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Sarah Palin: conservatives find the girl of their dreams ('Palin is as tough as nails')
timesonline.co.uk ^ | August 31, 2008 | Sarah Baxter

Posted on 08/30/2008 7:11:06 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

When Sarah Palin stepped into the spotlight as John McCain’s running mate in Dayton, Ohio, and promised that women could “shatter that glass ceiling once and for all”, it was an electrifying moment in a presidential election that had already produced its share of upsets and surprises.

History was on the march again the morning after Barack Obama became the first African-American to accept his party’s White House nomination. After the fireworks, the 80,000-strong crowd who had cheered Obama to the skies at the Mile High stadium in Denver woke up with a hangover.

“We may be seeing the first woman president. As a Democrat, I am reeling,” said Camille Paglia, the cultural critic. “That was the best political speech I have ever seen delivered by an American woman politician. Palin is as tough as nails.”

With her beehive hairdo and retro specs, Palin, 44, has a “naughty librarian vibe”, according to Craig Ferguson, the Scottish comedian who stars on late-night US television. However, the selection of Palin, the governor of Alaska and a mother of five, as the first female Republican vice-presidential nominee is no joke for the Democrats.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: 2008veep; paglia; palin; sarah; sarahbaxter; women
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1 posted on 08/30/2008 7:11:06 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yup! A veritable Margaret Thatcher all beautifully wrapped up and special delivered to us by our Glorious Creator! Thanks be to God!


2 posted on 08/30/2008 7:14:44 PM PDT by Paperdoll (Duncan Hunter for Secretary of Defense!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
My mother, God rest her soul, had the same hairdo. I think there's something to be said in praise of beautiful women in this world. And every married man should read to his wife the Proverbs chapter in praise of the virtuous wife!

3 posted on 08/30/2008 7:15:33 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wow even Camille Paglia was blown away.

This is going to be an amazing ride!


4 posted on 08/30/2008 7:15:42 PM PDT by Shelayne (McCain/Palin 08)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“We may be seeing the first woman president. As a Democrat, I am reeling,” said Camille Paglia, the cultural critic. “That was the best political speech I have ever seen delivered by an American woman politician. Palin is as tough as nails.”

Oh my!!! Camille forgot her talking points!!! Or maybe she just didn’t get them yet....


5 posted on 08/30/2008 7:16:11 PM PDT by TrueFact
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To: Free ThinkerNY

‘Palin is as tough as nails’ or confident because “Right is Might!


6 posted on 08/30/2008 7:19:49 PM PDT by restornu (Some how you always try to re invent the wheel!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
So far, there are about 10,000+ hits on Google for "Sarah Palin Tina Fey" and a handful of pictures on Flickr, including this one:

Sarah's better looking.




.... okay, Tina's still incredibly HOT!

7 posted on 08/30/2008 7:20:53 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Teachers open the door. It's up to you to enter.)
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To: Shelayne

Isn’t Camille a close friend of Rush?


8 posted on 08/30/2008 7:21:25 PM PDT by lesser_satan (Satire today, headlines tomorrow...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Can't beat this little one!!...Photobucket
9 posted on 08/30/2008 7:21:34 PM PDT by GitmoSailor (AZ Cold War Veteran==Keep FR free donate today==N0BAMA==FairnessDoctrine on FR????)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Did you notice Andrew Sullivan’s quote on the right side of the page? He’s dissing Palin because she’s a former beauty queen. Andrew should know about “queens”!


10 posted on 08/30/2008 7:21:53 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie
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To: Tanniker Smith

I knew it. Look for Fey and SNL to attempt to relentlessly skewer Palin and McCain ASAP.


11 posted on 08/30/2008 7:25:09 PM PDT by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir"-Gen.Sherman)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“We may be seeing the first woman president. As a Democrat, I am reeling,” said Camille Paglia, the cultural critic. “That was the best political speech I have ever seen delivered by an American woman politician. Palin is as tough as nails.”

Camille is the smartest woman on the left. She has never been a big Hillary fan. Her comments should scare the crap out of the NOW gang.

12 posted on 08/30/2008 7:25:15 PM PDT by OCC
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To: TrueFact

I don’t follow Paglia closely but I have read a number of her books and articles through the years — I don’t think Camille Paglia follows any liberal talking points too obediently. She is actually more radical than most in the Democrat Party, but she does not hesitate to rip into them, especially all the Stalinist feminists she despises.

She will VOTE pretty reliably for the left, sad to say, but her observations and reasoning can often be refreshing. Even when I disagree with her (just about all the time) she is interesting, which is a lot more than one can say for the Fembot left.

So I’m not at all surprised to see Camille praise Sarah Palin’s speech so highly, because Camille reveres truly strong women with courage and convictions, and loathes the simpering whining airheads that the Democrat Party tends to churn out.


13 posted on 08/30/2008 7:25:59 PM PDT by Enchante (The Barracuda and the Maverick will THRASH the Obamessiah and the Mouth!!)
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To: TrueFact

Say what you will about Camille, she has NO talking points that are not her own, minted by her and her alone.
I hadn’t thought about it, but it’s no surprise to me that she likes, or at least understands the potential significance of Sarah Palin.


14 posted on 08/30/2008 7:26:58 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: lesser_satan

Is she? I thought Camille Paglia was a hard-core lib, perhaps I’m confusing her with someone else.


15 posted on 08/30/2008 7:27:09 PM PDT by Shelayne (McCain/Palin 08)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

one thing no one has mentioned, she is a WINNER.
She was a successful 10 year mayor, beat two incumbents for the governor race and had strasospheric approval ratings.
She is going to play very well in middle America. The libs will hate her more than ronald reagan.


16 posted on 08/30/2008 7:27:53 PM PDT by genghis
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To: Shelayne

OK, now I know I am.

About my earlier comment: Nevermind.


17 posted on 08/30/2008 7:28:29 PM PDT by Shelayne (McCain/Palin 08)
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To: Enchante

Camille reveres truly strong women with courage and convictions
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I think she likes strong people period, male or female.


18 posted on 08/30/2008 7:30:28 PM PDT by RipSawyer (What's black and white and red all over? Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Other conservative women have pointed out that Palin was a much more effective counterweight to the super-competent and glamorous Michelle Obama than Cindy McCain, wife of the Republican candidate.

Super-competent? Glamorous? I have yet to see evidence of either one of those traits in MO. I don't consider the ability to read a teleprompter proof of competence, although she does seem to be better at it than her husband.

19 posted on 08/30/2008 7:31:09 PM PDT by twhitak
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To: Shelayne

IIRC, they were both invited to some big media function. The organizers arranged the seating so they sat next to each other, hoping for fireworks and epic drama. But it turns out they hit it off big and had a lot of fun together. I seem to recall they even shared a cigar. She sent in a message for his anniversary week.


20 posted on 08/30/2008 7:34:20 PM PDT by lesser_satan (Satire today, headlines tomorrow...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

leave it to paglia to tell the truth!


21 posted on 08/30/2008 7:34:42 PM PDT by tioga (Vote the mavericks, McCain/Palin in 2008!)
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To: LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot
Look for Fey and SNL to attempt to relentlessly skewer Palin and McCain ASAP.

I DARE THEM!!
I DOUBLE-DOG DARE Tina Fey to impersonate Sarah Palin!
I DARE her to make fun of Palin's beauty pageant days by strutting around the stage in swimwear and high heals!!

I DARE YOU, TINA FEY!
I hope you're listening!




no, seriously, I hope you're listening....

22 posted on 08/30/2008 7:36:16 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Teachers open the door. It's up to you to enter.)
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To: Tanniker Smith; All

Tina’s hot - and we know who’s going to play Sarah Palin on upcoming Saturday Night Live skits!!

I might actually watch, if they have fun with it and are not nasty. They could do some great skits about moose hunting and snowmobiling while making important national decisions.....

OK, well the VP doesn’t exactly get to make too many decisions, but does get to think about them and advise on them if there’s a decent relationship with the President.....


23 posted on 08/30/2008 7:36:56 PM PDT by Enchante (The Barracuda and the Maverick will THRASH the Obamessiah and the Mouth!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“SARAH PALIN” = “A SHARP NAIL”


24 posted on 08/30/2008 7:38:04 PM PDT by Petronski (The Vice Presidency is below Sarah Palin's paygrade.)
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To: Petronski

Nice, but you always want to be the hammer, not the nail.


25 posted on 08/30/2008 7:41:31 PM PDT by Enchante (The Barracuda and the Maverick will THRASH the Obamessiah and the Mouth!!)
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To: GitmoSailor

Can’t beat this little one!!...

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I agree. She is an absolute little doll.


26 posted on 08/30/2008 7:46:48 PM PDT by Bishop_Malachi (Liberal Socialism - A philosophy which advocates spreading a low standard of living equally.)
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To: goldstategop; All

Allow me! :)

10: Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
11: The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
12: She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
13: She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
14: She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
15: She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
16: She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
17: She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
18: She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
19: She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
20: She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
21: She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
22: She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
23: Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
24: She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
25: Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
26: She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
27: She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
28: Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
29: Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
30: Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
31: Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates” (Prov. 31).


27 posted on 08/30/2008 7:46:58 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: supremedoctrine

“Say what you will about Camille, she has NO talking points that are not her own, minted by her and her alone.”

Yep.


28 posted on 08/30/2008 7:48:39 PM PDT by AuntB ( "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: Enchante
They could do some great skits about moose hunting and snowmobiling while making important national decisions.....

< BUTTERS > Well, okay then. ... still liked my idea better ... < /BUTTERS >

29 posted on 08/30/2008 7:50:51 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Teachers open the door. It's up to you to enter.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
DING DING DING DING DING DING DING DING DING DING!

NO More Calls, Please.

We have a winner!

Cheers!

30 posted on 08/30/2008 7:54:47 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Shelayne

I love Camille, as she’s almost a female Mark Steyn.

Utterly brilliant and over-the-top witty.


31 posted on 08/30/2008 7:55:42 PM PDT by George Smiley (This tagline has been Reutered. (Can you tell?))
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To: George Smiley

Yes, I was confusing her with someone else.

My bad. ;^)


32 posted on 08/30/2008 8:01:15 PM PDT by Shelayne (McCain/Palin 08)
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To: lesser_satan

I remember him telling that story.

I had an entirely different libby-lib in my head. LOL.


33 posted on 08/30/2008 8:07:25 PM PDT by Shelayne (McCain/Palin 08)
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To: TrueFact
Oh my!!! Camille forgot her talking points!!! Or maybe she just didn’t get them yet....

Paglia is a free spirit. She happens generally to be sympathetic to the left. A lesbian who appreciates the masculine man, her signature work Sexual Personae is a classic. She doesn't need talking points. She just speaks her mind.

34 posted on 08/30/2008 8:10:25 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Tanniker Smith

Um,

Fey’s no longer on the show.

Won’t stop them from bringing her in from time to time, though.

I’m old enough to remember when SNL and Doonesbury were actually funny.


35 posted on 08/30/2008 8:11:32 PM PDT by George Smiley (This tagline has been Reutered. (Can you tell?))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

36 posted on 08/30/2008 8:12:00 PM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Enchante
> Tina’s hot - and we know who’s going to play Sarah Palin

With Sarah's take-no-prisoners approach, I wouldn't be surprised to see her go on one of the late-night shows -- and do a skit impersonating Tina Fey!

37 posted on 08/30/2008 8:12:39 PM PDT by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: Shelayne

She’s one of a kind.

Who on earth would you be confusing her with?

Inquiring minds want to know...


38 posted on 08/30/2008 8:13:13 PM PDT by George Smiley (This tagline has been Reutered. (Can you tell?))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Good Lord, we had barely 12 hours of Democrat optimism,” said Paglia. “It was a stunningly timed piece of PR by the Republicans.”"

Camile really can be refreshingly honest! : )

There is so much about which to comment about that article. But I'll choose the very end. Governor Palin DOES upstage Hillary Clinton. Unlike Hillary, she's earned every bit of it on her own! Palin didn't help he husband become Governor, she became Governor herself! She has more executive experience than Hillary and it goes without saying Palin's far, far more likable and far, far more attractive too!

39 posted on 08/30/2008 8:24:24 PM PDT by TAdams8591 (Proud Catholic supporter of Governor Mitt Romney for VP and future President of the United States!)
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To: GitmoSailor

I like that monster rhinestone flag pin she wears. No conservative little enamel flag.


40 posted on 08/30/2008 8:32:44 PM PDT by I still care ("Remember... for it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: I still care
Indeed...

I don't think that she will have to declare or reaffirm or recraft or repackage her patriotism. It's just there and it's real...

41 posted on 08/30/2008 8:38:46 PM PDT by pandemoniumreigns
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To: George Smiley

If I can remember, I’ll let you know. Someone older, not so attractive, and bitter. (I know, I know.) That’s why I was surprised.

It is really bugging me now that I can’t put my finger on who. Oh well.


42 posted on 08/30/2008 9:04:51 PM PDT by Shelayne (McCain/Palin 08)
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To: TrueFact

LOL!


43 posted on 08/30/2008 9:08:13 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Shelayne

Camille’s not bitter in the least.

Acerbic at times, but that’s different.


44 posted on 08/30/2008 9:08:59 PM PDT by George Smiley (This tagline has been Reutered. (Can you tell?))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“We may be seeing the first woman president. As a Democrat, I am reeling,” said Camille Paglia, the cultural critic. “That was the best political speech I have ever seen delivered by an American woman politician. Palin is as tough as nails.”
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And this is why I love Paglia.


45 posted on 08/30/2008 11:44:42 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Tanniker Smith

Tina Fey’s not even on the cast of SNL anymore.


46 posted on 08/31/2008 1:03:14 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: Shelayne

Gloria Steinem?


47 posted on 08/31/2008 1:17:31 AM PDT by Terpfen (Romney's loss in Florida is STILL a catastrophe. Hello, McCandidate!)
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To: George Smiley
I know she's not. They have to go get her for a two-month commitment. But, hey, if enough folks are suggesting it, SNL would be stupid to ignore that. (Of course, they've been stupid before).

You wanna know something sad: Everybody thinks that they're old enough to remember when SNL (and maybe even Doonesbury) were actually funny. Only some of us (like you and me) are right about that.

48 posted on 08/31/2008 8:25:57 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Teachers open the door. It's up to you to enter.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
See above.

They have guest hosts, don't they? And they bring back their former stars on occasion. The lowpoint of this was practically making John Goodman a cast member when Linda Tripp was in the news.

49 posted on 08/31/2008 8:31:01 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Teachers open the door. It's up to you to enter.)
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To: Paperdoll

I don’t share the enthusiasm for Palin that many on Free Republic do. I think her choice was a weak attempt to pander to female voters with no regard as to her qualifications to assume the presidency should McCain be unable to complete his term. Frankly, I doubt whether the majority of Americans are ready to have such an inexperienced woman one heartbeat away from the presidency, especially when there are other, better choices within the Republican Party.

To me, Palin’s choice practically guarantees an Obama/Biden victory in November. The Democrats will carry (moving roughly from west to east) Hawaii, California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Delaware, Maryland, Rhode Island, Virginia, the District of Columbia and Florida. It’s also possible North Carolina and Louisiana will go to the democrats. On election night, if Virginia, North Carolina and Florida go early for the Democrats, you can go to bed knowing the landslide has begun.


50 posted on 08/31/2008 8:45:16 AM PDT by MississippiMasterpiece
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