Palin's Oversensitivity to Bad Media Comes Back to Bite Her

I understand that Governor Palin has been taking fire from asshole reporters for three years now. I get that her life is basically a media circus. Part of that, of course, is that she wanted the attention. But wanting attention and wanting what the media did to her are two different things. So I understand she's a bit shell-shocked.

This, though, is not appropriate behavior.

What happened was that Alex Pappas of The Daily Caller, one of the rising stars among political scribes and a meticulously careful and wonderfully polite, fair-minded young man (an aside: I've known him since he was in junior high school), wrote a perfectly fine story about Palin's current stances vis-a-vis the presidential race. In it, one of the things she said was that if Mitt Romney is the nominee, well, of course she would endorse him over Barack Obama.

Fox Nation picked up the story and, in its own headline (not Pappas', not the Daily Caller's, but its own headline completely apart from anything Pappas ever wrote) played up the "Romney endorse" angle in a way that apparently did not make it clear that the endorsement might be in the general election, rather than the primary campaign. (The headline is no longer available at Fox Nation, so I can't say exactly what the wording was.)

Anyway, the Palin team pounced. Specifically inviting over reporter Kasie Hunt from Politico so she could hear the exchange, Palin called Pappas' cell phone and began berating him in a very scolding manner for writing a headline suggesting she supports Romney. Pappas didn't even know what she was talking about. When he tried to say that neither he nor his editors had written such a headline, she said she didn't have time for this, that she needed to go back to the "real people" at the State Fair, and hung up on him.

Palin needs to get a grip. This was both sloppy staff work and rude behavior from Palin. One of our frequent gripes with the President is that he's a thin-skinned whiner who can't handle the attention that comes with national office. I get that Palin has had a hard time. It will not be any easier from the Oval Office.

She had a proper option here. If Palin honestly believed Alex had written, incorrectly, that she endorsed Romney then she should have asked for a correction and, whether she got one or not, issued a statement making her position clear. Of course, if she'd taken this level-headed approach, her misperception about Alex's piece would have been cleared right up when she asked for the correction. Yelling at someone on the phone was probably cathartic, but it wasn't presidential.

On the topic of Things Not Presidential: This? Also not very presidential. Accusing public servants of being "almost treasonous" because they have a different view of monetary policy plays well for Ronulans, but then again we expect so very little in the way of good behavior from Ronulans. Hearing it from a legitimate candidate like Perry surprised me. Particularly since, if he is elected, Perry's term will overlap with Bernanke's term.

Posted by: Gabriel Malor at 07:32 AM



Comments

1 Apparently everyone is a whiner.

Posted by: dagny at August 16, 2011 07:38 AM (nBOrb)

2 Anyone who agrees with this post is a fucking RINO who must be purged

Posted by: the other guy who calls everyone a RINO at August 16, 2011 07:38 AM (W+Mia)

3 Palin needs to either declare candidacy, or shut up go home and take care of her special needs kid.

Posted by: wdk535 at August 16, 2011 07:39 AM (CPYmx)

4 I saw this story and I discounted it. First it was staff and not Palin. Second what happened is Fox took the story and manipulated the headline to make it look like she was endorsing Romney in the primary. They were responding to the Fox story.

Let's see how she responds.

Posted by: Vic at August 16, 2011 07:40 AM (M9Ie6)

5 Awww, poor Alex. I hope he's ok. It's tough work being a reporter. The guy needs to grow a pair.

Posted by: Will at August 16, 2011 07:41 AM (Zxd7F)

6 Did he cry? Were there big tears? What a mean girl she is! Somebody buy the guy a lolly--and one for Malor, while we're at it.

Posted by: Kerry at August 16, 2011 07:44 AM (a/VXa)

7 I really do like Palin...she was the ONLY thing associated with freakin' John McCain's 2008 campaign that I *did* like but...well, she hasn't been acting very "presidential" for awhile now. I thought she had some pretty unhelpful stuff to say during the debt ceiling debate, too. Stuff that would have been fine coming from someone was an announced candidate for president or a member of Congress, etc., but coming from a...media personality? (honestly, I'm not sure she is these days) or whatever, it sounded like attention-grabbing, unhelpful stuff...well, unhelpful to everyone but her. It's the sort of thing that has taken me from a very likely (90%) Palin supporter in the GOP primary 8-10 months ago, to a very likely (near 100%, I'd say) will vote for someone else position today.

Fish or cut bait, Sarah.

Posted by: davidinvirginia at August 16, 2011 07:45 AM (01dv7)

8 So did Ace take the co-bloggers, along with AllahPuke and Poppin' to meet with Top Men of the stoopid party and get all sorts of inside information on what a dunce Sarah Palin and all the Tea Party members are? Were Rove and Mike Castle there?

Posted by: Captain Hate at August 16, 2011 07:45 AM (houma)

9 I linked to this yesterday. I said in the other thread I think it's a good idea to be aware of attacks or stories such as this in order to defend and possibly rethink our support for the candidates. This is important. I worry that this election will be like no other with hit pieces and criticism. It's going to get very ugly and I'd like us to all be on guard.

Posted by: Joffen at August 16, 2011 07:45 AM (EPcuy)

10 Oh, and Captain Hate? Kindly STFU. If it's not too much trouble.

Posted by: Joffen at August 16, 2011 07:47 AM (EPcuy)

11 I understand that Governor Palin has been taking fire from asshole reporters for three years now.

As someone wrote on the AS comment board - when you've been ducking bullets for three years, you can't be blamed for jumping into a mud puddle when a car backfires. Yeah, Palin overreacted, but I don't blame her. It's not her job to keep track of who hasn't tried yet to destroy her family.

Posted by: chazmartel at August 16, 2011 07:47 AM (OV2xF)

12 Let's apply the Perry (re: Bernanke) standard to Pappas. Actually, you can call it the Republican Gaffe Standard.

What he wrote was not outrageous in and of itself, but he was stupid for writing it that way because he should have known that it would be misinterpreted and lied about by a biased agenda-driven media.

So, Pappas is at fault after all.

Posted by: AmishDude at August 16, 2011 07:50 AM (73tyQ)

13 When someone acts truly "presidential" let me know.

Posted by: dagny at August 16, 2011 07:50 AM (nBOrb)

14 Wonder if he's related to Ike Pappas, who I remember from CBS as a kid?

Posted by: Paris Paramus at August 16, 2011 07:50 AM (wc/Br)

15 Gaby in another cat fight ?

Posted by: grease monkey at August 16, 2011 07:50 AM (VSWPU)

16 I don't think "she" overreacted at all. It was her staff, and even there it wasn't an overreaction.

Fox printed a lie in the headline and put this reporter's name under it. They called him to raise hell about it.

The only people who take issue with this are the people who already hate her.

And no, she is not on my short list. She is NOT running.

Posted by: Vic at August 16, 2011 07:51 AM (M9Ie6)

17 What office is Palin running for again?

She's been prick teasing the populous her groupies since McDumbshit picked her as a running mate for 2008, - which is fine, if she can make a living at it, - but otherwise whatever, dude.

Posted by: Fritz at August 16, 2011 07:52 AM (/ZZCn)

18 Wow. Bitching about someone's whining is kind of like whining.

Who gives a fuck? Sure the reporter has big boy pants and is told far worse things by lefties. He was probably assaulted by dem rep at some point.

And perry is fucking right.

So how about saving your claws for barry's 2.2 mill tour bus.

Posted by: Hateful rino rhetoric at August 16, 2011 07:52 AM (STTZD)

19 Ben bernanke is not a public servant and is a treasonous asshole who will completely destroy the country if allowed. He works for a private cooperation that is neither federal or a reserve. So fuck him.

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at August 16, 2011 07:54 AM (0OJd9)

20 So how about saving your claws for barry's 2.2 mill tour bus.



Posted by: Hateful rino rhetoric at August 16, 2011 07:52 AM (STTZD)
How can you say that about me after I have been (verbally) assaulted by an evil TEA Party tool of millionaires and billionaires?

Posted by: Barky O, and I am not a stuttering sibilant clusterfuck of a failure at August 16, 2011 07:55 AM (jVKZG)

21 Hey, Gabe, show the video of Sarah making this call, along with some of what a great guy this reporter is, and let us decide for ourselves whether it happened the way the American Spectator reporter said it did. Until then, it's just another example of the press putting their own spin on this incident, and shame on you for coming here and reporting it like it's fact.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 16, 2011 07:56 AM (Gc/Qi)

22 Gabe, you and Alex Pappas need to get the sand out of your vaginas. You whine about Sarah not hiding in a nunnary, and then you breathlessly follow every word written about her. Have you noticed a pattern?

Posted by: Dogbert at August 16, 2011 07:57 AM (JWUKZ)

23 Wow, people sure are "fragile".

Palin berates a reporter and we are supposed to have a pity party for him.

Perry has strong rhetoric for Bernake and it's Pity Part II. Poor Bernake, in his fetal position, being pummeled by Perry. How will the republic survive this "extreme" rhetoric.

BTW, did you know that the guards at Gitmo are like Nazis? /s

Posted by: mockmook at August 16, 2011 07:58 AM (ksiM3)

24 He wrote the story he owns the headlines ... he looks like the whiner even if he is a nice guy since high school ...

Posted by: JeffC at August 16, 2011 07:58 AM (daolU)

25 Posted by: Joffen at August 16, 2011 07:47 AM (EPcuy)

I'm not sure where you're coming from, since your comments in ace's latest swing and a miss on Palin were all over the place; but you're gonna have to give me more compelling reasons to STFU.

Posted by: Captain Hate at August 16, 2011 07:59 AM (houma)

26 i see gabe is playing let's make a MOUNTAIN out of a mole hill.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at August 16, 2011 08:00 AM (eOXTH)

27 btw....we have someone very "unpresidential" in the white house right now....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at August 16, 2011 08:01 AM (eOXTH)

28 You do know that Perry's point (in the actual quote) was that Bernanke was inflating the currency (3 times now) for no reason other than political gain.

Like how they announced interest rates would be kept low until after the election. I think everybody agreed that was political.

Posted by: AmishDude at August 16, 2011 08:01 AM (73tyQ)

29 Sickening...the left spins and the right buys it.

Palin/perry derangement syndrome is real... cause one of them will be the next President of the US of A.

The DNC/MSM got to get in their groundwork now.

It would be nice if we didn't repeat everything they say. Maybe, just maybe, this is a non- event.

Sure I know this is as important as the federal government giving guns to drug cartels to use against federal agents.

Posted by: More Hateful rino rhetoric at August 16, 2011 08:02 AM (STTZD)

30 Posted by: Captain Hate at August 16, 2011 07:59 AM (houma)
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You seemed to be just saying stuff to cause shit. I don't think we need to rile each other up when the other side is out for blood. I know Palin's not a candidate but she's a conservative. When the media attacks a conservative they mean to attack all of us.
I know this has been said before, but perhaps it's a good idea to try not to piss each other off.

Posted by: Joffen at August 16, 2011 08:04 AM (EPcuy)

31 28 amishdude

that didn't fit gabe meme........

Posted by: phoenixgirl at August 16, 2011 08:04 AM (eOXTH)

32 He wrote the story he owns the headlines ... he looks like the whiner even if he is a nice guy since high school ...

No he didn't write the headline. Fox mangled it in support of their boy Romney. Her staff should have been bitching at Fox but they had no idea that the stated author had not wrote the headline.

Posted by: Vic at August 16, 2011 08:05 AM (M9Ie6)

33 We get it...you like Romney

Posted by: Gambler at August 16, 2011 08:05 AM (a0xEA)

34 Perry's comments are fine. Let's not go swooning onto fainting couches.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at August 16, 2011 08:06 AM (FkKjr)

35 Perry's right. These fuckers know they're going to lose inn 2012. They'll keep printing money so the stock market continues it's fucked up bubble so when a R wins in 2012 the cocksucker will burst and plunge to around 9,000 - precisely where it fucking belongs. And the DimShits will say "See. See. See how evil the Rs are."

This is a set-up folks. They're doing this shit on purpose folks. Bernanke is guilty of treason.

Posted by: Sukie Tawdry at August 16, 2011 08:06 AM (MPtFW)

36 Deliberately destroying the life savings and millions on fixed incomes thru inflation to enable socialism in America?

Yeah, if Bernanke does that, it WOULD border on treason.

I'm tired of the GOP being "reasonable" all the time as the Left destroys our country before our very eyes. Barvo, Perry!

Posted by: CoolCzech at August 16, 2011 08:07 AM (kUaEF)

37 Perry calls Bernake "treasonous" because he is cooking the books by printing more money when we are broke, and Perry sees this continuing up to the election, stating that it is a political move by the Administration.

Fucking a dead economy up worse just to keep the TOTUS in office is treasonous.

Much ado about nothing regarding Perry. In fact, it's about time the GOP started going after this bunch of clowns in the Administration instead of sitting on their asses doing nothing.

As far as Palin, well, she isn't running for office. Sounds like a private matter.

Posted by: Dick Nixon at August 16, 2011 08:08 AM (mUUcy)

38 And Bravo, too!

Posted by: CoolCzech at August 16, 2011 08:08 AM (kUaEF)

39 Folks folks, we haven't reached the magic 50 yet. The Perry "treason" story is being covered in the headlines thread.

Posted by: Vic at August 16, 2011 08:08 AM (M9Ie6)

40 Speaking of bad media...

Had CBS morning news on...for a very short time...and listened to the interviewer stumble through an interview with Capt. Sullenberger about birds and safety around airports. Asked bunch of stupid questions with obvious answers. Poorly. How do idiots like that stay employed. Back to espn. On mute.

Posted by: NC Ref at August 16, 2011 08:09 AM (/izg2)

41 Speaking of treasonous, what about what OBAMA not only said but DID to Israel, to Poland & the Czech Republic, to our space program, to our domestic energy sources?

What about what HIS EPA is actively DOING right now, this VERY minute, to shut down 10 percent of our coal powered energy plants, without any obvious replacement sources?

Posted by: CoolCzech at August 16, 2011 08:10 AM (kUaEF)

42 You can scoff all you want, but what's Sarah's real downfall?

Toe Fashion

Posted by: franksalterego at August 16, 2011 08:11 AM (7/sDI)

43 I know this has been said before, but perhaps it's a good idea to try not to piss each other off.

Posted by: Joffen at August 16, 2011 08:04 AM (EPcuy)
You might want to address that to the blog owner and his catamites since they're the ones that gleefully print every fucking thing negative about Palin; and have almost always been proven wrong. I held off from posting anything on that pile of shit that ace posted yesterday since the scrum was already in progress. But if Gabe is gonna pile on in his twatty me too manner, then fuck that shit.

Posted by: Captain Hate at August 16, 2011 08:11 AM (houma)

44 Huh.
The outlet that blew Journolist wide open just got transformed into Pravda, and all it took was calling out the True Conservative Goddess on her failure of a press shop.

Posted by: Lou at August 16, 2011 08:11 AM (tmeLc)

45 Also not very presidential. Accusing public servants of being "almost
treasonous" because they have a different view of monetary policy plays
well for Ronulans, but then again we expect so very little in the way
of good behavior from Ronulans. Hearing it from a legitimate candidate
like Perry surprised me. Particularly since, if he is elected, Perry's
term will overlap with Bernanke's term.

No shit. Damn tea bagging terrorists!

Posted by: b+rry Obama at August 16, 2011 08:12 AM (McHnx)

46 I'm confused, I'm supposed to care that Palin went off on a reporter ? I'd be pretty ok with the vast majority of reporters coming down with something viral that keeps them in their beds until after the 2012 elections. Reporters have become like cancer, even those from allegedly conservative leaning sites, primarily because every reporter has to gin up drama to sell their columns- can't find any drama ? Make some up or cause some.




Posted by: Matt at August 16, 2011 08:12 AM (c4srZ)

47 Posted by: Captain Hate at August 16, 2011 08:11 AM (houma)
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C'mon dude. Why would they purposely attack Palin, a fellow conservative? Makes no sense.

Posted by: Joffen at August 16, 2011 08:12 AM (EPcuy)

48 Ya think there might be an over reaction to the over reaction? Tempest in a teapot I say. Won't last more than half a news cycle before something else comes up Palin related.

Posted by: Minuteman at August 16, 2011 08:13 AM (hbAPu)

49 For all the 'fish or cut bait' types, Reagan didn't declare til November 13, 1979.

Sans teh Twitter & Facebook.

Got Historical Perspective?

Posted by: tahDeetz at August 16, 2011 08:13 AM (3we9D)

50 Sarah yells at a reporter and squishes amongst us see this as unacceptable behavior? What's the big deal here?

After the bullshit they've perpetrated in the last 5 years alone, mainstream journalists should be beaten with iron rods on daily basis just as a general rule.

Posted by: Thresher at August 16, 2011 08:14 AM (PA3G8)

51 Let my peeples go!!!

Posted by: GGE Of The Banned at August 16, 2011 08:14 AM (UAMbQ)

52 Oversensitivity? LOL.

Posted by: progressoverpeace at August 16, 2011 08:14 AM (G/MYk)

53 OT: TPaw's NH campaign advisor joins the heavily-favored Huntsmanteam.

Posted by: Joffen at August 16, 2011 08:15 AM (EPcuy)

54 Palin or sniveling reporter. Hmm, tough choice.

Posted by: Old grizzled gym coach at August 16, 2011 08:15 AM (QBQcg)

55 On the topic of Things Not Presidential:This? Also not very presidential. Accusing public servants of being "almost treasonous" because they have a different view of monetary policy plays well for Ronulans, but then again we expect so very little in the way of good behavior from Ronulans.

Destroying the dollar is treason. No question about it. And this has nothing to do with Paultards.

You're really hitting all the stupid points, today, Gabe.

Posted by: progressoverpeace at August 16, 2011 08:17 AM (G/MYk)

56 You are probably right about Palin and Perry being wrong here, but I don't give a shit, considering the kind of over-the-top rhetoric that has come from the left for the past 11 years.

Posted by: real joe at August 16, 2011 08:17 AM (w7Lv+)

57 As for Palin...


I'm VERY tired of her distracting the conversation from Obama and the Republican nominees. If she decides to run, I'll take a serious look at her but frankly, she would have a serious row to hoe before I would choose her over Perry.

He is everything she has refused to do the hard work to become: informed, articulate, and incredibly good on a wide variety of issues. And I cannot BEGIN TO IMAGINE that Perry would shy away from Little Katie Couric and Her Pollipy Colon because he'd be afraid he wouldn't be able to answer what newspapers he reads without coming across badly. Hell, if Katie tried that on Perry, she wouldn't be able to sit down or even wear panties for a few days afterwards.

Either Rinse It, or Get Off the Bidet, Sarah!

Posted by: CoolCzech at August 16, 2011 08:18 AM (kUaEF)

58 42 frank

i loved the pedicure.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at August 16, 2011 08:18 AM (eOXTH)

59 For all of ya'll going off on the "reporter" he is a good guy as well. BTW, he is not really a reporter. He is more of an "opinion columnist".

The people who are fault in this little kerfuffle are the person who placed the headline and the editor who ok'd it at Fox.

Keep this in mind all you folks who still have the outmoded belief that Fox is our friend. They are NOT.

I will admit though that it did not stay up long before it was removed.

Posted by: Vic at August 16, 2011 08:18 AM (M9Ie6)

60 A big politically damaging ( supporting romney IS damaging) lie is told about SP, again. Her people fuck it up, she's fights back, as she should. She fucked up. OMG, she's not Jesus with a Vajayjay?

Thank God she made a mistake Gabe, Otherwise, there is absolutly nothing else good or bad going on in the world to write about. Next time I see your name at the bottom of an article, I'm turning off the fucking Computer.

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at August 16, 2011 08:18 AM (ZDUD4)

61 I know this has been said before, but perhaps it's a good idea to try not to piss each other off.Posted by: Joffen at August 16, 2011 08:04 AM (EPcuy)Hm. Yeah, that statement might have carried a bit more weight if you hadn't just invited another commenter to STFU.

Posted by: GGE Of The Banned at August 16, 2011 08:19 AM (UAMbQ)

62 Perry's right that printing more fiat funny money right now is treacherous. That he gets carried away with righteous indignation is his character, like touting Texas secession from the Union when he crashed a Tea Party protest, requiring Medina to denounce that statement since it had nothing to do with the Texas Tea Party agenda or the protest Perry visited for a whoopin' up photo op. Beware the threats Perry feels comfortable making cut both ways depending on where the wind blows.

“If this guy prints more money between now and the election,” Perry
said, “I don’t know what y’all would do to him in Iowa, but we -- we
would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas. Printing more money to play
politics at this particular time in American history is almost
treacherous -- or treasonous in my opinion.”


Posted by: maverick muse at August 16, 2011 08:19 AM (lpWVn)

63 47 joffen

surely you jest

Posted by: phoenixgirl at August 16, 2011 08:19 AM (eOXTH)

64 Well...I was trying to be polite about it. I said, "kindly STFU, if it's not too much trouble."

Posted by: Joffen at August 16, 2011 08:21 AM (EPcuy)

65 47 Posted by: Captain Hate at August 16, 2011 08:11 AM (houma) --------------------- C'mon dude. Why would they purposely attack Palin, a fellow conservative? Makes no sense.
Posted by: Joffen at August 16, 2011 08:12 AM (EPcuy)
I'll assume you didn't forget the sarc tag?

Posted by: dagny at August 16, 2011 08:22 AM (nBOrb)

66 surely you jest

Posted by: phoenixgirl at August 16, 2011 08:19 AM (eOXTH)
I thought I was in Bizarro AoS when I read that.

Posted by: Captain Hate at August 16, 2011 08:22 AM (houma)

67 Meh.

This story pegs my 'Who Gives A Fuck' meter.

Posted by: nickless at August 16, 2011 08:22 AM (MMC8r)

68 oops, I apologize, gabe did put something in there about Perry's treasonous comment.

Yeah, I disagree with Gabe's take on that too. veerything this adm does is treasonous and I count helicopter Ben as part of this adm.

Posted by: Vic at August 16, 2011 08:22 AM (M9Ie6)

69 42 You can scoff all you want, but what's Sarah's real downfall?

Toe Fashion
Posted by: franksalterego at August 16, 2011 08:11 AM (7/sDI)

I'm not sure who's toes those really are. I want to say, Andy Sullivan's?

Posted by: CoolCzech at August 16, 2011 08:23 AM (kUaEF)

70 I lost whatever respect I had for Gabe during the debt limit debate, so fuck him. Especially for making me defend Palin.

If the president does it, then it's presidential. Obama and his pet ballerina have been excoriating reporters since day one. And you don't seem to care about "tone" when the issue is gay marriage. Grow the fuck up.

You've already proven you suck at math during the debt debate. And you're definitely a social liberal.

If the horn fits, wear it, RINO-boy.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 16, 2011 08:23 AM (lbo6/)

71 Rush sure as hell has no problem seeing the Obama Administration as treasonous.

If it WERE... What on Earth would they Do Any Differently? Answer me THAT!

Posted by: CoolCzech at August 16, 2011 08:24 AM (kUaEF)

72 OK, I'm signing off the cell phone card and going back to the home network, which means back to the banhammer corner. Later roonz and roonettez!

Posted by: GGE Of The Banned at August 16, 2011 08:24 AM (UAMbQ)

73 Perry's comment is a lot more calculated and politically intelligent than you may suspect. Perry isn't out to impress New York analysts, or the Wall Street crowd in general. He already knows that they hate him, and he refreshingly doesn't try to do anything to suck up to people who hate him. In fact, he goes out of his way to poke a sharp stick in their eye. Which is what he did with the Bernank.
Perry is looking at the Voters, not at the D.C. crowd. How popular do you think Bernanke is these days? How many voters will hear Perry and say "oh, that poor Ben Bernanke, he's always looking out for us, who would say anything bad about him?"
Perry is betting that Bernanke is even more unpopular than Obama. I think that's a pretty safe bet.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 16, 2011 08:24 AM (T1boi)

74 Barkie gets called out yesterday by patriots for Biden calling us terrorists and Gabe has a bitch fit about Palin and Perry.

Which is the more important story to help defeat Barkie?

Which is more likely to cause a circular firing squad?

Whose side are you on, Gabe?

Posted by: Old grizzled gym coach at August 16, 2011 08:25 AM (QBQcg)

75 Btw what is Thilly Thully's problem with Palin's toenail polish? Is he worried he might see a reflection of her cooter and that will cause his johnson to twitch, effectively destroying his identity?

Posted by: Captain Hate at August 16, 2011 08:25 AM (houma)

76 Check Hillyer's history on Palin, Gabe. He's just a whiny little girly-boy like Davids Frum and Brooks who wet their pants at anyone, especially a woman, who takes it to Ogabe.

Did she make Pappas sad?

Posted by: beedubya at August 16, 2011 08:26 AM (AnTyA)

77 I'd rather have a division of leftists in front of me than a division of Vichy Right behind me.

Posted by: Gen. George Tea Partyin' at August 16, 2011 08:26 AM (G/MYk)

78 Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 16, 2011 08:23 AM (lbo6/)
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Why do you even come here? To show off your pure conservatism?

Posted by: Joffen at August 16, 2011 08:26 AM (EPcuy)

79 As an unemployed man, I have to say this Perry fellow says impolitic things!


Posted by: Mitt Romney, reading his dog-eared copy of Battlefield Earth at August 16, 2011 08:26 AM (FkKjr)

80 Perry's term will overlap with Bernanke's term.

I thought this position was an appointed position and subject to recall by the President. I suspect if Perry wins he will look at firing helicopter Ben. I'll have to do some research here.

Posted by: Vic at August 16, 2011 08:26 AM (M9Ie6)

81 phoenixgirl at August 16, 2011 08:18 AM

".. I would not be caught dead with that toe nastiness."

Not even Gabe can beat that.


Posted by: franksalterego at August 16, 2011 08:27 AM (7/sDI)

82 Obammy's new slogan should be "Treason, it's what's for dinner". Calling them out on it is fine to me..........................but, Oh NO! is this going to offend the "let's not be extreme" bedwetter, mushy middle, wet blanket, pussy, ghey asswipey whiners who hate any conflict and would roll over for Bammy's domestic army?

Posted by: dagny at August 16, 2011 08:27 AM (nBOrb)

83 Headlines are usually written by editors, not the reporter.

And I'll take a Politico reporter's version of anything when Daisy Fuentes starts returning my phone calls.

Seriously, Daisy, call me.

Posted by: nickless at August 16, 2011 08:28 AM (MMC8r)

84 71 Rush sure as hell has no problem seeing the Obama Administration as treasonous. Rush doesn't have to get elected president - something he both knows and freely admits.
I agree that the furor over Perry's statement is way overblown. But you can't say stupid shit like that with a vulturous media circling overhead. That's what Democrat attack ads are made of.

Posted by: Lou at August 16, 2011 08:28 AM (tmeLc)

85 The new AOSHQ platform: be polite as the country goes down in flames.

Posted by: It's Morning in the Pension Fund of America at August 16, 2011 08:28 AM (WexIn)

86 Gabriel Malor: Concern Blogger.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 16, 2011 08:28 AM (lbo6/)

87 Guess you have to believe the reporter to go with this post,

Posted by: lions at August 16, 2011 08:29 AM (6xSCS)

88 I agree that the furor over Perry's statement is way overblown. But you can't say stupid shit like that with a vulturous media circling overhead.
I agree with that. He's in, he's got a big following right now for comparatively little effort. He should keep his powder dry justa bit longer.
Then he should beat JEF like a rented mule.
Oh, was that racist?
I denounce myself.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 16, 2011 08:30 AM (sbV1u)

89 78 Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 16, 2011 08:23 AM (lbo6/) --------- Why do you even come here? To show off your pure conservatism?
Posted by: Joffen at August 16, 2011 08:26 AM (EPcuy)
He comes here to amuse me which he does. I appreciate his dependable view...it doesn't sway with the breeze or fashion.

Posted by: dagny at August 16, 2011 08:30 AM (nBOrb)

90 Sarah acted stupidly. Really? I'm sureif she did anything wrong Sarah would apologize. She would do the right thing. Unlike so many others.

Posted by: Case at August 16, 2011 08:30 AM (FD6YW)

91 Way, way off topic, but the Mrs. is having surgery on her knee this morning. (Basically having some bone shaved off, then the kneecap realigned, then screwed back in place.) Not life threatening, but it should help her with her knee pain.
The weird thing is that after 14 years of marriage (with the exception of childbirth) this is the first surgery she's had, compared to the 40 or so I've had. I don't like being on this side of the waiting room.
Anyway, please pray, burn incense, put sauce on the flying spaghetti monster, or offer up a burnt offering of hobo, as is your custom, for her. I'd appreciate it.

Posted by: Chuck Z at August 16, 2011 08:31 AM (OITDh)

92 Just saying...until the American Spectator can say what the offending headline at Fox Nation was that was taken down...this piece isn't worth much. (C'mon, couldn't the AmSpec ask around for the exact headline?). Was it something like the teaser on the tweet the Daily Caller used?

Here's the Aug 12 tweet that Alex Pappas retweeted that the Dailer Caller used to push out the original Alex Pappas article.

http://twitter.com/#!/DailyCaller/status/102087074320097280

Sarah Palin tells TheDC's @alexpappasdc in Iowa: "Could I support somebody like Mitt Romney? Yeah!" http://t.co/to2XBwt

Posted by: ltw at August 16, 2011 08:32 AM (Cbief)

93 Posted by: Chuck Z at August 16, 2011 08:31 AM (OITDh)
Would a prayer be OK too?
Jus' checkin'

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 16, 2011 08:32 AM (sbV1u)

94 Here is what Wiki says about Chairman Fed


Normal
0




As stipulated by the Banking Act of 1935, the President
appoints the seven members of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve
System; they must then be confirmed by the Senate and serve for 14 years. Once
appointed, Governors may not be removed from office for their policy views. The
chairman and vice-chairman are chosen by the President from among the sitting
Governors for four-year terms; these appointments are also subject to Senate
confirmation. In practice the chairman is often re-appointed, but cannot serve
longer than one 14-year term as governor (or, if appointed to fill a position
whose previous occupant had not served out their term, then 14 years plus the
time remaining in the previous unexpired term).

So if this is accurate the President can not fire him unless he is found to be disqualified. (There are limitations on who can be appointed)

Posted by: Vic at August 16, 2011 08:32 AM (M9Ie6)

95 Posted by: Chuck Z at August 16, 2011 08:31 AM (OITDh)
---------------
Best of luck to the missus! I will put some extra zesty sauce on the flying spaghetti monster for you and her.

Posted by: Joffen at August 16, 2011 08:33 AM (EPcuy)

96 But you can't say stupid shit like that with a vulturous media circling overhead. That's what Democrat attack ads are made of.

Posted by: Lou at August 16, 2011 08:28 AM (tmeLc)
Good! Let them try to attack Perry on that. He will make minced meat of them. The US government and the US dollar are nearly inseparable. One will not continue to exist without the other. Let the left and the Vichy Right try to attack Perry on this. LOL.

Posted by: progressoverpeace at August 16, 2011 08:33 AM (G/MYk)

97 As for the statement itself, I don't have any problem with it at all; none.

Posted by: Vic at August 16, 2011 08:33 AM (M9Ie6)

98 I'm not sure that Perry having some strong language isn't a good thing. Last time around we cringed everytime McCain stepped across the aisle. We cringed as GWB refused to defend himself. Maybe not being such a wuss all the friggin time would get the base up and ready. I'm not sure that much can be done with independents...........they may just be too stupid and will just float with whatever current is strongest.

Posted by: dagny at August 16, 2011 08:34 AM (nBOrb)

99 Posted by: Captain Hate at August 16, 2011 07:59 AM (houma)
Posted by: Joffen at August 16, 2011 08:04 AM (EPcuy)

Look at the two tough conservatives having a slap fight! If you cared half as much about the sorry state of the working man in this once great country as you do about the haircut of your favorite fascist running for president the country would be better off. But no, all you care about is yourselves, and how the election is going to affect you and your precious bank accounts and stock portfolio. Well, Obama is finally getting around to making this a fairer country, so you can kiss your ill-gotten gains goodbye.

Posted by: Peppermint Patty's BenWa balls at August 16, 2011 08:34 AM (LH6ir)

100 Because after all the bs the press has made up about Sarah Palin, I'm supposed to just accept this story as truth. Yeah, okay....
I love Palin, though she's not my first choice for a presidential candidate,I'd gladly cast a vote for her if given the opportunity. It is fascinating however to watch the never ending pettybitch fest that both sides participate in regarding all things Palin.

Posted by: mugiwara at August 16, 2011 08:34 AM (W7ffl)

101 89 dagny

yeah no kidding....because the one you were addressing seemed reasonable yesterday, but sunday was a fool....beginning to remind me of the biggest idiot of them all..........

Posted by: phoenixgirl at August 16, 2011 08:35 AM (eOXTH)

102 Posted by: Peppermint Patty's BenWa balls at August 16, 2011 08:34 AM (LH6ir)
Ah, CBD! You crazy scamp!
I memorized your hash just for this!

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 16, 2011 08:35 AM (sbV1u)

103 Geez, I'd hate to hear what they'd say about me nowadays.

Posted by: Pavel Milyukov at August 16, 2011 08:35 AM (FkKjr)

104 Best wishes, ChuckZ.

Look at it as on opportunity to show her how much you love her by pampering her as she recuperates.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 16, 2011 08:35 AM (lbo6/)

105 Why do you even come here? To show off your pure conservatism? Posted by: Joffen at August 16, 2011 08:26 AM (EPcuy)
And you should see what he can do with his tongue!

Posted by: Typical perverted moron at August 16, 2011 08:36 AM (LH6ir)

106 Since I implicitly trust the media, reporters, and Faux, I am now convinced that Sarah is unpresidential and evil to boot. I shall never scream "Go Sarahcuda!" again.

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 16, 2011 08:36 AM (jVKZG)

107 Why do you even come here? To show off your pure conservatism?
Posted by: Joffen at August 16, 2011 08:26 AM (EPcuy) Word to the wise Joffen, for someone who recently showed up here during election season you sure attack a lot of people. I recommend you get the lay of the land before you indiscriminately make negative comments about anyone.



Posted by: Vic at August 16, 2011 08:36 AM (M9Ie6)

108 Sean,
Yes, prayer is good, too.

Posted by: Chuck Z at August 16, 2011 08:36 AM (OITDh)

109 94
Here is what Wiki says about Chairman Fed

As stipulated by the Banking Act of 1935, the President
appoints the seven members of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve
System; they must then be confirmed by the Senate and serve for 14 years. Once
appointed, Governors may not be removed from office for their policy views.


What about for incompetence?

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at August 16, 2011 08:37 AM (McHnx)

110 I memorized your hash just for this!

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 16, 2011 08:35 AM (sbV1u)
I knew it looked familiar; well done though

Posted by: Captain Hate at August 16, 2011 08:38 AM (houma)

111 Posted by: Chuck Z at August 16, 2011 08:31 AM (OITDh)
I hate being the one in the waiting room. Just a head's up. There's a low carb diet called the "zone" by Barry Sears. It's an anti-inflammation diet. She might want to look into it as she's recuperating, it really speeds things along. It literally rids you of all your aches and pains that aren't "big mechanical" within 48 hours. Just look under zone classic at the zonediet website.

Posted by: dagny at August 16, 2011 08:38 AM (nBOrb)

112 Alex is a female.

Posted by: Sock Puppet Du Jour at August 16, 2011 08:38 AM (iniPz)

113 The list of candidates whom Palin has previously endorsed include the global financial industry corporatists Romney and Perry. Nothing new there.

That Palin chose to personally make a berating phone call before reading what a journalist actually wrote was unimpressive and inappropriate, especially if she wants us to believe her statesmanship qualities. During the '08 campaign as the VP, her (assigned?) receptionist handed her a crank phone call to take without vetting. That was unfortunate. But Palin's had plenty of time to vet and amass her own people, and if she can't do everything herself (who can?), they should be the one's researching details and making polite inquiries on her behalf before she actually gets involved slinging mud.

So charismatic candidates fly off the handle and go too far casting erroneous judgment. Nothing new there.

Yes, American voters are in fighting mode. But creating shit that wasn't already there only mires us further unless we get over it without distraction.

Posted by: maverick muse at August 16, 2011 08:38 AM (lpWVn)

114 Posted by: Chuck Z at August 16, 2011 08:36 AM (OITDh)
Roger.
Just a reminder, that Stetsons, coins, track pads from the last foray in the sandbox, shiny cal .50 rounds from your epic Table VI runand other C-DAT regalia are not appropriate recovery gifts.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 16, 2011 08:38 AM (sbV1u)

115 Look at the two tough conservatives having a slap fight!

Yeah. I'm gonna need a recount.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 16, 2011 08:39 AM (lbo6/)

116 99
Posted by: Captain Hate at August 16, 2011 07:59 AM (houma)


Posted by: Joffen at August 16, 2011 08:04 AM (EPcuy)

Look
at the two tough conservatives having a slap fight! If you cared half
as much about the sorry state of the working man in this once great
country as you do about the haircut of your favorite fascist running
for president the country would be better off. But no, all you care
about is yourselves, and how the election is going to affect you and
your precious bank accounts and stock portfolio. Well, Obama is finally
getting around to making this a fairer country, so you can kiss your
ill-gotten gains goodbye.


Posted by: Peppermint Patty's BenWa balls at August 16, 2011 08:34 AM (LH6ir)

Oh! I see! Not a fool, just Charlie Brown's shit stirring Moby.

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at August 16, 2011 08:40 AM (McHnx)

117 What about for incompetence?
That would disqualify all of the fed govs and leave no one to pick.

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at August 16, 2011 08:40 AM (0OJd9)

118 Frank Sinatra knew how to handle reporters and photographers

Posted by: kbdabear at August 16, 2011 08:40 AM (Y+DPZ)

119 Posted by: Chuck Z at August 16, 2011 08:31 AM (OITDh)

Good point. I would much rather go under the knife or have some unpleasant procedure than have to stand around feeling stupid and anxious and useless while my wife has to go through it.

Good luck.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at August 16, 2011 08:40 AM (LH6ir)

120 Best wishes to the wife, Chuck Z ; I'm sure she'll feel great when the recuperation is over and the knee pain is just a vague memory.

Btw, I didn't mention it here because I was busy with other things (obviously) but I became a grandfather for the first time on Saturday.

Posted by: Captain Hate at August 16, 2011 08:40 AM (houma)

121 I'm sure both comments should be decried as racist.

Posted by: Tom In Korea at August 16, 2011 08:40 AM (OXB7R)

122 Except Maverick, that she apparently didn't choose to "personally make a berating phone call". Someone on her staff did.

But hey, facts be damned!

Posted by: GMan at August 16, 2011 08:41 AM (sxq57)

123 What about for incompetence?

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at August 16, 2011 08:37 AM (McHnx)
Evidently not. But if it was up to me I would pull a Jackson and totally eliminate the Fed. That would get rid of all of them.

Posted by: Vic at August 16, 2011 08:41 AM (M9Ie6)

124 Frank Sinatra knew how to handle reporters and photographers
He ate steak dinners off their naked torsos?
Oh, sorry, that waswhores. Never mind, I get the two confused all the time.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 16, 2011 08:41 AM (sbV1u)

125 8
So did Ace take the co-bloggers, along with AllahPuke and Poppin' to
meet with Top Men of the stoopid party and get all sorts of inside
information on what a dunce Sarah Palin and all the Tea Party members
are? Were Rove and Mike Castle there?


Posted by: Captain Hate at August 16, 2011 07:45 AM (houma)

I was there as well.

Posted by: Dana PeRINO at August 16, 2011 08:42 AM (EL+OC)

126 Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 16, 2011 08:28 AM (lbo6/)

LOL!

Posted by: Kurt at August 16, 2011 08:42 AM (/DG71)

127 It's amusing to me that "the most conservative electable" crowd are the first to slam real conservatives. RINOs can be our worst enemies. Think Scott Brown. The time and money spent to get him elected was a complete waste.

I'm a huge WFB fan but the misunderstanding of his rule has caused a lot of the problem we have now. The elected political body has become increasingly more liberal moving the Overton window way to the left.

The mistake is that some believe that electing any old RINO is better than the Democrat.

Buckley did not care if someone was a Republican or Democrat. He was for the more conservative. His BuckPac was the reason Lieberman won the Senate seat in CT over Lowell Weicker.

Reagan today , after seeing how far down the road to socialist hell we've gone, I believe, would change his 11th Commandment to read "Thou shalt not speak ill of any Republican" to "Thou shalt not speak ill of any Conservative".

Palin takes it to Ogabe, the media, and the entire left. I have yet to get an answer from the Palin-phobes here to the question of what policy disagreements they have with her.

Posted by: beedubya at August 16, 2011 08:42 AM (AnTyA)

128 Who's made a bigger ass of himself in this thread? Gabe or joffen?

Posted by: It's Morning in the Pension Fund of America at August 16, 2011 08:44 AM (WexIn)

129 Joffen congrats on getting off of the welfare but don't think it authorizes you to be the comment cop. I look forward to laughing at EOJs response to you.

As for this post, I wish the people who are so tired of Sarah Palin would act like the Washington Post and stamp their feet and say lah lah lah I cannot hear Sarah Palin and I am not going to write about her for a month, except to write about not writing about her.

Sarah Palin is now criticized because she is not sufficiently deferential to the press? Seriously?

I cannot spare this woman. She fights.

And there is a reason why she doesn't act like a presidential candidate. SHE ISNT ONE!!!

Like I said yesterday. Why don't we all make up our own standards of conduct for how Palin should act then get all offended when she does not abide by our made up rules.

Posted by: blaster at August 16, 2011 08:44 AM (Fw2Gg)

130 Sean Bannion,

But empty 25mm brass from my epic Table VIII run makes very pretty bud vases and candlestick holders!

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 16, 2011 08:45 AM (lbo6/)

131 Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 16, 2011 08:38 AM (sbV1u)
What! That's all the get well gift ideas I had!
Posted by: Captain Hate at August 16, 2011 08:40 AM (houma)
Congrats! Time to buy a new gun to commemorate. Pink or blue stock?

Posted by: Chuck Z at August 16, 2011 08:45 AM (OITDh)

132 I know this has been said before, but perhaps it's a good idea to try not to piss each other off.

Posted by: Joffen at August 16, 2011 08:04 AM (EPcuy)

...and you do that by telling someone to STFU up?? Got it

Posted by: beedubya at August 16, 2011 08:45 AM (AnTyA)

133 Wook! I can see Uwanus fwum heah!

Posted by: Bawney Fwank, behind Gabe, with a telescope at August 16, 2011 08:46 AM (A1Zmj)

134 I understand that Governor Palin has been taking fire from asshole
reporters for three years now. I get that her life is basically a media
circus.

Media circus? How about a free-fire zone? Understand the difference, Gabe?

She had a friggin stalker move in next door, trying to peep on her and her family and waiting to write some shit about who knows what. But, Gabe calls this, "a media circus". Gabe, you're a lawyer, aren't you? Do all stalking cases get classified as "circuses" in court? Is that how you legal brains view stalking?

And having people just make up the nastiest stuff in the world and splashing it all over headlines for everyone to read ... just a circus. Nothing to see here, other than a clown or two having some fun with the Palins. 'That family needs more of a sense of humor,' says Gabe.

Posted by: progressoverpeace at August 16, 2011 08:46 AM (G/MYk)

135 GM,

You are correct. We should not embrace behavior on our side that we would excoriate on the other. Heck, most of us would not want to see this type of thing from our kids! Palin ought to apologize.

I am very excited about Perry. But he is going to be attacked by the media relentlessly because he can win. There is no need to hand them the rope with which they will hang him.

Posted by: jhp2 at August 16, 2011 08:46 AM (UUHw0)

136 Posted by: Peppermint Patty's BenWa balls at August 16, 2011 08:34 AM (LH6ir)

What a transparent taker you are. You talk about taking the fruits of others labor and giving it to others as if that is somehow fair. You idiotically equate punishing those who risked all to gain more, with making this country better. You are as petty and selfish as your argument and what you would make of this country. You're too stupid to look around the world at the collapse brought about by the very "fairness" you spew out of your petty selfishness. You, and your ilk, are pathetic in your envy, your laziness and your sense of entitlement to that which you have no right.

Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at August 16, 2011 08:47 AM (jx2j9)

137 Congrats! Time to buy a new gun to commemorate. Pink or blue stock?

Posted by: Chuck Z at August 16, 2011 08:45 AM (OITDh)
A 12 gauge with extra bluing would be nice

Posted by: Captain Hate at August 16, 2011 08:47 AM (houma)

138 o yay. a cob trolling the front page again.

Well, I guess it's better than no posts at all.

Posted by: original signed at August 16, 2011 08:47 AM (YCuex)

139 Aw, Prissy little Sarah had another little meltdown! What happened? Did she catch her husband banging one of the interns? She's getting a little scaggy in her old age; it's only a matter of time before he dumps her. At least Obama doesn't lash out like this; he is far too intelligent and prepared for the press. Maybe all of you wingnuts will figure that out next November when he whips you like he did in 2008.

Posted by: Peace Out! at August 16, 2011 08:47 AM (KaAC5)

140 We hear all the time "why do we get squishy candidates who recite carefully focus grouped sound bites"

This is why.

But hey, let's not take risks, let's go with overcautious and overcoached candidates who won't take chances.

Christie? Ohhhhh, way too much of a loose cannon. Let's go with Huntsman who'll sit quietly when the MBM inevitably turns on him the day after the nomination like they did McCain.

Posted by: kbdabear at August 16, 2011 08:47 AM (Y+DPZ)

141 Peppermint Patty is a sock.

Posted by: dagny at August 16, 2011 08:47 AM (nBOrb)

142 A woman whose church burned down mysteriously is oversensitive. Who'd a thunk it.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at August 16, 2011 08:48 AM (FkKjr)

143 Just a word about the "independents" turning on Perry. I was impressed during the Iowa events that it came out that both Bachmann and Perry were dems at some point. That fact may give cover to both dems and independents to vote for either of them. I know lots of dems who are fed up with Bammy-they feel he is incompetent. Normally they would stay home before voting repub, but they may be willing to vote for a former dem. I intend to play that aspect up.

Posted by: chillin the most at August 16, 2011 08:48 AM (6IV8T)

144 But empty 25mm brass from my epic Table VIII run makes very pretty bud vases and candlestick holders!
Bah! 25mm. Child's toy.
Now....120mm, that's a man's gun.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 16, 2011 08:48 AM (sbV1u)

145 At least Obama doesn't lash out like this; he is far
too intelligent scripted and prepared tipped off ahead of time for the press. Maybe all of you wingnuts
will figure that out next November when he whips you like he did in
2008.

Posted by: Peace Out! at August 16, 2011 08:47 AM

FIFY, and without using the teleprompter even once

Posted by: The Fixer at August 16, 2011 08:49 AM (Y+DPZ)

146 Posted by: Vic at August 16, 2011
08:36 AM (M9Ie6)
------------------
I've been here since before Obamacare passed, so I'm pretty familiar with the lay of the land, Vic. I admit sometimes I get frustrated that we get into circular firing squads and then I take part in them. I realize my comment to Jeff was out of line. I apologize.

Posted by: Joffen at August 16, 2011 08:50 AM (HvCPS)

147 Posted by: beedubya at August 16, 2011 08:42 AM
You seem to be the one who's rewriting the Buckley Rule to serve your own ends. "The most rightward electable candidate." That would be Scott Brown over Martha Coakley. That would be Marco Rubio over Charlie Crist and Kendrick Meek. That would, unfortunately, have been Castle over Coons.
Buckley worked against only three major Republican candidates - John Lindsay, Charles Goodell, and Lowell Weicker. In all three cases, thenon-Republican was actually more conservative than the Republican. That is not nearly true today.
Today, only Communists and organized-labor toadies win Democrat Senate primaries. Scott Brown may be a squishy moderate, but Martha Coakley made him look like Allen West by comparison. Which is why we were right to support him and help him win.

Posted by: Lou at August 16, 2011 08:50 AM (tmeLc)

148 Posted by: s☺mej☼e at August 16, 2011 08:40 AM (McHnx)

Not a moby. I resent that.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at August 16, 2011 08:50 AM (LH6ir)

149 If you don't see Gunrunner and Gunwalker as treasonous, if you don't see Fed policies that will reduce the value of your money (and enrich a lot of democrats because of their political affiliation) as treasonous, what would it take?

Posted by: Jack at August 16, 2011 08:50 AM (8IAHO)

150 Yeah, instead of Palin or Perry we should go with someone who can "reach across the aisle" and who looks at everyone as his "friends" possibly he/she should let everyone know that there is nothing to be "feared" in Obama or should announce that some of Obama's worst faults or even his middle name are "off limits". Then said candidate can adopt ghey rinos as their constant companions and advisors. With any luck said candidate will get bored with campaigning half way through and give it up because that would be the nice thing.

Posted by: dagny at August 16, 2011 08:52 AM (nBOrb)

151 At least Obama doesn't lash out like this; he is far too intelligent and prepared for the press.
How do you know that? Did you catch him at his last presser in our 57th state? Or did a corpse-man tell you?
Probably was speaking in Austrian so you didn't really catch his meaning.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 16, 2011 08:52 AM (sbV1u)

152 Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 16, 2011 08:41 AM (sbV1u)

You will be hearing from our attorney. That is libel.

Posted by: Prostitutes of America (media office) at August 16, 2011 08:53 AM (LH6ir)

153 I don't think Sarahcuda has a thin skin. Just look at how she stayed in office and managed to govern Alaska so effectively despite those repeated attacks by leftists.

Posted by: Christine O'Donnell at August 16, 2011 08:53 AM (iRlbA)

154 148
Posted by: s☺mej☼e at August 16, 2011 08:40 AM (McHnx)

Not a moby. I resent resemble that.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at August 16, 2011 08:50 AM (LH6ir)

FIFY (fool)

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at August 16, 2011 08:53 AM (McHnx)

155 Michelle Bachmann, you magnificent bastard!

Posted by: Roy at August 16, 2011 08:54 AM (VndSC)

156 Thank God a true conservative patriot like Perry would never do anything "almost treasonous", like pander to the open borders lobby.

Posted by: Tom Tancredo at August 16, 2011 08:55 AM (Cu7Ii)

157 Now....120mm, that's a man's gun.

Pfft.

I might almost be convinced if I hadn't seen so many tankers whose legs hadn't atrophied because they never got off their tanks.

"Hot chow? Hand it up to me - sssttrreeeeettccchhh!!! Whew! Thought I might have to put my feet on the ground for a second. Close one!"

"Local security? Don't we have infantry for that?"

Pbbbbbbttthhhhhtt!

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 16, 2011 08:55 AM (lbo6/)

158 The world is burning down around us and we are worried about this kind of shit?
We really are the party of stupid.

Posted by: MarkC at August 16, 2011 08:55 AM (yPPVC)

159 Third-hand report of a second-rate communications operation (i.e., how stories get their slugs). Not exactly a first-rate news item.

I've been playing nice and leaving most of the Palin threads alone, but when the HQ can flog this an item, why should I practice restraint?

Let's see, does this thread have the usual "She hasn't taken time to get informed" accusation? Hmmm. Ahh, check. Howbout the "She needs to announce already" declaration by people who's day job is not to get people elected? Several.

May as well start a "Ron Paul Is Nuts" thread. That way you get the crazy, and the hits in the high hundreds before noon.

Posted by: K~Bob at August 16, 2011 08:56 AM (9b6FB)

160 The morning Doom is up

Posted by: Vic at August 16, 2011 08:57 AM (M9Ie6)

161
Except Maverick, that she apparently didn't choose to "personally make a berating phone call". Someone on her staff did.But hey, facts be damned!


Posted by: GMan

Facts?

1. From what you write, she vetted and hired incompetency for her staff.

2. You're preaching to the choir, GMan. I supported Sarah Palin during her initial unpopularity here with this crowd. I don't dislike Palin the person. But given her cumulative endorsements ("fusionist"?), I wouldn't "believe" in her any more than in any other politician. They're all opportunists riding the wave of their choice to corrupted power.

3. I don't follow Palin's facebook diary. I responded to what Gabe printed before this thread of comments. If Gabe's criticizing Palin for failing to research a source while Gabe himself fails to research a source, teh funny.

Posted by: maverick muse at August 16, 2011 08:57 AM (lpWVn)

162 I give Palin leeway here, because they have been assholes to her. And, let's not get our panties in a wad over Perry's remarks...Jesus effin Christ. Unpresidential? Really? The elites and the media may not approve, but so what.

Posted by: changer1701 at August 16, 2011 08:57 AM (xktXL)

163 "Local security? Don't we have infantry for that?" Pbbbbbbttthhhhhtt!
Yes, but you sure do loves you some M-1 exhaust when the wind chill was about -20, didn't you?
I was a scout for a while too, for a Bn Cdr who had some kind of weird obsession with seeing his scouts dismount all too frequently. Stealthy, dontcha know.
So while I felt your pain, it only confirmed that I rather enjoyed my 70-ton LBE. Or 13-ton in the case of the M-113 (yes, yes, I am that old).

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 16, 2011 08:59 AM (sbV1u)

164 I'm waiting to see her camp's response it. Don't care very much about it, but it will be interesting to hear the other version of what happened. Something about this story does not ring right.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at August 16, 2011 09:00 AM (VM1tJ)

165 My own take: (No, I haven't read the comments, why do you ask?): The Pappas story is kind of dumb on all sides except, possibly, Pappas's. Palin and team should have understood better where the headline came from and raised heck with the appropriate party (whoever is in charge of the FoxNation aggregation), and FoxNation should not have chosen such a misleading headline.

On the Perry story, I'm not sure exactly what you want here. If he says it any less forcefully it either gets completely ignored or panned as milquetoast. Of course a candidate is going to be hyperbolic and say things that are a little over the top. That said, I heard the quote, and it didn't strike me as "unpresidential." He wasn't just decrying the monetary policy, but specifically the politicization of monetary policy. You can agree or disagree that teh Bernanke is politicizing policy, but if you agree with it, wouldn't you think (in the hyperbolic terms of a presidential campaign) that it was "almost treasonous?"

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at August 16, 2011 09:00 AM (8y9MW)

166 If you don't see Gunrunner and Gunwalker as
treasonous, if you don't see Fed policies that will reduce the value of
your money (and enrich a lot of democrats because of their political
affiliation) as treasonous, what would it take?

Posted by: Jack at August 16, 2011 08:50 AM (8IAHO)
If the Berlin campaign rally for US Precedent didn't do it for people nothing will - though that was not treasonous, just totally un-Constitutional, illegal, and the most repulsive electoral act one could think of (other than refusing to release even the most basic data establishing his eligibility).

For the hard-of-thinking, Barky continued with the World Traitor Tour. Any self-respecting nation would have refused to let such an ass back into the country, or would have jailed him promptly upon re-entry. Barky's just lucky that this nation has no self-respect (as proven by his election, in any event).But ... even the World Traitor Tour didn't seem to work (not a single public mention of the treasonous nature of it from any of our politicos or any of the "intelligentsia" of the right) so the Indonesian had to continue on with one
treasonous act after another. Allying with enemies and attacking US
States ..."But, don't anyone say anything. Shhhhhhhh."

Posted by: progressoverpeace at August 16, 2011 09:00 AM (G/MYk)

167
Palin is just doing a Breitbart to draw the media into her clever toenail trap.
Having not learned from the crib notes on her hand, all she has to do is paint
"H i M o m" across one set of toes and "W T F ? ?" on the other.

and then just dangle them under a desk as bait for a willing photographer.

Posted by: AE at August 16, 2011 09:00 AM (YYjeh)

168 Fox mangled it in support of their boy Romney. Her staff should have been bitching at Fox

Palin's employer.

Posted by: maverick muse at August 16, 2011 09:00 AM (lpWVn)

169 #152: How can you tell the difference between a prostitute and a prostitute's attorney?

Posted by: AmishDude at August 16, 2011 09:02 AM (73tyQ)

170 I'm supposed to take a piece that contains the quote "innocent reporter" seriously. Seriously?
And containing Politico "witnesses"?
Is this a screenplay for Redford's next movie?

Posted by: jeannebodine at August 16, 2011 09:02 AM (nvlAW)

171 Just a reminder, that Stetsons ... are not appropriate recovery gifts.

Since when is a Stetson not an appropriate recovery gift?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at August 16, 2011 09:04 AM (8y9MW)

172 Is this a screenplay for Redford's next movie?
Gabe's audition.

Posted by: maverick muse at August 16, 2011 09:04 AM (lpWVn)

173 She seems to have really, really wanted to make the point that she was not endorsing Romney. I wonder why.

Posted by: nohype at August 16, 2011 09:05 AM (9yfLe)

174 169
#152: How can you tell the difference between a prostitute and a prostitute's attorney?





The prostitute just screws people, the lawyer screws them over?

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at August 16, 2011 09:06 AM (McHnx)

175 Thank God a true conservative patriot like Perry
would never do anything "almost treasonous", like pander to the open
borders lobby.


Posted by: Tom Tancredo

apropos

Posted by: maverick muse at August 16, 2011 09:06 AM (lpWVn)

176 As long as every democrat including the VP and ALL the MFM outlets can call me a terrorist for having a differing fiscal philosophy I see no problem with Perry calling others who differ fiscally "almost treasonous"

Posted by: fire with fire at August 16, 2011 09:09 AM (lcwvr)

177 Look at the bright side, this beats another post breathlessly updating us on the crusade to legitimize...um...a certain contractual relationship between two individuals who share the same chromosome configuration.

Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth at August 16, 2011 09:10 AM (9CM5J)

178 Since when is a Stetson not an appropriate recovery gift?
Well, if you're a tanker or a cavalryman, it's always a gift of good taste.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 16, 2011 09:10 AM (sbV1u)

179 You know, if Palin had said that The Chairsatan should be put on trial for turning our currency into the Laughingstock of Harare, Gabe and Ace would be calling for her to officially foreswear any thought of running.

Instead, Perry says something inflammatory, but sensible, and he gets a pass for it.

Go figger...

Posted by: section9 at August 16, 2011 09:10 AM (H6lGz)

180 Yes, but you sure do loves you some M-1 exhaust when the wind chill was about -20, didn't you?

Damn. Guilty.



Lol @ "70-ton LBE." Haven't heard that in a while.

And I feel ya on the BN CDR thing. That's what sucked about being mech. One third of the time, you'd get one who thought you were some type of tanker, the next guy would say "fuck that, we're light infantry!" And the next guy would have actually read the doctrine and let us do it the way we were trained.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 16, 2011 09:10 AM (lbo6/)

181 Perry calls a spade a spade about printing more money being almost treasonous.

I believe it is and anyone with any kind of retirement savings better be moving to gold before the value evaporates by the "almost treasonous printing of more money"

Posted by: TexBob at August 16, 2011 09:11 AM (7cXE7)

182 #174: this one's a layup:
One is a disease-ridden ho-bag with no morals who exploits people in their desperation and misery, promising rewards while taking them for every dime they have.

The other is a prostitute.

Posted by: AmishDude at August 16, 2011 09:11 AM (73tyQ)

183 Today, only Communists and organized-labor toadies win Democrat Senate
primaries. Scott Brown may be a squishy moderate, but Martha Coakley
made him look like Allen West by comparison.

Really...on which votes..or stated policy positions would you base that?

Posted by: beedubya at August 16, 2011 09:16 AM (AnTyA)

184 I don't mind Perry's statement at all. I hope he calls the sale/trade/gift of more mil-technology to Russia and the Chinese as near-treasonous, too.

When the Cold War was hot, this kind of stuff would have been discussed openly, at high levels, as treason. Now we just let everything go, like it's supposed to make us look better to the rest of the world.

Yeah, better soft, better slow, better weakness. Way more better.

Posted by: K~Bob at August 16, 2011 09:19 AM (9b6FB)

185 You know, when I came out and said that I had decided to no longer be a palin fan girl because of things I had heard and observed you all jumped all over me. I didn't care, things I'd heard and observed were really bothering me and I could no longer in good conscience completely defend this woman. I figured she would eventually do something or say something to the absolute wrong person and the curtain would begin to be removed. If you are honest with yourself and you substitute the president for palin you get exactly what's a major problem in the WH to this day. The occupant fails to get all the information before pouncing and making up his mind. I don't think anyone wants to have someone with he same communication problem take the job no matter what letter comes after their name on the ballot.

I posted this last night as I watched some of the liberal blogs pick it up.

"Put simply,Dominionism means that Christians have a God-given right to
rule all earthly institutions. Originating among some of America’s most
radical theocrats, it’s long had an influence on religious-right
education and political organizing. But because it seems sooutré,
getting ordinary people to take it seriously can be difficult. Most
writers, myself included, who explore it have been called paranoid." link

over
the weekend i encountered someone who maintained that perry was
"dangerously religious" and I shut him down and I realize now, this was
probably the article he was using as his source. Ugh, people are just
nuts.

Posted by: curious at August 16, 2011 09:21 AM (k1rwm)

186 Really...on which votes..or stated policy positions would you base that?
Not to answer this question directly, but Scott Brown is the reason we don't have a Dream Act right now. He was the deciding vote against.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at August 16, 2011 09:22 AM (VM1tJ)

187 And in other news not as important as what Palin and Perry say, the "good Germans" continue with their flash mob robberies. But, of course, that is not important.

Posted by: chillin the most at August 16, 2011 09:24 AM (6IV8T)

188 this just got me pissed last night as I thought how hypocritical they are.

Posted by: curious at August 16, 2011 09:25 AM (k1rwm)

189 Maybe Palin would have been OK if she'd said, "hold on, sweetie," to Mr. Pappas, instead.

Posted by: K~Bob at August 16, 2011 09:25 AM (9b6FB)

190 Word from the street is that Ron Paul wants all of the Joo gold for himself.

I'm convinced it's true, and I'm a little concerned that he'll hurt the GOP brand, - of course, Ron Paul no longer being a fringe Republican from Texas, and all.

Posted by: Concerned Christian Conservative at August 16, 2011 09:26 AM (/ZZCn)

191 He was the deciding vote against.

No he didn't decide to "vote against it". He decided that he would stay with the Party position on the filibuster, unlike on a lot of other bills in which he stabbed the Party in the back and were just as bad.

Posted by: Vic at August 16, 2011 09:27 AM (M9Ie6)

192 Posted by: K~Bob at August 16, 2011 09:25 AM (9b6FB)

I mean no one could access the pappas article on the iphone for her to read before she made the call? And, sorry but what gives her the right to yell at anyone? Why cause she heard a younger voice and she can't seem to get anything across to her own kids so she's going to yell at someone else's kid.

she just looks bad, again.

Posted by: curious at August 16, 2011 09:27 AM (k1rwm)

193 And, sorry but what gives her the right to yell at
anyone?

Posted by: curious at August 16, 2011 09:27 AM (k1rwm)
The Constitution

Posted by: Captain Hate at August 16, 2011 09:29 AM (houma)

194 It's alive

Posted by: Meow Mix Public Opinion Poll at August 16, 2011 09:30 AM (9CM5J)

195 of course, Ron Paul no longer being a fringe Republican from Texas, and all.


Posted by: Concerned Christian Conservative at August 16, 2011 09:26 AM (/ZZCn)
Ron Paul said he wouldn't violate Pakistan's sovereignty to kill Bin Laden. He will never be anything more than a fringe nutjob and an embarassment.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at August 16, 2011 09:32 AM (FkKjr)

196 You seemed to be just saying stuff to cause shit. I don't think we need
to rile each other up when the other side is out for blood. I know
Palin's not a candidate but she's a conservative. When the media attacks
a conservative they mean to attack all of us.


I know this has been said before, but perhaps it's a good idea to try not to piss each other off.<<<Joffen

This from the "STFU" guy?

Posted by: Kerry at August 16, 2011 09:32 AM (a/VXa)

197 Shift change. This morning we are coherent and capable of using paragraphs. Sort of.

Posted by: sybil at August 16, 2011 09:32 AM (9CM5J)

198
192
> I mean no one could access the pappas article on the iphone for her to read before she made the call?

Yeah, I'm sure every staff is going to do total due diligence on every story every time. Like Vic said, the error was in the Fox newsers' making the headline look like Palin was "Endorsing!!!" Romney. This is why news agencies are terrible at communications. Ironic, but all too true.

If that ticked her off a lil' bit, I'm fine with her letting someone, somewhere know it.

Posted by: K~Bob at August 16, 2011 09:33 AM (9b6FB)

199 The story at Fox Nation is gone, the writer doesn't know what it said, but, clearly Sarah Palin was at fault for jumping the gun.

Oh, and of course Pappas is an angel, coming from someone who knew him since Junior High. I'm sure we can rely on their unbiased view.

Fact is, that the Palin team invited over a 3rd party to witness the exchange - it's not like they did this on the downlow. People are who are being assholes merely to be assholes like to do it under the radar, not with witnesses (see: JEF).

Really? This is what passes as postworthy?

And by-the-by, destroying the currency by printing money like crazy - which is KNOWN to have deleterious effects: Yeah. That's treasonous. How dare anyone call Bernyankme on it.

Posted by: blindside at August 16, 2011 09:35 AM (x7g7t)

200 Can someone tell Gabe and DrewM, etc., we get it, they don't like Palin...

We
Get
It.

Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2011 09:36 AM (X6akg)

201 183 Really...on which votes..or stated policy positions would you base that?

Cut, Cap, and Balance, which he voted for,for starters. Don't even get into this, because there's no way you're objectively going to prove that Martha Coakley is more conservative than Scott Brown. It's a fool's errand even to try.

All you'll do is arouse the libido of a few RINO-hunters who are still angry we won a House majority despite their best efforts.

Posted by: Lou at August 16, 2011 09:38 AM (tmeLc)

202 Good grief- the couriuos is back [yes, I know I misspelled] and I am gone from this thread. There is a new tool around also who uses similar syntax- you know who you are. Tag team?

Posted by: museisluse at August 16, 2011 09:38 AM (4Lj43)

203 You know, the more I think about it, this entire thread is almost treasonous.


It just is, OK? Don't ask why. Treasonous basterds.

Posted by: Harry Treasoner at August 16, 2011 09:38 AM (9b6FB)

204 Maybe Palin can use this for another reality show. Because we all want are Presidents to be reality stars. Kim Kardashian for VP!!!

Posted by: polynikes at August 16, 2011 09:40 AM (r8Vu0)

205 File Under: Men With Heat

Posted by: franksalterego at August 16, 2011 09:40 AM (7/sDI)

206 Just a personal observation: For a writer at American Spectator, Quin Hillyer seems to spend a disproportionate amount of time being full of shit. That is my recollection, anyways.

Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth at August 16, 2011 09:40 AM (9CM5J)

207 glen beck is playing the comments by perry now.

Posted by: curious at August 16, 2011 09:40 AM (k1rwm)

208
>> Lol @ "70-ton LBE." Haven't heard that in a while.
Hah. I thought most treadheads would rather take their tanks with em.

Posted by: Shadowy Zionists at August 16, 2011 09:40 AM (M+59S)

209 Let's all have a round of applause for "Lou." Keep fighting the good fight, Lou.

Posted by: The Mike Castle Fan Club at August 16, 2011 09:41 AM (9CM5J)

210 I'm sorry for being such a complete and utter tool in this thread. Guess I'm having a bad day. Ugh!

Posted by: Joffen at August 16, 2011 09:42 AM (xJlZG)

211 All you'll do is arouse the libido of a few RINO-hunters who are still angry we won a House majority despite their best efforts.

Posted by: Lou at August 16, 2011 09:38 AM (tmeLc)
Hold on a second; I'm pretty much with you that Scotty Centerfold was probably the best that could be hoped for to fill the Murderer of Chappaquiddick's seat (although he's been a shameless attention hound once in office and is all over the place on individual votes for a purported Tea Party candidate); but I don't recall any RINO haters complaining about the House results. It was the likes of Rove that torpedoed GOP hopefuls so if anybody was angry it would be his ilk.

Posted by: Captain Hate at August 16, 2011 09:44 AM (houma)

212 No he didn't decide to "vote against it". He decided that he would stay
with the Party position on the filibuster, unlike on a lot of other
bills in which he stabbed the Party in the back and were just as bad.
If Coakley was in, the Dream Act would have passed. I don't know what you're saying here. I'm on your side, by the way.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at August 16, 2011 09:45 AM (VM1tJ)

213 "Fed governors serve staggered 14-year terms to insulate them from
political pressures, but Fed chairmen serve four-year terms that can be
renewed only if the President and the Senate so choose. Bernanke's term
as chairman expires Jan. 31, 2010, which means that President-elect
Barack Obama will get to decide whether to keep Bernanke on the job or
nominate a successor. " link

obviously the page hasn't been updated but I think it's safe to assume that perry would exercise his presidential discretion as regards uncle benny.

Posted by: curious at August 16, 2011 09:45 AM (k1rwm)

214 209 Let's all have a round of applause for "Lou." Keep fighting the good fight, Lou.
Hear, hear!

Posted by: Christine O'Donnell's Nonexistent Senate Staffers at August 16, 2011 09:46 AM (tmeLc)

215
206
> Quin Hillyer

I think I recall having that same recollection.

Posted by: Harry Treasoner at August 16, 2011 09:46 AM (9b6FB)

216 friggin sock

Posted by: Dave in Texas at August 16, 2011 09:47 AM (M+59S)

217 That "almost treasonous" remark isn't presidential at all. But it is "presidential candidate-ial."

Posted by: Apolitical, yet very concerned, citizen at August 16, 2011 09:49 AM (gTGz3)

218 Tell me about it.

Posted by: Harry Treasoner seems like a decent sort of sock at August 16, 2011 09:49 AM (9b6FB)

219 You might want to address that to the blog owner and his catamites since
they're the ones that gleefully print every fucking thing negative
about Palin; and have almost always been proven wrong. I held off from
posting anything on that pile of shit that ace posted yesterday since
the scrum was already in progress. But if Gabe is gonna pile on in his
twatty me too manner, then fuck that shit.<<<Captain Hate

You know, I like Ace and Gabe's mostly ok, but that made me chortle. Because when they go douchey, they go full Massengill, and they need to be called on it on occasion.

Posted by: Kerry at August 16, 2011 09:50 AM (a/VXa)

220 Never too early, is it...

/mumbles about rigging Thunderdome with explosives while he shuffles off in search of caffiene

Posted by: F--- Nevada! (I'm AoSHQ's DarkLord©, and I approve this message) at August 16, 2011 09:50 AM (GBXon)

221 Posted by: Christine O'Donnell's Nonexistent Senate Staffers at August 16, 2011 09:46 AM (tmeLc)

Ha ha, good point! If only they had run moderates like us in Delaware!


Posted by: Carly Fiorina's and Linda McMahon's nonexistent Senate Staffers at August 16, 2011 09:51 AM (FkKjr)

222 You think the troll that is so afraid of personal information getting out and can't shut up her stupid yap is aware she's linking her e-mail address in every comment.
What was your college major troll?

Posted by: buzzion at August 16, 2011 09:52 AM (GULKT)

223 This was both sloppy staff work and rude behavior from Palin.

^
This.

Especially the staff aspect. After all this time, it seems she still has not surrounded herself with professionals who add to her skill set. They appear to be great at promoting her and that's about it.

When Palin first hit the scene I was so excited. And, as I recall (someone can correct me here), fairly early on she was getting advice from some good people. I *think* I even remember Fred! being in the mix. In any event, I see no evidence that she ever takes that advice. Not a good quality in a leader.


I realize it is de rigeur to have to criticize another one of the "candidates" (Palin not being one, but whatever) in order to "balance" things, but I honestly did not see anything wrong with Perry's statement. I watched the clip and the way he delivered it, as well as the words themselves, was not unhinged. It's important to note the difference between describing actions (treasonous, traitorous) and labeling people. The former is standard, hard-hitting politics. It's the latter that poisons the well.


In any event, if I had to pull the lever in the primary today, Palin would be the second-lowest ranked candidate on my list, right above Ron Paul. That's really a sad thing to say considering I donated to the ticket based solely on her presence on it in 2008.

Posted by: Y-not at August 16, 2011 09:53 AM (5H6zj)

224 Yeah, Hillyer is not a Palin fan. And the best he's got against her is a rapid response against a misleading headline. In Hillyer's article:

But, really, somebody with so
much experience in the public eye should know A) that reporters
often don't write their own headlines;

Apparently, sometimes reporters do write their own headlines.

What is far more instructive than the main subject of this prissy, pissy little article is that:

1. Palin's response was fast, direct (mama grizzly herself, not a staffer) and to the point.

2. The Palin POV : she said she didn't have time for this,
that she needed to go back to the "real people" at the State Fair. Well, now.

3. And this: a Palin
press aide called Pappas back not to apologize but to say that they
now realized it was Fox and that the headline had been taken down.

She is operating at a very high level of political message management. She's running.

Posted by: mrp at August 16, 2011 09:54 AM (HjPtV)

225 Posted by: Carly Fiorina's and Linda McMahon's nonexistent Senate Staffers at August 16, 2011 09:51 AM
You're right. There's no victory like True Conservatism.

Posted by: Ken "I Hates the gays" Buck at August 16, 2011 09:55 AM (tmeLc)

226 Some of us have ALWAYS said Palin is too much like Obama in the thin-skinned dept., but this piece of political theater rings especially hollow. She called a reporter over to watch her perform with the "I don't have time for this, I'm going to go to REAL people" schtick?

Sorry. She's a loser. She's another fake. Reagan wouldn't have done that.
Then again, Reagan never acted like the only "real" Americans were the ones that adored him. He liked all Americans.

Posted by: Thea at August 16, 2011 09:56 AM (1mYui)

227 For those who missed it, on a thread yesterday evening k1rwm requested we not read or respond to her comments. (Apparently, responses are not required for her to get the credit she needs.)

Anyhoo, I plan on complying with her request... unless she attacks a moron/ette again.

Posted by: Y-not at August 16, 2011 09:56 AM (5H6zj)

228 Waal, you know, I've been trying to rephrase Perry's comment into something just as punchy but more polite.

That ain't easy to do.

"If the Benbernank prints more money between now and the election, he ain't nothin' but Obama's stooge.""If the Benbernank prints more money between now and the election, he ain't nothin' but Obama's butt-boy.""If the Benbernank prints more money between now and the election, he ain't nothin' but a low-down Washington, D.C. politician."

"Treasonous treacheroid" mebbe ain't so bad after all...

Posted by: J. Moses Browning at August 16, 2011 09:57 AM (3rKjY)

229 You're right. There's no victory like True Conservatism.

Posted by: Ken "I Hates the gays" Buck at August 16, 2011 09:55 AM (tmeLc)
Preach it, my brother.

Posted by: Dede Scozzafava at August 16, 2011 09:58 AM (9CM5J)

230 The whole "I'm going to go to REAL people" quote reeks of misquote/making shit up. Not buying it.

Posted by: Kerry at August 16, 2011 09:58 AM (a/VXa)

231 My friends.....

Posted by: Captain McQueeg at August 16, 2011 09:59 AM (9CM5J)

232 ...navel-gazing....

Posted by: ronno at August 16, 2011 10:00 AM (nQR0p)

233 Looks like AoS has it's own Andrew Sullivan. Same pet cause (Above all else including the rule of law) and now working on the same obsession.

Personally I'm curios why anyone should care about a reporter and how they're treated. Given how we have seen reporters treat their lessers (See Joe the Plumber as an example) I don't see why I should come up with any sympathy for the reporter.

And implying Palin treated the reporter badly instead of a staff member in the headline...So Washington Post.

Posted by: Tristan Phillips at August 16, 2011 10:01 AM (0tV1H)

234 Posted by: Dede Scozzafava at August 16, 2011 09:58 AM
You know the score.

Posted by: Joe Miller, Proof that Ideology = Electability at August 16, 2011 10:02 AM (tmeLc)

235 The whole "I'm going to go to REAL people" quote reeks of misquote/making shit up. Not buying it.

Yeah, but it sounds true. So that's frankly enough for me.

Posted by: Palin Hater. Ahoy! at August 16, 2011 10:02 AM (VM1tJ)

236 I plan to for the most part too. I just wanted to laugh as I imagine it freaking out that someone is going to come after it and is probably almost in tears as it writes someone an e-mail begging them to fix her mistake.

Posted by: buzzion at August 16, 2011 10:04 AM (GULKT)

237 No criticism, buzzion. You are da bomb.

Posted by: Y-not at August 16, 2011 10:05 AM (5H6zj)

238 yeah, I don't give a shit.

Posted by: Vercingetorix at August 16, 2011 10:06 AM (wLl5o)

239 BTW, buzzion, I had missed that it linked to prettypolishgirl2's yahoo email. That's mighty funny stuff.

So is it referring to the nail adornments or the Europeans?

Posted by: Y-not at August 16, 2011 10:07 AM (5H6zj)

240 "...right above Ron Paul"

Yeah, I'll make you one of my bundlers. You know you want some.

Posted by: Ron Paul!!1!1!! at August 16, 2011 10:07 AM (9b6FB)

241 If Coakley was in, the Dream Act would have passed. I don't know what you're saying here. I'm on your side, by the way.

He voted to uphold the filibuster was all I was saying. But yeah, I don't why anyone even brings up Brown in a Palin thread. He had his first ACU rating last year at 74. While he did stab us in the back several times in that lame duck session, a 74 is still orders of magnitude better than the ME sisters and better than a Democrat.

Posted by: Vic at August 16, 2011 10:07 AM (M9Ie6)

242 Re: Perry's "treasonous" comment:

When do you suggest we take the gloves off, Gabe? When we are beaten half to death by the brass knuckles the Dem's are pummeling us with?

Posted by: Spiker at August 16, 2011 10:08 AM (4t9J5)

243 Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at August 16, 2011 09:32 AM (FkKjr)

Still haven't read any of Ron Paul's books or articles at Mises.org. You couldn't face the disappointment of finding out how wrong you are.

You can't legally exonerate invading a sovereign nation with the US Military in order to commit political assassinations without allowing our enemies to do likewise.

Besides, Bin Laden was already dead. He couldn't have lived this long even if he'd wanted to, even if the US wanted him to. It was medically not feasible. Top that with CIA witnesses who saw him dying years ago in an American hospital. No cure. Yet you promote invading Pakistan as what intelligent, patriotic Americans do in order to win hearts and minds of allies enemies. Whatever the mission accomplished that night, dead men tell no lies.

Expound on the "virtue" of genocide while you're at it. As if every anti-American abroad could be annihilated. Even if possible, given so many stateside, OMNIA VANITAS.

To hell with revisionism for the ignorant.

Ron Paul's platform would cut military spending but not spending on national security. He isn't the only conservative Republican who would not have begun the US aggressive invasions in the Middle East. No flip flopping like the neoconservatives whining to pull out our forces now that it's proven a political disaster and military failure. Fred Thompson warned as well against starting fights you don't have clear strategy for winning. And years ago, teh Fred advised it better to withdraw than to remain in Afghanistan given the circumstances as they are, a never-ending war. Call our Middle Eastern wars what you will. Kinetic actions are what losers fight since they aren't interested in "victory". I worried years ago of the sick irony that our bravest and most patriotic young Americans are being weeded out through loyal military service. And it was the Air Force Magazine that published reports, articles and letters referencing the massive spike in military suicides given that our all volunteer troops are being CONSTANTLY redeployed rather than allowed to reintegrate into home life to raise their families or live their private professional lives.

Of all the lies, tagging Ron Paul antisemitic because he's an Austrian Economist is dumbest. And the racist card doesn't apply to his views that honor the value of everyone's life. But since assholes will smear lies, ride their bandwagon of shit. /After all, the establishment would never lie./

Posted by: maverick muse at August 16, 2011 10:09 AM (lpWVn)

244 "Yeah, but it sounds true. So that's frankly enough for me."

Posted by: Palin Hater. Ahoy! at August 16, 2011 10:02 AM (VM1tJ)

Don't you men "feels" true? RINO.

Posted by: I Control The RINO label franchise at August 16, 2011 10:11 AM (9b6FB)

245 You know the score.

Posted by: Joe Miller, Proof that Ideology = Electability at August 16, 2011 10:02 AM (tmeLc)
Yes, you must NEVER oppose the >Electable< moderate candidate!

Posted by: Charlie Crist at August 16, 2011 10:12 AM (FkKjr)

246 Funny that the Palin supporters don't think the negative blog postings on some of the other candidates are "douchey". They join in the bashing faster than maverick muse writing a rambling post.

Posted by: polynikes at August 16, 2011 10:12 AM (r8Vu0)

247
By the way, isn't the Daily Caller run by that scumbucket Tucker Carlson? The one who called Sarah a MILF?
Fuck him and anyone who works for him!

OK, I feel better now.

Posted by: BIG ROB at August 16, 2011 10:14 AM (hr33h)

248 "Posted by: maverick muse at August 16, 2011 10:09 AM (lpWVn)"

I read the exact same thing on the inside of a bathroom stall.

Only, it was written in shit.

Posted by: tom at August 16, 2011 10:14 AM (8UlnD)

249 He voted to uphold the filibuster was all I was saying. But yeah, I
don't why anyone even brings up Brown in a Palin thread. He had his
first ACU rating last year at 74. While he did stab us in the back
several times in that lame duck session, a 74 is still orders of
magnitude better than the ME sisters and better than a Democrat.

Gotcha, Vic. I actually didn't realize it never came to the floor, but I believe anything that came to the floor in that particular Congress was passed. I was just glad it got squashed. That said, I can't believe he got a 74.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at August 16, 2011 10:14 AM (VM1tJ)

250 @240
"...right above Ron Paul"

Yeah, I'll make you one of my bundlers. You know you want some.

---

lol.

I am sad to say that I *did* have to pause before saying Ron is still at the bottom. But he is. He would be a dangerous CiC.

I guess the question is, what would it take for me to vote third party? Uncle Ron definitely flips that switch, but I'm not sure about the others. For example, I do not trust Huntsman at all, but he seems more competent than Palin. But if he's a competent Obama-Democrat... well, I don't want that. So I don't know where the line is for me in the bottom tier for third party voting. I think my bottom tier right now is Cain, Huntsman, Palin, and Paul.

Posted by: Y-not at August 16, 2011 10:14 AM (5H6zj)

251 More importantly, did anyone get a pic of Palin having a corndog?

Posted by: ronno at August 16, 2011 10:15 AM (nQR0p)

252 Posted by: Charlie Crist at August 16, 2011 10:12 AM
Remember, kids, the non-RINO is automatically more electable and is sure to win in every contest they run. We should never consider that a True Conservative candidate has a history of lying, crackpottery, and confidence artistry. Ever.
Non-RINO = good.

Posted by: Sharron Angle, The Reason Dingy Harry's Still in Washington at August 16, 2011 10:18 AM (tmeLc)

253 Funny that the Palin supporters don't think the negative blog postings
on some of the other candidates are "douchey". They join in the bashing
faster than maverick muse writing a rambling post.

Even faster than Hollowpoint and Jeff B. posting comments on a Palin thread? That fast?

Posted by: mrp at August 16, 2011 10:20 AM (HjPtV)

254 I was thinking about Perry's Iowa speech (the Waterloo one) and how well I think it went. I enjoyed listening to it. It didn't sound canned -- more as if he were choosing his words based on notes rather than just reciting pre-written lines.

Anyway, I admit that the style feels a little Baptist preacher to me, which is fine but not something to which I'm accustomed. (If I were choosing purely on style, I prefer Christie's speeches.) It'll be interesting to see if Perry modifies his approach for a place like New Hampshire or for other northern states. He seems skilled at casting his message to fit the audience, but I guess we'll have to wait and see if he can pull that trick off. I am not sure the style would work that well in a lot of the western/mountain states, but that should be an easier slide for him to go less preacher and more 'rancher.'

Posted by: Y-not at August 16, 2011 10:20 AM (5H6zj)

255 254 I was thinking about Perry's Iowa speech (the Waterloo one) and how well I think it went. I enjoyed listening to it. It didn't sound canned -- more as if he were choosing his words based on notes rather than just reciting pre-written lines.
Did you also check out his announcement speech from Saturday? You know just as a sort of way to see how much he carries over between each speech. I did notice him talking about how he met his wife in both speeches, but they definitely weren't word-for-word repeats.

Posted by: buzzion at August 16, 2011 10:24 AM (GULKT)

256 I have no problem with Perry calling Bernanke out on printing more money. But Palin should know by now that even if a reporter is a "friendly", they'll get 9 out of 10 facts wrong.

Posted by: Jimmah at August 16, 2011 10:26 AM (TfRqk)

257 Did you also check out his announcement speech from Saturday?

I read it, but I didn't watch it. But, yeah, it seems as if he selects phraseology on the fly, which is common with folks who are used to speaking in public. (I used to do that back in the day when giving science talks, but they are easier in a way because you have slides for visual cues.)

I suppose it could just be that he's just starting out and the speeches will be more canned as he goes.

Not to start a regionalism flame war, but I do hope he can do a little less of the preacher style when he moves to the northeast and west coast. If Christie backs him (which I expect), it could be helpful if they sat down and he got some tips from him. Rubio also gives a good straight up speech.

Posted by: Y-not at August 16, 2011 10:28 AM (5H6zj)

258 You can't legally exonerate invading a sovereign nation with the US
Military in order to commit political assassinations without allowing
our enemies to do likewise.

Political assassination? Try executing a war criminal. Bin Laden killed three thousand Americans in an act of war. Any response against him is warranted, no matter where he is. Your messiah was playing footsie with the Truthers who believe Bin Laden is innocent when he made his statement.

I've listened to the rest of your stuff before. I'll just point out that Ron Paul! Believes that Bin Laden was there in Pakistan. Evidently he doesn't have access to the intel that you do.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at August 16, 2011 10:29 AM (FkKjr)

259 Wow. For the first time ever I thought about dumping Ace of Spades from my favorites.

What a whiny little bitch (Gabe).

Posted by: BillyBob at August 16, 2011 10:30 AM (F0Pf9)

260 I am so glad Perry is in. Maybe now Romney will have to start to get into specifics. If I hear another thing about what his - as yet unspecified - plan would do from him, when he's been running for years now and he has no friggin' job to distract him, I'm going to spit. It doesn't help us at all to have a serious major candidate avoiding specifics.

Posted by: Y-not at August 16, 2011 10:30 AM (5H6zj)

261 The people who need to get over it are Pappas and his supporters. This is a ridiculous story promulgated by the usual suspects/blogs.

Posted by: mike at August 16, 2011 10:31 AM (/cyI7)

262 #253 mrp. I don't think so since they haven't posted on this thread yet.

Posted by: polynikes at August 16, 2011 10:31 AM (r8Vu0)

263 Maybe, the jackasses at the Daily Caller should be mad at who ever they claim wrote the headline instead of whining about Palin? Of course, that won't get the reporters the personal attention they now crave.

Posted by: mike at August 16, 2011 10:33 AM (/cyI7)

264 226
Some of us have ALWAYS said Palin is too much like Obama in the thin-skinned dept.,

There is no way to know that because Obama has not been subjected to 1/100 of the heat on Palin since '08. This is just ridiculous.

Posted by: real joe at August 16, 2011 10:36 AM (j+oeN)

265 Y-not I'm not supporting Romney in the primaries right now but I have to say he has laid out an economic plan as specific as you would expect from a candidate. Easily googleable.

Posted by: polynikes at August 16, 2011 10:37 AM (r8Vu0)

266 I think a better place to have heard the candidates was that event in Waterloo, Iowa a day ago. Perry's speech there was solid, and Presidential-y. I hated like hell to give him the edge over Michelle Bachmann, who also is pretty good at delivering a speech. My only real problem is that, between the extremes of Margaret Thatcher and a really great lady in your local PTA, she's still dangerously close to sounding like the latter.

I'd be happy voting for either one, if they got the nomination.

Cain, too, if it came to it.

I'd still prefer Palin. Mostly because I know she'll do two things that I don't trust the others to do (yet). 1) Drill here, now; 2) Push hard to repeal Obamacare (not "repeal and replace" screw that).

Posted by: K~Bob at August 16, 2011 10:38 AM (9b6FB)

267 @#251 The corndog went flaccid at the sight of the Sarahcuda.

Posted by: Chuckit at August 16, 2011 10:40 AM (EJd9Y)

268 So the guy writes something based on someone else's work, doesn't do any research to verify, just repeats bullshit, and gets called on it? That's what you get for just copying stuff. Anybody with a brain would know that at this point in the game, no way is Palin supporting Missing Mittens. Seriously? Poor Pappas needs to get a clue and a new hankie.
As to the Perry comment - dude, who cares. Bernanke should be drawn and quartered just for his incompetence alone.

Posted by: California Curly at August 16, 2011 10:40 AM (8DdAv)

269 265
Y-not I'm not supporting Romney in the primaries right now but I have to
say he has laid out an economic plan as specific as you would expect
from a candidate.

Thanks. I'll do that.

I confess I was thinking more about the economics of health care. I kept waiting for specifics from him (he used to be my top candidate when the pool was weaker) and never saw anything that satisfied me.

Yes, he said he'd grant waivers to the states. And, yes, he said he would sign a law overturning Obamacare, but I never saw what his vision was for health care on the national level. That leaves me to extrapolate what was done in Massachusetts (which he has criticized, but not specifically - and not acknowledged how health care delivery has been hurt by Masscare) to the US and I do not want that.

In terms of his economic plan. Perry was asked the classic job-interview question about what he'd do in his first thirty days and gave a good starting answer. Has Romney been asked that question?


My fantasy would be that Romney has developed a really detailed policy piece on health care that he would roll out the day after Perry selects him as his running mate. In that piece I would expect to see gory detailed analysis of the failures of Masscare. Then I'd like to see a map of what the legislative agenda would be coming from the Perry-Romney administration.

For a guy who is supposed to be an expert in this, I have been disappointed by the lack of meat coming from Romney.

Posted by: Y-not at August 16, 2011 10:44 AM (5H6zj)

270 Leave Helicopter Ben alone!

Posted by: RINO Pantywaist at August 16, 2011 10:44 AM (H/Wdv)

271 Bottom line is Palin is a quitter when the going gets tough. She quit a number of colleges. She quit the oil & gas commission. She quit her Governorship. Thin skin people have a propensity to do that.

Posted by: polynikes at August 16, 2011 10:46 AM (r8Vu0)

272 I forgot to add, Perry has two flaws at the podium right now:
1) He's a bit squirrely. Fidgety, and has that Bush-like, shoulder-blades up-and-down laugh. Also moves around just a bit too quickly. Cameras have trouble following him.
2) He has that same Bush-like tendency to pronounce the final 's' sound of a word with enough extra emphasis-ss to make it a whole 'nother syllable.

Neither of those would stop me from supporting him, but they definitely work against him in the general. Also, since he's been the Gov. for so long, these traits are not going to change before next year. So consider his podium technique cast in stone.

Posted by: K~Bob at August 16, 2011 10:47 AM (9b6FB)

273 Maybe, the jackasses at the Daily Caller should be mad at who ever they
claim wrote the headline instead of whining about Palin? Of course,
that won't get the reporters the personal attention they now crave.

Word.

RS McCain has a blogpost up at the American Spectator bleating for a comment from Palin, after disclosing his affiliations with and warm regards for Hillyer and Pappas.

Eff that.

Posted by: mrp at August 16, 2011 10:47 AM (HjPtV)

274 Breaking news on Fox

Paul Ryan now making noises about running.

Posted by: Vic at August 16, 2011 10:47 AM (M9Ie6)

275 Bevel, you don't use your military to commit political assassinations or to summarily execute a war criminal without even a military tribunal.

I was biased against him by what "everyone" said here before making the effort to prove him wrong by what he actually writes and fights on behalf of a consistently constitutional conservative agenda.

The difference between us is the degree of satisfaction one takes in believing rumors.

You claim to "listen" as data goes in one ear and out the other. I've stated my sources repeatedly. Steve Pieczenik initiated the CIA counter-terrorist program, and related the CIA info on bin Laden's death years ago. It is you who fail to actually research and fail to follow a point through to its logical conclusion. You failed to dispute the outcry from within the Military establishment regarding the rate of suicides, and the disillusionment of our troops being perpetually re-deployed. You don't want to read reports, easier to stay in denial remaining in ignorance. You might be criticized for advancing logic against the sway of emotionalism ruling the day.

You'd act as though you're only a smorgasbord believer in the establishment while it has you hook, line and sinker.

Posted by: maverick muse at August 16, 2011 10:48 AM (lpWVn)

276 I want someone to say that they want a bill from congress repealing obamacare on their desk waiting to be signed on day 1. Romney's waiver bullshit just comes across as step one to "it wouldn't be such a bad law if we could alter it some and these waivers will allow us to do that first"

Posted by: buzzion at August 16, 2011 10:48 AM (GULKT)

277 Breaking news on FoxPaul Ryan now making noises about running.

Posted by: Vic at August 16, 2011 10:47 AM (M9Ie6)
There's a thread up on it.

Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2011 10:49 AM (X6akg)

278 FWIW,

The original tweet from Daily Caller...
_________
Sarah Palin tells TheDC's @alexpappasdc in Iowa: "Could I support somebody like Mitt Romney? Yeah!" http://t.co/to2X
_________
twitter_dot_com/#!/DailyCaller/status/102087074320097280
_________

Wear the butthurt, Daily Caller.

tD

Posted by: tahDeetz at August 16, 2011 10:55 AM (3we9D)

279 Not the "She Quitted!!" song-and-dance again.

Anyone who's A)on the right, and B)paying attention, knows why she stepped down, poly.

Given those two qualifiers, anyone who matches them has to accept that they are comfortable with lawsuit abuse. You don't have to like it, but it's true.

Anyone who doesn't meet the qualifiers is scheduled for political defeat in 2012 anyway, so who cares what they say?

Anyone comfortable with lawsuit abuse is scheduled for political defeat by those who *do* meet the qualifiers, so again, who cares what they say?

Posted by: K~Bob at August 16, 2011 10:55 AM (9b6FB)

280 Anyone who agrees with this post is a fucking RINO who must be purged
Posted by: the other guy who calls everyone a RINO at August 16, 2011 07:38 AM (W+Mia)
Don't listen to that guy. He is a RINO.

Posted by: The Commentor Who Calls Everyone and Everything A RINO at August 16, 2011 10:56 AM (OWjjx)

281 Okay this thread is officially old and no one will read this - but, we are seriously to believe that Palin, or Palin's staff, called a *Politico* reporter simply so that person coulc come over and be a witness to Palin yelling at someone on the phone?

If this is what happened, okay, it does sound childish. But that seems like a big if. Daily Caller is NOT the Palin fan club by a long shot. The tweet Pappas sent was borderline misleading - so how could *he* not know what she was talking about.


I call shenanigans on the whole thing.

Posted by: blaster at August 16, 2011 10:58 AM (l5dj7)

282 Well its fitting for a Gabe post then isn't it blaster? Misleading, uninformed of the facts with his own personal biases all over the place.

Posted by: buzzion at August 16, 2011 11:01 AM (GULKT)

283 "Pappas and his supporters"

Pappas has supporters???? HAHAHAHAHA...who are these "supporters" that are so desperate for a friend?

*wipes a tear

Posted by: catsaresewcute@yahoo.com at August 16, 2011 11:02 AM (XIpSR)

284 Funny that the Palin supporters don't think the negative blog postings
on some of the other candidates are "douchey". They join in the bashing
faster than maverick muse writing a rambling post.<<<Polynikes

Pray tell, what bashing do I join, apart from that of Ace and his cobs on occasion? Since I'm the one who brought up the feminine hygiene products I assume you must mean me. Surely I don't post often enough to be accused of running to bash your pets, and certainly not with the regularity you, Y-not, and the usual suspects exercise (exorcise?) your Pavlovian 2-minute hate on Palin at every mention of the woman's name.

As someone else said above, We. Get. It. You don't like her. Ok already.

Posted by: Kerry at August 16, 2011 11:05 AM (a/VXa)

285 Attacking Perry and Palin in the same post... dance, monkeys, dance!

Posted by: George Soros at August 16, 2011 11:07 AM (H/Wdv)

286 K-Bob it's not a song and dance. It's an unfortunate fact. She has a history of quitting. Has there ever been a Governor that has resigned for a non scandal issue? Not even adding in a state where your party is in the majority and at the time you had an large favorability rating. Yes it was tough on her and unfair but we are talking about a potential President candidate and you want someone who will fight especially if it's for a righteous principle. Also if this ethics law is so flawed what has Palin done to correct it? It's like OJ searching for the real killers.

Posted by: polynikes at August 16, 2011 11:07 AM (r8Vu0)

287 #284 Romney, Pawlenty, Paul, Huntsman, etc have never been bashed by Palin supporters right? Especially you. I stand corrected.

Posted by: polynikes at August 16, 2011 11:09 AM (r8Vu0)

288 Re 3
She's effective doing what she does.

It's not either declare her candidacy or "shut up" and "go home" to look after Trig. No, she does not need to shut up. Nor will she. I guess that's what drives you insane.

Posted by: free at August 16, 2011 11:13 AM (cLLTM)

289 Gabriel is attacking Palin yet again, what's the matter your boy Romney's getting scared?

Posted by: doug at August 16, 2011 11:16 AM (gUGI6)

290 Cut, Cap, and Balance, which he voted for,for
starters.
It was a meaningless procedural vote. even the Maine sisters voted for it

Don't even get into this, because there's no way you're
objectively going to prove that Martha Coakley is more conservative than
Scott Brown. It's a fool's errand even to try.

All you'll do is arouse the libido of a few RINO-hunters who are still
angry we won a House majority despite their best efforts.

Posted by: Lou at August 16, 2011 09:38 AM (tmeLc)

Nice straw man. I never said, or even implied that Coakley was more conservative. It was simply a waste of time and money to spend on a RINO in Mass., that would be considered a liberal anywhere else.

Posted by: beedubya at August 16, 2011 11:17 AM (AnTyA)

291 I woulda found the killers too, if it hadn't been for those meddling law enforcement agencies.

Posted by: Oh Jay Simpson at August 16, 2011 11:20 AM (/ZZCn)

292 287
#284 Romney, Pawlenty, Paul, Huntsman, etc have never been bashed by Palin supporters right? Especially you. I stand corrected.<<<

Damn right, you do. Especially me, douchebag.

Posted by: Kerry at August 16, 2011 11:22 AM (a/VXa)

293 287 Everyone bashes Huntsman.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at August 16, 2011 11:23 AM (H/Wdv)

294 Bernanke has pretty much declared war on other currencies and screwed us royal with his QE programs. If that isn't treason......

Posted by: The Great Satan's Ghost at August 16, 2011 11:23 AM (UrPTC)

295 Uh, yea, the term "public servants" is in need of being retired. They get paid far more than most in the private sector and generally speaking their service isn't to the public, but some special interest.

Posted by: Rich at August 16, 2011 11:33 AM (SfHov)

296 Per the Politico story, this is what Palin said to Everybody's Favorite Eager Young Cub Reporter Pappas (who coincidentally has been known to Mr. Hillyer since junior high school):

"So you’re saying that I said that I support Mitt Romney?" she said to
the reporter. "And what’s your headline? You need to be clear, otherwise
people really lose faith in the state of journalists today and that is,
I said ‘ABO’—anybody but Obama. And I would support the candidate who
surfaces to take on Barack Obama. But no, your headline leads readers to
believe that I’m supporting Mitt Romney at this time in this process,
and no that’s not accurate."

Wow, she's really unhinged. /sarcasm

The Politico article doesn't say she yelled at anybody.



The Politico article doesn't say she called the Politico reporter over specifically to hear the telephone exchange.

Everybody's Favorite Eager Young Cub Reporter Pappas needs to grow a pair.



Mr. Hillyer needs to stop using his column to settle personal scores.

Posted by: Ken at August 16, 2011 11:34 AM (3ar4L)

297 The Daily Caller makes me feel dirty. And not in a good way.

Posted by: thescandimancan at August 16, 2011 11:42 AM (y4A+B)

298 Can you really blame her? What makes Obama pathetic is his persecution complex in light of the media's fawning, Palin on the other hand has been attacked by a vicious smear campaign for the last 4 years.

Posted by: Ben (the original) at August 16, 2011 11:45 AM (SdAOt)

299 Wah, wah, Palin is a meany

Posted by: Viator at August 16, 2011 11:49 AM (izkDx)

300 Bevel, you don't use your military to commit
political assassinations or to summarily execute a war criminal without
even a military tribunal.

No, you do. Oh no, the precedent it might set, where the US goes around killing mass murderers of its citizenry willy-nilly!
You claim to "listen" as data goes in one ear and out the other. I've
stated my sources repeatedly.

Your sources suck. Even Ron Paul doesn't believe in them, since he believes Bin Laden was in Pakistan and died during the nighttime raid.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at August 16, 2011 11:53 AM (FkKjr)

301
As far as Perry's comment about the Fed, we could use some more use of the word "treasonous" around here.

Posted by: Dave at August 16, 2011 12:00 PM (Xm1aB)

302 Sarah yells at a reporter and squishes amongst us see this as unacceptable behavior? What's the big deal here?
Posted by: Thresher at August 16, 2011 08:14 AM (PA3G
Because she was wrong. And when told she was wrong, refused to offer an apology.
To which you go, boo hoo, I get it, but this speaks to two things here.
1. As evidenced in this thread, there are a lot of conservatives out there who can't come to grips with the fact that yes, your beloved Mama Grizzly is not perfect and does make mistakes like this.
2. Whether you believe or accept it, there is a perception of her from some that she has a history of showing insensitivity to criticism or being thin-skinned. Not simply about the hardcore blood libel smears, I mean every perceived slight or insult, and this goes back to when she was governor of Alaska. That's a temperament that doesn't really work well for an executive. It's one of the reasons why Obama's "adult in the room" schtick is so laughable.

Posted by: Vyceroy at August 16, 2011 12:03 PM (mqy6N)

303 I wish Palin would just go away! The 1/2 term governor's idea of a tough give and take is being interviewed by a fawning Sean Hannity.

Posted by: Profiterole at August 16, 2011 12:12 PM (k4V8o)

304 "Report: Paul Ryan mulling White House bid"put this here cause I guess since he said he wouldn't run, sarah palin can now attack him if he suddenly decides he will run.

It was not nice of Y not to post my email and it was not nice of the person who did that to the "curious" name. Most blogs have rules against posting a person's email address, I guess the haters here will stop at nothing.

That's ok though the email's being monitored and not by my friends.

Posted by: curious at August 16, 2011 12:17 PM (k1rwm)

305 are you guys not aware that mainstream republicans are starting the "even ron paul would be a better nominee than sarah palin" idea?

Posted by: curious at August 16, 2011 12:19 PM (k1rwm)

306 Awww look the polish princess fixed her name. Hope you didn't cry too much about "private information" getting out there sweety. And you did it to yourself dumbass. You typed your e-mail in the url line troll.

Posted by: buzzion at August 16, 2011 12:31 PM (GULKT)

307 Oh and we don't even want you here. What makes you think we want to contact you outside of the blog?

Posted by: buzzion at August 16, 2011 12:34 PM (GULKT)

308 You know what's funny?AoS contributors pontificating on proper behavior. You know what's pure comedy gold? AoS contributors pontificating on proper presidential behavior.

Posted by: Rich Fader at August 16, 2011 12:38 PM (SF/wy)

309 "Reporters have become like cancer..."

Yep. Few report but only deliver their opinions anyway.

Posted by: mike at August 16, 2011 12:39 PM (/cyI7)

310 Actually, it was very nice of me to not type out its full email address so it wouldn't be picked up by spammers.

The attempt to smear anyone associated with this blog with the accusation that they put the email address in its signature line, when the opposite is true -- not so nice.

Posted by: Y-not at August 16, 2011 12:46 PM (5H6zj)

311 Gabe,
You dared to say anything about St. Sarah?

NO. SOUP. FOR. YOU.

Posted by: Blog Nazi at August 16, 2011 01:01 PM (VxqUc)

312 First thought: Oh boy another Palin thread by Gabe. You're getting as bad as ap over at ha.

Second thought: somebody up there wrote that 'fellow conservatives' were bashing Palin so she probably was wrong.

'fellow conservatives' AoS = comedy gold

keep it comin

I'll stick with Sarah!

Posted by: Blacksmith8 at August 16, 2011 01:10 PM (QAP6P)

313 Glad someone has some balls to call these Obamabutt boys out and yea Fox is out to stop her. They continually down play and bash her,but hey if OBlahBlah and the Rats go all out search and destroy mode against Fox, its presidential when Sarah calls a reporter on an obviously contrived hit piece it un-presidential.

The Chitown clown brings a gun to a knife fight and Sarahcuda is gonna bring a bazooka. Good for her!
Its' gonna be a fun ride, get in, strap down and hang on cause you ain't seen nothin yet.

Just tell us when, Sarah we are ready, willing and able!
Kind a like Jon Kary "reporting for dooty"!

Posted by: Concealed Kerry or submit at August 16, 2011 01:14 PM (vXqv3)

314 Yeah, because Presentdent POS is always so easy going and such.

Posted by: kansas at August 16, 2011 01:28 PM (mka2b)

315 Palin's Oversensitivity to Bad Media Comes Back to Bite Her Them. Ouch! My ass! It's been bitten.

Posted by: kansas at August 16, 2011 01:29 PM (mka2b)

316 Sorry, I missed the update with Rick Perry: Amen, brother, it should be a crime to devalue the wealth of America with bonus years for getting a paycheck from the taxpayers while destroying their livelihoods.

I wonder if Gabe ever gets tired of being the whiny bitch at AOSHQ? Ever think Ace lets him become the butch sometimes?

Posted by: Vercingetorix at August 16, 2011 01:38 PM (wLl5o)

317 268
So the guy writes something based on someone else's work, doesn't do any research to verify, just repeats bullshit, and gets called on it? That's what you get for just copying stuff. Anybody with a brain would know that at this point in the game, no way is Palin supporting Missing Mittens. Seriously? Poor Pappas needs to get a clue and a new hankie.
As to the Perry comment - dude, who cares. Bernanke should be drawn and quartered just for his incompetence alone.
Posted by: California Curly at August 16, 2011 10:40 AM (8DdAv)
Just to clarify. I will in the future read all links before commenting. I feel like Toonces right about now - got the whole fucking wrong from the beginning!!
A, Palin should apologize personally, and B, does anybody else feel like they were drawn into agrade schoolbitch fight?
Oh, and C, he-who-has-balls-made-of-kryptonite can say whatever he wants about that ass-pokin' Bernanke. Incompetent fucker. If he was competent, he would have quit this administration a long time ago, like, on day three or something. Same with Timmy the turd.

Posted by: California Curly at August 16, 2011 01:51 PM (8DdAv)

318 The main difference between Ron Paul's fans and Sarah Palin's fans is that Ron Paul's fans at least know what Ron Paul is all about.

Tell me, how many of you Sarah Palin worshipers realize that she was more than a tad RINO-ish prior to being picked by McCain in 2008?

Posted by: RJ at August 16, 2011 01:57 PM (QjrRF)

319 Palin should apologize personally because it's the right thing to do - whether you love her or hate her -that's the #1 rule in matureville.
I like Palin a lot, BTW, soanybody who's I'm-obsessively-in-love-with-Sarah-and-will-defend-her-no-matter-what needs to fucking chill.
This whole post is just likefucking teenagegossip. It's stoopid. Yet, here I am... Gabe, you are an evil manipulator. Arrrrggggggghhhhhh ........

Posted by: California Curly Thinks Gabe is Eviil at August 16, 2011 02:04 PM (8DdAv)

320 "Palin's Oversensitivity to Bad Media Comes Back to Bite Her"

Stupidest fucking thing I have read all day. When the media has gone out of its way for three years to label you with every smear in the universe, you are not "oversensitive", you've been conditioned. No public figure has taken the shit she has. Not ever. Grow the hell up, Gabe.

Posted by: Sgt. York at August 16, 2011 02:11 PM (qnBKy)

321 Stupidest fucking thing I have read all day. When the media has gone out
of its way for three years to label you with every smear in the
universe, you are not "oversensitive", you've been conditioned. No
public figure has taken the shit she has. Not ever. Grow the hell up,
Gabe.<<<Sgt. York

Well, maybe Andrew and Rachel Jackson.

Posted by: Kerry at August 16, 2011 02:15 PM (a/VXa)

322 "Well, maybe Andrew and Rachel Jackson."

I don't see Rachel being obsessively accused of faking a pregnancy.

Posted by: Sgt. York at August 16, 2011 02:24 PM (qnBKy)

323 Did you read the terrible, terrible attack by Palin on this poor little boy reporter that has so completely destroyed him that he is now in rehab for some psychoanalysis and may never be able to function properly ever again?

Read how horrible she was:
"So you’re saying that I said that I support Mitt Romney?" she said to
the reporter. "And what’s your headline? You need to be clear, otherwise
people really lose faith in the state of journalists today and that is,
I said ‘ABO’—anybody but Obama. And I would support the candidate who
surfaces to take on Barack Obama. But no, your headline leads readers to
believe that I’m supporting Mitt Romney at this time in this process,
and no that’s not accurate."

Wow... I would be destroyed too... poor Alex Pappas. Once a fine young reporter with his whole life in front of him and now so totally broken down by these words from Sarah Palin that some other bloggers have come to his rescue to try to save his soul.


You know how many times I have seen the same story on The Daily Caller with edits and different headings and posted in different parts of the site? I have commented on a story in the morning and after returning a few hours later, find the same story under a different headline and in a different location.... without my comment...
so, I don't know if I would be believing The Daily Caller.... considering the fellow who wrote the original piece in The American Spectator is a full out Mitten supporter.

Me thinks they protest too much. Waaah Waaah

Posted by: PhilipJames at August 16, 2011 02:38 PM (G9AXq)

324 Again, Palin shows bad judgement. Its not that she's dumb, its just that she doesn't have much discernment, which means she's great in the place she's in but would make a lousy executive, particularly in high office.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 16, 2011 02:46 PM (r4wIV)

325 It doesn't matter whether palin runs or not anymore. Cause well Ron Paul, is the one. lol

Besides if Paul Ryan jumps on the bandwagon and christie or rubio as is rumored and rudy is willing to take VP, then it's all up for grabs. Heard rush for a short time today and he thinks the entrance of Perry signals a game changer since no one thought that mittens could be challenged. So now of course the field is going to open up and people who dared not challenge mittens and the hierarchy of the republican party all of a sudden are going to have second thoughts.

If I was Sarah, I'd take former VP nominee and media celebrity making the big bucks on speaking fees over failed presidential primary candidate any day.

Posted by: curious at August 16, 2011 03:23 PM (k1rwm)

326 For some reason the only firing squad that the right has, is a circular one.

Posted by: Tjexcite at August 16, 2011 03:42 PM (/QtpF)

327 There is nothing wrong with what Perry said. It is a bit extreme, but I fully agree with him. Assuming that Bernanke is not utterly incompetent, and that he knows what he is doing, to print more money would be just that, an act of incompetence at best, and an act of subversion at worst. Maybe not Treason, but close. Assuming he is not a fucking moron which he is from all appearances. Everyone that Prezident Urkel brought on board were left wing sycophants who would die if they had an originial idea and a cold drink of water. Of note is that when Perry says something he stands by it and defends it when called on it. Obama does not do either. He simply lies, mumbles, or ignores the entire matter. But he sure salutes pretty for publicity photos.

Posted by: USMC Steve at August 16, 2011 03:52 PM (zZae2)

328 "Well its fitting for a Gabe post then isn't it blaster? Misleading, uninformed of the facts with his own personal biases all over the place.

Posted by: buzzion at August 16, 2011 11:01 AM (GULKT)"


Fuck me sideways with a rubber hose.

I've never seen such an unhinged whiny minion foam at the mouth the way you do when someone takes an issue with Palin. Worse than the Obama fuckwits hands down, case closed.

And remember, when she doesn't make it...

http://bbs___.ngfiles.com/1/18649000/ngbbs49a5c393ec807.jpg

Posted by: stfupalindrones at August 16, 2011 03:58 PM (g6f6y)

329 so I guess this is supposed to make you believe the rumors that he doesn't get along with the bush camp.

don't believe anything anymore.

Posted by: curious at August 16, 2011 04:00 PM (k1rwm)

330 The Other McCain completely trashes Malor's Post.

See here: http://tinyurl.com/3rzlnfz

Gabriel is the one who seems to need to get a grip.





Posted by: Blake at August 16, 2011 04:20 PM (sil2X)

331 328 "Well its fitting for a Gabe post then isn't it blaster? Misleading, uninformed of the facts with his own personal biases all over the place. Posted by: buzzion at August 16, 2011 11:01 AM (GULKT)" Fuck me sideways with a rubber hose. I've never seen such an unhinged whiny minion foam at the mouth the way you do when someone takes an issue with Palin. Worse than the Obama fuckwits hands down, case closed. And remember, when she doesn't make it... http://bbs___.ngfiles.com/1/18649000/ngbbs49a5c393ec807.jpg
Posted by: stfupalindrones at August 16, 2011 03:58 PM (g6f6y)
You don't even know what my problems with Gabe's posting are idiot. Here's a hint, its not that he doesn't have a favorable view of Palin.

Posted by: buzzion at August 16, 2011 05:14 PM (GULKT)

332 Interesting.

Another Palin "controversy" completely evaporates upon further investigation.

What else is new.

You jumped too early, Gabe.

Going to correct it?

Posted by: Brian72 at August 16, 2011 05:23 PM (yhJiT)

333 Fuck off gabe you dickhead.

Posted by: ray at August 16, 2011 06:16 PM (N2v2y)

334 It's always the same old same old BAD SARAH ,STUPID SARAH EVIL SARAH. What about some facts FACTS? WE DON"T NEED NO STINKING FACTS!!!, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT SARAH PALIN.....

Posted by: pamiam at August 16, 2011 06:23 PM (Kaglu)

335 Her oversensitivity may indicate her frustration with not being able to build enough support to join the presidential primary. She's probably a little testy because as popular as she is nobody's asking her to the republican prom.

Posted by: crazy at August 16, 2011 08:12 PM (r+Gq+)

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Posted by: Monsters of Men AudioBook at August 16, 2011 08:12 PM (s40ej)

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Posted by: Corona at August 16, 2011 09:05 PM (fh2Y7)

338 Can some of the "public servants" we are supposed to be so slavishly respectful of please return to the private sector. No, guys, it's okay, we'll do fine without you. Please, just leave, make your fortunes in the private sector.

Posted by: Ed at August 16, 2011 09:09 PM (LejjT)

339 Guess not.

Posted by: Brian72 at August 16, 2011 09:15 PM (yhJiT)

340 And the Other McCain has added updates too, to reiterate Brian72's point.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 16, 2011 10:54 PM (oUG6f)

341 Questions for off-brand sexual orientation types:
1. Any kids?
2. Do you have to "bottom" for your partner every day of the month, and frequently more than once a day?
3. Can you just throw on a hoodie and dark glasses when you roll out, or do the toenails have to be painted?
4. You blew off mom, dad, and everything but ersatz church long ago. What would bringing them back add to your overhead?
Bitches!

Posted by: Thorvald at August 16, 2011 11:07 PM (OhenJ)

342 So when are you going to apologize for acting just like what you accused Palin of?

Once again, the lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes...

Posted by: ChuckTX at August 17, 2011 04:59 AM (Ugob2)






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