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 »
Meghan McCain on THAT WOMAN.
What annoys me about this Meghan McCain article (via here) is not that I feel the urge to get a red pen (or perhaps an old priest and a young priest*). Coherent writing on the Internet is not… precisely unknown; but neither is it particularly reliable. You have to accept that there are a lot of people out there who cannot really write. Some of | 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 Heartbreak of Palin Derangement Syndrome.
It’s sad that this needs to be brought up, but it must: it would appear that the Netroots – as per their continuing habit of acting as if the American political system was identical to a pre-Giuliani Times Square peep show emporium – has gotten themselves in a bit of a scrape, again. Specifically, they spent several cheerful hours hooting and hollering over the way | 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 »
‘Sarah, John! Sarah… from the *ID*!’*
(Via Ed Driscoll) Yes. This is precisely how it comes across. Oh hi there! I was out shooting caribou on the Arctic Cat and saw your synapse lights on, and so I said to myself, “now, gosh darn it, Sarah, you’ve been living inside this nice person’s cerebral cortex for, what is it, almost two years now? By golly, it’s about time you dropped in at their | Read More »