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WashPost's Sally Quinn Insists Selfish Sarah Palin Needs a 'Long, Long, Silent Retreat'
NewsBusters ^ | July 21, 2014 | Tim Graham

Posted on 07/22/2014 7:28:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Sally Quinn founded the “On Faith” section of The Washington Post, and she’s shown a repeated pattern of loathing conservative Christians, especially Sarah Palin.

In Saturday’s , she went there again, trashing Sarah Palin as selfishly ruining our political culture, insisting she recommends a “long long silent retreat for her.” Rather typically, Quinn was cooing over a feminist Buddhist lecturer named Tara Brach:

Brach quotes the spiritual teacher Swami Satchidananda as saying that the difference between illness and wellness is the I in illness and the We in wellness.

What has been happening in politics in Washington lately is symptomatic of an “I”llness. Too many people are thinking of themselves and not of others...

Sarah Palin just called upon Congress to impeach President Obama. She says Washington is "broken.” Yet she, perhaps more than anyone in our political culture, is representative of the ‘I’ llness in our country’s culture. She is the epitome of self-centeredness. I suggest a long, long silent retreat for her.

This is just the latest insults in a long string. Consider a few choice examples:

September 3, 2008: Quinn insists Palin can't be a mom and vice president: "Here I am, supposedly part of you know, the -- what one would call the liberal elite media. That's what we've been all -- the critics of Sarah Palin have been called. And yet, taking the position that a woman with five children, including one with special needs, and a daughter who is a 17-year-old child who is pregnant and about to have a baby, probably has got to rethink her priorities. It seems to me that there is a tipping point, and I think that she's crossed the tipping point. I believe that it's going to be very difficult for her...I think this is -- this is too much."

July 8, 2009: On MSNBC, Quinn picks up this attack again: "Well, clearly, she has not put her family first...And these children have, it seems publicly, to have been exploited by her in a, I think, really unfortunate way." When challenged, Quinn was happy to elaborate: "Well, you know, she brings them all to the convention, including Trig, the baby. She brings the pregnant daughter with the boyfriend who clearly didn't want to be there. She then travels around with the children, using them as sort of photo ops...she brings the children up when she needs them to shore up her own image."

November 2009: When Palin's first book comes out and describes both her faith and her harsh treatment at the hands of media types like Katie Couric, Quinn went on a long rant about what God wanted for Palin, which ended this way:

Certainly Palin could say that God planned for her to publish a book that would be a huge, bestseller, go on Oprah, and make an enormous amount of money. Why would God choose her? Why would God look at the suffering around the world of so many millions and say, Sarah, I'm going to give you all of this.

Perhaps God wants more out of Sarah Palin.

You would think that God would ask of her to live her life as an example to others of a compassionate loving, caring person. One of the most powerful examples of God's love in the Bible is that of forgiveness. Turning the other cheek. But Palin's book is a screed against everyone who ever done her wrong.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Politics; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: feminism; getpalin; media; palin; sarahpalin; waronwomen; women
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin agitates the left because she doesn’t give them a chance to forget what a miserable failure Obama is. Its even worse because they all just know its true.


2 posted on 07/22/2014 7:31:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And, yet. Quinn can’t stop writing about her...


3 posted on 07/22/2014 7:33:03 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: cripplecreek; onyx; Abbeville Conservative; abigailsmybaby; afnamvet; alley cat; antceecee; ...
Need Hits to your POS Lamestream Newspaper? Just Mention Sarah Ping!

Palin agitates the left because she doesn’t give them a chance to forget what a miserable failure Obama is. Its even worse because they all just know its true.-Cripplecreek

There, nothing more can be said by me.


4 posted on 07/22/2014 7:35:17 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

Can’t they just stop talking about her? lol


5 posted on 07/22/2014 7:36:41 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: cripplecreek
Sally, take a hike, you need one and take your mouth with you—maybe it will get reacquainted with its brain.
6 posted on 07/22/2014 7:40:00 PM PDT by Fungi (No, do not ask me to write a tagline.)
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To: cripplecreek

Rent-free in commie’s heads......as usual.


7 posted on 07/22/2014 7:40:05 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shouldn’t Sally Quinn be barefoot, pregnant and home cooking for hubby?


8 posted on 07/22/2014 7:40:16 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sally Quinn slept her way to the top. (Married the boss.)


9 posted on 07/22/2014 7:40:28 PM PDT by TaMoDee (Go Pack Go! The Pack will be back in 2014!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh maaan, I hope SP runs. Can you imagine if she won? Liberals would be falling into seizures in the street.


10 posted on 07/22/2014 7:41:06 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: KC_Lion
Their hatred of her reveals that Palin is on target.

Obama and big government is the problem. Nothing else incenses the Left more than shining the light on the REAL problem and the truth.

God bless you Sarah.

11 posted on 07/22/2014 7:41:08 PM PDT by PapaNew (Freedom always wins the debate in the forum of ideas)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gotta love how Sarah pisses off the right people..meanwhile, Sally Quinn needs to jump off a cliff


12 posted on 07/22/2014 7:41:34 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, after all the awful things Sarah has said about Sally...wait, there weren’t any? Hmm...so tell me then, who is it that needs a long, long, silent retreat?


13 posted on 07/22/2014 7:42:37 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; KC_Lion

It amazes me how SP consistently interjects herself into any given news story at just the right moment and gets national coverage, almost anytime she wants, over and over and over.

Could the same thing be said of Geraldine Ferraro five years after losing in a Presidential election? Of course not.

Why can Sarah Palin command this type of attention? Well, most of us FReepers know why instinctively, way down inside without having to think it through.

I am convinced that Sarah Palin would have risen to national prominence very quickly even if McCain had not chosen her in 2008. And even with Romney’s minions working undercover to discredit her from the git-go and on up through and including this week.

Sally Quinn, eh? Whatever.


14 posted on 07/22/2014 7:43:13 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I consider the ‘Long, Long, Silent Retreat’ to be code words for the gulag.


15 posted on 07/22/2014 7:44:23 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Yet she, perhaps more than anyone in our political culture, is representative of the ‘I’ llness in our country’s culture.

Has Quinn ever criticized the "I" King??

"Every time I give a speech it sounds like I'm preparing to sing opera! Me me me me me me meeeeeee - Me me me me me me meeeeeee!"

16 posted on 07/22/2014 7:44:29 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sally, Sweetie, practice what you preach. Take a sabbatical, a long silent retreat from your hatred of all things Palin.


17 posted on 07/22/2014 7:48:42 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Never heard of Sara Quinn, but Sarah Palin is a household name!


18 posted on 07/22/2014 7:49:19 PM PDT by HonkyTonkMan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is always great fun to start a discussion with a liberal woman about sucessful women and then eventually bring the conversation around to Sarah Palin being the epitome of a successful woman by every standard imaginable. You can almost hear the gears gnashing in their head as they try to change the subject.


19 posted on 07/22/2014 7:51:50 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Meow!


20 posted on 07/22/2014 7:52:40 PM PDT by mom.mom
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda; Jack Hydrazine; Resettozero; GeronL; RushIsMyTeddyBear; 2ndDivisionVet

Barack Baratheon will not be mocked!

Sarah can do whatever she puts her mind too!

21 posted on 07/22/2014 7:52:48 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But...but...but we’ve had a bunch of articles here over the past month where Sally’s comrades proclaimed Sarah Palin DOA! Which is it? LOL! The creeps are scared to death of Sarah. Keep it up Sarah! You’re in their empty skulls.


22 posted on 07/22/2014 7:53:16 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: TaMoDee
Sally Quinn slept her way to the top. (Married the boss.)

Well, first she had to whore herself out to the married Ben Bradlee, destroy the silly bastard's marriage before she could attain the pinnacle of her career.

23 posted on 07/22/2014 7:54:21 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Resettozero
Hell, Dan Quayle, Dick Cheney, Al Gore and Walter "Fritz" Mondale actually were vice presidents and they don't garner the attention that Gov. Sarah Palin does with a simple Facebook or Twitter post or an offhand comment. What a hoot!
24 posted on 07/22/2014 7:55:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Kirkwood
It is always great fun to start a discussion with a liberal woman about sucessful women...

Oh yeah. It's also my reply to the arch insinuation, "you have trouble with strong women, don't you?" "Of course not - you like Sarah Palin too?" Blood vessels burst.

25 posted on 07/22/2014 7:55:41 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda; All

“Smirky McJerkface.”

I’m Trademarking that phrase, but all Freepers are welcome to use it!


26 posted on 07/22/2014 7:57:21 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Wiser now

Sally Quinn is jealous of Palin. Didn’t Sally Quinn have rough time getting her husband to marry her?


27 posted on 07/22/2014 7:59:57 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
When contrasting the lives of the uber-privileged, ultra-connected slattern Sally Quinn and the steadfast Sarah Palin, words completely fail me.

If you want to read the biography of a complete hypocrite, here ya go:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sally_Quinn

To paraphrase Mal Reynolds from Firefly:

"Why are you still talking, Sally?"

28 posted on 07/22/2014 8:01:18 PM PDT by kiryandil (making the jests that some FReepers aren't allowed to...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Rent Free by Wang Chung

Sarah will be living rent free in Sally's head for a long, long time.

29 posted on 07/22/2014 8:01:51 PM PDT by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s a perfect cartoon to describe the phony left.


30 posted on 07/22/2014 8:02:07 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Flak is getting heavier. Sounds like she’s over the target.


31 posted on 07/22/2014 8:02:08 PM PDT by McGruff (If you tell a lie often enough the weak minded will accept it to be truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Its amazing the conservatives are supposed to go away but leftist are never supposed to do that.


32 posted on 07/22/2014 8:03:24 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: Covenantor; TaMoDee
A Savannah, Georgia, native and Smith College graduate, Quinn began at The Washington Post with very little experience: reportedly called by Ben Bradlee after a report of her pajama party in celebration of the election to Congress of Barry Goldwater, Jr., the job interview included the following exchange.

"Can you show me something you've written?" asked Managing Editor Benjamin Bradlee. "I've never written anything," admitted Quinn. Pause. "Well," said [Little Ben, from the region of Ben Bradlee's belt buckle], "nobody's perfect."

33 posted on 07/22/2014 8:04:57 PM PDT by kiryandil (making the jests that some FReepers aren't allowed to...)
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To: HonkyTonkMan

Quinn is a guttersnipe, upwardly mobile trailer trash and all-around Beltway loose woman.


34 posted on 07/22/2014 8:08:21 PM PDT by kiryandil (making the jests that some FReepers aren't allowed to...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sounds like war on one woman in particular


35 posted on 07/22/2014 8:09:36 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; KC_Lion

Poor Sally....her biggest *exposure* is of other outlets (primarily conservative) writing about what she says about Sarah.

Yawn.


36 posted on 07/22/2014 8:11:46 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gee Sally, if you were an actual journalist, you too, would be asking the same questions of Obama and his crew.


37 posted on 07/22/2014 8:12:53 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

**Perhaps God wants more out of Sarah Palin.***

Sally, you’re right. I bet God does want more out of this woman - to be President of the United States.

Kudos to the Mighty Quinn for pointing this out to your readers.


38 posted on 07/22/2014 8:14:24 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

‘Long, long, silent retreat”
Run silent, run deep, USS Sarahcuda


39 posted on 07/22/2014 8:15:31 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Covenantor

Barbara Wawa did the same.


40 posted on 07/22/2014 8:18:52 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Typical leftwing hypocrisy as they only praise leftwing women.

It only means good that Lefties hate Sarah Palin.
One hopes they don’t realize we like they don’t like Palin cause they might start praising her!


41 posted on 07/22/2014 8:20:33 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin obviously scoring direct hits on Obama. The liberal media is again out bashing her trying to protect their false messiah.


42 posted on 07/22/2014 8:20:45 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sally Quinn is still alive???


43 posted on 07/22/2014 8:21:26 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The home wrecker speaks.


44 posted on 07/22/2014 8:23:28 PM PDT by Argus
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To: TChad

Sally who ?


45 posted on 07/22/2014 8:25:32 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Brach quotes the spiritual teacher Swami Satchidananda as saying that the difference between illness and wellness is the I in illness and the We in wellness.”

Oh how deep and meaningful!

I think I heard someone else say that once ..after 5 bongs and a 6 pack of beer.


46 posted on 07/22/2014 8:29:56 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: melsec

Right up there with DOG being GOD spelled backwards as the genius ruminations of a true philosopher.


47 posted on 07/22/2014 8:38:39 PM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sally Quinn.... is she still breathing?


48 posted on 07/22/2014 8:40:04 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Argus

Just did the math: “Sexy Sally”, for those of us who remember how she burst upon the scene in 1974, is now seventy-three years old, and like all aging atheists approaching mortal burnout, is turning extremely bitter against those younger & prettier women with whom she disagrees.

Sally’s been the liberal Empress of Washington ever since she slept her way into Ben Bradlee’s throne of power. Not even Hillary dared mess with her.

Her high dudgeon against Sarah Palin carries no enforceable penalty, and the latter will make Sally’s disapproval a component of any future political platform.


49 posted on 07/22/2014 8:44:08 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Brach quotes the spiritual teacher Swami Satchidananda as saying that the difference between illness and wellness is the I in illness and the We in wellness. (eyeroll)

1.) Good thing the Swami speaks English, because that doesn't work in Hindu. Or any other language.

2.) Does that mean we don't need Obama care after all, now that we've discovered that illness is merely misplaced selfishness?

50 posted on 07/22/2014 8:47:59 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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