Skip to comments.Gold Rush In Alaska
Posted on 07/08/2009 4:56:14 AM PDT by steve-b
When you're up to your waders in barracuda, blame the media.
And quit your job.
And say you did it for the people.
And hire an agent.
And try to keep a straight face.
On your way to the bank.
Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public, H.L. Mencken once said. Terribly elitist fellow, that Mencken. If only he were alive to witness the phenomenon of Sarah Palin, whose biography validates every cynical thought that ever found expression in his prolific prose.....
Meanwhile, getting real, can we stop pretending that Palin is interested in anything other than her own ambition?
Can we also stop nodding assent every time she says the media are to blame for her self-inflicted wounds? The media invented Sarah Palin. Before the media shined their light on those no-place-like-home slippers, does anyone recall ever wondering what a governor of Alaska was up to?...
"Let's face it, she just doesn't really want to govern, and she's doing what's best for her," said a Republican campaign strategist who has worked with Palin.
"This is a win-win," said another. "It's a win for her because she is not politically viable, and now hopefully she can make a lot of money, have balance and affect culture in a positive way. It's a win for the Republican Party because she was the female version of [George W.] Bush in some ways. She is not intellectually curious. We need and have smart, competent alternatives."...
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Everybody knows by now that Mencken used to write all sorts of anti-semitic things in a series ~ A SERIES ~ of secret diaries.
Only a "Postie" would overlook that ~ place is just awash in anti-semitism, anti-Cristianity, anti-freedom ~ anti ~ you name it.
Going down hill fast.
Kathloon Parcarcass pushing for Romney.
What else is new?
Kathleen Parker would be your hero wouldn’t she.
I don’t know how else to say it.
No, only Romney himself can be a hero for them. Their purple Knight out to save the day.
What? No barf alert?
Oh, wait-it’s Kathleen Parker...never mind.
No, the media invented a Tina Fey caricature to project their fears and paranoia onto.
I certainly have expressed my concerns about Palin resigning, but Kathleen Parker can take her snarky, transparent attempts to destroy Palin over to the HuffPo or similar liberal rag. Parker hasn’t liked Palin from the beginning.
A barf alert on KP would be redundant.
Sarah has both the lefties and the RINOs soiling their laundry.
“The media invented Sarah Palin. Before the media shined their light on those no-place-like-home slippers, does anyone recall ever wondering what a governor of Alaska was up to?...”
Actually, Palin’s popularity sky rocketed because she was liked. What the media invented was the scandals. Compare what they complain about in Palin to what they ignore in the ‘Bama; that comparison explains everything.
We need and have smart, competent alternatives.”... ....................................... She is right about that, look what we have now. If the Wapo is pushing Romney, they want to set him up for a loss.
“Alaskans lately have turned against the once-popular governor and filed complaints that have run up legal fees in the $500,000 range.”
Disingenuous statement, Ms. Parker. It wasn’t ordinary Alaskans who filed the complaints. Mostly it was Democrap and Obama professional and semi-professional operatives.
Do you really think a real Alaskan would care if Sarah wore a jacket with a logo? Do you really think a real Alaskan would care if she had a meal with a few reporters?
No Alaskans are real men and women, something Parker has never seen in her uppity social circles.
Obviously, Kathleen Parker is a twit. I laugh at her stupidity.
Parker. Nothing to see here. Move along ...
It’s just funny that the MSM CANNOT SHUT UP regarding Palin. The media have become like snarky, gossipy ugly girls attacking the Prom Queen. What are they going to do when’s Palin’s dead someday (hopefully 40+ years from now) -piss on her grave?
KP needs to get off white collar welfare and “get a haircut and get a real job”.
Perhaps folks are not looking at the complete array of factors in the Sarah equation.
Perhaps there is an Uncle Rupert and Fox News factor.
What if she gets an hour or two a week, say Sunday morning. What if she has a Dead Pundit minute where she drags out her super sling and destroys some Goliath like Mo Dowd every week? What she has a How to Love America 5 minute segment where she finds an exceptional family and asks America to emulate? What if she has a Stinking Congressman segment where she airs his dirty pork laden tax wasting handiwork.
Uncle Rupert will have advertisers standing in line to buy his ads. She will make a bundle. she will have exceptional face time and deliver a message for free.
She might have the most watched weekly news show. Eat your heart out 60 minutes
Think about it.
They have to report 24/7 how irrelevant Palin is. LOL!
Another PDS victim “stuck on stupid.”
Why she left now, is pretty obvious—too many frivolous complaints and investigations have made the job impossible. About that much, there is consensus now. But think she’s just not interested in running for President. She was quite clear about making a difference “outside” of politics. The fact is, we’re in a new media-driven world. Rush is far more influential than any official leader of the Republican party; Alec Baldwin is more influential than Obama. Sure, the Prez gets to press the buttons, but it’s the celebrities, the talking heads, who are going to tell him (or her) what button to press.
The Presidency has been nothing more than a figurehead since Clinton’s second term and that’s not going to change—ever. It wasn’t for anything he did per se, but because of fundamental changes in the way news media doesn’t just report events, but directly influences them by virtue of the 24/7 news cycle.
SP will make a much deeper mark for Alaska and the US by leaving politics and joining the new media. That’s fairly obvious too, if you ask me.
The always astute David Lee Roth once stated, “Most rock critics like Elvis Costello because most rock critics LOOK like Elvis Costello.”
I’ll change that a bit to, “Most Establishment types don’t like Sarah Palin because most Establishment types lack the charisma of Sarah Palin.”
The country is trending more conservative - the ratings would be outstanding.
The cat screeching continues. Honestly, where do these women come from??? They give the rest of us a bad name.
That's the only type of governor I want!
Kathleen, get over it. She’s better-lookin’ than you. Not gonna change.
Mencken was brilliant. He gouged everybody and he did it hilariously.
He severely criticized our government for not allowing Jews who were fleeing for their lives from Europe to take refuge here.
He would have loved Palin because he truly loved women in an intellectual and endearing way. Read In Defense of Women by H. L. Mencken
Well, this item did appear in my blog last April:
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Alaska governor gives birth to 5th child, a boy named Trig
The governor of Alaska, Sara Pallin, has given birth to her fifth child, a boy named Trig. No word on whether or not the baby already has a spiffy adventure hat or not.
So, yeah, I guess I was wondering...
Parker is sounding more and more deranged. Her article is a rambling contradiction
I know she hates Palin, but this peeved and disjointed attack has an obvious agenda ... for someone with a full head of hair.
Mitt is worried, hahaha.
Kathleen Parker is a cute Blonde.
That should tell you enough .
She was once heard to say, I locked my keys in the car, it looks like its going to rain and the top is down.
Ahh, no, please no TV show for our govenor. Its a fulltime job, overexposure etc. No.
......Its a fulltime job,.....
Weekly, from Alaska
So many elitist women wish they were at least something of Sarah Palin in so many ways. They hate her because they can't be her and she makes them to know how much they suck.
She is in great company. Look what they said about Ronnie Reagan. It was long past his presidency when they found his writings, and some said mmmm, he was a thinker.
“The notion that Mencken was an anti-Semite gained notoriety in 1990, with the publication of his diary. That book included a couple of brief passages that could be interpreted as anti-Semitic. The editor declared Mencken an anti-Semite, and the publisher made rather a big deal of it, presumably in hopes of increasing the book’s sales at the expense of the author’s reputation.
“Against the notion that Mencken was anti-Semitic stood the evidence of his entire life: most of his closest friends were Jews, he expressed sympathy for Jewish settlement in Palestine, he advocated that the United States accept German Jewish refugees from Hitler’s pogrom. There was also the testimony of the people who knew him.”
Mencken also despised journalists, who he saw as ink-stained wretches. He was a serious cynic, and attacked scoundrels wherever he found them, and he found them a lot. Were he alive today, he would roundly curse The Washington Post as a gutter rag.
If for no other reason, he should be honored today as one of the very few who had the guts, and the respect, to be *allowed* to criticize both presidents Roosevelt, men who in their time had silenced many critics.
I LIKE IT! It would have the additional pleasant side effect of inducing multiple strokes in the MSM crowd. MoDo would be off the wagon permanently.
Huh? She already did that -- what part of "Washington Post" is unclear?
Kathleen - Journalism degree. Writes a nationally syndicated article read by thousands. Wrote a book that sold thousands. Hangs out with Chris Matthews where she is seen by hundreds.
Sarah - Journalism degree. Most popular governor in the largest state in the US. Has been fronted more money to write her book than Kathleen’s book made in gross sales. Can draw a crowd of tens of thousands of supporters in any one horse town she stops in.
This poorly written article is full of cheap shots, cliches and envy. Lots and lots of envy. Notice there isn’t a crowd of Sarahs writing about Kathleen.
Unfortunately, her column is also carried by conservative-leaning newspapers, including The Manchester Union Leader. I'd like to see it relegated to the fringe outlets, as I mentioned in my original post.
>> Meanwhile, getting real, can we stop pretending that Palin is interested in anything other than her own ambition? <<
What about our current TOTUS? Ambition Much?
According to several sources, the actual quote is, "No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public."
I know, it's just a "coincidence".