CNN: Palin’s favorables up seven points since summer, now at 46/46

posted at 5:30 pm on December 7, 2009 by Allahpundit

Not the first poll to show that her book tour’s helping her recover. The good news: She’s dug herself out of the hole she fell into after she resigned as governor. The bad news: Even now, swimming in buzz about what a monster success the book is, she’s only back to net zero. The keep-it-in-perspective news: Mr. Wonderful’s own favorables may be healthy but his job approval is not. Quite simply, there aren’t any overwhelmingly popular politicians on either side of the aisle these days. (Except, maybe, Colin Powell?)

Eight out of ten Republicans questioned the survey have a favorable opinion of Palin, with more than seven in ten Democrats view her unfavorably. Independents are evenly divided on Palin. According to the poll, 51 percent of men see her in a positive light, with an nearly equal amount of women view Palin in a negative way.

“The gender gap on Palin is not simply a function of the fact that women tend to identify with the Democratic party more than men do,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. “Even within GOP circles, Republican men like Palin more than Republican women do. John McCain put Palin on his ticket in 2008 to appeal to female voters, but it looks like men are a natural constituency for her.”…

“Palin is still not as popular Al Gore and remains more unpopular than Joe Biden, but her favorable rating is much higher than Dick Cheney’s,” adds Holland.

She’s never going to come down below 40 percent unfavorable, I think, given the left’s mania about her, so 55/45 or a few points higher is realistically her target. Favorables aren’t the problem metric anyway in her case; this is, and I’ll be curious to see if that number’s changed by the time the book tour ends. On a related note, am I right in thinking that the last nominee from either party who held no elected office when he was nominated was Reagan in 1980? Those are nice footsteps to follow in, but given the reservations about her qualifications, it’ll be a tough pattern for Palin to break.

Like the man says, though: “You can’t not talk about her.”

Update: Nope, I’m wrong. Mondale held no office in 1984, I believe, although he had of course been VP under Carter.


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unseen on December 7, 2009 at 6:31 PM

That pretty much sums it up…he has to have someone open the door for him, his dad isn’t around anymore…

right2bright on December 7, 2009 at 6:37 PM

Petraeus/Palin 2012…

BOOM SHAKALAKA!!!

Seven Percent Solution on December 7, 2009 at 6:38 PM

That’s good. But what about her running mate Lt. Col. Allen West?

Browncoatone on December 7, 2009 at 6:32 PM

He WILL be the Next Black President!

upinak on December 7, 2009 at 6:39 PM

The good news: She’s dug herself out of the hole she fell into after she resigned as governor. The bad news:

Allahs’ world, where, if it’s a Sarah thread, even the good news is bad news and the bad news is always going be there.

donh525 on December 7, 2009 at 6:41 PM

She’s never going to come down below 40 percent unfavorable, I think, given the left’s mania about her,

I think the rabid Left constitutes a far smaller portion than 40%.

As for the rest of ya…it’s not my intention to interrupt a religious service, so please carry on with the worship of your own “The One”.

Boehner 2012

JetBoy on December 7, 2009 at 6:06 PM

The sort of voter that’s a fool’s errand to go after anyway.

ddrintn on December 7, 2009 at 6:41 PM

The good news: She’s dug herself out of the hole she fell into after she resigned as governor. The bad news:

Allahs’ world, where, if it’s a Sarah thread, even the good news is bad news and the bad news is always going to be there.

donh525 on December 7, 2009 at 6:42 PM

Thread boogers!

donh525 on December 7, 2009 at 6:43 PM

Speaking of the Governor…

I found Governor Palin’s hat, the one she wore at Fairfax book signing that has lots of the ladies clamoring to find, for sale at QVC if you have a special Palin supporting lady in your life and want to get it for them for Christmas. (Choose olive for the color.)

Enoxo on December 7, 2009 at 5:40 PM

THANNNNKKK YOUUUU FOR THAT!!!!

ProudPalinFan on December 7, 2009 at 6:43 PM

(Except, maybe, Colin Powell?)

Unintentionally (intentionally?) funny Allahpoundit post of the day! What about Chuck Hagel? Another GOP Whig loved by the left. hahahhahahahaha

james23 on December 7, 2009 at 6:45 PM

JetBoy on December 7, 2009 at 6:06 PM

You don’t really think that comments like that do you or your favored candidates any good, do you?

CK MacLeod on December 7, 2009 at 6:16 PM

Shoots credibility to hell as well.

I disagree with Hitch on a number of issues, but he’s right on target with this assessment of the vacuous populist you Palinbots can’t seem to get enough of:

http://www.slate.com/id/2237638/pagenum/all/#p2

dakine on December 7, 2009 at 6:22 PM

Oh yeah, Hitch’s taste and judgement are impeccable. Just look at Obama.

ddrintn on December 7, 2009 at 6:46 PM

That would be the Palin worshipers. Of which I was one for a couple weeks…before I returned to my senses.

JetBoy on December 7, 2009 at 5:48 PM

Dude, how much sense could you have in the first place, being a Jets fan ??

Oh, I forgot…… I’m a Jets fan too.

Jerome Horwitz on December 7, 2009 at 6:46 PM

unseen on December 7, 2009 at 6:33 PM

Funny you should say that because that is when I became a Palinista.

technopeasant on December 7, 2009 at 6:46 PM

or John Boener, ah hahahahahaha

james23 on December 7, 2009 at 6:48 PM

Hemingway called courage, grace under pressure. Sarah Palin is one of the most courageous politicians in the modern era of American politics.

technopeasant on December 7, 2009 at 6:27 PM

+1,000 and best [long] thread response.

VoyskaPVO on December 7, 2009 at 6:50 PM

It will be a cold day in hell before that Benedict RINO Powell gets the nomination from the GOP (he endorsed the Antichrist!).

Petraeus/Palin? Please. Palin will not be second in line to anybody next go around.

Personally, I’d like to see Palin with Mike Pence as her VP. That’s a ticket I’d go work to elect.

Special K on December 7, 2009 at 6:55 PM

Palin was where Tom Brady was in 2001-great but still a work in progress. Two years later Brady was a full-fledged superstar and won his 2nd super bowl. In two years by the start of the 2011 primaries Palin will have developed as well and will be a bird in full flight. So much for folks in 2009 who said that Sarah “wasn’t ready”.

technopeasant on December 7, 2009 at 7:00 PM

Rick Santorum ‘absolutely’ looking at 2012 presidential race

Santorum, who was voted out of office in 2006, said: “There’s very important matters and I want to weigh into those matters as to what the Republican Party stands for in 2010.”

Santorum has also been doing some traveling, and stopping in battleground states. In October he spoke at the University of Dubuque in Iowa, and ABC News is reporting a recent trip to Michigan and an upcoming trip to South Carolina.

Asked about former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin as a potential opponent in a GOP primary, Santorum said: “She’s done a lot to draw attention to herself that’s positive. She’s done some things that, you know, certainly are going to cause her to have to do some explaining if she runs for president.”

deidre on December 7, 2009 at 7:00 PM

Special K on December 7, 2009 at 6:55 PM

Look at this man. http://allenwestforcongress.com/

You will be pleasantly surprised.

upinak on December 7, 2009 at 7:01 PM

Jeepers, I love that woman.
She is going to be the next President of the United States.

justltl on December 7, 2009 at 7:06 PM

Rick Santorum ‘absolutely’ looking at 2012 presidential race

deidre on December 7, 2009 at 7:00 PM

Santorum? Yikes. Sarah Palin it is.

TheAlamos on December 7, 2009 at 7:09 PM

Just a very new thread and more than 100 comments already.

Surge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TheAlamos on December 7, 2009 at 7:12 PM

Look at this man. http://allenwestforcongress.com/

You will be pleasantly surprised.

upinak on December 7, 2009 at 7:01 PM

Lt. Col. West is awesome. Talk about motivating. This guy gets it. If Sarah runs, I’d like to see him as VP. If she doesn’t, I’d like to see him run for POTUS.

jimmy2shoes on December 7, 2009 at 7:13 PM

Gosh, two good pics of Palin in a row. Allah’s got a cruuuuuush.

texanpride on December 7, 2009 at 7:18 PM

Lt. Col. West is awesome. Talk about motivating. This guy gets it. If Sarah runs, I’d like to see him as VP. If she doesn’t, I’d like to see him run for POTUS.

jimmy2shoes on December 7, 2009 at 7:13 PM

I am calling it now. *wink*

upinak on December 7, 2009 at 7:21 PM

I would like to see Sarah’s numbers after Obowma gives away our sovereignty in Copenhagen then receives the Nobel Prize all on our dime…

Seven Percent Solution on December 7, 2009 at 7:22 PM

Look at this man. http://allenwestforcongress.com/

You will be pleasantly surprised.

upinak on December 7, 2009 at 7:01 PM

Wow, love him!!!!!! FL has some great individuals running for 2010!

deidre on December 7, 2009 at 7:24 PM

Someone is saying Team Sarah is supposedly reporting that a liberal was arrested at the Mall of America today for throwing tomatoes towards Governor Palin. They missed her and hit a security guard, and were quickly arrested.

Enoxo on December 7, 2009 at 6:31 PM

A few weeks ago, when she was in Rochester, someone threw eggs at her. She had just left the area, but he threw then anyway, hitting a bunch of her books and ruining them. He also hit one of her helpers, a contributor over at C4P, who relayed the story to us.

She said he was instantly sorry and kept apologizing for getting egg on her clothes. He also said he didn’t know what came over him. He was watching a program that kept harping about how bad she is for the country, so he decided to throw eggs at her.

The person whom he hit didn’t press charges, for she lived too far away to come back for the court date. The bookstore said he would have to pay for the books he ruined, and other than that, he was let go.

Yet the news media keeps harping about conservatives being violent?

yogi41 on December 7, 2009 at 7:26 PM

THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA HAS NEW MESSAGE FROM THE FACEBOOK PROMPTER:

{Background Music: Star Spangled Banner followed by America}

On December 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan launched a surprise attack on the U. S. Naval Station at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in which thousands of Americans lost their lives and our naval fleet was severely damaged. The events of that day, which President Franklin Roosevelt vowed would “live in infamy,” proved for many Americans that aggressors would not simply ignore us if we ignored them. The attack on Pearl Harbor launched America into the Second World War, and our Greatest Generation did not hesitate when asked to sacrifice for their country. American men enlisted in droves, American women went to work in the factories that became our “Arsenal of Democracy,” and many Americans gave what little money they had to buy the war bonds that funded it all. They stormed the beaches at Normandy and fought on little known islands in the Pacific in the name of liberty. They don’t ask for our thanks, but I hope we will continue to give it because the sacrifice that began at Pearl Harbor is one of the many events that have defined the United States of America as “the last best hope of man on earth.”

– Sarah Palin

TRUE PATRIOTIC AMERICANS LIKE FUTURE PRESIDENT PALIN ARE ALWAYS PROUD OF THEIR HISTORY!

{CNN’s crappy polls are worthless, AP. Sarah’s commemoration of the Pearl Harbor is more important to all Americans.}

TheAlamos on December 7, 2009 at 7:27 PM

I was one of over a thousand at the Mall of America this morning at the Sarah Palin book signing. Some arrived as early as 1 AM this morning. My wife and I arrived at 5 AM, to 15 degree temperatures, where we stood outside until 6AM when we were allowed into the mall in groups of twenty. This was followed by another 6 hour wait for Sarah and Todd to arrive and begin signing the books.

The crowd was great, and we shared many nice conversations in the 7 hours or so we were there. Great fun and time to meet some great people.

Dasher on December 7, 2009 at 7:28 PM

OT, but what was up with Matalin’s tie?

Back on topic:

Those are nice footsteps to follow in, but given the reservations about her qualifications, it’ll be a tough pattern for Palin to break.

Yeah, leave it up to allahpundit to post about her improving poll numbers with a couple of reasons why he doesn’t think she can win.

Keep watching.

Carville basically conceded she’ll win the Iowa primary if she runs. Things have changed in the media perspective since she was declared politically dead after the resignation, haven’t they? Still 3 years for them to change more, if she wants it and if she performs as I expect she can.

cs89 on December 7, 2009 at 7:29 PM

Oh goody. Sounds like her charisma is really working its charms. Because charisma is so important for a president, as current experience shows.

voxpopuli on December 7, 2009 at 7:30 PM

“reservations about her qualifications” is RINO-speak, means “too conservative.”

Hey Allah, where’s that “other shoe” you promised us? (or was that Ed?)

james23 on December 7, 2009 at 7:35 PM

Q: Why did Sarah Palin cross the road?

A: She didn’t. She got halfway across — then quit!

HAW HAW HAW

voxpopuli on December 7, 2009 at 7:40 PM

Palin was where Tom Brady was in 2001-great but still a work in progress. Two years later Brady was a full-fledged superstar and won his 2nd super bowl. In two years by the start of the 2011 primaries Palin will have developed as well and will be a bird in full flight. So much for folks in 2009 who said that Sarah “wasn’t ready”.

technopeasant on December 7, 2009 at 7:00 PM

Biggest problem for Palin is to become part of the establishment and not be currupted by it. I think she can do it. Sure she will have to make trade offs but I think her core principles will remain intact.

unseen on December 7, 2009 at 7:44 PM

She’s never going to come down below 40 percent unfavorable, …

LMAO! That ranks right up there with democrats liberals from both parties saying …

“I hope Sarah Palin runs.
Hope and change
0bama will bring the troops home
0bama will fix the Bush economy
Gitmo will be closed down by the end of 2009
0bama is the smartest POTUS ever
Sarah Palin will never recover from resigning the Alaska Governorship”

Most of those lines the democrats liberals are choking on today, and many will also choke on their comments about Sarah before the end of November, 2010.

You betcha!

DannoJyd on December 7, 2009 at 7:44 PM

Dude, how much sense could you have in the first place, being a Jets fan ??

Touche.

JetBoy on December 7, 2009 at 7:46 PM

overwhelmingly popular politicians on either side of the aisle these days. (Except, maybe, Colin Powell?)

Your saying Colin Powell is popular? Popular with who exactly.
Was that a joke

kangjie on December 7, 2009 at 7:48 PM

TheAlamos on December 7, 2009 at 7:27 PM

did obama say ANYTHING about Pearl Harbor?

unseen on December 7, 2009 at 7:55 PM

The good news: She’s dug herself out of the hole she fell into after she resigned as governor. The bad news:

Allahs’ world, where, if it’s a Sarah thread, even the good news is bad news and the bad news is always going be there.

donh525 on December 7, 2009 at 6:41 PM

If Sarah invented a source of limitless, pollution free power, reformed the UN, and converted the Ayatollah and Acmehandjob to Christianity, Allah would pee in the soup with seven reasons why it all spelled electoral defeat for Republicans and a return to the Dark Ages for the world, not to mention disaster for the country.

Give it a rest, Allah. We all know where you are coming from, you ******** elitist, and it is tiresome, to say the least.

novaculus on December 7, 2009 at 7:56 PM

Give it a rest, Allah. We all know where you are coming from, you ******** elitist, and it is tiresome, to say the least.

novaculus on December 7, 2009 at 7:56 PM

+1,000,000

unseen on December 7, 2009 at 7:59 PM

Moves in either Favs/Unfavs or Qualified are connected. Indeed, one starts and amplifies changes in the other. She has momentum; maybe a slowdown after booktour.

Given the spareness of the published data, I suspect CNN could be keeping other positive data under wraps. Call me a cynic!

csThor on December 7, 2009 at 8:14 PM

Bill O was just saying on his show talking to Newt about Gov. Palin Her rating are up to 46% in a new CNN poll and She held her own in my interview with her but in a debate with you Newt she would loose because your so smart.I had to go throw up .These elites like Bill O and has been Newt just don,t get it and thank God never will.

thmcbb on December 7, 2009 at 8:18 PM

Q:Why does voxpopuli only come out at night?

A: Because with jokes as lame as this, he couldn’t possibly afford to quit his day job.

Q: Why did Sarah Palin cross the road?

A: She didn’t. She got halfway across — then quit!

HAW HAW HAW

voxpopuli on December 7, 2009 at 7:40 PM

singer on December 7, 2009 at 8:18 PM

Why does voxpopuli only come out at night?

He is an Australian, diferent time zone. He is not a US citizen.

csThor on December 7, 2009 at 8:21 PM

csThor on December 7, 2009 at 8:21 PM

That explains a bunch.

kingsjester on December 7, 2009 at 8:23 PM

Those are nice footsteps to follow in, but given the reservations about her qualifications, it’ll be a tough pattern for Palin to break.

I am so tired of people saying she is not qualified. Why? She was a mayor, a governor, and is a mom who could survive in the wilderness if she had too (and wouldn’t be afraid to do so!).

Where are the Ivy League elites getting us? From my point of view, in a financial hole and they just can’t stop digging.

It is time for average Americans with common sense to have the opportunity to clean up the mess, better known as the American Government.

truetexan on December 7, 2009 at 8:25 PM

Re Women and Palin. What they said is incorrect, actually it is an outright lie. EVERY poll I have seen that breaks down votes by gender, Palin does far better (10-20% better) when Huck, Romney or Newt are also polled with women then men, although her woman vote is indeed slightly less than men. Both republican women, and all women.

It is very consistently so. So the GOP or the way they poll is the reason, not Palin. She in fact attracts women more than any other republican polled currently.

csThor on December 7, 2009 at 8:28 PM

That explains a bunch.

Proof, based on my experience:

Voxpopuli is an australian show on a very liberal channel (liked by gays BTW).

He stops posting about 11-12 pm at night.

He does not understand US politics if you question him in some depth.

csThor on December 7, 2009 at 8:32 PM

Ooops, above should read 11-12pm Australian time.

csThor on December 7, 2009 at 8:32 PM

csThor on December 7, 2009 at 8:32 PM

It is hard to question him because of his arrogant responses.

kingsjester on December 7, 2009 at 8:36 PM

He is an Australian, diferent time zone. He is not a US citizen.

csThor on December 7, 2009 at 8:21 PM

Well, he’s a bloody stupid Australian. Without a life, apparently.

atheling on December 7, 2009 at 8:37 PM

He does not understand US politics if you question him in some depth.

csThor

Who would want to? Trolls aren’t worth responding to, they aren’t looking for honest discussion, just attention.

beachgirlusa on December 7, 2009 at 8:38 PM

Sarah and Rick Perry. What else does one need?

Cinday Blackburn on December 7, 2009 at 6:06 PM

Girl after my own heart right there!

Been sayin’ that for some time.

I’d like to see Michelle Bachmann, but I really think she will chose Perry. That would be strong.

gary4205 on December 7, 2009 at 8:49 PM

Jeepers, I love that woman.
She is going to be the next President of the United States.

justltl on December 7, 2009 at 7:06 PM

YEAH BABY! I second that emotion!

royzer on December 7, 2009 at 8:55 PM

I disagree with Hitch on a number of issues, but he’s right on target with this assessment of the vacuous populist you Palinbots can’t seem to get enough of:

http://www.slate.com/id/2237638/pagenum/all/#p2

dakine on December 7, 2009 at 6:22 PM

Sorry nimrod, Sarah Palin is NOT a populist. She’s a conservative. If you MUST throw some other description out there, try libertarian.

gary4205 on December 7, 2009 at 9:06 PM

He does not understand US politics if you question him in some depth.

csThor
Who would want to? Trolls aren’t worth responding to, they aren’t looking for honest discussion, just attention.

beachgirlusa on December 7, 2009 at 8:38 PM

LOL. True. Depth was the wrong word.

But an example: he/she said all US presidents would be subjected to the same ethics processes as palin was in Alaska, and would have to defend it with their own money. He was not joking, he/she was serious.

csThor on December 7, 2009 at 9:08 PM

Love it ..Palin drives the haters crazy.

CWforFreedom on December 7, 2009 at 9:17 PM

Man Chucks Tomatoes at Sarah Palin at MOA

The man misses and hits an officer instead!

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (FOX 9) – A man was arrested for throwing tomatoes at Sarah Palin during her book signing on Monday at the Mall of America.

Jeremy Olson, 33, allegedly threw two tomatoes from the second balcony, however did not come close to hitting Palin.

Bloomington Police report that Bloomington Commander Mark Stehlik was struck in the face with one of the tomatoes and may face charges for assaulting a police officer. Olson was booked at the Bloomington jail. He was arrested for suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct.

This is about a Lee Harvey Oswald looking son-of-a-gun!

http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/dpp/news/Man-Chucks-Tomatoes-Sarah-Palin-dec-07-2009

gary4205 on December 7, 2009 at 9:32 PM

gary4205 on December 7, 2009 at 9:32 PM

but…but I thought the right wing was the ones that were going to resort to violence?

unseen on December 7, 2009 at 9:49 PM

voxpopuli–don’t quit your day job, assuming you have one.

james23 on December 7, 2009 at 9:56 PM

voxpopuli–don’t quit your day job, assuming you have one.

james23 on December 7, 2009 at 9:56 PM

He’s a “ball washer” at the Canberra Country Club.

jimmy2shoes on December 7, 2009 at 9:57 PM

gary4205 on December 7, 2009 at 9:32 PM

Saw this at the end of the story you linked.

Following the book signing, Palin is scheduled to appear a private event at a Bloomington, Minnesota hotel hosted by The Freedom Club State PAC. Entry to the invitation-only event costs $5,000 per person or couple.

The invitation says all proceeds will go toward electing Republicans to the Minnesota House.

I keep saying, she’s running! And I think she’s got a decent shot.

Of course, for those who say she “can’t win…”

If she’s that unprepared/vulnerable, a candidate that can win for the GOP should have no trouble taking her out in the primaries.

Right?

cs89 on December 7, 2009 at 9:58 PM

but…but I thought the right wing was the ones that were going to resort to violence?

unseen on December 7, 2009 at 9:49 PM

Funny how that always works out, huh.

gary4205 on December 7, 2009 at 9:59 PM

I think what McCain is saying is the truth. Sarah is already contributing to the national political discussion.

Those who are wrapped up into “who can win” are the ones out of step.

She’s simply not even there.

She’s talking about real issues.

Thank God.

AnninCA on December 7, 2009 at 10:05 PM

I keep saying, she’s running! And I think she’s got a decent shot.

Of course, for those who say she “can’t win…”

If she’s that unprepared/vulnerable, a candidate that can win for the GOP should have no trouble taking her out in the primaries.

Right?

cs89 on December 7, 2009 at 9:58 PM

God yes she’s running!

She was over here at Ft Hood (raised money for the victims of the terror attack) She donated the royalties from her book sales, about $10,000.

All the local media covered it. So did Austin (about 70 miles away) and Houston, (about 150 miles away.) To a person, everyone interviewed were convinced they had just met the next president.

That sort of stuff is very contagious!

Sarah only has one “problem.” She has to be careful not to peak too early. She can’t let herself get over-exposed or seem “inevitable.”

She’s going back to Alaska next week, and my guess is other than Facebook, she’ll be really quiet. Then she’ll get serious as election season hits high gear.

She needs to just kinda look like a contender without looking like Teh Won too early. Polls are meaningless right now. Reagan was doing worse 3 years out, and we know how that worked out!

gary4205 on December 7, 2009 at 10:13 PM

LOL AUSTRAILIAN?!?

Where do you guys come up with this stuff? Well I suppose you need some substitute conspiracy theories now that Palin has called your favorites “stupid.”

http://www.facebook.com/#/notes/sarah-palin/stupid-conspiracies/188707498434

Ooops, better run! Gotta check the shrimp on me barbie, mate! ROTFLOL

voxpopuli on December 7, 2009 at 10:20 PM

But an example: he/she said all US presidents would be subjected to the same ethics processes as palin was in Alaska, and would have to defend it with their own money. He was not joking, he/she was serious.

csThor on December 7, 2009 at 9:08 PM

1. That is about the dumbest mangling of that particular discussion I have ever heard.

2. If you learned your law from reputable sources, and not whatever kooky echo chambers you frequent, you would find the United States Supreme Court already decided that issue. Ever hear of Clinton v. Jones, superstar? Where it was decided, yes, sitting Presidents DO have to defend lawsuits — with their own money.

Thanks for playing, chief. ;)

voxpopuli on December 7, 2009 at 10:27 PM

Who would want to? Trolls aren’t worth responding to, they aren’t looking for honest discussion, just attention are anyone who disagrees with me or, heaven forfend, knows more than I do.

beachgirlusa on December 7, 2009 at 8:38 PM

Fix’d.

voxpopuli on December 7, 2009 at 10:30 PM

If she was ugly no one would care. Think before you protest that one, you know its true. The only way she stands out is her looks, everything else is pure mediocrity.

ac1 on December 7, 2009 at 10:35 PM

BTW, is it me, or does Carville remind everyone of the coach in the Waterboy? You know, the old guy in the overalls with the straw hat. They talk the same!!

It’s interesting how serious they seem to be taking Sarah over there. Hmmmmm.

gary4205 on December 7, 2009 at 10:40 PM

Sarah Palin: Drill, Baby, Drill… Even Off-Shore

I commend Interior Secretary Salazar’s decision today to conditionally approve drilling at three exploratory wells in the Chukchi Sea off the northwest coast of Alaska; it’s a decision that’s been a long time coming. The area north of the Arctic Circle contains some of the world’s richest oil and gas reserves. U.S. Geological Survey researchers estimate that it contains 1.6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 83 billion barrels of undiscovered oil.

The international community recognizes the potential of Arctic off-shore drilling; it’s about time our government allowed us to compete with them by developing these rich reserves in an environmentally responsible way. As I said last April in my testimony before the Secretary during a federal hearing in Anchorage, “Alaska’s oil and gas resources can and should be a major part of the implementation of any creditable energy plan for our nation. Alaska has proven that these resources can be developed safely, but Arctic exploration and development is a slow, demanding process. Delays or major restrictions in accessing these resources for environmentally responsible development are not in the national interest or the interests of the State of Alaska.”

As an Alaskan and an American, I am very grateful for the decision today because it is a step in the right direction toward prosperity for Alaska and energy independence and security for America.

– Sarah Palin

This is the payoff from some hard work Sarah put in earlier in the year, while still Governor.

gary4205 on December 7, 2009 at 10:43 PM

Jeremy Olson, 33, allegedly threw two tomatoes from the second balcony, however did not come close to hitting Palin.

gary4205 on December 7, 2009 at 9:32 PM

LOL…there’s a good metaphor in there.

ddrintn on December 7, 2009 at 10:47 PM

gawd, look at the unibrow on the neanderthal socialist tomato tosser. Nothing like a home grown Minnesota lunatic, eh? maybe our boy pox populi?

james23 on December 7, 2009 at 10:57 PM

voxpopuli on December 7, 2009 at 10:27 PM

Dunno what thread you’re referring to, and don’t really care, but…

I’m sure Palin will keep that precedent in mind next time she’s facing a civil lawsuit for sexual harrassment.

(Rolls eyes)

cs89 on December 7, 2009 at 11:59 PM

voxpopuli on December 7, 2009 at 10:27 PM

Aussie Oi Oi Oi. Stop meddling in US affairs, and go to bed, mate.

csThor on December 8, 2009 at 12:21 AM

I’m sure Palin will keep that precedent in mind next time she’s facing a civil lawsuit for sexual harrassment.

(Rolls eyes)

cs89 on December 7, 2009 at 11:59 PM

Aw, look how cute. He’s pretending to understand they way the law works. Not that the nature of the claim makes one whit of difference to amenability to suit, but at least you’re trying to talk with the big people. *pats head*

voxpopuli on December 8, 2009 at 12:32 AM

The big difference between her and the One – and I think it is quite important. The more people get to know who Obama really is, the less they like him. The more they get to know who Sarah is, the more they like her.

And yes, another testament to the joke the media became in the last election. People who watch only the lamestream media had no idea who Obama or Palin really were – so much for an educated and informed electorate. And they weren’t just uneducated and not informed – they were out and out deceived.

miConsevative on December 8, 2009 at 6:05 AM

I have a pair and I gotta say…I am a very sexy b!tch. She has different styles, you can find those styles every where. I got them at LensCrafters.

milwife88 on December 7, 2009 at 5:59 PM

Hey, won’t take that back from you, on the contrary; more power to you! Are you saying LensCrafters has Kazuo Kawasaki’s?

ProudPalinFan on December 8, 2009 at 6:56 AM

voxpopuli? Where’s Crux Australis?

ProudPalinFan on December 8, 2009 at 7:05 AM

A CNN poll no less.

MarkTheGreat on December 8, 2009 at 8:23 AM

no, was no hoax…I really was into her as a POTUS contender…but it was based more on emotion than intelligent reasoning.

JetBoy on December 7, 2009 at 5:54 PM

So you really believe that it was emotional then, but not now?

MarkTheGreat on December 8, 2009 at 8:28 AM

Sarah and Rick Perry. What else does one need?

Cinday Blackburn on December 7, 2009 at 6:06 PM
Girl after my own heart right there!

Been sayin’ that for some time.

I’d like to see Michelle Bachmann, but I really think she will chose Perry. That would be strong.

gary4205 on December 7, 2009 at 8:49 PM

Yippee! I vote she goes with Bachmann as VP though. Y’all need to quit steeling our governors.

bitsy on December 8, 2009 at 8:53 AM

Not that the nature of the claim makes one whit of difference to amenability to suit, but at least you’re trying to talk with the big people. *pats head*
voxpopuli on December 8, 2009 at 12:32 AM

Her vulnerability was to ethics charges, not lawsuits.

Try to keep up.

Also, I don’t know anything about physical size, but your comments here indicate pretty clearly that you are a mental midget. Don’t really think you can reach the top of my head, champ.

cs89 on December 8, 2009 at 9:20 AM

What to do if you are a “finger in the wind” conservative blogger who wrote off Palin because so many liberals hated her?

Note: ALWAYS support someone who is MOST hated by liberals

Bleed_thelizard on December 8, 2009 at 11:00 AM