Skip to comments.Noonan: Mischievous Media Wants to Make Palin Face of GOP
Posted on 11/26/2008 6:54:02 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
Why does Sarah Palin continue to receive so much media coverage? Peggy Noonan has a theory. The Wall Street Journal columnist believes the MSM is up to what she considers "mischief": attempting to make Sarah Palin the face of the Republican party.
Noonan propounded her premise during an appearance today on Morning Joe.
View video here.
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People like you are what is wrong with the Republican party. Classless, gutless and spineless.
sounds like socialism to me.
Wait until the left airs Jindal’s exorcism tape.
Those Republican friends of yours need to look at Palin’s record as mayor and governor. Her pro-life stance is personal, in her own words, and she has never, in 8 years as a mayor or 2 years as governor, pushed a socially conservative agenda.
“Wait until the left airs Jindals exorcism tape.”
Palin had something similar with someone from haiti.
I’m far from being a member of the Republican faithful, but I like Sarah Palin. She’s not a lawyer, she doesn’t come out of the DC cesspool, she has exhibited great inner strength, and courage, she not only talks the talk, but walks the walk on her convictions. Is she brilliant? No, but then again, I have seen much brilliance in either party in all the years I’ve been paying attention to them. Is she polished, smooth, and slick? No, and maybe that is another quality that I find attractive. I don’t agree with some of her beliefs, but she at least has core beliefs, and sticks by them, whereas most politicians wet their finger, and holds it in the air, then decides what their beliefs are. Does she have a vast sum of accumulated knowledge about all the issues facing the nation? No, but then again, neither has a lot of those who have been elected, including obama. Give her 4 years to read, listen, observe, study, and think, and she’ll be ready for politics on the national stage. For those who belittle her accomplishments, just remember, she rose from a town council person, to mayor, to the governor of her state, and she did it all on her own, thanks to her inner strength and courage. She was not from a wealthy family who could buy her an election to any of these things, and she did not ride her husbands coattails like Hillary did, again, she did it on her own. Perhaps those who get so much pleasure out of attacking her should stack their own accomplisments against hers before they post their often times vile comments. Maybe those in the media who attack her should compare the “couage” they display from the safety of a terminal in a cube farm on the media plantation, and it is they who will come out lacking.
It is time for a revolution within the Republican Party.
You are so in for it. The Palindrones can’t stand to hear or read even the slightest criticism of their demigod. This might go on for pages now.
Yes, it’s ALWAYS ‘Sarah Palin’, NEVER ‘Governor Palin’. Letterman & Leno do it, Oprah, SNL,Most in the media. It’s very deliberate, and designed to take away credibility.
“Nothing to see here, move along”
Ya got that right, Vichy!
From A Proud Palindrone.
No, Peggy, the mischief is in giving you and Kathleen Whatsherface a soap box to criticize Sarah Palin.
I'm perfectly serious about this. It is a blatant attempt to dictate the boundaries of their political opposition, with the result, if successful, that anyone outside that little circle of approval may safely be dismissed as some sort of extremist without the MSM being forced seriously to consider his or her views. It is an attempt to control the norm.
This sort of thing very rarely succeeds in the face of a large enough popular movement a la Ronald Reagan but it can be successful in nipping such a movement in the bud before it becomes unstoppable. That is precisely what is going on here. Noonan is, wittingly or otherwise, a part of it. It is her face that is acceptable to the liberals in the MSM as representative of the GOP because they know they own her. For whatever her strengths or liabilities, they do not own Sarah Palin. That's why they're nervous, and for very good reason.
...and if this is the case, it will insure a second term for Obama!
>> Peggy Noonan has a theory.
Palin’s got a theory too.
RE “Those Republican friends of yours need to look at Palins record ...”
Voters are not changing what they look at to conform with any of our wishes. Elected/running Republicans need to learn to sell ideas, and in many cases they need sellable ideas.
Palin is hard to judge fairly because she was second on a ticket where the top McCain was crappy, and he needed a boost from her. She still had to conform with his crappy campaign strategy and handlers, a campaign strategy that changed every few weeks. All while the media thought it critical to bring her down, she did challenge them to do so in her kickoff speech.
Palin 2012 is just as ridiculous a proposition as Quayle 1996 would have been. My Democrat friends are salivating at an Obama v. Palin matchup. It would be the final nail in the GOP’s coffin. We need to throw the net far and wide to find a viable candidate, but we also need to nominate someone who has not become a national laughing stock. And if you don’t think that she has become a laughing stock then you surely don’t live where the bulk of the votes are. She may play to the base, but she can’t bring the votes necessary to win.
In the beginning of his rise the only people who loved him were the hard core base. And we loved him because of the one salient point that we knew in our deep heart....he was "true" to his principles....the one politician who you knew what his stand would be BEFORE HE SPOKE....and that is what we feel about SP.....sure she needs a little seasoning....BUT WE KNOW WHERE SHE STANDS BEFORE SHE SPEAKS.....she embodies our principles and our deep love for this country, just as RR did......A leader connects with his people in a mysterious way that is hard to explain....all I know is that RR connected with me then the same way that SP connects with me now.
God could drop a great blessing on your door step, and you would reject it because it is raining outside.
Just how blind are you ? Palin is not a national laughing stock. This is a team and Sarah is our best player. We owe her the nomination. We better be loyal to her, or we do not deserve any future success.
and I will make sure to do my part to undermine anyother candidate that gets in her way. and any other RINO candidate that gets the nomination.
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream--and not make dreams your master, If you can think--and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
HAPPY THANKSGIVING !
What issues are you in disagreement with Gov Palin? And can that "cult of Sarah" canard. Same thing was/is said about those admirers of Reagan.
Bleh on Peg. Hit her no hits.
Wow, that says it all. You're true colors there in black and white. Get out of the party, we don't need or want you or your ilk. This goes over and beyond support of the governor from Alaska and well into something sick and creepy. For your sake, I hope it's just an adolescent crush that you're just ill-equiped to deal with.
Oh utter BS! I cast my very first vote for Ronald Reagan. No one I knew was so out of touch that they were promising to undermine any candidate who dared challenge the anointed one, as sparky just did in the post you replied to.
We were behind Reagan because we thought he could lead us out of the hall of shame that Carter had led us into, and we were right, he did. We did not worship the man as some sort of demigod who's primary opponents were the physical manifestation of blaspheme against our one man religion. There is ZERO similarity between the Palin phenomenon and Reagan's ascendancy.
No, really, Brer Junnalis’! Doan’ thow us in dat briah patch!
And if Peg really thinks this is a bad thing...well, there’s clearly a reason the Reagan Administration paid her to do the speeches and other folks to do the deep political thinking.
The fact is — and I say this as a Palin fan and well-wisher, someone who looks forward with optimism towards her rise in the party — she was not as nimble in conversation as either McCain or Obama. The fact is, McCain was VERY good at coming up with direct responses to direct questions that were either base hits or home runs, and Obama was almost as good. As much as I liked Palin — and I do, and I did from the start — I found myself wincing when she tried to “field” a question. She’s got a long way to go before she’s ready for the big leagues but she’s got the time to get there.
By the way, when I praised McCain just now, I must temper that praise by saying that his ability to talk directly to the question at hand was crippled by his severe and debilitating case of BiPartisanshipism Uber Alles. This is what killed McCain. This is what made him an on-balance luke-lousy senator and this is what made him a disaster as a presidential candidate. But he could parry if he wanted to. As can Obama.
Palin, as yet, can’t.
The times now call for destruction of our enemies within the party first and , yes, to undermine anyone who gets in our way....in case you don't know your history, that's exactly what we did for RR when he was challenged by all the Rino's starting with GHWB.....and our friend from Ohio has the balls to take the fight to the RINO's.....( if you doubt me, look up Terry Dolan ).....so do us a favor and stay home by the fire while the real fighters engage the enemy within our own party.
You see, friend, you gave yourself away by saying that you voted AGAINST CARTER, rather than FOR REAGAN.....that's all I needed to know. You'll be with us aginst BO rather than for SP....and that's fine...just don't go giving advice to young tigers like our Ohio friend....as I said, he and people like him, are the future of this great land.
see post #181
Do you remember when you were growing up and believed yourself to be wise, accomplished, capable and successful in your endeavors? Would you remember having those feelings and sitting next to a stern, controlling, critical, watchful father who felt he needed to monitor your every move and every word? Well, that is the feeling I had when I watched Sarah sitting next to McCain.
I had the feeling when she gave her speeches (and I love her so I saw MANY of her speeches) how inspiring and exciting she was even when she had to give the same ole message over and over and over. I cannot see myself having to say the crappola that McCain’s people had her say without sounding like a recording...a boring recording. I think she did exceptionally well under the circumstances.
Her simplicity, her lack of polish was enchanting. I do, however, believe that she should take these next years and grow into the national scene which means spit shining her image and maturing her speech. I do not want to see her turn into a slick jaw mcgraw like the scheisters we now have in office. I hope she will remain a mirror of the ‘simple folks’, one of us and not one of them.
You misunderstand our young friend from Ohio. He doesn’t mean he’ll stop at RINO’s running against Palin. He means he’ll undermind anyone. Take a look at his recent attacks against Bobby Jindal. Jindal is a true conservative, the real deal. It’s a pity that you can’t tell the difference between a political fighter and a love struck adolescent who think we (in his own words) OWE Sarah Palin. Give me a break.
Look , who the hell knows, maybe SP will self-destruct before 2012. But for now young guys like "ohio" will be what drives the enthusiasm for the restoration of conservative rule.
There is a lot at stake. We need guys who will take a bullet for the cause. I don't particularly care what a man's motivation is to hit the beach....as long as he does it.
A woman who can energize the GOP like she did in just eight weeks is a Mega Asset. And anybody like that is going to attract hard core supporters. I love it. That's what we need....and if a few good men get rolled over in the assault to take back our party then so be it.
In Reagan's steamroller to the nomination some fine conservatives got run over because they were too slow to get on board. Men maybe smarter and more accomplished than RR....but he captured the hearts of the movement.....I think she is doing that now...maybe already has.
And that's why we need to encourage all the young turks out there to keep attacking anyone they think is not pure enough....now is not the time for subtle debate...but the time to cause trouble and shake up the GOP.
Noonan has lost her way. She’s become a milquetoast New York snob. With few remaining core convictions, her writing has lost its bite. I once looked forward to her columns, but I just don’t bother to go there anymore. Her decline began long before her Palin phobia set in.
I sense that you mean well for not only the GOP, but the country as well. However, I'll never be able to agree that the above is going to help either. Time will tell.
Yes. I think we both want what is best for the country....and we can disagree as to the means but still remain compatriots. As you say, time will tell. Let the games begin.
Apparently bashing Palin pays much better than writing boring books.
Pray for W, Palin and Our Troops
If it turns out that Peggy is right, do you think the Palindrones will man up and apologize to Peggy? Sorry, but I've been a fan of hers for well over 20 years. I didn't jump ship the second she uttered a negative phrase about Sarah Palin.
You are absolutely right. McNasty and his nasty boys and girls (one in particular, first name Nicole, forget her last name) did everything they could to stifle Palin and lose the election.
I’m really surprised that there isn’t more of an outcry from conservatives about what a rotten lousy stupid worthless creep McCain and his phalanx of self-proclaimed geniuses turned out to be.
Certainly, McCain is going to go down in history as one of the cretins of our age. I have no explanation for how he came to choose Palin but once he did choose her he shackled her and tried to turn her into a spittin’ image of his ole’ craggy crappy bipartisan cretin self.
Laugh out Loud. Hilarious.
I am not the only one who feels this way bud. Anyone who gets in her way is going to be treated like a Democrat. Attacked like a Democrat. dismantled like a Democrat.
My web site will be up and running in the next year.
I want to clerify. Anyone who attacks Sarah in any way is going to be treated like a Democrat. that includes the staff at the RNC.
As John McCain would say “you will know their names, I will make them famous”.
You got ‘em running scared.....keep us all informed when the web site goes up.
Lol, now you’re feeling self-important to boot. It just gets better every day.