So, What’s Next for Sarah Palin?

5 11 2008

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Sarah Palin has taken the collective soul of national politics, divided and conquered. In eight short weeks, a political unknown from Alaska went from hockey mom Governor, to national megastar, and finally came to rest with the simultaneous titles of “Conservative Rising Star” and “Most Feared Woman in America”. It’s been quite a ride.

Alaskans are sitting here wondering exactly what will happen. A political hush has fallen on the land. There’s been a lot happening up here while our Governor was whisked away to tour the nation, soak up the limelight in front of cheering crowds, and get a taste of political life outside her borders. She was confident, she told us. Confident in her readiness. She was wired for the mission. And no one who was paying attention would argue that point.

But, what IS the mission? When Palin was asked, months before her selection as the VP running mate for John McCain, if she was interested in the position, she came back with her now famous quote, “I’d have to know what it is that the VP does every day.” But, she then went on to say that she would need to know that the position would be “fruitful, especially for Alaska.” She finished up the interview by saying, “This job is pretty cool too.” That made Alaskans feel good. It made us feel like our Governor was special enough to be considered for a spot on the presidential ticket, but wans’t interested in all that. She was thinking of us first, and her commitment to the people of Alaska.

Then a strange transformation began to happen before our eyes. After the surprise nomination, and the subsequent campaigning, our hometown girl started acting differently. Maybe it was the crowds, maybe it was the taste of power, maybe it was Neiman Marcus. But suddenly here was our governor talking about expanding the powers of the Vice President, dropping tens of thousands of dollars in other people’s money on fancy clothes, smearing local politicians and public servants back home, and dropping hints that she’s entered the national scene and may not want to leave, at least for the long term. That was a lot to take for many Alaskans.

We sort of feel like the high school sweetheart whose steady girlfriend went off to the big city and found somebody better, somebody more worldly, somebody with more money, and dropped us like a hot potato. Only now he broke up with her, and she’s on her way back. Awkward.

It remains to be seen if Alaska, the jilted boyfriend will take Sarah back. There are lots of fences to be mended, and relationship counseling in our future. While there are many Sarah fans who will welcome her back with open arms, there are many who have turned their back, and others who feel downright vengeful. It will be a tangled knot to untie.

The Alaska Legislature upon whose bipartisan support Palin depended to actually accomplish things is now fractured. She never had solid Republican support, and depended heavily on friendly Democrats…friendly Democrats that she didn’t think twice about throwing under the bus during the Troopergate investigation. Keep in mind that when I refer to “the Troopergate investigation”, I mean the real one, conducted by the Alaska State Legislature. I don’t mean the one that Palin instigated herself, to investigate herself, to clear herself which was conducted by a 3-person board, appointed by the governor, that reports to Palin herself. Just so we’re clear on that point.

Chances are, too, that the very engaged, very motivated Obama supporters in Alaska were not too pleased with our Governor as she whipped crowds across the nation into a froth about their candidate “palling around with terrorists (plural),” resulting in shouts of “Kill him” and “Terrorist”. We now learn that Palin decided to bring Bill Ayers into the picture without clearing it with the McCain campaign, and that the Secret Service reported an upsurge in threats against the President Elect and his family right around the time that Palin began amping up the divisive rhetoric.

And don’t forget, Palin asked for Republican Senator, and Alaska political icon Ted Stevens to step down after his seven felony convictions for failure to disclose gifts on his Senate disclosure forms. This may seem like an eminently rational thing to do, but remember that Stevens is currently out front in this hotly debated Senate race. The results are so close, we won’t know for two weeks whether Alaskans have indeed elected an 84-year old convicted felon to the U.S. senate. But about half of Alaskans like him enough, despite that fact, to vote for him anyway. This is Stevens country, and Uncle Ted’s troops will be looking at Palin with a critical eye when she pops back into our lives, after shoving him on to the ice floe in front of the nation.

This is the new Sarah Palin, who went from an approval rating hovering at 90% after her election, to inspiring the largest political rally in the history of Alaska – not a rally to congratulate her, but a rally to demand that she come clean with her promise of “open, honest, and transparent” government. And then there was the second-biggest political rally – Alaska Women Reject Palin. And the third biggest – Alaskans for Obama. Any way you look at it, there is now a rabid, engaged group of considerable size that opposes Palin with every fiber of their being, where there used to be none at all.

But, this is also the same Palin who got a hundred or so supporters to line the streets in Wasilla before daybreak to wave signs as her motorcade passed on the way to the airport to join John McCain after she voted in Wasilla on the morning of the 4th. And this is the same Sarah Palin on the presidential ticket that won the state of Alaska handily, despite the amazing organization of the opposition.

Palin has sliced her state down the middle and polarized her constituents in a way that I would not have imagined possible just a few months ago. The majority of Alaskans still support her, but her negative ratings have soared as Alaskans and the rest of the country have gotten to know her, and her political life will not be the cake walk it once was. And there are many investigations, and skeletons in the closet that are just beginning to emerge.

As for her future aspirations? She refuses to give a clear cut answer about 2012, saying that “Oh, you know, it seems like so far.” But Palin has tipped her hand as a political opportunist, and as one who has tasted power, celebrity and adoring crowds, and she likes what she sees. How will she handle going back to li’l old Wasilla? It’s anyone’s guess.

Her next opportunity to move upward on the national politial scene comes if Ted Stevens is elected, and subsequently expelled by the Senate. She is not able to appoint herself or anyone else to the seat, but she is eligible to run for that seat in a special election. Failing that, the next window of opportunity comes in 2010, when Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski is up for re-election, as is Republican Congressman Don Young. It is also the year she would run for her next term as Governor. There are many options, but there is a lot of ground to cover between now and then.

Has she so damaged herself politically in the state, that she will become an ineffective Governor, and one-term wonder? Has her foray into national politics captured the imagination of the people so much that they will want to see her back in DC, perhaps making her own presidential bid? Has the national Christian Conservative base found their dream girl? Or has the country, perhaps, in its landslide election of President Elect Obama shown itself to have evolved beyond the culture wars, and to have transcended the divisive politics of the past which Palin has now come to symbolize for so many.

It may be that Palin has found her national niche, but that this niche, with the help of a two-term Bush presidency and a weary nation, has proven too narrow to wield any actual power in turning a national election. Whatever the outcome, there is no question that Sarah Palin has been let out of the box.


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5 11 2008
kas (from Oregon)

I posted this previously — so please forgive the repost…

oregonmudfest@yahoo.com

Trying to get Oregon mudfans together!!

Can’t be first????

5 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

2nd?

5 11 2008
Deep Blue in VA

The Fox news clip trashing Palin is up on HuffPost:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/05/palin-didnt-know-africa-i_n_141653.html

5 11 2008
Deep Blue in VA

And for those of you interested in DC Mudstock for Inauguration – email Marty at mudstockdc AT hotmail DOT com.

5 11 2008
Suchanut (Wesson Hussein Scalper Palin)

Well written, AKM.

5 11 2008
Oho

When I saw the closeup of Sarah Palin last night along side of McCain, I saw tears of frustration and self pity.

5 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

For what it is worth, from 2007:
http://www.verifiedvotingfoundation.org/article.php?id=6519

“Alaska employs a paper ballot optical scan system manufactured by Diebold Election Systems statewide, with one Diebold TSX touchscreen voting machine in each polling place to provide accessibility for voters with disabilities. These systems were included in the California and were found to be “vulnerable to malicious software, was susceptible to viruses, failed to protect ballot secrecy”, and lacked “adequate controls to ensure that county workers with certain accesses would not exceed their authority.”

The state elections department has never explained anomalies in vote totals from the 2004 general election. After resisting the disclosure of raw data from the election for over a year, the state finally provided the state’s Democratic Party with data that showed evidence of manipulation.”

5 11 2008
Tessa

A great welcome home gift for Sarah

I got a mailer today from Defenders of Wildlife about their Wildlife Adoption program where for $25.00 you can adopt a wolf (or another animal but I thought wolves were especially apt for Sarah) for $25.00. They will send a little stuffed wolf (I have one) and a certificate of adoption and a blurb about helping to fight the aerial hunting program in Alaska to the person in whose name you are making the gift. Just think if the Palin home in Wasilla was inundated with wolf adoptions! Plus we could raise a lot of money to fight this awful program. Something similar was done much earlier with Planned Parenthood and I think the Wasilla address is posted somewhere – anyone have it handy?

5 11 2008
Tessa

Oops I forgot to post the link to the adoption center
https://secure.defenders.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=wagc_graywolf

5 11 2008
Dazzler

I’d like to see here lose her next run for Governor or whatever she has her eye set on. She needs to repair her dysfunctional family and spend some quality time with her children, especially Trig. She should go back to baking chocolate chip cookies every Sunday and forget politics. She’s her own worst enemy. She might make a good weathergal on an Alaskan news show somewhere…

5 11 2008
strangelet

HamletsMill (17:05:33) [last thread]:
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I think the semi-intellectual “thought leaders” of the Repos are going to waste no time flaying Palin into irrelevance. And she makes it so easy.

Seriously, days ago there were some Repos drawing a “for her or you’re gone” line. It was hilarious at the time: Noonan and Brooks are going to be dis-Republicanized? Even Limbaugh isn’t that stupid.

The Rs with partly-functional brains know that the Sam the Jackass vote is only just enough to lose by a lot. They’re gonna expunge her and her little Dudd too.

Not to say rehabilitation is off the table… We need to count on Alaskans to prevent that.

5 11 2008
kizzy

Deep Blue –

I saw the “didn’t know Africa” clip over on Huffington Post, too.

All I have to say is that this country really dodged a bullet. What an embarassment she would have been to the country.

5 11 2008
Bev

Folks should see the video embedded on HuffPo http://tinyurl.com/6kma8y
Very interesting, very startling. Carefully watch the reporter’s face as he tries to remain fair and balanced during the discussion with O’Reilly

5 11 2008
strangelet

karen marie (17:34:04) [last thread] :

I wonder if she got Canada right (re NAFTA). She can see Canada, right? And is giving a Canadian company half a bil to think about a pipeline… That’s some pretty free trade right there.

5 11 2008
Bev

I almost peed myself when I got to the part on the clip where Palin thought South Africa was the southern part of the country of Africa!!! Omigod. No wonder she fell for that prank

5 11 2008
kate aka chin duststrap

Well written as always. The sign in the pic is great too. Sorry you have to take her back Alaskans, but it’s for the best.

5 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Partial results from University of Alaska at Anchorage voting systems study:
http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/news/election-security-phase-two.cfm

5 11 2008
Let'sGetReal for "That One"

Aussie Blue Sky Hussein (17:50:51) :

Elizabeth Hasselbeck eats post-election crow on ‘The View’

http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2008/11/elizabeth-hasse.html

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You made me cry with this clip! Dang it!

5 11 2008
Deep Blue in VA

Andrew Sullivan just put the clip on his blog too.

SP is the gift that keeps on giving for the Democrats.

5 11 2008
Oho

The repubs will take the next 4 years and retool the party. Sarah will be a footnote in the History of the Decline and Resurrection of the the GOP.

What a nice day I had watching all the news covering our new President Elect.
🙂

5 11 2008
Glenn2008

What is next for Sarah?

I heard a comment this morning on NovaM on Obama’s promise to his daughters to get a new puppy if he wins:

Apparently it will be a pitbull and will be named Sarah.
So after all the struggle, she does get to the White House…

5 11 2008
Marty

So Sarah the pig loses FOX

The Gov. thought Africa was a country….I guess that is because she couldn’t see it from her house

Hysterical

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/05/palin-didnt-know-africa-i_n_141653.html

5 11 2008
Joan aka Timber Challange palin

Palin’s future position in national politics will depend largely on the Republican party. If they come to the conclusion that the reason they lost the election is due to their outdated “divide and rule” philosophy, then they will probably choose to have no more of her. But as seems more likely to me, they will simply continue to be dumb on this point, and continue to think in mid-twentieth century mode rather than grow up and get clued into the 21st century, they will welcome her back with open arms in 2012. I am almost hoping they do! Loath though I am to think of seeing/hearing her around again, Palin has ably demonstrated that she has no mainstream appeal and she will continue to drag down any Republican challange in the future.

Of course, things will be hard for Obama in the immediate future, but if anyone is up to the challange, he is – and our country will eventually improve so much folks won’t want ANY Republican back in the White House again!😉

5 11 2008
ira2

I only hope that the investigations into her wrongdoing will be fruitful and put her on political ice. She doesn’t have the long “family” standing of convicTED Stevens, so maybe Alaskans will be a bit less forgiving towards her than they’ve been towards him.

IMO, the woman is dangerous. She’s out for power for herself, and she’ll do what it takes to get what she wants. She knows how to mesmerize crowds, how to use people in her way up, how to discard them without losing any sleep over it, and now she knows that she can run even a VP candidate race without anybody stopping her dead in her tracks and whacking her over the head and putting her in the time-out corner for her behavior.

To allow her to continue – leave alone gather new momentum! – won’t benefit anybody and hurt just about everybody except Palin herself. She’s shown herself on a very large and very public stage for what she really is. Let’s hope that people won’t forget.

5 11 2008
Jada

How could Palin NOT know that Africa was a continent (not a country) and that NAFTA includes Mexico, Canada and US??????? I have NO WORDS:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/05/palin-didnt-know-africa-i_n_141653.html

5 11 2008
Glenn2008

Bev (18:05:08) :

OK. I watched the FOX clip. Just as we thought, she will now be the scapegoat…

Perhaps we will never find out the real truth about her, but she will certainly be a convenient target to blame. I do feel sorry for her.

I wonder who chose her?…

5 11 2008
0whole1

Um….Our Sarah didn’t know Africa was a continent. Hunh.

Mudflats should add a cafepress product like, oh, I don’t know, this one, and people should have them delivered to the Governor’s mansion.

Profits could go to Rep. French, or other likely Alaskan democrats. Or, for that matter, Oxfam or another African charity along with a nice note like: “After findin’ out that Africa was a continent on God’s great Earth, also, I was gonna send a “hey there” fruit basket, but Todd said the grapes might spoil, so here’s a check. Also. You betcha, Gov. Sarah.”

I’m not sure I believe that one — I mean what about her witch doctor pal? Where did she think he came from, Witchdoctorania? Or maybe Newark?

5 11 2008
Lulu

I say Palin is done on the nat’l scene based on what has happened to previous VP nominees, her horrendous performance in this campaign, and all the horrific stuff that will be released in Newsweek and other sources in the coming weeks about the GOP “backstory.”

WHEW. She’s gone.

(Sorry, Alaskans, but she will be yours for now….) And now, my life is calling and wants me back…..if I can find it again….where did I leave it on 8/29?

5 11 2008
Lee

ira2:

I agree with you. I hope people will remember her for what she is. She is a womans worst nightmare.

Our country does not need politicians such as her. We need statesmen and women who are intelligent. Women who truly like their fellow Americans, and will serve all of them without prejudice or concdition. As a woman, I will never vote for her.

5 11 2008
Lee

OOPs forgot to proofread. Condition (sp) 🙂

5 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Fivethirtyeight.com says there will be a runoff in the GA senate race in December. Some of the Obama Community Organizers are already purchasing tickets to head down there. Hopeful :-)))

5 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

Bev (18:06:37) :

I almost peed myself when I got to the part on the clip where Palin thought South Africa was the southern part of the country of Africa!!! Omigod. No wonder she fell for that prank
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And still Billo Really maintains “she can be tutored”! Wasn’t she supposed to have that tutoring in the third grade like the rest of us? Amazing!

5 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

Lulu (18:25:27) :
And now, my life is calling and wants me back…..if I can find it again….where did I leave it on 8/29?
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Look under the laundry.😉

5 11 2008
kimosabe

And lest we forget, our old friend O’Merkely is in a tight race in Oregon. The only good “troll” out there!

5 11 2008
Glenn2008

Was this the video “Nalin’ Palin” that Sarkozy referred to ?

One thing I still muse about: why would this information be “off the record” until the election is over? Who decides that the public needs to be protected from bad news???

Nobody realized that this needs to be stopped earlier to save everyone (McCain and the whole country) from embarrassment?

5 11 2008
strangelet

ira2 (18:15:40) :

I agree that she is potentially dangerous. The fact that she is comprehensively ignorant does not mean that she is not crafty. I can, sadly, visualize a future where she becomes the next AK Senator-for-life. We’ve seen indications that not all Alaskan voters are as enlightened as our Mudfriends, and Sarah certainly seems to be at home to pork.

But I am less worried (not unworried, just less) about her rearing her head on the Pres/VP scene again. She is, after all, the Governor of 3 EV Alaska, in a whole different time zone. I cannot believe that even Repos would be so delusional as to think this was a strong base for a Presidential candidate. And, after this campaign, what candidate would pick her to run for VP?

5 11 2008
CorieJ

Well…not to be mean, but I am soooooo glad that Sarah is back in Alaska. She really stirred up a hornets nest down here in the lower 48 lol. Of course I also think that a lot of stuff that is being talked about is to put the blame of the failed McCain campaign on her so he can maintain his “John the Hero” standing. Sorry John, but you ran a mean spirited campaign and then threw someone untested right into the middle of it in order to stir the pot some more. I am just hoping that my state of North Carolina is decided soon and that it stays in Obama’s corner as it is right now. It will be truly incredible for my state to do that. And yes, bye, bye Liddy Dole…back to Kansas you go!!

5 11 2008
eajphd Wolves Run Free

When she said, “fruitful, especially for Alaska.”, do you think she had “be fruitful and multiply in mind? ”

Of course when I hear fruitful in the same sentence as her name I immediately think of fruit cake. I don’t know why, it just happens. Help Rev. Muthee I need to exorcise the fruit cake demon, maybe he’ll have a change of heart and help Alaska do it too.

5 11 2008
LaNon

ignore
troll
please

ignore

5 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Elisabeth Hasselbeck—Sarah’s stumping buddy from The View—must have wanted to keep her job. Video of her backing Obama.

http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2008/11/elizabeth-hasse.html

5 11 2008
strangelet

0whole1 (18:23:56) :

Witchdoctordisappeaoiana.

5 11 2008
Geneva FreeSpeech formerly Wolf Pup Hideme Palin

And there sits Bull O’Reilly (that was a typo, but an inspired one), insisting SWWNBN is fine and was treated oh so badly and is intelligent! No wonder the reporter can’t keep a straight face.

5 11 2008
strangelet

Aussie Blue Sky Hussein (18:29:38) :

What prank? She was really expecting Marcel-with-the-bread-in-his-armpit to show up at one of her rallies.

5 11 2008
Augie

Aussie Blue Sky,
Which pile?

5 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

kimosabe (18:32:51) :

And lest we forget, our old friend O’Merkely is in a tight race in Oregon. The only good “troll” out there!
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I’m sorry to hear that. Last I heard he was going well. All that free publicity, too ….

5 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

Augie (18:39:41) :

Aussie Blue Sky,
Which pile?
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The one furthest from the door!😀

5 11 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

From previous thread….I forgot to refresh!

OT—okay…it’s pretty clear I don’t like SWWNBN, but I thought it might take a little longer for this stuff to start to come out.

Enjoy, mudpuppies!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/05/palin-didnt-know-africa-i_n_141653.html

5 11 2008
strangelet

eajphd Wolves Run Free (18:34:49) :

I think you’ve got it. When she was little, someone told her “Be fruitcake and multiply”. And she did.

5 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

Tessa, I love your planned wolfhood idea! I’m gonna do it! Any other takers?

5 11 2008
Andrew Gregg

You Alaskans are lucky–you get to have Sarah all to yourselves now. I’ll admit it–I love her and I miss her already. She had me at “You Betcha.” Bridge to nowhere? It was a bridge straight into the centre of my cold and hateful heart.

Because you see, Sarah is misunderstood. Where some hear bile and intolerance, I see the beauty queen, in her uncomfortable red-state-red bathing suit, unencumbered by facts about policy or where other places are in the world. Or why some people are funny colours. Because Sarah is just Sarah–the love child of four decades of neo-conservatism and Republican exceptionalism. Isn’t enough to hate city folk and kill your own meat? Isn’t that all Americans want in a leader?

She taunted those hidden terrorists and drove midwestern men wild enough to kill–to kill that Ay-rab Hussein and his “pals.” She got us all whipped up into mess of psycho-politico-sexual confusion. The prairie skies were red with testosterone. In Kansas they will build shrines, but all I have left are snippets of her voice, like “lipstick” and “pitbull” and “I didn’t know Africa was a continent.”

She’s the darling of the Republican rump, and she made me smile everyday. With Sarah around, there was really no need for W anymore. It took him eight years to lower national discourse to a bite size piece of gristle. Sarah did it in two and a half months. Imagine the imagination. For her, foreign affairs is a piffle–little more than a old dry piece of salmon jerky at the bottom of Trig’s diaper bag. National Security is the view from her front stoop. Shrewdness is trading up from Target on someone else’s tab. Imagine the ambition.

I envy you Alaskans–she’s all yours now. I beg you to think of the rest of the world and send her to Washington once they ship Uncle Ted to the hoosegow. In DC, she’ll be out there everyday. And while the Democrats get down to the tedium of fixing the country, Sarah will be free to turn to the cameras, flash those teeth (as white as an Alaskan seal pup, just before the clubbing), and declare “I have the confidence in that readiness and knowing that you can’t blink.” But then she will–a firm, flirtatious wink–and the blue state men and I will sleep better knowing she’s there, in Washington, keeping the world safe from the danger of any Republican administrations for many, many years to come.

AG, Toronto

5 11 2008
Irish in FL

lock pepper in honolulu (18:43:53) :

Tessa, I love your planned wolfhood idea! I’m gonna do it! Any other takers?
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yeah, I love it too….copied and pasted info to keep and use…..now someone needs to supply the address in Wasilla……………….

5 11 2008
Melissa

She’ll come back to a state that finally realizes what she is all about and that doesn’t fully trust her. I can only hope that she is ousted from office, the sooner the better.

5 11 2008
marksmyword

I envision her with a talk show soon. They’ll have cue cards for her so she can’t screw up, and they’ll book friendly guests for her to interview. That’ll give her enough money to continue her shopping sprees and take care of the family, including that new grandbaby🙂

5 11 2008
Augie

Aussie Blue Sky,
LOL
Well done.

5 11 2008
0whole1

@ strangelet (18:36:53) :

> Witchdoctordisappeaoiana.

Howdaya pronounce that?🙂

I’m-a bettin’ Our Sarah is gonna be on tranks for the next week or so, and “incommunicado” for a while after that while she dries out, or rather, “gets back up to speed with the politics of this great state”. Check for glassy eyes and over-careful drunk-walking in any interviews she does.

5 11 2008
strangelet

0whole1 (18:49:13) :

Carefully.

And, how would we recognize the difference in her interview demeanor? Also.

5 11 2008
Lil' Geese Whalebone Palin

Again…. no….. still……… the best writing on the net!!!!!!!!!

5 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

“yeah, I love it too….copied and pasted info to keep and use…..now someone needs to supply the address in Wasilla……………….”

Surely the address of the governor’s mansion is public knowledge…not that she lives there but she’d get them eventually🙂

5 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

0whole1 (18:49:13) :

I’m-a bettin’ Our Sarah is gonna be on tranks for the next week or so, and “incommunicado” for a while after that while she dries out, or rather, “gets back up to speed with the politics of this great state”. Check for glassy eyes and over-careful drunk-walking in any interviews she does.
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She says she’ll be back in the office tomorrow. Maybe she will be on tranks – if Dr Disappearo does mail order.😀

5 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

Michelle Obama–the first lady I’d like to have coffee, wine, tea, conversation with!!!!!!!!

Isn’t she lovely? I’m so proud of the first family I can’t stand it! YES WE DID!

5 11 2008
Dianna

Any news on LEVI??
In the Witness Protection Program?

5 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

What’s up with the quilt squares changing–oh maybe I didn’t have my email address in the last two–odd!

5 11 2008
strangelet

Tessa:

The only problem I see with burying the Palin home in little wolf replicas is that she has no shame. I’m visualizing a bonfire. I’d say send ’em to the legislature. Or maybe to some operative who can take them to the legislature.

5 11 2008
strangelet

Dianna:
Witless Protection Program.

5 11 2008
Pacificnwgal

Aussie Blue Sky Hussein (17:50:51) :

Elizabeth Hasselbeck eats post-election crow on ‘The View’

http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2008/11/elizabeth-hasse.html
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Elizabeth Hasselbeck is an idiot. Dah???????

5 11 2008
strangelet

lock pepper in honolulu (18:53:45) :

Or yeah, Gov’s Mansion. We want those little wolfies to be somewhere visible.

5 11 2008
Mad Monk

My favorite moniker: Neiman Marxist

5 11 2008
Pacificnwgal

I think that Sarah Palin loved the national spotlight and will miss it. I have a feeling that she is not going away, but will do something to get out of Alaska and back on the national scene. I would bet on the Senate. It may be an easy win for her especially if Ted is out of the picture. Making amends to him is not that hard since she can use McCain as an excuse for throwing him under the bus. Another run at the White House would not work though. She is too divisive and not smart enough to compete with Obama. She doesn’t even have a grasp of simple geography for God’s sake.

5 11 2008
strangelet

Sort of OT — a quick quote from Helen:

I feel good, but I will feel even better when people turn their radios off when Rush Limbaugh comes on.

I feel good, but I will feel even better when Ann Coulter doesn’t have a book on the best seller list.

I feel good, but I will feel even better when Barbara Walters slaps the crap out of Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

5 11 2008
Lori W.

I am IN for adopting TWO wolves for SWWNBN – please post her address!

5 11 2008
ira2

Africa… OMG… I tortured my dialup through the video (the second one on Huffy) and all I can say through my clenched-in-shock teeth is “we escaped by a landslide”.

5 11 2008
0whole1

> I have a feeling that she is not going away, but will do something to get out of Alaska and back on the national scene. I would bet on the Senate. It may be an easy win for her especially if Ted is out of the picture.

I had thought the same as you, a Senate seat in either Alaska or Idaho, because — all apologies to the audience — you could be a convicted felon in those 2 states and still get elected if you were a Republican.

However, this “Africa” thing — I mean, the reporter in the Fox clip said that sh*tstorm is gonna last for a few days; how can you live down *that* sort of ignorance and still get elected?

To quote the Right Reverend James Brown, good God, y’all.

5 11 2008
strangelet

Merkley is looking quite good now in OR.

5 11 2008
LaNon

james would be proud.

5 11 2008
D

Can someone give a wolf a gun, put it on a chopper and have it aim for her? Turnabout is fair play, and it would solve any future worry of her popping back up in the lower 48.

5 11 2008
BS

I am so mad right now and I don’t know who to blame. Someone put our entire country in serious jeopardy. I don’t know if it was the RNC wanting Palin, or McCain accepting her, or Palin herself for having the unmitigated gaul to accept her nomination. I cannot forgive any of them. Serious damage could have been done had McCain/Palin won. I lost lots of sleep these past two months just imagining such a thing. I guess I’ll take it out on Palin since I live in Alaska. She WILL NOT get away with any more of her ignorant crap. I hope she becomes like a bad nightmare that goes away after waking up.

5 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

We all have to remember that SWWNBN was not tapped by mclame….she was chosen by the old men of FOCUS ON THE FAMILY and the other group …i forget pac…pnac……and if they want her back ….now she will have 4 years to really study and may be ready………….
Myself I still get teary…….Yesterday I was calm all day I think I put myself into a no feel zone just in case the worst happened …i still remember 2004….i did not know if the USA could last another 4 years ……and we barely did…….

5 11 2008
0whole1

> strangelet (18:52:03) :
> And, how would we recognize the difference in her interview demeanor? Also.

James-Earl-Jones voice.

5 11 2008
Sally

Sarah made a good first impression on Alaska and because of that Alaska will forgive her any of her transgressions, it will take a little work but if she’s willing to do the work I believe all will be forgiven in Alaska and she will or can be the “star” there that she once was. A couple of laughs, more money to the citizens and I would venture to say she’ll be back.

But a person only gets one chance to make a good “first impression” and in the lower 48 she was considered an air head disaster except to the far far right evangelicals who are on the verge of being thrown off the cliff down here. It’s going to take a lot more than a couple of laughs for her to be taken seriously, and she doesn’t have money to give to the lower 48 citizens. I don’t think it was her fault but she got blamed for making a mockery out of the office of VP and Pres. and sadly she burnt her bridges. It will be hard to come back as a GOP and the Dems were not impressed.

5 11 2008
LibertyLover

Anything can happen. After all, Michelle Bachmann was re-elected. And voters have short memories sometimes. Not to mention, like the lady that yelled at you from the car that got the rebate check and sold her vote to Palin, apparently votes can be bought in your state as well.

5 11 2008
strangelet

0whole1 (19:19:33) :

Ohhhhh, yeass.

[can’t do it]

5 11 2008
Martha Unalaska Yard Sign Toon

Sarah will not be back in the Juneau Gov Mansion until January when the Legislature convenes. If you wait til then, you can have them sent directly to her Gov’s office in Juneau. Or send now to her Anchorage office.

http://gov.state.ak.us/govoffices/

I’m guessing that anything directed to the Gov Mansion in Juneau (before she returns) just goes to her Juneau office at the Capitol Building a few blocks away.

5 11 2008
LaNon

mhrt oregon”steve” (19:19:17) :
We all have to remember that SWWNBN was not tapped by mclame
—————————-
beg to disagree
she most certainly was

we are not dumb

5 11 2008
LibertyLover

Sally (19:20:16) :

—–

Not to mention, the Dems will be doing opposition research on her from now until forever as well… lots of juicy news will be following her in the future.

5 11 2008
strangelet

Martha: Isn’t it that she’ll be collecting per diem for NOT being at the Gov Mansion starting in January?

5 11 2008
SlickSarahbarra

She should pay the state back for travel expenses for the first dude and her kids. She should pay the state back for staying at her home. Thats over 50,000. grand right there.

And then there are all those issues that came up like Troopergate, housegate, babygate, Tedgate, Dongate, Trackgate, Clothsgate, churchgate, travelgate, toddgate and lameassgate.

5 11 2008
LibertyLover

D (19:18:19)

Not appropriate to advocate violence of any of this type.

5 11 2008
Martha Unalaska Yard Sign Toon

@ strangelet (19:24:58) :

I think those per diem days are over! Her staff insists that they were legal claims, but there is far too much of an uproar now to let it continue. She and her staff will be under a lot of scrutiny now.

5 11 2008
strangelet

@Martha: Actually, I agree. Her staff’s opinion is going to be less consequential than the IRS’s opinion. Also.

5 11 2008
Tess In TX

AKM – Thanks for another great post and I have to say I love the photo. It will be interesting to see what Sarah’s fate will be in the months to come.

I have to say, upon seeing Ted Stevens leading Begich, I’m surprised and disappointed that a majority of AK has rallied around a convicted felon. It makes me think (sadly) that once the hype of the national flurry is over, that they will also forgive Sarah her sins and let her settle comfortably back into the Governor’s mansion. I hope not, but it seems that at least half of Alaska is a “c’est la vie” kinda bunch – much like Sarah.

After reading some of the Newsweek article and watching the report on Fox, it angers me that a reporter had knowledge of the fact that Palin had so LITTLE knowledge about geography, world affairs and NAFTA that he didn’t deem this worthy of public knowledge PRIOR TO our presidential election. This is basic, basic stuff for God’s sake! I didn’t think it possible to find another elected official less knowledgable than our current president but I have to say, I think Sarah fills the bill. The media really let us down but then, Obama wasn’t the only winner this election. The bloggers out there like AKM are as well. Thank God there’s something besides MSM out there.

I will be looking forward to my daily dose of “Mud” and hoping, hoping that I am wrong and that Sarah is held fully accountable for all her “-gates” and that AK finally rejects her when her term is up, if not before. I think before this week is through her chances at a future in the national arena will have greatly diminished. It’s clear the McCain camp has start some mud slinging of their own.

5 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

stop it…please–Michelle Bachman was reelected?–omg, where’s the noose–I may have to off myself!!!!!!!!!

5 11 2008
Road Runner

Wow, I just viewed the Fixed News clip. Palin oh-12 is even dumber that I thought. I wonder if she has any books in her house. Is it any wonder it took 5 colleges in 4 years to get a sportscaster degree?
Good for Alaskans that she was on the national scene. Looks like she was part of Reagan’s dumbing of America. Wait a minute, aren’t her parents teachers?

5 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

LaNon (19:23:47) :

mhrt oregon”steve” (19:19:17) :
We all have to remember that SWWNBN was not tapped by mclame
—————————-
beg to disagree
she most certainly was

we are not dumb

08
————————————–
she was chosen by FOCUS ON THE FAMILY…….they wanted someone PRO birth on the ticket……see AKM post above….look it up

5 11 2008
LibertyLover

lock pepper in honolulu (19:34:57)

Yep, the way I heard it, the money to her opponent just came in way too late. I hope he can save it for 2 years from now…

5 11 2008
Deuce2 AL

It’s 10:40 CST here. Mudflats was given a shoutout on The
Colbert Report at Comedy Central. Way to go AKM.

5 11 2008
Bev

News reports coming in that the Secret Service took the mob mentality at the Palin rallies very very seriously – and stepped up not only Obama’s protection detail, but the agents assigned to Michelle – AND THE KIDS.

5 11 2008
AK907

BS (19:18:53) :I am so mad right now …..]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]

Amen to what you said BS.

Alaskans DON’T HAVE THE POLITICAL will to dump her. Ted Stevens end of story.

I am ashamed to ask for ‘outside’ help but desperate times call for desperate measures.

I’m TOTALLY on board with doing what ever must be done to send her packing but make no mistake; Alaskans will not get it done without outside intervention. I prefer a Federal Investigation. HouseGate will do it folks.

For the rest of you who [are not residents] can only imagine Palin as President or even VP.

You don’t have to be a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.

To say it more directly in case you didn’t get it….Alaskans are living the nightmare the rest of you could only imagine.

We helped you…now will you please help us?

5 11 2008
Tess In TX

Geez…

I just heard that Sarah can quit as Gov. and her Lt. Gov. then can take the Governors post and APPOINT Sarah as Senator IF Stevens is elected into office and is evicted (or resigns). Gawd… I hope all of those absentee ballots are for Begich!

5 11 2008
LaNon

vp choice: buck stops at mccain
you play
you pay

5 11 2008
strangelet

@lock pepper: Wait! Put down the rope! Bachmann is in a really, really red Congressional district. In most states, Congressional districts have been reified into very secure for one party or the other. Here in pretty-blue CA, there are still a number of bright-red districts.

It’s just life. Truthfully, even if Tinklenberg had upset her, he would have a hell of a time getting re-upped in two years. She managed to make a damn fool of herself, and consume a lot of resources.

If Franken wins the Senate recount, Bachmann Turns into an Oversight [sorry, I couldn’t resist].

5 11 2008
interconti

Sorry, but we are sending her back to you good folks in Alaska. It’s up to you to decide what you want to do with her.

5 11 2008
LaNon

north slope?

5 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

LmaNon (19:23:47) :

mhrt oregon”steve” (19:19:17) :
We all have to remember that SWWNBN was not tapped by mclame
—————————-
beg to disagree
she most certainly was

we are not dumb
——————-
he had seen her only once before…….they FOTF had dinner with her in the summer of 07 while the group went on a cruise to AK…….they loved her she fit all the needs that they were looking for………..they wanted to make sure they could control the S C…and over turn ROE VS WADE

5 11 2008
strangelet

Tess In TX (19:45:10) :

Not true. If Stevens resigns or is ousted, Palin could run for his seat in the special election, but AK removed the “appoint replacement” power a couple years ago.

5 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

LaNon sorry about sp on your name…..

5 11 2008
pittsburghgirl

Your description of Palin:
“Palin has sliced her state down the middle and polarized her constituents in a way that I would not have imagined possible just a few months ago. The majority of Alaskans still support her, but her negative ratings have soared as Alaskans and the rest of the country have gotten to know her, and her political life will not be the cake walk it once was. And there are many investigations, and skeletons in the closet that are just beginning to emerge.”

George Bush in a Neiman Marcus skirt.

5 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Man. The story of Palin is a long, meandering, sordid one. I was just talking to my mom, and she wanted to know what the deal was with Palin’s kids. By the time I got done, she knew way too much about La Palin.

That said, I think some of what is coming out from the McCain camp is sour grapes. They clearly want it to be all about her, so they are saying whatever they can. Do I believe she may not know Africa is a continent? Yes. Do I believe the McCainites may have made it up just to make her look more ignorant? Yes. In other words, it’s something she might have said, even if she really didn’t.

My dad is in shock about Obama, too. Part of the reason he went back to Taiwan is because he was frustrated with the glass ceiling he faced as an Asian man in his line of work. Like me, he thought there was no way America would elect a black man as president. Even though he (my dad) is a fiscal conservative, I have to believe he would have voted for Obama. My dad thought W. was an idiot (my dad’s forte is economy).

I love our new first family. I love our new second family. I love that they all get along and enjoy each other’s company. I even love Michelle’s dress last night, though I am definitely in the minority about that. Of course, I love Joe the VP-Elect, too.

I think Palin will be more closely watched now that so many of her gates have been exposed. I don’t think she will make it back to national prominence, or if she does, it will be in a vastly-dimished GOP, with the moderate conservatives splintered off.

Thank you, AKM, for your tireless dedication to the truth. You have done your country a great service.

P.S. responsiblecitizen08, sparky, and anyone else who loves herself some Joe Biden, this link in for you:

mediamatters.org/columns/200811050003?f=h_column

P.P.S. I think I might have to donate to get a couple of those cute wolves, but I don’t think I can bear giving them up to La Palin. I shall have to think about it.

5 11 2008
More Light than Heat

I still can’t get over the idea that SP minored in Political Science. I keep wondering what her college record REALLY was. I minored in international relations, and we had to take geography and poli sci classes. Now, granted it was a couple of decades before SP was in college, and I only went to one and graduated in 4 years, but sheeeeesh. The stuff she flubbed on was high school stuff at the latest!

All you Alaskans who want help from Outside, just let us know how we can help. SP must not be allowed to be part of national politics, and if the way to achieve that is to scuttle her career in Alaska, it’s to all of our benefit.

5 11 2008
Tess In TX

strangelet (19:47:12) : – Whew! Thanks – good to know! I was just regurgitating what I’d heard on Rachel Maddow. Perhaps I just caught the end of story.

5 11 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

Wasilla Sarah morphed into Way Silly Sarah.

What a waste of our time she was. A cracker looking for a Polly.

5 11 2008
BS

AK907 – Amen to that. We need the FBI again. You are right – Alaska will not do it. When she comes home, if she’s not already here, there will be lots of people greeting her with their tears of joy that their savior has returned. However, she does have the ethics charge. Maybe something can be done there. And yes, housegate – that may be the one gate that brings her down.

5 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

“I am neither bitter nor vanquished, but very confident in the knowledge that there will be another day,” she said. “We can do that even from the homefront up in Alaska. I can’t wait to join you there in Alaska. God bless you, thank you very much, and I love you more than you’ll ever know, Mat-Su Valley.”

5 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

lock pepper in honolulu, you have to realize that Wingnut Bachmann is from the reddest of our state. She was up by fifteen or so early on. She was thought to be a lock to get re-elected. She doubled-down on some nasty ads in the last week, and she only won by four points. In addition, the third-party candidate took ten percent. The fact that she came this close to not getting re-elected is a statement in and of itself. I know it doesn’t make it any easier to take, but oh well.

On the other hand, I am really mad that prop. hate passed (most likely, banning gay marriages). It seems like the dark side of America is that we (we in the broadest sense of the word) need to have someone to discriminate against. We make great leaps in the racial arena while moving backwards on the LGBT front. Sigh.

5 11 2008
El from Saskatchewan

Soon it will be 24 hours since the news spread across the world. I watched Oprah today and “she was unleashed!” and overjoyed. Someone had asked her who she was with and was leaning on his shoulder. She said she didn’t know
and apologized and he had said it was okay. So today she said Thank you Mr. Man.
I believe last night Todd was stunned and Sarah couldn’t believe they hadn’t won. They were oblivious to the situation. I don’t think they know half of the press they have had. I don’t think either read very much or even watch any TV other than South Park and such nonsense and hockey games. Not that there is anything wrong with that but you should really watch a bit of news and stories sometimes. Where did she think that Rwanda or Kenya were? I am sure she doesn’t realize what is store for her in Alaska. I believe she thinks she can go home and everything will be just the same – which mudflatters know can never be now.
The books will be written and more truth will come out. Her integrity will be shot.

5 11 2008
Steph aka Beans Harpoon Hussein-Palin

And yes, bye, bye Liddy Dole…back to Kansas you go!!

They never REALLY lived in Kansas, either. When Bob Dole retired from the Senate, he remained in DC. Although we Kansans do have mild affection for Bob Dole (who invented speaking of himself in third person😉 ) we lost affection for Elizabeth when she made the decision, as head of the Red Cross, NOT TO TEST BLOOD because of the costs, even AFTER they were well aware that AIDS was transmitted via blood transfusions. Remember Elizabeth and Arielle Glazer? Ryan White? Their deaths could have been avoided IF Dole had made a different decision.

5 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

AK907 (19:43:54) :

BS (19:18:53) :I am so mad right now
—————————-
what can we do to help…you know every one is wants to help….I have lived in a small town so I know how it can be…after what I have read today see seems so mean….and the way she treats that baby……she carries him around like a package…..

5 11 2008
Cheryle

Hi, just found you guys from the unitewasp.blogspot.com, which was started as “Women Against Sarah Palin” as a response to the Sarah Palin fan club that was profiled on CNN. I like your style and I’ll be reading you regularly!

5 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

AK907, what can we do? I will help out however possible. I have mad writing skills, if that will help. In addition, I would be happy to donate to any fund that will get her impeached/recalled in any way. You guys have done so much to help out your country, the least we can do is help you out in return.

5 11 2008
LaNon

prop 8 lawsuit already filed in LA. long live gloria allred.
(spare me the hate on her.)

5 11 2008
Cheryle

PS: I live in Portland, OR and visited your beautiful state on a cruise this summer. My first time there and I can’t wait to go back – hopefully next time we’ll travel with our 5th wheel!

5 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Oh, and Liddy Dole? Class act? Hell, no. Why is it that those who claim to be so religious act the most scurrilously?

Sincerely, an agnostic deist

5 11 2008
PDX Hussein That One MB

Merkley is projected to win the senate race in Oregon, altho neither candidate is conceding/claiming victory…

5 11 2008
PDX MB

Guess I can lose my Palin name now…

5 11 2008
Zim in Oz

I do not think she can be tutored. What’s missing is grey matter between her ears. Everyone….anyone knows that Africa is a continent. It is not something you remember learning, it is something you just know.

Common sense and general knowledge cannot be taught, it is what is aquired over years and years of learning and reading and absorbing.

She has a degree ? Excuse me, how ?

I am starting to wonder about her parents…they are teachers right ?

What on earth did they teach her and what on earth have they taught your kids in Alaska ?

5 11 2008
0whole1

> Road Runner (19:34:59) :
>I wonder if she has any books in her house.

Just the one.

5 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

from ‘comments’ in the ADN

“Sad to wipe a Palin brush over the entire Wasilla area. 9 out of 10 people I talked to today and yesterday voted for Obama – quietly. You could tell today by the big smiles and puffy eye lids from weeping with joy. It’s a new world Wasilla.”

5 11 2008
LaNon

she certainly didn’t help her kids with homework
or look at a map

5 11 2008
Tess In TX

AK907 (19:43:54) :

BS (19:18:53)

Just let us know what to do, who to write or call when the time comes. I still have all the names, address, fax numbers, phone numbers and email addys of the AK legislators.

The election may be over but I’m not leavin’ MF.

5 11 2008
LaNon

0whole1 (20:08:14) :
> Road Runner (19:34:59) :
>I wonder if she has any books in her house.
Just the one.
———————
ha

5 11 2008
strangelet

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (19:56:21) :

As an extremely straight Californian, I want to apologize for our collective vote on Prop 8, a terrible slap in the face to civil rights. The only explanation I can come up with is that the magic word “marriage” is very fraught with context.

At some future time, I hope to see the state get completely out of the “marriage” business, and only deal in legal domestic unions. “Marriage” is a sacrament, or ritual, or concept that should mean something to the participants, but be transparent to the state.

Not today, I guess. On the other hand, a year ago I would have bet you I wouldn’t live long enough to see a “non-white” POTUS, so who knows?

5 11 2008
LaNon

prop 8 did a lousy campaign in terms of strategy
and could not overcome mormon and fundie $$

5 11 2008
PDX MB

@Cheryle (20:02:11) :

PS: I live in Portland, OR and visited your beautiful state on a cruise this summer. My first time there and I can’t wait to go back – hopefully next time we’ll travel with our 5th wheel
**************
Welcome to the continuing party!

5 11 2008
strangelet

Oh, and good riddance to Liddy the schmuck (actually, that may be impossible, but you know what I mean).

5 11 2008
0whole1

> Bev (19:42:35) :
> News reports coming in that the Secret Service took the mob mentality at the Palin
> rallies very very seriously – and stepped up not only Obama’s protection detail, but
> the agents assigned to Michelle – AND THE KIDS.

See, that’s one of the things that really got me — leaving aside the utter f—ed up, Neo-Nazi, KKK contempt for the lives of the Senator and his family, leaving that aside I say, as if it were possible to leave that aside — herself was putting the lives of X number of Secret Servicemen at risk too.

Blah-dee-blah “our troops” blah-blah “servicemen” blah-blah: She put the lives of soldier-equivalents *at risk* because of her d*mn race-baiting. She didn’t give a good g*d d*mn that somebody might have to end up taking a bullet to save the Senator, somebody might end up paralyzed in a wheel chair like Brady after the Reagan attempt.

She. Is. Filth.

And that’s the name of *that* tune.

5 11 2008
Grassroots New Mexico

Thank you, AKM, for your wonderful stories, great reporting and fascinating insights into Alaska’s political landscape.

I could not have survived this election without you and this community. It helped to know there are sane folks in Alaska, and they’re not all a bunch of loonies like your wascally governor.

I will continue to visit from time to time, as we are now in this together, but this time for a greater cause — to take back our country through the power of grassroots.

5 11 2008
Enjay in Eastern MT

Very well done AKM — love the analogy

She’s going to have to kiss a lot of azz’z to gain back some of that political clout she went “shopping” on. Going to catch up on the the other 200 comments I didn’t get to yet —

5 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

strangelet, I am not particularly interested in marriage, but I just can’t understand how someone’s religion can usurp someone else’s rights.

I actually agree with….someone who wrote that civil unions should replace marriages, legally, and marriages can be restricted to churches. I agree. Or something.

LaNon, I just looked up Gloria Allred, and there will be nothing but admiration from me to her. I like people who fight for the underdogs.

5 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

cheryle….welcome…everyone is great

asiangrrl
for me it is not a black or white issue…….I am a white grandma…….but Obama is just right….for 8 years when the shrub would be on tv i would turn it off……….he just sounded stupid…..with his tee hee….stupid smile….giggle ..giggle….

trust me I am not educated…….but most can see he is not the brightest bulb…..i still remember hearing him say alloooong time a go……..I might me wrong..but..I will be strong…….that scared me right away……….

5 11 2008
New Boston Yankee

I’m confused. My favorite on air personality, Rachel Maddow, said tonight that if Ted Stevens were to win and then be expelled, Sarah Palin could resign from the governor’s office and then have the new governor–formerly her assistant governor–appoint her to Steven’s seat. It was my understanding that that particular law had been changed and that, under the new law, a special election would be required. Opinions please?

5 11 2008
0whole1

> asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (19:52:03) :

>I think Palin will be more closely watched now that so many of her gates have been exposed.

Heh-heh. Governor, your gates are open.

5 11 2008
Gayle

When McCain announced Palen as his running mate I had no idea who she was but my first thought was Token Female and it made me angry. Not any more, she went for it and was totally used. Along with her kids. She needs to reflect on that experience but don’t think that will happen.

5 11 2008
Whabs, Seattle, WA.

As a child of lesbian, I am about up to my neck with the hate.
My LESBIAN mother taught us to think, question, learn and stand up when something is wrong. My Republican-Christian father, liked to molest little girls.
I am SO tired of hearing that my mother is abnormal and that the title of Christian makes you pure.
Sometimes it just makes you a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

5 11 2008
Tess In TX

That’s what I heard too New Boston Yankee but, apparently, that’s not so.

5 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Damn. Sorry about my rampaging bolding. I gotta get that under control, but I am so very tired.

I don’t think Palin is tractable or trainable. She thinks she’s perfectly fine the way she is, as evidenced by her ‘rogue behavior’. In the end, that will be her downfall. She will always have her cadre who worship at the Cult of Palin, but I seriously doubt she will be anything more than a minor celeb.

5 11 2008
strangelet

@asian: See, for you (or me) “marriage” isn’t a magic word. But it is for a lotta people. So we need to separate the magic from the law. It’s either that or persuade half the people in the country that it’s not magic.

5 11 2008
LaNon

Whabs, Seattle, WA. (20:19:46) :
your day will come
you are with friends here

5 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

asiangal, have you not settled down yet? Personally, I just poured a cocktail hour glass of champagne – the first sip brought back yesterday and I got a bit misty.😉

5 11 2008
Dianna

LaNon (20:08:51) :
she certainly didn’t help her kids with homework
or look at a map

Kids? What kids?
Map? What map?

Props. Objects.

And all the world is her stage.

5 11 2008
LaNon

strangelet (20:23:32) :
@asian: See, for you (or me) “marriage” isn’t a magic word. But it is for a lotta people. So we need to separate the magic from the law.

——–
this was the essential strategic failure of the prop 8 campaign.
constitutional sep of church & state
why this country was founded
why our fores split from england
too much involvement from the anglican church

5 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

strangelet (20:23:32) :

@asian: See, for you (or me) “marriage” isn’t a magic word. But it is for a lotta people. So we need to separate the magic from the law. It’s either that or persuade half the people in the country that it’s not magic.
—————————————————
Perhaps you ought to be working towards the European model. The church is kept right out of marital status; a civil union is required, and most people have a church ceremony the following day.

5 11 2008
Ennealogic

Seems to me in order for Sarah to rise up through the ranks she’d need the strong backing of a major national political party. There’s only 2 of those.

From what I’m seeing, Sarah is no longer on the R’s list of up-and-coming politicians to groom. She’s managed, in two short months, to alienate, nauseate, or frustrate the deciders in that party. Without their backing, I don’t see how she goes anywhere but back to Wasilla. The R’s are not going to give her funding for a Senate run. Or even a House run. Her main mentor, Ted, is broken whether he admits it or not. And I don’t see Don in a position to put her forward either.

That leaves the D’s…. and that’s a big “No Way.”

So what’s left? A handful of mavericky souls launching a write-in campaign? That’s a recipe for an epic fail.

No, Sarah is on her own now. She either performs some magic in the next couple of months to totally repair her tarnished laughable image or she’ll be relegated to the dustbin of dumb wannabes along with other hard to remember simpletons like Quayle. Anyone want to place a bet on that? 😉

5 11 2008
0whole1

> Dianna (20:24:53) :
> And all the world is her stage.

And all the voters merely players.

Er…..well, ok, more like casting agents.

….

Next.

5 11 2008
LaNon

And all the world is her stage.

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Dianna:
WAS, was her stage.
(sorry sweet ak-ans, but she’s baaacccckkkk)

5 11 2008
strangelet

Aussie Blue Sky Hussein (20:24:46) :

Unfortunately, the result of CA Prop 8 is pretty unsettling. Just a little hint that equal rights still has a way to go.

5 11 2008
sfjt mn

Palin may not know about NAFTA or the Continent of Africa but she is good at manipulation (those flashy white teeth, the wink wink, & standing at the door wrapped in a towel). Could she & her puppet Lt. Gov. Parnel have their fingers in this? Could it be that the fix is in? How could the polls be so wrong? Check out fivethirtyeight. http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2008/11/what-in-hell-happened-in-alaska.html
sfjt mn

5 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

Whabs, Seattle, WA. (20:19:46) :

As a child of lesbian, I am about up to my neck with the hate.
My LESBIAN mother taught us to think, question, learn and stand up when something is wrong. My Republican-Christian father, liked to molest little girls.

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i am so sorry…………….can’ go on…..but I am so sorry

5 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

LaNon, true about the opponents to Prop Hate. They were just too complacent, thinking that liberal CA would carry the day. Now, they know better.

Hey, Grassroots New Mexico, good to see you guys turn blue!

mhrt oregon”steve” , his being black isn’t in the top five reasons I voted for him, but it IS important to me that he got elected as a black man. I also love that he mentions Asians (his half-sis is Asian) because then I feel less invisible.

Snort, 0whole1, she’ll just throw on a towel and call it a day.

Whabs, Seattle, WA, I hear you. A certain strain of Christians (see, Palin, Sarah), seem to think that by invoking their religion, they can do whatever they want. To me, it’s what you do, rather than what you say that speaks of your character. Blah.

The Alaskan rule was changed fairly recently, so perhaps it’s being misreported. It is annoying, though, that the media keeps getting it wrong what will happen if Stevens is kicked out of Congress.

5 11 2008
LaNon

Perhaps you ought to be working towards the European model. The church is kept right out of marital status; a civil union is required, and most people have a church ceremony the following day.

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exactly

5 11 2008
strangelet

Aussie Blue Sky Hussein (20:26:50) :

Absolutely, European model. Problem is, the USA is a very religious country.

5 11 2008
0whole1

> Ennealogic (20:27:00) :
> Without their backing, I don’t see how she goes anywhere but back to Wasilla.

IMO, depends on how much money Hagee (sp?) et al in wacky-church-land throw behind her, in support and promotions.

Speaking of which, that just reminded me of that old Steve Martin routine where he’s talking about books he’s written, and mentions “The Apple Pie Hubbub” which was significant because it was the first book in which he used verbs.

I might pay serious money to read “The Sarah Palin Primer on Natural Philosophy”. I’m betting it’d be *at least* six pages long, with pop ups of dinosaurs and cavemen, also.

5 11 2008
strangelet

Hey, on the possible Senate vacancy, AKM has told us how it is (with excerpt), and I believe AKM.

5 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Aussie Blue Sky Hussein , wait, so you’re telling me that in another way, I am similar to the socialists? Dang.

strangelet, yeah, that’s so true. If people did their research, they would see that “traditional marriage” is a crock. I mean, women were chattel and had no rights. And really, the Mormons????? As Jon Stewart said, “Because the very foundation of their religion is based on marriage between one man and one woman.”

Whabs, I know of which you speak. I send strong vibes westward, hoping they find you tonight.

5 11 2008
Charlie

Holy crap! Didn’t know Africa was a continent? Are there any limits to this woman’s ignorance? With a reservoir of knowledge this shallow, how could she possibly think she’s qualified to be a heartbeat away? Her self-regard is breathtaking.

5 11 2008
0whole1

> Charlie (20:33:47) :
> Holy crap! Didn’t know Africa was a continent?

Well, to be fair, what has ever come out of Africa that’s been that important?

….Oh, wait a minute….

(*SNL voice*)

Nevermind.

5 11 2008
strangelet

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (20:33:14) :

Oh, yes, the Mormons and the revelation dissing polygamy that coincidentally came just as Utah was being voted on for statehood. And the other revelation allowing black men into the priesthood that coincidentally followed the Civil Rights Act.

I love me some revelation.

5 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Aussie Blue Sky Hussein, I am completely emotionally spent. A bit weepy now and then, but mostly exhausted. I don’t drink (allergic to most), but I am medicating with chocolate.

strangelet, or so we say. It’s funny because most countries (as per Bill Maher) get less religious as they become more industrialized. We are the only country that didn’t go that route.

5 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

strangelet (20:29:25) :

Aussie Blue Sky Hussein (20:26:50) :

Absolutely, European model. Problem is, the USA is a very religious country.
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Europe includes the most Catholic of Catholic countries. I call that religious, when an entire country shares the same faith.

The USA was asleep on the job when it let the lunatics start thinking they could take over the asylum.

5 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

strangelet, funny how convenient those revelations are. I have a revelation: The Mormons need to keep their nose out of other people’s lives.”

5 11 2008
strangelet

@asian: Yeah. I speculate that it’s because we’re so spread out. We have large chunks of the country that never rub up against each other, even with industrialization. I believe it is the case the Russia remains pretty religious, even after a century of theoretically atheist rule.

5 11 2008
strangelet

sorry: “the Russia” ==> “that Russia”

5 11 2008
strangelet

@aussie: I confess ignorance. Assuming we’re talking about Italy, do they have the same conceptual separation of legal status and religious sacrament?

5 11 2008
Steph aka Beans Harpoon Hussein-Palin

Wow…so she thought Kenya, South Africa, Nairobi, etc were all “states” in the African “country”? She didn’t understand that “apartheid” in South Africa wasn’t like “segregation” in South Carolina? That each “state” has its own government and there is no unified “African” government?

Good lord, she’s an idiot. The University of Idaho/Idaho State University/Whatever college she graduated from needs to ask for their degree back.

5 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

strangelet, you’re just talkin’ the Palinese, don’tcha know? Yah, you betcha!

5 11 2008
DemsAreNotAfraid

sfjt mn: I was just about to post that same link. Nate Silver on 538.com is right that the numbers seem strange in Alaska. I trust him – he had the best prediction of how the election was going to go yesterday. So if he is surprised then there is something wrong.

Silver also noticed last night that there was something wrong with my neighboring state of Georgia. I was alarmed when they called it for McCain long before the votes from Atlanta could have been counted. It turns out that the poll workers from several counties were sent home without counting the absentee and early votes! I still think there is something fishy going on there – I expected Obama to win Georgia due to the high early turnout.

As far as Elizabeth Hasselbeck’s sudden interest in Obama – she must be a true idiot to (a) campaign with Palin in the first place and (b) to try to say now that she is proud to have an African American President. The two things are mutually exclusive. She was choking on her own words which is a sign she really doesn’t believe in Obama at all – what a liar.

SP actually knows alot about Africa – it’s where “That One” was probably born with a non-U.S. birth certificate.

5 11 2008
Dianna

As far as Elizabeth Hasselbeck’s sudden interest in Obama – she must be a true idiot to (a) campaign with Palin in the first place and (b) to try to say now that she is proud to have an African American President.

Does she know there an Africa?

5 11 2008
Dr. Patois

I am up for “Wolfhood”. I have supported Defenders of Wildlife for years. We should think about which address would be most effective. My guess is to send them to the legislature. That way SWWNBN could not try to cover it up AND perhaps the legislature might take measures to STOP the slaughter. Should we ask Defenders to work with us? If the legislature does not reconvene until Jan. we have time to organize and promote it. We could send our money to Defenders and they could ship all of the stuffed wolves at one time, perhaps the first day they convene. We could even ask Defenders to put a special note on the pups! We would make our point, it would probably get media coverage, Defenders would get money to help their efforts (they are a great organization) and the legislators would probably see to it that the stuffed wolves are donated to kids. What do you think?

5 11 2008
HamletsMill

kizzy (18:03:59) :

Deep Blue –

I saw the “didn’t know Africa” clip over on Huffington Post, too.

All I have to say is that this country really dodged a bullet. What an embarassment she would have been to the country.
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I think you have hit the nail on the head. We have indeed dodged a bullet. We are all still alive. Now everyone is trying to check to see if their arms and legs are still working. In a sense, Sarah Palin was kind of a national out-of-body experience. That gut perception is how we all ended up here somehow through soul knowledge. It was all beyond mere words in newspapers and magazines and images on TV. This ignorant person is dangerous and she must be totally neutralized in our national politics. Maybe she can find an acceptable existence in Alaska as Governor again. But she has been to the bright lights of the big city. She is indeed a “Neiman Marxist” now as has been said. She may want to become part of the Wall Street Comintern now with the true Reagan Republican Brooks Brothers Suit Bolsheviks down in the lower 48. Money talks. And money talks big time in the old politics. And she is now the poster child of the old politics of puppet masters from over the horizon. Can she fit in now that there is a sea change to the new bottom up politics wrought by a lowly “community organizer” who had people with Internet skills in his organization.

I myself do not think relationship counseling will help. I think all Alaskans will be sleeping in the double bed alone with her out on the couch. I don’t see reconciliation. But maybe those long Alaskan nights will drive her to being taken back into bed. Maybe the cold, long winters will take it’s toll on the need for human touch and pure animal warmth. But, then again, maybe everybody in Alaska will just get a cat. But cats tend to take over. It is an interesting dilemma.

5 11 2008
Steph aka Beans Harpoon Hussein-Palin

Dianna-I think she was in “Survivor Australia”, so I don’t know if she knows Africa.

She tried to say that because she knows the players and events of the civil rights movement, she understands what its like to be black. I don’t even pretend I can know what that’s like.

5 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

strangelet (20:44:20) :

@aussie: I confess ignorance. Assuming we’re talking about Italy, do they have the same conceptual separation of legal status and religious sacrament?
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I haven’t been to a wedding in Italy, but France and Austria are both Catholic countries and that is the situation there, and in Monaco and Switzerland. I do know that in Italy I saw no evidence of any deep religious commitment by the people. It seems the Vatican is just another piece of history. I was in Rome for Easter once, and while the crowds were huge, Italians were thin on the ground at the services.

I wish someone would invite me to a wedding in Italy, I would love to go back.

5 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Dr. Patois, I like your idea a lot. I would hate for the stuffed wolves to be thrown away or worse.

Dianna, I think that should be the litmus test for all new candidates: “Do you know that Africa is a continent?”

DemsAreNotAfraid, I just have to say….Alan Rickman!!!!!!!!

5 11 2008
eajphd Wolves Run Free

AK907 (19:43:54) :You don’t have to be a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.

There you go again AK907 (19:43:54) bringing that darn Bill Ayers back in to the conversation.

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (20:20:12) : Damn. Sorry about my rampaging bolding. I gotta get that under control, but I am so very tired.

Gee asiangrrl, don’t do that I have this mental image of you as a bold rampager and you keep shooting it down, first no Harley, then the snuggling kittens and now this denial of rampaging.

5 11 2008
Dianna

Steph aka Beans Harpoon Hussein-Palin (20:54:51) :
Dianna-I think she was in “Survivor Australia”, so I don’t know if she knows Africa.

She tried to say that because she knows the players and events of the civil rights movement, she understands what its like to be black. I don’t even pretend I can know what that’s like.

Oh oh oh.

5 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

Dianna (20:52:14) :

As far as Elizabeth Hasselbeck’s sudden interest in Obama – she must be a true idiot to (a) campaign with Palin in the first place and (b) to try to say now that she is proud to have an African American President.
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Oh, my – she didn’t just campaign, she stood there and shrieked about clothes for several minutes, and spouted all the other rubbish. She was vile.

5 11 2008
Lori W.

Dr. Patois – I like the way you think! I agree – let’s send the adopted wolf certificates to legislators. Let the ideas for names begin! HusseinWolf…….

5 11 2008
-gina in Fairbanks

Sent this “to do list” to my legislators and the State House and Senate leaders today:

1. A Governor who governs from our capitol city.
2. No more per diem for living at home.
3. No more family trips at State expense.
4. No more conducting State business on private email accounts.
5. No more trips for the First Gentlemen paid for by lobbyists.
6. No more lobbying by the First Gentlemen.
7. Send Todd back to work at his real job, get him out of the Governor’s office.

5 11 2008
Dianna

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (20:57:14) :

Dianna, I think that should be the litmus test for all new candidates: “Do you know that Africa is a continent?”

Or what countries can you see from you back door?

5 11 2008
Progressive From Oregon

I’m looking for someone in Alaska, perhaps the AK Muckraker even, that can take some detailed photos of the Wasilla Sports Complex AND Fraud Palin’s lakeside home. I’m looking for some comparison shots of windows, roof vents, door hardware, siding, etc. The closer and more detailed the better.

Any sneaky photogs up there wanna have some fun and possibly help put together a story?

5 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

Progressive From Oregon (21:02:25) :

I’m looking for someone in Alaska, perhaps the AK Muckraker even, that can take some detailed photos of the Wasilla Sports Complex AND Fraud Palin’s lakeside home. I’m looking for some comparison shots of windows, roof vents, door hardware, siding, etc. The closer and more detailed the better.

Any sneaky photogs up there wanna have some fun and possibly help put together a story?
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Maybe someone did that while they were away – but they’re ba-a-ck now.😀

I suspect, too, that the lovenest is pretty much a commercial construction, only prettier.

5 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

eajphd Wolves Run Free, I do have four rather elaborate tattoos. Does that help? I used to have a pierced navel (kept getting infected), and, um, I’m rather non-traditional in my thoughts of love and life. Plus, I can kick ass! Ok, actually, I’m studying tai chi, but still….Oh, wait, I did a performance piece back in the day in which I stripped. Does that help?

Dianna, or better yet, “Can you speak a complete sentence in English?” Or, “Can you speak a sentence without lying?”

5 11 2008
Sarah

I am 52. 40 years ago most of us could not even have imagined a black president and now it is a reality. I am so excited that I could elect a man I believed in, who happened to be black. It gives me hope that one day we will see gay marriage in most states and stop trying to impose our individual beliefs on each other. This time hope and not fear won! I love saying President Obama. It has a nice ring to it.

5 11 2008
Dianna

She’ll be easy to trap. I thought the revelation that came out today about her temper tantrums was important information. Good stuff to know. Coupled with her lack of knowledge.

5 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein
5 11 2008
Steph aka Beans Harpoon Hussein-Palin

Dianna-
The White House could have been just temper tantrum after temper tantrum. Oh, plus Piper and Trig going off once in awhile.

I did like meeting the “old McCain” again last night. I guess now that he is not running, I can try to gain some respect for him again. His time to run for President was 8 years ago. I hope he manages to leave a great legacy, rather than one of bigotry and hate that Palin interjected into the campaign.

5 11 2008
testerm

Thanks to all of you for being here and I too am proud of the victory and happy for the work ahead.

5 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

The bright side: Now Sarah Palin’s daughter doesn’t even need to get married

Those who voted for Barack Obama can glory in the fact that hope didn’t simply triumph over cynicism, it smashed its ugly fat face in. Even Americans who didn’t vote for him should be proud that they live in a country where wiser people can be counted on to cancel out their mistake. And Sarah Palin’s daughter doesn’t need to marry her redneck boyfriend.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/nov/06/us-elections-barack-obama-victory1

They don’t mince words, those Brits

5 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Sarah, I am fifteen years younger than you, and I didn’t believe I would see a black man in the office…until yesterday. Because it’s happened, I don’t think I can say never again, ever again.

Dianna, she just seems so angry under that smile. Lots and lots of repressed anger.

5 11 2008
JollyRoger

She should have been helped out of the box, directly into a straitjacket. Caribou Barbie is a wonderful subject for someone’s thesis.

I regret that I wasn’t paying more attention before McCain threw her at us. I was aware of Troopergate, and being the simpleton that I am, I figured that zeroed out her chances of getting the VP nod. It’s as if I knew nothing of the Goppers, or their history of excusing even the worst scum among them.

I’ll know better than to ever rule anything out again, at least.

5 11 2008
Enjay in Eastern MT

I am appalled that she didn’t realize that Africa was a continent – not a “country” — didn’t they have something in the AK legislature about divesting the investments from Darfur? (Maybe thats why it took so long to do – couldn’t find it on the globe) Doesn’t understand the genocide that has occured across that “continent”?

Her lack of curiosity about the world, its people, beliefs, etc astound me. Obviously – even an intense 60 month training course could not “bring her up to speed” regarding world events & history. Maybe I should send a few US Government books to her…. “Broken Government” “Cobra II” “Failed States” “Against all Enemies” State of Denial” “Constitution in Exile” “The Politics of Truth” “History of the United States” “When Presidents Lie” etc and my 10th grade Civics & Econ. book —

And it doesn’t really matter where or who “tapped” her for the limelight of national politics, it was ultimately McC who brought her onstage as his “soul-mate”. She didn’t blink. And obviously felt it was like being Miss Alaska — open a few stores – tell a few stories – pagent walk (lol) – and a few “perfunctory” duties to gain experience.

IMHO – I think she should start her own church – she can have Muthee as “special guest” and would love the tax advantages.

5 11 2008
Augie

Gosh, it seems that Miss Teen South Carolina was right after all…
not enough maps for Americans to know about South Africa and the eye-rack and such as….

5 11 2008
Dianna

Steph aka Beans Harpoon Hussein-Palin (21:13:39) :
Dianna-
The White House could have been just temper tantrum after temper tantrum. Oh, plus Piper and Trig going off once in awhile.

I did like meeting the “old McCain” again last night. I guess now that he is not running, I can try to gain some respect for him again. His time to run for President was 8 years ago. I hope he manages to leave a great legacy, rather than one of bigotry and hate that Palin interjected into the campaign.

Does Odd Todd have a personality? Maybe I have missed the whole “getting to know you” but what a seemingly weird character.

I have my issues with McCain. Maybe Cindy is a trollop c*nt, but I think he might have kept that private.

5 11 2008
El from Saskatchewan

just finished reading the transcript of a 7 min interview Sarah gave this AM in Phoenix
hotlineblog.nationaljournal.com/archives/2008/11/palin_on_2012_s.html

5 11 2008
Dianna

Aussie Blue Sky Hussein (21:18:00) :
The bright side: Now Sarah Palin’s daughter doesn’t even need to get married

Levi, if he has any sense, should run.

5 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Any time I think, “I would be a better_______(fill in the position) than _______ (fill in candidate)”, then that candidate is toast. I looked at Sarah Palin and thought, “My ten-year-old niece would be a better VP than Sarah Palin”, and I could only shake my head in amazement.

5 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

Augie (21:19:22) :

Gosh, it seems that Miss Teen South Carolina was right after all…
not enough maps for Americans to know about South Africa and the eye-rack and such as….
😀

5 11 2008
Dianna

Augie (21:19:22) :
Gosh, it seems that Miss Teen South Carolina was right after all…
not enough maps for Americans to know about South Africa and the eye-rack and such as….

lol

5 11 2008
BigSlick THAT ONE Hussein Clamp Noodle Palin

Palin is being interviewed by FOX News as she gets off the plane.

She is back to rape the environment and screw the people.

Time to get take her down for good.

Insurgents, to arms!

5 11 2008
Zim in Oz

@0whole1 (20:36:06) :
>>>Well, to be fair, what has ever come out of Africa that’s been that important?
….Oh, wait a minute….>>>

ME !🙂 🙂 🙂

5 11 2008
5 11 2008
Deuce2 AL

At this time, I can’t say what will happen to SP, I do know where
our host may be going. Please take a few minutes to view this video.
It is definitely a tribute to Mudflats, and very well deserved.
http://www.yourchoiceforchange08.org/?d=QUtNIE11ZGZsYXRz

5 11 2008
BigSlick THAT ONE Hussein Clamp Noodle Palin

Palin blames the media and is again claiming she is transparent and accountable.

Alaska, don’t let her get away with all her crap.

5 11 2008
Augie

I have some doubt that she could hold the backing of the religious right for another run in 2012. They stood by her and made hypocritical excuses this time when all her trashiness first come to light, but it’s all been too much now. You can bet they learned a very valuable lesson about proper vetting.

5 11 2008
strangelet

@Aussie — Thank you for that depressing snapshot of Wasilla.

Here’s what I don’t understand — The Matanuska Valley has been renowned for forty years for the high quality of its marijuana crop. How can all these people be so Republican?

5 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

strangelet (21:32:04) :

@Aussie — Thank you for that depressing snapshot of Wasilla.

Here’s what I don’t understand — The Matanuska Valley has been renowned for forty years for the high quality of its marijuana crop. How can all these people be so Republican?
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God wants you to be rich, dontcha know?

5 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Aussie Blue Sky Hussein, but Jesus said that bit about eye of needle, camel, rich man and heaven! So who’s lying here?

5 11 2008
Augie

stranglet,
Isn ‘t it also the meth capitol of Alaska?
I hear that can make people do some craaaazzzzy stuff.

5 11 2008
jward

And on a happy note: O’Merkley wins in Oregon!

5 11 2008
Enjay in Eastern MT

Deuce2 AL (21:30:08) :

At this time, I can’t say what will happen to SP, I do know where
our host may be going. Please take a few minutes to view this video.
It is definitely a tribute to Mudflats, and very well deserved.

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That is wonderful AKM AKM AKM !!!
Little do they know that they get a couple thousand mudpuppies when they take AKM 😉

5 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

I’m conflicted. Making Palin the scapegoat of the McCain flop may ensure that we never have to see her on the national stage again. However, I firmly believe that McCain is as much if not more to blame for his campaign failure as anyone, so he’s not being fair.

5 11 2008
Deuce2 AL

Sorry about the video. Sound was not good. I hope this takes care
of it. It is well worth the listen. AKM, here’s to you in DC.

http://www.yourchoiceforchange08.org/?d=QUtNIE11ZGZsYXRz

5 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

jward (21:42:05) :

And on a happy note: O’Merkley wins in Oregon!

In loving memory of Little O’Merkley.😀

5 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

jward, add one more to the Dem pile! Now, if Franken could just eke his race out….

5 11 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

CPAC (conservative progressive action committee?) invited Sarah Palin to their convention next year, but they didn’t invite McCain. Interesting.

I think it’s time we change our names now that Barack Hussein Obama has been elected. From this day forward, I shall be Gruesome Grifter Gal.

5 11 2008
Deuce2 AL

Enjay in Eastern MT
Thank you very much. AKM deserves to go to DC.
Our country needs such a person.

5 11 2008
Gruesome Grifter Gal

Miz Towel-Draper must be ‘exposed’ to the world for all she represents. She is a monster energizer bunny – she will keep going and going and going……..until she has destroyed all in her path.

5 11 2008
Deuce2 AL

Still can’t get the sound right. WTH, just listen to the whole
video. It’s worth it, 21:43:38 post.

5 11 2008
strangelet

I dunno, Vlad. I thought Vlad the ImPalin was pretty good.

5 11 2008
Juneauite

I am just so glad that the election is over and the deserving candidate won!
I am so happy that the division in my own household is over. For months my husband and I disagree since he is a Republican and I am Democrat. He constantly defended Palin’s dumb moves much to my annoyance. Now, he realizes how dumb she really is and he is hoping that she never runs for any national position…..EVER!

I want to wish more than that…I wish that she will never be allowed to hold a political office in her entire lifetime. I wish that if she even made any attempt to secure the Senate seat that she hopes Steven will be ousted from that we, Alaskans, refuse to provide her the means to use us as another ticket to get to the White House.

In fact, if only we can have her recalled right now…that would be an icing on top of our victory!!!

5 11 2008
Enjay in Eastern MT

I took off my Palin name when someone suggested listing where we reside –

Just as an FYI — ENJAY is my for initials Nancy J

5 11 2008
Grifter Palins?

maybe this?

5 11 2008
Vlad the ImPalin

OK I’ll stick with that

5 11 2008
Enjay in Eastern MT

lol good one Vlad

Hubby & I normally cancel each others votes out … but he isn’t “die hard” politically — this year – we voted the same. (After 35 yrs)

Am wondering — how big did they estimate the crowd in Grant Park?

5 11 2008
Dianna

Juneauite

For months my husband and I disagree since he is a Republican and I am Democrat. He constantly defended Palin’s dumb moves much to my annoyance.

I am curious about how anyone can/could defend her.
At drill, baby, drill, I was nauseated.

5 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Vlad the ImPalin, I like that much better than Gruesome Grifter Gal.

Man. Is the election really over? I feel like I’m dreaming…..

5 11 2008
madmonq

Thanks for helping take Palin down. Seriously. The Tranny George W Bush would have been too much for our nation at this time. Maybe she’ll learn a lesson or two and come back less of an ass in the next few years. That’s how optimism this election has brought out of me.

http://madmonq.wordpress.com/2008/11/05/salaam-al-alaikum-fundamentalists-neo-cons-pumas-suckas/

5 11 2008
Dragon Lady

Community Organizers Unite!

Tessa & others: Defenders of Wildlife. I’m in.
As people choose their endangered animals to support they should contact the state and local officials who have the power to change laws. Wolves in AK, WY, MONTANA. And so on.

These mental case fundies. Be aware that Jerry Falwell started his first Christian school as a reaction against desegregation. He pushed hard to get his Liberty University Law School to FLOOD Washington with like-minded fundies. They Brag about it.

In light of the above: we need to be involved at the lowest level of local politics. The Bachmann’s got on School Boards; Sarah on the City Council.

Ausie and RF11 – I agree about JM’s acceptance speech. I thought it was hateful. “A historical election for African Americans”?? That’s no dogwhistle it’s a foghorn. Every redneck in the country heard: “The Democrat Party just got all those lazy n-words out to vote.”

And sorry guys but Michelle’s dress made her look like a pregnant sunburned penguin.

Am in a Wonderful Mood. (Will confine comments to two sentences hereon.)

But I see that even in our euphoria we are all moved to action to stop the madness. That’s what Obama had in mind.

5 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

Deuce2 AL (21:30:08) :

At this time, I can’t say what will happen to SP, I do know where
our host may be going. Please take a few minutes to view this video.
It is definitely a tribute to Mudflats, and very well deserved.
http://www.yourchoiceforchange08.org/?d=QUtNIE11ZGZsYXRz
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is this for real

5 11 2008
Deuce2 AL

Enjay in Eastern MT: Am wondering — how big did they estimate the crowd in Grant Park?
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OVER 250,000.

5 11 2008
Zim in Oz

Wow ! that AKM Video is fabulous.

Well done !

5 11 2008
Physicsmom

AKM
I’ve been lurking here for the past couple months, and now, finally, emerge to tell you how much I’ve enjoyed reading your blog and getting to know more about the Alaskan political scene. More than that, though, I appreciate your skilled writing, deft use of language and wry wit. You should be on a bigger stage in the New Media, like writing a column for Huff Post or something. Anyway thank you for all you’ve done. And I agree with the others, if we can do something -donate, write, etc. – to help AK dethrone SWWNBN, let us know.

5 11 2008
CO Almost Native

The selection of Princess Palin caused problems from dy one for the McCain campaign:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/05/mccain-senior-foreign-pol_n_141679.html

Pundits on CNN balm the state of the Republican party for McCain’s downfall: little organization, $$ put into dirty ads that turned voters off, the kowtowing to the religious evangelical conservative base- which turned moderate voters off, poorly organized ground organization, unlike Obama’s (which I saw first hand in CO- it was amazing), weak Republican candidates- who did nothing for McCain…add in the two wars,a dork for a president, and an economic downturn- the perfect storm for disaster.

If the Republicans stick to their failed formula of tax cuts in the face of a massive deficit, “victory” victory in the wars, and pushing their religious morals onto the rest of us…the Republican party will fade into the sunset.

5 11 2008
Deuce2 AL

mhrt oregon”steve”
———————–
Absolutely: I don’t smoke, take dope, pray to the pope, and
above all, I DON’T BULLS#!T.
Naw, it’s an email that I received from Divided We Fail.org.
You just fill in someone elses name like this:
http://www.yourchoiceforchange08.org/?d=T3JlZ29uIFN0ZXZl

5 11 2008
Juneauite

Dianna (21:58:49) :

Juneauite

For months my husband and I disagree since he is a Republican and I am Democrat. He constantly defended Palin’s dumb moves much to my annoyance.

I am curious about how anyone can/could defend her.
At drill, baby, drill, I was nauseated.

….

I asked him that same question and all he can say was that Obama and Ayers… I told him that maybe Palin winked at him and he got mesmerized and started thinking with his “other” head instead of the one he needs to use…🙂

Needless to say we had some very entertaining and colorful arguments over the past few months you would think we were running our own political commentary in the household…

He is quiet now and basically out of the influence of the nauseauting woman who loves to wink….

I am just happy that I have my husband back🙂

5 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

mhrt oregon”steve”, I’m pretty sure it’s one of those vids that you can put anyone’s name in it. Cool, though.

I am resigned to the fact that only knikgoose and I liked Michelle’s dress. Very bold and splashy.

Re: McCain’s speech. I thought he was being gracious as he could be. It was a nice gesture, but it was THE LEAST he could do after the disgraceful campaign he’s run. It doesn’t make up for all the crap he threw or all the people he dragged in the dirt (not mud, we like mud here) or his clear disdain for Obama, but I grudgingly thank him for not inciting his people even more. I don’t exonerate him for what he’s done, though. That kind of ugliness will not be forgotten nor forgiven for quite some time.

5 11 2008
CO Almost Native

oops. too many typos- mea culpa. I should not try to sound intelligent when it is this late and I have been trying to catch up on laundry and everything else I let go to pot.

5 11 2008
FAilure 2 Palinate

AKM: What a brilliantly written article. If you ever tire of blogging, you should think about journalism. You have a real gift.

Wow — now that i’ve written the above, I see from other posts that my sentiments have become a theme here. Whatever you do, don’t stop informing us. I personally couldn’t have survived the last two months without you.

Thanks AKM, from the bottom of my heart. Thanks.

5 11 2008
sauerkraut aka Road Apple Palin

While Palin may have come out of the box, so to speak, there’s still a box waiting her arrival. If what the prior post contained is true, then there’s some political finance laws which have been violated. But that’s on top of the other Palin shenanigans. Put her back into a box. The one down in Bedford Hills, NY. If any prosecutor is paying attention at DOJ and IRS, then there’s going to be some real investigating – not just this personnel board with their apparent conflict of interest rubbish – and an indictment in 12-18 months.

5 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (22:10:31) :

I am resigned to the fact that only knikgoose and I liked Michelle’s dress. Very bold and splashy.
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I liked it, too. It looked better up close.

5 11 2008
Enjay in Eastern MT

Thank you —
I couldn’t even “guesstimate” the size –
it was awesome !

I thought it was “ironic” that ppl going out on the lawn at the McC were having to go thru “security” – while the pres. elect was open — I know there were security measures on stage – but it was “for the people” Just fantastic.

This Mudpuppy needs to hit the bed tho – ‘nother day – ‘nother dollar
May have to contact the site (stated above) about adopting a wolf and see if they would send a card to the Alaska State Legislature — letting them know “we protest” the hunting by airplane
(Think I would want the little pup)

5 11 2008
portland oregon native

I have another scenario.
Sarah, first Turd, Uncle Ted, and the gang all decide that since they have all been treated SO unfairly that they will secede from the USA, returning to their Alaska Independent Party roots.
She is so stupid she does this while Bush is still President so all the current anti terrorist statutes are still in place.
Sarah tries to call out the Alaska Nation Guard. The majority just quit and go home. The real Army comes in and Sarah and her friends are all taken away to Gitmo be tried for treason, sometime in the next 25 years.
But alls well that ends well, because she thinks that Gitmo is just another resort in the Caribbean, (where ever that is!?) and it is warmer in the winter than Wasilla.
Now I know that it is pretty late and I am sleep deprived.
Night all

5 11 2008
sauerkraut aka Road Apple Palin

asiangrrrl – he’s not to be forgiven, amen to that. yet another reason why I remain madly in love with ya! hahahaaaa. …

too bad Palin doesn’t have your wisdom. have you seen where some faux news commentator stated he thought she was… well, stupid? Seems she thinks Africa is a country, etc. Let the feeding begin!

5 11 2008
Enjay in Eastern MT

I did like her dress —
might have been better in Purple —
but was “splashy” and “eye catching”
and she carried it well !
😉

5 11 2008
Juneauite

I like Michelle’s dress too…in fact I was hoping I can buy one right now since she usually wears off the rack clothes but I found out it was from Narciso Rodriguez’s 2009 line so it is not out yet. I am not sure if I can afford it, not that I am saying Michelle has expensive taste, but because I am not sure how much it would be.

5 11 2008
Lurker

Funny post from Huffpost:

I have a six year old daughter who delights in the fact that she can correctly pronounce the word “nuclear,” unlike both Bush and Palin. She finds this hilarious.

All around the Halloween festivities, she loved telling this one in her spookiest voice: “I want to have a scary haunted house with lots of spooky tricks. In one bowl, I’ll put peeled grapes, and when people put their hand in it I’ll tell them that it’s Mooonster eeeeeyeballs! Next, I’ll have a bowl filled with cold spaghetti, and when people touch it, I’ll tell them that it’s Fraaaaankensteiiiin’s guuuuuuuts! Then I’ll have a big empty bowl, and when people put their hands in it, I’ll say that it’s Sarah Palin’s braaaaaaaiiins!!” Then she’d die laughing and over-explain it. “See, because there ARE no brains in the bowl! It’s EMPTY!”

From the mouths of babes…

5 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

Gruesome Grifter Gal (21:50:05) :

Miz Towel-Draper must be ‘exposed’ to the world for all she represents. She is a monster energizer bunny – she will keep going and going and going……..until she has destroyed all in her path
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thank you …….I kinda got dissed earlier about this………..

5 11 2008
CO Almost Native

@asianhusseingrrl-

I liked Michele’s dress- classy with a touch pizazz. I also liked the AKM video- although I am basically computer illiterate and easily impressed.

Time for bed- tomorrow is another day of playing catch up and keeping an eye on undecided races. The #@!&*! anti-affirmative action amendment is still too close to call in CO.

My condolences to CA on the passage of prop 8:(

5 11 2008
Deuce2 AL

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN
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Just for you. A very kind and intellectual young that you are.
Have fun in DC.
http://www.yourchoiceforchange08.org/?d=YXNpYW4gSHVzc2Vpbmdycmw=

5 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Aussie Blue Sky Hussein, there was an interesting article in HuffPo that maybe people weren’t used to seeing a first lady with pizzazz. Anything but drab pantsuits, I say!

My dad (my mom told me) really likes Michelle Obama, but he was repulsed by all the bling Cindy McCain wore. When I told my mom that Cindy McCain’s outfit for John’s acceptance speech cost $300,000, she (my mom) was speechless.

Enjay in Eastern MT, night! Sweet dreams.

5 11 2008
Deuce2 AL

OOPS: forgot the word LADY.

5 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

Lurker (22:18:55) :

From the mouths of babes…
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Doesn’t she sound gorgeous?😀

5 11 2008
sauerkraut aka Road Apple Palin

Dragon Lady

These mental case fundies. Be aware that Jerry Falwell started his first Christian school as a reaction against desegregation. He pushed hard to get his Liberty University Law School to FLOOD Washington with like-minded fundies. They Brag about it.

_______________

Yeah, like some of those nuts in Alberto’s DOJ. Monica Goodling, for instance. Native pennsyltuckian, she did her undergraduate work at Mrs. Academy, aka Messiah College just south of Harrisburg.

5 11 2008
portland oregon native

@ Lurker
GREAT story about your daughter….’she has no brains’….
Brilliant!

5 11 2008
mwlfqotnThat0ne40

I have read these past few weeks about how Lower 48/49 mudpups are willing to help us in AK to bring SP to justice. Not being of a legal mind, I would request that lurking lawyers (I say this affectionately) step up to the plate and tell us what to do: first step is……….??, then……….?? I realize there must be a progression….logical and legal, and am conscious of the fact that I don’t know where to start, also. Help, anyone?

5 11 2008
mimi

Having completely lost her luster the republican party would be fools to allow her to run in any election again and although I disagree with their party platform I do not see them as fools.

She will face the music in Alaska and finally realize if she has an ounce of a brain that politics is not her strong point and fade out of the picture. Besides which, I don’t think the dude was all that thrilled about the whole experience.

She will just be relegated to the pile of irrelevancy from which she came.

5 11 2008
Lurker

Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

The visual of that story is great.

5 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (22:21:01) :

Aussie Blue Sky Hussein, there was an interesting article in HuffPo that maybe people weren’t used to seeing a first lady with pizzazz. Anything but drab pantsuits, I say!
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I suspect as long as Michelle Obama wears American designers they will stay off her case …. as long as she doesn’t wear a Republican cloth coat.😀

5 11 2008
Dianna

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN

Are you still here?

5 11 2008
testerm

Here’s some welcomed news before I retire for the night.

http://www.christiannewswire.com/news/382408589.html

5 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

sauerkraut aka Road Apple Palin, someone suggested that Obama offer McCain Secretary of Defense. Besides the fact that I think McCain will make an awful SoD (better SOB), there is NO room in an Obama administration for McCain. None.

As for Joe the Traitor Lieberman, kick his butt out. If he wants to be a Republican so badly, let him.

Deuce2Al, that was fantastic! I got a kick out of seeing my ‘name’ on the t-shirt. Thanks!

Lurker, thanks for posting that. I laughed hard. That’s perfect.

Yay! I am glad that Knikgoose and I are not the only ones who liked Michelle’s dress.

Juneauite, I’m wondering if she got it for free. You know, because it’s good advertisement for the designer.

5 11 2008
Bear Woman

Sarah will continue to live in her house in Wasilla, get her duty station changed to Anchorage as a back door method to move the capital.

Bristol will not get married until after the baby is born so that Sarah’s State health insurance plan covers her daughter’s and granddaughter’s birth and hospital costs.

Sarah will continue her State employment at all costs to cover Trig’s medical costs and once she is no longer employed by the State, she will turn to the State to pick up Trig’s medical and education costs because she “can’t afford them”.

Of course, all the while, she will advocate for state workers medical costs to rise and for benefits to the disable to be cut…..

One last thing, she may have no problem with the way the VA treats (or doesn’t) vets in Alaska. You can be it will change when Track comes back to Alaska and she will then be screaming for changes to the VA system in Alaska.

5 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Damn. There I go rampaging again with my boldness. Sorry folks! I think it’s bedtime for this gal, doncha know. See y’all on the flip side.

5 11 2008
Dragon Lady

sauerkraut – didn’t Goodling go to Regents? That’s Pat Robertson.

I’m sick about Bachmann’s re election.

Thanks to whoever (sorry) sent the link to the Anchorage Press.
Sarah said Wasilla was full of hard working Pro-American families.

We used to have haiku here. About Jingoism poetry anyone?

5 11 2008
CO Almost Native

Ok, I really must get to bed, before the dog decides it’s a great place to sleep-

I can’t get a link, but go to fox,com, and look at the O’Reilly interview about Sarah Palin (I think someone mentioned this before); the reporter really tells it like it was: Caribou Barbie didn’t know the basics/organization of government (good luck, Alaska), and worse- didn’t want to prep for the Couric interviews- then blamed staff for the lack of preparation.

LOL- she sounds like some of the freshmen boys I used to teach-

5 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Aussie Blue Sky Hussein, was her dress designed by an American? I am fashion-illiterate, so I don’t know.

Dianna, I am physically still here. Not so sure about mentally.

testerm, thanks for the great article, and good night.

5 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

testerm (22:29:00) :

If Giuliani were a Democrat, he could be the poster boy of social evils.

ROFL! So being a Democrat is the only crime he hasn’t committed?

5 11 2008
Dianna

David Duke is floating around in my state.
Gathering recruits, I suppose.

5 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

Dragon Lady (22:01:42) :

Community Organizers Unite!

Tessa & others: Defenders of Wildlife. I’m in.
As people choose their endangered animals to support they should contact the state and local officials who have the power to change laws. Wolves in AK, WY, MONTANA. And so on.

These mental case fundies. Be aware that Jerry Falwell started his first Christian school as a reaction against desegregation. He pushed hard to get his Liberty University Law School to FLOOD Washington with like-minded fundies. They Brag about it.

In light of the above: we need to be involved at the lowest level of local politics. The Bachmann’s got on School Boards; Sarah on the City Council.

Ausie and RF11 – I agree about JM’s acceptance speech. I thought it was hateful. “A historical election for African Americans”?? That’s no dogwhistle it’s a foghorn. Every redneck in the country heard: “The Democrat Party just got all those lazy n-words out to vote.”

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i have been saying this……………..not to say i am not happy today but there is still scary stuff out there………….

5 11 2008
Lurker

I live in Phoenix and while JM didn’t talk to anyone today Scarah was more than happy too. Of course she could not believe that she “lost” any votes for JM.
She hung out at the pool trying to suck up “natural sun rays” berfoe returning
to the tanning bed and the cold. IMO as the stories of her VP run come out
and the further “Gates” go along she will be toast.

5 11 2008
Dianna

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN

Hope you sleep well tonight.
Off to bed and sweet dreams of a better world. YAY.

5 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Dragon Lady, Wingnut Bachmann was up by about fifteen points a month ago, and she was thought to be a shoo-in until she went on Hardball. She won by four, and the third-party guy got ten percent. In other words, she really did lose, but she’s in a very red part of MN. I think her time is limited.

5 11 2008
testerm

What can I tell you? At least we have the name and web address of one of the most extreme right-winged nut-jobs I have ever seen. The welcome news is Sean H is only now becoming unacceptable in the eyes of these a–holes.

5 11 2008
Jojuno

Wanted to pass this link on. I apologize if it’s already been linked but just followed a trail to it tonight. It’s an video of a Fox News Report (no I don’t watch Fox) about our own Governor Palin. Pretty unbelievable. She didn’t even know what countries are in NAFTA.

Fox News: Palin didn’t know Africa was a continent

5 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

CO Almost Native night!

Dianna, thanks for looking out for me. I hope you have a peaceful slumber tonight. Oh, and I second the idea of starting a Facebook page or a MySpace page or a blog in order to frighten David Duke away. He’s bad news, and you’ll be doing your state a favor.

5 11 2008
Dianna

Tomorrow I will be very busy educating myself and proceeding from there.
So many people here provided information. Great networking and great folks.

5 11 2008
eajphd Wolves Run Free

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (21:06:37) :

Thanks, you have fully restored my faith in your image.

5 11 2008
Dragon Lady

I thought Michelle looked smashing throughout the campaign. Very simple, lean lines. She wore the dress; the dress didn’t wear her.

I am very happy others liked her dress; it was edgy I’ll admit. (Just don’t Hillary mail her that Francis the Talking Mule hat that poor Hillary wore at the inauguration.)

One highlight of the day was JTP’s explanation that he chose a small publishing firm (10K-15K) copies as opposed to large one that could publish One to Two Million books because they already had enough money. ROTFLMAO.

Oh and his Charity without money where he saves homes being foreclosed?? Hilarious.

I hope the tell all Palin books to sell hm, about 50 million copies?

5 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (22:34:07) :

Aussie Blue Sky Hussein, was her dress designed by an American? I am fashion-illiterate, so I don’t know.
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Yes, he is Cuban-American. His website is rubbish. I did tape some of his parade from NY Fashion Week recently, but I didn’t really look at his stuff. I guess it didn’t knock me out. I recorded a few parades for a friend and only really looked at Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta. I don’t want to see Michelle Obama in either of those until she’s old. My mother would wear them.

5 11 2008
GJ happy n blue in Red Idaho

Now that she back home…Seems to me AKians need to insist that their Gov enroll in night classes at University of AK in Anchorage, with required classes being:
1. Political Science which is divided into five areas: Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Philosophy, American Politics, and Political Behavior. Majors in Political Science are required to take at least one course in each of these areas, to specialize in one of them, and to complete introductory courses in economics and history as well as in political science
2. The International Studies Program which prepares students to be global citizens in an increasingly interdependent world. The program integrates comparative and global courses, language study, and courses focused on a particular area of the world.
3. The Department of Logistics which offers a series of courses leading to a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with a major in Global Logistics Management. Students will complete five courses specifically in logistics. Those students without significant work experience in logistics will also complete a logistics internship. Here she can get credit for on the job training.
Got any other suggestions see: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/academics/index.cfm

5 11 2008
DeMo

AK907, whatever you want done, just ask. I think we flooded the legislators with emails asking for the report to be released. If it can be done out of state (Wilken be damned), we’ll do it.

Nobody should have to suffer with that insufferable excuse for a human being.
_______________________________________________________

Just saw a great clip on CNN. A young man, who performed with a youth group in a video that seems to have gone viral, spoke about what Obama’s election means to him. This beautiful young man (not more than a boy, really) couldn’t get through his sentence. He cried. So did I.

And now I have American Prayer playing again. And so I weep.

5 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

Dragon Lady (22:44:39) :

50 million copies? Are there that many libraries in the US?😉

5 11 2008
testerm
5 11 2008
Vlad the ImPalin

@ asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN

Liked the putting JM in the S.O.B. position. As for putty-face Lieberman, just put him out to graze. That horse aint running no more!

I still haven’t heard anyone talk about how Bible Spice stayed on after the McCains left last night and ‘worked’ the crowd. Now that’s a class act! Rofl!

5 11 2008
Vlad the ImPalin

Perhaps Joe the (Un)Plumber could donate his ‘tome’ to the empty GWB library. It could sit between My Pet Goat and The Little Boy Who Cried Wolf.

5 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

testerm (22:48:30) :

I think Sullivan was a little dismissive of Obama – he released his test results as well.

I’ve read Dr Disappearo’s medical report and there is a giant red herring there. As far as I’ve been able to research, there is NO prenatal test that can – even halfway reliably – determine that you wont need a pediatric cardiac surgeon when you give birth to your DS baby in the middle of the night in an out-of-the-way place.

5 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

Let the fingerpointing begin

PHOENIX — Sarah Palin left the national stage yesterday, but the controversy over her role on the ticket flared as aides to John McCain disclosed new details about her expensive wardrobe purchases and revealed that a Republican Party lawyer would be dispatched to Alaska to inventory and retrieve the clothes still in her possession.

Tensions have simmered for much of the last month between aides loyal to McCain and those loyal to Palin, but they erupted in the wake of the Republican nominee’s defeat, as both sides spoke freely — but anonymously — about the wardrobe controversy and other conflicts.

Two aides to McCain and two to Palin discussed the tensions but asked that their names not be revealed, saying they were not comfortable speaking openly about internal operations.

The miscommunication and quarrels between the two camps continued as late as Tuesday night, said McCain aides familiar with the situation. Palin arrived at the Arizona Biltmore planning to deliver her own speech before McCain’s concession speech, they said, but was told by McCain’s senior aides Steve Schmidt and Mark Salter that would not be appropriate.

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2008/11/let_the_fingerpointing_begin.html

5 11 2008
LaNon

I want to say good night and also to say how wonderful it will be to have a family (of girl kids) and a new puppy (poi dog–means mix in Hawaiian slang) in the White House.
We watch and all grow up.

Nite!

5 11 2008
Dragon Lady

Aussie and Vlad – hey JTP is ‘umble like Mr. Heep. He’s starting with the 10 to 15 thousand copies – all donated to the John McCain Library – since after all doncha know he is John’s role model.

It is only 3:30 in the morning here so I will close on the second best day of my life after last night.

It will be the Confessions of the Campaign Trail by Nicolle Wallace, Steve and Terry Schmidt et al that will sell the one to two million copies. Amazon will take advance orders. We’ll ALL buy one for Sarah and mail to her. Picture it.

5 11 2008
Lee

Much as I’d like to put the whole idea of the existence of Sarah Palin behind me, and (hopefully) just let her fade into obscurity, I find I’d really like to stick around here and (hopefully) actively watch her fade into obscurity. I don’t think she’ll ever be a serious contender for the Presidency, but more of a Dan Quayly figure.

6 11 2008
megacephalus

Challenge:

today the ‘curmudgeon’ sent US$ 25.- through PayPal
[see the ‘click to contribute’ button on the upper right].

Hope is that we can start a “nailin’ palin” fund in the care of our trusty [trustee] AKM!

[Suggested possible future option: a 501c3, or PAC on the side, as several have promised funding for impeachment or similar actions… all of which cost $$$ ]

Who else is ‘on board’ for this?

FAR better memorial to ‘YES WE DID’ than US$ 600,- for a copy of NYT!

6 11 2008
megacephalus

A reminder: step on the cockroach before it scuttles under cover and breeds…

Remember our Adolf Hitler lost his first national election ignominiously and returned with a vengeance!

Kill it NOW!

6 11 2008
Enough Already

0whole1 (20:14:54) : Please open up some, stop holding back!
(Colorful, but quite true, you betcha!)

SWWNBN has acually helped me be a better parent;

1. The ongoing conversation on teenage sex was reinforced by her child’s unfortunate pregnancy, this time with a Levi perspective that really hit home better than the Spears perspective.

2. My son made me his “top friend” on MySpace and I was able to chat with him and his friends about a whole range of issues through his blogs and comments. (They call me Mama Dukes now, uhh!)

3. We have meaningful talks about personal responsibility, narcissism, name calling, popularity, bullying and truth-telling precipitated by her outlandish behavior on the campaign trail.

4. No matter how excellent his grades (and they are sooo good) he will not be asking me to buy those $200 sneakers and he now has a total understanding of what a bargain is after taking him through my closet of suits and us googling the prices on her clothing.

5. We have a new game called “Interview” that we play now on domestic and international foreign policy and affairs. I play Katie Couric and he plays Brian Williams (interviwing me and the Hubby) and now we have new topics on world and social issues to discuss during meal time.

6. My son and Hubby have done some Saturdays at the soup kitchen and attended community meetings since the “community organizer” snark, and it has stressed the importance of him extending community service on his resume for college.

She *is* the gift that keeps on giving!

6 11 2008
Whabs, Seattle, WA.

I wonder how long until she finds us here. Surely a self loving, narcissistic, wingnut like her will Google herself when she is sitting in her office crying, seething over what could have been.
See Sarah seethe, seethe Sarah, seethe.

How’s it feel?

6 11 2008
G. Stone

Uh. . . Alaska, you got a problem.

I mean when Fox News starts knocking Palin and blaming her for the failure of the McCain campaign . . . well, it carries some credibility. And when you find out:

1. She didn’t know Africa was a continent – she thought it was a country.
2. She refused help before the Couric interview, then blew up at her staff for not preparing her well afterwards . . .
3. When she routinely read her press clippings and then blamed them on her staff to the point of leaving some of them in tears. . .
4. When she tells the world she knew nothing about the clothes buying spreee and it turns out she not only initiated it, carried it out, and extended it beyond the $150,000 reported , , ,

This woman has a personality disorder. She does not deserve to be mayor of Wasilla. And friends and neighbors should keep a close eye on her in terms of the health of her family.

Yes, she covers well. . . but the veneer is so shallow, so unreal . . .

6 11 2008
Freakout in Kansas

You can send your wolves directly to Sarah’s home at:

Sarah Palin
1140 W Parks Hwy
Wasilla AK 99654
(907) 373-3113

Man, I love the google and that system of tubes!

6 11 2008
Ripley in CT

SP.. runner up AGAIN. so sad… NOT

6 11 2008
Polyscisuzie

My guess is that the McCain staffers want to get John McCain back in the “good graces” of the American people and the US Senate. He now has to back to DC and work side by side with all these intelligent people who watched in horror as he waged one of the nastiest campaigns in history. Hate mongering, race baiting, lies, deception…all of it and John McCain “approved this message”. In the end John McCain chose Sarah Palin and the buck stops there and he needs to accept responsibility, but instead his campaign staffers are doing his dirty work. He is not a nice man and Sarah Palin will bear the brunt of this, be the scapegoat. Trust me, I am no Palin fan but John Mccain will dump it all at her feet.
Obama supporter from AZ

6 11 2008
Freakout in Kansas

testerm (22:29:00) :

http://www.christiannewswire.com/news/382408589
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I lived through Randall Terry’s “Summer of Mercy” in Wichita in 1991. I can attest that this guy and his followers are truly scary nutjobs. They think nothing of committing acts of violence to futher their “righteous cause”. They dragged their little kids to their “protests” and while they chained themselves together across busy streets. The city of Wichita welcomed them all with open arms. These people are the real deal when it comes to domestic terrorism!

6 11 2008
ashkee Colorado

So many people still engaged in the conversation. That’s great. I just don’t have the time to read all of the comments now and I don’t know if this has been posted here.

I know many Mudpuppies are more up to speed than I am about these things and many have already acted on this but it’s worth bringing it up again.

Here is a link to the petition to censure Michele Bachman.

http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=q5CZ9ny1SWBHZzWz2BfwWt%2FDabQ%2FtQfV

Anything we can do. Thanks a bunch. Pass it on.

6 11 2008
DF

It’s hard for me to believe that anyone would look ahead at a continuing political career for Sarah Palin. The woman is a train wreck. I know we’ve had a few of them in politics but that doesn’t give the voters licence to put another one in Congress, much less the White House. As an x-Alaskan, I will continue to watch the most amazing politics in the USA — the sagas of Palin, Stevens, and Young can capture the most curious voyeur!

6 11 2008
Ted

I continue to be encouraged by many Alaskan posters who seem to have assessed what Palin really is by her foray into national politics.

Please help us understand, however, why have a majority of Alaskans voted for Stevens, a felon convicted by a jury to re-up for his senate seat??? Yes, there are some uncounted ballots, which could change the result but I’m still trying to understand the large percentage of people who voted for Stevens.

Can some “locals” put some perspective on this apparent contradiction?

6 11 2008
bonefish

I’ve spent a good part of my time since Labor Day weekend trying to find some rational reason the Repubs tabbed Palin.

It isn’t working.

6 11 2008
karen503

I’ve gone on 2 cruises to Alaska’s Lower Peninsula, with a vehicular side trip from Skagway up into the Yukon — memorable!

While on that trip I bought one of those adorable fuzzy-fabric wolf puppies. I didn’t know then that it’d serve as a constant reminder of what a narcissistic undereducated egomaniac Sarah Palin is, and how much I’d like her career in “public service” to be abruptly truncated.

She REALLY should retire to take care of that poor unfortunate 5th child of hers, who has been severely neglected the past 2+ months. Who knows how much this neglect will adversely affect his already marginal future?

6 11 2008
Cheryle

Sarah (21:09:16) :
I’m 61 years old, was born and raised in the South (Central Florida), had relatives in the KKK, and my great-great-grandfather owned slaves in SC. Every time I see the images of President-elect Obama and his family on stage last Tuesday night, I tear up. I am so proud that I have lived to see this day! I am so thankful that this country came to its senses and voted for this fine man to be our President.

I am also the mother of a gay son who lives in Florida, and I’m a Christian. I want my religion back (the far right whackos hijacked it), and I want my son to have all the benefits that he, as a citizen of the USA and a veteran of the US Navy, is entitled to.

I certainly have my own values, established from a lifetime of experience, but I have no right to force my values on ANYONE – not my kids, my grandkids, and especially not complete strangers!

This used to be a diffferent country. Racist and horrible in many ways, yes, but religion was not used as a tool to forbid people to marry, have abortions, etc. We had enough secular laws to do that! I’ve said this so many times: We were NOT established as a “Christian” nation. We were established as a nation without a state religion. Most of our forefathers were Deists (if they were anything at all), and they would have laughed Sarah Palin right across the Bering Strait!

6 11 2008
nearlynormalized

I am so glad she is your Gov–Nevada Gov Gibbons is a fool and dumb, I think Palin is the fool and her ego is beyond pleasant.

6 11 2008
The analyst

Very good aspect of view…. i am so glad that we elect the right person…

6 11 2008
6 11 2008
4wrdthnkndad

I’ve thought about this and posted my belief on my blog. I believe she will somehow find her way on to the Fox network. Perhaps as a political analyst and/or as host of her own show. First, I think Fox would be the perfect forum for her. She is an experienced reporter. She’s learned alot from this campaign and she would have a base of followers on Fox. She can then decide if she wants to parlay that experience into a grander political post, although I just don’t think she has much staying power as a national politician.

6 11 2008
polidoc

Palin will be hosting her own talk show in two years – probably TV – cause why waste the good looks on just radio.

6 11 2008
bookish

Palin rallies reminded me of Germany, 1932. I will never forgive her for the base hatred she fomented. It was terrifying. I will do everything possible to insure her defeat in any political office she seeks. She is stupid, but she is dangerous.

7 11 2008
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