Skip to comments.Tom Friedman: All the Interest in Sarah Palin 'A Sign of the Apocalypse'
Posted on 09/04/2011 10:31:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
If it's Sunday, someone must be bashing Sarah Palin on "Meet the Press."
On this holiday weekend, it was New York Times columnist Tom Friedman who said of all the interest in the former Alaska governor, "Thats a sign of the apocalypse" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
(VIDEO AT LINK)
DAVID GREGORY, HOST: And you do have Perry on top followed by Romney and Sarah Palin, which gets to our "Trend Tracker" right now, tracking the hot political stories, and you may not be surprised when you look at the tracker that it's Sarah Palin. Still the question, as she was in Iowa over the weekend and dropping hints and making speeches. Will she run? Tom Friedman, there's still a great deal of interest in Sarah Palin as this political force in the middle of this huge conversation we're trying to have.
TOM FRIEDMAN, NEW YORK TIMES: Well, to me personally - thats a sign of the apocalypse.
Funny. That's what a lot of conservatives said about all the interest in Barack Obama in 2008. Given the economy, unemployment, and the exploding debt, such people have been validated. But I digress:
FRIEDMAN: But, I mean, you know, because this woman, everything I hear from her is, has nothing to do with what we argue in our book, the long-term trends of where our country's at. There is no short-term solution. Its not just getting rid of Obama. What strikes me about this moment, David, is like, we're having an economic crisis and the politicians are having an election and there's like no overlap between the two, almost. Yeah. Its like these two circles.
You really have to wonder if Friedman pays any attention to what anyone that doesn't have a "D" next to his or her name says for folks like Palin and all the named Republican presidential candidates have been talking non-stop about the economy.
For him to suggest otherwise means that he's either not paying attention or is willing to lie on national television to promote his agenda.
But the real problem for Friedman is conservatives don't believe government can solve what ails the nation.
Quite the contrary, they think everything that's been tried to get the economy going since Obama took office has in the long run made matters worse.
And they're not alone.
If Friedman thinks the direction we're heading avoids the apocalypse, he's in a very small minority as currently almost 75 percent of Americans believe the nation is on the wrong track.
Makes you wonder which of the four horses he's riding.
I thought WhatsHerName Carlson said she was fading away like the dog days of summer.
The stress of the upcoming election appears to be getting to old Tom. I think he’s losing it.
Why old Tom sounds like a Perry supporter.
She's not even officially declared yet, and libs like Thomas Friedman are calling interest in her candidacy a sign of the Apocalypse?
What the hell is going to happen to their state of mind when she officially declares? Will they cry on camera and pull their hair out by the roots? Will they stand in the middle of the street and slice themselves to pieces with razors? Are they going to (finally) leave the country (for real, this time)?
Maybe they'll have mass "die-ins" and kill each other to spare themselves the horror of an imminent Palin presidency.
One can only hope.
This is after her speech. She spent about an hour meeting people and signing autographs. Todd makes an appearance as well.
“TOM FRIEDMAN, NEW YORK TIMES: Well, to me personally - thats a sign of the apocalypse.”
“Funny. That’s what a lot of conservatives said about all the interest in Barack Obama in 2008.”
No we didn’t. We said Obama was “a sign of the antichrist.”
oh, I liked the first one a whole lot more. Tell him to move.
That place makes me think that Tommy may be suffering from a severe case of wealth guilt. Most rich liberal elitists have that problem.
That is Babs Streisand house. I mixed up my links. The first is far more exciting in my view too.
This comment is made by one of the "intellectual elite"? I'm just a high school graduate from fly-over country so I'll need someone to explain just what in the hell he is talking about.
Yeah. Friedman wouldn’t be so crass as to have the focus of the back yard be a swimming pool. I do dare say.
He has the class to set the pool off to the side. Because you see, only the nouveau riche put their pools right outside the back door. Indoobitably. You tea party hobbitts wouldn’t understand.
Uh.... This is Free Republic, Dude.
Shouldn’t that be “Hugh” Manatee? :-)
You are so right. I have my pool a couple of steps from the back door. How vulgar.
Little Tommy thinks he sees the coming of the apocolypse now. Funny.
Everytime I see Little Tommy I think I see taco lips and a uni-brow.
But thats just me.
Yes. But where do you keep your yacht?
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