Skip to comments.OPEN LETTER TO BILL O'REILLY
Posted on 11/15/2008 6:51:17 AM PST by Gargantua
In your recent Townhall piece you posit that there are Republicans who feel that
Governor Palin is too unqualified to lead, so it's better for them if they maginalize
her now so they won't have to deal with her again in 2012.
You couldn't be more wrong.
Her assailants, from the Right and the Left (and the media..., ahem) have seen
what she has done in Alaska as Governor. Huge Oil Company lobbies shut down.
Oil revenues going into the hands of the voters. Powerful, entrenched "old boy network"
mavens gone, castrated, or in jail... Democrats and Republicans.
Palin's attackers have no misgivings about her ability to lead. They see what she's done
in just two years in the Great White North, and they are justifiably terrified. They watch her
draw 30,000 screaming rally-goers in the same city where Biden drew 400, and their
For one as astute as you to imply that their concern, for good or ill, is over her
qualifications or ability to lead... ...really only speaks to your own candor and integrity. You can fool
some of us some of the time, but you don't fool me with your subtle innuendo. And as for
Palin's public detractors; their redeeming speck is that they at least don't masquerade as a
spin-free impartial observer who is "looking out for me."
Standing in for your conscience
while it's on vacation,
(Name redacted for FR)
o’pinhead has nothing of any value to scream; ignore him and he can do no harm!
After all, he’s only an announcer, and not a very good one at that....
I agree completely.
Many times Bill IS right. In fact, maybe even most of the time.
But not always... and when he is wrong he seems to be completely incapable of accepting that. Even when some of his other Fox hosts call him (like Greta or Megan Kelly).
He doesn’t like Palin because she didn’t appear on his show. Plain and simple. Never mind the fact that McCain wouldn’t let her.
DITTO, DITTO, DITTO!!!! Love it - please tell me you actually sent this to the blowhard.
Is it 2012 yet?
What will President Palin be doing today?
The first time I heard BO come down on Palin, that was it. I knew he was pandering to someone for something — maybe to Murdoch for a bigger paycheck, maybe for ratings, who knows? But I don’t care. I sent protest emails to FOX about it. Frankly, I don’t care what he is after.
If he does not care for Palin, he should just STFU about her. She did more for the Repub ticket, to revitalize a near-dead conservative base than McCain did, let alone what the entire FOX staff could do.
I put little credibility into him anymore. He has an agenda.
I don’t watch or listen to him. He’s not a conservative.
OhReally is a fiscal conservative and a social lib who wouldn’t like her on political terms. Don’t forget Reagan and Bush were both foreign lightweights to the Establishment and they excelled in both. She is an outsider and the NY corridor hates that.
Pray for W, Palin and Our Troops
I think that might be the first time I’ve heard the phrase “subtle innuendo” attached to The Great Bloviator.
And Obama has done what? What has that nasty little do-nothing ever done? Nothing! Obama can't hold a candle to Sarah Palin’s achievements!
Sarah Palin is a very intelligent woman who is making America energy independent and Obama is a complete MORON who is going to strangle the USA into serfdom to the terrorist nations who produce energy.
Well, he said on the Stephen Colbert show the other night that he liked and respected Barack Obama and thought he ran the best political campaign of his lifetime. I watch him sometimes because it is like watching a snake, for me.....I am frightened but fascinated. With him, it is more of bewilderment for me. He is such a mealymouthed pompous ‘arse’ of a man.
Let me know when you find a pure one that meets your standards. I’m sure he or she will be swept into power on a tide that never turns. In the meantime, give it a rest for a few minutes. Take a breath and stop whining.
He is such a mealymouthed pompous arse of a man.
I saw the clip of the same show — I was struck by his comments about Obama — why does he not just hand pictures of our new Commander-in-Retreat all over his show banner? I bet it makes Hannity’s stomach turn.
I’ve been boycotting BOR since he blasted Kristinn and FR as purveyors of ‘hate speech’. >:-(
The other night my DH was watching and I was nursing one of my babies (so essentially trapped in my chair for awhile) and he flipped to FOX. BOR and Carl Cameron were going to town BLASTING Governor Palin with UNSUBSTANTIATED GOSSIP FROM UNNAMED SOURCES, and having a field day!!! Reporting it as if it were fact—I was so disgusted I picked up the boppy nursing pillow and the baby and went to the bedroom. >:-(
O’Reilly is a big mouthed idiot.
Libs and RINOs hate Sarah and fear her for precisely the reasons you cited.
They saw her impact in Alaska and know full well what she is capable of. They loathe her ability to connect with common Americans all over the country.
That appeal was evident not only in the large numbers who came out to see her, but in the excitement generated at those rallies.
She accomplished more in a few short weeks in that regard on the national stage than other politicians have in a life time...and so they want to do whatever they can to marginalize and stop her and keep her from bringing that to DC.
But they shall completely fail in their attempts to destroy her because this is EXACTLY what most Americans want to see happen in DC and many will find out soon enough how they have been bamboozled by Obama in that regard.
The more these people seek to down play her and besmirch her with these underhanded, cowardly attacks, the more the conservative base and common Americans will rally to her.
For our part, we must do what we can to stand in the breach and write our GOP senators and urge them to stand.
At the same time standing up in any way we can ourselves over these next four years until we can turn this OBAMANATION out.
Ted O'Baxter lost his remaining credibility when he LIED about FReerepublic, and "hid under his desk" when called out on it.
He allowed Sarah Palin to be trashed on his show by an idiot Obamamaniac reporter who used "unnamed sources" and did not challenge the allegations. So much for "No Spin".
He has no problem sending his producers to follow and harrass others to obtain a soundbite for his show, but HE doesn't answer for ANYTHING.
He doesn't admit to being wrong about the "big oil companies", or Sarah Palin, or FreeRepublic. He doesn't seem to want to talk about his own history of sexual harrassment and perversions. BUT, he will put YOUR dirty laundry, real or invented, on the air in a NEW YORK MINUTE!
Ted O'Baxter may be right every now and then about stuff that does not matter much, but when he is wrong he is wrong about the stuff that counts.
Objectivity in the media is dead.
We need to pass the word to boycott his book and his products. Boycotting his show doesn’t seem to work because conservatives aren’t his audience by large but his books probably sell better to conservatives and moderates than liberals...so, ban his books....hurt his pocketbook...don’t buy his pinhead stuff....he has a lot of nerve calling anyone a pinhead....
That is the main reason to support her.
O’Blowhard is an Idiot... plain and simple.
He is just on an endless hissy fit because Gov Palin hasn’t gone on ‘The Factor.’ She’s been on multiple times with Sean and Greta, so Bill feels left out.
He became nice about Obama for the mere fact he went on O’Reilly’s show .. doesn’t seem to take much to win or lose his favor. Has nothing to do with qualifications or how well someone will govern, only whether or not s/he appeared on ‘The Factor.”
O’Reilly ~ O’Bama.
They’re all alike.
You're right about that! I remember BO saying that Kerry would have won if he had been on the show.
I'm guessing that he thinks Obama won just because he appeared on The Factor.
Semper Pinhead indeed. LMAO
Couldn’t agree with you more!
Like any mere mortal man, BOR can be right & can be wrong. It’s the latter he has trouble accepting. Actually, he has trouble accepting he is a mere mortal man, imo.
His bruised ego (Palin not going on his show) is so obvious. Poor little thing./s
O'Reilly may be pissed that she wouldn't come on his show, but that's no reason to march in lock-step with those whom he claims to oppose. He's a lying gassbag who's looking out for himself, period.
O’Reilly is correct.
There are people within the Republican party who want the Republican party to collapse. These people see Sarah as a threat because she will restore the party they have so desperately seek to destroy.
For instance, the leadership of the NC GOP has sought to destroy Republican candidates for more than ten years. Sadly, old guard Republicans have been too stupid to see it (No way a Republican would try to harm another, especially one who looks like a nice old granny!).
So ask yourself ‘why would someone seek to destroy the party from within?’
Obviously, it is an age old tactic that requires little more than dedication to a cause, persistence and a decent ability to act. “Moles” are everywhere, in every major group and this technique of “warfare” is not going anywhere.
To "firstname.lastname@example.org" 20 minutes ago. :-)
President Reagan had to go through two primary cycles before he was nominated as the representative of the Republican Party.
Should Gov Palin not maybe at least go through the process?
O’Reilly will support Obama as long as he remains popular. As soon as the public turns against him so will O’Reilly.
Bingo ! You nailed ol’ Bilious right where it counts !
Yep...Bill has a little larger than life ego...
Absolutely. He's way too smart to believe that the Palin-haters in power are worried about her ability to lead. They are shaking in their lederhosen about the thought of her cleaning up the little plastic cesspool they play in in what they think of as their back yard.
Too bad. It's our yard, and we want 'em OUT! So does Sarah.
I think he is not questioning whether Sarah knows anything about Africa, but rather, whether McCain is LETTING Sarah sink for some inexplicable reason.
I, too, want to know why the entire McCain family let this happen.
Actually, his loudmouth bluster is the distraction, designed to focus your attention so that you tend to miss the subtle twisting of the truth hidden in his verbal shi*storm.
Like the shell game operator who draws your attention with a grand flourish of the right hand, while his left hand steals your wallet.
Who’s Bill Oriely?
O’Reilly is too dumb to bother with on his best days. I haven’t turned his show on in years. I can just about hear him telling folks things like, “Well, if the Consitution (or the Bible) doesn’t say x,y,z, it SHOULD”. Expensive suits wrapped around the brain, soul and character of a gnat.
O'Reilly continues: As for McCain, my colleague Juan Williams believes he just didn't care enough to step up and defend his running mate. He lost, he's resigned, that's that. It's impossible to read anyone's mind, but McCain demonstrated the same lack of urgency in dealing with the Palin-bashers that he did throughout the campaign: There's an economic crisis in this country. Did you get the feeling McCain understood that?
He winds up the column by coming to Sarah's defense: It's impossible to ascertain exactly why Palin continues to get hammered, but fair-minded Americans surely know that it is unnecessary and mean-spirited. This time, enough really is enough.
I wonder if everyone else on this thread bothered to even read the column?
What in this column is supportive of Obama? He is supportive of Sarah here and bashing some Republican insiders.
I knew you lurked here, O'reilly, I just wasn't sure if you actually posted. Thanks for clearing that up, Billy. You Bold, Fresh Piece Of Sh!t.
What comment in his column is unsupportive of Sarah?
Just stop watching BOR and Smith you will feel better.