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Palin's cover wasn't blown
Washington Post ^ | 11-22-09 | Kathleen Parker

Posted on 11/21/2009 3:38:01 AM PST by euram

In town to give a talk on civility, I was surrounded by women who wondered what I thought of Sarah Palin's Newsweek cover.

"Why aren't women coming to her defense?" they asked.

"Why are the media being so rough on Sarah?"

Having been enjoying a self-imposed moratorium on all things Palin, declining numerous interviews to discuss her latest self-promotional tour, I was surprised by the questions. My thoughts lately have drifted toward the sense that, though Palin is very much a celebrity, she's no longer running for public office, at least officially. Ergo, radar gets a rest.

As for her book . . . right after I finish "Ulysses."

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Books/Literature; Politics
KEYWORDS: kathleenparker; palin; sarahpalin
mild to moderate PDS and jealousy
1 posted on 11/21/2009 3:38:02 AM PST by euram
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To: euram

WashPost should be burned to the ground.


2 posted on 11/21/2009 3:40:32 AM PST by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN FOR PRESIDENT.... OPRAH WEIGHS ABOUT 1200 LBS NOW)
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To: euram

palinoia


3 posted on 11/21/2009 3:44:32 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: euram
...by picking fights with the media...

Simply delusional
4 posted on 11/21/2009 3:45:00 AM PST by ComputerGuy (Not my real name)
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To: euram
As for her book . . . right after I finish "Ulysses."

Or your twelth reading of "Audacity of Dope".

5 posted on 11/21/2009 3:46:13 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Godspeed, T, on your fourth tour of duty in Iraq.)
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To: euram
Meow!!!!

Hey Kathleen, you can thank Sarah for your 15 minutes, cuz if it were not for you "pretending" to be a Conservative--all the while doing more hit pieces on Sarah than even the far left loons--few would even know who you are.

Yes, by all means, "Radar Off," and slither back under whatever rock you live under and leave the real attacks on Sarah for those who suffer from PDS on the extreme left.

They at least are not hypocritical and pretend to be something they are not.

Now get lost and see if you can wipe that green that's spreading all over your body. On second thought, it might improve your looks!!!

6 posted on 11/21/2009 4:13:38 AM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet ((One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All))
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To: euram

Another Beltway girl looking for praise. They are all just talking to each other.


7 posted on 11/21/2009 4:15:51 AM PST by AdaGray (uw)
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To: euram

“...hawking a book...”

I love how it’s “hawking” a book when it’s Sarah’s. Would they ever say Jerkbama was “hawking” one of his books? No. They would say he was “inculcating in us a series of teachable moments through the magic of his inked quill”.


8 posted on 11/21/2009 4:35:31 AM PST by toddausauras
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To: euram

She is a jealous B___

From her wiki=>

Parker made news during the 2008 U.S. presidential election when she called on the Republican vice presidential nominee, Governor Sarah Palin, to step down from the party ticket, saying that a series of media interviews showed that Palin was “clearly out of her league.”

Parker received over 11,000 responses, most from conservatives criticizing her.


9 posted on 11/21/2009 4:47:44 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.)
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To: euram

Nobody knows who you are, what the hell you are reading, or gives a flying puck what you think of Sarah Palin.

You are just a jealous beotch. Slither away, mean little orc.


10 posted on 11/21/2009 5:05:41 AM PST by webschooner
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To: euram
As for her book . . . right after I finish "Ulysses."

OK, this is a pointed jab at Palin's book of which Parker sarcastically compares to, what she believes, a profound work of literature from James Joyce.
This single statement manifests Parker's phoniness, as well as her ignorance.
Nobody, not even the most left-leaning Irish literati, understands Joyce's books! Parker, being the insecure little wench that she is, cites 'Ulysses' in the vain hope to make herself appear a 'serious thinker'.
When she actually reads Joyce's incomprehensible hodgepodge of words drawn from the author's 'stream of consciousness'.
Perhaps Miz Parker will post her review of Ulysses after she has endured reading it.

Later in the article, Parker is forced to compliment Palin in order to rebuke the latter's objections (to the Newsweek cover).
This woman, Parker, is a mess.

11 posted on 11/21/2009 5:16:06 AM PST by jla
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To: Friendofgeorge
WashPost should be burned to the ground.

Metaphorically speaking....

12 posted on 11/21/2009 5:17:40 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (Obi-Wan Palin: Strike her down and she shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.)
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To: euram

“As for her book . . . right after I finish ‘Ulysses.’”

Yeah, that’s one of those books everyone has to read, and put down because it’s so damn boring and they just want to see some complete sentences again.


13 posted on 11/21/2009 5:33:32 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: 4rcane
palinoia

PERFECT!!!!

14 posted on 11/21/2009 5:35:27 AM PST by Pistolshot (Brevity: Saying a lot, while saying very little.)
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To: toddausauras

“inculcating in us a series of teachable moments through the magic of his inked quill”

...much like Julius Caesar, or Shakespeare for that matter. If Shakespeare was also a man of civil influence and power.


15 posted on 11/21/2009 5:35:29 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: jla

“Nobody, not even the most left-leaning Irish literati, understands Joyce’s books!”

Slow down there, buddy. You missed her little joke. Notice she says right after she “finishes” it. Implying she’s picked it up before but never got all the way through it. She’s with you. It’s a notoriously difficult read, though not as bad as Joyce’s other [cough!]masterpiece, “Finnegan’s Wake”.


16 posted on 11/21/2009 5:38:32 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: jla

Actually, I took the crack the opposite way, Rather than boosting her own intellect, I think Parker was saying she’s not going to get to it any time soon. “Ulysses” is one of those books that every liberal-arts type feels they “should” read, but never actually does.


17 posted on 11/21/2009 6:08:21 AM PST by dangus (Nah, I'm not really Jim Thompson, but I play him on FR.)
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To: euram

Amazing how these so called feminists are so completely jealous of Palin

They can’t believe the following she has among women


18 posted on 11/21/2009 6:36:08 AM PST by uncbob
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To: Tublecane

I’m FINALLY about to finish read “The House of Saud”.... THAT is an extremely boring book. Can it get worse? (although, there is lots of information I didn’t know... and I take it like a grain of salt considering that it was written by 2 Brits that were obviously very ‘muslim’ oriented...)..

BTW, who is this Parker chick? Never heard of her.

Bikk


19 posted on 11/21/2009 7:17:42 AM PST by Bikkuri
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To: Bikkuri

sorry about my typos...
>.<

Bikk


20 posted on 11/21/2009 7:18:53 AM PST by Bikkuri
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To: Tanniker Smith

Goes without saying


21 posted on 11/21/2009 10:22:53 AM PST by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN FOR PRESIDENT.... OPRAH WEIGHS ABOUT 1200 LBS NOW)
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To: Friendofgeorge

Usually, but not with the lib whackos lurking around here looking for ammo.


22 posted on 11/21/2009 11:43:11 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (Obi-Wan Palin: Strike her down and she shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.)
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To: jla

Maybe nobody understands James Joyce’s “Ulysses” because, over all, as a writer - he was monstrously overrated.

Just like Norman Mailer - if the libbies are all pining over how great you are then you’re probably not great, just greatly connected.

I must confess that I once thought about reading James Joyce but haven’t yet.

Is reading Joyce the be all end all of literati pretensousness?

I’m currently reading James Hilton’s “So Well Remembered”.

As for Kathleen Parker, I was expecting Steve-b to post this article.


23 posted on 11/23/2009 9:22:21 AM PST by BertWheeler (Dance and the World Dances With You!)
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To: euram

From what I’ve heard of “Ulysses”, and what I’ve read of “Going Rogue”, I suggest the latter is by far the most digestible read.

As to the rest...seriously, we can go around and around on whether Sarah Palin is presidential material, but if you think she and her family haven’t been pretty harshly treated, or “yeah, she did, but so what, she’s making millions now, so it’s okay”, you’re just not dealing with reality. Sorry.


24 posted on 11/23/2009 9:43:12 AM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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