Sunday, November 23, 2008

Republicans Want Sarah Palin in 2012



A new Gallup poll confirms Sarah Palin as the early front runner in the 2012 race for the Republican Presidential Nomination.

That means you can expect more sniping from Democrats and from Republican Insiders looking out for their own self-interest. Do you think Sarah will risk taking any of those cowards from the McCain campaign who leaked to the media?

Republicans across the country were given a list of ten candidates. According to the poll, 67 percent of those surveyed would like to see Sarah run.

She was followed by 63 percent who want Mitt Romney to run again and 61 percent who want Mike Huckabee to run again

Those three were far out in front of the other possibilities and to be fair they have more name recognition over some of the other young stars of the Republican party like Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.

Two other well known names finished at the bottom of the list. The least popular choice was Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who is paying for the sins of his brother. 61 percent said they would not want to see him run. Poor guy, he was a great Governor and would is a qualified President, but that Bush name isn't what is used to be.



The second least favorite - Newt Gingrich. 48 percent of the Republicans would not like to see him run. Good! I wrote about the cheap shot he took at Sarah Palin last week.

This is no time for Republicans to be bashing Republicans. But Newt will be a Newt.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Sarah Palin Superstar


Michael Blood of The Associated Press writes:

"Oprah wants her, and so do Letterman and Leno. Fresh from her political defeat, Sarah Palin is juggling offers to write books, appear in films and sit on dozens of interview couches at a rate that would be astonishing for most Hollywood stars, let alone a first-term governor."

Agents, including those from the William Morris Agency, have come knocking. There's even been an offer to host a TV show.

"Tomorrow, Governor Palin could do an interview with any news media on the planet," said her spokesman, Bill McAllister. "Tomorrow, she could probably sign any one of a dozen book deals. She could start talking to people about a documentary or a movie on her life. That's the level we are at here."

"Barbara Walters called me. George Stephanopoulos called me," McAllister said. "I've had multiple conversations with producers for Oprah, Letterman, Leno and 'The Daily Show.'"

Palin is considering about 800 requests for appearances from December through 2009, with 75 percent coming from out of state. A year ago, just a sprinkle of requests came from beyond Alaska's borders. They range from invitations to speak at The Chief Executives' Club of Boston to attend a 5-year-old's birthday party, from a prayer breakfast in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to a business conference in Britain.

Michael Steele, the former Maryland lieutenant governor who wants to be the next chairman of the Republican National Committee, is seeking face time.

She has invitations to make appearances in 20 foreign countries, typically with all expenses paid, McAllister said. She has more than 200 requests for media interviews, again from around the globe.

The right book or movie deal could help Palin reintroduce herself to the nation, on terms she could dictate.

Let's just say that after this interview with Late Show Katie Couric, I would not do David Letterman. In fact, I would do Leno just to spite him:

What's the matter Dave? Sarah turned you down for a date on your show?

Your acting out just like you did when the pretty girls back in Indiana turned you down for the prom.

It's Official: Joy Behar is the most annoying person EVER to host the view


The Sarah Palin Blog conducted an Internet Poll to find out who is the most annoying person ever to host the view?

I know, I know, there are so many choices. How can you possibly pick just one?

But we asked you to make the tough choice and you responded.

It was not a landslide. But Joy Behar now can wear the crown of the most Annoying Person ever to host the view. Joy "Grizzly" Behar got 39 percent of the votes cast and won by a comfortable margin over Rosie O'Donnell who came in second with 32 percent of the vote.

Joy should be especially proud because there are not too many people in the country who can beat out Rosie O'Donnell in a contest of who is more annoying. If you are going to be something, like annoying, you might as well be the best at it.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck, the token conservative voice on "The View," finished third with 20 percent of the vote.

Whoopi Goldberg finished fourth with six percent.

Both Star Jones ad Barbara Walters got two percent.

And the only other choice, Meredeth Vierra, didn't get a single vote.

I wonder if her parents were being sarcastic when they named her Joy?

Friday, November 21, 2008

Rosie O'Donnell versus Joy Behar. One more day to vote on Most Annoying!

















Joy Behar is out in front as the most annoying person to ever host The View, but Rosie O'Donnell is gaining fast.

In third is Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

Whoopi, Star and Barbara all recieved votes.

You have one more day! Vote now in the poll to the right.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Good News and Bad News For Sarah Palin

The bad news is that Sarah Palin will not be a member of the Unites States Senate, at least not for two years.

Her shot at joining the Senate quickly disappeared when Republican Ted Stevens was declared the loser in Alaska's Senate race.

Stevens, convicted recently on federal corruption charges, lost to Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich.

Just days ago, Palin's staff was privately hoping that Stevens would beat Begich. Senate Republicans have said they would lead the effort to expel Stevens, if he won. The door would be open to Senator Sarah Palin who hinted she would run in a special election.

But now Sarah will have to wait until the other Alaskan Senate seat comes up in two years.

If I was Senator Lisa Murkowski, I'd be looking over my shoulder.

In the meantime, Sarah Palin can write a book.

Here is the goo news, the Times of London is reporting that book publishers are willing to shell out upwards of 7 Million Dollars in advance for the rights to a Sarah Palin Book.

Not bad for a family that made 166 thousand dollars last year.

Sarah Palin Already Running Against Obama



Time Magazine ran an online poll
to choose it's person of the year.

Barack Obama. of course, won in a landslide with 372,231 votes.

Sarah Palin came in second with 78, 407 votes.

And get tis, Sarah Palin impersonator, Tina Fey finished third with 21,312 votes.

George W. Bush was fourth with 18, 579 votes

and Olympic Star Michael Phelps finished fifth with 18, 342 votes.

In all Time provided 25 people who you could vote for.


You have to believe it will not be the last time that Sarah Palin and Barack Obama run against each other.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sarah Palin at The Prom and Poolside

Alaska Governor. Sarah Palin showed up to the state's 50th anniversary ball wearing a a pretty awful wrist corsage. Now you see why the RNC spent so much money for a new wardrobe.

Sarah is wearing a pink portrait jacket, a black skirt and a white wrist corsage in the company of Alaska's living past governors.

The corsage is outdated as the past Governors.

It is the kind of corsage you might see at a 1980's High School prom.

Only Sarah didn't even wear one to her 1980's High School prom and here is proof:

Yep, that's Sarah and Todd Palin, high school sweethearts and better dressers.

Now let's take a closer look at that flower on her wrist.

Okay quick, guess the flower. Play the final Jeopardy music.

The answer is - we have no idea.

All we know for sure is that isn’t Alaska's state flower, the forget-me-not. Which would have actually been pretty appropriate and downright metaphoric.

Let's just hope Sarah doesn't start a fashion trend with this corsage the way she did with Beehives and rimless glasses.

And for those of you who have been looking for real Sarah Palin bathing suit pictures, they have shots of Palin poolside at celebuzz.com.

You can see Sarah in her sexy poolside wear by clicking here. We promise that you WILL be disappointed.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Without Sarah Palin to Degrade, Salon Goes After Michelle Obama


Salon Magazine is the kid in that back of the room who is just not all there. The one who snickers when the Biology teacher talks about a little prick of the the finger to test blood type. The kid in Church who thinks the Lord's prayer says, "lead a snot into temptation" an then giggles uncontrollably, wondering why no one else got the joke.

That kid grows up to be an adult, but his humor is still hair-trigger prepubescent. He decided he is the coolest person in the room because he gets jokes that no one else does.

That kid goes on to write for Salon Magazine. And here is a news flash to that kid, "We all get the joke. We just don't think it's that funny."

Words like poopy and ass are still laugh out loud funny to the high minded, low brows at Salon.

And if sex is involved at all, well then it is a lead. And so the writers look for sex and bathroom humor in places where others see none.

Salon is the magazine that wrote a long piece on Sarah Palin's "doability," a conversation usually saved for late nights at the frat house. That article was complete with a picture of Sarah Palin dressed as a dominatrix. The customer was Moose. A drawing right out of the back of a High School copy book.

Sarah is gone, but the sexism lives at Salon.

In the Historic moment that was Barack Obama's election, most publications wrote about issues and ideals like Democracy, Race, Redemption, Hope and Healing.

Salon focused on Michelle Obama's Butt. They were sexist and racist in the same breath and missed the whole story.

As is the case with many who try this kind of humor, the joke is not in the article, the joke IS the article. Salon, we are not laughing with you, we are laughing AT you.

Here is a taste of the literary genius and the deep thinking at Salon:

"But what really thrills me, what really feels liberating in a very personal way, is the official new prominence of Michelle Obama. Barack’s better half not only has stature but is statuesque. She has corruscating intelligence, beauty, style and — drumroll, please — a butt. (Yes, you read that right: I’m going to talk about the first lady’s butt.)

What a bonus! From the ocean of nastiness and confusion that defined this campaign from the beginning, Michelle rose up like Venus on the waves, keeping her coif above water and cruising the coattails of history to present us with a brand-new beauty norm before we knew it was even happening.

Actually, it took me and a lot of other similarly configured black women by surprise. So anxious and indignant were we about Michelle getting attacked for saying anything about America that conservatives could turn into mud, we hardly looked south of her neck. I noted her business suits and the fact she hardly ever wore pants (unlike Hillary). As I gradually relaxed, as Michelle strode onto more stages and people started focusing on her clothes and presence instead of her patriotism, it dawned on me — good God, she has a butt! “Obama’s baby (mama) got back,” wrote one feminist blogger. “OMG, her butt is humongous!” went a typical comment on one African-American online forum, and while it isn’t humongous, per se, it is a solid, round, black, class-A boo-tay. Try as Michelle might to cover it with those Mamie Eisenhower skirts and sheath dresses meant to reassure mainstream voters, the butt would not be denied."


Michelle Obama looked magnificent. She will be our first African American First Lady. I am so sorry that she has to put up with a popular magazine writing a COVER ARTICLE that says her butt is humongous.

Great, like the 12 year old giggling in the back of the room, thanks for ruining the moment Salon.

Maybe if we all just ignore Salon, it will go away and its writers can move on to higher endeavors like MAD Magazine.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Joy, Rosie or Elisabeth? You can still vote for The View's Most Annoying Host.

Five Days left and Joy Behar is still holding on to the lead as "The View"'s most annoying host.

The big surprise is that Rosie O'Donnell is running third and that Star Jones has only 2 votes.

Senator Sarah Palin


Watch the recount of votes in Alaska very carefully.

If Sentor Ted Stevens wins re-election, he is expected to either be expelled from the Senate or resign. Stevens has been convicted of 7 felonies relating to abuse of his office.

Governor Sarah Palin could then call for a special election within 60 to 90 days.

Palin has said in the past that she is not even thinking about the Senate. But today she told Roll Call Magazine that she would consider running if she believed that Alaskans want to send her to Washington. “I just don’t want to close any doors at this point," she said.

Palin used the same “door” metaphor last week when discussing a possible run for the White House in 2012 or 2016, saying: “If there is an open door in '12 or four years later, and if it is something that is going to be good for my family, for my state, for my nation, an opportunity for me, then I'll plow through that door.”

Well, rev up the plow because it looks like Mrs. Palin is going to Washington.

Right now in the recount, Senator Stevens trails Democrat Mark Begich by 1,002 votes with 24 thousand absentee and questioned ballots to still be looked at.

If Stevens wins, the Senate race will be the first step in Sarah Palin running for President, whether the Republican Party or the Media like it or not.

She is a force to be reckoned with because of a loyal and passionate national base, something that few candidates have these days.

Joy Behar Is Early Leader in Most Annoying Host of the View Poll

In heavy voting, Joy Behar has take a big lead in the "The Most Annoying Person ever to host The View" poll.

Elisebeth Hasselbeck and Rosie O'Donnell are tied for a distant second.

Barbara Walters, Star Jones and Whoopi Goldberg have also received votes.

You can vote now to the right.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Another Good Ol' Boy Is Afraid Of Sarah Palin

Poor Newt Ginrgich.

He is scared to death of Sarah Palin.

Newt fancies himself a leader of the Republican Party. He is not.

Newt himself was unfairly demonized by the Democrats after taking leading the charge to take Congress in 1994.

So he should no better than to take down one of his own. Today on Face The Nation, Newt tried to take the wind out of Sarah Palin's sails. "I think that she is going to be a significant player. But she’s going to be one of 20 or 30 significant players. She’s not going to be the de facto leader.”

Then Gingrich sang the praises of Utah Governor John Huntsman, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels.

So what is going on here? First and foremost, it is very possible that Gingrich is sexist. Have you ever heard him mention a woman as a viable candidate for anything? And you'll remember that Newt hasn't exactly treated the women in his life well, he has an extramarital affair and a bitter divorce in his past. he has not treated women either professionally or personally with much respect.

Next, there is the fact that Newt sees himself as rising from the dead to be a party leader. Many in the party, including the Governor's that Newt touted, are upset that Palin is sucking up all the air. No one else gets noticed when Sarah Palin is in the room. Newt only helps himself with dozes of other aspiring Republican leaders by tempering the Palin after-effect. Sarah Palin is in Alaska, an outsider. Those other Republicans he sees and talks with a lot.

Finally, with the rise and fall of John McCain, a Republican moderate and maverick, there is a cry in the Republican party to head back to its Conservative base. There is even talk about Gingrich running in 2012. He could have been just campaigning against his chief rival.

Sarah Palin's media barrage has been brilliant and it is not over yet.

Palin appeals to Conservatives, Pro Lifers, Gun Owners, Women and Evangelicals. That is a powerful coalition in the Republican party, enough to win the nomination.

Watch for a lot of wolves to come out of the forest to try and take Palin down a bit. Newt was just the first to show his fangs. But does that really surprise you?

Suddenly Rosie Like Sarah Palin


Out of the Blue, Rosie O'Donnell told the TV show "Extra" that she admires Sarah Palin and would like to sit down and have a beer with her.

You can read the story here.

O'Donnell said, "I think I probably would like her (Palin) if I met her."

I think there are two things going on here.

1) She has a new TV show coming out on NBC and she needs to kiss up to "Hockey Mom," Joe Six Pack," America.

2) She wants to sway the results of our poll, "Who is the most annoying person to ever host the view?" Rosie is running third.

As we posted last month, Rosie O'Donnell was critical of Sarah Palin for running for President when she had a pregnant daughter and a special needs child at home.

It was a sexist attack for someone who likes to call herself a feminist.

I would not expect that beer anytime soon Rosie. After all, Sarah has a pregnant daughter and a special needs child at home.

Who is More Annoying, Baher, O'Donnell or Hasselbeck? Vote NOW

In early voting, it appears to be a three way race in the voting for the most annoying host of "The View."

Joy Baher holds a slim lead over Elisebeth Hasselbeck and Rosie O'Donenell.

I think Joy and Rosie are splitting the votes, a Baher morphed into O'Donnell when she bolted.

Vote now in the poll to the right -->

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Two Blog Geniuses Expose the Palin Bashers in the Media as Frauds!


The gentleman in the picture to the right is Dan Mirvish. He did something wonderful for Sarah Palin recently. He turned the tables on the Media making exposing as fools the people who tried to make Sarah Palin look like a fool.

It was pure genius.

Posing as Martin Einstadt, a senior foreign policy advisor for the John McCain campaign, Dan Mirvish and his buddy Eitan Gorlan started a blog and claimed to be the source of the leaks about Sarah Palin.

Specifically, Martin Einstadt claimed to be the leak that sarah Palin did not know that Africa was a continent. The LA Times, FoxNews, MSNBC, The New Republic, the Huffington Post and many other sources jumped on the story without even a phone call to the McCain campaign to see if Marty existed.

MSNBC even had experts in to talk about the bogus revelation. Here it is:


The New York Times has a great write up on the hoax. Read it here.

And Tony Handen of the London Telegraph writes that "Sarah Palin Deserves a Media Apology."

That she does.

But it i frightening how gullible the news media is in this 24/7 news cycle. With all of the resources at their disposal, not one person thought to pick up the phone and check out this story.

It exposes several things about media outlets. But the one that interest me the most is the obvious bias towards Sarah Palin. Even before the Charles Gibson interview, the Media bought into the Democratic Narrative that Sarah Palin was inexperienced and not so bright.

So Gibson went after her with that narrative in mind. Katie Couric did the same thing. They asked questions of Palin and set traps that they never did to Obama, McCain or Biden.

By the way, Dan and Eitan are still at it. They are continuing the hoax. You can read it by clicking here. Wouldn't it be great if they got the mainstream media to bite again.

I would not be surprised.

I would however be surprised if any of the media outlets admitted they were wrong and apologized to Sarah Palin for their unfair treatment.

Sarah Holds A Press Conference

The McCain campaign never allowed her to have a press conference.

They blasted her, anonymously of course, when she "went rogue" and held her own impromptu press conferences.

And now she has an official press conference in Florida at the Republican Governor's Association convention and she stole the show.

She was great!

The McCain campaign so mishandled Sarah Palin. They should be ashamed.

Sarah will be fine. She is a rising star.

Those idiots with the McCain campaign should never work for another campaign again.

Toughest Poll Question EVER: Who is the most annoying host of "The View?"


Obnoxious, annoying, big mouthed, inane, vapid, vacuous - all fitting adjectives to describe many of the women who have parked themselves around "The View" table and helped to lower the collective IQ of daytime viewers across America.

But. who is the most annoying host of the view ever?

This may be the toughest poll question ever asked on the Internet. It's like asking who is the smelliest cab driver in New York. there just isn't one correct answer.

The poll is to the right of this post. Choose wisely.

Behar Blast Palin; Leno Blasts Behar


Oh it was great television that ended with Joy Behar calling Jay Leno an asshole. Which is sort of like, David Duke calling somebody a racist.

Behar was going on one of her hack, liberal, uneducated rants about Sarah Palin.

She said, "She need to go back to Alaska and keep an eye on Russia for us."

Referring to a remark from Sarah Palin when she said you can see Russia from Alaska.

In the ABC interview Charles Gibson asked the Alaskan Governor to respond to a comment by the a senior official with the McCain campaign that Palin has foreign policy experience because of Alaska's proximity to Russia. Palin never said that gave her foreign policy experience. All she said in response is "it's true, you can see Russia from parts of Alaska. Then she was sandbagged by the media and especially Joy Behar.

The dimwit Behar then made this twisted analogy, "I watch America's Next Top Model, that doesn't make me a skinny bitch."

To which Leno said, "Well at least not skinny."

The crowd went wild and Behar was ticked off. She said, "Go ahead, be an asshole!" Pure class that Joy Behar.

AOL has the video. You can watch it by clicking here.

I will miss Jay Leno when he goes off the air in May of 2009. He will be replaced by Conan O'Brien. Here's hoping that he gets a deal at Fox and kicks Conan's ass.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Palin Speaks To Governors

The Sarah Palin Media Blitz stopped in Florida yesterday. There are at least five other Republican Governors with their eyes on the 2012 Presidential bid, but Palin stole all of the attention.



In an interview with Matt Lauer aired earlier in the day, Palin says the GOP would be smart to put a woman on the ticket in 2012.

Hint, hint.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sarah Palin Kicks Off Campaign For President 2012



I guess you could argue that she has already kicked off her 2012 campaign with the barrage of Network and Cable interviews this week.


But the real starting gun will come Thursday in Miami when Palin is the keynote speaker for the Republican Governor's Association.


It's not like Palin hasn't already hinted that she is throwing her hair clip into the 2012 ring. In a recent interview she said, "I'd be delighted to "serve in a greater capacity."

She said she would "plow through the door" in 2012, if the opportunity presented itself.

Think of Thursday as a plow tune-up.

There is no question that the opportunity is there and Palin has 4 years to expand her base and build her image.

Palin has the attention of the nation still, but that could be short-lived. Alaska just doesn't get that much attention.

Look for Palin to join the U-S Senate. That could happen soon.

Convicted Sen. Ted Stevens still is leading in vote tally of his close race for re-election against Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich. But although Stevens plans to appeal his federal corruption conviction, if he wins re-election Senate leaders have said they would move to expel him.

Palin then could run for Stevens' seat in a special election, which by law would be held 60 to 90 days after such a vacancy.

Palin has not ruled out running. But being a freshman Senator and on the lowest rung of the 100 member Senate may not be a good thing.

Right now she has the celebrity and the spotlight to run. But watch for grousing from Alaska democrats that she is spending too much time running for President and not enough time running the state. The election has been over one week and it has already started.

Also, there are other rising stars who are members of the Republicans Governor's Association Florida's Charlie Crist, Louisiana's Bobby Jindal and Minnesota's Tim Pawlenty.

Those three along with Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee are not going to allow Palin to keep the spotlight for long.

Barack Obama hasn't even been sworn in and already the race for 2012 has begun.

Mitt Romney has to be considered the front-runner for the Republicans, but Sarah Palin is gaining fast with a lot of track left to go.

McCain Is Proud Of Palin

Finally!

John McCain is defending Sarah Palin after some on the campaign slimed her.

Here he is on the Tonight Show last night:



I hope he gets a little angrier with his so called "top officials" in the future. They should not work on another campaign.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Palin Blames Bush


You are going to hear a lot from Sarah Palin over the next few days.

She will be on the Today show, Fox News, ABC News, Entertainment Tonight, etc, etc over the next week.

The media onslaught started today with a sit down interview with Anchorage TV and the Alaskan Daily News.

You can read the Daily News report and see raw video of the interview by clicking here.

Palin blames the Bush Administration for John McCain losing the election. She said the McCain/Palin ticket came to represent the status quo. She said mismanagement of the Iraq War and a 10 Trillion dollar debt turned even Republicans off.

She attacked the media for unfair stories about her. She was especially upset with the stories that he infant Trig wasn't really hers. Palin says she made the medical records available for everyone to see and sill the rumors persisted.

She also denied the rumors that she has been offered a job from Fox News.

And as for Tina Fey, Palin says she and Tina hit it off on the SNL set.




The irony here is that you are going to see more of Sarah Palin on TV being interviewed over the next week than you did during the campaign because the McCain people are no longer holding her back.

And since there is no need to try and trick her, expose her, or ask a few "gotcha" questions. She will do just fine as she did in the KTTU interview.

By the way, has anybody explained to Chucky Gibson what the Bush Doctrine is? That was supposed to be the first big "gotcha" remember. As it turns out, Sarah Palin was right and Jennings was wrong.

But that didn't play into the narrative as well, so everyone just dropped it after the damage was done.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Arizona Republic Reads The Sarah Palin Blog



Take a look at the two previous posts on this blog and then read this Opinion piece in the Arizona Republic entitled "McCain needs to defend Palin."

Did no one on the McCain campaign read the party champion's biography? Or were the chapters on the importance of honor skipped?

Former John McCain staffers are dishing on Sarah Palin in a clear and shameless attempt to cast blame for their own failure onto someone else's shoulders. The former Republican presidential candidate needs to cut loose with a broadside from his world-famous battery of temper cannons against these despicable gossipmongers.



Palin rang up Republican National Committee accounts for clothing at Neiman Marcus, anonymous staffers are telling Newsweek and others. She was a petulant diva who demanded TV time for her own concession speech. And, playing up the "trashy bimbo" angle, they nattered on about Palin greeting staffers at her hotel-room door swathed in nothing but a towel.

Oh . . . and did we tell you about how she thought Africa was a country?

McCain needs to set this tawdry record straight, starting with the obvious fact that he picked Palin, not the other way around.

It wouldn't hurt to note, too, that his campaign chose to sit on the Alaskan governor for nearly a month before rolling her out into the arms of Charlie Gibson and Katie Couric. In short, throwing her to the wolves.

Nice work, staff.

Exit polling indicates that of voters who considered Palin a factor in their presidential decision, a healthy majority considered her an attribute, not a drag.

Some of these nattering nabobs may be looking for a GOP presidential candidate to throw in with in 2012. They had better hope that candidate isn't a certain Alaskan governor.


Thanks for reading AR. Glad I could help.

McCain Should Publicly Renounce the Traitors in His Campaign


Where is John McCain?

He once said about wasteful spending by members of Congress that if he was elected "you will know their names."

Well I want to know the names of the people in the McCain campaign trashing Sarah Palin.

They ran one of the worst campaigns in history.

They allowed a man who spent the last eight years taking on the President on Iraq, taxes, spending, stem cell research, climate change and torture to be linked to that same President as if they walked lock-step.

They allowed a young, neophyte Senator who had absolutely no record on anything to look more experienced and more polished then their candidate, the most experienced man ever to run for President.

And THEY pushed for the selection of Sarah Palin as Vice-President, he only move they seemed to get right. She added passion and excitement to a campaign that was dying.

And then they allowed the press and the democrats to demonize her.

THEY dressed her up like a Barbie doll and told her not to talk with the press anymore.

I call them they, because THEY have the gift of being anonymous. THEY are the cowards in the McCain campaign who attempted to blame their tickets loss on Sarah Palin.

They called her a Diva. They leaked how much the campaign spent on her wardrobe. They claimed she didn't know Africa was a Continent. And they said she was a "whack job" who was going "rogue."

OF COURSE SHE WAS GOING ROGUE. Wouldn't you want to get away from these incompetent, back-stabbing weasels who were running the campaign and your god name into the ground?

Sarah palin has fired back. You can read it http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/08/us/politics/08palin.html?bl&ex=1226293200&en=13ba3abeed17e92e&ei=5087%0A in the New York Times.

She says the Republican National Committee spent the money on her clothes because they didn't think she was fashionable enough. Remember this is a woman who wore flannel and went hunting and fishing with her family before she was picked to be V-P.

She says, of course she knows Africa is a Continent. But to leak and contort her private conversations during debate preparation is "cruel, mean and unprofessional."

She called the people in the campaign who leaked this stuff, "jerks."

I can think of worse terms for them.

They we trying to save their own reputations at Sarah Palin's expense and it is back-firing. These mutants are being universally and publicly rebuked as being cowards.

Here's hoping they never get to work on another campaign again.

John McCain is an honorable man. I am disappointed that he hasn't publicly renounced these traitors.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Real Palin Effect


The media is already harping on the fact that 60 percent of voters expressed doubts about Sarah Palin being ready to take over as President should something happen to John McCain.

But if you study the exit polls carefully, there is no evidence that this fact actually influenced the vote.

When people were asked if Palin's presence on the ticket was an important factor in their decision, 60 percent answered yes, 33 percent no. But of the 60 percent that said yes, 56 percent ended up voting McCain versus 43 percent Obama.

On the other hand, of the 33 percent that said no, only 33 percent voted McCain versus 64 percent Obama.

What does this mean? People who thought Palin's presence on the ticket was important were more likely to vote McCain by a significant margin. So the media is allowing their bias to influence the interpretation of the data.

You can look even closer than that. Palin was picked specifically to influence a few key demographics for the Republicans - women, independents, white evangelicals and gun owners:

- White women voted McCain/Palin 53-46. That's within the margin of error for how Bush/Cheney score with the same group in 2004, 55-44.

- White independents voted McCain/Palin 49-47. There are no comparable data on this group for 2004, but we do know that independents went for Kerry 49-48 in 2004, and 52-44 for Obama this year. It's safe to conclude that the swing to Obama in this category was caused by non-white independents voting overwhelmingly for the Democratic ticket.

- White evangelical/born again cCristians voted McCain/Palin 74-24 in 2008, which is slightly lower than the 78-21 breakdown in 2004. But their share of the total vote was larger this time than last time (26 percent in 2008 versus 23 percent in 2004), so on balance the white evangelical/born again contribution to the Republican vote was probably about the same size as it was in 2004.

- Gun owners voted for McCain/Palin in the same numbers they voted for Bush/Cheney last time round: 62-37 in 2008 versus 63-36 in 204

So, in those four major target groups, Palin delivered the goods for the McCain campaign. These are groups that were skeptical about McCain before Palin joined the ticket.

In all four categories, the McCain/Palin share of the vote was virtually identical to the Bush/Cheney share in 2004. That seemed impossible before Sarah Palin.

Sarah Palin will be a force to be reckoned with over the next four years.

Sarah Palin In 2012


It was a teary-eyed Sarah Palin who waved to the crowd in Phoenix last night and is now on her way home to Alaska to split time as Governor and Mom.

She has a son in Iraq, a daughter pregnant and an infant with Down Syndrome.

She has her hand's full.

But she has made it clear that this is not the last we will see of Sarah Palin.

"I'm not doing this for naught," Palin said last week, when asked if all the mudslinging in the campaign made her long for a return to the more sedate politics of Alaska, where she is governor.

After McCain's stinging loss, Palin, 44, has emerged as one of the strongest brands the Republicans have got.

As one of the most recognisable figures in a party searching for direction and new leadership, Palin's future role will be a major theme when Republican heavyweights weigh up strategies for the 2010 mid-term congressional elections.

"She definitely is going to be the most popular Republican in this country when this thing is over," Republican strategist Ed Rollins, and former political director to president Ronald Reagan, told CNN before the election.

And the carefully coiffed conservative Christian who cast herself as a maverick, a reformer and an anti-corruption star, has clearly indicated the 2008 run wasn't an end-all to her national political ambitions.

"I think that, if I were to give up and wave a white flag of surrender against some of the political shots that we've taken, that would bring this whole" endeavour to nothing, Palin told ABC last week.

In the last pre-election episode of NBC's Saturday Night Live, comedienne Tina Fey, in her much lauded role impersonating Palin, made a show of "going rogue" from the McCain campaign talking points by trying to hawk "Palin 2012" t-shirts.

At Republican rallies in recent weeks supporters too have been seen displaying "Palin 2012" shirts and banners.

There has been talk in Hollywood of Sarah Palin getting a talk show; talk in Washington of Sarah Palin as the best fundraiser the Republicans have; talk in Alaska of Sarah Palin running for the Senate.

There is a world of options in front of Sarah Palin. She is the star of the Republican Conservative base and if you think she will stay in Alaska for long - you're wrong.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Palin Votes and Get Back On Plane


Thanks for stopping by Governor.

The AP reports that Sarah and Todd Palin voted this morning at Wasilla Town Hall and then got back on a private jet to go to Phoenix, Arizona to watch the results come in with Presidential Candidate John McCain.

The Governor was in Alaska for 4 1/2 hours.

At a coffee shop she held up a newspaper with the headline, "Board Exonerates Palin."

And then took a shot at the media in the 48 down below, "Too much is reported based on gossip and innuendo, and things taken out of context."

Palin, a former TV broadcaster, said some reporting "skewed my record" and was never corrected.

Before getting back on the Jet Palin told a crowd that no matter what happens she will always be "Sarah from Alaska."

But there is no question that Sarah from Alaska has changed forever.

The Most Under-Reported Story of the Day - Palin Cleared in Troopergate.


If you want to see Media Bias at its best, just look how this story is buried in newspapers today.

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has been cleared in Troopergate.

You see, the story that got all the press play was the findings of an inquiry thrown together by the state legislature and rushed to have the most political punch. Even that inquiry couldn't find any criminal wrongdoing but found Palin "abused her power."

But it is the state personnel board that must ultimately decide if wrong was done and if action should be taken.

Here's what they said: "There is no probable cause to believe that Governor Palin violated the Alaska Executive Ethics Act by making the decision to dismiss Department of Public Safety Commissioner (Walt) Monegan and offering him instead the position of director of the Alaska Beverage Control Board."

Was it EVER reported that he was offered another position?

Last month the inquiry commissioned by the state legislature found Mrs Palin had violated ethics rules when she dismissed Mr Monegan in July, allegedly because he refused to fire her former brother-in-law, a state trooper.


The board found no proof of that. But the damage was done and Palin was slimed again by the democrats.

No one in the history of political politics has been vilified, attacked and lied about like this woman. And unlike Barack Obama, she didn't cry and moan everythime their was an accusation.

She just keeps smiling and fighting back.

And again, she has been cleared.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Sarah Palin Nude One More Time


A Day after John McCain picked Sarah Palin to be his running mate, another blog called Hillary Clinton's Army ran this picture with the title, "Sarah Palin Nude."

The owner of the blog reports that the photo has received 50 thousand hits and still gets 100 hits per day.

What is it about Sarah Palin that men are so attracted to?

She is a former Beauty Queen, but there must be more.

The sick thing about the picture is that it is actually Sharon Tate, the gorgeous actress brutally murdered by followers of Charles Manson in 1968.

As an homage to this twisted, sick and hateful election, I bring you the picture one last time on the eve of the day we've all been waiting for - the day the campaigning ends.

Another Sarah Palin Effifgy. Let Her Know How You Feel.

Here we go again. Crazy begets crazy.

You know this latest whack job got all excited about the attention paid to the wacko in West Hollywood and just needed to get in on the "look at me" action.

This latest Sarah Palin effigy is in, where else, California. This time the mindless show of hate hangs in Woodland Hills in the front yard of Greater Valley Glen Council member and registered Republican Dr. Charlotte Laws.

Position and education does not make you less filled with hate or more filled with common sense. Here is the proof.

Laws is upset that Palin is a hunter and says, “Which is more offensive? Palin’s butchered corpses or a plastic doll attached to the roof?”

I am not a big fan of hunting either. But my answer would be both.

You will remember that a Sarah Palin effigy was removed from a home in West Hollywood, California on October 30, 2008.

The torch (or noose) has been passed. When the first Sarah Palin effigy was removed from WEHO, Dr. Laws immediately erected one outside her home in Woodland Hills,

Laws says the Palin effigy will remain in place until after the election on November 4, 2008.

Let Dr. Laws know how you feel. Here is her address:

Dr. Charlotte Laws
Algunas Road
Woodland Hills, 91364

Also, if you live in Greater Valley Glen, please vote this lady out of office. This is not the way to make a point.

The 11th Hour Palin Surprise - Coal.


In the heart of Coal Country in Marietta, Georgia, Sarah Palin launched a new attack against Barack Obama, this after an audiotape interview with Obama has surfaced where he says he is "comfortable" with "bankrupting the coal industry."

The audiotape is from an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle.

“He said that, sure, if the industry wants to build coal-fired power plants, then they can go ahead and try, he says, but they can do it only in a way that will bankrupt the coal industry, and he's comfortable letting that happen,” Palin said. “And you got to listen to the tape.”

The interview was conducted way back on January 17. Raising the legitimate question, why are we just hearing about this now?

"Why is the audiotape just now surfacing?” Palin asked, leading someone in the crowd to shout, “Liberal media!”

The Los Angeles times is also sitting on a videotape of Barack Obama attending a banquet for a former PLO spokesperson. At the banquet that Obama attended, the theme was ant-Israel. But the Times has refused to release the tape.

This recent tape should have an effect on the vote in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Colorado and West Virginia, all battleground states.

You can read more about Palin's attack here on the CBS blog from the campaign trail.

And here is the audiotape:


The Obama campaign claims that he is a supporter of coal. But in his own words in the audiotape he says, "I am not some coal booster." And his running mate Joe Biden has been even more to the point saying they are not going to build coal plants in the United States because "it'll kill ya."

Coal officials in West Virginia were quick to respond and call Obama's words "unbelievable."

And in Ohio, a coal official said, "It is clear now that Obama wants to kill the coal industry."
Interesting that as Obama fights for Pennsylvania votes, he makes another slip in San Francisco. During the Pennsylvania Primary it was in San Francisco that Obama said the working class in Pennsylvania are "bitter" and "cling to their guns and religion."

Eventually we always seem to find out what Obama really wants to do when he feels comfortable with a liberal reporter.

He lost the Pennsylvania Primary to Hillary Clinton because of the bitter comment.

We'll see if this latest comment from Obama will amount to a lump of coal in his stocking on Election Day.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Palin Gets Hire SNL Ratings Than McCain

Sarah Palin gets bigger crowds than John McCain on the campaign trail, so it just follows that she would get bigger ratings after back to bak saturday Night Live appearances.

Last night's show, featuring a McCain and Tina "Palin" Fey campaigning on QVC, pulled a 9.0 rating in the overnight ratings, per Nielsen stats, about 15 percent off last week's Palin-powered SNL.

Overall, the McCain show was another winner for SNL, which saw the combination of the presidential candidate, wife Cindy McCain, Fey and host Ben Affleck (as Keith Olbermann, among others) boost ratings 27 percent over last week's show.

Total viewer figures were not available, although, using last week's numbers as a guide, a guess could be made that as many as 12 million tuned in. (About 14 million watched the Palin SNL.)

Here is the clip featuring Sarah "going Rogue" in the middle.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

DON'T BLAME SARAH


In the last week, some nameless rat in the McCain campaign are looking for somebody to blame.

Because the Presidential campaign staff and the Vice Presidential campaign staff rarely mix, it is easy to point down. That is exactly what is happening.'

The rats sensing defeat are not jumping off the ship, instead they are throwing Sarah Palin off and blaming her for all of their problems.

They have resorted to name calling and slimy accusations.

First of all, all of these rats were probably nodding their head in agreement with John McCain when he picked Palin.



Second, Palin brought life to a lifeless campaign, solidified the Conservative base and attracted women that would not have considered McCain.

Finally, if John McCain ever found out who the rats are he would fire them on the spot and, as McCain likes to say, "you would know their names."

Kathryn Jean Lopez wrote a great article on the blame game in the National Review.

She writes, "There are all sorts of reasons not to blame Palin for the down-to-the-wire nature of this close election, but to thank her. Without her, all may have been lost for the Republicans weeks ago. She has, by McCain’s own admission, energized the campaign. She has presented America with an entirely new type of feminism, one that conservative women and the Catholic Church can finally understand and identify with. She should not be faulted for providing the campaign and the election with a breath of fresh air. She’s clearly not a creature of Washington; she’s a citizen-legislator. She’s an ambitious, honest woman who tries to make it all work without playing victim or sacrificing her family."

And just watch, when Palin runs in 2012, these rats will all be looking to be a part of her campaign.

Palin Impressing Former Critics


Eugene Robinson, who is seen often on Meet The Press, was a harsh critic of Sarah Palin.

In his column today he changed his mind.

Here is Robinson in Today's Washington post, "I thought Palin was a lightweight; she's not. I thought she was an ingenue; she is, but only as long as her claws are sheathed. I thought she was bewildered and star-struck at her sudden elevation to national prominence; if she ever was, she isn't anymore. I thought she was nothing but raw political talent and unrealistic ambition; it turns out that she has impressive political skills. I thought she was destined to become nothing more than a historical footnote; I now think that Democrats underestimate her at their peril."

You can read the whole column by clicking here.

It's not that Robinson thinks Palin will help win in 2008, but watch for her in 2012 and beyond.

Palin a Pin Up Girl


Even if Sarah Palin does not become the Vice President, you can keep her around in 2009 with the Sarah Palin calender.

Judith Patrick, a photographer from Wasilla, Alaska put the calendar together. She is Wasilla's vice-mayor and a friend of Palin's.

The Calender includes 50 shots of Palin and her family.

The cover has a patriotic theme featuring Palin slinging a shotgun over her shoulder.

It costs $15.95 and can be purchased from Amazon, Atlas Books or from the photographer’s website, judypatrickphotography.

You can buy this one or wait for the photoshopped version. Once that comes out, you'll have maybe a week before the lawsuit and the injunction.

Palin The Energizer Bunny of 2008 Campaign


Of the 4 Candidates on the major tickets, Sarah Palin has kept the most impressive schedule. McCain, Obama and Biden take long break between appearances and afford themselves down time. Sarah Palin doesn't seem to know what down time is.

And she has become a regular in a handful of battleground states. You know the ones.

For all of the talk of the new battleground states in this election, Sarah Palin is devoting the majority of her time in the closing days to stumping in three long-established swing states.

On Friday, the Republican VP nominee took a bus tour across the central swath of Pennsylvania, and on Sunday, she’ll head back to Ohio for a series of rallies there.

Today is all about Florida, a state where Palin has spent less time than some of the other big battlegrounds, but one in which the Republicans must hold on to in order to win the election. Palin’s bus tour brings her to the familiar I-4 corridor across the central part of the state, which is about evenly split between Republicans and Democrats.

The Alaska governor begins her day start near the Gulf Coast with a rally in New Port Richey, then she’ll head east to Polk City and finally north to Ocala.

With only three days until Nov. 4, Palin is on a nearly round-the-clock campaign schedule. After the Florida events, she’ll hold rallies in Raleigh, North Carolina and suburban Richmond, Virginia.

Her rallies have been the biggest draw of the four candidates. Many times Obama and Palin have appeared at the same venue within days of each other. In each case, Palin has drawn a bigger crowd.

With the polls tightening in the last few days, the Republicans are using Palin to get out the core Republican voters who love her.