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Sarah Palin Should Retire From Politics, Stop Being Newt Gingrich's Wingwoman
Policy Mic ^ | February 7, 2012 | Brian Tam, Fox News Intern

Posted on 02/07/2012 12:06:57 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Since her vice presidential loss in 2008, Sarah Palin has not nearly as invested in national horse race politics. She resigned as Alaska's governor in her first term in July 2009, and decided not to run in the current GOP presidential race. She has not fully endorsed any of the candidates, but has shown support for Newt Gingrich on numerous counts. Palin said she would vote for the former House Speaker in the South Carolina primary. And recently, Palin said Gingrich was being unfairly attacked by liberals and progressives and not given the opportunity to share the spotlight with other candidates like Mitt Romney.

But as an ex-governor, Palin's reign has ended and nothing she says should be taken under consideration any longer.

"The left seeks to single someone out and destroy his or her record and reputation and family using the media as a channel to dump handpicked and half-baked campaign opposition research on the public,” Palin said.

In response, Gingrich welcomed her with open arms, saying he would want her to be a part of his administration if elected president. However, this statement only discourages me even further from voting for Gingrich. No candidate should accept an endorsement from Palin, because she holds a social stigma to her name and boasts an unimpressive political résumé.

Palin’s 2008 campaign brought her notoriety and ushered her into the realm of celebrity status. That celebrity status helped her create a best-selling memoir, give speeches in crowd-packed venues a national speaking tour, secure a speaking gig on Fox News, and even star in a TLC documentary television series that illustrates her personal life in Alaska.

But Palin is popular for all the wrong reasons. She is often seen as a crazy right-wing Republican that lacks the knowledge and experience to be fit for Washington. As the face of the Tea Party, she became the “reality star” of politics. But Palin's viewpoints will not be taken seriously because she has been so immersed within our celebrity culture that she is essentially looked down upon in the Republican Party.

But it is not just her character that raises skepticism in the public's eye. In her brief political career, she has not done much to make herself stand out. Because she had no prior experience before governor and was only active in government for two years, Palin is not a reputable voice to listen to. In addition, she is an amateur on international as well as many socioeconomic issues, lacks strong leadership and management qualities, and is hammered by the mainstream media.

Put simply, she does not have the expertise or the likeability factor to make a difference in another candidate's campaign or administration.


TOPICS: Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: idiotpunkwriter; newt; palin
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I could pick this apart, including the grammar, but I'd like to see what you think.
1 posted on 02/07/2012 12:07:05 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just an intern, in other words a college student i.e. someone woefully ignorant who likes to hear the sound of his own voice.


2 posted on 02/07/2012 12:09:33 AM PST by JMS
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Since her vice presidential loss in 2008, Sarah Palin has not nearly as invested...

I don't want to pick on the grammar but I can't read past anything that bad. Gives me a headache.

Who is this Brian Tams and why would anyone care what he/she thinks?

3 posted on 02/07/2012 12:10:06 AM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Brian Tam, Fox News Intern - Interns do have a history of having credibility in the world of politics.


4 posted on 02/07/2012 12:10:25 AM PST by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“A nightstick the size of a telephone pole and the muscle to wield it effortlessly.”


Annoy liberals, idiots and the GOP-E,
Vote for Newt & Support Free Republic!


5 posted on 02/07/2012 12:11:13 AM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good grief, the very first “sentence” of the story isn’t even a sentence. Was this a paper for a remedial social studies class at an “alternative school” somewhere? Because holy crap, this is awful writing. This kid needs to find a different profession.


6 posted on 02/07/2012 12:13:59 AM PST by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“I am currently a sophomore student within NYU’s school of journalism. I work with the video production team at Fox News. I have an uncontrollable desire to write, which could explain my interests in journalism. Because I’m annoyingly pedantic and inquisitive, I tend to frequently critique my writing as well as others’....”

NYU.

Sophomore.

I’m concerned about FNC.


7 posted on 02/07/2012 12:14:59 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Abbeville Conservative; abigailsmybaby; afnamvet; alley cat; antceecee; ...
Written by a Faux News Intern!

Sarah Palin's New Ping List


8 posted on 02/07/2012 12:14:59 AM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: JMS

I’ve read that now 10 times and can’t make sense of it. I’m afraid it’s not decipherable, oh well son, maybe someday. But for now, you need to take remedial English.


9 posted on 02/07/2012 12:16:38 AM PST by SaintDismas
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“...Palin’s reign has ended and nothing she says should be taken under consideration any longer.”

Then what are you getting your panties in a wad about?


10 posted on 02/07/2012 12:20:24 AM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You think Brian Tam is short for Meghan McCain?


11 posted on 02/07/2012 12:20:24 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Petty, pretentious and predictable.


12 posted on 02/07/2012 12:23:18 AM PST by csense
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To: beaversmom

Maybe she’s his hag?


13 posted on 02/07/2012 12:23:36 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: dixiechick2000
“I am currently a sophomore student within NYU’s school of journalism. I work with the video production team at Fox News. I have an uncontrollable desire to write, which could explain my interests in journalism. Because I’m annoyingly pedantic and inquisitive, I tend to frequently critique my writing as well as others’....”
NYU. Sophomore.

"Uncontrollable", as in seizures, convulsions, spasms, regurgitation, etc.

14 posted on 02/07/2012 12:30:55 AM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It's tough to be both pretentious and pointless at the same time.

I would have been beaten by the nuns, if I turned in an assignment this poorly written in grammar school.

And I would have deserved it.

15 posted on 02/07/2012 12:35:35 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another writer discover’s the Basic Law of Journalism. Which is, if you want your piece to be read, put Palin’s name in the headline.

She’s irrelevant, he says, but he uses her name anyway because without it... no one is going to even click on his piece. But with her name in the title, he’s guaranteed to get a bit of traffic.

Thats how irrelevant she is.


16 posted on 02/07/2012 12:36:37 AM PST by marron
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Brian Tam

17 posted on 02/07/2012 12:38:13 AM PST by kcvl
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To: meadsjn

Ha! That’s very possible!

He’s, also, “annoyingly pedantic and inquisitive.”

Interesting choice for FNC.


18 posted on 02/07/2012 12:39:22 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why give this idiot any more exposure? He’s just a garden-variety Palin-hata.


19 posted on 02/07/2012 12:40:25 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: kcvl

Oh my.


20 posted on 02/07/2012 12:48:58 AM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: kcvl

I won’t speculate. It’s killing me, but I won’t. LOL.


21 posted on 02/07/2012 12:50:17 AM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: dixiechick2000
Not just pedantic, but annoyingly pedantic.

Can't wait for his Autobiography, “I thought I was pedantic, but it turns out I was just an A hole like Obama”.

22 posted on 02/07/2012 1:00:46 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Put simply, she does not have the expertise or the likeability factor to make a difference in another candidate’s campaign or administration.”

Put simply, this nitwit is a green progressive intern who will quite likely end up on al gore’s Current TV as an anchor person or at msnbc delivering mail.


23 posted on 02/07/2012 1:01:01 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: xjcsa
Good grief, the very first “sentence” of the story isn’t even a sentence.

Exactly! That was way beyond bad grammar. That was "repeat the fifth grade" incoherent.

24 posted on 02/07/2012 1:06:17 AM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: onyx

Brian Tam - 4 weeks ago
Although I am a Democrat and voted for Obama originally, I can’t help but agree to some extent about the ineffectiveness of Obama as president. Still, I believe that when he became president, he inherited many of the greatest problems that the country faces, almost an untenable situation. And we don’t really know in terms of economics, the difference that his policies will make, the effects of most long-term policies can only be seen in about 8-10 years. Also, I think that a majority of the problems that existed was in part due to poor government policy, political gridlock, and the revolving door of problems that exist. Obama wasn’t the best leader, but it’s not like he didn’t attempt to deliver his promises. He is a man of action.

http://www.policymic.com/articles/3254/4-lies-barack-obama-has-told-the-american-people&op=#comment-54779


25 posted on 02/07/2012 1:14:28 AM PST by kcvl
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To: xjcsa
I couldn't get past the first sentence. That said it's typical of the writing I get from "professional" news writers.

A couple of admittedly out of context examples that come to mind.

A car collided under the bridge...

The victim fell into the river and drowned to death...

The governor has asked that all schools and government buildings fly flags at half mast today...

The restaurant had to be closed due to a fire across town.

Tonight's low will be a high in the mid 20's.

It will be sunny and dry with scattered showers and thunderstorms through the day.

After being beaten to death the victim walked across the street and collapsed on a neighbor's porch. He's hospitalized and listed in serious condition this morning.

These are excerpts from writers with college degrees and newsroom experience.

I weep.

26 posted on 02/07/2012 1:15:42 AM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt The Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The best and the brightest. /sarc


27 posted on 02/07/2012 1:26:21 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: kcvl

He’s an idiot. Thanks very much. Faux News has already gone to He//.


28 posted on 02/07/2012 1:27:09 AM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: kcvl

It’s not remotely possible that English is his first language. If it is, he’s an F student.


29 posted on 02/07/2012 1:32:08 AM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

"Brian Tam
I am currently a sophomore student within NYU's school of journalism. I work with the video production team at Fox News. I have an uncontrollable desire to write, which could explain my interests in journalism. Because I'm annoyingly pedantic and inquisitive, I tend to frequently critique my writing as well as others'.... "


He also wants Chinese New Years to be a National Holiday in the U.S.A.
Isn't that special.
30 posted on 02/07/2012 1:33:07 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; kcvl

I hope Roger Ailes approves of this idiot punk writer’s essay because he just received a copy of it.


31 posted on 02/07/2012 2:06:02 AM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It goes like this. Sarah vets Willsrd or Obama will.Willard want fight back against Obama (because he is a wimp like McCrap)


32 posted on 02/07/2012 2:20:01 AM PST by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: marron
She’s irrelevant, he says, but he uses her name anyway because without it... no one is going to even click on his piece. But with her name in the title, he’s guaranteed to get a bit of traffic.

Thats how irrelevant she is.

What you said.

33 posted on 02/07/2012 2:39:58 AM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (DRAFT PALIN)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Air head.


34 posted on 02/07/2012 2:46:16 AM PST by AdaGray
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The writer isn’t even 21 years old and has an uncontrollable urge to write...


35 posted on 02/07/2012 3:15:33 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>>...I could pick this apart, including the grammar, but I’d like to see what you think...<<

I’d tell the guy: “Opinions vary”. Anything more than that would be a complete waste of breath.

Well, I might also advise him to seek an internship at a more anti-reality outlet like huffpo or similar.


36 posted on 02/07/2012 3:17:36 AM PST by jaydee770
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To: JMS
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Honestly (without sarcasm) let's give the kid a break ...

He's genuinely too young to understand a whole lot about "real" life and politics ...

And as an "intern" was probably ordered by some Department Head to write a "hit piece" on Sarah Palin ...



Give him about ... say 15 years ... and we'll see where his head is at ...



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37 posted on 02/07/2012 4:05:43 AM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: Dixie Yooper
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Hey, the same was said about Shakespeare ... "an uncontrollable urge to write" ...

At least the guy is trying to earn a living ... and not begging on the streets ...

Remember how we were at "21" ... Yikes !



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38 posted on 02/07/2012 4:08:55 AM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: onyx
Stupid is as stupid does....That's directed to the author not you O or Sarah.

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39 posted on 02/07/2012 4:14:50 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

An f-ing intern who thinks he knows the world and politics.


40 posted on 02/07/2012 4:20:11 AM PST by rintense
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Brian Tam

I am currently a sophomore student within NYU's school of journalism. I work with the video production team at Fox News. I have an uncontrollable desire to write, which could explain my interests in journalism. Because I'm annoyingly pedantic and inquisitive, I tend to frequently critique my writing as well as others'....

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A skull full of mush.

41 posted on 02/07/2012 4:21:55 AM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: kcvl

Yeah, no agenda there!


42 posted on 02/07/2012 4:22:32 AM PST by rintense
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It's hard to figure out what to think wading through this mess.

The writer can't even figure out if they want to talk in the past tense or present tense, often mixing them in the same sentence.

I teach my 2nd graders how to write better than this....

43 posted on 02/07/2012 4:23:53 AM PST by CAluvdubya (Prayers for Newt to prevail over the enemy from within....)
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To: Tainan

I am meeting more and more Chinese American communist males as of late. It’s disturbing.


44 posted on 02/07/2012 4:24:13 AM PST by rintense
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To: Tainan

Fri rice???


45 posted on 02/07/2012 4:26:14 AM PST by goseminoles
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
That guy would pee his pants if Palin looked at him, and you're right about his needing a proofreader. He is an example of what's coming out of the schools these days.

Here's hoping he buys a clue and wakes up someday.
46 posted on 02/07/2012 4:28:18 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: prisoner6
My late FIL, a pressman, is spinning in his grave. I remember when mistakes of that nature were very rare, and it's annoying to see them peppered all over print and Internet media.

Thanks a lot, leftist loonie toons, for taking such good care of our schools for the last fifty years. You did a great job dumbing down our population to the point of total illiteracy. I hate you.
47 posted on 02/07/2012 4:42:26 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: beaversmom

LOL my thoughts exactly! And as for Palin’s reign ending, this idiot has never “reigned” at all so why should anyone care what she thinks or tries to write?


48 posted on 02/07/2012 4:48:40 AM PST by trustandobey
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah can do whatever Sarah wants to do and in a heartbeat... I will stand with her and Todd... armed if necessary... to defend her right to do whatever she feels in her heart is best for America. She is the ONLY politician left alive in the world today that I trust.

LLS

49 posted on 02/07/2012 4:53:22 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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To: dixiechick2000
fnc is now part of satan’s plan... best wipe the dust of that channel from your feet. They are now lost souls.

LLS

50 posted on 02/07/2012 4:55:17 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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