Palin: If I had said what Biden said, the media would have destroyed me

posted at 8:08 pm on October 21, 2008 by Allahpundit

Even Drew Griffin, fresh off his egregious smear of National Review, doesn’t dare disagree.

This may be the first and only matter on which the ‘Cuda and Document Dan are aligned.



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1GooDDaDDy on October 21, 2008 at 11:22 PM

I’m being selfish. The term SHORT is used by all services.

hawkdriver on October 21, 2008 at 11:28 PM

Plus whoever it was who first suggested that the McCain campaign should cut some commercials featuring her was dead on. What an effin relief it would be for voters who’ve been getting all Obama ads all the time! She IS Morning in America, goshdarnit.

Ubetcha.

CK MacLeod on October 21, 2008 at 11:28 PM

Leave Kristol alone!! He almost kept a straight face when that Meg Ryan was having an orgasm just at the sight of him!!!
Lots of us do, you know.

Fortunata on October 21, 2008 at 11:28 PM

Very funny Steyn piece in the headlines, in case any one missed it.

Cindy Munford on October 21, 2008 at 11:29 PM

Yes! Yes!! Yes We Can!!!! Time for bed.

Fortunata on October 21, 2008 at 11:39 PM

1GooDDaDDy on October 21, 2008 at 11:22 PM

I’m being selfish. The term SHORT is used by all services.

hawkdriver on October 21, 2008 at 11:28 PM

I think that post was intended for someone else.

I counted the days, every day in Nam until I reached that magical “short’ point of 90 days.

Over.

1GooDDaDDy on October 21, 2008 at 11:40 PM

Starlink on October 21, 2008 at 11:36 PM

She covered the “real” four in her speech today on a telepromter. And then she threw in the one about Biden speaking again. But to me they’d be hard to remember also because they were just Bidens rants and didn’t make much sense in the first place.

hawkdriver on October 21, 2008 at 11:43 PM

If the Dem VP candidate can sckowledge the potential for disaster of a presidential Obama, why can’t the media and other Obama supporters? Just a single rational thought/observation would reveal this.

docdave on October 21, 2008 at 11:47 PM

Over.

1GooDDaDDy on October 21, 2008 at 11:40 PM

Then I humble bow to you Sir. The VN Vets have always had a special place in my heart. When I came in in 76, (17, do the math) they were the leadership. Proud of their country still serving even after a lot of teh country turned their back on them.

With the exception of Central America, I’ve never done without coming home to welcoming Americans from my deployments. (Ed Ansner and Martin Sheen were rooting for the Marxists) I would love to arrange a belated welcome home parade for all of the VN Vets.

It is my humble opinion VN was not a war that was lost but just the greatest battle fought for the free world during the Cold War. By you men and women not backing down and by you holding the line as long as you did, you showed the Soviets and Chinese that they couldn’t have the world.

Well done my friend.

hawkdriver on October 21, 2008 at 11:50 PM

Palin rocks! She knows what she is saying. She talks like normal people. That to me what Biden said was scary. I don’t know. I am just scared that NOBAMA will win. McCain has to win. A lot of Doctors that I pick up deposits. Tell me they are for McCain. Not to many nurses like Nobama either. And this is CA. Home of the liberal freaks. And Democrats. eeeeekkkkk There are Republicans. They just don’t want to be vocal. I am and I don’t care. If one ask while I am working. I tell them. Hope I don’t lose my job though. :)

sheebe on October 21, 2008 at 11:55 PM

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/4203

More depressing evidence that at a minimum, a Socialist or Marxist is about to occupy the White House, and at worst, an Anti-American, Pro-Jihadi, Anti-White, Anti-Semitic, Racist closet Communist Muslim!

I fee like throwing up…even the Canadians “get it”!

Dale in Atlanta on October 22, 2008 at 12:00 AM

sheebe on October 21, 2008 at 11:55 PM

lol, don’t lose your job. If you can’t pay your taxes, you’ll be off to the reeducation camp.

hawkdriver on October 22, 2008 at 12:01 AM

At least Kmeic isn’t using the lame excuse that he was all set to vote for McCain, but Palin’s lack of Meet the Press appearances is keeping him from voting for him.

Speedwagon82 on October 22, 2008 at 12:08 AM

hawkdriver on October 21, 2008 at 11:50 PM

Excellent post – totally agree on the Vietnam vets.

exhelodrvr on October 22, 2008 at 12:14 AM

exhelodrvr on October 22, 2008 at 12:14 AM

Me too on 1 June. exhawkdriver.

hawkdriver on October 22, 2008 at 12:18 AM

I can’t stand Rather, but I have to give him credit for this.

He’s basically admitting that biases and double standards exist in the media – which sure ain’t something you’d hear most reporters say.

Ryan Gandy on October 22, 2008 at 12:57 AM

Thanks to Dale in Atlanta on October 21, 2008 at 10:20 PM.

That is a really very very great post!! (I’m not kissing up – just sincerely complementing you)

In fact, it’s the best anecdotal evidence I’ve confirmed, so far, of something being amiss with the Meddling Stork Media’s polls.

Mcguyver on October 22, 2008 at 1:10 AM

I just saw this on CNN. I cannot believe that they let speak this long. Griffin must actually like her. She did great.

This comes after Roberts spending 4 minutes on Sarah bringing her family and how much that all costs. This is the same CNN who does not cover Obaam’s lying about funding ACORN.

Of course, the execrable Ginny Moose had to bash Palin, observing the Palin look-alike porn video.

drjohn on October 22, 2008 at 7:20 AM

Go Cuda!!!!!

trainwife1962 on October 22, 2008 at 9:15 AM

So when Palin sees the fake parts of America she doesn’t see patriots like she sees in the real America?

mycowardice on October 22, 2008 at 11:09 AM

Barak says we are “bitter clingers” and Biden says “Barak will be tested” by a “manufactured crisis.” Both statements belie what the Democrats really believe because both statements are made to private audiences of big donors when the understanding was no cameras or microphones would be present.

Call it pillow talk.

Angry Dumbo on October 22, 2008 at 11:42 AM

From: Obama Campaign Headquarters
To: Television and Newspaper Editorial Staff
Re: Action Lines for Final Campaign Weeks

Okay, people, this is it! We’re into the home stretch, and looking great, thanks to your tireless efforts. An awful lot of scary stuff has come at us since the debates, but you’ve done a beautiful job of watching Barry’s back, and he really appreciates it. Hell, everyone around here knows we should have been buried after the sub-prime crisis hit – Joe even thought we should work on a tearful resignation speech and approach Hillary about taking over as the candidate. The big lug even called her and asked if he could stay on as V.P.! Sure, Joe takes a lot of ribbing around here, but we all know those huge Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac donations were a gun aimed right at Barry’s head, and you guys and gals turned it right around and pointed it at the Repubs! That was some serious jiu-jutsu… or is that judo… I always get those two mixed up. Anyway, here are your action lines for the final weeks of the campaign:

1. We’ve put together a damage control system for the next time Joe goes off the reservation. We’re going to need the cell phone numbers of your floor producers and lead camera techs to make it work. Tell your people that if they’re filming a Biden interview, and they receive a text message from campaign HQ with the kill code, they should cut Joe’s mike, or “accidentally” switch the feed to something else, until we send the “all clear.” We’re going to start with “SLING BLADE” as a kill code. We haven’t thought of an all-clear code yet, although Michelle O has offered some colorful suggestions.

2. Some of you have expressed concerns about Barney Frank turning up on TV and giving interviews about fiscal policy. It does seem like a little much to shove him in the voters’ faces like that – I mean, they’re dumb, but they’re not stupid, right? Barry agrees it would be better if he laid low until after the Big Day. Barry promised him that after he’s elected, he’ll spend a couple million of those juicy new tax dollars on Krugerrands and let Barney take a treasure bath. That should keep him happy.

3. We realize the wing-nut bloggers have sort of forced Bill Ayers into the news, but we should be able to minimize the damage with a few more “nobody cares about Ayers” pieces. Axelrod says he’ll get some more blog comments posted on the big righty sites to that effect. Someone from NBC asked if it might be helpful to do a big, slobbery “human interest” story on Ayers, like you guys usually do on Barry. Negative, negative, negative. The less said about him, the better. To the gal from CBS that asked if Barry really plans to put Ayers in the Department of Education: what are you worried about? You people all send your kids to top private schools, am I right?

4. We got a call from Chicago that a reporter was recently seen there… kind of had us worried a bit, until we ran a background check and found out the guy was just in town to visit his relatives. I don’t want to see any of your people anywhere except Wasilla, across the street from that plumber guy’s house, and wherever Barry happens to be standing.

5. Time to start tightening those polls up a bit. We need the base to feel anxious and eager to vote, not fat, dumb, and happy. CBS – you’ve been going overboard, kids. Where are you taking those polls, your break room? Let’s get McCain within, say, one or two points. Balance that out with some more “Obamacans” – crank it up to about 20%-25% of Republicans saying they’ll vote for the Big O. See if Chris Buckley can get you a list of “lifelong Republicans” you can poll. We want that Obamacan number up, to keep the wing-nuts feeling defeated. Yes, they DO read the poll internals, God love em.

6. Effective immediately, the old action lines about Colin Powell are null and void. New line is that he is America’s greatest military hero. Anticipating the follow-up from MSNBC: yes, greater than John Kerry.

OK, that about wraps it up! Invites to the victory party going out next week. Axelrod thinks you should try calling Florida early again, before the Panhandle voting booths close – yeah, I thought it was a little obvious too, but what the hell, it’s been eight years. You can always claim it was an honest mistake, based on an early tidal wave of excited young Obama voters. Andrea Mitchell asked about writing Michelle’s biography – sorry babe, we already gave that plum away to Peggy Noonan, but we’ll see if we can set you up with the kids for something after the inauguration. Remember, no wearing Obama/Biden buttons on the air, until after Election Night is completely over! Love you guys!

Doctor Zero on October 22, 2008 at 12:21 PM

Poor Sarah … she is too stupid to realize that the media has ALREADY destroyed her.

Her future, maybe US Senator … or Fox Host.

Monkei on October 22, 2008 at 12:22 PM

Anti-American, Pro-Jihadi, Anti-White, Anti-Semitic, Racist closet Communist Muslim!

I fee like throwing up…even the Canadians “get it”!

Dale in Atlanta on October 22, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Dale in Atlanta … racist.

Monkei on October 22, 2008 at 12:24 PM

Don’t fret it Sarah … look at the bright side. You got all those SWELL clothes the RNC bought you to parade around in when you return to Wasilla Nov 5! You will be the best dressed woman in all of Alaska also, by golly.

Running for President of the Senate has been good, at least clothing wise.

Monkei on October 22, 2008 at 12:33 PM

Monkei on October 22, 2008 at 12:22 PM
Monkei on October 22, 2008 at 12:33 PM

“I’d rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy!”

Obviously, you’re a non-drinker.

dominigan on October 22, 2008 at 1:02 PM

Poor Sarah … she is too stupid to realize that the media has ALREADY destroyed her.

Her future, maybe US Senator … or Fox Host.

Monkei on October 22, 2008 at 12:22 PM

only to those uneducated, easily led morons who slavishly follow the press, like you binky!

right4life on October 22, 2008 at 1:10 PM

only to those uneducated, easily led morons who slavishly follow the press, like you binky!

right4life on October 22, 2008 at 1:10 PM

Your EXACTLY the person I want to see Nov 5 … the one’s who don’t understand that Walmart Mom’s don’t wear 1,200 suits.

Monkei on October 22, 2008 at 1:15 PM

Your EXACTLY the person I want to see Nov 5

you may not like what you see, sonny.

right4life on October 22, 2008 at 1:20 PM

you may not like what you see, sonny.

right4life on October 22, 2008 at 1:20 PM

Where are lamers like you when I am playing poker.

Monkei on October 22, 2008 at 3:10 PM

don’t count your chickens before they hatch…or come home to roost.

right4life on October 22, 2008 at 4:21 PM

But she oughta say it, word for word! She ought to say that because of The One’s inexperience, we’re going to be tested, etc. She ought to, and dare the media to report it (unlike the Biden quote).

Akzed on October 22, 2008 at 5:31 PM

I’m so short, can’t stop draggin’ ass!

I’m so short – “FIGMO!”

I’m so short, can’t finish this sentenc …

Trochilus on October 22, 2008 at 6:06 PM

Yesterday, Sarah Palin sat down for an interview with CNN’s Drew Griffin. What came out of that interview is a textbook example of media twisting facts and taking something totally out of context. Below is an exerpt from that interview.

CNN: “Yeah. Governor, you’ve been mocked in the press. The press has been pretty hard on you, the Democrats have been pretty hard on you, but also some conservatives have been pretty hard on you as well. The National Review had a story saying that, you know, I can’t tell if Sarah Palin is incompetent, stupid, unqualified, corrupt or all of the above.”

Palin: “Who wrote that one?”

CNN: “That was in the National Review, I don’t, have the author.”

Well, Mr Griffin, the author was Byron York, and here is what he really said October 20th in the National Review (I have included the full paragraph for context):

“Watching press coverage of the Republican candidate for vice president, it’s sometimes hard to decide whether Sarah Palin is incompetent, stupid, unqualified, corrupt, backward, or — or, well, all of the above. Palin, the governor of Alaska, has faced more criticism than any vice-presidential candidate since 1988, when Democrats and the press tore into Dan Quayle. In fact, Palin may have it even worse than Quayle, since she’s taking flak not only from Democrats and the press but from some conservative opinion leaders as well.”

What is CNN’s motto-”The Most Trusted Source in News”? Was this just an example of Mr Griffin’s incompetence-or was this a deliberate twisting and misrepresentaion of the facts? Will CNN apologize to Obama and the public? Probably not.

Is there anybody out there who still believes that the news media (with the exception of Fox News and talk radio)is not totally committed to helping Barak Obama win the election? Perhaps you think that once Obama is in the White House, the media will become his adversary, will “speak truth to power” and all that. Wrong. The media, if Obama is elected, will spend the years of his administration acting as his defender. Why? Because they share Obama’s ideology. The media today is nothing more than an arm of one political party-the Democrats.

Is that good for democracy?

gary fouse
fousesquawk

gary fouse on October 22, 2008 at 11:10 PM

don’t count your chickens before they hatch…or come home to roost.

right4life on October 22, 2008 at 4:21 PM

Why, is the “fix” in?

Monkei on October 23, 2008 at 11:56 AM

Palin: If I had said what Biden said, the media Allah would have destroyed me
Fixed it

.

again. (fixed it again)

Fuquay Steve on October 23, 2008 at 12:47 PM

Palin: If I had said what Biden said, the media would have destroyed me

Sarah they are destroying you anyway! Even though you are awesome! You can habdle it though!

God bless Sarah Palin.

lisalj on October 23, 2008 at 2:36 PM

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