Quotes of the day

posted at 10:30 pm on November 19, 2009 by Allahpundit

“Y’all well know that I really don’t like Sarah Palin. In fact, more than one of you has yelled at me about this. And I find the whole schtick about how the media is just a bunch of elitist hooligans who are out to get her really grating.

“That’s why I really wish the media wouldn’t act like, well, a bunch of elitist hooligans who are out to get her. I’ve coined a new phrase to cover the situation: Palinoia. It’s when you think people are out to get you, and then they do their best to justify your erroneous belief.”

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“[A]s the populist governor of a state whose voters respond to plainspoken directness, she suddenly found herself a national figure addressing big-media sophisticates. She was given about seven seconds to learn her role and then, after eight seconds, patronized and mocked. The reasons she performed so poorly are the very reasons her fan base loves her. If, over the next three years, her performance improves as much as it appears to have in just the last year, the conventional rap about her rustic idiocy may come off as mean-spirited and archaic. Her foes might be wise to contemplate the notion that someone of Palin’s background and sensibilities has a right, regardless of her views, to participate in the national debate merely because she speaks (though often unclearly) for many like her. If this possibility can’t be countenanced, then government for the people by the people is an abstract idea we’ve grown too cynical to practice. Sarah Palin endures not because she’s brilliant, smooth or philosophically correct, but because hope in democracy endures, too.”

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“Sarah Palin’s got to stop blaming the media soon. It’s like Obama blaming George W. Bush for everything. It works for a while and then it gets old.”

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Well,I`m off to slumbertime, nite Katy,nite everyone:)

canopfor on November 19, 2009 at 11:58 PM

How does the author dismiss her complaints and then admit that they’re warranted at the same time? I guess that was that persons way of saying, “I know Sarah Palin’s right, but I’m just too prideful to admit it.” How pathetic.

Narutoboy on November 19, 2009 at 11:58 PM

Let’s see. Do I want the fascist crack head that occupies the WH right now or do I want Sarah Palin, the ex-governor of the largest state who believes in small government, the rule of law, and lowering taxes AND DRILL DRILL DRILL?
Hmmm. Tough decision…..if you’re a nutcup.

HornetSting on November 19, 2009 at 11:59 PM

I loved it when she said, “It was my bad” and then gave that classic Cuda smirk at the end of the first part.

seaplanes on November 20, 2009 at 12:01 AM

Go Sarah!

WyoMike on November 20, 2009 at 12:04 AM

Wow, Elizabeth Hasselbeck said that when Sarah mentioned her consignment shop earrings that the handlers panicked and called to report that she was “off script.”

Lordy.

AnninCA on November 20, 2009 at 12:06 AM

“Sarah Palin’s got to stop blaming the media soon. It’s like Obama blaming George W. Bush for everything. It works for a while and then it gets old.”

Yes.

She can go far if she just learns from it and moves on. I hope she’s capable.

Yakko77 on November 20, 2009 at 12:11 AM

canopfor

sleep well my friend

katy on November 20, 2009 at 12:13 AM

Women do need to speak out more, however. Part of the problem is that they have to deal with this “whiny” accusation. That means they have to allow the abuse to go on.

The solution is to address it in the moment. Not later.

An impertenent question should be met with a challenge back. Let the interviewer go on the defensive.

AnninCA on November 20, 2009 at 12:14 AM

Would you rather I not mention it?

Americannodash on November 19, 2009 at 11:53 PM

Mention it if you want. I’m just reacting to this “news” because the National Enquirer says so.

Knock yourself out.

conservative pilgrim on November 20, 2009 at 12:16 AM

Instadaughter forgets something. Bush goes away and quites being a factor; the media hasn’t and clearly has not changed in their continued viciousness. Not blaming them; calling them on it.

Watch tomorrow night.

michaelo on November 20, 2009 at 12:19 AM

*quits*

michaelo on November 20, 2009 at 12:19 AM

Oprah as VP 2012?

faraway on November 20, 2009 at 12:26 AM

Heh.

Sarah had it figured out late in the campaign, she just couldn’t both be a good second banana to McCain, and also be an effective candidate.

She’s spent the first part of the Age of 0bama learning and sharpening her skills.

We’re due for some reshuffling of the political deck, and she’s coming into her own at the same time. This is going to be fun to watch.

Mew

acat on November 20, 2009 at 12:27 AM

. If this possibility can’t be countenanced, then government for the people by the people is an abstract idea we’ve grown too cynical to practice

That IS the platform.
Teabag that FRUM!
THE SHIFT BEGINS.

Indian Outlaw on November 20, 2009 at 12:29 AM

The liberals and leftists have destroyed this country.
The media has been their propaganda machine and are just as culpable.

Because of them, and their destruction of our country, innumerable people are going to truly suffer.
It will take a herculean effort to pull this country out of the hole that the leftists have dug for it- and whether that can even be accomplished at all at this point is not clear.

I have zero tolerance for any of them anymore-from bottom to top- from the ignorant, apathetic citizen to the liberal imbeciles that vote for the leftists, to their active supporters, to the most powerful among their ranks.

They are all beyond despicable and deserve nothing but contempt.

justltl on November 20, 2009 at 12:39 AM

They are all beyond despicable and deserve nothing but contempt.

justltl on November 20, 2009 at 12:39 AM

+1

LEBA on November 20, 2009 at 12:44 AM

justltl on November 20, 2009 at 12:39 AM

But will enough people wake up in time to realise this?

Crux Australis on November 20, 2009 at 12:51 AM

Palin isn’t whining about the press.
She’s doing what Bush and others should have done. She’s settin the record straight over and over until the truth is set up and she can start from there.

It’s something our side doesn’t do enough…

That’s also why the press is trying to crush her because she’s not playing the game by letting the left’s talking points stick and untimately wrongly define the candidate.

She is remaking the game!!!!

katy

A+

beachgirlusa on November 20, 2009 at 12:56 AM

” And I find the whole schtick about how the media is just a bunch of elitist hooligans who are out to get her really grating.”

“That’s why I really wish the media wouldn’t act like, well, a bunch of elitist hooligans who are out to get her.”

Arrrrgggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhh.

jhffmn on November 20, 2009 at 1:04 AM

Sarah’s on a book tour discussing her book. Of course she is going to tell about the press’s slanderous treatment. She’s telling it like it was/is. No one expects her to keep on that tack at least until the next slanderous thing the press tries to do to her. Unlike Bush, who let all his supporters dangle in the wind without ever addressing the attacks against him, Sarah responds and sets the record straight. And guess who is more believable? Every fair-minded American knows that she was unmercifully, illegitimately trashed by the lamestream media, and Sarah is getting more people in her corner every day against the American propaganda machine.

Christian Conservative on November 20, 2009 at 1:05 AM

I rather liked finding out that she tried to do his show last year. It seems to reinforce the notion that her handlers were horrible and that they are lying now.

BuckeyeSam

Yeah, it surprised me to find out she’d contacted him about being on the show, I’m very glad he said that.

beachgirlusa on November 20, 2009 at 1:07 AM

But will enough people wake up in time to realise this?

Crux Australis on November 20, 2009 at 12:51 AM

I am not optimistic.
I think that this may well be the end.
The current government is completely corrupt and has undone what the founding fathers intended this nation to be- if not having completely negated the Constitution.
The country is financially, morally and socially bankrupt.

The best we can hope for at this point, it seems, is to apply some bandages to the perhaps fatal wounds inflicted by the liberals and leftists. The bandages will be the defeat of as many Democrats as possible and the exit of the politicopath that we have elected as president.

I hope that I am wrong.

justltl on November 20, 2009 at 1:11 AM

But will enough people wake up in time to realise this?

Crux Australis

I believe so, yes. A lot woke up when Sarah first walked onto the national stage last year and more are waking up everyday. Look at the enormous success of her book tour already.

Actually, I don’t think the majority of people needed waking up, we’ve been here all along but there’s been no one to express our feelings and views until Sarah. That’s why she’s so popular.

Even though it’s a terrible time in so many ways with Obama, Reid, Pelosi, etc., it’s also a tremendously exciting and hopeful time because with Sarah you’re watching the birth of a new Reagan and the start of us taking our country back.

beachgirlusa on November 20, 2009 at 1:20 AM

Sort of “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times”.

beachgirlusa on November 20, 2009 at 1:21 AM

I am not optimistic.

justltl

I am. In fact I’m more optimistic every day. Keep the faith :)

beachgirlusa on November 20, 2009 at 1:24 AM

Palin isn’t whining about the press.
She’s doing what Bush and others should have done. She’s settin the record straight over and over until the truth is set up and she can start from there.

It’s something our side doesn’t do enough…

That’s also why the press is trying to crush her because she’s not playing the game by letting the left’s talking points stick and untimately wrongly define the candidate.

She is remaking the game!!!!

exactly

Haunches on November 20, 2009 at 1:33 AM

Ya just know that Sarah is loving that she can be the political version of bigfoot! Something the media can’t control. Monster…or merely misunderstood? Who knows where she’ll show up. How will the populace react? Myth? Legend? Such outstanding political theater after the election of Barry Soetoro is entertaining, ironic & karmic.

BHO Jonestown on November 20, 2009 at 1:39 AM

I am. In fact I’m more optimistic every day. Keep the faith :)

beachgirlusa on November 20, 2009 at 1:24 AM

Thank you.
Here’s truly hoping that your optimism is justified.
:)

justltl on November 20, 2009 at 1:43 AM

beachgirlusa on November 20, 2009 at 1:20 AM

I Agree.

Geochelone on November 20, 2009 at 1:52 AM

beachgirlusa and Geochelone

I truly want to be optimistic. However, as justiti pointed out, there’ll be a lot to repeal, reverse, and recreate after Barry and the gang are through. It’s entirely possible that at least some of the legislation they pass won’t be repealed. It scares me to death.

I thought Sarah handled the interview with O’Reilly quite well. I can’t wait for tomorrow’s segment.

anXdem on November 20, 2009 at 2:07 AM

Just watched the clips!
Sarah is teh awesome! (She really is!)
I don’t think we’re going to see any MSM talking head pinheads ever get the best of her again.

Jenfidel on November 20, 2009 at 2:13 AM

It’s okay on the left to hate middle American white folks. If someone as plainspoken as she is was black or Hispanic the left would revere them.

Look at the insane and frankly, stupid, Maxine Waters. Waters can barely string a coherent sentence together. Not to compare Sarah Palin to Waters. Palin’s a supergenius compared to Waters. She also makes fewer gaffes than Al Gore or Joe Biden.

She does, however, come from a working class/middle class white background. As such she is reviled by the elites.

One interesting thing about the opening of Palin’s book tour outside of Grand Rapids, Michigan is that there were tons of women there, particularly young women, who see Palin as a hero and role model. Much as left wing women hate her, centrist and conservative women have a lot of admiration.

I don’t think she necessarily needs to go back into electoral politics. She may be more effective galvanizing the base writing books and giving speeches, just as Reagan did before getting into politics. She could get a radio or tv show no sweat. Reagan, too, used radio broadcasts to gain political capital while working as a spokesman and tv host for General Electric. Sarah will certainly will make more money in the private sector.

Look how rich Al Gore is. Why shouldn’t Palin stay out of electoral politics and make some dough? Her book sold 300,000 copies on the first day (which I believe is in addition to all the preordered copies). Typical author royalties on hardcover books are 10%, 15% for best sellers. At a $28.99, that means that yesterday Sarah Palin made $1.26 million. Not a bad day’s pay.

rokemronnie on November 20, 2009 at 2:23 AM

I truly want to be optimistic. However, as justiti pointed out, there’ll be a lot to repeal, reverse, and recreate after Barry and the gang are through. It’s entirely possible that at least some of the legislation they pass won’t be repealed. It scares me to death.

anXdem on November 20, 2009 at 2:07 AM

There will either be a “renaissance” in which respect for the principles of the Constitution will be restored, or there will be a schism (civil war?) where smaller pockets of patriots will start all over again, probably within some states.

atheling on November 20, 2009 at 2:25 AM

Why shouldn’t Palin stay out of electoral politics and make some dough?

I truly believe she couldn’t care less about that, I believe she wants to do what is best for this country first and foremost, not just make a buck.

beachgirlusa on November 20, 2009 at 2:42 AM

Beachgirl, you are right. Setting the record straight is necessary in this fast-paced media environment. Failure to do so means that those people who do not follow political jousting will only believe the last thing they heard. The democrats have perfected the art of repeating lies over and over again, and when there is no response, it is believed by the infrequent follower or non-follower of the political discussion.

To illustrate, how often was “Bush lied” repeated over a 2-year period? It was the perpetual drumbeat, and when the Republicans failed to respond the message was accepted as fact, despite it being a lie.

Thus, Governor Palin, should correct the record whenever necessary. It’s called blocking, parrying, and counterpunching; and of course the political opposition will try to persuade you that you are being a “whiner” whenever you strike back, which is all designed to compel you to remain silent in the face of their attacks. If you remain silent, they simply press the attack.

For some reason, the Republican politicians seem oblivious to the fact that they are in a street fight. The Democratic politicians have had the gloves off for several years now. Why is it the Republicans seem ever so timid in this fight? They are almost always on the defensive, and never on offense. Reagan was always on the offense. He called a spade a spade. The Republicans are even afraid to call the liberals, liberals! Don’t they understand that the liberals don’t want to be called lioerals for a reason – the reason being that they know that their version of liberalism is basically socialism. Only hippies used to believe in socialism. But now this has become mainstream liberal ideology, even though it doesn’t work and cannot work. They do not stand for traditional American values. They do not believe in American “Exceptionalism.” They do not believe that there is evil in the world; and that the only thing that separates us from that evil are the courageous men and women wearing our nation’s uniform, that is, in plain language, a big gun, and the willingness to use it in an uncompromising manner whenever necessary. They do not believe in free enterprise economics, and capitalism, because that means everyone must take personal responsibility for their life circumstances – regardles of where you start. It’s easier to blame someone than to persevere until you accomplish your goals. Fortunately, some men and women decided not to blame anyone; men like Frederick Douglas. Read his speech entitled the “Self-made Man.” Liberals believe that government is the answer. Government has never been the answer. Men and women of moral character have always been the answer. The government now has the country broke and begging the Chinese communists to keep loaning us money. Just imagine, the President of the United States, now begs a communist dictator for money! That’s real change. The government has bankrupted Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, Fannie, Freddie, the Post Office, Amtrak, and now the liberals want someone to believe that they can somehow manage the entire health care system for 300 million of us. This would be laughable if it wasn’t so serious.

Liberal philosophy used to mean equality and justice for all, and equal opportunity to pursue your dreams. Now it means collectivism, redistribution of someone else’s money, and government intrusion into what is rightfully individual rights. Liberals do not believe in the founding principles of this country, and would prefer to replace them with something else. Liberals reject absolute truths, like the ones articulated in the Declaration, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights. It’s the Creator part that they have problems with today. Yet, the Framers had no problem with that, recognizing that these rights, and liberty was a blessing, and blessings only come from above, not from men.

So, Republicans, when are you going to step up to the fight against the liberals who are obviously determined to subordinate the United States to a bunch of other nations who have no interests in promoting liberty, and individual rights? They have already destroyed the largest state in the Union, California, which is bankrupt; and now they are aggressively taking the rest of the country in the same direction – over the cliff! The nation will be a giant step closer to that cliff on Saturday when the liberals in the US Senate attempt to impose a government takeover of our health care. So if you have not called an e-mailed your Senators, the moment of truth has arrived. Either America moves closer to the abyss or it takes a step back. I have already called, e-mailed, and have been encouraging others to do likewise for months. If you love this country, you best do likewise now.

SheetAnchor on November 20, 2009 at 2:43 AM

It’s entirely possible that at least some of the legislation they pass won’t be repealed. It scares me to death.

anXdem

I know and sometimes it scares me to death, too. Not like it used to though because ultimately I believe it’s going to be ok. That’s not to say it won’t get worse, even terrible, before it gets better but I’m convinced and have faith that this time the American people are going to fight back and win our country back.

beachgirlusa on November 20, 2009 at 2:56 AM

SheetAnchor

Excellent, very well said, I couldn’t agree more with every single word.

beachgirlusa on November 20, 2009 at 3:02 AM

So if you have not called an e-mailed your Senators, the moment of truth has arrived. Either America moves closer to the abyss or it takes a step back. I have already called, e-mailed, and have been encouraging others to do likewise for months. If you love this country, you best do likewise now.

SheetAnchor

Absolutely. I regularly contact my reps, always have but now more than ever.

Let your voices be heard people.

beachgirlusa on November 20, 2009 at 3:04 AM

Someone on this site mentioned that Sarah Palin is filling a void.

That idea has stuck in my head. Every indication is that Obama is becoming the Hindenburg (sp?) indies are falling away and he’s below 50 on a bunch of polls.

It’s pretty much gonna get ugly for the left from here on out.
Like Dennis Miller said, Obama jumped the shark with the KSM decision.

There is such a void of leadership and honesty in this country right now you can feel it, and sense it.
Here comes Sarah Palin. She fills that gap perfectly.

Everytime the left attacks her, they’re attacking us.

B Man on November 20, 2009 at 3:20 AM

Instadaughter forgets something. Bush goes away and quites being a factor; the media hasn’t and clearly has not changed in their continued viciousness. Not blaming them; calling them on it.

Watch tomorrow night.

michaelo on November 20, 2009 at 12:19 AM

By my calculations, InstaDaughter is around 12 to 13, maybe, 14 years old. I wouldn’t pay much attention to the opinions of someone that young. Even if she is Glenn and Helen’s offspring.

traderdfw on November 20, 2009 at 3:31 AM

Latest facebook Post by Sarah Palin 1 Hour ago.

Cancer Screenings – Rational Advice or Rationed Care?

It was a breath of fresh air to finally hear the Democrats admit to their health care bill as “a lot of show and tell and razzmatazz,” (see Democrat talking points, in reference to my book). At least now we’re all on the same page when discussing the problems with their monstrous government health care “reform” plan.

Now, tonight, more disconcerting news – the New York Times reports of new guidelines to scale back cervical cancer screenings. The recommendation from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists comes on the heels of another recommendation to limit breast cancer screenings with mammograms. There are many questions unanswered for me, but one which immediately comes to mind is whether costs have anything to do with these recommendations. The current health care debate elicits great concern because of its introduction of socialized medicine in America and the inevitable rationed care. We need to carefully watch this debate as it coincides with Capitol Hill’s debate and determine whether we are witnessing the early stages of that rationed care before the Senate bill is rushed through as well.

Another question is why these women-focused cancers are seemingly receiving substandard attention at a time when proactive health and fitness should be the message. Every woman should encourage rigorous debate to ensure that our collective voices are heard. We are paying attention to Washington’s health care proposals, and we want to hear what helps patients the most.

We need answers: Is early screening not saving lives? Why do doctors’ groups disagree? Did costs play any role in these decisions to change the recommendations on breast and cervical cancer screenings? We need assurances that everything we’ve heard this week about fewer tests for women’s cancers is a result of patient-focused research and providing the best care for the right reasons, and not because of bureaucratic pressure to control costs.

- Sarah Palin

She has a logical mind.

Geochelone on November 20, 2009 at 3:48 AM

Insta-Daughter == Amy Carter. When the Blogfather cites the daughter, he’s pretty well full of it. All he needs is the cardigan to complete the Jimmy Carter look. Although Carter did have a better haircut in his day.

Megan McArdle — good blogger when she still had her amateur status, but like Allahpundit, started phoning it in after doing it for pay for a while. Excellent example of financial security breeding mediocrity.

trfogey on November 20, 2009 at 3:56 AM

“Y’all well know that I really don’t like Sarah Palin.”

That there says a lot.

Ugly on November 20, 2009 at 3:58 AM

It is Darkest before the Dawn.

unseen on November 20, 2009 at 4:34 AM

I still find it odd that Palin, who does not hold any office in the White House, draws such massive attention from the media, who consider it thier role to assess her intelligence and level of fitness for public service, yet, VP Biden, who certainly provides endless material for retard status and who does hold a crucial position in the oversight of the nation, is treated like the opening act for Carrot Top.

Syd B. on November 20, 2009 at 4:36 AM

Palin is on Dennis Miller today (20 Nov).

StreamingRadioGuide.com

mudskipper on November 20, 2009 at 4:50 AM

I hate these patronizing backhanded complements by people that are supposed to counter AP’s Palin bashing and I don’t give a damn what Glen’s kid thinks.

Blake on November 20, 2009 at 4:53 AM

Instadaughter forgets something. Bush goes away and quites being a factor; the media hasn’t and clearly has not changed in their continued viciousness. Not blaming them; calling them on it.

Watch tomorrow night.

michaelo on November 20, 2009 at 12:19 AM

Yeah , it’s not like the media did one hit job and then went away, you have to attack the media relentless for what they continue to do.

the_nile on November 20, 2009 at 5:20 AM

A+

beachgirlusa on November 20, 2009 at 12:56 AM

DITTO!

cmsinaz on November 20, 2009 at 6:50 AM

Syd B. on November 20, 2009 at 4:36 AM

It is called MSM double standard…it will live on until the libs are thrown out of the business OR they actually do become nonpartisan in their reporting (not going to hold my breath)

cmsinaz on November 20, 2009 at 6:57 AM

Is it possible to change my username?

Do I email Allahpundit or Ed about this?

Crux Australis on November 20, 2009 at 7:05 AM

*quits*

michaelo on November 20, 2009 at 12:19 AM

Well, technically, so did Obowma. He left in the middle of his first term with less experience as an executive ie zero, than Sarah Palin had.

As inarticulate as you think Palin is, Obowma has made FAR MORE verbal gaffs than she has.

Take a bow.

dthorny on November 20, 2009 at 7:06 AM

I still find it odd that Palin, who does not hold any office in the White House, draws such massive attention from the media, who consider it thier role to assess her intelligence and level of fitness for public service, yet, VP Biden, who certainly provides endless material for retard status and who does hold a crucial position in the oversight of the nation, is treated like the opening act for Carrot Top.

Syd B. on November 20, 2009 at 4:36 AM

Great point. Joe is the anointed “money sheriff” of OUR wasted dollars as Obowma claimed.

Must be that doggone Turbo Tax.

dthorny on November 20, 2009 at 7:10 AM

I think that the book tour is helping her so far. I did read something at Instapundit that I thought sounded right however, Glenn Reynolds daughter said that if Sarah Palin keeps the media all the time, it could get old just like it did when Obama blamed Bush all the time. I paraphrase, that is not an exact quote.

But I do think there is truth in that. Blaming the media is a place to start, but sooner or later Sarah needs to do more looking forward than backward..and people need to let her.

The truth is the media tried to so hard to make the woman look stupid, that she had no where to go but up. That is their fault, they set the bar pretty low and they got what they deserved.

Terrye on November 20, 2009 at 7:10 AM

I should have said, if Sarah Palin keeps blaming the media all the time.

Sometimes my fingers outpace my poor little brain.

Terrye on November 20, 2009 at 7:15 AM

AP You may not like Palin, but she’s the best candidate conservatives have at the moment. All the rest of the GOP crew are RINOs. Frankly we’ve had enough of that.

dogsoldier on November 20, 2009 at 7:16 AM

Terrye on November 20, 2009 at 7:15 AM

no worries, go get yourself another cup of coffee :-)

cmsinaz on November 20, 2009 at 7:17 AM

Another question is why these women-focused cancers are seemingly receiving substandard attention at a time when proactive health and fitness should be the message. Every woman should encourage rigorous debate to ensure that our collective voices are heard.

Interesting point Sarah made about the government suddenly lowering standards for women’s cancers. A similar thought occurred to me yesterday when I saw the Senate’s version of healthcare — in which they plan to impose a 5% tax on all plastic surgery procedures. Since the majority of plastic surgery consumers in this country are women, it does appear that the Democrats are trying to force women to bear a disproportionate share of the cost of their healthcare plan. Why haven’t any women (other than Sarah Palin) pointed this out?

AZCoyote on November 20, 2009 at 7:42 AM

Democrats are trying to force women to bear a disproportionate share of the cost of their healthcare plan. Why haven’t any women (other than Sarah Palin) pointed this out?

AZCoyote on November 20, 2009 at 7:42 AM

It is because woman use healthcare more than men.

unseen on November 20, 2009 at 7:44 AM

o/T: Today is the day to email/call your Senators. We need one Dem to break ranks with Reid & vote with the Republicans.

I don’t know which Dem Senators would be best to target. I am writing mine: Warner & Webb (& I expect nothing from them).

kelley in virginia on November 20, 2009 at 7:59 AM

I’ve got Cantwell and Murray.
Ya, not gonna happen here.

B Man on November 20, 2009 at 8:02 AM

Bill did a good job, didn’t let her off the hook, but didn’t set it up to “get her”. He was doing what a good journalist does, find the answer…and I am not a huge O’R fan.
Palin did awesome, and I am for the first time is a long time going to watch O’R live tonight.
And I hope she keeps hammering at the MSM, Gibson, Couric, etc. They are elitists snobs who have no “street smarts”, who are lost without their notes and teleprompters.

right2bright on November 20, 2009 at 8:05 AM

“Y’all well know that I really don’t like Sarah Palin. In fact, more than one of you has yelled at me about this. And I find the whole schtick about how the media is just a bunch of elitist hooligans who are out to get her really grating.

Well maybe you should leave the “palinsphere” and not blog about her anymore, leave it to the other bloggers.

royzer on November 20, 2009 at 8:05 AM

We are beginning to see what Alaskan’s have seen for years…a leader who cares about America, really cares. Not lip service, but actually cares for the people, not the press, not the journalists, not the other politicians…but the citizens.
She comes across as “inarticulate” at times (their perception, not mine), because most have been conditioned to think being talked down to, and told what to think, for the past several decades is the proper way for a politician and journalist to communicate.
She reminds me of that great story of the boy, the very average boy who came back to his reunion as a multi-millionaire, when asked about his success by his teachers he stated: I found out that if you buy something at $2 dollars and sell it at $7, that 5% adds up real quick…common sense trumps psuedo intellect everytime…but people love to her the words, and cringe at thinking they have to take action.
Conservatives are ready to take action…but a few want to hear the pretty words…

right2bright on November 20, 2009 at 8:15 AM

And I have Louseyberg and Menendez.

red131 on November 20, 2009 at 8:15 AM

Sarah knows that those who laugh first don’t necessarily get the last laugh.

HornetSting said it best above.

Fascist crackhead or Sarah?

bluegrass on November 20, 2009 at 8:34 AM

“Sarah Palin’s got to stop blaming the media soon. It’s like Obama blaming George W. Bush for everything. It works for a while and then it gets old.”

Regarding Palinoia… Allahpundit, always remember this…

Just because one is paranoid doesn’t mean the world/media ISN’T out to get them.

Oink on November 20, 2009 at 8:39 AM

I love her hair.

Serious stuff!

Grow Fins on November 19, 2009 at 11:47 PM

Here’s a picture of Obama’s abs. We’ll leave you two alone.

CAUTION: It’s The National Enquirer

Americannodash on November 19, 2009 at 11:46 PM

*face palm*

conservative pilgrim on November 19, 2009 at 11:48 PM

Talk to Rielle Hunter lately?

Jim Treacher on November 20, 2009 at 9:06 AM

Gosh, she has 3 years. After the book tour, my guess is that she’ll have time to delve more deeply into national issues. She’ll do her homework and build depth to her commonsense philosophy.

Just reading the book so far, my sense is that she’s like a lot of women who have succeeded. Nothing beats good preparation.

This is merely a book tour. Half the battle is already won. People are reading it. She’s clearly laying out for people who she is, how she thinks, what she’s about. She’s not naive to politics. She knows how to win and lose.

That’s half the battle, I think. Nobody is going to win them all.

But her ideas are still seminal. After the tour is over, she can prepare in her own way on topics.

AnninCA on November 20, 2009 at 9:18 AM

After the book tour, my guess is that she’ll have time to delve more deeply into national issues.

She knows the issues Ann.

beachgirlusa on November 20, 2009 at 9:31 AM

BOR certainly didn’t give a powder puff interview. Good on him for that. She’s handling herself much better now that the reins are off.

- The Cat

P.S. He gave her some good advice as well.

MirCat on November 20, 2009 at 9:36 AM

You people complained when Bush didn’t fight back against all the bad press and now complain when Sarah does what you wanted Bush to do. Sarah has a lot of talking heads giving advice. She should take some of it in but keep her own council. I think she has more good common sense than most.

Kissmygrits on November 20, 2009 at 9:43 AM

Dan Riehl accuses David Frum of latent homosexuality.

Mark Steyn suggests David Frum is channelling his inner Andrew Sullivan.

I do not think David Frum is gay. I just think he is way too metrosexual and eatting too much tofu (it raises estrogen levels you know). So he gets bitchy.

Mr. Joe on November 20, 2009 at 9:47 AM

Dan Riehl accuses David Frum of latent homosexuality.

Mark Steyn suggests David Frum is channelling his inner Andrew Sullivan.

I do not think David Frum is gay. I just think he is way too metrosexual and eatting too much tofu (it raises estrogen levels you know). So he gets…well there is a word for it.

Mr. Joe on November 20, 2009 at 9:48 AM

Get off her ass about blaming this damn media. If anyone in this country has earn the right to go after these liberal a/o it’s Sarah & Todd Palin.

Give’em Hell Sarah, go after these pricks every chance you get.

try again later on November 20, 2009 at 9:56 AM

Jim Treacher on November 20, 2009 at 9:06 AM

Man, you are getting so good your’re killing two at a time now just for kicks.

Geochelone on November 20, 2009 at 10:09 AM

I really get tired of people bashing Sarah, as folksy,dumb,to inexperienced. SHE WAS GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF ALASKA.

The brilliant electorate voted for BHO, UUUMMM LET’S SEE, HE WAS A SHORT TIME SENATOR THAT VOTED PRESENT, A COMMUNITY ORGANIZER, A COLLEGE GRADUATE(57 STATES)YEAH THAT REALLY MAKES HIM QUALIFIED.

Sarah Palin= American as applle pie
BHO = Un-American Marxist

concernedsenior on November 20, 2009 at 10:21 AM

Hey Allah – you might be interested to know that Fred Grandy on WMAL in D.C. used the term Palinoia this morning. I didn’t listen to the whole show, but didn’t hear any attribution. Maybe you should copyright future terms.

Filecchio on November 20, 2009 at 10:55 AM

Kissmygrits on November 20, 2009 at 9:43 AM

Given a choice I’d rather stand behind a fighter who was always willing to engage the enemy rather a beta male who sheepishly refrains from getting his hands dirty.

At least if you lost, you would know you went down fighting. As God made little green apples, be assured if Palin gains the 2012 GOP nomination she will not go down without a fight. If Obama wins he will first have been bloodied up, bruised and wounded. He will not escape the ring unscathed.

technopeasant on November 20, 2009 at 11:22 AM

Does that statement bother anyone else? What, exactly, is unclear in her statements? She seems a whole lot more straightforward than the rest of the nuanced chattering political class.

AZfederalist on November 19, 2009 at 11:26 PM

What is unclear in her statements is the truth. They aren’t used to hearing it.

Jvette on November 20, 2009 at 11:44 AM

But will enough people wake up in time to realise this?

Crux Australis

I believe so, yes. A lot woke up when Sarah first walked onto the national stage last year and more are waking up everyday….

beachgirlusa on November 20, 2009 at 1:20 AM

Don’t give up hope in the America that we love. I woke up during the first Gulf War. I’d watch the daily press conference at the Pentagon and then watch the networks tell me what was said. It didn’t take long to realize one of us had watched a different briefing, or else one of us had an agenda.

That was long before the manbearpignet, blogs, twitter and every means of communication available today. Keep informed and be the one in your circle that friends and family come to find out the truth.

Americans don’t go away quietly and without a fight. To quote Lady Thatcher, “This isn’t the time to go wobbly.”

Let’s Roll!

TugboatPhil on November 20, 2009 at 11:57 AM

“That’s why I really wish the media wouldn’t act like, well, a bunch of elitist hooligans who are out to get her. I’ve coined a new phrase to cover the situation: Palinoia. It’s when you think people are out to get you, and then they do their best to justify your erroneous belief.”

Which would pretty much by definition make that belief totally justified, right Maggie? As in not erroneous. It’s not paranoia — or “Palinoia” — if they really are out to get you.

I think I’ll coin a new phrase (word, actually), too: McPigheaded. Its the obstinate refusal to accept reality based on one’s desire that reality be different. It is admittedly not nearly as pithy or easy to say as “Palinoia” but it does have the benefit of actually being accurate.

What is the more likely scenario: Big Media is out to get politician they vehemently disagree with; or politician falsely accuses media of being out to get her, which causes the media to try to get her? Occam’s razor Maggie. Use it.

holygoat on November 20, 2009 at 12:23 PM

I think I’ll coin a new phrase (word, actually), too: McPigheaded. Its the obstinate refusal to accept reality based on one’s desire that reality be different.

Love it.

beachgirlusa on November 20, 2009 at 12:27 PM

Man Megan Mcardle is such an idiot. The media is only out to get Obama, I guess. By viciously accepting that he “restored America’s image” in the world. And called his TWO bows, no big deal (despite the NYT conniption when Clinton nodded slightly to the same Japanese Emperor).

That’s why we really don’t like you.

Neo on November 20, 2009 at 1:32 PM

At least if you lost, you would know you went down fighting. As God made little green apples, be assured if Palin gains the 2012 GOP nomination she will not go down without a fight. If Obama wins he will first have been bloodied up, bruised and wounded. He will not escape the ring unscathed.

technopeasant on November 20, 2009 at 11:22 AM

That’s the game as I see it. I think Palin is our best shot at the White House. Before that, there’s the House and Senate in 2010. But, all along the way, it’s a game of last man standing. You keep in the fight, no withdraw, no quarter, and you keep swinging until you’ve got nothing left.
blink.
If the other guy’s still up, you find something you didn’t know you had and you swing some more. If you do go down, you get up and get back at it. There is no quit. There is no “I tried”. There is only win. When you are in a fight for your life, you gain clarity and focus.

Blacksmith8 on November 20, 2009 at 1:54 PM

The four key numbers of the week:

From the Fox News poll:

Among independent voters:

Obama’s F/UF: 34/51

Palin’s F/UF 49/38

technopeasant on November 20, 2009 at 6:08 PM

Oprah as VP 2012?

faraway on November 20, 2009 at 12:26 AM

Only if by “VP” you mean “Vacuous Partisan”

landlines on November 20, 2009 at 6:43 PM

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