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Palin Knocks "Em Dead on 'Tonight Show'
Big Hollywood ^ | March 4, 2010 | John Nolte

Posted on 03/04/2010 8:53:24 PM PST by This Just In

Wow. This audience loves her and only grows to love her more as the interview rolls on. About ten minutes in she shows more guts than any politician maybe ever by agreeing to make her stand up debut … on The Tonight Show … in front of a Los Angeles audience. What poise.

If Sarah Palin can win over this audience in this way in one of the bluest regions of the country, if I were Barbara Boxer I’d be pretty worried right now.

Something’s in the air.

Kudos as always to Jay Leno for being the consummate gentlemen. During the interview he’s curious, respectful, let’s her talk, and just probing enough for this kind of setting. Imagine David Letterman in this situation. With one eye on impressing his fellow Manhattan Elites, he’d have been a nauseating mixture of lecherous and cruel. Jon Stewart would’ve made a lot of faces, Bill Maher’s head would’ve exploded, and Stephen Colbert would’ve made fun of Trig.

If Leno thought the Beautiful People were out to get him before, his respectful treatment of Sarah Palin should forever seal his fate as The Outsider. He must have missed the Hollywood Memo declaring that its child-raping directors you make look good, not self-made governors.

UPDATE: Ed Morrisey makes a keen observation:

The Right Scoop captured last night’s canny performance from Sarah Palin on Jay Leno’s renewed Tonight Show. How canny? She manages to tie her treatment by the media to the mostly unfair treatment Leno himself got from the entertainment media, a good way to gain the audience’s sympathy.

Yup. Just keep underestimating our Sarah.

(Excerpt) Read more at bighollywood.breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; leno; obama; palin; palinleno; politics; sarahpalin
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1 posted on 03/04/2010 8:53:24 PM PST by This Just In
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To: This Just In

i hope she laughs all the way to the bank.


2 posted on 03/04/2010 8:56:52 PM PST by dalebert
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To: dalebert
At some point the Dems are going to wish the crazy a@@ in Alaska had just left SP alone...
3 posted on 03/04/2010 8:58:13 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

hahahhaa!!!!


4 posted on 03/04/2010 9:01:25 PM PST by dalebert
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Maybe you should ping the old sour puss. He’d make sure to set this article straight..........


5 posted on 03/04/2010 9:04:45 PM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: This Just In

I haven’t seen many of Gov. Palin’s TV appearances, but I saw her on Leno and was very impressed.


6 posted on 03/04/2010 9:04:55 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: This Just In
Bill Maher’s head would’ve exploded,

I, for one, am willing to risk it.

7 posted on 03/04/2010 9:08:04 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: This Just In

Pretty good! Thanks for sharing.


8 posted on 03/04/2010 9:08:10 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: Allegra

She should write a note on her hand that says “Make fist, and give Obama “Noogies”


9 posted on 03/04/2010 9:12:14 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: Allegra

Palin was really funny and clever and witty. Great job Sarah, well done. Won the audience over in spite of their preconceived notions about her.


10 posted on 03/04/2010 9:17:53 PM PST by flaglady47 (Dems days are numbered; it's Tea Party Time.....)
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To: Izzy Dunne

I thought his head had already exploded. ;^)


11 posted on 03/04/2010 9:20:01 PM PST by This Just In
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To: This Just In

Usually, it doesn’t take long to figure out what someone is up to. Sarah’s got me stumped. The best I can figure is that she is trying to drive all the liberals into the “cuckoo’s nest” one at a time. It’s working great! LOL! Get ‘em Sarah!!!


12 posted on 03/04/2010 9:26:35 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If you liked 2009, you're going to LOVE 2010!!!!!)
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To: This Just In

Nah, that was his nose letting go.


13 posted on 03/04/2010 9:33:36 PM PST by Atchafalaya (Atchafalaya Basin; when you're there , thats the best)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
What is Sarah doing??

She is end-running the MSM to articulate a message to America. A message bloody few "Conservative Republicans" are willing or able to deliver.

Where this eventually takes her is as she has said "in God's hands".

14 posted on 03/04/2010 9:34:54 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: This Just In

Thanks for the link. Friends were discussing her appearance on Leno while we were at dinner this evening. They thought she was great and now I can say I saw her and agree, “She was great.” She doesn’t seem to get ruffled by anything, can hold her own with the best of them, and is beautiful as always.


15 posted on 03/04/2010 9:36:32 PM PST by mia
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To: flaglady47
Palin was really funny and clever and witty. Great job Sarah, well done. Won the audience over in spite of their preconceived notions about her.

Is there anything she can't do? Sarah Palin exuded grace, charm, wit and above all, wisdom. And like Ronald Reagan, she's genuine -- nothing contrived.

16 posted on 03/04/2010 9:36:42 PM PST by re_nortex
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To: FlingWingFlyer

No, Sarah Palin is not trying to drive liberals into the “cuckoo’s nest”. She simply is herself-a proud, unabashed gun carrying, sportsman/hunter, wife/mother of five, public servant and successful business patriot Christian. She is everything liberals hate.


17 posted on 03/04/2010 9:36:59 PM PST by This Just In
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To: This Just In

I see a woman who continuously takes provocative shots at the opposition, whenever she gets a chance. This is a risk, of course; but so far she has not screwed up. Her win ratio is amazing, a Midas touch if there ever was one.

Fingers crossed here in Colorado.


18 posted on 03/04/2010 9:37:39 PM PST by cicero2k
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To: dalebert

I’d like it even better if she laughs her way to the Oval Office.


19 posted on 03/04/2010 9:38:09 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: cicero2k

She knows how to make bullets into silver.


20 posted on 03/04/2010 9:39:09 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: This Just In

Good entertainment.


21 posted on 03/04/2010 9:52:38 PM PST by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Yes, she is definitely carrying the conservative message into the RAT’s nest.


22 posted on 03/04/2010 10:25:59 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: This Just In

That was really good. I loved her spunk, & she didn’t miss a beat. Surprisingly, I didn’t hear any boos from the audience, which I thought I would w/ it being from SoCal. She’s definitely made for TV, isn’t she?


23 posted on 03/04/2010 10:29:55 PM PST by ChrisInAR (You gotta let it out, Captain!)
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To: mylife
She should write a note on her hand that says “Make fist, and give Obama “Noogies”

I loved "If the left are going to get all wee-wee'd up about it, I'll keep doing it." LOL

24 posted on 03/04/2010 10:33:04 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: Allegra

From HillBuzz:

““Notes on her hand, notes on her hand. Messing with the Left with notes on her hand!””

LOL.


25 posted on 03/04/2010 10:36:11 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: onyx

I love that!


26 posted on 03/04/2010 10:39:59 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: Allegra

Me too! They’re trying to get Mark Lloyd to do a”Notes on Her Hand” song for the Tea Party Express send-off which she’s attending in Searchlight, NV (Harry Reid’s hometown) later this month. A lot of FReepers are going!!!


27 posted on 03/04/2010 10:46:20 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: ChrisInAR

Sarah Palin has charisma, but unlike many liberals, part of what is appealing to the public is that she is the genuine article. When you listen to Sarah Palin you believe that this woman is the same at home as she is in the public eye.

I believe that for many individuals, including some liberals, find this kind of quiet confidence, unabashed, uncompromising, unflinching, well poised conservative to be charming and refreshing compared to the base, vulgar, obnoxious, “look at me!, look at me!, I’m a STRONG woman and you’d better take me seriously because I can kick you a#@!’, classless public figure.

People believe they are seeing someone whose not pandering or groveling for votes/approval (remember Biden and restaurant and Home Depot stunt? Or Hillary and the planted members in the audience?), and that, in and of itself, is appealing to many.


28 posted on 03/04/2010 10:46:28 PM PST by This Just In
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To: This Just In

“How canny? She manages to tie her treatment by the media to the mostly unfair treatment Leno himself got from the entertainment media, a good way to gain the audience’s sympathy.”

Yep - I noticed that. As well as she did with “her” standup routine (I imagine the jokes were written by Leno’s staff), she did well in just talking. I suppose the one about dad giving advice on what kind of ammunition to use is an old one, but I thought she was pretty quick when Jay asked her about the rumors of her doing a talk show and she replied “well I hear this desk is open from time to time” or something like that.

I also liked her answer with regard to the Tea Party having a leader.


29 posted on 03/04/2010 10:48:06 PM PST by 21twelve (Having the Democrats in control is like a never-ending game of Calvin ball. (Giotto))
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To: This Just In; Syncro
I was disappointed at how she laid it on so thick when asked if she endorsed John McPain for re-election to the Senate from AZ.

I think she was just trying too hard to play nice and got off into the hero worship thing all over again... The left, especially the MSM and some on the right seem to be winning their fearful little war on Sarah by making her seem to be unready for prime time.

The sad thing is, not enough of us have had the nerve to point out how even more unready Obama was/still is to be an executive at ANY level. Except for Rush, most conservatives have been SO fearful of having a "racist" label being stuck to them, unjustly!!!

Never fall in love with a politician... They'll break your heart everytime! (recently fired KSFO 560AM arch conservative talk host who used to co-host with courageous conservative talk host Melanie Morgan in San Francisco with huge ratings)

30 posted on 03/04/2010 10:55:12 PM PST by SierraWasp (Obama is the Al Davis version of Saul Alinsky!!! "Just win baby" regardless of consequences!!!)
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To: onyx
From HillBuzz...

Unfortunately, you lost a great deal credibility citing that site as a source. They are enamored of Hillary Clinton, a leftwing Dum. And as for their lifestyle -- well suffice it to say that the Bible speaks about that in no uncertain terms.

This is Mr. Robinson's site and, unquestionably, he's free to run it as he see fits. That's the beauty of free-market capitalism. But as a Christian, I'd like to suggest that referencing hillbuzz as a source be disallowed here on FR.

31 posted on 03/04/2010 11:00:05 PM PST by re_nortex
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The ENTIRE Sarah segment was perfect! GREAT! Loved it.

Too bad it was all on such a lame show.

Right on, Sarah...........great job!

32 posted on 03/04/2010 11:01:17 PM PST by NoRedTape
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To: SierraWasp

I should state that I’m not a Sarah Palin worshipper, not that I’m criticizing those who are. To each his own.

I do not place my trust in any politician. My ultimate trust is in Christ. In issues concerning our public officials; after a lot of time and consideration, I cast my vote and let the chips fall where they may.

Sarah Palin is a breath of fresh air to many because she is an articulate conservative woman with class, and she can hold her own on the public stage. As the saying goes, “You can please some of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time”.


33 posted on 03/04/2010 11:03:07 PM PST by This Just In
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To: STARWISE; SoCalPol; re_nortex
What do I have here? A concern troll? LOL.

Do a little research, HillBuzz likes Sarah, Michelle and Bachmann to name two.

34 posted on 03/04/2010 11:06:54 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: re_nortex; onyx
This is Mr. Robinson's site and, unquestionably, he's free to run it as he see fits. That's the beauty of free-market capitalism. But as a Christian, I'd like to suggest that referencing hillbuzz as a source be disallowed here on FR.

Many of us are Christians, but the lines onyx quoted off of HillBuzz are harmless comedy.

You are correct that this is Jim's site and it's his call, but I'd sure hate to see FR start disallowing quotes from certain sources.

We have a lot of fun with quotes and comments from Democratic Underground (DU) on here and that site is vile. But I believe it's important that we maintain a sense of humor here.

Onyx was not condoning that site at all; she merely quoted two lines from it. I see nothing whatsoever wrong with that. (And yes, I am a Christian.) IMO, we should always keep an eye on what the enemy is saying.

35 posted on 03/04/2010 11:11:54 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: Allegra; re_nortex; RonDog
re_nortex will have to learn that we credit the originator's.

In this case, HillBuzz was credited here in post #797 by RonDog, who linked their site.

Sheeesh.

36 posted on 03/04/2010 11:18:31 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: onyx
Do a little research, HillBuzz likes Sarah, Michelle and Bachmann to name two.

While that specific stance is laudable, the ``Boystown'' and ``Hot for Hillary'' stuff is far from Conservative in my estimation.

...and yes, I did read the very positive and touching remarks about President Bush and Vice President Cheney on that site several months ago.

I will admit that I personally find it difficult separate the message from the messenger. I'm likely older than many of FReepers and my values tend to be very traditional which is why much of what I find there to be off-putting. Respectfully, we'll simply have agree to disagree on this particular matter.

37 posted on 03/04/2010 11:23:26 PM PST by re_nortex
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To: re_nortex

When a Person repeats they are a Christian, mentions the
talking points, Bible, etc.
they are convincing themselves more than others.


38 posted on 03/04/2010 11:24:01 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: re_nortex

As an FR poster...I’d appreciate you not attempting to dicate what is or is not a valid source...I’ll decide for myself thanks...


39 posted on 03/04/2010 11:28:41 PM PST by Crim
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To: Allegra
You are correct that this is Jim's site and it's his call, but I'd sure hate to see FR start disallowing quotes from certain sources.

After thinking it over, you're quite right. Disallowing the citation of sources would stifle the spirited give and take that makes FR such a stimulating source of information and opinion.

In the wisdom of 20/20 hindsight, I regret even offering that as a suggestion. Sometimes, I am just an old fuddy-duddy. You young'uns' can look that term up. :-)

40 posted on 03/04/2010 11:30:14 PM PST by re_nortex
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To: onyx; re_nortex; RonDog; SoCalPol
re_nortex will have to learn that we credit the originator's.

True. And I don't overall care for newbies trying to tell established FReepers what to do.

It comes off as impolite and pushy. Never a good first impression.

41 posted on 03/04/2010 11:30:50 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: re_nortex
In the wisdom of 20/20 hindsight, I regret even offering that as a suggestion. Sometimes, I am just an old fuddy-duddy. You young'uns' can look that term up. :-)

I appreciate your candor and your good nature. :)

We're not bad people at all; some of us just have twisted senses of humor sometimes. (Guilty.)

Welcome to FR.

42 posted on 03/04/2010 11:32:25 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: re_nortex

While I don’t share their affinity for Hillary Clinton, those guys are quite literally spot on in a lot of their political critiques. Personally, I find the caricatures they have for everyone from Obama (Dr. Utopia) to Oprah (the Charybdis of Lake Michigan) absolutely hilarious. That they so despise most Democrats is a bonus :)

If you don’t like what they have to say, don’t read it. Pretty simple. I don’t agree with everything that is posted on here so I pick and choose what I will read. To each his own.


43 posted on 03/04/2010 11:33:06 PM PST by TruJess
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To: nutmeg

bookmark


44 posted on 03/04/2010 11:33:13 PM PST by nutmeg (Rush Limbaugh & Sarah Palin agree: NO third parties! Take back the GOP)
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To: Allegra; re_nortex; RonDog; SoCalPol
True. And I don't overall care for newbies trying to tell established FReepers what to do.
It comes off as impolite and pushy. Never a good first impression.

I didn't take kindly to the lecture or to being told I "lost a lot of credibility citing that site." By that example, send all of us immediately to Hell if we dare quote the evil Obama.

45 posted on 03/04/2010 11:38:04 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: TruJess; re_nortex

BUMP and I most certainly don’t approve of their ‘lifestyle.’

Totally opposed to the gay agenda. Totally.


46 posted on 03/04/2010 11:42:10 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: re_nortex

I’m calling it a night, re_nortex.

I hope you will enjoy Free Republic.

Welcome!!! and I doubt that you’re all that much older than a lot of us.

:)


47 posted on 03/04/2010 11:44:00 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: onyx
Welcome!!! and I doubt that you’re all that much older than a lot of us.

Thanks much. I'm about to sip a glass of rich chocolate Ovaltine (that's my vice) and hit the hay, too.

As for my age, suffice it to say that some claim to be older than dirt. Well, in my case, I was there when dirt was still on the drawing board! :-)

48 posted on 03/04/2010 11:49:41 PM PST by re_nortex
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To: This Just In

By 2012 she will be one of the most well-known people in the Western Hemisphere.


49 posted on 03/05/2010 12:07:26 AM PST by no dems (Palin / Rubio 2012)
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To: This Just In

Go, Sarah!


50 posted on 03/05/2010 12:41:32 AM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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