Skip to comments.CBS shocker: Palin e-mails show her “angling” for VP slot (Search for the Big Deal Continues)
Posted on 06/11/2011 7:07:36 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Wow! Who has ever heard of a politician “angling” for a spot on the national presidential ticket? CBS blows the lid off of Sarah Palin’s outrageously outrageous ambition in their exposé, published to their “breaking news” feed:
Much of the country was taken by surprise when Sarah Palin became the Republican vice presidential candidate in August 2008, but newly-released e-mails make it clear that the little-known Alaska governor was angling for the slot months before Sen. John McCain asked her to join him on the GOP ticket.
Earlier that summer, Palin and her staff began pushing to find a larger audience for the governor, wedging her into national conversations and nudging the McCain campaign to notice her.
Palin and her staff talked excitedly on June 19 about plans to repeal Alaska’s fuel tax. Ivy Frye, a longtime Palin aide and friend, said she would send details to McCain staffers when they became available.
“They’re going to love it!” Frye wrote. “More vp talk is never a bad thing, whether you’re considering vp or not. I still say President Palin sounds better tho…”
Yes, well, Lord knows that little-known politicians never do anything to promote their national visibility. But this is just the first of a series of gasp-producing revelations by CBS, among which are:
If I got a stupid question like the one about dinosaurs, I’d complain about idiotic press coverage, too, and pray for strength for my jaw muscles to remain strong to keep my mouth shut. In fact, this entire exercise feels just like the pressing public-concern question about dinosaurs. Did CBS feel the need to publish non-news to excuse the expense of sending reporters to Juneau to get their peek at Palin’s inbox?
Years ago, I was a fan of the comic strip Bloom County, one of the best satirical looks at politics and culture in that art form. One of the characters, Milo, often acted as a muckraking journalist, and in one strip he decided to play a record from a local heavy-metal band (“Deathtöngue”) backwards to get to the subliminal messages. As “Go to church!” and “Tithe! Tithe!” emanated from the speakers, Milo said, “I don’t have a story.”
Too bad the national media doesn’t have the sense that a comic-book character had 25 years ago.
I still say President Palin sounds better tho
So do I Ivy, so do I!
Ooh. My gosh. Or should I say “sheesh?” That’s horrible, just HORRIBLE.
It proves she may have had some...gasp...AMBITION.
Unlike Hillary and Obammie the Commie and all those other leftist tyrants who want to rule everyone.
This witch hunt may end up helping Palin in the end.
Gee, I would love to see Bloom County’s take on the
current state of political affairs. You Betch’a.
This article makes no sense. A few months before August 2008, Sarah Palin had just given birth to Trig. How much time was she spending “angling” for a spot on the ticket. I can’t imagine that she was even thinking that far ahead in May/June 2008.
Idiots can't get their stores straight.
I remember when the news was something people could listen to and believe in. Now it is nothing more than a pack of lying wolves looking to destroy innocent people because they have differing opinions. I wouldn’t ask these socialist idiots for the time.
“Disenchanted with the GOP” didn’t exactly damage her, so now they’re “angling” to make her sound enchanted with the GOP. They’re very simple-minded actually, quite reflexive.
This is so blatantly sexist.
True, but so is throwing up...
I hope the slack jawed fools had to pay a couple hundred thousand dollars to get the e-mails ... and then to find nothing!
I wonder how many emails are out there with Barry “angling” for the presidency so he can begin the destruction of the U.S. and turn it into a third world Socialist sewer. SeeBS might want to go after them sometime.
A very apt comparison.
This is a courageous woman - which is especially obvious since we now know that she’s been getting death threats since 2008.
The media are like the audience at the Christians being eaten by the lions spectacles. For this they went to journalism school? They could have saved a ton of money and just joined a street gang.
I’m sure shipping a planeload off to Juneau on per diem wasn’t cheap.
John F’in Kerry has been angling to be President since the day he was hatched, Now that’s an offense?
WTH is wrong with these idiots?
This Palin email obsession will backfire on the MSN. It will be harder and harder for the LA Times and others to claim there’s no news value in things like college admission records and transcripts, or to justify suppressing video of presidents candidates toasting terrorists.
Kronkite’s word was practically taken as the gospel truth, and knowing what we now know, that’s especially galling. But Chris Matthews is a ridiculous circus sideshow, just slightly more presentable than Keith Olbermann. He’s a sort of political court jester for the Democrat Party. More insidious are those who purport objectivity such as a nameless few on FOX.
Why is that dream wrong for some? Gov Sarah is living that dream. She has a perfect family. She is proof that success can be achieved without corruption.
She is ambitious.
She cares about her public image.
She doesn't like the press a whole lot.
Oh, the horror! Appoint a special prosecutor now!
I’ll always believe Huckabee was running for vp and was shocked that McCain didn’t pick him.
"Biden Camp Pressed Hard For a Slot on the Ticket"
From the Wall Street Journal here:
So far I dont see anything in the emails that hurts Palin. Much to do about nothing.
Plus, while they're establishing the legitimacy of looking into those kind of issues with THEIR guys, they've innoculated Palin against it. They shot their wad and what's left to "dig up" now? "Breaking!! Palin family fridge has apricot jam but no strawberry! No strawberry!!! The huge manatee!"
BREAKING FIRST PALIN E-MAIL RELEASED TO PUBLIC
To: President Obama
Gotta question for you .Can you look out a East Room window and tell me if I will see the Potomac from my House?
Thanks for checking.