The truth regarding Sarah Palin’s new grandson [PARODY]
Eighteen-year-old Bristol Palin, daughter of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, has given birth to a 7 pound 7 ounce baby boy, Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston, the first child of Bristol and fiancé Levi Johnston. I can only guess with a fair degree of scientific certainty what is going through noted and confused blogger A. Sullivan’s mind: A-HA! Seven pounds! Seven ounces! Yea, though the number seven | Read More »
David Brooks, the NYT Oncologist
I’ve a few thoughts before I see my Oncologist this afternoon. Identity-confused New York Times columnist David Brooks once played an oncologist, as reprinted triumphantly in the Huffington Post: [Sarah Palin] represents a fatal cancer to the Republican party. When I first started in journalism, I worked at the National Review for Bill Buckley. And Buckley famously said he’d rather be ruled by the first | Read More »
Alaska: Don Young wins; Ted Stevens is now losing
Alaska Congressman Don Young has won his reelection fight against Democrat Ethan Berkowitz. That’s one less for Nancy’s majority, but at this point, it doesn’t matter a whit. At least the seat stays Republican and, with an entrenched Governor Sarah Palin, Alaska Republicans can find a candidate to primary him in two years. Ted Stevens is not faring so well in his battle to retain | Read More »
Team McCain sends Chris Matthews a copy of the Constitution
The MSNBC noisemaker Chris Matthews recently blasted Sarah Palin for remarks she had made to children regarding the role of the Vice President in the Senate, suggesting that the veep could have a policy role. Matthews screamed at McCain spokeswoman Nancy Pfotenhauer that Sarah didn’t understand the Constitution, that all the veep could do was to break ties in the Senate. That is the only | Read More »
McCain is entertained by “leading conservatives” who trash Palin
Finding a Politico.com story via Google News, we learn of John McCain’s “amazement” at the way Sarah Palin is being treated by some conservatives. Several leading conservatives, including columnists Kathleen Parker of National Review and David Brooks of the New York Times, have questioned McCain’s judgment in selecting Palin. [emphasis my own] Leading conservatives: Kathleen Parker and David Brooks? That’s a bit o’ hyperbole, as | Read More »
The big Palin protest in Alaska!
Alaskans evidently revile Sarah Palin. Yeah, surprised me as well, but those Alaskans are taking to the streets of Juneau. From Sunday’s Juneau Empire: Juneau residents staged a protest in front of the state Capitol on Saturday, urging the rest of the country to say “thanks but no thanks” to Gov. Sarah Palin’s campaign to be vice president. “We are the constituents who know what | Read More »
Sarah Palin won last nights debate, and the LAT’s response confirms it
The myopic editorialists at the Los Angeles Times must think Sarah Palin defeated Joe Biden in Thursday night’s vice presidential debate. Their post-debate editorial, when read between the lines, indicates as much: Gov. Sarah Palin shared a stage with Sen. Joe Biden and for 90 minutes skirted the edge of the abyss but avoided the plunge. Luckily for her, their debate Thursday night avoided serious | Read More »
re: What will Tina Fey do now?
These people are wasting our time, Josh. When confronted with a contrary proof, they dig in, retrenching themselves merely by digging it deeper. I think most of it is the natural reaction of a lightweight, though it seems some lingering Romney nonsense has compounded matters. For the sake of honesty — PLEASE! — I went into last night’s debate with some trepidation. It would be | Read More »
What will Tina Fey do now?
From an Associated Press analysis of last night’s debate: Given Palin’s performance, the debate begged one last question: What does Tina Fey do now? Given Palin’s performance last night, what is the AP going to do now?
Some in the media invent a McCain-Palin contradiction
This is media slime. Sarah Palin was in a Philadelphia restaurant when some guy asked her, basically, she thought our government should fight terrorism. Here’s the exchange, according to Jake Tapper: As Palin was glad handling, a man named Michael Rovito, wearing a Temple University t-shirt, approached Palin “How about the Pakistan situation?” he asked her. “What’s your thoughts about that.” “In Pakistan?” she asked. | Read More »
Sarah Palin and the sexist foreign leaders
The Obama campaign and the major media have scoffed at Sarah Palin for having met no heads of foreign governments prior to this week, yet from this AP article asserting that the McCain campaign is running the State of Alaska these days, we hear from Lt. Governor Sean Parnell, who is giving some of Palin’s speeches, etc: “I’m speaking several more times a week — | Read More »
Off the deep end: Chuck Rangel calls Sarah Palin, “disabled.”
Check it out: In a CBS 2 HD exclusive interview, Rep. Rangel called Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin “disabled.” The question was simple: Why are the Democrats so afraid of Palin and her popularity? The answer was astonishing. “You got to be kind to the disabled,” Rangel said. That’s right. The chairman of the powerful House Ways & Means Committee called Palin disabled — | Read More »
Republican Senator declares Palin unqualified
From the Associated Press, we get this headline: GOP senator: A ‘stretch’ to say Palin is qualified. The story itself? Well, the senator is “Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel.” Go figure.
AP writer borrows from Axelrod’s peeps to distort Palin
In an article steeped in mischaracterizations and mistruths, the Associated Press’ Beth Fouhy distorted Governor Sarah Palin’s words then contradicts herself with the actual quote she distorts. After Governor Palin spoke highly of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, Obama mouthpiece Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Florida) uttered: “Sarah Palin should spare us the phony sentiment and respect. Governor Palin accused Senator Clinton of whining.” Beth Fouhy then wrote: Palin praised | Read More »
A Dem defends Palin and Christianity
At a speech in a church several months ago, Sarah Palin invoked God! “Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right. Also, for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending [U.S. soldiers] out on a task that is from God,” she exhorted the congregants. “That’s what we have to make sure that we’re praying for, | Read More »
Election 2008: Is this about issues or personalities?
Jim Vandehei is at it again. The former WashPost-er, now with Politico.com, teamed up with John Harris last week to throw together the inestimably weak 6 things Palin pick says about McCain. (1. He’s desperate; 2. He’s willing to gamble — bigtime; 3. He’s worried about the political implications of his age; 4. He’s not worried about the actuarial implications of his age; 5. He’s | Read More »
McCain/Palin Casting for new voters
Even the Brits, whose politics are not ours, get it, as evidence by this post from London’s Daily Telegraph broadsheet. On Friday night in Sterling Heights, Mr McCain’s selection of Mrs Palin appeared to have utterly transformed his campaign and made easier the task of converting Reagan Democrats to McCain Democrats. Even some Canadians, like Dr. Salim Mansur, an Associate Professor of Political Science at | Read More »
Trashing Palin to get at McCain
The media’s almost bloodthirsty clubbing of Governor Sarah Palin is not so much about damaging her and removing the excitement she brings to the electorate as it is about trying to convince the voting public not to trust John McCain. (Even if some do not know this, they are doing this at David Axelrod’s cue.) But with the selection of Sarah Palin as his running | Read More »
NEW INFO: The Palin nomination is DOOMED.
Amidst the New York Times’ concerns that John McCain picked Sarah Palin to be his running mate without fully vetting her – at least not enough to discover that her daughter was pregnant, her husband got a DUI two decades ago, and she defended her sister against an abusive lout – comes word of something McCain did know. This was from the report sent to | Read More »
Can the Palin pick be a game changer?
I have to remind you, and myself, that it is only the veep pick. When has any veep pick made a real difference in an election? Of course, when has any election been like this one? The Democrats have made history by nominating an African American, a half-term Senator, to head their ticket, and a blowhard plagiarist at #2; the Republicans have countered with a | Read More »