Skip to comments.Palin: Already Almost Forgotten (Double bag alert)
Posted on 10/06/2011 8:46:17 AM PDT by Qbert
- I will continue driving the discussion for freedom and free markets
- From Sarah Palins statement announcing her decision not to run for president.
Um, probably not. Sarah Palins political voice had dwindled well before she announced her decision not to run. Now it will sink altogether into inaudibility. She will be no kind of force in future national discussions. She will have no sway over party debates. She will retain some starpower for a little while longer. She may for another cycle or two be able to help certain candidates for certain political offices raise some money. Even that will fade within two more years or four. Her political career was brief, bizarre, and sordid. But now at least it is definitively finished.
Palin will never become a party elder stateswoman. Over the past three years, it became apparent to all but a handful of cultists that her only interests were money and celebrity. She had no concept of public service, and no capacity to serve even if she had wished to do so. Soon even those last cultists will quietly abandon the argument. We talk often these days about makers and takers. Sarah Palin was the ultimate taker. She abandoned her post as governor of Alaska to cash in on lectures and TV. She squeezed her supporters for political donations and spent the money on herself. To adapt an old phrase, she seen her opportunities and she took em.
In the end, she exploited, abused, or embarrassed almost everyone who had believed in her. Most embarrassing of all: she was never even a very good con artist. Everything that was false and petty and unqualified in her was visible within the first minutes of encountering her. The people she fooled were people who passionately wished to be fooled. To that extent, what was important in her story was not the faults and failings of Sarah Palin. There have always been grifters in politics. What was important in her story was the revelation of conservatisms lack of antibodies against somebody with the faults and failings of Sarah Palin. Thats the story that should trouble us still.
So says the disgraced Pseudocon on a blog that almost nobody reads...
Palin can influence more people in 5 minutes with a face book post then Frum can no matter how many years he writes for the Junk Media.
gawd what a tough crowd.
Whose’s endorsement does Frum think will matter most in the GOP Primary? His or Sarah Palin’s?
Hysterical, coming from someone who's long been forgotten and irrelevant.
Frum, hate to break it to you (not) ... Governor Palin will determine the GOP candidate by whomever she endorses.
Their hate is palpable.
Frum rhymes with scum.
Frum is not even a RINO, he’s a liberal.
“At least her name is in the minds of more people than is yours, Frum. Perhaps there is a bit of jealousy there, eh Frum?”
I haven’t counted Palin out. I won’t be surprised if all of a sudden she is running for Senator. And if Cain gets elected, I can see her as an appointee. If she had a law degree I’d make her Attorney General and watch the rats run.
It's my turn next John, right?
A few thoughts...
1. Game off.
2. I guess our Sarahs eluctable after all
3. Something about Sun Tzu
4. Is our Sarah still living in their heads rent free 24/7 driving them crazy while she does it her way, or are they chrarging her rent while she does not drive them crazy and does not do it her way?
5. Is our Sarah still playing pan-dimensional chess while all others are playing checkers and soiling their diapers at the thought of her running?
6. Did I mention Sun Tzu?
“Palin: Already Almost Forgotten (Double bag alert)”
“First time I have ever seen “Palin” and “double bag” in the same sentence.
This could have been written by some Freepers...not much difference from some of the responses I see on this forum.
I’m somewhat agreeable to Frum’s position.
We should put Gov. Palin aside ^^as a POTUS Candidate^^ but, reality says we need to listen to her public statements regarding support, debate analysis, etc.
Let’s see who she decides to “get behind” (that one is for you Laz!). She has indicated that her role includes (for lack of a better term) “king maker”.
Let’s see what develops.
Frum is an idiot who belongs in the Democratic party..
But I agree with one part of what he said... she took her supporters all the way into October and then just dropped it like our support didn’t matter.
Sad thing is, Frum is neither man enough nor conservative enough to admit he’s wrong when Palin starts influencing outcomes of elections again.
And if Palin’s political voice dwindles another 50 or 60 per cent or so, she’ll be like, on par with the likes of David Frum!