After 4 years of slick-talking-Obama-Mania, I think the time will come when we
will be clamoring for the return of an honest-to-goodness-plain-talking-Sarah
Palin.Can you believe the current government spending borrowed
stimulus money building roads and bridges, etc. and then taxing anyone who
pollutes the air by driving cars and trucks, or uses heating fuel, or
manufactures because of Global-Warming?Why get an education for a
high-paying job? Just apply for a job building roads, and go back to using
horse-drawn wagons!Wake up and smell the gas fumes!!
I am so glad that she resigned. She will no longer be able to make a mockery of
this great nation.
My biggest problem is that I, as a reasonably intelligent observer, am able to
watch television and read the news, and say that I dislike Olbermann and Maher,
am all right with Jon Stewart, thought Tina Fey was hilarious, admire George
Will as a very intelligent person who I strongly disagree with, had a similar
attitude towards O'Reilly until I read his book, and greatly dislike Hannity,
Limbaugh, Beck, and above all Coulter.And yet the other side seems
capable of only saying liberal=bad, conservative=good, with no further analysis
necessary.And @You Paleolibs | 6:53 a.m, you're right, most of my
neighbors went to state colleges, shop at WalMart, and enjoy camping, hunting,
etc. They are great people who I really like. But, for some reason, I just
fail to believe that because they have a similar culture, race, history,
religion, or set of beliefs about the future of our country as I have means I
would want to support them for President.Finally, from what I have
seen, Obama is a good husband and father in a monogamous marriage, so in my
mind, he remains a moral person among most politicians.
BTW. Mitt Romney supported and raised his family before he went into politics.
He said he had been taught to do it that way. And he wasn't even a mother.
I'd like to know how she is such a good example of conservative values and such
a good mother when she went into politics when she should have stayed home with
her kids. And then gone into politics after they had been raised.
Typical liberal. Just throw stones, don't back it up with any logic, facts, or
... well, anything. Just call the other side stupid and walk away feeling
smug.Can't wait 'til the next Civil War.
Drudge reported today Michell's purse cost $6000. How much did Palin spend
before McCain's people said things to the press? Hear any "Billary" jokes
lately.Conservatives are wimps. This is why so many dodged the
"Palin mistreated"...We can only hope so! She deserves every bit of
To Old School,Are you talking about religion or the government of
our country? Or can you tell the difference?You see, those of us
with a brain know the difference.
To all that chose to express themselves on this topic - that have an attention
span beyond 6 mins, and have the ability to see beyond the tip of their nose to
at least the horizon:"ah, listen ..." (heard that before?)You chose
to drink the "sweet cool-aid" mixed by the charming puppet with the big ears,
and now all Americans will pay for it - including future generations.I
call that JUSTICE because we no longer seek the GRACE of God (that is
foolishness to those of you that don't recognize The Holy Trinity).Because
you swallowed the stuff of "It's not about character - it's about issues ..."
and didn't even recognize that THE most important issue was/is CHARACTER - we as
a nation are experiencing a deadly rising tide that might as well be a tsunami.
Sell your soul to the devil, move to a place with an abundance of
freeloaders, and you to can become a puppet of world-wide renown that will
escape normal scrutiny.4 U "deep-thinkers", look up HUMANISM, and ask
yourself: Did I taste that in the "cool-aid"?It's a slippery slope we're
Why are republicans still defending Palin so adamantly. IMO she lost the
election for the republicans. I was seriously considering voting for mccain
before she was nominated. She was obviously unqualified, she had next too no
diplomacy, was a terribly ignorant public speaker. I dont even want too imagine
her trying to discuss middle eastern affairs. it would be a disaster. She seemed
to be the perfect person too lead a high school pep rally but not the next in
line fro the presidency of this country. In the end she simply showed she was
unqualified for the position she was nominated for and its a shame she has
stayed in the spotlight for this long, she should have withdrew her nomination
and stayed in alaska until she was better prepared for the scrutiny of the
Sarah wasn't mean enough, deceptive enough, crooked enough, to be in politics.
The lefties on here make my stomach literally turn. She shouldn't have been
treated so shamefully. I agree with George. This country is in trouble. I'm
ashamed of most of our politicians of both parties. I'm sickened by the
stronghold of the liberal media. If one is a good, moral, honest person, it is
almost impossible to be elected today. If elected, the politician soon gets so
full of him/herself, they turn into a big headed buffoon. I personally think
that SP has a lot on her plate now with her baby boy...who needs a lot of care.
I'm willing to let go of Barney Frank to never see Palin in politics again.
can't believe the author actually used Palin and "competent leader" in the same
sentence.Author must have been talking about someone else and got
confused, or is more ignorant than Palin...you people crack me up!!!
George hit it right on the money. Reading the comments it amazes me how so many
people can be so easily duped by the media.
To A few thoughts..."thoughts" is a misnomer. Thinking obviously had
very little to do with what you posted.
To KJB - you're right, if Palin were a Democrat, she would have received attacks
from the right - that's the game. But attacks from low-life, lightly talented
folks like Tina Fey and Letterman?To Ernest T. Bass - you want 4
more years of Obama? Are we living in the same country? Are you insane?To Updated Resume - you do realize that Obama didn't finish his term (or
anything else) or serve the people of Illinois, right?To Liberty -
Agree that Hannity, Beck, etc can be divisive. But ever listen to Hightower,
Stephanie Miller, AL FRANKEN? The left has their spin-masters, too.To Seriously - Most American's DO believe the earth was flooded, or at least
substantially flooded at the time of Noah. No one is sure about the dinosaurs,
but the iron-clad, documented falacies of carbon dating have added to the
confusion. Pottery once thought to be millions of years old, is now believed to
be more like hundreds of years old. We don't have all the answers.BTW, I don't think Palin is the right choice, but I agree she was treated
differently because she was Republican.
She was put up as the GOP's best candidate for VP, and ever since, all she has
done is prove to be a huge disappointment. She is not smart, not worldly, not
politically savvy, not ANYTHING you need to be, to be in the White House.We ridicule for good reason.AM
You've been sucked into Democrat elitism. As long as you're (1) a
natural-born citizen (2) over age 35, and (3) resident in the US for at least 14
years, you are every bit as qualified as those presidents with their heads on
Mt. Rushmore, perhaps MORE qualified than the current president -- he seems to
be hiding something dealing with (1).It's elitist Democrats that
want to convince you you're not good enough and that that only someone better,
smarter, more Ivy League educated, should be president.I'll take a
real person any day over an empty suit of either party. Unfortunately, that's
all we've been offered recently.That's why so many of us love Sarah.
She's the real deal.
I love Sarah Palin. I just wished her big eyes were blue. Nothing like a
brunettes with big blue eyes. However, I would still vote for her even her eyes
are brown, that is if she were running again for office.
If she accomplished nothing else in her lifetime, she'd still be a success! She
singlehandedly revealed the native dishonesty, meanness, and elitism of the
Eastern Democrat establishment and their lap dogs in the West.She
finally, irrefutably proved that Democrats are NOT for the little guy.
Why do I have to feel sorry for Sarah Palin....She's part of the same Party that
I belong to. The Party...that I'm very upset with. The party that has made
fools of us all...the party that continues to cut off it's nose to spite it's
face. Heck we can't even find someone in our own Party who is true blue GOP and
was born in the party...We actually put a guy on a ticket who was a
Democrat....then decided he was an Independant...then turned around again and
decided no he was a Republican. I can understand being a born again Chritian
but let's be logical here....I don'' believe in Born again Republicans. Then
out of nowhere he throws what was appearing to be an increasingly growing lead
away by pickiing a Polical Klutz as a running mate. Why should I feel sorry for
Sarah Palin.....she brought her dirty laundry with her and tried to conceal it
on the campaign trail. She's not the future of the party...anyone who thinks
she is.....is plain assinine in their thinking.
Wow don't any of you watch Fox News? Or any Utah News? It was pro Palin all
the way. They even cut out parts of Obama's speeches and covered it up with
conservative nonsense. Anyone who thinks all news is biased toward Democrats is
VERY mistaken. The reason she was "crucified" is because she's a moron. Good
for her for being an attack dog or whatever, but the truth is that she couldn't
survive even among ultra-conservative circles because she doesn't know enough
about really anything to even fake it. I think it's
incredibly low to attack her children and that shouldn't have been done.
Although it is pretty funny and ironic that despite her anti-sex ed rantings her
daughter still got pregnant in high school. Obviously her method of teaching
sex education at home didn't work. Good riddance that she's gone. I
could do away with a few other politicians (democrat and republican alike), but
I definitely prefer leaders who know a bit about the lives of those they are
leading, as well as where the countries we are at war with are on a map.
A great example of Repugnantcan 'family values' with the undwed teen mommies
running around the house.She wants to run for public office she sits under
the magnifying glass.
re: To Indefensible | 10:20 | 10:41 a.m. July 7, 2009//Mikey -- What
do you Paleolibs have against PTA members and Girl Scout leaders?Seems a little elitist, to me.Of course, that's your defining
trait.//I'd take Paleolib elitism over Necon Populism anyday and I'm
a Libertarian who shudders @ the thought of either.
...by any means. I have a job commensurate with my education and ability.Sarah Palin is no more qualified for the White House than am I.She
should stick to what she can do well, and that's it. Politics and anything
requiring more than average intelligence is not her calling.Sorry
Mikey -- What do you Paleolibs have against PTA members and Girl Scout
leaders?Seems a little elitist, to me. Of course,
that's your defining trait.
Sarah Palin has no redeeming qualities in the areas of intelligence and
political savoire-faire.She should be a PTA member or Girl Scout
leader.Sorry, but she has failed in every attempt to impress. How
the GOP thought she would be any kind of an asset is mind boggling. But
that's the GOP. Rudderless, passe, irrelevant.Mikey
Looks like some good narcissism up bring. Sometimes it's good to quit before you
put your big foot in your mouth as my old pa once said.
As my mom used to sat to me when I was younger, "Quitters never win & Winners
Palin supporters constantly criticize President Obama, dismiss his moral
values, his patriotism, his religious views, even doubt his citizenship; yet
defend Palin when she quits under pressure. I admired William Buckley, proudly
voted for Ronald Reagan, but Sarah Palin does not represent my conservative
values. And as a Mormon, the disrespect shown towards President Obama does not
reflect my moral values. I was taught to respect our leaders and to be tolerant
. . . are sure up in arms about Sarah Palin. If I knew nothing else about her,
that would recommend her in the highest possible terms.But we do
know a lot about her. Much more than we know about Obama (where was he actually
born, anyway?). And we know she's the real deal, not some stamped, primped,
spun, metrosexual paper doll cutout.I guess that's what bothers you
about her, huh?She went to a state college, like 80% of college
grads. She shops at Wal-Mart, like 80% of the people in the country. She hunts
and camps and has a beautiful, but fallible family, like the vast majority of
Americans.But mostly, she doesn't share your contempt for 80% of
Americans and the Nation they love. The 80% of us that do most of the working,
living, and building up of this country.And who deserve better than
your smarmy, snotty invective.
All complaints filed were frivolous! (Our law must change) One not hired for a
government job files frivolous complaints now democrats joined the game to file
to speak to the press, a loophole to close because of abuse and smearing the
governor. Complaints are carefully investigated but Sarah is forced to defend
herself at great cost and time. Complaints all were petty, wasted government
time, energy and money, tiring Gov. Palin, now finished with personal attacks on
her children. By law they may file and hold a press conference claiming governor
errors. Contempt ruled to defame a governor who only planned to serve but the
deep pile of manure requires thorough investigation as if valid, this year the
system is broke, but a resolution is pending to solve it. I’ve watched the
process for generations and shake my head at such foolishness and pettiness. By
the way, Governor’s difficulty with legislature largely stems from a gal
also from her hometown. It’s strange stuff this year. I enjoy
Deseretnews.com though not expert on Salt Lake and doubt Anchorage was your home
of 60 years history. It may not be as it may appear.
Anyone who listens to Hannity, Beck or Limbaugh has NO RIGHT to claim the media
mistreated Palin. Those boys have spun, misled and maligned to their hearts'
content. Palin was not a "breath of fresh air" for American
politics. She is an example of what is worst in the Republican party. She is
ignorant, arrogant and haughty. She exemplifies the rejection of educated,
rational dialogue. This is a great day for the Republican party. I
hope that one day Republicans can realize that fact, reform their party and
ideology and rationally engage the electorate once again.
Regarding your questions:Sarah Palin values higher education with graduate
degree (is not LDS, no Y, no BYU-ID or BYU-HA) Wasilla debt was two
sidesGolden Gate was “a bridge to nowhere” among many, (one
will be built for a village by law RE air strip regulations). Sarah
suddenly was invited to McCain without his political life history, or a
Liahona.Gov. Palin was new to national politics but DID debate the
lifetime DC politician attorney BIDEN! OBAMA picks press conference
questions, PLANTS his favorites, to control speech-questions he plans to answer.
He only appears to speak with a prepared teleprompter! Begich fired that
Anchorage police chief!Gov. Palin restructured and promoted him BUT HE
REFUSED and QUIT! Who alive today remembers WHEN Dinosaurs lived or what
calendar was used to reckon that TIME? Palin daughters were reared to
respect God’s law and chastity. LDS/other girls make mistakes also. Obama ignorance unbelievable — thinks USA has 60 states!Yes,
Alaska = villages, towns, cities, farms, valleys and mountain cabins like REAL
AMERICA. Your Palin facts” are twisted/opinions and misinformation.
Don’t be the problem, be honorable to correct it when you hear it. Get it?
Palin actually believes that dinosaurs lived 6,000 years ago and that Noah's
Flood really happened. Seriously.She cannot speak a coherent,
complete paragraph on the same subject. She just can't. Some folks think she's
going to get her own TV show. Thoughts of who she'd invite on as guests and
what those on-air conversations with her would be like fills me with the same
emotions you'd experience watching two trains racing headlong toward each other
from a distance. You can't stop the imminent collision. It's completely
horrifying, yet you can't take your eyes off it - it's too darned
fascinating.She has expert knowledge of... what? Palin
is at best an "attitude." She's no leader and she's certainly no visionary.
For all the Palin supporters who think she was mistreated by the Democrats
and the media, McCain's own staff has criticized her as unstable, uninformed,
and difficult. Even McCain and his family have hesitated to issue supportive
statements of Palin since the election. Please stop blaming the Democrats and
the media for Palin. She quit under pressure, and much of that pressure came
from Republicans who knew her best.
Thank you. I completely agree.
Poor, poor Sarah. "Seeking a higher calling". One can only wonder.
There is a whole lot of traffic on this site (nasty anti-Palin) for it to be the
usual readers and posters of the DN comments.
wrz 4:48 P.M.Let's that that:*A Democrat couldn't give
an answer when asked what newspapers they read.*A Democrat was asked
to buy a few outfits for appearances and wound spending over $100,000 of
campaign funds on high-end, frivolous junk.*A Democrat had a spouse
who belonged to an organization that advocated secession from the Union. Not
only that, but said Democrat also recorded a keynote address for their
convention while in high office.*A Democrat accused an opponent of
"pal[ling] around with terrorists" and not being a part of "real America."Do you want to hear more?
The radical right movement is dead.Along with Palin's political career.As it should be.
There is more than one Can of spammed HAM on this blog. I'm for Palin, and you
folks need to back off this fine specimen of a woman.
Time Magazine's website has 5 reason why Sarah may have quit.I
particularly like #2.
Name calling (PALIN) only shows how many of the lowlifes keep marching onto this
blog. And a lotta jealous men out there over a cute and brilliant lady. Get a
At least S. Palin isn't a polygamist and doesn't support them either. We need a
woman like her to run this darn country.
Typical crybaby neoconservative.When the heat's on they quit.
@Fergie 11:58"Good grief, if she can't take the heat, it's good that
she is gone."She's had more "heat" thrown at her than a passel of
regular politicians. The Democrat leaning media was out to get her because she
is talented, energetic, and beautiful. She was a triple threat to the Democrat
party and the press new it. So they went after her. The goal was to keep her
off balance with a continuous flow of lies and half truths."If she
wants to see someone who has been vilified and excoriated, look at Hillary
Clinton."She deserved it and more. Can you picture that half-wit as
president? We dodged a bullet.
I'm sure Sarah Palin's children had a perfectly legitimate reason to be at that
transportation infrastructure subcommittee meeting at the Alaskan taxpayer's
expense.Such stupid, stupid neocons!LOL!
Sarah Palin is not only smart and beautiful but a wonderful woman. It looks like
all the jealous ones came out of the woodwork over Janet's comment earlier--
@KJB | 12:23 a.m.:"If a Democrat did and said the things that Palin
has, you conservatives would be roasting her alive."Please take some
time to explain to everyone just what Palin did and said that she should be
roasted alive.Did you mean having a Downs baby and a grandchild out
of wedlock? Is that your point? She's nothing but another
hypocritical conservative who loves to play the victim,
Hillary Clinton withstood the "mistreatment".Same for Barack Obama, George
W Bush, Mitt Romney, and John McCain.If Sarah Palin can't stand the
same heat as these Presidential candidates, then She fails the first
qualification for the office... toughness.
Sarah Palin and the GOP in General, are all about fluff. They offer us, the real
America people, absolutely nothing.They believe we'll fall for good
looks, winks, and little "cute" phrases such as DOGGON and JOE SIXPACK. However, Palin showed the unique inability to even string two complete
sentences together. Much like George Bush before her, who offered
nothing other than "emotions." America has become wise to the GOP.
Unless they offer solutions, like the Democrats have(more regulation, healthcare
reform, etc) they will continue to fall in both popularity and relevance. GOP, you're time for brainwashing is up. Time for solution making. We're
Just leave it be. Angie, the one who busted you, is a former teacher. She loves
it when she can point out messy and incorrect grammar that looks like Sarah
Palin herself wrote it.Jolene
Michelle Obama purchased her own clothing whereas Sarah Palin's clothing was
purchased by the Republican National Committee and she returned most of it when
not elected. Palin brought her own children into the forefront.
Hey GOP, if Obama truly was not a US citizen you can be assured your
party would have done due diligence it bringing that matter to the public.
I am an attorney and have seen more than enough action to realize that where
there's smoke, there is USUALLY fire.In a slate of ethics cases against
her stacked like cordwood, there might indeed have been a frivolous complaint or
two, but she is being sued for a reason, or reasons. No way all of them are
bogus. There were all kinds of misdeeds in her messy handling of "troopergate"
(the situation with her former brother-in-law) and other incidents.The
fact is that those in power can (not all do) mistakenly confuse their position
with one of impunity. Well, the microscope is indiscriminant in it's
findings.She doesn't appear smart enough to be able to separate her
position with the workings of the real world. Yeah, she can sign bills, and cut
ribbons, and push the day-to-day buttons, but I'm afraid that isn't enough.
Certainly not enough to be second in command.People that get nailed on the
broad field of ethics issues are often found to have more than one breach. It's
statistically proven.She's bad news, under all that fluff.A.D.C.
Palin has duped her fellow right-wingers more thorougly than Hatch and Bennett.
Ha ha ha ha ha.
Most of the ethics complaints against Sarah Palin were totally frivolous, and
it's unfortunate that they were brought against her in the first place.
However, she might have had the common sense to recognize that they were
baseless and that she would be exonerated without having to shell out big bucks
for a lawyer.Sarah Palin may not be corrupt or unethical, but she is
power hungry and divisive. If someone falls from her good graces, she fights
them tooth and nail, sometimes to the detriment of her constituents. (She did a
lot to derail this year's legislative session with her personal vendettas.) And
her every move since the middle of last year seems to be part of some plan to
get her to the White House. She's lost sight of what matters to Alaskans, and
that disconnect shows in her plummeting approval ratings. Alaskans are
fortunate to trade Palin for Parnell, who will do the job with less hoopla and
more actual effort.
It was McCain's people who first complained about Palin's spending.
Your discomfort and agony are a tonic for our own pain, that born of 8 years of
your irresponsible stupidity. Your pacing to-and-fro makes us laugh. The
veins popping out of your neck as you flail wildly at all things Democratic
bring comic relief.Your fist-shaking, like so many angry villagers,
soothes our own woes. Your blind defense of the GOP and all it's buffoons,
resplendant in their flip-flops bring joy to our lives as we mop up behind the
last GOP President for quite some time to come.We feel your pain and
we enjoy it. We roll on the ground in laughter as you curse us. We need
not turn to television, movies, or comedy clubs for mirth and elation. We have
only to find our way into these forums, and watch as you splatter yourselves
into the giant bug-zapper of life.Please...PLEASE...keep your gifts
coming.Laughter is indeed the best medicine, and what better source
of comedy than our own GOP.All of you fit into one tiny car.MikeyMike
Q: Why has the GOP distanced itself from Sarah Palin?
Fox, Rush and Beck could convince most conservatives that a fish is a dog.I really believe Palin speaks your English. Karl Rove distanced himself
from her. I can tell many here haven't read what Alaskans, who she governed are
saying about Palin. She won't be missed by may. :-)Us liberals have
a saying: "Winners never quit and quitters never win." In the army
we had a term for those who retreat under fire: "cowards." Obama
grew up black. He had set backs but her never quit.
Utah school product, are we?"Dought"? Sorry, it's "doubt"."Click"?
Apologies, it's "clique".Better use spell check, or ask a student from
Wyoming to help you with your submissions.Angeline
"Palin gets crucified because she buys a couple of expensive dresses.Michelle gets praised every time she shows up in a new outfit.Now who's
the hypocrite?"Drudge reported on the cost of Michell's tennis
shoes. You folks are a great source of humor. :-)
the only thing Pain is a victim of is her own delusions of grander
..to the myriad attacks by GOP on the likes of Amy Carter and countless others.
But, after all, we are entitled to our opinions. However, the GOP opinion is
irrelevant, so therefore we ask that no further republican-biased opinions be
printed here.We demand that only left-leaning sentiment be ackowledged,
and that the GOP and all it's card-carrying members admit their completely
worthless inadequacy and come over to the good side.We submit that
missives from staunch, vein-necked, blood-eyed right-wingers, agonizing over
their perceived Armageddon-at-hand be ignored and tossed into the ash can.We have no room for republicans here. They are not welcome, in Utah, Alaska,
or anywhere else.Sorry, Bub.We had to put up with
unmatched and boundless irresponsibility from your kind for 8 years, and we're
kinda sick of it.If your party sticks Saraqh Palin in our face, and claims
she is the best thing going for the office of VP, then you deserve all the flak
you're going to get.Go cool off and have a beer.Alex
And another: She said serving as governor of Alaska was "the greatest honor
that [she] could imagine" but that she was leaving for some unspecified "higher
calling". Huh? Please tell me how people are inspired by her.
Just look at this feeding frenzy, when we heard (no dought from a click of
liberal's) that Sarah Palin mistreated?, as in perhaps tie me, whip me, beat me
then make me read the internet?. The only mistreatment Sarah Palin got was from
the GOP themself, McCain and Mitt Romney, SNL, David Letterman, Jay Leno, and
the liberal news media.
Whatever you think of Palin, did you notice how unintentionally ironic her
resignation speech was? "We need those who will respect our
Constitution," she said, even though she doesn't feel like fulfilling her oath
of office in which she swore to uphold the Constitution. She praised the troops
because "they don't give up" in a speech announcing that she was quitting!And somehow people see her as a victim?
What's the deal with conservatives and second-place beauty contestants?
I am a "lefty" if you will. I don't live, and have never lived in a sewer. But I
decided to take a peek into one. And there was the ghost of arms-gifting Ronald
Reagan, and sitting next to him was George Bush.I tried to talk to them,
but was drowned out by some inane hollering, and I realized that Sean Hannity
and Rush Limbaugh were competing for the hand-in-marriage of Ann Coulter.When I finally got them to shut up so I could come to grips with it all, there
was this incessant banging coming from Sarah Palin, who was begging to be
admitted, saying it was the only place she felt comfortable.Joe in Provo
..but the rest of the world sees exactly what she is.A previous poster is
absolutely correct, that her leaving office is due in large part to astronomical
legal bills battling back breaches of ethics cases.If she were ethical,
none of this would have happened.Better to be exposed now while she is in
no position to do harm to our nation.What a problematic existence she
leads.What a poor choice to represent the Republican party. What a poor
choice for ANYTHING.Good riddance.Go take care of your kids and stay
away from the public eye. We will be eternally grateful.LavondaClearfield
The comedians make fun of both political parties so your argument is weak at
best. At least honestly ended with a "can't we all get along" while you proved
his point by wanting to fight, nice job.
Letterman IS funny. And so is your defense of the ditziest broad on Earth.Someone once asked Sarah Palin if she listened to AM radio, and she said she
doesn't usually get out of bed until noon.The political world is fortunate
to be well rid of that pretender and improvident lack-wit.Mike
She is indeed truly brilliant...if you are a Democrat.Thank you.Laura
Ill be the first to admit that Palins is definitely not the best candidate to
fron the GOP, but despite her flaws and shortcomings, there has been a
disgusting barrage of insults and low blows coming from the sumbags on the left.
Much more so than anything the right has ever put out against a Lib candidate.
Letterman, a washed up has-been who is not remotely funny, sunk to a new low
with his comments about Palin's daughter being "knocked up" at a baseball game,
and all we heard were collective crickets chirping away on the left as none of
the hypocrites from NOW or any other lefty organization decried his disgusting
comments. If anyone on the right had said such a thing, Jackson and Sharpton
would be marching in the streets and the media outlets would all be calling for
a resignation. The bias is glaringly apparent, and the lefties in this country
should be ashamed for their hypocritical party first slimy tactics. Palin is no
genius, but she doesnt deserve the disgusting personal attacks she's been
hammered with. The left in this country should crawl back into the sewers they
Sarah sure snaps the suspenders of all the libs. Makes me think she can whip
all the snotty little effetes. Kind of like the hysterical attacks on Reagan.
Everything that could be considered admirable, the left has
attacked. For instance, she got a degree after 6 years, shows tenacity to me,
she has a beautiful little baby boy who would have been aborted by a lib, her
family's lives will be enhanced by the little guy. I like the way the whole
family is raising him. Dad, kids and all. She speaks in a colloqial
(sp)language, very populace.By the way, she has the highest ratings of all
GOP contenders, 78%. And if you think the GOP is dead and gone, you are totally
deluded, 3 more years of recession and inflation and dictators biting our ankles
and the populace will be begging for the conservatives to take over again
despite their missteps. 8 years (since Pelosi takeover) of GOP wandering in the
wilderness, and they will have repented of their spendthrift ways and will
return to good governance.
What is there to say when Fox News contributor Liz Trotta makes the following
comments on 'Johnny's Dollar Space'"The woman is inarticulate,
undereducated . . . a lot of this criticism is well-deserved." "What
do you think William F. Buckley would have thought about her as the standard
bearer for the Conservative Party?""I think all the liberal stylists
. . . really have a case. She just begs for adjectives like flaky and wacky"" . . . this is a woman who has used her good looks and her gender to
really get ahead in the political world, that's something the men don't want to
admit, and certainly not the women.""We're not talking about a great
stateman of profound experience . . . We're talking about somebody who, right
from the get-go, has been a flashy person who gets into a lot of trouble and
really has no credentials for any job." It sounds that the greatest
contempt is coming from mainstream Republicans who are battling the Far Right
elements of their Party for the future. Let's be clear about this.
Obama was born in Hawaii which is a state of the union just like Alaska.
Yes Palin was mistreated by the gutter slime left wing liberals but Palin was
also a light weight who should have never accepted McCain invitation for VP.
. . . quoting the old adage about getting out of the kitchen? How politically
incorrect! If I said that about Hillary Clinton, the feminazis
would be on me like white on rice!How degrading! How insulting to
women! How insensitive! To suggest a woman's place is in the
kitchen!I guess it's only OK if you're talking about a Neocon.
10 thumbs up for Sarah Palin. A truly brilliant WOMAN!
As a loyal Democrat, let me unequivocally that Democrats did not destroy Sarah
Palin because we were afraid of her. I promise you, that's not true. I don't
know a single Democrat who wouldn't be thrilled at the prospect of a Sarah Palin
candidacy. I imagine Republicans would be equally thrilled if the Democratic
candidate for the Presidency had been Cindy Sheehan. I also can't
imagine Sarah having any real political future. The people of Alaska elected
her to do a job. She quit. Spin it however you like; she had a chance to
govern, and decided it was too much trouble.
"She's a natural born citizen, above the age of 35, who's been a resident of the
US for more than 14 years. That's all the qualification the Constitution
requires (which, by the way, Obama has yet to prove)."Palin has yet to
prove these things. I havent seen her birth certificate. Bla bla bla...
Good grief, if she can't take the heat, it's good that she is gone. If she wants
to see someone who has been villified and excoriated, look at Hillary
Clinton.To those who say, "she is beautiful and talented", that's
great. But that doesn't mean she should be in political office! Let's get
someone in who has education and brains.
Palin is busy making book deals, speaking engagements, and other things the
Religious Right likes to do in the name of "God."It's all about $$$.Neocons worship money more than God and that's why they lose again and again
at the polls. Not EVERYONE is a stupid as the Right wing.
Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell of Alaska said Sunday that Gov. Sarah Palin’s
decision to resign was largely prompted by the personal legal costs of the
ethics investigations against her.Well looky here.I'm no political
genius, but it strikes me that if one behaved in an unquestionably ethical
manner, one wouldn't need to spend millions defending onesself.And
that whole flap about her brother-in-law, and how she was so misguided in seeing
to his dismissal.What a piece of work that Sarah Palin is.Thank the
good Lord that she is getting out of the spotlight. What a loser.Michael
Mike Richards,We democrats are not in the least bit scared of Sarah
Palin. We are, however, scared of the people who unironically fall under the
spell of her folksy wink, and claim to find wisdom and virtue in the nonsense
that pours forth every time she opens her mouth.
Yes, she is attractive. But the rest of your take is as without merit as Sarah
Palin is without intelligence, class, and political savvy.Larene
"Sarah Palin is smart and beautiful so therefore she is hated by many lowlife
simpletons. She would make an excellent USA president"Really? Why
would she make an excellent president? Because she is beautiful? Smart? Really?
Because, I would ask, how do you define smart?Sometimes, I
understand why people like Janet are card carrying repubs. They are lacking so
much, I don't know where to begin.A. Barns
What? Are you the related to the letter writer?She would without any
shadow of a doubt, NOT make an "excellent USA president".Did you post this
just to get a reaction? If so, the reaction is that you should seek help.Poor Janet. Poor blind Janet.Sarah
. . . swill aside -- Sarah Palin is as qualified as any other candidate for the
office of Vice-President, or President, of the United States.She's a
natural born citizen, above the age of 35, who's been a resident of the US for
more than 14 years. That's all the qualification the Constitution requires
(which, by the way, Obama has yet to prove).Most of the electorate
in this country do not believe one should have to graduate from Harvard or Yale,
or be a community organizer or have six months' experience as a Senator to
qualify for the office. Most Presidents have not gone to Ivy League schools,
but have been successful Governors, generals, or businessmen, prior to
election.That's what most of us want. A real person. Not the
homogenized, spun, managed, non-character we've been fed recently.You know, someone like Lincoln. Or Sarah Palin.
Sarah Palin is smart and beautiful so therefore she is hated by many lowlife
simpletons. She would make an excellent USA president.
The real problem with this country is that the silent, non voting majority is
too apathetic now & that is why the left wing, scum of this great country is
running it into the ground. "IF" the real majority ever wakes up to what is
really happening, may the Lord bless them to do the job they are expected to do
& NO one would be able to ruin a good person like Mrs. Palin. Ronald Reagan
proved that "GOOD" people can be elected & do a great job. He went to the people
of this country & asked them to call their congress people & they jammed the
switch boards doing so & he worked with & got the Dem. controlled congress to do
what the majority wanted done! :) Thank God for people like Reagans & Palins. I,
myself, think it was a big mistake for Mrs. Palin to resign. I have always
believed we should always do the job we have been hired to do & then seek for
more & better work to do. The best resume' is to be working. Thank you for the
blessing & freedom to state my opinion.
re: Honestly .... | 10:18 a.m. "The GOP has nothing if they don't
have an enemy. They should stop with the sheep like following of Reagan,
Limbaugh, Hannity, Rove, and thier ilk" Do you mean like Maher, Emanuel,
Wright, Frankin, Carville, Dowd, Goodman, Steinem, Letterman, HRC, Obelman,
Clinton, Garandolfo, New York Times, Newsweek hate-mongering crowd? Take a look
look in the mirror. Left-wing blame Rush O'Hannity talking points are getting
pretty stale. BAAAAAAABTW 8 years ago the Democrats were pronounced
dead. Yet the GOP self destructed with power. Left-wing arrogance nuveaux
pretty much guarantees a similar GOP resurgence.
It's the nature of the game. Big-time politics is a messy affair, and many
bring up the analogy to war as to how people fight to achieve their
objective.As many Republican commentators, pundits, and political
players have said many times, Sarah Palin was in the "big leagues" and wasn't
ready to play on the first team. Her only recommendation was being governor of
a small state. However, she had a lot of baggage.Her appeal was
only to a very small, but vocal, segment of the Republican party. This small
minority loved her (as exemplified by the letter writer's comments), yet her
knowlege was extremely limited and her judgement questionable.Say
what you will, but there are many who would like her to be the leader of the
Republican Party and have that Party remain a bare shadow of its glory days and
a symbol of ineptitude and bigotry for the next 30 years.Sarah Palin
is a victim of her own meteoric rise within Republican circles and the lack of
depth and character that brought her to the forefront. Her early resignation as
governor is certainly an indication of her commitment to others.
I feel ZERO sympathy for Sarah Palin. She is reaping what she sowed.
When is the Right going to figure out that their heavy-handed, intolerant
philosophy is despised by REAL Americans?Why do you think the GOP
views her and her kind as an embarrassment and detriment to their party and
bounced her out of the picture?
This from the people what used "Billary" for Hillary. Have you ever seen a good
picture of Hillary on the Drudge Report? Let's not forget Limbaugh, your Messiah
calling Chelsea Clinton the "White House day."Palin doesn't have
Hillary's character attribute to not whine and keep her focus on her goals.I love Palin. She was a loose canon who brought McCain down.
Conservatives can't accept personal accountability, and Palin is a conservative.
If you read, what Karl Rove said, you would see she's a problem. Fox and others
blamed the press for asking hardball questions like, what magazine do you read."
Compare this to Fox's repetitive reciting that Michell Obama hate's America.
Most thinking Americans see this isn't true.Palin does an
outstanding job speaking in a manner most conservatives can relate to. Palin
helped Obama raise an additional $42,000,000. This Liberal hope you support her.
:-) Why do a right face when you're walking in to a mine field? You
folks can't figure that if Palin appeals to conservatives and conservative are
27% of the American population you loose again. Keep on, keeping on.
You wrote "Sarah Palin's qualifications, from an intelligence and political
angle,are absolutely indefensible.She is culturally awkward,
geographically inept, marginally articulate, and politically unprepared."That makes her fully capable of being G. Bush's tutor!HA!Candice
We can only hope that she won't be back. Good grief. The woman is not all that
bright and certainly not presidential material. She was way out of her element.
Must admit. I trashed Sarah Palin every chance I got and I don't feel the least
bit bad about it.
So blind are the hangers-on to the corpse of the GOP.How can anybody in
their right mind defend ANYTHING that Sarah Palin did, does, wants to do, said,
says, and IS?She is the BEST chance the GOP had to right it's listing
ship??I pity the GOP. And I pity those that would staunchly support the
party line, without being able to think for themselves.But what else would
you expect from roughly 70% of Utahns?Joe in Alpine
How can you say she was mistreated? She knowingly stepped out on the stage and
should have been accutely aware of all the possibilities.The GOP has
gone after their opponents in a manner never before seen in the past 12 years.
Remember John Kerry and the swift boating? Welcome to Carl Rove campaigning and
politcs 101. The GOP should shut up and take their beating.The GOP
has nothing if they don't have an enemy. They should stop with the sheep like
following of Reagan, Limbaugh, Hannity, Rove, and thier ilk and realize that we
don't have to be enemies because we have different points of view.
You, Sir, have eloquently capsulized the GOP and it's myriad inadequacies. I
applaud your astute observations. The GOP is indeed a shell of it's former
self.LOL I can picture Mitt Romney approaching the podium in giant
red shoes! HAHAHAHA!Your missive made my day.Bryce in
Elected governor of Alaska.Did not serve one full term.Did not serve
I am ambivilant about Palins politics - however the viscious treatment she has
received by the hatemongering left-wing media and the intolerant left (such as
Ernest T Bass) makes me support her
This is the person you wanted a heartbeat away from the presidency? When the
media reported things that weren't complimentory she cut and ran. What would
she have done when confronted with world leaders?
@Midnight you must not read these comments very often. From what I have read on
these comment boards Obama is crucified daily. Some of the things said about the
President have been vile and slanderous. BTW I'm a republican, but I
respect the Office of the President. He will get my support for the next four
Sarah Palin's qualifications, from an intelligence and political angle,are
absolutely indefensible.She is culturally awkward, geographically
inept, marginally articulate, and politically unprepared.And shame
on the GOP, for having all the time in the world to groom a candidate so sorely
needed to salve the wounds left by an almost equally inept Bush, and all they
can come up with is Sarah Palin as the solution.She was not
mistreated. What WAS mistreated is the supposed intelligence of the Republican
party. It was stepped on, dragged for miles under a truck, and left to rot in
the sun.And now they think that the flip-flopping, sardonic,
whichever-way-the-wind-blows Mitt Romney is the answer?Sorry GOP.
Your obituary was written at the end of the Bush administration. Your party is
the Keystone Kops of American politics. All we need is a squirting flower on
Mitt's lapel, and a couple of pie-face gags to complete this miserable political
Amen Anonymous 8:12Palin was no victim. She put herself and her
family into the rough and tumble game of politics. Yeah, it is sad campaigns
can't focus on the issues and the candidate's record. But the Republicans(ie
Rove) are the champions of dirty politics. What a pair Palin and
McCain would've been as Pres. and VP.--two erratic people. We dodged a bullet.
Dearest George, I understand this must be a difficult time for you in watching
the unraveling of your cherished Sarah..Just think of her as a teasing little
tart..You know,the kind that would never condescend to talk to you in high
school and dated all the bad boys,contrary to all her indignation about the
horrid sinners having all the fun..And just like the floozie that left you on
the dance floor so she could waltz with George Clooney(no offense to George)so
also she has left the country bumpkins behind so she can obtain her real goal;to
sit with the exalted ones in the temple of Washington..Alas it seems she will
not obtain this end..She has shown herself repeatedly to be a quitter and an
ingrate to those who helped her obtain her goals in life..Basic reason and
knowledge are obviously beyond the reach of her thought and all she has to fall
back on is her purported beauty..Really,she is just Joe McCarthy in female form
and she will meet the same end..Being a pitiful joke in the dust bin of
Sarah has one great talent...she sure can stir up the libs. Keep it up Sarah!
She's a quiter. The people of her state hired her to do a job. Like a teenager
in her first summer job, it got difficult so she quit.
@ Mrs. Richard'sSarah Palin's values.... Would those include going
to 6 Universities to try and graduate from college? would that be increasing her
town's debt from 2 million to 25 when she was mayor? Would that include wanting
to use MY money to build a bridge to nowhere? Would that include praising John
McCain but not knowing what any of his ideas or policies were? Would that
include the refusal to debate? Would that include the refusal to answer specific
questions? Would that include her firing the police chief and anyone that
refused to "support" her? Would that include believing that Dinosaurs were
around 6,000 years ago? Would that include the inability to teach her daughters
to not abuse her God Given ability to procreate irresponsibly? Would that
include her unique ability to attack viciously attack Obama? Would that include
her offending the rest of America when she declared a small town, REAL AMERICA?
As if, the rest of us aren't? Real America is just as much Orem as New York. I'm sorry, but the sooner we get rid of these Palin/Sanford Republican
values, the better. We need real educated leaders.
Everyone seems to miss the point. She is NOT going away into obscurity
(unfortunately). Her departure from the governor's chair is only to further her
national presidential ambitions and allow her to work on her multi-million
dollar book deal without having to worry about showing up to do that gosh-darn
work in the governor's office. All this oh-woe-is-me whining about suffering
abuse at the hands of the liberal press is nonsense. The light-weight governor
is unfortunately going to continue her drive as a light-weight presidential
Palin was a breath of fresh air. A stateswoman, not a politician. What she did
she did for family and state. When someone is so badly treated, one has to
believe that she was seen as a threat, and the attack dogs were sent out to get
her.(Great strategic move by her, further surveillance will only show their hand
and intent, free now to come and go as she pleases).Too bad the media has
fallen of the left cliff. If they had stayed center they would have great fodder
for their mill. Between the lies and flip flops of Obama, the hilarity of 'duh'
Biden and the "Turn Around Shop" wardrobe of Michele, we could all be
"The Democrats are scared to death of Mrs. Palin."THANK YOU for
providing me with the best laugh of the morning.No, Mike, Democrats
would completely LOVE to see Sarah Palin actively involved in the 2012
presidential race.She's a completely incompetent nitwit who makes
the rest of the party look like nitwits, too.Palin bailed on her
governor ship because she's bored. Governing is hard work a requires a command
of many facts plus excellent analytical and communication skills. Palin has
none of these things.Time and time again, people who began working
with her believing that she was a wonderful leader came to discover she's
narcissistic, petty, vindictive and an intellectual midget. These people - all
faithful Republicans - are beginning to share their experiences working for
Palin, and she's angry about it.Mike, I can't say it strongly enough
- PLEASE -- BY ALL MEANS -- MAKE HER THE GOP CANDIDATE IN 2012!
..that she won't be back. She has the IQ of an artichoke. And what an
embarassment that she was the best the the GOP could offer up.Could you
imagine her as our VP, then God forbid, Prez?Could you imagine the launch
codes in THOSE hands?Good day, Ms. Palin.Do the world a favor and
stay out of the political spotlight.Mike in Sandy
Palin was not mistreated. Everytime she screws it up, she blames the media.
She babbles and gives incoherent responses to questions. Can't blame that on
the media. She uses her kids as props. Can't blame that on the media. She
used state money for personal purposes. Can't blame that on the media. Even
gives an interview in front of a turkey slaughter. Can't blame that on the
media. Shows an amazing lack of knowledge of the world. Can't blame that on
the media. The reality is, she comes from a different world and will never be a
true national leader (unless we are all insane). This is not the first time she
Great letter, Mr. Hawkins.
Palin got the exact treatment she deserved.Sarah isn't a smart woman yet
aspired to be 2nd in command of the most powerful nation on earth. She and
Bush before her deserved the ridicule.I really hope Palin is the repub
choice in 2012, that will ensure 4 more years of Obama.
@dave, and Obama knows about economics? Funny how Palin got all the
play in the media, while the real bafoon, Biden, was given a pass..and you
say their is no media bias?
Your point is what? That Republicans are hypocrites? Each side takes care of
its own. If Palin were to be a Liberal, then she would be feted as THE example
for young women by the the mainstream media. Large family, trying to deal with
teen-age pregnancy, the courage to work as a Governor with a child with Down's
Syndrome. IN fact, I get the feeling that you, KGB, would be decrying the
unfairness and bias of Republicans for being so gosh darn cruel. By
the way, a number of Conservative commentators did not like Palin during the
election. I myself thought of her as a gimmick to try to appeal to women voters
who really wanted to vote Hillary instead of Obama. Now, see? A Republican who
is willing to say what he thinks. Now, you tell me. What about Mr. "Hope and
Change" wilting in front of third world thugs? Mr. Responsibility spending
trillions of dollars of Chinese money.
While a small niche of the GOP love her, the so-called 'mistreatment' of her as
a political figure is well deserved. She really has not offered any
new ideas or policies that can advance America's security or future. Her
"Drill, Baby, Drill" slogan was silly as all it promoted was the status quo of
keeping America addicted to oil. To drill in Alaska was self-serving for her
oil-dependent state, and she didn't explain that it would take 10 years to get
Alaskan oil to markets -- meaning America in 10 years could really address its
oil addiction where Alaskan oil may not be needed. Indeed, many analysts
perceived that the foreign oil companies would probably divert that oil to
Russia and China by 2019, given that those nations will be far more oil hungry,
and the logistics of getting that Alaskan oil to those countries would make
better economic sense.Her constant drumbeat of "traditional" GOP
values, from restricted sex education to low taxes to cutting government
regulation, much of which comes from her as either hypocritical or discreditted,
are tired and uninspiring. If she turns to become a community
organizer, that would be honorable!
The wacky far-right led by Palin, Limbaugh, etc.have been noticed by
mainstream America and will be rejected every time they try to impose their
intolerant, fascist-like philosophy on others.This, thank God is the way
it always will be in any free country.
To KJB - Since everything out of Palin's mouth is of a conservative slant, how
could she have done and said the same things as a Democrat? Your comment makes
no sense. We conservatives don't even care about Democrats of a similar stature
as Palin. Name one Democratic governor of so little consequence as Palin who is
so relentlessly "roasted alive" by the conservatives over such things as "slutty
attire," sexual activity of children, colloquialisms, and other completely
irrelevant points. Palin would quickly return to obscurity if the liberals and
the media would only stop their obsessive nit-picking at her.
You jest, don't you? I listened to Palin give her speech and she is as empty as
they come. Get over it the GOP can do better than Palin.
Palin was great until she opened her mouth. She knows nothing about economics,
international relations or even geography. A very bad choice...
Sarah Palin was no fair fighter. She played the attack dog well. For whatever
reason, she QUIT.
The Democrats are scared to death of Mrs. Palin. They think that 'smearing' her
somehow actually changes her values. It only shows that they have no values and
no consideration for womanhood - or truth. They will say anything and do
anything to win - honor and virtue is never part of their thought process.
You said "If a Democrat did and said the things that Palin has, you
conservatives would be roasting her alive."Palin gets crucified because
she buys a couple of expensive dresses.Michelle gets praised every time
she shows up in a new outfit.Now who's the hypocrite?
Palin is in no way a victim. If she has any decency she'll go home, shut up,
and try to be a better mother than she has to date (that little boy of hers
needs and deserves a lot better treatment than he's received so far). She's had
more than her 15 minutes of fame. Enough is enough.
Let's not forget the mistreatment during the presidential election of allowing
her to go unquestioned and avoid interviews whenever convenient. Her quote from the VP debate after not addressing the issues directly: "I may
not answer the questions the way that either the moderator or you want to
hear..." ie "I don't answer the questions asked, I just ramble about hockey
moms." BTW - has anyone bothered to tell her yet that hockey isn't that popular
in the states?
George - your not-so-subtle reference (crucify, crucify) linking to Sarah Palin
to the sacrifice and suffering of Jesus Christ is both offensive and idotic.
Sarah Palin received national consideration for the office of Vice president and
still, to this day, enjoys the support and backing of a sizeable portion of the
population. To enjoy that level support for someone who took 6 years to obtain
a journalism degree from the University of Idaho (my beloved alma mater) and who
proved her lack of understanding of national and international issues with her
daily pronoucements of ignorance is truly charitable on the part of the nation's
citizens. Whatever Governor Palin's future plans are, I wish the best for her
and her family. But please don't try to claim she has been mistreated by the
media or the public. She has been given far more leeway than she deserved and
any pain and suffering she has experienced to date has been mostly selfimposed.
If Sarah Palin does not return to politics who could blame her, her young
children were under attack from day one, any mother would have to protect them.
Some things are beyond politics, maybe the US doesn't deserve her or any other
decent person to run. Shame on the gleeful ugly people who threw their dirty
darkness at an American family.
No George, she is just another politician, and not a very good one. But she sure
did fool a lot of people.
KJB no Dem was been mistreated as SP, Chelsea Clinton, Amy Carter, Caroline/John
Kennedy, Obama girls were allowed their childhoods but Palin children have been
ridiculed and demeaned constantly. SP was asked to produce DNA to PROVE her baby
was not born from her daughter (expecting at the time) idiocy uncontained and
beyond belief! Our country has stooped to a new low, no Dem has been attacked by
media or people like it, let's not give them equal mistreatment because it is
WRONG. What SP has said often has been twisted for humor, AK and Russia are
within miles and the natives do boat between the islands to visit relatives in
the other country. Tina Fay said "see Russia from my house" not SP, most
comments were out of context or misquoted - no surprise since that does happen
to the rest of us. You think you have a crystal ball to KNOW her reasons,
intentions and goals? REALLY?
George. I am amazed you understand even a bit of the surface, thank you.
Anchorage has been home most of my life as I attended school in the Territory of
Alaska and watched the political arenas here and nationally since before
statehood. We never subjected any locally or nationally to such mistreatment by
so many. Media were irked to know nothing when she was selected on the national
ticket and set to discredit and crucify her. Sad. She is a regular
person, without polished political career goals, each step serving just to make
a difference. Obama to date has been given a pass but Sarah was under microscope
with reporters flying up to crawl under trees and bushes looking for some dirt
asking all of us in AK! E-mails from remote addresses just to find ANY scrap.
Folks believe most of the refuse written as true but outsiders are a majority of
daily bloggers here. Odd, sad. Thanks for caring and recognizing it was wrong!
If a Democrat did and said the things that Palin has, you conservatives would be
roasting her alive. She's nothing but another hypocritical conservative who
loves to play the victim, and I can't wait until she returns to obscurity.