Quotes of the day

posted at 10:45 pm on November 30, 2010 by Allahpundit

“What man or mouse with a fully functioning human brain and a résumé as thin as Palin’s would flirt with a presidential run? It makes the political biography of Barack Obama look more like Winston Churchill’s, despite the fact that the 44th president breezed into the Oval Office as little more than a glorified state senator.

“Still, Palin is undeterred, charging ahead maniacally while declaring her intention to run for the top office in the land if ‘nobody else will.’ Adding audacity to this dopey dream is that Palin can’t stop herself from taking swings at Republican giants. In the past month alone, she has mocked Ronald Reagan’s credentials, dismissed George H.W. and Barbara Bush as arrogant “blue bloods” and blamed George W. Bush for wrecking the economy…

“If Republicans want to embrace Palin as a cultural icon whose anti-intellectualism fulfills a base political need, then have at it. I suppose it’s cheaper than therapy.

“But if the party of Ronald Reagan, Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio wants to return to the White House anytime soon, it’s time that Republican leaders started standing up and speaking the truth to Palin.”

***
“TV’s Joe Scarborough, who today dismissed Sarah Palin as a symbol of ‘anti-intellectualism’ with a ‘dopey dream’ of being president, will help headline the launch next month of a new national group dedicated to restoring civility in politics.

“Scarborough, a Republican, former Florida congressman and host of “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, will participate in the debut event of “No Labels” on December 13 at Columbia University in New York…

“The message of the group, encapsulated in a ‘Declaration’ written by McKinnon, is a plea for calm, reason and cooperation.”

***
“I actually had to Google what the meaning of ‘blue bloods’ was, although I could surmise that it was some kind of knock against education and coming from a family of some success. Yes, in essence that is what this statement meant. Families that work hard and achieve a long line of successful people are ‘blue bloods’ and thus, she implied the opinions of said people are jaded and elitist, even if that family lineage has a long history of public service and leadership within Republican Party. Of course, Sarah Palin is also living the American dream, albeit a different one without the help of any kind of family lineage. She has a successful career that probably most Americans would want by earning millions for her reality show, appearances on Fox, and getting paid to go places and speak her mind. Both of these narratives exemplify why this country is still as Ronald Reagan famously put it ‘a shining city upon a hill.’…

“As Republicans we cannot risk heightening this cultural war to a higher level than it is already. It is not just the liberal elites versus the ‘real’ American Republicans, it is now becoming a war within the Republican Party itself about what kind of people we want leading the party. This type of rhetoric will continue to alienate and stereotype Republicans that don’t pass cultural purity tests. We are watching the old fashioned spirit of the Republican Party that once served us so well abused for the purpose of clever talking points.”

***
“What is particularly amusing is the GOP political-consulting complex circling the wagons to protect their fortress, as reported before Thanksgiving by Politico. Based on all this history, just who is it among the prospective 2012 candidates that they think will escape the ‘too dumb to be president’ treatment Palin will undergo were she to run? George Romney’s son Mitt, like his father a successful businessman turned governor? Mike Huckabee? Or a Pawlenty, Daniels, Barbour, Rubio, Perry, Jindal etc., etc., etc.?

“Dwight D. Eisenhower was a hero-general of World War II, the man who organized D-Day, the successful invasion of Europe — yet he was mocked from one end of the country to the other as nothing more than a bumbling, unimaginative fool. With the greatest of respect to all those under consideration for 2012, there is not an Eisenhower at the starting gate.

“Whoever emerges as the winner of the 2012 GOP nomination is in reality in line to be Palinized.”

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I’d like to vote for someone who’s ideals and ideas are what I can believe in. If Gov. Palin is as stupid as all these people say, why not stand back and watch her self destruct? The reason they can’t do that is because the public is stupid. Too stupid to realize what’s good for them. I love this tactic.

Cindy Munford on December 1, 2010 at 1:44 AM

MEH! You missed a good fight tonight.

Kini on December 1, 2010 at 1:42 AM

Believe it or not, it gives me Comfort and Joy that there are others here who will fight for Sarah and that I don’t have to fight every fight all by myself!
Loves me some unseen,gary4205, sharrukin, Norwegian, etc.

Jenfidel on December 1, 2010 at 1:44 AM

You do realize that she didn’t write the book, right? She hired someone else to write it for her.

AngusMc on December 1, 2010 at 1:31 AM

Sorry pal, they are all her words. You really shouldn’t troll if you don’t know anything about the subject.

She wrote her last book as well.

Determined to reclaim her narrative and settle a few scores along the way, she enlisted the services of the Washington lawyer Robert Bennett, who negotiated lucrative book deals for both Clintons as well as George W. Bush.

Palin surprised him with a packet of more than 20,000 words that she had already written about her childhood in Alaska.

Palin spent the summer of 2009 hunkered down in a Del Mar, Calif., condominium working on her memoir with her communications director, Meghan Stapleton, and a book collaborator named Lynn Vincent.

During the day, Palin took her laptop out by the condo complex’s swimming pool and sat there writing in her sun visor and flip-flops, apparently unrecognized by the other residents. And she would stay up writing until 5 in the morning.

BTW, this is not from some Palin “fan site” it’s from the New York Times

gary4205 on December 1, 2010 at 1:53 AM

Believe it or not, it gives me Comfort and Joy that there are others here who will fight for Sarah and that I don’t have to fight every fight all by myself!
Loves me some unseen,gary4205, sharrukin, Norwegian, etc.

Jenfidel on December 1, 2010 at 1:44 AM

If evil wants a fight, we’re here to give it to em!

gary4205 on December 1, 2010 at 1:55 AM

Then don’t vote for her.

All fixed.

portlandon on December 1, 2010 at 12:20 AM

Easy enough.

But once we “establishment RINOs” conspire against her so that the “not-Palin”, whomever that is, secures the nomination instead of her, the interesting thing will be to see if the Palinistas actually support the “not-Palin” or whether you-all just sit home.

At this point, I believe most of you Palinistas would just sit home. Which would, of course, make all of your proclamations about defeating Obama being the number one concern, to be unadulterated BS on your part.

Vyce on December 1, 2010 at 1:56 AM

No even close to being true!

Jenfidel on December 1, 2010 at 1:42 AM

COD and Angle were both unelectable.

So yes, very close to being true.

Vyce on December 1, 2010 at 2:01 AM

COD and Angle were both unelectable.

So yes, very close to being true.

Vyce on December 1, 2010 at 2:01 AM

Angle came so close to beating Reid that he and 0bama had to call out the union vote with threats.

As for your RINOs, “moderates” Fiorina and Whitman turned out to be unelectable.

And Sarah had 52 winners that she endorsed on November 2 including Rand Paul and Kelly Ayotte to the Senate.
Lastly, Palin was clearly “electable” to Governor.

Jenfidel on December 1, 2010 at 2:08 AM

The whiners are all here, did the bradster show up and windy to and vyce the idiot showed up I see. I see the battle is going well.

djohn669 on December 1, 2010 at 2:09 AM

the interesting thing will be to see if the Palinistas actually support the “not-Palin” or whether you-all just sit home.
Vyce on December 1, 2010 at 1:56 AM

Only time will tell.
I will only vote for the “non-Palin” if I absolutely have to.
If Sarah doesn’t win the GOP nomination and someone else much squishier is the GOP nominee like Mittens, I hope she goes 3rd party.
I won’t sit home.

Jenfidel on December 1, 2010 at 2:10 AM

Vyce on December 1, 2010 at 1:56 AM

Is that who stayed home against Obama? I seem to remember a lot of Republican squishes proudly voting for The Won. But with his excellent temperament, great intellectual ​bonafides, not mention the great crease in his slacks, here we are, a super power has been. You really think “you Palinistas” will vote form more of this? Interesting thought process.

Cindy Munford on December 1, 2010 at 2:11 AM

“The message of the group, encapsulated in a ‘Declaration’ written by McKinnon, is a plea for calm, reason and cooperation.”

-
Yup Joe… Obama calls it… “I won!” and ‘punish your enemies (me included I believe)’… So… talk to the bast*rd in the WH and get back to me.
-

RalphyBoy on December 1, 2010 at 2:16 AM

Jenfidel on December 1, 2010 at 2:10 AM

third party it is why not, every time a squish this year lost they went indy. I love how establishment wants us to vote for them lock stock and barrel, but I guarantee that if Palin wins primary, them a**holes will start a indy run.

djohn669 on December 1, 2010 at 2:21 AM

“What man or mouse with a fully functioning human brain and a résumé as thin as Palin’s would flirt with a presidential run? “dopey”, “maniacally”……..I don’t know these seem kind of labelly to me.

Cindy Munford on December 1, 2010 at 2:22 AM

And Sarah had 52 winners that she endorsed on November 2 including Rand Paul and Kelly Ayotte to the Senate.
Lastly, Palin was clearly “electable” to Governor.

Jenfidel on December 1, 2010 at 2:08 AM

Actually it was 63 winners! (local, state, national) That’s out of 94 endorsements. There is no one else in politics that has that good of a record.

Of course the trolls only want to focus on Christine and Angle. As you pointed out it took Obama and the union thugs to save Dingy Harry, and it took all they had.

The GOP elites screwed Christine from the git-go. Rove should be horsewhipped every day for the rest of his life. Horsewhipped until he passes out from the pain.

Christine was still walking to the podium to give her victory speech after she absolutely slaughtered Castle when the entire left wing of the GOP unloaded on her allowing the bearded Marxist to just hide until election day.

Thanks GOP, thanks a LOT.

gary4205 on December 1, 2010 at 2:25 AM

In Governor Palin’s first book, she explained her relationship with Inuit natives. Governor Palin’s television show demonstrated how close she is to the land, the sea, the people, and the culture of what being American Exceptionalism is all about.

Centralist government is absent, and abhorrent, to Governor Palin’s Alaska. Freedom to travel, profit, and live the American Dream is appreciated and revered, because it wasn’t handed to her by some Washington DC bureaucrat claiming it was Obama’s Stash. It was hard work, independence, and self reliance. Values.

You don’t get that by standing in lines and getting free government cheese and handouts. The liberal mindset thinks these people need their assistance to live a life in parity equal to theirs. In consequence, they destroy cultures, lifestyles, and freedoms that never regulated their lives.

In my adopted culture, the Missionaries did more to destroy a way of life with good intentions, and now our government representatives are putting a nail in that coffin with legislation to establish native recognition.

Ask other native Americans what that has brought to them, casinos aside. It’s done more harm than good.

Kini on December 1, 2010 at 2:27 AM

I’m stuck int the filter….

sigh

Kini on December 1, 2010 at 2:31 AM

Joe S. says all talk radio show hosts that defend Palin for three hours a day agree with him over the phone.

PrezHussein on December 1, 2010 at 2:50 AM

It makes the political biography of Barack Obama look more like Winston Churchill’s, despite the fact that the 44th president breezed into the Oval Office as little more than a glorified state senator.

Does this effort at thought make any sense at all?

yubley on December 1, 2010 at 2:55 AM

PrezHussein on December 1, 2010 at 2:50 AM

Of course he does…

Gohawgs on December 1, 2010 at 2:56 AM

Well, Joe, better you ask this of Barack Hussein Obama’s supporters and fans who elected him. He is the proof that a completely blank resume can get elected. THEN ask the question again about Palin if you think it’s still appropriate. Otherwise shaddap dummy.

{^_^}

herself on December 1, 2010 at 2:57 AM

“The message of the group, encapsulated in a ‘Declaration’ written by McKinnon, is a plea for calm, reason and cooperation.”

“TV’s Joe Scarborough, who today dismissed Sarah Palin as a symbol of ‘anti-intellectualism’ with a ‘dopey dream’ of being president, will help headline the launch next month of a new national group dedicated to restoring civility in politics.”

Yeah, nothing says “calm, reason and cooperation” quite like some good old fashioned intellectually dishonest muckraking ad hom attacks, eh?/

Especially from a guy who has to borrow Rachel Maddow’s strap-on in order to “man up”…

With the greatest of respect to all those under consideration for 2012, there is not an Eisenhower at the starting gate.

And thank God for that.

Ike was Dem Lite before it had a name.

SuperCool on December 1, 2010 at 2:57 AM

a hater is defined as somebody who disagrees or questions Sarah Palin about virtually anything…To the Palins, using the term immunizes them from criticism. You disagree, you’re a hater; your opinion, your point of view, means nothing. That’s too bad. Hiding behind “hater” is a childish, transparent and fearful self-defense gambit that signals intellectual weakness and a lack of backbone; an inability to defend an idea or principle. It insulates its user to end discourse.

PrezHussein on December 1, 2010 at 3:11 AM

PrezHussein on December 1, 2010 at 3:11 AM

Biggest bunch of bs I ever heard, That what I can’t stand about you whiners as soon as someone calls you on it, you post absolute bs.

djohn669 on December 1, 2010 at 3:14 AM

PrezHussein on December 1, 2010 at 3:11 AM

I thought your were a Romney supporter not a dem…

Gohawgs on December 1, 2010 at 3:16 AM

Sarah for Bailouts

Now, as for the economic bailout provisions and the measures that have already been taken, it is a time of crisis and government did have to step in playing an appropriate role to shore up the housing market to make sure that we’re thawing out some of the potentially frozen credit lines and credit markets, government did have to step in there.

The House of Representatives rejected a Bush-backed economic bailout plan in a vote in which two-thirds of Republicans voted no. The impression this made on the electorate was not helpful to our cause. Millions of Americans were poised to go bankrupt or lose their savings, and the perception was that Republicans had failed to respond.

For Bailouts

Millions of jobs have been lost because…what’s coming from the White House is just a fundamental difference from a lot of conservatives in our belief that government is not the answer. The bailouts, the takeovers of the private sector—that’s not the answer. That is not what built this great country into the most prosperous, healthiest, safest country on earth.

Alaska deserves a senator who will not talk one way in the Last Frontier and then vote the opposite way in the Beltway. It’s time for Alaskans who are concerned about endless bailouts, ever increasing debt and deficits, and the government take-over of health care (all planks Lisa Murkowski has walked) to get behind Joe Miller.

Palin added, “We know Joe won’t support more bailouts, but we know Lisa already has.”

Against Bailouts

Which Sarah do you fans like the most?

PrezHussein on December 1, 2010 at 3:17 AM

your = YOU

Gohawgs on December 1, 2010 at 3:17 AM

It insulates its user to end discourse.

PrezHussein on December 1, 2010 at 3:11 AM

What discourse have you ever attempted regarding Palin? With you its always personal attacks and snide remarks. You never post anything about the issues or a critic of her stand on them. So when you say ‘discourse’ what you really mean is carte blanche to spout drivel without being called on it.

sharrukin on December 1, 2010 at 3:20 AM

PrezHussein on December 1, 2010 at 3:17 AM

Sure… lets talk!

* As U.S. real output grew 13 percent between 2002 and 2006, Massachusetts trailed at 9 percent.

* Manufacturing employment fell 7 percent nationwide those years, but sank 14 percent under Romney, placing Massachusetts 48th among the states.

* Between fall 2003 and autumn 2006, U.S. job growth averaged 5.4 percent, nearly three times Massachusetts’ anemic 1.9 percent pace.

* While 8 million Americans over age 16 found work between 2002 and 2006, the number of employed Massachusetts residents actually declined by 8,500 during those years.

Romney…

I respect and will fully protect a woman’s right to choose.

I am prolife. I believe that abortion is the wrong choice except in cases of incest, rape, and to save the life of the mother.

“I would have supported the original assault weapon ban,” Romney said. “I signed an assault weapon ban as Massachusetts governor…”

“Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts,”

“Yeah, I don’t support any gun control legislation, the effort for a new assault weapons ban, with a ban on semi-automatic weapons, is something I would oppose.”

“The minimum wage is important to our economy and Mitt Romney supports minimum wage increase, at least in line with inflation.”
- Romney 2002 campaign website

Governor Mitt Romney yesterday rejected the Legislature’s plan to raise the state minimum wage to $8 an hour over two years, angering Democratic lawmakers and advocates who accused him of abandoning a 2002 campaign pledge to significantly boost the pay of low-wage workers.
- Boston Globe, July 22, 2006

Romney also said in the interview that it was not “practical or economic for the country” to deport the estimated 12 million immigrants living in the US illegally. “These people contribute in many cases to our economy and to our society,” he said. “In some cases, they do not. But that’s a whole group we’re going to have to determine how to deal with.”
- Boston Globe, March 16, 2007

In his appeals to conservative voters, Romney has made the Arizona senator’s work on immigration one of his favorite targets. When McCain and other senators unveiled the latest reform bill two weeks ago, Romney called it the “wrong approach” and immediately launched a television ad slamming “amnesty” for illegal immigrants.
- Boston Globe, June 1, 2007

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough: “Do you support a national constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage?”
Governor Romney: “Boy, I sure do. You know, that’s a topic that’s really, I think, very important to the country because marriage is not just about adults.

In 2002, before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court declared same-sex marriage protected by the Constitution, Romney denounced as “too extreme” the effort by pro-family groups to enact a preemptive state Marriage Protection Amendment prohibiting homosexual marriage, civil unions and same-sex public employee benefits.
- Boston Phoenix, May 14-20, 2004

sharrukin on December 1, 2010 at 3:24 AM

So you agree that Palin is a flip-flopper on taxes, earmarks, bailouts, and amnesty.

PrezHussein on December 1, 2010 at 3:30 AM

Really? Who?
And you know this… how?

Her first book was written by Lynn Vincent.
Her latest is written by Jessica Gavora, wife of Jonah Goldberg. Gavora is named on the dedication page and her recent bio for a conservative radio show confirms.
http://www.revradio.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=235%3Ajessica-gavora-washington-dc-author-and-policy-expert&catid=38%3Ainterviews&Itemid=69

AngusMc on December 1, 2010 at 3:32 AM

Which Sarah do you fans like the most?

PrezHussein on December 1, 2010 at 3:17 AM

Personally, this is the most memorable Palin.

Palin: That’s why I say I, like every American I’m speaking with, we’re ill about this position that we have been put in where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out. But ultimately what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the healthcare reform that is needed to help shore up our economy. Helping the—it’s got to be all about job creation too, shoring up our economy and putting it back on the right track. So health care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions and tax relief for Americans and trade—we’ve got to see trade as opportunity, not as competitive, scary thing, but one in five jobs being created in the trade sector today—we’ve got to look at that as more opportunity.

AngusMc on December 1, 2010 at 3:34 AM

AngusMc on December 1, 2010 at 3:34 AM

Link to “quote,” please.

If Sarah actually said this, I’ll eat my computer.

Jenfidel on December 1, 2010 at 3:51 AM

Gavora is named on the dedication page…

AngusMc on December 1, 2010 at 3:32 AM

Uh…NO.

Her son Trig is named on the dedication page, with a quote from Thomas Paine.
Nice try, troll.

Jenfidel on December 1, 2010 at 3:53 AM

So you agree that Palin is a flip-flopper on taxes, earmarks, bailouts, and amnesty.

PrezHussein on December 1, 2010 at 3:30 AM

No, I don’t–she’s pretty firm about all 4 of those subjects.
Where are you getting this?

Jenfidel on December 1, 2010 at 3:54 AM

Jenfidel on December 1, 2010 at 3:54 AM

notice no links for none of this bs they spew.

djohn669 on December 1, 2010 at 3:57 AM

Her first book was written by Lynn Vincent.
Her latest is written by Jessica Gavora, wife of Jonah Goldberg. Gavora is named on the dedication page and her recent bio for a conservative radio show confirms.
http://www.revradio.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=235%3Ajessica-gavora-washington-dc-author-and-policy-expert&catid=38%3Ainterviews&Itemid=69

AngusMc on December 1, 2010 at 3:32 AM

.
I guess you missed the post that showed Sarah had 20,000 words already on paper before the damned book deal was signed for her first book, and actually camped out in a Southern California condo and wrote the rest sitting by the pool, daily, sometimes staying up ’till 5 am.

This reported in the NY Times, BTW. And I know it to be fact.

Lynn Vincent served as her editor, everyone who writes a book has one.

I bet you haven’t even SEEN her new book, let alone read it. It’s unmistakably written by her. She does acknowledge Jessica, who she used to compete against in High School basketball, BTW, as offering some assistance.

I assume you read few non-fiction books. If you did, you know all authors have help. But to say Sarah didn’t write her own book is just plain ignorant.

Of course, most trolls are.

gary4205 on December 1, 2010 at 3:58 AM

a hater is defined as somebody who disagrees or questions Sarah Palin about virtually anything…

PrezHussein on December 1, 2010 at 3:11 AM

No.
A “hater” is someone (kind of like you!) who is hateful.
Coincidentally, virtually all the hateful ones choose Palin and her supporters as the targets for their venom.

Jenfidel on December 1, 2010 at 4:00 AM

djohn669 on December 1, 2010 at 3:57 AM

Link to “quote,” please.

If Sarah actually said this, I’ll eat my computer.

Jenfidel on December 1, 2010 at 3:51 AM

I’ll give you a link.

Claim: Transcript reproduces portion of a Katie Couric interview with Sarah Palin.

Status: False.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/palin/interview.asp

sharrukin on December 1, 2010 at 4:01 AM

No, I don’t–she’s pretty firm about all 4 of those subjects.
Where are you getting this?

Jenfidel on December 1, 2010 at 3:54 AM

what are her firm stances that she now has as opposed to her past of raising taxes, taking earmarks, committing to amnesty, and the bailout quotes i posted above?

If Sarah actually said this, I’ll eat my computer.

Jenfidel on December 1, 2010 at 3:51 AM

Here is video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txfqWzGMgmY&feature=player_embedded

Now post one of you eating your computer liar.

PrezHussein on December 1, 2010 at 4:02 AM

Gavora is named on the dedication page…

AngusMc on December 1, 2010 at 3:32 AM

Uh…NO.

Her son Trig is named on the dedication page, with a quote from Thomas Paine.
Nice try, troll.

Jenfidel on December 1, 2010 at 3:53 AM

We really do need a better class of troll here don’t we!

This fool read something on one of his left wing sites and ran with it. What’s so pathetic is it’s too stupid to make the lie believable.

If it had said Jessica was mentioned in the acknowledgments as a lifelong friend who “offered assistance” it might have got away with it, but damn, all of us HAVE THE BOOK. (as I wave mine for effect!!!!!!!!)

It’s time like this I wish stupidity was painful.

gary4205 on December 1, 2010 at 4:04 AM

Now post one of you eating your computer liar.

PrezHussein on December 1, 2010 at 4:02 AM

‘Scuse me–are you Angus or channeling him?

My reply was to him…and that’s not exactly what Sarah said, is it? Nor the way she said it.
Also, 2 words: Katie Couric.

Liar.

Jenfidel on December 1, 2010 at 4:06 AM

gary4205 on December 1, 2010 at 4:04 AM

I grabbed my *signed* copy and combed it in vain looking for the name Jessica Gravora…only to find that the troll lied (again)!
What a shock!
I haven’t read it yet, but will soon after the Christmas rush is over.

Jenfidel on December 1, 2010 at 4:08 AM

PrezHussein on December 1, 2010 at 4:02 AM

This is obviously Sarah doing her job as McCain’s Vice Presidential candidate. you can tell she is very uneasy with this. (she never stutters, but is here)

As a member of a team she was expected to back up the quarterback.

We know that that behind the scenes there was a lot of crap she didn’t agree with, but was a good soldier and stuck by McCain.

Sorry Romneytroll, but no sale.

gary4205 on December 1, 2010 at 4:11 AM

Against Bailouts

Which Sarah do you fans like the most?

PrezHussein on December 1, 2010 at 3:17 AM

The 1st quote you cited was Palin talking about TARP (while Bush was still POTUS).

The 2nd quote was Sarah talking about Murky’s vote for the Porkulus, ObamaCare and the GM takeover (after Obama took the throne).
Not quite the same “bailouts,” are they?

Jenfidel on December 1, 2010 at 4:13 AM

I grabbed my *signed* copy and combed it in vain looking for the name Jessica Gravora…only to find that the troll lied (again)!
What a shock!
I haven’t read it yet, but will soon after the Christmas rush is over.

Jenfidel on December 1, 2010 at 4:08 AM

It’s a troll, astroturf really, it’s what they do.

The book is awesome. I have a signed copy as well. I’m just getting started good, been trying to write more screw with trolls less.

You will love the book. Two and a half pages in is all it takes to realize this is a very special book. Sarah gets it! She isn’t screwing around here either. This is a blueprint for success.

I got Rick Perry’s book as well, but will wait until I finish Sarah’s to start it.

gary4205 on December 1, 2010 at 4:16 AM

@gary4205 on December 1, 2010 at 4:11 AM

This ones for you the devoted Palin liar.

from Game Change: “…her grasp of rudimentary facts and concepts was minimal. Palin couldn’t explain why North and South Korea were separate nations. She didn’t know what the Fed did. Asked who attacked America on 9/11, she suggested several times that it was Saddam Hussein. Asked to identify the enemy that her son would be fighting in Iraq, she drew a blank… Later, on the plane, Palin said to her team, “I wish I’d paid more attention to this stuff.””

PrezHussein on December 1, 2010 at 4:23 AM

The 1st quote you cited was Palin talking about TARP (while Bush was still POTUS).

The 2nd quote was Sarah talking about Murky’s vote for the Porkulus, ObamaCare and the GM takeover (after Obama took the throne).
Not quite the same “bailouts,” are they?

Jenfidel on December 1, 2010 at 4:13 AM

The House of Representatives rejected a Bush-backed economic bailout plan in a vote in which two-thirds of Republicans voted no. The impression this made on the electorate was not helpful to our cause. Millions of Americans were poised to go bankrupt or lose their savings, and the perception was that Republicans had failed to respond. -quote from 2010 book

PrezHussein on December 1, 2010 at 4:25 AM

If evil wants a fight, we’re here to give it to em!

gary4205 on December 1, 2010 at 1:55 AM

And here lies the problem. You think anyone who doesn’t want Palin as POTUS is “evil”. This is why some Palinistas get called “Palinbots” as bad as “Obamabots”. Palinbots automatically play the victim-card on SP’s behalf (liberal tactic), the gender-card (liberal tactic), the jealousy-card (liberal tactic and oh, so high-school), assume anyone who doesn’t like her is a Romney-plant, or brainwashed by the MSM.

There are reasons why I do not want her as POTUS, and none of the above are the reasons why.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on December 1, 2010 at 4:33 AM

Meghan McCain is such an intellectual that she had to look up “blue bloods” on the internet.

Maybe she does not know about dictionaries which define “blue bloods” as members of the aristocracy. It appears that she is not aware of that definition.

We do not have kings, queens, dukes, and other aristocrats in America.

Another term for George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush are country club Republicans.

slp on December 1, 2010 at 4:36 AM

slp on December 1, 2010 at 4:36 AM

George H.W. Bush is a WW2 Hero at 18. Thats the kind of blue blood we could use. Not a Sarah Heath that gets knocked up by Curtis Menard and finds the a Palin boy to get hitched too.

PrezHussein on December 1, 2010 at 4:39 AM

And here lies the problem. You think anyone who doesn’t want Palin as POTUS is “evil”. This is why some Palinistas get called “Palinbots” as bad as “Obamabots”. Palinbots automatically play the victim-card on SP’s behalf (liberal tactic), the gender-card (liberal tactic), the jealousy-card (liberal tactic and oh, so high-school), assume anyone who doesn’t like her is a Romney-plant, or brainwashed by the MSM.

I’ve never seen any of that kind of defense of her here at HA.
You’re making things up.

There are reasons why I do not want her as POTUS, and none of the above are the reasons why.

Aslans Girl on December 1, 2010 at 4:33 AM

And those reasons would be what, exactly?
(I will be in shock if they’re not the same fatuous, vapid reasons the other trolls have.)

Jenfidel on December 1, 2010 at 4:39 AM

George H.W. Bush is a WW2 Hero at 18. Thats the kind of blue blood we could use.

But we didn’t need the kind of blue blood he became later as President who let Congress raise taxes and allowed Saddam to remain in power after we’d basically beaten up in a war.

Not a Sarah Heath that gets knocked up by Curtis Menard

???

and finds the a Palin boy to get hitched too.

PrezHussein on December 1, 2010 at 4:39 AM

???
Are you drinking?

Jenfidel on December 1, 2010 at 4:41 AM

PrezHussein on December 1, 2010 at 4:25 AM

Page #, please.
I have my copy right here.

Jenfidel on December 1, 2010 at 4:42 AM

from Game Change: “…her grasp of rudimentary facts and concepts was minimal. Palin couldn’t explain why North and South Korea were separate nations. She didn’t know what the Fed did. Asked who attacked America on 9/11, she suggested several times that it was Saddam Hussein. Asked to identify the enemy that her son would be fighting in Iraq, she drew a blank… Later, on the plane, Palin said to her team, “I wish I’d paid more attention to this stuff.””

PrezHussein on December 1, 2010 at 4:23 AM

I might almost believe that Joe Biden was this stupid, but I don’t and I certainly don’t think any of this is anything but lies made up by Palin’s political enemies, of which she has many.
Try again.

Jenfidel on December 1, 2010 at 4:44 AM

She didn’t know what the Fed did.

PrezHussein on December 1, 2010 at 4:23 AM

If she didn’t know what the Fed did, she found out soon.
Why is it that she’s the only one who spoke out about QE2 a few weeks ago when no other leading Republican did?
And she did so knowledgably.
In addition, in her new book, she cites the work of University of Chicago economist Luigi Zingales, the academic successor of Milton Friedman:
Sarah Palin’s Favorite Economist

Jenfidel on December 1, 2010 at 4:49 AM

My simple intuition says there will never be a President Palin, unfortunately.

Perceptron on December 1, 2010 at 4:52 AM

My simple intuition says there will never be a President Palin, unfortunately.

Perceptron on December 1, 2010 at 4:52 AM

Fortunately, because she is a crazy person with a personality disorder.

PrezHussein on December 1, 2010 at 4:54 AM

Wow. Crazy thread tonight. I am exhausted just from reading through it.

OmahaConservative on December 1, 2010 at 5:01 AM

Fortunately, because she is a crazy person with a personality disorder.

PrezHussein on December 1, 2010 at 4:54 AM

Gee, it didn’t stop 0bama from being pResident and he’s a crazy person with a severe personality disorder..and maybe several, not even counting Michelle.

Sarah’s so normal, down-to-earth and sincere, it’s unreal.
You couldn’t name one thing about her that’s crazy, Hussein!

Jenfidel on December 1, 2010 at 5:02 AM

COD and Angle were both unelectable.

So yes, very close to being true.

Vyce on December 1, 2010 at 2:01 AM

COD lost: Because Vichy Republicans didn’t support her. Proof: The Missing Castle

Angle lost: Reid bought all Casino and mafia bosses and their goons, aides, employees and all crooks.

Unelectable? Yes. Any GOP nominee (Romney or not) will be unelectable too unless the above issues won’t be addressed.

TheAlamos on December 1, 2010 at 5:06 AM

You couldn’t name one thing about her that’s crazy, Hussein!

Jenfidel on December 1, 2010 at 5:02 AM

Nevertheless, she will never be President. I have perceived this.

Perceptron on December 1, 2010 at 5:08 AM

Fortunately, because she is a crazy person with a personality disorder.

PrezHussein on December 1, 2010 at 4:54 AM

Yeah. Crazy. Like your crazy, paranoid scenarios.

All together now: Sing Gnarls Barkley’s “CRAZY”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TheAlamos on December 1, 2010 at 5:08 AM

Here’s a question that might separate some wheat from some chaff, and without the invective (that’s a word blue bloods use, if Meghan wants to look that one up, too)…

How many of you have read Palin’s economic address to the CLSA Asia-Pacific conference in Hong Kong (September of last year)? With her own notes. No teleprompter.

Until you do, hold the hand grenades. Or, go educate yourself from a source other than Joe “Watch Me” Scarborough or the water cooler at the Aren’t We Just So Clever club.

How many of you are aware (or care) that Governor Palin was a Chair of the National Governors Association Energy Committee and Chair of the Interstate Compact on Energy (representing the interests of the states with regard to federal energy policy), both of which are positions chosen by the nation’s states and their Governors?

In fact, I wonder how much any of the “pundit” class actually knows about Sarah Palin. It’s very difficult to see anything off your chosen path with blinders on.

But, the most ironic part of all this hoopla is that underestimation just happens to be one of Governor Palin’s most powerful weapons. So, I guess we can dust off the “Bring it On” quote, if we can all stand to hear it again.

IndieDogg on December 1, 2010 at 5:09 AM

Nevertheless, she will never be President. I have perceived this.

Perceptron on December 1, 2010 at 5:08 AM

Well, Perceptron, I have perceived that she will be.

Are you like a cousin to Karnak the Magnificent or what?
Crystal ball? Tarot cards? Runes?

Jenfidel on December 1, 2010 at 5:11 AM

Nevertheless, she will never be President. I have perceived this.

Perceptron on December 1, 2010 at 5:08 AM

When no policy argument that can stand … use Perceptions by Perceptron … the only CRAZY ARGUMENT going to 2012!

“I think you’re Crazy …. just like PresHuzzein”

(sing to the tune Crazy by Gnarls Barkley)

TheAlamos on December 1, 2010 at 5:12 AM

Are you like a cousin to Karnak the Magnificent or what?
Crystal ball? Tarot cards? Runes?

Jenfidel on December 1, 2010 at 5:11 AM

I am Perceptron.

Perceptron on December 1, 2010 at 5:14 AM

Aslans Girl on December 1, 2010 at 4:33 AM

The Palinista don’t like me, so I hate Palin.
another bs post

djohn669 on December 1, 2010 at 5:41 AM

I actually had to Google what the meaning of ‘blue bloods’ was

… while mocking Palin for her ignorance and idiocy.

That kind of says it all, doesn’t it?

Lehosh on December 1, 2010 at 5:57 AM

George H.W. Bush is a WW2 Hero at 18. Thats the kind of blue blood we could use. Not a Sarah Heath that gets knocked up by Curtis Menard and finds the a Palin boy to get hitched too.

PrezHussein on December 1, 2010 at 4:39 AM

What the blue-bloods (who controlled the GOP until Reagan) wanted was a balanced budget and they didn’t care what taxes they thought had to be increased to get there… that is why “Read My Lips, No New Tsxes” 41 caved so easily to Dem pressure.

They never understood nor cared for Supply-Side Economics. They were Keyenesian with a balanced budget edge. That’s the problem. 41 called Reagan’s supply-side economic views “Voodoo economics”.

He was an unreliable President. Better than any Dem? Sure… but that’s not saying much.

As for Morning Joe, just for buying into a Leftist front group like “No Labels” (created to try and demonize the Tea Party they couldn’t defeat straight on), he’s offically on my sh*t list. What kind of fool touts Rubio and Ryan and then clucks with Lefties about “civility”? I’m not a Palin supporter, but I’d take her any day over 1000 squishes like Joe. He was essentially dead to me before this, but this does it. You don’t have to support SP for the nomination, but the character assassination is beyond the pale and only trotted out because it impresses his buddies on the left.

mankai on December 1, 2010 at 6:14 AM

“TV’s Joe Scarborough, who today dismissed Sarah Palin as a symbol of ‘anti-intellectualism’ with a ‘dopey dream’ of being president, will help headline the launch next month of a new national group dedicated to restoring civility in politics.

epic fail

haven’t read through the thread yet, but I’m sure there are some excellent posts

good morning!

cmsinaz on December 1, 2010 at 6:15 AM

It seems that lately AP’s Palin posts are becoming like FOX News; “Fair and Balanced!” Is that a new RINO strategy? Lead with a quote trashing her and add in a quote defending her, then run for cover and watch the fireworks without burning yourself?

What Joe S. doesn’t seem to realize is that people like him are already doing Palin’s opponents dirty work for them, so why should they bother exposing themselves? It seems he has extreme late stage PDS.

Can’t wait til Joe S. has to call her President Palin.

Done That on December 1, 2010 at 6:17 AM

Vyce on December 1, 2010 at 2:01 AM

I have noticed that the anti-Palins tend be vile and nasty.

Vyce is a great example. Just ugly.

CWforFreedom on December 1, 2010 at 6:29 AM

joe schmoe had to bash the gop this am because they were happy that dear leader acknowledged that he should have been responsive to them and complained that the gop didn’t say it back to dear leader…..huh?

they did try talking with ‘I won’ and got rejected…

fuzzy memories there joe and mika, you need to increase your gingko dose….

cmsinaz on December 1, 2010 at 6:45 AM

Meghan McCain is a college grad and had no clue to what “blue blood” means? They even used that term on “Gilligan’s Island” but I guess other jokes on that old show fly over her head, too.

Sigh. Her pet cause: DADT. In the news bigtime. End of the year coming up and silly prez wants it repealed by Dec. 31st. Daddy Senator says “NO!” So………… Megs writes another Palin column. OK.

Marcus on December 1, 2010 at 7:01 AM

What kills me is that the Vichy Republicans like Joe and McKinnon are entirely clueless as to the nature of the “No Labels” group.

Now that Democrats are losing their butts, they want a ceasefire on normal politics so that they can have time to recover and think up new strategies to attack conservatives.

There is a reason Joe Scarborough isn’t in politics anymore.

victor82 on December 1, 2010 at 7:25 AM

There are still viewers of MSNBC?

What will they do when Comcast decides to make it bland so as to gain audience? There is a limited market for vitriol and it appears to have been used up and isn’t profitable to appeal to any longer… and tries to soak Comcast internet users for streaming video to replace their lost cable revenue via backing federal legislation on same. It will be interesting to see the anti-Big Business, vitriolic Left having to deal with a Big Business intent on soaking their customers because the old content style is going away.

How Luddite will the Left become?

Only time shall tell.

ajacksonian on December 1, 2010 at 7:32 AM

Meghan McCain finally wrote something I agree with.

Buy Danish on December 1, 2010 at 7:38 AM

But once we “establishment RINOs” conspire against her so that the “not-Palin”, whomever that is, secures the nomination instead of her, the interesting thing will be to see if the Palinistas actually support the “not-Palin” or whether you-all just sit home.

No Vyce, the interesting question is who people like you and Aslan’s Girl will support when Sara secures the nomination.

The nomination is hers if she wants it. And you know it Vyce, which is precisely why you have your girdle in a knot. On the same day that Obamaphile idiot Joe Scarborough derides her as anti-intellectual she posts a very intellectual and timely discussion on Facebook of the effects of taxation reduction on General Revenues. And she uses as the source of her economic beliefs the brilliant black conservative economist Thomas Sowell.

In the result, any fair minded person would conclude that it is Scarborough who is anti-intellectual. Palin is not playing the same game as her opponents. The unfair and dishonest essence of the attacks upon Sarah will be clearer as time passes. She is one conservative who will not be intimidated into silence by our clueless liberal media.

Basilsbest on December 1, 2010 at 7:45 AM

Link to “quote,” please.

If Sarah actually said this, I’ll eat my computer.

Jenfidel on December 1, 2010 at 3:51 AM

Jenfidel, enjoy eating your computer. Word for word that is what Palin said. Video is here:

http://politics.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/robert-schlesinger/2008/09/25/sarah-palin-out-of-control-talking-point-machine-or-political-magnetic-poetry.html

AngusMc on December 1, 2010 at 7:48 AM

Another link to the same interview. Answer I quoted begins at 1:03. Heck, even the Snopes link says that my quote is GENUINE and exact — it was another quote that was made up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txfqWzGMgmY&feature=related

AngusMc on December 1, 2010 at 7:53 AM

AngusMc on December 1, 2010 at 7:53 AM

What’s the big deal with this quote?

darwin on December 1, 2010 at 7:55 AM

I’ll give you a link.

Claim: Transcript reproduces portion of a Katie Couric interview with Sarah Palin.

Status: False.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/palin/interview.asp

sharrukin on December 1, 2010 at 4:01 AM

Thank you for the link confirming that MY quote is genuine. The quote debunked by snopes is not the one I quoted. Here is Snopes on MY quote:

The skit was a spoof of a real interview between Palin and Couric that had been broadcast earlier in the week,lampooning both Governor Palin’s all-over-the place, talking point answers to Ms. Couric’s questions and the tendency of politicians to respond to substantive policy questions by giving evasive, non-specific answers full of campaign buzzwords such as “tax reductions” and “job creation.”

Admittedly, this portion of the comedy skit hewed so closely to reality that dismissing it as satire might be considered misleading, as without close reading the transcript offered above is difficult to tell apart from a

genuine transcript of Governor Palin’s interview with Katie Couric

:

COURIC: Why isn’t it better, Governor Palin, to spend $700 billion helping middle class families who are struggling with health care, housing, gas and groceries — allow them to spend more and put more money into the economy instead of helping these big financial institutions that played a role in creating this mess?

PALIN: That’s why I say I, like every American I’m speaking with, we’re ill about this position that we have been put in where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out. But, ultimately, what the bailout does is help those
who are concerned about the health care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy, umm … helping the … uh, it’s got to be all about job creation, too, shoring up our economy and putting it back on the right track. So health care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions and tax relief for Americans. And trade, we’ve
got to see trade as opportunity, not as a competitive, scary thing. But one in five jobs being created in the trade sector today, we’ve got to look at that as more opportunity. All those things under the umbrella of job creation. This bailout is a part of that.

AngusMc on December 1, 2010 at 7:57 AM

What’s the big deal with this quote?

darwin on December 1, 2010 at 7:55 AM

Jenfidel said that if Palin acutally said it, Jenfidel would eat her computer. I just would like to see Jenfidel do so.

On top of which, it shows that Palin knew absolutely zero about anything involving the economy, or jobs, or health care.

AngusMc on December 1, 2010 at 7:58 AM

sharrukin on December 1, 2010 at 3:24 AM

The list of non-starters…THE LEFTOVERS from 2008!
Romney
Huckabee
‘The Newt’(Dole III)
McVain(Dole II)

Dan Quayle has a better chance of being elected than those listed.

belad on December 1, 2010 at 8:00 AM

On top of which, it shows that Palin knew absolutely zero about anything involving the economy, or jobs, or health care.

AngusMc on December 1, 2010 at 7:58 AM

Wasn’t she repeating McCains position? If your point is Palin knew nothing, then it’s obvious no one in DC knew anything either.

darwin on December 1, 2010 at 8:03 AM

Oh that’s rich….

Joe Scarborough… a failed musician and high school teacher who rode the coat tails of an abortion doctor killer to a political career…. belittle’n anyone

roflmao

donabernathy on December 1, 2010 at 8:13 AM

On top of which, it shows that Palin knew absolutely zero about anything involving the economy, or jobs, or health care.
AngusMc on December 1, 2010 at 7:58 AM

You overstate your case Angus old boy. Compare your quote with her brilliant Facebook entry yesterday and you will see how phenomenally she’s grown in the last 2 years.

Basilsbest on December 1, 2010 at 8:15 AM

oh yeah Joe why don’t ya tell everyone the whole story of Lori Klausutis, she fainted hit her head and then died… right?

roflmao

donabernathy on December 1, 2010 at 8:20 AM

I see that chick in the snorgtees ad was back..:)

Dire Straits on December 1, 2010 at 8:25 AM

Having reread the thread I see things went about normal..Hate I missed tit!..:)

PS..I am helping Allah drag this thing across the finish line of 400 posts!..:)

Dire Straits on December 1, 2010 at 8:36 AM

Dire Straits on December 1, 2010 at 8:36 AM

lol was wondering were you was at

djohn669 on December 1, 2010 at 8:40 AM

You overstate your case Angus old boy. Compare your quote with her brilliant Facebook entry yesterday and you will see how phenomenally she’s grown in the last 2 years.

Basilsbest on December 1, 2010 at 8:15 AM

Her Facebook entries are widely believed to be written by former Conservatives4Palin blogger Rebecca Mansour, who gets paid regularly by Palin for “internet messaging” services.

AngusMc on December 1, 2010 at 8:40 AM

Ironic that he’s headlining a “return to civility.” He’s now making a name for himself by being completely dismissive of Palin. Quite a few days now have been devoted to him laughing at her.

AnninCA on December 1, 2010 at 8:40 AM

Having reread the thread I see things went about normal..Hate I missed titit!..:)

PS..I am helping Allah drag this thing across the finish line of 400 posts!..:)

Dire Straits on December 1, 2010 at 8:36 AM

Sorry for typo!..:)

Dire Straits on December 1, 2010 at 8:43 AM

djohn669 on December 1, 2010 at 5:41 AM

Huh? I decided I disliked SP within 48 hours of the VP pick. There were no Palinstas back then. So their not liking me had nothing to do with my decision.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on December 1, 2010 at 8:44 AM

AngusMc on December 1, 2010 at 8:40
Proof= none, since Ram say she doesn’t your a d*mn liar.

djohn669 on December 1, 2010 at 8:45 AM

Her Facebook entries are widely believed to be written by former Conservatives4Palin blogger Rebecca Mansour, who gets paid regularly by Palin for “internet messaging” services.
AngusMc on December 1, 2010 at 8:40 AM

Her Facebook entries are much better than anything on TelepromterUS.

Basilsbest on December 1, 2010 at 8:46 AM

djohn669 on December 1, 2010 at 8:40 AM

Had to take care of some shopping business..I could only add that Joe Scarbourgh is not my kinda of Republican..Guess he is trying to raise ratings!..:)

Dire Straits on December 1, 2010 at 8:47 AM

AngusMc on December 1, 2010 at 7:48 AM

You pwned Jenfidel, AngusMc! And I’m lol’ing at her response about it.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on December 1, 2010 at 8:47 AM

Her Facebook entries are widely believed to be written by former Conservatives4Palin blogger Rebecca Mansour, who gets paid regularly by Palin for “internet messaging” services.

AngusMc on December 1, 2010 at 8:40 AM

lol

Crazy … are you sure it’s not Tina fey writing them?

darwin on December 1, 2010 at 8:47 AM

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