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The ABCs of Sarah Palin (Barf Alert)
Washington [Com] Post ^ | September. 12, 2008 | Howie Kurtz

Posted on 09/12/2008 9:35:03 AM PDT by Reagan Man

Anyone who said that Charlie Gibson might go easy on Sarah Palin might want to quickly delete those comments.

What the ABC newsman conducted yesterday was a serious, professional interview that went right at the heart of what we want and need to know about the governor: Could she be president? Does she understand the nuances of international affairs? Does she have a world view?

He was all business, respectful but persistent.

~snip~

Lots of conservative ridicule for this sentence in a Wendy Doniger piece on Palin for WP/Newsweek's On Faith blog:

"Her greatest hypocrisy is in her pretense that she is a woman."

Does Doniger know something I don't?

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: 2008veep; abcnews; kurtz; mccainpalin; notaboutmccain; palin; rmthread; sarah; sarahpalin; vp

1 posted on 09/12/2008 9:35:04 AM PDT by Reagan Man
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To: Reagan Man
NEW DEBUNKED LIST ENTRIES

Palin would go to war with Russia if they "attacked another country"-DEBUNKED

Palin did not know the "Bush Doctrine"-DEBUNKED

You can't see Russia from Alaska-DEBUNKED

Palin said "“Our national leaders are sending them (our troops) out on a task that is from God,”-DEBUNKED

Palin thinks Dinosaurs were around 4,000 years ago (as actor Matt Damon mentioned)-DEBUNKED

Palin claiming Iraq behind 9-11-DEBUNKED BELOW:

This Washington Post page A1 story claims "Palin Links Iraq to 9/11, A View Discarded by Bush"

"Gov. Sarah Palin linked the war in Iraq with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, telling an Iraq-bound brigade of soldiers that included her son that they would "defend the innocent from the enemies who planned and carried out and rejoiced in the death of thousands of Americans."

Nowhere in the article does it quote Palin saying Iraq was behind 9-11. It was al Qaeda who "planned and carried out and rejoiced in the death of thousands of Americans".

According to Obama's own website:

"Under the Obama plan, a residual force will remain in Iraq and in the region to conduct targeted counter-terrorism missions against al Qaeda in Iraq"

So Obama promises to keep troops in Iraq to fight al Qaeda, the group who carried out 9-11, just like Palins son will be doing.

2 posted on 09/12/2008 9:36:56 AM PDT by icwhatudo (If my brother-n-law threatened to kill my father-I'd tell his boss too (Just like Palin did))
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To: Reagan Man

Compare and contrast this interview with his interview with Obambi, which pretty much went along the lines of, “How ya feelin’, Dude?”


3 posted on 09/12/2008 9:38:41 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Reagan Man

Your not a woman until you kill your own unborn.

It’s a right of passage.

To be a REAL woman you have to earn the abortion badge and wear it wtih pride.

Vlad the impaler would be a proud Obama supporter.


4 posted on 09/12/2008 9:38:45 AM PDT by CrappieLuck
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To: Reagan Man

Howie “the Media is really mad now” Kurtz having another “we agree with us” moment.


5 posted on 09/12/2008 9:39:02 AM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: Reagan Man
He was all business, respectful but persistent.

Since when is taking Palin's past quotes out of context and being condescending considered respectful?????

6 posted on 09/12/2008 9:40:44 AM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: CrappieLuck
"Her greatest hypocrisy is in her pretense that she is a woman. The Republican party's cynical calculation that because she has a womb and makes lots and lots of babies (and drives them to school! wow!) she speaks for the women of America, and will capture their hearts and their votes, has driven thousands of real women to take to their computers in outrage. She does not speak for women; she has no sympathy for the problems of other women, particularly working class women."

Wendy Doniger: Professor of the History of Religions, University of Chicago’s Divinity School

7 posted on 09/12/2008 9:42:20 AM PDT by Reagan Man (McCain Wants My Vote --- With Palin on the ticket, MOST conservatives should be satisfied.)
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To: Reagan Man

Dang it, I swore I would never again read a Howie Kurtz piece after he recently became totally unhinged over Sarah. But, there it was, and I took the bait. I read 2/3 of this tripe, a complete waste of perfectly good synapses.


8 posted on 09/12/2008 9:53:09 AM PDT by Chaguito
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To: Reagan Man
What the ABC newsman conducted yesterday was a serious, professional interview

Looked to me like he failed in his rookie outing.

9 posted on 09/12/2008 9:53:21 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: HIDEK6

Now, I thought Charlie did pretty good for his first interview with the Governor of Alaska. He’ll get better with on-the-job training.


10 posted on 09/12/2008 10:11:16 AM PDT by yorkie01
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To: yorkie01
Maybe. He needs to pay more attention to the statements he is "quoting," and he can use some work on his poor attitude, but maybe if Katie Couric dies in office, he can move up to her job.

He's not ready for Tim Russert's job yet, and for the life of me, I can't think of who the ABC honcho is.

11 posted on 09/12/2008 10:18:29 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: CrappieLuck
*** Vlad the impaler would be a proud Obama supporter. ***

Not so. Vlad Tepes, Prince of Wallachia, would have Barack Hussein Obama's head mounted on a pike.

(He had this thing against Muslims, or those with Muslim blood.)

12 posted on 09/12/2008 10:42:13 AM PDT by Condor51 (I have guns in my nightstand because a Cop won't fit)
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To: HIDEK6; Reagan Man
What the ABC newsman conducted yesterday was a serious, professional interview.

Looked to me more like Gibson was playing the role of a trial attorney cross-examining a hostile withness.

But, for the most part, Palin handled it very well. She gave as good as she got and was not afraid to give "conservative" views that might have rankled her inquisitor.

Gibson was doing his best to force some gaffes out of her for the MSM to play over and over during the campaign. They will say that Palin didn't know what the Bush Doctrine was, but that would be quite a stretch.

No win for ABC here, despite Gibson's gallant try.

13 posted on 09/12/2008 12:07:24 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93
I agree.

And now Gibson comes under fire for his disengenuous misquoting of the Governor that, by the way, she called him on at the time.

14 posted on 09/12/2008 12:34:14 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: ml/nj; rmlew; dennisw; firebrand; juliej; Marysecretary; rodeo-mamma; Alamo-Girl; exit82; Fedora; ..

Ping!!!

Please see my post # 13.


15 posted on 09/12/2008 2:21:35 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93; freekitty; Arrowhead1952; gonzo; 2ndDivisionVet; No Surrender No Retreat; ...

Gibson only proved what an arrogant schmuck he is. His bias was up front and personal not hidden for one second. He’s in the tank for his boy, the Muslim Messiah. Gibson and his cohorts, 99% of the Liberal media, are in bed with Osama Obama. One could say “they’re sleeping with the enemy.” This time around there’s no hiding it and their arrogant assumption that we’re all morons is showing as well.


16 posted on 09/12/2008 2:31:20 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Reagan Man
The more that Obama, the MSM and DNC try to either smear, besmirch, or twist Sarah Palin's words and experience, the more people all over the country will be drawn to her.

It's because of something the left and the elite cannot understand and are blind to.

Sarah connects with everyday people. She was mother who wanted to make a difference in her community and joined the PTA and it went from there. She didn't need an ivy league degree in Political Science, she didn't need a law degree, she didn’t need rich connections, she just needed honesty, integrity, her faith, and a desire to serve.

She didn't seek wealth, power, or high position...it just happened and that connects with most Americans of all stripes (outside of the leftists and elitists whom she threatens) who in their hearts want to try and help their communities and improve things for their kids.


SARAH PALIN TRUMPS OBAMA-BIDEN

17 posted on 09/12/2008 4:19:22 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Reagan Man
Barf on this!!

Alaska Attorney, Branchflower, investigating Palin, Compromised
18 posted on 09/12/2008 4:32:11 PM PDT by Fred (The Democrat Party is the Nadir of Nihilism)
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To: Jeff Head
>>>>>Sarah connects with everyday people.

So true, Jeff.

As a popular public servant and private business owner, Sarah Palin is someone who places family at the center of her life, as a mother, a wife and a person of faith. She has demonstrated a record of character and integrity that speaks for itself. A person who supports traditional values and beliefs. An accomplished leader who gets high marks from the citizens of Alaska. And someone who believes in bureaucratic reform and a return to the Founders original intent of limited government. I'd say that qualifies her as a solid conservative. Her appeal to the average American is what stands out to many folks.

19 posted on 09/12/2008 4:34:54 PM PDT by Reagan Man (McCain Earned My Vote --- With Palin on the ticket, MOST conservatives should be satisfied.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Mark Levin really tore into Gibson tonight for his arrogance and ignorance re remarks Palin was filmed making to her church audience concerning G-d and the Iraq war.


20 posted on 09/12/2008 6:44:47 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: ExTexasRedhead
Excellent post!
21 posted on 09/12/2008 6:48:10 PM PDT by roses of sharon (READ MY LIPSTICK!)
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To: justiceseeker93

Gibson is no Perry Mason..


22 posted on 09/12/2008 10:11:32 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: justiceseeker93; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ..

Thanks justiceseeker93. My coworker mentioned she’d seen it. Earlier in the year, during the Demwit primary duel, she appeared not to know that there was more than one political party.


23 posted on 09/12/2008 11:15:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: Reagan Man

Wow, she’s revolting. And of course, the partisan hacks currently ruining whatever was left of Newsweek’s reputation have been doing this (at least) post-Demwit convention, and can be expected to continue with their shrill shilling until McCain is elected in November.


24 posted on 09/12/2008 11:37:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: SunkenCiv

Wendy Doniger

Originally trained as a dancer, Wendy Doniger completed her undergraduate work at Radcliffe College in 1962 and completed two doctoral degrees, at Harvard and Oxford Universities, specializing in Sanskrit and Indian studies (what is sometimes called Oriental studies). She has held teaching positions at Harvard, Oxford, the University of London, and UC Berkeley and has taught at the University of Chicago since 1978, where she is the Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions

~snip

...her general interest in such topics as gender, sexuality, and personal/social identity enables her to do comparative work in a wide range of historical periods and cultural settings, evident especially in her later works...

SOURCE.


25 posted on 09/13/2008 12:23:24 AM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM)
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To: Chaguito

when did that happen and what did he say?


26 posted on 09/13/2008 7:03:53 AM PDT by dervish (PDS, Palin derangement syndrome, is that covered by national health insurance?)
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To: SunkenCiv; Reagan Man

thanks.

“Even Palin’s critics should admit that, in terms of demeanor, she handled herself well for someone who three years ago was worried about the books in the Wasilla library. She projected confidence and was not openly rattled. “

That slam is Kurtz’s own. It is elitest coastal put downs of small town America, like that, which is sinking Obama.


27 posted on 09/13/2008 7:26:32 AM PDT by dervish (PDS, Palin derangement syndrome, is that covered by national health insurance?)
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To: dervish

Well put.


28 posted on 09/13/2008 8:01:05 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: dervish

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/linkset/2005/04/11/LI2005041100587.html


29 posted on 09/13/2008 8:14:16 AM PDT by Chaguito
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To: dervish

Whoa! sorry. I gave you the url for this Kurtz article. I think I have conflated someone else with Kurtz. Too many journalists coming unhinged. This looks like the first time Howie has done so. Mind cramp on my part. Please ignore my post.


30 posted on 09/13/2008 8:26:01 AM PDT by Chaguito
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To: Chaguito

No apology needed. Kurtz is not terrible or the worst, but he is on the left side. Kurtz also has a show on CNN in addition to this regular column. He reviewed the media reaction to Palin and basically gave them a pass.

I was looking to hear more if you knew.


31 posted on 09/13/2008 9:45:15 AM PDT by dervish (PDS, Palin derangement syndrome, is that covered by national health insurance?)
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To: Cicero
Compare and contrast this interview with his interview with Obambi, which pretty much went along the lines of, “How ya feelin’, Dude?”

Yep. The nature of this article, to me at least, reveals a serious sexist bent. I don't know if anyone saw the comments of Dee Dee Myers on a Fox roundtable. The other woman was a former Republican strategist I believe. Myers, a Clinton loyalist, was absolutely glowing regarding the Palin/Old Codger interview. It was the Republican woman who was less charitable. This really indicates the nature of many pro-Hillary supporters who are keying on the double-standard and sexist rantings of the media. Payback is oh so sweet for them.

32 posted on 09/13/2008 10:49:08 AM PDT by Lent
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To: justiceseeker93

Thanks for the ping!


33 posted on 09/13/2008 9:30:52 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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