“Fair to say Palin has been used sparingly on ‘Today’”

posted at 11:05 am on April 3, 2012 by Tina Korbe

As planned, Sarah Palin made her debut today as a member of “the lamestream media” — and, boy, was that phrase ever repeated by both SP and Matt Lauer throughout the morning! She first joined Lauer in the 7 a.m. hour for a brief interview to discuss the GOP presidential race. The Sarah Palin who verbally jousted with Mr. Lauer wasn’t the same relaxed Sarah Palin who appears regularly on “Hannity.” Her antagonism toward the MSM was evident — and, at least once, articulated — in the interview.

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She displayed notable message discipline, though. Despite Lauer’s repeated attempts to express disappointment in Romney, Palin cleaved to the essential thing: Any of the GOP contenders would be better than Obama.

In the 8 a.m. hour, she joined Lauer and Ann Curry as an actual co-host of the show. She first appeared reading a newspaper, with a stack of newspapers behind her — a cheeky way to confirm that her appearance on NBC’s “Today” was intended to be a direct challenge to Katie Couric, who is guest-hosting ABC’s “Good Morning America” this week.

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For the rest of the hour, she appeared in a variety of segments, chatting it up with the other co-hosts and guests like … Tori Spelling, who asked SP pointblank whether she plans to have more children. The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy live-blogged the show and captured several of Palin’s wittiest one-liners. (My favorite came at the end, when Al Roker mentioned hibachi cooking. “Let’s put some moose and caribou on the grill!” Palin quipped.) By the end of the show, she seemed far more at ease and Lauer seemed a little less patronizing.

Still, as Speakeasy noted, it’s “fair to say that Palin has been used sparingly on ‘Today.’” When the TV ratings come out this evening, we’ll see whether Palin earned bragging rights. Given that both “Matt Lauer” and “Sarah Palin” were trending topics on Twitter this morning, I bet she did, but, either way, she did more for “Today” than “Today” did for her. She no doubt inspired her considerable following to flip to NBC this morning, while NBC did little to give Palin a true platform. She was given the opportunity to make only a few minor remarks and had to fit her opinions to a relatively substance-less show. If NBC wants to see what she could really do, they should give her her own hour.


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thatsafactjack on April 3, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Palin isn’t done with politics yet not by a long shot. but she does need to earn a living for the next couple of years. I can’t think of a better way than beringing the conservative message to the people through mainstream programs and shows. Her SPAK was a very good show.

unseen on April 3, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Deanna on April 3, 2012 at 1:05 PM

What is your expertise in wiriing an opinion of Tina?

See, thats not the point – what is the point – you expressed something I also did – an opinion of a writer here on HA.

Its really that simple. I am a user of HA, i.e. a customer. As are you – and trust me – they pay salaries over there based on said customers page views via advertising CPM or PPC models. The criteria of being a customer (registered user) – is a TOA, of which I have not violated.

Why am I hearing “put one foot in front of the other” in my head right now?

Odie1941 on April 3, 2012 at 1:32 PM

I told you guys yesterday this would happen.

And, you actually thought Palin was going to go on the Today show and just rant for two hours. Hilarious.

Palin did say this, though….

And, you know, I would warn voters to never put their faith wholly in an individual, in a politician, because a politician will disappoint you.

Yep.

Palin isn’t done with politics yet not by a long shot.

She will never hold another office. Ever.

Moesart on April 3, 2012 at 1:34 PM

like substance not carfully tailored remarks saying what i want to hear. but honest, real substance and honesty. If I want to lied too I’ll hire a hooker.

unseen on April 3, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Bingo. I have not seen a politician in years with her consistency.
She has always held her values, beliefs, etc. the same.
I ask people all the time, name me one other politician in
America (JUST ONE!) who went after members of their own party
for corruption?? Search far and wide AMERICA, you will not find one!

ToddPA on April 3, 2012 at 1:34 PM

She will never hold another office. Ever.

Moesart on April 3, 2012 at 1:34 PM

ROFL. your nightmare will happen.

unseen on April 3, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Search far and wide AMERICA, you will not find one!

ToddPA on April 3, 2012 at 1:34 PM

most politicans don’t even know what corruption is anymore. they se eit as just playing the game.

unseen on April 3, 2012 at 1:37 PM

She will never hold another office. Ever.

Moesart on April 3, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Another poster throwing a 5 year old temper tantrum…

ToddPA on April 3, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Moesart on April 3, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Mittwit seems nervous…LOL

idesign on April 3, 2012 at 1:39 PM

She Romney will never hold another office. Ever.

Moesart on April 3, 2012 at 1:34 PM

At least according to current polling…

Buckshot Bill on April 3, 2012 at 1:40 PM

LOL. Arnold Schwarzenegger was a governor, as was Jesse Ventura. Al Franken is a senator. Alec Baldwin keeps making noises about running for something in New England. Media personalities do cross over to politics. Palin, an erstwhile politician, is presently a media figure. The cross back would be pretty simple.

alwaysfiredup on April 3, 2012 at 1:42 PM

We don’t watch the putrid broadcast network television talk/news on the ‘Big 3′ networks. Ever. They all stink. They’re all a massive part of what ails this country and they do nothing else but broadcast contrived drivel and libtard agitprop. They disgust me. Their hosts disgust me even more.

Not even Sarah Palin could entice me to watch NBC… or CBS and ABC. No way. No how. Nobody could… except George Dubya. Heck, I’d even watch cable network MSNBC if Dubya had a show.

FlatFoot on April 3, 2012 at 1:44 PM

alwaysfiredup on April 3, 2012 at 1:42 PM

You forgot another name, pretty big name actually… :)

Buckshot Bill on April 3, 2012 at 1:45 PM

This is situation is temporary. Palin is going to be around for a very long time. She’s just too interesting to ignore.
alwaysfiredup on April 3, 2012 at 1:31 PM

This is a rather gigantic point about her influence and success. There are no other conservatives in the national spotlight with her credentials, big personality and connection to the base. If or when someone like that comes along, the spotlight will be moved of her and the libs will train their sights on that person….so to speak. Though, I don’t see anyone like that coming down the pike. It’s a pretty rare phenomenon actually.

Dongemaharu on April 3, 2012 at 1:45 PM

The point is that I think Palin’s days as a politician are over and the rest of her career will be dedicated to appearing in the media as an ‘analyst’ or a quasi-political personality on shows similar to “Today”.

As for the suggestion that she should have an hour show of her own, I think many of us can live without yet another talk show. Palin’s interest to me was purely as a politician. Now that she’s abandoned that position, to take up one as a media personality and become yet another talking head, I’ve very little interest in anything she might have to say.

thatsafactjack on April 3, 2012 at 1:25 PM

It depends on the quality of the show , media is politics. What better way to stay in contact with voters.

the_nile on April 3, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Matt Lauer asked Sarah Palin this morning if Mitt Romney should choose a running mate with more experience than she had in 2008. Her response:

Well, you know, I would put up my record as a CEO of a city, of a state, as an oil and gas regulator, up against any of the other potential GOP vice presidential nominees last go-around. So you know, I’m proud to stand on my record as a private sector and a public servant CEO. I would say it doesn’t matter if that person has national level experience or not, they’re going to get clobbered by the “lamestream” media who does not like conservative message. And it doesn’t matter if that person has been a known commodity to the mainstream, lamestream media or not, the GOP ticket, to tell you the truth Matt, doesn’t know what’s coming. They don’t know what’s going to hit them in terms of double standards applied to them and the positions that they hold and the records that they are running on, from personal family issues to anything else.

RomBots are fools for dissing her instead of listening to her warning. She’s absolutely right.

alwaysfiredup on April 3, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Palin, an erstwhile politician, is presently a media figure. The cross back would be pretty simple.

alwaysfiredup on April 3, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Yup.

the_nile on April 3, 2012 at 1:47 PM

You forgot another name, pretty big name actually… :)

Buckshot Bill on April 3, 2012 at 1:45 PM

…Sonny Bono? I’m at a loss.

alwaysfiredup on April 3, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Buckshot Bill on April 3, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Fred Thompson?

alwaysfiredup on April 3, 2012 at 1:50 PM

You forgot another name, pretty big name actually… :)

Buckshot Bill on April 3, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Must be Reagan.

22044 on April 3, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Why am I hearing “put one foot in front of the other” in my head right now?

Odie1941 on April 3, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Santa Claus is Coming to Town, circa 1969…
..the Winter Warlock. HA!

ToddPA on April 3, 2012 at 1:50 PM

You forgot another name, pretty big name actually… :)

Buckshot Bill on April 3, 2012 at 1:45 PM

But Reagan didn’t make his name as an actor like Arnold.

the_nile on April 3, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Palin’s positive attitude must be made of titanium. She is unsinkable and finds a way to say something worthwhile amid the nothingness that is morning TV. The next segment featured Palin and Ann Curry two-hosting actress and author Tori Spelling. The segment consisted of typical Today fluff, a star’s book about parenting or some such along with party snack suggestions. Palin, though, turned the vapid segment into a brief salute to motherhood, congratulating Spelling for her growing family (she is pregnant with her and her husband’s fourth) and for her success in media. Spelling seemed to be genuinely touched by Palin’s praise.

The governor’s next appearance came in another segment about parenting, this one centering on dealing with teenage daughters. The two guests were authors of parenting books, and in typical network booking tactics, one of the two was also a gorgeous blond. But Palin took over the segment after a couple of typically bland rounds of questions from Curry, whose lack of personality has long left me wondering how she ended up owning such prime media real estate as the Today set. Palin’s experience raising kids allowed her to relate immediately to both authors. Curry spent much of the segment on the fringe of the conversation, and had to stop the ongoing conversation to get to the next network break.

All in all, Palin put in a more than solid performance. She never seemed to be on the defensive, never seemed put out by any of the subtle and overt hostility around her, and was never shy about advancing conservatives and conservatism. During the segment on Oprah’s flailing network, for instance, while lauding Winfrey’s entrepreneurial spirit and her honesty in admitting mistakes, Palin said that she hoped the network would succeed and that Winfrey would get some conservative shows on. Deutsch lamely jumped in and said Oprah should hire liberals, but no one on the set even paid attention to him. With good reason, too, since Deutsch’s own show is little watched, and Winfrey has already tried liberals like Rosie O’Donnell, and has already failed with them. Going to the middle or right would at least be a creative choice for Winfrey to consider. Palin’s advice was thus an advancement of conservatism and practical advice for Winfrey to turn her flailing network around. One only needs to look at the failure of Air America, the struggles of leftward tilting MSNBC, the dominance of Fox News Channel and conservatives in talk radio to see that Palin knows what she’s talking about, purely from a programming perspective.

Palin was quick witted, informed, personable, and beautiful guest hosting Today. She looked like she belonged there and brought a different energy to the show. Once she was gone, Today quickly returned to its blandly liberal self. Whoever came up with the idea of having her guest host deserves credit for thinking creatively and boldly to bring her in. It was a good show all around.

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/04/03/sarah-palin-guest-hosts-today-probably-not-for-the-last-time/?singlepage=true

unseen on April 3, 2012 at 1:51 PM

alwaysfiredup on April 3, 2012 at 1:42 PM

You forgot another name, pretty big name actually… :)

Buckshot Bill on April 3, 2012 at 1:45 PM

CHARLIE CHRIST!!!!!

ToddPA on April 3, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Put one foot in front of the other

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9jeh4mA5us

22044 on April 3, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Must be Reagan.

22044 on April 3, 2012 at 1:50 PM

LOL, cannot believe I forgot that!

alwaysfiredup on April 3, 2012 at 1:52 PM

unseen on April 3, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Nice.

alwaysfiredup on April 3, 2012 at 1:56 PM

The Ratings – BELONG to Sarah Palin.

No matter HOW the Mittbots and CREEPS with PDS spin this:

SARAH PALIN just went on “The Today” show and gave THEM and Matt Lauer a BIG WIN!

The Today Show and/or Matt Lauer did not CREATE the “Win” – Sarah Palin DID!

Sarah Palin just DEMONSTRATED the POWER to make sure Matt Lauer and The Today Show staff – continue getting PAID!!

Sarah Palin signed their PAYCHECKS today!

Everyone SAW this – and now The Today Show, Matt Lauer and The Terrorist Mainstream Media OWE Sarah Palin!!

It will be FUN watching them try to “cover this up” AND watching her COLLECT.

THEY won’t have much success with a “cover up” – too many people SAW IT!!

williamg on April 3, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Sarah’s going right to the heart of the beast

We don’t watch this shit but the lemmings do and anything that provokes an original thought is good

p.s. the lefties on this thread are as idiotic as they always are. Spit nails, you plankton. She doesn’t even bother to shoot you. You’re not worth her ammo.
Schadenfreude on April 3, 2012 at 11:42 AM

SP would just pop off their heads like you would to a dove…..

A small, stunted dove

Sonosam on April 3, 2012 at 1:56 PM

those that underestimate this woman get owned:

Within about 15 minutes, Lauer’s attitude seemed to change. Palin joined Lauer and three other Today regulars, Star Jones, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, and Donny Deutsch, for a round of pop culture gab. Palin lauded Oprah Winfrey for living the American dream in establishing her OWN network, which is struggling to attract an audience on cable. Palin also defended Jessica Simpson, whose pregnancy-related weight gain has generated tabloid and online derision. Jones found herself alone criticizing Simpson for putting herself on magazine covers, while Palin and Snyderman defended her. Snyderman did offer that Simpson has gained too much weight, and should work to lose it as soon as possible after her child is born. Deutsch contributed little beyond snide one-liners and politically correct hostility toward Palin. He tried putting Palin on the spot about the “negativity” in politics, but Palin deftly turned the jab around to zap Bill Maher. Deutsch, who hosts his own poorly watched cable show, quickly surrendered.

Lauer found himself agreeing with Palin more often than not and seemed to warm up to her, but caught himself and offered her a condescending “Good job!” toward the end of the segment.

unseen on April 3, 2012 at 1:57 PM

That gaggle of “C” average journalist majors are scared to death of Palin.

rplat on April 3, 2012 at 1:58 PM

ToddPA on April 3, 2012 at 1:50 PM

22044 on April 3, 2012 at 1:52 PM

You both have earned 1 free beer on me.

Odie1941 on April 3, 2012 at 1:58 PM

It’s not unlike Katniss’s meeting with Flickerman, to keep a current
cultural reference.

narciso on April 3, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Not even Sarah Palin could entice me to watch NBC… or CBS and ABC. No way. No how. Nobody could… except George Dubya. Heck, I’d even watch cable network MSNBC if Dubya had a show.

FlatFoot on April 3, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Dubya / Palin. Primetime.

You know you can’t resist.

BKennedy on April 3, 2012 at 2:01 PM

I know with Ed and Allah at least I will get some analyis. tina i will get fluff.

unseen on April 3, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Hmmm…well maybe Ed, but AP does some less than stellar analysis once in a while and simply posts to run up the hits. JMO But I never thought of HA as the place for the best analysis, more just interesting conversation. And I think Tina has her own style of analysis and a different perspective. Not necessarily better or worse, no such thing on these kinds of sites, just different. So it really is a matter of preference.

Deanna on April 3, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Gotta really disagree with your analysis of Ed, Allah, and HA in general, Deanna.

First, HA articles are read by many in Congress and often quoted by both Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin. In fact, Rush often reads articles from the Green Room as well. Hardly a lightweight league in that regard.

Second, Ed is an amazing pundit and journalist and radio personality, juggling so many different aspects and traveling far and wide, on top of being a devoted family man, that I don’t know where he even finds enough hours in the day to do all this PLUS read everything and watch and listen to other shows in order to do research and keep on top of it all.

But Allah you’ve got totally wrongo, m’dear. Allah revels in playing the Devil’s Advocate on most topics to intentionally get the rest of us stirred up so that we’ll actually rub a few of our ‘little grey cells” together and think things through more thoroughly, often from a completely different perspective that we’d not previously considered. And when some of the regulars, who Allah recognizes for their well thought out comments, seem to be losing interest or to be getting complacent, Allah will post something intended to nudge them into some serious fun.

The only problem is that the new owners, Salem, want traffic traffic traffic, which inevitably (as we’ve all noticed with dismay from the last “sign-up” period) opens the door for the libs and trolls whose only goal is to discourage the regulars and run them off just because HA -is- so popular for us conservative types and overall pretty influential. When the libs can’t compete in the arena of ideas, as Rush Limbaugh often says, their goal is to destroy the target before any more undermining of the libs’ and progressives’ goals transpires.

I’m rather discouraged myself after this last sign-up. It would seem that some of the newbies have developed a clique, and they often dominate the comments section with their back and forth banter, ignoring any serious comments intended for healthy debate, and overwhelming the threads with their casual banter, making it much more of a chore to week through all the comments to engage in more meaningful debate.

Yet slowly but surely the trolls are being weeded out thanks to Allah mostly, but Tina and Ed and Jazz are on top of things as well. And hopefully some of the regulars who many of us sorely miss will come back and try again as things shake out. :)

KendraWilder on April 3, 2012 at 2:02 PM

…Sonny Bono? I’m at a loss.

alwaysfiredup on April 3, 2012 at 1:48 PM

The guy in Troll? Who got turned into a tree?

Buckshot Bill on April 3, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Moesart on April 3, 2012 at 1:34 PM,
I bet Sarah Palin has a better chance of being elected to another office than Mitt Romney. Romney is in his mid 60′s while Palin is in her 40′s. I bet Palin has a shot. Your man Romney is Done! You hear me Romneybots! Mittens is done. You Schmucks View Palin as More of the Enemy than Obama. You are F–cked in the Head, All of You Romneybots and GOPE hacks like Tina Korbe.

CoolChange80 on April 3, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Odie1941 on April 3, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Thanks – mmmm….free beer.

22044 on April 3, 2012 at 2:03 PM

It’s not unlike Katniss’s meeting with Flickerman, to keep a current
cultural reference.

narciso on April 3, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Flickerman?

I read the book, but enlighten me…:)

idesign on April 3, 2012 at 2:04 PM

So compare Palin’s tour de force with Chelsea Clinton’s talking-head debut:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAq06JmGViw

No contest.

alwaysfiredup on April 3, 2012 at 2:05 PM

idesign on April 3, 2012 at 2:04 PM

He’s the guy who interviews the Tributes on television prior to the Games.

alwaysfiredup on April 3, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Romneybots and GOPE asslicks at Hotgas view Palin as more of the enemy than Obama. That is because they are all F–cked in the head.

CoolChange80 on April 3, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Palin isn’t done with politics yet not by a long shot. but she does need to earn a living for the next couple of years. I can’t think of a better way than beringing the conservative message to the people through mainstream programs and shows. Her SPAK was a very good show.

unseen on April 3, 2012 at 1:32 PM

+1. That Moesart clown is willfully blind.

SparkPlug on April 3, 2012 at 2:07 PM

alwaysfiredup on April 3, 2012 at 2:05 PM

yeah. I forgot about that.

SparkPlug on April 3, 2012 at 2:08 PM

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/04/03/sarah-palin-guest-hosts-today-probably-not-for-the-last-time/?singlepage=true

unseen on April 3, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Wow, great write up. And ya think Tori Spelling isn’t surrounded with liberal friends? They’ll all go up to her later and say, “OMG, you had to talk to Sarah Palin. That must have been horrendous!” And she’ll say, “Actually, she wasn’t so bad.” Two mothers connected and shared their common experiences. Nothing to take lightly. Palin praised her and treated her with respect.

Dongemaharu on April 3, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Sarah Palin is Greatness and that scares the Romneybots and the Establishment that they don’t have anybody that lights up a room and commands the stage like Sarah Palin.

CoolChange80 on April 3, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Romneybots and GOPE asslicks at Hotgas view Palin as more of the enemy than Obama. That is because they are all F–cked in the head.

CoolChange80 on April 3, 2012 at 2:06 PM

I wouldn’t put it do strongly but teh RINOS and Mittwitts and GOPs attack and hate Palin more than Obama.

Its nutty.

SparkPlug on April 3, 2012 at 2:10 PM

No contest.

alwaysfiredup on April 3, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Now that wasn’t fair…:)

I’d compare Bristol to Chelsea, and a Palin would still win hands down.

idesign on April 3, 2012 at 2:10 PM

That is one heII of a woman right there. Palin !

Bmore on April 3, 2012 at 2:12 PM

just rewatched the interview with Matt and Palin. Palin didn’t buy into the meme like Mitt has that the economy is getting better. Said gas was a $1.80 when Obama took office. Said less jobs today then when he took office. said gov spending 3 million a minute. which can’t last. She hit Obama on his failed socialist programs. She brought the facts and didn’t fall for the LSM talking pointsabout a great economy. Mitt should take lessons

unseen on April 3, 2012 at 2:12 PM

He’s the guy who interviews the Tributes on television prior to the Games.

alwaysfiredup on April 3, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Forgot the name..:)

idesign on April 3, 2012 at 2:13 PM

You both have earned 1 free beer on me.

Odie1941 on April 3, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Stay thirsty my friend!!

ToddPA on April 3, 2012 at 2:13 PM

She is confident in what she believes, and is willing to express it,
she has said including today ‘not to put your faith in politicians’
can you imagine anyone else saying that,

narciso on April 3, 2012 at 2:13 PM

I don’t have a TV-but even if Jindal or Perry had been on it…I STILL wouldn’t have watched.
I’m not a ‘Today Show’ type of chicky.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 3, 2012 at 11:11 AM

But would you watch if they were talking about SPIDERS and SHARKS?

What if Neil Cavuto was naked on the show?

SparkPlug on April 3, 2012 at 2:13 PM

btw:

anyone with netflix can catch the entire SPAK show on there and I think undefeated.

unseen on April 3, 2012 at 2:13 PM

That is one heII of a woman right there. Palin !

Bmore on April 3, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Yes indeed. That haters just keep hatin on Palin and in the end will turn into a dried Pruney.

SparkPlug on April 3, 2012 at 2:14 PM

SparkPlug on April 3, 2012 at 2:10 PM,
The Establishment and the Mittwits think we are going to ride in to the rescue and put Romney in the White House after they spend years dumping on our people conservatives. Conservatives should either go third party until Romney steps aside or let Mitt Romney hang. Romney/Ryan looks a lot like Dole/Kemp. I say give me Palin/West

CoolChange80 on April 3, 2012 at 2:15 PM

“Fair to say Palin has been used sparingly on ‘Today’”

POSTED AT 11:05 AM ON APRIL 3, 2012 BY TINA KORBE

used sparingly?

SparkPlug on April 3, 2012 at 2:16 PM

CoolChange80 on April 3, 2012 at 2:15 PM

I’m leaving the top of the ticket blank but I will get out to vote to ensure the gop as the house and/or senate

unseen on April 3, 2012 at 2:16 PM

If mitt were smart he would hire this woman as his spokeswoman and then just hide under his desk until Nov

unseen on April 3, 2012 at 2:18 PM

O/T Media Bias Alert:

Our Unbiased Media: Headlines Proclaim Ann Romney Connection To “Sex-Traffickin

This is why more conservatives are needed in the media.

Gladtobehere on April 3, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Romney was on the today show. He must not be serious, whatever that means.

I calls em as I sees em and that is how I sees em. Perry wrote a book to make money on the campaign trail. He was in it for cash.

SparkPlug on April 3, 2012 at 2:20 PM

SparkPlug on April 3, 2012 at 2:10 PM,

The Establishment and the Mittwits think we are going to ride in to the rescue and put Romney in the White House after they spend years dumping on our people conservatives. Conservatives should either go third party until Romney steps aside or let Mitt Romney hang. Romney/Ryan looks a lot like Dole/Kemp. I say give me Palin/West

CoolChange80 on April 3, 2012 at 2:15 PM

I kinda feel the same way but will grudgingly vote for Mitt or NOT. hehe.

SparkPlug on April 3, 2012 at 2:22 PM

If mitt were smart he would hire this woman as his spokeswoman and then just hide under his desk until Nov

unseen on April 3, 2012 at 2:18 PM

LOL* Hide under his desk with an Etch-A-Sketch.

Mitt was on the today show. He isn’t serious and can’t be president because he was on the today show. LOL*

SparkPlug on April 3, 2012 at 2:23 PM

I wonder if Pruney Dani will have anything to say about what Sarah was wearing. Should be fun.

I calls em as I sees em.

SparkPlug on April 3, 2012 at 2:24 PM

To Tina Korbe- Here is a Message from some of my Compadres. You are an envious, jealous witch that is not very good at your job. It’s like you, Tina Korbe are an agent who infiltrated from the left in order to make the blog as inconsequential as possible. I would add that you are basically talentless hack unworthy of making a living as a blogger or writer of any kind.Since Tina Korbe has come to Hotgas this website has gone downhill.

CoolChange80 on April 3, 2012 at 2:25 PM

SparkPlug on April 3, 2012 at 2:22 PM

The Romneybots and the Morons in the GOPE are going to find it very hard to win anything after alienating most of the conservatives in America.

CoolChange80 on April 3, 2012 at 2:26 PM

I am waiting for Allah’s take on the event. Should be insightful as always and Ed too.

SparkPlug on April 3, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Just a little fuel for all the folks who don’t seem to understand what is great about her. Many of us knew of her well before this. This only helped to confirm our suspicions of her greatness. Take the time to really watch and remember.

Bmore on April 3, 2012 at 2:30 PM

She did great.

John the Libertarian on April 3, 2012 at 2:30 PM

If NBC Fox News wants to see what she could really do, they should give her her own hour.

FIFY

DannoJyd on April 3, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Pray for our Ft Worth/Dallas folks… tornado alerts everywhere 200 square miles…

Odie1941 on April 3, 2012 at 2:35 PM

To Tina Korbe- Here is a Message from some of my Compadres. You are an envious, jealous witch that is not very good at your job. It’s like you, Tina Korbe are an agent who infiltrated from the left in order to make the blog as inconsequential as possible. I would add that you are basically talentless hack unworthy of making a living as a blogger or writer of any kind.Since Tina Korbe has come to Hotgas this website has gone downhill.

CoolChange80 on April 3, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Might want to consider Decaf

Bitter Clinger on April 3, 2012 at 2:35 PM

It’s as if they really, really want conservatives to not support Romney.

Buckshot Bill on April 3, 2012 at 1:08 PM

If people call me an azz wipe and a lying scum fascist on a daily basis and tell me to lick up Romney’s diarrhea I don’t care if they support him. Why should I?

All this complaining about Romney supporters amounts to “Those evil Nazis are calling me names. How dare they!”

It’s a severe case of cognitive dissonance.

Gelsomina on April 3, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Bmore on April 3, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Good one. Nice Flashback.

SparkPlug on April 3, 2012 at 2:36 PM

You know nothing more than epitomizes the divided ranks I see within (what passes for) conservatism than this thread.
When I first heard of Palin pre-Veep vetting, I thought, “What a ballsy chick”.
Now looking back at my first impressions of Romney and it was, “Wow, what a chick”.

OkieDoc on April 3, 2012 at 2:37 PM

CoolChange80 on April 3, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Might want to consider Decaf

Bitter Clinger on April 3, 2012 at 2:35 PM

+1. You’re a little overboard today CC.

alwaysfiredup on April 3, 2012 at 2:40 PM

All this complaining about Romney supporters amounts to “Those evil Nazis are calling me names. How dare they!”

It’s a severe case of cognitive dissonance.

Gelsomina on April 3, 2012 at 2:35 PM

I’m called an Obamabot on a daily basis for writing in Palin in November. When did I call Romney supporters Nazis? The Nazis supported animal right’s legislation. Romney obviously doesn’t.

Buckshot Bill on April 3, 2012 at 2:40 PM

If people call me an azz wipe and a lying scum fascist on a daily basis and tell me to lick up Romney’s diarrhea I don’t care if they support him. Why should I?

Ummm, you could tone it back a tad….my lunch is rumbling….

ToddPA on April 3, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Palin is a force of nature that the MSM, Dems and elite GOP cannot control….ever!
Her Today show hosting was great and shows the human side of a person who has been maligned unfairly.
Palin has a great future.
BTW…Mitt would be smart to try to win this woman over. But Mitt’s not smart.

RWRFAN on April 3, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Palin is a force of nature that the MSM, Dems and elite GOP cannot control….ever!
Her Today show hosting was great and shows the human side of a person who has been maligned unfairly.
Palin has a great future.
BTW…Mitt would be smart to try to win this woman over. But Mitt’s not smart.

RWRFAN on April 3, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Hi. Good one. Never seen you post before. welcome.

SparkPlug on April 3, 2012 at 2:45 PM

I’m leaving the top of the ticket blank but I will get out to vote to ensure the gop as the house and/or senate

unseen on April 3, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Dittoes, unless something drastic changes our choices.

Real Americans DO NOT VOTE for Liberal, Sketchy RINO’s, or for any liberal. If 0bama wins a second term the blame falls squarely on those that voted him into office the first time around, and the FACT that many of them are RonMe supporters today remains relevant.

DannoJyd on April 3, 2012 at 2:46 PM

She was given the opportunity to make only a few minor remarks and had to fit her opinions to a relatively substance-less show.

Well, it was just the Today show. Very visible, but not very deep. You can only expect so much.

tom on April 3, 2012 at 2:48 PM

CoolChange80 on April 3, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Is it a woman hating woman thing, is it her blond hair, her smile, being in a beauty pageant … is it a man hating woman thing … her religiously-based pro-life stance … I can’t figure out CC’s angle on his/her attitude towards Tina. Tina’s primarily a tireless reporter, with the bias you’d expect from a thoughtful conservative, which is next to nothing.

To me, the gender of a reporter has a huge influence on his/her writing. I need to know the gender of the author of anything that even smells of opinion. Ed is male, Tina is female, AP is … male, I think. I read her stuff differently than Ed’s or AP’s. Not good, bad, better, or worse. Different. Men and women are different. Tina is no Meghan McCain. Or I should say … I mean vice versa.

Paul-Cincy on April 3, 2012 at 2:50 PM

DannoJyd on April 3, 2012 at 2:46 PM

That could be a real deal where the number of votes cast in Congressional races far exceeds those for President.
Ever happen before?

OkieDoc on April 3, 2012 at 2:51 PM

BTW…Mitt would be smart to try to win this woman over. But Mitt’s not smart.

RWRFAN on April 3, 2012 at 2:43 PM

agreed on both points

Mitt makes a bag of rocks look smart in comparision

unseen on April 3, 2012 at 2:51 PM

alwaysfiredup on April 3, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Not overboard. I actually held back a bit, because Tina is a hack in training. Hotair actually needs a Conservative. Tina Korbe almost makes me long the tired antics of Allahpundit.

CoolChange80 on April 3, 2012 at 2:53 PM

The Conservative movement desperately needs the equivalent of Oprah, a popular, charismatic person with broad appeal. Oprah probably did more than any single person to get Obama elected. Sarah Palin could bring a major conservative presence to the media. She could have more power in that role than any other position than President of the United States . She could do it longer as there are no term limits involved and she could make more money as a media figure than as an elected official. Given the difficulties she would face in getting elected, she could probably do more for the future of the United States as a major media figure than running for office.

talkingpoints on April 3, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Ever happen before?

OkieDoc on April 3, 2012 at 2:51 PM

If it did happen before I’ve got no knowledge of it, but with the LIEberal press being what it is I’m certain they would bury such facts since it doesn’t fit in with their religious views.

DannoJyd on April 3, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Given the difficulties she would face in getting elected, she could probably do more for the future of the United States as a major media figure than running for office.

talkingpoints on April 3, 2012 at 2:57 PM

no she couldn’t. and in case you missed her on nbc this morning, she hasn’t excluded herself from the picture……just yet.

renalin on April 3, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Ever happen before?

OkieDoc on April 3, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Your question remains so relevant that I did remember one thing.

Both the GOP and the Liberal Democrats claim that third party candidates ALWAYS hurts the GOP candidate for POTUS. Perhaps when the GOP forces their lousy candidates on us [as they did with McLame and now Sketchy] We The People cast our vote against both liberals?

I wonder who will take the blame for losing this time now that they do not have Sarah to kick around.

DannoJyd on April 3, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Just watched the interview again. I have to say, despite Lauer firing questions at her as if she was a hostile witness, she was impressive.

I really liked her answer regarding a VP with more national exposure.

She didn’t pull any punches and found it very interesting that urged the eventual nominee not to go with the “establishment” choice and find someone who could push for sudden and relentless reform.

hmmm, someone who could push for sudden and relentless reform.

But who?
Who has that record?
Maybe Palin has a suggestion.

WisRich on April 3, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Let me guess………. Half of the comments are rabid-Palin hate and the other are rabid-Palin hate-hate?

ThePrez on April 3, 2012 at 3:06 PM

DannoJyd on April 3, 2012 at 3:04 PM

1980 Anderson helped Reagan and hurt Carter.

unseen on April 3, 2012 at 3:10 PM

ThePrez on April 3, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Don’t forget the cookies, we have that too.

alwaysfiredup on April 3, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Palin isn’t done with politics yet not by a long shot.

unseen on April 3, 2012 at 1:32 PM

It politics (elected) that is done with Palin. When she bailed on the Alaskans who elected her, her career was effectively over. She’s more suited to advancing the conservative message from ‘the outside’ anyway.

Go RBNY on April 3, 2012 at 3:12 PM

talkingpoints on April 3, 2012 at 2:57 PM

liberals and moderates control the airwaves and who gets on and who stays on. all the owners of the TV airwaves are liberlas or liberal leaning. they will not put on a conservative and when someone like Beck appears who the left doesn’t like those owners bow to the liberals and moderates and remove them from the airwaves.

unseen on April 3, 2012 at 3:13 PM

unseen on April 3, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Thanks for the link. Excellent column. No byline given, though. You know whose it was?

wolfsDad on April 3, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Yet slowly but surely the trolls are being weeded out thanks to Allah mostly, but Tina and Ed and Jazz are on top of things as well. And hopefully some of the regulars who many of us sorely miss will come back and try again as things shake out. :)

KendraWilder on April 3, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Not fast enough…but it has gotten so bad that some of us honestly miss the old trolls…

lovingmyUSA on April 3, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Go RBNY on April 3, 2012 at 3:12 PM

ROFL. 5 months ago she was considered a serious contender for the nomination. That was after “she bailed” btw. If she decided to run instead of not run she would be battling today for the nomination against Mitt. which pretty much refuts your arguement.

unseen on April 3, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Thanks for the link. Excellent column. No byline given, though. You know whose it was?

wolfsDad on April 3, 2012 at 3:14 PM

nope just PJ media from what I could see

unseen on April 3, 2012 at 3:17 PM

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