Skip to comments.Chasing Sarah: The Boys Behind the Bus
Posted on 06/01/2011 2:42:15 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Palin is rubbing the media mobs sense of entitlement right back in its face.
In the 1970s, The Boys on the Bus exposed how a clubby pack of male political reporters ruled the road to the White House and shaped the news. Four decades later, an outsider gal from Alaska has commandeered the 2012 media bus and left Beltway journalism insiders eating her dust. Weve come a long way, baby.
Amid frenzied speculation over her potential presidential-campaign plans, former GOP Alaska governor Sarah Palin launched an all-American road trip with her family this Memorial Day weekend. Establishment media types didnt get reserved seats or advance notice of her itinerary. Palin rubbed the Washington media mobs institutional sense of entitlement right back in its face. I dont think I owe anything to the mainstream media. I want them to have to do a little bit of work on a tour like this, she jabbed.
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The Atlantics Garance Franke-Ruta griped that reality TV star Palin was treating pol reporters like paparazzi needing and hating, inviting and making chase. Perhaps Franke-Ruta needs a reminder of what a truly parasitic press-pol relationship looks like. I have stacks of Obama 2008 profiles exulting over his glistening pecs and soaring oratorical skills, followed by countless spurned-lover laments from reporters disappointed about the control freaks who stage-manage his every press appearance.
What makes Sarah stand out in the national GOP field is that she is beholden to no one and controls her own destiny. She doesnt need media kingmakers to make her. They need her. She doesnt need newspaper or TV producers to drive her story. She drives them. Crazy.
The unhinged reaction of the Palin-hating convoy reveals what its attendants fear most: a politician who doesnt fear them.
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
Geraldine Ferraro Mondle VP running mate
Pat Schroeder - Campaign crying
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Sarah Palin VP convention speech
There is nothing that the U.S. media wants more than something it thinks it can't have. Hence the power of news leaks that manipulate the thrust of their initial presentation. Hard-to-get is a rigid rule of human behavior. Ask any teenage boy or girl. [end excerpt]
The media doesn’t get the back of the bus, the front of the bus, or a seat on the bus. They MISSED the bus.
13:00 (video link of campaign speech above).....”When I ran for the school board I didn’t need focus groups or voter profiles because I knew the voters.” — Sarah Palin just before explaining the difference between a community organizer and a mayor.
“treating pol reporters like paparazzi...”
They’re not paparazzi?
pap, n. 2. Material lacking real value or substance:
PAParazzi.....fits definition, doesn’t it?
Male Democratic Party candidates come to mind.
Remember how Sarah sold Alaska’s governor’s private jet on Ebay?
21:00 — Into video linked above (budget cutting list and energy/oil comments).
I dig for my news....ponder it...filter it....ponder some more.....
There was a landslide for Ronald Reagan!
I was so pleased.
Now there’s the ticket:
West/Palin or Palin/West.
Either one works for me.
I like the One Nation motto.
When Princess Diana was killed after being chased by "paparazzi" (which is a fancy Europeanized way of saying locust media), there was initial horror in the press. Then, to their "relief", Diana's driver had been drinking. They immediately absolved themselves of all blame, primary and tertiary.
BS. Those "paparazzi" chased her like a hunted animal, and were directly responsible for her death. Then, to add insult to injury, they covered her funeral like the parasites they were. On top of that, they hounded Prince Harry and Prince William after her mother was in the grave.
The grace those two men have shown in recent months (including both of them serving in their nation's military, getting promoted, and both earning their helicopter wings) speaks volumes of their character over the low life's in the media.
A number of these combo packs people are suggesting sound good but I seriously want to see Sarah on the top of the ticket because I want to see the debate between Sarah and Obama.... I really do.
I’d like to see Allen West do the same - and completely cut Barry Zero to shreds - making Barry look like a stunned mullet in the process.
“Prince Harry and Prince William”
Their father, however, is a complete droid.
"I..hope that ...one don't...get in a crash"??? I could have a lot more respect for these "jorurnalists" if they could learn middle school english.
Palin's timing and instincts would be wasted on Joe Biden.
Re: Diana, the “People’s Princess.” The media got back into their groove with the spectacle of a British national breakdown of grief and mourning (that carried over into the U.S).
Is that a picture of Sarah and Allen West, outlaw biker?
Go Sarah! Go Rush! Hubba, hubba, hubba.
That’s not the LSM; that’s a T-Party!
Rush is right on the money. I find it so funny how the media thinks she should tell them all her plans. She is so right, she owes them nothing.
I can only laugh.......Who’s the biatch NOW?!!!!!!!!!
MSNBC: Martin Bashir reports that Sarah Palin is breaking the law by displaying an American flag on her bus. I kid you not.
And I wish all the FOX news reporters would KNOCK IT OFF with all the cutesy attempts to get her to reveal she is running.
No mater how many times she makes it obvious she is not going to answer they press her over and over and over about “How are you leaning?” “Does it look positive so far”
OK WE GET IT. You are hoping to scoop the rest of the planet and get her to “announce” on your show.
WELL KNOCK IT OFF- IT IS VERY ANNOYING.
She’s RUNNING, OK?
Don’t these people KNOW that as soon as she becomes an ‘official’ candidate she has to abide by all kinds of legalities?
I dont care if she ever “announces”. I am voting for her and vice-president Bachman.
[excerpt]...By the time Palin's big bus pulled into Philadelphia around noon for a tour of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, a mob of reporters was waiting for her.
"Watch the children! Don't step on the children," a man yelled as the scrum jostled a group of schoolchildren on a field trip. She was ushered into both buildings, and the crowd was left behind in the wilting heat.
Her bus left a short time later and was believed to be heading to New York.
The day started in typical fashion for this unconventional road trip. No schedule, no announcements, just a bunch of journalists trying to read tea leaves by watching where the bus goes. But the former Alaska governor had slipped out of her Gettysburg hotel early, in a sedan, for a quiet tour of the Civil War battlefield.
Later, as the bus headed to Philadelphia, it stopped in the town of Dillsburg, and Palin's entourage stepped out for some coffee. Palin joined a trio of customers at their table and chatted about economic policy and job creation. One of the men phoned his wife and put her on with Palin, who promised to stay at Coffee Express until the wife arrived, which she did about five minutes later.
In the last two days, as she moved from Washington to Maryland to Pennsylvania, Palin has delighted in showing her knowledge of and interest in American history and has seemed comfortable answering policy questions..... LA Times
It's from "pap" + "harass". Right? ;)
Most excellent (campaign?) photo!
Her oldest daughter and grandson are settled into a home in AZ, so they will be close to where Sarah and Todd Palin will be staying in Scottsdale.
Their oldest was just married (more formal wedding to follow).
The bus with it's One Nation logo is on the road.
The lame stream media is following in Sarah's dust, left to watch her connect with the American people w/o liberal bashing.
Yeah. I'd say she plans to run. Run right over them.
The reason for that is not far to seek. I don't think I've ever seen Prince Philip's lips move.
This is rich.......Sarah will be instructive while the MSM will be self-destructive.
WOW - this is a campaign poster I can fully support: Palin & West!!!!
“It’s from “pap” + “harass”. Right? ;)”
I missed that one......damn it.
“Prince Harry and Prince William Their father, however, is a complete droid.
The reason for that is not far to seek. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Prince Philip’s lips move.”
You mean the British “stiff upper lip”???????????
Palin's instincts and timing are very good. I like Michele Bachmann and her passion, pluck and politics but she just doesn't have Palin's gut instincts, good timing and political skill.
AND......as a former Minnesotan......I’ve warned everyone to REMEMBER.....she’s a “Conservative (nod nod, wink wink)” politican from MINNESOTA!!!!!!!!!!!!
I simply don’t trust them......yet.
lol -- Mee likee!
Then too, there is another GOP candidate, Tim Pawlenty, who hails from Minnesota. How much Minnesota support and campaign cash is there to grease all those wheels? I guess some would say that Michele Bachmann is an Iowan. No?
All politicians are Iowan’s.
Prince Phillip is the GRANDfather of William and Harry. Not their father. Dad is Prince Charles. [And yes, he spoke to a few too many plants.]