SARAH PALIN RESIGNING JULY 25th
Breaking: Sarah Palin Will Not Seek Re-Election as Governor

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Her big statement, tipped by GOP sources.


[DrewM]...She's resigning at the end of the month. Wow.

[Ace] And that is that.

It's over. You can't resign from a governorship and then run for higher office. Barring some strong reason, like needing treatment for cancer.

Correction: I [ace] added the headline that she was turning over power to her lieutenant governor, right now. Either I didn't understand the snippet I heard or FoxNews had it wrong initially.

It seems wrong. She's turning over power in three weeks.

Posted by: Ace at 03:36 PM



Comments

1
I think she's leaving politics.


Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 02:13 PM (UU3J6)

2 Senate or President? Which will it be?

Posted by: Bosk at July 03, 2009 02:13 PM (pUO5u)

3 Governors -- Mrs. Palin is above that ilk anyway.

Posted by: FireHorse at July 03, 2009 02:14 PM (jMk+v)

4 She won't run for Senate. It's either 2012 or out all together. If she were out all together then she probably would have said so now.

Posted by: Robert_Paulson at July 03, 2009 02:14 PM (Rmb4y)

5 " Hi, folks! Sarah Palin here for Oxi-clean!"

Posted by: eman at July 03, 2009 02:14 PM (fpywm)

6
Hopefully she won't be vague about her political future. That way we can move on and look to other potential GOP candidates in the field.

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 02:15 PM (UU3J6)

7 You'll be seeing a lot more of her if she's a full go for 2012.

Posted by: Robert_Paulson at July 03, 2009 02:15 PM (Rmb4y)

8 She couldn't stand the criticism she was getting from lgm, poon, and palin steele and all the whack jobs so she quits.

Posted by: torabora at July 03, 2009 02:15 PM (Sou2P)

9 I think she's gotten a taste of national politics, and decided she wants no part of it.

Posted by: Ombudsman at July 03, 2009 02:15 PM (fWF4Q)

10 It'll be President, Bosk. Being a Governor preps you for that job in a way that being a Senator never could.

Posted by: Bill H at July 03, 2009 02:16 PM (q8CmE)

11 I hope she runs for prez. After the clusterfuck known as Obama how bad could she be? At least we know she won't tax and spend our asses into the next millenia.

Posted by: EC at July 03, 2009 02:16 PM (iWj1i)

12
oh, and...

in b4 the Romney bashing!

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 02:17 PM (UU3J6)

13 I'll be in my bunk.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 02:18 PM (FObNb)

14
She's got young kids at home, she wants out, O-U-T, out of politics.

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 02:18 PM (UU3J6)

15 O/T: The guys at Zero Hedge are asking everyone to send this article around to their friends and family.

Posted by: Joe at July 03, 2009 02:18 PM (zplc6)

16
oh, and Fuck You Very Much to John McCain for ruining Sarah Palin's political future

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 02:19 PM (UU3J6)

17 She's clearing the decks. Bring it, Sarah! Somewhereat aDC burger joint photo-op, Obama just choked on a french fry.

Posted by: sherlock at July 03, 2009 02:19 PM (L4jPh)

18 Yeah, I'm sure it's an all or nothing thing. This is going to get very, very interesting.

Posted by: Bosk at July 03, 2009 02:20 PM (pUO5u)

19 I don't know if she wants to run for president. She may just want to take a break, be with her family, send out her book and do speaking engagements for the time being.

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 02:21 PM (zplc6)

20 I think she is out from politics, too. The stress on her family has to be overwhelming. I can only imagine how this is affecting her children.

She's ambitious, but I don't think she is that ambitious.

Posted by: Tinkerbella at July 03, 2009 02:21 PM (pLs/O)

21 I'm horrified to think Sarah Palin might be leaving politics. If she does I won't blame her but it wouldn't be good for the rest of us.

Posted by: Cthulhu at July 03, 2009 02:21 PM (R+e4j)

22 I'll say this...tactically, I would preferred that she run for reelection and retain the title of Governor going into a national election. Knowing the MSM, they will be still calling her the former mayor of Wasilla deep into the 2012 campaign. However, I think she was realizing that it just wasn't going to be possible to both run for reelection and mount a presidential campaign particularly while you have jackasses running their mouths on television day after day running you down.

To beat Obama, you'll have to raise $1 billion (primary and general combined).

To beat Obama, you'll have to inspire the largest grassroots following any Republican has had this side of Ronald Reagan.

It won't be easy and to succeed you'll have to start now.

Posted by: Robert_Paulson at July 03, 2009 02:21 PM (Rmb4y)

23 oh, and Fuck You Very Much to John McCain for ruining Sarah Palin's political future

As time goes by it becomes even more obvious how bad a candidate McCain was. John, we respect your service to your country, your 5.5 years in the Hanoi Hilton, and your public service. Now please go away.

Posted by: Ombudsman at July 03, 2009 02:22 PM (fWF4Q)

24 If she announces only that she is not seeking re-election she can watch the response and learn much about her enemies and her friends.

Posted by: eman at July 03, 2009 02:23 PM (fpywm)

25 I REALLY hope no one believes that I was born in Kenya.

Posted by: Barry Sotero at July 03, 2009 02:23 PM (Sou2P)

26 Run Sarah Run!

Posted by: Naan at July 03, 2009 02:23 PM (YR3gL)

27 WTF? WHY?

Posted by: Ombudsman at July 03, 2009 02:24 PM (fWF4Q)

28 Allah has a post on Twitter saying Palin will be resigning in weeks.

Whaaaaaat?

Posted by: Tinkerbella at July 03, 2009 02:24 PM (pLs/O)

29 Holy cow.

Posted by: eman at July 03, 2009 02:24 PM (fpywm)

30 If even Palin is throwing in the towel, can we finally admit the Barry's the Antichrist and make plans accordingly?

Posted by: Methos at July 03, 2009 02:25 PM (LxYp2)

31 As time goes by it becomes even more obvious how bad a candidate McCain was.

It was pretty fucking obvious to me by the time the debates were over.

Posted by: Captain Hate at July 03, 2009 02:26 PM (U1nHn)

32 ROMNEY, PLEASE. HE IS, PRETTY MUCH OUR ONLY HOPE (FLAWS AND ALL...)

Posted by: flooflyparisparamus at July 03, 2009 02:26 PM (T4xKI)

33
I wouldn't be at all surprised if she resigns.

It's wayyyyy too earlier to announce reelection plans. Something's up.

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 02:26 PM (UU3J6)

34 Is she having an affair too? Did she meet her soulmate as well? Is this going to be another Republican nightmare scandal?

Posted by: Tinkerbella at July 03, 2009 02:26 PM (pLs/O)

35 Jeez. The only thing worse would be to find out she had an affair with Sanford.

Posted by: Scott J. at July 03, 2009 02:26 PM (/bVuS)

36 Well, one benefit, allahpundit's just dried up.........

All the best to her and her family

Posted by: sears poncho at July 03, 2009 02:26 PM (uj/0b)

37 if she resigns from politics ,im resigning from the weak ass,back stabbing republican party.

Posted by: james at July 03, 2009 02:27 PM (3/GXy)

38 Resigning to form a shadow government?

Posted by: Sharkman at July 03, 2009 02:27 PM (OcxlV)

39 MSNBC (FWIW) speculates some kind of scandal. Keefum must be orgasmic

Posted by: Ombudsman at July 03, 2009 02:27 PM (fWF4Q)

40
Is Alaska that far away we can't live video of her announcement?

Or was the announcement a press release?

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 02:27 PM (UU3J6)

41 If Palin resigns, someone should bitch-slap every member of the McCain campaign for costing us a great candidate. Fuckers.

Posted by: sherlock at July 03, 2009 02:27 PM (L4jPh)

42 I think we all know who this benefits.

Posted by: Hugh Hewitt at July 03, 2009 02:27 PM (pffBj)

43 Shit. Would the last person in the Republican party please turn out the lights?

Posted by: Ombudsman at July 03, 2009 02:28 PM (fWF4Q)

44 Where's the video, the statement?

Posted by: eman at July 03, 2009 02:28 PM (fpywm)

45

Now would be a good time to dump Michael Steele and ask Palin if she'd like the job.

Jus' sayin'

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 02:28 PM (AoS9J)

46 After what has been done to her family, resigning is perfectly reasonable. The level of political discourse in this country has gotten to the point that only "marriages of convenience" (I'm looking at you, DressMesser and SecState, and you too, Wookie and jugears) can survive. The bastards drove her to political suicide, and she'll be happier dead. She's gone Galt.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 02:29 PM (FObNb)

47
Is it possible there's another pregnancy?

Perhaps Todd had an affair? A gay affair?


Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 02:29 PM (UU3J6)

48 Thank you Goldberg and thank you Krauthammer and most of all thank you Charles Johnson for showing us all the light.
We just need more moderate moderates in the Republican party. We need to look like the rest of America so ACORN and community organizers will like us.

Posted by: Jim From San Diego at July 03, 2009 02:29 PM (H7Rlw)

49 I hate Todd Palin for being straight.

Posted by: poon at July 03, 2009 02:29 PM (i31Zq)

50 Interesting timing.

Posted by: eman at July 03, 2009 02:29 PM (fpywm)

51 Heh, looks like 2012 is all tied up. Now, for 2016...

Posted by: President 666 at July 03, 2009 02:30 PM (LxYp2)

52 You know who this benefits?

Posted by: Hugh Hewitt at July 03, 2009 02:31 PM (iTt2X)

53 Her magical uterus, Todd's goatee and John Bolton's mustache are forming a crime-fighting team. Together (with the occasional help of DC'sC), they will tour the globe battling evil.

Posted by: mr.frakypants at July 03, 2009 02:31 PM (pffBj)

54 Nothing on Fox website.

Posted by: eman at July 03, 2009 02:31 PM (fpywm)

55 Now would be a good time to dump Michael Steele and ask Palin if she'd like the job.

I agree!!! At least she's a fighter!

Posted by: CB at July 03, 2009 02:32 PM (9Wv2j)

56
Managing a state during an economic downturn is hard work.

Tell me about it!

Posted by: Jennifer Granholm at July 03, 2009 02:32 PM (UU3J6)

57 Managing a state during an economic downturn is hard work.

Posted by: poon at July 03, 2009 02:29 PM (i31Zq)

Managing to be a douchebag, though, is obviously well withhin your capabilities. Fuck off, with emphasis, you little fucknozzle.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 02:32 PM (FObNb)

58 Since we're on a roll with political news, there's this to consider:

http://tiny.cc/DZGTp

The first rat to jump ship?

Posted by: CPT. Charles at July 03, 2009 02:32 PM (lYKj1)

59 Weak.

Disappointing day for America.

The MSM and Obama win again.

Posted by: Anti-Harkonnen Freedom Fighter at July 03, 2009 02:32 PM (5r0Tz)

60 52 You know who this benefits?
Posted by: Hugh Hewitt at July 03, 2009 02:31 PM (iTt2X)
Romney? Charles Johnson? The Democratic Party? North Korea?

Posted by: Jim From San Diego at July 03, 2009 02:32 PM (H7Rlw)

61 Only one flaming skull? this deserves at least three.

Posted by: flooflyparisparamus at July 03, 2009 02:32 PM (T4xKI)

62 52: Late to the party, sucker. cf. 42 above.

Posted by: mr.frakypants at July 03, 2009 02:32 PM (pffBj)

63 Ummm is there a link to anything confirming this? And if it's true that's she's resigning, then my first thought is breast or ovarian cancer. Second thought is scandal of some kind.

Posted by: alexthechick at July 03, 2009 02:33 PM (3LxE8)

64 She knows she can't have another of Bristol's babies without scrutiny, now.

Posted by: Andy at July 03, 2009 02:33 PM (FObNb)

65 This will tighten your jaws even more - what a fucked up day!

Posted by: sherlock at July 03, 2009 02:34 PM (L4jPh)

66 Rats! Skip that...just go to the American Thinker:

Is Powell jumping ship?

Rats tend to those sort of things...

Posted by: CPT. Charles at July 03, 2009 02:34 PM (lYKj1)

67 Ummm is there a link to anything confirming this?
And if it's true that's she's resigning, then my first thought is
breast or ovarian cancer. Second thought is scandal of some kind.

Posted by: alexthechick at July 03, 2009 02:33 PM (3LxE
Third thought is that Michael Jackson's doctor injected her with ICU strength FuckitallTM.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 02:35 PM (FObNb)

68 Third thought is that Michael Jackson's doctor injected her with ICU strength FuckitallTM.
Dude I want me some of that.


Posted by: alexthechick at July 03, 2009 02:36 PM (3LxE8)

69 And if it's true that's she's resigning, then my
first thought is breast or ovarian cancer. Second thought is scandal
of some kind.

Posted by: alexthechick at July 03, 2009 02:33 PM (3LxE
My first thoughts, too. I do so hope to be wrong, though.

Posted by: CB at July 03, 2009 02:36 PM (9Wv2j)

70

I think she's just tired of all the incessant attacks on her and her family, half coming from our side of the aisle. I think she'd just like to have some downtime to be a regular mom and wife for awhile and give her kids a normal as possible upbringing away from the clawing talons of the media.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 02:36 PM (AoS9J)

71 Oh god...I need a drink.

Posted by: Bosk at July 03, 2009 02:37 PM (pUO5u)

72 And fuck Romney, he's just another liberal spender who says what he thinks the base wants to hear. If the Republican nominee is just another ivy league sack of shit, I'm not voting. This country can burn until the surplus population is gone.

Posted by: Methos at July 03, 2009 02:37 PM (LxYp2)

73 I think she is about halfway through her term as Govenor.
This is weird. I'm not buying the "she wants to get out of politics line".
I'm a bit uneasy about this.

Posted by: KLL at July 03, 2009 02:38 PM (/5Axw)

74 MSNBC is saying resigning now ruins her forever.

they seem to have a point.

cant finish your first term, you suck. period.

"faith and family are more important" than alaska?

huh?

this defies all logic.

Posted by: Anti-Harkonnen Freedom Fighter at July 03, 2009 02:39 PM (5r0Tz)

75

Palin resigning,Powell jumping ship.


I question the timing.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 02:39 PM (AoS9J)

76 So the nominee will be Romney. I guess I can work with that.

Posted by: JohnJ at July 03, 2009 02:40 PM (giXIt)

77 I'm going to celebrate this July 4th by deepthroating 6 Roman Candles in succession.

Posted by: poon at July 03, 2009 02:40 PM (i31Zq)

78 Don't blame her at all....


...I have never seen anyone become the brunt of so much undeserved hatred.

Posted by: g at July 03, 2009 02:40 PM (FAYNo)

79 Ace..where are you gettin your info?

Posted by: beedubya at July 03, 2009 02:40 PM (AnTyA)

80 Finally. Sammiches.

Posted by: Todd Palin at July 03, 2009 02:40 PM (FObNb)

81 Could be true. If I had a job like that, and my family came to me and said "this is destroying us," I'd give it up in a second.

Posted by: mr.frakypants at July 03, 2009 02:41 PM (pffBj)

82 FUCK ROMNEY!

Posted by: Jim From San Diego at July 03, 2009 02:41 PM (H7Rlw)

83

this defies all logic.

Sad but true. Must be a scandal of some sort getting ready to break or blackmail.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 02:41 PM (AoS9J)

84 As to why she's leaving, well there was the matter of the 'bogus lawsuit of the week' matter, which was bankrupting her.

That would get old after several months; what's her legal bills up to now...the high six figures, I believe.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at July 03, 2009 02:41 PM (lYKj1)

85 The fuck?

Posted by: mesablue at July 03, 2009 02:41 PM (U5a3G)

86 Breaking news: Sarah Palin is bigger than Michael Fucking Jackson.

WTFF is going on? Either this is very bad or very good. I hate that I don't know which.

Posted by: Dave J. at July 03, 2009 02:41 PM (jNE9Q)

87 Who needs the aggro of politics when you just won the lottery?

Okay that's actually a good point. However, she ran, she won, that's a commitment that shouldn't be broken absent utter fucktardery (I'm talking to you Sanford), major money scandal or major medical issue in the family.

Posted by: alexthechick at July 03, 2009 02:41 PM (3LxE8)

88
she doesn't want to be known as the alaskan girl anymore- needs to shake that image asap- become more national and worldly.
Palin 2012!

Posted by: politicalmuse at July 03, 2009 02:41 PM (kLKnf)

89 82
FUCK ROMNEY!

Posted by: Jim From San Diego at July 03, 2009 02:41 PM (H7Rlw)
+ 1,000,000

Posted by: CB at July 03, 2009 02:41 PM (9Wv2j)

90 I hope and pray that none of the following are true but that sanest possiblities:

she's sick, or her one of her kids is; or one of her parents?

Posted by: flooflyparisparamus at July 03, 2009 02:42 PM (T4xKI)

91 "...I have never seen anyone become the brunt of so much undeserved hatred"

True, and it makes my blood boil. I feel extremely let down and nervous about this news, though. I hope she's just moving on to something better, or opting to duck out of politics for a while, and not something really awful.

Posted by: AngelEm at July 03, 2009 02:42 PM (+OJTS)

92 Perhaps she wanted her life back ... she had millionaires and billionaires still trying to destroy her, taking her to court over and over.

She is a good person, and was not raised to take a constant beating from such a wide variety of "enemies".

I didn't see her as the most viable candidate, since she was rather "damaged". Sure she was smarter and more experienced and honest than Barry, but she didn't have the MSM and various evil forces on her side.

I see no way she could resign AND still run for president.

Posted by: bill at July 03, 2009 02:42 PM (XzFO1)

93 ...I have never seen anyone become the brunt of so much undeserved hatred.

Damn right.

Posted by: AmishDude at July 03, 2009 02:42 PM (FWbHu)

94 As a gov she is just a sitting Duck for every
ethics complaint that the opp throws her way. That
cannot possibly help her get to the next level
if she chooses. It ties her hands to stay on and
deplete her war chest fighting all the crap.

Posted by: lions at July 03, 2009 02:42 PM (0eI+X)

95 Nothing on her Twitter. Something is definitely wrong.

Posted by: Twinks at July 03, 2009 02:42 PM (qWwYT)

96 I would do it for my family, too.

Posted by: eman at July 03, 2009 02:42 PM (fpywm)

97 She think she can be more effective outside the governor's office.

She did not take questions.

Posted by: ProudinNC at July 03, 2009 02:42 PM (Edv29)

98 The astonishing news from KTUU, Anchorage's NBC affilliate:
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Gov. Sarah Palin will resign her
office in a few weeks, she said during a news conference at her Wasilla
home Friday morning.



Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell will be inaugurated at the Governor's Picnic at
Pionner Park in Fairbanks on Saturday, July 25, Palin said.

Posted by: Anti-Harkonnen Freedom Fighter at July 03, 2009 02:43 PM (5r0Tz)

99 And this is one of the reasons that you rarely see excellent candidates on the Republican side. The ones who are truly great and hold to their values get out. The only way you can survive in politics long enough to get that high is if you care more about your own advancement in the end than your family, or anything else really. Our system of selecting politicians sucks ass.

Posted by: mr.frakypants at July 03, 2009 02:43 PM (pffBj)

100 She's been through more crap in the past year than most politicians face in a lifetime. I don't blame her for wanting out.

And I think it's good for the GOP -- we need fresh faces in 2012, not someone who has already been trashed so much for so long. It sucks and is unfair but that's the way it is.

Posted by: brak at July 03, 2009 02:44 PM (/hUC/)

101 NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Amy at July 03, 2009 02:44 PM (eGNTq)

102



Muuuuuuuhahahahahahahahah !!!!


Our work is done here.

Posted by: palin steele and poon, The Axelbot twins at July 03, 2009 02:44 PM (AoS9J)

103
All I can think is:

Sarah Palin: Victim of Awful Advisers

Unless she or someone in her family is ill, this is an awful decision.

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 02:44 PM (UU3J6)

104 Todd to FNC: Sarah to concentrate on doing things for Alaska and the country she can't do as governor.

WTF does that mean?

Posted by: Dave J. at July 03, 2009 02:44 PM (jNE9Q)

105 Hell, I don't blame her.

Posted by: HiHo at July 03, 2009 02:44 PM (5V/kc)

106 " just another ivy league sack of shit,"

Fuck. I have no idea why I typed that, I don't know where he went to school. I meant approved by the media and the establishment party. I'm just too pissed for words. I'll be wearing black tomorrow.

Posted by: Methos at July 03, 2009 02:44 PM (LxYp2)

107 Just fucking fuck.

Posted by: Oedipus at July 03, 2009 02:45 PM (KIzJt)

108 Well, so those flaming lib fucks won after all.

How sad.



Posted by: The Commissar of Love at July 03, 2009 02:45 PM (ao5cQ)

109 fuck Romney, he's just another liberal spender who says what he thinks the base wants to hear.

Hey, that's an improvement on the majorityof Republicans who take great delight in telling their own party that they agree with the Democrats on many things.

Posted by: flenser at July 03, 2009 02:45 PM (gTVQs)

110 Methos, yeah -- I'm any Ivy League Sack of Shit (tm), but I do okay.

Posted by: mr.frakypants at July 03, 2009 02:46 PM (pffBj)

111 If she's doing it for her family, God bless her. But if it's due to some scandal, I will be devestated.

Posted by: The Oort Cloud at July 03, 2009 02:46 PM (MqJKF)

112 MSNBC has her on now!!

Posted by: beedubya at July 03, 2009 02:46 PM (AnTyA)

113 I thought she was going to run for Senate, but in 2011; is the R Senator from Alaska about to resign? OK, that doesn't justify the resignation either.

Posted by: flooflyparisparamus at July 03, 2009 02:46 PM (T4xKI)

114 Sarah to concentrate on doing things for Alaska and the country she can't do as governor
OK that's idiotic.
If she wants a political future she can't resign mid-term and flutter off to some other political ambition.

Posted by: Entropy at July 03, 2009 02:47 PM (cok/k)

115 Sadly CNN is first up with video.

Sarah uses a basketball analogy of a good point guard knowing when to pass off the ball.

Deep.

Posted by: ProudinNC at July 03, 2009 02:47 PM (Edv29)

116 Perhaps she's looking toward launching an insurrection against the US government. We frequently talk about our nation's democracy having become irretrievably gone, that we're not going to survive intact with 4 years of Obama. As a military man, I'm in.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at July 03, 2009 02:47 PM (n2eCn)

117 "Fuck. I have no idea why I typed that, I don't know where he [Romney] went to school."

Brigham Young undergrad, Hahvahd (of course) JD/MBA.

Posted by: Dave J. at July 03, 2009 02:47 PM (jNE9Q)

118 It does seem the media won though. Trashed a potentially great candidate, succeeded in making the public thin she was an idiot, and ragged on her until the point she got out. I was tired of the Palin-mania supporters, but I still liked her and it's a shame. Guess that's why no one god is in politics -- who wants to go through all this?

Posted by: brak at July 03, 2009 02:47 PM (/hUC/)

119 After what has been done to her family, resigning is perfectly reasonable.

So this is surrender then? And just how is this not going to embolden the Left?

Bad decision imo; finish the term, then get out. If she quits now, the Left will NOT let the voters forget it.

Posted by: KG at July 03, 2009 02:47 PM (EHImH)

120 I hope there isn't some ugly marital scandal somewhere in there.

Posted by: JDW at July 03, 2009 02:47 PM (uw+0A)

121 My mom will only let me play with sparklers and those crummy black snake things. She says I can't let off firecrackers until I'm at least 30.

Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 02:47 PM (VDj74)

122 ConservativesforPalin and SarahPAC don't have anything up about this, as if they were taken by surprise. Is that something?

Posted by: Xander Crews at July 03, 2009 02:48 PM (Aac1T)

123 Perhaps she's looking toward launching an insurrection against the US government.

Get a grip.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at July 03, 2009 02:48 PM (SHKl9)

124 Resigning? I don't get it. I really don't think its scandal (knock on wood). I guess she's just fed-up. Or there's a family-related thing going on.


Yeah, this is a goddamn shame

Posted by: Robert_Paulson at July 03, 2009 02:48 PM (Rmb4y)

125
Yeah, fuck Mitt.

And now that Palin is out, let's put back all our hope in...

Fred Thompson!

...and this is why we lose at the polls.

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 02:48 PM (UU3J6)

126 "Todd to FNC: Sarah to concentrate on doing things for Alaska and the country she can't do as governor."

Now I'm REALLY starting to wonder... Sounds to me like she's positioning for something. What other explanation could there be for these words in particular?

Posted by: Twinks at July 03, 2009 02:48 PM (qWwYT)

127 this whole thing stinks.

no amount of apologism can account for quitting instead of riding out the first term until the end of next year.

this whole thing stinks, especially coming on the heels of vanity fair, krautie, johah and even ace below.

what the fuck is going on?

Posted by: Anti-Harkonnen Freedom Fighter at July 03, 2009 02:48 PM (5r0Tz)

128 It was Firetstarter that said "Hell Yeah"!!!

Posted by: beedubya at July 03, 2009 02:48 PM (AnTyA)

129 Romney is McCain with better hair.
Why not just go all the way and just nominate Jimmy Carter?

Posted by: Jim From San Diego at July 03, 2009 02:48 PM (H7Rlw)

130 Todd to FNC: Sarah to concentrate on doing things for Alaska and the country she can't do as governor.WTF does that mean?



I think what it means is, she's free to do what she want's nationally and to speak out and promote conservatism and other great candidates, without having a lawsuit filed against her everytime she accepts a gift from someone.

At least I hope thats what it means.

Posted by: palin steele and poon, The Axelbot twins at July 03, 2009 02:49 PM (AoS9J)

131 Wow, this makes me very sad. It makes me sad that she isn't clear about why she feels the need to resign right at this moment and so now there will be even more speculation. It makes me sad because I fear that within days something big will land about her and a person that I believed in and who seemed to be living her values will be shown to be fake too.
I'm kind of surprised how sad this makes me feel. And while I want to think she could recover and run for office, I agree with others who are saying she is done, I don't see how she can pull it off.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at July 03, 2009 02:49 PM (AJ4xq)

132 104 Todd to FNC: Sarah to concentrate on doing things for Alaska and the country she can't do as governor.WTF does that mean?
3rd party leadership? Just speculating.

Posted by: Scott J. at July 03, 2009 02:49 PM (/bVuS)

133 Well, this is just as good a time as any. palin steele? GFY.

Posted by: Harry Callahan at July 03, 2009 02:49 PM (1m2FZ)

134 She's running!!! Oh fuck yeah!!

Posted by: beedubya at July 03, 2009 02:50 PM (AnTyA)

135 She brings up the slams against Trig as being a reason her kids wanted her to do something. "It's been in the works for awhile." Said that her trips to visit the troops was a factor.

Nice finish. "Don't explain - your friends don't need it, and your enemies won't believe it anyway."

Posted by: ProudinNC at July 03, 2009 02:50 PM (Edv29)

136 "It
is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how
the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could
have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually
in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood,
who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and
again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming,
but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who
spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows,
in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the
worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly,
so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls
who knew neither victory nor defeat."Theodore Roosevelt


"Citizenship
in a Republic,"

Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910

Posted by: Stephanie at July 03, 2009 02:50 PM (phhJG)

137 no amount of apologism can account for quitting instead of riding out the first term until the end of next year. this whole thing stinks, especially coming on the heels of vanity fair, krautie, johah and even ace below. what the fuck is going on?
She's moving to Japan where she can boink the most preposterously skinny and sexually perverted chicks you can everimagine, leaving the rest of us bastards hanging dry.
Bitch beat me to it.
Goddamn it. Now I have to learn Korean...

Posted by: Entropy at July 03, 2009 02:50 PM (cok/k)

138 Or there's a family-related thing going on.

It better be a big one - it's hard to respect someone who just abruptly quits their job.

Posted by: Mśtenloch at July 03, 2009 02:51 PM (bDos2)

139 And now that Palin is out, let's put back all our hope in...Fred Thompson!

Well, if nothing else this should permit the posting of some more pictures of Mr. and Mrs. Thompson. Looking on the bright side over here.

Posted by: alexthechick at July 03, 2009 02:51 PM (3LxE8)

140 The founding fathers of this country wanted citizens exactly like Sarah Palin to lead this great country and it's states. But with the way the MSM treats conservative's in this country, those days are over. Now all we will get is lifelong politicians that have their own personal fame and fortune in front as opposed to the people.

Sad day when the dream dies.

Posted by: Rickshaw Jack at July 03, 2009 02:51 PM (hqFvf)

141 Fox has added it to their story now. One wonders why the delay if it came from the same damn press conference in her house.

Posted by: Vic at July 03, 2009 02:51 PM (5ynkO)

142
Greta says not to underestimate Sarah.

I'm confused.

But I think we can rule out affair/scandal.

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 02:51 PM (UU3J6)

143 I wonder if she or her family has been threatened?

Not comparable at all, but I know someone who left blogging for that very reason. That's the first thing I thought of. It's one thing to have thick skin, and it's quite another to have the FBI on your doorstep.

Posted by: Redhead Infidel at July 03, 2009 02:51 PM (zlHbc)

144 It's too bad there's never been another person who resigned his first national-level government job in order to be President.

Posted by: mr.frakypants at July 03, 2009 02:52 PM (pffBj)

145 ...KTTU must be an NBC affiliate

Posted by: beedubya at July 03, 2009 02:52 PM (AnTyA)

146 I would have resigned long ago if I were in her shoes. No one in history has been attacked by "friend and foe" alike as Sarah Palin. It doesn't defy any logic. It defies all logic as to why she should put herself and her family through what's its been through already. Fucking shitbag lawyers (is there any other kind?) filing lawsuit after lawsuit. Financial ruin with nothing positive coming out of it. These scum, republicans and democrats alike, were literally destroying her life.

McCain belongs back in Hanoi, Goldberg would do well in Iran, Krauthammer, just dump his gimpy ass off in the woods someplace. Fuck em all. Romney can go fuck off too. Fuck the republican party, at least the nutjob Libertarians stand for something.

Posted by: BrianO at July 03, 2009 02:52 PM (7Zs42)

147 Now they have to stop. She will be a private citizen. Good for her.

Posted by: jane at July 03, 2009 02:53 PM (NUl2C)

148 "Goddamn it. Now I have to learn Korean..."

Korean is a very serious language. There's nothing funny about it at all.

Posted by: So Hung Dong at July 03, 2009 02:53 PM (jNE9Q)

149 @136

I'm not sure that's relevant here, since the "man" in the arena is not there anymore....

Posted by: KG at July 03, 2009 02:53 PM (EHImH)

150 Ace is right. There's no strategic advantage to resigning vs. finishing out her term. This diminishes her.

Posted by: Ombudsman at July 03, 2009 02:53 PM (fWF4Q)

151 At least she's not on a flight to Argentina...

Posted by: rough month at July 03, 2009 02:53 PM (/hUC/)

152 Hawt brawd from snoe plais wl ruil n twelventy

Posted by: Shit Jefferson ciphered at July 03, 2009 02:54 PM (MA+li)

153 It's too bad there's never been another person who resigned his first national-level government job in order to be President.
I don't know if that's sarcasm or not, but there has never been another person who resigned the first government job, halfway in, just to run for president 3 years in advance.

Posted by: Entropy at July 03, 2009 02:54 PM (cok/k)

154 a quitter is a quitter. what a loser Sarah...you're gonna just leave all your supporter hanging?for shame...




You'd quit too palin steele, under the whithering fire of the media she and her family have had to endure from the media for nearly a year, while they practically carry the Dems towards the finish line.


If you and her were in the same room together, there would only be one set of balls and they wouldn't belong to you, you pos.

Posted by: palin steele and poon, The Axelbot twins at July 03, 2009 02:54 PM (AoS9J)

155 So, I guess in two weeks time we will hear from Romney and then who else is on the list? Sanford started it.

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 02:54 PM (zplc6)

156 Hmm mebee she found out Todd had buried shrieky Sully out back and was already preparing a hole for Olberman?

Posted by: HowardDevore at July 03, 2009 02:54 PM (ABJx5)

157 Possibly moving on to a career in media?

Posted by: Macondo5 at July 03, 2009 02:54 PM (IfnWf)

158 Now they have to stop. She will be a private citizen. Good for her.

No, they don't. Once a public figure, basically always a public figure. Particularly if she does take a job as a commentator.

Posted by: alexthechick at July 03, 2009 02:54 PM (3LxE8)

159
The only *positive* conjecture I can put on this is this: She's taking a page out Ronald Reagan's playbook and taking her case directly to the American people. In other words, she's hitting the road and doing a tour.

But that's just crazy.

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 02:55 PM (UU3J6)

160 Who says you can't resign and run for higher office? Barry ran while a Senator and then resigned before his first term was over. Please!

Posted by: devilish at July 03, 2009 02:55 PM (vyRPu)

161 Now they have to stop. She will be a private citizen. Good for her.

Joe the Plumber anyone?

Posted by: KG at July 03, 2009 02:55 PM (EHImH)

162 If she is doing this to begin her campaign for POTUS, she'll need one hell of an explanation of why this is necessary.

Maybe she really does need to be a private citizen to make her case.

Posted by: eman at July 03, 2009 02:56 PM (fpywm)

163 Fox News just said that she didn't tell anyone in the congressional delegation beforehand.

Posted by: Ombudsman at July 03, 2009 02:56 PM (fWF4Q)

164 The hatred directed at Palin knows no bounds and it entirely irrational and unreasonable. I've never seen anything like it. I would sincerely hate to think she in in danger.

Posted by: Redhead Infidel at July 03, 2009 02:56 PM (zlHbc)

165 She's listening to me.

Posted by: John Galt at July 03, 2009 02:56 PM (FObNb)

166
Last week I wondered (here) if Republicans have been implanted with microchips to self-implode at specific times.

Who's next?

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 02:56 PM (UU3J6)

167 So with the government spending bizarre amounts of cash into oblivion, teh governor of SC returning to emotional adolescence, Al Franken, United States Senator, and the only rock star politician on the right abruptly quitting--is there a comet heading for the Earth I'm not aware of?

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at July 03, 2009 02:57 PM (n2eCn)

168 What pushed her over the edge was probably what they did to her child with down's syndrome. Don't think Alaska is like the rest of the country, people there seem pretty basic and decent. If they did that to her son now, what will or would they do if she were to run against BO?

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 02:57 PM (zplc6)

169 My dad says that someday this 3 incher will be bigger and I'll be able to shower in the dorms without embarrassment.

Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 02:57 PM (VDj74)

170 Well, another threat to the Republic gone. That whacko chick was in no way qualified to be prez and never would be.
Thank you Todd Purdum.

Posted by: Brobding Nag at July 03, 2009 02:57 PM (avEVS)

171 Barry ran while a Senator and then resigned before his first term was over.
He resigned after he won. Others have resigned to run, but (A) they usually then lost *cough*bobdole*cough* (B) they had plenty of terms under their belt, not .5.
Besides, Barry is special. You can't deny that he's not. It doesn't have to be special in a good way mind you, but he's hardly typical.

Posted by: Entropy at July 03, 2009 02:57 PM (cok/k)

172 Ace, you are going to look pretty stupid. Either you will be 100% right. Or 100% wrong.

Posted by: wHodat at July 03, 2009 02:57 PM (+sBB4)

173 God forbid that she should resign her position as governor in order to run for another office. Didn't she get the memo that a politician is supposed to continue holding office, drawing a paycheck from the taxpayers and spending more time on the campaign trail than doing the job the taxpayers are paying them to do?

Posted by: retire05 at July 03, 2009 02:58 PM (YFO0M)

174 ben Áa alors, moi qui voulais tant la rencontrer !

Posted by: Sarkozy at July 03, 2009 02:58 PM (2+TUO)

175 McCain belongs back in Hanoi, Goldberg would do well in Iran,
Krauthammer, just dump his gimpy ass off in the woods someplace. Fuck
em all.

Did you not read Ace's post below this one? Goldberg and Krauthammer, whose conservative bona fides are in fine order, dared to make valid critiques of Palin and now you want to dump on them. Shame.

Now McCain, of course, should be given a career achievement medal and then shuffled off to a retirement home where he can't do anymore harm.

Posted by: Mśtenloch at July 03, 2009 02:58 PM (bDos2)

176 I'll be taking this out on my lefty friends, notably the "Intelligent Women Against Sarah Palin" set on Facebook.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at July 03, 2009 02:59 PM (n2eCn)

177 Whatever her reasons, I hope to hell it has nothing to do with Scientology.

Posted by: gp at July 03, 2009 02:59 PM (U8K8M)

178 Weird fucking week.

Time to bbq.

Posted by: mesablue at July 03, 2009 02:59 PM (U5a3G)

179 Ombudsman -- not necessarily in the long term. Think Kaus' Feiler Faster thesis. Posits: 1. Planning to run in 2012; 2: it will be a full time+ job starting NOW to do so. Question: Which position is more easily defensible when your opponents say about you in ads, columns, puppet media, etc:
- She kept on as Governor for a full two years, while doing nothing but fundraising and campaigning for Pres.
- She left her position as Governor to run for President.

I'd contend that a serious run for 2012 for someone like her HAS TO start NOW. She has to build her own national organization from the ground up. That's going to take time. She has to raise an unbelievable amount of money.

It's possible. I'm not as pessimistic as I was about her chances just ten minutes ago. Feiler Faster!

Posted by: mr.frakypants at July 03, 2009 02:59 PM (pffBj)

180 174
God forbid that she should resign her position as governor in order to
run for another office. Didn't she get the memo that a politician is
supposed to continue holding office, drawing a paycheck from the
taxpayers and spending more time on the campaign trail than doing the
job the taxpayers are paying them to do?

Posted by: retire05 at July 03, 2009 02:58 PM (YFO0M)

the point is she looks like a flake to the average voter now - even those who supported her or who were lukewarm or who were slightly against.
its over, folks.
whoever is giving her political advice should never get another job for a republican ever again.

Posted by: Anti-Harkonnen Freedom Fighter at July 03, 2009 02:59 PM (5r0Tz)

181 Hahhahh it is so funny to see Candy (old) crow ly, at a loss for words. And Rick, at a loss for words. Good, she got em, she caught them off guard, and we got to see how absolutely devoid of actual journalistic acumen they really are.

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 02:59 PM (zplc6)

182 If she is planning on running in 2012 she needs to come up with another live press conference and have a good explanation for resigning.

She needs to tape the press conference in parallel with the News people and issue a transcript to all the conservative blogs as well.

I guess the left and the squishies will start attacking Jindal next.

And I agree with some of the above posters; f888 Romney. He is McCain without the military experience and with good hair.

Posted by: Vic at July 03, 2009 03:00 PM (5ynkO)

183
America looks unfavorably at quitters. If you can't handle the heat, stay outta the kitchen.




And to think the above was posted from moms basement.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 03:00 PM (AoS9J)

184 It may have been said already, but maybe she's going to have a talk show.

Posted by: ECM at July 03, 2009 03:00 PM (q3V+C)

185 Apparently she's already had the news conference. The guy on FOX was just reading what she said at it. I guess they don't have the video of it yet.

Posted by: Tami at July 03, 2009 03:00 PM (VuLos)

186 "cant finish your first term, you suck. period."

"I see no way she could resign AND still run for president."

Interesting. Did our current president serve a full term as senator before running for the presidency?

Posted by: buster mcDissenter at July 03, 2009 03:00 PM (k8MRc)

187 Maybe she was offered a low-level command position by Gen. Petraeus. Off to boot camp!

Posted by: t-bird at July 03, 2009 03:00 PM (FcR7P)

188 I'm missing Paul Harvey right now.

Posted by: Hucbald at July 03, 2009 03:00 PM (O9yAg)

189 But is it so unreasonable to expect her to actually finish her first term as Governor? I mean, she thinks this is hard.... honey, wait till u get to 1600.

Posted by: KG at July 03, 2009 03:01 PM (EHImH)

190 This is because I am thisclose to getting to the truth.

I won't give up!

Posted by: Andrew Sullivan at July 03, 2009 03:02 PM (iTt2X)

191 poopy poop!

Posted by: POOP! at July 03, 2009 03:02 PM (SNxEO)

192


I hope Meghan McCain chokes on a cheesebrat at a cookout tomorrow.

There I said it.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 03:02 PM (AoS9J)

193 175, retire05. Absolutely right.

Posted by: wHodat at July 03, 2009 03:02 PM (+sBB4)

194 Dang. How long do we have to wait for the back story.

Posted by: Who Knows at July 03, 2009 03:02 PM (7FgWm)

195 ben Áa alors, moi qui voulais tant la rencontrer !

Posted by: Sarkozy at July 03, 2009 02:58 PM (2+TUO)
Et les legs, elles sont fantastique!!

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 03:02 PM (FObNb)

196 These people are dead to me, and I wish very, very bad things on them

Romney, Fuckabee, John McCain, Meghan McCain and her boyfried Allahpundit, Frum, Noonan, Parker, Schmidt, Wallace, Brooks.

To the DemSM. If you can't be driven to poverty, please die in a horrible fire

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 03:02 PM (0Lv+U)

197 Sarah's brother said that "the amount of time she (and her staff) was having to spend on defending herself against all the charges (80%) wasn't fair to Alaska. Couldn't effectively govern."

Posted by: Tami at July 03, 2009 03:02 PM (VuLos)

198 I'm wearing my stars and stripes underoos in celebration of this special July 4th fireworks holiday!!


I think it's great we have a holiday that's just about celebrating fireworks!!!

Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 03:03 PM (VDj74)

199 Screw Goldberg and Krauthammer.
They are just more of the same elitist East Coast idiots that already brought so much harm to the GOP.
While we are at it, let's tout the conservative credentials of Peggy Noonan too.

Posted by: Jim From San Diego at July 03, 2009 03:03 PM (H7Rlw)

200 188
"cant finish your first term, you suck. period."

"I see no way she could resign AND still run for president."

Interesting. Did our current president serve a full term as senator before running for the presidency?


Posted by: buster mcDissenter at July 03, 2009 03:00 PM (k8MRc)

dude, i love sarah palin. today is a tragedy. that doesnt change the accuracy of my comment re "cant finish your first term, you suck, period."the mushy middle will never support her now - they might have if she stuck it out, took the hits for the next year and a half and then, after not running for reelection, started Sarah 2012. Jan 2011 is plenty early - obama announced in Jan 2007.this is truly a tragedy and all of her advisors are complete and total garbage.

Posted by: Anti-Harkonnen Freedom Fighter at July 03, 2009 03:03 PM (5r0Tz)

201 Shit.

Just.....fuck.

.
.
.

I'm wondering, could it be that she's decided that she'll be of more use to the conservative movement as an MSM-caused martyr? We all know that they wouldn't let up for a moment, so falling on her sword might be the best way to fire up the base.

I'm trying for the best case scenario here...

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 03, 2009 03:04 PM (btril)

202 Actually guys, every single woman in America understands her much better now, much better. You guys need to think out of the box, that is what BO did and look, he is prez. Honestly, as a wife and mother and Governor she has a lot on her plate and the dems and libs through in constant bad press, constant lawsuits and it probably took its toll. this actually will raise her status among all women, we understand.

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 03:04 PM (zplc6)

203 And to think the above was posted from moms basement.

Probably, but this time palin steele is actually correct. This was an unforced error on Palin's part and no amount of spinning can avoid it.

Posted by: Mśtenloch at July 03, 2009 03:04 PM (bDos2)

204
Couldn't effectively govern

Who me?

Posted by: Jennifer Granholm at July 03, 2009 03:04 PM (UU3J6)

205 Dang. Waiting for the back story.

Posted by: Who Knows at July 03, 2009 03:04 PM (7FgWm)

206 This is depressing. Though not perfect Sarah, excited me (in more ways than one..) I guess all the smallness from the left and "moderate" RINOs got to her, and she's had it. I believe this will end her political career- she doesn't even have one full term as Governor under her belt.What's sad, is that this "She's a dolt" meme really caught on, when she is obviously brighter than our current VP, "Slow Joe" Biden. She tore him and his "The US and France beat Hezbolla" idiocy up in the VP debates.
I fear for our Republic when a good, decent, bright, corruption-fighter like Palin gets destroyed, and a dumb-ass,corrupt, almost-openly communist"community organizer" is Prez.
Damn. God Save the Republic. He's the only one who can : (

Posted by: GregInSeattle at July 03, 2009 03:04 PM (gbGqE)

207 Congrats Ace! (P)alin steele finally thinks you are a swell guy.

Posted by: Jim From San Diego at July 03, 2009 03:04 PM (H7Rlw)

208 I hope she isn't just surrendering to the cockholsters. At the same time I hope it isn't her health. Maybe the bastards bringing all those bogus lawsuits simply bankrupted her. There has to be more to this story.

Posted by: the real joe at July 03, 2009 03:04 PM (gue3j)

209 I hope Meghan McCain chokes on a cheesebrat at a cookout tomorrow.There I said it.

No chance.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 03:05 PM (FObNb)

210 She's got my vote! Political death, I don't think so. She is doing the right thing for her and her family. She isn't going away, kids. It's Independence Day for Sarah Palin!

Posted by: Cooper at July 03, 2009 03:05 PM (wI1KT)

211 190
But is it so unreasonable to expect her to actually finish her first term as Governor? I mean, she thinks this is hard.... honey, wait till u get to 1600.


Posted by: KG at July 03, 2009 03:01 PM (EHImH)

sadly, threadwinner.

what a tragic day.
no guts, no glory. especially for conservatives.

Posted by: Anti-Harkonnen Freedom Fighter at July 03, 2009 03:05 PM (5r0Tz)

212
'190 But is it so unreasonable to expect her to actually finish her first term as Governor? I mean, she thinks this is hard.... honey, wait till u get to 1600.'
She's a fast learner-look at all the free publicity!

Posted by: politicalmuse at July 03, 2009 03:05 PM (kLKnf)

213 Regardless of how you feel about Palin, this sets an unfortunate precedent. The media and the left have seen that incessant ankle-biting, frivolous lawsuits, attacks on the family, etc. does work. It will only get worse for other GOP candidates in the future.

Posted by: Xander Crews at July 03, 2009 03:05 PM (Aac1T)

214 Some of you are going to look pretty stupid.

This frees her up to attack the Marxist 24/7.

Posted by: wHodat at July 03, 2009 03:05 PM (+sBB4)

215
Ace, Allahpundit, and I are in complete agreement on this...Saracuda's national political ambitions are officially OVAH!



Hey, don't pat your self on the back too hard there pal, even a broken clock is right twice a day. Plus we don't always agree with Ace.

Who is this LOLpundit that you speak of ?

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 03:05 PM (AoS9J)

216 If she had run in Alaska in 2010, the Obama machine would have unleashed royal hell against her. They'd parachute in ready-made ghettos with pre-filled ballots to knock her off. Still, inexplicable that she'd leave the office early.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at July 03, 2009 03:05 PM (n2eCn)

217 AHFF: The mushy middle won't even be paying attention to anything until the middle of 2012. That's years away. The mushy middle's vague impressions of someone from a couple of years back can be blown aside with one or two dazzling speeches. As we've seen. I don't think this is as career-killing as I did when I first read it.

Posted by: mr.frakypants at July 03, 2009 03:06 PM (pffBj)

218 Sarah Palin and her family has been attacked more than any other in history. I don't know anyone who could have, or would have, stood up to the barrage she and her family suffered on a daily basis. All for being a good and decent person. The lawyers, the press, the DNC, the RNC all were hammering away at her, trying to destroy her, Fuck em all. Those east coast pussies, Ace included can choke on Palin Steele's cock.

Posted by: BrianO at July 03, 2009 03:06 PM (7Zs42)

219 199
Ace, Allahpundit, and I are in complete agreement on this...Saracuda's national political ambitions are officially OVAH!


Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 03:03 PM (VDj74)
Go jerk off to your Obama poster you little creep. I'm not in the mood for you today. You're a pitiful little worm who has no friends, so you hang out all day wiping your boogers on our table. My only question is how you survived your mother's attempt to abort you

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 03:06 PM (0Lv+U)

220 Just read the official statement, reading between the lines, I think that all the ethics complaints were bankrupting them.

Posted by: alexthechick at July 03, 2009 03:06 PM (3LxE8)

221 What are you nitwits going to say at her first rally?

Posted by: wHodat at July 03, 2009 03:07 PM (+sBB4)

222
Bill Kristol is repeating my above comment, right now.

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 03:07 PM (UU3J6)

223 Please let it be a Playboy/Gun spread. Or..wait...pron..I'd settle for soft core. As long as she does the wink, naked, with the Glasses on.

Posted by: hutch1200 at July 03, 2009 03:07 PM (MA+li)

224 Quint: "I donít know, Chief. He's either very smart or very dumb."
Assuming there's no scandal behind this decision, she's either just suicide-bombed herself or made a super-duper smart strategic move by denying her political enemies the main platform through which they've been attacking her. I guess time will tell.

Posted by: TiredWench at July 03, 2009 03:07 PM (ulSJI)

225 Stop, stop, stop, you bunch of fair weather friends. Give her a break, this is a brilliant strategy, it allows her to become whoever she wants without the constraints of public office!!! You go Sarah, forget the naysayers....

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 03:07 PM (zplc6)

226 any lawyers out there?can we also file ridiculous complaint ,after complaint against democrat politicians?tying them ,and their staffs, up in court,and causing them to spend 1000's of dollars out of their own pocket?revenge could be very sweet

Posted by: james at July 03, 2009 03:07 PM (3/GXy)

227 I think the lawsuits made this happen. She was driven from office.

The Presidency is much better protected from such things.

If she announces a run for POTUS right now, she might pull this one off.

Posted by: eman at July 03, 2009 03:07 PM (fpywm)

228 Also, if she's the way that I think she is, her instinct when attacked isn't just to keep your head down and toil hard. It's to go on the offensive. Hit back as hard as you can, in an effective way.

Posted by: mr.frakypants at July 03, 2009 03:08 PM (pffBj)

229 197 These people are dead to me, and I wish very, very bad things on themRomney, Fuckabee, John McCain, Meghan McCain and her boyfried Allahpundit, Frum, Noonan, Parker, Schmidt, Wallace, Brooks.To the DemSM. If you can't be driven to poverty, please die in a horrible fire
Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 03:02 PM (0Lv+U)
YEP! Not one of those scumbags is capable of dragging me to the polls or convincing to to contribute a dime to their political ambitions. SCREW 'EM!

Posted by: Jim From San Diego at July 03, 2009 03:08 PM (H7Rlw)

230 "I hope Meghan McCain chokes on a cheesebrat at a cookout tomorrow.There I said it."

"No chance."

No gag reflex.

Posted by: So Hung Dong at July 03, 2009 03:08 PM (jNE9Q)

231 If she is doing this for a run I don't see the problem based on my comment above. Basically telling the people of Alaska it's a soap opera because the opp thinks I'm going to run and they will do anything to trip her up at the expense of her state. Plus the people that thought this might be a problem for her run for Potus check back In six months we will all be begging for a change employment numbers %15 unemployed. This current Potus is worse than Carter, to think we have all the energy we need but won't go get it. We are SouthAmerica with this guy leading. Bye bye middle class.

Posted by: lions at July 03, 2009 03:08 PM (0eI+X)

232
Bill Kristol: maybe a shrewd gamble

hmmmm...

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 03:08 PM (UU3J6)

233 She was being sued into oblivion. It worked.

Posted by: Jesusland at July 03, 2009 03:08 PM (khPxz)

234 @214

Excellent point.....albiet sad.

Posted by: Twinks at July 03, 2009 03:08 PM (qWwYT)

235 If she is leaving politics for good...she needs to go out with a bang. If I were her, I would go on every talk show, give interviews to every network and state that any politician seeking office should really reconsider hiring Steve Schidmt and Nicole Wallace as political consultants...and point to the Vanity Fair article as proof of their lack of professionalism. I would make sure I ended their career in politics. Turn about is fair play.

and also, I'm vengful like that.
tink

Posted by: Tinkerbella at July 03, 2009 03:08 PM (pLs/O)

236 Bill Kristol says the more he thinks about this the more he thinks it might be a bold move by her. (It's Kristol...take that with a grain of salt).

Tape of announcement on FOX now.

Posted by: Tami at July 03, 2009 03:08 PM (VuLos)

237 Don't know if anyone else has mentioned this, but we again move a step closer to the chicken-fried nightmare of 2012: nominee Mike Huckabee. I'm not a Palin fan, but I hate seeing any legitimate roadblocks to the Huck express leaving the scene.

Posted by: bunny boy at July 03, 2009 03:08 PM (YsSn7)

238 218
AHFF: The mushy middle won't even be paying attention to anything until
the middle of 2012. That's years away. The mushy middle's vague
impressions of someone from a couple of years back can be blown aside
with one or two dazzling speeches. As we've seen. I don't think this is
as career-killing as I did when I first read it.


Posted by: mr.frakypants at July 03, 2009 03:06 PM (pffBj)

i hope your right.

she's up announcing now.

Posted by: Anti-Harkonnen Freedom Fighter at July 03, 2009 03:08 PM (5r0Tz)

239 Her brother was on Cavuto's fox show (cavuto is off) and said that all of these ethics complaints are eating into her time and her staff's time.

Posted by: liontooth at July 03, 2009 03:08 PM (rEPj1)

240 It's all bout the U. I want to see the sonogram. I smell something fishy. Where's the missing video?
Trig's Uncle Andy.

Posted by: Trig's Uncle Andy at July 03, 2009 03:08 PM (KzLtE)

241 What are you nitwits going to say at her first rally?

Posted by: wHodat at July 03, 2009 03:07 PM (+sBB4)
We're not going to say anyhting. We'll be busy beating the fuck out of Chris Matthews in the back of the auditorium.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 03:09 PM (FObNb)

242 #203 Muffy - you said it. Maybe she actually couldn't stand all the crap anymore. Maybe she looked at Trig and Piper and said, ENOUGH! And then she looked at Todd and said "Let's do a book deal and Let's enjoy life! (before obama can redistribute it)

Posted by: jane at July 03, 2009 03:09 PM (NUl2C)

243
I think she's ill.


Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 03:09 PM (UU3J6)

244 I'm wearing my stars and stripes underoos in celebration of this special July 4th fireworks holiday!!


I think it's great we have a holiday that's just about celebrating fireworks!!!





Wow thats priceless there junior. I wonder how many people died just so you could celebrate a holiday thats just about celebrating fireworks ?
Allow me to dip your underoos in gasoline before you enjoy your Roman Candles.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 03:10 PM (AoS9J)

245 "We know we can affect positive change outside government at this
moment in time on another scale and actually make a difference," she
said, adding that politics had become a "superficial, wasteful
bloodsport."

Posted by: Xander Crews at July 03, 2009 03:10 PM (Aac1T)

246 Perhaps she is not definite on running for President at this point.And since she is being slowly bankrupted by frivolous lawsuits ethics chargeS, and subjected almost daily to vilifying MSM coverage, including many conservative pundits, this could be a good time to go "private citizen". Do you realize how much money she can earn on speaking tours alone?

Posted by: Dick Primate at July 03, 2009 03:10 PM (gb3qS)

247 I seriously am completely devoid of any ideas ... except for that "penis lengthener" I made out of bungi chords and Elmer's glue. That was a pretty good idea.


Wish it had worked ...

Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 03:10 PM (VDj74)

248 191
But is it so unreasonable to expect her to actually finish her first term as Governor? I mean, she thinks this is hard.... honey, wait till u get to 1600.

I think she's taking her book money, going to write her book and retire from politics.

Nobody, but nobody, was attacked as viciously or as personally as Sarah Palin and her family. Nobody. Not Reagan, not GWB. Nobody.

She'll likely say later that it was impossible to be governor because everything was about her. More to the point, everything was about destroying her. Her resignation is better for Alaska on that score. I think if she'd known it would happen to this extent after the election, she'd have resigned when she was picked by McCain.

Posted by: AmishDude at July 03, 2009 03:10 PM (FWbHu)

249 the baby is crying right over her speech.
Lord have mercy.

Posted by: Anti-Harkonnen Freedom Fighter at July 03, 2009 03:11 PM (5r0Tz)

250 This is the beginning of the end for Obama.

Posted by: wHodat at July 03, 2009 03:12 PM (+sBB4)

251
there is no scandal, fuckface

stop commenting

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 03:12 PM (UU3J6)

252 Fair's fair...she did a lot better job with this talk, off TelePrompter, than Mr. Obama ever did.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 03:12 PM (iTt2X)

253 Damn. God Save the Republic. He's the only one who can : (

I don't know anymore. Maybe he shouldn't.

Posted by: Methos at July 03, 2009 03:12 PM (LxYp2)

254 The attacks on her were so constant, it could also be that her ability to govern was marginalized. It could be that this is actually better for Alaska, AND her family.

Besides the legal intrusions, there is also the incredible stress of knowing so many want to destroy her, and they have the money and connections to do it. And then god forbid, what if there were actual imperfections, or ulcers?

Maybe she can help Alaska secede. Many people are moving money to Canadian banks in case the US goes too nuts. But I'd rather move to the small country of Alaska. (this is only 50% tongue in cheek)

Posted by: bill at July 03, 2009 03:12 PM (XzFO1)

255 Ace is doing his best Peggy Noonan imitation when he says it's over.
I think this is a good thing. It will free her up to travel..speak...raise money...and tell the David Lettermans (Lettermen??) to go fuck themselves

Posted by: beedubya at July 03, 2009 03:12 PM (AnTyA)

256 Interesting. Did our current president serve a full term as senator before running for the presidency?

Present!

Posted by: Barry Sotero at July 03, 2009 03:12 PM (9H4sW)

257 I'd like to know why Alaskans won't have their ethics complaint process changed. I mean, does it require a supermajority or something?

Posted by: KG at July 03, 2009 03:12 PM (EHImH)

258

I seriously am completely devoid of any ideas

Shoulda stopped there.

Posted by: bunny boy at July 03, 2009 03:13 PM (YsSn7)

259 The media and the left have seen that incessant ankle-biting, frivolous lawsuits, attacks on the family, etc. does work.

Two can play this game. At all levels.

If frivolous lawsuits are fair play, then every last dem candidate at all levels needs to be attacked in court by foamed-mouth constitutionalist wackos continuously.

Posted by: Kristopher at July 03, 2009 03:13 PM (Jjzb5)

260 And the march towards a one-party state rolls on.

Posted by: Techie at July 03, 2009 03:13 PM (cxW4X)

261 GET ME A PLAUSIBLE EXPLANATION NOW. NOW!

Posted by: flooflyparisparamus at July 03, 2009 03:13 PM (T4xKI)

262
Did she have to make the speech with the goats and chickens?


Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 03:13 PM (UU3J6)

263 Where is she, a fucking barnyard? I can't hear a damn thing with the animal noises in the background.

Posted by: Ombudsman at July 03, 2009 03:14 PM (fWF4Q)

264 Posted by: Anti-Harkonnen Freedom Fighter at July 03, 2009 03:11 PM (5r0Tz)

And then the animals in the background.

There's some deep symbolism there.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 03:14 PM (iTt2X)

265 Ace, take a sip o valu-rite and think this over.

Posted by: wHodat at July 03, 2009 03:14 PM (+sBB4)

266 she had to do this right before july 4th? god what an attention whore... ugh.

You know, kind of like me. PAY ATTENTION TO ME! ME! ME! That's why I come here.
My mommy won't pay attention to me.

Will you?

Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 03:14 PM (VDj74)

267 http://tinyurl.com/lrzmzk
Jul 25, 2005 4:01 pm US/Central
Obama Won't Run For President In 2008
The Illinois Senator Is Focused On His Current Job
Rockford (AP) ‚Äē


U.S. Senator Barack Obama says there's zero chance he'll run for president in 2008.

Posted by: William Amos at July 03, 2009 03:15 PM (ifgR0)

268 264
hehhe yea babies and barnyard animals.
fantastic.
hehehhe

what a crazy "strategy"

Posted by: Anti-Harkonnen Freedom Fighter at July 03, 2009 03:15 PM (5r0Tz)

269 Hmmm.

Why wouldn't she quit?

She's being viciously attacked from the Left and attacked from the Right.

And there are extremely few Rightwing leaders supporting or defending her.

You know what this is? A big "FUCK YOU" to the GOP.

Frankly I don't blame her. And as for myself. I concur with her.

GOP = FUCK YOU.

Posted by: memomachine at July 03, 2009 03:15 PM (0CVkT)

270
' 256 Ace is doing his best Peggy Noonan imitation when he says it's over.

I think this is a good thing. It will free her up to travel..speak...raise money...and tell the David Lettermans (Lettermen??) to go fuck themselves'
Right on-she and her supporters got Letterman to his knees!

Posted by: politicalmuse at July 03, 2009 03:15 PM (kLKnf)

271 @201 A.H.F.F. - I have enjoyed your posts and respect your intellect way too much to get into an argument about this.

I will say that your conclusion has merit, but it is a conclusion I do not agree with. Assuming Palin decides to run for higher office, I think she'll be successful.

Only the future will show who is correct. As such, let us agree to disagree on this one and save the invective for richer, more deserving targets.

Posted by: buster mcDissenter at July 03, 2009 03:16 PM (k8MRc)

272 Can't blame her. Yeah, I agree, she is probably done politically. But after awhile, enough is just enough. Now, grab your popcorn, because unfettered by future political ambition, I can't wait to hear what she really has to say about McCain, the media, Andy Sullivan and the whole load of douchebags who made it their mission to destroy her career. Somewhere, all those senior level McCain advisors' assholes just shrunk to about 1cm wide.

Posted by: Malamutt at July 03, 2009 03:16 PM (tdr59)

273 here's the weird media fact of the day:

MCNBC breaks from "lockup" to rail against Palin, but then they arent running the tape - only CNN and FOX are.

what the fuck?

Posted by: Anti-Harkonnen Freedom Fighter at July 03, 2009 03:16 PM (5r0Tz)

274
At least she used the opportunity to make the case for conservatism and took a shot at Obama.

Seriously. Good for her!

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 03:16 PM (UU3J6)

275 "250
the baby is crying right over her speech.
Lord have mercy.


Posted by: Anti-Harkonnen Freedom Fighter at July 03, 2009 03:11 PM (5r0Tz)"Every woman with kids will tell you that every conversation is had with children in the background, women will understand this and love her for it. She is who she is, you either love her or you don't. Most women secretly love her.

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 03:16 PM (zplc6)

276 I think the lawsuits made this happen. She was driven from office. The Presidency is much better protected from such things. If she announces a run for POTUS right now, she might pull this one off.
Nope. She's done.
If she's going to fold under the pressure of some frivolous lawsuits, are people really going to entrust her with the Presidency?
I can't imagine what would make her up and resign short of some kind of health issue or scandal. If it's because of the lawsuits and such, then some of her critics are probably right- she's not ready.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at July 03, 2009 03:16 PM (rf03a)

277 272
@201 A.H.F.F. - I have enjoyed your posts and respect your intellect way too much to get into an argument about this.

I
will say that your conclusion has merit, but it is a conclusion I do
not agree with. Assuming Palin decides to run for higher office, I
think she'll be successful.

Only the future will show who is
correct. As such, let us agree to disagree on this one and save the
invective for richer, more deserving targets.


Posted by: buster mcDissenter at July 03, 2009 03:16 PM (k8MRc)

Oh, agreed for sure.
This is tragic to me because I think its the wrong way to try to win back the middle 20% to her side....but i hope im wrong.

Posted by: Anti-Harkonnen Freedom Fighter at July 03, 2009 03:17 PM (5r0Tz)

278 She is leaving the state in very good shape, financial and otherwise...why is her leaving now a bad thing? She can use this as a big hammer in these times

Posted by: beedubya at July 03, 2009 03:17 PM (AnTyA)

279 I'd like to know why Alaskans won't have their
ethics complaint process changed. I mean, does it require a
supermajority or something?

Posted by: KG

The establishment Republicans in Alaska hate her and won't act to alterr the law to stop this. She got to her position by exposing R party corruption in AK. She's a popular candidate, and not a good-old-boy.

They are encouraging leftard loons from Juneau to use anti-corruption laws in AK to attack her.

Posted by: Kristopher at July 03, 2009 03:17 PM (Jjzb5)

280 "The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated"

Posted by: wHodat at July 03, 2009 03:18 PM (+sBB4)

281 I think that defeating the enemy within is more than a full time job, and perhaps that is what she feels is her duty. Moms change when their sons put on a uniform.
Run Sarah Run!

Posted by: Naan at July 03, 2009 03:18 PM (YR3gL)

282 I hope she's not quitting. We don't have anyone else.

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 03:18 PM (OxUet)

283 This sucks. I think she is taking a break from politics. Hopefully no scandal breaks in the coming days.

Posted by: Mark at July 03, 2009 03:18 PM (BVb+C)

284 Palin: "Half a million in legal bills just to set the record straight...and the people that bring these suits...doesn't cost them a penny."

Posted by: Tami at July 03, 2009 03:18 PM (VuLos)

285 any lawyers out there?can we also file ridiculous complaint ,after
complaint against democrat politicians?tying them ,and their staffs, up
in court,and causing them to spend 1000's of dollars out of their own
pocket?revenge could be very sweet




YES WE CAN !

In fact we have a poltician who's just ripe for it, working full time as the head of The DNC while moonlighting as our governor.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 03:18 PM (AoS9J)

286 She took credit for the ethics law that was used against her but doesn't that show she created a deeply flawed process that's easily abused?

Maybe she should have tried to fix it.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 03:18 PM (iTt2X)

287 276
"250
the baby is crying right over her speech.
Lord have mercy.


Posted by: Anti-Harkonnen Freedom Fighter at July 03, 2009 03:11 PM (5r0Tz)"Every
woman with kids will tell you that every conversation is had with
children in the background, women will understand this and love her for
it. She is who she is, you either love her or you don't. Most women
secretly love her.


Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 03:16 PM (zplc6)
yea, my sister and mom love her. I love her. My point was only that she could have arranged this speech, the most critical of her career other than the convention, a little better.

she's diong better now -t he first 5 miniutes was meandering...

Posted by: Anti-Harkonnen Freedom Fighter at July 03, 2009 03:18 PM (5r0Tz)

288 Did you guys know that attaching a clip-on tie to your testicles is NOT safe?


They should put a warning label on those things or something. Geez. How am I supposed to dress the boys up for their He-Man date at Castle Grayskull?

Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 03:18 PM (VDj74)

289 "You can choose to engage in choices that tear down or build up" and she chooses to build up!!!! This is a great speech, it will go down in history.

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 03:19 PM (zplc6)

290 wait, from her speech, it sounds like its the legal issues that is behind her decision to resign

too expensive and too time consuming for her to do her job properly

She should try blog commenting. It's cheap and you don't have to be smart to do it a lot (look at me!)

Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 03:20 PM (VDj74)

291 "I will work for and campaign for those that are PROUD to be American."

Take that Bama!

Posted by: Tami at July 03, 2009 03:20 PM (VuLos)

292 Yes, I, too, recall the last talk show host American elected to national office..........

_________________

Posted by: Techie at July 03, 2009 03:20 PM (cxW4X)

293 Presser on FOX right now...sounds like she is stepping down due to ethics complaints she has to defend. she said there are 15 of them and they have all been dismissed. said it cost $2M and thousands of hours in work to respond. She has become a distraction for state business.

Or at least that is what I read between the lines.

she said she had to respond to ethics complaint about wearing a logo on her jacket and a picture of her holding a fish...really?
tink

Posted by: Tinkerbella at July 03, 2009 03:20 PM (pLs/O)

294 Just listen to her speak. Bite me, naysayers!


Posted by: KelliD at July 03, 2009 03:20 PM (Q9Cny)

295 Andrew Sullivan is a geyser of MilkyLoads. This is the guy who had nothing on Palin except to attack her infant Trig.

Posted by: Keith at July 03, 2009 03:20 PM (rND0R)

296 I really, really HATE libturds and the MSM. May they all rot in hell.

Good luck, Sarah, in whatever you decide to do.

Posted by: incognito at July 03, 2009 03:20 PM (qON3z)

297 She cracked under the strain. The fuckers did it. Fuck 'em.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 03:20 PM (FObNb)

298 If there was a scandal, looking at this woman, don't you think she would get up there and tell you about the scandal herself?

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 03:21 PM (zplc6)

299 Just to pre-empt, in the end there will be only . . . Mitt Romney.

Posted by: Some Guy Pretending to be Kratos at July 03, 2009 03:21 PM (kGDTD)

300 267
she had to do this right before july 4th? god what an attention whore... ugh.

Just the opposite. This is a slow news day. Many people have the day off today. You really have to get your talking points straight. Here's what it will be: "Doing it today to avoid media scrutiny."

Don't freelance, troll. Just do what Uncle David tells you to do.

Posted by: AmishDude at July 03, 2009 03:21 PM (FWbHu)

301 It's ironic that I have nothing better to do than troll conservative blogs.


Oh, that's NOT ironic? Well, I'm pretty stupid, so there you go.

Posted by: poon at July 03, 2009 03:21 PM (i31Zq)

302 This sucks. I think she is taking a break from politics. Hopefully no scandal breaks in the coming days.


Yea, hopefully. Keep in mind this is friday on the heels of the Michael Jackson memorial, so it doesn't bode well that there's not a scandal looming out there.

If there was a scandal, this would be the best time possible to resign, jus' sayin'.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 03:21 PM (AoS9J)

303 The race is on folks. Do you want to beat Obama?

Posted by: wHodat at July 03, 2009 03:21 PM (+sBB4)

304
Well, a lot depends on her reasons. I wasn't convinced that she was going to run for president, and her re-election as governor wasn't a slam-dunk either, given the forces against her, both Democrats and establishment Republicans. And the damage to the members of her family must have been terrible.

As for running for anything nationally again, forget it. Not happening.

I wasn't sure she was a viable national candidate, but I admired what I'd seen of her, particularly her fortitude. I wish her and her family peace and much happiness.

Posted by: Brown Line at July 03, 2009 03:22 PM (r0M4a)

305 what the fuck?
they cut off the key ending part?
WTF???????????????

Posted by: Anti-Harkonnen Freedom Fighter at July 03, 2009 03:22 PM (5r0Tz)

306 Why the fuck did Fox cut away before the end of the tape?

Posted by: Dave J. at July 03, 2009 03:22 PM (jNE9Q)

307 How does this help Michelle's children though?

Posted by: BTMintheSTL at July 03, 2009 03:22 PM (kGDTD)

308 She quit because she was "fed up w/lawsuits"---FOX

Posted by: hutch1200 at July 03, 2009 03:22 PM (MA+li)

309 "298
She cracked under the strain. The fuckers did it. Fuck 'em.


Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 03:20 PM (FObNb)"No, no, no, does that look like a woman who cracked???? No way. She is, as usual, doing things on her own terms. She actually looks ready to get going on what SHE THINKS IS IMOIRTANT.

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 03:23 PM (zplc6)

310 If she's going to fold under the pressure of some frivolous
lawsuits, are people really going to entrust her with the Presidency?
I can't imagine what would make her up and resign short of some kind
of health issue or scandal. If it's because of the lawsuits and such,
then some of her critics are probably right- she's not ready.
Yup. This looks really bad. If it was money or lawyers, she could have asked her PAC or the GOP for help but don't just quit. Either she wasn't serious, had bad advisers, or bad judgment - any of these are fatal to political ambitions.

Posted by: Mśtenloch at July 03, 2009 03:23 PM (bDos2)

311 She needs to stay a couple more weeks. There's lots of civil servants shse hasn't fired yet.

Posted by: Kate at July 03, 2009 03:23 PM (R1Hwb)

312 Man, Kristol is spinning for all his life.

Sorry but you don't quit by saying your enemies pushed you out and then say, "promote me to a really tough job".

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 03:23 PM (iTt2X)

313 Borked. They won.
Fuck them.

Posted by: Who Knows at July 03, 2009 03:24 PM (7FgWm)

314 Why the fuck did Fox cut away before the end of the tape?

Because the estimable William Kristol is on the phone, ready to opine, that's why!

Posted by: Ombudsman at July 03, 2009 03:24 PM (fWF4Q)

315 If you are going to change politics, do things on your own terms, refuse to engage in the "politics of personal destruction" then you aren't going to do "what is expected, what is conventional".

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 03:24 PM (zplc6)

316 287
She took credit for the ethics law that was used against her but
doesn't that show she created a deeply flawed process that's easily
abused?Maybe she should have tried to fix it.

Yep, DrewM, you have to account for the fact that lawyers are bastards.

But with CO2 being a pollutant, I'm going to start suing people for breathing.

Posted by: AmishDude at July 03, 2009 03:24 PM (FWbHu)

317 We are so boned.

Posted by: DelD at July 03, 2009 03:24 PM (WHoJw)

318 wait, from her speech, it sounds like its the legal issues that is behind her decision to resigntoo expensive and too time consuming for her to do her job properly
The rotten Commiecrats. Damn them all. Damn them to hell.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at July 03, 2009 03:24 PM (ujg0T)

319
FoxNews ran 24-hour coverage of Michael Jackson's doctor's car being towed but they can't air the whole, what, 15 minute speech?

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 03:25 PM (UU3J6)

320 Enough with the negativity, all of you Moriarity's!

It's almost impossible for her to campaign while remaining governor of Alaska. It's not like being governor of Ohio, where you can hop on a plane, campaign in Iowa, and get home for supper.

As long as she is in office, the democrats in Juneau will keep filing ethics complaints, eating up her time. Once she is out, they can't file any more charges. She is free to travel without people asking why she's not doing Alaska's business.
She is also free to speak about ENERGY! And coming on the heels of Cap and Trade passing the House, it's a perfect opportunity.

I look forward to seeing what she will do next.

Posted by: Miss Marple at July 03, 2009 03:25 PM (Vli7s)

321 The void created by the passing of Billy Mays, can now be filled.

Posted by: mike at July 03, 2009 03:25 PM (5VZrB)

322 She was too ethical to stay in office and run for President.

Posted by: wHodat at July 03, 2009 03:25 PM (+sBB4)

323 Kristol thinks she's "crazy like a fox" and this is the start of the 2012 campaign. I hope he's right, but I don't see how.

Posted by: Dave J. at July 03, 2009 03:25 PM (jNE9Q)

324 No one WON. With Sarah Palin not constrained by the bonds of the office of Governor I would be sincerely worried if I were a sitting politician whose numbers with independents aren't looking so good lately.

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 03:26 PM (zplc6)

325 George W.Bush was called the Devil Incarnate for 8 years. His daughters were called cheap drunk sluts. His wife was called a Stepford automaton.

He had what it took for the big chair. Can Palin claim the same now?

Posted by: Techie at July 03, 2009 03:26 PM (cxW4X)

326 Oh, crap

Posted by: PDizzle at July 03, 2009 03:26 PM (g+DpS)

327 MSNBC is saying resigning now ruins her forever. they seem to have a point. cant finish your first term, you suck. period."faith and family are more important" than alaska? huh? this defies all logic.

Heh, what do you think those fucks at MSNBC would say, that it was a smart move? If they don't like it, it makes me like it all the more.

Posted by: Eye Doc at July 03, 2009 03:26 PM (VCWvq)

328 If it was money or lawyers, she could have asked her PAC or the GOP for help but don't just quit. Either she wasn't serious, had bad advisers, or bad judgment - any of these are fatal to political ambitions.

Perhaps she did ask for help. Do you think that the liberals who have control of the Republican Party right now would actually help her?

Posted by: Vic at July 03, 2009 03:27 PM (5ynkO)

329 I just heardthe audio. She was speaking in front of her house without notes or a teleprompter (eat that, you jug-eared fool). Anyway. Guess what!? She was talking about being free to fight back.
Soundedlike she was drawing back her fist for the mother of all haymakers,getting ready to knock the shit out of the opposition. Full time.
Yes! Go, Sarah, go!

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 03:27 PM (OxUet)

330 Yup. This looks really bad. If it was money or lawyers, she could have
asked her PAC or the GOP for help but don't just quit. Either she
wasn't serious, had bad advisers, or bad judgment - any of these are
fatal to political ambitions.

There's a fund to help defray the cost of the complaints. An ethics complaint was then filed about the fund. (Sorry, no link to hand).

If that's the case, which it does sound like it is, that brings up the troubling issue once again that only the independently wealthy can really afford to run. That concerns me a great deal.

Posted by: alexthechick at July 03, 2009 03:27 PM (3LxE8)

331 Too bad. She's a decent human being and that sort of precedent cannot be set for politicians. The 52% plus the Frumholsters can kiss my ass.

And if there is a God, Aholepundit will be crushed to death between Oprah and Suze Orman in some sick, twisted, crisco lathered femdom abomination.

Posted by: OhGodMakeItStop at July 03, 2009 03:27 PM (hwKAa)

332 She's either leaving politics or possibly assuming a position within the GOP. She's just killed off her shot at running for President.

Posted by: Dan F at July 03, 2009 03:27 PM (u5Jv6)

333 I think MSM, republican "elite" and libtards won. They destroyed her. Especially when you have republican insiders hard core campaigning against you, you don't have a chance. They can all breathe easy now. Hope they're happy.
I pray to God everything is okay with her family and their health. I'm simply devastated. Just crushed.

Posted by: Adrienne at July 03, 2009 03:27 PM (Fv3gd)

334 I agree with Muffy @310. She's got something planned.

Posted by: rori at July 03, 2009 03:27 PM (2e4Y0)

335 Clinging to hope, I guess she thinks a campaign that exploits the present and growing economic nightmare will erase the impression made today.

When unemployment is at 20%, anybody to the right of Barry can win in 2012.

Posted by: eman at July 03, 2009 03:28 PM (fpywm)

336 This means she is running for 2012 - not 2016.

Posted by: wHodat at July 03, 2009 03:28 PM (+sBB4)

337 Does anyone here know the best way to entice a squirrel into rubbing itself against the head (and only the head!) of your penis?


They don't seem to cover that in any of my classes.

Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 03:28 PM (VDj74)

338

She put a twitter update up:

http://tinyurl.com/mqnfgo


We'll soon attach
info on decision to not seek re-election... this is in Alaska's best
interest, my family's happy... it is good, stay tuned

Posted by: dan-O at July 03, 2009 03:28 PM (teb/C)

339 OK, this is a bit of humor, the story on FoxNews website a minute ago when you clicked on her photo it went to the article about the powerful sedative found at Michael Jackson's home instead.
The real smoking gun is that Sarah Palin offed Michael Jackson.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at July 03, 2009 03:28 PM (AJ4xq)

340 She was a good candidate for the rubes, but no way she was ever going to earn cache with the Party elite. And for good reasons.

This is good news. We can move on.

Posted by: Moloch at July 03, 2009 03:29 PM (w+6bX)

341 328
MSNBC is saying resigning now ruins her forever. they seem to have a point. cant finish your first term, you suck. period."faith and family are more important" than alaska? huh? this defies all logic.

Heh,
what do you think those fucks at MSNBC would say, that it was a smart
move? If they don't like it, it makes me like it all the more.



Posted by: Eye Doc at July 03, 2009 03:26 PM (VCWvq)

hey, i hope you're right.
my brain is telling me otherwise and almost always when you're arguing against leftist spin logic is on your side.

Posted by: Anti-Harkonnen Freedom Fighter at July 03, 2009 03:29 PM (5r0Tz)

342
will you please shut the fuck up you fucking dunce

stop commenting

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 03:29 PM (UU3J6)

343 Still haven't gotten my fuckin' sammich.

Posted by: Todd Palin at July 03, 2009 03:29 PM (FObNb)

344 Enough with the negativity, all of you Moriarity's!It's almost impossible for her to campaign while remaining governor of Alaska. It's not like being governor of Ohio, where you can hop on a plane, campaign in Iowa, and get home for supper.
But that's just wrong. She should have instead continued to serve Alaska, face down the Commiecrat creeps there, and retire with honor (does Alaska have term limits? I'm not sure.). Frankly, she should pass 2012 and focus on 2016.
She is also free to speak about ENERGY! And coming on the heels of Cap and Trade passing the House, it's a perfect opportunity.
She could have done that as Governor of Alaska even better.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at July 03, 2009 03:29 PM (ujg0T)

345 R.I.P - G.O.P

There's no one who can inspire, only some dishwater wonks.

America's Thatcher won't happen for us, and Allahpundit can pretend all he wants while he's shovelling jelly donuts to Meghan that some "wonk" will somehow inspire the squishy middle.

Last man standing is not a strategy

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 03:29 PM (0Lv+U)

346 Perhaps she did ask
for help. Do you think that the liberals who have control of the
Republican Party right now would actually help her?


Hell no, in fact they helped to tear her down, because she wasn't one of them, a part of the elitist beltway blue blood dinner party crowd. She was a pain in the ass to them, espousing conservative beliefs and all.

Which is why, repeat after me:


SEND THEM NOT ONE RED CENT !!!!

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 03:29 PM (AoS9J)

347 Is there anything better than an intimate evening with a slightly overripe cucumber, a can of Crisco and a 6 pack of wine coolers?


I think not, partisans. I think not.

Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 03:30 PM (VDj74)

348 It's over. Sarah, we hardly knew ye.
But if she is leaving politics, she's smart. Who would want to wade in that cesspool?

Posted by: sauropod at July 03, 2009 03:30 PM (r45p0)

349 The real smoking gun is that Sarah Palin offed Michael Jackson.

My God, it's all becoming clear now.

Posted by: alexthechick at July 03, 2009 03:30 PM (3LxE8)

350 I like and admire Sarah Palin, the woman. I think she is UNconventional, so conventional wisdom just doesn't get her.

I'm waiting until the dust settles, but I have faith in her.

Posted by: goddessoftheclassroom at July 03, 2009 03:30 PM (cojWg)

351 The media pecking order

Iran < Michael Jackson < Sarah Palin

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 03:31 PM (iTt2X)

352 Why is everyone so convinced that she isn't going to go after Lisa Murkowski? The Senate did wonders for Hillary, transforming her from First Lady to serious Presidential contender and Sec of State. The policy shots at Palin-as-Veep were based on her isolation from national politics.

If she really want's to be more than a hockey mom from rural America, she needs to get some street cred. The Senate looks doable and sets her up for 2016 or even 2020 (when she'll be 56 years old). For any number of reasons 2012 is impossible, and this resignation makes it impossible-er. But depending on Obama's future, 2016 (2 Obama terms) or 2020 (2 terms for Romney) and a sucessful Senate career could make her a very strong contender.

Posted by: Kevin Murphy at July 03, 2009 03:31 PM (roJck)

353 326
George W.Bush was called the Devil Incarnate for 8 years. His
daughters were called cheap drunk sluts. His wife was called a
Stepford automaton.He had what it took for the big chair. Can Palin claim the same now?

I think the point is that she literally had to spend too much time defending these lawsuits. It isn't just about the strain (and, sorry, even GWB didn't suffer this much, not even close) it's about the time and distraction. You can't govern and defend against the endless lawsuits, there aren't enough hours in the day.

Still, I don't think she'll run for POTUS. I think she'll lay low, emerge as a Fox News contributor in time for the 2010 elections and then maybe have a TV show.

Posted by: AmishDude at July 03, 2009 03:31 PM (FWbHu)

354 (doing a shot for Sarah Palin)
feel free to join me folks.

Posted by: Anti-Harkonnen Freedom Fighter at July 03, 2009 03:31 PM (5r0Tz)

355 "If frivolous lawsuits are fair play, then every last dem candidate at
all levels needs to be attacked in court by foamed-mouth
constitutionalist wackos continuously."
Outstanding idea. Could we not start up an AOS run and fun frivolous ethics charge attack squadron? I'm down with this, all I need is a bit of legal guidance. We got any lawyers out in AOS land?


Posted by: buster mcDissenter at July 03, 2009 03:32 PM (k8MRc)

356 I can't see where it will end, but....she has reasons and plans we don't know about.
Still have to ask her to run.
Go, Sarah, go!!

Posted by: Who Knows at July 03, 2009 03:32 PM (7FgWm)

357 If the ethics complaint process is so abusive, are Alaskans trying to change it?

Posted by: KG at July 03, 2009 03:32 PM (EHImH)

358 The only thing that I know for certain right now is that never again will you see a Presidential candidate run without taking the gloves off from the start. Every campaign will be a dirty, eyeball-scratching, kick 'em in the nuts affair.

It's on like Donkey Kong.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 03, 2009 03:32 PM (btril)

359
There is only one Obama in a generation.



Phew, thank god for that. However as history has shown there is also a Stalin, a Hitler, a Mao, a Castro and a Pol Pot in every generation.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 03:33 PM (AoS9J)

360 I highly doubt theres any scandal in the offing.The media and dnc investigators have done everything from going through her garbage,to hacking into email accounts,to bribing kids at her daughters high school with cash and ipods,for anything,anything scandalous at all.When they couldnt find any thing they went ridiculous with rumours,exaggerations and just flinging any shit out there they could hoping it would stick.

Posted by: james at July 03, 2009 03:33 PM (3/GXy)

361 It's over. You can't resign from a governorship and then run for higher office.

You know, that may be fine conventional wisdom, and you may be right, but the conventional wisdom's been taking quite a beating lately. A man with Barack Obama's background and history should never have stood a chance of winning the presidency. And here we are.

So maybe this is the end of Palin, and if it is, there are going to be hard feelings like I never expected, but I'm going to sit back and wait and see now before I write her epitaph.

Posted by: Kensington at July 03, 2009 03:33 PM (ZqTlA)

362
The governor is leaving office with the state in better shape than it was in when she took office. The frivolous ethics lawsuits are a paralyzing distraction that are bad for her, her family, her office, and the state of Alaska. There is no shame or disgrace in leaving office under these conditions.

It will be child's play for her to write a nasty book that bares the demonic faces of the savages nipping at her heels since she arrived onto the national stage. People will buy and read her book, and the effect will mortally wound the MSM.

Posted by: MikeO at July 03, 2009 03:33 PM (hz67i)

363 So Goldberg drove Palin from office eh?

Posted by: Iblis at July 03, 2009 03:33 PM (BpwKy)

364 The Republican party hasn't been in this bad a shape since Watergate. There is now no compelling leadership. Mitt Romney as the de facto frontrunner? We're fucked.

Posted by: Ombudsman at July 03, 2009 03:34 PM (fWF4Q)

365 We got any lawyers out in AOS land?

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA now that's a funny question.

Posted by: alexthechick at July 03, 2009 03:34 PM (3LxE8)

366 334

I think MSM, republican "elite" and libtards won. They destroyed
her. Especially when you have republican insiders hard core campaigning
against you, you don't have a chance. They can all breathe easy now.
Hope they're happy.

I pray to God everything is okay with her family and their health. I'm simply devastated. Just crushed.

Posted by: Adrienne at July 03, 2009 03:27 PM (Fv3gd)

Agreed. She was doing sucha great job crushing media fucks like letterman and the vanity fair article too.......fuckin eh.
(doign another shot for sarah palin)and im not accepting the legal bills arg - SarahPAC could have raised enough.

Posted by: Anti-Harkonnen Freedom Fighter at July 03, 2009 03:34 PM (5r0Tz)

367 Palin should start wearing the c*nt shirt to all media appearances, just to drive home the point of what she has been subjected to.

Posted by: Xander Crews at July 03, 2009 03:34 PM (Aac1T)

368 @359

Or, we'll never see another Republican president, because they just don't seem to have the balls to do the necessary fighting.

Posted by: Kensington at July 03, 2009 03:35 PM (ZqTlA)

369 366

sigh, yes.

Posted by: Anti-Harkonnen Freedom Fighter at July 03, 2009 03:35 PM (5r0Tz)

370 It's over. You can't resign from a governorship and then run for higher office.
Bullshit. You guys need to listen to her speech before going off on this we're doomed stuff. She sounded like she was getting ready for the big fight.

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 03:35 PM (OxUet)

371 I am placing bets on the 2012 President. Anyone want to place some money on Romney vs Palin?

Posted by: wHodat at July 03, 2009 03:35 PM (+sBB4)

372 The shock has worn off.

She is running in 2012.

Alaska is too far away and is infested with vipers.

She was trapped there.

Now she can freely travel the Country and the World speaking her mind without reservation.

Heck, she can even drop in on Andi for a spot of tea.

Posted by: eman at July 03, 2009 03:35 PM (fpywm)

373 She brings up the slams against Trig as being a reason her kids wanted her to do something. "It's been in the works for awhile." Said that her trips to visit the troops was a factor.

Nice finish. "Don't explain - your friends don't need it, and your enemies won't believe it anyway."

So basically Andrew Sullivan's freakish obsession with her uterus and down syndrome baby etc drove her to leave the office to protect her family.

Right on you pathetic piece of shit Andy!

Posted by: Topsecretk9 at July 03, 2009 03:35 PM (TOg+s)

374 I hope her son is alright.

Posted by: me at July 03, 2009 03:36 PM (7/syK)

375 "Oh, Who is John Galt?!"

Posted by: dagny at July 03, 2009 03:37 PM (fjjeU)

376 What ever happened to the screw the media project??? We need to get that going ...

And NEVER SAY libturds have WON. If they do "win", it is only by cheating or destroying people.

They're all in my gunsight now. I will campaign for any conservative day and night, and dig up any and all dirt on their opponents. This is fucking war.

Posted by: incognito at July 03, 2009 03:37 PM (qON3z)

377 Funny all of the females on here see this as a good thing and the males don't. thank God we outnumber the males...lol

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 03:37 PM (zplc6)

378 The idea that you canít step down as governor and recover your political career strikes me as silly, and an extension of the spin that the MSM will be trying to put front and center over the weekend.

Now, Iím not speculating as to the reason Palin is abdicating, but as far as it being held against her I can easily imagine the following scenario:

The press spends the next 3 days building up a frenzy over wild theories of scandals or not being able to take the heat or whatever, while Palin says nothing.

Then early next week she does an interview (much covered), where she says, ďIíve always believed that a governor should represent all of her constituents and as such shouldnít get too embroiled in heated partisan issues. But, Iíve found it impossible to stay off the battlefield at this time in our history, with issues being debated which will have long term effects on the American culture, constitutional limits, the relationship of the government to the people and the viability of the United States as an economic leader.

There arenít enough people on our side willing to do the heavy lifting required to defeat the statistís agenda, and time was of the essence. I couldnít wait for the next election cycle and I couldnít worry about whether my views were shared by a majority of Alaskans.Ē

Then she does rallies, writes op-eds, does the talk radio circuit, Fox News, speaking engagementsÖbasically becoming a full-time talking head. And for at least the rest of the year, anytime she gets asked if sheís going to run for president, only answers, ďI will if I have to.Ē

Posted by: Shaun Stuart at July 03, 2009 03:37 PM (JTd0h)

379 Is there anything better than an intimate evening with a slightly
overripe cucumber, a can of Crisco and a 6 pack of wine coolers?
I think not, partisans. I think not.




I hope you'll be leaving at least one hand free to play your marathon session of World Of Warcraft. Wouldn't want some emo hipster somewhere committing suicide bcause they didn't get their dose of palin steele for the evening.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 03:37 PM (AoS9J)

380 She's been playing the victim card a little too often for my tastes. Boo fucking hoo.

Posted by: query_tool at July 03, 2009 03:37 PM (YLfWX)

381 I think she'll lay low, emerge as a Fox News contributor in time for the 2010 elections and then maybe have a TV show.



Now thereís an idea. Perhaps she could do an of CBS and ABC News anchors and then do some creative editing of her own.

But maybe she wouldnít have to do any editing. Those stupid clowns would do an epic fail on their own.

Posted by: Vic at July 03, 2009 03:37 PM (5ynkO)

382 guys, listen ... I could MAYBE be tempted into sex with Sarah Palin if she barked orders at me rapidly while Todd Palin and my dorm roomate gently encouraged me.

Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 03:37 PM (VDj74)

383 I see one obvious problem with Alaska's ethics laws - if she was successful, she should have been allowed to recover her costs in defending from the bitches who brought the complaints.

Posted by: the real joe at July 03, 2009 03:38 PM (gue3j)

384 She's leaving public life. She'll be with me.

Posted by: John Galt at July 03, 2009 03:38 PM (ss/5J)

385 114
Sarah to concentrate on doing things for Alaska and the country she can't do as governor

OK that's idiotic.

If she wants a political future she can't resign mid-term and flutter off to some other political ambition

...like BHO?

Posted by: Percopius at July 03, 2009 03:38 PM (oRERN)

386 For all the sob sisters lamenting this terrible event, do you believe Sarah made this decision in isolation? Of course not. She has been advised rightly or wrongly that this is the best course of action at this point in time. Let's give her a chance and see what the future brings.
Whining and moaning will not effect the future, but after the Tampon Brigade and Faggot Media finishes their hit jobs, we can look at the effect and more properly gauge the endresult. This could be judged a brilliant move or something less, and only time will tell.

Posted by: Fish at July 03, 2009 03:39 PM (FnA4R)

387 377
What ever happened to the screw the media project??? We need to get that going ...

It's working just fine. Everytime another newspaper fails, an angel gets its wings.

Posted by: AmishDude at July 03, 2009 03:39 PM (FWbHu)

388 I think this last crap from the McCain staffers may have been the last straw. She may have just seen that the future would only bring more of the same from so-called Republicans and decided it wasn't worth it.

Posted by: Deanna at July 03, 2009 03:39 PM (bg/3n)

389 I think the point is that she literally had to spend too much time defending these lawsuits. It isn't just about the strain (and, sorry, even GWB didn't suffer this much, not even close) it's about the time and distraction. You can't govern and defend against the endless lawsuits, there aren't enough hours in the day.Still, I don't think she'll run for POTUS. I think she'll lay low, emerge as a Fox News contributor in time for the 2010 elections and then maybe have a TV show.
Isn't spending time defending against lawsuits what lawyers are for? I'm sure it was a distraction, but given the number of times she's been on TV and in print, it's hard to believe she was that pressed for time.
And if she was, it's probably for the best that she won't be running for higher office. I'm sure we haven't heard the last from her, but this is hard to comprehend.
My completely uninformed guess? The shotgun approach worked, and one of the manyethics complaints (most of which were ridiculous)was going to stick.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at July 03, 2009 03:39 PM (rf03a)

390 She's been playing the victim card a little too often for my tastes. Boo fucking hoo.

Posted by: query_tool at July 03, 2009 03:37 PM (YLfWX)
Fucking tool.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 03:39 PM (ss/5J)

391 Wow.

Now I know the reason I want to mow you all down with a .30-06...you all seem to think that you know something that others don't.

Note to everyone: Do not underestimate people. They will do things that surprise you.

Posted by: Pipe Barackage at July 03, 2009 03:39 PM (Z9IOH)

392
So basically Andrew Sullivan's freakish obsession with her uterus and
down syndrome baby etc drove her to leave the office to protect her
family.



Right on you pathetic piece of shit Andy!




Right. And on the plus-side of this, Andy's about to take a major hit in blog traffic.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 03:39 PM (AoS9J)

393 Moloch@341
It seems appropriate. Die in a fire.

Posted by: Methos at July 03, 2009 03:39 PM (LxYp2)

394 Besides MSM wanting to further discredit her even now, and attacking this as a ploy (or whatever), they also want to take credit for getting rid of her.

MSM wants credit for selecting Barry, and for getting rid of other powerful people. All praise MSM. Helen Thomas is upset that Obama is not letting her questions get asked ... MSM is supposed to rule.

Posted by: bill at July 03, 2009 03:39 PM (XzFO1)

395 Convinces a Senator to resign, new governor appoints her (Palin-American Liberty Party), works on legal reform?

Posted by: t-bird at July 03, 2009 03:40 PM (FcR7P)

396
Simple framing:

1. She cleaned-up the corruption

2. She got the gas pipeline deal

3. Continuing in the job while fighting the frivolous ethics lawsuits is good for her but bad for Alaska

She didn't quit. She fell on her sword because it was the best thing she could do for Alaska under the circumstances.

Posted by: MikeO at July 03, 2009 03:40 PM (hz67i)

397 Don't fricking panick. I was expecting this.

First, you had the coordinated attacks on Palin through McCain's people, probably also Romney's, and the Media (but I repeat myself).

Next, you have the tyranny of distance. It's easy to run for President from Illiniois, which is central to the country. Like Geo Beach said, it's TOUGHER IN ALASKA. The huge distances make it impossible to run and be Governor.

She's running.

And please, "it's over" what BS. Obama won on being Black, the "Magical Negro," and not-Bush. That was enough. To make him the fricking unicorn riding messiah when he's Jeremiah Wright only dumber, and dressed up in "moderate" clothes. Obama is fricking up the nation, and creating huge fractures, that the White Middle Class will have nowhere to turn but their own identity politics, as Obama was SWPL identity politics central in 2007-8.

It takes a lot of money, time, and organization to run for President. Obama had ACORN. Palin has to build hers from scratch.

Having a minimal record as Governor, and being in the spotlight a lot, offering critiques but avoiding tough calls sure to alienate people is a winning strategy. See Obama. What middle class Whites will want, after four years of Obama-ruination and Jeremiah Wright in the White House is a sense of trust. Someone who is by virtue of their identity, trusted. Not policy prescriptions, or any of that because that's not what wins elections.

What the hell did Bush stand for, exactly, in 2000 or 2004? He was just the more appealing personality over robotic, "punish the wicked middle class" Gore, tribune of SWPL, and haughty aristo Kerry who wanted to know if you had any Grey Poupon.

Palin's running. It's her vs. Huck. Mitt is beloved of the insiders, and the McCainiacs as the next in line. But he's not going anywhere. Reagan's gone, but the best thing we got is Palin.

This is the best news all day. She's got nearly four years to raise money. Four years to raise a grass roots organization. Four years to be in Iowa and New Hampshire. Four years to offer non-stop criticism of Obama without having to be responsible for tough decisions. This is how it's done in the modern era.

If there were a marital or other scandal, rest assured Mitt and McCain's people would have released it already. They went after her because they know she's running for President.

Posted by: whiskey at July 03, 2009 03:40 PM (L03mw)

398 plus Andrea Mitchell just reported that)

That partisan tool? I dont care what she says. I wouldn't spit in her face if her nose was on fire.

Posted by: Ombudsman at July 03, 2009 03:41 PM (fWF4Q)

399 Hey palin_steele: NOBODY GIVES A FUCK WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY.

She can still run in 2012. The reason for leaving office is because it was better for Alaska. She didn't do it for herself. She did it for the state she is governing. Kudos to Sarah!

Posted by: incognito at July 03, 2009 03:41 PM (qON3z)

400 Goldberg says "This not my fault!"

True. But acting like an ass is.

Posted by: West at July 03, 2009 03:41 PM (Rupsw)

401 144 It's too bad there's never been another person who resigned his first national-level government job in order to be President...

Posted by: Percopius at July 03, 2009 03:41 PM (oRERN)

402 Now I know the reason I want to mow you all down with a .30-06

Say that to me from within 500 yards.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 03:41 PM (ss/5J)

403 she may still be involved in national politics though, perhaps eventually taking over the RNC



Thats probably the most sensible thing I've seen you post yet and I actually agree.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 03:41 PM (AoS9J)

404 The folks here who are saying this is a mortal political wound didn't like her anyway.

Posted by: Beto The Elder at July 03, 2009 03:41 PM (F1b/5)

405 I don't have a problem with this. If all the bullshit going against her in Alaska was hurting her ability to govern then she did the right thing. Now she doesn't have to worry about complaints or running for gov again.
She is free to do and say whatever she wants. I think she will run for president in 2012. By then, the country will be so fucked up people will be starving for someone with common sense running.
I don't think she "quit" on Alaska. Her poll numbers are still good and she's doing what's right and good for her family and Alaska.

Posted by: Jubal Anderson Early at July 03, 2009 03:42 PM (k7Xlb)

406 Sorry but you don't quit by saying your enemies pushed you out and then say, "promote me to a really tough job".

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 03:23 PM

Drew, I hope you don't start trying to sell us on some "well, that's all we've got" squishbags like Pawlenty.

Andrea Obama Mitchell is creaming her panties on reports that Sarah is leaving politics altogether to pursue the private sector.

I hope Sarah comes back privately to reign agony and destruction on those who drove her out. I'll be behind her all the way.

To those who are rejoicing. Victories can be very phyrric

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 03:42 PM (0Lv+U)

407 Is there anything more sexy than a sweaty 13 year old boy? Boy do I love summer!

Posted by: poon at July 03, 2009 03:42 PM (i31Zq)

408 The bad guys win. Fuck this, I'm done.

Posted by: Jones at July 03, 2009 03:43 PM (YSqbQ)

409 Fork...Palin...some assembly required.

There are a lot of things you can come back from in American politics but being a quitter (real or perceived) is not one of them.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 03:43 PM (iTt2X)

410 I guarantee she did this to stop the endless Andrew Sullivanizing of her family: (via Malkin)

Chuck Heath, Palinís brother, on FNC talking about incessant attacks. Very emotional. ďItís weighed on her a long time.Ē Couldnít effectively govern when having to defend herself against attacks.

and she tweets:

We'll soon attach info on decision to not seek re-election...this is in Alaska's best interest, my family's happy...it is good, stay tuned

Posted by: Topsecretk9 at July 03, 2009 03:43 PM (TOg+s)

411 Always take advantage of a good crisis -- she probably knows more about what our present administration and its lackey congress and courts had in store for her state as well as her. Let someone else -- namely the Dems or rinos, take the blame for the fiasco that will become Alaska, perhaps? Resigning due to consceintous objection? (after all, the governors are losing power to the federal government almost daily) Why sit there, hands tied, and watch your state and your people under your watch suffer?
From a personal pov, the baby Trig has been the center of some very loathesome attacks -- it has bordered on something more appropriate for 1936 Germany than the present day U.S. "The thing that should have been aborted", and much worse -- that's her baby these creatures are speaking of, and his destruction they have been sniggering over. A baby -- we (Americansin general who have allowed such things)have become as bad as the schultzstaffel and those who either looked the other way or tacitly agreed with them. Who in their right mind would want to put up with the sort of people who think that way? How many death threats did Trig recieve?

Posted by: unknown jane at July 03, 2009 03:43 PM (EpmMs)

412 401
Goldberg says "This not my fault!"True. But acting like an ass is.

Jonah, your shitstorm is just starting.

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 03:44 PM (0Lv+U)

413 "George W.Bush was called the Devil Incarnate for 8 years. His
daughters were called cheap drunk sluts. His wife was called a
Stepford automaton.

He had what it took for the big chair. Can Palin claim the same now?" But GW didnt have to pay a dime for frivolous lawsuits and ethics complaints.Her family is already facing half a million dollars in legal fees(even though they won every case),and they arent the usual filthy rich prominent polictician.And we all know the dems would never stop with these"complaints".Is it worth it to stay governor if your millions in debt at the end of 1 term?We are fighting against the dirtiest mf's their are.

Posted by: james at July 03, 2009 03:44 PM (3/GXy)

414 Poon: How ironic ... isn't that what ALL the DEMOCRATS wanted to do in Iraq?

LMAO!!!

Posted by: incognito at July 03, 2009 03:44 PM (qON3z)

415 your marathon session of World Of Warcraft

Is that what the new generation calls it? I always liked our older generation's humor in coming up with euphemisms for masturbation.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 03, 2009 03:44 PM (btril)

416 @369 "Or, we'll never see another Republican president, because they just don't seem to have the balls to do the necessary fighting."

Oh good grief. Politics is cyclical. To think that the GOP is done forever is abject nonsense. Apparently the fact that since Reagan's presidency the GOP held the high office five out of eight times (seven of nine since Nixon) apparently means nothing. After Reagan's two landslide victories the Dems were making the same "Democrats are doomed!" noises; yet they got Bill Clinton in the aftermath of a tepid Bush I presidency.

If things truly go as horrendous as is forecast under the Obama years, then look for a reactionary election cycle which will do him in. Just because the next reigning GOP candidate isn't a clear pick yet doesn't mean he/she doesn't exist on the horizon.

Posted by: Capt. Numbstick at July 03, 2009 03:44 PM (voIlD)

417 Sarah Palin will NOT run for presidency...I guarantee it
Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 03:37 PM
You guarantee is as valid as a crack ho's promise of a clean cooter.

Posted by: Fish at July 03, 2009 03:44 PM (FnA4R)

418 It's finally becoming painfully obvious what GOP elites like Frum, Brooks, et al. have known since the beginning: Palin is a fraud.

It'll soak in. Give it time.

And we move on.

Back to principles: we are the Party of business. Period.

Posted by: Moloch at July 03, 2009 03:44 PM (w+6bX)

419 Cut and Run!Not much of a strategy.

Posted by: poon at July 03, 2009 03:42 PM (i31Zq)
You're right, poon. Pulling your quid and eating Cheetostm in your grandma's basement is far superior. Shut the fuck up.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 03:44 PM (ss/5J)

420 397

Simple framing:

1. She cleaned-up the corruption

2. She got the gas pipeline deal

3. Continuing in the job while fighting the frivolous ethics lawsuits is good for her but bad for Alaska

She didn't quit. She fell on her sword because it was the best thing she could do for Alaska under the circumstances.


Posted by: MikeO at July 03, 2009 03:40 PM (hz67i)

i agree that's about as good a face you can put on the short term choice to resign. Sarah needs to get some people on Fox saying that instead of journos on the phone crucifying her.

Posted by: Anti-Harkonnen Freedom Fighter at July 03, 2009 03:44 PM (5r0Tz)

421 Romney just died because on Fox two partisan dhimmirat reporters tried beating on Palin and one endorsed Romney.

There you have it the favorite of the lemmings is Romney confirming what I thought about all the 2008 GOP candidates. All of them were losers except for Thompson who was a sacrifice to the right but had no desire to win it.
I doubt she will leave politics.

Posted by: Thomas Jackson at July 03, 2009 03:44 PM (B8gqF)

422 She's downshifting, getting ready to punch it.

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 03:45 PM (OxUet)

423 She's been playing the victim card a little too often for my tastes. Boo fucking hoo.


Keep in mind this a Sarah Palin thread, not a Hillary Rodham Clinton thread, just in case you've lost your way through the intertubes.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 03:45 PM (AoS9J)

424
Blazer: I hope you'll be leaving at least one hand free
to play your marathon session of World Of Warcraft.



Bite me. PS couldn't handle WoW ... game requires you to think. Don't insult us by assuming he's one of us.



Blazer: Wouldn't want some
emo hipster somewhere committing suicide bcause they didn't get their
dose of palin steele for the evening.


Slice Down, not across. Across is for show, down is for go!


Posted by: Kristopher at July 03, 2009 03:45 PM (Jjzb5)

425 "It's ironic that her popularity as a politician made her so much money that she can now retire from politics in style."
Yes, it's a shame she doesn't have a pet writer to pen fake autobiographies replete with bogus nautical terminology in order to raise cash while memorizing marxist economic theory.

Posted by: buster mcDissenter at July 03, 2009 03:45 PM (k8MRc)

426 All I can say is WTF? Our 2nd in command up here (Sean Parnell) is a totally spine-less wuss.Please, God ..... send us a real conservative leader!

Posted by: Hvy Mtl Hntr at July 03, 2009 03:45 PM (nki7b)

427 From The Corner:
Just in the Very, Very, Very Slim Chance this Was My Fault.... [Jonah Goldberg]
I'm gonna need to write "A Letter To Barack Obama."I'm sorry, that's funny right there.

Posted by: AmishDude at July 03, 2009 03:46 PM (FWbHu)

428 Who touted Andrea Mitchell as a source of the fact that she isn't running for prez???? Andrea Mitchell is married to Greenspan, stopped listening to anything she says years ago, her own personal judgment, IMHO is questionable since she married him.

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 03:46 PM (zplc6)

429 I don't have a problem with this. If all the bullshit going against her in Alaska was hurting her ability to govern then she did the right thing. Now she doesn't have to worry about complaints or running for gov again.
But that just encourages the Commiecrat Smear Machine further. They did this to Newt, inventing frivolous charges until one somehow stuck, now they are doing it to Sarah.
What can we do? Create a smear machine of our own? Attack the Commiecrats?

Posted by: Curmudgeon at July 03, 2009 03:46 PM (ujg0T)

430 incognito,

It seems unlikely many Republicans will get behind Palin's bid to Cut and Run if that's her plan.

I think she's just retiring from politics so she and her family can enjoy their new found wealth.

Posted by: poon at July 03, 2009 03:46 PM (i31Zq)

431 squishbags
Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 03:42 PM (0Lv+U)


Here's the thing, when you bail out in the middle of your term because things are getting tough kind of prevents you from calling other people 'squishbags' or even being compared favorably to those who might be called that.

On a human level I understand doing this but politics isn't about humanity on any level.

BTW-Stuart Varney is to Palin as Matthews is to Obama. Good lord man, remove your lips from her ass.

(ok, I don't mean that literally. I would never advise any one to that way in a literal sense but you know what I mean.)

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 03:47 PM (iTt2X)

432 The Palin crowds will be larger than a Michael Jackson concert

Posted by: wHodat at July 03, 2009 03:47 PM (+sBB4)

433 Don't fricking panick. I was expecting this.First, you had the coordinated attacks on Palin through McCain's people, probably also Romney's, and the Media (but I repeat myself).Next, you have the tyranny of distance. It's easy to run for President from Illiniois, which is central to the country. Like Geo Beach said, it's TOUGHER IN ALASKA. The huge distances make it impossible to run and be Governor.She's running.
Dude... she's done. And no, you weren't expecting this- no one was.
She can't run for President after resigning as governor becauseshewas under too much pressure. That won't fly.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at July 03, 2009 03:47 PM (rf03a)

434 413
401
Goldberg says "This not my fault!"True. But acting like an ass is.

Jonah, your shitstorm is just starting.


Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 03:44 PM (0Lv+U)

yea i think Jonah was a douche for piling on with Kraut adn Vanity. Poor form, irrelevant of the merits of his "suggestions"and now, Huck is on the phone on FOX analyzing this? WTF?

Posted by: Anti-Harkonnen Freedom Fighter at July 03, 2009 03:47 PM (5r0Tz)

435 It's not feasible to be a national politician and be in Alaska... never mind with a family...

Posted by: phreshone at July 03, 2009 03:48 PM (wQx2m)

436 The exceptionalism of Palin apparent again.

She realizes that the attacks on her - and they have been profoundly unfair, viscous, and legally expensive - detract too much for her and her administration to function optimally. What does someone with integrity do when you realize you cannot move forward under those conditions, conditions that will not change and can only hurt the extended family that is an administration? You fall on your sword and sacrifice yourself so that the bigger plan can proceed.

If you live and die politics, you hang on and waste time, money, and effort to protect your turf. If you don't and are rational, you yield that ground and look for better terms to wage the bigger war.

Palin has my vote, money, and support whether she runs again or not. She's exactly the kind of individual I want representing me. The shame of it all is that by the Left and the Right trying to destroy her, we're going to get the same level of performance we've come to despise from our government.

Eat up, everyone. Your shit sandwich just got that much tastier.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at July 03, 2009 03:48 PM (rZ235)

437 Back to principles: we are the Party of business. Period.
Oh puhleeze, that thinking gave us comprehensive POS amnesty and bridges to nowhere. You greedheads just don't get it, do you?

Posted by: Curmudgeon at July 03, 2009 03:48 PM (ujg0T)

438

All of you Palin critics would fold like a cheap suit if you had to deal with one-tenth of the shit that Sarah has endured.

Good luck Sarah. You still have my support and admiration.

Posted by: Tinian at July 03, 2009 03:49 PM (7+pP9)

439 It seems unlikely many Republicans will get behind Palin's bid to Cut and Run if that's her plan.

Posted by: poon at July 03, 2009 03:46 PM (i31Zq)
I don't know about that. Your parents seem to be behind your plan to be a worthless piece of shit. Anything can happen.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 03:49 PM (ss/5J)

440 "The Palin crowds will be larger than a Michael Jackson concert" - whodat

dream on, partisaned winger. Michael Jackson is the biggest thing EVER and I LOVED him and I don't know why that BASTARD didn't invite ME to his Neverland Ranch for some JESUS JUICE and unpartisaned butt sex!!!

Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 03:49 PM (VDj74)

441 Just watched her speech.

She is running in 2012.

"Luke, you've turned off your targeting computer!"

Posted by: eman at July 03, 2009 03:50 PM (fpywm)

442 [try harder moby]

Posted by: Moloch at July 03, 2009 03:50 PM (w+6bX)

443 BTW-On the off chance my post on Goldberg's column had anything to do with this....you might want to start showing a little more respect. Just in case. You know, better safe than sorry and all that.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 03:50 PM (iTt2X)

444 If (and that is a big if) we survive as a country until 2012 the Republicans could run a half dead goat against the ďOneĒ and win. That is providing the ĎOneĒ does not come up with an LBJ speech (I will no seekÖ.).

The key is ďwho will the Republicans runĒ and will they fix the BS primary rules?

I will NOT vote for another damn squishy R just because they are not ďas badĒ as the Dem.

Posted by: Vic at July 03, 2009 03:50 PM (5ynkO)

445 Note how Huck answered the why do Dems attack her, what about the DNC making fun of her today line:

He referred to the DNC as int he PAST TENSE being afraid of her.

"Oh, I think they were always afraid of her, because she had...blah blah blah"

i dont think its very fair to let Huck frame this on Fox as he is her rival.

Posted by: Anti-Harkonnen Freedom Fighter at July 03, 2009 03:50 PM (5r0Tz)

446 It's finally becoming painfully obvious what GOP elites like Frum, Brooks, et al. have known since the beginning: Palin is a fraud.It'll soak in. Give it time.And we move on. Back to principles: we are the Party of business. Period
Your Moby skills are severely lacking.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at July 03, 2009 03:51 PM (rf03a)

447 Here's the thing, when you bail out in the middle of your term because things are getting tough kind of prevents you from calling other people 'squishbags' or even being compared favorably to those who might be called that.
Who the hell said anything was getting tough for her. SHE SAID, to paraphrase, the fights she has to fight will take away from her time to be an effective governor. Shesaid she's notdoing business as usual, drawing a paycheck while(running for office). Listen to her speech.

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 03:51 PM (OxUet)

448 I want to snuggle with Barney Frank and have him whisper slobbery sweet nothings in my ear.

Posted by: query_tool at July 03, 2009 03:51 PM (YLfWX)

449 Varney is reading a DNC statement. Why do those assholes feel compelled to release a statement with the usual partisan sniping? Not like it's going to be a revelation. And why does Fox news feel compelled to read it?

Yeah, Drew. Stuart is embarrassing.

Posted by: Ombudsman at July 03, 2009 03:51 PM (fWF4Q)

450 I think she's just retiring from politics so she and her family can enjoy their new found wealth.



Hey, at least it's honest. At least she's not sticking around for decades robbing the coffers and redirecting the pork back towards herself to become wealthy like most Democrats do.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 03:52 PM (AoS9J)

451 Geez, I wish I could work for her.

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 03:52 PM (OxUet)

452 Maybe she will start a new political party and leave both the dems and the republicans in the dust. This is going to be fun to watch....woo hoo....go Sarah...

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 03:52 PM (zplc6)

453
An Open Letter to Ace, Allahpussy and the rest of the "Palin's done because she quit" crowd:

Ask yourself -- how many terms in the US Senate did Barack Obama complete before running for President, and winning?

If that empty suit can do it, so can a former Governor who's actually accomplished something in her life.

Hugs kisses,
Gran

Posted by: Gran at July 03, 2009 03:52 PM (kmmbv)

454 palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 03:49 PM (VDj74)

You AND poon at the same time. Why do you two keep breathing my air and flapping your cocksuckers?

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 03:52 PM (ss/5J)

455 My god, we have THREE professional trolls on this one. The Commiecrats really are on this in full force.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at July 03, 2009 03:52 PM (ujg0T)

456 I simply don't understand why she is resigning.

Dealing with constant criticism is a part of holding public office, and I think she's tough enough for THAT at least. NO WAY is she quitting her job because of some shitty magazine hit piece.

If she doesn't want to hold public office again, fine. . .she doesn't have to. But why can't she finish out her term?

Something is up here. . .

Posted by: looking closely at July 03, 2009 03:53 PM (KNy97)

457 KHAAAAAAN!!!!!!!

Posted by: Sir Elliot at July 03, 2009 03:54 PM (DUNS7)

458 Just watched her speech.
I hope others do the same before jumping to any further conclusions.
She is running in 2012.
I agree."Luke, you've turned off your targeting computer!"
Perfect.

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 03:54 PM (OxUet)

459 They were enjoying life before they "found" any "wealth."

Posted by: mare at July 03, 2009 03:54 PM (X1fsj)

460
@449

Right... but it's OK with you and the other libtards for Obambi to show off his moobs at every beach he goes to?


Posted by: Gran at July 03, 2009 03:54 PM (kmmbv)

461 HAHAHAHAHAH MSNBC was running stupid programming all day, they had to scramble and get someone in. My friend said "oo let's see if MSNBC is on this, let's listen to the people who really hate Sarah Palin"

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 03:54 PM (zplc6)

462 Huck knows his Presidential dreams just vanished

Posted by: wHodat at July 03, 2009 03:54 PM (+sBB4)

463 @417 Captain Numbstick- "If things truly go as horrendous as is forecast under the Obama years,
then look for a reactionary election cycle which will do him in. Just
because the next reigning GOP candidate isn't a clear pick yet doesn't
mean he/she doesn't exist on the horizon."
Ah, a needed blast of perpective. Well done, cap'n.


Posted by: buster mcDissenter at July 03, 2009 03:54 PM (k8MRc)

464
My god, we have THREE professional trolls on this one. The Commiecrats really are on this in full force.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at July 03, 2009 03:52 PM (ujg0T)
This is gonna cost me.

Posted by: David Axelrod at July 03, 2009 03:54 PM (ss/5J)

465 Operation Pipewrench. Now more than ever.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 03, 2009 03:54 PM (btril)

466
Okay, but why make a speech with goats and chickens?

I thought she learned her lesson with the turkey? No, not McCain, the turkey that was killed behind her while she was at some event.

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 03:54 PM (UU3J6)

467 while this is an incredibly risk move, she does get advantages from this:

1. She gets away from having to deal with the endless stream of unwarrented ethics complaints brought by the Democratic shills in Alaska. They weren't going to succeed, but they kept her from focusing on a bigger agenda and spending the needed time.

2. She suddenly has time to take a national role and could be on television every weekend if she wanted in a good way - either fundraising or leading other initiatives...

which brings me to ..

3. What if she takes a big role in attacking the Cap & Trade legislation. It is a huge issue in the national consciousness - one she knows a great deal about and one that public is very skeptical about. It puts her in the national eye, on the right side and in an area where she has great expertise.

A conservative rout for Cap&Trade might also make National healthcare die a quick death.

I think this might be the plan.. but, if she was Governor, she couldn't take the lead on this.

JMO...

Posted by: AlanH at July 03, 2009 03:55 PM (QkzsF)

468 SHE SAID, to paraphrase, the fights she has to fight will take away
from her time to be an effective governor. Shesaid she's notdoing
business as usual, drawing a paycheck while(running for office).
Listen to her speech.
Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 03:51 PM (OxUet)


I did. The presidency is filled with 'distractions' that require you to balance attacks against getting your job done. In fact the Presidency is far more complex and combative than being Governor of Alaska.

If you can not balance the politics, personal attacks and the job you have no business in the big chair.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 03:55 PM (iTt2X)

469 I'll disagree with her critics here. Her problem wasn't her hitting backp Her problem was that she didn't hit back hard enough. She (and McCain) had to come out swinging against the smear campaign immediately and as hard as possible. Her date, without doing that, was determined months ago and this is the fate of any Republican who doesn't take that route.

I supported her from the beginning. The reason I finally turned on McCain is that he didn't do enough to defend her. As hard as it is to say, Axelrod and his crew won this one.

Again, Republicans, take a good long look at this because if you do what McCain did, what Bush did his last few years in power, and what Newt did his final years in power--this is your fate.

Posted by: AD at July 03, 2009 03:55 PM (qvaL9)

470 I think I like Governor Palin even more. I've always thought that anyone who would willingly run for national office was probably a whack job. And the parasitic press are scabs on said whack jobs' asses. So when Power Glutes attacked Trig a light came on--these miserable bastards are disgusting.
In Alaska they handle scum like Randy Andy a little differently. Governor Palin was, perhaps, a little provincial in that regard. When told that she couldn't solve the problem with her trusty Ka-bar, she did what any self-respecting human being would do. She gave a great big middle finger to the lower 48 (and good on her), especially to the metrosexuals in the media, and those who tried to run the McCain campaign.
There is much celebrating and laughter in the Palin house tonight. Shorter Todd--yeah, you betcha, fuck'em.

Posted by: Old Dad at July 03, 2009 03:55 PM (Gn3nw)

471

You guys can continue to project allyour hopes onto this emtpy pants suit.
Anyone who does this is not a serious canidate: http://www.runne




But somehow showing off your fleshy Moobs in a ghey phot-op makes you a serious candidate.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 03:56 PM (AoS9J)

472 The dems are spinning this on MSNBC that she is basically "off her rocker". this will be fun, watching all these dems creating their own mess. They are angry that the announcement was made on July 4th weekend. I think it is a great time, our country's independence is being celebrated and Sarah just announced her independence and the undercurrent was "look out now, here I come"

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 03:56 PM (zplc6)

473 413
401
Goldberg says "This not my fault!"True. But acting like an ass is.Jonah, your shitstorm is just starting.

I don't get all the Jonah hating. His column was pretty tepid in it's criticizing of Palin and pretty much reflects my views on her as well. And I consider myself a Palin supporter. She has gifts and she has weaknesses, but luckily her weaknesses are are all fairly easy to fix.

But after this I wonder.

Posted by: Mśtenloch at July 03, 2009 03:56 PM (bDos2)

474 Mark Simone filling in for Hannity just made a good point. We haven't heard shit about Michael Jackson for two hours. That makes it worth it.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 03:57 PM (ss/5J)

475 410 Fork...Palin...some assembly required.There are a lot of things you can come back from in American politics but being a quitter (real or perceived) is not one of them.
Being a quitter implies she is giving up because she was not succesful with her agenda. She has been VERY successful with what she wanted to do...and left the state in very good stead.
Quit regurgitating the MSNBC talkig points

Posted by: beedubya at July 03, 2009 03:57 PM (AnTyA)

476 You guys can continue to project allyour hopes onto this emtpy pants suit.Anyone who does this is not a serious canidate: http://www.runneFOUR Trolls! How much money does Axelrod have?

Posted by: Curmudgeon at July 03, 2009 03:57 PM (ujg0T)

477 You guys can continue to project allyour hopes onto this emtpy pants suit.
Anyone who does this is not a serious canidate: http://www.runnersworld.com/photo/sarahpalin/home.htmlFirst of all, Palin doesnt wear shapless pant
suits, Secretary of State Cankles does. Sarah has great legs. Also, how is
doing an article in Runners World any worse than Bill Clinton appearing on
Arsenio Hall playing a saxophone?

Posted by: Ombudsman at July 03, 2009 03:57 PM (fWF4Q)

478 I say this as a over 20+ year democrat.. as someone who has voted for Gore, Kerry and very god damned democrat.. people whose names meant nothing to me other than that they had a "D" after their name... I did not vote for Mccain, I voted for SARAH PALIN in 2008.. and 100% I DO NOT REGRET MY VOTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have seen vileness against this middle class mom that I can compare to Hilter's response to his enemies. I am sick of the shit in the undemocratic party.. I am sick of them taking over very god damn industry in this country.. I am sick of NO ONE standing up and fighting for this wonderful country!
Sarah Palin is the first politcian in my lifetime that made me want to vote for a republican! this is the message I am emailing to Governor Sarah Palin.. and I am letting her know there are millions of democrats who consider themselves AMERICANS before democrats.. and they will stand will any man or woman like SARAH PALIN who will PUT AMERICA FIRST!
God Bless America!
God Bless Governor Sarah Palin!

Posted by: johnc -- ex-democrat at July 03, 2009 03:58 PM (ACkhT)

479 I think Palin realized that unless Obama and the Democrats get knocked back hard in the 2010 mid-term elections, there will be no chance in hell she, or anyone not a member of The Democratic Socialist National Progressive Farmers Worker's Party of America will be elected to anything more important than assistant dog-catcher in 2012.

Now or never. America, or something . . . else.

Posted by: filbert at July 03, 2009 03:58 PM (8blDR)

480 I would love Todd Palin's man meat straight in my mouth.

Posted by: poon at July 03, 2009 03:58 PM (i31Zq)

481 Do you blame her? I don't. I blame the nasty bastards on the left but I'm saving my overwhelming disgust for the right. Fuck off you bastards, you were just jealous. Go somewhere and die already.

Posted by: MrsPaulsFishSticks at July 03, 2009 03:58 PM (PBGAP)

482 Huck on FNC...

Hey Sarah's awesome, she reminds me of me. Did you hear that Palin voters? Me and Sarah, kind of the same. Just saying.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 03:58 PM (iTt2X)

483 Ask yourself -- how many terms in the US Senate did Barack Obama complete before running for President, and winning?If that empty suit can do it, so can a former Governor who's actually accomplished something in her life.Hugs kisses,Gran
The difference being that he didn't resign three years before the election.
Had she resigned late 2010 or early 2011 after announcing she was running, then it would be no big deal. Ditto if she announcedshe was resigning to focus on a Senate run.
But now, and for the reasons she cited? Her career as an elected official is, unfortunately,over.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at July 03, 2009 03:59 PM (rf03a)

484
why is this asshole not banned?

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 03:59 PM (UU3J6)

485

@469

Drew -- the attacks against her have been unprecedented. I don't think the Clintons got anything nearly as bad as Palin did, even at the height of Whitewater.

How many ethics complaints does the average president have to spend personal funds on to defend themselves against?

That doesn't sound like a fair comparison to me.

Posted by: Gran at July 03, 2009 03:59 PM (kmmbv)

486 Yeah, Maetenloch, Jonah's the bomb. He brings the shit. Heh. It was a well-considered article, and it addresses a slightly different point that people think.She's much better qualified to be prez than O. What Jonah wants, consciously or not, is the perfect candidate. He (and I) see a chance to have the perfect candidate in Palin. That's not to say she can't win on her current path.

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 03:59 PM (OxUet)

487 I just hope she's not seriously ill.

That's one of the few things I can think of that could explain this.


Posted by: looking closely at July 03, 2009 04:00 PM (KNy97)

488 please delete 481.

Posted by: wHodat at July 03, 2009 04:00 PM (+sBB4)

489 Why would Palin continue being a sitting duck as governor of Alaska? She wasn't just fighting Alaskan Democrats but rather the entire Democratic machine along with the tool-riddenMSM. What the fuck was the upside of her staying on another year?The glory and honor of "completing her term" while fighting another dozen lawsuits andevery other sort of roadblock the Democratswould invariably throwat herandin the process doing an ineffectivejobof both governing and gearing up for 2012? The violence with which the Democrats have gone after her leave no doubt that they seek to destroy her.Why is that? If she were really the cipher they incorrectly claim her to be, why the fuss? Why waste precious time and resources going balls-out against someone you claim to be a non-contender? But the cocksuckers, whoknow a star when they see one,arehorrified of her and are trying to strangle her political career in the crib (with some help from team McDouchebag and various jerk-off conservative "intellectuals"). Palin's career as governor of Alaska was effectively over the minute McEmbalmed chose her as his running mate and she delivered that series of rhetorical hatchets to Obama's empty noggin during her RNC speech. From that moment on she was marked and not just sparring solely with Alaska Democrats in her day job. Maybe she's sick, embroiled in a scandal or just plain tired of it all, but if she wants to be President, she just bought herself room to maneuver.

Posted by: Bill Carson at July 03, 2009 04:00 PM (nwXof)

490 @449 query_tool- Anyone who does this is not a serious canidate:

First anyone who uses the word "canidate" is not a serious person.

Second, "Who wants Frozen Custard?!!"

And, "Hey, screw this governing shit. Let's go get some cheeseburgers, Joe!"

And, "Sit in the preznit's office? Pssssh. I got Leno next week!"

And, "Who cares about unemployment? Did you see where me and my hog flew to NY for a dinner date?"

Next, please.

Posted by: buster mcDissenter at July 03, 2009 04:00 PM (k8MRc)

491 "Only dead fish go with the flow"
If Sarah Palin were on the ballot tomorrow, you betcha I'd vote for her.

Posted by: meleager at July 03, 2009 04:01 PM (Mbz0W)

492 whiskey@398

I'd like to think you're right. I haven't seen the video, so maybe this isn't a capitulation. I still think it's an awfully big deal to walk away from the governor's office mid term. I mean if she shows up for the primary in 2012, I'll do what I can to help, but it's hard to see getting there from here.

Posted by: Methos at July 03, 2009 04:01 PM (LxYp2)

493
She shoulda said, "Together we can face the challenges of our time."

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 04:01 PM (UU3J6)

494 FOUR Trolls! How much money does Axelrod have?

Posted by: Curmudgeon at July 03, 2009 03:57 PM (ujg0T)
Heard of TARP?

Posted by: David Axelrod at July 03, 2009 04:01 PM (ss/5J)

495 Guys, if I put an M80 up my butt and light it, would the explosion stretch my rectum out enough to fit a baseball bat in there?


Cause I'm thinking that might be pretty great.

Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 04:01 PM (VDj74)

496 Didn't read all the comments, but I agree with #1. She's leaving politics.

Posted by: chemjeff at July 03, 2009 04:02 PM (nKA5J)

497
Curmudgeon: My god, we have THREE professional trolls on this one. The Commiecrats really are on this in full force.

Palin unbound.

I can taste their fear.


Posted by: Kristopher at July 03, 2009 04:02 PM (Jjzb5)

498 Boy, this thread is puffing up faster thanthe universe during the inflationary epoch (prior to 10-35 seconds).

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 04:02 PM (OxUet)

499 "Also, don't be surprised if she winds up in front a Grand Jury."

Axelturfer, thy name is Moloch.

If you don't shut it now, I'm coming down to your Michigan Avenue office with some bad intent.

Posted by: buster mcDissenter at July 03, 2009 04:02 PM (k8MRc)

500 How sad that all I can talk about is how much i want Todd Palin to take me for a rough snow mobile ride, then some rough sex in the great outdoors.

Posted by: poon at July 03, 2009 04:03 PM (i31Zq)

501 You're eating crow on this, ace. You spent too much time looking up a stranger's dress. Pussy is pussy.

And here we are.


Posted by: Moloch at July 03, 2009 04:03 PM (w+6bX)

502
shut up you assmunch

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 04:03 PM (UU3J6)

503 FOUR Trolls! How much money does Axelrod have?



The question is, how much money do the Chinese we have, since Axelrods in The Whitehouse now ?

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 04:03 PM (AoS9J)

504 @480 . . . oops, that was supposed to be "Democratic National Socialist Progressive Communitarian Activist's, Farmer's and Worker's (That Is Not At All Marxist, Fascist, or Totalitarian Unless You Question Us In Which Case We Remind You That Alaska Would Make A Mighty Fine Gulag) Party"

Posted by: filbert at July 03, 2009 04:03 PM (8blDR)

505 Posted by: Gran at July 03, 2009 03:59 PM (kmmbv)

So a couple of dozen frivolous ethics complaints can knock her off her agenda? Even with out a formal ethics process, there are a lot more people who go up against the President, no matter which party is in charge and try to get them off their agendas.

If you can't stay focused and on target when you up against a handful of Alaskan gadflies, you aren't ready for DC.


Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 04:03 PM (iTt2X)

506 johnc, fuckin' aye, dude. You jack me up!

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 04:04 PM (OxUet)

507 Now Mike Murphy is on the phone and David king of all douches Schuster is leading him into attacking palin as crazy and speculation on additional scandals.

this does have the feel of a scripted moment in a way .... heck it was just TWO WEEKS AGO that Palin was riding high from crushing Letterman.

This just does not make sense.

Posted by: Anti-Harkonnen Freedom Fighter at July 03, 2009 04:04 PM (5r0Tz)

508 She didn't resign because of the pressure numbnuts. She couldn't properly fight from Alaska. It makes no sense to fight an air battle from a cave. Particularly when your cavemates are stabbing you with spears. The only way she may get out of the game is because of an "Atlas Shrugged" moment. Once your own party won't let you do your job its pretty much a fish or cut bait moment.
My guess is she just freed herself. Free to do anything she wants. Government is slavery even for those who serve. She freed Alaska.They won't have to suffer because the socialists must destroy her. She freed herself to secure her family's financial future. She now answers to noone. It was independence day for Sarah Palin.

Posted by: Newagegop at July 03, 2009 04:04 PM (uFn9P)

509 OK, so I guess Palin has dropped out of the picture.

Great.

And who does that NOW leave?

I find it amazing that Republicans are performing self-immolations at the same time Obama's economic "policies" are beginning to implode.

Posted by: CoolCzech at July 03, 2009 04:04 PM (teBup)

510 Allahpundit makes a good point in pointing out
Sarah's flawed logic: if a sitting duck politician should quit, then
should presidents all quit in their second terms?

Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 04:01 PM (VDj74)
Quoting Allah is not likely to win you friends, you lovable little spermgurgler, you.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 04:05 PM (ss/5J)

511 If you can not balance the politics, personal attacks and the job you have no business in the big chair.

Not if you're a Republican, no.

I really don't think she wants the big chair anymore. Furthermore, I think we need to stop clinging to personalities and individuals. It's not healthy. Lots of people jumped on the Sanford bandwagon just because he stood up to Obama.

Frankly, I think it's much better that the media doesn't have an Emmanuel Goldstein.

Posted by: AmishDude at July 03, 2009 04:05 PM (FWbHu)

512 ace, just tell em you were caught off guard and you were on a bender for the holidays. You still have time. Come back from the dark side.

Posted by: wHodat at July 03, 2009 04:05 PM (+sBB4)

513 Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 03:02 PM (AoS9J)

Not likely. Meghan McCain is such a fatass that she's developed three separate and independent complex digestive systems that don't tie into her respiratory system.

She also likes to take it up the ass.

Posted by: Johnny at July 03, 2009 04:05 PM (xVKXy)

514 Interesting choice for an adless blog to make.



How many ads do you see running on Kos or D.U. right now ?

Yea, get back to me with that.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 04:05 PM (AoS9J)

515 Back to principles: we are the Party of business. Period.
Posted by: Moloch at July 03, 2009 03:44 PM (w+6bX)
Will the three legs of the GOP now be: stupid, evil, and greed? I think you belong to the wrong party Moloch - the Dems are down the hall and to the left.

Posted by: Jim From San Diego at July 03, 2009 04:06 PM (H7Rlw)

516 Anyone else thinking she might start a third party and try to go national with it?

Posted by: Johnny at July 03, 2009 04:06 PM (xVKXy)

517 457 I simply don't understand why she is resigning.


Every member of her family was ridiculed and harassed to no end simply because the left and establishment gopers were intimidated by her and therefore hated her and destroying her family was on the table to do such.

She's a mother and if I had to choose allowing my family to be savaged just because I am in public office and democrats like to destroy people, I'd resign and put my family first.

Where all the strong feminist democrat woman screaming from the rooftop about what this woman has had to endure? They came unhinged when a man simply approached Hillary but are enjoying the savagery of Palin.

Palin is NOT going to let the Democrats and their asshole shadows in the media ruin her family.

Good on her.

Posted by: Topsecretk9 at July 03, 2009 04:06 PM (TOg+s)

518 My guess is she just freed herself. Free to do anything she wants.
Government is slavery even for those who serve. She freed
Alaska.They won't have to suffer because the socialists must destroy
her. She freed herself to secure her family's financial future. She
now answers to noone. It was independence day for Sarah Palin.

Now if she'd led and finished with that or a stronger variation - basically sayin "because Dems control DC, they'll fuck over Alaska to try to hurt me politically, so its best i go"

than that's something to rally behind.

Posted by: Anti-Harkonnen Freedom Fighter at July 03, 2009 04:06 PM (5r0Tz)

519 "You hate me. You really, really hate me." - Sally Field Sarah Palin to libtards/MSM

I just love how she makes their heads explode. They can't control their spittle-flecked white-hot rage at the very thought of her. It's very entertaining. I think she should celebrate by releasing a video of her personally clubbing baby seals and shooting wolves from a helicopter.

Posted by: Ombudsman at July 03, 2009 04:07 PM (fWF4Q)

520 @506

DrewM WARNING WARNING!!!

I've just filled my pants with a steamy load and I'm thinking about just squirming around in it for awhile!!

Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 04:07 PM (VDj74)

521 Boy, this thread is puffing up faster thanthe universe during the inflationary epoch poon creaming his pants at a tittie bar(prior to 10-35 seconds).

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 04:02 PM (OxUet)

Posted by: Midnight Fixer of Really Geekie Posts at July 03, 2009 04:07 PM (ss/5J)

522 Now I know the reason I want to mow you all down with a .30-06

Say that to me from within 500 yards.


Stand in line!

Posted by: incognito at July 03, 2009 04:08 PM (qON3z)

523 [try harder moby]

Posted by: Moloch at July 03, 2009 04:08 PM (w+6bX)

524 Guy's, she's doing it so she can concentrate on running for president. She doesn't want to pull a Mitt Romney and screw the republican party in Alaska the way that fraud Romney did in Massachusetts by waiting until the last minute to drop out and keeping the Lt Gov from getting any traction before the election. It's too early for her to drop out to run against whoever replaced Stevens, so it must be for president.

Posted by: Davester at July 03, 2009 04:08 PM (zRaJg)

525
@506

Yeah, a couple of gadflies that forced her to run up a $500k legal bill. Money that she doesn't have and won't make as AK Gov.

Posted by: Gran at July 03, 2009 04:08 PM (kmmbv)

526 Thanks Allah! Thanks Krauthammer! Thanks CNN! Thanks George Will! Thanks NBC! Thanks Goldberg! Thanks Vanity Fair! Thanks, Katie Couric!

Your support in running Sarah Palin out of politics pretty much ensures another two or three candidates just like MAVERICK! Wow! That will really rouse the base out to volunteer and contribute!

I've got an idea, let's see if we can get Colin Powell or Susan Collins to run for President! Hell, they are almost, sort of, just like Obama. That's the ticket!

Douchenozzle, superior, go-along-to-get-along, unprincipled fucktards.

Posted by: MCPO Airdale at July 03, 2009 04:09 PM (l51zO)

527 "The difference being that he didn't resign three years before the election."
Not possible. He was a junior Illinois senator for less than 150 days before announcing for the presidency. A competent and sentient press would have examined the complete lack of activity and accomplishment in said time span, and kept us from the hellstorm we are currently in.

Further, what exactly did the flapping empty suit accomplish as a senator while running for president?

Posted by: buster mcDissenter at July 03, 2009 04:09 PM (k8MRc)

528
The more I listen to her speech, the more it sounds like a big Fuck You to the establishment, not a whiny surrender.


Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 04:09 PM (UU3J6)

529 Quick question...when a farm animal bleats once, does that imply consent?

Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 04:09 PM (VDj74)

530 She's leaving the state in a better condition than when she started. This free's her up to do more on a nation wide platform. When I first heard the news I was very dissapointed but after thinking through this I beleive she's doing this her way, the right way.
Let loose the dogs of war Sarah.

Posted by: Bosk at July 03, 2009 04:09 PM (pUO5u)

531 Johnny @517:

Yep.

Posted by: rori at July 03, 2009 04:09 PM (2e4Y0)

532 Back to basics.No more pandering to religious nosepickers and one-stop issue voters.It's over.Move on.
Posted by: Moloch at July 03, 2009 04:08 PM (w+6bX)
Charles Johnson? Is that you?

Posted by: Jim From San Diego at July 03, 2009 04:09 PM (H7Rlw)

533 So a couple of dozen frivolous ethics complaints can knock her off her
agenda? Even with out a formal ethics process, there are a lot more
people who go up against the President, no matter which party is in
charge and try to get them off their agendas.

The Palins are not rich people and $500K is a lot of money to someone who only makes $125K/yr.
tink

Posted by: Tinkerbella at July 03, 2009 04:10 PM (pLs/O)

534 I just took the seat off my bike and am ready for the ride of my life!

Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 04:10 PM (VDj74)

535 Moloch, I think you've already been outed as a Moby. My try a different tactic, check with Axelrod.

Posted by: BrianO at July 03, 2009 04:10 PM (7Zs42)

536
It's a good speech. It must look great as prose; I could do without the goats and chickens, though.

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 04:10 PM (UU3J6)

537 you're treading on dangerous territory questioning Sarah here...Ace may
have already been devoured, you need to keep the pro-Sarah crowd happy
here.
Which is a whole lot better than keeping the pro-metrosexual blowjob in the back of the limo president crowd happy here, like you p.s.


Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 04:11 PM (AoS9J)

538 We need a Steve Forbes with charisma.

I walked through a snow storm to vote for him in the '96 primary. He never had a chance but he was the right guy.

Of course, now I don't think Sarah is the 2nd coming so I'm a RINO or something.

Strange how times change.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 04:11 PM (iTt2X)

539 Has anyone considered the fact that her church has been burned, her children mocked, her daughter made the butt of jokes about rape by athletes, and her decision to not murder her child is the source of constant ridicule?

I'd resign if I were her too.

The democrats are doing everything possible to destroy her. They are relentless.

This is turning into the Weimar Republic, and they are the brownshirts.

Posted by: Sir Elliot at July 03, 2009 04:11 PM (DUNS7)

540 353 Why is everyone so convinced that she isn't going to go after Lisa Murkowski?
I posedthis question on the other thread; I wouldn't put it past her.Nor do I givecredence to the'no one successfully runs after resigning'argument. People always say that about things that haven't been done - until they are done by someone who doesn't let 'conventional wisdom' and alack of precedence stop them from trying. Her whole political career has been unconventional.
My measure of the woman (FWIW) is that she wouldn't quit just because of the shitstorm the left and the elitist RINO's have visited on her and her family. She strikes me as the type for whom the attacks would rouse her fighting instinct even more. But I do think she would quit if her family asked her to because they have had enough. And for that I would think more, not less, of her.
I hope she runs for higher office. But if she doesn't I still admire and repsect her.

Posted by: Fluffy McNutter at July 03, 2009 04:11 PM (xMSXs)

541 Watching her statement again. She ticks through the national issues:

* Smaller government
* Obscene national debt
* Big government spending
* "Federalists protect states rights"

Sounds to me like she's laying the groundwork for a national campaign.

Posted by: CM at July 03, 2009 04:11 PM (TLMM1)

542 The first thing that came to mind was "Don't Rain On My Parade" but changing the words to fit Palin. This is good.
"Don't tell me not to live, just sit and putter

Life's candy and the sun's a ball of butter

Don't bring around a cloud to rain on my parade

Don't tell me not to fly, I simply got to

If someone takes a spill, it's me and not you

Who told you you're allowed to rain on my parade

I'll march my band out, I'll beat my drum

And if I'm fanned out, your turn at bat, sir

At least I didn't fake it, hat, sir

I guess I didn't make it

But whether I'm the rose of sheer perfection

A freckle on the nose of life's complexion

The Cinderella or the shine apple of its eye

I gotta fly once, I gotta try once,

Only can die once, right, sir?

Ooh, life is juicy, juicy and you see,

I gotta have my bite, sir.

Get ready for me America, 'cause I'm a "comer"

I simply gotta march, my heart's a drummer

Don't bring around the cloud to rain on my parade,



I'm gonna live and live NOW!

Get what I want, I know how!

One roll for the whole shebang!

One throw that bell will go clang,

Eye on the target and wham,

One shot, one gun shot and bam!

Hey, America, here I am ...



I'll march my band out, I will beat my drum,

And if I'm fanned out, your turn at bat, sir,

At least I didn't fake it, hat, sir,

I guess I didn't make it

Get ready for me America, 'cause I'm a "comer"

I simply gotta march, my heart's a drummer

Nobody, no, nobody, is gonna rain on my parade!"

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 04:11 PM (zplc6)

543
If Governor Palin does nothing but snipe at the Kenyan for the next couple of years, that will be enough for me. She gets under his thin skin like nobody else can.

Posted by: MikeO at July 03, 2009 04:12 PM (hz67i)

544 518
457 I simply don't understand why she is resigning.








Every member of her family was ridiculed and harassed to no end simply
because the left and establishment gopers were intimidated by her and
therefore hated her and destroying her family was on the table to do
such.




She's a mother and if I had to choose allowing my family to be
savaged just because I am in public office and democrats like to
destroy people, I'd resign and put my family first.




Where all the strong feminist democrat woman screaming from the
rooftop about what this woman has had to endure? They came unhinged
when a man simply approached Hillary but are enjoying the savagery of
Palin.





Palin is NOT going to let the Democrats and their asshole shadows in the media ruin her family.





Good on her.

Posted by: Topsecretk9 at July 03, 2009 04:06 PM (TOg+s)

Look, i love Sarah Palin and am crushed by this development. and i understand your argument above about Palin wanting to shield her family.
But if she runs for President, that heat on the family is only going to increase.
so the two args cant really stand together. if its to defend her family, she's out of 2012.

as an aside, Mike Allen is attacking Palin with full force now on MSNBC. I didn't know he was such a hard core leftist. "Crazy" "erratic" "i didnt understand what she was saying"

Posted by: Anti-Harkonnen Freedom Fighter at July 03, 2009 04:12 PM (5r0Tz)

545 Question: If the guys in the dorm shower catch you looking at their junk, is there anything you can do to regain your "street cred"?

Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 04:12 PM (VDj74)

546 Rick Sanchez (from CNN) is reporting that Sarah may be quitting because she is pregnant...

I knew it! I knew it!

Wait, you mean Bristol is pregnant and Sarah is covering for her, right?

Posted by: Andrew Sullivan at July 03, 2009 04:12 PM (iTt2X)

547 You guys that say she is out of politics are morons - not the good kind.

Posted by: wHodat at July 03, 2009 04:12 PM (+sBB4)

548 I wonder how many people in Southeast Asia died because they didn't realize that the water pulling back from the shore was the first visible sign of the tsunami to come....

Posted by: ipw533 at July 03, 2009 04:12 PM (tqcYf)

549 326
George W.Bush was called the Devil Incarnate for 8 years. His
daughters were called cheap drunk sluts. His wife was called a
Stepford automaton.He had what it took for the big chair. Can Palin claim the same now?

Bush wasn't raising 5 children, Bush had millions in personal wealth and family connections to cover for him so he didn't have to face it alone.

Sarah had to face the elite insiders with both the DemSM and the GOP backstabbers. She wasn't with the "in" crowd of the cockholsters like Noonan who take our money and divvy it up amongst themselves.

Any candidate they give us now will be a designated patsy picked by the insiders who are approved by the Dem politburo. RINOs.

All those others who "didn't give up" weren't standing alone either, they had plenty of political IOUs and knowledge of skeletons in the closets. No one had her back.

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 04:12 PM (0Lv+U)

550 I think something a lot of you are missing is that if Palin and her family can't handle the pressures now, how can they 3 years from now?

Posted by: KG at July 03, 2009 04:12 PM (EHImH)

551 I'm thinking 3rd party. I'm also thinking I'd go with her. So far the GOP isn't "getting back to basics" very fast and if another McCainesque candidate runs I'm pretty much out.

Posted by: Newagegop at July 03, 2009 04:14 PM (uFn9P)

552 Guys, seriously. This is the BEST DAY of my life! Other than that Teenage Mutant Ninjas movie, I can't think of ANYTHING that has ever energized and excited me more.

Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 04:14 PM (VDj74)

553
Moloch, I think you've already been outed as a Moby. My try a different tactic, check with Axelrod.

Posted by: BrianO at July 03, 2009 04:10 PM (7Zs42)
That dipfuck ain't mine. Give me some credit, would ya?

Posted by: David Axelrod at July 03, 2009 04:14 PM (ss/5J)

554 I've just filled my pants with a steamy load and I'm thinking about just squirming around in it for awhile!!



All that luscious man milk wouldn't shamefully go to waste in your hot pants if you had a line of coke and a limo.

Jus' sayin'.

Posted by: Barack Obama at July 03, 2009 04:14 PM (AoS9J)

555 All the MEN want her to crawl in a corner and "do the work". I think the MEN are going to be in for quite the surprise...

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 04:14 PM (zplc6)

556 How many ads do you see running on Kos or D.U. right now ?

I count half a dozen ads currently running at Kos.

Not sure what D.U. is.

Posted by: poon at July 03, 2009 04:14 PM (i31Zq)

557

After listening to the talking heads on the cable news channels for an hour or
so, I'm somewhere between annoyed and amused.

Everyone, with the exception of Mike Huckabee and a Congressman from Texas,
seems obsessed with the idea that there is some dark hidden agenda behind Sarah
Palin's announcement today that she is resigning her post of governor of Alaska,
effective July 26.

They seem to have forgotten who they were listening to.

I think the simple truth is that the harassment from the haters on the left,
with their attacks in the media and chickenshit "ethics" complaints and
Letterman-style sniping have made it impossible for her to give the citizens of
Alaska their money's worth as the state's chief executive.

She did the only honorable thing - she removed the lightning rod from the
governor's office and assured the state would have a governor who was free to
focus on the affairs of Alaska by handing the reins over to the lieutenant
governor.

And she doubtless recognizes the move frees her to play a more prominent and
effective role in fighting the good fight, supporting the people who work for a
living against the people who vote for a living.

The left is quite obviously terrified of the way she connects with Joe and
Sally Sixpack, the people they thought they owned.

The Resistance has been looking for someone around whom to coalesce. I think
she could be that person.

Posted by: The Oracle at July 03, 2009 04:15 PM (FadLv)

558 Oh my God, I still can't believe it. Why Sarah? Why now?

Haven't felt this sick since Election Night.

Posted by: '80sBaby at July 03, 2009 04:15 PM (r5/CR)

559
I think she's setting up an alliance with Mitt and Rudy.

You heard it here first.


Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 04:15 PM (UU3J6)

560 to all the axel-hole trolls on this thread... I have family members who are still staunch democrats who voted for your socialist man in the WH... these family members are small business owners.. they have not yet regreted voting for Obama YET... but the revenues comning into their business is shrinking, and some employees will be let go with the next few weeks..
they are finally not believing the green shoot bullshit thoery..... if you socialists nationalize healthcare or make an employer mandated legislation the law.. TRUST ME WHEN I SAY you will lose more democrats than you ever thought possible!
there is a reason there are now more independents than dems or reps.. the kool aide is wearing thin.. and they are now listening to sarah palin,who is a small business owner like them, and actually agreeing with what she is saying and admirining that she has the guts to stand up against BOTH parties..

Posted by: johnc -- ex-democrat at July 03, 2009 04:15 PM (ACkhT)

561 breaking...Rick Sanchez (from CNN) is...

...once again failing to mention his whole DUI Manslaughter thing. For some reason being a convicted killer tends to undercut one's credibility. Go figure.

Posted by: Dave J. at July 03, 2009 04:15 PM (jNE9Q)

562 "I wonder how many people in Southeast Asia died because they didn't
realize that the water pulling back from the shore was the first
visible sign of the tsunami to come...."
HAH! Perfect. And thank you.

Posted by: buster mcDissenter at July 03, 2009 04:15 PM (k8MRc)

563 Posted by: Tinkerbella at July 03, 2009 04:10 PM (pLs/O)

I'm not saying that's fun but she could raise that money in about an hour and half through a legal defense fund.

Again, in this talk she claimed credit for the ethics reform that is now biting her in the ass.

She should try and reform it again and not leave something so destructive in place.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 04:15 PM (iTt2X)

564 Well I see your problem right there, your listening to Allahpundit. King of the douches!

Posted by: Rickshaw Jack at July 03, 2009 04:15 PM (hqFvf)

565 Guys in complaining about the treatment of her being unfair, you sound like Steve Schmidt or John McCain in the last election.

Yes--Of course it's unfair.

They're the media. They're unfair when Democrats are fighting Republicans. They've been that way since the beginning of time. They were that way in 2008. They'll be that way in 2012. Declaring unfairness gets you nowhere because the referees are the people who are being unfair.

Victimhood gets you nowhere. victimhood and unfair treatment got Newt nowhere. It got Bush nowhere. It got McCain nowhere. And it will get Palin nowhere.

Posted by: AD at July 03, 2009 04:15 PM (Zwszt)

566 Palin: "The world needs more Trigs"Me: uhhhh....

Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 04:14 PM (VDj74)
That's bannable. You're truly a disgusting fuck.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 04:16 PM (ss/5J)

567 Last time I looked, SarahPAC is still up. Seems like I remember that everybody prior to the 1980 presidential primaries said no way Reagan could get the nomination. The MSM doesn't want her to run because she really has a shot at plastering Obama in '12 especially with how things are goingright now.She wouldhamstring himin the debates. With McCain-Finegold about to be struck down for the most part by the Supreme Court, she'll have more than enough resources available to make a run. I think she's running for president. You don't make all these trips around the world for nothing. Just my take.

Posted by: phoenixrisen at July 03, 2009 04:16 PM (74DQm)

568 Of course, now I don't think Sarah is the 2nd coming so I'm a RINO or something.Strange how times change.


Drew, what we have left to pick from are the usual hacks and beaten puppies. No charisma, no chance.

I hope that Sarah and her family can enjoy success beyond their dreams. I'm not going to say you're a RINO, I will say that it's going to be hard trying to sell us on what we have left for 2012

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 04:17 PM (0Lv+U)

569 Could somebody take the flat side of a shovel to Bill Kristol's head for me? I'm not within range at the moment.

Thanks in advance.

Posted by: Hucbald at July 03, 2009 04:17 PM (O9yAg)

570 Instead of all this bullshit guesswork why not take her at her word? She is not the typical DC politician trying to spin something which is why most of us liked her and the rest of the libs hated her.

She said she is resigning because 80% of her time was spent fighting those baseless ethics complaints. She had half a million dollars in legal bills and this from someone who is not independently wealthy like most politicians. She also wants to go on the attack. She canít really do that while still being governor.

And Drew, I didnít see you volunteering to go up there top AK and do pro bono work closing out those BS ethics complaints. It doesnít take a lot of work by lawyers to rack up half a million in legal bills either (especially when you can get an hour is defined as 4 billable hours).

That law that allows anyone to file an ethics complaint unchallenged that the governor MUST answer is a crap law and I guarantee it will go away as soon as a Dem takes over. No other State in the union has a BS law like that.

And finally; I think all the ďconventional wisdomĒ on politics has gone out the window since the 2000 election. I think the rule book is being rewritten now so all the pundit pukes that are betting on her failure may get to spit out some crow soon.

Posted by: Vic at July 03, 2009 04:18 PM (5ynkO)

571
@533

Me: uhhhh....

I'm sure you like to make that noise a lot, especially when it involves your mother and a Shetland pony, but try to keep it out of this. We're trying to have a serious debate here.

Posted by: Gran at July 03, 2009 04:18 PM (kmmbv)

572 Please! Will someone PLEASE give me more attention?


Dad always acted disinterested and vaguely embarrassed of me.

Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 04:18 PM (VDj74)

573 @569- Seems like I remember that everybody prior to the 1980 presidential primaries said no way Reagan could get the nomination.

Further, how many folks were picking McCain prior to the 2008 primaries?

Posted by: buster mcDissenter at July 03, 2009 04:18 PM (k8MRc)

574 poon, are you teh gay by chance? I saw a link on DU from a person named poon at bathhouse.com or something like that and was wondering if that was you.

Posted by: Dick_Nixon at July 03, 2009 04:18 PM (kaOJx)

575 blah blah blah blah .. I'm not a moby I swear blah blah true conservative

Posted by: Moloch at July 03, 2009 04:18 PM (w+6bX)

576 At times like this I am reminded of the cartoon of two vultures sitting in a tree in the desert. One vulture says to the other..."Fuck it. Let's kill something."

Posted by: sherlock at July 03, 2009 04:18 PM (L4jPh)

577 "568
I still don't understand the timing...she says this decision has been a
longtime coming. Yet she waits till July 4th weekend to spring it on
her supporters? kinda shitty thing to do if you ask me.


Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 04:16 PM (VDj74)"Perfect timing, what better weekend to declare your own personal independence than on 4th of July weekend....

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 04:19 PM (zplc6)

578 564 I'm not saying that's fun but she could raise that money in about an hour and half through a legal defense fund.
She has one already. www.thealaskafundtrust.com

Posted by: Fluffy McNutter at July 03, 2009 04:19 PM (xMSXs)

579 One thing is for certain: There are two policial celebrities with the utmost of cache in America and the world right now, and one of them wasn't born in Kenya. Even here, with her quitting, she is story #1 this weekend and maybe for the week.

Michael Jackson? Mark Sanford? Obama dropping cetnralized financial control? Missing marine in Afghanistan? Damn, there is a lot of news we do't care about now. And it's because of Palin.

She's going to be a superstar forever. Maybe she will run for president and maybe not, but this is one special chick.

Posted by: ATNorth at July 03, 2009 04:19 PM (XH/G8)

580 I will drop to my knees tonight, like Tina Fey will be, and pray for a Palin White House run in 2012. For the comedy factor alone.
Why is the GOP so frightened of having a spokesperson who isn't ridiculously divisive? They really feel like they can't win an election without driving a huge wedge between people and pray that the balance just barely tips in their favor.
But this to me sounds like she knows a huge scandal is about to drop, it's pre-emptive. With all the ethics questions swirling around her right now, this is pretty suspicious. Maybe I'm wrong. But I doubt it.

Posted by: Trolltron3030 at July 03, 2009 04:19 PM (ivO4j)

581 I don't know what she is going to do but I do know that her quitting early doesn't matter one bit to her chances of being elected president. Those who like her aren't going to like her less because of it and those who hate her were certainly not going to vote for her because she finished her term. The people in the middle? Where they go has more to do with how the economy does over the next year or two than on who is running against Barry. If it sucks like it does now - or worse which I bet - almost anyone can beat him.

Posted by: TRO at July 03, 2009 04:20 PM (q4WFG)

582 I count half a dozen ads currently running at Kos.



Funny I count three and all are PAC's.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 04:20 PM (AoS9J)

583 This country dosen't deserve her.

Posted by: LtE113(mike in chicago) at July 03, 2009 04:20 PM (8mhPn)

584 Sir Elliot: I'd resign if I were her too.
Difference is: She's the kind of person who would fight back all the harder. Many don't seem to grok that.

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 04:20 PM (OxUet)

585 584 This country dosen't deserve her.

Holy shit, THREAD WINNER

Posted by: ATNorth at July 03, 2009 04:21 PM (XH/G8)

586 559
Oh my God, I still can't believe it. Why Sarah? Why now?

Haven't felt this sick since Election Night.


Posted by: '80sBaby at July 03, 2009 04:15 PM (r5/CR)

agreed - pure hatred from MSNBCcrushing her basketball analogy, calling her weak re the "bloodsport" comment on politics....."any conventional standard" says Palin is a joke is the "consensus" on MSNBC by the White House reporter...amazing.

Posted by: Anti-Harkonnen Freedom Fighter at July 03, 2009 04:21 PM (5r0Tz)

587 "I think she's setting up an alliance with Mitt and Rudy."

Romney I could do without. An alliance between her and Rudy was the subject of considerable speculation here a month or two back if I remember correctly. I'm all for it: they're both larger-than-life American originals, and together they'd be unstoppable.

Posted by: Dave J. at July 03, 2009 04:21 PM (jNE9Q)

588 That law that allows anyone to file
an ethics complaint unchallenged that the governor MUST answer is a
crap law and I guarantee it will go away as soon as a Dem takes over.
No other State in the union has a BS law like that.
Posted by: Vic at July 03, 2009 04:18 PM (5ynkO)


Dude, take up the craptastic nature of the law with her. Look what she said today in her resignation speech.

Political operatives descended on Alaska last August, digging for dirt.
The ethics law I championed became their weapon of choice. Over the
past nine months I've been accused of all sorts of frivolous ethics
violations Ė such as holding a fish in a photograph, wearing a jacket
with a logo on it, and answering reportersí questions.

Shouldn't she stay and do something about it instead of leaving it behind for others. What about all that leadership and fighting spirit I hear so much about?

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 04:21 PM (iTt2X)

589 Perfect timing, what better weekend to declare your own personal independence than on 4th of July weekend....

Totally agree Muffy!

OT: Can Americans have any better evidence that The One is a socialist pig than sending diplomats to Honduras to deliver an "ultimatum". I mean, WTF? The ousted prez wanted no term limits and was going against their constitution and democracy.

Posted by: incognito at July 03, 2009 04:22 PM (qON3z)

590 The vanity fair article had McCain's goons taking shots at her, not dems, fellow republicans. The republicans aren't going to survive this one. A lot of us independents are angry at how they eat their own, ie sandford. I hope she starts a third party and starts really saying what she thinks.

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 04:22 PM (zplc6)

591 I'm thinking 3rd party. I'm also thinking I'd go with her. So far the GOP isn't "getting back to basics" very fast and if another McCainesque candidate runs I'm pretty much out.

I would too, in a heartbeat. I have no party affiliation right now and the GOP isn't doing much to make their case and I'll never again vote for another Democrat.

Posted by: rori at July 03, 2009 04:22 PM (2e4Y0)

592 "And beware, ace. You pull the old "liberal media invented downfall" bullshit, and not even Crazy Andy will care what you think."
And yet you're here, moloch.

Posted by: buster mcDissenter at July 03, 2009 04:23 PM (k8MRc)

593 "With all the ethics questions swirling around her right now"
15 filed, 15 dropped. NEXT!

Posted by: Bosk at July 03, 2009 04:23 PM (pUO5u)

594 Congrats Sarah P. You have just destroyed any chance of future office. Could you really not have stayed for 16 more months?

Posted by: Matt at July 03, 2009 04:23 PM (LU1Vg)

595 Watching her statement again. She ticks through the national issues:* Smaller government* Obscene national debt* Big government spending* "Federalists protect states rights"Sounds to me like she's laying the groundwork for a national campaign.
I suspect she'll take a role as a national figure of some sort, but national electoral campaign? I don't see it. Her opponent would only have to hammerher (fairly or not)for folding under pressure as governor of Alaska.
Whatever role she assumes, I seriously doubt it will be as an elected official. She just killed that possibility.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at July 03, 2009 04:23 PM (rf03a)

596 You fucked up, ace. Big Fuck Up.


Um, huh?

Posted by: AD at July 03, 2009 04:23 PM (Zwszt)

597 I hope she gives a glorious speech tomorrow followed by a frenzy offireworks.

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 04:23 PM (OxUet)

598 Moby cleanup on aisle 595 ...

Posted by: incognito at July 03, 2009 04:24 PM (qON3z)

599
I wish some Romney supporter could explain just what it is about him that appeals to them. The hair helmet? His track record as MA Gov? His foreign policy experience (oh wait - he doesn't have any)?

Posted by: Gran at July 03, 2009 04:24 PM (kmmbv)

600 Sarah Palin is one damn fine person, woman, wife and mother.
Whatever she chooses to do I respect her.
Stay strong Sarah, and if you can, come back and help us take back our Country.

Posted by: solitary knight at July 03, 2009 04:24 PM (fP7OB)

601 Whatever "role" she takes, she's going to raise money like crazy (note the crowds) and fight harder. Yeehaw, we gonna have us a hootinanny!

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 04:24 PM (OxUet)

602 FUCK ROMNEY!
Posted by: Jim From San Diego at July 03, 2009 02:41 PM (H7Rlw)
+ 1,000,000
Posted by: CB at July 03, 2009 02:41 PM (9Wv2j)
+ [+Āá]

Posted by: Banned but not Dead at July 03, 2009 04:25 PM (TTcQQ)

603 I hope she gives a glorious speech tomorrow followed by a frenzy offireworks.


Yea, like anybody's gonna notice those fireworks with her standing there.


I know I wouldn't.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 04:25 PM (AoS9J)

604 @581 Troll tron-Why is the GOP so frightened of having a spokesperson who isn't
ridiculously divisive?"
I dunno- why don't we go ask all the PUMAs, and the people that gave Hillary the popular vote in the Democratic primaries?

But this to me sounds like she knows a huge scandal is about to
drop, it's pre-emptive. With all the ethics questions swirling around
her right now, this is pretty suspicious. Maybe I'm wrong. But I
doubt it.
Right. Millions spent, countless scumbags crawling over Alaska for months, they come up with nothing and her record in the b.s. ethics game is 15-0. Good instincts there, dipshit.

Posted by: buster mcDissenter at July 03, 2009 04:26 PM (k8MRc)

605 I just love how blah blah blah and also blah blah

Posted by: Moloch at July 03, 2009 04:26 PM (w+6bX)

606 Moloch -- If you're not a Moby then you need to stay away from the brown acid.
Just sayin.

Posted by: Eleven at July 03, 2009 04:26 PM (OGbpf)

607 588 - ROFL!!! Could you imagine Biden taking on Rudy in a debate??!?! That is just too fun to imagine!

Posted by: phoenixrisen at July 03, 2009 04:26 PM (74DQm)

608
re: 3rd party speculation

1) Unlikely

2) Unforgivable if true. It would guarantee a win for Obama in 2012; he wouldn't even need ACORN to steal the election.

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 04:26 PM (UU3J6)

609 Hey, Blazer, I know. The fireworks are just pretty window dressing.

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 04:27 PM (OxUet)

610 The law in Alaska which allows ethics complaints to be brought was designed to be used in Alaska by Alaskans, they seem to have old fashioned values there, they trust one another, everyone knows everyone. When the libs and dems came from the rest of the country and used the law against her, it wasn't Alaskans but it was the rest of this country infringing on her state, the state that she loves. She did the right thing for her state. I;m telling you, this was a historical speech, even if the idiots in the MSN don't see it. That is the beauty of it, the don't get it cause they don't know what a normal regular person with a soul and a heart looks like anymore. IMHO

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 04:27 PM (zplc6)

611 Drew, Ace

Emotions are high on this, and I understand that coming down on you is shooting the messenger. You knew this possibility when you posted, so don't pull an Allah and beat on the wasps nest and then complain that you got stung.

Sarah has what can't be taught, which is natural charisma. People wanted to make time to see her speak to a crowd, something no policy wonk or workmanlike insider can make happen. I think the elitists in both parties knew this and wanted her destroyed before she did learn the finer points that can be taught.

Try naming any of the possible candidates put up for 2012 who will capture the attention of the public. Rudy can ignite a crowd, but besides his problem drawing many hardcore conservatives, he's pulled some bizarre drawbacks in his career.

On the other hand, Rudy withdrew suddenly in the senate race against Hillary in 2000 and sat out the early primaries in 2008. No one says he's finished.

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 04:27 PM (0Lv+U)

612 602 Whatever "role" she takes, she's going to raise money like crazy ...
And that alone will give her great power within the GOP. Heh-heh.

Posted by: Fluffy McNutter at July 03, 2009 04:27 PM (xMSXs)

613 I wish some people would just accept that I like to dress in pretty wigs.

Posted by: poon at July 03, 2009 04:27 PM (i31Zq)

614 Oops - guess this software package doesn't do Unicode:
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Posted by: Banned but not Dead at July 03, 2009 04:27 PM (TTcQQ)

615 Whew. It's a hot day. I really need a cold one.

And by that I mean 'bag of frozen vegetables in my ass.' What did you think I meant?

Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 04:27 PM (VDj74)

616 I screwed up the formatting in #592. First paragraph was from Newagegop at 552.

Posted by: rori at July 03, 2009 04:27 PM (2e4Y0)

617 Thank you Sarah!!!

BTW- Have you ever 'hiked the Appalachian Trail', IYKWIMAITYD

Posted by: Mark Sanford at July 03, 2009 04:27 PM (iTt2X)

618 Everyone, do me a favor.

Listen to AC/DC's "Thunderstruck"

Then think of Gov. Palin.

You think a fan of power like AC/DC is gonna just walk away? I dun think so.

Posted by: Pipe Barackage at July 03, 2009 04:28 PM (Z9IOH)

619 You know, maybe she just did this to give the Dallas morons something to talk about.

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 04:29 PM (OxUet)

620
@614
He didn't have to take what Palin's been taking. He wasn't driven to the brink of personal bankruptcy in legal bills.

Care to try again?

Posted by: Gran at July 03, 2009 04:29 PM (kmmbv)

621 re: 3rd party speculation1) Unlikely2) Unforgivable if true. It would guarantee a win for Obama in 2012; he wouldn't even need ACORN to steal the election.

Then maybe a 2nd party since the Republicans don't seem to be interested in performing that role anymore

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 04:29 PM (0Lv+U)

622 I think this is probably two fold.
First and foremost, I believe it is about ending the venerability to the constant haranguing by the Liberals who have been using her office as Governor as a means for constant accusation and attack no matter how baseless or brazen the lie. They can't launch nearly the number of attacks against her as a private citizen. Which will allow her to raise funds for a future political goal when she's not spending so much on fighting off false lawsuits.
Secondly, this opens her to the option of running for a federalseat in either theSenate or Congress. It will also allow her to spend more time in the lower 48, which is where she needs to be better known. And it would position her to be able to better attack the Dems and their foolishness in the arena that she needs to win inthe future.

Posted by: B Ciz at July 03, 2009 04:29 PM (ymwj3)

623 I donít think itís the reason why she is leaving, but itís going to seem to a lot of people that the mainstream communist media and shit eating leftists in generalgot to be too much for her to deal with. It will look like she let the bastards got her down.

Dammit.

Posted by: Reggie1971 at July 03, 2009 04:30 PM (9jn5o)

624 Lanny Freakin Davis just chimed in on Fox? Dude, I hate Murdoch

Posted by: ATNorth at July 03, 2009 04:30 PM (XH/G8)

625 She announces her candidacy for POTUS tomorrow.

You know, Independence Day.

Posted by: eman at July 03, 2009 04:30 PM (fpywm)

626 Gran,

This thread is about Palin, not Romney.

Posted by: Xander Crews at July 03, 2009 04:30 PM (Aac1T)

627 Whatever "role" she takes, she's going to raise money like crazy ...
And that alone will give her great power within the GOP. Heh-heh.


Which is why, I feel the need to reiterate this concerning the RNC:

SEND THEM NOT ONE RED CENT !!!!
Let the wilt in the desert of ineptitude.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 04:30 PM (AoS9J)

628 On the other hand, Rudy withdrew suddenly in the senate race against
Hillary in 2000 and sat out the early primaries in 2008. No one says
he's finished.
Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 04:27 PM (0Lv+U)


I don't think that's quite fair. The man was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. That seems like a legitimate reason to pull out of a campaign.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 04:30 PM (iTt2X)

629 Drew you are not a RINO. You are a Republican.

Posted by: Not Quite at July 03, 2009 04:30 PM (Bs8Te)

630 "OK, so I guess Palin has dropped out of the picture.

Great.

And who does that NOW leave?"





Don't worry -- Romney will take it all the way in '12. Obama will never sleep easy again. Sure he couldn't beat McCain, but McCain won't be running again, probably.

Of course, maybe McCain should run again. Without the Palin albatross around his neck, he'll probably win, too.

How exciting it's going to be. I swoon just thinking about it.

Posted by: Kensington at July 03, 2009 04:31 PM (ZqTlA)

631 Shouldn't she stay and do something about it instead of leaving it behind for others. What about all that leadership and fighting spirit I hear so much about?
If she had support from the Republican Party in AK she probably could change it. They we out to get her just as much as the Dems. What I donít understand is why she didnít run as an independent to begin with.

Iíll say this much also. If the repubs run Romney, Rudy, Huckabee, or some other liberal squish who is Maverick-II it will be a 50 (or 57) State blowout. ALL of the conservatives will sit at home and not just half of them.

Posted by: Vic at July 03, 2009 04:31 PM (5ynkO)

632 Fucking McCain and his staff will continue to stab her in the back long after she is gone. McCain is fucking dispicable as is the rest of the house, senate, and executive branch. Throw all the fuckers out.

Posted by: Sgt. Rock at July 03, 2009 04:32 PM (RmFRH)

633 I just love how the true believers are retreating to the caves with pointy sticks and a few packets of grape koolaid. Live to fight another day!And attack people in the Party like me all you want.You lost.It's over.
Least. Convincing. Moby. Ever.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at July 03, 2009 04:32 PM (rf03a)

634 Shit. My gerbil just died. how the fuck am I going to spend the evening now?

Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 04:32 PM (VDj74)

635 On the other hand, Rudy withdrew suddenly in the senate race against
Hillary in 2000 and sat out the early primaries in 2008. No one says
he's finished.

Ding!

Posted by: AmishDude at July 03, 2009 04:33 PM (FWbHu)

636 This has scandal written all over it. The old "sneak in news on a Friday before a holiday weekend " trick. What can it possibly be?

Posted by: johnt at July 03, 2009 04:33 PM (B6vwI)

637 I could hold my nose and vote for Rudy, even though I disagree with him on many issues.

I'm not voting for Romney or Huckleberry. Not gonna happen. Sorry.

Posted by: Dead Career Sketch at July 03, 2009 04:33 PM (YMeAt)

638 I think Sarah has deceided not to go the route of Reagan but rather the route of Goldwater. To be the inspiration of a movement rather than the leader of one.

Posted by: William Amos at July 03, 2009 04:33 PM (ifgR0)

639 just saw her interview...girls are icky.

Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 04:34 PM (VDj74)

640 640 just saw her interview...damn, she looked banging
Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 04:34 PM (VDj74)
Who knew you liked women?

Posted by: Jim From San Diego at July 03, 2009 04:34 PM (H7Rlw)

641

@627

Oh... so sorry to offend thee, oh mighty Keeper of the Thread Topic.

Buckin' for a promotion?

Posted by: Gran at July 03, 2009 04:35 PM (kmmbv)

642 Moloch, are you just going to repeat the same bullshit over and over?
Go fuck yourself.

Posted by: the real joe at July 03, 2009 04:35 PM (gue3j)

643 O/T, but probably deserving of it's own post. Powell has questioned the One's agenda. Not earth-shattering in and of itself. But I posted a few weeks back that our side needed a black leader, respected at large, to break ranks and provide political cover for those who are uncomfortable and/or frightened at the direction O's taking us, but who lack sac enough to say something on their own. So, now that CP has "opened" this crack, who else will join in? Perhaps the beginning of O's descent into negative poll numbers?


http://tinyurl.com/lmxhv3



Posted by: The Hammer at July 03, 2009 04:35 PM (YBTwf)

644 606
I just love how the true believers are retreating to the caves with
pointy sticks and a few packets of grape koolaid. Live to fight another
day!And attack people in the Party like me all you want.You lost.It's over.

Moloch, half the reason Sarah Palin lost was because she was being led around by the moderate wing's guy who couldn't get it in his head that the other side were his opponents. Axelrod Co. won here. Sarah's conceded; I haven't. And the "let's be more Democratic and show them we can be their friends" wing of the party already got its ass kicked a few months ago.

Posted by: AD at July 03, 2009 04:36 PM (Zwszt)

645
Okay, now that we've had a moment to process this...

1) We can rule out scandal

2) We can rule out illness (I hope and I believe)

3) It's likely she's NOT leaving politics

4) It's not likely she'll run for the senate seat because she didn't need to resign the governorship to do that.

5) She wants to travel to the lower 48 and make her case for...president in 2012? Probably, yes.

Why? Well, she's young. She has nothing to lose. She has one shot at the presidency so Why The Fuck Not?

Conclusion: She's running for president and she has a plan.

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 04:36 PM (UU3J6)

646 He managed to complete a term as governor.
And Taxachussetts is sooooo much the better for it. In fact, Romneys conservative laurels not only ushered in the age of Gov. Cadillac Deval and his free pimp your ride free cars to welfare recipients program, but also help to further bankrupt the state.

Now thats a legacy we can all get behind.

Sounds like a solid conservative platform to me.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 04:37 PM (AoS9J)

647

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 04:15 PM (iTt2X)
I'm not saying that's fun but she could raise that money in about an hour and half through a legal defense fund.

Plz get up to speed. She has a legal defense fund. It became the source for another ethics complaint.

You have no idea what Sarah has gone through. You'd crack under half the pressure.

Circular firing squads aren't good things, capiche?

Posted by: Tinian at July 03, 2009 04:37 PM (7+pP9)

648 Good move Governer! Now you wont have to listen to the liberal media elite in Alaksa - you can tour the country and tell people what they need to here: that its time to bring back good old fashion values. She and Rush should team up in 2012 - I bet they'd get 90% of the vote!!

MItt and Huck - you can rain on her parade but she will shin through!

Palin/LImbaugh 2012 - Americas Dream Ticket!!

Posted by: BruceFromAP at July 03, 2009 04:37 PM (T5gFG)

649 Powell has questioned the One's agenda.
Now, motherfucker???! Now??

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 04:37 PM (yUiO3)

650 @637 JohnT- and ANOTHER axelturfer has joined us this afternoon.

Say hello, dink.

Posted by: buster mcDissenter at July 03, 2009 04:37 PM (k8MRc)

651 Right. Millions spent, countless scumbags crawling over Alaska for
months, they come up with nothing and her record in the b.s. ethics
game is 15-0. Good instincts there, dipshit.

Agreed. If there were something there, they would have found it by now.

Posted by: Ombudsman at July 03, 2009 04:37 PM (fWF4Q)

652 Andrea Mitchell is banging...forget Palin. I'd like to tear me off a piece of Mrs. Greenspan.

Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 04:38 PM (VDj74)

653 Shouldn't she stay and do something about it instead
of leaving it behind for others. What about all that leadership and
fighting spirit I hear so much about?

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 04:21 PM

She doesn't have the personal wealth and party connections to do that. Perhaps she has the attitude that it's about Alaska, not about HER. Rod Blogojevich hung on like grim death until he had to be thrown out kicking and screaming.

Say what you will Drew, she at least stepped into the ring and came out slugging, she didn't refuse to even get dirty like the rest of these Republicans who just want the elites to like them.

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 04:38 PM (0Lv+U)

654 Hey, GOP, there goes the only person you had on the national stage that actually made contact with the base. What will be the odds that the party moves back to its conservative positions, and therefore relevance, any time soon? Pretty much zero at this point. The country-clubbers are now unopposed.

Time for the Galt Party.


Posted by: nickless at July 03, 2009 04:39 PM (MMC8r)

655 Powell is an opportunist. He's useful as a signal, but nothing else.

Posted by: AmishDude at July 03, 2009 04:39 PM (FWbHu)

656 Please , please bring back the code duello.


Posted by: aubrey at July 03, 2009 04:39 PM (vJZ+j)

657
shut the fuck up you little dink

ban that fuckstick please

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 04:40 PM (UU3J6)

658 "653
Andrea Mitchell is reporting that Palin is leaving politics for good...sorry morons.


Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 04:38 PM (VDj74)"Andrea Mitchell is not a credible source, imho.

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 04:40 PM (zplc6)

659 "You think a fan of power like AC/DC is gonna just walk away?"

The single most significant she said was "I choose to fight." That's not something you say in a retirement speech.

Posted by: Dave J. at July 03, 2009 04:40 PM (jNE9Q)

660 Powell has questioned the One's agenda.

General STFU and go away. You wanted the Dear Leader, you got him. And dont tell me you actually believed his centrist schtick during the campaign.

Posted by: Ombudsman at July 03, 2009 04:40 PM (fWF4Q)

661 Gran,

Instead of defending Palin on her merits, too many of her supporters focus on attacking everyone else in the party. Actually, that's true of the supporters of most potential candidates. We don't need that red on red nonsense. Not till the primaries start, anyway.

Posted by: Xander Crews at July 03, 2009 04:41 PM (Aac1T)

662 656
Powell is an opportunist. He's useful as a signal, but nothing else.


Posted by: AmishDude at July 03, 2009 04:39 PM (FWbHu)

Agreed, the man's ego isn't being stroked enough, that's all. But, hey, if we can make something out of it, I'm in.

Posted by: AD at July 03, 2009 04:41 PM (Zwszt)

663 Andrea Mitchell also believes that Obama's going to leave Michelle for her...

Posted by: Kensington at July 03, 2009 04:41 PM (ZqTlA)

664 So, now that CP has "opened" this crack, who else will join in?
Perhaps the beginning of O's descent into negative poll numbers? http://tinyurl.com/lmxhv3

48 hour rule on Powell. He'll be singing the Teleprompter's praises by Tuesday, saying he was "quoted out of context".

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 04:41 PM (0Lv+U)

665 MSNBC compared her to the guy who shouted and they have Scarborough on saying that she is done politically and he apparently called it when that guy was done. Scarborough had a wonderful time maligning "her conservative base" like they are a bunch of lepers and saying that middle America and the people who are independents won't go with her. We shall see, we shall see fair weather Joe.

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 04:42 PM (zplc6)

666 "And that is that.

It's over. You can't resign from a governorship and then run for higher office. Barring some strong reason, like needing treatment for cancer."

You need to get a flaming Eeyore for posts like this. Or maybe a flaming Bill Paxton: "Game over, man. Game over."

Stop being such a pussy.

Posted by: Muledriver at July 03, 2009 04:42 PM (DLZBM)

667 trollbusters....fuck off. stop editing my comments. respect my freedom of speech!

Please note, I don't actually know what 'freedom of speech' means but it sounds good.

Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 04:42 PM (VDj74)

668 I was out doing yardwork. I'm devastated! All Hope is lost...we're done for! I'll be in my Bunk...er!

Posted by: Paladin at July 03, 2009 04:42 PM (mw+rq)

669 Andrea Mitchell is not a credible source, imho.

Andrea Mitchell has been an in-the-tank lib since her days in 70s Philadelphia being a pain in Frank Rizzo's ass.

Posted by: Ombudsman at July 03, 2009 04:42 PM (fWF4Q)

670 Plz get up to speed. She has a legal defense fund. It became the source for another ethics complaint.You have no idea what Sarah has gone through. You'd crack under half the pressure.Circular firing squads aren't good things, capiche?
Posted by: Tinian at July 03, 2009 04:37 PM (7+pP9)


How much has it raised?

You're right. I would also never be a serious candidate for office, especially President. Sorting those people out is part of the process.

True but neither is uncritical acceptance of someone as the leader of a party or movement.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 04:43 PM (iTt2X)

671 sigh

My itchy, runny, swollen piles are getting the best of me again. I need some relief.

ATM anyone?

Posted by: po0n at July 03, 2009 04:43 PM (vs/ZQ)

672 Andrea Mitchell is banging...forget Palin. I'd like to tear me off a piece of Mrs. Greenspan.


God knows Allan would too, if he could only get up from his bed. It's a bitch being 165 yrs. old on oxygen, with a raging Viagra hard-on and an iceberg lesbian wife.

Bill Clinton feels his pain.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 04:43 PM (AoS9J)

673 muffy, speaking as a woman, no, this does not make me respect Sarah Palin and I don't understand quitting midstream. If she quits politics because of the damage to her family, reputation, and health, then I understand. But if she quit to focus on a presidential run or to take a breather, then I don't sympathize, respect, or comprehend that, and I wouldn't vote for her in the future. Responsible people don't quit just because they feel like it and stuff is, like, really really hard. A lot of women do have that attitude, but I don't like it.

And Uncle Tweet, I think abandoning her first term pretty well scuttles any future presidential run (barring a serious illness somewhere in her family). It is flaky and irresponsible and it would prove she doesn't have the temperment to lead.

Posted by: Ella at July 03, 2009 04:43 PM (gQ4Zh)

674 646 Uncle Tweets: wtf? I hope you're right but... based on what?

Posted by: ATNorth at July 03, 2009 04:43 PM (XH/G8)

675 I'm doing my part for the environment by not using toilet paper.

Posted by: poon at July 03, 2009 04:44 PM (i31Zq)

676 Gin and tonics, only you understand me right now.

BTW, I'm keeping the Palin 2012 sticker on my car. It's like nothing I've ever seen in terms of driving hippies into uncontrollable, frothing rages.

Posted by: . at July 03, 2009 04:44 PM (h6wcn)

677 Did Scarborogh explain the dead chick in his office?

Posted by: Not Quite at July 03, 2009 04:44 PM (Bs8Te)

678 I like Palin alot, but if she wants out, then I say good luck to her.
This isn't the end of the world guys. Let's see what happens.

Posted by: Eleven at July 03, 2009 04:44 PM (OGbpf)

679 658

shut the fuck up you little dinkban that fuckstick please

Uh, which fuckstick ... there are so many right now.

Posted by: incognito at July 03, 2009 04:45 PM (qON3z)

680 Agreed, the man's ego isn't being stroked enough, that's all. But, hey, if we can make something out of it, I'm in.

That's not it. It's safe to criticize Obama and he's throwing the first pebble.

Posted by: AmishDude at July 03, 2009 04:45 PM (FWbHu)

681 Romney will be easily painted as a political opportunist.next!

Posted by: james at July 03, 2009 04:45 PM (3/GXy)

682 At least we know she can keep a secret.

Posted by: KelliD at July 03, 2009 04:46 PM (Q9Cny)

683 Hey, does anyone know how to say 'Don't worry baby, I'll pull out in time' in dog-speak?

Why is everyone looking at me like that?

Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 04:46 PM (VDj74)

684 Powell has questioned the One's agenda.


I remember this cocksucker scoffing at the notion that Obama was a socialist. Can't wait for the likes of him, Brooks, Frum, and Parker to lead republicans out of the wilderness. Yeah, that'll work out just fine

Posted by: sears poncho at July 03, 2009 04:46 PM (uj/0b)

685 Oh, and welcome to Johnc - exdem. Stick around.

Posted by: Eleven at July 03, 2009 04:46 PM (OGbpf)

686 @668 ps

hahahahahahahaha

You are a jackass. Go set your dumbass self on fire.

Posted by: MikeO at July 03, 2009 04:46 PM (hz67i)

687
trollbusters....fuck off. stop editing my comments. respect my freedom of speech!
We respect your freedom of speech asswipe. In fact we'll die for it, while the other side you wholeheartedly support tries to shut it down.

Besides, your infamous post 104 gives you a free pass for life and honorary moron status.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 04:47 PM (AoS9J)

688 Conclusion: She's running for president and she has a plan.
Your own #4 pretty much explains why you're wrong.
If she felt that resigning was the best thing to do for her, her familyand Alaska politics, then I can respect that. However, it would be about the worst thing she could do in terms of a future run at President.
You don'tfold under pressure as governor then expect voters to entrust you with the most powerful position on Earth.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at July 03, 2009 04:47 PM (rf03a)

689 respect my freedom of speech!

The Bill of Rights. Read it.

Posted by: Xander Crews at July 03, 2009 04:47 PM (Aac1T)

690 Maybe a big comet is headed this way and she got chosen for the giant space-ark that's going to save humanity.
Or
Could one of the two Senators be stepping down for some reason and she's going to be the replacement?

Posted by: Brass at July 03, 2009 04:47 PM (v/Ofr)

691 This is the blog of the woman filing all those bogus complaints:

http://divasblueoasis.com/

Be sure to head over there and tell here how happy you are with her work.

Posted by: fozzy at July 03, 2009 04:47 PM (ccEuN)

692 682
Romney will be easily painted as a political opportunist.next!


Posted by: james at July 03, 2009 04:45 PM (3/GXy)

That's because he is.

(Sorry, but look up "Romney Kennedy 1994" on YouTube if you disagree.)

Posted by: AD at July 03, 2009 04:48 PM (Zwszt)

693 She doesn't have the personal wealth and party connections to do that.
Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 04:38 PM (0Lv+U)

To do what? Push for ethics reform? She's the Governor, that's her job.

If she's so popular why can't she rally public support to stop this kind of abuse? It's a noble cause. No one should be hounded from office by this crap. To give in to it without trying to make it right (again, she took credit for this process) is not an impressive act.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 04:48 PM (iTt2X)

694 Well, if she's planning a run for President, go for it. After the 2008 election, it's not like experience is a prerequisite any more.

Posted by: Ombudsman at July 03, 2009 04:48 PM (fWF4Q)

695 I think DrewM and Palin Steele are gonna be sucking each other off before long. They seem to have an awful lot in common.

Posted by: BrianO at July 03, 2009 04:48 PM (7Zs42)

696 re: "It's going to look like she quit."

All she has to do is make one, "Hell NO I'm not running away. I'm going to be in your face!" speech and she's good to go.

Nobody is going to have any question what she's made of.


Posted by: benjamin at July 03, 2009 04:48 PM (jjlGZ)

697 hotair (ed and allah), nro and weekly standard are piling on hard. the exact talking points that the leftists are using.

like i said, something seems a little too scripted and prepared for me.


Update (AP): I was going to tuck this into one of my own
posts but it fits better here. Quin Hillyer, senior editor at the
Spectator, calls the resignation an "appalling dereliction of duty."

What Sarah Palin did today was get out before the real
challenges of the job (whatever challenges there are for such an easy
job) really rear their heads. The going got tough in terms of spurious
ethics charges against her, and she took off. Thatís cowardly. Thatís
not sign of staying power. Itís a sign of wanting to get out while the
getting is good, in order to become a full-time candidate for a
presidential race that wonít culminate for 3 1/2 more years. Itís a
little too calculating, by half ó or more.

I just listened to her speech announcing her decision, and found it
singularly unimpressive. ďThis was a rambling, bombastic,
self-centered, Ďpoor meí kind of speech.Ē Thatís how Mike Carey of the
Anchorage Daily News just described her speech on Fox News. I agree. He
then said it was, darn, I already canít remember if he said it was
ďpitifulĒ or ďpathetic,Ē but it was some word like that. Again, I
agree. It was a speech in which she clearly made a bit for a national
audience ó not a very effective bid, but a transparent one ó but didnít
adequately explain to the people of Alaska why she was relinquishing
her dutyÖ

Statesmen hang tough. Sarah Palin is cutting and running. ĎNuff said.

Posted by: Anti-Harkonnen Freedom Fighter at July 03, 2009 04:48 PM (5r0Tz)

698 Better Drudge Headline:
PALIN BAILIN'

Posted by: Dude in Denver at July 03, 2009 04:48 PM (Xyi+H)

699 Thoughts:

Concur with the above. Andrea Mitchell is not a credible source. She is the exact opposite of a credible source. Besides, Meg Stapleton (Palin's top political aide) specifically debunked Mitchell's claim on FoxNews.

There are legal reasons having to do with campaign finance law that prevent Palin from announcing even that she's exploring a run from President. It would partially explain the flurry of basketball metaphors and the McArthur quotation.

Here statement doesn't suggest someone who intends to disappear from politics all together. My guess is there will probably be another major announcement coming from her in the next few weeks.

Posted by: Robert_Paulson at July 03, 2009 04:48 PM (Rmb4y)

700
@662

Sure... and the rest of the right has been so charitable and supportive of Palin, what with Krauthammer calling her a "suicidal pick", Goldberg's condescending open letter, the constant on-going backstabbing from the McCain staffers... shall I go on or are you going to stop projecting?

Posted by: Gran at July 03, 2009 04:48 PM (kmmbv)

701 Ella, you are seeing what you want to see. Sarah Palin quite because it was becomming more about her than about Alaska. She loves Alaska and she knew the dems and libs who control the media and now even McCain's "dream team" were going to continue attacking her and she knew it would eventually impact her state. Rather than do half a job, she put the job in the hands of someone who wasn't such a national figure now. I'm sorry for those who want to spin it the way they want to spin it. Sarah said her peace, if you know Sarah, she is coming out of the gate and she's the next Secretariat.

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 04:48 PM (zplc6)

702 Now would be a good time to dump Michael Steele and ask Palin if she'd like the job.Jus' sayin'

Very Good Point!

Posted by: Paladin at July 03, 2009 04:49 PM (mw+rq)

703 DrewM.@564: "I'm not saying that's fun but she could raise that money in about an hour and half through a legal defense fund."

Bullshit. Did you give to that fund? I did because I knew she needed it. Her fund has been open for weeks now and, as far as I know, she hasn't drawn enough money for it to meet current legal obligations. Plus, had she gone public to the degree necessarily to peddle the fundraising, she likely would have met with yet another frivolous lawsuit claiming her quest for money from the seat of government was illegal.

And SarahPAC? Different animal from her legal defense fund. She cannot use that money to pay off her legal obligations.

So I ask again, what have you done to help defray this cost that she has been unfairly burdened with that is so easily and safely financed via begging?

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at July 03, 2009 04:49 PM (rZ235)

704
wtf? I hope you're right but... based on what?

Based on her speech. Did you listen to it? As I said earlier, it was not surrender speech, it was a F-You speech.

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 04:49 PM (UU3J6)

705 But this to me sounds like she knows a huge scandal is about to drop,
it's pre-emptive. With all the ethics questions swirling around her
right now, this is pretty suspicious. Maybe I'm wrong. But I doubt
it.

Hey, I'm sure there is a scandal ... as soon as some dipshit liberal thinks of one, that is. BTW, asswipe, all the ethics questions are friggin' bogus just like your messiah.

Palin 2012

Posted by: incognito at July 03, 2009 04:49 PM (qON3z)

706 You're right. I would also never be a serious candidate for office,
especially President. Sorting those people out is part of the process.True but neither is uncritical acceptance of someone as the leader of a party or movement.

She's not perfect to be sure, but it sure is easier to keep in the fight when you don't have equal fire coming at you from your own side. Defending her against the fire of conservatives who haven't yet figured out how to resurrect Ronald Reagan isn't uncritical acceptance, it's trying to keep some sort of opposition to the Marxist in Chief viable.

We have nothing but dorks and phonies left over for 2012. It's not going to be easy for you to polish the turds, I hope you don't flame me because I don't have uncritical acceptance of whom you find acceptable.

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 04:49 PM (0Lv+U)

707 trollbusters....fuck off. stop editing my comments. respect my freedom of speech!

You know as much about Freedom of Speech as you do about...well, anything else. You're a vapid little twat with an opinion on everything and knowledge of nothing. Editing your posts is simply saving you embarrassment.

Posted by: nickless at July 03, 2009 04:49 PM (MMC8r)

708 she has a plan.

So did we. They don't always work out.

Posted by: The Cylons at July 03, 2009 04:50 PM (iTt2X)

709 If you're bored of this already. Here's Thaddeus McCotter talking Iran and Honduras w/ Greg Gutfeld and Bill Schultz.
http://tinyurl.com/m9k2oh

Posted by: The Oort Cloud at July 03, 2009 04:50 PM (MqJKF)

710 palin steele, you seem like my kind of guy. Do you want to try a 69?

Posted by: poon at July 03, 2009 04:50 PM (i31Zq)

711 496
The country would've been much better off had Clinton (Monica impeachment, Kosovo) and Bush (immigration amnesty, TARP bailout) quit halfway through.
Other than the Iraq surge, nothing good came from those additional years.

Posted by: The Q at July 03, 2009 04:50 PM (pfStM)

712 Romney couldn't beat McCain and McCain couldn't beat Obama, but Romney could beat Obama?

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at July 03, 2009 04:50 PM (OtE8p)

713 @662- Instead of defending Palin on her merits, too many of her supporters focus on attacking everyone else in the party.

Okay then...

1. With cap and trade ruination looming, Energy and its cost will be a major topic in any future presidential campaign. If you could, please indicate which candidate would have more plausibility on this topic in a) The GOP, or b) the general election, which would feature the dolt that ushered in cap and trade?

2. The GOP has long been derided as the party of "old, rich, white men" and suffered a great deal because of this, though it is a bogus charge. Which candidate of those being mentioned on this thread would best rebut this charge in the GOP?

3. The GOP is also derided as being "not for the little guy". Who would address this charge better- the multi-millionaire son of a former governor, or a hard working woman who worked herself up from being a PTA mother?

4. The last candidate I was excited about in the GOP before Palin was Reagan, who I had the pleasure of voting for the first time I was old enough to do so. Wiser people than I have stated often that one of the main reasons ohblahblah won the last election was due to GOP malaise. Who other than Palin can energize the GOP to the extent she does?




Posted by: buster mcDissenter at July 03, 2009 04:50 PM (k8MRc)

714 684
DrewM is getting the Balls of Steel award for his comments in this thread.

-----

Was that a Marvel or DC comic book hero?

Posted by: AD at July 03, 2009 04:50 PM (Zwszt)

715 Maybe she should've thought about the potential for abuse in that ethics process before she championed it... Talk about having your own gun blowing up in your face.

Posted by: KG at July 03, 2009 04:51 PM (EHImH)

716
The impression I'm getting is that she has assembled a loyal staff and they're making their move.


Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 04:51 PM (UU3J6)

717 2012 is a long way off, and maybe she wants to be Senator Palin.

Posted by: DM! at July 03, 2009 04:51 PM (GJbFM)

718 Posted by: johnc -- ex-democrat at July 03, 2009 03:58 PM (ACkhT)
God bless you johnc.

Posted by: Adrienne at July 03, 2009 04:52 PM (Fv3gd)

719 Plus, had she gone public to the degree necessarily to peddle the
fundraising, she likely would have met with yet another frivolous
lawsuit claiming her quest for money from the seat of government was
illegal.

The Huffington Post was on a full out offensive on the legal defense fund alone, claiming the defense fund itself was an ethics violation

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 04:52 PM (0Lv+U)

720 And Taxachussetts is sooooo much the better for it.

Are the Palinistas going to tear down every credible Republican candidate in the hopes that their ditsy queen will step back into the ring?

I'm not exactly her biggest supporter,but I do respect her.

However, if one was such the rigid arbiter of conservatism like Mitt Romney , how the fuck do you possibly go from him to a Snoop Doggy Dogg Deval Patrick within one term?

Riddle me that Bat Man.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 04:52 PM (AoS9J)

721 The fact is the majority of you had no idea who Palin was less than a year ago. That you now had pinned all of your hopes on this relatively inexperienced person is not to your credit. I like her rhetoric but it takes far more than that when I'm looking for Presidential material. Unless she is ill I'm afraid she has confirmed my suspicions that she was no where near ready to be President.

Posted by: polynikes at July 03, 2009 04:52 PM (i0p66)

722 @527: Thanks, Katie Couric!
How exactlydo you confuse a softballlike "What magazines or newspapers did you read regularly before being picked for VP?" for a 'gotcha' question?

Posted by: query_tool at July 03, 2009 04:52 PM (PJmCy)

723 Krauthammer, just dump his gimpy ass off in the woods someplace
I told you guys not to trust Krackhead Kharlie months ago. Fucking gimp. He can take his wheelchair and his gas tax and shove it up his crippled ass.
Oh, and Kharles? You bettter start paying us for all those ramps and other public access crapfor handicapped folks. You didn't think we'd provide that shit for free, did you?

Posted by: jaleach at July 03, 2009 04:52 PM (gHrZU)

724 That speech was pure Palin. That was a "now I've got nothing to lose suckers" speech....

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 04:53 PM (zplc6)

725 705 Uncle Tweets
So true, but you can say fuck you without wanting to actually dance

Posted by: ATNorth at July 03, 2009 04:53 PM (XH/G8)

726 I would never in my life vote for Sarah, because girls are super-icky.

Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 04:53 PM (VDj74)

727 Ive had some time to think about this... and my feelings now are "FUCK YOU SARAH."

I was a huge supporter of yours. I remember when you were nominated last Labor weekend how excited I was. I was downright giddy. Your convention speech go me so fired up - I still listen to it. God I was so pumped in mid Sept. I was a little dismayed by some of your lackluster interviews, but still a big fan. Up until today. You have just validated every criticism against you. You proved yourself to be a hack, a weakling, and a flake. Could you really not have just toughed it out for 16 more months?? You made yourself look like a fool, and you made me look like a fool for defending you so strongly.


Posted by: Matt at July 03, 2009 04:53 PM (LU1Vg)

728 Well acording to MSNBC only ykels and red necks support her and they are laughing at her.

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 04:54 PM (zplc6)

729 Romney will be easily painted as a political opportunist
Watch the MSM closely. They'll start airing a lot more stories about Romney.

Posted by: jaleach at July 03, 2009 04:54 PM (gHrZU)

730 It's not "giving up" if she turns up on the 4th ON THE ATTACK !

Posted by: Vet Missing Parts at July 03, 2009 04:54 PM (MCHyX)

731 Is there anyway to get a list of the most egregious of the McCain staffers and do an operation pipewrench on that crowd as starters? It would not only feel good but also be an excellent example to the RINO crowd.
I don't want them physically hurt - but I do want them investigated, publicly trashed, hounded, embarrassed and otherwise driven out into the political cornfield forever.

Posted by: Jim From San Diego at July 03, 2009 04:54 PM (H7Rlw)

732 Gran,

You'll notice that I included the supporters of all potential candidates in my post, not just Palin supporters. I think the way that the right has treated Palin is despicable, particularly McCain's dogs. However, it is Palin herself who made news today. How about we focus on that, the merits, rather than deflecting?

Posted by: Xander Crews at July 03, 2009 04:54 PM (Aac1T)

733 Wow ... lots of trolls and mobys here on this thread. Why?

Because they are threatened by Palin. Plain and simple.

Posted by: incognito at July 03, 2009 04:55 PM (qON3z)

734 If she's so popular why can't she rally public support to stop this
kind of abuse? It's a noble cause. No one should be hounded from office
by this crap. To give in to it without trying to make it right (again,
she took credit for this process) is not an impressive act.

But wait, many have criticized her for whining too much and playing the victim.

So how does she rally public support to stop being abused if she doesn't whine and play the victim?

Posted by: AmishDude at July 03, 2009 04:55 PM (FWbHu)

735 Did you give to that fund?
Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at July 03, 2009 04:49 PM (rZ235)


Nope.

But then, I've never been particularly attached to her as a candidate.

FTR-I haven't been much of a critic of her either. I think I've been pretty fair to her in posts and comments.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 04:55 PM (iTt2X)

736 I will actively campaign against Romney, look at the disaster MA is. And I like Huckabee as a talk show host.

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 04:55 PM (zplc6)

737 Anybody who has played competitive sports knows that it's much more difficult to play good solid defense than it is to play an aggressive offense. Anyone who understands war has heard Patton's quotethat fixed defenses were for idiots. In war you need to take the initiative and take the fight to your opponent.

Palin was dying from a death by 1,000 cuts from the media and Democrat groups with constant false accusations of ethics violations. Beware what you ask for Dems, like Obiwan Kenobi she will be more powerful in death than life, in her case political death.

Prediction. Palin doesn't run for President in 2012. Palin will be campaigning with every Republican Congressman and Senator that opposes a weak Democrat or in areas that lean Republican. She will have the ability like noother to raise money for the candidates in the weak areas. She can go toe to toe with Obama in drawing crowds and mark my words, she is good for at least a 30 person swing in the House and 3 to 4 seats in the Senate. After the mid-terms she takes Michael Steel's position as the head of the GOP.

She was too big for the governors officeof Alaska. If she was the governor of New York, California or Texas politically maybe she stays but as long as she is tucked away up north and minding her state then she would not be able to take the initiative and go on offense. She's a point guard for Christ's sake, she wants the ball in her hands.

Posted by: Yoda at July 03, 2009 04:55 PM (M8pWR)

738 Oh and trollbusters, you're doing a fabulous job.

Keep it going!

Posted by: incognito at July 03, 2009 04:55 PM (qON3z)

739 While I would never in my life vote for Sarah, I would possibly
have voted for Romney. Romney has demonstrated competence and
experience in his life (bain capital, olympics, mass)

And yet, you voted for Obama, who has neither. You're beyond parody.

Posted by: nickless at July 03, 2009 04:55 PM (MMC8r)

740 Sarah has been like abaited and staked down Pit Bull, tied down to her responsibility as Govenor in a state far away from her attackers center.
Now she is coming off the leash. The smart Democrats (if there be such a thing) areabout to shite their pants.

Posted by: B Ciz at July 03, 2009 04:56 PM (ymwj3)

741
...can say fuck you without wanting to actually dance

Her own spokeswoman gave the clear impression that Gov Palin wants to stay in politics.

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 04:56 PM (UU3J6)

742 BrianO

Just to be clear, you are the kind of Palin worshiper that makes your average Obamabot look reasonable.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 04:56 PM (iTt2X)

743 Perhaps the canidate for 2012 isn't who we think should be, or who we want to be, or who is the most likely to be, rather the person who must be. And that person doesn't step forward to run, doesn't feign any interest in the job, does not give any indication they are even being considered, that person is chosen because they were really the only choice all along and we just need the time to come to that realization (which will be sometime around 2012, hopefully).
Perhaps that's what's going on -- who that person is remains to be seen.
Or pessimistically speaking -- perhaps we really are all doomed.

Posted by: unknown jane at July 03, 2009 04:57 PM (EpmMs)

744 Drew comes out swinging with two straw men in a row. What I'm wondering is what's the need? Just argueon the facts at hand. Not this:
True but neither is uncritical acceptance of someone as the leader of a party or movement.
Who said anything that would indicate uncritical acceptance, Kreskin, amazing reader of minds?
If she's so popular why can't she rally public support to stop this kind of abuse? It's a noble cause.
Who says she wants to? Who says she tried?

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 04:57 PM (aeNlj)

745 They are saying on MSNBC that she is going to be cut off at the knees by the republican party elite. so I guess if you don't follow the dirty monkey business of the one party dem/republicans then you can't be prez of the US?

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 04:57 PM (zplc6)

746 I would never in my life vote for Sarah, because girls are super-icky.


Except when moms bringing the Pabst and Cheeto's on a tray down to your basement man cave.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 04:57 PM (AoS9J)

747 To all you sarah haters: f u c k y o u.
with a rusty shovel.

Posted by: tangonine at July 03, 2009 04:57 PM (C8Pcc)

748 matt 728 - you would have folded 10 months ago. Sissy.

Posted by: fozzy at July 03, 2009 04:57 PM (ccEuN)

749
The smart Democrats (if there be such a thing) areabout to shite their pants.

I believe you're right, chum.


Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 04:58 PM (UU3J6)

750 If she's so popular why can't she rally public
support to stop this kind of abuse? It's a noble cause. No one should
be hounded from office by this crap. To give in to it without trying to
make it right (again, she took credit for this process) is not an
impressive act.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 04:48 PM

Abuse is pushed on us every day by King Obama and his Court Jesters. No one is stopping that either.

So she's human, she fought very long odds and lost. She's got enemies that we don't even know about, because the creeps on the inside protect them. It's easy to "fight" when you aren't out there alone.

You got Sarah out of there, you and AP can hang her scalp on your wall.

All hail Romney!

yay

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 04:58 PM (0Lv+U)

751 Here we are at last!

Me and a hollowed out cantaloup, a long weekend, and no one to answer to!

Posted by: Moloch at July 03, 2009 04:58 PM (w+6bX)

752 Matt @ 728- Hello, axelturfer.

Here's your hat, what's your hurry?

Posted by: buster mcDissenter at July 03, 2009 04:58 PM (k8MRc)

753 You can't resign from a governorship and then run for higher office.


I can't see why that would be true. It doesn't really seem to matter what you do these days does it? I mean freakin' Al Franken is a Senator, and we elected an inexperienced leftist crank to president.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 03, 2009 04:58 PM (PQY7w)

754 DrewM, and you are the kind of squish that makes McCain look conservative

Posted by: BrianO at July 03, 2009 04:59 PM (7Zs42)

755 I can't see why that would be true. It doesn't really seem to matter
what you do these days does it? I mean freakin' Al Franken is a
Senator, and we elected an inexperienced leftist crank to president.

Does that mean we gotta do it too?

Posted by: KG at July 03, 2009 05:00 PM (EHImH)

756
Think about it.

You think Obama and the Democrats want Sarah Palin traveling the country making speeches in front of tens of thousands, getting media coverage, talking up conservatism, criticizing Obama and Congress?

Hell No!

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 05:00 PM (UU3J6)

757 she has a plan.

"So did we. They don't always work out."

They NEVER work out. No plan ever survived contact with the enemy. Plans are useless: HAVING a plan is everything.

Posted by: Zombie Eisenhower at July 03, 2009 05:00 PM (jNE9Q)

758 From her own words, quoteing McCarthy, she is attacking in another direction.
The critical play at this time is to helptake back the House and Senate in 2010.
The pit bull is off the leash!!

Posted by: B Ciz at July 03, 2009 05:00 PM (ymwj3)

759 Any chance she forms a third party?

Posted by: Dick_Nixon at July 03, 2009 05:01 PM (kaOJx)

760 730

Romney will be easily painted as a political opportunist

Watch the MSM closely. They'll start airing a lot more stories about Romney.

Posted by: jaleach at July 03, 2009 04:54 PM (gHrZU)

I bet Romney's Mass. record and personal life get more in depth stories than Obama's personal life or present activities from now until 2012.

Posted by: Anti-Harkonnen Freedom Fighter at July 03, 2009 05:01 PM (5r0Tz)

761 "Powell has questioned the One's agenda.
Now, motherfucker???! Now??"

As a ďRepublicanĒ, Colin Powell is as useless as the tits on a bull. That is beyond dispute.

However, I do find it interesting that heís making critical remarks about Obama. He must have put his finger to the political winds recently and decided that the BO train is going to derail at some point in the future.

Posted by: Reggie1971 at July 03, 2009 05:01 PM (9jn5o)

762 Muffy ... thank you for tuning into MSNBC. I can't do it. I wouldn't have any TVs left in my house. :-)

Posted by: incognito at July 03, 2009 05:01 PM (qON3z)

763 I wish dad would have just accepted my preference for pretty, frilly things instead of rough and tumble sports.


Fucking jocks ruined my life!

Posted by: poon at July 03, 2009 05:01 PM (i31Zq)

764 what's the record for the longest thread? Also... what's the longest thread on any other candidate?

Yeah, she has enough cache to run with a straight face

and we're talking about three years away. that's, like 15 eternities in politics

Posted by: ATNorth at July 03, 2009 05:02 PM (XH/G8)

765 So how does she rally public support to stop being abused if she doesn't whine and play the victim?
Posted by: AmishDude at July 03, 2009 04:55 PM (FWbHu)

By making a principled argument that there is a way to hold officials accountable without holding them hostage to a handful of disgruntled nutjobs?

Seems someone of her considerable political skills (and I mean that sincerely) should be able to make that case.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 05:02 PM (iTt2X)

766 Why is everyone piling on Governor Palin when we don't know exactly what happened here? I'm not going to make any decisions about my feelings towards this until I have all the facts.

Posted by: '80sBaby at July 03, 2009 05:02 PM (r5/CR)

767 Is there anyway to get a list of the most egregious of the McCain
staffers and do an operation pipewrench on that crowd as starters?

What I'd be up for is this:

Take a list of the 4-5 potential people in the McCain campaign who badmouthed her to the press -- until we can narrow down that list, don't vote for a single candidate who employees one of those people (not for an election, not for a primary, no donations, etc.)

Posted by: AD at July 03, 2009 05:02 PM (Zwszt)

768 @764- Poon, we all knew you were a chuckleheaded troll, but this just shows you're dead from the waist down. Or more into livestock than humans.

Posted by: buster mcDissenter at July 03, 2009 05:03 PM (k8MRc)

769 The pit bull is off the leash!!
Amen. My mother even said it sounds like someone pissed her off...

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 05:03 PM (aeNlj)

770 Incognito, I find MSNBC hysterical. They have no clue, no clue.

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 05:03 PM (zplc6)

771 The more I think about this, the more I think, "Rove you magnificient bastard!".
(which is the opposite of my first thought- I hope my second thought is more accurate).

Posted by: GregInSeattle at July 03, 2009 05:03 PM (gbGqE)

772 FOX just ran new video of her. In it she said "I hope people take me at my word. THIS IS no more politics as usual."

Michael Steele was seen nervously looking over his shoulder.

Posted by: Tami at July 03, 2009 05:04 PM (VuLos)

773 The elites got what they wanted, which was protection of the powerful in both parties. We'll now be led by the piggies who'll decide when their turn at the trough comes. We're now going to be presented with some designated loser who'll play nice with Obama, all with the understanding that playing by the Dems rules will get your share of the gruel.

The GOP is now exposed as a pack of sorry assholes who really should disband so that a REAL opposition party can be born. They're morally bankrupt, they're just waiting for apathy to render them financially bankrupt.


Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 05:04 PM (0Lv+U)

774 PRESENT!

Posted by: Barry Sotero at July 03, 2009 05:04 PM (9H4sW)

775 Obviously the other shoe has yet to drop in this story. But if the story is that she's tired of attacks on her family then here we have the ultimate story of American politics today. You better be a liberal and love whoever the press picks to be president.If you are a conservative and dare to oppose The One, the MSM will go after you with every lie, go after your family with every insult, quote every antagonistic anonymous source, publish endless, unfounded opinion hitpieces in the thin guise of journalism and hound you until you cannot bear the effect on your family. The mafia could take lessons on thuggery from the shit we call the American news industry.
If that is the story, America is truly over with and maythe people who made it that way get whatever's coming to them.

Posted by: Crusty at July 03, 2009 05:04 PM (qzgbP)

776
"From her own words, quoteing McCarthy, she is attacking in another direction."
Er, that's Douglas MACARTHUR, not either Joe or Eugene McCarthy.

Posted by: Dave J. at July 03, 2009 05:05 PM (jNE9Q)

777 @ 734 - no one is threatened by Sarah now. She has undermined her credibility. Whats there to be threatened by? Someone who couldnt complete one four year term as governor? She took a big step toward political irrelevance today.

Think about what she just did... She resigned from her first state wide elected position just past the half way point. Essentially she couldnt stand the heat and got out of the kitchen. Its sad to think what could have been.

Posted by: Matt at July 03, 2009 05:05 PM (LU1Vg)

778 After 30 years sputtering along, the Cult of Reagan is dead. For good.


The Cult of Reagan that you speak so facetiously of, ended The Cold War, freed Europe from the chains of Communism, derailed Russian dominance and a certain nuclear holocaust and ushered in the greatest age of prosperity man has ever known and your able to just nonchalantly wave that away with a blithe hand ?

You need to put away the brown acid and the needles.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 05:05 PM (AoS9J)

779 "772

The more I think about this, the more I think, "Rove you magnificient bastard!".

(which is the opposite of my first thought- I hope my second thought is more accurate).

Posted by: GregInSeattle at July 03, 2009 05:03 PM (gbGqE)"by George, I think you've got it. lol

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 05:05 PM (zplc6)

780 amazing how some here seem relieved, almost gleeful at prospect of her exit from public life.
somehow i don't think she's done yet...

Posted by: Shoey at July 03, 2009 05:06 PM (RxUMK)

781 Well, Muffy, if I ever saw Rachel M. or Keith O. on the street, I'd seriously be in jail because I'd beat the living shit out of both of them.

Posted by: incognito at July 03, 2009 05:06 PM (qON3z)

782 Bill Kristol just opined onFox that he thinks that she is running for Prez.

Posted by: Juliet16 at July 03, 2009 05:06 PM (2xgu5)

783 3rd party leadership? Just speculating.

Bringing back the "Bull Moose Party" works for me!
I'm done with the RNC.

Posted by: Paladin at July 03, 2009 05:07 PM (mw+rq)

784 @517 Johnny
A Palin-led third party is the easiest way to ensurean Obamavictory in 2012. I seriously doubt Palin wants to become the right's version of Ralph Nader.

Posted by: query_tool at July 03, 2009 05:07 PM (PJmCy)

785 Oooohh! Watch out palinsteele and poon! Trolltron3030 just smoked your asses @ 581 !

ē Palin is a joke. --- Check
ē She's "divisive". --- Check
ē Invocation of "oogedy-boogedy", Xtianists. --- Check

But best of all, Trolltron3030 absolutely stuck the landing with the old "where there's smoke, there's fire...". Classic!

I give it a 10. That there is an almost perfect exemplar of Axleturfing. That's how you work with memes. Bravo!

Posted by: Deety at July 03, 2009 05:07 PM (aVzyR)

786 Bacon?

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 05:07 PM (aeNlj)

787 Has anyone in this thread wondered if she is pregnant?

Posted by: TRO at July 03, 2009 05:08 PM (q4WFG)

788 @777- Believe she was quoting Paul McCarthy, ex member of the beagles who also wrote:
"Hey..you...get offa my cloud!"
and
"Somethin' happenin' here...what it is ain't exactly clear."


Posted by: buster mcDissenter at July 03, 2009 05:08 PM (k8MRc)

789 I don't blame her, politics has become dominated by scum bags, and she isn't a scum bag. She and her family have been attacked on a personal level like nobody else. I would go home and make some money too.

Posted by: ken at July 03, 2009 05:08 PM (5wDS8)

790 Sorry the DNC in Alaska is out of control. TOTAL BS!

"Palin has been dogged by ethics inquiries, but last month, her office touted the fact a 15th ethics complain against her or one of her staff had been dismissed. And she has accused her opponents of targeting her for political gain."

Posted by: joedag at July 03, 2009 05:08 PM (SaTLC)

791 Seems someone of her considerable political skills (and I mean that sincerely) should be able to make that case.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 05:02 PM

Maybe she will. It's possible that she'll resign from the Republican party and start a new movement.

Mark Levin is coming on now. I can't wait for him to start blasting the backbenchers. Maybe he'll start naming names today.

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 05:08 PM (0Lv+U)

792 I've reached the point where it's not really mobies being mobies that bothers me, but their incompetence at it. Not merely are you bad at it, but you fail to show the capacity to learn. Months or weeks at the job mean nothing, you just don't get better. At least take pride in your job. You suck. I'm ashamed to be the recipient of such amateurishness.

Posted by: AD at July 03, 2009 05:08 PM (Zwszt)

793 Who says she wants to? Who says she tried?
Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 04:57 PM (aeNlj)


Isn't that exactly the kind of thing she or any Governor should care about? I mean this is about the integrity of representative Democracy. If her case (or yours) is she doesn't care that the law she "championed " (her word, not mine) has done such damage, that's a bigger problem than anything else.

I'm guessing that's not a case you want to make.

As for the desire for 'uncritical acceptance' by some, it's real. When people who would like to see her succeed get attacked for daring to suggest ways she might improve something is wrong.

Now, there are a lot of people whose 'criticisms' are really attacks (Noonan, Parker and Frum come to mind) but Goldberg and Krauthammer get attacked too and they've done nothing out of bounds.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 05:08 PM (iTt2X)

794
You watch. After Palin's first rally/speech/townhall all this negative spin will evaporate. She's going to speak truth to power and the people will hear it.

I don't know if this will get Palin in the White House, but it will be good for the GOP. We need SOMEONE to oppose Obama and the Democrats.

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 05:09 PM (UU3J6)

795 Won't someone pay attention to me?

Posted by: Barry Sotero at July 03, 2009 05:09 PM (9H4sW)

796 Hey moron, wouldn't a senate run make her a lame duck? Then, if if she ran for prez, she would have more experience than Obama when he ran... Not that I would want her to do that, but she would be better than Romney or the other "moderates".

I hope she has been having secret conference calls with Gingrich on a new Contract with America by some other name.

another thing:
As if spending 23 hours a day fighting bogus ethics complaints from every libtard on the planet doesn't make her less effective...


Posted by: Pinochet at July 03, 2009 05:09 PM (aQPSa)

797 If she did this because she though it was the "responsible" thing to do as a Presidential candidate, then she's an idiot. Granted, she didn't have to run for re-election, but resigning early makes her look unfit to lead. I hope she's planning to bail out of politics entirely.

Posted by: Rod Rescueman at July 03, 2009 05:09 PM (CuhvV)

798 The woman has borne up under more shit than any public figure in recent memory, and has more balls than 95% of the elected officials in this country.

It ain't over.

Posted by: MDH3 at July 03, 2009 05:09 PM (H7xm7)

799 Observation on the timing of the announcement--she waited until after Limbaugh's show and he's going on vacation next week (BIRM)...
Maybe she began to recognize that too many on the right had become enraptured by her (and why not), when she may not have had the same aspirations. We all know that political leaders aren't saviors or messiahs, and she didn't want to assume that role. She's apparently comfortable enough in her own skin to not need the constant validation that megalo's like Obama need.
It's kind of like Twelve O'Clock High (mandatory viewing back at basic).As the Group became too dependent on the leadership of one man, Gen Savage had to build up other leaders.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at July 03, 2009 05:09 PM (n2eCn)

800 Well, being pregnant hasn't stopped her before so it wouldn't matter really, it would just be a nice situation for her and her family.

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 05:10 PM (zplc6)

801 Let's just cut to the chase ... it was either spend another evening alone with my Strawberry Shortcake figurines or drop 84 comments on this post.

Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 05:10 PM (VDj74)

802
To paraphrase the Chairman of the Board...

She's doing it her way.

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 05:10 PM (UU3J6)

803 766. Drew M.

If Sarah had tried to get the ethics law changed, imagine the shrieks that she was doing it to protect her own corruption!

Posted by: goddessoftheclassroom at July 03, 2009 05:10 PM (cojWg)

804 Seriously, is there ANY announcement that Obama could make that would generate an 800+ comment thread on Ace of Spades?

NO.

I don't care if he said he was going to repeal the 25th Amendment, institute a 100% income tax rate, or abolished private ownership of business and property, he couldn't do anything that would generate this much activity.

Posted by: Tom in Korea at July 03, 2009 05:10 PM (9H4sW)

805 788
Has anyone in this thread wondered if she is pregnant?

Only the nimrods on CNN and if she was, she wouldn't leave office.

Posted by: incognito at July 03, 2009 05:11 PM (qON3z)

806
ban that piece of shit now

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 05:11 PM (UU3J6)

807 I don't think anyone has said this so.....

Maybe she will head up the new Alaska Independence Party.

Posted by: Rickshaw Jack at July 03, 2009 05:11 PM (hqFvf)

808 @798- Rod Rescueman.

Axelturfer, please sign in at the front desk.

Posted by: buster mcDissenter at July 03, 2009 05:12 PM (k8MRc)

809 www.sarahpac.com
She's running just by looking at the transcript of her speech. By the way, hasn't anyone noticed she just doesn't engage in the rank-and-file (predictable)political processes of the GOP? The conventional wisdom would indicate that she is done with politics but is she conventional (wink-wink)?

Posted by: phoenixrisen at July 03, 2009 05:12 PM (74DQm)

810 @753 - Im as far from an Axelturfer as you can get. Im just thinking ahead to the conversations Ill have with liberal friends/acquaintances who I used to defend Palin to. Whats there to say now? Nothing but you were right. She isnt fit to lead.


Posted by: Matt at July 03, 2009 05:12 PM (LU1Vg)

811 I approve of abortion ... only if palin-steele's mother would have had one.

Posted by: incognito at July 03, 2009 05:12 PM (qON3z)

812 "Somethin' happenin' here...what it is ain't exactly clear."
One thing's clear: Sarah can really rock the house. Look at this thread. All the mobies even got dressed up and came over.

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 05:12 PM (aeNlj)

813 [that seemed like a long comment. hope you didn't put too much time into it! ahh who are we kidding? you've got nothing better to do!]


[now get to typing, monkey! and show some sputtering outrage at how i stepped on your "rights" or something.]

Posted by: poon at July 03, 2009 05:12 PM (i31Zq)

814 She's hated by socialists. Reason enough for me to love her.
Honestly, though, she wasn't ready to deal with the media and the rigors of running against a bronze god. She wasn't ready.

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 05:12 PM (yUiO3)

815 Maybe she's looking at beating up Allahpundit and wanted to do it as a private citizen rather than as governor to avoid a 17th bullshit ethics code violation charge?

Posted by: andycanuck at July 03, 2009 05:12 PM (xmEXV)

816 poop?

Posted by: John ryan at July 03, 2009 05:13 PM (Ds1/T)

817 "She couldve just gotten an abortion instead of resigning though"

Have you been paying attention at all?

Posted by: MDH3 at July 03, 2009 05:13 PM (H7xm7)

818 A former adviser, Jason Recher is speaking on MSNBC and he is successfully eating the MSNBC anchor alive!!!! Woo hoo go Jason, good job.

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 05:13 PM (zplc6)

819 I'm getting a little tired of this "last man standing" attitude of those who think the GOP is still interested in staying viable as an opposition party.

It'll hurt the GOP if we run a third party? The GOP isn't even interested in being a second party anymore, they're just happy to be allowed to accept their crumbs from the Democrats and act as the pretend opposition so that the powerful can continue the pretense that we have some sort of democracy here.

Levin seems to think she's resigning to take her fight to the lower 48.

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 05:13 PM (0Lv+U)

820 Rumor has it that Sarah is leading an invasion of Washington, D.C. It's time to suit up, guys and gals.

Posted by: jaleach at July 03, 2009 05:13 PM (gHrZU)

821 Yeah, whatever you say Moby ... I mean, Matt.

Posted by: incognito at July 03, 2009 05:13 PM (qON3z)

822
Yoda, your analysis makes a lot of sense.

Posted by: Brown Line at July 03, 2009 05:14 PM (r0M4a)

823 I already stated that Rick Sanchez speculated that Palin may be
pregnant. She couldve just gotten an abortion instead of resigning
though...but it'd prob be hard to be discreet about it.



Shame your mom didn't give a second thought about abortion, although I'll bet she wishes she could take it back.

Hindsight is always 20/20 and it would also free up a lot of basement space for bridge games and sex toy Tupperware party's.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 05:14 PM (AoS9J)

824 because she makes their little doodle sparkle?Like that boner for Obama you're constatnly sporting, poon?

Posted by: andycanuck at July 03, 2009 05:14 PM (xmEXV)

825 @ 814 ah, I forgot one. You're into inter-species action, and prefer the Klingon poon. Well, if you're all up into the first, uh, creature's bidness- well good for you.

Posted by: buster mcDissenter at July 03, 2009 05:14 PM (k8MRc)

826 "817
once you quit a job before finishing it doesn't mke you look very elective

Posted by: John ryan at July 03, 2009 05:13 PM (Ds1/T)"I would submit to you that she did finish the job in 2 1/2 years. Everything she promised to do in her cmpaign she had accomplished alrady, ahead of schedule and in record time. The rest of her term would be icing on the cake and maybe she felt America needs her more????

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 05:14 PM (zplc6)

827 This thread has jumped the shark SO HARD.

Posted by: Max Power at July 03, 2009 05:14 PM (+wxCD)

828 Uncle Tweets, I agree, and I think that's her element. She does it best her way. Shit's about to hit the fan. For one thing, think of the crowds she draws. She can do conservatism more good raising money and beating the rhetorical shit out of Donks and the MSM.

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 05:15 PM (aeNlj)

829 Rumor has it that Sarah is leading an invasion of Washington, D.C. It's time to suit up, guys and gals.



Hey I'm only 80 miles and about 800 rounds from there.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 05:15 PM (AoS9J)

830 What her resignation has done is very interesting - she has effectively cast the media (who naturally hate her) the Democrats (same thing, who hate her) and the establishment Republicans (who also hate her) into the same trash bin and made the rest of us start to think about alternatives. It almost certainly wasn't her object in this. I believe she did this to protect herself, her privacy, and her family - but the effect will be to further distance many conservatives from the traditional Republican Party. Which in the long run is a good thing.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at July 03, 2009 05:15 PM (8fmXu)

831 805
More to the point, is there anything Romney or Steele, or Huckabee or Pawlenty could say that would generate this much interest?

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at July 03, 2009 05:15 PM (OtE8p)

832 "She couldve just gotten an abortion instead of resigning though"

Did your parents have any children that lived?!

Posted by: GySGT Hartmann at July 03, 2009 05:16 PM (jNE9Q)

833 Maybe Palin is like Barry Goldwater, unknowngly preparing the way for another candidate.

"Levin seems to think she's resigning to take her fight to the lower 48."
I thought that too, but how will she do it?

Posted by: o.u. at July 03, 2009 05:16 PM (lYx2G)

Posted by: poon's mother at July 03, 2009 05:16 PM (L+dBi)

835 You're just trying to make me watch MSNBC, aren't you Muffy? LOL. I missed it. Just in time to catch Ed "I'm just a big fat libturd know it all mother f'er". Ugh.

Posted by: incognito at July 03, 2009 05:16 PM (qON3z)

836 This thread has jumped the shark SO HARD.
Not before you nuked the fridge.

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 05:16 PM (aeNlj)

837 @813- One thing's clear: Sarah can really rock the house. Look at this thread. All the mobies even got dressed up and came over.

Yeah, and they brought a bunch of friends. Just hope they brought enough baggies to clean up after 'em.

Posted by: buster mcDissenter at July 03, 2009 05:16 PM (k8MRc)

838 IF this is the evidence that you need to change your mind (to the negative) about Sarah, then you are just another liberal asswipe troll.

This is evidence of nothing, except that being Governor is now a distraction to her somehow, wait for the other shoe to drop, and for those of you that are actually conservative, stop stabbing one of your own in the back. You are like the RINO's who go to Washington and start trying to "fit in" and get invited to the cool parties.


Posted by: Pinochet at July 03, 2009 05:16 PM (aQPSa)

839 825+. Wow what a thread. Say what you want about Sarah, she is electricity in political terms.

Posted by: Locus Ceruleus at July 03, 2009 05:16 PM (rPV33)

840
Did you guys see that 'humpty dumpty' quote from Biden regarding Iraq?

Unbelievable how much of a fucking dunce Biden is and he gets a pass from the media.

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 05:16 PM (UU3J6)

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 05:17 PM (aeNlj)

842 What's a Moby/Mobie?

Posted by: Banned but not Dead at July 03, 2009 05:17 PM (TTcQQ)

843 Oh, that was a really blank post.

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 05:17 PM (aeNlj)

844 and show some sputtering outrage at how i stepped on your "rights" or something.

I kind of enjoy watching you guys beclown Ace while the national spotlight briefly shines on this thread.

Posted by: poon at July 03, 2009 05:17 PM (i31Zq)

845 Will it break a thousand?

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 05:18 PM (zplc6)

846 She's hated by socialists. Reason enough for me to love her.
Honestly, though, she wasn't ready to deal with the media and the rigors of running against a bronze god. She wasn't ready.
She's got to raise her family, fight ethics bullshit, face DemSM toilet tactics in smearing her, raise money for defense, speak out on issues, and get fragged by shitheads in the GOP. Pretty hard to run a state detached by a long flight too.

The other Republicans never even tried to fight back. They stand numbly while the socialists bitch slap them, and thank them for allowing them in their space.

We are truly fucked

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 05:18 PM (0Lv+U)

847 I sure would like to be a fly on the wall at the DNC office right now. You know that the leftists are shitting their pants right now contemplating what a Sarah off the leash is going to do to them.

Posted by: Bosk at July 03, 2009 05:19 PM (pUO5u)

848 805More to the point, is there anything Romney or Steele, or Huckabee or Pawlenty could say that would generate this much interest?

Not a chance. Everyone here knows that. And so do Romney, Huckster, and all the rest.

Posted by: Tom in Korea at July 03, 2009 05:19 PM (9H4sW)

849 Isn't that exactly the kind of thing she or any Governor should care about?
Isn't that another non-issue?

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 05:19 PM (aeNlj)

850 Holy cow poon, are you a bint or what? Don't you have to get ready for the dinner rush at work?

Posted by: Rickshaw Jack at July 03, 2009 05:19 PM (hqFvf)

851 809 buster

Sorry, no Axelturfer here. However,I used to be known as "Lizard by the Bay" over at LGF before Chuckie Johnson lost his fucking mind.

Posted by: Rod Rescueman at July 03, 2009 05:20 PM (CuhvV)

852 777 "From her own words, quoteing McCarthy, she is attacking in another direction."
Er, that's Douglas MACARTHUR, not either Joe or Eugene McCarthy.Posted by: Dave J

Oh Damn, you are right Dave. Thanks
The point remains. She isn't retreating, she is choosing a new avenue of attack.

Posted by: B Ciz at July 03, 2009 05:20 PM (ymwj3)

853
Oh, that was a really blank post


Shooting blanks are we.

I'd almost mistake you for palin steeles dad, shooting unleavened yeast into Mrs. Steeles crotch oven.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 05:20 PM (AoS9J)

854 Unicle tweets, it's Slow Joe what did you expect.

Posted by: Tom at July 03, 2009 05:20 PM (pe0dc)

855 Way to go, Ace. Sullivan has your quote up about it being over for her.

Posted by: beedubya at July 03, 2009 05:20 PM (AnTyA)

856 If she wanted the spotlight off her, she sure picked a poor way to do it. What kind of game within a game is being played here?

Posted by: Max Power at July 03, 2009 05:20 PM (+wxCD)

857 "Did you guys see that 'humpty dumpty' quote from Biden regarding Iraq?

Unbelievable how much of a fucking dunce Biden is and he gets a pass from the media."

Tell us more, Uncle.


Posted by: buster mcDissenter at July 03, 2009 05:20 PM (k8MRc)

858 What's a Moby/Mobie?

Posted by: Banned but not Dead at July 03, 2009 05:21 PM (TTcQQ)

859 I just got back from the movies with my kids and am absolutely heartbroken! Just. Wow. I am off to learn more. But before I do here is my two cents: I started getting interested in politics because of her. I found this blog & others as a way to get involved. I donated money on a local level and even other candidates that needed help. I went to tea parties and made phone calls before major votes. I jumped into this world because Sarah motivated me. I feel sick and even more sick by the DNC and MSNMB talking heads and there horrible words. They should be absolutely ashamed of themselves and so should the Repubs who couldn't support her. Her situation was completely different than Romney, Huck or others. Hell, I don't even know what Huck's wife looks like or his kids. Anyway, I wish her and her family the best and I can thank her for introducing me to my small part of our political world. Of course, after just hearing what the DNC has to say, I'm not sure I want to stick around. Why do civilized people think it's okay to be so vicious?

Posted by: Trish at July 03, 2009 05:21 PM (0U5Kd)

860 832
805More to the point, is there anything Romney or Steele, or Huckabee or Pawlenty could say that would generate this much interest?

None of those guys could draw a crowd of flies even if they were standing waist deep in shit

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 05:22 PM (0Lv+U)

861 unless the ppl in this country who would chose liberty over equality have some kind of voice, some kind of representation, some kind of influence, things are going to be bad.
those(us/we) ppl love Sarah Palin, we know she's one of us, we can smell it, i don't know what she's planning, but i think i'll like it, whatever it is.
for all of you Palin-haters in both parties... suck it, because you will all be absorbed by the moose clan.

Posted by: Shoey at July 03, 2009 05:22 PM (RxUMK)

862 @852- fair enough. We seem to be overrun by the lil' beasties today, hard to keep track of all the new ones.

Posted by: buster mcDissenter at July 03, 2009 05:22 PM (k8MRc)

863
it's Unicle

yooooo-nickel


Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 05:22 PM (UU3J6)

864 "Will it break a thousand?"

If I remember correctly, dear departed (but not forgotten) Second Breakfast had its shining moment of glory with over 5000 comments on the "UK, Fuck Yeah" thread for 7/7.

Posted by: Dave J. at July 03, 2009 05:22 PM (jNE9Q)

865 These anti democratic forces who were filing these lawsuits are what the democratic party has become. Win at any cost.

I was in the surgeons lounge at one of our local hospitals today and wanted to get FOX's take on this. Well someone set the passwords to themselves and blocked FOX. The hospital is trying to find out how to override the block.

It is the concept that liberals try to block free speech by calling it bad things and then do whatever it takes to silence opposition.

Posted by: Locus Ceruleus at July 03, 2009 05:23 PM (rPV33)

866 I got a quote for sully.

Go fuck yourself with jagged rusty barbed wire.

Posted by: Rickshaw Jack at July 03, 2009 05:23 PM (hqFvf)

867 Way to go, Ace. Sullivan has your quote up about it being over for her.



Oh man the irony registers a 9.0 on the Shadenfreude scale. I wouldn't blame Ace for tanking up this weekend, hell I'm doing it now on his behalf.

Way to go Ace.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 05:23 PM (AoS9J)

868 Maybe she's looking at beating up Allahpundit and wanted to do it as a private citizen rather than as governor to avoid a 17th bullshit ethics code violation charge?
God, I hope so. Someone needs to kick that pansy's ass.

Posted by: jaleach at July 03, 2009 05:23 PM (gHrZU)

869
We are truly fucked



Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 05:18 PM (0Lv+U)

yep.

Posted by: Dave C at July 03, 2009 05:23 PM (gwnKl)

870 Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 05:19 PM (aeNlj)

So any part of her record that you don't like "isn't an issue"?

It seems to me it's fair to look at her motivations for resigning in evaluating her as a future leader or candidate.

Am I wrong about that?

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 05:23 PM (iTt2X)

871 @864 - Okay, okay. Tell us more, you nickel.

Posted by: buster mcDissenter at July 03, 2009 05:24 PM (k8MRc)

872 Look for her to move soon to the Lower 48. Maybe Texas, Virginia, or Florida.

Palin 2012 is here.

No, DrewM, you won't be on the VP list.

Posted by: eman at July 03, 2009 05:24 PM (fpywm)

873 Poon? Poon? You in here? Go find your sister, Tang. Look under your father, it is Friday, after all. Then both of you go find some fresh big-boy pants and get palingsteel's steaming load changed, I think he is in the basement, diddling the cat. Or maybe moloch.

Posted by: poon's mother at July 03, 2009 05:24 PM (L+dBi)

874 Its sad that the dhimmirats are such scum that they can't beat Palin on her policies or accomplishments but have to resort to the MSM and bogus lawsuits to beat her. This is why descent people will not become involved in politics and why the usuals politician has no backbone, brain or morals.
I expect we will hear a great deal more from Palin.

I'd buy a used car from Palin. Would you buy a used car from Obama?



Posted by: Thomas Jackson at July 03, 2009 05:24 PM (B8gqF)

875 821 Rumor has it that Sarah is leading an invasion of Washington, D.C. It's time to suit up, guys and gals.

I like your thinking, except that Sarah would likely start in a place like, I dunno, Lenexa Kansas, and work her way out, over, and up.

Posted by: sybilll at July 03, 2009 05:24 PM (GlOpN)

876 DrewM.@736,

I don't recall all of your positions, but on this thread, you're being unfair.

You think the money for her legal defense will flow in and is easily acquired. It provably isn't. Not enough have given to her and she hasn't been in a position to ask for help. She doesn't have the backing of the GOP because it's still an insulated old boy network that is willing to use her to draw campaign money but that will not help her when she needs it. It's morally bankrupt, too. That's where Palin is now... between a rock and a hard place. She will not get a fair shake and even people from the Right are attacking her for doing something entirely logical from a practical perspective from a practical, and normal person:

1) The attacks detract from her administration's mission in trying times.
2) She cannot stop these lawsuits from continuing.
3) She cannot get enough money to defend herself against this frivolity.
4) She doesn't want to be a lame duck on the public dime.
5) She wants Alaska to succeed but the acute focus on her effects her whole staff unneccessarily.
6) She's ethical and self-sacrificing, so stepping down is in valor and not in defeat.
7) She comes out publicly stating the fucking obvious and some would say she's doing the wrong thing.

Yet the right would excoriate her from "running away." What a disingenuous charge. She's moving to be productive where she can, has left a state in much better than average shape, is displaying leadership by not wasting valuable government time for petty political attacks of personal destruction, and may find opportunity to engage in a different arena away from the circus where the ring-leaders keep her bound.

She's now liberated to defend herself against unprecedented assaults, allowed her state to continue without the extreme sideshow, and opened up an antirely new avenue to draw supporters across the nation, perhaps as a grassroots leader that would really define change and not this two-party behemoth that is essentially one giant, immovable tent.

And to you and others, she's behaving inappropriately. Do you not see what's wrong with this picture? It's Palin who has her head screwed on right.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at July 03, 2009 05:24 PM (rZ235)

877 856
Way to go, Ace. Sullivan has your quote up about it being over for her.

Posted by: beedubya at July 03, 2009 05:20 PM

That's why we vehemently stick up for her, because shitstains like Andi Sullivan and Charles Johnson grab onto it as their big "see, I'm a fucking genius" point

I hope Andi dies of painful rot

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 05:25 PM (0Lv+U)

878 What'll become of Tina Fey?

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at July 03, 2009 05:25 PM (n2eCn)

879 These anti democratic forces who were filing these lawsuits are what the democratic party has become. Win at any cost.

Oh, and smear teenage daughters and even mentally-handicapped children. That's the party of compassion.

Posted by: nickless at July 03, 2009 05:25 PM (MMC8r)

880
wow you see the 108 year old WWI vet?

Amazing!!!

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 05:25 PM (UU3J6)

881 If she really does disappear that's bad news for the media. Attacking Palin kept attention off Obama's systematic socialization of America. With Bush and Palin out of the picture, who will they distract us with, which conservativewill they focus their liberal rage on? Pat Sajak?

Posted by: Crusty at July 03, 2009 05:26 PM (qzgbP)

882 Now that I'm home from work, I can finally post. I must say it's a great day to finally receive the Nugent/Palin 2012 bumper stickers that I ordered on eBay. Perfect timing!

Hopefully, they will start the 'Let's Fuck Some Shit Up' party. Wango-See-Tango, motherfuckers!!!

And BTW, stop the Jonah G bashing. He's the man - Just tellin it like it is. Don't hate.

Posted by: Navin R Johnson at July 03, 2009 05:26 PM (jyEfB)

883 I just wanted you to know how much I love COCK!!!

Posted by: Ace and Drew at July 03, 2009 05:26 PM (AoS9J)

884
> 846 Will it break a thousand?

Posted by: muffy

It's over Nine Thousand!!

Oh, sorry. Wrong meme.

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at July 03, 2009 05:26 PM (X7EVr)

885 what a sap
Did Allah tell you that's what he thinks and you come off "Me Too! Me Too!"

Posted by: Beto The Elder at July 03, 2009 05:26 PM (F1b/5)

886 She's running in 2012, but the most important thing right now is the House and Senate elections in 2010. I guarantee she'll be raising money and stumping for candidates next year, and she can't do that as governor of Alaska.

She'll spend the next two years addressing her perceived weaknesses and her detractors, and I hope she addresses her "Republican" adversaries in the same way Michael Corleone addressed his adversaries in The Godfather.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at July 03, 2009 05:26 PM (gEU82)

887 I would submit to you that she did
finish the job in 2 1/2 years. Everything she promised to do in her
cmpaign she had accomplished alrady, ahead of schedule and in record
time. The rest of her term would be icing on the cake and maybe she
felt America needs her more????


Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 05:14 PM (zplc6)

She also pissed off the entire GOP establishment of Alaska by taking on the good ol' boys. And, of course, she also pissed off the national GOP establishment, the McCain/ Country Club wing of the GOP, etc., etc. ...

She bailed to avoid bankruptcy, and to take the fight in a new direction. She can speak all over the nation, and she'll raise big bucks, giving her a source of power, and influence over other candidates, and ideologically, she'll beat the left - and especially Obama - like a rented mule.

The next few months will be very interesting for any number of unpleasant reasons, from the various bubbles, to the chance of a commodity food shortfall that causes turmoil worldwide. This is going to be a pleasant counterpoint.

Posted by: Josef K. at July 03, 2009 05:26 PM (7+pP9)

888 muffy @ 827, that is a lame way of saying she got bored and decided to self-aggrandizing.

You don't "finish" a term because you accomplished some stuff on a to-do list. You run for an office, then the term is the entire length of that office. It is tres tacky to bail out in the middle of the term, unless there are serious personal reasons (illness or, in her case, truly hate-filled and unceasing press coverage).

But this decision can and should knock her out of any future runs. She cannot claim "mission accomplished" two years into a presidential term and then quit. It's just as unacceptable to do it in a gubernatorial term.

Posted by: Ella at July 03, 2009 05:26 PM (gQ4Zh)

889 No, DrewM, you won't be on the VP list.

Thank God. It'll take years to get Biden's stink out of AF2. I don't need that shit in my life.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 05:27 PM (iTt2X)

890 Nice of the talk show host on MSNBC to come out and say that there is something else going on here, saying he knew sanford wasn't on the trail. Calling her a quitter. It will be fun to watch the faces on these guys in three weeks. He called it a bizarre end to a bizarre career. Wow, no one can recognize normal anymore.

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 05:27 PM (zplc6)

891 @873- Look for her to move soon to the Lower 48. Maybe Texas, Virginia, or Florida.


EMan, please not to forget: here in Illinois, we have a soon to be hotly contested Senate seat race coming up, as Mr. Burriss seems to have been caught telling a few tales in re: his blago payoffs lately.

Wouldn't that be fun- Palin running for ohblahblah's vacated Senate seat?

Yeah I know it isn't even a possibility. But dang it'd be fun to watch.


Posted by: buster mcDissenter at July 03, 2009 05:27 PM (k8MRc)

892 Oh, and I never meant to read anything into Palin's decision, muffy. I was reading it into your defense of her. This "women will understand that sometimes you need some me-time and LOVE her for this" defense set my teeth on edge.

Posted by: Ella at July 03, 2009 05:27 PM (gQ4Zh)

893 All the analysts and wonks are missing something here. People are freakiní sick to death of POLITICIANS! They donít want anymore of the same, Republican or Democrat. Pay attention! Now Sarah Palin ISNíT one of them anymore. Who do you think fed up people are going to rally around now? Something else will evolve and my money is on Palin to be the spearhead.

Posted by: Catherine at July 03, 2009 05:27 PM (MbeS4)

894 Gee, shouldn't Mark Sanford stick around and fight?

I find it remarkable that the GOP hacks who happen to be old boy insiders got better treatment than her.

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 05:28 PM (0Lv+U)

895 Fucking jocks giving me wedgies and embarrassing me every day in the lunch room!


I HATE you guys. You're just like the FUCKING JOCKS!

Posted by: poon at July 03, 2009 05:28 PM (i31Zq)

896 @889 You run for an office, then the term is the entire length of that
office. It is tres tacky to bail out in the middle of the term, unless
there are serious personal reasons
Oh, you mean like running for president? Guess that means you can bail out after less than 150 days, right?

Posted by: buster mcDissenter at July 03, 2009 05:29 PM (k8MRc)

897 "889
muffy @ 827, that is a lame way of saying she got bored and decided to self-aggrandizing.





You don't "finish" a term because you accomplished some stuff on a
to-do list. You run for an office, then the term is the entire length
of that office. It is tres tacky to bail out in the middle of the term,
unless there are serious personal reasons (illness or, in her case,
truly hate-filled and unceasing press coverage).




But this decision can and should knock her out of any future runs.
She cannot claim "mission accomplished" two years into a presidential
term and then quit. It's just as unacceptable to do it in a
gubernatorial term.

Posted by: Ella at July 03, 2009 05:26 PM (gQ4Zh)"If you think out of the box, you can do anything you want as long as your motives are pure and your heart is in the right place. BTW, I always had a wonderful time firing your type of woman. Bet you complained when women took time off to give birth.

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 05:29 PM (zplc6)

898 "Now, there are a lot of people whose 'criticisms'
are really attacks (Noonan, Parker and Frum come to mind) but Goldberg
and Krauthammer get attacked too and they've done nothing out of
bounds.


Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009" That may be true,but every criticism they aimed at her could be aimed at out wonderful president,as well.His inexperience is really showing.He might talk a good game to people whos ears cant pick up the constant"uhh's"and are easily impressed by big words,but hes clearly not very knowledgable about any subject he should be.He talks in circles.His foreign policy has been an icoherent disaster.He cant even get basic protocol right.And his economic policy is turning a somewhat bad situation into an impending catastrophe.He clearly needs to hit the books, something besides alinsky,marx and chomsky.Without his teleprompter he isnt an impressive speaker at all(Bush was much better)He constantly uses slogans and platitudes,etc etc.But instead of pointing this out about the person who can (and is)affecting our lives,they criticized Palin.Maybe they didnt mean to,but in light of everything else,it sure seems like they were just piling on.

Posted by: james at July 03, 2009 05:29 PM (3/GXy)

899 Good points, Catherine...made in an interesting font. Just threadpumping.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at July 03, 2009 05:29 PM (n2eCn)

900 Sanford down, now Palin. Pardon me while I go get my tinfoil hat.

Posted by: ErinGoBragh at July 03, 2009 05:31 PM (Ps6oc)

901 So any part of her record that you don't like "isn't an issue"?
Look, another issue. Drew, I didn't bring the priorissue up. Neither did anyone else. You did. You're manufacturingnew issues just tomove the Jell-O away from our pins, and Idon't care to get into an infinite regression of points and issues.

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 05:31 PM (+ZPYO)

902 "Seek help, Sarah."

Projection: it ain't just a river in Egypt.

Posted by: Dave J. at July 03, 2009 05:31 PM (jNE9Q)

903 One Sarah down, Rush Limbaugh to go.
What the hell does that mean? Anyhoo, I'm getting drunk right now. Two shots of Absolute and a couple drags from my Coors, and I'm feeling a leeeetle better.

Posted by: Max Power at July 03, 2009 05:32 PM (+wxCD)

904 Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at July 03, 2009 05:24 PM (rZ235)

I see your point. I honestly don't think it will play with anyone other than people who already support her.

Remember when she said she wanted to go and change Washington? She was going to fight for us!

That's going to ring hollow against this. The ads write themselves.

Again, on a personal level, I understand this and if she were my friend, I'd support her 100%.

That however is not the reality of a political campaign, especially the presidency.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 05:32 PM (iTt2X)

905 766
So how does she rally public support to stop being abused if she doesn't whine and play the victim?
Posted by: AmishDude at July 03, 2009 04:55 PM (FWbHu)By
making a principled argument that there is a way to hold officials
accountable without holding them hostage to a handful of disgruntled
nutjobs?Seems someone of her considerable political skills (and I mean that sincerely) should be able to make that case.

Sorry, DrewM, the headline on that story is "Palin whines about ethics probes"

Look at how some are spinning today's press conference, despite those considerable political skills. Sorry, you're arguing her into a damned-if-you-do damned-if-you-don't situation.

Posted by: AmishDude at July 03, 2009 05:32 PM (FWbHu)

906 Fucked with a garden weasel. 2012 is a long way off, but what makes you think Obama lovers are going to stop loving him in 3 years? If you haven't woken up to his real agenda yet, you either don't care or aren't smart enough to pay attention. Maybe jobs, but about 50% of us don't pay taxes.
Nobody wants to talk about the racial politics, but that's the elephant in the room for electoral college. Conservatives can't win if minority turnout is high. Minorities don't vote for us.

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 05:33 PM (yUiO3)

907 "...It's over. You can't resign from a governorship and then run for higher office..."

Asinine. She said that she was stepping aside in large part because all the frivolous crap she was being forced to deal with was keeping her from running the state she loves.

That shows great character. You know, putting her state before herself. She's as elegant as ever, but reality show mentality combined with ultra-hip use of the "F" word, etc, probably masks something as simple as that.

She's got my vote.

Posted by: JS at July 03, 2009 05:33 PM (MfgGU)

908 #877
thanks for saying what i was thinking.

Posted by: Shoey at July 03, 2009 05:33 PM (RxUMK)

909 884 I just wanted you to know how much I love COCK!!!
Posted by: Ace and Drew at July 03, 2009 05:26 PM (AoS9J)
I LOVE cock even more!

Posted by: CHARLES JOHNSON at July 03, 2009 05:34 PM (H7Rlw)

910 WTF?

I just got home from my second job w/ no computer access.


Posted by: loppyd at July 03, 2009 05:34 PM (UJIeT)

911 Looking for proof in the pudding? Watch how many times the Cuda shows up in Virginia and New Jersey between now and the gov elections, particularly Virginia, watch the outcomes. Huge Palin crowds + GOP gov victories = A 2010 Conservative Revolution

Posted by: Yoda at July 03, 2009 05:34 PM (M8pWR)

912 "You're manufacturingnew issues just tomove the Jell-O away from our pins"

Gentlemen, have no idea what you two are scrapping about- but please tell me what this means. It's one king hell cool phrase, definitely.

Posted by: buster mcDissenter at July 03, 2009 05:34 PM (k8MRc)

913 I can't let this thread go buy without a giant FUCK YOU to the McCain campaign. She probably wasn't ready for the campaign last year, and probably didn't even know herself until mid August that she was even up for consideration.

But she accepted the nomination to do what she could to stop the Obama express. She fought hard even after John McCain himself was throwing in the towel and laying down his gloves. In return for the damage done to her career by the corn in the turd which inhabited the McCain campaign, she gets piled on by the deserters.

John McCain gave up and threw the fight last October, yet I don't see the bile hurled at him for being a quitter.

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 05:34 PM (0Lv+U)

914 I started getting interested in politics because of her

And this is why the Republican Party is where it is today.

Posted by: KG at July 03, 2009 05:34 PM (EHImH)

915 This is the wacky kind of thing depressed people do.

Depressed people are wacky? Resigning a political office is wacky?

Go choke on a muffin and die.

Posted by: Tom in Korea at July 03, 2009 05:35 PM (9H4sW)

916 Mark Levin defends Palin in tonights monologue (auio) Savage rips Andrea Mitchell (audio).
http://tinyurl.com/mwa9rq

Posted by: The Oort Cloud at July 03, 2009 05:36 PM (MqJKF)

917 FYI - the Fox Douche-Stars (including krautie hopefully i want to see him apologize) are up in 60 seconds on Palin

Posted by: Anti-Harkonnen Freedom Fighter at July 03, 2009 05:36 PM (5r0Tz)

918 What is a MOBY ???
Plural: MOBIES ???

Posted by: Banned but not Dead at July 03, 2009 05:37 PM (TTcQQ)

919 Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 05:28 PM (0Lv+U)

Do you really want to compare Sanfor and Palin? I don't think there situations are at all comparable.

Sanford is a crazy bastard who abandoned his responsibilities without telling anyone to cheat on his wife.

I don't see the connection to Palin.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 05:38 PM (iTt2X)

920 One Sarah down, Rush Limbaugh to go.

What the hell does that mean? Anyhoo, I'm getting drunk right now. Two
shots of Absolute and a couple drags from my Coors, and I'm feeling a
leeeetle better.


I dunno what it means since either Drew or Ace changed it to this, because I didn't write this shit and it now reads:

I just wanted you to know how much I love COCK!!!

Talk amongst yourselves Lizards,..... errr I mean morons.

Posted by: Ace and Drew at July 03, 2009 05:38 PM (AoS9J)

921 kbdabear

Nicole Wallace and Steve Schmidt needed a scapegoat to cover their sorry asses.

I am still staring at this headline in disbelief.

Posted by: loppyd at July 03, 2009 05:38 PM (UJIeT)

922 Voici mon secret. Il est trŤs simple: on ne voit bien qu'avec le cúur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux. (Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart
that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.)

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 05:38 PM (zplc6)

923 #898 muffy
Muffy, wonderful takedown there.
Get yourself up to Alaska and introduce yourself to Sarah.
Now!

Posted by: solitary knight at July 03, 2009 05:39 PM (9gAPr)

924 @919
I'm assuming this is a real question. The singer, Moby, urged his fans to infiltrate Republican blogs and forums, posing as Republicans to make racist, sexist slurs or anything that could make republicans look bad. Basically someone pretending to be something they're not for "propoganda" type purposes.

Posted by: BrianO at July 03, 2009 05:39 PM (7Zs42)

925 moby- states 'I am one of you', then goes on a ripping of 'you'.

Posted by: Artruen at July 03, 2009 05:40 PM (L+dBi)

926
Look at us. What a party of bedwetting pussies we have become.

Have we completely lost our moral compass? Where is our common sense?

For the past week we have watched a freak be celebrated by the media and by millions of losers in this country. And now we're (read: you pussies) abandoning Sarah Palin because she resigns.

Sarah Palin has done Nothing wrong ever. She never did us wrong. There is no indication of scandal. And here we are casting her off because the media and the lemmings in America don't approve of her.


Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 05:40 PM (UU3J6)

927 That may be true,but every criticism they aimed at her could be aimed at out wonderful president,as well.
Posted by: james at July 03, 2009 05:29 PM (3/GXy)

Agreed.but I also don't think there's been a shortage of attacks on Obama by Goldberg, Krauthammer or here. Do you?

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 05:40 PM (iTt2X)

928 Muffy: I tend to think The Little Prince is lost on the kids who are its supposed audience.

Posted by: Dave J. at July 03, 2009 05:40 PM (jNE9Q)

929 Krautie calls her erratic, says if there is a plan its to run 2016 or 20

wallace piling on as well now

and here's juan again saying erratic..."she decided to drop off the political scene"

scumbags

Posted by: Anti-Harkonnen Freedom Fighter at July 03, 2009 05:40 PM (5r0Tz)

930 915
I started getting interested in politics because of her

And this is why the Republican Party is where it is today.


Posted by: KG at July 03, 2009 05:34 PM (EHImH)

So tell me, who besides Palin on the GOP side is attracting new voters? Mitt? Huck? Sanford? Meghan McCain? Anyone? Beuller?

Everyone needs to just sit back, have a drink, a nice meal and play with some fireworks. This story will play out over the next 18 months, and then we can all pontificate on our post-election recaps.

Posted by: Josef K. at July 03, 2009 05:41 PM (7+pP9)

931 So if Sarah does come to Virginia to campaign for McDonnell, she can stay in the guest room down the hall. Maybe she'll stop by our Richmond areas Moron-o-Fest. I don't think anyone will drop their support of herso long as she is telling the truth about her circumstances.
But it is kind of nice to reminisce about that August morning when McCain made the one unstupid move of his campaign.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at July 03, 2009 05:41 PM (n2eCn)

932 Until Palin acts again all this is speculation mixed with personal preferences.

Wait and see.

In the meantime, watch her speech. Ask yourself, does this sound like a quitter?

Posted by: eman at July 03, 2009 05:41 PM (fpywm)

933 #877- Wow, now that is why I read the comments. Just amazingly well written stuff. Thank you for that.

Hey, all the rest of you pinheads. Go read #877, you might learn something.

Posted by: buster mcDissenter at July 03, 2009 05:41 PM (k8MRc)

934 Moby was a pop star who very arrogantly announced that he would derail conservative thought by going on blogs and elsewhere disguised as a conservative, and that we would all be bowled over by his brilliance. Something like that. Since its such an obvious rhetorical tactic, many people fancy themselves to have this magical persuasive ability. So, the people using the tactic were dubbed "mobies." Rather than being effective, the tactic isreally a better indicator of unbridled narcissism.
DidI miss anything?

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 05:42 PM (+ZPYO)

935 Posted by: AmishDude at July 03, 2009 05:32 PM (FWbHu)

So if the argument is, 'every time she takes a stand she'll be attacked, so she can't take any positions' then she's done as viable candidate. That would apply 100 times to someone running for or serving as President.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 05:42 PM (iTt2X)

936 These are not droids you seek...

Posted by: Max Power at July 03, 2009 05:42 PM (+wxCD)

937 "...and here's juan again saying erratic..."she decided to drop off the political scene"

scumbags"

No, it's not even scumbaggery, because that requires consciousness: it's total failure to be able to think beyond conventional wisdom.

Posted by: Dave J. at July 03, 2009 05:43 PM (jNE9Q)

938 DrewM I'm disappointed in you.

Posted by: Trish at July 03, 2009 05:43 PM (0U5Kd)

939 It's probably the right move if you think about it. Another 1 1/2 years of this would not serve Alaska well, to say nothing of the crap that is thrown at her family. I believe she is mainly thinking about her family and to not waste time. She'll be a success whatever she does, and I think people writing her off now are way premature.

Posted by: exceller at July 03, 2009 05:43 PM (6beBT)

940 Buster McD, it's a reference to the expression "pinning Jello-O to the wall."

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 05:44 PM (+ZPYO)

941 "that's the reaction among "the political class"??? what kind of crap is that Juan?

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 05:44 PM (zplc6)

942 It seems to me it's fair to look at her motivations for resigning in evaluating her as a future leader or candidate. Am I wrong about that?

Nope. But why worry? If it's a killer, it'll kill her in the primary. Republicans tend to vet their candidates more. And if she manages to win the primaries, then it'll be a dead issue, old news.

Frankly, it's not a matter of whether she can take it but whether her children can take it. I can't imagine what those kids have had to go through.

Posted by: AmishDude at July 03, 2009 05:44 PM (FWbHu)

943 I'm not talking about Palin, I'm talking about the clueless voters, the ones who don't care to inform themselves abotu politics, and we end up with RINOs and RNSC crowning a primary candidate 15 months prior.

Posted by: KG at July 03, 2009 05:45 PM (EHImH)

944 Seriously, is there ANY announcement that Obama could make that would generate an 800+ comment thread on Ace of Spades?

Maybe if he had some banking stories for the overnight thread

Posted by: Methos at July 03, 2009 05:45 PM (LxYp2)

945

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 05:31 PM (+ZPYO)
So I can only reply to what you want.Oh wait, let me guess, that's another issue.So tell me, what issue do you approve of that I have failed to respond to. Just lay it out and I'll take a shot at it.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 05:45 PM (iTt2X)

946 One Sarah down, Rush Limbaugh to go.



Drew, how the hell did that get changed to this:


I just wanted you to know how much I love COCK!!!


Only you guys could have done it. An explanation is needed.


Are we now entering ponytailed Huffy riding bicycle freak territory?






[Sorry Blazer ... was just powerwashing some troll comments there. Didn't realize that was yours -Trollbuster Agent 5]

Posted by: Ace and Drew at July 03, 2009 05:45 PM (AoS9J)

947 I went out to set up my illegal fireworks, and it appears all I missed is troll bashing.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 05:45 PM (XE7Ha)

948 I'm talking about the clueless voters
This is all that matters.

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 05:46 PM (yUiO3)

949 I watched her statement. She didn't sound like she was running away from anything, except, perhaps, Alaska.

I really hope she is capable of developing, and does develop some policy substance. If she does, she will be the first woman to become President.

By the way, the NYT actually has an attractive photo of her up on their site right now.

Posted by: flooflyparisparamus at July 03, 2009 05:46 PM (T4xKI)

950 This is great, get all this crap out NOW, today, tomorrow, the rest of this year. Eventually they will run out of stuff to throw at her or to say about her. And, to say the campaign slogan will be "she let down the people of Alaska, will she let down you", heck the people in Alaska will be up in arms, this will backfire, they will be all over the place saying she never let them down and all that she accomplished. She won't have tos ay a word.

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 05:47 PM (zplc6)

951 Okay I'm getting a little worried now...you don't really want to break my record, do you?

Posted by: The Marathon 1400 Post Thread at July 03, 2009 05:48 PM (nKA5J)

952 @941 rdbrewer - it's a reference to the expression "pinning Jello-O to the wall."

Thanks for that. Thought it was something about bowling with jello, which is almost as cool and way more bizarre.

Posted by: buster mcDissenter at July 03, 2009 05:48 PM (k8MRc)

953 947


Crap, sock off.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 05:48 PM (AoS9J)

954 Posted by: Trish at July 03, 2009 05:43 PM (0U5Kd)

Alas, you are not the first woman I've disappointed. Sadly, you aren't likely to be the last either.

All kidding aside...how have I disappointed you? I'm honestly curious. I think I've been respectful of Palin and yet people make it out as if I'm David Frum or something. It doesn't bother me because there's nothing I can do about it but I'd love to know where the line is with Palin.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 05:48 PM (iTt2X)

955 I'm testing my COCK right now.

Posted by: Ace and Drew at July 03, 2009 05:50 PM (H7Rlw)

956 So I finally watched the whole video, not just the 1-minute sound bite. I think she is leaving electoral politics, but I don't see this as a bad thing. The impression I get is that she views herself however quaintly as a citizen-governor and not as a professional politician. She's become a distraction for the state of Alaska, so she's going to step aside. That is what selfless patriots do. But I don't think she is going away, I think she is going to pull a Newt Gingrich and start some think tank group on the side to advocate for what she passionately believes in. Oh, and to bring in the money to fund candidates. That's my hunch.

Posted by: chemjeff at July 03, 2009 05:51 PM (nKA5J)

957
My DVD can show you how to use Microsoft Wordģ, copy paste text, and even play solitaire!

Try my product.

Please.

Posted by: Video Professor at July 03, 2009 05:51 PM (UU3J6)

958 Here I am. Still blindly flailing my tiny little fists against my high school demons.

Posted by: poon at July 03, 2009 05:51 PM (i31Zq)

959 The Trolls!! The Trolls!! It's Like playing DeAnimator with a spoon!!!AAAHHH!~!!!!

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 05:52 PM (XE7Ha)

960 So tell me, what issue do you approve of ...
Because we all know that I have to approve all issues. Everyone knowsthe real issue isme and my haughty disdain forissues I don't appove of.
Since I do notgive this issue my approval either,it won't bebelabored any further.

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 05:52 PM (+ZPYO)

961 OK, that last"COCK" was me, so I don't think there is any limit on what can be typed into the name field.

Posted by: Jim from San Diego at July 03, 2009 05:52 PM (H7Rlw)

962 Hahhahha the MSM, all of them, are so pissed off, cause she managed to pull this off with NOTHING ABSOLUTELY NOTHING BEING LEAKED!!!!! If she can do that, they should all be shaking in their boots...lol

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 05:52 PM (zplc6)

963 I'm teasting my COCK right now.

Posted by: Ace and Drew at July 03, 2009 05:50 PM (H7Rlw)

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 05:53 PM (XE7Ha)

964 @957 - But I don't think she is going away, I think she is going to pull a
Newt Gingrich and start some think tank group on the side to advocate
for what she passionately believes in.

Like say, Energy Policy?

Posted by: buster mcDissenter at July 03, 2009 05:53 PM (k8MRc)

965 The ferocity of the radical left's attacks against Sarah is appalling. That shoud tell us all we need to know. Those cowardly cocksuckers are scared to death of her. She is our best chance, by far.

Posted by: nikkolai at July 03, 2009 05:53 PM (U0lNn)

966 DrewM,
"So if the argument is, 'every time she takes a stand she'll be attacked, so she can't take any positions' then she's done as viable candidate. That would apply 100 times to someone running for or serving as President."
Not at all. If you are running for president, then that is your job, to fend off attacks and counter attack. You would be open to such attack, but also have recourse to respond to them, in their proper context.
If you are Governor of a Sate, it is NOT your job to fend off attacks from well outside of your state, that are engineered to damage you specifically to prevent you running for greater office.
As I said, while Governor she was like a Pit Bull tied to a stake, unable to defend or counter attack her antagonist. Now she is off the chain and can go straight at her detractors. Sure she'll take some flak for her decision, but just like Obama's Rev Wright, it will pass. And then,,,

Posted by: B Ciz at July 03, 2009 05:53 PM (ymwj3)

967 So if the argument is, 'every time she takes a stand she'll be
attacked, so she can't take any positions' then she's done as viable
candidate.

No. I am saying that she cannot go out and shill for defense fund money without coming off as a whiner. Rock and hard place.

Posted by: AmishDude at July 03, 2009 05:53 PM (FWbHu)

968 Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 05:52 PM (+ZPYO)

You must have been a hell of a "I know you are but what am I player" as a kid.


Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 05:54 PM (iTt2X)

969 The Trolls!! The Trolls!! It's Like playing DeAnimator with a spoon!!!
That made me laugh. What a great day for trolls.

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 05:54 PM (+ZPYO)

970 Almost drunk....

Posted by: Max Power at July 03, 2009 05:54 PM (+wxCD)

971 Ace + Andiboy + Allah + Ed + Drew + Jonah = orgy

kinky huh?

Posted by: wHodat at July 03, 2009 05:54 PM (+sBB4)

972 Do you really want to compare Sanfor and Palin? I don't think there situations are at all comparable. Sanford is a crazy bastard who abandoned his responsibilities without telling anyone to cheat on his wife.

Agreed, and he should STFU and go away.

Yet he was being presented to us by the GOP as a rising star. Nice vetting job GOP geniuses. How many sex scandals are sitting in Romney, Pawlenty, Huckabee or whomever's closets? How many "ethics violations" waiting?

I'm just a little pissed at you and Ace for piling on here. I know you don't hate Palin and wanted her to be perfect. But there's no shortage of smug pilings on from so many sources. Andi himself gave Ace a nice wet kiss for burying Sarah today. I'm getting a little of the et tu, Brute feeling here

I'd like to see some of the defense for Sarah that the Obamatards give him. His cultists would praise him and jizz their jeans even if he butchered a basket of puppies at a press conference.



Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 05:55 PM (0Lv+U)

973 965
@957 - But I don't think she is going away, I think she is going to pull a
Newt Gingrich and start some think tank group on the side to advocate
for what she passionately believes in. Like say, Energy Policy?

If she starts an anti-lawyer PAC, I'm in.

Posted by: AmishDude at July 03, 2009 05:55 PM (FWbHu)

974 One Sarah down, Rush Limbaugh to go.


gets changed to this:


I just wanted you to know how much I love COCK!!!



Drew this deserves an explanation, which admin changed my post, because they were butt hurt. I mean we allready know Ace dissappeared a days worth of posts concerning Limbaugh because he got throttled on his own blog thanks to you and him, but this goes beyond the pall.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 05:55 PM (AoS9J)

975 You must have been a hell of a "I know you are but what am I player" as a kid.
Is that another issue?

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 05:55 PM (+ZPYO)

976 Agreed.but I also don't think there's been a shortage of attacks on Obama by Goldberg, Krauthammer or here. Do you?


Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, I seem to remember CK being very complimentary of obama...why didnt he point out his many shortcomings at that time?And many of their criticisms were valid....but why pile on when shes being hit from every direction anyway?And why not say"To be fair to Governor Palin our sitting President has many of the same shortcomings...".This kinda stuff becomes red meat for the left"haha even alot of conservatives think shes dumb!" The timing of their criticism was extemely poor.

Posted by: james at July 03, 2009 05:55 PM (3/GXy)

977 And perhaps Palin won't be running for any office -- some official positions are picked...

Posted by: unknown jane at July 03, 2009 05:55 PM (EpmMs)

978 No. I am saying that she cannot go out and shill for defense fund money without coming off as a whiner. Rock and hard place.
Posted by: AmishDude at July 03, 2009 05:53 PM (FWbHu)


Ah, I was talking about her in her capacity as Governor trying to change the law (which she did to create the system she now complains about. Rightly so it seems).

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 05:55 PM (iTt2X)

979 DrewM,

You are a smart guy and you are playing fair today, but you also tend to get too bogged down in conventional political thinking.

Palin has made a bold move.

Try to see the advantages. Her smart foes are doing that right now.

Posted by: eman at July 03, 2009 05:56 PM (fpywm)

980 Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 05:55 PM (AoS9J)

I have no idea. It wasn't me.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 05:56 PM (iTt2X)

981 Are we now entering ponytailed Huffy riding bicycle freak territory?
God, I hope not. I love the moronosphere. But, we gota know: What happened to that post?

Posted by: GregInSeattle at July 03, 2009 05:57 PM (gbGqE)

982 Posted By: poon at whenever July 03, 2009 oo:Fuckall (DckHed)

You still? There's a fuckin' shinebox with your name on it in your mama's closet...

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 05:57 PM (XE7Ha)

983 One Sarah down, Rush Limbaugh to go.

Sorry, but unlike Sarah, Rush doesn't have a family that you shit-stains can drag through the mud. Hey, Ann Coulter's mother just died. Why don't you go make fun of that, you coward?

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 03, 2009 05:57 PM (zDhnq)

984 Whoever bought up a Sarah Palin, Rudy Guiliani, Karl Rove triumvirate, well heck that could make some have to break out the depends.

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 05:57 PM (zplc6)

985 Imagine if the mainstream press went after Obama like they did Sarah...he would be a laughing stock. Austrian, 57 states, Rev. Wright....on and on.
Sad thing is, I thinkhis fans would've still voted for him.

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 05:57 PM (yUiO3)

986 C'mon, 1000!!!

Posted by: Bobby Millenium at July 03, 2009 05:57 PM (k8MRc)

987 [Sorry Blazer ... was just powerwashing some troll comments there. Didn't realize that was yours -Trollbuster Agent 5]


I'll take you at your word, just caught this.



[I'd never edit a regular. It looked like a drive-by. Again, I apologize. -Trollbuster Agent 5]

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 05:57 PM (AoS9J)

988
Can't wait to hear what Rush has to say about this.

My guess is he'll agree with me: this is a good thing for us.

Posted by: Video Professor at July 03, 2009 05:57 PM (UU3J6)

989 I don't think this is all bad for Palin. After the 25th, if anyone in the media wants to attack her, they will be attacking a civilian, which is pretty tacky. Best of all, from now on if Sarah or Todd wants to get on national T.V. and tell whoever to go take a flying fuck at the moon, there isn't going to be much anyone can do about it. In fact, if I were her, I'd be compliling my "GFY" list right now and making arrangements to get on Letterman's show ASAP.

Posted by: Hutch at July 03, 2009 05:58 PM (txniv)

990 We.., am I?

Posted by: Am I Number 1000???? at July 03, 2009 05:58 PM (OcxlV)

991 "Palin has made a bold move."

Il nous faut de l'audace, encore de l'audace, toujours de l'audace!

Posted by: Zombie Frederick the Great at July 03, 2009 05:59 PM (jNE9Q)

992 Sarah just wanted to take Michael Jackson off the front page. She was getting tired of themedia blitz.

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 05:59 PM (+ZPYO)

993 In England, there's a common political pattern - conservatives devour their own at the first sign of weakness, left-wingers stick by their leader even as he leads the country to yet another ruinous circumstance.

Posted by: o.u. at July 03, 2009 05:59 PM (lYx2G)

994 Fox is doing a story on Michael Jackson. Are they on crack?

Posted by: wHodat at July 03, 2009 05:59 PM (+sBB4)

995 BUMP!

Posted by: Bosk at July 03, 2009 05:59 PM (pUO5u)

996 Ah, I was talking about her in her capacity as Governor trying to
change the law (which she did to create the system she now complains
about. Rightly so it seems).

Again, it would be portrayed as her trying to escape her own ethics issues, the main motiviation is to avoid what happened to her from happening again. Whining. Also, it is not necessarily true that she could do anything because these things have to go through legislatures.

Posted by: AmishDude at July 03, 2009 05:59 PM (FWbHu)

997 After the 25th, if anyone in the media wants to attack her, they will be attacking a civilian, which is pretty tacky.

Joe the Plumber could not be reached for comment.

Posted by: KG at July 03, 2009 05:59 PM (EHImH)

998 trying to be 1,000

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 03, 2009 06:00 PM (zDhnq)

999 1000????????

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 06:00 PM (yUiO3)

1000 Yup ... still angry about all kinds of shit that happened to me in high school ... i wish i had the balls to try to pay you guys back, but I'm a big fat pussy.

Posted by: poon at July 03, 2009 06:00 PM (i31Zq)

1001 A. FUCKING. GRAND. OF. COMMENTS.

Don't you people have anything better to do?

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 06:00 PM (XE7Ha)

1002 1000!

Posted by: wHodat at July 03, 2009 06:00 PM (+sBB4)

1003 again

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 03, 2009 06:00 PM (zDhnq)

1004 Hells yeah!! Got it!

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 06:00 PM (yUiO3)

1005 GO SARAH!

Posted by: goddessoftheclassroom at July 03, 2009 06:00 PM (cojWg)

1006 !000thst !!!

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 06:00 PM (AoS9J)

1007 a pox on gator and his fast fingers

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 03, 2009 06:00 PM (zDhnq)

1008 What's so special about 1000?

Posted by: GregInSeattle at July 03, 2009 06:00 PM (gbGqE)

1009 Sarah, come to California and help us drill here, drill now!

Posted by: dreamin at July 03, 2009 06:01 PM (ax4Qo)

1010 Maybe Palin's going to come out of the closet?




Posted by: poon at July 03, 2009 06:00 PM (i31Zq)
Tripping over your dad.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 06:01 PM (XE7Ha)

1011 I bet Romney will get this many comments when he announces.

God help the Republic.

Posted by: wHodat at July 03, 2009 06:01 PM (+sBB4)

1012 First!

What, no?

Posted by: Dave J. at July 03, 2009 06:01 PM (jNE9Q)

1013 What a sad day. I hope muffy and Anonymos Drivel are correct. I'll vote for her anyday, any position, any party.

In fact, I think given the state of affairs in this country today, a secessionist party would be just about necessary. Alaska independence party? States Rights party?
I'm ready to secede.

Nothing good is coming out of DC. Burn it down.

Posted by: Derak at July 03, 2009 06:01 PM (3yX3M)

1014 Yep, nobody cares about that stoopit snowbilly.

First time I've ever seen 1,000 comments on a daytime thread here.

Yep, all them trolls are right. Time to move along to Mittens.

Posted by: buster mcDissenter at July 03, 2009 06:01 PM (k8MRc)

1015 Damn! 990 comments already.
I'm sure I'm adding nothing new here, but I'm not so sure this is all bad.
She can make one hell of an argument for a 'loser pays' system considering her recent battles in the courts and she canclaim that, with a bad economy, the people of Alaska cannot afford the waste of taxpayer money that the numerous and unfounded ethics charges have cost them.

Posted by: jmflynny at July 03, 2009 06:01 PM (SAdkg)

1016 Time for another shot...be right back.

Posted by: Max Power at July 03, 2009 06:01 PM (+wxCD)

1017 I am very sorry to see her resign but I don't blame her. She has been savaged by the left and instead of defending her the Washington D.C. republican crowd piled on with their own all knowing and snarky comments McCain campaign, Krauthammer, Goldberg, Frum, Noonan the list goes on. Sometimes you just have to say WTF you assholes figure it out then.

Posted by: robtr at July 03, 2009 06:02 PM (H60q6)

1018 20 years of flogging the dolphin has led to this singular moment. I can't believe I'm crying.

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 06:02 PM (yUiO3)

1019 At 1000, we get to see tits, right?

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 06:02 PM (XE7Ha)

1020 CNN International is reporting that Michael Jackson is still dead.

No joke.

Posted by: Tom in Korea at July 03, 2009 06:02 PM (9H4sW)

1021 No Herr, at work for another 1 1/2 hours and it's very very quiet.
BOO!

Posted by: Bosk at July 03, 2009 06:02 PM (pUO5u)

1022 Yet he was being presented to us by the GOP as a rising star. Nice
vetting job GOP geniuses. How many sex scandals are sitting in Romney,
Pawlenty, Huckabee or whomever's closets? How many "ethics violations"
waiting?

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 05:55 PM (0Lv+U)

Well, it seems now is the time for vetting and he got the hell vetted out of him.

I'm just a little pissed at you and Ace for piling on here.

In fairness, Ace wrote his long post before she quit and I don't think I'm piling on. I think we are talking about what this means for her, the party and the conservative movement.

I guess the problem is different people come at this in very different ways. I don't look at this as a sad day, she's a politician who quit. Ultimately, it's not that big of a deal. I have no emotional investment in her (or any politician) so I look at it more clinically and not as moment for mourning.

Perhaps other had a more personal stake in her and debating this comes off as callous.




Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 06:03 PM (iTt2X)

1023 Why all the hate on Golberg? He tweaks Obama all the fking time.

Posted by: KG at July 03, 2009 06:03 PM (EHImH)

1024

Hey, we've managed over a thousand posts without the first mention of titties or squeekhole sex.

This day will go down in infamy !


Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 06:03 PM (AoS9J)

1025 @1019- outstanding work, Gator. Very funny stuff.

Posted by: buster mcDissenter at July 03, 2009 06:04 PM (k8MRc)

1026 Every governor elected should serve out her term.

Posted by: Janet Napolitano at July 03, 2009 06:04 PM (0Lv+U)

1027 Comrades, comrades. You will love your Marxist overlords. And, you will love your old policy books.

Posted by: wHodat at July 03, 2009 06:04 PM (+sBB4)

1028
Is that another issue?
Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 05:55 PM (+ZPYO)

If that was meant as a joke, well played sir. Well played.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 06:04 PM (iTt2X)

1029 Dudes... it's the start of the National Tea Party.. couldn't do it with the R or D after her name...

Capture the mood and build on it..

Posted by: Stephanie at July 03, 2009 06:04 PM (lNXkY)

1030 over a thousand posts without the first mention of titties
Trying to be respectful of Sarah, but damn she's hot.

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 06:04 PM (yUiO3)

1031 I've never even heard of a singer named "Moby".
Is he some species of whale?
Seriously though - may I assume that you people are aware that Axelrod more or less invented the technique of "astroturfing"?
The Secret Side of David AxelrodThe Obama campaign's chief strategist is a master of "Astroturfing" and has a second firm that shapes public opinion for corporationsBy Howard Wolinsky March 14, 2008, 4:20PM ESThttp://tinyurl.com/ytrvu9
And may I also assume that you are aware of the Psychological Warfare Team [Ariely, Thaler, Sunstein, and Kahneman]?
How Obama Is Using the Science of ChangeBy Michael GrunwaldThursday, Apr. 02, 2009http://tinyurl.com/cwmes5
Finally, did you know that "Axelrod" is a very old communist name?
Axelrod Familyhttp://tinyurl.com/kwcl8yPavel Axelrodhttp://tinyurl.com/nhyko9

Posted by: Banned but not Dead at July 03, 2009 06:04 PM (TTcQQ)

1032 1027
Every governor elected should serve out her term.


Posted by: Janet Napolitano at July 03, 2009 06:04 PM

I agree 100 percent

Posted by: Kathleen Sibelius at July 03, 2009 06:04 PM (0Lv+U)

1033
Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 06:03 PM (AoS9J)
See 1020. You lose.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 06:04 PM (XE7Ha)

1034 After reading her not running for re-election speech, I'd say that she is stepping down for the good of Alaska. And yep, I'd vote for her still.

Posted by: imtoast at July 03, 2009 06:05 PM (k7/dW)

1035 Goldberg can tweak his little weenie

Posted by: wHodat at July 03, 2009 06:05 PM (+sBB4)

1036 At 1000, we get to see tits, right?
Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 06:02 PM (XE7Ha)

Yep. Here you go.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 06:05 PM (iTt2X)

1037 What's a Moby/Mobie?
A moby is a leftist troll who pretends to be a conservative or Republican in a comments section. Usually they try to sow dissent by saying things like "I'm a lifelong GOP member, but there's no way I'm voting for McCain with that nut Palin on the ticket." Or spouting racist crap that they use to "prove" that we're racists by saving screen caps of the offensive comment; and/or sending the links to the MSM or Leftist sites like Daily Kos.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 03, 2009 06:05 PM (xmEXV)

1038 over a thousand posts without the first mention of titties
Trying to be respectful of Sarah, but damn she's hot.

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 06:04 PM (yUiO3)
Yeah. I thought it was implicit.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 06:06 PM (XE7Ha)

1039 One other possibility is that she may be ready to accept an offer to become a spokesperson like Rush or Newt.
Or (god forbid) could she be the replacement for "Jake and Kate + 8" or whatever the hell it's called? -- Just kidding.
She is positioning herself to go after the Dem's flanks. That is what her basketball anaolgy is all about.

Posted by: B Ciz at July 03, 2009 06:06 PM (ymwj3)

1040 1014
What a sad happy day. I hope muffy and Anonymos Drivel are correct. I'll vote for her anyday, to be in any position, at any party.

FIFY

Posted by: chemjeff at July 03, 2009 06:06 PM (nKA5J)

1041 This just in....

DHS report "rabid Palin supporters that still believe she has a chance at higher office must be rounded up"

Posted by: wHodat at July 03, 2009 06:07 PM (+sBB4)

1042 It's Sarah's Independence Day!!

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 06:07 PM (yUiO3)

1043 At 1000, we get to see tits, right?Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 06:02 PM (XE7Ha)Yep. Here you go.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 06:05 PM (iTt2X)
I knew better, Drew. I really did. I went anyway. Fuck you.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 06:07 PM (XE7Ha)

1044 muffy, what is your problem @ 898? I would be thinking and saying exactly the same thing if Palin were a man. A person simply cannot quit in the middle of their job and then expect a promotion. I'm not saying she doesn't have good, solid reasons or that it's not a bummer. But quitting now and thinking that translates into a solid footing for a presidential run is delusional, however pure her heart and stainless her motives.

Whatever her problems now (and I don't want to minimize them), they will not get better if she becomes President, and if she can't handle it now, she cannot handle it then.

I don't get your demands for special treatment on account of being a woman. I also don't see how a good boss could want to fire a woman simply for doing her job and not demanding special treatment. That's ... odd.

Posted by: Ella at July 03, 2009 06:07 PM (gQ4Zh)

1045 Well we'd have something else to do if somebody would put up another post. Not there's going to be any more news today.

When asked for comment, South Park Jesus said the Rapture was going to be tonight, but it's been rescheduled to see how this turns out.

And to whiskey and others, I guess this could be some master plan on her part. It just seemed from the initial reports that she was throwing in the towel. If not, well, consider me dialed back to "wait and see" mode

Posted by: Methos at July 03, 2009 06:07 PM (LxYp2)

1046 Sarah Palin Big Game Hunter... just you wait.

Posted by: Stephanie at July 03, 2009 06:08 PM (lNXkY)

1047 Geez. I just landed a Cessna on this thread. Holy crap!

Posted by: Dan on the Strait at July 03, 2009 06:08 PM (N8s6o)

1048 Yeah, it was, Drew. It made me think ofthat scene in Hunt For Red October: "You've lost another submarine, Andre?"

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 06:08 PM (+ZPYO)

1049 Or spouting racist crap that they use to "prove" that we're racists by
saving screen caps of the offensive comment; and/or sending the links
to the MSM or Leftist sites like Daily Kos the MSM.

Fixed.

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 03, 2009 06:08 PM (zDhnq)

1050 As long as she's governor, the Left can continue false ethics charges until her family is bankrupt. Anytime she does ANYTHING politics related, the ethics charges get filed. 15 out of 15 have been thrown out, but she still has the legal fees.

We need to start doing this to Democrats. Make them pay lawyers too.

Posted by: SDN at July 03, 2009 06:09 PM (KrlaU)

1051 Does anybody have a list of the cocksuckers in the McCain campaign that backstabbed her so relentlessly?

Posted by: trentk269 at July 03, 2009 06:09 PM (Jb7eL)

1052 Everyone got the narrative? Sarah is erratic and bizarre and can no longer run for anything. Got it?

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 06:09 PM (yUiO3)

1053 "Way to go, Ace. Sullivan has your quote up about it being over for her."

And there it is. There it always is -- the lesson never ever learned.

Posted by: Kensington at July 03, 2009 06:10 PM (ZqTlA)

1054 @1023 "Perhaps other had a more personal stake in her and debating this comes off as callous."
It sure does, you dirty bastid. I will dance and laugh at you when Sarah is inaugurated. I will hire people to mock your pets, and have your windows blackened with crayons. Every time you order delivery pizza, I will have the pepperonis replaced with scabs from large yaks. All vowels will be removed from your keyboards, Drw. Whenever you yawn in public, there will be someone to throw a soiled raisin into your filthy maw.

It is on, Mr. M.

Prepare for maximum humiliation.

Posted by: buster mcDissenter at July 03, 2009 06:10 PM (k8MRc)

1055 Banned, Moby was there--at least publicly--years before Axlerod.

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 06:10 PM (+ZPYO)

1056 Loved the takedown of Ella, Muffy. You go girl!!


But this decision can and should knock her out of any future runs. She
cannot claim "mission accomplished" two years into a presidential term
and then quit. It's just as unacceptable to do it in a gubernatorial
term.

BULLSHIT. She left because the lefty turds were draining Alaska of money ... almost $1 MILLION to fight those ridiculous lawsuits (like wearing her husband's jacket to one of his races.

BTW, just got back from the store wearing my shirt I made last week:

"LIBERALS STINK AND SO DOES BO"

People loved it. Hmmm. I think I'll sell them on ebay.

Posted by: incognito at July 03, 2009 06:10 PM (qON3z)

1057 At 1000, we get to see tits, right?

Great ones, too: http://tinyurl.com/berhe

Posted by: Dave J. at July 03, 2009 06:10 PM (jNE9Q)

1058 Okay, all the comparisons to Napolitano, Sebelius, Granholm, Obama, Biden, Clinton (both of them) - just stop. Yes, they moved on to higher office. However, not one of them quit their jobs midstream first, and then sat around campaigning for a new job. It's really not a comparable situation.

Posted by: Ella at July 03, 2009 06:10 PM (gQ4Zh)

1059 Can't blame her. Stupid A-holes on the Left didn't just want to vett her. They wanted to destroy her. A-holes on her side even attacking her. She spends 80% time fighting these bs complaints on ethnics. Imagine if she were some black democrat. People would be nuts about all the attacks on her.

She can take time off, focus on writing that book and make some money. Her future is the same as ours. We can all sit back and watch while we get fucked up the ass by Obama and state run media or get off your ass and go to action.

If her career is over. So then be it. But she's a classy woman in my book.

I personally don't think it's over for her. She'll find a way to help us. For God Sake we need fricking someone!!!! Please someone come out of the wood work and lead us against Obama.

Posted by: blindgoose at July 03, 2009 06:10 PM (hZOQ8)

1060 I guess the problem is different people come at this in very different
ways. I don't look at this as a sad day, she's a politician who quit.
Ultimately, it's not that big of a deal. I have no emotional investment
in her (or any politician) so I look at it more clinically and not as
moment for mourning.

I wanted someone who could excite the public. Now all we have left to oppose the guy with the theatrical voice who makes anchors come in their pants is a bunch of nerds or prep boys who are instant road kill.

I wanted to believe that the nightmare that has descended on us would end on Jan 20, 2013. Now we're looking at a bunch of power brokers who are so insulated from the general public that they think that wonks with connections can somehow put up any kind of opposition to King Barry

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 06:11 PM (0Lv+U)

1061 Flash Palin announcement for tomorrow:

"Upon election, the White House will be moved to Philadelphia"

Posted by: wHodat at July 03, 2009 06:12 PM (+sBB4)

1062 Yeah, some of usget a little emotional over Sarah. And Reagan. Sometimes you can like a rare, real politicician when theycome along. I'd live without her, but without the passion. Passion helps.

Posted by: GregInSeattle at July 03, 2009 06:12 PM (gbGqE)

1063 What sticks in my mind is her use of the phrase " This is not politics as usual....'

We are living in some serious times with the liberty of our country at stake. I believe that Gov. Palin knows that she will never be able to reach the people in the lower 48 while being Governor of AK as the media, White House, GOP elites will keep her marginalized and tied up with lawsuits.

She's going on the offense and after July 25th, not one of those bastards will be able to know from where she will come out next or be able to control her speech. She has a charisma and ability to excite people that other politicians would kill for. That is why they hate her. That is why she had to do this to survive and live to fight another day.

Posted by: Cheri at July 03, 2009 06:13 PM (11AYx)

1064 but why pile on when shes being hit from every direction anyway?And
why not say"To be fair to Governor Palin our sitting President has many
of the same shortcomings...".
Posted by: james at July 03, 2009 05:55 PM (3/GXy)

Two points to that...

1-News is news. When Palin is news people including those here are going to talk about it. I don't mean this dismissively of your concern but it's just a fact.

2-Blog posts rarely cover everything, they'd be too long and take forever to write. The nature of the medium means you will often be talking about a specific piece of something. It's frustrating because sometimes a post requires understanding a whole back story you can't repeat. Just today I linked to an older Palin post to give my point greater context.

As for why not balance Palin critiques with Obama ones, if it's not germane to the point on Palin why do it? Your kind of suggesting a reverse fairness doctrine. It's possible to honestly critique Palin without dragging Obama in. She stands or falls on her own like everyone else.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 06:13 PM (iTt2X)

1065 At 1000, we get to see tits, right?

Great ones, too: http://tinyurl.com/berhePosted by: Dave J. at July 03, 2009 06:10 PM (jNE9Q)
Won't go. I'm jaded, now.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 06:13 PM (XE7Ha)

1066 "I don't look at this as a sad day, she's a politician who quit. Ultimately, it's not that big of a deal."

Posted by: DrewM.

Drew, this is a good example of limited thinking. She quit being Governor of Alaska, but she did not "quit".

She nuked Hiroshima and you are complaining about how all the landing craft were bought for nothing.

Posted by: eman at July 03, 2009 06:13 PM (fpywm)

1067 How many of you who are criticizing her have contributed to her legal defense fund? If you haven't, then I respectfully suggest that you STFU! It's easy to be free with someone else's money, isn't it? The Dumocrats have taught us that. How would you like to be facing $600K in legal bills for defending yourself against false charges?

Posted by: Old Soldier at July 03, 2009 06:14 PM (g2aNv)

1068



At Least There Is Always Chicks With Guns.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 06:14 PM (AoS9J)

1069 When I was a high school teacher, I got sued once for breaking up a fight. Took abouttwo years and around $30,000 to clear up. Idiot was beating up a girl. I was cleared.
I can understand why Sarah wants out.
Until we get loser pays, the lawyers will continue to kill us.

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 06:14 PM (yUiO3)

1070 Ace + Andiboy + Allah + Ed + Drew + Jonah = orgykinky huh?Posted by: wHodat at July 03, 2009 05:54 PM (+sBB4)

Who thought we would ever see that combination? It's just putrid. I wouldn't have any of you as my defense lawyers. Keeyrist, where are the balls around here? Giving ammo to Sullivan, that's is not just wrong...it's un-American.

Posted by: MrsPaulsFishSticks at July 03, 2009 06:14 PM (PBGAP)

1071
For the hundredth time: Palin isn't resigning because she "couldn't handle it"

Palin is leaving so she can give the Left hell without her state suffering from the shitstorm she'll attract.


Posted by: Video Professor at July 03, 2009 06:15 PM (UU3J6)

1072 Well I guess Emma's got the lefty talking points down when Palin announces her run for the WH.

Zzzzzzzz.

Posted by: incognito at July 03, 2009 06:15 PM (qON3z)

1073 Drew M.

I don't know how anyone could accuse you of being a RINO. After seeing your various comments here clearly you're obviously an Axelrod subcontractor.

What's the matter not getting enough of those fancy Beltway invitations to cocktail parties? No juicy job offers from The Washington Post or Newsweek?
Palin has demonstrated her skills and talent. I wonder what you'd do in the face of 500,000 in bills due to a smear campaign. Or the endless attacks from "friends." But I know I wouldn't be caught dead making the comments you have. They are so revealing of character.

Posted by: Thomas Jackson at July 03, 2009 06:15 PM (B8gqF)

1074 She spends 80% time fighting these bs complaints on ethnics

bs complaints don't look good on ethnics. They should stick with gold.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 06:15 PM (XE7Ha)

1075 Won't go. I'm jaded, now.

It's not Rick Astley, Naked Testicle Spiderman or Two Girls One Cup, I promise. It really is a link to great tits.

Posted by: Dave J. at July 03, 2009 06:15 PM (jNE9Q)

1076
See, even the Video Professor gets it.

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 06:16 PM (UU3J6)

1077 Won't go. I'm jaded, now.

Oh, it's harmless.

MWAHAHAHA

Posted by: chemjeff at July 03, 2009 06:16 PM (nKA5J)

1078 Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 06:08 PM (+ZPYO)

Niiice.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 06:16 PM (iTt2X)

1079 As far as I'm concerned, you can take everyone associated with the McCain campaign - McAmnesty, his pill-popping wife, his big fat turd of a daughter, Schmidt, Wallace - and line them up against a wall and shoot them.
And then you can shoot all the Neocons - Krauthammer, Goldberg [Jonah, not Lucianne], and all the rest of them

Posted by: Banned but not Dead at July 03, 2009 06:16 PM (TTcQQ)

1080 incognito, sorry, I still don't feel very taken down. "I used to enjoy firing women like you!" doesn't really sting that much. I'm open to being taken down again, though. Hit me with your best shot!

I don't even see why I need taken down, actually. I think this was a terrible political decision. I supported Sarah Palin in the campaign and thought her handling was terrible; I was rooting for her to go rogue. Why is it a terrible thing to say that if this is a strategy, I think it's a terrible one? If it's a personal decision, than I think she made a decision where the personal reasons outweighed legitimate future election concerns; that's a fair trade-off, but she should recognize what the consequences to this are.

But muffy's "women just totally get that sometimes we need to take a break" defense is lame. As a woman, I don't get that at all. Diversity!

Posted by: Ella at July 03, 2009 06:16 PM (gQ4Zh)

1081 The story of the role of Moby the singer [sic?] is explained here, Dead.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 03, 2009 06:16 PM (xmEXV)

1082 Oops. Meant Ella. Oh well, who the hell cares what the troll's name is.

Posted by: incognito at July 03, 2009 06:17 PM (qON3z)

1083 It's not Rick Astley, Naked Testicle Spiderman or Two Girls One Cup, I promise. It really is a link to great tits.

And I for one was deeply disappointed! Ace why don't you ever say good things about Naked Testicle Spiderman? Captain America would not approve!

Posted by: palen stale at July 03, 2009 06:17 PM (nKA5J)

1084 "I don't look at this as a sad day, she's a politician who quit. Ultimately, it's not that big of a deal."


And it's not that big of a deal either that you decided to personally change and hijack my posts because they got you all butthurt and shit. I'm sure Ace is proud.

Actually he probably is.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 06:17 PM (AoS9J)

1085 1053
Does anybody have a list of the cocksuckers in the McCain campaign that backstabbed her so relentlessly?

Posted by: trentk269 at July 03, 2009 06:09 PM

Steve SchmidtNicolle Wallace Rick DavisRandy Scheunemann

I think it's our duty to shun any candidate who hires them, turn off any news program that has them on, and hopefully work towards ruining them to the point where they're grubbing for change on Beltway off ramps

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 06:17 PM (0Lv+U)

1086 I just hope we aren't going to hear that someone in her family is deathly ill.

If she's quitting to run for President it doesn't seem to make sense, but it depends, doesn't it?

It depends on just how constrained she was by people who were bringing ethics charges because she talked to a reporter in her governors office, wore her husband's team jacket at a race, and held up a fish in a photograph... well, I hadn't heard about the fish before but the other two were ridiculous. And if every time she even opened her mouth someone was trying to prove misuse of the office of governor... huge clues that someone is beyond terrified of her... it may have been this or becoming a hermit until her term was over. Would she even be able to go to a governor's conference without someone saying that the state funds to fly there were really for her run for president?

If nothing else at all... this ought to clearly and completely separate her finances.

So I'm on a wait and see...

And really hoping we don't find out that someone is sick and dying.

Posted by: Synova at July 03, 2009 06:18 PM (NxP4A)

1087 Those were some tasty looking tits.

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 06:19 PM (yUiO3)

1088
Ella is not a troll.

Just wrong.

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 06:19 PM (UU3J6)

1089 "However, not one of them quit their jobs midstream first, and then sat
around campaigning for a new job. It's really not a comparable
situation."

Right, so tell us how much time obama spent in senate chambers while running for president. How many votes did he happen to make? And of course, he continued his work while campaigning- surely you can show us all the legislation he introduced and committee meetings he chaired during this time?

It's a completely comparable situation. Palin is just being honorable and quitting before running for President, unlike the zero.




Posted by: buster mcDissenter at July 03, 2009 06:20 PM (k8MRc)

1090 Drew. You suck. And Dave J., kiss my ass.

Posted by: jmflynny at July 03, 2009 06:20 PM (SAdkg)

1091 This is good news for Pawlenty!

Posted by: Palin's Tears at July 03, 2009 06:21 PM (i31Zq)

1092 This is our problem...our electorate.

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 06:21 PM (yUiO3)

1093 376
"Oh, Who is John Galt?!"

I think you might be right. Sarah Palin has just gone Galt.


Posted by: ProudinNC at July 03, 2009 06:21 PM (Edv29)

1094 I'm just going to take a wait and see on this one.

I don't think she's going to be completely out of politics, in fact it wouldn't surprise me to see her as RNC chair at some point.

Interesting times.


Oh, poon, and the rest of you nutless fucksacks, go eat a bowl of poison.

Posted by: Unclefacts at July 03, 2009 06:21 PM (vZVv7)

1095 Steve SchmidtNicolle WallaceRick DavisRandy Scheunemann
Gasoline + Matches = Immolation

Posted by: Banned but not Dead at July 03, 2009 06:22 PM (TTcQQ)

1096 Is it possible that Michael Steele might step up the conservative agenda a bit now?

Posted by: jmflynny at July 03, 2009 06:23 PM (SAdkg)

1097 Posted by: eman at July 03, 2009 06:13 PM (fpywm)

Well, I don't think she was exactly a slam dunk. She's a polarizing figure which is fine if you the group that hates you is 49%. I'm not sure that was the case.

As I've said all along, she was an incredible persona and seemed to have the right instincts. Personally, I wasn't sold (partially because I don't think a two month audition is enough time and she was saddled with McCain and some of his RINOific positions).

I get the distinction you are making but it's important to remember the conservative base of the Republican party is not an electoral majority. I don't think many people outside the base are automatically going to make the distinction you are.

I still don't see how wanting her to come back in two years better than she was constitutes heresy but for some (Hi Thomas Jackson!) it clearly is.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 06:24 PM (iTt2X)

1098 All of you ass-hats missed the bigger picture:

Out of the Republican party. Start a new one called the Conservative party. Leave all the RINOs to whine..

Yer welcome, biatches

Posted by: joe blow me at July 03, 2009 06:24 PM (ZRiS8)

1099 I hope she has already written the book about what a fag McCain was during the campaign, and the day after her last day as Gov she release it, then goes after a juicy target. Imagine Palin with a show on Fox from 7-8 PM where she obliterates the comp as well as ridicules every single lib that every said anything about her kids? I would love to see if Tina Fey or Katie Couric come on a Palin show???? Could be good tv, as well as a way to dethrone some folks.

Posted by: 12 Inch Middle Finger at July 03, 2009 06:24 PM (n2vBd)

1100 Ihave read your posts and thought about your analysis. yet......This announcment has left me feeling like I have been punched in the stomach. I have contributed to her defense fund, facebooked her and joined her website. Now....I have nowhere to go. The republicans have nobody. I will never vote for Romney. Our governors are a laughing stock. Our congress people are useless! I have never been this disheartened. I stood up for this woman in countless debates and arguements......and she just quits! i am shocked. obama must be laughing.

Posted by: bob t at July 03, 2009 06:24 PM (QMMOX)

1101 Alright, more Michael Jackson coverage. Apparently, he wasn't happy and self-medicated. Didn't see that one coming.

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 06:24 PM (yUiO3)

1102 Palin has us posting like monkeys on crack.
Know what we need? Some popcorn.

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 06:24 PM (+ZPYO)

1103 "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill her with a terrible resolve."

Posted by: Bosk at July 03, 2009 06:24 PM (pUO5u)

1104 Palin blew up the blogs today. We'll see who survived.

Posted by: wHodat at July 03, 2009 06:24 PM (+sBB4)

1105 #1076 Herr Morgenholz
Good catch
That what you wrote there is some funny shit.

Posted by: solitary knight at July 03, 2009 06:25 PM (9gAPr)

1106 Not biting. I'm still scarred by "snipe hunting".

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 06:25 PM (XE7Ha)

1107 "And really hoping we don't find out that someone is sick and dying."

Not me. It just gives me more material.

Posted by: David Letterman, Late Night Prick at July 03, 2009 06:25 PM (rZ235)

1108 I hope for Ella's sake she is smokin' hot. Drew's too, for that matter.

Posted by: Not Quite at July 03, 2009 06:25 PM (Bs8Te)

1109 "Palin has us posting like monkeys on crack."

OK I'm dying

Posted by: wHodat at July 03, 2009 06:26 PM (+sBB4)

1110 Thanks, Unicle Tweets. I'm not a troll! Or, I'm a DrewM style troll.

I don't many any of this as a slam of Sarah Palin. Unless this is a higher strategy, in which case, the most positive thing I'm willing to say is that it is a gamble.

Ultimately, putting someone in elected office is a hiring decision. Obama was an affirmative action hire; John McCain was a "we know your family" kind of interview (as were Dole, H. Clinton, and both Bushes). If she quit, midstream, purely for political reasons, then I think it is a risky and ultimately self-destructive move.

If she quit for personal reasons, I think a wiser course of action would have been to downplay any future ambitions and focus on the reasons (hateful press coverage, family stress, whatever). Make herself less of a lightning rod, re-group, and then reposition herself as a fundraiser or party leader. New Gingrich and Al Gore both did similar turnarounds.

My personal opinion is that this was a bad move if she has future ambitions. I mean nothing trollish or hateful in that.

Posted by: Ella at July 03, 2009 06:26 PM (gQ4Zh)

1111
Sounds like the Palin ship-jumpers didn't even listen to her speech.

If they did, they'd know it was not a surrender. It was a declaration of war.

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 06:26 PM (UU3J6)

1112 Thank Obama we don't have to worry about the ruination brought to our happy new world by that snowbilly hick who would bring the apocalypse every time she drops her g's. She doesn't even know what fois gras is, how could she lead?

Posted by: Peggy Noonan at July 03, 2009 06:26 PM (0Lv+U)

1113 "I'm just going to take a wait and see on this one."

Yeah, me too, but in the meantime, my contempt for Jonah Goldberg and Charles Krauthammer is approaching Parker and Frum levels.

Today's events notwithstanding, this idea that Palin was blowing it because she hadn't gone away and studied policy to their satisfaction (and Ace's, apparently) was breathtaking for its vapidity.

It's such a simple thing, and none of these numbnuts seem to get it: the enemy is over there.

Posted by: Kensington at July 03, 2009 06:26 PM (ZqTlA)

1114 Okay now I'm really starting to get worried.

Posted by: The Epic 1400 Post Thread at July 03, 2009 06:26 PM (nKA5J)

1115 Is it possible that Michael Steele might step up the conservative agenda a bit now?



Possibly, if he'd just quit stepping all over it.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 06:26 PM (AoS9J)

1116 I think we'll find out what's up only AFTER she isn't governor any longer. She probably *can't* tell us now.


Posted by: Synova at July 03, 2009 06:27 PM (NxP4A)

1117 Randy Scheunemann
Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 06:17 PM (0Lv+U)


I thought he was the one who defended her and Schmidt tried to have him fired for it.


Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 06:27 PM (iTt2X)

1118 I am beyond fucking pissed - I want some media butts!

Posted by: sherlock at July 03, 2009 06:27 PM (L4jPh)

1119 So what is a telegenic, attractive ex-Governor with a large following and television experience to do? I think we may be looking at the next great white HOprah.

Posted by: pascal at July 03, 2009 06:27 PM (ptSt4)

1120 1098
Is it possible that Michael Steele might step up the conservative agenda a bit now?

Yeh, just like Colin Powell

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 06:27 PM (0Lv+U)

1121 Not Quite, why would my appearance matter?

Posted by: Ella at July 03, 2009 06:28 PM (gQ4Zh)

1122
Posted by: Peggy Noonan at July 03, 2009 06:26 PM (0Lv+U)
I would've nailed you when you were younger. But I wouldn't have called. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 06:28 PM (XE7Ha)

1123 1113
Sounds like the Palin ship-jumpers didn't even listen to her speech.If they did, they'd know it was not a surrender. It was a declaration of war.

that was my take on it as well.

Posted by: Unclefacts at July 03, 2009 06:28 PM (vZVv7)

1124 DrewM. - sorry I should have said why you disappointed me in my post.
I just was surprised that you were so quick to label Sarah a quitter at least how it appears in the thread. I have watched video and read the transcript and I just don't see her as a quitter. I think she was unable to perform her duties as gov. and then pile on the other crap most politicians don't have to deal with and you get her answer. I don't think it's fair to compare what she has and is dealing with against any other politician. She is her own category.
I will give you credit about the ethics reform law she championed now being the probable poison but I don't know much about law. I do hope Sarah on July 26th files a lawsuit agains that horrendous, fat, angry bitch, Celtic Diva.
I still love you DrewM. I'll just have to overlook this one time I didn't understand you at least until football begins.

Posted by: Trish at July 03, 2009 06:28 PM (0U5Kd)

1125 Is it possible that Michael Steele might step up the conservative agenda a bit now?
LOL!!! Save it for the overnight thread, jmflynny, wer're discussing serious issues here. (Even thought that is a killer line.)

Posted by: andycanuck at July 03, 2009 06:29 PM (xmEXV)

1126 @1102 - you are not alone, and I wonder how the RHINOS plan on moving the conservative base with Palin now saying I make the rules, I'm in control and lets see you guys charge the base. Imagine her hooking up with Tom Delay and taking out RHINOS in 2010 and 2012. I'd rather have Palin cleaning house or even starting a Conservative Party than deal with Republican like McCain and Powell bashing her along with the left. Hell hath no furry!

Posted by: 12 Inch Middle Finger at July 03, 2009 06:29 PM (n2vBd)

1127 1113

Sounds like the Palin ship-jumpers didn't even listen to her speech.

If they did, they'd know it was not a surrender. It was a declaration of war.


Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 06:26 PM (UU3J6)

That there is "nuance"

Posted by: wHodat at July 03, 2009 06:30 PM (+sBB4)

1128 I'm sick over this... I got excited last August over this candidate. Overlooked her less than stellar performances in media interviews and gave her the benefit of the doubt. Gave money and volunteered to work in another state to get her and whatshisname elected.

This announcement / decision was seemed so poorly rolled out that I have serious reservations about her judgment and mental capacity. She sounds like a real idiot in the announcement. No formal statement, speaking completely off the cuff and sounding really really bad. And I start to wonder if I (and a lot of people) were wrong about her.


Posted by: turtle at July 03, 2009 06:30 PM (PasZ5)

1129 Mike Steele. Tough name for a poof.

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 06:30 PM (yUiO3)

1130
Posted by: The Epic 1400 Post Thread at July 03, 2009 06:26 PM (nKA5J)
Fucking bring that up every time don't you? Whining fucking showoff.

Posted by: The Bacon Thread at July 03, 2009 06:30 PM (XE7Ha)

1131 What I mean is...Should Steele feel a bit threatened now that a real conservative is out of a job and possibly looking for a new employer?

Posted by: jmflynny at July 03, 2009 06:30 PM (SAdkg)

1132 1119
Randy Scheunemann
Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 06:17 PM (0Lv+U)


I thought he was the one who defended her and Schmidt tried to have him fired for it.



Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 06:27 PM

I believe he was just fighting with Schmidt and Wallace. I don't think he gave a shit if Sarah got stabbed, he just wanted to fuck over Schmidt due to personal dislike.

Any McCain staffer is suspect. Since none of them came out and put their names to anything, I consider them all to be rat motherfuckers.

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 06:31 PM (0Lv+U)

1133 RE #738, I hope to hell you're right, Yoda. She could be a magnificent spokesperson for conservatism.

Posted by: Reiver at July 03, 2009 06:31 PM (DYgRX)

1134 Palin cleaning house
What's she wearing?
please say French maid...

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 06:31 PM (yUiO3)

1135 I hope she knows what she is doing. I think she does. She's a smart lady, and I give her the benefit of the doubt.

I pray that her family and loved ones are OK and that this isn't for any bad reason.

We don't have much (worldly anyway) to put faith in lately. She is someone my wife and I have faith in.

I renew my call for the entire dipshit McCain campaign team to retire to a desert island and flog themselves with barbed wire for the rest of their pathetic lives for helping to give us Obama. A slimier bunch of backstabbing cockgobblers there has never been.


Gawddamn it. First Fred tires out and now this.

Posted by: sifty at July 03, 2009 06:32 PM (gv804)

1136 None of those guys could draw a crowd of flies even if they were standing waist deep in shit


Thread winner there KD

Posted by: Vic at July 03, 2009 06:32 PM (5ynkO)

1137 Any McCain staffer is suspect. Since none of them
came out and put their names to anything, I consider them all to be rat
motherfuckers.

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 06:31 PM (0Lv+U)
Proving yet again that you are an understated gentleman.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 06:32 PM (XE7Ha)

1138 DrewM,

You are right to wonder if a move like this one can be effectively communicated to the masses, but isn't that what politics is all about? Persuasion.

She is rolling the dice and betting she can convince people, enough people, to vote for her. I think she can do it. She has a tough fight ahead of her and I think this move proves she is going on the offensive.

Posted by: eman at July 03, 2009 06:32 PM (fpywm)

1139

Well what we can all learn from our lesson today is,that Drew and Ace not only hate Palin like their butt buddies Andy Sully, LOLpundit and Patterico, yea shock there, but they would also go through the lengths to edit posts from their detractors on their own blog.


Chuckie Huffy is smiling.




[So... I apologized for editing your post and you accepted the explanation ... but now you withdrawal it and try to pin it on Drew?]


[a thread of better than a thousand posts with the trolls going berserk ... and ONE of your sockpuppeted comments gets mistakenly editedm explained and apologized for .. and you're STILL throwing around accusations?]


[Eat shit. Seriously. -Trollbuster Agent 5]

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 06:33 PM (AoS9J)

1140 She sounds like a real idiot in the announcement. No formal statement,
speaking completely off the cuff and sounding really really bad. And I
start to wonder if I (and a lot of people) were wrong about her.

Ever hear King Obama without his teleprompter? uhh.... ummm... uhhh.. He can't hold a thought for more than half a sentence without his binky

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 06:33 PM (0Lv+U)

1141 Yeah, just like Colin PowellHey, be fair, kbdabear, Powell was just criticising how much money is being spent by the Feds. A little. (If he keeps that up, he's going to find himself under a bus soon.)

Posted by: andycanuck at July 03, 2009 06:34 PM (xmEXV)

1142 "As for why not balance Palin critiques with Obama
ones, if it's not germane to the point on Palin why do it? Your kind of
suggesting a reverse fairness doctrine. It's possible to honestly
critique Palin without dragging Obama in. She stands or falls on her
own like everyone else.


Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009" Appreciate your answers DrewM.But the thing is ,many on our side continue to say things like"obama is extremely intelligent""Hes a Brilliant speaker"etc etc. Really?i dont see/hear that.Hes a competent speaker who is as good as the speech handed to him.No better than Bush..or Palin.And extremely intelligent?In what way?His policies so far have been the complete opposite of brilliance,and common sense.He hired a freeking tax cheat to be treasury secretary for gods sake..How intelligent is that?I guess my bone to pick with guys like CK(who i otherwise admire),is they arent pointing these things out about our sitting President ,who is affecting(destroying?) our lives.Its time to start destroying the dem/msm meme that obama is so freaking smart.Hes not .Hes even worse/dumber than i thought was possible.Be aT least as critical as Obama ,as they are about Palins alledged/real shortcomings.Dont just hit him on policy,expose how his super duper smarts were all hype,with no substance.Ok i suck at writing really so ill stop.And im not picking a fight i enjoy this blog,and your posts.

Posted by: james at July 03, 2009 06:34 PM (3/GXy)

1143
A real grassroots campaign is about to start. Are you ready?

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 06:34 PM (UU3J6)

1144 I think that Sarah would be doing betterwith foreign policy (and all policies for that matter) if she were President than BO. BO's vast foreign policy experience not withstanding.
P.S.They're tearing Ed Allah new ones over at HA re: Sarah
PPS: Is anyone else having trouble typing in the comments?

Posted by: GregInSeattle at July 03, 2009 06:34 PM (gbGqE)

1145 Okay, here is a conspiracy theory I just cooked up. Sizing up recent changes, here's what we know;
1) Rush is a big Palin fan
2) Rush has been working on something big. He has mentioned many times lately that he worked very late on something big but that he can't talk about it now.
3) Rush has been working on his weight for 3-4 months now. Normally it takes something big to get oneself motivated to lose so much weight.
4) Rush is passionate about conservatism and disappointed in Republicans
5) Palin resigns govenorship earlyafter being mishandled and stabbed in the back by McCain staffers.
so, the idea is that they are plotting some kind of change.
Limbaugh/Palin 2012 "stand aside Obama we're coming through"
or more likely a third party? bankrolled by Rush with Palin as the leader?
not sure, but something is going on, and I wouldn't be shocked if these two were cooking up something.

Posted by: exceller at July 03, 2009 06:34 PM (6beBT)

1146 I like when Obama stutters lies about taxes in Austrian.

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 06:34 PM (yUiO3)

1147 I have watched video and read the transcript and I just don't see her as a quitter.
Posted by: Trish at July 03, 2009 06:28 PM (0U5Kd)

Thanks for explaining.

I think how people respond to that depends a great deal on how they thought of her before.

As someone who wasn't sold but was willing to be at some point, I think this hurts her chances. Not just with me but a lot of people who are open to her without already being on board. That to my mind this makes it harder for her I think it's a bad thing.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 06:35 PM (iTt2X)

1148 Posted by: The Bacon Thread at July 03, 2009 06:30 PM (XE7Ha)

You were talking about bacon. We were talking about what to do with the bacon. Big difference.

Posted by: The Epic 1400 Post Thread at July 03, 2009 06:35 PM (nKA5J)

1149 turtle at July 03, 2009 06:30 PM (PasZ5)

Sorry, but I'm going to have to dock your pay for showing up 3 hours late.

Posted by: David Axelrod at July 03, 2009 06:35 PM (Aac1T)

1150 Limbaugh/Palin 2012 "stand aside Obama we're coming through"
or more likely a third party? bankrolled by Rush with Palin as the leader?


Wow. Now that would be a sight to behold.

Posted by: chemjeff at July 03, 2009 06:36 PM (nKA5J)

1151 makes it harder for her
Hee-hee. I'm not mature.

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 06:36 PM (yUiO3)

1152 Oh.

And Steele, Romney and Huckleberry can still kiss my ass and quit asking for money.

No money goes to any of these pricks until they actually call the Custard Messiah out on his bullshit.

Pasadena Teaparty tomorrow! 11-1pm.

Posted by: sifty at July 03, 2009 06:37 PM (gv804)

1153
james leaves a small carbon footprint

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 06:37 PM (UU3J6)

1154 1139
Any McCain staffer is suspect. Since none of them
came out and put their names to anything, I consider them all to be rat
motherfuckers.

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 06:31 PM
Proving yet again that you are an understated gentleman.

Many who have served in basic training will tell you that if one of the privates fucks up or breaks the rules, they all take the punishment.

If information is leaked to the enemy, do only the leakers die in battle?

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 06:37 PM (0Lv+U)

1155 Until we get loser pays, the lawyers will continue to kill us.

If she starts an anti-lawyer PAC, sign me up!

Posted by: AmishDude at July 03, 2009 06:37 PM (FWbHu)

1156 but they would also go through the lengths to edit posts from their detractors on their own blog.Chuckie Huffy is smiling.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 06:33 PM (AoS9J)
Since that really is you, Blazer, can you be more specific about the editing? That's a first.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 06:37 PM (XE7Ha)

1157
They're tearing Ed Allah new ones over at HA re: Sarah

Good.

Wait.

Ed is a Palin ship-jumper too?

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 06:38 PM (UU3J6)

1158 Palin is a warm, genuine, good heart and soul person. I have never seen anyone so directly and unjustly demonized for such a clear political reason.
What letterman did would have put me into a homicide (pesticide?) frame of mind and she has to put up with shit like that daily. I do not blame her a bit. She ain't going to run for anything. Now, quit tearing her up.

Posted by: Artruen at July 03, 2009 06:39 PM (L+dBi)

1159 Since that really is you, Blazer, can you be more specific about the editing? That's a first.




Go back and....


Follow

The

thread

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 06:39 PM (AoS9J)

1160 1151 Sorry, but I'm going to have to dock your pay for showing up 3 hours late.

Come on Mr. Axelrod....

I may be late but...
AT LEAST I'M NOT A QUITTER

Posted by: turtle at July 03, 2009 06:39 PM (PasZ5)

1161 Any McCain staffer is suspect. Since none of them came out and put
their names to anything, I consider them all to be rat motherfuckers.
Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 06:31 PM (0Lv+U)


That we can agree on.

It's the one good thing to come out of that Vanity Fair piece.

Of course Bob Shrum still gets work so it might not be enough but let's hope.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 06:39 PM (iTt2X)

1162 Drew, would you mind posting the Official Ace of Spades Moby Complaint Form, please?

turtle, was just such a poor Moby that something has to be done.

Posted by: eman at July 03, 2009 06:39 PM (fpywm)

1163 I'm afraid to ask, but who amongst you is willing to throw themself upon the LGF grenade to see what's being said over there?

Posted by: jmflynny at July 03, 2009 06:39 PM (SAdkg)

1164 I haven't heard the resignation speech, and this is coming on the 4th of July weekend. Maybe (palin steels, poon, moloch,and other trolls notwithstanding) there's another shoe to drop.
If the media and the Obama machine is indeed responsible, then there's plenty of time to settle scores.
Let's just keep our powder dry- cuz you know the Dems don't have any.

Posted by: trentk269 at July 03, 2009 06:39 PM (Jb7eL)

1165 PPS: Is anyone else having trouble typing in the comments?
Yes, Greg. It happens when there's a very active thread. (So expect to see lots of typos too like the couple I've made myself.)

Posted by: andycanuck at July 03, 2009 06:40 PM (xmEXV)

1166 Posted by: exceller at July 03, 2009 06:34 PM (6beBT)
I just came...

Posted by: GregInSeattle at July 03, 2009 06:40 PM (gbGqE)

1167 1143
Yeah, just like Colin Powell
Hey,
be fair, kbdabear, Powell was just criticising how much money is being
spent by the Feds. A little. (If he keeps that up, he's going to find
himself under a bus soon.)
48 hour rule. By Tuesday Powell will deny that he meant what he said. Remember, this is the same Powell who told Republicans that Americans want bigger government and more spending now.
Anyone who turns his back on Powell for a second shouldn't be surprised to feel a knife plunging in

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 06:40 PM (0Lv+U)

1168 What some don't understand is that Sarah Palin is like one of the family. When you don't defend her or stand up for her we take it personally. That is why people have such intense feelings for her when she is smeared.,Iit's as if someone hurt your sister, mother, aunt, etc.
Understand now?

Posted by: MrsPaulsFishSticks at July 03, 2009 06:40 PM (PBGAP)

1169 Thinking about Sarah settling some old scores.
Shooting wolves from a chopper.
Dammit I like it.

Posted by: solitary knight at July 03, 2009 06:40 PM (9gAPr)

1170 As someone who wasn't sold but was willing to be at some point, I think this hurts her chances. Not just with me but a lot of people who are open to her without already being on board. That to my mind this makes it harder for her I think it's a bad thing.

Ditto, DrewM. I liked her, but I wasn't fanatic. (Frankly, I couldn't get past the top of the ticket.)

There is the possibility that she is resigning for legitimate personal reasons. But I don't see the media persecution ever letting up, and if it is really too much to handle now, with the ethics complaints and horrible press and all the rest, I don't see how the situation tips in her favor.

So, if it's a political strategy, I think it's a fail for fence sitters. It looks like she quit her duties, and it's even worse if it ends up looking like she quit to go on a campaign (or self-promotion tour) for 3 solid years.

If it's a personal choice, I don't think she can come back later without encountering the same level of vitriol and hatred.

Either way, I think it bumps her out of another election bid, for pretty much anything.

That doesn't minimize her appeal to the base, so she could be planning on fundraising and speaking tours, a la Newt.

Posted by: Ella at July 03, 2009 06:41 PM (gQ4Zh)

1171 Go back and....Follow The thread

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 06:39 PM (AoS9J)
I'm a moron. Way too fucking lazy. Can you just tell folks?

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 06:41 PM (XE7Ha)

1172 bankrolled by Rush with Palin as the leader?

Yes yes yes, I could deal with that. It would be worth it just to see the MSM talking heads explode.

Posted by: Vic at July 03, 2009 06:41 PM (5ynkO)

1173 "P.S.They're tearing Ed Allah new ones over at HA re: Sarah"
Hallelujah! They are both richly deserving today!

"PPS: Is anyone else having trouble typing in the comments?"
Yes! I haven't been able to get a comment posted all week. A few end up in moderation, for some reason, but most simply vanish with a trace, never having posted in the first place. I gave up trying a few days ago.

Posted by: Kensington at July 03, 2009 06:42 PM (ZqTlA)

1174 I'm afraid to ask, but who amongst you is willing to throw themself upon the LGF grenade to see what's being said over there?

DUDE! Not on a holiday weekend! Some things are sacred.

Posted by: Ella at July 03, 2009 06:42 PM (gQ4Zh)

1175 Americans want bigger government and more spending now.
Problem is, half the country does...it's the half that pays no federal income tax.

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 06:42 PM (yUiO3)

1176 Whatever Sarah wants to do is fine with me. She's done more good in public life than most people in her position ever have. Kudos to her. God bless her and hers.

Posted by: Corona at July 03, 2009 06:42 PM (+xghX)

1177 I'm afraid to ask, but who amongst you is willing to throw themself upon the LGF grenade to see what's being said over there?

Posted by: jmflynny at July 03, 2009 06:39 PM (SAdkg)
I've got kids.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 06:42 PM (XE7Ha)

1178 "or more likely a third party? bankrolled by Rush with Palin as the leader?"

He has been working on something.... but, I always thought he (& Levin) were adamant about taking back the party, not creating a 3rd. I'd love to say that the GOP can be taken back, but it's so infiltrated and infested with RINOs & other assorted losers that, at this point, I don't know how feasible it really is. Historically, 3rd parties are their own death knell, as well as the GOP through vote splitting between the two. Quite a catch 22.

Posted by: Twinks at July 03, 2009 06:42 PM (uy8Nr)

1179 Hello, you've reached the Axelrod Moby Hotline. If you are interested in Moby opportunities on the Internet, press 1. If you are dissatisfied with the Moby that has been assigned to your blog, press 2. If you are inquiring on the wait time to fellate Obama, press 3.

Posted by: Axelrod Moby Hotline at July 03, 2009 06:43 PM (nKA5J)

1180 Dont just hit him on policy,expose how his super duper smarts were all hype,with no substance.
Posted by: james at July 03, 2009 06:34 PM (3/GXy)

I'm not sure if you are new here but you are in the right place. Ace is the best with teh mocking.

I don't think you are picking a fight (I'm not). My plans got rained out tonight and I enjoy the give and take. Sometimes it's hard to tell in the comments that they aren't a challenge, just making a point.


Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 06:43 PM (iTt2X)

1181 1161



Are there any others besides this one?

One Sarah down, Rush Limbaugh to go.




Drew, how the hell did that get changed to this:


I just wanted you to know how much I love COCK!!!

Posted by: Xander Crews at July 03, 2009 06:43 PM (Aac1T)

1182 1099

Drew M:

You misunderstand me. I agree with your coverage and brillant analysis. Just think how much better you'd be if you'd follow your own advice (for Palin) and spend two years at some journalism school and how the readers here would benefit.

Adams, Jeffersonand Lincoln had such impressive resumes prior to assuming office they too might have had to follow your your advice.
I'm sure that Buckley, McCain, Noonan, Powell, Krautheimer will no doubt endorse your opinions.

Posted by: Thomas Jackson at July 03, 2009 06:43 PM (B8gqF)

1183 @ 967:
"If you are Governor of a State, it is NOT your job to fend off attacks from well outside of your state, that are engineered to damage you specifically to prevent you running for greater office."
A. Fucking. men. The sanest fucking thing I've seen all day.

Posted by: Bill Carson at July 03, 2009 06:44 PM (nwXof)

1184 Ella, I'm sure you noticed that I damn sure wasn't volunteering.

Posted by: jmflynny at July 03, 2009 06:44 PM (SAdkg)

1185 Drew, how the hell did that get changed to this:


I just wanted you to know how much I love COCK!!!

Posted by: Xander Crews at July 03, 2009 06:43 PM (Aac1T)
Positive thinking.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 06:45 PM (XE7Ha)

1186 What about the "Thanks, Nancy!" thread from 2006?

It was over 1400, was it not?

Posted by: eman at July 03, 2009 06:45 PM (fpywm)

1187 1159

They're tearing Ed Allah new ones over at HA re: Sarah

Good. Wait. Ed is a Palin ship-jumper too?

Ed just wants the DemSM to copy and paste him so he can be a "respected" voice of conservatism. He's reported to the Reservation

Allah wants the menage a trois with Meghan McCain and David Frum

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 06:45 PM (0Lv+U)

1188 I'm a moron. Way too fucking lazy. Can you just tell folks?


Yea, basically I butthurt both Ace and Drew and they felt it necessary to moby my comment.


Altough, I'm sure it was Drew, but it's Ace's site, so he gets the blame.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 06:46 PM (AoS9J)

1189 "Ed is a Palin ship-jumper too?"

That's the way it goes, now. God forbid anyone wait and see or consider anything other than the worst possibility for two seconds. The "me, too" urge must run pretty deep. I'm glad they're being eviscerated, if that's true.

I don't see Allah whining about it on Twitter though at the moment. Since he seems to live for that, it's surprising. Maybe they've got him on the ground, and he's too busy covering up. Good.

Posted by: Kensington at July 03, 2009 06:46 PM (ZqTlA)

1190 eman,
what would it take to prove my bona fides to you?

go get a picture of my "Sportsmen for McCain" t-shirt that was given to me while working in Tampa in Nov?
pics of the tea party in Clearwater FL 5 days before the one I attended in Biloxi MS on 4/15?
would you like some pics of my gun collection?


It may be unpopular with some folks around here but Palin really fucked it up today. She would have been alot more respected and feared by finishing what she promised to do to the voters of AK for 4 years. She looked and sounded horrible today. Like a Quitter.


Posted by: turtle at July 03, 2009 06:47 PM (PasZ5)

1191 Posted by: eman at July 03, 2009 06:39 PM (fpywm)

We've been trying to get better trolls here for years. Apparently it's one of those jobs Americans won't do.

Maybe with the recession we'll have a greater pool to draw from.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 06:47 PM (iTt2X)

1192 This presser was called quickly - it was difficult for even Alaskan reporters to get there.

This makes me think this is a result of exasperation and anger, more than any clever long-term strategy to seek higher office. This may occur, but I don't think it is the current motive.

After all, she does have Trig, a special needs child who is entering the age when mom will be the most important one of all. For my support, it is not necessary for her to be WonderWoman, balancing a dozen spinning plates all at the same time.

Indeed, I like her even better for it, if indeed this is what happened today.

And I promise to not be one of the hands pulling her in all directions.

Posted by: Robert at July 03, 2009 06:47 PM (cd6Ip)

1193 She could be a magnificent spokesperson for conservatism.

When the going gets tough...quit!

Posted by: Palin's Tears at July 03, 2009 06:47 PM (i31Zq)

1194 I'm so excited- does anyone have an extra shit sandwich for me to enjoy?

Posted by: poon at July 03, 2009 06:47 PM (Jb7eL)

1195 Thomas Jackson at July 03, 2009 06:43 PM

Actually, their resumes were kinda impressive, but that's neither here nor there. Palin's resume isn't an issue (at least not with me). She had fresh blood and good instincts, as Ace is always saying, and I would have been willing to bet a lot on that.

The only issue is whether this resignation is a good political move.

Posted by: Ella at July 03, 2009 06:47 PM (gQ4Zh)

1196 Limbaugh / Palin 2012

Just writing that gives me a fresh clean feeling in my naughty bits.


15 million+ listeners a day Baby! Not too shabby a voter base.
Most educated customer demographic in any media.


Posted by: sifty at July 03, 2009 06:47 PM (gv804)

1197 I love the commenters here. I truly have a different perspective on this whole thing now. I'm feeling much more positive.

Posted by: Adrienne at July 03, 2009 06:48 PM (Fv3gd)

1198 Ella, I'm sure you noticed that I damn sure wasn't volunteering.

jmflynny, it's because you are smart!

Posted by: Ella at July 03, 2009 06:49 PM (gQ4Zh)

1199 Why the hell can't she run for prez in 2012? She did a good thing. Lefties were draining funds from Alaska and time that should have been spent on her duties because of frivolous lawsuits.

Sarah Palin is a very rare politician, one who cares about the people she serves.

Posted by: incognito at July 03, 2009 06:49 PM (qON3z)

1200 Allah wants the menage a trois with Meghan McCain and David FrumOnly if Meeeeghan is wearing a strap-on.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 03, 2009 06:49 PM (xmEXV)

1201 I think she's going to try to kill the GOP, or at least hasten its demise. Intentionally. For not supporting her. Both sides had better look out, because she now has absolutely NO reason to stay quiet about anything she has personally witnessed.

Posted by: grognard at July 03, 2009 06:49 PM (u8rsl)

1202 Oh, I should clarify, I was willing to risk Palin's instincts in 2012. She was not enough to make me choke down a McCain vote.

Posted by: Ella at July 03, 2009 06:50 PM (gQ4Zh)

1203
Someone should ask Ed what has Sarah Palin ever done to us to deserve anything but our full support?

Someone should remind remind Ed (and others) that Sarah Palin has stuck out her neck (at the expense of her family) for her country and for us.


Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 06:50 PM (UU3J6)

1204 I hope Cuda tears the GOP a new squeakhole.

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 06:50 PM (yUiO3)

1205 You guys confuse war with surrender? I'm disappointed. I thought this was some high falutin (sp?) military blog.

Posted by: wHodat at July 03, 2009 06:51 PM (+sBB4)

1206 This presser was called quickly - it was difficult for even Alaskan reporters to get there.

Enough time to get there or enough time to start spreading rumors and speculations? It was an excellent move.

Posted by: incognito at July 03, 2009 06:51 PM (qON3z)

1207 You don't come out on the eve of Independence day and announce your are resigning the governorship as a way of QUITTING.
Take note, this is the beginning of the war. Sarah Palin is not going to set there and let the political terrorist who are unethically attempting the destruction of not only her, but her family, get away with thisCRAPANY LONGER.
15 ethics complaints, all found to be with out merit and dismissed! These "political terrorists" are just in an endless attack of lies about her in the hope something sticks that will harm her political chances. They have tied her up with these FALSE charges and disrupted the business of the State of Alaska and the implemention of our energy policies which are so important to our country.
GET READY, Sarah is not only done taking it, she is going on the attack!
Get ready to hear the moron liberals whine and cry now, they shouldn't have pissed her off.
I am EXCITED about this. In Alaska, we speak what is on our mind, and do what we say we are going to do! I realize you from the "lower 48" aren't used to this , because lying politicians are the standard down there. Go back and listen to what she said, and take it EXACTLY as she said it! This is why she is loved and so popular, as well as extremely feared by the liberals, who lie when the truth would sound better!
GO SARAH!

Chilly in Alaska

Posted by: Chilly at July 03, 2009 06:52 PM (IHP71)

1208
Ella, you didn't vote for McCain in '08?

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 06:52 PM (UU3J6)

1209 "I'm not sure if you are new here but you are in the right place. Ace is the best with teh mocking." Oh i know it.This site is great and that statement surely wasnt directed at you or Ace.It was directed at some of the "Intellectuals"on our side.And to the dude who looked at my carbon footprint..thanks.Youve now embaressed me internationally.

Posted by: james at July 03, 2009 06:52 PM (3/GXy)

1210 I'll make a deal with you, Ella.
I'll stick it out to see what smarmy-ass comments Shep puts forth if you'll check out Chuck Johnson.

Posted by: jmflynny at July 03, 2009 06:53 PM (SAdkg)

1211 1200+ goddamn guys!
I just got home in time to see her speech. You could tell she was barely holding back tears, anywho, she's FUCKING GOING FOR IT!!! Bambi is fucked.
I think its time to change from demo to rethuglican.
Somewhere a klingon is sweating.

Posted by: navycopjoe at July 03, 2009 06:53 PM (CsGz7)

1212 If Sarah did this for the sake of her family, none of us should criticize her, and may God bless her. She has her priorities straight.

Posted by: Jack Bauer's Evil Brother at July 03, 2009 06:53 PM (CsrHR)

1213

Ace, Drew , Patterico and LoLpundit finally coming to the same consensus. Hell, I aint even talking about their hatred for Rush Limbaugh. They are probably smacking dicks together and having a circky jerk in their approval of Palins resignation.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 06:54 PM (AoS9J)

1214 I think some people are just too emotionally invested in this subject.Jonah and Dr. Krauthammer are two huge cogs in the conservative machine.Jonah is in just for writing Liberal Fascism and Dr.K is a continuing thorn in the side of liberals with his brilliant work as a columnist and commentator.I don't agree with them 100% of the time but who agrees with anybody all the time?My view is that we haven't seen the end of Sarah Palin's political career yet.

Posted by: steevy at July 03, 2009 06:54 PM (JyvOb)

1215
> 1165 I'm afraid to ask, but who amongst you is willing to throw themself upon the LGF grenade to see what's being said over there?

Posted by: jmflynny

Just looked at LGF for the first time in about a week.
.
I didn't read the comments but the post about Palin resigning has fewer comments than this thread. LGF must be losing readers faster than political pundits are losing their minds.

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at July 03, 2009 06:54 PM (X7EVr)

1216 My theory: Soros/Obama Inc. has something on one of her kids. Bristol sex tape maybe.

Listen to that speech. She might as well be blinking "SOS" in Morse code.

Posted by: . at July 03, 2009 06:54 PM (fZoIm)

1217 turtle,

I have no idea what it would take. Wait, maybe if you tell me some more about your guns.

Posted by: eman at July 03, 2009 06:54 PM (fpywm)

1218 Julian at HA ripping Ed:
...do better in educating people on what is happening since you guys are ďbetter than the rest of usĒ what is the description they use again; yes the Conservative intelligentsia. Instead of doing the aforementioned, you join in crucifying the leaders of our movement. ...

Posted by: GregInSeattle at July 03, 2009 06:55 PM (gbGqE)

1219 I realize you from the "lower 48" aren't used to this , because lying politicians are the standard down there.

You go, girl!

Posted by: Ted Stevens at July 03, 2009 06:55 PM (rTGYp)

1220 Anything Sarah does to piss off (or on) journalice is AOK with me.

She knows that she only needs one journalouse there to make her statements. One camera and one mic will get out to the world in 30 seconds.


I say, give the cockroaches 10 minutes warning for all future press conferences. It will make the ambulance companies rich with all the douchebags rushing to get there.


Posted by: sifty at July 03, 2009 06:55 PM (gv804)

1221 Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 06:54 PM (AoS9J)

When did I say I hate Rush Limbaugh?

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 06:55 PM (iTt2X)

1222 Oh, C'mon, guys. Jonah's good people.

Posted by: . at July 03, 2009 06:56 PM (fZoIm)

1223 Can you imagine Sarah at the head of a third party and backed by talk radio, small businesses,and the internet? Totally wasting the Dem-Lite Republicans (McCain and his fucking fat daughter come to mind) and the liberal fascists in the state-run media?
With Obanomics causing double digit unemployment for four years?
Theprospects are dizzying.

Posted by: ItsTime at July 03, 2009 06:56 PM (Jb7eL)

1224
hahaha, james

I was making a funny about your dislike of space bar and return key.

P.S. Don't make a fucking maniac out of me.

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 06:57 PM (UU3J6)

1225 Chilly...to expand
Get ready for calls of "She's divisive, she needs to back off the attack, it's not Presidential".
You will read it here.

Posted by: Not Quite at July 03, 2009 06:57 PM (Bs8Te)

1226 The cockroaches have come out of their hiding today.

Posted by: wHodat at July 03, 2009 06:57 PM (+sBB4)

1227 Navycopjoe@1213:
"Somewhere a klingon is sweating."

HIHIvqa' may' pequ' moH!!!
(The bile of the vanquished flows over my hands!!!)

Posted by: m'cHelle oBama at July 03, 2009 06:58 PM (ZqTlA)

1228 She also said ďWe are not retreating; we are advancing in another direction.Ē
This move frees her up to do lots of things for our side in the near future.

Hello, 2010 is right around the corner, with 2012 not that far away. Perfect timing to be free to go on the stump fund-raising, getting the base fired up engaged in doing what needs to be done to take back seats in Congress in this next cycle. Good way to test the waters for other possibilites too.

No longer tied to Loser McCain, nor just tasked to trumpet Alaska, she's free to hone her own national message get herself out there in the lower 48. She can be our 'drill here, drill now' babe can flatten anyone who wants to take her on in that department.

Nope, she's not done yet. Just changing direction.

Posted by: beaky at July 03, 2009 06:58 PM (i8vav)

1229 I don't know how feasible it really is. Historically, 3rd parties are
their own death knell, as well as the GOP through vote splitting
between the two. Quite a catch 22.

History reaches a huge turning point at certain times. What was certain as the sun rising is no longer there. The GOP itself formed after the Whigs collapsed.

The Republican brand name itself may be tainted to the point of unmarketability. Many blacks would love to vote for a party other than the Democrats who take them for granted. Imagine the confusion of the DemSM who have it mentally ingrained to attack Republicans, and continue to shoot a dead horse out of rote habit.

The GOP as it stands now is a collection of country clubbers and business insiders who could probably caucus at David Brook's summer home. The Democrats don't have a huge core of loyalists anymore either. Most of their 2006 and 2008 congressional wins were gained by not being Republicans.


Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 06:58 PM (0Lv+U)

1230 robert,

very classy


You win an autographed Obama lunch box with a free packet of Klingon cookies.

Posted by: eman at July 03, 2009 06:59 PM (fpywm)

1231 Yea, basically I butthurt both Ace and Drew and they felt it necessary to moby my comment.Altough, I'm sure it was Drew, but it's Ace's site, so he gets the blame.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 06:46 PM (AoS9J)
Apparently a one off thing, then, because other than trollicious fun, I've never seen such out of this blog. Thanks for the detail.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 06:59 PM (XE7Ha)

1232 Annoying that they'd do it to a regular moron, though.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 06:59 PM (XE7Ha)

1233 When did I say I hate Rush Limbaugh?


You didn't say you hated him. However, you certainly sided with Ace, Patterico and David Frum a few months ago, when they decided to attack him. Funny how Ace managed to dissapear quite a few posts when they didn't go his way. Also, funny how you decided to disappear some of my posts.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 07:00 PM (AoS9J)

1234 We should take out a Dem governor.
Doesn't matter who.
Just pick one.
File an ethics complaint every time he farts.
Dig up dirt on all his business and political associates.
Do this continually for 2 years,
Make his life a living hell.
Saddle his with legal fees out the wazoo.
Payback's a bitch, ain't it?

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 03, 2009 07:00 PM (zDhnq)

1235 Palin could just co-opt the party by setting up a parallel RNC-like organization. Just ignore the current RINO machine and watch the money flow into her coffer and away from the blue-bloods, egg-heads, country-club Muffies and Tads, and the fucking cannibals in the "conservative media".


How about this action:

Palin / Voight 2012 FeverCatch it!

Posted by: sifty at July 03, 2009 07:01 PM (gv804)

1236 hahaha, james

I was making a funny about your dislike of space bar and return key.

P.S. Don't make a fucking maniac out of me.


Posted by: Unicle tweets Yeah i admit im a total moron ,on even a simple thing as posting a comment.But somehow i feel at home.

Posted by: james at July 03, 2009 07:01 PM (3/GXy)

1237 Jonah's great. Like I said, though, I think he's dreaming, consciously or not, of the perfect candidate in apygmalion manner. She's got 95% of "it." Jonah wants a 98%-er. However, as is, she is stillbetter qualified than O'Bama and cando the job.

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 07:01 PM (+ZPYO)

1238 Blazer is a dick.

Disappear that.

Posted by: sifty at July 03, 2009 07:02 PM (gv804)

1239 #1217...
I finally caved as curiousity got the best of me. I only scrolled through about 150 comments but, surprisingly, most of the comments were quite supportive of her.
Who'da thunk it?
Of course, I might have been pushing my luck at 150. It may have gone to hell after that.

Posted by: jmflynny at July 03, 2009 07:02 PM (SAdkg)

1240
OT: Lenny Clark (Rescue Me) is in the booth with the Red Sox announcers and saying some crazy funny shit.

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 07:03 PM (UU3J6)

1241 No longer tied to Loser McCain, nor just tasked to trumpet Alaska,
she's free to hone her own national message get herself out there
in the lower 48. She can be our 'drill here, drill now' babe can
flatten anyone who wants to take her on in that department.

You betcha.

Posted by: incognito at July 03, 2009 07:03 PM (qON3z)

1242 "Enough time to get there or enough time to start spreading rumors and speculations? It was an excellent move." - incognito
Time will tell. This was crafted to minimize the impact, as all Friday-night-before-a-holiday-weekend announcements are. This is hardly new.

But clearly not done as a kickoff for a national campaign, nor was the speech. Were she plotting things bigger, she would have used this opportunity and coverage differently.

Posted by: Robert at July 03, 2009 07:03 PM (cd6Ip)

1243 Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 07:00 PM (AoS9J)

I haven't touched a single one of your comments.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 07:03 PM (iTt2X)

1244 History reaches a huge turning point at certain times. What was certain
as the sun rising is no longer there. The GOP itself formed after the
Whigs collapsed.



kbdabear,

Amen brutha.
Wasn't there a story a week or two back about independent registration being the largest (40-30-25 or something)?
It might be time for a new party.

Posted by: turtle at July 03, 2009 07:03 PM (PasZ5)

1245 Ella@1204:"Oh, I should clarify, I was willing to risk Palin's instincts in 2012. She was not enough to make me choke down a McCain vote."

Great. Well thanks for doing your part to hand the country over to Obama last year. Good work.

Posted by: Kensington at July 03, 2009 07:04 PM (ZqTlA)

1246
james hates me, too!

Posted by: apostrophe at July 03, 2009 07:04 PM (UU3J6)

1247 Blazer is a dick.


A dick of truth, stabbing and spitting at you open maw.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 07:04 PM (AoS9J)

1248 1236
We should take out a Dem governor.

Hey, I understand Oregon has one of those Dem governors in bed with the unions...

Posted by: chemjeff at July 03, 2009 07:05 PM (nKA5J)

1249 Unicle Tweets, no, I didn't vote for McCain. *gulp* (Does that make me a troll?) I could not get past amnesty and TARP.

Actually, his poor treatment of Sarah Palin after the election really vindicated my choice. He is a douche, and I'm glad I didn't vote or donate to him. Also, I lived in Oklahoma last fall, so it's not like my protest non-vote hurt anything.

I voted for Duncan Hunter in my primaries, even though he'd dropped out earlier in the week. Does that help my conservative creds any?

Posted by: Ella at July 03, 2009 07:05 PM (gQ4Zh)

1250 A dick of truth, stabbing and spitting at you open maw.

I prefer "cock of righteousness."

Posted by: chemjeff at July 03, 2009 07:06 PM (nKA5J)

1251 I just remembered that she resigned the job she had before running for Governor.

The situation isn't the same, of course, but she's made this sort of risky choice before.

Posted by: Synova at July 03, 2009 07:06 PM (NxP4A)

1252 Bet you won't see me.

Posted by: 1,401 Comments at July 03, 2009 07:06 PM (B/ptC)

1253 Ah shut up,
There is nothing for her in Alaska.
Who nominated Newt to be the leader of the Republican Party in 1994. He did. He stood on the floor of the empty House and just kept pitching. The Republican Party was TOAST after the 1992 election. Clinton was the bomb, third way, all that. Conservatism was a stain on toilet paper headed for were everit goes. Until it wasn't, and Newt, as attractive as his namesake, was a momentary hero.
Everybody knows these are parlous times. 2010 will be the latest in a string of 'most important electionsof all time.' Sarah Palin has undoubted traction in certain parts of the country. If she steps up, if she chooses her battles, hones her all purpose speech, and if the rubber band breaks and people votes for divided gov't, she looks like the hero of a sucessful 2010 campaign and, "She quit on Alaska, she'll quit on you," is the day before yesterdays news.
Conservatives have no leader. Period. End of sentence. In 1976 Reagan was a loon, the guy Democrats would most like to see running the Republican Party. Yeah, that worked out for them. If Palin steps up to the plate and is seen as a force in a sucessful 2010 campaign,helps Republican winners in an electoral comeback, no one will remember this resignation.
Unless of course she just got back from Argentina or takes a wide stance.

Posted by: Buck at July 03, 2009 07:06 PM (zjS1G)

1254 Ace, Drew , Patterico and LoLpundit finally coming to the same
consensus. Hell, I aint even talking about their hatred for Rush
Limbaugh.
Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 06:54 PM (AoS9J)


You didn't say you hated him.
Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 07:00 PM (AoS9J)



Oh yeah, those to sentence written 6 minutes apart are perfectly consistent.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 07:06 PM (iTt2X)

1255 Kensington, I'm sorry, I thought it was my choice who to vote for. I don't owe anyone an anti-vote.

Posted by: Ella at July 03, 2009 07:06 PM (gQ4Zh)

1256 Ella@1204:
"Oh, I should clarify, I was willing to risk Palin's instincts in 2012. She was not enough to make me choke down a McCain vote."Great. Well thanks for doing your part to hand the country over to Obama last year. Good work.

Well, at least Ella has the balls to admit she royally fucked up. Me? I wouldn't vote for the fraud if he was the only one running.

Posted by: incognito at July 03, 2009 07:06 PM (qON3z)

1257 I haven't touched a single one of your comments.
Well, who do you think did, since your a rather exclusive bunch, hmmmmm. ?

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 07:07 PM (AoS9J)

1258
Blazer is a dick.Disappear that.

Posted by: sifty at July 03, 2009 07:02 PM (gv804)
I don't know what Blazer said to piss people off, but I do know that he's been a hanger on at this rat infested shit hole for a long time. Ergo, benefit of the doubt goes to Blazer. (Well, except that he's fighting with Ace and Drew, which is fine, becuase Ace sucks at html, and Drew, uh, probably has some faults too.)

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 07:07 PM (XE7Ha)

1259 Palin / Voight 2012 Fever

John Voight is badass. I like it. Maybe we can get Angelina in on this for a downticket race somewhere, too? Rumor has it her politics are closer to her father's than to Obamabot Brad Pitt.

Posted by: Dave J. at July 03, 2009 07:07 PM (jNE9Q)

1260 It's over.
No Ace - NOT OVER. Someone over at The Confluence, a liberal blog for Hillary, just posted that Team Sarah just got a single donation in the amount of $50,000. Looks like ordinary Americans outside the beltway approve.I am so stoked about this!! She has gone ROGUE! Which is what we need!! She dropped a HUGE bomb on the media....It's a Brilliant move! Go Sarah!

Posted by: paranoid polly at July 03, 2009 07:08 PM (YLNjm)

1261 1208
This presser was called quickly - it was difficult for even Alaskan reporters to get there.

Enough time to get there or enough time to start spreading rumors and speculations? It was an excellent move.

Levin pointed out that all the DemSM cream of the jeans are in their humble little summer mansions in Martha's Vineyard or the Hamptons today and wouldn't be around to bless us with their insights.

My fervent wish is that Sarah has a huge payback surge coming that will become her Operation Overlord. God hope it is, because we've seen too many Operation Market Gardens from the GOP no-braintrust

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 07:08 PM (0Lv+U)

1262
It doesn't make you a troll, Ella, but it was a pretty shitty thing to do to sit out in the general.

It doesn't matter who the (R) was on the ticket, you gotta vote against the Dem, especially a leftwing radical like Obama.


Posted by: apostrophe at July 03, 2009 07:08 PM (UU3J6)

1263 #1225...
I can imagine it. HELL. I'm salivating about it.
I am so friggin tired of 'taking the high road' (which is to say 'pussying out' of a duel) that I can no longer stand it. Turning the other cheek does not always equate with the high road. At some point, someone, somewhere is going to have to dig in their heels and let the bullets fly.
She may just be the gal to do it.

Posted by: jmflynny at July 03, 2009 07:08 PM (SAdkg)

1264 Eman@1232:
"You win an autographed Obama lunch box with a free packet of Klingon cookies."

yIHarQo'! nepwI' ghaH!!!
(Do not believe him! He is a liar!!!)

Posted by: m'cHelle oBama at July 03, 2009 07:08 PM (ZqTlA)

1265 incognito, I still don't regret not voting for McCain.

Posted by: Ella at July 03, 2009 07:08 PM (gQ4Zh)

1266 Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 07:07 PM (AoS9J)

I haven't a clue.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 07:09 PM (iTt2X)

1267 Best of luck Sarah!

Posted by: RarestRX at July 03, 2009 07:09 PM (rmNST)

1268 Because you are ugly inside.

Posted by: Not Quite at July 03, 2009 07:09 PM (Bs8Te)

1269
Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 07:00 PM (AoS9J)I haven't touched a single one of your comments.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 07:03 PM (iTt2X)
Would you touch some of mine? Because I say some really fucking stupid shit, sometimes.

Posted by: poon at July 03, 2009 07:09 PM (XE7Ha)

1270 I like Voight but sometimes he goes off the wall.

Rush/Sarah 2012

Just think, with that duo we'd have all the liberals in coronary arrest. It would really suck for them, too, if we had nationalized healthcare. Stand in line, suckers.

Posted by: incognito at July 03, 2009 07:11 PM (qON3z)

1271 Wave that thing here where it's not wanted and you're bound to lose it.

The fella said he didn't monkey with your comments.

That's LGF-style bush league shit.

Posted by: sifty at July 03, 2009 07:11 PM (gv804)

1272 Someone over at The Confluence, a liberal blog for Hillary, just posted
that Team Sarah just got a single donation in the amount of $50,000.

For the record, that was me, not that I'm trying to buy influence or anything. Or a date, or anything.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 07:11 PM (XE7Ha)

1273 But clearly not done as a kickoff for a national
campaign, nor was the speech. Were she plotting things bigger, she
would have used this opportunity and coverage differently.

Posted by: Robert at July 03, 2009 07:03 PM (cd6Ip)
Yep. I think she's going underground for a while, at least as far as elective office goes. I honestly think this was about her kids.

Posted by: AmishDude at July 03, 2009 07:12 PM (FWbHu)

1274 don't know what Blazer said to piss people off, but I do know that he's
been a hanger on at this rat infested shit hole for a long time.


Thanks for sharing.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 07:12 PM (AoS9J)

1275 This site busting trolls left and right is fantastic - with all the conspiracies about the left/media squelching dissenters, it's not too hard to find the hypocrisy in banning trolls for giving their opinion.

By all means, continue to align yourselves with fake conservatives who are deep in the business of telling people that their opinion is right or wrong. People like Sarah Palin aren't conservative - real conservatives don't give a shit what you think, but will fight to the death for your right to think it. Or say it. Anywhere the fuck you want to.

Please, take me down with the rest of the IP's you've booted, you lame motherfuckers. You'd be doing me a huge favor. Ban me NOW. Give in to the dark side of censorship. Let your anger over Sarah resigning overtake you...


Posted by: blackandgayandidrinkwhiskeyandiheartjesus at July 03, 2009 07:12 PM (JTYYx)

1276 Ella@1257:Kensington, I'm sorry, I thought it was my choice who to vote for. I don't owe anyone an anti-vote.

Don't worry about it. I didn't like having a job anyway, and thanks partially to those like you who held the door for the 52%, I don't have one anymore.

Hope you like the higher taxes!

Posted by: Kensington at July 03, 2009 07:12 PM (ZqTlA)

1277 Dude, McCain is 70% the socialist Obama is. I don't support cap and trade, amnesty, or TARP and endless inflationary, capitalism-destroying bailouts and stimulus spending. McCain did. As does Obama. Remind me why it's better to be 70% socialist?

I voted for other offices; I would have voted third party on the presidential ticket if I had had the option, but the R&D machines both kept third parties off the ticket, intnetionally, in Oklahoma. But I don't regret not voting for McCain. I did not support him as a candidate and Palin, good as she is, would have had as much influence with him as Cheney in Bush's second term or Biden does now.

McCain is the one who lost the general. He was a terrible candidate AND had terrifically wrong-headed positions on every issue that matters. He didn't deserve my vote.

Posted by: Ella at July 03, 2009 07:12 PM (gQ4Zh)

1278 And not that it matters, for a multitude of celestial reasons, but I'm from Oklahoma. Every single county voted for McCain. Every single one. How did my not voting for McCain affect a single thing?

Posted by: Ella at July 03, 2009 07:13 PM (gQ4Zh)

1279 Thanks for sharing.


Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 07:12 PM (AoS9J)
Heh. My pleasure.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 07:13 PM (XE7Ha)

1280 She has gone ROGUE! Which is what we need!! She dropped a HUGE bomb on the media....It's a Brilliant move! Go Sarah!

Please let that be true. A rogue Sarah gives me that Braveheart kind of battle feeling. I'm a renegade at heart, must be the blood of IRA ancestors running through me.

BTW. 9/1/08. The DemSM was all in orgasm whether Sarah would be dropped from the ticket by Thursday or Friday. They expected a train wreck of a speech on that Wednesday night.

Let's hope she come back with the warpaint and the warrior hides.

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 07:14 PM (0Lv+U)

1281 No Ace - NOT OVER. Someone over at The Confluence, a liberal blog for
Hillary, just posted that Team Sarah just got a single donation in the
amount of $50,000. Looks like ordinary Americans outside the beltway
approve.I am so stoked about this!! She has gone ROGUE! Which is what
we need!! She dropped a HUGE bomb on the media....It's a Brilliant
move! Go Sarah!

How do they know about the donation?

Posted by: incognito at July 03, 2009 07:14 PM (qON3z)

1282 *If* she's resigning so that she will be free to act freely...

She has to wait.

So if this is the kick-off for a national campaign... she has to wait.


Posted by: Synova at July 03, 2009 07:14 PM (NxP4A)

1283 After all the shit this woman has had to take over the last year and a half, while her own fucking party stabbed her in the back for the sin of bumping up their worthless candidate in polls, I for one would welcome a third party to bring the Dem-Lite assholes that run the Republican party back to reality.
Worthless cocksuckers. McCain better give up any hope of running for president again, and that goes for Romney, too.

Posted by: Ahab at July 03, 2009 07:15 PM (Jb7eL)

1284


I haven't a clue.


Of course you don't Herr Drew.

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 07:15 PM (AoS9J)

1285 Kensington, I'm truly sorry about your job. That sucks.

Posted by: Ella at July 03, 2009 07:15 PM (gQ4Zh)

1286 After hillbuzz, not sure I trust any of the pro-Hillary blogs, if ya know what I mean.

Posted by: incognito at July 03, 2009 07:15 PM (qON3z)

1287 In the normal course of things Pubs would start announcing their candidacies early next year.

A certain hot Alaskan Momma has reset the board.

This could get very interesting.

Posted by: eman at July 03, 2009 07:16 PM (fpywm)

1288 Posted by: Ella at July 03, 2009 07:12 PM (gQ4Zh)

I wish I hadn't voted for McCain. It meant nothing given he lost my state by 20% or so but I gave in at the last minute.

I haven't felt clean since.

Congrats on sticking to principle.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 07:16 PM (iTt2X)

1289 Resorting to cheap sockpuppetry now, poon? Sad. -TB

Posted by: Palin's Tears "Poon" at July 03, 2009 07:16 PM (i31Zq)

1290 Blazer, is this what you're going on about? One post?

947
One Sarah down, Rush Limbaugh to go.
Drew, how the hell did that get changed to this:
I just wanted you to know how much I love COCK!!!
Only you guys could have done it. An explanation is needed.
Are we now entering ponytailed Huffy riding bicycle freak territory?



[Sorry Blazer ... was just powerwashing some troll comments there. Didn't realize that was yours -Trollbuster Agent 5]

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988
[Sorry Blazer ... was just powerwashing some troll comments there. Didn't realize that was yours -Trollbuster Agent 5]

I'll take you at your word, just caught this.



[I'd never edit a regular. It looked like a drive-by. Again, I apologize. -Trollbuster Agent 5]

__________________________________________________________
1141


Well what we can all learn from our lesson today is,that Drew
and Ace not only hate Palin like their butt buddies Andy Sully,
LOLpundit and Patterico, yea shock there, but they would also go
through the lengths to edit posts from their detractors on their own
blog.


Chuckie Huffy is smiling.



[So... I apologized for editing your post and you accepted the
explanation ... but now you withdrawal it and try to pin it on Drew?]

[a thread of better than a thousand posts with the trolls going
berserk ... and ONE of your sockpuppeted comments gets mistakenly
editedm explained and apologized for .. and you're STILL throwing
around accusations?]

[Eat shit. Seriously. -Trollbuster Agent 5]


Posted by: Xander Crews at July 03, 2009 07:16 PM (Aac1T)

1291 nigelpalinsteeletufts is mad.

Posted by: sifty at July 03, 2009 07:16 PM (gv804)

1292 1257
Kensington, I'm sorry, I thought it was my choice who to vote for. I don't owe anyone an anti-vote.

Posted by: Ella at July 03, 2009 07:06 PM (gQ4Zh)
I love people who treat the franchise the way a fat, ugly chick treats her virginity.It doesn't matter for whom you vote. It matters who takes office.

Posted by: AmishDude at July 03, 2009 07:16 PM (FWbHu)

1293 #1274 Wink

Posted by: paranoid polly at July 03, 2009 07:17 PM (YLNjm)

1294 Interesting that the press fears for the party when Powell and Specter change parties but are giddy when Palin resigns. Tells you aptly which is a greater threat to their power.

Posted by: Locus Ceruleus at July 03, 2009 07:18 PM (rPV33)

1295 Is 1270 directed at me? What have I said that was ugly?

Posted by: Ella at July 03, 2009 07:18 PM (gQ4Zh)

1296 I hate Sarah Palin and I hate right wingers. Fuck all of you!

Posted by: blackandgayandidrinkwhiskeyandiheartjesu at July 03, 2009 07:18 PM (Jb7eL)

1297 The GOP itself formed after the
Whigs collapsed.

kdabear, any more information about this would be gratefully received.

Posted by: o.u. at July 03, 2009 07:19 PM (lYx2G)

1298 I don't know, Ella, how did my reluctant vote for McCain help in Brooklyn? Only in the final total, which isn't insignificant, ultimately. The popular vote was what gave the Left all they needed to howl about illegitimacy since 2000.

Even if McCain was 70% as big a socialist as Obama is, which is patently absurd, how is 30% wiggle room not better than 0%? How can you even imagine that McCain would have done anything like 70% of what Obama has done in these last six months? It's ridiculous.

Posted by: Kensington at July 03, 2009 07:19 PM (ZqTlA)

1299 #1295 I think I'm done.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 07:19 PM (XE7Ha)

1300 blackandgayandidrinkwhiskeyandiheartjesu at July 03, 2009 07:18 PM

Ah, a remnant of a more innocent time, before Mobys and Axelturfers. Refreshing.

Posted by: Xander Crews at July 03, 2009 07:19 PM (Aac1T)

1301 At some point, someone, somewhere is going to have to dig in their heels and let the bullets fly.Posted by: jmflynny at July 03, 2009 07:08 PM

"Every normal man at times must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats" - quote by HL Mencken in the header of Ace of Spades HQ

Is that still operative?


Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 07:20 PM (0Lv+U)

1302 I'm all for a new party. Screw them all. Just want it done right. In the end, there will be 2 parties. Basically all the d-bags go join the democrats and we are left with all the pro-constitution anti-big govt and freedom loving conservatives in this new party. I could see Palin leading this.

I'm also for a party at Ace's. Ace you have a pool? BYOB though, I don't think Ace is rich.

For real though peeps. This is bigger than all of us. We all read the stuff here at Ace for a reason. Cause Ace gets out the info in a way we can all understand. From what's been going on. Obama is destroying our country. We need to take our country back. We need to stop fighting amongst ourselves and get our shit together and start fighting back.

Ace 4th of July pool party will be a good place for us to network and figure out our plan. I also think Ace should have more pics of Palin on the site. Sorry if I wrote too much, I think I've had too many Leinenkugel's the last couple of hours.

Posted by: blindgoose at July 03, 2009 07:20 PM (hZOQ8)

1303 I hate Sarah Palin and I hate right wingers. Fuck all of you!

Posted by: blackandgayandidrinkwhiskeyandiheartjesu at July 03, 2009 07:18 PM (Jb7eL)
And with that, the election of Al Franken all makes sense, now.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 07:21 PM (XE7Ha)

1304 We hate you too, idrinkwindex!

Posted by: Waterhouse at July 03, 2009 07:22 PM (J3Sjh)

1305 Bask in the liberal acceptance!!!

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 07:22 PM (yUiO3)

1306 Fuck you, Epic 1400. You're going down like Megan McCain on me.

Posted by: The Bacon Thread at July 03, 2009 07:22 PM (XE7Ha)

1307 Come on you pussies! Take me down like other trolls you've busted! I fucking HATE you fake-conservative Christy Neo-Con Fucksticks.

Barry Goldwater and Ayn Rand spin like tops in their graves every time someone calling themselves conservative makes a passionate plea for Sarah Palin's brand of politics. You have no fucking clue what it really means to be conservative.

A real conservative wouldn't give a fuck what religion you belong to, or even what worthless political party you identify with. Palin's constant moral grandstanding and talks of prayer make any secular, real, limited-government conservative want to vomit.

FUCKING BAN ME NOW YOU FACIST PIGFUCKERS. DO IT! Silence my troll ass forever!

As if we'd give your sorry ass the pleasure. Get a life. - TB

Posted by: blackandgayandidrinkwhiskeyandiheartjesus at July 03, 2009 07:22 PM (JTYYx)

1308 1303..
You're damn tootin!

Posted by: jmflynny at July 03, 2009 07:23 PM (SAdkg)

1309 Does this mean the USA is down to 56 States now?

Posted by: eman at July 03, 2009 07:23 PM (fpywm)

1310
Always always vote against the Democrat in the general.

You see, a funny thing about Democrats when they get over 51% of the votes: they start in about mandates and shit.

Every little bit helps. If '08 was a little closer, maybe the Republicans wouldn't have been so silent in the early days of Obama. They were scared shitless after the election because the Democrats got a lot of votes.

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 07:24 PM (UU3J6)

1311 1299
The GOP itself formed after the
Whigs collapsed.

kdabear, any more information about this would be gratefully received.


http://tinyurl.com/6rtdpv

Founded in Ripon, Wisconsin, in 1854 by anti-slavery expansion activists and modernizers,[6] the Republican Party quickly surpassed the Whig Party as the principal opposition to the Democratic Party.[7] It first came to power in 1860 with the election of Abraham Lincoln to the presidency and presided over the American Civil War and Reconstruction

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 07:24 PM (0Lv+U)

1312 Kensington, I'm with the Mencius Moldbug position: a vote for Obama is a vote for total societal collapse, and maybe that's the change we need!

(Yes, there's some sarcasm in that.)

And, I hate to point this out, but your vote mattered about as much as mine.

Posted by: Ella at July 03, 2009 07:25 PM (gQ4Zh)

1313 FUCKING BAN ME NOW YOU FACIST PIGFUCKERS. DO IT! Silence my troll ass forever!
Verbal foreplay is fun, but calm down, Francis.

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 07:25 PM (yUiO3)

1314 blackandgayandidrinkwhiskeyandiheartjesus,

but, we love you.

Posted by: eman at July 03, 2009 07:26 PM (fpywm)

1315 Thank you, Uncle Tweets@1312. Beautifully put.

Posted by: Kensington at July 03, 2009 07:26 PM (ZqTlA)

1316
Posted by: blackandgayandidrinkwhiskeyandiheartjesus at July 03, 2009 07:22 PM (JTYYx)
That's Adriana, isn't it? Somebody check the IP. That's just too fucking funny.

Posted by: The Bacon Thread at July 03, 2009 07:27 PM (XE7Ha)

1317 Honestly, palin steele. Just shut the fuck up, okay? No one really gives two shits what you think. So really...do yourself a favor and find another blog to troll. With the luv...TB

Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 07:27 PM (VDj74)

1318 Unicle tweets, the Republicans were like that before the election. That's why they lost then, and 2006, and, unless they shape up or a conservative party takes off, we're going to have a painful 2010.

That, and the ACORN cheating.

Posted by: Ella at July 03, 2009 07:27 PM (gQ4Zh)

1319 This thread's falling apart faster than Palin's resolve.

Posted by: GoodRiddance at July 03, 2009 07:28 PM (i31Zq)

1320 For the record, The Bacon Thread is nonpartisan. And can't type. Just sayin'.

Posted by: The Bacon Thread at July 03, 2009 07:28 PM (XE7Ha)

1321 I can't adequately express my disappointment that nobody has, as of yet, worked my new favorite word, 'presstitute' into a comment.

Posted by: jmflynny at July 03, 2009 07:29 PM (SAdkg)

1322 My favorite song:


Dietro Casa

Posted by: Blazer at July 03, 2009 07:29 PM (AoS9J)

1323 Does a Sarah Palin resignation presage a trenchant analysis of the incompetent McCain camapign? Of the assholes that continue to leak slander against her, perhaps?
Of all the nasties during the last election cycle, this ones burns the most. I'd love to see some of these backstabbers get their much deserved comeuppance.

Posted by: JustWonderin at July 03, 2009 07:29 PM (Jb7eL)

1324 Iread #1309 and immediately think newsletter.

Posted by: Not Quite at July 03, 2009 07:29 PM (Bs8Te)

1325 I wish I hadn't voted for McCain. It meant nothing given he lost my state by 20% or so but I gave in at the last minute.I haven't felt clean since.Congrats on sticking to principle.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 07:16 PM

Which is why there's a chance I may "throw away my vote" on a 3rd party candidate in 2012. I won't waste my vote on courtisans

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 07:29 PM (0Lv+U)

1326
It came down to Supreme Court appointments (and other lesser federal judgeships), Ella.

As bad as McCain is, he wouldn't have saddled us with leftwing radical judges.

You see, a funny thing about judges is they're there for life. And that really sucks.

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 07:30 PM (UU3J6)

1327 How about newspaper edit-whores?

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 07:30 PM (yUiO3)

1328 This thread's falling apart faster than Palin's resolve.

Posted by: GoodRiddance at July 03, 2009 07:28 PM (i31Zq)
Fuck you poon. Get your fuckin' shinebox, you little pussy. I am bacon. Hear me roar.

Posted by: The Bacon Thread at July 03, 2009 07:30 PM (XE7Ha)

1329 Ella, you should hate to point that out, because you're wrong, and both I and Uncle Tweets have explained why votes like ours mattered, even in lost cause places like NY.

I didn't want to vote for McCain, but it was a pleasure to vote for Palin. I understand why you didn't vote for him. That doesn't make you any less wrong, however, or the consequences any less disastrous. It's nothing to brag about.

Posted by: Kensington at July 03, 2009 07:30 PM (ZqTlA)

1330 I say hell no to a third party. We need to kick out the rinos (or tell them to join us or else) and elect conservatives. We are dead in the water with a 3rd party.

Posted by: incognito at July 03, 2009 07:31 PM (qON3z)

1331 1319
I've gained some respect for some conservative bloggers today...both
DrewM and Ed Morrissey have been able to analyze this issue honestly
and without bias. Kudos to them both!


Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 07:27 PM

This is all the confirmation I need that Ed finally bent over for the soap

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 07:31 PM (0Lv+U)

1332 Erik Sean Nelson at Huffpo needs to be taught some manners. Would be much obliged if some smart interwebs folks could tell me how to find him.

Posted by: . at July 03, 2009 07:31 PM (fZoIm)

1333 BAN ME NOW YOU FACIST PIG
Yeah, that's right, we're facists. We hate 2-faced people like you.

Posted by: Jack Bauer's Evil Brother at July 03, 2009 07:31 PM (CsrHR)

1334 "Let's hope she come back with the warpaint and the warrior hides."

Does that mean topless? I certainly hope so.

Posted by: Dave J. at July 03, 2009 07:32 PM (jNE9Q)

1335 I would love to eat the ass of a dead buffalo.

Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 07:33 PM (VDj74)

1336
Ella, if you're still sitting out in 2010...

Donald Rumsfeld said, "You go to war with the army you have, not the army you want."
In the general election, you vote against the Democrat. Your principles will mean shit when the Dems control everything with super majorities. Just like now.

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 07:33 PM (UU3J6)

1337 "Let's hope she come back with the warpaint and the warrior hides."Does that mean topless? I certainly hope so.

Posted by: Dave J. at July 03, 2009 07:32 PM (jNE9Q)
Bunk.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 07:33 PM (XE7Ha)

1338 The new party needs bacon in the logo.

An animal mascot is needed, too.

Eagle, wolverine, manatee?

And a motto, too.

"Bacon, Freedom, ta-tas"

" I paid for this microphone!"

" It's the only way to be sure"

Posted by: eman at July 03, 2009 07:33 PM (fpywm)

1339
"Palin's resignation was akin to DERELICTION OF DUTY" - Ed Morrissey RINO.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 07:34 PM (XE7Ha)

1340 1332
I say hell no
to a third party. We need to kick out the rinos (or tell them to join
us or else) and elect conservatives. We are dead in the water with a
3rd party.


Posted by: incognito at July 03, 2009 07:31 PM

Sorry pal, that won't happen. The RINOs have the money brokers and DemSM connections and will stop at nothing to keep us out. They're what Rasmussen calls the Political Class and will allow no outsiders to enter their masonic gang.

If you can't buy anything but shitty mousetraps, start a new mousetrap company

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 07:34 PM (0Lv+U)

1341 It came down to Supreme Court appointments (and other lesser federal judgeships), Ella.As bad as McCain is, he wouldn't have saddled us with leftwing radical judges.You see, a funny thing about judges is they're there for life. And that really sucks.

You got that right, tweets. I even campaigned for McCain in New Mexico because I didn't want a 100% socialist in the WH. We got one because of people like Ella (who lived in places where their vote could have really mattered).

Posted by: incognito at July 03, 2009 07:35 PM (qON3z)

1342 I have a lot of respect for Ed Morrissey, but you know he's jumped the shark when palin steele is quoting him.

Posted by: Jack Bauer's Evil Brother at July 03, 2009 07:35 PM (CsrHR)

1343 Unicle tweets, who appointed Sotomayor to the federal bench? Who appointed O'Connor, Souter, Kennedy, and Earl Warren?

Who opposed Alito because he wore his conservatism right there on his sleeve?

Again, McCain would not have made good judicial appointments.

He was a terrible candidate. He is Arlen Specter and Lindsey Graham. You guys are claiming there was a choice when there was no choice.

You did what you believe to be right and you followed your conscience. I followed mine.

Posted by: Ella at July 03, 2009 07:35 PM (gQ4Zh)

1344 I can barely stand myself most of the time.

Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 07:36 PM (VDj74)

1345 " It's the only way to be sure"



Posted by: eman at July 03, 2009 07:33 PM (fpywm)
Perfect. A foreign policy I can believe in.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 07:36 PM (XE7Ha)

1346 "Bacon, Freedom, ta-tas"


How do you say that in Latin?


Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 07:36 PM (iTt2X)

1347 Let me be clear about something, I hate Sarah Palin because when I had my sex change operation I told the surgeon I wanted to look like her.

Unfortunately, I came out looking like Helen Thomas.

Posted by: blackandgayandidrinkwhiskeyandiheartjesus at July 03, 2009 07:36 PM (JTYYx)

1348 Update: This just in my inbox, from a source connected sometimes to CNN:



"Here's a quote I got from law enforcement here in Alaska yesterday
afternoon regarding Palin "a criminal indictment is pending
authorization."

http://oxdown.firedoglake.com/diary/6105

Posted by: whatintheworld at July 03, 2009 07:36 PM (SNxEO)

1349 Uh, incognito, I lived in Oklahoma last fall, and I'm moving to Texas this summer. How did my vote matter again? Every single county went for McCain. Every single county! He got all six electoral votes without my help, and the popular vote doesn't matter whit. Come off it, people. I didn't lose the election. McCain lost the election because he sucked as a candidate and also had bad policy positions.

Posted by: Ella at July 03, 2009 07:37 PM (gQ4Zh)

1350 Heh.

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 07:37 PM (VhtG+)

1351 I would vote fora gay vampireif hewere runningagainst Obama.

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 07:37 PM (yUiO3)

1352 Some people complained of having trouble typing their comments. I switched to the Firefox browser, and I'm not having any trouble typing now.

Posted by: Jack Bauer's Evil Brother at July 03, 2009 07:37 PM (CsrHR)

1353
This thread's falling apart faster than Palin's resolve.

Posted by: GoodRiddance at July 03, 2009 07:28 PM (i31Zq)

Poontard ,How's that 35,000 dow coming along?

Posted by: YIKES! at July 03, 2009 07:37 PM (1tvww)

1354 1341

"Palin's resignation was akin to DERELICTION OF DUTY" - Ed Morrissey RINO.

Capt Ed and Powerline are Pawlenty buttboys who were absolutely heartbroken that the pasty faced Tim P wasn't chosen as the VP candidate

Pawlenty bent over and took it up the ass by standing there with his dick in his hand while Senator Stewart Smalley stole the Coleman's seat right under his nose. He's a rear echelon motherfucker, not a warrior

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 07:38 PM (0Lv+U)

1355 "Update: This just in my inbox, from a source connected sometimes to CNN:



"Here's a quote I got from law enforcement here in Alaska yesterday
afternoon regarding Palin "a criminal indictment is pending
authorization."

http://oxdown.firedoglake.com/diary/6105"

Posted by: scoopz at July 03, 2009 07:38 PM (SNxEO)

1356 And Ace and Allah will go to sleep together tonight in a warm, cuddly, little ball secure in the knowledge that the anti-elite, scary, dirty, ignorant slut that they SO fear and despise will now be banished forever.

Posted by: tiger7_88 at July 03, 2009 07:38 PM (SmxMA)

1357 Goat porn? Awwww....yeahhh...

Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 07:38 PM (VDj74)

1358 "Bacon, Freedom, ta-tas"
How do you say that in Latin?



Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 07:36 PM (iTt2X)
Porcus, Libertas, Funnusbagga.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 07:38 PM (XE7Ha)

1359 I gotta say....
I don't remember seeing her around here before, but with allthe shit you're throwing her way, she's standing her ground. So, let's not put the entire blame for Obama on her shoulders.

Posted by: jmflynny at July 03, 2009 07:39 PM (SAdkg)

1360 "...who appointed Sotomayor to the federal bench?"

Pat Moynihan, not GHW Bush. District judges are generally picked by their home-state Senators: presidential appointment is just a formality. And then Sotomayor was elevated to the circuit bench by Bill Clinton.

Posted by: Dave J. at July 03, 2009 07:39 PM (jNE9Q)

1361 Ed was surprisingly fair in his blog. So has DrewM.

Learn English, you little fuck.

Posted by: Waterhouse at July 03, 2009 07:39 PM (J3Sjh)

1362
Yep, Republicans presidents have saddled us with a few lemons -- a few BIG lemons. But the Democrat president is going to give us ALL lemons...guaranteed.

Obama is running amok. We're headed towards full-blown socialism at breakneck speed. McCain, at worst, would've been on par with GWBush, and that doesn't sound too bad about now, does it?

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 07:40 PM (UU3J6)

1363 Just around the corner. . .

Posted by: 1,400 Comments at July 03, 2009 07:40 PM (B/ptC)

1364 Politico is reporting that Sarah intends to stay politically active and may still run for 2012. She's doing this to spend more time in the lower 48.

ABC News seems to be taking that line of reasoning too.

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 07:41 PM (0Lv+U)

1365 "Bacon, Freedom, ta-tas"


"How do you say that in Latin?"

And so that Barry can tremble in fear when he understands it, how do you say it in Austrian?

Posted by: Dave J. at July 03, 2009 07:41 PM (jNE9Q)

1366 Ed Morrissey has been morphing into Allah-Lite ever since he abandoned ship for Hot Air.


He had a mild case of pussy flu, but now it is full blown "I am Legend" pussy flu.

Sad.

Posted by: eman at July 03, 2009 07:41 PM (fpywm)

1367 Posted by: whatintheworld at July 03, 2009 07:36 PM (SNxEO)
Posted by: scoopz at July 03, 2009 07:38 PM (SNxEO)


Here's one for the ban list. Not blackandgay though. It amuses me.

Posted by: Xander Crews at July 03, 2009 07:41 PM (Aac1T)

1368 McCain, at worst, would've been on par with GWBush, and that doesn't sound too bad about now, does it?

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 07:40 PM (UU3J6)
I miss Bill Clinton.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 03, 2009 07:41 PM (XE7Ha)

1369 Posted by: blackandgayandidrinkwhiskeyandiheartjesus at July 03, 2009 07:36 PM (JTYYx)

You sound angry.
Bet you lent poon your Obama butt plug and kept it for for last two weeks.

Posted by: YIKES! at July 03, 2009 07:42 PM (1tvww)

1370 1349
We have to be careful to not use "fuck" gratuitously, but that post is OK???
That idiot is clearly yearning for suicide by cop. Someone please oblige.

Posted by: Fluffy McNutter at July 03, 2009 07:42 PM (xMSXs)

1371 YOU FACIST PIGFUCKERS
Fascist + Racist = Facist?
Cool - I think we invented a new word today.

Posted by: Banned but not Dead at July 03, 2009 07:42 PM (TTcQQ)

1372 Now the Republican party gets to have its own version of Ann "Poor, George ... silver foot in his mouth" Richards running around.

But, you know, completely do-able.

=

Posted by: BumperStickerist at July 03, 2009 07:42 PM (ruzrP)

1373 No doubt, Andrew Sullivan is going to 'Milk' this one for all it's worth.

Posted by: Keith at July 03, 2009 07:42 PM (rND0R)

1374 Posted by: scoopz at July 03, 2009 07:38 PM (SNxEO)

Yep. Right after they frog march Karl Rove out of the White House.

It's like Fitzmas in July!

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 07:42 PM (iTt2X)

1375 jmflynny, I'm here a lot. I'm usually more quiet, but I'm trying to avoid doing some work. And sitting at a computer is totally like work because I do work at the computer ... right?

Posted by: Ella at July 03, 2009 07:43 PM (gQ4Zh)

1376 Posted by: 1,400 Comments at July 03, 2009 07:40 PM (B/ptC)

Get your fuckin' shine box.

Posted by: The Bacon Thread at July 03, 2009 07:43 PM (XE7Ha)

1377 I miss Bill Clinton.

Heh. So sad, but so true.

Posted by: Ella at July 03, 2009 07:43 PM (gQ4Zh)

1378 porksmokus, unyokeus, titty focus.
Forever!

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 07:44 PM (yUiO3)

1379 I'm a pussy. Well, actually, I just wonder what one actually looks like most of the time.

Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 07:44 PM (VDj74)

1380 Black and gay is just being flirtatious now . It's hawt.

Posted by: aubrey at July 03, 2009 07:45 PM (vJZ+j)

1381
et tu, BumperStickerist?

I'm surprised.

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 07:45 PM (UU3J6)

1382 I exemplify the pitiful, pathetic state of the liberal. All I can do is spew hate-filled diatribes instead of ideas. If I were capable of self-reflection, I would hate what I've become.

But I'm stupid, so...GAME ON!

Posted by: blackandgayandidrinkwhiskeyandiheartjesus at July 03, 2009 07:45 PM (JTYYx)

1383
1349
We have to be careful to not use "fuck" gratuitously, but that post is OK???
Another woman-hating gay lefty. How thoroughly unoriginal.

Posted by: Dave J. at July 03, 2009 07:45 PM (jNE9Q)

1384 I'll miss one of the few politicians who was at least easy on the eyes. Andrew Sullivan and the other liberal slime can go 'f' themselves.

Posted by: Keith at July 03, 2009 07:46 PM (rND0R)

1385 How's that 35,000 dow coming along?

About as well as Palin's hopes of becoming president.

She has a good shot at replacing Regis on his game show, though.

Posted by: Snow Billy at July 03, 2009 07:47 PM (i31Zq)

1386 Whatever her intentions, this action has slaughtered her chances in 2012. Even in the very long term, the political climate will need to change very drastically for this to turn out to be a good move politically for her. This is either damage control or some sort of ill-conceived hail-mary.

This does make space for fresh talent in the GOP, and that is badly needed.

We'll find out soon enough.

Posted by: fedup at July 03, 2009 07:47 PM (Hw52w)

1387 if anyone cares, and it wouldn't break my heart if nobody does, the shit-stain posting with the hash JTYYx has posted previoiusly using the following nics:

idrinkwhiskey
iheartjesus
gayandblack

etc.


Posted by: OregonMuse at July 03, 2009 07:47 PM (zDhnq)

1388 I think she did just the right thing. Notice that the liberal media pundits are up in arms. That is EXACTLY a good thing.

Posted by: Keith at July 03, 2009 07:48 PM (rND0R)

1389 Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 07:24 PM



Thank you. I'm not sure if there is a connection between the two parties, but the Whigs of England played the largest part in the Glorious Revolution of 1688 - a good year.

Posted by: o.u. at July 03, 2009 07:48 PM (lYx2G)

1390 I know that you guys don't ban on a whim but, sometimes, there's simply no downside to it.
Either that, or given his apparent rage issues, a bit of editing may do the trick.

Posted by: jmflynny at July 03, 2009 07:49 PM (SAdkg)

1391 I wish I were gay and black so the democrats would pander to me....then ignore me when they got into office.

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 07:49 PM (yUiO3)

1392 Well, if senators pick their own judges, then all presidents are absolved of all responsibility, and we're cool with McCain or Obama, right?

Yes, snarky. I know.

I'm just saying, voting for McCain would have made me feel dirty. I wouldn't have supported anything he did in office. Actually, much like almost all of Bush's second term.

I'm not criticizing y'all's choice. I disagree with it, obviously, since I voted differently. But my vote (or non-vote) is no less legitimate. That's a part of democracy, too. McCain did not deserve to be President, and he would have been a very bad President. It really sucks that the alternative was Obama. That's life, apparently.

Posted by: Ella at July 03, 2009 07:49 PM (gQ4Zh)

1393 Lace Whigs!

Posted by: Waterhouse at July 03, 2009 07:49 PM (J3Sjh)

1394
A month from now after Sarah Palin makes her first speech in front of thousands and brings the hammer down on Obama and the Democrats, what will you ship-jumpers say?


Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 07:50 PM (UU3J6)

1395 Posted by: jmflynny at July 03, 2009 07:49 PM (SAdkg)

Let's just say technically speaking banning someone isn't a fool proof process.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 07:50 PM (iTt2X)

1396 Bring it bitches!

Posted by: 1,401 Comments at July 03, 2009 07:50 PM (B/ptC)

1397 Don't think the Palin Derangement Syndrome will end. Some of the Beltway TV whores have a stalking complex about her. And I'm so glad NRO and the like have so much free time that they can dissect Palin's "campaign" when she wasn't even freakin' running for anything. I mean, it's not like there's anything important going on in DC that could stand the attentions of elite pundit palaver. And we just can't get enough of Jonah's cosmo the dog/bizarre links/star trek posts.

I remind you that while Krautie usually counsel wisely, he lapped up the Obama dog food at George Will's cotillion for Barry. He doesn't want Lord Barry to fail, unlike certain neanderthals. And he also thought a huge new Federal tax on gasoline was a dandy idea. So he goes off the deep end occasionally. Heh heh.

Yes, let's wish "good riddance" to one of the very few charismatic conservative politicians. Gotta get more Colin Powells and Arlen Specters. We know those guys are sheer WIN, and Łber-wonks to boot.

In case anyone hasn't noticed, Obastard didn't win because he was a wonk. He won because he's charismatic, and talked in broad philosophical terms... but in his case, because the philosophy was statism and collectivism, the terms were nebulous and platitudinous. Nevertheless, elections don't swing on white papers and powerpoint cost/benefit analyses. Reagan didn't win because a landslide of voters said "Gosh, he's just such a monster for policy details!"

Posted by: George Orwell at July 03, 2009 07:51 PM (AZGON)

1398 If you think Palin is out, you must feel really good about the GOP's chances now, right?

Fred?

Posted by: wHodat at July 03, 2009 07:51 PM (+sBB4)

1399 If this post reaches 1400 will my computer splode?
And if it splodes, will I get TARP funds?

Posted by: solitary knight at July 03, 2009 07:51 PM (9gAPr)

1400 1400?

Posted by: jmflynny at July 03, 2009 07:51 PM (SAdkg)

1401 I wasn't a Palin fanboy, but I'm disappointed by Palin's resignation, too, because she's about the only politician I know about right now that I'd vote for in 2012.

Dude, this leaves us with Romney, Guiliani, and Ron Paul. Ponder.

Posted by: Ella at July 03, 2009 07:51 PM (gQ4Zh)

1402
Ed was surprisingly fair in his blog. So has DrewM.

Learn English, you little fuck.

Posted by: Waterhouse at July 03, 2009 07:39 PM (J3Sjh)This is a little game that palin steele likes to play with us. He's pretending to be more ignorant than he is.




Posted by: Jack Bauer's Evil Brother at July 03, 2009 07:51 PM (CsrHR)

1403 nah, palin -

it's not so much a "cult of Palin" so much as a reaction to the "OHNOES!" types such as yourself. Witness, what - specifically - disqualified Sarah Palin from being a viable VP candidate prior to McCain's decision?

other than the fact that she was a smart, accomplished, attractive woman who happened to be a sitting governor.

A good friend of mine had/has a near allergic reaction to any mention of Palin - McCain's nomination of her, in his words, drove him to campaign for Obama. This mystified me, as there is no reason on God's earth why the simple fact of Palin's being nominated should cause such a person to vote for a demonstrably less, borderline un- qualified person for President.

That's all.

So, given the scrutiny applied to the vice presidential role in gubmint, how's that Joe Biden thing working out?

-

Posted by: BumperStickerist at July 03, 2009 07:51 PM (ruzrP)

1404 Which is why there's a chance I may "throw away my vote" on a 3rd party candidate in 2012. I won't waste my vote on courtisans

Just like a fat girl with her virginity.

Posted by: AmishDude at July 03, 2009 07:52 PM (FWbHu)

1405 Gay: cool.
Black: cool.
Drinks whiskey: cool.
Loves Jesus: cool.

HTF did this guy mix four cool things together and come up with a pile of shit?

Posted by: eman at July 03, 2009 07:53 PM (fpywm)

1406 I'm not slamming Sarah Palin. I think this was a bad strategic move for 2012. That's a legitimate discussion point.

A lot of you disagree. That, too, is a legitimate data point. We'll see how this shakes out. That's all I'm saying.

Well, that and that McCain sucks. But that one is a gimme.

Posted by: Ella at July 03, 2009 07:53 PM (gQ4Zh)

1407 Just shut up, for your own good. Idiot.

Posted by: fucking stupid moron who doesn't know when to fucking leave already at July 03, 2009 07:53 PM (VDj74)

1408 A month from now after Sarah Palin makes her first speech in front of
thousands and brings the hammer down on Obama and the Democrats, what
will you ship-jumpers say?

We heart Sarah! Sarah rocks! I knew this was what she was planning all along. Blah. blah. blah.

Posted by: incognito at July 03, 2009 07:53 PM (qON3z)

1409 Just like a fat girl with her virginity
Somebody's got to tap the keg.

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 07:53 PM (yUiO3)

1410
How's that 35,000 dow coming along?

About as well as Palin's hopes of becoming president.
She has a good shot at replacing Regis on his game show, though.


Now that she out of the picture we can spend more time talking about President Custer.
At the rate he's going he should put in his application now for Jerry Springer's slot.

Posted by: YIKES! at July 03, 2009 07:53 PM (1tvww)

1411 Wait, is this the real palin steele? I thought all the palin steele posts on this thread were parodies. That was real?

Oh.

Posted by: Ella at July 03, 2009 07:54 PM (gQ4Zh)

1412
Sarah Palin knows exactly what she's up against.

Hence, the new tack. Palin is taking her case directly to the people. Grassroots, people, grass roots.


Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 07:54 PM (UU3J6)

1413 1349 Dude you are way out of line. You sound like a typical self-loathing lib.
Go back to the hole from which you oozed from a-hole.

Posted by: dananjcon at July 03, 2009 07:55 PM (Kv35R)

1414 1372We have to be careful to not use "fuck" gratuitously, but that post (1349)is OK??? That idiot is clearly yearning for suicide by cop. Someone please oblige.
Thanks to whoever did the creativeediting to the original comment #1349!

Posted by: Fluffy McNutter at July 03, 2009 07:55 PM (xMSXs)

1415 "She can go bash libs all she wants, doesn't change the fact that....SHE
QUIT. A quitter is a quitter. No excuses. She couldn't handle the heat
and is now going to let the people of Alaska who voted for her hanging."

Meh - she can quit if she want to.
If people want to employ her again, they will.
Relax!

Posted by: o.u. at July 03, 2009 07:55 PM (lYx2G)

1416 In case anyone hasn't noticed, Obastard didn't win because he was a
wonk. He won because he's charismatic, and talked in broad
philosophical terms... but in his case, because the philosophy was
statism and collectivism, the terms were nebulous and platitudinous.
What? I thought BO won because he lied out his black ass. Silly me.

Posted by: incognito at July 03, 2009 07:56 PM (qON3z)

1417 "Well, if senators pick their own judges, then all presidents are
absolved of all responsibility, and we're cool with McCain or Obama,
right?"

Er, no offense, but you do know the difference between a trial court and an appellate court, right? Both the President and other Senators traditionally rubber-stamp district court picks by the Senators of the states where those judges will serve. US District Court judges essentially only affect their own cases: they're not out there creating binding precedent. Yes, they matter, but not nearly as much as Circuit and SCOTUS picks, which are always (rightly) more contentious.

Posted by: Dave J. at July 03, 2009 07:56 PM (jNE9Q)

1418 i have a dildo!!! YAAAAYYYY!!!!!

Posted by: fucking stupid moron who doesn't know when to quit at July 03, 2009 07:57 PM (VDj74)

1419 and is now going to let the people of Alaska who voted for her hanging.

Palin's going to rent out the citizenry who voted to hang her?

Learn English, you stupid fuck.

Posted by: Waterhouse at July 03, 2009 07:57 PM (J3Sjh)

1420 No, U-tweets,

I think ace and Ed's observation about Palin being a non-viable candidate because of her resignation would be valid ten years ago. I don't think that is going to be the case going forward where the short memory/shorter election cycle will play a role.

My concern about Palin would be if she evinces any Lyndon LaRouchian/Pat Robertsonian\Steve Forbesque tendencies and started running for President as a single issue candidate on fringe issues. I don't think that's going to be the case.

Mostly because she has nice gams.

.


Posted by: BumperStickerist at July 03, 2009 07:57 PM (ruzrP)

1421 A song for Sarah. (Some of the words here seem to apply.)

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 07:57 PM (VhtG+)

1422 Suck it, Epic 1400!

Posted by: The Palin Goes Galt Thread at July 03, 2009 07:57 PM (va0/H)

1423 Quit yer whining, you little bitch

Posted by: palin 'doesn't know when to quit' steele at July 03, 2009 07:58 PM (VDj74)

1424

So the Romney fuckheads still feel threatened by Palin..

That says a lot.

Posted by: Tinian at July 03, 2009 07:58 PM (7+pP9)

1425 Ban gays, blacks, abortionists, Muslims, college professors, and anyone who doesn't think as you do. Or we could just ban Barack. 6 birds, 1 stone.

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 07:58 PM (yUiO3)

1426
Can we get a new post please? And please include the full text of Gov Palin's announcement so we can parse it.

We can scientifically prove, using her own words, she did not quit politics, she officially embarked on a journey to destroy the leftwing radicals in charge in Washington D.C.


Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 07:58 PM (UU3J6)

1427 BbnD-

What is a Moby?

Don't you have Google?

Since you can't be bothered to leave this page, I will say that a "Moby" is when a member of the political opposition tries to foment unrest among their opponents by planting false memes into the conversation. It is named after the "musician", who recommended invading conservative sites and saying, "I heard GWB had his girlfriends child aborted!"

(see also the link under my name...)


Posted by: pale and stale at July 03, 2009 07:59 PM (AJb7E)

1428 I'm a regular of AoS and should be treated as such.

You should be treated with disdain and penicillin.

Posted by: Waterhouse at July 03, 2009 07:59 PM (J3Sjh)

1429

and the trollbuster said he wouldnt edit a regular's comments...I'm a regular of AoS and should be treated as such.

You should be treated with an anal douche of caustic soda.

Posted by: Tinian at July 03, 2009 08:00 PM (7+pP9)

1430 Sarah gave notice to Obama today that she is clenching her fists.

Posted by: wHodat at July 03, 2009 08:01 PM (+sBB4)

1431 1425
and the trollbuster said he wouldnt edit a regular's comments...I'm a regular of AoS and should be treated as such.

No, you're an asshole, and should be treated as such.

Posted by: Unclefacts at July 03, 2009 08:01 PM (vZVv7)

1432 Quitting a job doesn't necessarily mean you are a quitter.

People do it all the time. They get better jobs, they start businesses, they raise families, all sorts of stuff.

Sarah (she said I may call her Sarah) made a bold move to break free of a tactically and strategically poor position.

She may well turn out to be a political Alexander the Great.

(with better ta-tas and longer hair)

Posted by: eman at July 03, 2009 08:02 PM (fpywm)

1433 2,000 or bust

Posted by: wHodat at July 03, 2009 08:03 PM (+sBB4)

1434 I love attention

Abuse gives me a boner

Do you pity me?

Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 08:04 PM (VDj74)

1435 Sarah gave notice to Obama today that she is clenching her fists.
And we know what Obama does when someone clenches a fist. He apologizes, negotiates, then surrenders.

Posted by: Jack Bauer's Evil Brother at July 03, 2009 08:04 PM (CsrHR)

1436
Seems with Sarah Palin about to leave public office seem to have the troll in a tizzy.
Even more upset than usual.
Could it be that even more attention will paid to President Precious and his policies?

Posted by: YIKES! at July 03, 2009 08:05 PM (1tvww)

1437 Oh yes, these experts say that quitting will ruin her chances for 2012, that the thoughtful American public will ponder that and consider her unfit.

Those thoughtful voters would NEVER elect to the office a man with less than one term in the US Senate, an absentee record in the state senate, no college transcripts, no private sector experience, no executive experience. Surely his close relations to an unrepentant communist terrorist, a hate mongering preacher, and a crooken slumlord would be so repulsive that he shouldn't even think about taking on the powerful Clinton machine.

After all, all the experts and wonks know that Hillary is inevitable.

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 08:05 PM (0Lv+U)

1438 She's got so much star appeal. She draws crowds like Picasso draws walleyed women. (I have no idea what that means. Sounded good, though. That's all that matters.) No other politician does that.
"Help us Obiwan Sarah Palin. You're our only hope."

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 08:05 PM (VhtG+)

1439 Sarah also gave notice that the GOP is dead.

Sarah vs. Obama cage match Nov 2012

Posted by: wHodat at July 03, 2009 08:05 PM (+sBB4)

1440 Does anyone remember the Nazi march sceneof the movie Indiana Jones and Last Crusade? Everyone is cheering and throwing books onto the huge bonfire? I relate to Sarah about this scene. In the future, all Lib's are going to be in a higher frenzy. Like throwing gasoline on the fire. It worked once, it's going to work again. I wonder who their next victim is going to be? It's being thought about right now!

Posted by: mystry at July 03, 2009 08:05 PM (kmgIE)

1441 He apologizes, negotiates, then surrenders.
He surrenders in his heart first, just like Carter.

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 08:06 PM (yUiO3)

1442
It's going to be really funny when, a month from now, it becomes quite clear Gov Palin didn't "quit because she couldn't handle it" but resigned so she could fire back with both barrels without dragging the citizens of Alaska in the middle of what's going to become a very ugly and dirty fight.

Mark my words.

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 08:06 PM (UU3J6)

1443 BTW, if the people of Alaska still like her, then I'm cool with her "quitting".

Posted by: AmishDude at July 03, 2009 08:06 PM (FWbHu)

1444 wow...I was just testing...so I can't post anything now. not even something positive about Palin. later trollbuster...you losers.

Music...sweet, music. You honestly didn't think we saw through your transparent BS? - TB

Posted by: palin steele (the only non-partisan on AoSHQ) at July 03, 2009 08:06 PM (VDj74)

1445 Dangit, rdbrewer. Don't you know that this is the only song about Sara that really counts?

Posted by: jmflynny at July 03, 2009 08:07 PM (SAdkg)

1446 Um, ok, but back to Sarah Palin. I wish her only the best. Whatever she decides to do, it must be best for her. I can't say I blame her for resigning, based on the vilification she gets for simply existing.
I'm starting to take politics personally now. Case in point, I went to a going away party for a neighbor in the Army, reassigned to Germany. A new neighbor that I hadn't met was there. He started going off on Sarah Palin. The conversation went like this:
New neighbor: Sarah Palin is so dumb, she blah, blah blah.Me: Are you a governor?Him: But Sarah Palin said blah, blah, blah.Me: Are you a Governor?Him: Well Sarah Palin blah, blah, blah.Me: Are you a Governor?
He shut up, I went to get another drink, came back, and he was gone. The really sad thing is that he was a Marine. The only ex-Marine I knew before Murtha. I haven't talked to him since, and don't plan to.
I won't support anything liberal now if I can help it. Fuck them all.
Pepsi adopting Odumbass logo? Switch to diet Coke.Time magazine an Odipshit cheerleader? Drop subscription.Discover magazine pro-Anthopogenic Global Warming? Drop subscription.Tobacco tax? Yes, I quit.
Battle lines are drawn in my own personal space.
Just had to get this off my chest...

Posted by: IowaInfidel at July 03, 2009 08:08 PM (tZT0z)

1447 If she does run in 2012 she is going to need a Lee Atwater-esque campaign manager.

Posted by: loppyd at July 03, 2009 08:08 PM (UJIeT)

1448 Ya know what I really hate about events like this? They provide an impetus for people not known for politics a reason to look like morons. Adam from MythBusters just posted a series on Twitter about how Palin and Ann Coulter are horrible threats to democracy and "like my friend Colbert says" only liberalism can actually work because sharing is better than profit. Shuddup and make something explode.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 03, 2009 08:08 PM (pg/HS)

1449 trollbust___ non vulgar, non cruel, or non racist posts is weak. Welcome to the DailyKos

Posted by: anon at July 03, 2009 08:09 PM (j/wD+)

1450 The horn-cocked folks at the DNC weigh in (via WND)
Democratic National Committee spokesman Brad Woodhouse said in a
written statement that either Palin is "leaving the people of Alaska
high and dry to pursue her long-shot national political ambitions or
she simply can't handle the job now that her popularity has dimmed and
oil revenues are down."
"Either way ó her decision to abandon her post and the people
of Alaska who elected her continues a pattern of bizarre behavior that
more than anything else may explain the decision she made today,"

Nice people, huh?

Posted by: GregInSeattle at July 03, 2009 08:09 PM (gbGqE)

1451 1449
If she does run in 2012 she is going to need a Lee Atwater-esque campaign manager.


Posted by: loppyd at July 03, 2009 08:08 PM (UJIeT)

Thats the smartest thing I've read today.

Posted by: wHodat at July 03, 2009 08:09 PM (+sBB4)

1452 1435
2,000 or bust

Did someone say bust? Gimme a 40 of Mad Dog 20/20 and I'm there!

( * ) ( * )

Posted by: Poon's Mom at July 03, 2009 08:10 PM (AzkjP)

1453 I hereby invite the Palin family to move to beautiful, sunny California.

Specifically, the SF Bay area.

Even more specifically, right next door to me.

We have a pool with a deck that is perfect for sunbathing.



Posted by: eman at July 03, 2009 08:10 PM (fpywm)

1454 Well I know a thing or two about American politics and I had never even heard of the term "Moby" before this thread.
I was thinking that maybe it was a name for any fat whales which trolled from LGF.
Although, come to think of it, Jonah Goldberg is a big fat whale.
And Krautie, in his wheelchair, with the fetal stem cells injected into his spine, would make a great Ahab.

Posted by: Banned but not Dead at July 03, 2009 08:11 PM (TTcQQ)

1455 Adam from MythBusters just posted a series on Twitter about how Palin
and Ann Coulter are horrible threats to democracy and "like my friend
Colbert says" only liberalism can actually work because sharing is
better than profit. Shuddup and make something explode

Take Adam to any project housing so he can see if "only liberals care about the poor" is another myth he can bust

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 08:11 PM (0Lv+U)

1456 Something big happened today.

Not just Palin. But to the GOP and to conservative blogs. And the media.

Posted by: wHodat at July 03, 2009 08:12 PM (+sBB4)

1457 Did someone say bust?
No, someone said "butts."
(_!_) (_!_)

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 03, 2009 08:12 PM (VhtG+)

1458 test.

Posted by: . at July 03, 2009 08:13 PM (h6wcn)

1459 I'm sure this has been covered but I'm lost in all these posts. Did you see the Huff Post entry that was deleted. I bet that nelson guys writes for the DNC too. jackasses HotAir and Media Blog both have it. disgusting.

Posted by: Trish at July 03, 2009 08:14 PM (0U5Kd)

1460 You had magazine subscriptions in this day and age?
Anyone who has had a magazine subscription after about 1985 would have to have been a pinko-commie nihilist.
I bet you watch sitcoms, too, don't you?

Posted by: Banned but not Dead at July 03, 2009 08:14 PM (TTcQQ)

1461 Jefferson Starship's lament.

Posted by: Waterhouse at July 03, 2009 08:14 PM (J3Sjh)

1462 Posted by: IowaInfidel at July 03, 2009 08:08 PM (tZT0z)
You're just like I am, I cut them off immediately. In fact I'm cuttting out all spending and try to save as much as possible. I'm going Galt, I don't want to contribute to this socialist economy. And what ever companies show their true colors, like GE, I will have nothing to do with them either.

Posted by: exceller at July 03, 2009 08:14 PM (6beBT)

1463 "Either way ó her decision to abandon her post and the people
of Alaska who elected her continues a pattern of bizarre behavior that
more than anything else may explain the decision she made today,

Gee, if I didn't know they were such good and honest conservatives, I'd swear that was copied and pasted from National Review Online or Hot Air

Posted by: kbdabear at July 03, 2009 08:15 PM (0Lv+U)

1464 Or were they just 'Starship' then?

Posted by: Waterhouse at July 03, 2009 08:15 PM (J3Sjh)

1465 Now would be a good time to dump Michael Steele and ask Palin if she'd like the job.

I agree!!! At least she's a fighter!

If by fighter you mean quitter, then yes.

Posted by: Michael at July 03, 2009 08:16 PM (axBZW)

1466
fresh post up!

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 08:17 PM (UU3J6)

1467 My, what big threads you have, Ace.

Posted by: Bike Riding Hood at July 03, 2009 08:17 PM (VhtG+)

1468 only liberalism can actually work because sharing is
better than profit.

Shitwit entertainers getting fat and living large off of doing nothing and then decrying other people's "greediness" is a most disgusting trait.

Posted by: Waterhouse at July 03, 2009 08:18 PM (J3Sjh)

1469 I second the motion that blazer is a dick.

I just don't understand how you can be so invested in someone that you had no clue even existed less than a year ago. That's verging on Obama kind of worship.

Posted by: polynikes at July 03, 2009 08:18 PM (5SmUp)

1470 1400+ comments and no REAL lace wig spam? I mean, not lace wig sockpuppets.

We must be doing something wrong.

Posted by: Dave J. at July 03, 2009 08:18 PM (jNE9Q)

1471
You had magazine subscriptions in this day and age?
Anyone who has had a magazine subscription after about 1985 would have to have been a pinko-commie nihilist.
I bet you watch sitcoms, too, don't you?
Posted by: Banned but not Dead at July 03, 2009 08:14 PM (TTcQQ)

It's called trying to keep informed. Try it sometime. You sound just like the kind of liberal idiot that means nothing to me. This will be the only acknowledgement of your existence that I will ever give you. Have a fun, hate-filled life.

Posted by: IowaInfidel at July 03, 2009 08:19 PM (tZT0z)

1472 Sarah gave notice to Obama today that she is clenching her fists. And we know what Obama does when someone clenches a fist. He apologizes, negotiates, then surrenders.

Oh, I thought he just bent over.

Posted by: incognito at July 03, 2009 08:20 PM (qON3z)

1473 How many lawsuits would it take to bankrupt Emperor Barack?

Posted by: Waterhouse at July 03, 2009 08:20 PM (J3Sjh)

1474 1450Fuck even Adam is a lib?Jamie must be a conservative...I hope.

Posted by: steevy at July 03, 2009 08:22 PM (JyvOb)

1475 to any Axel-hole bloggers here who think dems (especially moderate/Hillary dems)will forget what your brownshirts did to Hillary... no we didn't and now we see what your attacks have done to Sarah.. don't believe us? hillarysvillage.net, check out the thread on Sarah Palin's resignation...Hillary and Sarah supporters have teamed up AGAINST THAT FRAUD IN THE WH!

Posted by: johnc -- ex-democrat at July 03, 2009 08:22 PM (ACkhT)

1476 A month from now after Sarah Palin makes her first speech in front of
thousands and brings the hammer down on Obama and the Democrats, what
will you ship-jumpers say?

Too bad she quit.

She could have been a contender.

Posted by: Snow Billy at July 03, 2009 08:22 PM (i31Zq)

1477 I just don't understand how you can be so invested in someone that you
had no clue even existed less than a year ago. That's verging on Obama
kind of worship.

Anyone who can re-energize the party has my attention. She spoke from the heart and she ain't no commie like BO. At least Sarah had something to say. BO had nothing to say and the ozombies followed him.

Posted by: incognito at July 03, 2009 08:23 PM (qON3z)

1478 exceller:I'm glad to hear I have company. I'm sure we have a lot of company.

Posted by: IowaInfidel at July 03, 2009 08:24 PM (tZT0z)

1479 1474: Obama wouldn't bend over for a woman. He may "cleverly" give them the middle finger during speeches though.

Anyone want to bet against Hillary resigning in 12-18 months to run against TOTUS? This time she'll have all his obvious policy fuckups plus insider knowledge of the administration to hit him with.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 03, 2009 08:24 PM (pg/HS)

1480
I just have to remember all the anti-McCainiacs who said of course Obama would be a one term president. How many billions is ACORN getting between now and 2012 again? Who's going to be left to run against Obama? Gingrich?

The news is discouraging and Ace's reaction to it is more discouraging.

I've never liked Jonah Goldberg either.

Fuck.

Posted by: klrtz1 at July 03, 2009 08:27 PM (o0rGP)

1481 Galted myself, too. Sold two houses so far this year, one to go. Trying to see how I can pay as little tax as possible.
Downsizing, taking my tiny tax contribution out of their socialist hands. It's not much, I know, but it's decently into five figure territory.
I fucking hate them.

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 08:29 PM (yUiO3)

1482 @1415
That's right,call any dissenter a lib. Throw Ace and DrewM under that same bus for daring to be critical of Palin, and by all means continue to edit polite comments you disagree with. Real "tough"

Posted by: anon at July 03, 2009 08:32 PM (j/wD+)

1483 Ace and Jonah Goldberg and Charles Krauthammer and all the rest of the Neocons have something else in common.
A certain brand of group-think, if you will.

Posted by: Banned but not Dead at July 03, 2009 08:33 PM (TTcQQ)

1484 Adam from MythBusters just posted a series on Twitter about how Palin
and Ann Coulter are horrible threats to democracy and "like my friend
Colbert says" only liberalism can actually work because sharing is
better than profit.

I hope that he gives every cent of his paycheck to all of the other people that work on that show, because if he keeps any for himself that would make him a, oh what's the word, hypocrite?

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at July 03, 2009 08:33 PM (gEU82)

1485 Donald Rumsfeld said
"There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns,"

so when it comes to Sarah- why?- we just don't know

Posted by: Jones at July 03, 2009 08:39 PM (KOkrW)

1486 I just don't understand how you can be so invested in someone that you
had no clue even existed less than a year ago. That's verging on Obama
kind of worship.
It took me less than 10 months from the very first time I met my wife to becoming married to her. We're coming up on 25 years later this year.

Some people just have that effect.

Posted by: Russtovich at July 03, 2009 08:42 PM (ZXGQD)

1487 @1415
I got the post you were talking about confused with mine - ignore my post at 1484!

Posted by: anon at July 03, 2009 08:43 PM (j/wD+)

1488 And we're left with stinking buckets of shit to vote for, people who inspire no one. Romney is a flip-flopping twat and Fuckabee is a living joke. All you so-called republicans who led us to this can go and fuck yourselves. Good job doing the dems job for them, fucking brainiacs. We have years to go and you cunts couldn't help but shit on one of our best prospects, FUCK YOU!

Posted by: carl hungus at July 03, 2009 08:48 PM (7b51Q)

1489 The reason Sarah "took" me so quickly is that she instantly struck me as
1) authentic and
2) conservative and
3) energetic
She is one of us, and I am like her, and we need authentic, energetic conservatives in D.C., the anus of America

Posted by: ATNorth at July 03, 2009 08:49 PM (XH/G8)

1490 Must

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 08:50 PM (yUiO3)

1491 get

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 08:50 PM (yUiO3)

1492 to

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 08:50 PM (yUiO3)

1493 1500

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 08:51 PM (yUiO3)

1494 !!!!

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 08:51 PM (yUiO3)

1495 1490: Romney is not a flip-flopper. He never "went back" on anything. But I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment.

Posted by: ATNorth at July 03, 2009 08:52 PM (XH/G8)

1496 Bring it gator!

Posted by: 1,500 Comments at July 03, 2009 08:52 PM (B/ptC)

1497 Last!

Posted by: Jack Bauer's Evil Brother at July 03, 2009 08:53 PM (CsrHR)

1498 1500!!!!!

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 08:54 PM (yUiO3)

1499 1500?

Posted by: Jack Bauer's Evil Brother at July 03, 2009 08:54 PM (CsrHR)

1500 Missed it by that much!

Posted by: Jack Bauer's Evil Brother at July 03, 2009 08:54 PM (CsrHR)

1501 Today's going in the diary.
Oh yeah.

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 08:55 PM (yUiO3)

1502 Oh, [expletive deleted] all you haters who say her political career is over!
I lost in 1960, came back in 1968, 1972, resigned in disgrace, and came back again in 3000.
Arrrrrr-roooooo!

Posted by: Richard M. Nixon's Head at July 03, 2009 08:57 PM (aJ6rs)

1503 that's true, I saw him come back on television

Posted by: ATNorth at July 03, 2009 09:02 PM (XH/G8)

1504 Well I finally read the transcript of her speech; I don't think it leaves any doubt what she intends to do. She will, at the very least, be out fundraising and campaigning for the conservative movement:

And there is such a need to BUILD up and FIGHT for our state and our
country. I choose to FIGHT for it! And I'll work hard for others who
still believe in free enterprise and smaller government; strong
national security for our country and support for our troops; energy
independence; and for those who will protect freedom and equality and
LIFE... I'll work for and campaign for those PROUD to be American, and
those who are INSPIRED by our ideals and won't deride them.I
WILL support others who seek to serve, in or out of office, for the
RIGHT reasons, and I don't care what party they're in or no party at
all. Inside Alaska Ė or Outside Alaska. But I wonít do it from the Governorís desk.

Posted by: benjamin at July 03, 2009 09:02 PM (jjlGZ)

1505 Adam from MythBusters just posted a series on Twitter about how Palin
and Ann Coulter are horrible threats to democracy and "like my friend
Colbert says" only liberalism can actually work because sharing is
better than profit.

Damn. I'm gonna miss watching Mythbusters.

Oh well. I can google Kari's Maxim shots anytime.

Posted by: apotheosis at July 03, 2009 09:04 PM (xWk3U)

1506 Helluva thread!

Welcome back to me! Been on holiday for a week, glorious times, now coming back to an outstanding long-weekend (for me) at home. (Actually missed you all morons!)

I don't know what Sarah's motivation is, but I do know that the movement of freedom is merely growing!

Cheers and blessings to one and all!

Posted by: The Drunken Conservative at July 03, 2009 09:05 PM (1gsL9)

1507 "Fuck even Adam is a lib?Jamie must be a conservative...I hope."

With that facial hair? Of course they're both liberals.

Posted by: Kensington at July 03, 2009 09:07 PM (ZqTlA)

1508 Kensington...that's called "prison pussy" on their faces

Posted by: hutch1200 at July 03, 2009 09:11 PM (MA+li)

1509 Thanks for the 411 about Adam from Mythbusters. About an hour he also twittered "I choose the fiction that people CAN help other people than the fiction that the "FREE" "market" is best for helping people."

Yeah, the fiction that government is best at controlling the markets and populations. Seig-heiling putz.

Posted by: The Drunken Conservative at July 03, 2009 09:12 PM (1gsL9)

1510 "Prison pussy" heh heh heh...

Posted by: The Drunken Conservative at July 03, 2009 09:14 PM (1gsL9)

1511 @1444- You nickel tweets, definitely like the way yer thinkin' here.

I will enjoy immensely the sight of obie the clown walking into walls, doing his clever middle finger scratch, and whining about the mean girl from Wasilly after the first of her many verbal eviscerations of his stupidity and incompetence.

@1447 johnc- exDem Thanks for the tip on the puma site. And hope things are going well for you here at the AOS.

Posted by: buster mcDissenter at July 03, 2009 09:25 PM (k8MRc)

1512 Sarah talked about the "climate change" since last August, meaning the 24/7 dirty media attacks on her. We now also have a pro-fascist president who can do things to fuck up Alaska and its economy. These attacks would have continued until she was destroyed, personally and politically.

If she defends herself against attacks, she's a "whiner". If she doesn't defend herself, the accusations stand unrefuted. She was in a no-win situation facing enemies with unlimited funds and unlimited media reach.

So she said fuckitall, "I" don't have to be president to effect positive change. "It's not about me."

Sarah Palin can draw 20,000 people to a political rally. If she can do that to help elect good, honest candidates of either party, rather than just to elect herself, her effectiveness would be multiplied.

And here's the dog that didn't bark: No tears, no anxiety. I don't think there's a scandal coming up.

She won't run for president. She doesn't want to face 4-8 years of Palin Derangement Syndrome that make BDS look like Obama worship. It's our loss, but she's choosing another way and hoping to change the system from the outside.

Of course my record of predictions has been .000 so I could be wrong.

Posted by: lmg at July 03, 2009 09:30 PM (Qt4Y7)

1513 @ 1490 "And we're left with stinking buckets of shit to vote for..."

Carl, Carl- why so pessimistic? Are any of these buckets of shit on fire?

Well there you go then.

Posted by: buster mcDissenter at July 03, 2009 09:30 PM (k8MRc)

1514 Well, John McCain and his inept campaign team finally achieved something. They've ruined the career of a Republican candidate.

Posted by: Nickie Goomba at July 03, 2009 09:33 PM (AQJwF)

1515
Last.

And I won.

/thread

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 09:36 PM (UU3J6)

1516 You just have to let everyone vent, it's very disappointing. It feels like we're going back to the McCain days. I'll do my duty and vote against Obama, but it doesn't look like I'll have a lot to be excited about. It appears many felt the same way. I guess we'll have to wait and see what this was really all about.

Posted by: carl hungus at July 03, 2009 09:39 PM (7b51Q)

1517 Last.

Posted by: jmflynny at July 03, 2009 09:40 PM (UU2ut)

1518 Allah is the pole smoker to meghan's fag-hag. They can go shopping for shoes together. He can complain to her about how rough Frum is and how much he hates him splooging on his capri pants.
Last!

Posted by: carl hungus at July 03, 2009 09:43 PM (7b51Q)

1519
/thread...again

Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 09:48 PM (UU3J6)

1520 Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 09:48 PM (UU3J6)

Nah, the threads not over until the lace wigs and the replica watches show up.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 03, 2009 10:00 PM (iTt2X)

1521 *sob* But you'll still think of me from time to time, won't ya? *sob*

Posted by: The Not-So-Epic 1400 Post Thread at July 03, 2009 10:03 PM (nKA5J)

1522 Last, bitches!
no more posts!

Posted by: gator at July 03, 2009 10:13 PM (yUiO3)

1523
you bastids!


Posted by: Unicle tweets at July 03, 2009 10:18 PM (UU3J6)

1524 "no more posts!"

You don't think I can let that stand, do ya?

Posted by: AngelEm at July 03, 2009 10:28 PM (+OJTS)

1525 First!

Posted by: toby928: way late to the party at July 03, 2009 10:29 PM (PD1tk)

1526 Ace: long time reader, first time commenter opening up with a royal, "fuck you!" You sure cocked-up with your knee-jerk response. This is the lady who stepped down from the Oil and Gas Commission to protest the philandering of fellow party members while the main breadwinner in her family. You can't buy that she's leaving office because her governorship is now too burdensome to the state because of national attention and frivolous lawsuits? Let's keep in mind that the Palins are of yet a relatively poor family in terms of American politicos. Dude, that was harsh. I expected more of ya.

Posted by: ScootScott at July 03, 2009 10:32 PM (tD3Sf)

1527 Sarah has officially f'ed her chances in 2012 with this stunt. She has giver her would be opponents (fellow republicans in the primary and Obama if she were to make it that far) some great ammo - shes a quitter and shes easily bullied. Primaries can get so nasty and they will be quick to use this on her, and rightfully so. Unless something serious comes to light (ie she, Todd, or one of her kids has cancer) this resignation is inexcusable.

We need to stop wasting time on this 2012 talk with her. She will still have some dedicated supporters, but her chances in a general election are zero. Id be happy with either Romney or Jindal. Yea his rebuttal back in Feb kinda sucked, but there are coaches to help out with that. Either is a hell of a lot better than Barry O.

Posted by: Matt at July 03, 2009 10:55 PM (LU1Vg)

1528 Ella, I apologize if I was a little too mean. I am not that type and I certainly wasn't trying to "take you down". I've managed a lot of people, both male and female, and I get most annoyed at the women who pretend to be superwoman while everyone else is just concentrating on being human. I don't see this as a negative, and you do. You prefer to dwell on the future and her career, I prefer to listen to what she said and respect her for the courage of her convictions. I see the same woman in front of us now as I did on that first day except that I see she is much wiser for the times she has spent. I think she did the right thing for the people of Alaska. I think this was more about the well being of her state and her commitment to her state than it is about her personally. Think about how the world has changed. In the 1950's and 1960's a person could take two straight weeks of vacation and come back to their job. In 2009 few if any people take two weeks vacation, in fact, most take monday holidays and tack on extra days and remain in contact with their office and are ready to run home to deal with something in the office at a moment's notice. This can't be good for anyone, yet we have allowed it to happen. There are a lot of issues that someone like Sarah Palin can now be free to address and we as a nation can only benefit. The problem is that the republicans have allowed the dems to pick their candidates and frame the arguments. The republicans need to stand up, make their own decisions and take control of the argument, and maybe just maybe Sarah Palin has taken the first step. I do believe women got that today.

Posted by: muffy at July 03, 2009 11:01 PM (zplc6)

1529 fin

Posted by: carl hungus at July 03, 2009 11:46 PM (7b51Q)

1530
What.
No lace wigs yet?
Anyway #1533 and prod of it.

Posted by: YIKES! at July 03, 2009 11:52 PM (1tvww)

1531 Make that proud.
BTW #1534

Posted by: YIKES! at July 03, 2009 11:53 PM (1tvww)

1532 Lace Wigs! Getcher Lace Wigs right here!!

Posted by: Comrade Lace Wigs at July 03, 2009 11:56 PM (U7Mut)

1533 Well, having read all this and seeing as I seldom find the time or inclination to comment here any more, and the change of tone from Ace (and there has been a definite change of tenor here), here goes:

1) Up until she got tagged by the McManiac Campaign, and her political capital was spent on a washed up neo Lib like old Juanito, Palin was known for taking what seem illogical or unusual political stances. Facing off against her own party's entrenched power structure for one thing, and resigning from the utilities commission as a protest against cronyism and corruption, for another.
2) From the beginning the accepted political pundits from both sides of the aisle were unsure exactly how to react to Palin.That has not changed to this day, for a variety of reasons. The usual talking heads are pontificating tonight just as they do every day, every week. They don't want the jobs, they just want to be paid for watching and talking about those who have those jobs. They are voyeurs of the worst sort.
3) If Palin wants to have any sort of a life, any meaningful wealth and level of comfort after this is all said and done, and wants to get a chance to run for President, she has to get "out from under" the present cicrumstances. The fact is that the election was last fall but the hatchet jobs and smear campaigns are still going full bore. Bush isn't talked about but Palin is, every day. There are more swings taken at her in a day that Bush gets in a week or even two. They have decided that GW is no longer a threat and Palin most decidedly is.
4) There could be a scandal. Unlikely after the pap smearing exam the LameSM has done on her, her family,friends, life career and associates. Highly unlikely.
5) By turning over the role of governor she has effectively given herself some breathing room. If she wants to be a player on the national level the constant grind of the inuendo and the frivolous lawsuits and the endless attacks has to be dealt with. As governor she has to toe a certain line, as a citizen she does not have to do so. Does this mean she's quitting? Perhaps yes, perhaps no. The fact is that she represents the best chance for the general resurgence of the Reagan brand of conservatism in the current crop of GOPers. With that knowledge she might be opting to bow out of state politics and head for larger audiences and a larger presence before the local thing gets permanently attached to her if it isn't already there.

The fact remains, aside from a potential crippling scandal Palin will be able to take a page out of the Hillary/ Obama playbook. Freed of their needs to act as Senators, the Bobsie Twins spent a year and a half running across the country, whereas the Governors (who were running ) were either forced to return home frequently or face scathing criticism for abandoning their 'jobs' while nothing was much said about the DC insiders and their long absences from the Senate.

As a citizen, Palin can pursue larger goals and make some needed money for those ridiculously high legal bills that have been heaped against her. She can also come and go, speak and not speak, in public or private, as she sees fit. She does not have to toe a clean, friendly line if she chooses not to. And she can speak her mind on any subject without fear of it being used against her job or her state. Her family will just have to live with it.

Essentially it comes down to this: either she quit for a good reason and is now free to build a national organization, or she quit for no good reason and will do nothing of the sort, or she quit for a bad reason and will never be a factor in American national politics again. If she chooses to stay private for a specific reason I think it will be made clear soon. If it's a scandal there'll be blood in the water within a week. If it's simply the fact that she thinks if she's going to continue to get shat upon by the press, regardless, she might as well get some speech money and some possible Presidential exposure for it. To me, if she did it for a political reason, that'd be it: get on with the business of dealing with the knobs and punkass pundits straight away and let her home state get away from the flack that her fame and stances have caused.

Posted by: enter sandman at July 03, 2009 11:58 PM (zxaA2)

1534 1197
Ella:

Exactly what elected offices did any of these men hold prior to becoming president? What experience did they have that qualified them as president?
Are you impressed by Lincoln being the most expensive railroad lobbyist in Illinois or his ability to talk out both sides of his mouth at once?
And can understand how impressive Adams might seem. A man who failed at everything found his true calling as a professional revolutionary but found it in his heart to defend the British troops for the Boston Massacre despite the fact that he had been inciting rebellion and bloodshed prior to it. He was a man who had the charm and appeal of a dead gopher.
As for Jefferson he was as brillant and talented as Edison but even he couldn't eliminate the flaws that partisanship had created (ie theinterpreting the Constitution by the Supreme Court).
None had the economic; military, or administrative skills one assumes are necessary for president.

I wonder what accomplishments and elective offices you consider to have been impressive that these men achieved.

Posted by: Thomas Jackson at July 03, 2009 11:58 PM (B8gqF)

1535
Still waiting for lace wigs.

Posted by: YIKES! at July 04, 2009 12:03 AM (1tvww)

1536 Palin isn't going anywhere. She will run for President, but probably not in 2012. She will bulk-up on policy.

She has an outside chance to be Romney's VP pick IF she gets serious, and does the aforementioned bulk-up. Romney will need someone slightly more conservative to get the Right and Center-Right out to the polls.

While Palin would horrify even mythical moderate, non-lefty Democrats (as well as unicorns), you can't lose someone's vote, or (New York's Electoral votes) more than once; they weren't going to vote for a Republican in the first place.

In other words, with Palin, in the face of BHO, right, and center-right voters will turn out in DROVES, and OBAMA LOSES.

Posted by: flooflyparisparamus at July 04, 2009 12:07 AM (Ec0nd)

1537

Ya know -- if we attacked the Democrats at the Pas-de-Calais with Romney we could catch them totally off guard.

Posted by: Tinian at July 04, 2009 12:11 AM (7+pP9)

1538 I guess being lukewarm to Palin has me seeing both sides of this: she might be tired of having the political magpies picking at her and might have decided to call it quits, hit the speech circuit and make some needed green-mail, or she might have been thinking for months that the crap flinging would end, and if it didn't maybe her only real way to fight back was to leave the relative safety of Alaska, head south and take on a new role as a larger presence in National Conservative politics. Only then, freed of her ties to a place and its entrenched interests, could she actually use her fame, her growing presence and a national platform to meet her detractors on level ground.

Or else she got her ass handed to her, her family voted solidly for saying she got her ass handed to her, and everyone in her immediate family is okay with her having her ass handed to her politically, and thinks quitting is the thing to do.
Unlikely, that.

Ultimately, I think this has been coming since she formed SarahPac in the earlier part of the year, and it either means she will get directly into national politics or she will use her notoriety to have greater influence on those national issues she feels strongly about. If she does either, she could be THE national conservative candidate/voice within a year, since there is none at the moment and hasn't been in the recent past. She may be moving now to fill a gap she feels will not be there later.

I mean hey, the left has been pounding Rush since the election but ignoring every Republican except Palin and to a lesser extent, Jindal. Sanford shot himself in the crotch, so he doesn't count. This may be the beginning of the end for her...or just the end of the beginning.

We'll see...stay tuned.


Posted by: enter sandman at July 04, 2009 12:16 AM (zxaA2)

1539 And can understand how impressive Adams might seem..A man who failed at everything
Posted by: Thomas Jackson at July 03, 2009 11:58 PM (B8gqF)


Dude, what world do you live in? Adams was a highly respected and successful attorney prior to the revolution. He had been offered a royal court appointment and was a member of the Massachusetts Assembly.

He was recruited to defend the British soldiers because he was such a prominent member of the community.

As for Lincoln, he was a successful circuit attorney and something of a political boss in Illinois.

I'm not stacking them up for better or worse to Palin but come on they weren't just a bunch of guys hanging out on a street corner. They were among the leading men of their day before coming on the national scene.

Posted by: DrewM. at July 04, 2009 12:24 AM (iTt2X)

1540 The Whig Moment has arrived.
More independents than Dems. Than Repubs. Conservative base totally turned off by the RNC. Dems awakening to the disaster they elected.
It's time. Today.
New party. From the ashes of the GOP.
She recognized it. She will make it so."As it is written, so let it be done."
...she's really somethin', ain't she. Wow.

Posted by: davis,br at July 04, 2009 01:24 AM (uCShA)

1541 Yeah, the GOP had plenty of Operation Market Gardens. The thing to remember is on Market Garden they did get two of the three bridges. Lately we haven't even been that fucking good.

1510, Jamie Hyneman is welcome to go shoot at Dillon Aero's Minigun test range, so he can't be too big a liberal douchebag. Adam, fuck it, I never liked him anyway.

Posted by: The Ghost of SGT Dan's Cat at July 04, 2009 01:27 AM (dqSmk)

1542 I just gotta get my two cents in here.

This is incredibly weak. She's done. Finished. That's it. No more Saracuda. Whatever she does now, she does in the private sector. Her career in politics has ended.

Leaving in the middle of her term is not good strategy if she's planning something bigger. I don't believe she is, but any hopes of seeing President Palin just went up in smoke. It *is* dereliction, lameduck or not. It's like arguing Dubya, or every second term president, should just resign halfway through their second term. Would it be "good for the country?" One could argue. Completely yella? Hell yes.

What I think happened, however, is something fairly simple. I think she's cashing out. I think she was made an offer by one of those oil companies from that big pipeline deal she made, looked back at all the shite she's had to endure in the past nine months and said, "Fuck this, I'm done." Half a million dollars in legal fees, jack off fantasies about her daughters in the media and slash fantasies about her retarded infant. Hell, I can't say I blame her. I wish her nothing but the best in the future, but her future in public service is fini.

And that saddens me.

Posted by: Robert at July 04, 2009 02:17 AM (4ixH5)

1543 Cashing out? You're part right. I think someone bank-rolled her for the run.
...starts with an "R".

Posted by: davis,br at July 04, 2009 02:29 AM (uCShA)

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Posted by: Tiffany at July 04, 2009 05:19 AM (fRkuf)

1545 Job 1 of both the Democrat and Republican parties is to stab Republicans in the back.

THAT'S the real sickness I see.

I hope Palin has a good plan. I'm also sick of the backstabbing.

Oh, also, since there's no penalty to filing fraudulent complaints, look forward to more of this in other states.

Posted by: Merovign, Strong on His Mountain at July 04, 2009 11:41 AM (or0jG)

1546 The Whig Moment has arrived.

Then why didn't she stay in office and switch parties?

Posted by: Ella at July 04, 2009 02:58 PM (gQ4Zh)

1547 DrewM @ 1542, thanks for responding to Thomas Jackson. His historical arguments, ahem, lack historical context.

And, just to point out, I never brought up Lincoln, and Lincoln wasn't in his original list of lame-resume Founding Fathers. As for military, economic, or political experience: Washington was a general (dude, seriously, what are you thinking?), many others had served in the war (Hamilton), all of them had served in state houses and/or the Continental Congress, Adams and Jefferson were both ambassadors, many had had cabinet appointments in the Washington or Adams administrations, and two (Jefferson and Madison) had actually written our founding documents. Along with owning their own businesses or having law or medical practices. And long and distunguished careers in political writings, like the Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers.

But aside from all that, I guess none of them had a distinguished enough career that dropping out midway through their first major elective office wouldn't make perfect sense as a move to promote their future political career.

And people, please: Clinton and Obama and McCain and Biden may not have shown up frequently to the Senate during their campaigns but a) they did show up for important votes and b) none of them frickin' resigned their offices. Kinda makes a difference.

Posted by: Ella at July 04, 2009 03:11 PM (gQ4Zh)

1548 I get most annoyed at the women who pretend to be superwoman while everyone else is just concentrating on being human. I don't see this as a negative, and you do.

Sigh. We'll have to agree to disagree here. There is being human: I work with a lot of guys who rightly shoulder a lot of the child care responsibilities, same as the women. Life does demand flexibility. Work isn't everything. Honestly, I never implied otherwise.

What I don't like and have never understood is women who stomp around demanding treatment not because they're "only human," but because they are women and need special understanding.

What you said in #203 was, "Actually guys, every single woman in America understands her much better now, much better. You guys need to think out of the box, that is what BO did and look, he is prez. Honestly, as a wife and mother and Governor she has a lot on her plate and the dems and libs through in constant bad press, constant lawsuits and it probably took its toll. this actually will raise her status among all women, we understand."

Quitting her job does not raise her status with me. Saying, "but I can't right now because it's real hard" and leaving is not excusable because it is human. Certainly, leaving her job in order to go around campaigning for a better job doesn't impress me. That's not trying to be superwoman. That's life, too.

And I should clarify, I am not convinced that she is going to run for elective office, ever. I think this is her bowing out entirely. She may do speaking, fundraising, that kind of thing, but nothing more.

Originally, you said that you thought she was dropping out because of the hate and bile directed toward her kids, especially Trig. I understand and sympathize with that. I think you're right. I think, as I said somewhere else, that this is a tragedy and that it is truly a shame the horrible things that have been done with her. The tragedy is that I think this move pushes her out of elective office, period.

Posted by: Ella at July 04, 2009 03:23 PM (gQ4Zh)

1549 Oops, Thomas Jackson did bring up Lincoln originally. My bad.

Posted by: Ella at July 04, 2009 03:25 PM (gQ4Zh)

1550 Most of the left wing blogosphere is claiming she's nutty/crazy/etc. Most of them attribute anything she does to "crazy" while at the same time thinking Nobama is perfectly sane.

That dicky f ag Sullivan is having a field day calling her insane. And implying the much more logical idea: there is a scandal here.

At this point, its important to step back and realize where the left got these ideas.

When Palin pulled the surprise nomination back at the RNC, the Obamaphiles were worried. At the time, the race was very competitive, and they were astounded that no one could see how their america-hating, terrorist-coddling, race-baiting, socialist babykiller was the savior of America. Most of them had drunk the koolaid, and were in a moral panic about us not drinking it too.

They thought throwing out a liberal black guy who didn't sound like Al Sharpton was all that they needed to do. But it wasn't a slam dunk, and McCain was pulling ahead (thanks to convention bounce).

Enter Palin. Like Nobama, she was identity politics, except she had experience: a woman with plenty of accomplishments, but right wing and sexy. Like Nobama, she emerged from political obscurity, with a distinctive speaking style, and immediately was lauded. And unlike Nobama, who was socialist trying to hide his love of Karl Marx, she was an our-and-proud right winger.And let's not get started on Nobama's stealing Clinton's coronation. And the left realized that it might just all work.

And the left panicked.

They immediately had insane tantrums and fits trying to tear her down. Sandbag interviews, made up quotes--you name it. And when that didn't work, and she forged ahead and ignored their lies and misrepresentation, they took to character assasination: every interview or word was a "sign" of her craziness and megalomania, completely invented by the left.

Of course, the economy tanked following the convention, which shot Nobama up in the polls to stay.

But the left was stilol panicking. It realized that it won by default, not through any of their own actions. They saw Palin as someone that, the clear light of 4 years history, reminding the country of all the ugly truths about The One that the press tried to bury during the election.

Thus the conspiracy theories about Palin/Trig's birth. the constant attacking her for doing what any aspiring national politician does during off years: building support through grassroots work crisscrossing the country. She had to be "insane" and "crazy" and "megalomanic" to do these things, and wasn't just trying to set her self up for 2012, like any other politician. She was strong, able, folksy, accomplished, right wing, lovable, and a fundraising power; if Nobama failed like he is doing she could clean his clock.

Really, the hypocrisy of the left is breathtaking.

Now the implication is she's "crazy" for doing this, when really the most logical answer is: there is a scandal coming. Because when Daschle/Richardson dropped out of the running for Nobama posts, they were crazy, right Sullivan?

So we have to think that Palin is under a cloud and is getting out post haste. Most obvious answer.

But to Sullivan and his left wing hacks who simply "raise questions" about Trig's birth (without doing the most obvious thing---taking a weekend trip to Alaska and, you know, asking around town about the whole incident---but investigating a rumor? this is the liberal media!)----well this is the "end " of her political career. Heck, even Ace is falling for it.

Assume there is no scandal, or it is one about cheating husbands and wives. Right now, Elliot Spitzer is popular enough in NY to be elected governor again. Sanford has national headlines. And, in other news, Hugh Grant is still a bankable movie star.

Claiming Palin is "finished" from this move is far fetched.

Posted by: lurker at July 04, 2009 03:33 PM (hpjI1)

1551 Ace's snap judgement typifies why I don't come to these site much. He moves quick, opens his mouth, and is flat out wrong.
Only a boob would stay a governor where for every dollar you get paid, you need to spend four on lawyers to beat off Democrat attacks. Palin gets paid $125k a year, lawyers got $500k so far this year. Yo ACE! Why not put up a link to her legal defense fund, chump?
Ace completely misses the utility of making Palin's Lt. Governor the automatic frontrunner for the next Governor race. That ought to at least slow down the good old boy GOP network in Alaska.
Palin laid out her plans: to support conservative candidates (of any party, or even no party). So coming to any clearing in any woods in flyover country will be a speaker would can bring out thousands. And oh, Obama'sRino bailout supporters need not apply. I think we can expect some decent interviews with local television stations at least. (AKA screw Katie Couric et al)

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1552 WTF ?

Posted by: Michelle Hannan at July 04, 2009 11:43 PM (+1/67)

1553 Ace,

used2 think u had a brain. when did u become CW? U got the inside on the future" dude - yeah i pounded 1 or 2 - never posted here b4 - but have respected yr opinion - till now

dude - she's a fighter - thats gotta be yr paradigm 4 observation

this is simply a 'judo' move - she's sick a being a stationary target

got that? who wants a painted on bullseye with the attendant cementt shoes of governorship?

ace - come on its lose - lose

she's bustin da rules brah - just like our mutual nemisis

CW again cuz - 2 yrs ago u wudda sed a first term senator could get elected half way thru his term? get real. bet u a grand - she's 1 player

Posted by: jimbo at July 05, 2009 01:41 AM (fcy2m)

1554 Take a deep breath. Republican or Democrat. Palin fan or not. Why would we want this person as President of the United States ? Have we lowered the bar that much ?

Bush struggled to put coherent sentences together. His term was disastrous and manipulated by a very strange VP who selected himself for the job. Obama might be equally bad - it's too early to say, but the majority of voters want to give him a chance. Let's think a little about this. There's a lot of very capable people that could run for the Repub nomination before we have to resort to the mayor of Wasilla.

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