Skip to comments.The Palin Problem
Posted on 09/26/2008 3:24:39 AM PDT by acsuc99
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I have seen many Hussein supporters on these threads pretending like “sad” conservatives.
But, they are allowed to stay?
Weird because alot of good conservatives have been banned from FR for much less.
I’ve seen a few trolls zapped. Just search for the keyword zot, or zotbait or trolls or viking kitties and you’ll see some recent ones. What you write is interesting, though. Almost deserving of its own thread if you can come up with some good examples.
“Given what Sarah Palin has had to put up with, the fact that shes taken it all with grace and is still standing says a lot. I really dont know who else could possibly take this abuse and not break down or lash back. I admire her strength, and stand by her all the way.”
Kathleen Parker, you are writing as an IDIOT (though I've liked some of your stuff before). Governor Palin is not running against your ideal VP candidate, she is running (WITH John McCain as the #1 on the ticket) against the exceptionally vacuous and inept Barack Obama and Joe Biden.
It is ludicrous to criticize Governor Palin like this without a point-by-point comparison with Biden and also Obama. Especially on POLICY, not just on verbal presentation or campaign-speak in a couple of interviews.....
Our choice, Kathleen Parker, is not between Governor Palin and your ideal candidate, it's between McCain/Palin and Obama/Biden. By so viciously seeking to undermine Governor Palin, you only help the socialist left toward victory. Tell me about how Biden OR Obama is so superior to Palin (NOT) and then this column could make sense. Otherwise, it is just narcissistic dreck from a lightweight columnist who seemingly wants Obama/Biden to win.
Oh, Please...... You don’t have a choice of Mitt Romney now. The alternative to McCain/Palin is Obama/Biden. Take your pick. One of those two tickets will be elected in 5+ weeks.
Are you advocating for Obama/Biden or not?
People sniping at Governor Palin ought to first think hard about whether or not they are trying to get Obama/Biden elected, because that’s what it comes down to.
I don’t know how “Presidential” Governor Palin looked in those two interviews b/c I would not bother to lend my eyeballs to the charlatans at ABC or CBS. I do know that I find it just about unthinkable, as in projectile-vomit unthinkable, to have Obama and Biden in the WH. Palin would have to be really really bad to be as bad as Obama andd Biden. I have not seen any indication yet that she belongs DOWN on that level, even if she may not meet some people’s ideal fantasy of what is “Presidential”.... Bill Clinton, AlGore, John Kerry, and John Edwards, as well as Obama and Biden, certainly fall far below what I consider “Presidential” so I will gladly take Governor Palin over any of them.
Unfortunately, this election is not about Sarah Palin or the treatment of Palin. If you think it is, you’re fighting the wrong battle. Sarah Palin needs to be doing more of what she did at the convention right now, repeatedly, everywhere possible, not hiding from cameras, doing photo ops at home or abroad: in other words, she should be obsessive about getting McCain votes. Right now, aside from doing that, she isn’t important and won’t exactly be dominating the headlines on November 5th, regardless of how the election turns out. Events are going to overtake the president elect, not to mention the vice president elect.
I think Sarah has been great, and the few foibles there have been have been fully exploited by the MSM.
The MSM hides Barry's foibles and denigrates you if you suggest there were any.
However, Sarah is certainly presidential material. She shows a consistency that Romney and McCain could only dream of, to principles. She hasn't waffled or “gone over to the bad side” in the course of her political life. Even better, she understands why she believe what she does and she follows through.
Mitt Romney may be smarter, but he's a much worse person with questionable bona fides when it comes to being in political office.
Sarah wins, hands down. For you to see it otherwise says much about you. Strangely, you appear to believe Reagan was a good president, but he attended a small Christian college for his four-year degree, so you must think he wouldn't be qualified to be president or vice-president if he were around today, right?
Speaking of that, Obambi has been using a teleprompter mounted in his watch on the trail.
I wonder if they will sneak that in to the debate tonight.
we love her because she is one of us....
NOT ONE CANDIDATE....NOT MCCAIN...NOT HUSSEIN....NOT BIDEN ...HAS ANY EXPERIENCE AT BEING A VICE PRESIDENT...NONE.....
Sarah Palin has answered far tougher questions than Hussein has answered in 2 years...he's never been put on the spot, never had anyone interview him who isn't bowing down , never , never , never....
my prediction.....Sarah Palin will be a wonderful and capable and likeable vice president who will do more for foreign relations and bridge building than anyone preceeding her not named Reagan....you'll see..
Kathy baby.....just remember the last time we had a young Republican running for Vp after a short stint at governor who also fished and hunted and had many children, and who by the way, was loved and revered to this day....Teddy Roosevelt
RAGE ON SARAH PALIN.......YOU GO GET'EM YA HEAR!.....
YUP, NY Times has linked to it already — congratulations, Kathleen Parker...... you have proved that you would rather elect Obambi and Biden because of course THEY so obviously meet your lofty standards of who is “Presidential” and capable of impressing YOU.
I thought we were done with this Palin-should-withdraw nonsense.
When I think about these things, I'm always aware that I've been a hard-core conservative Freeper for 10+ years, and that this fact affects my view of the matter.
There certainly is - for the Left.
You see, a person has to prepare for their trip into the Media Snake Pit.
Preparation takes time away from campaigning and fund-raising.
This is why you hear the Left screaming for her to be on their shows.
>> Who Is Clearly Out Of Her League.
How can someone be out of their league?
Palin is unique, and the support she’s getting is also unique. It’s understandable that those who cannot understand the significance of this unique combination turn to the comfort of ridicule.
Parker is a twit - a symbol of what imbeciles now pass for “conservative”. She is a silly silly girl who should not be taken seriously.
All Kathleen’s columns should have barf alerts,
Parker is a communication expert and owns a PR corp.
When I have heard her speak she did not seem particularly bright. Her education is limited to a bachelors degree. The POTUS needs more than that.
Reagan had a bachelor’s degree.
I think we’re up to Noonan, Kathleen Parker, Andrew Sullivan and Heather MacDonald.
If McCain had selected Romney, the polls right now would be 60% Obama, 30% McCain.
And they'd be accurate...
Would that Sarah had said: "I'll get back to you on that, Katie. Plus, the wait will give you time to brush up on Hoover, FDR, the history of television, and what FDR said about "the princes of greed" after he became president in 1933".
People need to be reminded daily that the Courics, Williamses and Gibsons of the world are air-headed teleprompter vidiots.
I think were up to Noonan, Kathleen Parker, Andrew Sullivan and Heather MacDonald.
***Are there any examples of the opposite? Someone who surprisingly thought Sarah Palin is great? Maybe Bill Clinton, Willie Brown? No one will ever believe those two slick willies are about anything but themselves.
In one fell swoop, McCain introduced a simple litmus test and he doesn’t even have to take the heat for it — Palin does. It is the most prodigious choice of a VP candidate in history. She is handing the election to him.
There’s a handful - Ferraro comes to mind immediately.
I sent in a strong comment to Parker at the town hall site ...but all of the comments have been taken down. What gives?
A brief review.
Presidents without a BA — 9, including Washington, Lincoln, and Truman.
Presidents with only a Batchelor’s degree — 24
Presidents with law degrees — 5: Hayes, Taft, Nixon, Ford, Clinton.
Presidents with other graduate degrees — 3: Wilson (only PhD), Clinton, George W. Bush.
Not much evidence for your theory, is there?
I don’t know what’s going on.
LOL.... I think Palin was the best VP pick for RINO McCain, all factors considered, but I also think puppeteer Karl Rove has her in way over her head and she is getting bad advice from McInsane's campaign handlers.
I think I know a lot about what makes Palin subject to over-training. I’m the same way — very intuitively oriented (for people who know Myers-Briggs). People like this are used to expressiveness “flowing.” They are not the “melancholic” kind who just regurgitate volumes of factoids and scripts.
IOW, she is a “method actor” not a “classic actor.”
IOW, let Palin get used to her subject matter and turn her loose.
Or, “I’ll get back to you on that right after you follow up with Joe Biden about FDR being on TV in 1929!”
Concur..... and who was the idiot that told her to do the Butch Couric interviews...... DUMB!
These McCain people seem to be hopelessly blinkered inside-the-beltway gentlemen (or as Monty Python would say, twits).
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