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Ellen Goodman: Palin the pretender
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette / The Boston Globe ^ | July 9, 2009 | Ellen Goodman

Posted on 07/09/2009 12:36:42 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

My guess is that she really doesn't know what she wants, or who she really is.

It's probably dangerous to admit to a moment of empathy. I'll either get disqualified from ever becoming being a Supreme Court justice or asked to turn in my press card. But after watching reruns of Gov. Sarah Palin's resignation from the governorship, after hearing every grammatically challenged sentence and inconsistent paragraph dissected by some talk show host, I started to (blush) feel her pain.

There was the frozen smile, the vulnerability, the odd grab bag of unfiltered, unedited, unintelligible un-reasons scattered across the lawn. Ms. Palin quit to avoid being a quitter. She cut and run as an act of self-sacrifice. She left her job to serve her country.

It wasn't like watching a car wreck. It was like watching a midlife meltdown. It was seeing her self-image as a strong, confident, ambitious woman shaken to the core. All that was holding her together was chewing gum, family and a little righteous anger.

What had happened to Sarah the Barracuda? The pit bull with lipstick?

The mother of five, moose killer and marathoner who juggled a BlackBerry and a breast pump?

Ten months ago, when John McCain picked her as his running mate, it was like starting a middle-school basketball star in the WNBA. No, the NBA.

As governor, she once remarked about an opponent's ability to spout off facts and figures, "Does any of this really matter?" As running mate, a McCain aide said, she doesn't even know what she doesn't know.

I was among those who harbored the "elitist" belief that a vice presidential candidate should know as much about public policy as, say, Katie Couric.(continued)

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Did you know that Ellen was still around? Me, either. Have you noticed that the charge against Governor Palin has been led by these 60-something "womyn" that not only hate her politics and beliefs, but are jealous of her looks, vitality, children and husband?
1 posted on 07/09/2009 12:36:43 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Absolutely, those working-Joe husbands are supposed to be no help with childcare or around the house, which is why liberal women go for effete men. Except effete men are nothing compared to Todd in supporting his wife and kids.


2 posted on 07/09/2009 12:40:17 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Painfully (for them) evident that they are so envious of Sarah they can’t stand their menopausal selves.


3 posted on 07/09/2009 12:41:20 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Libtard women are so jealous of Sarah they will say almost anything. Look in a mirror you Shrews.


4 posted on 07/09/2009 12:42:11 AM PDT by Eagles2003
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I still remember old Ellen trashing Reagan as an idiot and a boob who would eventually take time off from his nap to blow up the world. She’s a nasty one.

I think she’s been using the pseudonym “Kathleen Parker” for awhile, but decided to take back her old name back because her column started getting cancelled. :D


5 posted on 07/09/2009 12:43:49 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There was the frozen smile

Who's got the frozen smile Ellen?

6 posted on 07/09/2009 12:45:04 AM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It astounds me that these harpies feign embarrassment when a good strong woman clearly states her motivations for a significant decision, but are drooling, screaming teenie-bopper rock-fans for a vacuous marxist who can't produce a well-reasoned phrase without a teleprompter.

I guess they're reached the point where they must have some kind of “derangement syndrome” to provide context to their lives.

7 posted on 07/09/2009 12:49:54 AM PDT by plsjr (<>< ... reality always gets the last vote.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who would pay any arrention to Goodman except Stalin and he’s dead.


8 posted on 07/09/2009 12:49:58 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: dalereed

She looks like Dr. Joyce Brothers.


9 posted on 07/09/2009 12:51:06 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"My guess is that she really doesn't know what she wants, or who she really is."

She's going to whip the crap out of libtard butt and RINO butt... Can it get any more simple than that! Dumbass!!!

10 posted on 07/09/2009 12:51:34 AM PDT by avacado
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To: SolidWood

Hehe, like that.

Another mad rant from a looney liberal feminist.

LOL, Palin has them worried! Haven’t seen such sustained attacks since the election. Since 53% of Ameriacans now feel Palin is unfairly attacked, its great ... backlash. We’ll be soon seeing 60%, and at that level, she could win an election on that alone!

These poor dears just can’t help themselves. There, there.


11 posted on 07/09/2009 12:52:52 AM PDT by militanttoby
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To: Luke21
Ah! Ellen Goodman--the hideous, leftist troglodyte of Pacifica Radio infamy, who helped start the radical-Left "Democracy Now!" organization.

Why even post this sickening leftist crap?

Hey, anyone else notice how so many of these bottom-heavy, leftist womyn have that crazy, witch-looking, unkempt hair? No wonder they're such a miserable, unsatisfied lot -- no man would desire being within 50 miles of "striking distance" from such nasty, asexual beings.

On the other hand, Sarah certainly makes the mind wander. . . !

12 posted on 07/09/2009 12:54:16 AM PDT by Rocco DiPippo
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To: militanttoby

“It wasn’t like watching a car wreck. It was like watching a midlife meltdown. It was seeing her self-image as a strong, confident, ambitious woman shaken to the core. All that was holding her together was chewing gum, family and a little righteous anger.”

Does she really believe that. Either completely stupid or completely dishonest. Whichever, she fits the stereotypical feminist ranter profile - never let the facts get in the way of your attacks.


13 posted on 07/09/2009 12:55:37 AM PDT by militanttoby
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If you think this one is bad, you should read Andrew Sullivan's barf alert. Palin, Darling Of The Elites
14 posted on 07/09/2009 12:55:37 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( Don't mess with the mockingbird! /\/\ http://tiny.cc/freepthis)
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To: SolidWood
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15 posted on 07/09/2009 12:56:00 AM PDT by Ambient
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My guess is Ellen doesn’t think very well.


16 posted on 07/09/2009 1:04:22 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Same old worn out liberal attacks; conservatives are dumb.
Yawn...

Goodman has jumped the shark. She’s become irrelevant.
Bashing Ms.Palin is proof that the Goodman is a bitter
aging leftist hag.


17 posted on 07/09/2009 1:04:28 AM PDT by ChiMark
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To: smokingfrog

I feel guilty. And selfish.

All these mad ranting women attacking Palin.

Yet i like it. Sorry. I think they are just digging their own graves, building up Palin, making fools of themselves and any destroying any pretense that the current feminist movement supports women generally and is just built on hypocrisy and lies.


18 posted on 07/09/2009 1:05:30 AM PDT by militanttoby
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To: Rocco DiPippo
I remember when the Arizona Republic, once a great conservative paper, first turned into the Marxist mess it is today. They started getting rid of conservative columnists and said they were “balancing” them with people like Goodman.

She has her way. Her people rule. They steal close elections. Their judges overturn votes of the people. They can destroy any interloper they want, along with their families and children, while saying they should all be assaulted. They write stories about Obama’s basketball games, his wife's glamorous armpits and their children's dog.

Ronald Reagan and Jesse Helms are dead. She is living in contemporary paradise. Everything she has ever wanted and written about in thirty years of witch-scribble has actually happened. Our country is in ruins. This is as good as it gets for Madame Bolshevik.

Why isn't she happy?

19 posted on 07/09/2009 1:07:35 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; RonDog
Do you think this look like a "midlife meltdown"?

No, neither do I.

Actually someone on this thread thought it looked like this:

John Wayne in Rio Bravo. Not a quitter, no meltdown.

20 posted on 07/09/2009 1:09:50 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They sure do spend a lot of time on someone they think isn’t worth the time of day.


21 posted on 07/09/2009 1:18:33 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Intellectual dishonesty at its finest. The left thrives on it.


23 posted on 07/09/2009 1:27:00 AM PDT by toddausauras
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ellen is an ignorant, old, ugly scumbag.

Sarah Palin is just the kind of quitter the United States needs for a leader:

Someone who will quit taxing the people and the economy into the abyss.

Someone who will quit trampling our constitutional rights, and quit trashing the Constitution with bureaucratic monstronsities.

Someone who will quit selling out our citizens to foreign nations, many of whom do not like us much.

Feel free to add to the list of stuff Sarah could help us QUIT.

24 posted on 07/09/2009 1:28:04 AM PDT by meadsjn
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To: All

A closer look at PDS:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/pds/index


25 posted on 07/09/2009 1:34:57 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: ScaniaBoy

Oh wow, that is great...hehe...I love those two..John Wayne and Sarah Palin


26 posted on 07/09/2009 1:40:47 AM PDT by MTMS
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
But after watching reruns of Gov. Sarah Palin's resignation from the governorship, after hearing every grammatically challenged sentence and inconsistent paragraph dissected by some talk show host, I started to (blush) feel her pain.

When has the media ever challenged Obama's speeches. Palin speech was better than most of Obama's. You want inconsistancy, just look at Obama's pledge not to raise taxes one dime on the middle class, you roll out tax after tax after tax all of which hit the middle class. Obama is like Mr. Read My Lips Bush on steroids.

27 posted on 07/09/2009 2:04:21 AM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, I agree with ya, 2DV. The women self-haters are there in abundance.

I just wonder why you didn’t put a “Hurl” alert up on the title. :)


28 posted on 07/09/2009 2:19:04 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I'm SO glad I no longer belong to the party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I do believe the leftist bag is jealous.


29 posted on 07/09/2009 2:25:05 AM PDT by BamaAndy (Heart & Iron; ISBN 1-4137-5397-3.)
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I still think Sarah ought to retire from politics....
And become a professional cage match fighter.....

Tour the nation fighting grudge matches with all these leftist and pseudo-conservatives that are so insanely full of hate for her.

Man, I would pay good money to see that.


30 posted on 07/09/2009 2:27:39 AM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: Luke21
"Why isn't she happy?"

Because the socialist paradise Ellen and her nasty ilk have been chasing for 250 years, is unattainable.

Too bad that the graveyards and burial pits around the world, filled with socialism's victims, aren't enough to make these amoralists give up the demon's dream of affecting paradise on earth.

31 posted on 07/09/2009 2:36:49 AM PDT by Rocco DiPippo
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To: ScaniaBoy

:o)


32 posted on 07/09/2009 2:40:16 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: SolidWood
Who's got the frozen smile Ellen?

..and the Kennedy-esque booze soaked complexion, the bloodshot eyes, and snaggle toothed grin? Bitch.

33 posted on 07/09/2009 3:07:30 AM PDT by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash ?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow. As an unfortunate conservative male living in the bluest state in the USA, I have been subjected to having to see, hear and read her against my will.

The problem with Ellen Goodman is not that she doesn’t know what she wants (although liberals like her are famously unable to admit projection is a staple of liberalism) The problem is that she thinks she does know what she wants and can’t view things objectively.

Well, the Boston Fishwrap is on its way out, so...she will have to find some other avenue to distribute her screeds.


34 posted on 07/09/2009 3:46:24 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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"...I was among those who harbored the "elitist" belief that a vice presidential candidate should know as much about public policy as, say, Katie Couric...."

I have always said, liberals will always tell you exactly what they think, if only you have the intestinal fortitude and infinite patience to sit there and wait for the window to open. Like liars who don't realize that telling lies forever without getting caught is impossible because you have to remember all the ones you told beforehand, they eventually slip up.

I particularly like the scare quotes around "elitist". That's rich!

Granted, it would explain a lot about what we see in liberal politics, but I am concerned that we have probably the stupidest, flakiest politician ever to hold the vice presidency sitting second in line behind a man who is soon going to be one of the most reviled public figures in American history.

35 posted on 07/09/2009 3:54:26 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Meow, meow, meow"

Deranged fear and dread grips the Left. Hee hee hee.

Winning ticket for 2012: Palin / Cheney (Liz, that is).

36 posted on 07/09/2009 4:08:59 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (Obama has entered the "cracking stage" of his presidency. ~ Gagdad)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah I knew she was still around because our local rag carries one of her rants each week. I use it to cover the table when I clean my firearms or to line the bird cage. I wish she and that other witch, Dowd, parents had decided to abort them so they would not be around to spew their pro baby death rants and other liberal clap trap.

Vince


37 posted on 07/09/2009 4:11:00 AM PDT by Mouton
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Didn’t her leftard son, at some touchy feely lefty fake college, douse himself and illuminate the darkness as a human candle?


38 posted on 07/09/2009 4:33:35 AM PDT by Leisler ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged."~G.K. Chesterton)
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To: SolidWood
The haters....

....and their nemesis.


39 posted on 07/09/2009 4:36:39 AM PDT by angkor
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Have you noticed that the charge against Governor Palin has been led by these 60-something “womyn” that not only hate her politics and beliefs, but are jealous of her looks, vitality, children and husband?”

Women are the most vicious, and liberal women are even worse.


40 posted on 07/09/2009 4:43:00 AM PDT by caver (Obama's first goals: allow more killing of innocents and allow the killers of innocents to go free.)
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To: Leisler

My local rag carries her weekly rants;the picture of her they carry with her byline has to be 40 years old-before she kissed that speeding bus.


41 posted on 07/09/2009 4:52:41 AM PDT by pistolpetestoys (Outside of a dog a book is a mans best friend;inside a dog it's too dark to read.)
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To: arbooz

LOL we used to call them old biddies.


42 posted on 07/09/2009 5:56:35 AM PDT by Ruthless Princess
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To: caver

“Women are the most vicious, and liberal women are even worse”

Left wing women took the job of trashing Palin. Modo, Huff Po, etc. They need a does of their own medicine.

I think Palin can come back and be America’s Margaret Thatcher. Success is the best revenge.


43 posted on 07/09/2009 6:03:09 AM PDT by y6162 (uish..)
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To: caver
Women are the most vicious, and liberal women are even worse.

There are many, including Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey, Monica L., Jennifer Flowers, Linda Tripp, et al., who would agree. Look how they were trashed by their kindred "womyn" because they had to defend their idol Clinton. They were all willing to drop for that scumbag simply because they thought he was preserving their so-called "right" to butcher their own children.

44 posted on 07/09/2009 6:17:45 AM PDT by chimera
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just another skank jealous of the pretty and popular girl.


45 posted on 07/09/2009 6:25:19 AM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Goodman in 2007: "I would like to say we're at a point where global warming is impossible to deny. Let's just say that global warming deniers are now on a par with Holocaust deniers, though one denies the past and the other denies the present and future." (moonbat)
46 posted on 07/09/2009 6:35:39 AM PDT by roses of sharon (It is not actual suffering but a taste of better things which excites people to revolt: Hoffer)
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To: Luke21

“I think she’s been using the pseudonym “Kathleen Parker” for awhile, but decided to take back her old name back because her column started getting cancelled.”

_________________________________

LOL!


47 posted on 07/09/2009 7:23:56 AM PDT by proud American in Canada (my former tagline "We can, and we will prevail" doesn't fit with the usurper's goals.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It wasn't only "the politics of personal destruction" that pushed Ms. Palin over the edge. It was the politics of personal adulation.

Interesting insight.

48 posted on 07/09/2009 7:33:12 AM PDT by steve-b (Intelligent design is to evolutionary biology what socialism is to free-market economics.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The leftists are PISSED that Palin hasn’t given them her itinerary for the next year....so they can prepare their trashing schedules.....speaking of “trashing”....Palin is going to be taking OUT THE TRASH soon, IMHO.


49 posted on 07/09/2009 8:01:02 AM PDT by goodnesswins (For lease)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ellen Goodman? I seem to remember a plagiarist named Goodman, would that be her?
50 posted on 07/09/2009 9:11:24 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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