Posts Tagged ‘Sarah Palin’

Thank You

Why wouldn’t you love Sarah Palin as much as these people? She’s like an episode of Seventh Heaven with turkey slaughter bonus footage:

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As we saw the Liberal Party do last year, the Republicans begin the process of apportioning blame. And suddenly, Andrew is willing to listen to bad words spoken about Sarah Palin – even from anonymous sources.

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“We Ended Up Having to Eat Each Other.”

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The actions in the Republican Party’s campaign is now all about positioning for 2012:

With 10 days until Election Day, long-brewing tensions between GOP vice presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin and key aides to Sen. John McCain have become so intense, they are spilling out in public, sources say.

McCain sources say Palin has gone off-message several times, and they privately wonder whether the incidents were deliberate. They cited an instance in which she labeled robocalls — recorded messages often used to attack a candidate’s opponent — “irritating” even as the campaign defended their use. Also, they pointed to her telling reporters she disagreed with the campaign’s decision to pull out of Michigan.

It can’t be easy to be part of a political campaign in its death throes – you know there is no legitimate hope of winning, but also know that you can’t appear to have given up. We saw it last November in Team Howard; the Clinton campaign went through it earlier this year; and now it’s the Republicans’ turn. And Sarah Palin is presumably trying to establish her credentials for a tilt at Obama four years from now – or, at the very least, avoid becoming an historical footnote equivalent to a one-hit wonder.

The next week and a half could get interesting if the tensions and the jockeying for position are starting to spill out in public. But I did find this bit particularly interesting:

“She is a diva. She takes no advice from anyone,” said this McCain adviser. “She does not have any relationships of trust with any of us, her family or anyone else.

There is actually a word that might describe her behaviour better than ‘diva’:


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‘I don’t know’

I’m hoping not to say much more about Sarah Palin, because in a couple of weeks I think we’ll be able to put her political career to rest, but this has left me flabbergasted:

I cannot comprehend how anyone can sit there and say that it is unclear whether acts of violence targeted at members of the general public, arising from an ideological position against abortion, and with the aim of provoking fear about working in or attending an abortion clinic, should be considered terrorism.

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John Cleese is taking an active role in US politics – and I like it. GST’s posting of an interview with Cleese about Sarah Palin is amusing and insightful.

But it also prompted me to remember something from MSNBC’s Countdown from a few days ago – Keith Olbermann reading “An Ode to Sean Hannity”, written by Cleese. Here’s the full segment – approx. 7 minutes – which gives the background on Fox News’s Hannity being pwned by Robert Gibbs from the Obama campaign, followed by the poem a few minutes in, and then a nice analysis of Gibbs vs Hannity by Rachel Maddow:

For those who already know the background and just want the poem, here it is:

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Post-Palin grief

Day 2: Andrew still in Stage One.

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Post-Palin grief

With the widening polls and today’s finding that Sarah Palin abused her power as Governor for personal reasons, the conservative loons who have been utterly devoted to Palin will probably take things badly. They may even begin to pass through the five stages of grief proposed by Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross.

Stage One: Denial.

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Breaking news:

A legislative committee investigating Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has found she unlawfully abused her authority in firing the state’s public safety commissioner.

Obviously, this committee was made up of feminists who hate Palin because she is not the right (read: Left) model of a successful woman. Or some such bullshit – let’s see how the Palinphiles spin this.

UPDATE: The public report is available here as a 2MB PDF file – the legislature (which has a Republican majority) voted unanimously to release it.

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Pimp My Candidate

Since Jeremy just posted the same video clips I was preparing to share (oh, the hypocrisy!), I am left with no option but to rip off GrodsCorp’s ideas for blog posts:

Bill Kristol’s deepening campaign ties to McCain

Kristol has been saying he plays no official role in the campaign, and the NYTimes has been mouthing the same talking points, since its columnists are not supposed to active election players. But this report from Scott Horton suggests Kristol was instrumental in getting Sarah Palin tapped as the VP.

Given the collective erection that the conservative pundits seem to have for Palin, I wouldn’t have thought that was necessary.

Of course, the most important question this raises is: Who is responsible for getting Joe Biden pegged as the VP?

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