Scarborough: Why on earth wouldn’t you let Palin speak at the convention?

posted at 7:01 pm on August 7, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via the Daily Caller, I couldn’t agree more. What possible reason is there to exclude her? She’s the reining vice presidential nominee; she gives a hell of a speech; she’s on a major roll in helping tea-party candidates win their Senate primaries; and she has a passionate base that’s lukewarm at best about Romney. If Team Mitt can find a slot for Rand Paul in the interest of keeping Paul fans inside the tent, they can find one for Palin in the interest of keeping her supporters inside. The only argument I can think of for why they might be lukewarm about her is that putting her back in the convention spotlight will further raise her profile, which might come back to bite Romney if Palin emerges as a major critic of his from the right during his first term. But that’s likely to happen anyway if he governs from the center, and she’s already sufficiently famous that the convention spotlight won’t do anything, really, to add to her platform. He’s better off making nice and showing her some respect. It’ll make conservatives happy and won’t alienate anyone except the most Frum-ian Palin critics. Seems like an easy call to me.


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lester on August 7, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Nothing can top Biden and The Socialist. They are a laugh riot.

Cindy Munford on August 7, 2012 at 7:56 PM

She will eviscerate Obama in a barn burner of a speech. Which made McCain speech look and sound kind of anticlimactic.

I think Romney’s handlers (not Romney himself) are afraid of this.

portlandon on August 7, 2012 at 7:20 PM

I will go with this theory. She would blow the roof off-as usual.

Sarah doesn’t need to “speak” at the Convention.

She Owns it.

Key West Reader on August 7, 2012 at 7:35 PM

True that Key. Blessings to you. In Fl here if you ever need anything.

Buy Danish…lol…agreed.

bazil9 on August 7, 2012 at 7:56 PM

You obviously feel comfortable denigrating someone you don’t know personally, in a demeaning and misogynistic manner. I don’t, but your comment sounds like that of a bully and a coward.

ncjetsfan on August 7, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Well, Bachmann enjoys calling people she doesn’t know traitors and terrorists. She even does that from a public office addressed to a national audience.

I so hope she gets sued and would have to present her as of yet invisible “evidence” in court.

lester on August 7, 2012 at 7:56 PM

That would make my day. I miss her very long stand up act with McCain. They’d make an even better duo with Romney.

lester on August 7, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Hey Lestord,

I am wondering who your entertainment manager is there in NC myself….

so let me get this straight you have Fauxchontas the OWS Marxist Opera Queen and Sam Fluke Bukkake star of Georgetown in the act and Slow-Joe biden jumping buses…..

how’s the RSVP percentage coming along?

harlekwin15 on August 7, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Reigning Vice Presidential nominee? That’s a thing?

Rusty Allen on August 7, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Forget about that.

NRSC — chaired by John Cornyn Sarah Palin, effective chairman
NRCC — chaired by Pete Sessions Sarah Palin, effective chairman

Paul-Cincy on August 7, 2012 at 7:57 PM

The question Mitt’s team is asking themselves is what if Ford could go back and not give Reagan a speaking slot in 1976. Would he have made a different move then and what would the ramifications be today.

what Team Mitt and the establishment doesn’t understand is that it would have made no difference. Reagan could have given his speech from a parking lot and got the same response. It is the ideas of Reagan and Palin that give them the power. Not where and to whom they speak.

unseen on August 7, 2012 at 7:57 PM

:)

Paul-Cincy on August 7, 2012 at 7:46 PM

:) Seriously watch her face, she’s got Norma Desmond eyes. And no, she has never leveled a substantive criticism against Palin. She used to defend her until Valerie Jarrett started holding seances through her body.

msmveritas on August 7, 2012 at 7:57 PM

harlekwin15 on August 7, 2012 at 7:47 PM

That’s not the point. The point is if they contacted her about appearing then it’s not a matter they’re not “letting” her,so endless framing it as Palin is being snubbed is wrong.

Cindy Cooper on August 7, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Archivarix on August 7, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Don’t sweat it. The rein/reign thing made my brain hurt, too.

In any event, we’ve gone from the guy who brought us “deficits don’t matter” dumping on the ‘cuda to the guy who blamed us for Tucson praising her. Can’t wait for the next entry.

wolfsDad on August 7, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Well, Bachmann enjoys calling people she doesn’t know traitors and terrorists. She even does that from a public office addressed to a national audience.

I so hope she gets sued and would have to present her as of yet invisible “evidence” in court.

lester on August 7, 2012 at 7:56 PM

She asked for an investigation to find out the truth.
Did they tell you that when they send your weekly supply of lotion ?
Or are you saying that muslim brotherhood is not a terrorist organization ?

burrata on August 7, 2012 at 8:02 PM

What possible reason is there to exclude her?

The reality is that most everyone, including most conservatives, are sick of hearing about Palin. Sarah Palin is just kind of … eh. Yeah, yeah, she was treated unfairly by the media in 2008, but do we really need another speech from her? She never lived up to her initial hype in 2008, and to this day she has never broken out of talking in shallow, cliche platitudes. Paul Ryan and others will be vastly more worthwhile speakers.

Rather than get angry or super excited about Palin speaking, if she does make an appearance, most people will probably just groan or roll their eyes. Though we agree with her on most issues, Palin’s speech delivery sounds like a middle school student reading a book report… ugh, and that grating voice of hers can really get on one’s nerves after a minute or two.

However, I expect the Obama campaign will be thrilled if she speaks, because there’s no one they’d rather run against than an almost universally-acknowledged incompetent like Palin.

Let’s hope that, if Palin does speak, she keeps it short and sweet and doesn’t try to make it all about her, as she sometimes has a tendency to try to do. Despite what Sarah Palin and some of her worshipers think, she is not the center of the conservative political universe.

bluegill on August 7, 2012 at 8:03 PM

That’s not the point. The point is if they contacted her about appearing then it’s not a matter they’re not “letting” her,so endless framing it as Palin is being snubbed is wrong.

Cindy Cooper on August 7, 2012 at 8:01 PM

as i said upthread she has a Pac to run, and she is a national force I can wholeheartedly see she would say “I have work to do but GO TEAM…”

Of course if that is the case why would she not say, look people I have work to do to help us keep or grow our lead in the House and take back the Senate….?

If Mitt gets seen alienating her it is bad.

harlekwin15 on August 7, 2012 at 8:03 PM

harlekwin15 on August 7, 2012 at 7:47 PM

And last I checked, Romney has pretty much endorsed the same candidates Palin has.

Cindy Cooper on August 7, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Paul-Cincy on August 7, 2012 at 7:57 PM

I don’t doubt her influence, I just thought that term was silly.

Rusty Allen on August 7, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Palin, as the surprise 2008 VP nominee, made a barnburner of a speech at the ’08 RNC, but she mishandled the media thereafter, and they destroyed her. She should have kept her Governor’s seat until 2010 before attempting a comeback, but she has a reputation among Indies as quitter and a rabble-rouser, not a serious leader. Yes, she could “rev up” the base, but there should be other speakers who have stayed in office and served their country or their states for longer than Palin. Including Mitch Daniels, Tim Pawlenty, Rick Perry, Bobby Jindal, Jeb Bush, and Chris Christie. Different styles for different states, but the Republican Party needs them all, and Romney needs votes from all their states.

This convention is not about Sarah Palin–it’s about getting Mitt Romney and his running mate elected in 2012, which should be the purpose of ALL the speakers at the convention, whether or not Palin is among them.

Steve Z on August 7, 2012 at 7:53 PM

What rock have you been living under? She didn’t mishandle the media. She was mishandled by the campaign.

As far as the quitter meme, how do you suggest she should have paid the $500,000 and rising legal bills, especially considering she had no way of knowing how much more it would cost her? And that doesn’t even address the fact that her administration spent all its time on answering charges and FOIA’s.

Not a serious leader? Her 30,000 pages of emails proved otherwise.

Rabble-rouser? Yeah go ahead and explain that stupid statement.

NoNails on August 7, 2012 at 8:04 PM

bluegill on August 7, 2012 at 8:03 PM

nice victory roll there Maverick!

harlekwin15 on August 7, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Well, Bachmann enjoys calling people she doesn’t know traitors and terrorists. She even does that from a public office addressed to a national audience.

lester on August 7, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Michele Bachmann always has been ten times more impressive than Palin ever was.

Opportunist Palin, who quit in disgrace as governor before even completing a single term in office, is an incompetent lightweight next to Michele Bachmann.

bluegill on August 7, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Hey Lestord,

I am wondering who your entertainment manager is there in NC myself….

so let me get this straight you have Fauxchontas the OWS Marxist Opera Queen and Sam Fluke Bukkake star of Georgetown in the act and Slow-Joe biden jumping buses…..

how’s the RSVP percentage coming along?

harlekwin15 on August 7, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Ah! What an intelligent chain of insults. Can you make even longer names? Perhaps when you are at least 12 years old.

lester on August 7, 2012 at 8:05 PM

You obviously feel comfortable denigrating someone you don’t know personally, in a demeaning and misogynistic manner. I don’t, but your comment sounds like that of a bully and a coward.

ncjetsfan on August 7, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Well, Bachmann enjoys calling people she doesn’t know traitors and terrorists. She even does that from a public office addressed to a national audience.
………

lester on August 7, 2012 at 7:56 PM

How old are you? Sheesh.

CW on August 7, 2012 at 8:05 PM

And last I checked, Romney has pretty much endorsed the same candidates Palin has.

Cindy Cooper on August 7, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Yeah I like how Mitt was out stumping….

hey wait a sec???

harlekwin15 on August 7, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Paul-Cincy on August 7, 2012 at 7:57 PM

I love Sen. Cornyn but he stuck his foot in it when he endorsed Charlie Crist before the primary in Florida. But those guys should get to speak also. I don’t think there is a dearth of time to fill.

Cindy Munford on August 7, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Perhaps when you are at least 12 years old.

lester on August 7, 2012 at 8:05 PM

I think I just figured out how old you are.

CW on August 7, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Well,…..

pathetic.

CW on August 7, 2012 at 8:06 PM

People who say that Palin is done with elective office forget how young she is. Palin’s only 48. Reagan was, what, 69 when he took office?

Palin is doing the hard spadework of moving the GOP her way rather than just throw up her hands and do the zany kind of Harold Stassen bs that appeals to the Paultards. What Palin is doing now will have an effect far into the future.

She is trying to get the GOP rank and file, and the GOP in the Senate and House, out of the grasp of the Bush Family and Bushism by making the Beltway GOP irrelevant to national politics. It’s shrewd, but the problem with the GOP is that the grassroots really haven’t been decisive in GOP politics since the Reagan Era. Palin is trying to return to that historic ethos.

Given the general, Bryan-ist disenchantment with the Establishment in the GOP, I would conclude that the Party, and History, is moving her way.

And the Elite hate her for it.

victor82 on August 7, 2012 at 8:06 PM

I’m excited about all of the scheduled speakers but for me Palin would be the highlight. I think she’s great.

When she gave her convention speech in 2008 I literally stood up and cheered every time she slammed Obama—which sent my dogs running through the house barking. Wild night.

She was a historic candidate for the GOP. How can they not let her speak? Mitt should be bold and insist that she be there.

bailey24 on August 7, 2012 at 8:06 PM

lester on August 7, 2012 at 8:05 PM

yeah Les i thought so….

see your buddies in November champ?

remember 2010?

harlekwin15 on August 7, 2012 at 8:07 PM

harlekwin15 on August 7, 2012 at 8:06 PM

I am sure he will when he is visiting the states after he has formally accepted the nomination.

Cindy Munford on August 7, 2012 at 8:07 PM

NoNails on August 7, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Keep (bitterly) clinging to an already debunked theory.

Cindy Cooper on August 7, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Yep, give her a spot already so we can move on.

changer1701 on August 7, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Mitt and his team hav eno idea how to bury a story and “move on” from it.. Mitt’s M.O. is to not talk about it and hope it goes away. It’s a repeating habit of his campiagn. Look at the tax return crap. Mitt could have dealt with the issue months ago. instead he tried to give a little info and change the subject. months later the tax return debate is back in the news front and center. I noticed the same with this palin speaking at the convention. At first Mitt’s team gave a non answer when that didn’t work and the cries grew for her to speak they came out with “nobody has been invited yet” then dropped it for a week or so and then released a couple quasi conservative speaker lineups then a couple more. Hoping against hope the base will be satisfied with that. if they wait much longer this will be one of the main stories surrounding the convention and the media will use it to show the gop party split

unseen on August 7, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Palin, as the surprise 2008 VP nominee, made a barnburner of a speech at the ’08 RNC, but she mishandled the media thereafter, and they destroyed her. She should have kept her Governor’s seat until 2010 before attempting a comeback, but she has a reputation among Indies as quitter and a rabble-rouser, not a serious leader.

Steve Z on August 7, 2012 at 7:53 PM

I agree. Palin’s 2008 convention speech was a triumph. I credit the speech writer, not Palin as much, for its success.

We agree with Palin about many things, but a serious leader (or even someone who can discuss or articulate policy in a detailed or meaningful way) she is certainly not.

bluegill on August 7, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Michele Bachmann always has been ten times more impressive than Palin ever was.

Opportunist Palin, who quit in disgrace as governor before even completing a single term in office, is an incompetent lightweight next to Michele Bachmann.

bluegill on August 7, 2012 at 8:05 PM

You know the old adage about playing the fool, rather than opening one’s mouth and removing all doubt, don’t you?

Obviously, given the above post, you don’t.

victor82 on August 7, 2012 at 8:09 PM

And no, she has never leveled a substantive criticism against Palin.

I don’t think she’s capable of that.
Watch Mika’s shoulders. She brings the right forward and then back followed by the left forward and back pretty rapidly and if they could talk it would be a nanh-nanh-nanh.
So the gargoyle of the WH is texting her? That explains her adult behavior.

gracie on August 7, 2012 at 8:09 PM

And the Elite hate her for it.

victor82 on August 7, 2012 at 8:06 PM

I could see her being a genuine force when we have enforced austerity, and if not her at least her fiscal sense and knowledge of a resource exploitation based government economy….

like it or not Granola Munching Sierra Clubbers when you finally bankrupt us and we go into Neo-mexico mode we WILL be exploiting our common resources…..

no more designer parks without leases on them ever for you….

harlekwin15 on August 7, 2012 at 8:09 PM

The only thing McStupid did right was appoint Sarah as his veep and Romney would do well to do the same if he wants to win. She and she alone has the intellect and the command of the language to put the Lying Rats to rest. DEATH PANELS! Two words that almost scuttled Obamcare after the Repunks had thrown in the towel. She alone will draw the crowds the Media cannot ignore and entice the working class union members to join us in defeating Obama. A couple of rich White Guys on the ticket will play right into the Chi-town class warriors hands. They destroyed their city by playing the downtrodden against the wealthy then making the business folks their cronies, demanding a payoff from business if they want to stay and play. CRONY CAPITALISM! another Palin term. She gets it, none of the rest do they are all lightweights in comparison. Obama spreads our tax dollars around to his cronies to enrich them not caring a wit whether their projects work or have merit. Auto bailout, Solyndra, Light squared,Chevy Volt, head of GE as economic advisor and a lot more!

ConcealedKerry on August 7, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Hmmmmmmmmmmm:

@Reince: Tune into @gretawire this evening @ 10PM ET. I have an exciting announcement regarding the @GOPconvention!

Tweeted about an hour ago…

Cindy Cooper on August 7, 2012 at 8:11 PM

We agree with Palin about many things, but a serious leader (or even someone who can discuss or articulate policy in a detailed or meaningful way) she is certainly not.

bluegill on August 7, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Who the f**k is this “we”, a$$clown, you keep referring to?

Other than your mother, who keeps bitching to you about paying the rent for the use of the basement, that is?

She hates Palin as much as you, eh?

Guess what, “we” think you should stop speaking in the Imperial We for your mom and your Invisible Bunny Friend.

Okay?

victor82 on August 7, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Mika Brezinski is such a dumb person, she can’t help herself.

rndmusrnm on August 7, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Keep (bitterly) clinging to an already debunked theory.

Cindy Cooper on August 7, 2012 at 8:08 PM

That dog don’t hunt. Nothing has been debunked. You don’t know when contact was made, and to suggest that you know, is foolish.

NoNails on August 7, 2012 at 8:12 PM

bluegill on August 7, 2012 at 8:05 PM
She lost me with Gardisil and random terrorist accusations. And her husband is definitely trolling for dudes.

Rusty Allen on August 7, 2012 at 8:12 PM

She asked for an investigation to find out the truth.

You don’t go around publicly accusing someone of being a traitor and terrorist based on zero evidence. That’s not asking for investigation.

Did they tell you that when they send your weekly supply of lotion ?

Trying to change topic I see.

Or are you saying that muslim brotherhood is not a terrorist organization ? burrata on August 7, 2012 at 8:02 PM

What does Abedin have to do with MB?!! Don’t change the topic. When you accuse someone publicly of treason and terrorism you HAVE TO have solid evidence.

lester on August 7, 2012 at 8:14 PM

She lost me with Gardisil and random terrorist accusations. And her husband is definitely trolling for dudes.

Rusty Allen on August 7, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Dude, I always thought of Michelle Bachmann as Romney’s waitress.

victor82 on August 7, 2012 at 8:14 PM

She lost me with Gardisil and random terrorist accusations. And her husband is definitely trolling for dudes.

Rusty Allen on August 7, 2012 at 8:12 PM

That’s fine, and I agree that Bachmann doesn’t always get everything right, but she’s still an impressive woman.

But what’s with the sleazy slap at her husband? Really? Why is that even necessary? That seems like something that would come out of a left-wing smear website.

bluegill on August 7, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Sarah is a civil servant, a true citizen, who if she feels she is being called and can make a difference, will respond. She is not likely to be fooled into half measures or Marcus of Queensbury Rules against the most corrupt machine in the history of these United States again! Mitt seems to have some of the fire and rapid response necessary, it remains to be seen if he is willing to go all the way to Baghdad and burn their house down or stop 4/5th of the way there out of some sense of honor and lose. Sarah, if she is in, will go all the way to Baghdad, burn it down and bury the burning embers of Communism under the bodies of the Rat Party and their Presstitutes! She would mobilize the Republic against the Commie Rats and their Presstitute enablers as no one else could.

She is doing a pretty good job of it behind the scenes so far. She will be a force to reckon with in 2016 should Mitt stick with the Old Rich White guys, play it safe and lose!

ConcealedKerry on August 7, 2012 at 8:15 PM

bluegill on August 7, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Ya, but bluegill, we need those 5 inch wedges of hers on Obama’s throat as he bleats for mercy. Nobody can take him down like Sarah.

gracie on August 7, 2012 at 8:15 PM

That’s fine, and I agree that Bachmann doesn’t always get everything right, but she’s still an impressive woman.

But what’s with the sleazy slap at her husband? Really? Why is that even necessary? That seems like something that would come out of a left-wing smear website.

bluegill on August 7, 2012 at 8:15 PM

It’s a lot like Palin versus FLotUS, you can say what you want about any woman with a “-r” after her name but lord help you if you insult the “-d”…..

harlekwin15 on August 7, 2012 at 8:16 PM

harlekwin15 on August 7, 2012 at 8:06 PM

He has been. He was just with Mourdock last weekend. Your sarcasm seems to indicate you aren’t aware of this?

Cindy Cooper on August 7, 2012 at 8:16 PM

@Reince: Tune into @gretawire this evening @ 10PM ET. I have an exciting announcement regarding the @GOPconvention!

Tweeted about an hour ago…

Cindy Cooper on August 7, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Oh, great. They’re digging up Gleason and Art Carney to do a Zombie Honeymooners sketch in front of the Convention the night Romney does his Acceptance Speech.

Fan-Effing-Tastic!

victor82 on August 7, 2012 at 8:17 PM

He has been. He was just with Mourdock last weekend. Your sarcasm seems to indicate you aren’t aware of this?

Cindy Cooper on August 7, 2012 at 8:16 PM

I was there…..

Where was Mitt in ’10?

I guess he was keeping a low profile?

harlekwin15 on August 7, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Hmmmmmmmmmmm:

@Reince: Tune into @gretawire this evening @ 10PM ET. I have an exciting announcement regarding the @GOPconvention!

Tweeted about an hour ago…

Cindy Cooper on August 7, 2012 at 8:11 PM

hmmmm indeed. If the guy says they got Dole to speak I’m never paying attention to another word he says…

but greta is seen as a Palin friendly host Mayber its about Palin whoknows

unseen on August 7, 2012 at 8:17 PM

<—-in Indy metro and a donor…..

harlekwin15 on August 7, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Michele Bachmann always has been ten times more impressive than Palin ever was.

Opportunist Palin, who quit in disgrace as governor before even completing a single term in office, is an incompetent lightweight next to Michele Bachmann.

bluegill on August 7, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Palin for all her faults is what she is. She actually believes for the most part in what she preaches. Bachmann on the other hand is a liar and opportunist. Remember tardasil affair?

lester on August 7, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Why doesn’t Mitt want Palin to speak at the convention?

Look no further than what happened at CPAC. Romney paid his followers’ way into CPAC and he barely filled up the ballroom for his speech. Did anyone live stream it?

Palin not only filled up the ballroom, they opened up four overflow rooms and every TV in the public areas of the hotel were surrounded by people who wanted to hear her speech, plus it was live streamed by multiple sites. And don’t even compare how the speeches were received by those in attendance.

NoNails on August 7, 2012 at 7:50 PM

LOL, bingo. I remember that pathetic little attempt at a “Mitt! Mitt!” chant when Romney spoke. It lasted about 3 seconds.

ddrintn on August 7, 2012 at 8:19 PM

NoNails on August 7, 2012 at 8:12 PM

You may not believe Palin but I do.

Cindy Cooper on August 7, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Mittens needs to step up and unite the party.

If he gives the OK for Palin to speak, she accepts, and tells me I HAVE TO VOTE for Mittens to stop the Great Satan Obama, then….

and only then…….

will I…..(barf alert)…

vote for Mittens.KirknBurker on August 7, 2012 at 7:50 PM

O.K., are you serious? This is how you make your decisions?

a capella on August 7, 2012 at 8:19 PM

bluegill on August 7, 2012 at 8:15 PM

I disagree; I think offering to pray the gay away for others, when you are clearly gay is worse. Perhaps you believe Larry Craig really did have a wide stance? Marcus Bachman is a classic self-loather. But I will stop talking about it, because it’s not on topic.

Rusty Allen on August 7, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Palin for all her faults is what she is. She actually believes for the most part in what she preaches. Bachmann on the other hand is a liar and opportunist. Remember tardasil affair?

lester on August 7, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Palin quit because Team Donkey was going to bankrupt her with ticky tack ethics barrages there scooter…..

You know Barry Soetoro’s buddy told me Mitt Romney killed a guys’ wife using his time machine….

I was really bothered, right up until I remembered “hey Barack Obama and eric Holder helped hill 302 or more people Mitt’s a piker…”

harlekwin15 on August 7, 2012 at 8:21 PM

victor82 on August 7, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Maybe he has a mouse in his pocket.

chewmeister on August 7, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Ya, but bluegill, we need those 5 inch wedges of hers on Obama’s throat as he bleats for mercy. Nobody can take him down like Sarah.

gracie on August 7, 2012 at 8:15 PM

I don’t think she’s even close to being as effective in attacking Obama as you think she is. I wish she were, though.

Nearly everyone who isn’t already a hardcore anti-Obama partisan doesn’t take Palin seriously in the least. Sadly, she is one person who can make Obama look good (in the eyes of many voters) by comparison.

A lot of the fault for Palin’s diminished status and influence (outside of a core group of partisans) should fall on Palin herself and her repeated displays of incompetence, her sometimes petty attitude and her sudden and disgraceful resignation from her position as Governor.

bluegill on August 7, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Wake me up when we get news Palin won’t be asked to speak.

Buy Danish on August 7, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Leave you sleep when she does?

Bmore on August 7, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Opportunist Palin, who quit in disgrace as governor before even completing a single term in office…

bluegill on August 7, 2012 at 8:05 PM

She won more elections than Mitt ever did. Or ever will.

ddrintn on August 7, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Palin WILL speak. And it will be THE MOST WATCHED speech in this campaign — on either side. And one thing Palin does really well is defend capitalism. That will be her theme, and she’ll knock it out of the park.

Rational Thought on August 7, 2012 at 8:22 PM

gilled one, you are making me a very wealthy man. You are as usual a sure bet. Lol! Rent Free doesn’t even begin to cover your mental issues with Palin. Lol! You still stink though. And not many like you. Funny!

Bmore on August 7, 2012 at 8:25 PM

victor82 on August 7, 2012 at 8:06 PM

I’d like to see her do a sterling job in an administration but I truly think that the media and the existing party hierarchy will make sure she doesn’t get the chance. I hope I am wrong, won’t be the first or last time.

Cindy Munford on August 7, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Michele Bachmann always has been ten times more impressive than Palin ever was.

Opportunist Palin, who quit in disgrace as governor before even completing a single term in office, is an incompetent lightweight next to Michele Bachmann.

bluegill on August 7, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Yah, that’s why all the Bachmann supporters at the Ames Straw Poll told me they’d switch their votes to Palin if she ran.

Bachmann is a socon who tried to hijack the Tea Party Movement and they would have none of it.

It is now confirmed that she ran simply to be Mitten’s VP.

She is a craving power-hungry socon who had no business running for POTUS given her ZERO executive/leadership experience.

She is another “memememememem” politician.

We need selflessness now, not selfishness.

KirknBurker on August 7, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Let’s hope they don’t let Palin write her own speech. We all know how badly that turned out when she delivered her rambling, nonsensical resignation speech to explain why she was quitting as governor.

Palin, who has managed to transform herself into this cartoonish caricature personality, can do fine when reading eloquent and witty lines written by a talented writer. (sidenote: whoever writes her Facebook posts does a great job.) But Palin doesn’t do so well on her own. I think we’ve all seen her cable tv guest “analyst” appearances where she always says a whole lot of nothing, and manages to still do so in an embarrasingly garbled and childish way.

bluegill on August 7, 2012 at 8:28 PM

I’d like to see her do a sterling job in an administration but I truly think that the media and the existing party hierarchy will make sure she doesn’t get the chance. I hope I am wrong, won’t be the first or last time.

Cindy Munford on August 7, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Correct. I am not a hardcore Palinista I think she got a raw deal and I will throw a party when Mccain retires like I did when Dick Lugar is retired. If Romney cannot overcome the innate media bias to make the sale to these mythical “magical independents who will swing GOP and drag some leftist moderates with them” because he is “too conservative” the GOP will move right or shrink from the right and become a rump party.

harlekwin15 on August 7, 2012 at 8:29 PM

He has been. He was just with Mourdock last weekend. Your sarcasm seems to indicate you aren’t aware of this?

Cindy Cooper on August 7, 2012 at 8:16 PM

You’ve got to be kidding. He appeared with Mourdock after he won the primary. Mitt is a political coward. Besides, a whopping 100 people showed up for his appearance with Mourdock.

NoNails on August 7, 2012 at 8:29 PM

What does Abedin have to do with MB?!!

How about the Congress/independent investigators investigate Abedin , her family , her husband and the Clintons , and find out ?

Don’t change the topic.

Lotion is very much on topic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QuZnfZ9Q0E

When you accuse someone publicly of treason and terrorism you HAVE TO have solid evidence.

lester on August 7, 2012 at 8:14 PM

How about when you accuse someone publicly of a felony and tax-evasion ? Do you HAVE TO have solid evidence ?

burrata on August 7, 2012 at 8:30 PM

bluegill on August 7, 2012 at 8:22 PM

U r wrong on every count. it’s like u r cutting off your nose to spite your face. how’s ’bout a shout out to Sarah like Thanx. you’d feel alot better if u just let it go.

gracie on August 7, 2012 at 8:31 PM

bluegill on August 7, 2012 at 8:28 PM

yeah straight shooters in the moderate wing of the gop, the M$M and DNC…..

does Palin put on a barack Obama mask and like a badly written scooby doo show impersonate him and stunt double when he goes off prompter?

Nice aerobatics.

harlekwin15 on August 7, 2012 at 8:31 PM

bluegill on August 7, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Comedy gold.

chewmeister on August 7, 2012 at 8:31 PM

lester on August 7, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Got a link to Bachmann literally accusing anyone? While her letter has been construed to contain accusations, it has never been excerpted/quoted.

Go ahead, impress me.

wolfsDad on August 7, 2012 at 8:33 PM

You’ve got to be kidding. He appeared with Mourdock after he won the primary. Mitt is a political coward. Besides, a whopping 100 people showed up for his appearance with Mourdock.

NoNails on August 7, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Mitt was here http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/04/13121767-mitt-romney-campaigns-with-tea-party-favorite-richard-mourdock-in-indiana?lite

He drew fine the crowd is fired up….

the Tea party is focused on the enemy barack obama…..

why are so many GOP guns still pointing inside our own camp….

the tea party is not the force of disunity refusing to sing the melody here….

harlekwin15 on August 7, 2012 at 8:34 PM

wolfsDad on August 7, 2012 at 8:33 PM

It’s like a Harry Reid thingy.

chewmeister on August 7, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Sarah Palin can write her own material, the Lipstick-pitbull joke was totally off-the-cuff.

Rusty Allen on August 7, 2012 at 8:35 PM

It has been said before in another thread and bears repeating now:

Sarah Palin is our Barack Obama:

-Incompetent.
-Never was qualified to be president.
-Petty, thin-skinned narcissist who can’t take criticism.
-Loves to bask in the attention of worshipful personality cult followers.

What Obama has that Sarah Palin lacks is the mainstream media to make excuses for and hide the incompetence.

Though a fine patriotic woman who is right on many issues, Palin is just not taken that seriously by most people and is not seen as any kind of serious leader.

bluegill on August 7, 2012 at 8:36 PM

The gift that keeps on giving. Funny! For you gilled one. You are strange. And smelly.

Bmore on August 7, 2012 at 8:41 PM

How about when you accuse someone publicly of a felony and tax-evasion ? Do you HAVE TO have solid evidence ?

burrata on August 7, 2012 at 8:30 PM

When changing topic to lotion doesn’t work, change topic to Reid. Brilliant.

I think burrata is connected to Al Qaeda. I’m gonna go public with this accusation, call him/her a terrorist, a murderer, a rapist and Islamic fundamentalist. I also would like an investigation based on all of this evidence I provide here: ().

Yeah, that’s “call for investigation”. Riiiiiiight.

lester on August 7, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Moanin’ Joe’s right, give her a slot. The people who are turned off by the GOP, Tea Party, Palin, etc. aren’t going to be watching, much less voting GOP anyway. She can throw out the red meat for the party to devour and do some great cheerleading. Getting the place rocking is always a good thing.

whatcat on August 7, 2012 at 8:44 PM

That seems like something that would come out of a left-wing smear website.

bluegill on August 7, 2012 at 8:15 PM

A lot like your little talking points list you appear to repeat in every single thread about Sarah Palin that ever gets posted.

Left wing smears are what you traffic in while claiming to be conservative. Give it a rest, it simply looks like you have some sort of unhealthy obsession or vendetta.

Really, just accept that there is a bit of diversity in the conservative movement, and even in the Tea Party.

The way you dwell on this over and over doesn’t make you seem to be a well balanced person. Especially how you decide you are speaking for EVERYONE, instead of just you. It is weird, and makes many here suspicious of your motives.

Just trying to help.

Brian1972 on August 7, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Got a link to Bachmann literally accusing anyone? While her letter has been construed to contain accusations, it has never been excerpted/quoted.

Go ahead, impress me.

wolfsDad on August 7, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Be impressed:

http://bachmann.house.gov/uploadedfiles/ig_letter_dept_of_state.pdf

lester on August 7, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Yeah, that’s “call for investigation”. Riiiiiiight.

lester on August 7, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Investigate me all you want, you’ll find nothing .
Now about those muzie bros and their hench-men and women in the US government, how about we investigate them too, you know the Clintons, Obamas and Ellisons etc .
If they have nothing to hide, I’m sure they won’t mind being investigated, and vindicated, right ??

burrata on August 7, 2012 at 8:51 PM

What possible reason is there to exclude her? She’s the reining vice presidential nominee; she gives a hell of a speech; she’s on a major roll in helping tea-party* candidates win their Senate primaries

Uh, there it is, that last phrase. She’s helping tea-party candidates win. GOP insiders aren’t too fond of tea-party candidates.

*I like tea-party hyphenated like that. :)

Fallon on August 7, 2012 at 8:51 PM

It’s like a Harry Reid thingy.

chewmeister on August 7, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Yeah, right:

http://bachmann.house.gov/uploadedfiles/ig_letter_dept_of_state.pdf

lester on August 7, 2012 at 8:52 PM

bluegill on August 7, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Go. Eat. Worms.

Fallon on August 7, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Investigate me all you want, you’ll find nothing .
Now about those muzie bros and their hench-men and women in the US government, how about we investigate them too, you know the Clintons, Obamas and Ellisons etc .
If they have nothing to hide, I’m sure they won’t mind being investigated, and vindicated, right ??

burrata on August 7, 2012 at 8:51 PM

You’re in the guilty until innocent crowd then, right? You enjoy being publicly accused of treason on national media?

lester on August 7, 2012 at 8:53 PM

The blond is so angry she can’t even speak.

Glenn Jericho on August 7, 2012 at 8:55 PM

You’re in the guilty until innocent crowd then, right? You enjoy being publicly accused of treason on national media?

lester on August 7, 2012 at 8:53 PM

You ever see Harry Reid and the Searchlight Stalker at the same place?

Yeah les, no go wail on it elsewhere tiger….

heh it’s cute “YOU CAN’T ACCUSE FOLKS OF THINGS WITHOUT PROOF!”

welcome back from your month long coma.

harlekwin15 on August 7, 2012 at 8:55 PM

You’re in the guilty until innocent crowd then, right? You enjoy being publicly accused of treason on national media?

lester on August 7, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Democrats love doing that stuff.

See Bush, George W.

He betraaaayed this country!! He plaaayed on our feeeaarrrs!!!

Brian1972 on August 7, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Opportunist Palin, who quit in disgrace as governor before even completing a single term in office…

bluegill on August 7, 2012 at 8:05 PM

*snort*

I love the “quit in disgrace” thing. I guess doing nothing in office while the taxpayers pay for your expensive lifestyle is OK, but if you ever step down from office for any reason other than being voted out, well, that’s a disgrace. Also, if the opposition finds a way to basically force you out of office using legalistic trickery, and there’s no way to remain in office without leaving your family destitute, and you respond by announcing your resignation and then taking a month to make sure your Number Two person can fill your shoes the minute you’re gone, well, that’s “quitting in disgrace.”

Aitch748 on August 7, 2012 at 8:58 PM

harlekwin15 on August 7, 2012 at 8:34 PM

I spoke with someone who was actually there. She said it was pretty tepid.

NoNails on August 7, 2012 at 9:00 PM

I spoke with someone who was actually there. She said it was pretty tepid.

NoNails on August 7, 2012 at 9:00 PM

I was there too I live in Johnson county…..

Johnson county party contact who lost in our mayoral primary told me compared to when Mourdock won….

“hot crowd” make of that what you will….

harlekwin15 on August 7, 2012 at 9:03 PM

You’re in the guilty until innocent crowd then, right? You enjoy being publicly accused of treason on national media?

lester on August 7, 2012 at 8:53 PM

As I said, investigate me all you want.
But explain to me why you don’t want the muslim brotherhood and their paid hacks in US government , people like Obamas, Clintons, Abedins, Ellisons etc investigated for their anti-American activities ?

burrata on August 7, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Jeeze, that was worth watching just for Mika sitting there choking..CHOKING back the bile.Loved it.

44Magnum on August 7, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Part of me was wondering if the drought had the crowd less pumped than they would have been the farmers who back the party are hurting bad….

harlekwin15 on August 7, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Jeeze, that was worth watching just for Mika sitting there choking..CHOKING back the bile.Loved it.

44Magnum on August 7, 2012 at 9:04 PM

I miss Shatner’s old “Rescue 911″ because I promise you if Mitt wins Mika will need EMTs off camera onset after a long night of getting her inner Hitchens on circa 1994

harlekwin15 on August 7, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Just trying to help.

Brian1972 on August 7, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Sorry, but Palin is an incompetent quitter who isn’t taken seriously by the vast majority of voters, including most conservatives. Do we hate her and think she’s a terrible person? No, but she’s kind of a joke, to tell you the truth.

Her ideology is not the issue for most people; the problem is her bumbling and stumbling and inability to inspire much confidence.

Ok, she was a city council member who flopped spectacularly as a VP candidate and then quit her governor job shortly thereafter. Oh, and she reads aloud speeches (in a childish, cutesy manner) written by other people. Excuse me while I don’t bow down and worship the woman as if she were our only hope. I’m happy she campaigns for conservative candidates, but we need to be aware of the fact that Palin hurts more than she helps in a general election campaign.

bluegill on August 7, 2012 at 9:07 PM

I’d like to see her do a sterling job in an administration but I truly think that the media and the existing party hierarchy will make sure she doesn’t get the chance. I hope I am wrong, won’t be the first or last time.

Cindy Munford on August 7, 2012 at 8:25 PM

You don’t get her game.

The Beltway GOP is run by people who think EXACTLY like the Gilled One. Now bluegill is Comedy Gold, as tone-deaf a poster as I have seen since, well, since King Gold posted here last month.

Understand, however, the Establishment GOP thinks just like bluegill does and THESE are the idiot savants who have run the Reagan Coalition right into the ground.

Laugh at bluegill all you want. The Romney Campaign and the Bush White House was FULL of resume-fluffing, Botany 500 wearing wastes of time like bluegill.

Now you know why, in a race in which Romney should be ahead by five to six points going into September, he can barely tread water with one of the great Idiot Clown Clusterf*ck Administrations in this or any era. It’s because the GOP, and Romney himself, think like bluegill.

They have nothing but scorn, contempt, and slight regard for the rank and file of the GOP and for what Reagan and Goldwater believed and fought for. Naturally, their Holy Grail is the opinion of the Almighty Moderate Voter, whom they are loathe to offend.

Reagan understood that Moderates will follow a person like him, Reagan, who was firm in his conservative convictions because they, the moderates, were weak in theirs and were looking for a strong leader. It’s the old “strong horse” political theory that Bin Laden spoke of. Just because Bin Laden spoke of it didn’t mean it wasn’t true.

So Palin’s game is to change the GOP: purge it of the Bluegills and the Bushes of the world. This will be the work of several election cycles. Unfortunately, Ron Paul is up to the same work so she has a rival, but Palin’s changes she is bringing to the GOP will probably be more lasting and more permanent, because the GOP is more conservative than it is libertarian, although it’s libertarian leanings lead me to believe that Palin’s movement will lead to an eventual unification of the Palin and Paulite movements that will take over the Party.

She will bring the GOP to her. That is how she will take power. By the time she is ready to run for office, it will come to her naturally, because the Party will want to nominate her.

victor82 on August 7, 2012 at 9:10 PM

I’m happy she campaigns for conservative candidates, but we need to be aware of the fact that Palin hurts more than she helps in a general election campaign.

bluegill on August 7, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Really? Every state-wide exit poll I’ve seen from 2008 directly and diametrically contradicts that assertion — even in blue states. But I guess if you say it enough times, people might start to believe it’s true.

gryphon202 on August 7, 2012 at 9:11 PM

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