Video: Palin’s special base

posted at 5:09 pm on October 16, 2008 by Allahpundit

Via the LA Times, of all places, a reminder that pit bulls have a tender side, too.


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I love her.

carbon_footprint on October 16, 2008 at 5:11 PM

yes yes and yes

spacekicker on October 16, 2008 at 5:12 PM

Sarah:

May the Lord bless you,
and keep you.

May the Lord make His face to shine upon you,
and be gracious unto you.

May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
and give you peace.
__________

RJGatorEsq. on October 16, 2008 at 5:13 PM

more stories like that on MSM and McCain would win big. More of that, less of the heavily edited interview hit pieces that is

jp on October 16, 2008 at 5:13 PM

Go ahead, nutroots. Show us who you really are.

Jim Treacher on October 16, 2008 at 5:13 PM

I hate those people who want to tear this woman down because she is a republican who chose life. God Bless Sarah Palin.

Sue on October 16, 2008 at 5:14 PM

Queen Esther? Deborah?

just pondering

jp on October 16, 2008 at 5:15 PM

Sniff, sniff… my cold part-German cyborg heart breaks. You can’t buy authenticity and compassion like that (AHEM BARRY AHEM).

Pasalubong on October 16, 2008 at 5:15 PM

Awesome…

changer1701 on October 16, 2008 at 5:15 PM

Compare that to the slugs who crash her rallys with vulgar t-shirts. That alone speaks volumes about the character of each side’s supporters.

Vashta.Nerada on October 16, 2008 at 5:15 PM

Sarah, you rock!

jgapinoy on October 16, 2008 at 5:15 PM

Consider this a rare gift from Allah…

CliffHanger on October 16, 2008 at 5:16 PM

Awwww :(

lodge on October 16, 2008 at 5:16 PM

Exit question: What would Christopher Buckley, Kathleen Parker, Heather Mac Donald, et. al. say after watching this piece? “Yeah, I didn’t hear her use a subordinate clause in her comments, though.”

Pasalubong on October 16, 2008 at 5:16 PM

what no snarky comment Allah? i’m surprised.

unseen on October 16, 2008 at 5:17 PM

This story will drive them abso-farking-lutely batshit froth-at-the-mouth insane.

ManlyRash on October 16, 2008 at 5:17 PM

39.m.florida dude, im all teared up. thank God for people like Palin

custer on October 16, 2008 at 5:17 PM

send this to PUMA’s, get them to mass email it to all Hillary voters and moderate Women voters

jp on October 16, 2008 at 5:17 PM

Queen Esther? Deborah?

just pondering

jp on October 16, 2008 at 5:15 PM

Funny you should say that…my Boomer dad calls her Queen Esther too! Oh, and my octogenarian grandma, too.

hoosiermama on October 16, 2008 at 5:17 PM

That is so wonderful. I love that she makes all of those great kids feel special; because they are.

They look like they are having a great time at her rally’s too!

Trig is too cute for words!

JAM on October 16, 2008 at 5:18 PM

That brough tears to my eyes – I love that woman. She’s such a beacon on honest-to-goodness humanity right now, more real than anyone else in politics today.

Anna on October 16, 2008 at 5:18 PM

She is awesome.

sammypants on October 16, 2008 at 5:18 PM

“Blessed are the poor in spirit for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them”

I can’t imagine the Left attacking any of this……can you……….

FiveWays on October 16, 2008 at 5:19 PM

I’d like to know who at MSNBC is now looking for a job after letting that one slip by…

CliffHanger on October 16, 2008 at 5:19 PM

If anyone is lucky enough to get to meet Sarah with Trig. He is a sweetie baby. Very quiet and smiles easily.

Down Syndrom and any disabled children are a special blessing. They don’t usually complain about their problems to their parents and always show them love.

upinak on October 16, 2008 at 5:20 PM

I can’t imagine the Left attacking any of this……can you……….

They have already, and they will continue…

CliffHanger on October 16, 2008 at 5:21 PM

Breaking News: Tax Expert estimates Palin’s homemade Trig t-shirt contribution from supporter at $15.

… in 5, 4, 3, 2, ….

Dusty on October 16, 2008 at 5:21 PM

wow..

stlpatriot on October 16, 2008 at 5:21 PM

She said at a rally today that she has a bumper sticker that says “My kid has more chromosomes than your kid”.

CP on October 16, 2008 at 5:21 PM

Any tone-setting significance to the fact that the first kid they showed was clearly terrified and crying her eyes out? Nah, probably not. They have now officially fulfilled their token pro-conservative piece and may now return to regularly scheduled leftism. (I think this should get them out of at least a weeks worth of media-bias purgatory.)

Seriously, though, good story. Props to MSNBC.

JackOfClubs on October 16, 2008 at 5:21 PM

sarah rules!

Roger Waters on October 16, 2008 at 5:21 PM

CliffHanger on October 16, 2008 at 5:19 PM

It’s NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, which kind of explains how it got on NBC at all.

amerpundit on October 16, 2008 at 5:22 PM

Remember this vid the next time you pass a public funded D&C storefront.

Limerick on October 16, 2008 at 5:22 PM

Now that is one special lady. God bless you Gov. Palin :)

Richard Romano on October 16, 2008 at 5:22 PM

jp, I’ve been thinking Esther for a while now, myself…

JustTruth101 on October 16, 2008 at 5:22 PM

It is well beyond time to put a human in office.

oakpack on October 16, 2008 at 5:22 PM

I’d like to know who at MSNBC is now looking for a job after letting that one slip by…

Keith Olbermann is sending out an A.P.B. for him/her, no doubt.

Pasalubong on October 16, 2008 at 5:22 PM

Beautiful story, wonderful woman.

That’s real stuff.

Hening on October 16, 2008 at 5:22 PM

I can’t imagine the Left attacking any of this……can you……….

Did you hear the one about Todd Palin and Incest with Bristol, which created Trig and Palin is faking its hers?

SNL even did a skit suggesting it, see my comments in the W thread about this Sick sick people in our media and elite class

jp on October 16, 2008 at 5:23 PM

upinak on October 16, 2008 at 5:20 PM

He is a very adorable baby, makes me want another. I love when babies smile, or really, when any child smiles… it’s such a genuine, beautiful thing.

Great, thanks Allah, I’m all emotional and hormonal now. I blame you. : )

/goes to watch video again and get more kleenex

Anna on October 16, 2008 at 5:23 PM

That’s authenticity.

D0WNT0WN on October 16, 2008 at 5:23 PM

Let’s see Tina Fey romp on that one. If she had an ethics at all, she would spend the next time she’s on SNL honoring those with downs and actually do something worthwhile for once.

flytier on October 16, 2008 at 5:24 PM

an interesting case can be made for Queen Esther, ordinary people chosen for extraordinary things.

jp on October 16, 2008 at 5:24 PM

They have already, and they will continue…

CliffHanger on October 16, 2008 at 5:21 PM

Yeah, I know.

Speaks volumes, doesn’t it………..

FiveWays on October 16, 2008 at 5:24 PM

Go ahead, nutroots. Show us who you really are.

Jim Treacher on October 16, 2008 at 5:13 PM

I really hope they don’t. No one deserves the torture of watching what vile thing they’ll come up with against handicapped people.

Esthier on October 16, 2008 at 5:25 PM

That’s authenticity.

Yup, and you won’t see anything like it coming from Obama and Biden – not now, not ever.

CliffHanger on October 16, 2008 at 5:25 PM

I can’t wait to see what kind of sub-human s**t the Kos Kidz will put out in response to this.

CherokeeJack on October 16, 2008 at 5:25 PM

Let’s see Tina Fey romp on that one. If she had an ethics at all, she would spend the next time she’s on SNL honoring those with downs and actually do something worthwhile for once.

flytier on October 16, 2008 at 5:24 PM

All of a sudden Sarah Palin isn’t so funny anymore……….

FiveWays on October 16, 2008 at 5:25 PM

Even an atheist/agnostic would have to look at Sarah Palin as proof that God does not hate conservatives, despite all the bad stuff that’s happened to the movement lately (including that damage which was self-inflicted).

thirteen28 on October 16, 2008 at 5:25 PM

Lump in throat….God Bless Gov Palin and her family….I’m going to see them tomorrow here in Indiana!..: o )

christene on October 16, 2008 at 5:25 PM

Side thought:

The Left has made fun of Palin for her kids’ names. I thought liberal hippies were the ones who named their kids weird stuff? What about some (incoming racist alert) black kids’ names?

I don’t see how Trig or Bristol is any weirder than Shanice or Deleandra or Sunshine or Lilyflower or whatever.

Maybe “odd” names are only a joke when they’re on Republicans’ children?

Seixon on October 16, 2008 at 5:26 PM

I cannot wait to cast my vote for her next month. Cannot wait.

Kensington on October 16, 2008 at 5:26 PM

no matter what happens on election day, Palin has my vote forever

custer on October 16, 2008 at 5:26 PM

no matter what happens on election day, Palin has my vote forever

custer on October 16, 2008 at 5:26 PM

This star shall not fade.

It has only begun to shine.

FiveWays on October 16, 2008 at 5:27 PM

Good as gold.

jackmac on October 16, 2008 at 5:28 PM

Beautiful.

*smiles*

Grue in the Attic on October 16, 2008 at 5:28 PM

Great video page over at NBC, incidentally. There’s a whole section on the 1980 election. Brokaw says that Reagan didn’t get a slight advantage in the polls until after the debates. Even then it was too close to call.

amerpundit on October 16, 2008 at 5:28 PM

That’s PENSACUDA!!!! I watched the whole thing (and photo blogged, for the 2 people that haven’t read it. {8^P)

…Next to us, some of the ARC Gateway staff and kids were sitting with beautiful, yellow “Give Trig a Kiss for Us” t-shirts. Somehow, she saw them and stopped. She clasped her hands to her chest, then kissed her fingertips and offered them in the group’s direction.

…Then she was through, waved bunches and hotfooted it down the stairs to shake as many hands as she could. First at the foot of the steps and then around every inch of the stage, starting with the side furthest away from us. And do you know what else she’d done as soon as she’d finished the speech? She sent the Secret Service up to get the kids next to us and bring them down to her. Organized them herself for a group picture and the ARC staff members were beside themselves. There wasn’t a dry eye left in the house.

tree hugging sister on October 16, 2008 at 5:28 PM

Velvet Glove, Iron Will, Heart of Gold, Churchillian Backbone.

All woman, all the time. And the best damn VP nominee I ever saw.

Bless Sarah and her family.

Subsunk

Subsunk on October 16, 2008 at 5:29 PM

I don’t understand the LA Times reporters point?

Seems he wanted to insinuate she was using her child for political ends, but was too ashamed to actually say it outright?

cyclosarin on October 16, 2008 at 5:29 PM

She has a heart.

Terrye on October 16, 2008 at 5:30 PM

Any small child that smiles at me can instantly have any toy they want. I regret not having any. I’m putty with kids. I woulda made a rotten dad but an awesome grandfather.

GoodBoy on October 16, 2008 at 5:31 PM

She has a heart.

Terrye on October 16, 2008 at 5:30 PM

…A heart as big as Alaska.

She’s a keeper.

yep.

FiveWays on October 16, 2008 at 5:31 PM

Class act. Class act in all the important ways which put her galaxies ahead of the pompous trash which now constitute the DFL base.

I love her.

Bishop on October 16, 2008 at 5:31 PM

If not for Sarah this would be the most bleak election year of my lifetime.

Elizabetty on October 16, 2008 at 5:32 PM

I have thought she wasn’t a strong pick from the moment it was announced. I was hoping for Romney or Rudy. However, in those last 10 seconds of the clip, you can see what an extraordinary woman Sarah Palin really is. She is so free of pretentiousness it’s amazing that she’s a politician. Something deep inside this woman is something America needs.

I sound like an emotional liberal, but doggone it, she rocks!

FLcapitalistthug on October 16, 2008 at 5:33 PM

She is the greatest.

jeffshow on October 16, 2008 at 5:33 PM

jp on October 16, 2008 at 5:23 PM

And the Biden comic where he asked her “Do you know what the difference between your mouth and your vagina is? Only some of the things that comes out of your vagina are retarded.”

Or the bumper sticker/button that reads, “Sarah Palin: Making retarded babies since 2008!”

Or this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8hlj_UFi-g

Or much of The Atlantic coverage.

Or about a zillion other hideous and outrageous things. I only repeat them here because I feel they need to be shown for what they are. Worthless piles.

This is the kind of thing EVERYONE should be outraged at. Not just conservatives.

Abby Adams on October 16, 2008 at 5:34 PM

It really gave me pain to see the look on her face towards the end. I felt sick to my stomach. After all she’s been through, and then now with all of the political attacks, and seeing her like this makes me feel for her, and despise the degenerates who attack her and her family even more.

wise_man on October 16, 2008 at 5:34 PM

Obama, these angels on earth (among others, of course) are whom God has in mind with Matthew 25. Not most of the 50% of able-bodied income tax filers looking for “tax cut” (read “welfare check”).

She’s the Right Stuff. She and McCain and the ones to get us back on track.

BuckeyeSam on October 16, 2008 at 5:34 PM

tree hugging sister on October 16, 2008 at 5:28 PM

Is that you in one of those pics????

upinak on October 16, 2008 at 5:34 PM

I woulda made a rotten dad but an awesome grandfather.
GoodBoy on October 16, 2008 at 5:31 PM

Don’t sell yourself short, dude. I felt exactly the same way and was dragged into fatherhood without what I consider the proper mindset.

Then my first child was born and I realized that all the stupid shit that I previously thought was so important was worth about nothing. She settled me down and I understood that the sun rose and set entirely on her.

Bishop on October 16, 2008 at 5:35 PM

As parents of a 7 year old autistic and diabetic son, my wife and I really connect with Sarah. She also has a nephew that is autistic, so her family has different challenges. We love our son Tristan so very very much.

We appreciate that she is pro life and that she cares about the special needs cause. She understands our challenges or is at least beginning to understand.

kerrhome on October 16, 2008 at 5:35 PM

Hard to type, tears. God Bless the Palin family and all families who have special needs children. They are jewells.
L

letget on October 16, 2008 at 5:35 PM

Seems he wanted to insinuate she was using her child for political ends, but was too ashamed to actually say it outright?

cyclosarin on October 16, 2008 at 5:29 PM

Don’t you know? Trig is a plant. Karl Rove planned it.

BuckeyeSam on October 16, 2008 at 5:36 PM

Palin is the best!

jencab on October 16, 2008 at 5:36 PM

wise_man on October 16, 2008 at 5:34 PM

Word. I don’t believe that Palin really knew, deep down, what the lefty thugs were capable of.

Bishop on October 16, 2008 at 5:36 PM

Amen, FiveWays.

I could only contrast her emotional moment at the end of the piece with Hillary’s. Sarah gets a bit teary about these kids. Hillary gets teary about her tired ol’ self. (not blaming Hillary at all, assuming her emotion was genuine – it’s gotta be tough on the trail – but it just shows the difference between where these two women have their focus.)

Hey, all you Queen Esther people: so I guess McCain would be Mordecai … and Obama must be Haman. Would Hillary be Vashti??

Rosmerta on October 16, 2008 at 5:37 PM

“Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14b

Sarah is so genuine, and I love her so much because she shows the heart of our Lord who said this:

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

God bless you, Sara

lukespapa on October 16, 2008 at 5:38 PM

Here’s a good song that fits.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMA4zgWbRyE

GoodBoy on October 16, 2008 at 5:38 PM

I bet they all have higher IQs than Joe Biden. They certainly have larger hearts.

Y-not on October 16, 2008 at 5:38 PM

Governor Palin had us at “hello,” but my wife and I have been moved by her genuine compassion for special needs kids, including embracing the challenges and joys of raising one herself. As parents of an autistic child, we certainly appreciate hearing concern from a candidate and knowing it’s not empty rhetoric. I wouldn’t exaggerate the impact that would have on the election, but I wouldn’t discount it either. There’s not a secret handshake between parents, but there is a respect for what the other is doing that creates a bond.

Todd and Sarah are good people. Whatever happens in November, it has been a pleasure having her on the ticket.

Graybark on October 16, 2008 at 5:38 PM

Got something in my eye, here. Excuse me while I get a hankie…

Bob's Kid on October 16, 2008 at 5:39 PM

Bishop on October 16, 2008 at 5:35 PM

I just meant cause I woulda spoiled them to death lol.

GoodBoy on October 16, 2008 at 5:39 PM

Would Hillary be Vashti??

Rosmerta on October 16, 2008 at 5:37 PM

In all truthful honesty, Hillary no not quite. She lacks Vashti’s arrogant and willful disdain. Michelle Obama would be a better fit.

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 16, 2008 at 5:40 PM

She is way too good for this miserable, demeaning, process

Dudley Smith on October 16, 2008 at 5:40 PM

2012 can’t come fast enough…

Dritanian on October 16, 2008 at 5:42 PM

I can’t imagine the Left attacking any of this……can you……….

FiveWays on October 16, 2008 at 5:19 PM

Give them time to change the water in their bongs and reload the bowls.

Old Hippie Vet on October 16, 2008 at 5:43 PM

Todd and Sarah are good people. Whatever happens in November, it has been a pleasure having her on the ticket.

Graybark on October 16, 2008 at 5:38 PM

She is way too good for this miserable, demeaning, process

Dudley Smith on October 16, 2008 at 5:40 PM

+1

SAZMD on October 16, 2008 at 5:44 PM

I just meant cause I woulda spoiled them to death lol.
GoodBoy on October 16, 2008 at 5:39 PM

I hear ya. While I try to raise my younglings to be responsible, they know the puppy dog eyes work on dad every, single time.

I should add that my daughter’s first few boyfriends can count themselves lucky to leave the house alive if they get her back from a date even one minute late.

Bishop on October 16, 2008 at 5:46 PM

I hate crying at work. Or crying at all. With my frequent bouts of Allahpecia, I need things like this to remind me that some things are more important than politics.

God bless Sarah, and all of her “special” supporters.

Flyover Country on October 16, 2008 at 5:47 PM

2012 can’t come fast enough…

Amen to that. Palin/Jindal

V15J on October 16, 2008 at 5:49 PM

Go ahead, nutroots. Show us who you really are.

Jim Treacher on October 16, 2008 at 5:13 PM

My thoughts exactly… I can already imagine some of the disgusting things they’ll be saying when they see this.

RightWinged on October 16, 2008 at 5:52 PM

Beautiful.

*smiles*

Grue in the Attic on October 16, 2008 at 5:28 PM

So touching it even made a grue in the attic stop eating and smile!

Liberty or Death on October 16, 2008 at 5:54 PM

Sarah Palin is the real thing.

Connie on October 16, 2008 at 5:54 PM

I can’t imagine the Left attacking any of this……can you……….

FiveWays on October 16, 2008 at 5:19 PM

Unfortunately, yes.

wytammic on October 16, 2008 at 5:57 PM

She has taken crap from both sides. Much nastier from the left, but I think more painful from the right. For all of those self righteous women out their who claim she should be at home with Trig, don’t they see the enormous amount of good she is doing these families? Don’t they see how much good she could do if she were elected Vice President? I suppose they think it would be just fine if it was Todd running and her in the background with the baby.

And the people whining about her having Trig out on the road with her, what does Trig care? Babies aren’t too particular about anything but familiar faces and being fed on time. They are rather portable. I suppose liberals would rather see him back in Alaska with a nanny. Or perhaps not see him or think of him at all as he invokes such a guilt filled rage in them.

thevastlane on October 16, 2008 at 5:58 PM

upinak ~ nah.

An attic Grue *smiling* is TRULY a lovely sight to behold.

tree hugging sister on October 16, 2008 at 5:58 PM

She is way too good for this miserable, demeaning, process

Dudley Smith on October 16, 2008 at 5:40 PM

Which is exactly why the Obama camp is worried about her.

And if the DNC were smart, they will continue to be worried about her no matter what happens on Nov 4th.

Sarah Palin will not fade away, and they know it.

FiveWays on October 16, 2008 at 5:58 PM

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