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2009 calendar: Sarah Palin is most wanted
The Telegraph ^ | 12/31/2008

Posted on 01/01/2009 2:33:12 PM PST by bruinbirdman

Sarah Palin has continued her quest for world domination with a 2009 calendar that has become a surprising bestseller.

After a rollercoaster year that saw her fail in her US vice-presidential bid but become instead a grandmother and internet phenomenon, the Alaska Governor's 2009 calendar has emerged as the most popular office product on Amazon.com over the festive period.

The calendar, which features 50 candid photos of Mrs Palin, 44, hunting and hanging out with her family, is selling at $15.95 (£11).

Created by Judy Patrick, the former deputy mayor of Wasilla, Alaska - where Mrs Palin was mayor from 1996 to 2002 - John McCain's would-be Veep is pictured with a gun on the cover of the calender, a move that is guaranteed to further endear her to her ultra-conservative fanbase.

With Mrs Palin unlikely to stray too far from the limelight, and rumoured to be considering her own run for the presidency in 2012 it may well turn out that the $290,000 (£194,000) that was spent on her clothing, grooming and cosmetics during her two-month tilt at the vice-presidency may come in useful again.

While Mrs Palin was the surprise calendar hit across the pond, the usual suspects were faring well in the UK. Among Amazon.co.uk's best-selling calendar's of the festive season were a 16-month organiser for busy mums and Page 3 girl Keeley Hazell's 2009 offering .

Other perennial favourites include the legendary Pirelli calendar, this year shot by Peter Beard, known for his wonderful African wildlife shots and his portraits of beautiful barely-clad women, and the Lavazza calendar, this year shot by Annie Leibovitz.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: 2009; calendar; palin

1 posted on 01/01/2009 2:33:16 PM PST by bruinbirdman
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To: bruinbirdman

Is it just me or is SP the only VP candidate in history who has endlessly to be described as a failed candidacy?

I swear I’ve never heard the term for a VP going back to a lot of VPs in my lifetime.


2 posted on 01/01/2009 2:45:17 PM PST by StAntKnee (I guess I can TRY to cocoon for four years. Can't I?)
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To: bruinbirdman

www.sarahcalendar.com


3 posted on 01/01/2009 2:46:00 PM PST by Vaquero ( "an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: bruinbirdman
further endear her to her ultra-conservative fanbase

Ooooh... we're so ultra-fringy-radical-evil.

4 posted on 01/01/2009 2:46:30 PM PST by SolidWood (Sarah Palin - Everything that is Sweetness and Light!)
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To: bruinbirdman
After a rollercoaster year that saw her fail in her US vice-presidential bid...

Funny, I don't see that as her failure.

5 posted on 01/01/2009 2:48:01 PM PST by randog (Hope is a bad business plan.)
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To: randog

Had she headed the ticket we may have won....she sure as “H” had more experience than the magic los negroes.


6 posted on 01/01/2009 2:49:54 PM PST by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..)
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To: randog
Funny, I don't see that as her failure.

I see it as about as much of a failure, as Reagan failing to get the Republican nomination in ‘76, which paved the way for 8 wonderful years between 80 and 88

7 posted on 01/01/2009 2:53:09 PM PST by Vaquero ( "an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: bruinbirdman
"After a rollercoaster year that saw her fail in her US vice-presidential bid "

You mean like hillary "failed" in her presidential bid? OR like obama has "failed" to prove he is a natural born citizen of this country? Or was it like Blago "failed" to keep the governors' office honest and above board? Or like Spitzer "failed" to be true to his wife and constituents? Or like Sharpton "failed" to pay his taxes? Or like the previous mayor of Detroit "failed" to hide his dishonest emails?

The guy who wrote this peice also puts kittens and puppies in burlap bags with rocks and throws them in the river.
8 posted on 01/01/2009 2:53:31 PM PST by FrankR (“Turtle up”, economically, for the duration of the 0bamanation.)
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To: bruinbirdman

I think her popularity is well deserved and wish her the best. She has had to contend with a sorry running mate, a misguided party, her gender that not only did not support her, but undercut her at every turn, and the main stream media which would have boiled her in oil, if they thought they could get away with it. But still she is not tarnished and I hope will have the fortitude fight another day.


9 posted on 01/01/2009 2:54:13 PM PST by my right
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To: StAntKnee
Is it just me or is SP the only VP candidate in history who has endlessly to be described as a failed candidacy?

She's like a lifeguard who dove in to try to save McCain's failing candidacy. As she dragged him to the shore he struggled mightly against being saved and finally broke away, swam out to sea again and was never seen again.

10 posted on 01/01/2009 2:55:27 PM PST by KarlInOhio (11/4: The revolutionary socialists beat the Fabian ones. Where can we find a capitalist party?)
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To: Vaquero

http://www.sarahcalendar.com


11 posted on 01/01/2009 2:57:00 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: randog

McCain failed us all in that abortion of a campaign he”ran” then is the aftermath where he blamed the only person who kept his defeat from being a rout.
I woiuld vote for SP in 2012.


12 posted on 01/01/2009 2:57:13 PM PST by Yorlik803 ( Freedom- 07-04-1776-11-06-2008. RIP)
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To: Vaquero

Yup.


13 posted on 01/01/2009 2:57:35 PM PST by randog (Hope is a bad business plan.)
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To: Yorlik803
McCain failed us all in that abortion of a campaign he”ran”...

Did John McCain run a campaign? When was this?

14 posted on 01/01/2009 3:00:24 PM PST by randog (Hope is a bad business plan.)
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To: StAntKnee

The media can’t talk about Palin in any positive terms at all. Even when talking about Iraqi and Caroline Kennedy, the meda finds a way to deride Palin. Given the extreme bias of the MSM, I would support the Fairness Doctrine if it applied to the MSM.


15 posted on 01/01/2009 3:09:43 PM PST by yongin (Converting people to Mormonism makes the world more conservative)
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To: SolidWood

I read that too...the rhetorical sharp elbow about her “ultra-conservative fanbase”.

The guy who wrote this article is clueless about Sara Palin’s appeal.


16 posted on 01/01/2009 3:12:27 PM PST by MplsSteve
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To: bruinbirdman
A thread like this is meaningless without pictures!


17 posted on 01/01/2009 3:13:54 PM PST by lightman (Red & Blue B. Hussein Obama posters make great kindling!)
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To: bruinbirdman
It will be collectors item in a few years, right along with my “Where's the Beef?” T-shirt.
18 posted on 01/01/2009 3:14:58 PM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: yongin

Sarah Palin is not the woman they invision as a role model for America, Carol Kennedy is, an empty headed ditz with the personality of a snail. Why you ask because she is not a threat she’s just like they are, pompous, self righteous, do nothing know it all blood suckers


19 posted on 01/01/2009 3:15:44 PM PST by ronnie raygun (Is it time for my medication, reality is starting to set in.)
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To: bruinbirdman

Governor Palin is seeking world domination! Our British brethren continue with their assault on the good Governor.


20 posted on 01/01/2009 3:16:04 PM PST by curth ( Sarah Palin - America's First Female President -2012)
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To: bruinbirdman
Sara Palin song (revised lyrics just recorded in December!) "OUR SARAH"
21 posted on 01/01/2009 3:20:26 PM PST by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: randog

Agreed....All in all it was only a big old “My Friends”-athon
with a reach-across-the aisle weakness thrown in for good measure.Meanwhile,in the big-cajones section,Sarah not-so-plain-but-tall was knockin’them dead with her Reganesque style. It’s a wonder he didn’t get a sunburn from the super-white-hot light that shone aronud Sarah.It was truly cold,dark and lonely where he was.
Sarahlution is the solution! Revolution!!!!


22 posted on 01/01/2009 4:16:16 PM PST by gimme1ibertee (Sarahlution!!!!!)
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To: gimme1ibertee

aronud=around
oops!


23 posted on 01/01/2009 4:17:12 PM PST by gimme1ibertee (Sarahlution!!!!!)
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To: ronnie raygun
Carol Kennedy is, an empty headed ditz with the personality of a snail.

Yabbut, din't you get the memo? The Kennedys were annointed 'royalty' by the media back when Huntley and Brinkley were reading the lies, and they never had their gaga factor revoked. Even Teddy got a pass for just being a bad driver and a 'good swimmer', even though people were outraged and disgusted then.

Of course, the annointing committee, self selected by the talking heads on the tube and keyboard pounders elsewhere, are absolutely mortified that some upstart commoner who would dare deign to intrude on the lavish lawn of the annointed, much less the front yard.

Every skank, druggie and deviate who writes a book is praised by the same lot as "courageous", while a 40-something and still attractive mother of 5 who has broken the glass ceiling and done all 'womyn' claim to be 'equal at'--plus keep her marriage going and raise a family--is villified.

Interesting how much they hate what.

24 posted on 01/01/2009 4:31:29 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: StAntKnee

The only reason you hear her described as a “failed candidate for the bid” despite so many others running in years past? We’re still paying attention to her. The others, they just faded away.

I actually think it will do her good. She’s still in the public eye.


25 posted on 01/01/2009 4:37:57 PM PST by ozarkgirl (Sarah Palin: pro-life, pro-guns, pro-family, anti-government corruption!)
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To: bruinbirdman

I cannot remember ANY losing (not FAILED) VP candidate that has continued to get this much attention post election.

I keep asking myself this day after day, and I keep coming back to the same thing, they must be truly scared to death of and want to destroy her. Why has none of this died down yet? I really figured by now all would be focused on the coronation of Obama. Maybe after he gets in things will die down.

I still don’t know if all this attention helps by her name staying out there or hurting her b/c the MSM is continuing to feed the sheeple the negativity.


26 posted on 01/01/2009 4:59:39 PM PST by davek70
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To: StAntKnee

“Is it just me or is SP the only VP candidate in history who has endlessly to be described as a failed candidacy?”

Wouldn’t it be great if every time Al Gore’s name came up (which is about twenty times a day), they called him “failed presidential candidate Al Gore”?


27 posted on 01/01/2009 5:03:41 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: curth

They’re such snotty a$$holes.


28 posted on 01/01/2009 6:01:32 PM PST by GipperGal
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To: yongin
Given the extreme bias of the MSM, I would support the Fairness Doctrine if it applied to the MSM.

Do you really think complaints about left-wing bias will go anywhere but the closest garbage can? That's not how the Gramscian filth operates. The Fairness Doctrine is guaranteed to be applied in a very precise manner against Rush Limbaugh and other conservative commenters ONLY.

29 posted on 01/01/2009 6:18:55 PM PST by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: yongin

It’s not just that MSM can’t talk about her in positive terms, it’s that they go so far afield to be negative. Earlier poster mentioned Reagan’s failed bid for the nomination. But note, he wasn’t going for the VP nomination; Almost nobody in the past has called the VP bid “failed,” including Thomas Eagleton.

For Pete’s sake, they’re not even calling McCain’s bid “Failed.”

The word choice, vice “unsuccessful,” is appalling.


30 posted on 01/01/2009 8:32:02 PM PST by StAntKnee (I guess I can TRY to cocoon for four years. Can't I?)
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To: StAntKnee

www.2012DraftSarahCommittee.com


31 posted on 01/03/2009 10:00:17 AM PST by CARepublicans (www.2012DraftSarahCommittee.com)
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To: KarlInOhio

Great post! My thoughts exactly.


32 posted on 01/29/2009 12:15:03 PM PST by CARepublicans (www.2012DraftSarahCommittee.com)
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To: KarlInOhio

Great post! My thoughts exactly.


33 posted on 01/29/2009 12:15:52 PM PST by CARepublicans (www.2012DraftSarahCommittee.com)
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