Palin: I’m ready to help Obama even though he is, in fact, friendly with a domestic terrorist

posted at 5:30 pm on November 12, 2008 by Allahpundit

My sentiments exactly. It’s in two clips, submitted for your approval below.

In case you’re keeping score, total number of Democrats thus far who’ve expressed even the tiniest reservations about Obama’s chumminess with this unrepentant piece of shinola: One.




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You need in excess of 60 million votes to win the election. Do you honestly think there are 60 million self-professed conservatives?

Bradky on November 12, 2008 at 7:33 PM

No, there aren’t 60 million conservatives in the US, enough to win the election. But there are 50 million or so.

And…

There’s about 10 million of us libertarians. And we’ve got the back of our conservative friends. Especially if the GOP nominates our “libertarian-conservative” gal Sarah Palin.

50 million plus 10 million makes the magic 60.

Libertarian + Conservative, the winning combination to beat the Fascist Liberal Left. Your days are numbered Libs.

ericdondero on November 12, 2008 at 9:08 PM

Ford is the future of the GOP … this Reagan will be a disaster

joey24007 on November 12, 2008 at 8:17 PM

Assuming you are talking about the 1976 elections, bravo for being clever if not astute.

Since I’m trained as a historian and politics are a passion of mine allow me to point out a few flaws in your glib commentary.

Republicans chances of winning in 1976 were bleak at best. Watergate and an eroding trust of government foretold a shift to the Democrats (which at the time actually included conservatives). The GOP (which actually included real liberals at the time) was shifting to the right. By contemporary standards Ford was probably somewhere between the RINOS (McCain, Snow, etc) and moderates like John Warner. Observations only relevant in pointing out that you can’t take political comments from 1976 and apply them to the reality of 2008.

Ford’s ascendency to the Presidency never included popular election so, despite his many years as a well-respected Congressman, he never enjoyed a national political support structure. He had pardoned Nixon a month after taking office which led to accusations of deal-making (absurd for anybody who looks at Ford’s long political record) in the name of getting beyond Watergate. Those WIN (whip inflation now) buttons didn’t help either.

In 1976, the GOP choice in the primaries was all about recovery from the Watergate scandal. The party had shed itself of a corrupt VP and POTUS and replaced them with a President of unquestioned (to this day) integrity. Why would they have opted to replace that with Ronald Reagan- the Ron Paul candidate in contemporary standards? Reagan was way far right of the party in 1976 and that was why Ford became the candidate.

Carter took the helm and, four years later, Unemployment was at 7%, inflation was at 13%, and the prime interest was at 15%. I think we are in more of the same during the Obama regime. I can’t gaurantee another Reagan is in the wings but we have many bad times ahead and bad public policy decisions with the ultimate result being a swing to the rational once again.

highhopes on November 12, 2008 at 9:10 PM

I just read that Katie Couric consulted Sam Nunn, an Obama supporter, before interviewing Sarah.

technopeasant on November 12, 2008 at 9:12 PM

You need in excess of 60 million votes to win the election. Do you honestly think there are 60 million self-professed conservatives?

Bradky on November 12, 2008 at 7:33 PM

The fact is, there are more “self-professed conservatives” in the country than self-professed liberals. Which is why Obama had to run as a moderate Republican.

ddrintn on November 12, 2008 at 9:13 PM

You need in excess of 60 million votes to win the election. Do you honestly think there are 60 million self-professed conservatives?

Bradky on November 12, 2008 at 7:33 PM

Do you think half the country woke up on November 4 and suddenly found themselves radical leftists?

There are many reasons Obama was elected, and for most voters, I doubt ideology is one of them, esp. considering the man has yet to articulate ANY meaningful, concrete ideas for what he plans to do. Americans are, sadly, very much influenced by what’s hip and popular. Obama was peddled to us by a Madison Avenue wunderkind with the help of a willing and biased media, and what the people voted for was an image. The packaging is all beautiful and appealing, but there’s nothing inside the box. People will realize their mistake soon enough. Today it’s cool to be pro-O. We’ll see what is the case four years from now. Cuz as good as Axelrod is at his job, he also knows how fickle the American consumer is. It won’t take much for them to turn on The One.

Bottom line: This is a center-right country, and this election didn’t change that. It wasn’t some bellwether of shifting political sensibilities. The sort of left-wing quasi-socialism that enjoys such popularity in Europe will not ever find roots here, and that’s why I welcome Obama going all lefty on us when he gets to the White House because the backlash in 2010 and 2012 will be loud and swift and resounding. His administration will be like the Carter administration all over again, only on steroids. It will be hard for awhile. There’s going to be unemployment, and soaring inflation and energy prices. Hopefully interest rates will go up so at least I can make some money SOMEWHERE. The tyrants of the world will be running wild like bullies in the schoolyard. Crime will go up — all the usual social ills we can associate with liberals in office will be back with a vengeance. By and large, it will be a disaster. I’m willing to bite the bullet cuz I know there’s a cowgirl waiting in the wings to come in and clean up this unholy mess in four years. :o)))) She might not have all the polish that the Gipper had, but that’s something she can learn. She certainly has his charisma, and his courage of conviction. And she doesn’t mince any words either. I love her. I’ll very much look forward to working on her campaign in 2012. :o)))))

NoLeftTurn on November 12, 2008 at 9:15 PM

I think the ‘Cuda’s gotten better about answering questions concisely and about telling interviewers to screw off politely. Sometimes she still does get a little long winded, or lets interviewers push her to answer on follow-ups, but she’s gotten much better since the Couric interview.

With her unsolicited advice on HuffPo today, her snide comments to a couple of entertainment shows, and the news that she used Obama’s informal adviser to prep for the ‘Cuda interview; I think that Katie girl’s going to be the absolute last in line to get an interview in the future. The Muppets should be in line in front of her. And when she does finally interview with her, it should be at the firing range with questions asked while the ‘Cuda reloads her 12 gauge.

meltenn on November 12, 2008 at 9:16 PM

The gerund of the verb “to progress”, as in “Hack is not progressing well in learning to think critically”.

Touche. But she used it at the END of a sentence. And I’m pretty sure you don’t end sentences with gerunds. It was awkward as all get out and she consistently does that. But maybe this is me being elitist. Demanding that my elected officials not only have a firm grasp on syntax, but hoping that when they speak it doesn’t feel like the. most. painful. slow. process. of. life, like it does with Palin.

DeathToMediaHacks on November 12, 2008 at 9:16 PM

Sarah wants to help the media become more objective and unbiased. The chance the MSM takes her up on her offer is the same chance that the Chicago Cubs will win the World Series again.

technopeasant on November 12, 2008 at 9:17 PM

Unbelievably, of all the interviews she’s given, the best one may be the one she is currently giving to Larry King. Who would have ever ‘thunk’ it?

technopeasant on November 12, 2008 at 9:26 PM

Touche. But she used it at the END of a sentence. And I’m pretty sure you don’t end sentences with gerunds.
DeathToMediaHacks on November 12, 2008 at 9:16 PM

Life is so much better without nipicking. ;)

ddrintn on November 12, 2008 at 9:27 PM

…oops, “nitpicking”.

ddrintn on November 12, 2008 at 9:27 PM

Obama would be smart to co-opt Palin somehow, but just as with Hillary, Obama doesn’t want to be overshadowed.

ddrintn on November 12, 2008 at 9:34 PM

DeathToMediaHacks on November 12, 2008 at 8:52 PM

Your name had me confused for a bit. I could see by your comments that you are a buttsniffing liberal nitwit, but the MediaHacks thing applies exclusively to liberals themselves, so I had a disconnect. The “deathto” part threw me, too; rarely do conservatives call for death to liberals, no matter how stupid and nasty they are.

I forgot that the dKos ninnies are so backward and disoriented that they think the media is biased toward conservatives. Now it all makes sense.

AP and Ed – you might consider banning this violent fem.

Jaibones on November 12, 2008 at 9:58 PM

I dig her -dig her DIG HER!
I do NOT think that she has gotten better at answering questions..I think that she has ALWAYS been great, but was just over managed to the point where she was stuck thinking “ok..what did they tell me to say on this question?”

LET SARAH BE SARAH..And thats that.

Handel on November 12, 2008 at 10:25 PM

Geez…please don’t run for the Presidency Sarah….please.

This woman is THICK AS A BRICK. I spent thousands supporting McCain-Palin because I HATE OBAMA and every Liberal. He’s going to ruin this country and millions of babies will be slaughtered in cold blood on his watch. She may be a good Governor of a sparsely populated state and she can definitely deliver a great speech, but she’s not knowledgeable when it comes to World Affairs and she’s definitely not Reagan. Sarah please stop throwing words like ‘also too‘ and ‘also‘ in the middle of every sentence, it bugs me to death. Arrrhh!! She reminds me of Miss South Carolina (from Teen USA 2007). A complete BIMBO!!

Newt, Romney or any other Conservative will do, but not Palin. How about Michelle Malkin and Newt for 2012?

jacobnyc on November 12, 2008 at 10:36 PM

Howard Kurtz has an article on the ‘Cuda media tour.

Highlights:
Mike Allen over at Politico who first reported the ‘whack job’ comment as said, “I found it [the whack job quote] illuminating because it came from an extremely senior McCain person, clearly reflecting the views of others in the inner circle. I would not have used it from the peanut gallery, internal or external.”

And a quote from Carl Cameron: “Cameron says he stands by what sources told him on condition that he not report it until after the election. “This was a circular firing squad, and they let me watch,” he says. “To the degree people thought I was enjoying my reporting — some thought I looked overenthusiastic — I may have blown the execution.”

Also, Andrew Sullivan is now accusing Palin of perjury in her Troopergate testimony.

And on and on it goes.

meltenn on November 12, 2008 at 10:44 PM

jacobnyc on November 12, 2008

get over it.

DaveC on November 12, 2008 at 11:30 PM

Also, Andrew Sullivan is now accusing Palin of perjury in her Troopergate testimony.

You mean he’s given up TrigTrutherism? How that guy continues to draw a paycheck is beyond me.

Anyway, I’m sure Sullivan knows about as much about the law or the “Troopergate” case as he does about female anatomy.

ddrintn on November 12, 2008 at 11:38 PM

Maybe one her staff needs to say “Pssst Governor, you lost the election. It’s not your call.” to which she would reply “Holy Moose Cakes. Why didn’t Senator McCain tell me that?” staff person: “Do you remember being on the stage with him in Arizona the evening of the 4th?” palin: “You betcha! But I guess we need to examine the meaning of the word concede”

She was asked a question and she answered it. If you don’t want the media to ask her, you should whine to them, not us.

Jim Treacher on November 13, 2008 at 12:12 AM

Jim Treacher on November 13, 2008 at 12:12 AM

Another loyal disciple. Yawn.

Try reading this
http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/20081110_america_the_illiterate/

Then consider the reactions for Obama and Palin.

Bradky on November 13, 2008 at 12:40 AM

50 million plus 10 million makes the magic 60.

Libertarian + Conservative, the winning combination to beat the Fascist Liberal Left. Your days are numbered Libs.

ericdondero on November 12, 2008 at 9:08 PM

Then McCain should have won this election. Kind of shoots down your assertions.

cuz I know there’s a cowgirl waiting in the wings to come in and clean up this unholy mess in four years. :o)))) She might not have all the polish that the Gipper had, but that’s something she can learn. She certainly has his charisma, and his courage of conviction. And she doesn’t mince any words either. I love her. I’ll very much look forward to working on her campaign in 2012. :o)))))

NoLeftTurn on November 12, 2008 at 9:15 PM

Yes yes I know Palin=Reagan. Glug glug this koolaid is great.

Bradky on November 13, 2008 at 12:42 AM

Bradky on November 13, 2008 at 12:40 AM

Aw, honey, it’s gonna be okay. The mean lady won’t hurt you again for another 4 years. There, there.

Jim Treacher on November 13, 2008 at 12:53 AM

Jim Treacher on November 13, 2008 at 12:53 AM

Obviously you are incapable of comprehending the article. thanks for providing evidence of its veracity.

Bradky on November 13, 2008 at 12:56 AM

Bradky on November 13, 2008 at 12:56 AM

No, you jump through my hoops.

Truthdig? Weren’t they the guys who insisted that Rove had been indicted? Yeah, I’ll get right on that. In the meantime, try a cup of warm milk and a soft blankie. You’re gonna be okay!

Jim Treacher on November 13, 2008 at 1:01 AM

Man, check out the pics of the ‘Cuda from the RGA today. Reporters and security (both local PD and what I guess is her personal security detail from Alaska)all around. It must take some getting used to to have security around all the time, and to know why they’re there (ie that there are crazy people who would like to actually do you physical harm).

meltenn on November 12, 2008 at 8:16 PM

Cute how AP insists on mentioning Palin in every picture, regardless of who’s pictured in it. Later the media wonder why Palin is seeking so much attention.

Phoenician on November 13, 2008 at 1:22 AM

In the meantime, try a cup of warm milk and a soft blankie. You’re gonna be okay!

Jim Treacher on November 13, 2008 at 1:01 AM

I don’t swing that way Jim – sorry to disappoint. You might want to try some chatrooms.

Bradky on November 13, 2008 at 1:26 AM

I don’t swing that way Jim

Your mommy forgot to turn on your basinet again? No wonder you’re so cranky.

Jim Treacher on November 13, 2008 at 1:31 AM

I don’t swing that way Jim – sorry to disappoint. You might want to try some chatrooms.

Bradky on November 13, 2008 at 1:26 AM

Barky , go Obama yourself . You said you were tired of Palin , still YOU go on and on.

the_nile on November 13, 2008 at 3:23 AM

There is nothing, let me repeat, NOTHING, more exciting to Progressives than watching conservatives foam at the mouth over Sarah Palin. Seriously? We LOVE her. Why? Because she epitomizes everything that’s wrong with the GOP and why they will never appeal to anyone under the age of 40 (and soon to be 50) ever again.
….
DeathToMediaHacks on November 12, 2008 at 8:13 PM

Confirmed, then. You’re afraid she’ll win and make Obama a one-term president.

theregoestheneighborhood on November 13, 2008 at 3:36 AM

Geez…please don’t run for the Presidency Sarah….please.

This woman is THICK AS A BRICK. ….

jacobnyc on November 12, 2008 at 10:36 PM

She’s obviously bright and accomplished. If you see her as stupid, then you’re the one whose intelligence is questionable.

Note that I did not say that she should be elected. Four years from now, who can say? But she’s obviously not stupid, and all you who keep saying it, are.

Except for those who are deliberately lying.

theregoestheneighborhood on November 13, 2008 at 3:41 AM

Governor Palin is truly a class act, and I mean that sincerely.

Cylor on November 13, 2008 at 6:09 AM

Barky , go Obama yourself . You said you were tired of Palin , still YOU go on and on.

the_nile on November 13, 2008 at 3:23 AM

Ah one of the great Palin defenders. You actually are checking what I say at 3 in the morning so you can protect Palin! Color me impressed.

Bradky on November 13, 2008 at 6:58 AM

Bradky on November 13, 2008 at 6:58 AM

You really don’t have anything to contribute, do you?

Jim Treacher on November 13, 2008 at 7:10 AM

Jim Treacher Great Protector of HA threads for Sara on November 13, 2008 at 7:10 AM

Get a life hon.

Bradky on November 13, 2008 at 7:18 AM

Bradky on November 13, 2008 at 7:18 AM

It’s like you’re the human equivalent of a null set.

Jim Treacher on November 13, 2008 at 7:23 AM

After this non stop group of interviews Sarah had better put a cork in it. She is running the real risk of becoming a political cartoon and that is the intention of the MSM. They are not putting her on the boob tube to help her but to ruin her. The voters that we need are going to tire of her very quickly and she will be permanently damaged.

The MSM is counting on this. In fact if she keeps this up she won’t even get reelected Gov in Alaska in 2010. She should wrap these interviews up and go home and be a good governor. While we love her the majority of voters do not at this time.

patrick neid on November 13, 2008 at 8:48 AM

Sarah, please don’t ever leave us completely. Pop in from time to time. We’ll need your sanity during the next 4 years.

latinchic on November 13, 2008 at 8:52 AM

Cute how AP insists on mentioning Palin in every picture, regardless of who’s pictured in it. Later the media wonder why Palin is seeking so much attention.

Apparently there was a rather awkward press conference at the RGA this morning. The ‘Cuda was on stage with 13 other governors for the presser and the reporters only asked her questions despite her repeated attempts to “deflect attention from herself and talk about the governors as a group”.

meltenn on November 13, 2008 at 10:27 AM

I LOVE HER !!!

D2Boston on November 13, 2008 at 11:17 AM

After this non stop group of interviews Sarah had better put a cork in it. She is running the real risk of becoming a political cartoon and that is the intention of the MSM. They are not putting her on the boob tube to help her but to ruin her. The voters that we need are going to tire of her very quickly and she will be permanently damaged.

The MSM is counting on this. In fact if she keeps this up she won’t even get reelected Gov in Alaska in 2010. She should wrap these interviews up and go home and be a good governor. While we love her the majority of voters do not at this time.

patrick neid on November 13, 2008 at 8:48 AM

Not true, the constant viewing of Obama gave him authority.
Superficial yes , but it did work.

the_nile on November 13, 2008 at 11:54 AM

Someone above suggested Michelle Malkin run for office. GREAT IDEA. Well, Michelle, what about it?

Eastview on November 13, 2008 at 1:09 PM

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