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I'm Declaring February a Palin Free Month, Join Me! (WaPo Dana Milbank: Sarah Palin 'Un-Person')
The Washington Post ^ | Friday, January 21, 2011 | Dana Milbank

Posted on 01/21/2011 7:56:37 AM PST by kristinn

Though it is embarrassing to admit this in public, I can no longer hide the truth. I have a Sarah Palin problem.

I have written about her in 42 columns since Sen. John McCain picked her as his presidential running mate in 2008. I've mentioned her in dozens more blog posts, Web chats, and TV and radio appearances. I feel powerless to control my obsession, even though it cheapens and demeans me.

But today is the first day of the rest of my life. And so, I hereby pledge that, beginning on Feb 1, 2011, I will not mention Sarah Palin - in print, online or on television - for one month. Furthermore, I call on others in the news media to join me in this pledge of a Palin-free February. With enough support, I believe we may even be able to extend the moratorium beyond one month, but we are up against a powerful compulsion, and we must take this struggle day by day.

SNIP

And so I pledge to you: Sarah Palin's name will not cross my lips - or my keyboard - for the entire month of February. Who's with me?

Dana Milbank is an op-ed columnist for The Washington Post and the author of "Tears of a Clown: Glenn Beck and the Tea Bagging of America."

Note by Kristinn: The WaPo has a poll accompanying the article: "Post columnist Dana Milbank has pledged not to write anything about Sarah Palin for one month. Would you pledge not read or watch coverage of Palin for one month?" Yes; no; I'll try"

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: danamilbank; freepressforpalin; sarahpalin
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1 posted on 01/21/2011 7:56:41 AM PST by kristinn
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The post notes a poll. Please hit it if you have time.


2 posted on 01/21/2011 8:00:14 AM PST by Durus (The distance between us has grown, and I struggle to quantify it. Windage adjustments are done.)
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To: kristinn

I give them a total of 3 days before they break down and launch into new attacks on Palin. Its like expecting Fecal Matters to refrain from writing about Beck.

They’re mentally incapable.


3 posted on 01/21/2011 8:00:55 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: kristinn
I feel powerless to control my obsession, even though it cheapens and demeans me.

Negative Dana, it has Cheapened and Demeaned your Industry.

4 posted on 01/21/2011 8:01:19 AM PST by sr4402
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To: kristinn

Write about SP, then complain about she’s in the news. Headcase.


5 posted on 01/21/2011 8:01:28 AM PST by HonkyTonkMan
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To: kristinn

If God’s on our side this will be his last day on earth! What an asshole!


6 posted on 01/21/2011 8:01:34 AM PST by Doc Savage
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To: kristinn

I’m declaring the second decade of the 21st century a Dana Milbank-free decade. Join me!


7 posted on 01/21/2011 8:03:11 AM PST by Dr. Thorne (Buy Gold and Guns Now!)
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To: kristinn

LOL! Its like trying to quit drugs for them. The fact is, they get high bashing Palin and will not stop even if the publicity gives her even more power and helps her chances at becoming prez. Hate drives these people, and Sarah is the focal point of that hate.

Its actually fun to watch these hateful idiots totally controlled by Palin, unable to break away from their habit. The world has not seen such doofuses in all of history.


8 posted on 01/21/2011 8:03:11 AM PST by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: kristinn

“Yes” has 68% of the vote. What a joke. There’s no way these people can keep silent. As soon as she makes a statement on some issue, or takes her family fishing, they’ll be after her. She’s anathema to them.


9 posted on 01/21/2011 8:03:57 AM PST by bcsco
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To: kristinn

Since “tea-bagging” is a homosexual act, and Milbank employs the term as a pejorative, Milbank must be a homophobe! How else can one insult another by suggesting that they engage in a homosexual act without being homophobic?


10 posted on 01/21/2011 8:05:53 AM PST by Dr. Thorne (Buy Gold and Guns Now!)
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To: Durus

Done.



11 posted on 01/21/2011 8:06:12 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: kristinn

This is a hoot, considering they’re the ones that drag her into everything.

I doubt the MSM could go 24-hours without trying to disparage Sarah in some way.

On a positive note, she’s living rent-free in the Left’s head.


12 posted on 01/21/2011 8:06:19 AM PST by Arm_Bears (I'll have what the gentleman on the floor is drinking.)
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To: kristinn

Someone in the media has finally realized that all of their screaming and gnashing of teeth over Sarah Palin has done nothing but make her the brightest star of American politics, and paved her road to the White House.

Ooops.

Too late, lefties. You can’t undo what you’ve already done. You’ll have to swing 180 degrees and start extolling Palin’s virtues from now on, if you want to neutralize her, and we all know you’re incapable of that. LOL


13 posted on 01/21/2011 8:06:26 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: kristinn

14 posted on 01/21/2011 8:10:35 AM PST by Dr. Thorne (Buy Gold and Guns Now!)
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To: kristinn

I give his pledge about 36 hours.


15 posted on 01/21/2011 8:11:18 AM PST by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: Dr. Thorne

I’m declaring the second decade of the 21st century a Dana Milbank-free decade. Join me!


GMTA. You beat me to it!


16 posted on 01/21/2011 8:12:03 AM PST by Mobties (Let the markets work! Reduce the government footprint!)
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To: kristinn
What an idiot! While I do appreciate him acknowledging his obsession, how can any “journalist” take a pledge not to mention a very high profile political figure for a month? What if she announces she is running for President? What if, God forbid, an attempt is made on her life?

There have been plenty of months where Sarah probably did or said very little that was overly newsworthy, but the Left Wing Propaganda Pimps would either make things up, or make non-stories about her into front page news. They can't help themselves. They want to ignore her and make her go away, but they can't. I'm sure Sarah often wishes they would, but they are addicted to her.

17 posted on 01/21/2011 8:12:07 AM PST by Above My Pay Grade
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To: cripplecreek

It shows they “get it” though...

Every time they attack her, she gets stronger and more known.

They may not understand WHY their attacks have this effect:

they can’t attack from a foundation of truth,
while she counters from that very foundation.


18 posted on 01/21/2011 8:13:20 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: kristinn

Do you think we could declare a WaPo and NYTimes-free month at FR? Are we all addicted to republishing the Liberal MSM?


19 posted on 01/21/2011 8:13:57 AM PST by devere
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To: kristinn

He won’t be able to do it, then he’ll blame Sarah.


20 posted on 01/21/2011 8:14:34 AM PST by 1raider1
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To: kristinn
Dana Milbank is an op-ed columnist for The Washington Post and the author of "Tears of a Clown: Glenn Beck and the Tea Bagging of America."

This douchebag actually wrote a "serious" political book using a homosexual sex act reference in the title?

21 posted on 01/21/2011 8:14:35 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Dr. Thorne

The hypocrisy is sickening. If a middle school kid says something is “so gay” (meaning lame, not cool), they will be suspended for “bullying” and uttering “homophobic slurs”, but the Left Wing Media Pimp and the leaders of the Democrat Party can use a real slur about homosexuals against tens of millions of (straight) Americans everyday and get away with it.


22 posted on 01/21/2011 8:15:22 AM PST by Above My Pay Grade
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To: Durus; Lazamataz
The post notes a poll. Please hit it if you have time.

Something to "hit", Laz.

23 posted on 01/21/2011 8:15:41 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: kristinn
The people with the biggest problem with Sarah Palin are the men who are not really men, and the women who are not really women...
24 posted on 01/21/2011 8:17:12 AM PST by ArtDodger (Reread Animal Farm (with your kids))
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To: 1raider1
He won’t be able to do it, then he’ll blame Sarah.

I predict Milbank will mention Palin at least 2 dozen times in February. He'll just do everything he can to avoid actually using her name, and pretend that this keeps the letter of his pledge.

The only way he'd be able to keep his word in spirit would be to not file a column for the entire month. Which sounds like a good idea, to me.

25 posted on 01/21/2011 8:20:11 AM PST by kevkrom (De-fund Obamacare in 2011, repeal in 2013!)
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To: FlashBack; athelass; Tina Grazier; acapesket; exit82; backwoods-engineer; APatientMan; ...

26 posted on 01/21/2011 8:20:30 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: kristinn

She will fall off the wagon................
Probably next week.............


27 posted on 01/21/2011 8:20:56 AM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: kristinn

I’ll pledge not to read anything that Milskank writes, but not just for the month - for ever.


28 posted on 01/21/2011 8:21:17 AM PST by JaguarXKE (Life - It's 10 percent circumstances and 90 percent how you react to circumstances - Sarah Palin)
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To: kristinn

Could Warren Buffett’s departure from the comPost board brought a breath of sanity from that rag?


29 posted on 01/21/2011 8:22:35 AM PST by Carley (IDEOLOGY TRUMPS FACTS IN THE LEFT'S QUEST FOR POWER)
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To: Red Badger

Dana is a man. He doesn’t write like one, or act like one, but he is.... nominally.


30 posted on 01/21/2011 8:25:06 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: kristinn

The next book I will read, then, will be Sarah’s latest one. Dana Milbank can KMA.


31 posted on 01/21/2011 8:25:16 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier preparing to deploy to Afghanistan)
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To: kristinn

LOL! Not a chance in heck Dana. You need her much more than she needs you.


32 posted on 01/21/2011 8:26:04 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: kristinn

My name is Dana Milbank and I am a Palinaholic. I promise to not to write any more columns about Sarah Palin. I begin this abstinence by writing a column about Sarah Palin.


33 posted on 01/21/2011 8:26:17 AM PST by mas cerveza por favor
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To: kristinn

And so I pledge to you: Sarah Palin’s name will not cross my lips - or my keyboard - for the entire month of February.”

Do us a favor and include food and water in your pledge and I will donate to your favorite charity in your name. (Just a joke for you politically correct civility monsters.)


34 posted on 01/21/2011 8:27:09 AM PST by jessduntno ("'How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think." - Adolph Hitler)
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To: kristinn

That poll needs a good FReeping - 54% say yes, 34% say no! Those numbers should not stand.


35 posted on 01/21/2011 8:28:02 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier preparing to deploy to Afghanistan)
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To: Durus
The lefties wake up thinking about Sarah Palin. Periodically throughout the day, they think about Sarah Palin. The last thoughts they have before they fall asleep at night are about Sarah Palin. Then, they dream about Sarah Palin. Repeat 24/7/365. And she doesn't pay even a nickel in rent!
36 posted on 01/21/2011 8:28:06 AM PST by JPG (There is hope for America and her name is Sarah Palin.)
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To: ArtDodger
men who are not really men, and the women who are not really women

Democrats?

37 posted on 01/21/2011 8:28:50 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: kristinn
I hereby pledge that, beginning on Feb 1, 2011, I will not mention Sarah Palin - in print, online or on television - for one month. Furthermore, I call on others in the news media to join me in this pledge of a Palin-free February.

"Sarah Palin is ICKY!
Now I'm off to see Liza, I so loved her in Cabaret!"

38 posted on 01/21/2011 8:33:36 AM PST by jla
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To: kristinn

Well now... that’ll dry up their sources of subject matter. I wonder who they’ll slander during their “Palin-Free Month?”


39 posted on 01/21/2011 8:33:42 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: mas cerveza por favor; kristinn
My name is Dana Milbank and I am a Palinaholic.

Bye, Dana!

40 posted on 01/21/2011 8:34:14 AM PST by tarheelswamprat
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To: jla

That’s Milbank? He makes Richard Simmons look like a lumberjack by comparison.


41 posted on 01/21/2011 8:35:38 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: tarheelswamprat

Actually, that works better as Saraholic.


42 posted on 01/21/2011 8:37:34 AM PST by mas cerveza por favor
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To: HerrBlucher

Great deal of truth in what you said. They get an adrenalin rush from it. Same sort of thing of any addict. In this case the mention of her name gives them a hit...and then they can’t stop.

Second, isn’t stuff like this exactly similar to all the “bully behavior” we complain our kids experiencing?

This is a demonstration in passive violence. If the author decided to refrain on their own, made no big deal out of it, did not instigate calls from other “peers” to do the same thing, the author would be fine. But, the fact they encourage a whole segment to participate in this form of passive bullying is exactly the same as the school bullies.

The author is weak minded and weak willed, undisciplined in their own life and unable to handle situations in an adult and mature manner. All they have left is to play the bully and buddies card.

And they wonder where their kids learn this inappropriate behavior!


43 posted on 01/21/2011 8:37:47 AM PST by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: allmendream
Dana is a man. He doesn’t write like one, or act like one, but he is.... nominally.

Ah. A MINO. There's quite a surplus of them in Liberaland. MINOs see Palin as... the "competition."

44 posted on 01/21/2011 8:38:46 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: kristinn

If another Tucson type situation happens they will forget this pledge within the hour.

Of course, the Tucson failure by the Left, at all levels, right down to the creation of a martyr, will deter them for awhile.


45 posted on 01/21/2011 8:42:39 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries of the American Farmer each and every year..)
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To: kristinn

We are holding you to it Dana.

Wow, now would be the time for Palin to say something provacative. LOL


46 posted on 01/21/2011 8:44:19 AM PST by dforest
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To: kristinn

She lives in their heads rent free. Lord knows there’s plenty of room in there.


47 posted on 01/21/2011 8:47:07 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: kristinn
Dana, you should know that you can't just walk away from an obsession without understanding what is at the root of it.

So I suggest you ask yourself, 'what powerful need is it that Sarah satisfies?' Is it possible that Sarah is not the actual addiction but a smoke screen for your real addiction? Is your real addiction somehow related to your blind obsession with Obama? Is Sarah perhaps an antidote to your Obama addiction? Does she (in the deeper recesses of your unconscious mind) offer a glimmer of hope for breaking free from the fantasy world in which Obama has imprisoned you and those millions of hypnotized minions like yourself.

Consider for a moment, Dana, that you might have been indoctrinated, against your will, into a cult whose sole purpose is the worship of Obama. In some small and remote part of your mind, the real Dana is desperate to escape from this cult...to return to the fresh air of truth and light. But the Obama mojo is too powerful. His use of neurolinguistic programming techniques generously sprinkled with Kenyan voodoo magick courtesy of his granny has reprogrammed your liberal brain. You try, but you cannot think. Where once your centers of thought were housed, now you find only hot pools of bile.

When you hear Sarah's voice--the voice of reason and logic and sanity--you reach for it. You feel the urge to respond with rational thought and empirical reason. You dig around in your brain for the centers of reason, but all you find are those hot vats of hate-filled emotion. You try to think, to call out to Sarah--to break free from the chains which bind you. You reach down deep into your brain. Deeper...deeper!

"Think, dammit, think!"

But what comes bubbling up to your consciousness is not thought...what comes up is a thick black syrup of demonic hatred. You try to cry out...but when you open your mouth, out pours the hatred with which the darkness burns for the light. Out pours Obama's hatred for Sarah, reality, human reason...and out pours his hatred for you.

Just saying.;-)

48 posted on 01/21/2011 8:51:38 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies (Obama and the Radical Left: 'People of the Lie')
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To: kristinn
Sara Palin is the left's crack!

They won't be able to go two days with a hit!

49 posted on 01/21/2011 8:53:56 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: kristinn

First step in a twelve step plan

Pull your head out of your butt and admit you have a problem.

Eleven to go.


50 posted on 01/21/2011 8:55:21 AM PST by IMR 4350
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