She may not be dumb, but her blogging isn’t smart
A recent post on Sarah Palin by U.S. News blogger Bonnie Erbe claims: “Sarah Palin May Not Be Dumb, but She’s Not Smart.” It was written in response to her colleague Robert Schlesinger, whose own Palin post began, “I don’t think Sarah Palin is dumb, but I do wonder how ready to work she is.” I wonder how ready to work Bonnie Erbe is, because I find her | Read More »
Unconfirmed CPAC speakers: Rush and Sarah
Allah is calling it “grassroots Woodstock.” Both Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh have been invited to speak at CPAC09. Their time slots are shown on the schedule of events, but they are listed as “invited” rather than “confirmed” – at least for now. According to Paul Bedard, Joe Scarborough, the lone conservative regular on liberal cable news outlet MSDNC, has been invited to participate in a discussion of the | Read More »
Is Ashley Judd’s wolf ad about more than wildlife?
Ashley Judd is the narrator of an ad for the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund which portrays Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as a heartless enemy of warm, furry critters. Actually, the ad is not a new one, but simply a refresh of a video which has long been used to attack Gov. Palin: Defenders of Wildlife launched similar attacks against Palin soon after she was selected | Read More »
Voters are not buying the Democrat stimulus plan
Public support for the stimulus plan being kicked around in Congress continues to erode. Results from a new Rasmussen Reports survey released today shows that only 37% of those polled now favor the Democrat’s idea of stimulus, while 43% oppose it and 20% cannot make up their minds. Just two weeks ago, 45% supported the plan. Last week, 42% favored it. Even though sixty-four percent (64%) of Democrats still | Read More »
Sarah Barracuda takes a bite out of Alaska budget
The Juneau Empire’s blog is reporting that Gov. Sarah Palin sent the Alaska legislature a supplemental budget request today that slashes general fund spending by $268.6 million and asks for authorization to withdraw some funds from the state’s savings accounts to bring the budget into balance by the end of the fiscal year. The governor has already put a state hiring freeze into effect.
Sarah Palin endorses Rick Perry for reelection
The Texas Republican gubernatorial primary race has just gotten more interesting. The Dallas Morning News is reporting that Sarah Palin has endorsed Texas Governor Rick Perry for reelection. According to Wayne Slater, who wrote the Morning News story, Gov. Perry’s campaign is using the Palin endorsement to try to peel away conservative support among women for Sen. Kay Baily Hutchison, Perry’s main opponent in the GOP primary | Read More »
The Democrats’ Patriotism Deficit
We know for a fact that it is a patriotic act for Americans to pay taxes, especially if one is a rich American. The Vice President of the United States said so when he was campaigning for the office. Not only did Joe Biden make such a remark, but he would later angrily defend his statement after it caused something of a stir, as Biden’s remarks often do. The | Read More »
Palin op-ed makes the case for ANWR drilling
In a StarTibune op-ed published today (also released as a statement by her office last month), Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin makes the case for drilling in ANWR. Here is a brief excerpt: I AM DISMAYED THAT LEGISLATION HAS AGAIN BEEN INTRODUCED in Congress to prohibit forever oil and gas development in the most promising unexplored petroleum province in North America — the coastal plain of the Arctic | Read More »
Obama’s Stealth Defense Cuts
Late last night we asked “Is Obama preparing to cut the defense budget?” All we had to work with at the time were personal observations by some who had seen a Fox News report that the president had asked the Pentagon to slash defense spending by 10%. The story had not yet been posted on the FNC website at that late hour.
Is Obama preparing to cut the defense budget?
Ace says he saw it on Fox News, but at this hour, there’s nothing about it on the FNC website. The best source Ace could find is the pay-per-view site InsideDefense.com NewsStand, the services of which I haven’t paid to view. But there’s been considerable speculation that Obama will make cuts in defense. In fact, he has promised to do so. If he intends to | Read More »
Gitmo detainee problem solved!
Now here’s the best idea I’ve heard all day: With the President ordering the closing of Guantanamo Bay, the question arises: what to do with the prisoners there? Of course, there are some on the left that think they need to be released. This, despite ongoing reports of former detainees returning to terrorism. However, let’s assume that the administration recognizes that the bad guys are bad guys | Read More »
Journalists lie down with Obama, wake up with fleas
What happens when a campaign media operation designed for message control moves into the White House, from which accurate and timely information is expected? Media FAIL The Obama administration has more problems than just with whitehouse.gov, the official White House website. The press office got off to a rocky start on day one, and day two wasn’t any better. Then there were e-mail problems, followed by a dustup over access for | Read More »
Sarah Palin in the eye of the beholder
Since the debut of SarahPAC yesterday, there’s been renewed speculation that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin intends to make a run for the White House, perhaps as early as 2012. If such a run is indeed in the cards, where will the pundits place her on the political spectrum? The answer to that question depends on which pundit you choose to believe.
Palin has NOT filed for a 2012 presidential run
How do we know? Well, we actually bothered to call the FEC for confirmation of what this page on its website is all about. Some folks were getting a little carried away on the web over this.
She got PAC: The latest on Sarah Palin
Gov. Sarah Palin now has a political action committee. It’s called, naturally enough, SarahPAC. The PAC’s website, SarahPAC.com, just went up on the web.
Government giveth, government taketh away
One campaign promise that Detroit’s struggling automakers were hoping that Obama would not keep was his pledge to allow individual states to set their own fuel economy and vehicle emissions standards. Unfortunately for the once-big three, it appears that the president will grant California and at least a dozen other states the authority to put their own restrictions on tailpipe emissions and set individual requirements | Read More »
“I don’t believe that people should be able to own guns.”
You would think that a president who taught constitutional law would understand one of the most basic constitutional concepts. But a look at the Obama Administration’s version of the White House website whitehouse.gov reveals that this may not be the case. In the section of the site under Our Government —> The Constitution, there is a brief discussion of the Bill of Rights, and then | Read More »
Army throws native WWII vets under the bus
There are only 26 surviving members of the Alaska Territorial Guard, a unit composed of mostly Native militiamen which was established to guard the territory of Alaska from the threat of Japanese attack during World War II. The militia was deemed necessary because Japan had made incursions into the Aleutians and occupied some of the islands in 1942. Now the Army, in its bureaucratic wisdom, | Read More »
Media Wars: The Bampire Strikes Back
The newly-minted president took some shots at congressional Republicans Friday. When they expressed their concerns about his stimulus package, he basically told them what they could do to themselves. In not so many words, the messiah/president told them to perform an act which is socially unacceptable and physically impossible. Then Professor Obama proceeded to lecture the rebel scum, advising them that they should stop listening to conservative | Read More »