Palin Post Mortem. Out of the Closet.

7 11 2008

It’s been three days since Election Day, and the post mortems are rolling in. Today, The New York Times is weighing in on the rocky relationship between John McCain and his unlikely running mate.

“I think it was a difficult relationship,” said one top McCain campaign official, who, like almost all others interviewed, asked to remain anonymous. “McCain talked to her occasionally.”

The disputes between the campaigns centered in large part on the Republican National Committee’s $150,000 wardrobe for Ms. Palin and her family, but also on what McCain advisers considered Ms. Palin’s lack of preparation for her disastrous interview with Katie Couric of CBS News and her refusal to take advice from Mr. McCain’s campaign.

But behind those episodes may be a greater subtext: anger within the McCain camp that Ms. Palin harbored political ambitions beyond 2008.

As late as Tuesday night, a McCain adviser said, Ms. Palin was pushing to deliver her own speech just before Mr. McCain’s concession speech, even though vice-presidential nominees do not traditionally speak on election night. But Ms. Palin met up with Mr. McCain with text in hand. She was told no by Mark Salter, one of Mr. McCain’s closest advisers, and Steve Schmidt, Mr. McCain’s top strategist.

On Wednesday, two top McCain campaign advisers said that the clothing purchases for Ms. Palin and her family were a particular source of outrage for them. As they portrayed it, Ms. Palin had been advised by Nicolle Wallace, a senior McCain aide, that she should buy three new suits for the Republican National Convention in St. Paul in September and three additional suits for the fall campaign. The budget for the clothes was anticipated to be from $20,000 to $25,000, the officials said.

Instead, in a public relations debacle undermining Ms. Palin’s image as an everywoman “hockey mom,” bills came in to the Republican National Committee for about $150,000, including charges of $75,062 at Neiman Marcus and $49,425 at Saks Fifth Avenue. The bills included clothing for Ms. Palin’s family and purchases of shoes, luggage and jewelry, the advisers said.

I haven’t heard of the arrival of the GOP forensic clothing accountant, and I expect that Palin and the RNC will want to keep this below the media radar. I have a picture in my mind of some guy in a suit with horn-rimmed glasses, a skinny tie and an adding machine walking through the Ted Stevens Anchorage International airport, past the stuffed polar bear, heading for the rental cars, with shiny shoes, and a steely glint in his eye.

Yes, I know he’ll have a laptop, but somehow the image of a guy going through Sarah Palin’s pile of shoes, with a stack of receipts and that little tape that pops out of the adding machine, piling up on the floor is too delicious of an image to give up.

Will he bring empty bags to pack up for his return flight? Will he just ship them out in boxes? Will they end up at her favorite consignment shop, “Out of the Closet”? If so, will she buy them back for cheap? Will the Palin-bots that attended her welcome home event at the airport snap them up and hang them in their closets just to feel the fabric? Will some guy be drinking champagne out of her red stilettos?

But more interesting still is implosion occuring in the Republican Party itself, both inside and outside Alaska. The meme that “Poor Sarah is getting torn to shreds by the Democrats” is persistent, but the fact that this latest round of horror stories is coming from the McCain campaign shoots that one in the foot. You can almost smell the smoke coming from the collective brain of the GOP when they realize that in one person simultaneously lies the best hope, and the potential death knell of the party as they know it. This confusion mimics what’s been going on here in Alaska since Palin became governor. Many Republicans in Alaska can’t stand Palin. Many Democrates like her…..or I should say, “liked” her. Past tense. Before she threw them under the bus during the Troopergate investigation, and before she accused our new president elect of “palling around with terrorists.”

Now she returns home with a strange sort of clout. She lost, but she got to run. She may be responsible for John McCain losing the election, but she may be the next great hope for the GOP. She may be a pariah. She may be President. She may be loathed by lawmakers and loved by the people. We’re going to be smelling smoke for a while.

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286 responses

7 11 2008
West Virginian

I can imagine that life is very, very different for Ms. Palin.

7 11 2008
Ann

My vote: pariah.

7 11 2008
suchanut

Good analysis, AKM.

7 11 2008
DemsAreNotAfraid

I love the image of the little man with the adding machine! *lol*

Ka-Ching!

As far as the fried brains of conservatives who fell in love with Palin, we’ve already seen Elizabeth Hasselbeck trying to come to terms on national TV with Obama suddenly being president (I’m sure she never believed it could happen). You could almost see the smoke coming out of her ears as she struggled to congratulate Obama, and since she campaigned with Palin, these latest accusations from Fox News and the McCain staffers must be causing a forest fire of chaos in her brain.

7 11 2008
lynn hussein hussein (MA)

Pariah or President? I think neither. She lacks the gravitas for either. My short-term prediction is she’ll be a has-been and a laughing stock. Not that there’s anything wrong with laughing stocks! We’ll need plenty to laugh about in the coming years of austerity and shared sacrifice, and I think Sarah’s just the gal to give it to us!

Now that the important stuff is behind us and we have a real President, I want to know about Trig’s parentage. This is going to be so interesting! Is Bristol really pregnant? Is she going to be breastfeed her newborn and her little brother simultaneously? Maybe when your guy with the shiny shoes checks out her closets he can look for vintage ’07 maternity clothes. Heh heh.

7 11 2008
Anonymous

Kharma can be a bitch, Elizabeth looked like she was dressed for a funeral on Wednesday, she must still be in mourning.

7 11 2008
Brian

I have an astounding lack of sympathy for McCain. When he picked Palin, essentially unvetted, I’m sure he thought he was hitching a solid, conservative draft horse to his wagon team. Instead what he got was a high-strung, showy mare who isn’t satisfied unless she’s out front of the team, and has her own head.

It’s his own damn fault for running a sloppy operation.

7 11 2008
Thinking Woman

If the Republicans don’t grasp after their electoral trashing that they need to attract more than just older, white, proudly ignorant and racist people in rural areas, then they deserve to have Palin lead them into oblivion.

7 11 2008
Aeroentropy

OK, question:

IF indeed Uncle Ted is re-elected, and then IF he resigns (or is tossed), I understand there will be a special election. But who chooses who is on the ballot for this election? Just repubs? Anyone?

Thanks.

7 11 2008
SE_Idaho_Reader

I just watched the video of Campbell Brown’s commentary, and I have to agree that it appears the McCain campaign is trying to use SP as a scapegoat for their own failures. As much as I relish the “inside scoop” on SP’s incompetence and atrocious behavior, it pales in comparison to the after-election behavior of the campaign staffers.

Having said that, everything reported here (my blog of choice!), by the ADN, and by numerous other excellent Alaskan bloggers, also indicate that the choice of SP by the McCain campaign was an inadvertent gift because it continues to lay bare the extent of corruption and ineptitude in politics as usual (to say nothing of focusing a much-needed spotlight on the radical-right contingent to which McCain pandered in selecting SP as his VP).

Thanks again, AKM, for your excellent sleuthing and communications. You and your compatriots are the penultimate gift to America from the McCain campaign!

7 11 2008
Bruce

It came out that indeed Palin was McCain’s Hail Mary pass. He didn’t know her. He didn’t vett her. It backfired enormously. She started going rogue from the very beginning. You can imagine how much he must have secretly resented her and been disgusted by her and the fact he chose her. He’s right. He has no one else to blame.

They said Palin knew little about basic civics – about the responsibilities at various stages of government (I personally believe it since she never could define correctly the role of VP). She didn’t know the countries of North America, nor that Africa was a continent. And if anyone doubts that, I say re-watch the Katie Couric and Charlie Gibson interviews.

I’m sorry you in Alaska who don’t really want her are now stuck with her. I only hope she doesn’t do too much damage there. And I’m hoping that if Stevens has to be replaced it’s not by her.

As for her future on the national scene, she will never be the GOP candidate unless the party divides in two and she takes the evangelical base.

7 11 2008
Augie

How I would love to be a fly on the wall.
It’s strange how she made such a point of saying the clothes didn’t belong to her but were instead the property of the RNC. Yet she bought 17 or 18 suitcases to haul it all back to Alaska.
Amazing!!!

7 11 2008
Redwood Man - Santa Cruz, CA

I’m sorry that the people in Alaska are stuck with her for the time being. Let’s hope when the smoke finally clears, Alaska can forget about her being part of their lives.

7 11 2008
snow leopard

A friend suggests that the Republican Party put Palin’s newly acquired wardrobe up on Ebay. He thinks it would bring a lot more than they paid for it.

7 11 2008
Thinking Woman

Every effort should be made to show the country how deeply ignorant, uneducated and mercenary Palin is so that she can fade quickly into oblivion. Media, bloggers, campaign aides – all anecdotes welcome!

7 11 2008
TheraP

If they auctioned her clothing off, I wonder how many people would buy it in order to publicly destroy it!

7 11 2008
gizmo

It’s a bad week to be a moose or caribou in Alaska. I imagine that Sarah will want to extract vengeance on those poor critters. Fire up that helicopter!

7 11 2008
crimelord

How soon before she has to go back to work?

7 11 2008
reveur1147

Top 10 ?🙂 Anything connected with the Divine Diva is malodorous, so we will be smelling much more than smoke for a long time to come. DD is dangerous and driven and has a herd of little palinbot wingnuts still at her beck and call. Also, don’t count out a vengeful First Dud if he thinks someone “done her wrong”.

7 11 2008
kizzy

I loved this analysis.

Palin 2012: Sturm and Drang

7 11 2008
califpat

I know there are going to be die hards who will always love and adore SWWNBN but I hope this expose’ of her will allow more people to see her as the emperor without any clothing. I think she will lay low for a while until she can assess the damage and if she feels there is little evidence of permanent damage that can damage her political future, then she will carry on with business as usual. But I just know there are some serious coverups that can be uncovered and all it takes is a little ingenuity and time. Thanks AKM for another wonderfully informative article.

7 11 2008
Redwood Man - Santa Cruz, CA

Off topic, but I just listened to an interview of Barack on October 25, 2006, by Ronn Owens on KGO radio in San Francisco. This was just before Barack announced he was running for president. His views then were remarkedly the same as they are today. Should any of you care to listen to it, go to this link and click on “Listen to the interview here”, on the right side of the page.

http://ronn.com/audiobytes1.html

7 11 2008
plwalsh

Palin will never be president or, if she by some macabre twist of fate, she does, the country will already be so far gone no one will care.

On the other hand, she will always have a loyal following in the shaddowy fringes of the Republican Party. She won’t be their pariah. Her true believers will always excuse her sins and failings. Perhaps her fate is to draw off the crazies, like the first lemming that jumps over the edge.

That’s more-or-less what she did for the McCain campaign.

7 11 2008
karen marie

silk boxer shorts were among the clothing purchases.

i sure hope todd is wearing his own walmart underpants when the auditor shows up.

7 11 2008
Esmerelda_Pearl

Thank you for this website. I have enjoyed reading the entries. All of the post-election angst is interesting to observe. Is she really as bad as some of them say? We shall see.

7 11 2008
Rubo

Wine out of a stilletto! Almost recycled my coffee through my nose! AKM, you are the Queen of Acid Wit!

7 11 2008
Sparky

Good grief…are any Mudpuppies watching MSNBC and Obama’s News Conference? Can you relay what is going on PLEASE? channelsurfing.com is not doing well right now…perhaps too much traffic?

7 11 2008
plwalsh

You can watch the news conference live on msnbc.msn.com

7 11 2008
yellowdoggranny

if she was smart(sorry we all know she’s not)
she’d give up politics and get her own talk show for fox news.

7 11 2008
buy'embooks1956

“A friend suggests that the Republican Party put Palin’s newly acquired wardrobe up on Ebay. He thinks it would bring a lot more than they paid for it.”

That would help keep the CEO of ebay in business too. Remember she was on McCain’s team as well. I think what happened was this, McCain really wanted Lieberman to be his VP. The RNC said no deal, we need someone to appeal to the fundi base. McCain got PO’ed, beacause he’s known to do that, and chose Palin as an FU to the GOP party hacks. I think at that point McCain didn’t really care to much if he won or not, although that still doesn’t explain to me how he would continue to travel and campaign as much as he did. As for Scarah, she may be popular in AK, but I think she’s toast on the ‘outside’, where I live incidentally. But I could be wrong.

Thanks Mudflats for your blog. Even though I visited AK last summer for the first time, I knew so little about your state. With the internet, I’ve been able to learn more.

7 11 2008
responsiblecitizen08

Sparky,
They are streaming it live on cnn.com. Try there. My friend directs the live feeds for CNN.

7 11 2008
charles

Troopergate, Iceskate, Poopontheplate? Ms. Sarah has some Eplainin’ to do.

Let us take a business approach to this whole mess. Let us pretend Ms. Sarah is the CEO of our company called Alaska. We the people known as the share holders feel lied to and disrespected by the CEO.

As the CEO, she gets paid a good amount of money and other perks. In return, we expect her to represent our company, keep us safe, and protect our way of life.

She took the company jet, all of her family, other paid members of the Company for an all expense trip to Disneyland! Who ran the Company in her absence? Did she continue to get paid as Governor while working on getting a new job?

Not all of us have the Uncle who gives us gifts. If someone gave me a credit card, told me to buy some uptown clothing and told me 5 sets. I would take that to mean (5) sets! Holy Cow folks, a quarter of a MILLION BUCKS!! What do I have to sell to some other Company to justify this action?

There are the hotel rooms, meals, entertainment, gifts, transportation that have to be paid for.

My broke down car has to have fuel, oil, insurance, cleaning and repairs for me to go to work. If my employer wants me to use the Company airplane to expidite Company business, I best not be picking out goodies for myself and friends while I am working!

Who paid for all of this? What did the Company benefit? Maybe Ms. Sarah should be investigated and made accountable!

7 11 2008
Grammy in PA

Re Obama’s briefing:

It’s SO GOOD to see some blue ties for a change!!

7 11 2008
megacephalus

Now is NOT the time to sleep in self-congratulation!

There was here in 1930 a rather weird Austrian, with the social standing equivalency of US ‘Trailer Trash’, recently ‘naturalized’, given to special clothes and with a weird ‘do’ and a HUGE chip on his shoulder for his educational and social betters… couldn’t last in any school of several he applied to… and bounced through… and out of…

BUT he was a ‘rabble rousing’ speaker… and indeed he did ‘rouse the rabble’… in his case only two years later he became the [Chancellor] equivalent of the President in the US [CEO]…and the rest, as the say, ‘is history’.

Step on that cockroach NOW before it scuttles under the garbage and festers and breeds… the time for “nain’ palin” is NOW.

7 11 2008
katiebegood

I truly think the reason why the Republicans didn’t try to steal this election is because they were scared spitless of Sarah. I think they realized that if McCain died and she became President that they would not be able to control her. I think that combined with the fact that they really didn’t want responsibility for cleaning up the mess they have made is the only reason why they didn’t try to steal the election this year. On the other hand, I do believe that they engaged in some hanky panky in Alaska and possibly in GA and Minnesota too.

7 11 2008
crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl

OMG! Obama, I just love him, he just asked a reporter what happened to her arm…and talking about “presidential dogs” shelter dogs “are just mutts…like me” (in reference to finding a hypoallergenic dog)
He’s just the greatest…never heard a President call himself a “mutt”, LOL! 8)

7 11 2008
Freakout in Kansas

The Sarah Palin Challenge – governor, are you smart enough to be a US citizen?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19552808/

I got 100%! (And no, I didn’t cheat, but I’ll be honest…I did guess on a couple.)

7 11 2008
ira2

karen marie (10:58:50) :

silk boxer shorts were among the clothing purchases.

[…]

So, since, according to her defenders, she and her family needed new clothes because their own outfits weren’t suitable for the campaign stage, may we assume that Toddie planned a public appearance in those silk boxer shorts?

7 11 2008
SoCal Bob

I imagine that Sarah’s first duty as president would be to have 1000 new floor to ceiling mirrors installed in the Whitehouse. That woman is the most narcissistic human I’ve ever heard of.

7 11 2008
LaNon

She’s done. Over. Except as a Tammy Faye joke.

7 11 2008
Cynamen Hussein Alaska Blue

Wow…it wouldn’t be so funny if this stuff weren’t true! You just can’t make up the truth ~ and I’m certain that somebody, somewhere is already entertaining the thought of movie rights… so the sad, saga will continue.

Nevertheless, I am enjoying the screenplay as it unfolds. The tragedy in it all is that she willingly dragged her family into the fray.

7 11 2008
crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl

SoCal Bob (11:12:05) :

I imagine that Sarah’s first duty as president would be to have 1000 new floor to ceiling mirrors installed in the Whitehouse. That woman is the most narcissistic human I’ve ever heard of.
~~~~~~~~~~~~
Oh and a tanning booth!😀 She’s been looking pretty pale since she’s been on the campaign trail….

7 11 2008
plwalsh

It’s over now. Obama looked pretty tired.

7 11 2008
Grammy in PA

Aeroentropy (10:42:26) :

OK, question:

IF indeed Uncle Ted is re-elected, and then IF he resigns (or is tossed), I understand there will be a special election. But who chooses who is on the ballot for this election? Just repubs? Anyone?

******

I have the same question and I’m thinking that if he is in that seat, they can only fill it w/ a Repug – so would the election be open only to Repug’s – in which case, Begich couldn’t even try to run in that election.

7 11 2008
ira2

@ megacephalus (11:10:09) :

Been saying that too. The similarities have been frightening and they get yet more frightening as more about Palin keeps coming to light. She will NOT give up. If she’s not solidly crushed in any and all political aspects, she’ll pop up again and again… learning along the way how to circumvent previous mistakes, how to manipulate people better, how to lie and cover her tracks better… she is dangerous.

7 11 2008
InJuneau

I think a special election would have to be open to all comers, so we wouldn’t necessarily be stuck with an R.

7 11 2008
Whabs, Seattle, WA.

Oh My!
**pats belly**
That was a particularly divine lunch post. It almost filled me up.

Almost.

7 11 2008
Sparky

responsiblecitizen08 (11:06:48)

thanks Responsible!

7 11 2008
UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady

Are there any links to the clothing items? i.e. silk boxers?

Did anyone else think President Elect (sounds so good) Obama looked much graver than usual, wonder what he learned in the security briefings?

7 11 2008
Whabs, Seattle, WA.

@snow leopard (10:45:49) :

A friend suggests that the Republican Party put Palin’s newly acquired wardrobe up on Ebay. He thinks it would bring a lot more than they paid for it.

Let “them” spend their hard earned cash on her crap. I for one wouldn’t wipe my…you get the point.
Seems silly, but it’s true, they would gobble up the Palin crap and ask for more. Seems stupid but true as we are riding a horrid financial crunch, that people would have bidding wars on “her clothes”.
They truly are feeding on themselves.

7 11 2008
plwalsh

Palin is indeed like one of those old punching dummies. She pops back up every time you knock her over. She operates on ego, guts and instincts and thus is immune to everyday reality.

Palin’s clearly going to be around for awhile but I don’t think she’s all that dangerous. There’s always been a lot of lose marbles like her rolling around in American politics and they have done less damage than the buisinesslike “moderates” like George Bush and Herbert Hoover.

7 11 2008
Sparky

plwalsh (11:03:42) :

and thanks much, plwalsh! sorry for the ot interrupt

7 11 2008
plwalsh

I thought Obama looked pretty grim at the press conference, probably the end of that adrenalin rush that took him through the end of the campaign. He not only has a ton of stuff on his shoulders, he is facing astronomically unrealistic expectations. If he keeps things in the U.S. to “really bad” over the next four years, he will be doing very, very well.

7 11 2008
responsiblecitizen08

Sparky,
You’re welcome.I am sorry you missed most of it, I did too. It will be up later somewhere for you to view.

7 11 2008
Nisperos

@ crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl (11:11:21) :

I think we all need “proud mutt” T-shirts

7 11 2008
More Light than Heat

I would imagine that the adrenalin of the campaign and Election Day have worn off. Intel brief stuff showing? I suspect more like a combo of sheer exhaustion, grieving for Toot, and the enormity of the task ahead are beginning to hit home.

7 11 2008
Whabs, Seattle, WA.

Oh My…..
Movie rights.
Tina? Tina Fey!!!

7 11 2008
furysmom

I look forward to the posts here every day. Your writing is great. I also love your undercover work!

7 11 2008
crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl

from the ADN:
Gov. Sarah Palin, the day after coming back to Alaska from her two-month run for vice president, was sorting through which clothes to send back while under attack from anonymous John McCain staffers in a frenzy of finger-pointing.
http://www.adn.com/sarah-palin/story/581591.html

Sounds like they are caving in to the “pity party” on “poor sarah”

7 11 2008
savanvleck

Someone please help us! If Palin is truly going to try and run for President in 2012; we need to start an Anti-Palin campaign right now

7 11 2008
Freakout in Kansas

The Sarah Palin Challenge – governor, are you smart enough to be a US citizen?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19552808/

I got 100%! (But to be honest, I did have to guess on a couple.)

7 11 2008
Sandy Beach

We are having a charity auction in Anchorage. Wish they would donate an outfit or two for that.

7 11 2008
plwalsh

No need to start an Anti-Palin campaign. The Pro-Palin campaign already has that job covered.

7 11 2008
crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl

from the ADN:
http://www.adn.com/sarah-palin/story/581591.html
Gov. Sarah Palin, the day after coming back to Alaska from her two-month run for vice president, was sorting through which clothes to send back while under attack from anonymous John McCain staffers in a frenzy of finger-pointing.

looks like they are caving into the *pitty party* “poor sarah” Hope this doesn’t post twice, 1st got spammed up😦

7 11 2008
mickeymusing

ira2 (11:19:32) :,

I think you are right, as evidenced by her new TV news appearance schedule. The woman is constitionally unable to control her narcissism. By going back out on the national stage, she is going to reignite the McCainiacs who hate her and drag this whole ugly saga on for another couple of months at least. For Fox News to be spreading rumors that are so damaging to her credibility, she must have majorly pissed off some important people. I notice they’ve toned it down a bit in the past few days, probably to encourage party unity. But if she goes back out with her nonsense, they will try to bury her.

7 11 2008
mickeymusing

plwalsh (11:27:27) :,

Priceless visual! Thanks!

7 11 2008
Whiskey Otter

What really disappoints me in McCain is that he flat out lied about so many things these past few months, and I really don’t think he’s been doing that his whole career. He WAS an OK guy.

Remember when he said (during an interview) that he turns to Palin for foreign policy advice “all the time.” Did he think we were morons? The truth always makes it’s way out, and I can feel a lot of truth coming down the pike!

7 11 2008
UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady

Think Faux are back pedalling – there is no stopping the bloody woman. SP to air in interview on Mon with Greta Van Susterin.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/07/palin-to-break-silence-on_n_142189.html

Telling her side of Mc staff furore!

7 11 2008
suchanut

Alaska Newsreader
Today’s news for the Last Frontier

Compiled by Mark Dent

Published: November 7th, 2008 10:45 AM
Last Modified: November 7th, 2008 10:46 AM

FOX’S VAN SUSTEREN LANDS FIRST PALIN INTERVIEW: Fox News has landed the first interview with Gov. Sarah Palin since the election, the L.A. Times reports. The interview will take place on Sunday and Monday in Alaska and will air Monday night on Greta Van Susteren’s “On the Record” (10 p.m. ET), which will be broadcast live from Alaska, reports Broadcasting and Cable.

ACK!

7 11 2008
C.Rock

plwalsh (11:15:18) :

It’s over now. Obama looked pretty tired.
……………………………..
I agree….. President Elect Obama has ALOT to deal with upon his shoulders

7 11 2008
Sparky

suchanut (11:48:53) :

I wonder if it will be Sarah “word salad” or script/telepromter?🙂

7 11 2008
BigPete

Palin’s situation is reminiscent of “The hunt for the Red October”. She has beaten a hasty retreat to Alaska, where it’s safer to volunteer her services as an Energy expert, to the new administration. Hot on her heels, lost amid all the distracting mud slinging, is the implacable Clothing Lawyer, with receipts safely stashed in his GOP attache case.

But Palin is a step ahead…..parading in front of the TV cameras, in her tackiest Wal-Mart finery……………………….. She’s not an idiot, in an idiot kind of way.

7 11 2008
Sparky

gosh, telepromter = teleprompter of course

7 11 2008
Grammy in PA

Geez, why doesn’t she just shut the H up? I thought she wasn’t going to respond to that gossip put out by McLame’s staffers. I think they are giving her WAY too much press time, that only keeps her in the limelight longer when she should be drifting out of view and earshot . . . I can’t stand to hear her beat her own drum any longer.

7 11 2008
Proud Community OrganizerWA

I keep thinking why didn’t the RNC inventory the clothes and take them back before she left? They flew her home on the campaign plane and supposedly all of the unworn goods were still in the belly of the plane according to SP.

So why did she need 17 new suitcases to get home? Hello If you had taken the goods back before she left
you would not have needed to buy her 17 suitcases.

Geez no wonder this country is in so much trouble after the Gop and RNC and all of the crooks and idiots have been running it for the last 8 years.

This to me is a prime example. No freaking common sense!

7 11 2008
CorieJ

Everything I learned about Sarah Palin during the campaign convinced me that she wasn’t a very honest or nice person. I also am of the opinion that she is ignorant and the embodiment of the “Peter Principle”.
But I also think the McCain campaign doth protest too much. McCain is a flawed candidate and didn’t deserve to win this contest, but his hacks are dumping all over Palin to take the glare of the limelight from McCain. He is just as dishonest as Palin, if not more so and the fact that he chose her for his VP shows he is also ignorant.
So I am suspect of the piling on that is going on with Sarah Palin. Everything that is being said may very well be true, but I think we can paint McCain and all of their staff with the same brush.
I hope that her career is at an end because I think she is such a negative force. At the same time I feel sorry for her children. And finally I hope McCain goes into a cave and never appears in public again as he is a shameful man for the things he did to whip up the nut bars in his audience.

7 11 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

It’s true that you just can’t make this stuff up. I think that she is an individual who will run her course. She will trip herself up way too many times, make many poor judgment calls, probably be the center of many “gates” and just generally do a poor job all around. There will be plenty of missteps to dash any hopes of a national political career.

Having to send RNC guys to retrieve the stolen clothing only days after the election is the beginning of the end for her. It just proves that she is a thief and enjoys using other people’s money. She thinks its all a big cookie jar for Sarah! Keep eating those cookies Sarah, the jar is almost empty.

7 11 2008
ocliberal

Oh I love this picture Andrew Sullivan posted.

Watched the whole press conference. Very impressed. Barack is looking very presidential these days yet still endearingly human. The ‘mutt like me’ observation was priceless.

Economy huge priority as it should be and the people behind were equally impressive.

I already feel better. I just wish we didn’t have to wait 60 days for him to get to work.

I like how he threw down the gauntlet too.

I want to see a stimulus package sooner rather than later. If it does not get done in the lame-duck session, it will be the first thing I get done as president of the United States.

Also, glad he isn’t communing with ‘dead’ presidents.🙂

In terms of speaking to former presidents, I’ve spoken to all of them that are living. Obviously, President Clinton — I didn’t want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about, you know, doing any seances.

I love this guy!!!

7 11 2008
enjay AKA Turbine Yukon

Am picturing geeky CPA (very precise & analytical) carrying the Calc Machine — he will efficiently run all the numbers, check off the receipts – pack the UNUSED clothing up (hope to still have tags on them) and run a new calc tape saying “this is $132,775.24 is amount you must claim on your Federal taxes”
A final invoice will be sent by the RNC as soon as all campaign bills are closed out. Thank you and have a nice day. Wink Wink.

LOL

7 11 2008
Grammy in PA

InJuneau (11:20:21) :

I think a special election would have to be open to all comers, so we wouldn’t necessarily be stuck with an R.

******

Do you know anyone to ask about this, I think it’s pretty interesting that a special election might be restricted to R’s – otherwise, why is everyone saying that that is why they voted for Ted? I can’t imagine that they could restrict it, though – however, back when the governor could appoint a replacement, I believe they always appointed someone from the party who had the seat.

The special election is a whole new election. The candidates eligibility will be determined by the parties, and their normal criteria. AKM

7 11 2008
ocliberal

First of all I don’t think there was ever any plan for making Palin give back everything she bought. Obviously a few suits and a few pairs of shoes were appropriate thanks for her hard campaigning efforts.

It wasn’t until everyone realized they had been had by the Grifters from Wasilla that the meme changed to. “Of course she isn’t going to keep anythng, it will all be donated.”

I doubt there is a proceudre within in campaign to make sure all clothing is returned because it’s pretty damn obvious this is the first campaign where someone abused their privileges and took advantage.

7 11 2008
C.Rock

Is there a list of SP purchases?
Also I cant wait to see what Tina Fey will do on SNL this Saturday with SP in a Towel maybe? LOL

7 11 2008
say no to palin in politics

I’ve been reading the agenda issues on Obama’s web site…..thought these 2 items will be interesting to watch.

Sunlight Before Signing: Too often bills are rushed through Congress and to the president before the public has the opportunity to review them. As president, Obama will not sign any non-emergency bill without giving the American public an opportunity to review and comment on the White House website for five days.

Shine Light on Earmarks and Pork Barrel Spending: Obama’s Transparency and Integrity in Earmarks Act will shed light on all earmarks by disclosing the name of the legislator who asked for each earmark, along with a written justification, 72 hours before they can be approved by the full Senate.

7 11 2008
Lulu

Count me as one liberal who does not fear Palin. In fact, as big a gift as she was to our campaign this time, she will most likely be a bigger gift in 2012. Palin couldn’t make it through a primary season; she would have too much press time to deal with and expose her ignorance. Do you think for a moment she could debate Romney? Huckabee? Pawlenty? Jindal? Hutchinson?

Can you imagine how poorly she would do debating Collins? Snowe? Any GOP woman other than Bachmann would easily debate Palin.

I still WOULD LOVE to debate her, and I’m a nobody. And in four years, at 48 & officially a grandma, she won’t be able to easily get away with the winking “cutie-pie” stuff that was Viagra for the Bristol-Barnes-Limbaugh media tank.

7 11 2008
Pacificnwgal

The complaints by the McCain campaign people are probably correct. They are too good to be true. But, like Cambell Brown says, it is their own faults. They are the ones who chose her and tried to palm her off on the American people with a bunch of lies. This is one thing that I actually agree with Palin. That these people are small minded. I can’t believe that they have the nerve to bring this up. They should be embarrassed by their parts in this fiasco. But, they are stupide enough to try and blame her. Then the right wingers like Rush Limbaugh are out there already attacking Obama. What a bunch of losers!

7 11 2008
Grammy in PA

In Juneau:

This is from a friend in Anch so I think you’re right, they don’t restrict the runners in the special election but hope they will have an advantage:

The senario I heard is that if someone needs to be replaced an appointment is made for a period of 90 days (I think) that would probably be someone from the same party, then a special election is held and of course the repub’s think there would be an advantage because of the 90 day appointment and their guy would get elected.

7 11 2008
Mollys Mum

AKM, has there been a shift in the order things are listed in this blog in the upper right corner? I always thought “Recent Posts” was near the top, but this time I had to scroll down quite a ways to find it. Can it be put up near the top, say right under the Donations button and before the “Alaska blogs” list? I like to check what’s been put up most recently first.

Just a humble query….thanks.

7 11 2008
Aeroentropy

In Juneau, Grammy in PA –

If it (the special election for empty AK senate seat) is restricted, or if not restricted to displaced member’s party, how do the actual names on the ballot get chosen?? Can anybody sign up? Appointed by party??

Somebody must have access to actual rules – such as they are in AK! 🙂

7 11 2008
Anonymous

Money spent on silk boxers for Todd, suitcases, and spray-on tans:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/06/AR2008110603895.html

1) Spray-on tans? I mean, really? What’s next, frosted whatnots?
2) My mind is dodging around the concept of “underpinnings”. I really do not want to know.

7 11 2008
Lulu

One other thought….whatever political $$ is thrown behind Palin in the future will be a seen as a waste in hindsight, be it monies from the fundies, the neocons, factions of the AK GOP, etc.

She will continue to drain dollars from the GOP et al, and come up with no real results at a national level…

Just my 2 cents….I respect that some of you disagree…

7 11 2008
Tree Fitzpatrick

If a forensic lawyer/clothes hound does show up at Palin’s door to reclaim RNC clothing, I hope they remember to reclaim the many suitcases she is also rumoured to have bought at Neiman Marcus and Saks. . . Mudflats asks how will this forensic lawyer (it could be a she) get the stuff out of Alaska. . . just use the new suitcases. Something tells me there is some Louis Vuitton. . . We all saw Piper carrying a Louis Vuitton bag.. . . gee, I raised my kid and did well enough to send her to an Ivy university but I never managed to buy her Louis Vuitton. . .

I keep thinking that Sarah must be mortified by the clothing scandal but then I correct this kind of thinking. Sarah Palin has no shame.

7 11 2008
InJuneau

@Grammy in PA (12:01:29) :

There seems to be big debate at the Division of Elections about what would transpire. Here is a link to an Anch. Daily News article that explains some of the issues:
http://www.adn.com/politics/story/569836.html

The Rs’ desire for people to vote for Ted was to keep open the possibility of electing an R in the special election if one became necessary. Their point was that if Mark got elected, the Rs would have no chance to get another R into the job if Ted resigned/was expelled by the Senate.

7 11 2008
0whole1

Money spent on silk boxers for Todd, suitcases, and spray-on tans: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/06/AR2008110603895.html

1) Spray-on tans? I mean, really? Hello, last season of the Roseanne show? We think we’ve found your missing stunt doubles….
2) “Underpinnings”. Yeech.

7 11 2008
Sparky

Anonymous (12:13:22) : frosted whatnots?
🙂

7 11 2008
0whole1

Oh….sorry for the double post. I thought the board ate my original, but I guess I just forgot to enter my name the first time.

7 11 2008
InJuneau

@Aeroentropy (12:11:22) :

I think it would be just like any other normal “special election” (HA, we haven’t had one, so who knows how “normal” it could be), and anyone who wanted to run could run. Obviously Begich would be in the strongest position as a D who had just run in the general election as his support structure would prob. still largely be in place. I don’t think there’s any way to limit who could run, so it could be a zoo.

7 11 2008
Wondering_Lake

How cool is this? The “Obama Wins” newspaper front page from all 50 states — all on one giant poster! So, SO cool….

http://www.cafepress.com/palinvsjesus

(scroll down a bit, you’ll see it on the middle-left)

7 11 2008
upnorthMN (formerly hose Hussein hotrod)

@Ira2 Reposting from the end of the previous thread.

ira2 (08:52:23) :

What I would like to see is some advice on how someone like me can help “make it happen”. I don’t have any particular skills, I’m mentally not up to snuff, physically a bit of a wreck, too poor to donate funds, more or less stuck at home (out in the boonies) – not to mention I’m not even a citizen. I refuse to believe that there’s NOTHING I can do… but so far, I haven’t come across anything at all that would give me any ideas in that respect.
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Hi ira2—
What great questions. My first response is to say that I’ve always experienced you as one of the best writers and thinkers on this blog. You have a way with words (and humor!) that would—if you can figure out how to use on President Obama’s behalf— be precious to his efforts and to making a difference. I’m a bit of a home body by choice. I see my own role as similar to what might work for you. Staying vigilant, thinking things through, writing about them in a way that help bring the change we need, and getting those words out to others (whether by blogging, editorials, or correspondence related to specific issues). Unlike you, I can get out and do things that seem more like “deeds”…but let’s not diminish the power of words.

7 11 2008
Dee

In reality, I know very little about this woman, but the little I know has convinced me that she is a supreme opportunist. The campaign made a HUGE mistake signing her on, but the fact that she accepted tells me that her ego is the size of the great state she governs. She actually believed that she was ready to accept this enormous task. I, for one . will be perfectly happy not seeing her face, hearing her voice, or reading about her comings and goings for a very looooooong time.

7 11 2008
crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl

What gets me, is these idiots, rush, malkin have probably not even bothered to go to the new change.gov website and READ!!!
How dare they attack, someone who is making a sincere effort to BRING CHANGE??
I can’t even imagine what would be happening had JM/SP elected? Nothing, NOTHING!
Also I believe all this stuff is true about Barbie! You can’t make that stuff up? Why would someone pick that as a issue to make up when there are so many other things to “make up”

7 11 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

Hi Muddies!

Just jumped on to get caught up on the latest. Finished some long overdue chores.

I feel really great today because everyday that passes since Election day, the names McCain & Palin continue to drift down the river of Losers Past and around another bend and out of sight.

Then I snap out of it and remember we still have to deal “her” in Alaska. I am becoming more certain that the GOP dropped her as soon as she stepped of that McCain plain Wednesday night in Anchorage. Greeting Steve Schmidt and Mark Salter in only a towel at her hotel toward the end of the campaign is not going over too well with the party.

Lulu (12:03:39) :
SP has zero future in the lower 48. If she did she would have to be a hellova lot smarter, and that’s impossible. I am certain there is a lot more dirt than we know being transmitted through the backdoors of the GOP power circle we are learning that that started during the campaign.

7 11 2008
Wondering_Lake

How inspiring and amazing is this?

Fifty “Obama Wins” newspaper front pages (from all the states) all on one giant poster!

So, SO cool….

http://www.cafepress.com/palinvsjesus

(scroll down a bit, you’ll see it on the middle-left)

7 11 2008
Sean

Palin says she never actually did the shopping herself. Can you imagine spending $150K on designer clothing AND NOT TRYING THEM ON FIRST?

How would her aides know what to buy and how it would look?

Makes no sense.

More proof Sarah Palin has a Narcissitic Personality Disorder.

7 11 2008
Tree Fitzpatrick

Y’know, I have had lots of fun laughing at Sarah’s clothing imbroglio. It reveals her narcissistic and greedy self, doesn’t it? Imagine, grasping at countless new oufits like it was Christmas and there really is a Santa Claus. Many of us would revel in an unlimited, high end shopping spree but she went at it with such abandon that she gave away her hungry greed.

Seriously, I love laughing about the clothing. And I will savor imagining her having to give it back. How degrading, to have to return some of the hot outfits. Many women believe their worth is in their appearance and Sarah, poor thing, sure seems to have fallen for this. In a way, she is a victim of patriarchy when/if she thinks how she looks matters more than what she thinks and feels and does. We all fall for the illusion that buying stuff will make us happy. I think I can find compassion for her. .. but it kinda makes her look like a little kid who never got enough attention and like she grabbed for it greedily, like a kids who eats too much candy cause the candy was free and then finds themselves sick. . well, I am mixing lots of metaphors. . .

My point, in this post, is that no matter how much I despise Sarah Palin the politician, I find myself thinking, gosh, let her and the kids keep the clothes. And Todd, I don’t want to leave him out.

Sarah did a job for the Republicans. I don’t think McCain ever had a serious shot at the presidency, not following George W. Sarah invigorated many streams of voters, whipping up enthusiasm where none would have been without her. It would actually seem reasonable, to me, that she got paid to run for VP with McCain. It was a job and she gave good service, almost like a whore can give good head.

Keeping a bunch of clothes, well, maybe they oughta let her.

On the other hand, some charity could definitely make a ton of money selling her duds. I think someone should make some lemonade out of these lemons. Pick a charity, maybe one that serves disabled children. .. or heck, have a fundraiser for the RNC. . . as others have suggested, they could sell the clothes for more than they paid for them. I am sure of it.

I can’t wait until Sarah does Oprah or late night shows. . .I don’t own a television but everything ends up online sooner or later. I read that many big talk hosts are trying to interview her. Stay tuned.

7 11 2008
UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady

Any idea where I could get a “Mutt Owners for Obama” badge?

I’ve got two gorgeous black mutts.

7 11 2008
enjay AKA Turbine Yukon

Remember the tanning bed left in the Gov. mansion? Well — McC wouldn’t let her have it hooked up in the plane so she HAD to do something.

7 11 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

Sean (12:31:30) :
I her aides had to do the shopping. “Oh my, do you think she would like this outfit? No, too drab, plus it’s not hooker enough”

7 11 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

If her…

7 11 2008
Tree Fitzpatrick

I hope Todd keeps the silk boxers. Then, somewhere down the line, when he is feeling amorous, perhaps he will do a strip tease for his wife and when he gets down to the silk boxers . . . . well, I hope they know how to have fun like that.

Even though I despise Sarah for her politics, hey, I want all humans to be happy. One thing she seems to have done right is it looks like she chose a good life mate. They sure seem happy together, real partners in life.

And since she had her fifth kid at age 44, we have to assume their love life is alive and well.

Sarah in a bathtowel. . . Todd in silk boxers. . . music. . . candlelight. . .

she probably bought some hot underwear. .. I hope she wears it for Todd.

7 11 2008
Lulu

Shikago wrote: “SP has zero future in the lower 48.”

Glad you think so! I agree with you. Others are worried.

7 11 2008
Lulu

Sean wrote: “Palin says she never actually did the shopping herself. Can you imagine spending $150K on designer clothing AND NOT TRYING THEM ON FIRST?”

And….you KNOW they had a seamstress or tailor in on some of it, too….Many of those suits were FITTED.

7 11 2008
Ennealogic

Alaska, I’m obsessed with your Sarah Palin and the rest of the Grifter-billies. It sure does sound like they took absolutely every advantage for an all expenses paid 9-week spree filled with Disneyland trips and luxury shopping that included silk finery and makeup and “underpinnings” that, once used of course, could in no way be returned.

Once in a rare moment I wonder if I’ve been too harsh on Sarah. Maybe there’s a middle ground between what unnamed aides say is so, and what Meghan and Sarah vociferously deny. And then I remember how Sarah stood there, day after day, repeating (and reveling in the telling) the “Bridge to Nowhere” story, complete with “Thanks, but no thanks” in a Minnesota twang. That’s why I’m inclined to give much greater credence to the stories told by these unnamed aides.

Knowing Sarah’s penchant for revenge and her ability to be pit-bully-Cruella, is it any surprise the unnamed aides wish to remain anonymous?

7 11 2008
Nisperos

Good for a few laughs:

People Magazine, 8/29/08: http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20222685_2,00.html

“Mr. Palin, what does Sen. McCain need to know about working with your wife?
TODD PALIN: She’s a hard worker and she’s not wired normal. (Laughter)

Sen. McCain, of all the candidates you considered, what drew you to her?
JOHN: Obviously, I found her to be very intelligent and very well-versed on the issues…”

People Magazine, 9/22/08: http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20230589,00.html

” ‘She’s low maintenance,’ Todd says of his wife. ‘She doesn’t demand or require things.’ ”

One of Todd’s favorite snacks is Spam – sometimes with Peanut Butter on it.

7 11 2008
Miemaw from Texas

Far be it for me to tell the Republican Party how to run their business.

But… I saw Obama speak at the convention, in 2004 and I knew I was watching the first African-American President speak.

Yesterday, on MSNBC, David Schuster interviewed a young 27 year old. Ironically, from Illinois. A newly-elected Congressman. He ran in the seat vacated by Roy LaHood. His name is Aaron Schock. He is handsome, articulate,
very media savvy, and extremely bright. He was elected to the Peoria school boar at age19. Served some time in the Illinois State Lege. Now, he’s off to Washington, D.C. He’s a moderate.

If the Republicans have any sense at all, they will scratch the name of Sarah Palin off their list of future up and comers, and book this guy on any news, or talk show that will have him. He might rid a lot of people of the bad taste they have in their mouths right now.

Just a suggestion.

7 11 2008
ErinAK

It is positively sickening to see the level of support up here for Sarah Palin. Signs are still up everywhere, and I had someone drive by my house (where our Obama/Biden sign is still up), slow down, and shake their head in disappointment. Absolute loyalty is obviously very, very blinding.

7 11 2008
eajphd Wolves Run Free

I think a lot of the issues being raised including the lawyer going to Alaska for “the party” represent the McCain factions perspective. The radical right is delighting in the prospect of a new crusade lead by their Joan of Arc/Deborah/Esther…

I think the real issue is what happens to the traditional core of people willing to ante up big bucks in support of the party because they see it as being in heir best interest. Are they willing to trust the “hillbillies” to deal with things rationally or will they be frightened by them. A good deal of Republican financial clout comes from them and they may have doubts about risking their stake in the United States by putting it in erratic hands.

On the clothes issue, I posted a comment at the end of another thread that I’d like to be forgiven for repeating below:

In reporting on the clothes purchases, the sources stated they were paid for by a wealthy donor who was shocked on receiving the bill.

Imagine the script:

Scene 1 the McCain Campaign office

Cindy speaking to staff person, “Quick do something about this woman. She’s a fashion horror show. Take her out to Neiman Marcus or Saks to get her and the family into some respectable clothes for the convention and campaign tour . I’l cover it with a (tax deductible) donation to the party.”

Aide: “Yes ma’am.”

Scene 2 the Palin Hotel suite

Sarah: “Todd, we just won an all expense paid fashion shopping spree for the family.”

Todd: “Great, did they say if we could buy accessories, like a new set of treads for my snow machine?”

Scene 3 The McCain Living room

Cindy looking at American Express bill: “what the f@#&? That stupid little moose skinner. John, we’re definitely doing that SNL routine. I hope Tina Fey really sticks it to her.”

7 11 2008
Road Runner

GUYS AND GALS!!!

I think Palin oh-12 is being thrown under the bus by the Bush team on the McCain side to pave the way for Mitt Romney with Jindell from Louisiana. Romney can finance his own campaign. But, with the help of the Mormon organization, they can put out $1million. I was talking with one of the flock who told me their belief is that with a Mormon in the White House, Jesus will return. The members of the Mormon churches were big money contributors to the passing of Prop 8 here in California. This is a very dangerous trend that is forming.

We need to continue to be involved in the Progressive movement and get more Dems registered. You can be sure they will get their people out for the next 4 years. We got Barack elected because of our involvement. We can’t stop now. The fanatics will not rest and neither can we.

7 11 2008
Nisperos

@ eajphd Wolves Run Free (12:47:43) :

Yeah, yeah, I have a great curiosity about who the donor was footing the bill for the clothes. That should be public disclosure, huh?

7 11 2008
Presbyterian Gal

Re: ClothingGate all I can say is, come January 30 there’d best be a 1099 in the mail addressed to her for the total amount of those expenditures she got to keep as “Miscellaneous Income”.

7 11 2008
HamletsMill

“As late as Tuesday night, a McCain adviser said, Ms. Palin was pushing to deliver her own speech just before Mr. McCain’s concession speech, even though vice-presidential nominees do not traditionally speak on election night. But Ms. Palin met up with Mr. McCain with text in hand. She was told no by Mark Salter, one of Mr. McCain’s closest advisers, and Steve Schmidt, Mr. McCain’s top strategist.”

OMG Wow! The unfathomable hubris of it! I tell you the Sarah promoters lost their heads and will bitterly live to regret it. Everybody here on Mudflats was absolutely right on their first read on P-Day. She is completely unstable and deranged. How could Kristol, Morris, and Barnes not see this on their “ship of fools” Alaskan cruise to karmic one-stop-shopping political doom? (Pun intended…) How could anybody at the top of the Republican Party not see this? Dobson should at least have know about the archetype of “Jezebel” in the Bible? Is nobody paying attention? I have been posting this below link for two months now. This is what she is and they are all going to come to regret this political “affair” more and more if she keeps the “Christian” fundamentalist wing of the Republican Party on life support long enough for the virus to kill the host system totally with no survivors. None. No recognizable life form left. She is the gift that keeps on giving. These boys were in way over their heads.

PS
I did like AKM’s nice turn of phrase on this: “Will some guy be drinking champagne out of her red stilettos?” Nice turn of phrase indeed, AKM! I think that just about says it all. It was a “ship of fools” clearly not thinking above their necks on that karmic voyage to oblivion.

7 11 2008
Ripley in CT

“…hang them in their closets just to feel the fabric? Will some guy be drinking champagne out of her red stilettos?”

This is definitely my favorite line. Because, you know it’s true. There are people who would just fawn over having one of her skirts or Jackets. I imagine one woman in particular, size 10 or better, stuffing herself into the size 4 that SWWNBN was wearing after a while. Just to feel like her. Sick.

But as for the guy drinking out of her heels, I pictured IMMEDIATELY a guy WEARING them whilst drinking champagne…. In fact, when I read it, I thought you said that… then I went back and re-read it and saw it was “drinking champagne” out of them. LOL

An interesting commentary on the human condition, for sure. Either way!

7 11 2008
HamletsMill

Nisperos (12:55:27) :

@ eajphd Wolves Run Free (12:47:43) :

Yeah, yeah, I have a great curiosity about who the donor was footing the bill for the clothes. That should be public disclosure, huh?
————————————–

Wow! Wouldn’t it be really kinky if it was Reverend Dobson! That really would be the icing on the cake.

7 11 2008
Road Runner

From article I’ve read, it seems they bought 5 or 6 suitcases full of clothes. Thus, the reference ” Wasilla hillbillies lootin Neiman Marcus from coast to coast”.
I think one of the suitcases was sent to Iraq for Thread, Timber, Track?
You think the airline will charge the RNC lawyer $50 for each suitcase he brings back? I can’t wait to read what the final tally will be. How about those “silk” boxers for First Dude?
Did you hear? When the bills arrived, the campaign donor blew his top.

7 11 2008
C.Rock

IMO Palin was acting like a Ivana Trump wantabe. After all didnt she lie to Todd just to go see her in a store somewhere?

7 11 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

If Sarah wants to go on Faux and give the RNC or anyone grief, in hopes of saving some kind of future down here. Will she be surprised. Her name will be stricken from their history so fast she won’t know what hit her. She and team McCain not only lost but they made a complete joke of the Republican brand, and it’s not going away tomorrow.

When America see’s what a real president can do for this nation, they won’t care if it’s Romney, Jindell or anyone else. The choice will be “You mean go back to the Bush years?” Yikes!!! Bush/McCain/Palin/Repubs=Losers. 12 years from now we will still be repairing the damage done to our nation by these clowns.

7 11 2008
Road Runner

Nisperos (12:45:28)
If McLame thinks she is well versed on the issues, it tells us how much he knows about the issues.

7 11 2008
eajphd Wolves Run Free

‘Whiskey Otter (11:44:25) :
Remember when he said (during an interview) that he turns to Palin for foreign policy advice “all the time.”’

It could have been pure sarcasm. But I think the big problem is that he is truly a professional politician who sees the campaign as a time when all rules of truth, decency and fair play go out the window. It becomes a matter of winning at all costs, very much like “insurance company rules.” http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=bVpX5fUvPlg Fortunately President Elect Obama has brought a new set of standards that should make it much harder for people to sink to the Richard Nixon level of politicking in the future.

7 11 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

Think about this…

Baracks Energy Commission invites Palin to an open hearing for input on energy solutions.

She sit’s down. First question from Jeff Bingamen, Chairmen.

“Governor Palin, this committee would like to get your opinion on what you feel the effectiveness of low frequency geophysical solutions to the upstream oil and gas industry and if you feel it is efficient to find and produce hydrocarbon reserves, further reducing risk beyond conventional surveying and seismic techniques?”

GAME OVER PEOPLE !!!

7 11 2008
enjay AKA Turbine Yukon

Some ppl surround themselves with intellectuals so they can learn –
other ppl surround themselves with peers to have discussions & conversations –
and then other ppl surround themselves with less knowledgeable individuals to “feel smart” themselves

Hmmm — any guess

7 11 2008
Sue

What a pleasure to have a President who will think things through and not just react in a knee-jerk manner. What a pleasure to have a President who surrounds himself with the best minds to advise him about each issue. And most of all, what a blessing it is to have a President who truly wants to help ALL Americans! I love Barack Obama!

7 11 2008
A Fan From Chicago

Silk Boxers and spray-on tans?

Yes We Tan!

7 11 2008
Nisperos

I forget who said this on another thread…

But, as regards prayers sometimes the answer is “No”.

I think I first read this quip in a Jimmy Carter book Faith. Jimmy apparently went back to sometimes teaching Sunday School post-presidency and would take questions from visitors and regulars afterwards. I can’t do this verbatim, having read the book years ago, but one of the questions he regularly got went something like this:

“You’re a Christian?”

Jimmy: “Yes”

“And you believe that God always answers prayers?”

Jimmy: “Yes”

“Well the how come it doesn’t seem like it sometimes?”

Jimmy: “Well, God always answers prayers, it’s just that sometimes the answer is ‘No’ .”

I think the prayers by and for Sarah have been clearly answered “No”. Guess she forgot the part about God’s ways not being our ways and about God hearing the cry of the poor and downtrodden…

7 11 2008
addseattle

“silk boxer shorts were among the clothing purchases.

i sure hope todd is wearing his own walmart underpants when the auditor shows up.”
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That cracked me up!!

7 11 2008
eajphd Wolves Run Free

“This is so unfortunate and, quite honestly, sickening,” Palin aide Meghan Stapleton said Thursday in a written statement. “The accusations we are hearing and reading are not true…”
http://edition.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/07/mccain.palin/index.html

It’s really interesting that Meg finds these accusations to be sickening. Wouldn’t it be nice if she and Sarah paused to reflect on the very loudly stated accusations they made regarding Walt Monegan, Trooper Wooten and the members of the Alaskan Legislature? Of course it’s unimaginable that they wold ever even stop for a moment to contemplate the turning of the wheel that is coming from their persistent character assassination of President Elect Obama (I just love being able to write President Elect Obama – I was thinking of making a post just repeating President Elect Obama over and over with no other words, but I’m afraid it would probably go viral and shut the Internet down.)

7 11 2008
SE_Idaho_Reader

Re: megacephalus (11:10:09) :

You are exactly right! The danger of the SP phenomenon should not be underestimated, and I have confidence that Alaska’s citizen reporters (AKM and compatriots) do not.

Lead on, AKM!

7 11 2008
Proud Community OrganizerWA

Whose whatnots were frosted? That is the burning question to me!

7 11 2008
7 11 2008
antiAnti

Lately I’ve been thinking about why the republican handlers didn’t give Palin a credit card with a LIMIT. Maybe the spree was the first attempt at sabotage by wiser heads. Wonder what other bait was dangled before her eyes.

The story about staffers reduced to tears also has me puzzled. What kind of staffer weeps at a tantrum? Only a fairly new one, I think. It smells of a power holder searching out vulnerabitles in a target.

I am hoping that any resurgence of Palin on the national scene will be countered by insiders well-supplied with tales of the campaign.

7 11 2008
Melissa

Oh you know Keith and others are going to have fun with her for a long, long time.

7 11 2008
LGW in WA

Dave Horsey’s cartoon today in the Seattle PI pretty well hits Sarah’s nail on the head.

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/horsey/viewbydate.asp?id=1857

May her re-entry into reality be as painfully miserable as her vitriolic wagging tongue was to the rest of us.

And just for the record, I made good on my September 3rd promise of making Baked Alaska on Election Night in honor of her being roasted upon her return to Alaska.

7 11 2008
Ripley in CT

LOFL!!! @ “Yes We TAN!!” … that is priceless.

what wit we have here

7 11 2008
upnorthMN (formerly hose Hussein hotrod)

AKM — i want to second Molly Mum’s request to return the “recent posts” to the top of the sidebar. just my two cents.

upnorthMN

7 11 2008
upnorthMN (formerly hose Hussein hotrod)

@UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady (12:36:19) :

Any idea where I could get a “Mutt Owners for Obama” badge?

I’ve got two gorgeous black mutts
————–
I was wondering the same thing. I have an absolutely gorgeous Border Collie/Newfie mix (I know it sounds funny… he’s big and built like a barrel, but marked like a border collie). I’d love a Mutt Owners for Obama badge (and maybe a Mutt for Obama collar for the doggie).

7 11 2008
Anonymous

OT – if anyone wants to contact Sen. Harry Reid about Sen. Joe Lieberman’s speaking at the GOP convention, and campaigning for Sen. John McCain & Gov. Sarah Palin–and Sen. Lieberman’s future as chair of committees in the Senate:

http://reid.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm

7 11 2008
Deuce2 AL

I always thought that SP would throw a tantrum if the RNC
attempted to repo her clothes. I still feel , for whatever reason,
that she will somehow lie and cheat to keep the clothing.
Damn, I wish I could afford Silk Boxers.For that
matter, I wish I could afford to buy some new underwear.

7 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky

Road Runner (13:35:14) :

Off topic, but you’ll love it:
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/galleries/barack_obama_the_early_years/barack_obama_the_early_years.html
———————————–
Thank you so much – I DID love it! I particularly loved seeing the pics from election night. Haven’t we elected a great bunch of people?

7 11 2008
Deuce2 AL

Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago (13:15:50)
GAME OVER PEOPLE !!!
———————
Ain’t that the dang truth, doggone it.

7 11 2008
Steve

The silk boxer shorts are going to make Todd the talk (and not in a good way) of the oil fields. Asssuming the shorts were for Todd, that is.

7 11 2008
crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl

Here’s a blog of a Palin “tool” who calls himself “daliy anti Kos” and calling every thing about Barbie, OH um Govenenor Palin and how the poor thing is being attacked by Bogus information and he’s even raising money for poor Joe who can’t get a job because of the “Dems”…Quite socialist of him!
checkout his bs for a laugh or two….8)
http://dailyantikos.blogspot.com/2008/11/dont-be-fooled-governor-sarah-palin-was.html

7 11 2008
Dazzler

I’m not sure what this Stapleton woman looks like but Palin was followed by a woman after exiting the plane….carrying yet another Gucci bag….in the vicinity of a grand $$$$. Does she customarily carry such fine gear? Or did Palin treat her to a new wardrobe too….I can’t help but remember those duds she was wearing in Alaska from the beginning of her rollout…they were positively tacky junk shop….she sure got a quick study in designer everything….

7 11 2008
ds55

Proof that some people are hopelessly beyond stupid:
Buying guns because they believe Obama will take their guns away.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081107/ap_on_re_us/obama_gun_sales;_ylt=AikOx7sLQMnNA0CPrv3lPikEtbAF

And a rumor I had to listen to today that some Repubs believe Obama will take their 401K money and dump it into Social Security. WTF?!

He’s not even inaugurated yet and people are losing their little minds.

7 11 2008
Enchanted and Healing

antiAnti (13:40:04) :

Lately I’ve been thinking about why the republican handlers didn’t give Palin a credit card with a LIMIT. Maybe the spree was the first attempt at sabotage by wiser heads. Wonder what other bait was dangled before her eyes.
——

Umm, I honestly believe that the handlers never imagined that she’d go on a tear like that. I know if someone were generous enough to hand a card over to me, I’d find 6 *reasonably priced* suits. And try to find them on the sales racks! Also!

7 11 2008
ColoradoHusseinGal

SP is going to hold an interview on FoxNews on Monday:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/07/palin-to-break-silence-on_n_142189.html

Sarah Palin has kept something of a low profile since the election. While former advisers to the GOP campaign leak dirt about her to the press, her only comment so far has been a refusal to comment. But she’s ready to break her silence. From a Fox News press release:

FOX News Channel’s Greta Van Susteren will present the first extensive post-election sitdown interview with Governor Sarah Palin during On The Record on Monday November 10th at 10PM ET.

7 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky

Somebody just reminded me that now that McCain didn’t win the election he won’t be telling us in January where bin Laden is. AW DAMMIT!

7 11 2008
nellie

More from the Washington Post

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/reliable-source/2008/11/rs-palin7.html

On top of the $150,000 first outlined in Federal Election Commission filings, Palin spent “tens of thousands of dollars” on additional clothing, makeup and jewelry for herself and her family, including $40,000 in luxury goods for her husband, Todd, our colleague Michael Shear reports. The campaign was charged for silk boxer shorts, spray tanners and 13 suitcases to carry all the designer clothes, according to two GOP insiders.

Spray tan??? Silk boxers??

They were like the Clampets.

7 11 2008
nellie

More from the Washington Post

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/reliable-source/2008/11/rs-palin7.html

On top of the $150,000 first outlined in Federal Election Commission filings, Palin spent “tens of thousands of dollars” on additional clothing, makeup and jewelry for herself and her family, including $40,000 in luxury goods for her husband, Todd, our colleague Michael Shear reports. The campaign was charged for silk boxer shorts, spray tanners and 13 suitcases to carry all the designer clothes, according to two GOP insiders.

Spray tan??? Silk boxers??

They were like the Clampets.

7 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky

Anonymous quote from the campaign:

“To really dislike Sarah Palin, you have to know her a little bit better.”

7 11 2008
Sparky

Aussie Blue Sky (14:00:36) :
Road Runner (13:35:14) :

Off topic, but you’ll love it:
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/galleries/barack_obama_the_early_years/barack_obama_the_early_years.html
———————————–
Thank you so much – I DID love it! I particularly loved seeing the pics from election night. Haven’t we elected a great bunch of people?
====================================
Yeah, snif, touching seems so very natural with everyone…not staged, real. What a difference an Administration makes (sigh). I sure love seeing kids too; they add a nice element to the mix, and they seem really healthy and stable. Good parents, I think.

7 11 2008
austintx

When the aides that put the clothes on personal cards are not paid……you will see itemized bills on the net……..she will say that it was a “gift” and she lost the clothes…….but she is on tape saying that they were loaned and she did not own them….let the civil lawsuits begin !!!!

7 11 2008
West Virginian

Story on CNN right now about Palin. She denies that she didn’t know that Africa was a continent. She said she knew about NAFTA. She’s still ramblin’ and ramblin’. They said she just returned to her office about an hour ago.

7 11 2008
portland oregon native

I too am a mutt owner (care giver) for Obama.
Ours is 1/2 Cairn Terrier and 1/2 toy Poodle and I just know he’s a liberal democrat, just like his people.
Some folks would day he is spoiled, but we prefer the term “well cared for”.
He is also a certified Delta Society therapy dog and would never, ever bite anyone, as that nasty, ill tempered Barney did yesterday.
But as the dog trainer Barbara Woodhouse always said, “no bad dogs only bad owners”. So we can blame ‘w’ for the dog bite too!

7 11 2008
UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady

She just called staffers jerks!!

Wonder if any of those ‘jerks’have any little tapes/videos tucked away for a rainy day?!

7 11 2008
upnorthMN (formerly hose Hussein hotrod)

Remember way back when (a little over two months ago) when the McCain camp said she wouldn’t conduct any interviews until she was shown the proper “deference”…. aaaackk. Obviously they are eating/choking on these words.

7 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Palin is not making progress on her image. She is slinging dirt. Demonstrating just how low level she really is.

Sorry. Ambition is just not enough.

7 11 2008
Sparky

UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady (14:31:49) :

She just called staffers jerks!!

ooooo….she’s gonna step in it!

” it ” = stuff left by a mutt 🙂

7 11 2008
Enchanted and Healing

UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady (14:31:49) :

She just called staffers jerks!!

Wonder if any of those ‘jerks’have any little tapes/videos tucked away for a rainy day?!
—–

OMG! Are you kidding??? Last nail in the coffin. Signed. Sealed. Buried!! LMAO

7 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

portland oregon native (14:30:49) :
1/2 Cairn Terrier and 1/2 toy Poodle
++++++++++++

OMG could there be a cuter dog? How many pounds? Color? Temperament?

We have a Westie. A permanent 2 year old family member.

7 11 2008
UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady

Bet Faux are really pissed off with Sarah right now, their exclusive interview isn’t looking quite so exclusive right now!!

7 11 2008
Sophie VT

WE DID IT……
We have a lot of work to do. We need to stay on top of Sean Hannity who is tied to Hal Turner. Rush L., Bill O the clown. We need to really go after these hateful liars. I am ready. I need some suggestions. My eyes were open to so much since this election. I feel energized and looking forward to President Obama.

7 11 2008
CO Almost Native

buy’embooks1956 (11:05:47) :
“A friend suggests that the Republican Party put Palin’s newly acquired wardrobe up on Ebay. He thinks it would bring a lot more than they paid for it.”

That would help keep the CEO of ebay in business too. Remember she was on McCain’s team as well. I think what happened was this, McCain really wanted Lieberman to be his VP. The RNC said no deal, we need someone to appeal to the fundi base. McCain got PO’ed, beacause he’s known to do that, and chose Palin as an FU to the GOP party hacks

You are correct: McCain wanted either Lieberman or Tom Ridge, but the DFs would not support either, because both are pro-choice. However, it wasn’t a FU- McCain sold his soul in order to gain his ultimate goal, the presidency. He went along with Steve Schmidt and the DFs (Council on National Policy, Focus on he Family, et al) and agreed to the choice of CB. Nobody vetted her, as she was an up-and-coming darling of the Dark Side.

(Look what happens when I have to work! I’d better get reading…)

7 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Palin was never ready for the Big Leagues.

She is just proving that she doesn’t learn quickly either. Name calling does not suit an up and coming national candidate.

7 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

McCain is wanting them all to shut up because this rubbish is further tarnishing his image.

7 11 2008
CO Almost Native

portland oregon native (14:30:49) :
I too am a mutt owner (care giver) for Obama.
Ours is 1/2 Cairn Terrier and 1/2 toy Poodle and I just know he’s a liberal democrat, just like his people.

You know what mutts are really called, don’t you?

Designer hybrids:)

7 11 2008
crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl

*Warning* Fake Obama Emails
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2008/11/obama_email_scams.html
Hackers Using Obama Speech to Commit Fraud
Fake email lures readers into downloading keylogger

The subject line of the email includes phases like “a new president, a new congress,” “Barack Obama wins,” and “Election Night Results,” among others. The body of the email is as follows:

Barack Obama Elected 44th President of United States

Barack Obama, unknown to most Americans just four years ago, will become the 44th president and the first African-American president of the United States. Watch His amazing speech at November 5!

Proceed to the election results news page>>

2008 American Government Official Website This site delivers information about current U.S. Foreign policy and about American life and culture.

7 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky

@Sophie VT (14:39:51) :

Before long, broadcasting standards will be raised – and that will be entertainment in itself!😉

7 11 2008
BigPete

Palin had her shot in the Big Leagues, and fought with her team mates, her coach and the team owner….all in a losing effort…not good.

7 11 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Loved your energy question for Palin, Shikago!

Her reply:

In what respect, Jeffie?

7 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Palin was not a good candidate for the VP. Her candidacy seems to show how the Repubs tried to construct a myth, image rather than reality.

Buchanan and Mika are both Palin fans and staunch Repubs.

7 11 2008
upnorth minnesota

Sophie VT (14:39:51) :

WE DID IT……
We have a lot of work to do. We need to stay on top of Sean Hannity who is tied to Hal Turner. Rush L., Bill O the clown. We need to really go after these hateful liars. I am ready. I need some suggestions. My eyes were open to so much since this election. I feel energized and looking forward to President Obama.
———-

There are really only two ways I can think of.

1). Go after their ratings. Get people to stop watching them.
2). Go after their advertising dollars. Get advertisers to pull their ads (via mail in campaigns and boycotts).

Any other ideas?

7 11 2008
Lulu

OFF TOPIC. If you want to weigh in on Senator Lieberman and his committee chairmanship/seniority in the Senate…here is Sen. Reid’s contact link.

http://reid.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm

7 11 2008
UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady

Everybody should duck!! someting nasty is hitting a really bigfan!!!!

HaaHHhhaaaaahhaaahhaaaaa Haaahahaaa!!!!

7 11 2008
upnorth minnesota

Aussie Blue Sky (14:44:21) :

@Sophie VT (14:39:51) :

Before long, broadcasting standards will be raised – and that will be entertainment in itself!😉
————
Broadcasting standards will be raised when we all get behind media reform and insist on it…probably not a moment before.

7 11 2008
Deep Blue in VA

I know we have folks on this blog who live in Ireland and/or love Ireland – this one is for you:

“There’s no one more Irish than Barraigh O’Bamagh”

http://www.docudharma.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=9765

7 11 2008
UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady

SP just threw the media under the bus. I’m sure I read somewhere that you don’t piss off people who buy ink by the gallon!!

7 11 2008
TCtopcat

Ok, so I’m watching CNN this afternoon. Apparently Sour-grapes-Sarah returned to her governor’s office and proceeded to hold a news conference regarding “those coward jerks” who are telling all these lies about her regarding her lack of intelligence in such matters as “The continent of Africa vs the country of Africa”… LOL. She still does not get it, there IS NO country of Africa. There is a continent named Africa, and there is a country named South Africa, but no COUNTRY NAMED AFRICA…
Regarding her clothes pilfering, she also charged the GOP for 13 suitcases to be able to cart all the booty away. The link to that story is bellow

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/reliable-source/2008/11/rs-palin7.html

7 11 2008
Intrigued

Obama BUSTED! He is a LIAR AND A FRAUD!

He was really born in KENYA, not Hawaii as he has claimed (and offered the doctored/fake “certificate of live birth” as “proof”). He is NOT natural born in the U.S. so is INELIGIBLE to be President, was INELIGIBLE to run for President and has ALWAYS BEEN INELIGIBLE. Phil Berg (A DEMOCRAT)’s lawsuit is now before the United States Supreme Court, and it appears they are going to HEAR it. Affidavits from Obama’s Kenyan grandmother and others PRESENT FOR THE BIRTH all ADMIT THAT HE WAS BORN IN KENYA!

Howard Dean KNEW all along this fact but elected to HIDE IT from the American people! Obama, the so-called “constitutional scholar” knew EXACTLY what he was doing! He is a LIAR, a PHONY, and a FRAUD!! Admit it, you have been DUPED!!

And you WONDERED why Hillary has been so quiet? She has been BIDING HER TIME!

It is ALL OVER. The election will go back to the Electoral College, and the delegates will have to vote for another Dim (which will be Hitlery, of course!).

God help this country with all of these crooked politicians running around!!

7 11 2008
Pat

UK Lady and UpnorthMN

There are some Obama/Mutt items on http://www.cafepress.com ,but no buttons.
At http://www.zazzle.com you can have your own button made with a picture of your personal mutts for $1.45 up, depending on size of button.

7 11 2008
patriot games

1 – the Repub leaders who promote Hockey Mom and Joe 6-Pack and Joe the Plumber laugh at them and despise them. Bitter-gate my ass.

2 – the campaign staff doing the hatchet job on Palin might have either of two goals in mind: Perhaps to destroy any continuing role for McCain in the party, since Palin was his responsibility. Or, perhaps to destroy Palin now before she can worm her way into the Senate. I suppose it could be both. I don’t think anyone absolves themself by attacking Palin, so I don’t think it is about shifting blame for the defeat. I think it is about destroying Palin and/or McCain. I suspect the people doing this think they are rescuing the future of the Repub Party.

Thank god Obama won or I would been off to one of those NAFTA countries that Palin couldn’t name.

Meanwhile, the nation owes Mudflats, big time.

It’s time for us down in the lower 48 to stop asking what Alaskans can do for you, but to ask what you can do for Alaska. I don’t know. Maybe join the FBI or IRS or Justice Dept and investigate the shit out of the Governor’s office?

7 11 2008
BigPete

UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady (14:52:28) :

SP just threw the media under the bus
*******************
Palin accusing the media of not being truthful
She did nothing but LIE during the campaign!

7 11 2008
UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady

Someone is not taking their me eds!!

7 11 2008
Lulu

UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady (14:52:28) wrote:
“SP just threw the media under the bus. I’m sure I read somewhere that you don’t piss off people who buy ink by the gallon!!”

Yes, she did throw them under the bus. Wow! I just looked up the Gary Tuchman footage on CNN.com. The Governor seems very angry and is taking no prisoners. (Not a good move if one is thinking ahead but then, when has she ever done something in this campaign season that indicated forethought….)

7 11 2008
mayflower

@ megacephalus (11:10:09) :
“Now is NOT the time to sleep in self-congratulation!

There was here in 1930 a rather weird Austrian, with the social standing equivalency of US ‘Trailer Trash’, recently ‘naturalized’, given to special clothes and with a weird ‘do’ and a HUGE chip on his shoulder for his educational and social betters… couldn’t last in any school of several he applied to… and bounced through… and out of…

BUT he was a ‘rabble rousing’ speaker… and indeed he did ‘rouse the rabble’… in his case only two years later he became the [Chancellor] equivalent of the President in the US [CEO]…and the rest, as the say, ‘is history’.

Step on that cockroach NOW before it scuttles under the garbage and festers and breeds… the time for “nain’ palin” is NOW.”
————–
Kudos, Mega! So many, in fact, hope you don’t mind me reposting… Just signed on after long day with the kidlets…

Thank you for reminding us & keep kicking us in the you-know-what about it!

7 11 2008
UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady

Thanks Pat x

7 11 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Laughing my head off at that post! Nice try.

7 11 2008
NMJ

austintx (14:28:13) : When the aides that put the clothes on personal cards are not paid……you will see itemized bills on the net……..she will say that it was a “gift” and she lost the clothes…….but she is on tape saying that they were loaned and she did not own them….let the civil lawsuits begin !!!!

She probably had her staff use their own credit cards in an attempt to hide the amount that was actually spent – like she ordered her staff in Alaska to use private email and phone accounts so their communications could not be subpoenaed. Nice try.

7 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Lulu (14:48:04) :

OFF TOPIC. If you want to weigh in on Senator Lieberman and his committee chairmanship/seniority in the Senate…
++++++++++++++

I offered the opinion that Homeland Security Chairmanship needs to go to a current Dem with seniority. Senator Lieberman needs to be offered something appropriate for a first term Indy as he is no longer a Dem. However, Dems don’t need to cut off their nose to spite their face.

7 11 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

Delusional, sad and angry loser.

WAAAAAAAA….

Too funny!

7 11 2008
Marty (VA) Mudstock DC Inaugural Party.. reply to mudstockdc@hotmail.com

sniff sniff.. fee fi fo fum.. i smell the blood of a troll..

7 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky

upnorth minnesota (14:49:35) :

Aussie Blue Sky (14:44:21) :

@Sophie VT (14:39:51) :

Before long, broadcasting standards will be raised – and that will be entertainment in itself!
————
Broadcasting standards will be raised when we all get behind media reform and insist on it…probably not a moment before.
——————————————
The broadcasting standards already exist. Enforcing them for a change will be the entertainment. Imagine Fauxnoise fair and balanced!

There are two critical issues that the people can (and should) take up on behalf of the government which don’t require any expert knowledge: media and elections.

If you get the media to support the creation of a federal election commission, you kill two birds with one stone. Who can be against clean elections? No, don’t answer that!😉

7 11 2008
Marty (VA) Mudstock DC Inaugural Party.. reply to mudstockdc@hotmail.com

Senator Lieberman for Senate Rat Catcher.

7 11 2008
crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl

Intrigued (14:54:31) :

Obama BUSTED! He is a LIAR AND A FRAUD!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Troll! PUT A FORK IN IT!!! ITS DONE, THAT’S BEEN PROVED FALSE, GO DUG UP SOME MOOSE NUGGETS SOMEWHERE!!!

7 11 2008
Debbie aka Commando Coalfire Palin

I had lunch today with a republican friend (yes, I have a few) this one is pretty high up in the state party although he tells me he “held his nose” and voted for Obama this time out. He is pretty up in arms about this whole thing though he doesn’t think alot of Sarah. Here is his take and believe me this guy is into conspiricy theories.
We will start with California prop 8. He believes the mormon church got involved and put a bunch of money behind it to try to win over the evangelicals, and the catholic church and get them to join forces with the mormons. The reason for this is Mitt Romny lost the primaries mainly do to these two factions voting for McCain.
Part two: My friend says that a goodly number of people from the Romney campaign wound up working for the McCain campaign. He believes they are behind this effort to discredit Sarah This coupled with the mormon churches contribution to passing prop 8 are an effort to set Mitt Romney up for a 2012 run against Barrack Obama.
Found it very slimy but very possible given the usual republican pond scum like behavior.

7 11 2008
Debbie aka Commando Coalfire Palin

Above should read this guy is NOT into conspiricy theories. Sorry it’s been one long day.

7 11 2008
mayflower

@ UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady (14:56:02) :
Someone is not taking their me eds!!
————
LOL! God, if only it were THAT simple…. eh?

7 11 2008
Deep Blue in VA

All this Palin stuff really defies belief.

I might actually feel sorry for her, except for her odious behavior toward Obama on the trail.

I really hope the people of Alaska are facing the reality that their Gov is not who they thought she was. It will be so interesting to see what happens if she ever runs for anything again.

7 11 2008
mayflower

Eeeekkk… AKM *whiny Mom who’s spent a day with whiny kidlets*, I’m brown again…..

That’s OK though, it’s the winds of change (?) (but why do I keep going from brown to blue?)

7 11 2008
Spoon Archer Hussein Palin...Yeah, THAT One

Brian (10:40:35) :
I have an astounding lack of sympathy for McCain. When he picked Palin, essentially unvetted, I’m sure he thought he was hitching a solid, conservative draft horse to his wagon team.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Speaking of horses, I mused recently that if we get a really hard competitor in the barn, say a speed horse that we can compete at short distances that flames out if we try to contest it at a mile, we should name it Mayor of Wasilla.

7 11 2008
Lance the Boil aka Crust Scramble

Keep talking, Sarah. Come 2012, you’ll be field dressing moose for a living.

7 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

What is going on lately at the Wasilla church SP attends?

7 11 2008
Miemaw from Texas

Yes, AKM, she ran. She lost. And, she may run again.

But, here’s the difference. She ran for six weeks. Had very limited media access. Media had even more limited access.

This marathon political campaign went 21 months. No rock on any candidate was left unturned.

She will never again see a six week campaign. She would be lucky to see a six month campaign. And she will have challengers, and more media exposure, with all the ramifications of a sometimes not-too-friendly press.

You folks in Alaska now are better informed about her than before.

It will be interesting to see what the future brings to Governor Palin.

7 11 2008
Marty (VA) Mudstock DC Inaugural Party.. reply to mudstockdc@hotmail.com

Barbie on nbc evening news!

7 11 2008
Lana, KY

I think she needed the luggage ( maybe even a u-haul ) to carry not only the clothing, makeup, lingerie & shoes, but also too, the tons of gifts she received at all the rallies. Her adoring followers were paying homage to their idol, don’t ya know.
Seriously, she did get loads & loads of gifts (for herself & family) ~ what is the proper procedure for claiming those ? Any way to check up on that ?

7 11 2008
UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady

Apparently Cambell Brown is showing the whole Sarah P interview at 8pm ET on CNN. As I have a stinker of a cold (sent by other mudpuppies down those tubey thingys I think as a lot of you had colds last week), would some of you be so kind as to post some details so I can catch up tomorrow. It is 12.15am here and my poor head needs its pillow.

Thanks, I know I can depend on you.

7 11 2008
Ripley in CT

Feed not the trolls.

7 11 2008
mayflower

God how I wish we had cable — but it’s something I refuse to subscribe to. (unfair monopoly given the rise of the web, but way off topic)

7 11 2008
Enchanted and Healing

mayflower (15:09:18) :

Eeeekkk… AKM *whiny Mom who’s spent a day with whiny kidlets*, I’m brown again…..

That’s OK though, it’s the winds of change (?) (but why do I keep going from brown to blue?)

You’re in the Mudflats Mayflower! Wear that brown PROUDLY!!😉

7 11 2008
crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gN2UuEbyF64GtuHQfJzWDqDg7PqgD94AC9K82
GOP tries to sort out Palin’s donor-funded duds

By SHARON THEIMER – 1 hour ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Party lawyers are still trying to determine exactly what clothing was purchased for Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, what was returned and what has become of the rest.

And they are discussing with Palin, who’s back in Alaska, whether what’s left of the tens of thousands of dollars worth of designer clothing and accessories purchased for her on the campaign trail will go to charity, back to stores or be paid for by Palin, a McCain-Palin campaign official said Friday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the campaign hadn’t authorized comment.

The sorting should be completed in the next four or five days, the campaign official said, declining to say whether the RNC was sending anyone to Alaska to help take inventory.
The sorting should be completed in the next four or five days, the campaign official said, declining to say whether the RNC was sending anyone to Alaska to help take inventory.

The RNC spent at least $150,000 on designer clothing, accessories and beauty services for Palin after she became John McCain’s running mate in September. The spending included $75,062 at Neiman Marcus in Minneapolis; $49,425 at Saks Fifth Avenue; $9,447 at Macy’s; and $789 at the luxury retailer Barneys New York. Some of the purchases were for Palin family members, such as $4,902 spent at upscale men’s clothier Atelier and $92 at Pacifier, a Minneapolis baby boutique.

7 11 2008
Sparky

You’re in the Mudflats Mayflower! Wear that brown PROUDLY!!

yup…join the mud club Mayflower…we be cool 🙂

7 11 2008
Snow Board Impalin'

You can guarantee that the secessionist party ties will be raised in the primaries, since Republicans are far less likely to take the ‘high ground’ on that than the Obama campaign.

7 11 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

I know I’m feeding here– but there is real irony to me in knowing that an 18 year old young woman wouldn’t/didn’t risk the life of her baby to fly to a foreign country/the homeland of the father, and away from her parents, to give birth to her baby.

But a 44 year old woman DID (maybe) fly over 8 hours, while in labor, and risked the life of her baby, to deliver in her home state.

Just sayin’.

7 11 2008
crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl

Damn the inter-tubes just ate my post😦
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gN2UuEbyF64GtuHQfJzWDqDg7PqgD94AC9K82
“GOP tries to sort out Palin’s donor-funded duds

By SHARON THEIMER – 1 hour ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Party lawyers are still trying to determine exactly what clothing was purchased for Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, what was returned and what has become of the rest.”

7 11 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

I LOVE that the “dog-handlers” are biting back and telling all on the Wasilla Hillbilly’s. Sarah has seen her day in the sun and it’s all over but the finger-pointing.

7 11 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Mayflower – my cable bill just went up 10 more dollars this month – so be thankful for the money you are saving!

7 11 2008
7 11 2008
mayflower

@ Enchanted and Healing (15:17:59) :
God Bless You!!! You are SO right & here I obsess over the ‘blue’ (it’s serene & the dem color & all & I keep thinking of a brown quilt — even though AKM reminds me they are ‘mudflakes’)

Peace : – )

7 11 2008
phoebe

@Bruce
Thomas Eagleton, Geraldine Ferraro, John Edwards, Joe Lieberman, Dan Quayle, Sarah Palin?…..there is hope!!

The fact that the VP candidate is chosen & not elected has become a very scary proposition.

7 11 2008
mayflower

AKM, no more quibbling over random wordpress color changes, I promise — you have my word, OK?

7 11 2008
mayflower

And Megacephalus, if you are watching, please forgive me for such trivial B.S.

7 11 2008
crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl

suchanut (15:24:50) :

Here she is on CNN

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/politics/2008/11/07/intv.tuchman.palin.cnn
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Thanks for that link😀

7 11 2008
mayflower

@ Sparky:
Sorry, didn’t see yours there, but you bet — besides all that, MUD is good for you! Even I know that…

7 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

From fivethirtyeight.com:

” . . . some early ballots have been processed, and among those ballots Begich substantially leads Stevens. A tally of Alaska’s 40 house districts as taken from Alaska’s Division of Elections webpage suggests that Begich has won about 61% of the early ballots counted so far, as compared with 48% of ballots cast on Election Day itself.”

Hope lives for Begich.

And for those who really really don’t want a Senator Palin.

7 11 2008
RLS

@Debbie aka Commando Coalfire
Regarding the Mormon church putting a lot of money into Prop 8. NPR did a story today about that today, so that part of the story seems to be true. Some think they should lose their tax-exempt status because of that.

7 11 2008
mayflower

@ Bec Hussein in Illinois (15:23:55) :
Thanks for reminding me what I try & teach my kids: “Mom’s got to make choices.” And besides refusing the monopoly, (we have no Wii or PS2 either btw), I do remind them they have plenty of free speech on their unlimited text usage (LOL)

7 11 2008
Hick Town in W PA

One of the worst things in the Sarah saga was the little story of Sarah receiving guests in a towel. It implies that her husband pimped her out and she went with it. Makes you wonder about the trip to the top.

7 11 2008
crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl

having problems playing the cnn vid, but MSNBC just showed a snippet, WOW! She is pissed, she got that “jaw” thingy happening and turned down mouth in a sneer….!
Barbie….”PAYBACK IS A BITCH!!!” 8)

7 11 2008
mayflower

@ Bec Hussein in Illinois (15:21:49) :
WOW. Absolutely spot on, dear. I only wish my stubborn elderly father could understand the depth of your remark!

7 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Oh my, Hardball quoting how Todd was calling big donors in AK telling them to stow it until 2012.

Palin is ARROGANTLY ambitious. And Todd, too.

7 11 2008
ds55

Oh, wow. MSNBC just reported that Todd Palin was calling rich contributors in Alaska telling them to hold their contributions until 2012. In other words, don’t give money now to McCain. Save it for Sarah in 2012.

If that’s true, it’s no wonder they’re bashing her now.

7 11 2008
FilterSkateP
7 11 2008
NMJ

patriot games (14:55:16) : the campaign staff doing the hatchet job on Palin might have either of two goals in mind: Perhaps to destroy any continuing role for McCain in the party, since Palin was his responsibility. Or, perhaps to destroy Palin now before she can worm her way into the Senate. I suppose it could be both. I don’t think anyone absolves themself by attacking Palin, so I don’t think it is about shifting blame for the defeat.

Having worked in corporate structures my whole career, I can understand why this “hatchet job” is happening. A presidential campaign is a mobile, temporary corporation.

I’ve seen corporations gamble by making a risky decision when they feel backed into a corner, and later realize that they had mistakenly grabbed a tiger by the tail. Very few corporations will back out of the decision and admit they made a mistake. They usually feel that they have too much (time, money, publicity) invested to drop the problem, and continue to pour resources into a failing venture hoping it will work out. Find this hard to believe? Look at all the bad marriages people stay in, just because they have too much “invested.”

Anyone who knows any detail about SP’s history – like readers of this blog – knows that:

– Yes, she is a diva. This was probably the only time in her life she didn’t get what she wanted.
– Yes, she probably threw tantrums. She is used to terrifying people around her into silence. She has a history of destroying people that cross her. She is accustomed to pressuring people into doing what she wants, even if illegal.
– Someone who thinks nothing of billing her state thousands upon thousands of dollars for questionable, if not outright illegal, travel, per diem, and other purchases would certainly take advantage of the Reps, who she would look at as a grateful uncle.
– She spoke one time (as things were disintegrating) that there were no problems between her “camp” and McCain’s camp. Even Rachel said wonderingly one night, “There are two camps?”
– Her ignorance (even before the Africa continent leak) had become well known.
– She claims the fake French president’s phone call had been on her schedule for 3 days. We have all heard the call by now. Both she and her aide were surprised by the call.
– There were countless times throughout the campaign where it was noted that she refused to do as she was told. Her attitude seemed to be that McCain worked for her. Again…diva.

Throughout the last months since she was picked, McCain’s staff had to eat what she dished out and stay silent, trying to cover for her while they took the hits and the rage built. It’s not at all surprising that the dam had to break.

7 11 2008
deb in oregon

Palin is like a previous co-worker, delusional and narcisstic. I remember watching the Republican convention and the camera pans to Sarah. She had the look of a kid in a candy store ready to eat everything in site. She is so driven by ego, she can’t see her weaknesses. Having to work with a personality such as Palins I know what an emotional drain and how toxic she is. The gal I worked with was charming and had charisma with an overinflated ego. A deadly combination. Her charms have the ability to draw people in, but what she ultimately offers is one drama after another draining you while at the same time making her the center of attention. The gal I worked with had the emotionally maturally of a 10 year old and I suspect Palin to be about the same, throwing tantrums when she doesn’t get her way and never, and I mean never, taking any responsibility for her actions. I hope Alaska figures out a way to get her out of government, but it seems as though the corruption runs deep up North and you will have to continue your battle for a brighter day in your state government. You deserve better, and down here in the lower 48 I will rooting for you and praying for you.

7 11 2008
Hick Town in W PA

I agree that Sarah could never make it through the primaries. I can’t see her having the ability to putting together a first rate team and then keeping it through such a long slog.

7 11 2008
phoebe

I’m watching MSNBC on HD & there is a close up of Sarah Palin & I just noticed she seems to have a little mustache. What next??

7 11 2008
Yippy-I-O-CowpattyOHIO

Personally, I think once she makes the talk show rounds, a book or 2, she will fade out of the limelight.. seriously, people just aren’t that interested in her down here in the lower 48. The McCain Palin campaign,, kind of reminded us of Milli Vanilli ( sp)

7 11 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Yay to AKM on HuffPo!

If Tina Fey ever does Palin again on SNL – this time she’ll be wearing a towel!

(Credit to – I think – Gene Robinson on MSNBC who suggested this earlier today)

7 11 2008
Pursang

You figure around 20% of people polled believe Bush is still doing a good job so there will always be true believers who can’t be swayed. Palin will have a cult following but cooler heads will prevail in the Republican party and she will be minimized.

I wonder though if Palin and the fundies will start their own party after the Republicans finally realize they don’t have any significant clout left. I always thought it would be the progressives that would start a 3rd party but now I can honestly see it being the hardcore evangelicals that will do it. The majority of Americans are getting tired of the religious right trying to run roughshod over this country and this election proved that to a degree.

So let Palin and the American Taliban start their own party. Let Palin and Bachmann run under their banner and see how far they get. If for some bizarre reason she does become the voice of the Republican party then they will soon be no longer.

7 11 2008
Yippy-I-O-CowpattyOHIO

Personally, I think once she makes the talk show rounds, a book or 2, she will fade out of the limelight.. seriously, people just aren’t that interested in her down here in the lower 48. The McCain Palin campaign,, kind of reminded us of Milli Vanilli ( sp)

7 11 2008
Deb

new post

7 11 2008
Scott Palin

OFF TOPIC – Letterman’s Top 10 Sarah Palin Revelations (VIDEO)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/07/lettermans-top-10-sarah-p_n_142082.html

7 11 2008
NMJ

Pursang (15:42:09) : I wonder though if Palin and the fundies will start their own party after the Republicans finally realize they don’t have any significant clout left. I always thought it would be the progressives that would start a 3rd party but now I can honestly see it being the hardcore evangelicals that will do it. The majority of Americans are getting tired of the religious right trying to run roughshod over this country and this election proved that to a degree.

Just what I was thinking. The American Taliban will split off from the Rethugs, who will become the New Republicans. I’m tired of hearing people saying that we should have more than just a 2-party system. We have many parties…it’s just that most people don’t want them. So now we will have 3 and, hopefully, the AT will remain a tight, rabid little group of teeth-gnashers and will never come to power. So there.

7 11 2008
Marty (VA) Mudstock DC Inaugural Party.. reply to mudstockdc@hotmail.com

News Alert. After digging and digging, your intrepid comedy reporting team has found ‘THE LIST’.. Yes.. The list of all things Barbie and family ‘aquired’ while on the Dumb and Dumber American Tour.

Sarah:

White Christian Dior Suit – $3040.00
Red Christian Dior Suir – $4030.00
100 Palin/McCain custom sweatshirts $3203.00
Blue Christian Dior Suit – $5304.00
Red Jimmy Choos Shoes – $405.00
Grand Odessy 43′ Motor Home -67,034.00
Blue Jimmy Choos Shoes – $650.00
Blue/Red Jimmy Choos Shoes – $900.00
Green/Blue Jimmy Choos Shoes -$1200.00
Gucci Red Suit – $5595.00
Olhausen Pool Table – $5220.00
Gucci Blue Suit – $6670.00
Gucci White Suit -$7709.00
More Jimmy Choos -$5401.00
Armani Red Suit – $7793.00
Armani Blue Suit – $8899.00
Armani White Suit – $9950.00
12 Louis Vuitton Purses – $12,049.00
4 Microwave Ovens – $1800.00
4 Cases Microwave Popcorn – $304.00
18 Ipod – different models – $4302.00
Tiffany Necklace Diamonds -$19,039.00
1 Steinway Grand Piano – $13,050.00
13 Tweed Suitcases – $9506.00
Snowmachine Tires -$4054.00
28 Various (redacted)toys $2200.00
43 Wigs (Human hair) – $54,003.00
3 Wii Video games – $900.00
1 2300 sq ft condo, NYC Trump Tower – $17.5 million
165 lbs Make up Assorted – $64,095.00
212 Massages – $5409.00

Todd’s Stuff..

2 Walmart Suits – $120.00

Kids stuff..

Clothes – $300.00

Trig

diapers – $100.00

List still under research..

7 11 2008
Laurie

@intrigued

Ok…I never feed trolls. I have often defended you on this site. you however…have had your last go round with me…take a hike! Go to a right wing site and have at it. Go…have fun…but leave us the hell alone you idiot!

To the rest of my mudpals…I am sorry, but I have had all I can take of this kind of garbage.

7 11 2008
Debbie aka Commando Coalfire Palin

Pursang (15:42:09) : I wonder though if Palin and the fundies will start their own party after the Republicans finally realize they don’t have any significant clout left.
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Hate to mention this, but in listening to the radio today they said that Obama won about 68% of the under 30 fundie vote. Young fundies are apparently interested in other things than guns, gays and god. Seems they also care about the environment and the poor.
It would be nice if they would form their own party then they could steal away 20% or so of the republican vote and I could continue having leaders who have agendas that tend to agree with mine more often than not. Don’t mean to be selfish or anything but am rather tired of dealing federal morons who make it easy for my competitors in other countries to compete with me here while said companies are being protected by their countries from my competition on their soil. I am a big girl I manage but level my playing field and I’ll give you a new definition of gross domestic product.🙂

7 11 2008
shilo442

Sophie VT (14:39:51) :

We have a lot of work to do. We need to stay on top of Sean Hannity who is tied to Hal Turner. Rush L., Bill O the clown. We need to really go after these hateful liars. I am ready. I need some suggestions. My eyes were open to so much since this election. I feel energized and looking forward to President Obama.
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I’m here to help, I’ll start writing their advertisers.

7 11 2008
ScaredExpat

I honestly believe that if Palin made a run for the White House in 2012, the repugs will have no qualms whatsoever about bringing up the scandal that is Clothes-gate, or Troopergate, or the per diems, or the mansion renos, or the disastrous interviews, or her ignorance on what a VP does, or her ignorance of the NAFTA members, or her ignorance about Africa… the list is endless..

She will be torn to shreds by politicians with far more knowledge, experience, intelligence and savvy. Obama will still win, because they will still be republicans, but their ruthlessness will neuter her forever.

7 11 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

ScaredExpat — isn’t it delicious that all the blogs that exposed Palin in this go-round, have written the playbook for the Repugs themselves, next time?!

7 11 2008
Joy from Wisconsin aka Chisel Dustup Palin

True confessions. I used to be a registered Republican. That ended when Palin was picked to run as VP. It was literally the last straw. The Republican Party didn’t leave me, I left them. I’m now an Independent. However, even though I was long ago flamed and banished from the likes of Free Republic for stating the simple truths about Palin, I still go there to read and get an idea as to what the kooks are thinking now.

The die-hard Republican kooks still want Palin. It makes me shudder just thinking about her in her house right now preparing for 2012. However, the Republican Party itself wants nothing more to do with Palin and most of them never wanted her in the first place.

So that is why Fox News is carrying water for the Party. They are trying their damnedest to rehabilitate all the kool-aid driven Palin junkies—trying to do so by disabusing them of all the lies and crap the Party told about Palin for the last 2+ months. I fear nothing will sober up the kooks.

Which is why I keep harping on the people of Alaska to find her guilty of just one of the evil deeds she’s actually committed and then recall her or impeach her. My fear is that she’ll actually be re-elected governor in 2010. Please don’t let that happen. Killing her political career in Alaska is the only way to keep her off the national scene in 2012.

7 11 2008
Debbie aka Commando Coalfire Palin

Sean (12:31:30) :

Palin says she never actually did the shopping herself. Can you imagine spending $150K on designer clothing AND NOT TRYING THEM ON FIRST?
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Actually this makes sense, this is the kind of shopping most of us don’t do but it works like this. A personal shopper goes out armed with measurments and sizes, picks out the cloths, they are delivered to the hotel where they are tried on and the final selections are made, the rest are sent back to the store. They then usually send a taylor to alter the cloths for a better fit. I truly can’t imagine they would actually let her pick out her own cloths, sorry but they knew darn well she has no taste and as tightly as they controled her no way would they risk her looking like a trailer trash slut in front of millions of people. My, my, isn’t my laungauge getting colorful this evening🙂

7 11 2008
Debbie aka Commando Coalfire Palin

I need a new name time to ditch the Palin may I have sugestions please?

7 11 2008
Intrigued

Laurie,

I am not a “right winger.” The lawsuit was filed by Philip Berg, who is an DEMOCRAT attorney in Pennsylvania.

Google it and see for yourself. 🙂

The truth shall set you free!

7 11 2008
Intrigued

Crystalwolf,

You speak with forked tongue. Nothing has been proven “false” but Obama’s phony “Certificate of Live Birth” that was supposedly issued by the State of Hawaii. Too bad for him his Kenyan grandmother and her ministers are honest people…

The case is before the U.S. Supreme Court right now.

7 11 2008
Intrigued

Read it and WEEP! (sorry about the formatting error)

Go ahead, bury your heads in the sand if it makes you feel better.🙂

Obama\Obama, Affidavit of Rev. Kweli Shuhubia 10 30 2008 2 Bishop McRae asked Ms. Obama specifically, “Were you present when your grandson Barack Obama was born in Kenya?” This was asked to her in translation twice, and both times she specifically replied, “Yes”. It appeared Ms. Obama’s relatives and her grandson, handling the translating,, had obviously been versed to counter such facts with the purported information from the American news media that Obama was born in Hawaii. Despite this, Ms. Sarah Hussein Obama was very adamant that her grandson, Senator Barack Hussein Obama, was born in Kenya, and that she was present and witnessed his birth in Kenya, not the United States. When Ms. Obama’s grandson attempted to counter his grandmother’s clear responses to the question, verifying the birth of Senator Obama in Kenya, Bishop McRae asked her grandson, how she could be present at Barack Obama’s birth if the Senator was born in Hawaii, but the grandson would not answer the question, instead he repeatedly tried to insert that, “No, No, No. He was born in the United States!” But during the conversation, Ms. Sarah Hussein Obama never changed her reply that she was in deed present when Senator Barack Obama was born in Kenya. A copy of the Tape transcript is attached hereto as EXHIBIT “A”.UNQUOTE

U.S. Supreme Court Writ of Certiorari and Application for Stay of the Presidential Election by Obama Crimes on Sun 02 Nov 2008 02:10 PM EST | Permanent Link | Cosmos Attached is the complete U. S. Supreme Court filing with exhibits and affadavits: U.S. Supreme Court Writ of Certiorari – PDF (202 KB) Exhibit Charter Schools Rainbow Edition Newsletter – PDF (658 KB) Exhibit The Star Bulletin – Obama born in different hostpital – PDF (43 KB) Exhibit Plaintiff Request for Admissions to Obama – PDF (80 KB) Application to Justice David H. Souter for a stay of the Presidential Elections and/or a Temp. Injunction staying the Presidential Election pending resolution of the Writ of Certiorari – PDF (206 KB) Affidavit of Bishop Ron McRae – PDF (3707 KB) Exhibits for Affidavit of Bishop Ron McRae – PDF (178 KB) Affidavit of Reverend Kweli Shuhubia – PDF (146 KB)

It’s all over!!!

7 11 2008
Lee

Hi, everyone.

Have you seen this article. It explains some of the McCain Campaigns’ problem with the clothing.

It seems there was a violation all the way around.

http://www.opednews.com/articles/McCain-Campaign-Violated-M-by-Steven-Leser-081023-770.html

7 11 2008
Lulu

@ Intrigued – You are hilarious. This has all been disproved. This is such old news. It’s been thrown out at every level. Didn’t you get the memo from the Registrar of Hawaii this week? Sigh.

http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/born_in_the_usa.html

7 11 2008
Lulu

Oh, and Intrigued, if you ever read the link, you’ll find that there was even a birth announcement in the Honolulu newspapers when Obama was born. (And by the way, that’s Barack Hussein Obama, Jr., we’re talking about. Not Sr. who was actually born in Africa.

One of these days you’ll have to move on to a real topic, won’t you?

7 11 2008
Lee

OOps! Forgot my ? I am very tired. Up at 5am and went by ferry to the mainland. We just got home at 5:30pm.

It was a long day of marathon grocery shopping at Costco and Safeway.

We go about once a month, and fill the freezer.

7 11 2008
Lana, KY

I knew this fool had some more tricks up his sleeve ~
Rachel touched on this on her show.

“Bush Administration Poised to Sell Oil and Gas Leases Around Dinosaur National Monument, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks”

http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2008/11/bush-administration-has-blm-sell-oil-and-gas-leases-around-dinosaur-national-monument-arches

7 11 2008
NoCalGal

Side note on the birth certificate non issue…

EVEN if Obama was born in Kenya- he would STILL be a US Citizen because his mother was. He would have dual citizenship but he would be a naturalized US citizen… this is a nothing issue.

“The laws of the United States, no less than those of other countries contribute to the situation because they provide for acquisition of U.S. citizenship by birth in the United States and also by birth abroad to an American regardless of the other nationalities which a person might acquire at birth. For example, a child born abroad to U.S. citizens may acquire at birth not only American citizenship but also the nationality of the country in which it was born. Similarly, a child born in the United States to foreigners may acquire at birth both U.S. citizenship and a foreign nationality.”

From an embassy website.

7 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

Intrigued (17:39:54) :
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that was finished a while back…..his b c is legit

7 11 2008
kate aka chin duststrap

Oh, I love the fact that Todd was getting spray on tans! Seems like the tanning bed wasn’t just for the treatment of SADD. I love the image of them repo’ing Todd’s undies.

Watching the Sarah tape on Rachel replay. She is really something!

7 11 2008
DeMo

Intrigued,

The *only* thing I appreciate about your posts is that I research them, discover the TRUTH and am armed with information when confronted by others of your ilk. To that extent, thanks.

FYI, Philip J. Berg’s suit has been thrown out of so many courts that his final recourse is the Supreme Court. The fact that it is before the court only means that he lost in every other court BECAUSE the suit was deemed frivolous. Yes, frivolous.

Have you ever met a conspiracy theory you didn’t embrace?

7 11 2008
mlaiuppa

When do we get to read that “speech” Palin wanted to give before McCain’s concession speech? (And the nerve of her! Doesn’t she know anything?)

7 11 2008
Visitor

Sarah Palin has been divisive since she ran for Mayor of Wasilla in 1996.

7 11 2008
Suchanut

I’d love to see that speech…

7 11 2008
gwizard

I cannot see Sarah Palin’s career going any place outside of Alaska ever again, can you? I want to know just who did she think she was? People with high levels of education thought she was a joke not to mention the women that have struggled to keep and fight for the jobs they have. What was this “HOCKEY MOM CRAP ABOUT”? It seems to me that she spends most of her time buying close with someone else’s money!

8 11 2008
pursuingrandomness

I’d love to hear her speech, just to laugh at it😛 She’s so….*shudder*…I wish I could get $150k worth of clothes!

8 11 2008
Marcia

My husband pointed out tonight – hmmm- that by 21012 Palin won’t be so charismatic because all she has is sex appeal and that will have withered in 4 years and she won’t have anything to back it up with.

Sort of a pigish statement but I suspect rather accurate. That’s pretty much what she had going. Well that and her aversion to abortion no matter the cause or whether it was any of her business…. That woman causes an imbalance in my balance. Please make her go away.

8 11 2008
nikonicus

Marry in haste, repent at leisure.

This was one political wedding that should never have taken place and now we’re witnessing the acrimonious, public divorce.

http://www.nikonicus.net

8 11 2008
johnsjottings

Everyone seems so relieved to have not gotten a VP that didn’t know Africa is a continent, but don’t forget she is already a governor and could shortly be a senator. It would be nice if all of our elected officials knew that Africa was not a country.

8 11 2008
Valerie Curl

Don’t count her out yet, folks. Yesterday, the Republican Women held a conference and defended Palin, praised Palin, and publicly stated that she has a great future career in politics. To her critics, they cried “sexism”.

It’s gonna be darned hard to get rid of her, unless Alaskan’s do it themselves. My bet is that if she doesn’t try to get Stevens seat when he’s forced out, one way or another, she’ll go after the next Congressional seat opening. Watch out Lisa M., you may be on her hit list!

8 11 2008
Reiner

She is a politician, as an ex-miss she had plenty of training opportunities. As a politician she did just what she was supposed to do: make money for herself. And she didn’t fail! What else can you expect from a model?

8 11 2008
Cheryl from MN

OMG! Do not say she is “loved” by the people. Maybe Alaska, but not the rest of the USA! Not loved by me or anyone else I know! You betcha! *wink* *wink*

8 11 2008
Lulu

Valerie Curl wrote: “Yesterday, the Republican Women held a conference and defended Palin, praised Palin, and publicly stated that she has a great future career in politics. To her critics, they cried “sexism”.”

And what did they cry to the credit card bills for her campaign wardrobe?

8 11 2008
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Valerie Curl (10:32:08) wrote :
“Don’t count her out yet, folks. Yesterday, the Republican Women held a conference and defended Palin, praised Palin, and publicly stated that she has a great future career in politics. To her critics, they cried sexism.”

And did they also cry to the credit card bills for Palin’s campaign wardrobe, and for her make-up stylist?

11 11 2008
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[…] Palin Post Mortem. Out of the Closet. Mudflats RNC lawyers have been discussing with Palin whether what’s left of the clothing and accessories purchased for her on the campaign trail will go to charity, back to stores or be paid for by Palin, a McCain-Palin campaign official said Friday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the campaign hadn’t authorized comment. […]

11 11 2008
Valerie Curl

Hey, I’m not advocating for Ms. Palin. On the contrary, I think she’s one of those people who takes advantage of every opportunity who comes her way. Yes, she’s an opportunist!

But having come to national prominence, she undoubtedly will do all she can to push her own career forward, regardless of whom she finds it advantageous to step on.

Alaska should beware!




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