Why New Media exists. (Or, Sarah Palin’s Emails cause insanity!)
A picture is, as they say, worth a thousand words… or, in this case, several pounds’ worth of emails. That picture is of the media, as Justin Hart put it,” jammed and running to the elevator to get the #PalinEmails.” For those wondering, the “#PalinEmails” are… the collected email record of Sarah Palin when she was Governor of Alaska, and the media has gone into | Read More »
Obama’s Tucson speech preempted by THAT WOMAN.
Mister President, here’s the bar that you have to clear. It’s a high one. A much higher one than your attendants are telling you that it is. They are almost certainly telling you to concentrate on the ‘blood libel’ comment – which, by the way, will immediately resonate with at least 40% of the population of the country, mostly because it is darned accurate* – | Read More »
Cook gets two out of three right.
Which is not bad for a political prognosticator, actually. Charlie Cook is arguing in his latest column that the President must be hoping that one or more of the following things happen: Unemployment goes down; We not lose the war in Afghanistan; and/or THAT WOMAN gets the Presidential nomination. …if the President wants to be reelected. First off: amazing what two years of institutionalized blithering | Read More »
THAT WOMAN 1, Wall Street Journal 0.
The executive summary: Former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin has an upcoming speech in which she criticizes a plan to institute ‘[quantitative*] easing,’ which is in this case basically the practice of creating money via buying our own debt (this particular example of the practice is usually called ‘QE2′ by the papers, apparently because the term is more confusing to people than simply calling it ‘[quantitative] | Read More »
The THAT WOMAN election tracker.
I saw this last week; the Washington Post has put up a Palin Endorsements Tracker to track, well, former Governor Sarah Palin’s endorsements. So far, of the 42 that they list: 20 primary wins, 10 primary losses, 6 still to be determined (this includes Miller up in AK, as the primary isn’t officially concluded up there yet), and 6 no-primary. That works out to two-to-one | Read More »
Union murder apologist upset at being called a thug.
AFL-CIO head thug Dick Trumka is worried about THAT WOMAN’s ‘poisonous‘ rhetoric. The thug feels that a June speech in which she referred to ‘union thugs’ hit a little too close to home is an incitement to violence: “And down in Tyler, Texas, she’s talking about — and I quote — ‘union thugs.’ What? Her husband’s a union man. Is she calling him a thug? | Read More »
Palin and Reagan and bears, oh my.
Not to be mean-spirited about this, but it’s at times like this that Arianna Huffington demonstrates that she has a black-box approach to understanding Americans*. In discussing the inexplicable (to her) attraction so many people have towards THAT WOMAN, Arianna wrote: It’s not Palin’s positions people respond to — it’s her use of symbols. Mama grizzlies rearing up to protect their young? That’s straight out | Read More »
The American Prospect: Trig Troofers?
For those who don’t know – lucky you – “Trig Troofers” are people who believe that former Governor Sarah Palin did not actually give birth to her son Trig Palin; they instead believe that the child is Bristol Palin’s, despite the fact that Ms. Palin herself had a child at about the same time*. This has thus become a particularly bizarre conspiracy theory, on the | Read More »
Do you agree with the State Department, Ambassador Huntsman?
It’s widely rumored that Jon Huntsman (former Republican governor of Utah, and current ambassador to the People’s Republic of China) has future political ambitions: I submit that those ambitions will quickly die the True Death if he does not address the recent ridiculousness over our State Department apologizing to the People’s Republic of China for Arizona’s enforcement of the government’s own illegal immigration policy. Because | Read More »
This is not actually cognitive dissonance.
‘This’ being this picture (H/T Hot Air): In order it to be cognitive dissonance, the people involved would have to have an internal conflict about the idea that they were simultaneously: declaring their area to be ‘hate’-free; and wishing for a woman’s death. Given recent history, it is too charitable to suggest that any of them have managed to have gotten so far as to | Read More »
These people are simply *insane*.
You know, I had a fairly elaborate rant planned out over this bizarre Leno/Palin applause faux-scandal Allahpundit found (no direct link: frankly, the original ‘revelation’ was porn – and boring, over-specialized porn at that) and was likewise gobsmacked over – but I realized that my last paragraph was all that you needed for a response. So here it is: So, how far into Crazyland has | Read More »
Ah, former Governor Palin?
A few days ago Sissy Willis asked a very interesting question: Will Sarah Palin endorse Scott Brown? I’ve been thinking about it a bit; and while I can see the arguments both pro and con, I think that it’s time that Sarah Palin did. You have to speculate to accumulate, after all. So let’s light this candle. Moe Lane PS: Scott Brown for US Senate. | Read More »
A year since the Wasilla Church Burning…
…which, as a reminder, was a deliberate, premeditated attempt to murder women and children via arson; and there has been no progress in the investigation since the last time I checked. In fact, despite the fact that somebody tried to burn down a church as part of a political statement – I am uninterested in feeding the delusions of those who would argue otherwise* – | Read More »
Governor-elects Christie, McDonnell fib at the RGA shindig.
They were asked why they didn’t bring in former Governor Sarah Palin to campaign for them in Virginia & New Jersey, and both of them made what are entirely excusable fibs about scheduling conflicts and the need to stay focused on state-specific problems. Come, I will hide nothing from you: they didn’t bring her in because both of them concluded that her reputation had taken | Read More »
Stimulus/Response Watch: THAT WOMAN.
Seldom does the universe line up so perfectly. Jonah Goldberg: Slate magazine is just one of the countless media outlets convulsing with St. Vitus’ Dance over that demonic succubus Sarah Palin. In its reader forum, The Fray, one supposed Palinophobe took dead aim at the former Alaska governor’s writing chops, excerpting the following sentence from her book: “The apartment was small, with slanting floors and | Read More »
Sarah Palin’s new book has no index.
So says Andrew Malcolm, and if true, that is probably the funniest thing that I’ve read all day*. But what Going Rogue: An American Life will have is this: e) She settles scores with some of those brave McCain folks who as genuine teammates in battle anonymously leaked unhelpful things about her to journalists during the campaign. Ms. P helpfully provides their names. Andrew’s one | Read More »
Quote of the Day, Sarah Palin edition.
On allegations that she requested that unofficial Jon Corzine ally Chris Daggett drop out of the New Jersey race, the former governor replied: So, to the good people of New Jersey, please know that Daggett’s claims are false. I’ve never even suggested he should drop out of the race. …wait for it, wait for it… But, come to think of it… Ouch. You want to | Read More »
Palin boosts Boehner’s health care address.
Via her Facebook account, of course: Mark my words – tomorrow is the game changer! Tune in to hear common sense solutions that bury the false accusations that conscientious members of Congress have no solutions to meet America’s health care challenges. If you’re like me, shaking your head wondering why all the miscommunication between Washington and the American people who have been saying, “Please hear | Read More »
(Via Hot Air) The Democrats in this Politico piece about former Gov. Palin and the VA/NJ races are spouting nonsense about her long term appeal*, of course – they’re aware as I am that she’s going to be very much in demand in Congressional races where the Democratic incumbent is holding down a seat in a district that McCain or Bush won. Of which there | Read More »
It has now been *ten* months since the Wasilla Church Burning.
I posted on this three months ago – and in those three months: if there has been anything done by the current government in investigating this hate crime that would merit an update, I haven’t found it. Somebody attempted to murder several women and children via arson, and it’s becoming depressingly clear that that person (or persons) has gotten away with it clean. This offends | Read More »