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Who Is Sally Quinn? (As Dracula fears a cross- liberal media doyenne is terrified by Sarah Palin)
The American Prowler ^ | 9/9/2008 | Jeffrey Lord

Posted on 09/08/2008 10:10:22 PM PDT by nickcarraway

As Dracula fears a cross, so a liberal media doyenne is terrified by Sarah Palin

It is, you know, rich.

In the middle of the firestorm created by the liberal media over the nomination of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as the first woman vice-presidential nominee in the Republican Party, a familiar voice is heard. Comes word in the last few days that Sally Quinn, doyenne of the Washington Post and the Georgetown social set as well as the wife of legendary former Post Executive Editor Ben Bradlee, has taken out after Governor Palin. The moose-hunting, snowmobiling Palin is not a regular on the same social circuit as Ms. Quinn. Ms. Quinn, it seems, objects to the fact that the working-class Governor Palin, potentially Vice President or even President Palin, has five kids, one of whom is a Down's syndrome special needs baby. This, Quinn tells us, is some sort of "tipping point" that disqualifies Palin for office. Said Quinn dismissively: "I don't see how you can make your family your first priority." Another Quinn gem was that the Palin selection is a "political gimmick...I find it insulting to women, to the Republican Party, and to the country."

Well.

If ever there were a vivid illustration of the reason the New Media thrives while the old liberal establishment media is dying on the vine, its television ratings anemic and circulation numbers dropping like a stone, it is Ms. Quinn's presumed thunderbolt from what she doubtless once considered a print and electronic version of Mount Olympus. You know, if Sally thinks X and all Sally and Ben's buddies in the green rooms, newsrooms and drawing rooms of Washington and New York think X, then X must then be The Truth. The Received Truth. Which will in turn be duly dispensed for all the great unwashed out there in America to note and follow in the fashion of Moses and the Ten Commandments.

The problem for Ms. Quinn and what she freely concedes she is part of ("what one would call the liberal media elite," as she described it the other morning on the CBS Early Show) is that in the world of the New Media (not to mention the wired world of America) everyone -- everyone -- is on to how Ms. Quinn and her friends operate. Rank-and-file conservative Americans look at this old media campaign to destroy the life of Sarah Palin and remember what was done to people like, say, Clarence Thomas. They get it. They understand condescending arrogance when they see it, have a very real understanding of just who these Palin critics are and what they are really trying to do. By the grace of talk radio, the Internet, and Fox, they also know that the Bastille that was once the liberal media fortress has been overrun -- and the key is in their hands. The once powerful ability of Ms. Quinn and her friends to set the American agenda has vanished, leaving behind a crowd of angry would-be power brokers with not much power left to broker.

I'm never big on personal attacks in politics. The best policy is to let them speak for themselves, which Ms. Quinn's surely do. She has had apparent second thoughts and went on the Bill O'Reilly show to say, "I was wrong." But the personal attacks on Governor Palin and her family cry out for a response, beginning with Ms. Quinn's. As this campaign reaches its final stage, it is time for that McCain favorite: "straight talk."

JUST WHO IS SALLY QUINN to be loftily informing the rest of us about Governor Palin's family situation and qualifications? From the pages of her husband Ben Bradlee's memoir The Good Life, one can glean a lot about not only Ms. Quinn but just why it is that so many Americans have an instinctive mistrust -- okay, loathing -- for the liberal media establishment Ms. Quinn and her husband and friends so famously represent. Safely in retirement, Ben Bradlee provides a keyhole view of how the inner machinery of the great liberal media world really works.

Sally Quinn, according to Ben, first came to his attention when she was "introduced to me after [a Post executive] interviewed her for a job as secretary to the editorial page editor." What did Bradlee, the powerful executive editor, think of Ms. Quinn and her professional abilities? "I advised him against hiring her, and not just because she couldn't take shorthand. Speaking for myself, I suggested to Phil that anyone that attractive could make work difficult." So, on the basis of her looks, Ms. Quinn was not hired because Mr. Bradlee believed he could not cope were she to be in his vicinity.

But fear not! A "month or so later" when the Post was looking for "someone to cover parties" in Washington, "Sally Quinn's name resurfaced." She was, Bradlee tells us, "perfectly suited for the job." Perfectly suited, that is, "except for one small problem." The problem? "[S]he had never written a word in her life." So. The hot-looking Ms. Quinn, whose looks Bradlee says could make his working life "difficult," gets hired to write at the Washington Post, one of the most prestigious and powerful papers of the day. Even though Sally not only can't take shorthand but can't write either. Says Bradlee: "Nobody's perfect."

Soon, our heroine is grinding it out. Bradlee cites a paragraph from one of his favorite Sally pieces:

"On the Washington Affair: For the mistress there is the pleasure of having and exerting power over a man who is powerful himself. For the wife there is the title, the social status and the money. And for the man himself, there is the satisfaction of having his needs met by two women. In the Washington Affair there is something for everyone.

Got it. What happens next?

Says Ben: "...I had reached another one of those critical forks in the road. One way involved staying with Tony [that would be Tony Pinchot Bradlee, Ben's wife], the woman I had once loved, the mother of two of my children, and trying to rekindle happiness. The other way involved recognizing that I had fallen in love, and that meant exploring a different life with Sally...." What did Ben do? "My solution was to move into a hotel for a month and then into an apartment in the Watergate complex. Sally joined me there..." You have to love that last line. Bradlee makes it sound like hot Sally was just a young associate getting a new office in the town's leading white shoe law firm or leading business. In a way, she was. You have to admire Ben's standing up for affirmative action.

Now.

What exactly was it that Sally said about Sarah Palin? What did she say about the woman from Alaska who has worked her way from bottom to top on her own initiative and hard work, smartly taking on the good old boy network and beating them? Sarah, says Sally, didn't have the qualifications to be Vice President because "I don't see how you can make your family your first priority." Sarah's candidacy, says a frosty Sally, is an "insult to women."

Considering the facts as stated by Ben in his memoirs, what does one say to lines like these? What about Tony and Ben's family? Was Sally putting Ben's family first? Was Ben? Well, obviously no. Does it ever occur that she, hot young Sally Quinn, who couldn't write and, in Ben's telling, moved in with the Boss, has a career that itself began in a fashion that many professional women would regard as "an insult to women"? Of course not. No one who counted would ever dare raise the subject in any serious way in the old days. Besides, it presumably would not have mattered to hot Sally anyway because she was getting such a kick out of the whole experience. As she wrote, "For the mistress there is the pleasure of having and exerting power over a man who is powerful himself."

And if Tony Bradlee is disappeared and you get to be the Mrs. yourself, well, again quoting Sally: "For the wife there is the title, the social status and the money." For Tony Bradlee the idea that, again quoting Sally, "in the Washington Affair there is something for everyone" turned out to be, thanks to Sally, a piece of bad fiction straight out of a Sally Quinn novel. As for any woman who had real demonstrated journalistic talent and wanted to cover the social life of Washington for the Post when the plum job was open -- but unfortunately looked like Ugly Betty? Well, tough cookies sweetheart.

Which is why and how the rest of us in America get to listen to Sally Quinn emerge from her Georgetown parlor (where she dwells with "the title, the social status and the money") to put that upstart Palin woman from Alaska in her place. Perhaps it galls Sally (and certain other members of the liberal media elites -- they would know who they are) that Sarah is where she is and got there without, as far as the liberal media can determine, sleeping with a single man outside of her own husband.

This kind of hit job on Sarah Palin by what's left of the once dominant liberal media is both typical and shameful. It is exactly what passed unquestioned for serious journalism -- and serious journalists -- before the advent of the New Media.

The Sally Quinns of the world were given cachet because liberals like Ben Bradlee got to do whatever the hell they pleased with their power in the media and there wasn't a damn thing the rest of the country could do as one conservative after another from Barry Goldwater to Ronald Reagan to Robert Bork to Clarence Thomas, Dan Quayle, Miguel Estrada, and on and on right up to today's Sarah Palin were trashed. And I do mean trashed. They were painted as idiots, warmongers, bigots, boobs, religious fanatics, wild-eyed zealots, racists, sexual harassers, and God only knows what else. This kind of garbage was bannered and blared unchallenged from every one of the three major networks, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time, Newsweek and the rest of the liberal acolyte media organs. For decades. Until the advent of everything from conservative magazines such as the one you are reading to talk radio to the Internet to Fox collectively shattered the media monopoly.

BEFORE WE LEAVE the Bradlees, let's take another look at a reminder of the liberal media world and how it once worked when there was no one around who could challenge it.

Ben is famous, of course, for being the man who, with Woodward and Bernstein and the late Post owner Katharine Graham , brought down Richard Nixon over the Watergate scandal. But his taste in reporting scandal was selective. Very. He is also famous as the Newsweek correspondent who was a close friend of Nixon's famous successful rival from the 1960 election, President John F. Kennedy. Ben and then-wife Tony hung out regularly with Jack and Jackie. This resulted in a steady flow of stories straight from his friend JFK to Bradlee to the pages of Newsweek, all of which helped Ben's career. But what does Ben tell us decades later, as the liberal media monolith began to crack? We find that right under Bradlee's nose, his pal JFK was not only trysting with a mobster's girlfriend, he was having a fling with Bradlee's own sister-in-law, Mary Pinchot Meyer. Not quite a year after JFK's murder in Dallas, on October 12, 1964, with the Johnson-Goldwater campaign consuming the headlines, Mary Meyer was mysteriously shot to death as she walked along a canal towpath in Georgetown.

There was a diary, as we now know with no thanks to Ben. A diary Mary Meyer -- who was separated from a CIA official -- kept and that was being sought by one James Jesus Angleton, described in Ben's memoirs as "an extremely controversial, high-ranking CIA official specializing in counterintelligence." The startled Bradlees came upon Mr. Angleton rummaging through Mary's home the day after she was murdered, having apparently gained entrance by picking a lock. Then, later, they encountered him again, this second time in the act of picking a lock to get into her studio. Angleton didn't get his hands on the diary -- but Ben and his wife did. What was in sister-in law Mary's diary? The revelation that Mary had been having the hot and heavy affair with JFK. That the President of the United States and his mistress, Ben's sister-in-law, had met "twenty to thirty times in the White House" and "that they had smoked grass (three joints) on one occasion."

Newsworthy, wouldn't you think? Front-page kind of stuff. Especially in the middle of a presidential campaign between JFK's liberal hand-picked successor LBJ and the conservative Goldwater, this would make some real news. An "extremely controversial" CIA type breaks into the house of the murdered sister-in-law of a JFK pal and Newsweek correspondent, searching for a diary that contains evidence of an affair between a now murdered President and his murdered mistress? Who was separated from her CIA husband? That they were smoking dope in the White House? And this is not news? Does the old phrase "hold the presses!" ring a bell here?

Well, no. This was not news, alas. Not to correspondent Bradlee. At least it wasn't when it might have made an impact. God only knows what would have come out in the 1964 campaign if the aggressive Washington Post-style coverage of Watergate had been put into motion over this discovery. But this was the day of the Old Media. While it may be OK to get Richard Nixon or bork Bork or smear Clarence Thomas, or these days to try and ruin a 17-year old daughter of Sarah Palin and hence Palin herself, when it came to a liberal icon and friend of Ben, things were done differently. After all, neither Dick Nixon, Bob Bork, Clarence Thomas or now Sarah Palin were or are members of the club. Ben, however, is and was. So with incriminating diary in hand, if Ben believed another standard should be applied to his liberal buds, that was the way it worked. Says Ben: "It is important to say that I never for a minute considered reporting the discovery of the diary and its contents." When, in 1976, the National Enquirer uncovered the story and ran with it, Ben says he was "extremely troubled." He also admits that he knew his wife Tony had destroyed the diary.

WHY BRING THIS STUFF up now, in 2008? What's the point?

The point is simple: it's about the treatment of Sarah Palin over the next two months -- and afterwards if elected. The origins of Sally's career as a powerful liberal establishment media figure and husband Ben's journalistic judgment on the explosive story of Mary Meyer and JFK are emblematic of the biased journalism that angered Americans for decades when discussing the "liberal media." It wreaks of double-standards, class warfare and hypocrisy in relentless pursuit of an agenda. The shorthand to conservatives back before the advent of the New Media was this: because we, the liberal media, have the power and you don't, we will promote whomever we damn well please to positions of whatever media power positions we choose for whatever reasons we want, honorable or not. We will give them fame, power, money and prestige so that they may be seen by the American public as the sage, trustworthy members of our society whose views should be heard, respected and generally followed. Under the guise of scrupulously objective reporting, we will advance our elitist agenda by presenting our beliefs as the mainstream of American thought and using our power to destroy whichever conservative we feel is the most serious threat to that power and world view.

The liberal media elites can still play their game, as is witnessed with the cover of supermarket tabloid US Weekly's Palin cover proclaiming "Babies, Lies & Scandal." But these days the recognition of the game is quick, the reaction time instantaneous and thorough. Images shot around the Internet with a pairing of the US Weekly Palin cover hatchet job quickly matched with an earlier, loving US Weekly cover of the Obamas, cooing "Michelle Obama: Why Barack Loves Her." Fox correspondent Megyn Kelly investigated, eviscerating US Weekly senior editor Bradley Jacobs in front of Fox cameras.(See http://www.foxnews.com/video2/video08.html?maven_referralObject=3064954&maven_referralP laylistId=&sRevUrl=http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,416785,00.html TARGET=BLANK>here.)

Word spread instantly to those who might not know that US Weekly is owned by the lefty Jann Wenner, founder of Rolling Stone. Wenner is an Obama (and Gore, Edwards etc., etc., etc.) contributor. "I finance all the Democrats," Wenner told Business Week. Indeed, and he uses his magazines to push his politics (not that there's anything wrong with that). He was in the news awhile back for leaving his wife for another guy and the two men had twins earlier this year (don't ask). All of which is to say that, in the tradition of Ben and Sally and other of his fellow liberals in the media, the liberal Mr. Wenner has an agenda, in his case of despising social conservatives and their beliefs centering on same-sex marriage or gay rights in general. But unlike the straight-forwardly political and left-leaning Rolling Stone, US Weekly is commonly viewed as something else entirely, which Wenner and company certainly know. So under the sly guise of a seemingly innocent, gossipy tabloid he will ruthlessly pursue that agenda in typical liberal media fashion. Which we have all learned long ago means making the philosophical deeply personal, savaging whomever -- in this case Sarah Palin -- to try and manipulate public opinion. Pretending all the while the media venue at issue is completely objective, as indeed the US Weekly senior editor tried to pretend to Fox's Megyn Kelly. In the case of US Weekly we are supposed to think it simply a harmless little celebrity magazine for you to peruse while waiting to check out your canned beets. This is, of course, a lie.

This election, so unpredictable all year long, has now taken on an additional unforeseen aspect. Thanks to the selection by John McCain of Sarah Palin, this race will become in part a referendum on the core beliefs of the liberal media itself and the tricks of the trade they employ to advance their agenda. A discussion of the deeply elitist concepts of class, women, favoritism, special treatment and, well, old-fashioned straight up snobbery by people who quite laughably have zero to be snobs about.

Who is Sally Quinn? Someone who got her career in a decidedly different way than Sarah Palin.

Who is Sarah Palin? Decidedly not Sally Quinn.

Thank God.

Jeffrey Lord is a former Reagan White House political director and author. He writes from Pennsylvania.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benbradlee; mccainpalin; palin; quinn
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1 posted on 09/08/2008 10:14:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Ben Bradlee threw his first wife under the bus.

Sally brought him hope and change.

Let’s all hope Sally doesn’t throw Ben under the bus for the affections of the pool boy.


2 posted on 09/08/2008 10:17:33 PM PDT by xDGx
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To: nickcarraway
Sally Quinn, doyenne of the Washington Post and the Georgetown social set as well as the wife of legendary former Post Executive Editor Ben Bradlee

Never heard of either of these two idiots. I have heard of Sarah Palin and I like what I hear...go Sarah!

3 posted on 09/08/2008 10:17:57 PM PDT by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: nickcarraway
All feminists are terrified of Sarah Palin. Sarah didn't stand around whining about being a victim all the time. She grabbed the moose by the horns and climbed up on its back.

Yeah. I saw that picture. LOL!

4 posted on 09/08/2008 10:18:28 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (McCain/Palin '08! Real change you won't have to "believe in." You'll be able to see it!!!)
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To: nickcarraway

I saw this old hag trying to convince O’Reilly that she was a “regular gal” who ate cheeseburgers. O’reilly, being the dunce he is, gushed all over her.


5 posted on 09/08/2008 10:19:59 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: nickcarraway

“The 7 Most Dreaded Words in Washington: First of a Series by Sally Quinn.”


6 posted on 09/08/2008 10:22:45 PM PDT by 185JHP ( "The thing thou purposest shall come to pass: And over all thy ways the light shall shine.")
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To: nickcarraway

Soooooooo....Sally bedded Ben, shacked up with him at the Watergate while he was married. She broke up the family and laid claim to moniker, the Princess of Georgetown. A whore....and she has the nerve to critcize Mrs.Palin.


7 posted on 09/08/2008 10:23:37 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: nickcarraway

Many Liberal diapers are soiled.


8 posted on 09/08/2008 10:29:49 PM PDT by wastedyears (Single dudes for hockey moms.)
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To: Texas Songwriter
Now now, let's not paint Sally Quinn as a gold-digger, only out for power. Face it. Ben was a hunk. Why just look at them:

And Sally was no makeup counter zombie:

He is suave, and debonair, like Bond!

What woman would not want to French his dentures???


9 posted on 09/08/2008 10:31:53 PM PDT by xDGx
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To: nickcarraway
Below is Sally Quinn's secret panic driven response to Sarah Palin!


10 posted on 09/08/2008 10:32:19 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (I do not want to know the type of person, who does not like Sarah Palin!)
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To: xDGx
She definitely has the ‘Bitter Cow Syndrome’..... ;)
11 posted on 09/08/2008 10:34:04 PM PDT by BossLady ("FACT ARE STUBBORN THINGS!...." ~ John Adams)
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To: Texas Songwriter
She broke up the family and laid claim to moniker, the Princess of Georgetown. A whore....and she has the nerve to critcize Mrs.Palin.

It's easy to see why she cannot understand Sarah's love and dedication to her family.
"I don't see how you can make your family your first priority."

After all - the first priority of Sally and her husband was their own adulterous sexual affair.

12 posted on 09/08/2008 10:35:21 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Alaskan landscape is littered with the bodies of those who have crossed Sarah Palin)
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To: nickcarraway; dixiechick2000

after stealing Bradlee away from his first wife and as Bradlee’s then second wife and 21 years his junior she becomes the social crowd hostess in Washington DC and earns the name doyenne over time

well I can tell ya’ll as a someone from the Deep South and knowing my own way around tinkling crystal and Debs and sub-Debs even that in Jackson Mississippi or Montgomery Alabama the interloper second wife woulda been treated like a second rate whore and never ever a “doyenne”

only in Washington DC or maybe Manhattan, not in the true south

I know one case here in Nashville where wife number 2 who’s about 25 years younger stole away Big Daddy after she started as receptionist at his firm and he tried to “introduce” her to the Iroquois crowd and got rebuffed....bless her little cheating heart and she has now been ensconced at Rosemary Beach where she enjoys the status she so craves and deserves away from some sharp assed claws from loyalists to the first wife who still gets invited to the Swan Ball planning party...the biggie down here.

This is Dixie down here and first wife unless caught with the pool boy reigns supreme fir her lifetime....

and don’t you forget it!


13 posted on 09/08/2008 10:38:07 PM PDT by wardaddy (Obama/Pol Pot 2008)
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To: nickcarraway

Unfortunately, I’m not seeing a great deal of great comments for this post but it is absolutely devastating. Not only is Sally Quinn unfit to lick the shoes of even a Hillary Clinton (let alone Palin who rose on her own ability) but she had NO talent to do what she was hired to do, no resume to speak of.

It speaks not only to her hypocrisy and that of liberals, in general, but to the fact that truth, honor or anything of the sort does not enter into their political calculations. Quinn’s husband’s withholding of his sister-in-law’s diary is in stark contrast to the gusto with which he undertook the Watergate scandal.

I find the whole group reprehensible.


14 posted on 09/08/2008 10:45:52 PM PDT by Skywalk (Transdimensional Jihad!)
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To: wardaddy

LOL!

We like, and respect, our starter wives!

Unless caught with the cabana boy...

And, that is the ONLY way she would be told to give up the throne.


15 posted on 09/08/2008 10:46:23 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Sarah'cuda Rocks)
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To: nickcarraway
Wow, this piece utterly destroys quinn. She's a real piece of sh|t.
16 posted on 09/08/2008 10:46:56 PM PDT by Vision Thing (obambi vs. McZilla)
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To: wardaddy

Well, looks like I just had to wait for some good comments :)

Isn’t it hilarious that these people will even open their mouths to say the things they do (or write the things they write) knowing that the truth of their own lives is PUBLIC FRIGGIN RECORD?! Is this the kind of uncritical acceptance they expect of their fellow liberals?


17 posted on 09/08/2008 10:48:29 PM PDT by Skywalk (Transdimensional Jihad!)
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To: wardaddy
Let's all hope this doesn't degenerate into some vindictive photofest of an over the-hill wannabe doyenne succumbing to the ravages of tanning booths, the grape and Xanax.

Whoa! My bad!

18 posted on 09/08/2008 10:48:38 PM PDT by xDGx
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To: nickcarraway

So she’s trash, but trash who knows a thing or two about wine and cheese pairings.

I do give the author credit for shedding some light on those in the media who are ever so willing to pass judgment on the rest of us.

It’s not surprising that the capitol city of a government which doles out a cool $3 tril a year would end up with such creatures in its midst.


19 posted on 09/08/2008 10:54:54 PM PDT by Harry Wurzbach
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To: xDGx; wardaddy

Good article, but could have been reduced to:

in response to who is Sally Quinn?

September 6, 2008 5:15:40 AM EDT · 22 of 126
Covenantor to dalereed

Sally Quinn was a reporter for the Washington Post who screwed her boss Ben Bradlee as a career move and then parleyed it into marriage and moving along fabricated a hoity-toity social niche leveraged by WaPo’s Watergate coverage.

A whore with a more or less exclusive contract. It sends shivers of excitement up and down the spines of the remitance men and coupon clipping DC-NY arrivestes.

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20 posted on 09/08/2008 11:01:29 PM PDT by Covenantor (With Gov. Palin on board, the fish fry has commenced.)
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To: nickcarraway

Such a deliciously salacious article! Sally is a disgusting dead soul.


21 posted on 09/08/2008 11:09:26 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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Ben continues to set fashion benchmarks...
22 posted on 09/08/2008 11:14:35 PM PDT by xDGx
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To: dixiechick2000; Skywalk; xDGx; Covenantor

My dear mother (RIP) would simply never tolerate the discussion of the second wife in her home “that tramp”..

My dad was butternut loyal all his life to her but some of his pals fell in with younger hotties and it stirred up the nest...women can be vicious

My mother had only two friends in her life that had been the mistress. One when she was young and didn’t care yet. And later when it took her circle 25 years to finf out their friend who couldn’t get a date was in reality a “the other woman”.

My mother’s daddy left my grandma for a nurse....one who was 30 years younger and had a steady supply of caverject...lol

my own wife would kill me and take my kids and the family assets and I’d be too poor to bury...ain’t worth it at fiddy

many women especially after babies and in menopause (which is hard enough) fear this Sally Quinn thing...especially in the Town and Country peer group where a rich guy can snag a young supple hottie with ease...there is a lot at stake.....it’s tough being a woman with so much emphasis placed on looks and less on character

life ain’t fair..but hey....they outlive us by 7-10 years so it’s a tradeoff


23 posted on 09/08/2008 11:15:15 PM PDT by wardaddy (Obama/Pol Pot 2008)
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To: nickcarraway

Thanks for posting this article. Lots of good stuff in here about how the old media set out to destroy conservatives, from a guy who was there in the trenches. It’s sickening what they were able to get away with. Thank God that’s changing.

This paragraph does a good job of describing what these jackals were all about:

“The Sally Quinns of the world were given cachet because liberals like Ben Bradlee got to do whatever the hell they pleased with their power in the media and there wasn’t a damn thing the rest of the country could do as one conservative after another from Barry Goldwater to Ronald Reagan to Robert Bork to Clarence Thomas, Dan Quayle, Miguel Estrada, and on and on right up to today’s Sarah Palin were trashed. And I do mean trashed. They were painted as idiots, warmongers, bigots, boobs, religious fanatics, wild-eyed zealots, racists, sexual harassers, and God only knows what else. This kind of garbage was bannered and blared unchallenged from every one of the three major networks, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time, Newsweek and the rest of the liberal acolyte media organs. For decades. Until the advent of everything from conservative magazines such as the one you are reading to talk radio to the Internet to Fox collectively shattered the media monopoly.”

Oh, and that’s the first I heard of JFK smoking dope in the Whitehouse!


24 posted on 09/08/2008 11:23:00 PM PDT by Tom_Busch (Liberal media logic: Palin doesn't have enough experience, but Obama does.)
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To: nickcarraway
Sally Quinn, according to Ben, first came to his attention when she was "introduced to me after [a Post executive] interviewed her for a job as secretary to the editorial page editor." What did Bradlee, the powerful executive editor, think of Ms. Quinn and her professional abilities? "I advised him against hiring her, and not just because she couldn't take shorthand. Speaking for myself, I suggested to Phil that anyone that attractive could make work difficult." So, on the basis of her looks, Ms. Quinn was not hired because Mr. Bradlee believed he could not cope were she to be in his vicinity.

But fear not! A "month or so later" when the Post was looking for "someone to cover parties" in Washington, "Sally Quinn's name resurfaced." She was, Bradlee tells us, "perfectly suited for the job." Perfectly suited, that is, "except for one small problem." The problem? "[S]he had never written a word in her life." So. The hot-looking Ms. Quinn, whose looks Bradlee says could make his working life "difficult," gets hired to write at the Washington Post, one of the most prestigious and powerful papers of the day. Even though Sally not only can't take shorthand but can't write either. Says Bradlee: "Nobody's perfect."

I love how these liberal feminists who claim that they can achieve things without using their femininity...and get jobs just as good as men based simply on their own qualifications - and then, AHA...it appears that is exactly the opposite of how this "ho" got her first career position.

And she has the audacity to utter even a breath against Sarah Palin?

One thing I hope that comes from this election is that all the smarmy-mouthed, snickering, fault-finding NOW members and their ilk get really raked over the coals every time they attempt an attack on Palin. It will send most of them to the psychiatrist's office after a while. But their time is coming.

Most of these women who started this feminist movement in the 60's are old hens now with little left but post-menapausal syndromes. They all belittled any woman who made her career based on her beauty (looks, after all being the most unimportant thing for a woman they touted) Yet, these same women have spent thousands on their physical appearance and undergone so many plastic surgery procedures, botox injections and lift-up or implants, that there isn't much real stuff left. I just hope they all melt down and wash away soon! I was sick of them when they started this movement, and I have had enough now! Just shut up you old bags!

25 posted on 09/08/2008 11:30:02 PM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: wardaddy

Second wives isn’t the reason for the thread.

Sorry, dear. ;o)

The fact is that Sarah is redefining feminism.
It’s not to their liking...and THEY (libs that they are) didn’t succeed.

For some reason these 60 - 70 year old females don’t like the fact that Sarah did it on her own, they don’t like that she’s very attractive, they don’t like that she’s excelled even with a family, they don’t like that her husband plays a very supporting role...etc.

As I said, Sarah is redefining feminism, and they don’t like it...and they are SO jealous!


26 posted on 09/08/2008 11:33:08 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Sarah'cuda Rocks)
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To: dixiechick2000

I feel better attacking Quinn after she has savaged our Sarah.

Quinn lives in a bauble.


27 posted on 09/08/2008 11:37:15 PM PDT by wardaddy (Obama/Pol Pot 2008)
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To: dixiechick2000

You hit it. They are JEOLOUS!


28 posted on 09/08/2008 11:37:30 PM PDT by nicksaunt
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To: wardaddy

LOL!

Be my guest!

It’s not like she doesn’t deserve it.

Heck...she went on O’Reilly to try to redeem herself,
and she couldn’t help but condemn herself further.


29 posted on 09/08/2008 11:39:28 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Sarah'cuda Rocks)
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To: nicksaunt

JEOLOUS=JEALOUS


30 posted on 09/08/2008 11:40:06 PM PDT by nicksaunt
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To: nicksaunt

Trust us ladies who grew up during the feminist years.

They were just as vile then.

Look at them now...they dress as men do.

I loved that Sarah wore a skirt, and looked great!


31 posted on 09/08/2008 11:41:21 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Sarah'cuda Rocks)
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To: wardaddy

You’re a funny writer, wardaddy.

What’s ‘caverject?’


32 posted on 09/08/2008 11:41:47 PM PDT by b9 ("Maybe you should revisit your assumption..." ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: nicksaunt

I’m not the spelling police.

I knew what you meant.


33 posted on 09/08/2008 11:42:15 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Sarah'cuda Rocks)
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To: b9; wardaddy

You might want to google or yahoo caverject.

I just did. lol

I had no idea what it was.


34 posted on 09/08/2008 11:46:57 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Sarah'cuda Rocks)
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To: dixiechick2000
Sarah is redefining feminism, and they don’t like it...and they are SO jealous!

Sarah has such a solid core, which makes her decisions straightforward, except to the nuanced elites.

Sarah walks the walk. The elites just slither.

35 posted on 09/08/2008 11:47:24 PM PDT by b9 ("Maybe you should revisit your assumption..." ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: b9
used to be man's best friend before Viagara and Cialis...only for the brave I'd wager:

right in the Johnson..egads the horror....all joking aside...it and the pump used to be the only option for men with severe diabetes or spinal chord issues

36 posted on 09/08/2008 11:48:26 PM PDT by wardaddy (Obama/Pol Pot 2008)
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To: dixiechick2000

Oh, thanks. Shoulda Googled first! “;^)


37 posted on 09/08/2008 11:49:43 PM PDT by b9 ("Maybe you should revisit your assumption..." ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: wardaddy

yeeeOWCH!


38 posted on 09/08/2008 11:50:28 PM PDT by b9 ("Maybe you should revisit your assumption..." ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Texas Songwriter

Quite an article! It seems that Mr. Jeffrey Lord will never cross the threshold for a Sally Quinn cocktail party!


39 posted on 09/09/2008 12:04:37 AM PDT by Enchante (If Bill Clinton could juggle 5 bimbos and an angry wife then why worry about Sarah Palin?)
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To: nickcarraway; xDGx

She effed her way into the role of Grand Poobah of Georgetown socialite liberals? How old-fashioned...


40 posted on 09/09/2008 12:11:55 AM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: Vision Thing

RE: “Wow, this piece utterly destroys quinn. She’s a real piece of sh|t.”

YES, she is a POS; was a real two-bit whore back in the day. I remember her story well and it hasn’t aged any better. When I saw her name I thought, OH NO, not THAT a**hole again!!!!


41 posted on 09/09/2008 12:20:55 AM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: Enchante

I don’t think he cares.


42 posted on 09/09/2008 12:32:35 AM PDT by kalee
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To: All

That was a fun read.

Just goes to show how hypocritical these libs are.

The jealousy abounds for Palin, a woman who has earned her stripes versus Sally Quinn, a pretty face who got her job by attracting the lust of Ben Bradlee.

Sally Quinn is a farce of a parody wrapped in life of lies. By fact, her whole life is a fraud.


43 posted on 09/09/2008 12:33:32 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Democrats fear Sarah Palin like they feared Clarence Thomas)
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To: Skywalk
Ditto. I'm afraid, if I were ever, personally, confronted by this breathing turd, I would be reduced to hurling rocks and names appropriate to his character! He should be very grateful, indeed, that we do not travel in the same social circles! I certainly am.

As for the “bitch wife”, she probably has no children, further eroding her standing as a qualified critic. Am I correct? Women of this particular sort are wickedly selfish beyond human belief. They don't wish to share their life, their time, or their spouse—not even with their own children! How she can pretend she is a feminist, with NONE of the usual qualifications (not even having obtained her job by virtue of RELEVANT experience), is truly something only she can comprehend.

Yo, Sal, old gal, it takes more than bitching about your salary and “glass ceilings”, to be a REAL feminist. Good grief, even Hillary has a kid!

44 posted on 09/09/2008 12:59:41 AM PDT by singfreedom (Obama's solution to the energy crisis: check the air in your tires! Why didn't we think of that?)
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To: xDGx
Gosh her hair is so THIN! I think she needs a hair transplant. Of course, peroxide does that after all those years!
45 posted on 09/09/2008 1:03:42 AM PDT by singfreedom (Obama's solution to the energy crisis: check the air in your tires! Why didn't we think of that?)
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To: nickcarraway
To be frankly honest, I have never heard of Sally Quinn until I just read this article. I have known about Sarah since she ran for mayor of Wasilla in 1996.
46 posted on 09/09/2008 1:06:37 AM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Democrats spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: Tom_Busch
I didn't know he smoked, but he had a quack doctor that gave him shots of nobody knows what to this day, allegedly for his “back”. These shots were given on a more regular basis as time passed. They do know they contained an opiate of some kind.

That is supposedly why Kennedy did so poorly in his talks with Nikita K. He was stoned on his a$s.

47 posted on 09/09/2008 1:13:46 AM PDT by singfreedom (Obama's solution to the energy crisis: check the air in your tires! Why didn't we think of that?)
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To: nickcarraway

Just three months ago on May 21st in the Washington Post, Sally Quinn wrote in defense of gay marriage...

“Please tell me how it could possibly be harmful to society to have two loving people form a union.”

Last week, on the O’Reilly Factor, she argued in defense of her hit piece on Sarah Palin that fathers and mothers have “very different roles” in the raising of a family, inferring that a mother’s role could not be replaced by the father taking up the slack.

Which is it, Sally?


48 posted on 09/09/2008 1:39:05 AM PDT by Wil H
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To: dixiechick2000
And the biggest issue that they ( supposed women's rights liberal feminist ) are enraged against Sarah Palin with disgust , hate , is : Abortion ...
That maybe the biggest reason why they are enraged because they know Roe vs Wade could be over turned if McCain/Palin wins..... the demons are mad.
Pro-Choice to Abort and Gay rights is their only reasons that defines them as feminist for woman's rights.... and the pick of Sarah Palin exposes their hypocrisy.
49 posted on 09/09/2008 2:19:21 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: nickcarraway

Touche, Mr. Lord - very niftily done.


50 posted on 09/09/2008 3:30:44 AM PDT by Alia
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