Quotes of the day

posted at 10:42 pm on May 10, 2011 by Allahpundit

“As governor, Palin demonstrated many of the qualities we expect in our best leaders. She set aside private concerns for the greater good, forgoing a focus on social issues to confront the great problem plaguing Alaska, its corrupt oil-and-gas politics. She did this in a way that seems wildly out of character today—by cooperating with Democrats and moderate Republicans to raise taxes on Big Business. And she succeeded to a remarkable extent in settling, at least for a time, what had seemed insoluble problems, in the process putting Alaska on a trajectory to financial well-being. Since 2008, Sarah Palin has influenced her party, and the tenor of its politics, perhaps more than any other Republican, but in a way that is almost the antithesis of what she did in Alaska. Had she stayed true to her record, she might have pointed her party in a very different direction…

“While other states reel under staggering deficits, budget cuts, and protests, Alaska has built up a $12 billion surplus, most of it attributable to Palin’s tax. Galvin estimates that it has raised $8 billion more than Murkowski’s tax would have. But given the corruption that plagued the PPT, a better benchmark might be the tax it supplanted — the one put on the books after the Exxon Valdez spill. By that measure, Palin’s major achievement has probably meant the difference between a $12 billion surplus and a deficit.

“What happened to Sarah Palin? How did someone who so effectively dealt with the two great issues vexing Alaska fall from grace so quickly? Anyone looking back at her record can’t help but wonder: How did a popular, reformist governor beloved by Democrats come to embody right-wing resentment?…

“Where true Palinism could be most productively applied is on the issues consuming Washington right now: debt and deficits. Palin’s achievement was to pull Alaska out of a dire, corrupt, enduring systemic crisis and return it to fiscal health and prosperity when many people believed that such a thing was impossible. She did this not by hewing to any ideological extreme but by setting a pragmatic course, applying a rigorous practicality to a set of problems that had seemed impervious to solution. She challenged supposedly inviolable political precepts, and embraced more-nuanced realities: Republicans sometimes must confront powerful business interests; to govern effectively, you have to cooperate with the other side; you sometimes must raise taxes to balance a budget; and doing these things can actually enhance rather than destroy your career, whatever anybody says. True reform — not pandering to the base — established Palin’s broad popularity in Alaska. This approach is sorely absent from most of what happens in Washington these days.”

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“Alas, as [Yuval] Levin suggested might happen and as Green says has happened, Palin came almost immediately to inhabit a different role in the American body politic—not the ‘maverick’ she was chosen to be by the self-proclaimed maverick McCain, but rather as a populist villain-victim (depending on which side you were on). The fault here lay not with her attackers but within her. She embarrassed herself in two interviews, and decided the blame lay not with her own ill-preparedness but with the media that had come after her. Understandably enraged by the misogynistic and practically psychotic attacks on her, she came to embrace her status as a kind of martyr for the social-conservative views that had not been the truly distinguishing features of her meteoric political career up to that moment. She found herself in Harry Truman’s kitchen, and she couldn’t take the heat.

“In some ways, the story of Palin is a story of temptation. Rather than sticking to her guns and deepening her political credentials and her knowledge base, she embraced her celebrity instead. And in doing so, she didn’t defeat her critics and enemies; she capitulated to them. Listen, it’s her life and her fortune and she is free to do what she wishes with it. And there’s no telling what the future holds for anyone in America. But she had and has more raw political talent than anyone I’ve ever seen, and, alas, as phenoms go, it looks like she is headed for a Darryl Strawberry-like playing career.”

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“[W]hile Green’s piece may be a bit more sympathetic than, say, the dishonest sleaze put out by Michael Joseph Gross last September or what’s coming next from Joe McGinnis, it’s just the other end of the same continuum. In every case, Palin is a failure in need of explanation. In some cases that’s semi-thoughtful, if politically slanted as here, and in others it’s Joe McGinnis comparing her to Hitler on national TV. It’s the difference between feeding the dog Kibbles and red meat.

“I had a look over my archives and noticed the number of threats Palin has endured in the last 12 months. Remember the envelope of white powder sent to Dancing with the Stars? How about the death threats she received in the wake of the media’s execrable coverage of her Facebook map? How about the stalker who’d threatened to kill her family and was found by the FBI about 50 miles from her house.

“And that’s just the serious stuff. I’m leaving out all the endless nonsense like the big splash when Sarah Palin’s daughter fixed her hair in Haiti. That was an international news story believe it or not. Ah well, just move on to the next attack. Did you know that Trig isn’t really her baby?! Maybe Joshua Green can write a 3,000 word piece about how Palin, a victim of her own hubris, failed to overcome the Trig-truthers when she had the chance. There’s at least one more Alaska vacation in it for some enterprising journalist.”


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Ahhhh…It’s like Trumpapalooza never even happened.

cynccook on May 10, 2011 at 10:46 PM

Cuda!

steebo77 on May 10, 2011 at 10:47 PM

Whoever wins the GOP primary will beat 0bama.

If Palin runs, she’ll be a shoo-in for the primary.

You do the math.

Rebar on May 10, 2011 at 10:48 PM

Interesting.

terryannonline on May 10, 2011 at 10:49 PM

OT, but hey. Let’s all check ourselves out.

http://www.spokeo.com

Here you will find out who you are, where you live, who you live with, what you earn; what you do for a living, your political affiliation and your hobbies. Courtesty of …..?

Key West Reader on May 10, 2011 at 10:49 PM

Let’s cut to the chase.

Is she running in 2012 or not?

If she is then Gird your loins. If she’s not the GOP is set to nominate a Cajones free girly man that Obama will walk all over and the Media will happily destroy.

I personally think she’s not running and the GOP is just wasting our time.

PappyD61 on May 10, 2011 at 10:49 PM

What happened to Sarah Palin? How did someone who so effectively dealt with the two great issues vexing Alaska fall from grace so quickly?

BWAHAHAAHAHAHAHHAHA!!!!

Wishcasting.

powerpro on May 10, 2011 at 10:50 PM

They can’t get her out of their heads…

d1carter on May 10, 2011 at 10:50 PM

In some ways, the story of Palin is a story of temptation. Rather than sticking to her guns and deepening her political credentials and her knowledge base, she embraced her celebrity instead.

It ain’t me. It’s people who say Palin is a celebrity in ev-er-y waaaaaaaaaaaay.

Allen West 2012.

NickDeringer on May 10, 2011 at 10:50 PM

P.S. There is an opt out feature.

Opt out.

Key West Reader on May 10, 2011 at 10:50 PM

Let’s cut to the chase.

Is she running in 2012 or not?

If she is then Gird your loins. If she’s not the GOP is set to nominate a Cajones free girly man that Obama will walk all over and the Media will happily destroy.

I personally think she’s not running and the GOP is just wasting our time.

PappyD61 on May 10, 2011 at 10:49 PM

I think she is running but won’t announce until the 2 year anniversary of her resignation has passed… ie, July.

powerpro on May 10, 2011 at 10:51 PM

Even these attempted hit pieces have to acknowledge the strength of the Palin record in Alaska. They are reduced to grasping at straws in their attempts to discredit her, but, even then, her accomplishments and political savvy shine through.

steebo77 on May 10, 2011 at 10:51 PM

We know the one person the left hates for career and that’s Sarah Palin. I ask only, if she’s such a “failure” why doesn’t the Left/media and elitist Right just shut up, and let her fall so they can later say “I told you so’?

Its odd they don’t do that, but instead attack her at every perceived opening.

Sharr on May 10, 2011 at 10:51 PM

Why hasn’t she entered yet?

terryannonline on May 10, 2011 at 10:51 PM

Living rent free.

Trolls and all their concerns to show up any moment.

kingsjester on May 10, 2011 at 10:52 PM

f she is then Gird your loins. If she’s not the GOP is set to nominate a Cajones free girly man that Obama will walk all over and the Media will happily destroy.

PappyD61 on May 10, 2011 at 10:49 PM

Oh…you must mean like Mitch Daniels?

tencole on May 10, 2011 at 10:53 PM

How did a popular, reformist governor beloved by Democrats come to embody right-wing resentment?…

Oh pleez. Give me break.

I dunno, maybe kind the same wan Dust Bin ended up with two in the temple.

Assassinations can be done with pencil lead too, Atlantic.

You guys should know.

Bruno Strozek on May 10, 2011 at 10:53 PM

I personally think she’s not running and the GOP is just wasting our time.

PappyD61 on May 10, 2011 at 10:49 PM

They want her to run but she likely will not. She will be a king maker and will likely hold a very high post in 2013.

The left is in full frontal freakout. They don’t understand that we don’t just don a set of brightly colored feathers and a neon suit while marching on parade down a crowded avenue.

The left loves these type of things. They just cannot grasp why we don’t reciprocate.

Let ‘em squirm.

Key West Reader on May 10, 2011 at 10:55 PM

Why hasn’t she entered yet?

terryannonline on May 10, 2011 at 10:51 PM

Why should she? She already has an established base. Let the others knock each other out, and so he can later contrast herself with true Conservative credentials compared to the wishy-washy wannabes.

Sarah Palin is under no obligation to work on anyones time table but her own. That is, if she so chooses to run, and finds others lacking.

Sharr on May 10, 2011 at 10:56 PM

Argentina did it. Brazil did it. Click to first link here and you get a nice Presidential portrait. Bland-balding-white-Mormon or any of that combo is not cutting it this time. Obama was a shake-up and the Republican electorate will present their version of a their shake-up.

Marcus on May 10, 2011 at 10:56 PM

BWAHAHAAHAHAHAHHAHA!!!!

Wishcasting.

powerpro on May 10, 2011 at 10:50 PM

what I find funny is they really belive it.

unseen on May 10, 2011 at 10:58 PM

Sarah Palin is under no obligation to work on anyones time table but her own. That is, if she so chooses to run, and finds others lacking.

Sharr on May 10, 2011 at 10:56 PM

Right. And I doubt she’ll officially throw her hat in the ring until the 2 year marker passes.

She can afford to wait.

powerpro on May 10, 2011 at 10:58 PM

Speaking of the Atlantic:

At about the same time as the pregnancy story broke, another bullcrap story entered the wider media bloodstream: “Who Is Trig’s Real Mom?” Formerly reputable outlets like the Atlantic ran with the loony conspiracy theory that I was not Trig’s mother–perhaps it was Bristol or Willow, they suggested.

Sarah Palin. Going Rogue: An American Life. New York, Harper Collins, 2009. 238.

steebo77 on May 10, 2011 at 10:58 PM

It’s funny. After ALL they’ve done to her, the only thing they have to cling to are interviews from 2 years ago that were sliced and diced in the editing room along with an occasional, hollow ‘quitter’ utterance.

miConsevative on May 10, 2011 at 10:59 PM

The Podhoretz post is the best three paragraphs I’ve ever scene written on Palin. Dead on.

Mark1971 on May 10, 2011 at 10:59 PM

OT, but hey. Let’s all check ourselves out.

http://www.spokeo.com

Here you will find out who you are, where you live, who you live with, what you earn; what you do for a living, your political affiliation and your hobbies. Courtesty of …..?

Key West Reader on May 10, 2011 at 10:49 PM

Google?

PappyD61 on May 10, 2011 at 11:00 PM

this is like clock work. Palin moves up 7pts in the polls. gives several great speeches last Monday a couple good interivews, goes to AL to help with the relief and out comes the hitpieces.

I would think they would have a new battleplan by now since their present one isn’t working. Well at least the hitpieces are changing.

unseen on May 10, 2011 at 11:01 PM

Argentina did it. Brazil did it. Click to first link here and you get a nice Presidential portrait. Bland-balding-white-Mormon or any of that combo is not cutting it this time. Obama was a shake-up and the Republican electorate will present their version of a their shake-up.

Marcus on May 10, 2011 at 10:56 PM

Except that, whereas Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is a bipolar, power-hungry, leftwing nutcase and Dilma Vana Rousseff is a Marxist former guerrilla bank robber-cum-terrorist, Sarah Palin is just a civic-minded mom and small businesswoman from Alaska who thought she could do something to better her community and her country by getting involved in the political process.

steebo77 on May 10, 2011 at 11:02 PM

The Podhoretz post is the best three paragraphs I’ve ever scene written on Palin. Dead on.

Mark1971 on May 10, 2011 at 10:59 PM

What exactly about that was accurate?

powerpro on May 10, 2011 at 11:02 PM

I personally think she’s not running and the GOP is just wasting our time.

PappyD61 on May 10, 2011 at 10:49 PM

Has anything at all pointed to the GOP being on her side whatsoever? They have reason to be just as scared of her as the left.

miConsevative on May 10, 2011 at 11:02 PM

Google?

PappyD61 on May 10, 2011 at 11:00 PM

Worried yet?

Yes, Google and Facebook.

Key West Reader on May 10, 2011 at 11:03 PM

OT, but hey. Let’s all check ourselves out.

http://www.spokeo.com

Here you will find out who you are, where you live, who you live with, what you earn; what you do for a living, your political affiliation and your hobbies. Courtesty of …..?

Key West Reader on May 10, 2011 at 10:49 PM

I didn’t find myself or any of my family members on there.

steebo77 on May 10, 2011 at 11:03 PM

Has anything at all pointed to the GOP being on her side whatsoever? They have reason to be just as scared of her as the left.

miConsevative on May 10, 2011 at 11:02 PM

So scared that Byron York can’t even write her name in his articles unless his readers force him to do so.

steebo77 on May 10, 2011 at 11:04 PM

Why hasn’t she entered yet?

terryannonline on May 10, 2011 at 10:51 PM

Simple…..she just doesn’t have to.

tencole on May 10, 2011 at 11:05 PM

I would think they would have a new battleplan by now since their present one isn’t working. Well at least the hitpieces are changing.

unseen on May 10, 2011 at 11:01 PM

Mark my words. She won’t run. Herman Cain will run. She’ll end up endorsing Allen West for VP.

Fireworks.

Key West Reader on May 10, 2011 at 11:05 PM

Why are they scared of Sarah Palin?

Nevermind.

SouthernGent on May 10, 2011 at 11:06 PM

Mark my words. She won’t run. Herman Cain will run. She’ll end up endorsing Allen West for VP.

Fireworks.

Key West Reader on May 10, 2011 at 11:05 PM

Mark my words.

She’s already running.

She just hasn’t announced yet.

powerpro on May 10, 2011 at 11:06 PM

Mark1971 on May 10, 2011 at 10:59 PM

yeah it’s hard to find a writer that gets so much wrong in so short a time frame.

unseen on May 10, 2011 at 11:06 PM

What exactly about that was accurate?

powerpro on May 10, 2011 at 11:02 PM

The neo-cons of Commentary have never liked Palin and I’m guessing their distaste toward her was only heightened following her excellent foreign policy speech last week.

steebo77 on May 10, 2011 at 11:07 PM

Key West Reader on May 10, 2011 at 11:05 PM

for not running she sure is doing everything someone who is running is doing….

unseen on May 10, 2011 at 11:07 PM

Rent. Free.

That is all.

cs89 on May 10, 2011 at 11:08 PM

The neo-cons of Commentary have never liked Palin and I’m guessing their distaste toward her was only heightened following her excellent foreign policy speech last week.

steebo77 on May 10, 2011 at 11:07 PM

Oh yeah the Rubin and Kristol attacks were nasty.

unseen on May 10, 2011 at 11:08 PM

OH, and watch for the MSM to start ripping Herman Cain and Allen West to shreds.

It will happen. These are the men that frighten them.

Herman Cain…… solid business knowledge; how to save corporations from the brink; former heead of a Fed.

Allen West… Solid defense, can command a post in any terrain.

CAIN/WEST

Palin… She’ll keep them in line.

Key West Reader on May 10, 2011 at 11:08 PM

Mark my words. She won’t run. Herman Cain will run. She’ll end up endorsing Allen West for VP.

Fireworks.

Key West Reader on May 10, 2011 at 11:05 PM

Marked and saved.

chief on May 10, 2011 at 11:09 PM

As governor, Palin demonstrated many of the qualities we expect in our best leaders. She set aside private concerns for the greater good….She succeeded to a remarkable extent in settling, at least for a time, what had seemed insoluble problems, in the process putting Alaska on a trajectory to financial well-being.

While other states reel under staggering deficits, budget cuts, and protests, Alaska has built up a $12 billion surplus, most of it attributable to Palin’s tax. Galvin estimates that it has raised $8 billion more than Murkowski’s tax would have. But given the corruption that plagued the PPT, a better benchmark might be the tax it supplanted—the one put on the books after the Exxon Valdez spill. By that measure, Palin’s major achievement has probably meant the difference between a $12 billion surplus and a deficit…

On the big issues…she…left the state in better shape than most people, herself included, seem to realize or want to credit her for.

Palin’s achievement was to pull Alaska out of a dire, corrupt, enduring systemic crisis and return it to fiscal health and prosperity when many people believed that such a thing was impossible.

you know if Mitt had that type of Record I might vote for him. But he doesn’t so I won’t….

unseen on May 10, 2011 at 11:10 PM

“What happened to Sarah Palin? How did someone who so effectively dealt with the two great issues vexing Alaska fall from grace so quickly? Anyone looking back at her record can’t help but wonder: How did a popular, reformist governor beloved by Democrats come to embody right-wing resentment?…

The convention speech happened.

Everything that Sarah Palin was to that point — a fairly moderate and notably competent governor highly admired as a genuine “uniter” — was nugatory.

The convention speech was a signal, traumatizing event in the fragile collective psyches of the Left: their inviolable messiah was ridiculed for the first time. It was not only that it happened but the way it happened — with a cheery offhandedness that reduced Obama, for those 45 minutes, not only to naked meagerness but finally to the vaporous conceit he really was.

And it was not only this. The event served as the unveiling of a truly confident conservative — a profoundly threatening phenomenon for the Left.

In those moments, the Left all over America congealed itself into a throbbing Blob of unified destruction.

rrpjr on May 10, 2011 at 11:11 PM

I am glad that Sarah Palin seems to be distancing herself from the neocon plague.

Spending so much money and losing so many lives in Iraq and Iraq is already taking orders from and serving Iran, our enemy. http://bigpeace.com/dpipes/2011/05/10/iraq-a-province-of-iran/ Iraqis used U.S. supplied armored personnel carriers, Humvees and bulldozers to fight and slaughter the enemies of Iran. Enemies of Iran should be our friends, so they are basically using our own equipment against us. What a Charley Foxtrot. It very probably would have been much better to have left Saddam, or at least the Baathists, in power. And Obama and the neocons are supporting al Qaeda in Libya http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=43345 and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Obam and the neocons – the twin plagues.

HalJordan on May 10, 2011 at 11:11 PM

It’s funny. After ALL they’ve done to her, the only thing they have to cling to are interviews from 2 years ago that were sliced and diced in the editing room along with an occasional, hollow ‘quitter’ utterance.

miConsevative on May 10, 2011 at 10:59 PM

She has been pretty flawless for the last 2 years hasn’t she? Unlike Mr. gaffe machine Mithc who has 56 gaffes in a 6 minute interview.

unseen on May 10, 2011 at 11:12 PM

The Podhoretz post is the best three paragraphs I’ve ever scene written on Palin. Dead on.

Mark1971 on May 10, 2011 at 10:59 PM

Ummmm, no it isn’t. It’s unimaginative wish-fulfillment stuff.

Rather than sticking to her guns and deepening her political credentials and her knowledge base, she embraced her celebrity instead.

That is hack writing that I’ve seen a thousand times since she resigned. If she had “stuck to her gins” (assuming that was even possible) a guy like Podhoretz would still no doubt be convinced that a governor from a sparsely-populated state STILL hasn’t “deepened her political credentials and knowledge base”. The “knowledge base” of someone like Pawlenty never being questioned, of course.

pseudoforce on May 10, 2011 at 11:13 PM

The neo-cons of Commentary have never liked Palin and I’m guessing their distaste toward her was only heightened following her excellent foreign policy speech last week.

steebo77 on May 10, 2011 at 11:07 PM

It’s really amazing.

I’m watching her develop the Palin Doctrine… watch her travel to India and Israel…watch her take on Obama, the Union bosses… watch her reach out to the rank and file union members… watch her attack health care, cap and trade… watch her be right on a long list of major policy issues, taking the lead on pretty much all of them…

And yet…because she is savvy enough to understand that you have to find a way to engage in the popular culture, she’s just into propelling herself as an entertainer.

It’s as if the last couple years never happened…as though she didn’t play a major role in the mid-terms… and all Palin did after leaving office was go on a road tour with Metallica rather than be the leading opposition figure against the leftist agenda we’ve seen her be.

powerpro on May 10, 2011 at 11:13 PM

for not running she sure is doing everything someone who is running is doing….

unseen on May 10, 2011 at 11:07 PM

Rent. Free.

For me I think this is very exciting. I know Sarah knows what she is doing; the Nation and the World knows that she knows what she’s doing.

I think it would be awesome for her to choose our leadership. Sort of like the Momma Bear or the Protector of our Nation.

She’ll do what is right; she always does. In my heart and mind I wish for a dynamic duo. I think she’s going to change the game by having our pick name our veep early on.

Watch! Maybe it will happen.

Key West Reader on May 10, 2011 at 11:13 PM

* “guns”, not “gins”. Surely she’s not an alcoholic. ;)

pseudoforce on May 10, 2011 at 11:14 PM

“What happened to Sarah Palin? How did someone who so effectively dealt with the two great issues vexing Alaska fall from grace so quickly? Anyone looking back at her record can’t help but wonder: How did a popular, reformist governor beloved by Democrats come to embody right-wing resentment?…

A: She was the Republican Vice Presidential candidate. Nothing more, and nothing less, in this age of political dirty tricks.

unclesmrgol on May 10, 2011 at 11:14 PM

Palin’s achievement was to pull Alaska out of a dire, corrupt, enduring systemic crisis and return it to fiscal health and prosperity when many people believed that such a thing was impossible.

Yeah…why would anyone want someone who can do this as POTUS? Not at all what we need right now./

miConsevative on May 10, 2011 at 11:14 PM

And Katy Couric is losing her job…

d1carter on May 10, 2011 at 11:15 PM

I think it would be awesome for her to choose our leadership. Sort of like the Momma Bear or the Protector of our Nation.

Key West Reader on May 10, 2011 at 11:13 PM

If pour leadership needs someone other than itself in order to be viable, it’s going to lose, Palin or not.

pseudoforce on May 10, 2011 at 11:16 PM

She frightens them.

That’s all we need to know right now.

Key West Reader on May 10, 2011 at 11:16 PM

for not running she sure is doing everything someone who is running is doing….

unseen on May 10, 2011 at 11:07 PM

I guess someone can only be considered as a real candidate for the GOP nomination if they give speeches defending socialized medicine (Romney), call for tax hikes and oil tariffs while acknowledging their foreign policy cluelessness (Daniels), defend government over-step into the realm of personal diet (Huckabee), kick it on a couch with Nancy Pelosi (Gingrich), or put crowds to sleep (Pawlenty).

steebo77 on May 10, 2011 at 11:17 PM

Palin’s achievement was to pull Alaska out of a dire, corrupt, enduring systemic crisis and return it to fiscal health and prosperity when many people believed that such a thing was impossible.

Yeah…why would anyone want someone who can do this as POTUS? Not at all what we need right now./

miConsevative on May 10, 2011 at 11:14 PM

Yabbut she’s st00pid and her voice is irritating. Unelectable. Tina Fey told me so.

/ <– for the terminal idiots

kim roy on May 10, 2011 at 11:17 PM

Spending so much money and losing so many lives in Iraq and Iraq is already taking orders from and serving Iran, our enemy. http://bigpeace.com/dpipes/2011/05/10/iraq-a-province-of-iran/ Iraqis used U.S. supplied armored personnel carriers, Humvees and bulldozers to fight and slaughter the enemies of Iran. Enemies of Iran should be our friends, so they are basically using our own equipment against us. What a Charley Foxtrot.

HalJordan on May 10,2011 at 11:11PM

HalJordan:You left out “The Highway of Death”!!

BTW,its Hopeys watch now?!

canopfor on May 10, 2011 at 11:17 PM

pseudoforce on May 10, 2011 at 11:16 PM

The mens’ room is down the hall to the left. Feel free to relieve yourself outside of the thread. We know Sarah Palin makes you whizz in your jeans, but please. Not on the thread. You’re embarrassing yourself.

Key West Reader on May 10, 2011 at 11:18 PM

Whoever wins the GOP primary will beat 0bama.

Rebar on May 10, 2011 at 10:48 PM

You willing to bet?

ernesto on May 10, 2011 at 11:19 PM

She’s not running. If you were Bristol Palin and you knew your mother was running for POTUS would you sign up for a stupid reality show where you could inadvertently embarrass your mother and cost her the election?

Would you?

NickDeringer on May 10, 2011 at 11:21 PM

You willing to bet?

ernesto on May 10, 2011 at 11:19 PM

Absolutely.. I’ll bet you.

Key West Reader on May 10, 2011 at 11:21 PM

Whoever wins the GOP primary will beat 0bama.

Rebar on May 10, 2011 at 10:48 PM

Not unless whoever it is casts off the neocons and runs against Obama and the neocons and their Islamic ‘Great Society’ Nation Building.

HalJordan on May 10, 2011 at 11:23 PM

The mens’ room is down the hall to the left. Feel free to relieve yourself outside of the thread. We know Sarah Palin makes you whizz in your jeans, but please. Not on the thread. You’re embarrassing yourself.

Key West Reader on May 10, 2011 at 11:18 PM

Really? You’re the one spewing this crap about how great she is and it would be awesome if someone as great of her picked the next leader. What the hell does that mean? “You’re great woman, but stay in the kitchen”? “I’ll act like I think she’s great so I can fall back on that when people say I don’t like her”?

miConsevative on May 10, 2011 at 11:23 PM

The mens’ room is down the hall to the left. Feel free to relieve yourself outside of the thread. We know Sarah Palin makes you whizz in your jeans, but please. Not on the thread. You’re embarrassing yourself.

Key West Reader on May 10, 2011 at 11:18 PM

That’s good, coming from someone who apparently gets orgasmic just thinking about WestCain. Give me a break. The point stands. If whoever the nominee is has to have Palin or any other individual to pull him over the finish line, he’ll lose. Period. Now you can go back to your weird fantasy scenarios.

pseudoforce on May 10, 2011 at 11:24 PM

She’s not running. If you were Bristol Palin and you knew your mother was running for POTUS would you sign up for a stupid reality show where you could inadvertently embarrass your mother and cost her the election?

Would you?

NickDeringer on May 10, 2011 at 11:21 PM

Is that all you got? My grandmother would say this to you:

“pffft”

And there would be spittle involved.

Key West Reader on May 10, 2011 at 11:25 PM

And Sarah ran a State,and Hopey ran a community,
sh*t,sorry,I meant Changey instigated thugs/thug
ettes at running,er,the fancy term,Organizing the
community into the ground,for the power,that the
Organizer will attain,at the expense,of the Lefty
VoterBots!!!

canopfor on May 10, 2011 at 11:25 PM

Maybe Palin is conservative now because that IS what the country needs, it IS the pragmatic course. It’s certainly the course I think the country needs. If fiscal sanity is the road not taken, then the country will be in deep trouble.

Paul-Cincy on May 10, 2011 at 11:26 PM

That’s good, coming from someone who apparently gets orgasmic just thinking about WestCain. Give me a break. The point stands. If whoever the nominee is has to have Palin or any other individual to pull him over the finish line, he’ll lose. Period. Now you can go back to your weird fantasy scenarios.

pseudoforce on May 10, 2011 at 11:24 PM

Dear Nathan:

Your rice pudding is ready.

Love,
Mom

Key West Reader on May 10, 2011 at 11:26 PM

AND NOW, FOLKS? I GIVE YOU THIS:

Sarah Palin is the most feared woman in the World.

/Nice job, WH. Heh.

Key West Reader on May 10, 2011 at 11:27 PM

what these three articles tell me is that the politcal/media class in this country has no idea what type of grizzly shi! storm is about to decend fromt he north in the next couple of weeks/months.

If they seriously think that Palin has not “deepened her knowledge”, fleashed out her ideas, honed her political skills and learned lessons they have not been paying attention.

Just the fac ttha tGov Palin has not given a speech with a telepromoter for the last 2 years should give them a wake up call. Her speeches are out of this world. And they follow the same pattern a pattern that she has honed and perfected. She starts out slow, connecting wiht the locals energizing the room slowly and building a trust with her group, she then wows them with the meat of her speech, meat that includes policies, facts, figures, her views on that subject. But the final part of her speeches are where she really shines. She pullds them in, gets them to a fever pitch and calls out to them. By the end of the speech she has them in the palm of her hand.

All with out a teleprompter with just a 3 ringer binder.

watch her India speech, her Madison, WI speech her recent speech in CO, her speech in CA last week. this Lady is one of few orators that will give Obama a run for his money.

And it doesn’t matter what topic they throw at her she answers any and all questions. And those she doesn’t really know she deflects them very well and she hammers her points she wants to hammer.

Gov Palin has used the last 3 years very very effectively. And unlike a lot of these wannabes she has a major warchest at the ready to self fund her cmapaign if she has too.

But as Bachmann shows the only thing that makes the DC folks notice is the fundraising. Palin’s PAC reports at the end of June.

So It looks like a July 4th kick off to her campaign.

unseen on May 10, 2011 at 11:27 PM

You’re the one spewing this crap about how great she is and it would be awesome if someone as great of her picked the next leader.

miConsevative on May 10, 2011 at 11:23 PM

Yeah, that’s always a good one. “She’s going to be the kingmaker and head cheerleader to try to pull someone’s sorry ass or other over the finish line that can’t get there on his own.”

pseudoforce on May 10, 2011 at 11:28 PM

Only the RNC, and her mutha the GOP, can figure out a way to lose to Barry.

Limerick on May 10, 2011 at 11:29 PM

unseen on May 10, 2011 at 11:27 PM

She’s the Decider.

Hmmmm.. Will she allow Barack Obama to be re-elected? Or not?

I like it when a long term plan comes together.

Key West Reader on May 10, 2011 at 11:30 PM

I’m not huge into polls, but for those of you who take them as gospel truth and your sole guide for calling unelectable, this is polling Republican and Republican-leaning indies:

Palin: 71%
Huckabee: 65%
Romney: 60%
Gingrich: 57%
Trump: 53%
Paul: 49%
Bachmann: 43%
Pawlenty: 35%

Unelectable indeed.

miConsevative on May 10, 2011 at 11:30 PM

Not unless whoever it is casts off the neocons and runs against Obama and the neocons and their Islamic ‘Great Society’ Nation Building.

HalJordan on May 10, 2011 at 11:23 PM

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stupid,its the Commy Pinko Progressive Islamic’s
that need to be tossed out of the Liberal Democr
at Party,before the Left,become the new Social Jus
tice Crusaders that will Bankrupt,the US of A !

canopfor on May 10, 2011 at 11:30 PM

No matter what the intent, the POV, or the level of animus, I have yet to read any of her detractors that remotely gets her. It’s like she has a cloaking device and all they see is their own reflection. Just look at the facts and write, trying not to push an opinion, then you can understand, then you can write. Is this so hard, “journalists”?

bagoh20 on May 10, 2011 at 11:31 PM

Dear Nathan:

Your rice pudding is ready.

Love,
Mom

Key West Reader on May 10, 2011 at 11:26 PM

Dear Mommy:

I and my 18 buddies need our Friskies.

Mr. Whiskers.

pseudoforce on May 10, 2011 at 11:31 PM

pseudoforce on May 10, 2011 at 11:28 PM

That’s a triple deuce on a thread. Report back to Politico; your phone is ringing.

Key West Reader on May 10, 2011 at 11:31 PM

pseudoforce on May 10, 2011 at 11:31 PM

Ugh. Quadripledueuce

I don’t think that’s ever been one before.

Key West Reader on May 10, 2011 at 11:32 PM

If you were Bristol Palin and you knew your mother was running for POTUS would you sign up for a show that showed you running a charity and making your own way in life, providing for your child instead of being on the government dole or living off mommy and daddy while sharing your daily life with two true friends?

Would you?

NickDeringer on May 10, 2011 at 11:21 PM

fixed it for you.

unseen on May 10, 2011 at 11:32 PM

Whoever wins the GOP primary will beat 0bama.

Rebar on May 10, 2011 at 10:48 PM

You willing to bet?

ernesto on May 10, 2011 at 11:19 PM

I won’t. If it’s Romney or Daniels or Huckabee, Obama’s a shoo-in.

pseudoforce on May 10, 2011 at 11:33 PM

fixed it for you.

unseen on May 10, 2011 at 11:32 PM

Good point.

cynccook on May 10, 2011 at 11:34 PM

Here is a GOP primary schedule that I saw today. I’m not sure how accurate it is though.

I was curious what the primary schedule was going to look like after the ‘big 3′, Nevada and Florida.

If this schedule is correct then February 7th and March 6th will be huge days in the GOP primary.

LOL at North Carolina voting so late again. Ugggh!

Monday, January 16, 2012: Iowa caucuses
Tuesday, January 24: New Hampshire
Saturday, January 28: Nevada caucuses, South Carolina
Tuesday, January 31: Florida
Tuesday, February 7 (Super Tuesday): Alabama, Arkansas, California,Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Montana Republican caucuses, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Utah
Saturday, February 11: Louisiana
Tuesday, February 14: Maryland
Tuesday, February 21: Hawaii Republican caucuses, Wisconsin
Tuesday, February 28: Arizona, Michigan
Tuesday, March 6: Minnesota caucuses, Massachusetts, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, Virginia
Tuesday, March 13: Mississippi
Tuesday, March 20: Colorado caucuses, Illinois
Tuesday, April 24: Pennsylvania
Tuesday, May 8: Indiana, North Carolina and West Virginia
Tuesday, May 15: Nebraska, Oregon
Tuesday, May 22: Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky
Tuesday, June 5: Montana, New Mexico and South Dakota

Note: Kansas (chooses by state convention), Alaska, and Washington State are not listed above.

chief on May 10, 2011 at 11:34 PM

rrpjr on May 10, 2011 at 11:11 PM

If you look at some of the things they were writing about Palin between her announcement as McCain’s runningmate and the Convention speech you will see it had already started. As I recall there was a cover of US Weekly with Barry and Michelle in a lovers’ embrace one week, followed by Palin holding Trig with the headline Babies, Lies and Scandals Palin is like light to the vampires.

Ted Torgerson on May 10, 2011 at 11:35 PM

No matter what the intent, the POV, or the level of animus, I have yet to read any of her detractors that remotely gets her. It’s like she has a cloaking device and all they see is their own reflection. Just look at the facts and write, trying not to push an opinion, then you can understand, then you can write. Is this so hard, “journalists”?

bagoh20 on May 10, 2011 at 11:31 PM

Valerie Jarrett to the Batroom. Valerie Jarrett to the Batroom. RRRRRR RRRRR RRRRRR

Key West Reader on May 10, 2011 at 11:35 PM

Key West Reader on May 10, 2011 at 11:25 PM

And you have what? Oh Ya. Sarah doesn’t have to run. She’s going to parachute into the election in October of 2012 and save the day.

Ya. Now I get it.

NickDeringer on May 10, 2011 at 11:35 PM

AND NOW, FOLKS? I GIVE YOU THIS:

Sarah Palin is the most feared woman in the World.

/Nice job, WH. Heh.

Key West Reader on May 10, 2011 at 11:27 PM

Key West Reader:)
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Dedicated to the Left!
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Paranioa will destroy ya!

The Kinks – Destroyer + Lyrics!
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canopfor on May 10, 2011 at 11:36 PM

chief on May 10, 2011 at 11:34 PM

Good to know Texas is off the list. You other 49 are on your own.

Limerick on May 10, 2011 at 11:37 PM

chief on May 10, 2011 at 11:34 PM

A lot of southern states on Feb. 7. If Huckabee doesn’t run and Palin does, that might decide a lot.

pseudoforce on May 10, 2011 at 11:37 PM

I won’t. If it’s Romney or Daniels or Huckabee, Obama’s a shoo-in.

pseudoforce on May 10, 2011 at 11:33 PM

So glad you see our veneer.

It’s Herman Cain and Allen West.

Take that information back to batheadquarters and report back to the thread at 0300.

Key West Reader on May 10, 2011 at 11:37 PM

So glad you see our veneer.
Key West Reader on May 10, 2011 at 11:37 PM

What does this mean?

cynccook on May 10, 2011 at 11:38 PM

Maybe Palin is conservative now because that IS what the country needs, it IS the pragmatic course. It’s certainly the course I think the country needs. If fiscal sanity is the road not taken, then the country will be in deep trouble.

Paul-Cincy on May 10, 2011 at 11:26 PM

funny but Palin ran for Mayor as a pro-life, pro-gun, reagan conservative. she has governed as a Reagan conservative. She embraces the consept of the free market and does not engage in crony capitalism. and believes smaller limited government focused on the nuts and bolts like roads and sewage is the best government.

she had a high approval in AK because she got results and stuck to her beliefs. she didn’t say one thing and do something else. she looked out for the middle class and got the best deal for all.

she didn’t morph into a conservative overnight. She has always been a Reaganite conservative since her first election. and Reagan reached out to the middle class and did not suck at the teat of Big business and crony capitalism like the bushies and the Obamaites.

the dems decided to play up her abortion stance in 2008 and her christian beliefs because after all that is like garlic to them.

unseen on May 10, 2011 at 11:38 PM

No matter what the intent, the POV, or the level of animus, I have yet to read any of her detractors that remotely gets her.

bagoh20 on May 10, 2011 at 11:31 PM

There may be several reasons for this. But to me the biggest is, Sarah’s not doing this for her own self-aggrandizement. And that befuddles them, totally. To them it IS as if she is flying like Sally Field in “The Flying Nun”. Are there wires? Do the Pacific Coast winds really pick her up by her headdress? Is it just make-believe, a TV program? Can she really fly??

The possibility that she wants to become President to do a good job for the country, and let people follow their own dreams, and not to get anything for herself out of it … it’s Sally Field up in the air. It defies everything they know about the laws of politics and human nature. They have no clue what she’s about. Because if she’s not doing this for her own benefit … then, why?

Paul-Cincy on May 10, 2011 at 11:39 PM

It’s Herman Cain and Allen West.

Key West Reader on May 10, 2011 at 11:37 PM

Yeah, right.

pseudoforce on May 10, 2011 at 11:39 PM

Ya. Now I get it.

NickDeringer on May 10, 2011 at 11:35 PM

swoon

Key West Reader on May 10, 2011 at 11:39 PM

What does this mean?

cynccook on May 10, 2011 at 11:38 PM

What is it that you do not fail to understand?

Key West Reader on May 10, 2011 at 11:40 PM

So glad you see our veneer.
Key West Reader on May 10, 2011 at 11:37 PM

What does this mean?

cynccook on May 10, 2011 at 11:38 PM

It means it’s time for the medicine.

pseudoforce on May 10, 2011 at 11:40 PM

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