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'What Makes People Think Having Someone Like Their Neighbor in the White House a Good Thing?'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 09/12/2008 11:27:03 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Sarah Palin is sending the MSM around the bend. On MSNBC this afternoon, Andrea Mitchell provided perhaps the most blatant example yet of an MSMer openly admitting she doesn't want Palin as VP. Mitchell, clearly frustrated by Palin's every-woman-appeal, complained: "Is that what we really want in our leaders? Do we want someone 'just like me?' I mean, I don't want someone like me because I know I'm not because I know I'm not prepared to be vice-president or president. What makes people think that having someone like their neigbhor be in the White House is a good thing?"

Mitchell's guest was Lisa Murkowski, Republican senator from Alaska. Mitchell began by trying to lure Murkowski into taking a swing at Palin for her comments about taking on the "good old boys." Palin defeated Murkowski's father Frank, then the sitting governor of Alaska, in the 2006 GOP gubernatorial primary.

MITCHELL: One of those good old boys was your father, Frank Murkowski. How does that make you feel?

Murkowski wouldn't bite, speaking graciously of a generational change in a young state. Mitchell tried again to use a daughter's loyalty to provoke Murkowski into taking a shot at Palin.

View video here.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: 2008; andreamitchell; democrats; dncmediamachine; elections; elitism; enemedia; liberalmedia; lisamurkowski; mccainpalin; mediabais; mediabias; msm; obamedia; sarahpalin
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1 posted on 09/12/2008 11:27:04 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Angry, elitist Andrea ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 09/12/2008 11:27:36 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I first met Andrea Mitchell in the White House Briefing Room years ago.

I am very relieved to know that my first impression of her was correct. She is a snob, and has an unreasonably high opinion of herself.

-Rex


3 posted on 09/12/2008 11:29:46 AM PDT by RexBeach ("Americans never quit!" Douglas MacArthur)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Since we are all citizens, we are all suppose to be the same in the eyes of government and one in a while, we ask one of our fellow citizens to lead in different offices.

Andrea is having a meltdown.


4 posted on 09/12/2008 11:29:47 AM PDT by edcoil
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I agree with Mitchell... I don’t want someone like her or her lefty neighbors in power either. Ha!


5 posted on 09/12/2008 11:30:22 AM PDT by The Hound Passer
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

No, Andrea thinks we need elists who are more god-like and can cure disease, calm the seas, and walk through walls. Regular normal human beings are so frail.


6 posted on 09/12/2008 11:30:33 AM PDT by downtownconservative (Intelligence sans reason is vainglorious pulp)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Maybe it has something to do with the “out of touch” crap that the MSM likes to spew, Andrea. Sound familiar? Like something you or Matt Lauer or Missy Matthews may have pounded on for the last few years.


7 posted on 09/12/2008 11:30:39 AM PDT by gundog (John McCain is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
No, Andrea ... she is not just like you.
8 posted on 09/12/2008 11:31:02 AM PDT by al_c (Avoid the consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Well, perhaps some of us are tired of the old, ineffective de facto aristocracy that the Dem party tries to foist on us every election.


9 posted on 09/12/2008 11:31:17 AM PDT by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

And notice the contrast between the confident, respectful, classy Republican Senator and the imploding liberal.


10 posted on 09/12/2008 11:32:01 AM PDT by ProudFossil
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Is that what we really want in our leaders? Do we want someone 'just like me?' I mean, I don't want someone like me because I know I'm not because I know I'm not prepared to be vice-president or president.

Andrea Mitchell I agree with you. You aren't qualified for anything...but you haven't let that stop you so far.

11 posted on 09/12/2008 11:32:19 AM PDT by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
...What makes people think that having someone like their neigbhor be in the White House is a good thing?"

Easy. Getting a good look at how the MSM's favored elite run the country.

To borrow a line, I'd rather be governed by the first 100 names in the phone book than by the faculty of Harvard.

12 posted on 09/12/2008 11:32:19 AM PDT by SampleMan (Community Organizer: What liberals do when they run out of college, before they run out of Marxism.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Uh. Because then we would be spared a left-wing Communist pig?

ML/NJ

13 posted on 09/12/2008 11:33:27 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"Is that what we really want in our leaders? Do we want someone 'just like me?'

As I recall, Andrea Mitchell once said something like, "What people like about Bill Clinton is that 'He's just like us'".

If I've got to choose between two neighbors like Bill Clinton and Sarah Palin, I'm pretty sure who's coming over for barbecue.

14 posted on 09/12/2008 11:33:27 AM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: caseinpoint
These old, wrinkled, overthe-hill liberal "feminists" just can't stand it, can they? LOL

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15 posted on 09/12/2008 11:33:49 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 ("I fear all we have done is awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve. ( DBM)
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To: RexBeach

Andrea Mitchell(I think of something that rhymes with Mitch)is as bad as the worse the MSM has to offer. Such a snide old wrinkly white hag is she.


16 posted on 09/12/2008 11:33:59 AM PDT by billhilly (I was republican when republican wasn't cool. (With an apology to Barbara Mandrell.))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Answering the headline: it’s taken me nearly 40 years to understand that most people in powerful positions got there through intelligence and hard work. But fundamentally they are my neighbor not because they put their pants on one at a time like me - but because in the end they can prove their humanity and frailty just as easily as I can and often do.


17 posted on 09/12/2008 11:34:14 AM PDT by Frapster (McCain / Palin 2008!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I don’t want someone just like Andrea Bitchell in the White House either. I’m glad Bitchell agrees.


18 posted on 09/12/2008 11:34:58 AM PDT by BykrBayb (May God have mercy on our souls. ~)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Andrea looks like Jimmy Durante with a bad wig.


19 posted on 09/12/2008 11:35:47 AM PDT by xDGx
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To: greyfoxx39

Perfect photo! LMAO!


20 posted on 09/12/2008 11:36:17 AM PDT by SAJ
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To: The Hound Passer

We have a Freeper that lives next door to the Clinton’s!

Yipps!


21 posted on 09/12/2008 11:36:17 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek ("Read my lipstick")
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To: downtownconservative
"No, Andrea thinks we need elists who are more god-like and can cure disease, calm the seas, and walk through walls. Regular normal human beings are so frail."

I think this whole Jesus/Obama angle just took a hard "180", as Rush just mentioned that Obama's "community organizer" mentor, Saul Alinsky, dedicated his book to the devil.

22 posted on 09/12/2008 11:36:30 AM PDT by LZ_Bayonet (There's Always Something.............And there's always something worse!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Seriously, this shows how stupid Andrea is but in my mind, more of what a wonderfully classy lady Murkowski’s daughter is. She took it all in and handed it right back, discounting all that Andrea said.

That’s republican women for you. Class. Period.


23 posted on 09/12/2008 11:38:37 AM PDT by netmilsmom (An Obama win? Move to AK, secede, drill, drill, drill!!!!!!)
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To: greyfoxx39

The MSM is resentful that it is no longer the gatekeeper of political fortunes, and this is especially important for the distaff side of the media and women politicans. Sarah is not beholden to them as John McCain once was and Obama now is. Becoming irrelevant not only to the general news-seeking public but also the politicians in Washington DC is a fate not to be countenanced.


24 posted on 09/12/2008 11:39:56 AM PDT by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things)
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To: LZ_Bayonet

Yeah, I read Corsi’s book where that comes out. Alinsky was the mentor of Obabma’s mentor and ComOrg boss, both dedicated Marxists.


25 posted on 09/12/2008 11:43:22 AM PDT by downtownconservative (Intelligence sans reason is vainglorious pulp)
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To: RexBeach

Andrea isn’t ready to be a journalist either...


26 posted on 09/12/2008 11:44:48 AM PDT by LtKerst (Lt Kerst)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Mitchell: "Is that what we really want in our leaders? Do we want someone 'just like me?' I mean, I don't want someone like me because I know I'm not because I know I'm not prepared to be vice-president or president.

Yet Andrea Mitchell and the rest of the biased liberal media are only too happy to tell the President and for that matter, all of the world, what they should be doing.

27 posted on 09/12/2008 11:45:51 AM PDT by RJL
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
What makes people think that having someone like their neigbhor be in the White House is a good thing?"

Well the way he talks, if my neighbor was in the White House he would've cleaned Bin Ladin's clock by now and have the National Guard on the Mexican border. Sounds good to me.

28 posted on 09/12/2008 11:46:07 AM PDT by Inyo-Mono (No longer holding my nose to vote - McCain/Palin 2008!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Let’s see, libs like Mitchell always seem to think having someone who thinks “just like me” in the WH is a great thing..... how else to account for the list of sordid, sleazy leftists who dominate Democrat tickets?


29 posted on 09/12/2008 11:48:47 AM PDT by Enchante ("Troopergate" = Obama Democrats Working Hard to Smear Governor Palin in a Non-Scandal)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Andrea had quite (another) moment on Morning Joe (perhaps you missed it with a quick glance at the Today Show or others). They were talking about the McCain “disrespect” ad, and Mitchell said something about it being “not true” or words to that effect. Joe went right after her sating (paraphrasing) “Biden did call Sarah ‘good looking’ and Obama did indeed say that she lied.” Mitchell offered stunned silence in reply. It was brilliant, and one of the few times Joe was terrific.


30 posted on 09/12/2008 11:48:48 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Others probably have made, or will make, similar observations. However I have to say that I find it deeply troubling that the mainstream press-and many in our society-seem to be starting to hold the idea that the political class should be some sort of ‘elite’ class...and not the everyday citizens as envisioned by the founders.

Between that attitude, and the rise of the Kennedy, Clinton and Bush political “dynasties,” I really feel like some people in this nation want a ruling class.


31 posted on 09/12/2008 11:53:32 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"What makes people think that having someone like their neigbhor be in the White House is a good thing?"

I guess in Andrea's version of "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington", Mr. Smith is a community organizer who learns the ropes of the local political machine, writes two books about himself, and attends Harvard.

32 posted on 09/12/2008 11:54:36 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (Welcome PUMAs!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I say this with all sincerity: I, and many people I know, including people in this forum, would make a better president than Barack Obama.


33 posted on 09/12/2008 11:55:00 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle (Without the Mainstream Media, the Left is Nothing.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

My former tagline:

“Democrats send their best people into politics. Republicans send those who have the time.”


34 posted on 09/12/2008 11:55:42 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle (Without the Mainstream Media, the Left is Nothing.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It’s more like “someone who is just like me, with a lot more talent, focus and determination”!


35 posted on 09/12/2008 11:57:44 AM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I think very few of us have neighbors who are governors of states.


36 posted on 09/12/2008 11:59:20 AM PDT by olivia3boys
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I think very few of us have neighbors who are governors of states.


37 posted on 09/12/2008 11:59:33 AM PDT by olivia3boys
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

a political reporter (even a partisan hacktress) should AT THE VERY LEAST be able to gracefully handle a balloon drop

what makes her employer think that her opinions are worth sharing is beyond me


38 posted on 09/12/2008 12:03:35 PM PDT by daku (Obama has experience pouring out of those big ears of his.)
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The poor woman. .

39 posted on 09/12/2008 12:12:25 PM PDT by polymuser (Taxpayers voting for Obama are like chickens voting for Colonel Sanders.)
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A native of New York, Mitchell received a B.A. degree in English literature from the University of Pennsylvania where she currently serves as a Trustee, a member of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Annenberg School Advisory Board.

..Is that the board that Bill Ayers chaired while receiving millions from Obama as part of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge??

40 posted on 09/12/2008 12:26:53 PM PDT by Wil H
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Not prepared to be president? Hell, Andrea, you’re not prepared to be a damned news reader! For the very first time I agree completely with Andrea Mitchell.


41 posted on 09/12/2008 12:35:09 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Not to worry Andrea, we surely don’t want someone like you anywhere near the White House, unless it’s to clean the bathrooms.


42 posted on 09/12/2008 12:35:34 PM PDT by Carley (she's all out of caribou.............)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Just like me. Only better.


43 posted on 09/12/2008 12:41:39 PM PDT by GVnana ("The American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery.")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

um...perhaps an invite to fly on air force 1


44 posted on 09/12/2008 12:45:21 PM PDT by xp38
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

what, you don’t believe in Obama’s principle of “neighborliness”?


45 posted on 09/12/2008 1:19:11 PM PDT by ari-freedom (We never hide from history. We make history!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"Is that what we really want in our leaders? Do we want someone 'just like me

Uh yes, that is exactly what we want.

Our founders never meant for there to be a elite ruling class in America. We were to leave the farm (normal average Americans) go to Washington to serve a couple of years and then return home. If they had wanted that elite class we would have royal family and lords ruling over us. They did have that chance and chose equality instead.

46 posted on 09/12/2008 2:03:09 PM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

‘What Makes People Think Having Someone Like Their Neighbor in the White House a Good Thing?’

The perception that if we did’ we’d have lower taxes, a less permeable southern boarder and a much more aggressive war against radical Islam. Not to mention a paucity in stupid legislation meant to get everyone a house, whether they can afford one or not, that ends up churning the market into collapse.

The more one considers the benifits of having someone in the Wh who isn’t a Beltway demented elite the more one hopes for it.

Here’s hoping Palin is the goods and has a future.


47 posted on 09/12/2008 2:20:35 PM PDT by TalBlack
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
What makes people think that having someone like their neighbor be in the White House is a good thing?"

Andrea you ignorant slut: The alternative is someone like you. Case closed.

48 posted on 09/12/2008 3:26:01 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: RexBeach
"first impression"

That's most likely because she didn't like your novels I (the uncultured snip), and the fact that you died almost sixty years ago. Seeing a ghost will do strange things to people.

49 posted on 09/12/2008 4:03:31 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Thanks for watching, reporting, linking, Mark.

If you’re reading this Al, how could someone exposed to objectivism be saddled with “someone like me”? Have you lost your mind?


50 posted on 09/12/2008 4:07:31 PM PDT by PGalt
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