Skip to comments.Marc Ambinder: Palin Was "Presidential-Esque"
Posted on 01/12/2011 4:32:51 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
On Wednesday's Washington Unplugged, CBS News chief political consultant Marc Ambinder weighed in on Sarah Palin's video statement responding to critics who have blamed her for Saturday's shootings.
"It's a remarkable video for several reasons," Ambinder said. "If you look at the video, and you look at the scope of what she says, it's almost presidential-esque. "
Ambinder noted to CBS News senior White House correspondent Bill Plante that her response before President Obama's scheduled remarks Wednesday evening elevates her status as a prominent Republican, "I think it makes her the most prominent Republican, in a sense, to respond or to 'prespond' to what President Obama is going to say tonight."(continued)
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You have got to be kidding me.
You'll be telling me next that Fred Phelps has been invited to sing a funeral paean to the dead.
There is a reason for that; her presidency is inevitable.
That's why the Loughner-Left goes insane every time her name is mentioned.
It’s like something from The Onion.
I mean what genius at the Hussein Administration thought free t-shirts were a good idea?
Unbelievable tasteless behavior.
I think their actions since Saturday will come back to bite them, bigtime.
Ambinder is correct, of course. You can always tell how dead on she is by the reaction of the scumbags. She has the lefty Democrats’ panties in such a twist it’s downright funny. It’s hard to believe this aired on CBS.
Pawlenty wimped out. If you can’t show courage in a situtation like this, you should not be president. Sarah WAS brilliant.
Read it right here on FR about an hour ago.
The scumbags are making up for their missed opportunity at the Paul Wellstone funeral rally. Look for the same t-shirts to shortly go on sale for $14.99, proceeds to be donated to the DNC (or affiliate).
She did look presidential....that was what I was thinking as I watched the video:o)
I sh*t you not, sir.
Read it here on FR.
The article said those preparing the floor seating, were placing the shirts on those chairs for those who sit there.
We don’t disbelieve you, we still can’t quite believe just how crass the Left are.
“His political career is going to hinge on whether he can come across as a great uniter.”
I’m sure Chrissy Matthews will do his best to adore whatever he says and lavish praise upon the magic muslim. Count on it.
Nope, the article was posted about it within the last hour.
Let’s hope this awakens any remaining sheeple about how crass and power-hungry Hussein and his minions are.
Even democrats have to see this behavior is abhorrent. Well, wait, they do hold abortion out as their holy grail, so maybe funeral t-shirts are OK with them.
How can she be elevated any more than she already is? It’s literally impossible to be more elevated than she is. She’s up at Everest while most are still way down at the base camp.
That said, as a fan of hers I have to say I don’t get the solo video thing. I think it comes off as a bit cold/distant and doesn’t really have the personal connection.
That’s one thing Obama gets. He’s always in public, always before adoring crowds and cheering throngs. Even his race speech was before an audience and not just a video of him sitting down somewhere.(If it had been it would have come off much worse). Look to 2007. Hillary announces her candidacy on a video from her living room with just herself. Obama announces his before thousands of cheering supporters in Springfield, IL. Which came off better? Who won the nomination. He’s always being seen with people, always connecting, always being photographed and showed as the center of an adoring mass.
I think a statement in front of an audience is always better. Now, I realize she’s not going to call for some crowd to show up to see her talk about this. To her credit, Gov Palin also usually appears in public and has seen her share of adoring crowds.
In this case, I’d have just released the statement, I don’t really see what the point of the added video was. But, if people like it, great.
Highly astute comment.
I thought it was an elegant tribute to the dead that she chose this moment to go to the extra trouble of making a video.
But oh man: it’s such a battle of unequals. Palin puts out a pitch-perfect speech, and The President Of The United States responds by releasing a range of funeral T-Shirts.
You can’t make this stuff up.
bump for later
CBS News is a joke.
This plaudit changes nothing.