (verbally or otherwise) out of half of Congress.
Hell, I'd buy it on pay-per-view, and then buy the commemorative DVD.
Posted by: CrankyProf at November 07, 2008 08:18 PM (waYsO)
5 Good lord I wish she had a single twin sister living in Seattle... or someplace I could legally move to.
Posted by: AndrewsDad at November 07, 2008 08:19 PM (C2//T)
6 Diet Dr Pepper?
Why not 28, Racist?
Posted by: lorien1973 at November 07, 2008 08:19 PM (ddGv/)
7 I'd hit it.
Posted by: All of Us at November 07, 2008 08:20 PM (YNqtg)
8 See, this is why the base loves her, she fights back.
Posted by: alexthechick at November 07, 2008 08:20 PM (9lZg2)
9 I checked some chicken entrails and they tell me that a whole bunch of those clothes accessoriesended up in the closets of staffers.
The technical term for that is "embezzlement"
Posted by: myiq2xu at November 07, 2008 08:22 PM (rbTSD)
10 Honestly, I'd be willing to donate money to her right now.
I have no clue what she'd do with it - but I genuinely hate the people attacking her at this point and would very much like to find a way to fuck em over.
Posted by: AD at November 07, 2008 08:24 PM (dW9kw)
11 The flaming doucheheads who are doing this to her had better be in her sights.
Posted by: The Light Rider at November 07, 2008 08:24 PM (FXwg/)
12 On the other hand, nor is it the corruption fighter...
Posted by: slickdpdx at November 07, 2008 08:27 PM (RIdwM)
13 Diet Dr Pepper? My god, she doesn't have the decency to ask for Evian bottled water and cucumber sandwiches.
Posted by: Cincinnatus at November 07, 2008 08:27 PM (ZAlQ3)
14 Come on people.
I bet every campaign has disgruntled workers.
The difference here, is that Fox News Chief Political correspondent, Carl Cameron, choose to give Palin's critics an extended airing... ANONYMOUSLY.
It is totally shameful and unprofessional for Carl Cameron to give top news billing to ANONYMOUSLY SOURCED complaints. This kind of unsourced gossip is a parody of journalism. Shame on Carl Cameron and shame on Fox News.
Fox News, please review your policy on giving ANONYMOUS SOURCES top billing in the news?
Posted by: Village Idiot at November 07, 2008 08:27 PM (eEQKM)
15 Krakatoa, your sidebar headline is missing a link.
Posted by: Vinnie at November 07, 2008 08:27 PM (idf83)
16 Youknow, this does have the hallmarks of being a political attack, not just snark.
Iwonder if the likes of Huckabee is not behind this.
Posted by: davod at November 07, 2008 08:28 PM (GUZAT)
17 RE: 13
Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at November 07, 2008 08:28 PM (sI5Ho)
18 YESSSSSSS. Finally someone fights back and is right! I am ready to donate money to her campaign, pac whatever right now NOW!
Posted by: lions at November 07, 2008 08:28 PM (+q06x)
19 Disregard # 15.
Posted by: Vinnie at November 07, 2008 08:30 PM (idf83)
20 Yeah... my first attempt. Whaddya gonna do, sue me? I'll use the "I'm a maroon" defense.
Posted by: krakatoa at November 07, 2008 08:32 PM (/FUhT)
21 One of the many things I hate about Tuesday’s election results is that we’ll be deprived of the experience of seeing the ‘Cudda decimate those worthless partisan hacks Reid and Pelosi. Can’t you just see their heads explode at the prospect of having to deal with Vice President Palin? That would’ve been priceless. *sigh*
Posted by: Tversky at November 07, 2008 08:33 PM (btioc)
22 I checked some chicken entrails and they tell me that a whole bunch of those clothes accessoriesended up in the closets of staffers.
The technical term for that is "embezzlement"
I wonder if Nicole Wallace happens to be the same size as Palin.
Posted by: buzzion at November 07, 2008 08:34 PM (FL/94)
23 Woulda liked to see this pic under the Tent Grows Smaller head line.
Just me, others; i don't know
Posted by: ymc at November 07, 2008 08:34 PM (n0qay)
24 I do hope MM gets all of their names for future retribution.
Posted by: Vic at November 07, 2008 08:34 PM (Qd7GC)
25 She has the face of the most beautiful of women, and the mind of the most resolute of men.Irefer to her as the woman, andone shall seldom hear me mention her under any other name. In my eyes she eclipses and predominates the whole of her sex.
Posted by: Holmes at November 07, 2008 08:35 PM (WCwe8)
26 It's not her responsibility anyway, right? Isn't it the Senate's responsibility to remove Senators?
Posted by: BoB at November 07, 2008 08:37 PM (dgX6D)
27 Go, Sarah! *Pow**Bam*
Posted by: hockey2k5 at November 07, 2008 08:39 PM (L3UiL)
28 The tent getting smaller is also appropriate for pest control - rats, termites and RINO's.
Jindals gets this too- he's kicking moderate ass in recent interviews after this debacle.
Every single Republican "leader" associated with the last 2 years needs to put on the backbenches.
Posted by: jjshaka at November 07, 2008 08:39 PM (vZIFP)
29 Sarah is the Republican Party.
She does what she says and says what she means.
Posted by: AC at November 07, 2008 08:44 PM (ZOlLZ)
Fox News is doing exactly what McCain did. Try to get a few scraps from enemies by telling your friends to fuck-off. Stupid, just stupid.
Hey, Roger, the tank is full; they don't need you. ba-bye
Posted by: billypaintbrush at November 07, 2008 08:44 PM (jUcPs)
31 i read on some legitimate news source that the republicans had sent attorneys to see her to find out where the money went. I was horrified. If that is true, sounds like she is being set up.
Posted by: incredulous at November 07, 2008 08:45 PM (zplc6)
Posted by: notropis at November 07, 2008 08:46 PM (8vxHo)
33 Posted by: ymc at November 07, 2008 08:34 PM (n0qay)
Wouldn't it be more accurate to put it under a headline "Tent Grows Bigger"?
Posted by: Holmes at November 07, 2008 08:35 PM (WCwe
Posted by: krakatoa at November 07, 2008 08:47 PM (/FUhT)
34 "sounds like she is being set up."
I'd almost guarantee it.
Posted by: notropis at November 07, 2008 08:47 PM (8vxHo)
35 Now it really is Faux News.
We report ( every rumor we can find that won't insult the left croud)
You decide (not to watch anymore!)
Posted by: AC at November 07, 2008 08:47 PM (ZOlLZ)
36 "Anonymous Source" translates to, "Feckless Coward" in my book. Man up and reveal yourself then we will be better able to judge the veracity of your statements.
Posted by: MCPO Airdale at November 07, 2008 08:47 PM (wba6w)
37 Timely dictator reference? Nice. I like this lady.
Posted by: Amanda at November 07, 2008 08:49 PM (WHzLu)
38 She's not just fighting back. She kicks them in the balls and loves it. Then, under her breath she says, "Cocksucker."
Posted by: Editor at November 07, 2008 08:50 PM (wvQJI)
39 1/3 of the clothes were the wrong size and had to be returned?
Clearly the 'shopping' was done by someone else and yeah, this is starting to sound like a political sting!
Posted by: Travis at November 07, 2008 08:53 PM (uOj//)
40 Holmes! By gawd, I do believe you've got it!
...and yeah, I'm seeing attacks on her all over the place.
She's scaring the shit out of the GOP and the Dems. She's a populist, and unlike the scripted crowds for the One, people were turning out for her in under-reported, but simply unusually huge numbers.
...and the Republicansdo remember what she did when the Alaskan GOP did her dirt. Without party support she smooshed 'em. The political elite are using the media to try and take her down. I don't think this is working out like they're hoping. Or whatever.
"The Republicans" ...the way I write that: hmm. What the hell am I at this point?
I'm tellin' yez, we're at a Whig Juncture here with the GOP.
Interesting times. Indeed.
Posted by: davis,br at November 07, 2008 08:55 PM (zewwG)
41 "Posted by: incredulous at November 07, 2008 08:45 PM (zplc6)"
The RNC has denied this.
Posted by: Bugler at November 07, 2008 08:55 PM (YCVBL)
42 In-This just pissed me off again.
But of course the staffers have a heart of gold and could not possibly be lying about who the cloths were purchased for.Andhowdid she get the loot to AZ? Charter a jet?
Fucking stupid assholes
I heard one reason gavefor the $150is that they purchased multiple sizes. Um, I'm a chick and the most I ever have to try on is 2 sizes. So why didn't they take what didn't fit back?
And has anyone asked just how much the monstrosities that Michelle wore cost?
Posted by: AC at November 07, 2008 08:57 PM (ZOlLZ)
43 The reaction from the non-Beltway conservatives seems to be as swift and as aggressive- and she and Jindal have my support unhesitatingly in whatever they choose to run for. I would hope they'd do a co-run for President and become the political leviathan they are capable of being- young, attractive, articulate, and conservative.
Posted by: tmi3rd at November 07, 2008 08:58 PM (2ZA6C)
44 I can't wait to vote for her in 2012.
Posted by: Stormy70 at November 07, 2008 08:59 PM (RFrM/)
I hope youre right.
Posted by: AC at November 07, 2008 09:00 PM (ZOlLZ)
46 You Betcha mutha fuckers.
Posted by: The Oort Cloud at November 07, 2008 09:02 PM (nOQXA)
47 They has one of the founders of TeamSarah.org on BOR tonight.
They're fighting back. They might be a good conduit for this fight.
Posted by: stace at November 07, 2008 09:05 PM (JO0c/)
48 They HAD. I didn't mean to go lolz on that.
Posted by: stace at November 07, 2008 09:06 PM (JO0c/)
49 I just sent the RNC Chairman an email ok'ing him to let the Palin family keep any clothes paid for with my campaign contributions because they wouldn't have had the money in the first place if she had not been the VP nominee.
Well, it might have been a little more tersely worded than that and contained some other ... ummm ... "suggestions," but you get the idea.
Fuck this bunch of incompetent, backstabbing cocksuckers.
Posted by: Andy at November 07, 2008 09:06 PM (B+HYX)
50 By the way, I'd like to take this moment to say, thank God she's not tied to that old guy, anymore. This is my kind of woman. My kind of leader. My kind of party member. She's gonna clean their clocks when it's her turn. And yeah - guess what, it's gonna be her turn.
Fuck McCain. I would have said that whether he was elected or not. John, you are a first class asshole. Had you been elected I would have considered it Sarah's 4-years of red-shirting. Not 4-years of President McCain. You would have simply been the vessel to in which to bring her to Washington. Instead, you suck and couldn't even accomplish that. Not even Sarah motivated you to win. You willfully lost. And your staff were more than happy to oblige you in that task. Congratulations, grandpa.
Posted by: Editor at November 07, 2008 09:07 PM (wvQJI)
51 Rick Davis is on HC right now, shooting down the stupid clothing issue.
Posted by: stace at November 07, 2008 09:07 PM (JO0c/)
52 too late, those c***** ruined her image.
Posted by: Tom at November 07, 2008 09:10 PM (qddqX)
53 Stace, I was hoping TeamSarah would come out swinging. That's where it needs to start. And they need to recruit Newt.
I have this Sara/Newt/Jeri sandwich with a side of Jennine Turner fantasy... politically speaking.
Posted by: Editor at November 07, 2008 09:10 PM (wvQJI)
54 "The Republicans" ...the way I write that: hmm. What the hell am I at this point?
Heh. In the primaries, I had the realization that if this is the Republican Party, then I must be the RINO. I'd like to take that term "conservative" with me when I go though, since the GOP isn't using it right.
Posted by: Andy at November 07, 2008 09:11 PM (B+HYX)
jeri's video is there. the ladies are pissed.
Posted by: stace at November 07, 2008 09:12 PM (JO0c/)
56 Shit, Tom - they have you guys 'turfer already? Does she really scare you guys that much?
Wait - are you a Huck or a Romeny 'turfer?
Posted by: Editor at November 07, 2008 09:13 PM (wvQJI)
57 Gawd, I love that woman. I'd love to see a Bobby Jindal/Sarah Palin ticket for 2012.
Posted by: SGT BAZZ at November 07, 2008 09:13 PM (g0FZY)
58 No, I am not a turfer... I love Sarah.... I am just stating the obvious... Obama's schill today on ObamaNBC was having a field day with this stuff..
I don't think the MSM would spend much time disproving these lies since they hate her.
Posted by: Tom at November 07, 2008 09:15 PM (qddqX)
59 Amazing. They fear her. The day after the election, the MSM and the beltway GOP started after HER. Why? Because she is the goods, the real deal and that scares them. It scares Obama, it scares Romney and it scaresthe good ol boy network.I hope that shekicks ass and takes names.Starting with Nicole"never gonna work again" Wallace.
Posted by: The Pancake at November 07, 2008 09:15 PM (nug4S)
60 too late, those c***** ruined her image.
Yeah, they fucked with it, but she's not going into a time capsule. She goes back to being governor of Alaska and if she spends her time wisely, I still think she has a shot.
Plus, maybe with four years of Biden making gaffes and Obama having won, somebody in the press will now develop an ounce of guilt and point how idiotic their treatment was . . .
It's possible . . .
Um, okay, maybe not that last one.
Posted by: AD at November 07, 2008 09:16 PM (dW9kw)
61 Yeah, I don't know if teamsarah is the best way to go, but they're asking for $. Those gals are kickass.
Posted by: stace at November 07, 2008 09:17 PM (JO0c/)
62 Tom, you are weak minded and weak willed.
Posted by: Editor at November 07, 2008 09:17 PM (wvQJI)
63 " She's not just fighting back. She kicks them in the balls and loves it. Then, under her breath she says, 'Cocksucker.' "
Umm...she called them 'jerks'. Not exactly the rough-and-tumble image you're trying to portray here. And as for the comments by 43, not exactly articulate either.
As a liberal, I can't wait for her to run in 2012.
Can. Not. Wait.
Posted by: Nick at November 07, 2008 09:22 PM (nBQnu)
64 Tom: "too late, those c***** ruined her image."
Not yet they haven't. "They" are trying but "they" are being exposed as smear merchants. Judge Bork in his day didn't have a conduit to defend himself. Palin does despite the filter the MSM and associated hacks employ.
The dignity she exemplified post-election and the stamina throughout it all has been astonishing. She'll get all the support she needs and all the money she wants. I'll donate now and every opportunity possible to see to her continued success. I trust she'd use it effectively to shove a response down their throats with a smile.
Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at November 07, 2008 09:23 PM (sI5Ho)
65 Bring. It. On dick.
Posted by: Editor at November 07, 2008 09:25 PM (wvQJI)
66 like sarah?- bypass the old GOP -join the conservative resurgance - anystreet.org
Posted by: Wolverine at November 07, 2008 09:25 PM (/Zcox)
67 See, this is why the base loves her, she fights back.
Fuck yeah: She saw what the MSM and their assclowns did with the "Dan Quayle is stoopid" meme, where he tried to play Mr Nice Guy figuring the twat journos would admit that it was some flunky that misspelled the cue card. Fuck.That.Shit. Come out smokin' against those cocksuckers.
Posted by: Captain Hate at November 07, 2008 09:25 PM (m2sQh)
68 My personal political wet dream is that Sarah become the voice of the political opposition against the most outrageous abuses of the Obamarrhoids. A voice from the wilderness. I don't see the MSM or an emasculated FNC giving her the opportunity. It has to come from Rush, Sean, Levin, et al. and the blogosphere.
Posted by: Reiver at November 07, 2008 09:26 PM (oliA4)
69 Tom: "too late, those c***** ruined her image."
We cannot allow the enemy to determine who is or is not a conservative. They will choose Andrew Sullivan or Kathleen Parker and 'ruin the image' of anyone else.
Posted by: Travis at November 07, 2008 09:27 PM (uOj//)
70 You know it just occurred to me that she received all the same security briefings as Biden, BO and McCain. This may sound crazy to all of you but if BO was smart he would ask her to be his Energy Secretary. So far, with his appointments he hasn't really shown anything but Partisanship. I also think, for the good of the country that he should leave Paulson and Neal Kashkari in place and not replace them.
Posted by: incredulous at November 07, 2008 09:27 PM (zplc6)
71 Palin '12
You Betcha mutha fuckers
Posted by: Bart at November 07, 2008 09:29 PM (ICFJ+)
72 So, is the story about the Republican lawyers going to AK to retrieve all those clothes false, too?
Posted by: Robin Mac at November 07, 2008 09:30 PM (nor5k)
73 It really is hilarious to watch right-wingers devour their own beloved FoxNews in the aftermath of this election. I never thought I'd see it. I am in many ways dissapointed McCain didn't win, we could have had 4 years of Palinisms plastered on every website and newspaper in the world.
But the country was tired of buffoonery and incompetence in the White House, so we picked a guy that thinks there are 57 state and another one who thinks there are 3 letters in Jobs. Why? Because leftists are too stupid to even know what cognitive dissonance is, much less overcome it.
Posted by: Nick at November 07, 2008 09:30 PM (nBQnu)
74 if BO was smart
Posted by: Captain Hate at November 07, 2008 09:31 PM (m2sQh)
75 You know it just occurred to me that she received
all the same security briefings as Biden, BO and McCain. This may
sound crazy to all of you but if BO was smart he would ask her to be
his Energy Secretary. So far, with his appointments he hasn't really
shown anything but Partisanship. I also think, for the good of the
country that he should leave Paulson and Neal Kashkari in place and not
Posted by: incredulous
Smart? Partisanship? The good of the country? Ummm...what do these things have to do with Obama?
Posted by: Travis at November 07, 2008 09:32 PM (uOj//)
76 Having just watched Rick Davis I almost feel he has an inkling as to who is responsible for this Palin attack. Whoever they are, it appears to be backfiring on them and they may have made themselves unmarketable cause stuff like this, though not coming out in the MSM, has a way of making the rounds and being disseminated anyway. So, whoever they are, they may have ruined their career.
Posted by: incredulous at November 07, 2008 09:32 PM (zplc6)
77 Well, It's pretty hard to feel upbeat about all this when my gal is getting unfairly criticized and portrayed as unintelligent and an opportunist when she clearly isn't.
For example, Staffers call her going rogue for simply wanting to express her views and be more available to the media than the campaign allowed.
In Interviews, She was never asked to talk about any local issues she dealt with in Alaska.
In interviews people actually thought that she couldn't cite SC cases... When in fact she was excessively conducting interviews about the Exxon Valdez oil spill SC case. She probably froze up and wasn't used to these type of one hour interviews but that's not the narrative the media wants.
A stupid staffer told her to make the Russia and proximity connection and she gets killed for it.
I saw many interviews and read a lot of stuff about her. She's tough and I wish that she can come back in a couple years and start kicking some *** on these major networks. Only Sarah Palin can rehabilitate her image.. I think she can do it.....
Posted by: Tom at November 07, 2008 09:33 PM (qddqX)
78 She is as wise as she is beautiful: Diet Dr. Pepper kicks ass.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at November 07, 2008 09:33 PM (q2szf)
Just was talking with my wife, her mother was at a NJ Teachers Convention in AC NJ this week. The convention was in the typical Obama-fest mode there, with the National NEA Prez and VP there leading the cheers. /s.puke
The item of note: the mother of the VP of the NEA Lily Eskelsen is from Wasilla AK, and had nothing but great things to say about Sarah Palin.
thought i would pass that on.
Posted by: cromagnum at November 07, 2008 09:35 PM (j5MnB)
80 BTW, did you hear that Eric Schmidt told Jim Cramer during an interview that he would turn down BO if he was offered the position of Head honcho Tech guy. He said he loved working at Google and he had a lot to do there.
Posted by: incredulous at November 07, 2008 09:35 PM (zplc6)
81 As a liberal, I can't wait for her to run in 2012. Can. Not. Wait.
Careful what you wish for.
Posted by: Destini at November 07, 2008 09:35 PM (duUdu)
82 I'm still trying to understand all this about the clothes... are they claiming that Sarah, whenever she was not on the bus, or giving a speech that the Secret Service accompanied her to malls on shopping trips? Or was she doing it wireless online? That comment about Wasilla Hillbillies looting stores across the country was really over the top.
I hope they are going to sort this out.
Posted by: Robin Mac at November 07, 2008 09:36 PM (nor5k)
83 "...we could have had 4 years of Palinisms plastered on every website and newspaper in the world."
Don't fret. You'll now get all the Obamuhms and Bidenisms you can handle. And they'll be true.
I'm going to have to jumbo-size my schadenfreude cup for all of the up and coming ball-dipping.
Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at November 07, 2008 09:36 PM (sI5Ho)
Fuck Me? No, Fuck You
Posted by: Bart at November 07, 2008 09:36 PM (ICFJ+)
85 Yes it does, Wyatt. though, I have a leaning towards Dr. Cherry Dr. Pepper.
Call me crazy.
Nick - go fuck yourself. We haven't felt like Fox was one of ours for quite sometime. I gave up on them when they started down the tabloid road. They're trashy. Period.
Go away, cocksucker and take your skidmarked panties with you.
Posted by: Editor at November 07, 2008 09:38 PM (wvQJI)
86 Yeah Nick. You're going to just love the dose of reality having your own team in place brings. Trust me on this: the cock-sucking political elites on your "side" love you no more than the cock-sucking political elites on our side do buddy.
You're going to be screwed just like we've been. Prob'ly worse.
You come back here in a few months and let us know how terrible you feel 'bout bein' a dickhead to us, 'kay Bro'?
'Cause we're all about the sympathy'roundhere.
...because, y'know, we've got shirts.
Posted by: davis,br at November 07, 2008 09:38 PM (zewwG)
87 Don't you people fucking get it at all? People who just watched their 401k's vanish in the last six months don't want someone who 'kicks ass', or says 'cocksucker', or lives and breathes partisanship. They want someone who wears a bike helmet amd eats arugula.
I understand this scenario may be a 'wet dream' for most of the people on this thread, because WAL MART IS AWESOME...but please, for the good of the country I love, please stop reproducing.
Sarah Palin was the biggest mistake in political history. She obviously fired all you people up. I get that. But every other normal, rational American citizen like me and my band camp buddies went batshit, frothing at the mouth insane over her. Mostly because we fear attractive women - they bring back memories of humiliation and rejection and it makes us very angry and upset.
Posted by: Nick at November 07, 2008 09:43 PM (nBQnu)
88 Aw, I'm so touched by Nick others who, despite being our political opponents, take the time to come here, after they've won, to let us know what would would not be in our best interests-- giving us fair warning, as it were, lest we hurt ourselves any further. What a gentleman. Transcending partisanship, with such good will only best wishes for us at heart.
Thanks for the selfless advice, guys! You've really opened my eyes! I'll be sure to take it to heart.
Posted by: lael at November 07, 2008 09:43 PM (ulEmZ)
89 "BTW, did you hear that Eric Schmidt told Jim Cramer during an interview
that he would turn down BO if he was offered the position of Head
honcho Tech guy. He said he loved working at Google and he had a lot
to do there."
Well, yeah, he's got to get all the censorship stuff in place for Dear Leader.
Posted by: Robin Mac at November 07, 2008 09:44 PM (nor5k)
90 73 It really is hilarious to watch right-wingers devour their own beloved FoxNews in the aftermath of this election. I never thought I'd see it.
Yeah, see -- there's this unique habit on our side to actually not move in lock step and attack our own when we think they're wrong.
If you don't expect to see this among people who follow politics, it says more about your side than ours.
You may now go back to the Daily Kos so you can figure out what's the appropriate response and how you should side on every issue instead of having to think on your own.
Posted by: AD at November 07, 2008 09:45 PM (dW9kw)
91 82. I was listening from another room. Multi tasking. I got the impression that she came to the convention unprepared for a campaign and that staffers purchased clothing in more than one size. In all honesty, I think that hearing her say they would be donated or sold on ebay totally aggravated me no end. I thought that republicans have class. As such, she should be gifted with those clothes. Some big money donor should give them money to pay for the clothes to spare the republican party the embarassment of looking well, petty. The entire incident is petty and malicious.
Posted by: incredulous at November 07, 2008 09:45 PM (zplc6)
92 Nick, tell us who we should nominate.
Just give us a few names.
Posted by: Bart at November 07, 2008 09:47 PM (ICFJ+)
93 Nick you really are a fucking idiot!
I don't mean that to be harsh, just stating the facts!
Another FACT is that Socialism doesn't fuckin work!
You will find that out in time, but I do not envy you the journey.
Posted by: Travis at November 07, 2008 09:47 PM (uOj//)
94 Umm...she called them 'jerks'. Not exactly the rough-and-tumble image
you're trying to portray here. And as for the comments by 43, not
exactly articulate either.
Hmmmm... I detect the odor of smug pseudointellectual in our midst.
Posted by: Reiver at November 07, 2008 09:48 PM (oliA4)
95 Nick's hopeyyy and Change partyyy seems to be over.
More change, More hope... DOW drops 800 pts ( more hope and change Capital Gains tax increases)
Posted by: Tom at November 07, 2008 09:48 PM (qddqX)
96 Barack pointed out that that gun she's holding is an illegal assault weapon.
Posted by: ohnoes at November 07, 2008 09:48 PM (KDpfE)
97 Hate to break it to you, Nick, but this conservative hasn't watched Fox News in a good 7 years because of how hard it sucks. It's populist and tabloid, and I'm not interested in their pathetic attempts at titillation.
I wish there were an actual conservative news channel, if only for the hilarious pants-wetting that would surely ensue on the left.
Posted by: Mrs. Peel at November 07, 2008 09:49 PM (8CGjC)
98 Editor I'd slap a little Dana Delany spread on that.
Posted by: Wilhelm Klink at November 07, 2008 09:51 PM (8D00g)
99 Nick, you're one sick fuck. Your simpleton unvetted candidate manages to get over on the electorate and you're still not happy, because you troll around like a zombie in heat still trying to find the secret of being content with the hand you've been dealt. You rage against the candidate we like because you know you've backed the biggest fucking scam artist that the nation's ever seen so you have to try and destroy our hope for the future. Because after Obammy fucks up royally, our side will rescue the nation from the abyss and after your side has to find a fall guy or two, you'll be hanging from a lamp-post.
Posted by: Captain Hate at November 07, 2008 09:51 PM (m2sQh)
100 That comment about Wasilla Hillbillies looting stores across the country was really over the top.
Yes, besides being a crude insult, it's only one of several comments that set off my BS-o-meter. There's no way she even had time for that. They used personal shoppers, where they bring you a shitload of stuff to try, and you send most of it back because it doesn't work on you.
One of the first accusations that stank was the one that said she was a "diva" who trusted no one, including her own family! What a steaming pile. She didn't trust Todd? Come on. These creeps suck at everything, including lying.
Posted by: stace at November 07, 2008 09:53 PM (JO0c/)
101 94 Umm...she called them 'jerks'. Not
exactly the rough-and-tumble image you're trying to portray here. And
as for the comments by 43, not exactly articulate either.
Hmmmm... I detect the odor of smug pseudointellectual in our midst.
Posted by: Reiver at November 07, 2008 09:48 PM (oliA4)
Could be much simpler - he's a liberal, he apparently doesn't take "coward" as much of an insult for some reason.
Posted by: AD at November 07, 2008 09:55 PM (dW9kw)
102 I love her, too, I really do. Every time she fights back against this garbage, I feel like she's fighting for all of us who have been treated poorly, condescended to and judged by the biased mainstream media. I used to work for a newspaper, and I literally despite these people. Can't believe I wasted so much of my career/life with these people. They are the lowest of the low -- and a whole pack of hypocrites.
But, as Chris Matthews might say, "It's their job to make sure Obama has a successful presidency."
Posted by: PABeth at November 07, 2008 09:57 PM (Wf7Cc)
103 You guys really are fantastic. Thank you for giving me exactly the response I was looking for. And also for something to do on a Friday night besides masturbate to the boys underwear section of the JC Penny catalogue.
I really can't wait for Sarah Palin to lead this country in the exact same way she lead Alaska. Then every American citizen can be a meth-smoking incestuous alcoholic with a 7th-grade education.
Yeah, I'm actually retarded enough to believe that. No I don't want to talk about what a shit hole Chicago is. That would defeat the stupid point I was trying to make.
Posted by: Nick at November 07, 2008 09:59 PM (nBQnu)
104 Give us some names, Nick.
Who should we pick?
Posted by: Bart at November 07, 2008 10:00 PM (ICFJ+)
Yep. Inadequate hacks overshoot everything. It's a pretty clumsy tell and makes them manifestly unfit for the job they think they should have. Hopefully those that matter will see their (the hacks') shortcomings and keep them unemployable.
Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at November 07, 2008 10:01 PM (sI5Ho)
106 But the country was tired of buffoonery and incompetence in the White House, and having an Executive branch that was a walking punchline.
So you voted in a card-carrying buffoon and an incompetent. Makes sense.
57 states. FDR in 1929 on the TeeVee. J-O-B-S. Kicking Hezbollah out of Lebanon with France. Spending more in three months in Iraq than in five years in Afghanistan. Please stand up and take a bow, Mr. Cripple. 10,000 people killed in a tornado that touched down in a town of 2,000. I know that raising capital gains taxes crushes an economy but I'm going to do it anyway out of "fairness". My IQ is higher than yours because I was in the top half of my class which I graduated 79th out of 86 and got an academic scholarship based on need. Nitally Lions. Article I outlines the duties and limitations of the Executive branch. Eliminating the SS income tax cap will make Warren Buffet pay like $50 trillion a year more in taxes. The war in Iraq has put us in more danger -- we should instead invade a nuclear-armed ally with tens of millions of militant Muslims in it.
And that was just during the campaign, pal. Obama and Biden are a three-letter word: D-U-M-B-A-S-S-E-S.
But you're right that the media would have invented "Palinisms" so that you pseudo-intellectual dipshits could all pretend to be smart while jerking each other off at your little ego-reinforcement parties. They've been riding Dan Quayle for overa decade for a single misspelled word, despite the fact that Unaccomplished Corrupt Jesus spewed more idiotic howlers during the primaries than Quayle did in his whole political career.
And then you've got Biden. Joe Biden. Dumbest man in American politics and really, really proud of it. You are ultimate winner, Nick. Enjoy your "punchline-free" Executive branch.
Posted by: VJay at November 07, 2008 10:01 PM (k87Wm)
107 Actually if Ingraham could replace O'Reilly; the reaction to these baseless rumors really made me think the worse of him. Greta seems to be giving Sarah a fair shake and the right by extension . Carl Cameron's probation after airing that stupid Israeli students 'truther' story is over. Shep is giving a bad rep to all Ole Miss alums; since at least 2005. Fox is half Luce press, "The Weekly Standard contingent," half Hearst populism. It's still better than MSNBC or CNN but that's not saying much.
Posted by: narciso at November 07, 2008 10:01 PM (9EG7Z)
108 I always felt that Joe the Plumber was a BO campaign plant that the republicans just ran with. It may be the BO camp attacking her becasue she can challenge him n 2012 if she stays in the spotlight.
Posted by: incredulous at November 07, 2008 10:02 PM (zplc6)
109 Then every American citizen can be a meth-smoking incestuous alcoholic with a 7th-grade education.
Seems to be working well for you, dude.
Posted by: CrankyProf at November 07, 2008 10:04 PM (waYsO)
110 Nick, Give us more Hope and Change... Stop playing the game of politics of division. We need change Nick Change... Every criticism we from our opponents are all smears.. Smears I tell ya. Smears!!!
We need to unite, stop attempts to divide us Nick!@!!!
I am biggest Fraud and I approve this message.
Posted by: Tom at November 07, 2008 10:05 PM (qddqX)
111 Every criticism we receive from our opponents will be considered smears by the american people.. Smears I tell ya. Smears!!!
Posted by: Tom at November 07, 2008 10:06 PM (qddqX)
112 Good. For. Her.
Fox will remain permanently off in our home until Glenn Beck comes on board, and I hope he's got a nice strong creative control clause in that contract of his.
The problem is, the rumor is out there-- and I read an article showing that people will still believe misinformation even if it's wrong. Can't unring a bell... or un-misunderstand the geography of Africa.
I send her a real, live, note of thanks and support yesterday and encouraged others to do the same. She is just fantastic-- not just a sayer, but a doer.
One lingering AUUUUGH moment from the Yahoo! news story re: the clothes, which cited her "crafted image" as a "hockey mom." THAT'S WHO SHE IS.
Posted by: Filly at November 07, 2008 10:06 PM (VLsit)
113 Us leftist "males" don't like girls!!! Get that thru your redneck heads!
Posted by: Nick at November 07, 2008 10:08 PM (nBQnu)
114 McCain has had long enough to speak against this.
I don't suppose we could get a post that simply said, "Nicole Wallace and Steve Schmidt: hire them and you can fuck off too."
Posted by: counter at November 07, 2008 10:08 PM (8/0ME)
115 She's grown immensely in a political sense during this campaign. She can deal with the illuminati MSM, she can take criticism and shove right back at them. Palin is a powerful figure and the best the GOP has right now, they'd be wise to throw their support behind her.
Posted by: RJ at November 07, 2008 10:09 PM (7nbTg)
116 Nick at November 07, 2008 09:59 PM (nBQnu):
"Alaskans == meth-smoking incestuous alcoholic(s) with a 7th-grade education"
Oh, how I hope your political stylings lead Team Obama in some way. Is there a way I can endorse you as a consultant somewhere? You skillfully make a compelling case worthy of implementation.
Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at November 07, 2008 10:11 PM (sI5Ho)
117 103 You guys really are fantastic. Thank you for giving me exactly the response I was looking for.
"I'm going to pretend I'm enjoying this because I can't think of a good comeback."
I really can't wait for Sarah Palin to lead this country in the exact same way she lead Alaska. Then every American citizen can be a meth-smoking incestuous alcoholic with a 7th-grade education.
Yeah, no 90% approval rating, no ending corruption (as opposed to your guy swimming in it), Sarah Palin apparently caused meth in Alaska.
We checked with Obama to see if he'd approve of this criticism - then he remembered that at least Sarah Palin never developed a personal coke habit . . . he seemed more hesitant to reply for some reason.
John McCain, a true American hero and a genuinely good man
Somehow, I doubt you described him as such during the campaign.
Remember Republicans, if you're dead (Reagan), or lose (John McCain), then Democrats will like you . . . after having determined you're the anti-Christ just a few months vefore.
Posted by: AD at November 07, 2008 10:11 PM (dW9kw)
Posted by: AD at November 07, 2008 10:12 PM (dW9kw)
119 Now, now, Nicholas.....we all know you like tonsil hockey with your "roomate". You know Obama and the bros were against prop 8.....voted 70% against it! Seems you're getting screwed from all sides dude!!! ;-}
Posted by: Ad rem at November 07, 2008 10:12 PM (k0/Sa)
120 VJay at November 07, 2008 10:01 PM (k87Wm)
Awesome man, just awesome.
I'm not a retarded liberal and that still hurt me a bit, just reading it.
Posted by: counter at November 07, 2008 10:13 PM (8/0ME)
121 She can deal with the illuminati MSM
What was that?
Posted by: krakatoa at November 07, 2008 10:13 PM (/FUhT)
122 Good one, CrankyProf. Way to throw it right back at me. But apparently calling me a 'jerk' is more than enough. In fact, according to this thread, it's getting "Medieval on dat ass".
And really, come on, if anyone's really spent time masturbating about their preferred political candidates, it certainly wasn't me. Joe Biden doesn't do much for my cocknballs.
It's been fun. Gotta go. Time for my Friday enema.
Posted by: Nick at November 07, 2008 10:18 PM (nBQnu)
123 I really can't wait for Sarah Palin to lead this country in the exact same way she lead Alaska. Then every American citizen can be a meth-smoking incestuous alcoholic with a 7th-grade education.
As opposed to the subliterate crackhead gangbanger hoodrats rounded up by ACORN for a month prior to the election with promises of booze, cigarettes, and crack in exchange for votes. You know, Obama's chief constituency in liberal-owned paradises like Philadelphia, St. Louis, and Cleveland. (I can't wait to see what those successful inner-city policies look like on the big stage! Giggle!)
Without the knuckledragging parasite,un-educated menial labor,useless trustfunder, and suburban trophy wifevotes, Obama still loses in a year that was considered a sure thing for Dems. Something to think about while you and your fellow zombies are chanting "MANDATE" because of your crushing 52% victory.
In fact, if McCain doesn't lose 20% of Bush's voters because, you know, the conservative base can't stand John McCain, then he still beats the Teflon Messiah Whose Deeds May Not Be Mentioned. The fact that you have nice things to say about a guy who's inept (but honorable!) campaign just fucked us pretty much tells us everything we need to know.
Posted by: VJay at November 07, 2008 10:20 PM (k87Wm)
124 It's been fun, ladies. Enjoy the next 8 years of watching a black guy wipe his ass with your heroes.
Nick, I hope the Schadenfreude makes you feel better when you're unemployed.
And, no, don't ask me for money.
Posted by: AD at November 07, 2008 10:21 PM (dW9kw)
125 I find it quite fascinating that the campaign is still using people to come on these sites and rub it in everyone's face. To me that is a signal that things aren't as perfect as they thought they would be.
Posted by: incredulous at November 07, 2008 10:22 PM (zplc6)
126 It's becoming very clear to me that the coming war will not be between those on the right and those on the left. It will be between those in Washington and the rest of us. Let me refresh our memory of the last two months of the inept McCain campaign.
1. McCain said the election would be won in the last 72 hours. Made you think they had something up their sleeve that would own the news cycle at the end of the election. The only thing that came out was the first internal salvo against Gov. Palin. Pathetic.
2. Rick Davis said that on several occasions that they were saving their best ammo for the last 10 days of the campaign. Obviously they had nothing and were given Joe the Plumber and still failed with that gift.
3. The RNC announced in mid-October that they were planning on spending $160M the last 10 days of the campaign which supported the two assumed points above. Did anyone see this money spent? Did they even have it? I know here in Richmond Obammunist ads still outnumbered McLame ads 3 or 4 to 1 even to the very end.
And guess what, absolutely none of this shit ever went down. So, either McCain just gave up or was appointed the sacrificial fall guy so he wouldn't get in the way of history and the three points above were in the press to give the appearance of a good fight.
In retrospect, McCain never had a chance and never wanted to win. He happened to pick someone who accidentally resonated with us, average normal middle class conservative Americans. I think the pick was to seal the deal for Obama and Palin just happened to help more than anyone ever thought possible and now she's a real threat to Washington, not just the RNC. If he really wanted win, he would have picked someone with significant experience to really put the heat on the Obammunist. Now she has to be taken out.
So the question is, will Gov. Palin accept the challenge? To lead? To inspire? To help lead the fight against Washington? Not just the newly selected Marxist overlords? Let's face it, after the last 8 years and the gross expansion of government and spending, I'm beginning to think they're all Marxists....on both sides of the aisle, save for a very few like Ryan, Pence, DeMint and Coburn.
So to all of you McLame assholes and RNC types trying to destroy Gov. Palin, I offer you two words.
And Nick, just exactly why are you here? I'm surprised you even have time. Don't you have some of that required community servitude to your Dear Leader to perform? Or some training for your new civilian defense force?
Posted by: TheAdmiral at November 07, 2008 10:23 PM (zNl33)
127 "Enjoy the next 8 years of watching a black guy wipe his ass with your heroes."
Nick, are you a racist?
Not sure why you're including the adjective otherwise.
Posted by: counter at November 07, 2008 10:24 PM (8/0ME)
128 BTW, I was so sick of those smarms knocking Palin I made a youtube vid ( a very novice effort). Lest it be misconstrued it chronicles the wretched stabby nature of the Palin slamming, and the threat she poses that inspires it.
In higher res mode: "Rip her to Shreds"
Posted by: SarahW at November 07, 2008 10:25 PM (7sl9X)
129 I find it quite fascinating that the campaign is still using people to come on these sites and rub it in everyone's face. To me that is a signal that things aren't as perfect as they thought they would be.
It's a signal of what we always knew - liberals have no life.
That's why they're always better in the protest dept. - we have jobs...they have no life.
Given how hesitant they are to engage the other side and debate their positions under normal circumstances, though, I actually appreciate this. There's a 60% chance this is the same guy who in college used to either always run away when a conservative challenged him on something or tried to shout him down.
Posted by: AD at November 07, 2008 10:27 PM (dW9kw)
130 34 AD, how tall are you?Posted by: SlaveDog at November 07, 2008 10:24 PM (6Gy0q)
Why I'm 6'4"
I also drive a Lamborghini and date Megyn Kelly.
Why do you ask?
Posted by: AD at November 07, 2008 10:30 PM (dW9kw)
131 Damnit, wrong thread again - okay I'm too drunk, I'm out.
Posted by: AD at November 07, 2008 10:31 PM (dW9kw)
132 Boys and girls.... I'm so sorry. but Nicholas can't play with you any longer. His dad and I have asked him to come upstairs and have dinner. He'll be able to play as soon as he helps his momma wipe the dishes and finishes his homework, ok?
Posted by: Ad rem at November 07, 2008 10:31 PM (k0/Sa)
133 She really does kick ass.
Posted by: t.ferg at November 07, 2008 10:31 PM (c/8+r)
134 Sarah made a great comment something to the effect that being in the other states was a real eye opener since woman have total equality in Alaska and she is sort of seeing that may not be the case in the other states. I'm just plain fed up that the media is always attacking female candidates even the ones they like. They are so misguided as they thought the "women's movement" was only about the issue of a women's right to choose and yet, it was abot so much more. What is aggravating is that liberal women do not see this. Look, women in this contry work a full time job and then go home and do another full time job. Unless you have chosen a supportive hubby, you are doing two jobs. Men aren't required to do the second job, for them it is purely vo;imteer.
Posted by: incredulous at November 07, 2008 10:32 PM (zplc6)
135 Fuck you McCain.
Youhad 12 hours, about 48 hours ago, to stand up for her.You wussed.
Fuck you. No more thanks for service, you could have ridden that for years, except you forgot that you have to live up to it for others, too, fuckwipe.
Fuck you, Johnny McComity, fuck you, youpiece of shit!
Posted by: sherlock at November 07, 2008 10:32 PM (ojW85)
136 this politico dude is hallucinating. romney and Huckabee are done. It is obvious that the republican party needs to come up with the new young turks.
Posted by: incredulous at November 07, 2008 10:35 PM (zplc6)
137 I believe she only has a chance in 2012 if she becomes a Senator; she could win the nomination if she stayed a govenor but I doubt she could win a general election against Obama unless she had some type of national profile. It's possible for a governor to obtain that national profile but Alaska may be the one exception to the rule.
She hasn't ruled out running for the Senate seat if Stevens wins and is expelled or resigns. She only said today that she is "not planning on it." She has only ruled out appointing herself, which is the right thing to do since that would make her appear to be a total hypocrite. Theradio interview with those two guys, from my persective,made it sound as if shewill run for the seat after appointing someone other than herself totemporarily hold the seat.
Posted by: Palin/Cantor 2012 at November 07, 2008 10:36 PM (JbTeQ)
138 It's been fun, ladies. Enjoy the next 8 years of watching a black guy wipe his ass with your heroes.
I'm going to enjoy watching you picking up trash on the side of the road during your mandatory 100 hours of annual community service. I may stop and take a dump in your vicinity just to spice up the monotony for you. I'll keep a few Chipotle burritos in my glove box just so I'm prepared. I like the corn salsa, so think texture.
I'm going to enjoy watching you roll down the mountains of Pock-ee-stan (with slapstick comedic sound effects playing in the background) as you fulfill your commitment -- because you were drafted -- to not being a chickenhawk and fighting Genghis Retard's overland invasion of a nuclear-armed ally.
I'm going to enjoy watching you twist yourself into pretzels trying to blame a guy long out of officewhenthe guy you just voted for follows through on his unequivocal promises to hop into the Recession Express and put the pedal to the floor (out of "fairness", of course. And "patriotism").
I'm going to enjoy turning you away from my door when, just like thebasehead in Menace II Society that gets blasted by O-Dog, you offer to blow me in exchange for a five dollar bag of rock (hint: bring cheeseburgers -- I'm not as heartless as Omar Epps, and after two years of Captain Dunsell, a burger is going to cost $47).
I'm going to enjoy the delicious irony of having nothing to eat but Obama-brand Soylent Green made out of undesirable, untalented, "burdens to society" like you and your bong buddies who think that Dear Leader will see you as his peers because you're (eventually) getting an Associate of Sociology degree from the Devry Institute.
I came with my joy, and it looks like I'm leaving with my joy.
Posted by: VJay at November 07, 2008 10:36 PM (k87Wm)
139 Nick? I'm letting you know this for your own good ...cuz', like I said, we got shirts 'round here, and that means that we're just obligated and shit to exercise a certain degree of love and, well, responsibility ...even to our trolls.
And dude, I gotta tell yez, that you are simply NOT following the 52-to-48 meme that O' has recently mandated ...and really, I hear it's the reeducation camp for y'all if you can't get your shit together by, oh, Sunday afternoon or so.
You do nothave to thank me, son: I know you ain't capable of that ...you just need to listen to me. It's for your own good. Really.
It's the gulags if you don't start in your teams great leap forward in "participatory" democratic institutionalized awareness.
Here. Repeat after me. "52-to-48. Divided we can't, united we can".
See. It's just that easy. And it's for your own good kid. Markos is watching.
Posted by: davis,br at November 07, 2008 10:37 PM (zewwG)
140 Is it true that he prevented her from speaking the night of the election? If that is true, it is just plain wrong. I think many people wanted to hear what she had to say.
Posted by: incredulous at November 07, 2008 10:37 PM (zplc6)
141 It's a pretty clumsy tell and makes them manifestly unfit for the job they think they should have
Anonymousdrivel, yes, and another bullshit story is this Towelgate crap. For one thing, it's being denied now, but mainly, for me, who gives a flying flip. If she answered the door briefly in a bathrobe in the middle of a frantically paced campaign, so the fuck what? LBJ used to talk to his staff while grunting one out on the john, and Bubba used to get bj's from the help in the oval office. Why would anyone find this remarkable unless they were desperate to make some bs story out of it? It's kind of like those those nuts who think Joe the Plumber is suspect because Joe is his middle name.
Posted by: stace at November 07, 2008 10:38 PM (JO0c/)
142 The McCain campaign staff threw Palin into the media shark tank. She's got scars but no fatal wounds and she's undoubtedly learned a lot about who and what to trust.
The problem for Schmidt and the rest of the campaign staff that'd impugn Palin's ability is that, at the end of the day, she's survived and they haven't, and maybe that's the part that galls them. She got knocked down, got up, finished strong, and is going back to Alaska bloodied but not broken. She's seen the inside of a Presidential campaign and will now trust her own judgment on what works and what doesn't. And they've failed so badly that they won't get another shot.
The campaign was Pearl Harbored by the press after the VP announcement; they were unprepared and their response was puerile. They failed to get their own advisors on message, they let Fiorina and others talk to the press about the Governor without first-hand knowledge. They had no Axelrod, no one who could see three moves ahead and prepare. Perhaps McCain was satisfied with what he had, but my guess is that Palin now knows better.
Her record as Governor of the Frozen Tundra has been one of bipartisan pragmatism; she's now built herself an enormous reservoir of goodwill with the Party base and in my view she is the one who, if she wishes to do so, can convince these voters that they need to move back into Reagan's big tent, that building a GOP capable of attracting a majority vote means not discarding the social-conservative issues but moving them half a page down the platform.
If she elects to do so, I might just take 2011 off and work for her campaign.
Posted by: mrkwong at November 07, 2008 10:38 PM (G8Eo0)
143 Amanda's right at #37, the dictator thing is a dig. Sarah is genuine and I think she was on the campaign trail, too. She knows what Barack Obama is all about and if she keeps getting interviews, she might just say politically incorrect things about the man who wants to bring back slavery (or if you will, involuntary servitude without due process of law) in a national service plan.
Posted by: AmishDude at November 07, 2008 10:39 PM (T0NGe)
144 McCain has allowed these slurs to go unchallenged for three days before he begrudgingly sends out Rick Davis to put the happy face on it. Does McCain have that little control over his campaign surrogates, or is he somewhere enjoying the spectacle? A true leader, someone who was really engaged in the process should have had a handle on this situation a lot earlier......unless .... I often wondered how he felt standing there behind her as the crowd "roared".......
Posted by: Ad rem at November 07, 2008 10:40 PM (k0/Sa)
145 Fuck. I don't think calling your adversaries "jerks" is going to kill the high school cheerleader image.
She did call them "guys." Does that mean that Nicole Wallace chick isn't a suspect anymore?
Posted by: cj at November 07, 2008 10:41 PM (JQtNT)
146 " I often wondered how he felt standing there behind her as the crowd "roared"......."
We have our answer now, Ad rem. We have our answer.
It hurt his mavericky bits something awful.
Posted by: counter at November 07, 2008 10:42 PM (8/0ME)
147 "It's been fun, ladies. Enjoy the next 8 years of watching a black guy wipe his ass with your heroes."
You want Barack to do what with the memory of JFK?
Posted by: Dave C at November 07, 2008 10:43 PM (ZhGDg)
148 Anonymousdrivel, yes, and another bullshit story is this Towelgate crap. For one thing, it's being denied now, but mainly, for me, who gives a flying flip.
I confess to some interest...
Posted by: VJay's Junk at November 07, 2008 10:44 PM (k87Wm)
149 I got tired of hearing the same thing in both campaigns. Campaigns should evolve. Opponents should answer one another. In this age of instant media, they should not be repeating the same speech everywhere.
I'm sure McCain had a very tough time dealing with her popularity. You would have to be inhuman not to have it bother you. I often think he threw the election for this reason and for the fact that he realized the crap that would be coming his way as president and maybe he just didn't want to deal with it.
Posted by: incredulous at November 07, 2008 10:46 PM (zplc6)
150 Nick talks like he has had a lot of experience watching bama wiping his ass. Is that your official job? Handing bama the toilet paper? Do you check his asshole after hes done to make sure he didn't miss a spot? Oh, I think you do!
Posted by: 48 Percenter at November 07, 2008 10:49 PM (XcrOy)
151 If Ace was going to go tank [sic] a weekend, I wished he had left the keys to the blog with someone.
Posted by: 48 Percenter at November 07, 2008 10:50 PM (XcrOy)
152 You would have to be inhuman not to have it bother you.
I've hired people much more popular with clients than myself.
My response? Big bonus, followed by protection from office politics.
It only has to bother you if you think you're the bestest handshaker in the world.
Posted by: counter at November 07, 2008 10:51 PM (8/0ME)
153 By the way, incredulous, not taking at shot at you here. Just saying that you have to understand your strengths and weaknesses when you bring people on. If McCain ever thought he was strong with the base, enough to get jealous over, well, that's just bad perception.
Posted by: counter at November 07, 2008 10:56 PM (8/0ME)
154 "Interesting. Not being a dictator. This is not the spray-shooting, law-breaking, power-abusing IceTyrant that I have been introduced to by the MSM"
This is the funniest damn thing I have read in a long time. Thanks krakatoa.
Posted by: kim in vancouver at November 07, 2008 10:57 PM (j7T5U)
155 It would serve the current RNC right if Palin just resigned from the party.
I'm not going to say that "words cannot express" how I feel about the people who spread these tales against her. "A decaying bag of syrup-dingleberry-salad tossing slimy disgusting lower-than-flounder-turd venomous worms" comes immediately to mind
Posted by: David Ross at November 07, 2008 10:59 PM (n2j5h)
156 "I have no clue what she'd do with it - but I genuinely hate the
people attacking her at this point and would very much like to find a
way to fuck em over."
Posted by: kal at November 07, 2008 11:06 PM (HnOAh)
157 McCain, you aredead to me. Thanks for suffering, but it was for your country, notso you could somehow earn the right to make your friends do it too, you stupid dickhead!
Posted by: sherlock at November 07, 2008 11:08 PM (ojW85)
158 Anybody think the social cons and the fiscal cons need to hold a summit so they can find enough common grounds to patch up the tent?
Posted by: Socky at November 07, 2008 11:13 PM (d2fuu)
159 Hey Nick, didn't you hear that Obama is a little late on the paychecks right now? YOu might now collect for all of your hard work here.
Posted by: Hurting Head at November 07, 2008 11:22 PM (yW/Al)
160 "I have no clue what she'd do with it - but I genuinely hate the people attacking her at this point and would very much like to find a way to fuck em over."
Me too, too.
...hmm. I'm probably too damn nice to hate 'em. Yet. But I do confess to wanting to kick their teeth in. That will have to do, I s'pose.
Posted by: davis,br at November 07, 2008 11:23 PM (zewwG)
161 Now, guys, don't beso toughon Nicky. He's obviously too young to remember just how royally p*ssed off everyone wasafter Jimmy Carter royally screwed up. Carter's sheer incompetence allowed the election of a man who created the conditions that allowed him the luxury to be indulging in hisfantasies without double-digit inflation, gas lines, and the Soviet Union.
He's just part of a generation that's going to have to relearn its lesson the hard way.
Posted by: Ampontan at November 07, 2008 11:26 PM (Xu6gP)
162 well apparently she and McCain have been talking alot over the past few days. She said they talked this morning in fact. Someone else said this at hotair, but I will just summarize what they said. I bet that McCain offered to go out publicly and denounce all this, but Palin told him no and she could handle all this on her own. She is handling it GREAT so far. She wont lose any support from conservatives over this. Anyone see her approval ratings at rasmussen this morning??? A whopping 91% of republicans have a favorable opinion of her. That is really a sick, sick number. McCain would never even be able to dream about that high of a number. This is all coming after all these "allegations" in the media. She will be a conservative star for years to come.
Posted by: ousoonerfan15 at November 07, 2008 11:29 PM (yAq/A)
163 Whatever Sarah Palin has to say is meaningless. Of course she will defend herself. No matter what she says, no matter how right it is, it does not matter.
John McCain is the man who picked her and stood beside her for the firestorm. He's nowhere to be found now, during a far more insiduous firestorm than the Democrats could have ever managed.
Where is John McCain, today?
This post-election news cycle of Palin bashing is just about tapped. I'd say he has one or two days to come out in defense of his running mate. Beyond that one can say he stood by and let his running mate be smeared.
One or two days left. Will he? Time will tell. Soon.
Posted by: Cowboy at November 07, 2008 11:36 PM (0u7vW)
164 Socky: If Jindal, Huckabee and now Gingrich put out a statement saying "we are believers, but we now realise that Sarah Palin's model of not foisting Intelligent Designon our schools is the right way to go", then I for one willhappily reach across that aisle.
I don't have a problem with "social cons" like Palin. I have a problem with mountebanks and panderers.
They can hold a summit if they like. But if they're going to show the same level of weaseliness as they have shown, then the fiscal cons shouldn't even bother to show up.
Posted by: David Ross at November 07, 2008 11:37 PM (vrOY7)
165 Cowboy: "One or two days left. Will he? Time will tell. Soon."
I'm afraid his time to appear honorable here has expired. McCain had time to make a very scripted and choreographed (even if simple) video congratulating Obama on his victory, and yet McCain cannot step out to speak to a gaggle of reporters for 30 seconds to defend Palin - one of the few things he had right post-primary.
My conclusion is that he is satisfied letting her and her reputation suffer because he wants to stay in good graces as a collegial Senator in the minority or he actually wants to deflect electoral/campaign blame to Palin without taking the heat. This appears to be political self-preservation and there's just no excuse for McCain not to have said something already. Remember, McCain is a politician first.
This is epic fail.
Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at November 07, 2008 11:53 PM (sI5Ho)
Ampontansan....Konbanwa! Ogenki desu ka?
You have a fascinating site..I love all things Japanese! I agree, it is sad that this ill-educated generation will have us repeat the mistakes of the Carter years. I don't know if we can afford any more disasters the likes of the "gifting of the Panama Canal", or the creation of a rogue Iran.
Posted by: Ad rem at November 07, 2008 11:55 PM (k0/Sa)
167 counter, Thanks for the mentoring I sincerely appreciate it.
Posted by: incredulous at November 07, 2008 11:57 PM (zplc6)
168 Interesting. I'm watching "Red Dawn" on cable. What a coincidence.
Posted by: katya at November 08, 2008 12:16 AM (G3frc)
169 $150,000 legitimate campaign expense by the GOP: HUGE STORY!
$150,000,000 in illegal contributions to the Democrat candidate by foreigners influencing an American election: What story?
Posted by: lmg at November 08, 2008 12:16 AM (A/vgC)
170 I think Sarah told McCain not to defend her.
Posted by: Tom at November 08, 2008 12:22 AM (qddqX)
171 incredulous, my bad. Wasn't intentional dickness on my part.
Posted by: counter at November 08, 2008 12:25 AM (8/0ME)
172 Tom (@ 170): Linky to source? Or just grapevine hearsay?
Once again I default to "verifiable story or it didn't happen."
Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at November 08, 2008 12:27 AM (sI5Ho)
173 I think the last thing Gov Palin wants is John McCain to have her back.
I'd by lying if I said McCain choosing her didn't bother me a little though. We heckle the Dems for taking this historic opportunity to elect the first totally unqualified black president, but we offered up a VP that wasn't necessarily the most qualified. Her strongest point is her values I think, which shored up McCain's complete lack thereof...but aren't we just mirroring the liberal ID politics a little? Honestly? She's an awesome woman, but I'd have been a lot happier if she had her debut in another 10 years and with a little more experience under her belt. Alright...nuke away I guess...
Posted by: blankminde at November 08, 2008 12:31 AM (8HH1K)
174 there are no "fiscal" or "social" cons, there are conservatives and non-conservatives, i can't define exactly what a "conservative" is, but i know one when i see one, Sarah Palin is, John McCain is not. I refuse to let anyone else define "conservatism" for me, i will decide for myself who is and who is not a conservative.
Posted by: shoey at November 08, 2008 12:42 AM (RxUMK)
Damnit, wrong thread again - okay I'm too drunk, I'm out.
Can I borrow your car?
Posted by: lmg at November 08, 2008 12:44 AM (A/vgC)
176 Hot Air has the full 10 minute video of her talking with the press. It's much more informative than the story linked in this post.
Posted by: lmg at November 08, 2008 12:54 AM (A/vgC)
177 i'm not trying to pick a fight here, but i am sick to death of "expirenced" politicans, if they've been in Washington long enough to be "expirenced" they've been there long enough to be throughly corrupt, McCain views himself as a man of honor, a long time ago he showed that it was within him, maybe he went to the Hill thinking he could change it, but it changed him, over the years he lost who he was, he doesn't see it even now, he honestly believes he's done wonderful things for the country in his long political career, and he can't understand why the base doesn't like him, he's a man who has sold his soul to the devil of political expediency and he doesn't even know he made a deal...
Posted by: shoey at November 08, 2008 12:54 AM (RxUMK)
178 @ 177: shoey
You're certainly not wrong about the corrupting influence of Washington and the need to look outside the power circle of the beltway for conservative leadership. I worry that we'll do exactly what the Dems did this cycle and elect the first person that seems like they'll do regardless of their credentials. Private/Public sector experience is a valid way of obtaining this clout without sacrificing your ideals...really anything but government ass-clownery. For being the party against big government we sure do look to government for our leaders.
I guess I just worry that we're so infatuated with Gov Palin's ideals that we're willing to overlook some of her blunders. I think if we're honest about our candidates and we don't manage their image so damn much we'd be better off. We need real conservatives (like Palin) but if there is a better qualified person and they know how to articulate conservatism to the electorate then they should be our person.
Posted by: blankminde at November 08, 2008 01:05 AM (8HH1K)
he's a man who has sold his soul to the devil of political expediency and he doesn't even know he made a deal...
Posted by: shoey at November 08, 2008 12:54 AM (RxUMK)
Or maybe he's just what he's always been: An arrogant self-obsessed dick.
Oh, sorry McCain. Saying stuff like that probably makes me a racist somehow.
Posted by: krakatoa at November 08, 2008 01:07 AM (/FUhT)
180 She should have just told them "remember my girl Piper? Yeah, tell these sources that she's looking for them"
Posted by: navycopjoe at November 08, 2008 01:17 AM (xz/YV)
181 everyone makes blunders, everyone, but the press only dwells on conservative blunders,rank and file conservs are aware of but ignore the MSM, elites who call themselves conservs hang on the MSM's every word and get played by it every time, you tell me who's smarter
Posted by: shoey at November 08, 2008 01:30 AM (RxUMK)
182 I've been saying this for weeks now; who vetted McCain's staff???? I mean for real, they act like Democrats.
Posted by: Thomas at November 08, 2008 01:35 AM (uJSkz)
183 She can have an approval rating of 100% but because of these nonstop lies, she is being made into a punch line. I for one am going to take it out on the rnc and most of all on the black untouchable asshole.
Posted by: 48 Percenter at November 08, 2008 01:37 AM (XcrOy)
184 I for one am going to take it out on the rnc and most of all on the black untouchable asshole.
Like a Viking, I hope?
Posted by: krakatoa at November 08, 2008 01:52 AM (/FUhT)
185 and teh geyness starts, lol
Posted by: shoey at November 08, 2008 02:00 AM (RxUMK)
186 It appears I may have been wrong about the Romney campaign and Mitt Romney himself, so I
wanted to offer this for moronic consideration.
Via Hot Air, a quote from Marc Armbinder:
As one of the first reporters to sense these ill-winds,
I don’t see an organized conspiracy. The first people with whom I spoke had no connection to Romney’s campaign whatsoever — they were longtime
McCain advisers and aides… so…they didn’t much like Mitt Romney. When
Palin was first selected, of the five Romney aides/advisers I remember
contacting, three had positive impressions and two had mixed
Now, as the campaign progressed, there were people who can be fairly
described as being Romney advisers who began to criticize Palin and
pass along what their Republican friends were telling them. But so did
consultants, strategists and activists representing every potential 2012 candidate. And other Romney advisers continued to praise her.
Romney isn't my favourite candidate because of his past pro-life stance, which also conflicted with his religion, and his failure to connect with GOP voters and gain traction despite
spending his own fortune, but he's right on a lot of issues and he's a
true bona fide achiever, every bit as much as Sarah Palin. So it's
worth pointing out it appears he was not smearing her -- instead, he
was campaigning hard for the McCain-Palin ticket.
Posted by: Christoph at November 08, 2008 02:10 AM (hawOV)
187 one last thing before i go, we need to remember this next election; we got lefties, we got righties and we got fence squatters, the thing to remember about fence-squatters is that they are sitting up there waiting to see which way the wind is blowing and then they step down on that side, the fence-squatters go with the group that displays the most engery, engerize your base first and others will follow, that's what the left just did to us two elections running. if the leadership wants to get back in power they are going to have to get right with the base first, they aren't going to like that, the base is demanding a smaller more frugal government and RINO's love their big gov. but they love power even more, so in the end the conservatives will dominate the Party once again it's just a question of how long this current bunch will drag out the inevitable and how much damage will be done to the nation in the meantime
Posted by: shoey at November 08, 2008 02:18 AM (RxUMK)
This may sound crazy to all of you but if BO was smart he would ask her to be his Energy Secretary.
It just hit me. With all the old Clinton staff, I wonder if BO would have Bill Richardson come back as Energy Secretary. Because the President-elect will do everything he can to torpedo Sarah Palin, even if it means killing the pipeline.
He will try to run someone against her in Alaska when she's up for reelection. As for Energy Secretary, he'll find someone corrupt he owes favors to. That's Bill Richardson, I bet. Obama does owe so many favors, though.
Posted by: ginparti at November 08, 2008 02:22 AM (EJmQG)
189 Laura Ingraham is kicking butt!
Heard her today talking about what we really need to be doing the next few years. Very solid.
And much better than Sean Hannity's "Conservatism in Exile."TM Gimme a break!
Posted by: Kathy from Kansas at November 08, 2008 02:30 AM (Prdx7)
190 She kicked ass, that was great.
McCain is irrelevant at this point. Judging by how he ran his campaign he probably has no idea what went on anyway.
I think his scumbag staffers realized that this little leaking stunt has made ALL of the unemployable and untouchablewithin the GOP. Oops! Now they are trying to saves their sorry, incompetent asses. They'd better smoke out the asshole leakers, then, cause they are all tainted until that happens.
Carl Cameron is another worthless asshole. He is a gossip-loving bottom feeder who always looks like he's smelling shit (and he is shit, so I guess that makes sense). He's the one who caused Bush to lost the popular vote in 2000 when he reported the Dem-palnted Bush DUI story. I won't watch FOX News until he's out of there and I am emailing them every day to tell them so.
I will watch the Palin interview on Greta on Monday, she's been decent to Palin all along, because she knows what sexist garbage crap she has had to put up with. O'Reilly wants a Palin interview: well, he should have thought of that before he had his bitchy little hen party with Carl Cameron. Palin is ten times as tough as those nances.
Posted by: Liberace at November 08, 2008 02:31 AM (sKPmg)
191 #166: Ad Rem, thanks. I do a political post there once or twice a week, too. They don't get much publicity, but there is a group of politicians here with strong small government, pro-growth beliefs. Koizumi eliminated an entire Cabinet ministry, and his successors have continued that on a smaller scale.
Posted by: Ampontan at November 08, 2008 03:39 AM (Xu6gP)
I'm boycotting FOXNews right now, too. I'll peek in on Greta because she has been very fair to Palin, more decent than anyone, but O'Reilly is on my shitlist. Obviously it has no impact, but if enough people act independently to express their displeasure, journalism will have to change. I'll find other sources for news and spend more time with the assembled morons. I find their company more insightful anyway. 'Course, they're still morons, so it's like trading a bucket of shit for a bucket of stale, rancid Valu-Rite. Still, I can live with stale, rancid Valu-Rite.
I guess what would be a fun exercise would be to see a large chunk of FOXNews audience, the pro-Palin (or at least fair-to-Palin) wing, commit to skipping all Monday programming on FOXNews except for Greta's show to create a noticeable spike in viewing numbers. Think the network might get a message from that?
Is that vindictive? Yes. Petty? Possibly. Pointless? Not so much.
Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at November 08, 2008 04:29 AM (sI5Ho)
She wasn't picked for her "values" and "ideals." She was picked for her *actions,* as governor. What she's actually accomplished (and risked)-- in line with her (political) values ideals. Actual changes she made, in the real world. For single-handedly standing up to, and demolishing, the corrupt (GOP) power structure that was in place in her state. Earning the esteem of the vast majority of her constituents, transcending party. She's not "experienced" in just voting "present." McCain saw the "maverick" in her-- a maverick who is an actual conservative, in all the important ways.
That she's a kick-ass charismatic moose-hunting woman who really connects with people, was is a bonus.
Posted by: lael at November 08, 2008 06:28 AM (ulEmZ)
194 And I'd hold off on writing her off for "her" blunders when everything she said/ did was determined, hampered, compromised by a campaign which (as we now know) was largely comprised of fuck-ups.
By the way, the fact that the campaign's foreign policy expert/ advisor/ coach is the one who allied with her was fired for it, is an item of interest. When that's the terrain, according to the leakers, where she's supposedly hopeless.
Look, of course, she still has a hell of a lot to prove. I don't know if she'll ever have what it takes to run for president. She'll have to demonstrate she has those chops, speaking acting for herself-- and if she doesn't, that will become apparent. But the fact that so many people with obvious agendas are still doing their damnedest-- *after* the election, when she's safely back in Alaska (can't hurt McCain any more... or Obama)-- to pre-emptively torpedo her political future (in the most cowardly fashion imaginable), says a lot to me. She's inspired fear in a lot of the right people.
Posted by: lael at November 08, 2008 07:22 AM (ulEmZ)
195 You Betcha mutha fuckers.
I can't be the only one who'd like to see Sarah in like, a kick-ass-and-take-names action movie. But she'd have to cuss like a sailor and I don't know if she'd be able to do that--it might be beneath her. Todd could be her sidekick. Maybe.
I know: put Ahnold in there, too. And Jon Voight, sure why not? Republicans vs. the MSM: No Mercy. Sarah mops the floor with Olbermann in the opening scene, and bangs his head against that of one Chris Matthews as he tries to help his douchebag friend.
As she walks away, she says into the camera:
*roll opening credits*
p.s. it takes place in 2011, after she's been under the radar for awhile. The sneaky MSM think they've eliminated her. Guess again.
Posted by: Nicole at November 08, 2008 07:36 AM (3txVD)
196 Unlike most of the present scum that inhabits the lower 48 (and I include my state, Florida, and my county, Miami Dade)Sarah Heath Palin is a woman of class, decency and valor.I have held water for Mac for 9 years now, and now he lets Schmidt and Wallace go wild on a woman he picked?????A woman that brought larger crowdsthan heand had the courage to take on the Messiah over Ayers, Wright, etc?????McCain is like an old Goldwater, he has gone senile.....
Posted by: Carlos Echevarria at November 08, 2008 09:02 AM (CsNoJ)
197 Palin will be a force in 2012. She needs to hire someone like Newt to be her campaign manager.
Posted by: ousoonerfan15 at November 08, 2008 09:25 AM (yAq/A)
198 Fellow morons, instead of yapping at each other about how McCain needs to come out swinging on Palin's behalf, how about telling Mike Duncan, chairman of the RNC? Here's hisemail:email@example.com
Personally I plan to let him know that as a max donor--both to the campaign and to the RNC itself, there will be no future donations of any amount unless McCain himself makes a strong statement in Palin's defense. That she has to defend herself at this point is ludicrous.
The RNC needs to sniff out the "anonymous source" bullshitters and I want their heads on a platter, yesterday.
Posted by: Average Jen at November 08, 2008 10:15 AM (OINAg)
199 I love her. Chicks 'n guns. There's just something about that combination. It's like macaroni and cheese. Peas and rice. Bread and butter. Wonderful.
Apologies for calling women 'chicks'. The good news is that you'll get over it.
Posted by: Kevin at November 08, 2008 10:21 AM (KO6dP)
200 So here'swhat I wrote to Mr. Duncan (firstname.lastname@example.org):
Dear Mr. Duncan,
A disappointing election, no question about it.
But what I and my husband (max donors to McCain/Palin Victory fund, max donors to the Elizabeth Dole reelection committee) are most disturbed about is the post-election treatment of Sarah Palin.
If the Republican National Committee does not sniff out and deal with former McCain staffers who are now trying to smear Governor Palin, you will see no future donations from my husband and I, and I will encourage all my Republican friends to do the same, and shout it from the mountaintops on every conservative blog that no one should donate a dime to an RNC who doesn't have the time or inclinationto circle the wagons around the woman who has been the brightest spot of light in this election.
McCain's silence at these allegations has been deafening. Tell him to step up and defend the woman who, in this Republican voter's mind, is the only reason why he did not lose in a landslide.
Posted by: Average Jen at November 08, 2008 10:30 AM (OINAg)
201 And here's the automatic answer I just got back:
Thank you for contacting the Republican National Committee. We certainlyappreciated your email, and will include your thoughts in our report tothe Chairman. Please do not hesitate to contact us in the future withany of your thoughts, opinions or observations.Office of Constituent ServicesRepublican National Committee
Posted by: Average Jen at November 08, 2008 10:41 AM (OINAg)
202 "Apologies for calling women 'chicks'."
It doesn't bother this chick.
Posted by: Andrea Harris at November 08, 2008 12:35 PM (f1HsU)
203 193/194: lael
I think it will be interesting to see if in the future we can get a look at Gov Palin without the constraints of being in someone else's campaign. It wouldn't surprise me at all if she handles media confrontation better when she's in her bailiwick.
I guess the core of my comment is this: Despite Gov Palin's accomplishments, did McCain choose her because she was a woman, or because of her qualifications? If you say qualifications you should consider some of the other people that were more qualified.
To answer my own question, I think it was a combination. Her appeal as a female VP, coupled with her reformative record and strong conservative values is why they wanted her. She's not untouchable though, and we're committing political suicide if we send her back out there in 2012 without looking at how 2008 went and asking some questions. I get this sense of dread when I hear people cheerleading for Gov Palin the same way the left was cheerleading for Obama...like we're losing our credibility as observers because we're caught up in the prestige. (Don't get the idea I'm actually trying to compare them - she was clearly a better candidate for pres than he was.)
Posted by: blankminde at November 08, 2008 01:13 PM (35ZZf)
204 and what is it with these dudes and the "bathrobe" nonsense
are they intimidated by attractive women in a towel or something?
what a bunch of clowns these people are
Posted by: Joey at November 08, 2008 01:13 PM (6jhvV)
205 The national security expert assigned to her just debunked the rumors of "Africa" and "NAFTA"
Posted by: Joey at November 08, 2008 02:31 PM (6jhvV)
" ... did McCain choose her because she was a woman, or because of her qualifications?" I'm sure her sex had a lot to do with it. And why not? It's balancing the ticket, 21st-century style.
It's occurred to me that the smartest thing Palin could do, with regard to her future career, would be to switch parties. The establishment GOP clearly hates her guts, and the Alaska GOP has been undercutting her at every turn, while the Alaska Democrats seem, to this observer at least, to have been rational and even helpful at times. It would serve the GOP right, and I would get great amusement from seeing all those MSM detractors start singing her praises. She'd never do such a thing, of course - if she were a deserter, she wouldn't be Sarah - but it's amusing to contemplate.
Posted by: Brown Line at November 08, 2008 03:49 PM (OMiLl)
207 I disagree, skid mark. er, Brown Line. Sorry, I've been drinking.
Anyway, the old school republicans have destroyed our movement (hehe, I just said 'movement') and must go. The time is right to make that happen. Sarah Palin is an ideal candidate to make that happen. Don't switch parties, change this one. God knows it sucks the way it is.
Posted by: Kevin at November 08, 2008 07:15 PM (KO6dP)
208 "The Alaska voters have spoken and me not being a dictator, won't be telling anyone what to do."
This after her first veto of a bill as Governor... remember that? Not based on her likes/dislikes but based on it being unconstitutional (based on the State Constitution).
So, the will of the voters, and the wording of the Constitution overrules her personal whims?
Are you sure she's a politician? This doesn't sound like the sort of thing I hear form politicians. I'm hard pressed to find examples of politicians acting in this manner anywhere else...
That must be why she's unpopular in certain circles. She has respect for both the will of the voters and the State and Federal Constitutions... yeah, that's going to be unpopular for some people.
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