Sarah Palin: Media overplayed their hand with Gingrich

posted at 6:28 pm on January 19, 2012 by Tina Korbe

In an interview with Sean Hannity on his radio program today, Sarah Palin made no bones about what she thinks of ABC’s decision to air an exclusive interview with Newt Gingrich’s ex-wife in advance of the South Carolina primary:

“The liberal media,” she added, “and some of that GOP holier-than-thou machine overplayed their hand this time.”

Palin said that Gingrich, who she identified this week as the candidate she would vote for in the South Carolina primary if eligible, would ultimately benefit from the media attack.

“I call them ‘dumb arses,’” she said. “They think by trotting out this old Gingrich divorce interview — that’s old news and it does feature this disgruntled ex- that claimed that it would destroy a campaign. All this does is, Sean, is incentivize conservatives and independents who are so sick of the politics of personal destruction because it’s played so selectively by the media.”

“Their target in this case, Newt,” Palin added, “is now going to soar even more because we know the game now and we just won’t put up with it. So you know, good call media. Way to go to covertly hype this, even with Gingrich opponents. For being so brilliant, they sure are dumb.”

Everybody keeps saying this is “old news,” but, for a new generation of voters (who are hopefully paying attention to all of this!), it’s actually not. The timing is off and Marianne Gingrich’s motivation is sketchy — but, if this inspires primary voters who haven’t yet done so to probe Newt Gingrich’s past (personal and political!) and price it into the value of his stock, then so be it. It’s relevant.

Sarah Palin is spot on, though, when she says that conservatives and independents are sick of the politics of personal destruction because it’s played so selectively. As Ed pointed out this morning, it’s maddening that the media is all too willing to revive talk of Gingrich’s past when they ignored John Edwards’ affair, which was going on as he ran for president. Personal integrity matters — and it should matter to both parties. Just because Democrats overlook the dishonorable personal lives of their pols, though, doesn’t mean Republicans have to — and I should still hope that this messy reminder of Gingrich’s past mistakes wouldn’t actually galvanize South Carolinians to vote for him if they wouldn’t have otherwise.


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What’s with all the PDS?

Is this Hot Air or Daily Kos?

myiq2xu on January 20, 2012 at 11:53 AM

What’s with all the PDS?

Is this Hot Air or Daily Kos?

myiq2xu on January 20, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Conflation of arse with ass when used to convey stupidity, shows the speaker’s ignorance of language, lack of awareness of their own limitations, and an egotistical contempt for the audience. Half Governor Palin’s use of the British vulgarism in this context to avoid the acceptable use of ass in order coyly skirt TV sensitivities, is too clever by half. Palin is both a fool and a knaive , and literally does not know her buttocks from a male donkey

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/01/19/palin-dumb-arses-in-media-overplayed-their-hand-with-gingrich/#ixzz1k1G0HRtQ

borntoraisehogs on January 20, 2012 at 12:11 PM

1. follow this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5IWHt4OoNk
2. Click play
3. In your head, substitute the word, “Blucher” for “Palin”
4. Listen to Liberals react.

BRunner on January 20, 2012 at 12:17 PM

borntoraisehogs on January 20, 2012 at 12:11 PM

^^^ Sometimes I think people just have way too much time on their hands.

darwin on January 20, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Conflation of arse with ass when used to convey stupidity, shows the speaker’s ignorance of language, lack of awareness of their own limitations, and an egotistical contempt for the audience.

borntoraisehogs on January 20, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Oh good lord. Is there any other politician whose words are parsed so closely? She said “arse” to avoid saying “ass” on television. BFD. Who cares?

alwaysfiredup on January 20, 2012 at 12:49 PM

“The liberal media,” she added, “and some of that GOP holier-than-thou machine overplayed their hand this time.”Palin said that Gingrich, who she identified this week as the candidate she would vote for in the South Carolina primary if eligible, would ultimately benefit from the media attack.
“I call them ‘dumb arses,’” she said. “They think by trotting out this old Gingrich divorce interview — that’s old news and it does feature this disgruntled ex- that claimed that it would destroy a campaign. All this does is, Sean, is incentivize conservatives and independents who are so sick of the politics of personal destruction because it’s played so selectively by the media.”
“Their target in this case, Newt,” Palin added, “is now going to soar even more because we know the game now and we just won’t put up with it. So you know, good call media. Way to go to covertly hype this, even with Gingrich opponents. For being so brilliant, they sure are dumb.”

So right Sarah! The liberal media and some of that GOP holier-than-thou machine are indeed dumb arses. Ha.

IndeCon on January 20, 2012 at 1:23 PM

They met when Newt had already filed for divorce with the first wife.

haner on January 19, 2012 at 7:51 PM

According to Jackie Gingrich Cushman, who should know as she was present when this all went down, Newt did not ask for the divorce, his first wife did. You can read the article, yourself: http://townhall.com/columnists/jackiegingrichcushman/2011/05/08/setting_the_record_straight

totherightofthem on January 20, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Palin is both a fool and a knaive , and literally does not know her buttocks from a male donkey

borntoraisehogs on January 20, 2012 at 12:11 PM

So, is she a boy servant (knave) or an inexperienced naive person (naif)? For one seeking to school us on the proper use of “arse vs ass” you might want to pay more attention to your own use of language.

totherightofthem on January 20, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Every time Sarah Palin trashes the media a little bell rings in heaven and an angel gets its wings.

Fact.

perries on January 20, 2012 at 2:11 PM

borntoraisehogs on January 20, 2012 at 12:11 PM

You show touching concern over word choice.

perries on January 20, 2012 at 2:19 PM

So, is she a boy servant (knave) or an inexperienced naive person (naif)? For one seeking to school us on the proper use of “arse vs ass” you might want to pay more attention to your own use of language.

totherightofthem on January 20, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Good catch

darwin on January 20, 2012 at 2:21 PM

borntoraisehogs on January 20, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Ha!!!

I watched a show on prison gangs and when they recruited members they would be graded for value

the dumbest of the dumb who cared not about repurcussions were used for singular acts that would earn them life sentences and such

I believe hograiser above fits that category

a throwaway

Sonosam on January 20, 2012 at 3:03 PM

OMG!!! Palin is such an idot. I am so sick of her thinking her opinion matters!! She is not the tea party spokesman!!! I am a conservative GOP …I will sit out this election if Gingrich is the nominee…GOP do you hear me?????? Any gains we made in getting womens votes is gone due to letting this go!!! I do not want a whore as First Lady anymore than I wanted a dumbass bimbo to be Vice President…. Obama wins…. turn off the lights it’s over!!!

charmingtail on January 20, 2012 at 3:21 PM

To what end you ask? To stop Mitt Romney from being the nominee. Are you that slow?

HerneTheHunter on January 20, 2012 at 7:42 AM

You needn’t be so rude, Herne. I understand she doesn’t want Romney to be the nominee. And my answer to the person who claimed she wasn’t endorsing Gingrich, of the three remaining, the only one she’s talking about and supporting is Gingrich. Perhaps you should brush up on your reading comprehension.

greeneyedconservative on January 20, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Unless if that vetting happens to involve Newt Gingrich. Then it’s negative campaigning and disgraceful!

haner on January 19, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Isn’t that the truth!

greeneyedconservative on January 20, 2012 at 4:03 PM

charmingtail on January 20, 2012 at 3:21 PM

If I was near I would give you that slap that you so desperately need

Sonosam on January 20, 2012 at 4:37 PM

I am a conservative GOP

charmingtail on January 20, 2012 at 3:21 PM

And I’m a monkey’s uncle.

the_souse on January 20, 2012 at 5:21 PM

I am a conservative GOP

charmingtail on January 20, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Hehehe…ummm…ok.

mojowt on January 20, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Palin is both a fool and a knaive , and literally does not know her buttocks from a male donkey

Palin is both a fool and a knaive , and literally does not know her buttocks from a male donkey

borntoraisehogs on January 20, 2012 at 12:11 PM

So, is she a boy servant (knave) or an inexperienced naive person (naif)? For one seeking to school us on the proper use of “arse vs ass” you might want to pay more attention to your own use of language.

totherightofthem on January 20, 2012 at 2:08 PM on January 20, 2012 at 12:11 PM

See this is the reason I never call people on their misuse of language on the internet.

+ borntoraisehogs is a dick.

papertiger on January 20, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Sarah flushed herself down the toilet. Two wrongs don’t make a right. So what if the MSM diesn’t examine the character if left wing candidates. Our nation cannot afford that 50% evil and she wants to double it to 100% evil. She lost me this week. She is trailer trash.

aloysiusmiller on January 21, 2012 at 12:14 AM

She screwed up by not running. That is her only real fault. These comments prove it.

platypus on January 19, 2012 at 6:32 PM

She sure would have steamrolled these clowns. And to think that Perry’s entry to the race was what probably caused her to sit it out.

fiatboomer on January 19, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Naw, It was that full scale attack by the GOP establishment; starting with Rove then Coulter, Ingraham, Wills,Noonan, Parkewr and then the unexplainable , Dick Cheney, all roolled up together in a systematic parade of , she’s not ready. They feared her way bwack when Mccain’s crowd tried to take her popularity down (she bought those expensie clothes etc -lies-) after he blew the last election by not attacking the most vulnerable man ever to run for the office.
Sarah just toyed with the media and beat them -Perry she kne was easy to take on.

She was ready to enter until her party stabbed her in the back. That cost them this voter permenantly!

Don L on January 21, 2012 at 7:33 AM

She lost me this week. She is trailer trash.

aloysiusmiller on January 21, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Just so you know, people have been banned for that in the past.

There are better ways to express yourself than that, at least if you want to be taken remotely seriously.

DrAllecon on January 21, 2012 at 6:55 PM

apparently Christie ignored her ‘panties in a wad’ entirely, and basically snubbed; when asked about it the next day, he said said “I don’t have any comment about Sarah Palin,” Christie said. “At all.”

jimver on January 25, 2012 at 2:47 AM

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