Skip to comments.'What Makes People Think Having Someone Like Their Neighbor in the White House a Good Thing?'
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.
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Angry, elitist Andrea ping to Today show list.
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.
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.
I agree with Mitchell... I don’t want someone like her or her lefty neighbors in power either. Ha!
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.
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.
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.
And notice the contrast between the confident, respectful, classy Republican Senator and the imploding liberal.
Andrea Mitchell I agree with you. You aren't qualified for anything...but you haven't let that stop you so far.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I don’t want someone just like Andrea Bitchell in the White House either. I’m glad Bitchell agrees.
Andrea looks like Jimmy Durante with a bad wig.
Perfect photo! LMAO!
We have a Freeper that lives next door to the Clinton’s!
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.
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.
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.
Yeah, I read Corsi’s book where that comes out. Alinsky was the mentor of Obabma’s mentor and ComOrg boss, both dedicated Marxists.
Andrea isn’t ready to be a journalist either...
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
My former tagline:
“Democrats send their best people into politics. Republicans send those who have the time.”
It’s more like “someone who is just like me, with a lot more talent, focus and determination”!
I think very few of us have neighbors who are governors of states.
I think very few of us have neighbors who are governors of states.
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
The poor woman. .
..Is that the board that Bill Ayers chaired while receiving millions from Obama as part of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge??
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.
Not to worry Andrea, we surely don’t want someone like you anywhere near the White House, unless it’s to clean the bathrooms.
Just like me. Only better.
um...perhaps an invite to fly on air force 1
what, you don’t believe in Obama’s principle of “neighborliness”?
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.
‘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.
Andrea you ignorant slut: The alternative is someone like you. Case closed.
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.
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?