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Sarah Palin: Mama grizzlies united
The Washington Post's She The People ^ | August 6, 2012 | Diana Reese

Posted on 08/06/2012 6:32:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

CLEVELAND, Mo—Sarah Palin did not disappoint.

The crowd cheered and applauded repeatedly during her speech here Friday night, from her opening remarks about “mama grizzlies” on the Missouri state flag to her promise to stop at the local Chick-fil-A for a midnight snack.

It was the first time I’d ever seen Palin in person, and it was well worth the 19-mile drive from my suburban Kansas City home to The Berry Patch, a you-pick blueberry farm near Cleveland, Mo., population 665, in rural Cass County.

Not because I’m a fan or even agree with her ideology, but to see what all the fuss has been about.

Palin was in the Kansas City area to campaign for Sarah Steelman, who’s in a tight three-way race in Tuesday’s Republican primary for Missouri’s U.S. Senate seat. The winner will face Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) in November.

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Somehow, Palin has achieved celebrity status since the 2008 election. How many failed vice presidential candidates and former Alaska governors end up with book deals and reality TV shows? With an estimated net worth of $12 million?

When Palin took to the makeshift stage in the middle of a Missouri farm field, she was dressed more for the part of Hollywood celebrity than serious politician....

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: missouri; mo2012; palin; sarahpalin; steelman; teaparty
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1 posted on 08/06/2012 6:32:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hopefully Sarah will do some contemplation and decide that a conservative third party is America’s future. She’ll have time during the gop-e convention.


2 posted on 08/06/2012 6:41:35 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Romney/Pelosi 2012- the Spirit of Bipartisanship!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How catty can you get?


3 posted on 08/06/2012 6:42:02 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Growl... huf huf...


4 posted on 08/06/2012 6:43:47 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Wow! I wonder who peed in Diana's latte this morning? 19 miles? I figure she's just pissed that she had to go out to Cleveland, MO, which is about midway between Harrisonville, MO and Louisberg, KS. In fact, their school district is even called the "Midway school district." It's a slightly rural area, and that probably set her off to begin with. But the author of this piece of tripe was certainly catty, wasn't she.

Mark

5 posted on 08/06/2012 6:44:34 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
... but it was hard for me to take Palin seriously dressed as she was. First, her shoes: Five-inch wedges. Her black capris weren’t quite skin-tight but tight enough...

ROWRRR! We'll be the judge of whether they're tight enough, Diana. Seriously, what's next? MoDo reviewing a Zeta Jones movie?

6 posted on 08/06/2012 6:47:19 PM PDT by Byron_the_Aussie (Michelle Obama, The Early Years: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBYGxBlFOSU)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

wish I had known


7 posted on 08/06/2012 6:50:31 PM PDT by yldstrk ( That is corrMy heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Diana sounds like such a jealous hack. That’s why many liberal women hate Sarah Palin, because Sarah is beautiful, both inside and out, and liberal women are so disgusting looking, both in body and soul


8 posted on 08/06/2012 6:56:32 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: MarkL

Dimbo’s are always frightened, then offended by good looking, intelligent Conservative women. It threatens every false concept that they have always had about themselves.. i.e. they are smarter, better and absolutely EVERYONE agrees with them.

Wrongo Dimbo’s!

You are frequently homely, shrewish and overbearing.

Just sayin’.


9 posted on 08/06/2012 6:56:40 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
she was dressed more for the part of Hollywood celebrity serious politician....

Sorry Di, SP probably doesn't own a polyester pantsuit...

10 posted on 08/06/2012 6:57:24 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Reese: Somehow, Palin has achieved celebrity status since the 2008 election.

Maybe by figuring out the how and why of Sarah as a model, you could get a real job as a journalist instead of being a freelancer stuck in Kansas. Geez, what a catty twit.

11 posted on 08/06/2012 7:00:58 PM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: Byron_the_Aussie
... but it was hard for me to take Palin seriously dressed as she was. First, her shoes: Five-inch wedges. Her black capris weren’t quite skin-tight but tight enough...

It's hard for me to take the Chocolate Muppet seriously, but I'll bet Diane worships the ground the clown sashays over.

12 posted on 08/06/2012 7:01:25 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So a typical, liberal, ugly bitch writing about a beautiful, smart, Conservative.....chooses to attack her fashion sense.

Face it, bitch....you wouldn’t get a second look at closing time at 2AM in any bar in America. Your jealousy is glowing red hot. Go ahead and turn gay and get it over with. You’ll never get a man.


13 posted on 08/06/2012 7:02:40 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

http://thespeechatimeforchoosing.wordpress.com/2012/08/04/video-sarah-palin-speaks-at-sarah-steelman-cookout-event/

Her speech video


14 posted on 08/06/2012 7:07:10 PM PDT by jennychase
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To: RightOnline
Go ahead and turn gay and get it over with.

I think she's way ahead of you...


15 posted on 08/06/2012 7:09:48 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What! No pictures? I’d like to give a once over to the shoes and the rest of her outfit.


16 posted on 08/06/2012 7:10:52 PM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“First, her shoes: Five-inch wedges. Her black capris weren’t quite skin-tight but tight enough, and her t-shirt with its Superman logo (a Steelman campaign shirt emblazoned with “Our freedom. Our fight.”) emphasized her figure. She never once removed her oversized sunglasses.”

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Wow, this woman is seriously jealous. Sarah is gorgeous, smart and a true conservative, and it drives the left wild that people love her Figures that a woman to resort to attacking her outfit (I am a woman, btw).


17 posted on 08/06/2012 7:11:28 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (Pray for America. She is the world's last best hope for freedom. May it not be too late.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Oh Dear Lord... no wonder. LOL!


18 posted on 08/06/2012 7:12:58 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (Pray for America. She is the world's last best hope for freedom. May it not be too late.)
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To: MestaMachine

Snark, snark, snark. These feminist writers (and some just plain feminine writers) don’t even realize that they reveal more about themselves than they ever reveal about Sarah. And, thank the Lord, Sarah couldn’t care less. (The former veep’s comment made its way into the piece as well. How he ever lasted in politics is just beyond me.)


19 posted on 08/06/2012 7:14:32 PM PDT by Mach9
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To: Realman30

[IMG]http://www.washingtonpost.com/r/WashingtonPost/Content/Blogs/she-the-people/Images/IMG_4441.JPG[/IMG]


20 posted on 08/06/2012 7:19:02 PM PDT by jennychase
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To: Realman30
Sorry, no shoes... sarah_palin_stumps_for_steelman
21 posted on 08/06/2012 7:19:15 PM PDT by doc11355
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
none other than Dick Cheney recently blasted her for not being an appropriate choice for McCain’s running mate in 2008. So far, she’s not been invited to speak at the upcoming Republican National Convention.

Hey Reese, your claws are showing and Sarah Palin so out classes you that no one can take you seriously and am surprised WaPo did.

Dick Cheney walked that back as if you didn't know and it's no surprise the Republican elitists haven't sent an invite to Sarah but I'd bet she'll be there.

22 posted on 08/06/2012 7:19:37 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jennychase

http://www.washingtonpost.com/r/WashingtonPost/Content/Blogs/she-the-people/Images/IMG_4441.JPG


23 posted on 08/06/2012 7:20:01 PM PDT by jennychase
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These media hacks have pushed the “damn her if she does, damn her if she doesn’t” routine to the point that no matter what Palin does, they will go overboard to find SOMETHING wrong about it.

These pathetic, little, catty journalists who “like her and even agree with her ideology” have to throw in a couple of negatives to stay in good graces with the “good ol’ journalists’ gang” while trying to look subjective.

IF Sarah ever did become President, no matter what she wore, the media would ignore her politics and concentrate on what she wore on a daily basis.

But I’ve got a sneaky feeling that Sarah has steeled herself to the point of not giving much of a crap what thevLSM says or thinks.


24 posted on 08/06/2012 7:22:11 PM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Bitter,,,party of one!”


25 posted on 08/06/2012 7:22:20 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: jennychase

Link did not work for me. I had to go to the original link. Shoes are pretty cool.


26 posted on 08/06/2012 7:23:27 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Main stream media journalism at its finest!!!


27 posted on 08/06/2012 7:23:42 PM PDT by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: Cyber Liberty
Just to be clear, this picture is a Professionally Posed Head shot. In other words, it's as good as it gets.
28 posted on 08/06/2012 7:28:13 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The only good Commie is an Impeached Commie.)
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To: Byron_the_Aussie

We made the 65 mile trip and enjoyed every minute of it. My wife finally got to see what all the fuss is about with Sarah, as she does not do FR. She loved Sarah saying Congress is addicted to opm—other people’s money. Then a pair of Sarahs made us sandwiches with Sarah Palin asking each person their name. Palin and Steelman both made sandwiches until the last person went through the line. Do you think Harry Reid would do that? Nancy Pelosi anyone? Sarah displayed total class and leads by example. I bet Diana takes the View ladies seriously no matter what they wear. It was an outdoor barbecue with a temp of 103 degrees for crying out loud. Oh well, told the wife I could die and go to heaven now, since I met the goal of meeting Sarah. But, I think I will stay around fight the liberals with her.


29 posted on 08/06/2012 7:30:33 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

From her Linked In profile.

Diana Reese

Blogger at The Washington Post She the People

Linked In

30 posted on 08/06/2012 7:30:55 PM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

no bias there - barf


31 posted on 08/06/2012 7:32:27 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: FrankR
Does anyone here doubt that if we had a President Palin the Economy would be healing, the Deficit would be trending downward and this Country would have a Can Do attitude?

Excuse my Pollyanna verbiage, but I will take the chance that you all know what I mean.

32 posted on 08/06/2012 7:33:50 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The only good Commie is an Impeached Commie.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Polyester Pantsuits only work if a Woman has a good pair of Cankles, a rear end the size of Nebraska and a serious overbite.
33 posted on 08/06/2012 7:38:56 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The only good Commie is an Impeached Commie.)
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To: Kickass Conservative
Just to be clear, this picture is a Professionally Posed Head shot. In other words, it's as good as it gets.

Noted, KC. As good as it gets. My skin crawls at what else was on the Google Image page below the screen from which I snagged that.

34 posted on 08/06/2012 7:50:18 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Some women age gracefully; others resort to polyester stretch pants.


35 posted on 08/06/2012 7:53:09 PM PDT by SAJ (What is the next tagline some overweening mod will censor?)
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To: Byron_the_Aussie

She looks great. Not to mention entirely appropriately dressed for an outdoor barbecue/picnic in Missouri in August.


36 posted on 08/06/2012 7:55:48 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whoa, Mama, that is some MAJOR snark. Sarah sends the rat women right over the cliff.


37 posted on 08/06/2012 7:57:52 PM PDT by JPG (Mount your steeds. Nov '12 is for all the marbles.)
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To: Cyber Liberty
Typical Liberal female: Sarah's hot and I'm not = I hate Sarah.

The long-suppressed insecurities and jealousies from high school.

38 posted on 08/06/2012 8:13:44 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
How many catty, snarky put-downs or veiled put-downs can you count?

1. Not because I’m a fan or even agree with her ideology.. (Gee, really? You're not a fan? We'd have never guess by the fair, even-toned missive you wrote)
2. Somehow, Palin has achieved celebrity status since the 2008 election. (Somehow? Give me your mailing address Mizz Reese and I'll send you a clue)
3. How many failed vice presidential candidates and former Alaska governors end up with book deals and reality TV shows? With an estimated net worth of $12 million? (Oh dear, not that nasty success thing! Gotta keep that class envy thing goin')
4. she was dressed more for the part of Hollywood celebrity than serious politician. (Tell us, Mizzz Reese, how does a "serious" politician dress? )
5. I know someone’s going to remind me that just last week, I said it was sexist to focus on the wardrobes of women in politics.

But it was hard for me to take Palin seriously dressed as she was. (Maybe if you removed the corn cobb from your backside you wouldn't have so much trouble.)
6. and her t-shirt...emphasized her figure. (Jealous because you don't have a figure to emphasize?)

7. I’m sorry, but I’d like my minister, my doctor and yes, my politicians, to look and dress for their parts. (Yes, we know you're sorry).
8. Once Palin spoke, I couldn’t help but think she sometimes sounds like a caricature of herself. Perhaps it’s her unique manner of speaking or her overuse of certain phrases. (and once I started reading your column, I couldn't help but think you were a caricature of every hack-journalist who's been on the bash Palin bandwagon since she first set foot on the national stage).
9. none other than Dick Cheney recently blasted her for not being an appropriate choice for McCain’s running mate in 2008. (He didn't "blast her" that's just wrong. He was critical of McCain's process and has clarified his remarks since - maybe due to a tongue lashing by his daughter).

I could go on, but Mizz Reese isn't with any further time.

39 posted on 08/06/2012 8:22:22 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: Cyber Liberty
Ah, the old chin-resting-on-knuckles, eyes-looking-straight-into-camera, hello-I'm-really-your-friend smiling pose for the camera.

It is intended to cover the I'll-stab-you-in-the-back-and-spread-gossip-about-you personality that resides behind the smile.

I wouldn't trust her as far as I could throw her, and from the looks of it, it wouldn't be far.

40 posted on 08/06/2012 8:22:46 PM PDT by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it to its fullest!)
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To: taterjay
... we made the 65 mile trip and enjoyed every minute of it...

Glad to hear it. Yep, the comparisons are clear: Palin, a role model as a politician, mother, wife and even daughter. And the Dem femmes: politicians like Pelosi, mothers like Cher, wives like Roseanne Barr, daughters like Susan Sarandon. I wonder if Reese in her dark quiet moments can acknowledge the seething envy, that drives her hatred.

41 posted on 08/06/2012 8:33:46 PM PDT by Byron_the_Aussie (Michelle Obama, The Early Years: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBYGxBlFOSU)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This is a hit piece written by a woman with some very serious self-image problems, that she is projecting onto Sarah Palin, and is suffering from a powerful high wattage Neon-Green jealousy that has become life poisoning and self destructive for her.

Bottom line it is quite obvious that Diana Reese wants what Sarah has but deep down inside Diana knows she will never have it.

42 posted on 08/06/2012 8:35:12 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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43 posted on 08/06/2012 8:42:31 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: JPG

And rightfully so. I just wish they would stay there, but they always manage to crawl back.


44 posted on 08/06/2012 8:47:35 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://www.maravipost.com/images/images2/politics/hillary-clinton-arrival-malawi.jpg

This is how real politicians dress.


45 posted on 08/06/2012 9:37:43 PM PDT by Just_Sue (I'm from Texas)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I bet Diana has a closet full of Muumuus...


46 posted on 08/06/2012 10:03:48 PM PDT by Uriah_lost (Is there no balm in Gilead?....MiE (Mainer in Exile))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I bet Diana has a closet full of Muumuus...


47 posted on 08/06/2012 10:10:18 PM PDT by Uriah_lost (Is there no balm in Gilead?....MiE (Mainer in Exile))
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To: MestaMachine

Thank you


48 posted on 08/06/2012 10:24:00 PM PDT by tommix2 (,)
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49 posted on 08/06/2012 10:55:31 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

Super shoes!


50 posted on 08/06/2012 10:58:16 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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