Skip to comments.Sarah Palinís big flame-out
Posted on 07/12/2014 2:33:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
How could someone filled with such promise plunge so far, so fast? How does one go from national icon to national laughingstock?
Thats exactly what has happened to Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee.
Once arguably the GOPs most charismatic celebrity, Palin is now better known for thriving in this role of right wing shock jock as Nicolle Wallace, a former senior adviser for the John McCain-Palin campaign, now puts it.
Its a far cry from Sept. 3, 2008, when Palin, then the largely unknown Alaska governor, confidently strode onto the stage at the Republican National Convention as McCains running mate and introduced herself to the world. It was a breakthrough moment supporters saw in her a political outsider, a feisty advocate for conservative values, and a hockey mom with five children (including one son on his way to fight in Iraq and another born with Down syndrome).
On the campaign trail, Palin electrified voters portraying herself up as governor who stood up to special interests, lobbyists, big oil companies and the good-ol boys network. And to the delight of the partys base voters, she painted then-Democratic nominee Barack Obama, as an out-of-touch elitist who had nothing to offer but empty promises....
(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.com ...
In 1999, she moved to Florida to serve as Governor Jeb Bushs press secretary and then became the Communications Director for the Florida State Technology Office in 2000. Wallace worked on the 2000 Florida election recount.
Wallace is a political commentator regularly featured on television news programs.
In February 2013, Wallace publicly supported legal recognition for same-sex marriage in an amicus brief submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court.
White House novel series
She is the author of the 2010 novel Eighteen Acres (a reference to the 18 acres on which the White House complex sits), a fictional narrative about three powerful women at the top of their careers the first female U.S. President, her chief of staff and a White House correspondent. Wallace said, Its my best attempt at a story that I hope people will pick up and read and enjoy and maybe feel like theyre getting to see what its really like in the White House in this entirely fictional story.
Eighteen Acres received praise from several sources and across the political spectrum. The Washington Post book reviewer wrote: "To say that Nicolle Wallace's 'Eighteen Acres' is one of the best novels I've read about life in the White House may be faint praise -- there haven't been many good ones -- but her book is both an enjoyable read and a serious look at what high-level political pressures do to people." USA Today said "Nicolle Wallace actually knows what she's talking about" and The New York Times called the book "an engaging, easy read." TV personalities such as George Stephanopoulos, Rachel Maddow, John King, and Andrea Mitchell also praised Eighteen Acres.
In September 2011, Wallace published the sequel to Eighteen Acres, It's Classified, about a fictional presidential campaign troubled by a mentally-ill vice presidential candidate. Wallace said the premise was inspired by her experience as a Senior Adviser to the McCain/Palin campaign.
I’m not laughing. Except at Wallace
And their still writing about Palin. Laughingstock? From folks on the left maybe. But they don’t count, they have a brain disease called liberalism.
So when was Sarah high on Nichole’s list? Before she was nominated for VEEP, riiight.
Oh, yeah, there’s a poll to FReep there, too.
Team Romney uses Nicole Wallace as surrogate to
attack Gov. Palin.
Like, Mississippi, Like ObamaCARE,
Like all protections of Obama,
Romney, BAIN and Soros are behind it.
Sarah “stands alone” for now in the political world but not for long. As we have and will stand with her as she stands with us. The Calvary is being called, who’s on board?
Gee MSNBC, if Sarah Palin is so irrelevant, why are you wasting your time talking about her..gee libs show us everyday who they are terrified of..and LOL Nicole Wallace..that chick is a LOSER
Like Charlie Brown with the football, the establishment class never learns.
Read the book. It’s really, really, bad. I mean BAD!
What a surprise, MSLSD or as Rush likes to call it “PMSNBC”. Yes, Sarah is a “National laughing stock” as if their God Obama is a pillar of respect.
They are so terrified of Palin
Absolutely correct. Both sides (repub and democ) fear Sarah because they know Sarah's Army are the Silent that vote, obey the law, and see their lives, their children's lives and their grandchildren's lives being threatened and harmed by both sides. Both sides are arming themselves because they know a fight is coming. Both sides are interested only in holding onto power for themselves and their families. Sarah's Army sees this and has been organizing quietly. Scares both side when Sarah walks amongst her Army.
Yet they are still talking about her.
BFL to Freep that poll!
Sounds like an MSNBC wet dream. It doesn't surprise me it was written by a GOP operative.
So Aliyah, remind again me who’s controlling this particular narrative right now?
What state were you governor of, Aliyah? Which major political party made you their vice presidential candidate? Which countries have invited you to speak to their movers & shakers? Which world leaders have you met with? Which state energy commission did you chair? How many political miscreants have you sent to prison? How do you poll for the 2016 nomination?
Really, I can’t even read this, but really - coming from the people who did their utmost to destroy her?
It counts for a victory for Palin and a loss for them that she didn’t jump off some bridge in Alaska after the way she and her CHILDREN were treated.
Now, she has gobs of money and retains her many dedicated fans.
If she took part in the formation of a serious 3rd party I would at least seriously consider joining it.
This writer can just.....well, I try and eschew bad language here, and I’ve been a little lax on that lately, so fill in the blank the way you think best.
Thank you for pointing that out. I went and I voted, but I was in the 8% group, that admires her.
That was Det. Bobby Goren's arch-enemy on "Law and Order: Criminal Intent."
Bobby never caught her. His mentor murdered her as a gift to Bobby. (It's a long story.)
How does a "laughing stock" continue to live rent free in the minds of the libtards?
I am even more sure that I will vote for Sarah now.
Dear Mrs. Palin, you are clearly over target, judging by the flak.
Is this like 7 years old?
Sounds like the GOP establishment fears Palin more than they fear Hillary. I would also go so far as saying, Palin is all that Hillary needs to go against her that will giver her the shakes. Rice/Palin together would make Hillary go totally ballistic. Fear not, the GOP will screw the 2016 election again with the same ole, same ole type of choice. No one in DC wants anyone who will go in and kill their golden goose.
Maybe the politicians and the media are scared because we are fast becoming rebellious teenagers? GO FOR THE JUGULAR, SARAH!
precisely... and as far as the MSM is concerned, she has always been their laughingstock... she is relevant, and more so than head-case John McCain
you know, i wonder why they don't write such pieces on Al Gore or John Edwards... both of those once "prominent" politicians have devolved into irrelevancy... and true laughingstock status...
You’d think so, wouldn’t you. Nope, it was written today. BTW, I’m still trying to find Aliyah’s maiden name. She married Ben Frumin in 2012. I think that would be interesting to know, nicht wahr?
The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"Im told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palins people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romneys former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.
"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off .hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."
"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the Diva leak was Nicolle Wallaces husband."
Mitt Romney Sends Leftover Pizza to Obama Chicago HQ
After spending the day in Chicago fundraising, Mitt Romney
sat down with small business owners at Gino's East,
a pizza joint famous for their deep-dish pizza.
In fact, Romney himself tweeted a photo of a
delivery boy heading out with the loot, writing,
"Great deep dish at @ginoseast.
Sending the extra slices to @barackobama and his Chicago HQ team."
Palin as a has-been. Joins Rush Limbaugh.
Yet another article on how “irrelevant” or “unthreatening” or “laughable” Sarah Palin is. For someone so ostensibly marginal, she sure seems to keep the Left’s interest.
I personally, know several people that has known Sarah from when she was a little girl..
All say she was special, honest, very smart, hard working, and spiritual all her life..
and so is the rest of her family and Todds(husband) family as well..
If someone does not like Sarah.. “mark them”... some thing is WRONG with them..
I can’t think of anyone who has posted more anti-Palin propaganda here than you. I am flabbergasted you’re still around
I am sure that I'll hear a lot more about Sarah, though.
“How does one go from a national icon (as opposed to a local icon?) to a national laughingstock?”
Propaganda technique 121, called Affirming the Antecedent.
The biggest flame out in the World right now is the flaming fag in the WH.
Our enemies laugh at him and are friends despise him.
We need to build some more out houses...
Well now the landing page for the Lean Forward network is hailing HealthCare.gov as the "website [which] might just save your life." The teaser headline links to msnbc.com staffer Aliyah Frumin's gauzy treatment of President Obama's latest speech plugging his troubled health care overhaul
Ben Frumin - husband
editor-in-chief of TheWeek.com. Previously, senior editor at Talking Points Memo. In 2009 and 2010, the adjunct faculty at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
studied psychology and political science as an undergraduate at UC Berkeley
1) How did we end up with so many people that hate America and freedom?
2) How did all the haters of America and freedom get the "loud-mouth" advantage of the media bull-horns and microphones?
(Maybe the answer to the second question is the "silent majority", those that love America and freedom, are busy living it not sniveling, bitching, and moaning about it.)
Was that actually aimed at me?
I’ll bet Eric Cantor isn’t laughing.
That poll needs some serious FReeping.
They shot themselves in the foot by providing two derogatory answers and only one favorable on.
Wallace is the laughing stock..she wanted Mitt Romney to win so badly and what happened..the loser LOST..they refused to invite Sarah to the RNC convention..and they still lost..Obama could have lost easily in 2012 had we had a viable candidate..but hey let’s run Romney in 2016 again maybe this time he can win an extra state
Sarah’s so irrelevant that they can’t stop writing about her.
These creeps on the left from the Party Of Death love to write obituaries. They’ve been writing Limbaugh’s obituary every year for the past 20 years. LOL! Clowns!
Yes, sorry latina
I just voted.
Palin has 9%. The thing is, I believe it is the very first time I have actually visited the site.
And still living rent free in your pea brain mind........LOL!