Skip to comments.Ellen Goodman: Palin the pretender
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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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.
Painfully (for them) evident that they are so envious of Sarah they can’t stand their menopausal selves.
Libtard women are so jealous of Sarah they will say almost anything. Look in a mirror you Shrews.
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
Who's got the frozen smile Ellen?
I guess they're reached the point where they must have some kind of “derangement syndrome” to provide context to their lives.
Who would pay any arrention to Goodman except Stalin and he’s dead.
She looks like Dr. Joyce Brothers.
She's going to whip the crap out of libtard butt and RINO butt... Can it get any more simple than that! Dumbass!!!
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.
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. . . !
“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.
My guess is Ellen doesn’t think very well.
Same old worn out liberal attacks; conservatives are dumb.
Goodman has jumped the shark. She’s become irrelevant.
Bashing Ms.Palin is proof that the Goodman is a bitter
aging leftist hag.
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.
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?
No, neither do I.
Actually someone on this thread thought it looked like this:
John Wayne in Rio Bravo. Not a quitter, no meltdown.
They sure do spend a lot of time on someone they think isn’t worth the time of day.
Intellectual dishonesty at its finest. The left thrives on it.
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.
A closer look at PDS:
Oh wow, that is great...hehe...I love those two..John Wayne and Sarah Palin
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.
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. :)
I do believe the leftist bag is jealous.
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.
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.
..and the Kennedy-esque booze soaked complexion, the bloodshot eyes, and snaggle toothed grin? Bitch.
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.
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.
Deranged fear and dread grips the Left. Hee hee hee.
Winning ticket for 2012: Palin / Cheney (Liz, that is).
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.
Didn’t her leftard son, at some touchy feely lefty fake college, douse himself and illuminate the darkness as a human candle?
....and their nemesis.
“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.
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.
LOL we used to call them old biddies.
“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.
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.
Just another skank jealous of the pretty and popular girl.
“I think shes been using the pseudonym Kathleen Parker for awhile, but decided to take back her old name back because her column started getting cancelled.”
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.
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