Left-of-left Ed Schultz: The big political winner of 2009 is Sarah Palin

posted at 8:39 pm on December 29, 2009 by Allahpundit

Ed Schultz? The guy who snipes at other MSNBC hosts for not being liberal enough? On a day when other cable news hosts are accusing her supporters of being illiterate? Good lord. If she can wring a defense out of him on this network, maybe Palinmania really is back in bloom. Or at least, until that Bristol/Levi custody feud heats up.

The good news? Iowa Rep. Steve King predicted today that she’s going to run. The bad news? $349 to hear her speak at the tea-party convention? Dude, what?

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So you don’t think a father has any responsibility to provide, if the mother has other income?

right2bright on December 30, 2009 at 9:45 AM

Not if ‘mother’ has a millionaire family who could pay for a half-dozen kids, never mind one. Unless Bristol is to go out on her own, she won’t need the money and it would be better to keep Levi well away from his child.

Dark-Star on December 30, 2009 at 9:59 AM

i cant stand this loudmouth frakker

I would like to lock him in a cage match with el rushbo

ginaswo on December 30, 2009 at 10:03 AM

Received her book on my Kindle the 26th and about 1/4 through. Sarah lists many of her accomplishments as mayor and now governor of Alaska. Media and lawyers have combed every bit of information about her and never have I read or heard one bit of them saying she lied or didn’t accomplish what she claimed. She lays out her belief of what government should be. They don’t write about her beliefs. What scares Democrats (and Repubs) is her willingness to fight corruption on either side of the aisle. Sarah is the best thing that’s happened to America in years and we are too damn dumb to see it. As always………….Go Sarah!

Herb on December 30, 2009 at 10:23 AM

Barring an unforeseen change of heart, Levi will NEVER take responsibility for his child, and Bristol has very little need for whatever comparatively-small sums could be extracted from him.

Dark-Star on December 29, 2009 at 9:14 PM

If what you say is true – Levi should volunteer to relinquish all his parental rights, his name should be removed from the birth cetificate and neither he nor his family would be allowed to see the child until he reached adulthood. If he doesn’t feel he has any obligation to provide support to his child he shouldn’t be contesting the custody issue.

As for the cost of the Tea Party convention – it is not a Sarah Palin fundraiser is it? Therefore complaints about the cost should be directed to the people running the convention – in spite of the fact that they have costs associated with putting the event on and they consider it a fundraising tool.

katiejane on December 30, 2009 at 11:40 AM

Received her book on my Kindle the 26th and about 1/4 through. Sarah lists many of her accomplishments as mayor and now governor of Alaska. Media and lawyers have combed every bit of information about her and never have I read or heard one bit of them saying she lied or didn’t accomplish what she claimed. She lays out her belief of what government should be. They don’t write about her beliefs. What scares Democrats (and Repubs) is her willingness to fight corruption on either side of the aisle. Sarah is the best thing that’s happened to America in years and we are too damn dumb to see it. As always………….Go Sarah!

Herb on December 30, 2009 at 10:23 AM

GOING ROGUE is an excellent read, and I say this as one who is not big on political bios.

BlueStateBilly on December 30, 2009 at 12:12 PM

JetBoy on December 29, 2009 at 8:55 PM

This is a gathering of professional organizers. They can be charged that sort of price. I’m not too upset, as I’m pretty sure that there will be more than enough opportunities for $10 hamburger/hotdog feeds in the next couple years.

Though I will say I’d pay the $349 if that were the cost of going to one of those sort of gatherings in my neck of the woods.

BradSchwartze on December 30, 2009 at 12:27 PM

So you don’t think a father has any responsibility to provide, if the mother has other income?

right2bright on December 30, 2009 at 9:45 AM

Not if ‘mother’ has a millionaire family who could pay for a half-dozen kids, never mind one. Unless Bristol is to go out on her own, she won’t need the money and it would be better to keep Levi well away from his child.

Dark-Star on December 30, 2009 at 9:59 AM

I hate to descend to this level, Dark-Star, but you’re an idiot. A father should ALWAYS be held responsible for supporting his child. As far as I know, Bristol is not working. Levi is raking in his shame-bucks from being an infamous celeb. Do you normally support a “penises have no responsibility” attitude?

Sarah Palin has the right attitude, which is that Levi should be a father to his child (even if he is a sad excuse for a “man.”)

disa on December 30, 2009 at 12:47 PM

I thought that Wasilla Hillbilly had no political future...?

MMMMM, I guess the pundits might have been wrong.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2009/12/sarah-palin-hillary-clinton-gallup.html

PappyD61 on December 30, 2009 at 1:05 PM

Mmmmmm Mmmmmm Mmmmmm

Sarah Heath Palin!

BlueStateBilly on December 30, 2009 at 1:08 PM

Not if ‘mother’ has a millionaire family who could pay for a half-dozen kids, never mind one. Unless Bristol is to go out on her own, she won’t need the money and it would be better to keep Levi well away from his child.

Dark-Star on December 30, 2009 at 9:59 AM

You sound like a marxist. You believe that a man has no financial responsibility for his child based on whether the mother can provide herself? No sense of principle? Or fatherhood?

Second, you are also wrong in calling the “mother’s” family a “millionaire”. Palin’s income during her term as governor was less than $200,000 a year. That’s not a millionaire’s income, and with 5 or 6 kids, that’s hardly affluent.

Get your facts and principles in order before you opine. You will look like an uninformed marxist jackass if you don’t.

atheling on December 30, 2009 at 1:20 PM

disa on December 30, 2009 at 12:47 PM

Hi disa!

I believe that Bristol does work. Last I heard, she is a barrista while attending school.

atheling on December 30, 2009 at 1:22 PM

Sarah! Sarah! Sarah!

Woootttttttttttttt!

I don’t care about what others say, including AP.

TheAlamos on December 30, 2009 at 2:06 PM

Mmmmmm Mmmmmm Mmmmmm

Sarah Heath Palin!

BlueStateBilly on December 30, 2009 at 1:08 PM

Thanks for the smile!

ihasurnominashun on December 30, 2009 at 2:07 PM

I hate to descend to this level, Dark-Star, but you’re an idiot. A father should ALWAYS be held responsible for supporting his child. ……..
Sarah Palin has the right attitude, which is that Levi should be a father to his child (even if he is a sad excuse for a “man.”)

disa on December 30, 2009 at 12:47 PM

I completely agree. This is not about who has the most money, it’s about being responsible for the child LEVI fathered. Not Sarah Palin. If he wants to give up his parental rights, THEN and only then does he no longer have a financial obligation to the child.

ihasurnominashun on December 30, 2009 at 2:09 PM

#349 is alot, but they know she a big ticket speaker. Any problems- address the Tea Party Convention. They set the prices.

Custody battle thing won’t hurt too much. As more info comes out, Levi just looks like a douche. He evidently didn’t want a child and she’s giving him an out. If Palin wasn’t in the spotlight, Levi probably would take it. But he knows that as soon as he’s severed from the family, he really becomes irrelevant. The only reason Hollywood remotely likes him is because of his connection to Palin and nothing more. Once the daddy connection is gone, so’s he.

The BOY is a leech. Pure and simple. Cut him loose before 2011.

xax on December 30, 2009 at 2:29 PM

The custody stuff with Levi will be, yet again, a wish and a hope for those who want some big drama.

AnninCA on December 30, 2009 at 4:23 PM

The judge who let this custody case be an open one, will grant Levi joint custody and demand that Bristol give him child support.

SilentWatcher on December 30, 2009 at 6:15 PM

Simplesimon annoyed the pieman one too many times? On which thread?

Glad to hear that mosquito got swatted at long last. Even Bleeds Blue doesn’t throw as many ridiculous stereotypes and trash-talk around!

Dark-Star on December 29, 2009 at 9:54 PM

It was on the “Suicide Underwear” thread. Here you go. Now don’t say I never gave you anything! :-)

Mary in LA on December 30, 2009 at 6:16 PM

Not if ‘mother’ has a millionaire family who could pay for a half-dozen kids, never mind one. Unless Bristol is to go out on her own, she won’t need the money and it would be better to keep Levi well away from his child.

The latter part maybe so, but it isn’t my call, your call, or even Bristol‘s call. None of us can end Levi’s responsibility to his child.

A father’s role in his children’s lives are already compromised enough in a divorce situation, we don’t need to allow prosperous women to steal children from their fathers, and robbing children of their fathers.

I pity the woman who does that. There will come a day she regrets it.

I R A Darth Aggie on December 30, 2009 at 8:58 PM

Besides drawing hits from the Palinbots, does this story have any signficance? Any whatsoever? Ed Schultz is now someone to pay attention to? Or what? I’m confused.

voxpopuli on December 30, 2009 at 10:37 PM

Get your facts and principles in order before you opine. You will look like an uninformed marxist jackass if you don’t.

atheling on December 30, 2009 at 1:20 PM

LOL And you know a jackass when you see one, don’t you?

voxpopuli on December 30, 2009 at 10:39 PM

The good news? Iowa Rep. Steve King predicted today that she’s going to run. The bad news? $349 to hear her speak at the tea-party convention? Dude, what?

LOL Chumptastic. You girl knows how to follow the money, doesn’t she, Allah?

But don’t worry. We in the grassroots — the REAL grassroots — we’re not going to support the Quitter. And you don’t win without us.

So.

voxpopuli on December 30, 2009 at 10:41 PM

The $349 or whatever is to defray the costs of running the convention. Come on, you think they conduct this thing for free?

Captain America on December 31, 2009 at 2:39 AM

If what you say is true – Levi should volunteer to relinquish all his parental rights, his name should be removed from the birth certificate and neither he nor his family would be allowed to see the child until he reached adulthood. If he doesn’t feel he has any obligation to provide support to his child he shouldn’t be contesting the custody issue.

katiejane on December 30, 2009 at 11:40 AM

Levi Johnston wants to pimp that baby out for a reality show. He cares nothing for its well-being or privacy. He fought to have the court documents unsealed, so he had a “fighting advantage against Sarah Palin.” He’s pure scum.

chunderroad on December 31, 2009 at 8:47 AM

It was on the “Suicide Underwear” thread. Here you go. Now don’t say I never gave you anything! :-)

Mary in LA on December 30, 2009 at 6:16 PM

Poetic justice, wasn’t it? Next up is voxpopuli.

chunderroad on December 31, 2009 at 8:49 AM

The custody stuff with Levi will be, yet again, a wish and a hope for those who want some big drama.

AnninCA on December 30, 2009 at 4:23 PM

Not really. The Politico article barely got any hits. Even Democrats feel disgusted with themselves associating with a deadbeat like Levi Johnston. Ruins their “elite” status.

chunderroad on December 31, 2009 at 8:52 AM

But don’t worry. We in the grassroots — the REAL grassroots — we’re not going to support the Quitter. And you don’t win without us.

So.

voxpopuli on December 30, 2009 at 10:41 PM

It’s a privilege to oppose you.

Chris_Balsz on December 31, 2009 at 3:13 PM

Someone please enlighten me…. just what is it that Palin has done or what is it that she stands for that alienates a percentage of so called Conservatives. And please, be specific.

redhead on December 31, 2009 at 5:49 PM

Pro-life.

Chris_Balsz on December 31, 2009 at 6:17 PM

But don’t worry. We in the grassroots — the REAL grassroots — we’re not going to support the Quitter. And you don’t win without us.

So.

voxpopuli on December 30, 2009 at 10:41 PM

It’s OK. Your 3or 4 votes can go to Obama.

ddrintn on January 1, 2010 at 10:52 AM

Someone please enlighten me…. just what is it that Palin has done or what is it that she stands for that alienates a percentage of so called Conservatives. And please, be specific.
redhead on December 31, 2009 at 5:49 PM

There’s a sizeable, entrenched group of Republicans who want the Party and the “conservative” movement to narrow and “finesse” its message. Stop arguing about Roe v Wade. Stop arguing about entitlements and subsidies. Stop arguing about growing the military. “Redefine” conservatism, and embrace portions of the traditional Democrat agenda to attempt to splinter its demographic strongholds.

Sarah Palin is completely useless to that effort. She is about enforcing traditional Republican values out of the 1980s. She is not helping build a Republican spirit of surrender. And if you’re not looking to make concessions to Democrat voters, then you’re probably not going to get enthusiastic about the Smarter Not Harder Republican electioneering. If you believe that Sarah has a chance, then you have to wonder why you’d settle for Crist, or Snowe, or Scozzafava.

I’m not dedicated to Sarah Palin’s career. I think she may be too green for 2012, like Jim DeMint. But I do notice who’s lining up to squelch the one and only broadly popular Republican, and why they’re trying to shove her off stage.

Chris_Balsz on January 1, 2010 at 4:31 PM

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