Sarah Palin Back at Work. (Video)

8 11 2008

Here’s part of Sarah Palin’s press availability on Friday at her Anchorage office. She’s back on the job, sans stylist, sans makeup artist, and sans Neiman Marcus wardrobe. She perks up a little by the end, but she is not looking particularly happy these days.  When questioned about her abrupt change in lifestyle, Palin responded:

“It’s gonna be busy days here like it was busy days on the trail bein’ the governor full-time, in addition to bein’ a candidate. Now, of course, we get to concentrate on just one of those.”

It’s interesting to note, that Palin never actually turned the reins over to Lt. Governor, Sean Parnell while she was gone. Instead, she felt she would be the best person to manage the affairs of state (since she had all that free time to concentrate on Alaska), and took along with her long-time hometown friend and aide Kris Perry to the tune of $1000 a day. Perry was facilitating communication between the governor and her staff in Alaska. This travel bill will be paid by the residents of Alaksa to the tune of $1000 a day. Keep this in mind when you get to that first highlight I’ve marked below.

Highlights:
1:35 – talking about “being prudent with other people’s money”
2:18 – I know that I know that I know…..?!? (A new Palinism for sure)
5:19 – Advice to the girls of America – “You better study hard.” (learned that one at the Couric interview)
6:30 – The other 49 states are behind Alaska in equality
7:30 – A run for the senate seat if Stevens gets elected and expelled? “Not plannin’ on that.”
7:45 – “This is the best job in the world” (Who wanted that VP job anyway…)
9:30 – She wants to help “fix” the media.  There’s a funny exchange in here where Palin tried to discredit whoever reported on those “anonymous sources” in the McCain campaign that said she was a nightmare.  Then she finds out it was the New York Times. 

Now that you know what to look for, grab a cup of tea or a glass of wine, or a crunchy snackfood, and enjoy 10 minutes of post-election Palin.


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8 11 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Good evening—-#1?

8 11 2008
portland oregon native

Enough already!
Can we just forget about her now?
Please?

8 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

Poor Sarah…

8 11 2008
Irish in FL

5:19 – Advice to the girls of America – “You better study hard.”

At LEAST learn Geography for heavens sake!!!!!!

8 11 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

And she would be what…media mogul? Factchecker? Wardrobe mistress?

I’ll bet most of you feel so much more protected by having her look out for you.

Okay, I’ll hide behind the couch for awhile:)

8 11 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

top whatever

8 11 2008
responsiblecitizen08

I wonder how Alaskans feel about footing the bill for Palin’s assistant? I would be miffed to say the least.

8 11 2008
responsiblecitizen08

I just hope she is telling her own daughters to study hard. I worry about their academic futures, as well as their academic present! These girls are never in school.

8 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

fiscally conservative, also…

She looks exhausted like she’s been crying all night. defensive…

8 11 2008
SoCal Bob

5:19 – Advice to the girls of America – “You better study hard.”

More advice…when you don’t know the answer, don’t act like some high school student who didn’t do her homework and tries to wing it when called on by the teacher. ::wink:: ::wink::

8 11 2008
Dee

Really, all I want to do is forget her. I know ignoring her is not an option, cause she’ll be a repeat performer, but for now, I am quite content not hearing the sound of her voice or watching her wink and lick her lips. I plan on continuing to make contributions to the DNC whenever I have a few spare dollars, so that when she reappears they have plenty of funds to send her packing again.

8 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

I know that little Piper is a cutie–
but I sure would hate to be her 2nd grade teacher…
That can be a sassy age any way and when she struts into her class with a Louis Vuiton bag…she’ll be trying to run the class…

8 11 2008
Miemaw from Texas

Maybe she will declare a new “holiday” for Alaska.

Call it “Ignorance” Day. A celebration of not having to do the grunge work to improve that “you know what you know.”

She can have GWB come up and give his “Is Our Children Learning?” speech.

“Study hard” says nothing.

Finish high school. Want to go to college? Learn.

There is more to life than teen-age pregnancy.

Lots of lessons to be learned from Governor Palin.

8 11 2008
Dee

All that crap about studying hard probably came from McCain when he voted against the Lily Ledbetter Act *equal pay for women”. He said women just need to work harder and get better educated. Never mind that many women hold the same degrees as their male counter parts and work equally hard and still earn less.Maybe she should have had that discussion with Bristol.

8 11 2008
Claire

Sure would be nice if she learned to speak English reather than Palinese. The quotes in the ADN are amazingly awful.

8 11 2008
Irishgirl aka puck mule

I just wish she would say “I”once in a while, before a verb.!

8 11 2008
Dee

What exactly does someone do to earn a grand a day? Not counting an escort service, I really can’t think of what that person could do.

8 11 2008
Irishgirl aka puck mule

Also!

8 11 2008
Irish in FL

“What exactly does someone do to earn a grand a day? Not counting an escort service, I really can’t think of what that person could do.”

me neither…but if I had to work for Scara a grand a day would NOT be enough!!!

8 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

Irish girl, I hear you–her sentences always start with an ing verb,

“Having been…”
“Talking to…”
“Having said…”

Does she talk like that at home or just to reporters?

8 11 2008
DMac

Where’s the Toddler?

8 11 2008
Irishgirl aka puck mule

Doin’, leavin’ , movin’, lovin’, killin’ Sarah don’t start a sentence like this.

8 11 2008
Bev

“2:18 – I know that I know that I know…”

Was Donald Rumsfeld one of her national security tutors?

8 11 2008
Irish in FL

Besides Geography, apparently she never “studied” to learn the “ing” endings to words in school either

8 11 2008
Irishgirl aka puck mule

@lock pepper
A kindred soul!🙂

8 11 2008
Peggy

Did you see this? Please keep her in Alaska.

“Sarah Palin blamed by the US Secret Service over death threats against Barack Obama”
Sarah Palin’s attacks on Barack Obama’s patriotism provoked a spike in death threats against the future president, Secret Service agents revealed during the final weeks of the campaign.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/portal/main.jhtml?view=CAMPAIGN&grid=A1NoGoogle&pg=/ETHtml/content/promotions/2008/11/01/ww2/the_second_world_war_in_colour.jhtml

8 11 2008
Jeff in Seattle

Where does Palin come off criticizing the press for running with unfounded rumors when she herself spouted off the most groundless, vile rumors and suggestions about Obama in the last month of the campaign? Palin’s well aware of how the media works. She’s just pissed she didn’t succeed in manipulating the media to her advantage.

8 11 2008
BJA

Well no, you lying wench, no one has asked Obama about his styling habits because he didn’t spend $22,000 on his hair and makeup in 2 weeks. You’re not being asked that question because you’re a woman, you’re being asked that because you wasted gobs of money.

Oh, and she was in national media “a few decades ago” when she got her degree? That’s what you call reporting sports scores on the telly? Here’s Palin’s “media” experience. I hardly think this gives anyone the experience to tell the NY Times or the Washington Post how to do their job.

What I cannot understand is how anyone could listen to this woman and think “Wow. I want her to be the prezdent.” That perhaps baffles me more than anything.

8 11 2008
Joan aka Timber Challange Palin

Ooohhh, bitter, bitter Sarah! I sense quite a bit of archness in this interview. And I agree, for someone who has been to more than one journalism school (!) she needs to brush up on her English.

As far as her view of “equality” goes, I don’t think Barack uses hairspray!

8 11 2008
BJA

Jeff in Seattle (15:18:42) :
She’s just pissed she didn’t succeed in manipulating the media to her advantage.

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Amen. Also.

8 11 2008
Irish in FL

“Sarah Palin blamed by the US Secret Service over death threats against Barack Obama”

I read that in the Newsweek article….they escalated threefold when she started her campaign “terrorist” rhetoric…………….PLEASE keep here in Alaska!!!!!

8 11 2008
Irish in FL

I meant there in Alaska……..

8 11 2008
Irishgirl aka puck mule

I’m amazed. I presume you all saw the Rachel Maddow show yesterday. She (SP)kept blaming the media. Oh Sarah!

8 11 2008
Irish in FL

I know that I know that I know…wonder if SNL will latch on to that brilliant sentence………………..

8 11 2008
Irishgirl aka puck mule

Oh Sarah,
You of little knowledge!🙂

8 11 2008
Lance the Boil aka Crust Scramble

I’m so grateful she’s slitting her own throat. That way, none of the rest of us have to.
What an idiot. Damn, I’m trying to figure out how many times I’ve said/thought that since JM selected her as his VP and it’s a whole lot higher than I can count. What an idiot. There I go again.

8 11 2008
Irish in FL

Irishgirl aka puck mule (15:28:19)….she HAS ro blame someone….anyone…other than herself… the NPD in her cannot even fathom that she did/ said anything wrong…………that a narcissist!!!!!!

8 11 2008
Irishgirl aka puck mule

Hey Irish in FL,
Are you first generation?

8 11 2008
Sue

I would assume (I know, I know) that the 1K a day was to cover her hotel, meals, and travel expenses. If she got those in addition to the 1K, shame on them! SP will be on Gret V on Monday night; it will be amusing. And then let’s all just forget about her. Ignoring her is best.

8 11 2008
Irish in FL

First generation Irish? No…….second generation FL tho……

8 11 2008
Southernbelle

In every great story there has to be an antagonist and if there is anybody who makes a great antagonist, Sarah Palin is it.

Her dreadful egotistical behavior without any class or integrity and her horrific almost evil determination to stir up bigots and crazy people is absolutely beyond the palin.

Move over Dick Cheney and Karl Rove we have our girl. Thanks, it’s an equal opportunity villain.

I think that’s the last time I can stomach looking at her or listening to her.

8 11 2008
Irish in FL

Sue…ignoring her is best is right…but I’m not sure she’s going to let us do that…have a feeling she has big, grandiose, plans……again, that’s the narcissist/NPD in her…..

8 11 2008
Irishgirl aka puck mule

Lance the Boil aka Crust Scramble (15:30:56) :
You make great points. But your user name is a bit icky.
Eeewwww!

8 11 2008
Kelly M

good luck getting the media under your control Mrs “I’m not a dictator” Palin. I hope you regain the use of your “G’s” soon.

8 11 2008
Irish in FL

“Lance the Boil aka Crust Scramble (15:30:56) :
You make great points. But your user name is a bit icky.
Eeewwww!”

Why did you change from just “Crust Scramble?”………just curious

8 11 2008
Proud Community OrganizerWA

Lord help us if we accept her definition of equality for women. Blech!

8 11 2008
Irish in FL

by the way, Crust Scramble…….turns out many, many, many, many of the people we know/work with were “running under the radar” for Obama!!!!…YEAH

8 11 2008
UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady

Did you all see the mutt on the computer behind SP?

Were they on President Elect Obama’s website helping to pick the new puppies name?

8 11 2008
SC Sista M Cluckhead

That woman makes my blood boil…

8 11 2008
Enjay in Eastern MT

I do believe she will not go quietly into that good night –

$1000 a day? Goodness !! And no doubt while Palin herself was collecting full gov. salary (without the per diems) She just loves her friends & rewards loyalty

IMHO “Study Hard” means pass the test – not LEARN —

SP, you didn’t pass the test

8 11 2008
Lance the Boil aka Crust Scramble

I’ve said it before, I’m so happy she’s still talking. Every time she opens her mouth, her chances at 2012 get smaller and smaller. Spring, 2009, poof! Sarah will no longer trouble those of us in the lower 48. Of course, I’ll continue to pray for Alaskans as she finishes her first and last term as governor.

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Irishgirl aka puck mule (15:35:48) :

Lance the Boil aka Crust Scramble (15:30:56) :
You make great points. But your user name is a bit icky.
Eeewwww!

Irish in FL (15:37:48) :

“Lance the Boil aka Crust Scramble (15:30:56) :
You make great points. But your user name is a bit icky.
Eeewwww!”

Why did you change from just “Crust Scramble?”………just curious
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For the two Irish’s – this from another thread – sauerkraut made me do it. LOL

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Crust Scramble – SouthGA (16:30:50) :
sauerkraut aka Road Apple Palin (16:18:54) :
Crust Scramble – SouthGA (15:36:49) :
Sarah, we never knew you
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Many of us in the lower 48 feel like we got to know way more than we ever wanted to about a crappy politician. And we hope to never know any more about her… well, except that she’s been indicted.
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She put herself out there. I totally want to see all of Sarah, The Empress, with no clothes (politically speaking). If I don’t, I’m so afraid she’s going to ‘rear’ her ugly head again in 2012. Let’s lance this boil for good (forgive me for mixing my metaphors).

sauerkraut aka Road Apple Palin (16:34:06) :
lance the boil… I see a new moniker for you, Crusty!!

Lance the Boil aka Crust Scramble (16:36:09) :
sauerkraut aka Road Apple Palin (16:34:06) :
ask and you shall receive

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Sarah’s the boil and I’m thinking she’s going to lance herself. Keep talking, Miss Sarah.

8 11 2008
Proud Community OrganizerWA

I know that I know that I know, and you still can’t fill a thimble with all that knowin’

8 11 2008
Lance the Boil aka Crust Scramble

Irish in FL (15:39:23) :

by the way, Crust Scramble…….turns out many, many, many, many of the people we know/work with were “running under the radar” for Obama!!!!…YEAH
(15:39:23) :

by the way, Crust Scramble…….turns out many, many, many, many of the people we know/work with were “running under the radar” for Obama!!!!…YEAH
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Oh yeah, Irish in FL, but a lot of them are jumping on board now, aren’t they? I don’t care how he got this landslide, I’m just so damn glad he did.

8 11 2008
austintx

What a dipshit……….

8 11 2008
Lance the Boil aka Crust Scramble

Sorry, Irish in FL, you didn’t double post, but I did.

8 11 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Posted earlier – more entertainment for when we are not busy bringing down the (unelected) government.
http://punditkitchen.com/

8 11 2008
Irish in FL

Oh yeah, Irish in FL, but a lot of them are jumping on board now, aren’t they? I don’t care how he got this landslide, I’m just so damn glad he did.
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You got that right!!! and now I understand the “Lance the boil”…..!!!!!

8 11 2008
Lance the Boil aka Crust Scramble
8 11 2008
InJuneau

Kris Perry was collecting her full, regular salary for being on the road with SWWNBN. The $1000/day was to pay for her travel expenses…

8 11 2008
Irish in FL

They may never leave the wilderness if the hang on to Scara……..that would be nice!!!!!

8 11 2008
SC Sista M Cluckhead

To say “I” before all of those verbs would be to take the ownership/credit (also blame) for what is said; that wouldn’t do! There has to ALWAYS be just enough wiggle room to DENY, DENY, DENY everything she said later.
Or, to be frank, just LIE. That is one thing she is definitely very good at: lyin’!
Also!

Gawd–the newscaster Sarah is mesmerizing and I DON’T mean that in a good way. I found myself being drawn into the tiny space between those crossed eyes… She doesn’t pronounce many “g”s in that job, either. And she is concentrating SO HARD on reading the report that she can’t remember to blink! (which is fine, who needs it, at least she isn’t winkin’ at us)
I know that I know that I know that I couldn’t deal with anything less than the lower 48 separatin’ me from her. But she is still puttin’ on an interestin’ show, so like the train wreck that draws rapt attention, I’ll keep watchin’

Can’t help myself

8 11 2008
rpahk

Sorry but I had to bail out after the first minute. My hat is off to those hardened bloggers able to stick out the full 10 minutes of this video!

Just wondering, was Palin claiming a per diem while on the campaign trail? What happened to housegate?

8 11 2008
Irishgirl aka puck mule

Lance the Boil aka Crust Scramble (15:44:42) :
I think I like you. But that name is horrific.
Lance and boil and crust, all in the same sentence.
Too much.

8 11 2008
Irish in FL

I couldn’t watch much either…she is just too ridiculous and disgusting….nauseating really…….

8 11 2008
austintx

Don’t tell me that the campaign was charging Ms. Perry to ride on the plane……… and I don’t believe she was charged for a room……..these grifters are amazing !!!

8 11 2008
Visitor

Can the governor discuss partisan party politics on state time in a state building?

As an Alaskan, I don’t appreciate her saying bad things about President-elect Barack Obama. That can’t be good for us or our state.

8 11 2008
OregonGranny

Sarah says all you Alaskans need to just bend over and smile and have your “palinoscopy”. LOL

8 11 2008
Proud Community OrganizerWA

I could only watch about 5 minutes. The picture on the front of Huffpo is nauseating me also! Can I just say these people are dangerous and the scourge of our society. IMHO!

8 11 2008
Deuce2 AL

Made it halfway through the video, have to rest my ears.
Anyone else think that JM was tappin’ that. Maybe she will
start doing commercials for VIAGRA. Damn, I hate her.
I normally don’t hate anything or anyone. BUT, I do hate SP.
Tis’ not my position to judge, but I’ll bet Saint Peter will be
a little more severe with his questions than the MSM.
I also have very little or no like for people that take her side
on the issues about her in question. Must Stop, Must Stop,
Must Stop and relax. Too much tension………

8 11 2008
Irish in FL

Deuce2 AL……….go chill…have a beer or glass of wine….we WON……at least for the next 4 years!!!!….CELEBRATE!!!!!

8 11 2008
ItDawnedOnMe

From another Austin Texas fan of your blog…this woman sounds like a blithering idiot. She talks and talks and says nothing. She is very annoying and dangerous with how she whipped up near lynch mobs at her rallies. I don’t know how she ever got elected governor in Alaska. I’d be embarrassed to have her as my mayor or even my PTA president. Please keep her in Alaska.

8 11 2008
Nisperos

@ halcrow (15:35:04) from prior thread –

“You crack me up, you really really do” (Know where that one’s from?)

You with your “There are none so blind as those who will not see.”

I can finish that from “Everything is Beautiful” by Carrie Underwood:

“We must not close our minds, We must let our thoughts be free”

8 11 2008
West Virginian

I couldn’t watch very much either. I realize I just don’t like this woman and the more I see her the more the little things bother me, i.e. what in the world does she do with her mouth? I do not have perfect language skills, but why does she just ramble and ramble? Has she never heard of punctuation?

I will be happy to never hear her again.

8 11 2008
twinkle toes aka Axe Diesel Palen

OT – This may be old news, I haven’t caught up on the previous posts, but these photos are wonderful and heart warming.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/barackobamadotcom/

Hope this works. Teenage son was not quite as helpful as in the past. Guess he was busy.

8 11 2008
mimi

I am so sorry that you guys have to put up with her again – it makes me crazy to listen to her talk. Would someone pppllleeeaaassseee ask her to do the English language a favor and stop with the dropping of the g’s. She certainly does not provide a good role model for children learning how to speak and sounds like a hick dummy. Or Joy on My name is Earl.

Anyway – I feel for you!! But then in our neck of the woods we have Michelle Bachman her twin.

8 11 2008
Nisperos

Of course, we should apply this part of “You Crack Me Up” to Sarah:

You should see yourself in the mirror
With your leather lips and your snakeskin shoes
Do you have to shout in my ear
Do me a favor, just stop talking for a minute or two

Hat tip to????

8 11 2008
PJ

You forgot to mention that Palin “walked back” her comments about Stevens too. Some maverick!

8 11 2008
avahome

I think we can all rest easy that the RNC lawyers that are auditing away the clothing, jewelry, shoes, etc. purchases that are documented will do a marvelous job. I can only imagine that the donors want results. Hope Sarah has her check book ready!

I’m surprised Sarah hasn’t told the girls that it’s not what you got, but how you use it! Most of us know that we need to thinik before we open our mouths and stick our foot in it. And if you sign on to be the GOP presidential attack dog….and then bite the hand that feeds you….you’re gonna get burned.

Take care Alaska….and keep an eye on Sarah’s expense report, her emails, Todd……wow AKM is right…plenty of fodder here for future stories.

8 11 2008
Irishgirl aka puck mule

Goodnite all,
Crust scrambled boil. I hope I didn’t offend!

8 11 2008
upnorthMN

mimi (16:14:42) :
Anyway – I feel for you!! But then in our neck of the woods we have Michelle Bachman her twin.
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Where are you mimi? I live north of Brainerd. Good to meet yet another Minnesotan on the flats.

8 11 2008
Forty Watt

@ InJuneau (15:53:27) :

Kris Perry was collecting her full, regular salary for being on the road with SWWNBN. The $1000/day was to pay for her travel expenses…

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What does that actually MEAN? Did she pay for her own hotel room, her seat on the McCain/Palin plane, etc.? How do you get up to $1000/day?

8 11 2008
BigPete

It was interesting to hear that “I know that I know that I know” was church talk. My first reaction was that she was riffing on the Rumsfeldian “there are things that you know you don’t know…..and then there are things that you don’t know that you don’t know….or something to that effect…it gets confusing (when you don’t know!)

Also interesting that Palin has been a victim of ‘double standards’, when, apparently her big chance came about because of her looks. Bay Buchanan is a lot smarter and just as awful……was it a double standard that McCain didn’t pick HER?

8 11 2008
Hmmmmm

I think Sarah is going to miss the attention of a national campaign. She already seemed wistful.

Based on that clip, one of the longest I have seen her give, I think she would be a terrible talk show host. The rambling is annoying.

I did like the studiying comment. To me it showed that she suddenly realized to suceed as a woman, or minority for that matter, on a national level you really have to be exceptonal. Not average to middlin’

Good Luck to Sarah. She is done on the national scene.

I also love the complete flip flop on Ted Stephens. I hope the uncounted ballots go the Democrats way.

8 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky

Forty Watt (16:21:01) :

What does that actually MEAN? Did she pay for her own hotel room, her seat on the McCain/Palin plane, etc.? How do you get up to $1000/day?
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As I recall it from 3 or so weeks ago, the $1,000 is merely the daily charge for travelling on the campaign plane. It’s what they charge the (lucky) press, too.

There has been no mention of hotel bills. If the RNC is charging for the plane, is it likely they will be footing the hotel bills?

8 11 2008
Lance the Boil aka Crust Scramble

Irishgirl aka puck mule (15:58:39) :

Lance the Boil aka Crust Scramble (15:44:42) :
I think I like you. But that name is horrific.
Lance and boil and crust, all in the same sentence.
Too much.
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Irishgirl aka puck mule (16:17:31) :

Goodnite all,
Crust scrambled boil. I hope I didn’t offend!
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No, you didn’t offend. I like you, too. My sweet Momma called me, so I had to leave y’all for a few. Good night, sleep tight.

8 11 2008
upnorthMN

This is Off Topic, but I think it’s been mentioned here recently.
I am really angry and worried about the relaxed rules about drilling that are going into effect near three national parks (one of W’s hateful parting gifts, I’m afraid). Here’s a link to a StarTrib story, “U.S. to open public land near parks for drilling”:

http://www.startribune.com/nation/34124764.html?elr=KArks:DCiUMEaPc:UiD3aPc:_Yyc:aULPQL7PQLanchO7DiU

Evidently the park service is usually given one to three months to comment on proposed changes. They got no notice and had no input. The tracts for drilling will be sold off starting Dec. 19th. They are near Arches Nat’l Park, Dinasaur Nat’l Monument, and Canyonlands (also the Colorado River). I think the Bureau of Land Management has become the Bureau of Land Exploitation. Something stinks in the Department of Interior.

What can we do? Does anyone know of any protests or emailing/letter writing campaigns? Any ideas?? I’ve been to these parks and others in the area. This just isn’t right.

upnorthMN

8 11 2008
Lance the Boil aka Crust Scramble

At first, when I saw Sarah speak, I couldn’t take my eyes off of her. Now, I find it much more interesting to watch the people around her while I listen. Just fascinating to see the play of emotions trying not to rise to the surface.

8 11 2008
Lance the Boil aka Crust Scramble

upnorthMN (16:32:07) :

What can we do? Does anyone know of any protests or emailing/letter writing campaigns? Any ideas?? I’ve been to these parks and others in the area. This just isn’t right.
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I don’t know but if I can do anything to help, please let me know. Maybe AKM could post something to mobilize us?

8 11 2008
Tree Fitzpatrick

I despise Sarah Palin. I do. I despise her conservative cultural beliefs. I despise her apparent belief that ‘spin’ matters more than substance.

I am wondering about you Alaskans. 80+% of you supported her in her role as Governor before she got the nod from McCain. . . what were you guys thinking up there? What kind of political scene exist(ed?) in Alaska where you elected as your GOVERNOR someone with no substance. She didn’t get into office on her own. People voted for her.

I wonder if Alaskans would ever have seen the real Sarah Palin if McCain hadn’t asked her to join his ticket.

I don’t mean to offend Alaskans, honest. I’m am sincerely curious about the cultural milieu that placed a Sarah Palin in positional power. I am just as curious about the voters the voters in Minnesota who returned Michelle Bachman to Congress even after she spewed her crazy, McCarthy-like venom, calling members of Congress anti-American, etc.

What kinds of disconnects have gotten created in our culture that allows people to vote for such bizarre choices?

Anyway. . . I truly despise Palin. . . but I keep having feelings of pity for her, too. If McCain hadn’t tapped her, she might have been able to be Governor of Alaska for a term or two, conducted herself in the personally petty, self-serving way that she was doing (she seems to think being governor means she can do whatever she wants . . . just like when she illegally spent 50K remodeling her mayoral office she said ‘i am mayor, I can do what I want’. . .) she might have been able to have her little fiefdom in Alaska, at the taxpayers expense. . . and been able to live her fantasy of herself as competent. . . but now, gosh, it is hard to imagine that anyone will see her as competent now. And how can people believe her? She’ll clearly say anything to advance her own agenda.

Does anyone remember The Peter Principle? I never read it but I think the principle suggests that people get promoted to their level of incompetence. Sarah Palin squeaked into the governor’s office even though she was incompetent . . but she was getting away with it. NOW?

I feel sorry for her. She looks tired. Someone has suggested it looks like she has been crying. It does look that way. I can imagine two months of tension has built up and now she has this huge let down. . . the narcotic high of the national spotlight is gone but she is probably still very revv-d up. . . full of hard charging desire. . . it must be a big let down to be back as Governor.

As she said, being Governor is an important job. . . but now everyone knows she really isn’t up to it. Now she knows her incompetence is no longer secret.

I wonder if Todd will start hanging out in the office again? I wonder if he will go back to work. I wonder if he will ever dare try to bully state employees again?

8 11 2008
Irishgirl aka puck mule

SC Sista M Cluckhead (15:56:04) :
You have nailed it!!

8 11 2008
Enjay in Eastern MT

With all going on in the world – a leader “under fire” for his “suntanned” comment about Prez. Elect Obama. ((All that needs to be said is “least he didn’t have to buy it in a can” ))

ROME — Italians never quite know whether to laugh or cry at Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. But many reacted with incredulity and outrage after the prime minister, visiting Moscow on Thursday, amiably called the first African-American president-elect in United States history “young, handsome and suntanned.”

8 11 2008
West Virginian

Lance–the part of the video I watched I did see the lady on the left smile. I wondered what she was really thinking.

I imagine Sarah is having quite a let down. After staying in high class hotels, getting all those expensive clothes, having a hair stylist, etc. Now she’s walking back into her governor’s office with out all the applause!

8 11 2008
Northern Exposure

Thanks for the heads up on that one, upnorth. How much more damage can Bush do before leaving office?

We accomplished our most important task which is electing Obama. That will result in Sec. of Interior Dirk Kempthorne getting the boot.

I’m struggling to come up with a name for Interior. Perhaps another Udall–not Mark or Tom, now Senators of CO and NM. Yay!!

8 11 2008
austintx

I’m with you Forty Watt – FULL explanation WITH itemized paperwork !!! If I lived in AK. – I would make this my full time hobby !!! Poodle and her posse are double dipping on this deal.

8 11 2008
Northern Exposure

Highest bid for SP on E-Bay so far. NRA–for a calendar girl.

Bllltzttts! NRA! Your lies and smears and mass mailings and ads and robo calls didn’t work this time.

8 11 2008
Tree Fitzpatrick

addendum: I said I am curious about electorates that put people like Palin and Bachmann into office. I am just as curious about all the millions who voted for George W. Of course, I think the Repugs stole both of George W’s wins. . . but setting aside the thefts, still, millions voted for George W. There aren’t enough rich people to elect people like Bush. .. ordinary Joe Six Packs have to vote against their own economic interest. . . what forces make that happen?

Do Joe Six Packs imagine that if they vote for the rich that, magically, they have a shot at being rich someday? Do average and/or poor middle class voters have some kind of delusion that they will benefit if rich people’s lives are good?

The really scary aspect of Palin’s VP run is the way it demonstrates that for many people, spin becomes reality. Candidates manipulate their image and some sections of the electorate fall for that spin. Sarah’s real grievance with the media is not that they failed to honestly report the news. She is angry that the media insisted on reporting substance, she is angry that the media resisted falling for her spin. She is angry that the media didn’t gush over the pit bull with lipstick. She is angry that the media revealed that she really is a pit bull. She is angry at the media because the media actually did their job.

It’s way scary to hear her say maybe she can help the media reform. She is interested in corroding the Third Estate, not improving it. She would eliminate all honest journalism if she could and only allow Fox-News like outlets to report her packaged spin.

8 11 2008
Northern Exposure

And Todd and SP, those snowmobile mailings in Maine didn’t work so hot, either!!

8 11 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

Great SNL material in here……that is, if anyone cared anymore! Also.

8 11 2008
Ms.KrazyKat

My favorite Palin quote for today:

“’If there are allegations based on questions or comments I made in debate prep about Nafta — about the continent versus the country when we talk about Africa there — then those were taken out of context. And that’s cruel, it’s mean-spirited, it’s immature, it’s unprofessional and those guys are jerks if they came away with it taking things out of context, then tried to spread something on national news,’ Ms. Palin said.”

Um, “about the continent versus the country”? The continent of Africa versus the country of Africa? Whatever.

This is from the New York Times:

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/11/07/palin-calls-her-critics-jerks/

By way of the indispensable Talking Points Memo:

http://tpmelectioncentral.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/11/election_central_saturday_roun_36.php

8 11 2008
itsanewday

Sarah looks like a bag lady that just rolled out of bed. Seriously. Does she own a comb or brush of her own? Dictator? Say again. Yep. She says it twice. Dictator. Watch out Alaskans. She’s crazy as a loon.

8 11 2008
Dragon Lady

I love this. I could watch it 3x a day.

ditto ditto all comments above – the dropped g’s are twinkling stars in my universe and the run-on sentences are heaven above. I am enraptured.

She looks like a fairy princess back in her castle, so wan, so pale; a poet’s dream.

Her most glittering moment however was the the camera time CNN gave her during John McCain’s concession speech. Brave, brave Barbie. Proud, proud Princess.

Watch those apples, princess.

8 11 2008
Lulu

Well, I made myself watch the whole durn thing. In addition to all the great points already mad above about her craziness, how can Palin claim there is gender/job equality in Alaska? Isn’t the ratio of men to women there 6 to 1?

I would LOVE to see a current study on men and women doing the same job and the pay scale for each gender. Is Palin unaware, overall, of how much women earn in AK????? And women there are constantly having to compete with men for jobs….If anything, it’s gotta be WORSE in AK in terms of women/pay scales/job ops, because of the huge male-to-female split in the population? Right?

8 11 2008
Julie

Seems like Sarah has finally caught on that Alaskan “pork barrel” has had its heyday, not to mention that the lower 48 is now acutely attuned to rebates and breaks Alaskans have had.

Time to clean up political corruption in Alaska or face the ire of the lower 48 in addition to wisened Alaskan citizens.

8 11 2008
nswfm CA

mimi (16:14:42) :

I am so sorry that you guys have to put up with her again – it makes me crazy to listen to her talk. Would someone pppllleeeaaassseee ask her to do the English language a favor and stop with the dropping of the g’s. She certainly does not provide a good role model for children learning how to speak and sounds like a hick dummy. Or Joy on My name is Earl.

I thought she was the brunette sister of Joy when I first heard her talking to Charleeee Gibson. Except Joy is a lot smarter. She actually talks in sentences and has a sense of humor.

8 11 2008
Whabs, Seattle, WA.

@ Sue
RE: Ignoring her is best.

Now that we know her true colors, and that some people still want her around, I think neutralizing her Political future is what’s best. She’s not planning on going anywhere. But what do I know?

8 11 2008
InJuneau

@austintx (16:02:29) : and everyone else asking about the $1000/day for Ms. Perry–I believe that was the allowance to cover flying on the plane and staying in hotels and meals. I can’t believe AK has to pay it though; that’s just obscene. Normally state workers are limited to hotel and transportation costs plus ~$60/day per dium for meals.

8 11 2008
Zim in Oz

….just listening to the SP Video above.

Quote “young girls work harder” and “equality”

She is implying that she was rejected because she is a woman (sexism) The equality bit has nothing to do with racial equality.
…There you go again Sarah….it’s all about you.

“Best job in the world”…well of course Sarah, you were able to do what you wanted, go where you wanted , charge the State of Alaska (per diems etc) and no one objected.
… you may find that ‘the job’ may have changed a little whilst you were on the trail. Alaska wised up, they’re on to you.

She wants to “Help with the media”
…Hellooo…? Sarah, are you suggesting that there will be some rules that will need to be followed…(censorship ?)
…Like media telling the truth…? Surely not ?
…Ya see Sarah “you can’t handle the thruth!”

Oooh boy…

8 11 2008
Melissa

If she wants to “fix” the media, then why doesn’t she get a job in journalism? I am sure “Fix” News would love to have her.

8 11 2008
Northern Exposure

How to explain the Alaska electorate??

We’re a motley crew that hasn’t put forth too many real exciting alternative candidates yet??

Let’s face it. Obama was a strong candidate. That’s why he won.

Hopefully, he will serve as a role model for others who will step forward across the nation.

Gov. Schweitzer in Montana. Gov. Napolitano in Arizona. Gov. Richardson in New Mexico. All are leading the way.

We have to look in the mirror–all of us–and ask what we ourselves can do.

8 11 2008
Lulu

upnorthMN wrote: “What can we do? Does anyone know of any protests or emailing/letter writing campaigns? Any ideas?? I’ve been to these parks and others in the area. This just isn’t right.”

There is a post on DailyKos right now about this. Obama is currently identifying all of Bush’s changes right now, and targeting 200 things to change as soon as Obama takes office. I believe the environmental changes will be covered. Take a look at Daily Kos and then head to change.gov and let the Obama team know how much you care about these horrible things Bush is trying to do…..

8 11 2008
Scott Palin

Well…I tried…I made it to 00:55 and I couldn’t watch anymore.

Did she always talk like that, or is it a new way of talking since being on the road with McCain?

Maybe it’s being sick. Don’t reccomend watching that when you already feel bad!

Maybe in a day or two – I’ll check back in.

8 11 2008
Northern Exposure

Mudflats has provided an excellent forum. Maybe one thing the rest of us can do is help others to find Mudflats and the new Obama site: http://change.gov

8 11 2008
antiAnti

AKM – thanks for the clip.

I wish Gov. Palin would return to the topic of seeing Russia from Alaska. In the Couric interview the Gov. was offended/annoyed that the media had mocked (Couric’s word) the topic. Gov. Palin said “if Putin rears his head up…” so I expect regular reports from the Gov. on Putin’s head status. Also.

8 11 2008
NMJ

I wasn’t going to listen to it, because I’d seen so many clips from that video already and I just couldn’t bear the thought of listening and watching her tap dance around the truth. But I did. It was really painful. I had to slap myself a couple of times to unclench my teeth. This time I noticed how often she completely leaves off the beginnings and endings of sentences.

No, I don’t wish her well. I wish her to be brought to heel by the Alaskan public and for justice to be served.

8 11 2008
Chris

I don’t want to see her face, hear her voice, hear her words, hear her opinions, hear about her life, family or way of governing…….NEVER. AGAIN. PLEASE.

8 11 2008
Pacificnwgal

deep breath……. sigh…….deep breath……..sigh………deep breath………….sigh (about 10 more times as I am listening and watching this woman)….. shaking my head…… raising my eyebrows……. frowning…….. dictator? dictator? I think we Americans know that our government officials are not suppose to act like dictators. Does Sarah realize that she is not a dictator? Boy, I am so relieved that she is not our VP. I think she should go on Oprah. Why not? Maybe Oprah can interview her and make some sense of what she says and translate this to the American people because we are clueless when it comes to Palin-speak., or Sarahspeak (a new language in itself).

8 11 2008
Enchanted and Healing

AKM- you never cease to entertain me with your delightful bits of information (and introductions as with the video). I watched this video twice before you posted it- once just to see it, the second time to mull over the content, stufy the body language and scream liar lair pants on fire! The third time is so entertaining with your bulletpoints! She’s a REAL piece of work, THAT one! LMAO

I wanted to add that given most of her time as Governor seems to have been spent *working* from Wasilla, it’s amazing that she dragged herself all the way into the office for the press. Listening to her, you’d think that she spends 12 hour days seven days a week performing her all important tasks as Governor (I have a mental image of tirelessly laboring over the details of the pipeline day in and day out and this task alone will fill every day for the next two years); seems like she managed all that just fine during her campaign breaks on the road. Oh, my achin’ head!

Jeff in Seattle (15:18:42) :
She’s just pissed she didn’t succeed in manipulating the media to her advantage.
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BINGO!

I suspect that her loyal *subjects* are still in love with her and think she’s wonderful. I wonder how fast that will change when the (socialistic) dividend is reduced (or eliminated). I think I detected a warning in her babbling gooblygock when addressing the upcoming spending prudence. I pray that Alaskans will NOT be without heating fuel this winter.

8 11 2008
Forty Watt

@ Aussie Blue Sky (16:29:54) :

As I recall it from 3 or so weeks ago, the $1,000 is merely the daily charge for travelling on the campaign plane. It’s what they charge the (lucky) press, too.

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Thanks for info. I often wondered about the press, the plane, and the payment, but never got round to finding out.

This post is a long way from your original, but I’m watching Dr. Who with my other eye.

8 11 2008
Lulu
8 11 2008
upnorthMN

Northern Exposure (16:40:19) :

Thanks for the heads up on that one, upnorth. How much more damage can Bush do before leaving office?

We accomplished our most important task which is electing Obama. That will result in Sec. of Interior Dirk Kempthorne getting the boot.
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I agree that Obama will make a huge difference. But not in time for this. Anything Bush enacts before the 60-day grace period (which begins Nov. 20) falls out of the realm of things the new president can easily rescind. (W is up to no good, doing this sort of damage–and more–before the deadline…country first, my a$$). We must do what we can now…not wait for Obama. Any ideas??

8 11 2008
yellowdoggranny

almost didn’t recognize her in her dowdy outfit and her hair down…

8 11 2008
Pacificnwgal

ROME — Italians never quite know whether to laugh or cry at Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. But many reacted with incredulity and outrage after the prime minister, visiting Moscow on Thursday, amiably called the first African-American president-elect in United States history “young, handsome and suntanned.”

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WHAT is that all about? Suntanned? I guess Berlusconi doesn’t believe we would vote an African-American into office. Weird statement. Or he just hasn’t been paying attention!

8 11 2008
Lance the Boil aka Crust Scramble

Tree Fitzpatrick (16:37:52) :

I don’t despise anybody, so I can’t despise Sarah. I do feel sorry for her in spite of the damage she has done and may continue to do. I feel sorry for her because I think she lacks center. But the only way IMO that she can lack center is if she grew up with a disconnect or she is sociopathic. Either way, she will be the author and instigator of her own personal downfall, which started with her accepting JM’s VP nomination. It started as a slow slide, but it will continue to gain momentum. The avalanche is almost upon us. And it will bury Sarah Palin.

8 11 2008
Lulu

@UpNorth, Obama can do some things to reverse Bush, and he is planning to do so:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/08/AR2008110801856.html?nav=rss_email/components

8 11 2008
Deuce2 AL

Irish in FL (16:08:04)
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Thanks, feel lots better now. I thank the Lord for Obama.

8 11 2008
VoteNov4

Bible Spice crying about the difficulty of dealing with false allegations would be humorous if I wasn’t so offended by her hypocrisy.
….and, please allow my catty comment that without her stylist, her Spice Girl days are over.

8 11 2008
West Virginian

SNL doing a Presidential Bash.

8 11 2008
Lulu

From the WashPo article I was citing above, re: undoing the Bush damaging rampage going on now:

“The list of executive orders targeted by Obama’s team could well get longer in the coming days, as Bush’s appointees are rushing to enact a number of last-minute policies in an effort to extend his legacy.”

The Obama team is already on it! And we can all write to change.gov and reinforce the importance of undoing these horrible things against the environment as well!

8 11 2008
Ennealogic

Uhm… what is Sarah doing in the first couple of minutes of this tape, with her teeth/sucking mouth/tongue/lips…?

It looks like what you’d do if you were still sitting in a dentist chair after a teeth cleaning and well, you know, you’d run your tongue over your teeth inside to feel the clean.

But she did look tired, baggy, and you can see the beginning of jowls that will no doubt increase as she ages, unless she subscribes to annual plastic surgery.

I really don’t think Sarah learned much of anything being out on the national scene, except that all us unenlightened lower 48’ers expect her to match up to certain standards.

The Monday interview with Greta might be interesting, especially if she keeps on whining about how awful the rest of the country is compared to Alaska. (NO offense to the Alaskans we now know and love, btw.)

8 11 2008
upnorthMN

Crust Scramble, Northern Exposure, Lule–
Thanks for your interest and support for these drilling issues. It’s heartening. Big hugs!

Lulu–Thanks so much for the link to the Washington Post article on the policies Obama can reverse. And I do take heart. It’s wonderful that Obama’s team is so on top of every little thing.

Unfortunately, these leases will be auctioned off Dec. 19th. and, I’m assuming, industrial activity can begin thereafter. The timing sucks. I will go to the change.gov site now and see what’s there in this regard and have my say. Thanks again. you are a gem!

8 11 2008
nswfm CA

In the local paper here: http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2008/nov/08/obama-won-549-of-vote-in-the-county/

“This is microcosmic of the whole country,” said John Broesamle, a retired professor of American political history who lives in Ojai.

“Obama’s performance in California and in Ventura County was just an exaggerated version of what he did nationwide.”

Thousand Oaks is a perfect illustration. It represents, Broesamle said, “the archetype, if you will, of upper-middle-class, suburban, Main Street America.”

Thousand Oaks has a median household income that’s almost double the national average, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Three out of four residents are white, and three out of four are homeowners.

In short, he said, it’s a natural Republican constituency, the type of place that could always be counted on to vote for Ronald Reagan or George W. Bush. Registered Republicans outnumber Democrats by 11 percentage points.

And yet, Obama won Thousand Oaks by a fairly comfortable margin: 50.7 percent to McCain’s 46.7 percent.

“If you’re the Republican Party and you don’t win Thousand Oaks, you need to go back to the drawing board,” Broesamle said.

Think of all the suburban moms who saw Sarah Palin and FREAKED OUT! My mom is 70, compassionate, and still tries to find nice things to say about the Republicans who ran, but she still voted Dem. She wrote in the McCain of 2000, but voted for Kerry. Same with my dad, but he voted for Nader in 2000. It didn’t matter, because they live in CA. But NO WAY were they not voting for Obama this time. They could tell Caribou Barbie was never going to be good for this country.

She’s not so good for AK, hope she’s voted out of office.

8 11 2008
Scrimshaw aka Sack Panther Hussein

As Gertrude Stein said about Oakland: There is no “there” there.

I think Sarah has no “I.” There is no ‘she’ there. No sense of self means – no boundaries, and boundless need for recognition.

And as someone said, with no self, there is no responsibility.
But great facility in laying blame, projecting, and manipulation.
Dividing and conquering. With word torrents and sparky charm.

(daughter of NPD)

8 11 2008
Ripley in CT

Holy Mackerel. I think Alaska is definitely in trouble with her. She has NO RESPECT for President Obama, didja hear that?

I really cannot stand her. Please, AKM, make sure she had to answer to all her charges up there. Knock her down a peg.

8 11 2008
DarleenMB

OK I couldn’t read all the posts but just wanted to add my 2cents here.

Until Sarah Palin is in jail we need to continue to keep this story alive.

The clothes are an issue because the purchase of same VIOLATES FEC REGS. They (she) broke the law by using campaign funds on her little shopping spree.

She can deny it all she wants but I really don’t think McCain staffers bought silk undies for Todd. OR the $900 onesie for Trig.

And the Vuitton bag that the youngest was carrying belonged to Mom, not the kid.

$1,000 a day travel expenses??L!!! WTF? Why aren’t you Alaskans demanding Palin’s head?

8 11 2008
Whabs, Seattle, WA.

OT
Having just gotten a HUGE .jpg in my mail today of me dragged out for Halloween as SP, I can totally understand how dirty one feels getting that close.

Thanks for the Sanity Tina Fey. Enjoy your freedom!

http://entertainment.oneindia.in/hollywood/top-stories/scoop/2008/tina-fey-retire-sarah-071108.html

8 11 2008
Irish in FL

“Tree Fitzpatrick (16:37:52) :
I feel sorry for her. She looks tired. .”

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You’re falling right into her web……the spider’s “gotcha”…………………

8 11 2008
0whole1

Two items:

* Douglas MacArthur. He came back from Korea, people were all excited about nominating him. Giver her time; she’ll babble herself out of a job.

* Her statements against the press are a danger sign re: Bill of Rights. If she gets into national politics, follow her career and watch out for that — because the right will cheer her on.

8 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky

Lulu (17:05:46) :

From the WashPo article I was citing above, re: undoing the Bush damaging rampage going on now:

“The list of executive orders targeted by Obama’s team could well get longer in the coming days, as Bush’s appointees are rushing to enact a number of last-minute policies in an effort to extend his legacy.”

The Obama team is already on it! And we can all write to change.gov and reinforce the importance of undoing these horrible things against the environment as well!
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The last-minute rape of the environment is particularly despicable, given the irreparable damage that can be done before these rape orders can be overturned.

Bush is a hateful human being.

8 11 2008
Ripley in CT

Ennealogic (17:08:41) :

Uhm… what is Sarah doing in the first couple of minutes of this tape, with her teeth/sucking mouth/tongue/lips…?
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by the looks of her, in her sweater with the too-long sleeves, and the lip-licking, the weary voice, and the mussed hair, I’d have to venture an educated guess….

MEDICATED!!!

8 11 2008
Irish in FL

MEDICATED….You’re right!!!!!!

8 11 2008
Deuce2 AL

Lance the Boil aka Crust Scramble (16:57:37)
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I don’t think she is sociopathic, perhaps psychopathic.

8 11 2008
Dragon Lady

My brilliant comment got lost in the spam box.

Was it Nisperos here who said First Dud’s favorite food was Spam with peanut butter?

Anyway this says it all:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/erica-heller/how-do-i-thank-thee-sarah_b_142329.html

8 11 2008
ds55

McCain did weird things with his tongue running across his upper teeth, underneath his upper lip. It’s odd to watch.

8 11 2008
Irish in FL

“I don’t think she is sociopathic, perhaps psychopathic.”
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NPD fits both criteria to a great degree….and then some…………………..

8 11 2008
Deuce2 AL

Ennealogic (17:08:41) :
But she did look tired, baggy, and you can see the beginning of jowls that will no doubt increase as she ages, unless she subscribes to annual plastic surgery.
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And I’ll bet my left n– that she will expect AK taxpayers to pay
for it.

8 11 2008
rf11 in FL

@ BJA
Well no, you lying wench, no one has asked Obama about his styling habits because he didn’t spend $22,000 on his hair and makeup in 2 weeks.
You’re not being asked that question because you’re a woman, you’re being asked that because you wasted gobs of money.
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Palin doesn’t seem capable of this level of logic.
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Oh, and she was in national media “a few decades ago” when she got her degree? That’s what you call reporting sports scores on the telly? Here’s Palin’s “media” experience. I hardly think this gives anyone the experience to tell the NY Times or the Washington Post how to do their job.
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I had the same reaction. Do she honestly think the 4 year degree that it took her 6 years to get, from 5 colleges, gave her some professional “insiders” knowledge of the media?

This woman is delusional. No doubt.

8 11 2008
Vlad the ImPalin

I felt quite nauseous when I heard her idiotic blather about the other 49 states not being as ‘equal’ as Alaska. Last I heard, Alaska had the highest per capita instances of rape and spousal abuse. I wouldn’t think her “lyingspeak” would offer much comfort to those Alaskan women who have been victims of this equality.

8 11 2008
Lulu

ds55 (17:28:17) wrote :
“McCain did weird things with his tongue running across his upper teeth, underneath his upper lip. It’s odd to watch.”

Maybe the pod people got them both–before the campaign began…

8 11 2008
DeMo

The bags under her eyes? Not made by Louis Vuitton. Designed by lies. They take their toll, don’t’cha know.

Can’t believe she has the chutzpah to say she’s disappointed by the changes she’s seen in the nat’l media since decades ago. She was never a member of the national media! This was her first exposure to the national media.

Yes, she got a journalism degree. (She took the scenic route for that one.) Journalism in theory and journalism in practice, like any course of study in college, is different. It’s disillusioning to find that what we think we know is not what we know, but we get over it.

What burns me most, perhaps, is that she doesn’t seem to like the NY Times, but it didn’t stop her from quoting them on the stump. Don’t quote those you don’t like. You lose credibility. Oops, too late for that. But your minions will continue to love you, and those are the folks that frighten me.

And, too, (wink), why mention dictator twice? There isn’t an elected official who denies dictator-like practices, unless accused of such. Donald Rumsfeld is another story. He was neither elected nor did he ever deny the dictator thing.

I’m so conflicted over wanting continued coverage so she can be seen for who she is, and wanting the coverage to stop so that I don’t have to endure her lies and assaults on the English language.

Sarah, I’d say we hardly knew ya’, but I think I know you and I don’t like you. As a matter of fact, I’m afraid of you. I put NOTHING past you.

8 11 2008
rf11 in FL

So, I assume that Palin thinks the media should have set the record straight about all of her lies? She’s preaching that the media should be truth tellers, right?

8 11 2008
Lana, KY

I just want to know what kind of critter has been chewing on her hair ?

8 11 2008
DeMo

Forgot to say, for those who mentioned her hair, couldn’t she remember to steal a comb? He!!, First Dud could have slipped one in his back pocket and no one would have been the wiser. But she thinks big. Luggage stuffed with clothing big.

Gotta’ love how she faults the RNC for that one. She didn’t know a thing about it. THEY bought the clothes. All she ever asked for was a simple diet Dr. Pepper. “Wouldn’t you like to be a Pepper too?”

8 11 2008
Ripley in CT

“there have been some stinkers though, that have kind of made that whole basketful of apples smell kind of bad”

This is right at the end, just before she’s pulled away from the reporters… she’s talking about the media, (again) and they yank her before she goes on another stupid tirade…..

OOPS!! too late! and whoever compared a basket full of apples like this? Was she going for the “one bad apple don’t spoil the whole bunch” thing, but somehow turning it into another Palinism? She’s insane.

8 11 2008
Vlad the ImPalin

Lana, KY (17:36:21) :

I just want to know what kind of critter has been chewing on her hair ?

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I think she should have just worn Todd’s new silk boxers on her head – no one would have noticed her bad hair day.

8 11 2008
toomuchcoffee

I know this is juvenile but look at her hair. Why does that tickle me?

8 11 2008
Lance the Boil aka Crust Scramble

Deuce2 AL (17:25:50) :

Lance the Boil aka Crust Scramble (16:57:37)
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I don’t think she is sociopathic, perhaps psychopathic.
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I can’t argue this point. I do know she’s dangerous, whether overt or not. But as many have said before, “sunshine is the best disinfectant” and a tanning bed or tanning spray doesn’t count.

8 11 2008
amy

Lana, KY (17:36:21) :

I just want to know what kind of critter has been chewing on her hair ?

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LMAO! What ‘critter’ in its right mind would get that close to her??

8 11 2008
Deuce2 AL

Dragon Lady (17:27:08)
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Thanks for the link. Extremely humorus.

8 11 2008
Lance the Boil aka Crust Scramble

toomuchcoffee (17:40:31) :

I know this is juvenile but look at her hair. Why does that tickle me?
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Because it looks like ‘bed head’?

8 11 2008
Deuce2 AL

ds55 (17:28:17) :
McCain did weird things with his tongue running across his upper teeth, underneath his upper lip. It’s odd to watch.
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He was checking his dentures for Poligrip paste ooze over.

8 11 2008
sparkleball

Amazing. Who uses the royal “we” in real life? For every “I” SP uses at least three “we’s.” So she isn’t a person, she’s an entourage?

I noticed how one reporter buttered her up before asking his question (he referred to having a daughter of his own), and you could see her soften and relax into her next answer. So sad, this woman, who has no “there there” and is just a fat bundle of reactions.

It must be exhausting to be Sarah Palin now that Alaska knows what they elected . . .

8 11 2008
Ripley in CT

oh, and since we are getting catty, I think she’s developing a blemish on her nose… that’s gonna look nice in a couple days!!! LOL

8 11 2008
ds55

Sarah never asked for the clothes, but she accepted them.
Just like Sarah never asked to be chosen as McCain’s VP, but she accepted it.
Once she accepts, it no longer matters whether or not she asked for it.

8 11 2008
DeMo

ds55 (17:48:51) said:

Sarah never asked for the clothes, but she accepted them.
Just like Sarah never asked to be chosen as McCain’s VP, but she accepted it.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Don’t forget, she never blinked. VP? Sure! Clothes? Sure! What’s the cost to my family or my party? Doesn’t matter. I can cover that up later. I have Mary Kay!

8 11 2008
Ennealogic

Please tell me how this isn’t totally insane spin. When asked (at the beginning of the media circus here) what her first priority was, she said (paraphrased), “Workin’ with the pipeline team to get that last section of pipe layed, even though it will be a while before that happens, so we can begin supplyin’ energy to [all those inequal people down there in that there, also, lower 48…]

8 11 2008
Deuce2 AL

Lance the Boil aka Crust Scramble (17:42:08) :
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SUNSHINE???? Reckon FL would take her for a while.
NAW……………Speakin for FL, I dunt tink so.

8 11 2008
Dazzler

I’m seriously considering writing a letter to Palin and spell out the reasons I hate her. I’ll be polite but I feel the need to point out what a disgusting pig she presented herself to be…with or without lipstick. She’s set womanhood back a hundred years, and to call herself a journalist is a joke. I was a reporter for thirty years and I’ve never stumbled upon any writer more ignorant than Sarah Palin. She can’t compose a sentence or deliver one, even when written for her.

So I’m thinking if everyone on the Mud would send a personal letter of disgust to her it might wipe some of that smile off her face. She’s under the false impression that individuals and the media are just jealous of her. She needs to understand that she’s not the darling she thinks she is. I’m sick of her ‘sexist’ theory to mask her stupidy….let’s just all write to her and tell what we really think of her…and why we’ll never vote for her and that she ought to shrink back into the Alaskan wallpaper….

8 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky

Election Detox: What Will I Do With My Free Time?

“I know I had a life before this election, but I’ll be danged if I can remember what I did with it.

Sitting at my computer frantically surfing the net and eating cereal out of the box while I watched Meet the Press might not qualify as an actual purpose. But it sure felt like one to me.

However now that all the hoopla is over, I’m floundering.

Our new President has suggested that there’s actual work to be done, and that rebuilding our economy and our country is job one.

That’s all fine and well, but it doesn’t sound like as much fun as watching Tina Fey do her pageant walk. I’m all for supporting my country, but I’m starting to get an inkling that President Obama is going to expect me to do a little more than just forward all the funny Youtube videos.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-earle-mcleod/election-detox-what-will_b_142407.html

8 11 2008
Lana, KY

There really seems to be something darkly fascinating about her. I took an instant dislike to the woman, which is rare for me. Almost like a warning signal went off, with lights and warning whistles . . . and now I honestly despise the witch.
I wish she’d go far far away and never be seen or heard of again, but as long as she is out there front and center ~ I’ll be keeping my eye and my sharpened tongue on her. It is a new and very weird feeling for me.

8 11 2008
Shaddomagg

Funny how she won’t delegate to the Lt. Gov. but she has no problem delegating care for little Trig…

8 11 2008
Deuce2 AL

Dazzler (17:55:22) :
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Maybe, j-u-s-t Maybe, we can gain access to one of her email
addresses and swamp her with messages. Perhaps we can get
some of the Chinese to help us out.

8 11 2008
responsiblecitizen08

As far as the media being out to get her, if the campaign had let her take an interview after she was selected instead of putting her in an ivory tower, then maybe the press coverage would have been different. The campaign created the press nightmare and Palin just kept supplying the material.

8 11 2008
Ennealogic

I think a hand written letter to her home address would carry more weight.

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

8 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky

Dazzler (17:55:22) :

I think women should potentially write her and let her know how much her inarticulate shrieking and stage make-up and “follow-me-home” peeptoes have done for the image of female politicians.

Think Janet Napoletano. All sense, no paint, stilletto-free.

8 11 2008
Dragon Lady

I love this – I could watch this video along with the CNN footage of McCain’s concession speech three times a day. MSNBC didn’t cover her as much but on CNN’s the I-cannot-believe-this-is-happening look is delicious. Most you will prefer that because she doesn’t speak.

This back to the office clip above is priceless in a different way. The baggy old sweater, the bedhead. Don’t kid yourself. It took her 45 minutes to look like that. Wadding up the sweater, stretching out the sleeves, wiping off the blusher. Greeting all the folks, kinda like at the UN.

But I know that we all know that she knows although she doesn’t know that we know she is thinking one thing only: I Hate This Place!!!

8 11 2008
Lulu

Dragon Lady wrote: “But I know that we all know that she knows although she doesn’t know that we know she is thinking one thing only: I Hate This Place!!!”

Yep, yep. She’s back on the farm after gay Paree.

8 11 2008
Dazzler

Her home address has been posted here. I’ll send my letter in some fancy flowered envelope to get her attention….I’ll handwrite it if necessary. I want her to read it. If we all composed our letters and sent them in snail mail the same day she’d be swamped with mail from all across the country. Maybe we should pack a pair of baby socks in the letters also…I agree with Lana, I had the same reaction…the moment she opened her mouth I hated her…I hate everything about her…her looks, her voice, her body language, the little knuckle punctuation she does when she’s trying to prove a point (usually a lie), the way she says
A – LAS – ka….her dysfuntional family, her hyper-criticism of world leaders and Obama/Biden…the nerve of this dipshit taking jabs and spewing hate about people who have actually served in our government and have a grasp of issues. I wanted to throw things at my TV everytime she switched into her Marge Simpson mode. I wanted to cover her in toilet paper and have someone else pick it up and throw it in the garbage…what is it about her that provokes such hatred? And it ain’t just me…everyone I know hates her equally…for the life of me I can’t think of one thing that I could honestly say I admire her for….

8 11 2008
Geneva FreeSpeech formerly Wolf Pup Hideme Palin

She was just talking to John McCain a couple of hours ago? He barely spoke to her all through the campaign and now they are chatting on the phone about the evil media?

Why do I not believe this?

8 11 2008
Dee

People I wish would lose gravity and float off the earth… Sarah Palin, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Malkin, Laura Ingram, Dinesh D’Sousa, Dubya. Cheney, Glen Beck, Lou Dobbs. I know I’ve missed someone.

8 11 2008
Deuce2 AL

Ennealogic (18:02:11)
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Bitch won’t even answer the phone. It might have been a
donor for her re-election. Not that I had that in mind.
Nope, can’t write what I had planned to say. AKM would
definitely stuff that post.

8 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky

Calls for inauguration tickets through the roof

“There have been calls from forgotten childhood classmates, from long-gone girlfriends and boyfriends, and even from the widows of deceased Chicago icons.

“It’s crazy,” said Sharon Jenkins, spokeswoman for Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.). “We’re in a unique moment in U.S. history. Every day under Obama’s administration is a first, and people want to be a part of it.”

Jenkins said Rush’s office received about 400 phone calls from residents about the Wall Street bailout package over a two-week period. But in the three days after Obama’s election, the office logged more than 1,500 phone calls from people seeking tickets.”

Residents should beware of anyone claiming to sell tickets, inaugural officials said, because tickets will not be distributed until January and the members of the House and Senate do not know how many they will receive. It’s not illegal for recipients to resell tickets, but it is strongly discouraged.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-obama-tickets-08-nov08,0,1861618.story

8 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky

Dee (18:11:01) :

Bachmann

8 11 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Whabs, Seattle, WA. (17:17:03) :

OT
Having just gotten a HUGE .jpg in my mail today of me dragged out for Halloween as SP, I can totally understand how dirty one feels getting that close.

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Share, please.

8 11 2008
Dee

Right, Aussie🙂

8 11 2008
ds55

What was that quote from Sarah Palin about Alaskans being desperate for some culture when Leona Helmsley came to visit Alaska?

8 11 2008
Marnie

“She wants to help “fix” the media. ”

I’m sure there are many reporters who Sarah the moose gutter would like to “fix.” Maybe she should for a “steer”ing committee to plan how to rescend the 1st amendment to the United States Constitution, just so people like Sarah and Duhyba won’t have to face the reality that is themselves.

Nixon or probably Haldeman said they wanted to take Katherine Graham’s boobs and tack them to the wall.

Why are the Righteous Republican’s thoughts so often mired in revenge, pain, human mutilation and violence?

8 11 2008
Deuce2 AL

Dee (18:11:01) :
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Yeah!!!!!! I think you did miss one. How bout that CNN
reporter for the JM&SP campaign that looks like a horse
with blonde hair?

8 11 2008
Zim in Oz

OOhhh….while we are on the subject of her looks…(LOL Meow)

In the video she has tons of mascara. Howz she do dat ?
I wear spectacles and can hardly see the end of my nose when I take them off.
When I (rarely) wear make up I have to put on virtually by braille.

I need hints…(flap down spec ?)🙂

8 11 2008
Dee

Oh, poffenfluffer, or whatever her name is.

8 11 2008
Off Topic

Why does Palin still have Secret Service with her? Have there been threats against her?

8 11 2008
Lulu

Deuce2 AL (18:17:19) wrote :
Dee (18:11:01) :
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“Yeah!!!!!! I think you did miss one. How bout that CNN
reporter for the JM&SP campaign that looks like a horse
with blonde hair?”

Deuce, do you mean Dana Bash? The one who is about to marry CNN’s John King?

8 11 2008
Dazzler

How about that Nancy Poutenwhatever that was McCain’s emptyheaded blond spokesperson? What is it with McCain and blonde bimbos? Palin turned up with blond streaks right after her rollout too…..I think he’s a dirty old man….LOL

8 11 2008
Dee

Zim, that’s what the makeup person got paid 23grand for doing.,putting on mascara.

8 11 2008
Lori W.

It was Ivana Trump, not Helmsley methinks. OT: On another blog, sveral people said that “I know what I know what I know” is a well-known Pentacostal religious phrase used when they are asked how they “know” Jesus is the Savior, son of God.

8 11 2008
Lulu

ds55 wrote; ”
What was that quote from Sarah Palin about Alaskans being desperate for some culture when Leona Helmsley came to visit Alaska?”

ds, wasn’t it Ivana Trump?🙂

8 11 2008
Deuce2 AL

Dee (18:18:19) :
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One thing for dang sure. Her name sure isn’t Polin Flower.

8 11 2008
Lulu

Zim in Oz wrote:
“In the video she has tons of mascara. Howz she do dat ?”

Show biz tip: Laura Mercier’s false eyelashes. You can buy then in clumps or the full lid.

8 11 2008
Dazzler

And, LOL…and don’t forget the black strategist for McCain’s camp….the one that looks like he’s crosseyed…he was most annoying….

8 11 2008
ds55

Lulu you’re right, it was Ivana Trump.
From the Anchorage Daily News:
“We want to see Ivana,” said Palin, who admittedly smells like salmon for a large part of the summer, “because we are so desperate in Alaska for any semblance of glamour and culture.”

That comment is very telling, especially in light of Clothes-Gate.

8 11 2008
Lulu

AKM, can you put together a campaign quiz about Palin, something like a final exam, filled with quotes and trivia for us to see how well we score???

8 11 2008
8 11 2008
Dee

Michelle malkin set up an email campaign for people to send emails of love and support. Crooks and Liars encouraged their readers to add their messages, as well (not so much love and support). But good old Michelle weeded out all the negative ones. so sarah gets a lovefest email. PUKE!!

8 11 2008
Enjay in Eastern MT

I do remember having a life before SP —
If anyone finds the string of my former life …. let me know

8 11 2008
Irish in FL

“Zim in Oz (18:17:37) :

OOhhh….while we are on the subject of her looks…(LOL Meow)

In the video she has tons of mascara. Howz she do dat ?”
__________________________

fake eyelashes would be my guess…that’s what it looks like…..

8 11 2008
Dazzler

Well that explains it…she gets her ‘class’ from the Trumps…no amount of money in the world can buy ‘class’….you’ve either got it or you don’t….

8 11 2008
Deuce2 AL

Lulu (18:19:29) :
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I had no idea. Well, I really don’t know what to say.
(sits with strange expression on his face as he tries
to think of something witty) Don’t tell John that I said
that. Email him and tell him that SP did.

8 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky

@Zim in Oz (18:17:37) :

hey Zim🙂

There is probably nothing wrong with S. Palin’s vision but she has to wear corrective specs to uncross her eyes.

8 11 2008
Lulu

Irish in FL wrote: “fake eyelashes would be my guess…that’s what it looks like…..”

Totally agree and I’m guessing Laura Mercier for the brand.

8 11 2008
HamletsMill

Scrimshaw aka Sack Panther Hussein (17:11:07) :

As Gertrude Stein said about Oakland: There is no “there” there.

I think Sarah has no “I.” There is no ’she’ there. No sense of self means – no boundaries, and boundless need for recognition.

And as someone said, with no self, there is no responsibility.
But great facility in laying blame, projecting, and manipulation.
Dividing and conquering. With word torrents and sparky charm.

(daughter of NPD)
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BINGO.

Read Robert G.L. Waite’s famous book “Adolf Hitler: The Psychopathic God.”

Borderline personalities have no psychological boundaries. Their sense of “self” becomes their ideology. They are only dangerous if the get a mirror following in a society. i would rephrase it in 2008 terms to say they are only dangerous if they get a mirror following in trafficking in deranged memes in politics or “religion” where there are pools of mass derangement in any society at any given time. All such NPD’s and borderlines move toward the politics of resentment in a society. She is a classic text book case. Her projecting her own failings onto the “elitist” media is the perfect psychological transaction for her. These people, as I have posted here before, are very, very dangerous in a society if they get a mirror reflection going in an electorate through mass resentments. The Republican Party has unleashed this meme in the shameful and divisive Rovian wedge issue politics we have all lived through. Aware people are onto it now.

I honestly don’t fear her now. She does not have the chops. She is not intelligent enough nor does she have the intuition to be formidable. Hitler was smart. His political instincts were at the highest level of his time. In her defeat we have certainly dodged a bullet as a nation. With the incredible problems we are facing now we came within a hair’s breath of total destruction as a nation if she had been elected. It’s been only five days now. We can all slowly start to consciously talk ourselves down from the ledge. It is OK now to feel it and not be afraid. Being afraid that it is only a dream and you will wake up and she will be in office.

You ARE awake!

Embrace it! She lost! She f**kin lost! Rejoice in it people! Rejoice Mudflatters across the word! Let her speak on Greta Faux Botox Monday night. Let her blab and blab on TV. Every time there is footage of her it will be ammunition if she goes manic down the road and thinks she can run for President. She would be destroyed by any future GOP candidate out there in any real debate where you have to answer questions in many many broadcast primary debates. She would be totally and completely destroyed because she does not have the intellect. She will start to fade away as the very real critical problems facing this nation start to move into the news cycle.

If you are still stressed out, just play this over and over until it all starts to sink into your psyche.

It is NOT a dream! Barach Obama IS President of the United States as was our mission. Palin was TOTALLY DEFEATED. And now we have all met on the Mudflats WORLDWIDE through this incredible insane ordeal! We are all here! We will never leave or forsake each other after this hell!

This is how I saw it on Election Day. I said a prayer for our fathers and grandfathers. I pray for them now as always.

63 million Americans came through. Sarah Plain was too clueless of a person to even understand the steel and the resolve that was out there across the nation.

8 11 2008
Deuce2 AL

AKM: Honest to goodness, I had no idea what would get started
with one post. WTH>>>>>

8 11 2008
Lulu

Deuce wrote: “Don’t tell John that I said
that. Email him and tell him that SP did.”

LOL!🙂

8 11 2008
va_soccer_mom

Just when, exactly, did she see the “diversity of different cities?” Certainly not at the rallies. Perhaps it was as her bus rolled through town on the way to the rally (if she happened to glance out the window occasionally.)

8 11 2008
upnorthMN

I despise SP as much as anyone. But I gotta say, this talk of sending (hate?) mail or making calls to her home kinda creeps me out. We’re better than that, aren’t we? It sounds like something those other folks would do, not us. I certainly understand the impulse. Just sayin’… better to vent it here and work with AKM in more constructive ways to bring her down, don’t cha think? We don’t want to have to be bailin’ anyone out of jail.🙂

8 11 2008
Irish in FL

HamletsMill (18:28:07)…..daughter of NPD ……mother or father? Just curious…my grand daughter’s dad is NPD….it’s really raelly hard on the kids….

8 11 2008
DeMo

Lulu (18:19:29) :

Deuce2 AL (18:17:19) wrote :
Dee (18:11:01) :
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“Yeah!!!!!! I think you did miss one. How bout that CNN
reporter for the JM&SP campaign that looks like a horse
with blonde hair?”

Deuce, do you mean Dana Bash? The one who is about to marry CNN’s John King?
_______________________________________
Speaking for Deuce, which I shouldn’t do, she probably did mean Dana Bash. I’m not going to fault her for being assigned to the campaign. Candy Crowley was the one who lucked out. What an assignment to work and watch history with the Obama campaign.

For the sake of accuracy, Bash and John King got married in May.

The reason she might have a face that looks longer than most, aside from genes, is because she’s been struggling with an eating disorder since college.

8 11 2008
Lulu

Bravo, Hamlet’s Mill! (18:28:07) :

Totally agree with you. I do not fear Palin now either (Oh, but I DID until Tuesday!) and I agree, let’s rejoice and be happy for our camaraderie and activism via Mudflats….

8 11 2008
phoebe

I sure wish the GOP bounty hunter would hurry up & collect some of those purloined clothes from Sister Sarah!!!!

8 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky

upnorthMN (18:30:42) :

I despise SP as much as anyone. But I gotta say, this talk of sending (hate?) mail or making calls to her home kinda creeps me out. We’re better than that, aren’t we? It sounds like something those other folks would do, not us. I certainly understand the impulse. Just sayin’… better to vent it here and work with AKM in more constructive ways to bring her down, don’t cha think? We don’t want to have to be bailin’ anyone out of jail.
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I am NOT a writer of hate mail. Whatever happened to free speech?

8 11 2008
Lulu

@DeMo, thanks for updating me on the King-Bash marriage. I couldn’t remember if had happened yet or not.

And I think Dana Bash probably has some excellent off-the-record stories herself after covering the McCain campaign. Maybe she’ll get a book deal, too, like Richard Wolfe did on Obama.

8 11 2008
Deuce2 AL

In all honesty, I had complete confidence that Obama/Biden
would win the election. Anyone who would think differently
is totally off-base. I knew it all along.
(pretend I am whispering) Does anyone want to buy a one way
ticket to the Federated States of Micronesia?

8 11 2008
Marnie

On a totally different subject.

A couple of us the other night were worrying about possible violence from the Repocons if McCon lost.
(My first day off since the 4th, 2 12hr nights and a 12 hr night leading into an 8 hour morning shift. Hospitals are cutting hourly staff and pulling down job openings like crazy in anticipation of state and federal aide reductions and insurance further limiting coverages,) so I’m playing catchup with the news today.
Thrilled Obama won, just sad I couldn’t share the night with the rest of the country.

Back on topic. I read a couple of articles today that the Repocons were predicting violence from the blacks, a la Chicago and Watts riots of the 60’s, if Obama won.

Is there any aspect of American life and thought that these hell vomited up people have not violated with their evil infectious touch?

It is obvious that they were not listening or hearing what Obama was saying or that the black and liberal white, brown etc. communities were saying. They just listened to their self-generated lies and projected their hate onto the rest of America. They cannot function without hate, and cannot imagine that others can manage to live without hate as a fundamental daily motivating force in their lives.

Let’s show them how wrong they are. You betchah.

8 11 2008
Irish in FL

Scrimshaw aka Sack Panther Hussein (17:11:07) : ….sorry for earlier post to wrong person…meant this question for you…daughter of NPD ……mother or father? Just curious…my granddaughter’s dad is NPD….it’s really raelly hard on the kids….

8 11 2008
sauerkraut

5:19 study hard.

How hard is Bristol currently studying?

How hard did Sarah Palin study to get that “barely D” in maco economics on her way thru 6 colleges for that journalism degree?

Study hard. Her daddy obviously didn’t paddle her fanny hard enough when she was in 7th grade.

8 11 2008
Nisperos

@ Zim in Oz (18:17:37) :

“In the video she has tons of mascara. Howz she do dat ?”

The fiscally conservative way:

Revlon Magnifeye 10x Tweezing Mirror $5.99 Walgreens (stick to mirror and other surfaces with suction cups): http://www.walgreens.com/store/product.jsp?id=prod1354631&CATID=100761&skuid=sku1354621&V=G&ec=frgl_663532&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=sku1354621

Less fiscally conservative way:

Irving W. Rice & Co. 5x Travel Mirror $98.00 Neiman Marcus: http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/prod.jhtml?itemId=prod14877&parentId=cat10470831&ecid=NMCIBizrateFeed&srccode=cii_10043468&cpncode=23-5765222-2

8 11 2008
Regi

Study hard because PALIN had to work harder???!! WTF?? Is she wasn’t a hot woman she’d be working on oil pipes ! That woman used everything BUT her brains to get ahead !

8 11 2008
Vlad the ImPalin

Dee (18:11:01) :

People I wish would lose gravity and float off the earth… Sarah Palin, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Malkin, Laura Ingram, Dinesh D’Sousa, Dubya. Cheney, Glen Beck, Lou Dobbs. I know I’ve missed someone.
_______________

Michelle Bachmann

8 11 2008
Deuce2 AL

DeMo (18:33:12) :
The reason she might have a face that looks longer than most, aside from genes, is because she’s been struggling with an eating disorder since college.
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Yeah you’re right. Chompin hay and crunching corn will take it’s toll
on the best face imaginable.

8 11 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

ds55 (18:24:13) :

Oh yeah, here we go. This says it all.
http://www.scandalist.com/2008-10-08/ivana-trump-accuses-sarah-palin-of-driving-two-hours-to-meet-her/
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LOL, also.

8 11 2008
jon jon

wow,the reality show is gonna be brilliant.

8 11 2008
sauerkraut

New Sheryl Crow lyrics:

all i wanna do
is kick some butt
sarah palin is
quite the nut

fill in the rest.

8 11 2008
Dragon Lady

Lulu – what a coincidence – At dinner I told my mother that Sarah’s problem is that she has seen Paree. We were cackling.

Really imagine – two months of life from the roll out to the convention: there she was – the new Reagan – the new future of the Republican Party.

Spending $200,00 on clothes. The stylists, the makeup. The entourages, the limos, the airplanes. The type of hotels the McCains probably call average. Even at the end she left AZ with an entourage and motorcade. Reporters waiting for her in AK.

She had brought in tens of thousands of people to rallies who would leave when McCain took the stage. She and she alone would win the ticket.

Dazzler – this is why you hate her and sorry to confess I do also. She utterly terrified me with the very real possibility that this country would one day elect this vain, shallow, vapid, dangerously ignorant, 44-going-on-14 year old moron President.

And now – baggy sweaters, no makeup, offices with cheap panelling, the people you went to high school with- a return to that oh-so-sincere persona she created and must embrace. No cheering crowds, no more waves or winks.

She knows she must finish out her narrative as Governor for her executive experience creds. If she jumps for the Senate too soon, she’ll be seen as grasping, ambitious, abandoning the great people for the dazzle of DC. She is stuck. Stuck.

Meanwhile, McCain remains silent; the GOP remains silent (counting clothes), Romney is ROTFLHAO.

When the interview requests end, all that will remain will be SP’s greatest hits all which portray her as a laughingstock. That is the entire purpose of all these leaks; to ruin her for 2012. (Why is a longer story.)

Do you see why I love it? The entire world knows she’s an idiot. The more she talks, the more they know it.

Enjoy her being an Idiot! It’s yummy blood for a vampire.

Fairy tale over. The toad was only a toad.

8 11 2008
Lulu

Dragon Lady, EXCELLENT ANALYSIS!

8 11 2008
Deuce2 AL

DeMo (18:33:12)
Speaking for Deuce, which I shouldn’t do, she probably did mean Dana Bash.
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Yes I did. However, I must correct you. Last time I looked, Deuce is still
a HE. Just to clear the air. HaHa.

8 11 2008
HamletsMill

Irish in FL (18:31:57) :

HamletsMill (18:28:07)…..daughter of NPD ……mother or father? Just curious…my grand daughter’s dad is NPD….it’s really raelly hard on the kids….
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Sorry if it wasn’t clear, but i was responding to an excellent and insightful comment by Scrimshaw aka Sack Panther Hussein (17:11:07). She apparently was a daughter of a person like this. But I would also add that I believe everyone here was a person like this for at least one day of their life and then you grow out of it. You begin to see that you are not the center of the Universe and you must change to respect the feelings and needs of others. But these people do not grow out of such a phase. They stay in a state of arrested development. The revelations in Robert G.L. Waite’s book amazed me. Hitler was a profoundly immature and lazy person. But he made up for it with incredibly accurate political intuition. But in the end this ability completely deluded him most of all and he went to total destruction after provoking the wrath of most of the entire world. It is the duty of every person to study his terrible fate because of self delusion as a warning. Never, ever give a person like this power over other people. Never.

8 11 2008
Aeroentropy

Ooof –

I couldn’t watch too much of the video either, but I had to jump to the end to listen to the part about the media. I thought maybe there had been a misunderstanding, if she had actually used the term “fix,” which she didn’t, (also!). As a veterinarian, I was going to suggest she might have had a different meaning in mind….

8 11 2008
GinaM

Wow….she’s a piece of work.

8 11 2008
Nisperos

Hey Sarah, is it sexist when you got picked to run with McCain for VP over Brewster? I bet she had better qualifications than you… even if she didn’t do a good job with the Alaska Division of Elections and is now relegated to making sure all the Republicans get their vanity plates on time…

What is it with Alaska and Beauty Pageant Contestants? Back in 2005, then Lt. Governor Loren Leman announced the appointment of a Republican Party officer (former chair of the Young Republicans of Alaska), Whitney Brewster, to head the state’s Division of Elections. Now that the Lt. Governor is Sean Parnell, Whitney Brewster is still with the state of Alaska, but occupies the role of Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles. (Bio has not been updated for the current administration): http://www.dced.state.ak.us/boston/brewster_bio.htm

“Whitney Brewster is the reigning Mrs. Alaska-America. She is Deputy Chief of Staff for Lieutenant Governor Loren Leman & Director of his Anchorage office. Prior to this position, she worked for the Alaska State Legislature. Whitney received her Bachelors degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University and earned her Masters in Public Administration from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Whitney is Chairman of Young Republicans-Alaska and has been recognized as one of the State’s Top 40 Under Forty by the Anchorage Journal and Anchorage Chamber of Commerce. Whitney lives in Eagle River with her husband, David, and two-year-old daughter, ElleMarie.”

8 11 2008
Irish in FL

HamletsMill (18:52:56)…Sorry if it wasn’t clear, but i was responding to an excellent and insightful comment by Scrimshaw aka Sack Panther Hussein (17:11:07…_______
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you were clear…I did correct my inquiry farther down……just tired as it’s getting late in FL. I totally agree…unfortuneately, the kids of these people can be caught totally IN their power and it really is very very hard for them………..

8 11 2008
Suchanut_AK

HamletsMill (18:52:56) :
++++++++++++++++++++++

Amen.

Why I’m worried:

Here’s the thing. AK Legislature comes back in January. They have one Troopergate report that says guilty, and one that says innocent. What happens next is up to them. There is a Dem/Rep coalition in the Sedate that has the majority. The House as a Rep majority.

We have crisis #1 – an outmigration to the larger cities from the villages and a HUGE hit on services in the “cities”.

We have crisis #2 – the highest Rape and Domestic Violence stats in the country.

We have crisis #3 – higher energy prices here than ever before despite the fact that we have several refineries. Gas supply from Cook Inlet is way down and that translates to huge increases in gas bills in the Cities.

We have crisis #4 – a terrible public inebriate and homelessness problem involving primarily Alaskan Natives (this completely breaks my heart).

We have other crises too – those are my personal top 4.

So, what is the AK legislature to do? Do they spend the next two years skewering Sarah for unethical ineptitude? Or, do they attack the issues?

Can they do both at the same time? What about the rabid Palin supporters out there? Will their legislative representation DARE to risk re-election by demanding accountability?

My head is going to explode.

8 11 2008
Bev

Hoping the Secret Service is also keeping an eye on the brisk sales of guns – seems the Repugnant Party loyalists are arming. . . my god, what a bunch of fearful people. Guess it’s hard to see the real enemies of the state when you’re one of them. . .
as for the GOP chances in 2012 – if they go with Palin, Jindal, or Gingrich, you can bet that the true conservative intelligentsia will form a third party. Of course the Repugs get to keep whatshername, Lady of the Manor de Rothschild.

8 11 2008
Sarah

As much as I dislike Palin and everything she stands for, I think John McCain should be ashamed of himself for throwing her under the bus. He picked her, sight unseen and put this country at tremendous risk in doing so. He should step up and take responsibility and let her implode on her own, which she will because she is an ambitious, narcissistic idiot.

8 11 2008
sauerkraut aka road apples palin

If Sarah Palin suddenly becomes brilliant, will she blame the media for her brilliance?

As for charging the state for Kris Perry’s services, how much of that does Kris Perry actually receive? If she doesn’t get the 1k, where’s the rest going off to? Or does Sarah Palin expect to not be held accountable for that unnecessary expense?

And I’m really trying not to visualize Sarah Palin using Kris Perry for “escort services.” Not that there’s anything wrong with that ( the gentle reader knowing what “that” is).

8 11 2008
upnorthMN

sorry Aussie Blue Sky—
not you… I was responding to Deuce2; perhaps I was over-reacting.
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Deuce2 AL (18:12:17) :

Ennealogic (18:02:11)
======================
Bitch won’t even answer the phone. It might have been a
donor for her re-election. Not that I had that in mind.
Nope, can’t write what I had planned to say. AKM would
definitely stuff that post.

8 11 2008
Irish in FL

Suchanut_AK (18:57:49) …….
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oh my…you’re making my head explode and I’m not anywhere NEAR AK….!!!
Good luck to you all……………..

8 11 2008
Deuce2 AL

McCains Fear of Palin Presidency Caught on Tape (Listen).
You can’t make this stuff up. Well, at least I didn’t.

http://www.236.com/blog/w/michael_weingartner_and_lee_camp/mccains_palin_anxiety_caught_o_9008.php

8 11 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

HamletsMill (18:28:07) : Thank you for the video of the Normandy landings. I would never have thought to look for it on my own. My grandfather was a Captain in the 904th for one of those landings.

8 11 2008
Scrimshaw aka Sack Panther Hussein

Irish in FL (18:41:31) :

Scrimshaw aka Sack Panther Hussein (17:11:07) : ….sorry for earlier post to wrong person…meant this question for you…daughter of NPD ……mother or father?

mother. She made a scapegoat of one child.
In the end, she disowned all 4 children.
I learned patience, and independence. Self reliance, but little self esteem.

8 11 2008
DemsAreNotAfraid

I love it when she talks and talks and talks. Keep talking, Sarah! You amaze us all with your insights.

Ha!

8 11 2008
sauerkraut aka road apples palin

Lance the Boil aka Crust Scramble (15:44:42) :

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Irishgirl aka puck mule (15:35:48) :

Lance the Boil aka Crust Scramble (15:30:56) :
You make great points. But your user name is a bit icky.
Eeewwww!

Irish in FL (15:37:48) :

“Lance the Boil aka Crust Scramble (15:30:56) :
You make great points. But your user name is a bit icky.
Eeewwww!”

Why did you change from just “Crust Scramble?”………just curious
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For the two Irish’s – this from another thread – sauerkraut made me do it. LOL

________________________

I happily plead guilty!!

Sarah Palin… the boil on the backside of Alaska. say no more, say no more. …
🙂

8 11 2008
HamletsMill

Dragon Lady (18:47:17) :

Dazzler – this is why you hate her and sorry to confess I do also. She utterly terrified me with the very real possibility that this country would one day elect this vain, shallow, vapid, dangerously ignorant, 44-going-on-14 year old moron President.

And now – baggy sweaters, no makeup, offices with cheap panelling, the people you went to high school with- a return to that oh-so-sincere persona she created and must embrace. No cheering crowds, no more waves or winks.
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“the people you went to high school with”

Ouch!

LOL! Brilliant! You should be writing for the New Yorker! Most droll post of the night!

8 11 2008
Lulu

Dragon Lady, yes. You deserve a wider audience…

8 11 2008
Lulu

@Suchanut, thanks for sharing your thoughts and worries.

Seeing your list, I’m upset now, too, thinking the AK legislature could be caught in so many entanglements or “Palingates,” when they need to be focused on major state problems.

8 11 2008
Sarah

How can she talk about credibility in media after the way she used Fox News to present herself as something she wasn’t? Amazing.

8 11 2008
Uncle Joe Mccarthy

thank you governor dumbass

8 11 2008
Irish in FL

Scrimshaw aka Sack Panther Hussein (19:03:31) :

Irish in FL (18:41:31) :

Scrimshaw aka Sack Panther Hussein (17:11:07) : ….sorry for earlier post to wrong person…meant this question for you…daughter of NPD ……mother or father?

mother. She made a scapegoat of one child.
In the end, she disowned all 4 children.
I learned patience, and independence. Self reliance, but little self esteem.
______________________________
you come across as having a great deal of self esteem as well as an understanding of NPD …. but it truly IS very hard on the kids…I feel bad for Palin’s…all of them……………….
And, in the end, NPD parents usually do “disown” their children when they get old enough to want their own identity……it’s already happening with my 11 year old granddaughter……..which can be a good thing if they have others around to support them…………….

8 11 2008
Enjay in Eastern MT

agree UpnorthMN (18:30)
I would love to write a letter –
mainly to get my own feelings out – but I wouldn’t send it.

Right now, I do have some (just a bit) pity for her –
SP believed she was going to be crowned the queen and burned quite a few bridges in AK – she’s going to be eating crow and kissing azz’s to get thru the rest of her term. She will need all her strength to deal with the market losses of the oil funds in addition to loss of oil revenues due to the drop in prices.

Perhaps, just perhaps, she will govern “conservatively”. Now that she has seen the lower 48 – the economic problems, the jobless ppl, the children; she can look at the AK budget with “different eyes” Balance budget cuts with “current needs” as well as “future progress”.

Hopefully, SP will understand that ppl are watching her actions. Not just in AK – but across the US. If she ever “hopes” to go further in politics, she must prove her ability to bring ppl together to achieve success & results over time. (No more of “my way or highway” as with the Bush legacy)

Mostly, how she accepts this defeat will tell if there is a future for her above the state level.

8 11 2008
cmac

Not liking the hate mail idea at all. Just don’t vote for her, folks, you don’t have to terrorize her.

I do not like Palin at all. not one bit. I think she was a reprehensible choice. But what scares me more is how much she is LOVED by many in the republican party. I like to read blogs from all persuasions and I’ll tell you, for some reason, she is seen as the absolute future of the republican party, the new generation and the new star that the rest will hook their wagon to. (Gah, why?)

With 4 years to get it right, I think there is a good chance that Ms Palin might re-emerge. Obama is going to have a rough term due to the financial crises no matter what, and if the country decides to vote the other way next time, there is a scary chance that she will be leading the ticket.

8 11 2008
Lee

The video was interesting.

Sarah has very strange ticks.
That mouth action, and the shoulder shrug body language is very strange.

8 11 2008
Deuce2 AL

OT: Damn it’s cold in Wasilla, 12 degrees, and I thought 45 in Bama was chilly.

8 11 2008
mvngfwd

Wow, lots to catch up on here. But I have been doing some thinking while I was away so here it goes…..

1. Does President Obama get to keep the Secret Service guys that her has had with him all along? He really liked them so I was just wondering.

2. What is the Secret Service code name for Pres. Obama? I have been never heard anyone refer to it.

3. I think Ms. Palin should be held responsible for her crimes against the state of Alaska. Per diems, Monegan, etc. If she were Governor of any other state she would be recalled by now.

4. I think this election “woke up” a lot of good people in Alaska and the power of the people can create the change needed there. With a little mudhelp too!

5. In regards to 2012, the real one to watch is Romney and the Mormon Church. They flexed quite a financial muscle in CA on Prop 8 and won. Romney will be the future for the Repubs as a fiscal conservative but it will be driven by the new religious super power, the Mormons. (no disrespect to any Mormons in the crowd)

6. Most importantly, how does President Obama keep his shirts immaculate and wrinkle free? Seriously, have you ever seen a picture where his shirt looks “worn”? Even in Florida, it was crisp!

Sorry for going OT in so many ways.

8 11 2008
Lulu

In terms of writing to people, I would like to go on the record to encourage everyone on here to go to change.gov and write to our new President Elect– to tell Obama what work he needs to focus on as soon as he takes office. Maybe the staff will write us back and tell us what we can do to help make more change happen ASAP.

8 11 2008
Suchanut_AK

19 and partly cloudy here in Anchorage….

8 11 2008
Ann

How is it possible that after all the exposure to the “other 49 states ” she can assert and believe that she can bring others along … like in maturity…! Clearly she is so self absorb that she has failed to recognize that the media have responded to her lack of preparation, curiousity, knowledge of the issues and the world, etc. There are many women in the other 49 states who would have no problem with the media … prehaps we could begin to name them for her … Governor Sibelius, Senator Diane Feinstein and Olympia Snowe, Hilary Clinton, Carley Fiorina (who threw SP under the bus by asserting that she couldn’t run a business e.g., Hewlet Packard), and many more.

Please keep her in Alaska. Women in the other 49 states have made moved out of caves and do not need her “help” making it in this world.

8 11 2008
Lee

cmac: I agree with you on hate mail 100%. That will only make her stronger.

She is seen as the savior of the Republican party, because of her stance on abortion, and her stance on the gay rights issue. She shares many of their beliefs about the world. There is actually one very wealthy excon who got religion in prison who wants to change back to biblical law as the law of the land. These folks are very weird indeed. You should be frightened.

8 11 2008
rf11 in FL

NEWS FLASH: Palin’s Rejected Concession Speech Leaked to Press

http://www.236.com/blog/w/lee_camp/sarah_palins_rejected_concessi_10126.php

8 11 2008
Irish in FL

Lulu…that makes sense and I agree……………………

8 11 2008
Dragon Lady

Lulu – check out Nisperos at 18:55.

For those of you who missed it:
Lulu is writing a book on Vapid Beauty Queens in Politics: SP, Bachmann, now this Brewster Definitely qualifies even if she is a Mormon.

Lulu will make $251,000 on her book and invite us all to her house. We will however have to bring a covered dish since she will have to pay socialist taxes.

8 11 2008
Suchanut_AK

ROTFLMAO Dragon Lady! And Lulu!

8 11 2008
Deuce2 AL

Suchanut_AK (19:18:12) :

19 and partly cloudy here in Anchorage….
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Info for Wasilla temp came from MSN homepage. May not be totally accurate.

8 11 2008
ira2

Well, I did get off my butt and do some housework today (YAY) and I got a nice nap in too! So far, so good.

As for Palin… I know we’re supposed to be tolerant and whatnot, but if you ask me, dragging her every misstep and misdeed past, present and future out into the open for all to see now and in documentation posterity has nothing to do with intolerance. It’s about showing the woman for what she is and about preserving that truth in any and every medium possible so that said truth cannot be made to disappear conveniently EVER. The more there’s out there about her, the more complete a picture we’ll have to grace history with a good account of what warning signs to look out for, what connections to dig into, what personal quirks to focus on, etc. etc.

Let her talk… draw her out… give her interviews and talk show spots… she’s really doing the country a great service in the long run by serving as a one-stop info center of what to avoid like the plague!

8 11 2008
upnorthMN

Lulu—
An awesome suggestion to write to Obama with our ideas and worries. I sent him a long note about the land lease auction and the drilling near the national parks.
And let’s spread the word about change.gov to all. I know lots of folks who don’t do the online stuff very much, who probably haven’t heard about it but would think it’s cool. Pass it on everyone.

On that note, I’m off to bed. Goodnight all!

8 11 2008
Irish in FL

Suchanut_AK (19:18:12) :

19 and partly cloudy here in Anchorage….
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whoa………..cannot even comprehend that temp………have AC running here b/cause w/out it we’d be sweating………………go figure!!!!!

8 11 2008
mvngfwd

Opps, sorry about the typos. One last thing…I have one major side effect from my Election Obsessive Disorder. I find myself spontaneously singing “oooohh Baby…Sign, Sealed, Delivered, I’m yours” all the time. I hope this is not a long term thing.😉

8 11 2008
Lulu

Dragon Lady, Oh My Goodness. Yes, Brewster must go in the book, TOO! Thanks for the tips! (Thanks, Nisperos)

It is entitled “Zombie Aging Beauty Queen Syndrome” & is about Bachmann, Palin and now, evidently, Brewster! There will be a chapter on ZABQS and the GOP, fer sure, you betcha.

8 11 2008
FilterSkateP

Oh gawd. She kept going on about wanting to ensure the media was doing it’s job. I sure hope Tina Fey’s joke on SNL about SP becoming a ‘white Oprah’ isn’t a foreshadowing of things to come. YIKES!!

8 11 2008
Irish in FL

speaking of SNL………………it’s about to come on here…..

8 11 2008
Deuce2 AL

rf11 in FL (19:19:02) :
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Lord have mercy, that letter was oh too funny.

8 11 2008
upnorthMN

okay…haven’t quite nodded off yet.
Lulu and Dragon Lady… you are too much!!
but don’t forget former Florida secretary of state Katherine Harris…very stepford, and no doubt beauty queendom somewhere in her past also.
‘night,
upnorth

8 11 2008
Former Baseball, etc (CT), now known as Karin from CT

Gosh darn it!

Been tryin’ to get the sound back on my computer all night, which has been on the fritz for days, just to hear SP. Feelin’ blessed from God, though, also, that Rev. Mufee must be tellin’ it to not let me listen to her voice and not to bother with a Motherboard or a BIOS problem or those media Jerks and stinkers. Also, seeing SP without sound is truly a blessing…there.

Have a few questions for you puppies, also.

Who is the schumck in the tangerine colored get-up in the background in the beginning? Did anyone else notice the pathetic look on his face? And where did he go?

Is the crazy, “Obama is an Arab” crack-pot lady from one of the Town Halls, now styling SP’s hair?

Also. What happened around the 4 minute mark when there was a lapse in coverage and then the photography filter kicked in?

Oh, she isn’t goin’ any where and she’s just gonna keep shootin’ those moose and herself in the foot.

I feel so sorry for you Alaskans, just as I feel sorry for us CT residents with our dud Lieberman.

8 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

upnorthMN (18:30:42) :

I despise SP as much as anyone. But I gotta say, this talk of sending (hate?) mail or making calls to her home kinda creeps me out. We’re better than that, aren’t we? It sounds like something those other folks would do, not us. I certainly understand the impulse. Just sayin’… better to vent it here and work with AKM in more constructive ways to bring her down, don’t cha think? We don’t want to have to be bailin’ anyone out of jail.
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thank you…I was kinda thinking of sending a letter to the office….not the home …the kids are there…..but now thinking about it….we need to do what obama would do and that is just be positive…he has never said one unkind word about any one…..and that is what I will do…..there will be no letter…………thank you for reminding me of this.

8 11 2008
upnorthMN

Former Baseball: sorry for your computer woes.
I feel so sorry for you Alaskans, just as I feel sorry for us CT residents with our dud Lieberman.
———
Yes, we all have our crosses to bear. In Minnesota her name is BACHMANN, yuk my mouth feels icky sayin’ it (and fingers slimed by typing it). We hope, hope, hope, Norm Coleman will no longer be our embarrassment after the recount. One source of such shame is as much as I can bear.

upnorth

8 11 2008
amy

Bev (18:58:31)
‘seems the Repugnant Party loyalists are arming’

??? I have a friend (repug) who says he’s stocking up on ammo….?? I thought he was just spouting off. Is this really something they are doing?? Good grief!

8 11 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

ira2 (19:23:37) : WITH YOU!

8 11 2008
Nisperos

Hey Sarah do ruby red peep-toe platform heels and French-style pedicures make people’s mind wander to French letters?

Jed Report classic (read captions below video too): http://www.jedreport.com/2008/08/john-mccains-wandering-eyes-ne.html

Is it sexist when the price of John McCain’s celebrity makeup artist is reported? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/22/palins-makeup-artist-even_n_136858.html

“McCain’s September payments of $8,672.55 to ‘American Idol’ make-up artist Tifanie White, who has also worked on the reality dance show ‘So You Think You Can Dance’….”

Is it sexist when your makeup artist costs more?

“The Sleuth has learned that Palin’s high-paid traveling make-up artist is Amy Strozzi, who was nominated for an Emmy Award for her work as head of makeup on ‘So You Think You Can Dance.’ Strozzi was paid $13,200 by the McCain-Palin campaign last month alone, according to the campaign’s latest financial disclosure report filed this week…”

(Slide show for your perusal also at link)

8 11 2008
Whabs, Seattle, WA.

suchanut
I had a friend who lived in Anchorage as well as Seattle. He cooked on boats and I lost him in 2001 in the Bering Sea on the FV Galaxy. People came to Seattle from all over the place to his memorial. I was amazed how many lives he touched.
I know it is a long shot, but ever hear of George Karn?

8 11 2008
Dragon Lady

Hamletts Mill and Lulu – I blush and thank you.

Totally agree with your serious comments above Hamletts Mill. I hate even to say SP is dangerous since Jerry Falwell called Hillary Clinton “the most dangerous woman in America.” (I guess it was that cookie thing.)

But Palin is very dangerous and I think the party knows it. She was privy to strategy sessions determining if and when to attack Obama on the Ayers connection. SP, being on the defensive about the Couric newspapers question, went rogue and launched it herself. Nuclear codes anyone?

At the time I just thought the campaign had terrible timing, that it was too soon and people would weary of it. No, the campaign knew that too.

I think the Sarcozy punk interview was the final straw. It made a joke of the campaign, of McCain, of the GOP. Lord, she told “Sarcozy” she and John loved him. (She loves John McCain too.)

Obama loves his wife and children.

Sarah thinks gravitas is on the Riviera.

8 11 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

amy,
It certainly looks as though the (un)godly are stocking up on ammunition, assault rifles, etc., in the belief that President Elect Obama will try to prevent the sale of same. No word, yet, on whether they intend to use their ammunition on PEO, but the Secret Service is certainly paying attention.

8 11 2008
amy

How depressing……I liked it better when the conversation was ‘catty’ but let’s face it mudflats……there’s a lot of work to be done coming up!

8 11 2008
Former Baseball, etc (CT), now known as Karin from CT

Oh, and how about the 8 year-old kid in AZ that killed his dad and another guy? WTF?!?! Great job, NRA!

The path we are laying, and what we have worked so hard for, is still so crucia!.

Keep up the great work.

8 11 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh

How embarrassing. She is a parody of herself.

8 11 2008
Enjay in Eastern MT

I believe it, the repub’s around here firmly believe the 2nd Amendment will be history — like the other Amendments that Bush revoked?

Living in MT – hunting deer, elk, antelope, geese, duck, phesant, etc., raised with guns, understand guns & “gun mentality” But I also believe “if we outlaw guns – only outlaws will have guns”

I DO NOT understand why someone (expecially in a city) would need a fully automatic AK47 for “protection” — protection from WHAT? Even hiking in Glacier Park with Grizzley Bears we wouldn’t carry something like that!!!

The right of the people to keep & bear arms is one thing – to have enough weapons to “form your own army” is another. As with any type of excess – there should be “allowable limitations”

((( am now going to crawl under desk until chit quits flying )))

8 11 2008
Nisperos

I think one of my posts is stuck in the spam cache….

But Sarah, is it sexist when John McCain’s celebrity artist and the cost is reported?

Is it sexist when your celebrity makeup artist cost more? Or just a bit of narcissism?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/22/palins-makeup-artist-even_n_136858.html

8 11 2008
Marnie

upnorthMN worries about Duhyba’a selling oil leases with Presidential signing statements.

Would not Obama not be able to recent all of Bush’s signing statements with a signing statement?

Then, please God, Congress will rescind the right of a President to make law unilaterally using signing statements. If you think about it, that may be the most important thing Congress could do when it the new members come in. It would protect this country frm another Repocon dictatorship.

Hey, don’t be naive, you know they are holed up in their think tanks planing exactly that.

8 11 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh

I read somewhere that narcissism a form of psychological self defense or self deception so that a person with severe lack of self esteem can cope in the world. If a narcissist ever breaks through the wall of self denial and sees herself for what she really is, it can result in severe depression or suicide.

8 11 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

Good night all. Rest well, rest well.

8 11 2008
HamletsMill

Former Baseball, etc (CT), now known as Karin from CT (19:30:21) :

Is the crazy, “Obama is an Arab” crack-pot lady from one of the Town Halls, now styling SP’s hair?
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LOL! A good recurring skit for SNL. Do it once per season as they both go downhill. Have a dream sequence where ““Obama is an Arab” crack-pot lady” is herself running for President and Palin is her stylist. Redo all of Palin’s now infamous gaffs only with crack-pot lady in the interview with Katie Couriuc. Have crack-pot lady winking in the dream sequence VP Debate. One outrageous skit every two shows next season like how they used to do the Mike Ditka “Da Bears” hallucination sequences.

8 11 2008
ira2

Enjay in Eastern MT (19:58:52) :

I believe it, the repub’s around here firmly believe the 2nd Amendment will be history — like the other Amendments that Bush revoked?

Living in MT – hunting deer, elk, antelope, geese, duck, phesant, etc., raised with guns, understand guns & “gun mentality” But I also believe “if we outlaw guns – only outlaws will have guns”

I DO NOT understand why someone (expecially in a city) would need a fully automatic AK47 for “protection” — protection from WHAT? Even hiking in Glacier Park with Grizzley Bears we wouldn’t carry something like that!!!

The right of the people to keep & bear arms is one thing – to have enough weapons to “form your own army” is another. As with any type of excess – there should be “allowable limitations”

((( am now going to crawl under desk until chit quits flying )))

No chits flying from my place :o) My sister set me an email a few hours ago asking my input about this very topic (how timely!!)
Here’s what she asked:

“Mark and I have a question, prompted by a comment Jamey made: regarding the election results, he said he was “mad!” because “they are gonna take our guns away!!” – How do you, who would have voted for Obama, feel about gun control and the changes gun owners fear “those democrats” (Jamey’s words) will make? What gun control laws are you aware of, what kind of changes would you make, what do you think in general?”

This was my answer:

Ah. Do I have to put it politely, or can I just word it the way it comes out of my just-up-from-a-nap mouth?

If the former, please wait. Like a few hours. Then I can do my best.

If the latter, here goes:

Bullshit. First, refer to Obama’s own words (which carry little weight with doubters but are important to hear/read. This is Obama’s actual position on hunting and fishing and the right to bear arms:

“Hunting and fishing are not just recreational pursuits, they are part of our national heritage. America’s hunters and anglers uphold a tradition that connects generations and brings families and friends together across our great nation. Today, we celebrate this tradition and the conservation legacy of hunters and anglers. National Hunting and Fishing Day is a time to reaffirm our commitment to America’s sportsmen. As President, I will protect the right to bear arms, increase access to places to hunt and fish, take on polluters and clean up our streams and lakes, and protect our nation’s important wildlife habitat and wetlands. I will enhance programs that encourage young people to hunt and fish and respect and protect the outdoors. Our nation’s sportsmen have made sure that this and future generations can enjoy our natural resources and wildlife. As President, I will stand with them and ensure that America’s hunting and fishing heritage endures.”

As Montana’s Gov. Schweitzer puts it, “He ain’t gonna take your guns away.”

And as Obama has said again recently to the people in West Virginia: “I’m not going to take your shotguns. I’m not going to take your rifles. I’m not going to take your handguns.”

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A good link in addition to that is http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/sportsmenhome
Sportsmen for Obama. They have guns, they like guns and hunting, they support Obama.

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The only people who might have a reason to worry about Obama “taking their guns away” are the nuts with a shit load of assault weapons and whatnots in their little basement bunker, and anti-government nuts who’re entrenched in some compound on an Idaho hillside, and criminals in big cities who think nothing of waging war against each other and normal people with their illegal weaponry.

I don’t know much about gun laws, but I have yet to hear even a whisper that anyone has any interest in “taking my guns away”. I, as a foreigner, was able to buy and register a handgun in California. I have a shotgun, a deer rifle of sorts, and a small-caliber rifle for small game. I had the handgun for home protection (until I traded it to Myron for handyman work). If I as a non-citizen can have and cuddle my basic essential hunting and home protection firearms in California, Arizona and Minnesota, anybody can.

Anybody who insists that an AK-47 or M-60 is something that normal folk “need” or “should have” is nuts. No normal person can justify the “need” for a military weapon. Or for hand grenades. So, I personally would like to see the laws for those weapons made much, much stricter than they’re apparently now. And any person who uses a firearm in a crime or purchases or owns one illegally should be treated much harsher, legally.

People can fiddle with the gun rights all they want, and of course they do. But what it comes down to when you apply common sense is that we have the right to bear arms and that’s not gonna change (IMO) for the purpose of hunting and home protection, but it is NOT meant to include individuals or groups building up an arsenal of assault weaponry which they expect to use against – uh, what again? No matter how you look at it and how you try to justify it, it DOES NOT TAKE a bunkerful of automatic weapons to shoot a deer for food or to blow away a rapist in your bedroom. Period.

Let’s put it like this, from my point of view: I, with my few guns, can shoot and kill anything from a swallow to a bear, and I’m not in the least worried that anybody “government” wants to take my guns. The only people to fear as far as gun-taking is concerned are the meth addicts who’ll steal and sell guns so they can buy their next fix.

Hope this helps :o)

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To add a little extra something to that:

Let’s just hope that things calm down over time and the hype loses luster. There’s still much out there right now that was dealt as a huge deal and great threat “if this one or that one wins”, but I’m thinking that many “urgent” worries will fizzle out sooner or later when nothing happens to reignite the hype. I mean, remember Y2K and all the untold mayhem that was going to befall the country and the world? The hype quietly died down, much to the consternation of those who were the loudest to holler about the impending doom. It took them a while longer to return to normal, but eventually they did.

8 11 2008
HamletsMill

Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh (20:03:08) :

I read somewhere that narcissism a form of psychological self defense or self deception so that a person with severe lack of self esteem can cope in the world. If a narcissist ever breaks through the wall of self denial and sees herself for what she really is, it can result in severe depression or suicide.
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Also, their actions in life are actually often a form of very subtle suicide. They are often impulsive reckless gamblers in their actions in life. That is why they should never be put in charge of any military power. Never.

8 11 2008
ira2

@ HamletsMill (20:10:43)

Very true, and a very good point.

8 11 2008
Spoon Archer Hussein Palin...Yeah, THAT One

mvngfwd (19:17:37) :
Wow, lots to catch up on here. But I have been doing some thinking while I was away so here it goes…..

1. Does President Obama get to keep the Secret Service guys that her has had with him all along? He really liked them so I was just wondering.

2. What is the Secret Service code name for Pres. Obama? I have been never heard anyone refer to it.
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Secret Service agents from the campaign may remain at his side, but he’ll get some added staff around him as he moves to the White House.

According to Washington Post, Obama’s name is Renegade, and Michelle Obama’s is Renaissance. However, as in software companies, code names may change over time.

8 11 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh

I was wondering how the people of Alaska could have ever voted for such an idiot …but before I got too smug, I remenbered that my country reelected George Bush for President in 2004.

8 11 2008
Dragon Lady

Hamletts – hilarious SNL – and we have a 2016 sequence where Barack Obama wins as the write in candidate for a third term presidency with 99.9% of the vote.

Sarah shows up on Weekend Update wandering around, wearing a tee-shirt that says Palin 2012, signature glasses with crazy lady hair saying – “he’s an Arab, he palls around with terrorists, he’s not like you and me, who is Barack Obama????”

8 11 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh

HamletsMill, when is Pittsburgh Mudstock going to meet, post election?

8 11 2008
Anne P

It’s funny that she thinks her critics are meanspirited – when she is the epitomy of being a meanspirited and lying phoney… ain’t Karma grand.

8 11 2008
Enjay in Eastern MT

When you think about it – If a City / County / etc can ban SMOKING, for all residents both public & private area’s, (which is perfectly legal for anyone above a minor to have) then why can’t a city or county – within their own confines – ban certain types of weapons???

NOTE I am say certain TYPES – not all.

8 11 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh

HamletsMill (20:10:43) :Also, their actions in life are actually often a form of very subtle suicide. They are often impulsive reckless gamblers in their actions in life. That is why they should never be put in charge of any military power. Never.
“””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””

Doesn’t that actually sound like McCain?

8 11 2008
ira2

Deuce2 AL (19:22:13) :

Suchanut_AK (19:18:12) :

19 and partly cloudy here in Anchorage….
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Info for Wasilla temp came from MSN homepage. May not be totally accurate.

It’s an accurate, crisp 21 degrees here in northern MN :o) WITH a dab of snow on the ground!! I’m loving it :o)

8 11 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh

Anne P (20:27:19) : It’s funny that she thinks her critics are meanspirited – when she is the epitomy of being a meanspirited and lying phoney… ain’t Karma grand.

“”””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””
Karma would be Sarah attacked by a vengeful pack of wolves as she comes out of Alaska’s branch store of Nieman Marcus.

8 11 2008
Nisperos

OT but worth a read:

‘Child-witches’ of Nigeria seek refuge: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/nigeria/3407882/Child-witches-of-Nigeria-seek-refuge.html

“…Before being pushed out of their homes many were beaten or slashed with knives, thrown onto fires, or had acid poured over them as a punishment or in an attempt to make them “confess” to being possessed. In one horrific case, a young girl called Uma had a three-inch nail driven into her skull.

Yet Mary and the others at the shelter are the lucky ones for they, at least, are alive. Many of those branded “child-witches” are murdered – hacked to death with machetes, poisoned, drowned, or buried alive in an attempt to drive Satan out of their soul.

The devil’s children are “identified” by powerful religious leaders at extremist churches where Christianity and traditional beliefs have combined to produce a deep-rooted belief in, and fear of, witchcraft. The priests spread the message that child-witches bring destruction, disease and death to their families. And they say that, once possessed, children can cast spells and contaminate others…” (read in full at link)

8 11 2008
Dragon Lady

Maybe Sarah should run in 2012.

Obama will raise $10 trillion dollars in online donations.

It will cost $5 to fund his campaign.

The DNC contributes the balance to the US Treasury.

The Democratic Party is in control until Piper P. Pepper, married with five children, runs for President in 2040. She will look oddly familiar to older voters.

8 11 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh

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8 11 2008
Marnie

Since we are all playing with the “I” thing. (Couldn’t watch the clip, don’t have the mHz to load it. Whew! Don’t have to listen to her. Avoided the pain.)
I think she drops the “I” because even she, and she is not very introspective and/or self-examining, realizes that if she did not, every sentence would have “I” in it and people would realize just how self adoring she is.

If she did any actual writing for classes or the school paper in J School she probably had to edit out a lot of “I’s.”

Wish you guys would quit writing so much. My little scroll deally isn’t moving down the side of the page at all. WHEEEeeeee.

8 11 2008
Former Baseball, etc (CT), now known as Karin from CT

Want to share a story with all you puppies.

WAY back in late January, during the primaries, I called my son (who attends UCONN) and asked him if he wanted to attend the Obama rally at the XL Center in Hartford on Feb 4. Needless to say, he was all over it. Between my son, my mom, her best friend, myself and other totally illegal passengers crammed into the back of my 1999 JMC JImmy, it was a night none of us will ever forget!!! Especially since, my son had the Flu and was SO sick and he dragged his butt out of bed and subsequently infested all of us in the car, and none of us, to this day, have ever felt sicker in their lives. To this day, the devotion and bravery my son showed is now family legend.

Yes, we can!

8 11 2008
Marnie

Vlad the ImPalin (17:39:42) :
I think she should have just worn Todd’s new silk boxers on her head – no one would have noticed her bad hair day.

Great line. Unfortunately I was eating a hand full of peanuts when I read it.

However.
Hopefully, international courts, since the Dems are too gutless to, will get a bunch of the Repocons on breaking international laws, war crimes etc.
What a great punishment, along with execution, to make Bushchaneyroverumsfeld etc. wear girlie underwear on their heads and elsewhere, have their pictures taken and published.

8 11 2008
Deuce2 AL

ira2 (20:32:28)
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Tis 37 and clear here in NE Bama. I am used to very warm climates, eg. FL,
the Marshall Islands, HI, CA, Vegas. Have heat on, will not be cold.

8 11 2008
Margaret

I am SO comforted that Gov. Palin is going to work on making the media better. Let’s see… that would involve muzzling the media in any critique of a vice presidential candidate’s attacks on other candidates (because, according to Sarah, casting any speech like that in a negative light violates her rights to free speech). {gulp} Uh, Sarah, thanks but no thanks. I’ll take the media we have rather than one that would make you happy.

8 11 2008
CO Almost Native

Whew! I finally read all the posts; I go to a DU hockey game tonight, and I missed a lot.

upnorthMN-
There are some great organizations you can contact to see what they are doing about the Bushies: Nature Conservancy, Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife, to name a few. Some groups have or they’re getting ready to file lawsuits to stop the leasing.

Enjay in Eastern MT-
Some cities have tried but the NRA takes them to court; Washington DC is the most recent.

I don’t know who said this first, but I keep it in mind when I think of Palin: keep your friends close, and your enemies closer. I’m going to pay attention to what she does, as I think she still is the darling of the Freaks.

8 11 2008
Scrimshaw aka Sack Panther Hussein

I had to correct the NRA’s disinformation campaign for a friend of mine.
He mentioned an incident of assault on a family member. (believes that women should pack heat…) And he said,
“Obama has voted 4 times to outlaw gun ownership for Americans, including self defence in their homes.”

This is how I answered my friend…
“Obama has long been a professor of Constitutional law. He is a staunch defender of the Bill of Rights. His defense of the Constitution is one thing I find most refreshing about him.
Obama supports the 2nd Amendment Right to bear arms, including handguns.
There is a discussion in detail of his stated positions, and the NRA’s distortions and misrepresentations of Obama’s record on this page of FactCheck.org
http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/nra_targets_obama.html

The NRA claim that Obama would ban the use of firearms for self defense is false.
I hope you will read that page carefully, because the NRA claims are quite misleading.
For example, the NRA claimed he banned rifle ammunition for hunting and sport shooting, when Obama voted to ban only ammunition designed or marketed to have body armor piercing capability.”

[I attached ‘Sportsmen for Obama,’ his land and water conservation
platform.]

8 11 2008
CO Almost Native

Shoot- I forgot to include my thoughts about the Alaskan Legislature: I hope they quickly compare the two Troopergate reports, and decide the second is a pile of moose turds, and censure Palin, boot her husband out the governor’s office.

Next. refuse to pay the Republican’s bill for Palin’s assistant- let them come up with the dollars. I don’t know Alasksan law, but in CO, the state is not responsible.

Then get on to important business…

8 11 2008
HamletsMill

Dragon Lady (20:26:41) :

Hamletts – hilarious SNL – and we have a 2016 sequence where Barack Obama wins as the write in candidate for a third term presidency with 99.9% of the vote.

Sarah shows up on Weekend Update wandering around, wearing a tee-shirt that says Palin 2012, signature glasses with crazy lady hair saying – “he’s an Arab, he palls around with terrorists, he’s not like you and me, who is Barack Obama????”
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When I read your first sentence I thought it said “and we have a 2016 sequence where Barack Obama wins as the WHITE candidate”. It cracked me up. As in if you run again as being ANOTHER RACE (and he IS BOTH) you can then do two more terms! Two terms as a “black” man and then two terms as a “white” man . Why not? Maybe we have this as an amendment that ONLY comes into effect if a President is of mixed race? Then everybody can be happy in equality of DNA sequences. Just say’in.

8 11 2008
Glenn2008

Dee (18:11:01) :

People I wish would lose gravity and float off the earth… Sarah Palin, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Malkin, Laura Ingram, Dinesh D’Sousa, Dubya. Cheney, Glen Beck, Lou Dobbs. I know I’ve missed someone.
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“Mavericks” can’t do that. They are bound to the earth by their slime.

8 11 2008
HamletsMill

Oh Dragon Lady (20:26:41) :

And I forgot to say that on the SNL show you describe where we do a Palin skit – the musical guest will be WOLFMOTHER from Australia.

Their song: “Joker & The Thief”

The Cosmic Spirit of the Wolf Mother is upon her and she does not know it. I guess they did not cover First People’s cosmic mythology in “Journalism School”.

8 11 2008
Marnie

In the discussion about NDP, Hitler, Palin .. Hamlets Mill concludes, “It is the duty of every person to study his [Hitler’s] terrible fate because of self delusion as a warning. Never, ever give a person like this power over other people. Never.”

Absolutely,
but you left out one.
He cheated his way into the highest office of his state and ruined it and of his nation and ruined it. His name is George Walker Bush. He like Palin has consistently shown us and shown the Repulsive party exactly what they were as morally devoid and intellectually vacuous people. Everyone involved in putting these political atrocities into positions of responsibility needs to be remembered and removed from positions of power in any legal way available.

8 11 2008
lisa

OH my. So, Alaska is a model for equality because their women are buff and do supposedly “manly” jobs? So, she is basically saying that the standard for gender equality is to be “masculine”. If women are doing traditionally male positions then there is equality…. wow. And speaking of equality… how many nonwhite people are there in Alaska?

And what is this, “PRO-Alaskan” message? I thought we were all Americans… so why is the Alaskan message relevant to anyone who doesn’t live in Alaska? Does Sarah want to give us all moose-hunting lessons? You don’t hear state politicians talk this way. Can you imagine Hilary Clinton saying, “We want to get the PRO-NEW YORK message out there! Our country needs to learn from New York!!!”

What is wrong with Sarah Palin? Seriously, how did she get this way? She’s so off-balance it’s not even funny anymore. Just sad and scary for anyone who is under her influence… as Monegan and so many others have had to experience.

8 11 2008
Mrs Silence Dogood

Uncanny – if you just change a few little words

Sarah is:

Back in Black

I hit the sack
It’s been too long I’m glad to be back
Yes, I’m let loose
From the moose
That’s kept me hanging around
I’ve been shooting from the sky
and it’s gettin’ me high
Forget the hearse ’cause I never die
I got nine lives
Cats eyes
Cruisin’ every ‘laskan, never wonderin’ why

CHORUS:
‘Cause I’m back
Yes, I’m back
Well, I’m back
Yes, I’m back
Well, I’m back, back
Well I’m back in black
Yes, I’m back in black

Back in the back
Of a Cadillac
Number one with a bullet, I’m a power pack
Yes, I’m in a bang
With a GOP gang
They’ve got to catch me if they want me to hang
Cause I’m back on the track
And I’m beatin’ the flack
Nobody’s gonna get me on another rap
So look at me now
I’m just makin’ them pay
Don’t try to push your luck, just get out of my way

CHORUS

Well, I’m back, Yes I’m back
Well, I’m back, Yes I’m back
Well, I’m back, back
Well I’m back in black
Yes I’m back in black

hooo yeah
Ohh yeah
Yes I am
Oooh yeah, yeah Oh yeah
Back in now
Well I’m back, I’m back
Back, I’m back
Back, I’m back
Back, I’m back
Back, I’m back
Back
Back in black
Yes I’m back in black

Out of the sack

8 11 2008
knikgoose Hussein justaskin

Wow, the Botox wore off fast!
Where’s Trig? I thought it was so important for him to be with her, even on stage watching her ‘speak’, but, he isn’t anywhere to be seen on her entry in this video?

She’s going to have a wee bit of trouble with her ‘pipe’, though. It appears the company awarded the contract is having cash-flow difficulties due to the price of oil crashing, and many oil companies (whom they normally supply) have cut-back on orders. Highly unlikely that any other contractor could replace them, since they’re all dependent on that barrel price going back up.

9 11 2008
Sarah Palin ROCKS

Sarah Is the best Governor of Alaska. An dshe is a really nice person. So why do you trash her if you havent even met her. I have met her and she is really nice.

9 11 2008
expertech

Lee observed:

“The video was interesting.
Sarah has very strange ticks.
That mouth action, and the shoulder shrug body language is very strange.”

Certain anti-psychotic drugs will produce those side effects.

But seriously, folks..

Dragon Lady..I agree with the others : great post concerning SP’s return to reality.

9 11 2008
flippyman

I followed your blog during the campaign days. It was the first good sorce on material aboot Palin that I found. It allowed me to understand who she really was and it was also part of the reseach I did in order to write articles aboot her.

Now that she’s not in the Palin-McCain ticket, she’s lost pretty much my attention, and like someone said, she’s just not funny anymore. But, I want to thank you for a great blog.

9 11 2008
cj21

What is it that everyone has against a real woman? I think she is right, that there is a double standard. Why does everyone seem to expect a woman not to have her own unique style of speech. Obama’s speech in it’s stocato cadence is pretty unique to him and also weird to my ears. I don’t like it. I can’t believe that anybody is ragging on the expenditure for her clothes. Did you expect a vice presidential candidate to be allowed to wear Walmart’s special-of-the-week clothes? What would we have thought of that? She would really have been roasted in the liberally biased, bullshit-mongering, Obama-worshiping press, wouldn’t she? The press was never interested in doing any real investigative reporting on Obama and his long and close association with the nutjob Wright, among others, so instead, they elevated the cost of a VP’s wardrobe to incredible heights of importance and worse yet, most people bought in to it.

9 11 2008
Marianne

You are really jealous of her, aren’t you?

But hate speech is typical of liberals. I feel sorry for you. You are obsessed with Palin, who is obviously more successful than you are.

9 11 2008
Rapture Spenard Palin

hey, I get to see my first troll post here. Usually they have all been sterilized by the time I get here.
Bein’ as I can see the governor’s mansion from my sister’s porch, I’ve got a good view of soulless sarah. Jealous? hehahehehehe. All my life I’ve wanted to be an ignorant, narcissistic nutball with a truth problem. Maybe because soulless sarah spent many many weeks pallin’ around with her bigoted followers on national tv, bleating her refrain of terrorist, socialist, anti-american, we kinda got the hang of this here “hate” speech.
I admit it. Absolutely can’t stand the woman. She is a disgrace to EVERYTHING. She hasn’t got a single redeeming quality. And since i have a stake in Alaska’s future, I will not rest until that wingnut is utterly disgraced and sent packing back to Wasilla. Or better yet, dress her up in a wolf suit and toss her on the tundra.

9 11 2008
ampersan6

God bless. She did provide for an entertaining last few months of the campaign.

I bet she’s learnt a few things about politics and the Republicans she didn’t see before.

9 11 2008
saroona1997

this is intersting🙂

9 11 2008
President Sarah Palin

O I have so much work to do!

9 11 2008
MNGma

Haven’t read through all as have been taking a mental health break since election but am wondering now, since am from MN, and recounting here, also, why Sarah, as governor, is not expressing concern about Alaska election, recount, where votes have appeared not to make mathematical sense…etc???? Anything on those issues??

9 11 2008
Rapture Spenard Palin

As far as hate mail or hate calls, I seriously doubt anybody here would send them. However, it is part of being a constituent to contact your government officials. I sent two emails to governor palin during the campaign, and I know my sister sent a couple. Since I don’t actually live in Alaska anymore, I’m not really a constituent, but I have tons of family up there so I have a stake in Alaska governance. An organized campaign of contacting legislators in Alaska to push them to continue to investigate all the sarah-gates is something that can be done and should be done.
In fact, since all you liberal Alaskans WEREN’T paying attention when soulless sarah was running for office, you have a duty to help undo the mess. So hop to it.

9 11 2008
Rapture Spenard Palin

MNGma, I don’t think sarah has even noticed that there are some election issues. One of her traits is a lack of attention to detail and a lack of attention to anything not on her personal radar. I’m sure she trusts her Caribou Ken lt governor to make sure the election comes out the right way.

9 11 2008
Rapture Spenard Palin

One of the personality traits sarah has in common with bush is that delight at being at the top of the pile and a complete disinterest in the working part of the deal.

9 11 2008
nearlynormalized

Keep it up, she is FOS and honey am I glad she is in Alaska, must be the water.

9 11 2008
buy'embooks1956

I agree that we shouldn’t send letters and such to SP’s home address. I like what Obama said at his rallies when his supporters started booing. He would say don’t boo, vote. This election was won by people getting out the vote. I worked as an election poll judge here in Colorado. I sat at the desk with a laptop as people came in on election day to vote. There were many young people that came by my desk that day. Many had never voted before, and they were definitely not in their comfort zone there at the polling place. I did my part to try and make it as comfortable as possible. We need you “youngsters” back next time two years from now. The nasty Republicans will be back for another day with their smears and lies. I’ve been a lifetime Democrat. I couldn’t vote for the party of billionaires and millionaires. McCain came to Colorado, and John Elway, (a famous NFL quarterback) gave him $20k for his campaign. He got to have lunch with McCain. Proportionally I gave more of my income to Obama. I gave $100. I’ve never given any money before to any campaign, but this time I did. I felt it was important. I know some good friends of mine are Republicans. They work hard, they pay their taxes, (unlike Joe the Plumber), they are decent people. How they can continue to support politicians who out and out lie, and cut programs that help the poor and middle class is beyond me. Sarah Palin is not that unusual I’m afraid. I’ve visited and attended many evangelical, fundamentalist churches in my lifetime. Although many people who go to these churches are good honest folk, there are some who think they have God’s special “blessing”. They can lie, steal, do anything, because man’s laws don’t apply to them due to their special “high calling”. They have a very selective view of biblical scripture. They accuse the liberal theologians of not preaching the Bible, and yet they are guilty of doing the very same thing. Many of these charlatans are pastors of large churches, and they have an almost Jim Jones quality about them. One thing mudflatters can do is, to educate yourselves in how these people tick. On Huff Post there is a man who writes, his name is Frank Schaeffer. He is very insightful about this religious movement, as his father was considered the father of the modern religous right.

9 11 2008
Moons in Leo

Coupla observations:

1) She didn’t deny she had the clothes, although she tried to run interference by saying she didn’t ask for them, or anything, except the Diet Dr. Pepper.

2) Did she not see the connection between spreading ‘anonymous’ information to the media a la her clothes and her attacks on Obama, calling him a terrorist?

3) Hope she remembers that bein’ the Governor of Alaska is the best job in the world in 2012.

9 11 2008
Carson Park Ranger

Thanks to Mudflats for all of the information during the campaign.

I’d like to ask the good citizens of Alaska to do what they can to make sure that the rest of the nation never has to listen to that woman again.

Thank you.

9 11 2008
Wolfhound Cheney Hussein Palin

Its amazing that every time she opens her mouth, word salad spills out (minus the g’s). She’s a wreck. She looks like hell and is a big jumble of bitterness, ignorance and campaign sound bytes. Gross, gross, gross!

Too bad the Princess can’t recognize hubris when she’s livin’ it.

I don’t ever want to hear of her setting her pretty little pedicured toe back into these lower 48 – especially in these un-American states.
Sorry Alaska, nothing personal – but do vote her out next time around?? You deserve much better!

(and what’s with that old man felon senator being in the lead!!?? i just don’t get it.)

9 11 2008
ENOUGHwiththetrainwreck

upnorthMN (16:32:07) :

What can we do? Does anyone know of any protests or emailing/letter writing campaigns? Any ideas?? I’ve been to these parks and others in the area. This just isn’t right.
_______
suggestions: contact/support national environmental groups that are most likely to be the ones filing federal lawsuits against the lease “release” such as,
– Kenneydy’s organization http://www.waterkeepers.org
– natural resource defense council NRDC
– Sierra Club
– Trout Unlimited
– Earthworks

also Senator Waxman, Senator Boxer
of course — change.gov

– Rachel Maddow

and maybe a nice thanks but no thanks letter to Pres Bush?

9 11 2008
Lowflyer

Hey Mudflatters,
There is a lot if chatter on the Conservative blogs about Obama’s “secret” Civilian National security Force….I suppose they forgot that we already have Blackwater. Also, I am concerned that he is using so many of the Freidman Economist that Clinton had as advisors. These “Freemarketeers” are part of the problem we are now in. Anyone remember Minsky? Some common sense and a lack of fancy mathematical derivitives would get us far. I hope that Palin has seen her day. Her appeal in Alaska is simply : There are more men than women and the voting population (like MN) is predominately uniform (i.e. White) She doesn’t do well in the lower 48 where there are many diverse interests that need to be balanced in order to move legislation forward. Yes, Alaska has been exposed for “spreading” the wealth around in the use of the Permanent Fund. Also, it doesn’t play well that Alaskan’s have tax exemptions and the cost is passed “down” to the lower 48 in earmarks. She does better to stay on message–We are the United States, all for one and one for all.

9 11 2008
Dazzler

How did my post about sending a letter to Palin telling her exactly why I don’t like her and why I’d never vote for her turn into HATE MAIL???

I know I mentioned that I’d do it in a very polite way….geesh!!

Maybe that’s some of Sarah’s ego problem…only nice letters of support are sent to her and she doesn’t understand that more than half the population can’t stand her….and why. If she seriously thinks she’s the next president on the horizon she might still have time to correct some of her horrid behavior…

9 11 2008
Dazzler

Yeah, and don’t forget the happy little checks for 1200 bucks to every Alaskan….c’mon Alaskans, admit it….you like the ‘share the wealth’ paychecks don’t you? How the hell else could she get re-elected….buying the votes is working so far…

9 11 2008
mutzx

damn, i really didnt like her before but now she’s kinda sad, sort of like a kicked puppy…

9 11 2008
Wolfhound Cheney Hussein Palin

Lori W. (18:20:22) :

“…On another blog, sveral people said that “I know what I know what I know” is a well-known Pentacostal religious phrase used when they are asked how they “know” Jesus is the Savior, son of God.”

Woah. Ew. That grosses me out and freaks me out at the same time.
I’m not surprised though – when the illogical spew illogic.

Thanks for that info. Lori W.

9 11 2008
Scott

I love Palins reference at about the 9 min mark about seeing the country and all the different demographics. I guess she means when she was watching tv on the plane. She certainly couldn’t mean the monstrously sameness of the folks at her rallies.

9 11 2008
sfokc6125

She needs to start running now for 2012 . As the top office. They need to build a platform that will bring in the vote.

9 11 2008
jadewillowmilian

lol at the beginning of the video the reporter said- “Welcome home to America, oh Alaska.” LOL

He should have said welcome back to planet earth…

9 11 2008
Lulu

sfokc6125 (09:47:24) wrote:
“She needs to start running now for 2012 . As the top office. They need to build a platform that will bring in the vote.”

As a Democrat, I really hope Palin does run in 2012 against Gingrich and Romney. I think that will ensure 8 years of President Obama and it will waste a lot of GOP time and resources. However, if she does that, the good people of AK may feel she is not spending enough time doing the job she was elected to do, as governor, if she starts running now.

9 11 2008
alaskanexposure

As if Palin’s VP pick wasn’t insulting enough to women, she has the audacity to assert that Alaska is ahead of the lower 48 on equal rights for women? Yeah, you are three times more likely to get raped in Alaska! Go equality! And I’m sure all of you in Alaska will note, there are virtually NO female workers on commercial fishing boats, her statement that Alaskan women are commercial fishermen is such a bogus lie. As someone with a masters degree in Women’s Studies who lives in Alaska it is painfully obvious that Alaska is a male dominated culture.

9 11 2008
Lulu

Marianne (02:09:42) wrote :
“You are really jealous of her, aren’t you? But hate speech is typical of liberals. I feel sorry for you. You are obsessed with Palin, who is obviously more successful than you are.”

Marianne, did you go to high school with Gov. Palin, too?

9 11 2008
trickyguy

Wow, all this crap over Palin. Read my post (link follows) and really think about it.

http://trickyguy.wordpress.com/2008/11/09/dont-blame-palin/

Sure, she’s less than sophisticated. Yep, the $1000 a day is a bit over the top, and so are the clothes/makeup purchases (which, by the way, were paid for by the RNC, which is NOT a violation of law, just not good sense). And for sure, she’s about as far right as you can get without being a televangelist.

But she’s back page news now, unless you’re in Alaska. Let them prosecute her for whatever they want. Let them drive her out of office. Get your eye on the ball and help Obama, his administration, and truly patriotic Americans work us out of the crap we’re in.

Oh, and don’t feel sorry for her. She lead the life of Riley for months and basked in the spotlight. It didn’t bother her a bit. Remember, if you play, there’s a chance you will lose……..

9 11 2008
brian

All I can say is thank God she is back where she belongs, up there among all those good pro-Alaska people, also, keeping us safe from Russia and that which, also liberal media and maverick also too. What a flipping nightmare!!!!!!!! Good riddance!

9 11 2008
Liberal Spirit

I’m sorry… follow Alaska’s lead with regard to women? Would this be the same Alaska where women were being billed for rape kits? Where Native American and Alaska Native women are more than 2.5 times more likely to be raped or sexually assaulted than other women in the United States? (Amnesty International USA)

Equal opportunity to fly an airplane is lovely. Equal opportunity to hunt and fish is delightful. But it doesn’t make Alaska a model state when it comes to what’s good for women.

9 11 2008
K.R.

What was she doing with her mouth?

9 11 2008
bclong1998

As I sit here and read your posts, all of you sound very petty and bitter. I am not sure why you are busting on Sarah Palin, you’ve gotten what you wanted a Socialist President. Why can’t you leave well enough alone?

I might add all this hatred for a woman, when all I heard during the election from the democrats was that you wanted to talk about the issues.

9 11 2008
lily

And what level of double standard does she think Barack Obama has had to live with his entire life and especially during the nasty campaign compared to her as a female? She didn’t mention that did she? Objectivity in the media? How about HER objectivity stating the “facts”? All the code words and making people question the oppoenent’s patriotism, the racist undertones, the guilt by association – how is THAT factual/objective? Seems to me there should be some laws in place before the next campaign so people like Palin don’t incite riots! Let’s be objective and fair please Ms. Palin.

9 11 2008
Lulu

bclong wrote: “As I sit here and read your posts, all of you sound very petty and bitter.”

BC, I think we sound very witty and chipper! Chacun a son gout!

9 11 2008
nonirohr

And the good news is: SP is not our VP, while Barack Obama is our President-elect…and Whoa, someone found my lost wallet!

9 11 2008
tzugidan

Why don’t all of you grow up, move on, and get off her ass… Have any of you ever been selected as a VP candidate…yeah… I thought as much… so let’s move on…please????

PS: I voted for BO…so no, I’m not on “their” side, I’m just a grown up, ready to move on, and try to bring both side together…and this blog does not do that…

9 11 2008
frank

A pretty monolithic group of comments faithful to the everlasting tradition of one leader, one party, one vote. Some of us been there before and in spite of the defeat we won’t go back. Enjoy your temporary victory and hold on to your wallet and to your rights while we still have the Constitution. Oh yes and please do not forget to say a monumental THANK YOU to the ever objective MEDIA.
Disclaimer: Of course I voted for McCain, the only reason being that the alternative is worst.
Once the initial orgasm will pass you might have an opportunity to see the real Obama. On the other hand, maybe you won’t , after all if you ever slightly disagree with the ONE you are off the plane and you’ll find yourself under the bus.
If the only thing you got is the moronic attacks on Palin, well this syndrom is hopefully curable and I wish you well. On the other hand I am not sure the Universal health care will pay for that. Now, you will excuse me I got to go to work to pay for your premiums.

9 11 2008
Mike

Well, I have to give the blog owner credit… notice the “make a donation” link? Anybody who can make money off of this drivel must be a little smarter than most. Just make sure you keep track of what you take in. Obama will want his cut so you can “share” it. But, he’ll let you keep the “Change.”

9 11 2008
catdecenzo

Wow, you people are sore winners. Scary. Guess you won’t be holding hands singing Kumbya anytime too soon. Let it go, and move on.

9 11 2008
artofthespa

Is it just me or did she seem way more comfortable than at any time during the campaign? She really needs a spa day or at least run a comb through that hair!

9 11 2008
Lulu

Frank wrote: “Now, you will excuse me I got to go to work to pay for your premiums.”

Frank, you’re not the only one in America who is working today.

9 11 2008
Lulu

catdecenzo (16:47:19) wrote:
“Wow, you people are sore winners. Scary. Guess you won’t be holding hands singing Kumbya anytime too soon. Let it go, and move on.”

Perhaps you should take your anger, Cat, and channel it towards your leaders and change within the GOP, instead of here.

9 11 2008
catdecenzo

I’m not the angry one, it seems…

9 11 2008
Lulu

catdecenzo (17:10:10) wrote :
I’m not the angry one, it seems…

Why not channel your frustration & anger towards your own party, since they are the ones who caused it?

9 11 2008
Sauerkraut aka road apple palin

why is catdecenzo not including a link to her blog in her comments?

and is she, and the other anti-Obama-ites, not paying attention to the underswelling concern about Palin running for prez in 2012? Perhaps these are the folks who love to embrace mediocrity. So sad.

10 11 2008
trickyguy

Forget the “your party” crap. I am a Republican who voted for Obama. All the whining from my fellow party members ignores two important things:

* the majority rules in this country (oh, you stout defenders of the Constitution), and the majority chose Obama

* the Republicans are widely seen as out of touch with mainstream America’s problems; they’re the party of older, white, conservative, Christians

Just being a Republican cost a lot of good politicians their jobs this year. I truly hope the party gets its act together, to offer Americans a true and valid choice to the Democrats.

But for God’s sake don’t blame Sarah Palin for the loss. Sure, she’s a bit over the edge, kind of a hick, and certainly doesn’t make any thinking person comfortable with the idea that she could be President — but being a Republican (i.e. associated with eight years of the failed Bush legacy) is what cost John McCain the election.

10 11 2008
pearl89

Sorry, Alaska, but you bought the stucco house so now you be the stuckee.

11 11 2008
mary

JEEZ…….

You poor Alaskans. I know that this has to be the worst job imaginable, but, you need to keep digging. You need to expose her for the fraud she is.
First, you need to do it for Alaska.
Second, you need to do it for our Country and the rest of the world.
I know everybody keeps saying and hearing this but, she really is worse than Bush!
And the God thing, if these so-called “Christians”, who by the way, give Christ a bad name, really knew the gospels, they’d surely do a 180 degree about face!
Simply unbelievable that she has any following at all!
Good luck, Alaska! The rest of us (or most of us) are with you all the way.
Keep up the good work!!!!

11 11 2008
jamie

Sorry if this has been addressed already but I don’t have time to read 300+ posts, half of which seem to be just proclaiming what post number they are (are we all 8 years old?).

Anyway, her ignorance aside, what struck me about Palin’s impromptu interview is that when asked what issues she would address, she couldn’t name anything beyond energy and the budget, while meanwhile Alaska is facing a crisis in education, homelesses and poverty is up, crime is on the rise and her state faces a slew of problems that no amount of oil and gas flowing to the lower 48 can solve. Her one-trick pony act can’t last long.

11 11 2008
jamie

“mutzx (08:44:59) :

damn, i really didnt like her before but now she’s kinda sad, sort of like a kicked puppy…”

Not really. A kick puppy rolls over. She’s more like the high school cheerleading captain who, much to her surprise, lost the election for homecoming queen and now is crying “not fair!”

11 11 2008
megacephalus

an idle mind is… well:

Should we petition AKM to rename this thread:

“In the Night Kitchen”…

I’m sure it was on SP’s list… one nude boy in the original Sendak drawings, and…




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