David Letterman is a jerk
Okay, you knew that already, right? Call me Captain Obvious. So where’s the news? It seems that the overpayed late night host had See-BS anchor Katie Couric as a guest Thursday night, and in the conversation between these two media giants Sarah Palin’s name came up. Letterman couln’t resist sharing: Essentially out of nowhere, here she is, can’t name a newspaper, wants to be vice | Read More »
Quote of the day
It comes from joeclearke.net: Democrats have a god in Obama; conservatives only have a friend in Palin. JP
The Palin-Reagan connection
I’m one of those who refuses to proclaim Sarah Palin as “the next Reagan.” To do so would be to open myself to all sorts of attacks from Reagan admirers and detractors alike, but that’s not why I refrain from equating the two. I truly believe that Ronald Reagan was a rare and unique leader, a giant of the conservative movement who pushed it ahead | Read More »
Obama begins healing planet
For those pundits who assured us that Barack Obama would postpone rewarding his supporters in the powerful environmental lobby, at least until the nation’s ailing economy can be taken off of life support, guess again. From his triage center known as the Office of the President-Elect, Doc Obama has determined that the planet’s condition is more critically in need of attention than the nation’s economic | Read More »
Palin, the Anti-Crist
The Tampa Tribune’s William Marsh writes today that governors Sarah Palin of Alaska and Charlie Crist of Florida part company on how the Republican Party can best find its way back to success.
Media 101: How to distort news in 5 easy steps
Distorting the news is child’s play. Here’s how it’s done… 1. Take a quote from a well-know authority figure, such as Newt Gingrich, former House Speaker, one of the authors of the GOP’s Contract With America and frequent guest on cable news programs where he comments on all matters political. This one from Gingrich’s appearance on today’s edition of “Face the Nation” on CBS will | Read More »
This should really creep you out
I can hardly believe this isn’t a hoax. JP h/t: puffer
God save us from the WaPo editors
It’s been a rocky few months for John Q. and Jane Public. First, it was the high gasoline prices and even higher diesel prices, the latter of which made the price of groceries and everything else shipped by 18-wheeler go up. Then came the financial meltdown, the mortgage fiasco, the tanking 401Ks and stocks, layoffs, etc. But then one little bright spot appeared as crude | Read More »
Erick, we’re in Newsweek!
A New Voice Rises In the Red States JP
Boy, do they have a deal for Sarah Palin!
Such a deal… She failed to save John McCain from presidential election doom, but Sarah Palin, the Republican senator’s controversial running mate, may yet emerge as the saviour of the American publishing industry. Literary agents are queueing up to sign her to a book deal that could earn her up to $7m… Palin’s personal account of her tumultuous introduction to national politics is widely regarded | Read More »
Who in the GOP is really targeting Palin?
In a guest post on The Moderate Voice, Floyd and Mary Beth Brown argue: Those knifing Palin are the old-guard Republicans who don’t want to see her as the nominee in 2012. The old-guard GOP candidates are likely Gov. Haley Barbour or former Gov. Mitt Romney. I disagree. I haven’t seen any compelling evidence that either Gov. Barbour or former Gov. Romney want to take | Read More »
Jack Thompson, commenting on the RGA conference he covered for Human Events, paints a picture of Tim Pawlenty which is not very flattering. He also says the Minnesota governor seemed to be positioning himself not only to lead the “reformer” wing of the party, but to make a run for its 2012 presidential nomination: Pawlenty used his time at yesterday’s roundtable discussion to cast himself | Read More »
Important energy find in Palin’s Alaska
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, it’s gas hydrate, natural gas in a frozen state. And it’s under the North Slope in abundance – 85.4 trillion cubic feet of frozen natural gas crystals. To put the new find in perspective, the total estimated U.S. reserves of conventional (gaseous) natural gas sources is just 30 trillion cubic feet. We’re talking about a domestic energy bonanza here, | Read More »
Palin envy at the governor’s conference
From the we-haven’t-hit-Palin-enough CNN News Ticker:
You stay classy, NBC
Not content to merely take shots at Sarah Palin through their news outlets MSDNC and NBC News, the peacock network is allowing its dramatic series writers to drop their own bits of poison on the former vice presidential candidate also. In Tuesday night’s episode of Law and Order: SVU, a pregnant teen answers a detective’s question as follows: “What’s the big deal? That vice-president lady’s | Read More »
These are not the campaign aides I knew
Sen. John McCain appeared on Jay Leno’s show last night. When the topic of discussion turned to Sarah Palin and the smears directed at her from within his campaign, he didn’t “name names” or have even one harsh word of criticism for any member of his campaign organization. Here’s a video of the segment: Well, that certainly was devoid of passion, not to mention conviction. | Read More »
Eisenstadt outs himself as Palin leaker. Is he a hoax?
Martin Eisenstadt fesses up and identifies himself as the previously unidentified source who told Carl Cameron’s Fox producers that Sarah Palin didn’t know that Africa was a continent. And the real kicker is that he’s says he’s proud of it!
Palin: “It’s amazing that we did as well as we did”
Sarah Palin sat down for a half-hour interview with the Anchorage Daily News and TV station KTUU at her home in Wasilla Sunday afternoon. The governor reflected on the presidential race, blaming the status quo for failure of the McCain-Palin ticket. She also adressed some of the many misrepresentations of her and her family in the national media, Troopergate (it’s over), earmarks, a possible presidential | Read More »
Deroy Mudock lectures us on Reagan conservatism
NRO’s Deroy Murdock is out with a column in which he blasts President Bush, Karl Rove and congressional GOP leaders for the sorry state the Republican Party finds itself in today.
Steve Schmidt: The towel story is untrue
From Greta: I just got a call from Steve Schmidt, of the Senator McCain campaign. He has never originated a call to me before. He said the report (and it has gone viral on the internet and other MSM) that Governor Palin came to the door in a towel is a UNTRUE. He said: “NEVER HAPPENED.” He said he only saw her in business suits | Read More »