First lie about Palin: She dissed the VP job

posted at 2:25 pm on August 29, 2008 by Allahpundit

Well, no, she didn’t, and I should know: I’m the one who uploaded the YouTube clip back in June that people are circulating today as evidence. Politico accuses her of “distaste for the office” but at least provides the full quote of what she said; Taegan Goddard, who was last seen hyperventilating over Obama’s speech, goes the full Think Progress route and excises the part that proves the lie. Skip ahead to 2:50:

“[A]s for that VP talk all the time, I’ll tell you, I still can’t answer that question until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the VP does every day? I’m used to being very productive and working real hard in an administration. We want to make sure that that VP slot would be a fruitful type of position, especially for Alaskans and for the things that we’re trying to accomplish up here for the rest of the U.S. before I can even start addressing that question.”

She’s making a point that should appeal to feminists especially: It’s not that she has distaste for the job, it’s that she’d have distaste for the job if it meant nothing more than serving as window dressing for McCain. A job with “fruitful,” meaningful responsibilities, especially with respect to energy policy, is a different ballgame. Stand by for plenty of distortions of what she actually said, though, starting no doubt with the “Worst Person in the World Segment” of tonight’s episode of “Keith’s Enemies List.”

Update: CNN picks it up, but at least provides the full quote. Note the transcription of her speech as “I tell ya” instead of “I tell you.”


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Obama better run silent and deep regarding Palin’s lack of experience else McCain will win by a Reaganesque landslide.

m064404 on August 29, 2008 at 3:32 PM

This smell of desperation is going to be in the air for the next two-plus months.

jukin on August 29, 2008 at 3:31 PM

The “DON’T PANIC” logo on the Democrat Playbook has just changed to “PANIC!!”

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on August 29, 2008 at 3:32 PM

You can’t reason, or debate, with shameless liars who’ll say anything, and that’s exactly who’s running the Democratic Party these days, and especially the Obama campaign.

RBMN on August 29, 2008 at 2:34 PM

Don’t forget to add the MSM to that list.

sdd on August 29, 2008 at 3:33 PM

Looks like they’re trying to brand her as quickly as possible in the media. Every article I’ve read casually mentions that she’s “under investigation for firing a state trooper” or some variation on the theme which is not at all what happened.

Upinak (or anyone that remembers):

I believe you sent some links a while back with some great information regarding the so-called ‘trooper-gate’ scandal. I read through them, but, didn’t bookmark them at the time because I didn’t think there was any chance that Palin would be selected.

Now, she’s the nominee and I’m starting to hear a bunch of people (who didn’t even know who Sarah was until this morning) talk about the scandal as if it’s something HUGE.

I’d like to be able to effectively discuss the situation with them, but, need more information. Can you (or anyone else that happens to have them) repost those links?

Thanks!

JadeNYU on August 29, 2008 at 3:37 PM

The Obamaites and their media enablers have completely lost it. Some of the comments flowing from their inept minds into and out of their open mouths could only come from desperate, stupid people.

rplat on August 29, 2008 at 3:38 PM

Speaking of Liberal Old Media activism…

CNN is already peddling the DNC line that Palin is “risky.” (As though being a true leader somehow never involves risk).

CNN is also pimping Paul Begala’s claim “Is McCain out of his mind?”

Before McCain’s official announcement of Palin as his VP choice ABC’s Vic RATner was struggling to hold back the liberal venom as he tried to pass Palin off as a former beauty queen.

They’re worried folks. The Liberal media know they and their beloved Obambi have gotten the double punch before Obambi’s coronation has barely faded from last night’s dreams.

viking01 on August 29, 2008 at 3:42 PM

I am ashamed to say this, but it seems McCain has chosen to walk the walk, while Obama just keeps on talking the talk…

The quote above is from the PUMA website.

sdd on August 29, 2008 at 3:48 PM

The Obamaites and their media enablers have completely lost it. Some of the comments flowing from their inept minds into and out of their open mouths could only come from desperate, stupid people.

rplat on August 29, 2008 at 3:38 PM

Like what?
She is too young and has zero experience in government.
Do you really want a “hockey Mom” to be a heartbeat away from the presidency?
Her education is lacking.

I’ve been flipping around the channels and I heard a lot worst about her but the most common attack is that she is far too young and has no experience.

The best is coming from some of the woman.
She represents everything feminist dislike.
Picking her was desperation to attract woman.
She has 5 kids when does she plan to stop?

The best was a woman on Fox that carried on about Palins lack of experience and looked like she wanted to cry at any moment.

Today is their worst nightmare and they are not sure how to handle it.

Fun isn’t it?

jmarcure on August 29, 2008 at 3:50 PM

POW/WOW ’08!

RushBaby on August 29, 2008 at 3:54 PM

She is too young and has zero experience in government.

Governor.

Jim Treacher on August 29, 2008 at 3:59 PM

Trying to call a current governor and former mayor “inexperienced” compared to a first term senator reeks of Liberal desperation. The Messiah’s shills attempts to paint an executive as inexperienced are laughable.

The Left is worried. Very worried. They’re already slipping back to pushing the Barack elitism which completely crashed his Brandenburg Gate flop.

viking01 on August 29, 2008 at 4:01 PM

Some women will simply be jealous and feel guilty (because they chose to be whiny pro-choice feminists instead of building up some steel in their spines) and attack Palin in any possible way.

evenfarer on August 29, 2008 at 4:10 PM

jmarcure on August 29, 2008 at 3:50 PM

As I said in another thread:

Community organizer… mayor.

>150 days in the Senate… governor.

The scales are tipping heavily to the right.

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on August 29, 2008 at 4:11 PM

The governor of a state…any state, is consitutionally responsible to administer the executive office of state government…is consitutionally required to establish the state budget, is consitutionally required to be commander of the National Guard not called into federal service and state militia, (if one exists)…is constitutionally required to appoint the heads of various state agencies from a secretary of public safety to the boards of visitors of various state universities & colleges…is constituionally required to appoint, in most states, judges to serve on the lowest state courts to the state supreme court…recommend various legislation to implement and support state programs…to ensure that federal mandates to the states are implemented…may veto bills from the legislature…may call the legislature into special session. There’s more but this is long enough. Experience? No…Palin doesn’t have any experience. But Obama, the political shill for the Daley Machine in Chicago and a PART-TIME US senator is ready to step into the White House on day one.

Yeah. Right.

sdd on August 29, 2008 at 4:22 PM

Jade:

I had to look her up this morning. Try her listing in Wikipedia. It has the troopergate situation civeed. You’ll be proud.

sfrvn on August 29, 2008 at 4:29 PM

Flipping thru the channels, the hatred keeps on coming.

Fact of the matter is, Gov. Palin has put fear into the black souls of the DNC because she is truly an outsider, and contrary to what Pelosi and Obama would like us to believe, this is a good thing.

Those two are part of the ‘good ole boys’ club, because quite frankly, I think Pelosi is hiding a pair from us.

madmonkphotog on August 29, 2008 at 4:30 PM

It’s really a small thing, but seeing how small things are the big things of this election; Palin does make mention of “the U.S.” She uses the term, instead of ‘the Nation,’ or ‘America,’ as if there is a certain detachment between her, Alaska, and “the rest of the U.S.”

It’s something she’s going to have to stop doing before it catches on as lexicon.

PresidenToor on August 29, 2008 at 4:43 PM

The Left is worried. Very worried. They’re already slipping back to pushing the Barack elitism which completely crashed his Brandenburg Gate flop.

viking01 on August 29, 2008 at 4:01 PM

Yup, I’ve already read that she was too pedestrian for such a high office. Maybe she needs more houses? It way too much fun watching the liberals meltdown because of her being picked. It always bites them doesn’t it? First it was Bush didn’t have enough military experience because their pick was in Nam. Then the military experience didn’t matter and maybe a hindrance because their guy didn’t have any. Then it was experience was overrated and now it’s essential. Only the rich elitist seeks the office and our pick is not one of them and now all of a sudden the common hockey mom is no good and what you need is an elitist. Oh don’t forget Bush and do you want someone that has done coke in office? Sure you do if it’s a liberal.

jmarcure on August 29, 2008 at 4:47 PM

The sexists and misogynists from CNN, MSNBC, and the Obama campaign that “swift boated” Hillary Clinton (have always wanted to turn that on those cretins)are back at it again I can see.

Jdripper on August 29, 2008 at 4:51 PM

It’s really a small thing, but seeing how small things are the big things of this election; Palin does make mention of “the U.S.” She uses the term, instead of ‘the Nation,’ or ‘America,’ as if there is a certain detachment between her, Alaska, and “the rest of the U.S.”

It’s something she’s going to have to stop doing before it catches on as lexicon.

PresidenToor on August 29, 2008 at 4:43 PM

Why?
Which America? North, central or South? Is Canada part of America? What Nation is that? The Nation of France? How about the Nation of England?

What I’m saying is that saying the US, I generally say USA, is pretty specific in a United States kind of way.
Besides do you really think someone would not vote for her because she says US rather than America?

jmarcure on August 29, 2008 at 4:53 PM

“Besides do you really think someone would not vote for her because she says US rather than America?”

First of all, Allah has already pointed to Goldberg’s piece as something to “pay particular attention too,” regarding Palin’s parochialism. And yes, the guy in Georgia is going to wonder why she keeps talking about Alaska contributing to the U.S. as if his state of Georgia is somehow not contributing to the U.S. I mean how do the 900,000 people in Montana contribute to the U.S.? Is the measure of a state the contribution it provides to the greater whole? What does Alaska have to do with down home issues in Ohio?

PresidenToor on August 29, 2008 at 5:12 PM

Message to Team Obama:

Iceberg getting closer.

wildweasel on August 29, 2008 at 5:31 PM

She is too young and has zero experience in government.
Governor.

Jim Treacher on August 29, 2008 at 3:59 PM

LOL… it’s the small things that elude the donks.

SkinnerVic on August 29, 2008 at 5:33 PM

Lets see…..qualifications…hmmmm

Chief executive of a state that is larger than most countries in the world….conservative….achievements….

Yes, she’s qualified.

wildweasel on August 29, 2008 at 5:34 PM

We have had a damn good day.

Bhagwani on August 29, 2008 at 5:59 PM

She did say no to the VP on the Glen Beck show but that was over 2 years ago.—-> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3jnbiHAMuY&feature=related

Dollayo on August 29, 2008 at 6:02 PM

SHAMELESS and DISGUSTING.

Palin has more substance and morality in her little finger than Obama does in his entire lifetime.

marklmail on August 29, 2008 at 6:31 PM

My sense is that Palin tends to say “US” in the way an executive like a Governor would say it, in a practical manner as befits her constitutional responsibilties, state vs federal, rather than “our nation” or even “America” which tends to be the language of politicians. So, while I agree she may have to make her speech more political, she isn’t doing too bad at the fundraising part, is she?

drunyan8315 on August 31, 2008 at 5:10 PM

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