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Kathleen Parker: Sarah Palin, from pit bull to mama grizzly
The Washington Post ^ | Kathleen Parker

Posted on 07/13/2010 9:42:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin, the ubiquitous enchantress of the disenchanted, may not have been ready to lead the free world back when John McCain anointed her as his running mate. But she's left rubber on the road that leads to fame, fortune and a new feminine mystique that drives certain men and women wild -- in very different ways.

For what it's worth, I get a kick out of Sarah. May I call her Sarah?

She and I apparently share a certain genetic predisposition to annoy all the right people. These would be the folks who take themselves and their ideologies a tad too seriously. Thus when I was promoting my book, "Save the Males," I wore an aggressively feminine suit -- pink with a bow in back -- just to irritate hard-line feminists, who, without bothering to read the book, would hate it on sight.

I happen to hate bows, but it was worth it.

Likewise, Sarah knows just what drives us all nuts and, instead of changing her tune, she turns up the volume -- and triples down. Don't like her little red shoes? She'll add a red leather jacket. Got gloss?

This woman is not to be feared or loathed. She is to be taken with a grain of humor and a dash of admiration. A different version of Madonna, she's a public relations machine who manipulates public perception with well-timed and, recently, sophisticated messaging.

In the nearly two years since she became the first female Republican vice presidential candidate, Sarah has morphed from a pit bull with lipstick to a mama grizzly. Grrrrrrrr.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; palin; parker; parker4obama; parker4romney; rinoparker; sarahpalin; waronsarah
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The elites don't know whether to sh*t or go blind! I'm sooooo looking forward to January 2013!!
1 posted on 07/13/2010 9:42:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kathleen....please shut your pie hole! You’re probably also jealous because she has Todd


2 posted on 07/13/2010 9:44:31 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Bottom line Kathleen Barker: You've run nothing in your life except your mouth/pen. Sarah Palin on the other hand has run and town and a mineral rich state successfully. So why in the world should anyone bother reading your words? Just asking.
3 posted on 07/13/2010 9:49:13 PM PDT by Chgogal (American Mugabe, get your arse out of my bank, my car, my doctor's office & my elec. utility.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What a catty, snide wench witch. They really are scared shitless witless.

Nam Vet

4 posted on 07/13/2010 9:50:10 PM PDT by Nam Vet (Are you better off than you were 4 trillion dollars ago?)
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To: Chgogal; Bigtigermike

Thanks....y’all convinced me not to bother reading the tripe...


5 posted on 07/13/2010 9:57:10 PM PDT by goodnesswins (DEMOCRATS LOSE.....America WINS!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hey elites, insiders and hanger-oners in Washington D.C., get ready for THIS:

200 Million people in Fly Over Country are screaming SARAH, SARAH, SARAH! Can you hear us Now?

6 posted on 07/13/2010 9:58:32 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kathleen:

You were supposed to represent the conservative viewpoint for your media mouthpiece.

This is your one and only chance to absolve yourself of centrist, moderate sins.

Get on board for real or fade into insignificance.

We all get a chance for one reawakening.


7 posted on 07/13/2010 10:00:03 PM PDT by One Name
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To: Art in Idaho

BTTT Thank you, Art in Idaho!
(I didn’t read kathleen’s column).


8 posted on 07/13/2010 10:00:47 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: Chgogal
bttt

I think the article is pro Palin in a tongue and cheek way.

I view Kathleen as realizing the needed uniqueness of Palin on the public stage.

9 posted on 07/13/2010 10:05:58 PM PDT by duckln
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
For what it's worth, I get a kick out of Sarah.

Translation: I've been able to raise my profile and land a new gig by being a supposed conservative that hates her, and is willing to say so over and over. Since my earlier assessment of her as stupid and shallow has proven to be so stupid and shallow, I'm trying to get of the Sarah bashing express before it goes over the cliff, and salvage what little credibility I have left.

10 posted on 07/13/2010 10:14:24 PM PDT by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Any “conservative” that voted for Obama is completely discredited as a political pundit. CAREER OVER and DONE.

This brain dead RINO beotch should look for a job in a different line of work. Night manager at a Wendy’s might do, but then again even that may be above her pay grade.

The way to understand this woman’s so-called mind (and others like her, e.g. Maureen Dowd, Christopher Buckley) one needs to go back to high school and contemplate the sociology of the adolescent herd.


11 posted on 07/13/2010 10:24:14 PM PDT by Blado (Oilbama's dream: ''Spill Baby, Spill.'' Legal disclaimer- all criticism of white male half only)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ma Parker mocks Palin.

Sarah Palin has the respect of a hundred million of the most patriotic Americans. Parker has... Eliot Spitzer.


12 posted on 07/13/2010 10:27:01 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: iowamark

Excellent comment!


13 posted on 07/13/2010 10:28:40 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She and I apparently share a certain genetic predisposition to annoy all the right people.

It isn't genetic, Kathleen, and wow, do you ever flatter yourself. Sarah is where she is despite your best efforts on 0bama's behalf - do you think we've forgotten? She doesn't owe you, Kathleen, and neither do we.

14 posted on 07/13/2010 10:31:28 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is this an article about Sarah Palin...or about Kathleen Parker and her oversized ego?


15 posted on 07/13/2010 10:40:13 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Kathleen Parker tirades remind me of a little, half baked muffin, trying to take down the main dish in a last minute fit of fury before dinner is served, with the little muffin being an “after thought”, or possibly a “no thought” for the calorie minded dinner!
16 posted on 07/13/2010 11:13:47 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

kathleen go do what Cheney told leahy. No one else wants to.


17 posted on 07/13/2010 11:46:03 PM PDT by JApost
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To: Qbert

Read the whole thing, it’s pro Palin!


18 posted on 07/14/2010 12:11:08 AM PDT by factmart
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To: One Name
Kathleen: You were supposed to represent the conservative viewpoint for your media mouthpiece.

She can't, not honestly. It's in her contract. Search up "Weigel" on FR and see what his deal was at the WaPo.

Dishonest as hell, is what it was.

19 posted on 07/14/2010 12:36:34 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: factmart
Read the whole thing, it’s pro Palin!

Leading the lambs to slaughter .... payoff piece during Campaign 2012 ..... same deal they pulled with McCain.

And Bob Dole before him.

20 posted on 07/14/2010 12:38:31 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kathleen Parker? Isn’t she the one that uses the picture from 20 years ago next to her column?

I think she needs to knock off the Diazepam a few hours before she writes. This column meandered more than a Kennedy on St Patricks Day.


21 posted on 07/14/2010 12:45:34 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Unemployment has DOUBLED since the Democrats took control of congress)
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To: factmart

I also thought it was pro Sarah.....


22 posted on 07/14/2010 3:11:45 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah has positioned herself as the spokesperson for The Good Woman (i.e., conservatives) and thus has inoculated herself and her message from criticism

Funny...I don't see that inoculation coming thru my TV screen...

23 posted on 07/14/2010 3:31:55 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Bigtigermike

Kathleen is so desperate for male attention that she has to do a show with Elliot Spitzer. How pathetic is that?


24 posted on 07/14/2010 4:06:41 AM PDT by Tax-chick (We made a proactive decision to postpone the originally scheduled nightlife activities.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ahh, I like morning Palin threads. No annoying Pissant comments.
This woman is a dynamo, and they will never admit they’re scared sh**less over her.


25 posted on 07/14/2010 4:07:01 AM PDT by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Little backstabber K. Parker, the future Ms. Mitt Romney.


Kathleen Parker: "[I]t is increasingly clear that Palin is a problem." "Parker ... says something publicly that many of us have thought privately
but lacked the courage to say out loud - Palin should step down:"


"Kathleen Parker: After Interviews, Palin Should Bow Out"


Kathleen Parker: "Romney would bring more than squeaky clean qualifications
and youthful good looks to the ticket.
Romney would seem a logical choice."


"Parker: Romney raised bar on freedoms"
Kathleen Parker: "If Kennedy's speech was an important landmark in American political history,
Romney's was surpassing. With heartfelt humility and poetic eloquence,
he tracked the nation's struggle with and for freedom."


Staggering bigotry of Kathleen Parker - UPDATED"


Who benefits most from Sanford meltdown? Californian (that's right) Mitt Romney


"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"

26 posted on 07/14/2010 4:11:56 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: duckln

“The genius of Sarah’s message, whatever it is, is that it doesn’t matter what it is.”
So, her message is irrelevant, then? Sorry,I didn’t get the pro Palin angle in this piece.


27 posted on 07/14/2010 4:12:39 AM PDT by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

KP is finally figuring out Sarah isn’t going to shut up and go back to Wasilla!!!LOL


28 posted on 07/14/2010 4:17:12 AM PDT by mo
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To: Diogenesis

It ain’t ALL just Romney...its the Rinocratic Oligarchy...ANYBODY in DC is scared of her, scared of her message...and scared of We the People....Romney is a symbol of the Establishment Oligarchy.


29 posted on 07/14/2010 4:22:09 AM PDT by mo
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To: mo
Romney is a symbol of the Establishment Oligarchy.

No. Mitt Romney is a symbol of the anti-Reagan RINOs,
and unnatural borne citizens from Mexico who think they can be President,
and is a symbol of RomneyCARE, gay marriage, truthers, and fascism replacing freedom.

"One of the traditional methods of imposing statism
or socialism on people has been by way of medicine..."

President Ronald Reagan

Death Panels imposed by Mitt Romney (ObamaCARE=RomneyCARE).



30 posted on 07/14/2010 4:40:19 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...she's just gonna get feistier and cuter. Next thing you know she'll be a dadgum lioness givin' heck to those media hyenas, just the way they can't stand it.

Sarah!

Sarah!!

SARAH!!!

SARAH!!!!!

31 posted on 07/14/2010 5:00:02 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Art in Idaho
I

Hear

YOU!!


32 posted on 07/14/2010 5:01:33 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Palin is as tough, experienced, committed and capable (and more so) than many past or current politicos.

I am CONVINCED that her credentials are sufficient and I AM SICK TO DEATH of the media campaign against the superficial and irrelevant aspects of her and her claim to our attention.

The MSM needs to begin assessing Governor Palin in the sober and professional manner which she CERTAINLY deserves and which they NEVER hesitate to apply in their assessment of lesser and obviously flawed ‘candidates’.

33 posted on 07/14/2010 5:10:10 AM PDT by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think." Adolph Hitler)
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To: SMARTY
”The MSM needs to begin assessing Governor Palin in the sober and professional manner …

Good idea. Wrong planet.


34 posted on 07/14/2010 5:17:19 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: Elsie

35 posted on 07/14/2010 5:27:17 AM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Diogenesis

The MSM has this pathological, crying need to trump-up all sorts of BS about Gov. Palin as an individual and a politician. THIS is NOT professional or constructive…never mind that it is unethical!

When they are finished covering themselves with s%$#, how can anyone take them seriously? Journalists who obsess over Gov. Palin’s personal life/attributes, or who can’t be objective and ethical in their assessment of Palin as a political figure or potential candidate WILL BE TUNED-OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey MSM…. Get serious or STFU!!! I am heartily sick of it already and the f&^%$#g campaign did not even begin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

G R O W U P !!!!!!


36 posted on 07/14/2010 5:29:57 AM PDT by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think." Adolph Hitler)
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Kathleen Parker????

I see the advertisement for News Max on tv, they mention Kathleen Parker as one of the contributors. I would only use Newsmax in the outhouse at the cottage if KP is part of it.

She is a freakin Democrat that voted for Obama, I say she should come to the same end as Obama.

37 posted on 07/14/2010 6:07:30 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge ( SARAH PALIN or BUST.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Parker is such a caddy $itch!!


38 posted on 07/14/2010 6:27:19 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

meow!


39 posted on 07/14/2010 7:02:17 AM PDT by ash-housewares
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To: Bigtigermike

I think Anita Loos said it best


40 posted on 07/14/2010 7:06:57 AM PDT by ash-housewares
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I notice that the WaComPost isn’t allowing comments on this article. Maybe they know that Kathleen Parker is a cowardly hypocrit and will be called out for it?


41 posted on 07/14/2010 8:23:46 AM PDT by 84rules ( Ooh-Rah! Semper Fi!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This woman is not to be feared or loathed. She is to be taken with a grain of humor and a dash of admiration. A different version of Madonna, she's a public relations machine who manipulates public perception with well-timed and, recently, sophisticated messaging.

I wonder what the libs would say if those dismissive words had been written about Hillary Clinton? Hillary had none of the executive experience Sarah Palin has, when she herself ran for President, against another candidate who lacked experience, but was lauded by the MSM as the savior of America.

42 posted on 07/14/2010 10:07:51 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: factmart
Read the whole thing, it’s pro Palin!

Not really. Kathleen Parker is saying that Sarah is a force to be reckoned with, but mostly she's damning Sarah with faint praise.

43 posted on 07/14/2010 10:11:25 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Art in Idaho

That is BEAUTIFUL!


44 posted on 07/14/2010 12:55:16 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can’t stand Katty Parker. Please hit her no hits.


45 posted on 07/14/2010 1:00:44 PM PDT by Mamzelle (Cameras, cameras--never forget to bring your cameras)
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To: factmart
Read the whole thing, it’s pro Palin!

No it's not at all.

She credits Palin with saavy marketing, while dismissing any of her actual conservative ideas or agenda.

She snidely compares her to Madonna, who most serious musicians regard as a marketing phenom, rather than an artist.

Parker is smiling while taking pot shots, determined to reinforce her contention that Palin is suitable only for television rather than political office.

It's a sad little catty hit piece, which is really all that Parker is capable of typing anymore. Bless her heart.

46 posted on 07/14/2010 1:06:21 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: duckln
I think the article is pro Palin in a tongue and cheek way.

Kathleen is desperately trying to attract Republicans and Conservatives to her coming new CNN show with client number 9 Eliot Spitzer.

47 posted on 07/14/2010 4:07:14 PM PDT by RJL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“She and I apparently share a certain genetic predisposition to annoy all the right people.”

Ms. Parker certainly thinks highly of herself. Brazen talk from a woman who shares a tv show with a whoremaster.


48 posted on 07/14/2010 5:20:35 PM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: Art in Idaho
"200 million people in Fly Over Country...."

Oh really?

If there's so many, how do we EVER lose an election?

49 posted on 07/14/2010 6:39:50 PM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: Art in Idaho
"200 million people in Fly Over Country...."

Oh really?

If there's so many, how do we EVER lose an election?

50 posted on 07/14/2010 6:39:57 PM PDT by diogenes ghost
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