Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sarah Palin Says She Will Defeat Barack Obama

If Sarah Palin runs against Barack Obama, she say she will win.

We are talking about a race - a real race. A long distance race where you actually run run...not campaign run.

The Governor of Alaska made the bold claim in the upcoming edition of Runner's World magazine.

Runner's World: What about in a race? Could you beat the president?

Governor Palin: I betcha I'd have more endurance. My one claim to fame in my own little internal running circle is a sub-four marathon. It wasn't necessarily a good running time, but it proves I have the endurance within me to at least gut it out and that is something, if you ever talk to my old coaches they'd tell you, too. What I lacked in physical strength or skill I made up for in determination and endurance. So if were a long race that required a lot of endurance I'd win.

Another interesting story to come out of the interview is after Runner's World asked her about the most memorable run she had during the campaign for vice-president.

Oh, my gosh, the one that really stands out I'm embarrassed to death to repeat. I went for a run at John McCain's ranch a couple of days before the debate with Joe Biden. My favorite thing in the world is to run on hot, dusty roads. I don't get enough of that in Alaska. So I was in heaven and there were plenty of hills so I knew my thighs were going to just throb and my lungs were going to burn and that's what I crave.

I like running alone and having the Secret Service with me added a little bit of pressure. I'm thinking I gotta have good form and can't be hyperventilating and can't be showing too much pain and that adds a little more pressure on you as you're trying to be out there enjoying your run. Then I fell coming down a hill and was so stinkin' embarrassed that a golf cart full of Secret Service guys had to pull up beside me. My hands just got torn up and I was dripping blood. In the debate you could see a big fat ugly Band-Aid on my right hand. I have a nice war wound now as a reminder of that fall in the palm of my right hand. For much of the campaign, shaking hands was a little bit painful.

Runner's World has the interview online. You can read it by clicking here. The magazine with the article about Sarah Palin's running hits the newsstands on July 7.

McCain's Cowards Bash Sarah Palin Some More

Senator John McCain is an American Hero.

Even though he almost died in a North Vietnamese POW camp, he turned down a chance to go home out of loyalty to the other POW's. If they don't get to go home, I won't go home.

That is the kind of selfless loyalty that has been central to John McCain's character.

So why then are those who ran his campaign and are close to the Senator being so disloyal as to continually bash Sarah Palin since the campaign? And they do it in the most cowardice way, they whisper in the ears of journalists from the damp, dark underbelly of anonymity.

There is no accountability. There is no honor. It is all very un-John McCain and I am still waiting for the old warrior to show his outrage. So far, as Sarah Palin continues to fight off the arrows shot by Pigmy's in the brush, John McCain has all but given his tacit approval by remaining silent.

I have always admired John McCain. Right now I am embarrassed for him. The attacks do little to hurt Sarah Palin - they hurt John McCain.

The latest journalist to tap into the confederacy of McCain dunces is Todd Purdam writing for Vanity Fair. Here are some excerpts:

“The problem was she came down from Alaska with basically Todd as a sort of trusted bellwether adviser,” one McCain friend says. “She was given this staff of 20. It was probably too big a staff. To be real honest with you, I don’t think she could figure out who to trust.”

“She started to hedge her bets,” the same McCain friend says. “Frequently, she would be concerned about how something would play in Alaska. What? You’re worried about your backside in Alaska when there are hundreds of millions of dollars being spent?” One longtime McCain friend and frequent companion on the trail was heard to refer to Palin as “Little Shop of Horrors.”

At least one savvy politician—Barack Obama—believed Palin would never have time to get up to speed. He told his aides that it had taken him four months to learn how to be a national candidate, and added, “I don’t care how talented she is, this is really a leap.” The paramount strategic goal in picking Palin was that the choice of a running mate had to ensure a successful convention and a competitive race right after; in that limited sense, the choice worked

Election Night brought what McCain aides saw as the final indignity. Palin decided she would make her own speech at the ticket’s farewell to the faithful, at the Arizona Biltmore, in Phoenix. When aides went to load McCain’s concession speech into the teleprompter, they found a concession speech for Palin—written by Bush speechwriter Matthew Scully, who had also been the principal drafter of her convention speech—already on the system. Schmidt and Salter told Palin that there was no tradition of Election Night speeches by running mates, and that she wouldn’t be giving one. Palin was insistent. “Are those John’s wishes?” she asked. They were, she was told. But Palin took the issue to McCain himself, raising it on the walk from his suite to the outdoor rally. Again the answer was no

It is a long piece - 6 Internet pages - and you can read it all by clicking here.

There is a comment section afterwards and I encourage you to let Vanity Fair and the world know how you feel about the McCain coward who continue to anonymously gossip about Sarah Palin months after the campaign.

The McCain campaign was awful. In the article the weasel staffers blame everyone but themselves for losing. They blame Palin, they even blame McCain for picking her.

The hard truth is Sarah Palin breathed life into a dying campaign. The poll numbers were sliding until Palin's convention speech. After the speech, McCain campaigned with Palin because she drew the big crowds that he could not.

And the fact that they can not stop bashing Sarah Palin should be a warning to all future campaigns about the intestinal character those connected with the McCain campaign. I am sorry that I am painting with such a wide brush, I'm sure not all McCain staff members are as slimey. But don't blame me for being slimed as well, that's what happens when the ugly whispers come from the anonymous - every one becomes a suspect; everyone is tarnished by the idiocy of a few.

But why would you want anyone attached to the McCain campaign as part of your campaign staff? They run an awful campaign and then blame everyone else later.

Monday, June 29, 2009

A Note From Sarah Palin and SarahPac

Sarah{ac, Sarah Palin's political action committee sent out an e-mail today asking for contributions. Tomorrow is the deadline for reporting donations to the PAC from the first half of the year.

Here it is and below is a not from the Governor.


From: Meghan Stapleton, SarahPAC
To: SarahPAC Supporters

Greetings from Alaska where the fish are running and the sun is shining late!

Not long ago, I had the opportunity to spend time with Governor Palin as we visited Central New York, Manhattan, Long Island, Washington, D.C. and Texas.

It never ceases to amaze me that every time we travel together, virtually every moment of her time is spent talking to and caring for others, while listening to and learning from them as well - like brave, young Robert whose life we celebrated at the Autism Speaks Walk or the historical voices of the strong men and women upon whose shoulders we stand, including Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony and former Secretary William H. Seward.

Below, I attached a quick note from the Governor which she penned before leaving the country last week. I am attaching it to this memo because I am asking you to help Governor Palin and SarahPAC today!

You have been so incredibly supportive and generous, and now we ask you again for your help - and we ask that you please also encourage your friends and family to give.

SarahPAC needs to be in the position to help fund candidates who are going to fight for what we all believe - smaller government, less spending, and fewer taxes. With your help, we can take the Governor's message and encourage others who also have hope and are firmly rooted in the conservative belief that you know how best to spend your money and not government.

SarahPAC can't do that without your help. Please visit this link and give to SarahPAC today - and encourage others to do so as well.

Meghan Stapleton

P.S. Please give before June 30th. Your help is critical. Visit this link to give!

Click here for Link.

Dear SarahPAC Supporter:

I wanted to drop you a quick note about my trip earlier this month - a whirlwind tour and an opportunity to share a bit more about Alaska. (I am writing this before heading overseas to visit our Troops; I know that will be a most inspiring journey!)

It is such a treat to talk to everyone about Alaska and hear stories of fishing, hunting, and camping. And it thrills me to hear from those who wish to visit our beautiful state! Alaska has much to offer - from her magnificent glaciers to her abundant natural resources to fuel our homes and businesses.

When we travel outside Alaska, the hospitality is always overwhelming, and Todd and I so enjoyed meeting many new people on our recent trip to the Lower 48 - all emblematic of so many across this country who are willing to give of time, energy and effort to help one another.

It was thrilling to see the look on both young and old faces as I traveled to New York, Washington, D.C. and Texas. Words can never express the incredible spirit of all those who dedicate their lives to making even one life more comfortable.

Todd and I always recognize how grateful and proud we are to be citizens of the United States. We are so very blessed.

With an Alaska Heart,
Sarah Palin

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Palin Visits Wounded in Germany. Remember What Obama Did?

From Sarah Palin's Twitter Page -

LtGen Campbell & I now n Germany=visit wounded warriors seek to do more to help these deserving patriots than mere visit they sacrifice much

So The Governor of Alaska is visiting wounded soldiers in Germany.

Remember during the campaign when Barack Obama as scheduled to visit wounded soldiers, nut then found out that the news media was not allowed to go with him? He cancelled the visit - no cameras - no Obama.

This is what he did instead:

That's okay. My gut tells me that Sarah Palin is more popular with the troops anyway.

Palin Did NOT Steal Joke From Letterman

At least he didn't make a Herman Munster joke!

I have read a number of posts on assorted blogs claiming that Sarah Palin ripped off her John Kerry long face joke from David Letterman.

The posters think this is a bog gotcha moment - Governor Palin ripping off a joke from the same guy whose jokes she was so offended by.

First - her aim was to entertain the troops, which she did, as testament by their reaction of laughter and applause.

Second - As I pointed out (see below) bot Letterman and Palin were using the punchline from a joke that is as old as Vaudeville.

Here is the bottom line - John Kerry was inappropriate and not funny. Sarah Palin was completely appropriate and very funny.

John Kerry was doing what he always does - pandering to rich Democrats at a fundraiser (he spends more time doing that than in the Senate.)

Sarah Palin was entertaining and showing support for the troops overseas.

Bottom line - John Kerry loses...again.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Sarah Palin Takes A Shot At Horse Face

There is an old joke that goes - A horse walks into a bar and the bartender says "Why the long face?"

Well, Sarh Palin took that joke and made it more relevant today when talking with the troops in Kosovo.

Massachusets Senator and failed Presidential candidate John Kerry made a dumb joke about Governor Palin. When South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford was missing - Kerry joked that he wish Palin had gone missing instead. Dumb joke, not very funny, a little mean and definitely inappropriate.

He was trumped big time by Palin who said to the troops about Kerry: "He looked quite frustrated and he looked so sad," Palin responded. "I just wanted to reach out to the TV and say, 'John Kerry, why the long face?'"

Now THAT'S Funny. Here is the video of Sarah getting applause from the troops. It is about 9 miniutes in:

Another Of Sarah Palin's Children Attacked

There have been many comments on this blog asking why Sarah Palin doesn't just turn the other cheek to the constant attacks.

I submit that these attacks are unprecedented in Modern American Politics - a constant stream of vicious attacks - not just on Sarah Palin - but on her family.

From the moment she stepped onto the national stag, there were vicious rumors that her infant son with Downs Syndrome was not hers; that her teenage daughter Bristol had the child and Mom claimed it was hers to cover it up.

Then came David Letterman and his so called joke about raping 14-year old Willow at a Yankees game. (Letterman apologized and said he thought it was Bristol at the Yankees game.)

And now come the lowest of the low - an attack on Trig, the special needs infant. This attack comes from the same Alaskan Blogger who has been attacking the Governor ever since she stepped on the National Stage. She is doing the devil's work for the Democrats from the sewers of the Internet.

She laughably calls herself Celtic Diva. Her real name is Linda Kellen Biegel, I believed it's pronounced just like the dog - Beagle. I'm certain she took a lot of teasing as a child - maybe that is why she is filled with so much hate.

Look at what she did to a photo of Sarah Palin holding Baby Trig -

The face that Biegel put on baby Trig is that of Alaskan Conservative talk show host Eddie Burke. Ms. Biegel - attack the Governor if you wish - attack Mr. Burke if you wish - they are both adults and in the public forum. But leave the children alone, please!

Here is the statement about the picture released by Sarah Palin spokesperson Meghan Stapleton:

Recently we learned of a malicious desecration of a photo of the Governor and baby Trig that has become an iconic representation of a mother's love for a special needs child.

The mere idea of someone doctoring the photo of a special needs baby is appalling. To learn that two Alaskans did it is absolutely sickening. Linda Kellen Biegel, the official Democrat Party blogger for Alaska, should be ashamed of herself and the Democratic National Committee should be ashamed for promoting this website and encouraging this atrocious behavior.

Babies and children are off limits. It is past time to restore decency in politics and real tolerance for all Americans. The Obama Administration sets the moral compass for its party. We ask that special needs children be loved, respected and accepted and that this type of degeneracy be condemned.

Here is Biegel's site - it looks like she posted yet another picture defaming baby Trig. Click here if you want to leave comments on her site.

Better yet, don't go to her site - it will only feed her ego - email her at celticdivaak@yahoo.com.

Also she has two advertisers on her site - Outdoor Outfitters can be reached at 801-415-9546. Or you cab click here to send a message.

And JoDangles Designs can be reached at (907) 250-4978

You can contact the advertisers and tell them they may not want their products shown on that site.

Finally, for those who comment to say that Sarah Palin is hyper-sensitive or is just looking for publicity, stop and think for a moment. What if it was your child? What if it was your special needs child?

She is a Mom first, a politician second. And all of the comment and debate does not take away from the simple fact that children should be off limits.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Proof The John Kerry Is Still A Dope

From the man who gave us - "I actually voted for the 87 million before I voted against it" - when explaining his vote against body armor for the troops - comes another gem.

As proof that Sarah Palin is always on the Democrats minds, long faced John Kerry, who refused to go away, used the Mark Sanford story to take a shot at Sarah Palin.

From the Boston Herald -

The Bay State senator was telling a group of business and civic leaders in town at his invitation about the “bizarre’’ tale of how South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford had “disappeared for four days’’ and claimed to be hiking along the Appalachian Trail, but no one was really certain of his whereabouts.

“Too bad,’’ Kerry said, “if a governor had to go missing it couldn’t have been the governor of Alaska. You know, Sarah Palin.’’

Oh boy, dumbo is at it again - remember this moment when he insulted our troops serving overseas:

After 6 years, and he is still not funny. But please, John Kerry, keep talking. The more you show your face - the more people will vote Republican in 2012.

Check out more of John Kerry's greatest moments at the blog "blatherings" by clicking here.

And click here for the entire Boston Herald article.

AP Stands for Anti-Palin

Here we go again.

The Associated Press in an analysis of the Mark Sanford debacle decided to take the opportunity o attack Sarah Palin and other Republican Candidates, in a piece seemingly written by The Democratic Campaign Committee.

Don't these people have editrs?

In a piece called "Sanford's Extramarital Affair a Problem for the GOP," the writer or writers used the Sanford story as an excuse to slime their favorite target - Governor Sarah Palin.

From the AP -

And none has had a rockier go of it than the party's best-known governor, Alaska's Sarah Palin. The 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee has been dogged by ethics complaints and has engaged in public feuds with Levi Johnston, the former fiance of Palin's teenage daughter, Bristol, and the father of Bristol's infant son, and with late-night comic David Letterman.

Palin, whose vice presidential bid sparked a devoted grass-roots following across the country, has also angered GOP leaders in Washington for poor communication and for canceling appearances at party events and fundraisers

Funny, the Pew Institute showed her popularity went up among almost all groups after that "rockier go of it."

But the mental gymnastics that one has to undertake to relate the above to the Mark Sanford story is mind=boggling. It shows you the length that the Anti-Palin news service will go to to slam Sarah Palin.

By the way, in an unusual move, no one from the AP put their name on this lame piece of analysis - after reading it you can understand why. Click ere.

And please check out Rusty Weiss's piece on Newsbusters.Org - it is where I got this story and he has much more. Click here.

Sarah Is Going Overseas To Cheer Up The Troops

She broke the news on Twitter - "Travel now to bring appreciation from their Alaska family & Natl Guard leadership to heroes in US European Command's area of responsibility."

And with that tweet Sarah Palin announced that she is heading out overseas to visit Alaska National Guard Troops.

That's all we know about the trip because the Defense Department had asked that further details not be released yet, for security reasons.

Two years ago, Palin visited Alaska National Guard troops in Kuwait and wounded soldiers on a U.S. base in Germany, as well as a border crossing on the Kuwait-Iraq border.

Of course, Sarah Palin's son Track is serving in Iraq. It would be nice if somehow she got to see him.

It is becoming more when than if, but IF she runs for the 2012 Republican Presidential Nomination, video and pictures from this trip will be important.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Palin's Popularity Grows After Letterman

The Pew institute released a poll that shows Governor Sarah Palin's popularity growing among Republicans to the point that no other candidate is even close.

Palin leads Mitt Romney 73%-57%, a solid 16 point lead.

Governor Palin's popularity is growing in every segment - Democrats, Independents, Men and Women - but she still suffers from a slight gender gap with a more favorable rating among men than women.

Her strongest supporters are still among the Republican base with 84% of White Evangelicals supporting her and 80% of White Conservatives.

The new poll clearly shows two thing -

1) Sarah Palin is the Republican front-runner for 2012

2) The whole Letterman Saga helped her.

To view the entire poll got to the Pew Institute's web site by clicking here.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sarah Palin Will Not Run For Re-Election in 2010

That is the way it looks right now.

The political whispers coming out of Alaska is that Governor Sarah Palin will announce in the fall that she is not running for re-election.

According to Andy Barr of Politico.Com, top Democrats and top Republicans are running stealth campaigns to be ready for the Palin announcement. There are at least a half dozen people in each party who would run if Palin steps down.

Right now she is giving every sign that she is NOT running and will instead focus on getting ready for a run for the 2012 Republican nomination.

From Politico -

“There is nothing that she has done that leads me to believe she will seek reelection,” said Andrew Halcro, a former Republican state legislator who ran for governor as an independent candidate in 2006 and is weighing another run. “If you’re Palin, once you’ve flown first class, you don’t go back to coach. She’s been to the show and certainly seemed to like it there.”

“I have no doubt in my mind that, barring some unforeseen collapse on the national stage, she won’t seek reelection,” he added.

“We don’t think she’s running,” said a Washington-based Democratic operative who is closely watching the gubernatorial race.

This all makes sense and is what we have been saying on this blog for months. Sarah Palin is going to run for President.

Every Republican congressional and senatorial candidate will want to tape into Palin's ability to raise funds and draw crowds and media attention. As Sarah Palin tours the lower 48 campaigning for those candidates, she will be picking up important IOU's.

That's why she can't run for re-election in Alaska in 2010.

Here's more from Andy Barr:

To read his post on Politico - click here.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Maybe Letterman Should tell Dirty Jokes About Conan


Andrew Malcolm at the LA Times is still letting Letterman have it over his bad Palin jokes.

Read his latest shot at "the grumpy old man" by clicking here.

Wrap-up of Palin-Letterman Saga

In case you missed it, Slate had a nice analysis of the Sarah versus Dave battle. Dahlia Lithwick came to the same conclusion we did - that both the Governor and the Comedian won. Although I would argue that if you were scoring by points - Sarah Palin came out ahead because there will be a large group that liked Letterman, but no longer do. And Sarah Palin got sympathy from groups who were lukewarm to her, including NOW.

Here is how Dalia saw it -

Anyone who's been scoring Letterman v. Palin knows that it has been a ratings boon to both sides: Last week, David Letterman told a tasteless joke. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin flipped out. Letterman apologized. Palin went berserk. Letterman apologized again. Palin accepted his apology on behalf of "young women" everywhere. Letterman's ratings skyrocketed. And Palin is back in the headlines. Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

To read the entire article click here.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Palin and Letterman Both Win After Apology

And so it finally ends.

David Letterman apologizes.

I have always liked Letterman. I like him because he seemed smarter, classier and more responsible then your typical late night comedian.

This week's "real" apology renewed my faith in Letterman.

His apology was the right thing to do. Sure it took a week and yes I believe he was feeling pressure from several sources, but he still apologized and that shows a great deal of class.

I am glad that Sarah Palin accepted the apology. That also showed class. In fact, now I think that the Governor should go on the show with David Letterman. I am certain he would treat her well and this could be the beginning of a relationship that would be good for both of them.

As to who won, I think they both did. But Sarah Palin was a big winner. It was finally acknowledged that the attacks on her and her family are over the line and not acceptable. David Letterman had the class to apologize. Let's see if anyone else has as much class.

Here is the script of the apology-

I told a bad joke. I told a joke that was beyond flawed, and my intent is completely meaningless compared to the perception. And since it was a joke I told, I feel that I need to do the right thing here and apologize for having told that joke.

It's not your fault that it was misunderstood, it's my fault that it was misunderstood (audience applauds). Thank you. So I would like to apologize, especially to the two daughters involved, Bristol and Willow, and also to the governor and her family and everybody else who was outraged by the joke. I'm sorry about it, and I'll try to do better in the future. Thank you very much.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Sarah Palin On CNN

Sarah is still ripping Letterman, still ripping Obama, but she is silent on running for re-election in Alaska.

CNN Asks "Is Palin Running For President?" Duh!

Let's see she has campaigned in the lower 48 for top Republican candidates; she started a PAC; polling was done in Iowa (not by Sarah Palin but an pollster not affiliated with Sarah Palin -wink, wink); she continues to do national media; she has met with important Republican power brokers and she has made strategic visits to the lower 48 in front of huge crowds. To top that all off, she has been one of the main critics of President Obama and turned down much of the stimulus money.

Oh, and she is at the top or near the top of all polls of likely 2012 Republican candidates.

And CNN asks if Sarah Palin is running for President. They are masters of the obvious, they are.

(CNN) -- Has Sarah Palin started running for president? In the last week alone, the Alaska governor appeared at a Republican fundraiser in Washington D.C., attended a baseball game in New York and even led a small-town parade on the U.S. east coast, 5,000 kilometers from her small town on the western side of the continent.

It looks so much like a campaign for the White House, you could almost forget that Barack Obama has just settled into the presidency and will keep it until the end of 2012 at least.

What's Palin doing? Attracting crowds, cameras and lot of buzz.

To read the rest of the CNN report click here.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Sarah Palin On David Letterman's Joke - "It's Not Cool."

Matt Lauer on David Letterman's joke about Sarah Palin's Daughter. "He did not mention Willow by name and he did say that he was not referring to your 14 year old daughter."

Sarah Palin to Matt Lauer: "You and anybody else are extremely naive to believe that very convenient excuse of David Letterman's the other day. it took a couple of days for him to think of that excuse - he wasn't talking about my 14 year old daughter who was there with me at the game - he was talking about some other daughter. I think that's a weak excuse and regardless it was a degrading comment about a young woman and I would hope people really start rising up and saying it's not acceptable. no wonder young girls have such low self-esteem in America, when we think that it's funny for a so-called comedian to get away with such a remark as he did and think that is acceptable."

Wow! Mama bear has her claws out. This controversy is not going away anytime soon. Here is the full interview on The Today Show -

Sarah Palin on Colbert Report

This is the way Matt Tobey of Comedy Central introduced this clip on their web site. Remember, these are hos words - not mine.

POSTED BY: Matt Tobey
Throughout the show's week in Iraq, The Colbert Report has featured taped messages from two former Presidents, Bush I and Clinton, and one current President, Obama. Well, last night, they officially covered all their bases with an appearance by a future President.*

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Lt. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr.
Colbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorStephen Colbert in Iraq

Stephen Colbert - funny. David Letterman - not funny.

By Not Apologizing Letterman Just Made Things Worse

David Letterman made a big mistake....and then he made another one.

He made a joke about Sarah Palin's daughter getting "knocked up" during the seventh inning stretch of a Yankees game. As we all know by now, Sarah Palin was at the game with her 14 year old daughter Willow. Letterman, or the writer who penned the joke, thought it was 18 year old Bristol who gave birth to a beautiful little boy named Tripp last year.

Either way it's not funny and a politician's teenage daughter should be off limits. But joking about a 14 year old is worse - it's joking about statutory rape.

Letterman admits it was a mix up and that the joke was tasteless. So you would think and "I'm sorry" or "I apologize" would follow. But Letterman couldn't bring himself to say those words. He talked about it for seven and a half minutes on his show and couldn't muster a simple apology.

Two words - "I'm sorry" - would have put an end to the whole mess. But now the debate rages on the view, on MSNBC, on all the morning shows, on talk radio and on Fox News.

Some on the left have made things uglier by using the same argument that has been made against women victims for years - "She was asking for it."

Who was? Willow Palin for going with he Mom to a Yankee game? Or Sarah Palin for being a good Mom and being proud to have her children with her?

Why is Sarah Palin the only politician in history who is criticized for having her children share precious moments with her? Should the Obamas also hide their children? Of course not. The argument is as silly as the people who make it.

But this all could have gone away with the two words that David Letterman's ego wouldn't allow him to say.

In a related note - Conan O'Brien's ratings are up on NBC and for the first time since he debuted he beat Letterman.

I think Sarah Palin should appear on the Tonight show with Conan - what do you think?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

A Member of The Main Stream Media Who Understands the Palin-Letterman Feud

The mental and moral gymnastics that the media is going through to defend David Letterman would be laughable, if it wasn't so sickening.

The left and the media (am I being redundant) is more than willing to give Dave a pass, without an apology, for a joke about the statutory rape of a 14 year old girl.

I wonder if they would have the same reaction if a similar joke was made about Chelsea Clinton, when the Clinton's were in the White House, or, God Forbid, about one of the Obama girls. Or what if that joke was made about their own teenage daughter.

I was scouring the Internet and found excuses after excuse for David and more than a few attacks on Governor Sarah Palin.

And then I found Steve Chapman's Blog from the Chicago Tribune. He is not a fan of Sarah Palin's, but apparently he is a big fan of truth and fairness. Thanks you Sir.

Here is his post:

Palin is right about Letterman

I don't agree with many things that Sarah Palin says, but she has solid grounds to be furious at David Letterman. After Palin's recent trip to Yankee Stadium with 14-year-old daughter Willow, he joked about the girl having sex with Alex Rodriguez. Letterman now says he was talking about 18-year-old Bristol, who had a baby out of wedlock last year.

But Bristol wasn't on the trip. Confusing Bristol with Willow is about as understandable as confusing Bristol with one of her brothers--or confusing Letterman with Leno.

So Palin and anyone else paying attention had every reason to think he was talking about Willow. And making a joke like that about her is inexcusable. In the first place, she's 14. In the second place, she bears no responsibility for her sister's behavior--or what her mother had done.

For that matter, it's hard to see what Bristol has done to deserve the ridicule. It's not her fault her mother is a national political figure. Dealing with her situation is hard enough without being under a media spotlight.

Instead of acting as though he's the victim of someone else's misunderstanding, as he did last night, Letterman ought to simply admit he blew it, big time, and personally apologize to the Palins and his viewers.

He also should to keep in mind that if you're going to ridicule someone's sex life, you might pick on someone your own size. And make very sure you have the right person.

Click here for the link to Steve Chapman's site, if you want to leave comment.

I still can't believe that Letterman invited Palin on the show in the middle of his non-apology. This creep just attacked Sarah Palin's daughters and now she is supposed to help his ratings?

Letterman Not Man Enough To Just Apologize

It took over seven minutes for David Letterman to NOT apologize.

Although Letterman claims that he joking about 18 year old Bristol Palin having sex at Yankee Stadium when he said that "during the seventh inning stretch she was knocked up by Sarah Palin" - Bristol Palin wasn't there. 14 year old Willow Palin was there.

My guess is that a writer got the two daughters mixed up.

So....why not just apologize?

Because David Letterman used the controversy over statutory rape as another joke proving to the world that he has no class.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wouldn't you just love to see....

...Todd Palin take David Letterman up on his offer to come on the show and walk up and punch old Dave in the face. Who in the world would blame him after the way that creepy old man talked about his wife and daughters.

And I don't think many people would come down on a Father who was defending the honor of his family.

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David Letterman Trys To Apolgize to the Palins But Just Makes Things Worse

Good for Sarah Palin calling David Letterman's comments about her daughter "sexually perverted." And good for Todd Palin for calling the comment "Despicable."

But wait - Oh! It was all a big misunderstanding.

David Letterman taped his show for this evening and explained that when he joked about one of Sarah Palin's daughters getting "knocked up" by one of the Yankees, he wasn't talking about 14 year old Willow Palin. He was talking about 18 year old Bristol.

Is Letterman going senile?

Is that much better?

Here is a tip, Dave - how about you don't make jokes about someone's teenage daughter getting "knocked up."

Then Letterman had the audacity to invite Sarah Palin on his show. What?!?!

Hey Grandpa, don't you get it. What you said is not okay. Or as Sarah Palin said through a spokeswoman - "It doesn't matter whether he was talking about Willow or Bristol, what he said was unacceptable."


Practice this Dave - "I want to apologize to the Palin family and especially to Willow, Bristol and their parents Sarah and Todd." And then just shut up.

The New York Daily News online has much more - click here.

Letterman Continues to get Ripped Over Palin Rape Joke

It was bound to happen.

So fare there have been no holds barred when it comes to Sarah Palin and her family. Bloggers, the media, democrats, pundits and comedians have pushed the limits of decency and good taste in ridiculing and deriding the Governor of Alaska.

They attacked her family, her reproductive choices, her lifestyle and her faith.

As the boundaries were pushed back farther and farther, someone was bound to says something that everyone would finally hasp at at recoil.

That someone is David Letterman who made a joke about the Palin's 14 year old Willow daughter getting raped at a Yankees game.

Our man Andrew Malcolm of the LA Times Top of The Ticket may have the best perspective - his headline - Aging Man, 62, jokes about girl, 14. Perfect!

To read his column click here.

We'll see if that "aging man" has the class to apologize tonight.

Letterman Gets A Taste of His Own Medicine After Willow Palin Rape Joke

Screenwriter and Director John Nolte was disgusted by David Letterman's joke about 14year old Willow Palin being raped at a Yankee's game. If you did not hear it, see the following post.

Nolte writes for Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood site and posted his own Top Ten -

The Top Ten Possible Letterman Reaction's To Fallout Over His Bristol Palin Statutory Rape Joke

10. Listen, I didn’t know Willow Palin was 14. She was born in 1995. I thought she was still 13.

9. Why’s everyone so mad? I wasn’t making fun of Barack…?

8. I understand some offense was taken over my remarks last night. If that’s the case, I’d like to offer an apology to A-Rod. Tonight on the show, we have…

7. Careful buddy. You’re criticizing the guy who almost got the “Tonight Show.”

6. I’m a comedian and therefore not responsible for anything I say … ask Jon Stewart.

5. See, you all spoiled it. The plan tonight was to come out and tell a similar joke about Barack Obama’s daughters. But you can forget it now…

4. Everyone just needs to relax. Page, six, paragraph seven of the “Democrat Handbook” clearly states Republican children are fair game. Or is that the “Mainstream Media Handbook” … I get them confused.

3. It’s just been brought to my attention that during the campaign Barack Obama declared Sarah Palin’s children off limits. So, I would just like to say that this will never happen again and I hope the President will accept my apology.

2. Would you believe I was hoping to be Keith Olbermann’s “Worst Person in the World”?

1. If what I said was so wrong, why haven’t feminists complained?

For more from John Nolte - click here.

John Ziegler Attacks MSNBC and They Cut Off His Microphone

Watch and enjoy -

Here is the hypocrisy of Contessa Brewer's indignation - everyone at MSNBC knows what John Ziegler is going to do. He is been on several times before and he always attacks MSNBC as being the Obama Network. They have him on because THEY LIKE the confrontation - it makes for YouTube clips - blog mentions - and viewers.

John Ziegler knew this which is why I believe he was smiling through the entire interview. He must have thought, "Well, they know what I am going to do so they must want it."

So if Contessa Brewer was really "insulted" as she said, she is not very astute. My guess is that she was feigning outrage because Zeigler was clearly smarter and got the best of her.

If MSNBC is going to continue to have Ziegler on, they need hosts who are on an intellectually level playing field. Looking at their line-up, I'm not sure they have anyone right now.

I would love to see him on with Keith Olbermann, but Olbermann would NEVER interview someone bright with an opposing point of view because then he would be exposed s a fraud.

Here is Letterman making a horrible comment about Sarah Palin's daughter Willow

Imagine if he was talking about YOUR 14 year old daughter. I guess Ol' Dave thinks statutory rape is funny. It was completely inappropriate and Letterman should apologize both for that and this top ten list -

I think if Todd Palin took a trip to New York and slugged David Letterman, most of the country would understand. What would you do if someone said your wife dressed like a slut and your 14 year old daughter acted like one.

If Letterman had any class at all, he would apologize - and so he won't.

David has the reputation of being insecure. That's why he has his desk sit so much higher than his guests, why he doesn't like to be looked at in the halls and why he attacks people (especially women) who won't appear on his show.

As I said before, like the awkward High School kid he most certainly was, he is attacking the pretty girls who won't give him the time of day.

I think it is time for David Letterman to retire.

Conan anyone?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

You Go Cheri Jacobus! Pro-Palin speak on MSNBC.

Cheri Jacobus is solidly on the Sarah Palin bandwagon. She takes on a democrat, MSNBC and the Republicans in defense of Sarah.

Click here to read more about Cheri Jacobus. And her email address is CheriJacobus@AOL.Com

One note - even Newt Gingrich calls the claim of plagiarism "silly." Politico has the story - click here.

Here is Rush Limbaugh on the Republican House Senate Campaign Committee Dinner. And he takes a shot at the Republicans in defense of Sarah Palin.

Also, Sarah Palin was on the John Ziegler show today -

Here is Part Two of the Interview

Sarah Palin once again took a weekend trip to the Lower 48 and stole the spotlight.

Sarah Palin Says We Are Headed Towards Socialism

Sarah Palin on Fox News with Sean Hannity explaining why she turned down much of the stimulus money and the current state of the economy:

And here is part two and Sarah saying "We told you so." With Sarah Palin saying that she is dissapointed that Barack Obam is taking us into socialism.

Thanks to Conservatives4Palin for posting the videos on YouTube.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Sarah Palin SLAMS President Obama

The Drudge Report has the exclusive!

Apparently, Governor Sarah Palin accomplished at least one more thing during her trip to New York. She sat down for an interview with Sean Hannity of Fox News to slam President Barrack Obama, in what the Drudge Report is calling a "we told you so" interview.

Here is part of the interview -

HANNITY: What do you make of – look at the state of the economy now...

PALIN: Well, when you consider that the federal government is about eleven trillion dollars in debt, and we’re borrowing more to spend more.. it defies any sensible economic policy that any of us ever learned through college. It defies economy practices and principles that tell ya ‘you gotta quit digging that hole when you are in that financial hole’

Palin continues:

"America is digging a deeper hole and how are we paying for this government largesse. We’re borrowing. We’re borrowing from China and we consider that now we own sixty percent of GENERAL MOTORS – or the U.S. government does… But who is the U.S. government becoming more indebted to? It’s China. So that leads you to have to ask who is really going to own our car industry than in America."

HANNITY: You know but it goes back - It does go back a little to the campaign. I mean, ‘spread the wealth, patriotic duty…’

PALIN: Kind of a ‘we told ya so’.

HANNITY: Socialism?

PALIN: Well, that is where we are headed. That is where we have to be blunt enough and candid enough and honest enough with Americans to let them know that if we keep going down these roads… nationalizing many of our services, our projects, our businesses, yes that is where we would head. And that is why Americans have to be paying attention. And we have to have our voices heard. And ultimately it need to be our will, the American people’s will imposed on Washington, instead of the other way around.

The interview airs tonight on FOXNEWS at 9 PM EST.

You can read more on the Drudge Report.

Sarah Palin DID NOT plagiarize Newt

It is not plagiarism if you give credit.

Now Sarah Palin is accused of plagiarising from newt Gingrich during a 17 minute introduction of Ronald Reagan's son - conservative talk show host - Michael Reagan.

From the Associated Press -

It is abundantly clear in context, and even in subcontext, that the overview of President Reagan's legacy was attributed to Newt Gingrich," Palin's lawyer, Thomas Van Flein, said.

"Far from 'lifting' or plagiary, this is proper attribution in a political speech," Van Flein said. "The audience was made aware that Mr. Gingrich wrote about President Reagan's legacy, and Gov. Palin attributed her paraphrasing to Mr. Gingrich expressly and did so at the beginning and at the end of the paraphrasing."

Palin twice referenced Gingrich during the speech. Toward the beginning, she said, "Recently, Newt Gingrich, he had written a good article about Reagan."

Later, she said, "What Newt had written in this article, he wrote, 'Remember how refreshing it was with his outrageous directness that Americans loved, and praised and deserved' that Reagan dealt with, with then the troublesome Soviet Union, remember this? His vision for the Cold War? We win, they lose."

Click here for the entire AP story.

You can hear it for yourself two minutes into the speech -

So again, another ridiculous accusation - just add it to the list.

From the beginning - the report that her son Trig wasn't really hers - that she banned books - 13 fraudulent ethics violations that were dismissed one by one - the left has been scared to death and has attempted to slime Sarah Palin.

The deceitful and despicable idea that is if you throw enough mud, some of it will stick.


Sarah Palin Takes New York

And she is off an running!

Governor Sarah Palin is back in Alaska after a busy two day tour of New York state. She palled around with Rudy Giuliani, took in a Yankees game, honored US Senator William Seward at the Auburn Founder's day Parade, accepted an award from an Independent Group Living Association and walked for autism in Westchester county.

Here is some very shaky video of Sarah Palin at the Autism Walk in Purchase, NY. It gets a little smoother when Sarah speaks.

Thanks to kam86cu for posting that on YouTube.

The Lower Hudson Journal News covered Sarah in the Autism walk. This graph disturbed me a bit -

Palin was initially planning on walking alongside her sister, Heather Bruce and Bruce's 14-year-old son, Karcher. But Elizabeth Emken, vice president of government relations for Autism Speaks, said it would have slowed down the walk. She said there is no autism walk in Alaska.

There is no walk in Alaska? I would think that there are some good hearted people in beautiful Alaska who could make that happen and fast.

For the rest of the article - click here.

Also, here is WNBC's coverage and here is the New York Daily News. and finally this from New York Newsday about her speech to the Independent Living group.

On CNN last night they called Sarah Palin's visit "the kickoff of the 2012 campaign." I would have to agree.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sarah Palin Campaigns in - um strike that - Visits Upstate New York

Sarah Palin hit the lower 48 and as usual attracted a huge crowd, many carrying signs urging her to run for President. The Governor led the first annual Founder's Day parade in Auburn, New York - the home of William Seward - a U.S. Senator given much of the credit for the purchase of the Alaska territory.

From the Syracuse Post-Standard article entitled "Sarah Palin Wows the Crowd At Founder's Day in Auburn." -

Just before she spoke, many in the crowd started chanting, "Run, Sarah, run."

After she was given a print of a picture depicting Auburn's William H. Seward brokering the purchase of Alaska in 1867, Palin looked back in her 10-minute speech at the 2008 presidential campaign .

Palin had the crowd rolling when she took a good-natured swipe at actress Tina Fey's "Saturday Night Live" skit. Palin had defended her lack of foreign relations experience by noting that Alaska is close to Russia. Fey, playing Palin, poked fun at Palin with the line, "I can see Russia from my home."

Referring to the Seward print, Palin said to the crowd, "They're looking at a globe and they're pointing to Alaska in this painting, and I'll betcha anything what Seward was pointing out was: 'Lookie there, you can see Russia from Alaska.'¤"

The crowd roared.

I love that Sarah Palin now is using the "I can see Russia from my House" line in her speeches. It is good, selfdeprecatingg humor that completely diffuses a criticism and makes her "in on the joke" rather than the butt of the joke. Brilliant!

You can read the entire Post=Standard article by clicking here.

And here is the Post-Standard video of the Governor leading the parade and delivering her line on the steps of City hall.

Gov. Sarah Palin Leads Auburn&;acirc;€™s Founders Day Parade

Later, the Governor spoke at the seward House Museum. She said that she could relate to William Seward because he also was a "reformer" and then Governor Palin launched into a criticism of the direction President Obama is taking the country.

Thanks to Conservatives4Palin.Com for the video. There is much more to the speech that you can watch on their site, just click here.

You can click here and here for to check out some local TV coverage.

And click here to read the the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle article on the visit. They also have a video.

Watching her speak and the excitement of the crowd I am convinced that Sarah Palin is running for President in 2012.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Sarah Palin Headed to New York

Not the People's Republic of New York City, but the part of New York that is just more like the rest of the country - upstate New York.

Auburn, New York, to be specific - a city about 20 miles to the west of Syracuse.

The Governor will be there tomorrow for the city's first annual Founder's Day event.
So why Sarah Palin? Because the city is marking the 50th anniversary of the statehood of Alaska in a celebration at the Seward House Museum. William Seward, originally from Auburn, played a major role in the purchase of the Alaskan Territory.

Here is the schedule -

11:00 a.m. Parade through downtown Auburn with Governor Palin. The parade is followed by a celebration including: Balloon Art, Ice Sculpture, Dance Performances, Childen’s Games, Book Signings, Joe Whiting, plus more

12:00-1:00 p.m. Public Addresses on the steps of City Hall featuring Governor Palin

1:00-3:00 p.m. “Seward Salutes Alaska” garden party at Seward House Museum. Governor Palin, to make remarks.

Here is a google map of Auburn, in case you want to make the trip.

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And here is some more about the William Seward and the Seward Museum -

Senator William Seward - click here.

The Seward House Museum - click here.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Its a 3 Way Tie For The GOP in 2012

A new CNN/Opinion Poll -

Governor Mike Huckabee - 22 percent
Governor Sarah Palin - 21 percent
Governor Mitt Romney - 21 percent

It is a three way tie in the race for the 2012 Republican Nomination

More from Political Intelligence - click here

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Sarah Palin Tweets and Colbert is Exposed

Okay this is funny.

Stephen Colbert has been making a big deal about his "secret trip" to the Persian Gulf. It is a secret because the defense department cleared him to broadcast from Iraq, only if he didn't divulge the time or place until after the taping.

So he has been doing a funny take off on "Where in the world is Matt Lauer?"

The Governor hasn't been as coy about the trip as Colbert.

In fact, a tweet on Sarah Palin's Twitter page divulged everything.

@AKGOVSARAHPALIN Getting ready to tape shout-out for our awesome US troops serving overseas! Will be on ‘Colbert Report’ next month, broadcast from Iraq…

So the shout out to the troops is already taped and is expected to air sometime in June. She will not actually appear live on the Comedy Central show, from Iraq.

So she gave the time and place. Whoops. Colbert will be fun to watch as his running gag and maybe his trip were both shot down by a little tweet.

Thanks to the Eyes On Obama blog for the story. Read more by clicking here.

Also, the Alaska Daily News has more - click here.