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  • America's fascination with Sarah Palin keeps on keeping on

    02/24/2012 11:37:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies · 1+ views
    The Amsterdam News ^ | February 24, 2012 | Richard G. Carter
    “Age hates youth and ugliness hates beauty…”—Kirk Douglas, “Town Without Pity”(1961) Why is the nation’s news and entertainment media—as well as everyday people—so fascinated by Sarah Palin? After all, it’s been almost four years since she unexpectedly burst onto the scene as Arizona Sen. John McCain’s Republican vice presidential running mate, flaunting an effervescent smile and sparkling personality. Yet, the drop-dead gorgeous Palin—a description agreed upon by many female Democrats—still commands all manner of attention from celebrity-obsessed Americans. Pundits, newspaper readers and TV viewers can’t get enough of the former Alaska governor. The latest example is a forthcoming (March 10)...
  • 'Game Change' -- Anatomy of a Smear of Sarah Palin (Mittbots and Hollywood in collusion)

    02/22/2012 1:58:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News Contributor Network ^ | February 22, 2012 | Mark Whittington
    Thanks to some remarkable reporting from Big Hollywood, it has become increasingly clear the upcoming HBO movie "Game Change" is less a political melodrama than an all-out attempt to destroy the person and reputation of Sarah Palin. The movie is based on a poorly researched book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, and it was criticized at the time of its publication by Howard Kurtz, then a media reporter for the Washington Post, and the New York Times for its overreliance on unsourced "deep background" interviews that were difficult to verify. Two of those sources have been revealed, according to...
  • Postcard from Scottsdale: In Sarah Palin country

    02/17/2012 7:02:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies · 2+ views
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | February 17, 2012 | Allen Abel
    SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — I’m parked outside the fieldstone and adobe mansion at 29005 North 82nd Street at sunrise, eating my low-fat yogurt from the free breakfast bar at the Quality Inn, and listening to the one-note whistle of the Phainopepla birds high in the Palo Verde trees. The first yellow blossoms of the year are bursting from the Potentillas, and the teddy-bear cholla cacti look fluffy enough to hug. Bad idea. This is the fashionable north side of Scottsdale, land of sun, sand, saguaros, and surveillance cameras. Up here, an hour out of central Phoenix, the streets have names like...
  • Palin’s star may have faded, but her grass-roots influence persists

    02/15/2012 5:58:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 14, 2012 | Stephanie McCrummen
    It was a Sarah Palin crowd. At a conference of conservative activists last week, there were stacks of Sarah Palin books and Sarah Palin posters. A special screening of a film about Palin was planned. And after skipping the gathering for four years, Palin herself had agreed at last to give the keynote address. Having traveled from Buffalo, Jason Benner was there to see the one who made his heart soar. “Wayne LaPierre,” he said with gusto, referring to the head of the National Rifle Association. He named the rest of his top five speakers — Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney,...
  • The evolution of Sarah Palin (They still don't 'get' her)

    02/07/2012 6:23:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 7, 2012 | Kris Kitto
    2012 could have looked much different for Sarah Palin. Had the former Alaska governor entered the GOP presidential race, she likely would have been winding her “One Nation” bus tour through the primary states, antagonizing her opponents with quips about being the only candidate not afraid to “go rogue” or rely on her Mama Grizzly instincts. Instead, she has the heavily marketed HBO movie “Game Change” — which appears to scrutinize her role in the 2008 presidential contest — to look forward to. Palin still lands big gigs: She’s billed as the closing speaker at this year’s Conservative Political Action...
  • Sarah Palin: 'Teavangelical' shot caller

    01/24/2012 12:08:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Human Events ^ | January 24, 2012 | Tony Lee
    South Carolina represents the heart of the conservative movement because its Republican voters are fierce fiscal and social conservatives, which means they fervently support the Tea Party and evangelicals. These voters are now popularly referred to as “Teavangelicals” and, predictably, dominated the Palmetto State’s primary. According to exit polling from Saturday’s first-in-the-South primary, 64 percent of those who voted in the GOP primary in South Carolina supported the Tea Party and another 27 percent were neutral. Only 8 percent opposed. In addition, 65 percent of primary voters were “Born-Again or Evangelical Christian.” What happened in South Carolina is important for...
  • Palin Factor Starts To Emerge in GOP Race

    01/21/2012 12:33:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | January 20, 2012 | Benyamin Korn, Special to The Sun
    Who is the leader of the “Not-Romney” movement within today’s GOP? Is it Newt Gingrich, whose surge in the South Carolina opinion polls puts him within striking distance of front-runner Mitt in tomorrow’s vote? Is it Ron Paul, whose dedicated core of “hard-money” but isolationist supporters gives him 15 to 20% in every Republican contest? Or is it Rick Santorum, recently endorsed by a raft of Christian evangelical leaders? For my dollar, the leader is Sarah Palin, whose endorsements continue to carry more weight among conservatives than any other national figure and who is well-positioned to play a king-making role...
  • The Uphill Climb a ‘Draft Palin’ Effort Would Face Today

    01/18/2012 10:58:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The National Review's The Campaign Spot ^ | January 18, 2012 | Jim Geraghty
    A couple of Sarah Palin fans are looking at today’s article about the proposed, and ultimately dismissed, idea of writing in Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, Virginia governor Bob McDonnell, or Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan in New Hampshire’s primary and wondering whether to try to write in Palin in the remaining GOP primaries and caucuses. If a Draft Palin movement were to begin in earnest, the best-case scenario for leave the former Alaska Governor with a decent number of delegates, but not enough to win the nomination — unless she pulled off the Tebow-esque political miracle of winning a significant number...
  • Why Tim Tebow Is the Sarah Palin of Football (Barf Alert)

    01/14/2012 12:48:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 13, 2012 | Allison Yarrow
    The harder the Broncos quarterback and the Alaskan governor fall, the more convinced their supporters become that they are modern messiahs. To many, Tim Tebow is the quarterback that God built. The “mile-high messiah” is an end-zone Cinderella, coming off the Denver Broncos bench to win games and pursue Super Bowl glory in only his second season in the pros. He is America’s favorite professional athlete according to an ESPN poll that in 18 years has honored only 11, among them legends Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods. But many feel that his incredible celebrity has overshadowed his actual talent and...
  • Sarah Palin Challenges Romney's History Of Job Creation At Bain

    01/12/2012 7:26:31 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 99 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 1/11/2012 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin challenged GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney to furnish his tax return and supporting documents that would prove he created the 100,000 jobs he claimed he did while CEO of Bain Capital. "Governor Romney has claimed to have created 100,000 jobs at Bain and people are wanting to know is there proof of that claim and was it U.S. jobs created for United States citizens?" Palin told Fox News Sean Hannity. Palin said that transparency was needed as Romney would likely be targeted by Democrats on this issue if he were to become the Republican nominee....
  • If They Build It [in Iowa] Will She Come?

    12/26/2011 9:52:39 PM PST · by aknkate · 19 replies · 1+ views
    wordpress.com ^ | DECEMBER 26, 2011 · 2:04 PM | Gary P Jackson
    There is a real life Field of Dreams movement going on in Iowa. With 46% of the American people saying no one running, in either party, would make a good president, activists are working hard to get someone who would into the race. When Sarah Palin announced her decision not to seek the presidency, when asked what it would take for her to change her mind, she said it would take an earthquake the magnitude of 10.3, or better. Since then, a group of dedicated supporters have been working hard to achieve just that sort of [political] earthquake. An independent...
  • Sarah Palin's absence slidelines tea party

    12/16/2011 1:51:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Politico ^ | December 16, 2011 | M.J. Lee
    The tea party is still pining for Sarah Palin. The grassroots conservative movement has yet to throw its support behind a Republican presidential candidate because “we don’t have the female Ronald Reagan running — and that’s Sarah Palin,” said Amy Kremer, chairwoman of the Tea Party Express. “We haven’t engaged in presidential politics yet because the movement hasn’t coalesced around anybody, so we’re just sitting back and waiting,” Kremer added. Predicting that a good slice of the country’s conservatives will not make up their minds until they are standing in front of the ballot box, Kremer singled out the former...
  • Report: Palin shopping another reality show

    12/12/2011 3:26:43 PM PST · by maggief · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 12, 2011 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Sarah Palin is interested in starring in a second reality TV series, according to a report Monday. The new series Palin and reality TV producer Mark Burnett are shopping to various networks would be focused on Palin’s husband Todd and his career as a championship snowmobile racer, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
  • 'Sarah Palin country? It's Deliverance in ice,' says documentary maker Nick Broomfield

    12/10/2011 6:25:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | December 10, 2011 | Nick Broomfield
    OUR COLD WELCOME October 24, 2010: We’ve arrived – or I have. Half my film crew have been arrested and deported. Everything is going fine at Seattle airport until they find out we are doing a film about Sarah Palin. The authorities go mad. They search our bags and detain my two researchers. Sarah, 22, is subjected to a urine test against her wishes – just in case she is pregnant and tries to get citizenship by giving birth on US soil. Her colleague Mark is spreadeagled against the wall and given a rectal search before being handcuffed. The 25-year-old...
  • Sarah Palin: vicious? You betcha! (Look at the source!)

    12/06/2011 12:31:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 2+ views
    Socialist Worker ^ | The December 10, 2011 Issue | Siân Ruddick
    Nick Broomfield’s new documentary Sarah Palin: You Betcha! shocks and entertains, writes Siân Ruddick For the millions who hate Sarah Palin and her reactionary politics, the rise and fall of the former governor of Alaska makes a gripping spectacle. Nick Broomfield uses his documentary to find out the truth about the Tea Party Republican in a funny and engaging way. There is little in Sarah Palin: You Betcha! that people with an eye on US politics would have missed in terms of the big events. It charts her sacking of state employees who oppose her and the high profile scandals...
  • Sarah Palin Gets Subversive

    11/18/2011 3:45:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 130 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 18, 2011 | John McQuaid,
    None of us can pretend to know what motivates Sarah Palin to do what she does. Sure, there’s money. And attention. And more money and attention. But today’s Palin op-ed goes in a different direction. Palin moves away from the pure cultural populism that has defined her since her run for the vice presidency and back toward the reformist populism that characterized her time as governor of Alaska. She turns her resentment away from cultural elites and focuses it on political elites of both parties, arguing – sensibly! – that being elected to Congress admits one to a veritable merry-go-round...
  • Governor Palin: “The Cream Of The Crop Has Not Risen Yet In This Very Fluid Primary Process”(Video)

    11/15/2011 8:25:56 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 136 replies
    Conervatives4palin ^ | Tuesday November 15, 2011
    "The cream of the crop has not risen yet in this very fluid primary process so I’m not going to get out there and endorse anybody right now but certainly those ideas that I have, that so many Americans share....that are pro-growth ideas, pro private sector, blessed Constitutional restraints that our Constitution has within it....created in order to build this prosperous and healthy nation of ours....
  • New at Reason: The Sarah Palin Candidate Profile (Blech!)

    11/07/2011 9:51:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | November 7, 2011 | Staff
    Not sure who to commit to in the Republican primary race? Let Reason help you out. Picking a presidential candidate is like sorting through online dating profiles—nobody's quite right, but once a meet-cute is out of the question, the best you can hope for is to pick a mate out of a self-selected digital lineup. Today we’re focusing on former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. She’s not officially a candidate—but hey, you never know! We’ve got her horoscope, her nick-name, and her positions on the major issues facing the country. Sarah Palin Candidate Profile Reason has profiled the major Republican presidential...
  • NBC’s David Gregory To Jon Huntsman: ‘Are You A Sarah Palin Republican?’ (Tap-dance special)

    11/06/2011 7:12:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite ^ | November 6, 2011 | Josh Feldman
    Jon Huntsman has been on a quest to reach out to Republican voters who would prefer to see a moderate candidate run against President Obama as opposed to an ideologically pure one with little chance of winning a general election, but he was put on the hot seat about this very issue on Meet the Press today, when David Gregory brought up Huntsman’s glowing speech about 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin at the Republican National Convention three years ago. In the speech, Huntsman declared to the audience, “We are looking for Sarah!” and praised her for having an “independent...
  • MCP Entertainment Announces First Mobile game, Piein' Palin

    11/02/2011 11:07:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | November 2, 2011
    PERRY, IA, -- Despite missing numerous release dates, MCP Entertainment is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Piein' Palin. The game offers an exciting pie tossing experience. Even if she isn't running for president, doesn't mean she can't take a pie in the face. This is a fun, fast paced, carnival style game. Fun for the entire family. You choose to throw pies as your favorite Palin hater for three levels of raucous good times. A great soundtrack and Palin quips keeps the game fun and fresh for hours of entertainment. You can get your copy through the Android...