Skip to comments.Kathleen Parker: Sarah Palin, from pit bull to mama grizzly
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.
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Kathleen....please shut your pie hole! You’re probably also jealous because she has Todd
Thanks....y’all convinced me not to bother reading the tripe...
200 Million people in Fly Over Country are screaming SARAH, SARAH, SARAH! Can you hear us Now?
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.
BTTT Thank you, Art in Idaho!
(I didn’t read kathleen’s column).
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.
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.
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.
Ma Parker mocks Palin.
Sarah Palin has the respect of a hundred million of the most patriotic Americans. Parker has... Eliot Spitzer.
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.
Is this an article about Sarah Palin...or about Kathleen Parker and her oversized ego?
kathleen go do what Cheney told leahy. No one else wants to.
Read the whole thing, it’s pro Palin!
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.
Leading the lambs to slaughter .... payoff piece during Campaign 2012 ..... same deal they pulled with McCain.
And Bob Dole before him.
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.
I also thought it was pro Sarah.....
Funny...I don't see that inoculation coming thru my TV screen...
Kathleen is so desperate for male attention that she has to do a show with Elliot Spitzer. How pathetic is that?
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.
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:"
"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."
“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.
KP is finally figuring out Sarah isn’t going to shut up and go back to Wasilla!!!LOL
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.
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.
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’.
Good idea. Wrong planet.
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%$#, how can anyone take them seriously? Journalists who obsess over Gov. Palins personal life/attributes, or who cant be objective and ethical in their assessment of Palin as a political figure or potential candidate WILL BE TUNED-OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hey MSM . Get serious or STFU!!! I am heartily sick of it already and the f&^%$#g campaign did not even begin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
G R O W U P !!!!!!
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.
Parker is such a caddy $itch!!
I think Anita Loos said it best
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?
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.
Not really. Kathleen Parker is saying that Sarah is a force to be reckoned with, but mostly she's damning Sarah with faint praise.
That is BEAUTIFUL!
I can’t stand Katty Parker. Please hit her no hits.
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.
Kathleen is desperately trying to attract Republicans and Conservatives to her coming new CNN show with client number 9 Eliot Spitzer.
“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.
If there's so many, how do we EVER lose an election?
If there's so many, how do we EVER lose an election?