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Abuse plays into Palinís hands
The Financial Times ^ | September 30, 2008 | Edward Luce

Posted on 09/30/2008 2:15:50 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

...In Ms Palin’s favour tomorrow night is a tendency to be underestimated. In 2006 she went through a gruelling 12 televised debates with her opponents in the Alaskan gubernatorial race. Then, as now, she was written off as a neophyte who was out of her depth. Although she made several gaffes, voters were prepared to overlook them because they identified with her personality.

Ms Palin can also continue to draw on a sympathy factor from voters who dislike the often unsupported and sometimes vicious torrent of abuse from the liberal blogsphere about her life.

Likewise, after a brief furore the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation last week ditched an online columnist, Heather Mallick, who wrote about the “hillbillies” supporting Ms Palin and described her as having the “toned-down version of the porn actress look . . . the overtreated hair, puffy lips and permanently alarmed expression”.

Such comments play straight into Ms Palin’s hands. Meanwhile, Alaska’s most famous moose hunter has been expertly talking up her opponent and lowering her own expectations in advance of tomorrow’s encounter.

“I have to admit Joe Biden’s a great debater, and he looks pretty doggone confident, like he’s sure he’s going to win,” she told a rally on Monday.

(Excerpt) Read more at ft.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: palin
Let's be clear right now - no matter what, the MSM will declare Biden the winner of the debate.

My hope is that they get rabid anti Palin about it because that will create a blowback of support for her.

Tomorrow I am sending emails out to the MSM demanding that they don't go soft on Palin.

1 posted on 09/30/2008 2:15:50 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper
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2 posted on 09/30/2008 2:19:36 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Sarah Palin 08 12 16 20)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
The scowl on Couric's face in that "interview" told me everything I needed to know about how the perky one felt towards Palin. Imagine the smile on her face if she interviewed the B.O.!

Also, the NYSlimes editorial and "story" written on the B.O. - McCain "debate" both looked like they were written before the debate even took place!

3 posted on 09/30/2008 2:22:13 PM PDT by jeffc (They're coming to take me away! Ha-ha, he-he, ho-ho!)
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To: jeffc

Katie Vitriolic (if looks could kill) Couric


4 posted on 09/30/2008 2:26:29 PM PDT by shineon
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To: Berlin_Freeper

She could practically bounce around like Woody woodpecker going wooo hooo and I’d still love her.


5 posted on 09/30/2008 2:27:19 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Ft. Lauderdale Florida)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Gov. Palin gets it! The lame stream media can’t hide or destroy that no matter how hard they try. And like old Abe said ,”you cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong”.


6 posted on 09/30/2008 2:28:13 PM PDT by devistate one four (H I V Homophobia Is Vindicated)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
In the last debate during her run for Gov. of Alaska Palin and her opponents were asked if they would hire their opponents for a state job.

Her opponents, Knowles and Halcro, offered jokes. When it was Palin's turn, she pounced.

Smiling at Halcro, who recited reams of statistics by rote, Palin observed that the businessman "would make the most awesome statistician the state could ever look for."

Palin pivoted to Knowles, who had started his political career as an Anchorage restaurateur. "Do they need a chef down in Juneau?" Palin asked, smiling as she turned the verbal knife. "I know Mr. Knowles is really good at that."

7 posted on 09/30/2008 2:46:33 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Is it me or does her skirt have stains on it?


8 posted on 09/30/2008 2:49:36 PM PDT by B4Ranch (I'd rather have a VP that can gut a Moose, than a President that wants to gut our Second Amendment!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I think in this case, the MSM doesn't matter.
The viewers/voters will be seeing her directly, with no middle man involved.
And I think most viewers go on about their business after the debates. Only us political junkies watch the spin shows after the debates.
She'll do just fine.
9 posted on 09/30/2008 2:54:49 PM PDT by frankenMonkey (101st Airborne Army Dad)
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To: B4Ranch

I told her to get that dry cleaned when we were done.


10 posted on 09/30/2008 3:11:37 PM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, spaying and neutering the animals on the angry left)
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’ I told her to get that dry cleaned when we were done. ‘

once upon a time a man in america would never have said something like this in polite company...in the garage with his buddies sure.

it isn’t so much the devaluation of the american dollar that concerns me so much as the devaluation of the american man. sad times.


11 posted on 09/30/2008 3:29:40 PM PDT by malamute
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To: malamute

We were baking a cake. What a filthy mind you have!!!


12 posted on 09/30/2008 3:39:10 PM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, spaying and neutering the animals on the angry left)
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To: Abbeville Conservative

You wish. LOL


13 posted on 09/30/2008 3:55:21 PM PDT by B4Ranch (I'd rather have a VP that can gut a Moose, than a President that wants to gut our Second Amendment!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
< Gasp! > Look at that right HAND!

She's a NAZI!

14 posted on 09/30/2008 4:17:11 PM PDT by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Maybe the MSM is helping Palin by badmouthing her. People with any sense can see through the bias and understand what is going on. Hate and resentment has a dirty smell.


15 posted on 09/30/2008 4:49:01 PM PDT by FreedBird (t)
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To: Mad Dawg
< Gasp! > Look at that right HAND! She's a NAZI!

Wrong posture. That's how you raise a hand in class, not how you raise your hand in a NAZI rally.

16 posted on 09/30/2008 6:10:14 PM PDT by sionnsar (Obama?Bye-den!|Iran Azadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY)| This tagline space for rent)
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To: sionnsar

Okay. She’s a crypto, classist Nazi.


17 posted on 09/30/2008 6:19:15 PM PDT by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: Red_Devil 232
LOL!

Thank you for the post.

We need to preserve these early stories about Palin before she became famous on the world stage.

18 posted on 09/30/2008 11:13:05 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Sarah Palin 08 12 16 20)
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To: B4Ranch
"Is it me or does her skirt have stains on it?"

Wipe your monitor clean and cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough.

19 posted on 09/30/2008 11:16:12 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Sarah Palin 08 12 16 20)
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To: malamute

Right on.


20 posted on 09/30/2008 11:17:58 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Sarah Palin 08 12 16 20)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

those are some great shoes! wonder if they are her trademark naughty monkeys?


21 posted on 09/30/2008 11:18:11 PM PDT by tioga (Beware Obama and his "truth squad" are out there looking for YOU.)
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