Skip to comments.The Palin Brand ("no consistent philosophy, no guiding principles, no remedial vetting")
Posted on 05/27/2010 1:26:40 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
In the midst of one of the most precipitous political crashes in the Mountain West, Sarah Palin made a mad dash into Boise on Friday, urging the election of a man who had plagiarized his campaign speech from Barack Obama, had been rebuked by the military for misusing the Marine uniform and had called the American territory of Puerto Rico a separate country.
And why not? Vaughn Ward, the Republican congressional candidate from Idaho, has the dubious character trifecta of the Palin brand: bone-headed, defiant and willfully ignorant. When told that Puerto Rico was not a country, he said, I dont care what you call it.
On Tuesday, this Palin protégé was routed in a huge upset, despite a big early lead in the polls, a 6-to-1 fundraising edge and that Friday fly-in by the former half-term governor, who has Idaho roots.
In California, Palin has endorsed Carly Fiorina for Senate. Who cares? Well, Palin should. In the 2008 presidential campaign, Palin pledged to stop multi-million dollar payouts and golden parachutes to C.E.O.s who run their companies into the ground.
After having steered Hewlett-Packard into a ditch, with the stock plunging 50 percent and 20,000 real Americans forced into layoffs, Fiorina walked away with about $45 million.
Between surreal appearances from Wasilla as the caged pundit of Fox News and quick, splashy landings in the lower 48 states, Palin has shown she still has the attention span of a hummingbird on a nectar jag. She does not do basic homework. Never has. The result is a string of endorsements for people whose lives are living contradictions of their stated philosophies.
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how convenient of them to ignore that obama didn’t know europe was a continent and not a country
Compared to 0 recently, she is doing fine. Of course, the writer probably needed to get some attention and decided the best way to get it is to write about Palin.
dont forget that Obama wanted to campaign in all 57 states
Too bad they never have men work there. They might not look so stupid all the time.
Rabs, Egan is an ignorant flaming lefty tree hugging marxist. There are legit critiques of Palin, as there are of any candidate. But it doesn’t make sense to use this little fag’s musings as ammo.
I doubt she'll run for President but she is now a multi-millionaire which isn't a bad goal.
No matter what Palin's reasons for resigning it will resonate with the electorate as did that little Texan who was in and out then in the race for President ,and gave us Bill Clinton.(Hanging my head to admit I voted for the splitter.)
What is a country, and how is a country defined?
When people ask how many countries there are in the world,they expect a simple answer. After all, we’ve explored the whole planet, we have international travel, satellite navigation and plenty of global organizations like the United Nations, so we should really know how many countries there are!
However, the answer to the question varies according to whom you ask. Most people say there are 192 countries, but others point out that there could be more like 260 of them.
So why isn’t there a straight forward answer?
The problem arises because there isn’t a universally agreed definition of ‘country’ and because, for political reasons, some countries find it convenient to recognize or not recognize other countries.
For example, Taiwan claims to be a country, but China states that Taiwan is just another part of China. The consequence is that the USA, that doesn’t want to upset China, doesn’t recognize Taiwan as a country. Conversely, from the end of the Second World War, the Soviet Union annexed the countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania but the USA continued to regard them as independent countries that were ‘occupied’ because it didn’t really get on with the USSR.
So, how do governments define what makes a country?
There are three terms you come across when you try to discover how countries are defined.
These are ...
The Montevideo Convention
Constitutive theory of statehood
Declarative theory of statehood
1. The Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States was a treaty signed at Montevideo, Uruguay, on December 26 1933.
The convention set out the definition, rights and duties of statehood. Most well-known is Article 1, which set out four criteria for statehood, as quoted below.
The state as a person of international law should possess the following qualifications:
(a) a permanent population;
(b) a defined territory;
(c) government; and
(d) capacity to enter into relations with the other states.
Article 3 of the Convention also declares that statehood is independent of recognition by other states, so a country can exist even if other countries don’t recognize it.
2. The Declarative theory of statehood is based on the 4 criteria specified in the Montevideo Convention.
3. The constitutive theory of statehood defines a state or country as a person of international law if, and only if, it is recognized as sovereign by other states. This means that so long as enough other countries recognize you as a country, you ARE a country, even if you don’t have control over your territory or a permanent population.
So, you can see that the two definitions allow for different numbers of countries to exist.
Today a common way to define a country is to avoid these two definitions and say that if it’s a member of the United Nations, it’s a country. However, the Holy See, or Vatican, isn’t a member of the United Nations, but it certainly is a country. The United Kingdom is a member of the United Nations, but the countries of England, Scotland and Ireland aren’t, so by the UN rule, they aren’t countries.
That of course goes against what the UK government states on the Prime Minister’s web site, where it declares that “ The United Kingdom is made up of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. “
So, if you really want to know how many countries there are, first select the definition you want to use, then allow for where you are and what political views you have, then you have a chance of making an educated guess at the answer!
Alternatively, you could view our list of the generally accepted countries of the world.
Even blind squirrels find nuts on rare occasions.
Ouch — that’s going to leave a mark.
Interesting that they didn’t even touch Sarah’s Rand Paul endorsement, let alone exploit that Maddow bruhaha
This piece sounds like a junior high school girl’s rant against the cheerleader who has the boy she wants.
Puerto Rico Country Code 1
Telephone Country Code: 1
ISO Country Code, 2 Digit: PR
ISO Country Code, 3 Digit: PRI
“The New York Times”
Going to a sworn enemy of all that is conservative in order to bash(?) Palin? That’s kind of low.
More than low. Isn’t even befitting a freeper.
“More than low. Isnt even befitting a freeper.”
Well I am not here to say who should or shouldn’t be a FReeper but I didn’t appreciate the tactic...and I am not even a Palin bot.
How convenient of them to forget that Obama thinks Austrian is a language.
“dont forget that Obama wanted to campaign in all 57 states”
Europe is a country.
My dad was a Navy Corpesman in WW2.
These are merely mistakes made by all past editors of the Harvard Law Review.
Slumming, rabby? LOL! Anyway, her boy lost by nine. I still think Minnick’s going down in November.
“Ouch thats going to leave a mark.”
I doubt it. Only drooling morons give the New York Slimes any credibility.
I guess you just looove those lib talking points.
But what else to expect from a Paulbot?
Reaching for The New York freaking Times to slime Sarah Palin Scuttle?
That’s pretty low, even for you, isn’t it?
Even the dummies at the New York Times can’t possibly believe their own propaganda. I mean 0bama’s track record with endorsing candidates is still 0-100. Plus 0bama once said there were 57 states.
And this idiot Eagan is berating Sarah Palin for what?
What's the matter, catch your boyfriend ogling a picture of Sarah?
Comparing Palin to Obama is hardly a strong argument. There are a lot of people who are better than Obama.
Well, yeah. But thus is from the NY Times, who, just like AP, worship the ground that 0 walks on.
LOL, NYT ping!
"I doubt it. Only drooling morons give the New York Slimes any credibility."
Nothing is going to deter true Sarah Palin devotees. And the NYT may only have perhaps 20% if the respect it once had, but it can still pack a wallop when a politician is vulnerable on an issue. And some of Sarah's political election endorsements are a vulnerable issue for her, even among those who love her.
So you’re now posting Slimes articles in your effort to attack Governor Palin...?
He did know that they speak Austrian in Vienna though.
It’s a show of PES.
Wow. Even on a bad day, I am not THAT catty.
The result is a string of endorsements for people whose lives are living contradictions of their stated philosophies.
In all candor, I think her "endorsements" are being dictated by Team McCain.
Surprised that the Times is putting this out before the primary vote. This is but a small taste of what will come if Fiorino wins the primary.
The PaulBots thought they were cute backing the Libertarian vs. the Conservative Republican Sarah Palin endorsed
in the recent House primary in Idaho.
The PaulBots backed Raul Labrador , a pro-illegal immigration lawyer.
LOL!! The PaulBots prove where they really stand.
McCain wanted her to endorse Rand Paul? Nikki Haley? The guy from NY 23? Y'all are in need of some serious help.
Yes, Sarah's Fiorina endorsement over Chuck Devore, was on one of the most insane moves that she could have made -- if she'd have made it on her own. But once you understand the Fiorina/McCain connection, it becomes obvious who really pulled the strings for Carly there.
It wouldn't surprise me, the Paulbots may be the dumbest cult on earth.
Well, there's still Scientology.........
Don’t forget Charlie Crist. Guess she didn’t get that memo either...LOL.
Nobody ever said the Paulbots were the brightest bulbs around...LOL.
Yeah, there are more on the list that McCain wouldn’t touch, but you can’t discuss facts with a Paulbot, they’re too busy chanting his lines to be able to think.
The McCain connection is the consistent, guiding thread throughout, IMHO.
Hey! I've been thinking...wouldn't it be great if there were people somewhere who investigated stuff and then reported on what they found out for everyone who didn't have time to investigate and report on stuff. We could call them...reporters!
No...it would never work...
:-) Oh, wait, you were being sarcastic... :(
McCain wanted her to endorse Rand Paul? Nikki Haley? The guy from NY 23? Y'all are in need of some serious help.
No, I'm not. Stick with me here...Where is Nikki Haley? South Carolina? Does she have any connection with Lindsey Grahamnesty? Perhaps the "guy from NY-23" was the last endorsement she made on her own...although...she ponied up $5000 to him via SarahPAC (same as to McJuan) As for Rand Paul, his opponent was backed by the GOP establishment, how "mavericky" to endorse the other guy. And, if the Kentucky Senate seat flips to a Dem, (hopefully not) that ain't going to be looking so good for your gal...y'all.
I'll leave it up to you to think about it.
Unless you're a Paulbot.......then you'll just have to pretend.
Mr. Heath said he was careful about nudging his daughter toward the things that interest him.
I dont want to push the wrong button with Sarah, he said. Besides, she doesnt make the decisions. Let me retract that. Im sure she thinks them over and she has a lot of say as to yes and no.
LOL, that may be the strangest bit of attempted proof I've ever seen.
You might want to do better than that........like, how about commenting on the names I gave. Nikki has nothing to do with Graham or McCain, Rubio has nothing to do with McCain, hell, he backed Crist. Go through the list and just try thinking for yourself instead of acting like a dumb cultist.